Thursday, 28 July 2016

News & Rumours: Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Samyang, Venus Optics, Adobe & Huawei

In this week's summary:
  • The Canon 1DX Mk II gets reviewed by DPReview;
  • Nikon announces a new, fast, prime;
  • Olympus some leaked specs for the E-M1 MkII and a new PRO lens;
  • Samyang re-announces an already announced lens;
  • Venus Optics launch a Kickstarter for their latest, ultrawide prime;
  • Adobe releases Lightroom for Apple TV; and
  • The Huawei P9 gets reviewed by DPReview.
The new portrait king?

Thursday, 21 July 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Nikon, Samyang, Sony, Affinity Photo, Aputure, Paul C.Buff and PetaPixel

In this weeks summary:
  • Canon's 5D Mark IV is registered with an Indonesian authority;
  • Nikon has a 70-200mm f/2.8 replacement in the pipelines;
  • Samyang has released the first of 5 new lenses;
  • Sony's new 50mm f/1.4 is compared the 55mm f/1.8;
  • Affinity Photo announces new features;
  • Aputure announced a new mini constant light;
  • Paul C. Buff have a new monolight series available; and
  • PetaPixel is copying my weekly rumour summary?
 PetaPixel are "pretty sure (this) will make it into many (many many) photographer gear bags".

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

366 Project Month Five - Micro 43s May

After my time consuming April Portrait Project finished, I wanted an easier month in May. After considering Macro May and Mobile May, I finally settled on Micro 43s May. Alliteration was an important thing to consider in May.

Camera with bright 30mm & 85mm f3.4 primes that weighs just 500g and fits in my coat!
Late last year I picked up a Panasonic GM5 with the Leica branded 15mm f/1.7. I was really impressed with the image quality for the size and weight, but the moment I bought a Sony RX1RII I largely neglected it.

So, the question I wanted to answer in May was: can a camera costing a quarter of the price, and half the weight, of a Sony RX1RII really compete? Clickbait warning. The answer might surprise you!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

News and Rumours: Sony, Adobe, FLM, Phottix and Westcott

In this week's summary:
  • Sony surprises everyone with a new prime lens release;
  • Adobe releases new versions of Lightroom for mobile;
  • FLM is launching a new high quality travel tripod on Indiegogo;
  • Phottix has a new collapsible beauty dish; and
  • So does Westcott.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

News and Rumours: Fuji, Eye-Fi, Huawei and Metabones

In this week's summary:

  • Fuji officially announces the already leaked X-T2.
  • Eye-Fi announces they're going to brick most of their product range.
  • Huawei tags a Canon DSLR photo with #HuaweiP9.
  • Metabones releases an updated firmware for their Canon to Sony adapter (yes again).