Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Firmware v2.2 Announced, Support Direct SSD Recording over USB

Panasonic has just announced its latest software update for the LUMIX GH6. The GH6 firmware v2.2 adds an exciting feature. You can now record directly to a connected SSD via the camera’s USB interface. Firmware v2.2 will be available for download on September 27.

With the new GH6 firmware v2.2 it becomes possible to record high-quality, low-compression Apple ProRes 422 HQ (Maximum 1.9Gbps) or high-bitrate, large-volume 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra directly onto a SSD (2 TB max). Continue reading “Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Firmware v2.2 Announced, Support Direct SSD Recording over USB”

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced

Venus Optics announced a new lens, the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for designed specifically for mirrorless camera systems.

The Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO sells at $499 and is available at Venus Optics and available for Canon R, Leica L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. Venus Optics lenses are sold at AmazonAdorama and B&H.

This manual focus macro lens offers a maximum 2:1 magnification ratio for larger-than-life macro photos. The 58mm lens is constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. It uses a 13 blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, has a minimum focusing distance of 18.5cm (7.3”) and uses a 67mm front filter thread. The lens measures 74mm (2.9”) in diameter by 117mm (4.0”) in length and weighs 595g (1.3lbs).  Continue reading “Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced”

Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 Lens Announced for $1,196.95

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F2.8 lens.  This ultra-wide-angle zoom manages to mix speed and compactness while presenting a broad field of view that’s perfect for anything from landscapes to architecture subjects to handheld vlogging applications.

The Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 Nikkor lens will be available in late October for $1,199.95.

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Nikon Z8 to be Announced in the Spring 2023

Here are the latest updates about the upcoming Nikon Z8 high-megapixel full frame mirrorless camera. According to recent Nikon rumors, the Nikon Z8 will be officially announced or released during February 2023 to April 2023 timeframe. There still a chance that Nikon will announce the development of Nikon Z8 later this year.

The specs of Nikon Z8 is still unconfirmed, it could be a baby Nikon Z9 without the built-in grip, and it also could be a mirrorless version of Nikon D850 with 60+MP full frame sensor.

There is also a rumored camera roadmap on the web, just take with a grain of salt.

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Announced !

Sony today has officially announced a new model in its Cinema line, the FR7. The Sony FR7 is the world’s first pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera to combine a full-frame image sensor, an interchangeable lens design, and remote shooting functionality. The FR7 is a redesigned FX6 modified into a PTZ design. The US price for Sony FR7 is $9,699, you can check pre-order options at Adorama | B&H Photo. The official release date is in November 2022.

Press release: Continue reading “Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Announced !”

New Firmware Ver. 2.1 for Nikon Z9 to be Released Soon

According to latest rumors, Nikon is rumored to release a new firmware version 2.1 for Nikon Z9 in the next 7-14 days. The new firmware includes AF fixes and improvements, but will also include some important updates.

It is rumored that Nikon’s new APS-C mirrorless camera will be announced at the end of June or early July, so we think there will be multiple announcements on the same day (the new Z 400mm F4.5 is also expected to be announced).

The new firmware for Nikon Z9 seems to be a surprisingly big update, including improvements in AF. Also, it seems that the previously rumored APS-C mirrorless camera and interchangeable lens may be announced at the same time, and if Nikon Rumors expected, the next Nikon announcement will be a large one.

The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony RX10 V to be Released in Late 2022

According to latest Sony rumors, Sony will announce a high-power zoom camera with a fixed lens in late 2022. This rumor refers to the highly anticipated Sony RX  10V. 

“The main differentiator (from the current model) is that AI / Computation Photo technology will be introduced for the first time as a Sony camera. Also, the design and ergonomics have been improved, the flash has disappeared, and the α6600. The same battery will be used. The lens will be the same as the old model. This camera will be blackout-free and will have a continuous shooting function of up to 24 frames / sec.”

Since the information is unreliable, it seems better to ask about half the story at the moment, but if Sony RX10 V really appears, it will be the first model change in 5 years.

Currently, the market for integrated lens cameras is significantly smaller than before, but Panasonic, Nikon, and Canon still have a lineup of large integrated lens cameras equipped with high-power zoom, so Sony is in this category. It may not be so strange to introduce a new model with.

If the specs are as rumored, the new model is likely to be a normal evolution model that uses AI technology.

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Nikon Z6 III Rumored Specifications

Here are the rumored specifications of the Nikon Z6 III camera. The upcoming full frame mirrorless camera is expected to be announced during August-October 2022.

Nikon Z6 III Rumored Specifications

  • 33MP FX-Format CMOS image sensor
  • EXPEED 7 image processor
  • 5-Axis In-Body Vibration Reduction
  • New AI Object Detection
  • AF real-time eye and real-time tracking
  • UHD 4K60
  • 20 fps Cont. Shooting
  • HDR (HLG), ProRes RAW
  • Dual memory card slots
  • The camera is priced around $2,500
  • Announcement in August-October 2022

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H Adorama.

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Sony a1 Firmware Ver.1.30 & a7S III Firmware Ver.2.10 Released

New Sony firmware updates released . The new firmware update Version 1.30 for Sony a1 and firmware update Version 2.10 for Sony a7S III cameras are now available for download online.

Sony a1 Firmware Ver.1.30

Download links:

Sony a1 Firmware Update Version 1.30

Benefits and Improvements

  • Allows you to select M and S sizes in addition to L when using the RAW recording lossless compression method
  • Adds the 4:2:2 10bit selection when shooting XAVC HS 8K
  • Allows proxy recording during a remote computer connection
  • Improves the accuracy of the Eye AF feature
  • Fixes an issue where the remote shooting may not work with Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote)
  • Improves the stability of the custom white balance
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

Sony a7S III Firmware Ver.2.10

Sony a7S III Firmware Update Version 2.10

Benefits and Improvements

  • Allows proxy recording during a remote computer connection
  • Improves the accuracy of the Eye AF feature
  • Improves the stability of the custom white balance
  • Improves eye sensor detection performance with strong light sources, such as sunlight
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7S III body: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Try Out These 9 Image Editing Tips to Be Creative

Images are a great way to tell a story as they make the content more descriptive and easy to understand for viewers. The ease of consuming information makes the images more prevalent than ever. Today, you can see images pretty much everywhere, from promotional and marketing content to infographics and tutorials.

However, the images have to be self-descriptive and must not require effort to understand the message they carry. Editing plays a huge role in turning an image into marketing collateral. If you are an image editor or a graphic designer, you must know what it takes to edit a picture to create an impressive image.

In this article, we will review some image editing tips so that the readers can practice them on their computers, tablets, or smartphones. Continue reading “Try Out These 9 Image Editing Tips to Be Creative”