Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens is now officially released. The new Biotar 58 f/1.5 II lens is available for most camera mounts. The new lens is now available at BHphoto. Here are the details : Continue reading “Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available”

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”

Photo RAW version 2022.5 Now Available for Download

ON1 officially released Photo RAW version 2022.5. This is a major update that includes several new features and enhancements including the full integration of ON1 Resize AI into Photo RAW and support for the latest R5C, GH6, OM-1, M11, X-T30 II, and Z9 cameras:

Here are the key features in version 2022.5: Continue reading “Photo RAW version 2022.5 Now Available for Download”

Fujifilm Unveils Latest Development Roadmap for Interchangeable Lenses in X Series of Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Addition of three new XF lenses creates an extensive 42-lens lineup, broadening the X Series’ reach

Valhalla, N.Y., May 31, 2022 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today unveiled its latest development roadmap for interchangeable XF lenses in the X Series of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap features the addition of three new lenses: a large-diameter mid-telephoto prime lens, a standard macro lens, and an ultra-wide-angle prime lens.

Fujifilm has been expanding the lineup of XF lenses to broaden the appeal of premium image quality and advanced mobility made possible by the X Mount system1. As part of this expansion, a medium telephoto prime lens joins the new generation of large-aperture prime lenses, which will now cover broad focal lengths from 18mm (wide angle, equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format) to 56mm (mid-telephoto, equivalent to 85mm in the 35mm film format). These lenses will offer outstanding image quality and image-resolving power in an extremely broad range of photographic situations.

Additionally, as part of this roadmap, the compact prime series of XF lenses will have two additions: a standard macro lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens. These complement existing lenses in the XF Series by expanding the situations for suitable lens use, catering to users’ diverse needs.

Interchangeable lenses newly added to the roadmap:

XF56mmF1.2 Lens – A fast, medium telephoto prime lens

A mid-telephoto lens to join the new generation of “large-aperture prime lenses” in the XF Series.

XF30mmF2.8 R Macro Lens – A standard macro lens

A compact macro lens with a standard angle of view. Its compact and lightweight design makes it a perfect walkaround lens, covering a wide range of image-making situations including snapshots, landscape, portrait, as well as tabletop photography of foods and accessories.

XF8mmF3.5 Lens – An ultra-wide-angle prime lens

A compact ultra-wide-angle lens that will be the widest X Mount prime lens in the XF Series. Despite the ultra-wide-angle focal length, the lens is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal walkaround lens.

“We listened to consumers’ thoughts, wants, and needs, and responded with a comprehensive set of new lenses that will enhance any Fujifilm photographer’s kit,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With our versatile lineup now including 42 lenses, including the three that were just added to the development roadmap, Fujifilm continues to demonstrate its commitment to helping our community find new creative moments through lenses that allow the creator to see things differently.”

XF30mmF2.8 R Macro and XF56mmF1.2 are expected to be available in late 2022. XF8mmF3.5 is expected to be available in early 2023.

1The X Mount is Fujifilm’s lens mount for its X Series of mirrorless digital cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor

What Do You Need to Know Before Buying a Camera?

When you are planning to purchase a camera, it’s probably because you want to take photography beyond your smartphone. You are fond of capturing everything that attracts others’ attention. 

If so, then you need to have a high-end camera that can help you capture amazing images and take your photography skills to the next level. 

However, you need to understand a few things before you purchase a digital camera. 

The article gives you a quick introduction to the features that you must look for in the new camera and the types of devices that you can pick as per your preference. 

Questions You Must Ask Yourself?

Before you buy a camera, ask yourself a few questions. 

What do you want to buy a camera for? Whether you are looking to chase your passion or you are getting it for work? Understand your requirements as it will help you make a wise purchase decision and get you the ultimate device you want. 

What is the overall budget that you can spend exclusively on the camera you need to buy, additional lenses, accessories, and everything? Thorough research will help you know the price of each device and other components you need for extensive photography. 

Let’s now discuss the features that buyers must check while purchasing a camera. 

Memory Card for Storage

Other than the image quality, megapixel range, and zoom quality, there are more aspects that you need to consider while buying a camera. When you are capturing a lot of images and large-size videos, where are you going to save everything? Your camera’s built-in storage will saturate soon with ample multimedia stored on it. 

We are talking about SD cards that you may need to add to the camera for better storage or shoots. We recommend you move data from the camera to your computer and then to an external drive. If you are running out of storage on your computer, refer to more tips on optimizing storage. 

Speed and Performance 

That’s something we all understand and look for while purchasing a camera as we look for the same aspects of smartphone cameras. The MegaPixels (MP) determine the clarity of the image. The higher the megapixels, the sharper the image would be. The ISO indicates how the camera will perform in low-light situations. 

A higher ISO value indicates that you will probably require less light to get the output you desire. Frames per second also affect the quality of the image; however, the FPS rate doesn’t matter until you are capturing a moving picture or videos such as a sports event or wildlife photography. 

Ergonomics

If you are a newbie, opt for a camera that is lighter in weight and comes with compact dimensions. When buying a camera for travel photography, make sure to check the weight and other specifications to avoid buying a device that’s too bulky to hold.

Invest in buying a camera that is easy to carry along and durable. You can visit your nearest store for an in-person shopping experience as you can hold and feel the camera as well as its weight and other features. 

After you complete your search and decide on buying a camera, purchase it from a reputable online store as you may get attractive deals and discounts. 

Interchangeable Lenses

Buying a camera can be a one-time purchase decision for many as it involves a huge investment. You can buy a camera anytime, but you need to invest wisely in lenses. After considering your budget, if you decide to purchase a camera with interchangeable lenses, you open a horizon of endless options. 

More to it, lower number lenses such as 15mm give you a wide angle with more coverage of the scene that you need to capture. Lenses over 85mm work like a telescope and bring farther objects closer. You will get lenses in various sizes and prices, so consider what lens you would want to buy.

Types of Cameras You Can Buy?

  • Point and Shoot

Certainly, the best option when you are planning to purchase a camera for your next vacation. The optical zoom they offer gives you an indifferent experience that your smartphone cannot match. 

  • Bridge Cameras

Quite larger than the point-and-shoot camera, the bridge cameras offer more features with better telephoto and zoom capabilities. They are easy to carry and give you plenty of options when it comes to lenses.  

  • Interchangeable Lens

The options include the popular DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. The availability of quite a lot of lenses makes them one of the popular picks as the photographers get the opportunity to play around with features and be more creative. 

  • Full Frame 

Cameras come in different sizes and features. A full-frame camera implies that the size of the sensor is the same as 35mm negative. The number of pixels in the smaller sensors can be similar to that in full-frame. However, the size of the pixels is smaller.

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The lens is manual focus and it will be available in Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Nikon Z mounts.

The price of the manual focus Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Lens is $149.99. Check availability at Amazon. The lens is available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z-mount cameras.

The lens is also compatible with the Nikon Z5Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless models when APS-C crop mode is selected. Continue reading “Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras”

Lexar announces new Diamond Series CFexpress Type B cards with 1,900MB/s read speeds

Lexar announces CFExpress Type-B Card DIAMOND Series and CFexpress Type-A Card GOLD Series.

Best SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards | Best CFexpress Cards | Best CFexpress Card Readers Continue reading “Lexar announces new Diamond Series CFexpress Type B cards with 1,900MB/s read speeds”

Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II Lens Released for Nikon Z and Canon RF

The Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II lens is now available also for Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts.

The new Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses are already available for preorder for different DSLR and mirrorless mounts.

Continue reading “Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II Lens Released for Nikon Z and Canon RF”

Three new Voigtlander lenses for Nikon Z & one for Fujifilm X

Cosina announces three new Voigtlander lenses for Nikon Z, one for Fujifilm X and an E-mount close-focus adapter. Two of these lenses are for full-frame mirrorless and two of them are for APS-C. The release date and pricing information is not yet available.

  • Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Asph for Z-mount (full frame)
  • Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Asph for Z-mount (full frame)
  • Voigtlander NOKTON D 23mm f/1.2 Asph for Z-mount (APS-C)

See below for the new Voightlander lenses. Continue reading “Three new Voigtlander lenses for Nikon Z & one for Fujifilm X”

New KamLan 55mm f/1.4 Lens Announced for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon R

New KamLan 55mm f/1.4 lens announced for Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon R mirrorless systems. Official announcements made during the 2022 CP+ show.

The manual focus lens is constructed of eight elements in six groups, uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F1.4 through F16 and has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11.8”). The lens is set for a March 2022 release, but no pricing information has been made available at this time. You can purchase KamLan lenses from Adorama. Continue reading “New KamLan 55mm f/1.4 Lens Announced for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon R”