GoPro Hero9 Black: Price, Specs, Release date

The new GoPro HERO9 Black action camera announced with a tweaked design and improved specifications for getting more out of your action photos and video.

The US price is $449.99 and it will be released on September 21, 2020. The new GoPro HERO9 Black is now in stock at Amazon. You can also check the availability at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “GoPro Hero9 Black: Price, Specs, Release date”

New Skylum Luminar AI with a Special Early Bird Pricing

Skylum has announced Luminar AI, the latest iteration of its photo editing software. If you want you can preorder LuninarAI at the special price of $69 (limited time).

Skylum’s LuminarAI is first image editor fully powered by artificial Intelligence. With LuminarAIcreating striking photos becomes surprisingly easy and fun. It automates the most common manual tasks and simplifies complexity so that you have more time to create an engaging story.

LuminarA​I goes further than previous versions in integrating machine learning into the photo editing process. Features include Body AI and Face AI for refining portraits. Iris AI lets you fine tune subjects’ eyes, while Skin AI removes imperfections.

Landscape photographers have Sky Enhancer and Atmosphere AI tools to add details to skies. Or Sky AI will enable you to completely replace your sky. Other tools such as Golden Hour and Sunrays allow you to enhance the sunlight in your scenes.

Luminar AI will be available as a stand-alone application and plug-in for macOS and Windows.

If you want you can preorder LuninarAI at the special price of $69 (limited time).  Learn more about LuminarAI here.

New Firmware Update for the LUMIX S1R, S1H and S1 Cameras

In addition to the announcement of Panasonic Lumix S5, Panasonic has also announced that they will be releasing firmware update for its existing S-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras to enhance functions and usability by the end of 2020.

Panasonic S1R will be able to capture 5K video but the greatest significance is likely to be enhanced autofocus performance for the S1, S1R and S1H.

Panasonic says the firmware update will arrive by the end of 2020, and we have to say, we’re pleased to see significant updates making their way into the company’s existing cameras.

Pre-order links:

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 body: $1,997.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 with 20-60mm Lens: $2,297.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

The company also updated their L-mount Lens Roadmap 2020. Continue reading “New Firmware Update for the LUMIX S1R, S1H and S1 Cameras”

Fujifilm Announces the Development of Fujinon Premista 19-45mm T2.9 Large-Format Cine Lens

Fujifilm officially announced the development of the FUJINON Premista 19-45mm T2.9 lightweight wide cinema zoom lens (“Premista 19-45mm”) for large format sensor cameras, as well as preview the SK35-700mm telephoto PL mount box lens.

Fujinon Premista 19-45mm T2.9 Large-Format Cine Lens (PL) is now listed at B&H.

Key Features:

  • Covers Large-Format Sensor Size
  • 46.3mm Diameter Image Circle
  • ZEISS eXtended & Cooke /i Lens Data
  • 280° Focus Rotation
  • Covers up to large-format sensors
  • Constant T2.9 maximum aperture across 19 to 45mm focal length
  • PL mount with hex-adjustable flange focal distance
  • Compatible with both ZEISS eXtended Data and Cooke /i Technology lens data
  • Premium optical quality with low distortion from center to corners
  • Sharp imaging with minimal aberration at any position or distance from the subject
  • High dynamic range; suppresses unwanted flare and ghosting
  • Color-matching to Fujifilm cine lens lineup simplifies color grading
  • 13-blade iris for smooth bokeh effects
  • Wide 280° of barrel rotation for precision focusing
  • Focus marks in both feet and meters

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Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta Released (Adds Support for Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100, Sony ZV1)

Adobe has released the new DNG Converter 12.4 Beta to add the support  for Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100 and Sony ZV1.

Download link: Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta

Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras. Continue reading “Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta Released (Adds Support for Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100, Sony ZV1)”

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K Film Camera Announced

Blackmagic Design has announced Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, a new digital film camera with an advanced 12,288 x 6,480 12K Super 35 image sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range and high frame rate shooting at up to 60 frames per second in 12K at 80 megapixels per frame. The new Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science and higher Blackmagic RAW performance, all in the award winning URSA Mini Pro camera body.

The US price is $9,995 and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping will start at the beginning of August 2020.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Features: Continue reading “Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 12K Film Camera Announced”

New Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head

Manfrotto has announced the 504X Fluid Video Head, which supports a payload of 26.5lbs and features a four-step counterbalance system.

Designed for smooth, stable video footage, the Manfrotto 504X features a bridge architecture that allows for a wider top surface and a longer sliding plate to provide greater balance and stability.  Though lighter than the 504HD, the 504x features an increased load capacity of 26.5 pounds (that is 12 kg for our readers in Europe and the UK) with a four-step counterbalance to help offset the weight of the camera while operating.

The head features a flat base with a 3/8″-16 female mounting thread, enabling you to mount it on most tripods, monopods, sliders and rigs.

The Manfrotto 504X is made of lightweight aluminium. It’s priced at $359 for the head only and is also available in kits. You can pre-order the Manfrotto 504X now from retailers such as B&H Photo (get the head only or check out the different kits available.

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New Meyer-Optik Görlitz MK II Lenses Now Available

The Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II lens is now available for Canon EF, Pentax K, M42, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds. Fuji X and Leica L mounts.

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

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New Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader

New Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader has been announced. This new Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader is geared towards making the workflow of professional photographers and videographers faster.

Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader Features:  Continue reading “New Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader”

Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 Lens Now Available

Irix has extended its line of film lenses with the ultra wide-angle Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 is available in Canon EF, Sony E, MFT, and PL mounts, each with either metric or imperial focus markings

Irix, the producer of the Cine series, currently has a set of cinematographic lenses in its portfolio, including an 11mm ultra wide-angle lens, a standard 45mm lens, and a 150mm macro telephoto lens. Today Irix premieres their fast, filter-ready wide-angle cine lens, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. This product will open unlimited possibilities for filmmakers and cinematographers alike. Continue reading “Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 Lens Now Available”