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Month: August 2014


Expecting winter

Amazing, ethereal worlds created by artist Erik Johansson

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson is the author of an intriguing photo series, that is depicting a future where things are no longer what they used to be. The surreal photos of this talented artist will put your imagination to a test, making you wonder what is real and what is not, all while instilling fear in your heart.

Sunset road

Lisa Holloway captures dreamy portraits of her 10 children

Being a photographer is not an easy job. Moreover, being a mother is not a painless experience. Things might not sound so great when you are both a photographer and a mother of no fewer than 10 children. Somehow, photographer Lisa Holloway manages to overcome all the issues and is capturing magical portraits of her children.

MCP Photoshop and Lightroom

Edit In A Few Clicks to a Brighter, More Vivid Photo

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Exposure Adjusting with MCP Photoshop Actions The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share…

Zeiss Loxia lenses

Leaked photos of the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 and 35mm f/2 lenses

It was bound to happen! As the Photokina 2014 event is getting really close, inside sources have managed to leak the first photos of the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 and 35mm f/2 lenses. The optics will become the first Zeiss Loxia-series optics, which will be designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame image sensors.

Canon 6D 24-105mm lens kit

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM and two other lenses coming soon

Canon will officially introduce at least three new lenses at the beginning of September. The rumor mill believes that the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lenses will surely be on the list and that they will all be present at the world’s biggest digital imaging event: Photokina 2014.

Panasonic Lumix GM1 replacement

Panasonic GM5 and LX100 are the names of upcoming MFT cameras

Panasonic is expected to introduce at least two new cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors. One of them is a mirrorless camera, while the other one is a fixed-lens compact shooter. The rumor mill has managed to uncover their real names and it appears that they will be called Panasonic GM5 and LX100, respectively.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 camera launched with E-M10-like specs

It has been a while since the rumor has first mentioned the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 camera. Well, this mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds image sensor has become official today. The device bears the internal of the OM-D E-M10 and it will become available by the end of September 2014.

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1 DSLR unveiled with LED illumination system

With Photokina 2014 being just a few weeks away, official announcements have started to pour it. After Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus, it is Ricoh’s turn to introduce a new product. The Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera is official and it is packing an LED illumination system that will indicate the device’s state among other details.

Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye

Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens announced for Nikon 1-system cameras

Samyang has “somewhat” introduced a new lens. Although this product has not been listed on the company’s website, the brand new Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens has been put up for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo. Its specs are also listed, indicating a fisheye lens specially crafted for owners of Nikon 1-system mirrorless cameras.

Samsung NX30 camera

Samsung NX1 details confirmed by trusted source

A trusted source has confirmed some Samsung NX1 details ahead of the mirrorless camera’s official announcement date. This device will be aimed at professional photographers and will be introduced as a part of the Photokina 2014 event. However, it will not adopt a retro design, as reported in the past but it will be based on a modern style.

Sony SLT-A99 full frame camera

Sony A99II release date scheduled for early 2015

Sony will most likely announce a replacement for the flagship A-mount camera, the A99, at Photokina 2014. As the world’s largest digital imaging trade fair is quickly approaching, some people are curious about the Sony A99II release date. According to two inside sources, the camera is coming sometime in “early 2015”.

Photo showing buttons on the back of a DSLR including the button used for focus

The Secret Weapon of Photographers: Back Button Focus For Sharper Images

Learn to get sharper photos using the tool many pros use — Back Button Focus. Learn when, how and why to use this powerful setting.

Metabones Canon EF lens to Micro Four Thirds

Metabones launches Canon EF lens to Micro Four Thirds adapter

Metabones has unveiled another one of this famous Speed Boosters. The company has released a Canon EF lens to Micro Four Thirds adapter, which means that MFT camera owners will be able to mount Canon EF lenses on their shooters. The adapter will also increase the maximum aperture by one f-stop, while widening the lens.

Panasonic GM2 specs leaked

Panasonic GM2 specs list to include on-sensor stabilization

Panasonic will announce a few cameras that will also be on-display at Photokina 2014. The devices are coming before the world’s largest event and they could employ some interesting features. The rumor mill has managed to leak an updated Panasonic GM2 specs list, hinting that the camera will sport on-sensor image stabilization.

Pentax K-S1 leaked photo

Pentax K-S1 announcement date scheduled for August 28

Ricoh has allegedly scheduled the Pentax K-S1 announcement date for August 28. The new K-mount DSLR camera has had more of its specs leaked on the web ahead of this date. An interesting information consists of the purpose of the LEDs built into the grip, which are said to display the state of the K-S1.

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

Panasonic LX1000 Four Thirds compact camera coming soon

The name of the Panasonic compact camera with a Four Thirds image sensor may have showed up on the web. It is rumored that the device will be called Panasonic LX1000 and that it will indeed be capable of recording 4K videos. Regardless of its name and features, the shooter will definitely be announced within the next few days.

Fujifilm X100s HVF

New Fujifilm X100T specs revealed before Photokina 2014

After introducing the X30, Fujifilm is expected to announce another compact camera in the near future. Before the next product launch event, the rumor mill has managed to leak more Fujifilm X100T specs, which include an electronic viewfinder. As previously reported, an EVF will certainly replace the hybrid viewfinder found in the X100s.

Fuji X30

Fujifilm X30 becomes official with a slew of new features

Fujifilm has finally taken the wraps off of the X30 replacement. The brand new Fujifilm X30 compact camera comes packed with a classic design hiding a set of interesting features, such as dual control rings, WiFi, and tilting screen. The company has also introduced a “Classic Chrome” film simulation mode to take your skills to the next level.


Casio EX-FR10 is a new action camera with a modular design

Casio has introduced a new camera for selfie enthusiasts. However, the new Casio EX-FR10 has some aces up its sleeve: it is a rugged action shooter based on a modular design. The camera body of this device is detachable, allowing the users to set the camera in a position and to trigger the shutter remotely using the controller.

Nikon D810 DSLR

More Nikon D750 specs point to an action DSLR camera

As we are getting closer to the Photokina 2014 event, inside sources have leaked more Nikon D750 specs. The new information goes hand-in-hand with previously-leaked details that are pointing at an action camera. The D750 will borrow the focus system from the D810, but it will be considerably faster than its bigger sibling.

Zeiss lenses

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2 lenses coming at Photokina

Zeiss has trademarked a new series of lenses and the first two models of the line-up are rumored to be unveiled at Photokina 2014. Inside sources are reporting that the Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2 lenses will be aimed at Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame sensors and will come without autofocus support.


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