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Month: April 2015


Zeiss high-resolution image

Sony A7RII to feature 56-megapixel or higher-resolution sensor

Zeiss has uploaded a 56-megapixel photo to its official Flickr account. The EXIF data has been removed and the description of the image says that it has been captured with a Sony A7R camera. This camera does not have such capability, so its replacement, the Sony A7RII, is now rumored to employ a 56-megapixel or higher-resolution sensor.

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 mirrorless camera announced

Leica is back! The German manufacturer has just introduced a new rangefinder camera and it will release it on the market soon. However, it only shoots black and white photos and it is quite expensive. Without much further ado, here is the brand new Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 rangefinder interchangeable lens camera.

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 lens

Sigma 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens patented

While Sigma promises people that a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is a priority, the company is also working on a Sigma 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens. This product has just been patented in Japan and it would become the first Sigma telephoto prime lens to be added to the manufacturer’s Sports series.

Sony FE-mount lenses

High-quality Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens could be on its way

A couple of new optics for FE-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras have been patented by Sony in Japan and it looks like they might be introduced at some point. The more exciting model consists of a Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens, which is said to provide a very high image quality with almost no visible distortions.

Canon tilt-shift 24mm lens

Canon tilt-shift macro lens rumored to be in development

Remember that unique lens with macro capabilities from Canon? It is back in the rumor mill and it is more exciting than some people have hoped. It appears that the product in question is a Canon tilt-shift macro lens that is already in development and is on its way, as EF-mount users may get it sometime in 2016!

Fujifilm X-T1 AF speed

Fujifilm X-T1 autofocus speed to be faster with new firmware

Fujifilm is allegedly preparing to release a new firmware update for one of its X-mount mirrorless cameras. According to an insider, the device in question is none other than the first weathersealed X-mount camera. In addition to bug fixes, the firmware version 4.0 will bring an improved Fujifilm X-T1 autofocus speed.

Sony A7RII details

Newly-leaked Sony A7RII details point to new RAW technology

In the wake of a major Sony product launch event, sources are leaking more information about one of the inbound products: the A7R replacement. According to the latest Sony A7RII details to show up on the web, the FE-mount full-frame mirrorless camera will employ a brand new and improved RAW engine.

Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement rumor

Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement event to occur this May

Panasonic will reveal a new Micro Four Thirds camera around the middle of May 2015. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is a recently rumored model: the G6 replacement. A source is claiming that the Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement event will occur in mid-May and that the device will be a minor upgrade over the G6.

Sony A6100 rumor

Sony A6100 seems likelier to come without 4K video

Before Sony’s major product launch event set to take place sometime in May 2015, the rumor mill is coming out with new details about the Sony A6100 mirrorless camera. There could be some bad news for some users, as the device is now said to record only full HD videos and to not be capable of 4K video recording.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II tilting screen rumors

More Canon 6D Mark II rumors show up online

The gossip talks about Canon’s future EOS DSLRs are not coming to an end! There has been a lot of chatter within the rumor mill about the upcoming EOS cameras, but there is always room for more Canon 6D Mark II rumors. It seems like the DSLR will be welcomed by videographers as it will offer a couple of video-focused features!

Canon EOS 6D Mark II specs

Canon EOS 6D Mark II specs and price revealed

A fresh batch of Canon EOS 6D Mark II specs have been leaked on the web contradicting a bunch of specifications revealed by another source a few days before. The source is reporting that the DSLR will actually come packed with a 28-megapixel sensor, while the previous leakster claimed that the sensor will not go over 24 megapixels.

Canon 1D X Mark II rumors

Fresh Canon EOS 1D X Mark II details leaked on the web

An insider has leaked more Canon EOS 1D X Mark II details before the DSLR’s purported announcement date, which is now said to take place by the end of 2015 instead of 2016, like previously rumored. The upcoming camera will also feature an improved specs list and an updated design in order to be more ergonomic than the 1D X.


What Lenses You Should Buy for Portrait and Wedding Photography

  * This is a reprint of a popular article from the past that addresses one of the most asked questions on the MCP Facebook Group: “what lens should I use for (insert specialty) photography?”     Of course, there is no right or wrong answer, and there are an exponential number of external factors that play…

Tintypes II by Victoria Will

Tintypes II: haunting portraits of actors by Victoria Will

We have featured tintype photography on Camyx in the past. It seems like this technique, which was popular in the 1860s, is making a comeback in the 21st century. Tintypes II is a series of poignant portrait photos of actors and celebrities captured by photographer Victoria Will at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Sony reveals 2015 World Photography Awards winners

At the Somerset House in London, UK, the World Photography Organisation and Sony have jointly announced the winners of the 2015 World Photography Awards. The 2015 Photographer of the Year, who takes home the 2015 L’Iris d’Or title, is John Moore, courtesy of the dramatic “Ebola Crisis Overwhelms Liberian Capital” photo series.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor

Next Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera to feature bigger sensor

The next-generation Fujifilm flagship X-mount camera will become official sometime during the fall of 2015, sources say. Before its launch, plenty of details about the X-Pro2 have been leaked. Once again, a source is reporting that the mirrorless camera will come packed with an image sensor that is bigger than APS-C units.

Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II

Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens announced

Sony has unveiled its second A-mount lens at the 2015 World Photography Awards. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens follows onto the footsteps of the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens and it will be released this summer with superior image quality and weathersealing.

Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II

Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens unveiled

Sony has just released a statement proving that the A-mount is not dead. A new optic designed for A-mount cameras is now official and it is coming out in June 2015. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens replaces its predecessor with improvements to image quality and subject tracking.

Newborn Plane Prop

Making a Newborn Prop Photo Pop

This Blueprint was created by Blythe Harlan, an MCP Actions customer. She explains below how she has saved time using our products and she shared an example of how she edits her newborn photos using our products.

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II unveiled with built-in GPS instead of pop-up flash

Once again, the rumors have turned out to be true! Ricoh has just taken the wraps off of the Pentax K-3 II DSLR camera which comes packed with some differences when compared to its predecessor. The new K-3 II employs a Pixel Shift Resolution mode that shifts the sensor in order to capture higher-quality images among others.

Adobe Camera RAW 8.1 DNG Converter

Adobe Camera RAW 9 released with Lightroom CC/6 features

Immediately after introducing Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6, Adobe has released an update to Camera RAW for Photoshop users. The new Adobe Camera RAW 9 is here and it comes packed with the same features offered by Lightroom CC/6 along with a slew of new camera and lens profiles from Canon and Nikon among others.


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