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Month: August 2015


Panasonic Lumix GH4R rumors

Panasonic GH4R with V-Log support coming on September 1?

Panasonic will announce a new mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor soon. The company is said to launch a special GH4 version with V-Log support. The camera will be called Panasonic GH4R and will become official on September 1, says the rumor mill, with improved features for professional videographers.

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MCP Photo A Day Challenge: September 2015 Themes

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Two new Tamron prime lenses to be announced soon

Tamron is preparing a major product launch event in order to reveal new products. According to the rumor mill, the two new Tamron prime lenses will be SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD. The optics will be released for Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras with full-frame sensors sometime in the near future.


Create Magical Children’s Images with a Few Special Photoshop Touches

Use Photoshop to turn your images into magical ones using MCP actions and a few creative touches.

canon ef 35mm f1.4l ii usm lens

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens unveiled with BR Optics tech

The rumor mill has got another one right as Canon has revealed a new EF-mount 35mm f/1.4L wide-angle prime. This new product is world’s first model to employ BR Optics technology, which consists of an organic element that reduces chromatic aberration. The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens will be released this fall.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM leaked

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens photos and specs leaked

Canon is preparing a major product launch event for a premium lens. This wide-angle prime has been mentioned within the rumor mill several times, but it is finally coming soon. Before its launch, trusted sources have leaked the first Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens photos as well as its specs and price details.

olympus om-d e-m10 mark ii mirrorless camera

Olympus E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera officially announced

The Olympus E-M10 Mark II Micro Four Thirds camera has just become official. It has not been a secret for a few weeks, as its name, photos, and specs have all been leaked in the meantime. Now, the shooter is official with a new design as well as a built-in 5-axis image stabilization system that is reminiscent of its higher-end siblings.

Fujifilm X100T lens

Fuji X200 to feature a different lens than X100 cameras

The rumor mill has recently begun talking about the replacement to the Fujifilm X100T. The compact camera will feature the same sensor that will be added into the X-Pro2. Meanwhile, new details have been leaked and they say that the Fuji X200 will come packed with a different lens from the one found in X100-series cameras.

Sony SLT-A99

Sony A99II coming soon as the A99 has been discontinued

Curious eyes have noticed an interesting fact for Sony fans: the company has removed the A99 from the products page on its global website. This is a sign that the flagship A-mount camera has been discontinued. If this is true, then it is very likely that the Sony A99II will be announced soon, just like the rumor mill has predicted.

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M4 and multiple EF-M lenses coming in 2016

Canon will finally get serious with the mirrorless industry. This is a statement that has been passed around multiple times in the past. However, it seems like this time it is finally happening. The rumor mill is claiming that the Canon EOS M4 will become available worldwide in 2016 along with many new EF-M-mount lenses.

Olympus E-M10 Mark II leaked

Detailed Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs list leaked

Olympus will officially unveil the successor to the OM-D-series E-M10 by the end of this week. Before the product launch event, trusted sources have leaked a more detailed Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs list. The new information confirms that the mirrorless camera will be a minor evolution of its predecessor instead of a major one.


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Olympus dual IS and digital ND filter technologies patented

Olympus will not sit and watch as Panasonic draws all the plaudits with its Dual Image Stabilizer technology. The company has just patented a similar system, allowing photographers to make use of stabilization systems found in a camera and in a lens at the same time. The Olympus dual IS system may be added into the E-M1 Mark II camera.

Hazmat Surfing by Michael Dyrland

Hazmat Surfing project shows what will become of our oceans

The future of our oceans and ultimately our future is dark. Pollution is affecting the oceans so much that in some places you cannot surf after it rains. Photographer Michael Dyrland has experienced this issue in Los Angeles, therefore he has created the “Hazmat Surfing” photo project to raise awareness of ocean pollution.


Mixing Manual Edits and Actions to Pop an Image

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Fotokite Phi is a drone that you fly around like a kite

Capturing aerial selfies may be easier than ever before thanks to the latest drone that is available on IndieGogo. It is called Fotokite Phi and it has been developed by Perspective Robotics. This drone supports GoPro Hero cameras and it comes with a leash, so you can fly it like a kite and capture videos like walking a pet.

Panasonic Lumix GH4

Panasonic GH5 release date to take place sometime in 2016

Panasonic will not replace its flagship mirrorless camera by the end of 2015. A trusted source has confirmed that the Panasonic GH5 release date will occur sometime in 2016. The mirrorless camera could be introduced at the beginning of the year or even towards the end of the year, as the Photokina 2016 event takes place in September.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens

Patent for Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens revealed

Canon has just patented another lens. The Japan-based company has been performing this action many times since the beginning of 2015 and it will most likely continue to do so. The latest project consists of a Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens, a telephoto zoom optic designed for EF-S-mount DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors.

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Nikon delays AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens

Bad news for Nikon DSLR photographers looking to buy a AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens! The optic’s release date has been delayed officially. The Japanese company has confirmed that the stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is now scheduled to become available sometime in October 2015 instead of August 2015.

Canon XC10 design

Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 lens patented for 1″-type cameras

Canon may already be designing the XC10 successor. The company has been caught patenting a 12x optical zoom lens with a brighter aperture, a lens that is designed for 1-inch-type cameras. The patent is referring to a Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 lens, an optic that is said to offer a high image quality and a lot useful functionality.

Canon 5Ds camera rumor

Canon 5D Mark III replacement is not coming out soon

Canon has been rumored to be working on an EOS 5D Mark IV camera for a long time. Some sources have said that the Canon 5D Mark III replacement will be unveiled this fall. However, a more reliable insider is now claiming that this is not the case and that the DSLR is still more than six months away from being launched.


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