Have you ever been curious to find out which are the most popular cameras on stock photography websites and if owning one of them means a better chance at selling your photos? Well, then you should check out the “What Gear for Shooting Stock” infographic by Stock Photo Secrets with data from the Dreamstime site.
Adobe has officially released for download the final version of the Lightroom 5.2 software update. It comes packed with new features, bug fixes, newly-supported cameras and lens profiles. Furthermore, the Camera RAW 8.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 are also available now with plenty of new tools and it solved problems among others.
It appears that Sony cannot stop innovating! The company is once again rumored to announce a camera with a moving image sensor that would support multiple lenses from Nikon, Canon, and Pentax. The Sony A7 is its name and it should come alongside the A79, which will act as the SLT-A77 replacement.
Sony has been working at an E-mount camera with a full frame image sensor for a long time. The rumor mill has leaked information about it, but now it seems like we are very close to the device’s launch. However, recent details claim that we will actually see two Sony NEX-FF cameras instead of one and at least four lenses are coming, too.
Sony is making the rumor mill rounds once again, as the company is working on a new DSLR-like camera. It is said that the upcoming mirrorless shooter will feature an image sensor capable of moving along the Z-axis. Moreover, the E-mount device will also be capable of support lenses from Canon, Nikon, and Pentax.
The Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 ZA lens has just been leaked on the web. This optic will be announced soon for NEX APS-C cameras, sources say. Additionally, new Sony rumors have appeared, revealing that the company is working on plenty of new E and A-mount / APS-C and full frame cameras that will be introduced within six months.
Sources close to Samyang’s business have recently revealed that the company is working on a 12mm f/2 lens for “some” mirrorless camera mounts. However, it appears that the company has other plans, as the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens specs have just been leaked online and the company itself is listing it on its website.
Ricoh is not busy only with the Pentax brand, as the company must look after its own as well. As a result, the Ricoh HZ15 has become the company’s latest compact camera, which will be released in late September. Among the specs that are to attract the customers we can find a 16-megapixel sensor and a 24-360mm 15x zoom lens.
Sigma is widely-recognized as one of the best third-party lens manufacturers. Moreover, it is the single one which is still making all of its products in Japan. Better yet, the optics are cheaper when compared to their counterparts. The best part is that four new Sigma telephoto lenses are in the works and they are coming soon.
The Elicar V-HQ 300-600mm f/4.1-5.7 lens will become available to the market soon. Professional and advanced photographers will be able to buy this beauty for a price of $12,000. The optic is compatible with APS-C cameras from Nikon and Canon, therefore lensmen will find it useful when preforming wildlife photography duties.
Samyang has announced a new cinema lens, which should deliver improved video recording capabilities. The Samyang 16mm T2.2 cinema lens is aimed at APS-C cameras with support for Canon EF-S, Nikon DX, Sony A, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X, and Micro Four Thirds mounts. It should become available soon for less than $500.
Sigma has taken the world by surprise again with the announcement of a revolutionary Lens Mount Conversion System. As of September 2013, photographers will be able to ship their Sigma lens to the company in order to change its mount to a new one. Additionally, all of the company’s products now have a 4-year warranty.
Sigma might be working on something new for full frame photographers. Sources say that the Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM lens is real and that it will be officially revealed at Photokina 2014. Canon and Nikon cameras with full frame sensors are its destinations and its high-profile counterparts are already feeling the threat.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art is an impressive lens, which has attracted a lot of positive feedback ever since it has been announced. It is aimed at APS-C cameras, but many users feared that it will be too expensive. Well, the Japanese manufacturer has just announced its price and potential buyers will have a surprise.
After releasing Lightroom 5, Adobe has also pushed the Camera RAW 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 software updates for Mac OS X and Windows users. The latest versions come packed with support for seven new cameras, 16 new lens profiles, as well as several bug fixes, and they can be downloaded right now.
Samyang has announced a lens on Facebook once again. The company’s fans are already accustomed with this sort of introduction and they are beginning to like it. This time, they have been greeted by the 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS wide-angle lens, which has been designed for most APS-C cameras roaming this Earth.
There is no secret that camera manufacturers are complaining about the decrease in volume shipments. However, the numbers are more worrying than first believed, as a Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) report shows a steep decline in mirrorless and DSLR camera sales during the past 12 months.
Adobe has decided to release the so-called “Release Candidate” versions of Camera RAW 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1. They are available for download right now for Windows and Mac OS X computers. The tools are aimed at Creative Suite 6 users and bring support for several new cameras and lens profiles.
DxO Labs is keen on updating its DxO Optics Pro software. The RAW processing tool has received yet another update, which is packing a firmware version of 8.1.6. The new update comes packed with support for six new cameras, including Nikon Coolpix A, Canon 700D, and Pentax MX-1, as well as hundreds of lens combinations.
Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC lens will be released in a week, on May 02. Its focal plane can be tilted at an angle of 8.5 degrees and shifted up to 12mm. Without compromising on lens quality, it will be available for around $1000.
Fujifilm is looking to revive its digital camera sales. According to the rumor mill, several new devices will be introduced by the Japan-based manufacturer throughout 2013. Two of the new shooters will be a part of the mirrorless segment and one of them will feature an APS-C sensor, while the other one will pack a 2/3-inch sensor.