A new Canon patent has been discovered by the folks at Canon News. It describes an 83-megapixel sensor which, if the maths are right, will have the same pixel pitch as the 32.5-megapixel sensor in the recently announced Canon EOS 90D. A second 20.75-megapixel sensor has also been described in the patent
You know, I was just thinking the other day when SanDisk announced their new cards that Angelbird’s been awfully quiet on the CFexpress front. They’ve become a very popular brand over the last couple of years when it comes to high-performance CFast, SSD and other storage formats. So their silence with regard to CFexpress cards, when everybody else seems to have announced some, was surprising.
Now, though, Angelbird has officially announced that they’re entering the CFexpress market with two new cards, the AV PRO CFX for cinema users, and AVPRO CFX XT for tough heavy-duty industrial needs. Naturally, they’re bringing out their own CFexpress card reader to go along with them.
When the Ultimate Lens Hood was first announced a couple of years ago, it came via Kickstarter and saw pretty massive success, overachieving its funding goal by more than 2,000%. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s basically a big rubber lens hood that allows you to shoot through glass while eliminating reflections bouncing off your side.
Now, after the success of the original, they’re launching the Ultimate Lens Hood 2.0, with two new products, the ULHmobile for smartphones and the ULHgo for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. With as well as the original crowdfunding route went, they’ve once again taken to Kickstarter and it’s already over 600% funded.
Lightroom is still considered to be the leading software out there for digital asset management and raw processing. But it’s not the only one. There’s Capture One, Luminar, Exposure X4, and a host of others. But there’s one that seems to always be improving in popularity and functionality, and that’s Darktable.
Darktable is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and it’s completely free. This video from Rico Richardson, coming via Anthony Morganti, is an overview of the basics of this pretty powerful RAW processor, and how to go about getting started with it for processing your images.
Some people are born with more money than sense. Other people know this and create apps, websites and apparently Instagram accounts which take advantage of this fact. Way back in 2008, an app appeared for iOS called I Am Rich which allowed people to pay $999 through the App Store and all it did was come up with a message declaring that you were rich.
These days, though, it’s easier to just exploit somebody else’s platform. In this case, Instagram. For a minimum payment of $1,000, the account golden_pricetag is offering to post your images to their account to show just how rich you are. And they post how much you’ve paid on their website, too. Just so you can brag to all your friends.
CFexpress is the drop-in next-generation replacement for XQD. It’s also a sort-of replacement for CFast. It doesn’t fit into a CFast slot, but it’s what manufacturers are dumping in favour of CFexpress in their new generations of kit – like Canon’s recently announced EOS C500 Mark II. So far, we’ve seen a few companies throw their names into the hat, but one notable player has remained pretty silent. Until now.
SanDisk has announced their new SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B card, which is already available for sale in European markets. It’s popped up in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities in the UK and other places, and writes up to 1.4GB/sec and reads at up to 1.7GB/sec.
This is an interesting little product. Reclouder is a “personal hybrid audio recorder” that saves audio to an SD card but also automatically uploads it to the cloud. It’s a 2-channel recorder, meaning you just get left and right stereo sound, but it can take its input from 3.5mm mic sockets or through a pair of line/XLR combo sockets (one with 48v phantom power).
At the moment, it still seems to be somewhere in the development stages but is expected to go the crowdfunding route at some point for a very reduced $129. The regular retail is expected to be $199.
A new Nikon roadmap for 2020/21 appears to have leaked, according to Nikon Rumors. They have no idea if it’s legitimate, but the lenses are, as they say, plausible. With, perhaps the exception of one, which seems something of an odd decision to me. Overall, though, it’s a very healthy looking list that would round out the lineup quite nicely.
In an effort to keep us permanently confused with the rapid advancement of USB speeds and technology, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has published the specification for USB4. It was first teased back in March of this year, not long after USB 3 had all its versions renamed. Unlike the incremental updates from USB 3 to USB 3.1 to USB 3.2, though, USB 4 will be a “major update”.