Lomography has announced Petzval 55 mm f/1.7, a new lens that brings vintage and modern together. It was inspired by Joseph Petzval’s First Portrait Lens from 1840, and it’s compatible with modern Nikon Z, Sony E and Canon R full frame mirrorless cameras. It lets you control the aperture with the dual aperture system, which allows you to achieve all sorts of creative effects and control the bokeh to your liking.
Lenny Kravitz is well-known for his music, but he’s also an avid photographer and a fan of Leica cameras. So, Leica teamed up with the famous musician to bring you a stylish, limited edition version of Leica M Monochrom. It’s covered with faux python skin, and along with two lenses, it will set you back “only” $24,000.
Fuji’s new GFX 100 is here, and it’s a big looking beast of a camera. It’s a 102-megapixel camera with a 43.8 x 32.9mm BSI CMOS sensor. We don’t know if it’s the Sony IMX461, but if it is, it should show some excellent high ISO performance and increased colour accuracy.
The GDX 100 shoots video, too, offering 4K DCI and UHD up to 4:2:0 10-bit internally or 4:2:2 10-bit externally over HDMI. It also has an F-log gamma setting to maximise dynamic range and give more grading options in post. Oh, and it has 3.76 million phase detection AF points.
Two years ago, Olympus announced the Tough TG-5 rugged compact camera. And it was a pretty good camera for what it was. An underwater compact, with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor capable of shooting 4K video and 1080p at up to 120 frames per second. It was so good, that Olympus has essentially released the same camera all over again.
Today, Olympus has announced the Tough TG-6. Basically, it’s a TG-5 with a 1.04 million-pixel HD resolution LCD on the back, instead of the old 460K pixel LCD. TO be fair, they have also released a new fisheye adapter for it, though. Although, that’s an optional extra purchase.
German lens manufacturer Voigtländer has launched Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount. Since it’s a manual focus and de-clickable, this fast and wide prime lens can be a good choice for both photographers and filmmakers.
If you are a fan of how Peak Design does their bags and clips, there is a good chance you will connect with their tripod as well.
The travel tripod has some features that set it apart from other tripods. (I have yet to try one, so I am trusting Peak Design’s press release on this).
Godox first teased the X2T trigger back in February at WPPI. A refresh to the X1T, with a few extra buttons, easier adjustments and the new style locking foot. It also now incorporates the functionality of the Godox A1, their Bluetooth trigger for controlling your lights with a smartphone app.
In February, the model shown off was a pre-production prototype. Now, the design is final is complete and the new Godox X2T has been officially announced.
There are many photography bags. Just go out and try to have your pick, you’ll be at awe. I think that choosing your first camera bag can be an overwhelming decision for the new photographer. (More experianmced photographers don’t choose a photography bag, they buy them all).
This is where something like the new Stash Master 13L from Mindshift gear can help. You can keep your old (non-photography) bag and eat it too. Essentially the Stash Master is a padded cube with a zipper on top. It’s kinda the right size to fit in almost any bag and convert it into a camera carrying device.
Hot on the heels of DJI’s announcement of the Osmo Action camera, PolarPro is here to announce new filters for it. There are six different packs available, each offering a different combination of filters depending on your needs. They’re based on PolarPro’s very popular range of ND and ND/PL filters for drones, the Osmo Pocket and GoPro cameras, but these are designed specifically to fit the Osmo Action.
Besides a camera, lenses, and other photographic paraphernalia, there are a few things worth having in your photo bag.