The Nikon Z9 prototype was recently spotted at the Tokyo Olympics, and some specs have already leaked. But now there’s more information about the upcoming flagship mirrorless camera from Nikon. New specs have leaked, showing us what we can expect from the Z9 when it’s announced. And judging from them, we’re about to get a mirrorless successor to the D850 and D6.
Xiaomi has announced Mi MIX 4, its first smartphone with an under-display front camera. It’s not the first-ever, but it’s one of few phones that have it so far. It’s still a relatively new technology, so it’s definitely worth taking a look at.
Elinchrom has just announced ONE, a tiny, but powerful strobe. The 131 Ws off-camera flash is the company’s first battery-powered moonlight, and it’s the size of a 70-200 mm lens.
Somewhere between an action light and a studio light, there is a need for a particular light. For all intent and purposes, we will call that light a mini LED panel. The studio mini panels are brighter than average action lights but they fit in your bag and operates on batteries.
We rallied two of our favorite panels – Litra Studio ($399) and Lupo Kickasspanel ($298). But which panel came out on top? Did the robust weather-sealed app-controlled Litra take it? Or did the versatile affordable and high-quality LEDs of the Lupo take the cake? This is why we had to pit these two against each other to find out.
Some of the most Iconic shots were taken with a Hasselblad (or Hassy as its fans call it). The album cover for The Beatless’ Abbey Road and the iconic Apollo 11 photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon (shot by Neil Armstrong) are a few photos that almost everyone knows. On the flip side of this, a current Hussy would cost upwards of $30,000. And this is for the body only. A Fujifilm GFX 100S, also about 100MP, will set you back ‘only’ $6,000. So why are people willing to invest so much in a Hasselblad-made camera?
Well, we knew it was coming but now it’s official. Sigma has now launched the new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens for mirrorless cameras. Specifically, that means the Leica L mount (utilised by Sigma’s fp and fp L cameras) and the Sony E mount. Still no word on any Nikon Z or Canon RF mount lenses coming from Sigma yet.
The new lens marks Sigma’s first ultra-telephoto zoom Sports lens designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. They say it offers much-improved performance and functionality over using a mount adapter with the old 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary for DSLRs, with fast accurate autofocus, better stabilisation and Dual Action Zoom system.
The pandemic has changed the way we live and work. In recent months my workflow had to adapt to this new reality. Even the type of work I do changed a bit.
With that, the demand to carry out all the creative and production processes from “home or studio” is ever stronger. And to do this, you have to adapt and renew yourself and your workflow. So I did.
These are times of change, complicated, but there are also new opportunities. So I decided to renew my entire post-production battle station adapting it to my unique needs.
Frio, the maker of the Frio cold shoe has relaunched under the new management of Imaging Brands, the company which also owns Tether Tools, as a new one-stop shop for off-camera light mounting solutions for photographers and filmmaking. The original Frio cold shoe has now been renamed the Frio Hold and the product line has been expanded with a number of new mounting solutions.
The new lineup includes a number of products for mounting hotshoe based lights including speedlights and LEDs, in various ways to help offer you more versatility on location when choosing where to put your lights, microphones, monitors or other small devices.
The REVORING from H&Y filters is an interesting concept. Instead of having to buy multiple step-up rings for all your different diameter lenses to use larger screw-on filters, you just buy one “variable” diameter REVORING that fits on a whole bunch of different filter diameter lenses. And you can attach and detach it much more quickly than a standard screw-on filter, too.
The system was first launched in June of last year with a VND + CPL combo. Now the company has just announced a new Black Mist filter, available in three strengths, that you can use either on its own or magnetically attach to your existing REVORING VND+CPL filters.