Last month, a rumor was going around that Sigma would expand its product lineup to include Nikon Z and Canon RF lenses. And now, it’s not a rumor anymore. Sigma’s CEO has confirmed that the company is considering adding the two new mounts to its offer.
Well, it looks like Huawei’s not the only one with high photographic sights as smartphone manufacturer Vivo has also announced a partnership with Zeiss for camera development in their new X60 series. There will be three models in the X60 series – the regular X60, the X60 Pro and the X60 Pro+.
The first two smartphones have already made their public debut, but the third has not. Allegedly leaked renders found online, however, suggest that the X60 Pro+ may feature a quad-camera unit, bearing that famous Zeiss logo.
A few days ago, an apparently leaked press release from Capture One indicated that the price of their software would be going up. And now, it’s official. The prices of Capture One for Sony, Fuji and Nikon have all increased from their previous price of $129 up to a $199 – a whopping 54% increase.
While the price has indeed gone up, it apparently comes with the benefit of “2 seats” (meaning you can install it on two machines), but from looking at the Capture One website a few days ago, they’d already implemented that at the lower price. I’m not sure it’s even worth them pursuing four separate versions at this point.
For its February cover, Vogue chose photos of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris – and both of them have sparked outrage. People have been calling out Vogue for making Harris’ skin lighter, but also for “bad lighting”, a “questionable” photo, even for the Converse sneakers she’s wearing.
Sony’s new Airpeak drone system, first announced in November 2020, sees some new developments coming out of CES 2021 as Sony unveils a first look at the new drone, teasing some of its features and benefits. Sony says that the goal of the Airpeak brand is to further develop today’s drone technology while kicking things up a notch for professional creators.
The initial offering, which Sony describes as “the first phase of this project”, will see Sony launch a new business targeted for professional photography and video production during spring of 2021 to go along with the first new drone. And, perhaps not surprisingly, the drone is designed to carry Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras.
This is a strange one. Apparently, the Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta software that Olympus released to allow you to use your Olympus OM-D mirrorless camera as a USB webcam has ceased to function. As of January 1st, 2021, it just quit working without warning. And, sure, you can change your computer’s clock to trick it, but then that can potentially cause other issues if you want to actually use it.
Olympus has acknowledged the issue and says that their R&D team have identified the problem, with a new and fixed version of the software on the way “as soon as possible”. With the transition of “OM-D” from Olympus to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), though, who knows how long this may take. And who even owns the rights to the software anymore?
According to a report on GizChina, Samsung is gearing up to launch “many innovative sensors” during the course of 2021, including a new 200(ish)-megapixel sensor intended for smartphone use. The information was posted originally by Twitter use Ice universe, who has been known for posting reliable information in the past when it comes to smartphone tech and smartphone camera sensors.
It’s been suggested that the 200-megapixel sensor will actually be 216-megapixels, given that the current model 108-megapixel sensor is often referred to as simply 100-megapixels. And then there’s that 600-megapixel smartphone sensor Samsung has already confirmed they’re working on.
This seems a little bit weird, but not an entirely unreasonable idea. Godox has filed a patent that looks very similar to the existing Godox V1 speedlight, except that this one includes a built-in cooling fan below the lamp assembly. Lighting Rumours believes that an announcement for the improved “V1 Pro” is imminent.
In all other respects, the V1 and new “V1 Pro” detailed in the patent seen to be largely identical. Both will have similar zooming circular heads, both feature the magnetic mount for the AK-R1 kit and other round magnetic modifiers, and both are powered by seemingly the same lithium-ion battery.
A 25-year-old photographer and war Army veteran Isaac Wright was arrested for taking rooftop photos. He was charged with “burglary and possessing criminal tools” after trespassing and climbing the rooftop of the Great American Tower in Cincinnati.