Samyang’s New 20mm F1.8 To Be Available in Both Still and Cinema Versions

Samyang Introduce 20mm Photo and Cine Lens

Today Samyang made the fourth of their expected 5 announcements in the form of a brand new 20mm F/1.8 lens that will be available in both still and cinema versions. This continues the latest trend from Samyang to capitalize on the growing popularity of affordable filmmaking with both stills and video versions of their latest lenses.

As far as this new 20mm F/1.8 is concerned, the lens is made up of 13 glass elements, including 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses, set into 12 groups. Manual focus is still the name of the game for this Samyang release, as it seems that AF technology will only be for their mirrorless lenses for the time being.

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August 21st: Join Us for a Photo Walk in Coney Island

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D500 review sample images (38 of 47)ISO 1001-640 sec at f - 5.6

Hey folks,

On August 21st, we’re doing a Photo Walk in Coney Island with the NYC Street Photographer Collective. This is going to be a special one limited to 25 people. This photo walk is going to be objective based and is designed to give photographers intent when they go out to shoot–which will also help them flex their visual muscles when shooting. Those who RSVP will be given instructions on where we’re going to meet and a whole bunch more info.

It’s starting at 1pm and it’ll go until 4pm. After that, we’ll grab food and hang out.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Interfit’s New Light Modifiers Offer Quality for an Affordable Price


Interfit has announced a new line of professional heat resistant lighting modifiers, including softboxes, parabolic softboxes, parabolic umbrellas, and standard umbrellas. The company is known for their great build quality and affordable lighting solutions (like with the S1 monolight), and these new modifiers appear to be no exception, including things like a honeycomb grid in the box for added value.

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No, Fujifilm USA Will Not Discontinue Film Multi-Packs

Fujifilm Superia Multipack

There have been many rumors going around about Fujifilm discontinuing loads of multi-pack films very quietly since the company announced another discontinuation last week. Yes, it’s indeed true–but not so in the United States.

According to sources in the United States, the multi-packs will continue to be sold. Specifically, four packs will be sold here in the US. Even more interestingly: sources from within Fujifilm tell the Phoblographer exclusively that they will soon officially bring back 36 exposure rolls for their films. For years, they’ve only been available in 24 exposure rolls. This is quite a surprise: while most photographers may stick their noses in the air when it comes to the “Consumer” stuff, it surely is a way to get some cheap fun at a party.

The BenQ PV270 Boasts 99% of the Adobe RGB Spectrum

BenQ PV270

Today, BenQ is announcing their new PV270 monitor aimed at photo and video editors. To that end, they’re claiming consistently accurate color in the monitor that they’re also stating covers 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709 and a 96% DCI-P3 colour gamut with IPS Technology.

The BenQ PV270 comes in at 27 inches–which is just big enough for the desks of most busy photographers and photo editors. Even better is that it seems to have its own hardware calibration. That’s awesome, but if you use two monitors (I have a second monitor hooked up to my MacBook) it’s still probably best to use something like a Spyder.

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Samyang Announces New 35mm f1.2 Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Samyang Unveils Mirrorless 35mm Photo and Cine Lens

While many manual focus lenses obviously lack AF mechanisms, they surely make up for it with cool features like fast apertures–and that’s the case with the new Samyang 35mm f1.2 lens. Aimed at APS-C mirrorless camera users, those with Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X series and Canon M cameras will be able to use this new lens on their cameras. The new Samyang 35mm f1.2 boasts Ultra Multi Coating, two aspherical lenses as part of nine glass elements in seven groups. These are designed to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. Plus, it’s got a 62mm filter threat–which is fairly large for an APS-C lens based

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Exclusive: Fujifilm Japan Announces the End of Pro NS 160 Sheet Film, Discusses the Future of Film


For a while now, Fujifilm Pro NS 160 has been discontinued in the United States (called NPS 160; and today Fujifilm is announcing the news of the discontinuation in Japan for the cut sheet film–120 format will continue to live on. As we’ve seen in the past few years, traditional film photography as we know it has been dwindling and shrinking when it comes to the traditional big two companies.

Of course, this is something that’s upsetting to the film world. Research will show you that Pro NS 160 was popular with portrait photographers (though it was used for a myriad of things) but of course wasn’t really used in a while.

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