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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is a real lens. How many telephoto lenses beyond the 85mm focal length with an f1.4 aperture have you seen? The answer is probably very few, and if anything we’ve seen 200mm f1.8 lenses from Canon years ago. But the new Nikon 105mm f1.4 E lens is quite an interesting one. With 14 elements in 9 groups, 3 ED elements, 9 aperture blades, fluorine coatings and an 82mm filter size this is a very interesting and different lens from what’s been available and out there.
Of course, this lens is also designed for full frame DSLRs. Further, the Nikon 105mm f1.4 E ED is also not at all cheap: at $2,199.95 expect it to really only be used by professional portrait photographers.
Lead Image by Yana Vasilyeva. Images used with permission of EyeEm.
The shortlist for EyeEm’s 2016 Awards have been announced. The top 20 entries from each of the 5 categories (The Architect, The Great Outdoors, The Photojournalist, The Portraitist, & The Street Photographer) are featured below and will be eligible to win their respective category at the EyeEm Awards Gala on August 27th in Berlin.
Congratulations and Good Luck to each of the Photographers noted below!
We’re looking to feature portrait photographers for the month of August and if you’ve got a portrait project, a kick ass portfolio, or really amazingly stunning single portraits, we’d love to interview or feature your work right here on the Phoblographer.
We’re keeping with the themes that we’ve been working with as this month has been about photographers who capture, the previous month was about creative imagery.
Head on past the jump for the details.