Sad news coming out of Japan for fans of high-end Nikon point and shoot cameras. Today, Nikon announced the cancellation of the release of their DL series premium compact cameras. The entire line, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, has officially been canceled after issues with the cameras’ image processor were discovered.
In this month’s issue of CAPA, a Japanese publication covering mirrorless cameras and techniques, eagle-eyed readers were tipped off to reports of a new Pentax Mirrorless Camera – the Pentax M-E. Unfortunately, outside of a name drop, there isn’t much info on the camera.
So far here’s what we’ve been able to gather.
Panasonic announced their GH5. and so that means some good deals are to be had on the GH4: still a great camera by all accounts. But we aren’t featuring just one Panasonic deal. The GH4 is great, but we also have some savings on the FZ1000, GX8, and some lenses as well. If you are a Micro Four Thirds photographer then you should take a look at these.
- Panasonic GH4 – $300 Off
- Panasonic Lumix G 15mm F/1.7 – $50 Off
- Panasonic FZ1000 – $100 Off
- Panasonic GX8 – $200 Off
- Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 – $50 Off
It’d be pretty insane for any of us to believe that a Chinese company purchased the aging and historical Hasselblad, but according to Kevin Raber over at Luminous Landscape, it seems to be the case. Indeed, DJI has been a minority shareholder for a while now and Hasselblad hasn’t been doing so great. But when the X-1D was announced, it seemed like things would change.
We hope that everyone who celebrates it had a wonderful Christmas holiday this weekend! No doubt many of you got some small $15-$20-$25 giftcards for the occasion and are now wondering what to spend your gift card on. It is true, in the photography world a $25 figure will not get you much, but there are some needed and important things you can still get for the $25 giftcard from your great aunt Verna. Here are some of our picks:
One of the most effective ways to tell stories in your images is to use depth of field. It’s a cinematic technique filmmakers have been using for years and years. The fundamental way story telling has worked is by having very specific things in focus for the viewer to pay attention to. This isn’t only a cinematic technique though, it’s also one that photographers have been using for years. It goes all the way back to the film days when photographers were using Fujifilm Astia, Velvia, Acros and other emulsions to tell their stories.
Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Fujifilm made big waves in 2016 with the X-Pro2 and X-T2 making the X-Series a system that many wedding professionals or semi-professionals could be considering as they decide if their current kit can get them through another season.
Today we wanted to take a look at the X-Series from a wedding photography perspective. What cameras and lenses should be considered for the wedding professional looking to build out the ultimate wedding kit with Fujifilm? Well, that is a subjective question, but here are our picks.
Lots of photographers that invest into the Fujifilm camera system have been wondering whether they should go for the new 23mm f2 R WR lens or the 23mm f1.4 R lens. Indeed, it can be confusing. Of course, there are more obvious differences: the size, weather sealing, autofocus speed, etc. But then there are some differences that aren’t so obvious.
I personally own the 24mm f1.4 R, and Anthony owns the 23mm f2. So we’ve compared the two for you folks.