The year 2013 was a year packed full to the brim with new developments in the photo industry. It started with CES in Las Vegas and CP+ in Yokohama in January, then along came IFA in Berlin in September, followed by Photo Plus in New York in October. In the meantime, manufacturers didn’t pause with their announcements of new products. We saw a lot of exciting stuff launched, but also some things that had us scratch our heads. And then, there were those announcements that nobody could really wrap their head around. Here’s a list of we here at The Phoblographer consider this year’s top and flop five industry developments.
Adobe’s third iteration of Lightroom 5 is now out of the release candidate phase, and it’s available for download now. The Lightroom Journal has the full list of changes, but we also have them down below. Amongst the big ones are Canon T4i tethered capture support, Fujifilm X-E2 support, Nokia Lumia 1020 support, and a lens profile for the Apple iPhone 5s.
Lots more changes and download links are after the jump.
This is a massive list, so just let your loved one or anyone thinking about getting you a gift know just what you want. Here are 30 gifts that every photographer would appreciate this holiday season.
Recently, Canon announced their EOS M2 camera; but made it a Japan exclusive. Quite literally, lots of folks in the press (and many of us were chatting about this yesterday here in NYC) were wondering why it hasn’t been announced in the US yet.
Canon Rumors is stating that after contacting Canon USA, the company has no plans on bringing it US of A. Quite literally, they were told that there are no plans to bring it in. After we read about the announcement, we contacted Canon as well but we were told, “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S.”
Wow, is it December already? Another year went by so quickly, it’s almost unreal. In retrospective, 2013 was a great year for The Phoblographer. We saw a couple of great new additions to our staff, while unfortunately we had to let go of others. But first and foremost, we saw our visitor numbers on the site as well as our facebook following grow exponentially, and for that we’re super thankful to you, our readers. Because without you, this site wouldn’t be what it is. And without you, what we do here at The Phoblographer wouldn’t have any meaning. So let’s take a look back at our ten most popular posts of 2013, which were in part responsible for our great visitor numbers this year. And if you haven’t already read them all, then we recommend you grab a cup of coffe, lean back, and enjoy!
The EOS M2, successor to the EOS M, Canon’s not very successful first attempt at its own mirrorless camera system, has been officially announced in Japan. However, the big revolution that many have hoped for isn’t coming. Yet. Rather, it seems the M2 is a slightly updated M, with quicker AF (up to 2.3 times faster) and added Wi-Fi connectivity in virtually the same body as the previous model. The camera will be available in Japan this month, with prices starting at JPY 64,800 (~ US-$ 630) for the body only. Full specs and more images after the break.