The Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR is for Photojournalism

It looks like the Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR lens can take some abuse from the elements.

Considering the abuse that we’ve put the Fujifilm GFX 50R through, we’re pretty confident that the new Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens should be able to survive all of that too. In fact, the only product photos that Fujifilm sent us for this new lens are those where the lens is in the field and roughing it out in the snow. This new lens is the latest zoom option to come to the medium format world and it keeps a constant f5.6 aperture throughout the range. Now, if you’re a full frame 35mm film/digital shooter, then these focal lengths seem odd. But if you convert it to 35mm then it’s more or less a 79-158mm f4.4 lens. Sort of odd for sure, but useful if you need it.

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CamFi Pro Plus Provides Fast Wireless Tethering for 500+ Cameras

The new CamFi Pro Plus supports wireless tethering feature for around 500 models from major camera companies.

Shortly before 2018 closed, CamFi released the CamFi Pro Plus, a new offering that supports wireless tethering for 500+ cameras. The wireless camera controller manufacturer sees this product greatly improving the productivity of professional photographers all while using the tools they’re already familiar with.

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Watch How This Leica Camera Sensor Gets Cleaned

Sensor Cleaning

Leica’s official sensor cleaning procedure takes time, effort, and patience.

Have you ever wondered what’s involved when it comes to cleaning a camera sensor? While there are kits available for you to do this at home, it’s really not recommended unless you have the utmost confidence in your own hand eye coordination, especially if your dealing with a camera that costs as much as a Leica does. After the break we have a video that shows you just how much care a Leica technician gives to each Leica camera that is taken in for a sensor cleaning.  Continue reading…

TONIGHT! Penumbra’s Geoff Berliner on Inside the Photographer’s Mind!

Join us! Our next guest on Inside the Photographer’s Mind is Penumbra Foundation’s Geoffrey Berliner.

Continuing with our once a month interview series, our next photographer on Inside the Photographer’s Mind is Geoffrey Berliner. Geoff is one of the Co-Founders of the Penumbra Foundation, which specializes in keeping all of the super old styles and techniques of photography alive. The foundation hosts workshops, shoots (obviously), and looks to spread the Gospel of Analog any way they can. Located in midtown NYC, they’re well known amongst the local photography community and have been featured on television a number of times. So this show will be a tad different. We’re going to be talking about Geoff’s creative vision along with what it’s like to run an organization in the photo world.

You can catch it live on Adorama TV on January 16th at 5pm EST by following the Phoblographer or Adorama on Facebook. Or join us live at the Adorama Event Space via EventBrite!

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The Sony a6400 Has “Speed x AI” Along with Animal Eye AF Tracking

During a livestream today, Sony updated a number of their products as well as a big Sony a9 firmware update.

In addition to a big update to the Sony a9 via a firmware update, the company announced their brand new Sony a6400 camera. This new APS-C camera has a 24MP APS-C sensor at its heart and incorporates the company’s new Speed x AI. This update is coming to the company’s highest end cameras soon, but the new Sony a6400 applies it to pets, animals, and uses a bunch of new algorithms that have been talked about by the likes of Apple, Google, etc. when it comes to photography. At 11fps, it will theoretically be able to track your French Bulldog running around like the maniac it is.

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This Smartphone’s Camera Could Have a 10x Optical Zoom

Need an extra reach for your next smartphone camera? An Oppo model with a 10x optical zoom may be coming soon to give you just that.

What’s next in the mobile photography world after the multi-lenses, selfie cameras, AI modes, and bokeh features? Reports point out to an Oppo smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom possibly in the works now. If you’re curious about that extra reach, the official announcement could be out very soon. Continue reading…

New Images of Fujifilm GFX 100 Surface, Possible X Trans Sensor Inside

Fujifilm have been batting well since they entered the Medium Format race, but a 100 Megapixel X-Trans Sensor could hit their next Medium Format camera out of the park.

Thanks to the guys and gals over at Fujifilm, Medium Format cameras have become much more affordable and accessible to the masses. The GFX 50S and the GFX 50R have been causing waves in the high-end camera world and for good reason. The next Medium Format camera from Fujifilm will be a 100 Megapixel variant that is due for release sometime in 2019. While details have been hard to come by, some new images of a prototype GFX 100 have surfaced on the web. The big question though is will this beast have a Bayer sensor, or will it be equipped with the incredible X-Trans Sensors Fujifilm have become known for? According to an interview that we did last year, there’s a possibility that it could still be an X Trans sensor. Continue reading…

VSCO Announces Kodak Portra 400NC Film X Preset

Fans of Kodak Portra 400NC may be delighted to find that the popular emulsion’s look is now on VSCO.

Attention, VSCO users! If you’re a fan of the photo editing app’s film simulations, you might want to check out their latest addition. The company just introduced the Kodak Portra 400NC (KP5) preset for those who want to give their digital snaps the dreamy natural tones of the popular film.

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If You’re a Big Fan of Analog Photography, You’re Going to Love Geoffrey Berliner

Our next guest on Inside the Photographer’s Mind is Penumbra Foundation’s Geoffrey Berliner.

Continuing with our once a month interview series, our next photographer on Inside the Photographer’s Mind is Geoffrey Berliner. Geoff is one of the Co-Founders of the Penumbra Foundation, which specializes in keeping all of the super old styles and techniques of photography alive. The foundation hosts workshops, shoots (obviously), and looks to spread the Gospel of Analog any way they can. Located in midtown NYC, they’re well known amongst the local photography community and have been featured on television a number of times. So this show will be a tad different. We’re going to be talking about Geoff’s creative vision along with what it’s like to run an organization in the photo world.

You can catch it live on Adorama TV on January 16th at 5pm EST by following the Phoblographer or Adorama on Facebook. Or join us live at the Adorama Event Space via EventBrite!

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Here are Features We’d Like to See in the Newly Registered Fujifilm X-T30

Will Fujifilm be able to claim more market share with a new feature packed Fujfilm X-T30?

Fujifilm have found great success in the past with the X-T10 and the X-T20, but with competition heating up in the compact camera race they will have to do something special with their newly registered X-T30. With news flying around about the Sony A6500 replacement, Fujifilm will have to bring their A game if they want to be able to compete with what their main rivals bring to table. Join us after the break as we we take a look at what the filing says, and what the Fujifilm X-T30 will have to bring in order to be successful. Continue reading…

Hints of a Leica 35mm Noctilux Lens Spill Onto the Web

We might be treated to some new Leica cameras and lenses in the very near future; including a Leica 35mm Noctilux lens.

If you’re a fan of all things Leica you’re going to like this news. During LHSA (Leica Historical Society of America) meetings that were held late last year, current Leica employees and product managers hinted around that the company road map is littered with new cameras, lenses, and initiatives that could all be released and rolled out in the near future. One of the coolest things is the addition of a hybrid viewfinder Leica M camera that sounds similar to how the Fujifilm X Pro series of cameras works. But perhaps the most exciting thing is the addition of a Leica 35mm Noctilux lens.

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Maybe It’s Time for Samsung to Return to Making Camera Sensors

It sure would be good for consumers if Samsung started producing camera sensors for Mirrorless and/or DSLRs again.

Over the last few years Sony have emerged as the the world’s leader when it comes to camera sensor manufacturing and supplying. The Japanese powerhouse develops and keeps the very best sensors for use in their own cameras of course, but they also supply sensors to most other camera manufacturers too, with the likes of Nikon, Canon’s point and shoots, Fujifilm, etc relying heavily on their technology. There is one company though that could take the crown from the current sensor kings, and that company is Samsung.  Continue reading…

Lomography Potsdam Kino Is its Latest ISO 100 Black and White Film

The freshly announced Potsdam 100 is the second in the black and white Lomography Kino Films series. Not so long ago, Lomography announced the new Berlin Kino Film, much to the delight of black and white film photographers and lomographers. The company is back with another offering from their Kino Films series; the Potsdam, a 100 ISO 35mm monochrome emulsion. Branded as a “poetic cine film.” The Potsdam Kino Film is born out of the same inspiration as the earlier released Berlin: the New German Cinema that took Europe by storm in the 1960s. According to Lomography, this emulsion was also taken from the rolls of cine film produced by a “legendary German company that has been changing the face of cinema since the early 1900s.”

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Flickr Offers 15% Off the First Year for Pro Accounts

Flickr has sent out an offer code for those who are yet to register their Pro accounts this 2019.

Still interested in keeping your Flickr account active? You might want to check if your photos are well within the 1,000 photos limit if you’re on a Free account. If not, check your e-mail inbox because Flickr has just sent out an offer code for those who are thinking of getting a Pro account.

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Do We Really Need a Yongnou 50mm F1.0 Lens for Sony E Mount?

Ultra fast prime lenses seem to be all the rage lately, but do we really need them?

Ever since the Nikon z6 and Z7 were launched in late 2018, it seems as though manufacturers are scrambling to produce the fastest prime lenses that they can. The latest manufacturer to apparently be getting in on this is Chinese manufacturer Yongnou. Known for their ultra cheap lenses, it seems as though they are are stepping up their game by testing out a potential E Mount 50mm f1.0 lens. But why? Do we really need ultra fast glass? After the break we have a video that shows the alleged lens in action. Come check it out. Continue reading…

The Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S Solves That Pesky Wide Angle Filter Issue

The Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S isn’t going to prohibit you from using a lens filter.

One of the biggest problems with wide angle zooms is that they often don’t let a photographer attach a lens filter–but the Nikon Z 14-30mm f4 S is looking to change that. In fact, this is the biggest thing that stands out to us in the press release. The f4 constant aperture zoom lens starts out at 14mm and at that focal length you’ll be able to attach a standard UV, Neutral Density, Polarizing, etc. type of ring filter.

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The Panasonic Lumix S Full Frame Cameras Are Getting HDR and High Res Shot Modes

More details about the brand new Panasonic Lumix S cameras emerge at CES 2019.

Some consider the Panasonic Lumix S series of cameras to be the only real competition to Sony right now in the professional grade mirrorless camera world partially due to their Dual Card slots. Today we got a few more details about what the cameras will offer. Panasonic’s press release states that the company will offer both HDR and High Resolution shot modes. It isn’t crystal clear if this is going to be in both of Panasonic’s new L mount cameras, but there are also a few caveats.


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KUVRD Aiming to Ship Their New V2 Universal Lens Caps by March 2019

Universal lens caps

KUVRD’s newly designed universal lens caps aim to make protecting your lenses frustration free.

There’s nothing more frustrating than lens caps sometimes. The small circular pieces of plastic that we rely on to protect our precious glass can be pain to keep track of, and they can even be quite difficult to get back in place at times. KUVRD have been trying to make lens caps easier to use for a while now, and their new V2 universal lens caps look to build on the success of the originals that were released at the beginning of 2018. After the break we have more details about the two new members of the KUVRD lens caps; the Micro and the Magnum. Continue reading…

This Photo Zine Showcases the Ubiquitous Vending Machines of Japan

This project could be a nice addition to photo zine collectors who are also fans of all things Japan.

Attention, photo zine collectors! If you’re fond of projects that are set in the eye-catching streets of Japan, here’s one you might want to support. Perth-based Natalie Blom is putting together a Vending Machines of Japan zine, which highlights the vending machines dotting virtually every corner in the country.

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Prograde Digital Launches New USB 3.1 Dual SD Memory Card Reader

If time is of the essence, the new ultra fast Prograde Digital USB 3.1 dual memory card reader is for you.

Transferring images from SD cards to your computer can often be a time-intensive affair, but with Prograde Digital’s newly launched dual SD memory card reader you’ll be able to cut those transfer times down significantly thanks to both slots being able to transfer at full speed simultaneously. After the break you can find out more about the features of this card reader, and you can see the full press release. Continue reading…

The World’s First Titanium Tripod System Promises to be Ultralight and User Friendly

titanium tripods

These carbon fiber and titanium tripods along with a full titanium ballheads are aiming to shake up the tripod world

Even though tripods are one of the most used photography accessories around, they never seem to get as much attention as other tools that we use. One company is really trying to take tripod technology to the next level though with their ultralight, yet incredibly sturdy carbon fiber and titanium offerings. To top it off the Colorado Tripod Company have also created the world’s first full titanium hollowball which promises to cut the ball weight by 52%. Read on after the break to find out more about this interesting Kickstarter project. Continue reading…