Synology Announces a New Network Storage DiskStation, The DS1019+

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If you need a back up of your backup’s backup and you need to stream your files, this new network storage DiskStation may be for you.

 

Being able to store and backup all of your RAW and processed image files is incredibly important. We all know that if anything happens to those precious files we would be totally lost. Being able to access those files from anywhere on any device is also important; it means we can work on the road without having to carry external hard drives, and we can share images with clients with ease. Synology have been making network storage solutions for a long time now, and they have just announced a new member of their family, the DiskStation DS1019+.  Continue reading…

New Updates Come to the Thrifty Phottix Raja Softbox Lineup

Still looking for the right softbox for your studio needs? Phottix has a couple of new offerings under its Raja softbox series that could just be what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re just getting into shooting portraits in the studio or already a seasoned portrait master, light modifiers like the softbox remains crucial tool for your work. It can be challenging to choose from all the available options out there. Fortunately, Phottix has recently announced a couple of new additions to its popular Raja line of softboxes. You might want to check them out if you’re still looking for the right softbox for your studio.

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AP Sets Up GoFundMe for Family of Photojournalist Desmond Boylan

The Associated Press was one of the news outlets that Desmond Boylan was stringing for, right up to his final moment while on assignment.

Above: Desmond Boylan at work in Cuba. May 2012. Alejandro Ernesto Pérez Estrada

Photojournalist Desmond Boylan was on assignment in Havana on December 29  for The Associated Press when he felt unwell and soon died of a heart attack. With his passing, his family also lost his only source of income. This is why AP took to crowdfunding to help raise additional funds for his family at this difficult time.

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Kosmo Foto Launches Popular Kosmo Foto Mono in the Flavor of 120 Film

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This launch of Kosmo Foto Mono 120 will no doubt please users of Medium Format film cameras to no end.

Following the successful launch of Kosmo Foto Mono 35mm film back in 2017, Medium Format users have been hoping that the emulsion would one day make its way to their platform. If you’re one of those people who have been wishing for it, you’ll be pleased to hear that Kosmo Foto have just announced that the Kosmo Foto Mono 120 version of this popular film will indeed to making its way to the world of Medium Format cameras. For more details join us after the break. Continue reading…

The Fujifilm XP140 Can Go as Deep as 82 Feet Under the Sea

The latest tough camera on the market is the Fujifilm XP140, and it’s showing a bit of promise.

I’d be telling you a complete lie if I said I wasn’t at all hoping for an X Trans APS-C sensor at the heart of the Fujifilm XP140, but when I saw the rest of the specs I was pleasantly surprised. The camera is rated to be able to shoot in 82 feet of water. Practically speaking, you still have the tiny sensor and you need to consider just how little light there is in the deep, but that tells us exactly how functional it is. What that also means is that it could be a fun camera for street photography in the rain–you know, because we still don’t have that weather sealed X100 camera yet…

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The Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S Has a Little Info Panel on Top of It

Professionals opting to use a Nikon z6 or z7 may want to check out the Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S.

In what promises to be Nikon’s first really usable zoom lens in Z mount, the Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S is being billed as an option for the pro who wants to shoot weddings, landscapes, portraits, events, etc. We found its older, f4 variant to be too soft for our liking, and the Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S has something added to it that is quite interesting. It’s called an ARNEO coating and is designed to cut down on ghosting and flare entering from vertical angles.

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The Nikon z6 and Nikon z7 are Getting New Autofocus Updates, Eye Detection

The Nikon z6 and Nikon z7 have autofocus performance issues; and those are being addressed by Nikon.

Coming in May 2019, a firmware update will be of great use to those who didn’t return their Nikon z6 or Nikon z7 cameras out of frustration. Nikon announced today that this new firmware update will address and fix the issues that photographers have been having with the system. The XQD-Card-using-but-otherwise-not-bad camera system has been under scrutiny of many bloggers, reviewers, vloggers, etc. With competition from Sony and others seem to have better autofocus, there have been promotions to get units moving as much as possible.

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Canon Will Be Releasing 6 New Lenses for the EOS RF System This Year

While some may not find the camera to be a very exciting announcement, the new Canon lenses surely are.

In what I personally find to be the more exciting of the two Canon announcements tonight, the company is announcing their latest lineup of lenses that will be coming on their roadmap for this year. While company already produced some stunners in the form of a 28-70mm f2 L USM, 50mm f1.2 L USM, and a 24-105mm f4 L IS USM, there’s more coming. In fact, some of these are pretty new innovations that haven’t been done by a manufacturer at all, let alone one in the mirrorless camera world.

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Learn Deep Sky Photography in This Comprehensive Course

If astrophotography is your thing, you might want to support this project and learn from its extensive tutorial videos on deep sky photography.

Want to learn astrophotography but don’t know where to begin? There are lots of tutorials out there, but if you want to learn from experts who have been doing it for decades, here’s a Kickstarter project you might want to support. No complicated equipment and special software involved — all you need are this in-depth course, your DSLR or mirrorless camera, and Adobe Photoshop and you’re all set!

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500px and EyeEm Among Websites With Stolen Account Details

Now would be a great time to change all your passwords if you’re on 500px, EyeEm, and other websites reported to have been hacked.

We’re still pretty much fresh into 2019 but there’s already a major reason to stay vigilant over your online accounts. Some 620 million accounts from 16 websites have been compromised in a recent data breach, according to a report by The Register. These include photography websites 500px and EyeEm. If you’re on any of these platforms, we strongly suggest you change your passwords now, if you haven’t yet.

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Adobe Lightroom’s Latest Update Should Play Well with Fujifilm RAW Files

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X-Trans files have been hard for Lightroom and Adobe RAW to deal with, but have Adobe solved the problem with this update?

Software updates are always a good thing, especially the long overdue ones. While the recent Lightroom Ecosystem announcement isn’t just Fujifilm Specific, users of the X-Trans based sensors will be pleased to know that the algorithms used to decipher RAW files have been given a boost, and both Bayer and X-Trans RAW files should see a 30% improvement when it comes resolving fine details. There are plenty of other new features that have been included in the new update too. Join us after the break to find out more. Continue reading…

The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 Has a Staggering 16.6x Zoom

Olympus’s new M.Zuiko 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 is a compact M43 lens that covers a huge focal range

Are you a photographer that prefers to travel without getting weighed down by bulky gear? If you’re a Micro Four Thirds shooter, Olympus’s new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens may be the only lens you’ll need to pack on your next trip. Featuring a 16.6x Zoom, the highest magnification currently available in an Interchangeable Mirrorless Lens. Covering a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-400mm, the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 is dustproof and splashproof, capable of withstanding most inclement weather conditions you may encounter, especially when paired with a weather sealed Olympus OM-D camera body.

Specifications, additional product images, as well as the full press release with pricing and availability info can be found after the jump.

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Create Infrared Images with a Filter That Mimics Kodak Aerochrome Film

Those longing to participate in infrared photography can now do so on the cheap with this new filter.

Infrared photography is a specialized genre of photography that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but there is no doubt that infrared images can be quite stunning. Since Kodak Aerochrome film is hard to come by these days, one photographer decided he wanted to be able to bring this type of photography to the masses without having to use a camera conversion and with the use of a full spectrum camera., and without having to spend over $80 on one roll of Kodak Aerochrome. The result is a simple screw on lens filter that mimics the old film perfectly. Find out more after the break.

Editor’s Note: One needs a full spectrum camera in order to get the Aerochrome look.

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New From CineStill: Lay-Flat Powder Chemistry, Improved Film

Attention, film photographers. Here’s a couple of good news that should delight all you CineStill fans out there.

We have some exciting news from CineStill for those of you planning to make a purchase from them anytime soon. First, their developing chemicals are now available in a new powder chemistry, and hence can be shipped cheaper and more conveniently. Also, they announced that the crowd favorite CineStill 800T film now comes in a new and improved version.

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Datacolor Introduces New and Improved SpyderX Color Calibration Solution

Datacolor’s new SpyderX should come in handy for photographers and creative professionals who want to make sure that their monitors’ colors are accurately calibrated.

Not sure if your monitors are showing your photos in the most accurate colors? Now would be a great time to consider getting them calibrated. Datacolor has just unveiled the new SpyderX, the company’s fastest, easiest, and most accurate color calibration tool for your monitors. This new release is geared to come in handy for photographers, videographers, and other creative professionals whose projects require only the best color management solutions.

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Glyph Production Technologies Announces Thunderbolt 3 SSD and Dock

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If speed is of the essence in your photography workflow, these Thunderbolt 3 accessories from Glyph may interest you.

We all wish certain things could happen a little faster. After all, time is money. Fortunately, there are companies like Glyph who are trying to push the boundaries when it comes to how fast you can transfer data between devices. Glyph Production Technologies have just announced two new ultra fast Thunderbolt 3 accessories that will speed things up for Mac and PC users. The Thunderbolt 3 Dock is designed to be a main hub for all of your Macbook connections, and the Atom Pro NVMe SSD is an external drive that’s built to withstand abuse. Find out more after the break. Continue reading…

Four Years Later, Samsung’s NX500 Is Still DXOMark’s #2 APS-C Camera

With the Samsung NX500 still being ranked number two on DXOMark after four years, one has to wonder if companies are really even trying with APS-C cameras.

When it comes to APS-C cameras things ‘seem’ to be going rather well. Newer APS-C cameras like the Sony a6400, and Fujifilm’s X-T3 are doing things that photographers never thought APS-C cameras would be able to do. But after four years, the Samsung NX500 still occupies the number two spot on DXOMark’s list of best performing (from an image quality standpoint) APS-C cameras. Above it sits the Nikon D7200 which was also released back in 2015. How can this be? One has to wonder just what on earth is going on with APS-C sensors, and why haven’t things improved for four years when it comes to their overall image quality?  Continue reading…

Purist Strobist Photographers: We Want to Feature Your Photographs

We’ve had a series called Creating the Photograph for years, and we’re looking to revamp it.

Hi folks,

We’re interested in spreading the word of photography and not necessarily heavy photo editing. To that end we’re looking to revamp our Creating the Photograph series on the Phoblographer. Are you a Strobist? Cool! Do your images not involve a ton of Photoshop or post-production manipulation? Awesome! Are you all about getting it right in camera according to what your creative vision dictates? Perfect! Oh, and you’ve got a creative vision? You’re in!

Here’s how you can apply.

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Capture One Announces a New Editorial Color Grading Style Pack

Capture One Style Packs

Life is made so much easier in post with high quality Capture One Style Packs.

As photographers we all like spending more time behind the camera than we do in front of a computer. While editing images can be fun, it’s always nice when you can get through the process just a little quicker. Presets are a great way to cut down your time in post, and thanks to the guys and gals over at Capture One, users now have another option when it comes to presets thanks to their newest release; the Editorial Color Grading Style Pack. This bundle is not like other Capture One Style packs before it though as this one has been created in conjunction with some of the best photographers and retouchers around. Find out more after the break.
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Fujfilm’s Fun Underwater Cameras Will be Discontinued on March 31st

Fujifilm Underwater Cameras

If you want a fun, disposable camera that you can take swimming you need to act fast because the end is nigh for Fujifilm underwater cameras.

Summer vacations are always fun and being able to take pictures in the pool can help make those memories last a lifetime. Fujifilm underwater cameras have been go to cameras for many people from vacationers, to photographers who are looking to get a little creative with their work. They have always been affordable, and reliable, but this March they will be discontinued.  Continue reading…

Film Photo Award to Hand Out Three Kodak Grants to Film Photographers

Still shooting film? Get your projects ready, as you might snag one of the three Kodak grants by Film Photo Award.

Attention, film photographers! If you’re planning to shoot a body of work entirely on film or already have an ongoing project, now would be a great time to get it going. Film Photo Award has prepared three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film to emerging, established, and student photographers across the globe. If you’re one of these talented individuals who are committed to continue further the craft of film-based photography today, you might want to give this a shot.

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