iMac Pro Reviews Are Coming In; Should Photographers Be Considering It?

Apple’s iMac Pro Has Hit The Reviews Circuit, So Far, All Looks Positive But Photographers Should Be Looking Elsewhere. 

Apple’s iMac line of desktops has long been a popular choice for creatives, photographers in particular. So no doubt when Apple announced their iMac Pro many of you were happy to see a new pro-level iMac coming to the marketplace. Well, the reviews on Apple’s new all in one desktop solution are coming in and while the reviews are positive, to say the least, one thing is abundantly clear to us…

This thing is about 300% overkill for most photographers. Continue reading…

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The Broncolor RFS 2.2 F is an Overpriced Godox Trigger For Fujifilm Cameras

The Broncolor RFS 2.2 F will let you use Bronocolor’s lights with Fujifilm cameras

If you happen to be one of those photographers who uses Fujifilm and wants the absolute best lighting available, then consider the Broncolor RFS 2.2 F. Like we’ve reported before, it’s an overpriced Godox transmitterused with nearly every flash system out there. These triggers from Bronocolor run for around $114-$112. But from Godox directly, they’re around $40.

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Adobe Spreads the Update Love Across The Entire Lightroom CC Ecosystem

Whatever version of Lightroom you use; today it got an update. 

Adobe’s Lightroom CC ecosystem has grown in many ways over the years, from the popular desktop app into both major mobile platforms, the ecosystem ensures that no matter what medium you are processing an image on you can utilize the familiar tools available of Lightroom CC. Today, continuing their promise to provide frequent updates and upgrades, Adobe announced a slew of updates for all of the apps in the Lightroom CC ecosystem. Continue reading…

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RNI Films All Films 4 Lite Gets a Big Update for Capture One 11

RNI Films All Films 4 Lite’s Update for Capture One 11 Brings New Film Simulations

If you’ve been a reader of this website for a while, you’ll know I’m a very big fan of RNI Films. By far, they’re the best film simulation option I’ve seen and used; and today they’ve updated their styles for Capture One 11. The new styles are designed to work with the algorithms and program better but it also brings with it both new clean and grainy films. For example, Fomapan 100 is now a simulation. Then there’s Fuji Sensia, two different types of Velvia, two different types of T-Max, and more. It’s pretty fantastic and I’m super excited about it!

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ALPA Makes Moves Aimed At Medium Format Video Shooters

Alpa is more of a photo company, but it seems they’re evolving.

Interestingly, ALPA, the medium format camera maker, has started to make moves aimed at attracting medium format video shooters to their platform. The biggest of these moves is now bundling Hasselblad’s 100MP H6D-100C digital back with some of their cameras, in addition to adding more connectivity options for video-specific features such as Arri-Rosette, Universal Rail, and standard 15mm rods. Continue reading…

Flickr’s 2017 Year End Review Show More Smartphone Gains

Apple still reigns supreme on Flickr. 

There is something to be said about the obvious lack of professional photographer’s presence on Flickr these days, but in terms of the broader photography market, there is still a lot of use of Flickr. This is what makes the company’s year-end reviews so interesting. It helps paint a picture about what cameras are being used and the top brands utilized by non-professionals around the world.

In their latest year-end review for 2017, the company indicated some continued gains by the smartphone market over the dedicated camera industry (DSLRs, Point and Shoots, Mirrorless). Let’s have a look at their analysis. Continue reading…