This Mac App Will Convert Your Lightroom Presets to Camera Raw Presets in One Click

Using Lightroom Presets in Camera RAW has always been possible, but also a pain to set up. But not anymore, thanks to Preset Brewery.

While it may not be the most common issue for photographers to run into, it is possible that you have at some point or another wanted to utilize the creative looks made available by some of your Lightroom presets while processing an image in Photoshop. This would usually mean opening the image in Lightroom, applying the preset, and then using Lightroom to open the image in Photoshop. But what if you didn’t want to open Lightroom first?

You could convert your Lightroom presets to Camera RAW presets and just process the image complete in Photoshop. But unfortunately, Lightroom presets and Camera RAW presets are not interchangeable, despite being almost identical. So one must convert their Lightroom presets to Camera RAW presets and the process has always been convoluted and annoying. But that issue, at least for Mac users using macOS 10.10+, is a thing of the past thanks to an app called Preset Brewery. Continue reading…

The Laowa Venus Optics Magic Format Converter Increases the Imaging Circle for Full Frame Lenses to Fujifilm GFX

Before you go on in full glee, know that the Laowa Venus Optics Magic Format Converter isn’t exactly what you think it is. Yes, it’s a converter for the Fujifilm GFX camera system and therefore one of the mounts on the converter is G format. However, it doesn’t work in the same way that a speedbooster does. To help you fully understand this, let us explain.

A speedbooster takes a lens from a larger format, puts it onto a smaller format, and both widens the lens and makes its aperture faster. So a 35mm f1.4 Sigma Art with a speedbooster attached to a Sony a6500 will become a 24mm f1.2 basically. That’s how the system and the idea work. Though that’s not the case with the Laowa Venus Optics Magic Format Converter.

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The Carson LensMag Will Let You Take Macro Photos of Your Food Before You Instagram Them

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Apple states that the iPhone is the world’s most popular camera. But for the life of it, it couldn’t really do anything macro related unless you used the Digital Zoom function. But the new LensMag additions from Carson are looking to solve that. It mounts on without the use of glue or anything else but magnets. Plus, they come in different magnifications (10x and 15x) and store away in a small case.

The Lens Mags are available for the iPhone 5, iPad, and iPad Mini and will set you back $19 for what are essentially tele-conversion options for your iOS device. And we encourage you to not pull this thing out on a date.