Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

Leica FOTOS is a Universal Smartphone App for Leica Cameras


Leica has announced a new smartphone app called FOTOS that’s compatible with a number of Leica cameras. With multiple Leica cameras supporting wireless connectivity now, FOTOS is one app that rules them all. “In the past, Leica Camera offered a wide range of apps that could be downloaded and installed ...

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ON1 Photo RAW 2019 Adds New Workflow and Powerful Features


ON1 has announced Photo RAW 2019, a major upgrade to the photo editing software that brings a new workflow and a host of new features. “ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will give photographers the features they use the most from the Lightroom and Photoshop worlds in a single application,” ON1 Products VP Dan Harlacher says. “This is what we mean by an all ­new photo editing experience. We want to keep the photographer’s workflow fast and efficient.” To help Lightroom users switch over more seamlessly, Photo RAW 2019 uses AI algorithms to ...

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Hasselblad’s New XCD 80mm f/1.9 is its Fastest Lens Ever


Hasselblad has announced three new XCD lenses for its X1D lens lineup: the 65mm f/2.8, the 135mm f/2.8, and the 80mm f/1.9. The 80mm f/1.9 is the fastest lens ever made in the history of Hasselblad. The new Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9 features an extremely shallow depth of field and ...

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Sigma to Launch Full-Frame Foveon L-Mount Mirrorless Camera


Sigma has announced that it’s developing a full-frame L-mount mirrorless camera as part of the company’s new L-Mount Alliance with Leica and Panasonic. At the core of the camera will be a sensor with Sigma’s Foveon technology. Sigma’s Foveon sensors use a proprietary three-layer structure in which red, green, and ...

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Dear Panasonic: A Plea from a Photojournalist


It’s not often camera news puts dread in my heart, but Panasonic’s full frame announcement felt like watching CNN at its most doom-laden. The future, suddenly, does not seem so bright for us Micro Four Thirds (M43) shooters. Young locals shoot a selfie in front of a line of riot ...

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Zenit and Leica Unveil the Zenit M Full-Frame Rangefinder


The Russian camera brand Zenit has announced a new full-frame “mirrorless” camera. Called the Zenit M, it’s a rangefinder based on the Leica M (Type 240) created in collaboration with Leica. Krasnogorsky Zavod, which manufactures Zenit-brand gear under the ownership of Shvabe Holding, announced back in 2016 that it would ...

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Ricoh GR III to Be the ‘Ultimate Street Photography Camera’


Ricoh has announced the development of the highly-anticipated GR III high-end digital compact camera. It’s designed to be “the ultimate street photography camera.” A small and light camera that’s heavy in image quality and features, the Ricoh GR III weighs just 0.57lb (257g) with a battery and memory card and ...

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