Canon has introduced a new lens, which is characterized by being the first AF lens in the world with built-in Macro Lite flash, allowing the photographer to enjoy unprecedented macro capabilities. It’s called the Canon EF-M 28 mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM .
This lens presents a large increase in zoom capacity, since this lens captures images at actual size and incorporates the Super Macro mode with an increase of 1, 2 x. Apart from that, it makes possible to focus a subject with a distance of only 13 mm apart. This way, it is possible to focus pretty much everything from a plate of food to the details of a flower in spring, or capture more complex details.
Samsung is undoubtedly the foremost specialist on curved monitors on the market, and not in vain were they the pioneers in terms of these. The company is not stopping, and they have now announced a new addition to its catalogue, the new Samsung 27-inch C27F591FDU with an 1800R curvature.
The C27F591FDU is a monitor that will come in the middle of the Samsung catalogue range, because the manufacturer has specified its price will be $350 upon release (it is now available in the United States and will reach Europe in mid-June). This panel will have Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a static contrast of 3000:1 and a maximum brightness of 250 cd/m2.
While its refresh rate is the standard 60 Hz, the C27F591FDU is compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology, which allows this rate to be adaptive, between 48 and 72 Hz, and controlled by the graphics card (if you look closely when using FreeSync, the refresh rate will rise from 60 to 72 Hz maximum). It is therefore a monitor designed for Gaming, but while the panel is VA, it has a fairly high response time of 4 ms GtG.
While cheaper cameras available to users are becoming more versatile devices, there are some manufacturers who are more traditional in recent releases. One of these examples is Leica, the conventional camera brand that despite the demands of the market, it always surprises us with excellence, but also with high prices. In this article we will be talking about its latest release: the Leica M-D Typ 262. Shall we delve more into the characteristics of this device?
The most significant aspects of the Leica M-D Typ 262
One of the most relevant aspects of the Leica M-D Typ 262 is that it embodies the entire concept of Leica on a single camera. Precisely because its main focus is doing photography, rather than giving the user edit or even review the photos it on a screen. It only allows the user to modify certain technical parameters such as openness, ISO sensitivity, and others. It is truly an almost blind experience, but always offering the best possible image quality.
Because of the Apple PC’s excellent screen, the presentation of color gradation, hue, and contrast is much better than that of traditional PC computers. Thus it is the main choice for many professional video and photograph editors. In particular, the recent launch of the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Mini with retina screens further established that Apple has the professional user in mind. The only drawback is that MacBook Pro’s 13 or 15.4-inch screen is too small. In fact the MacBook Air only has an 11.6-inch screen. If you usually use your Mac only to browse the web, screen size it is not so important. But for those who run complex software (such as Xcode or Photoshop), the MacBook’s screen cannot cope with all the windows. Users will need to keep pressing Option-Tab to switch between windows. An external monitor does allow you to have more display space, and helps you get the job done more efficiently.
It is worth mentioning that not only does an external monitor offer a larger display space, but there is also some software optimized for multi-display software (such as Aperture and iMovie) that offers more convenience. For example, if you use iMovie to edit video on a single display, the movie preview windows will be pushed to the upper-right corner of the screen by other windows. If you have two monitors, you can use one screen exclusively for the movie preview and put the other windows on the second monitor.
A camera that has everything the photographer needs: Adjustments for sensitivity, speed, aperture… and nothing else. This way, Leica presents which happens to be its most unique and daring digital camera (for some it will seem too surreal), the new MD (Typ262), which removes the rear screen from the device. One idea that the German firm already tested with the M Edition 60 and now aims to bring to more users with this body, which price will be around 6,000 dollars without a lens.
Its simple design allows for the photographer, according to Leica, to focus on creativity shooting. And the removal of the rear LCD screen makes not only so that all adjustments are made through direct controls, but so you can’t review images taken either.
A throwback to the old days that is topped with another of the peculiarities of this rangefinder camera equipped with a 24 megapixels full frame sensor: it can only work in RAW format. Something that apparently eliminates the need for adjustments for white balance or processing JPEG.
To select ISO, the Leica MD bet on a curious rear command that pays homage to the classic wheel sensitivities used film models
We respond some existential questions (and some more pressing ones) on the controversial Leica camera integrated into the Huawei P9
The first thing to clarify is that Leica does not manufacture the camera on the Huawei P9. In fact Leica does not manufacture sensors so that, technically speaking, not even the company itself manufactures 100% Leica cameras. What happens is that Huawei and Leica have co-developed the optics of the P9’s camera. This meaning that Huawei has provided the factory and Leica the experience.
If we believe the official version, Huawei and Leica designed the camera together, or rather the cameras of this unique phone. Chances are that Leica is limited to perform quality control, and presumably that Huawei will strive to give the best of themselves to manufacture the cameras, using Sony sensors by the way. All with a trade agreement that benefits both parties. Some get money and others prestige.
If you are a digital photographer, you will need a computer and a monitor to see your photos in order to evaluate or retouch them. And if you want a job well done, as often happens in photography, you can’t use just any monitor, you have to choose with care.
This may mean knowing how to decipher mysterious new acronyms and compare technical characteristics that seem to be made to be understood only by an engineer.
Of course you can find monitors that are extremely costly, designed for professionals with deeper pockets. But luckily there are affordable alternatives that are, in any case, a leap in quality when compared to the monitor based on a laptop or a desktop computer.
Sharpening after taking a picture or recording a video and extracting the unique frame are the two new features of the Lumix GX80
Photography and video are first cousin. So it is not surprising that even the simplest camera also records video. But if we enter the world of 4K we obtain a qualitative increase that allows two bands to play. So you can record video and extract a picture with sufficient quality. This 4K photo concept was released by Panasonic that now presents its latest model, the Lumix GX80. A DLSM -without a mirror and interchangeable lenses- aimed at beginners but with semiprofessional features that help achieve spectacular results.
Rumors don’t understand terms of renewal nor even less patience. Not even ten months ago the Sony A7R II was announced -fulfilling its first year on the market in June – and the speculations regarding its would – be future successor have already begun. Although without a definite date for the hypothetical Sony A7R III¸ there are already those who dare with pools on the resolution of the third generations and put the figure between 70 and 80 megapixels.
One Idea, apparently, comes from company sources in Japan to which Sony Alpha Rumors gives a remarkable credibility. Besides the significant leap in resolution, the improvements in the integrated 5 axes mechanical stabilizer are also on the list of alleged improvements to that model.