Last Chance To Save on Luminar 2018 and Receive The Pre-order Bonuses

Only 48 hours left to take advantage of the Luminar 2018 pre-order pricing and free bonuses deal.

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $39($49 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 at a special pre-order price of $59($69 MSRP)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.
  • Beta testers are eligible to receive an additional $10 discount

Pre-Order Bonuses:

  • A Pack of signature presets and textures from pro photographer Nicolesy
  • An Exclusive pack of Cinematic LUTs
  • 1-year Power plan from SmugMug ($72 value). For new accounts only

Additional information on the Luminar 2018 software can be found here or you can just preorder here.

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Easy Cover For Sony α9

Japan Hobby Tool released “Easy cover SONY α9 for” on November 14th.The suggested retail price is 4,740 yen by tax. Prepare black and camouflage. Silicon cover to protect the camera from dust, dirt, shocks. It is manufactured according to the shape of the camera, and a tilt LCD monitor can also be used. Notches were provided in the logo part of “α9” and “SONY”. A liquid crystal protective film and a cloth are attached. Easy covering is first with 35 mm full size α 9. Also, in the past, Yellow for Nikon and red for Canon have disappeared this time. α9 is a mirrorless camera of Sony equipped with a 35 mm full size sensor. It features an effective 24.2 megapixel sensor and features high-speed continuous shooting of up to 20 frames per second. Release is May. The actual price is around 540,000 yen including tax.

Easy Cover For Sony α9: B&H Photo / Adorama

via DC.Watch

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DPReview First Look at Sony a7RIII Pixel Shift Technology and It Looks Useful

DPReview gives us our first look at the Sony a7RIII’s pixel shift technology and the results are kind of interesting. A zoomed out view of the photo doesn’t show a significant difference, a 100% view of distant objects shows a pretty dramatic improvement in sharpness, while objects closer to the camera improve a little depending on subject matter. Further, DPReview states that Sony’s latest lenses can resolve the most detail with this technology so it will I am curious if there will be a go-to lens for fans of this tech.

In the Studio scene, the results change somewhat as moire disappears and additional detail is resolved, that even the 100MP Phase One can’t resolve. The technology also removes color aliasing that can be seen in the newsprint. In general, there is more detail everywhere as you pixel peep around the studio scene.

In DPReviews Words “Landscape, cityscape and architecture photographers will absolutely love this new feature paired with the already excellent sensor in the a7R III – as long as they steer clear of (or clone out) moving objects in the scene. The increase in resolution and decrease in aliasing Pixel Shift brings is obvious in both our studio scene and real world result. It’s frankly dramatic in the latter.”

The potential benefit of pixel shift technology is definitely there for some photographers, but I am unsure how much it will matter for many until it can deal with some limited motion. It’s nice to have these kinds of features in a camera, but the inability to deal with motion and tripod requirement will prevent many from using it more than a hand full of times.

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Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 24-105mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Rotolight NEO 2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony a7RIII 82 Shot Buffer Depth, Unboxing, Canon Lenses, Hands-on, Editing and More

Jason Lanier gives us our first good look at the Sony a7RIII’s buffer and it is quite impressive. He uses the a7RIII continuously without filling the buffer for 82 shots shooting compressed RAW and the buffer cleared in 24 seconds. Like the Sony a9 the camera can still shoot while the buffer is being cleared and it seems to remain quite responsive. Further his Rotolight NEO 2 managed to keep up with the Sony a7RIII shooting at 10fps and each shot was properly exposed and sharp.

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Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 24-105mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Rotolight NEO 2: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony Formally Announces Impressive New Medium Format Sensors

Sony announced new medium format sensor with some impressive specs on their website today and it looks like medium format technology is starting to catch up to full frame in many ways. The IMX461 will likely be found in a future Fujifilm GFX camera, while the IMX411 will likely be seen in a Hasselblad sometime soon. Both sensors are able to shoot 4k 30p at 12bit, but the more interesting specs are the 8k 18fps at 12-bit and 8k 16fps at 12-bit features.

Sony has built a lot of high-speed sensors for cameras lately and it looks like their medium format sensors are getting some form of high-speed shooting mode at 8k. 18fps and 16fps are too slow to be useful to videographers, but they could be very useful to photographers. Maybe Sony will even incorporate the IMX411 into their own medium format camera in the distant future.

Via FujiAddict, Sony

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Samyang Lens Station For E-mount Officially Announced

Lens Station
Lens Station is a device to customize lens performance and update firmware of Samyang autofocus lens series. Please download ‘Lens Manager’ software to update the firmware or calibrate focus, aperture and manual focusing sensitivity.

[Download Lens Manager]

[Download User Manual]

Product details

Lens Manager

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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