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  1. Adobe Again Achieves Record Revenue Just a day after Adobe announced a price increase for some Creative Cloud plans in North America, the company announced another record revenue just like they did last year. Adobe Achieves Record Revenue Creative ARR Exceeds $5 Billion in Q1 FY2018 SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported strong financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2018 ended March 2, 2018. Financial Highlights Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion in its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which represents 24 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Diluted earnings per share was $1.17 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.55 on a non-GAAP basis. Digital Media segment revenue was $1.46 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.23 billion and Document Cloud achieving revenue of $231 million. Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $5.72 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $336 million. Creative ARR grew to $5.07 billion, and Document Cloud ARR grew to $647 million. Digital Experience segment revenue was $554 million, which represents 16 percent year-over-year growth. Operating income grew 50 percent and net income grew 46 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 43 percent and net income grew 64 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis. Cash flow from operations was $990 million, and deferred revenue grew 25 percent year-over-year to approximately $2.57 billion. Adobe repurchased approximately 1.6 million shares during the quarter, returning $301 million of cash to stockholders. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website. via photorumors.com
  2. Amazon: Nikon D850 will be in stock on March 13th The Nikon D850 will be in stock at Amazon on March 13th according to an updated product listing - if you place an order today, you should get the camera next week.
  3. "I'm Back" is back on Kickstarter and it seems that this time they will hit their target of $24,830
  4. Sony A7 III Announcement

    Sony has presented yet another version of its top camera in the universal version - a7 III model. The latest generation of the successor of a7 II is supposed to be the nail in the coffin of DSLR's - at least, that's what the most devoted fans of the company say ;-) However, we can be sure that the price-possibilities ratio should attract all of the undecided people who want to check mirrorless Sony cameras. 1). Sony A7 III The camera is equipped with a new 24.2Mp BSI CMOS Exmor R sensor, which is to offer the 15-grade dynamic system and better color reproduction. The sensor can also work within the ISO sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 (which can be extended to ISO 50-204 800). The sensor has, of course, 5-axis stabilization with the effectiveness of 5 EV. The BIONZ X processor enables work with the speed of 10f/s (8f/s in the electronic shutter mode) and saving up to 177 JPEG photographs and 89 RAW photographs during ones shooting. In contrast to the predecessor, we can use the menu while processing photographs. 2). Sony A7 III The autofocus is an effective system based on 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection points, which cover 93% of the frame. The autofocus is supposed to effectively track the eye of the photographed person in the continuous shooting mode AF-C. 3). Sony A7 III As could be expected frorm the Alfa series, the camera is also equipped with advanced video functions. It enables full-frame video recording in 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) with the speed of 30f/s (unfortunately, not 60f/s). We also have flat profiles S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 at our disposal, which give us more possibilities of color grading in post production. In addition, we can record Full HD files with the speed of 120f/s, the bit rate of 100 Mb/s and full autofocus support, which enables the recording of films in 5x slow motion. We can also use the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) profile, which facilitates the creation of HDR films. 4). Sony A7 III When it comes to the construction, the new model is almost identical to Sony a7R III. The body is fully made of magnesium and it has new seallings. We have a 3'' LCD touch screen, which cannot be used to browse through menu. The 2.36Mp electronic viewfinder is known from the previous version (a7R III has been equipped with the 3.6Mp viewfinder). Besides that, we have a new SD memory card slot and an additional USB-C connector, which can be used to power and charge the camera. It is also worth mentioning new buttons and a knob, which are much more precise than they used to be. 5). Sony A7 III The new Sony a7 III will appear on the market in April. Its price is very attractive - $1999 for the body and $2200 in a set with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens.
  5. Today, Voigtländer presented its latest manual fixed lenses dedicated for full-frame mirrorless Sony cameras Voigtländer Macro APO Lanthar 110mm f/2.5 and Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 The first one should especially interest macrography lovers, and the second one - documentalists and street fans. Voigtländer Macro APO Lanthar 110mm f/2.5 consists of 14 elements placed in 12 groups. As the producer assures, the designed optical system has been constructed having in mind the latest Sony sensors with high resolution. Apart from that, the lens is to ensure proper resolution, contrast and colours as well as effectively minimize defects, such as chromatic aberration. The lens is equipped with a 10-blade aperture with the light of f/2.5. Thanks to this, we will be able to get extremely malleable photographs from the minimum distance of 35cm. The filters with the diameter of 58cm can be screwed onto the lens. 1). Voigtländer Macro APO Lanthar 110mm f/2.5 The second of the fixed lenses presented today is a compact structure with the dimensions of 62.8×39.9mm. Similarly to the above macro lens, this model is also made of metal. The optical system of Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical consists of 9 lenses placed in 8 groups.A 10-blade aperture with the maximum light of f/3.5 is responsible for image plasticity. Minimum focus distance is 20cm, and the diameter of the filter screwed onto the front element is 52mm. 2). Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical As for now, we don't know the dates of availability of the lenses and their prices.
  6. Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Announcement

    Canon has presented Speedlite 470EX-AI which is the first flash equipped with Auto Intelligent Bounce function. Auto Intelligent Bounce technology automatically calculates distance from the surrounding walls and positions the speedlite head in order to obtain optimal light reflection. A fully automatic flash mode minimally moves the head with each shot. Thanks to this, a photographer does not have to manually correct its settings every time. The flash is also equipped with a semi-automatic mode, which additionally adjusts the flash angle and the flash head during the change of orientation of the camera. 1). Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Apart from this interesting function, Speedlite 470EX-AI is quite effective as for the speedlite of this type. The guide number of 47 (ISO 100) and a wide range of focal length covering from 24mm to 105mm (or 14mm, with the use of a built-in adapter), enable a wide range of flash, also with the wide-angle shots. New Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI has the HSS synchronization mode, thanks to which it is possible to take photographs with the use of a flash, even with the exposure time which exceeds the maximum flash synchronization time. 2). Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Speedlite has wireless control functions, which enable remote triggering as a transmitter and a trigger. As could be expected of such speed lite, the flash is equipped with an LCD screen, facilitating quick reading of parameters and change of settings. A shortcut button and a control knob ensure convenient access to the saved modes of work and make it possible to fully control the triggered light. Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI is to appear on sale in April and it will cost $.
  7. Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2.0 FE AF Announcement

    Tokina Fírin 20mm f/2.0 FE AF is a fixed lens which has been designed having in mind a full-frame Sony E system. The first version of the lens had the same parameters but it was not equipped with the autofocus. This version will not disappear from the market but it will be a manual alternative of the lens. Inside the new lens, we will find an advanced optical system consisting of 13 elements placed in 11 groups. Among them, we will find two aspherical lenses and three super-low dispersion lenses, whose task is to minimize aberration and image distortion. In addition, the lenses have been covered with anti-reflective coatings. The lens is equipped with the 9-blade aperture, which can be regulated within the scope of f/2 to f/22. 1). Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2.0 FE AF An ultrasonic motor, supported by GMR sensor, is responsible for focusing. As a result, we can enjoy a quick and quiet image re-focusing, from the minimum distance of 28 cm. The body of Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2.0 FE AF is made of metal. The tubus, with a very attractive look, has the dimensions of 73.4x81.5mm and it weighs 469g. The lens is to appear on sale at the end of May. We don't know its price yet.
  8. We can expect a lot of new gear in next few days...

  9. Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART Lens and 70mm f/2.8 ART Macro Lens Photos Leaked This is the first image of the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART lens! It will be available for Nikon, Canon (image on top shows Canon version) and the first time for the Full Frame E-mount! The lens will be announced next week. Sigma will also announce this new 70mm f/2.8 macro lens but it’s unclear if there will be an E-mount version of this: via Nokishitacamera.com
  10. Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Announcement

    Lenses with the focal length of 70-200mm are one of the most popular zooms on the market. The leading producers have already introduced the cheaper versions of very popular bright lenses with the aperture of f/2.8. Now it's time for Tamron. The optical system of Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD consists of 20 lenses placed in 14 groups, including 3 low-dispersion elements. The lens is also equipped with a 9-blade aperture, which, in connection with the long focal length, enables beautiful background bokeh. 1). Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD The lens is equipped with the ultrasonic ring AF motor, which, when it comes to the effectiveness and speed of operation is supposed to match the best constructions on the market. Similarly to the majority of the 70-200mm lenses, it possesses an internal focusing mechanism, thanks to which it does not change its size. The lens has the image stabilization system with the effectiveness of 4 EV. 2). Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD - Construction The body of the lens is made of aluminum. Similarly to other new Tamron lenses, this one is also fully sealed against dust and weather conditions. In addition, the front lens has been covered with a fluorite coating, thanks to which dust and moisture do not stick to it as easily. Optionally, we may purchase a tripod mounting with an integrated Arca-Swiss footer. 3). Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD - Seallings The new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD has the dimensions of 176x76mm and it weighs 860g. The filter diameter is the popular 67mm. The lens will be compatible with the 1,4 x and 2,0 x teleconverters. Similarly to the latest lenses from the producer's offer, it will be also compatible with the TAP-In Console platform, thanks to which we will be able to micro-adjust the AF system and image stabilization as well as update the lens software. The lens will appear on the market on 26th April, in the versions with the Canon EF and Nikon F mounts and it will cost $800.
  11. Two Lenses Leaked: Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF and Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF For the 2018 CP+ show next week Tokina is rumored to announce two new full frame lenses - the first one is the FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF mirrorless lens for Sony E-mount (replacement for the current version?), the second is a Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF DSLR lens for Nikon and Canon mounts: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Full size digital single lens reflex compatible Mount: For Canon · For Nikon Ring type ultrasonic motor adopted Dust-proof drip For the first time at Tokinar adopted electromagnetic iris system for Nikon The direction of rotation of the focus ring is the same as that of a genuine lens for both Canon and Nikon Scheduled release date: Summer 2018 Is announcement on February 28? Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF Sony E mount Lens configuration: 11 groups of 13 Filter size: 62 mm Shortest shooting distance: 0.28 m Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 10.29 Number of diaphragm blades: 9 Size: 73.4 mm × 81.5 mm Weight: 464 g via Nokishita
  12. Fujifilm X-H1 Announcement

    Fujifilm X-H1 is the latest and the most advanced model of the X series. It is supposed to be a competitive model of mirrorless and reflex cameras of other producers. Inside Fujifilm X-H1, we will find the X-Trans CMOS APS-C sensor, with the resolution of 24.3 Mp, without a low-pass filter and supported by a quick and effective image processor - X-Processor Pro. X-H1 possesses the 5-axis image stabilization, integrated in the body. The producer assures that the maximum efficiency of the whole system is supposed to amount to around 5.5 EV. 1). Fujifilm X-H1 The camera can take photographs within the ISO range of 200-12800, which can be expanded to ISO 100 - 51200. The speed of continuous shooting is 8 f/s; however, after connecting the dedicated VPB-XH1 battery grip, the speed can be increased to 11f/s. The electronic shutter will enable us to take photographs with the speed up to 14f/s. The new Fujifilm X-H1 has an improved autofocus algorithm, thanks to which the autofocus is supposed to work better in poor lighting conditions. Unfortunately, the producer has not shared any additional data concerning the autofocus. 2). Fujifilm X-H1 Fujifilm X-H1 also possesses significantly improved film-making functions. Now, films can be recorded in the DCI 4K mode (4096×2160 - 24p) or in 4K (3840×2160 - 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98) with the data speed flow of 200 Mbps. We can also record F-log on the SD cards. There are 20 functional improvements in the camera, including the film-making mode in Full HD 1080/120p (with a possibilities of reducing speed by 1/2, 1/4 and 1/5) used to record materials intended to be presented in slow motion. 3). Fujifilm X-H1 The camera's body is made of magnesium alloys and it has been covered with an external scratch-resistant coating. The camera is also, of course, resistant to dust and splashes. The body has the dimensions of 139.8mm×97.3mm×85.5mm and it weighs 623g. On the upper panel, we can find an auxiliary 1.28'' LCD screen, known from the medium-format Fujifilm GFX 50S model, on which we will be able to view the displayed information immediately. It is certainly a step in a good direction which is hopefully going to encourage other producers to apply it in their cameras. On the back panel, we can find a 3'' display, with the resolution of 1.04 Mp, which can be folded in three directions (a fully touch screen) X-H1 is also equipped with a big electronic viewfinder, which is supposed to be characterized by a big zoom - 0.75x. The image resolution amounts to 3.69 Mp and it has a refresh rate of 100 f/s. The delay period will amount to merely 0.005 s. The newest model of Fujifilm is also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which enable staying in constant contact with the mobile application on a smarthphone or a tablet. The camera uses the NP-W126S rechargeable battery, which makes it possible to take around 350 photographs. 4). Fujifilm X-H1 Fujifilm X-H1 is to appear on sale in March. The body will cost $1900 and the version with a grip - $2200.
  13. MacPhun is now officially called Skylum (see this post for more details).
  14. Fujifilm X-H1 Camera Officially Announced

    Fujifilm X-H1 Camera Officially Announced The long rumored Fujifilm X-H1 camera is now officially announced: 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor X-Processor Pro Engine 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization Internal DCI 4K Video and F-Log Gamma 0.75x 3.69m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder 3" 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilt LCD Touchscreen 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System 1080p at 120 fps; Flicker Reduction Mode 1.28" Sub-LCD Top Screen Weather-Sealed Body; Two UHS-II SD Slots Related videos (first look, top features) and full press release:
  15. Panasonic Lumix GX9 Announcement

    Panasonic LUMIX GX9 is a new version of Lumix GX8 which had its premiere 3 years ago. Although the changes between the two cameras may not be seen at first glance, there are significant differences between them when it comes to the inside part. Although the camera is equipped with a sensor known from the previous model (the resolution of 20.3Mp), there is no low-pass filter in the newest version, which is surely going to influence the sharpness of photographs in a positive way. The new sensor will make it possible to take photographs with the ISO sensitivity of 2560. The used sensor is supported by a well-known Venus Engine processor, which works with the maximum speed of 9 f/s (AFS mode) or 6 f/s in the continuous mode. 1). Panasonic Lumix GX9 The 49-point phase-detection autofocus system is responsible for focusing. It uses DFD technology known from other Panasonic cameras. GX9 is also equipped with a new 5-axis image stabilization system - Dual I.S. This solution is known from the top Panasonic cameras and it applies the O.I.S. (2-axis optical stabilization) and B.I.S. functions (5-axis body stabilization). As a result, Dual I.S. is supposed to effectively compensate for movements with 4x longer periods of shutter opening. The camera has both mechanical and electronic shutters. 2). Panasonic Lumix GX9 Panasonic couldn't, of course, let down the film-makers. GX9 can record films in 4K, with the resolution of 3840×2160 and the speed of 30p/25p. In the camera, we will also find the 45 Photo function, which offers special photoraphy modes, based on film-making functions. The camera has built-in connective functions: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which ensure greater flexibility while taking photographs and enable their immediate sharing. 3). Panasonic Lumix GX9 When it comes to the construction, Lumix GX9 is a bit smaller and lighter (124x72.1x46.8mm and 450g) than its predecessor. In the upper panel we can find a built-in flash. Apart from that, in order to facilitate the control of the camera, a re-designed focusing lever, which enables switching between AFS (AFF), AFC and manual focusing. has been applied. What is more, GX9 uses a new LVF viewfinder (Live View Finder). The viewfinder is equipped with the eye sensor which starts focusing immediately after putting your eye against the LVF viewfinder. In the back panel, there is a 3'' touch screen with the resolution of around 1240k points and almost 100% field of view. However, the way of mounting has changed. In the previous generation, the screen was fully folding and rotating - now, it can only be folded up and slightly down. Panasonic Lumix GX9 is to be available on sale at the beginning of March. The camera with the 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will cost $999.