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  1. The 2017 Complete Photography Bundle by 5DayDeal: $2,500 worth of photography education for $117 Complete Photography Bundle by 5DayDeal is back https://5daydeal.com
  2. Quadralite A1 Announcement

    Quadralite A1 is a device produced by a Polish company, which has the properties of a flash lamp for smartphones and can be used as a trigger for reporter flashes and studio lamps. This device will enable mobile photographers to enter the world of strobing. A1 model is equipped with 3 LED continuous lighting diodes (1W) and one flash lamp (8W), thanks to which it can serve as a mobile light source. But this is not the most important feature of the device. Above all, A1 is an autonomous flash lamp (color temperature of 6000K (±200K), which can be synchronized with the smartphone’s camera wirelessly. 1). Quadralite A1 and iPhone 6 Plus In order to use Quadralite A1, we must install Quadralite Photo App on the phone. A1, together with the software, will eventually transform the phone into the camera, which is to enable us to use additional light sources both in the studio and outside it. A1 can be integrated with wireless control system and Quadralite and Godox flashes triggering. In addition, we get an inbuilt Bluetooth 4.0 module with the maximum range of 50m, which will enable wireless communication and has an inbuilt wireless module Quadralite Navigator X 2.4 GHz. Quadralite A1 is equipped with a 1Ah lithium-ion battery, which is to enable 700 flashes with full power and is very compact. Its dimensions are 80x23x65mm and it weighs around 110g. The back wall has a magnet which enables mounting of the device to metal surfaces. 2). Quadralite A1 and iPhone 6 Plus On the board, we will find a small but clear OLED screen, which shows basic information about the condition of the devices. Three buttons placed on the right side of the panel enable turning of test flash, LED lighting and turning on/off the device. Apart from them, there is an adjusting wheel and an additional button to change to parameters of A1 work. The front side includes flash light and LED diodes. 3). Quadralite A1 Quadralite A1 will appear on sale in the middle of November this year. Its estimated price is around $100. 4). Quadralite A1 - Sample Photo 5). Quadralite A1 - Sample Photo 6). Quadralite A1 - Sample Photo 7). Quadralite A1 - Sample Photo
  3. Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE Announcement

    Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE is a proof that the company has treated the development of the series of lenses with autofocus for full-frame Sony E system very seriously. Three lenses are already available on the market, and the next one has just joined them. Similarly to the previous ones, it has been designed having in mind both enthusiasts and professional photographers, who do not want to spend fortune on the systemic Sony lenses. The optical system consisting of 11 elements placed in 9 groups is responsible for image quality. Among the elements, we can find 2 aspherical lenses and 2 high-refractive ones. Some of the lenses are covered with Ultra Multi Coating, which minimizes the emergence of light leaks and lens flares. The used optical system and 9-blade aperture are to generate unique image plasticity with soft blurrings and pleasant bokeh effect. 1). Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE The lens is also equipped with an improved autofocus system – LSM (Linear Super sonic Motor), which is supposed to be quieter, faster and more precise. It is also supposed to work in harder lighting conditions. The lens weights 645g and possibly does not have any sealings. 2). Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE New Samyang, thanks to its minimalist design, is very similar to Sony lenses and it will certainly cooperate with full-frame mirrorless cameras of the producer. We don’t know the exact price of the lens yet, but we can expect it to be below $600, so around $1000 less than Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.40 ZA.
  4. Aputure Light Storm 300D Announcement

    Aputure Light Storm 300D is the strongest and most advanced from all of the producer’s lamps. Similarly to other models from this series, it has been made in the newest LED Chip on Board technology, which enables designing very flat 2mm LED elements. Thanks to this technology, we achieve huge light density on the surface of the whole module. The lamp is able to generate the light beam with the power of 142000 lux and color temperature of 5500K (±200K), characterized by unique color exactness. Generated light will surely fulfill its role both in photography and movie-making. 1). Aputure Light Storm 300D The lamp can be controlled from both a special light controller, which is connected with the lamp with the use of a long cable and wireless remote control. Its range is 150m. What’s more, with the use of one remote control, we can control many system lamps. Aputure Light Storm 300D, just like other lamps from the series, enables cooperation with accessories from the Bowens mounting system, thanks to which we can use many available accessories, such as softbox diffuser, umbrella or Beauty Dish. The body is made of aircraft grade aluminum, it weighs 2.1kg and it is 34cm long. 2). Aputure Light Storm 300D Aputure Light Storm 300D is to be available on sale in the middle of November this year. It will cost around $1100.
  5. Adobe announced new versions of Photoshop and Premiere Elements - check the dedicated websites for additional information and video examples:
  6. Final Build of the New Adobe Lightroom Released for Testing Today Adobe released the final release candidate of the new Adobe Classic Lightroom CC to registered beta testers. We can expect the new version of Lightroom to be announced this month, probably during the Adobe Max conference October 18-20, 2017.
  7. Sigma mentioned that they will introduce a new lens during the PhotoPlus show in NYC at the end of the month. Via Photorumors.com
  8. Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Announcement

    Tamron has recently presented the next full-frame super zoom 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, which is equipped with an advanced optical system and additionally stabilized. Inside, we will find 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lenses. Their task is to effectively reduce chromatic aberration. USD autofocus with the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system is responsible for focus adjustment. The minimum focus distance is 1.5m, and the zoom ratio is 1:3,6. 1). Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD The crucial parts of new Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD are made of magnesium, which is to positively influence its resistance and weight. The lens is also ultra-light, taking into consideration its performance - it weighs only 1.115 g. New Tamron is fully sealed and the front lens is fully covered with fluorine coating, which is to hinder dirt and dust adhesion. Apart from that, the lens is equipped with a removable tripod mount, which is compatible with Arca Swiss. As for now, this is all information that the producer has shared with us. Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD should appear on sale at the end of the year in the versions for Nikon and Canon systems. We don't know its price yet.
  9. Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S Announcement

    Voigtländer has been informing about this lens for about a month, but only now we have received more information about it since the lens has just appeared on the market. Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S with the Nikon F mount, as this is the lens in question, is an improved version of the manual lens from 2012. It has been improved visually and mechanically. Its style refers to the currently produced lenses of the brand. 1). Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S The lens has an improved optical system. Now, we have at our disposal 6 lenses placed in 5 groups, which enable focus adjustment from 25cm. 9-blade aperture is to ensure pleasant blurring. 2). Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S - Sample Photo On the lens we can place filters with the diameter of 52mm. The new version of the lens is also bigger and heavier than its predecessor: it has the dimensions of 66,3×37,5mm and it weights 260g. 3). Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S- Sample Photo Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S is on sale in two color versions – with a black or silver filter thread on the front. It costs $515.
  10. Statue of Liberty Drone Ban to Go Into Effect at October 5 The FAA has announced new restrictions for various Department of the Interior sites including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Hoover Dam. Starting October 5, drone pilots will not be allowed to fly within 400 feet of any of these sites with repercussions including fines and criminal charges.
  11. GoPro Hero6 Announcement

    Apart from the Fusion spherical camera, GoPro has also presented the newest version of the Hero6 Black camera, which, despite its unchanged look, has much greater efficiency now. The new model enables recording videos in 4K with the speed of 60f/s as well as recording movies in Full HD 1080p in slow motion, with the speed of 240f/s. Additionally, the dynamic range has been improved. We also get a higher quality of the images in low light and a new color profile. 1). GoPro Hero6 The camera has a 12Mp sensor, known from the previous model, which takes photographs in JPG and RAW. The sensor stabilization is even more effective than in Hero5. The camera works under GP1 processor, which has been designed by GoPro. Thanks to the new processor, the data transfer is 3 times faster. 2). GoPro Hero6 GoPro Hero6 is equipped with a more efficient touchscreen, 3x digital zoom with gesture control and an improved function of voice control, which now recognizes 10 languages. At our disposal there is also GPS, accelerometer, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The very design and dimensions of the camera have remained the same, which means that the camera is compatible with GoPro mounts and Karma drone. Of course, the housing is also waterproof. As the producer assures, we can immerse the camera up to 10 metres – without the need to use any additional accessories. 3). GoPro Hero6 GoPro Hero6 Black is already available on sale. It costs $499.
  12. GoPro Fusion Announcement

    For some time, we've had leaks that GoPro has been working on the 360 degree camera and today it had its premiere in San Francisco. GoPro Fusion 360-degree VR is a device which has huge chances of popularizing 360 degree cameras, mostly thanks to their functions. 1). GoPro Fusion The camera's specification is really impressive. Six onboard cameras can capture VR and non-VR in 5.2K resolution, with 360-degree audio. The camera is equipped with the over capture function, which enables software image stabilization and making ordinary photographs from spherical images. In addition, we will have Fusion Studio app, which will enable various ways of editing spherical images and movies. 2). GoPro Fusion What's more, Fusion is waterproof up to 16 feet, compatible with most go pro handles, and it has Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, an accelerometer, gyroscope and a compass. 3). GoPro Fusion The camera is available on pre-sale on the GoPro website, and it costs $699. One can also buy 2-year GoPro Care coverage for additional $139. New GoPro Fusion will be available after November 30.
  13. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Announcement

    Even though this camera had its premiere some time ago, we would like to mention it since its previous version is the best-selling mirrorless camera on the market. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, as this is the camera that we’re talking about, is a renewed version of E-M10 Mark II, which offers quite good functions and ergonomy for a reasonable price. Just like its predecessor, Mark III is equipped with a 16-Mp Live MOS sensor, of course in the Micro Four Thirds format, enabling it to function within the ISO sensitivity range of 200 - 25600. On the one hand, it is a convenient size of the sensor. On the other hand, all competitive cameras already have greater sensor resolution – and we can expect that this model will stay on the market for at least 2 years. The sensor has perfect 5-axis sensor stabilization, known from the higher models, which, according to the producer, should be characterized by the effectiveness of 4 EV. 1). Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 The sensor works in the set with the new TruePic VIII processor, which will possibly positively influence the way of processing images and their quality in higher sensitivity. 2). Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III With the use of this camera, we can take photographs with the maximum speed of 8.6fps and we can save around 22 photographs in RAW. These parameters are practically the same as in the previous model. The autofocus has now 121 AF points, which cover almost the entire frame. 3). Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 The camera still offers an electronic viewfinder with the resolution of 2.36 MP, the 3’’ folding LCD touch screen and Wi-Fi module, with the use of which we will be able to remotely control the device and send photographs to mobile devices. The greatest improvement is the possibility of recording movies in 4K with the speed of 30fps, and the greatest disappointment is the fact that the body of the camera will not be fully made of metal, as in the case of the previous versions of the E-M10 model. However, as the producer ensures, the camera should still be resistant. But it’s a pity that the producer gets rid of the things which have previously distinguished constructions in this series. 4). Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III will appear on sale in two color versions in the middle of September 2017. The price for the body only will be $649, and for the set with the kit lens M.Zuiko Digital 14-42 mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R - $799.
  14. Go Pro 6 Leaked

    Go Pro 6 Leaked GoPro HERO 6 Black camera and Karma Drone v2.00 coming on September 28th 2-inch touchscreen features intuitive navigation and on-the-fly controls. Expanded voice control lets you take images, or start and pause recording, without stopping or taking off your gloves. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity makes for fast, easy file transfer. 5GHz WiFi offers data transfer 3x faster than previous models. GP1 processor provides improved image quality and stabilization. Internal GPS tracks your location, path, speed and elevation. Compatible with MicroSD cards up to 128GB. Burst mode allows up to 30 frames per second at 12MP. Take pictures even while filming in most resolutions. Video resolution and frame-rate options are 4K at 60fps, 2.7K at 120fps, 1440P at 60fps, 1080P at 240fps, and 720P at 60fps. ProTune controls exposure, white balance, ISO and more, with a live preview window to see what's happening. 3 microphones reduce wind noise and unwanted sounds. Advanced video stabilization takes out shakiness by cropping 10% of the full-resolution file. Auto image rotation speeds up editing. Enhanced low-light performance for alpine starts and epic dawn-to-dusk rides. Waterproof up to 10m out-of-the-box, no additional housing required. RAW and WDR photo options offer flexibility in post-production. HDMI port allows for instant sharing. QuikStories lets you generate automatic video edits right on your phone. GoPro app, available for both mobile and desktop, allows editing, data overlay, camera control and more. Via: Photorumors.com
  15. Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are possibly two of the most desirable phones coming out this year. Unfortunately, taking into consideration their prices, only a handful of people will be able to afford them. Despite the fact that both phones work under completely different operating systems, which will possibly influence the decisions of future customers, in the table below we will try to compare them from a purely technical point of view. It is worth remembering that both operating systems use hardware resources in different ways. That's why some generally worse parameters may be used by an operating system in a much better way, which can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of a device and its other parameters. Feature iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Size: 5.65×2.79×0.30in (143.6×70.9×7.7mm) 6.40×2.95×0.34in (162.5×74.8×8.6mm) Weight: 6.14 ounces (174g) 6.88 ounces (195g) Screen: 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina HD Display 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Resolution: 2,436×1,125 pixels (458 ppi) 2,960×1,440 (522 ppi) OS: iOS 11 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Storage: 64GB, 256GB 64GB (U.S.) 128, 256GB (International) MicroSD Card Slot: No Yes NFC Support: Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes Processor: A11 Bionic With 64-bit Architecture, M10 Motion Co-Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (U.S.), Samsung Exynos 8895 (International) RAM: Coming soon 6GB Connectivity: 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Camera: Dual 12MP rear (both with OIS), 7MP True Depth front Dual 12 MP Rear (Both with OIS), 8MP Front Video: Up to 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps Up to 4K at 30fps, 720p at 240fps Bluetooth: Yes, Version 5.0 Yes, Version 5.0 Fingerprint Sensor: No, Face ID Yes Other Sensors: Barometer, 3-axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, ambient Light Sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Heart Rate, Proximity, Iris, Pressure Water Resistant: Yes, IP67 rated Yes, IP68 rated Battery: Capacity coming soon 21 hours of talk time, 12 hours of internet, 13 hours of video playback, and up to 60 hours of audio playback Fast charging offers up to 50 percent charge in 30 minutes, wireless charging (Qi standard) 3,300mAh 22 hours of talk time, 13 hours of internet, 16 hours of video playback, and up to 74 hours of audio playback Fast charging, wireless charging (Qi standard) Charging Port: Lightning USB-C Colors: Silver, Space Gray Midnight Black, Orchid Gray Availability: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Apple AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Unlocked Price: $1,000 $930