Hasselblad has downsized medium format cameras with the introduction of the new Hasselblad X1D. With the same 50MP 43.8mm x 32.9mm CMOS sensor we see in the much more expensive Hasselblad H5D, the X1D shaves size, weight and price for a formiddable medium format package that could be a sign of the future for photography pros and enthusiasts. [Read more…]
It looks like Apple will finally give us the opportunity to shoot and edit RAW images in the native camera app in the next iteration of iOS, due out later this year. Many Android users have had this benefit for quite some time, so it’s nice to see Apple finally getting around to giving photographers more freedom with their iPhones.
Developers will also be able to make more use of image data as Apple opens up access to the RAW file data and live photos for use in third-party apps. Be careful with the RAW photo setting though because it will chew through your storage with the larger file sizes much quicker than shooting the JPEG images we capture now.
iOS 10 will be available in public beta later this summer with a final release coming later this year.
A recently published lens patent corroborates past rumors of a new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens. The new lens is likely to appear later this year alongside the oft-rumored Canon 5D Mark IV.
The existing Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens has been a work horse over the past decade. The retail price still hovers around $1,000 but you can find refurbished and gray market units in the $500-$600 range these days. Expect the new model to be bundled as a kit with the 5D Mark IV and available at a standalone price in the $1200-$1500 range.
[via Canon Rumors]
Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The new lens features a rounded 9-blade diaphragm and uses one ED element and two UED elements. It offers an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16 and is a weather-sealed construction.
The new lens should be available in August 2016 for $1299. You can pre-order it now here at B&H Photo.
Tony Northrup posted a video talking about future cameras and specs and what he thinks is coming next from several camera makers. You can watch the video above. Notable cameras in his prediction list include: [Read more…]
Adobe has released Lightroom 6.6 and Lightroom CC 2015.6, along with Adobe Camera Raw 9.6. The updates provide raw file support for the following cameras: [Read more…]