News from the photo world focused on amateur/enthusiast and professionals.

Yesterday Phase One has released an update to its popular RAW editing and catalog software Capture One 12.

Here are the main additions and improvements:

  • new user interface and menus with a modern design and even more user friendly;
  • new luminosity mask for selecting areas that have similar level of luminosity (also called "luma"), especially useful in landscapes;
  • two new gradient masks: linear gradient and radial gradient, both can be resized, moved... rotatable and even made asymmetric, a degree of flexibility that current competitor Adobe Lightroom CC 2018 does not provide.

We have published our side-by-side feature comparison for current popular full-frame mirrorless cameras: Sony A7III vs Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS R and, in a more expensive price range, Sony A7RIII vs Nikon Z7.

Read it at this link (Photo - Reviews section).

Adobe during its event Adobe MAX 2018 has announced the release of the new versions of its photographic software: Photoshop CC 2019 (version 20.0), Lightroom CC 8.0 (the web version), and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0 (the desktop version).

Let's see what's new in these new versions:

During the famous yearly fair Photokina held in Germany a lot of new products have been announced.

We are listing hereafter all the most interesting announcements that have been done during this event: the new cameras including Zeiss and Panasonic mirrorless models (September 2018 is the month of the mirrorless rush started with Canon and Nikon!), a lot of new lenses from many vendors and some photo software updates.

Particularly interesting the announcement from Leica, Panasonic and Sigma to be working together around the Leica mount - a "L-mount" alliance.

Let's see the list of the new products.

After Nikon announcement of its entering the full-frame mirrorless segment (our in depth article available at this link), it's Canon time that couldn't stand by the window and see photographers move to Sony. Yesterday Canon has announced the new RF mount and the first full-frame mirrorless, the EOS R, that will have to face competition with the new Nikon Z6 and current comparable Sony model that is the highly regarded A7III.

To start, here you have the official presentation videoclip of the new RF system.

 

Yesterday Nikon has presented its first two full-frame mirrorless cameras, also to fight switch of photographers to Sony, that recently with its full frame cameras of A7 and A9 series is increasing its market share - this month Sony shared the news that it is now the first full-frame cameras brand in the United States. The official video of the presentation is available at this link, while here below you can find the official presentation of one of the new cameras: the Z7.