a bit of everything…

OM SYSTEM the pursuit of majesty | Michaela Skovranova 2/5

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f4-5.6 zoom lens review by Michael Tech.
Panasonic joins Japan’s budding shift toward 4-day workweek (Nikkei).
Entry-Level Cameras for Aspiring Photographers (Explora).
Dynamic Range in Photography: What You Need to Know (42West).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

a bit of everything…

Lumix G9 Video Auto Focus

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
New for 2022 –Let’s Stop Toxic Arguments and New Content For New Year (Matti Sulanto).
The FUTURE of My Channel in 2022? (Peter Forsgård)
Recommended Cameras for Photography Majors (Explora).
Essential Gear to Start Macro Photography (42West).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

Topaz launches multiple updates on their software and a new 15% discount

Topaz issued a major firmware update on their software (Click here) and you save 15% using the checkout code “rumor”.

Sharpen AI v3.3 at a glance

  • Improved masking experience – Everything you need to apply selective sharpening has been made more intuitive thanks to the newly designed Masking panel.
  • New AI-powered auto-selection tools – It’s even easier to selectively apply sharpening to the primary subject in your photo thanks to the new auto-selection tools. Choose from auto-detecting a subject, a portrait, or a landscape within your photo, and Sharpen AI will automatically create a mask of your selection.
  • Improved usability with the new AI model selector – We’ve made many improvements to Sharpen AI, including making it easier to choose the most effective AI models for your photos thanks to the auto model selection and refreshed model list.
  • (full list of new features can be read on that page)

Gigapixel AI v5.7 at a glance

  • Updated Standard AI model with Auto settings – Our newly trained Standard model provides sharper edge details and higher overall quality when upscaling a broad range of photos.
  • Improved cropping experience – We’ve improved the cropping tools to be more intuitive by presenting the most important settings you’ll need to refine your composition exactly the way you want it to be.
  • Lots of bug fixes and usability improvements – New AI model tooltips, improvements with keyboard shortcuts & scrolling, and a host of bug fixes make Gigapixel AI more convenient than ever before.
  • (full list of new features can be read on that page)

DeNoise AI v3.4 at a glance

  • Native Apple M1 silicon support – Experience 20-30% performance improvement compared to the previous version that required Rosetta emulation.
  • Expanded RAW file support – Additional RAW support for many popular new camera models.
  • AI Engine performance and stability improvements – Process improvements to the AI engine, usability enhancements throughout the user interface, and a more streamlined installation process on the Mac. We also squashed a lot of bugs.
  • (full list of new features can be read on that page)

Video Enhance AI v2.6 at a glance

  • Native Apple M1 silicon support – Experience a 20-30% performance boost compared to the previous version that required Rosetta emulation.
  • New Chronos Fast AI model – Built for high-resolution video clips with fast motion, delivering 2-3x faster performance than the current Chronos v2 AI model.
  • New Proteus, Artemis, and Dione AI models – Optimized to be about 30% faster on Windows computers while providing improved quality compared to previous models. Refinements to these AI models also increase video quality compared to previous versions.
  • Lots of usability improvements and bug fixes – We’ve made many improvements to our AI engine for improved speed and stability across a wider range of hardware, as well as including several helpful usability improvements.
  • (full list of new features can be read on that page)

a bit of everything…

Custom Modes Explained With David Smith

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es
Would you still buy a 2nd hand PEN F? (Reddit).
A list of all new CES products can be found on that special BHphoto page
How to Remove Distractions in Nature Photos (42West).
In Defense of Small-Sensor Cameras for Live Events and ENG Work (Explora).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.