a bit of everything…

Lens Hood is a MUST have

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Interview: Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer Buddy Eleazer on why he chose the Olympus OM-D E-M1X (Dpreview).
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LAOWA 4mm F2.8 Fisheye MTF test at GetNavi
12 Recommended Travel Tripods (Explora).
E-M5III test at Fujiablog.

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

Luminar 4.1 updated adds a new Atmospheric Haze for AI Sky Replacement and a new Erase Tool

Skylum has released a new free Luminar 4.1 update with over 50 bug fixes and new features. Reminder: There is still a holiday Deal on the new Luminar 4 software (Click here).

What’s new:

NEW Atmospheric Haze for AI Sky Replacement.
Just open the Advanced Settings for the AI Sky Replacement tool to get the most realistic sky replacement. The new Atmospheric Haze slider is perfect for adjusting the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground. Use this new slider along with Sky Temperature and Sky Exposure for perfectly balanced images. We recommend atmospheric haze when your sky replacement is oversaturated, or it’s brightness doesn’t match the foreground.

NEW Erase Tool Technology.
It’s never been easier to remove distracting or unnecessary objects from your photos. The Erase Tool uses all-new technology for precise object removal. It works exceptionally well on even complicated backgrounds and those with complex gradients and especially for sensor dust spots on a photo. Removing unwanted pixels is easier than ever… if something bothers you in your photos, get rid of it!

Improved performance and stability.
Thanks to the Luminar users who helped us fine-tune performance. We’ve fixed 53 bugs that could lead to crashes or unexpected results. We’ve also made 17 improvements to memory management, user experience (UX), and stability to make Luminar even better.

Portrait Enhancer Tool.
You can now use the Portrait Enhancer tool on even more images, including ones with smaller faces like group or environmental portraits. Smaller faces can now be adjusted with the same great tools you love for traditional portraits. If an image has no faces (or they are too small to detect), the Portrait Enhancer tool will be disabled.

Adjustments Amount Slider.
Ever need to back off an adjustment a little bit? The Adjustments Amount slider is the perfect option to blend your tools with the original image. Rather than have to re-edit several tools, just switch over to the Layers tool and dial back the Adjustments Amount slider. You’ll find this control for all image and adjustment layers but can still use traditional Opacity controls for Image layers as well. This slider works for all tools except transform options like Lens Correction, Slim Face, and Enlarge eyes, which remain unaffected.

Get the Luminar 4 software (Click here).

a bit of everything…

5 EXTRA TIPS – For OLYMPUS OM-D Cameras, Improve Your Shooting Experience Now!

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Olympus 40-150mm Versus (New) Leica 50-200mm (Daniel J Cox).
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reaking in the Panasonic GX85 (Rob Trek).
Lume Cube Announces the Compact Lume Cube LED Panel with Power Bank (Explora).
Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic GX85 Dynamic Monochrome (Rob Trek).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

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Is Lens Hood Really Necessary?

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Nikon Is Killing Its Authorized Repair Program (iFixit).
Wide, Wider, Widest: Hands-On Review of Meike’s Ultra-Wide and Fisheye Lenses (Explora).
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Hybride Micro 4/3 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III : polyvalence et performance (LesNumeriques).
Gear of the Year 2019 – Dale’s choice: Laowa 15mm Zero-D (Dpreview).

Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

Panasonic has officially announced three new camcorders (no MFT news at CES)

As expected we got no MFT news at the CES show. Panasonic announced three new camcorders instead:

Panasonic AG-CX10 (specs and info at BHphoto).
Panasonic HC-X2000 (specs and info at BHphoto).
Panasonic HC-X1500 (specs and info at BHphoto).

Explora writes:

Designed around a 1/2.5″-type 8.29M MOS sensor, each camcorder captures 4K images, which are scalable via their Venus processing engines for full HD delivery. All offer live streaming using their built-in Wi-Fi and can output via HDMI, with the HC-X2000 and AG-CX10 also sporting a 3G-SDI (BNC) output. Capture options include 4K60p 4:2:0 10-bit recording with the efficient HEVC codec at rates up to 200 Mb/s, up to 4K30p in 4:2:2 10-bit video, and up to 120 fps in full HD for revealing, super slo-mo shots. For more advanced IP networking, turn to the AG-CX10, which features a built-in Ethernet connection, NDI|HX connectivity, and ROP tablet-based control.

Capture One 20.0.1 released

Phase One updated the brand new Capture One 20 software. Here are the latest bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue where tethering would not work correctly on MacOS Catalina 10.15.2.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Color Editor sometimes caused Undo to break.
  • Fixed an issue where a default Catalog would load on start-up instead of the previously used Document.

Learn what’s new in Capture One 20 at this page: www.captureone.com/20.