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Leica TL2 boasts new 24-MP sensor, 4K video, electronic shutter

Create: 07/14/2017 - 21:38
Leica TL2

The new Leica TL2 camera is more than a simple upgrade over the TL and the T.

Leica has improved its mirrorless camera in several key areas that should broaden its appeal and allow it to compete with similar offerings from rival companies.

The TL2 uses an all-new 24-MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which is tied to the new Maestro II image processor. The sensor’s ISO range is 100-50,000.

Leica to skip PhotoPlus Expo 2017, will hold events at SoHo Leica Store

Create: 07/02/2017 - 20:37
Leica booth at PhotoPlus Expo.

Leica has announced that it won’t participate in PhotoPlus Expo 2017 in New York City.

Instead, Leica will hold four days of special events during PhotoPlus Expo at its Leica Store in SoHo. The planned events include Leica Akademie workshops, and Leica said it might hold events at other locations in New York City. Leica also will have all of its products available.

Canon serves up two DSLRs for different amateur photographers

Create: 07/01/2017 - 09:56
Canon EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2

Canon’s two news digital SLRs serve opposite points in the amateur market.

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a full-frame camera, while the EOS Rebel SL2 is an entry level camera. Both bodies succeed similarly named cameras in Canon’s lineup.

Both camera have WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth built-in to make connectivity with a computer or smart device easier and can shoot Full HD 60p video.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Micron exiting Lexar computer-storage business, including memory cards

Create: 06/28/2017 - 22:00
Lexar memory cards

Micron Technology said it is getting out of the memory card business, which means that Lexar memory cards will no longer be made.

The Lexar line also includes USB flash drives, memory card readers and storage drives for retail and OEM customers.

Go wide, go long with the Tamron 18-400mm zoom

Create: 06/25/2017 - 22:05
Tamron f/3.5-6.3 18-400mm Di II VC HLD

One of the nice things about a so-called bridge camera is that many of the recent offerings are fitted with superzooms that offer very long telephoto focal lengths.

The Tamron f/3.5-6.3 18-400mm Di II VC HLD brings the bridge camera concept to Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sensors. This translates to a full-frame equivalent range of 27-600mm for Nikon cameras and 28.8-640mm for Canon bodies.

Sigma 24-70mm Art zoom aims to take the kit lens to a higher level

Create: 06/24/2017 - 21:05
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Sigma hopes that its new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Art will make you think differently about kit lenses. After all, the kit lens is seen by many as something that is thrown in by camer makers without much thought – it gives most photographers a lens to use, even if it’s not the best lens in the lineup.

Sigma's intent with this lens is to provide a premium all-purpose zoom with excellent optical performance and "beautiful circular bokeh."

Zeiss gives its Milvus 35mm lens a dose of extra speed

Create: 06/24/2017 - 20:08
Zeiss Milvus f/1.4 35mm

Even as many lens makers are shifting their efforts to more exotic lenses, along comes Zeiss with a 35mm lens.

In this day, a 35mm wide-angle lens is often met with a collective ho-hum. Does photography need another 35mm lens? Does Zeiss need another 35mm lens when it already has a Milvus f/2.0 in that focal length?

HEIF could benefit digital photography, but getting the industry on board won't be a simple matter

Create: 06/18/2017 - 14:08
HEIF

HEIF might be the next big thing in digital imaging – or not

When it comes to photography, a few image formats have endured, and the dominat one is the JPG (pronounced jay-peg), which was produced by the Joint Photographic Experts Group.

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