Month: February 2021

Creative cropping

Cropping images in post-production can give you another chance to re-frame your shots more creatively. While we normally advise readers to frame shots by ‘cropping within the camera’, there are times when cropping images at the editing stage is worthwhile....

/ February 18, 2021

Firmware update coming for Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II cameras

Nikon will release new firmware for its Z 7II and Z 6II full-frame mirrorless cameras on 25 February 2021. Firmware Version 1.10 will improve the performance of Eye-Detection autofocus (AF) and ensure smoother and more flexible shooting on both the...

/ February 18, 2021

New telephoto zoom lens coming for Panasonic Lumix S cameras

April will see the release of the new Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. L-Mount lens for Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Angled view of the new Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. L-Mount lens. (Source: Panasonic.) The...

/ February 18, 2021

Spider on a Rose

Tiny Spider on a beautiful peach rose. By Anna Smith. Spider on a Rose By Anna Smith Canon EOS 600D; Canon 55-250mm lens Tiny Spider on a beautiful peach rose. Don’s response Without the spider this would be a nice...

/ February 18, 2021

Photo Review Reader Survey 2021

An invitation to take part in the annual Photo Review Reader Survey, and receive a $20 voucher as a thank you for completing the survey. Please take 20 minutes to complete the Photo Review Reader Survey 2021, which will help...

/ February 17, 2021

Explorer Photo &Video launches

A new Australian distributor, Explorer Photo &Video, has opened in Sydney with a base in Crows Nest and an extensive catalogue of photo and video accessories. Distributing products through major local photographic and video retailers, Discount Digital Photographics, Georges and...

/ February 15, 2021

Meditations On Software And UI Updates

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, your favorite application, software, or website is going to eventually (and periodically) be redesigned. Odds are, at first, that you aren’t going to initially be a fan of the new design. It’s...

/ February 12, 2021

Venus Optics adds L-mount to 4 Laowa lenses

Venus Optics has released L-mount versions of four of its popular Laowa lenses: the 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye and 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D ultra wide angle lenses plus two specialist macro lenses. Laowa-branded lenses that are now available in L-mount versions: the...

/ February 11, 2021

Sony delays release of FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens

Overnight, Sony has posted an announcement that the release of the FE 35mm f/1.4 GM (SEL35F14GM) lens has been postponed to an unspecified date. Angled view of the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens. (Source: Sony.) Announced on 14 January, ...

/ February 10, 2021

New firmware for Sony ZV-1 enables direct live streaming

Sony has released a free firmware update for the ZV-1 that allows high-quality video and audio live streaming by connecting the camera directly to a computer. Firmware Version 2.0 allows users to easily connect the ZV-1 to a PC via...

/ February 10, 2021