Iridient Digital 3.3 Adds Support for Nikoz Z7, Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX 50R

Iridient Digital has released Version 3.3 of Iridient Developer software. Iridient Developer is an acclaimed raw image file conversion and photo processing software for Mac OS.

The version 3.3 update adds support brings support for many recently introduced RAW cameras (see below), optimized support for macOS 10.14 Mojave including automatic Dark Mode switching, bug fixes and other improvements.

This version is a free update for users who have purchased a license more recently than March 10, 2017. Mac OS X 10.6.8 is no longer supported. The macOS system requirements for Irident Developer are now Mac OS X 10.7 or later. … Continue reading


Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Mirrorless Lens

Venus Optics announced their new Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 mirrorless lens. This is one of the 8 new Laowa lenses introduced at Photokina 2018 event. The price of the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is $849. Check pre-orders at Adorama and B&H

Designed primarily for travel photography, this is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The full frame lens will also be available in Canon R / Nikon Z mounts in a few months period.  … Continue reading


Capture One software now compatible with Fuji GFX and X series cameras

Capture One software from Phase One is now compatible with Fujifilm GFX and X Series cameras supporting RAW conversion and tethered shooting.

Future development will integrate Fujifilm Film Simulations with Capture One and provide enhanced tethered support for select professional Fujifilm cameras.

  • Capture One Pro 11.3
  • The latest version of Capture One software
  • Capture One Pro FUJIFILM 11.3
  • Capture One software with RAW conversion and tethered shooting exclusively for FUJIFILM GFX and X Series cameras.
  • Capture One Express FUJIFILM 11.3 (free)
  • Capture One software limited to RAW conversion, exclusively for FUJIFILM GFX and X Series cameras.

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Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Unveils Nocturnus 75mm F/0.95 Lens

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced its latest ‘world’s fastest’ f/0.95 lens, launching the Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95, priced at €1,899 on an early bird special.

The German lens maker says the Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 will have a May 2018 release date and be available in SonyLeica M and Fuji X mounts.

For similar bright aperture models see the Meyer Optik lenses like the Nocturnus 50 f/0.95 II and Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 lenses for Sony E-mount … Continue reading


Firmware Updates For Fujifilm X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3, X100F, X-T20 & GFX

Fujifilm has announced that new firmware updates for X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3, X100F & GFX coming soon, while they released the X-T20 firmware ver2.0.0 today.

The first firmware updates will arrive in late April and May for the Fujifilm X-series cameras and the updates reflect the feedback received by Fujifilm X Series users with regards to improving usability and adding new functions.

Fujifilm has officially announced the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium format lens. The lens has a 35mm equivalent of around 200mm, which can be further extended via the 1.4x teleconverter also announced today.

Fujinon GF 250mm f/4: Adorama | B&H Photo
Fujinon GF 1.4x TC: Adorama | B&H Photo
Fujinon 18mm Macro Extension Tube: Adorama | B&H Photo
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Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Unveils Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 Lens

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz launches new Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 with mounts for Sony-E, Fuji-X and Leica M cameras.

The new Nocturnus has a minimum focus distance of 50 cm and weighs 790 grams. The new mechanical design of the Nocturnus III makes this lens also an interesting option for videography: Manual focus control and the step less aperture ring operate almost silently.

Like its predecessor, the new Nocturnus comes with a focal length of 50 mm and an aperture range from f0.95 to f11. Thus, the lens features a lot of versatility both when shooting in available light conditions and in terms of depth-of-field. Its 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating, make the new Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 a unique tool to create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights whilst creating great sharpness in the focused areas.  … Continue reading


New Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens Announced for Mirrorless Cameras

Opteka announced  a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-c and MFT sensor. The ultra wide-angle prime optic is available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, MFT and Sony E mounts.

All-metal construction is durable and depth of field and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel for pre-focusing needs.

Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions.

The aperture varies between f/2.8 and f/22. Manual focus lens has 9-blade diaphragm. The price of the Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens is $199.99. Check out all Opteka lenses here. … Continue reading


Meike to Announce 50mm f/1.7, 25mm f/2.0, 25mm T/2.2 Mirrorless Lenses Soon

Meike will soon announce three mirrorless lenses. These will be the Meike 50mm f/1.7, Meike 25mm f/2.0 and Meike 25mm T/2.2 CINE lens.

The three new APS-C mirrorless manual focus lenses will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Nikon 1, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. 

Price and release date is not available yet but they will be affordable like the previous models. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading


Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony E-mount officially announced

Cosina Japan officially announced the Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-mount users. According to the translated webpage, the lens is scheduled to ship in February of 2018, at a price of ¥ 85,000, or approximately $750 USD.

Shipping is scheduled to start in February 2018. You can see the official sample images at Cosina Japan. … Continue reading


Lightroom CC & Camera RAW Now Supports Sony a7R III and Panasonic G9

Adobe released the new updates for Lightroom CC and Camera Raw, adding the full support for Sony a7R III and Panasonic G9 mirrorless cameras.

Adobe have updated the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, as well as updates to Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw.

Adobe Camera Raw 10 now supports new cameras as well as the new lenses. The new cameras are the Panasonic G9, Sony A7R Mark III and Leica CL. See below for the other softwares which Raw Support for Sony a7R III is currently available in. … Continue reading