Luminar 2018 & Aurora HDR Holiday Savings

Here are two special deals for Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 to end this exceptional year. These feature Macphun’s two most popular products, plus bonuses, at tremendous savings.

Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module and a forthcoming in 2018; digital asset management platform. Aurora HDR has been awarded Mac App of the Year 2017.

Use coupon code “TIMES” to save additional $10 on Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018. This special offer stays live till December 31. Check out for the details of the deals below.  … Continue reading


Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Release Date is September 2018

The already in development Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens will be released sometime in September 2018 with Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.

The bright telephoto prime lens will be compatible with Sony FE 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. The optic will offer a 600mm equivalent, in 35mm equivalent terms, when used on Sony’s APS-C cameras such as the Sony A6500.

The official announcement of the bright telephoto prime lens will be in Summer 2018. According to B&H listing, the shipping date of the lens or expected availabiliy will be at Photokina 2018. … Continue reading


Aurora HDR is Mac App Store of the Year 2017

Apple named Aurora HDR 2018 as their Best Mac App of 2017. To celebrate this milestone, and help even more people access this great photography tool, Aurora HDR 2018 — both Mac & Windows — will be available for the rest of December at $20 OFF with a pack of special bonuses included.

Aurora HDR is not just a tool for merging bracketed images, it also provides numerous tools and countless options to create perfect HDR photos for every taste – from one-click presets and advanced tone-mapping, to layers, noise reduction, and powerful luminosity masking controls. It was named as the Best App of 2017 by Apple … Continue reading


Sony Releases FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Firmware Version 05

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Firmware Update Version 05 is now available for download at Sony Support.

The FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM features special coatings (Nano AR and fluorine), a floating focusing system for improved AF performance. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of just 0.96m (~3.15ft), a SSM and dual linear motors.

For updating the firmware of your Sony lens, just connect it to the camera and follow the steps given on the firmware update page. More dteails and download links can be found below. … Continue reading


Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens In Stock & Shipping

Great news for Micro 4/3rds and Sony E-mount users. The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is now available in stock and shipping. at B&H and Adorama.

This new lens costs $449. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens – B&H and Adorama.

The lens is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems. It is the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading


Luminar 2018 released for Mac and PC

Macphun released Luminar 2018 for Mac and PC. Luminar 2018 is a complete photo editor for Windows and Mac users.

The latest version of Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows brings many new features and improvements: the new Lens Correction and Transform Tools, more impressive filters to stylize and enhance your photos, improved RAW engine and much more. A new DAM (Digital Asset Management) platform is coming in 2018.

Luminar 2018 is available on the Macphun website for a special price of $69, with upgrades to current Luminar users for $39. Mirrorless Times followers can get $10 off with coupon code “TIMES” on Luminar and Aurora HDR. … Continue reading


Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Officially Announced

Leica has just announced the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens. This is the new low-light monster and according to Leica, it boasts ‘impeccable speed’ and ‘exceptional imaging performance’ as well as “hair-thin depth of focus [that] isolates subjects with extreme precision.”

The Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. is the ideal optic in portrait and close-up photography, including a shallower depth of focus than that of the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and a close focusing distance of 0.85m, making for a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8 for even more precise isolation of subjects. Additionally, the eleven blades of its iris ensure a soft and harmonious bokeh in out-of-focus areas.

The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH will be available at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers at the beginning of 2018. According to Leica, the lens will retail for $12,795. … Continue reading


Leica TL2 Firmware Update Version 1.2 Released

Leica released firmware updated version 1.2 for the Leica TL2 mirrorless camera.

This new firmware adds support for the new compact prime Elmarit-TL 18 f/2.8 ASPH lens. The new optic consists of 8 elements (4 of which are aspherical,) a minimum focus distance of 30cm and a light weight of only 80g.

The new Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH, in black or silver anodized finish, will be $1,295.00. You can pre-order Leica CL. at AmazonB&H Photo Video & Adorama.com … Continue reading


Leica CL Camera and Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 ASPH Lens Announced

Leica has just officially announced the new mirrorless camera: Leica CL. It is a compact APS-C camera with a touchscreen LCD, customizable twin dials and a beautiful 2.36M-dot EVF, featuring  an ISO range of 100-50000 and shoots at up to 10 fps, 4K/30p video and Wi-Fi for transferring photos to a smartphone.

Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 ASPH lens is a compact fixed prime lens, featuring  8 elements (4 of which are aspherical,) a minimum focus distance of 30cm and a light weight of only 80g.

The Leica CL and Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH will both be available from Leica stores, boutiques and dealers at the end of November. The Leica CL body, in black anodized finish, will be $2,795.00 while the Prime and Vario Kits will be $3,795.00 and $3,995.00 respectively. The new Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH, in black or silver anodized finish, will be $1,295.00. You can pre-order Leica CL at AmazonB&H Photo Video & Adorama.com … Continue reading


Best Lenses for Sony a7R III

Best Lenses for Sony a7R III full frame E-mount mirrorless camera. Here is the full list of recommended Sony a7R III lensesSony A7R III comes with serious speedy technology and is aiming at true sports professionals. It shoots faster than its predecessor.

the new Sony a7R III (AmazonB&HAdorama) combines a high-resolution 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with impressive shooting speeds at up to 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking, as well as beautiful image and 4K video quality, wide 15-stop dynamic range, high sensitivity with noise reduction of almost a full stop and more.

Choosing the right lens is not always an easy task. Here we looked at all lenses from Sony and third party manufacturers and selected the best choices based on affordable price and high image quality. The list of best Lenses for Sony a7R III includes prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto.  … Continue reading