Photography News Issue 24 absolutephoto.com
Sony’s sensitive side There’s anewfull-framemirrorless camera on the scene, the Sony A7S II.
News in brief
Noiseless update Macphun has released a new version of its Noiseless app, a one-click noise reduction
when you’re shooting in Full HD, there’s no pixel binning, just full pixel read-out. The autofocusing system hasn’t been overlooked either and now has 169 AF points and can react just as quickly down to -4EV as it does in daylight, even when you’re finding it tough to pinpoint the subject. The OLED Tru-Finder in the A7S II offers an impressive magnification of 0.78x and a Zeiss T coating reduces reflections on the viewfinder for a clear view of the scene ahead. You’ll have to wait until November to add an A7S II to your kitbag, and prices have yet to be revealed.
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This low-light demon features a high top ISO sensitivity of 409,600, and that’s with low noise throughout the range too. The full-frame 12.2-megapixel sensor helps to deliver excellent dynamic range right across the ISO range and even in extreme conditions it promises to capture crystal clear images packed full of detail. The II is also equipped with a new five- axis image stabilisation system that can be found on the A7 and A7R II models. There’s been an upgrade in the video department too, now including 4K movie quality in the XAVC S format, and
Colour correct The Cube takes the guesswork out of colour matching, pairing with smartphones and desktops to save, store and work with real-world colour. It picks up on your desired hue to record the raw colour values for use whenever you like. colorconfidence.com Morememory fromToshiba Toshiba has extended its Exceria range of memory cards to include new Compactflash, SD and microSD cards, which all combine high capacity with fast read and write speeds, making them ideal for sports photographers or those shooting in Full HD. toshiba-memory.com Trio of releases fromWacom Wacom has launched three new products, the Bamboo Spark (£119.99) for writing and sketching, the Intuos range of new tablets (from £54.99) for pen drawing, and the Bamboo Fineline 2 pens (from £9.99). wacom.com you’ve already downloaded the original. Noiseless Pro owners will receive the update automatically for free. The latest version now enables batch processing. macphun.com
Zeiss has a family The ZeissMilvus family of primemanual focus lenses has been announced for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. These lenses have been optimised for high resolution cameras, whether shooting stills or video. Six focal lengths have been announced and the range will be added to in due course. The first six optics are a 21mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2, 85mm f/1.4 and 100mm f/2. All Milvus lenses feature Zeiss’s Floating Elements Design to minimise lens aberrations at different focusing distances. Other common features include T* anti-reflective lens coating to combat ghosting and flare when shooting into the light, as well as dust and spray waterproofing. Prices are to be confirmed but deliveries to dealers will start in October.
Lowepro bag it Lowepro has redesigned its Daypack series, coming up with the Slingshot Edge range of bags. A slimmer design and added storage for tablets make them the kind of bags you’ll want to take out and about with you on a day’s shooting. There are two sizes, the 150 AW (£63) and the 250 AW (£74), and each comes with dedicated compartments to bring a little organisation to your kit. If you’re shooting with a CSC the 150 AWwill do just fine. There’s room for your camera with lens attached as well as a second lens and small tablet, along with the usual smaller accessories. For DSLR users, the 250 AW is the one. It has room for your DSLR with a lens attached as well as a flash, full-size tablet and the rest of your photo accessories. The AW in the name alludes to the built-in All Weather cover, keeping your gear safe and dry.
Built for both Featuring 4K technology, the Lumix GH4R is a happy medium for both photographers and videographers. The Lumix GH4R includes V-Log L video capability which allows for greater accuracy and flexibility when recording videos. Having been developed with similar characteristics to the Cineon curve, the industry standard for film digitalisation, you can use the same Look Up Table for reference.
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