Nikon has confirmed that a new firmware update for their Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras will be released on May 16th, 2019. Though full details of the firmware update have yet to be announced, they have indicated that an eye-detection autofocus capability will be included.
Eye-detection autofocus is something we’ve seen in Canon, Panasonic, Fuji, and Sony cameras and will be a welcome addition to Nikon’s full frame mirrorless lineup. As a step beyond face-detect, eye-detect ensures that your focus is critically locked on your subject’s eye, framing it with a smaller box to indicate which eye is in focus. This improves your hit rate and is one more tool to help you get the shot.
Tamron has announced a new lens: the 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043). Designed to be an ultra-versatile single-lens option for “people photographers” in particular, the lens offers a semi-wide angle all the way through portrait and short telephoto focal lengths in a single, compact package.
For a limited time, Ilford is accepting orders on custom and ultra-large format film. These are “discontinued” or rare formats formerly used in antique or collectible cameras, both large and small, that are not typically manufactured by Ilford. All films are special order and orders must be accompanied by payment in full. Cancelled orders and/or refunds will not be permitted.
Ilford has 137 years of experience with black and white film products, and consistently manufacture their products to a high standard.
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Photo by Federico Borella, from his winning series Five Degrees.
The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, including Photographer of the Year, presented to Italian artist Federico Borella at a London ceremony for his series Five Degrees. The work explores the impact of climate change in the farming community of Tamil Nadu in Southern India, which is facing its worst drought in 140 years, and ensuing male suicides.
Nikon has announced an update to their underwater compact camera lineup with the Coolpix W150, which will replace the W100.