This week, we answer a listener question about the future of DSLRs. Given the overwhelming trend towards mirrorless cameras by all of the major camera manufacturers, it’s a good time to ask whether there’s a future for DSLRs.
New Olympus 8-25mm f/4 Lens for Micro 4/3 Format
Olympus officially announced their newest pro-level wide-angle zoom lens, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens. We’ll take a look at the specs and pricing for what should be an excellent wide-angle lens for micro four-thirds shooters.
Updates to Adobe Lightroom
Lightroom got some significant updates this week, too. Adobe added the new Super-Resolution feature (discussed here) along with 70 new creative presets for portrait, travel, and cinematic looks.
I took some creative license when I worked on this image from Cannon Beach, OR. The swirling waves resulted from using a 0.5s exposure with my Nikon Z 7II mounted on a tripod. However, I chose to also blur the clouds in Photoshop to create a pseudo long-exposure look. What do you think?
I captured this image of a large shore cannon while visiting Fort Stevens near Astoria, Oregon while leading my recent Oregon photo safari. This image combines several techniques: HDR merge (Lightroom Classic), Silver Efex Pro 3 (Nik Collection via Adobe Photoshop) and finishing touches back in Lightroom Classic. Because I applied Silver Efex Pro 3 in Photoshop, I was able to retain color in the original image.
This week Nikon announced two Z-mount macro lenses, in 105mm and 50mm focal lengths. We take a look at the specs, pricing, and whether we’ll consider replacing our F-mount 105mm VR micro-Nikkor lenses. We also take a quick peek at DXO’s newly updated Nik Collection 4, which we’ll review more in depth next week.
This week, we have the first of a multi-part series on color management. For our first topic, we’ll discuss what color management is, and why you should calibrate your monitor if you’re serious about digital photography.
Accessories we like
Mindshift Gear Exposure 13 shoulder bag (discontinued, but you might find one used)