The Image Doctors #99

Are DSLRs Dead?

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.

POTD: Battery

Coastal battery, Ft. Stevens, OR

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.

The Image Doctors #98

Nikon 105mm & 50mm Z macro lenses

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.

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The Image Doctors #97

Fundamentals of Color Management

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.

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