TR mini Debut!

The TR-M11 is a camera that was conceived around the concept of taking photos that will be popular on SNSs. With its evolved make-up functions and the addition of a new ring LED light, the TR-M11 offers a photo environment that is like having your own dedicated make-up artist and being in the studio of a professional photographer.

The design of TR-M11 allows you to easily carry it with you wherever you go, and to take selfies as you envision them at any time. You can also express yourself in even more individualistic and creative ways.

By offering the Handy Beauty Studio as a personal tool, Casio supports all women who have made selfies a part of their daily lives.

TR mini Debut!

more details at Casio

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(Shared) Viewpoint | Nigel Atherton

Nikon says it’s developing a new mirrorless camera. Nigel Atherton is hoping for a change of direction that steers it away from the 1 series.

If I were on first-name terms with Doctor Who – friendly enough, say, to borrow his Tardis at weekends – one of the fun things I’d like to do is bring people back from the past to show them what the world looks like now. Imagine taking the Wright brothers to modern-day Heathrow Airport, or taking Galileo around Cape Canaveral. Slightly less dramatically, I’d love to fetch some AP readers from the 1970s and show them the cameras of today. They would marvel at the speed, quality, convenience and variety of today’s digital cameras, from DSLRs and action cameras to drones, and think we’re a thoroughly spoiled generation.

Mirrorless cameras would be a particular source of envy for our bell-bottom-wearing time travellers, and I’d have a fun game lined up to entertain them over their quinoa and rocket salad lunch in which I’d cover up the brand names of each system and they’d have to guess which was which. I bet that when asked to pick out Nikon’s contribution they’d choose the Fujifi lm X system over the poor old 1 system every time.

Abandoned the brand values

I don’t think I’m being controversial when I say that in developing its mirrorless system, Nikon abandoned the brand values on which its reputation was built in favour of pursuing a mythical demographic of gadget-loving compact users looking to trade in their camera phones for shiny, high-tech, pocket-sized, point-and-shoot cameras with interchangeable lenses. The 1 system hits this target audience perfectly – the only problem is that these people don’t actually exist in sufficient numbers to justify all that investment. It turns out that most of them are happy with their camera phones after all. Meanwhile, Fujifilm crept in when Nikon wasn’t looking and built the mirrorless cameras that Nikon should have made, and is now reaping the rewards.

I’m hoping that, after several years spent flogging a dead horse, Nikon may have admitted defeat and is starting again. In a statement made to DPReview recently, a Nikon spokesperson said, ‘We are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.’

That doesn’t sound like a 1-system camera, and as someone with a cupboard full of Nikon kit, I am pretty excited by that. I’m hoping for a mirrorless version of my FM2, and I know I’m not alone. The last time Nikon took inspiration from this well-loved classic we ended up with the Df – a kind of Land of the Giantsversion – but by making it mirrorless Nikon should be able to get close to the perfect dimensions of the original… fingers crossed.

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Nigel Atherton – Editor – Amateur Photographer Magazine
via Amateur Photographer – Saturday 19 August 2017

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images

Canon has launched the EOS 6D Mark II. Featuring a host of innovative and state-of-the-art technical stills and movie advances, the new full frame DSLR has been designed to fulfil the needs of the freelance photographer and serious enthusiast on the move. The camera is small and light, boasting exceptional image quality and stunning focusing thanks to a brand new 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor.

Canon Japan has posted a small selection of sample images and movies shot with the newly released EOS 6D Mark II camera.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 11.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/160 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.0
ISO Speed: ISO400
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 07.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 6 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
White Balance: Fluorescent
Picture Style: Landscape
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 09.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/1000 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/9.0
ISO Speed: ISO800
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
White Balance: Daylight
Picture Style: Standard
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 01.jpg
Shooting Mode: Aperture-priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/500 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/1.2
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
White Balance: AWB(Ambience Priority)
Picture Style: Portrait
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Image
File Name: 08.jpg
Shooting Mode: Manual exposure
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1.3 sec
Av (Aperture Value): f/11.0
ISO Speed: ISO100
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
White Balance: Color Temp. (5200K)
Picture Style: Fine Detail
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II Sample Images
more at Canon

77 Reasons to Upgrade…

If you have an older EOS camera, find out how far Canon DSLR technology has moved on…

Canon EOS 77D
Canon’s new enthusiast DSLR offers the technology of the EOS 80D in a smaller, cheaper body. Phil Hall gives it a test

77 reasons why Canon’s new camera is better than yours!

more in PhotoPlus
The Canon Magazine
Issue 128 – July 2017

Sony Alpha 9 | Il détrône les reflex classiques!

Après avoir imposé ses appareils 24 x 36, Sony s’attaque, avec l’Alpha 9, au sport et au reportage. Deux domaines où les reflex règnent en maîtres.

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Réactivité avant tout
Sony Alpha 9
Il détrône les reflex classiques!

Banc d’essai Chasseur d’Images

The new Nikon D7500 | 20 things you need to know

Nikon’s new DX-format DSLR offers enthusiasts speed, performance and value. We list the 20 key features you need to know about.
The new D7500 slots in between the D7200 and the D500, right at the top of Nikon’s DX-format digital SLR range. It’s designed for keen enthusiasts who want the best possible combination of performance and value, and it would also suit those who are looking to upgrade to a more powerful camera from their first Nikon DSLR. The specs are very exciting. The 20.9-megapixel sensor is one of Nikon’s latest, and the 8fps continuous shooting speed is really impressive for a DSLR in this price bracket. Almost more amazing, though, is the D7500’s incredible maximum ISO setting. We make a lot of comparisons between the D7500 and the existing D7200 and D500 models in this special six-page preview, because this little group of cameras poses some interesting choices. The D7200 is great value, but is starting to show its age, while the D500 is extremely powerful, but more expensive. So maybe the D7500 combines the best of both worlds, with the affordability of the D7200 and the power of the D500? Let’s take a look…

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The new Nikon D7500 | 20 things you need to know
via NPhoto Magazine — Issue 72 – June 2017

The World’s First Full Frame 35mm f/1.2 Lens

The World’s First Full Frame 35mm f/1.2 Lens

kerlee35KERLEE 1.2/35 lens, specially developed for all lovers of photography, is of high performances featuring large aperture, soft Bokeh effect and rich colors.

kerlee35aKerlee 35mm f/1.2 by dzoptics
The Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens by DZOptics was the fastest 35mm full frame lens when it was launched earlier in 2016. It’s a very fast, manual focus lens that boasts outstanding sharpness and soft bokeh at wider apertures. Available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Pentax K mount, the lens can also be used on APS-C cameras as well as the full frame model it was designed for.

kerlee35bKerlee is a sub-brand of DZOptics technology co., Ltd. Kerlee’s name originates from the phonetic sound of ‘clear’ – a rather fitting name when you think about the quality of images that this lens produces. The aim was to develop an affordable yet high-quality lens that even amateur photographers could afford, using the best optics available. This, the first lens under the Kerlee name, has been designed specifically with photography enthusiasts in mind.

kerlee35cKerlee 35mm f/1.2 by dzoptics

kerlee35dmore details and review at ephotozine

kerlee35e