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

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X-T2 Unwrapped

Fujifilm X Magazine
Special issue dedicated to Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless marvel

FujiXT2sample07X-T2 in the field
X series photographers share their outstanding images taken with the X-T2 and explain the stories behind them

FujiXT2sample07aJulien Apruzzes – Iris

FujiXT2sample07bDavid Templier – Kálfafell, Iceland

FujiXT2sample07cJeff Carter – Battling Porsches

FujiXT2sample07dRita Carmo – Mika

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X-T2 Unwrapped
Special issue dedicated to Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless marvel

more at fujifilmxmagazine

First Impressions with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens

Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens
The Daguerreotype Achromat is directly inspired by the world’s first photographic optic lens – a 19th century invention created for the Daguerreotype camera by Charles Chevalier. Almost two centuries later, we’ve reworked it as a powerful tool for modern-day photographers and cinematographers.

DaguerreotypeAchromat07a DaguerreotypeAchromat07b DaguerreotypeAchromat07cLomoAmigo Adam Goldberg took the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens around NYC to test what he now calls “the stunningly unique bokeh of the lens.” Read more about his creation of these surreal double exposures and rave review of the lens here.

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DaguerreotypeAchromat07d DaguerreotypeAchromat07e DaguerreotypeAchromat07f DaguerreotypeAchromat07gXavier Boldú recently shot some beautiful images with the Petzval 85 Lens so we lent him the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens and our brand new special apertures to test out. More here.

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Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens
Celebrating the great return of dreamy imagery, you can alternate between razor-sharp images, or drape your world in silky soft focus. The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens has a focal length of 64 mm and a classic Waterhouse Aperture system ranging from f/2.9 to f/16 and featuring specially designed plates to produce deep, textured backgrounds rarely achieved in photography. The optical construction has been redesigned from the original, so that you can enjoy ethereal soft focus from apertures below f/4, or razor-sharp definition with deep contrasts from f/5.6 onwards.

more at lomography

Fuji X-T2 Sample Images

The new, highly anticipated X-T2 takes the FUJIFILM X mirrorless camera system to a whole new level of excellence. With its 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and high-performance X Processor Pro image processing engine, the X-T2 fulfills the high standards of the FUJIFILM X system. The addition of 4K/2K video takes it one step beyond. With a string of features including high speed 1/32000 shutter, Intelligent Hybrid Phase detection AF, weather resistant body, 3-way tilting 3.0” LCD, 2.36 Million dots EVF and dual SD UHS-II memory card slots, the X-T2 makes a fitting successor to the popular FUJIFILM X-T1.

XT2sample07aby John Rourke
ISO 100, F22.0, 1/8, 20.9mm, Film simulation Velvia, Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

XT2sample07bby Ines Thomsen
ISO 200, F1.2, 1/1000, Film simulation Astia, Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R APD

XT2sample07cby Steve Christo
ISO 400, F9.0, 1/1250, 400.0mm, Film simulation Classic Chrome, Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

XT2sample07dby Wang Ning
ISO 200, F8.0, 1/900, 10.0mm, Film simulation Velvia, Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

XT2sample07eby Joe Ng
ISO 1600, F4.8, 1/500, 153.3mm, Film simulation Provia, Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

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Fuji X-T2 Sample Images

via fujifilmusa

Ansel

Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots and view in 360. Compose your screenshots from any position, adjust them with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share them in 360 degrees using your mobile phone, PC, or VR headset.

Ansel05aNVIDIA Ansel: Revolutionizing Screenshot Capture For GeForce GTX Gamers
Game photography is undeniably a new art form – screenshots can be posed and framed, and those with a great eye will select the best scenes and most beautiful vistas, just as a real world photographer would. The very best screenshots from famous game photographers like Duncan Harris, James Pollock, Leonardo Sang and Joshua Taylor are shown in exhibitions, printed and framed, and admired by millions of gamers online. …

Ansel05bFree Camera – Compose Your Shot, Anywhere, From Any Angle
Start your game photography career by activating Ansel, at which time the game will be paused, and a freecam enabled, allowing you to compose your scene and take unlimited high-quality shots until you achieve that perfect image. In other words, you can escape the confines of a game’s first or third person camera and take a screenshot from any angle, until you have the perfect shot.

Ansel05c… Anything’s possible with Ansel, and it will all be available for GeForce GTX gamers …

Ansel05dmore at geforce