Announced: Leica D-Lux 8 camera

The previously rumored Leica D-Lux 8 camera is now officially announced:

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New: Photography Lighting Cheat Sheets by PictureCorrect (80% of intro offer)

The new Photography Lighting Cheat Sheets by PictureCorrect are now 80% off during the launch sale until May 31 (a total of 43 Photography Lighting Cheat Sheets):

13 on Natural Light: Whether you’re capturing the golden glow of sunrise, the harsh shadows of midday, or the soft, diffused light of an overcast day, these cheat sheets will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to take advantage of natural light in any situation.

7 on Artificial Light: Navigating the complexities of artificial lighting presents a unique set of challenges for photographers, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Artificial light, unlike its natural counterpart, requires a deeper understanding of light intensity, color temperature, and direction to achieve the desired effect.

4 on Flash Photography: Flash photography, while immensely powerful, introduces a spectrum of challenges that can test even the most experienced photographers. The primary hurdle lies in mastering the balance between the flash’s intensity and the ambient light, ensuring that the final image looks natural rather than overpowered by harsh lighting.

11 on Portrait Lighting: Mastering portrait lighting techniques is an art form that presents its own set of intricate challenges. Each style demands a precise understanding of light placement, shadow control, and subject orientation to achieve its signature effect. Photographers must navigate these complexities, blending technical precision with creative vision, to capture portraits that not only illuminate but also reveal the essence of their subject.

8 on Lighting Effects: Lighting effects are the brushstrokes of the photographer’s palette, offering endless possibilities to infuse images with emotion, depth, and atmosphere. The artful application of lens flares can add a cinematic quality, imbuing shots with a sense of story and timelessness, while the deliberate use of starbursts around light sources can create a sense of wonder and energy. Bokeh, with its soft, out-of-focus lights, transforms the mundane into the magical, drawing the viewer’s attention to the intended subject with a gentle, enveloping embrace. Mastering these effects requires not only a technical understanding of photography and lighting but also a creative vision that sees beyond the subject to the very essence of the scene. Through lighting effects, photographers can sculpt light, craft ambiance, and convey emotions, turning simple images into captivating stories.

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This is not a new mirrorless camera, it’s the vintage-inspired Hobolite Iris LED light with an aperture ring

Hobolite announced a new Iris LED light with a compact design and an aperture ring (looks like a vintage compact camera):

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Panasonic Lumix S9 compact camera with L-mount officially announced with a new Panasonic S 26mm f/8 lens (L-mount)

The already leaked compact Panasonic Lumix S9 camera with L-mount is now officially announced:

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Reminder: the Thypoch Eureka 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount will be announced on May 24

The previously reported Thypoch Eureka 50mm f/2 lens for Leica M-mount will be officially announced on May 24.

Thypoch lenses have a unique depth-of-field indicator similar to the famous Kern MacroSwitar lens.

Thypoch lenses are sold at AdoramaAmazon, and B&H Photo.

Previous coverage of Thypoch lenses can be found here:

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New 120mm f/2.8 Macro 2x lens coming next from AstrHori

After the 85mm f/1.8 AF full-frame lens for Nikon Z, the next lens from AstrHori will be a new 120mm f/2.8 Macro 2x:

AstrHori will also soon announce a new Lightmeter II with a new design and more accurate metering (see previous version here):

AstrHori is currently offering up to 20% off their products until May 25th:

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Adobe adds AI Generative Remove and Lens Blur to Lightroom

Adobe adds AI Generative Remove and Lens Blur to Lightroom:

The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here. Additional information on Photoshop and Lightroom is available on this page.

Check also the Adobe deals on Amazon:

Additional information on AI Generative Remove and Lens Blur:

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The new Panasonic Lumix S9 camera already shown on Amazon, the official announcement is tomorrow

The previously rumored Panasonic Lumix S9 camera with L-mount is already shown on Amazon on another accessory listing from SIRUI:

Additional pictures:

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