A “medium format Noctilux” 100 mm f/2 lens that covers the 53x40mm IQ4 sensor



A "medium format Noctilux" 100 mm f/2 lens that covers the 53x40 mm IQ4 sensor by onasj (see previous posts by Onasj):

As my previous posts have hinted, I love hand-held ambient-light photography for its nimbleness and broad applicability. Indeed, one of the reasons why I made the jump from Nikon/Sony/Leica 35 mm systems (all excellent in their own ways) to medium format was to take advantage of the *theoretical* low-light, high ISO advantage of the larger sensor and, especially, of the current-generation of back-side illuminated (BSI) medium format sensors that Sony has manufactured. Among medium format cameras, currently these sensors are in the Phase One IQ4 (53.4 x 40 mm sensor, 151 MP), and the Fuji GFX-100 (44 x 33 mm, 102 MP). As I previously documented (https://photorumors.com/2019/01/20/m...ne-comparison/), the BSI sensor architecture in the IQ4 offers substantial (~1 full stop) of high-iso signal:noise advantage over the IQ3, consistent with what Bill Claff measured (Photographic Dynamic Range versus ISO Setting). In addition, the BSI sensor minimizes the need for color correction when shifting or tilting, a major benefit for technical camera use.

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Deals ending in the next few days







Several deals on photo editing software are ending next week:

Skylum

→ Get $10 off the new Skylum Luminar 4.2 with coupon code LEICARUMORS
→ Only 2 days left: $40 off Aurora HDR

DxO

DxO is offering up to 30% off on all DxO software until March 31 (including NIK Collection and the new DxO PhotoLab 3.2)

Topaz Labs

→ The new Sharpen AI is on sale for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) until April 3
Two different Topaz Labs bundles are on sale

Franzis

→ The German Franzis Photographer's Projects Collection is on sale for $39 (original price: $276, 86% off)

ON1

→ Save $30 on the new ON1 Photo RAW version 2020.1

Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook is offering 40% off all books (paperback, ebook, and bundles) with coupon code PHOTORUMORS. All available photography books can be found here, all camera guides are listed here

Adobe

Save 20% on Adobe Spark

DJI

DJI FPV Spring Sale (03/26 - 04/15)

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Lensbaby to announce a new Velvet 28 lens for Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X and MFT


Lensbaby is rumored to announce a new Velvet 28 lens for Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X and MFT cameras. Here are the details:

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Sony’s official statement regarding the impact of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Sony issued an official statement regarding the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the company. Here are the parts referring to the Electronics and Imaging segments:

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What else is new?

JAXA and Ricoh release the 3rd phase of 360-degree spherical still images captured in outer space

Updated Pentax K-mount lens roadmaps (March 2020)

Firmware Update: Fujifilm X-T30, X-T3, and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR

NiSi Filter System and UHD UV Filter for Fujifilm X100 Announced

Nauticam NA-GFX50S For Fujifilm GFX50S

Fujinon XF300mm f/4 and 500mm f/5.6 With DOE Coming: Updated

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Sony is moving their Electronics Products & Solutions business into a new Sony Electronics Corporation


Sony announced that is moving their electronics business, that includes Imaging, Home Entertainment, and Mobile, into a new Sony Electronics Corporation (as a result of the latest push by Daniel Loeb?):

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Topaz Labs Sharpen AI examples




Topaz Labs released a new version of Sharpen AI. This update includes batch processing capabilities and the ability to selectively apply or remove the sharpening treatment to certain areas in your image. Topaz Labs also has a new sale: Sharpen AI for $59.99 (regularly $79.99) until April 3.  Here are some samples - I used the original DNG files directly in Topaz Labs Sharpen AI and after that I did a JPG export without any additional editing:




Several deals on photo editing software are ending next week:

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