Dan Havlik

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Zeiss has introduced the second lens in its coveted Otus family: an 85mm F/1.4 lens known as the Apo Planar 1.4/85. Designed for portrait photography or any imaging job that requires extreme sharpness and the ultimate in resolving power, the Otus Apo Planar 1.4/85 is comprised of 11 elements in nine groups and comes in both ZE (EF bayonet mount for Canon) and ZF.2 (F bayonet mount for Nikon) versions.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

A venerable brand in medium format photography has announced a long-awaited new system: the new 50-megapixel, CMOS sensor-based Leaf Credo 50. The Leaf Credo 50 was unveiled by Mamiya Leaf this morning, 14 years after the CMOS-based 6MP Leaf C-MOST digital back was announced at photokina 2000.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Along with the two new lens cameras announced this morning, Sony has just unveiled a super small POV (point-of-view) camera: the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1. The Action Cam Mini is clearly designed to compete with the popular GoPro camera models that have dominated the POV market.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony just expanded its lens-style camera line with the new 30x zooming DSC-QX30 and the E-mount interchangeable lens ILCE-QX1 models. The odd-looking devices combine compact lenses and image sensors into one hybrid unit and are designed to be clipped over your smart phone for better image quality when snapping mobile photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to power up Photoshop, you might want to consider Perfect Photo Suite 9, a plug-ins package unveiled today by onOne Software. We reviewed Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, last month and liked this photo editing and effects app quite a bit. Version 9 of the Suite, which will be available in late October 2014, adds a number of new features and upgrades including faster Raw image previews, re-editable image files, and improved selection tools.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 21, 2014  |  0 comments

We’ve seen a lot of silly self-promotion videos from photographers before, but nothing quite as goofy as Chris Bauer’s “Male Photographer of the Year” spoof on YouTube.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 20, 2014  |  0 comments

There’s going to be a ton of new photo gear arriving soon from most of the major imaging companies, some of which may blow your mind. How do I know this? Well, aside from a few sneak peeks of upcoming photo products I’ve seen under NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements) recently but can’t tell you about yet, it’s mostly an educated guess.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  0 comments

Maybe it’s just August but there seems to be a lot of weird lens news lately. Now a very rare and very large, Nikon 6mm F/2.8 Fisheye Lens has turned up on eBay with an asking price of $96,187.50.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2014  |  0 comments

The Nikon D810 has been on sale for less than a month but the company has already issued a product advisory on the 36.3MP, full-frame digital SLR.

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