Jon Sienkiewicz

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Following closely on the introductions of the X-H2S and X-H2 mirrorless APS-C cameras, Fujifilm has announced the X-T5. Dubbed the “5th Generation System,” the X-T5 features a 40-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging sensor and the new X-Processor 5 ASIC. Priced at $1699 (body only) the new model replaces the X-T4 in Fujifilm’s lineup at the same price point.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We evaluated the Synology DiskStation 1522+ NAS for several weeks and discovered that it does a whole lot more than just store image and video files. It provides secure backups, multi-media server functionality, password-protected file sharing and multi-platform accessibility all rolled into one compact box—and that’s only the beginning.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Not really, of course. But you can turn your scary Halloween decorations into thriller movie masterpieces using the Neural filters in Photoshop and a little imagination. Besides, we all know there’s no such thing as a Zombie. Right?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced an 8X lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras that starts at 50mm and zooms to 400mm, widening the range of creative applications compared to telephoto zooms that begin at the 100mm focal length. In addition to beginning at 50mm (the established “normal” or “standard” focal length for full-frame cameras) the new ultra-telephoto zoom focuses as close as 9.8 inches, rendering a magnification ratio of 1:2 (one-half life size).

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Topaz Labs Photo AI image editing software is unlike any auto-correction system you’ve ever tried when judged by accuracy, precision and flexibility. And it’s very easy to use. This 10 point review explores key aspects of this AI-driven image enhancement app to help you decide if it’s a good fit for your photography pursuits and editing workflow.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers revere the Golden Hour, but when does it actually get dark? You have a rough idea of when night falls where you live, but what if you’re traveling to a distant location in another time zone? Here’s a link to a US Navy website that will fetch all pertinent sunrise and sunset information that you need.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Drawing on a neural network that is trained using billions of image samples, DxO PhotoLab 6 now features DeepPRIME XD, DxO Wide Gamut, improved retouching tools and a revamped library system. Meanwhile, DxO ViewPoint 4, the software that corrects warped perspective (converging parallels, for example) and geometry, now has a supercharged Reshape Tool that can warp and repair individual parts of a scene, positionable Guides and a better interface.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Moving pictures, companion apps, support for Apple’s M1 chipset and smaller footprints are some of the highlights of the 2023 release of beginner-friendly Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. Elements gets better every year, and with a healthy boost of new music and background content plus AI (in the form of Adobe Sensei), this year’s versions are over the top.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Prominent camera bagmaker NYA-EVO has introduced their popular Fjord 36 camera backpack with its main fabric made of Econyl, a sustainable material manufactured from nylon waste that would otherwise be part of the world’s solid, non-biodegradable junk pollution.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you stumble trying to decipher the abbreviation NAS, don’t feel alone. When cameras went digital, photographers were expected to magically become computer wizards. Who has the time? Among the many advantages of installing a NAS drive is the immediate harnessing of powerful computer tools without a junior degree in IT—all the while keeping your energy focused on what you do best: taking pictures, shooting videos and/or creating web content.

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