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Fujifilm GFX-50S

Neocamera just published a truly in-depth review of the Fujifilm GFX-50S. This Medium Format camera introduced an all-new mirrorless system just this year. The GFX system is built around a 44x33mm sensor with 0.8X crop-factor and a new all-electronic GF-mount.

This review covers everything there is to know about the 50 megapixels Fujifilm GFX-50S and how it fits among other classes of professional digital cameras. It offers key insights on the type of photography suitable for this new camera and which ones are better served by other types of cameras.

The included gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities, from ISO 50 to 102400, truly demonstrates what the Fujifilm GFX-50S can do. In addition to our usual 100% ISO crops, this review shows an equal-resolution comparison with one of the most recent professional DSLR.

Read Neocamera’s Fujifilm GFX-50S review here.

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Olympus unveiled today a refreshed version of the diminutive OM-D E-10, now in its third iteration. Although nearly identical to its predecessor, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III is full of refinements and boasts a new digital interface.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The fresh new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is built around a 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor mounted on a 5-axis image-stabilization system effective to 4 stops of improvement over-handheld. The processor is paired with an efficient TruePic VI process that lets it shoot continuously at 8.6 FPS with a buffer for 36 JPEG images or 22 RAW files. All this is possible with the mechanical shutter that covers a range of 1/4000-60s, plus allows Bulb or Timed exposures up to 30 minutes. For longer shutter-speeds, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III can simulate photos taking at to 3 hours by composing multiple shorter exposures. The unique-to-Olympus Live-Bulb and Live-Time modes are also available in this mirrorless camera.

New to this E-M10 is the ability to record 4K Ultra-HD video. It can do so at 30 FPS or capture Full HD at 60 FPS or 720p HD at 120 FPS. The body of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III has been revised with a deeper grip, larger control dials and is now freezeproof to -10C while still not weatherproof. Despite being very compact, the E-M10 Mark III offers a nice 0.62X magnification EVF with 2.4 megapixels, 100% coverage and an Eye-Start Sensor.

The back of this mirrorless digital camera is fitted with a 3″ Touchscreen LCD that can tilt. New navigation and Touch AF have been added to make the touchscreen feature more useful. Still, the E-M10 Mark III keeps its dual control-dials and large number of buttons for efficiency. The Contrast-Detect AF system on this camera has been updated to 121-points with feature-rich options such as DMF, Focus Assist and Focus Peaking.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III will be available starting late September with an estimated price of $649 USD or $799 CAD.

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Marche Bonsecour

Coinciding with its 170th anniversary, Marche Bonsecour is hosting the 2017 Edition of World Press Photo. This event showcases top photography from the press, covering a variety current and contemporary issues. Yesterday the grand opening was highlight by a speech from Burhan Ozbilici who captured the winning image of a Turkish embasador that was just murdered. His dedication to covering events and getting the message out to the world is exemplary in the face of such danger.

Burhan Ozbilici Speaking


The exhibition full of poignant images runs from today August 30th until October 1st, 2017 at the Bonsecour Market, 325 De La Commune Street East. Openinting times is 10 AM to 10 PM Sunday to Wednesday and 10 AM to midnight Thursday to Saturday.

World Press Photo 2017

Two exhibits are collocated and included in the admission. One is a gallery of images from the 170-year-old Marche Bonsecour. The other is a collection of photos showing contributions of Oxfam-Quebec to women’s causes in Africa.

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Along with the announcement of the beginner-oriented Canon EOS M100 mirrorrless digital camera, Canon released 4 new lenses aimed at professional users of their Full-Frame DSLRs, including 3 Tilt-Shift Lenses:

Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L Macro

Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS

The EF 85mm F/1.4L IS USM is the first stabilized portrait lens for Canon Full-Frame DSLRs. It offers a very bright aperture made of 9 circular-blades and a quick ultra-sonic (USM) ring-type focus motor. This lens is also weatherproof against moisture, rain and dust. The USM motor gives the lens Quick-Shift Autofocus.

All the above Tilt-Shift lens, as always, are Manual-Focus Only lenses. New to the TS-E series is an improved 0.5X magnification which why Canon calls them all Macro, even though they are still 2X away from reach true macro magnification. The new lenses offer all the latest optical optimizations including Ultra-Diffractive (UD) elements, double anti-reflective coatings and Sub-Wavelength-Coating (SWC) or Air-Sphere-Coating (ASC), depending on the model.

Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8L Macro

The TS-E 90mm F/2.8L Macro, shown above, and the TS-E 134mm F?4L Macro, shown below, have expanded tilt mechanisms which can move either way 10mm, compared to 8.5mm for the TS-E 50mm. A rotation mechanism allows the axis between tilt and shift to be rotated. All new TS-E lenses can shift ±12 at the base. This gives them a considerable amount of flexibility. To prevent accidental movements though, Canon equipped all these lenses with independent locks for Tilt and Shift movements.

Canon TS-E 135mm F/4L Macro

The longest Tilt-Shift lens to data is the TS-E 135mm F/4L. It has a maximum F/4 aperture, while all its siblings launched today open to F/2.8. It sill gives a very shallow and flexible depth-of-field consider its relatively long focal-length. All these new TS-E lenses are particularly well-suited for product photography.

Despite all being rather costly professional lenses, none of the TS-E lenses are weatherproof. Canon makes no such lenses and neither does any EF-mount third-party manufacturer. It must be rather difficult to weatherproof such complex lenses and, to be fair, product photography rarely requires a weatherproof lens.

All the new Tilt-Shift lenses are scheduled to ship this November for exactly the same $2199 USD price. The Canon EF 85mm F/4L IS USM is also scheduled for November but for a lower $1599 USD price.

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Yesterday Canon unveiled a new mirrorless digital camera aimed at beginners where adoption of mirrorless has been growing the fastest. The new Canon EOS M100 is a highly compact APS-C (1.6X Crop) camera with a Canon EF-M mount and a 24 megapixels Dual-Pixel CMOS sensor, like on all-but-one member of the EOS M family.

Canon EOS M100

The 24 megapixels Canon EOS M100 is capable for shooting continuous at 6.1 FPS and recording Full HD videos at 60 FPS. The sensor has a standard ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range and the EOS M100 mechanical-shutter offers 1/4000-30s shutter-speeds. While this camera has a Dual-Pixel CMOS sensor which can use Phase-Detect at every pixel, the autofocus system is presented as a 49-area system for convenience.

The body of EOS M100 has been trimmed down and simplified compared to previous members of the EOS M family. There is a single control-dial around the shutter-release but no Mode-Dial and no Hot-Shoe, elements which have been on nearly every APS-C (Nikon 1 cameras often had no Mode-Dial either) mirrorless digital camera to date. These omissions clearly chosen to make the camera smaller and satisfy beginners who are looking the the smallest size with high image-quality. A Hot-Shoe would invited added bulk and a Mode-Dial is probably seldom used anyway. Manual controls are still available though, including Bulb mode.

Another important concern for beginners is video. Most crucially, the Dual-Pixel CMOS sensor is capable of smoothly transitioning focus during filming. This technology unique to Canon can truly make a positive difference for videos shot by amateurs who generally rely on autofocus. While 4K is the current buzzword, the Canon EOS M100 captures 1080p which is easier to work with and produces smaller files, demanding less strain from computers processing it.

To appeal to general consumers, the EOS M100 is equipped with all the latest social and connectivity features. It has a tilting touchscreen LCD which can rotate until it faces the front for selfies, plus WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC to make sharing those selfies quick and efficient.

The new Canon EOS M100 is scheduled to ship this October for a suggested price of $599 USD or CAD when paired with the EF-M 15-45mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. B&H Photo and Adorama are already ready to accept pre-orders at these links. Check our Canon EOS M100 page for more options when they become available.

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