It's only the press day before this year's Photokina show opens, but Fujifilms's announcement of its new GFX medium format mirroless system camera has almost certainly stolen the show.
Photokina is here once more. What's Photokina? It's the world's largest photography industry trade fair. The show is held in Cologne, Germany, every two years; it's that big.
You'd think photography was all about recording things in sharp focus, but that's only part of the story. A very satisfying technique for creating great photographs is to balance what's in focus with areas that are very much out of focus. We're talking DOF or Depth of Field.
Introduced by Adobe last year for Lightroom and Photoshop, the Dehaze tool is a simple to use but sophisticated tool that is very effective at cutting through low contrast greyness that can afflict photos shot under certain lighting conditions. But don't think that's all it's good for. If you are in a hurry it can make any photo pop with a minimum of effort.
Pentax has further strengthened its DSLR range with the addition of the K-70, an APS-C sensor mid-range enthusiasts model featuring a fully-articulating screen plus dust and splash-proofing. Pentax has also used the occasion to introduce a compact 55-300mm f/4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens.