Sigma has taken the wraps off three impressively large high-end lenses at Photokina and we went along to meet Sigma Imaging UK's product specialist, Paul Reynolds, to get the low down on them.
There is a new Chinese Micro Four Thirds mirrorless player. Yi Technology is based in Beijing and Shanghai and at Photokina this week they demonstrated their new 20 megapixel Yi M1 compact Micro Four Thirds body plus two Xiaoyi lenses.
Here at Photokina 2016 I came across German company, Picture Instruments, that was new to me and their work revolves around some novel test philosophies.
It's three years since Olympus launched its flagship OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera and today at Photokina the E-M1 Mark II was launched. The new camera will ship before the end of this year. Journalists will get hands-on with evaluation units that are near enough production quality in early November. There are also two new Pro lenses, a super bright 25mm f/1.2 and a 12-100mm f/4 superzoom and a FL-900R flash.
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.