NEWS

Panasonic announces new M4/3 9mm f/1.7 lens

Panasonic has released details of a new ultra-wide angle lens for its Lumix G Series cameras that will be available in July 2022 from leading Australian photographic specialist retailers.

Leica SL2-S gets 12-bit RAW video output

The latest firmware update (Version 3.0) for the Leica SL2-S enables the output of a Cinema 4K RAW video signal with up to 60 frames/second to an external recorder via HDMI.

Western Digital announces new professional storage products

Western Digital has a range of new SanDisk Professional storage products for photographers.


REVIEWS

Gigabyte M32U Gaming Monitor

An affordably-priced, large-screen monitor with a fast IPS panel and high pixel density, which is designed for gaming but is also suitable for multi-media creators.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4 PRO lens

A versatile, 80-300mm equivalent telephoto zoom lens for M4/3 cameras with superior weather resistance plus a compact and relatively light weight form factor.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II lens

A second-generation model of a popular 24-80mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens with much higher, IP53 standard weather resistance and improved performance.

TIPS

Setting up a digital darkroom

Whether you’re starting from scratch or augmenting your current workspace, the basic tools you’ll need for a digital darkroom are a computer, a monitor screen and a printer. You’ll also need backing-up systems and, possibly, a scanner.

Technology transition in memory cards

Memory cards are changing to meet the increasing need for data transfer speed and storage capacity.

Photo backup and archiving

Backing-up should be the first step in any image or video editing process.

COMPETITIONS

Over and out

By David Scott. Taken at Warwick rodeo.

Mono Dune

By Jake Curtis. Western Australia landscape, along Indian Ocean Drive.

Forresters

By Don Saunderson. Taken at Forresters Beach NSW, where I visited several different times of the day to get different tide and lighting conditions.



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