This is how you make look your Sony image like a B&W Polaroid 672 camera shot

Fuji cameras do have built-in simulation filters but we Alpha shooters have them not. But there is a way to have all those film styles with the new Nik collection 2.3 by DxO (available here). You can have a 30 days free trial here to test ALL the film simulations.

Here is a video showcasing how you can make your image look like a B&W Polaroid 672 shot:

Click here to try out Nikon collection 2.3 by DxO.

UPDATED: 95 lenses tested for your Sony A7rIV !

Marc Alhadeff now updated his graph displaying the lens sharpness performance on your Sony A7rIV. A total of 95 lenses are now ranked (previously they were 50 “Only”). The very best you can get are:

Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM at Bhphoto. Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Tamron 24mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.
Sigma 35mm f/1.2 FE at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Tamron 35mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.
Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Coigtlander 50mm f/2.0 at BHphoto.
Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Sigma 105mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, and Adorama.
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Sony 400mm GM at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, Amazon DE. Amazon UK.
Sony 600mm FE GM in USA at Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE. Amazon UK.

All the rest works shit…joking :)

Capture One 20.0.2 update released and two new Capture One PRO tutorials (and 25% discount code)

Phase One updated the new Capture One 20 software. to version 20.0.2. It contains a long list of bugfixes I listed at the bottom of this post. UPDATE: You now get 25% off at checkout when using the coupon code “25EXTRA

Also new are those two tutorials:

20.0.2 Bug Fixes Mac
Here you will find the list of fixed bugs that were detected in the previous major/service release versions of Capture One on Mac computers.

Fixed an issue with the script ‘Get Logs’.
Fixed various issues with ‘View Selected Color Range’ in Color Editor.
Fixed various crashes.
Fixed an issue where Lightroom import items had missing IPTC metadata.
Fixed an issue where Lightroom import items had wrong white balance.
Fixed an issue where the Curve Point Picker would not work correctly.
Fixed an issue where Rotate using the cursor tool would be inoperable when on a Layer.
Fixed a refresh issue with Advanced Search and Smart Albums.
Fixed an issue with the ‘Image Time HH’ token.
Fixed an issue where Crop handles were visible in Keystone and Rotation.
Fixed a performance issue when browsing System Folders.
Fixed an issue with the Capture Pilot camera settings direction.
Fixed an issue with watermarks when using Publish Plug-ins.SAR
Fixed an issue where the clockwise Fibonacci Spiral would be counterclockwise.
Fixed an issue with highlights in DNG files when hardware acceleration was on.
Fixed an issue where Leica Q2 DNG ras files would be oversaturated.
Fixed an issue with LCC profiles causing a green color cast.
Fixed various cosmetic issues.
Fixed various translations issues.
Fixed an issue with Auto Crop (Capture One Cultural Heritage only).
Fixed an issue where AppleScript ‘app version’ property was incorrect.
Fixed an issue where some sliders in High Dynamic Range were not mapped to Tangent devices.

20.0.2 Bug Fixes Windows
Here you will find the list of fixed bugs that were detected in the previous major/service release versions of Capture One on Windows computers.

Fixed an issue where Direct Color Editor adjustments on Layers would be ignored on export.
Fixed an issue where Lightroom import items had missing IPTC metadata.
Fixed an issue where .eip files would not show thumbnails in Windows File Explorer.
Fixed an issue where temporary reset would permanently reset with wrong cursor placement.
Fixed an issue where the Copy Stand Tool could not be added in Live View(Capture One Cultural Heritage only).
Fixed a performance issue with rotation.
Fixed an issue with arrow key behavior for navigation.
Fixed an issue where Capture One might hang when moving images from Trash to Albums.
Fixed an issue with the Open With list.
Fixed an issue where missing files could not be deleted from Session Albums.
Fixed an issue with hardware acceleration in a multi-user environment.
Fixed an issue with a missing ‘Delete’ option for corrupted images in Sessions.
Fixed an issue where images were not removed from Smart Albums when deleted from the file system.
Fixed various crashes.
Fixed an issue with highlights in DNG files when hardware acceleration was on.
Fixed an issue where Leica Q2 DNG files would be oversaturated.
Fixed an issue with LCC profiles causing a green color cast.
Fixed an issue with the Capture Pilot camera settings direction.
Fixed various translation issues.
Fixed an issue with Ctrl-M Shortcut when editing and viewing.
Fixed an issue with exporting variants from a Group.
Fixed an issue with crop visualization when viewing multiple images.
Fixed an issue where some sliders in High Dynamic Range were not mapped to Tangent devices.

Sony A6100 review by Engadget: “The best budget camera you can get right now!”


The new Sony A6100 got the first $150 price drop at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera.

I do agree with Steve Dent from Engadget when he says the A6400 and A6600 are somewhat underwhelming considering the competition. And I also agree when he says that the A6100 is an exception: At this price point it’s the best camera to get mainly because it’s terrific autofocus performance:

First worldwide TTArtisans 11mm f/2.8 FE lens review by Marc Alhadeff: “Compact stereographic fisheye with very good sharpness”

preorder on Amazon US

The new TTArtisans 11mm f/2.8 FE fisheye lens got tested by Marc on SonyAlphaBlog:

The TTArtisans 11mm F2.8 Fisheye (300 euros) is a Compact stereographic fisheye with very good sharpness on the entire frame when used outdoor at F5.6 , and even excellent at F2.8 in the centre for close subject

Its closest competitor the Samyang 12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye (450 euros) offers a slightly wider field of view (even if given at 12mm, it is wider) , a better sharpness in the corners at F2.8 but a more nervous background blur , it is much more bulky and the build quality is lower (all plastic)

Pros

  • Excellent sharpness in close up
  • Very good sharpness on the entire frame at F5.6 and very good in the centre at F2.8
  • Very smooth backound blur
  • Very good color rendiution
  • Very good build qaulity
  • Compact
  • Reasonable price : 215$ / 300 Euros

Average

  • Chromatic aberrations
  • Average flare resistance
  • Some vignetting at F2.8
  • Sunstars not well defined

Cons

  • Sharpness at F2.8 in the corner

 

Hands-On Review: New Tamron 24mm and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 E-Mount Lenses

Allan Weitz (Click here) tested the new Tamron 24mm and 35mm FE lenses and concluded:

As the accompanying photographs clearly illustrate, the close-focusing ability of these wide-angle lenses greatly expands the creative possibilities of whatever your subject matter may be. Both display a bit of vignetting at wide aperture, which diminishes as you stop the lens down toward f/8. And while these f/2.8 lenses may not be speed queens, they are sharp—very sharp. Autofocusing was fast and accurate, though in my opinion, a bit noisy for video applications. This might prove to be a deal breaker for potential video-oriented consumers.

Dan Watson also tested the new lenses:

All links to the new Tamron FE primes:
Tamron 20mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.
Tamron 24mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.
Tamron 35mm  f/2.8 at Adorama, FocusCamera and BHphoto.