This week SAR readers photos selection


Paul Tan
Dive of the Grey Headed.

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Three software deals ending soon: Savings on Luminar AI, Capture One and NIK collection


These three software deals will end soon:

  1. Today Skylum launched Luminar AI (Click here to read all details) And you save 20 Euro/Dollars on the early preorder. But we got two more new software deals:
  2. You save 25% on Capture One (Click here) using the discount code “TAKE25OFF“. If you want to first test the software a free 30 day trial of Capture One can be downloaded here.
  3. Save 30% on the new Nik Collection 3 software (24 hours left to grab this deal)


Tamron says global market hasn’t recovered yet and it’s forced to extend the production stop


Tamron issued a worrying press release. Here is the google translated text:

Tamron Co., Ltd. has taken some measures to close its domestic Aomori factory in the May-September period in view of the decrease in global demand due to the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus.
However, the global market has not yet recovered, and in consideration of the uncertainty of the future market environment, we will continue to extend the partial closure of the domestic Aomori factory until the end of the year as follows.

      ・ Some factories closed: Hirosaki Factory, Namioka Factory
      ・ Target period: October 1st (Thursday) to December 31st (Thursday), 2020

Although the business will continue during this period, it may cause inconvenience and inconvenience to our business partners, but we appreciate your understanding.

This decision shouldn’t affect the production start of the new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD which has now been listed at BHphoto:

via Mirrorlessrumors



Announced and available for preorder: New Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D FE lens


Venus Optics announced this new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D FE lens (worldwide preorder here).

Press text:

14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D is a wide-angle lens designed for full frame mirrorless cameras. It features close-to-zero distortion(Zero-D) with 114° angle of view. The screw-in 52mm filter thread and the ultra wide perspective allows photographers to create the inspiring pictures with one-of-kind elements. Also, it is extremely compact and lightweight (weight: 228g, dimension: 58mmx59mm)which can be carried to anywhere, anytime with Zero Burden. 

Full size image samples can be seen on their official product page. And here is the first full review of the lens by Christopher Frost: