50mm Teleconverter for X100s – Review and sample images for Fujifilm TCL-X100


We are truly in love with the Fujifilm X100s for more than a year now.  When FujiFilm announced 50mm tele-converter back in April 2014, it was like a dream coming true for most of the X100/X100s owners.  Fujifilm did a wonderful job by providing three different focal lengths (28mm, 35mm, 50mm) even with a fixed lens using Wide-angle converter and Tele-converter for X100/X100s. Continue reading

Fujinon 18-135, Fuji X30, Nikon D800s, Canon 7D Mk II – rumors roundup


Last week was full of rumors about upcoming products from different manufacturers.  Here is a brief recap of those rumors and the sources.

Fujinon XF 18-135 mm weather sealed


According to FujiRumors , the announcement is expected on 26 May 2014.  The price could be $200 more than 18-55mm

Fujifilm X30

According to a thread on DPReview, X30 would be announced on July 3rd and will have a 1″ X-Trans sensor

Fujifilm Medium format

According to FujiRumors, Fuji is working on a digital medium format mirrorless camera. Continue reading

Touchscreen version of Adobe Photoshop CC shown at Microsoft Surface event

Adobe revealed the new touchscreen version of Adobe Photoshop CC at Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 launch event yesterday.

Previously Photoshop CC was working on touch devices but the functionality was very limited and you had to use pen accessory.  In the new version, the interface has 200% bigger icons.  You can also pinch, zoom and pan using your fingers. Images and objects can be rotated using the same rotation gestures that are available in iPad. Continue reading

Bentley’s new commercial was shot on iPhone 5s and edited on iPAD air

Bentley’s new commercial ad called “Intelligent Details” was posted on YouTube on May 14, 2014.  This ad was shot using iPhone 5s and edited on iPAD air.  Looks like Apple is trying to come up in competition of getting market exposure from unusual channels (Hint: Ellen DeGeneres Selfie on Oscars, David Ortiz Selfie with President Obama).  If that is the case, Apple has done well. If thats not, Apple is getting free lunch over here. What are your thoughts?

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Sony RX100 Mark III officially announced with new Pop-up Viewfinder, built-in 3-stop ND filter and better light capturing


Sony has revealed the RX100 Mark III officially and it is quite impressive. The new RX100 III features a specially developed ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm1 F1.8-2.8 lens and adds a built-in OLED viewfinder with ZEISS T* coating.  The camera has same 20.1MP image sensor which was in RX100 II model , and adds the powerful BIONZ X processor featured in several high-end Sony cameras including the full-frame α7, α7R and α7S models. Continue reading

New Firmware Upgrade for Nikon D800/D800E


Nikon has just released a major upgrade to firmware for Nikon D800 / D800E cameras.  The changes listed on Nikon’s site are as under:

  • Custom Setting f13 has been changed to Assign Movie Record Button.
  • With Custom Setting f13 changed to Assign Movie Record Button, Assign MB-D12 AF-ON is now Custom Setting f14.
  • Custom Setting f15: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added.
  • The following functions have been added or renamed when the D800 is used with the Communication Unit UT-1 running firmware Ver. 2.0. ANetwork (UT-1) option has been added to, and Wireless transmitter has been renamed Wireless transmitter (WT-4) in, the setup menu.

Function that has been added: Continue reading

Exceptional time-lapse video of UAE by Beno Saradzic



Abu Dhabi based film maker and Photographer Beno Saradzic has created an exceptional time-lapse video of UAE.  The video has recieved a lot of attention by media specially after Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised the video in his tweet saying “Exceptional filming.. for accomplishments that speak for themselves..”

BEYOND – Memoirs In A Time Lapse from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo.

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email: benosar@gmail.com

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Deep down under – Cove photography by Robbie Shone

China Caves 2012 - Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County

Robbie Shone is a British adventurecave and travel photographer based in the scenic alpine town of Innsbruck, Austria.  His passion for adventure developed his interest in caving, and in particular the challenges that cave photography has to offer.  Over the past ten years, Robbie has lit up and captured stunning images of the naturally pitch black world beneath our feet. Continue reading