Month: August 2019

Episode 34: New Canon Firmware, Lenses, Sony’s New APS-C Offerings…..

In this episode Canon teases new firmware for the EOS R and EOS RP, which will greatly improve the AF and EyeAF. Canon also announces their latest RF lenses. Sony announces their new APS-C bodies and Samyang releases a new 18mm F/2.8 Sony E-Mount lens.

Canon Teases New Firmware for EOS R and EOS RP

https://fstoppers.com/gear/canon-teases-impressive-firmware-update-improved-af-eos-r-and-eos-rp-coming-soon-402692

Here Come the new Canon Mirrorless Lenses

https://fstoppers.com/gear/here-come-canon-mirrorless-lenses-402336

Sony’s new Flagship and Entry Level APS-C Bodies

Sony Unveils New Flagship a6600 and Entry-Level a6100 APS-C Cameras

Samyang Releases new 18mm F/2.8 E-Mount Lens for Sony

Samyang Launches Ultra-Compact 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

00:01 Canon teases an impressive firmware update. To improve the I detect auto focus in the Eos R and RP. Here comes some new Canon mirrorless lenses, Sony unveils two new flagship crop body cameras and Sam Yang launches an ultra compact 18 millimeter lens for Sony. Email all of this on episode 34 of the Liam Photography Podcast.

00:45 you’re listening to the Liam Photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 34 I want to take a moment to thank all my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing the show on an iTunes or anywhere else that you might listen to your podcasts, which includes Google, uh, Google play as well as Spotify and as of a month ago, radio.com and if we want to of course thank the good folks@radio.com for adding this show to their library. I’d appreciate it. Also, if all of my listeners, we take the time to share the link to the show and ask your friends and family members to give it a listen, give it a five star review if you don’t mind or leave some comments. You can also join the Facebook group. I’ll talk about more about the Facebook group at the tail end of the show. So the first thing I want to talk about in this week’s episode, cannon teases impressive firmware update with improved AAF or the eos are in RP to be released soon while cannons RF lenses had met with general acclaim.

01:49 Many photographers had been clamoring for a more professionally oriented eat mt body from the company while that camera has not been announced yet. The firmware update recently teased by Canon seems to show a major improvement in autofocus performance on the way for both the Eos r and the Eos RP. The video posted by cannon shows side by side comparisons of auto focus performance with the new and the old foe firmware versions and seems to show major improvements in speed, accurately accuracy and usability in particular I detect autofocus appears to have been improved quite a bit now working at much further distances and holding focus more strongly as opposed to the old firmware in which the subject had to be very close to the camera in order for it to activate. Tracking also seems to have been, may have made great strides. Unfortunately, sports and wildlife photographers will still have to contend with the eos rs middling continuous shooting rate of five frames per second with continuous auto focus.

02:55 But for the people like wedding photographers, it surely a welcome or the sports and wildlife crowd. It’s good to see the autofocus performance moving forward nonetheless, knowing that these improvements will make their way into the upcoming professional level, our body. Now, as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes of this show, uh, I have no doubt that Canon’s going to be releasing an EOC, our professional body of it at some point in the near future. I have a feeling it may be coming at the tail end of this year, if not by the end of 2019 certainly by early 2020. Now, if you remember, as I also mentioned in previous episodes, I don’t believe Canon’s gonna release an hour an our replacement for their one DX, especially since they’ve already announced a one dx mark three, it will be released the first part of 2020 in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

03:52 Now more, more than likely, as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, the first professional body they’re gonna release will be something along the lines of an Ios r s. And the reason why I say that is I believe the first professional body they’re going to release is going to be a direct replacement for the current, uh, five d s and five d s. R. Um, and as I’ve mentioned before, I have the SR absolutely love that camera and I believe that’s going to be the first professional body that Canon’s gonna release. I believe it’s going to have dual card slots. I’m hoping that they will make both the card slots, s d and it’d be really nice if they make them both uhs too. Because as people have mentioned before with other camera manufacturers like Sony, why in God’s name would you put two SD card slots in a single full frame body and make one of them uhs one and the other one, uhs two defeats the purpose.

04:50 I mean the reason why people want dual card slots is for redundancy when they’re shooting in the event that they have a memory card. Failure by making one of the card slots uhs too. And the other one, uhs one you’re basically hamstringing the photographer because the uhs two slot is only going to record as fast as the uhs one slot as just the nature of the beast. That’s how technology works. So if you’re writing to both card slots at the same time, it’s only gonna write as fast as the slowest card slot. Now, according to recent information, the newest, uh, Sony Body, uh, which I believe is they a seven three or no, wait, no, the a seven r four. That’s right. That was the newest one. That one now has to uhs to SD card slots. Cannon would be smart to follow suit on this and I’m hoping that they do.

05:46 I’m hoping that they listen to what their users want, what their, what their customers want. It’s hard to tell though. Cannon’s never been overly known for listening to their, they tend to like to do things their own way. Old World, Japanese thinking. I believe a lot of people speculated that’s the reason. Although it is interesting because somebody who’s a Japanese company as well and yet they tend to listen to their customers and give their customers exactly what they asked for. So we’ll have to wait and see what happens. As far as a pro body, again, I believe the Eos r s will be the first pro body that cannon releases. I don’t know if they’re actually going to call it that or not, and I predict it’s probably gonna have a 75 or a hundred megapixel sensor because Gannon’s not about to be outdone by Sony’s newest camera that has a 60 60 or 61 megapixel sensor.

06:38 Yeah. Gannon’s not gonna let that slide. They’re known for being the king of sensor size, so as far as megapixels, so I’m sure they’re going to retake the crown soon. Now I did watch this video and I’ll share a link to it in the show notes for this episode of the side by side comparison of the current firmware versus the new firmware that they’re going to be releasing some time in the near future. The new firmware looks absolutely amazing. The, I detect autofocus does work a heck of a lot better than it does right now, especially when it comes to the distance between the subject and the camera. So I’m really excited about that. And again, that’s one of the things I really do love about mirrorless cameras is the fact that the manufacturer can release a major firmware update that basically revamps the whole camera for you.

07:26 A lot like Hasselblad has done for years. Would their medium format digital uh, digital camera bodies where you buy the camera one time and yeah, maybe depending on which model you get, you may be paying up to $30,000 for a Hasselblad body, but chances are you’re never going to buy another camera again as long as you live. You’re going to keep that one. You’re going to use it for years and years and years and they’re going to continually release major software updates for the camera that basically give you new features, new functions, new get new capabilities, all kinds of crazy stuff. I mean they’re basically like a computer and you just out upgrading the operating system to get new features that the hardware was already capable of but wasn’t in the original software because it took time to flesh it all out. That’s just the nature of the beast.

08:14 All right. Now the next bit of news I want to talk about and this episode is the arrival of cannons, new mirrorless lenses or their RF mount bodies. The Eos are an RP, so cannons, mirrorless lenses had been esoteric, exquisite, and some of them ridiculously expensive. As I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, I still have no idea why the 50 millimeter or 1.2 l even though it’s got better glass and it’s got newer technology behind it, all that good stuff. I still don’t understand why they feel that warrants $1,000 higher price tag and the 50 millimeter 1.2 for the f mouth and they did the same thing with the RF 28 to 70 f too. It’s like $1,300 more expensive than the 24 to 70 f 2.8 l that’s already on the market. And yet other lenses that they released, and I’ve given this example before, their standards, 35 millimeter non l m f 1.8 cells for the same price is their eff, 35 millimeter f two and again, the same thing with their 24 to one oh five I s f four Lens, both the f and the RF models.

09:34 So for the exact same price. So the pricing on the RF lenses has been really confusing for me from the beginning. And I can’t seem to get any answers from anybody on Canon’s side. I’ve reached out to several people at Gannon and nobody has really gotten back to me with, uh, with a decent answer on it. Um, so I guess we’ll never find out. Um, but as I mentioned, you know, the RF 28 to 70 f two is an amazing Lens. There’s no doubt about that. So it was the 50 millimeter RF, 1.2 l everybody that has used either of these lenses clamor about how amazing the quality of the images are that you get with them. But again I do not see where they get the ridiculously higher price tag from. So if you’re a photographer who is more used to the standard 24 to 70 f 2.8 you’ll be pleased to hear that Canon launched exactly that lens with availability in late September of 2019 one pleasant surprise is that the lens will have image stabilization something Canon shooters have been clamoring for in the 24 to 70 f two eight four years.

10:42 It also comes with three ultra low dispersion elements, three a spherical elements and air spear coding as well as a customizable control ring of course. And we’ll also feature nine aperture blades and 21 elements in 15 groups while coming in at a more manageable 1.98 pounds and 2199 for the price tag. And there is a link where you can preorder that Lens. I’ll make sure I include the link in the show notes for anybody that might be interested. Along with the 24 to 70 RF 2.8 L I s USAA l USM Lens will come the RF 15 to 35 f 2.8 L I s USM, the wide angle component of the standard f to Zoom Holy Trinity. This lens will feature image stabilization as well along with nine aperture blades, 16 elements and 12 groups and a weight of 1.85 pounds. It is currently expected to cost 2199 as well and will be available in late September along with the 24 to 70 f 2.8 it also comes with two ultra low dispersion elements, three a spherical elements and aerosphere coding as well as the customizable control ring and I will include the link in the show notes where you can preorder yours if you’re interested in placing your order today.

12:07 All right and the next segment, because I don’t want to be getting hate mail from the Sony lovers out there, Sony unveils new flagship, a 6,600 and entry-level, a 6,100 aps c cameras after weeks of rumors and speculation and leak spec. Sony has finally unveiled the two HPSC mirrorless cameras we’ve been expecting for awhile now. The flagship Sony a 6,600 with ims and a bigger battery and the entry level Sony a 6,100 for photographers and vloggers on a budget

12:42 The hero product from today’s announcement was no doubt the long awaited Sony a 6,600 the flagship APC mirrorless camera officially replaces the Sony a 6,500 and boast all of the latest autofocus technology that was missing from its precursor. Inside, you’ll find the same 24 Megapixel, a PSC sensor with bionic as x image processor, 425 point hybrid autofocus system with 84% frame coverage and a flip up three inch 921 k. Dot. Touchscreen LCD that you’ll find on the a 6,400 and the ace 6,100 that means the same 11 frame per second burst shooting with auto focus and auto exposure. The latest real time tracking aff and the ability to record over sampled for k 30 p video with full pixel readout and a super 35 millimeter format. Now what sets the 6,600 apart from the rest of the lineup is its magnesium alloy body five axis and body image stabilization. The ability to use real time. I detect auto-focus during video shooting, the inclusion of Mike and headphone jacks and a larger grip than houses. Sony’s much improved z battery and they do have a, as part of the announcement at video, which I will include in the show notes for this episode.

14:11 it’s only a 6,600 will begin shipping in November, but you can already preorder it for $1,400 for the body only or $1,800 in a kit with the Sony 18 to one 35 millimeter lens for some sample photos and hands on first impressions from Sony Alpha Ambassadors. I will share a post from Alpha universe. Also in the show notes. By comparison, the Sony a 6,100 doesn’t offer as many professional grade features. Let the internals of this entry level, a PSC mirrorless camera are still quite powerful like the ace 6,400 and the 6,600 and it’s only 6,100 boasts a 24 megapixel aps see sensor by on as ex image processor and a 425 point hybrid autofocus system with 84% frame coverage. It to can shoot it up to 11 frames per second with autofocus tracking features a three inch flip up touchscreen LCD over-sample four k video recording with full pixel readout and Sony’s real time tracking autofocus system is included as well.

15:21 Where it falls short of its more expensive sibling is the 1.4 4 million. Dot EBF down from 2.3 6 million and the a 6,460 600 and a slower, slightly lower ISO range that maxes out at 51,200 instead of 102,400 not that anybody would use ISO that large like the 6,400 you’ll get a mic Jack but no headphone Jack and since this isn’t flagship level, you can’t use IAF during video recording and there is also no in body image stabilization. Now I will also include the link to the video from Sony on the a 6,100 so you’d be able to check that out as well. There’s not a ton separating the $750 6,100 from the $900 Sony 6,400 making it a good option for budget friendly amateurs and bloggers who don’t mind Sony cutting a few corners as long as the photos and the footage aren’t effective. To that end.

16:26 If you’re interested in the Sony a 6,100 you can preorder yours today for 750 for the body only eight 50 and a kit with Sony, 16 to 50 millimeter lens and $1,100 in a two lens get with the Sony 16 to 50 and the 55 to 210 millimeter lenses combined, a 6,100 will begin shipping and October of this year. So after reading this article, I know there’s a lot of Sony shooters out there that are going to be excited. They’re going to be anxious to preorder these a a either one of these cameras depending on what their needs are. They do look fantastic. I watched the uh, the official videos from Sony. They look very impressive. And when the 6,100 having a price tag of seven 50 for the body, I mean that’s not bad, although I think it’s going to get harder for Sony because as I mentioned in an earlier episode when it was first announced and released, Canon came out with the Eos RP, which is still full frame and sells for only $1,200.

17:30 Now granted $1,200 is silver, $100 more expensive than seven 50 but there are rumors circulating that Canon is pushing to release a full frame mirrorless body for the thousand dollars price point or maybe a little bit below that at 900 and if that happens, it’s going to be a lot harder for somebody that currently shoots Sony to stick with the a 6,100 for seven 50 and get a crop body camera when for $150 more they you get full framed from Cam. And so that’s going to create some interesting controversy I think in the mirrorless camera world. We’ll have to wait and see. Uh, I know a lot of Sony shooters are, they’re called Sony Fan boys and girls for a reason because they’re die hard Sony and they’ll never switch away from Sony no matter what. But I don’t know, I think it would be interesting to see how tempted somebody might be if it comes down to well do I get the latest Sony Crop Body for seven 50 or do I buy the latest can and full frame mirrorless for $150 more and go full frame.

18:37 Definitely some food for thought. Whether or not that sub thousand dollar full frame camera does materialize from Gannon, we’ll have to wait and see. But it is something that is worth pondering something definitely to think about. Now, the last segment for this week, uh, last item I wanted to talk about is also for the Canon shoot or sorry for the Sony shooters out there, Sam Yang launches and ultra compact 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens for the Sony email. Now. Sam Yang Slash Rogan has announced a new ultra compact ultra wide angle prime first Sony full frame mirrorless cameras at just 145 grams light two inches long and 500 bucks. The new Sam Yang aF 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens is the most compact, lightweight and affordable super wide angle. Full frame lens for the Sony email despite its diminutive size, the Sam Yang broken on AFK 18 millimeter f 2.8 offers a Riddick, excuse me, ridic linear 100.1 degree angle of view when used on Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras attach it to the new Sony, a 6,600 and the lens crops to a narrower but still pretty wide, 27 millimeters with a 76.2 degree angle o view.

20:07 Optically, the lens was designed with nine ultra multi coated elements and eight groups including three a spherical, two high refractive index and three extra low dispersion elements to keep distortion and aberration in check even at 18 millimeters. The lenses. Minimum minimum woking focus distance is just 9.8 inches. And at boasts a step lists SDM motor for a quiet and smooth focus performance and they have some great images here. The Lens close up images of the Lens. I will, uh, include the link to this article in the show notes so you can check them out for yourself. And that does also include some sample images captured by a CN Yang broken on ambassadors showing different types of photography that they’ve captured with this lens from landscape to astro photography to sea scapes. All kinds of beautiful images here. And like I said, I’ll, I’ll include the art, uh, the link to this article in the show notes.

21:07 This is from Pettit pixel.com. To learn more about this lens and to see more sample images, visit the same Yang website, which again, I’ll include in the show notes, the Sam Yang broken on AAF 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens will begin shipping in October, but you can preorder it today for $500. Now, I must say, um, to be honest, lately I’ve been extremely impressed with Sam Yang slash broken on his lenses. As many of you are aware, I’ve mentioned in previous episodes a few months ago, I, uh, purchased the, the, uh, broken on MF 14 millimeter f 2.8 RF Mt. Lens for my Ios r and I use that every day for my full time real estate photography job. It is a fantastic lens. It’s a little bit of a bummer that it doesn’t have any electronics in it, like their lenses for Sony always do a, I guess maybe broken on, doesn’t have the same kind of relationship with Canon or Nikon, possibly that they have with Sony.

22:06 And that’s the reasoning behind it. Um, but I am very impressed with my lens. It may be manual only, but as I’ve said before, with the focus peaking turned on in the Ios are, it’s not a problem. It’s easy to make sure your shots are in focus all the time. And especially when I’m doing real estate work, I’m always shooting at f eight. So pretty much everything’s going to be, you know, everything’s going to stay evenly in focus across the entire viewing angle or viewing window of the Lens as you’re taking your shot, so no worries there. I’ve been extremely impressed with that lens so much so that broken on had asked me after I did a review of their 14 millimeter lens and provided some sample images that they could put on their official Instagram. They asked me to also check out their new 85 millimeter RF.

22:54 Now Lens for the Eos r and RP and that is another amazing, amazing Lens. Again, manual only Lens, but man does that same, make some beautiful images. I’ve been extremely impressed with both my broken on lenses and I think most tutors will be impressed with this stuff they offer for the the Sony email. This lens looks extremely promising. There’s some fantastic sample images here. I don’t see where anybody could go wrong by in this ultra wide 18 millimeter f 2.8 lens with the full auto focus system in it, their [inaudible] or further Sony email system. I mean, I don’t think you can go wrong now. I’m not sure off the top of my head what Sony is currently charging or what size a uh, wide angle they have for their email system. Now I did pause the recording to do a quick look on a, on sony.com for their lens selection, what they offer.

23:56 Um, they do have a 16 millimeter f 2.8. Um, it’s email, but it says for a PSC format only and that one’s two 24 99. So it looks like you might be better off with the, uh, with the road cannon in this case or the same Yang Lens because yeah, it’s 18 millimeters, but at least you can use it on both the full frame and the HPSC email bodies without any issues. So I think this lens is going to be really exciting for a really exciting new entry for the Sony shooters out there. And I’d be interested to hear if any of my listeners that are Sony shooters do go ahead and pre-order this lens. And when it comes in and you’ve tried it out for a little bit, reach out to me and let me know how you like it. Let me know if it performs the way you would expect a quality lens to perform on your Sony email body.

24:47 I would absolutely love to hear that. Now you could post a a comment in the Facebook group about this lens or you could either leave a voicemail or send a text at (470) 294-8191 that is the phone number for the show. That number again is (470) 294-8191 or you could shoot an email to liam@liamphotographypodcast.com all right, I am going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode of the Liam Photography Podcast, episode 34 I want to, once again thank all of my listeners for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to the show. Please share the show out with your friends and family on social media. Ask them to give it a listen and give it a rating if you would be so kind. Still trying to build up the audience more. We haven’t been doing too bad but I’d like to see it grow a little bit faster than it has been.

25:42 I know it takes quite a bit of time to build up a podcast and build up a decent size audience. I’d like it if I, you know, if we could pull off doing it before the two to five year mark with this show, but I guess only time will tell there. As I mentioned at the top of the show, uh, feel free to join the Liam photography Facebook group. You can find us on Facebook now you do have to answer one question in order to join the group because it is a closed group, but that question is what is the name of the host of the show? And you can simply put Liam or Liam Douglas, either one. We’ll get you in. Once you’re a member of the group, you’re allowed to post up to five photos per 24 hour period. You can either break them up and post them one at a time throughout the day or you’re welcome to post all five at once and let Facebook do its little photo slideshow thing for you.

26:32 You’re welcome to ask for creative criticism on your images by saying cc, please and please, whatever you do, do not share other people’s work. Even if you have permission. We do not want to see that only post your own original work. That’s what we like to see and we always love to see other photographers, whether you’re a pro or a hobbyist or an or an amateur, we’re always happy to see your work and give you pointers on you know, what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, what you can tweak, what you can improve. It’s all a process. People, we all learn together in the photography world and hopefully, uh, we can help you master your skills as a photographer, whether you’re doing it for a living or just as a hobby that you enjoy. All right, I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this episode and I will see you again next week. In episode 35

Episode 33: Leaked videos for EOS 90D and EOS M6 MK2 and actual specs…

In this episode I talk about recently leaked videos possibly from Canon on these two bodies and the officially announced specs.

Canon EOS 90D video leaked?

Canon EOS 90D promotional video appears to have leaked

Canon EOS 90D full specs from Canon

Canon EOS 90D full specifications

Canon EOS 6M MK2 leaked video?

Canon EOS M6 Mark II promotional video appears to have leaked

Canon EOS M6 MK2 official specs.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II full specifications

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam: 00:00 Canon EOS, 90 d full specifications and promotional video appears to have been leaked and the same as the case with the Canon Eos m six mark two all of this on episode 33 of the Liam Photography podcast.

Liam: 00:34 you’re listening to the Liam Photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas. And this is episode 33. So I wanted to start off this episode by saying I apologize to my listeners that I wasn’t able to do an episode last week. I was in northeastern Pennsylvania on vacation. I was the first vacation I’ve had in probably seven or eight years, I mean, extended vacation, um, which was nice. And I got a chance to see my mom and my aunt and uncle, uh, spent some time with my son. I picked him up on the way up there and he went with me. And, um, I got to spend some time with my mom’s mom, my grandma gift card on my mom’s side of the family. She’s, uh, developing severe dementia, so it’s getting really rough. She frequently doesn’t remember anybody in the family. So, but other times she can remember some things in the past and sit and talk with you for a couple of hours about them that yeah, I just needed some time off to recharge my batteries, but I am back this week and I don’t want to depress my listeners at all. So, uh, I wanted to jump in and I know people are probably gonna pooh-poohed the fact that, uh, the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking quite a bit about these new canon cameras that are rumored to be getting ready to drop. And the main reason why I am is yes, of course I’m a canon shooter myself, but I’m also intrigued especially about the Eos 90 d um, because if you remember back in late 2018 and one of the first episodes of this show, I predicted that Canon was gonna replace the add

Liam: 02:08 and the 70 mark two that they were going to discontinue the 70 line and that more than likely they were going to combine those two cameras, upgrade the features a bit, the image sensor and stuff like that. And release it as the 90 d um, so that they’re,

Liam: 02:25 uh, sports shooters that use HPSC or crop body would still have an awesome camera to use. A lot of my friends, like I said before, had the 70 and then later the 70 mark too. They absolutely love it. It’s a great camera for shooting sports. Um, my friend, uh, Jeff Harmon from the master of photography podcast, he shoots a lot of high school sports with the 70 mark two and he’s a phenomenal photographer even though he considers himself only a hobbyists, don’t want to blow smoke up your up your chimney because he’s actually extremely talented and he’s also really good with post-processing. He’s created some really beautiful, uh, composite images of the students that he’s photographed using his skills in Photoshop, I believe. At least I believe it’s Photoshop using cause he’s doing some really amazing stuff with that and he’s an all around fantastic guy.

Liam: 03:16 And I, I’ve talked to him numerous times on Facebook and he’s been hoping that Canon was going to come out with a replacement for the 70 mark two. And when I told him that I had heard from my sources that they were discontinuing the 70 line, he was a bit bummed out. And I said, well, I said, but as I predicted on my show, my sources are telling me that the 70 and the add are going to get combined into a new camera that they’re going to call the 90 d and it’s going to have the best of both bodies, you know, as well as an image censure upgrade and some other stuff. So that, that made them perk up a bit and he’s been waiting to see if it was actually gonna happen. And that’s why I’ve been talking about it so much the last couple of weeks because it’s currently one of the biggest things that’s going on.

Liam: 03:58 And the camera rolled, as I said, there’s a lot of aps sport shooters out there that had been looking for a new body and hoping that Canon was going to deliver one and now it looks like they definitely are. So anyways, let’s get onto the first item on this week. Um, so this is from our August 21st. Um, it looks like somebody leaked in Official Canon Eos 90 d promotional video, a because it has cannons, watermarks all over it and it even says Eos 90 d in their standard fonts and everything. I mean, somebody could’ve faked and I guess, but it looks pretty legitimate. Um, these are the specifications from the video. Uh, the 90 d is rumored to have a 32.5 megapixel aps c sensor, uh, 45 AAF points that are all cross type, the digit eight processor, 10 frames per second shooting, which will make uh, folks like my friend Jeff Harmon happy because it will be great for sports as supposed to have four k video at 30 p and 25 p full HD at 120 p and 100 B, which of course is 10 80, uh, optical view of view finder with face detection, 100% view.

Liam: 05:14 Find your coverage 20 or 220 k. Dot. RGB Plus, I are metering a very angle touchscreen dust and water resistance. And it is also going to have an optional battery grip that BG 14. So if all of these specs are true, it sounds fantastic. It sounds like it’s going to be one heck of a great HPSC sports camera. Uh, I love the fact that it’s got a nice higher resolution sensor. I’m not sure off the top of my head with the sensor is on the 70. I want to say it’s like 20 or maybe 24, somewhere around there. And I think it’s about the same for the ATD. Um, so it’s getting a nice bump up, you know, after they combine the two cameras into a single body and you know, which gave us the 90 day, um, if it is going to have a 32.5 megapixel sensor, that’s great.

Liam: 06:08 That’s a bump up. It’s going to have the newer digital [inaudible] processor, which a lot of people love. It’s great, uh, processing, uh, and doing its work. Especially when you want to shoot, uh, sports, you know, where there’s, where you’re doing a lot of continuous 10 frames per second shooting. The better the processor inside the camera is, the better your performance with the camera will be. So all of that is fantastic. Now the battery grip is great. I know another friend of mine, Jared Polin from Frodo Boto has complained nonstop ever since Nikon announced the Z six and z seven and then release them that they did not offer a real battery grip for those cameras, but they instead offered was a battery pack add on thing that I guess lets you use I think two batteries in the camera at once, but it gives you no additional functionality.

Liam: 07:00 You don’t get the additional shutter button, you don’t get any of the extra control buttons that photographers like to have with a standard battery grip. Especially because a lot of photographers, you know, they buy the battery grip and they shoot mostly portraits. So they’ve constantly got the camera turned to portrait a orientation and it’s nice to still have your shutter and your other important control buttons at the top of the camera. So if you have a battery grip, like a Austin battery grips that can and makes for their cameras and icon is also made for theirs in the past. But for some reason they decided not to make one for the z bodies. Uh, you would still have all of your functional controls that you use most frequently, even when you had your camera turn to the portrait orientation instead of landscape and just makes life easier for photographers.

Liam: 07:48 And like I said, I know Jareds been pissing and Moan and never since the disease six and seven were announced because Nikon decided not to create a battery grip for either of those bodies. And that really pissed him off once. I don’t blame him. He does a lot of portrait work. Um, but Gannon has always, they, uh, they generally always release battery grips for their bodies and they do a great job with the battery grips. They’re very nice. They’re comfortable to use. The functionality is great. I’ve had some people say that, oh, you need to stick with the Canon or Nikon battery grips. Don’t buy third party ones. You know, the, you can’t rely on blah, blah, this blah, blah, blah. Uh, to be honest though, I tend to disagree and I’ll tell you why. To be honest with all of the camera. Canon cameras I’ve owned over the years, I’ve only ever had two actual cannon battery grips.

Liam: 08:38 A number of years ago I bought a Canon one, uh, Canon five d classic from a gentleman that I met on Craig’s list and he had the canon battery grip with it. So, you know, I got the whole thing as a package deal. And right now I have the Canon Eos, our mural is full frame camera and I did buy the optional battery grip for that because of my real estate photography. Um, I can go through a single battery fairly quickly in a day of shooting, you know, cause I frequently shoot hundreds of not thousands of photos per day. And um, so having the extra battery and the battery grip is great. Plus I like the feel of it with the battery grip better because I have, you know, considerably larger hands and a lot of people do. So I liked the additional beefiness of having the battery grip.

Liam: 09:26 Now I also love that the 90 [inaudible] is rumored to be dust and water resistant. I’m sure the level of deluxe Dustin water resistance isn’t on par with their pro bodies. You know, like the one dx mark two or the five d mark for the Ios are. But I can’t say that for sure. I do lots of fat for those that want to have it, that it does have four k video at 30 and 25 p and that it has a full HD at one 20 and 100 which I believe one 20 is generally used for your slow motion video. So last you make a lot of people happy. And I love the fact that it has 100% viewfinder coverage. I never understood, and I know they do it for specific reasons to reduce costs, blah, blah, blah, Blah that get you to buy it and upgraded camera, Yada Yada Yada.

Liam: 10:14 I’ve always personally thought it was idiotic to not just give customers a hundred percent viewfinder coverage and all camera bodies. Maybe that’s just me. I don’t know. I to me it would just make more sense. Um, but you know, the camera manufacturers are going to do what they’re going to do. So anyways, the specs sound fantastic. Now for the second part of this story, I want to go to another article where Canon has officially announced all of the specs for the 90 d and this happened today after the video was leaks. So this came out on August 22nd and here it is, the Ios 90 d is a powerful, fully equipped interchangeable lens camera providing you with everything you need at your fingertips to advance your photography as well as your video skills. Eos 90 he shoots a fast 10 frames per second continuous shooting with full auto focus tracking paired with the three engine very angle LCD touchscreen.

Liam: 11:11 The IOS 90 d allows you to get creative and photograph your subject from any angle. The camera also comes equipped with a 32.5 megapixel aps cc moss sensor and the ability to shoot four K at 30 frames a second and Taney ADP full HD video to 120 frame movie rate. The image sensor type is aps c c Moss of course, effective pixels, approximately 32.5 total pixels, approximately 34.4 the aspect ratio is three to two. Sensor cleaning is the EOS integrated cleaning system as always, color, filter type is primary color. Image processor is the digit eight, uh, Lens, Mount e,F and efs of course, focal length equivalent to 1.6. The focal length of the Lens. That’s only if you’re using ef lenses. If you using efs, then there’s no crop factor to those lenses because they’re specifically made for the crop body. Uh, cameras. The focusing method is dual pixel, c Moss, a AV which will make a lot of people happy.

Liam: 12:18 The AAF system and points 45 cross type AAF points. The eight f working range is ab minus three to 18 at 23 degrees centigrade and ISO 100 a also has spot one point a abs zone and a large zone. Um, so that sounds great. The AAF modes, fast phase priority. Afai focus, one shot AI Servo as well as movie Servo. AAF, continuous, a f I detection, which I am really surprised cause I didn’t think they could do either detection in a DSLR, but maybe they figured out a way to do it. I could be wrong, but I thought I’d always heard from a lot of folks that I detect auto focus was only possible in mirrorless cameras, but I gotta be wrong on that. So they’ll start sending me hate mail. All right, so a horizontal approximately the AAF areas, approximately 88% vertical. It’s 100%. The AIF lock locked when shutter button is pressed halfway.

Liam: 13:23 They a f assist beam intermittent firing, a builtin flash or admitted by optical dedicated speed, light AAF, micro adjustment. Adjust all lenses by same amount. Adjust by Lens. Um, manual focus is selected on the lens itself. Of course, uh, exposure control. It has a viewfinder shooting approximately 220,000 Pixel RGB plus I are metering sensor 216 zones at 18 by 12 TTL. Full aperture metering, live view shooting and movie recording 384 zone metering with image sensor Ab is one to 20 optical viewfinder Eby minus two to 20 live view. The metering range is EBS zero to 20 when movie recording auto in one shot. A F mode will evaluate a metering exposure as locked. One focuses achieved the AEE locked manual by a lock button and p t v Ab and manual mode plus or minus five VB in one third or one half stomp increments that the using the viewfinder, a plus or minus three Evie and one third or one half stop increments and live view or movie mode.

Liam: 14:40 The AEB is plus or minus three Eby one-third. It will one half stop increments. Otto is a 100 to 12,800 men and hundred a (220) 500-0600 maximum in one stop increments. The ISO sensitivity manual 100 to 25,601 third stop increments expandable to 51,200 equivalent minimum limit may change depending on the Lens. Now for the shutter or vertical travel. Mechanical focal plane shutter electronically controlled at all speeds. A creative zone, one to 16,000 a one one one 16 thousands and 30 seconds for ball mode. Basic zone one eight thousandths of a second and one second. Available range varies by shooting mode. White balance, the type of white balance, Ottawa balance with the image sensor, auto white balance, ambience, priority white priority, daylight shade, cloudy Tungsten light, white fluorescent light flash, custom color temperature setting, white balance compensation, a blue slash amber plus or minus nine Magenta and green plus or minus nine custom white balance is possible.

Liam: 15:59 Yes, you can configure one and it can be registered into the camera. White balance bracketing plus or minus three levels and single level increments. If you find her type is of course a pen of prison because it is a DSLR. Coverage is approximately a hundred percent vertical. Horizontal magnification is approximately 0.95 times. I point approximately 22 millimeter from ips to Lens Center diopter correction minus three to plus one and a and dash one diopter. The focus in the screen is fixed mirror, quick return half mirror. I’m just looking through the rest of the specs. I don’t want to bore you with all of them. I’ve actually gone through quite a few of them already, but there’s a lot, lot more here. And of course what I’ll do is, uh, in the show notes for this episode, I’ll share a link to this article from the Canon rumors.com website. But yeah, I mean there’s tons of specs here, so it looks like everything that they were able to previously pull as far as specs from the League to video on the 21st did pretty much come true and the official announcement on the 22nd.

Liam: 17:06 So again, this should make a lot of shooters happy, especially sports shooters, whether you’re a hobbyist or you happen to be approached. Some pros do still use crowd buddies even though I don’t personally. Um, and PR, I think it’s primarily because they can use the full frame lenses and get more reach with them with the 1.6 crop factor. Uh, but anyways, a lot of people should be excited about this. I’ll have to reach out to my buddy Jeff Harmon from the master of photography podcast and see if he’s planning on picking up one of these 90 ds to, to replace his current 70 mark two. I think it’d probably be a good idea for him and I, I’m not going to swear to it, but I think he’ll probably pull the trigger on that. It’s definitely a fantastic camera. Okay, so in the next segment, I want to talk the leaked promotional video for the Canon Eos m six mark two.

Liam: 17:53 Now, for those of you that may not know the Ios six, uh, Ios m six mark two rather is one of cannons, uh, mirrorless aps camera bodies. And this is the second one in the m six line. The video, again, like the one for the 90 d does look like an official video from Canon. It’s got their watermarks all over it. But of course, and this day and age, it could be counterfeit. You never know. I will have a link to the video in the show notes or you can check it out yourself. This is what we can gather from the late video for the Eos and six mark to specifications from the video. 32.5 Megapixel, a PSC sensor, same thing that’s in the 90 d digit eight processor. Now this camera is supposedly going to be capable of 14 frames per second. Rob Burst to 30 frames per second up to ISO 26,500.

Liam: 18:51 I detect auto-focus if capable down to minus five ab four k video, but it doesn’t say the frame rate and full 10 80 p HD at 120 frames per second for slow motion and it will also have a removable OLED viewfinder. Now these specs sound pretty cool. It sounds like, um, if the specs are true that this could actually be a great little a sports camera, especially with the 14 frames per second. Um, if it is accurate, that would make it faster than the 90 d. Um, and then of course being at some mirrorless body, it would be a lighter body than the 90 days. So that would be a, when there is, well we will have to uh, check and see if that, um, does pan out as being true. Uh, and hopefully it is, that would be fantastic. It would give our hobbyist photographers and uh, semi pro or hobbyist sports shooters, two camera bodies to choose from the 90 d at 10 frames per second and the Eos m six mark, two at 14 frames a second, both of them with the same sensor and both of them with a digit eight processor.

Liam: 20:02 So that would be really cool. Now I wanna switch gears for this section to the actual full specifications as announced by cannon. And it says here, the Eos m six mark two is a stylish, compact and lightweight mirrorless camera that doesn’t compromise on speed or quality, whether you’re shooting stills or movies. The Eos m six mark two features the option to add on an electronic view finder so that you can shoot the way that feels most comfortable to you. Enjoy a high image quality with the cameras. 32.5 megapixel APSC sensor. Ensure you never missed the shot when the maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 14 frames per second at a maximum raw burst mode of approximately 30 frames per second. So it looks like the rumors from the video that was leaked a couple of days ago are true. The image sensor type is the PSC see moss 32.5 megapixels total pixels approximately 25.8, but I think that might be a typo cause usually total pixels in the higher number a image quality, you have l m s one s two ra and c Ra.

Liam: 21:11 The censor cleaning is the EOS integrated cleaning system. The color filter type is primary color image processor digit eight. Lens Mount is the f Dash m e F and efs compatible via mount adapter, the a f two eos m mount adapter. Um, so you would be able to use your other lenses on a disc well, um, with a native adapter from Canon that would, uh, ensure that you could use those other types of lenses without having any compatibility or performance issues. Okay. So the focusing type is dual pixel cmos as system maximum focusing area approximate relative to capture image horizontal 88% vertical 100% and uh, let’s see here. The maximum are, I’m sorry, the number of focusing area available for automatic selection, face tracking, AAF Max 143 point okay. Selectable positions for AAF point Max 54805000400 81 zones max number of ar points. Same with number of AAF area available Max of 143 focusing brightness range ab minus eight to our mat minus five to 18.

Liam: 22:25 Uh, AAF modes, one shot, AAF Servo af touch and drag. AFI Detection, AAF, one shot and Servo face and tracking a f lock lock when shutter button is pressed halfway with or via the a lock button. A ethicist beam via led assist beam and with F and efs lenses, select via auto focus manual focus switch on the [inaudible] with manual focus on the EFM lenses. Select the via dedicated manual focus button. Other customizable buttons you can toggle AAF and MF modes. Manual focus, peaking, available, available level high, low color, red, yellow and blue. Pretty much the same thing that’s in the eos are in RP for the manual focus peaking, which does come in extremely handy, especially if you have manual only lenses that you shoot with like I do for my real estate photography. I use the amazing Rogan on our f 14 millimeter f 2.8 Lens, which is a great lens for real estate photography because it allows me to get nice wide shots.

Liam: 23:34 And the fact that the EOCR has both the focus guides and the focus peaking, um, I can’t use the focus guides cause they only work with lenses that have electronics inside them. And of course my roping out, there’s not, but the focus peaking works perfectly fine and allows me to get amazing shots without worrying about being out of focus. Now for exposure control metering modes, 384 zoned 24 by 16 metering with image sensor center weighted average metering supported l valuate of metering supported still images. E V minus two, two 20 a metering range for movie is Eby zero to 20 a Alok stills auto manual and movie mode. Manual exposure compensation plus or minus three Eby in one third stop increments or half stopping commits AEB plus or minus three Evie and one third stop increments or half stop increments. And for stills you have creative zone.

Liam: 24:34 Um, ISO is automatic. Uh, you have auto ISO and you have range of ISO 100 to 25,600 manually sat 100 to 25,600 high equivalent to ISO 51,200 basic zone ISO auto various by shooting mode. ISO sensitivity for movies, shooting with auto exposure. ISO Auto 102 12,800 expanded in creative zone shooting with manual exposure. ISO Auto 100 to 12,800 manually set ISO 100 to 12,800 shutter type electronically controlled fogo place shutter, uh, with 32 one four thousands of a second one third stop increments. Bald total shutter speed range available range varies by shooting mode. White balance type, auto white balance with the image sensor. You have auto white balance, daylight shade, cloudy Tungsten Light, white fluorescent, light flash, custom color temperature, white balance compensation settings, one blue amber plus your mind minus nine levels, Magenta, green plus or minus nine levels. Custom white mode. A white balance is possible, however, not available for monochrome creative filter or bra burst mode images.

Liam: 25:52 A viewfinder type is an optional electronic viewfinder EVF dash DC one or EVF dash DC two when the EVF Dash d c to customizable and toggle via info button. Uh, one is live view image with exposure info. Two is live view image. Basic Info three is live view image with full information. And I’m not going to go into absolutely all of the specs for this camera because there’s a lot more here and I don’t want to bore my listeners to death. Uh, again, I’ll include the links to this article from cannon rumors.com so that you can browse through the entire list of specifications for the Eos m six mark two and then you can decide if this is the camera for you. Now, like I said, both of these camera announcements are pretty exciting. Um, in my opinion, either one of these APSC bodies would be fantastic for hobbyists or amateur sports shooters.

Liam: 26:49 You’ve got the Eos 90 d of course, which is what’s known as a prosumer camera. It’s in between their pro level cameras and there consumer level cameras and kind of gives you the best of the both of both worlds with the capabilities that they brought into it from the ATD as well as the capabilities they brought into it from the 70 mark two you got 10 frames a second, you got 32.5 megapixel sensor with the digit eight processor and you have all of those same hardware specifications on the Eos m six mark two. However, the mark two is capable of 14 frames a second and raw [inaudible] to 30 frames a second. So if you’re looking to really have your, the most frames per second and the Eos m six mark two might be your better bet. Now there’s no mention in these, uh, official SPEC release articles on the pricing for these camera bodies.

Liam: 27:43 I’m sure Canon will be announcing that sometime soon. Now that they have are released the official specifications, um, usually they’ll do an official, uh, live announcement or video announcement or whatever you wanna call it. Um, and let you know when you’ll be able to preorder these cameras and what the cost will be. But in my opinion, my humble opinion, either one of these cameras will be fantastic for shooting sports. If you’re a somebody who likes to shoot sports and wildlife, but you don’t have the deep enough pockets to buy, you know, something like a one dx mark too. Um, this, these would definitely be a better option and definitely a lot more cost effective, less, uh, less harmful to your piggy bank, so to speak. And I honestly believe any one, I’m just going to either one. I’m just going to do a fantastic job.

Liam: 28:29 The spectrum, amazing. Uh, between the two cameras. Uh, most of the major specs are 100% identical, so you’re going to get the same level of Boston performance with either camera. But as I mentioned earlier, um, me personally, if I was trying to decide between these two, I would probably go with the [inaudible] mark two just because you get the extra four frames, a second standard and rob burst, you get up to 30 frames a second, which is three times with the Eos. A 90 d is capable of, but that’s something you’re going to have to decide for yourself. Now the other advantage of the Eos m six mark two is it’s going to be a considerably lighter camera than the 90 d because the 90 d is of course still a DSLR. So it’s got to mirror the pen of prison, all that extra stuff that the m six mark two does not, which will allow the m six mark to, uh, to be considerably lighter and smaller.

Liam: 29:20 Now the one thing I didn’t see mentioned here, and I honestly don’t know because I’m not an expert on Canon’s a m series. Uh, Merrill-Lynch crop bodies is whether or not they offer or they will offer a battery grip for the Eos m six mark two. Uh, I’m assuming they might, but I could be wrong because like I said, I’m not an expert on cannons HPSC Marilyn bodies. Uh, but if you could get a battery group for that, yes, it’s going to add a little bit of weight to the camera, but I guarantee you it’s still be a much lighter package even with a battery grip than the 90 d would be probably with or without the battery grip just because of the difference in weight between mirrorless and full frame. And the fact that the m series cameras tend to be fairly small to begin with.

Liam: 30:04 Uh, something similar in size to the the SL line or maybe they’re a little bit smaller than the Sli and I’m referring to the sl one, two and threes, uh, which are fantastic APC bodies for people to have smaller hands. They’re great for those, those kinds of people to do their photography and, and have a camera that’s more comfortable. All right, I am going to go ahead and wrap up this episode. You have been listening to episode 33 of the lamb photography podcast. I’m back again from vacation last week. I want to thank all of my listeners once again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to the show, which does now include radio.com. Want to thank the folks@radio.com for indexing the show on their platform. We really appreciate it. Be sure to swing by the Liam photography podcast Facebook group.

Liam: 30:57 You can join the Facebook group. It is a private group, uh, to join. You just have to answer one security question and that is what is the name of the host of the show, which is myself. You can put either Liam or Liam Douglas, either one will get you into the Facebook group. You are allowed to post five images every 24 hours, uh, to the Facebook group. Please make sure they are your own images. Do not share other photographers images. Do not steal other photographers images and posting them to the group or you will be blacklisted. A, we only want you to post your own stuff in there. If you would like a creative critique on, uh, creative criticism on your images, just put cc please. In the post, and as I mentioned in earlier episodes, you can either upload one photo every few hours or you can put all five of them in at once and let Facebook create a soul slideshow thing for you. Either one is perfectly fine, but again, please do not post other people’s work, only your own original work. All right, I want to thank you again for listening and I will see you again next week in episode 34

Episode 32: Canon EOS 90D and EOS M62 Announcements & More….

In this episode, more on the Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 II announcements, Tamron talks about EOS R and EOS RP lens compatibility and Nikon releases their 1st Quarter FY2020 numbers.

EOS 90D and EOS M62 Announcements
https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-90d-and-canon-eos-m6-mark-ii-announcements-coming-at-the-end-of-august/

Tamron issues announcements on EOS R and EOS RP Lens compatibility.
https://www.canonrumors.com/tamron-issues-notice-about-canon-eos-r-and-eos-rp-compatibility/

Nikon 1st Quarter FY2020 Numbers
https://nikonrumors.com/2019/08/06/nikons-1st-quarter-fy2020-financial-results-are-out.aspx/

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam: 00:00 Gannon’s announcement and the Eos 90 d and Eos m six mark two are expected by the end of August of this year. Tamarin Issues Notice About Canon Eos r and ROP compatibility and Nikon announced as their first quarter FYI 2020 financials. All of this on episode 32 of the Liam photography podcast

Liam: 00:40 you’re listening to the land photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 32 I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else that you might be listening to the show and also be sure to check out the Facebook group that’ll be mentioned at the tail end of the show. Onto our first bit of news this week, [inaudible] is expected to make their official announcements on the Ios 90 d and the Eos [inaudible] mark to mirrorless HPSC bodies at the end of August of this year. It’s been recorded for quite some time that the Canada 90 d and Eos and six mark two would be now on or around August 28th, 2019 and we have further confirmation and these report. This is the full list of products being announced at the end of August, including the official announcements for the two RF Mt. Lenses, the Canon Eos 90 de body with 18 to 55 millimeter kit lands or 18 to one 35 millimeter Kit Lens at Canon Eos [inaudible] mark two will come and black and silver.

Liam: 01:50 You can get the body only or the body with 18 to 45 millimeter kit or the body with the 18 to 150 millimeter kit and the EVF get will also be available. Also announced at the end of August. We’ll be the Canon RF 24 to 70 f 2.8 L I s USM Lens and the Canon RF 15 to 35 millimeter f 2.8 L I s USM Lens Lens Hood eew. 88 e and EDW 88 f will also be released. Uh, uh, now so the announcement will be made at the end of August of 2019 that Canon Cinema Eos see 500 mark two will likely be announced the following week. Rumored specifications for the Canon Eos and six mark. Two are out there though we’ve been unable to confirm them. It’s also been reported that some interesting suggested specifications for the Canon Eos 90 Day, but again, these are as of yet unconfirmed. Now if you remember, I was telling you a on some of the earlier episodes of this podcast that the current rumor was that a Canon Eos 90 d was going to be a crop body camera that was going to be a combination of the ATD and the 70 mark too.

Liam: 03:19 It was going to have a combination of those two body specs, but probably some upgrades as well. Now the reason for this is Canon has announced that they are not going to do a mark three version of the 70 mark two which is an extremely popular sports adi or APS PSC shooters. A lot of times hobbyist. We’ll buy that to use as a sports body, and my buddy Jeff Harmon from the master photography podcast shoots with the 70 mark to and absolutely loves it. Now the 70 mark two is a great body. It can do 10 frames, a second continuous shooting. So it’s fantastic for capturing things like high school sports, whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, uh, to be honest at 10 frames a second, you can even use it for shooting something like NASCAR or indycar racing because 10 frames a second would be more than enough to accomplish that task.

Liam: 04:13 Now, as I mentioned a moment ago, candidate already announced that they were no longer going to continue this 70 line and the rumors had been circulating that cannon did not want to snub. There are sports shooters that are shooting aps bodies, so they have rumors started swirling that Canon was going to do a combination of the add and the 70 mark two and that that new body would be called the Eos 90 d. So it looks like we’re getting quite a bit closer to final confirmation on that. We only have a couple of more weeks to go, uh, before the official announcement later on this month. And then we’ll have a lot more details and we’ll have more concrete specifications for this new body. Now the EOS and six mark. Two I mentioned that, uh, in a previous episode recently of this show, I think it was a couple of weeks ago, uh, as cannon was, uh, expected to announce both in eos m five, mark two and an m six mark two.

Liam: 05:12 And for those of you that don’t remember from the previous episode, both of those bodies are aps mirrorless cameras that use the eos m mantle lenses. Now, whether or not there’s any possibility down the road that Canon or a third party might offer some sort of adaptor to adapt other lenses to the Eos. And I highly doubt they would do it for the RF lenses because the considerable difference in size of the blade, uh, the ban at mount on the, uh, RF lenses and the shorter flange distance, I don’t see it happening. It may be a possibility, but I definitely would not hold my breath on that particular possibility. Now the next item I wanted to talk to you in the, or talk about in this episode as Tameron Issues, notice about Canon Eos r and r p Lens compatibility. And I would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of the following, Tamarind, d I and D I two lenses. Now remember the Dei lenses are the tamarind lenses that are compatible with full frame and crop bodies. Both the d I two lenses are the lenses that are made for a PSC Canon bodies only. So please do not try to use those lens on lenses on a full frame body as you can cause damage to your mirror and shutter assembly. So plan to be released,

Liam: 06:42 from our release dates will be our affirmer release dates will be announced once they are decided. The S P 15 to 30 millimeter f 2.8 d IBC, u s D for Canon s p sem needed 200 f 2.8 D I B c u s d a s p 70 to 300 f four to 5.6 Dib c u s d the s p 70 to 300 f four to 5.6 D I v C u s. D. Actually that one’s listed twice but they are showing two different models. The a zero zero five and the a zero three zero now there is also expected announcements for the s p 90 f 2.8 D I B c u s d macro Lens, also known as model f zero zero four for the cannon map compatibility as they are the p 24 to 70 f 2.8 D I B c u s d mile a zero zero seven

Liam: 07:43 we’re in. We’re already available updating to the latest version confirms compatibility. If you update the firmware on these following lenses, they will be 100% compatible with the eos are in our p bodies. The 10 to 24 f 3.5 to 4.5 d I to be c h l d. Now remember being that is a crop body Lens. You will have to use the Eos r two r e f to our adapter. With that Lens you have the SP 15 to 30 millimeter f 2.8 D I v C u s d. G. To model a zero 41 you have the 17 to 35 millimeter f 2.824 d I o s d model a zero three seven 18 to 403.5 to 6.3 d I to v C h. L. D model B zero to eight we also have the SB 24 to 70 f 2.8 D I B c u s d g to model a zero 32 e s p 35 f 1.8 d I B.

Liam: 08:55 C u s D model f zero one two the s p 45 f 1.8 d IABC USD model f 13 or zero one three the s p 70 to 200 f 2.8 d IBC USD g to model a a zero to five the 70 to 210 millimeter f four d IABC USD model a zero 30 for the SP 85 millimeter f 1.8 d IABC USD model f zero one six the SP 90 f 2.8 dei macro one to one VC USD model as zero 17 we also have the 100 to 400 millimeter f 4.5 to 6.3 TIBC USD model a zero 35 we have the SB one 50 to 600 f five to six dot. Three d IABC USD g to model a zero 22 as well as the sp one 50 to 600 at five to 6.3 d IABC USD model a zero one one all of these lenses will be fully compatible with the Ios r n r.

Liam: 10:14 P. Once you update the lenses to the latest firmware, operational Olien manual focus, no plan for new firmware, the sp a half 28 to 75 f 2.8 x r d I l. D. A spherical iff macro model a zero nine and other than that in manual focus mode, this lens will not be supported. There are no plans for a future for more update that would make that lens fully compatible with auto-focus. All Canon Mount Models released after May, 2019 are compatible in the Ios are and RP. Also note firmware updates can be performed using Tamryn’s tap in console sold separately or by visiting your local Tamron service center. So it’s a great maybe just for folks out there that like to buy and use tamarind lenses where their eos are in our bay. Now tamarind does make some fantastic glass. I try not to poopoo any companies or manufacturers and to be honest, when it comes to third party lenses for cannon, I’ve in the past had much better luck our usability and compatibility with tamarind lenses.

Liam: 11:32 Then with some of the sigma lenses, Sigma has gotten better in the last few years and their art lenses are phenomenal. But tamarind, I have never had an issue with any of their canon mount lenses from day one. Uh, from the time I’ve been sharing all the years I’ve been shooting Canon, and I’ve used some tamarind lenses here and there, I don’t currently have any tamarind lenses and I only have one sigma, which is my 12 to 24 art lens. But I have used enough tamarind lenses in the past to report that I have never personally run across any compatibility issues. Now, granted, I am talking back before the Eos r and RP were released. So I’m fairly confident that Tamarind didn’t run into any major issues with any of their canon lenses, uh, con being paired up with cannons DSLR bodies, whether they were full frame or a PSC crop bodies.

Liam: 12:27 All right. Now in getting to the third bit of news I wanted to touch on this week, and I apologize folks, this is gonna be a little bit of a shorter episode. I’ve been on the road a lot lately. Uh, doing my fulltime real estate photography work and my companies currently got me traveling out of state. And then I am also, uh, making a trip to Pennsylvania to visit with family and friends up there. But the last item I wanted to touch on this week is Nikon. Nikon has released their first quarter of FYI 2020 financial results and the imaging products business despite steady sales for full frame mirrorless cameras and they’re interchangeable lenses. Unit sales of both the digital camera interchangeable Lens type and the Compact digital cameras spell admits the shrinking market. In addition, the initial costs for the interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras also led to the decline in revenue and profits regarding the business environment for the fiscal year ending March 31 2020 in the imaging products business, both the digital camera interchangeable Lens type market and the Compact digital camera market.

Liam: 13:35 Our forecast to continue to shrink unit sales of the high end full frame camera or a camera increased mainly in Europe and us thanks to growth in sales of ml camera, however revenue dropped and uh, impacted sharply and largely by reduced sales of entry. And Mid DSLR cameras and Asia, including China. In addition to the sales impact above the initial development costs for new ml camera lenses, suppressed the profits camera market, the camera market continues to shrink. Sales volume reduction is expected in each category, although efforts will be continuously made to expand the sales of an l cameras and z Mt. Lenses. Declining revenue entry to mid-level DSLR and compact DSC is expected to suppress the overall revenue investment for the ML lineup. Expansion increases compared to the previous years. So what it looks like basically folks is everybody’s feeling the pinch of an ever shrinking camera market and it’s not just knock on and I’m not picking on them in any way.

Liam: 14:45 So I don’t want it the Nikon fans to start, start sending me hate mail about this. Janet has reported the same thing. Nikon is reporting at Sony’s reporting it. Fuji is reporting. It’s happening to everybody. I mean, let’s be realistic. The camera market as far as sales is shrinking and has been for a number of years now. Now, some of that is in part due to the sophistication and and, and, uh, uh, capabilities of smart phone cameras. And some of it just has to do with the fact that it’s just playing an ever shrinking market where fewer and fewer people are buying, uh, interchangeable lens camera systems, whether they’re DSLRs or mirrorless. Now, is this mean that Nikon’s going the way of the dinosaur? Absolutely not. All of these big camera manufacturers had been predicting that the markets were going to continue to shrink as we moved forward over the next few years.

Liam: 15:42 And we’re seeing with their financial announcements each quarter of the year, whether it’s this year or in 2018, 2017, there’s been a steady decline in camera sales and profitability and revenue from interchangeable lens camera sales, and whether it’s mirrorless or DSLR. So it’s going to continue. It’s a, it’s an ongoing trend. So it’s always gonna be going forward, a continually shrinking pie and you have more and more competition for said shrinking pie. It’s got to be interesting to see how things wash out over time. But I seriously doubt we’re going to see Nikon going the way of the dinosaur. I just don’t believe it’s gonna happen and I don’t think it’s going to happen with any of the major cam camera manufacturers anytime soon. Now, although Canon and Nikon were a bit tardy to the party entering the mirrorless full frame market as everybody I’m sure is aware of by now.

Liam: 16:39 I’ve talked about it in previous episodes as have other shows, uh, whether they’re podcasts or youtube channels as just the nature of the beast. And Canon and Nikon did a great job even though they were, like I said, they were tardy to the party. They did do a decent job with their first mirrorless full frame body offerings where they able to release their first body and have it be on par technology. And capability wise was Sony who’s been doing the mirrorless full frame camera body, uh, platform for about five going on six years now. No, of course not. They couldn’t come right out of the gate and you know, punch Sony Square in the face with their first offerings, but they did a good job. The Z six and z seven are both excellent cameras. So as the Ios are an RP, I absolutely love my ios are.

Liam: 17:31 Um, the one thing, and I’d mentioned it in earlier episodes as well, that I think cannon did better than Nikon, was the fact that cannon came out with high end glass right out of the gate and they also released the use ar with, I detect auto-focus right out of the gate. Even though it had limited functionality, at least it was there. Now icon does have it, but it took them considerably longer to release a firmware update that contained that new feature that pretty much all photographers are clamoring for these days, especially if you’re a portrait shooter and it’s just because it makes your life so much easier. And when the camera can get a lock on a subject’s eye for a portrait a without too, you really happened to do any thinking about it, it leads to better portraits. I can begin in the number of times I’ve seen portraits that would have been fantastic.

Liam: 18:21 And they were primarily ruined because the focus was a little soft because they missed hitting the eye. They ended up hitting the nose instead or the forehead or something else. And it ended up leaving the portrait fairly soft and relatively on usable. So having the eye detect auto focus is fantastic. Now Sony of course, has expanded. There’s considerably, uh, there I detect auto focus for portraits with humans was already really great and they made it even better. Right now, Sony has also, uh, expanded the playing field with their eye detect, autofocus being also compatible with animal eyes. And it may sound silly, but hey, there are people out there that make a really good living doing a portrait for a pet portrait photography. So don’t knock it until you try it folks. A, there’s always a way to make a dollar and a in the camera and photography world.

Liam: 19:15 And, uh, you know, some people think of a niche market and excel there and make lots of money and other people don’t because it never occurred to them. Um, it is a very niche market, but there are people out there making a living doing pet portrait photography. So, hey, if Sony wants to cater to those, uh, niche shooters by offering animal, I detect autofocus. I say, Hey, more power to them as great. And all this competition just means it’s gonna make the market better and better for all of us consumers. And anytime there’s more competition between companies, that’s always maximum benefit, maximum lay beneficial for us as photographers. All right, I’m going to go ahead and wrap up this week’s episode. As I said earlier in the show, I apologize. It’s a little bit shorter than normal. I usually like to make them at least around 30 minutes a this one’s a little over 20.

Liam: 20:16 Uh, like I said, I’m, I’m on the road a lot this week. I’m doing a lot of traveling and uh, I don’t have as much time for the Sh, uh, recording these episodes this week. I’m trying to do my best, so I apologize. But I am a one man operation. Now I did want to remind my listeners to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. You can find us on Facebook and click the button to request to join. You do have to answer a question in order to join the Facebook group and that question is who is the host of the show? You can put myself, Liam or Liam Douglas. Either one will do the trick and get you into the group. Once you are in the group, you are perfectly free to upload five of your own images every 24 hours. You can do them one at a time, every few hours or you can do them all at once and that Facebook creator, cutesy wootsy little slideshow thing for you.

Liam: 21:08 Either one is perfectly fine. All I ask is that you don’t share other photographers work. I don’t care if you have their permission, do not share the work of other photographers in the group that will get you banned and blacklisted and it’s just common decency. You know, we love having photographers in the group. We love having photography enthusiastic in the group and fans of photography and photographic art. In the group. So please just be respectful of other photographers only post your own original work to the group. That’s all asked now. And of course we have the security question to try to minimize the spammers and bots and all that stuff, which you know, everybody knows those things do nothing more than ruin a Facebook groups that could otherwise be fantastic. Now, I did also want to remind all of my listeners that you can call and leave a voicemail or you can send a text to the show at area code (470) 294-8191 you can call, like I said, and leave a voice mail or a text message.

Liam: 22:12 If you have a subject you’d like me to talk about on an upcoming episode of the show, or if you have a question related to photography, a photographic techniques, a, you want me to talk about a particular camera body or a lens or a possible lens or body review, whatever the case may be. Maybe you want some, uh, information on lighting assessory ways or studio gear of some Chi, whether it’s a backdrop system, uh, continuous lighting system, strobes, a speed lights, doesn’t matter. Feel free to call and leave a voicemail or text the show at (470) 294-8191 all right, I want to thank all of my listeners against per subscribing rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to the show, which also includes radio.com as a three weeks ago. So we want to thank the folks@radio.com for including our show and their podcast library, and I will see you all next week in episode 33

Episode 31: More Canon Rumors and More Info on Luminar 4, Lensbaby Enters RF Market

In this episode new Canon rumors and more on Luminar 4. Lensbaby enters RF mount market.

More on new Canon RF L Glass

Three of the four new RF lenses are still scheduled for release in 2019

Canon 35mm F/1.2 L USM?

Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM coming in 2020 [CR1]

Canon to Regain MP Crown

Canon will reclaim their full-frame megapixel crown [CR1]

Lensbaby Enters RF Market!

Lensbaby brings their lenses over to the Canon RF mount

Luminar 4’s AI Powered Sky Replacement

Sky’s the limit: Luminar 4 introduces the first automatic Sky Replacement technology

Transcription by www.temi.com, there may be grammatical errors.

Liam 00:00 Three of the four new RF lenses are still scheduled for Ludy release in 2019 cannon RF 35 millimeter 1.2 l coming in 2020 lumen are for introduces the first automatic sky replacement technology. Canon will reclaim the full frame mega pixel crown and the lens baby brings their lenses over to the Canon RF mount. All of this on episode 31 or the Liam photography podcast

Liam 00:46 You’re listening to the later photography podcast. I’m your host Liam Douglas and this is episode 31 so in this week’s news from Canon rumors.com three of the four were a new RF. Lenses are still scheduled for release in 2019 team. Earlier this year, Canon announced six new RF MT lenses to a lot of fanfare. Unfortunately, we’ve only seen the RF 85 millimeter f 1.2 l u s m of those six to come to market the RF 24 to two 40 f four to 6.3 I s USM is scheduled to be released in September of 2019 but we have been told that three of the remaining four lenses will definitely come and 2019 the RF 15 to 35 millimeter f 2.8 l the RF 24 to 70 f 2.8 l are both scheduled to arrive in October. So don’t be surprised to see an official announcement in late August or early September and the RF 70 to 200F 2.8 l won’t be coming out until December of this year according to the latest information, but it will be coming to market before the end of 2019 this leaves only the RF 85 millimeter 1.2 l d s USM as the unknown in the group.

Liam 02:12 We haven’t heard anything about when we may see the defocus smoothing RF 85 millimeter lens or when it’s going to possibly hit the market. So this is great news for anybody that’s a Canon Maryland shooter like myself. Uh, I’ve said before in other episodes of the show that I’m strictly a Canon shooter with the exception of my a DJI Phantom three professional drone, my uh, GoPro cameras and my Lightro Il Lems that I like to play with from time to time. I’m pretty much a can and shooter and I do have the new ios are, which I love. It is a great camera and I use it daily for my full time real estate work. So these new f 2.8 lenses coming out before the end of 19 would definitely be an awesome thing. Now I’ve said in earlier episodes, I’m going to reserve judgment on it yet, and I’m not talking about quality or anything like that.

Liam 03:08 I know that they’re going to be amazing lenses because Canon frankly make some of the best glass in the world and they always have. The reason why I’m going to remain a little bit skeptical though is the pricing. I want to see what the pricing is going to be for these new lenses. And the reason why, as I mentioned in earlier episodes, to be honest, the RF 50 millimeter, 1.2 l is ridiculously overpriced at $1,000 more than it’s EFT cousin. And the same with the 28 to 70 f two in around a thousand or maybe it’s $1,300 more that more expensive than the 24 to 70 with 2.8 l so I know, I still don’t understand the reasoning behind it because like I’ve mentioned in earlier episodes, what’s the uh, non El 35 millimeter RF, m I s s TM Lens, which is an f two sells for the same price or I’m sorry, it’s an f 1.8 a sells for the same price as the f 35 millimeter f two and the 24 to one oh five in both the RF and the f versions sell for the exact same price.

Liam 04:24 So I still can’t wrap my head around why the 50 millimeter l and the 28 to 70 l are ridiculously overpriced when compared to their eff cousins. Now I understand there isn’t a 28 to 70 f two l n e f mount, but it’s the, you might as well say it’s the cousin to the 24 to 70 FTP 0.8 antelope and that’s what I used when I did the price comparison. So it’s going to be interesting to see if Canon decides to price these three new 2.8 lenses the same as [inaudible] ef cousins or if they’re going to go ridiculously more expensive like they did with the 50 millimeter in the 28 to 70 only time will tell. So all I can do at this point is sit back and wait and see when the official naps and that’s come out and see what kind of price point that they’re going to be hitting market at.

Liam 05:20 Now the second item, a little bit of tidbit, a noose from Canon rumors.com is that cannon could be building an f one point to set of prime lenses for the RF map. So far we have the stellar duo of the RF 51.2 l and the RF 85 1.2 l the non s version and according to the latest information they received more f 1.2 el prime lenses are coming. First up will be an RF 35 millimeter f 1.2 l USM that they’re being told to scheduled for release in 2020. Though on announcement date is a not known at this time and Canon rumors same sources also claiming that an RF 24 millimeter f 1.2 l USM is also possible but it isn’t currently on the product product roadmap for 2020. So again, it will be interesting to see if both of these other, uh, 1.2 l lenses do come to market and again what their price point is going to be if they’re going to be relatively along the same pricing as their ETF cousins or if they’re going to be considerably more expensive.

Liam 06:29 And I have a feeling that the pricing is going to be a lot of whether or not people decide to bite the bullet and buy these new lenses. All right. The third item I wanted to talk about on this week’s episode is Canon reclaiming their full frame megapixel crap. So after Sony announced the a seven r four, which I talked about in last week’s episode, Canon launched its full frame sensor megapixel count crown. The new Sony comes in at 61 megapixels include a clip saying the Canon Eos five d s in five d s r duo, which have a 50.6 megapixel full frame sensor up until Sony’s announcement. Of course, both those cameras by Canon word, the largest megapixel sensors and a full frame camera on the market. It has been rumored in the past that can and will eclipse 70 megapixels where they’re eos five d s replacement and that it will come to the Eos, our system and not the Ios DSLR side.

Liam 07:37 So that means no DSLR replacement for the eos five d s and five DSR, which I’ve mentioned in previous episodes. I had a feeling that Canon was not going to do a mark to have those two cameras because they were going to make their next high megapixel beast in the mirrorless side. We were told recently that Canon will indeed return to the top of the megapixel cal for full frame sensors with the release of the Eos are as, and again, they’re guessing on the name just as I am, but I’m predicting that that’s probably going to be what they’re going to call this model. There have been two sensors tested in the new ios our body and it’s possible that the camera may come with a sensor over 80 megapixels and as I’ve said in previous episodes, cannon has been working on and testing a 100 megapixel sensor for some time now, but we’ll have to wait and see whether or not that’s going to come to fruition.

Liam 08:33 The source noted that Canon is about to release brand new advancements in sensor technology and has quote unquote caught up to Sony. What this means is unknown at this time. The source did say however it can and will be getting into the SPEC wars, which of course will be music to the Internet’s ears as well as any photographers out there that are in the Canon camp like myself. Now again, like I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, I was fairly confident when Canon announced the Eos are at the tail end of 2018 that one of the next bodies they would do. I didn’t suspect anything about the RP. I did not see that calming and it was really cool that Canon did do it for, for people that want to get into full frame mirrorless for, you know, as little money as possible. You know, if they have a limited budget.

Liam 09:25 So on students and stuff like that. Then coming out with the RP was a great thing. I did not see that one common, but if you remember on this show when you can and announce the eos are late last year, I predicted that one of their future models was definitely going to be a replacement for the five d s n five D Sr. And as I’ve mentioned in previous episodes, I do have the five DSR currently. Love that camera, the 50.6 megapixel sensor in that makes amazing images. It has great dynamic range. It makes beautiful landscapes, it makes beautiful, pretty much everything. Uh, and it’s a fantastic camera. And I was predicting, uh, in the beginning of this show from the very first episode that Canon was going to not release a mark two of the five d s and five GSR and would instead move their high megapixel platform to the mirrorless full frame side.

Liam 10:25 And it looks like that is definitely the route that they will be going. Now, to me that makes a lot of sense. It’s their latest technology. It’s their latest platform. They want to be shooting for the future going forward. And that’s the smartest way to do it is to come out with their high megapixel sensor in a version of the eos are body. So I’m definitely excited about that. That’s something that’ll definitely get, uh, my, uh, glands salivating to see the announcement on that and whether or not it’s going to get released in early to mid 2020, uh, I’m thinking it’s probable that it’s going to be released in early, the earlier part of 2020. Um, just because I think Gannon’s going to lie, you know, they’re gonna want to keep firing on all cylinders to really

Liam 11:15 working hard to catch up too. And overtake Sony. What’d you core? Sony has been in the full frame mirrorless market for about five years now. They’ve got a hell of a headstart, but with the amount of money that Canon has at its disposal for research and development, I have directed before on previous episodes that it wasn’t going to take Ken and more than 18 to 24 months tops from the time they got into the mirror was full frame world

Liam 11:44 over are overtaking, I should say Sony in the Maryland small frame market, so we’ll have to wait and see, but I have a feeling that’s where things are going to and if that is the way things are going to go, it’s a wonderful thing for everybody that shooting Canon, myself and anybody else out there and it’s just going to make the mark. It’s gonna make the market better for everybody because you’re going to have more competition. You know, you’re not going to have just one company totally dominating and a full frame, mirrorless world. You’re going to have more competition because so our Canon and Nikon are going to ramp up the pressure on Sony Canon more so probably the Nikon and I only say that because of the fact that Canon has more money for research and development than Nikon does because Canon’s more, they’re more widely divested in their portfolio of products and services and technology, so they have a lot more money to spend on research and development like Sony does.

Liam 12:44 All right. The next item I wanted to talk about on this week’s episode is Lens Baby. Now, if you’re not familiar with lens baby, and you may or may not be, Lens baby is a company that makes unique third or a third party lens manufacturer and they make unique lenses and what’s unique about them is they’re kind of a cross between a tilt shift lens and a manual soft Focus Lens and there they can make some really cool images. They’ve been around for quite a few years now. Well, Lens baby has officially announced that they are breaking their lenses over to the cannon RF mouth. Now they are the second company to do that. As you may remember from earlier episode, I mentioned that Sam Yang, a also known as [inaudible], uh, was going to be releasing some RF lenses and they have, they’ve released their RF 14 millimeter f 2.8 which I own in is a fantastic lens.

Liam 13:44 I use that as my primary lens for real estate photography because I can get nice wide shots with the properties and the rooms inside which make my clients happy. And they also have their 85 millimeter 1.4 portrait lens and an RF. Now, well now lens babies getting in on the RF mount action. And it’s fairly easy for these companies because all they have to do is replicate the new RF bay a net now because their lenses are manual only lenses, they don’t have to worry about, you know, reverse engineering, uh, Canon’s technology and their new autofocus, you know, platform and all that stuff on the ios are and RP, since all they have to worry about is matching their lenses up of the, the new bayonet mount to make them RF ready. It’s not surprising to see lens baby jumping into the RF market shortly after Sam Yang slash broken on did with some of their lenses.

Liam 14:45 So Lens baby has brought their lenses over the RF mount and they’re also announcing that their lenses now available with Nikon z. Now the following lenses will be available in both Maryland’s full frame mounts that compose your pro to the sole 22 millimeter, the sole 45 millimeter, which I have that one. That’s a great lens, but mine’s an ETF. Mount the velvet 56 millimeter and velvet 85 millimeter and there trio 28 millimeter. Now you can already order these lenses from Canon rumors dot coms affiliate partner Adorama and I will put a link to this article in the show notes so that you can check it out for yourself. Now, I did do a search before I recorded this show. And these lenses are not showing up on Amazon yet, so I don’t know if it’s a preorder only, um, or if maybe Adorama has some sort of deal struck with lens baby where they get to offer them first for a few weeks or a month before they’ll be available in other marketplaces.

Liam 15:49 We’ll have to wait and see. But it is exciting and like I mentioned a little bit ago, the Lens, maybe lenses are really cool. You can do some cool effects with them. Uh, but basically they’re the kind of Lens that you can adjust your aperture and depending on the model of the Lens, Baby Lens, sometimes it’s a, a disc that goes into the front side of the lens that’s held in place by magnets. And, uh, they come with different size disks are well discs with different size holes in the center. And that’s how you get your various apertures from f two all the way up to f eight or whatever the case may be. Um, and some of their lenses actually have, uh, a mechanical set of aperture blades where you can just turn a dial on the lens barrel and you can adjust the aperture that way.

Liam 16:39 And then primarily what you use these lenses for is you grab the sides of the Lens and you pull back and squeeze to the laughter, right? And you can create a cool tilt shift effect that can create soft focus. It creates emphasis on a small area of your image, a small portion of your image area. Um, it makes everything else blurred out in soft and creamy. So you can do a lot of cool and creative stuff with them. Uh, one of the members of my old photography club when I was living on the west side of Atlanta, the East Atlanta Photo Club, uh, her name is Pauline pudge. She loves the Lens Baby. She uses them all the time and she even has some of her images on lends baby.com website. So you can go over there and check out her work and see some of the other cool things that you can do with these interesting manual lenses that can give you some really cool images and cool image effects.

Liam 17:37 So I recommend you head over to Lynn’s baby.com and check it out if you’re not familiar with their lenses. Now the next item I wanted to talk about in this episode is Luminor for Luminar is a hugely popular photo editing software made by a company called Skylon and Skylon will be releasing version four of their software in the fall of 2019 preorders for the new version have gone live already. There are two ways to preorder lumen are for, as I mentioned in last week’s episode, or maybe it was a week before a lumen. Our four plus signature looks bundle for $59 the regular price would be 138 or you can get a or four plus signature looks plus the lumen. Our three bundle for $99 the regular price on that package would be 208 so substantial savings. Now per our press release, utilizing the proprietary technology based on machine learning, Luminar for r four will be the first photo editor to have a fully automated Skye replacement tool to save artists hours of editing from their headquarters in Bellevue, Washington skylon announced the upcoming release of Lumen are for that ships.

Liam 18:52 This ball continues to push innovation forward with machine learning tools. In addition to the new AI Skye replacement tool, alumina, our users can expect to see more machine learning present in Luminato for whether it’s easy to use interface and sensible workflows. Luminar four is a great choice for creatives looking to move their photography forward and away from using Adobe software. We lumen our four. We continue to empower everyone who loves photography to make incredible images faster and easier. Said Alex set co CEO of Skylon. No one needs a simply a no one needs simply another photo editor these days. That’s why with every lumen our update, we bring photographers something truly meaningful, something that’ll really level up their creative skills and lumen. Our 2018 skylon introduced the AI sky enhancer filter, helping you add depth and color back into flat, more blown out skies. And earlier this year skylon added the accent AI 2.0 filter DiLumen our three a powerful content aware of filter powered by machine learning to automatically enhance images.

Liam 20:06 Now with Lumen, our four AI sky replacement offers the first automatic tool for replacing skies in your photographs. Machine learning tools like these are the foundation of the luminaire platform, helping to save photographers hours of manual labor so that they can create their creative dreams. Now you may be wondering why AI sky replacement sky replacement methods have become popular in recent years with landscape photographers, especially in order for them to truly showcase their creative vision. Up until now, photographers have spent minutes or even hours manually replacing skies through tools like smart selection, luminosity, masking, overlaying layer bands, layers, masking, smart brush, color range, and more. And even with all those tools, it was hard to get a perfect sky with the development of AI Sky replacement as been equally challenging. Skylab is machine learning. Technology means that photographers can apply a realistic sky to their photograph in mere seconds, freeing up more of their time to be creative.

Liam 21:15 And again, you can go ahead and preorder luminar for either one of the bundles with three included or without it and save yourself a bunch of money. Now I’m really excited about this because as most photographers have, I’ve had times where, you know, I was getting a fantastic landscape shot but was really upset because the sky sucked, to be honest, especially after I got back home and loaded them up on my imac to do my editing. And then it’s like, man, the scene is fantastic, but the sky sucks. It’s just blowing out or it’s totally blah, you know, because it wasn’t a beautiful day with blue sky and white fluffy clouds and all of that good stuff. So I mean, yeah, it happens to everybody. You know, every, any photographer can end up with a, you know, a photograph that’s got a really great scene and a crappy sky.

Liam 22:05 So I’m really excited to see how this AI sky replacement works, how well it works when Luminar four is released in the fall and as I mentioned in the for a previous episode where I first talked about their bundle deals on women or for uh, I am alumina or affiliate so I always get the upgrades for free. Uh, I was also a preexisting customer of Luminar, uh, before their last few versions. So I was always getting a uh, major majorly discounted price on the upgrades anyways. And now that I’m an affiliate I I get the upgrades totally free of charge, which is really cool and I will definitely be looking forward to trying out their sky replacement software to see if it can really cut the mustard or not. Now look for me to do an episode on how well or not well that works once it actually comes out later on this fall cause I will definitely more than likely dedicate an episode of this show to that tool, especially if it works fantastically.

Liam 23:10 I mean if it does, I’m really hoping it does. I’m excited because messing around with doing Skype replacement, the manual way sucks. I know I’ve had to do it before and it’s a pain in the butt and it takes forever. I mean it’s just way, way, way too time consuming and I’m not looking to waste that much time, uh, replacing a sky if I can do it in a few seconds with a click of my mouse or something like that, that would be phenomenal. And I think a lot of people out there would really enjoy, you know, gaining back some of their creative time to work on their next masterpiece, whether it’s a landscape photographer or maybe it will work equally well for outdoor portraits. You never know. We’ll have to wait and see. But I’m definitely excited and Luminar has definitely been continuously pushing the envelope with their software.

Liam 24:01 If they would just get their soft or updated to support my cr three raw files from the Eos are, I would be a totally happy camper. But we’ll have to wait and see and hope that cr three support will be in Newman are four. I’m hoping it is, but I do not know for sure. I may have to shoot a email to my contact at Luminor and ask them about it again because I was under the impression that they were going to be releasing support and an update to lumen are three, but I still haven’t seen it yet. I checked the other day, um, after my luminar three it updated and there was still no support for cr three raw files. So we’ll have to get in touch with them and see what I can find out. You know, if it’s not going to come out in three and the update to through any updates to three, that’s fine.

Liam 24:47 If four is releasing in the next couple of months and we’ll support it, that’s totally fine. I’m more than happy to wait. But I have enjoyed a, the last few years working with the Lumen, our software. I, I’ve really enjoyed it. Uh, I don’t use it as my primary photo editor just yet, but I’m hoping one day soon to be able to do that. And as long as skyline keeps pushing the envelope with their AI technology and machine learning technologies and and adding more features into their software that photographers have been asking for like they did in Lumen are three when they, when they gave us basically their version of the library module like Lightroom has that made a lot of people happy and I know it’ll make a lot of photographers even happier if they can get a smart AI sky replacement tool. That would be fantastic. All right, I am going to go ahead and wrap up episode 31 of the Liam photography podcast.

Liam 25:45 I want to thank all my listeners again for subscribing, rating and reviewing and iTunes and anywhere else you might be listening to the show which as I mentioned last week as of the last two weeks is now available in radio.com so you can subscribe, rate and review on their platform as well and we want to thank them for adding us to their platform. It was really awesome. Also be sure to check out the Liam photography podcast Facebook group. It is a private group. In order to join, you have to answer a simple question and that is the name, the host of the show, which is myself, Liam. Or you can put Liam Douglas and you will be allowed into the group. You are welcome to upload your own personal work up to five images every 24 hours. You can either spread them out throughout the course of the day or you can put them all up at once and let Facebook do its little slideshow thing for you.

Liam 26:38 Just please do not share other people’s work, uh, whether you have their permission, not that will get you advanced from the group. I want photographers and photo enthusiasts are hobbyists to only put up their own work. Don’t be, don’t be using other people’s work. That’s never cool. And additionally you can go on over to the land photography, podcast.com to read the show notes and to click on any of the links for any of the news articles or deals from Adorama or anybody else that were talked about on this week’s episode. Thank you again for your time and I will see you again next week in episode 32