To celebrate 80-years since the launch of Hasselblad’s first camera, a 907X Anniversary Edition Kit featuring a CFV II 50C digital back, 907X camera body, control grip, optical viewfinder, and XCD 3,5/30 Lens has been introduced.
Main features of the Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit:
Large medium format 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor
Up to 14 stops of dynamic range
16-bit colour definition
Integral central lens shutter (speed from 1/2000th of a second to 68 minutes)
Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS)
3.2-inch TFT rear display, 2.36M dots, tilts up to 90 degrees for waist-level shooting, supports 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz wireless connection
USB-C port for charging, up to 5Gbps transmission rate
Dual UHS-II SD card slots
Hasselblad User Interface (HUI), easy to use and intuitive
Compatible with Phocus Mobile 2 for tethered capture, image editing, importing and exporting photos, and firmware updates
The 907X Anniversary Edition Kit will be limited in quantity and is now available for pre-order. Please inquire with local dealers. The Edition Kit has an MSRP of £13,900 including VAT.
The ePHOTOzine team is very pleased to announce that we have over 50 active members who regularly use the site, most days in fact, who have now supported us for 20-years!
Back in 2001, before we really knew what the word ‘Facebook’ would mean to us and certainly before a virus brought the world to a halt, ePHOTOzine was beginning to grow and expand into the website it is today. Of course, we wouldn’t be where we are without the support of our loyal members and site visitors so ‘thank you’ to you all but we’d like to send an extended and special ‘thanks’ to the 53 ePHOTOzine members who signed up way back in 2001 and are still here, supporting the site in 2021.
We know we get hundreds of thousands of visitors to ePHOTOzine’s news, reviews, and features but you core members, who signed up all of those years ago and make the effort to be involved in the forums and more today, make ePz one of the friendliest photography sites to be a part of.
There are also many celebrating 5, 10 and 15-year memberships with us who we are also very grateful for your continued support!
Here are the 53 ePHOTOzine members who are celebrating 20-years with ePHOTOzine in 2021:
Once again, the team would like to thank you for staying with us for two decades and we hope you stay part of the ePHOTOzine family for another two decades (and more)!
Has it been 25 years? Amazing. I remember when Nils Kokemohr founded Nik Multimedia in 1995, which later became Nik Software in 2006. The package included plugins for color management and editing, another for enhancing or creating black and white images, sharpening tools, and later HDR software to help photographers increase the dynamic range of their images.
The company was sold to Google in 2012, and as Google often does, the acquisition languished. In 2017, DxO bought the software, and three years later, brought out a brilliant update that not only enhanced the existing tools, but added some new ones, like a powerful perspective tool that architectural photographers are really liking. DxO also added a non-destructive workflow for Adobe Lightroom users.
Now, we’ve got a nice update to the package, the Nik Collection 3.3. This version includes a pack of 25 brand-new presets for Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro. These 25 exclusive presets are divided into five series, each with five presets: “Classic Portrait Color,” “Classic Portrait Black & White,” “Light & Bright,” “Wildlife,” and “Street.” This update is also compatible with MacOS Big Sur and the 2021 versions of Adobe’s host applications.
As a landscape photographer, I’m most interested in what it offers for my style of photography, and I was pleased at what I found. As a result, I spend a lot of time in Color Efex Pro 4. The Nik presets can be pretty bold, but happily, you can adjust them to taste. As each preset, or recipe, as DxO calls them, consists of multiple adjustments, they are all available to you, and you can save your own take on the adjustments, creating your own recipe. I also like that when you are finished, you have the changes as a separate layer, and I find myself sometimes adjusting the opacity of the Nik layer and letting the base layer show through.
I gave the updated software a try, running it on PS 2021 and with my Mac on Big Sur. Everything worked smoothly with no surprises. DxO works on PCs as well.
I had a nice sunrise image at Bryce Canyon taken a couple of years ago, and using the presets, I got it to a nice place to my eye. As usual, I adjusted the recipe to my own taste and I liked the look.
It was a whole new take on the image, and Color Efex 4 encouraged me to see the image in a new way.
I tried some of the new recipes included in the 3.3 update, and also found some interesting things I could try with the image, again making my own adjustments to the preset.
The Nik Collection has been an able assistant for thousands of photographers all over the world. This latest update makes sure it will run on this latest Mac OS, and the entire suite of tools will benefit portrait photographers as well, as this latest collection has many tools to enhance that form of photography. Plus there are some great tools for black and whte photography.
Nik Collection 3.3 by DxO (Windows and MacOS) is now available for download on the DxO website for $149 for the full version and $79 for the upgrade.
Users who purchased Nik Collection 3 by DxO after June 2020 may upgrade their software for free. Photographers who already own Nik Collection 2 By DxO or a previous version can upgrade their software by signing into their customer accounts. A fully functional, one-month trial version of Nik Collection 3.3 by DxO is available on the DxO website, and I recommend that, because when you can actually see how it works, I think you will want the Nik Collection in your editing software toolbag.
Struggling a bit with a left arm that has never straightened out, Sumiteru Taniguchi slowly peeled the undershirt off his frail 86-year-old body to show two visitors his scars from the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki.
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