First leaked image of the Fujifilm X-H2 40MP camera

Fujirumors writes:

As we know since the Fujifilm X Summit, Fujifilm introduces the 5th generation cameras with two sensors:

  • 26MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HS
  • 40MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR

The first model to come was the “HS” version, hence the Fujifilm X-H2S.

In order to mark this specific model, Fujifilm printed the letter “S” on the front of the camera.

All this considered, there was a wide-spread belief out there that the “HR” model would therefore have an “R” printed in front of the camera.

However, as we can see from the first leaked image of the Fujifilm X-H2, there is nothing at all on the front. Where the X-H2S has the “S”, the X-H2 will have nothing.

But hey, don’t blame me guys!

I already told you that leaked images of the Fujifilm X-H2 will be the most boring ever as it will use exactly the same body of the Fujifilm X-H2S.

On a positive note, having the same body means you’ll be able to use all your X-H2S accessories on the X-H2, including the world famous modular optional cooling fan ;).

Surprise: DJI joins L-mount alliance!

L-mount is still struggling in the competition against Sony-Canon-Nikon Full Frame world. They need some good news and they got one today! Dpreview writes:

DJI has announced it’s joining the L-mount alliance, making it the fifth member of the partnership that consists of Leica, Leitz Cine, Panasonic and Sigma.
To kick off its induction into the alliance, DJI has announced a new Zenmuse X9 L-mount interchangeable lens mount plate, which will allow Ronin 4D users to attach Leica, Leitz Cine, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount lenses to their 6K or 8K rig. Previously, the Ronin 4D was limited to DJI’s proprietary DL mount, Leica M mount and Sony E mount options, which could be swapped with one another as needed.

Just announced: New Nik Collection 5

Today DxO announced the new Nik Collection 5 (click here to read all details). The user interface has been rebuilt from ground up and there are a ton of new features:

Here are some video reviews:

There is a software review at PcMag.

I’m happy to see that DxO continues to develop and improve the Nik Collection. For years, I held onto the free version Google released, stashing the installer on various drives and laptops, lest I ever lost track of it and access to my beloved Silver Efex Pro.
With Collection 5, the welcome interface refresh from last year comes to more apps in the suite. Now, all four creative arms—Analog Efex, Color Efex, Silver Efex, and Viveza—offer a consistent user experience. They also all include the ability to rename U-Points and add them to presets, making up for the somewhat inconsistent experience from Collection 4.
We’re also glad to see some level of nondestructive editing in the suite. It’s not quite as convenient as Raw processing and this feature certainly requires a lot of space on your hard drive, but you may find the option to go back and make edits to an image worthwhile. The addition of batch processing can help speed up certain workflows, too.
The suite continues to be a good pick for photographers who enjoy creative editing, and longtime users should appreciate that updates keep it going on newer systems. We’d love to see the developers pay attention to Apple Silicon for the next update, though I admit there were no hiccups with Rosetta 2 emulation when I tested the software on a Mac Studio. Support for Apple chips obviously doesn’t matter if you prefer working in Windows.
We’re also glad to see some level of nondestructive editing in the suite. It’s not quite as convenient as Raw processing and this feature certainly requires a lot of space on your hard drive, but you may find the option to go back and make edits to an image worthwhile. The addition of batch processing can help speed up certain workflows, too.

You can now buy (or try for free) the new Nik Collection 5.