Sony E-mount will get a stability improvement on future cameras

A new Sony patent discloses their plans to improve the overall lens-camera stability by adding a new locking mechanism on the E-mount. We will see if the future A6700 and A7sIII will have this…

ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 update brings a lot of improvements…

On1 Photo Raw has been update to version 2018.5. It has a nuge number of updates youn can check out at here:

ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 is a powerful new photo editor and raw processor that uses a state-of-the-art processing engine which provides a smooth and fun photo editing experience and delivers the highest quality results for your photos. Photo RAW includes powerful Lightroom® and Photoshop® features with photo organizing, hundreds of photo effects, HDR, panorama stitching, masking and selection tools, layers, photo resizing, and much more — all in one app. It’s the ultimate photo editor you can own forever and not rent as a subscription.

ON1 Photo RAW works as a standalone app, Photoshop plug-in & Lightroom Plug-in.

New Aurora HDR 2018 Update 1.2.0

The Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 is a free update to all current users of Aurora HDR 2018. This update focuses on making the workflow faster and more efficient from beginning to end. Get it here: Use our coupon code “MIRROR” to get a $10 discount!

Aurora also supports the new Loupedeck+ editing console:

WHAT’S NEW AND IMPROVED in Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0:

Here are the most essential changes:

  1. Speed boost for editing and adjusting. We’ve dramatically increased performance across all areas of Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 on Windows and Mac.

  2. Fast single-file opening. With an improved image processing engine, Aurora HDR is now much faster when opening single files.

  3. Loupedeck integration (for Mac&Windows). Now, users can quickly process photos in Aurora HDR using physical dials, knobs, and keys.

  4. Batch processing (for Windows). Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 will allow Windows users to edit a large number of photos simultaneously.

  5. Better memory management. Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 is also optimized to make better use of memory, with more intelligent memory management and improved stability.

  6. Windows version catches up to Mac version. Windows users will receive a flip/rotate tool, bringing Aurora HDR for Windows more in line with its macOS counterpart.

  7. Aurora HDR now supports more cameras than before. The full list across both Windows and MacOS includes: Canon EOS 3000D / Rebel T100 / 4000D, FujiFilm X-H1, FujiFilm X-A20, FujiFilm X-A5, FujiFilm X-E3, Olympus E-PL9, Panasonic DC-GF10 / Panasonic DC-GF90, Panasonic DC-GX9 / DC-GX7MK3, Panasonic DC-TZ200 / DC-ZS200 / DC-TZ202 / DC-TZ220 / DC-ZS220 / DC-TX2, PhaseOne IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, Sony A7 III.

Here’s a full list of the new features and improvements:


  • Performance boost when editing and opening single files

  • Faster export

  • Loupedeck integration

  • Better brackets sorting during Batch processing

  • Better memory management

  • Plugin stability improved

  • New camera support

  • Better export performance

  • Fixed brush drawing

  • Improved opening of .DNG image


  • Performance boost when editing and adjusting

  • Faster export

  • Better stability and memory management

  • Batch processing added

  • Added layers menu and layer options menu

  • Ability to rename layers

  • UX improvements

  • Quick loading of single RAW files

  • Hover on blends

  • Added white balance color picker

  • Localisation fixes

  • Changed order of preset categories

  • UI fixes and improvements

  • Added histogram to tone curve filter

  • Improved stability of Dodge & Burn filter

  • Added context menu in the filters menu

  • New camera support

  • Better Windows document support

  • Added flip/rotate

  • Exif saving to document fixed

  • Loupedeck integration

  • Improved opening of .DNG image


Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade for $59 ($49 with your coupon code).

New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 for $99 ($89 with your coupon code).

A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.


Bonuses included in the offer ($148 value):

  • 119 Dramatic & Romantic Sky overlays ($29 value) – The ultimate collection of 119 dramatic high-res sky overlays to turn photos with boring skies into eye-catching works of art.

  • Complete HDR Tutorial by Trey Ratcliff ($99 value) – This entirely new HDR tutorial is perfect for beginners to mega-advanced professionals who want to see all of the latest post-processing techniques. Lisa and Trey discuss their artistic inspirations and challenges, how they compose a shot, their camera settings, and much more. You’re then transported back to Trey’s studio where he slowly takes you step-by-step through his latest techniques.

  • Deep Dive into Aurora HDR 2018 video by Trey Ratcliff ($20 value) – Trey Ratcliff, the most famous HDR photographer, shares his editing process in the new Aurora HDR 2018.

Get it here: Use our coupon code “MIRROR” to get a $10 discount!

DJI Mavic Pro II to be announced on July 18

DJI posted this teaser image for a major announcement on July 18. It’s highly likely they will announce the new Mavic Pro II at this event. There is no solid info about the specs but it seems likely the camera will feature the new Sony 1/1.7″ STARVIS sensor. Here are the rumored camera specs:

12 MP Sony IMX226 CMOS 1/1.7″ STARVIS sensor (current Mavic Pro has 1/2.3” CMOS sensor) with 28mm (now 24mm) lens
4K video at 60FPS
H.265 video format
Faster bitrate (100 mbps)
Better low light performance
Sharper lens with less distortion
Better dynamic range
Less Noise
8.8mm lens which provides a 24mm field of view
Variable aperture of f/2.8-11
No mechanical shutter
Newly designed 3-axis gimbal
Price will be at least $1299 USD, maybe more. They will also offer “The FlyMore combo” which will obviously be more expensive
The Mavic II (2) will be substantially larger
Its official name is “Mavic II”
The battery design itself will be completely different and not compatible with older Mavics

4820 mAh battery capacity and 15.2 V power (larger and more powerful than the current MavicPro)
Larger motors will bring upgraded propulsion
Longer flight time—rumored at 32 minutes—Mavic Pro is 27 minutes and Platinum will be 30 minutes.
“Quiet” propellers
Improved agility and precision
Top speed is 45 mph (72 kph) in sport mode
New and improved remote control similar to old Mavic Pro but better
Will use OcuSync
Video transmission frequency is still a mystery
The Mavic Pro II (2) will be controlled with the DJI GO 4 app as well
Obstacle avoidance in all directions, 6 total including on top of the drone
Infrared 3D sensing to avoid obstacles even in the dark
Improved vision processing system, faster than Mavic Air
Binocular rear vision obstacle avoidance sensors

via MyfirstDrone