Canon, Panasonic and Sony confirm their presence at Photokina 2020

The Photokina organization issued a press release to confirm the presence of over 600 companies at the show start in May 2020. They also shared the following statements from Canon, Panasonic and Sony

Panasonic manager Yosuke Yamane said:

“For many years, photokina has been the ideal platform for us to present our product innovations. The Imaging industry is facing big changes and challenges these days. In 2020, we will also be coming to Cologne with big expectations in the new photokina format and are looking forward to contributing with great innovations.

Canon manager Go Tokura said:

“As the imaging industry is at a significant turning point, we expect photokina to be a leading show of the worldwide photo and imaging industry. Canon is eager to introduce new products and concept products at photokina, thereby contributing to the industry’s success.”

Sony manager Yosuke Aoki said:

“Sony is very glad to be part of Photokina again next year. Photokina 2020 gives us the opportunity to present our latest innovations and to maintain a direct dialog with all Digital Imaging Lovers. Sony is looking forward to seeing you all in Cologne.” 

As a reminder: Leica, Nikon and Olympus will NOT be there.

via PetaPixel

Tamron will announce up to six E-mount lenses in 2020?

Tamron is fully committed to the E-mount system. And that’s certainly a good news for Alpha shooters and not so good news for the expensive Sony made lenses :)

Here are  two rumors:

1) SAR confirmed the Tamron 70-180mm FE lens will ship out in Spring.
2) Tamron will announce up to six more FE lenses in  2020. Most of them will be pancake f/2.8 lenses and zooms. All affordable but still high quality glass!

And I bet Sigma will release a large number of new E-mount lenses too..

And here comes the next Canon EOS-R high rez camera specs rumors…

Sooner or later that long rumored High Resolution EOS-R camera will be released. We still got no solid info but here is the next bunch of specs floating on the web today:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

Source CR via CanonWatch

Capture One 20 released!

Phase One has officially launched the new Capture One 20 software! Learn what’s new in Capture One 20 at this page: www.captureone.com/20.

Here is a quick roundup of the new features:

Noise Reduction
Improved noise reduction, start your editing with better quality images.

Basic Color Editor
Edit colors faster with a new Basic Color Editor that’s compact and easy to use. Click anywhere on the photo and drag to adjust the hue, saturation and lightness of any colors – or edit with intuitive sliders. For more control, the Advanced Color Editor and Skin Tone tools are as powerful as ever.

High Dynamic Range tool
Do more with contrast and tone thanks to the new High Dynamic Range tool. Recover photo – all in one tool.

Crop tool
Save up to 50% of your keystrokes when sorting images – enable “switch to next” to Easily visualize and transform your crops thanks to the visible handles in the new Crop tool. Instantly crop from the center, rotate the crop or lock the aspect ratio using modifier keys.

Image culling
automatically switch to the next photo when you rate or tag. Works with sets so you can easily review multiple images at the same time and manage big projects in a snap.

Scrolling tools
Work quickly and intuitively – scroll through all your tools with ease and pin your favorites to the top for instant access.

Copy Layers and Masks
Easily copy specific layers between photos – including photos with different formats and sizes – without replacing the existing layers on the destination photo.

Support for DNG files
Get the most accurate colors and sharpest details out of any camera model, drone or smartphone capturing DNG files.

Interface
Make a big difference to your workflow with small updates. We’ve added text to the icons so you can find tools instantly, made Masking tools easy to access and simplified the adjustments clipboard. Plus, get higher resolution thumbnails and adjust the viewer background color with one click

Keyboard shortcuts:
Edit faster with new default shortcuts for zoom, full screen, Focus Mask and much more. Plus, customize the shortcuts further to create your ideal workflow.

Learning material:

Getting started:
• Interface explained: https://youtu.be/yBew_NPfdmk
• Creating a catalog: https://youtu.be/KFwZmgqPhGo
• Essential adjustments: https://youtu.be/ta8O0OtoX-g
• Exporting photos: https://youtu.be/2CKbxnGkTWQ
• Capture One Express – explained in 7 Minutes: https://youtu.be/styRn2108AE
Editing in Capture One:
• Black & white edit: https://youtu.be/ZnBVKCouGcw
• Landscape edit: https://youtu.be/RULCAAsMcME
• Portrait edit: https://youtu.be/WlTlRNvoOBw
Tutorials:
• Color Editor: https://youtu.be/UxXFrphKFBo

New cameras supported:
• Olympus E-M5 III
• Canon EOS M6 II
• Canon EOS 90D
• Leica V-LUX 5
• Pentax K-1 II
• Ricoh GR III
• Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
• Nikon Z 50
• Generic GoPro RAW support

Get the new Capture one 20 here!

Fuji X-H2 is definitely not coming in 2020…but will it really come at all?

The Fuji X-H1 is the only Fuji APS-C camera with on sensor stabilization yet and it’s now officially marked as discontinued. Fujirumors reports that Fuji will definitely not announce anew X-H2 in 2020 and at this  point my  guess is that there won’t be a successor at all.

Make it simple Fuji and just give us the perfect X-T4 with ons ensor stabilization  :)