MacPhun announces a new Lightroom competitor for 2018. It will work with the IR Library!

Short preview: new DAM module in Luminar from Macphun Software on Vimeo.

Today Macphun (Click here) announced that it will launch a Lightroom alternative in 2018:

“After recent Adobe news about Lightroom updates, we received a lot of questions about our plans for creating a photo manager, so we’d like to shed some light on this.
At the moment we’re working on the digital asset manager (“DAM”) which will work with both hard drives and cloud storage platforms. It’s going to be a perfect tool for organizing and managing images. Moreover, users will be able to run it along with LR library to compare both DAMs side by side and choose which fits them better.
The new DAM will be added to Luminar in 2018, and will be a free update to everyone who owns Luminar 2018. We’ll be releasing more details soon.
In the meanwhile here’s a short video about the new DAM from Macphun:
And several screenshots to take a closer look of what’s coming next:”


Canon announced the new G1 X Mark III

Canon announced the new G1XIII and it’s available for preorder at BHphoto. Key specs:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Zoom Lens, 24-72mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Image Stabilizer
  • ISO 25600, 9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction

Bad press Big Money: Yashica raises nearly 1 million $ on Kickstarter despite general laughter

I saw plenty of bad press and heavy critics by the photography community on the new Yashica camera Kickstarter campaign. But what we learned is that an innovative idea seems to count much more than the opinion of the press.

Yashica raised around $800,000 and is getting really close to the million dollar mark. they raised nearly 10 times the requested target funding. I am not convinced by Yashicas idea but I admire their balls for trying something innovative! Canon and Nikon could take a leasson from them :)

New Casio action camera looks like a piece of Transformes Robot Eye

In Japan Casio announced this new Action Camera. Google Translated specs:

  • Tough camera with drop impact resistance of 4 m, water resistance of 50 m, dustproof performance of IP 6 X, low temperature resistance of -10 ° C
  • Ultra wide-angle lens that can shoot at angle of view of 190.8 ° (still image) / 170.4 ° (moving image)
  • Number of effective pixels 6.9 million pixels 1 / 2.3 type back illuminated CMOS
  • “Dramatic slow function” that directs a momentary performance to cool
  • Color: Black
  • Expected release date: October 27, 2017
  • Remote controller “GEC – 1”, liquid crystal controller “GEC – 10”, smart watch “WSD – F 20” compatible


via nokishita