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After several iterations, Panasonic's GF- series compact mirrorless camera line has settled into a comfortable position: providing mass market point-and-shoot appeal while giving photographers the option to fully control settings. The latest camera in the series, the Lumix DMC-GF7, continues this trend. Check out our sample gallery
Adorama has launched a 400ws ring flash which uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Part of the Flashpoint brand, it features a circular flash tube with an aperture capable of accommodating a lens barrel with a diameter of up to 3.5in/95mm. With a guide number of 82ft/25m the ring is powerful enough not only for macro work, but also headshots and full-length portraits. Read more
The developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor. It challenges apps like VSCO Cam and Adobe's own mobile image editors, with adjustment tools, presets and various filters. Read more
A new line of bags designed specifically for your mirrorless gear
This April Think Tank will be releasing two new bag designs created specifically with mirrorless camera users in mind. The Urban Approach line features a shoulder bag and what looks to be a low-profile backpack—the first designed to hold a complete mirror less system and a 15” laptop.
According to the company, the water-resistant Urban Approach 15 backpack will hold one or two mirrorless bodies with lens attached and between five to eight additional lenses. There is a dedicated zipper sleeve for laptops or tablets and a smaller front pocket to stash spare batteries, cell phone, keys and your wallet. The backpack will cost $169 when released.
The shoulder bag will come in two versions, the Urban Approach 5, which will hold one mirrorless body with lens attached, one to three additional lenses and an 8” tablet, and the Urban Approach 10, which will hold one mirror less body with lens attached, two to four extra lenses and up to a 10” tablet. Like the Urban Approach backpack it also is made of water-resistant material, and has additional smaller pockets for non-photo gear. The Urban Approach 10 will be $134 and the 5 will be $119.
If you’re looking for a more compact way to stash things like your spare cards and batteries, Think Tank has an additional product coming in April. The CF/SD + Battery Compact Wallet is one of the smallest card wallets we’ve seen, designed to hold a single card and battery, because sometimes more space isn’t actually the answer. The tiny wallet has a loop so you can attach it to something within your bag so it doesn’t get lost among your things. This handy compact wallet will only be $9.99 when it is released in April.
The no layers struggle was real
The first time I used Photoshop was all the way in version 6.0. By then it had already come a long way from its original roots. As part of the 25 year Photoshop anniversary, Creative Live took some serious Photoshop experts and let them poke around in version 1.0. The results are hilarious.
If you use Photoshop often, you're probably used to certain things and take them for granted. For instance, you probably know that Photoshop 1.0 didn't have layers, but did you know that you only got one undo? That's right, there was no "step backward" or whipping back 10 steps to fix a mistake. Brutal.
So, next time Photoshop isn't doing exactly what you want it to do, take a little time to appreciate just how magical our modern technology really seems in context.
Bag and accessory manufacturer Think Tank has announced that it will introduce a new range of shoulder bags and a backpack for compact system camera users in April this year. Dubbed the ‘Urban Approach’ range the bags are said to be ‘low profile’ to allow the photographer to carry equipment without standing out, and will be finished in low-contrast matte black. Click through for details