Firmware Friday: Leica SL (Typ 601), Panasonic EVA1, Sony AXS-R7 updated

For the second week in a row, our Firmware Friday roundup is short and sweet, with few new updates arriving and relatively little to discuss over the last seven days. In all, we have news of updates for the Leica SL (Typ 601), Panasonic AU-EVA1 and the Sony AXS-R7 (this last being an accessory for the Sony F5 and F55 CineAlta video cameras).

Let's cut short any further preamble, and get right down to the meat of what's new!

Leica SL (Typ 601)

With firmware version 3.1 for the Leica SL (Typ 601), the German company has...
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Panasonic G9 Field Test Part II: Taking a look at the video features of this stills-centric Lumix flagship

Click here to read our <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-g9/panasonic-g9A.HTM#shooting2">Panasonic G9 Field Test Part II</a>
















When one hears "Panasonic mirrorless camera" and "video recording," you probably immediately think of the GH5 or new GH5S, and for good reason -- they are amazing video cameras. With the recent <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-g9/panasonic-g9A.HTM">G9 camera</a>, however, Panasonic focused more on still photography features and performance. Despite that, the G9 is quite a versatile, high-quality video camera, offering a lot of high-end features at a very competitive price. In fact, it&#39;s one of the very few sub-$2,000 cameras that...
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Introducing ProGrade Digital & their line of high-end SD and CFAST memory cards

A new company based out of San Jose, California and "founded on a mission to provide the highest quality, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions available," has announced a new line of memory products and accessories designed to fill the needs of professional photographers and videographers. Specifically aimed at serving high-end DSLRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras, ProGrade&#39;s new line of CFast and SD cards are joined by a new dual slot Workflow Reader that boasts USB 3.0 and Generation 2 transfer protocol....
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Fujifilm announces new X-H1 flagship camera, featuring in-body stabilization & DCI 4K video

Click here to read our <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x-h1/fuji-x-h1A.HTM">Fujifilm X-H1 Preview</a>
















There&#39;s a new camera at the top of the Fujifilm X Series totem pole, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x-h1/fuji-x-h1A.HTM">X-H1</a>. The brand-new camera may sport some familiar components, such as the 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro at the heart of its imaging pipeline, but it features many new and exciting features. Perhaps the biggest inclusion is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The X-H1 is the first Fujifilm X Series model to include IBIS, which works together with Fuji lenses&#39; optical image...
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Tips for photographing waterfalls and how to shoot with a wide versus long lens for landscapes

Waterfalls are a very popular subject for photographers and with great reason, they&#39;re dynamic and every waterfall is different. With different lighting conditions and depending on recent weather, even the same waterfall can vary dramatically over time. Photographer <a href="http://www.adamgibbs.com/" >Adam Gibbs</a> recently headed to Englishman River Falls on Vancouver Island to try out a variety of compositions.

Gibbs was equipped with his <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM">Nikon D850</a> and a pair of lenses, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/nikon/16-35mm-f4g-ed-vr-ii-af-s-nikkor/review/">Nikon 16-35mm f/4</a> and <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/nikon/24-120mm-f4g-ed-vr-af-s-nikkor/review/">Nikon 24-120mm f/4</a>. In the video below, Gibbs discusses how the two...
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Tips for photographing waterfalls and how to shoot with a wide versus long lens for landscapes

Waterfalls are a very popular subject for photographers and with great reason, they&#39;re dynamic and every waterfall is different. With different lighting conditions and depending on recent weather, even the same waterfall can vary dramatically over time. Photographer <a href="http://www.adamgibbs.com/" >Adam Gibbs</a> recently headed to Englishman River Falls on Vancouver Island to try out a variety of compositions.

Gibbs was equipped with his <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM">Nikon D850</a> and a pair of lenses, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/nikon/16-35mm-f4g-ed-vr-ii-af-s-nikkor/review/">Nikon 16-35mm f/4</a> and <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/nikon/24-120mm-f4g-ed-vr-af-s-nikkor/review/">Nikon 24-120mm f/4</a>. In the video below, Gibbs discusses how the two...
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Sony announces potential focusing issue with new 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens, promises fix

While most users and critics have generally been impressed with the new <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/sony/fe-24-105mm-f4-g-oss-sel24105g/review/">Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS zoom lens</a>, Sony has <a href="https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/compatibility.pl?comp_project_id=18" >announced</a> that some samples of the lens are affected with a focusing issue.

"In certain shooting conditions an out of focus issue may occur with some 24-105mm f/4 full-frame E-mount G (SEL24105G) lenses," Sony says. They continue, "To address this issue, subject to the terms and conditions in the Limited Warranty that accompanied the Affected Lens, we will repair your Affected Lens, free of charge, through March...
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Sony announces potential focusing issue with new 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens, promises fix

While most users and critics have generally been impressed with the new <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/sony/fe-24-105mm-f4-g-oss-sel24105g/review/">Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS zoom lens</a>, Sony has <a href="https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/compatibility.pl?comp_project_id=18" >announced</a> that some samples of the lens are affected with a focusing issue.

"In certain shooting conditions an out of focus issue may occur with some 24-105mm f/4 full-frame E-mount G (SEL24105G) lenses," Sony says. They continue, "To address this issue, subject to the terms and conditions in the Limited Warranty that accompanied the Affected Lens, we will repair your Affected Lens, free of charge, through March...
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From flat to fab: Editing natural light fashion photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic

By getting comfortable using natural light, you can ensure that you can capture great portraits no matter your budget for artificial light. No matter your light source, it&#39;s a great idea to process and retouch your portraits.

In the video below, Nathaniel Dodson of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeR7U67I2J1icV8E6Rn40vQ" >tutvid</a> goes through his retouching process in Adobe Lightroom Classic. He goes through the different sliders he likes to use and shows off his new Palette kit, which allows him to have physical controls for the digital interface of Lightroom.



(Via <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdOCrCV5gaw" >tutvid...</a>
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From flat to fab: Editing natural light fashion photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic

By getting comfortable using natural light, you can ensure that you can capture great portraits no matter your budget for artificial light. No matter your light source, it&#39;s a great idea to process and retouch your portraits.

In the video below, Nathaniel Dodson of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeR7U67I2J1icV8E6Rn40vQ" >tutvid</a> goes through his retouching process in Adobe Lightroom Classic. He goes through the different sliders he likes to use and shows off his new Palette kit, which allows him to have physical controls for the digital interface of Lightroom.



(Via <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdOCrCV5gaw" >tutvid...</a>
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Adobe releases Lightroom Classic 7.2 with improved performance

Adobe has released Lightroom Classic 7.2. The new update promises improved performance. Let&#39;s take a quick look at what you can expect from LR Classic 7.2.

Users have reported that Lightroom has typically slowed down after prolonged usage, an issue which Adobe says they have now addressed. Further, for users with 12 GB or more RAM, resource-intensive actions like exporting, importing and generating previews should be faster.

Usability improvements the ability to search for folders and mark folders as favorites. You can also...
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Adobe releases Lightroom Classic 7.2 with improved performance

Adobe has released Lightroom Classic 7.2. The new update promises improved performance. Let&#39;s take a quick look at what you can expect from LR Classic 7.2.

Users have reported that Lightroom has typically slowed down after prolonged usage, an issue which Adobe says they have now addressed. Further, for users with 12 GB or more RAM, resource-intensive actions like exporting, importing and generating previews should be faster.

Usability improvements the ability to search for folders and mark folders as favorites. You can also...
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In-camera compositing? I bet your camera can’t do this, but the Panasonic GX9 can

Compositing images in post-production can be quite a time-consuming endeavor, and if your subject is shot against a textured background it can often be next to impossible to pull off. Panasonic has created a way around this, at least for anyone who only needs 4K resolution, with a new feature called Sequence Composition, making its debut in the just-announced <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gx9/panasonic-gx9A.HTM">Panasonic GX9</a>.

Using the shooting mode "4K Photo" - which has been around for a few years now and was originally pioneered by Panasonic - you can now simply choose a series...
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Shrink-ray street-shooter: The Panasonic GX9 is smaller, more affordable, yet promises better IQ

If you&#39;re a Micro Four Thirds fan who loves shooting stealthily, there&#39;s good news for you today from Panasonic. The company has just launched the 20.3-megapixel <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gx9/panasonic-gx9A.HTM">Panasonic GX9</a>, a followup to 2015&#39;s popular GX8 that, first and foremost, looks to be focused on reducing size *and* cost. There are nevertheless new features aplenty in the GX9, but admittedly a few areas in which features had to be dialed back a little too, as you&#39;ll learn in our just-published and in-progress Panasonic GX9 review!

The hardware inside the GX9&#39;s...
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Shrink-ray street-shooter: The Panasonic GX9 is smaller, more affordable, yet promises better IQ

If you&#39;re a Micro Four Thirds fan who loves shooting stealthily, there&#39;s good news for you today from Panasonic. The company has just launched the 20.3-megapixel <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gx9/panasonic-gx9A.HTM">Panasonic GX9</a>, a followup to 2015&#39;s popular GX8 that, first and foremost, looks to be focused on reducing size *and* cost. There are nevertheless new features aplenty in the GX9, but admittedly a few areas in which features had to be dialed back a little too, as you&#39;ll learn in our just-published and in-progress Panasonic GX9 review!

The hardware inside the GX9&#39;s...
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Panasonic ZS200 announced: New travel zoom is the first 1-inch sensor camera with a 15x (360mm eq!) lens

<a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-zs200/panasonic-zs200A.HTM">Click here to read our Panasonic ZS200 Hands-On Preview</a>
















When Panasonic launched the ZS100 compact travel zoom camera in March of 2016, we were impressed by the camera&#39;s image quality and its impressive 4K video and 4K PHOTO features. However, we were a bit let down by the camera&#39;s ergonomics and lens performance. The <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-zs200/panasonic-zs200A.HTM">Panasonic ZS200</a> addresses both of these issues and much more.

The ZS200 has new front and back grips, and in a press briefing for the camera we found it much more comfortable to hold. Further, its electronic...
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Panasonic ZS200 announced: New travel zoom is the first 1-inch sensor camera with a 15x (360mm eq!) lens

<a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-zs200/panasonic-zs200A.HTM">Click here to read our Panasonic ZS200 Hands-On Preview</a>
















When Panasonic launched the ZS100 compact travel zoom camera in March of 2016, we were impressed by the camera&#39;s image quality and its impressive 4K video and 4K PHOTO features. However, we were a bit let down by the camera&#39;s ergonomics and lens performance. The <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-zs200/panasonic-zs200A.HTM">Panasonic ZS200</a> addresses both of these issues and much more.

The ZS200 has new front and back grips, and in a press briefing for the camera we found it much more comfortable to hold. Further, its electronic...
      <br /><a class="readMore" href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/02/13/panasonic-zs200-announced'>(read more)</a>