Shutter Release: New Voigtlander 40mm f/2 for Nikon, an $11k reason to not check camera gear and more
posted Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM EDT
We hope you're having a good weekend so far. What better way to spend the weekend than by pouring over new photography content? In today's Saturday edition of Shutter Release, we will look at news from Cosina, tips for working with your camera's picture profiles for video, a PSA about checking camera gear, how to remove chromatic aberration in Lightroom and finish with some tips for how to focus in dim lighting conditions.
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Cosina has announced a new lens, the Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II S, which succeeds a 40mm f/2 lens they released in 2012. The new version has a new helicoid ring while maintaining the same optical design. For more details, click here.
Peter McKinnon says you "need to be adjusting your picture profiles." Why? The standard profile might not offer you the best starting point for post-production. Suppose you're going to edit your video, you want the most dynamic range possible to work with, which requires switching to a "log" picture profile. It might not look good at first, in fact it will probably look dull and washed out, but it captures much more data. See how it works in the video below.
If you're flying with camera gear, please carry it on if at all possible. If you check your gear, who knows what'll happen to it. I've seen enough destroyed luggage over the years to cringe at the thought of putting my camera gear in a suitcase and letting it out of my sight. Someone purchased a Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux ASPH lens and mounted it to a Leica M10 before checking the luggage. The woman had the camera and lens for all of two weeks before travelling. You can probably see where this is going…
Maybe checking into the hold was a bad idea...... ......hand luggage only people ��♂️ #leica #leicacamera #noctiluxPosted by Leica Store Manchester on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
As you can tell, the trip was deadly for the $10,995 lens. Leica gear is well-regarded for its build quality, but not even Leica gear can stand up to the abuses of air travel.
Chromatic aberration is very annoying and even the best lenses can display the problem in certain situations. Fortunately, it can be easy to fix in Adobe Lightroom. Scott Kelby has a new tutorial covering how to address the issue in Lightroom, check it out here.
Focusing in the dark is very difficult, but it can be made easier. Fstoppers has published a guide to getting sharp images in dark conditions.