Shutter Release: Meike 85mm macro lens, custom watermarks, 8-bit vs.16-bit & male portrait tips


posted Monday, September 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM EDT


Happy Labor Day to our American readers. For today's Shutter Release roundup, we are going to look at a wide array of content. We start with a look at a new Meike 85mm f/2.8 macro lens, then we will see how to turn your signature into a customized watermark, then see a video about 8-bit versus 16-bit images and finish with a quick video from SLR Lounge about creating better male portraits.

Shutter Release is a regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource where we share content from around the web in a quick-hit rundown style.

Meike announces new 85mm f/2.8 macro lens for various mounts - Fuji Rumors

Fuji Rumors is reporting that Meike's latest MK-85mm f/2.8 macro lens will be available for Fujifilm X mount in addition to the Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts listed in Meike's product page. 43 Rumors is also reporting that it'll be available for Micro Four Thirds mounts.

The manual focus lens has 11 lens elements across 8 groups and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:1.5. You can read more specifications for the lens here. It's not clear when the lens will be releasing or how much it will cost.

Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 macro lens

Turning your signature into a watermark using Photoshop - Fstoppers

If you like to watermark your images, why not have it be very personal by using your signature? Learn how from start to finish in photoshopCAFE's latest video below.

8-bit versus 16-bit images - tutvid

Bit depth can be a confusing topic, but tutvid's latest video breaks down the differences in file quality, color and how editing in Photoshop changes between 8-bit and 16-bit image files.

How to use angle and lighting to create better male portraits - ISO 1200

SLR Lounge has made a video showcasing three simple steps you can take to give male portrait subjects a chiseled jawline.