More free Nik Collection webinars for July

The Nik Collection 3 by DXO is one of the most impressive software updates of 2020, refreshing and expanding some genuinely useful editing tools such as Silver Efex Pro and Analog Efex Pro. The new tools in version 3, such…

Olympus updates lens roadmap – plus new bird AF firmware

Olympus is in the news again, this time with some lens updates and an intriguing-sounding firmware update which should strongly appeal to bird photographers. The company has announced that the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro lens is being added…

Olympus rolls out beta webcam software for five OM-D models

With Covid-19 having a deep impact on how organisations and indeed photographers interact and hold meetings, webcams and teleconferencing software are suddenly en-vogue. So it’s no coincidence that Olympus has announced it is releasing free webcam software for users of…

New phone app for capturing raw images

Photo-editing software specialist ON1 has released a free app for capturing raw images on your phone, if supported. It’s called ON1 Photo Mobile, and takes over the default camera function, enabling you to adjust a range of settings in real…

New Lexar SSD in 512Gb, 1Tb options

Many photographers will have been sorting out their sprawling photography archive during the various restrictions and lockdowns this year, and extra storage is often welcome. Lexar has announced a new SSD storage device, the SL200 Portable SSD, with 512Gb and 1Tb…

Variable-size filter mount promises far less faff

The RevoRing is essentially a lightweight, variably sized stepping ring made from aluminium, which uses a clever spring-loaded attachment mechanism, almost like an iris. The smaller RevoRing supports lenses with filter threads ranging from 46mm to 62mm, while the larger…

New 30mm prime for Fujifilm GFX series, major firmware updates

Fujifilm has announced the GF30mm F3.5 R WR, a wide-angle prime for the company’s GFX medium-format mirrorless cameras. The lens, which has a focal length equivalent to 24mm, is weather-proof, resistant to dust and moisture and can be used in…

Fujifilm pushes Shop Local campaign to support retailers

Fujifilm has launched a ‘shop local’ marketing campaign to support photo retailers who have been able to reopen their physical stores from June 15th. The shop local message is being advertised nationally to help small businesses boost sales after the long period of…

Camera straps designed by women for women

For some time, US photographer and designer Nicole Elliott has been working with major strap supplier, Blackrapid, and the company has now announced the Nicole Elliott Camera Sling and Delta customisable straps. “On a trip to Ecuador in 2016, Nicole…

Rankin shoots Covid-19 heroes to mark NHS anniversary

Portrait photographer to the stars, Rankin, has unveiled a series of portraits of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who have been responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. He apparently took the portraits as a “mark of respect and thanks” to…

Master your Lightroom workflow

Many of us are hamstrung by chaotic image libraries. Maybe you started with a sloppy folder structure years ago and now you’re too far down the rabbit hole to change things, perhaps you’ve given yourself a free pass with the…

Win £250+ worth of data storage for #NationalCameraDay

It’s #NationalCameraDay on monday, and to celebrate Amateur Photographer have teamed up with Verbatim to offer our readers the chance to win 1 of 2 amazing bundles of prizes worth £250+ each kindly provided by Verbatim. Simply answer the question…

Get 30% off Nik Collection 3 until June 30th

Regular readers will know we are big fans of the Nik Collection from DXO, a powerful yet easy to use collection of presets, filters and editing tools. The software works fine as a standalone package, but to get the full…

Shutterstock faces ‘D Day’ backlash over rate cuts

It’s hardly big news that making money via stock image sales has got harder and harder in recent years, as image libraries cut their payment rates. Aggrieved users of major international stock image service, Shutterstock, have now banded together to…

New range of Hoya ND grad filters

Hoya has released a range of compact Pro ND Graduated filters, which will be available in 77mm and 82mm diameters with a choice of ND16 and ND32 densities. Hoya’s ProND Grad filters are round, screw-in type and offer advantages over…

Sigma announces fp firmware update

While many of the tweaks are to do with video recording, such as the addition of HDR movie shooting, some also pertain to stills photography (the camera is very much marketed as a stills/video hybrid). “Acting on feedback from fp…

What went wrong for Olympus?

Olympus has announced that it's selling off its loss-making camera business. AP Editor Nigel Atherton assesses the situation.