OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a backwards compatible PCIe 4.0 expansion card for Windows PCs, Mac Pros (2019 model)m Linux workstations and PCIe expansion systems. It uses the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s.… Read More OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

DxO Photolab 5 supporting Fujifilm big time and other improvements

Every year DxO releases a new version of Photolab and this year was no exception. Photolab 5 comes with better IPTC metadata and keyword editing capabilities as well as synchronisation with Adobe Lightroom, a new U-Point control, DeepPRIME and support for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras and lenses.… Read More DxO Photolab 5 supporting Fujifilm big time and other improvements

Exposure X7 adds very accurate masks, composition guides and more

Exposure X7 was released in the last few days of September. It was worth the wait. The app has a lot of new features, including a new masking tool to make selections by quickly drawing a rough border, customisable editing workspaces, a unified crop and transform interface with composition guides, defective pixel removal for raw photos, more faithful colour reproduction when using custom DCP colour profiles and improved colour fidelity with DNG files. Finally, fine texture noise can be added to recover detail with aggressive noise reduction.… Read More Exposure X7 adds very accurate masks, composition guides and more

Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

External SSDs are becoming increasingly popular, faster and bigger. Crucial sent me their 2TB X8, a 110mm model. It’s not their newest, that would be the X6 which is even smaller at 70mm and available in sizes up to 4TB, but it’s the fastest with a performance that reaches 1050MB/sec. Both X models are drop proof to 2.30m on a carpeted floor, made from aluminium and formatted with ExFAT for use in any device, including Macs, iPad Pros from 2018 onwards, Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Android devices.… Read More Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

Aputure Fresnel 2X: twice the output, small price

We all know what a fresnel lens can do from observing a lighthouse. The lamp in a lighthouse is not all that powerful. It’s the lens that sits in front of the bulb that intensifies the light output to a level that ships can use it as navigation aid from a large distance. Aputure’s Fresnel 2x is a fresnel lens for intensifying the light from an Aputure LS120D and LS300D. It also works with Aputure’s budget Amaran lamps. I tested with the Amaran 100d and 100x.… Read More Aputure Fresnel 2X: twice the output, small price

The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

If you’ve ever had to lighten a scene and couldn’t do it properly without lugging around back breaking numbers of flags and other devices to stop the light from spreading and spilling, you should take a look at the LIGHTBRIDGE CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System), a lighting system based on lightweight aluminium reflectors that don’t spill. CRLS is used in cinematography but begs to be discovered by photographers.… Read More The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too