Photography News

  • Nikon Z6/Z7 books
    by [NR] admin on December 12, 2018 at 5:22 am

    The first Nikon Z6/Z7 books are already available on Amazon: Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon DE Amazon FR Amazon IT Amazon ES Amazon CA Amazon JP The post Nikon Z6/Z7 books appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The first Nikon D7200 books First Nikon D850 books available for pre-order The first Nikon D800 books […]

  • Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Lenovo's top 2-in-1 perfected - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on December 12, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C930, adding a trio of useful features that make this premium laptop tough to beat. […]

  • The new Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Dragonfly lens will begin shipping this week
    by [NR] admin on December 12, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Irix US authorized dealers will begin shipping the new 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Dragonfly full-frame DSLR lens by the end of this week. Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H Photo (Amazon will get their listings later this week). Technical specifications and MFT charts of the lens can be found here. Additional information on the new Irix 150mm […] The post The new Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Dragonfly lens will begin shipping this week appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens additional coverage The new Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens at Photokina Confirmed: Irix Dragonfly is a new macro lens […]

  • Kipon released MTF charts and sample photos from the new ELEGANT full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount
    by [NR] admin on December 12, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Kipon released the MTF charts and some sample photos from the new ELEGANT full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount - below you will find the wide open (f/2.4) MTF charts for each of the new lenses: The full set of apertures can be found here. Kipon ELEGANT lenses sample photos (with Nikon Z7): Kipon products are […] The post Kipon released MTF charts and sample photos from the new ELEGANT full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Kipon announced a new ELEGANT line of full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount The new Nikkor Z mirrorless lenses from Nikon (MTF charts comparisons) Kamlan plans to launch their first full-frame mirrorless lenses for Z-mount next year&nbs […]

  • In landscape photography, the spectacular can sometimes be very scary
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 12, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Although often thought of as peaceful and safe, landscape photography can nonetheless deliver some scares. In his latest video, photographer Nigel Danson offers us a behind the scenes look from his trip to the Faroe Islands, including a visit to the “scariest bridge” he’s ever been on. The islands are spectacular, offering incredible views from steep cliffs. Therein lies some of the terror, the drop-offs on the islands are often precipitous. While exploring cliffs with a Faroese photographer, Rannvá Joensen, the duo headed to the... (read more) […]

  • Nikon Z6/Z7 custom camera wrap
    by [NR] admin on December 11, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    A member of the Nikon Z6/Z7 Facebook group changed the appearance of his Nikon Z camera with this custom wrap (hopefully he will start selling it on eBay soon): For additional Nikon Z coverage, join the Nikon Z6/Z7 Facebook group and like the Nikon Z6/Z7 Facebook page. The post Nikon Z6/Z7 custom camera wrap appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Fotoopa’s unbelievable Nikon custom rig for capturing insects in flight Nikon 1 V1 custom grip giveaway Wrap up of today’s rumors […]

  • Nikon Museum exhibition showcases 60 rare prototype interchangeable lenses
    on December 11, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    A Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm f/11 prototype is mounted on the Nikon Z 7 via the Mount Adapter FTZ Nikon Museum is showcasing prototype interchangeable lenses from the 1950s to the 1980s in a special exhibition called "Prototype Lenses -- Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera." The exhibition opened on October 2 and includes around 60 prototype lenses created for SLR cameras, as well as images captured with 10 of the lenses and the Nikon Z7 camera. These prototype lenses were created to test and verify new lens designs, according to Nikon, and many were destroyed once testing was completed. For that reason, "there have been few opportunities to exhibit them to the general public," Nikon explains on its website, calling this a "very rare exhibition." According to Japanese website DC Watch, showcased lenses include the unreleased Nikkor-Q Auto 5cm F2.5, 1967 Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 6.3mm F2.8, 1961 Nikkor-S Auto 5cm F1.4 and 1958 Auto Nikkor Telephoto Zoom 85-250mm F4 […]

  • 2019 BMW 3 Series first drive review: Comeback kid - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on December 11, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    BMW’s new 3 Series isn’t perfect, but this compact sport sedan is a dynamic return to form. […]

  • Ho Ho Ho! Lenses for Sale! Cheap! Voigtlander and 80% off Meyer Optik!
    by Steve Huff on December 11, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Ho Ho Ho! Lenses for Sale! Cheap! Voigtlander and Meyer Optik! Hey all! I have a few Lenses for sale at great prices. If interested, email me at stevehuff1@icloud.com First come, first pay, first serve [... […]

  • 'Photographing The World 4' Behind the Scenes Episode 4
    by Lee Morris on December 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    In this episode of PTW 4 BTS, we knock out three different lessons with Elia, but the highlight of this episode and our entire trip out west is our hike up Angels Landing.  [More... […]

  • Another couple of days in Zion with photographer Ben Horne showcases the power of scenes within scenes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Earlier this month, we went behind the scenes with large-format film photographer Ben Horne as he made his annual autumn trip to Zion National Park. It’s a location of great significance to Horne on both personal and professional levels, and his love for the beautiful nature shows through in his work and his video diaries. Since sharing the video from his first day in Zion, Horne has published two more videos, highlighting his second and third days in Zion. His second day started with a pre-sunrise drive and hike and included... (read more) […]

  • Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Available Now for 595 Euros
    on December 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    The new Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is the most compact and lightest macro telephoto lens in its class. […]

  • Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition has HD screens on the back and the front, and 10GB of RAM - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on December 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Who needs a selfie camera when there's a second screen on the back of your phone? […]

  • The Sony RX100 Mark VI is a good video camera, but doesn’t advance the series
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Click here to read about the Sony RX100 VI's Video Features & Analysis It's hard to say that there is anything specifically wrong with the Sony RX100 VI because the primary difference between it and the Mark V is basically just the lens. But given its hefty $1200 price tag, it's hard to find a lot to truly love about this camera in late 2018. It does plenty right, since its predecessors already set the stage in many categories, but fails to further advance the series in any meaningful way. The internals of this popular... (read more) […]

  • Finally, You Can Buy Foldable V-Flats for Your Photo Studio
    by Lee Morris on December 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    You've probably read how you can make your own foldable v-flats, but finding high-quality foam can be difficult and you're lazy, so you're never going to get around to it anyway. Luckily, you can buy them prebuilt and have them shipped right to your door.  [More... […]

  • VSCO will retire desktop film emulation presets early next year
    on December 11, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Image software company VSCO has announced plans to become a fully mobile company. This process will involve retiring its existing desktop presets on March 1, 2019, VSCO revealed on its website, leaving users with the VSCO mobile app, mobile tools and presets, and the annual $19.99 membership. VSCO first launched in 2012 to offer film emulation presets on desktop. Soon after, the company launched a mobile app offering the film presets, which ultimately proved popular. VSCO has continued to offer both desktop and mobile products since then, but that will change early next year. 'While we honor our origins at VSCO, we’re also always moving forward,' the company says on its website. VSCO's desktop presets remain available for purchase for now. A total of eight film emulation packs are available, including 'Eclectic Films,' 'Instant Films,' and 'Modern Films.' Each preset pack costs $59 USD and is available for Adobe Lightroom CC, Classic CC, 6, 5, and 4, as well as ACR for PS CS6 […]

  • New Laowa 10-18mm FE lens in Stock for the first time in the USA
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 11, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The new Laowa 10-18mm FE zoom is in Stock for the first time in the USA via FocusCamera (Click here). Big software deals: Skylum officially launched Luminar 3 with Libraries (Click here). You can preorder it today with a $10 discount using our code “SAR“. Capture One 12 officially released. It adds a ton of […] The post New Laowa 10-18mm FE lens in Stock for the first time in the USA appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Automated Time-Lapses: Fstoppers Reviews BloomSky, the Weather Station for Photographers
    by Alex Cooke on December 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    What if you had a device that could create automatic time-lapses delivered to your phone every day while also giving you weather data for your home? Meet the BloomSky. [More... […]

  • Klipsch R5 Wireless targets the fitness buffs - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on December 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    These Bluetooth in-ear headphones will resist sweat, moisture and rain as you get your workout. […]

  • Analog is Left but Digital is Right?
    by Alex Jackson-Smith on December 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Having learned photography in the time of manual analog film cameras, I know digital feels different. And for me, it’s all about the “left and right of photography.” Analog photography is predominantly a left-handed pursuit but digital is predominantly right-handed. The question that begs to be asked is “what influence does this have on creativity?”. […]

  • In surprise move, you can now export Apple ProRes from Premiere Pro on a PC
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    This is one of those "never saw that coming" moments that are few and far between in the photo/video industry. In a shocking move, Adobe now offers support for exporting Apple ProRes on the Windows platform with today’s updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps. The apps that can now do this export regardless of PC or Mac operating system are Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC. The updates are available right now via the Creative Cloud desktop application. From Adobe: "Apple ProRes is a codec... (read more) […]

  • Joe McNally Spills the Beans Over Coffee on What it Takes to Make Great Images: Part 1
    by Douglas Turney on December 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Joe McNally — the name alone brings up so many thoughts of photography-related topics that could be written about. So, where does one begin when having a coffee with this world-famous photographer and storyteller? This is the thought that kept running through my mind on my 90-minute drive to have coffee with McNally and to talk about his work and life in the photography industry. [More... […]

  • Color spaces explained: Ensure your colors look great on all devices by selecting the right color profile
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Have you ever uploaded one of your images to the internet or had it printed and wondered why the colors looked completely different than they did on your display when you were working on the image? In many cases, this is due to an issue with color spaces and profiles. With a basic understanding of color spaces and how they work inside of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, you can avoid this issue in the future. The color space explanation video below comes to us from Aaron Nace of Phlearn and it breaks down the differences between LAB,... (read more) […]

  • Location of New Giant Cave Being Kept Secret to Thwart ‘Instagram Tourists’
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 11, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    A giant cave has been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, and the opening is large enough to fit the Statue of Liberty inside. But the location of the cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park is being kept a closely guarded secret in order to keep Instagram tourists away from the spot. The New York Times […]

  • Adobe updates Lightroom Classic and adds more supported cameras & lenses
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Adobe has added a few new features to Lightroom Classic such as customization of Develop Panel, Add to Collection option in auto-import settings, Grid Snap option in book module, other enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes. For a full list of all the cameras and lenses added to ACR, you can find the camera list here and the lens list here. Below we will show you all of the new updates in detail, as well as how you can set up some of the new customization features step-by-step. Customize your Develop... (read more) […]

  • Samsung and Huawei introduce the 'hole-punch' front camera in their latest smartphones
    on December 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Smartphone manufacturers are facing a dilemma these days. Consumers want a display that covers as much of the front of the device and has bezels that are as thin as possible. On the other hand some components, for example the front camera, proximity and light sensors or the earpiece have to be placed onto the front of the device as well to work efficiently, taking away some of the available real estate from the display. This has resulted in the much-dreaded display-"notch" as it was first popularized by the iPhone X and since then has appeared on most other high-end phones as well. Apple iPhone XR with display notch Samsung and Huawei are now going down a different route, however, with their new A8s and Honor View20 models, respectively. Both new smartphones feature a so-called 'hole-punch' front camera which is designed to be less obtrusive than a 'notch.' In this design the camera is hidden behind the display which comes with a small circular hole for the lens to peek through. It's […]

  • KIPON Unveils the First 3rd-Party Lenses for Canon R and Nikon Z
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    While the Canon EF and Nikon F lens mount ecosystems are teeming with 3rd-party lenses, the new Canon R and Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless lens mounts completely lacked 3rd-party glass… until now. The Chinese brand KIPON has announced that it’s the first out of the gate. KIPON’s new ELEGANT series of lenses will be the […]

  • Shooting Live Music with the mirrorless Nikon Z6 by Alexandra Shapiro 
    by Steve Huff on December 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Shooting Live Music with the mirrorless Nikon Z6 by Alexandra Shapiro  All Photos and Text by Alexandra Shapiro I recently tried out the Nikon Z6 while at Harlem Nights, a fun nightspot in Manhattan that [... […]

  • The View-Master Photography Promo
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Photographer Lians Jadan recently spent months brainstorming in hopes of creating an effective promo. He came up with the idea of sending out his work to prospective clients with a retro View-Master-style viewer. Jadan was aiming for “an idea that wouldn’t just get tossed in the trash or filed away,” and one that would bring […]

  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 released with support for Nikon Z6
    by [NR] admin on December 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    A quick update to my post from yesterday - Adobe also released Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 with support for the Nikon Z6. See also the full list of newly supported cameras and lenses. The latest Adobe CC plan rates can be found here (see also this page). You can get a free Lightroom CC trial on this page (no credit card required). […] The post Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 released with support for Nikon Z6 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic announced, D850 support for Lightroom 6 will come on October 26th Adobe Camera Raw released with Nikon Z6 support Adobe Lightroom Classic 7.2 and ACR 10.2 released (Photoshop 19.1.1 update pulled out because of error?) […]

  • Kipon announced 8 different Baveyes/focal reducers for Nikon Z-mount
    by [NR] admin on December 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Back in October I reported that Kipon is working on new tilt-shift and focal reducer lines for the Nikon Z mirrorless system. Today Kipon announced 8 different models Baveyes/focal reducers for new Nikon Z-mount: Baveyes Pentax645-Nikon Z 0.7x Baveyes Pentax67-Nikon Z 0.7x Baveyes MAMIYA645-Nikon Z 0.7x Baveyes Hasselblad V-Nikon Z 0.7x Baveyes Hasselblad V-EOS R […] The post Kipon announced 8 different Baveyes/focal reducers for Nikon Z-mount appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Shoten announces a new line of Nikon Z lens adapters Kipon announces a new line of Nikon Z lens adapters, tilt-shift and focal reducer lines are coming soon Kipon announced a new ELEGANT line of full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount […]

  • Adobe Camera Raw update brings support for latest mobile devices, Nikon Z6 and more
    on December 11, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Adobe has released the December update for its Camera Raw plug-in that allows you to edit and import Raw image files in Adobe applications, such as Photoshop, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, Photoshop Elements, After Effects, and Bridge. The list of newly supported cameras is heavily populated with smartphones and mobile devices. Apple latest iPhones XS, XS Max and XR are on the list as well as the company's 2018 iPad Pro models. In addition you'll now also be able to use Camera Raw with Raw files from Google's Pixel 3 models, the Huawei P9 Lite, LG G7 ThinQ and the Samsung models Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S6/S6 Edge. Camera models include Nikon's Z6 mirrorless camera and D3500 DSLR as well the Leica M10-D and P, in addition to a bunch of compact cameras. For a full list of supported cameras head to the Adobe Support Website. If you have an older version of an Adobe application that is not compatible with the latest version of Camera Raw you can still get Raw support for your […]

  • How the New Kodak Ektachrome E100 Compares to the Original
    by James Cater on December 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I recently did a comparison between old and new Kodak Ektachrome E100 film. But first an amusing story about how these two rolls met. Long story short: I left my job at a film lab to reconnect with someone I have loved for many years and haven’t seen for the last two. Just as I […]

  • VSCO is Discontinuing Its Desktop Film Simulations
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    VSCO exploded onto the photography scene back in 2012 with instantly popular Photoshop and Lightroom presets for accurately simulating various film stocks on RAW photos. But now the company is moving away from its origins: it just announced that its desktop presets are being discontinued. The announcement was posted to the company’s online store, where […]

  • How to work nondestructively with raw photos in Adobe Photoshop
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    For many photographers, Adobe Lightroom is a great way to edit their raw image files. It’s powerful, versatile and offers many organizational tools. However, Adobe Photoshop is also a proven way to open and process raw files alongside Adobe Camera Raw, which utilizes similar tools as you can find in Adobe Lightroom. An advantage of editing your raw images inside of Photoshop is that it’s a bit easier to create a nondestructive workflow, ensuring that you can go back to your original file at any time during the editing process. In... (read more) […]

  • Patent: Canon sensor tilt to offset image plane changes
    by Canon Rumors on December 11, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Here’s a patent that has been misinterpreted on a few websites out there, but Canon News has translated the patent correctly for us. This patent Read more... […]

  • Sony A7III and A7rIII firmware update will be re-released in mid December
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    In case you missed it: Sony confirmed it will re-release the 2.0 firmware update in mid December. Notification of system software updates for customers using the α7R III (ILCE-7RM3) and α7 III (ILCE-7M3) interchangeable lens digital cameras Thank you for using Sony products. It has come to our attention that the following issues may occur […] The post Sony A7III and A7rIII firmware update will be re-released in mid December appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Nikon Z6 First Impressions Review
    on December 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Nikon Z6 is one of two full-frame mirrorless cameras that Nikon introduced in August of 2018. It's very similar to its big brother, the Z7, with the main differences being the sensor (24MP vs 46MP) and the decrease in resolution that comes along with it. The Z6 also has fewer phase-detect autofocus points (273 vs 493) due to the lower-res sensor. Otherwise, you're getting the same rugged body, the same (mostly) familiar controls and access to a small but soon-to-grow collection of Z-mount lenses. Specs aside, the Z6 is for a very different audience than the Z7. The latter is for those seeking ultra-high resolution and would also be considering cameras like the Sony a7R III and Nikon D850. The Z6, on the other hand, is intended to be be more appealing to those looking to upgrade from crop-sensor cameras or previous-generation full-frame DSLRs. The Z6 will ultimately be compared to its DSLR sibling, the D750 (which is getting on in years, but still very capable). While the two […]

  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee review: Affordable adventuring - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on December 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Jeep's compact SUV is the most adventurous in its segment. […]

  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount Review
    on December 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount is a very fast moderate wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. Priced at £649.99 / $899.99, read our Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount review to find out if it's the best 35mm lens for Sony shooters... […]

  • From capture to print: Misty & moody photography with Thomas Heaton
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Last week, photographer Thomas Heaton headed to the Peak District and did some misty early morning landscape photography. The weather was very foggy, which leads to moody scenes. When shooting in fog, you lose a lot of fine detail and sharpness in the scene, but by leaning into the conditions, you can capture images with a ton of atmosphere. As is often the case with landscape photography, the best shots are captured when you work with the conditions rather than fight against them. This photo trip was not only special for its... (read more) […]

  • That’s weird: New versions of the FE 28mm f/2 have been “secretly” improved?
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 11, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Well this is quite an interesting finding. One of our reader shared it: I am Le Minh Bui from Vietnam. I want to share with you a surprise. A friend of mine accidentally found out that there are different versions of FE 28mm f/2 that show a huge change in the sunstar effect. He borrowed […] The post That’s weird: New versions of the FE 28mm f/2 have been “secretly” improved? appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • New exclusive deals for European and Australian readers (A6500, E-mount lenses and RX cameras)
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 11, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Today we got new Sony deals for our European and Australian readers: Today only save on the Zeiss 16-70mm, A6500 and RX10M3 sold on this special Amazon Germany page (Click here). And there is a new larger Stock of discounted Sandisk cards sold again by Amazon Germany. And for Australian offer we have an exclusive […] The post New exclusive deals for European and Australian readers (A6500, E-mount lenses and RX cameras) appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 11, 2018 at 6:19 am

    The Best Sony Portrait Lenses: Sony 90mm 2.8G Macro Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Sigma 56mm f/1.4 UNBOXING + Photo Samples (Jason Vong). Dark and Cold Outside? Try Tethering Inside! (Explora).. Sony 24-70mm f/4 Review (Enthusiastphotoblog) Zonlai 50mm F1.4 review at SonyAlphaBlog. Voigtlander VM […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Adobe Camera Raw released with Nikon Z6 support
    by [NR] admin on December 11, 2018 at 5:44 am

    A new version of Adobe Camera Raw was released with support for the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera (see the full list of supported cameras and lenses). The current Adobe CC plan prices can be found here (see also this page). You can get a free Lightroom CC trial on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different […] The post Adobe Camera Raw released with Nikon Z6 support appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7.4 release candidate does support the Nikon D7100 Adobe released Camera Raw 7.1 release candidate with Nikon D4/D800 support Adobe Lightroom 4.2, Camera Raw 7.2 released with support for the latest Nikon products […]

  • Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens now in stock, first reviews already online
    by [NR] admin on December 11, 2018 at 3:45 am

    One more Sigma-related post today: the new Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is already shipping and is currently in stock at B&H Photo (back-ordered at Adorama). Most of the reviews available online are for the Canon version of the lens, but a reader sent me his review of the Nikon version. Here are some sample photos: (direct link to flickr) Get […] The post Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens now in stock, first reviews already online appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Specifications of the upcoming Sigma lenses (28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3) 4 new Sigma lenses for Nikon F-mount leaked online: 28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 First Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens reviews (now in stock) […]

  • Behind the scenes in Dubai with portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 11, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk recently headed from Canada to Dubai to host a workshop along with photographer Andras Schram. In the video below, we go behind the scenes with Rudnyk on a lovely natural light photoshoot in a desert in Dubai. Rudnyk went with her typical combination, which is a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens. Despite utilizing natural light, she was able to shoot wide open at f/1.2, which can sometimes be challenging in bright light. She worked with the model in different... (read more) […]

  • 2019 Porsche Macan first drive review: Why mess with success? - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on December 10, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    The Porsche Macan gets a number of updates for 2019, but it's still the same top-notch performance SUV it's always been. […]

  • Chinese lens maker Kipon releases five f/2.4 prime lenses for Nikon and Canon mirrorless cameras
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Chinese lens company Kipon has released five lenses for the new mirrorless Nikon Z and Canon R lens mounts. These are among the first third-party lenses to be announced for the new full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The lenses have already been made available on Amazon for other mounts, including Sony mirrorless cameras. The lenses are from Kipon’s Elegant series and are all prime lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.4. The lenses are also all manual focus optics. From widest to longest, the lenses are the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm,... (read more) […]

  • A Fantastic Photoshop Shortcut: Opacity Keys
    by Scott Mason on December 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Photoshop is a complex program that takes years to master. And even after you've spent countless hours learning the ins and outs, surprising new shortcuts are a pleasure to discover. [More... […]

  • How Starting a YouTube Channel Got Me Out of a Creative Rut
    by Zac Henderson on December 10, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    For years, I considered myself purely a stills photographer. I resisted video like the plague. Little did I know that creating a YouTube channel to document an unrelated project would promote my creativity in ways I couldn't predict. [More... […]

  • Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-On + Gallery: At last, a bright telephoto prime for Fuji shooters
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-on If you're a Fujifilm photographer and you've been patiently waiting for a long, bright telephoto prime lens for your work in the field, that wait is now over. I recently had the chance to take the new XF 200mm f/2 WR into the field for a few days shooting and have an initial gallery and some general shooting notes for your initial inspection and perusal. Taking the lens and the supplied 1.4x teleconverter in search of wildlife along the coast with the popular Fujifilm... (read more) […]

  • Sigma announces pricing and availability of its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    More than two months after first showing it off at Photokina 2018, Sigma has announced its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens will be available by the end of December 2018. The lens, which rounds out the signature F2.8 trio alongside Sigma's 14-24mm F2.8 and 24-70mm F2.8, will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts. It's constructed of 22 elements including one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) element and nine F Low Dispersion (FLD) elements alongside an 11-blade aperture diaphragm and 1.2m (1.31yds) minimum focusing distance. Following suit with most of Sigma's other lenses in its Global Vision lineup, the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens comes in at a discount compared to its Canon and Nikon counterparts. Sigma has set the retail price at $1,499 USD, a full $600 cheaper than Canon's 70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM lens and exactly a thousand dollars cheaper than Nikon's 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens. The 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens is available for pre-order on B&H […]

  • Two Minute Tips: Why a wider focal length is not the cause of distortion in your portraits
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Conventional wisdom often states that the focal length of your lens affects how a subject appears, especially with respect to how a person appears in a portrait. Photographer David Bergman argues in the latest episode of Two Minute Tips for Adorama that this is wrong and that a wider focal length doesn't necessarily result in unflattering portraits. You’ve likely heard people rally against using a wide-angle lens for portraits because it isn’t flattering. What is actually happening here is that when comparing portraits shot at... (read more) […]

  • HP Chromebook x2 review: Gives Surface Pro, Pixel Slate, iPad Pro a run for their money - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on December 10, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    The x2 strikes a nearly perfect balance between laptop and tablet -- at a Chromebook price. […]

  • Abstract and Extreme: Close-Up Photographs of Butterfly Wings Made From Thousands of Images
    by Michael B. Stuart on December 10, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    As cameras get better and more capable, it has become easier than ever to capture an amazing photo. But for some photographers, pushing possibilities beyond comprehension is the only way to roll. Check out the amazing results produced by combining over 2,000 carefully focus stacked images of butterfly wings. [More... […]

  • DxO PhotoLab 2.1 update brings file indexing feature to macOS, better search for Windows
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    DxO launched its PhotoLab 2 in late October, and now it is back with an update to version 2.1. The updated photo editing software brings the file indexing feature to macOS that was previously only available to Windows users. As well, the Windows version of PhotoLab 2.1 now includes a more detailed search history, including one-click access to past image searches when in a new session. DxO PhotoLab 2.1 features an optimized database architecture that improves the editor's image management system, the end result being "significantly faster searches," according to the company. In addition to the new features and improvements, PhotoLab 2.1 adds support for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, Fujifilm X-A5, and Nikon Z7, as well as the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F4 S and the NIKKOR F FX lens. DxO plans to add support for the NIKKOR Z 35mm F1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 50mm F1.8 S early next year. The company is working on adding support for the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone, Nikon Z6, Canon EOS R, Canon EOS M50, Fujifilm GFX […]

  • A Guide To Surf Photography: Tips and Techniques
    by Richard Johnston on December 10, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    It always takes time to really master any craft that you choose, and the same rings true for surf photography. I have spent countless hours in and out of the water over the years with the aim to improve my surfing pictures each time I enter the water. I find that no matter how much […]

  • Kipon first to announce third-party native RF mount lenses for the EOS R system
    by Canon Rumors on December 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    KIPON has announced the ELEGANT series of lenses, the first third-party series for both new Nikon Z mount and Canon RF mount cameras. The five new Read more... […]

  • DIY Lighting Performance Boosters
    by Markus Klinko on December 10, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    For many years, I have been modifying and adapting lighting and camera equipment to better fit my style of shooting. The process of altering lighting gear, as well as combining products that were not originally intended to work together, is of particular importance to me these days, as I constantly mix and match the best […]

  • Buggy: The Five Pros and Cons of Blackmagic’s New Pocket Cinema Camera
    by Stephen Kampff on December 10, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Blackmagic has promised to deliver a cinema camera like no other. Have they got it right? [More... […]

  • Canon to Unveil 5-Axis In-Body IS in Next EOS R Camera: Report
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 10, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Canon officially joined the full-frame mirrorless camera wars back in September with its new EOS R, but one of the glaring omissions from the features list was in-body image stabilization (IBIS). But that may soon change: Canon will reportedly be including IBIS in the next EOS R camera. Canon Rumors is hearing from a “pretty […]

  • Kipon announces five 'Elegant' F2.4 prime lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts
    on December 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Lens and lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has announced a new series of lenses for the latest Canon and Nikon full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Elegant series, as it's called, consists of five prime lenses in the following focal lengths and apertures: 24mm F2.4, 35mm F2.4, 50mm F2.4, 75mm F2.4 and 90mm F2.4. Each lens comes in both Nikon Z and Canon RF mount options and is entirely manual. The lenses features a focus ring, a physical aperture dial, and focus guide markings. The exact optical construction of each lens remains unknown, as the press release is vague and short on details. The lenses will be available by the end of December 2018 with the following pricing: • 24mm F2.4 — $499 USD • 35mm F2.4 — $468 USD • 50mm F2.4 — $325 USD • 75mm F2.4 — $355 USD • 90mm F2.4 — $386 USD Although not currently available for purchase, the lenses will be listed on Kipon's Adorama and eBay shop when they become hit shelves later this […]

  • My first time Astro Shooting in Sedona with the Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master!
    by Steve Huff on December 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    My first time Astro Shooting in Sedona with the Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master! Hey guys! Happy Monday (is there such a thing)? This past weekend I was in Sedona with five or six photographer [... […]

  • Human vs Machine: Can This AI Retouch Photos Better Than You?
    by Scott Norris on December 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Artificial intelligence is no longer a new concept in photography. Complex algorithms allow machines to choose auto contrast and exposure settings in all modern editing software. They’re getting better all the time. What I haven’t seen before however, is a tool that successfully automates face retouching. Until now, that is. Full disclosure: This article was […]

  • Looking for Supplemental Income from Stock Photography? Be Sure to Get Releases.
    by Brian Matiash on December 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    One of the first things I learned early on after becoming a full-time photographer is the importance of establishing a diversity of revenue streams. I’m not a traditional commercial photographer whose brand is predominantly focused in one area, or specialty, such as booking client gigs (weddings, maternity, etc), shooting products photography for companies, or catering to the swath of people who need headshots. [More... […]

  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens officially released, available for pre-order
    by [NR] admin on December 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Today Sigma officially released their latest 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports full-frame DSLR lens. The price is $1,499 and pre-orders are already open at B&H Photo (Adorama and Amazon will come up soon too). For comparison, the latest Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E version is now selling for $2,496.95 (with the current lens rebates). Update - UK pre-order links: […] The post Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens officially released, available for pre-order appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:4 new Sigma lenses for Nikon F-mount leaked online: 28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 Specifications of the upcoming Sigma lenses (28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3) Sigma 28mm f/1.4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses pricing and availability […]

  • Kipon Elegant Full-frame Lenses for Nikon Z mount and Canon R Cameras
    on December 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Kipon are the world's first third-party manufacturer to release new lenses for the Nikon Z and Canon R full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The new Kipon Elegant range of lenses will feature 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 optics. […]

  • Sigma announces release of their new $1,500 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports pro telephoto zoom
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    First revealed at Photokina, Sigma has announced that their new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be hitting store shelves later this month. The new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom will join two other f/2.8 zoom lenses, the 14-24mm and 24-70mm Art lenses, to complete the standard pro-zoom trio. While a “Sports” lens, the new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens delivers the optical formula found in Sigma’s “Art” lenses, while including the rugged and weatherproof build quality of the company's "Sports" lenses. The lens is built... (read more) […]

  • Egypt Furious Over Nude Photo Shoot Atop Great Pyramid
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Egypt has launched an investigation after a Danish photographer released photos and a video showing himself and a woman climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza and doing a nude photo shoot at the top. Photographer Andreas Hvid released the images December 7th, stating that he and “a friend” climbed the pyramid in November. “Fearing to […]

  • Sigma Ships Its Most Anticipated Global Vision Lens of the Year – The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens
    by Canon Rumors on December 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Ronkonkoma, NY – December 10, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced the Read more... […]

  • AirMap announces real-time geofencing alerts on Android, iOS for DJI drones
    on December 10, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Airspace management company AirMap announced the release of real-time geofencing alerts in its AirMap for Drones mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The new feature alerts pilots visually and/or verbally when their drone is approaching airspace that is unsafe or areas where drone flying is not permitted. AirMap uses data from organizations such as civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers and local authorities to build its databases and airspace maps. AirMap says real-time geofencing will soon get the ability to prevent drones from entering unsafe operating area or leaving its flight path, instead of just sending out alerts. Pilots will have to opt in to activate this function. In addition to implementing real-time geofencing alerts in its own app, AirMap is also making the feature available to other developers and OEMs as a mobile SDK for iOS and Android, allowing them to 'to build services enhancing flight safety, compliance and overall experience […]

  • Today only: the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is $350 off
    by [NR] admin on December 10, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    B&H has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount on sale ($350 off) as a part of their Deal Zone. This offer is valid only for today. Update #1: get another $50 off with coupon code YOUGO2BH at B&H only Update #2: this deal is now also available at Adorama. Check […] The post Today only: the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is $350 off appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Now in stock: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount Sigma to announce a new 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens for Nikon F mount Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock […]

  • Band of Brothers: The Lives and Deaths of War Photographers
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 10, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    CBS Sunday Morning just aired this 9-minute segment that looks into the world of war photography, in which photojournalists risk life and limb to document the violence of war up close. Reporter Ted Koppel looks at former New York Times photographer Mike Kamber’s efforts to educate youth about photojournalism through his Bronx Documentary Center, the […]

  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Price Announced
    on December 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Sigma today announced the pricing and availability of the highly anticipated flagship Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens. […]

  • GoPro moving production of U.S.-bound action cameras out of China, cites concerns over tariffs
    on December 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    GoPro announced today it will be moving camera production out of China for cameras destined for the U.S. market. In a press release shared this morning, GoPro stated that while its cameras bound for the international market will continue to be made in China, gear destined for the United States will be moved elsewhere by summer 2019, citing concern over the recent tariffs put in place as a part of the trade war that's been brewing between the U.S. and China. 'Today's geopolitical business environment requires agility, and we're proactively addressing tariff concerns by moving most of our US-bound camera production out of China,' says Brian McGee, executive vice president and CFO of GoPro in the press release. 'We believe this diversified approach to production can benefit our business regardless of tariff implications.' McGee assured consumers and investors alike the move will have little impact on GoPro's financials, saying 'It’s important to note that we own our own production […]

  • Pushed to the Limit: Kodak Portra 3 Stops Over
    by James Cater on December 10, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    At night, it can be especially difficult getting enough light to shoot film. There are no color emulsions with speeds higher than ISO 800, and most stocks don’t even exceed 400. Pushing enables you to add sensitivity past the recommended ‘box speed’ of your film. Most labs adhere to the conventional wisdom: film has a […]

  • Sigma 56mm f1.4 review
    by Gordon Laing on December 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Sigma 56mm f1.4 is a short-telephoto lens available for Sony E (APSC) or Micro Four Thirds mounts, on which it delivers equivalent coverage of 84 or 112mm respectively. The focal length and bright f1.4 focal ratio make it ideal for events as well as street or tighter urban views. Find out why it's become a favourite in my review!… The post Sigma 56mm f1.4 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C sample gallery
    on December 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary is a welcome addition to the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount lens lineups, combining a sensible sub-$500 price tag and excellent performance. On Sony's APS-C mirrorless cameras it offers an 85mm equivalent view, a favorite for portraits. Take a look at what it can do. See our Sigma 56mm F1.4 sample gallery […]

  • 5 axis IBIS coming to next Canon EOS R series camera [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on December 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    One of the biggest features missing from the first Canon EOS R for a lot of people is in-body image stabilization. Canon has always been Read more... […]

  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount Review
    on December 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount is a very fast standard prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. Priced at £599.99 / $949.99, read our Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount review to find out if it's the best 50mm lens for Sony shooters... […]

  • Video: What is DX encoding and how did it become an industry standard in the analog age?
    on December 9, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Have you ever wondered what those silver rectangles on the side of film cassettes are? They're called Camera Auto Sensing (CAS) codes and they're part of DX encoding, an industry standard first announced by Kodak in March 1983. While DX encoding might be common knowledge for some DPReview readers, others — particularly the younger crowd — might not know what DX encoding is, how it works and what it took to become an industry standard. These exact questions and more are answered and explained by Azriel Knight of the YouTube channel This Old Camera. In the six minute video, the first in a new series he's calling This Old Camera Xtra, he explains how Kodak introduced DX encoding, the purpose of the individual rectangles and how it became an ANSI and I3A standard that nearly all of the photography industry adopted, even though certain companies were a little hesitant to adopt. You can find more of Azriel's videos by subscribing to his YouTube channel or following him on […]

  • New Videos Show Donald Trump Should (Still) Fire His Video Team
    by Wasim Ahmad on December 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Donald Trump has been on a tear lately on Twitter when it comes to social video. The problem is, he’s doing it all wrong. [More... […]

  • Man’s Life Ruined by Instagram After Outstretched Arms Get Stuck While Posing for Ironic Picture
    by Andy Day on December 9, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    A man from Egoton, England has had his life ruined after his outstretched arms became stuck while posing for a selfie at the top of a mountain. [More... […]

  • How I Shot My College Football Team Portraits in a Tiny Office
    by Eli Dreyfuss on December 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    In this behind the scenes article, see how I set up my studio in the athletics office of my school and shot a series of intense portraits of my college football team.  [More... […]

  • Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR sample gallery
    on December 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The 250mm F4 is Fujifilm's longest lens for its medium-format system. It's equivalent to about 200mm on a 35mm full-frame format camera, and we put it to work on some portraits as well as some scenes around Seattle's waterfront – take a look. See our Fujifilm 250mm F4 sample gallery […]

  • New Nikon lens-only rebates are now live
    by [NR] admin on December 9, 2018 at 5:07 am

    The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live (see the dedicated page at B&H): Nikon DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon DX Micro 40mm f/2.8G $40 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon DX 35mm f/1.8G $30off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $70 off: […] The post New Nikon lens-only rebates are now live appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new Nikon lens rebates are now live Nikkor lens-only rebates are now live (plus new Nikon D7500 savings) The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now liv […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #500
    by [NR] admin on December 9, 2018 at 2:20 am

    → The 2019 Photokina show is canceled, Photokina 2020 dates announced: May 27-30, 2020. → The Sea & Sea MDX-Z7 underwater housing is now available for purchase. → New: Metz Mecablitz M360 flash for Nikon cameras. → October CIPA numbers: still worse than past years. → Nikon released IPTC Preset Manager Version 1.1.0. → The full […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #500 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 Weekly Nikon news flash #495 […]

  • The latest versions of Capture One, DxO PhotoLab and Silkypix support the Nikon Z6/Z7
    by [NR] admin on December 9, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Capture One 12 announced with support for the Nikon Z7 and Z6 cameras. DxO PhotoLab 2.1 added support for the Nikon Z7 and Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens. The Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S and 50mm f/1.8 S modules will be available in early 2019 (press release). The latest version of Silkypix supports the […] The post The latest versions of Capture One, DxO PhotoLab and Silkypix support the Nikon Z6/Z7 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Capture NX2 2.4.7 released with Yosemite support Nikon reports possible View NX-i image data corruption when using Nikon Transfer 2 on the latest versions of macOS Sierra Yes, the new Nikon NX-D software is made by Silkypix […]

  • Sony removes a7/R III firmware version 2.0 from its website, says it's 'working on the issue'
    on December 8, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Two months after releasing firmware version 2.0 for its a7 III (Windows, MacOS) and a7R III (Windows, MacOS) mirrorless cameras, Sony has removed the firmware update from its website. At the top of the download pages for Sony's a7 III and a7R III firmware, an update read: IMPORTANT: We apologize for the inconvenience, but the release of this software update has been delayed. We are working on the issue and will release the update as soon as possible. (Added on 12-07-2018) In an announcement post on the Sony UK website, Sony explains the firmware has been pulled due to two issues: 1. In rare cases, your α7R III or α7 III model may stop functioning while writing RAW data onto an SD card that has already been used multiple times.2. With the α7R III, taking a picture while using the Auto Review function may occasionally cause the camera to stop responding. The announcement says Sony 'will provide updated system software addressing the above issues in mid-December.' […]

  • Understanding How Sensor Size Affects Depth of Field
    by Nando Harmsen on December 8, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Most photographers have started with a crop camera when digital photography was introduced. Only after a few years, the full frame cameras became affordable and that is the moment when all the discussions about the effect of depth of field and crop sensors started, often with the mentioning of physics laws and mathematical calculations. Let’s try to find out with some real world examples. [More... […]

  • The World’s First Titanium Hollow Tripod Ballhead. Price Tag: $499
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    The Denver-based tripod maker Colorado Tripod Company has announced the world’s first hollow titanium ballhead. It’s called the Highline Ballhead Titanium, and it’s designed to be ultra-light, ultra-strong, and ultra-versatile. “Although the process of extracting titanium from its ore is costly, designers consider it valuable enough for specialty applications such as aerospace, where its combination […]

  • Sleep Number 360 review: This $7,600 smart bed isn't smart enough - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on December 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Sleep Number's pricey 360 Smart Bed tells you how you slept, but it needs to do much more. […]

  • WinkBed with coolControl review: A comfortable bed with a frustrating app - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on December 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    The WinkBed may comfort you with temperature-treated air, but its app is pure frustration. […]

  • Beautyrest SmartMotion Base 3.0 review: Get a custom night's sleep at the touch of a button - CNET
    by Molly Price on December 8, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    From massage to zero gravity and USB chargers, Beautyrest brings it all to the SmartMotion Base 3.0. […]

  • Eight Mars+ review: A smart mattress cover for your most connected night of sleep - CNET
    by Ashlee Clark Thompson on December 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    This Wi-Fi-connected mattress tracks your sleep and works with connected lights, thermostats and more so you can customize your sleep routine. […]

  • Astrophotography: How to Photograph the Stars
    by Richard Johnston on December 8, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Before we get started, it’s essential to understand that astrophotography takes time and practice in order to achieve good results, so don’t get frustrated if you don’t nail it on the first go. When it comes to photographing the night sky there isn’t an exact setting which is going to achieve the same results across […]

  • Is It Time to Replace That Cheap Old Lens?
    by Scott Mason on December 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    If you own a cheap older lens, go back to the first set of images you captured with it, then compare those to images shot recently with that same lens. You might be surprised by how much better those old images look. [More... […]

  • Leviton Decora Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Cheap, plug-in smarts for Alexa and Google Assistant - CNET
    by Ry Crist on December 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    This $30 smart plug puts anything you plug into it under Alexa's or Google Assistant's control. […]

  • 5 Killer Features and 14 Weaknesses of Sony Mirrorless Cameras
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Camera reviewer Michael Andrew (AKA Michael the Maven) has quite a bit of experience in shooting with Sony mirrorless cameras, and he decided to share what he believes are 5 killer features and 14 weaknesses that you’ll find in the lineup. 5 Killer Features #1. Sensor Design: The backside-illuminated sensors in Sony cameras are among […]

  • Borderline Stupidity Saved My Photography Trip
    by Mike O'Leary on December 8, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    A few weeks ago, I spent two days in Doha, the capital of Qatar, especially to shoot some of its amazing architecture. And due to a little serendipitous oversight, I ended up getting exactly what I wanted. [More... […]

  • Kipon announced a new ELEGANT line of full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount
    by [NR] admin on December 8, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Kipon announced a new ELEGANT series of full-frame mirrorless lenses designed for Nikon Z and Canon R mirrorless cameras: Kipon Elegant 24mm/f2.4 ($499) Kipon Elegant 35mm/f2.4 ($468) Kipon Elegant 50mm/f2.4 ($325) Kipon Elegant 75mm/f2.4 ($355) Kipon Elegant 90mm/f2.4 ($386) Shipping is expected to start in late December 2018. Kipon products are sold at Adorama, Amazon and eBay. Kipon already has […] The post Kipon announced a new ELEGANT line of full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Kipon released MTF charts and sample photos from the new ELEGANT full-frame mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount Two new Kipon Nikon Z autofocus adapters to be announced in early 2019 Kamlan plans to launch their first full-frame mirrorless lenses for Z-mount next year&nbs […]

  • DPReview TV: the 2018 DPReview Awards
    on December 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    With the launch of full-frame mirrorless systems from two of the industry's biggest players, it's safe to say that this was an especially busy year for the camera world. It's not an easy job picking out the strongest products and innovations in such a year, but we endeavored to do just that for our yearly DPReview Awards. This year, Chris and Jordan joined us to help celebrate what we think is the best gear of the past 365 days. See all of our award winners and runners-up, and get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! Introduction Compact/Fixed Lens of the Year Zoom Lens of the Year Prime Lens of the Year Video Accessory of the Year Accessory of the Year Innovation of the Year Consumer Stills/Video Hybrid Camera of the Year Entry Level Camera of the Year Midrange Camera of the Year High End Camera of the Year Smartphone of the Year Prosumer Drone of the Year Product of the Year Outro […]

  • Firmware Friday: Better streaming for Panasonic AJ-PX270; Nikon resurrects IPTC Preset Manager
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 8, 2018 at 4:29 am

    This week's Firmware Friday is one of our briefest in recent memory, with news from just two companies. We'll thus keep the update equally brief, and get down to the news from Nikon and Panasonic. (Not shooting gear from either company? Perhaps you'd like a preview of Adobe Lightroom-rival Luminar 3's upcoming release with libraries function, or a look at the just-released DxO PhotoLab 2.1 update.) Panasonic AJ-PX270 We'll kick things off this week with Panasonic, as its version 36.72 update for the AJ-PX270 video camera... (read more) […]

  • New Nikon lens-only rebates coming this weekend in the US
    by [NR] admin on December 8, 2018 at 1:23 am

    On Sunday Nikon will introduce new lens-onky rebates on the following Nikkor lenses: Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED: $200 off Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G: $40 off Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: $70 off Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR: $100 off Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED […] The post New Nikon lens-only rebates coming this weekend in the US appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon lens rebates are coming back this weekend in the US The Nikon “lens-only” rebates are coming back this weekend Nikon to launch new lens-only rebates in the US this weekend […]

  • Canon patent shows off EOS M speedbooster-style adapter for EF lenses
    on December 7, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    This diagram from the patent shows the optical construction of the Converter Adapter (labelled CL) with a Master Lens (labelled ML) in front of it. A new patent application filed by Canon, and first detailed on Canon News, lays out the schematics for its own version of a speedbooster adapter that would enable Canon EOS M users to adapt EF lenses onto the EF-M mount. Japanese patent application 2018-189864 details an adapter that includes both a 0.8x focal length reducer, as well as a 'variable flare cutter.' As with the speedbooster adapters, Canon's adapter would use a series of lenses to reduce much of the full-frame field of view onto an APS-C sensor, such as those used inside Canon's EOS M cameras. Where things get interesting is that Canon isn't stopping there. Similar to how Canon has introduced a line of EF to RF adapters with added features, including an integrated control dial and drop-in ND/CPL filters, the adapter detailed in this patent adds yet another component: an […]

  • How to Bring Back the Legacy Transform Tool and Undo Shortcut in Photoshop CC 2019
    by Burak Erzincanli on December 7, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Photoshop CC 2019 launched with plenty of new features, but many users have already started to complain about the radical changes in some tools and shortcuts. Luckily, you can revert those settings and use those tools and shortcuts in legacy mode. [More... […]

  • Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board is asking visitors to stop geotagging photos
    on December 7, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    In Wyoming, United States, the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board has launched a campaign imploring visitors to stop the use of geolocation tags when sharing photos of their outdoor adventures online. As Vox recently pointed out in a video titled What happens when nature goes viral, geotagged photos have become a major issue for landmarks around the world. When photos posted to Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks are geotagged, knowingly or otherwise, it makes it easier than ever for new people to seek out the exact same location and have their own turn at taking a photo, only adding to the problem. While it might not seem like a problem, the influx of visitors to many of these locations has caused a dramatic change in the environment, physically and otherwise. In Vox's example, Horseshoe Bend outside of Page, Arizona, United States, has seen an increase in visitors it isn't capable of sustaining — at least not without dramatic physical changes to improve the […]

  • Benefits of a Client VIP Group Versus Facebook Page
    by Jennifer Tallerico on December 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Boudoir photographers are constantly on social media's radar. Images are flagged daily even if they are subtle. With numerous lingerie ads being approved daily, boudoir photographers have been working to get an answer on why this type of photography is still considered against Facebook policy. [More... […]

  • Great Destinations to Practice Underwater Photography
    by Joanna Lentini on December 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Are you new to underwater photography, or need to brush up a bit? Unsure where to get your feet wet first? While there are many ideal places around the world that are perfect for beginners, I've compiled a few of the spots that I love for their calm conditions, easy entries, and photographic opportunities. [More... […]

  • 2019 Audi E-Tron first drive review: A worry-free, all-EV SUV - Roadshow
    by Tim Stevens on December 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    The year 2019 will mark the entry of many new players into the luxury electric car space. With Tesla paving the way and Jaguar impressing us last year, now it's Audi's turn to strut its stuff. […]

  • Robert Frank on Shooting His Seminal Photo Book, ‘The Americans’
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 7, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shared this 3.5-minute video in which renowned American photographer Robert Frank talks about how he shot his seminal 1958 photo book, The Americans. Reflecting on various photos from the project, Frank shares insights into the process behind the shots. Here’s the book’s description on Amazon: First published in […]

  • Filmborn film camera app updated with new presets, iOS 12 support and bug fixes
    on December 7, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Seattle-based Mastin Labs has released a large update for Filmborn, its camera app for iOS, adding additional film looks, free access to all current editing tools, support for iOS 12 and the three newest iPhone models and updates to the original film preset appearances. Filmborn provides iPhone users with true-to-film presets that give images captured by the phone a realistic film appearance. Users are able to create up to three in-app camera kits containing customized specifications, as well as adjust exposure and white balance using gestures and curves using Filmborn's Custom Curves tool. Other features includes last photo review, live film previews, and highlight clipping. Version 1.4 update makes all of those tools free for users who purchase Filmborn. The app's size and user interface have both been optimized, performance and responsiveness have been improved, and Mastin Labs has added haptic feedback for tool buttons when pressed in Camera view. A number of bug fixes are […]

  • On Attitudes, Arrogance, and Choice in Photography
    by Ludwig Hagelstein on December 7, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Whenever PetaPixel has published an article about chemical photography in recent months, it has been met with a plethora of malicious, if not even downright hateful, comments. They’re left by photographers who claim that only they may decide on how other photographers, their colleagues, or even hobbyists who simply enjoy photography for what it is […]

  • Did You Know Adobe Photoshop Has Free Design Resources?
    by Anete Lusina on December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    If you're using the monthly Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop package, make sure you make the most for your money and have looked at the free available resources to help you design, from collages to branding mock-ups. [More... […]

  • Leica CL ‘Street Kit’
    on December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica CL ‘Street Kit’ for photographers of all skill levels seeking a compact yet high-performance system camera and lens. The kit includes the small and versatile Leica CL system camera and a Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lens, which together form a set ideal for photographers who covet intuitive handling, iconic industrial design and the storied Leica Look. The lightweight kit is perfect for travel and daily excursions, and comes outfitted in classic anodized black finish with an ergonomically designed handgrip, premium black leather carrying strap and convenient second camera battery. The Leica CL ‘Street Kit’ is available beginning today at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $4,195. […]

  • Review: Is the 7artisans 50mm f/1.1 an Affordable Noctilux or No Luck?
    by James Cater on December 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Is it too good to be true? A cheap M mount lens that goes all the way to f/1.1? Does the $369 7artisans 50mm f/1.1 lens belongs in the bargain bin or on your camera? From what I have been reading on forums and reviews sites, people either think this lens is brilliant OR the […]

  • Behind the Scenes of a Year’s Worth of Street Photography
    by Simon King on December 7, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve been using some version of “street” photography as practice and exercise for all areas of my photography since I started taking it seriously in 2015, but I’ve never been as focused and regimented about honing my approach to street photography every day as I have been since the start of 2018, when I decided to […]

  • Could This Be the Perfect Camera Bag for Smaller Jobs?
    by Patrick Hall on December 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Most photographers have invested in several camera bags over their career. Often, you need something that can hold everything including the kitchen sink, but other times, you might want something a bit more stylish and compact. Today, I check out one of the most compact yet stylish bags I've ever reviewed: the Wotancraft Sniper Backpack. [More... […]

  • Apple iPhone XS review: The luxury-upgrade iPhone - CNET
    by Scott Stein on December 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    We'd recommend the iPhone XR first, but here's what the XS brings to the table. […]

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review
    on December 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The new Canon PowerShot SX70 HS super-zoom camera features a 65x zoom lens with a massive focal range of 21-1365mm, a new 20 megapixel image sensor, Digic 8 processor, 4K video recording, 10fps burst shooting, 3 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full manual controls, RAW format support, and built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Read our Canon SX70 HS review now to discover if this is the ultimate all-rounder camera... […]

  • Colorado Tripod Company introduces 'world’s first titanium tripod system'
    on December 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    The Colorado Tripod Company has introduced what it claims is the world’s first titanium tripod system, with a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Not only does the use of titanium make the ball heads lightweight and strong, but the design of the heads also allows the camera to drop to the side below the usual 90 degrees seen in other heads. The Highline ballhead will be available in either titanium or aluminum. The titanium model will feature a hollow ball to reduce weight. Both versions will have a locking force of 54lb and will offer left-handed controls that allow users to hold the camera and shoot with the right hand. The titanium model will weigh less than 340g (12oz), while in aluminium the same unit weighs 510g (18oz). To accompany these heads a new line of titanium and carbon fibre legs have also been introduced. The company says that by CNC machining from a solid block of titanium it can make its metal parts stronger than manufacturers that use metal casting. […]

  • Today only: 10% off eBay coupon
    by [NR] admin on December 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    The popular eBay coupons are back: today you can get 10% off with coupon code PHLDAYTEN (up to $100 in savings). Some of the Nikon US authorized resellers on eBay are BeachCamera and Focus Camera. If you are outside of the US - see Leon's top comment on this post on how to apply the coupon code. This deal is also valid for eBay Canada. The post Today only: 10% off eBay coupon appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Today only: 15% off eBay coupon code (up to $100) Another eBay 10% off coupon (two days only) Today only: 15% off eBay coupon code (up to $100) […]

  • Panasonic LX100 II: solid image quality in studio and real-world shooting
    on December 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    We've been shooting with the LX100 II both in and out of the studio, as part of our ongoing review. We've written about the camera's operation and handling, analysed the studio scene and the camera's dynamic range, and expanded the sample gallery. Click here to read our expanded First Impressions Review […]

  • Metz Mecablitz M360 Flashgun for Mirrorless and DSLR
    on December 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The New Metz Mecablitz M360 is a compact, fully-featured TTL flash that offers intuitive operation for mirrorless and DSLR camera users. […]

  • Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 Full-Frame Lens Now Shipping
    on December 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Sigma has announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00. […]

  • Look out, Lightroom: Luminar with Libraries launching on December 18
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Last month, I had the opportunity to get briefed on Luminar 3 with Libraries, which has been teased for awhile by Luminar developer Skylum. Well, it looks great and it’s coming soon. Very soon actually, as the Luminar with Libraries update will be launching on December 18. To bring you up to speed, Luminar 3 with Libraries is a free update for existing Luminar users which adds library functionality to the image editor. Luminar leverages artificial intelligence to create a more effective and efficient workflow. Of course, the user... (read more) […]

  • Motorola Moto G6 review: A budget phone shouldn't be this good - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on December 7, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Dual-rear cameras, a Gorilla Glass 3 body and a 1080p HD screen with an 18:9 ratio. Not too shabby for $250. […]

  • Brava Oven review: This oven sheds new light on alternative cooking technology - CNET
    by Molly Price on December 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Skip preheat, load up all your food, and cook it with light in this smart countertop oven. […]

  • Some good early bird deals for December
    by Geoff Harris on December 7, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Get your skates on and you can save money on new Luminar software and The Societies' annual convention and trade fair in JanuaryWith so much festive spirit in the air it’s maybe not so surprising that there are some good ‘early bird’ …Continue reading » […]

  • Velbon UT-3AR Travel Tripod
    on December 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Velbon UT-3AR Travel Tripod weighs just 787g, yet is capable of supporting up to 3kg of camera gear, making it ideal for use when travelling with mirrorless and DSLR cameras. […]

  • Hasselblad Phocus 3.4
    on December 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Phocus 3.4 brings additions to both tethered shooting and image adjustment workflows, ensuring users of Hasselblad H and X Camera Systems can achieve their full creative potential. […]

  • New Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens review and comparison with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Nikon wins)
    by [NR] admin on December 7, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Mobile01 published their Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens ($596.95) review and comparison with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens ($949): #4: photo wall for testing (away from camera 2m, click for hi-res images): #5: Center f/1.8, Nikon wins: #6: Border f/1.8, Nikon wins: #7: Extreme border f/1.8, Nikon wins: #8: photo #7 […] The post New Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens review and comparison with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Nikon wins) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens review Cheap speed: Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 lens for F-mount review (with Nikon 50mm f/1.8G comparison) Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount tested at DxOMark […]

  • Nikon Z6 XQD memory cards comparison
    by [NR] admin on December 7, 2018 at 3:02 am

    CameraMemorySpeed published their Nikon Z6 XQD memory card test results and they included the new Delkin XQD cards. Here is their conclusion: "The best performing cards in the Nikon Z6 were the Sony G Series XQD, Delkin Premium XQD, Lexar 2933X XQD cards, and Nikon XQD cards. The performance difference between these cards in the Z6 […] The post Nikon Z6 XQD memory cards comparison appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Best XQD memory card for the Nikon D5 (Sony and Lexar XQD cards tested/compared) More info on the new Nikon XQD memory cards Nikon D4s buffer capacity increased when you use the new Sony G Series XQD version 2 memory cards […]

  • Xiaomi co-founder teases 48MP smartphone camera
    on December 6, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Earlier this year Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced it had established an in-house camera division. Now it seems the initiative is bearing its first fruits. Xiaomi co-founder and President Lin Bin has teased a smartphone with 48MP camera module on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. The image he posted shows a close-up of a rear camera with a '48MP camera' label next to the lens. Bin says he has used the phone for a few weeks and that it will be released in January. That's not an awful lot of information, but it means the upcoming Xiaomi phone will feature the highest pixel count ever on a mobile image sensor. Nokia's 808 PureView juggernaut came with a 41MP sensor and the much more recent Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a 40MP quad Bayer arrangement. Like the Nokia 808 PureView and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the unreleased Xiaomi phone is likely to use its pixel count for high-quality digital zooming, pixel-binning for lower noise, and other computational trickery, rather than […]

  • Lighting and Style Choices for Shooting Athletic Wear
    by Jean-Claude Vorgeack on December 6, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    One of the most rewarding parts of photography is choosing the right type of light for an assignment. The light that will best help convey what we’ve been hired to shoot. Nowhere is that more true than in shooting athletic wear. [More... […]

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Portable V-Flats
    by Kelly Lane on December 6, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    V-flats are traditionally not portable by any means. For those that have a little DIY in them, I made my own portable v-flats that I can take with me anywhere I need. Here’s how to make them. [More... […]

  • Peel apart instant film returns in the form of ONE INSTANT
    on December 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    In 2016, Fujifilm announced it would no longer produce its FP-100C peel apart instant film, citing a dwindling lack of demand for the product. The discontinuation effectively ended the peel apart instant film market, but a new Kickstarter campaign aims to change that. Florian "Doc" Kaps, founder of The Impossible Project, has unveiled ONE INSTANT, a new peel apart instant film expected to launch in 2019. Following Fujifilm's FP-100C discontinuation, Kaps had pushed to save peel apart film via SuperSense, the company he founded after leaving The Impossible Project in 2013. The effort wasn't successful at the time, but has ultimately proven fruitful more than two years later with the unveiling of ONE INSTANT. As Kaps explains in the video above, ONE INSTANT is a re-invention of peel apart technology featuring single-shot instant film packaged in a paper cartridge. More than two years of research and development went into the innovation. Kaps explains on the Kickstarter campaign: In […]

  • The Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens is now shipping, currently in stock at some retailers
    by [NR] admin on December 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm

        The Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens is now shipping and is currently in stock at Amazon US (sold by Unique Photo) and Focus Camera (both authorized Nikon US dealers). B&H lists in-stock availability as December 13, while Adorama has no set date yet. In Europe, the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens is in stock […] The post The Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens is now shipping, currently in stock at some retailers appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S mirrorless lens will start shipping on December 7th Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses now shipping (UPDATED) Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens now shipping, currently in stock […]

  • Stop Buying Equipment to Improve Your Photography, There's a Better Way
    by Douglas Turney on December 6, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    The holiday season is upon us and dreams of new camera gear are dancing in our heads. Our email boxes are full of offers for deals on lenses, flashes, tripods and of course those new mirrorless cameras. If only we could have it all, our photographs would be so much better. [More... […]

  • First look: Skylum Luminar 3 adds support for photo libraries, Digital Asset Manager to follow
    on December 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Skylum Luminar 3's layout. Luminar’s library is set to open soon, but expect construction to continue through at least next year. The long-awaited update to Skylum Software's photo editor adds in-app photo library management, which the company says is the first step toward building out a complete Digital Asset Manager (DAM). Called 'Luminar with Libraries', this version more directly competes with applications that organize your photos, such as Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC. Luminar 3 arrives December 18, runs on macOS and Windows, and is a free update for owners of Luminar 2018. This version more directly competes with applications that organize your photos, such as Adobe Lightroom That’s mixed news for photographers contemplating a switch from Adobe’s applications, especially since Skylum has been teasing a Luminar DAM for well over a year (and just barely hitting their promise to ship it in 2018). Acknowledging the situation, Skylum is making further […]

  • Visiting the Same Location 15 Times: How Conditions and Editing Goes Hand in Hand – Part 2
    by Mads Peter Iversen on December 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I do not adhere to a certain style and that gives me a lot of freedom. [More... […]

  • Hasselblad Phocus 3.4 update adds new shadow/highlights tool, adjustment layers, more
    on December 6, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Hasselblad has released an update to its medium format post-production program Phocus. Focus version 3.4 adds improvements across the board, including improved shadow and highlight tools, new adjustment layer tools, expanded live view options, new lens profile, and more. The enhanced Shadow Fill and Highlight Recovery tools have been 'significantly enhanced.' Hasselblad says the updated algorithm 'enables photographers to fully utilize the dynamic range available in their images,' although exactly how it's changed remains a mystery. In the event the updated methodology isn't what a user wants, or the a user is working with previously-corrected images, Hasselblad has also included the old algorithm under a selectable version option. Hasselblad has added Shadow Fill and Clarity options to the adjustment layer tools so they can now be used as local adjustments with the brush tool and linear and radial gradients. A new Detail tool has also been added under the exposure toolset. This new […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20: Good But Difficult to Recommend
    by Usman Dawood on December 6, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    A little over a year ago, Fujifilm released their first ever square format Instax camera, the Instax SQ10. This camera used a 1/4" digital sensor to take the image and then used that file to print on the square film. This year, Fujifilm released their latest update to this camera, the Instax SQ20.  [More... […]

  • Pre-order Luminar 3 with Libraries Now!
    on December 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Skylum have just announced that pre-orders for Luminar 3 with Libraries are now open!You can now pre-order Luminar 3 with Libraries along with additional bonuses for just $49/£43 using the coupon code "PHOTOBLOG".Current users of Luminar 2017 can upgrade for just $39 using the coupon code "PHOTOBLOG".Current users of Luminar 2018 will be able to update for free.Note that the full price after the Luminar 3 with Libraries release on December 18th will be US$69/£53. […]

  • Kickstarter: New Startup Launches World’s First Titanium Tripod & Ballhead
    by Canon Rumors on December 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    New York — A new startup – Colorado Tripod Company – today announced the world’s first titanium tripod and ballhead. “Although the process of extracting Read more... […]

  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount Sample Images
    on December 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount lens mounted on a Sony A7R III body. The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount is a fast wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. […]

  • Skylum Software announces Luminar 3 with Libraries, coming December 18, preorder now
    by Canon Rumors on December 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Major upgrade to Luminar includes eagerly anticipated ability to organize and edit an image library The new library panel turns the acclaimed photo editor into Read more... […]

  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount Sample Images
    on December 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount lens mounted on a Sony A7R III body. The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount is a fast standard prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. […]

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Sample Images
    on December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Canon PowerShot SX70 HS super-zoom camera, including the full ISO range. The Canon SX70 HS is a 20 megapixel compact camera with a 65x zoom lens, equivalent to a focal range of 21-1365mm. […]

  • Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
    by Canon Rumors on December 6, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Canon’s new RF mount is going to be at the forefront of R&D going forward, and that should bring us a lot of optical formula Read more... […]

  • LG WK9 ThinQ Xboom AI Smart Display review: Despite Google Assistant, LG's smart display doesn't justify its price - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on December 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    It costs more than the competition but doesn't have any clear advantages. […]

  • Skylum Luminar 3 with libraries announced (Adobe Lightroom alternative)
    by [NR] admin on December 6, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Skylum announced a major upgrade to Luminar that includes the ability to organize and edit an image library. The official release will be on December 18th but pre-orders are already open. If you need a coupon code for $10 off, use NIKONRUMORS (visit also PhotoRumors for detailed pricing and upgrade options). The post Skylum Luminar 3 with libraries announced (Adobe Lightroom alternative) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Skylum Luminar 2018 new low price Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC now available for pre-order (Lightroom alternative) Just announced: Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 and Profoto B10 […]

  • Razer Phone 2 review: A powerful gaming phone with a dash of flagship panache - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on December 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    It improves on the original Razer Phone in almost every way, but its battery life and photo quality are disappointing, even after a software update. […]

  • How to enhance eyes in your portraits using Photoshop CC
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    It is often said that eyes are the windows to the soul. It makes sense then that there are so many tutorials out there about how to retouch and improve the look of eyes in Photoshop. In a new video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid, he looks at how to make eyes look amazing in Photoshop CC 2019 using adjustment layers, healing tools, some masks and blend modes. It may seem like a lot of steps, but it’s easy to follow along eyes are really important in portraits, so they’re worth the effort. Any time you are retouching a portrait,... (read more) […]

  • 2019 BMW M2 review: A driver's car through and through - Roadshow
    by Jake Holmes on December 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

    The M2 Competition takes performance seriously, even at the expense of everyday livability. […]

  • Sample gallery Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D
    on December 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Sample gallery Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D […]

  • Sample gallery Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH OIS
    on December 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Sample gallery Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH OIS […]

  • Olympus is the King of Innovation (Video).
    by Steve Huff on December 5, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Olympus is the King of Innovation (Video) If you saw my post yesterday I shared a recap of some of my favorite Olympus lenses for Micro 4/3. Today I made a video to accompany that [... […]

  • DxO PhotoLab 2.1 released: Improved search performance and new camera support added
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    In October, DxO released the new version of their raw editing software, PhotoLab 2. The French software and imaging tech company has just released the first update to PhotoLab 2, bringing the software to version 2.1. Version 2.1 adds improvements to the new PhotoLibrary image asset management system introduced in PhotoLab 2. The database architecture has been optimized, resulting in “significantly faster searches.” Further, there is a detailed search history feature, allowing you to peruse prior searches, even if you have closed... (read more) […]

  • Samsung SmartThings Tracker review: This cellular tracker puts a high price on tracking your valuables - CNET
    by Molly Price on December 5, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    At $100 and with a monthly cell subscription, the SmartThings Tracker is a pricey way to keep tabs on the things you love. […]

  • Canon continues to outsell everyone in the full frame segment according to BCN
    by Canon Rumors on December 5, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    BCN has released their sales numbers for the last 12 months in Japan for the full frame camera segment, and it looks like Canon continues Read more... […]

  • We’ve added a dark theme to canonrumors.com
    by Canon Rumors on December 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Just a brief update about the site. We have added a new “light theme/dark theme” toggle at the top right of the website. Many tablet Read more... […]

  • Review: The stellar Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
    by Canon Rumors on December 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    OpticalLimits has completed their review of what appears to be the best 50mm lens that Canon has ever produced, the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM. I’ve Read more... […]

  • Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Review
    on December 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Interested in buying a 70-200mm telephoto zoom that doesn't break either your back or your bank?! Then take a look at the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens, which only weighs 860g and only costs £699 / $799. Read our Tamron 70-210mm f4 review to find out if it's cut too many corners or not... […]

  • Nokia 8.1 Value Flagship Smartphone
    on December 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The new Nokia 8.1 smartphone has a highly sensitive, industry-leading camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).The Nokia 8.1 is available in three colour combinations, Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, from 14th January 2019 and will retail for an average price of £379.99.In addition to the launch of the Nokia 8.1, HMD Global are pleased to also announce the Nokia 3.1 Plus will be joining the Nokia smartphone portfolio, available in Blue for £169.99, and the Nokia 5.1 Plus will become available, in Blue and Black for £199.99, from the 14th January 2019. […]

  • Insta360 Launches Exclusive ONE X Apple Bundle
    on December 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Insta360 announced today that its flagship 360-degree action camera, the Insta360 ONE X, is now available at Apple.com as part of an exclusive camera bundle. […]

  • ​DxO PhotoLab 2.1
    on December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    DxO PhotoLab 2.1 offers improved performance and additional camera support for the Nikon Z 7 and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. […]

  • 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison first drive review: An off-road animal - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on December 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    AEV’s Bison package armors the Colorado ZR2 to go anywhere. […]

  • Adding a sense of motion to still images with camera panning
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    To create a sense of motion in your photographs, you can use a panning technique. This involves using a slow shutter speed and then moving your camera such that you keep your subject in essentially the same location of the frame during the duration of the exposure. By utilizing this technique, you can keep your subject sharp while the background becomes blurred with the motion. It’s a very popular technique when photographing vehicles, and you’ll see it utilized in many motorsports images. In the video below, Mango Street shows... (read more) […]

  • Sonos Amp review: Convenient whole-home streaming audio for the BYO speakers crowd - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on December 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Sonos Amp is a tremendously powerful audio hub, but its bright sound needs to be handled with care. […]

  • Vuze XR Camera Now Shipping
    on December 5, 2018 at 11:30 am

    HumanEyes Technologies have announced that worldwide shipments to pre-order customers and select retail partners of the new 5.7K Vuze XR camera began on November 30th. […]

  • Db Equipment Launches "The Backpack" for Photographers
    on December 5, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Db Equipment's The Backpack is a perfectly sized day bag designed with photography enthusiasts in mind. […]

  • Razer modernizes its 2019 13-inch Blade Stealth for both work and play - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on December 5, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Slightly smaller and sleeker, with improved graphics options and a new keyboard, the new Blade Stealth looks ready for business and pleasure. […]

  • Two Minute Tips: How to get creative with different bokeh shapes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    This week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman is all about bokeh. Did you know that the term “bokeh” comes from a Japanese word meaning blur or haze? To get circular bokeh, you should use a fast lens with its lowest f-number, such as f/1.4 or f/1.8. When you stop down the aperture, you can see the shape of the aperture diaphragm of your lens. You can even create your own shape of bokeh by placing a certain shape over the front of your lens. This can be done by cutting your own shapes out of something like construction... (read more) […]

  • How to get great light from a small speedlight: OnSet with Daniel Norton
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    One of the first accessories an aspiring portrait photographer should purchase is a speedlight for their camera. While most cameras have a built-in flash, it is limited by its small power output and being locked into place on your camera. By purchasing a speedlight, even a small one, you open up many possibilities by being able to move your light around independently from your camera. In the video below, photographer and educator Daniel Norton shows us three ways you can create studio quality light anywhere with a speedlight. It... (read more) […]

  • Olympus Pro Glass. Another look at some of these amazing lenses.
    by Steve Huff on December 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Olympus Pro Glass. Another look at some of these amazing lenses. By Steve Huff Ahhh the good old days. I remember them well. It was what I call the Golden Age of Digital. When cameras [... […]

  • Whirlpool WRT541SZHV Top Freezer Refrigerator review: This top-priced top freezer isn't worth the cold, hard cash - CNET
    by Ry Crist on December 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    This ho-hum-looking fridge has a wild side -- namely, fluctuating freezer temps that left us cold (in a bad way). […]

  • HP Spectre Folio review: Get your hands on this luxury leather laptop - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on December 4, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    A 13-inch leather-clad laptop that would make even Ricardo Montalban jealous, but some of its design tweaks could stand some refinement. […]

  • SJCAM Gimbal 2
    on December 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The new SJCAM Gimbal 2 comes with brushless motors and, unlike most gimbals, is able to perform 4 different functions. The Gimbal 2 is now available on discounted sale from Amazon.co.uk at RRP £77.60 or in a bundle with the SJCAM SJ7 Star action camera for RRP £222.59. […]

  • Top accessories under £150 for Christmas
    by Amateur Photographer on December 4, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £150Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £150 […]

  • Location guide: Dartmoor
    by Amateur Photographer on December 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    From vast open expanses of wasteland to ancient forests, Claire Gillo reveals why you should take a trip to DartmoorFrom vast open expanses of wasteland to ancient forests, Claire Gillo reveals why you should take a trip to Dartmoor […]

  • Best stocking fillers for photographers this Christmas
    by Amateur Photographer on December 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    With Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourite stocking fillers for the photographer in your life (yes, that includes you too!)With Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourite stocking fillers for photographers […]

  • Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 review
    by Thomas on December 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 is a short telephoto prime lens for Sony’s e-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s a perfect lens for portraits, weddings or events whether mounted on a full-frame or a cropped body and includes optical stabilisation. Find out how it compares to Sony’s 85mm lenses in Thomas’s review!… The post Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm GFX 50R Review
    on December 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a rangefinder-style medium-format mirrorless camera with a 50 megapixel sensor, 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen LCD, electronic viewfinder, ISO range of 50-102400, dual memory card slots and 3fps continuous shooting. Oh, and it only costs £3999 / $4499, making it the cheapest medium format camera on the market. Read our detailed Fujifilm GFX 50R review now... […]

  • Nikon Z6 1st Impressions compared to the Canon EOS-R (Video)
    by Steve Huff on December 4, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Nikon Z6 1st Impressions compared to the Canon EOS-R (Video) Hey guys! Just posted a video to my YouTube channel that talks about my 1st impressions (MY VERY FIRST) of the Nikon Z6 with 24-70 [... […]

  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 USM L review
    on December 3, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 USM L review […]

  • My Favorite Piece of Photography Gear by Stephen Roberts
    by Steve Huff on December 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    My Favorite Piece of Photography Gear by Stephen Roberts Hi All, Firstly, a big thank you to Steve for giving all photographers, including myself, a platform to post their work to a bigger wider audience. It’s [... […]

  • Coming this week! Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS-R!
    by Steve Huff on December 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Coming this week! Nikon Z6 vs Canon EOS-R! Hello all! Hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and a great start to December! I have been using both the Nikon Z6 (With 24-70 and [... […]

  • Camera gear of the year
    by Gordon Laing on December 3, 2018 at 11:17 am

    2018 was a strong year in the photography world with a lot of exciting new cameras, lenses and accessories. In my camera gear of the year guide I'll highlight the highest-performing, most useful and enjoyable products I've reviewed this year!… The post Camera gear of the year appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens for Fujifilm GFX Mirrorless Medium Format
    on December 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Zhong Yi Optics has released the first third-party lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens provides a focal length equivalent to 46mm in 35mm terms. It's also the fastest lens currently available for the Fujifilm G mount. […]

  • Gabrielle Motola Unveiled as New Olympus Ambassador
    on December 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Olympus is kicking off their Documentary and low light month with the announcement of a new ambassador, Gabrielle Motola. […]

  • Samsung 512GB EVO Plus microSDXC Card
    on December 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Samsung has added a new card to its EVO Plus microSD range of memory cards, introducing its highest-capacity 512GB microSDXC with SD adapter. The Class 10 UHS-1 Grade U3 512GB EVO Plus microSD memory card offers super fast read and write speeds up to 100MB/s and 90MB/s. The card is compatible with a wide range of devices such as smart phones, tablets, PC’s, sports cams, drones, Digital SLR cameras and camcorders and you can capture detailed 4K UHD video. The included SD adapter fits all devices with an SD slot while preserving all of EVO Plus’ outstanding speed and performance. It comes with a limited 10 year warranty. MRSP £227.99. […]

  • How to take better sea shots
    by Liz Reid on December 2, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    The winners of this year’s Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photo contest have been announced. We speak to the winning photographers about how they shoot all manner of seascape scenesThe winners of this year’s Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photo contest have been announced. We speak to the winning photographers about how they shoot all manner of seascape scenes […]

  • Top accessories under £250 for Christmas
    by Liz Reid on December 2, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £250Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £250 […]

  • Fujifilm GFX 50R Sample Images
    on November 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a final production version of the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera, using the GF 23mm f/4, 45mm f/2.8, 63mm f/2.8 and 110mm f/2 lenses. […]

  • Top Canon execs discuss the future of the EOS R mirrorless system
    by Geoff Harris on November 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    AP editor Nigel Atherton recently caught up with three top Canon executives to discuss the EOS R: Shingo Hayakawa, shown, who is Deputy Group Executive, ICB Optical Business Group, Image Communications Business Operations; Masato Seita, who is Manager, ICB Products Development Dept 11, Image Communication Business Operations; and Minea Uchida, who is Manager, ICB Integrated Business Design Dept. 333, Image Communication Business OperationsShingo Hayakawa, Deputy Group Executive, ICB Optical Business Group, Canon IncWhat do you think are the most important technologies in the Canon system? SH: The distance between the lens and …Continue reading » […]

  • The fashion for not shooting raw – and why it’s a big mistake
    by Advertising Feature on November 30, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    There are a number of reasons why photographers have turned their back on shooting in raw, but there are even more reasons why this is a huge mistake. Before we look at this, let’s consider why some people may decide to shoot in JPEG in the first place.Naturally, it’s time consuming to edit every single photo from the raw file – there’s a lot to do to …Continue reading » […]

  • The best camera accessories under £50
    by Amateur Photographer on November 30, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £50Hundreds of accessories pass through our reviewers’ hands every year, so with Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked some of our favourites under £50 […]

  • Prayers and Well Wishes for Ken Hansen
    by Steve Huff on November 29, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Prayers and Well Wishes for Ken Hansen Hello everyone. I received word today that Leica dealer Ken Hansen has been in the hospital (ICU) for the past 10 days and he wanted me to relay [... […]