Photography News

  • When Working for Free Pays Off
    by Megan Breukelman on October 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    “Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.” As photographers, we’ve all heard this saying, and we’ve all probably even said this at least once. It’s frustrating to be expected to work for free at all as a creative professional. You and your work need to be taken seriously. [More... […]

  • The Nuimo Click is a wireless, self-powering smart switch for Sonos and Hue - CNET
    by Ry Crist on October 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    The Nuimo Click can toggle your smart lights or adjust the volume on your Sonos speakers -- and it powers itself. […]

  • Is the Future of Smartphone Photography Bright?
    by Mike Smith on October 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    DxOMark awarded the Google Pixel 2 the top smartphone stills camera award with a score of 99. Now that's a DSLR beating score. Or is it? [More... […]

  • How Photography Is Used to Solve Crimes, Murders
    by Scott Mason on October 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    From sketch renderings to video surveillance, law enforcement uses many techniques to piece together clues for crime-solving. Details and memory often fail us, but there's one medium that never forgets - photography. [More... […]

  • Try to Master One Simple Thing in Your Photography
    by Anete Lusina on October 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    It's tempting to go from one thing to the next, whether it is a piece of gear or a method of shooting, but have you tried mastering one of them without losing your interest at the first hurdle? [More... […]

  • Photographer Searching for Couple in His Epic Yosemite Engagement Photo
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 20, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Michigan freelance photographer Matthew Dippel was in Yosemite National Park in California recently when he spotted a man walk out to the edge of a cliff with his girlfriend and drop to one knee. Dippel captured a breathtaking photo of the proposal from his vantage point, and now he’s searching for the mystery couple in […]

  • Nikon Z7 field review
    by [NR] admin on October 20, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera field review by Stuart Palley (stuartpalley.com | terraflamma.org | @stuartpalley): TLDR: Mirrorless is the future of working pros in the documentary/journalism/travel realm. It may take another generation or two to fully compete with DSLRs, but it’s coming. The Z7 will not replace my D850 but rather complement it for the many situations where weight and […] The post Nikon Z7 field review appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens field test review Two weeks safari with the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens (field review) Nikon D850 hands-on field test/review by The Camera Stor […]

  • Yamaha RX-V485 review: Affordable hub for an entry-level home-theater system - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on October 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    The Yamaha RX-V483 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but some users may crave better connectivity options and Dolby Atmos capability. […]

  • YouTube Outage Shows the Dangers of Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket
    by Wasim Ahmad on October 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    If you’re a vlogger, video producer, or just a fan of posting cat videos to the Internet, you probably had the shock of your life during the great YouTube outage of ‘18. Suddenly, in one moment, all of your content was gone through no fault of your own. [More... […]

  • Pixii is a Digital Rangefinder with an M Mount, Global Shutter, and Phone Link
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    A French startup called PIXII has unveiled its new Pixii camera. It’s an unusual digital rangefinder camera (with a real rangefinder, not just rangefinder looks) that represents the company’s “radical take on what a modern camera should be.” “The digital camera hasn’t changed much since the 90s,” says PIXII founder David Barth. “But now the […]

  • Photo Memes May Be Making Teens Fat, Researchers Warn
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Less than a month after Sweden’s ad regulator ruled that the distracted boyfriend photo is sexist, researchers in the UK are now warning lawmakers that viral Internet memes may be causing obesity in teenagers who see them. The concern was shared in a letter written by researchers at Loughborough University to a British parliamentary committee […]

  • Sigma CEO says the first Full Frame designed lenses for mirrorless will arrive in 2019
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Lensvid had an interesting talk with Sigma CEO Yamaki. And there are some things that could be of interest for us: Next year Sigma will start making dedicated Full Frame mirrorless lenses (SAR note: I am 99% certain these lenses will be available for both L-mount and E-mount). These new lenses will be smaller but […] The post Sigma CEO says the first Full Frame designed lenses for mirrorless will arrive in 2019 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • iPhone XR: Why the cheapest 2018 iPhone might be the one you want - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Apple's most colorful iPhone X is also its most affordable 2018 model. […]

  • DPReview TV: Simple techniques for great macro photography
    on October 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This week Chris and Jordan are joined by renowned macro photographer Don Komarechka, who demonstrates a few simple techniques that can improve your macro photos in a big way. Want to learn more? Check out some of our other articles about macro photography: DPReview articles about macro photography Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! […]

  • The best tripod head for wildlife photography: Comparing ballheads, gimbals and video heads
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Once you have a camera and lens you like, one of the best things you can do to improve your photography is ensure your gear is mounted on a stable and sturdy tripod and head combination. There are a lot of different types of tripods and even more variety when looking at tripod heads, so how do you choose the right one? For wildlife photographers, Morten Hilmer’s newest video will be of particular interest. In the video below, Hilmer discusses the pros and cons of numerous tripod heads, including a gimbal style head, a ballhead... (read more) […]

  • Pro Wildlife Photographer Takes Us to Wild Alaska with the Sony a9 – Real World Review
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Aaron contacted me to share his A9 review: Award-winning Professional wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos travelled to Alaska to photograph the incredible biodiversity of birds and wildlife that teem there. For the first time Baggenstos left his Nikon D5 at home, instead carrying Sony’s a9 flagship mirrorless camera. In the video below, Baggenstos details his findings […] The post Pro Wildlife Photographer Takes Us to Wild Alaska with the Sony a9 – Real World Review appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 20, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Sigma Five New Lenses and little more Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras finally have some competition (Engadget) The Brain Behind Laowa Lenses Interviewed – Dayong Li (Cinema5D). Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8: IQ Breakdown (Dustin Abbott). Jared Polin: Nikon Z7 Auto […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Most Tokina lenses are compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera (with a few exceptions)
    by [NR] admin on October 20, 2018 at 1:26 am

    An update to my previous post about third party lens compatibility with the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera -  today Tokina published their test results and their current lenses showed no issues in general operations with the following exceptions: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens: compared with general conditions AF speed is slower. Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 […] The post Most Tokina lenses are compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera (with a few exceptions) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Some Tamron Di/Di II lenses will not work properly with the Nikon Z7, Tokina is still testing their lenses Tokina announces 70-200mm f/4 (FX) and 12-28 f/4 (DX) lenses with Nikon mount New Nikon Museum exhibition: “Prototype Lenses – Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera&rdquo […]

  • Photographer Searches for Mystery Couple Captured in Amazing Yosemite Photo
    by Brian Pernicone on October 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    An unknown couple shared a moment of joy when one of them dropped to one knee to propose atop Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on October 6. Photographer Matthew Dippel serendipitously captured the big moment in the gloaming, and now the search is on to find the mystery couple.  [More... […]

  • Magic Lantern starts work on way to 'enhance' Canon EOS R feature-set
    on October 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    An example of the Magic Lantern software running on an EOS DSLR The group that provides Canon users with programs to expand the feature set of their cameras has begun cracking the new EOS R mirrorless firmware. Beta firmware from Magic Lantern is said to be in the test stages, and if it follows already existing Magic Lantern software, it will add new display overlays, uncompressed raw video, focus stacking and even the chance to load games on to the camera. Magic Lantern doesn’t replace the firmware already loaded onto the camera by Canon, but is extra software that runs alongside it to add additional features. Many users will perhaps hope that full-sensor 4K video will be added, though the consequences of the camera using the whole sensor area for extended recording is yet to be discovered. Andrew Reid from EOSHD shows a video of an experimental firmware probe successfully taking control of the camera system – even if to just show a green screen. This, he says, is […]

  • Lensrentals Canon EOS R teardown: What’s inside Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 19, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    For Canon fans in particular, the announcement of the new full-frame mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R, was met with a lot of excitement. For Roger Cicala at Lensrentals, he was interested in taking a Canon EOS R camera apart. For those of us who like to see how cameras are designed and what sort of technology lay hidden underneath the plastic and metal, the teardowns performed by the Lensrentals team are a treasure trove. The teardown of the Canon EOS R is particularly interesting because the EOS R is the first camera in a... (read more) […]

  • The new Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens in Stock for the first time via Adorama
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The new Rokinon lens is in Stock for the first time via Adorama (Click here). This is a manual focusing APS-C lens. Now in Stock: The new Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-mount lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). The Sony A7III is now in Stock at Amazon, BHphoto, Buydig, FocusCamera, The […] The post The new Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 APS-C E-mount lens in Stock for the first time via Adorama appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Apple Watch Series 4 review: Bigger, faster, even more health-conscious - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    The newest Apple Watch refines its familiar formula, but there's still more it could be doing. […]

  • How I Simulated Window Light in This Beauty Shoot
    by Shavonne Wong on October 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Sometimes all you want to do is shoot some beauty work with some natural light, but it doesn't mean the weather will always cooperate with you. Mother nature has a way of doing whatever she wants on any particular day. Super, right? Here's how I simulated window light in the studio. [More... […]

  • Beyond Freedom: Photos Inside Russia’s Prison System
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    As of October 1, 2018, there were 575,686 people in the institutions of Russia’s penitentiary system. For each of these people, the reality of being in one of the penitentiary institutions is simultaneously a problem, a conflict, and a compromise. But probably to the greatest extent, it’s a compromise. That is the form of adaptation […]

  • Creating a Photo of Nail Polish Bottles in a Swirling Splash
    by Martin Pitonak on October 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    For a recent project, I was tasked with creating hero images for a cosmetic brand. They commissioned me to work on several different shots for a range of nail polishes they are looking to market. I was put in charge of coming up with the creative angle and had the freedom to explore and execute […]

  • Winning Photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Competition
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Nikon has announced the winning photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, the 44th annual contest celebrating “excellence in photography through the light microscope.” The first place photo, shown above and captured by Emirati photographer Yousef Al Habshi, shows part of the compound eye of an Asian Red Palm weevil and the greenish […]

  • A Teardown of the Canon EOS R
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Want to see the internals of Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera? Roger Cicala over at LensRentals disassembled the new Canon EOS R to look at the design and engineering going on inside. Here are some snapshots taken during the teardown: The main PCB in the camera. The shutter motor and electronics are below now, whereas […]

  • Laser Projectors Burned My Camera's Sensor, Creating Dead Pixels
    by Alexandre Watanabe on October 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Most events uses lasers and fog to create some light effects, and they can really create some interesting photos or videos. Unfortunately, they can also permanently damage your camera. [More... […]

  • Sony RX1 vs Leica M240 on the same Shoot by Isi Akahome
    by Steve Huff on October 19, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Sony RX1 vs Leica M240 on the same Shoot by Isi Akahome Hi Guys, So, I thought this would be an interesting post.. I used both cameras on the same shoot, and I gotta say [... […]

  • Renowned Turkish Photojournalist Ara Guler Dies at 90
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Renowned Armenian-Turkish Turkish photojournalist Ara Guler has died. As one of the few prominent internationally-recognized photographers from Turkey, Guler was known as “The Eye of Istanbul.” Legendary Turkish photographer Ara Guler, famed for iconic images of Istanbul capturing almost three quarters of a century of the city's history, has died aged 90 pic.twitter.com/IkamTq6INJ — TRT […]

  • How to Survive the Slow Season as a Wedding Photographer
    by Danette Chappell on October 19, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Wedding slow season is inevitable. Feelings of discouragement can fill the mind of even the most talented photographer during slow season, so here are a few ways to fill that downtime and make this year’s the most productive yet. [More... […]

  • Beware: There’s a Blend Mode Bug in Photoshop CC 2019
    by Daniel Hager on October 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Beware the Photoshop CC 2019 update! It does not come without bugs. When everyday tools do not behave the way they should, we should pay very close attention! With the latest update released earlier this week, Adobe released the latest versions of all the Creative Cloud apps, including the latest Photoshop (version 20.0.0). I was […]

  • Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies
    by Oliver Kmia on October 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    The Kodak moment is gone, but today Fujifilm thrives after a massive reorganization. Here is a detailed analysis based on firsthand accounts from top executives and factual financial data to understand how and why the destinies of two similar companies went in opposite directions. The Situation before the Film Crisis: A Profitable and Secure Market […]

  • Film in the Digital Age: An Interview with 4 Photographers
    by Cody Schultz on October 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    In 2017, I began playing around with a 35mm film camera I had received from my grandparents. This Pentax Spotmatic was simple to use (although the light meter did not work) and it gave me a wonderful sense of accomplishment when I finished a roll of 36 photographs, each one being carefully thought out, more-so […]

  • Google Pixel 3 review: Google pairs an amazing camera with serious AI smarts - CNET
    by Lynn La on October 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    The Pixel 3's camera already makes it a standout -- but useful Google software elevates the phone even more. […]

  • A Comparison of Camera Sensor Sizes in Photography
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/guest/">Guest Author</a> on October 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’m photographer Jay P. Morgan, and in this video and article, we are going to be taking a look at four different sensor sizes and see how they compare with one another. First, we have the $6,500 Hasselblad X1D, which is a medium format camera, it’s the largest digital sensor on the market right now. […]

  • Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens for $1,999 ($800 off)
    by [NR] admin on October 19, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    B&H currently sales refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lenses for $1,999 - this is $800 cheaper from the full $2,796.95 MSRP of the lens. Limited quantities available. This is the new/latest version of the lens. You can also get 10% off all Nikon gear at KEH with coupon code NIKCAN10A: More refurbished Nikon gear can be found […] The post Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens for $1,999 ($800 off) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm VR lens for $179 Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J4 camera with 10-30mm lens for $189 Refurbished Nikon D600 with 24-85mm lens deal for $1,599.99 is back *UPDATED* […]

  • Nikon D3500 Sample Images
    on October 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here is a gallery of full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos taken with the new Nikon D3500 DSLR camera. The Nikon D3500 is a new 24-megapixel DX-format entry-level DSLR camera that's smaller, lighter and cheaper than its predecessor, the D3400. […]

  • Sony confirms at Dpreview new A7s and new APS-C E-mount cameras are coming
    by SonyAlpha Admin on October 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Dpreview interviewed Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony’s Business Unit. Here are some info: – 1) Sony knew about the competition FF mirrorless plan. Tanaka said “I already predicted that Canon and Nikon would join the market, and even Panasonic. It wasn’t a surprise to me.” 2) About going Medium format: “Right […] The post Sony confirms at Dpreview new A7s and new APS-C E-mount cameras are coming appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Nokia 7 Plus Sample Images
    on October 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. This mid-range smartphone has a dual camera setup with 12MP and 13MP sensors, Carl Zeiss lenses and a 2x zoom. […]

  • Dyson Airwrap review: Dyson's Airwrap hair styler uses low heat, but it's full of hot air - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on October 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    This $550 hair styling multitool has some kinks to work out. […]

  • Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery
    on October 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Pixel 3 represents another step forward in computational photography for Google's smartphone line. Introducing features like super-resolution digital zoom, a synthetic fill-flash effect and learning-based Portrait Mode improvements are just a few ways that the company is making the most of a single main camera. We've just started testing the Pixel 3 XL, but in the meantime take a look at some sample images. We've included some Raw conversions and made Raws available for download where possible; however, please note that Raw support appears to be preliminary. Default conversions are very flat and require significant post-processing. We expect this to be remedied soon with proper profiles. […]

  • Teardown: Lensrentals.com checks out what’s inside the Canon EOS R
    by Canon Rumors on October 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Roger and Aaron at Lensrentals.com have continued their series of taking apart new cameras and lenses, this time doing a teardown of the brand new Read more... […]

  • Canon EOS R teardown: Roger Cicala takes a look inside Canon's first full-frame mirrorless
    on October 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Lensrentals.com, 2018 It's been less than two weeks since the Canon EOS R started shipping and already Roger Cicala, founder of Lens Rentals, has taken one apart in incredible detail to see what's inside. Per his usual routine for gear teardowns, Cicala makes notes of various features and components found inside the camera along the way. Lensrentals.com, 2018 The EOS R teardown started with the removal of the adhesive grip tape from around the body of the camera to better see where all of the screws are. From there, the Cicala stripped the EOS R of its various elements piece by piece from the outside in. While Cicala called it 'a rather a boring disassembly," the resulting photos and look inside the camera are anything but. Canon appears to have done a solid job across the board considering the price point and feature set of the camera, but there's certainly room for improvements. Lensrentals.com, 2018 The buttons on the camera are thoroughly protected with weather-sealing gaskets, […]

  • Honor 8X Smartphone Review
    on October 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    The Honor 8X is the latest smartphone to be released by Honor, the budget arm of Huawei, and we're putting it to the test to see if it can impress us with a performance that's more flagship than its price would lead us to believe. […]

  • How to edit your landscape images in Lightroom in under 5 minutes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Photographer and educator Attilio Ruffo has kicked off a new three-part video series aimed at beginner photographers. In this first video, featured below, Ruffo shows us five adjustments he makes to every one of his landscape images using Adobe Lightroom. If you aren’t advanced with Lightroom, don’t worry, as the tips and simple and straightforward. If you have ever been too afraid to shoot raw and edit your images, this video is for you. After you have imported your raw files, the first step is to go straight into the “Develop”... (read more) […]

  • 2018 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium review: Showing its age - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on October 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    This generation of Volkswagen Passat has been around for a long time, and it shows. […]

  • Apple iPhone Xs Sample Images
    on October 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Apple iPhone Xs smartphone. This flagship smartphone has a dual 12 megapixel rear camera, 7 megapixel selfie camera and a 5.8-inch OLED display. […]

  • Army photographers of the year named
    by Geoff Harris on October 19, 2018 at 8:40 am

    The last big competition story of the week is the announcement of the Army Photographic Competition 2018 winners.1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards take part in multinational Exercises in Poland as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence. A HEALING TOOL WAS USED ON THIS IMAGE DUE TO DUST ON THE SENSOR.The top prize goes to army photographer Cpl Tom Evans. As well as his stunning shot of a chopper hovering …Continue reading » […]

  • The different Nikon EN-EL15 battery versions
    by [NR] admin on October 19, 2018 at 4:31 am

    A reader sent me some additional information on the different Nikon EN-EL15 battery versions based on feedback from Nikon support: Q: Can you confirm if the battery life in the D850 is the same for both EN-EL15 black batteries and the EN-EL15a grey batteries? I have seen conflicting accounts in the press. A: Battery life is […] The post The different Nikon EN-EL15 battery versions appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nitecore released a new UNK2 dual charger for Nikon EN-EL15/a batteries Nikon D500 Batterygate There is no new Nikon EN-EL15 battery reca […]

  • Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries
    by [NR] admin on October 19, 2018 at 3:07 am

    The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 is now open for entries: TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that entries for the Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 will be accepted from 1:00 p.m. today, October 18, 2018 until 1:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019 (all dates and times JST). Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 website Nikon […] The post Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 The Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015: call for entries Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013: call for entries […]

  • Fstoppers Is Hiring Staff Writers
    by Alex Cooke on October 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Fstoppers is expanding, and we're looking for more talented photographers and videographers to join our team as staff writers! If you enjoy reading Fstoppers and want to join our team, we want to hear from you! [More... […]

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 winners revealed
    by Geoff Harris on October 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    It's been a good week for big competitions - first we had Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year and now the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. First prize goes to a serial competition winner, Marsel Van Oosten, who has also won last year's Travel Photographer of the Year. He's fast becoming one of the world's most successful and versatile photographers, and deservedly so.Van Oosten won first prize and the accolade of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 for  The Golden Couple, which …Continue reading » […]

  • The Red Hydrogen One is out this week: Here's everything you need to know - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on October 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Preorders for the phone with a 3D screen start shipping Oct. 18. […]

  • Use Synology NAS as a Video Surveillance System
    by Lee Morris on October 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Every video surveillance system I've ever used has been horrible. Surprisingly, the cameras, no matter how cheap they are, are actually pretty high quality these days, but the software used to actually record and retrieve the footage is almost unusable.  [More... […]

  • Yashica's comeback camera hit by claims of delays and poor quality
    on October 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    The Kickstarter campaign for Yashica’s digiFilm Y35 camera has produced a wave of complaints about delays in shipping product as well as cameras that don’t work. Running with the foreshadowing strapline ‘Expect the Unexpected,’ the campaign seems to be delivering on its promise to be unexpected by giving some of the 6935 backers exactly what they weren't hoping for. The campaign raised HK $10,035,296 (approx. $1,280,225) for the firm and promised a digital camera that you load with different ‘film cassettes’ that apply specific styles to the pictures. While a delivery date of April 2018 was given at the time of the launch many backers have yet to receive their cameras. In the last update, on 18th September, the company explained that they are dealing with 38 different combinations of product, and that they were working hard to get orders completed by the end of the month. However, four weeks later the feedback section is 3900 comments long, and […]

  • Yashica’s ‘Unexpected’ Y35 Camera is Worse Than Anyone Expected
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    The Japanese brand Yashica stirred up a great deal of excitement in the photo world in 2017 by teasing its return to the camera industry. In October 2017, it unveiled the Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera and raised over $1 million on Kickstarter. Backers are now receiving their cameras, and the initial reaction has been overwhelmingly […]

  • To Long Expose or Not to Long Expose? Why and How to Do Long Exposure in Landscape Photography
    by Mads Peter Iversen on October 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I use long exposures more often than not in my landscape photography, and I have done so for more than three years. Here, I share some tips on how to do it, but most importantly, why I do it. [More... […]

  • Sony Beats Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7 in Dynamic Range
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Photonstophotos has published its dynamic range test results for the new Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The numbers show that both Canon and Nikon trail the performance of Sony’s cameras. Here’s the comparison chart by Photonstophotos: At ISO 100, the Sony a7R III has a Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR) of 11.64, […]

  • Ring's redesigned Stick Up Cams want a spot inside your home - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on October 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery are the first indoor cameras for the Amazon brand. […]

  • Banksy’s ‘Director’s Cut’ of His $1.4M Art Getting Shredded at Auction
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    One of the biggest stories in the art world this year was street artist Banksy having his painting “self-destruct” just moments after the work sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction. Banksy just shared the 3-minute director’s cut above of the prank as it went down. In the video, we see new footage of the […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Windows 2-in-1 lets you work anywhere, anytime - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on October 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850, the always-connected tablet PC gets up to 20 hours of battery life. […]

  • Two Minute Tips: Avoid sluggish raw editing software with this simple tip
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    With how affordable memory cards are these days, it’s easy to capture a ton of raw images in a very short amount of time. When it’s time to process them, how can you easily and quickly convert a large batch of raw photos? In the latest episode of Two Minute Tips, photographer David Bergman shows us. If you are shooting with a camera with a lot of megapixels, as many photographers do these days, you can end up with a huge amount of data on your computer. This can severely slow down image cataloging software. To help reduce the... (read more) […]

  • The Winning Photos of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has announced the winning photos of its 2018 contest. The overall winner was Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten for his photo titled “The Golden Couple,” which shows snub-nosed monkeys in China. Van Oosten shot the photo in the Qinling Mountains, the only place on Earth where these […]

  • Pixelmator Pro 1.2 brings smart photo enhancements, batch processing and more
    on October 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Pixelmator today released Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver, a major update to its image editing app that brings support for macOS Mojave, machine-learning-powered automatic photo enhancement, and batch image processing among other new features. “Users love Pixelmator Pro for making such powerful image editing tools so incredibly easy to use,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “And the new ML Enhance is our most powerful feature yet — it lets you dramatically improve the look of any photo with a single click, thanks to a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos.” The new ML Enhance feature automatically adjusts color and exposure locally in the frame. The goal is to give the user an optimized starting point for their own edits. The feature was developed using a set of millions of photos to train the machine learning algorithm which analyzes photos to detect objects and scenes and applies the […]

  • Portraits of Ballet Dancers in Hand-Folded Paper Dresses
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    The PLI.Ē Project is a photo series that shows ballet dancers around the world wearing hand-folded paper dresses. It’s a collaboration between Montreal-based photographer Melika Dez and paper artist Pauline Loctin (AKA Miss Cloudy). Each of the costumes’ design and color combination were chosen specifically for the dancer’s body, skin tone, and the location they […]

  • Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Review
    on October 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is a new professional hyper-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras (Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts). Offering a much larger focal range than comparable lenses from Nikon, Canon and Tamron, is this 60-600mm "Bigma" lens worth considering? Read our Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports review to find out... […]

  • Here Are Photos Shot on the Rebooted Kodak Ektachrome Film
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    When Kodak needed experienced photographers to beta test its new Ektachrome 100 film before it launched, one of the few people it chose was award-winning travel photographer Peter Guttman. Guttman is the author behind eight hardcover photo books that cover his adventures around the world across all 7 continents and over 240 countries. He spent […]

  • Nikon D3500 First Shots: Nikon’s $500 entry-level DSLR arrives at our testing lab
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Click here to see our Nikon D3500 First Shots Most avid camera fans and enthusiasts might think (and perhaps rightfully so) that it's all mirrorless, mirrorless, mirrorless these days, but DSLRs are still big sellers to lots of photographers, especially to beginners who are just learning the ropes. DSLRs, such as the new Nikon D3500, offer all the basics to help you learn the ins and outs of photography, and with a high-res, 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, one can capture some excellent photos! Announced not long after Nikon's... (read more) […]

  • Review: Canon EOS R by TDP
    by Canon Rumors on October 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera. Canon seems to have released a Read more... […]

  • Nikon D850 firmware update version 1.03 released
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Nikon released firmware update version 1.03 for the Nikon D850 with a single fix: Fixed an issue that in rare circumstances would delay the shutter release or the start of the autofocus operation. The Nikon D850 is now in stock at Adorama: The post Nikon D850 firmware update version 1.03 released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon D4s firmware update version 1.31 released Nikon D4s firmware update version 1.32 and NRW codec version 1.7.0 released Nikon D500 firmware update version 1.11 released […]

  • Canon EOS R image quality: it's all in the details
    on October 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Although Raw performance of the EOS R is very similar to the 5D Mark IV, Canon's done some tweaking on the JPEGs - take a look at our studio scene to see for yourself. […]

  • Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company is insolvent, backers won't get lenses or money returned
    on October 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    In August Net SE, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee, Oprema Jena, and A. Schacht products, was removed from the German stock exchange and subsequently filed for insolvency. Now, the fears of Kickstarter backers of the Meyer Optik Görlitz products who have not received their lenses yet have turned into a reality: The reward will not arrive and you won't get your money back either. Net SE is completely dead. This was first reported by German photo publication Photoscala after an official notice was published, asking to direct claims to a law firm. Insolvency proceedings have been opened which means all hopes for backers to receive rewards or their money back have evaporated. Net SE's lack of assets means nothing can be expected from the company and Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms reject all responsibility in such cases. This isn't the first crowdfunding project ending up in a mess but given we are dealing with several campaigns […]

  • The Photographer’s Roundtable: 5 landscape photography pros discuss the state of photography
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    We can learn a lot about photography by listening to other photographers and who better to listen to than experienced professional photographers? With their extensive time in the industry, pros have learned what works best, what might not work as well, ways to create a successful business and perhaps most importantly, what drives them as artists. It is one thing to listen to a single photographer give a presentation, but it is another thing entirely to listen to a group of photographers from the same genre of photography have an... (read more) […]

  • Two Canon EOS R series bodies coming in 2019 [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on October 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I think we all expect to see the new EOS R line of cameras and RF line of lenses to grow quickly. Canon has the Read more... […]

  • Photokina 2018: Sony interview - 'I don’t care about competitors, I care about customers'
    on October 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony's Business Unit 1, Digital Imaging Group, pictured at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany last month. At last month's Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany we made time to speak to senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Sony. In a broad-ranging conversation, Kenji Tanaka talked to us about competition in the full-frame mirrorless market, the value of APS-C, and future plans for the a7S lineup. Is there a customer group that you feel you could reach more effectively? There are many customers in the field of photography, and we want to create products for all of them. Recently, we launched products for sports photographers. That’s just one example. One by one, we want to expand. What is Sony doing that’s unique? We are the world’s largest manufacturer of image sensors, and have developed many unique sensors. Looking at the Alpha 9, the stacked CMOS sensor is a good example of both a […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Sample Images
    on October 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone, which was announced on Tuesday. This flagship smartphone has a triple camera setup with a 27mm 40 megapixel camera, 3x telephoto module, and a new 16mm ultra-wide-angle sensor, making it one of the most versatile smartphones in terms of focal range (16-81mm). […]

  • Here are a few images of the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4
    by Canon Rumors on October 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

    The long rumoured Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 was expected at Photokina last month, but it didn’t officially materialize. A few days ago, Nokishita posted some Read more... […]

  • 2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on October 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

    If space and luxury are what you need, it’s tough to do better than the Lincoln Navigator. […]

  • Kipon announces a new line of Nikon Z lens adapters, tilt-shift and focal reducer lines are coming soon
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 2:36 am

    After MTF, Novoflex and Shoten, Kipon also announced their first batch of Nikon Z lens adapters - you can check the pricing and availability at Adorama (prices range between $31-$158): L/M-NZ L/R-NZ L39-NZ M42-NZ ROLLEI QBM-NZ MD-NZ PK-NZ C/Y-NZ FD-NZ EF-NZ OM-NZ MAMIYA645-NZ NF-NZ EX-NZ I35-NZ Kipon also confirmed that more models, including a tilt-shift and focal reducer […] The post Kipon announces a new line of Nikon Z lens adapters, tilt-shift and focal reducer lines are coming soon appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:New Nikon patent for a Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 full frame mirrorless tilt-shift lens Price of two upcoming Nikon lenses leaked in Japan (Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt shift and 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR) Nikon F-Mount to NEX Lens Turbo focal reducer adapter: impressions & samples (guest post) […]

  • Another Nikon Z recap
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 2:08 am

    If you have any Nikon Z7 related question, you can post them in the Nikon Z Facebook Group (already has almost 8000 members) or in the NikonRumors Forum. Links to many more Z7 reviews are available at the Nikon Z Facebook page. Here is another Nikon Z recap: → Nikon Z7 - try before you buy at WEX […] The post Another Nikon Z recap appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top-selling camera for February 2018 (again) Sony A7RIII vs. Nikon D850 vs. Canon 5D Mark IV Nikon D850 specifications reca […]

  • More pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum
    by [NR] admin on October 18, 2018 at 1:52 am

    A few more pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum (thanks Christian Stenvall): See also this related post: Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum The post More pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum The Nikon Museum will hold a 100th anniversary exhibition on prototype cameras New Nikon Museum exhibition: “Prototype Lenses – Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera&rdquo […]

  • How Google developed the Pixel 3's Super Res Zoom technology
    on October 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    In a blog post on its Google AI Blog, Google Software Engineer Bartlomiej Wronski and Computational Imaging Lead Scientist Peyman Milanfar have laid out how they created the new Super Res Zoom technology inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Over the past year or so, several smartphone manufacturers have added multiple cameras to their phones with 2x or even 3x optical zoom lenses. Google, however, has taken a different path, deciding instead to stick with a single main camera in its new Pixel 3 models and implementing a new feature it is calling Super Res Zoom. Unlike conventional digital zoom, Super Res Zoom technology isn't simply upscaling a crop from a single image. Instead, the technology merges many slightly offset frames to create a higher resolution image. Google claims the end results are roughly on par with 2x optical zoom lenses on other smartphones. Compared to the standard demosaicing pipeline that needs to interpolate missing colors due to the Bayer color filter array […]

  • Adobe MovingStills Creates Realistic Camera Moves in Still Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 17, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    At the ongoing Adobe MAX 2018 conference, Adobe is showing off some sneak peeks of features being developed for the Creative Cloud. One of them is MovingStills, which lets you add realistic camera moves to any still photograph, bringing it to life. The idea is to use artificial intelligence to intelligently create parallax based on […]

  • PhotoDirector 10 released with AI styles, new layer features, and tethered shooting
    on October 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    CyberLink has released PhotoDirector 10, the newest version of its PhotoDirector image editing and design software. The latest installment brings a number of new features, including tethered shooting and an AI Style Engine. CyberLink has also made a number of improvements to layer editing. PhotoDirector 10 brings users workflow improvements, according to CyberLink, that are designed for "advanced photographers." The inclusion of tethered shooting enables users to directly connect a camera to their PC, shoot images, and instantly preview them on the computer. The newest upgrade also brings Soft Proofing for previewing a printer's tone and color rendering, as well as improvements to layer editing. The latter change includes the ability to add empty layers to projects, use clipping masks, and group layers together. Other features include the addition of integrated Express Layer Templates, additional template packs that can be purchased through CyberLink Store, AI Style Packs that use […]

  • This Simple Strategy Sells More Photos
    by Brian Pernicone on October 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Put your camera down. Over there. Immediately. You don't need it if you want to earn more money as a photographer.  [More... […]

  • Don't wait for Holga – this battery-free Instax printer is already on the market
    on October 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Toy manufacturer Tomy has announced the KiiPix, a battery-free smartphone printer that's remarkably similar to the one Holga has been promoting through its Kickstarter campaign. The biggest difference between the two is that you can get the KiiPix today, rather than having to wait for a Kickstarter. The KiiPix is designed very much like the Holga version, other than the pull-up bellows, and uses the same principles for copying the screen of your smartphone onto Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film. To make a print, users are encouraged to turn up the brightness of their screen and place the smartphone face down on a frame supported by a fold-out stand. The shutter is tripped using a nearly identical side-lever mechanism as the Holga Printer, and a winding crank draws the film from the cassette through the exit slot to trigger development. The only thing the KiipIx needs to print photos is a steady supply of Instax film. It collapses down to 135x55x175mm/5.3x2.1x6.88in to stow away […]

  • The Lighting Breakdown: Just a Flashlight
    by Nicole York on October 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Who knew you could get beautifully lit images with nothing but a flashlight? In this week's lighting breakdown, I'm going to show you how I created this series with nothing but a flashlight and a bit of crafting know-how. [More... […]

  • If You Backed Meyer Optik Görlitz on Kickstarter, Your Money is Gone
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on October 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    If you backed a Meyer Optik Görlitz lens on Kickstarter and are still waiting for your reward to arrive, there’s some bad news for you: it never will, and your money is now gone. net SE, the company behind those lenses and other vintage brand reboots, is dead. The news was first reported by photoscala […]

  • Adobe’s annual tradition of “sneaks” shows possible new features coming to the Creative Cloud
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Every year at Adobe MAX, a time is set aside for selected developers at Adobe to show new technology concepts that they and their teams have been working on. It's called "Sneaks," and Adobe describes it as "representing explorations and emerging technologies that may or may not be released as a product or product feature in the future." Though not everything shown at Sneaks makes it into a public release, some features have been shown go public as soon as six months later, which means if it looks like something the broader public... (read more) […]

  • Direct Your Audience Through Your Photos With the Help of Leading Lines
    by Derrick Ruf on October 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Improve your landscape photography this fall with one of my favorite techniques for composing within the photo: the use of leading lines. [More... […]

  • Anthony Morganti demos the new features in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC version 8
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    We have already looked at videos outlining the new features in Photoshop CC 2019 and now we will look at what’s new in Adobe Lightroom CC version 8 thanks to Anthony Morganti. There are not a lot of new extra features introduced in the newest iteration of Lightroom Classic CC, but there are still features worth discussing, including a new Depth of Field Mask. When you capture images in a “portrait” mode in a smartphone, such as something like a recent iPhone, the camera records a lot of depth data, which it then uses to create... (read more) […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro is outrageously innovative - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    If the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X had a phone baby, this is it. […]

  • Sony users are reporting issue using 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD cards with a7 III
    on October 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    According to multiple users on the Sony Alpha subreddit, Sony's a7 III camera is having issues with a particular SanDisk SD card. Reddit user "shadyashell" originally made a post regarding an issue they were having with their Sony a7 III camera and SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC UHS-I Card (Class 3) memory card. In the text of the post, they wrote: "Everytime I insert the card into slot 1 [I get] the error message 'Unable to read memory card. Reinsert memory card. Slot 1' appears. I've reset the camera multiple times, formatted the card both on slot 2 and my laptop. Any advice on solving this issue?" Not long after posting, other Reddit users chimed in and echoed that they too had experienced an issue. Reddit user 'iamtridluu3' said "I'm having the same issue. All six cards. Identical 128gb Extreme Pro. I could use it in slot 2 fine. Just slot 1 of both my a7 III and all six cards. Something is wrong with these cards." Reddit user 'dany74m' claims to have contacted Sony and been told […]

  • Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics - CNET
    by Bridget Carey on October 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    It’s weird to love a $300 video game. But that’s the funny thing about nostalgia. […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 review so far
    by Thomas on October 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 is a general-purpose zoom for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. It offers a classy step-up from Sony’s budget FE 28-70mm f3.5-5.6, and is two-thirds the price of the FE 24-105mm f4, while boasting a brighter aperture than either. Check out Thomas's sample images!… The post Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Sample Images
    on October 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens mounted on a Canon EOS 5DS R body. The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is a very versatile 10x telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras. […]

  • Fujifilm X-T3's video lives up to impressive specifications
    on October 17, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    The Fujifilm X-T3's 4K video more than lives up to its impressive specification, making it one of the most capable video cameras we've ever tested. […]

  • Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S Review
    on October 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S is a new moderate wide-angle prime lens for Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless camera system. Is this new lens offering a classic focal length worth the £849 / $849 asking price? Find out by reading our in-depth Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S review, complete with full-size sample images... […]

  • Surrealist slice of life: Dan Marker-Moore captures spirit of time-lapses in a single composite frame
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 17, 2018 at 10:30 am

    In the newest episode of Adorama’s Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer and videographer Dan Marker-Moore. Originally from Chicago, Dan moved to Los Angeles about eight years ago. In Chicago, he was doing a lot of 2D and 3D art, including animation and motion graphics. After moving to L.A., he continued this kind of work for about five years before taking up photography. Photography started more as a hobby, but as Dan’s interest grew and he shot more, he turned it into a full-time job with a focus on landscape and... (read more) […]

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo review: Turbocharged meets electric charge - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on October 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Porsche adds electric efficiency, better technology and more capacity to the Panamera without compromising what makes this car great. […]

  • HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS
    on October 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Huawei Mate 20 Series is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. Available in 6.53-inch, and 6.39-inch the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is available in three devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS. […]

  • Sony Lists New Sensors, Fujifilm X-T3 Uses Sony Sensor
    on October 17, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Sony have just published details of all their sensors that are on sale to third-party companies, from 1/3 all the way up to medium format, and it appears that the new Fujifilm X-T3 almost certainly uses a Sony sensor (the IMX571). If you've ever wondered which sensor might be inside your camera, these handy charts provide some clues. […]

  • Leica M10-D Camera Announced on October 23rd? (Rumour)
    on October 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The Leica M10-D camera is rumoured to be launched on October 23rd, with official product shots already appearing on rumour site Nokishita. This will be a replacement for the Leica M-D (Typ 262) model, which has already been discontinued. As a reminder, this Leica camera series sports a minimalist design with no rear LCD screen. […]

  • Insta360 Adds 180° 3D Capture to Pro Camera Series
    on October 17, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Insta360 are adding support for 180-degree 3D capture and editing with its leading professional VR cameras, the Insta360 Pro and Pro 2. The cameras are the first-ever pro-level VR cameras to offer support for both 180 and 360 capture. The 180 3D update for the Insta360 Pro and Pro 2 is set to launch later this month. […]

  • Nikon Z7 now in stock at all three major US retailers
    by [NR] admin on October 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

    The Nikon Z7 is now in stock at all three major US retailers: Adorama B&H Amazon The post Nikon Z7 now in stock at all three major US retailers appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock Nikon D700 currently out of stock in all major US retailers None of the major US retailers have received any D7000 shipments […]

  • Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens additional coverage
    by [NR] admin on October 17, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens additional coverage: Just announced: Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 lens The new Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens at Photokina Irix lenses are sold at Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT. The post Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens additional coverage appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new Irix Dragonfly 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens at Photokina New Irix Dragonfly 150mm macro lens to be announced at Photokina? Confirmed: Irix Dragonfly is a new macro lens […]

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on October 17, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Even with a big performance boost, more RAM and a cool new matte black color, this still feels more like a Surface Laptop 1.5. […]

  • Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace: Creating high-contrast portraits using only natural light
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Using only natural light, Mark Wallace can capture high-contrast, grungy-looking portraits. Thanks to the newest episode of Adorama’s Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace, you can too. Fortunately, you don’t need fancy lighting equipment for this technique. All you need is open shade, a lens which can shoot with a shallow depth of field and a creative post-processing technique. It’s important to find an open area in the shade, as it allows you to get some excellent catchlights in the eyes while keeping a somewhat flat light on... (read more) […]

  • VSCO adds new 'Preset Views' to its Android and iOS apps
    on October 16, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Today, VSCO introduced Preset Views, an interface change within its mobile application that makes it easier to see how presets look on your photos. The new feature provides three new viewing options when adding presets to your photos. In addition to the standard view, VSCO now lets you see previews of each preset in various sizes, from small thumbnail to full-width photos. "The feature is designed to help creators continue to evolve their creativity by encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zones and experiment with different presets," says VSCO. VSCO also added a new grouping function that makes it easier to see what presets work best with certain types of photo. Until now, presets were only grouped in the various collections VSCO introduced. You could rearrange them as your needs desired, but it's a time-consuming process. And you still have to know what presets work best for various types of photos. Now, you can get a better feel for what filters work best for […]

  • A Taste of the Canon EOS-R with NOCT NIKKOR 58 f/1.2 Lens!
    by Steve Huff on October 16, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    A Taste of the Canon EOS-R with NOCT NIKKOR 58 f/1.2 Lens! By Rai Hi Steve, Three days ago I went to my local camera store with the aim of buying some lens wipes and [... […]

  • Amazon Smart Plug review: A smart plug for Alexa only - CNET
    by Molly Price on October 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    If you're living in an Alexa-powered smart home, adding this smart plug is a simple way to automate dumb devices. […]

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year's model - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on October 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 gets even faster, but be ready to pay for must-have extras. […]

  • TinyMOS unveils ultra-portable NANO1 astrophotography camera
    on October 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    TinyMOS, the company behind the TINY1 astrophotography camera introduced in 2015, is back with a successor. The newly unveiled NANO1 is only one-third the size of the TINY1 and offers multiple improvements over the original model, including greater portability, increased resolution, and a dual-mount lens system. The NANO1 is highly portable, weighing in at less than 100g/3.5oz with a size considerably smaller than the TINY1. Despite the size reduction, the NANO1 astronomy camera will offer triple the resolution of the original model, featuring a Sony BSI sensor capable of capturing 12MP still images and 4K Ultra HD videos. The size of the NANO1's sensor is unclear, but it's likely the same 1/3" format as original TINY1. TinyMOS packed a dual-mount system into the NANO1, one capable of supporting both "very small" M12 lenses, as well as larger C-mount lenses. Users will be able to control the camera using an iPhone or Android smartphone running a companion app. The apps will also […]

  • Nikon Z7 Field Test Part I: Nikon takes a good first step into the full-frame mirrorless fray
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Click here to read my Nikon Z7 Field Test Part I After many teasers and hints, Nikon finally took the wraps off their brand-new full-frame mirrorless camera system back in August. The announcement comprised of two cameras with identical bodies, the Z7 and the Z6, alongside a handful of native lenses. The Nikon Z7 is the first to release, having hit store shelves a couple of weeks ago, and I have been testing it here in Maine. The autumn colors are bright, and the camera's 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor has thus far done an... (read more) […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm X-T3 Camera
    by Dylan Goldby on October 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    The X-T3 brings a host of changes and improvements over previous X-series cameras. Its new sensor and processor enable much faster performance and significant feature enhancements for both stills and video.  [More... […]

  • Expand Your Photography Business by Learning About Video
    by Anete Lusina on October 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Are you a photographer who's self-conscious about trying your hand at doing video? Don't worry, most modern cameras are suitable for video, so let's get started! [More... […]

  • Google Pixel 3 XL review: A big phone with a fantastic camera and a big notch - CNET
    by Lynn La on October 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The Pixel 3 XL screens calls, has wireless charging and delivers the same camera experience as the Pixel 3 -- all on a bigger display. […]

  • New diffractive optics super telephoto lenses on the way, with a new twist….. [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on October 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    We’re told that new diffractive optics super telephoto lenses are on the way, but they may not be for the EF mount. An unknown source Read more... […]

  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite upgraded with slimmer design, full waterproofing, Bluetooth - CNET
    by David Carnoy on October 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    We go hands-on with the new Kindle Paperwhite, which was updated with many of the features found in the high-end Kindle Oasis. […]

  • Breaking down the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, including content-aware fill
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Yesterday at Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe unveiled major updates to nearly all of their Creative Cloud applications, including Lightroom and Photoshop. Regarding Photoshop in particular, there are many updates, big and small, and Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel has broken them all down in a couple of new videos. The first video below highlights the “must-know” new features of Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, including ones not specifically aimed at photographers. When you first boot up Photoshop CC 2019, you will be met with a... (read more) […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro triple cam offers focal lengths from 16 to 80mm
    on October 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone Mate 20 Pro at an event in London today. Like the P20 Pro, the new device comes with a triple-camera setup on the rear but replaces the P20 Pro's monochrome camera with a super-wide-angle unit, offering the widest range of focal lengths of all current smartphones. Using a combination of optical and digital zoom the new Huawei offers a zoom range from 16 to 270mm equiv. The 40MP main camera is the same as on the P20 Pro and comes with large 1/1.7" sensor, F1.8 aperture and 27mm equivalent focal length. The 8MP tele-camera features a F2.4 aperture and 80mm equivalent focal length. The new super-wide-angle offers a 16mm equivalent focal length and uses a 20MP sensor with F2.2 aperture lens. A minimum focus distance of 2.5cm allows for better macro performance. Very high ISO values up to 51200 allow for photography in very dark conditions and a new Super HDR mode that fuses 10 frames at Raw level offers improved dynamic […]

  • Nikon D850, Nikon Z7 finally in stock at Adorama
    by [NR] admin on October 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    The Nikon D850 DSLR camera is currently in stock for the first time at Adorama. The D850 was announced in July 2017. Update: Adorama also has the Nikon Z7 in stock. The post Nikon D850, Nikon Z7 finally in stock at Adorama appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 camera is now in stock in the US (*UPDATED*) It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock Amazon: Nikon D850 will be in stock on March 13t […]

  • How a Female Videographer Books 80 Weddings a Year in a Male-Dominated Industry
    by Eli Dreyfuss on October 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In today's wedding video business market, the female demographic is vastly unrepresented and is far outnumbered by men. In this insightful video, discover the ways that one female videographer found success and is booking 80 weddings a year!  [More... […]

  • Landscape Photographer of the Year winners
    by Geoff Harris on October 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    The winning images in the 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. Now in its 12th year, the competition celebrates the diverse rural and urban landscapes of the UK. The overall winner is named as Pete Rowbottom, who shot a competition regular, Glencoe. "The numerous strong diagonal lines of the ice fractures in Pete's image echo the shape of Buachaille Etive Mor in the background and have peaks of their own," said competition founder Charlie Waite. "This is an image where you can hear and feel the landscape as well as see it, so it is emotionally strong and involves the viewer on multiple levels." See below for a selection of winners and watch out a full report in AP soon. Overall winner: Ice Spikes, Glencoe, Scotland by Pete Rowbottom Young Landscape Photographer of the Year: Land’s End, Cornwall, England. Josef FitzGerald-Patrick Adult …Continue reading » […]

  • Huawei Watch GT ditches Wear OS for longer battery life - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Two weeks on a charg […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro First Impressions
    on October 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone... […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro Hands-on Photos
    on October 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone. […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro goes wide with Leica 16-80mm camera
    by Andy Westlake on October 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    16mm ultra-wideangle lens added into triple-camera setup, alongside 27mm and 80mm equivalent optics The camera is labelled Leica Vario-Summilux-H 1:1.8-2.4/16-80mm ASPHFlagship smartphone includes triple camera setup with 16mm, 27mm and 80mm lenses […]

  • Nikon Z7 AF tested: Tracking lags behind the D850, mirrorless competition
    on October 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    The Nikon Z7 is slated as a mirrorless equivalent to the D850, but it can't subject track with the same reliability as its DSLR counterpart. AF performance is otherwise good, except in low light where hunting can lead to missed shots. […]

  • 2019 GMC Sierra review: Don't sweat the truck stuff - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on October 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The new GMC Sierra is everything a pickup truck needs to be in 2018. […]

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 Camera Features 30x Zoom, 18.2 Megapixels, 10fps Burst Shooting
    on October 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 is the world's smallest camera with a 30x, 24-720mm zoom lens. The WX800 also has Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF to help capture even distant subjects beautifully, while built-in Wi-Fi/NFC makes sharing easy. There's an 18.2 million pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 180-degree tilting touch-panel LCD screen, BIONZ X processor, 10fps continuous shooting and 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording. The WX800 measures 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.5 mm and weighs 233g with the battery and memory card fitted. The Sony WX800 will be available in black or white.Update: Sony have also unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-WX700 model in China, which appears to be identical to the WX800, except that it doesn't have a touchscreen LCD. […]

  • Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part II: Out in the wild with Fuji’s enthusiast-grade flagship camera
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 15, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Click here to read our Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part II In this current era of so many Full Frame Mirrorless offerings streaming forth, Fujifilm remains quite content to play on either side of that fence in both the Medium Format world and, of course, the popular APS-C world. We've loved so many of their APS-C models, but the X-T line has arguably been our overall favorite. Announced in September, the Fuji X-T3 has risen to the top of the popularity charts here at IR, and our colleague Eamon Hickey in New York was able to spend... (read more) […]

  • Another Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L IS mention [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on October 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    We’re again being told that an image stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8L lens is coming. This source claims there has been a lot of internal discussions whether Read more... […]

  • The EOS-R Low Light Torture Test with the 50 1.2 and VS the 1dXII
    by Steve Huff on October 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    The EOS-R Low Light Torture Test with the 50 1.2 and VS the 1dXII By Steve Huff Going to try and keep this short as I posted a video about this last night on my [... […]

  • 7 tips for planning your perfect photography trip
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Landscape photographer Nigel Danson has taken a lot of photo trips over the past year and during that time he has made mistakes. Fortunately, every mistake is a learning opportunity and with Danson’s excellent YouTube channel, we can learn from his mistakes as well. In the video below, Nigel gives us seven tips for planning the perfect photography trip. For landscape photography in particular, it makes a big difference to plan ahead. If you are planning a trip to a specific place, especially if it is far away, you want to make... (read more) […]

  • The Best Thing I've Ever Done to Improve My Instagram Experience
    by Alex Cooke on October 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Until recently, my experience with Instagram was becoming increasingly lackluster, and I finally decided to take a step to fix that. I actually enjoy using the app again now. [More... […]

  • 3 hours left on the 2018 5DayDeal Photography Bundle sale that includes the latest Luminar and Photolemur versions
    by [NR] admin on October 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The new 2018 5DayDeal Photography Bundle costs $89 and already includes the latest Skylum Luminar 2018 and Photolemur 3 software releases packaged together with other photography tools and resources. This offer will end in less than 24 hours. The post 3 hours left on the 2018 5DayDeal Photography Bundle sale that includes the latest Luminar and Photolemur versions appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new 2018 5DayDeal Photography Bundle is now live Skylum Luminar 2018 new low price Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC now available for pre-order (Lightroom alternative) […]

  • Dell UltraSharp 49 is a big monitor matched by a big price - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on October 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Too bad, because it could be really convenient for a lot of us. […]

  • How to Create Your Own Luck in Photography
    by Christopher Malcolm on October 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Sometimes, I like to tell brief stories about my adventures in life and photography that have little to do with the technical aspects of creating an image and more to do with making sense of an often hectic profession. [More... […]

  • Lightroom CC 2.0: What's new, and where is it headed?
    on October 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Last year, Adobe shook up its Lightroom ecosystem – and quite a lot of its longtime customers – by announcing Lightroom CC 1.0, a completely new desktop photo management and editing app focused on Creative Cloud integration. The previous version lost its name to the upstart and was rebranded Lightroom Classic CC, leading many people to think, over Adobe’s sudden strenuous objections, that Classic was soon headed for the rejects bin. Today, Adobe released Lightroom CC 2.0 and Lightroom Classic CC 8.0, both still breathing and both with additional features. In this article I’m specifically looking at what’s new in Lightroom CC and how it fits into the greater Lightroom lineup (which includes mobile versions for iOS and Android), but it’s worth mentioning up front that photographers using Lightroom Classic shouldn’t feel anxious about the immediate future. Lightroom CC 2.0 Gets More Cloud-y One of the primary reasons for building a cloud-focused […]

  • Palm looks like the smallest iPhone you've ever seen, but it's not a phone - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on October 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    It's a 3.3-inch Android sidekick. […]

  • Leave The iPad at Home, Print Your Portfolio
    by Lee Morris on October 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Every photographer today has a digital portfolio of some kind but only a very few have spent the time to create a printed book. In this video, we look into three very differently designed printed portfolios.  [More... […]

  • NatureTTL delivers tips and tricks for taking your drone photography to new heights
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    There’s nothing like taking to the skies for a fresh new perspective in your photography. With the advent of affordable, capable drones, nearly anyone can try their hand at aerial photography. In the newest video at NatureTTL, photographer Olly Jelley shares tips and tricks to help you take better drone photos. On the one hand, drones allow you a different kind of creative freedom. On the other hand, with the ability to capture shots at nearly any angle, there are complications. The first step to drone photography is having a... (read more) […]

  • Amazon Echo Sub review: Echo can finally go deep - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The Amazon Echo Sub offers an instant bass upgrade to the smart speaker line, but stereo pairing two Echos makes for a better music experience. […]

  • A fully-featured Photoshop is finally coming to the iPad
    on October 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Earlier this year, Adobe Chief Product Officer, Scott Belsky, acknowledged Adobe was working on a full version of Adobe Photoshop for iPad. Today, we were given a glimpse into the fruits of its labor, with Adobe previewing Photoshop CC on iPad on stage at Adobe MAX 2018 in Los Angeles. While much of the underlying code remains the same as its desktop counterpart, Adobe Photoshop CC on iPad is redesigned to be used on mobile devices, with a cleaner interface and buttons large enough to be tapped with a finger or stylus. Adobe Photoshop CC on iPad will also seamlessly sync with the desktop version of Photoshop CC via Creative Cloud so you can start on a project on one device and finish it up on another. To achieve this, Adobe had to create an updated version of its PSD file format it calls Cloud PSDs. In Adobe's own words, "when we ship Photoshop on the iPad, [Cloud PSDs] will also run and automatically show up on your desktop...Suddenly, you’ll have this cloud-powered roundtrip […]

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 Travel-zoom Cameras
    on October 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 are the World’s smallest travel high zoom cameras with 4K movie capability and an upgraded image processor. Both models offer a truly versatile zoom range from 24mm at the wide end up to 720mm super-telephoto, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, and the latest BIONZ X image processing engine. The new Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 will ship in Europe from October 2018, priced at £450 and €520 in Ireland for HX99 and £430 and €500 in Ireland for HX95.Update: The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Travel Zoom camera will also be available in the USA in early November for $449.99 USD ($599.99 CAD). […]

  • Adobe Camera Raw now supports Nikon Z7 and P1000 cameras
    by [NR] admin on October 15, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Adobe announced several new updates today: The latest Adobe Camera Raw now supports Nikon Z7 and P1000 cameras Photoshop CC version 20.0 released Lightroom CC version 2.0 released Lightroom Classic version 8.0 released Adobe launched new Premiere Rush CC video editor See also: list of newly supported cameras and lenses. The current Adobe CC plan rates can be found here (see also […] The post Adobe Camera Raw now supports Nikon Z7 and P1000 cameras appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Adobe DNG Converter 11 released with support for the Nikon Coolpix P1000 and Nikon Z7 cameras Adobe Lightroom Classic 7.2 and ACR 10.2 released (Photoshop 19.1.1 update pulled out because of error?) Adobe Lightroom 6.14 released (the last standalone version of Lightroom) […]

  • Adobe MAX 2018: Lightroom and Photoshop updated, plus full Adobe Photoshop is coming to iPad
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    There’s a lot going on at Adobe MAX, including a lot of news regarding a new Adobe video-editing platform, Rush. However, there’s still quite a bit of interesting content to cover regarding Adobe’s primary photo-editing applications, Lightroom and Photoshop. You will likely recall that last year, Lightroom was split into Lightroom CC, a multi-platform streamlined version of Lightroom, and Lightroom Classic CC, the same desktop program many of us are familiar with. Adobe is updating all versions of Lightroom CC today, including a... (read more) […]

  • Premiere for the iPad? A first look at Adobe’s new, multi-platform Premiere Rush CC software (VIDEO)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Adobe has been promising the merits of the "creative cloud" since they unveiled it, and even as late as last week, I was still not really seeing the benefits to the average user. Sure, thanks to their "teams" option, it is apparently easy to work with a group to complete a project with shared files and experiences, but because that is not something they have ever provided for review, no one in the industry has been able to speak to it unless they've been part of a larger project, like the creation of feature films. I've only ever... (read more) […]

  • Montblanc Summit 2 shoots for the high end of Google smartwatches - CNET
    by Scott Stein on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    It's the first Wear OS watch with newer battery-extending processors, but it's also crazy expensive. […]

  • Adobe Unveils Adobe Photoshop CC for iPad, Premiere Rush CC Video Editor, and Major Creative Cloud Updates
    on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Adobe have announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe XD. They've also unveiled Premiere Rush CC (pictured), the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators, and previewed new iPad versions of Adobe Photoshop CC and Project Gemini, a drawing app. […]

  • Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM sample gallery
    on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The weather and has most definitely taken a turn toward fall here, and our shooting opportunities have followed suit. We brought the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 along to a harvest festival of sorts and a few of our usual haunts. The lens is currently the widest native prime for the RF system, and priced at $500 for its launch in December, is also the cheapest lens to debut with the RF. Take a look through our gallery to see how it performs. […]

  • 84.5mm MID-HARD Graduation Camera Filters
    on October 15, 2018 at 10:30 am

    84.5mm's new MID-HARD Graduation camera filters are intended mainly for outdoor photography with straighter lines. These new filters are available now in all filter sizes, fully compatible with holders of P type square filters (width 84-85mm) and XL type square filters (width 100mm). […]

  • Hensel Certo 200 and Certo 400 Compact Flashes
    on October 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Hensel is introducing the Certo 200 and Certo 400, two new compact flash units especially tailored to ambitious amateurs, semiprofessional users, and new professionals starting out. […]

  • Canon EOS R review
    by Gordon Laing on October 15, 2018 at 9:45 am

    The Canon EOS R is a full-frame mirrorless camera with 30 Megapixels, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4k video and fully-articulated touchscreen. It’s the first full frame mirrorless camera from Canon and launches the new RF lens mount. Find out if it's the camera you've been waiting for in my in-depth review!… The post Canon EOS R review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Nikon Z7 XQD memory cards comparison
    by [NR] admin on October 15, 2018 at 12:55 am

    CameraMemorySpeed published their test results of different XQD memory cards used in the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, including the new Nikon XQD cards (not available in the US yet). Their recommendation is to use the Sony G-Series XQD memory cards (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) in the Nikon Z7 camera. Other XQD memory cards, such as the […] The post Nikon Z7 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) Best XQD/SD memory cards for the Nikon D500 (and the D5) Sony quietly announced new G Series XQD version 2 memory cards […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #492
    by [NR] admin on October 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    → The new Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens will start shipping on October 26th  (pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H). → New Nissin i400 flash for Nikon announced and is now available for pre-order (more info available here). → Nikon released firmware update version 1.02 for the WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller. → The new Sony Tough SD memory […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #492 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #489 Just announced: Skylum Aurora HDR 2019 and Profoto B10 Weekly Nikon news flash #251 […]

  • Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum
    by [NR] admin on October 14, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    A report from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum by Con Foley (see his blog post for additional information): Pictures © Con Foley and used with permission. The post Report: prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:More pictures from the prototype lenses exhibition at the Nikon museum A detailed report on the Nikon prototype cameras exhibition at the Nikon Museum in Tokyo New Nikon Museum exhibition: “Prototype Lenses – Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera&rdquo […]

  • The big picture – a review of the Nikon Z7 camera
    by [NR] admin on October 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The Big Picture – a review of the Nikon Z7 camera is by John Slaytor: To focus solely on individual components of a camera is very like not being able to see the wood for the trees. In the numerous Nikon Z7 reviews that I have read, no one seems to have appreciated the camera’s […] The post The big picture – a review of the Nikon Z7 camera appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Detailed Nikon Z7 camera review by Mobile01 This appears to be the first “partial” picture of the new Nikon D850 DSLR camera Metabones Speed Booster Nikon G lens to Fuji X-mount camera adapter – a hands-on review […]

  • New Pennsylvania bill will fine drone operators up to $300 for invading privacy
    on October 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    A new Pennsylvania bill, signed by Governor Tom Wolf, will impose a financial penalty for drone operators who use their drone to spy on people or otherwise endanger the physical wellbeing of someone. As reported by Pittsburgh's WTAE, House Bill 1346, which goes into effect 60 days after signing, says that any drone operator "who uses a drone to invade someone else's privacy or puts someone in fear of being physically harmed" will face a fine upwards of $300. "With the rise in popularity of drones with video cameras, this is a commonsense step to prevent the use of drones to invade someone's privacy," says Governor Wolf. "Drones should not be a tool to spy on someone in their yard or through their window." According to Pennsylvania Republican Jeff Pyle of Armstrong County, a sponsor of the bill, the wording used in the bill was written with the help of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In addition to the $300 fine, the bill also addresses the issue of using drones to smuggle […]

  • The Key to Personal Growth as a Photographer
    by Tim Behuniak on October 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    What is the key to growth as a photographer? Is it buying the best gear you can possibly afford? Nope. Or is it strategically curating your Instagram feed? Probably not.  [More... […]

  • Photokina 2018: Sigma interview - 'There's no magic to it, we just try to be unique'
    on October 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, pictured at this year's Photokina trade show in Cologne Germany, last month. We spoke to several senior executives last month in Germany at the Photokina trade show. Among them was Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, who shared his thoughts on the photography marketplace in general, and the just-announced L-mount alliance. The following interview has been edited for clarity and flow. How did the L-mount alliance come about? I don’t remember exactly when but I think it was two or three years ago. At that time we’d already decided to make a full frame mirrorless camera featuring Foveon technology. We were planning to develop our own short flange back mirrorless system. Actually we already had a design. I don’t remember the exact spec but I think the flange back was about the same [as the L mount], about 20mm, and a similar mount diameter. And around that time, Panasonic approached us and proposed that we work on it jointly. At around that same time, […]

  • Sony A7III IN STOCK NOW! A few left…
    by Steve Huff on October 14, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Sony A7III IN STOCK NOW! A few left… Just a note to say that Amazon and B&H Photo has the Sony A7 III In stock! Stocked and shipped by Amazon, not a 3rd party. This [... […]

  • Kodak Digitizing Box service breathes life into old media with minimal effort
    on October 14, 2018 at 12:17 am

    There's no shortage of ways to digitize your old film photos, videos, taps, and audio recordings on mediums long extinct. But Kodak is hoping you'll eschew other methods in favor of its new Kodak Digitizing Box. As the name suggests, the Kodak Digitizing Box is a simple solution to bringing analogue content into the digital world through the careful hands of professionals. In Kodaks own words, “The Kodak Digitizing Box brings a modern version of Kodak’s yellow envelope back to customer door steps and aims to make the daunting task of digitizing aging media easy,” The boxes, which arrived with a pre-paid shipping label for easy returns, are available in four sizes: 3 piece, 10 piece, 20 piece, and 40 piece, and are priced at $59.99, $169.99, $289.99, and $559.99, respectively. One "piece" can consist of an audio tape, video tape, roll of film, or 25 photos. The below image details what type of media is able to be digitized. After the box is shipped off, you will […]

  • When Was the Last Time You Shot Just for the Sake of Shooting?
    by Evan Kane on October 13, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I know it's easy to get bogged down in all the different aspects of this industry. When is the last time that you took your camera and just shot some things with little-to-no plan just because you could? [More... […]

  • What to expect next from Nikon?
    by [NR] admin on October 13, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    After the last D3500 announcement, here is an updated list of what to expect next from Nikon: N1710 (Nikon Z6) - already announced N1711 (Nikon Z7) - already announced N1718 (Nikon D3500) - already announced N16H0 (Nikon DF-M1) - already announced N1721 (Nikon Coolpix A1000) - still to be announced Unconfirmed/rumored Nikon cameras and lenses: No news on a potential Nikon D750 […] The post What to expect next from Nikon? appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:What to expect next from Nikon? (Nikon D3500 announcement tonight) What to expect next from Nikon and some new hints about announcement dates Recap: what to expect next from Nikon? […]

  • Gray Market Products: To Buy or Not to Buy?
    by Burak Erzincanli on October 13, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Gear is expensive, and saving a couple hundred dollars on brand new gear might be tempting, but sometimes, it costs more than you expect. [More... […]

  • A Better Approach to Ask for Critiques and Improve your Photography
    by Alexandre Watanabe on October 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Everybody will someday ask for the famous C&C (critique and/or comments), or has seen it when navigating the Internet on photography-related groups. [More... […]

  • Learn More About Luminar with Libraries - Is this a Lightroom Killer?
    on October 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Skylum have just launched the new Luminar with Libraries Teasing Page, where you can find out a lot of information about the upcoming update of Luminar with Libraries. Skylum are on schedule to release Luminar with Libraries in December 2018 - a major update that comes free to all Luminar 2018 users. […]

  • Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 (Rumour)
    on October 13, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is due to be released in 2019, according to Japanese rumour site Nokishita. Sporting an APO Sonnar lens design, the Otus 100mm has a filter size of 86mm and an aperture range of f/1.4-f/16. It will be available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. […]

  • Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 Full-frame Lens Available on October 26th
    on October 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Sales of the new Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for full frame Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras will begin on October 26th. […]

  • Canon EOS-R is HERE. Nineteen Things I Like. Five I Don’t.
    by Steve Huff on October 13, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Canon EOS-R is HERE. Nineteen Things I Like. Five I Don’t. By Steve Huff Canon EOS-R NOW SHIPPING  – B&H Photo – Amazon No, I did not go to Hawaii to test the Canon EOS-R [... […]

  • First pictures of the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens (Zeiss Otus 1.4/100)
    by [NR] admin on October 12, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Here are some pictures of the previously rumored Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 full frame DSLR lens (Zeiss Otus 1.4/100) that will be officially announced in 2019 (APO Sonnar lens design, 86mm filter size): Zeiss currently has three Otus lenses for Nikon F-mount: 28mm, 55mm and 85mm (all f/1.4). Via Nokishita The post First pictures of the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens (Zeiss Otus 1.4/100) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Zeiss OTUS 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* ZF.2 lens (Nikon F mount) now shipping Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A lenses tested at DxOmark New Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens rumored to be announced this year […]

  • Canon USA’s President and COO Kevin Ogawa talks mirrorless and strategy, as the EOS-R hits the market
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 12, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    The last 6 weeks or so have been pretty hectic, given the blistering pace of new-product announcements and the Photokina show, so I'm only now managing to share an in-depth conversation I had with Kazuto (Kevin) Ogawa, named as Canon USA's President and COO back in April. I spoke with him on the day of Canon's long-awaited EOS-R announcement, so was particularly eager to hear his thoughts on Canon's mirrorless strategy, but also on his strategic plan for Canon USA as a whole. As a result, this interview ranges a bit further afield... (read more) […]

  • Testing the Canon EOS R's Autofocusing
    on October 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made possible by the new Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter. So we've tested out the autofocusing system of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera, firstly with the RF 24-105mm f/4 kit lens and then with a wide variety of EF lenses. […]

  • Photography Blog Launches on Instagram!
    on October 12, 2018 at 9:00 am

    We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts. You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website. We''ll be regularly updating our Instagram account, sometimes with exclusive content, so follow us on Instagram and help spread what we do with more people. […]

  • ​Adobe DNG Converter 11.0 Supports EOS R, X-T3, and Z 7
    on October 12, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Adobe DNG Converter 11.0 adds support for the following cameras: Canon Canon EOS R (pictured)Fujifilm Fujifilm X-T3 Nikon Nikon COOLPIX P1000Nikon Z 7 Panasonic Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100 II The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 600 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format. […]

  • How to make the most of high ISOs
    by Amateur Photographer on October 12, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Dimly lit interiors where you can’t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutionsDimly lit interiors where you can’t use flash or failing light outdoors can be a challenge. Steve Davey has high-ISO and gear solutions […]

  • Get sharper shots handheld
    by Amateur Photographer on October 12, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Tripods ensure sharp shots but can slow you down and make spontaneous shots harder. James Abbott shows how to keep everything sharp handheldTripods ensure sharp shots but can slow you down and make spontaneous shots harder. James Abbott shows how to keep everything sharp handheld […]

  • Keep things in perspective
    by Martin Evening on October 12, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Controlling perspective has its challenges. Martin Evening reveals how to combat distortions in Adobe Photoshop.Controlling perspective has its challenges. Martin Evening reveals how to combat distortions in Adobe Photosho […]

  • Skylum Adds AI Sky Enhancer to Luminar
    on October 12, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Skylum is adding an AI Sky Enhancer, a new and highly advanced AI filter, to Luminar. AI Sky Enhancer is a new filter developed in the company’s AI Lab to add depth, definition, and detail to the sky without creating artifacts or affecting other aspects of the image, including permeable objects like bridges and trees where sky is intertwined. The new filter will be available as a free update to all Luminar 2018 users in November. […]

  • Preserve Your Memories with the Kodak Digitizing Box
    on October 12, 2018 at 7:30 am

    The Kodak Digitizing Box brings a modern version of Kodak’s yellow envelope back to customer door steps. A box is shipped to the customer and they place inside of it the media they want to be converted. The media is mailed back in a pre-paid, pre-addressed box. The Kodak Digitizing Box offers four options of service, with 19 types of media available for conversion to digital, including, VHS tapes, Reel to Reel audio tape, Super 8 Film, 35mm slides and picture negatives. […]

  • ​Infltr App Now Free for iOS
    on October 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Infltr, the photography App with an infinite number of filters, is now free for all iPhone and iPad users. […]

  • Hey y’all, what lens adapters are you using? (Can we count on ANY to work reliably?)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    We're looking to better-standardize our camera testing methodology, so want to adapt high-quality Canon EF or Nikkor lenses onto Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds bodies. We know this is a really popular method for using your legacy lenses on your new bodies, so we were curious what adapters you all, the Imaging Resource readers, have found to be the most consistent. We expect many of you to suggest well-known brands like Metabones for this, and we agree that they are generally a really great option. But there are caveats to that.... (read more) […]

  • Patent: 360 degree camera from Canon
    by Canon Rumors on October 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    LetsGoDigital has found a Canon patent application with the USPTO for a 360-degree camera, the patent was published on October 4, 2018 The device has Read more... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy A9: world’s first phone with five cameras
    by Geoff Harris on October 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Korean maker takes the fight to Huawei, Google, Apple and the rest by ramping up the photo features (and the handset only is a reasonable £549)Let’s face it, if all we needed smartphones for was to make calls, send texts or access social media, we’d …Continue reading » […]

  • MTF to bring the first RF mount adapters to the world
    by Canon Rumors on October 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

    It looks like MTF will be the first company to bring a full series of Canon RF mount adapters to market. All of the adapters Read more... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Features Four Rear Cameras
    on October 11, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone debuts the world’s first rear quad camera. The Galaxy A9 has a 24MP Main Lens, a 2x Optical Zoom lens, an Ultra Wide Lens, and a Depth Lens.The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November priced at £549. […]

  • In huge milestone for drone pilots, DJI has been approved by FAA to authorize customer flights near airports and more
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on October 10, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    In a move that will benefit just about everyone involved with the process, DJI has been approved by the FAA as a UAS Service Supplier and will be able to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) within their applications to create a line of communication between professional drone pilots and the FAA. Designed to be used as an approval service for flying drones in what are normally restricted airspaces, LAANC speeds up the current cumbersome, manual process from months to near-instant. To fully... (read more) […]

  • Canon EOS-R IN STOCK NOW!
    by Steve Huff on October 10, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Canon EOS-R IN STOCK NOW! For anyone interested, the new Canon EOS-R is in stock NOW at B&H Photo and Amazon. Body only, with 24-105 and even the adapter to use your current Canon EF [... […]

  • Leica Q ‘Khaki’ Special Edition
    on October 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    The Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is a new special edition camera with khaki-coloured leather trim and classic Leica script. The special edition of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is strictly limited to 495 pieces globally and is available from today priced at $4995. […]

  • Is the Canon EOS 5DS series to be replaced by a mirrorless camera? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on October 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    We’ve been told a couple of times in very vague terms that Canon may be looking to replace the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Read more... […]

  • Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S review so far
    by Thomas on October 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S is a general-purpose zoom for Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens features a constant f4 focal ratio, fast and quiet focusing, and a compact design that’s a perfect match for Z bodies. Ahead of our full review, check out a variety of sample images!… The post Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Insta360 ONE X Action Camera: 5.7K Video, Impossible Stabilization, Cinematic Slow-Mo
    on October 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Insta360 today launched the ONE X, a 5.7K camera that uses 360° capture, groundbreaking stabilization and cinematic slow-mo to radically expand what’s possible with a camera. […]

  • HEX Launches Ranger Collection of Camera Bags
    on October 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    HEX has announced that its new capsule of DSLR/Camera Bags are now available. The Ranger Collection consists of an innovative Clamshell Backpack as well as a Sling. Both bags come in all black Cordura as well as a fresh new camo. […]

  • Tourbox Creative Controller for Photoshop and Lightroom
    on October 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Tourbox is an advanced controller with customized creative inputs to simplify and optimize control of Photoshop, Lightroom, and other software. TourBox is launching soon on Kickstarter with discounts of to 50% Off retail price for early adopters. […]

  • Canon releases Digital Photo Professional Express for iOS
    by Canon Rumors on October 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Canon has released Digital Photo Professional Express for iOS devices. The software is free to download and use from the Apple App store. RAW PROCESSING ON Read more... […]

  • Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0
    on October 10, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Sony have released a major firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III cameras. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/.28 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures. […]