Photography News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Deal: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art $849 (Reg $1199) today only
    by Canon Rumors on December 10, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    If you’ve been on the fence about a top performing 85mm lens for your Canon camera, now’s the time to grab the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Read more... […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hot deal of the day: $350 off on the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 FE lens!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    This runs today only: $350 off on the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 FE lens at BHphoto (Click here). They also rund deals on those three items on their DealZone page: More deals: You get this Lexar 128GB card for $45 only at Amazon US. Big software deals: Skylum officially launched Luminar 3 with Libraries (Click here). […] The post Hot deal of the day: $350 off on the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 FE lens! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

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

    B&H has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount on sale ($350 off) as a part of their Deal Zone. This offer is valid only for today. Update #1: get another $50 off with coupon code YOUGO2BH at B&H only Update #2: this deal is now also available at Adorama. Check […] The post Today only: the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is $350 off appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is $250 off today only This weekend only: exclusive $170 off on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens Exclusive [NR] deal: $100 off the Sigma 35mm and 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lenses […]

  • Rumors recap: Sony 8k, telephoto lens, 35mm and 135mm FE, A7000, A7sIII
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Here is an extended recap of rumored E-mount gear: Sony A7000. Sony officially confirmed that a high end APS-C camera is in the works. And recently Sony registered a new mirrorless camera in Asia which I believe is the new APS-C camera (and not the A7sIII). This is what our sources told us about this […] The post Rumors recap: Sony 8k, telephoto lens, 35mm and 135mm FE, A7000, A7sIII appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The very first review of the new Zonlai 50mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens by Marc Alhadeff
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Marc Alhadeff is the first person testing the new Zonlai 50mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens (you can get it at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK). The conclusion: The Zonlai 50mm F1.4 (150 euros) is an excellent manual portrait lens for A6000, perfectly usable wide open (very good) and giving excellent results as of F2.8 […] The post The very first review of the new Zonlai 50mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount lens by Marc Alhadeff appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Last minute Sony EU deals…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 10, 2018 at 7:49 am

    There are new last minute deals running at  Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES. Some special mention: Today you save some money on the RX100IV and 18-200mm E-mount lens at Amazon Germany. Save money on Sandisk products sold on Amazon Germany. 32% off Camera Bags and Tripods at Amazon UK. 40% […] The post Last minute Sony EU deals… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on December 10, 2018 at 6:39 am

    My First Vlog! IRIX 11mm F/4 Blackstone Review. Crazy Wide Angle Lens Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. The Best Cameras for Color Reproduction, Ranked (PDN). The Fastest Glass Money Can Buy (Explora). Panasonic: 8k on MFT is complicated while 8k on Full frame is […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Rich Family is Looking to Hire a Travel Photographer for $100,000+ Per Year
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    If you love both photography and travel, a dream job opening may have just opened up for you. A very wealthy family in the UK is reportedly looking for a photographer to travel the world with them, and the gig pays over $100,000 a year… not including travel, food, and expenses. The photographer booking service […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • PSA: Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter May Be Quietly Hurting Your Bokeh
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    If your camera has an Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter (EFCS) feature and it’s turned on, here’s something you might want to know: it could be giving you noticeably worse bokeh when you’re shooting at faster shutter speeds. Photographer Manny Ortiz shows the difference in the 4.5-minute video above. While Ortiz refers to this feature as his […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tetenal is in Trouble: One of the Largest Photochemical Firms Needs Your Help
    by Bill Manning on December 6, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Here’s some big news in Europe that hasn’t made a big splash in the US and has largely flown under our radar: the very day after Photokina, Tetenal announced that it’s in financial turmoil. Tetenal is one of the largest photochemical businesses in the world and produces chemicals for brands like Ilford and Kodak. Due […]

  • Portraits of Rare Identical Quadruplets
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on December 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Here’s a photo shoot you don’t see everyday: identical quadruplets. It’s estimated that there are only around 70 sets on Earth, and photographer Cassandra Jones of Noelle Mirabella Photography recently did a photo shoot with one of them. Jones was the same photographer who was hired to shoot portraits of the siblings when they were […]

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

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

  • 6 Simple Tips for Getting Started in Sports Photography
    by Shaun Ho on December 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Sports photography is both challenging and rewarding. It requires practice, the right equipment, and a dash of luck. There wasn’t a lot of literature available on the discipline when I was starting out, so I resorted to learning from the professionals at work around me (I was an athlete), adopted techniques from other photography disciplines […]

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

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

  • Shooting College Football on 35mm Film
    by Calvin Mattheis on December 6, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I’m sitting in the end zone and Tennessee’s quarterback is ready to throw for a touchdown against Missouri. There are only three frames left on my roll of film and I think to myself, “That’s more than enough.” I could never understand that pressure older photojournalists told me about when shooting film in stressful situations. […]

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

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

  • Fstoppers in 2019 - What Do You Want to Learn?
    by David Strauss on December 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Next year, we are planning on creating more video content than ever and the vast majority of it will be available for free on the Fstoppers YouTube channel. We want to cater our videos around the aspects of photography and video that you want to learn. Will you help us with some feedback?  [More... […]

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

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

  • Insta360 One X update brings HDR video and Google Street View integration
    on December 6, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Insta360 has released a software update for its One X 5.7K 360-degree camera. With version software version 1.1.0 the camera is now capable of capturing HDR video — previously HDR recording was only available for still images. The One X HDR mode makes sure highlight and shadow clipping in your 360-degree videos are kept to a minimum and should make for more natural looking footage, without minimal need for post processing. The second new feature in the update is Google Maps Street View Integration. One X owners can now use their camera to capture 360-degree content for Google Maps Street View and directly upload to Street View via the One X mobile app. The latter automatically converts video files into a series of evenly spaced 360 photo spheres for viewing on the Google platform. In addition the company has announced that the One X is now available in a bundle that is exclusive to Apple. The bundle includes a number of accessories, including Insta360's Bullet Time handle that […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Review: The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine
    on December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Wacom Intuos Pro $299.95 | Wacom.com When it comes to precision photo editing, a tablet may be the tool you never knew you desperately needed. Although the Wacom tablet has long been a favored tool of graphic designers and digital artists, it’s also an excellent piece of editing gear for photographers. The Wacom Intuos Pros allows you to return to your roots of putting a pen to paper to create an image - a tactile experience that many younger digital artists may be out of touch with. If you’ve spent a number of years editing with a mouse or trackpad there will undoubtedly be a a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using the pen, but with a little bit of practice you will likely find this device speeds up your editing process and make tools like dodging, burning and clone-stamping much more precise. Key features 338 x 219 x 8mm / 13.2 x 8.5 x 0.3 in 1.54lb / 0.7kg Wacom Pro Pen 2 with 2 programmable buttons 8192 pen pressure levels (up from 2048) 8 Customizable […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Klipsch R5 Wireless targets the fitness buffs - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on December 6, 2018 at 11:12 am

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

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

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

  • Profoto A1 and Air Remote TTL-N now compatible with Nikon Z6/Z7
    by [NR] admin on December 6, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Profoto released new updates for Profoto A1 ($995) and Air Remote TTL-N ($419) with added support and compatibility for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 mirrorless cameras: The post Profoto A1 and Air Remote TTL-N now compatible with Nikon Z6/Z7 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Profoto Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon cameras officially announced Tamron released firmware updates to make 3 more lenses compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera Tamron to release firmware updates to make lenses compatible with Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera […]

  • Eight Crazy Lighting Deals
    by Carlton Canary on December 6, 2018 at 1:00 am

    If you're trying to add to your lighting kit or get started with lighting for the first time, these are the deals for you. [More... […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do You Value Your Art Over Customer Service?
    by Nicole York on December 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    If you’ve run a photography business for any amount of time, I can almost guarantee that you’ve come across clients who make requests you don’t want to fill. [More... […]

  • Add Depth to Your Photos With Dimensional Framing
    by Jonathan Castner on December 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    One of the greatest challenges that we have as photographers is to try to show a three-dimensional world in only two dimensions. That missing dimension, depth, can only be implied. There are many ways to create a feeling of depth. Lighting and composition are two, but my favorite is using what I call dimensional framing. [More... […]

  • Xiaomi details DeepExposure, an AI that automatically fixes image exposure and detail
    on December 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Chinese company Xiaomi's AI Lab has published a new paper detailing an AI network called "DeepExposure" that improves low-quality images through machine learning. "Comparing with other methods," the researchers explained in their paper, "our algorithm can restore most of the details and styles in original images while enhancing brightness and colors." DeepExposure utilizes generative adversarial networks and asynchronous adversarial learning to split low-quality images into segments called sub-images. The system computes both local and global exposures for these sub-images, then evaluates their quality before blending them with the original image. The end result is an image with improved exposure and detail, opening the door for future solutions that may automatically enhance low-quality photos. It's possible that Xiaomi may one day offer this technology on its smartphones, which already offer other AI capabilities. The researchers point out in their paper, "Due to the requirement of […]

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

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

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

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

  • Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera teardown
    by [NR] admin on December 5, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Kolarivision published their Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera teardown and disassembly pictures online (see also the previous Nikon Z7 teardowns) - here is their conclusion: "Nikon follows the example set by Sony in some aspects of its design as well as it’s market philosophy. The cameras also improves upon the Sony A7 series in certain areas like cover […] The post Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera teardown appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera teardown LensRental’s Nikon Z7 teardown: “this is a damn well-built camera, the best built mirrorless full-frame camera we’ve taken apart” Nikon D850 DSLR camera teardown: more durable design, significant improvements in many areas […]

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

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

  • Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chipset offers faster depth sensing, 4K HDR video at 60fps
    on December 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Qualcomm has announced its new flagship mobile chipset that we should expect to see in most 2019 high-end Android smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S10. From an imaging point of view the most interesting news is an upgraded Spectra image signal processor (ISP) that is taking over some tasks that previously have been performed by CPU, GPU and DSP in conjunction. For example, the ISP can process depth mapping at a frequency of 60 frames per second. This should be useful for real-time object attenuation applications but could also help improve simulated bokeh effects in video footage. In addition the new ISP enables 4K HDR video capture at 60 fps and Qualcomm also claims the processor generally needs only about 25 percent of the power for the same task than previous variants. For general computing the new chipset's 7nm process is expected to deliver improved performance while yielding noticeably better battery life then the current Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 855 should also […]

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

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

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

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

  • Hipstamatic harnesses iPhone X TrueDepth data to improve TinType app
    on December 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Camera app developer Hipstamatic says it has found a way to use the depth data generated by the iPhone X to improve the way its TinType app works out which areas of a picture to render out of focus. The depth information the new camera phone creates has allowed Hipstamatic’s developers to identify a genuine plane of focus instead of having to guess and simulate the effect just with software blurring. A portrait taken with the new app showing a map that demonstrates the area of the image the camera takes to be the subject and where the plane of sharp focus should be Hipstamatic founder Ryan Dorshorst says that the TrueDepth feature of the new iPhone X provides information at every pixel about how far away the subject is, so with a subject identified it is a much easier job to determine what is background as well as what is in front of and behind the subject – and to blur only those areas. This allows the developers not so much to improve the impression of a tin […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2019 Jeep Cherokee review: Affordable adventuring - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on December 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm

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

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

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

  • Nikon D760 rumored for 2019
    by [NR] admin on December 4, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Nikon is rumored to announce a D750 DSLR camera replacement in 2019 - the new model will most likely be called D760. The official announcement is expected in the first half of 2019 and shipment should start in the 2nd half of 2019 (similar to the D850 and Z6/Z7). Some additional information: The Nikon D610 […] The post Nikon D760 rumored for 2019 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Honduras newspaper reports Nikon D760 rumors Nikon D760 DSLR camera listed in a Slovakian online store *UPDATED* There is no Nikon D760 or D850 (yet) […]

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

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

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

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

  • The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is $250 off today only
    by [NR] admin on December 4, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    As part of their Deal Zone, B&H is selling the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for $549 ($250 off regular price): This pricing is valid only for today. The post The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for Nikon F-mount is $250 off today only appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens (Nikon mount) finally in stock Coming soon: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for Nikon mount Now in stock: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens for Nikon F mount […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nikon US lens-only rebates now expired, free battery grip offer extended
    by [NR] admin on December 4, 2018 at 3:08 am

    The previous Nikon lens-only rebates are now gone in the US, but the free battery grip offer got extended (see details at Adorama and B&H Photo) : D500 + MB-D17: Adorama | B&H | Amazon D500 + 16-80 + MB-D17: Adorama | B&H | Amazon D750 + MB-D16: Adorama | B&H | Amazon D750 + 24-120 + MB-D16: Adorama | B&H | Amazon D810 + MB-D12: Adorama | […] The post Nikon US lens-only rebates now expired, free battery grip offer extended appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The free Nikon battery grip offer ends tonight The current Nikon rebates with free battery grip offers are expiring this week The free grip offer from Nikon expires this week […]

  • New Nikon Z tips videos
    by [NR] admin on December 4, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Nikon has published a new series of Nikon Z tips videos on YouTube: Nikon Z6 now in stock: Adorama | B&H | WEX UK | Park Camera UK | Calumet DE | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR. The post New Nikon Z tips videos appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Z6 and Z7 hands-on-preview videos part 2 (Nikon Z shutter sound, FTZ adapter with Sigma lens) Nikon Z7 AF tests videos Nikon Z6/Z7 digitutor videos now available onlin […]

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

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

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

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

  • The top equipment rented from Lensrentals in 2018 may surprise you
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Every year, Lensrentals has done their best to compile a list of the most rented equipment out of their stores, and with 2018 being their biggest rental year ever (they keep growing!), they thought it prudent to share their findings from 2018. Now if you only read the comment section on this website and others, you might think that Sony would claim the top spot for most rented equipment. You would be wrong. Though they did see an increase in demand over 2017, Canon still claimed the top spot by a considerable margin. The chart... (read more) […]

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

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

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

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

  • Why a folding v-flat is an indispensable tool for many studio photographers
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 3, 2018 at 11:30 am

    For studio photographers, a v-flat can quickly become an indispensable tool. A v-flat can be used as a flag, as a background, to bounce light, to reduce bouncing light and much more. There’s a lot to like about v-flats, but generally speaking, there’s one big thing to dislike about them, they are themselves big. If you are talking about an eight-foot tall v-flat, which is a pretty standard size, that’s really cumbersome and nearly impossible to transport in a normal vehicle without damaging the v-flat. For a photographer on the go,... (read more) […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro review: Best taken at face value - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on December 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Against its usual cohorts, the Camaro is fine, but it still has trouble pulling buyers from other segments. […]

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

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

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #499
    by [NR] admin on December 3, 2018 at 4:24 am

    → Selected Gitzo tripods now qualify for a $120 gift card. → Check out the current Nikon promotions in Germany. → A must-have accessory for all Nikon Z7 / Z6 users: Nitecore UNK2 dual port USB battery charger. → Pixel binning vs. line skipping: why the Nikon Z6 is better for video. → DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #499 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #185 Weekly Nikon news flash #153 Weekly Nikon news flash #255 […]

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

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

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

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

  • BCN Ranking report on the state of the full-frame market in Japan (Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2018)
    by [NR] admin on December 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Over a week ago BCN Ranking published a new graph on the state of the full-frame market in Japan from October 2017 to October 2018 (already discussed over at PhotoRumors). Some additional information: For the time period shown, Nikon had one full-frame camera (Z7 was released in September and was still out of stock in October), Canon also […] The post BCN Ranking report on the state of the full-frame market in Japan (Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2018) appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The latest full-frame mirrorless camera market share – Sony: 67%, Canon: 22.1%, Nikon: 10.4% 2018 Nikkei interchangeable lens camera market share report (Canon: 49.1%, Nikon: 24.9%, Sony: 13.3%) BCN Ranking surprise: Nikon at the #1 spot in fixed lens cameras in Japan with 31% market shar […]

  • Using the new Frame Tool in Photoshop and how it compares to Clipping Masks
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    In Photoshop CC 2019, among the new features Adobe added is a new Frame Tool. This tool promises to make masking easier and simpler. In the video below, Aaron Nace of Phlearn takes a closer look at the new tool and sees if it is better for masking than Clipping Masks. Essentially, the tool allows you to make a selection and then drop in an image inside of the frame. The shapes are rectangular or circular by default and do a nice job for simple applications. Once you have created your initial frame, Photoshop creates a new frame... (read more) […]

  • AirTV review: AirTV puts old-fashioned antenna TV air, there and everywhere - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on December 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    This SlingTV-friendly box takes an HD antenna signal and streams it anywhere. […]

  • Gesture in bird photography: How to create a stronger connection between your subject and the viewer
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    You likely don’t often think about gesture in bird photography, but Tim Boyer argues in the video below that we need to consider gesture in our feathered subjects and offers tips for getting more interesting poses in your bird photos. While a sharp image of a bird with nice light and composition can be very good, it can be made even better if the bird is moving in an interesting way. The right gesture can create a strong connection between an image and the viewer. A singing bird, a tilted head, fluffed up feathers. These are all... (read more) […]

  • Some locations never grow old: Follow large-format film photographer Ben Horne in Zion National Park
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Landscape and nature photographer Ben Horne fondly remembers his first ever trip to Zion National Park in Utah. He was seven years old and his family went on a summer camping trip from California to Montana, stopping at many parks along the way. Horne remembers seeing the sandstone cliffs for the first time as a summer thunderstorm rolled through the park. Thunder echoed off the canyon walls. His next trip to Zion wasn’t until 2008, when he visited with his girlfriend, who is now his wife, and he was immediately hooked on Zion.... (read more) […]

  • Firmware Friday: Fuji improves GFX 50S, X-T100 and XF10; new lens support for Sigma MC-11 converter
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on December 1, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a fairly short affair, with news only for users of Fujifilm and Sigma products. (If you're not amongst that group, might we suggest checking our recent Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 and Nikon 500mm f/5.6 lens field tests instead?) For those of you who're still with us, let's move along and see what's new! Fujifilm GFX 50S, X-T100, XF10 and software Starting off with the biggest news, firmware version 3.30 for the Fuji GFX 50S (download here) makes four changes as follows: Supports... (read more) […]

  • Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF Field Test: A superb super-telephoto without the super-weight
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Click here to read our Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF Field Test When it comes to photographing sports and, in particular, wildlife, this often requires a supertelephoto lens. Now, for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs, that often comes with some rather unpleasant consequences, namely extremely large and heavy lenses. Furthermore, these lenses also typically cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. However, there are a few lenses out there for your full-frame DSLRs that give you supertele reach without that supertele size and weight. Canon... (read more) […]

  • Instant Pot Smart WiFi review: Wi-Fi comes to the popular multicooker, but adds little extra - CNET
    by Molly Price on November 30, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    The 6-quart, 1,000-watt Instant Pot Smart WiFi is internet connected, but is that something you even need? We tested the new features to find out. […]

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

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

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

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

  • Improve your images by learning from your compositional mistakes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Have you ever come back from a photo trip and been frustrated by the images when you view them on your computer? In a new video, Nigel Danson has five tips to help you avoid disappointment the next time you go out to capture photos. While it can be frustrating to capture a bad shot, it can also be an important learning experience. You simply cannot always take good images, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t positives to be drawn from failed photos. In the video below, we join Danson behind the scenes in the Faroes where he had... (read more) […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ​Masters of Photography Masterclass: Albert Watson
    on November 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Masters of Photography announce their next masterclass with one of the world’s most influential and sought-after photographers; Albert Watson.Albert Watson has created some of the most iconic images ever seen and his masterclass gives student's the unique chance to gain an insight into his visual language, and his own distinctive rules and concepts of quality. His 6 hour masterclass has been broken down into 54 intimate lessons, allowing students to reflect and learn at their own pace as they embark on a personal journey with Watson.Each masterclass is priced at $170 , approximately £130 / €145. […]

  • Capture One 12 Introduces New Interface, Masking Tools and Improved Workflow
    on November 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Capture One 12 is the latest version of Phase One's RAW conversion, image editing, and asset management software.The perpetual license for Capture One Pro 12 is available for $299, with upgrade pricing from previous versions starting at $149. Capture One Pro Sony and Capture One Pro Fujifilm are available for $219. For those that prefer subscription models, Capture One Pro 12 is available for plans as low as $15 per month, and Capture One Pro Sony and Capture One Pro Fujifilm subscription plans start at $14 a month. […]

  • DJI Osmo Pocket is World's Smallest Three-axis Stabilized Camera
    on November 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    DJI Osmo Pocket is the world's smallest three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers starting today. Pre-orders will start shipping on December 15th. […]

  • PhotoDirector 365 Photo Editing Software​ Released
    on November 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    PhotoDirector 365 is the perpetual subscription version of PhotoDirector 10 Ultra, CyberLink’s award-winning photo editing software. Subscribers get automatic upgrades to new versions annually, as well as continually released add-ons and features (like more AI style packs and project templates).The subscription for PhotoDirector standalone is $14.99/month or $55.99/year. […]