Photography News

  • Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2017) review: No longer the king of high-end laptops, but still royalty - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on June 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    The old but still current 15-inch MacBook Pro's flawed keyboard bogs it down, but the giant touchpad and its performance hold up pretty well against newer competitors. […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews VSCO X Mobile App: Consistent Stylized Colors for Mobile Content
    by Bill Larkin on June 22, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Everyone knows I am a workflow nut, and for a content creator who posts many cell phone images, the concept of downloading them to your computer then retouching and grading them and sending back to your phone is simply not efficient. Today we will be looking at the VSCO X app for mobile devices and how I like to use it for that very purpose. [More... […]

  • What's the Deal With Professional Photographer Associations?
    by Tommy Feisel on June 22, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Have you heard of ASMP before? If not, you could be missing out on a valuable resource that can have a huge impact on your career as a photographer. But, with all the fantastic resources on the Internet these days, are professional organizations worth it anymore? Yes, and here's why. [More... […]

  • Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop review: An undeniable gaming laptop bargain - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on June 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    It'll still set you back around $1,000, but Dell's updated entry-level gaming laptop doesn't disappoint. […]

  • Lomography Diana Instant Square Camera launches on Kickstarter
    on June 22, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Lomography is crowdfunding its latest film camera, the Diana Instant Square. According to the company, this is the first Instax-compatible camera with a hot-shoe mount and support for interchangeable lenses. Lomography designed this model to work with any of the lenses compatible with the Diana F+, as well as Fujifilm Instax Square film packs. The new Diana Instant Square camera features a selfie mirror, detachable viewfinder, film counter, an unlimited multiple exposure mode, a bulb mode for keeping the shutter open, adjustable aperture (F11, F19, F32), and an "instinctive zone-focusing system" that toggles between 1 - 2m / 3.3 - 6.6ft, 2 - 4m / 6.6 - 13ft, and 4m/13ft to infinity. A wide variety of flashes can be used with the hot-shoe mount. Buyers have the following lens choices: 20mm fisheye 38mm super-wide-angle 55mm wide-angle (+ close-up attachment) 75mm kit lens 110mm telephoto Lomography is currently funding the Diana Instant Square camera on Kickstarter, where it is […]

  • Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: A redesign that's almost on the nose - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on June 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Before you even ask, yes, the otherwise excellent new Dell XPS 13 still has its up-the-nose webcam. […]

  • The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers
    by Christian Hoiberg on June 22, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s photography. Even optimal apertures aren’t enough to get both the foreground and background as sharp as desired. That doesn’t mean that it’s impossible, though. Focus stacking for sharper images has become a […]

  • The EOS 80D Replacement to be a Big Leap Forward [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on June 22, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    We’re hearing very little about new DSLRs from Canon, outside of a few mentions about the replacement for the EOS 80D. We’re told that the next version of the camera will be a “big leap forward” for the line. With product cycles being longer, Canon is apparently aware that “future proofing” cameras will become an Read more... […]

  • This Sensor Can Stop a Drone’s Rotor in 0.077 Seconds to Save Your Finger
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The rotors on camera drones can do serious damage to human flesh if the two come in contact. Researchers are working on a new flesh sensor that would stop a rotor so fast that an approaching finger can be spared from harm. If the concept of detecting flesh and stopping a spinning blade sounds familiar, […]

  • Microsoft launches AI-powered Bing Visual Search
    on June 22, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Microsoft today announced a new AI-powered Visual Search function for its Bing search engine that will pretty much directly compete with Google Lens. Visual Search will let users search the web and shop online through pictures they have taken or selected from their camera roll. For example, you can find out more about a landmark or flower by capturing it through the Bing app or uploading it from your device memory. Visual Search will then identify the object in question and provide web links you can explore further. In the same way, you can shop for fashion items or furniture. If you see an object you like, take or upload a photo of it and the system will reply with shopping options and pricing for similar-looking items. The Bing team says Visual Search will be continuously improved and expanded but the current version is available today in the Bing app for iOS and Android as well as Microsoft Launcher and the Microsoft Edge browser for Android. It'll also be soon available in […]

  • You can now preorder the Neewer 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount lens at Amazon
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    The new Neewer 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount manual focusing lens at Amazon US and Amazon DE. This is how the lens looks on the A6000: Capture One: 55% off on the Capture One PRO for Sony + 3 Styles bundle for $128,70 (…151,5€) if you insert the code “AMBSAR” at checkout. Click here to get […] The post You can now preorder the Neewer 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount lens at Amazon appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Buzz Aldrin Shot the First Space Selfie in 1966
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Decades before the word “selfie” exploded into popular culture, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin shot the first space selfie while on a spacewalk during the Gemini 12 mission on November 12, 1966. The 88-year-old Aldrin himself reminded the world of that fact on Wednesday in a Twitter exchange. I would have loved to see @TheRealBuzz tweeting […]

  • 10 Things I Learned from Irving Penn
    by Michael Comeau on June 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Irving Penn is either the best or second best portrait photographer of all time. Depending on the day, he’s either ahead of or behind Richard Avedon. At least that’s what I think. Mr. Penn’s resume is stacked, to say the least. He shot for Vogue from 1943 to 2009, creating 165 covers – more than […]

  • Shooting Wedding Photos on the ‘Little Troll Tongue’ in Norway
    by Kristian Jørgensen on June 22, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I did it. The photo I have had in my mind for almost two years was finally taken, and I’m proud of the result. Liv Johanne and Rune became (what I believe to be) the first couple to get their wedding photos taken at Himakånå, Norway. Himakånå is a rock formation in Norway that has […]

  • Crying Toddler in Iconic Photo Never Separated from Mother
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 22, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    One of the most talked about photos in the ongoing immigration debate has been Getty Images photographer John Moore’s iconic photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying at the feet of her mother and a border patrol agent. It has become a symbol in the debate over family separations, but it has now come to […]

  • Supreme Court rules online retailers such as Amazon and B&H Photo can be required to collect sales tax
    on June 22, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    One of the biggest appeals of buying cameras, lenses and accessories online may no longer be around. As reported by the NY Times, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has ruled states can now demand retailers to collect sales tax from online sales, regardless of the physical location of the business. The ruling is the first time since 1992 that the Supreme Court has let states collect sales tax from retailers who don't have a physical presence within their borders. 'In Thursday’s ruling, the court effectively overturned a system that it created. In 1992, the court ruled in Quill Corporation v. North Dakota that the Constitution bars states from requiring businesses to collect sales tax unless they have a substantial connection to the state,' says the NY Times in its report. 'The Quill decision helped pave the way for the growth of online retail by letting companies sell nationwide without navigating the complex patchwork of state and local tax codes.. One of the […]

  • Bose Sleepbuds promise more blissful nights - CNET
    by David Carnoy on June 22, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Bose's new $249 Noise-Masking Sleepbuds are for better sleep, not listening to music. We tried them out. […]

  • This is the Milky Way Photographed in a Crystal Ball
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Photographer and astronomer Juan Carlos Munoz was browsing a flea market in Santiago, Chile, a few days ago when he stumbled across some crystal balls. He bought one for a few dollars and then decided to use it for astrophotography. This “cosmic marble” photo of the Milky Way in a crystal ball is what resulted. […]

  • States Can Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax: Supreme Court
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Camera gear is about to get more expensive for most online shoppers in the United States. The Supreme Court just ruled that states may force online retailers to collect sales tax on their behalf. While Amazon already does this — it has a “nexus” in every state — camera gear giants like B&H and Adorama […]

  • (SR4) Seems Sony is going to announce 400mm f/2.8 pricing and specs within few days?
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    First image of the new Sony 400mm f/2.8 FE GM lens displayed at the CP+ show in Japan. Courtesy of https://twitter.com/mapcamera – #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #sonyphotography #sonyphotogallery #sonyalpharumors #sonyalphagear #SonyPhotoGallery #SonyAlphasClub #SonyMirrorles #sonyalphaphotos A post shared by Andreas pictures and stories (@andrea_pizzini_photographer) on Feb 28, 2018 at 10:13pm PST Two sources confirmed that they heard […] The post (SR4) Seems Sony is going to announce 400mm f/2.8 pricing and specs within few days? appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • I Posted a Photo Everyday For One Month On Instagram and This Is What Happened
    by Alex Armitage on June 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Gaining followers on social media can be an entire business in itself with numerous guidelines to optimize your chances of being noticed. One of those rules is to post steadily with constant content. So what happens when you post consistently for a month? I tried it and here are the results.  [More... […]

  • Tips on how to photograph summer birds
    by Amateur Photographer on June 22, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    With long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar DewhurstWith long daylight hours and the breeding season in full swing, summer is a great time to hone your bird photography skills, says Oscar Dewhurst […]

  • (SR2) First unconfirmed rumors about a possible Sony product announcement in early July…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 22, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I got first unconfirmed rumors about a possible Sony announcement in early July. I hope trusted sources reading this can confirm or deny this soon. It would make sense if Sony would announce the full specs and pricing of the 400mm f/2.8 FE lens in July. The lens is expected to be available in September […] The post (SR2) First unconfirmed rumors about a possible Sony product announcement in early July… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Oppo R15 Pro review: An overachiever that's just a fraction behind OnePlus - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on June 22, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Oppo's R15 Pro is a great phone, just not quite as great as the similarly priced OnePlus 6. […]

  • Acer Nitro 5 review: It's what's inside that counts - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on June 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Good performance and a low price will help you ignore its few flaws. […]

  • Huawei P20 Leica Smartphone Review
    on June 22, 2018 at 10:32 am

    We take a look at the Huawei P20, a smartphone with dual Leica lenses, to see how it performs. […]

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack review: Go anywhere, do anything - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on June 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

    A compelling alternative to the traditional compact crossover. […]

  • Sony kicks out influencer Daryl Aiden Yow after discovering he shared modified Stock photos
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 22, 2018 at 7:32 am

    A reader sent me this interesting story: This influencer photographer, @darylaiden (with over 100K followers) who’s a photography ambassador with Sony here in Singapore was recently exposed on online media for faking many of his Instagram photos with stock photos and Photoshop: https://mothership.sg/2018/06/daryl-aiden-yow-instagram-photos-singapore/ Sony Singapore has taken down their official page featuring him, but you […] The post Sony kicks out influencer Daryl Aiden Yow after discovering he shared modified Stock photos appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • The first 24 hours gigapixel time-lapse panorama of the London skyline shot with the Nikon D850
    by [NR] admin on June 22, 2018 at 2:32 am

    The gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline with the Nikon D850 and Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 lens now turned into the first 24 hours gigapixel time-lapse panorama: A small reminder to Nikon: the D850 is still out of stock in the US (B&H | Adorama | Amazon). World’s first gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline was done with a Nikon D850 […] Related posts:World’s first gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline was done with a Nikon D850 (7.3 billion pixel photo) Top 10 NikonRumors posts for May 2018 Nikon D850 announcement in 36 hours […]

  • Garmin Vivosport review: Garmin Vivosport's price drop makes it more appealing - CNET
    by David Carnoy on June 22, 2018 at 2:05 am

    This slim "smart" activity tracker features GPS, a heart-rate monitor, color touch-screen and 15 built-in apps. […]

  • 'In the Starlight': A Film About Photography, Adventure, and Family
    by JT Blenker on June 21, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    "In The Starlight" begins with Mathieu Lelay showing the beauty and values of the film as we experience the sights of the cosmos through the travels and photography of Paul Zizka. The all-encompassing night sky surrounds the film’s creator and subject making the silent case for humanity’s awe of the night sky with a universal message that we all share this very small part of a vast galaxy across a grand and timeless expanse.  [More... […]

  • You Need to Know About This Noise Reduction Trick Before You Start Photographing
    by Mads Peter Iversen on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Poor image quality cameras such as drones or older DSLR cameras benefit particularly well from this technique, but it does work with any camera. [More... […]

  • Canon EOS M50 Field Test: Canon’s first 4K-capable mirrorless camera offers a lot for a low price
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 21, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Click here to read my Canon EOS M50 Field Test Canon's latest mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50, is their first M-series camera to offer 4K UHD video. That's not its only headlining feature, the camera also has a Vari-angle touchscreen, a built-in electronic viewfinder, revised Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus and much more, all available in a kit with a 15-45mm lens for only $700 USD (which is a $200 savings compared to its original launch price). On paper, there's a lot to like. In real-world use, the Canon M50 impresses, as... (read more) […]

  • ‘Great Photos! You Must Have a Great Camera!’
    by Tito Ferradans on June 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    “Great photos! You must have a great camera!” If you take your craft seriously, the odds of having heard these words are quite high. Audiences associate good images with great cameras, and for the longest time this (almost) accusation has bothered photographers who felt their skills were downplayed. But the interesting bit is that we’re […]

  • Taking a Portrait With the Tamron 100-400mm Lens
    by Patrick Hall on June 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I recently got my hands on the new Tamron 100-400mm zoom lens and wanted to try a unique portrait idea. Unfortunately, this photo idea involved wind, tides, fast moving kiteboarders, and the ocean. What could go wrong, right? [More... […]

  • Instagram influencer apologizes for using stock and Pinterest images
    on June 21, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    A popular Instagram user based in Singapore has been caught passing stock images off as his own work. Daryl Aiden Yow, who has worked with many recognizable brands, was called out by Mothership, which highlighted a dozen examples of work he presented as his own. Following the report's publication, Mothership noted that Yow began deleting some images from his Instagram account and adding credits to others. Yow, who currently has approximately 101,000 followers on Instagram, published an apology in recent hours alongside a plain black image. The statement states, in part: The outrage regarding how I have conducted myself is justified and I accept full responsibility for my actions and all consequences that arise from those actions. I was wrong to have claimed that stock images and other people’s work were my own. I was also wrong to have used false captions that misled my followers and those who viewed my images. Having marketed myself as a photographer, I fell far short of what […]

  • Myths of a Successful Photographer
    by Danette Chappell on June 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    When it comes to being a successful professional photographer, there are certainly many misconceptions. Knowing what some of these misconceptions are and how to avoid them can help take your business to the next level. [More... […]

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is an Android phone for the masses - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on June 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    This Chinese-made phone gives you midrange specs for less than $200. […]

  • Instagram reaches 1 billion active users
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    With its stand-alone IGTV video app Instagram had a big product announcement this week, but at the launch event in San Francisco the company had another milestone to talk about: after surpassing 800 million active users last September, Instagram has now reached the 1 billion mark. After Messenger (1.3 billion), Whatsapp (1.5 billion) and Facebook itself (2.2 billion), this makes the mobile image sharing platform the fourth Facebook-owned social media app to reach this lofty number. When Instagram was taken over by Facebook in 2012, it had approximately 40 million users. The app's massive growth makes the 1 billion dollar price tag back then look like a very sound investment now. It also shows that the recent privacy controversies around Facebook after the misuse of data belonging to 50 million of its users don't appear to have a lasting impact on the company's apps' and services' user numbers. […]

  • Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on June 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    With the ability to infuse your own TV, sound bar, AV receiver and cable with voice commands, Amazon's Fire TV Cube can take you one step closer to living room bliss. […]

  • How the Indent Will Revolutionize Your Projects
    by Mike Smith on June 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Efficient project management (in fact, life management), is about getting things done or GTD. So, how on earth does the indent help you? [More... […]

  • New Voigtlander 110mm FE lens on preorder at Adorama for $1,099
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    You can preorder the new Voigtlander 110mm FE lens at Adorama. This is potentially an excellent lens and I can’t wait to test it. I like the 40mm f/1.2, love the 65mm macro but the 110mm should beat them all! This is the official press text: MACRO APO_LANTHAR 110mm F2.5 full frame Sony E-mount lens […] The post New Voigtlander 110mm FE lens on preorder at Adorama for $1,099 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Enjoying the peace of an evening out in the field with nature photographer Morten Hilmer
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Nature photographer Morten Hilmer warns to always expect the unexpected when out in nature and in the video below, we can see why. While stalking deer in a full camouflaged setup, an evening which began as uneventful became a very full and exciting outing. Hilmer's kit was certainly well-suited for surprise wildlife visitors, featuring the Nikon D5 flagship DSLR and a Nikon 600mm f/4 telephoto lens. While enjoying the peaceful moments, Hilmer shares numerous bits of advice regarding photography in general and wildlife photography... (read more) […]

  • Pre-visualization: A Key to Getting Great Photographs
    by Nicole York on June 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Previsualization may be the one thing standing between you and a smooth production resulting in incredible photographs. [More... […]

  • My Last Frames of Fuji FP-100C, or: The Creative Obligation Not to F*** it Up
    by Ludwig Hagelstein on June 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    For about a year and a half, every time I opened my fridge I saw my last remaining 10 exposure pack of Fuji FP 100C instant film, and every time I opened said fridge I was reluctant to take it out and shoot it. I did not want to waste my last remaining packfilm but […]

  • Oppo Find X smartphone has a slide-up camera for a true full-screen display
    on June 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Chinese company Oppo has unveiled its new Find X, an Android smartphone with a full screen 19.5:9 "Panoramic Arc" display, rear dual cameras, and a 3D face-scanning front camera. Unlike certain competing smartphones, such as the iPhone X, Oppo elected to use a slide-up mechanism to house the device's cameras, rather than a display notch, resulting in a 93.8% screen-to-body ratio. Oppo's slide-up mechanism is triggered by swiping up on the handset's lock screen, at which point the 3D face-scanning camera will slide into view to authenticate the user. The Find X does not feature a fingerprint sensor. According to The Verge, initial tests with a pre-production version of the Find X found the sliding mechanism moves quickly enough for comfortable daily use. Oppo claims the Find X's front-facing 3D camera is "AI-enhanced" to "naturally personalize" a selfie, and that its software offers 3D lighting to produce "artistic portraits." Joining the front 3D camera are dual rear 16MP and 20MP […]

  • Instead of ‘Finding’ Your Passion, Try ‘Developing’ It: Stanford Scientists
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    If you think you may have a passion for photography, try “developing” that passion instead of “finding” it. The shift in mindset could help keep you from giving up when the going gets tough. That’s what Stanford psychologists have concluded after doing a study on the age-old advice of “finding your passion.” In a new […]

  • The Cameras Seen in Movies and TV Shows
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Want to see which cameras are used by characters in movies and TV shows? Product Placement Blog is a website that tracks brands that appear on screen, and one of the categories on the site is cameras. For example, the Nikon SLR used by Julianne Moore in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997): …the Nikon […]

  • Before Traveling the Globe, ‘See the World’ in Your Own Backyard
    by Chris Gouge on June 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    We’ve all heard of some of the world’s greatest and most spectacular places. Places like Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Machu Picchu. Many of us dream of going to far away places such as Iceland, Santorini, Dubai, The Maldives, but for many of us, it is just that — a dream! Something we […]

  • Goodman One is an Open-Source, 3D-Printed Analog Camera
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Dora Goodman, a maker of handcrafted cameras and straps, has released a new open source camera called the Goodman One that anyone can make if they have access to a 3D printer. Goodman tells PetaPixel that she has been working on the design of the Goodman One for the past two years, and she’s now […]

  • Patent: Soft Focus Lens Designs, Various Focal Lengths
    by Canon Rumors on June 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Canon has filed a patent spotted by Canon News for a variety of soft focus lenses. The most interesting of the bunch is a 70-200 f/4 full frame lens with a backfocus of 25mm, meaning it’s not an EF mount lens. 35mm f/1.8 full frame EF Canon mount Focal Length 33.75 F-Number 1.72 Image Height Read more... […]

  • 25 Photography Terms Every Beginner Needs to Know
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    If you’re just starting out in photography, seeing all the technical terms being thrown around can be confusing and daunting. Apalapse created this 12-minute video with quick explanations of 25 of the most common terms you’ll run into. Here’s an index of the terms along with the timestamps of where they’re introduced in the video: […]

  • Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Portrait
    by Michael B. Stuart on June 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Taking a successful portrait may seem easy to someone who has never tried it. Transforming something from the simple concept of a camera pointed at a person (or a puffin) into a story-telling captivating photo involves skill.[More... […]

  • OnePlus 6 Review
    on June 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    The OnePlus 6 is the latest flagship smartphone on the block, but this one doesn't cost the earth, retailing for about half the price of the big players. Can it really take on Apple, Samsung and the rest though? Find out now by reading our in-depth OnePlus 6 review... […]

  • Kamlan 28mm F1.4 for APS-C sample gallery
    on June 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Kamlan 28mm F1.4 is an all-manual prime lens for APS-C (and Micro Four Thirds) mirrorless cameras. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, it'll go on sale to the public for $200, and after a bit of shooting we'd say that's not a bad deal. It boasts a solid feel, and rings are smooth to turn and feel well-damped. The lens is all-manual provides no electronic communication with the attached camera body. That said, it's hard to argue with a $200 price tag ($149 if you get in before the Kickstarter ends). Take a look through our gallery to see what this budget-priced prime can do on Fujifilm and Sony bodies. See our Kamlan 28mm F1.4 sample gallery […]

  • Introducing Loupedeck+, the Next Evolution of Custom Photo Editing Console, Loupedeck
    by Canon Rumors on June 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Next Generation Includes Skylum Aurora HDR Compatibility, Upgraded Build and More Customization Options, All Based on the Photography Community’s Feedback HELSINKI, Finland – June 20, 2018 – Loupedeck, the custom photo editing console built with an intuitive design that makes editing faster and more creative, has announced the next evolution, Loupedeck+. While the Loupedeck was the only Read more... […]

  • OnePlus 6 Sample Images
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new OnePlus 6 smartphone. […]

  • Skylum Software Releases Aurora HDR 2018+ 1.2.0
    by Canon Rumors on June 21, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Aurora HDR 2018 now up to 2x and 4x faster on MacOS and Windows computers, respectively, and compatible with the brand-new Loupedeck+ photo editing console Skylum Software has released the latest update to its award-winning photo editing software, Aurora HDR, bringing improved performance, new features, and updated tools to both MacOS and Windows versions. What’s New and Read more... […]

  • Instagram unveils IGTV, a new standalone app for sharing hour-long vertical videos
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Instagram has finally cleared the air regarding rumors and reports that the Facebook-owned social network was looking to get more heavily involved in video content. A new blog post on Instagram's website confirms the impending release of Instagram TV, a new standalone app with a focus on long-form, vertical-first video content. As detailed by Instagram in its announcement blog post, Instagram TV — IGTV for short — is different from the main Instagram app in a few ways. 'First, it’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren’t limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long.' When you download and log in to IGTV, you shouldn't have to spend much time going out there and finding content from the get-go. Once you've logged into IGTV, any content creators you follow on Instagram will already be a part of your video content on IGTV. Akin to YouTube, IGTV calls each […]

  • Oppo's pricey Find X looks even cooler than the OnePlus 6 - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    No notch, all screen and supercharged specs: Oppo is finally stepping out of OnePlus' shadow. […]

  • Honor 10 Sample Images
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Honor 10 smartphone. […]

  • Phase One improves their iXG cultural heritage camera system with new features
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Last spring, we covered Phase One's announcement of their iXG Camera System, which is designed specifically for cultural heritage digitization. For example, the system is ideal for preserving important cultural and historical documents and images. While we know that this is highly-specialized, we wanted to share some news about Phase One's latest iXG developments, as it is a very interesting use of digital camera technology and one with important social utility. The overall themes of the updates are automation and efficiency. To... (read more) […]

  • Instant Pot Max review: Instant Pot Max will let down fans of the famous pressure cooker - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on June 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The added features on Instant Pot's newest electronic pressure cooker aren't enough to make this $200 appliance worth buying. […]

  • 2019 Kia Optima first drive review: A solid choice with great value - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Kia's refreshed Optima might not be the best to drive, but its good looks and huge list of standard equipment make it an incredibly well-rounded choice. […]

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase review: Behind the wheel of the British beast - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

    This luxury SUV might take you anywhere, but will it get you back? […]

  • Aurora HDR 2018 Update Brings New Tools, Improved Performance, and Loupedeck+ Integration
    on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Aurora HDR 2018 is now up to 2x and 4x faster on MacOS and Windows computers and is now compatible with the brand-new Loupedeck+ photo editing console. […]

  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Sony E-mount sample image gallery
    by Michael Topham on June 21, 2018 at 8:49 am

    The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM was launched in 2017, but with the new Sony E-mount version now available we couldn't resist taking some sample images to find out how it performs with the Sony A7R III. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images belowSony A7R III, 1/1250sec, f/2 ISO 100. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Sony E-mountView full size images taken with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM (Sony E-mount) […]

  • Fantasea Bayonet Mounting System (QRS)
    on June 21, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Fantasea Bayonet Mounting System (QRS) allows for quick and easy 1/4-turn installation and removal of wet lenses on the housing lens port and arm. […]

  • H&Y Magnetic Filter Frames Now Available
    on June 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    The H&Y Magnetic Filter Frame system will revolutionise the way you use filters in your photography. This innovative idea does away with the slot design found on traditional filter holders and replaces it with an easy to use, efficient quick-release filter system. […]

  • Diana Instant Square ​is World’s First Instax Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
    on June 21, 2018 at 7:30 am

    The Diana Instant Square is the world’s first Instax camera with interchangeable lenses and a hot-shoe mount. It's compatible with all of the interchangeable lenses already produced for the Diana F+ — a 110mm telephoto lens, 75 mm glass lens, 20 mm fisheye lens, 38 mm super-wide-angle lens, and a 55 mm wide-angle lens which comes with a close-up attachment.The Diana Instant Square will launch on Kickstarter on 20th June 2018. For the first 24 hours, you’ll be able to save a huge 35% off thefinal retail price — that means that you can pick up this brand new camera for just 65 USD! […]

  • Buy a Sony A9, A7RII, A7RIII or A7SII and Get a Free Rotolight NEO 2
    on June 21, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Rotolight have announced a unique summer promotion with Sony UK. Photographers will receive an award-winning Rotolight NEO 2 – an all in one High Speed Sync (HSS) Flash and continuous on-camera LED, worth £299 - completely free of charge, when they purchase a Sony A9, A7RII, A7RIII or A7SII. […]

  • Detu MAX AI 360° VR Panoramic Camera
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:30 am

    The Detu MAX is a professional grade AI 360° virtual reality (VR) panoramic camera that is equipped with true 3D capabilities. The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 13 June with a target of USD $20,000 to put the device into mass production. It has an MSRP of $3,599. […]

  • ​Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 7
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 7 auto-optimizes photos at the click of a button. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 7 retails for $19.99. […]

  • Adobe Unveil Project Rush Video Editing App and Update Lightroom
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Adobe have released a preview of Project Rush, a new all-in-one, cross-device video editing app, and new features for the Lightroom CC ecosystem and Lightroom Classic. […]

  • The upcoming Nikon Coolpix A1000 camera is rumored to have an EVF
    by [NR] admin on June 20, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    A quick update on the upcoming Nikon A1000 camera that is going to replace the current Coolpix A900 model: the A1000 is rumored to have an electronic viewfinder (EVF). This is an interesting development because I already reported rumors about a new high-end compact Nikon camera - maybe the A1000 will be that model? I […] Related posts:New Nikon Coolpix A1000 camera registered online *UPDATED* Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless camera/lens is rumored to have two electric AF motors Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless camera rumored to have a new Z-mount with 16mm flange focal distanc […]

  • Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C200/C200B Version 1.0.4.1.00
    by Canon Rumors on June 20, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Canon has released new firmware for the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B cameras. Firmware Version 1.0.4.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements: Fixes image quality degradation, such as color misalignment or edge distortion, may occur in the recorded footage when using the following combination of settings: recording format XF-AVC frame rate 59.94i / 50.00i 1920×1080 Read more... […]

  • This is one way to get your iPhone's headphone jack back - CNET
    by David Carnoy on June 20, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    The Audio Mod charging case has a built-in battery along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also protects your phone. […]

  • Apple iPhone 7 review: The last-gen iPhone still holds its own - CNET
    by Scott Stein on June 20, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Compared to the iPhone 8, the 7’s still a really solid choice for the right price. […]

  • Five Books That Will Teach You Five Different Things About Photography
    by Wasim Ahmad on June 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    There’s a lot to learn about photography, and while online tutorials and YouTube videos are great, sometimes you just need a good book to get the creative juices flowing. [More... […]

  • HTC U11 review: HTC U11 is a cheaper HTC U12 Plus alternative - CNET
    by Luke Lancaster on June 20, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    HTC's U11 might be a year old, but it's still a solid phone for buyers who want a taste of HTC's squeezable sides. […]

  • Why You Don’t Put a Cheap Filter on an Expensive Lens
    by Mike Evans on June 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    I recently took my Sony A7 III and a rented $2,500 Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens to the 2018 Montreal GP. A friend of mine had recommended that I use a polarizer. I remembered that I had a pack of 77mm Vivitar Series 1 filters that came with my 24-105mm, so I threw […]

  • OPPO’s Find X Smartphone Features a Hidden Pop-Up Camera
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    The Chinese electronics company OPPO has just unveiled a new smartphone called the Find X. Featuring an edge-to-edge display covering 93.8% of the front, the Find X avoids having an iPhone X-style notch through an unusual design choice: the front-facing camera module is hidden and pops out of the top of the phone. When a […]

  • Instagram Star Caught Using Other People’s Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 20, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Daryl Aiden Yow is a Singapore-based photographer and social media influencer who has over 100,000 followers on Instagram. He’s at the center of controversy today after it was found that many of his Instagram photos were actually uncredited images shot by others. Mothership.SG first reported on Yow’s questionable practices, writing tongue-in-cheek that the photographer’s photos […]

  • Netgear Arlo Go review: Netgear's Arlo Go LTE security camera doesn't need Wi-Fi - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on June 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Netgear's Arlo Go is a pretty good choice if you need a security camera that connects over a cellular network, but it's far from perfect. […]

  • A Hike with the Fuji XH-1. By Mohamed Hakem
    by Steve Huff on June 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    A Hike with the Fuji XH-1. By Mohamed Hakem After the announcement of new Fuji XH-1, which I consider Fuji’s new flag ship over the XT-2 and the Xpro2, I was Interested. I’ve been a [... […]

  • Diversify Your Portfolio and Earn Money Along the Way
    by Anete Lusina on June 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    With the advent of social media and the unattainability of life expectations brought with it, we, photographers, are on the very forefront of having the opportunity to make a difference in re-shaping the visual world. We are the ones with the tools to push for diversity whenever we put our work out there to be sold and used worldwide! [More... […]

  • Skylum Software announces Aurora HDR 2018 1.2, promising improved features and performance
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Skylum Software has updated their popular HDR-editing software, Aurora HDR 2018, to version 1.2. The latest update promises dramatically increased performance. On MacOS, Aurora HDR 2018 promises to be up to twice as fast as the previous version. For Windows users, the results are even more dramatic, offering up to four times faster performance. Further, the software is now compatible with the brand-new Loupedeck+ photo editing console. Looking more specifically at performance improvements, the MacOS version is up to 180 percent... (read more) […]

  • Vivint Smart Home review: Vivint Smart Home has a lot to offer for a fee - CNET
    by Molly Price on June 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Vivint Smart Home offers a wide range of smart products, but $40 monthly monitoring is mandatory if you want smart assistant integration or app control. […]

  • Is Fujifilm’s X Series Really a Professional Camera System?
    by Joel Wolfson on June 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    I admit to being a bit of a Fuji fanboy. I have to be in order to put up with all the quirks of the Fuji X system. I believe it is this unconventional approach by Fuji that results in their growth and dedicated following. But there is more to meeting my needs as a […]

  • NVIDIA researchers can now turn 30fps video into 240fps slo-mo footage using AI
    on June 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    NVIDIA researchers have developed a new method to create 240fps slow-motion video from 30fps content using artificial intelligence. Detailed in a paper submitted to the Cornell University Library, NVIDIA researchers trained the system by processing more than 11,000 videos through NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs and a cuDNN-accelerated PyTorch deep learning framework. This archive of videos, shot at 240fps, taught the system how to better predict the positioning differences in videos shot at only 30fps. This isn't the first time something like this has been done. A post-production plug-in called Twixtor has been doing this for almost a decade now. But it doesn't come anywhere close to NVIDIA's results in terms of quality and accuracy. Even in scenes where there is a great amount of detail, there appears to be minimal artifacts in the interpolated frames. The researchers also note that while there are smartphones that can shoot 240fps video, it's not necessarily worth it to use all of that […]

  • Several new photo editing software updates (Adobe Camera Raw 10.4, Lightroom CC v1.4, Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0, ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5, Topaz Labs AI Clear)
    by [NR] admin on June 20, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    There are several new photo editing software updates: Adobe Camera Raw 10.4 (more info) Adobe Lightroom CC v1.4 (more info) Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 (more info) ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 (more info) Topaz Labs AI Clear software (more info) CreativeLive is now offering 50% off on all Adobe software classes with coupon code ADOBE. Related posts:Adobe releases Final Lightroom 2.3 & Camera Raw 5.3 updates for Nikon D3x Adobe Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2 RC contain several Nikon updates New deals from Zeiss, Topaz Labs, KEH and Blurb […]

  • Loupedeck+ is an Even More Versatile Photo Editing Console
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on June 20, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Loupedeck made a splash when the custom photo editing console for Lightroom was announced back in 2016. Today, the company just announced the original console’s successor: the Loupedeck+. While the original Loupedeck was designed specifically for Lightroom editing, the Loupedeck+ is compatible with Skylum’s (formerly known as Macphun) popular Aurora HDR photo editing software, which […]

  • Lensrentals compares the best ultra wide zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    When looking for a full-frame ultra wide angle zoom lens, there are more options than ever before, thanks to recent offerings from Sigma and Sony. Over at Lensrentals, the team compared and contrasted four ultra wide zoom lenses: the stalwarts, the Canon 11-24mm f/4 and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, plus newer Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art and Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 zooms. Before getting into comparison shots, Lensrentals breaks down various specifications between the lenses. The Nikon and Sigma zooms are unsurprisingly very similar on paper, both... (read more) […]

  • 2019 Honda Insight first drive review: The 55-mpg Civic - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on June 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    With strong Civic bones and refined style, Honda's new Prius-fighter isn't Prius-ugly. […]

  • Easy portrait editing in Adobe Lightroom
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Professional photographer Denice Duff is back for another video for Advancing Your Photography. In the video below, Duff discusses the popular photo editing app Adobe Lightroom and offers tips on how to quickly and easily edit portraits. Duff goes through the editing process for a variety of portraits, including those shot with natural light, and offers tips for exposure and color corrections. To see more videos like this, head over to the Advancing Your Photography YouTube channel. (Via Advancing Your Photography... (read more) […]

  • Loupedeck announces Loupedeck+ with support for Capture One, better controls
    on June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Loupedeck - a popular editing console for Adobe Lightroom users - has received a significant update to both its physical characteristics and its overall compatibility with the launch of the Loupedeck+. In addition to Adobe Lightroom (and Lightroom CC) Loupedeck+ is now compatible with Aurora HDR and Capture One (the later will be beta support at launch, with full compatibility to be offered soon). There are already a few editing consoles on the market that work with Lightroom as well as Capture One, and it's encouraging to see Loupedeck get in on the Capture One fun as more photographers do. Physical improvements include better build quality with more responsive mechanical buttons and a greater degree of customization. The Loupedeck+ can be yours for $229 - current Loupedeck owners can upgrade for $50 off. Press Release: Introducing Loupedeck+, the Next Evolution of Custom Photo Editing Console, Loupedeck Next Generation Includes Skylum Aurora HDR Compatibility, Upgraded Build and […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review
    on June 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Samsung's Galaxy S9+ is a large, fast smartphone that's jam-packed with photography-focused features. But while it's certainly capable of great image quality, we found some issues with regard to capturing moving subjects, shooting under low lighting and when using 'Live Focus' portrait mode. On the other hand, 4K/60p video capture is of very high quality with good autofocus, and the screen on the S9+ is the best we've seen on a smartphone to date. Key photographic / video specs Dual rear cameras, each with optical stabilization Wide-angle: 12MP F1.5-2.4, 26mm equiv. focal length, dual pixel autofocus Telephoto: 12MP F2.4, 52mm equiv. focal length, contrast detect autofocus Wide-angle module is the only variable aperture smartphone design on the market Front-facing wide-angle camera: 8MP F1.7 25mm equiv. 'Live Focus' background blurring for rear and front cameras 'Pro' mode offers manual control in built-in camera app, and Raw can be enabled UHD 4K/60p video recording, slow-motion […]

  • Loupedeck+ Custom Photo Editing Console
    on June 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The new Loupedeck+ is now compatible with popular photo editing software Skylum Aurora HDR (in addition to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC), and is designed with more functionalities, control and increased customization options. The Loupedeck+ is available for purchase in the Loupedeck Online Store, B&H Photo and Amazon.com for $229. Loupedeck is also offering a cashback opportunity of $50 for current Loupedeck owners. […]

  • Apple releases four new iPhone X mobile photography video tutorials
    on June 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Apple released a new batch of mobile photography tutorial videos this week, each briefly demonstrating how to perform various camera actions using the flagship iPhone X. The OLED-equipped iPhone X features dual rear 12MP cameras coupled with optical image stabilization and optical zoom. The four new videos were published on June 14 and guide iPhone X users through the following functions: shooting with the backlight, shooting in burst mode, recording in slow motion, and creating panoramas. Apple semi-regularly updates video tutorials for its products, and previously released a batch of similar mobile photography instructional videos for the iPhone 8. A full playlist of Apple's mobile photography video tutorials, including those covering older iPhone models, is available here. The four newest videos are below. Via: Light Stalking […]

  • WD My Passport Wireless SSD review
    by Gordon Laing on June 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a smart drive that lets you backup SD cards in the field without lugging around a laptop. Built-in Wifi lets you browse or share the drive with phones or tablets or even stream content to a smart TV. Find out if it's your ideal backup in my review! … The post WD My Passport Wireless SSD review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Adobe announces Project Rush, a cross-device video editing application
    on June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Adobe has announced development of Project Rush, a cross-device video editing application that consolidates the entire video creation workflow, from shooting to social media sharing. According to Adobe, Rush is intended to provide a more streamlined and intuitive user experience for creating videos, as well as to provide a powerful video solution for mobile users. In contrast to traditional video creation workflows, which often require switching between specialized programs, Rush aims to put the entire workflow into one, integrated application. It supports shooting, editing, audio optimization, motion graphics, and video sharing, and provides a simplified interface for editing, color correction, audio, and titling. Adobe says the tools available in Rush are based on the same underlying technology as some of its pro apps, including color correction technology from Premiere Pro and audio technology from Audition. Integration with Adobe Stock will provide access to free motion graphics […]

  • Adobe reveals record-breaking quarterly revenue in Q2 2018
    on June 19, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Adobe has announced a new quarterly revenue record of $2.20 billion for its 2018 second fiscal quarter. The company saw 22% growth to $1.55 billion in its Digital Media segment, which includes $1.30 billion for Creative and a record $243 million for Document Cloud. The company's Digital Experience segment experienced 18% growth to hit $586 million during Q2 2018, as well. Overall, Adobe saw its year-on-year net income increase 77% on a GAAP-basis, as well as a 39% operating income increase. Looking at its Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR), Adobe saw its second fiscal quarter end with a $343 million increase to $6.06 billion. The Creative ARR hit $5.37 billion, while Document Cloud ARR increased to $694 million. Talking about the record quarter, Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen said: Adobe delivers all the capabilities to enable transformative digital experiences, including content creation and management, predictive analytics and commerce. Our record results in […]

  • New Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar ready for Pre Order
    by Steve Huff on June 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    New Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar Voigtlander has announced a new lens and it appears to be a beauty. For Sony E Mount, this is a 110mm lens with a fast f/2.5 aperture. Details below [... […]

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive review: Luxury enhanced - Roadshow
    by Jake Holmes on June 19, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    With more power and a freshened roster of technology, the C-Class remains a strong player. […]

  • Pentax K-1 II First Shots: Sample images from Ricoh’s second-generation full-frame DSLR
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Click here to see our Pentax K-1 II First Shots Back in 2016, amidst rumors, demands and a long wait, Ricoh's first full-frame DSLR arrived in the Pentax K-1. Sporting a big 36MP CMOS sensor, impressive weather-sealing, unique features and a very competitive price for a flagship full-frame camera, the Pentax K-1 was a solid choice for Pentaxians -- especially for those who didn't want to jump up to the 645Z to get a big sensor camera experience. Now, some two years later, the second-generation model is here, and yet the... (read more) […]

  • A Day at Leitz Park by Valeria Breveglieri
    by Steve Huff on June 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    A Day at Leitz Park by Valeria Breveglieri Hi Steve! I was in Wetzlar today for the opening of the new building at the Leitz Park and took part to the celebration. I have thought [... […]

  • Turn Failure and Impostor Syndrome Into Your Next Landscape Photography Breakthrough
    by Jonathan Martin on June 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    A few days into my landscape photography trip in Oregon, I hit a creative low. While watching a disappointing sunset, I started journaling some thoughts that helped turn a series of failures into stepping stones. [More... […]

  • The challenges of creating a portfolio-worthy landscape image
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Thomas Heaton has over a quarter of a million subscribers to his YouTube channel, he has tons of Instagram followers and he regularly travels the world capturing photos. It'd be easy to think that this means he's always capturing amazing, portfolio-worthy photographs. However, sometimes it's not that simple. In the video below, Heaton discusses the idea of "keeper" photos in landscape photography. Ansel Adams, who is of course recognized as one of the best landscape photographers of all time and very much one of the forefathers... (read more) […]

  • Would You Pay to Grow Your Instagram Account?
    by Andy Day on June 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Last week I received a message in my Instagram inbox. "Great profile," it began. "Would you like to be featured in two pages? It costs €10." I have no intention of ever paying money to be featured, but it piqued my curiosity and I started asking a few questions. [More... […]

  • PolarPro's new buyback program gives you credit towards a new filter when you trade in an old one
    on June 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Earlier this year, PolarPro stepped up its filter game and brought its expertise to the world of DSLR and mirrorless cameras with its QuartzLine filters. As a follow-up to its latest filter lineup, PolarPro has launched a buyback program that will let you get a certain amount of credit towards a new filter if you return an old one - even if it's not theirs. Here's how it works. For any 37mm or 46mm filter you send in, you'll be given a $20 credit towards a new PolarPro filter. For 67mm, 77mm and 82mm filter sizes, you'll be given $40 in PolarPro credit. You will receive one credit for each filter you send in. Once you've agreed to the PolarPro terms for the return, you'll be given a discount code to use with your PolarPro purchase. This is the dialog box you'll see when asked to agree to the terms of the buyback program. Once your purchase is made, PolarPro will send you an email with a prepaid label to send in your old filter(s). Simply package them up and ship them off within 14 […]

  • Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?
    by Canon Rumors on June 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    A patent has surfaced pertaining to aberration reduction in interchangeable lenses. Unrelated to the patent is an image showing an EF-S 18-55 kit lens with what appears to be an LCD display like we have seen on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II. The patent does reference a “lens information display”. We’ve been told Read more... […]

  • Azerbijan with a Leica M10 & 28 Elmarit by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on June 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Azerbijan with a Leica M10 & 28 Elmarit by Dan Bar Hello again! So here I am back in Israel again and this time I visited Azerbijan, one of former USSR countries. A beautiful muslim [... […]

  • Sigma now shipping Art series prime lenses for Sony E-mount
    on June 19, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Sigma has announced that five of its Sony E-Mount Art-series primes, announced earlier this year, are now shipping. The 20mm F1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM and 85mm F1.4 DG HSM are designed for Sony's full-frame a7-series and a9 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The E-Mount version of Sigma's 14mm F1.4 DG HSM (shown above, in prototype form) is expected later this summer, along with E-Mount versions of the recently-announced 70mm F2.8 Macro, and the 105mm and 135mm Art-series telephotos. Optically the E-mount primes are unchanged compared to their DSLR-mount predecessors but are compatible with high-speed continuous autofocus and should offer faster data throughput compared to using a DSLR-mount version with an adapter. This should improve autofocus speed across the board, compared to using a DSLR-mount version with an adapter - something we hope to test for ourselves in the coming weeks. Press release: Sigma Ships Five […]

  • LensRental compares the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma
    by [NR] admin on June 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    LensRental posted a detailed comparison of the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Nikon, Sigma, Canon and Sony: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S ($1.896.95) Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art ($1,299) Canon 11-24mm f/4L ($2,699) Sony FE 12-24mm f/4G ($1,698) Their conclusion: "If you need quality, wide range and you’re fine using a tripod; the Canon is the way […] Related posts:Best lenses for the Nikon D5 DSLR camera One of the upcoming Nikon lenses is rumored to be an ultra wide angle or a fisheye lens Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • Outdoor Boudoir: It's a Thing [NSFW]
    by Rex Jones on June 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    That's right you boudoir photographers, if you haven't tried shooting boudoir outside before then you are seriously missing out. There really are quite a few reasons why you should give it a try here are a few of my favorite reasons why I shoot boudoir outside instead of in a studio. [More... […]

  • Sigma announces five Art lenses now shipping for Sony E-mount
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Earlier this year, Sigma announced that they would start releasing Art lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. The first batch of these lenses are now shipping. In total, there are five Sigma Art lenses shipping now for Sony E-mount: The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM. The lenses are optically the same as other lens mount versions. However, the new E-mount versions feature a newly developed control algorithm for driving autofocus... (read more) […]

  • Yamaha updates its fantastic budget sound bar, the YAS-108 - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on June 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    The YAS-106 was amazing, so we can't wait to hear how this $199 bar sounds. […]

  • Lightroom Classic CC update: Adobe adds user-requested features, speed improvements and more
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Lightroom CC isn't the only version of Lightroom receiving attention today, Lightroom Classic CC also has some new quality-of-life updates. Adobe has heard customer feedback, photographers want faster and more stable performance and workflow improvements aimed at professionals. As they continue to work on achieving these goals, they've added some of the most-requested features. First up is better management of profiles and presets. You can now expand and collapse your profiles to be able to quickly scan through them, which should... (read more) […]

  • Adobe Lightroom CC updates: More connected, LR CC continues to improve cloud-based photo editing
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Following last year's release of Lightroom CC, Adobe's cloud-based Lightroom software, the company has been hard at work bringing its feature set closer to the desktop version, Lightroom Classic CC. There are numerous advantages to a cloud-based platform, including syncing images. To help make editing on the go easier than ever before, Adobe has added preset and profile synchronization to Lightroom CC. This allows you to sync your profiles and presets across Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, ChromeOS and the web-based version of... (read more) […]

  • Adobe’s Project Rush promises to be a major turning point for video editing, introduces true cross-platform parity
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Adobe has announced a new project that some video editors have been waiting years to see. Dubbed "Project Rush," it is a brand new video product that has the power to change everything about editing films. For me, it is a project that is finally a realization of why "cloud" was a necessary shift for Adobe's growth and development. It has certainly been a long wait, but from what I've seen of Project Rush, it's going to be worth it. Before we get into that, it's worth learning something about Adobe's current generation... (read more) […]

  • Adobe Creative Cloud updates bring preset and profile syncing to Lightroom CC
    on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A new batch paste option in Lightroom CC allows settings to be quickly synced across multiple images. Adobe has announced a raft of updates across its suite of Creative Cloud apps, including Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. For photographers, Lightroom CC receives the most substantial updates, which include easy synchronization of presets and profiles across all devices. Preset and profile syncing works with Lightroom's inbuilt options, as well as custom and third-party presets and profiles. Presets can now be created in Lightroom CC on mobile devices, too. iOS devices also gain a new chromatic aberration removal tool, and a beta 'long-exposure' mode which combines multiple images and stacks them to simulate the effect of a long shutter speed without the need for a tripod. Lightroom CC for iOS now includes a 'Technology Preview' of a new long exposure photo mode, which simulates the effect of using a long shutter speed by combining several conventionally-captured exposures into […]

  • TP-Link Deco M9 Plus is a smart home-friendly mesh network system - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Throw your other hubs to the curb. You'll be able to center your smart home around TP-Link's Mesh Wi-Fi system. […]

  • Speed Queen TR5 review: Bad performance slows Speed Queen's TR5 washing machine way down - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    You don't want the $1,039 Speed Queen TR5 washer. Really, you don't. […]

  • Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR sample gallery
    on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The dust and moisture-sealed FUJINON GF 45mm F2.8 R WR is a 36mm equivalent fast prime for Fujifilm's GFX 50S. Optical construction comprises 11 elements in eight groups, including one aspherical and two ED elements. But does all of this add up to great image quality? Judge for yourself in our gallery of real-world samples. Learn more about the FUJINON GF 45mm F2.8 R WR […]

  • Adorama Instant Rebates for Sigma, Sony and Canon! Including Exclusive Trade-In Offer on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras!
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on June 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Get $200 Instant Rebate on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras! Pro-Cinema Quality In Your Hands – View More Hurry! This Instant Rebate Expires June 30, 2018 Exclusive Trade-In Offer! ... The post Adorama Instant Rebates for Sigma, Sony and Canon! Including Exclusive Trade-In Offer on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras! appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny PackageSony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to KnowNikon and Sony Instant Rebates – Save up to $200 on Nikon Lenses!&nbs […]

  • Magix celebrates 10th birthday with biggest ever performance update
    on June 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Video editing software package Video Pro X has received what is described as its biggest update yet, to mark ten years since Magix Video Pro was launched. Owner Magix says the update focuses on speed and performance, and includes new tools to make editors' lives easier.Magix says that rendering HEVC/H.265 video can now done using the NVIDIA GPU encoder making export much faster than before, while AVX optimization speeds up image processing and improves the accuracy of color correction. The company also says it has introduced easier methods for working with overlapping audio and video clips, and that its effects interface is now more clearly organized. Green screen work is improved, as is the package’s ability to handle and manipulate 360° content, and users can now edit stereo video footage as well.Magix Video Pro X costs £299 / $399 and is available now. For more information visit the Magix website (link below). Visit magix.com Press Release: 10 Years of Video Pro […]

  • Using social media for photographers – top tips
    by Jon Devo on June 19, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secretsSocial media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets […]

  • How to Deliver a Client Gallery on a Shoestring Budget
    by Mike Smith on June 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Client galleries have become the de facto way of distributing photos post-shoot, whether you are a seasoned pro delivering to a corporate client or helping out at a friend's wedding. Can you do this on a shoestring and is there an efficient workflow? [More... […]

  • Canon teases CMOS sensor nearly 40 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor
    on June 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    In 2010, Canon revealed that it was developing the world's largest CMOS sensor, one measuring about 40 times larger than a full-frame CMOS sensor. The company has now added more details about the project to its website, including a discussion of a real-world application. Whereas a 35mm full-frame sensor measures 36 x 24mm, Canon's massive chip measures about 200 x 200mm. Canon gives a little detail about some of the challenges presented by such a large sensor and how it overcame them, saying in part: Increasing the size of CMOS sensors entails overcoming such problems as distortion and transmission delays for the electrical signals converted from light. To resolve these issues, Canon not only made use of a parallel processing circuit, but also exercised ingenuity with the transfer method itself. Overcoming this problem allowed comparatively fast readout of the sensor's huge pixels, allowing it to capture video at 60fps in conditions as dark as 0.3 lux, which is about as bright as a […]

  • Five ways to simplify your landscape photography and tell a more compelling story
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    It's a common phrase not only in photography, but in many facets of life, that you ought to keep things simple. It's good advice but how can you implement it into your landscape photography? Adam Karnacz with First Man Photography has produced a new video highlighting five ways you can simplify and improve your landscapes. As Karnacz says, it's not a matter of removing objects from an image. While simplifying a composition may involve removing something from the frame, it's more about stripping away unnecessary elements of a shot... (read more) […]

  • The current Nikon rebates expire this week
    by [NR] admin on June 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      The Nikon US rebates for June are set to expire this week (6/23): Lens only rebates: Adorama | B&H Free grip offer: Adorama | B&H Full list of all current Nikon rebates: Lens only rebates Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX ($200 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G DX ($100 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G DX VR ($50 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Nikon 40mm […] Related posts:The current Nikon rebates with free battery grip offers are expiring this week Current Nikon rebates are set to expire tomorrow The current Nikon lens only rebates are set to expire on July 29t […]

  • DirecTV Now review: Live TV streamer strong on channels and discounts, weak on DVR - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on June 18, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    DirecTV Now falls short of competitors with its beta DVR and poor Roku app, but its pricing and deals sure are tempting. […]

  • “Pro performance, priced right:” Rokinon announces full-frame AF 85mm f/1.4 portrait prime for Canon EF
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 18, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Following last week's announcement of the AF 24mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E, Rokinon has announced a new full-frame portrait prime for Canon EF mount, the AF 85mm f/1.4. The lens is designed to be vivid, sharp and bright while delivering optical quality well-suited for Canon's latest advanced full-frame digital cameras. The lens features multiple advanced lens technologies, including a Hybrid Aspherical Element, which help it retain a lightweight, compact form factor. The prime is less than three inches long (72 millimeters) and... (read more) […]

  • Amateur Vs. Pro Architecture Photographer Shoot the 'Dome House'
    by Lee Morris on June 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Last week Mike Kelley and I competed to see who could create the best images of the iconic dome house in Charleston. We released the images and allowed all of you to vote to determine who won. Today, the results are in.  [More... […]

  • Samyang releases 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Exactly one week after dropping its 24mm F2.8 AF lens for full-frame Sony cameras, Samyang is back at it again. Today, Samyang announced the release of a new 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs. The telephoto prime is yet another addition in Samyang's growing portfolio of autofocus lenses. This lens in particular uses an upgraded dual-motor system to deliver faster, more accurate autofocus performance, according to Samyang. The minimum focusing distance is 90cm/35.43in, roughly 5cm more than Canon's 85mm F1.4 IS USM lens, which has a minimum focusing distance of 85cm/33.46in. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens weighs 485g/1.07lbs and measures in at 72mm long without the lens hood or rear cap. It's constructed of nine optical elements in seven groups, including hybrid aspherical elements and an "ultra multi coating" designed to eliminate flares and ghosting. Samyang has also included weather-sealing, which should make it a little more robust in tough environments. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 […]

  • Rokinon announces “Big Mini” autofocus 24mm f/2.8 full-frame prime for Sony E-mount
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Last week, Rokinon -- maker of lenses which aim to offer pro performance at a good value -- announced the AF 24mm f/2.8 full frame lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Dubbed "The Big Mini," the 24mm (36mm on Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras such as the A6500) prime is quite compact, weighing only 3.3 ounces (93 grams). The lens is 1.46 inches (37 millimeters) long. The lens has been designed around three primary features: optical quality, portability and silent autofocus. The first two have been helped by advanced manufacturing... (read more) […]

  • Kickstarter: Pixl-latr aims to simplify film digitization
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The Pixl-latr flattens film on a diffused surface so that it can easily be photographed with a conventional digital camera. The analog revival continues unabated, and a new product - the Pixl-latr - could provide a long-awaited easy solution to the challenge of converting film to pixels. Just launched on Kickstarter, at its core the Pixl-later is a diffusing plate which comes with a series of pins and frames that can flatten 35mm, 120 film (up to 6x12) and even 5x4 sheet film to be photographed with a digital camera - it even comes with a small stand to prop your negative up. 120 film being loaded into the Pixl-latr. The idea for the Pixl-latr came to creator Hamish Gill (of 35mmc fame) when he realized the lack of affordable 5x4 film scanning solutions. He decided to create something that could easily flatten his film to be photographed, rather than scanned. Anyone who's tried to photograph negatives knows what a pain getting them flat can be - the Pixl-latr seeks to solve this very […]

  • Google reveals how to simulate shallow DOF from a single mobile camera
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Google has published an 18-page study fully detailing the synthetic depth-of-field technology that makes its single-camera Portrait Mode possible. Google introduced its evolved Portrait Mode feature on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, though neither smartphone model has the dual-camera hardware typically required to produce this effect. The in-depth paper shows a degree of openness unusual for the smartphone and camera industries. Smartphones with a single camera produce images where everything is generally in focus. Dual-camera phones paired with a stereo algorithm get around this limitation by matching points in images from both cameras to determine depth within the captured scene. Having acquired that depth data, some pixels can be selectively blurred to produce the shallow DOF effect, Google explained in a blog post last year. Achieving this same effect using only a single camera is difficult. Some mobile camera apps attempt to simulate a shallow DOF by separating an image's pixels […]

  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount Review
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount is a very fast telephoto prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Sony features 14 optical elements in 12 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocusing. Priced at £1099 / $1199, read our Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount review to find out if it's the ultimate 85mm lens for Sony shooters... […]

  • Update on the registered Nikon N1718 camera
    by [NR] admin on June 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Nokishita reports that one of the registered five new Nikon cameras (N1718) will only have Bluetooth and no built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. The radio parts in the new model will be the same as in the current D3400 DSLR camera. The N1718 camera will be made by made Altek - this is an indication that the N1718 […] Related posts:New Nikon camera N1718 registered online New Nikon N1711 camera registered with the Indonesian communications agency Postel New Nikon camera registered in Indonesia […]

  • Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Samyang has officially announced the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF, their second autofocus lens for Canon’s EF mount. This new 85mm offering for Canon’s EF mount offers a very compact size at only 72mm in length (without hood) and weighing in a rather light 485g. By comparison, Canon’s EF 85mm f/1.4L IS weighs in at 950g Read more... […]

  • Canon and Nikon pro mirrorless wishlist
    by Gordon Laing on June 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Canon and Nikon may have concentrated on entry to mid-level mirrorless cameras so far, but both companies are expected to launch high-end models by the end of the year. In a special edition of the cameralabs video podcast, Gordon and Doug discuss their wishlist with contributions by six special guests!… The post Canon and Nikon pro mirrorless wishlist appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Canon has posted an article about what they claim is “The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor”. You can see by the image above that the sensor dwarfs the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D). This large image sensor was announced back in 2010. As noted by Canon News, this sensor has no real impact on Read more... […]

  • Sony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to Know
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on June 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Good friend Hugh Brownstone lays it all out about the Sony RX100 VI. You can always trust Hugh to give you the real skinny. As I've worked with him over the ... The post Sony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to Know appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny PackageAdorama Instant Rebates for Sigma, Sony and Canon! Including Exclusive Trade-In Offer on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras!Nikon and Sony Instant Rebates – Save up to $200 on Nikon Lenses!&nbs […]

  • Rugged compact, GoPro, or smartphone: Which should I take on vacation?
    on June 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    My family hikes, we camp, we fish, we snowboard. As a photographer, that leaves me with some choices to make if I want to take pictures or video of our adventures. Vacations, particularly outdoor, active ones, can provide some of the most vivid family memories, but can also be some of the most difficult to photograph. Several different types of device try to fit the bill but which is best for you? Your mirrorless camera may be pretty compact to travel with, but can it film your kid’s first trip down a waterslide? Your DSLR may claim to be weather sealed but are you willing to risk pulling your $3000 camera+lens combo out to take a ski chairlift photo? Even if you are willing to trust it, are you willing to carry that kit with you all day? In 2018, there’s no reason to let that keep you from being able to record those moments in your life. There are more options than ever for water, shockproof / freezeproof cameras that can survive life’s more demanding adventures. […]

  • Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon, Befree Live Carbon and Befree GT Traveller Tripods
    on June 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Manfrotto is launching three brand new models in its traveller tripod range to satisfy the most demanding outdoor photographers. The flagship Befree GT travel tripod meets the highest expectations of professional photographers who want maximum performance even when they are travelling. The new Befree Advanced range is available from £119.95. […]

  • Nikon UK Summer Cashback - Save up to £275/€300
    on June 18, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018. […]

  • Leica C-Lux Digital Compact Camera
    on June 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The new Leica C-Lux is a rebranded version of the Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200 compact camera. The versatile Leica C-Lux features a 15x zoom, a convenient touchscreen and exceptional design. The Leica C-Lux will be available in Light Gold and Midnight Blue colours, beginning mid-July 2018 for £875 / $1,050. […]

  • Leica M10 “Edition Zagato” Special Edition
    on June 18, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica M10 “Edition Zagato”, a timelessly beautiful special edition set that combines the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Limited to 250 sets worldwide, the special edition set will retail for £18,000 / $21,600. […]

  • Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF sample image gallery
    by Michael Topham on June 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    We've got hands on with Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF - a new, fast aperture, short telephoto, autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images belowCanon EOS 5DS R 1/6400 sec f/4 ISO 1600. Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EFView full size images taken with the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF […]

  • Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon DSLRs
    on June 18, 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99. […]

  • Samyang unveils 85mm Canon mount portrait lens
    by Amy Davies on June 18, 2018 at 7:59 am

    The 85mm f/1.4 EF is a new short telephoto autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers from budget optics manufacturer, Samyang. Weighing in at just 485g, and measuring 72mm long (without the lens hood and rear cap), the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 …Continue reading » […]

  • The Voigtlander 58 f/1.4 II Lens Experience Review. A BEAUTY for your Leica SL or Sony.
    by Steve Huff on June 17, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    The Voigtlander 58 f/1.4 II Lens Experience. A BEAUTY for your Leica SL or Sony. By Steve Huff Click on any of the images in this report to see them larger, and better! Video below… [... […]

  • When Companies Get Positive About Photography on Social Media
    by Wasim Ahmad on June 17, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    A short while ago, I wrote about a kerfluffle with White Castle’s social media team about a photo I took of their Impossible Slider. At issue was the way White Castle (and other large companies) treated people who asked for some form of compensation for their photos to be used on the company’s social pages. [More... […]

  • Recreating 1930s Photography on a Television Set [NSFW]
    by Stephen Kampff on June 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Ron Jaffe is the stills photographer for a multitude of popular television shows, and occasionally, he’s asked to recreate images that could have been taken decades ago. I asked him what process he goes through to take us back to pre-war USA. [More... […]

  • Reasons You Aren't Landing Photography Gigs: Part Two
    by Scott Mason on June 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Last week’s article introduced my take on the reasons photographers and videographers lose prospective clients. I focused on two common pricing errors plus the importance of a human connection, and this week, I’m examining three other important reasons. [More... […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #475
    by [NR] admin on June 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    → Zeiss has new lens discounts in the US (direct link to all discounted Zeiss F-mount lenses) and in the UK (only two Zeiss F-mount lenses discounted). → Rare Nikon I rangefinder camera from 1948 for sale on eBay for $27,445. → The latest new products also relevant for Nikon shooters: Instant Magny 35 Instant Back for SLR […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #447 Weekly Nikon news flash #471 Weekly Nikon news flash #466 […]

  • The Photographer's Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before That Big Shoot
    by Paul Adshead on June 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Having a good routine leading up to an important shoot can be the difference between success and failure. Make sure you do these 12 things well before you pick the camera up and press the shutter button. [More... […]

  • Look inside the factory where Kodak Ektachrome is (re)born
    on June 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kodak has restarted production of one of its most famous film emulsions - Ektachrome. Popular Science editor Stan Horaczek recently go to take a look inside. Launched in 1946 and discontinued in 2012, Ektachrome owes its rebirth to a relatively recent resurgence of interest in film. Easier to develop than its more famous cousin Kodachrome, Ektachrome should be back in the hands of today's film photographers before the end of this year. You can scroll through the images above to take a brief look into Kodak's factory in Rochester New York, and for more information, we recommend reading the full article, linked below. 'Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life' (popsci.com) […]

  • Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro review
    on June 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro review […]

  • Print Your Photography: Part Two
    by Evan Kane on June 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Welcome to the second official entry in my exploration of fine art printing, paper, and why we're meant for more than cell phone screens. In this entry, we're looking at a paper that absolutely blew my mind from the very first test print I ran. [More... […]

  • Stop Trying to Impress Photographers
    by Scott Choucino on June 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I have been doing photography for about 10 years. In that time I have moved from hobbiest film shooter to professional commercial photographer. This is what helped me make the leap. [More... […]

  • Three Ideas for Creating Different Landscape and Nature Photographs
    by Tim Behuniak on June 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Is it just me or do the same type of images keep appearing over and over again on screens and in print? Maybe it's the magazines I read or the people I follow, but I feel like I'm repeatedly seeing (and creating) the same type of landscape photographs. Here's how I'm trying to get out of the rut.  [More... […]

  • How to Stay Creative and Curate Your Instagram to Gain Followers
    by Alex Armitage on June 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Anyone that has researched the best practices for gaining followers on Instagram knows that your feed and profile should follow a similar style. I absolutely hated this recommendation and came up with an alternative so I don’t feel so constricted creatively while still maintaining a curated profile. [More... […]

  • Learning landscape photography: Thomas Heaton’s great guide to planning & shooting landscapes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Photographer Thomas Heaton has a new video covering a wide range of tips and tricks for capturing better landscape photos. Let's get right into it with the first topic, the weather. You've really got to check weather forecasts in advance. While they're not perfect and surely not always accurate, they arm you with information and that's a very powerful tool to have at your disposal. Knowing what the conditions might be like allows you to pack the right gear and plan ahead for the right kinds of shots. If you want to give yourself... (read more) […]

  • New Nikon summer cashback in the UK (and the rest of Europe)
    by [NR] admin on June 16, 2018 at 4:28 am

    After the last price increase, Nikon UK is now running a new summer cashback program (see details at WEX, Jessops, and Park Cameras). The cashback program is also available in several other European countries (Germany for example) - check your local Nikon website for more details. The current Nikon US rebates can be found here. More photography deals can be found here (also […] Related posts:The Nikon USA lens only rebates and UK summer cashback are set to expire this week Up to £180 cashback when you buy a Nikon D4/D800/D800E and a FX lens in the UK New 2015 Nikon winter cashback program in the UK […]

  • Firmware Friday: New features for Fuji H1 and T2; Improvements for Sigma lenses and strobes too
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 16, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Our Firmware Friday roundup returns bringing news this week from three companies: Fujifilm, Nikon and Sigma. There are a fair few cameras in the mix, including both the Fuji X-H1 and T2, several of Nikon's Coolpix A-series cameras and the W300, plus three Nikon DSLRs. (That's the D610, D810 and Df, if you were wondering.) And courtesy of Sigma, there are also numerous lenses, a couple of mount converters and even a flash strobe in the mix this week. Let's get right down to what's new! Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 A fair few of the... (read more) […]

  • Four More Unreleased Canon Lenses Have Shown Up for Certification
    by Canon Rumors on June 15, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    We reported a few days ago that Canon may be announcing two “professional” lenses ahead of Photokina, along with the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 and a new “kit” lens. Nokishita has uncovered 4 unreleased Canon lenses that have been found at a Russian certification agency. The four unreleased lenses have the following SKU’s: 3045C005AA 2959C005AA 2963C005AA Read more... […]

  • The $21,000 Leica M10. The new “Edition Zagato”. Car, Home or Camera?
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    The $21,000 Leica M10.. The new “Edition Zagato”. Car, Home or Camera? So Leica has announced not a new full frame camera between the M and SL, but rather a $1050 Compact C-Lux camera and [... […]

  • Best Portrait Camera and Lens under $1000
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Do you need a great portrait rig for an important event, but don't want to spend the big bucks? We have you covered in our Best Portrait and Lens combinations under $1000! Let's face it: Smartphones are great as your quick and easy "go-to" camera, but they just can't get the job done for serious portraits. Some smartphones have special "portrait modes" but they aren't perfect and still do not produce the kind of professional flair and pop achievable with a solid camera and portrait lens. However, most of us don't want to have to... (read more) […]

  • Leica announces premium C-Lux compact camera, essentially a luxury Panasonic ZS200
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Leica has announced the new C-Lux premium compact travel zoom camera. The C-Lux is essentially a Panasonic ZS200 camera, utilizing the same 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and built-in 15x zoom lens, which offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-360mm. The camera has a built-in 0.21-inch 2.33-million dot electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch touchscreen and a stylish design. The C-Lux differs from the ZS200 in a few ways. The C-Lux has a leather that spans the entire front of the camera, for example, and opts for a different style... (read more) […]

  • I have some Lenses for Sale! Voigtlander 40 1.2 E mount, and more!
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I have some Lenses and a case for Sale! Time to whittle down my collection of lenses as I have no room to store everything, and need to make way for my newest acquisitions… SOLD [... […]

  • The Ultimate Sony & Zeiss ZM Street and Travel Photography Kit by Marc Weisberg
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Ultimate Sony & Zeiss ZM Street and Travel Photography Kit by Marc Weisberg – Much more at his website HERE! I’ve always wanted to own a Leica set up. I love the fact that [... […]

  • DEALS on Zeiss Lenses, all Mounts! Save Hundreds..
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    DEALS on Zeiss Lenses, all Mounts! Save Hundreds.. There is a Zeiss sale going on with instant savings from $100-$400 off of some really fantastic glass. CLICK HERE to see the deals. They are offering [... […]

  • Behind the scenes with Jessica Kobeissi: Natural light portraiture with a Canon 5D Mark III
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on June 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    While you can get amazing and natural-looking results using artificial lights outdoors, sometimes it's best to keep it simple and shoot just with natural light. That's exactly what Jessica Kobeissi does it in her latest video with model Sonya Esman. It's a fun shoot in Los Angeles in which Jessica uses a Canon 5D Mark III with her trusty 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. If you'd like to see more from Jessica Kobeissi, you can head over to her YouTube channel and follow her on Instagram. (Via Jessica Kobeissi)... (read more) […]

  • Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on June 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Are video capabilities going to be a much bigger segment of the DSLRs coming from Canon? Holy cow don't we all hope so? That would be huge. When I've talked ... The post Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesNew Arrival! Canon EF 70-200mm Lenses Now Availble for Pre-OrderNew Canon Rebates! Save up to $300 on Select Canon Lenses!Adorama Instant Rebates for Sigma, Sony and Canon! Including Exclusive Trade-In Offer on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras!&nbs […]

  • Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
    by Canon Rumors on June 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    It looks like we’re going to be getting another autofocus 85mm option, this time it will come from Samyang who will be announcing an AF 85mm f/1.4 very soon. This joins the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 in the company’s new autofocus line of lenses for Canon’s EF mount. […]

  • Prime portraits: best lenses for portraits
    by Andy Westlake on June 15, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider for shooting excellent people pictures.Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider, for shooting excellent people pictures […]

  • Schneider-Kreuznach True-Net Filters and True-Streak Rainbow and Gold Filters
    on June 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Schneider-Kreuznach has just introduced two new filter ranges – the True-Net Filter, True-Streak Rainbow and True-Streak Gold filters. The True Net range is a much sought after diffusion filter. The True-Streak Rainbow filters creates a beautiful effect reminiscent of the multi-colour flares on uncoated lenses. […]

  • Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review
    on June 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The Lensbaby Velvet 85 is a classic portrait lens with a twist - it's an art lens for APS-C and Full Frame cameras that creates soft and velvety effects with buttery smooth bokeh. Does it deserve a place in your camera bag? Find out by reading our in-depth Lensbaby Velvet 85 review, complete with full-size sample images. […]

  • New reports indicate that the Nikon D850 sensor (IMX309AQJ) is made by Sony
    by [NR] admin on June 15, 2018 at 4:09 am

    ChipMod took a Nikon D850 camera apart and came to the conclusion that the sensor inside is made by Sony (Google translation): In an email, ChipMod informed me that they analyzed the sensor and the bonding pattern together with other characteristics are typical for the way Sony manufactures sensors. They also shared with me that Nikon has […] Related posts:First indication that the Nikon D850 sensor could be made by TowerJazz Nikon D7000 has a Sony sensor (confirmed) Nikon D850 DSLR camera teardown update: the 45.7MP CMOS BSI sensor […]

  • Are These The Next Canon Cameras To Be Announced? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on June 14, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    We were sent the following information about what may be the next Canon cameras to be announced. I don’t think these will be the big announcements for Photokina. We’re all hoping for a big splash from Canon fpr the marquee photographic trade show. EC801 – Canon Powershot SX740 40x Zoom travel compact 1/2.3 Sensor Touchscreen Read more... […]

  • Patent: More Stacked Sensor Development from Canon
    by Canon Rumors on June 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Canon continues to put R&D into stacked sensors. This latest patent for the technology is quite detailed in its delivery. According to Canon News: This patent application is for suppressing the dark current and/or leakage current by using diffusion preventing films surrounding the bonding areas. This is a very highly detailed patent application, going into Read more... […]

  • Wunder360 Unveils New 360° camera
    on June 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Wunder360 is a new 360° camera with an all new view pilot, point-to-frame feature for effortless editing, sharing and storage. Pocket sized and light weighing only 95g the first of its kind, the surprisingly affordable Wunder360 has a whole host of features to enable effortless photographs and cinematic videos. […]

  • Why you need a wideangle prime lens for landscapes and travel
    by ZEISS on June 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Top travel and landscape photographer Ed Norton explains how switching from zooms to primes fundamentally changed his photography, and offers a few tips for aspiring travel prosBack when Ed Norton was a keen amateur travel photographer he would carry a Lonely Planet guidebook with him. He …Continue reading » […]

  • Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash
    by sysops@audiencemedia.com (David O) on June 14, 2018 at 9:37 am

    The first accessory flash with an Auto Intelligent (AI) bounce function that takes the guess work out of choosing the right lighting angle. […]

  • ​MIOPS Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Capsule360 Motion Box
    on June 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Capsule360 is a new app-controlled motion box that brings advanced video features such as smart-subject tracking and learned-action movement, as well as astrophotography and motion time-lapse modes, to all. […]

  • Tenba launches new budget bag range
    by Amy Davies on June 14, 2018 at 9:05 am

    The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35.The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35. […]

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
    on June 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The release date and recommended retail price will be provided at a later date.&nbs […]

  • Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit
    on June 14, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go. The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is available now for £1199.99(inc)/ $1399.99/1189.99 Euro. […]

  • Second Annual Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Smartphone Photography Awards
    on June 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI today opened entries for its second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).&nbs […]

  • New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 Cameras
    on June 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Fujifilm have announced the availability of new firmware for the X-H1 (v1.10) and X-T2 (v4.10) cameras.Full details available here: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt2/index.html http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xh1/index.htm […]

  • Moshi Launches New Photography Accessory Range
    on June 14, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Moshi, a premium accessory and peripherals company, has just launched launch its complete accessory range for photographers. The range includes the Arcus Backpack, iGlaze laptop cover, iVisor screen cover, ClearGuard keypad cover, USB-C Multimedia Adapter and IonSlim 10K portable battery. […]

  • CameraWorld Launches Brands Hatch LIVE Event
    on June 14, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Leading UK photographic retailer CameraWorld has added a new LIVE event to its calendar. This August will see CameraWorld LIVE take residence at the iconic racing venue, Brands Hatch. […]

  • Leica Launches Illuminated Campaign
    on June 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Leica  presents an interactive multi-content campaign: ‘Illuminated’ is a journey of discovery, where seven photographers will each travel to a city previously unknown to them with a Leica Q camera. […]

  • After Nyne and Olympus Launch New London Gallery
    on June 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

    After Nyne Gallery are proud to unveil their first exhibition space in Holland Park, London, in collaboration with Olympus. This inaugural exhibition will display some remarkable works by Olympus brand ambassadors such as Martina Govindraj, whose work engages with architecture and concepts of space, and award winning Steve Gosling renowned for his signature black and white atmospheric landscapes. […]

  • Nikon announces the development of a new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens
    by [NR] admin on June 14, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Nikon officially announced the development of the previously rumored AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens (see patent). The new lens will be compact and lightweight like the latest 300mm f/4 thanks to the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element (the current 500mm f/4 lens weights 6.81lb/3.09kg and costs $10,296.95) We don't have a price or a picture, just […] Related posts:Nikon announces the future development of 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and 32mm f/1.2 lenses More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6 VR CX lens with Phase Fresnel (PF) element patent […]

  • The firmware update for the cross-type sensors at the outer areas of the frame is still not released (for Nikon D5, D850 and D500)
    by [NR] admin on June 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Time seems to stand still at Nikon. When the Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens was announced, Nikon promised (in the press release) to release a firmware update for the D5, D850 and D500 that will make the outer row of AF points activated as cross-type sensors to significantly enhance the AF […] Related posts:Nikon D850 firmware update 1.01 released Nikon D5 firmware update to be released soon Nikon released firmware update 1.10 for the D3400 and D500 cameras […]

  • CameraWorld announces free summer event at Brands Hatch
    by Amy Davies on June 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Photographic retailer CameraWorld is back with two live shows where top photography equipment and trade-in deals will be available.CameraWorld has added a new “Live” event for the summer. Taking place on the 2nd of August at the iconic …Continue reading » […]

  • Sigma Releases New Firmware for Select Lenses, The Mount Converter and Flash
    by Canon Rumors on June 13, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Sigma has released new firmware for  the following flash, mount converter and lenses. Sigma flash and mount converter with the following firmware updates: ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-630 It has corrected the phenomenon where it occasionally stops communicating after recovering from Auto Power Off. MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 It has become compatible with the SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG Read more... […]