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  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class first drive review: The next chapter in SUV luxury - Roadshow
    by Jake Holmes on November 20, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    From its engine to its suspension to all its in-car driver aids, the GLE-Class is overflowing with tech -- and it all makes this luxury SUV even better. […]

  • How Commercial Photographer Geoff Ang Shot This Razer Campaign
    by Shavonne Wong on November 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Commercial photographer Geoff Ang was approached by one of the top CGI companies in Singapore “CUM Creative” to create an entire series of images for Razer’s newest line of gaming headphones. [More... […]

  • NYC Street Photography Documentary ‘Everybody Street’ Now Free to Watch
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 20, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Heads up: if you enjoy watching documentaries about photographers and photography, there’s a great one that’s now free. Cheryl Dunn’s highly-regarded 2013 documentary Everybody Street is now free-to-watch on YouTube with ads. You can watch the 1.5-hour film above. Dunn announced the project back in 2011 and raised over $45,000 on Kickstarter to bring it […]

  • Instagram is Deleting Fake Followers and Likes
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 20, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Instagram influence is worth big money these days, and many users have turned to third-party services to gain fake followers and likes. If you’re one such user, here’s some bad news: Instagram is now wiping out the artificial numbers that you may have paid money to get. “Recently, we’ve seen accounts use third-party apps to […]

  • Creating a Century of Portraits in My Living Room
    by Eli Dreyfuss on November 20, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    For the last 12 months, I have been working on a personal photo project. The goal of this project was to recreate a portrait from every decade from the 1920s until now. Each picture would highlight the candid life of someone who was living in that era versus what they were really feeling inside. I […]

  • Visiting the World’s Largest Digital Camera
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a telescope that will contain the largest digital camera ever built. Here’s a 4-minute video in which the folks at Gizmodo pay a visit to the 3.2-gigapixel camera that’s the size of a small car. A rendering that shows the size of the LSST camera. The telescope is […]

  • Tips for Getting Kids to Smile Naturally in Photos: 10 Secrets From a Pro
    by Randy Klein on November 20, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Everyone has been taught from birth how to get a kid to smile. You just tell them to say “cheese” and they respond with a nice big natural smile, right? Well, anyone that’s actually tried this can testify to how well it works (if you didn’t catch my sarcasm… it doesn’t). You end up with […]

  • Google Pixel 3 Users Are Reporting Camera Failures
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    As friends and families get ready to get together for the holiday season, Google Pixel 3 owners are experiencing a bug that could get in the way of capturing special memories. People are reporting camera error messages and their phones failing to launch the highly-touted camera. Charged reports that hundreds of Pixel 3 owners have […]

  • Sony SRS-XB01 review: Sony's cheap mini Bluetooth speaker is worth buying - CNET
    by David Carnoy on November 20, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    The Sony SRS-XB01 retails for $35 and sometimes costs less. It's a well designed little wireless speaker. […]

  • The upcoming RF mount wide angle f/2.8L zoom will be wider than 16mm [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on November 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Canon has already mentioned that a trio of f/2.8L zoom lenses is coming in 2019 for the RF mount. It’s pretty obvious that we should Read more... […]

  • Black Friday roundup with new deals on Laowa, Lexar and Amazon Electornics
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    The full list of Black Friday deals can be found on those pages at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and eBay. The Sony Alpha special deal pages are up and running at BHphoto, FocusCamera and Adorama. Amazon: Deal of the day: Up to 20% off on AmazonBasics Electornics and Accessories at Amazon US. Neewer Ring Lght at […] The post Black Friday roundup with new deals on Laowa, Lexar and Amazon Electornics appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Two Minute Tips: Using a grid on your speedlite to control the direction of light
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    If you are using speedlights but finding that your light is going all over the place, photographer David Bergman has a solution in the latest episode of Adorama's Two Minute Tips. The trick is using speedlite grids. These light modifiers allow you to focus the beam of light from your speedlites and control how the light is dispersed around the scene, which is critical for keeping unwanted light off your background or certain parts of your subject. A grid has honeycomb-shaped tunnels through which light passes. This allows the... (read more) […]

  • In Defense of a Fatter Portfolio: Why You Should Include More Photos
    by Robert K Baggs on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Everywhere I look, professional photographers are calling for people to put their portfolios on an extreme diet. Well, I'm here to defend my curvier portfolio and why this decision is entirely intentional. [More... […]

  • Keith Ladzinski talks Nikon mirrorless: 'It’s a different world now. But it’s so much more fun'
    on November 20, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Keith Ladzinski is a wildlife and adventure photographer, filmmaker and Nikon Ambassador based in Colorado. He's been using Nikon DSLRs since the early 2000s, and his most recent film project was created using the new Z 6. In this interview he explains the background of the project, how the Z 6 allows him to bounce seamlessly between photo and video, and what's changed since he bought his first digital camera in 2004. Can you describe the project you’ve been working on? I’ve been working with athletes, old friends, they're professional climbers and we've been shooting in areas where when I first started working as a professional photographer. So one place for example is where I shot my first cover story, and another was where I did another of my first big stories. So we basically went from Utah all the way back to Colorado. As I started thinking about this project, it became sort of one big nostalgic trip in a lot of ways. It was with people I had history with, and […]

  • The Story Behind That IKEA Photo of Amsterdam
    by Tom Roes on November 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    VILSHULT is an IKEA ready-to-hang photo of Amsterdam that has been sold over 427,000 times. After many of my friends asked me why I bought such a “mediocre” photo for my living room, I decided to find out how this photo was made and how it ended up on IKEA’s shelves and in almost half […]

  • Google Photos for iOS update brings depth and focus editing
    on November 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Google Photos is the default photos app on Android devices but also a viable option for the users of iOS devices. Today Google has announced an update to its Google Photos app for iOS that brings adjustable depth and focus for portrait mode shots to the Apple ecosystem. Previously this feature had only been available in the Android version of the app. With this latest update you can now open Portrait Mode images in Google Photos, tap the editing icon and then modify depth-of-field and focus using virtual sliders. iPhone XS, XS Max and iPad Pro users can do the same thing in Apple's own Photos app but the owners of older portrait-mode-capable iPhones until now have not been able to adjust focus and depth after capture. In addition, the latest update brings a Color Pop feature that converts the background of a Portrait Mode image into black and white but keeps the subject in color. You can download the updated Google Photos app from the App Store now. […]

  • Nikon Z7 review
    by Gordon Laing on November 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The Nikon Z7 is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, featuring 45 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, 493 embedded AF points and 9fps burst shooting. Find out if it's right for you in my in-depth review and video demo!… The post Nikon Z7 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Leica Unveils the D-Lux 7, Its ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Compact Cameras
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Leica has announced the new D-Lux 7, a powerful yet compact camera the company is calling the “Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras.” Inside the D-Lux 7 is a large 17-megapixel four-thirds CMOS sensor that significantly larger than what’s found in traditional compact cameras. The camera can shoot photos at 11fps with an ISO […]

  • NEC MultiSync EA271U 4K UHD Monitor
    on November 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The NEC MultiSync EA271U is a new 27 inch desktop display that features “pixel-free” visualisation in stunning 4K UHD resolution. […]

  • 4 Photography Rip-Offs You Need to Know About
    by Marc Newton on November 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    In this 11-minute video, I’m going to be telling you the biggest rip-offs that I think are happening in photography and giving you my tips on how to avoid them. Hopefully this will save you some money on your photography journey and make you aware of the traps a lot of learning photographers fall into. […]

  • Google Photos for iOS Can Now Adjust Bokeh in Portrait Mode Photos
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Google has released an update to the Google Photos app for iOS that brings bokeh adjustment for Portrait mode photos. The company announced the news through a Tweet yesterday. New to iOS, adjust the background blur and change the focus of your portrait mode photo. Just pull up a portrait photo in Google Photos, click […]

  • Leica announces the D-Lux 7, a 17MP camera with 4K video and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens
    on November 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Leica has announced the D-Lux 7, the latest iteration of its compact camera that's effectively a Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II wrapped up in a prettier frame just in time for the holiday season. The D-Lux 7 uses a 17 megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor. The D-Lux 7 captures up to 7 fps in burst, features a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600 and features a 4K Photo capture mode and 'post focus' mode, the latter of which enables focus adjustments in post-production with compatible programs. On the video front, the D-Lux 7 captures 4K30p footage at 100mbps in the MP4 format. The optically stabilized lens uses the same 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 Vario-Summilux lens as the LX100-based D-Lux Typ 109 from 2014. Like that camera it uses a series of crops from a Four Thirds-sized sensor. In addition to the physical aperture ring, the top of the lens features a dedicated physical switch for swapping between shooting ratios, including: 3:2, 16:9, 1:1 and 4:3. On the side of the lens is a matching […]

  • Polaroid RGB LED Camera and Camcorder Light System
    on November 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The new Polaroid RGB LED Camera and Camcorder Light System offers photographers and videographers a professional, portable LED light system with powerful output. […]

  • LG Xboom AI ThinQ crashes the smart display party, but maybe too late - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on November 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    The LG Xboom AI should offer the same great Google Assistant smarts we're used to from devices like the Google Home Hub. Its speakers need to rock if it's going to stand out. […]

  • When to Upgrade Your Camera Gear: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
    by Dan Watson on November 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I have major gear envy syndrome. Every new release seems to bring with it a feature that makes me jealous enough to attempt to justify a ridiculously expensive purchase. But even for those of you happily using your 5-year-old DSLR (I secretly envy you), there is always the question of when to upgrade your camera […]

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review: Best-selling SUV has even more personality - Roadshow
    by Jake Holmes on November 20, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    With tons of standard safety features, better fuel economy and vastly improved design, the new RAV4 makes a strong first impression. […]

  • Behind the scenes with Adam Gibbs: A perfect counter to a creative slump is picking up your camera
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Landscape and nature photographer Adam Gibbs may have decades of professional experience and a vast body of work, but even he still goes through creative ruts and slumps every now and then. His recipe for combating a slump? Pushing through and getting out into the field. While it can sometimes feel impossible to get your gear together and head out, especially when you haven't been feeling creative or invigorated lately, it's often the case that clearing that initial hurdle will really clear your photographic sinuses, so to speak,... (read more) […]

  • Review: Canon EOS R by DPReview
    by Canon Rumors on November 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    DPReview has completed their review of the Canon EOS R, and we see they find the camera a mixed bag. It appears the reviewers greatest Read more... […]

  • Here's why I won't be swapping my Nikon D750 for a Z6 (but maybe you should)
    on November 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I've spent a few weeks shooting around with the Nikon Z6. And in that time, I've made up my mind that as a current D750 owner of 3+ years, I will not be trading it in for its mirrorless sibling. But maybe you should. Here's why... Marginal size/weight advantage The Z6 offers a size and weight advantage over the D750 but it's less than you might think. At 675g, it's about 10% lighter than the D750 (750g). And though the D750 feels a little chunkier in hand, I prefer its grip. I can get my pinky on it comfortably and access the front function button with ease. On the Z6, there's no room for a pinky and its two front function buttons are awkward to reach. Of course, everyone's hands are different, and the Z6 might fit more comfortably in your hands. No image quality advantage Raw image quality between the two cameras is nearly identical. As a music photographer, I shoot a lot of personal work in low light environments. And in extreme cases of shadow pushing, the Z6's on-sensor AF points […]

  • Leica D-Lux 7 Premium Compact Camera
    on November 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The new Leica D-Lux 7 premium compact camera features a higher-resolution four-thirds sensor, 24–75mm f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. zoom lens, a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C charging capability. The Leica D-Lux 7 is available today from authorised Leica UK stores and dealers and online at www.leicastore-uk.co.uk – RRP £995. […]

  • Instagram is now using machine learning to remove fake likes, follows and comments
    on November 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Instagram announced today that it will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity. According to Instagram the third-party apps in question violate its policies and users will be prompted to stop using them. Accounts that use the questionable services will receive in-app messages alerting them that inauthentic likes, follows and comments given by their account to others have been removed. Affected users will also have to change their password. "Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community," the company wrote in a blog post. "Today's update is just another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people connect and share in authentic ways." The company says it has developed a series of machine-learning tools that can identify the use this type of third-party apps and users who continue with their use will "see their Instagram […]

  • Some Google Pixel 3 devices hampered by camera bug
    on November 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Google's latest Pixel 3 devices are widely regarded excellent camera smartphones, but some users are now reporting a serious camera bug, according to a report from Owen Williams of Charged. For the affected Pixel owners the camera works fine when operated through the default camera app. However, if a third-party app attempts to access the imaging hardware, the camera becomes unusable and generates one of several error messages, such as "could not connect to camera," "camera encountered fatal error," or "the camera device encountered a fatal error." This means users of the affected devices are unable to use third-party camera apps that use the camera, such as Instagram, Snapchat, or Camera+. Unfortunately a reboot, or even factory reset, doesn't fix the issue. After a reboot the device works fine, but only until a third-party camera app is launched again. According to reports, Google is sometimes, when pressed by the customer, acknowledging the issue, but is refusing to replace […]

  • Official Canon EOS-R test by Dpreview: “lag behind the competition considerably”
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 20, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    It’s a damn long time since I have seen a camera NOT getting a Silver or Gold Award at Dpreview. Well here we are with the Canon EOS-R full review and the conclusion is rather negative: Richard Butler writes: The EOS R feels like a series of good ideas undermined by their implementation. The interface […] The post Official Canon EOS-R test by Dpreview: “lag behind the competition considerably” appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Black Friday best camera deals 2018
    by Gordon Laing on November 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Black Friday is approaching and many stores have already started discounting! I've sifted through the deals to find the best bargains on cameras and photography gear. So if you're shopping for a new camera, lens or accessory, check out my guide to the best deals this Holiday Season. PS - check back for updates!… The post Black Friday best camera deals 2018 appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Creating a visual experience and the importance of injecting a piece of yourself as an artist in your photos
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    "Why do my photos suck?" This is a question, in one form or another, Blake Rudis of f64 Academy receives on a regular basis from his readers and viewers. The list goes on and on of the different ways people attack their own work and put themselves down as photographers. It's not unusual for someone to share their photos and not get the kind of reaction they had hoped for and when this happens, it's easy to feel down about it. While Rudis is an expert in Photoshop and does an excellent job of creating educational resources for... (read more) […]

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor first drive review: Detroit hustles harder - Roadshow
    by Chris Paukert on November 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Active shocks, seats and smarter drivetrain tech make one of the world’s most desirable trucks even more so. […]

  • Black Friday Best Camera Deals 2018
    on November 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Black Friday is just days away, and there's already a deluge of camera deals even before the big day itself. We've sifted through literally hundreds of deals to try and find the genuine bargains, which we've handily listed for you here. We'll be adding even more as the week progresses, so keep checking back. […]

  • 110 Million Nikkor Lenses Produced for Interchangeable Lens Cameras
    on November 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Nikon has announced that the total production of NIKKOR lenses for its interchangeable lens cameras has reached 110 million as of October 2018. […]

  • Today’s new European Black Friday deals on A6500, A7II and 24-240mm FE
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 20, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Full Pre-Black Friday deals list on those pages at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES. Amazon Germany Sony A6500 for 1069 Euro at Amazon Germany. Sony A7II with kit lens for 1205 Euro at Amazon Germany. Sony 24-240mm FE for 759 Euro at Amazon Germany. Many camera aceesory deals at Amazon […] The post Today’s new European Black Friday deals on A6500, A7II and 24-240mm FE appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Nikon has produced 110 million Nikkor lenses
    by [NR] admin on November 20, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Nikon has reached another milestone - the company has produced 110 million Nikkor lenses. Here is the timeframe on the previous milestones (10 million lenses in the last 28 months): 100 million: July 27, 2016 (5 million lenses in 12 months) 95 million: July 28th, 2015 (5 million lenses in 9 months) 90 million: November 4, 2014 (5 million lenses […] The post Nikon has produced 110 million Nikkor lenses appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:75 million Nikkor lenses produced 65 million Nikkor lenses produced Nikon produced 95 million interchangeable Nikkor lenses […]

  • New: Nauticam NA-Z7 underwater housing for Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras
    by [NR] admin on November 20, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Nauticam announced a new NA-Z7 underwater housing for the Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras: The NA-Z7 inherits all of the key innovative features from Nauticam DSLR systems scaled into a smaller form factor built around the Z6 and Z7 cameras. Best of all, it uses the same N120 Port System! The Nauticam NA-Z7 housing […] The post New: Nauticam NA-Z7 underwater housing for Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nauticam announces NA-V2 underwater housing for Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera Nauticam releases NA-D800 underwater housing for Nikon D800 Nauticam NA-D7000 underwater housing for Nikon D7000 […]

  • Gaming chair maker Secretlab has something Neue for the office - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on November 20, 2018 at 2:30 am

    If you fancy ergonomic comforts in your office, the NeueChair could be your thing. […]

  • Profoto B10 Versus Godox AD400Pro: The Best Strobes Compared
    by Lee Morris on November 20, 2018 at 12:52 am

    A few months ago, we released our first impressions of the new Profoto B10 portable flash unit, and many of our readers claimed that we didn't give it an honest review because it was wildly overpriced. Today, we are giving the critics what they asked for: we are going to compare it to the Godox AD400Pro. [More... […]

  • Behind the scenes with Irene Rudnyk: Natural light photoshoot using a Canon 5D III & 85mm f/1.2 prime
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk recently headed out into downtown Calgary with her sister, Orysia, who is also an artist. The portrait shoot was themed around an early-to-mid 20th century look and was done entirely using natural light. Rudnyk went with her typical camera setup, which is a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 85mm f/1.2 prime lens. When working with natural light, Irene likes to be constantly moving to try to find the best light. If you are moving regularly around the model, be sure to keep your eyes on... (read more) […]

  • Want Better Photos? Go to the Light!
    by Jonathan Castner on November 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    When you look at the work of William Allard, David Harvey, or especially Alex Webb, you quickly notice what makes their photos so amazing is not just the lovely compositions and stunning moments, but an often dazzling use of natural light. What do they all have in common and how can we learn from them? [More... […]

  • Some Kansas City hotspots ban photography over growing disruptions
    on November 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    A number of Kansas City metro hotspots are putting up "No Trespassing" signs that specifically state 'No Photographers,' according to local FOX affiliate WDAF. The restrictions were prompted by 'a few bad apples' who would set up props for photoshoots in lobbies, doorways, and places that block traffic, the report states. Both commercial and Instagram photography is reportedly disrupting certain iconic regions and businesses in Kansas City. Brett Judson, owner of local business Coven KC, explained to WDAF, 'Besides setting up their fake house in our lobby, in our front door, they will block all the traffic under the 12th Street bridge to get that, like, beautiful family photo or a wedding photo.' Some local photographers are speaking up about the issue, stating a minority of individuals are giving the entire profession a bad name. One such photographer is Marsha Baylor, who will join colleagues in cleaning up litter in some of Kansas City's hotspots to help make the point. 'They're […]

  • This 3-Minute Timelapse Captures 929 Hours of Flowers Blooming
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Here’s a new time-lapse short film by Slovakian photographer Majo Chudý. Titled “Flowers Blooming 2,” the 3-minute video shows a whopping 929 hours of flowers blooming. The video took Chudý 9 months to create. Over that time, he captured 40,000 photos using his Sony a7 mirrorless camera and his Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. His studio […]

  • Fixing the Bad Grip on Sony’s Mirrorless Cameras
    by Micael Widell on November 19, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Sony’s a7 and a9 series of mirrorless cameras have a bad reputation for their grip ergonomics, and rightly so. I love my Sony a7 III and it’s still the best camera on the market for my particular needs, but the grip just isn’t anywhere near as good as what you find on a pro DSLR. […]

  • Fstoppers Black Friday Sale 2018
    by David Strauss on November 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Fstoppers has launched our annual Black Friday sale and is offering our biggest photography and video tutorial discounts for the entire year. Save up to 66% off by heading over to the Fstoppers Store and using code "BF2018" at checkout. [More... […]

  • Man in Bunny Ears Wanted in Deer Camera Thefts
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Now here’s a strange tail tale: a man wearing bunny ears is wanted for questioning in South Carolina in connection to a series of deer camera thefts. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office shared an unusual post on Facebook on November 16th asking the public for help in identifying the man who was captured on surveillance […]

  • Crazy Black Friday deals on Sony camera, Zeiss-Sony-Voigtlander-Samyang FE lenses!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Up to $1,000 off on Sony E-mount cameras: $1000 off on the Sony A9 at Buydig, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. $400 off on the SonyA7rIII at BuyDig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera. $400 off on the Sony A7rII at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera. $500 off on the Sony A7II at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama […] The post Crazy Black Friday deals on Sony camera, Zeiss-Sony-Voigtlander-Samyang FE lenses! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    In most photo editing software solutions, you have access to curves adjustments. These come in different forms and some software even allows you to access separate curves for different color channels, offering even more editing control. If you become an expert with curves adjustments, you will have considerable control over the look of your images. In the video below, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will teach you how to master curves in Photoshop in particular. Dinda first discusses the different ways you can access curves... (read more) […]

  • ‘Prairie Wind’ is a 16K HDR Film Shot with Two 50MP DSLRs
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Director Martin Lisius has created a short film that’s ready for 16K displays of the future. Titled “Prairie Wind,” the film was captured using two 50-megapixel Canon 5DS DSLRs. Lisius, who founded the StormStock collection in 1993, says he wanted to push the envelope when it came to resolution. “I’ve captured hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning […]

  • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid first drive review: Worth the extra charge - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on November 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Plug-in hybrid power makes the Crosstrek more compelling than ever. […]

  • Instagram: The Reality Is No One Cares About the Photographer
    by Kelly Lane on November 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    It’s ironic, really. Instagram is the world’s largest social photo platform, yet photographers are constantly subjected to their photos being posted and re-grammed without a credit or tag in sight. Here’s why. [More... […]

  • The Winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    The British Wildlife Photography Awards recently announced the winners of its 2018 contest to celebrate the work of both amateur and professional photographers in capturing the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. The top prize was won by photographer Paul Colley with his photo “Contrails at Dawn (Daubenton’s Bats)” captured at Coate Water Country Park, […]

  • Nikon Z6 additional coverage
    by [NR] admin on November 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    The latest Nikon Z6 reviews and hands-on reports (videos): Check Nikon Z6 availability: Adorama | B&H | WEX UK | Park Camera UK | Calumet DE | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR. The post Nikon Z6 additional coverage appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Additional Nikon Z6 coverage Nikon Z6 additional coverage Nikon Z additional coverag […]

  • Tamron firmware updates brings Nikon Z6/Z7 compatibility to select lenses
    on November 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Lens maker Tamron has released new firmware that makes three of its lenses compatible with Nikon's new mirrorless full-frame models Z6 and Z7 and the FTZ adapter that allows for the use of Nikon F-mount lenses on the new mirrorless Z-mount. The firmware is available for the following lenses: SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon The new firmware can be installed using Tamron's optional TAP-in Console. Alternatively lenses can be sent in to Tamron for the technical service to apply the update. In the US you can call Tamron USA’s service department at 1-800-827-8880 for more information. In other regions you should contact your local distributor. An an up-do-date list of available firmware versions can be found on the Tamron support website. If your Tamron lens has not been updated for Nikon Z compatibility yet, keep an eye on this page as new updates will be […]

  • Finding and Capitalizing on Current and Future Trends With Your Photography
    by Michael DeStefano on November 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Photography trends and the demand for types of images are ever evolving. Staying up to date on current trends and looking to the future is a great way to stay relevant. [More... […]

  • Racecar Goes Airborne and Slams Into Photographers’ Box
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    There was a terrifying crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday. 17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch crashed, went airborne, and slammed directly into a photographers’ box. And it was all caught on camera. The video above and the two below show the 168mph (270km/h) wreck from different angles. Terrifying! A crash in the […]

  • Iconic Kansas City Spots Are Banning Photogs Due to ‘Bad Apples’
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on November 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Iconic spots in Kansas City, Missouri, are banning photographers from their property due to photo shoots getting out of control. Professional photographers argue the trouble is being caused by “a few bad apples” that aren’t representative of the whole industry. In a new article and the 3-minute segment above, FOX 4 Kansas City reports that […]

  • RAW Power 2.0 for Mac and iOS launched with batch editing, new adjustment tools, Dark Mode
    on November 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    A year ago, Nik Bhatt, founder of Gentlemen Coders and a former lead developer for Apple's Aperture and iPhoto team, released RAW Power, an iOS-based Raw photo editor. Today, a year after its initial launch, RAW Power 2.0 has been released and with it comes updated adjustment tools, batch editing, and more. RAW Power for Mac 2.0 RAW Power for Mac 2.0 operates as both a standalone app, as well as an extension for Apple Photos. The updated version brings new adjustment tools including chromatic aberration correction, perspective correction, a black and white mode, a vignette tool, and a new enhance module. Batch processing has also been adding. Now, users can apply filters and adjustments in bulk and copy edits from one photo to another. A new custom naming tool has been added for better organization upon exporting photos. RAW Power for Mac 2.0 has also received a few UI tweaks. It now includes a full file browser, multiple window and tab support, a thumbnail grid view, Quick Look […]

  • Canon said to have scrapped at least one DSLR in development [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on November 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    We’re told that Canon has scrapped development of at least one DSLR in favour of a mirrorless option. We weren’t told which potential DSLR has Read more... […]

  • Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro Compared
    on November 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    We compare the leading smartphones portrait modes to see which is the best, and how they compare to using a mirrorless camera. […]

  • Photos of Golden Autumn in the Netherlands
    by Albert Dros on November 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    This autumn has been exceptionally beautiful in the Netherlands. Because of the interesting climate earlier this year with the extreme droughts we experienced, the trees are extremely colorful during the autumn period of this year. Trees that normally wouldn’t even turn yellow or reddish are now beautifully gold. The end of this year’s autumn is […]

  • RAW Power 2 launches, offering full file browsing and powerful raw editing on macOS and iOS
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Last year, I reviewed RAW Power, a raw photo editor which leverages the power of Apple's raw image engine. The software is available for macOS and iOS devices and it does a great job of allowing flexible, non-destructive editing of individual images on both platforms. However, users wanted more. Specifically, they wanted a full file browser. Enter, RAW Power 2, which includes a full file browser. In a recent live demo with the developer, Nik Bhatt, who used to lead Apple's Aperture team, he showed off the revised software,... (read more) […]

  • Canon EOS R review
    on November 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    79%Overall scoreJump to conclusion The Canon EOS R is the first full frame mirrorless camera to use the new RF mount. It's built around the same 30 megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor as 2016's EOS 5D Mark IV but is designed for a new series of RF lenses. Canon says the shorter RF lens mount will allow them to design better or smaller lenses than they can for the existing EF mount. With the EOS R, you are, in essence, getting image and video quality from the 5D Mark IV at around the price point of the 6D Mark II with a healthy dose of control philosophy from both of those cameras as well as the EOS M series. Unfortunately, while it's capable of great image quality, handling and ergonomics are a mixed bag and the EOS R's video capabilities lag behind the competition considerably. Key Specifications: 30MP full frame sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus 3.69M dot OLED viewfinder Fully articulated rear LCD Autofocus rated down to -6EV (with F1.2 lens) Up to 8 fps shooting (5 fps with continuous […]

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2.7L Turbo first drive review: A better base offering - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on November 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Silverado’s new turbo four will make you forget about the V6. […]

  • (SR4) Sony A7sIII has new stacked sensor and will be on market by early 2019
    by SonyAlpha Admin on November 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Small update on the Sony A7sIII camera. A long time Asian source sent me this: The development of α7sⅢ has been postponed because of heat issue (SAR note: That’s why it’s not coming in 2018). α7sⅢ will have stacked CMOS sensor but the sensor is different to α9’s. α7sⅢ will be sold in 2019’s early. […] The post (SR4) Sony A7sIII has new stacked sensor and will be on market by early 2019 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Google Pixel 3 Review
    on November 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The brand new Google Pixel 3 smartphone offers photographers a 12 megapixel sensor, 5.5-inch FHD+ screen, wide-angle selfies, Portrait Mode, and the clever Night Sight mode for low-light hand-held shooting. Read our in-depth Google Pixel 3 review to find out just what it's capable of... […]

  • Ep. 304: Nikon Drinks Its Own Kool-Aid – and more
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/mikejames/">Sharky James</a> on November 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

     Episode 304 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: YouTuber and portrait photographer, Keydrin Franklin In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show Opener: […]

  • Black Friday Deal: Lowest Ever Price on Panasonic GH5!
    on November 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Amazon are now selling the Panasonic Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera for less than $1500, the lowest price that we've ever seen. We commented in our 5-star GH5 review: "...there are currently no other hybrid video/still cameras on the market that deliver as many features and as much quality at the same price-point as the new Panasonic GH5." You can get the special Black Friday price of $1498 for the Panasonic GH5 here. […]

  • Black Friday Deal: Sony A7 II and Kit Lens for $998!
    on November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Amazon are now selling the last-generation Sony Alpha A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera, with a kit lens, for less than $1000. We commented in our 5-star A7 II review: "The Sony A7 II is the best all-round A7-series camera yet, offering significantly improved ergonomics and customisability, more video options, faster autofocusing and startup times, better build quality and the headline-grabbing and very effective 5-axis image stabilisation system." You can get the special Black Friday price of $998 for the Sony A7 II here. […]

  • Black Friday Deal: Sony A9 for $3498!
    on November 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Amazon have knocked a whopping $1000 off the price of the flagship Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless camera. We commented in our 5-star A9 review: "...the Sony A9's sheer speed makes it a serious rival to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon D5, two well-established cameras that have long dominated the sports/action segment of the professional market. The fact that the A9 out-performs both of those cameras in certain ways is testament to how far Sony have come in a very short space of time." You can get the special Black Friday price of $3498 for the Sony A9 here. […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #497
    by [NR] admin on November 19, 2018 at 3:20 am

    → The IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone lens is now $100 off. → Medium One Optical SPEEDMASTER Series 135mm f/1.4 lens price and specifications announced (available also for Nikon F-mount). → The price of the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be 190,000 yen (excluding tax) in Japan and £1349.99 (including VAT) in the UK (or […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #497 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #130 Nikon D5200 announcement on November 6th Weekly Nikon news flash #468 […]

  • SLASHED! The Sony A9 – Now $1000 OFF!
    by Steve Huff on November 19, 2018 at 12:16 am

    SLASHED! THE SONY A9 – NOW $1000 OFF! Hey all, just in time for the fast approaching Holidays, Sony has SLASHED the price of their top dog, their fast as lighting A9. If you are [... […]

  • Are You Offended When You Are Advertised Products and Services in Free Photography or Video Educational Material?
    by Tihomir Lazarov on November 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    You find priceless photography or filmmaking knowledge in online material. You start digesting it, but together with the precious free information, the author mentions a product or a service, which they obviously try to sell you. Do you feel you have been tricked? [More... […]

  • Fstoppers Interviews Fine Art Photographer Gabriel Isak
    by Mike O'Leary on November 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Gabriel Isak’s evocative fine art photography is simple and clean in its style, yet it draws the viewer inward, precipitating a contemplative mood with bold surrealist imagery and cool color tones. Fstoppers had the opportunity to interview the artist recently. Delve deeper into his work here. [More... […]

  • Zhiyun-Tech adds zoom, smartphone control on its new Crane 3 Lab gimbal
    on November 18, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Gimbal manufacturer Zhiyun-Tech has introduced zoom control as well as focus control for its new flagship model, the Crane 3 Lab. The new model, which is now ready to ship this month, will allow also feature a transmission system that will send full HD footage from the camera to a smartphone or tablet for more convenient monitoring of the footage as it is recorded. The company has redesigned the grip of the gimbal with a second handle that extends from the rear of the device that makes working in the underslung position, and the process of getting there from the ‘normal’ upright position, much smoother. The second handle has an updated control panel for accessing menus as well as for controlling the gimbal and some of the features of the camera in use. The panel has an improved LED screen and the grip more buttons and physical control points so users don’t need to access the menu so often. A bracket has been added to the main stem of the gimbal that is designed to […]

  • First wave of Black Friday deals
    by [NR] admin on November 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Here is the first wave of Black Friday deals:   For more Black Friday deals, follow @PhotogDeals on Facebook or Twitter The post First wave of Black Friday deals appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Here are the leaked 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals First wave of Nikon Black Friday deals 2018 Black Friday Sigma lens deals announced […]

  • What Will Your Imagery Miss the Most From Spring, Summer, and Fall?
    by Evan Kane on November 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    As fall draws to a close and we head into the colder winter months, the scenery around us shifts for the season. If there is something that you'll miss the most from the warmer weather, what would it be? [More... […]

  • "I wish it weren't a Republican versus Democrat thing": Wildfire photographer Stuart Palley on climate change and California's devastating blazes
    on November 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Stuart Palley is a freelance photographer who specializes in covering wildfires in his home state of California. His six-year 'Terra Flamma' project includes images drawn from Stuart's experience at 45 major fires, including some of the most devastating in California state history. When I spoke to Stuart he had just returned from the scene of the Woolsey fire. Stuart spoke to me on the phone from his truck, on his way back from getting one of his rear doors fixed. The door was bent on its hinges after being caught by the 60mph winds that fed the Woolsey fire as it devastated Malibu and neighboring communities. Despite spending much of his career in one of the most hazardous environments imaginable, the repair bill for the truck door is the first major misfortune to befall Stuart in his wildfire work. That and a broken pair of reading glasses. But it's not just luck that's kept him safe, as he explained. The following interview has been edited for clarity and flow. Find more of […]

  • SOLD Canon RF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
    by Steve Huff on November 17, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    SOLD Canon RF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM This has been sold! Hey guys! Still shooting and enjoying my EOS-R for mostly video, vlogging and the occasional photo but I realized I am not using [... […]

  • Sample gallery Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 USM L
    on November 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm

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

  • Interview and Behind the Scenes on a BBC Videographer's Personal Project
    by Mads Peter Iversen on November 17, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Have you ever gone to the top of a mountain covered by a glacier during the night to fly a drone? That is just one of the personal projects by Ozzo Photography. Here, you can read an interview and see how the fantastic experience turned out. [More... […]

  • Tailwind iQ3 Smart Automatic Garage Controller review: Garage door automation made easy - CNET
    by Molly Price on November 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Let your garage door greet you at the end of the day with Tailwind's seamless auto opening and closing skills. […]

  • My First Digital Camera Had a Practical Feature Missing Everywhere Today
    by Michael B. Stuart on November 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    We have all made the classic gaffe of remembering everything except the crucial memory card. With flash storage cheaper than ever and features being pushed to the max, why have we not seen internal memory added to cameras? [More... […]

  • Should You Put Your Camera Away?
    by Mike Smith on November 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Thomas Stewart made headlines back in 2015 when he posted a rant about wedding guests and their mobile phones. Fast forward 3 years and things don't seem to be getting any better. So should we put the cameras away? [More... […]

  • Prairie Wind 16K HDR video was created using two Canon EOS 5DS cameras
    on November 17, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Cinematographer Martin Lisius has detailed the creation of a 16K 15,985 x 5792 pixels HDR video titled "Prairie Wind." The video was published on Vimeo, though the online version of the video is limited to 8K. According to Lisius, the project involved two Canon EOS 5DS cameras with Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art lenses and a custom-built calibrated mount. "Prairie Wind" showcases weather over America's Great Plains, according Lisius, who explains in the video description, "I’m fortunate to have grown up on the Great Plains of America where I can touch the sky often. A storm there can transform you ... Finding new ways to convey this experience to others is important to me." The project involved four months of shooting footage across six Great Plains states and another three months of processing. Lisius estimates "Prairie Wind" contains around 6,100 16K images that were stitched using an 8-core Mac Pro workstation. "Making this short film taught me Jedi-like patience," Lisius said. Full […]

  • Are DSLR Cameras Already Dead?
    by Pedro Quintela on November 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Currently, one of the most discussed topics in our photographic community is if DSLR cameras are already dead. The Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras were indisputably the preferred ones until the mirrorless cameras step ahead into the game and showed how good they could be. [More... […]

  • DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 review
    on November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Nikon Z7 is the company's first full frame mirrorless camera, and one that presented Nikon with a stiff challenge: how to build a mirrorless camera that could measure up to its own DSLRs and deliver a familiar experience to Nikon users. Chris and Jordan have used the camera for the past couple of months and tell us whether they think Nikon succeeded. Editor's note: In order to fully cover the Z7's new video capabilities, we will be publishing a separate video focused entirely on the camera's video features and performance. Also, make sure to read our in-depth review of the Nikon Z7. Click links below to jump to a specific topic: Intro Handling Z-Mount Battery Life Dynamic Range Stabilization Nathan Elson Introduction Studio Performance Continuous AF Performance Nathan Elson's Impressions Chris' Conclusions Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! […]

  • 2019 VW Beetle Final Edition first drive review: Bye-bye, Bug - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on November 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Saying goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle by testing the Final Edition model in Mexico. […]

  • Black Friday: Save on Sigma Art and Contemporary series lenses
    by Canon Rumors on November 17, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Sigma has announced their Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. You can get up to $150 off select Sigma lenses until November 29, 2018. All Read more... […]

  • Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: The MacBook Air reboots as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on November 17, 2018 at 3:39 am

    This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding a couple of its own. […]

  • Elevating the Boudoir Industry With Competition [NSFW]
    by Jennifer Tallerico on November 17, 2018 at 1:04 am

    As in any industry, it is important to push yourself for healthy competition. Entering photography contests or competitions can really push you creatively. Recently in a contest for a photography forum, an artist caught the eyes of many of his peers.  [More... […]

  • Friday Feature: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest entries
    on November 16, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    2018 National Geographic Photo Contest (Week 1 and 2 entries) Photo and Caption by Brian Hammonds / National Geographic Photo Contest CLIMBERS OVER SEOUL Rock climbers can be seen from Bukhansan's Peak outside of Seoul, South Korea. The size of the South Korean mega-city is hard to imagine without visiting. National Geographic has shared the first collection of entries from its 2018 photography contest. The photographs, which fall under the categories of 'wildlife, people, and places' showcase beautiful scenes and subjects from all over the world. To see more editor-selected entries, head over to National Geographic's website. 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest (Week 1 and 2 entries) Photo and Caption by Eduard Gutescu / National Geographic Photo Contest THE SHEPHERD FROM TRANSYLVANIA On the Carpathian mountains in the region of Bran village i found this authentic shepherd. His name is Nea DAN. It was a real joy to listen to his life story as a shepherd . 2018 National […]

  • Put Down Your Camera and Improve Your Photography
    by Douglas Turney on November 16, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    We have all heard it before: shoot more, do a 365-day challenge, or attend a workshop. This advice is fine, and it can improve your photographs, but how about putting your camera away to improve your photography? [More... […]

  • Lessons Learned as a Professional Photographer: Part I
    by Brian Matiash on November 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve always subscribed to the practice of “paying it forward” however you can, and this article is my way of doing so for the intrepid photographers out there fixin’ to fashion a career in this space. [More... […]

  • Rhino Arc II 4-axis robotic camera system supports 15lb camera payloads
    on November 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Rhino has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Rhino Arc II, a "robotic camera assistant" designed to replace a fluid head. The Arc II features a 4-axis motorized head with support for both tripods and the Rhino Slider, as well as up to 6.8kg/15lbs of camera equipment. Users have both joystick and mobile control options. Rhino Arc II supports LightLapse, Interview, Keyframe, and Rack modes for smooth camera movements in a variety of filming scenarios. The robotic assistant supports Rhino Focus and the High Torque & High Speed Motor as optional tools for expanded capabilities. The system is also backwards compatible with the Rhino EVO Motor and Slider EVO. When used with an optional Rhino Power dummy battery, Arc II offers integrated power output for mirrorless and DSRL cameras. Other features include an integrated 501 plate receiver, an OLED screen, and a pan motor for motorized mounting. Rhino is offering the Arc II to Kickstarter backers who pledge at least $960 USD, a […]

  • Seven Reasons Why I Like Natural Light Portraits More Than Flash
    by Evan Kane on November 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Every coin has two sides, and today, we're going to take a look at the natural light side of the lighting conversation. Here are seven different reasons why I think that natural lighting for portraits is pretty damn rad when compared with using flash. [More... […]

  • Overcoming the Fear of Failure in Photography
    by Christopher Malcolm on November 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Photography is a challenging career. So, what pulls us through when it all gets so overwhelming? [More... […]

  • A Quick Look at Surf Photographer Ben Thouard's New Book: 'Surface'
    by Joanna Lentini on November 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Sometimes, it can feel really daunting to try to create original images like no one has ever seen before. With social media oversaturated with photography, it often seems like we have captured it all. So, when I came across surf photographer Ben Thouard’s tropical landscape images captured through the back of a breaking wave, I was a little jealous, but more so inspired and hopeful.  [More... […]

  • Skylum partners with EyeEm to launch global photography scholarship
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Software company Skylum and mobile image sharing community EyeEm have teamed up and launched a global photography scholarship that is open to anyone interested in photography. Skylum Software will be supporting 10 artists on the EyeEm platform with $10,000 to help them focus on their photography. In addition the selected photographers will be able to create editing presets for the Skylum Luminar software. The presets will be available to purchase on the Luminar marketplace as part of a special collection. Revenue from preset sales will be shared 1/3 with the artists. Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko said: “Our focus has always been to provide artists with the best photo enhancement tools, and collaborating with a creative community like EyeEm to empower next generation of creatives is just a natural fit”. If you want to apply for the scholarship you'll need an EyeEm acccount, have an impressive portfolio, and convince the decision makers that your work is standing out. Submissions […]

  • The Realme 2 is a surprisingly good $120 phone - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Though you'll have to settle for a low-resolution display, you do get dual cameras and a big 4,230-mAh battery. […]

  • Acer Spin 3 (2018) review: Acer’s 2-in-1 has a great screen but not much else - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on November 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    With so many solid $500 convertibles available, the Acer Spin 3 comes up short in battery life and performance. […]

  • Discovering Fake Dubai: A Road That Led to Nowhere
    by Ty Poland on November 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    After reading an article from a fellow Fstoppers writer on following the herd, I realized the power one person actually has when it comes to sharing a photo. Here is my story on discovering a location that doesn’t exist. [More... […]

  • Photojournalist Jürgen Schadeberg Receives the 2018 Leica Hall of Fame Award
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    With a stunning collection of lifeworks spanning more than seventy years, including his world-famous photo of Nelson Mandela looking through the bars of his former prison cell, Jürgen Schadeberg is the latest photographer to receive the Leica Hall of Fame Award. […]

  • 2018 Nissan Kicks review: Kickin' it quirky - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on November 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    The subcompact Nissan Kicks mixes youthful style with real-world functionality. […]

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback review: The best it’s ever been - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on November 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    With good looks, driving demeanor and tech, the Corolla Hatchback eschews the model’s stereotypical blandness. […]

  • Nikon Z6 now in stock
    by [NR] admin on November 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    The Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera is now shipping and is currently in stock at several retailers in various kit combinations - check the links below for additional information: US: Adorama B&H Photo Amazon US UK: Amazon UK WEX UK Park Camera UK EU: Amazon DE Amazon FR Calumet DE Foto Hans Keuzekamp The post Nikon Z6 now in stock appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon D7500 camera body now in stock It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses now shipping (UPDATED) […]

  • Tamron to release firmware updates to make lenses compatible with Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera
    by [NR] admin on November 16, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Tamron announced new software updates that will make three of their lenses compatible the Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera (see previous report): Notice of Firmware Update for Tamron Lens compatibility with Nikon Z7 and FTZ adapter We would like to announce that new firmware versions are now available for the following three Tamron […] The post Tamron to release firmware updates to make lenses compatible with Nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon Z7 camera appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Some Tamron Di/Di II lenses will not work properly with the Nikon Z7, Tokina is still testing their lenses Most Tokina lenses are compatible with the Nikon Z7 camera (with a few exceptions) Another PDAF compatible Nikon F/Sony E mount AF lens adapter in development […]

  • iPhone X bug lets hackers steal deleted photos
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    If you have any particularly embarrassing or otherwise compromising photos on your iPhone you might want to think twice about how to keep them from being discovered by someone else. Simply deleting them might not be enough. A vulnerability allowing hackers to access deleted photos and other files on the iPhone X was discovered by two researchers this week at the Pwn2Own hacking contest for finding iOS and Android bugs. Richard Zhu and Amat Cama demoed the issue by connecting the iPhone X with iOS 12.1 to a malicious Wi-Fi network and exploiting a vulnerability in a so-called just-in-time (JIT) compiler which is designed to help iPhones to perform certain tasks faster. The couple could then retrieve a photo from the Photo app's Recently Deleted album where images are stored for 30 days after you delete them from the camera roll. This feature allows users to recover deleted photos should they have a change of mind. Through the same method other files processed by the JIT […]

  • Learn How to be a Street Photographer with Magnum Photos
    on November 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Magnum Photos are launching their first ever online photography education course, called The Art of Street Photography. Seven world-class photographers - Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Richard Kalvar, Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael and Mark Power - plus industry leaders have contributed to ten engaging, in-depth, on demand video lessons. […]

  • Patent: Superzoom lenses for EF and RF mounts
    by Canon Rumors on November 16, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Japan Patent Application 2018-180203 shows off some optical formulas for superzooms with both EF and RF mounts. EF mount optical formulas included in this patent: EF Read more... […]

  • Updated list of unreleased Canon gear
    by Canon Rumors on November 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Nokishita has released the latest list of unreleased Canon gear that we can expect to be announced in the first half of 2019. We’ve done Read more... […]

  • Nikon D3500 sample gallery
    on November 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Nikon's D3500 DSLR is one of the best camera bargains out there, with a list price of $500 including a lens (and it will be even less on Black Friday). While it doesn't have Nikon's latest and greatest technology, this compact DSLR has a reliable 24MP sensor that produces impressive-looking photos. See how it captured tropical Kauai and chilly Seattle in our sample gallery. See our Nikon D3500 sample gallery […]

  • iClever Smart Outdoor Outlet review: Two smart outlets in one affordable plug - CNET
    by Molly Price on November 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    This outdoor smart plug works with Google Assistant along with Amazon Alexa and includes two outlets you can control independently. […]

  • ​Zhiyun CRANE 3 LAB DSLR Gimbal
    on November 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Zhiyun, the world’s leading gimbal manufacturer, is pleased to announce the all-new CRANE 3 LAB gimbal for professional DSLR and cinema-grade cameras.The CRANE 3 LAB will be available for preorder at major photo retailers including B&H for $899. […]

  • Wacom Cintiq Pro 32
    on November 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Tthe new Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 is the latest and largest addition to the extensive Cintiq Pro range of professional pen displays. The Cintiq Pro 32 pen display is available in the Wacom e-store and select retailers across Europe from with prices starting from £3149. […]

  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Price Announced
    on November 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The retail price of the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be £1349.99 including VAT in the UK. SIGMA SA and Canon EF mount will be available in December and Nikon F mount will follow in early 2019. […]

  • Test the New Irix 150mm Macro Lens
    on November 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Irix is inviting all photo enthusiasts to take part in a competition and become Irix 150mm lens testers. Entries close at the end of the 22nd November. […]

  • 2018 Black Friday Sigma lens deals announced
    by [NR] admin on November 16, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Today Sigma announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale - for a limited time, you can save up to $150 on selected Sigma lenses. The promo deals will be available for only two weeks from Thursday, November 15th through Thursday, November 29th, 2018. What’s on sale: Sigma Prime Art Lenses 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art - […] The post 2018 Black Friday Sigma lens deals announced appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The 2017 Black Friday Nikon deals are now live Official Nikon Black Friday deals Nikon 2017 Black Friday deals leaked […]

  • Google Pixel 3 review: The best Android phone of 2018 - CNET
    by Lynn La on November 16, 2018 at 1:11 am

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

  • Google Pixel 3 XL review: Everything we love about the Pixel 3 on a bigger screen - CNET
    by Lynn La on November 16, 2018 at 1:10 am

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

  • Nikon Z6 additional coverage
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    The Nikon Z6 coverage continues: → Nikon Z6 first look by B&H Photo. → Nikon Z6 review at Amateur Photographer: "With the Z 6, Nikon has made its best general purpose, full frame camera ever. When I reviewed the Sony A7 III earlier this year, I didn’t think any camera would be able to get close to […] The post Nikon Z6 additional coverage appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Additional Nikon Z6 coverage Nikon Z additional coverage Nikon Z7 reviews and additional coverag […]

  • 50 Photographers Across 50 States Capture Portraits for Merrell's One Trail Campaign
    by Mike Wilkinson on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Merrell, an outdoor footwear brand, wanted a photography concept that would celebrate diversity on trails, but in a way that felt genuine and reflected reality. While outdoor brands usually look towards more of a traditional commercial photography approach, Tim Kemple had something else in mind to achieve their goals. [More... […]

  • Lighting Isn't Everything: Three Things to Consider When Making Your Next Image
    by Carlton Canary on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Most people do not understand lighting, frequency separation, or color grading. Here are some things to consider to make your next image even more engaging. [More... […]

  • A Response to the Upgradeitis Post, in photos! By Tom Morgan
    by Steve Huff on November 15, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    A Response to the Upgradeitis Post, in photos! By Tom Morgan – See his Flickr page HERE Hi Steve, After reading your post on 14 November regarding Upgradeitis of camera gear it prompted me to [... […]

  • Nikon issues new firmware update for the Nikon Z7
    on November 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon Z7. Firmware version 1.02 is now available and brings a couple of fixes for Nikon's flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, including a flickering issue, an ISO selection problem, and an occasional crash that could occur when displaying certain Raw files. Below is the full changelog of changes made in firmware version 1.02 for the Nikon Z7: Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her eye from the viewfinder before starting playback. Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i to crash when displaying NEF (RAW) pictures taken with the following options selected for HDR (high dynamic range) in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU: HDR mode: On (series) or On (single photo) Save individual images (NEF): On Fixed an issue that allowed the camera to exceed the […]

  • How to Protect Your Cameras From Winter Weather on the Cheap
    by Wasim Ahmad on November 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Winter is almost upon us, and that also means the opportunity for beautiful photos of falling snow is about to happen. [More... […]

  • Razer Phone 2 review: A powerful gaming phone with a dash of flagship panache - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on November 15, 2018 at 7:54 pm

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

  • 500px Home Feed redesigned to increase photographers' exposure
    on November 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    500px has launched a redesigned Home Feed that was inspired by photobooks, according to the company. The new 500px Home Feed is designed to increase photographers' exposure and enable them to browse more images without navigating away from the feed. 500px says machine learning powers a new recommendation system to help surface content. 500px explained in a blog post that its new recommendation system will help increase photographers' visibility on the platform by more evenly distributing exposure. Users will see a greater variety of content on the new Home Feed, as well. Photo pages have been redesigned to make details, Pulse, views and other info readily accessible without being distracting. Photos are prominently displayed at the top of the page on a dark background for minimized distractions. The changes apply to both desktop and mobile, the latter of which now supports the ability to view and publish Galleries. The redesign also enables users to add images to existing Galleries […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the WANDRD HEXAD 45L Duffel Bag
    by Andy Day on November 15, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    In every photographer’s ongoing search for the perfect bag, until recently it seemed there was a gaping hole: a 45-liter bag suitable as hand luggage on short-haul flights, offering the possibility to combine camera gear with a few days’ worth of clothes. The HEXAD Access Duffel from WANDRD fills that gap and does an incredibly good job of it. [More... […]

  • Roku TV Wireless Speakers now shipping, $50 off Black Friday deal - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on November 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Roku's $200 wireless speakers promise simple connection to your Roku TV and offer serious competition to sound bars at the price. […]

  • We take a look at the Nikon Z6’s video quality (hint: it looks really good!)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    See our Nikon Z6 Video Quality First Impressions Last week we had the opportunity to shoot with the new Nikon Z6 for the first time, and aside from a huge gallery of sample images you can peruse, we also captured a lot of video with the camera. Nikon is positioning the Z6 as a more well-rounded camera that is easier for those new to mirrorless to get into, and that meant beefing up the video recording capability of the camera. While the Z7 is more of a high-megapixel machine, the Z6 uses its smaller-res 24.5 megapixel... (read more) […]

  • Up to $150 Off Sigma Lenses
    on November 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Sigma has just announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale, featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses. […]

  • Nikon Z6 manual now available, ViewNX-i, Capture NX-D and other software updates released
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Nikon Z6 manual is now available online. Nikon also released several software updates: ViewNX-i Version 1.3.1 Added support for the Z 6. Added support for macOS version 10.14 (Mojave). Ended support for OS X 10.11. Nikon Message Center 2 (Mac) Version 2.3.1 Nikon Message Center 2 now requires macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra) or later. Picture Control […] The post Nikon Z6 manual now available, ViewNX-i, Capture NX-D and other software updates released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon released seven software updates Nikon ViewNX-i version 1.2.11 released Nikon Capture NX-D 1.2.1, ViewNX-i 1.0.1 and Picture Control Utility 2.1.1 released with support for the D810A camera […]

  • Honor and National Geographic Partner to Create Spectacular Night Photos with Honor 8X
    on November 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    For Honor’s "Brave The Night" series, world-renowned photographer Robbie Shone showcases how users can create breath-taking low-light photos with an Honor 8X smartphone. […]

  • Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: Improves an incomparable all-in-one - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on November 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    But the improvements should have gone further. […]

  • Microsoft Surface Headphones review: Microsoft Surface Headphones are almost great - CNET
    by David Carnoy on November 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Microsoft's premium noise-canceling headphones stack up pretty well against leading models from Bose and Sony, but could cost a little less. […]

  • DxO updates Nik Collection 2018 with better macOS, Adobe compatibility and fewer bugs
    on November 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    DxO has announced a new update to Nik Collection, the plugin suite it acquired from Google back in October 2017. Nik Collection version 1.1 is the second major update since DxO relaunched it back in June 2018 and puts an emphasis on adding more compatibility for the latest operating systems and Adobe applications. DxO says Nik Collection has been optimized for full compatibility with macOS Mojave as well as the 2019 versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. DxO has also fixed a few bugs hidden from the days Nik Collection was in the hands of Google, 'including problems with freezing when installing the macOS version of the software, block effects along the edges of the image, and compatibility issues with certain color profiles.' Nik Collection on macOS has also been updated to work with the Adobe Photoshop competitor Serif Affinity Photo. Nik Collection by DxO 2018 version 1.1 is available on the DxO website for €69/£59/$69. Users who […]

  • Nikon Z6 4K video footage outshines Z7, is similar to Sony a7 III
    on November 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    You can download our sample video right here. The Nikon Z6 is a supremely capable video camera that comes with a 24MP full-frame sensor and captures oversampled 4K footage with no crop. It can also shoot 1080/120p footage for slow motion clips. The above sample footage was all shot hand-held with in-body IS turned on using the Auto AF area mode and Fulltime autofocus (AF-F). Clips were recorded in-camera using Nikon's Flat Picture profile. While not quite as workable as 10-bit N-log footage available over HDMI, a little time spent tweaking Flat Picture footage can lead to very nice results. This footage was edited in Final Cut 10.4. Video still Below please find our video still for comparing the Z6's various video modes to those of its peers, including its most direct competitor, the Sony a7 III. 4K The Z6 and a7 III are taking different approaches to their oversampled 4K output with the Sony doing a better job capturing fine detail. The Z6 on the other hand looks to be using […]

  • Emerson Sensi Touch review: Sensi's smart touchscreen thermostat is oh so easy to use - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on November 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Emerson's touchscreen Sensi smart thermostat is easy to adjust and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. […]

  • Lux Kono review: Kono Smart Thermostat looks luxe, is hard to adjust - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on November 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Lux's Kono is easier to control from the app or with voice commands than from the thermostat itself. […]

  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports coming December 14, 2018
    by Canon Rumors on November 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Back in September, Sigma announced the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports along with four other new Global Vision lenses. The shipping dates of the Read more... […]

  • Sony Alpha A9 Version 4.00 Firmware Update
    on November 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Sony has released a firmware update, Version 4.00, for the Alpha A9 camera that allows photographers to transfer images to FTP servers during record and playback operations. This enhanced functionality allows professional photographers to share their output with news desks instantly. […]

  • Nikon Z 7 V1.02 Firmware Update
    on November 15, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Nikon have released a new firmware update, version 1.02, for the Z 7 mirrorless camera.Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her eye from the viewfinder before starting playback. • Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i to crash when displaying NEF (RAW) pictures taken with the following options selected for HDR (high dynamic range) in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU:- HDR mode: On (series) or On (single photo) - Save individual images (NEF): On • Fixed an issue that allowed the camera to exceed the value chosen for ISO sensitivity settings > Maximum sensitivity in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU if it was from ISO 200 to 20,000 and On was selected for MOVIE SHOOTING MENU > Electronic VR. • Updated some help displays. […]

  • Lens filters – how to use them properly
    by Amateur Photographer on November 15, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Filters are a failsafe way of getting great landscape and travel shots in-camera. James Abbott shares some essential filter tips for perfect exposures every timeFilters are a failsafe way of getting great landscape and travel shots in-camera. James Abbott shares some essential filter tips for perfect exposures every tim […]

  • Master the essential tools in Photoshop Elements
    by Amateur Photographer on November 15, 2018 at 10:19 am

    James Paterson explains the key commands and tools in Adobe’s beginner-friendly image editor and reveals how to make natural-looking composite photos with easeJames Paterson explains the key commands and tools in Adobe’s beginner-friendly image editor and reveals how to make natural-looking composite photos with eas […]

  • 2019 Genesis G70 review: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweeter - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Genesis' new sport sedan shares its roots with the Kia Stinger GT -- and I like this version more. […]

  • Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1
    on November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    DxO has announced the immediate release of Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1, DxO's second update to the creative plugin suite designed for photographers and graphic artists. This version is completely compatible with macOS Mojave and the 2019 versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1 can now be downloaded from the DxO website for €69 / £59 / $69. Users who purchased Nik Collection by DxO after June 2018 may update their software for free. […]

  • Nikon Z7 firmware update version 1.02 released
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Nikon released firmware update version 1.02 for the Z7 mirrorless camera. Here is the list of changes: Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her […] The post Nikon Z7 firmware update version 1.02 released appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Z7 firmware update version 1.01 released New Nikon D4s firmware update C 1.20 released Nikon D810 firmware update version C 1.10 released […]

  • Reminder: Google Trends and Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Reminder - Google Trends and Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything: Google Trends: Sony a7r3 vs. Nikon D850 Debunking fake news again: Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything The post Reminder: Google Trends and Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Debunking fake news again: Amazon’s sales rankings don’t mean anything Google Trends: Sony a7r3 vs. Nikon D850 The 2018 BCN camera rankings are out (Nikon sales in Japan: cameras up, lenses down) […]

  • Sigma 28mm f/1.4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses pricing and availability
    by [NR] admin on November 15, 2018 at 2:51 am

    I received a tip that the new Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART full-frame DSLR lens will be priced around €1,250 or approx. $1,400 (see this EU listing). The official release date should be around December-January. For comparison, the Nikon 28mm f/1.4 version is priced at $1,996.95. Nokishita reports that the new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS […] The post Sigma 28mm f/1.4 and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses pricing and availability appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:4 new Sigma lenses for Nikon F-mount leaked online: 28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 Specifications of the upcoming Sigma lenses (28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3) Pricing for new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lenses announced […]

  • Fujifilm announces new firmware for GFX 50S, X-T3, and X-H1
    on November 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Fujifilm has announced the impending arrival of new firmware updates for its GFX 50S, X-T3, and X-H1 mirrorless cameras. The updates bring improved in-body image stabilization on the X-H1, 4K HDR and F-Log video for the X-T3, and a new 35mm format mode for the GFX 50S. GFX 50S The new firmware for the Fujifilm GFX 50S, version 3.30, is due out by the end of November 2018. Fujifilm says the update adds support for a new 35mm Format Mode when using GF- and H-mount adapters, which crops the center of the sensor to a size of 36mm x 24mm, a makes for a 30.5-megapixel image. The update also improves upon the eye-sensor responsiveness, adds simultaneous deletion of Raw and JPEG files, and supports color adjustments for the EVF and LCD displays. X-T3 The new firmware for the Fujifilm X-T3 is version 2.00. Set to be released in December 2018, the firmware update brings 4K HDR recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). HLG footage should simplify the capture of HDR content and should improve […]

  • The Voigtlander 50 f/1.2 M Mount IS BACK IN STOCK!
    by Steve Huff on November 14, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    The Voigtlander 50 f/1.2 M Mount IS BACK IN STOCK! Cameraquest has just received stock of the uber hot Voigtlander 50 1.2 M Mount Lens. I still have one here and am still evaluating it [... […]

  • The predicted first half of 2019 Canon product announcement roadmap
    by Canon Rumors on November 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The rumor mill has slowed considerably since the launch of the EOS R system, which was to be expected. There are no more Canon cameras or Read more... […]

  • Nikon USA announces Nikon Z6 shipment date and holiday promotions
    by [NR] admin on November 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Today Nikon USA issued an official press release for what I already reported here last week - the Nikon Z6 camera will start shipping this Friday, November 16th. Nikon Z6 pre-order links: Adorama | B&H | Amazon. As a part of the same press releases, Nikon USA also announced their holiday promotions that are a combination of the Nikkor lens-only […] The post Nikon USA announces Nikon Z6 shipment date and holiday promotions appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon extended their holiday rebates/promotions Nikon Canada offers special holiday instant savings on the Nikon D40, D60, D300 and Nikon D700 Nikon MB-D17 battery grip for D500 now on sale at Amazon US […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 available now: Faster workflow, improved raw processing and much more
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    ON1 has released their brand-new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 photo editing software. This subscription-free editor includes many new features, including a faster workflow, integrated layer support, AI-powered Lightroom migration tools and much more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The faster workflow comprises a unified workspace, with all modules combined into a single place. In addition to a faster workspace, there’s a new workflow for layers. Non-destructive layer editing can now be accessed... (read more) […]

  • Google Night Sight lets Pixel users see in the dark
    by Andy Westlake on November 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Hand-held low-light mode enables long exposures of up to six secondsGoogle's new Night Sight mode for its Pixel phones gives remarkably good results […]

  • The Nikon Z6 will be available this Friday for $1999 (so get in line!)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 14, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The Nikon Z6 will become available for purchase on Friday November 16 at a very competitive price of $1999 for the body-only. Though we are still testing this camera and formulating our thoughts on it, if you're curious what you can expect from it, we recently published a large gallery of images that you can download and inspect. Nikon is positioning the Z6 as extremely good value product, featuring a full frame 24.5-megapixel-BSI CMOS sensor, wide ISO sensitivity range of 100–51,200, 12fps continuous shooting at full resolution,... (read more) […]

  • Nik Collection by DxO 2018 updated to version 1.1, includes improved compatibility and stability
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In 2017, DxO announced that the French imaging solutions company had acquired the Nik Collection and all associated technologies from Google, who had long let the popular plug-in suite go largely ignored. For many photographers, the lack of updates to the Nik Collection from Google meant more compatibility and stability issues with each new release of Adobe software. When DxO acquired the Nik software, they not only promised to relaunch the Nik Collection, but they also promised updates to stability and performance. They met their... (read more) […]

  • Lume Cube AIR Portable Lighting Device
    on November 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Lume Cube AIR is the smallest, lightest, and most portable lighting device designed to help content creators capture better photo and video. With newly designed features, improved LED output, and multiple accessories included in every box, the latest solution is an affordable, all-in-one light that allows anyone hitting the “record” button to produce professional quality content on any device, from a smartphone to a professional DSLR camera. […]

  • Nikon Z 35mm f1.8S review
    by Thomas on November 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The Nikon Z 35mm f1.8 S is the first wide-angle prime lens for Nikon’s mirrorless Z-system. A popular focal length for street photography and general-use, it features an f1.8 focal ratio and fast and quiet focusing. Thomas compared it to several rivals for his in-depth review!… The post Nikon Z 35mm f1.8S review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • You probably do not need to Upgrade your Camera. A cure for your Upgradeitis.
    by Steve Huff on November 14, 2018 at 7:32 am

    You probably do not need to Upgrade your Camera. A cure for your Upgradeitis. By Steve Huff Eleven years ago when I started this website (out of pure passion within me) it was a very [... […]

  • Here are the leaked 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals
    by [NR] admin on November 14, 2018 at 3:39 am

    The upcoming 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals will be a combination of the current Nikkor lens-only rebates and the free Nikon battery grip offer (click for larger view): For more photography deals, follow @PhotogDeals on Facebook or Twitter The post Here are the leaked 2018 Nikon Black Friday deals appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:First wave of Black Friday deals Nikon 2017 Black Friday deals leaked Nikon 2016 Black Friday deals leaked onlin […]

  • Back with the Leica M10 by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on November 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Back with the Leica M10 by Dan Bar Hi Steve! So here I am with the M10 again + the 28 Elmarit. I left my M9M at home although i lately found myself shooting b/w more [... […]

  • The hard mix blend mode in Photoshop is worth a second look
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    If you’re experienced with Photoshop, you likely know that the software has many different kinds of blend modes, all producing different results and offering varied capabilities. However, even very advanced users often find several blend modes which fit into their workflow and rarely venture outside their favorites. As Blake Rudis of f64 Academy points out in his newest video, seen below, you may want to take a closer look at the hard mix blend mode. The hard mix blend mode, when applied as-is, is “trash,” says Rudis. However,... (read more) […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 – An All-New Photo Editing Experience Now Available
    by Canon Rumors on November 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Portland, OR – November 13, 2018 – ON1, Inc announces that ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all-new photo editing experience and a major upgrade to Read more... […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 released with Nikon D850 and Z7 support
    by [NR] admin on November 13, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    The new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is now officially released and has support for the latest Nikon cameras including the D850 and Z7 (the press release can be found here): Download the ON1 Photo RAW 2019 free trial here ON1 Photo RAW 2019 product page Screenshots: Full list of supported Nikon cameras: Nikon 1 AW1 […] The post ON1 Photo RAW 2019 released with Nikon D850 and Z7 support appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019: call for entries Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 Nikon NEF Codec 1.24.0 released with D750 support […]

  • ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is Now Available
    on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    ON1 Photo RAW 2019, an all-new photo editing experience and a major upgrade to ON1 Photo RAW, is now available. Notable new features include a new non-destructive workflow for layers, auto-alignment of layers, focus stacking, a new portrait tab, a new text tool, new digital asset management updates and more. ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is available today for $99.99. Previous owners of any ON1 product can upgrade for $79.99. A 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2019 is also available for download from the ON1 website. […]

  • Irene Rudnyk’s top 10 Photoshop tips and tricks for editing and retouching portraits
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk has a lot of excellent photography and photo editing tutorials on her YouTube channel. In addition to her varied skillset, she has also dialed in an efficient and effective portrait-editing workflow. As part of her workflow, there are certain edits she performs to many photographs in Photoshop. In the video below, she highlights her top 10 Photoshop tips and tricks for editing portraits. First up is her stretching technique. This technique allows you to change the aspect ratio of... (read more) […]

  • Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit
    on November 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Leica Camera has announced an attractive new kit for its Leica V-Lux camera. Along with the compact Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) camera, the kit includes a Bowery for Leica (Canvas, Field Tan) bag from the exclusive ‘ONA for Leica’ bag collection and an exquisite red Leica Rope Strap designed by COOPH. The robust ‘Bowery for Leica’ system bag is distinguished by its style and functionality while the elegant strap features elements in Italian leather. The Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit will be on sale beginning today at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $1,350. […]

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark III coming in late 2019, with possible 8K option [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on November 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    We’re being told that the next iteration of the C300 will be coming in late 2019. On an interesting note. We’re told that the EOS Read more... […]

  • Drobo 8D Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Solution
    on November 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Drobo 8D Direct Attached Storage (DAS) solution is the fastest Drobo yet with lightning speed Thunderbolt. The 8D can support volume sizes of up to 128TB with a total storage pool of 256TB. This is the largest capacity for a direct attached Drobo, and the 8D is compatible with the latest 14TB HDDs now available on the market. The Drobo 8D is available today at an MSRP of $1,299 USD. For a limited time, the 8D includes a free SSD when purchased through the US Drobo Store. […]

  • Picfair lets you set up personalised photo store
    by Geoff Harris on November 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Stock image specialist, Picfair, has announced a major addition to its Stores product, which allows any photographer to launch their own personalised store selling digital downloads and a range of high-quality printed products.The features, released as part of the new “Picfair Plus,” gives photographers the option to connect their Store to a …Continue reading » […]

  • Learning Adobe Lightroom CC: Comparing Lightroom CC’s features against Lightroom Classic
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Last year, Adobe introduced a new desktop photo editor, Lightroom CC, which is a simpler, more streamlined version of Lightroom. The original Lightroom has since been rebranded as Lightroom Classic CC. Compared to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC launched with pared-down features, although Adobe has been continually updating the software and adding more functionality. Nonetheless, Lightroom CC remains a bit less in-depth than Lightroom Classic CC, although for some users, Lightroom CC will feel easier to use and be a more... (read more) […]

  • How to Quickly and Easily Enhance Your Skies with the New AI Sky Enhancer Filter in Luminar
    on November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Learn how to use Luminar to enhance the skies in landscape and cityscape images. […]

  • Fujifilm Announces Firmware Updates for GFX 50S, X-T3 and X-H1 Cameras
    on November 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Fujifilm has just announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T3 and X-H1 mirrorless cameras. New functions include the improvement of in-body image stabilization performance for the X-H1, 4K HDR video recording and simultaneous output of Film Simulation / F-Log footage for the X-T3, and 35mm format mode for the GFX 50S. […]

  • Artini Photo Editor App for iPhone
    on November 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Artini App is a hybrid photo editor tool for iPhone users that creates impressive photo effects, transforming your photos into pieces of art. […]

  • Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock
    by [NR] admin on November 13, 2018 at 4:24 am

    The new Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full-frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount is now in stock at Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon. Additional coverage: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount released, US pricing announced Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens review Announced: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens for […] The post Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount now in stock appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens for Nikon F-mount released, US pricing announced More leaks: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount Announced: Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF full frame DSLR lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • How to whiten teeth and remove dark circles underneath eyes quickly and easily using Photoshop
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We’ve all seen portraits where the subject has teeth so white and bright that they look like they’re glowing. It’s unrealistic but also a little tricky to avoid if you aren’t being careful during retouching. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect has created a new video tutorial showing off the “best way to whiten teeth in Photoshop.” To get natural-looking, but whiter, teeth in Photoshop, the trick is to utilize a hue/saturation adjustment layer and target specific colors in the subject’s teeth. Check it out in the video below and follow... (read more) […]

  • Two Minute Tips: How to use a color checker to get accurate color in every shot
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    In last week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, we learned about using a gray card to nail your exposure, particularly in situations where a camera’s metering system can come up short. This week, Bergman is focused on color, specifically how to use a color checker to dial in accurate colors in any situation. In can be difficult to get accurate color, especially in situations with mixed lighting and with reflected light. Cameras do an amazing job with exposure and color balance, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make... (read more) […]

  • Making a splash: Tips for capturing stunning splash photos using the MIOPS Splash Kit
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    With the help of photographer and educator Jay P. Morgan and the team at The Slanted Lens, you can learn to capture beautiful splash photography photos using various lighting techniques and with the aid of the MIOPS Splash Kit. The splash kit is an all-in-one kit for creating consistently great water drop images. It allows you to customize the size and speed of water drops and can control both your camera and flash. It costs just under $100 USD and you can learn more by clicking here. In the video below, Morgan has the splash kit... (read more) […]

  • Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F Super Macro Wet Lens
    on November 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish, corals and textures. […]

  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Review
    on November 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is a tiny ultra-wide-angle lens for Fujifilm, Canon and Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras. Find out just what this small but mighty lens is capable of by reading our in-depth Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D review... […]

  • Lastolite HaloCompact Reflector and Diffuser
    on November 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Lastolite HaloCompact Reflector and Diffuser is a completely new, patent pending design concept that makes the everyday reflector and diffuser panel even more portable than ever. […]

  • Nikon believes to become #1 mirrorless manufacturer soon
    by [NR] admin on November 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    A quick recap of the Dpreview's interview with Nikon executives and engineers: Nikon believes that they can achieve the number one position quite soon. Since Nikon launched the Z6 and Z7, demand for the D850 has remained very robust and stable. Right now the mirrorless market share is around 40% but by 2020 and afterwards, […] The post Nikon believes to become #1 mirrorless manufacturer soon appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Dpreview believes Nikon 1 is no longer in development Official press release: Nikon develops the next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera Another interesting interview with a Nikon executive on the new Z mirrorless system […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #496
    by [NR] admin on November 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    → New price drop on 4 Voigtlander lenses for Nikon F-mount. → Check out all the Nikon gear at the ISS. → First 8K Video from Space (you can see some Nikon gear). → What it’s like shooting Tokyo for Nikon using prototype cameras (more at PetaPixel) → Iridient Digital 3.3 released with support for […] The post Weekly Nikon news flash #496 appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #243 Weekly Nikon news flash #421 Weekly Nikon news flash #460 […]

  • CyberLink AI Style Video Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    on November 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Cyberlink's new AI Style Packs uniquely allow Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects users to transform any video into a live painting in the style of world-renowned artists. […]

  • Fujifilm XT3 review
    by Gordon Laing on November 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Fujifilm X-T3 is a high-end mirrorless camera which debuts the new 26 Megapixel X-Trans IV sensor with much improved autofocus, burst shooting and movie capabilities, including 30fps bursts and 4k video at 60p in 10 bit. Find out why it's become one of my favourite cameras in my in-depth review!… The post Fujifilm XT3 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Martin Parr Foundation to Launch Membership Scheme
    on November 12, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Martin Parr Foundation are launching a membership scheme to support the Foundation whilst simultaneously increasing access to, and building a community around the Foundation’s work. Three tiers of membership are available with benefits ranging from invitations to private views, priority booking for events, an exclusive signed print, and a portrait session with Martin Parr. […]

  • Want a different angle for earning prize money in our photography contest? Just aim for a certain day!
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Our Photo of the Day contest is a terrific way to hone your skills as a photographer and get recognized for your hard work out in the field. It’s also a great way to earn prize money that can be put towards that next awesome lens you’ve been dreaming about! But to get a chance at the prizes, you must first be awarded a daily winner. Now, for those of you who’ve tried and not yet been successful, take heart and don’t be discouraged. You may not know it, but less than 10% of the submissions we receive are awarded daily placements,... (read more) […]

  • The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live
    by [NR] admin on November 11, 2018 at 5:10 am

    The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live at Adorama and B&H Photo (some listings come with free accessories and cashback): FX Lenses Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED $100 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED $200 off: Adorama | B&H | Amazon Nikon AF-S 105mm […] The post The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live appeared first on Nikon Rumors. Related posts:The new Nikon lens rebates are now live The new Nikon “lens-only” rebates are now live The new Nikon lens-only rebates are now live in the US […]

  • Wabi-Sabi with the Leica M10 by Christian Kracht
    by Steve Huff on November 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Wabi-Sabi with the Leica M10 by Christian Kracht Hi Steve, After reading your blog for many years now, it is time to submit my own post. My name is Christian and I am a dentist [... […]

  • Taking total control over your black and white photography in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Black and white photography is far more than simply lowering the saturation of your images. In film days, you could use different filters on your lens to create different looks to your black and white images, making certain colors brighter or darker. With digital photography, it’s much simpler, with many photo editors giving you control over different color channels during a black and white conversion. If you enjoy black and white photography and want to learn more about creating stronger monochromatic images, you will want to... (read more) […]

  • Nikon Z6 Gallery Images: Real-world sample photos straight from the Sunshine State!
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on November 9, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Click here to see our Nikon Z6 Image Gallery Earlier this week, we shared our First Shots series of lab sample images from the new Nikon Z6, but I've now had a chance to take this new 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera out into the field and bring you a wide variety of real-world images. Over the past few days, Nikon hosted a press trip in Orlando, Florida and provided a number of different shooting opportunities to put the Z6 to the test, from portraiture to wildlife and with both native Z-mount lenses as well as adapted... (read more) […]

  • Shimoda Explore 30L Backpack
    on November 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Shimoda, the new standard for adventure photographers, expands its popular Explore camera bag system with the new Explore 30L backpack. The Shimoda Explore 30L is available in two colours, Blue Nights & Sea Pine, and will cost £230. […]

  • Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 Color-Skopar Review
    on November 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 Color-Skopar is a tiny, affordable, manual focus wide-angle lens for Sony Alpha photographers. Read our Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 review to find out what this tiny lens is capable of... […]

  • Fantasea line FRX100 VI Limited Edition Housing for Sony RX100 VI
    on November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Fantasea Line has announced the world's toughest, lightweight housing for the Sony RX100 VI compact camera. […]