Photography News

  • This is the Power of the 125x Lens on the Nikon P1000
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 18, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Superzoom cameras are getting crazier and crazier in their reach. If you thought the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900 was impressive, watch this video demonstrating the power of the 125x zoom on the new Nikon P1000. In the 5.5-minute video, Indian civil engineering student Jayanta Mandal takes the Nikon P1000 out to a location […]

  • Two New Colours for INSTAX MINI 9
    on July 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Instax has announced their dazzling line-up for Christmas 2018 featuring the latest instax SQUARE SQ6 instant camera and two new colour ways for its iconic mini 9 instant camera range. […]

  • Adore Noir Magazine Ends, Mono Chroma Begins
    on July 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    A new e-magazine called Mono Chroma has launched, replacing the highly successful magazine Adore Noir. The first issue of Mono Chroma magazine features six artists with works ranging from mixed media collage to surreal art in color and photojournalism in black-and-white. […]

  • These Are the Best Dog Photos of 2018
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    The Kennel Club has announced the winning photos of the 2018 Dog Photographer of the Year photo contest. This is the 13th year of the contest and entries are submitted by thousands of photographers from countries all over the world. The overall winner (and the top photo in the “Oldies” category) is “The Lady of […]

  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) review: Underwhelming -- even for a budget phone - CNET
    by Lynn La on July 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Samsung may rule when it comes to high-end Androids, but its midrange Galaxy J3 offering is disappointing. […]

  • Leica Invests in Light as Part of Massive $121M Funding Round
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Light, the startup behind the groundbreaking 16-camera camera L16, has a new investor with a much longer history in photography. Leica is now a shareholder in the computational photography company. Light just announced a massive $121 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund, and Leica Camera AG also participated in the round […]

  • Video: How phase detection autofocus works
    on July 18, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Have you ever wondered how your DSLR's autofocus works? Wonder no more! YouTuber ZY Productions has created a succinct video that details how phase detection autofocus (PDAF) systems work inside DSLR cameras. As noted in the video, the phase detection autofocus mentioned in this video applies specifically to DSLRs, since it relies on a dedicated autofocus sensor and a translucent section of a DSLR's mirror to achieve focus — components you won't find inside a mirrorless camera. The exact type of autofocus system depends entirely on what camera you have. Newer DSLRs have robust autofocus systems, with more image coverage and more cross-type focus points — the importance of which is documented in the video — while older cameras might not have as much coverage or as many cross-type focus points (if any at all). Regardless of what DSLR you use and how capable its autofocus system is, knowing how your camera's autofocus works and what its shortcomings are should help you […]

  • New Sony A7III reviews by Kai and Imaging Resource
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 18, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    On top you can watch Kai’s take on the Sony A7III. And Imaging Resource published the final A7III review conclusion: Sony keeps knocking it out of the park with their full-frame mirrorless cameras. Each generation gets better and better, and with the A7 III, especially, they’ve created an impressive all-around camera with professional-level image quality, […] The post New Sony A7III reviews by Kai and Imaging Resource appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Leica X-U (Typ 113) Sample Gallery
    on July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Leica X-U (Typ 113) inherits the 16MP APS-C sensor and 35mm-equivalent F1.7 lens from the company's 'X' compact camera into a waterproof, ruggedized, go-anywhere body. Although the X-U was released in early 2016, our recent experience with waterproof compact cameras got us thinking - how much more performance would $3000 extra buy us? We've been putting the X-U through its paces, from lakes in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains all the way to the 1950m / 6400ft Sunrise viewpoint in Mount Rainier National Park. Click through our sample gallery to see the sorts of images the Leica X-U is capable of, and keep an eye out for our more detailed impressions in the coming weeks. […]

  • Fujifilm XT100 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on July 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    The Fujifilm X-T100 is an entry-level mirrorless camera, aimed at beginners, social photographers and vloggers, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in viewfinder and tilting touchscreen that can flip sideways to face the subject. Ahead of my final review, check out my sample images and quality results!… The post Fujifilm XT100 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 Mirrorless Camera Sample Photos
    on July 18, 2018 at 10:45 am

    The Fujifilm X-T100 has arrived in the ePHOTOzine office and we've been out, capturing images with the mirrorless camera so we can share our first thoughts. […]

  • Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: Using a colored reflector
    by on July 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Photographer David Bergman's latest entry in Adorama's Two Minute Tips series is all about reflectors. Reflectors are amazing tools for many types of photography, although they are often used in portrait photography. Not only are there different reflector sizes, which can change the way that your image is lit, but they also come in different patterns, shapes and colors. In the video below, Bergman discusses the different reflector colors available and how they can change the overall look of your image. If you'd like to view... (read more) […]

  • RX100 guide by Dpreview and new RX100VI test by Jared Polin
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 18, 2018 at 9:33 am

    With so many different RX100 cameras on market it’s easily to get confused 🙂 That’s why Dpreview published a guide which helps you to understand which Sony RX100 is right for you. And Jared Polin published the video review of the new RX100VI:   The post RX100 guide by Dpreview and new RX100VI test by Jared Polin appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review
    on July 18, 2018 at 9:17 am

    The 70-200mm lens range is a popular choice for photographers so is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens up to the mark? John Riley finds out. […]

  • 2019 Subaru Ascent review: Getting it right - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on July 18, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Subaru’s second attempt at a three-row SUV is one of its most well-rounded mainstream offerings yet. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 18, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Best Landscape Lens? Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,, Sony A7III + Canon 85mm f1.2L Harsh Sun Portrait Photoshoot Behind the Scenes (Julia Trotti). Review: Sony FE 85mm 1.4 GM (Phillipreeve). Behind The Scenes: Breaking Out Of My Shooting Funk! (Miguel […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • This Symbol On Your Camera Explained! What Are Film Plane Indicators
    by Canon Rumors on July 17, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Have you ever noticed that marking on your camera body and wondered what it is? Well ZY Productions explains that interesting symbol on the side of DSLRs and video cameras. The symbol is very important for video production and less so for photography according to ZY. Check the video above for the full explanation. […]

  • Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera additional coverage (including insane zoom test videos)
    by [NR] admin on July 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera (pre-order here) additional coverage - first, check out this insane P1000 125x zoom video test where you can see the light pole on top of that tall building: Another P1000 zoom test: This is how the 125x extended zoom lens looks like: Nikon Coolpix P1000 - what you need to know (dpreview): 125X […] Related posts:Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera finally announced with 24-3000mm 125x zoom Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera now available for pre-order Nikon Coolpix P1000 vs. Nikon Coolpix P900 specifications comparison […]

  • Philips Momentum 43 ships as first DisplayHDR 1000-certified 4K monitor for $1,000 - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on July 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Gamers, boot your consoles. […]

  • As she battled and beat cancer, Kathryn Dyer found peace and passion through photography
    by on July 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama's Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer Kathryn Dyer. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband bought a camera for them to share and take Kathryn's mind off her battle with cancer through nature photography sessions. Now in remission, Dyer is a professional photographer. In case you're curious about her gear, she currently shoots with a Sony A7R III... (read more) […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the ViewSonic 2785-4K: One of the Most Affordable 27-Inch UHD Monitors With 99 Percent AdobeRGB Coverage
    by Quentin Decaillet on July 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    As photographers, we tend to care more about our cameras and lenses than the gear we use to process our images, such as monitors. It’s a shame, because it’s crucial too. Let’s find out in this review if the ViewSonic VP2785-4K could make your workflow better and easier. [More... […]

  • Yes, Nikon Designs Its Own Sensors
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon’s CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount of resources designing those high-end […]

  • Inside Nikon’s secret sensor design lab
    by [NR] admin on July 17, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Imaging Resource published a new article about Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab. Here are three videos on how Nikon sensor testing is performed (check out the original article - it contains a lot of information): Related posts:The sensor inside the D4 is made by Nikon The sensor inside the D3200 is made by Nikon Surprise: the sensor inside the Nikon D5200 is made by Toshiba […]

  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: The free battery pack is the best thing about this phone - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on July 17, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Moto can't fight the OnePlus 6 without slashing this phone's price. […]

  • 2018 Custom PC Guide for Photography and Video
    by Burak Erzincanli on July 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Last week Apple introduced new MacBook Pro models and the prices already initiated discussions. Maybe it is still better to build a custom PC for getting the bang for the buck.   [More... […]

  • Watch a Model Pose with a Crocodile in an Underwater Photo Shoot
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 17, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Here’s a photo shoot you probably shouldn’t attempt yourself: photographer Ken Kiefer recently took his wife (underwater model Kimber Kiefer) and two other models into the crocodile-infested waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico for a photo shoot. The goal was to shoot underwater glamour photos of the models right next to the fearsome reptiles. […]

  • The Mamiya C330, a dream camera By Dirk Dom
    by Steve Huff on July 17, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    The Mamiya C330, a dream camera By Dirk Dom My first encounter with medium format was about 40 years ago, when I bought a Heco Mar underwater housing. It held a Yashicamat twin lens reflex. [... […]

  • The Lens That Should Exist But Never Will
    by Andy Day on July 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    We all dream of a premium quality lens that is suitable for every situation (maybe a pancake 14-400mm f/2.8), but of course this is not exactly realistic. My dream, however, is infinitely more reasonable and completely feasible, yet despite this, no lens manufacturer will ever create it. [More... […]

  • Is Lens Compression Fact or Fiction?
    by Matt Brandon on July 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Photography can be confusing. I get it. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Because of this, at times it helps us to actually put some of these theories and myths to the test. One of these myths is the concept of compression and, with it, parallax. This gets confusing to me as […]

  • These Surreal Photos Were All Created Without Photoshop
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Photographer John Dykstra says he believes in the power of perspective. His surreal photo style is created entirely with practical effects and simple ingredients — things like paint, chalk, and glass — rather than digital image manipulation techniques. “My goal is to create photographs that dabble between abstract truths and concrete reality,” Dykstra says. “By […]

  • Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab
    by on July 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that “design” in Nikon’s case simply consists of ordering-up different combinations of specs from sensor manufacturers, picking a feature from column “A”, another from column “B” and so on, like a Chinese restaurant menu. In actuality, they have a full staff of sensor engineers who design cutting-edge sensors like those in the D5 and D850... (read more) […]

  • The Ways of Zen Photography
    by A.B Watson on July 17, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    When most people think of the word Zen, a meditating monk in a monastery comes to mind, a practice of enlightenment, a person being in the present or someone without attachments. When I think of Zen, I think of a lifestyle that has profoundly influenced my photography practice. I would like to dive into the […]

  • Kandao Raw+ Helps You Make Cleaner Low-Light Photos with Burst Shots
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    The 360-degree VR camera company Kandao Technology has announced Kandao Raw+, a new software tool that helps you create better low-light photos by shooting and combining burst shots rather than capturing single exposures. Kandao Raw+ uses computation photography to turn a set of RAW photos captured in burst mode into a single photo with increased […]

  • Sony A7 III Review Conclusion: Sony’s best all-around full-frame mirrorless camera to date
    by on July 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Click here to read our Sony A7 III Review Conclusion Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras keep getting better and better! The latest-generation of their "entry-level" option, the A7 III, is no exception. At $2,000 it's admittedly kind of odd to consider it "entry-level," but the A7 line is the starting point into the Sony full-frame mirrorless family. However, don't think that means they've skimped-out on features or performance, quite the opposite actually. In fact, the Sony A7 III offers so many upgrades, improvements and... (read more) […]

  • Photos of Intense Lightning Storms in Volcanic Eruptions
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Francisco Negroni is a Chilean freelance photographer has spent years pointing his camera at volcanic eruptions. Over time, he has captured a series of incredible photos showing the lightning of “dirty thunderstorms” that are found in massive volcanic plumes. Dirty thunderstorms occur when ash, rock, and other “ejecta” collide and create static electricity in the […]

  • Gitzo teams up with Sony to launch tripod and L-bracket designed for α-series cameras
    on July 17, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    As part of a collaboration between Vitec Group and Sony, Gitzo has introduced a new pair of products designed specifically for Sony α7 and α9 cameras: the Traveler α Tripod and the L-Bracket α. The new products 'feature a tailored design to perfectly fit Sony α7 and α9 camera models, helping to increase grip and stability for precise framing and extraordinary composition,' according to Vitec Group. Gitzo's new Traveler α is a 'premium travel tripod' featuring a new design and monochromatic color scheme to match the appearance of Sony α-series cameras. It weighs just 1.43kg/3.15lbs, opens to 165cm/64.96in and holds up to 10kg/22lbs of gear. Like Gitzo's other travel tripods, the Traveler α folds down to just 43cm/16.93in when using the 180-degree leg-folding system. The legs themselves are constructed of Carbon eXact tubing and use the Traveler G-lock system for securing the proper height. The Traveler α is paired with […]

  • A Bit More About the New “Big White” Lenses Coming from Canon [CR3]
    by Canon Rumors on July 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Canon will be announcing two new “big white” lenses ahead of Photokina in September. While we do not know the exact focal length of which lenses are coming, we now know that they are version III lenses, so that means two of the EF 300 f/2.8L IS II, EF 400 f/2.8L IS II, EF 500 Read more... […]

  • Huawei Launches First Photo Contest Co-Judged by a Phone AI
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Huawei has announced the world’s photography competition to be co-judged by artificial intelligence on a phone. It’s called the “Spark a RenAIssance Photo Challenge.” In addition to being evaluated by a professional Leica photographer, every photo is first judged by the Huawei P20 aPro smartphone. When the P20 Pro was announced back in March 2018, […]

  • Last hours of the Amazon Prime deals: Savings on Adobe plan, Sandisk cards, Macbooks, hard disks, battery packs and printers
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 17, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    The Prime Deals Day are about to end soon at Amazon US (click here to see all deals). Photo related deals can be found here. Here is an updated list of some of the hottest deals: Big Savings on Sandisk cards. 1-Year Subscription to Photoshop CC & Lightroom (PC/Mac Download) for $95.90 with 20GB included. […] The post Last hours of the Amazon Prime deals: Savings on Adobe plan, Sandisk cards, Macbooks, hard disks, battery packs and printers appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Impressive New Product: Blackmagic Design Unveils the Powerful New Blackmagic eGPU for Mac
    by (planetMitch) on July 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    If you happen to be a creative professional or work with heavy creative workflow processing, you're going to want one of these, trust me. Designed specifically for enhancing the use ... The post Impressive New Product: Blackmagic Design Unveils the Powerful New Blackmagic eGPU for Mac appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesBREAKING: Black Magic Jumps the NAB Shark and Announces Ursa Mini PRO + New DaVinci Resolve Control PanelsplanetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob appplanetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and More&nbs […]

  • Updated: Which RX100 should you choose?
    on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    There have now been seven variants of the RX100 series, and at least six of them are still current models. Confused? Here's an updated look at their differences, and our recommendations among them now that we've tested the Mark VI. […]

  • planetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app
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    planetMitch note: We've started a new series! Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. Curated by Matthew Carew. If you haven’t heard yet, I’ll ... The post planetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesIntroducing Clar Lighting Brand, Adorama Deals: Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Sale and Nikon RebatesplanetOids – 2018-07-09 – Best Photo Editing Apps, Inventions for Wildlife Photography, Nikon Mirrorless Cameras and moreplanetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and More&nbs […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 Sample Images
    on July 17, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the brand new Fujifilm X-T100 compact system camera. We're currently testing the X-T100 with the XC 15-45mm kit lens. We've also included the entire ISO range from 100 to 51200. […]

  • New Sigma ART lens tests by Marc Alhadeff
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 17, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Sigma 20mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art by Marc Alhadeff: The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (1000 euros) is a very good lens optically for a wide angle with fast aperture Centre sharpness is excellent , and closed down to F4 corners are very good The F1.4 allows for some unique effect for a wide […] The post New Sigma ART lens tests by Marc Alhadeff appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • How to utilize foreground elements to create stronger ultra wide angle images
    by on July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Photographer Adam Gibbs recently visited Needle Peak and Flatiron Mountain in the British Columbian alpines. These picturesque places provide ample opportunity for shooting with ultra wide angle lenses. Ultra wide lenses do an awesome job at capturing wide, expansive environments. However, it's very easy to capture too much of a scene and not have a strong enough subject. Wide angle photography is tough. Gibbs is here to help us do a better job with composing ultra wide angle shots. A great way to create a compelling wide shot is... (read more) […]

  • Kodak distances itself from failed Bitcoin scheme
    on July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Kodak-branded 'Kashminer' Bitcoin mining scheme announced at CES has apparently collapsed, with Eastman Kodak distancing itself from the company behind it. This is distinct from the Kodak-branded 'Kodak Coin' cryptocoin and 'Kodak One' IP blockchain scheme announced by Wenn Digital Inc at CES. Eastman Kodak is saying that the Kashminer scheme, where investors could effectively rent Bitcoin mining hardware which would be located at Rochester NY, and use Kodak's on-site power station for cheap electricity, was never actually a licensee of the Kodak name. This is despite the hardware appearing on Kodak's stand at CES, bearing the company's name. The company behind the Kashminer says that the US Securities and Exchanges Commission had prevented the scheme from going ahead The Kashminer scheme was immediately ridiculed at the time, since its promised consistent rate of return would appear impossible, given the increasing difficultly of 'mining' that is inherent to Bitcoin. The BBC is […]

  • Missed opportunities and learning lessons in landscape photography with Thomas Heaton
    by on July 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    In photographer Thomas Heaton's newest video, he opens by discussing the many wonderful aspects of landscape photography. It allows you to travel and explore, you get to become more involved with nature and the great outdoors and it can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Heaton recently headed north to Scotland for location scouting and a bit of photography. While out in northwestern Scotland, he was treated to beautiful light. However, for various reasons, the great light did not result in a suitably good photograph. The situation... (read more) […]

  • Nikon KeyMission cameras are also discontinued?
    by [NR] admin on July 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    After the Nikon 1 cameras were officially discontinued last week, there are some signs that the KeyMission line could be discontinued next: The KeyMission 360 model is listed as discontinued at the official Nikon Japan website. The two KeyMission 80 models are listed as discontinued at the official Nikon UK store (thanks for the tip Broxibear). All […] Related posts:Nikon KeyMission cameras are now shipping in the US, currently in stock Big Nikon KeyMission cameras price drop in Europe Pictures of KeyMission 80 and KeyMission 170 leaked online and they look… interesting […]

  • Five Essentials New Photographers Should Look for on Amazon Prime Day
    by Laura Ersoy on July 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Black Friday has returned in the middle of July! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Prime Day is upon us. Starting today, Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST), Amazon will have exclusive deals for their Prime members.  [More... […]

  • Roku TV Wireless Speakers could spell trouble for budget sound bars, Wi-Fi speakers - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on July 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm

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

  • Goodbye Photoshop! This Is the Easy Way to Cut out a Subject
    by Jason Vinson on July 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Since the beginning of my adventure into photography, Photoshop has been the go-to tool for cutting out a subject and creating complex masks. With ON1 Photo RAW, this process has become so much simpler. [More... […]

  • Ethical Exif (EE) for Wildlife Photos
    by Paul Bertner on July 16, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    One of my least favorite shots from Sani lodge now serves as a constant reminder of poor practice to me. This subject was one of many subjects collected by Tropical Herping working on a photographic field manual of Herps in Ecuador. This parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) was played with. It was grabbed by the tail […]

  • Kodak Bitcoin Mining ‘Scam’ Killed by SEC
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Back in January, the tech world balked when a Kodak-branded Bitcoin miner called the Kodak KashMiner was unveiled at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. It seems that photography and cryptocurrency enthusiasts weren’t the only ones that balked: the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) actually blocked the KashMiner from moving forward. BBC News […]

  • Five Sanity and Money-Saving Tips to Book Your Next Photography Trip
    by Jonathan Martin on July 16, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    The most stressful part of a photography trip starts before takeoff: booking and travel logistics. Since my first international trip 4 years ago, I’ve learned several booking strategies to minimize stress and maximize bang for buck. [More... […]

  • Kandao Raw+ is an automated image stacking tool for Raw files
    on July 16, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Kandao, a maker of professional-grade 360° cameras has launched a new software product called Kandao Raw+. The tool was designed to boost image quality of the company's own camera models Obsidian and QooCam, but also works with most DSLRs and other Raw-capable cameras that are supported by Adobe Camera Raw. Kandao Raw+ uses computational photography techniques, similar to what we are seeing in many high-end smartphones, to create images with increased detail and dynamic range, as well as lower noise levels. To achieve that it combines a burst of Raw images into one single DNG file that can then be further edited with a Raw converter of your choice. The software aligns shots automatically which means there is no need for shooting on a tripod. It is also capable of minimizing blur on any moving subjects in the scene. You can import up to 16 frames images of a burst into Kandao Raw+. You then pick one image as a reference for the auto-alignment. The rest of the process is fully […]

  • That Weird Symbol on Your Camera is the Film Plane Indicator
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    If you use an interchangeable-lens camera, your camera probably has a weird symbol that looks like a circle with a line through it. If you’ve never learned what this symbol is, here’s a 2-minute video by ZY Productions that explains the film/sensor plane indicator. The film plane indicator symbol on a camera. Photo by bwDraco […]

  • Ben Horne cleans up litter & finds nice compositions on the 7th day of his spring photo trip
    by on July 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Large format photographer Ben Horne spent over a week on the Colorado Plateau this past spring. In the video below, we join him on the seventh day of the trip as he continues to explore Capitol Reef and tries to dodge nearby rain storms. While it's not always ideal to spend time hiking with large format gear in the rain, it can be the case that storms leave behind some interesting colors, patterns and textures, particularly in dry areas which don't always see a lot of rain. Weather can significantly change a landscape. After... (read more) […]

  • 10 Photos That Show the Extreme Drought on the Dutch Coastlines
    by Albert Dros on July 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    This year has been a year of extremes in the Netherlands. We had an extremely cold winter with all of the country frozen, including the Amsterdam canals which almost never happens. I took the chance to document the extreme cold of the Netherlands earlier this year. Now, what followed was an extremely hot spring that […]

  • Clarification on the Nikon mirrorless camera announcement date
    by [NR] admin on July 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    A quick clarification on my last post - as the title suggested "One week away from the RUMORED new Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera announcement" I want to emphasize that the July 23rd date is just one of the rumored details I have reported about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera. I already noticed several websites reporting this […] Related posts:One week away from the rumored new Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera announcement Nikon mirrorless camera specs recap First set of rumored specifications for the Nikon mirrorless cameras […]

  • Mars is So Bright Right Now You Can Shoot Its Reflection in the Ocean
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Mars is closer to Earth and brighter than its been since back in 2003. It’s so bright that photographer Abdul Dremali managed to capture this photo of the planet casting a bright reflection on the ocean as it rose into the night sky. Dremali captured the photo last Friday from Rhode Island. Mars will be […]

  • FIFA to Broadcasters: Stop Zooming In on ‘Hot Women’
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    The 2018 World Cup came to an end yesterday, but FIFA has a warning for broadcasters and their camera operators moving forward: stop zooming in on “hot women” in the stands during soccer matches. BBC Sport reports that the warning was issued by Federico Addiechi, the diversity boss of soccer’s world governing body, in an […]

  • A Brighton breezy day out with Olympus
    by Advertising Feature on July 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    15 AP readers recently spent a gloriously sunny day in Brighton with Olympus, road testing the latest kit. Here’s how they got onLast month AP gave a second group of AP readers a chance to try out the latest Olympus cameras and …Continue reading » […]

  • Creating Amazing Photographs in Small Spaces
    by Imran Mirza on July 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    While the idea of having the best available studio and equipment remains, well, an idea or dream for many of us, creating great images in the comfort of your own home does not have to be. [More... […]

  • Nikon Working on Finger Sensors That Can Read Your Emotions
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Canon is known to be working on fingerprint sensors for cameras and lenses, but Nikon is apparently going a step further: it’s developing biometric sensors for cameras and lenses that can detect biological information as well as your mood when shooting a photo. The patent (JP2017-143581), first discovered and and covered by New Camera, describes […]

  • Fujifilm releases Provia 100-branded instant noodles in South Korea
    on July 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Fujifilm has taken an unusual departure from its regularly scheduled programming to bring you...instant noodles? Yes, you read that correctly — as part of a promotional giveaway, Fujifilm Korea has created Fujifilm Film Simulation Instant Noodles, a line of instant noodles that's wrapped with the same branding used on Fujifilm's Provia 100 color reversal film packs. According to the description, the Provia 100-branded noodles taste like 'hot and tangy kimchi.' For those unfamiliar with kimchi, Wikipedia describes it as 'a staple in Korean cuisine [...] a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage and Korean radishes.' It appears as though you won't be able to get the instant noodles outside of South Korea. If you happen to be reading this from South Korea — or plan on taking a trip there soon — you can jump over to Fujifilm Korea's promotional page and secure yourself some film-inspired instant noodles. […]

  • 8 awesome and affordable accessories for every nature photographer
    by on July 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Cameras and lenses are awesome, and of course must-have elements of any great photography kit, but sometimes accessories are what make or break a shooting adventure. In the video below, nature and wildlife photographer Steve Perry shares eight of his favorite accessories for nature photography. Fortunately, a useful accessory doesn't have to break the bank. Of the eight accessories below, only one will set you back much more than $25. His first accessory are lens wipes. These are pre-moistened disposable wipes and you can get... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm Launches Provia 100F-Flavored Instant Noodles
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on July 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Fujifilm has launched its latest Film Simulation product: this time, they’re instant noodles. And no, it’s not a photo filter look that’s named “instant noodles” — Fujifilm literally released some real instant noodles. The instant noodles are being released by Fujifilm Korea as part of a promotional giveaway. The outside of each limited edition instant […]

  • Comparison: Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC,Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS II & Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 VR
    by Canon Rumors on July 16, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    The folks at DPReview have compared the Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC, Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS II & Nikkor 70-200mm f/4 VR to figure out if you would be happy with the Tamron offering over the great and more expensive Canon and Nikon branded 70-200 f/4s. Comparing the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II to the Tamron Read more... […]

  • The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS To Be Announced Soon
    by Canon Rumors on July 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    According to Nokishita, we’ll be seeing an announcement for the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS in the near future. It has been confirmed that the new compact camera will be available in black & silver. No other specifications are available at this time. Canon PowerShot SX730 HS at Adorama […]

  • Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery
    on July 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH is a fast, high-quality and decidedly heavyweight short telephoto prime lens, designed for use with Leica's digital M-series rangefinders. A companion to the company's existing 50mm Noctilux-M 50mm 0.95, the new 75mm is better suited to classic portraiture. Its nine-element, six-group construction is comprised exclusively of high anomalous partial dispersion and low chromatic dispersion glass, and contains two aspherical elements. The incredibly shallow depth of field at F1.25 (not to mention its sheer size) make it tough to shoot with a conventional optical rangefinder As you might expect, as well as being very pricey the 75mm F1.25 is also quite a handful, with a 67mm filter thread and weighing in at a total weight of 1055g (2.3 lb). While natively an M-mount lens, the incredibly shallow depth of field at F1.25 (not to mention its sheer size) make the 75mm Noct very tough to shoot with a conventional optical rangefinder. As such, we've mostly […]

  • 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport review: Still an amazing performance bargain - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on July 16, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Because not everyone needs a bajillion horsepower and the price tag that comes with it. […]

  • Parrot Anafi review
    by Adam Juniper on July 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Parrot Anafi is a mid-range drone with 4k video and a powered gimbal. Parrot's most sophisticated drone to date, it's pitched squarely against the DJI Mavic Air, undercutting it on price and boasting some unique features. Adam takes it for a spin in his full review!… The post Parrot Anafi review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • One week away from the rumored new Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera announcement
    by [NR] admin on July 16, 2018 at 2:38 am

    We are one week away from the rumored new Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera announcement. I have received some new pricing information, this time from Europe (I assume the prices are for a lens kit): Nikon 45MP full frame mirrorless camera: €4,000 (around $4,670, 20% VAT included in price) Nikon 24MP full frame mirrorless camera: €2,500 […] Related posts:A quick update on the rumored Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera Z-mount First set of rumored specifications for the Nikon mirrorless cameras Additional Nikon mirrorless full frame camera specifications (AF and more) […]

  • The Mess That is the Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Rumor Mill
    by Canon Rumors on July 15, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    It hasn’t been since the release of the EOS 5D Mark III that we have seen this many emails and bits of information flood our inbox, and it’s once again, extremely difficult to figure out what is real. We’re going to backtrack/reset what we think is happening, based on information from trusted sources. For the Read more... […]

  • Time Spent Serving in the Military Shapes Career of Commercial Photographer
    by Tim Behuniak on July 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Leigh Campbell served in the military for six years as a photographer, documenting the war in Iraq. Learn how his time in the service shaped his commercial photography career.  [More... […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #479
    by [NR] admin on July 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    → In addition to the new US lens rebates, Nikon also has new cashback and trade-in offers in Germany (see current Nikon Germany prices). A Nikon price increase was reported in The Netherlands. → Nikon announced a production delay for the WR-A10 wireless remote adapter. → June’s BCN ranking camera sales report: the top 11 spots are taken […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #477 Weekly Nikon news flash #396 Weekly Nikon news flash #419 […]

  • Crashing Your Drone: The Reason Why Warranty and Insurance Are a No-Brainer
    by Ty Poland on July 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The other day, I had my first real accident with my Inspire 2 and I learned a lot from it. After flying her for about two years, I ended up making a really stupid mistake and crashing into a tree. [More... […]

  • The Power of Parkinson's Law for Photographers
    by Paul Adshead on July 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Once you learn how to make Parkinson's law work for you as a photographer, you'll be taking your career to a whole new level in no time. [More... […]

  • DPReview TV: Tamron 70-210mm F4 vs. Canon and Nikon OEM lenses
    on July 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    70-200mm F4 zoom lenses may not get as much attention as their faster F2.8 siblings, but for many photographers these lenses hit the perfect sweet spot of price, performance, and weight. This week, Chris and Jordan go to the Calgary Stampede with pro photographer Kyle Marquardt to shoot the new Tamron 70-210mm F4, available in Canon and Nikon mounts, alongside the Canon and Nikon equivalents. How does the Tamron hold up, and is it a good alternative to the OEM glass? Watch the episode to find out what they think. Also, make sure to read our recent review of the Tamron 70-210mm F4. Read the Tamron 70-210mm F4 review Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Subscribe to our YouTube chann […]

  • At Least Two Big White Lenses Coming Ahead of Photokina [CR3]
    by Canon Rumors on July 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    We’re told at least two new “big white lenses” are coming ahead of Photokina 2018. We’re not sure at the time of writing this what the new lenses will be. Will we finally see the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS? We weren’t expecting new big white lenses until 2019, but we may be getting a Read more... […]

  • The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles: Using a single gridded light for beauty portraits
    by on July 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    With a single light, you can capture very nice portraits in a studio space. In the video below, Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles shows off how to use a single gridded light. The video is his latest for Adorama's The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles video series. In case you're curious, Quiles opted to use a Sony A7R III with a Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens. For a light, he opted for a Profoto D2, although you can of course use a much less expensive light and get great results. Quiles also used a light meter to help him dial in the right... (read more) […]

  • Why Are Many Short Films Bad?
    by Tihomir Lazarov on July 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    There's yet another short film in your feed. You play it, and a few minutes later, you wonder why it ended in such a meaningless and abrupt way. Sound familiar? [More... […]

  • How to Find and Photograph Bears in Yellowstone
    by Trent Sizemore on July 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Yellowstone is one of the most visited parks in the United States, and for good reason. It’s full of unique thermal features and one of the last great destinations for an abundance of wildlife. Even if you come for the geysers and hot springs, you’ll want to stay longer and keep coming back for the […]

  • The new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens spotted at a Nikon World Cup party
    by [NR] admin on July 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens was spotted at a FIFA World Cup 2018 event - the Moscow-based photojournalist Pavel Bednyakov was invited to a Nikon party in Moscow yesterday and posted a picture of the lens on his twitter account: Новый объектив Nikon 500mm f/5.6 — Pavel Bednyakov […] Related posts:Nikon patents 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 full frame lens Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens vs. Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens comparison review Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs. 500mm f/4G ED VR lens specifications comparison […]

  • A Cheap and Fun Alternative for Experimenting With Macro Photography
    by Anete Lusina on July 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Some of us can't afford or can't justify buying a full macro lens but still want to try out the mysterious macro photography world. So, what's a cheap and easy way to do it? [More... […]

  • Nikon 1: the end of an era
    by [NR] admin on July 14, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    "Nikon 1: the end of an era" is by Kieran Elson: Today (11th of July 2018) Nikon Rumours have revealed that the official Nikon Japan website has listed the Nikon 1 as discontinued, one of my favourite camera systems I've ever owned and one I still use to this day. As a long term user of the system […] Related posts:Nikon files patents for 10-30mm and 7-13mm lens for mirrorless cameras New Nikkor 13mm f/1.8 lens patent for Nikon 1 mirrorless camera Nikon’s new mirrorless lenses […]

  • Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Sky
    by Michael B. Stuart on July 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Get your eyes ready for some truly beautiful shots of the sky shared to our ongoing weekly photo theme by talented Fstoppers readers. [More... […]

  • Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock review: A tablet accessory worth getting fired up about - CNET
    by David Carnoy on July 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Available for the current Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets, this turns your Amazon tablet into a slim, Alexa-enabled Echo Show. […]

  • Positioning your camera near the ground can take your photos to new heights
    by on July 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Photographers are often looking for ways to help separate their work and make their images stand out. A great way to do this is to utilize a distinct camera angle. If you want to get a neat perspective, try shooting from a very low angle. In Jay P. Morgan's latest video for The Slanted Lens, he discusses the different ways you can shoot low and what type of gear you might need. Just because you want a low angle doesn't mean you need to literally set your camera on the ground. A Platypod Max will allow your camera, even if it's a... (read more) […]

  • Blackmagic external GPU for MacBook Pro now available from Apple
    on July 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Australian digital cinema company Blackmagic recently worked with Apple to develop Blackmagic eGPU, an external GPU that brings "desktop-class graphics performance" to the new MacBook Pro laptops with Thunderbolt 3 ports. The Blackmagic eGPU features an AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, one HDMI 2.0 port, four USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an 85W power supply. Thunderbolt 3 provides a 40Gb/s connection over a single cable, enabling rapid data transfers between the external graphics processor and MacBook Pro. Graphics performance speed improvements depend on the laptop model; The Verge reports that the 13-inch MacBook Pro experiences an 8x boost, while the 15-inch model experiences a 2.8x increase. As a first for external GPUs, the eGPU's second Thunderbolt 3 port provides optional connectivity with the LG UltraFine 5K Display, the model Apple offers directly, and other Thunderbolt 3 displays. A second monitor can be connected via the HDMI […]

  • A tricked out MacBook Pro with all the extras - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on July 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    This high-end 15-inch laptop includes an Intel Core i9 CPU and lots more. […]

  • Skylum Luminar 2018 1.3.0 update brings many improvements, new camera support
    on July 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Skylum, the company previously known as Macphun, has released Luminar 2018 update 1.3.0. The Lightroom alternative has received numerous changes across both its Mac and Windows versions, primarily improvements to existing features, as well as support for additional cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, and Pentax. Luminar 2018 is the latest evolution to Skylum's image editor for Mac and Windows. The 2018 version added a variety of features, improvements, support for Photoshop plugins, and UI changes. Update 1.3.0 builds upon this, adding additional plugin support for Mac, DNG Camera Profiles (DCP) and new features for Windows, and more than a dozen improvements that vary based on operating system. The Windows version of Luminar 2018 can open Raw files faster post-update due to Raw engine improvements. This version also brings a new White Balance feature with eyedropper to Develop, Raw Develop, and the Color Temperature filters, better filter performance, simplified […]

  • Canon’s First Full Frame Mirrorless Won’t Have the Exact Same Sensors as the EOS 5D Mark IV. [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on July 13, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    It’s rumoured that the upcoming full frame mirrorless camera from Canon will have a 30.4mp sensor, which is the same resolution as the EOS 5D Mark IV. It’s also been said that the camera will be an “EOS 5D Mark IV without a mirror”. We’ve now been told by a couple of people that this Read more... […]

  • Mirrorless Smackdown: How Photographers Feel About the Future of Canon and Nikon Cameras
    by Alex Cooke on July 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Last week, I asked Fstoppers readers what their plans were for the inevitable moment when Canon and Nikon release professional-level full frame mirrorless cameras. I was genuinely surprised not only by how many readers responded, but where their opinions fell. Here are the results. [More... […]

  • Give Your Light Trails Wings
    by Mike Smith on July 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Light trails are a perennial favorite for long exposure shooters, and a right of passage for any budding photographer. So why restrict yourself to cars in a street scene when the sky's your limit? [More... […]

  • Sony replaces RX100 V with RX100 VA, bringing RX100 VI processor and firmware
    on July 13, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Look familiar? The RX100 VA is a subtle refresh of the RX100 V with a change of processor the only hardware difference. Sony has quietly updated its RX100 V, bringing a couple of the goodies from the RX100 VI travel zoom. The updated RX100 VA gains a new processor and various firmware tweaks but misses out on the VI's other hardware improvements. The updated processor brings some performance benefits but it also means the VA gains the latest Sony menu system, which has been restructured, has clearer indicators of where you are in the menu and, most significantly, has a customizable 'My Menu' tab. This allows you to group the settings you regularly change, rather than having to remember which sub-section of which tab they're buried in. On top of this, the camera's Eye AF and subject tracking performance should be improved. The refresh rate of the viewfinder is also said to be uprated. In addition, these are some of the differences we found: Deeper buffer (233 files, up from 150) Proxy […]

  • Is Photography a Thankless Job?
    by Evan Kane on July 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Straight to the point today: is photography, or the pursuit of anything creative or artistic as a legitimate profession, a thankless pursuit and vocation? [More... […]

  • Nikon Coolpix P1000 vs. Nikon Coolpix P900 specifications comparison
    by [NR] admin on July 13, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Nikon Coolpix P1000 vs. Nikon Coolpix P900 specifications comparison: COOLPIX P1000 COOLPIX P900 Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 16.0 million 16.0 million Image Sensor CMOS CMOS Sensor Size 1/2.3 in. 1/2.3 in. Storage Media SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card Lens Zoom 125x 83x Vibration Reduction Lens shift VR […] Related posts:Nikon Coolpix P330 vs. the P310 specifications comparison Nikon Coolpix P7700 vs. P7800 specifications comparison *UPDATED* Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera now available for pre-order […]

  • Hasselblad H6D-100c versus Nikon D850: What are the real-world advantages of a medium-format camera?
    by on July 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Photographer Karl Taylor has extensive experience in the photographic industry, having worked with numerous types of camera technologies for over 20 years. Hasselblad is incredibly confident in their latest digital medium-format cameras and has asked Taylor to show the differences between 35mm and medium format in an "unbiased manner." Of course, the videos are for Hasselblad, so take "unbiased" as you will. Nonetheless, the series of four videos, seen below, are interesting and there are certainly interesting differences between... (read more) […]

  • 2018 BMW X3 review: Stable, steady and serene - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on July 13, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    The BMW X3 offers great utility and a smooth ride, but optional extras can add up quickly. […]