Photography News

  • Behind the scenes in Dubai with portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk
    by on December 11, 2018 at 2:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Look out, Lightroom: Luminar with Libraries launching on December 18
    by on December 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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