Photography News

  • 2019 Acura RDX review: Left-brain luxury - Roadshow
    by Manuel Carrillo III on July 20, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Acura's new compact crossover is one of the best values in the segment, even if it’s missing that special sauce. […]

  • Polk Command Bar review: Alexa-powered sound bar gives command performance - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on July 20, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Forget the Sonos Beam. The Polk Command Bar's elevated sound quality makes it the best value among voice-controlled sound bars. […]

  • How to Use a Wide-Angle Lens
    by Dylan Goldby on July 20, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Wide-angle lenses are among the most difficult lenses to use in photography and videography. The wider you go, the more difficult they become to handle. Let’s talk today about how to make the best use of wide and ultra-wide lenses.  [More... […]

  • Dad Poses His Children for Out of This World Images Using Photoshop
    by Douglas Turney on July 20, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    What do you do when you get bored with photography? How do you funnel your creative energy when photography leaves your creative soul empty? Do you move on to something new or do you combine photography with something else? [More... […]

  • Good money after bad? Light gets another $121 million from investors who didn’t read our review
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Camera/technology company Light for years promised "DSLR quality" images from their L16 camera, using data from an array of cell phone-class sensors with different focal length lenses to build higher-resolution composite images. However, when the camera finally came to market (at an eye-watering price of $2,000), review units were suspiciously unavailable. Finally obtaining one from a friend (thanks again, Lee, I still owe you that bottle of Scotch), we discovered why. I won't rehash our findings here, you can read our Light L16... (read more) […]

  • Coal Mining Photographed with a 100-Megapixel Camera
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    After reading about how mining-related injuries and deaths are systematically covered up by many authorities, Swedish photographer Sebastian Sardi began a project in 2008 called Black Diamond that focuses on miners and mines. The photographer, who splits his time between Denmark and Sweden, has spent the past several years photographing the burning coalfields of Jharkhand […]

  • Five Tips to Get Photographers Through Wedding Season
    by Scott Choucino on July 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Wedding season is in full swing in the UK. It can be a tiring and stressful time, so here are five tips to help you get through. [More... […]

  • These are the winners of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
    on July 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Jashim Salam, BangladeshGrand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS), was founded in 2007, making it the longest running iPhone photo competition in the world. Now in its 11th year, the winners of the IPPAWARDS have just been announced, and looking at the winning image it should be pretty clear that you don't always need a DSLR and big lens to capture outstanding photographs. The Grand Prize winning image is called “Displaced" and shows Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh. It was captured by photographer Jashim Salam on an iPhone 7. Swiss photographer Alexandre Weber's contribution "Baiana in yellow and blue" was captured on an iPhone 6S in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil and was awarded 1st prize in the Photographer of the Year category. Alexandre Weber, Switzerland1st Place, Photographer of the Year Huapeng Zhao from China won the 2nd prize for his […]

  • Photog Dog-Piled by Croatia at World Cup Given 7-Day Croatia Vacation
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    The photographer who was dog-piled by celebrating Croatian soccer players at the World Cup — and who gained worldwide fame by continuing to shoot as it happened — has been given a 7-day vacation to Croatia by the country. The Croatian National Tourist Board extended the invitation to Cortez, who’s the Chief Photographer of AFP […]

  • Ring Alarm Security Kit review: Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system nails simple home security - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on July 20, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Ring's crazy-affordable DIY system isn't fancy, but it's a solid DIY system at an unbeatable price. […]

  • The World’s Highest Street Photo
    by Chris Page on July 20, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    This is a tale of friendship, family, photography, and travel. Forgive me if I stray from the narrative of cameras and the like, but photography does not exist on an island. My claim to have captured the Highest Street Photo in the World admittedly relies on a relatively restrictive definition of what this genre entails. […]

  • ‘P’ is For Pariah: The Nikon 500m f/4 P Lens on a Sony a7R II
    by Tom Leonard on July 20, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    My family and I recently moved back up to North Carolina. It feels so good to be back in the place we feel is home to us. Now surrounded again by all this State’s natural beauty and wildlife, I’ve had quite the itch to ramp up my efforts in bird photography that began down in […]

  • This Timelapse Shows the Ultra-Bright Mars Rising in the Night Sky
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Mars is brighter than it has been for 15 years this month, and it’s so bright that you can shoot its reflection in the ocean. Felix Jäger of Austria shot this 30-second timelapse showing the uber-bright red planet rising into the sky from behind his house. “The low light pollution of our small city lets […]

  • Asus ROG Strix GL504 Scar II review: The Scar II has a great screen, but an ugly paint job - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on July 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    With a slim-bezel, 144Hz display and Nvidia 1070 GPU, this is a feature-packed 15-inch laptop, even if it's not a looker. […]

  • Fujifilm Unveils the Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 and 8-16mm f/2.8
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Fujifilm has announced two new lenses for its X Series line of mirrorless cameras: an XF 200mm f/2 OIS telephoto lens and an 8-16mm f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. There’s also a new 1.4X teleconverter. Fujinon XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR and 1.4X TC The new Fujinon 200mm f/2 OIS is Fujifilm’s first super-fast telephoto […]

  • Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Lens
    on July 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    The Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR is the first super-fast F2 telephoto lens for the mirrorless X Series system. It boasts ultra-high image quality and pairs perfectly with new 1.4x XF teleconverter.The Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR will be available from late October 2018 priced at £5399 […]

  • Indiegogo: KOBRA Flash Modifier
    by Canon Rumors on July 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    If you missed out on the very successful Kickstarter campaign for the KOBRA flash modifier, you can take advantage of their second campaign and savings over at Indiegogo. You can visit Indiegogo now to learn more about the KOBRA Flash Modifier, the press releases is after the break. Learn more about the KOBRA Flash Modifier Read more... […]

  • Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
    on July 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR is an ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness. The FUJINON XF 8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR will be available from late November 2018 priced at £1799. […]

  • New Luminar 2018 Flash Sale for the lowest price ever
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Get Luminar 2018 for the lowest price ever: New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for $49 (instead of $69). Current users of Luminar 2017 can upgrade for $39 (instead of $49). OFFER AVAILABILITY: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 The post New Luminar 2018 Flash Sale for the lowest price ever appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 review – preview
    by Gordon Laing on July 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 is an ultra wide zoom designed for Fujifilm's X-Series mirrorless cameras. It delivers the widest coverage in the system to date, making it ideal for landscape, architectural and astrophotography. It's an unashamedly high-end lens and you can find out more in my preview!… The post Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 review – preview appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm XF 33mm F1 R WR, XF 16mm F2.8 R WR, XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Added to Lens Roadmap
    on July 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Fujifilm has unveiled their latest development roadmap for interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of digital cameras, expanding the lineup of high-performance lenses even further by adding the XF 33mm F1 R WR, XF 16mm F2.8 R WR and XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR. […]

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 added to studio scene comparison
    on July 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Our test scene is designed to simulate a variety of textures, colors and detail types you'll encounter in the real world. It also has two illumination modes to see the effects of different lighting conditions. Our technical evaluation of the Panasonic GX9 has included a trip to the studio, where we put its 20MP Four Thirds sensor in front of our standard test scene. We've seen solid image quality from this sensor before, but Panasonic says that it has gone one step further and improved color rendition compared to both the 20MP GX8 and 16MP GX85. Take a closer look at its performance against its predecessors as well as its peers. […]

  • Fujifilm to Boost Production Capacity for Interchangeable Lenses By 70%
    on July 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Addressing the ever-increasing demand for mirrorless digital cameras, Fujifilm is set to boost its production capacity for interchangeable lenses by 70% by 2020. […]

  • One of the most epic FAKE rumors I received in these years: E-mount is dead 🙂
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 20, 2018 at 11:32 am

    I just got this super long and 99,999% Fake rumor from an anonymous source. I usually don’t publishe these kind of rumors I am certain to be wrong. But “The Source” put so much effort to spread wrong info that I found it funny and interesting enough to post it on SAR. I thank “The […] The post One of the most epic FAKE rumors I received in these years: E-mount is dead 🙂 appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Buying guide update: The Sony RX100 VI is the best travel camera
    on July 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI earned high marks in our recent review and has earned a spot at the top of our Best Cameras for Travel buying guide, thanks to its long zoom and excellent still and video quality. Click through below to see all three of our updated buying guides: Read our updated buying guide: Best Cameras for Travel Read our updated buying guide: Best Pocketable Enthusiast cameras Read our updated buying guide: Best Enthusiast Long Zoom cameras […]

  • Venus Optics just released a teaser for a new 24mm f/14 E-mount lens that will cost $1 (if you are fast) !!!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 20, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Venus Optics just released a teaser of a new 24mm f/14 macro lens that will be available for E-mount too. I was told the Sony E mount version will be available to order in Kickstarter in a few days. The earliest guy may be able to  grab the lens for $1. The post Venus Optics just released a teaser for a new 24mm f/14 E-mount lens that will cost $1 (if you are fast) !!! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • New issue out now
    by Geoff Harris on July 20, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Check out the latest issue of Amateur Photographer, featuring a must-read lens special. Discover some great creative lenses you can pick up for a song, some of the best places to hire more specialist and expensive lenses, how to get the most from tilt/shift lenses, and 10 classic lenses from history. We also show how to stay sharp when shooting handheld, and much more...  Don’t forget if you can’t find a copy in your local newsagent, why not subscribe. It works out cheaper …Continue reading » […]

  • New Nikon D850 trade-in bonus offer in the UK
    by [NR] admin on July 20, 2018 at 5:58 am

    While the Nikon D850 camera has been out of stock in the US for almost 12 months, there is a new D850 trade-in bonus offer in the UK. You can see the details at WEX, Park Camera and Jessops. Related posts:New Nikon D5 trade-up promo in the US Thinking of upgrading to the D850? This is how much you can get for your current full frame Nikon DSLR camera Nikon D850 now in stock at BestBuy […]

  • Fujifilm announces XF 8-16mm f/2.8, XF 200mm f/2 and three new additions to its XF lens roadmap
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

    It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens. In addition to these two new XF lenses, Fujifilm has also released an updated lens roadmap featuring a trio of upcoming optics, including an XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR lens, the first autofocus-equipped mirrorless lens to feature a maximum aperture of f/1.0. First up, let's look at the new Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm goes long with Fujinon XF 200mm F2 lens and teleconverter kit
    on July 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Fujifilm has announced its Fujinon XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens, which will be bundled with a matching 1.4x teleconverter. The lens has a 'matte silver' magnesium alloy body with an eye-catching green hood and is sealed against dust and moisture. The 200mm F2 has a total of 19 elements, including one Super ED and two ED elements, and the front glass has a fluorine coating to keep away fingerprints and water. Linear motors keep focus quick and quiet and the image stabilizer reduces shake by up to five stops, according to Fujifilm. The XF 1.4X TC F2 WR teleconverter boosts the focal length of the lens to 280mm, with the maximum aperture rising a stop to F2.8. As with the lens, the teleconverter is weather-sealed. The lens and teleconverter kit will be available in late October for just under $6000. Press Release: FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FUJINON XF 8-16MM F2.8 R LM WR LENS; FUJINON XF 200MM F2 R LM OIS WR TELEPHOTO LENS AND XF 1.4X TC F2 WR TELECONVERTER KIT Ultra-wide angle […]

  • Fujifilm's XF 8-16mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom arrives in November
    on July 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Fujifilm's widest X-series zoom to date, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR, will ship in late November: just in time for Christmas. The lens has a total of 20 elements, including four aspherical, three ED and three Super ED, plus a Nano GI coating to reduce ghosting and flare. The lens has linear motors for responsive and quiet focusing, a nine-blade aperture and a minimum focus distance of 25 cm / 9.8". The lens is sealed against dust and moisture and operates down to -10°C/+14°F. The XF 8-16mm F2.8 will be priced at $2000. Press Release: FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FUJINON XF 8-16MMF2.8 R LM WR LENS; FUJINON XF 200MMF2 R LM OIS WR TELEPHOTO LENS AND XF 1.4X TC F2 WR TELECONVERTER KIT Ultra-wide angle zoom lens and super-fast telephoto lens with accompanying teleconverter for the X Series line of mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras; Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled Valhalla, N.Y., July 20, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced […]

  • Fujifilm adds 33mm F1.0, 16mm F2.8 and 16-80mm F4 lenses to X-series roadmap
    on July 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Fujifilm has added three new lenses to its X-mount roadmap. The most interesting of the lenses is definitely the XF 33mm F1.0 R WR, a weather-sealed lens that, when mounted on an X-series body, is equivalent to 50mm F1.5 on full-frame. Also in the pipeline are a 16mm F2.8 prime and a stabilized 16-80mm F4 zoom, both of which are weather-resistant. Click for larger view The 16mm prime and 16-80mm zoom lenses are expected in 2019, with the 33mm F1.0 arriving sometime in 2020. Press Release: Updated X Mount Lens Roadmap Unveiled Also announced is the latest development roadmap of interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds three new lenses to the lineup: a compact wide angle lens, XF16mmF2.8 R WR, perfect for landscape and travel photography; a standard zoom lens, XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR, which boasts a 5x zoom range with a broad focal range, providing a versatile lens capable of covering a wide range of shooting scenarios; and a […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 20, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Shape Handheld Camera Cage for Sony A7 III and A7R III Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Sony a7III shutter latency — EFCS (Jim Kasson). 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year (National Geographic). Commlite High Speed EF to E Mount Adapter Review | […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • 2019 Subaru Ascent review: Getting it right - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on July 19, 2018 at 8:48 pm

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

  • Camera Brands Should Offer Device Installment Plans
    by Derrick Ruf on July 19, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    The photography industry and it’s consumers would both benefit from introducing the predominant mobile phone sales model. [More... […]

  • The HumanEyes Vuze XR shoots both 360° and 180° (3D) video
    on July 19, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    HumanEyes Technology has announced the Vuze XR camera, a product the company describes as a 'dual camera' since it can be used for two distinctly different applications. The Vuze XR captures standard 360° spherical video in 5.7K resolution. Like the Rylo Camera or the GoPro Fusion, it appears to provide editing tools that will allow users to create 16:9 videos from the 360° footage or zoom out to a 'tiny planet' view, allowing for a lot of creative choices to be made after video is recorded. By flipping both of its cameras outward, the Vuze XR transforms into a camera that captures 180° stereoscopic video similar to the Lucid VR or Yi Horizon VR180 camera, providing an immersive 3D experience to viewers when used with VR goggles. While the Vuze XR doesn't appear to break significant ground in either area, it presents an interesting option for 360°/VR content creators. Instead of having to purchase and carry two separate cameras, each of which may require different […]

  • Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test: The longest lens in the GF lens lineup delivers fantastic image quality
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Click here to read my Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, there was a distinct lack of longer lenses. With the new Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, GFX owners now have a nearly 200mm-equivalent prime lens and alongside it, a 1.4x teleconverter designed specifically for the GF 250mm f/4. I had the opportunity to test out the new lens and the teleconverter, and I came away very impressed. The lens is built extremely well, delivers good autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization... (read more) […]

  • Turn Ordinary Streets Into Extraordinary With Long Exposures
    by Wasim Ahmad on July 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    When you’re looking for something to shoot, sometimes the answer is right in front of your eyes, or perhaps your house: your street. Here’s how to make an everyday street more interesting with long exposures. [More... […]

  • Just Announced SLR Magic Micro Prime Cine E-mount Lenses
    by SonyAlpha Admin on July 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    SLRmagic announced a nice set of four Full Frame Cine T1.2 lenses for E-mount! Here are the links to the specs info and preorder option at BHphoto: SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.2 SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 35mm T1.2 SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 50mm T1.2 SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 75mm T1.2 This is the press […] The post Just Announced SLR Magic Micro Prime Cine E-mount Lenses appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Patent: Further Refinement and Precision of DPAF Sensors
    by Canon Rumors on July 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    A patent showing further improvements for DPAF sensors has appeared. It’s obvious Canon is going to continue to improve one of its core technologies. According to Canon News:  One of the problems with any phase detect system whether it be with a separate AF sensor such as with our DSLRs, or with the on sensor Read more... […]

  • Better SEO: Finding Keywords for Your Photography Website
    by Danette Chappell on July 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    If you know anything about SEO (search engine optimization), then you know that finding good keywords is, well, key. Here are a few ways to find new keyword ideas and how to implement them on your website. [More... […]

  • The Developist is an In-Development DIY Auto Film Processor
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    A truly mass-market (and widely adopted) at-home automatic film processing machine has yet to appear in the world of photography. Photographer Mark Webb didn’t want to wait around for one to show up, so he cobbled together one with his hardware and software knowledge. It’s called the Developist. Webb, who calls himself “an English bloke […]

  • Skylum Luminar 2018 new low price
    by [NR] admin on July 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Skylum is running a flash sale on their Luminar 2018 photo editing software for the next 4 days only (Thursday, July 19, through to Sunday, July 22). Here is the discounted pricing - the lowest Luminar offer I have seen so far: New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for $49 (instead of $69) Current users of Luminar 2017 […] Related posts:Deal of the day: Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR (coupon code included) Macphun Luminar 2018 update released with Nikon D850 support Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC now available for pre-order (Lightroom alternative) […]

  • Fujifilm XF10 review – preview
    by Gordon Laing on July 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    The Fujifilm XF10 is a high-end compact camera aimed at enthusiasts, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, fixed 28mm f2.8 equivalent lens, touchscreen, Wifi and Bluetooth. Find out more about this unofficial successor to the X70, how it compares and where it fits in the range in my preview!… The post Fujifilm XF10 review – preview appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Patent: New Improved Shutter
    by Canon Rumors on July 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    A new patent application showing an improved mechanical shutter has appeared. According to Canon News, this application describes a shutter with a low power requirement and a fast release time lag.  No mention if it is quieter, which is always nice as well. From US Patent Application 20180196333: This embodiment provides a shutter apparatus and an image Read more... […]

  • Make the Impossible Possible With the Help of Stock Images
    by David Strauss on July 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    There are times when the kind of image you want to create just isn't possible on the day of a shoot. Don't let practicalities get in the way of your imagination; take advantage of stock images. [More... […]

  • Huawei launches photography contest with an AI judge
    on July 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Huawei has launched the world's first photography contest with both AI and human judges. The company invites photographers to submit their best images to its 'Spark A Renaissance' competition, during which time both Huawei's P20 Pro smartphone AI and Leica pro photographer Alex Lambrechts will review the images. The contest revolves around the P20 Pro, Huawei's smartphone co-engineered with Leica. The handset features a triple-camera system and Huawei's Master AI, which works in real-time to determine which of 19 categories any particular scene belongs to, automatically adjusting the settings in an effort to produce the ideal image. The contest began on July 12 and will run for 8 weeks. During this time, photographers can submit their images via a Facebook Messenger chatbot, where Huawei explains that its P20 AI will evaluate it in multiple ways: Trained using 4,000,000 images taken by professional photographers and picture editors the AI will then give each photo a personalised AI […]

  • These Are the Best iPhone Photos of 2018
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    The IPPAWARDS, or iPhone Photography Awards, has been celebrating the joy of iPhone photography since 2007, and it just released the winners of its 2018 photo contest celebrating the best iPhone photos of the year. The grand prize winner this year is Jashim Salam of Bangladesh, who shot the above photo with an iPhone 7. […]

  • The New Top-of-the-Line MacBook Pro Has Heat Issues That Kill Performance
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    A week ago, Apple announced upgrades to its MacBook Pro line that brings the processing power of the 15-inch version up to a 6-core 8th generation Intel CPU. The new CPU is supposed to bring a 70% performance increase, but reviews are finding that the laptop runs too hot, throttling the real-world CPU performance. In […]

  • Panasonic Lumix FT7 Sample Images
    on July 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    ​Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Panasonic Lumix FT7 waterproof compact camera. The Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a water, freeze, shock and dust proof compact camera with a 4.6x zoom lens, 20 megapixel sensor, electronic viewfinder, 3-inch 1040K-dot LCD monitor, and 4K video recording. […]

  • This Best-Selling Digital Photography Book is Free Right Now
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Heads up: you can currently download one of the most popular digital photography books out there. Tony Northrup is giving away How to Create Stunning Digital Photography as a free eBook download. Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup just blew past the 1 million subscriber mark with their ultra-popular YouTube channel, and to celebrate, they’re doing […]

  • Fujifilm XF10 is the cheapest APS-C compact yet - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on July 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    At $500 it's less expensive than many smaller-sensor competitors. But it's got a relatively slim feature set in comparison, too. […]

  • The new Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8N lens for Nikon F-mount is now listed for pre-order at B&H
    by [NR] admin on July 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    The new Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8N lens for Nikon F-mount is now listed for pre-order at B&H. The price is $557.99. Additional information: F-Mount Lens/FX Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22 UD Aspherical and Aspherical Elements Anomalous Dispersion and UHR Elements Multi-Coated Elements DC Autofocus Motor, AF/MF Switch Micro-USB Port for Firmware Updates Seven-Blade Diaphragm Features: […] Related posts:Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens for Nikon F-mount Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens technical specifications Yongnuo to announce a new 14mm f/2.8 lens […]

  • Moto E5 Plus review: Not your first budget choice - CNET
    by Perla Shaheen on July 19, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    It's not even Moto's best cheap phone. […]

  • ‘Rain Bomb’ Captured by Airport Cam
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Microbursts are intense small-scale downdrafts that can dump a huge amount of rain on a small area in a short period of time. From a distance, the phenomenon looks like a pillar of water crashing down on the Earth. In Arizona, an airport security camera just captured one of these “rain bombs.” Royal Norman, the […]

  • Manfrotto Manhattan Mover 30 Backpack and Speedy 30 Messenger
    on July 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Manfrotto has expanded its Manhattan Camera Bag Collection by adding two new models, the new Mover 30 Backpack and Speedy 30 Messenger.The new Manhattan bags start from RRP £95.95. […]

  • How I Captured a Wasp Paralyzing a Tarantula
    by Lior Kestenberg on July 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I’m a bug enthusiast and macro photographer, and I was recently fortunate enough to photograph a wasp fighting a tarantula. It felt like winning the lottery. At the end of a rather dull and disappointing 4-day-long macro photography trip to a mountainous region in Israel, I was ready to pack up my stuff and head […]

  • Fujifilm XF10 is an Ultra-Light Compact Camera with an APS-C Sensor
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Fujifilm has just announced the XF10, a new tiny camera with a big sensor. It’s an ultra-lightweight X Series compact camera that boasts an APS-C CMOS sensor at its core. The pocket-sized camera shoots 24.2-megapixel photos (with a 3:2 aspect ratio), 4K video (30-min continuous recording), and Full HD high-speed video. On the front of […]

  • planetOids – 2018-07-19 – Landscape Photography Gone Wrong, Photographing History, Photography Contest and More
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 19, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    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. Have you ever abandoned your warm, ... The post planetOids – 2018-07-19 – Landscape Photography Gone Wrong, Photographing History, Photography Contest and More appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesplanetOids – 2018-07-09 – Best Photo Editing Apps, Inventions for Wildlife Photography, Nikon Mirrorless Cameras and moreFinally! Someone’s Bringing An Intelligent Camera Assistant to DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras!planetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app&nbs […]

  • Vuze XR Dual 360° and VR180 Camera
    on July 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    With the touch of a button, the Vuze XR transforms from a 360° camera to a VR180 camera, enabling content creators to spontaneously tell any story, from every angle.Available in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Vuze XR Camera will be available for purchase in the £400 price range. Additional camera details, specifications and pricing will be available in the coming months. […]

  • UA Sport Wireless Train: These on-ear headphones are built for the gym - CNET
    by David Carnoy on July 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Under Armour's new Engineered by JBL rugged on-ear wireless sport headphones are finally available almost a year after they were first announced. Was it worth the wait? […]

  • Fujifilm X-T100 Review
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The Fujifilm X-T100 is the latest mirrorless camera to hit the streets, combining the image quality of the entry-level X-A series cameras with the features and styling of the more premium X-T models, at a price that won't break the bank. Does it hit the right balance between those two ranges? Find out now by reading our detailed Fujifilm X-T100 review... […]

  • Huawei ups the budget ante with the affordable Nova 3i - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on July 19, 2018 at 10:29 am

    The new midrange phone from Huawei gets 4 AI-powered cameras and a beautiful gradient finish. […]

  • A day at Stowe on the Panasonic Lumix Roadshow
    by Nigel Atherton on July 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

    AP Editor Nigel Atherton joined Panasonic at one of the stops on their LUMIX Roadshow tour of National Trust properties, at which visitors got to try a LUMIX camera for the day. He spoke to some of the visitors to see how they got onOn the weekend that Harry and Meghan tied the knot, the Panasonic LUMIX Roadshow crew were just a few miles …Continue reading » […]

  • Excire Search and Excire Search Pro
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Excire Search and Excire Search Pro is a powerful image-retrieval and annotation software plug-in for Lightroom.Excire Search Pro is available now (Mac or Windows) for $119 and the simpler Excire Search plug-in, is also available now (Mac or Windows) for $69. […]

  • 2018 Buick Regal TourX review: Stylish and solid, but not a great value - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on July 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Buick's stylish, tall wagon emphasizes comfort over performance. […]

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 & XZ2 Compact First Look
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    We've got the Xperia XZ2 & XZ2 compact in for review - here are our first impressions. […]

  • Fujifilm announces new compact XF10: Featuring a 28mm equiv. f/2.8 lens, 24MP APS-C sensor and more
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Click here to read our Fuji XF10 Preview After discontinuing the Fujifilm X70, there has been something of a hole in the X Series lineup for users looking for a compact fixed-lens camera that costs less than the $1,000-plus price tag of the X100F. No longer, with the new Fuji XF10. The XF10 utilizes an 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) f/2.8 built-in lens, like the X70, but includes a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS Bayer sensor in lieu of the 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor. Other modern additions include a 3-inch touchscreen display, a... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm XF10 Premium Compact Camera with APS-C Sensor and 28mm Lens
    on July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Fujifilm XF10 is an ultra lightweight, travel-friendly premium compact camera featuring an APS-C sized sensor, 28mm lens and enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. The Fujifilm XF10 will be available from August 2018 in Champagne Gold and Black for £449. […]

  • Fujifilm's XF10 is a small, wide-angle APS-C compact
    on July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Fujifilm has announced the XF10, an APS-C sensor compact camera with a fast prime lens. It retains the same 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens as the X70 but now uses a 24MP Bayer color filter rather than X-Trans. The XF10 appears to be a simplified X70 with a higher resolution sensor. The XF10 has a mode dial in the place of the X70's shutter speed control and it also loses the focus mode switch from the front plate and the tilting screen that made the X70 attractive to street shooters. Like the Fujifilm X-E3, the XF10 has an AF joystick on the back, and uses directional swipes on the rear touchscreen instead of offering a four-way controller. One of the functions that can be accessed this way is 'Square Mode', which is a quick way to jump to shooting in the Instagram-tastic 1:1 aspect ratio. Sadly the XF10 appears to use the previous generation processor meaning that, although it says '4K' in the press release, it can only shoot at 15 fps, which doesn't really count as video in our opinion. […]

  • New Nikon books
    by [NR] admin on July 19, 2018 at 4:20 am

    The third edition (2018) of the book Nikon: A Celebration is coming soon (August 27th): Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon ES | Amazon IT | Amazon CA. Mastering the Nikon D850 (September 14th): Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon ES | Amazon IT | Amazon CA. Nikon D850: Learning the Essentials: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | […] Related posts:The latest Nikon books Nikon Rumors @ Amazon blog Nikon D90 guide coming by Thanksgiving… plus Nikon D90 specs (updated) […]

  • Excire announces pair of Lightroom plug-ins designed to utilize Artificial Intelligence to tag all your images
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

    As hard-working engineers and programmers continue to improve artificial intelligence, it will likely play an ever-growing influence in our lives, including with respect to photography and photo editing. Florida-based Excire, Inc. has announced a pair of new plug-ins for Lightroom, Excire Search and Excire Search Pro, which are designed to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to analyze and tag your images with any of the 500 built-in keywords (125 if you are using Excire Search rather than Excire Search Pro). Excire... (read more) […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Manfrotto TwistGrip Smartphone Clamp: Does Money Buy Happiness?
    by Ryan Mense on July 18, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Just like many other product lines that cater to smartphone users, the clamp arena is saturated with clones and cheaply made accessories. So when well-known photo accessory company Manfrotto enters with their own original, $50 premium take on the smartphone clamp, should we expect nothing less than greatness? [More... […]

  • Yamaha slims things down for the RX-S602 receiver - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on July 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    The Yamaha RX-S602 is a compact AV receiver with multiroom capabilities, but only four HDMI inputs. […]

  • Talent, Not Tools, Will Determine the Quality of Your Photography
    by Christopher Malcolm on July 18, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Today, I state the obvious. But sometimes even the most obvious things can be easy to forget. [More... […]

  • Philips Momentum 43 ships as first DisplayHDR 1000-certified 4K monitor for $1,000 - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on July 18, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Gamers, boot your consoles. […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the BenQ SW320 and PV3200PT, Two Fantastic 4K Monitors
    by Usman Dawood on July 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    For many photographers and videographers, editing and post-production are a vital part of the process. For this reason, it's crucial to have an accurate and effective display to work on in order to produce the best results.  [More... […]

  • JBL Clip 3 review: A top-notch waterproof travel speaker - CNET
    by David Carnoy on July 18, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    The next generation of JBL's ultraportable Clip speaker delivers with improved sound quality, better battery life and a more rugged design. […]

  • Why That $699 MacBook eGPU May Be a Waste for Photographers
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Last week, Apple and Blackmagic unveiled a new $699 external GPU (eGPU) that brings “desktop-class” graphics performance to MacBook Pros. But if you were hoping that it would be a godsend for speeding up your sluggish Photoshop or Lightroom for post-processing photos, you may want to check out this new 16-minute review by photoshopCAFE. Colin […]

  • Special report demands 'Me Too' moment for photojournalism
    on July 18, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    ©Darrel Frost/CJR. Used with kind permission It won't come as a surprise to anyone that there are some unpleasant, predatory men within the photography industry. However, a long-form, extensively researched special report in the Columbia Journalism Review about sexual harassment in photojournalism is still a depressing, eye-opening read. As the report bluntly spells out: "Photojournalism has a sexual harassment problem." "An issue that’s long been discussed in private was catapulted into the open: Photojournalism has a sexual harassment problem." The article details multiple female photographers' experiences of being harassed by men in the industry: "many women in the industry say the behavior is so common that they have long considered it simply one of the realities of working as a woman in the profession," it says. But looking beyond the specific examples, the insights it offers about the way the structure of the industry leaves young photographers (and particularly young […]

  • Crisp, Fast, and Wide: Fstoppers Reviews the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Wide-Angle Lens
    by Rex Jones on July 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Meet the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone, a wide-angle lens designed for photographers who need a dependable lens even in extreme situations. The lens, coming to you from TH Swiss Company, first debuted in 2016 and is now widely available for Canon, Nikon, and Pentax mount systems. [More... […]

  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Macro Photographer
    by Jaymes Dempsey on July 18, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Maybe you’re a beginner, just got your first camera, and you’re trying to learn to navigate the world of photography. Or you’ve been photographing for a while, but you’re looking for something different, something new. How do you decide the best direction for your photography? How do you find that photographic genre that really clicks […]

  • The Canon M50 Camera. Worlds best Auto Focus in Mirrorless (for video)? I seem to think so..
    by Steve Huff on July 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    The Canon M50 Camera. Worlds best Auto Focus for mirrorless (for video)? I seem to think so.. By Steve Huff Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and what a great day it is. Just wanted to give [... […]

  • This Drone Hovered Dangerously Close to an Airliner Takeoff
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    A new drone video has emerged that has people shaking their heads. The 2-minute clip shows a drone hovering a short distance away from an airport runway while an Airbus A380, the largest commercial airliner with seating for up to 525 people, takes off and whizzes right past the drone. Fstoppers reports that the Emirates […]

  • Speed Up Your Postproduction Workflow by Learning How to Create Photoshop Scripts: Fstoppers Reviews the Photoshop Scripting for Artists Course
    by Quentin Decaillet on July 18, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Being able to automate repetitive parts of a retouching workflow in Photoshop directly translates into a saving of both time and money. This saving could make the all the difference in meeting or missing a deadline or making it home early to see your family. How can you make it a reality? Actions are certainly one option however they are severely limited to straight repetition of the original steps. Scripting is actually the answer that you have been looking for. Think of scripts as intelligent actions on steroids.  [More... […]

  • Photos That Show Similarities Between the Human Body and Nature
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on July 18, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Visual Exercises is a new photo project by Polish fine art and portrait photographer Alicja Brodowicz, who hunted for similarities between the human body and nature created diptychs of her findings. I photograph the human body – the microcosm,” Brodowicz says. “Its’ fragments: hair, scars, texture of skin, wrinkles. I am interested in individual particularities; […]

  • Nikon KeyMission action cameras listed as discontinued on maker's websites
    on July 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Nikon now lists its KeyMission action cameras as discontinued on its UK and Japan websites, a change first spotted by Nikon Rumors. The maker's UK website lists the KeyMission 80 as "discontinued," though neither the KeyMission 170 or 360 models show the same notice. The Nikon Japan website lists the KeyMission 360 as an "old product," but doesn't include the KeyMission 80 or 170 models under its discontinued action camera page. The Nikon USA website does not currently list any of the KeyMission cameras as discontinued and is still selling all three models. The Nikon UK website is still selling the KeyMission 360 model, but lists the 170 as out of stock and the 80 as discontinued. Existing inventory is still available to purchase through online retailers like B&H Photo. We have reached out to Nikon for an official statement. Via: Nikon Rumors […]

  • Leica participates in $121M funding round for computational photography company Light
    on July 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    As far as camera makers go, Leica and Light could not be further apart. Leica has a rich photographic heritage and, at least in the minds of many photographers, stands for beautifully manufactured mechanical devices. Light is a very new company and with its 16-sensor L16 camera is by many regarded as a spearhead of innovation in digital imaging. Nonetheless - or maybe because of those differences - Leica is now an investor and shareholder in Light. The latter just announced a $121 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund. Leica is one of the participants in the round as well, investing an undisclosed amount. The company confirms that we will see Light-powered smartphones later this year In the announcement the company confirms that we will see Light-powered smartphones later this year and says it is planning to use the funding to expand in sectors beyond consumer imaging. “The new funding will allow Light to expand the reach of its imaging platform beyond […]

  • What to expect next from Nikon and some new hints about announcement dates
    by [NR] admin on July 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    After the previously rumored Coolpix P1000 camera and Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens were officially announced, here is an updated list of what to expect next from Nikon - there are still 4 already registered but not-yet-announced Nikon cameras (see previous "what to expect posts" here): No news on a potential Nikon D750 replacement, […] Related posts:Recap: what to expect next from Nikon? What to expect next from Nikon? What to expect next from Nikon […]

  • This is the Power of the 125x Lens on the Nikon P1000
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">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="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">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. […]

  • ​Kandao Raw+ Uses Computational Photography to Improve Low-light Image Quality
    on July 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Kandao Raw+ uses computational photography techniques to help you take better quality images in such situations. It is a smart tool on computer that helps you to produce a new image with increased detail, dynamic range and lower noise, by combining a burst shots of raw images into one. […]

  • Leica Invests in Light as Part of Massive $121M Funding Round
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">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 […]

  • Fujifilm XT100 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on July 18, 2018 at 2:00 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. […]

  • 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). One note we'd add is that Canon's dual cross-type AF points aren't primarily for detecting detail along more axes, but for increasing the precision of these […]

  • 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 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 detchells@imaging-resource.com 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) […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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: This is how the 125x extended zoom lens looks like: Nikon Coolpix P1000 - what you need to know (dpreview): 125X optical zoom (24-3000mm equivalent) […] Related posts:Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera finally announced with 24-3000mm 125x zoom Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera now available for pre-order New patent: the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement could have a 100x zoom lens […]

  • As she battled and beat cancer, Kathryn Dyer found peace and passion through photography
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com 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) […]

  • Sony A7 III Review Conclusion: Sony’s best all-around full-frame mirrorless camera to date
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com 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) […]

  • 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... […]

  • Impressive New Product: Blackmagic Design Unveils the Powerful New Blackmagic eGPU for Mac
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (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 Sony RX100 should you choose?
    on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    There have now been seven variants of the Sony 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
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    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 StoriesImpressive New Product: Blackmagic Design Unveils the Powerful New Blackmagic eGPU for MacplanetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and MoreFrame.io Releases New Security Updates and Earns Top Compliance Rating&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. […]

  • How to utilize foreground elements to create stronger ultra wide angle images
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com 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 detchells@imaging-resource.com 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... […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ben Horne cleans up litter & finds nice compositions on the 7th day of his spring photo trip
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 detchells@imaging-resource.com 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) […]

  • 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 detchells@imaging-resource.com 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... […]

  • 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 pic.twitter.com/Z1XkMBgdwb — 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 detchells@imaging-resource.com 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... […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 detchells@imaging-resource.com 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. […]

  • My Family Vacation “Secret Weapon” Lens By Michael James Murray
    by Steve Huff on July 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    My Family Vacation “Secret Weapon” Lens By Michael James Murray You can follow me on Instagram @wellframed Some photographic tools wow you for a couple of weeks or months but eventually migrate to the back [... […]

  • More powerful notebooks from Apple in the MacBook Pro line
    on July 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Apple has updated its MacBook Pro series of notebooks with 15in and 13in models that are claimed to be better for intense image and video editing. The company says the new models are the most advanced ever, and that they feature 8th generation Intel Core processors for faster performance. The 15in model runs 70% faster than its predecessor with its new 6-core processor, while the 13in model sports a 4-core processor that makes it twice as fast as the previous generation. The 15in model's memory boosted to 32GB and can accommodate a 4TB SSD card for storage. The 13in model can cope with 2TB of SSD. Both models offer a 500-nit Retina screen that Apple says is the best MacBook display to date, and which is compatible with the P3 wide gamut color space. The new MacBook Pro models will cost $1799 and $2399. For more information see the Apple website. Press release Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros Now Featuring Up to 6-Core Processors and 32GB of […]

  • Huawei P20 Lite review: Cheap and gorgeous Moto G6 alternative - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on July 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    The Moto G6 has nothing on the P20 Lite's classy looks. […]

  • Another new Sony! The RX100 VA is Announced!
    by Steve Huff on July 13, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Another new Sony! The RX100 VA is Announced! Yep, another new Sony RX100 has been announced with a ship date of NEXT MONTH, August. It is an updated RX100 V, so basically a V with [... […]

  • Report: Adobe to launch full version of Photoshop for iPad this October
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Part of the vision of the "Creative Cloud" was to offer their vast array of products across different platforms without sacrificing any user experience, data or functionality. That was six years ago, and we've only recently started to see that vision come to life in meaningful ways with the announcement of Rush last month. But according to Bloomberg, Rush was only the beginning as sources they claim have "knowledge of the plan" but wish to remain anonymous, have spoken out about the future of Photoshop: Adobe will launch a full... (read more) […]

  • Rode NT USB review
    by Gordon Laing on July 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    The Rode NT USB is a broadcast-quality USB microphone designed to capture a wide range of sound from vocals to musical instruments. The condenser design captures a broader range of frequencies than dynamic mics like the Podcaster, allowing it to deliver more transparent audio. Check out my review!… The post Rode NT USB review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • 3 tips for capturing great bird photos on dull cloudy days
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    When photographing birds, you often want a very high shutter speed, which means you need a lot of light. However, what do you do if you're photographing on a cloudy day? Photographer Tim Boyer has a new video offering three tips for bird photography on cloudy days. If you have a bland, gray sky that really saps the life from an image, the best thing you can do is keep the sky out of the picture altogether. You can raise the camera up to get a different angle and eliminate the sky from your frame. A small shift in position can... (read more) […]

  • Sigma Releases New Firmware For Improved Canon Compatibility With Several Art Series Lenses
    by Canon Rumors on July 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. This firmware also corrects the phenomenon whereby the continuous shooting speed decreases in certain combinations with Read more... […]

  • Nikon photographer gets crushed at the FIFA 2018 World Cup semifinal, continues to take pictures
    by [NR] admin on July 13, 2018 at 4:02 am

    At the FIFA 2018 World Cup semifinal (England vs. Croatia, 1:2) the Croatian soccer players crashed into the AFP photojournalist Yuri Cortez after scoring their second winning goal. Some good pictures came out of his Nikon camera (it seems that his other Nikon camera had the new AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens attached): […] Related posts:Most of the photos in the World Press Photo 2018 contest were taken with Nikon (51.5%) and DSLR cameras (83.5%) Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 Nikon websites maintenance continues across the world […]

  • New 2018 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro: Everything under the hood - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on July 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    This minor refresh features an eighth-gen Intel processor, more RAM and storage for the same price. […]

  • Does your MacBook Pro need more horsepower? Blackmagic has partnered with Apple to create this external GPU
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Have you ever wished your MacBook Pro had more computing power? Or maybe you just wish that you could have your laptop be both your mobile and desktop machine, but it just doesn't pack the horses you need to be a dedicated office editing computer. Well, perhaps that now can change and without breaking the bank. Today, Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software made in tandem with Apple and designed to amplify the MacBook Pro. The Blackmagic eGPU features a... (read more) […]

  • Today only: Vello battery grips for Nikon DSLR cameras on sale
    by [NR] admin on July 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Today only: the B&H Deal Zone has many Vello Nikon DSLR battery grips on sale for pretty much all available cameras (Nikon D5500, D5600 D7100, D7200, D7500, D500, D600, D610, Df, D750, D800, D810, D850). The discounts vary by model - you can save up to $40 or up to 33%. This offer will expire at the end of […] Related posts:Today only: big sale on Vello battery grips for Nikon D7100, D7200, D500, D610 D750, D800 Nikon battery grips and wireless transmitter on sale Third party battery grips for the Nikon D500 camera (Meike MK-D500, Pixel Vertax D17) […]

  • planetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and More
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    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. We’ve all heard the word ‘mirrorless’ ... The post planetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and More 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 moreGreat Adorama Deals! Promo for Sony, Lowepro and Pelican&nbs […]

  • Win a Tokina FíRIN 20 F2 FE Lens!
    on July 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Tokina are currently running a giveaway to win a FíRIN 20 F2 FE lens. […]

  • Skylum Updates Luminar 2018 to Version 1.3.0
    by Canon Rumors on July 12, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Skylum Software has released a significant update for Luminar 2018, they’re extremely popular image editing software. Remember, if you decide it’s time to order this great software, use the coupon code CANONRUMORS during checkout to save an additional $10 off new and upgrade licenses. Visit Skylum to learn more about Luminar 2018 now Update information Read more... […]

  • Apple MacBook Pro Updated with 8th-generation Intel Core Processors
    on July 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Apple today updated the MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever.The new MacBook Pro models feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance. Additional updates include support for up to 32GB of memory, a True Tone display and an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing. […]

  • Own a Stake in ​the Picfair Photography Platform
    on July 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Picfair today opens a crowdfunding campaign offering its worldwide community of 35,000 photographers a chance to part own the business. Photographers are being invited to invest from as little as £10 in return for an equity stake in the business. […]

  • Datacolor Launch Colour Management Survey
    on July 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Datacolor has launched a survey to explore UK photographers’ usage and knowledge of colour management in their photographic workflow. The survey aims to capture a snapshot of the UK photography community in order to detail insights into how colour management is incorporated into their workflow and discover their opinions on the impact it has on the quality of their work.Survey participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a Spyder5 upon completion of the survey […]

  • Digitise Your Film with ​​Pixl-latr
    on July 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Pixl-latr is an innovative, low cost and effective solution for digitising black & white or colour negatives and transparencies. It allows you to digitise film with a digital camera rather than a scanner. With 6 days to go of its Kickstarter campaign, Pixl-latr has already exceeded its funding goal.Pixl-latr on Kickstarter […]

  • COOPH Braid Camera Straps
    on July 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

    COOPH Braid Camera Straps are woven from colorful threads and braided into a hollow but highly durable structure. Available in a range of eleven different colorways, COOPH Braid Camera Straps sell for €54.00. […]

  • 2018 Buick Regal GS review: All show, no go - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on July 12, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Regal GS sure looks sporty, but it's just an average performer. […]

  • Will I Switch to Panasonic from Sony? For Video of Course… By Steve Huff
    by Steve Huff on July 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Will I Switch to Panasonic from Sony for my Video needs? By Steve Huff Video is here, video is big and video is more popular today than photography. Doesn’t take much to see it, and [... […]

  • I stopped shooting wide open! by Isi Akahome
    by Steve Huff on July 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I stopped shooting wide open! by Isi Akahome Hi Steve, We all LOVE the 3D separation we get from our awesome Leica glass, especially the Summilux. I started noticing that I kept shooting at f [... […]

  • Frame.io Releases New Security Updates and Earns Top Compliance Rating
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    planetMitch note: Introducing William Spencer – now a contributing writer for planet5D.  Frame.io is hitting the news yet again, and we’re just as excited for the amazing video management platform as ... The post Frame.io Releases New Security Updates and Earns Top Compliance Rating appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesFrame.io Debuts All New Image Review Tools and Raises the Bar for Video Collaboration ProductsplanetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and MoreIntroducing Clar Lighting Brand, Adorama Deals: Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Sale and Nikon Rebates&nbs […]

  • Review: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II by TDP
    by Canon Rumors on July 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II. From the Review: … Full frame f/4 results from the II are impressively sharp from corner to corner over the entire focal length range. Stopping down the aperture does not improve sharpness and no improvements are needed. Describing the image Read more... […]

  • Nikon Discontinues Nikon 1 Series Mirrorless Cameras
    on July 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Nikon has now officially discontinued the 1 Series mirrorless cameras, including all 10 models that were released since its inception in 2011. Speculation is now growing that Nikon are set to release a new range of full-frame mirrorless cameras ahead of the Photokina photography show in September. […]

  • Firmware: Canon EOS 6D Mark II v1.0.4
    by Canon Rumors on July 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Canon has released firmware v1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes: Corrects a phenomenon in which in rare instances, the operation buttons and some touch panel functions do not respond. Download Firmware v1.0.4 | Canon EOS 6D Mark II Bundle at Adorama […]

  • ​Luminar 1.3.0 Available Now
    on July 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Luminar 1.3.0 is a substantial update that opens RAW photos faster, adds DNG Camera Profiles, improves batch processing, and more on Windows, while adding new plugin support, improved RAW processing, and more on MacOS. […]

  • Huawei ‘Spark the Renaissance’ Competition Judged by AI
    on July 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Huawei's ‘Spark the Renaissance’ is the world’s first photography competition to be judged by AI (and a Leica photographer). […]

  • Easily Create Animated Photos with PhotoMirage
    on July 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

    PhotoMirage is an all-new desktop app for Windows that delivers high-resolution, animated photos that move, intrigue, and inspire viewers.PhotoMirage is available for Windows with a perpetual license for $69.99 USD / €59.99 / £49.99. UK and Euro pricing include VAT. &nbs […]

  • Two Minute Tips: Making shade with David Bergman
    by detchells@imaging-resource.com on July 11, 2018 at 10:59 am

    We've seen plenty of videos of photographers capturing portraits during golden hour lighting conditions. It's often not too difficult to get really nice light when the sun is low. However, you don't always have the luxury of shooting during these times. What if you want to capture natural-light portraits during the middle of the day, when the sun is high and the light is harsh? In his latest Two Minute Tips video, photographer David Bergman discusses how you can make shade to deal with tough midday light. There's not always shade... (read more) […]

  • Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras listed as discontinued
    by [NR] admin on July 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

    The Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras are now listed as discontinued and removed from the official Nikon Japan website. Nikon 1 products are also no longer available at B&H, while Adorama still has some models in stock. Thanks Felipe! Related posts:Nikon D3300 listed as discontinued, replacement imminent Nikon 1 V3 camera listed as discontinued in Japan Nikon TC-14E II teleconverter listed as discontinued […]

  • Buster and Punch LED Buster Bulb review: Light styles of the rich and famous with this $65 light bulb - CNET
    by Ry Crist on July 10, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Is this exorbitantly expensive designer light bulb actually worth it? […]

  • A new Nikon Mirrorless Camera is announced..Let’s Party (Like it’s 2011)! Nikon P1000.
    by Steve Huff on July 10, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    A new Nikon Mirrorless Camera is announced..Let’s Party (Like it’s 2011). Nikon P1000. By Steve Huff I’m sorry. Just apologizing up front for this as today I saw this new Nikon announced and it seems [... […]

  • A Vintage look at the Minolta Hi- Matic 7sII By Brandon Huff
    by Steve Huff on July 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    A Vintage look at the Minolta Hi- Matic 7sII By Brandon Huff Ahhh the Minolta 7sII, a sleek Japanese Rangefinder curated in 1977 as an upgrade from earlier renditions dating back to 1962. The camera [... […]

  • 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante review: Supercar superstar - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on July 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    The Performante is far more than just a faster Huracán. […]

  • Introducing Clar Lighting Brand, Adorama Deals: Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Sale and Nikon Rebates
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Introducing Clar: Adorama’s New Line of Lighting Equipment Via Adorama: Whether you’re shooting photo or video, it’s tough to capture high-quality shots without a good source of light — that’s ... The post Introducing Clar Lighting Brand, Adorama Deals: Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Sale and Nikon Rebates appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesplanetOids – 2018-07-12 – The Rise of Mirrorless Cameras, Sony RX100 VI Review, Gladius Underwater Drone, Free Joby and MoreplanetOids – 2018-07-09 – Best Photo Editing Apps, Inventions for Wildlife Photography, Nikon Mirrorless Cameras and moreGreat Adorama Deals! Promo for Sony, Lowepro and Pelican&nbs […]