Photography News

  • Why You Should Prefer a Blog Over Social Media
    by Tihomir Lazarov on May 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    We live in the social media era and it is the preferred the marketing channel. Why should we talk about blogs? Here are some thoughts on giving more emphasis on your blog than the social networks. [More... […]

  • RED's Hydrogen One phone with holographic display is coming to AT&T and Verizon
    on May 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Although no exact release date or pricing has been announced yet, it seems the RED Hydrogen One modular smartphone with its holographic display will be available to the masses before long. According to an announcement last week, the phone will be available through two of the United State's largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T, sometime this summer. The device was first launched in July 2017, with preorders starting at $1,200, but delivery was recently pushed back to August of this year. According to RED founder Jim Jannard, the company needed some extra time to receive carrier certification. Looking at the latest announcement, this process appears to have gone well. The Hydrogen One's key selling point is a 5.7-inch lightfield holographic display for mobile gadgets, which uses Nano-Photonic technology and RED’s 4-View video format to create a 3D effect without the need for glasses. The display is made by Leia Inc., in which RED is an investor. The phone will also come […]

  • The Five Best Nikkor Lenses for Nikon Full-Frame Cameras
    by Daniel Laan on May 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I bet you've always wanted to hold the crispiest glass yourself. Kai Wong is here with his selection of the ultimate lenses for Nikon full-frame cameras. Well, we have a couple of lists ready to compare Wong's choices with some other usual suspects. This is some expensive glass, and perhaps not surprisingly, most of the lenses in this list are prime lenses in the 50-100mm focal range. However, we've also compiled a list of our top choices according to your subject. But let's start by checking out Kai Wong's latest video. [More... […]

  • Royal Wedding Photographer Reveals How Viral Photo Was Shot
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the world’s attention this past weekend, and one particular photo received a huge amount of praise and viral popularity. Now the photographer has revealed details of how the picture came to be. The photo above shows Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his new bride, […]

  • RAW versus DNG: What are the advantages and disadvantages of DNG files?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    If you use Adobe software such as Lightroom and Photoshop, you may convert and save your RAW files as DNG files. This can improve performance, save space and offer other benefits. However, Tony Northrup argues in a new video, seen below, that it might be a mistake to rely heavily upon DNG files. There are advantages and disadvantages to DNG files when compared to your camera's native RAW file format (note that in some cases, camera's can natively save as DNG files, but it's often the case that your camera uses a proprietary RAW... (read more) […]

  • Video: Astronaut forgets to insert SD card into GoPro before spacewalk
    on May 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    An unnamed NASA astronaut stationed on the International Space Station recently ran into an issue during a spacewalk: he forgot to check whether his GoPro camera had an SD card installed before embarking on a spacewalk. We've all been there, right? The astronaut, who may have been Andrew Feustel, was featured in a spacewalk livestream on NASA's Twitch account last Wednesday. During the livestream, viewers were treated to a brief conversation that started with the astronaut asking, "Hey, Houston, I gotta ask a question about the GoPro real quick." The astronaut explains that he sees a "No SD" warning on the GoPro's display when pushing a button. "Do I need that to record?" he asks, referring to the SD card. "And if it’s recording, is there supposed to be a red light on?" After a long moment of silence, Houston clarifies that the red light should appear while recording if the SD card is inserted, and that the "No SD" message likely meant the camera didn't have a media card […]

  • Sony Digital Paper 10.3" DPT-CP1 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    The company's new E Ink touchscreen notepad now comes in a smaller size with a lower price tag. […]

  • A $5 Shower Curtain Does Wonders for Diffusing Light
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Here’s a 6-minute educational video by Shutterstock in which filmmaker Todd Blankenship discusses the basics of diffusing light and introduces three cheap options for doing so… including a $5 shower curtain. “A common misconception about diffusion is that all you need to do is slap [diffusion] onto the front of your light source,” Blankenship says. […]

  • B&H now lists the Nikon D850 as available on January 1st, 2100
    by [NR] admin on May 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    The situation with the Nikon D850 availability in the U.S. is beyond ridiculous at this point. Nine months after the official announcements, the three major U.S. stores never had the camera in stock. B&H probably got tired of answering the same question over and over and they updated their website to list the Nikon D850 availability […] Related posts:It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock It’s February 13th, 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock in the US Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top selling camera for 2017 and January 2018 […]

  • A Cinema Series DSLR Isn’t Happening, But a New Cinema Line Likely is [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 21, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Ever since the Canon EOS-1D C, there has been a lot of chatter and desire to see another “C” labeled DSLR. The EOS-1D C was quite expensive, at more than twice the price of the very similar EOS-1D X and it didn’t sell all that well until it saw heavy discounts. We’re being told again, Read more... […]

  • OnePlus 6 review - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on May 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Yet another unmissable deal from Android's indie star. […]

  • Tornado Forms in Front of a Timelapse Photographer’s Camera
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    It’s extremely difficult to predict when and where a tornado will form and touch down, so stormchasing photographers rely on long days of chasing and waiting for luck. But luck is exactly what Mike Olbinski met with recently: he captured a tornado forming and touching down while shooting a timelapse. The 1-minute video above, titled […]

  • Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (2018) review - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Showcasing a new hybrid chip developed by Intel and AMD, the 15.6-inch convertible has power for content creation and gaming in a superslim body. […]

  • Mastering the Kirlian Photography Technique: A Short Guide
    by Richard Gaspari on May 21, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    The Kirlian photography technique is still one of the most spectacular ways to shoot different subjects. This method is a bit of a mystery, especially for those who are beginners in the art of photography. Here's how it works. [More... […]

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco review - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on May 21, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the best Nokia Android phone yet, but not exciting enough to justify the cost. […]

  • Sony a9 Wins ‘Camera of the Year’ in Japan
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    The Sony a9 has been named “Camera of the Year” by in the prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2018 held by the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC), a 55-year-old coalition of 10 of the most influential photography and camera publications in Japan. The award honors the best camera products introduced into the market over the previous […]

  • LG Q7 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Scott Stein on May 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Big display. Some AI. Coming soon. […]

  • Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review: The premier f/2.8 supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Click here to read our Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review We're cranking away here, churning through a backlog of lens reviews, and next up is our lab review of the new Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Leica supertelephoto lens. Debuting towards the end of 2017, the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 just made the cut-off for our annual Lens of the Year Awards, and no shocker here, but it easily got the nod for Best Telephoto Prime lens last year: small, light and tack-sharp! We've now compiled our lab testing results and published our full review of... (read more) […]

  • Back to Basics with a Minolta Maxxum 7 by Ibraar Hussain
    by Steve Huff on May 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Back to Basics with a Minolta Maxxum 7 by Ibraar Hussain Hi Steve, Brandon and all the new and old stevehuffphoto.com visitors, enthusiasts, contributors and everyone else who has and will visit this site in [... […]

  • The Opposite Photography Challenge: Shoot Outside Your Comfort Zone
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    One way to stretch yourself as a photographer is to shoot outside your comfort zone, and the Opposite Photography Challenge is one way to do so. In this 7-minute video, photographer Irene Rudnyk shows how she carried out the challenge with a recent portrait shoot. The challenge involves shooting exactly the opposite of things you […]

  • Adam Gibbs travels from Canada to the Lake District in the United Kingdom and finds a familiar subject
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    When we join photographer Adam Gibbs on his photography vlogs, we are often treated to lovely forests, streams and other nature scenes in British Columbia, Canada. However, in his latest video, we join Gibbs in the picturesque Lake District in the United Kingdom. Although he traveled 6,000 miles and crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Gibbs still gravitated toward one of his favorite and most common subjects, a waterfall. As he worked on finding a composition, he wanted to discuss an important topic. When you're in a new area which is... (read more) […]

  • Ep. 280: Finally a Disappointing Fujifilm Firmware Update – and more
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/mikejames/">Sharky James</a> on May 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm

     Episode 280 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Commercial, fashion and beauty photographer, Valentina Socci In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show […]

  • Behind the scenes: Shooting a documentary atop a moving train
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    From 2015 to 2017, filmmaker Miguel de Olaso (AKA Macgregor) and his crew spend many months traveling back and forth on the famed Mauritanian Railway—one of the longest and heaviest trains in the world, the so-called 'Backbone of the Sahara—to document the grueling journey endured by merchants who regularly travel atop this train to transport goods to people living in remote Saharan towns. The result is a beautifully-executed 12-minute documentary titled The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara, which follows the journey of Malick: a 27 year-old merchant who relies on the train for his livelihood, even as he risks death each time he climbs aboard. The short doc was shot entirely on a Sony F35 that was modified to take Nikon lenses (for reasons you'll understand in a moment), and filming the documentary was a grueling process. We spoke with Macgregor shortly before the documentary was released last week, and he shared some details about the kit he used, the challenges […]

  • The Nikon D850 got two more Camera GP 2018 awards
    by [NR] admin on May 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    The Nikon D850 got two more Camera GP 2018 awards "Readers Award" and "Editors Award". This probably makes the D850 the most awarded camera ever - here is a list of all the awards the D850 received so far: All the awards the Nikon D850 got The Nikon D850 is still out of stock in […] Related posts:It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock The 2018 TIPA and EISA awards are out The Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top-selling camera for February 2018 (again) […]

  • Instagram now lets you share other people's photos in your Stories
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Another day, another new Instagram feature. Now the makers of the popular mobile image sharing platform have announced a new way to share posts from people you are following to one of your Instagram Stories—if you see a post in your feed that you consider share-worthy, you can now share it as a sticker in a Story where your friends and followers will be able to see it. The process is easy. You simply have to tap on the paper airplane button below the post. You’ll then get a button that allows you to create a Story. If you tap this button you will see the post you want to share as a sticker with customized background. As usual, this sticker can be moved around, scaled and rotated. If you tap on it again you can pick different style options. The viewers of your Story will see the original poster’s username and can click through to the original post and see the creators other posts. Also, you can only share posts from public accounts and, if you want to prevent your own […]

  • Canon is Now in the Sensor Business: 120MP Monster Unleashed
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Canon is now officially in the business of selling sensors. Third-party companies can now purchase three of Canon’s state-of-the-art sensors, including the 120-megapixel monster that has received a significant amount of attention in recent years. New Camera reports that the three sensors are available through the Canon authorized distributor Phase 1 Technology Corp of New […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #471 part 2: videos
    by [NR] admin on May 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I could not fit all the new Nikon related videos in my original Weekly Nikon News Flash, so here they are: → 5 best Nikon lenses for full frame by Kai (6 actually): Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens ($2,796.95) Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens ($1,596.95) Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G lens […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #455 Weekly Nikon news flash #450 Kill some time before the end of the year with these interesting Nikon related videos […]

  • Canon EOS 80D Will Be The Next DSLR Replaced [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on May 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    We’re being told that 2018 will be a slow DSLR year for Canon, but that we’ll likely a see a replacement to the EOS 80D next, and it’s possible that its coming in late 2018. While a EOS 7D Mark II replacement will be more exciting to the Canon community, there is absolutely no signs Read more... […]

  • New 6-bay NAS from Synology offers 72TB of storage
    on May 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Synology has added a new 6-bay NAS to its DiskStation+ series, and it's aimed squarely at photographers and medium sized businesses. The DS1618+ can handle up to six 12TB drives, giving it a total capacity of 72TB and up to 60TB of storage when using a RAID 5 configuration. The new NAS uses the Intel Atom C3538 Quad-core 2.1 GHz processor and comes with 4GB of DDR4 system memory—which can be expanded to 32GB via two 16GB ECC SO-DIMMs. As with other NAS models in the DS+ range, the DS1618+ is compatible with the DX517 expansion unit that allows users to add capacity and extra bays just by plugging it in. The new model can connect with two of these 5-bay units to take the total number of drive slots to 16 and the total capacity to 192TB. Like the DS1517+, the DS1618+ offers users the chance to increase the size of the cache via a M2D17 PCle adapter card that takes Dual M.2 SSD, or to increase read/write speeds by installing a network interface card with up to two 10GbE ports. The […]

  • NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps First Photo — One With 200,000+ Stars
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite has captured its first photograph — a dazzling one that shows over 200,000 stars. NASA writes that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) just completed a flyby of the moon on May 17th, passing at about 5,000 miles away for a “gravity assist” toward its final orbit. And to test out […]

  • After Effects Tips: Standing on a Moving Car
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    If you haven’t been following Jordy and his Cinecom.net team, then you’re missing out! We have shared several of Jordy’s posts in the past, and it is amazing how far ... The post After Effects Tips: Standing on a Moving Car appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesTSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium IonFREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGEDSigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens&nbs […]

  • Leica 50-200mm f2.8-4 review
    by Gordon Laing on May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Leica DG 50-200mm f2.8-4 is a high-end telephoto zoom designed for Panasonic and Olympus mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers equivalent coverage of 100-400mm. In my in-depth review I'll compare it to the Olympus 40-150mm to help you choose the best telephoto zoom!… The post Leica 50-200mm f2.8-4 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review
    on May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Galaxy S9 Plus is Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2018, boasting a 6.2-inch screen, dual cameras with dual-aperture, 4K video at 60fps and super slow motion video at 960fps. Is this the ultimate smartphone for keen photographers? Find out by reading our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review... […]

  • Tips and tricks to help you start printing your own photos
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    It's great to view and share your photos online and there are many excellent ways to do so. However, it's tough to top a print. There's something special about holding your work in your hands and being able to share a physical print with others. If you're new to printing, it can feel a bit daunting as it often proves challenging -- and at times frustrating -- to turn your digital file into a pleasing physical print. To help you get started with printing your photos, whether you are using a lab or printing at home, photographer... (read more) […]

  • Updated: Tamron 70-210mm F4 sample gallery
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Tamron's 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a lightweight, weather-sealed and cost-effective alternative to first-party constant aperture zooms. It's also likely to be used for everything from portraits to action, and we figured we should test out its autofocus chops by aiming it at some muddy motorcycles tearing around a track. Check out how Tamron's DSLR telezoom does with these fast-moving machines in our updated sample gallery. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Sample Images
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone. […]

  • Fstoppers: “The Sony a7 III Might Have Ruined Canon’s Plans For Their Mirrorless System”
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Still out of the Stock at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig. Fstoppers explains why Canon isn’t happy with the Sony A7III release: If they release a mirrorless camera that’s too good then they risk cannibalizing their current line-up. Although Canon has discussed how they are willing to cannibalize their current line-up this sounds more […] The post Fstoppers: “The Sony a7 III Might Have Ruined Canon’s Plans For Their Mirrorless System” appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Ambassadors’ Choice: Canon photographers pick their favourite lenses
    by Nigel Atherton on May 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Leading professional photographers reveal how they capture world-class images using their Canon EF lensesDiving humpback whale, Arctic coast Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, 1/640sec at f/2.8, ISO 1600 Every photographer has a go-to lens that’s a permanent fixture in their kitbag. Whether they are shooting wildlife, sports, portraits, …Continue reading » […]

  • Sony A9 gets the award as best “Camera of The Year” in Japan
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Japanese Camera Journal Press Club announced the winners of their yearly camera/lens awards. And the Sony A9 has been chosen as the best “Camera of The Year”. Sony A9 at . The post Sony A9 gets the award as best “Camera of The Year” in Japan appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 21, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Miguel Quiles On The 100mm F2 8 STF G Master Lens Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Sony Cameras for Music Photography by Adam Elmakias. Which One? | Sony 70-200 F4 G OSS vs Sony 55-210 F4.5-6.3 OSS (That1CameraGuy). 10 Issues Sony Needs to Address […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • OnePlus Bullets Wireless review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 21, 2018 at 4:01 am

    These in-ear neckband-style wireless headphones share some similarities with BeatsX headphones but cost less. […]

  • New Line of Vello Lens Adapters Offers Options with Aperture Control
    by SonyAlpha Admin on May 20, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    There is a new Line of Vello Lens Adapters Offers Options with Aperture Control listed at BHphoto. – Sony A7III preorder links: Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon,  BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig. Sony a7III in Europe at Amazon DE, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK, ParkCameras UK, WexUK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES. Sigma FE lens […] The post New Line of Vello Lens Adapters Offers Options with Aperture Control appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Adding Tool Selections to Your Photoshop Actions
    by Bill Larkin on May 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    As I always discuss, I am looking constantly for every way to streamline every little detail of my workflow as much as possible. Today I want to talk about what you do after you run your actions. It's a very simple thing that I rarely see anyone do. [More... […]

  • Canon Will Sell You Their 120mp APS-H Image Sensor
    by Canon Rumors on May 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Are you building your own camera and need more megapixels? You can buy Canon’s 120mp APS-H sensor. The sensor is available in color and monochrome. Hat tip to Northlight Images. Ultra-High Resolution CMOS Sensor The 120MXS is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with 13280 x 9184 effective pixels (approx. 60x the resolution of Full HD). Read more... […]

  • Patent: Canon Wide Angle Zoom for Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
    by Canon Rumors on May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A patent for an optical formula showing  a wide angle zoom lens for a full frame mirrorless body has appeared. It looks like this patent is for a 16-30mm f/2.8 and has a short backfocus of 11.34mm, which tells us it’s not for a DSLR. Canon 16-30mm f/2.8 Specifications: (Japan Patent Application 2018-077320) Zoom ratio: 1.67 Read more... […]

  • Police Officer on Leave After Pointing Gun at Videographer: Two Sides of the Story
    by Oliver Kmia on May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A video recently surfaced on YouTube showing a police officer pulling and pointing his gun at a man filming his activity. As a photographer, it would be easy to side with the cameraman but let’s try to see what happened and check both sides of the story. [More... […]

  • One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer
    by Paul Adshead on May 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we've ever been on? With the ability to reach many more people than all your followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter combined; no restrictive algorithms, no paying to boost posts, no adverts. Do you want in? [More... […]

  • DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018
    on May 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan prepare for the summer holiday season by putting several popular waterproof cameras to the test, including the Olympus TG-5, Nikon W300, and Fujifilm XP130. They also take an early look at the brand new Panasonic TS7 (FT7). If you're considering a rugged camera for the beach or pool this summer, or if you just want to see what a Chris and Jordan fishing show might look like, tune in. For more information about some of these cameras read Carey Rose's take on the Olympus TG-5, as well as Jose Francisco Salgado's travelogue of the Olympus TG-5 and Nikon W300 in Puerto Rico. Carey Rose's take on the Olympus TG-5 The Olympus TG-5 and Nikon W300 go to Puerto Rico Finally, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Olympus TG-5 sample gallery Nikon W300 in Puerto Rico sample gallery Olympus TG-5 in Puerto Rico sample gallery […]

  • This week SAR readers photos selection
    by Mauro P on May 20, 2018 at 2:00 am

    A post shared by sonyalphagallery (@sonyalphagallery) on May 17, 2018 at 10:09pm PDT by miguelquilesjr sonyalpha A7RIII + Sony 90G Macro f/2.8, 1/800, 125 1) You can submit one single picture per week only. 2) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following three options: – […] The post This week SAR readers photos selection appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Amazon Keeps Sending Me a Children's Game Instead of a $1,000 Camera Tripod
    by Ryan Mense on May 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Unless Gitzo has really changed up their tripod product lineup, I think something peculiar might happening over at Amazon. [More... […]

  • The 5 Best Nikon Full Frame Lenses: Kai Wong’s Picks
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Here’s a 16-minute video in which Kai Wong shares his latest list of the 5 best full frame lenses worth investing in if you’re a Nikon DSLR shooter. Here’s the list of Wong’s picks (watch the video to hear his intro and explanation for each choice): #1. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 FL — $4,000 #2. Nikon […]

  • The Importance of Test Shoots
    by Scott Choucino on May 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Most of us reach a stage in our career (usually early on) where we feel a bit lost and like we are on the wrong train. If you are stuck in that rut, here are some great reasons to get out there and start collaborating on test shoots. [More... […]

  • Mom’s Multi-Million Lawsuit: Photog Posted Indecent Photo of Girl at Dance
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    A Georgia mother is filing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against a local photographer’s photo company, accusing it of publishing an indecent photo of her 15-year-old daughter at a school dance. The Associated Press reports that the Cady Studios had been hired to photograph the North Cobb High School homecoming dance in September 2017, which the girl […]

  • Can You Become a Successful Fashion and Brand Photographer in a Small Town?
    by Anete Lusina on May 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    If you're an aspiring lifestyle, commercial, or fashion photographer who doesn't live anywhere near the large cities, can you make your business a success? Olivia Bossert, an established fashion and lifestyle photographer, gives you her insight on how she did it. [More... […]

  • The Physics Behind Sunbursts and How It Can Help You Focus Your Photos
    by Allen Murabayashi on May 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to “sunbursts” in photos – those points of light with rays streaking out of them – people often have polarizing views. Optical diffraction is the physical property that causes this effect. The appearance of sunbursts is more technically described as “diffraction spikes,” and […]

  • This Eye-Popping Flyover of NYC Was Shot in 12K
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Over the past several years, director Phil Holland has been specializing in high-res, large-format aerial cinematography. This gorgeous video titled “Above NYC” is a flyover of The Big Apple shot in 12K using a special rig comprising 3 RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras. The cameras — worth $79,500 each for a total cost of […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #471
    by [NR] admin on May 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    → Aurora HDR 2018 72 hours flash sale (offer availability: Friday, May 18th - Sunday, May 20th): Current users of Aurora HDR 2017 may upgrade for $39 ($29 with coupon code NIKONRUMORS) New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 ($69 with coupon code NIKONRUMORS) → KOBRA Flash Modifier project on Kickstarter. → Refurbished Nikon gear on Massdrop: Refurbished Nikon […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #437 Weekly Nikon news flash #445 Weekly Nikon news flash #457 […]

  • Social Media Cannot and Will Not Do Your Work Justice
    by Evan Kane on May 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Ask yourself a pretty simple question: how hard do you work? If your honest answer is that you work pretty darn hard then it's important to come to grips with the idea that social media will never be able to showcase that hard work; you need to be printing your images.  [More... […]

  • Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L Review
    on May 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    We take a look at the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L - the smallest bag in their everyday range. […]

  • Video: Soulumination and the gift of photography
    on May 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Soulumination is a non-profit organization that provides life-affirming legacy photography to families facing serious medical conditions, completely free of charge. In addition to the services donated by photographers, community volunteers make handcrafted photo albums and other gifts for the families. This video was made by Soulumination photographer Carrie Yuan of Yi Li Photography in order to share the work of Soulumination. Soulumination volunteers make hand-crafted photo albums and other gifts to give to the families (photo: Wenmei Hill) Volunteer photographers for Soulumination are invited in as families face serious illness, difficult treatment, joyous recovery and sorrowful loss. The photographer is there to capture those raw moments at times that are often private and filled with emotion. They are doing the most fundamental job of a photographer – ensuring that the family has something they can look back on, hold in their hands, share with others, fill in gaps in […]

  • Editing 5 images from start to finish in Capture One Pro
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Capture One Pro is a very powerful photo editor. In the video below, David and Alex from the Capture One team go through five images from start-to-finish, showing off many different techniques and tools within the software. The video is great if you are already using Capture One, but if you're not and would like to try the software, you can download a free trial by clicking here. Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for additional coverage on the latest version of Capture One Pro, including an upcoming review. (Via Capture One Pro... (read more) […]

  • Firmware Friday: Catching up on news from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 19, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Firmware Friday has been on a brief hiatus the last couple of weeks, but it returns in style this week with news from almost all of the main players in the camera market. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony are all represented in this roundup, which covers everything released in the last three weeks. (And so, brings you right back up to date if you're a regular follower of the column.) There's a lot to talk about, so let's get right down to it! Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x... (read more) […]

  • 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on May 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    A sweet reminder of the standard 911’s inherent brilliance. […]

  • New Nikon patent for a folding/collapsible lens designed for mirrorless cameras
    by [NR] admin on May 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Nikon has a new patent (P2018-77520A) filed on May 17th, 2018 for a folding/collapsible lens with a shutter unit designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC): Via hi-lows-note Related posts:Nikon has a lens patent designed for APS-C mirrorless camera Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8) New Nikon patents: 20mm f/2 full frame lens for curved sensor, BSI sensor with dual shutter mod […]

  • Fujifilm EU accidentally leaks full specs of upcoming X-T100 camera
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    The leaked X-T100 is basically an X-A5 with an EVF, 3-way tilting touchscreen, and a deeper buffer. Fujifilm EU accidentally leaked a complete specs page for an upcoming camera: the Fuji X-T100. The page was discovered by Nokishita and saved for posterity before it was removed, and though none of the sample images or photos of the camera survived, we basically got a rundown of what looks to be a Fuji X-A5 with a few extra features. Nokishita is a reliable source of leaks, typically publishing accurate specs and even product images a few days to a week before a product is announced. Taking a look at the full X-T100 specs (here), the leak seems legitimate to us here at DPReview. The camera shares most of its specs with the X-A5. The 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor (with a bayer array) is the same, as is the max video resolution (4K/15p max), the touchscreen resolution (3-inch 1.04M dot), and the continuous shooting speed max of 6fps. Unlike the X-A5 shown above, the X-T100 touchscreen will […]

  • Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    If you like your laptops powerful and your screen's color accurate, this one's for you. […]

  • Yes: For Professionals, Gear Matters
    by Oliver Kmia on May 18, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Let’s not lie to ourselves and try to sugarcoat the issue -- in many circumstances, gear matters. There is no shame in admitting that despite all your talent, some shoots can’t be done without the appropriate hardware. Here is why. [More... […]

  • Friendly Reminder: Look at Your Old Work
    by Alex Armitage on May 18, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Like many photographers out there, some days I look at my work and feel disappointed. There are a plethora of reasons you can feel down about where you’re at in your work, even if it’s completely irrational. I’ve found that one of the best things to help in such a slump is to look at my old work.  [More... […]

  • This Video Trick Will Make Your Time-lapses Look Better
    by Patrick Hall on May 18, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Time-lapses are an easy way to add spice to your video productions, but sometimes parts of your scene look awful when displayed over long periods of time. In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can use real-time video to improve objects with oscillating movements. [More... […]

  • Are you using your camera wrong? 7 ways you might be and how to fix your mistakes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    B&H certainly knows a thing or two about cameras, being one of the largest camera retailers out there, and that means they also know a lot about how people use their cameras. B&H has outlined seven common ways people incorrectly use their cameras in the video below. Are you guilty of any these mistakes? The first one is a mistake I used to make and see many photographers make, holding the camera incorrectly. When shooting, your left hand should be free to support the weight of the lens and the best way to support it is by holding... (read more) […]

  • Happening Now! Aurora HDR 2018 72 Hours Flash Sale
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    From TODAY Friday, May 18th until Sunday, May 20th, Aurora HDR will be offering Aurora HDR 2018 for the lowest price ever! $69 The sale price shows $79 – but ... The post Happening Now! Aurora HDR 2018 72 Hours Flash Sale appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesGoogle is Buying Imaging Startup Lytro for $40MDP Elle Schneider Talks About Shooting With The Panasonic EVA1Enter to win one of these 2 Kupo Click Stand Sets (3 Stands each) – ends Sept 30&nbs […]

  • This 12K NYC flyover video was captured with three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VV cameras
    on May 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    LA-based director and cinematographer Phil Holland of PHFX recently joined forces with Gotham Film Works to create something out-of-this-world. Using the first Shotover K1 Hammerhead Aerial Camera Array, Holland shot a flyover of New York City using not one, not two, but three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VistaVision cameras. The result, once processed, is a 100MP motion picture made up of images "with a sensor size of approximately 645 medium format film." Put another way, the 12K by 8K footage above is 48.5 times the resolution of 1080p. Holland explains how the rig was used and the footage captured in a short behind the scenes blog post, where he also shared some BTS images that he is kindly allowing us to repost for you here: Holland's BTS post covers camera and lens selection, before moving on to explain what it takes to rig something like this up. "On a technical level there's a lot that needs to happen in terms of proper spacing, finding the zero parallax point, lens selection, […]

  • The Complete Guide to Wedding Photography Pricing: Part 2
    by Levi Keplar on May 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Is your pricing holding you back from your goals? In the second part of this series on wedding photography pricing, we will explain how to create packages that compliment your goals and how to add value to your photography. [More... […]

  • Why Photography’s B&W vs Color Debate Is No Debate At All
    by Lars Mensel on May 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    In the 1950s, early color photography was widely scorned. Now it’s the default. What happened? Black and white, meet color. A composite made from one of the earliest, impractical color photos. Prologue: No Space for Dreams In 2015, Leica released a beautiful, ridiculous ad. It was for a special product in their lineup; a digital […]

  • This is why Google's impressive object removal tool was never released
    on May 18, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    At its 2018 I/O developer conference Google presented a number of improvements to its Photos app, but there was no talk about an exciting feature that was demoed the previous year: an object removal tool that automatically removes obstructions like fences, window panes from your photos. The feature caused quite a buzz when it was demoed in early 2017, and people have been waiting on it ever since... so why has it disappeared? The answer is simpler than you might think. According to an interview with the Google Photos team on XDA, object removal was simply de-prioritized in the development queue, giving way to other AI-powered features in Google Lens. In the interview, Google team members said that the technology exists and could be deployed, but that Google prioritizes products based on what is most important for people, and other machine learning applications were prioritized over object removal. This means the technology might eventually be implemented into Google Photos or another […]

  • Leica launches limited edition camera collaboration with Terry O’Neill
    by Amy Davies on May 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Launched at this year’s Photo London, the Leica MP “Terry O Neill” Set is a special edition of the Leica MP, with a top cover and bottom plate painted in British racing green. The special edition MP camera also comes with a silver Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens and a matching cognac leather …Continue reading » […]

  • I Shot Photos of Cameras Placed on Film
    by Caleb Charland on May 18, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Last summer, I visited Gifford Stevens at his home in Bradley, Maine. He was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He taught English at Hampden Academy. His classes were always fascinating, and a few favorites were Folklore and Outdoor Life. He led a guitar club, took us white water rafting, and I was […]

  • Sony XBR-X900F series review - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on May 18, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    The X900F delivers superb image quality, Android TV and modern, minimalist looks for a not-too-expensive price -- that'll only get lower later this year. […]

  • Best smartphone photography apps to download now
    by Amateur Photographer on May 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    From shoot planning to powerful editing controls, phone apps are essential tools for photographers today. James Abbott looks at six of the best apps aroundFrom shoot planning to powerful editing controls, phone apps are essential tools for photographers today. James Abbott looks at six of the best photography apps around […]

  • This Astronaut on a Spacewalk Left His Camera’s SD Card at Home
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Have you ever pulled out your camera to shoot, only to be horrified to find that you forgot to put a memory card inside before leaving home? That’s what just happened to a NASA astronaut while he was in the middle of a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The 1.5-minute video above is an […]

  • How Well Will Your Current Lenses Work on Any New Canon or Nikon Mirrorless System?
    by Iain Stanley on May 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    It seems like a matter of when, not if, Canon and Nikon will enter the high-end, full-frame mirrorless market. But will any system they release accommodate legacy lenses? [More... […]

  • Ted Forbes and Kevin Raber discuss mirrorless technology, photography and breaking rules
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography recently sat down with Kevin Raber of The Luminous Landscape at a recent Sony event to discuss photography. The discussion covers a wide range of topics. When you put two great photographic minds together at a table, you know that'll be an interesting talk. Early on, Raber brings up mirrorless technology and innovation. Raber argues that with mirrorless technology, photographers are able to take their work to previously unseen levels. It's particularly interesting to hear how two... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm and Magnum’s “Home” project on display in London
    by Amy Davies on May 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    See images from the exhibition and book, which sees Magnum photographers paired with the Fujifilm GFX for their own interpretation of the theme, “Home”.USA. New York City. 2017. Smoking Fish and Canelo in the living room. © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum PhotosOpen from 18 – 27 May, the second installment of The Magnum Photos and Fujifilm HOME exhibition is on display …Continue reading » […]

  • Get Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 for the Lowest Ever Price
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    During this weekend, use the coupon code PHOTOBLOG at Skylum to get Aurora HDR 2018 for only $69.00 for new users (reg. $99.00) or $29.00 for current owners of Aurora HDR 2017 (reg. $69.00). Sale prices include a $20.00 instant savings and a $10.00 coupon code discount.  This is the lowest price we've ever seen for Aurora HDR 2018. We rated it “Highly Recommended” and described Aurora HDR 2018 as “an even more compelling option for HDR photography”. […]

  • Philip Bloom Accuses Google of Using His Work in an Internal Video
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Well-known British filmmaker Philip Bloom is accusing Google of using his work without permission or payment for an internal video that has since been leaked and published by major publications. Yesterday, The Verge published an article about a 2016 internal Google video titled “The Selfish Ledger.” “Google has built a multibillion-dollar business out of knowing […]

  • The Sony a7 III Might Have Ruined Canon's Plans For Their Mirrorless System
    by Usman Dawood on May 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Canon is definitely late to the party when it comes to developing a professional mirrorless system, however, being late isn't always a bad thing. There are advantages to being second or even third to market when it comes to new products. Unfortunately for Canon, Sony seems to have anticipated this with the a7 III and competing is not going to be easy.  [More... […]

  • The Wex Photo Video Show
    on May 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Wex Photo Video Show is an exciting new event taking place from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2018 at its flagship store and showroom in London E1. The event is held over two complete days packed with practical workshops, hands-on demonstrations, inspiring expert talks and special guest appearances from some of the most prominent names in the business. Entrance is free. […]

  • National Geographic Used a ‘Stock’ Image and It’s Amazing
    by Allen Murabayashi on May 18, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    As a kid who grew up with a shelf filled with yellow spines, I can attest to the rhythm and general predictability of a National Geographic cover. With few exceptions (most notably those holographic covers from the 1980s), cover photography from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s followed a familiar pattern of a faraway place, strange […]

  • Nisi shares more details on its full-frame cine lenses and launches Mist filter range
    on May 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    In a bid to clear up online speculation, surprise entrant to the full-frame cinema lens market Nisi has answered some questions about its relationship with brands marketing lenses very similar to its own recently-announced F3 series. NiSi F3 Cinema Lenses The company says that it owns the designs of its own lenses as it ‘took ownership’ of them from the ‘now dead’ Bokkeh Bokkelux project. Nisi also claims that it has made changes to the original optical and mechanical designs of the series to make the lenses more reliable, the assembly more accurate, and to reduce their overall weight. Nisi goes on to explain that it is a partner of cinema equipment company Kinefinity, and that it manufactures the brand’s Mavo Prime range of full-frame lenses. The release doesn’t say it directly, but this is clearly a move that aims to end claims that Nisi is just copying existing lenses and marketing them under a different name. Further details of the lenses have […]

  • The Original Canon EOS M Can Shoot 2.5K Raw Video with Magic Lantern
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Canon’s original EOS M flopped as the company’s first contender in the emerging mirrorless camera market, but now third-party hackers are working to unlock more of its potential. And they’re making progress: using Magic Lantern, the EOS M is able to shoot 2.5K raw video. Canon Watch reports that camera hackers have been testing the […]

  • Buying guides updated with Panasonic DC-ZS200 (TZ200)
    on May 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Now that we've completed our review of Panasonic's Lumix DC-ZS200 (TZ200), we've updated its entry in our Best Cameras for Travel, Best Pocketable Enthusiast Cameras and Best Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras buying guides. We liked the how Panasonic stuffed a 15X zoom into the ZS200's compact body as well as its feature set, though the sharpness of its lens was a disappointment. Head to our buying guide hub for help finding the right camera by both price and use case. Read our Best Cameras for Travel Buying Guide Read our Best Pocketable Enthusiast Cameras Buying Guide Read our Best Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras Buying Guid […]

  • NiSi Allure Cinema Filters
    on May 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    NiSi’s new Allure cinema filters make the perfect companion to the recently released F3 cine lens system. In addition to the filters, NiSi has released an updated FAQ information sheet to answer queries about the F3 system and provide additional technical information. […]

  • Instagram Now Lets You Share Other People’s Photos in Stories
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on May 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Instagram has officially launched the re-sharing of other people’s posts in your stories. The feature was previously spotted by a small set of guinea pig users back in February and is now being rolled out to everyone. If you’re browsing through your feed and see a photo that you’d like to share, simply tap the […]

  • 2019 Audi A6 Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on May 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Audi gives the 2019 A6 handsome looks, a mild hybrid drivetrain and a whole lot of tech. […]

  • Ep. 279: New Canon Lens Rumors – and more
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/mikejames/">Sharky James</a> on May 18, 2018 at 11:43 am

     Episode 279 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Sony Artisan of Imagery, Tony Gale In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show Opener: […]

  • A new high-end compact Nikon camera is still a possibility
    by [NR] admin on May 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    There is some talk that Nikon is still considering to bring a new (DL-like?) high-end compact camera to the market at some point. Such decision could make sense since high-end compact cameras are seeing a small comeback (mainly driven by Canon). I even remember that in one of the already published interviews Nikon confirmed that they may bring back to life […] Related posts:Nikon D7100 and a compact DX camera announcement in few hours Rumors: the long awaited Nikon high-end/premium compact camera coming in early 2016 Nikon’s high-end compact APS-C sensor camera coming in 1-2 weeks […]

  • GE 5W Vintage Style LED Light Bulb review - CNET
    by Ry Crist on May 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    With nifty spiral filaments made up of high-efficiency light emitting diodes (LEDs), these neat-looking light bulbs are an interesting way to bring some old-school cool into your home. […]

  • PSA: It’s Time to Stop Tiling Your Images on Instagram
    by Wasim Ahmad on May 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    You’re scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see it: the disembodied hand or indiscernible part of a skyline. It’s not a mistake, you’ve just discovered the Instagram #setofthree. [More... […]

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 review - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on May 17, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    The Xperia XZ2 is a good phone with a great camera, but there are better options out there. […]

  • Three Huge Reasons Every Photographer Should Be Writing
    by Scott Mason on May 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    When the general public picture photographers, they tend to envision a creative individual who goes out and snaps away at anything and everything that inspires them; architecture, nature, sports, or whatever assignment they've been put on. It's likely that they never think of the hours we spend marketing, writing proposals, editing, doing book-keeping, etc. [More... […]

  • Creating Space With the Mavic Air: Having More Fun on the Job
    by Ty Poland on May 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    A couple weeks ago, I noticed a problem with the camera on my Mavic Pro. It seemed to have a few spots that were blurred and because of that I couldn't use it for work. This was my excuse to buy myself a new drone that I could have some fun with. [More... […]

  • Creating better black and white images in Adobe Lightroom with Sony Artisan Chris Orwig
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Like many of us, Sony Artisan Chris Orwig enjoys a good black and white image. As popular and common as black and white images are, there are a lot of different approaches and workflows for black and white conversions. You can use a wide array of software to achieve great monochrome images, but for many photographers using Lightroom, that photo editor should prove plenty capable. In the video below, Orwig shares numerous tips for creating better black and white images in Lightroom. He offers ideas for how to convert and fine-tune... (read more) […]

  • Video: How to safely and legally fly with camera batteries
    on May 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Photography tutorial website The Slanted Lens has published a useful YouTube video guide on how to fly with lithium-ion camera batteries. These batteries are known for their volatility, an issue that reached mass public awareness during the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall. The FAA likewise raised concerns last year over lithium-ion batteries in checked luggage, citing their potential fire risk. In its video, The Slanted Lens outlines all of the different types of batteries photographers may fly with, including ones installed in devices and standalone/spare li-ion batteries. Though some devices with built-in lithium-ion batteries can be packed in checked luggage, the team explains, the TSA requires others—such as a spare/standalone battery—to be packed in a carry-on. It's a useful guide if you ever fly with your camera, and especially if you fly to shoots with multiple cameras, spare batteries, drones, etc. Check it out for yourself up top, see a written version of the guide […]

  • Steam Link app for Android and iOS Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on May 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Valve's app for streaming games to TVs, phones and tablets does exactly that, but the "mobile" aspect doesn't make much as much sense when you're tethered to a location. […]

  • Tips for Better Photo Editing Consistency
    by Danette Chappell on May 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Consistent photo editing can be a huge factor in ensuring that your brand is cohesive. Knowing how to achieve consistency on a regular basis is a handy tool every photographer should have in their skill set. [More... […]

  • Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Lens Review: Minor refreshes create an even better standard zoom lens
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Click here to read our Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Review Announced back at CES 2017, the second-generation version of Panasonic's versatile 24-70mm-eq. f/2.8 zoom lens is, admittedly, a minor refresh to an already-great zoom lens. Despite that, the optical quality is still fantastic, the build quality is just as rugged, and there are small improvements, such as Dual I.S. and Dual I.S. 2 compatibility and updated autofocus, that most definitely make it a better pairing with modern Lumix cameras. The 12-35mm f/2.8 II won our pick... (read more) […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD sample image gallery
    by Michael Topham on May 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    We've been testing the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD - the first third-party standard zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images belowSony A7R III 1/1250 sec f/2.8 ISO 100. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD @ 36mmView full size images taken with the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD […]

  • Tutorial: How to light paint product photo backgrounds on the cheap
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Dustin Dolby of workphlo is great at creating professional product shots using just one or two speedlights and some compositing in Photoshop. In this tutorial, he combines that approach—it takes just two speedlights to light these bottles, and he could have made due with one—with some simple smartphone light painting to create a dynamic and colorful soft drink product shot. Here are the four exposures he composited together to light just the bottle. One shot using a stripbox through a diffusion panel on the right, one with a reflector added in on the left, another to light the label, and a fourth to give the bottle a bit of pop from behind: Combine that with a long-exposure light painting shot done in darkness by simply waving a smartphone with a solid color background around behind your product, and you get these two final images—one for each flavor: Check out the full video up top to see how all of these images were composited together to create the final product […]

  • Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps
    on May 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Ricoh has released a software development kit (SDK) for Pentax cameras that allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi. The wireless package is available for Android and iOS. The USB-version can be downloaded for Microsoft .NET Framework and for C++ (Linux, Windows or MacOS). Both variants offer functions for controlling Pentax’s DSLRs and medium format cameras remotely, including photo and video capture, live view and adjustment of camera settings. The SDK should allow for straightforward development of sophisticated remote control apps and other, more specialized, camera software, without any need for reverse engineering. Free downloads and comprehensive documentation are available on Ricoh's dedicated API website. […]

  • Fujifilm rolls back firmware 4.0 for the Fuji X-T2 due to 'malfunctions'
    on May 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Last week, Fujifilm released firmware version 4.0 for the Fuji X-T2, which brought the two-year-old camera almost on par with the newly-released Fuji X-H1. The update was hailed as yet another phenomenal example of Fuji's 'Kaizen' policy, but we may have all jumped the gun. Today, Fuji rolled back the update after users who had updated discovered some major issues with v4.0. The roll back was announced in a note on Fuji's website, where General Manager Toshi Iida writes: It has been brought to our attention that there are a few issues with the recently released X-T2 ver 4.00 firmware update. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to remove the update from the website until we are confident that all the issues have been completely fixed. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this has caused. The malfunctions listed include issues converting RAW files captured by the X-T2 before firmware 4.0 was released, live view flickering under certain conditions, and […]

  • Venus Optics Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery
    on May 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is an ultra-wide lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras designed with minimal distortion. Available in Canon M, Fujifilm X and Sony E-mount it provides a 13mm equivalent focal length and a surprisingly fast F2.8 maximum aperture, given its wide angle of view. We took an E-mount version of the lens out for a spin on the a6500 – take a look at the results. See our Venus Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery […]

  • OnePlus 6 First Impressions
    on May 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We attended the global launch of the OnePlus 6, the company’s brand new flagship smartphone. Ahead of our full review, here are our detailed first impressions of using the latest OnePlus premium device... […]

  • OnePlus 6 Hands-on Photos
    on May 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new OnePlus 6 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the OnePlus 6 smartphone. […]

  • BatchPhoto processing software
    by sysops@audiencemedia.com (David O) on May 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Batch processing software for Windows and Mac with facilities for file conversion, re-sizing, re-naming, watermarking, commenting and basic editing of large batches of images. […]

  • TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    The last time I hopped on  a plane, I wondered about my batteries. Sadly, I'm not even sure why I thought about it… I mean with all the worries we ... The post TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art LensRumor alert: New Style of Camera Coming from Canon?Japan for the first time ever has shipped more Mirrorless than DSLRs! That’s HUGE… right?&nbs […]

  • OnePlus 6 Smartphone Features Dual Cameras, Portrait Mode and Slow Motion Video
    on May 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The OnePlus 6 is the first in OnePlus' line of flagship smartphones to feature an all-glass design. With a 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED 19:9 display – OnePlus' largest-ever screen – the OnePlus 6 offers an immersive viewing experience, while keeping a similar form factor to that of the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 6 is also the fastest handset the company has ever produced. The OnePlus 6’s dual camera system features a 16MP main camera, supported by a 20MP secondary camera. With an f/1.7 aperture, the 16MP main camera has been bolstered by a 19 percent larger sensor and OIS for outstanding performance in a range of lighting conditions.The OnePlus 6 in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage options will be available in North America and in Europe on May 22nd starting from USD 529 / EUR 519 / 469 GBP. […]

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo review - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on May 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Porsche's four-door sports car par excellence suffers no drawbacks from the new look ‘round back. […]

  • Synology DiskStation DS1618+
    on May 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The Synology DiskStation DS1618+, a 6-bay NAS featuring the Intel Atom C3538, is the  fastest Plus series NAS ever. For tech enthusiasts and small to medium sized businesses, DS1618+ is the perfect all-in-one solution for file serving, application hosting, data backup, and real-time collaboration. […]

  • Capture One Pro Webcam Privacy Cover Review: No, Really
    by Ryan Mense on May 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

    It’s not often that a product comes by that revolutionizes the way we work and pushes humanity forward. Well anyways, let’s talk about this Capture One Pro webcam cover. [More... […]

  • 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop review - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on May 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Mini’s most powerful hardtop is a fun little pocket rocket, as long as you don’t mind the rough ride. […]

  • Fujifilm launches new X/GFX website, showing off great photos, helpful tips and the latest Fujifilm news
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    To help create a community of X and GFX photographers, Fujifilm has announced the launch of a new website, Fujifilm X/GFX, and an accompanying app for iOS and Android users. The new website not only includes an interesting "gear chooser" feature, which allows you to explore the available cameras, lenses and accessories, but some very interesting long-form articles from Fujifilm X photographers. In addition to interviews and unique stories from the field, the website also includes tutorial and technique articles. Of the new... (read more) […]

  • Meyer Optik Goerlitz Primoplan 58mm and 100mm Manual Primes: Smooth to the Touch
    by Christopher Malcolm on May 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    As a photographer, your camera body is only half the battle. Lenses play a supreme role in deciding overall image quality. Today I got a chance to work with two new manual lenses from Meyer Optik Goerlitz, the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 and the Trioplan 100mm f/2.8. [More... […]

  • OnePlus 6 smartphone launches with bigger image sensor and OIS
    on May 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Sticking to its usual 6-month product cycle, Chinese manufacturer OnePlus today announced its latest flagship device, the OnePlus 6. Compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 5T, the new model is a fairly incremental update. It comes with the newest Qualcomm top-end chipset, the Snapdragon 845, and the screen size has been boosted to 6.28-inch while, thanks to a new 19:9 aspect ratio, more or less maintaining the overall dimensions of the predecessors. The body also now covered with Gorilla Glass at front and back, and while there is a headphone jack, there's no memory expansion port. The specifications of the dual-camera are very similar to the 5T, but at 1/2.6" the 16MP sensor in the main camera is a touch larger and now equipped with optical image stabilization. The lens aperture remains at F1.7. The 20MP secondary imager measures 1/2.8" and also comes with an F1.7 aperture. The equivalent focal length is 27mm and PDAF is the AF system of choice. As before, image data from the […]

  • John Thomson: The First Travel Photographer?
    by Mike Smith on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Imagine a world that, wherever you traveled, you were the first to capture an image. That was the ten year experience of John Thomson, but it was 1862 and he used the wet collodion process with photographic requirements that are about as far removed from today as imaginable. So what were his achievements? [More... […]

  • The Gear Fstoppers Used To Film Photographing The World 3
    by Lee Morris on May 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Last year we released Photographing The World 3 with Elia Locardi. To film this tutorial we traveled around the world with Elia for 3 months, and in the process, we used a ton of new gear. In this video, we talk about everything we used to produce this tutorial. [More... […]

  • Plantronics BackBeat Go 600 review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    The company's new $100 over-ear Bluetooth headphones are full-sized yet comfortable, and sound pretty good. […]

  • Everyone takes bad photos: Don’t fear failure because even the best photographers still mess up
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    In today's world of social media and sharing photos, it can be easy to think that your favorite photographers only take awesome photos. After all, if you're following talented photographers, you only see great shot after great shot on Instagram. When you're just starting out, being inundated with amazing work can be inspiring, but it can also be frustrating and perhaps even a bit scary. As photographer Manny Ortiz points out in his latest video, it's important to remember that no matter how good a photographer is, they do still... (read more) […]

  • Three Pricing Pitfalls Photographers Should Avoid
    by Aaron Patton on May 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Pricing your work is tricky. Whether you're a commercial photographer, portrait shooter, or selling prints of your artwork, your career depends on your ability to price yourself well. Does your rate sheet have any of these mistakes? [More... […]

  • Cuban Beauties with the Fuji X100F by Guillaume Dutilh
    by Steve Huff on May 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Cuban Beauties with the Fuji X100F By Guillaume Dutilh @PhotoXplorer – Cuba often gives tourists the impression of traveling back in time, a feeling mostly created by the number of antique 1940’s and 1950’s cars. How is it [... […]

  • Leaked photos of DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera
    on May 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Photo by OsitaLV via Twitter The DJI Phantom 5 drone is allegedly featured in two newly-leaked images—as well as a few sketches—that claim to reveal details about the unannounced model. The leak comes from Twitter account "OsitaLV," which also leaked images that allegedly showed the Phantom 5 camera in March. The images in the most recent leak, however, include the full drone, lenses, and controllers. One of the two newly leaked images (below) shows the same camera featured in the March leak, though with the lens removed and featured at a new angle: Photo by OsitaLV via Twitter OsitaLV also shared three sketches showing the camera and lenses, one claiming the DJI Phantom 5's interchangeable lens camera has a 1-inch CMOS sensor. Another sketch claimed four F2.8 lenses will be available: 15mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm. Finally, the second new image shows the complete drone with the same grey body color and dark landing gear visible in the March leak. It's getting close. […]

  • Electrolux EFLS627UTT review - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on May 16, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I don't need a new washing machine, but I want the Editors' Choice award-winning Electrolux EFLS627UTT. […]

  • The ultimate video guide to predicting, planning, shooting and processing northern lights photos
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    There's something particularly special about aurora photography. How else can you explain photographers heading out in the middle of the night just for a typically small chance at photographing the brilliant natural phenomenon? Even if you are fortunate enough to live somewhere near the poles, which grants you a much better opportunity at seeing and shooting auroras, there's still a lot of planning, luck and patience which comes into play. For photographer Mads Peter Iversen, the northern lights are one of his favorite subjects... (read more) […]

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review
    on May 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    81%Overall scoreJump to conclusion The Panasonic ZS200 (known as the TZ200 outside of North America) is a compact travel zoom camera with a 24-360mm equiv. lens and a 20MP, 1" sensor that's larger than what you'd find on a typical long-zoom camera. In addition to capturing 20MP stills, it can also record decent quality UHD 4K video. In general we like what the ZS200 has to offer in terms of spec and performance, though lenses in this class of cameras are often on the soft side. While the ZS200 has the longest zoom of any nearly pocketable enthusiast compact, most people will be better served by the less expensive ZS100, if they don't mind less zoom range. Key Features: 20.1MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor F3.3-6.4 24-360mm equiv. zoom lens 2.33M-dot EVF with 0.53x equiv. magnification 10 fps burst (focus locked on first shot), 6 fps burst (continuous AF) UHD 4K video at 30p and 24p 5-axis Hybrid IS for 1080p video 3" toucscreen LCD Depth from Defocus AF Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 4K Photo with […]

  • B&H no longer sells Nikon 1 cameras and lenses
    by [NR] admin on May 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    A quick update on my post from a few days ago about the Nikon 1 system being semi-officially discontinued: B&H no longer sells Nikon 1 cameras (see attached screenshots) B&H currently has only one Nikon 1 lens in stock (Nikkor 32mm f/1.2) At Adorama the situation is similar - only three Nikon 1 lenses are in stock Adorama […] Related posts:Dpreview believes Nikon 1 is no longer in development Major German photo website issues an “online obituary” for the Nikon 1 mirrorless system Rumor: Nikon D700 discontinued in Canada […]

  • New Fujifilm X/GFX website and app offers news, events, deals, interviews and tips
    on May 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Fujifilm X-Series and GFX users can now tune in to the latest Fuji offers and inspiration via a new website and app created by Fujifilm USA. The site will host interviews with X and GFX professionals, run technique articles to help users get the most from their kit, and showcase collections of images shot with Fujifilm equipment. FujifilmXGFX.com was launched yesterday by Fujifilm USA, but there are no actual geographic restrictions on access to the content, so it can be enjoyed by anyone. An app, launched at the same time is essentially a mobile version of the site, and will carry the same articles formatted for the small screen. The company promises give-aways and news of special deals, as well as a finder function to help users locate their closest Fujifilm dealer. In addition, the company has launched a printed newspaper called Fujifilm X/GFX USA Bulletin that will feature highlights from the website, and which will be given away free in camera stores. To see the new site visit […]

  • The new Honor 10 features portrait lighting and advanced scene recognition
    on May 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Huawei has just launched the latest flagship model of its sub-brand Honor, and at 400 Euros (approximately $475) for the 64GB version or 450 Euros (approximately $530) for the 128GB variant, the Honor 10 offers the same Kirin 970 top-end chipset as Huawei's flagships P20 and P20 Pro at a significantly lower price point. The camera specifications are different to the Huawei models—unfortunately, there is no P20 Pro-like triple cam—but, at least on paper, the specs still look pretty good. The Honor 10 features a dual-camera setup that comes with a 16MP/F1.8 main camera and a 24MP monochrome secondary chip. Image data from the latter is merged computationally with the main camera for advanced digital zoom, lower noise levels and better detail. And, of course, there's a native monochrome mode as well. Huawei puts a lot of emphasis on the camera software, too. As is currently en vogue, AI is used for object recognition, and the Honor 10 has 22 shooting modes that recognize and […]

  • Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far
    by Gordon Laing on May 16, 2018 at 10:48 am

    The Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO is a bright wide lens, aimed at Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless owners who want the best performance and fastest aperture at this flexible focal length. Check out my video overview and sample images!… The post Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm Instax SQ6 First Impressions
    on May 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    We attended the UK launch party for the new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant film camera. Ahead of our full review, here are our detailed first impressions of using Fujifilm's first instant analogue camera to use the square Instax film. […]

  • Fujifilm Instax SQ6 Hands-on Photos
    on May 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant film camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant film camera. […]

  • Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6
    on May 16, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is the first fully analog Fujifilm instax camera to be compatible with square format film. […]

  • Honor 10 Flagship Smartphone for £400
    on May 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Honor has just launched the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018, priced at £399.99. […]

  • Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera ISO 800
    on May 16, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Kodak Alaris is launching a high quality Daylight Single Use Camera with 800 ISO Film. The Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera ISO 800 is available from May 2018 through all dealers in Europe stocking Kodak films. […]

  • World's First 24-hour Gigapixel Time-lapse Panorama
    on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The World's first 24-hour Gigapixel time-lapse panorama has been captured with the Nikon D850 and MRMC’s robotic Ulti-Head. In total over 6,240 photos were taken across a 155-degree view over 24 hours, and subsequently stitched together to create an incredibly detailed panorama, and the first gigapixel timelapse of London. […]

  • Call to tackle traditional outdated image of engineering with global photography competition
    by Nigel Atherton on May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Gadget Show’s Georgie Barrat fronts search for the IET Engineering & Technology Photographer of the YearIn a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and technology and dispel its traditional image of hard hats and …Continue reading » […]

  • LG LSXC22436S Side-by-Side Counter-Depth Refrigerator review - CNET
    by Ry Crist on May 15, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    It isn't anything too flashy, but this highly efficient LG fridge offers top-notch performance at a very fair price. […]

  • FLASHBACK FUN! NEW Videos: Voigtlander 75 f/1.8, 10.5 f/0.95 and 50 f/1.5!
    by Steve Huff on May 15, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    FLASHBACK FUN! NEW Videos: Voigtlander 75 f/1.8, 10.5 f/0.95 and 50 f/1.5! By Steve Huff Hey guys! New videos today for three older lenses I have reviewed years ago but never did a video for. [... […]

  • Master and Dynamic MW50 Plus Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by David Carnoy on May 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    With the new MW50 Plus you can swap between small and large ear pads depending on your mood. […]

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
    by Tim Stevens on May 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    The new, 455-horsepower Porsche Cayenne is properly quick and surprisingly efficient. Welcome to the wonderful world of the plug-in SUV. […]

  • Huawei Honor 10 review - CNET
    by Andrew Hoyle on May 15, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    A lovely blue and purple finish, but the camera doesn't impress. […]

  • The Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 is now $30 off
    by [NR] admin on May 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 is currently $30 off at B&H: Update: as a reader already noticed, it seems that Vello will be coming with a new version BGN192 battery grip for the Nikon D850 - see the new product listing at B&H. Vello BG-N19 battery grip additional information: Extends shooting time Holds […] Related posts:In stock now: the new Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 Can you get 9 fps with the new Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850? (*UPDATED*) Phottix BG-D800 battery grip for Nikon D800/E now availab […]

  • Improving your compositions using framing and leading lines
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Photographer Andrew Marr is in Augusta, Australia and has been trying his hand at photographing the Leeuwin Lighthouse. The situation offered Marr the opportunity to work on utilizing foreground elements to frame his subject and feature leading lines. In the video below, Marr is shooting with a Fujifilm X-T2 and XF 10-24mm lens. His objective, given the weather and the foreground, is to capture a moody image which features the lighthouse. To see more from Andrew Marr, follow him on Instagram. (Via Andrew Marr)... (read more) […]

  • Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    And it has crazy long battery life, too. […]

  • Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on May 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The completely analog camera is the third Fujifilm product to use its 1:1 ratio instant film. […]

  • World’s first gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline was done with a Nikon D850 (7.3 billion pixel photo)
    by [NR] admin on May 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    The world's first gigapixel photoshoot of the London skyline was done with a Nikon D850. The result was a 7.3 billion pixel photo: From CNN: This incredible panoramic timelapse was the product of a collaboration between Visualise, the London-based VR and 360-degree production studio, and Lenstore, the contact lens company. Using robotic motion technology to […] Related posts:Weekly news flash #443 Nikon D850 edition (with D850 vs. a7r III comparisons) Translation of the leaked Nikon D850 slides Nikon to invest $1.96 billion in medical, other growth areas […]

  • New Canon 70-200mm Lenses Coming in Early June [CR3]
    by Canon Rumors on May 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    We’re told that Canon will finally unveil their new 70-200mm lenses with an early June announcement. Yes, that’s plural. We can 100% confirm that one of the new lenses will be an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II. We can also 95% confirm that the second lens will be a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. All Read more... […]

  • FREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGED
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    My RØDE Reel May Offer: Get a FREE* VideoMicro Via RØDE Microphones: Friday 11th May, 2018 My RØDE Reel's special May Offer is here. To celebrate My RØDE Reel's 5th ... The post FREE VideoMicro as RØDE Microphones Celebrates Release of Short Film BUGGED appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesWin an ALL-EXPENSES-PAID, YEAR LONG JOB at RØDE HQ in Sydney, Australia!MY RØDE REEL 2018 Is HERE with $1 Million in Prizes!My RØDE Reel 2017 Wraps! Submissions Up 24%&nbs […]

  • Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on May 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    As I cruise around talking to people about cameras and gear, the Sigma Art series comes up a lot. So this announcement from Sigma will spark more conversation I'm sure. Granted ... The post Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesA Fascinating Look into Lens Manufacturing in the SIGMA Factory TourSigma Announces More High End Art Lenses! How Do You Compare Them To Canon?Rumor alert: New Style of Camera Coming from Canon?&nbs […]

  • Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: How to use a neutral density filter
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Some filter effects can be replicated via Photoshop, such as a graduated neutral density filter used to darken the sky in an image. However, some physical filters cannot be replaced, including a polarizing filter and a solid neutral density filter. In the video below, David Bergman shows us the impact a neutral density filter has on your photography. With a neutral density filter, you can slow down your camera's shutter speed. This is achieved by reducing the amount of light that goes through your lens and onto your camera... (read more) […]

  • Fujifilm Instax SQ6 review so far
    by Gordon Laing on May 15, 2018 at 9:51 am

    The Fujifilm Instax SQ6 is an analogue instant camera that looks like the classic Instagram logo. It's Fujifilm's second instant camera to use the Instax Square format that outputs 2.4x2.4in prints, but unlike last year's digital SQ10, embraces the analogue process. Check out my preview.… The post Fujifilm Instax SQ6 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Fujifilm launches Instax Square SQ6 – its first fully analogue square camera
    by Amy Davies on May 15, 2018 at 8:55 am

    The new Instax camera is the first proprietary camera to use square format Instax film and be completely analogueFujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, its first fully analogue, square-format instant camera. Although the square format film has …Continue reading » […]

  • Rumors: new Nikon price increase coming to the UK in June
    by [NR] admin on May 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Nikon is rumored to announce a new prices increase in the UK next month (June, 2018) and this time it is expected to be a significant one. If you are planning on buying a new Nikkor lens, now it is probably a good time to pull the trigger. I was told that even the new Nikkor AF-S […] Related posts:Update: Nikon price increase coming to Europe (new price list from Germany) Sigma lenses price increase (9% – 28%) coming to Europe Nikon price increase coming to Euro […]

  • Fujifilm goes square and stylish with new analog Instax Square SQ6
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 15, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Fujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, the world's first square format analog Instax camera. Of the new Square SQ6, Fujifilm North America's Imaging Division President Manny Almeida says, "We are very excited to bring our first square format analog Instax camera to market. The SQ6 is an affordable and attractive option from the Instax line of instant cameras to capture real-life moments with a creative twist." The SQ6, as has been the case with other Instax cameras, has been designed to be an attractive and sleek camera,... (read more) […]

  • Report: Nikon 1 semi-officially discontinued in Canada
    by [NR] admin on May 14, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    A reader sent me a link to a dpreview thread describing a conversation with a Nikon rep at a recent trade photo show in Canada: The annual trade photo show is taking place at the main camera store here in Regina, Canada. At the Nikon booth, there were no Nikon 1 cameras, lenses or accessories (like last […] Related posts:Rumor: Nikon D700 discontinued in Canada Nikon D40 discontinued in Canada Nikon D40 officially discontinued […]

  • 2019 Audi A8 Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on May 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    We preview the autonomous driving features in Audi's flagship A8 sedan (including some very advanced features not coming to the US), and were very impressed by its smooth, quiet power train and the high level of cabin technology. […]

  • Persistence in photography: How Nigel Danson chased the perfect flower photo
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Sometimes the largest part of photographic success is persistence. For photographer Nigel Danson, he has spent the last week trying to capture a spring bluebell photo. It may seem a simple shot, but when you have a specific idea for lighting, composition and color in mind, even a simple shot can become immensely complex. In the video below, we join Danson as he visits six separate locations, including four spots at sunrise, as he looks for that perfect shot. Along the way, he offers some great tips for photographing flowers and... (read more) […]

  • Sony @ CP+: A.I. is the future of mirrorless cameras; only we have the technology to drive market growth
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 14, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Earlier this year, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells and senior editor William Brawley attended the CP+ tradeshow in Japan, where they were fortunate to be able to meet with executives from many of the most significant companies in the imaging industry. As we work our way through a backlog of transcription and editing, our interview series continues with a visit to the booth of Sony Corp. Several Sony staffers kindly made time to answer our questions, but since we weren't always able to clearly identify speakers as our... (read more) […]

  • Voigtalnder 40 1.2 IN STOCK, Both E and M Mounts!
    by Steve Huff on May 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Voigtalnder 40 1.2 IN STOCK, Both E and M Mounts! Hey guys, I know some of you have been looking for the beautiful Voigtlander 40 1.2 in Sony E Mount. It has been out of [... […]

  • Carmel market by night with a Canon 6D by Ziv Zad
    by Steve Huff on May 14, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Carmel market by night with a Canon 6D by Ziv Zad Hi My true passion is street photography lately I was at The Carmel Market in Tel Aviv it is a wonderful place which during [... […]

  • More fake news: “Internal Fujifilm document predicts 50% market share decrease for Canon and Nikon within 2021”
    by [NR] admin on May 14, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Today you will find a lot of fake news and made up rumors reported on some websites. Of course, the information is always carefully crafted so you cannot really verify the validity at a later time. The only purpose of those "rumors" is clickbait and I usually don't report them here, but I saw a post […] Related posts:Nikon expects its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to help gain 40%-50% market share? Report Reveals Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony Series Rank Highest in Owner Satisfaction Nikon market share in Japan for 2016 according to BCN ranking […]

  • For Thomas Heaton, visiting Torres del Paine National Park in Chile was a photographic dream come true
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Photographer Thomas Heaton has been to a lot of amazing places to shoot photos, but one place he has never been despite having dreamed of going for many years is Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Finally, he has been able to make the trip and fortunately for us, he's brought us along on his journey. In the video below, he heads to a few different locations in the picturesque park at sunrise, during the day and finally at sunset. As is often the case with his videos, he shares some pointers as he shoots and offers insight... (read more) […]

  • Industry News: Canon on Reframing the Business to Avoid Further Smartphone Disruption
    by Canon Rumors on May 14, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Canon has always been considered a marketing powerhouse and they have remained the number 1 camera manufacturer based on marketshare, and their marketshare is increasing in segments such as mirrorless cameras and lenses. From Marketing Week: …… Bonniface admits the market has been “challenging” but says the general perception is that sales have now “bottomed Read more... […]

  • 9 easy-to-find portrait locations in under 2 minutes
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on May 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    If you don't have a studio, or even if you do, you will likely spend a lot of time searching out great locations to shoot outdoor portraiture. The perfect location for a specific context is not always easy to find, but the video below from Mango Street should you give you plenty of great ideas. For example, if you have a café or restaurant near you with large windows, shooting through these windows can offer a really neat look. You can do some cool things with different types of reflections as well. The next idea should be... (read more) […]

  • Yongnuo Announces the YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8 II, With Super Bokeh Effect
    by Canon Rumors on May 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Supports USB-free Firmware Upgrade  Firmware of the lens can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port, which not only meets the requirements of firmware upgrade and appearance design, but also avoids the incompatibility problems caused by different computer operating systems.(Note: this function needs to be supported by camera) F1.8 Bright Aperture Maximum aperture F1.8,bokeh effect is Read more... […]

  • Another EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III Mention [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on May 14, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    The announcement for the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II which was scheduled for this past April, appears to have been delayed. We’re still being told that it is coming “soon”. However, as mentioned preciously, we don’t think this is the last 70-200mm lens coming from Canon in 2018. We’re being told again that a new Read more... […]

  • Review: Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 by TDP
    by Canon Rumors on May 14, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the recently released Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 lens. The first autofocus lens from Rokinon for the Canon EF mount. From The-Digital-Picture: Rokinon/Samyang’s first auto focus lens for Canon (Sony was already covered), the AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens, jumps right to the top of my all-time Rokinon/Samyang lens favorites list and Read more... […]

  • HP EliteBook 1050 G1, x360 1030 G3, x2 1013 G3 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on May 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    In addition to adding a new 15-inch EliteBook 1050 with a GTX 1050 option, the entire line is getting brighter displays to improve your view outdoors. […]

  • Canon EOS 4000D review
    by Ken McMahon on May 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Canon's EOS 4000D is a low-priced DSLR that aims to make creative photography more affordable. It offers an 18 Megapixel APSC sensor, 1080p video, 9-point AF, 3fps and Wifi. There's few frills, but it's a solid spec for the money. Check out my review!… The post Canon EOS 4000D review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #470
    by [NR] admin on May 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    → New ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 coming in June. → Classic camera review: the original Nikon F. → Sigma Mother’s day deals. → Video review: Mcoplus vertical multiple function battery grip for Nikon D850. → Inside Nikon's Hikari glass factory: Related posts:Imaging Resource visits Nikon’s Hikari glass factory Weekly Nikon news flash #455 Weekly Nikon news flash #459 […]

  • Nikon pulled out of the 2018 NRA’s annual meeting
    by [NR] admin on May 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Nikon will not be part of NRA's annual meeting this year - here is a quote from Bloomberg: "Also missing: Nikon Inc. The photographic-equipment company, which also makes rifle scopes, has been an exhibitor at previous NRA conventions. Nikon executives also didn’t respond to requests for comment; nor did the NRA. It’s unclear why the […] Related posts:Nikon cuts annual forecasts by 68% on lower demand Nikon cuts their annual profit forecast Nikon forecasts a record annual loss […]

  • TowerJazz Q1 2018 report: “We are moving according to our plans with the leading DSLR camera supplier”
    by [NR] admin on May 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Here is a quote from the TowerJazz Q1 2018 earnings call transcript where company's executives talk again about the foundry's image sensor business and their ongoing relationship with a "leading DSLR camera supplier": "We are moving according to our plans with the leading DSLR camera supplier and we will start soon as second even more […] Related posts:TowerJazz working on a new full frame sensors with global shutter First indication that the Nikon D850 sensor could be made by TowerJazz February CIPA report: DSLR cameras production has better numbers than mirrorless […]

  • Enter to Win a Loupedeck, The Photo Editing Console for Adobe Lightroom
    by Canon Rumors on May 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Do you want to win a Loupedeck? Just enter your email address below for your chance to win the photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. If you’re not sure what it is, read more about it here. […]

  • Slide copying with the Nikon ES-1, BR-5 adapters and the Nikkor Micro AF-S 105mm f/2.8 ED VR lens
    by [NR] admin on May 12, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Slide copying by K. Jayaram, a nature photographer from India: I have used slide films for over four decades. I have been wanting to copy some of the important slides and tried copying and scanning with no satisfying results. After a serious hunt, I came across the Nikon slide copying attachment ES-1. But the problem with it […] Related posts:Copying photographic film with the Nikon D810 and a shoe box Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED IF VR Micro lens now made in China Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens review […]

  • New Nikon camera N1718 registered online
    by [NR] admin on May 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Nikon registered a new camera under the code name N1718 with the Russian government authority. This is the fourth registered, but not-yet-announced Nikon camera: Type Manufactured in Model name N1608 Digital camera Thailand D850 N1610 Digital camera Thailand D7500 N16D3 Digital camera Indonesia COOLPIX W 300 N1622 Digital camera China → Thailand  not yet announced N16F1 Remote […] Related posts:New Nikon N1711 camera registered with the Indonesian communications agency Postel List of not yet announced Nikon cameras registered with various agencies New Nikon N1710 digital camera registered with the Indonesian communications agency Post […]

  • The new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art full frame lens will not be available for Nikon F-mount
    by [NR] admin on May 11, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Today Sigma announced the price and availability of their new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art full frame lens that will be available for Sigma, Canon and Sony E mounts but not for Nikon F-mount. The reason is because Sigma is using a new autofocus motor (similar to the Nikon AF-P lenses). Here is the exact quote […] Related posts:Sigma to announce a new 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art full frame lens for Nikon F mount Sigma officially announces their new 14-24mm f/2.8 Art full frame DSLR lens Sigma announces the development of 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lenses […]

  • Video: Classic lighting set-ups you should know
    by Hollie Latham Hucker on May 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    With modern LED lighting it's easier than ever to create classic lighting set-ups for portraiture. Check out our behind-the-scenes video with portrait pro James Paterson, to see how it's doneWith modern LED lighting it's easier than ever to create classic lighting set-ups for portraiture. Check out our behind-the-scenes video with portrait pro James Paterson, to see how it's don […]

  • Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens
    by Canon Rumors on May 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Ronkonkoma, NY – May 11, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art, the first prime macro lens to be adorned with the Art badge, will be available in Canon mount in the end of May for $569.00 USD through authorized Read more... […]

  • Photography rules worth breaking
    by Amateur Photographer on May 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Rules help us take better pictures, but blind devotion can result in clichéd pictures. James Paterson suggests a few ways to break freeCredit: Getty Images - Tim Grist Photography 2017Rules help us take better pictures, but blind devotion can result in clichéd pictures. James Paterson suggests a few ways to break fr […]

  • Deal of the day: Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.5 – 5.6 VR lens for $279 ($468 off)
    by [NR] admin on May 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    If you are still using the Nikon 1 system, this deal is for you: for a limited time you can get the Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm f/4.5 - 5.6 VR lens for $279  - this is $467.95 off the regular MSRP. Related posts:Nikon patents for 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens and fan accessory for cooling digital cameras Deal of the day: Nikon 1 J5 with 10-100mm lens for $800 ($250 off) The next lens for the Nikon AW1 will be the Nikkor 1 10-100mm f/4-5.6 […]

  • Panasonic Lumix FT7 Sample Images
    on May 11, 2018 at 1:00 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. […]

  • Panasonic Lumix FT7 First Impressions
    on May 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    We've spent the last couple of days testing out the new Panasonic Lumix FT7 tough compact camera in the beautiful surroundings of Lulworth Cove, Dorset, in the UK. Here are our detailed first impressions of using Panasonic's first new tough camera in the last 5 years... […]

  • Panasonic Lumix FT7 Hands-on Photos
    on May 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix FT7 tough camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix FT7 tough camera. […]

  • Panasonic Lumix FT7​ Tough Camera
    on May 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a brand new, tough, compact camera. A 20.4-megapixel high-sensitivity sensor is joined by a 28mm wide angle 4.6x (28-128mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilisation). New for the FT7 is a 0.2-inch 1,170k-dot equivalent Live View Finder for composing your images, while  the 3.0-inch rear monitor boasts the highest-in-class 1,040k-dot resolution. Full-resolution high-speed burst shooting at 10fps is available along with high-resolution 4K video. The Lumix FT7 will be available in 3 colour versions: orange, blue and black, from July with an SRP of £399. […]

  • Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Pricing Announced - £499 / $569
    on May 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £499.99 including VAT in the UK and $569 in the US. The Canon mount will be available at the end of May and the Sigma mount in June. The release of the Sony E-Mount version will be announced later. […]

  • Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 for Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens
    on May 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The chargeable installation service of the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens for Canon starts from 18th May. The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is an accessory which enables photographers to use a sheet filter on the lens.The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is available now with a Suggested Retail Price of £34.99 including VAT. The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 and installation service by Sigma Imaging UK Ltd is £59.99 including VAT. […]

  • Panasonic Lumix FT7 / TS7 review so far
    by Ken McMahon on May 11, 2018 at 9:09 am

    The Panasonic Lumix FT7 / TS7 is the company's latest rugged waterproof compact. Waterproof to 31 metres, It replaces the Lumix FT5 / TS5 with an updated 20.4 Megapixel sensor, a stabilised 4.6x zoom and, for the first time on an FT model, a built in 1,170k dot electronic viewfinder.… The post Panasonic Lumix FT7 / TS7 review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Panasonic launches Lumix FT7 – rugged compact with 31m waterproofing
    by Amy Davies on May 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

    The new Lumix tough compact camera is waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof, shockproof and pressure resistant. Panasonic has introduced a new tough compact camera to its Lumix line-up. Following on from the FT5, the new FT7 …Continue reading » […]

  • Well, Here’s Another Mirrorless Option for Your Canon Glass
    by Canon Rumors on May 10, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    The folks at Yongnuo have posted a Micro Four Thirds camera module with an EF mount for the iPhone on their web site. There are no specifications as of yet, but DIYPhotography appears to be the first to spot this interesting creation. We’ve seen similar products in the past from the likes of Sony and Olympus, Read more... […]

  • Industry News: CMOS Sensor Sales Are at An All-Time High
    by Canon Rumors on May 10, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Things are going really well for CMOS sensor makers according to IC Insights. IC Insights reports: The spread of digital camera applications in vehicles, machine vision, human recognition and security systems, as well as for more powerful camera phones will drive CMOS image sensor sales to an eighth straight record-high level this year with worldwide revenues Read more... […]

  • Stock Notice: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI at B&H Photo
    by Canon Rumors on May 10, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    B&H Photo has stock of the brand new Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI. Product Highlights Auto Intelligent Bounce Head Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II Guide Number: 154′ at ISO 100 and 105mm Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel) Tilts Upward 120°, +/- 180° Rotation AI.B Full-Auto and AI.B Semi-Auto Modes Optical Receiver Mode LCD Panel AF Assist Read more... […]

  • New Nikon patents: 20mm f/2 full frame lens for curved sensor, BSI sensor with dual shutter mode
    by [NR] admin on May 10, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Nikon filed patents (P2018-72638A, P201872640A) for a 20mm f/2 full-frame lens designed for a curved image sensor: Focal length: 20mm Aperture: 2.0 Image height: 21.1 mm Half angle of view: 53.6 Nikon filed a patent (P2018-67965A) for a stacked BSI image sensor with dual shutter mode: rolling for low-noise and global for less distortion. Related posts:The latest Nikon lens patents (incl. 35mm f/2 full frame lens designed for a curved sensor) New Nikon 24mm f/1.8 full-frame and APS-C mirrorless lens patents filed in Japan Nikon files patent for a 35mm f/2.8 VR full frame lens […]