Photography News

  • This week SAR readers photos selection
    by Mauro P on August 19, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Alex Phan‎ I’ve been trying to capture the frontal view of the owl catching the figeaters beetle with “both eyes open” for the last 3 months and still not be able to get it yet. The season is ending today. This is as much as i can do. Until next season. A9+ 100-400G Master + […] The post This week SAR readers photos selection appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • First look: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter
    by [NR] admin on August 19, 2018 at 1:57 am

    B&H published their first look video on the Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter: More Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter reviews: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set: first reviews and feedback Check pricing and availability: Nikon ES-2 film digitalizing adapter set (B&H | Adorama | WEX) Nikon FH-4 strip film holder (B&H | Adorama | WEX) Nikon FH-5 slide mount holder (B&H | Adorama | WEX) Related posts:The new Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set for the D850 will start shipping on March 30, 2018 New for the D850: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set – scan film at 45.7MP The new Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set for the D850 is still not availab […]

  • Lexar is back in business, still looking for a cost-effective solution for XQD memory cards
    by [NR] admin on August 19, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Lexar is now officially back in business as reported by CameraJabber. Here is a quote from the company's CEO Huabo Cai: “I’m extremely excited to re-introduce the Lexar brand to our worldwide customers. Lexar is dynamic, has superior research and development capabilities, and has a deep understanding of our customer’s needs. At the same time, […] Related posts:ProGrade will not manufacture XQD memory cards, Lexar is currently producing XQD memory cards Update on the Lexar XQD memory cards Lexar XQD memory cards updat […]

  • Here’s What Photographers Should Be Putting on Their Blogs
    by Danette Chappell on August 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    For photographers, taking pictures comes naturally. Marketing, creating content, and blogging, however, may not flow as easily. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing when creating content for your blog. [More... […]

  • The Fujifilm X100F Is Not Yet a Mature Camera
    by Dylan Goldby on August 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    With all the excitement in recent weeks about the release of the new Nikon mirrorless camera and its homage to the history of a great camera company, I thought I would take a moment to look back at the evolution of the Fujifilm X100 series into its current form and talk about why it still isn’t truly a mature camera.  [More... […]

  • An “exact mockup” of the back of the Nikon Z mirrorless camera based on a real picture
    by [NR] admin on August 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Here is an updated mockup of the back of the Nikon mirrorless camera based on a real leaked picture that I, unfortunately, cannot post online - the only note I will add is that the EVF bump/housing is slightly smaller/lower (click image for larger view): Here are the details from my last post: Picture © […] Related posts:New Nikon mirrorless camera leak from China – is it a mockup or a real picture? First leaked picture of the new Nikon mirrorless full frame camera (with Z-mount?) Nikon mirrorless camera paper mocku […]

  • Six Things I Learned Shooting With High-End Photo Gear
    by Scott Choucino on August 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I’ve had the fortune of being let loose with a high-end Phase One medium format full frame digital camera; here is what I learned.  [More... […]

  • A Baker's Dozen of Impressive Perseid Meteor Shower Captures
    by Michael B. Stuart on August 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    While the Perseid Meteor Shower was putting on a show earlier this week, I was fast asleep. Luckily for all of us, a lot of talented photographers planned ahead and captured some great photos. [More... […]

  • Mirrorless hype? Mirrorless wars? Do you care? (Nikon mirrorless camera poll #3)
    by [NR] admin on August 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    This is our third Nikon mirrorless camera poll - do you prefer to use a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? Do you prefer to use a DSLR or a mirrorless camera? Direct link to poll. Here are the results from our previous two Nikon mirrorless polls: YouTube is full of all kinds of opinions, thoughts and […] Related posts:Nikon mirrorless camera poll #2 Nikon mirrorless camera poll Poll: are you going to buy the new Nikon mirrorless camera? […]

  • Tony Northrup says Sony has probably a near two year “advantage” over the new Nikon and Canon FF mirrorless
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Tony and Chelsea Northrup do believe than even if Nikon and Canon new FF mirrorless will be as good as the current A7-A9 line Sony is sill nearly two years ahead of them. The Sony A9 is 18 months old. At the time Canon and Nikon FF mirrorless will be available on the market Sony […] The post Tony Northrup says Sony has probably a near two year “advantage” over the new Nikon and Canon FF mirrorless appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Shooting live music with the Panasonic Lumix GX9
    on August 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction 85mm | ISO 200 | 1/2000 sec | F2.8 The South Lake Union Block Party is pretty standard as far as block parties go these days; loud music and expensive beer in a vacant lot in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Over the course of putting the finishing touches on our full review of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9, I wanted to get some real-world autofocus experience to put our more formal testing into better context. So, on a hot and hazy Seattle afternoon, I took the GX9 and Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F2.8 lens down to see the band Acid Tongue, and exclusively used Touchpad AF and Tracking the entire time. Here's what I found. All images in this article were shot with the GX9 and Lumix 35-100mm F2.8 and are processed in Adobe Camera Raw. Tracking technique 47mm | F2.8 | ISO 200 | 1/4000 sec | F2.8 Touchpad AF on the GX9 allows you to drag your finger around the screen to move your AF point while the camera's viewfinder is up to your eye. This is great for […]

  • Sony takes five at the 2018-19 EISA awards
    on August 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The European Imaging and Sound Association has announced the winners of its 2018-19 awards, with Sony doing particularly well and coming away with five of the eighteen prizes. The Camera of the Year award went to the Sony a7 III, while the a7R III took Professional Mirrorless Camera of the Year and the Cyber-shot RX10 IV bridge camera came away with the award for the best superzoom model. The prize for the best mirrorless camera went to the Fujifilm X-H1 and the Canon EOS M50 was the recipient of a new award for Best Buy Camera. Nikon’s D850 deservedly won Professional DSLR of the Year so the Canon EOS 6D Mark II took the DSLR title. Three of the lens awards went to models designed for the Sony system, with the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GN OSS and FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM being joined by Tamron’s 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD in the mirrorless sector. Canon and Nikon took a DSLR lens award each for the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM and the Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm F4 TC1.4 FL ED VR, while […]

  • Phase One just published The Learning Hub for their Software Capture One Pro
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 18, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Phase One just published The Learning Hub for their Software Capture One Pro. The Learning Hub is the place to go for Capture One tutorials and webinars made by Phase One. The content is quickly filtered, making it fast and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you need a quick 2-minute tutorial […] The post Phase One just published The Learning Hub for their Software Capture One Pro appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Landscape photography camera settings: Metering, exposure, focus and shooting with Atillio Ruffo
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Photographer Attilio Ruffo is in California doing landscape photography and he wants to discuss camera settings. Ruffo likes to keep things simple and straightforward, so the video below focuses on four different camera setting topics: metering, exposure, focusing and shooting. How does Attilio meter his landscape scenes? He primarily uses two kinds of metering modes, spot and matrix. The latter of which evaluates nearly all of the scene. How precisely it works depends on your camera, but in general, it meters the entire frame.... (read more) […]

  • For European: Best price yet on the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 E-mount lens
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 18, 2018 at 7:18 am

    This is the lowest price ever on a great lens: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 APS-C E-mount for 353 Euro at Amazon.de (all EU citizen can buy it from there). Reminder: You get the SUPERB Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE  for 510 Euro only sold directly by Amazon Spain (Click here). The post For European: Best price yet on the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 E-mount lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Firmware Friday: Fuji fixes FinePix XP130, XF 18mm and 60mm lenses
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 18, 2018 at 3:17 am

    For the second week in a row, our regular Firmware Friday roundup is a relatively brief affair. In the past seven days, the only manufacturer which has dropped any new updates is Fujifilm, with the company supplying new firmware for one compact camera, and two XF-mount lenses. And in all three cases, the new firmware is free of new features, instead focusing on fixes for miscellaneous bugs. For the Fuji FinePix XP130 firmware version 1.01 update (download here), the date stamp function will now change its placement to... (read more) […]

  • Deal of the day: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens now $300 off incl. free USB dock
    by [NR] admin on August 18, 2018 at 1:55 am

    For a limited time, the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount is $300 off only at Adorama (this deal also includes a free Sigma USB dock for Nikon lenses, a $59 value): B&H is selling the Contemporary lens in a kit with a 1.4x teleconverter for 1,289. The Sigma Contemporary lens is lighter, cheaper and with a […] Related posts:Deal of the day: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens + free USB dock for $789 Another weekend deal: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens + free USB dock for $789 Price of Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens announced […]

  • Delkin to launch a new line of “premium” XQD memory cards next week
    by [NR] admin on August 18, 2018 at 1:40 am

    As I already reported last year, Delkin will start selling XQD memory cards. The official announcement will be next week, on August 21st. This is a good news since Lexar is not ready to start selling XQD memory cards and Sony is currently the only XQD manufacturer (ProGrade will not produce XQD memory cards). Here […] Related posts:Update on the Lexar XQD memory cards More info on Lexar, XQD and CFExpress memory cards compatibility, Hoodman rumored to start making XQD cards ProGrade will not manufacture XQD memory cards, Lexar is currently producing XQD memory cards […]

  • What Will the Nikon Mirrorless Camera Mean?
    by Spencer Lookabaugh on August 17, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    All I’ll say, is that I owned the original a7 and it kinda sucked. Is Nikon going to get it right the “first” time? Or will next week's supposed announcement of the Z-series cameras begin a long cycle of trying to one up themselves while trying to keep up with the major mirrorless players? [More... […]

  • Edmonton Folk Festival with a Nikon F100 and FILM! By Mark Ewanchuk
    by Steve Huff on August 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Edmonton Folk Festival with a Nikon F100 and FILM! By Mark Ewanchuk Hi Steve and Brandon, I hope you and your followers are well.  Attached are some photos from our recent Folk Music Festival. This [... […]

  • (SR3) New Voigtlander FE lenses to be announced at Photokina?
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    We got two hints that Voigtlander may announce the development of new FE lenses at Photokina…hope to get the specs soon! I would love to get the E-mount version of the  and . What do you hope to get? Current Voigtlander FE lenses: Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 FE at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama. Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 […] The post (SR3) New Voigtlander FE lenses to be announced at Photokina? appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Google One cloud storage plans launch publicly for customers in the US
    on August 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Earlier this year, Google introduced its new cloud storage service Google One, replacing its Google Drive plans with new alternatives offering more storage at the same price. The company started converting its existing Google Drive paid customers over to Google One, upgrading the original 1TB $9.99/month plan to a greater 2TB capacity at the same rate. Google One wasn't available to new customers at the time, but that has changed. Anyone in the United States can now sign up for Google One, which starts at $1.99/month for 100GB, increasing to $2.99/month for 200GB and $9.99/month for 2TB. All Google users still receive 15GB for free with their account. Users can upload their own files to Google One, also using the plan for Drive, Gmail, and storing original resolution Google Photos images. The product also includes direct access to help experts, as well as "extra benefits" that Google says will include Play credits, "special hotel pricing," and more. Customers who need to store large […]

  • Nikon Z mirrorless roadmap 2018-2019
    by [NR] admin on August 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm

          I know it is still too early to talk about the future Nikon Z mirrorless roadmap since the camera is not even officially announced yet, but here is a preliminary report coming from a reliable source: 2018: 2 cameras and 4 lenses: Nikon Z6 +  Z7 with the 24-70mm f/4, 50mm f/1.8 and one […] Related posts:Announced: The Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019 Nikon got two EISA 2018-2019 photography awards No new Nikon mirrorless camera at the 2018 CP+ show? […]

  • 3 ways to use flash to capture sharper bird photos at faster shutter speeds
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    It’s difficult to capture sharp images of birds for a number of reasons. They are a fast, small subject, for starters, which means you typically need a long lens and a fast-shooting camera with strong autofocus capabilities. Being quick, it is also often the case that you need a fast shutter speed to capture a sharp shot. Photographer Tim Boyer has a new video showcasing how you can use flash to capture sharper bird photos. In the video below, Boyer shows three ways you can utilize fill flash to capture more detailed bird images.... (read more) […]

  • Don't Miss That Magic Shot With These Five Tips
    by Brian Pernicone on August 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Making a photograph can be a painstaking process involving location scouting, test shots, lighting setups, model releases and so much more, depending on your subject. However, some subjects — such as wildlife, children, sporting events, and such — require a photographer to be much more nimble. That's why I try to follow a few simple rules to be ready for when that unexpected magic moment arrives.  [More... […]

  • Download This Incredible Color Management eBook by Datacolor for Free
    by Robert K Baggs on August 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Artists invariably love color, and artists using camera mediums are no different. However, for photographers and videographers, there is a foundational element of color in our work that is too often neglected: color management. [More... […]

  • Samyang to announce their first lens with autofocus for Nikon F-mount: AF 14mm f/2.8
    by [NR] admin on August 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Nokishita reports that Samyang will announce a new AF 14mm f/2.8 full frame lens with autofocus for Nikon F-mount (pictured above). The Canon version of the same lens is currently priced at $695. This will be Samyang’s first autofocus lens for Nikon. Samyang also has the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF lens for Canon EF mount which I assume […] Related posts:Samyang to start producing autofocus (AF) lenses Will Samyang start making autofocus lenses for Nikon F-mount? (first Canon autofocus lens coming soon) Samyang to start making autofocus lenses for Nikon F-mount […]

  • Creating a better black and white conversion in Capture One
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Creating a powerful black and white image is not as simple as removing the color in an image, but rather requires a more precise, fine-tuned approach. Within different image editors, there are varied ways to create black and white conversions. In Capture One, a powerful raw image editor, there are numerous tools you can use to create a great black and white image. Below, David Grover from Phase One goes through the various tools available in Capture One for creating a black and white image from start to finish, including setting... (read more) […]

  • Brian May talks about major new stereo photography book
    by Geoff Harris on August 17, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Brian May is assured of a place in the modern musical pantheon as a true guitar pioneer, and he continues to celebrate Queen's heritage on regular global tours. But he's also a man of many other talents and interests, with stereoscopic photography, both past and present, being a particular passion. Together with his mentor, Professor Roger Taylor, he talks to Geoff Harris about an exciting new book project. Brian’s London Stereoscopic Company has recently republished a book on the Scottish stereoscopic photographer George Washington Wilson, written by leading …Continue reading » […]

  • Don't Believe the Hype: Mirrorless Systems are not Revolutionary, Yet
    by Iain Stanley on August 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Mirrorless cameras may well be the future, but I'm not buying the hype that they're revolutionary. Not yet anyway. [More... […]

  • DJI teases August 23 launch event, new drone in new video
    on August 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    DJI has published a video on its YouTube channel teasing a new product due out August 23, 2018. No specific details are shared, but at the very beginning of the video, we catch a glimpse of what appears to be an on/off button of a drone. After the short clip of what looks like the body of a drone, the narrator of the video says: For more than a decade we've taken the dimension of space to give you the freedom of flight. But did you think we'd stop there? Let us take you beyond the horizon where something incredible awaits. It's about time. The video wraps up with a clip that overlays the words 'see the bigger picture.' DroneDJ says the on-off button we see at the beginning of the video is likely that of the yet-to-be-announced Mavic 2 Drone. Considering the similarities between the device in the teaser clip and the Mavic Pro, it's not much of a stretch to draw that conclusion. Back in June, DJI sent out an invitation to press outlets teasing an event set for July 18. Three weeks […]

  • The Grid with Scott Kelby and Serge Ramelli: 10 post-processing mistakes photographers make
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    When you edit your images, the hope is that you fix mistakes and enhance the strengths of an image, thereby making it better. However, there are times when a person's editing or processing actually make an image worse. Fortunately, you can always edit an image again, but you still need to know what the mistake is. That's where educators such as Scott Kelby and Serge Ramelli come in. Serge and Scott discuss ten post-processing mistakes photographers make. Fans of Ramelli's work often send him images for critique and he sees the... (read more) […]

  • Rumors Recap: Nikon Z, Canon Full Frame Mirrorless, Sony a7s III, and DJI Mavic Pro II
    by Oliver Kmia on August 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Nikon will officially announce its new Z mount full frame mirrorless system in a few days while Canon and Sony are expected to follow with major product release. Meanwhile, DJI should unveil a new version of the Mavic Pro. [More... […]

  • A wildlife photographer's perspective on the Sony a9
    on August 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Aaron Baggenstos is a veteran wildlife photographer and, until recently, almost exclusively a Nikon shooter. For a recent trip to the Alaskan wilderness, he left his D5 at home and instead took the Sony a9. He quickly found the a9 to be more than up to the task, as he details in the video below. While it's easy to dismiss him as overly enthusiastic at times, it's certainly tough to argue with the stunning images he was able to capture. See what he thought of the a9 in his video review below, and find more of Baggenstos' work on his Instagram, Facebook, YouTube channel and website. […]

  • Maingear F131 is liquid-cooled PC gaming like you've never seen - CNET
    by Jeff Bakalar on August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    No, this isn't a flux capacitor. It's Maingear's F131, an amazingly engineered PC packed with a custom APEX liquid-cooling block. […]

  • Nokia 6.1 Smartphone Review
    on August 17, 2018 at 9:13 am

    The Nokia 6.1 is a budget-friendly smartphone but with ZIESS optics and a decent screen, could it be the money-saving smartphone you've been looking for? Let's find out... […]

  • 2018 Land Rover Discovery review: Off-road cred, on-road demeanor - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on August 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Land Rover Discovery has some serious off-road chops, but not at the expense of on-road suburban street civility. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Samsung's best 'everything' phone. But... - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on August 17, 2018 at 1:25 am

    The Note 9 is a terrific phone, but Samsung is clearly holding back for 2019. […]

  • Lighting how-to: Rembrandt lighting is a timeless style which requires only a single light source
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Over at Red River Paper's blog, photographer Joel Grimes has written an interesting article about the famous 17th century artist, Rembrandt, and his lasting effect on lighting for different types of art, including photography. Grimes recalls taking art history courses as part of his BFA in photography at the University of Arizona and learning about painters, including Rembrandt, and being captivated by the painters' use of light. What makes Rembrandt's use of light distinct is how the light falls across a subject's face. The... (read more) […]

  • Tips on How to Photograph Motocross
    by Douglas Turney on August 16, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I love photographing actions sports like surfing, skateboarding, cycling, MTB, and of course motocross and Supercross. Motocross and its cousin Supercross are great sports to photograph and are easy for fans with cameras to get close to the action. Read this first article of a three article series to get some tips to make your first outing or your hundredth outing a little more rewarding. [More... […]

  • First Nikon Z mirrorless camera report from somebody who actually used the camera
    by [NR] admin on August 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Here is an actual hands-on report from somebody who actually handled the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras last week in a closed-door event in Asia: The Nikon Z6/Z7 have many similarities to the Sony's 7 series The new Z-mount is almost as large as medium format mount for some 6x6 SLR cameras Handling and ergonomics are perfect […] Related posts:Fourth Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Lens (Noct) Breaking: Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras and three lenses coming on August 23rd, Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens to be announced later Breaking: the first Nikon mirrorless camera teaser video […]

  • Photography: A Rich Person’s Sport 
    by Aldo Chacon on August 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Most of you might be saying: "you're nuts! Haven’t you been sailing? Luxury car driving? Golfing all over the place?" And luckily, I have, and let me tell you, photography is the most expensive sport I have ever practiced. [More... […]

  • The Lexar brand makes a return
    on August 16, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    The Lexar brand was one of the victims of consolidation in the market for memory solutions when parent company Micron pulled the plug in June 2017, announcing it was going to discontinue the brand. A couple of months later Chinese flash memory giant Longsys acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights but we have not seen any new Lexar product announcements or other market activity since then. Now we have some news, however. Longsys has announced that Lexar will be back "in full production" and shipping globally this fall. In a statement Huabo Cai, CEO of Lexar said “I’m extremely excited to re-introduce the Lexar brand to our worldwide customers. Lexar is dynamic, has superior research and development capabilities, and has a deep understanding of our customer’s needs. At the same time, we are confident that we can expand the Lexar business successfully in different markets globally." "For more than twenty years of innovative development, Lexar has been a […]

  • Hasselblad releases pricing for XV mount adapter
    on August 16, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Owners of V-mount Hasselblad lenses will now be able to use their modern and historic glass on the front of the Hasselblad X1D. The XV adapter hinted at late last year has now been officially announced and will cost €199 / $249 / £179.This adapter opens the X1D system to over sixty lenses that go back to the beginning of the Hasselblad square format and right up to the beginning of the H system, while the XH adapter allows the fitting of lenses up to the current day. With the XPan adapter as well, Hasselblad now has a solution to allow all its lenses to be used on the X1D. As there are no mechanical connects between the camera and the lens adapter the X1D will only function in electronic shutter mode and of course focus and aperture control will be manual only. The adapter weighs 227g, and measures 64mm in length and 84mm in diameter.For more information see the Hasselblad website. Press release HASSELBLAD XV LENS ADAPTER EXPANDS CAPABILITIES OF MEDIUM FORMAT MIRRORLESS […]

  • Three Tips to Survive With Photoshop CS6 in 2018
    by Wasim Ahmad on August 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Though Adobe Photoshop CS6 came out more than six years ago, there are a good many people still using it in 2018. Some don’t need to upgrade, others can’t afford the monthly fee, and still others refuse to buy into the software as a service model. [More... […]

  • What gear do these two professional wedding photographers use?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Over at SLR Lounge, wedding photographer Pye Jirsa is answering a question he gets very frequently asked, "what gear do you use on a wedding day?" Firstly, he says that "the gear you own will never be as important as your knowledge and creativity…" With that said, over the years as a working pro, Jirsa has acquired a considerable amount of gear. Let's take a look at some of his shooting equipment. Jirsa uses a Canon DSLR system. The primary camera is a Canon 5D Mark IV and his backup -- when shooting weddings, a backup camera is... (read more) […]

  • Street Photographer and Fashion Photographer Show the Future of Collaboration
    by Shavonne Wong on August 16, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    The art of photography can mean a lot of different things but no matter what it means to you, the fact is that what we know as photography is the product of an endless journey of experimentation from artists all over the world. [More... […]

  • Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Field Test: Ultra-wide, ultra-fast and very good
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Click here for my Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art Field Test The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens is the world's first full-frame ultra-wide lens to offer a maximum aperture of f/1.8. That alone makes it a very appealing lens to certain groups of photographers. More than that, it is an impressive lens that delivers great images and certainly lives up to its "Art" billing, which has quickly become a consistent mark of a quality optic. Unsurprisingly, it is a fairly heavy lens, weighing over 2.5 pounds. With that weight there is also high-end build quality. The lens... (read more) […]

  • Gamescom 2018: Slim is in for Asus' ROG gaming laptops - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on August 16, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    The new Zephyrus S is crazy thin with bezels to match, and the 17-inch Strix Scar series has the skinniest bezels in its class. […]

  • Getting up close and personal with sharks
    by Amy Davies on August 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Photographer Harry Skeggs recently spent some time photographing underwater in the Bahamas. Here he tells us more about his latest project. Getting face to face with a shark is unlikely to be everyone’s idea of a good time – but for …Continue reading » […]

  • Insignia Voice review: Cheap Google Assistant speaker sounds better than Google Home Mini - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on August 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Could this be the 21st-century clock radio you were looking for? […]

  • How to dodge and burn in Adobe Lightroom using luminance range masking
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    It's long been the case that for dodging and burning, you needed to use Adobe Photoshop. However, for photographers who like processing their raw images in Adobe Lightroom, perhaps you don't need to leave the software for precise brightening and darkening after all. Aaron Nace of Phlearn shows us how to dodge and burn in Lightroom in the video below. The secret is luminance range masks, a recent addition to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Before watching the video, if you'd like to download the sample image used and follow... (read more) […]

  • PhotographyBlog: Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Review
    by Richard on August 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The PhotographyBlog has completed their review of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS. The review seems to be a mixed bag, as Canon has selectively removed some Read more... […]

  • Magnum Photos partners with Scottish distillery to release limited-edition whisky
    on August 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    To celebrate the construction of a new $178 million distillery, Scottish whisky distillery Macallan has partnered with the international photo cooperative Magnum Photos and six of its photographers to create the Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition. The limited-edition box-set includes input and images from some of Magnum's most well-known photographers, including Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth. Inside the vibrant portfolio-style packaging is bottle of highland single malt whisky, crafted by drawing from eight different casks, each of which was chosen 'to reflect the photography style of each of the Magnum photographers and to represent Magnum itself.' The whisky's color is a 'deep amber with rose gold hues' and smells of 'hints of peat layered into warm spiced ginger with mellow oak notes.' Six 11x14-inch signed prints from each of the Magnum Photos photographers are included inside the box, which was designed […]

  • Canon Awarded Four Prestigious 2018 EISA Awards
    by Richard on August 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    London, UK, Wednesday 15 August 2018 – Canon Europe is honoured to have been awarded four prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association Read more... […]

  • Canon Patent Applications: More stacked sensor patents
    by Richard on August 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Canon has released a couple of stacked sensor patent applications this week dealing with various issues surrounding the manufacturing or use of stacked sensors. In Read more... […]

  • App-based camera triggers: Alpine Labs Spark vs Miops Mobile Dongle
    on August 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction From left, the Alpine Labs Spark and the Miops Mobile Dongle. Finger. Shutter button. Click. Next. That sequence is so ingrained in our idea of “taking a photo” that it’s pure muscle memory. Many situations call for more than just the press of a finger to capture a shot, though, which is where remote triggers come in. Plenty of us have a remote release cable buried in our camera bags that activates the shutter from a foot or two away. But what about when you want to trigger a night sky shot in the bitter cold from within the comfortable confines of a sleeping bag? Or hours of time-lapse long exposures? What about automatically tripping the shutter when something moves in front of the camera? These are exactly the needs that app-based triggers are designed to meet. And while there are traditional accessory triggers that'll individually accomplish one of the above tasks, none do it all. Key features of app-based remote releases Remotely trigger a […]

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Review
    on August 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The new Canon PowerShot SX740 HS travel-zoom camera now offers UHD 4K video recording and 10fps burst shooting. The Canon SX740 also features a massive 40x zoom lens, 20 megapixel sensor, tilting 3-inch LCD screen, PASM shooting modes, and built-in Wi-fi/Bluetooth connectivity. Read our detailed Canon PowerShot SX740 HS review now, complete with sample photos, test shots, videos and more... […]

  • Wellcome international photography competition seeks health and medicine images
    on August 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Main image: Anne-Katrin Purkiss, Wellcome Image Award winner 2009. Wellcome, a charitable foundation based in the UK, has launched a new international photography competition seeking images related to health, medicine, and science. Called the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019, the competition is open to submissions until December 17, 2018, with winners announced on July 3, 2019. The photography competition seeks "pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide," according to the contest Web page. A total of four categories are presented: Social perspectives – explore how health and illness affect the way we live Hidden worlds – reveal details hidden to the naked eye Medicine in focus – show health and healthcare up close and personal Outbreaks (2019 theme) – capture the impact of disease as it spreads. Photographers and other "image makers" may submit an unlimited number of images, but […]

  • Fourth Nikon Mirrorless Camera Teaser Video - Lens
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Nikon have released the fourth teaser video for their upcoming mirrorless camera, focusing this time on the Lens."For over 100 years, NIKKOR lenses have offered photographers limitless ways to express themselves. At the heart of their journey is the desire to seek out and control the essence of light." […]

  • Sony Ranked Number 1 in US Full-frame Camera Market
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Sony is now ranked number 1 in the US full-frame interchangeable lens camera market. Four out of every 10 full-frame cameras sold during in the first half of 2018 have come from the Sony brand. As a celebration of these historic achievements, Sony has announced the launch of its extensive "Be Alpha" campaign that will connect creators of all types with the brand. […]

  • Chroma Chrono Programmable Multi Colour Camera Flash
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Chroma Chrono is the world's first programmable multi colour camera flash, allowing you to flash multiple colours for set amounts of time over a long exposure. Chroma Chrono is now on Kickstarter priced at £140, with an estimated shipping date of February. […]

  • Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    The Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter allows V System lenses to be used on the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera. With over sixty lenses with focal lengths from 30 to 500mm in the V System, the XV Lens Adapter represents expansion of the X System and capabilities of the world’s most compact digital medium format camera.The XV Lens Adapter is available now for purchase with a MSRP of €199 / $249 / £179. […]

  • 2018 McLaren 720S review: Raw power meets refined performance - Roadshow
    by Tim Stevens on August 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    McLaren's supercar rules with outrageous power and handling prowess, yet somehow mixes it with a surprising amount of refinement. […]

  • Lexar Back in Full Production and Shipping Globally
    on August 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Lexar has announced that it will officially be in full production and shipping globally to major retailers in North America, EMEA, and APAC regions this Autumn. This announcement confirms Lexar’s return to the high-performance removable storage market and is the first press release from its new parent company, Longsys. Lexar will also be exhibiting at this year’s Photokina show, in Cologne, Germany September 26th - 29th. […]

  • New Nikon teaser hints at 'Noct-Nikkor' lens for mirrorless
    on August 16, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Nikon's series of video teasers continues with a look at some classic Nikkor glass and an unmarked lens at the end of the video. Astute readers may notice that the first lens shown is a Noct-Nikkor 58mm F1.2 - one of Nikon's most famous manual focus lenses, made in limited numbers for about 20 years from the 1970s before being discontinued in the late 90s. Beloved by fans of low-light photography (and, inevitably, collectors), the rare Noct-Nikkor is hard to find, and good copies sell for very high prices on the used market (see earlier point about collectors). Nikon has already hinted that its new mirrorless lens mount is something special - could it support high-performance F1.2 or even faster lenses? We'll find out on August 23rd. […]

  • Fourth Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Lens (Noct)
    by [NR] admin on August 16, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Nikon released the fourth teaser for their upcoming full frame mirrorless camera (see the rumored specifications here). The latest video includes references to Nikon's Noct lens heritage (and the rumored Nikon Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens): Like: Nikon Mirrorless Facebook page | Join: Nikon Mirrorless Facebook group Related posts:Breaking: Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras and three lenses coming on August 23rd, Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens to be announced later Third Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Body Breaking: the first Nikon mirrorless camera teaser video […]

  • UK only deal: Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera now £100 (10%) off
    by [NR] admin on August 16, 2018 at 12:52 am

    The Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera is now £100 or 10% off only at Amazon UK: Not sure why the camera is on sale, since it has not even started shipping yet (shipping starts on September 6th), but if you are planning to get one, enjoy the discount. Nikon Coolpix P1000 pre-order links in the US: B&H | Amazon | Adorama Like: Nikon P1000 […] Related posts:Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera now available for pre-order Nikon Coolpix P1000 zoom tests and hands-on review videos Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera additional coverage (including insane zoom test videos) […]

  • The Canon 1dX II. I bought it and it’s just what I needed! By Steve Huff
    by Steve Huff on August 15, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    The Canon 1dX II. I bought it and it’s just what I needed! By Steve Huff First off, take a look at the video below to hear my explain the things I get from the [... […]

  • Kodak Alaris begins shipping Ektachrome film to select photographers for testing
    on August 15, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Kodak via Instagram During CES 2017, Kodak Alaris announced plans to resurrect its Ektachrome film, which was discontinued in 2012. Though the first batch of film isn't available to purchase yet, Kodak released sample images shot on the new Ektachrome in June, and now it has started shipping test film to select photographers. Images and videos of the new Ektachrome film have surfaced on Kodak's Instagram page, where it points toward its beta film test team. One video by @benjhaisch shows a brick of packaged film boxes being removed from its shipping box; another (embedded below) by beta tester @michaelturek shows the same package with eight boxes of new film. Thank you @michaelturek A post shared by Kodak Professional (@kodakprofessional) on Aug 4, 2018 at 2:32pm PDT Glimpses of the product are similarly present on the Kodak Professional Facebook page, where the company shared a shot of one of the Ektachrome film boxes unwrapped, as well as an unboxing video. In June, Popular […]

  • Vacations Call for Photography Moderation or You're Doomed
    by Douglas Turney on August 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Have the questions your family ask you like “are we there yet?” been replaced with “how much camera stuff do you really need?” And “why do I have to carry this camera lightbulb thing in my suitcase?” Read on and the following tips just might save your family from a horrible vacation. [More... […]

  • Why Successful Photos Are Alluring, but Teach Us Nothing
    by Jonathan Martin on August 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    When you set aside time to learn as a photographer, how do you spend that time? Do you peruse your portfolio or browse through a respected photographer’s portfolio to break down why some photos “worked”? You may fall prey to a cognitive bias called Survivorship Bias. [More... […]

  • Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: How to angle your reflector to achieve the best results
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Whether you are working with natural light or artificial light, reflectors are a very powerful tool. When used correctly, they can act as their own light, which allows you a lighter, more flexible and much less expensive overall kit of gear. In fact, you can get collapsible reflectors which will easily slip away into your camera bag. In the latest episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, the professional photographer and educator discusses how to use reflectors. More specifically, he discusses different angles of reflection... (read more) […]

  • Nikon got two EISA 2018-2019 photography awards
    by [NR] admin on August 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Nikon got two EISA 2018-2019 photography awards: EISA PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2018-2019: Nikon D850 EISA PROFESSIONAL LENS 2018-2019: Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR You can see the full list of EISA awards here. You can see the full list of awards for the Nikon D850 here. Today is August 15th and the Nikon D850 is […] Related posts:The 2018 TIPA and EISA awards are out Nikon win EISA awards Nikon D3S and Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens receive EISA awards […]

  • Video: How Nikon tests its D850 DSLR against the elements
    on August 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    If you're sensitive to gore, you might want to turn your head. Nikon Asia has published a video on its YouTube channel that dives into the brutal depths the company goes to in order to test the ruggedness of its DSLR cameras — specifically the Nikon D850. In the two-minute video, Nikon ambassadors and workers detail the amount of thought, research and methods that go into practically testing how its cameras will handle tough environments. Although there are plenty of automated tests going on, this particular video, titled 'True Reliability' takes a look at the more hands-on testing. Specifically, the video shows how Nikon tests its cameras in dusty conditions, wet environments and extreme temperatures, all well beyond what you could reasonably expect from even the most challenging shoots. There's even a few drop tests in there for good measure. It's not as long or in-depth a look as we would like, but it goes to show how few stones are left unturned when checking for resiliency […]

  • Lighting Breakdown: Two-Light Setup for Drama
    by Nicole York on August 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    In this article, I'm going to break down this dramatic lighting setup and explain why light placement and angle are important. [More... […]

  • How to follow NikonRumors (new Nikon Z mirrorless camera teaser expected tonight)
    by [NR] admin on August 15, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Before we get the next Nikon Z mirrorless camera teaser tonight, here are the different ways to follow NikonRumors - there will be a lot to cover in the next few weeks, so make sure you stay connected to be updated: Facebook (check to get all notifications & enable the "see first" option) Twitter Google+ Instagram Flickr YouTube […] Related posts:Third Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Body NikonRumors is 7 years old today More on the Nikon mirrorless camera teaser […]

  • 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback first drive review: Performance without compromise - Roadshow
    by Steven Ewing on August 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Audi's excellent RS5 is even easier to love in functional Sportback guise. […]

  • One Tool, Three Ways: Selective editing in Lightroom helps these three pros bring their artistic vision to life
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Much like different photographers will approach any given scene in their own unique ways, photographers also edit and process their digital files in their own way, with their own personal touch. In fact, more than any other part of the photographer's workflow, the editing of images is what sets photographers apart the most. With the incredible flexibility of RAW files produced by today's leading cameras, there is a lot you can do to adjust, tweak and finish an image. Some photographers prefer high-contrast images with rich,... (read more) […]

  • PRESS RELEASE: Sony is #1 in FULL FRAME sales.
    by Steve Huff on August 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Sony Celebrates No.1 Overall Position in U.S. Full-frame Cameras with Launch of Historic “Be Alpha” Campaign (From Steve: This means that yes, Sony officially sells more full frame cameras than Nikon or Canon does with their [... […]

  • Sony claims top spot in full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, launches 'Be Alpha' campaign
    on August 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In a press release issued this morning, Sony announced it has sold more full-frame cameras than any other brand in the US over the past six months, measured both by units sold and by value. Perhaps more impressively, the company is also celebrating occupying the top position in the overall mirrorless market, a spot it has owned for the past six years thanks to the huge success of the a6000, as well as sales of the a7 series. That's all good news for Sony, yes, but it's probably no coincidence that Sony was the last brand to release a mass-market full frame camera. It's been a year since Canon's last entry in the category, and a similar amount of time since Nikon announced the D850. And either way, we don't recommend getting too invested in brand market share, but that's just us. Sony's also taking the opportunity to launch a brand new 'Be Alpha' campaign, which will comprise a number of in-person events in major cities, starting on August 19th in New York City to celebrate World […]

  • Sony’s #1 in full-frame ILC cameras (for 6 months now)
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Sony today announced that it has led the entire U.S. camera market in sales of full frame ILCs for the last 6 months, putting them ahead of full frame rivals Canon and Nikon for this coveted distinction. The NPD Group is cited as the source for this data; they're a reputable retail tracking service of long standing. Given the rise in popularity of mirrorless cameras in general over the past five years, this may not come as a big surprise to some, but the U.S. has historically been a very DSLR-centric region for camera buyers,... (read more) […]

  • Lenovo 500e Chromebook review: A tough little 2-in-1 Chromebook that makes very few compromises - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on August 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    This affordable two-in-one nails all of the basics. […]

  • Canon USA: Canon Professional Services
    by Richard on August 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Canon USA has released a new video discussing the features and benefits of CPS (Canon Professional Services).  Unlike other programs, the only qualification needed is Read more... […]

  • Review: the GoPro Fusion is a different kind of action camera
    on August 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction to the Fusion and OverCapture The GoPro Fusion ships with an extendable selfie stick that doubles as a small tripod. GoPro may have jump started the action camera market, but the Fusion is different than all the GoPros that came before it: it's a true 360 camera. Instead of using a single forward-facing lens, its two ultra-wide angle lenses capture a full 360 spherical image of everything around it. Unlike most 360 cameras, the Fusion is designed to create both spherical and standard HD videos, potentially offering action camera users more capability than they can get from their current action camera – something that's become progressively difficult in a highly commoditized market. If action/adventure is your game and your workflow is geared towards mobile and web, the GoPro Fusion may be the camera you’re looking for. Key features 360 video: 5.2K/30p, 3K/60p 360 photo: 18MP 5K 360 photos (5760 x 2880) OverCapture for creating HD videos Image stabilization […]

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III one of two “Big White Lenses” coming ahead of Photokina [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on August 15, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    We were told a while back that two big white lenses would be announced ahead of Photokina in September. We were also told that the lenses Read more... […]

  • Cafe Art photography project extends to Brighton & Hove as local homeless capture their view of the city
    by Nigel Atherton on August 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    This year, for the first time, Café Art – a London-based organisation that connects homeless people with the wider community through art – launched in Brighton and Hove. Around 100 people affected by homelessness were given Fujifilm single use cameras and asked to document what Brighton and Hove means to them. The images were assessed by a panel of judges (including AP Editor Nigel Atherton) as well as a public vote, …Continue reading » […]

  • Canon’s Official Full Frame Mirrorless Announcement Will Come After Photokina [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on August 15, 2018 at 10:39 am

    We’re told that most of the mirrorless hype will belong to Nikon ahead of Photokina next month. A solid source is saying that no official Read more... […]

  • Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Tablet Review: A very useful accessory for extensive photo editing
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    If you do a lot of photo editing, particularly if you're using a computer with a trackpad, it can be incredibly frustrating when trying to make selective adjustments or painting adjustments onto an image. Fortunately, there are relatively inexpensive options available, including tablets from Wacom. These tablets allow you to use a pressure-sensitive pen on an interactable surface, which is excellent for making precise and natural selections. I've been using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet for many years and Wacom recently approached me... (read more) […]

  • Updated list of registered but not yet announced Nikon cameras
    by [NR] admin on August 15, 2018 at 2:41 am

    After the Coolpix P1000 announcement, there are still four registered but not yet announced Nikon cameras. We already know that two of them (N1710 and N1711) will most likely be the new Z6 and Z7 mirrorless models. The third camera (N1721) will be the new Coolpix A1000. This leaves us with the fourth camera that will […] Related posts:Updated list of registered Nikon cameras List of not yet announced Nikon cameras registered with various agencies Nikon now has 5 registered but not-yet-announced new cameras […]

  • Updated models registered for certification
    by Richard on August 15, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Nokishita Camera has updated their list of registered Canon models for certification.  As with all registration discoveries, these may or may not be imminent releases.  Read more... […]

  • Sony A7 III wins EISA Camera of the Year 2018-19
    by Geoff Harris on August 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The Expert Imaging and Sound Association reveals the cameras, lenses and accessories that have scooped a prestigious EISA Award The Sony A7 III  has been voted the Camera of the Year in the 2018-2019 EISA Awards.  It was won …Continue reading » […]

  • Yuneec Mantis Q 4K camera drone offers voice control and 33 minute flight time
    on August 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Yuneec has introduced the Mantis Q, a consumer drone with an integrated 4K camera, electronic image stabilization and voice control. The model is designed for both outdoor and indoor use, utilizing down-facing dual sensor alongside infrared detection to navigation inside buildings. Mantis Q includes a controller with a smartphone mount in addition to the voice control. Yuneec Mantis Q is small and lightweight at 16.7 x 9.7 x 5.6cm / 6.6 x 3.8 x 2.2in when folded; it weights of 0.5kg / 1lb. The drone's integrated camera supports recording video and capturing images at 4800 x 2700 (16:9) and 4160 x 3120 (4:3), as well as recording Full HD video with electronic stabilization. Still images are saved to a microSD card in either DNG or JPEG formats. Users can control both the camera and the drone using voice commands, using phrases like "Take a picture" or "Take a video." Gesture Control enables the user to take a selfie using a hand wave, and there's also face detection that snaps a photo […]

  • Sony a9 Vs. Nikon D850: No, I'm Not Switching
    by Lee Morris on August 14, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Last year Sony released the a9, the pinnacle of mirrorless camera technology. Since then I have not stopped hearing about this camera. I know I'm late, but I finally got my hands on one, and I was able to play with it for a couple of weeks. How does it compare to my Nikon D850? Let's find out.  [More... […]

  • Another Nikon event on September 25th
    by [NR] admin on August 14, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Nikon Germany sent invitations made out of chocolate for an event that will take place on September 25th at 7 pm CET - this is the day before the official opening of the 2018 Photokina show (September 26-29): Im Büro: „Lecker - möchte jemand ein Stück Pressemitteilung?“ #Nikon #NikonZ6 #NikonZ7 pic.twitter.com/yzftmK4Qhb — Sebastian Trepesch (@Trepesch) […] Related posts:Nikon sends invitations for September 22nd event “Nikon in White” mirrorless camera event in Vienna on September 21st Two more Nikon announcements in September […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatch is coming Aug. 24, starts at $330 - CNET
    by Scott Stein on August 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Watch out, Apple Watch. […]

  • 2018 BMW M240i Convertible review: Just-right fun in the sun - Roadshow
    by Jake Holmes on August 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    BMW's most affordable convertible is equal parts premium and fun to drive. […]

  • Nikon mirrorless camera poll #2
    by [NR] admin on August 14, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    It's time for another post and our second Nikon mirrorless poll (Disqus is already acting up in the last post after 1700 comments): If you are considering to purchase the new Nikon mirrorless camera (see rumored specs), what camera do you currently own or shoot with (check all that apply)? If you are considering the new […] Related posts:Nikon mirrorless camera poll Poll: are you going to buy the new Nikon mirrorless camera? Poll #2: Are you going to buy the new Nikon 1 mirrorless camera? […]

  • A Complete Backup Solution: Fstoppers Reviews Morro Data's CloudNAS and CacheDrive
    by Robert K Baggs on August 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Backing up our files is the boring but crucial task we have to regularly complete. I have hard drives everywhere as well as cloud storage, and it's all a bit messy. Morro Data has come up with a hybrid all-in-one solution. [More... […]

  • 3 Legged Thing launches the affordable Patti tripod
    on August 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    British manufacturer 3 Legged Thing today launched a new affordable tripod. Despite an entry-level price point of $120, the company says its new Patti offers the same quality and versatility as the more expensive models in its Punks range. A maximum payload of 10kg (22lbs) should be more than enough for most smaller DSLRs and mirrorless setups, and its ABS plastic flip leg locks instead of the more expensive models' twist lock systems help keep the price down. The legs are made from aircraft grade magnesium. The Patti features a removable and reversible single section center column, allowing for low angled shots and a minimum shooting height of 11cm (4.3"). Packed down the new model measures 45cm (17.7") and extends to a maximum height of 1.63m (64") when unfolded and set up. The tripod is supplied with the company's AirHead Mini head, a simplified version of its AirHead ball head variant. The latter comes with controls for the Arca Swiss style release plate as well as the ball head […]

  • Eight Things Stopping the Sony a7 III From Being the Perfect Camera
    by Jason Vinson on August 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I already wrote an article stating that this camera is the best wedding photography camera you can buy. But like most cameras, it's not perfect. These are eight things holding back the a7 III. [More... […]

  • Just How Useless Is Exposure Compensation?
    by Andy Day on August 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    The exposure compensation dial. What's it for, exactly? And who on earth uses this completely useless knob that's taking up precious space on top of so many camera bodies? [More... […]

  • Hidden gems of Japan: Tokyo and beyond with the Canon EOS M50
    by Richard on August 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    DPreview released a video today sponsored by Amazon and Canon from Alex T. Thomas and Kathryn Bingham two photographers residing in Tokyo. They have been Read more... […]

  • To Be a Photographer Is to Live!
    by Aldo Chacon on August 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I really have to admit it, but not every day do I feel like taking photos for someone else, but most days I feel like going out there and taking photos for myself. Most people see photography as something that just involves grabbing a camera or a mobile device and shooting whatever it is we see out there, but not for me. For me, photography is something else: it is a passion, it is an idea bigger than myself; for me, to be a photographer is to live.  [More... […]

  • Precision reliability: Nikon shows off its weather and toughness testing methods for the Nikon D850
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Earlier this year, we did extensive water torture testing on a variety of industry-leading cameras, including the Nikon D850. The success of the D850 helped us crown it the best camera of 2017. In a recent video published by Nikon Asia, we gain valuable insight into why the D850 was so successful in our own water torture testing and also why it excelled in different environments during Field Testing. When manufacturing and testing the D850, Nikon engineers looked at ways to ensure that there was not going to be ingress of water... (read more) […]

  • Hidden gems of Japan: Tokyo and beyond with the Canon EOS M50
    on August 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Alex T. Thomas and Kathryn Bingham are photographers, friends and Tokyo residents who have been studying the language and exploring Japan for the past four years. They're interested in relics of the country's ancient past, exquisite Showa-era bathhouses called sentōs, elaborately-appointed roadside rest stops and everything in between. On a recent trip from bustling Tokyo to the peaceful riverside town of Gujo Hachiman, the pair each brought along the Canon EOS M50. Take a look at the hidden gems they encountered along the way. This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Canon. What does this mean? […]

  • PhotographyBlog – Sample images from the Powershot SX740 HS
    by Richard on August 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    PhotographyBlog has released some of their sample images from their upcoming review of the Powershot SX740 HS. Features of the new SX740 HS; 20.3MP CMOS Sensor Read more... […]

  • Panasonic ZS200 Field Test: Compact camera with ample zoom, many features & good image quality
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 14, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Click here for my Panasonic ZS200 Field Test The Panasonic ZS200 further develops its predecessor's largest advantage over the competition, its long built-in lens inside a compact camera body. The 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor remains unchanged, which allows the ZS200 to continue to deliver good image quality for its class, but the 25-250mm equivalent lens of the ZS100 is now a 24-360mm equivalent in the ZS200, even further besting the Canon G7X II and Sony RX100 series in terms of optical zoom. There's no free lunch, however, and... (read more) […]

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Sample Images
    on August 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and movies taken with the new Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compact camera. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS features a 40x zoom lens, 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, 4K movies with stereo sound, a 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates up to 180 degrees, high-speed continuous shooting up to 7.4fps, and Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. […]

  • Nature photographer Morten Hilmer heads to Finland to photograph wild bears and wolves
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Nature photographer Morten Hilmer, whose work has been featured numerous times here on Imaging Resource, is in Finland to photograph wildlife. In particular, he is after images of wolves and bears. The first video from the trip, which can be seen below, focused mostly on the trip and traveling to the location. Hilmer is traveling with Simon Vammen and you can learn more about their final location by clicking here. While there isn't a lot of action until the end of the video above, Hilmer just released the second video from... (read more) […]

  • Offer Clients a Modern Photo Delivery Option
    by Derrick Ruf on August 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    If you are a photographer who is utilizing physical DVDs, USB drives, or even digital solutions like Dropbox to deliver client images, then take note as there is another way. [More... […]

  • Breaking: Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras and three lenses coming on August 23rd, Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens to be announced later
    by [NR] admin on August 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I have some important new details to share on the upcoming Nikon full frame mirrorless camera: The names of the two new Nikon full-frame cameras will be: Nikon Z6: high speed, low light model (24MP) Nikon Z7: high-resolution model (45MP) The new Nikon mirrorless lenses could be called Z-Nikkor. Ok, you better sit down for that one: […] Related posts:Official press release: Nikon develops the next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera One week away from the rumored new Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera announcement Nikkei also confirms that the Nikon mirrorless camera will be announced on August 23rd […]

  • The plot thickens: Nikon just registered the “NIKONOS” trademark
    by [NR] admin on August 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Another very interesting development: similar to the NOCT trademark, two weeks ago (on July 31st) Nikon also registered the "NIKONOS" trademark which was already expired back in 2008. This is what is listed under "goods and services": "Cameras; optical apparatus and instruments; photographic apparatus and instruments; digital cameras; camera lenses; digital camera lenses; lens filters; rechargeable batteries […] Related posts:Nikonos trademark expired back in 2008 Nikon working on a “serious” underwater compact camera (digital Nikonos?) Nikon has a new “NOCT” trademark for cameras and lenses […]

  • The Canon M50 Experience Video and why I bought one.
    by Steve Huff on August 13, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    The Canon M50 Experience Video and why I bought one. By Steve Huff It’s been a long long time since I have shot with and enjoyed using a Canon camera. For the last ten years I have [... […]

  • Tiny, Fast, and Rugged: Fstoppers Reviews the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Hard Drive
    by Alex Cooke on August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    When you're on the road or a trip, every bit of weight in your bag matters, as the average photographer or videographer carries lots of gear, and it all adds up. SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD is about as tiny a hard drive as you'll see, but it packs quite a punch for its size. Check out our review! [More... […]

  • When composing an image, photography is a game of inches
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    When composing an image, most of us know the basics and perhaps more importantly, we know what kind of images we like to create. There are certain hard and fast rules, such as the rule of thirds, but there are also other guidelines which require a bit more precision, such as not putting distracting elements near the edge of the frame or creating an otherwise imbalanced composition. When you're in the field and you have the luxury of time to scout and plan your shots, how precise do you have to be? Photographer Adam Gibbs discusses... (read more) […]

  • More detail on Samsung Galaxy S10 triple camera setup revealed
    on August 13, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Last week, Samsung revealed its latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9. The Note 9's camera hardware is identical to last year's Galaxy S9 Plus dual-camera, but we've already seen rumors of the 2019 Galaxy S10 Plus featuring a triple-camera. Next year's flagship is likely to be the first smartphone to combine a super-wide-angle and a tele-lens with the primary camera. The super-wide-angle is expected to come with a 123-degree angle of view, and the tele lens with a 3x magnification, offering a wider zoom range than any other smartphone. Today a report from South Korean publication ET News has provided more detail on the Galaxy S10 camera specifications and if the sources can be trusted all three cameras will come with a different sensor resolution. The main camera will offer a 16MP pixel count, the telephoto camera captures 13MP images and the wide angle is expected to feature a 12MP sensor. ...it's likely that the output image size will be the same, no matter the zoom setting […]

  • Yamaha YAS-108 review: Superior features and sweet sound from a budget bar - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on August 13, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    The Yamaha YAS-108 sound bar sounds really good for $200, delivers superior features and looks really sleek. Is that enough to fend off cheaper models from Vizio? […]

  • How to Properly Hate Composites and Visual Effects Works
    by Tihomir Lazarov on August 13, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    You may hate heavily post-processed images and videos, but do you hate them the right way? Here's how to properly do it. [More... […]

  • Motorola Moto Z3 review: Solid, midprice phone with a bright 5G tomorrow - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on August 13, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Motorola’s Moto Z3 is reliable, but has little to do while waiting for 2019’s Verizon 5G networks to light up. […]

  • Net SE, parent company for Meyer Optik, others files for bankruptcy
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Net SE, the company behind Oprema Jena, Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee and A. Schacht products has been removed from the German stock exchange and has subsequently filed for insolvency. According to documents on Net SE's website, the de-listing occurred on July 2nd, 2018. Roughly two weeks later, on July 17th, 2018, the company filed for bankruptcy. An exact cause for the filings isn't mentioned, but on multiple Kickstarters (1, 2, 3, 4) for various lenses manufactured by its portfolio companies, a message was shared detailing an unfortunate car accident that nearly claimed the life of Dr. Stefan Immes, the 'main investor' and CEO of Net SE. It appears a large number of backers are yet to receive lenses and accessories they pre-ordered In the message, which was shared as an update to Kickstarter backers, the Net SE crowdfunding team notes that due to Dr. Immes inability to return to work in the 'foreseeable future [...] a large number of changes' need to be […]

  • How to Get the Most Out of and Do More With Your Travel Photography
    by Michael DeStefano on August 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Traveling to create new photography can get expensive fast, but whether it's for personal work, stock, or your portfolio, it is often a necessary part of advancing your work. There are lots of ways to monetize these images and tricks to shoulder the upfront costs involved in creating them. This is the approach and tips I use to get the most out of my travel photography. [More... […]

  • Panoramas from start to finish: Using Adobe Lightroom to stitch a stunning panorama
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    While on a trip to the Faroe Islands, photographer Nigel Danson had an equipment malfunction with his wide-angle lens. As a landscape photographer, it's an oft-used lens, so what was Danson to do? To replicate the field of view of his broken wide-angle lens, Danson utilized a simple and elegant solution, shooting panoramas with a longer lens. In this case, the "longer" lens was a 50mm-equivalent prime lens. By shooting multiple images and then stitching them together, you can capture a wider field of view than with a single shot... (read more) […]

  • OpticalLimits tests the Canon 70-200 F4L IS II
    by Richard on August 13, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    OpticalLimits, formerly known as photozone.de has completed their testing of the Canon 70-200 F4L IS II. Their conclusion? I think they like it .. and Read more... […]

  • RPS seeks ‘Hundred Heroines’
    by Geoff Harris on August 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    The RPS has kickstarted a major new campaign called Hundred Heroines: Celebrating Women in Photography, with the aim of discovering women photographers whose work is currently overlooked, as well as celebrating better-known names.The campaign, which is timed to celebrate the centenary year of some women getting the vote, asks leading photography-industry figures …Continue reading » […]

  • How to capture multiple shots to properly expose shadows and highlights
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Photographer Andrew Marr is on a Tasmania photography adventure with a couple of other photographers, Andrew Dawes and Richard Lefroy. Below, we see the first video from his trip. The trip is focused on landscape and nature photography in particular. The first stop on the trip was Mount Fields National Park, which included a sunset hike to Lady Barron Falls. The location, while very nice, proved challenging due to the extreme contrast in the scene. While you can often recover shadow detail from a scene, even if that means... (read more) […]

  • Canon 70-200mm F4L IS II sample gallery
    on August 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM is the company's latest affordable constant-aperture telezoom, and it comes with some serious upgrades over its predecessor. You may have noticed that the paint is a shade brighter and, unfortunately, it's gained some weight. But the image stabilizer gives you five stops (versus four stops on the previous model) and we've seen generally excellent sharpness wide-open, throughout the zoom range. From cruise ships in Vancouver B.C. to a grungy rock concert at Seattle's Pike Place Market, take a look through our sample gallery to see what this lens is capable of. […]

  • 2019 Chevy Silverado first drive review: Brute suit riot - Roadshow
    by Chris Paukert on August 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    GM's most-important model balances brash new looks with comprehensive tech to work both smarter and harder. […]

  • Lenovo powers up a thin-and-light ThinkPad P1 for pros - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on August 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    The company finally offers a powerful mobile workstation under 4 pounds. […]

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: The Roadster, refined - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on August 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    It's a little bit faster and more comfortable, but this is still the same fun-loving Miata we know and love. […]

  • Microsoft Surface Go review: This shrunken-down Surface is fun and practical, but more expensive than it looks - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on August 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Surface Go from Microsoft is fun and practical, but not as inexpensive as you might think. […]

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 Review
    by Adam Juniper on August 13, 2018 at 8:51 am

    The Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 is the latest version of DJI's hugely popular drone series aimed at enthusiasts. Equipped with a 1in sensor camera and an improved radio system, it's the best Phantom yet, but is it right for you? Adam finds out in his Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 review!… The post DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 Review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Sample Images
    on August 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Impressions
    on August 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

    We attended the UK launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the company’s brand new flagship smartphone. Ahead of our full review, here are our detailed first impressions of using the latest Samsung Galaxy premium device... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Hands-on Photos
    on August 13, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Want to see exactly what the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera phone. […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    on August 13, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Samsung has announced the latest addition to its premium Note series of smartphones with its Galaxy Note 9. This premium smartphone delivers the ultimate in performance, a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever, and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet. […]

  • Leica Elpro 52 Macro Lens for Leica M- and TL
    on August 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Leica has created a new close-up attachment, the Leica Elpro 52, in the Leica Camera accessories portfolio. […]

  • Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art, 135mm F1.8 Art and 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art Lenses for Sony E-Mount Now Shipping
    on August 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Sigma has announced availability of three of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,599 USD), Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO ($569.00 USD) and Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,399 USD). […]

  • This is how the back of the Nikon mirrorless camera looks
    by [NR] admin on August 13, 2018 at 3:54 am

    The new Nikon mirrorless camera is already out in the field and I have already received the first drawing from a person who has used/seen/tested the camera. As you can see from the sketch, the back layout is similar to most Nikon DSLR cameras with the exception that there are no buttons/controls on the left […] Related posts:Continuous coverage of the Nikon mirrorless camera Third Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Body More teasers: here is the Nikon mirrorless camera swoosh and the official countdown timer […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #483
    by [NR] admin on August 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    → Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 DSLR lens now $1,451 off: → Samyang 12mm f/2.8 full frame fisheye lens now $120 off. → New book (in German): Retro-Kameras: Modelle - Technik - Design. → Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 lens with selective focus for Nikon F-mount announced (price for the Nikon version: $199.95). → The new Nikon […] Related posts:New: Oprema Jena Biotar 75/1.5 lens for Nikon F-mount Weekly Nikon news flash #364 Weekly Nikon news flash #436 […]

  • DPReview TV: understanding 4K and 6K Photo modes on your camera
    on August 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Special 4K and 6K Photo modes may be one of the most under-appreciated features on recent cameras. After all, with today's models boasting impressive performance and high frame rates, why would you need them? In this week's episode, Chris and Jordan take a closer look at these modes and explain why – and when – you'll be glad to have them on your camera. For more information check out our in-depth article explaining 4K Photo mode. Read our in-depth article about 4K Photo mode Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Subscribe to our YouTube chann […]

  • Coros Linx Smart Cycling Helmet review: A safe way to listen to music while riding a bike - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on August 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This bike helmet protects your head while rattling your bones. […]

  • Micro Four Thirds: 10 years on from the birth of mirrorless
    on August 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Micro Four Thirds: ten years old this week There were no illustrations when the Micro Four Thirds concept was announced, so we had to draw our own. Ten years ago this week, Panasonic and Olympus announced the Micro Four Thirds format. And in doing so, prompted us to use the term 'mirrorless' for the first time. The rather corporate press release didn't necessarily spell out just how important a development it was. The two camera makers thought they were announcing a new mount, while trying not to upset existing Four Thirds customers. What they were actually doing was changing the direction of the industry. We'd initially written a story stating that "Panasonic and Olympus have said they've developed a new mount with a shorter flange-back distance that will ... " but that wasn't the story at all. So instead we ran with: "Olympus and Panasonic have announced a new, mirrorless format / lens mount." With hindsight we can see that Panasonic and Olympus were heralding the start of the […]

  • Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) review: A two-in-one that's inexpensive without feeling cheap - CNET
    by Justin Jaffe on August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Lenovo’s latest 360-degree hybrid keeps costs down but makes for a decent laptop and tablet on-the-go. […]

  • Firmware Friday: Sony and Panasonic fix bugs for professional video cameras and gear
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 11, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Our regular Firmware Friday roundup for this week has to be one of the briefest we've had in quite some time, with none of the main camera makers issuing any updates for their still cameras, lenses and accessories this week, and only two companies shipping any new updates for video gear either. So unless you're a Panasonic or Sony video pro, you can stop reading now. If you're shooting with the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z280 video camera, or using the Panasonic AV-HLC100 Live Production Center / AV-HS6000 Live Switcher, however, read... (read more) […]

  • Video: 5 DIY photography storage 'hacks'
    on August 11, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Storing camera gear seems to be a never-ending battle. Whether you want to admit to having too little space or too much gear, it almost always holds true that there are better ways to keep your gear organized. Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography has created a short video on DIY storage hacks for cameras and lenses. The video's title suggests Forbes mentions six different methods in 90 seconds, but based on the numbers he provides, there are actually only five suggestions, considering hack number four seems to be skipped. Numbers aside, Forbes uses wine racks, a lazy susan, and even pantry spice organizers as methods for camera gear organization. You could argue some of the hacks are common sense (shelves are a pretty obvious choice, I would think), but the video is still worth a quick watch. […]

  • California wildfire devastation revealed in series of aerial images
    on August 10, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Aerial photos reveal California wildfire devastation Image via city of Redding The City of Redding's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division has published a series of aerial images showing the devastation caused by the ongoing Carr Fire in Shasta County, California. Located approximately 100 miles north of the Mendocino Complex fire, the Carr Fire has destroyed approximately 176,000 acres of land, more than 1,000 homes, and claimed eight lives. The aerial images, which are available publicly on Redding's GIS website, reveal burned homes, vehicles and wilderness. The images were captured in part using UAVs equipped with cameras. According to ABC News, the fire was 48% contained as of Thursday morning, but experts expect it to continue into September. More than 13,000 firefighters are working to control the blaze. Aerial photos were collected as part of a multi-agency collaboration. Licensed UAV pilots from Menlo Park Fire District, Alameda County Sheriff, Contra Costa Sheriff, […]

  • The Druze Demonstration with the Leica M9 Monochrom by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on August 10, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    The Druze Demonstration with the Leica M9 Monochrom by Dan Bar Hi Steve A few days ago I participated in the Druze demonstration. These are lovely people who are very loyal to the country, they [... […]

  • Born to be wild
    by Advertising Feature on August 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Wildlife photographer and Vanguard Professional, Jason Wharam shares his tips for amazing photos on safariWildlife photography, artwork and graphic editing from Jason Wharam Photography.Jason Wharam has a deep affinity with the African bush and its wildlife. Born in Nyamandlouvu in Zimbabwe, he fell …Continue reading » […]

  • Thor Kitchen HRF3601F Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator review: By the hammer of Thor, this no-name fridge is pretty good! - CNET
    by Ry Crist on August 10, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    It isn't a well-known brand, but Thor Kitchen's counter-depth French door fridge performs surprisingly well for the price. […]

  • Acer Swift 7 (2018) review: The 'world's thinnest laptop' is surprisingly packed with extras - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on August 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    The Acer Swift 7 packs in a 14-inch touchscreen, fingerprint reader, backlit keys and more. […]

  • 2018 Ford F-150 review: Power Stroke of genius - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on August 10, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The new Ford F-150 is the smartest, most capable half-ton truck yet. […]

  • Amazon 1dX II Scam Update…
    by Steve Huff on August 10, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Amazon 1dX II Scam Update… If you saw my last post, you would have seen how I ordered a Canon 1dX II from Amazon, and was sent a beat up old 1dXII box, with an [... […]

  • 2019 BMW i8 Roadster first drive review: The ultimate urban sports car - Roadshow
    by Henry Catchpole on August 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    The BMW i8 gets more power and more electric range, and adds that sweet wind-in-your-hair experience. […]

  • New Samsung phone warns you of photo ‘flaws’
    by Geoff Harris on August 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Hoping to put its flammable Galaxies behind it, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note9 smartphone, featuring dual 12Mp cameras, its biggest-ever battery, a faster processor, pen input device, more storage options and some interesting new camera features, including one that warns you of blinking subjects and other photo snafusThe Screen Optimiser uses AI to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, classify it into one of …Continue reading » […]

  • Electrolux EFLW427UIW review: A solid, simple washing machine - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on August 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    This Electrolux washer nails stain removal, but it doesn't have that many features. […]

  • PaintShop Pro 2019
    on August 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    PaintShop Pro 2019 now offers AI-powered Pic-to-Painting, support for 360° cameras, a streamlined user experience and new PhotoMirage Express to blur the line between photo and video.PaintShop Pro 2019 and PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate are available now. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2019 is $79.99 USD / €69.99 / £69.99. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate is $99.99 USD / €89.99 / £89.99. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2019 and Video Studio 2018 bundle is $159.99 USD / €139.99 / £139.99. […]

  • Join AP for the Brighton Photo Challenge and a chance to win £250 to spend at MPB.com
    by Nigel Atherton on August 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Free on Friday the 17th August? Why not join us for a photo safari around Brighton, with AP Editor Nigel Atherton. Hosted by leading Brighton-based photo retailer MPB.com you’ll be given some top quality secondhand kit from MPB’s stock to shoot with for the day, and challenged to take your best pictures of the city. BrightonOur favourite images from the day will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine and the photographer judged to produce the …Continue reading » […]

  • Third Nikon Mirrorless Camera Teaser Video - Body
    on August 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Nikon have released the third teaser video for their upcoming mirrorless camera, focusing this time on the Body. "Nikon continues to push boundaries in pursuit of the perfect camera. This new system is no exception to Nikon’s spirit of ingenuity and manufacturing without compromise." […]

  • EU rules against unauthorised online picture usage
    by Geoff Harris on August 9, 2018 at 10:01 am

     The European Court of Justice has confirmed that you can't republish a photo just because it’s freely accessible online, and that you need the photographer’s permission to use it first - even if they didn't protect it that well online. In the recent Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Dirk Renckhoff case, a secondary school student downloaded a photo from a travel website …Continue reading » […]

  • Leica Q ‘Globe-Trotter’ Limited Edition
    on August 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Leica Camera AG has launched a limited edition version of its Leica Q camera, the Leica Q ‘Globe-Trotter’. Created in partnership with legendary luggage makers, Globe-Trotter, the new model is wrapped in specially selected Globe-Trotter leather in navy or light pink. The Leica Q Globe-Trotter is limited to 50 pieces in each colour and is available now at the Leica stores in Mayfair, City of London, Manchester and selected authorised dealers, priced at £5,400 inc VAT. […]

  • Epson FastFoto ​FF-680W Scans One Photo Every Second
    on August 9, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner is the world's fastest personal photo scanner, scanning photos as fast as one photo per second at 300dpi at up to 36 photos per batch.The Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner is now available through select major retailer stores nationwide and online at www.epson.com, priced at $599.99. […]

  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE review: A track-ready pony car - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on August 8, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    The 1LE Performance Package gives the Camaro SS sports car poise. […]

  • GE Smart Countertop Microwave Oven with Scan-to-Cook Technology review: GE's smart microwave works well with Alexa, but scan-to-cook is underheated - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on August 8, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Using the spotty scan-to-cook feature doesn't make microwaving any easier than it already is. […]

  • Five minutes with Love Island’s official photographer
    by Nigel Atherton on August 8, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    We talk to Shutterstock's staff photographer James Gourley about what it was like to go behind the scenes of the show that everyone has been talking aboutEditorial Use Only. No Merchandising. No Commercial Use Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (9773969u) Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham 'Love Island' TV Show, Series 4, Episode 57, The Final, Majorca, Spain - 30 Jul 2018Which Love Island picture are you most proud of capturing? The announcement that Jack and Dani won is a good …Continue reading » […]

  • I Was Scammed! Canon 1dX II Amazon Order!
    by Steve Huff on August 7, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I Was Scammed! Canon 1dX II Amazon Order! By Steve Huff CRAZY!!! So a few days ago I ordered a Canon 1DX MKII and three L Primes. YEP! Not only did I, Steve Huff, the [... […]

  • What exactly is a “fanboy”? A new video series…
    by Steve Huff on August 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    What exactly is a “fanboy”? A new video series… Ever since starting this website now almost 11 years ago (WOW am I getting old), I have been accused of being a Sony Fanboy, a Leica [... […]

  • The Wotancraft Commander Backpack Review. A bag like no other. By Brandon Huff
    by Steve Huff on August 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    The Wotancraft Commander Backpack Review. A bag like no other. By Brandon Huff For the past couple weeks I’ve had the opportunity to use the beautiful and intense WotanCraft Commander, a military inspired workhorse capable [... […]

  • Lensbaby Sol 45 Review
    on August 7, 2018 at 10:01 am

    The Lensbaby Sol 45 is an inexpensive tilt-shift lens which lets you easily isolate a subject within the frame and surround it with beautiful bokeh effects. Available in a wide range of camera mounts, is the new Sol 45 worth adding to your lens bag? Find out by reading our in-depth Lensbaby Sol 45 review, complete with full-size sample images... […]

  • ​Lensbaby Sol 45 Lens
    on August 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Lensbaby announces the launch of their most playful and accessible lens yet, the Sol 45. The Sol 45 is made specifically for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and is compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony E, and Fuji X. The lens will also be available in a 22mm version specifically for Micro 4/3rd shooters. Retail price is for $199.95. […]

  • Olympus PEN EPL9 review
    by Ken McMahon on August 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Olympus PEN EPL9 is a stylish entry-level mirrorless camera aimed at bloggers or social photographers wanting to upgrade their smartphone photography. It features a 16 Megapixel Four Thirds sensor, 4k video, Bluetooth and Wifi. Find out if it's the best budget mirrorless in Ken's review!… The post Olympus PEN EPL9 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • The BEST CHEAP Lighting for Vloggers, YouTube, and even Portraits! $69 Dual Soft Boxes.
    by Steve Huff on August 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    The BEST CHEAP Lighting for Vloggers, YouTube, and even Portraits! $69 Dual Soft Boxes. By Steve Huff I’ve mentioned these before but just made a video talking about them and using them. For $69, these [... […]

  • Leica C-Lux Review
    on August 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Looking for a family-friendly pocket camera with a long zoom lens? Then the new Leica C-Lux could be right up your street with it's 15x, 24-360mm lens, 20 megapixel sensor and 4K video recording. Find out what we thought of Leica's latest camera in our in-depth Leica C-Lux review... […]

  • Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD for Nikon and Canon Full-frame DSLRs
    on August 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD is a small and lightweight ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The Nikon mount model will be available from September 4, 2018 priced at £629.99 inc. Vat / $599 USD. The launch date of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date. […]

  • Tamron announces “smallest and lightest wide angle zoom”
    by Geoff Harris on August 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Tamron is releasing an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD, for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs.The company claims the lens is the smallest and lightest in its class. It weighs in at just 460g and …Continue reading » […]

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS II review
    on August 4, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS II review […]

  • Early daguerreotype studio to undergo major refurbishment
    by Geoff Harris on August 3, 2018 at 11:45 am

    When one thinks of the first photographic studios in the UK, famous epicentres like London and Lacock come to mind, but not usually Nottingham. In fact, the Bromley House Library, close to the Old Market Square, housed one of the first commercial photo studios in the UK, set up by Alfred Barber in 1841. The library, which also holds the Pauline Heathcote photography archive and a small collection of rare cameras, has announced a major refurbishment programme which will hopefully make it better known to photography history buffs. “We intend to strengthen the narrative of the photographic exhibits, by bringing the information all together in one room and …Continue reading » […]

  • Sharpen your photography skills
    by Advertising Feature on August 3, 2018 at 10:20 am

    All serious photographers need to keep improving their skills and gaining new ones, and top photography course provider, Udemy, is offering some great training to help you stay fresh, creative and motivated. The three courses below cover a range of popular genres and are led by some of the biggest names in the photography business, who are also inspiring teachers.The first course is the Ultimate Fashion Photography Masterclass: Your 2018 Guide, led by Rob Woodcox. Rob has worked with major …Continue reading » […]

  • Nikon Reveals the Lens Mount for New Full-frame Mirrorless Camera
    on August 3, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Following last week's first teaser video, Nikon have released another video entitled "Mount", which reveals a few more details about the brand new mirrorless camera's lens mount. The video indicates that the new mount will be physically larger than the F-mount used in Nikon's DSLR cameras, hinting at a larger image sensor too."Since the release of the Nikon F, Nikon has built a legacy of incredible cameras and lenses around the iconic F Mount. Building on that technology and DNA, Nikon aims for new, unprecedented heights."Another 4 teaser videos will be released before the full reveal on August 23rd, 2018, making 6 in total. […]

  • Canon Unveils Five New PIXMA Inkjet Printers and Two CanoScan Scanners
    on August 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Canon has launched a new range of PIXMA inkjet printers and smart scanners, including the PIXMA TS9550 Series, Canon's first A3 inkjet All-In-One printer. […]

  • Canon Zoemini Portable Printer
    on August 3, 2018 at 4:00 am

    The Canon Zoemini is a new, lightweight, pocketsize, portable photo printer. The Canon Zoemini will be available from September 2018 with an RRP of £119.99/€139.99. […]

  • Satechi Type-C UHS-II Micro/SD Card Reader Offers UHS-II 312Mbps Speeds
    on August 3, 2018 at 3:00 am

    The Satechi Type-C UHS-II Micro/SD Card Reader features UHS-II lightning fast speeds of up to 312 Mbps, and also provides simultaneous micro SD and SD card access. It can be purchased now for $39.99 on Satechi.net and Amazon.com. […]

  • Photoshop for iPad: What we’d like to see
    by Adam Stephens on August 2, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Adobe has recently revealed that it is working on a full version of Photoshop for the iPad. If it's to be a useful tool for photographers, there's a number of things we'd like to see - read on to find out more.A recent Bloomberg media interview with Scott Belsky, the founder of Adobe, revealed that Adobe is planning to launch a full …Continue reading » […]

  • Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens
    on August 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens that has been developed to provide photographers and videographers with a new perspective. The Laowa 24mm Probe lens can create a Bug-Eye perspective that cannot be done by a conventional macro lens. The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe lens is expected to retail at USD $1499. It is currently available to pre-order via Kickstarter at a discounted price. The earliest expected delivery date is September. […]

  • Spyder5 eBook: Color Management Can Be Easy
    on August 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Datacolor has today launched an extensive and free colour management eBook for photographers and videographers. ‘Spyder5 eBook: Color management can be easy’ is a six-chapter guide providing practical advice to help any photographer or videographer understand colour management, from the basics to the advanced.Chapters will be published in three-week intervals and sent to readers once they have registered online. Those who download the eBook will also receive 20% off the Spyder5Pro and Spyder5Elite. […]

  • Photostory Deluxe 2019
    on August 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Photostory Deluxe 2019 makes it possible to create even more impressive photo shows with significantly more effects thanks to twice as many tracks. Photostory Deluxe 2019 costs £59.99/ $69.99. […]

  • Phottix Padat Carbon 200 Fiber Light Stand
    on August 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    The Phottix Padat Carbon Fiber Light Stand is an innovative lightweight design, featuring a removable carbon fiber center post that turns it into a hand-held boom or monopod. The Phottix Padat Carbon 200 is available now from Phottix Online or Amazon US. […]

  • Fantasea-AOI UWL-09Pro Wet Wide Angle Conversion Lens
    on August 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The Fantasea-AOI UWL-09Pro is the finest and most professional wet wide angle conversion lens available, featuring a quality optical glass dome and offering the most impressive optic specifications. The UWL-09Pro wet wide angle lens provides an exceptionally wide field of view and a zero minimal focus distance. […]

  • Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art review
    by Thomas on August 1, 2018 at 7:30 am

    The Sigma 105mm f1.4 ART is one of the brightest portrait lenses available, undercutting its only rival from Nikon on price, while giving it a run for its money on performance. Find out if the Bokeh Master is the best portrait lens in our Sigma 105mm f1.4 review!… The post Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Canon SX740 HS review – preview
    by Gordon Laing on July 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Canon SX740 HS is a pocket super-zoom with a 40x / 24-960mm range, 20 Megapixel sensor, 4k video, Wifi and Bluetooth. It's a mild refresh over the SX730 HS, but now employs the latest DIGIC 8 processor to supports 4k video and 10fps bursts. Here's my preview.… The post Canon SX740 HS review – preview appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • New Canon 40x zoom compact
    by Liz Reid on July 31, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Canon has launched the PowerShot SX740 HS, a family and travel-friendly compact with a 40x optical zoom lens (24-960mm equivalent), 20.3Mp CMOS sensor, and 4K Ultra HD video capabilities – the first time such features have appeared in a PowerShot device. The camera also includes a DIGIC 8 Image Processor, 5 axis image stabilisation, a 3-inch LCD screen that rotates 180 …Continue reading » […]

  • Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Offers 40x Zoom and 4K Video
    on July 31, 2018 at 4:30 am

    The new Canon PowerShot SX740 HS digital camera has a 40x optical zoom lens, a 20.3 megapixel sensor and 4K video capabilities, a first for the PowerShot series. The PowerShot SX740 HS will be available for purchase in late August for $399.99 / £349.99 / €419.99. […]

  • Nissin MG10 Hammerhead Flash
    on July 31, 2018 at 4:00 am

    The Nissin MG10 is an advanced NAS 2.4Ghz wireless strobe for on-camera and studio shooting. Available now for $599, the Nissin MG10 flash is a high power (80GN, 165 w/s) strobe in the Nissin Air System. […]

  • ​Elinchrom Launch Docking Station for the ELB 1200
    on July 31, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Elinchrom has introduced a mains powered docking station for the ELB 1200 unlocking the full potential of the ELB 1200’s system. The Dock for the ELB 1200 is available now priced at $699 USD / €749 EUR / £599 GBP. […]

  • ​Elinchrom Introduces ELB 500 TTL Compatibility for Sony and Olympus, Fujifilm to Follow Soon
    on July 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Elinchrom have added ELB 500 TTL compatibility for Sony and Olympus users, with Fujifilm to follow in September. All existing Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and PanasonicElinchrom HS Transmitters can now be updated to the Transmitter PRO version, which includes TTL functionality for the ELB 500 TTL. […]

  • Fujifilm XA5 review
    by Ken McMahon on July 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Fujifilm XA5 is an entry-level mirrorless camera, sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, tilting touchscreen, Bluetooth and Wifi. Successor to the XA3, it's Fujifilm's smallest and lightest mirrorless body with an X mount. Find out if its right for you in Ken's review!… The post Fujifilm XA5 review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Review
    on July 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Review […]

  • planetOids – 2018-07-27 – Drone Awards, Light and Leica, Photography Degree and More
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew.) Want to see some amazing photos taken by drones? Check out these photos ... The post planetOids – 2018-07-27 – Drone Awards, Light and Leica, Photography Degree and More appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesNikon Soon to Announce Launch into the Full Frame Mirrorless MarketLight Receives Massive $121 Million Investment from Softbank and LeicaplanetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app&nbs […]

  • Interview with Jashim Salam – Grand Prize Winner at the iPhone Photography Awards 2018
    by Sereena Gill on July 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Salam’s image of children in Rohingya took home the top prize at the 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards. We spoke to the photojournalist about his powerful work, and why sometimes using a mobile phone is easier with difficult subjects.Photographer of the Year Grand Prize. Displaced by Jashim Salam (Bangladesh)Now in its 11th year, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) received thousands of entries from more than 140 countries around …Continue reading » […]

  • Nikon Soon to Announce Launch into the Full Frame Mirrorless Market
    by planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch) on July 27, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Making sure Sony [Note: Sony Alpha a7 III with Special Price Available at Adorama] doesn’t get all the excitement and publicity around the full frame mirrorless camera movement, Nikon’s European ... The post Nikon Soon to Announce Launch into the Full Frame Mirrorless Market appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesplanetOids – 2018-07-09 – Best Photo Editing Apps, Inventions for Wildlife Photography, Nikon Mirrorless Cameras and moreIntroducing Clar Lighting Brand, Adorama Deals: Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Sale and Nikon RebatesplanetOids – 2018-07-17 – DJI Mavic 2, Nikon 1, Nikon 1 series, Skateboarding photography, Nikon mirrorless camera, Moods of mob, Moods of mob app&nbs […]