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  • Adobe reveals record-breaking quarterly revenue in Q2 2018
    on June 19, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Adobe has announced a new quarterly revenue record of $2.20 billion for its 2018 second fiscal quarter. The company saw 22% growth to $1.55 billion in its Digital Media segment, which includes $1.30 billion for Creative and a record $243 million for Document Cloud. The company's Digital Experience segment experienced 18% growth to hit $586 million during Q2 2018, as well. Overall, Adobe saw its year-on-year net income increase 77% on a GAAP-basis, as well as a 39% operating income increase. Looking at its Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR), Adobe saw its second fiscal quarter end with a $343 million increase to $6.06 billion. The Creative ARR hit $5.37 billion, while Document Cloud ARR increased to $694 million. Talking about the record quarter, Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen said: Adobe delivers all the capabilities to enable transformative digital experiences, including content creation and management, predictive analytics and commerce. Our record results in […]

  • New Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar ready for Pre Order
    by Steve Huff on June 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    New Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar Voigtlander has announced a new lens and it appears to be a beauty. For Sony E Mount, this is a 110mm lens with a fast f/2.5 aperture. Details below [... […]

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive review: Luxury enhanced - Roadshow
    by Jake Holmes on June 19, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    With more power and a freshened roster of technology, the C-Class remains a strong player. […]

  • Pentax K-1 II First Shots: Sample images from Ricoh’s second-generation full-frame DSLR
    by on June 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Click here to see our Pentax K-1 II First Shots Back in 2016, amidst rumors, demands and a long wait, Ricoh's first full-frame DSLR arrived in the Pentax K-1. Sporting a big 36MP CMOS sensor, impressive weather-sealing, unique features and a very competitive price for a flagship full-frame camera, the Pentax K-1 was a solid choice for Pentaxians -- especially for those who didn't want to jump up to the 645Z to get a big sensor camera experience. Now, some two years later, the second-generation model is here, and yet the... (read more) […]

  • Facebook’s AI Can Open Your Eyes in Blinking Photos
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    “Take it again, I blinked.” That’s something commonly said after pictures are snapped, but it may soon be a relic of the past if Facebook has its way. The company’s researchers have created an AI that can automatically replace closed eyes with open ones in your pictures. The scientists trained the AI with photos of […]

  • Oppo R15 Pro review: An overachiever that's just a fraction behind OnePlus - CNET
    by Daniel Van Boom on June 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Oppo's R15 Pro is a great phone, just not quite as great as the similarly priced OnePlus 6. […]

  • A Day at Leitz Park by Valeria Breveglieri
    by Steve Huff on June 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    A Day at Leitz Park by Valeria Breveglieri Hi Steve! I was in Wetzlar today for the opening of the new building at the Leitz Park and took part to the celebration. I have thought [... […]

  • Turn Failure and Impostor Syndrome Into Your Next Landscape Photography Breakthrough
    by Jonathan Martin on June 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    A few days into my landscape photography trip in Oregon, I hit a creative low. While watching a disappointing sunset, I started journaling some thoughts that helped turn a series of failures into stepping stones. [More... […]

  • The challenges of creating a portfolio-worthy landscape image
    by on June 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Thomas Heaton has over a quarter of a million subscribers to his YouTube channel, he has tons of Instagram followers and he regularly travels the world capturing photos. It'd be easy to think that this means he's always capturing amazing, portfolio-worthy photographs. However, sometimes it's not that simple. In the video below, Heaton discusses the idea of "keeper" photos in landscape photography. Ansel Adams, who is of course recognized as one of the best landscape photographers of all time and very much one of the forefathers... (read more) […]

  • NVIDIA’s AI Can Turn Normal Video Into High-Quality Slow Motion
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    NVIDIA researchers have created a new AI system that can turn standard 30fps video into high-quality slow-motion that looks like it was actually shot at higher frame rates with a high-speed camera. The 1.5-minute video above has demos and comparisons showing what the AI can create. “There are many memorable moments in your life that […]

  • Would You Pay to Grow Your Instagram Account?
    by Andy Day on June 19, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Last week I received a message in my Instagram inbox. "Great profile," it began. "Would you like to be featured in two pages? It costs €10." I have no intention of ever paying money to be featured, but it piqued my curiosity and I started asking a few questions. [More... […]

  • PolarPro's new buyback program gives you credit towards a new filter when you trade in an old one
    on June 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Earlier this year, PolarPro stepped up its filter game and brought its expertise to the world of DSLR and mirrorless cameras with its QuartzLine filters. As a follow-up to its latest filter lineup, PolarPro has launched a buyback program that will let you get a certain amount of credit towards a new filter if you return an old one - even if it's not theirs. Here's how it works. For any 37mm or 46mm filter you send in, you'll be given a $20 credit towards a new PolarPro filter. For 67mm, 77mm and 82mm filter sizes, you'll be given $40 in PolarPro credit. You will receive one credit for each filter you send in. Once you've agreed to the PolarPro terms for the return, you'll be given a discount code to use with your PolarPro purchase. This is the dialog box you'll see when asked to agree to the terms of the buyback program. Once your purchase is made, PolarPro will send you an email with a prepaid label to send in your old filter(s). Simply package them up and ship them off within 14 […]

  • Watch 20 Talks Photographers Gave at B&H Optic 2018
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    B&H held its Optic 2018 conference and trade show for outdoor and travel photography earlier this month, and now you can watch 20 of the talks given by top photographers over the course of the four days. Here they are for your inspiration and education: Keith Carter on “Myth, Magic, and Mojo” “Photographer Keith Carter […]

  • Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?
    by Canon Rumors on June 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    A patent has surfaced pertaining to aberration reduction in interchangeable lenses. Unrelated to the patent is an image showing an EF-S 18-55 kit lens with what appears to be an LCD display like we have seen on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II. The patent does reference a “lens information display”. We’ve been told Read more... […]

  • Azerbijan with a Leica M10 & 28 Elmarit by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on June 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Azerbijan with a Leica M10 & 28 Elmarit by Dan Bar Hello again! So here I am back in Israel again and this time I visited Azerbijan, one of former USSR countries. A beautiful muslim [... […]

  • Sigma now shipping Art series prime lenses for Sony E-mount
    on June 19, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Sigma has announced that its five of its Sony E-Mount Art-series primes, announced earlier this year, are now shipping. The 20mm F1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM and 85mm F1.4 DG HSM are designed for Sony's full-frame a7-series and a9 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The E-Mount version of Sigma's 14mm F1.4 DG HSM (shown above, in prototype form) is expected later this summer, along with E-Mount versions of the recently-announced 70mm F2.8 Macro, and the 105mm and 135mm Art-series telephotos. Optically the E-mount primes are unchanged compared to their DSLR-mount predecessors but are compatible with high-speed continuous autofocus and should offer faster data throughput compared to using a DSLR-mount version with an adapter. This should improve autofocus speed across the board, compared to using a DSLR-mount version with an adapter - something we hope to test for ourselves in the coming weeks. Press release: Sigma Ships Five […]

  • Canon’s Next 18-55mm Kit Lens May Have a Built-In LCD Screen
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    It looks like electronic info displays are becoming a new norm for camera lenses. A new patent filed by Canon suggests that the company’s next 18-55mm kit lens will feature an LCD display. New Camera first spotted the new Canon patent (JP2018005130A) for aberration reduction in an interchangeable lens. Within the document is an illustration […]

  • LensRental compares the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma
    by [NR] admin on June 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    LensRental posted a detailed comparison of the best ultra-wide zoom lenses from Nikon, Sigma, Canon and Sony: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S ($1.896.95) Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art ($1,299) Canon 11-24mm f/4L ($2,699) Sony FE 12-24mm f/4G ($1,698) Their conclusion: "If you need quality, wide range and you’re fine using a tripod; the Canon is the way […] Related posts:Best lenses for the Nikon D5 DSLR camera One of the upcoming Nikon lenses is rumored to be an ultra wide angle or a fisheye lens Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide lens for Nikon F-mount […]

  • Outdoor Boudoir: It's a Thing [NSFW]
    by Rex Jones on June 19, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    That's right you boudoir photographers, if you haven't tried shooting boudoir outside before then you are seriously missing out. There really are quite a few reasons why you should give it a try here are a few of my favorite reasons why I shoot boudoir outside instead of in a studio. [More... […]

  • BHphoto launched a 48 hours Mega Deal Zone
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    There is a 48 hours Mega DealZone offer on BHphoto (click here to see them all). These are the stricly E-mount related deals: $140 off on the Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 APS-C E-mount lens. $300 off on the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount. $160 off on the Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS […] The post BHphoto launched a 48 hours Mega Deal Zone appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iOS Can Simulate Long Exposure Photos
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    In addition to releasing a host of new features and improvements across its Lightroom lineup, Adobe has also unveiled a new Technology Preview for Lightroom Mobile on iOS that allows you to capture simulated long exposure photos without a tripod. iPhones and iPads aren’t actually able to capture exposures longer than 1/4th of a second, […]

  • CineStill Df96 Monobath Processes B&W Film with 1 Bath in 3 Minutes
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    CineStill just announced a “holy grail” of film photography: a single-step monobath called Df96 for processing any black-and-white film. The company says it’s the world’s fastest process — one that can develop your film in just 3 minutes, from start to finish. Instead of worrying about the factors of dilution, time, agitation, developer, stop bath, […]

  • Sigma announces five Art lenses now shipping for Sony E-mount
    by on June 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Earlier this year, Sigma announced that they would start releasing Art lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. The first batch of these lenses are now shipping. In total, there are five Sigma Art lenses shipping now for Sony E-mount: The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM. The lenses are optically the same as other lens mount versions. However, the new E-mount versions feature a newly developed control algorithm for driving autofocus... (read more) […]

  • Adobe Lightroom Update Adds Preset and Profile Sync and More
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Adobe has just announced its June 2018 release of Lightroom CC, and one of the big features found in the update is preset and profile synchronization. It allows you to sync between Lightroom on various operating systems and devices (and even the Web). Profiles, custom presets, and third-party presets can all be synced across the […]

  • Yamaha updates its fantastic budget sound bar, the YAS-108 - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on June 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    The YAS-106 was amazing, so we can't wait to hear how this $199 bar sounds. […]

  • This Photographer Got Charged by a Bison in Yellowstone
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Photographer Willis Chung was shooting in Yellowstone when he came across a solitary bison bull in the plains. As he walked parallel to the animal, photographing it from a safe distance (a minimum of 25 yards), the bison began charging at him. Chung, a 56-year-old doctor based in Denver, Colorado, says the bison was returning […]

  • Voigtlander officially releases the 110mm f/2.5 FE macro lens
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Voigtlander finally announced the full specs and pricing of the new 110mm f/2.5 FE macro lens. The lens costs £849.00 in the UK and ¥ 148,000 in Japan. The US price has not been released yet but it should be around $1,100. The lens will start shipping out in August. Image samples can be seen […] The post Voigtlander officially releases the 110mm f/2.5 FE macro lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Lightroom Classic CC update: Adobe adds user-requested features, speed improvements and more
    by on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Lightroom CC isn't the only version of Lightroom receiving attention today, Lightroom Classic CC also has some new quality-of-life updates. Adobe has heard customer feedback, photographers want faster and more stable performance and workflow improvements aimed at professionals. As they continue to work on achieving these goals, they've added some of the most-requested features. First up is better management of profiles and presets. You can now expand and collapse your profiles to be able to quickly scan through them, which should... (read more) […]

  • Adobe’s Project Rush promises to be a major turning point for video editing, introduces true cross-platform parity
    by on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Adobe has announced a new project that some video editors have been waiting years to see. Dubbed "Project Rush," it is a brand new video product that has the power to change everything about editing films. For me, it is a project that is finally a realization of why "cloud" was a necessary shift for Adobe's growth and development. It has certainly been a long wait, but from what I've seen of Project Rush, it's going to be worth it. Before we get into that, it's worth learning something about Adobe's current generation... (read more) […]

  • Adobe Lightroom CC updates: More connected, LR CC continues to improve cloud-based photo editing
    by on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Following last year's release of Lightroom CC, Adobe's cloud-based Lightroom software, the company has been hard at work bringing its feature set closer to the desktop version, Lightroom Classic CC. There are numerous advantages to a cloud-based platform, including syncing images. To help make editing on the go easier than ever before, Adobe has added preset and profile synchronization to Lightroom CC. This allows you to sync your profiles and presets across Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, ChromeOS and the web-based version of... (read more) […]

  • Adobe Creative Cloud updates bring preset and profile syncing to Lightroom CC
    on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A new batch paste option in Lightroom CC allows settings to be quickly synced across multiple images. Adobe has announced a raft of updates across its suite of Creative Cloud apps, including Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. For photographers, Lightroom CC receives the most substantial updates, which include easy synchronization of presets and profiles across all devices. Preset and profile syncing works with Lightroom's inbuilt options, as well as custom and third-party presets and profiles. Presets can now be created in Lightroom CC on mobile devices, too. iOS devices also gain a new chromatic aberration removal tool, and a beta 'long-exposure' mode which combines multiple images and stacks them to simulate the effect of a long shutter speed without the need for a tripod. Lightroom CC for iOS now includes a 'Technology Preview' of a new long exposure photo mode, which simulates the effect of using a long shutter speed by combining several conventionally-captured exposures into […]

  • TP-Link Deco M9 Plus is a smart home-friendly mesh network system - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Throw your other hubs to the curb. You'll be able to center your smart home around TP-Link's Mesh Wi-Fi system. […]

  • Speed Queen TR5 review: Bad performance slows Speed Queen's TR5 washing machine way down - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    You don't want the $1,039 Speed Queen TR5 washer. Really, you don't. […]

  • Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR sample gallery
    on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The dust and moisture-sealed FUJINON GF 45mm F2.8 R WR is a 36mm equivalent fast prime for Fujifilm's GFX 50S. Optical construction comprises 11 elements in eight groups, including one aspherical and two ED elements. But does all of this add up to great image quality? Judge for yourself in our gallery of real-world samples. Learn more about the FUJINON GF 45mm F2.8 R WR […]

  • Adorama Instant Rebates for Sigma, Sony and Canon! Including Exclusive Trade-In Offer on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras!
    by (planetMitch) on June 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Get $200 Instant Rebate on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras! Pro-Cinema Quality In Your Hands – View More Hurry! This Instant Rebate Expires June 30, 2018 Exclusive Trade-In Offer! ... The post Adorama Instant Rebates for Sigma, Sony and Canon! Including Exclusive Trade-In Offer on Canon Cinema and Pro Video Cameras! appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny PackageSony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to KnowNikon and Sony Instant Rebates – Save up to $200 on Nikon Lenses!&nbs […]

  • Samyang announces a new 85mm f/1.4 lens for Canon…and it might come for Sony FE too
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 19, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Samyang announced a new 85mm f/1.4 autofocus lens for the Canon EF system. While it’s not official I think it’s highly likely that Samyang will release this lens for E-mount sometimes later. I think this lens woule be very welcome in the FE range. The current Sigma and Sony 85mm f/1.8 lenses are very big. […] The post Samyang announces a new 85mm f/1.4 lens for Canon…and it might come for Sony FE too appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Magix celebrates 10th birthday with biggest ever performance update
    on June 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Video editing software package Video Pro X has received what is described as its biggest update yet, to mark ten years since Magix Video Pro was launched. Owner Magix says the update focuses on speed and performance, and includes new tools to make editors' lives easier.Magix says that rendering HEVC/H.265 video can now done using the NVIDIA GPU encoder making export much faster than before, while AVX optimization speeds up image processing and improves the accuracy of color correction. The company also says it has introduced easier methods for working with overlapping audio and video clips, and that its effects interface is now more clearly organized. Green screen work is improved, as is the package’s ability to handle and manipulate 360° content, and users can now edit stereo video footage as well.Magix Video Pro X costs £299 / $399 and is available now. For more information visit the Magix website (link below). Visit Press Release: 10 Years of Video Pro […]

  • New firmware update for the Tokina 20mm f/2 FE AF Lens
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 19, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF Lens for at BHphoto and Adorama. Here is the press text: Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens firmware update We here by announce the availability of a firmware update for Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens. Benefits of this firmware update With this firmware update the auto-focus performance […] The post New firmware update for the Tokina 20mm f/2 FE AF Lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Using social media for photographers – top tips
    by Jon Devo on June 19, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secretsSocial media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on June 19, 2018 at 5:30 am

    How To Shoot WITHOUT an SD Card!? – Sony a7III a7RIII a9 HACK! Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,, Unterwegs mit der Alpha 7 III: Eine Frage der Vernunft? (Photoscala). Should You Buy the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 on Sony a6000, Sony a6300, Sony a6500? (That1CameraGuy). […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • How to Deliver a Client Gallery on a Shoestring Budget
    by Mike Smith on June 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Client galleries have become the de facto way of distributing photos post-shoot, whether you are a seasoned pro delivering to a corporate client or helping out at a friend's wedding. Can you do this on a shoestring and is there an efficient workflow? [More... […]

  • Canon teases CMOS sensor nearly 40 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor
    on June 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    In 2010, Canon revealed that it was developing the world's largest CMOS sensor, one measuring about 40 times larger than a full-frame CMOS sensor. The company has now added more details about the project to its website, including a discussion of a real-world application. Whereas a 35mm full-frame sensor measures 36 x 24mm, Canon's massive chip measures about 200 x 200mm. Canon gives a little detail about some of the challenges presented by such a large sensor and how it overcame them, saying in part: Increasing the size of CMOS sensors entails overcoming such problems as distortion and transmission delays for the electrical signals converted from light. To resolve these issues, Canon not only made use of a parallel processing circuit, but also exercised ingenuity with the transfer method itself. Overcoming this problem allowed comparatively fast readout of the sensor's huge pixels, allowing it to capture video at 60fps in conditions as dark as 0.3 lux, which is about as bright as a […]

  • Five ways to simplify your landscape photography and tell a more compelling story
    by on June 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    It's a common phrase not only in photography, but in many facets of life, that you ought to keep things simple. It's good advice but how can you implement it into your landscape photography? Adam Karnacz with First Man Photography has produced a new video highlighting five ways you can simplify and improve your landscapes. As Karnacz says, it's not a matter of removing objects from an image. While simplifying a composition may involve removing something from the frame, it's more about stripping away unnecessary elements of a shot... (read more) […]

  • The current Nikon rebates expire this week
    by [NR] admin on June 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      The Nikon US rebates for June are set to expire this week (6/23): Lens only rebates: Adorama | B&H Free grip offer: Adorama | B&H Full list of all current Nikon rebates: Lens only rebates Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX ($200 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G DX ($100 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G DX VR ($50 off): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Nikon 40mm […] Related posts:The current Nikon rebates with free battery grip offers are expiring this week Current Nikon rebates are set to expire tomorrow The current Nikon lens only rebates are set to expire on July 29t […]

  • DJI’s Shiny New HQ Has a Sky Bridge for Showing Off Drones
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    The Chinese drone juggernaut DJI has outgrown its current headquarters and is now building a giant new complex for its future. The twin towers will also be located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and will feature giant quadruple-height indoor drone flight testing spaces as well as a sky bridge that will be used for showing off new […]

  • DirecTV Now review: Live TV streamer strong on channels and discounts, weak on DVR - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on June 18, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    DirecTV Now falls short of competitors with its beta DVR and poor Roku app, but its pricing and deals sure are tempting. […]

  • How I Wait Years to Get My Photos
    by Albert Dros on June 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Landscape photography takes a lot of patience. When we share shots on the Internet, people often don’t realize how much effort can go into creating some of them. I’m often told, “you’re always at the right place at the right time.” And yes, I am sometimes at the right place at the right time, but […]

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace first drive review: This cat will hunt - Roadshow
    by Tim Stevens on June 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    There's a new player in the luxury EV market from an unlikely source, and it's putting Tesla on notice, reinforcing the idea that electrification and performance go hand in hand. […]

  • Your Camera Already Has the Most Important Feature
    by A.B Watson on June 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    There is something all-newcomer photographers tend to do: they either dream of camera gear or buy a lot of it. When I started in photography I went through the same thing. I thought that I needed all the lenses that my idols used. I believed I needed the highest megapixel camera, with all the video […]

  • Vizio M-Series (2018) review: An excellent picture you can afford, but competition is tough - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on June 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Vizio and TCL are going head-to-head to deliver the best picture quality for the money. Which one wins? […]

  • The Story Behind that Viral Photo of a Toddler Crying at the Border
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    One of the most viral and talked about photos this week is of a 2-year-old daughter looking up and crying at her mother at the US-Mexico border. The Honduran mother and child were being taken into custody by federal agents when they were photographed by Getty Images photographer John Moore, who shares the story behind […]

  • “Pro performance, priced right:” Rokinon announces full-frame AF 85mm f/1.4 portrait prime for Canon EF
    by on June 18, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Following last week's announcement of the AF 24mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E, Rokinon has announced a new full-frame portrait prime for Canon EF mount, the AF 85mm f/1.4. The lens is designed to be vivid, sharp and bright while delivering optical quality well-suited for Canon's latest advanced full-frame digital cameras. The lens features multiple advanced lens technologies, including a Hybrid Aspherical Element, which help it retain a lightweight, compact form factor. The prime is less than three inches long (72 millimeters) and... (read more) […]

  • Samyang Unveils an 85mm f/1.4 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Samyang has just announced its new Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 full frame autofocus lens for Canon EF-mount cameras. The announcement comes just one week after the company unveiled its new 24mm f/2.8 lens. The lens is the equivalent of a 136mm when mounted on a Canon crop sensor APS-C camera. Thanks to its internal design and […]

  • Amateur Vs. Pro Architecture Photographer Shoot the 'Dome House'
    by Lee Morris on June 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Last week Mike Kelley and I competed to see who could create the best images of the iconic dome house in Charleston. We released the images and allowed all of you to vote to determine who won. Today, the results are in.  [More... […]

  • Unconditional Love: Portraits of People and Pets in a Seattle Homeless Camp
    by Louis Amore on June 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    In October 2017, I visited a good friend in Seattle, Washington, who runs an international animal rescue organization. Animals can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Unfortunately, I also saw and learned how much animals suffer abuse around the world. During my visit, I saw that many homeless people kept animals with them, and […]

  • Samyang releases 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Exactly one week after dropping its 24mm F2.8 AF lens for full-frame Sony cameras, Samyang is back at it again. Today, Samyang announced the release of a new 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs. The telephoto prime is yet another addition in Samyang's growing portfolio of autofocus lenses. This lens in particular uses an upgraded dual-motor system to deliver faster, more accurate autofocus performance, according to Samyang. The minimum focusing distance is 90cm/35.43in, roughly 5cm more than Canon's 85mm F1.4 IS USM lens, which has a minimum focusing distance of 85cm/33.46in. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens weighs 485g/1.07lbs and measures in at 72mm long without the lens hood or rear cap. It's constructed of nine optical elements in seven groups, including hybrid aspherical elements and an "ultra multi coating" designed to eliminate flares and ghosting. Samyang has also included weather-sealing, which should make it a little more robust in tough environments. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 […]

  • Rokinon announces “Big Mini” autofocus 24mm f/2.8 full-frame prime for Sony E-mount
    by on June 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Last week, Rokinon -- maker of lenses which aim to offer pro performance at a good value -- announced the AF 24mm f/2.8 full frame lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Dubbed "The Big Mini," the 24mm (36mm on Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras such as the A6500) prime is quite compact, weighing only 3.3 ounces (93 grams). The lens is 1.46 inches (37 millimeters) long. The lens has been designed around three primary features: optical quality, portability and silent autofocus. The first two have been helped by advanced manufacturing... (read more) […]

  • HTC U12 Plus review: This squeezable phone is too gutsy for its own good - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on June 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    HTC's squeezable phone pushes boundaries, but lacks finesse. […]

  • Kickstarter: Pixl-latr aims to simplify film digitization
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The Pixl-latr flattens film on a diffused surface so that it can easily be photographed with a conventional digital camera. The analog revival continues unabated, and a new product - the Pixl-latr - could provide a long-awaited easy solution to the challenge of converting film to pixels. Just launched on Kickstarter, at its core the Pixl-later is a diffusing plate which comes with a series of pins and frames that can flatten 35mm, 120 film (up to 6x12) and even 5x4 sheet film to be photographed with a digital camera - it even comes with a small stand to prop your negative up. 120 film being loaded into the Pixl-latr. The idea for the Pixl-latr came to creator Hamish Gill (of 35mmc fame) when he realized the lack of affordable 5x4 film scanning solutions. He decided to create something that could easily flatten his film to be photographed, rather than scanned. Anyone who's tried to photograph negatives knows what a pain getting them flat can be - the Pixl-latr seeks to solve this very […]

  • Google reveals how to simulate shallow DOF from a single mobile camera
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Google has published an 18-page study fully detailing the synthetic depth-of-field technology that makes its single-camera Portrait Mode possible. Google introduced its evolved Portrait Mode feature on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, though neither smartphone model has the dual-camera hardware typically required to produce this effect. The in-depth paper shows a degree of openness unusual for the smartphone and camera industries. Smartphones with a single camera produce images where everything is generally in focus. Dual-camera phones paired with a stereo algorithm get around this limitation by matching points in images from both cameras to determine depth within the captured scene. Having acquired that depth data, some pixels can be selectively blurred to produce the shallow DOF effect, Google explained in a blog post last year. Achieving this same effect using only a single camera is difficult. Some mobile camera apps attempt to simulate a shallow DOF by separating an image's pixels […]

  • This is What Canon’s Largest CMOS Sensor Looks Like Next to a DSLR
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Think medium format CMOS sensors are big? Check out what Canon’s largest sensor looks like when placed next to a DSLR camera (an EOS Rebel T3i/600D). The picture above is to scale. Canon first unveiled its humongous, ultra-sensitive, ultra-resolution CMOS sensor back in August 2010, saying that it would open new doors in various academic […]

  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount Review
    on June 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount is a very fast telephoto prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Sony features 14 optical elements in 12 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocusing. Priced at £1099 / $1199, read our Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount review to find out if it's the ultimate 85mm lens for Sony shooters... […]

  • Update on the registered Nikon N1718 camera
    by [NR] admin on June 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Nokishita reports that one of the registered five new Nikon cameras (N1718) will only have Bluetooth and no built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. The radio parts in the new model will be the same as in the current D3400 DSLR camera. The N1718 camera will be made by made Altek - this is an indication that the N1718 […] Related posts:New Nikon camera N1718 registered online New Nikon N1711 camera registered with the Indonesian communications agency Postel New Nikon camera registered in Indonesia […]

  • Nissin’s New MG10 Flash Comes with a Versatile Hand Grip
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 18, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Nissin has just announced the MG10, a new versatile 2.4GHz wireless TTL flash that comes with a hand grip you can mount to it. The flash is part of the company’s Nissin Air System (NAS) and is designed for on-camera and off-camera, studio and outdoor. “Designed as a multi-purpose flash, the Nissin MG10 can take […]

  • Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Samyang has officially announced the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF, their second autofocus lens for Canon’s EF mount. This new 85mm offering for Canon’s EF mount offers a very compact size at only 72mm in length (without hood) and weighing in a rather light 485g. By comparison, Canon’s EF 85mm f/1.4L IS weighs in at 950g Read more... […]

  • Canon and Nikon pro mirrorless wishlist
    by Gordon Laing on June 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Canon and Nikon may have concentrated on entry to mid-level mirrorless cameras so far, but both companies are expected to launch high-end models by the end of the year. In a special edition of the cameralabs video podcast, Gordon and Doug discuss their wishlist with contributions by six special guests!… The post Canon and Nikon pro mirrorless wishlist appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor
    by Canon Rumors on June 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Canon has posted an article about what they claim is “The World’s Largest Ultrahigh-Sensitivity CMOS Image Sensor”. You can see by the image above that the sensor dwarfs the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D). This large image sensor was announced back in 2010. As noted by Canon News, this sensor has no real impact on Read more... […]

  • Ep. 286: A Risk Photographers May Not Want to Take – and more
    by <a href="">Sharky James</a> on June 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

     Episode 286 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Tenba Australia and Spider Holster Ambassador, Hanna Saba In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. […]

  • Sony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to Know
    by (planetMitch) on June 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Good friend Hugh Brownstone lays it all out about the Sony RX100 VI. You can always trust Hugh to give you the real skinny. As I've worked with him over the ... The post Sony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to Know appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny PackageNikon and Sony Instant Rebates – Save up to $200 on Nikon Lenses!Sony a7R III Announced – Promising Faster Bursts, Better Focusing and Longer Battery Life&nbs […]

  • Rugged compact, GoPro, or smartphone: Which should I take on vacation?
    on June 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    My family hikes, we camp, we fish, we snowboard. As a photographer, that leaves me with some choices to make if I want to take pictures or video of our adventures. Vacations, particularly outdoor, active ones, can provide some of the most vivid family memories, but can also be some of the most difficult to photograph. Several different types of device try to fit the bill but which is best for you? Your mirrorless camera may be pretty compact to travel with, but can it film your kid’s first trip down a waterslide? Your DSLR may claim to be weather sealed but are you willing to risk pulling your $3000 camera+lens combo out to take a ski chairlift photo? Even if you are willing to trust it, are you willing to carry that kit with you all day? In 2018, there’s no reason to let that keep you from being able to record those moments in your life. There are more options than ever for water, shockproof / freezeproof cameras that can survive life’s more demanding adventures. […]

  • Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon, Befree Live Carbon and Befree GT Traveller Tripods
    on June 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Manfrotto is launching three brand new models in its traveller tripod range to satisfy the most demanding outdoor photographers. The flagship Befree GT travel tripod meets the highest expectations of professional photographers who want maximum performance even when they are travelling. The new Befree Advanced range is available from £119.95. […]

  • Nikon UK Summer Cashback - Save up to £275/€300
    on June 18, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018. […]

  • Leica C-Lux Digital Compact Camera
    on June 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The new Leica C-Lux is a rebranded version of the Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200 compact camera. The versatile Leica C-Lux features a 15x zoom, a convenient touchscreen and exceptional design. The Leica C-Lux will be available in Light Gold and Midnight Blue colours, beginning mid-July 2018 for £875 / $1,050. […]

  • Leica M10 “Edition Zagato” Special Edition
    on June 18, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica M10 “Edition Zagato”, a timelessly beautiful special edition set that combines the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Limited to 250 sets worldwide, the special edition set will retail for £18,000 / $21,600. […]

  • Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF sample image gallery
    by Michael Topham on June 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    We've got hands on with Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF - a new, fast aperture, short telephoto, autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers. View a gallery of shots, including links to full-size images belowCanon EOS 5DS R 1/6400 sec f/4 ISO 1600. Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EFView full size images taken with the Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF […]

  • Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon DSLRs
    on June 18, 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99. […]

  • Samyang unveils 85mm Canon mount portrait lens
    by Amy Davies on June 18, 2018 at 7:59 am

    The 85mm f/1.4 EF is a new short telephoto autofocus lens for Canon DSLR photographers from budget optics manufacturer, Samyang. Weighing in at just 485g, and measuring 72mm long (without the lens hood and rear cap), the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 …Continue reading » […]

  • The Voigtlander 58 f/1.4 II Lens Experience Review. A BEAUTY for your Leica SL or Sony.
    by Steve Huff on June 17, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    The Voigtlander 58 f/1.4 II Lens Experience. A BEAUTY for your Leica SL or Sony. By Steve Huff Click on any of the images in this report to see them larger, and better! Video below… [... […]

  • When Companies Get Positive About Photography on Social Media
    by Wasim Ahmad on June 17, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    A short while ago, I wrote about a kerfluffle with White Castle’s social media team about a photo I took of their Impossible Slider. At issue was the way White Castle (and other large companies) treated people who asked for some form of compensation for their photos to be used on the company’s social pages. [More... […]

  • Recreating 1930s Photography on a Television Set [NSFW]
    by Stephen Kampff on June 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Ron Jaffe is the stills photographer for a multitude of popular television shows, and occasionally, he’s asked to recreate images that could have been taken decades ago. I asked him what process he goes through to take us back to pre-war USA. [More... […]

  • Reasons You Aren't Landing Photography Gigs: Part Two
    by Scott Mason on June 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Last week’s article introduced my take on the reasons photographers and videographers lose prospective clients. I focused on two common pricing errors plus the importance of a human connection, and this week, I’m examining three other important reasons. [More... […]

  • Can you game your way to better abs? - CNET
    by David Carnoy on June 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    We go abs-on with the Stealth Core Trainer, which combines a planking apparatus with a smartphone app to motivate you through the pain. […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #475
    by [NR] admin on June 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    → Zeiss has new lens discounts in the US (direct link to all discounted Zeiss F-mount lenses) and in the UK (only two Zeiss F-mount lenses discounted). → Rare Nikon I rangefinder camera from 1948 for sale on eBay for $27,445. → The latest new products also relevant for Nikon shooters: Instant Magny 35 Instant Back for SLR […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #447 Weekly Nikon news flash #471 Weekly Nikon news flash #466 […]

  • The Photographer's Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before That Big Shoot
    by Paul Adshead on June 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Having a good routine leading up to an important shoot can be the difference between success and failure. Make sure you do these 12 things well before you pick the camera up and press the shutter button. [More... […]

  • Look inside the factory where Kodak Ektachrome is (re)born
    on June 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kodak has restarted production of one of its most famous film emulsions - Ektachrome. Popular Science editor Stan Horaczek recently go to take a look inside. Launched in 1946 and discontinued in 2012, Ektachrome owes its rebirth to a relatively recent resurgence of interest in film. Easier to develop than its more famous cousin Kodachrome, Ektachrome should be back in the hands of today's film photographers before the end of this year. You can scroll through the images above to take a brief look into Kodak's factory in Rochester New York, and for more information, we recommend reading the full article, linked below. 'Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life' ( […]

  • DPReview TV: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD hands-on field test
    on June 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is an affordable F2.8 standard zoom for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. It's one of the first third-party zooms designed to take full advantage of the short Sony mount, resulting in a small, light carry-everywhere lens. What are the trade-offs, compared with the alternatives? Chris and Jordan take a closer look... Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Subscribe to our YouTube chann […]

  • Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro review
    on June 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra-Macro review […]

  • Print Your Photography: Part Two
    by Evan Kane on June 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Welcome to the second official entry in my exploration of fine art printing, paper, and why we're meant for more than cell phone screens. In this entry, we're looking at a paper that absolutely blew my mind from the very first test print I ran. [More... […]

  • Stop Trying to Impress Photographers
    by Scott Choucino on June 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I have been doing photography for about 10 years. In that time I have moved from hobbiest film shooter to professional commercial photographer. This is what helped me make the leap. [More... […]

  • Three Ideas for Creating Different Landscape and Nature Photographs
    by Tim Behuniak on June 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Is it just me or do the same type of images keep appearing over and over again on screens and in print? Maybe it's the magazines I read or the people I follow, but I feel like I'm repeatedly seeing (and creating) the same type of landscape photographs. Here's how I'm trying to get out of the rut.  [More... […]

  • How to Stay Creative and Curate Your Instagram to Gain Followers
    by Alex Armitage on June 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Anyone that has researched the best practices for gaining followers on Instagram knows that your feed and profile should follow a similar style. I absolutely hated this recommendation and came up with an alternative so I don’t feel so constricted creatively while still maintaining a curated profile. [More... […]

  • For Father’s Day, Here is Your Photography Mission
    by Michael Comeau on June 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I picked up a camera in 2008, and I laid my mother to rest in 2010. Guess what I never got around to? That’s right: I never created a real portrait of her before we said goodbye. Back then, I knew I wanted to be a portrait photographer. I was starved for subjects. And after […]

  • The Blind Photographer Who Uses His Camera to See the World
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Apple just launched a new ad campaign called “Behind the Mac,” featuring stories of how people are using the company’s gadgets and technology in special ways. One of the creatives featured is photographer Bruce Hall, who’s legally blind. You can watch his feature in this 1-minute ad. Because of his visual impairment, Hall ordinarily sees […]

  • Drone buying guide updated with a new top pick
    on June 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    We've updated our Best Drones buying guide and there's a new winner (hint: it's made by DJI). Find out which model was our favorite and learn more about all of your choices in our updated guide. Read Best Drones buying guide View all Buying Guides […]

  • Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made
    on June 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It can be interesting, for the more tech-inclined photographer, to speculate about where camera makers are getting their sensors from. However, to be truly certain, you'd need to tear the camera apart and see what's printed around the edge of the chip. ChipMod - a camera modification company - has done just that, and has posted its findings on the AstroCN forum, showing that the D850's sensor has a Sony product code stamped on the back of it. This will come as no surprise to anyone who's been curious about the issue: DPReview forum user Bobn2 (a computer science professor whose areas of expertise include imaging) pointed out immediately that all the published images of the chip showed a wiring pattern consistent with previous Sony designs. The sensor's performance then revealed it to have a dual-gain design that's been a feature of recent Sony chips (something we believe was licensed from Aptina, making Sony one of the only companies able to offer it). Nikon's D850 is one of the most […]

  • Learning landscape photography: Thomas Heaton’s great guide to planning & shooting landscapes
    by on June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Photographer Thomas Heaton has a new video covering a wide range of tips and tricks for capturing better landscape photos. Let's get right into it with the first topic, the weather. You've really got to check weather forecasts in advance. While they're not perfect and surely not always accurate, they arm you with information and that's a very powerful tool to have at your disposal. Knowing what the conditions might be like allows you to pack the right gear and plan ahead for the right kinds of shots. If you want to give yourself... (read more) […]

  • New Nikon summer cashback in the UK (and the rest of Europe)
    by [NR] admin on June 16, 2018 at 4:28 am

    After the last price increase, Nikon UK is now running a new summer cashback program (see details at WEX, Jessops, and Park Cameras). The cashback program is also available in several other European countries (Germany for example) - check your local Nikon website for more details. The current Nikon US rebates can be found here. More photography deals can be found here (also […] Related posts:The Nikon USA lens only rebates and UK summer cashback are set to expire this week Up to £180 cashback when you buy a Nikon D4/D800/D800E and a FX lens in the UK New 2015 Nikon winter cashback program in the UK […]

  • Firmware Friday: New features for Fuji H1 and T2; Improvements for Sigma lenses and strobes too
    by on June 16, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Our Firmware Friday roundup returns bringing news this week from three companies: Fujifilm, Nikon and Sigma. There are a fair few cameras in the mix, including both the Fuji X-H1 and T2, several of Nikon's Coolpix A-series cameras and the W300, plus three Nikon DSLRs. (That's the D610, D810 and Df, if you were wondering.) And courtesy of Sigma, there are also numerous lenses, a couple of mount converters and even a flash strobe in the mix this week. Let's get right down to what's new! Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 A fair few of the... (read more) […]

  • Four More Unreleased Canon Lenses Have Shown Up for Certification
    by Canon Rumors on June 15, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    We reported a few days ago that Canon may be announcing two “professional” lenses ahead of Photokina, along with the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 and a new “kit” lens. Nokishita has uncovered 4 unreleased Canon lenses that have been found at a Russian certification agency. The four unreleased lenses have the following SKU’s: 3045C005AA 2959C005AA 2963C005AA Read more... […]

  • The $21,000 Leica M10. The new “Edition Zagato”. Car, Home or Camera?
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    The $21,000 Leica M10.. The new “Edition Zagato”. Car, Home or Camera? So Leica has announced not a new full frame camera between the M and SL, but rather a $1050 Compact C-Lux camera and [... […]

  • Seven Reasons Why the Sony a7 III Is the Best Wedding Photography Camera You Can Buy
    by Jason Vinson on June 15, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Wedding photography is one of those genres where you need a great all around camera. Here are seven reason why the Sony a7 III is the current wedding photography champion. [More... […]

  • Best Portrait Camera and Lens under $1000
    by on June 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Do you need a great portrait rig for an important event, but don't want to spend the big bucks? We have you covered in our Best Portrait and Lens combinations under $1000! Let's face it: Smartphones are great as your quick and easy "go-to" camera, but they just can't get the job done for serious portraits. Some smartphones have special "portrait modes" but they aren't perfect and still do not produce the kind of professional flair and pop achievable with a solid camera and portrait lens. However, most of us don't want to have to... (read more) […]

  • Leica announces premium C-Lux compact camera, essentially a luxury Panasonic ZS200
    by on June 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Leica has announced the new C-Lux premium compact travel zoom camera. The C-Lux is essentially a Panasonic ZS200 camera, utilizing the same 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and built-in 15x zoom lens, which offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-360mm. The camera has a built-in 0.21-inch 2.33-million dot electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch touchscreen and a stylish design. The C-Lux differs from the ZS200 in a few ways. The C-Lux has a leather that spans the entire front of the camera, for example, and opts for a different style... (read more) […]

  • I have some Lenses for Sale! Voigtlander 40 1.2 E mount, and more!
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I have some Lenses and a case for Sale! Time to whittle down my collection of lenses as I have no room to store everything, and need to make way for my newest acquisitions… SOLD [... […]

  • This Leica M10 ‘Zagato’ Features Metal Grooves Instead of Leather
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on June 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Leica has just announced a new ultra-limited edition Leica M10 rangefinder created in collaboration with the Italian luxury car company Zagato. Instead of being covered with leather trim to provide grip, the Leica M10 “Edition Zagato” is covered instead with fine grooves in the metal body. “Founded a century ago, Zagato has been the creator […]

  • Culling: Photography’s Most Overlooked Skill
    by Levi Keplar on June 15, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Do you ever wonder how many photos you should deliver from a session? Here is why I believe that you are giving too many. [More... […]

  • The Ultimate Sony & Zeiss ZM Street and Travel Photography Kit by Marc Weisberg
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Ultimate Sony & Zeiss ZM Street and Travel Photography Kit by Marc Weisberg – Much more at his website HERE! I’ve always wanted to own a Leica set up. I love the fact that [... […]

  • The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III: An Eight-Year-Old Lens With New Paint?
    by JT Blenker on June 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Canon has announced their new top-tier 70-200mm telephoto lenses. The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III and the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II are finally here with their predecessors receiving updates eight and twelve years apart, respectively, but is the new flagship 70-200mm f/2.8 just a paint job? [More... […]

  • Leica introduces limited edition Zagato M10 – and two watches
    on June 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Leica has announced a 250-piece limited edition M10 kit, designed by custom luxury car manufacturer Zagato. The M10 ‘Edition Zagato’ will come with a special Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 lens that will feature a new integrated lens hood, and the body will feature a new design to incorporate a handgrip on the right side. Technically the same as the production M10 bodies, the Zagato edition will use aluminum for its top deck, base plate, body shell and the control dials and knobs, as this is the material Zagato uses for its cars. The new body shell will make the camera 70g lighter than a stock M10, according to the company. A series of ribbed grooves will replace the usual leather around the body and the new handgrip will make the body easier to hold. The Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’ will retail for £18,000 from selected Leica stores. At the same time Leica has introduced a pair of mechanical watches made in a new part of the company’s factory in Wetzlar. […]

  • Leica launches 15x zoom C-Lux compact with 20MP 1" sensor
    on June 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Leica Camera has announced a new compact camera that features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 zoom lens and a 20MP 1” BSI-CMOS sensor. Essentially a re-badged Panasonic Lumix ZS/TZ200, the Leica C-Lux will save Raw and JPEG files, will offer 4K video and has a viewfinder with a 2.33 million-dot resolution. Video users will be able to extract 8MP JPEGs from the camera’s 4K video feature, which will have a fastest frame rate 30 fps and a best bit-rate of 100Mbps. Focus and the shutter can be activated via the 3" touch-screen and the camera will have a Wi-Fi function to allow images to be sent to a smartphone or the camera to be controlled remotely. Using a combination of electronic and mechanical shutter mechanisms a maximum exposure time of 120 seconds can be achieved via the camera’s T setting, and a longest timed shutter opening of 60 seconds will be available via mechanical operation. The electronic shutter will run from 1 second to 1/16,000 sec. The Leica C-Lux will go on […]

  • DEALS on Zeiss Lenses, all Mounts! Save Hundreds..
    by Steve Huff on June 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    DEALS on Zeiss Lenses, all Mounts! Save Hundreds.. There is a Zeiss sale going on with instant savings from $100-$400 off of some really fantastic glass. CLICK HERE to see the deals. They are offering [... […]

  • Xiaomi launches affordable Mijia smartphone gimbal
    on June 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Modern high-end smartphones can shoot impressively smooth and stable video at 4K resolution, thanks to intelligent combinations of electronic (EIS) and optical (OIS) image stabilization. However, for a real steady-cam effect, you'll need a gimbal. Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has launched an affordable smartphone gimbal option under its Mijia sub-brand which already offers a gimbal designed for action cameras. The new model can accommodate phones with a width of up to 86mm and a weight of up to 200 grams which easily covers even larger devices such as the Huawei P20 Pro or Google Pixel 2 XL. The Mijia provides 3-axis stabilization and comes with a dedicated app offering 360-degree auto-tracking and a function for creating time-lapses The gimbal is capable of supplying power to the phone via its built-in 5000 mAh battery, allowing for extended shooting sessions. If not used for charging the phone, the battery should last up to 16 hours. The gimbal itself weighs 476 grams and comes with […]

  • Video: How to take your photos to the next level with sub-framing
    on June 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    At some point in your photography career, you've probably come across the phrase 'frame within a frame.' While it might sound like nonsense, what it's referring to is a composition technique referred to as sub-framing. In his most recent video, YouTuber George Tomlin breaks down the concept of sub-framing and explains how it can be used to bring an otherwise unlikely scene to life. As he explains in the seven-minute video, sub-framing is the practice of shooting through objects to frame a subject within the frame of the image—thus the term 'frame within a frame.' Rather than simply explaining how it works, Tomlin uses a 3D rendering to show how a particular scene in a made-up cityscape can yield multiple sub-framing opportunities. In one of the four examples he shares, he shows how shooting through the windows of a vehicle can not only make the image more interesting from a composition standpoint, but also give a bit more context to the scene. After he gets through the examples […]

  • Behind the scenes with Jessica Kobeissi: Natural light portraiture with a Canon 5D Mark III
    by on June 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    While you can get amazing and natural-looking results using artificial lights outdoors, sometimes it's best to keep it simple and shoot just with natural light. That's exactly what Jessica Kobeissi does it in her latest video with model Sonya Esman. It's a fun shoot in Los Angeles in which Jessica uses a Canon 5D Mark III with her trusty 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. If you'd like to see more from Jessica Kobeissi, you can head over to her YouTube channel and follow her on Instagram. (Via Jessica Kobeissi)... (read more) […]

  • Behind the scenes of Drew Gardner's gigapixel shot of British royal family
    on June 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Drew's 2.3 gigapixel image is made up of more than 100 50MP files, shot with the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Click the thumbnail to launch the interactive image at Photographer Drew Gardner has been a photographer for more than 30 years, and since 1999 he's worked mostly in the commercial world. Following a recent move into 360-degree imaging, he accepted a commission from British newspaper The Telegraph to shoot a gigapixel image of the queen's birthday parade. Earlier this week we spoke to Drew to learn more about how the project came together. Following a career working in local and national press, I decided to move away from newspapers and into commercial and advertising photography, in 1999. These days I shoot extensively for magazines around the world, so the commission has to be something really special to entice me to work with newspapers again. When I was asked to shoot a gigapixel photo for the Daily Telegraph, it was a trip down memory lane for me in many ways, […]

  • Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies
    by (planetMitch) on June 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Are video capabilities going to be a much bigger segment of the DSLRs coming from Canon? Holy cow don't we all hope so? That would be huge. When I've talked ... The post Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesNew Arrival! Canon EF 70-200mm Lenses Now Availble for Pre-OrderNew Canon Rebates! Save up to $300 on Select Canon Lenses!Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package&nbs […]

  • Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Coming Soon
    by Canon Rumors on June 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    It looks like we’re going to be getting another autofocus 85mm option, this time it will come from Samyang who will be announcing an AF 85mm f/1.4 very soon. This joins the Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 in the company’s new autofocus line of lenses for Canon’s EF mount. […]

  • Prime portraits: best lenses for portraits
    by Andy Westlake on June 15, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider for shooting excellent people pictures.Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider, for shooting excellent people pictures […]

  • Schneider-Kreuznach True-Net Filters and True-Streak Rainbow and Gold Filters
    on June 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Schneider-Kreuznach has just introduced two new filter ranges – the True-Net Filter, True-Streak Rainbow and True-Streak Gold filters. The True Net range is a much sought after diffusion filter. The True-Streak Rainbow filters creates a beautiful effect reminiscent of the multi-colour flares on uncoated lenses. […]

  • Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review
    on June 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The Lensbaby Velvet 85 is a classic portrait lens with a twist - it's an art lens for APS-C and Full Frame cameras that creates soft and velvety effects with buttery smooth bokeh. Does it deserve a place in your camera bag? Find out by reading our in-depth Lensbaby Velvet 85 review, complete with full-size sample images. […]

  • 2018 BMW 740e xDrive review: Large luxury plugs in for improved economy - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on June 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

    BMW's flagship luxury sedan goes green with an iPerformance plug-in hybrid powertrain. […]

  • New reports indicate that the Nikon D850 sensor (IMX309AQJ) is made by Sony
    by [NR] admin on June 15, 2018 at 4:09 am

    ChipMod took a Nikon D850 camera apart and came to the conclusion that the sensor inside is made by Sony (Google translation): In an email, ChipMod informed me that they analyzed the sensor and the bonding pattern together with other characteristics are typical for the way Sony manufactures sensors. They also shared with me that Nikon has […] Related posts:First indication that the Nikon D850 sensor could be made by TowerJazz Nikon D7000 has a Sony sensor (confirmed) Nikon D850 DSLR camera teardown update: the 45.7MP CMOS BSI sensor […]

  • Business of Photography: Eight Tips I Wish I Had Known Earlier [Part One]
    by Robert K Baggs on June 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    I doubt any photographers became professional because they were excited to run the business, but run it they will. Unfortunately, the importance of savvy business practices is much closer to photographic talent that most like to admit, so take a break from honing your portraiture, and hone your abilities as a small business owner. [More... […]

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: Sony's tiny powerhouse is the best small phone around - CNET
    by Andrew Hoyle on June 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    It's also the only small phone around. […]

  • This noise reduction technique will reduce noise without sacrificing sharpness
    by on June 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    When you need to shoot at higher ISOs, the tradeoff is that you often have an image with a lot of visual noise. This can simply reduce fine details, but it can also introduce false colors into your shots. In any case, it's unsightly and there are many ways you can reduce noise during post-processing. In a new video tutorial, Mads Peter Iversen shows off a specific technique for reducing noise. The technique involves shooting multiple images and then stacking them in Photoshop. This method is great because it allows you to reduce... (read more) […]

  • Are These The Next Canon Cameras To Be Announced? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on June 14, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    We were sent the following information about what may be the next Canon cameras to be announced. I don’t think these will be the big announcements for Photokina. We’re all hoping for a big splash from Canon fpr the marquee photographic trade show. EC801 – Canon Powershot SX740 40x Zoom travel compact 1/2.3 Sensor Touchscreen Read more... […]

  • Video: Diving into the demise of Kodak
    on June 14, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    The story isn't new to anyone in the world of photography. Kodak, once the undeniable leader of the industry, has since been turned into a sad shell of its former self. What isn't so clear is how exactly Kodak went from photo giant to a name that can be licensed and slapped on seemingly anything and everything if enough money is thrown its way. As part of its Company Declines series, YouTube channel Company Man has shared a biography of sorts detailing the demise of Kodak. Throughout the 12-minute video, the narrator provides a brief history lesson of Kodak and its beginnings before diving into what we now know as the decline that ultimately led to bankruptcy in January 2012. As the video notes, Kodak's downfall can't simply be attributed to its efforts to eschew digital photography, as seems to be the consensus in most circles. Instead it was a matter of Kodak not putting enough emphasis on digital camera technology when the time came around, the narrator argues. Ultimately, there […]

  • Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2 is a speedier premium pen-enabled 2-in-1 for $500 - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on June 14, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    If you're looking for a better Chromebook experience, this is it. […]

  • Mike Kelley Vs. Lee Morris: Whose Images Are Best?
    by Lee Morris on June 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I recently challenged Mike Kelley to a photography competition. We both had two and a half hours to photograph the iconic "Dome House" in Charleston, South Carolina. Today, you will get to vote on your favorite photographs and choose a winner. [More... […]

  • Patent: More Stacked Sensor Development from Canon
    by Canon Rumors on June 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Canon continues to put R&D into stacked sensors. This latest patent for the technology is quite detailed in its delivery. According to Canon News: This patent application is for suppressing the dark current and/or leakage current by using diffusion preventing films surrounding the bonding areas. This is a very highly detailed patent application, going into Read more... […]

  • Here's What You Can Do to Make Your Website Rank Better on Google
    by Danette Chappell on June 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    When you jump into doing photography professionally as a business, you quickly learn that your website’s search engine results are an essential part of making your business successful. Here’s how to improve your visibility on Google. [More... […]

  • Neewer launches $120 35mm F1.2 APS-C lens for Fuji X and Sony E mount
    on June 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Neewer, a photo gear brand out of China, has launched a new budget APS-C lens for Fuji X and Sony E mounts. The Neewer 35mm F1.2 mirrorless lens features a copper core and aluminum body, 6 elements in 5 groups, F1.2 to F16 aperture, 9 diaphragm blades, manual focus, and 150g / 5oz weight. A multi-layer coating applied to the lens reduces ghosting and flares while increasing light transmission, according to Neewer. The Fuji X mount lens offering has appeared on Amazon as a new release with a $119.99 price tag, but is currently listed as unavailable. The Sony E mount variant doesn't appear to be listed yet. Via: PhotoRumors […]

  • The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the best iPhone X-like Android phone yet - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on June 14, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    The new Android phone has a Face ID-like feature and gesture controls. Sound familiar? You betcha. […]

  • Wunder360 Unveils New 360° camera
    on June 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Wunder360 is a new 360° camera with an all new view pilot, point-to-frame feature for effortless editing, sharing and storage. Pocket sized and light weighing only 95g the first of its kind, the surprisingly affordable Wunder360 has a whole host of features to enable effortless photographs and cinematic videos. […]

  • Aurora Aperture doubles up on its new PowerXND Mark II VND filters
    on June 14, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Back in 2016, Aurora Aperture took its first foray into the photography filter world with the launch of its PowerXND 2000 variable neutral density (ND) filter. Now, it's back at it again on Kickstarter with the launch of a pair of updated PowerXND Mark II filters. Unlike its first filter, the PowerXND Mark II comes in two varieties: the PowerXND-II 128, which covers one to seven stops of light, and the PowerXND-II 2000, which covers from five to eleven stops of light. By splitting the coverage into two filters, you now have the entire range from one stop of light reduction, all the way up to eleven stops, with a bit of overlap in-between. Profiles of the new (left) and original (right) filters. At the request of users, Aurora Aperture has added more aggressive knurling to the rings, direct reading scales and hard stops to its PowerXND Mark II filters, both of which should help dial in the proper exposure every time. Despite the changes in design, the PowerXND Mark II filters still […]

  • Why you need a wideangle prime lens for landscapes and travel
    by ZEISS on June 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Top travel and landscape photographer Ed Norton explains how switching from zooms to primes fundamentally changed his photography, and offers a few tips for aspiring travel prosBack when Ed Norton was a keen amateur travel photographer he would carry a Lonely Planet guidebook with him. He …Continue reading » […]

  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: iPhone X power in a friendly, familiar (and cheaper) package - CNET
    by Scott Stein on June 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    It's just as fast as the iPhone X, has a longer battery life, and, well, it still has the home button. The iPhone 8 Plus is still a great pick for anyone not ready for Face ID, but expect an update in the next few months. […]

  • Basic lighting: How does the position of your light change the overall look of a portrait?
    by on June 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    You already know that the position of the light source in your photos can dramatically change the overall appearance of your shots. However, nothing beats a real-world illustration. If you want to see this principle in action with some very helpful examples, the latest video from Adorama's series, Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace will surely fit the bill. The video below is third in a four-part series focused on the basic principles of lighting. If you'd like to see the first two, click here. Mark Wallace is focused on... (read more) […]

  • Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash
    by (David O) on June 14, 2018 at 9:37 am

    The first accessory flash with an Auto Intelligent (AI) bounce function that takes the guess work out of choosing the right lighting angle. […]

  • ​MIOPS Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Capsule360 Motion Box
    on June 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Capsule360 is a new app-controlled motion box that brings advanced video features such as smart-subject tracking and learned-action movement, as well as astrophotography and motion time-lapse modes, to all. […]

  • Tenba launches new budget bag range
    by Amy Davies on June 14, 2018 at 9:05 am

    The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35.The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35. […]

  • 2018 Audi A5 Sportback review: The best of all worlds - Roadshow
    by Antuan Goodwin on June 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The high-tech Audi A5 Sportback blends the slick roofline of a coupe, the spaciousness of a sedan and the functionality of a hatchback into one handsome package. […]

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
    on June 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The release date and recommended retail price will be provided at a later date.&nbs […]

  • Apple Watch Series 3 review: Still the best smartwatch, but the Fitbit Versa is a close second - CNET
    by Scott Stein on June 14, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Apple Watch Series 3 offers built-in cellular for data and even phone calls. It works remarkably well, but not without a cost -- in battery life and money. […]

  • Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit
    on June 14, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go. The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is available now for £1199.99(inc)/ $1399.99/1189.99 Euro. […]

  • Second Annual Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Smartphone Photography Awards
    on June 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI today opened entries for its second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).&nbs […]

  • New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 Cameras
    on June 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Fujifilm have announced the availability of new firmware for the X-H1 (v1.10) and X-T2 (v4.10) cameras.Full details available here: […]

  • Moshi Launches New Photography Accessory Range
    on June 14, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Moshi, a premium accessory and peripherals company, has just launched launch its complete accessory range for photographers. The range includes the Arcus Backpack, iGlaze laptop cover, iVisor screen cover, ClearGuard keypad cover, USB-C Multimedia Adapter and IonSlim 10K portable battery. […]

  • CameraWorld Launches Brands Hatch LIVE Event
    on June 14, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Leading UK photographic retailer CameraWorld has added a new LIVE event to its calendar. This August will see CameraWorld LIVE take residence at the iconic racing venue, Brands Hatch. […]

  • Roidmi F8 Storm is a cheap Dyson alternative - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on June 14, 2018 at 6:26 am

    The Chinese-made cleaner has a 55-minute cleaning time and multiple brush heads at a low price. […]

  • Leica Launches Illuminated Campaign
    on June 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Leica  presents an interactive multi-content campaign: ‘Illuminated’ is a journey of discovery, where seven photographers will each travel to a city previously unknown to them with a Leica Q camera. […]

  • After Nyne and Olympus Launch New London Gallery
    on June 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

    After Nyne Gallery are proud to unveil their first exhibition space in Holland Park, London, in collaboration with Olympus. This inaugural exhibition will display some remarkable works by Olympus brand ambassadors such as Martina Govindraj, whose work engages with architecture and concepts of space, and award winning Steve Gosling renowned for his signature black and white atmospheric landscapes. […]

  • Nikon announces the development of a new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens
    by [NR] admin on June 14, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Nikon officially announced the development of the previously rumored AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens (see patent). The new lens will be compact and lightweight like the latest 300mm f/4 thanks to the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element (the current 500mm f/4 lens weights 6.81lb/3.09kg and costs $10,296.95) We don't have a price or a picture, just […] Related posts:Nikon announces the future development of 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 and 32mm f/1.2 lenses More info on the Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX lenses Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6 VR CX lens with Phase Fresnel (PF) element patent […]

  • Nikon announces the development of 500mm f/5.6 PF ED VR lens, promising portability and performance
    by on June 14, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Following up on their 300mm f/4 PF ED VR AF-S telephoto lens, Nikon has announced the development of their second lens featuring Phase Fresnel (PF) technology. The new AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens will be designed to offer "exceptional agility and optical performance in an incredibly compact and lightweight package." While exact dimensions are not yet known, we do know that the lens will be a high-performance, super-telephoto lens and that it will be "significantly smaller and lighter" than similar predecessors thanks... (read more) […]

  • Nikon developing compact and lightweight 500mm F5.6 lens
    on June 14, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Nikon has announced the development of the FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR lens. It uses the same type of 'phase fresnel' element as the company's AF-S 300mm F4E PF ED VR, which is 30% shorter and more than 50% lighter than its predecessor. By design, a phase fresnel element reduces chromatic aberration introduced by traditional refractive elements, while also reducing the overall length required to achieve high focal length magnification. This usually results in a decrease in total number of lens elements, as well as in overall size and weight. Nikon hasn't divulged any specifics yet, but more details, pricing and availability will be announced later this year. Press Release NIKON ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, A PORTABLE SUPER-TELEPHOTO FX-FORMAT LENS The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Will Deliver Exceptional Agility and Optical Performance in an Incredibly Compact and Lightweight Package MELVILLE, NY (JUNE 14, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) […]

  • MIOPS Capsule360 is a modular, pocket-sized motion control box
    on June 14, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Meet the newest member of the MIOPS family, the Capsule360. Deemed the 'most versatile motion box ever created' by its creators, the Capsule360 is a pocket-sized motion device currently being funded on Kickstarter that works with any camera or smartphone. What sets Capsule360 apart from the rest of MIOPS' lineup is that it can be be as simple or robust as your filming needs demand. Out of the box, a single Capsule360 only captures one range of motion—panning. But, when paired with MIOPS' optional L-bracket, that single unit can also be used for tilting. Combine two units and you get a rig that can both pan and tilt, all without the need for wires—the Capsule360 devices will automatically determine which one is for panning and which one is for tilting. MIOPS is also offering a Capsule Slider accessory that will let you add yet another range of motion to your shots. Like MIOPS' other systems, the speed and direction of the motion is controlled using MIOPS smartphone app […]

  • Lessons From Shooting Landscapes With My First Ultra-Wide Lens
    by Jonathan Martin on June 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Traveling with just an ultra wide-angle lens is a powerful way to improve your landscape photography, but my first trip without a telephoto was rife with mistakes. [More... […]

  • The Canon 5D Mark IV’s video is, perhaps surprisingly, in a really good place right now
    by on June 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Click here to see our Canon 5D Mark IV Video Features & Analysis When the Canon 5D Mark IV debuted a couple years ago, it was not met with particular applause. Quite the opposite actually, with fans uttering a collective "meh" at the DSLR, especially at its video capabilities. With the expectation of it being more like the Canon 1DX II, which has some truly excellent features, many were let down. But two years later and thanks to a C-Log update from Canon, the 5D Mark IV has aged rather well, and is still today a viable 4K... (read more) […]

  • How to Market Your Photography Business With Peter Hurley
    by Lee Morris on June 13, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Last month, Fstoppers was commissioned by MOO to produce an ad for their printing service with Peter Hurley. Luckily, instead of a standard 30-second ad, MOO had a better idea.  [More... […]

  • Photographing with intent: Minimalist color when telling a specific visual story
    by on June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Last week, Ted Forbes released a video discussing the intent of the photographer. He focused on multiple famous photographers who all utilized the same color film stock, Kodachrome, to create images with vastly different styles. Not only were the images different in terms of composition, use of light and much more, they also varied dramatically in terms of usage of color. In Forbes latest video, he is revisiting photographing with intent, this time discussing color tones and limiting your color palette for artistic... (read more) […]

  • The firmware update for the cross-type sensors at the outer areas of the frame is still not released (for Nikon D5, D850 and D500)
    by [NR] admin on June 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Time seems to stand still at Nikon. When the Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens was announced, Nikon promised (in the press release) to release a firmware update for the D5, D850 and D500 that will make the outer row of AF points activated as cross-type sensors to significantly enhance the AF […] Related posts:Nikon D850 firmware update 1.01 released Nikon D5 firmware update to be released soon Nikon released firmware update 1.10 for the D3400 and D500 cameras […]

  • CameraWorld announces free summer event at Brands Hatch
    by Amy Davies on June 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Photographic retailer CameraWorld is back with two live shows where top photography equipment and trade-in deals will be available.CameraWorld has added a new “Live” event for the summer. Taking place on the 2nd of August at the iconic …Continue reading » […]

  • Is Leaving Your Pro Gear at Home a Mistake?
    by Dusty Wooddell on June 13, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    A recent trip to Disneyland had me stressing about the photos I’d capture. The experience taught me that leaving my professional cameras at home is possibly the only way I can truly enjoy myself. [More... […]

  • 5 tips for epic drone photography: Mads Peter Iversen takes on a glacier with his DJI Mavic Pro
    by on June 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Photographer Mads Peter Iversen is, as evidenced by the Instagram feed linked above, a very talented photographer. He doesn't limit his work just to the ground though, he's also a drone photographer. Since 2016, he's been utilizing a drone to capture beautiful images. In the video below, Iversen shares five tips for capturing great drone photos using a DJI Mavic Pro. The specific drone he uses is the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, which costs just over $1,000 USD. The drone has an integrated 12-megapixel 4K camera, 3-axis gimbal and... (read more) […]

  • Sigma Releases New Firmware for Select Lenses, The Mount Converter and Flash
    by Canon Rumors on June 13, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Sigma has released new firmware for  the following flash, mount converter and lenses. Sigma flash and mount converter with the following firmware updates: ELECTRONIC FLASH EF-630 It has corrected the phenomenon where it occasionally stops communicating after recovering from Auto Power Off. MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 It has become compatible with the SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG Read more... […]

  • 2018 Audi S4 review: The sweet spot sport sedan - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on June 13, 2018 at 9:00 am

    A perfect mix of performance and comfort make the Audi S4 one of our favorite sport sedans. […]

  • ASML and Zeiss win the patent lawsuit filed by Nikon
    by [NR] admin on June 13, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Last year Nikon sued ASML and Carl Zeiss over patented semiconductor lithography technology. The court in The Hague dealing with intellectual property has ruled that ASML and Zeiss have not violated any Nikon patents: "The judge bent on a patent from Nikon that was applied for in 2004 and granted in 2015. It shows how […] Related posts:Zeiss and ASML are suing Nikon back Nikon is suing ASML and Carl Zeiss over patented semiconductor lithography technology U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a patent infringement investigation of certain Nikon digital cameras, software and components […]

  • Lenovo ThinkPad P52 adds VR, 400-nit display option to its 15-inch mobile workstations - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on June 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    An Nvidia Quadro P3200 GPU and 4K, 100 percent Adobe RGB-gamut display is ready for your VR worldbuilding. […]

  • LG V30 review: While the new LG V30S ThinQ has better specs, the V30 costs a lot less - CNET
    by Sean Hollister on June 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Still a good buy even in the shadow of the more powerful, but more expensive LG V30S ThinQ. […]

  • Vivo Nex is so all-screen, it hides the selfie camera inside the phone - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on June 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    The Vivo Nex is a bezel-free wonder that comes with a pop-up selfie camera. […]

  • The Real Story Behind Rudy Giuliani's Time Magazine Photoshoot
    by Patrick Hall on June 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    For many photographers, taking portraits of celebrities, athletes, and government officials seems like the pinnacle of a successful business. Sometimes, however, those jobs require an insane amount of work, risk, and safety precautions to pull off the shot. In today's Story Time With Monte Isom, we look at how Gregory Heisler captured Time's Man of the Year cover with NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani. [More... […]

  • The Three Kings of Mirrorless (In my Book) By Steve Huff
    by Steve Huff on June 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    The Three Kings of Mirrorless (In my Book) By Steve Huff Soon I will be testing the new Hasselblad 21mm lens for the X1D. I am getting a review unit for 2 weeks this month, [... […]

  • Improve Your Epic Drone Photography With These Five Tips
    by Mads Peter Iversen on June 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I love my Mavic. Having flown with drones for a couple of years I have to admit that little machine made photography even more fun. It also improved my photography, my vision, my ability to pre-visualize scenes and it increased the production value of my videos tremendously. [More... […]

  • Oppo Find X will bring 5x camera zoom on June 19 in Paris - CNET
    by Perla Shaheen on June 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Here's what we know about the future phone. […]

  • Business trip with medium format film By Aivaras Sidla
    by Steve Huff on June 12, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Business trip with medium format film. Part I – Milan&Como By Aivaras Sidla I’ll start not from photo story, instead bit of way around it; have to make confession first –  I have a perfect [... […]

  • Speed Up Image Exporting With User Presets in Lightroom Classic
    by Derrick Ruf on June 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The repeated process of exporting images from Lightroom is something you most likely have done many times over. With that being said, if you have not already, save yourself some steps, and set up quick and easy presets. [More... […]

  • New firmware updates for the Nikon Df, D810, D610 and Coolpix cameras
    by [NR] admin on June 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Nikon released the second batch of firmware update fixes for the timezone issue (see the first batch here): The SETUP MENU > Time zone and date > Time zone display now shows only the names of major cities in the currently selected zone. (DSLR) The display when Home time zone or Travel destination is selected […] Related posts:New Nikon firmware updates for the D850, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5300, D3400, B500 and P900 cameras Nikon releases new firmware updates for the D4, D4s, Df, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D7100 and D7200 cameras Nikon releases firmware updates for KeyMission 80, D600, D610 and D750 cameras […]

  • Updated EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II on the Horizon? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on June 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    We’re told that a new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L is on the horizon. The source didn’t know if the update lens would have image stabilization, or if it would be an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L III. Previous reports peg two new “professional” lenses would be announced for Photokina, and one of the obvious lens possibilities would indeed Read more... […]

  • LG G6 review: A good phone if you can find it cheap, but there are better LGs to choose from - CNET
    by Lynn La on June 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The LG G7 ThinQ is a better phone, but the G6 is still worth a look if you can find it for a low enough price. […]

  • Art is where the heart is
    by Advertising Feature on June 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images.Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images. […]

  • Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets are available now for your bingeing pleasure - CNET
    by Xiomara Blanco on June 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Coming in 8.4- and 10.8-inch models, the MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro are primed for watching video. […]

  • Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on June 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    We’re told a big selling point of all future Canon prosumer camera bodies will be video capabilities. Internally Canon has had a lot of discussion about improving the perceived feature set of prosumer cameras to match the likes of Sony and Panasonic. We consider a prosumer DSLR to be anything EOS 7D Mark II and Read more... […]

  • Sony RX100 VI review so far
    by Gordon Laing on June 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Sony RX100 VI is a high-end compact aimed at enthusiasts. It takes the earlier Mark V with its 20 MP sensor, confident focusing, 4k video and super slow motion, but squeezes a longer 24-200mm range into essentially the same body. Check out my hands-on preview with samples!… The post Sony RX100 VI review so far appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Sony RX100 VI vs Panasonic TZ200
    by Amy Davies on June 12, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Looking for the ultimate travel-everywhere camera? See how these two portable powerhouses stack up against each other. If you’re looking for a camera that you can always have on your person, you’ll probably be heading in the …Continue reading » […]

  • Defying the odds
    by Advertising Feature on June 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Sports photographer Samo Vidic talks about photographing high-achieving disabled athletes, including Paralympic swimmer Darko ĐurićBorn with one arm and no legs, Darko Ðuric is a Paralympian Canon EOS 6D Mark II, 16-35mm, 1/200sec at f/5, ISO 200.As a professional sports photographer, Canon Ambassador Samo Vidic photographs the world’s top athletes for leading brands and publications. But …Continue reading » […]

  • What’s Next From Canon?
    by Canon Rumors on June 11, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    After last week’s announcement of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III, most everyone around these parts want to know what’s next from Canon. While the roadmap is still a bit unknown for us, we do have some suggestions about what’s on the near horizon from Canon. Camera Bodies: Prosumer Read more... […]

  • Patent: Optical Formula for an EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II
    by Canon Rumors on June 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

    An updated EF 800mm f/5.6L IS is a lens I figured we would have seen already, but here we are still waiting for an update. For the moment, owning an EF 600mm f/4L IS II and a 1.4 teleconverter outperforms the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS in most of the important ways. It looks like Canon Read more... […]

  • Instant Magny 35 Instant Back for 135 SLR & Rangefinder Cameras
    on June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Instant Magny 35 Instant Back enables you to use a 135 Single Lens Reflex and Rangefinder film camera to capture instant photographs without any modifications. […]

  • Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE
    on June 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July 2018, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE will cost £279.99 in the UK. […]

  • Samyang unveils “tiny but wide” 24mm lens for Sony full-frame cameras
    by Amy Davies on June 11, 2018 at 7:59 am

    The budget lens for Sony mirrorless full-frame cameras and features autofocusingBudget lens manufacturer Samyang has released details of its hotly-anticipated AF 24mm f/2.8FE Sony Autofocus Lens. Dubbed “tiny but wide”, …Continue reading » […]

  • Nikon price increase in Europe
    by [NR] admin on June 11, 2018 at 4:27 am

    After the last price increase in the UK, Nikon will also increase their prices in the rest of  Europe. I received multiple reports about it, but I am not sure if the price increase already happened or if it's about to happen. Check the latest Nikon EU prices at Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon ES | […] Related posts:Sigma lenses price increase (9% – 28%) coming to Europe Update: Nikon price increase coming to Europe (new price list from Germany) Nikon accessories price increase coming to Europe tomorrow […]

  • In memoriam David Douglas Duncan
    by [NR] admin on June 10, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Some readers are probably not aware that photographer David Douglas Duncan (1916-2018) made the Nikon and Nikkor brand names known all over the world when he was covering the Korean war in 1950: "Mr. Duncan shot in black and white, with lightweight Leica cameras and Nikkor lenses, made by the Japanese company Nikon, that he […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #474 Photo touring Myanmar and Bali with David Lazar & Kyaw Kyaw Winn Nikon D400 predictions in the Japanese CAPA magazin […]

  • Service Advisory: Canon Cinema EOS C200 & EOS C200B
    by Canon Rumors on June 10, 2018 at 9:10 am

    From Canon USA: We have determined that a recording error may occur with the EOS C200 / C200B. The details of the phenomenon and support plan are described below. Preparations are underway to incorporate improvements/revisions for the phenomenon into the latest Firmware for the EOS C200 / C200B. Once this Firmware is available for download, Read more... […]

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS II review
    on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS II review […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #474
    by [NR] admin on June 9, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    → New eBay coupon code: get 10% off select purchases of $25+ with coupon code "PERFECT10" (ends: Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM PST). → Still no news on the Lexar XQD memory cards - the new batch was supposed to ship in June (Lexar XQD listings removed from Adorama, listed as discontinued at B&H). […] Related posts:In memoriam David Douglas Duncan Weekly Nikon news flash #293 Weekly Nikon news flash #302 […]

  • Photographing Japanese food with a Nikon D750
    by [NR] admin on June 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Photographing Japanese food with a Nikon D750 by Vincent from I'm Vincent from Paris, France and I created the website in 2008 about Japanese restaurants. As a semi-professional food blogger, I have read many books and articles on how to take food pictures. A tripod, a long distance lens (85mm at least) and a […] Related posts:Rumors from Japanese magazine: Nikon Df2 to be based on the D750 (24MP sensor) Nikon D750 was the best selling camera for the Japanese retailer Map Camera for February Quick Nikon D750 review with macro pictures […]

  • New Arrival! Canon EF 70-200mm Lenses Now Availble for Pre-Order
    by (planetMitch) on June 8, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Do you have your wallet out? If you're on a tight budget, maybe you should skip this post. Now, if you're already an owner of the f2.8L, you might not ... The post New Arrival! Canon EF 70-200mm Lenses Now Availble for Pre-Order appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesNew Canon Rebates! Save up to $300 on Select Canon Lenses!Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny PackageSigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens&nbs […]

  • Previously unseen street photos discovered in suitcase
    by Amy Davies on June 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Photographs by John Turner were recently found in a loft during a clearout.A set of fantastic photographs taken by John Turner depicting street scenes going all the way back to the 1930s have garnered a huge amount of interest. After spending at least 30 years in the loft, they were discovered by John’s daughter Liz, and her husband Martin Carroll, and subsequently scanned. […]

  • Top macro flower photography tips
    by Amateur Photographer on June 8, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tipsMacro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips […]

  • New Nikon Coolpix A1000 camera registered online *UPDATED*
    by [NR] admin on June 8, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Nikon registered a new Coolpix A1000 camera with The new model will have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This could either be the long-rumored P900 replacement or a Coolpix A300 replacement. Update: the upcoming A1000 will be a replacement for the current Nikon Coolpix A900 camera. I completely forgot about this model: Nikon now has 5 […] Related posts:Nikon now has 5 registered but not-yet-announced new cameras Three new Coolpix cameras to be announced soon: A10, A100 and B500 New Nikon camera N1718 registered onlin […]