Photography News

  • DPReview Interview With Canon Execs, “Increased Competition Allows us to Level-up'”
    by Canon Rumors on March 19, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    During the CP+ show earlier this month, DPReview had the chance to interview a few Canon executives about all things Canon imaging. DPReview asked most of the questions us enthusiasts wanted answered. From DPReview: How important is it for Canon to add higher-end mirrorless products to your lineup? At Canon we have what’s called a Read more... […]

  • Why Instagram Doesn’t Owe Us Anything
    by Chris Ramsey Jr. on March 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    It seems like every time you open Instagram, someone is complaining about their post exposure or the algorithm on their profiles. Whether algorithm changes or some other inexplicable event have dropped their engagement, the reason they don't have a following yet is because Instagram is always holding them back. What we fail to realize is that this free platform that promotes our work really doesn’t owe us anything. [More... […]

  • Bringing the foreground and background into focus using focus stacking
    by on March 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Last month, we looked at a video in which Australian photographer Andrew Marr utilized focus stacking for one of his featured images. A few viewers asked Marr about focus stacking and his process. Marr's new video is about the focus stacking process and how he processes the images in Lightroom and then stacks them in Photoshop using a layer masking process. (Via Andrew Marr) (read more) […]

  • A lone tree makes for a lovely composition in Zion
    by on March 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Photographer Ben Horne is in Zion for his second trip over the last few months. After visiting in the autumn, he has returned this winter and found that while some things are different, others have stayed the same. There is still some autumn color remaining, for example. Horne is visiting Zion's East Side and the main canyon to scout for subjects and while there are familiar aspects he's noticed before, a lone tree caught his eye this time despite him having passed by there on many occasions. To go behind the scenes with Horne... (read more) […]

  • Anker Zolo Liberty review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on March 19, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    The standard Anker Zolo Liberty don't have the extra features of their step-up sibling (the Liberty Plus), but they're arguably the more likeable of the two models. […]

  • East River helicopter tragedy prompts FAA to halt some doors-off flights
    on March 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Doors-off flight experiences promoted by FlyNYON. Last Sunday's tragic flight was booked through the company, and operated by Liberty Helicopters. A photo tour helicopter crash in New York's East River that claimed the lives of five passengers has prompted closer scrutiny of doors-off flights. For now, the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a stop to such flights involving restraints that can't be released quickly in the event of an emergency. FAA Statement 1/3: #Helicopter operators, #pilots & consumers should be aware of the hazard from supplemental restraint devices during an emergency evacuation during “doors off” flights. The FAA will order operators & pilots to take immediate action to control/mitigate this risk. — The FAA (@FAANews) March 16, 2018 Doors-off helicopter tours are popular among sightseers and aerial photographers, and typically involve sturdy restraints so that passengers can safely lean toward the open sides of the aircraft for […]

  • This browser-based green-screen software can cut out backgrounds in seconds
    by on March 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I don't know about you guys, but I really don't enjoy clipping. I don't like cutting things out digitally, and it really annoys me when I have to spend time doing it (mostly because I'm just not very good). I don't know if Jere Hietala had me in mind when he created Tailorframe, but it seems he at least considered that this isn't a process most people like to go through. Tailorframe is a browser-based photo software that lets you upload any image with a green or blue chromakey backdrop (aka 'greenscreen') and, in a matter of... (read more) […]

  • Report: Nikon pulling KeyMission inventory out of US stores
    by [NR] admin on March 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I received a report from a US retailer that Nikon is currently in the process of buying back/pulling out all of the KeyMission products including accessories. I am not sure what is the reason behind the buyback and whether this is a nationwide initiative or just an isolated incident, but I will not be surprised […] Related posts:Big Nikon KeyMission cameras price drop in Europe Pictures of KeyMission 80 and KeyMission 170 leaked online and they look… interesting Nikon KeyMission 80 and KeyMission 170 specifications leaked onlin […]

  • Do I Need an Agent for Photography?
    by Scott Choucino on March 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Photography agents are nothing new. They've been around for a long time, but since the advent of social media they seem like something we are all a lot more aware of; anyone who's anyone has an agent, right? However, there are a few misconceptions out there as to what an agent offers.  [More... […]

  • If This Magazine Picks Your Photo for Its Cover, YOU Pay $430
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    If you’ve always dreamed of having your photo grace the front cover of a fashion magazine, guess what? It ‘only’ costs $430. The U.S.-based Sheeba Magazine is currently inviting photographers to apply to be selected for its magazine cover. Here’s the graphic that’s being used to advertise this opportunity: Sheeba Magazine “can make your dream […]

  • Nikon AF-S 180–400mm f/4 Hands-on Photos
    on March 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens. […]

  • BBC Accused of Photoshopping Jeremy Corbyn’s Hat to Look More ‘Russian’
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    The BBC is at the center of a controversy in the UK after its news program Newsnight was accused of Photoshopping politician Jeremy Corbyn‘s hat in a photo to make the opposition leader look more “Russian.” During a discussion about escalating tensions with Russian that aired last Thursday, the BBC Two program displayed a background […]

  • “It’s all about the light.” How to find and recognize the best light for landscapes
    by on March 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Photographer Adam Gibbs opens his latest video with clips from other vlogs in which he talks about light. Sometimes he remarks that the light isn't working out, other times he talks about how it's hitting just the right part of a landscape. No matter whether light is good or bad, it's always at the center of photography. The trick is not only finding the right light -- and oftentimes that's a matter of luck -- but learning how to better recognize when the light is good or when it might be on its way to becoming good. "It's all... (read more) […]

  • Pentax K-1 Mark II, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 11-18mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos
    on March 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    At The Photography Show Pentax are showing their new Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera, prototypes of their upcoming FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, and a newly updated lens roadmap with 5 new lenses pencilled in for release in "2019 or later".Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of all these new Pentax products. […]

  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art Hands-on Photos
    on March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens. […]

  • The Galaxy S9 Plus' camera is its third most expensive component
    on March 19, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Last week the team at iFixit undertook a teardown of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to examine and evaluate the device's repairability. Now analysts TechInsights have done the same thing, but with a focus on components and costs. When taking the device apart the team found Samsung's Fast 2L3 third-generation 12MP, 1.4 µm pixel-pitch Dual Pixel ISOCELL sensor in the main camera and a 12MP, 1.0 µm pixel-pitch Samsung S5K3M3SM in the tele-camera, the same as in the Galaxy Note 8 dual-camera module. TechInsights also provides cost estimates for all components and at $48 the Samsung's camera setup is the third largest cost block on the device. Only the display at $72.50 and the main chipset at $68 have a higher impact on the overall figure. Final assembly and testing is estimated as $12.50, and the overall manufacturing cost of the device is $379. Given in the US the S9 Plus currently retails at $840 unlocked, this should leave a decent margin for covering overheads and, […]

  • Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art Hands-on Photos
    on March 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens. […]

  • 7 Reasons I Still Shoot Film in 2018
    by Neto Macedo on March 19, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve been shooting analog for almost four years now, and all I can say is: analog has truly changed my life and what I think about what it means produce photo imagery. My first deep contact with analog photography was during college, and back then I would never imagine I would be shooting film today, […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Hands-on Photos
    on March 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for 35mm full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. […]

  • Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Hands-on Photos
    on March 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. […]

  • Brono Wants to Revolutionize Lighting with a Grid of Mirrors
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Brono is a new Norwegian lighting solution that aims to “revolutionize” studio lighting by giving photographers more control and options. It’s basically a large grid of mirrors that can be individually adjusted. The patent-pending invention is the brainchild of Svein Utigård, a professional photographer of over three decades. Each Brono aluminum frame is a box […]

  • New Oppo flagship R15 comes with iPhone X-style design and portrait lighting
    on March 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Chinese manufacturer Oppo has unveiled its latest two high-end Android smartphones, the R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition. The new devices are among the first of likely very many Android devices to be launched with an iPhone X style camera notch at the front this year. There is also a tall 6.28" screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution. The device comes with a metal frame and glass at front and back. The R15 doesn't only come with the iPhone X's camera notch, though. It also borrows a face unlock feature from the X and the dual-camera comes with a portrait lighting mode, similar to what we've seen on Apple's latest models. In terms of camera specifications, the R15 features a main camera with a 1/2.6" 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor and F1.7 aperture. The secondary lens comes with a 5MP resolution and F2.2 aperture. It is used to generate a bokeh mode and, according to OPPO, the new setup is capable of automatically recognizing up to 120 scenes and adjusting the camera […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip v3, a New Slim Camera Carrying System
    by Ryan Mense on March 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Are you getting real tired, real quick of the ol' shoulder strap method of carrying your camera around? Me too, and I've been on a journey to rid myself from it once and for all. In this hands-on review I take a closer look at the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip v3.[More... […]

  • Who needs an expensive lens? Two simple techniques for creating a blurred background in Photoshop
    by on March 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Save for purchasing a heavy and expensive fast lens, it can be tricky to create the blurred background look many photographers desire. Even if you do have a fast prime lens, such as a 105mm f/1.4 or something like that, you may want to have more depth of field than the lens provides while maintaining a blurred background. So what can you do when you want a blurred background but don't have a great way to accomplish this in camera? You can utilize Photoshop, says Jesús Ramirez of Photoshop Training Channel. In his video below, he... (read more) […]

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet review - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on March 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Need proof that the Mercedes-Benz is the benchmark for luxury cars? Look no further than the S-Class Cabriolet. […]

  • How to Clone a Photo by Shredding It
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Here’s a curious little 43-second video by Japanese artist Kensuke Koike that’s going viral. Titled “Top Breeder,” it shows how you can duplicate a photo of a dog by putting the print through a pasta cutter and distributing the slices into new photos. One picture can “magically” turn into four. “What is shown […] is […]

  • NASA Wants Your Cloud Photos to Help Verify Satellite Data
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    NASA is looking for people who are willing to regularly snap and share photos of clouds. The space agency is turning to citizen scientists for a cloud observation project that will help validate the images captured by satellites in space. From now until April 15th, you can take part in NASA’s “challenge” by downloading the […]

  • Sigma interview at Dpreview: Confirms they will make newly designed lenses for Sony FE
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Dpreview met Sigma COE Yamaki and those are some of the hot news: 1) The native FE mount lens autofocus is faster than what can be achieved with the MC-11 adapter. This because: What we did was to optimize the communication, for Sony. It’s faster, smoother, and we were able to utilize Sony [communication] […] The post Sigma interview at Dpreview: Confirms they will make newly designed lenses for Sony FE appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • 3 of the best Nikon camera tips for wildlife photographers (and tips for non-Nikonians too)
    by on March 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    If you use a Nikon DSLR to capture wildlife photos, this latest video from Morten Hilmer is a must-see. In the video below, Hilmer covers three of his best Nikon tricks in three minutes, including tips for various camera settings. His first tip is to customize the preview button on your camera. He sets his to trigger image playback so that he can check recently-captured images without taking his hand off his heavy lens. He can use his right hand to start the playback process and figure out if he needs to change any settings... (read more) […]

  • The World’s Most Spectacular Laser Show in Pictures
    by Albert Dros on March 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I was lucky to catch the “Light Up 2018” laser show while in Dubai this month. The Guinness World Record-breaking laser show was on repeat after its first showing during last New Year’s Eve. Seeing it for the first time in real life really wowed me. The Burj Khalifa is spectacular by itself, but seeing […]

  • Canon 100-400mm Smartphone and 360-degree Intelligent Concept Cameras
    on March 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Canon are showing off two new concept cameras at The Photography Show 2018 - a 100-400mm Smartphone camera and a 360-degree Intelligent camera. […]

  • Tips for a Winter Wonderland Session on Location [NSFW]
    by Jennifer Tallerico on March 19, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    A thick blanket of white covers falling tree limbs in a beautiful landscape just calling for you to shoot your outdoor session. Navigating the labyrinth of paths to get the perfect scene is obtainable with a few from fellow photographers. Last week we discussed how to prepare for shoots in the desert and now we go to the opposite side of the spectrum with a winter wonderland shoot in the snow. A few suggestions will help the safety of your clients as well as getting those killer shots. [More... […]

  • How to easily remove stray and flyaway hairs from your portraits in Photoshop
    by on March 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    If you take many portraits, then flyaway and stray hairs are going to be something you will need to deal with on a regular basis. No matter how much time and effort goes into preparing someone's hair for a shoot, it'll often still be the case that hairs get loose and cover up part of the face or fly off into the background. With Photoshop, it is quite easy to deal with them. In the video below, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid shows us how to utilize a neat feature of Photoshop's healing brush to remove flyaway hairs in your photos.... (read more) […]

  • Nest Hello review - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on March 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Facial recognition and clever integrations with other Nest and Google devices sets the Hello apart from other video doorbells. […]

  • Tamron 28-75mm vs Sony 24-70mm GM size comparison
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Photosku posted that accurate size comaprison between the new Tamron 28-75mm and the Sony 24-70mm GM. Note that Tamron said the image quality will be on par with the GM lens while the price will be similar to the much cheaper 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss (check at Amazon US and Amazon DE). The only big trade-off […] The post Tamron 28-75mm vs Sony 24-70mm GM size comparison appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning'
    on March 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, pictured at the 2018 CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan. Recently we visited the 2018 CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan and as usual, we booked interviews with senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Sigma. Among the topics covered were Sigma's determination to make more native Sony E-Mount lenses for mirrorless cameras, and the story behind why wide-angles are such a Sigma specialty.The following interview has been edited slightly for clarity and flow. The new Sony E-mount full-frame lenses – did you basically just build-in the MC-11 adapter, or is it more complicated than that? The MC-11 adapter can be thought of as kind of a translator. Let’s say the camera speaks English, and the lens speaks Japanese. The MC-11 recognizes which lens is attached, and allows the camera and lens to talk to one another. That’s a complicated task. And even with the best translator, conversation isn’t as smooth as it would be between native […]

  • Three days in a Monastery by Richard Landberg
    by Steve Huff on March 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Three days in a Monastery by Richard Landberg – His Instagram here: @Landberg I have recently spent three days together with two monks in a monastery. I have long been fachinated by people who choose [... […]

  • Basic redefined: Affordable Sony A7 III’s pro-grade AF and high-performing burst mode get a real-world test
    by on March 19, 2018 at 10:22 am

    A few weeks back, we told you about the brand-new Sony A7 III, the company's latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. Described by Sony as being its "basic model", the A7 III is nevertheless a whole lot more than what the title might suggest. With this camera, Sony aims to get the fundamentals right even while keeping cost to a minimum. And having spent the best part of a week shooting with the A7 III in Las Vegas shortly after the launch, I have to say that I'm seriously impressed. This is one heck of a camera for... (read more) […]

  • Sony record sales at The Photography Show…A7III rules it!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Jeff from CameraJabber reported me this: We’re at The Photography Show, the UK’s biggest event, and one of the country’s biggest retailers they sold more Sony gear on Day 1 of the show than they sold in all of the show in 2017. I asked some other retailers on hand and they confirmed as well […] The post Sony record sales at The Photography Show…A7III rules it! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Now started: Easter Sale action at Amazon Europe stores
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 19, 2018 at 6:37 am

    The Euopean stores started a one week easter sale action. Check out the pages at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT and Amazon ES. The Sony A7 will get a Gold Box deal on 17.24 at Amazon DE (scroll the bar tof ind it). The post Now started: Easter Sale action at Amazon Europe stores appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #462
    by [NR] admin on March 19, 2018 at 2:32 am

      → Nikkor 1000mm f/6.3 reflex lens listed for sale on eBay for $43k. → Refurbished Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR lens on sale for $169.95 ($230 or 58% off). → A reader sent me this dpreview link - the original price of the Sony XQD G 128 GB memory card is […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #223 Weekly Nikon news flash #232 Weekly Nikon news flash #245 […]

  • How to Write a Killer 'About Me' Page
    by Danette Chappell on March 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Your “About Me” page is one of the single most powerful ways to define your brand, stand out from your competition, and make potential clients feel they can’t NOT hire you. So why, then, are you neglecting it? Here’s how to write a killer “About Me” page to capture more clients. [More... […]

  • Hacking the Canon Connect Station CS100
    by Canon Rumors on March 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    It looks like a group of folks is working hard to “hack” the Canon Connect Station CS100 for fun and to add some functionality to the unit. You can read about the progress at the Hak5 forums as well as at GitHub. I’ll admit I’m not sure what all of this means, but for the Read more... […]

  • Don't Make My Mistake: How a Minute of Spring Cleaning Made My Computer Run Like New Again
    by Alex Cooke on March 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    As photographers and videographers, we tend to push our computers much harder than the average user. However, overlooking something as innocuous as household dust brought my computer to a halt. [More... […]

  • Tips From a CPA: Nine Critical Items to Consider Before Starting Your Photography Business
    by Kim Crouch on March 18, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Do you love photography and hate numbers? Are you afraid you don’t know what you don’t know when it comes to starting a business? Here are nine critical items to consider before starting your photography business. [More... […]

  • Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens unboxing
    by [NR] admin on March 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      The second episode of NikonTV features the unboxing of the new Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4.0E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens: More unboxing videos: The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Park Camera | WEX. Additional Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens information/coverage: Nikon Nikkor […] Related posts:Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens now shipping, new test photos The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens will be priced around $10,000, shipping will start in March Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens pre-order links […]

  • Nikon Plaza in Paris (pictures)
    by [NR] admin on March 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Some images from the new Nikon Plaza in Paris. The hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 12 am and 13:15 to 18 pm. The address is 99 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris. Here are the pictures: Related posts:Paris Catacombs by Steven Hyatt Nikon D3s at Paris Expo The pictures (Nikon D7000, SB-700, 35/1.4, 200/2) […]

  • How to Break the Ice With a Model You Would Like to Collaborate With
    by Ryan Cooper on March 18, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    The biggest hurdle faced by many budding portrait photographers is the need to find amazing subjects to collaborate with. Reaching out to and communicating with models can be intimidating, but it really shouldn't be, as it can very easily lead to a very rewarding collaborative shoot for both parties.  [More... […]

  • Sony A7III field test by TheCameraStoreTV: “a very strong camera”
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon,  BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig. Sony a7III in Europe at Amazon DE, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK, ParkCameras UK, WexUK. – TheCameraStoreTV finally posted their Sony A7III field test. And as expected they really like the new camera. Check it out:   Join our Sony A7III Facebook group! The post Sony A7III field test by TheCameraStoreTV: “a very strong camera” appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Top 10 WeeklyFstop Photos: Happiness
    by Michael B. Stuart on March 18, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    This week's top 10 list is sure to bring a smile to your face. We challenged our readers to show us photos displaying happiness, and the results should help to brighten your day.[More... […]

  • Canon interview: 'increased competition allows us to level-up'
    on March 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Canon executives (L-R) Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Group Executive of Imaging Communications Business Group, Go Tokura, Chief Executive Officer of Canon's Image Communications Products Operation, and Naoya Kaneda, Advisory Director and Group Executive of Canon's Optical Business Group. At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, we sat down with senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Canon. Topics covered during our conversation with Go Tokura, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi and Naoya Kaneda included Canon's ambitions for high-end mirrorless cameras, and the importance of responding to changing definitions of image capture from the smartphone generation. Answers from the three interviewees have been combined, and this interview (which was conducted through an interpreter) has been edited for clarity and flow. How important is it for Canon to add higher-end mirrorless products to your lineup? At Canon we have what’s called a ‘full lineup strategy’. This means that we […]

  • Ep. 263: A Photographer Tangles With a Con – and more
    by <a href="">Sharky James</a> on March 18, 2018 at 12:08 pm

     Episode 263 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Photographer and conceptual artist, Jessica L. Drake In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show […]

  • Sample Gallery: Documenting a bike build with the Fujifilm X-E3
    on March 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    We recently got a chance to follow local frame builder Max Kullaway as he created one of his AirLandSea bikes. To document the process, we used the Fujifilm X-E3, the 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R OIS and a selection of the company's mid-price F2 prime lenses. Here are favorites of the photos we got, as the project progressed from bare tubes all the way to rideable bicycle. For the full story, check out our video. This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Fujifilm. What does this mean? […]

  • Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on March 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Dressed in a nice black suit, this business PC is a sound choice for frequent travelers who depend on data privacy. […]

  • Dayton Audio MK402 review - CNET
    by Ty Pendlebury on March 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

    At a street price of $69, the Dayton Audio MK402s bookshelf speakers are supremely hard to beat […]

  • The winner of the Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens is…
    by [NR] admin on March 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    The winner of the Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens worth $775 is Stephen P. Congratulations! a Rafflecopter giveaway Irix lenses are sold in the US (B&H, Adorama, Amazon) and in Europe (Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Amazon IT). Additional information on the Irix 11mm f/4 lens can be found here. Related posts:Irix 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens for Nikon F-mount giveaway Irix 11mm f/4 and 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone lenses are now 15% off in Europe and the US Irix 11mm f/4 lens now available for pre-order at Adorama […]

  • The Ultimate Carry-On Baggage Videography Kit
    by Mike Briggs on March 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    The last five years has seen huge advances in the consumer videography market, and it’s all getting smaller. It's so much so that one can now carry a versatile, fully equipped, professional videography setup inside baggage small enough to carry onto a flight. Here’s how. [More... […]

  • What’s With All the Poor Negative Film Reviews?
    by Brad Nichol on March 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I don’t usually go the negative Nellie with anything photo related, sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth firmly shut. But I’m not going to take it anymore, I’m as mad as hell, and I’m going to lean right out the window and shout it to the world, enough, I’m done with rubbish samples of […]

  • Using Diffusion Filters: A Comparison of LEE Soft Filters 1 to 5
    by Jake Hicks on March 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    I’ve used diffusion filters for years but rarely for their intended purpose. If you haven’t heard of them before, diffusion filters are transparent glass or plastic sheets that go in front of the lens and diffuse the light as it enters the camera. The resulting images taken with a diffusion filter have an appearance of […]

  • ‘Doors-Off’ Helicopter Flights Halted by FAA After NYC Photo Tour Crash
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    The FAA has issued an immediate ban on certain “doors-off” helicopter flights nationwide in the aftermath of the photo tour helicopter crash in New York City this week. 5 passengers died by drowning in the East River after not being able to escape their safety harnesses. The New York Times reports that the FAA is […]

  • Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Hands-On At TPS
    on March 17, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    We look at the new Pentax K-1 Mark II at The Photography Show - Pentax's latest update to the K-1, full-frame DSLR. […]

  • Pentax HD Pentax-FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW At TPS
    on March 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    We have a look at the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens that is currently under development. […]

  • HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Photos From TPS
    on March 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Here are photos of the new HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 APS-C lens that is currently under development. […]

  • Married Couple Discover Themselves in Photo Shot 11 Years Before They Met
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    A married couple in China recently discovered that they had unknowingly been captured in the same photo as teenagers, 11 years before they met and fell in love. Channel NewsAsia reports that a Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue had met and fallen in love in the city of Chengdu in 2011. While going through Ms. […]

  • Photo story of the week: Flowing under a solar storm
    on March 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    A night of stunning Northern Lights dancing above Haukland Beach, the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway, on a moonless evening. The serene stream that flows from the surrounding mountains and pours into the Norwegian Sea curved into a beautiful shape, paralleling the curves of the Auroral display. Haukland is a very good location for shooting Aurora, since it has numerous interesting features (such as the mountain and the stream), and since any water left stationary frequently freezes over and supplies more variety and interest. It's also relatively shielded from artificial lights. This image was taken in the winter of 2016 during my Lofoten workshop. I used a Sony A7R and a Samyang 14mm F2.8 with a Metabones adapter. The photograph was taken at F2.8, ISO 3200, and 8 sec exposure. The high ISO, wide aperture and long exposure were used to counter the darkness and produce a balanced exposure. Erez Marom is a professional nature photographer, photography guide and traveler based in Israel. […]

  • Stop Everything You're Doing and Insure Your Photography Gear
    by Tim Behuniak on March 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    One minute you're in the middle of photographing one of the most beautiful landscapes you've ever seen. The next minute your camera is on the ground, broken.  [More... […]

  • Sony a7 III dynamic range and high ISO improve over its predecessor
    on March 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Sony recently announced the a7 III, a comparatively affordable full frame mirrorless camera that incorporates a host of advanced features derived from the a9 and a7R III. The combination of price point and feature set makes it attractive to both enthusiasts and pros, particularly those looking to get into full frame or perhaps even make the switch to mirrorless. While we've already shot quite a bit with it and offered our thoughts on the camera as a whole, we hadn't had a chance to take a deep dive into its image quality performance. And we know many of you are wondering: what's the dynamic range like? The high ISO performance? Let's take a look. Low light (high ISO) performance a7 IIIISO 25,600 a7R IIIISO 25,600 a7 IIISO 25,600 Low light performance has improved markedly over the a7 II, putting it more or less in-line with the a7R III (and therefore a9) when images are viewed at the same size (we've downsized the a7R III shot to 24MP). These are 100% crops here (if you're viewing on […]

  • Masters of Photography Masterclass with Steve McCurry
    on March 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Masters of Photography have announced their next masterclass with legendary photographer Steve McCurry. During Steve McCurry’s masterclass students can enjoy an unprecedented insight into the way McCurry works. His 4 hour masterclass, has been broken down into 25 intimate lessons that capture his knowledge, ethos and philosophy. […]

  • Considering One of Canon's Lens Kits? Here's a Way to Get More Value for Your Dollar
    by Wasim Ahmad on March 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I was on Instagram the other day when an ad for one of Canon’s two-lens kits popped up. The kits package together a couple of interesting options for photographers looking to step up from a kit lens, but the real question is: are the lenses a good value for photographers or should the money be spent elsewhere? [More... […]

  • Crazy Wide, Crazy Fast: Fstoppers Reviews the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens
    by Alex Cooke on March 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Every once in a while, a lens comes along that truly breaks new ground for one reason or another. Such is the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, which has an aperture over a stop faster than its competitors and is the fastest full-frame lens under 20mm. Of course, extreme lenses often have compromises of some sort, so how does this one perform? In short, extremely well. Check out our full review. [More... […]

  • Rest in Peace Chuck Westfall, Canon USA’s Technical Representative
    by Canon Rumors on March 16, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Chuck Westfall, Canon USA’s technical representative has died after a 7 year fight against kidney cancer. I had the pleasure of meeting Chuck once and having some good laughs about this site, he was without a doubt a legend in the photography industry. He was also a great human being. You can read more over Read more... […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 review - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on March 16, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    The mostly excellent Galaxy S9's new features aren't quite as good as we'd like, but you'll probably want to buy one anyway. […]

  • RIP, Chuck Westfall: The Photo Industry Just Lost a Legend
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Chuck Westfall has died. A legend in the camera industry, Westfall was a photographer who served as a technical representative and advisor at Canon for decades. Nancy Winnings, Westfall’s sister, announced the news today in a Facebook post, sharing the above photo and writing: “This gentle man passed away today. He was a loving son, […]

  • Unhappy Clients and Photographers: How to Stop the Fall and Take Responsibility
    by Nicole York on March 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Despite a photographer’s best efforts, there will come a time when a client is unhappy with some part of their experience, whether it’s customer service or the finished images. Since it’s bound to happen, how should a photographer handle unhappy customers? The answer is: catch them before they can be disappointed. [More... […]

  • AI-powered Google Lens visual search tool is now available on iOS devices
    on March 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    The AI-powered Google Lens feature uses visual recognition to provide information about whatever your smartphone's camera is pointed at. For example, it can identify landmarks, a type of flower, or provide information about a restaurant or other businesses you're photographing. Google first showed of this feature at the I/O 2017 event, then integrated it into the company's Pixel phones, and later made available for all Android devices. Now, the final step of the natural Google Lens evolution is complete: the company has announced that Google Lens is coming to Apple's iOS operation system: A few things you can try with Google Lens: On your Android or iOS device, with your device language set to English, open the Google Photos app, select a photo and tap the Google Lens icon to learn more about landmarks. See ratings, hours, historical facts, and more. — Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 15, 2018 iOS users should see a preview of Google Lens appear in […]

  • Adobe posts record revenue yet again, earning $2.08 billion in Q1 of 2018
    on March 16, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Photo by Kevin It's starting to feel old hat by now: another quarter, another record-breaking earnings report coming out of Adobe. No matter how much people—present company certainly not excluded—gripe about Adobe's move to the Creative Cloud subscription model, the software company is absolutely raking in the dough as a result. The last record-breaking revenue report we shared out of Adobe came in Q3 of 2017, when Adobe announced that it had earned $1.84 billion that quarter. Now, in Q1 of 2018, the company is staring at that figure in the rearview mirror. This quarter, Adobe is posting record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion, $1.23 billion of which came straight from Creative Cloud in the Digital Media Segment. That $2.08B figure represents a jump of 24 percent year-over-year, and contributes to the 43 percent growth in YoY operating income and 64 percent growth in YoY net income that Adobe also revealed. You can dive into the nitty gritty details in the release below, […]

  • Photography Contributes $10.2B to US Economy: Govt Report
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more. According to a newly-published government report, the arts contribute over $763 billion to the economy, and photography represents over $10 billion of that total. Those numbers come from new data released earlier this month by the U.S. Bureau […]

  • In memoriam: Chuck Westfall, valued friend and industry icon
    by on March 16, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Chuck Westfall, 1952 - 2018 All of us at Imaging Resource are deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Chuck Westfall of Canon earlier this morning, after losing a seven-year battle with kidney cancer. Chuck was truly a legend in the camera industry, a friend to all who knew him, and one of the nicest, most decent human beings I’ve personally ever met. Chuck was one of the very first people I met in the industry, in the earliest stages of launching IR back in 1998. By that time, he was already a 16-year veteran... (read more) […]

  • The New York Times is looking to hire a Photo Director
    on March 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    The New York Times Building by wsifrancis | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The New York Times has posted a job opening for the position of Photo Director. If you're looking for a high-profile job in the world of photojournalism, and you live in (or don't mind moving to) New York City, you could do a lot worse than working for The Gray Lady. The opening was listed seven days ago, and it goes to great lengths to emphasize the importance of photography to the Times' mission. "Photography is a central part of our identity," reads the posting. "It’s how we bear witness to events that matter, and our Photo department is one of the treasures of our newsroom." As for the job of Photo Director itself, the posting reads: Now we’re looking for someone to lead this talented and diverse team and to become part of the visual leadership of the organization. We want to continue integrating photography and other forms of visual journalism into the fabric of our report — as closely as our words. […]

  • Samsung Ramping Up Image Sensor Output to Overtake Sony for #1
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Sony is the 800-pound gorilla of camera sensors these days, boasting a global market share of around 50% in late 2017, but increased competition may be looming on the horizon. Samsung is reportedly ramping up its image sensor production capacity with a goal of overtaking Sony for the #1 spot. South Korea’s ETNews reports that […]

  • Coravin Model Eleven Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Ashlee Clark-Thompson on March 16, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    The Coravin Model Eleven opens wine without removing the cork, preserves your vino with argon gas and uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone. […]

  • Pixel-Peeping a 709-Megapixel Photo Scanned from 8×10 Slide Film
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    How much sharpness and detail can you extract out of 8×10 large format slide film? Photographer Ben Horne was able to explore this question recently after he had one of his landscape photos digitized using a drum scanner. In the 10-minute video above, Horne pixel-peeps the massive 709-megapixel photo at 100% to analyze the sharpness. […]

  • Hands-On Experience With the Sony a7R III: Shooting Fitness and Activewear
    by Christopher Malcolm on March 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    On a multi-day assignment in Portland last week, I took advantage of my day off between assignments to experiment with the Sony a7R III and try it out in my normal workflow. [More... […]

  • Samsung wants to dethrone Sony, reach #1 in the global image sensor market
    on March 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    According to a new report out of South Korea, Samsung is increasing production of its ISOCELL image sensors at its Hwasung, South Korea location in a bid to clinch the #1 spot in image sensors worldwide. However, this feat is definitely easier said than done. Current market leader Sony has a comfortable advantage over its South Korean rival, and certainly won't go down without a fight. In the lucrative smartphone segment alone, Sony currently has a 46 percent market share versus Samsung's much smaller 19 percent. That said, technologically at least, Samsung is well-placed to take on the challenge. Its latest Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9/S9 Plus devices all come with innovative imaging technologies and offer excellent camera performance built on Samsung's own sensor technology. The company rebranded its image sensor range as Isocell in June 2017. Since then, Samsung has not only expanded its high-end sensor offerings, it also designed low-cost image sensor modules that are easy to […]

  • This Mesmerizing Animation Consists of Google Earth Satellite Photos
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Photographer Páraic McGloughlin took Google Earth satellite photos and strung them together into this extremely fast-paced animation titled Arena. The lines and shapes seen from a bird’s-eye view are used to create movement in the frame. “It was quite a monotonous process of searching for specific images,” McGloughlin tells PetaPixel. “The animation itself was relatively […]

  • Photography saved my life: Photography as therapy
    by Geoff Harris on March 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Geoff Harris talks to both photographers and therapists to see how image-making can help with mental health issuesGeoff Harris talks to both photographers and therapists to see how image-making can help with mental health issues […]

  • Fujifilm X-A5 Review
    on March 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The Fujifilm X-A5 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera with a 24 megapixel sensor, 4K video recording and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Check our our in-depth Fujifilm XA5 review now, complete with full-size sample images, movies and more... […]

  • This U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Photographed the Northern Lights Up Close
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Want to see what the Northern Lights look like up close? Ross Franquemont can show you. A U-2 spy plane pilot by day and a photographer by night, Franquemont recently had the privilege of photographing the Aurora Borealis from his cockpit at 70,000 feet. Franquemont is a pilot and instructor based out of Beale Air […]

  • Leica camera sells for record amount at auction
    by Amy Davies on March 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    The historic Leica 0-series no. 122 fetched €2.4million at an auction in ViennaLeica cameras are not known for their bargain basement prices, but a recent auction of a rare historic model has …Continue reading » […]

  • Moar Megapixels! Pixel peeping a 709MP drum scan of 8x10 slide film
    on March 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Large format wilderness photographer Ben Horne recently embarked on a little experiment with some help from his friend, Michael Strickland. Horne shoots large format 8x10 slide film, and Strickland has a drum scanner that can scan that film at insanely high resolution. How high? Using a little bit of trickery, Strickland was able to provide Horne with a 709.6-megapixel file to pixel peep in this video. Take that, 100MP medium format sensors! To give you an idea of just how high resolution this file is, printed at 300ppi, the resulting print would measure 79.3 x 99.4 inches. As we mentioned, this took a bit of 'trickery'—namely: Strickland actually had to drum scan the print twice. He first scanned the top half, then the bottom half, and then merged the two scans together in post. In the video, Horne zooms in to 100% and makes his way around the file. He explains how he shot the image, what sacrifices he had to make regarding sharpness in the closest foreground and furthest […]

  • Tips on how to shoot close-up flowers
    by Amateur Photographer on March 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Jacky Parker shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of close-up flowersJacky Parker shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of close-up flowers […]

  • NY Times Seeking Photo Director: ‘One of the Most Important’ Jobs in Industry
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Want to hold one of the “one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism”? The New York Times has an opening for you: The Gray Lady is looking for a Photo Director. The job opening, which was first posted by the paper a week ago, starts out by establishing the Times importance […]

  • Huawei Honor View 10 review - CNET
    by Andrew Hoyle on March 16, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    The Huawei Honor View 10 has the power without the price tag. […]

  • Shooting a Most Special Wedding on 24-Hour Notice
    by Wendy Teal on March 16, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    The other day, there was a posting on Facebook by a groom “putting it out there,” hoping on a long shot that he could find somebody to shoot their wedding on very, very short notice. Looking for a photographer to do a small wedding ceremony in Fort Erie, Ontario. My fiancé’s mom has become very […]

  • The Android-only LyfieEye200 is 'the world's smallest VR/AR camera'
    on March 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    eCapture Technologies has launched a new version of the LyfieEye mobile camera on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Called LyfieEye200, this model is being dubbed "the world's smallest 360° VR/AR camera," and offers a bunch of neat AR/VR features for Android users who want to get more mileage out of their smartphone photography adventures. The LyfieEye200 was designed for Android smartphones, and adds 1440p support in addition to the original model's 1080p resolution. The removable camera plugs directly into a smartphone's USB-C port, where a pair of greater-than-180° FOV fisheye lenses work together to enable both 360° image/video capture and 360° livestreaming. To make the magic happen, the camera works in conjunction with the LyfieView200 Android companion app on devices running Android 5.0 or newer. And if you want even more creative possibilities, eCapture offers both the LyfieStroll and LyfieRoam apps for creating simple VR and AR content, respectively. Finally, […]

  • Pica-Gear Snap-Grip Mounting System for Action Cameras and Smartphones
    on March 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Pica-Gear Snap-Grip is a new mounting system for action cameras and smartphones. The Snap-Grip from Pica-Gear is built from the very same modular components as the popular Pica-Pod and has three mounting options allowing for various setups to suit your style of image making. […]

  • Syrp launches Magic Carpet Pro slider with 'infinitely extendable' track
    on March 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Filmmakers who need really long sliders are the target of the new Magic Carpet Pro, the latest in a series of sliders announced by accessories manufacturer Syrp. The key selling point of the Magic Carpet Pro is its 'limiteless' range, a feature made possible by a new track lever design that allow users to lengthen their slide by simply clicking additional lengths of track into place—no tools required. But that's not all the Magic Carpet Pro can do. A newly designed flywheel sits inside the camera carriage, eliminating the need for belts and pulleys while creating smooth motion during manually controlled camera movements. And as with all of Syrp's other slider systems, automated motion control can be added via a Genie system; in fact, the Genie ll is able to slot directly into the new quick release holder in the carriage itself. The tracks are made from aluminum, and are expected to manage a payload of up to 70lbs when no extension tracks are in use, and up to 50lb when they are. […]

  • Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Sample Images
    on March 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens, mounted on a 50-megapixel Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR camera. The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art is a new professional ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8. […]

  • Sony interview: 'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'
    on March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kenji Tanaka, Senior General Manager of Sony's Digital Imaging Business Group, pictured in Yokohama for the 2018 CP+ show. At the recent CP+ show in Yokohama, we sat down with executives from several major camera and lens manufacturers. Among them was Kenji Tanaka, of Sony. In our interview we discussed the new a7 III, as well as Sony's plans to attract more professional users, without ignoring entry-level and APS-C customers. The following interview has been edited slightly for clarity and flow. What is your target customer for the new Alpha a7 III? We describe it as a basic model but maybe our definition is different [to other manufacturers]. What we mean is that any customer can use this model. Many professionals could use the a7 III, I think. I hope that many kinds of customer will be happy with this model, so we’re not strictly defining a target customer for the a7R III. The new Sony Alpha a7 III is ostensibly an entry-level model in Sony's a7-series lineup but despite its […]

  • Disney and Redrock Micro Collaborate to Bring New Technologies to Market
    by (planetMitch) on March 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Redrock Micro to Bring Innovative Production Technology from Disney/ABC Television Group and Disney Research to Market From Redrock Micro Press: DATELINE – Burbank California – Disney | ABC Television Group ... The post Disney and Redrock Micro Collaborate to Bring New Technologies to Market appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesSony a7 III Mirrorless Camera Launched! Full Coverage with TONS of ‘First Look’ VideosGet 15% OFF on DitoGear Products!DJI Officially Launches All New Mavic Air&nbs […]

  • Benro GD3WH Geared Head
    on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Benro Geared Head delivers precision movement in three axes and uses an Arca-style quick release plate.  For large movements and initial set up the gearing can be dis-engaged, then re-engaged to allow the photographer to fine tune their camera position for the perfectly framed image. The head also features three built in bubble levels to ensure perfect set up. The Benro GD3WH Geared Head is priced at £200 in the UK. […]

  • Stock Notice: Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro & Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
    by Canon Rumors on March 16, 2018 at 1:31 am

    B&H Photo has stock of the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro & Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Both of these lenses have been hard to come by since they launched a few months ago. […]

  • The Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top-selling camera for February 2018 (again)
    by [NR] admin on March 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    The major Japanese camera store Map Camera just published a list of their top-selling cameras for February 2018 - a total of four Nikon cameras are in the top 10: Nikon D850 Nikon D7500 Sony α7R III Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Panasonic LUMIX G9 PRO Olympus Tough TG-5 Panasonic LUMIX GX8 Nikon COOLPIX P900 Canon EOS 6D […] Related posts:Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top selling camera for 2017 and January 2018 Nikon D750 was the best selling camera for the Japanese retailer Map Camera for February Nikon D850 is the 2017 camera of the year in Japan (by DC.Watch), should be in stock in early 2018 […]

  • Nikon KeyMission firmware update and ViewNX-i 1.2.12 for Mac released
    by [NR] admin on March 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    New software and firmware updates from Nikon: Nikon KeyMission 360 firmware version 1.5 Uncompressed equirectangular video of the view through the lens can now be output via the HDMI connector together with audio from the camera microphone. See the online manual for more information. Fixed an issue that caused visible variation in contrast in images […] Related posts:Nikon ViewNX-i version 1.2.11 released Nikon released new KeyMission 170 firmware and software updates (NX-D, ViewNX-i, Camera Control Pro, Picture Control Utility) Nikon D700 firmware update v1.03, ViewNX v2.3.2 released […]

  • Asus ZenFone 5 (2018) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Patrick Holland on March 15, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    The iPhone X "clone wars" are here. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. […]

  • Ecobee Switch Plus review - CNET
    by Ry Crist on March 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    The Ecobee Switch Plus can automate your lights using its built-in ambient light and motion detectors, and it even doubles as a teeny, tiny Echo speaker for your wall. […]

  • More megapixels! Ben Horne pixel peeps a 709.6-megapixel scan of 8 x 10 slide film
    by on March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    If you thought that 40-50 megapixels was a lot, a high-resolution drum scan of one of Ben Horne's recent 8 x 10 slide film photos will awe you. His drum scan was done by photographer Michael Strickland, who Horne highly recommends for high-resolution scanning work. Horne himself has an Epson flatbed scanner, which he states can make nice scans up to 100 megapixels. If you want something larger and higher resolution, however, you need a drum scanner. These types of scanners are expensive but create excellent results. Horne decided... (read more) […]

  • Large format macro: a crazy wet plate photography experiment
    on March 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Austrian wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter is back with another crazy large format photography experiment. This time, he decided to find a way to shoot macro photos on a large format wet plate camera. To do this, he actually had to stack two wet plate cameras front to back, bellows fully extended. Markus documented the whole experiment on his blog, and shares a behind-the-scenes 'Making Of' look at the shoot in the video above. His subject was a little snowdrop from his garden, with a simple tin-foil background for some pretty bokeh. But getting any sort of magnification with a large format camera is no easy feat. He needed a lot of distance between his film plane and the little flower. That's why he decided to 'connect' two large format wet plate cameras together, giving him enough extension to magnify the flower onto an 18x24cm plate. Here's a diagram that shows the difference between your standard "full-frame" size, a 10x12cm plate, and an 18x24cm plate (left) and that same […]

  • New Billingham bag for mirrorless users
    by Nigel Atherton on March 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Billingham has introduced a new camera bag to its range aimed at users of smaller cameras such as mirrorless systems. The Hadley Small Pro comes in a choice of six colours and, as with all Billingham bags, is made in England from high quality canvas, brass and leather materials. Full details below.Billingham Hadley Small Pro in six coloursPress Release New addition to Billingham Hadley photographic bag range provides outstanding protection for compact system cameras 14 March 2018: …Continue reading » […]

  • Must-See New Features of ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1, the Professional All-in-One Photo Editor
    by Ryan Mense on March 15, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    A free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018 made sweeping improvements to performance and image quality and also introduced new features. From importing and cataloging to editing, layer-based compositing, and printing, the new Photo RAW 2018.1 is a powerhouse for every photographer's workflow. [More... […]

  • Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 Review
    on March 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is a brand new super-fast standard prime lens for high-resolution Canon DSLR cameras. Read our review of the Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 lens (also known as the Rokinon SP 50mm f/1.2 in the US) mounted on the 50 megapixel Canon EOS 5DS R camera to find out just what it's capable of... […]

  • Oxo 8 Cup Coffee Maker Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on March 15, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    The new Oxo 8 Cup coffee maker brews everything from full pots to single servings. […]

  • Fujifilm X-H1 Review
    on March 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    The Fujifilm X-H1 is the company's range-topping APS-C camera and its most video-capable camera to date. It's based around the same 24MP sensor as the X-T2 but adds in-body image stabilization as well as a more comprehensive set of video options. The X-H1 looks like a fractionally larger X-T2 but with the sloped viewfinder 'prism' and top-panel LCD that hint at the styling of the GFX 50S. Fujifilm has also clearly been listening to critics of the X-T series and have made the camera's grip and buttons significantly larger, particularly the AE-L and newly-added AF-On buttons. Key specifications 24MP X-Trans APS-C sensor 5-axis in-body image stabilization (rated at 5EV)* 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder Touch sensitive rear LCD with two-axis tilt DCI and UHD 4K capture at up to 200 Mbps Slow motion 1080 (from 120 and 100 fps) Internal F-Log capture 24-bit audio capture Eterna/Cinema Film Simulation mode Timecode Reduced blackout in continuous shooting Twin UHS-II-compatible card slots […]

  • Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow
    on March 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Every year, Lamborghini puts on something called the "Winter Accademia." It's a week-long event wherein professional racing drivers teach clients how to drive the latest Lamborghini supercars on snow and ice—in short: one of the coolest events a motorsport photographer could cover. And this year, motorsport photojournalist Jamey Price was there to document the whole thing. I stumbled across Jamey's story earlier this week on Facebook, where he shared the Behind the Scenes video above. But rather than just post the video without further context, I reached out and asked Jamey for some details about the Winter Accademia and what it's like to shoot it. What he ended up sending us is worth publishing in full, so read on to find out what it's like to shoot the Lamborghini Winter Accademia 2018, and then scroll through the gallery at the bottom to see some Jamey's favorite shots from the event. Shooting the Lamborghini Winter Accademia 2018 Every winter, Lamborghini North America […]

  • 84.5mm Camera Filters launches new “Ultimate” line of 100mm graduated neutral density filters
    by on March 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Slovakian filter company 84.5mm/100mm has a new series of filters, the Ultimate Line. These filters are made from American CR-39 high-quality organic glass and are compatible with standard filter systems from numerous brands. The filters are hand-made in Europe and are designed for landscape, architecture and nature photography in particular. The new 100mm line of "Ultimate" filters comprises graduated neutral density filters with both soft and hard edges and strengths ranging from 0.3 to 0.9 (ND2 to ND8). You can see the full... (read more) […]

  • Olympus PEN E-PL9 Review
    on March 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    The Olympus PEN E-PL9 is a stylish new entry-level mirrorless camera aimed at smartphone owners looking to buy an interchangeable lens camera for the first time. The E-PL9 also has a lot to offer more experienced photographers, though, as we find out in our in-depth Olympus PEN E-PL9 review... […]

  • Review: Canon EOS M50 by Cinema5D
    by Canon Rumors on March 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Cinema5D has completed their hands on review of the Canon EOS M50, Canon’s latest mirrorless release. The review is mostly positive for the new mirrorless camera, although they do describe the 4K implementation as an “afterthought”, which isn’t what most people wanted from this camera. From Cinema5D: The Canon M50 is a nice, powerful and affordable little Read more... […]

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Confirmed
    by Canon Rumors on March 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

    We reported a couple of months ago that a new EF 70-200mm was coming some time in 2018. Unfortunately, it’s not a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. Instead it looks like we’re getting an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II. We are unsure of the exact announcement date for this new lens, but ahead of Read more... […]

  • Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Confirmed
    by Canon Rumors on March 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

    We reported last month that an EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM was coming ahead of Photokina in August of 2018, and it looks like that is now confirmed according to Nokishita. Other sites had reported that a EF-M 32mm f/1.8 STM was on the way, but it turns out our original speed on the lens was Read more... […]

  • Fujifilm X-A5 Sample Images
    on March 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Fujifilm X-A3 entry-level compact system camera, which offers 24 megapixels, 4K video recording and Bluetooth connectivity. […]

  • 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport review - Roadshow
    by Tim Stevens on March 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The street-friendly TRD Sport doesn't have the cushiest ride, but a strong motor and sweet-shifting six-speed make for a solid everyday truck. […]

  • 84.5mm / 100mm Ultimate Line ND Filters
    on March 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

    European company 84.5mm / 100mm camera filters have just introduced a new series of photographic filters called ULTIMATE LINE. These are 100mm wide Neutral density camera filters made of high quality organic glass CR-39 and are fully compatible with all other standard filter systems / holders of various brands. […]

  • Myanmar with the Nikon D850 and Sony A9 by Mark Seymour
    by Steve Huff on March 15, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Myanmar with the Nikon D850 and Sony A9 by Mark Seymour This February I took a group of photographers on a Myanmar photography workshop, with Nikon School UK. The group included professional working photographers and keen [... […]

  • Nikon 180-400mm f/4E vs. 200-500mm f/5.6E lens specifications comparison
    by [NR] admin on March 14, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    A quick specifications comparison between the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens that just started shipping and the significantly cheaper and very popular AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR: Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E Type F mount Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and built-in 1.4x teleconverter F mount, […] Related posts:Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs. 500mm f/4G ED VR lens specifications comparison Nikon TC-14E III vs. TC-14E II specifications comparison, lens compatibility Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E vs. 200-400mm f/4G vs. 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G specifications comparison […]

  • Google explains the tech behind the Pixel 2's Motion Photos feature
    on March 14, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Apple was the first mobile manufacturer to popularize still/video hybrid files with its Live Photos that were introduced on the iPhone 6s. Google then launched the Motion Stills app to improve and stabilize Apple's Live Photos, and ported the system to the Android world soon after. For the new Motion Photos feature on its latest Pixel 2 devices Google built on Motion Stills, improving the technology by using advanced stabilization that combines the devices' soft and hardware capabilities. As before, Motion Photos captures a full-res JPEG with an embedded 3 second video clip every time you hit the shutter. However, on the Pixel 2, the video clip also contains motion metadata that is derived from the gyroscope and optical image stabilization sensors. This data is used to optimize trimming and stabilization of the motion photo and, combined with software based visual tracking, the new approach approach aligns the background more precisely than we've seen in the previous Motion Stills […]

  • Novoflex's new TrioPod PRO75 modular tripod can handle 'immense load'
    on March 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Novoflex has announced an expansion of its TrioPod tripod product line with the launch of the TrioPod PRO75 model. This is a high-capacity advanced spider tripod, according to Novoflex, which claims that the PRO75 model can be used "for even the heaviest photo and video equipment." Novoflex explains that its new PRO75 tripod is constructed with 8-layered carbon fiber legs alongside reinforced components. Buyers have a choice between three or four-section carbon fiber legs, as well as a pair of mini legs. The PRO75 model also supports existing TrioPod legs. The PRO base by itself will run you over $880 USD. The TrioPod PRO75 model can support a maximum load of 65kg / 143lbs and has a total of seven leg lock positions at 23-, 43-, 45-, 65-, 87-, 155-, and 180-degrees. The tripod is made with a high level of versatility in mind, offering support for most 75mm accessories and both 1/4" and 3/8" connections, a removable base plate for using a leveling ball, and a self-locking geared […]

  • How I Shot This Beauty Image With a Five-Foot Octa Softbox
    by Shavonne Wong on March 14, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Beauty photography can be a lot of fun to shoot, and that is what keeps me eager to keep progressing in my craft. But it does come with its own set of problems! [More... […]

  • Video: 360° 8K timelapse of the aurora borealis during a lunar eclipse
    on March 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Photographer William Briscoe captured this spectacular 360° 8K timelapse on January 31st near Fairbanks, Alaska. He shared the video on his YouTube channel and Facebook page a few weeks ago, alongside this description: Here is a 360 video of the Lunar Eclipse, Alaska style, which I filmed on January 31st near Fairbanks. Lady Aurora, being the Diva she is, just couldn't let the moon have all the attention that night, so she made a nice showing as well. If you have VR glasses of some sort, by all means slap them on! If not, simply drag the video around until you spot the moon, then watch as it disappears and becomes a black disk by about 30 seconds in, allowing the aurora to cover it entirely for the duration of the eclipse. Unfortunately, capturing both aurora and eclipse in a single exposure is not possible, something Briscoe revealed in a comment on YouTube: It is a composite video. The difference between the settings required to properly expose the moon and the Aurora is too […]

  • Canon G1X III Field Test Part I: Premium PowerShot camera gets a larger sensor but less zoom
    by on March 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Click here to read the Canon G1X III Field Test Part I The Canon G1X Mark III is very different from its predecessor. One of the biggest changes is the shift from a 12-megapixel, 1.5-inch type sensor to a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. Along with this increase in megapixel count and sensor size, the built-in lens has gone from a 5x zoom down to a 3x zoom. In my first Field Test for the G1X III, I explore the image quality of the camera not only in terms of its new, larger sensor but also with its 24-72mm-eq. zoom lens. How much... (read more) […]

  • Vivo's AI-powered 'Super-HDR' tech takes on Google's HDR+
    on March 14, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Google's HDR+ mode is widely regarded as the current benchmark for computational imaging on smartphones, but Chinese manufacturer Vivo wants to unseat the champion. Earlier today, Vivo announced its AI-powered Super HDR feature—a direct competitor to the Google system found in Pixel devices. Super HDR is designed to improve HDR performance while keeping a natural and "unprocessed" look. To achieve this, the system captures 12 exposures (Google uses 9) and merges them into a composite image, allowing for a fine control over image processing. Additionally, AI-powered scene detection algorithms identify different elements of a scene—for example: people, the sky, the clouds, rocks, trees, etc.—and adjust exposure for each of them individually. According to Vivo, the end result looks more natural than most images that use the simpler tone-mapping technique. Looking at the provided sample images, the system appears to be doing an impressive job. That said, these kind of […]

  • Cherry Blossom Peak in D.C. Delayed
    by Trey Amick on March 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Once a year over a million people head to the tidal basin area of Washington D.C. in hopes of catching a glimpse of the thousands of beautiful cherry blossoms lining the streets. This year you may need to adjust your schedule to catch the peak bloom.  [More... […]

  • Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 Sample Images
    on March 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens, mounted on a 50-megapixel Canon EOS 5DS R camera. The Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 is a new premium manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame DSLR and mirrorless cameras. […]

  • Three videos with trio of professionals all focus on lighting techniques and styles
    by on March 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Photographer and educator Marc Silber has produced three videos recently all centered around lighting. He regularly sits down with talented photographers to get tips straight from the pros, which is what he has done with the trio of videos below. Let's take a look and see what we can learn! The first video is with Fletch Murray, who has been a photographer and filmmaker for over 30 years. In fact, Murray has won a pair of Emmys for his work. He often utilizes lighting techniques that have been around since the days of Rembrandt... (read more) […]

  • Sony A7 III Unboxing
    on March 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Are you patiently waiting for your Sony A7 III pre-order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest 35mm full-frame camera? The Sony A7 III mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, but before we bring you our full Sony A7 III review, here's an unboxing gallery to whet your appetite... […]

  • An Update on Canon’s NAB 2018 Announcements [CR3]
    by Canon Rumors on March 14, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    A couple of days ago, we posted an article about an upcoming 4K Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark III. We warned you to take the report with a grain of salt, but you may have actually needed the whole salt shaker. A Cinema EOS C100 Mark III is NOT coming to NAB. Canon’s big announcement Read more... […]

  • Tips and tricks for what you should—and should not do—with your drone
    by on March 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Using a DJI Mavic Pro, photographer Mark Wallace has created a new video about drone "do's and don'ts" for Adorama as part of his "Exploring Photography" series. It can be simple to capture great drone footage, but there are also some little small mistakes that are easy to make. Wallace offers many tips and tricks for what you should do -- including holding your shot -- and also discusses the things you should not do -- such as flying your drone in illegal or unsafe areas. (Via Adorama) (read more) […]

  • NOVOFLEX TrioPod PRO75
    on March 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The NOVOFLEX TrioPod PRO75 is an advanced tripod spider which offers exceptional stability and immense load capacity (143 lbs/65 kg). The system can be purchased with 3 or 4 section carbon fiber legs plus two mini legs for maximum versatility. […]

  • Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit
    on March 14, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Leica Camera is now offering the versatile Leica D-Lux camera in a brand new set. In addition to the camera, the set includes accessories such as an automatic lens cap and improved Leica Rope Strap in a vibrant red.The Leica D-Lux Explorer Kit will be available worldwide beginning on March 22nd. […]

  • LyfieEye200 is World's Smallest 360° VR Camera
    on March 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    LyfieEye200 is the world’s smallest and lightest 360° VR/AR camera. It connects to Android phones to create 360° content, and has VR and AR capabilities to boot. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 13 March with a target of USD 20,000 to put the device into mass production. It has an SRP of USD 159. […]

  • Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Review
    on March 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ is the smallest and lightest zoom lens available for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Featuring a zoom range of 23-69mm (full-frame equivalent) and an electronic zoom mechanism, is the diminutive Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ worth considering? Read our in-depth Fujifilm 15-45mm review to find out... […]

  • Billingham Hadley Small Pro
    on March 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The Billingham Hadley Small Pro is a new shoulder bag for small mirrorless system cameras, rangefinders and mid-sized DSLRs. The new bag will be available in six classic colour combinations from the end of March 2018 and will have a suggested retail price of £200. […]

  • Gourmia Cold-Cooker Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on March 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    The Wi-Fi-connected Cool-Cooker from Gourmia uses both heat and cold to make meals at the right time. […]

  • A secret tip for improving your forest and woodland landscape photography
    by on March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Woodland photography is very challenging. However, it's worth the effort when you get great results. Like with sweeping vistas, light and composition are critical. However, unlike more expansive landscapes or seascapes, woodland landscape images are typically more chaotic. How do you deal with that chaos? Photographer and educator Nigel Danson has released a new video specifically about improving your landscape photography in woodlands and forests. Danson has a special secret for helping you improve your woodland photography.... (read more) […]

  • New Manfrotto 360-degree​ Virtual Reality Products
    on March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Manfrotto has introduced some brand new additions to its 360-degree Virtual Reality range. The new products include the VR Selfie Stick, VR PIXI EVO Kit, VR Aluminium Boom, VR Aluminium Tripod and VR Complete Stand. […]

  • GFX 50S Firmware Update 3.00
    on March 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Fujifilm have just released Firmware Update 3.00 for the GFX 50S camera. This update adds Focus Bracketing, 35mm Format Mode and expands the compatibility of the H MOUNT ADAPTER G. […]

  • 2018 Hyundai Accent review - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on March 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The most affordable Hyundai on the lot isn't a bad way to go. […]

  • Issue Discovered With The EOS 5D Mark IV, Firmware Fix Coming
    by Canon Rumors on March 14, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Canon Rumors readers Darach G. (Darachphotography) has uncovered an issue with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that Canon themselves have confirmed. The firmware to fix the issue below should come within the next 4-8 weeks. Darach G. explains the issue and how Canon handled it: I was testing out the various remote control options Read more... […]

  • Olympus PEN E-PL9
    by (David O) on March 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

    The latest Olympus PEN camera, a minor update to its predecessor, is designed for social media bloggers who want 4K movie recording and plenty of built-in special effects. […]

  • Chi Touchscreen Clothing Iron Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Ashlee Clark-Thompson on March 13, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    This year, Chi will release a $150 touchscreen clothing iron that has the same straightening tech as the company's hair products. […]

  • Simple Lighting Setups Using Little or No Equipment
    by Marissa Alden on March 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I’m a big believer that you don’t need expensive equipment and a complicated lighting set up to create beautiful images. Some of my favorite images were captured with a really simple lighting setup and with little or no lighting equipment at all. Sometimes too much emphasis is often put on equipment and we can easily get caught up in complicated lighting and expensive gear. [More... […]

  • Taking the Stress Out of High-Pressure Shoots
    by Aaron Patton on March 13, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    March Madness is almost here! For the players, that means a lot of press and hype both on and off the court. For photographers tasked with showing them off, it means doing our best to make it all run smoothly. [More... […]

  • Fitbit Ace Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Scott Stein on March 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    The $100 band aims to get your children into the mix. […]

  • Scouting and searching for compelling landscape compositions
    by on March 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Photographer Adam Gibbs spends a lot of time on and around Vancouver Island. This area is rich with beautiful scenes of nature. However, it is not an area conducive to simply pointing and clicking. Its forests are complex and its waterways meandering, so you really need to put a lot of careful thought and consideration into how you compose the frame. It's hard to turn interesting chaos into beautiful simplicity. You'll learn right off the bat in the video below that Gibbs is visiting an unfamiliar area. He's on an "exploratory... (read more) […]

  • Storebound Sobro Side Table Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on March 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    This fully loaded bedside table lulls you to sleep while it recharges your phone and other mobile gear. […]

  • Sony Executive: Expects Canon and Nikon full frame mirrorless by this year
    by Richard on March 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    I’m sure this is quite worrying for Sony. Up to now they have had this particular niche market for themselves; now it seems that Sony’s expecting competition soon. DPReview interviewed  Sony’s Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group, Kenji Tanaka who has this to say; Q: One of the reasons that companies like Sigma Read more... […]

  • “Undercover” in Afghanistan with a Leica M10 by John Milton
    by Steve Huff on March 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    “Undercover” in Afghanistan with a Leica M10 by John Milton – His INSTANRAM is HERE. Other Posts by John are HERE.  Hi Steve, I’m back with a dose of insanity. After getting married at the top of [... […]

  • Recreating natural light using a single flash: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman
    by on March 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    As part of their ongoing "Two Minute Tips" video series, Adorama and photographer David Bergman have released a new video about recreating natural light using a single flash. Some photographers spend a lot of money trying to artificially recreate the look of the sun. However, you need not spend thousands of dollars to pull off a very natural-looking appearance. Check out Bergman's video below to learn more and stay tuned to Imaging Resource for future "Two Minute Tips" videos. (Via Adorama) (read more) […]

  • Sony executive predicts that Nikon will release a new full-frame mirrorless camera in the next 12 months
    by [NR] admin on March 13, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I am not sure if anyone will be surprised by this statement, but Dpreview reports that during their interview with Sony at the CP+, Kenji Tanaka (Sony Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group) shared his personal opinion that Nikon will announce a new full-frame mirrorless camera in the next 12 months: "This is just […] Related posts:Sony pushed Nikon from the #2 spot in U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, according to Sony A quick update on the rumored Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera Z-mount What is the most expensive full frame camera set? (Canon vs. Sony vs. Nikon vs. Pentax) […]

  • Fujifilm adds two big new features to the GFX 50S medium format camera
    by on March 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Fujifilm has released two new firmware updates for their medium-format Fujifilm GFX system. In addition to update version 3.0 for the camera itself, which will be detailed below, Fujifilm has released update 1.1 for the Fujifilm H Mount Adapter G. Further, the Tether Plugin Pro for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC has been updated to version 1.8. Now on to the biggest announcement, version 3.0 for the Fujifilm GFX 50S. This update can be downloaded here and includes a pair of particularly big updates. The first is the addition of focus... (read more) […]

  • Panasonic EVA1 vs Canon C200 – Camera Shootout 2018
    by (planetMitch) on March 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Via Zacuto: Our shootouts are back!! Side by side, Bruce Logan, ASC put the Panasonic EVA1 and Canon C200 through a series of tests. Get the results LIVE when Bruce, ... The post Panasonic EVA1 vs Canon C200 – Camera Shootout 2018 appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesTop 10 Things to Know About Magic Lantern Hack for Canon DSLRsDon’t Miss It! B&H Live Panel Discussion On The New Panasonic Lumix GH5sDP Elle Schneider Talks About Shooting With The Panasonic EVA1&nbs […]

  • Canon wants a 50% marketshare
    by Richard on March 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Canon recently did their annual corporate strategy conference and there’s a pretty surprising statement from Canon in the middle of their speech summary.  They were extremely bullish when it came to the camera side of the company as they dropped the gauntlet when it comes to mirrorless and their overall marketshare stating; .. in our core Read more... […]

  • The creativity and artistry of food photography; plus a closer look at Capture One 11’s color editor
    by on March 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Food photographer Patricia Niven is the latest featured professional in Capture One's new "Dedication" marketing campaign. The campaign is looking at what it takes to be a professional photographer and how Capture One helps different pros with their work. "I think it's really interesting to work with food because while it may seem inanimate, I see it very much as a character. It looks so beautiful, the colors, the origin, the way it is an artist's material for a chef," Niven says of food photography. She gets to be around other... (read more) […]

  • Anker Zolo Liberty Plus review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on March 13, 2018 at 11:15 am

    At their early-bird price of $99, the Anker Zolo Liberty Plus was a good deal. But a price hike makes them less attractive. […]

  • Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition (GL503VM) review - CNET
    by Lori Grunin on March 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    This Hero's marketing may be what's "optimized" for MOBA, but it's still a solid all-around gaming laptop. […]

  • Ben Horne travels back to Zion and finds a land frozen in time
    by on March 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Photographer Ben Horne spent some time at Zion this autumn -- you can see the videos from his trip at his YouTube channel -- and he's gone back for winter shooting. With his large-format film camera gear in tow, Horne was surprised to find that some of the fall color was still around. Further, the area didn't look very different in January when he returned. While the scenery was similar, the sand in the area was more frozen and had a nice look to it, so Horne treaded very carefully as to not disturb a potential foreground... (read more) […]

  • 2018 Audi TT RS review - Roadshow
    by Emme Hall on March 13, 2018 at 9:00 am

    There is nothing staid about this stellar sports car. […]

  • What Is Fine Art Portrait Photography?
    by Dakota Murphey on March 12, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    You may be familiar with portrait photography, but have you ever had the pleasure of experiencing the fine art form? If you haven’t, it’s time you did. Fine art portrait photography has exploded in the luxury portraiture photography market in recent years. The results are superbly evocative and make simply stunning wall art. [More... […]

  • Why the iPhone X Isn’t the Best Option for Product Photography
    by Stephen Kampff on March 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Until recently, you might expect the iPhone to be the phone of choice for product shots. However I’ve done some digging, and found that Apple’s latest and greatest is being put aside. [More... […]

  • Instant Pot Max Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on March 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    The Instant Pot Max cooks faster thanks to higher pressure. It also sports slick touchscreen controls. […]

  • An Update on Canonbot
    by Canon Rumors on March 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Samantha from Canon Canada customer support reached out to us for a bit of a backstory on what we called “Canonbot”. It turns out that she built “Canonbot”, telling us: I actually made that lil robot. The story behind it is that there were a couple of guys in a canoe and it tipped. Their Read more... […]

  • Optoma UHD60 review - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on March 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Sure the Optoma UHD60 projector looks slightly sharper with 4K, but superb contrast is its real strength. […]

  • Gogogate2 review - CNET
    by Molly Price on March 12, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    The Gogogate2 provides remote access, IFTTT-powered voice-assistant control and support for multiple cameras. […]

  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens listed as discontinued at Nikon UK store
    by [NR] admin on March 12, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I am not sure if this is a mistake, but the Nikon UK store lists the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens as discontinued (this listing has been online at least for a few weeks): The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens was announced in March 2013 and it's currently in stock […] Related posts:Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D lens listed as discontinued Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR lens listed as discontinued Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED lens listed as discontinued […]

  • Most Expensive Camera Ever Auctioned for €2.4 Million (and it's a Leica)
    on March 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The Leica 0-series no. 122 camera fetched an incredible €2.4 million (over £2.1 million) during the 32nd WestLicht Camera Auction in Vienna last weekend, making it most expensive historic camera auctioned to date. […]

  • Kingston ‘Canvas’ Flash Memory Cards
    on March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Kingston ‘Canvas’ Flash memory cards have just been launched. There are three different variations in both SD and microSD cards, Select, Go, and React, to suit consumers’ needs. Canvas React offer Class 10 UHS-I U3 speeds up to 100MB/s read, 80MB/s write, perfect for capturing 4K video or taking burst-mode photos. […]

  • Razer Core V2 review - CNET
    by Sean Hollister on March 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Could external GPUs finally kill the desktop? […]

  • A 4K Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark III Coming for NAB 2018 Next Month? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on March 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    We know that at least one Cinema EOS camera will be replaced ahead of NAB 2018 next month, and the best is that we’ll see a Cinema EOS C100 Mark III, though we haven’t received full confirmation as of yet. An unknown source has told us that we’ll be seeing a 4K capable C100 Mark Read more... […]

  • NeoFinder DAM Tool Now Supports Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer Files
    on March 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The NeoFinder DAM tool can now set keywords, ratings, descriptions and many more text fields for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer files. A free NeoFinder demo version can be downloaded from the NeoFinder website, the price for new users starts at 29,00 (EUR). […]

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Development Continues [CR2]
    by Canon Rumors on March 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We continue to hear that an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is in development, while we don’t believe it’s on the 2018 road map at this time, we are confident such a lens is coming. The latest source claims that the lens is in the final stages of development and that the next phase will be Read more... […]

  • Win a Datacolor SpyderCHECKR and Get Picture Perfect Colour!
    on March 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    We’ve teamed up with Datacolor to give you the opportunity to get your hands on a SpyderCHECKR colour chart. Datacolor’s SpyderCHECKR helps you achieve picture perfect colour right from the very start of your photography work flow by ensuring that your colours are accurate from the moment of capture, giving you more control in the print and edit stages. The SpyderCHECKR calibration software works by analysing the results of a test photo shot with the colour chart and creating an instant custom profile which you can then apply in your workflow with RAW import software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Hasselblad Phocus, for automatic colour correction. The SpyderCHECKR helps you colour calibrate your camera, perform precision in-camera white balance, record known-colour samples, and obtain consistent accurate colour within a standard RAW processing workflow.  How to enter the competition To be in with a chance of winning the SpyderCHECKR, all you have to […]

  • Sony A7 III review
    by Gordon Laing on March 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The Sony Alpha A7 III is the latest 'entry-level' model in the full-frame Alpha mirrorless series. It features a new 24 MP back-illuminated sensor, built-in stabilisation, a 693-point AF system, 10fps shooting, 4k video, and the longest battery of a mirrorless to date. Check out my in-depth review!… The post Sony A7 III review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Punks Brian Travel Tripod from ​​3 Legged Thing
    on March 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Punks Brian is a new travel tripod from 3 Legged Thing, lightweight for portability at only 1.45 kg / 3.0 lb, and compact for transportation, folding to just 41 cm / 16.5 ". The brand new Punks Brian is priced at £269.99 and will be unveiled at The Photography Show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 17-20th March 2018. […]

  • How to Create Captivating Self Portraits
    by Eli Dreyfuss on March 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Have you ever had an incredible idea, but couldn't find a model to help you? Learn how to bring your vision to life through the art of self portraits. [More... […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #461 (part 2)
    by [NR] admin on March 11, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    → Novoflex announced new adapters for using Nikon lenses on the Hasselblad X1D medium format camera. → New Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL flash announced (compatible with Nikon): "The most powerful and portable TTL light ever designed", more info available here. → A new version of the ControlMyNikon tethering software has been released: it has a new GPU-powered […] Related posts:New Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens for Nikon F-mount announced Weekly Nikon news flash #372 This is the upcoming Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 distortion-free lens for Nikon F mount from Venus Optics […]

  • How to Get Bookings From Your Photography Website
    by Scott Choucino on March 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Most clients today look at a digital portfolio rather than a printed book. Granted, the higher up the ladder you go, the more it leads toward print, but for the vast majority of us trying to make a living from photography, digital is king. Here are some tips on how to get bookings from your website.  [More... […]

  • Weekly Nikon news flash #461 (part 1)
    by [NR] admin on March 11, 2018 at 6:32 am

    → Thom Hogan's Nikon D850 guide is now available.   → Nikon released a new compact camera in Japan with the color patterns of a train. → Nikon D850 vs. Fujifilm GFX 50S image quality comparison by Camera Jabber: The image quality potential of both these cameras is incredible. The GFX 50S’s physically larger medium format sensor […] Related posts:Weekly Nikon news flash #445 Weekly news flash #443 Nikon D850 edition (with D850 vs. a7r III comparisons) Weekly Nikon news flash #460 […]

  • Canon: Top Dog or Underdog?
    by Ryan Mense on March 10, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Canon is king, but they sure aren’t getting that level of respect from photographers. What does this mean for their future? [More... […]

  • New from ROCK N ROLL Straps! Napa Straps
    by Steve Huff on March 10, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    New from ROCK N ROLL Straps! Napa Straps Camera straps have never been that soft before! The Napa M and Napa SL straps, are made from Napa calfskin. Calfskin is particularly valuable because of its softness [... […]

  • Interview with Nikon at the CP+ show: 100 MP full frame sensor, mirrorless, IBIS, innovation
    by [NR] admin on March 10, 2018 at 2:43 am

    The French website Focus Numerique published their interview with Nikon from the 2018 CP+ show. Here is a quick recap (the original article is not accessible in the US): Nikon on a possible 100 MP full frame sensor - it's possible once we solve diffraction and other issues: It will be possible! Diffraction is governed by physical laws […] Related posts:New interview with Tetsuro Goto from Nikon: “full frame is the trend, if Nikon will go mirrorless it must be full frame” A quick update on the rumored Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera Z-mount Rumor: Aptina developing a new full frame CMOS sensor for Nikon […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on March 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    It has one ace up its sleeve to top the fully equipped Galaxy S9. […]

  • Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens now shipping, new test photos
    by [NR] admin on March 9, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    A reader in Switzerland already received his new Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens ($12,396.95) and shared some sample/test photos: Finally, my long awaited Nikkor 180-400 F4 TC arrived and I can tell you - it’s huge, it’s heavy, it’s expensive - BUT IT’S WORTH IT. I took it on a small tour around […] Related posts:Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens pre-order links More test photos taken with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens will be priced around $10,000, shipping will start in Marc […]

  • COOPH Field Jackets Now in Taupe and Olive
    on March 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    COOPH Field Jackets are now available in two new colorways, ‘Taupe’ and ‘Olive’. From quick-access smartphone pockets to inner and outer compartments, the field jacket offers a variety of storage solutions to keep your camera accessories and daily essentials well within reach. […]

  • New Kit at The Photography Show 2018
    on March 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    The Photography Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 17 – 20 March with leading exhibitors and manufacturers present on the show floor.&nbs […]

  • Photo North Festival
    on March 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Photo North is a brand new photo festival held in the spa town of Harrogate, UK. Iconic names including Jane Hilton, Tom Oldham, Tom Stoddart, Paula Bronstein, Jenny Matthews, Anastasia Taylor Lind and Dean Belcher will be participating in the show, being held from 9-11 November 2018. […]

  • Cactus X-TTL for Nikon is Available Now
    on March 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Cactus have just added support for cross-brand TTL on-camera and wireless cross-brand TTL in off-camera setup for Nikon. With the Nikon firmware now available, the remaining Canon camera system is scheduled to be released soon. And once the Canon version is released, the existing X-TTL firmware for Fujifilm, Sigma and Sony, which are running on the old protocol, will be updated to the new protocol accordingly. […]

  • Irix at The Photography Show 2018
    on March 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Irix will be at The Photography Show 2018, NEC, Birmingham between the 17th and the 20th of March. You’ll be able to test the 11mm (pictured) and 15mm Irix wide angle lenses, save up to 20% on their products, and see something totally new within the Irix product family. […]

  • Mission Workshop Capsule Padded Case For DSLR And Mirrorless Cameras
    on March 9, 2018 at 9:30 am

    The Capsule is a padded camera case that fits inside all Mission Workshop backpacks of 22-liters and larger to create a durable and weatherproof camera pack. The Capsule Camera Insert is built to keep your camera gear and other fragile equipment safe and secure. It is a nylon case with carry handle that is padded on all exterior sides and has padded internal dividers that can be easily configured on the fly. […]

  • Amazon: Nikon D850 will be in stock on March 13th
    by [NR] admin on March 8, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    The Nikon D850 will be in stock at Amazon on March 13th according to an updated product listing - if you place an order today, you should get the camera next week. Update - Amazon now shows March 17th as the in-stock date for the D850. Here are the latest shipping dates for existing D850 pre-orders for […] Related posts:It’s February 13th, 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock in the US It’s January 1st 2018 and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock Update on the latest Nikon D850 shipments in the US […]

  • Something to Consider When Building A Lens Portfolio By Arend-Jan Westerhuis
    by Steve Huff on March 8, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Something to Consider When Building A Lens Portfolio By Arend-Jan Westerhuis – Website is HERE With the rise of mirrorless camera’s comes a resurgence of the use of legacy glass, and there is a lot [... […]

  • Citograph 50mm f/2.8 Lens Launches on Kickstarter
    on March 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The Citograph 50mm f/2.8 lens has just been launched on Kickstarter. Billed as "the most versatile & lightweight creativity lens ever with razor sharpness, dreamy bokeh and intense colors", the Citograph 50mm f/2.8 is scheduled to be shipped to backs by November 2018, if it meets its goal of £21,577. It will be available in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X and Leica M (manual only). […]