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  • Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on March 20, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    The third-generation smart sprinkler can use an add-on to detect leaks and sports more localized weather info. […]

  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Sean Hollister on March 20, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has arrived on phones. Here's how to keep up with the PC and Xbox crowd. […]

  • Nimbus Data ExaDrive pushes SSD capacity record to 100TB
    on March 20, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Only a few weeks ago Samsung set a new record for SSD-drive capacity with its latest 30TB model. The achievement didn't stand for long; US company Nimbus Data just shot past Samsung's benchmark with the launch of a gargantuan 100TB drive. The company says the “ExaDrive DC series raises the bar in SSD power efficiency, density, and write endurance”. At a 85% lower claimed power consumption than the competition (0.1 Watts/TB) the new drive is the world’s most efficient SSD which, according to Nimbus, means a 42% reduction cost of ownership per terabyte. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2.5 million hours, or over 285 years, longevity of the drive should be ensured as well but the the ExaDrive's selling point is of course capacity. According to the Nimbus press release the drive has “capacity to store 20 million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data in a device small enough to fit in your back pocket.” As a photographer you're […]

  • DJI Phantom 5 leak hints at interchangeable lens camera system
    on March 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    A pair of images show what may be the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone featuring an interchangeable lens camera. The drone model hasn't yet been announced and details about it aren't yet officially available. However, leaks and rumors surrounding the drone have increased in past weeks, one of the most recent coming from Twitter user OsitaLV. A drone said to possibly be the DJI Phantom 5 is featured in two tweeted images. The drone itself is mostly blurred, the only exception being a dark armature and what appears to be a silver or grey body. The drone's camera, however, is featured front and center, appearing to reveal the presence of an interchangeable lens system. The same user claimed in a later tweet, "DJI said that the leaked photo of the [Phantom 5] is a customized drone for designated users, not for sale." The user expressed skepticism about that claim, but no official statements have been made. OsitaLV again tweeted a leak later on, that one a sketch featuring a drone said to be […]

  • Inexpensive Apple Backup Solution for Photographers
    by Derrick Ruf on March 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    If you want to preserve your photos, it is a great idea to make certain you have a backup system in place. As obvious as that sounds, there are still more than a few out there who live life on the edge, and have yet to be bothered with backing up their work. For those of you I offer this inexpensive, and mostly automated, Apple specific backup option you can put in place today.  [More... […]

  • This Photographer Got Run Over by a 2.5-Ton Truck and Bounced Back
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Kaleb White is an outdoor photographer who has had to overcome a difficult challenge that most people will never face. Two years ago, while shooting in New Zealand, White was run over and crushed by a 2.5-ton truck. White had been spending a week in the great outdoors, shooting photos of wild stag and hunters […]

  • Understanding how to read and utilize a histogram to improve your photography
    by on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    There are few things as universally useful and important to understand in digital photography than the histogram. There are plenty of ways to learn about the histogram, but Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid's new video is certainly a solid choice. In under ten minutes, you can learn to read a histogram properly and figure out what kind of information it contains. Further, you can learn more about how a histogram works within Photoshop. If you have a spike in your histogram on the left, that means you've clipped your black levels and... (read more) […]

  • Jabra Elite 65e Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by David Carnoy on March 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    The Elite 65e wireless headphone has active noise-cancelling and promises great call quality and strong music performance. […]

  • This Robot is Made of Canon DSLR Gear
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    If you ever completely total a pricey collection of camera equipment, perhaps you should consider turning it into a one-of-a-kind robot sculpture for your home or office. Craig of Canon Rumors was visiting the Canon Canada customer service center earlier this month when he came across the strange sight above: a robot made of high-end […]

  • Back in Stock: Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body $2379 (Reg $3299)
    by Canon Rumors on March 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Did you miss last week’s Canon EOS 5D Mark IV deal? Good news! It’s back at the Canon USA Store. Use the coupon code MRGREENIE during checkout to see the sale price of $2379. Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body $2379 (Reg $3299) […]

  • Shooting Personal Work While Traveling
    by Shavonne Wong on March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    First thing's first, personal work is incredibly important. Client work often pays the bills but the most fundamental personal development you’re going to experience is when you take your vision and execute it. I would say that applies to just about anyone and certainly to photographers. [More... […]

  • $10 eBay Photo Turns Out to be Picture of Jesse James Worth $2,000,000+
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    How’s this for a lucky photo find: a 19th-century tintype photo purchased from eBay for just $10 has been identified as an extremely rare portrait of the infamous outlaw Jesse James… worth an estimated $2 million+. Fox News reports that Justin Whiting of Spalding, U.K., was browsing eBay in July 2017 when he came across […]

  • Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part II: There is simply no better filmmaking camera under $10K
    by on March 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Click here to read the Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part II Every time I see the price point of Panasonic GH cameras, I still shake my head in disbelief. At $2500 for the GH5S, you're getting a monumentally powerful filmmaking tool that performs well above the average, even when going beyond the $10,000 price point. Under $10,000? There is no competition, especially considering the value. With a plethora of capture options, 4K at 60 frames per second (and 1080p up to 240 frames... (read more) […]

  • Today only: Coupon code gives you 15% discount (max $50) on all eBay products!
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Today only you save 15% (with max $50 discount) on all eBay products including Sony gear with the coupon code “PSPRINGTIME“. At you get 20% off products in the Overstock category and 7% off all other products with code “SPRING03A”   The post Today only: Coupon code gives you 15% discount (max $50) on all eBay products! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • American photographer Richard Frishman captures two prizes in 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
    by on March 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    In the 11th edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards, the competition saw 320,000 submissions -- a new record -- coming in from over 200 different countries and territories. Ahead of the overall winners being unveiled on April 19, Sony and the World Photography Organization have shared the winners of the ten "Open" categories and the winners of the various National Awards. You can see the full list of winners from among the ten "Open" categories here. We want to highlight the work of American Richard Frishman, who took... (read more) […]

  • RIP Canon's Chuck Westfall, 1952-2018
    on March 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Chuck Westfall, pictured in front of our studio test scene on a visit to DPReview to show us the EOS 7D Mark II, in 2014. We were sad to learn that Chuck Westfall, 35-year veteran of Canon USA and friend of the site, passed away last week. At the time of his death he held the position of Product Planning Advisor for Canon's Imaging Technology & Communications Group. After DPReview moved to Seattle in 2010, Chuck became our primary point of contact for technical questions and product briefings on high-end products in the USA. His pride in Canon's portfolio of cameras and lenses and his very genuine love of photography was undimmed, even after more than 30 years at the company. During this time he played a key role in the development of countless flagship products, both film and digital. A legendary figure within our industry, probably the nearest Chuck ever came to being a household name was as a result of the briefly-famous 'fake Chuck Westfall' blog of the late 2000s - which […]

  • These Photo Tiles Transform Walls Into Soviet Apartment Blocks
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 20, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Here’s an unusual way to decorate a wall with photos: the Lithuanian design studio Gyva Grafika printed photos of apartment windows onto tiles. Once installed, they make any wall look like a Soviet-era concrete apartment block. Here’s a closer look at the tiles, which each show a different window (and sometimes residents): The Calvert Journal […]

  • It Can Happen to You: My Photo Hard Drive Just Failed
    by Alex Cooke on March 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    In between my music and photography work, I have a lot of hard drives. But even so, I've never had one fail, until just two days ago. It went without warning: no crunching sounds, no notifications, just a red light. [More... […]

  • This Guy Flew His Camera Drone to 33,000 Feet
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    People commonly send up cameras on weather balloons these days to shoot photos and videos from extreme altitudes, but one Russian man recently did something different: he flew a camera drone to 33,000 feet (~10km). The pilot, Денис Корякин, was flying a hobbyist drone that weighs 2.34 pounds (1.06kg) and has a flight time of […]

  • Nikon announces the D850 Filmmaking Kit that includes camera, lenses, sound & monitor
    by on March 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Nikon has announced the D850 Filmmaker's Kit, which is a custom bundle of products specific to the U.S. market. Nikon says the kit is "designed for content creators and filmmakers looking to take full advantage of the D850’s extensive video capabilities and controls." The D850 itself offers full-frame 4K UHD video capture in both 24 and 30p, 8K and 4K timelapse along with focus peaking, zebra, HDMI output and "enhanced audio control," so there is quite a bit for those looking to create videos on the... (read more) […]

  • Nest Hello review - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on March 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

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

  • Nikon introduces a new D850 filmmaker’s kit
    by [NR] admin on March 20, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Nikon introduced a new D850 filmmaker's kit for the US market that includes: Nikon D850 camera ($3,296.95) AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lens ($796.95) AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED lens ($526.95) AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens ($476.95) Spare EN-EL15a lithium-ion battery ($59.95) ME-1 stereo microphone ($134) ME-W1 wireless microphone set ($199) Atomos Ninja flame 7" recording […] Related posts:Nikon D850 price and shipping updates Weekend reading: 90 pages Nikon D850 brochure (with D850 vs. D5 vs. D750 comparison) Nikon D850 price rumors […]

  • The World’s Largest SSD is Now 100TB
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    It seems the competition for the title of “world’s highest capacity SSD” is heating up. Just a month after Samsung announced an industry-leading 30TB SSD, the bar has just been raised over three times higher. The company Nimbus Data has unveiled a monstrous 100TB SSD. The new “ExaDrive DC series raises the bar in SSD […]

  • Improve Your Composition With This One Simple Change
    by Iain Stanley on March 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    When it comes to taking a great photo, many photographers argue that it starts and ends with great composition. I’m not sure I’m so black and white in my outlook, but good composition is hugely important without a doubt. And one of the most overlooked parts of great composition is adding foreground interest. Today I will discuss how foreground interest in your photos can really improve your end results, and what you can do to nail the foreground every time. [More... […]

  • A New EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III Still a Possibility in 2018? [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on March 20, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    We reported a couple of months ago that a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III was coming, and then we scaled that back to just a new EF 70-200mm was coming as we couldn’t confirm the speed of the lens. Last week it was confirmed from outside sources that an EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II was Read more... […]

  • JBL Link 300 review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on March 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The Link 300 delivers impressive performance for a Wi-Fi, voice-enabled speaker with Google Assistant. […]

  • New Kamlan 55mm f/1.2 FE lens in Stock at Amazon US and Amazon DE
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Kamlan released the new 55mm f/1.2 Full Frame E-mount lens. You can already buy it at Amazon US and Amazon DE. This lens has not to be confused with the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens which is an E-mount lens made for APS-C sensor cameras. This is an image sample shot at full aperture. Click on […] The post New Kamlan 55mm f/1.2 FE lens in Stock at Amazon US and Amazon DE appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • New discount coupon codes from eBay (15% off), KEH (7%/20% off) and Blurb (40% off)
    by [NR] admin on March 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Today only at eBay: 15% off with coupon code PSPRINGTIME ($25 min spend, $50 max discount, valid: Tuesday, March 20th from 9 am to 7 pm PST). This week only at KEH: 20% off products in the Overstock category and 7% off all other products with code SPRING03A (offer ends on March 25, 2018). Three days only […] Related posts:Exclusive KEH coupon codes if you buy or sell gear New discount codes from Topaz Labs, Franzis, Macphun and BorrowLenses Exclusive 10% Irix lens discount coupon and more info on the Irix 11mm and 45mm lenses and filter system […]

  • Nikon D850 Filmmaker's Kit includes Atomos Ninja Flame, three lenses and two microphones
    on March 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Nikon looks to be positioning its D850 as a serious video rig with today's announcement of a D850 Filmmaker's Kit. The kit includes the camera body, three AF-S Nikkor lenses (20mm F1.8G ED, 35mm F1.8G ED, 85mm F1.8G), an Atomos Ninja Flame external recorder, ME-1 shotgun and ME-W1 wireless mics and an extra EN-EL15A battery. Purchased separately, these items cost nearly $6300, so the kit's MSRP of $5499 is a nice discount. The Filmmaker's Kit will be available for purchase in late March and, as of now, will only be sold in the U.S. Press Release For the U.S. market, Nikon Inc. is excited to announce the all-new Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit, a custom bundle specifically designed for content creators and filmmakers looking to take full advantage of the D850’s extensive video capabilities and controls. The key component of the kit, the award winning Nikon D850 offers incredible features, including full-frame 4K UHD video capture at 24/30 fps, 8K and 4K time-lapse, focus […]

  • Retro Cameras book review
    by Gordon Laing on March 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Retro Cameras is a compact and stylish hardback book that tells the story behind 100 vintage film cameras. Pitched as a guide for collectors but equally appealing to any classic camera lover, it presents each model with a short history and original product shots. Find out more in my review!… The post Retro Cameras book review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • See Jessica Kobeissi’s portrait retouching process from start to finish
    by on March 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    You may know photographer and prolific YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi from her videos in which she and other photographers all photograph the same model. They're interesting to see how each photographer has a different take on the same subject. A lot of what differentiates the photographers is their processing and retouching styles. In the video below, Kobeissi goes through a portrait retouch from start to finish. There is a lot of great information in her video covering her retouching techniques and then her color grading process.... (read more) […]

  • Canon Shows off 360 Degree Intelligent Camera and a 100-400mm Smartphone Camera
    by Canon Rumors on March 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Canon is showing off two new concept cameras at the Photography Show 2018 in the UK. One is a 360 degree intelligent camera and the other is a 100-400mm smartphone camera. The Canon Smartphone camera attaches to your phone via a flip out lightning port and is lightweight at only 100g. The concept also shows Read more... […]

  • Sony World Photography Awards: winners of Open competition announced
    by Amy Davies on March 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    British photographer Nick Dolding takes home a double prize, and is now in with a shot of taking the overall grand prize in AprilCopyright: © Manuel Armenis, Germany, Winner, Open Street Photography and Winner, Germany National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography AwardsAn image taken by British photographer Nick Dolding has been announced as the winner of both the Open Portraiture category …Continue reading » […]

  • Asus NovaGo review - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on March 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    The Asus NovaGo is a two-in-one laptop running Windows 10 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, but the experimental mashup is only sometimes successful. […]

  • Razer Nommo Chroma Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Xiomara Blanco on March 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The unusual Razer Nommo Chroma desktop speakers pack a surprising punch of audio and color. […]

  • Very first two image samples shot with the new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 FE lens
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

    SAR reader Daze (Instagram, Youtube) was able to shortly test the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 at the Photography Show in the UK: Here’s the 2 photos I took — They are RAW converted to JPG & exported at full res. No editing. They look really good in my eyes! Eye-AF worked great, although very slightly […] The post Very first two image samples shot with the new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 FE lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • A discussion on dynamic range, highlights and the emotional importance of photography
    by on March 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    As a professional photographer, Sean Tucker spends much of his time behind the camera or working on images on his computer. For him, despite photography being his job, it's also his passion and one of his most important emotional outlets. Rather than spend free time away from the camera, he finds himself drawn to photography as a way to help him deal with anxiety and stress. Tucker mentions the phrase, "protect your highlights." It's something he's learned in cinematography, but he also applies it to photography and to his life... (read more) […]

  • Iridient Developer 3.2.2 update adds support for Sony A7 III and RX0 and improved A7rIII pixel shift
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Iridient Developer 3.2.2 update released with new RAW processing support for the Sony A7 III and RX0. This update also features greatly improved Sony pixel shift processing: New Features: Support added for RAW images from the Canon Rebel T7 (2000D/Kiss X90) and 4000D (Rebel T100/3000D). Support added for RAW images from the Sony ILCE-7M3 (A7 […] The post Iridient Developer 3.2.2 update adds support for Sony A7 III and RX0 and improved A7rIII pixel shift appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe review - Roadshow
    by Jon Wong on March 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    With the RST performance package, the full-size Chevy Tahoe gains some street cred with a 420-horsepower V8, tighter handling and sharper looks. […]

  • £2000 Off the Hasselblad X1D-50c Mirrorless Medium-format Camera
    on March 20, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Hasselblad have knocked a whopping £2000 off the price of the Hasselblad X1D-50c mirrorless medium-format camera. The offer is apparently only valid for orders taken at The Photography Show in Birmingham, making it by far the biggest show discount, but a quick Google reveals that retailer Robert White are also currently offering the same price of £6,388 for online orders, so it may be that the new lower price will continue after the show closes today. The Fujifilm GFX 50s retails for £5999 in the UK, so for the first time these medium format mirrorless cameras are priced in the same ball-park... […]

  • The Fujifilm X-H1 is Dead, Long Live the X-H2!
    on March 20, 2018 at 8:30 am

    The new Fujifilm X-H1 has only been out for a couple of weeks, but the even newer X-H2 is already for sale, at least according to this sales flyer that we spotted on the London Camera Exchange stand at the Photography Show. Either LCE know something that the rest of the world doesn't know, or there's been a slight mix-up with the letters H and T in their marketing department... […]

  • Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D Hands-on Photos
    on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Want to see exactly what the new Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lenses. […]

  • Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Hands-on Photos
    on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens. […]

  • Alien Skin Exposure X3 “Complete Workflow Update” adds new features to the Lightroom alternative
    by on March 20, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Alien Skin Software's excellent photo editor, Exposure X3, has received a massive new update, dubbed the "Complete Workflow Update." The update brings with it additional creative and organization control and new printing functionality. Let's take a closer look at the new features. Of the new update, Alien Skin CEO Finley Lee says, "This latest update to Exposure X3 provides photographers with additional creative and organizational control and handles their printing needs as well. Exposure's speed, stability and power makes it the... (read more) […]

  • Alien Skin offers Exposure X3 update
    on March 20, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Alien Skin has released a significant update for its Exposure X3 image editor, adding greater precision to adjustment tools and more printing capabilities, among other improvements. Called the Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update, this software version introduces hue, luminance and saturation controls for individual colors. New white balance presets and adjustment in Kelvin values is now available, and workflow when copying images from a card to a collection has been improved. Along with new watermark adjustment options and added keyword functions, the update expands camera support and adds pre-sets to match Fujifilm's film simulation modes. Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update is available now; current owners of Exposure X3 can download the update for free. Exposure X2 and earlier customers can upgrade for $99, while new customers will pay $149. We've been given an early look at the update – take a look at our Exposure X3 review. Alien Skin Software Announces Exposure X3 […]

  • Alien Skin Exposure X3 review
    on March 20, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Alien Skin Exposure X3 3.5$149 | | Buy Now This review is based on use of Exposure X3 and a beta version of Exposure X3 Complete Workflow Update for Mac. Introduction We’ve reached the point with image editing software that most basic features are covered. Correcting for exposure, saturation, and other settings are the expected baseline, which means applications need something more to differentiate themselves. Some, like Skylum’s Luminar or Serif’s Affinity Photo (see Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop), are competing on price, along with the fact that they don’t require subscription plans. Add to the mix Alien Skin Software’s Exposure X3. It’s competitive on price—$149 on its own, or $199 for a bundle that includes a couple of the company’s utilities, with no subscription—but it also includes several unique features that demonstrate the company is willing to tailor the software experience to how […]

  • Sony A7 III vs A7S2 – Detailed Comparison for Video Shooters
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 20, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Max Yuryev made another of his super detailed and reliable videos. And the conclusion is that Sony really has to announce the new A7sIII soon. Because the A7III mostly dethrones the current A7sII. Sony A7III preorder links: Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon,  BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig. Sony a7III in Europe at Amazon DE, Calumet […] The post Sony A7 III vs A7S2 – Detailed Comparison for Video Shooters appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • 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 and the keying software Complete, but it seems he at least considered that this isn't a process most people like to go through. Complete is a browser-based photo software that lets you upload any image with a green or blue chromakey backdrop (aka... (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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 [... […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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). […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]