Photography News

  • Canon's Portrait and Travel Kit Is a Great Deal for Photographers
    by Wasim Ahmad on March 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Let’s face it: a lot of times, when you see a kit of anything, it’s not a good deal. Often, the cost of the kit isn’t worth it. Last week, I talked about Canon’s Advanced Two Lens Kit and how I thought it wasn’t the best deal for those looking to up their photography game. This week, I’m taking a look at Canon’s other kit, the Portrait and Travel Two-lens Kit. Spoiler alert: It’s actually a pretty good deal. [More... […]

  • More Coverage of the Canon Concept Camera From the Photography Show 2018
    by Canon Rumors on March 24, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Photogearnews had a chance to get a closer news at one of the latest concept cameras from Canon. Check out the video above to learn more about the concept. From Photogearnews: Canon were showing off some new concept cameras at The Photography Show 2018. One of these was a tiny module that can track faces Read more... […]

  • New A7III tests roundup (Imaging Resource, Kasson, Comeau…)
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 24, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    There are plenty of new A7rIII tests: Affordable Sony A7 III’s pro-grade AF and high-performing burst mode get a real-world test (Imaging Resource). Sony a7III PDAF striping vs aperture (Blog Kasson). Sony A7 III: Why I Want One Even Though I Can’t Have One…(Michael Comeau). Sony A7III Setup guide with tips and tricks (Wimarys). A […] The post New A7III tests roundup (Imaging Resource, Kasson, Comeau…) appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Shooting the Sony a7 III around the Pacific Northwest: Sample gallery updated
    on March 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Now that we've gotten the Sony a7 III in our Seattle offices and are working our way through our full review, we've updated our sample gallery with a selection of our favorite images from our neck of the woods. From cherry blossoms at the University of Washinton to coastal lighthouses and even a few furry friends for good measure, check out our gallery for a taste of Seattle in the springtime. See our updated Sony a7 III gallery […]

  • Whirlpool WTW7500GC review - CNET
    by Megan Wollerton on March 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The $999 Whirlpool WTW7500GC top-load washing machine has a lot going for it... except great performance. […]

  • Epson Home Cinema 4000 review - CNET
    by David Katzmaier on March 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Despite lacking 4K resolution, the Epson HC4000 projector delivers a very impressive image for the price. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 24, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Hands-on Review Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,, Sony A7riii Hidden Feature: Priority AWB (Enthusiastphotoblog). Sony is working on high-sensitivity dual-camera setup (Dpreview). NAMM 2018: Zoom Announces F1 Field Recorder with Shotgun or Lavalier Microphone (Explora). Sony A7III hands-on by […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Firmware Friday: Big upgrade for Panasonic VariCam LT; Ricoh Theta V and Fuji X-H1 updates, too
    by on March 23, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Our regular Firmware Friday roundup took a brief hiatus last week, and so this week's roundup is actually going to include firmware from the last fortnight. In all, we have news of updates for four cameras this week, although one of the three hasn't yet been released. And we've also learned of updates for some related gear and software, too. Working alphabetically, let's start things off with Fujifilm. Fuji GFX 50S and X-H1, H Mount Adapter G, X Raw Studio and Tether Plugin Pro Last week, Fuji released firmware version... (read more) […]

  • What is a documentary wedding photographer and what sets their work apart?
    by on March 23, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Award-winning photographer Shane O'Neill is the latest photographer featured in Adorama's ongoing series, Spotlight. O'Neill primarily does documentary wedding photography, but he also dabbles in commercial and foot photography. As a documentary wedding photographer, Shane captures many of the smaller surrounding moments of the big day and he finds that these types of images age better than more traditional wedding photography. He tries to stay out of the way and be discreet so that he can better capture the candid, heartfelt... (read more) […]

  • Sony A7 III and Canon EF f/4 L Series Sample Images
    on March 23, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    We've been trying out the new Sony A7 III full-frame camera with some older Canon f/4 L series lenses - namely the EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM, EF 17-40mm F/4L USM and the EF 70-200mm F/4L USM - mounted via a Sigma MC-11 converter. […]

  • The Fine Art Print Bet is Over - Here's Who Won
    by David Strauss on March 23, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Around two weeks ago, Lee and I made a bet over my image, "Atlas and the Sun." In a limited 50 print run the goal was to sell 49 in ten days and make Lee buy the last one to place above his desk. [More... […]

  • How to Do Your First Professional Photoshoot
    by Scott Choucino on March 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    We all have to start somewhere. Taking on that first job can be very intimidating, so here are some tips to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. [More... […]

  • GoPro licensing deal will let third parties use the company's camera tech
    on March 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Photo by Dose Media GoPro has announced a new deal with manufacturing services company Jabil. The multi-year agreement, officially announced Thursday, will involve GoPro licensing its intellectual property and reference design to Jabil, which will use it to incorporate GoPro sensor modules and camera lenses into third-party products. According to the GoPro announcement, the company will reserve approval over any third-party services and products in which its technology is used. The agreement includes an equipment license, ultimately covering "a range of products and services each company offers," among them being "certain digital imaging and consumer products," says GoPro. This isn't the first time Jabil and GoPro have worked together. Jabil Optics' vice president Irv Stein calls this new deal "a natural extension" of the companies' involvement with each other, explaining that the GoPro tech will likely be used in "enterprise" segment: This agreement is a natural extension of our […]

  • MyQ Garage review - CNET
    by Rich Brown on March 23, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    This smart garage-door opener works as advertised, but it needs other devices to help it achieve its full potential. […]

  • Remember to Zoom Out While Editing Your Images
    by Evan Kane on March 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Next time you sit down for an editing session, do your eyes and brain a favor and remember to zoom out more frequently. Don't forget that any given image is a whole piece, more than just details. [More... […]

  • Nikon 180-400mm Review: A First Test and Sharpness Comparison
    by Steve Perry on March 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    So, here’s the story: Nikon announced its new 180-400mm f/4 lens, and I’ve been more than a little curious about it. However, I’m not 100% sold on it just yet, so I decided to rent one and give it a whirl for a few days and share what I’ve discovered with you. In the video […]

  • Huawei Honor View 10 review - CNET
    by Andrew Hoyle on March 23, 2018 at 7:44 pm

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

  • Rumor: Canon full-frame mirrorless already 'being used by select pro photographers'
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    So far, the EOS M5 is the nearest thing Canon has made to a high-end mirrorless camera. Rumors of a Canon mirrorless full-frame camera are heating up. Just days after our own Canon interview from CP+ 2018 seemed to hint, quite strongly, that a "high-end mirrorless" from Canon is in the works, Canon Rumors is reporting that they have "confirmed from a couple of good sources" that a full-frame mirrorless Canon is indeed being tested by select pros. The Canon Rumors report, published earlier today, claims that "a full frame mirrorless camera is well into its development cycle," and is in fact being used by "select Canon pro photographers" in the field. This matches up with what Canon told us during our interview at CP+ 2018. Specifically, the Canon executives we spoke to said: In accordance with the full lineup strategy, we will be tackling [the mid-range and high-end mirrorless market] going forward. And when we asked if it was "realistic" to expect a Canon full-frame mirrorless camera […]

  • The Rising ‘Pay To Be Featured’ Economy On Instagram
    by Pratik Naik on March 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Instagram is a great platform for making connections and getting work out there to the masses. Reach hasn’t been affected like it has on Facebook just yet. However, on the topic of getting your work out there, “feature accounts” have really begun to take hold. Many of them start accumulating a large audience with over […]

  • Why Potential Clients Aren’t Responding to You
    by Danette Chappell on March 23, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    When you run a photography business, client leads are everything. However, if you can’t get potential leads to respond to you, your business can flounder. Here are a few reasons why potential clients may not be getting back to you after they initially reach out. [More... […]

  • JBL Link 300 review - CNET
    by David Carnoy on March 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

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

  • Martin Stavars, The One Man in a Web of Online Photo Contests
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 23, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Online photo contests are a popular way for photographers to test their skills and vie for global recognition and bragging rights. But some contests are more reputable than others. A number of popular photo contests are now at the center of a growing controversy, and all indications seem to point to the fact that there […]

  • Fashion magazine expects photographers to PAY to be on the cover
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    An American fashion magazine has created a storm by expecting photographers to pay $860 if their image is chosen for its cover. In a ‘the world’s gone crazy’ role-reversal, Sheeba magazine's submission guidelines specify that photographers lucky enough to have an image selected for the cover will have to pay for the privilege of having it used. In the magazine’s defense, it does style itself as a place where photographers, designers and models have an "opportunity to show-case and promote their contemporary masterpieces worldwide through print, digital and social media exposure" and presumably getting the cover position allows that photographer the most exposure. Work placed inside the magazine is published for free, and at the moment there’s a special 50% off deal for cover placement. In return, the photographer gets a copy of the print edition, a high-resolution tear sheet, and possibly an interview inside the magazine. Although billed as a monthly […]

  • Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    YouTube user and drone pilot Denis Koryakin ("Денис Корякин") recently published a video showing a small drone's trip to an altitude of around 33,000ft. Operating a drone at that altitude would be against regulations in many places, not to mention risky to commercial aircraft. That said, this particular ascent appears to have taken place in a remote region of Russia near the Siberian city of Strejevoï, and there don't seem to be any altitude restrictions on small drone flights in Russia, so he didn't technically break any laws. According to Koryakin's video description, this "drone experiment" intended to get the drone to an altitude of 10 kilometers, which is just under 33,000ft and about the cruising altitude of passenger jets. The on-screen display shows the drone's speed hitting 13 meters per second at one point, and Koryakin explained that temps went down to -50°C (-58°F) when the drone reached […]

  • Instagram updates news feed, makes it a bit more chronological
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Yesterday, Instagram announced some changes to the News Feed that might quiet some of the grumbling that's been going on ever since the app switched from a Chronological to an Algorithmic feed. No, the rumors were not true and the company is not going back to the chronological feed in full, but your Instagram feed will begin surfacing newer posts closer to the top of your feed from now on. The announcement comes less than a week after Instagram was forced to debunk a viral rumor that it was testing a return to the Chronological feed. But it seems that rumor might have contained a grain of truth. Yesterday's update is actually two-fold. First, newer posts are now "more likely to appear first in feed" so you don't have to scroll through a bunch of posts from several days ago in order to see images that were posted this morning. And Second, the feed will no longer update automatically; instead, Instagram is testing a "New Posts" button that allows you to manually refresh the feed only […]

  • Embracing the End of the Seasons
    by Ty Poland on March 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Here in NJ we are lucky enough to have four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Maybe I shouldn't say "lucky" because it would be nice to have warmer weather year-round but the seasons do make for taking great photos. Though it's the first week of spring, we were just slammed with another big snow-storm and hopefully the last. [More... […]

  • A Weekly Round-Up of Canon Patents
    by Canon Rumors on March 23, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    CanonNews released their weekly roundup of Canon patent applications. This week has some touch screen and sensor related improvements as well as a few other miscellaneous camera related patents. In particular, two patent applications for diffractive optical element manufacturing certainly show that Canon is continuing to push forward in advancing diffractive optics. […]

  • 4×5 Large Format Rooftop Photos of Paris at Night
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 23, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    “Over Paris” is a gorgeous ongoing photo project by photographer Alain Cornu, who brings his 4×5 large format field camera onto rooftops around the Paris for views of the city at night. Cornu has spent nearly a decade adding photos to the series. Many of the images show famous landmarks in Paris, often far in […]

  • Godox announces the new V350S Flash for Sony
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 23, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Godox announced the new V350S Flash for Sony. You can preorder it now at BHphoto. This version of their flash works with rechargeable batteries. New lenses: New Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens is now available for preorder at VenusLens Store. Five new Opteka APS-C E-mount lenses are now in Stock at BHphoto. Zonlai announced […] The post Godox announces the new V350S Flash for Sony appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • How to make the best photographic prints
    by Amateur Photographer on March 23, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    What you see isn’t always what you get in the translation between screen and print. Matthew Richards reveals how to make your prints charming What you see isn’t always what you get in the translation between screen and print. Matthew Richards reveals how to make your prints charming […]

  • Tamron 150-600mm and Nikon D5 capture snowy landscapes in Denmark
    by on March 23, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Danish wildlife and nature photographer Morten Hilmer is tackling landscape photography in his latest video. While he travels frequently, this time he is in a forest nearby to his home. The weather is snowy so his gear takes quite a bit of abuse. Fortunately, his two cameras are up to the task. His primary shooting camera is the Nikon D5 and his behind-the-scenes video camera is a Panasonic GH5. While he's shooting landscapes, Hilmer nonetheless opted for a long lens, a Tamron 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens. (Via Morten... (read more) […]

  • Instagram Restores Some Order to Your Chaotic Feed
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 23, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Two years after moving away from its simple, chronological feeds and toward Facebook-style algorithms, Instagram is now admitting that things have gotten a bit jumbled and chaotic. The company says it’s bringing some calm and order back. “Today we’re introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see […]

  • Canon Full Frame Mirrorless is Definitely Coming, and The Wait Won’t Be as Long as We Thought
    by Canon Rumors on March 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    We have now confirmed from a couple of good sources that a full frame mirrorless camera is well into its development cycle, as the camera is being used by select Canon pro photographers. We reported back in January that a survey went out to some Explorers of Light about what they wanted to see in Read more... […]

  • How to Recognize Good Light in Street Photography
    by <a href="">Will Nicholls</a> on March 23, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Here’s an 11-minute video from photographer Sean Tucker that looks at how you can identify “good light” in street photography. As part of a series of videos, Tucker shows how he exposes and composes an image based on the light that is afforded to him. Living in London, UK, Tucker explains that there is plenty of […]

  • Enhance the Eyes of Your Subject in Seconds Using This Photoshop Technique
    by Quentin Decaillet on March 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    The character of your portraits is conveyed by many different elements, but a crucial one is the eyes of your subject. In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to make eyes pop without making them look fake. [More... […]

  • Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer review - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on March 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    One of the first smart sprinklers for an average outdoor faucet, the B-hyve Faucet timer isn't perfect, but it's good enough. […]

  • Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Coming in Second Half of 2018 (CR3)
    by Canon Rumors on March 23, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Once we confirmed that the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II was coming in April, we wondered if the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM was moved up to an April announcement from our originally reported August/September time frame. We have confirmed that the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM will not be announced alongside the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS Read more... […]

  • How to change the color of anything using Adobe Photoshop
    by on March 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    You likely know how powerful Photoshop is, allowing you to add or remove objects from images, process and enhance your RAW files and much more. You can also use the software to change the color of anything in your image. How do you do that? Jesús Ramirez of Photoshop Training Channel is here to help with his latest tutorial video. Ramirez goes through four different images which show off a few different techniques you can use to change the color of anything using Adobe Photoshop. The simplest method is taking a sample with the... (read more) […]

  • When Prints are Darker than the Display
    by Canon Rumors on March 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    When Prints are Darker than the Display By John Walrath If your print seems too dark, this is an issue with the brightness, or luminance, of your display. Controlling the luminance of your display and the brightness of your working environment is essential to achieve the best consistency from screen to print. It’s important to Read more... […]

  • Google is Buying Imaging Startup Lytro for $40M
    by (planetMitch) on March 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    So, Google is buying Lytro? You see from the list below, we've covered Lytro many times as it has created some very important technology in the photo/video space in the ... The post Google is Buying Imaging Startup Lytro for $40M appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesDP Elle Schneider Talks About Shooting With The Panasonic EVA1Enter to win one of these 2 Kupo Click Stand Sets (3 Stands each) – ends Sept 30Would You Risk Taking Your Camera Underwater (Much Less a RED)? Devin Graham Shows Us How&nbs […]

  • (SR3) Sigma 50mm 1.4 f/1.4 APS-C E-mount has 9 blades, weights less than 300g and is priced around $600.
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 23, 2018 at 11:45 am

      End of 2017 Sigma did show this roadmap image teasing a new fast APS-C E-mount lens. A sources just shared the possible specs of this lens: “Sigma 50/1.4 APS-C E-mount: 9 blades, less than 300g, around $600. Most probably around NAB 2018.” If this rumor gets confirmed it will be definitely good news for […] The post (SR3) Sigma 50mm 1.4 f/1.4 APS-C E-mount has 9 blades, weights less than 300g and is priced around $600. appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Lastolite By Manfrotto HiLite Accessories
    on March 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Lastolite By Manfrotto has announced three new accessories for the 1.8m x 2.15m (6’ x 7’) HiLite Background - the Window Voile, Shaper and Shapers and Masks. The HiLite ‘illuminated’ Background provides photographers with a truly portable high key solution.The HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Window Voile LL LB8989 has an RRP of £123.95 The HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Shaper LL LB8988 has an RRP of £108.95 The HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Shapers and Masks LL LB8987 have an RRP of £245.95 […]

  • Sony Cyber-shot W830 User Review
    on March 23, 2018 at 10:09 am

    We speak to Ben Waller who's been shooting with the Sony Cyber-shot W830, a budget camera with a 20mp sensor and 8x optical zoom. […]

  • On the level: Choosing between an image which is visually level versus actually level
    by on March 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

    In a new episode of his ongoing weekly series, My Photographic Journey large format film photographer Ben Horne talks about a very important topic, levelness. Many cameras include some form of an electronic level. This helps you ensure that your photo is straight. However, what if you captured an image with a perfectly level camera but the image itself still looks askew? Visually level versus actually level can be two very different things, so which one is better? Talking about a specific image he recently captured when it was... (read more) […]

  • Electrolux Pure i9 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Brian Bennett on March 23, 2018 at 9:39 am

    The Electrolux Pure i9 sees and avoids potential obstacles while it cleans your floor. […]

  • 2018 Audi SQ5 review - Roadshow
    by Andrew Krok on March 23, 2018 at 9:00 am

    It's not exactly a childhood poster car, but it delivers most of that fantasy with some sensibility shoved in the trunk. […]

  • Today only! Super European deals on Sony cameras/lenses at Amazon
    by SonyAlpha Admin on March 23, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Today European Amazon stores launched many new Sony deals: Amazon Germany: – 24 hours savings on 15 lenses – 31% off on the 16-70mm Zeiss E-mount lens. – 24% off on the 70-300mm G lens. – 28% off on the 35mm f/1.8 E-mount lens. – 14% off on the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AF FE – […] The post Today only! Super European deals on Sony cameras/lenses at Amazon appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Nikon AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR first look review and sharpness comparisons by Steve Perry
    by [NR] admin on March 23, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Nikon AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR first look review and sharpness comparisons by Steve Perry I'll admit it; curiosity got the best of me. I've been seriously considering adding the new Nikon 180-400mm F/4 lens to my kit ever since the announcement. And that's the problem - "considering." I wasn't 100% sold on it […] Related posts:A Nikon D850 review for wildlife and nature photographers by Steve Perry Guest post: sharpness comparison between 16 Nikon lenses Shooting handheld with the Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens […]

  • The Top Sportswear Commercials of All Time
    by Christopher Malcolm on March 23, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Today I take a trip down memory lane to identify a few of the television commercials that, for me, have exceeded the level of infomercial pitch to touch the mantle of enveloping art. As with any "tops of all time list," these are thoughts are completely subjective, but I'll do my best to explain my thinking behind each choice and hopefully, my list will inspire you to start thinking of your own. [More... […]

  • Open Season on Photographer Jobs
    by Trey Amick on March 23, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Photographers get your resumes and portfolios updated. A recent search lead to some interesting opportunities for the right people with varying degrees of experience. [More... […]

  • Pair of travel photographers explore a calm, tranquil and chilly Kyoto
    by on March 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Travel photographer Joe Allam visited Kyoto and he headed out into the chilly city with a rather interesting pairing of cameras. For telephoto shooting, he had a Canon 7D Mark II with a 70-200mm f/2.8L II lens. For wide shots, he went with the Fujifilm X100F with its fixed 23mm lens. Allam explored with his usual photography partner, Elly, and you can see more of their collaborations over at Jelly Journeys. The duo found a lot of very cool shots in a calm Kyoto. Check them out in the video below. (Via Joe Allam)... (read more) […]

  • Sony World Photography Awards reveals 2018 Open category and National Awards winners
    on March 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Sony World Photography Awards Open category winners The World Photo Organization is taking its time announcing the winners of this year's Sony World Photography Awards. Overall winners—including the coveted Photographer of the Year award—won't be revealed until next month. But in the meantime, World Photo is teasing us, first with the shortlist announced last month, and now with the winners of the 10 Open categories and the 63 National Awards winners. The Open competition is open to photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels, and several of this year's category winners are not professional photographers by trade. This week's announcement reveals the winner of each of the 10 categories—Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Landscape & Nature, Motion, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel, and Wildlife. All ten winning photographers walk away with "the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony," but only one will be named Open […]

  • Is The Tamron 16-300mm The Best Walk Around Lens For APS-C Cameras?
    by Iain Stanley on March 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    If you own a DSLR camera it means you take your photography relatively seriously. And that means you might be looking at adding to your kit lenses. But if you don’t have the budget, what’s the best walk around lens that will cover you in almost any situation? [More... […]

  • New York City-based street photographer Humza Deas uses Capture One Pro to share his unique vision
    by on March 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    As part of their ongoing Dedication campaign, Capture One has released another new video focusing on a professional photographer. This time, the camera is turned toward New York City-based photographer Humza Deas. "To me, dedication is being there and doing that," Deas says. Deas is a member of the Sony Alpha Collective, by the way, and you can see him working with Sony cameras and lenses in the video below. It's worth pointing out Capture One's unique relationship with Sony, which comes in the form of Capture One Pro Sony 11... (read more) […]

  • Making Money From Photography is Really Hard, But It Can Be Done
    by Paul Choy on March 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    There are simply no shortcuts to building a career as a freelance photographer. Making money out of something you love is really hard, but it absolutely can be done. [More... […]

  • Asus NovaGo review - CNET
    by Dan Ackerman on March 22, 2018 at 7:56 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. […]

  • What Should You Charge for Your Pro Photography?
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Figuring out how much to charge clients is a struggle shared by many photographers, particularly if you’re trying live off the fruits of your craft. In this 30-minute episode of their Picture This Podcast, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup spend half an hour discussing this topic and sharing advice. “It’s REALLY hard to decide what […]

  • Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras
    on March 22, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Venus Optics has officially announced the Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens: the "world's widest F2.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras." Featuring a 113° angle of view, fast F2.8 aperture, and a Zero-D design that promises "close to zero" distortion, the 9mm (13mm equivalent) lens promises to deliver 'extreme' specs in a portable package that weighs just 215g. The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is the third lens in Laowa's Zero-D lineup, and like the others it promises "close to zero" distortion despite its ultra-wide angle focal length. This is achieved using an optical design of 15 lens elements in 10 groups, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements. From the press release: The extreme 113° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is designed for APS-C […]

  • Here’s an 8K, 360° Video of a Lunar Eclipse with the Northern Lights
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 22, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Back on January 31st, photographer William Briscoe set up his cameras near Fairbanks, Alaska, and shot this awe-inspiring 360-degree interactive video of a lunar eclipse in the sky above the dancing green glow of the Northern Lights. “It was a challenging night due to the temperatures,” Briscoe writes. His primary focus during the eclipse was […]

  • Using light to lead your viewer’s eye through your images
    by on March 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    In the latest episode of Two Minute Tips for Adorama, photographer David Bergman discusses how to utilize light in your composition to lead the viewer's eye. You want to lead your viewer's eye to your subject, right? There are many ways to do that, utilizing colors, shapes, etc., but you can also use light. Your eyes typically go to the brightest part of an image first. Bergman offers the example of a landscape image with a blown-out sky. Your viewer will often look first at the bright white sky rather than the landscape... (read more) […]

  • Nest Yale Lock review - CNET
    by Molly Price on March 22, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    We've been waiting on a Nest-Yale collaboration for quite a while, but does this $249 lock live up to the hype? […]

  • Five Small Items Every Portrait Photographer Should Find Room for in Their Bag
    by Ryan Cooper on March 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Photographers always find themselves obsessed with exciting toys like camera bodies and lenses but it is often the overlooked items that can make the biggest impact on a shoot. When packing your camera bag always try to find space for a few invaluable tools to common challenges during any shoot. Below you will find some of my favorite little lifesavers that join me every time I shoot. [More... […]

  • Watch: Unboxing $221,000 worth of Leica Summilux-C cinema lenses
    on March 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Videographer Devin Graham of Devin Supertramp has published a new video in which he unboxes $221,000 worth of Leica Summilux-C lenses. "When deciding to purchase these lenses, it was a six month process," said Graham, who also explained while retrieving a lens box, "These are like a holy experience to me." Graham chose the Summilux lenses over Leica's Thalia lenses due to their ability to shoot at a lower key stop, he explains in the video. The Summilux lenses were used in several notable productions recently, including: Stranger Things, Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Justice League. Overall, the purchase and subsequent unboxing involves half a dozen lenses: 16mm, 21mm, 29mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 75mm. And if the video above isn't quite enough expensive lens unboxing for you, check out Graham's video from January below, in which he unboxed $25K worth of Sigma Cine lenses: […]

  • Insect Photographer Sues Pest Control Company for $2.7 Million
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    A well-known insect photographer has filed a $2.7 million copyright infringement lawsuit against a pest-control company. He accuses the businesses of using his photos without permission on its website. Alex Wild is the curator of entomology at the University of Texas-Austin, and his photos have been featured everywhere from the Smithsonian to National Geographic. He […]

  • Venus Optics announces Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens
    by Amy Davies on March 22, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    The world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras has been announced in the form of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens.Third in the line-up of Laowa “Zero-D” lenses, the 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D shares the same excellent control of the optical …Continue reading » […]

  • Vivo’s AI-Powered ‘Super HDR’ Blends 12 Separate Exposures
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo is trying to beat Google at the HDR game. It has unveiled a new AI-powered feature called “Super HDR,” which claims to produce better high dynamic range photos with more natural results. GSMArena reports that Vivo’s technology captures 12 separate exposures of the scene in rapid succession and intelligently blends […]

  • Transform Your Existing Images With the Help of Adobe Stock
    by Paul Adshead on March 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    The sky usually plays an important role in shaping the mood and tone of the pictures you make while photographing outdoors. If mother nature doesn't want to cooperate and give you a desirable sky while shooting, a stock image could help save the day. [More... […]

  • Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles delivers portrait tips, a one-light setup and shares what’s in his camera bag
    by on March 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Portrait photographer and Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles has been a very busy man. He recently visited with Tony & Chelsea Northrup to offer portraiture tips for their viewers. He also produced a new video with Adorama about what he carries in his camera bag. In the first video below, Quiles delivers general portrait photography tips, including how to be a confident photographer and interact with your model, and he shows off how you can get amazing images using only a single light. For photographers dipping their toes into... (read more) […]

  • New Fujifilm X-H1 Firmware Update
    on March 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Fujifilm are set to release a new firmware update for the X-H1 camera by the end of March 2018 to address two "malfunctions". They are: In the EF (E-FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER) setting, the warning of “TURN OFF THE CAMERA AND TURN ON AGAIN” could appear in rare cases when the FLICKER REDUCTION setting is ON.Switching the CUSTOM setting can make the ISO AUTO setting return back to default when the ISO AUTO setting is changed. […]

  • Nature Photography: Where Are the Women?
    by Girls Who Click on March 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    It’s an undisputed fact; there are fewer women in the arena of nature photography than there are men. But why? Do men bring something special to the arena? Or is it simply a stereotype that this is a man’s profession? There doesn’t appear to be a clear reason for the disparity between the numbers of […]

  • Patent: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Optical Formula and More
    by Canon Rumors on March 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    A patent showcasing a host of optical formulas from Canon has appeared over at Canon News. These patents deal with small focusing groups that allow for light and fast autofocus performance, perhaps more geared to STM than to USM motors being used. Optical Formulas Covered in the Patent: 11-22mm f/4-5.6 24-70mm f/2.8 35mm f/2.8 18-150mm Read more... […]

  • This is the Speed of the Sony a7 III
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Here’s a short video by Camera Creativ that demonstrates the high-speed continuous shooting of the new Sony a7 III, a full frame mirrorless camera that costs $2,000. Like the $3,200 Sony a7R III, the a7 III has a burst speed of up to 10 frames per second for both RAW and JPEG photos. But the […]

  • We're hiring! DPReview seeks Software Development Engineer
    on March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    DPReview is hiring! We're looking for a Software Development Engineer to join our Seattle-based team. Bring your creativity, passion and talent to help us build the next generation of our web and mobile experiences. This role will help build shopping and comparison tools for photo gear as well as other special projects on the roadmap. Find all the details below. Click here to find out more and to apply for this role - Software Development Engineer, Digital Photography Review Software Development Engineer, Digital Photography Review Digital Photography Review ( is seeking a talented, passionate, and creative engineer to help us build the future of the world's most popular digital camera website. You will leverage our unique position in the industry to constantly strive for smarter and better ways to deliver the content, services, and tools that have made it such a success. Your core focus will be to build the next generation of web and mobile experiences for […]

  • Are There Any More DSLRs Coming in 2018?
    by Canon Rumors on March 22, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Are there any more DSLRs coming in 2018? We’re getting this question a lot, as a lot of people would love to see new EOS 7D and EOS 5DS series cameras coming to market. Unfortunately, we don’t have even a hint of another DSLR coming in 2018. Not even a follow-up to the EOS 80D. Read more... […]

  • Deal of the day: Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC fisheye lens with AE Chip now $160 off (today only)
    by [NR] admin on March 22, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC fisheye full frame lens with AE Chip for Nikon F-mount is now $160 off as part of B&H Deal Zone (today only). Here is what to expect: F Mount/FX Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22 Three Extra Low Dispersion Elements Two Aspherical Elements Nano Crystal and UMC […] Related posts:New Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount Rokinon/Samyang/Walimex 12mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens review New Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye full frame lens for Nikon mount announced […]

  • Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D Lens Officially Launched
    on March 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is the widest angle lens (113°) among wide-angle lenses for mirrorless APS-C cameras. 3 special low dispersion lenses (ED lens) and 2 glass aspherical lenses are used extensively, with Laowa promising zero distortion. The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D will be available in Fujifilm X, Canon EF-M and Sony E mounts, with the scheduled release date around early April 2018 (price to be announced). […]

  • Db Equipment Launch "The Ace" Backpack
    on March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Ace from Db Equipment is the ultimate pack for on-the-go photographers. Designed with lightweight and vegan PU leather, The Ace backpack combines comfort, practicality, security, and style. The Ace backpack retails for $319. […]

  • Fujifilm X-A5 sample gallery
    on March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    If you're on a budget and looking to get into Fujifilm's X-series, the X-A5 is likely on your radar – at $600 with a 15-45mm lens, it's the cheapest entry point to the system. The camera uses a 24MP sensor with a conventional Bayer filter and hybrid AF. It also boasts improved battery life over its predecessor, claiming 450 shots per charge. We're just getting started putting the camera through its paces; take a look at our first sample images. See our Fujifilm X-A5 sample gallery […]

  • Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Review
    on March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The brand new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 is a premium ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, boasting a fast, constant aperture of f/2.8 and full weather-sealing. Read our in-depth Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art review now, complete with full-size sample images... […]

  • Transcend 500S and 300S Series of SD and microSD cards
    on March 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Trabscend has announced today the release of the 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards, produced in capacities of up to 512GB and featuring transfer speeds of up to 95 MB/s. […]

  • F8 Stuff Shoulder Strap and Camera Bag Now Available
    on March 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The new F8 Stuff strap has an ergonomically designed shoulder pad as well as a strap, which is predominantly made from seatbelt webbing. The F8 Shoulder Strap retails for $109 and the camera bag for $297.&nbs […]

  • Vivo V9 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Aloysius Low on March 22, 2018 at 11:42 am

    The V9 also packs in some AI photography-related smarts to help you get better shots. […]

  • 52-megapixel Light L16 Camera Launches in the UK
    on March 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The 52-megapixel Light L16 camera has just launched in the UK. With 16 different lenses in one flat pane, this is the world’s most advanced mobile camera. The L16 camera is available on for £1,850. Customers buying an L16 between 19-31 March will receive a 30% discount (£1,2950). […]

  • Insta360 ONE Adds Pro-Level Stabilization
    on March 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Insta360 have added all-new "FlowState" pro-level stabilization to their Insta360 ONE 360-degree camera. FlowState stabilization is a proprietary stabilization technology that captures hypnotically smooth video. Comparisons show that a ONE using FlowState stabilization produces smoother video than a leading smartphone mounted on a gimbal. The updated Insta360 ONE also introduces new tools to quickly and simply edit together the best parts of 360 videos. […]

  • Ep. 264: The BBC’s Skewed Use – and more
    by <a href="">Sharky James</a> on March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am

     Episode 264 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Sony Artisan of Imagery, Patrick Murphy-Racey In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show Opener: […]

  • Sony raised the price of XQD memory cards
    by [NR] admin on March 22, 2018 at 2:40 am

    In connection with my post from a few days ago regarding the increased price of Sony XQD memory cards - I can now confirm that Sony officially raised the prices and canceled all dealer's orders that were placed with the old/lower pricing. Here is the new XQD pricing Sony sent to dealers (the actual B&H pricing […] Related posts:New Sony XQD G-E memory cards? The new Sony XQD M series memory cards designed for the Nikon D5 will be available in the U.S. at the end of May Update: the new Sony XQD M-series memory cards are now shipping, currently in stock […]

  • Venus Optics Announces the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, the World’s Widest f/2.8 Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras
    by Canon Rumors on March 22, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Featuring a 113° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2.8 aperture, close-to-zero distortion, 49mm filter thread & less than 0.5 pounds in weight, this is a perfect ultra-wide option for still & videographers. Anhui China, Mar 21, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is Read more... […]

  • Teradek Announces Bolt 10K and Bolt Manager
    by (planetMitch) on March 22, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Teradek shares with you the first of many of their NAB product announcements: the Bolt 10K and Bolt Manager. Teradek has always been a great partner with planet5D and we're thrilled ... The post Teradek Announces Bolt 10K and Bolt Manager appeared first on planet5D curated digital image news.      Related StoriesDisney and Redrock Micro Collaborate to Bring New Technologies to MarketSony a7 III Mirrorless Camera Launched! Full Coverage with TONS of ‘First Look’ VideosGet 15% OFF on DitoGear Products!&nbs […]

  • Are Fluidstance Balance Boards a Good Way to Keep Photographers Healthy?
    by Nicole York on March 22, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Photographers sit for so long during the day — an average of ten hours for the photographers I interviewed — that it's affecting their health in potentially disastrous ways. In this review, I'd like to help you decide whether adding a Fluidstance balance board to your office could provide a valuable way to protect your health. [More... […]

  • Inspiring Photo Series Captures Touching Images of Couple Married 70 Years
    by Eli Dreyfuss on March 21, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Does true love really exist? In this heartwarming photo series, photos capture a 90-year-old couple who have just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together. [More... […]

  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D review
    on March 21, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D review […]

  • Breathing Life Into Guitars With Photography
    by Dusty Wooddell on March 21, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    The internet and social media are littered with photographs of guitars. Some awe-inspiring, others not so much. So how does one breath life into a stringed instrument without strumming or picking the strings?  [More... […]

  • NVIDIA’s AI Can Magically Transfer One Photo’s Style to Another
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 21, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    NVIDIA has unveiled a new AI algorithm called FastPhotoStyle that can transfer the style from any photo to another photo, producing impressive, photo-realistic results seemingly by magic. The algorithm was developed by a team of scientists at NVIDIA and the University of California, Merced. It was published last month in a paper titled “A Closed-form […]

  • Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Andrew Gebhart on March 21, 2018 at 7:47 pm

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

  • The $399 Laowa 25mm Macro Lens vs the $1,050 Canon MP-E 65mm
    by Nicky Bay on March 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    In January 2018, I had the opportunity to test a pre-production version of Laowa’s first lens in 2018, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x. It is a niche high magnification macro lens touted to be the answer or alternative to the Canon MP-E 65mm for non-Canon users (especially Nikon macro photographers). After a few rounds of […]

  • NEA report reveals photography industry's contribution to US economy
    on March 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    A report from the National Endowment for the Arts sheds light on the photography industry's contribution to the US economy. The report breaks down data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), revealing that the arts overall contributed more to the US economy than warehousing, agriculture, and transportation at $763.6 billion. Photography and photo-finishing services in particular contributed $10.2 billion of that in 2015, with the industry experiencing a 2.9% average annual growth from 2012 to 2015. The industry's total production, according to the NEA, were 97.7% made up of arts and cultural goods. The arts industries as a whole employ 4.9 million people across the nation, and they boast a positive trade balance of $20 billion. Further breaking down the numbers, the NEA says the arts added 4x more to the nation's economy than agriculture, also exceeding warehousing and transportation by $200 billion. Jewelry, movies, and television fueled the trade surplus, while web […]

  • My Most Used Lens In My Camera Bag
    by Patrick Hall on March 21, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    When it comes to shooting portraits, photographers almost always reach for an 85mm lens or even the 70 - 200 mm lens. As great as these two lenses are for portraits, they often fall short when trying to capture an environmental style photograph. In this video, I'm going to show you the most widely used lens in my camera bag and how shooting wide angle can sometimes create a better photograph than shooting telephoto.  [More... […]

  • This New Instagram Shadowban Tester Examines Your Last 10 Posts
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Instagram has been accused of “shadowbanning” users and posts starting about a year ago, preventing tagged content from properly appearing in searches for those tags. After photographers and others complained last year, someone made a tool for checking to see if you’ve been shadowbanned. Now there’s a new and improved one: Triberr’s Instagram Shadowban Test. […]

  • Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million
    on March 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Lytro first appeared on the scene in 2011 with its unique light field cameras that allow for refocusing of an image after it has been captured. However, after the concept failed to catch on in the consumer space, the company decided to abandon this market and focus on Light Field video solutions for professional users. More recently the inevitable happened and Lytro discontinued the platform, which had allowed Lytro users to share their refocusable 'living' light-field images with others online and through Facebook. Now TechCrunch reports tech giant Google is about to acquire the company. According to unnamed sources, Google will pay approximately $40 million for Lytro's technology and patents. According to the same sources, some Lytro employees have already left the company. Lytro's technology could be very useful for Google's ventures into the rapidly growing area of virtual reality where it is competing with Facebook's Oculus and a number of other players. A […]

  • DJI Phantom 5 Drone To Have Interchangeable Lenses?
    by Canon Rumors on March 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    It looks like the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 will have interchangeable lenses. This could be a game changer for consumer drones. The lens in the image above is a 50mm, it would be likely DJI would announce a few prime lenses with the Phantom 5. We expect to see both the DJI Mavic Pro II Read more... […]

  • It’s lights-out for Lytro? Google reportedly acquires company patents for $40 million
    by on March 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    It's hard to believe that it's already been nearly three years since Lytro did a major pivot, bailing on their consumer camera (called the Illum) and moving onto an attempt to revolutionize virtual reality with their "Immerge" concept camera. At the time, there was some serious hype for the Immerge. Lytro's initial demonstrations of what the camera would do were fascinating, and exciting. The Immerge was going to actually make VR more, well, immersive, by allowing more than just a viewing experience from one angle, but giving a... (read more) […]

  • Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm X-H1 High-End Mirrorless Camera
    by Dylan Goldby on March 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Fujifilm has once again revolutionized the X-series with its latest release, the Fujifilm X-H1. Since its humble beginnings with the  original X100 and X-Pro1, Fuji has taken aim at the professional content creators market. The quality of still images coming from Fujifilm X cameras has always been spectacular, but their video capabilities have always lagged behind offerings from other manufacturers. This is where the Fujifilm X-H1 comes in, but it’s not only video that sets it apart. [More... […]

  • This Photographer Deleted His Social Media with 1.5 Million Followers
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Professional landscape photographer Dave Morrow had thriving social media accounts with over 1.5 million followers. Last year, he decided to delete those accounts and give up his huge followings there. The decision changed his life and photography. You can hear his story and reflections on this in the 11-minute video above. Morrow spends 9 months […]

  • Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens reviewed at Ephotozine
    by [NR] admin on March 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Today Ephotozine published their detailed review of the new Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens ($12,396.95) together with sample photos in addition to the actual/measured MTF and chromatic aberration charts at different focal lengths with and without the TC. Their conclusion: "The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED is a large and heavy lens, but […] Related posts:Nikon Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4 ED TC VR lens now shipping, new test photos Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens tested at DxOMark Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens now shipping, available in stock […]

  • Flash Battle: Profoto B1X vs Godox AD600 Pro vs Broncolor Siros 800 L
    by Robert Hall on March 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    In 2016, I made a video comparing the Profoto B1 and Godox AD600. Since then both models have had an updated release and Broncolor has also released the Siros 800 and 400. I decided to put all three models head to head to help people decide which is the best option. I compare these 3 […]

  • Google to Buy Lytro for ~$40M: Report
    by <a href="">Michael Zhang</a> on March 21, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Google is reportedly in the process of acquiring the light field camera startup company Lytro with a price tag somewhere in the range of $25 million to $40 million. TechCrunch reports that despite receiving no official comment from Google and Lytro, “several” people familiar with the deal have confirmed it. If a sale for $40 […]

  • Lomo' Instant Square Camera Review
    on March 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    We take a look at this unique, dual-format glass lens instant camera. […]

  • Nexx Garage review - CNET
    by Molly Price on March 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    For $100, the Nexx Garage system gives you voice control, remote access, auto-open and more wires than you ever wanted. […]

  • Wildlife photographer Chris Packham on his photography kit, inspirations and company ethics
    by Amy Davies on March 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Perhaps better known as a wildlife presenter, Chris Packham is also a passionate wildlife photographer. We sat down with the TV legend after his talk at this year's Photography Show to hear all about how his love of animals translates into his intriguing photography work. © Chris PackhamOne of the biggest attractions at this year’s Photography Show at the NEC was the talk that Chris Packham gave …Continue reading » […]

  • Back to the Leica M9 Monochrome by Dan Bar
    by Steve Huff on March 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Hey Steve As you know I just got back from Germany and of course visited Wetzlar 🙂 In the lst 20 years I shot all Leica M cameras until I got to the M10 which [... […]

  • Sony a7 III studio scene published
    on March 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The Sony a7 III is a 24MP full frame mirrorless camera with a BSI CMOS sensor. It's the third generation of Sony's entry-level full frame camera but it comes with a significant number of the features and improvements introduced with the pro sports a9 model. On paper, at least, the specifications look like an impressive all-rounder, with very little in the way of corner-cutting to keep the camera down to a certain price or capabilities omitted to avoid cannibalizing the sales of more expensive models. Key Features: 24MP full frame BSI CMOS sensor 93% AF coverage (693 phase detection points, 425 for contrast detection) Oversampled 4K/24p video taken from full width 6K (cropped-in 5K for 30p) In-body image stabilization 10 fps continuous shooting 2.36m dot OLED viewfinder AF joystick Touchscreen Larger, 'Z-type' battery Dual SD card slots USB 3.1 Type C Stills The move to a BSI CMOS sensor, combined with the adoption of the latest technologies, such as dual gain design promises improved […]

  • The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is Coming in April [CR3]
    by Canon Rumors on March 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    We have confirmed that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II will be announced in April. We have not confirmed if the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM has moved up to April from the original Photokina announcement we were previously told about. We also think there is a good chance that another 70-200mm lens will Read more... […]

  • WD My Passport Ultra review
    by Gordon Laing on March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    WD's My Passport Ultra is a portable drive that's powered by your computer or console over a single USB cable and provides plenty of storage for backup, data transportation or simply expanding a system that's stuffed to the brim. In my review I compared an older 1TB model against a new 4TB version.… The post WD My Passport Ultra review appeared first on Cameralabs. […]

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED Review
    on March 21, 2018 at 11:50 am

    John Riley reviews the premium telephoto zoom lens, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED, with built-in 1.4x teleconverter. […]

  • Tips on how to shoot wildflower landscapes
    by Amateur Photographer on March 21, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Ross Hoddinott shares his top tips on how to get stunning images of wildflower landscapesRoss Hoddinott shares his top tips on how to get stunning images of wildflower landscapes […]

  • Light L16 camera launches in the UK
    by Amy Davies on March 21, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Pocket-sized camera features 16 different lenses, capable of producing up to 52-megapixel shots.Light has announced that it is launching its L16 camera in the UK. The L16 features many small lenses and …Continue reading » […]

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
    by (David O) on March 21, 2018 at 4:12 am

    A minor update to the DMC-GX8 with no low-pass filter on the sensor plus improved burst shooting and 4K Photo capabilities and a new monochrome shooting mode. […]

  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens
    by (David O) on March 21, 2018 at 3:53 am

    A compact, standard zoom lens that is normally supplied as a kit lens with Panasonic cameras. […]

  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
    by Sean Hollister on March 21, 2018 at 2:18 am

    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

    Update: Comparing this image to the size of previous DJI lens mounts, and noting the 3:2 aspect ratio of the sensor, we're confident the leaked image shows a 1"-type sensor, which typically lend themselves well to fast readout for video. It would be the first time since Nikon's 1 System that we've seen a ILC system based around a 1"-type sensor. --- 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 […]

  • 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. […]

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

    First things 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... […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 AwardsSony has announced all of its category winners in its "Open" competition as part of the World Photography Awards. See all of the winning images in this gallery - one of them will be named as the overall winner in April. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 [... […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 Teleconverter TC-14E III and Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens now shipping Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC 1.4 FL ED VR lens pre-order links 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 […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 » […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 StoriesTeradek Announces Bolt 10K and Bolt ManagerSony a7 III Mirrorless Camera Launched! Full Coverage with TONS of ‘First Look’ VideosGet 15% OFF on DitoGear Products!&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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 » […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 […]