Photography News

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

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

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

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

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

    Here is an actual hands-on report from somebody who actually handled the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras last week in a closed-door event in Asia: The Nikon Z6/Z7 have many similarities to the Sony's 7 series The new Z-mount is almost as large as medium format mount for some 6x6 SLR cameras Handling and ergonomics are perfect […] Related posts:Breaking: the first Nikon mirrorless camera teaser video Nikon mirrorless camera poll #2 Fourth Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Lens (Noct) […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Samsung's best 'everything' phone. But... - CNET
    by Jessica Dolcourt on August 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New preorders check for the A7III, RX100VA, Tamron FE, Voigtlander 110mm, Sigma FE…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 16, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    There is still plenty of new gear that is out of Stock and should ship soon: Preorders: Voigtlander 110mm FE lens at BHphoto and Adorama. Tamron 28-75mm FE lens at BHphoto, Amazon, BuyDig, FocusCamera and Adorama. In Europe at Amazon DE and WexUK. Sony A7III in USA at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon, BestBuy, FocusCamera, BuyDig. Sigma 14mm […] The post New preorders check for the A7III, RX100VA, Tamron FE, Voigtlander 110mm, Sigma FE… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

  • Shooting Top-Down Light-Painting Photos Using a Drone
    by Russell Klimas on August 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    There are a couple of different ways to use drones for light-painting. Some people will attach LumeCubes to their drone and paint an environment with them or will fly a drone around the sky or an object and have the drones lights creating images in the sky. However, there is another way to use them […]

  • Photos of Utopian Sustainable Spaces in Singapore
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    The Sustainable Singapore Movement is an ongoing effort by the island city-state to create an environmentally clean and beautiful home for future generations. Photographer Klaus Tan Yihong shot a photo project titled Space Sustainable that provides a beautiful look at the new green spaces found through the country. Yihong, an 18-year-old student of Anglo Chinese […]

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

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

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

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

  • Backyard Adventures: Rethinking the Art of the Travel Photo
    by Marta Anna Løvberg on August 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    The Lofoten archipelago is one of the most photographed regions in Norway. Its images have flooded social media in the last couple of years — certainly both you and I have seen them. And at some point, both you and I have been dreaming of visiting either Lofoten or other places we have seen in […]

  • Kodak Ektachrome is Now in the Hands of Testers
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    After originally being announced back in January 2017, the return of Kodak Ektachrome film is inching closer: rolls of the film are now landing in the hands of beta testers around the world. The official Kodak Instagram account has published photos of Ektachrome boxes being held by photographers. @sandracoan @benjhaisch Thank you for being on […]

  • These Exploding Star Wars Ships Were Shot with Cotton and LEDs
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Star Wars enthusiast @plasticstarwars shot a series of photos showing starfighters from the fictional universe at the moment of their destruction. Everything was done in-camera. “They are just Bandai model kits lit up with LEDs hidden in cotton wool,” @plasticstarwars tells PetaPixel. “I also used fiber optics to simulate sparks.” Image credits: Photographs by @plasticstarwars […]

  • These are the Top Cameras and Lenses According to the 2018 EISA Awards
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    The prestigious EISA Awards has announced its picks for the top photography products of 2018-2019. Sony leads the pack with 5 prizes this year, Canon snagged 4, and Nikon landed 2. For nearly 40 years now, the Expert Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) has been selecting the “most innovative, cutting-edge products” in consumer electronics, and […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Basic Lingo Every Fashion Photographer Needs to Know
    by Katie and Joe on August 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    The fashion industry is confusing. Here’s a list of some common fashion photography lingo that you should know. Advertorial: An advertisement for a certain brand or product laid out in a magazine or an online magazine in the format of an editorial. Think advertisement meets editorial. Get it? Agent: A person who represents and promotes […]

  • (SR3-SR5) The new rumored E-mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss, Samyang, Sigma…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 16, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    The leaked image of the new Zeiss 40mm f/2.0 FE Batis These are the lenses that are likely to be announced in 2018 and 2019: (SR4) Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM FE Probably coming at Photokina. The lens launch got delayed from Spring to Photokina because of noise issues. The new developed version will be slightly […] The post (SR3-SR5) The new rumored E-mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss, Samyang, Sigma… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nikon’s Fourth Full-Frame Mirrorless Teaser Shows Its Noct Lens
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Nikon has released its 4th teaser video for the full-frame mirrorless camera system it’ll be announcing in less than a week. This latest one is titled “Lens” and suggests a revival of ultra-low-light ‘Noct’ lenses. The 33-second video shows several glimpses of the Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2, one of the fastest lenses ever made by Nikon […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • In Ukraine you get a Sony A9 for free when preordering the new Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM lens
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 16, 2018 at 10:10 am

    This is quite an unusual deal: In Ukraine they will give you a free Sony A9 when preordering the Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM. Would be nice if that deal would be extended worldwide don’t you think so? I know, this is never going to happen :/ 400mm f/2.8 FE preorder at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon, FocusCamera. […] The post In Ukraine you get a Sony A9 for free when preordering the new Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM lens appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Here is how Europeans now save extra 100 Euro on the Sony A6500 (lowest price ever)
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 16, 2018 at 7:18 am

    European can check over the Sony A6500 page at Amazon Germany. When clicking on that small button they will get a 100 Euro discount at checkout. You have to go till the end of the purchasing chain to see the discount! This is the lowest price ever for the A6500 and maybe a hint that […] The post Here is how Europeans now save extra 100 Euro on the Sony A6500 (lowest price ever) appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

  • Sony Tidbits…
    by SonyAlpha Admin on August 16, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Mirrorless vs DSLR ULTIMATE FIGHT! Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Canon nFD 135 f2 – One and a half pounds of glass (Theweekendlens). On the Road with Film Photographer Ethan Covey (Explora). Lensbaby Sol 45 Review (Photographyblog). Leica […] The post Sony Tidbits… appeared first on sonyalpharumors. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Photographer Captures Shooting Star Exploding in Front of a Comet
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Montreal-based photographer François Guinaudeau went out a couple of nights ago to shoot Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner during the Perseid meteor shower. As he was capturing photos of the comet for stacking, a shooting star flew into the frame and exploded near the comet. Above is one of the photos that resulted. “While video and VFX make […]

  • The Case Against the Photo Watermark
    by Michael Reynolds on August 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Inevitably a time will come around when a budding photographer decides to start “taking this seriously,” “discouraging image theft,” and (my personal favorite), “gaining exposure.” And they do this, of course, with a watermark. Now mind you, before I get to the nitty-gritty of why this is BS, I’ll cover the surface level problem with […]

  • Macallan Launches a Magnum Photos Limited Edition Whiskey
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    For the past 10 years, the famous Scotch whiskey distillery The Macallan has been releasing limited edition whiskeys in a Masters of Photography series. For its latest edition, Macallan collaborated with the prestigious Magnum Photos cooperative. The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition is the 7th limited edition release as part of the series. Previous […]

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

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

  • Is the Sensor or the Lens to Blame for Poor Image Quality?
    by Jake Hicks on August 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    A few years ago, I was embarrassingly very vocal about how disappointed I was about some of the Nikon lenses. I’ve been using Nikon cameras and lenses for decades and although I was very pleased with the image quality and color rendition their cameras produced, I strongly considered jumping the Nikon ship in search of […]

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

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

  • 5 Signs You’re Progressing in Photography
    by Mark Denney on August 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Recognizing personal progression and improvement is a wildly beneficial yet often overlooked exercise for our confidence. It’s human nature to want to be “better” at things. We don’t have to be the best right now, but we all want the affirmation that we’re improving and moving in the right direction. Photography is no different and […]

  • This is How Canon Supports its Pros
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    As the camera wars are heating up over the new battleground that is mirrorless cameras, the heavyweights in the industry are taking turns tooting their own horns. Canon just released this 2.5-minute video on the benefits of Canon Professional Services (CPS). “Canon Professional Services (CPS) provides exceptional support for full-time imaging professionals,” Canon writes. “CPS […]

  • What it Was Like to Move My Photo Business Across the Country
    by Robert Lowdon on August 15, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    It’s 7:30 in the morning in Winnipeg and my wife awakens me to share the news that she has just gotten the job she has always wanted in Toronto. It has been six months since we had first planned our move to Toronto. All of the sudden, we were moving across the country in 3 […]

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

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

  • Sony is Now #1 in Full-Frame Cameras in the US
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Sony just announced that it is now #1 in the United States in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, overtaking Canon in both units sold and dollars generated in the first half of 2018. Sony says that 4 out of every 10 full-frame cameras sold during the period were made by Sony. Here’s a chart […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Review
    on August 15, 2018 at 10:25 am

    We review the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, a compact smartphone with 19mp camera, 5mp selfie camera, 4K video, and high-speed video recording. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Watch out, Apple Watch. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • This Photo Shows a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection with the Earth for Scale
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Space enthusiast and photo processing hobbyist Jason Major created this edit of a NASA photo showing a ginormous coronal mass ejection back on June 7th, 2011. See that little blue circle in the upper-left-hand corner? That’s the Earth for scale. Here’s a video of the same coronal mass ejection: Coronal mass ejections are like solar […]

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

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

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

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

  • Patti is 3 Legged Thing’s First Tripod to Feature Flip-Locking Legs
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The British tripod maker 3 Legged Thing has announced a new Punks-series tripod called Patti. It’s the company’s first ever tripod to feature flip-lock legs rather than the friction locks found on all the other models. The new tripod is named after punk rock musician Patti Smith, making it the first 3 Legged Thing tripod […]

  • A Secret Rule of Photo Composition: The Middle Line
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 14, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Here’s a short 4-minute video by Light Club that looks at using a vertical or horizontal middle line through the frame, something it refers to as “a secret rule of photo composition.” Examples given in the video show how both photographers and artists throughout history have created compelling compositions by placing their subjects and scenes […]

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

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

  • Verifly Offers Photographers Insurance on a Per-Shoot Basis
    by <a href="https://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/">Michael Zhang</a> on August 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Want general liability insurance as a photographer but don’t want to pay monthly premiums because your shoots aren’t very regular? Verifly can provide you with insurance on a per-shoot basis, covering you for millions in exchange for dollars on the hour. We first covered Verifly back in late 2016, when the company was focused on […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Telephoto Lens Video Review
    on August 14, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    David Thorpe puts the long reach of the Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens to the test. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Much Equipment Does a Professional Photographer Need?
    by Scott Choucino on August 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    We all get stressed about our gear at some point in our careers. Knowing how much and what quality of photography gear you need is complicated. This will help shed some light on exactly how much equipment a professional photographer needs. [More... […]

  • Photographing for Advertising Campaigns: An Interview With Clay Cook
    by Trey Amick on August 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Fashion and Editorial Photographer Clay Cook recently partnered with Stash, a mobile investment app, to photograph Instagram personality Baddie Winkle for a retirement themed campaign. I had the opportunity to pull up with Cook to discuss the shoot as well as learn more about how he approaches his business and brand. [More... […]

  • How to Make More Powerful Photographs
    by Dylan Goldby on August 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    One of the most difficult parts of any art is learning to express the things you feel through the medium you are working with. Today we’ll look at one way of approaching this in photography. [More... […]

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

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

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

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

  • The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year Is Coming: Here Are Five Tips to Photograph It
    by Scott Mason on August 12, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Weather and conditions permitting, the Perseid meteor shower puts on an annual show that blows stargazers away. Use these five photography tips to capture this dazzling spectacle. [More... […]

  • Quick and Simple Composite Trick for Interiors: Use ‘Lighten’ Mode for Dark Doorways
    by Scott Mason on August 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Compositing frames in your interior photographs can be extremely time-consuming. With this simple technique developed by Mike Kelley, you can quickly and easily lighten doorways in post-processing while freeing up your editing time. [More... […]

  • Why Every Photographer Needs to Embrace Video
    by Mike O'Leary on August 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I've been holding off on learning video ever since I started my photographic career. Having now taken the plunge, I can safely say that I wish I had embraced video sooner. [More... […]

  • Creating Over-Under Water Images
    by Joanna Lentini on August 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I never tire of creating over-under water images, a technique advanced and popularized by National Geographic photographer David Doubilet. The over-under or half and half image provides a window into two very different worlds in a single frame, and if done well can be a powerful tool in fostering a greater appreciation for the other 71 percent of our planet. [More... […]

  • How Nikon tests their cameras (D850)
    by [NR] admin on August 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Nikon Asia published a new YouTube video on how Nikon tests their cameras (D850): Otherwise, today it’s August 11th and the Nikon D850 is still out of stock in the major three online camera stores in the US (B&H, Adorama, Amazon). There is no estimated availability date listed anywhere. A few other recently uploaded D850 videos (I could have […] Related posts:New batch of Nikon D850 cameras now shipping, Lightroom support rumored to be announced tomorrow All Nikon D850 YouTube videos are fake/clickbait Large shipment of Nikon D850 cameras hitting US stores this week […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Philips Hue Tap review: A finger-powered addition to the Philips Hue family - CNET
    by Ry Crist on August 10, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Battery, schmattery -- the Philips Hue Tap draws power from your fingertips. And now, it works with HomeKit, too. […]

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

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

  • Why a Video Project Might Make You a Better Creative
    by Spencer Lookabaugh on August 10, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Way back when the Canon T3i was the camera to have, I dabbled in video just enough to get frustrated and quit. Years later and after a lot of trial and error, I’ve made the switch almost entirely to creating short films and commercial work. Here are the big takeaways from my experience. [More... […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How I Turned a Lunch Break Into a Productive Photoshoot
    by Michael B. Stuart on August 10, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Having time to get out and shoot can always be a challenge no matter how much you love photography. Luckily, a lunch break is almost always free and a great way to sneak in some time you might otherwise never find. [More... […]

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

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

  • Canon Patent Application: Long eye relief optics for EVF
    by Richard on August 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Canon has applied for a patent for EVF optics that will provide a longer eye  relief.  This of course is necessary for anyone that wears Read more... […]

  • Nikon mirrorless camera memes (only for people with a sense of humor)
    by [NR] admin on August 10, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    In case you have missed some of the funny Nikon mirrorless camera memes submitted by readers: Most memes by broxibear, thanks to everyone who uploaded one. If you have any more memes, please add them in the comments section. Like: Nikon Mirrorless Facebook page | Join: Nikon Mirrorless Facebook group Related posts:In times like this you got to have a sense of humor – we present you the real Nikon D700 (humor-rumor)! Don’t read if you don’t have a sense of humor! Nikon mirrorless camera rumors, speculations and predictions […]

  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-mount sample gallery
    on August 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Earlier this year Sigma announced nine full-frame Art-series primes would be made available for Sony E-mount. We recently got our hands on the 85mm F1.4 Art and put it through its paces on both an a7R III and a7 III body. Optical performance is identical to other versions of the Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art available for DSLR mounts. This comes as no surprise, as Sigma confirmed that the optical design is identical to its DSLR counterpart. Functionally it works just like a native Sony lens, supporting the full suite of Sony AF modes and features including Eye AF and Lock-on AF. Take a look at the results for yourself, in our gallery of real-world samples. See our Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art for Sony E mount sample gallery […]

  • Sigma 14mm F1.8, 135mm F1.8, and 70mm F2.8 macro Art lenses for Sony E-Mount now shipping
    on August 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Sigma is now shipping the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM, 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO, and 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras that were announced in February. All three lenses support Sony's Continuous AF and high-speed autofocus, as well as in-camera lens aberration correction and image stabilization. According to Sigma, the brass bayonet on each lens features special surface treatment designed to improve the mount strength. The mount is joined by a rubber seal to protect against splashes and dust. In addition, Sigma says its E-mount models include a newly developed control algorithm that both maximizes data transmission speeds and optimizes the autofocus drive. All three E-mount lenses are available from retailers now at the following prices: 14mm F1.8 DG HSM: $1599 USD 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO: $569 USD 135mm F1.8 DG HSM: $1399 USD […]

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

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

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 review: A premium tablet great for entertainment, but no PC replacement - CNET
    by Joshua Goldman on August 10, 2018 at 7:12 am

    The premium Android tablet shines for feasting on media, but a desktop-like interface and a cramped, pricey keyboard won't have you leaving your laptop behind. […]

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

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

  • Five things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's camera
    on August 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Five things to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's camera The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 made its debut today at a high-profile launch event in New York. While we knew not to expect any new camera hardware thanks to numerous leaks, we still found a few interesting new features under the hood. It has a two stabilized cameras, one of which is dual aperture First: the hardware. The Note 9 seems to be basically using the S9+'s camera (flipped sideways of course) and that's not a bad thing. Both lenses are stabilized (a tradition the Note 8 started) and are coupled to a 12MP sensor. The wide-angle camera carries over the F1.5/2.4 dual aperture feature Samsung introduced in the S9+, which isn't terribly useful in real-world shooting. Based on our experience with the S9+, we expect very nice image quality from the wide-angle camera, and slightly disappointing results from the telephoto side. It tells you when you took a bad photo While there's no new hardware to speak of, the Note 9 camera […]

  • Continuous coverage of the Nikon mirrorless camera
    by [NR] admin on August 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Disqus is already messed up in the last post due to the increased amount of traffic and the large number of comments on NikonRumors, so I am opening a new thread here in order to continue our conversation. If you have missed the rumored Nikon mirrorless specifications, you can find a recap here. Additional coverage of the upcoming […] Related posts:More on the Nikon mirrorless camera teaser Third Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Body This is how the back of the Nikon mirrorless camera looks […]

  • Leica releases Elpro 52 close-up lens adapter
    on August 9, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Leica has announced the Elpro 52, a new close-up converter lens for select Leica M and TL lenses. As its name suggests, the Elpro 52 can be screwed onto the front of any Leica M and TL lens that has a 52mm front filter thread. It also comes with stepping ring adapters so it'll work with 46mm and 49mm front filter threads as well, making it compatible with more than 20 different lenses. 'The Leica Elpro 52 will expand upon the capabilities of selected Leica M- and TL-Lenses, making them more suitable for macro photography,' says Leica in the press release. 'This lens holds true to the standard focusing and aperture settings Leica is known for, and ensures a light-weight and compact style as to not interfere with the lens handling while mounted.' The lens is available now for $395. It comes with the two aforementioned stepping rings and a protective case to house it all. […]

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

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

  • Nikon's 3rd teaser video showcases the 'Body' of its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera
    on August 9, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Nikon has released the third teaser for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera. Following up on Travel of Light and Mount, the third teaser is called 'Body: The Evolution of Nikon Quality.' The video opens up with a few shots of cameras from Nikon's past as a narrator says 'all the expertise Nikon has acquired over the past 100 years has been poured into this camera.' Of course, 'this camera' refers to the impending full-frame mirrorless system set to be announced on August 23rd. A slightly-brightened screenshot from Nikon's teaser video After multiple detail shots of older Nikon cameras, the video teases yet another outline of the yet-to-be-seen mirrorless camera. The shot appears almost identical to that seen in the 'Mount' teaser video, but this time there seems to be an unrecognizable lens attached to the camera. A screenshot from Nikon's 'Mount' teaser video — note the absence of the Nikon branding on the viewfinder bump, something we now have a glimpse of in the […]

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

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

  • Definitive guide to photographic composition: Building blocks, practical advice & much more
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    We have shared a couple of photographer Anton Gorlin's guides with you here at Imaging Resource. You may recall his excellent seascape photography and sunrise photography guides from earlier this year. Gorlin is back with a new guide after six months of work and it is "the definitive guide" for photography composition. The composition guide is separated into eleven sections and covers topics such as why composition is important, what we can take from composition in painting, different compositional concepts and techniques, tips... (read more) […]

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

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

  • Developing the “ultimate camera,” Nikon releases another teaser for their upcoming mirrorless system
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The hype train left the station earlier this summer, but Nikon is keeping the engines stoked for their upcoming mirrorless camera. The latest video released this morning teases the body of the upcoming mirrorless camera. Unsurprisingly, we don't get any great looks at the camera, but we can certainly see the general shape of whatever it is Nikon has up their sleeves. Of the new video, Nikon says, "We've pursued the development of the ultimate camera for many years. Our new mirrorless system further embodies our spirit of... (read more) […]

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

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

  • More Mentions of a Canon Mirrorless Announcement Ahead of Photokina [CR1]
    by Canon Rumors on August 9, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    There are some conflicting reports out there about Canon’s announcement plans ahead of Photokina. We were told back in July that we’d be seeing some Read more... […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Third Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Body
    by [NR] admin on August 9, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Nikon released the third teaser for their upcoming full frame mirrorless camera (see the rumored specifications here): Like: Nikon Mirrorless Facebook page | Join: Nikon Mirrorless Facebook group Related posts:More Nikon mirrorless camera rumors More on the Nikon mirrorless camera teaser New Nikon mirrorless camera size estimations and comparisons based on the latest teaser […]

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

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

  • What’s in your kit? Packing for travel photography with a pair of professionals
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    When traveling, which photographic gear is essential? Of course, the answer depends on which kind of photography you intend to do and what equipment you have. However, it never hurts to learn what different pro photographers are using to capture their shots. In the pair of videos below, we join two different photographers as they discuss their essential cameras, lenses and accessories. First up is Nigel Danson, who recently returned from a trip to the Faroe Islands. Danson shoots with Fujifilm cameras -- although he has in the... (read more) […]

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

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

  • When I go on safari, what’s in my camera bag?
    by Canon Rumors on August 8, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    This is a question that is asked constantly on forums around the web, what gear do I bring with me on an African safari? I’m Read more... […]

  • New Nikon mirrorless camera leak from China – is it a mockup or a real picture?
    by [NR] admin on August 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    There is a new set of comparison pictures of the Nikon mirrorless camera coming from China (they were first posted on the Xitek Forum and later reposted on Weibo - thanks Jeff). There is a good chance that this is a real picture of the camera and not a mockup. What do you think? Here is […] Related posts:First leaked picture of the new Nikon mirrorless full frame camera (with Z-mount?) Third Nikon mirrorless camera teaser released: The Body More teasers: here is the Nikon mirrorless camera swoosh and the official countdown timer […]

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

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

  • This traveling pro switched to Sony: What makes a certain camera right for you?
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Photographer Sean Tucker got his start with a Canon APS-C DSLR and did mostly portrait and food photography. As he became more experienced and started taking on additional work, he wanted to move up to a full-frame camera, so he bought a Canon 5D and started upgrading his prime and zoom lenses to higher-quality full-frame optics. Then he began doing more video for work, but he needed something with better autofocus, such as a newer Canon APS-C DSLR with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Tucker also began doing more street photography and feeling... (read more) […]

  • Today only: 15% off eBay coupon code (up to $100)
    by [NR] admin on August 8, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The last few eBay coupons were very popular with NR readers - here is another one: 15% off with coupon code PRONTO15 for any tech purchase, including photo gear (up to $100 in savings). Some of the Nikon US authorized resellers on eBay are Adorama, BeachCamera and Focus Camera. If you are outside of the US - see Leon's top comment on this post on how […] Related posts:Deal of the day: Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR (coupon code included) Today only: 15% off everything on eBay (coupon code included) New eBay coupon: 10% off (up to $100) […]

  • Nikon N1721 camera (Coolpix A1000) passed FCC certification
    by [NR] admin on August 8, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    The previously reported Nikon N1721 camera passed the FCC certification. This is probably the already rumored COOLPIX A1000 model: FCCID: CGJ 1155 EB Digital camera made in China Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed AC adapter: Nikon EH-73P Label / label position Via Nokishita Related posts:The upcoming Nikon Coolpix A1000 camera is rumored to have an EVF Update on the rumored Nikon Coolpix P900 replacement New Nikon Coolpix A1000 camera registered online *UPDATED* […]

  • Tamron announces ultra-wide 17-35mm zoom for Nikon; Canon-mount variant in the works too
    by jgray@imaging-resource.com on August 7, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Nikon shooters looking for a wide-angle zoom lens will have a new choice to consider shortly. Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron yesterday launched its newest model, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037). Aimed at landscape photographers in particular, the new Tamron 17-35mm is said to be the smallest and lightest full-frame, ultra wide-angle zoom with an aperture of f/4 or faster. Based around an optical formula of 15 elements in 10 groups, including four low-dispersion lens elements and two glass molded aspherical... (read more) […]

  • Firmware: Canon EOS M50 v1.0.1
    by Canon Rumors on August 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Last week Canon released new firmware for the Canon EOS M50. The update covers two issues you may have when transferring images from the EOS Read more... […]

  • Nikon released their first quarter financial results
    by [NR] admin on August 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Today Nikon released their financial results for the first quarter of the year ending in March, 2019. The headline from Business Insider is: "Nikon Q1 Profit Climbs, Revenues Down; Lifts FY19 Earnings View" -  here is a quick recap: Profit climbed 83.8% to 16.34 billion yen from 8.89 billion yen last year. Earnings per share were […] Related posts:Nikon announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016 fiscal year Nikon Q1 financial results are out Nikon’s financial results for the last fiscal year are out […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • TECH: A Different Kind of Music Player, and for $29, hard to beat.
    by Steve Huff on August 3, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    TECH: A Different Kind of Music Player, and for $29, hard to beat. By Steve Huff It’s FRIDAY and today I made a video on something I thought I would have to send back out [... […]