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Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample gallery Published Dec 3, 2020 | dpreview staff The 35mm F2 DG DN is the ‘standard prime’ in the group of new Sigma I-series lenses. We threw one onto the Sony a7R IV and went out shooting. Take a look. Gear in this story Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2. Depending on which system you’re in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you’ve been looking for. Sigma has introduced its new ‘I series’ of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. The 24mm F3.5,...

Tamron announces 17-70mm F2.8 for Sony APS-C cameras

Tamron announces 17-70mm F2.8 for Sony APS-C cameras Tamron has introduced the 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C bodies. The lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 25.5-105mm and uses the company’s ‘Vibration Compensation’ image stabilizer (no word on its performance). The 17-70 F2.8 has a total of 16 elements, including one hybrid aspherical and two glass-molded aspherical elements. The focus unit is driving by a ‘Rapid eXtra-silent stepping drive’ (RXD) stepper motor. The minimum focus distance is 19cm (7.5″) and the maximum magnification is 0.21x. The lens is 12cm (4.7″) long and...

CIPA’s October report shows camera market has mostly recovered from its COVID-19 downturn

CIPA’s October report shows camera market has mostly recovered from its COVID-19 downturn Top: Panasonic S1 (left) Canon EOS R (right) Bottom: Sony a7 III (left), Nikon Z6 (right) It’s been a rather tumultuous year for camera sales atop a market already in decline, but the latest report from Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) shows the market is back in business and nearly recovered from the COVID-19 downturn. CIPA, an industry association that aggregates shipment and sales information from the leading camera manufacturers, has shared its October numbers, which show the September recovery of shipments wasn’t a fluke. According to the October report, total digital...

Apple releases Pro Display XDR Calibrator for its $5,000-plus monitor

Apple releases Pro Display XDR Calibrator for its $5,000-plus monitor Apple Pro Display XDR users can now perform in-field recalibration of their monitors. Apple has released the Pro Display XDR Calibrator, allowing users to recalibrate their displays for the first time since the display’s release last December. Every Pro Display XDR comes calibrated from the factory; however, the new free-to-download Calibrator software allows for in-field recalibration for specific workflows ‘that may require custom calibration’. To perform calibration, you must use one of the following spectroradiometers: Photo Research SpectraScan PR-740, PR-745 or PR-788...

Slideshow: People’s Choice Award finalists for Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Slideshow: People’s Choice Award finalists for Wildlife Photographer of the Year Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has selected 25 finalist photos for its People’s Choice Award. Now it’s up to the public to vote for the overall winner. Anyone can participate in the process until February 2nd at 14:00 GMT. Over 49,000 images were submitted to this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. 100 images were chosen as winners or finalists by the panel of judges. An additional 25 photos have been set aside for this latest shortlist. Make sure you view the gallery, read the rules, and cast a vote for your...

Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Dec 2, 2020 | dpreview staff Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV also shot a gallery with the lens, but on Panasonic bodies. Have a look. Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices. Sigma has introduced its new ‘I series’ of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. Monogram’s Creative...

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 888 SoC with 3 ISPs capable of 8K video, 120fps still shooting, 960fps slo-mo and more

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 888 SoC with 3 ISPs capable of 8K video, 120fps still shooting, 960fps slo-mo and more Today, Qualcomm revealed details of the Snapdragon 888, its next-generation flagship mobile chipset, showing what kind of features, functionality and performance we can expect to see in flagship Android mobile devices in the coming year. [embedded content] The Snapdragon 888 is a System on a Chip (SoC) that consists of multiple processors atop a single substrate. These include multiple CPU and GPU cores, as well as additional mobile and AI components for powering all of the features we’ve come to expect from flagship mobile devices. At the heart of the Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm’s Kryo 680...

Bronine Volkit can change four different battery models at the same time

Bronine Volkit can change four different battery models at the same time South Korean battery charger manufacturer Lycan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help it introduce a single device that can simultaneously charge and manage up to four different types of camera battery. The idea of the proposed Bronine Volkit is that users will be able to save space, reduce waste and save money by using a single charger and a series of battery holders to deal with multiple batteries from most popular camera brands. Up to four individual battery holders connect directly to the main charging station and the station’s screen displays information about the amount of charge...

(Select) Android smartphones now work with Profoto’s professional lights via Profoto Camera app beta

(Select) Android smartphones now work with Profoto’s professional lights via Profoto Camera app beta One of the most-asked questions Profoto received after releasing its Profoto Camera app for iOS was: ‘when will it be available for Android devices?’ Now, four months after releasing the Profoto Camera app for iOS alongside the release of its B10/B10 Plus strobes, an Android version is here, albeit in beta and limited to a select number of Samsung devices, for now. As with its iOS counterpart, the Profoto Camera app for Android beta makes it possible for Android users to trigger a number of its strobes, speedlights and compact LED lights using the company’s AirX Smart-TTL technology....

Sony’s new Visual Story iOS app is designed for wedding and event photographers

Sony’s new Visual Story iOS app is designed for wedding and event photographers Sony has announced Visual Story, a new iOS application for Sony camera users. The app has been designed with wedding and event photographers in mind and provides users with simplified gallery creation, cloud storage, and web delivery solutions. Visual Story offers automated image transfer from compatible Sony Alpha cameras to the cloud. From there, users can edit and deliver curated digital albums directly to their clients. To speed up image selection and organization, the app also utilizes AI and reads the metadata of your images. ‘The voice of our customer is at the center of...

Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Compared

Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Compared Ever since Nikon released its first Z-mount mirrorless cameras in 2018, the camera line-up has grown tremendously, totaling 6 cameras. The first two cameras, the Nikon Z6 and Z7 have been updated with their second-generation bodies. In-between, Nikon also released the Z5 – a budget full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as the Z50 – Nikon’s first Z-mount APS-C camera. In this article, we will take a look at the general specifications of these cameras and see how they compare to each other. To make it easier to compare these cameras side-by-side, I went ahead and created a single large table...

Yongnuo has patented a modular camera system aiming to best smartphone cameras

Yongnuo has patented a modular camera system aiming to best smartphone cameras Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo appears to be working on a modular mirrorless camera. Per Lighting Rumours, Yongnuo has filed a patent for a device combining a ‘mobile terminal’ and an external lens assembly. The mobile terminal appears to be similar to a smartphone in its shape and form factor. The device has a large display and a central, exposed image sensor. There aren’t specifics about the sensor, but it’s worth considering that Yongnuo joined the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) System Standard in February of this year. Further, the company’s Android-powered...

Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm and 65mm F2 DG DN lenses

Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm and 65mm F2 DG DN lenses Sigma just added three ‘I-series’ lenses to its Contemporary lineup, in the form of 24mm, 35mm and 65mm primes. Physically somewhat similar to the metal-bodied 45mm F2.8 ‘C’ released alongside the fp, these new primes promise very good performance and light weight when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. We’ve had our hands on the 35mm and 65mm for a few days; read on for pictures, impressions and key...

DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN and 65mm F2 DG DN review

DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN and 65mm F2 DG DN review Published Dec 1, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 Contemporary lenses for E- and L-mount. Depending on which system you’re in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you’ve been looking for. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample images Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample images Gear in this story The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a...

Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery Published Dec 1, 2020 | dpreview staff The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. Gear in this story The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. Read our full review to find out how it performs. Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Combining a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls and Lightroom Mobile built...

Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Dec 1, 2020 | dpreview staff While they were out shooting their video about Sigma’s new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN and Panasonic S5/S1H. Have a look. Gear in this story The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. Read our full review to find out how it performs. Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Combining a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls and Lightroom Mobile built in,...

Sigma introduces 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 lenses for E and L mounts

Sigma introduces 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 lenses for E and L mounts Published Dec 1, 2020 | dpreview staff Sigma has introduced its new I-series of compact, premium full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount and Leica/Panasonic/Sigma’s L-mount. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lenses share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. All three lenses have aperture rings and by-wire manual focus dials, and are driven by stepping motors. The 24mm F3.5 DG DN has a total of 10 elements, which include both SLD and aspherical glass. The special elements, along with Sigma’s ‘Super Multi-Layer coating’ help to reduce...

Vazen announces the 65mm T2 1.8x anamorphic lens for MFT camera systems, rounding out the 3 lens lineup

Vazen announces the 65mm T2 1.8x anamorphic lens for MFT camera systems, rounding out the 3 lens lineup Anamorphic lens specialist Vazen has announced its new 65mm T2 1.8x anamorphic lens for the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system will cost $3,250 and is ready to ship immediately. The new lens completes the 1.8x MFT lens lineup, according to the company, alongside its 28mm T2.2 and 40mm T2 counterparts. When used with the full 4:3 MFT sensor, the lens will produce a 2.39:1 ratio aspect image once the footage is desqueezed. Shooting in the 16:9 ratio, frames will end up 3.2:1 and will probably need cropping, so cameras that can record from the whole sensor work best. On a MFT camera, the horizontal...

Meyer Optik Görlitz releases redesigned Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II lens for a handful of mounts

Meyer Optik Görlitz releases redesigned Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II lens for a handful of mounts Meyer Optik Görlitz, under its new parent company OPC Optics, is bringing yet another lens back to life — the Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II. This fully-manual ‘legendary portrait lens’ is a revitalized version based on the original 1936 design by Meyer Optik designer, Paul Schäfter. Meyer Optik Görlitz says this redesigned version has been ‘carefully adapted it to the high standards of digital photography after an intensive development period,’ which included the support of Meyer Optik Görlitz engineer Dr. Wolf-Dieter Prenzel. Meyer Optik Görlitz says the ‘Primoplan 75 f1.9 II is an enhancement of...

Nikon Z6 II initial review updated

Nikon Z6 II initial review updated The Nikon Z6 II is an updated version of the company’s 24MP multimedia full frame mirrorless camera. It gains more processing power to add improved autofocus and a few other tweaks to an already well-rounded feature set. Key specifications 24MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor Continuous shooting at up to 14 fps (in 12-bit Raw with single AF point) Full-sensor UHD 4K video at up to 30p UHD 60p from an APS-C crop promised in future firmware update Two card slots (1x CFexpress/XQD, 1x UHS-II SD) 3.69M-dot EVF with improved blackout times Tilting 2.1M-dot read touchscreen USB-C socket for...

Canon confirms August ransomware attack, notes past and current employees affected

Canon confirms August ransomware attack, notes past and current employees affected In August, we reported that Canon suffered a ransomware attack that, allegedly, saw more than 10TB of data taken from Canon’s servers. At the time, a Canon representative told us the company was ‘investigating the situation,’ but the company never confirmed the attack took place. Now, three months later, Canon has confirmed in a statement that an attack did take place as well as details on exactly what information was taken from its servers. The notice, first spotted by Canon Watch, states information of past and current employees ‘who were employed by Canon U.S.A., Inc. and certain...

Video: The ‘surprising’ origin story of Kodak Aerochrome film

Video: The ‘surprising’ origin story of Kodak Aerochrome film [embedded content] Todd Dominey has published a video on his Youtube channel that dives into the interesting history of a film stock ‘with an origin story unlike any other,’ Kodak Aerochrome. The 11-minute video, which is part one of a two-part series, walks through why the infrared film was developed by Kodak and what the United States military had to do with its inception. From there, Dominey talks about the film’s significance in pop culture — most notably in the late 1960s and early 70s — as well as the film’s discontinuation announcement in 2009 and the striking Aerochrome works of...

AF-ON Button Explained

AF-ON Button Explained If you use a modern DSLR or a mirrorless camera, it might come with a button for focusing labeled “AF-ON”. While this button at first might seem to be redundant, it can be a very handy feature that will make it easier to focus on your subject. In this article, I will explain what the AF-ON button is all about and how you can take advantage of it on your camera. Table of Contents What is the AF-ON Button? On all modern digital cameras, the AF-ON Button stands for “Autofocus On”. It is used for engaging autofocus and metering, although its function can be re-programmed for some other purpose...

Gear of the Year: Barney’s choice (part 2) – Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11

Gear of the Year: Barney’s choice (part 2) – Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11 Dan Bracaglia In Part 1 of my Gear of the Year for 2020 I mentioned that the Fujifilm X100V has been in my hands almost all of this year. This article is about a very different piece of photographic equipment in my collection, which has also seen heavy usage this year. And an item which – while much less practical for the kind of day-to-day documentation to which the X100V is so well-suited – is no less enjoyable (in its own way) to use. The story of how I ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11 is a bit complicated, and starts with a very different kind of product: the Coolpix P950, which...

DPReview TV: Best enthusiast full frame mirrorless camera

DPReview TV: Best enthusiast full frame mirrorless camera Published Nov 28, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Now, as the year winds down, we’re highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards! Canon has released...

Photokina is cancelled indefinitely

Photokina is cancelled indefinitely Photokina has announced it will be indefinitely suspending its Cologne-based event due to ‘decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’ In a press release promoted on the Photokina homepage, Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse (the organizing company behind Photokina) says: ‘Unfortunately, at present, the framework conditions in the industry do not provide a viable basis for the leading international trade fair for photography, video and imaging […] This hard cut after a 70-year shared history was very difficult for us. The trend in this...

Treat yourself 2020: The ultimate photographers’ gift guide

Treat yourself 2020: The ultimate photographers’ gift guide It’s been a doozy of a year but thankfully, it wasn’t all sour grapes. While many aspects of society ground to a halt, manufacturers still had cool and exciting products in their pipelines that they managed to bring to market. And while opportunities to get and out shoot may be limited at the moment, we can still dream big. And what better way to do that than by ‘browser window shopping’. What follows is a rundown of the headiest products of 2020, the ones photographers really want. So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat...

Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Nov 27, 2020 | dpreview staff The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. View the Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift sample gallery Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices. The widest shift lens for full frame systems, the Laowa 15mm G4.5 Zero-D is designed for architectural photographers who like to keep their verticals vertical and their edges straight. The Laowa 15mm F4.5...

The Very Best Black Friday Deals of 2020

The Very Best Black Friday Deals of 2020 Nasim Mansurov is the author and founder of Photography Life, based out of Denver, Colorado. He is recognized as one of the leading educators in the photography industry, conducting workshops, producing educational videos and frequently writing content for Photography Life. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook. Read more about Nasim...

iPhone mount converts an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder for selfies and vlogging

iPhone mount converts an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder for selfies and vlogging Apple’s iPhones have a front-facing camera for selfies and FaceTime, but the front camera’s performance and image quality pales in comparison to the rear cameras. For those wanting a high-quality selfie or to record video content of themselves, your options have long been to use the front-facing camera so you can see your phone’s display or to try your luck with the rear-facing camera and hope everything is framed properly. Ulanzi has a new product, the ST-09 Phone Tripod Mount for Apple Watch, designed to solve this exact problem. By using a paired Apple Watch and the...

Gear of the Year: Richard’s choice – Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Gear of the Year: Richard’s choice – Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Dan Bracaglia I wouldn’t usually consider myself a fan of long lenses, perhaps as the result of my early digital experiences coming on disappointing superzooms. Once I’d got over the novelty of being able to take pictures of something a long way away, I usually found I could take a better photo by simply getting closer. I’ve used long telephotos for sports shooting, of course, but in recent years my lenses of choice have been 35 and 85mm equivalents. The Canon 800mm F11 seemed too interesting to not try, though. And that meant adapting my photography to suit the equipment....

DPReview TV lens review: Shift your perspective with the Laowa 15mm F4.5 shift lens

DPReview TV lens review: Shift your perspective with the Laowa 15mm F4.5 shift lens Published Nov 26, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample gallery for this episode Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR aimed at first-time DSLR buyers and enthusiasts. Read our full review to find out how it performs. Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Combining a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls...

Fujifilm Launches Pixel Shift on the GFX 100

Fujifilm Launches Pixel Shift on the GFX 100 It is a great day for all Fujifilm fans, since the company has just released its first version of Pixel Shift on the GFX 100. If you have never heard of Pixel Shift, this technology allows a camera with in-body image stabilization (IBIS) to shift the sensor by up to a pixel (hence the name) in several directions, capturing several frames, in order to stitch them together for a single, high-resolution photo with maximum detail and color accuracy. In the case of the GFX 100, the camera will be able to stitch up to 16 RAW images in order to yield a 400 MP RAW image. In essence, Pixel Shift can...

MIOPS launches Kickstarter campaign for Flex, its featured-packed smart camera gadget

MIOPS launches Kickstarter campaign for Flex, its featured-packed smart camera gadget MIOPS, makers of the Smart Trigger and Mobile Remote, is back on Kickstarter with another new product designed to make it easier than ever to capture unique images. The Flex is a ‘smart camera gadget’ photographers can use to create timelapse videos, capture photos of lightning strikes, breaking glass and more. Flex attaches to your camera’s hot shoe and communicates wirelessly with an accompanying app for iOS and Android. Flex offers many different features and shooting modes, including: Camera control Lightning sensor Sound sensor Laser sensor HDR bracketing Geotagging...

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2020

Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2020 How is it nearly the end of the year already? Not that any of us are keen for 2020 to last much longer. To say the least, this has been a strange and difficult few months for people all over the globe, and one that we can’t wait to put behind us. The photo industry (like most industries) was impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic this year, but a lot of great products were released nevertheless, even if launch schedules were a little more erratic (and access to samples a lot more disrupted) than normal. At the end of every year we get together as a team to recognize the standout products of...

Fujifilm adds a 400MP capture mode to its GFX 100 camera with 3.00 firmware update

Fujifilm adds a 400MP capture mode to its GFX 100 camera with 3.00 firmware update Fujifilm has announced a firmware update for its GFX 100 camera that adds Pixel Shift and Multi-Shot functions to its flagship camera, which work alongside Fujifilm’s new Pixel Shift Combiner software to stitch together up to 16 Raw photographs into a single 400MP Raw image. The new 400MP image capture mode in firmware version 3.00 combines the capabilities of the GFX 100’s 102MP sensor, its in-body image stabilization and the X Processor 4 inside. To achieve this level of resolution, the GFX 100 will first capture a the base shot, before shifting the sensor one pixel left, right and down...

The Panasonic S1H and GH5 are the best cameras for videographers

The Panasonic S1H and GH5 are the best cameras for videographers Published Nov 24, 2020 | dpreview staff Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. These cameras provide a variety of tools to support filmmakers and output high quality footage at high bitrates. Our pick: Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H The S1H’s stills-camera looks disguise one of the most video-centric stills/video cameras we’ve ever encountered. Its capture options are diverse: 10-bit 4:2:2 4K at up to 30p from the full sensor area or 60p from a Super 35...

Fujifilm Introduces FUJIFILM GFX100 IR for 100MP infrared imaging

Fujifilm Introduces FUJIFILM GFX100 IR for 100MP infrared imaging Image shows standard Fujifilm GFX100 Fujifilm has announced a special version of its 100MP GX100, for infrared imaging. Photography is possible at up to 400MP, courtesy of a new ‘Pixel Shift Combiner‘ feature The new camera will be available for special order in early 2021. Press release: Fujifilm Introduces FUJIFILM GFX100 IR (Infrared) Large Format Mirrorless Digital Camera Valhalla, N.Y., November 25, 2020 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of FUJIFILM GFX100 IR digital camera (GFX100 IR), a uniquely specialized version of its GFX100 large...

Sigma to release a new ‘DN’ lens for mirrorless camera systems via livestream on December 1

Sigma to release a new ‘DN’ lens for mirrorless camera systems via livestream on December 1 Sigma has announced it will be showing off a new Digital Neo (DN) lens on December 1 during its ‘Sigma Stage Online’ livestream. No further information has been shared about what kind of lens we can expect, but with the livestream just a week out, we won’t have to wait long. The livestream will take place at 7am ET (4am PT) using the below video: [embedded content] You can subscribe to Sigma’s Youtube channel to keep up to date with the latest news and click the ‘Set reminder’ button on the above video to receive a push notification before the livestream starts. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also...

Video: ‘One Shot’ shows what it takes to capture an iconic image at the Olympic games

Video: ‘One Shot’ shows what it takes to capture an iconic image at the Olympic games A thread on Reddit has brought a neat photography documentary from 2017 to our attention. ‘One Shot: Photographing the Olympic Games’ is a behind the scenes look at how photographers capture the iconic images of the Olympics, including a special focus on photographers setting up to capture the 100m men’s final in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 summer games. Featured photographers include multi-awarded photographers such as Lucy Nicholson, Dave Burnett, Bob Martin, Tim de Waele, and Tsuyoshi Matsumoto. Nicholson had a very specific image in mind for the 100m men’s...

MonsterAdapter’s new LA-KE1 adapter brings autofocus, aperture control to Pentax K-mount lenses on Sony E-mount cameras

MonsterAdapter’s new LA-KE1 adapter brings autofocus, aperture control to Pentax K-mount lenses on Sony E-mount cameras MonsterAdapter, a relatively new player in the lens adapter game, has revealed the details of the LA-KE1, a new adapter that will make it possible to mount Pentax K-mount glass to Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. There isn’t much information available about MonsterAdapter. The company’s Facebook page, which appears to be its only online presence, was created on May 20, 2020, when the company announced the development of the LA-EA4r, a modified version of Sony’s LA-EA4 adapter that expanded functionality and support. MonsterAdapters has since released another adapter, the LA-VE1, which...

Gear of the Year: Barney’s choice (part 1) – Fujifilm X100V

Gear of the Year: Barney’s choice (part 1) – Fujifilm X100V Please note: the images in this article are downsized from the original files. A link is provided below to our full samples gallery. What a year. I thought 2016 was bad, but then 2020 barged in, ripped a room-clearing fart, handed 2016 its beer and went bananas. Hopefully you don’t need me to list the many horrors of the last 11 months, because I would prefer not to. It’s surreal looking back now, but in the first six weeks of 2020 I flew roughly 15,000 miles, all of which was for work. The year began with the CES show in Las Vegas, then on to a video shoot in Texas, and another...

Review: Does the Canon Rebel T8i DSLR make sense in an increasingly mirrorless world?

Review: Does the Canon Rebel T8i DSLR make sense in an increasingly mirrorless world? Introduction The Canon EOS Rebel T8i (also known as the EOS 850D or Kiss X10i in some markets) is a 24MP DSLR camera that is compatible with the company’s EF and EF-S mount lenses. It has an optical viewfinder, but it also has a usable and responsive touchscreen interface and live view experience that’s a match for the company’s mirrorless camera options. Jump to: What’s new | Body, handling| Image quality | Autofocus | Video | Conclusion | Samples For much of the world, shifting consumer preferences towards mirrorless cameras have left DSLRs looking like relics of...

2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera gear deals

2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera gear deals Please note that this article will be updated over the course of the holiday week. We will make every effort to keep it up to date but we cannot guarantee that all of the deals listed below will be available at the time of reading. Here in the US, we’re looking forward to Thanksgiving. While this year’s Turkey Day will be a little unusual thanks to you-know-what, some things remain the same. Holiday season traditionally means shopping season, and the week of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals is here. We’ve compiled a list of the best offers on...

iFixit tears down the iPhone 12 Pro Max, showcasing new camera tech

iFixit tears down the iPhone 12 Pro Max, showcasing new camera tech [embedded content] Customers have gotten their hands on Apple’s latest family of iPhones, including the largest iPhone ever, the iPhone 12 Pro Max. While customers have been enjoying using the new phones, over at iFixit, the team has been busy tearing them apart. They’ve taken apart the iPhone 12 mini and the two medium-sized iPhone 12s, the 12 and 12 Pro. Over this past weekend, the iFixit crew got to work dismantling the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Image courtesy of iFixit and Creative Electron. Before diving in, it’s worth recapping the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s features. It is...

FLEX: The Third-Generation MIOPS Smart Trigger is Here

FLEX: The Third-Generation MIOPS Smart Trigger is Here Our friends at MIOPS have just released their third-generation smart trigger, the FLEX. From capturing lightnings and HDR timelapses, to controlling your camera from a smartphone, the FLEX is more than just a trigger. It is compatible with most camera models from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony. As with the previous releases, MIOPS is launching the FLEX on Kickstarter. Compared to the previous-generation MIOPS, the FLEX has many more built-in features and smart app control. Take a look at the full list below: Camera Control Lightning Sensor Sound Sensor Laser Sensor HDR Bracketing Geo...

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS sample gallery

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS sample gallery Published Nov 23, 2020 | dpreview staff Canon’s RF 85mm F2 Macro IS offers EOS R-series shooters an affordable, stabilized and fast-ish portrait prime. Its ‘Macro’ designation also reflects its close-focusing capabilities and while it falls short of true 1:1 reproduction, its 0.5X magnification gives this lens another layer of versatility. Take a look at how it handles subjects out in the real world. Gear in this story Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Combining a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls and Lightroom Mobile built in,...

Slideshow: Winners and finalists of the 2020 Ocean Photographer of the Year awards

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VALOI 360 Kickstarter campaign promises affordable way to digitize film

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DPReview TV: Best smartphone gimbal

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Angelina Jolie to direct Don McCullin biopic starring Tom Hardy

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Tokina announces 17–35mm F4 lens for Canon EF, Nikon F camera systems

Tokina announces 17–35mm F4 lens for Canon EF, Nikon F camera systems In addition to releasing its 23mm and 33mm F1.4 atx-m lenses for Fujifilm camera systems, Tokina has also revealed its latest lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mount DSLR cameras, the atx-i 17–35mm F4. If the specs of this lens look familiar, it’s because it appears to be a successor to the Tokina 17–35mm F4 AT-X Pro FX lens (also available for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts). The new lens is constrcuted of 13 elements in 12 groups, features an aperture range of F4 through F22 and has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (.9ft). The lens features Tokina’s exclusive One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism,...

Nikon teases upcoming super telephoto lenses, 50mm prime with an updated lens road map

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Buying guide: The best gifts for film photographers in 2020

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Tokina unveils 23mm and 33mm F1.4 atx-m series lenses for Fujifilm X-mount camera systems

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Chroma Cameras’ 679 camera system turns medium format modular

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Halide’s deep dive into why the iPhone 12 Pro Max is made for ‘Real Pro Photography’

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X-tra promises a fresh take on the conventional camera battery with its innovative offering

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Nikon Z6 II sample gallery

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Nik celebrates its 25th anniversary with new presets in Nik Collection 3 by DxO

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Cosina Japan reveals its ultra-fast Voigtlander Super Nokton 29mm F0.8 lens for MFT systems

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Mount any Canon EF lens to Fujifilm’s GFX cameras with Metabones new EF-GFX Smart Expander adapters

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DPReview TV: Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 review

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Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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Adobe releases Photoshop beta for Apple Silicon and Windows ARM

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LumaFusion gets 10-bit HDR video editing, exporting and more in its 2.4 update

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ON1 announces ON1 Professional Plugin Series, including new versions of 4 plugins

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Sony announces its new FX6 full-frame cinema camera with 10-bit 4:2:2 4K/120p internal recording

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Reply to The Function of Technology on Obsolescence

Reply to The Function of Technology on Obsolescence I don’t think I have followed any camera manufacturer ‘s roadmap like you mentioned. In fact, I have gone back to film and I don’t buy new digital gear anymore. I only care for something that has historic value these days like a Contax rangefinder or a Rolleiflex TLR, or perhaps even a Nikon Df DSRL so that I could make use of those manual Zeiss glass that I have accumulated over time. As far as I am concern, new digital gear doesn’t excite me anymore. I am still partially shooting APS-C but with an older generation Sony mirrorless body. However, I am looking to sell...

Hands on: Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x

Hands on: Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x It’s here! We’ve known that the Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x was coming for a long time, and mockups have been on display here and there at trade shows (remember those?) for a year or so, but now it’s official. Designed for professional and advanced amateur photographers, especially fans of wildlife and sports, the Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x is shaping up to be a seriously impressive lens for serious Micro Four Thirds shooters. Click through this article to learn...

Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x initial sample gallery

Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x initial sample gallery Published Nov 17, 2020 | dpreview staff Olympus’ new 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x is one seriously-impressive piece of kit. Offering 1000mm equiv. of reach when using the built-in teleconverter, it’s a great option for wildlife photography. Handling-wise, we found it a bit lighter and smaller than its massive focal range suggests and the perfect companion for the twin-grip OM-D E-M1X. This is an initial sample gallery; we’ll update it again soon when we get a break from the pervasive Pacific Northwest rain. In the meantime, these should at least give you some idea of this...

Firmware update: Olympus E-M1X gets bird AF along with Raw video

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Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro officially unveiled; ships in January for $7500

Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro officially unveiled; ships in January for $7500 Olympus has formally unveiled the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro, a high-end Micro Four Thirds telephoto zoom that was first teased as being under development in early 2019. It offers a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, boosting its 300-800mm equivalent range to a massive 375-1000mm equiv. reach. The lens features built-in IS rated to 4.5 stops, and when coupled with the 5-axis stabilized OM-D E-M1X can provide up to 8 stops of stabilization. The 150-400mm F4.5 measures just over 31cm (12.4″) in length and weighs ‘only’ 1.9kg (4.1lb). It includes 28 elements...

Olympus releases the lightly updated OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs

Olympus releases the lightly updated OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs Olympus has announced the release of the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs. If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu, you aren’t alone. While the name looks familiar, you’ll note the addition of an ’s’ on the end compared to its predecessor, the OM-D E-M10 Mark III. Rather than beating around the bush, we’ll get straight to the point: the OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is the OM-D E-M10 Mark III with a new silent shooting mode and a new ‘Instant Film’ art filter mode. Aside from these two small updates, the camera is otherwise unchanged from its predecessor. Absolutely nothing, inside or out, has changed,...

The Function of Technology on Obsolescence

The Function of Technology on Obsolescence Photos Members Group Since The Function of Technology on Obsolescence My Photo-stream says: I have mentioned that one can get some pretty low priced bodies of cameras that are quite ‘high end’ in terms of the technology incorporated in them at this time. But, this time may be fleeting and users may soon wake up to this missed opportunity. What makes cameras obsolete and then decline in value? Innovation. But, if APS-C sensor based DSLR’s are no longer being offered with innovations compared to those previously produced do those cameras which were previously produced...

EOS 750 Diopter adjustment wheel is stuck / Viewfinder

EOS 750 Diopter adjustment wheel is stuck / Viewfinder Photos Members Group Since EOS 750 Diopter adjustment wheel is stuck / Viewfinder Las Cuentas says: Hello, the diopter wheel adjustment from my EOS 750d is stuck. The camera is older, its from the previous owner. Can someone help me? The small wheel is connected by a small screw. Can this repaired by myself? Thanks and regards Tim Originally posted at 3:39PM, 16 November 2020 PST (permalink) Las Cuentas edited this topic 14 hours ago. Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you’re already a...

Video: Astrophotographer creates stunning global map of Mars

Video: Astrophotographer creates stunning global map of Mars Astrophotographer Jean-Luc Dauvergne spent six nights this fall capturing images of Mars. Dauvergne used the 1.06m telescope of Pic du Midi observatory in the French Pyrenees to capture his photos, which he has since used to create a global map of Mars. In addition to the six nights Dauvergne spent at the observatory, he told PetaPixel that it took him an additional 10 days to process the images. He says that Pic du Midi ‘is one of the best places in the world for planetary imaging.’ The 1m telescope has a 17,000mm focal length and was originally installed in 1963 to help NASA...

Reply to Macro lens suggestion

Reply to Macro lens suggestion If you’re a little adventurous, I would point you towards getting a vintage manual-focus macro lens, which you can mount with the use of adapters. My suggestion would be Tamron’s Adaptall-2-series SP 90mm macro–I have the older f/2.5 version, which is 1:2 macro (1:1 with an extension tube), or there’s a newer f/2.8 version which goes to 1:1 with no tube. Sharp as a tack, and for macro you’re generally going to be focusing manually anyway (or setting a focus point and moving the camera or subject to focus) so you wouldn’t miss the autofocus much. I see some...

Leica’s FOTOS app is now free for all after the $50/year ‘Pro’ subscription was removed

Leica’s FOTOS app is now free for all after the $50/year ‘Pro’ subscription was removed Last month, Leica quietly announced in the changelog of the version 2.2.0 update of its FOTOS mobile app that it was making all ‘FOTOS PRO’ features available for free to all users. Previously, FOTOS was free to download, but held most of its premium functionality behind a $50 per year subscription plan. Now, in addition to being able to wirelessly capture, transfer, organize, edit and share images, anyone with FOTOS app can also make full use of the iPad version of the app, use the Adobe Lightroom integration (open the image in Lightroom Mobile’s develop module), transfer Raw images and use...

Pixelmator Pro 2 announced, featuring all-new interface and Apple M1 support

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Zeiss ZX1 real-world samples gallery

Zeiss ZX1 real-world samples gallery Published Nov 16, 2020 | dpreview staff One of 2020’s many, many surprises has been the emergence of the Zeiss ZX1, a full-frame, fixed lens compact first announced in late 2018. Not only is it the optical company’s first-ever camera, it’s also built on Android with the ability to run Lightroom CC. At long last, this unusual camera has made its official debut and we’ve got our first batch of samples to share. Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices. The ZX1 is Zeiss’ first ever digital camera,...

Reply to Seeking your advice………………….

Reply to Seeking your advice…………………. Sony: “The internal battery discharges gradually if the camera is only used for short periods of time. If the camera is not used at all for approximately 3 months, the internal battery becomes completely discharged.” And like for any older battery that time window shrinks over time. So I don’t care if I have to set date and time again (amongst other considerations). Since the clocks of my various cameras deviating quite fast from the real time I see it anyway necessary to adjust settings more often than I like. I give no thought to internal batteries, but talking about...

Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery updated

Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery updated Published Nov 15, 2020 | dpreview staff We’ve been spending more with the 70-200mm F2.8 VR S, a cornerstone lens in Nikon’s relatively young Z-mount lineup. In the time since we’ve gotten our hands on it we’ve taken it along on local trips to the coast and around our corner of the Puget Sound area – take a look at our updated sample gallery for even more photos from this much-anticipated lens, including several shots from the new Z6 II. Gear in this story Nikon has announced the first 70-200mm lens for its Z-mount. The 70-200 F2.8 VR S features 5 stops of shake...

Reply to What Happened to image.canon?

Reply to What Happened to image.canon? I don’t photograph military installations, so GPS is not critical for me,I do shoot birds, and they do move around, so again the GPS is not important.I have the 7D2 with handgrip that carries two batteries.one day I went into the woods trying to catch some 4-legged ones,near the end, a deer and a fawn were in sight.I knelt down, rested my elbow on a log…I squeezed lightly, squeezed again… I haven’t used the GPS since.Need more batteries going into the...

The best Google Photo alternatives

The best Google Photo alternatives With news that Google will stop unlimited uploads to Google Photos starting June 15, 2021, many photographers are thinking about alternatives. While ‘free’ and ‘unlimited’ options are all but non-existent with Google Photos gone, there are plenty of options if you’re looking to get away from the Google ecosystem and don’t mind paying for either subscriptions or one-time purchases. We’ve rounded up a few of the best alternatives, ranging from simple to sophisticated, and have summarized their features and functionality. While some of these services do offer free storage,...

DPReview TV: Battle of the 70-200mm F2.8 zooms (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic)

DPReview TV: Battle of the 70-200mm F2.8 zooms (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic) Published Nov 14, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Who makes the best 70-200mm F2.8 zoom lens for full-frame? We tested the latest models to find out: the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM, Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S, Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS and the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200 F2.8 O.I.S. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 sample gallery Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 sample gallery Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 sample gallery Panasonic S Pro 70-200mm F2.8 sample gallery Gear in this story As 2020 draws to a close and Nikon...

Adobe apps not officially supported on Apple’s M1 chips using Rosetta 2, but native versions are coming

Adobe apps not officially supported on Apple’s M1 chips using Rosetta 2, but native versions are coming Earlier this week, Apple announced the first trio of Mac computers built using Apple’s own silicon. The new MacBook Air, 13″ MacBook Pro and Mac mini devices all use Apple’s new M1 chip. During the event, Apple announced that Adobe, among many other developers, is working on releasing new versions of its software that are compatible with the M1 chip. As it turns out, these new M1-compatible versions will be critical for Adobe Lightroom users on the new Apple silicon Macs. On a dedicated page about Lightroom Classic compatibility with the upcoming macOS 11 operating system,...

Apple’s new ProRAW image format will capture 12-bit Raw DNG files

Apple’s new ProRAW image format will capture 12-bit Raw DNG files Apple has released the iOS 14.3 developer beta which, amongst other improvements, includes the new ProRAW photo feature Apple showed off at its virtual iPhone event last month. Until now, not much was known about the ProRAW workflow and what type of file the latest iPhone 12 Pro devices would output. We now know, thanks to the iOS 14.3 developer beta, that a ProRaw file will be a 12-bit Raw image captured as a linear digital negative (Linear DNG) file. The file will offer up to 14 stops of dynamic range, according to a report from PetaPixel, and offers the usual post-production adjustments...

This DIY camera uses machine learning to tell you what it sees

This DIY camera uses machine learning to tell you what it sees A camera that knows what it’s looking at would have seemed like a farfetched pipe dream not long ago. These days, however, you can even build such a camera in the comfort of your own home. Adafruit has shared a project that allows you to build a camera around Adafruit’s own BrainCraft HAT system, which is itself an AI Machine Learning addition to the Raspberry Pi 4. Plus, it even tells you what it sees. As DIY Photography observes, the Raspberry Pi Machine Learning camera uses TensorFlow Lite object recognition software to figure out what it is looking at. The project works with...

Venus Optics’ 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro lens is now available with Pentax K mount, new stepless EF mount version also available

Venus Optics’ 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro lens is now available with Pentax K mount, new stepless EF mount version also available Venus Optics has announced its popular Laowa 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro APO lens is now available for Pentax K mount cameras and is also available in a stepless aperture version for Canon EF mount. When the Laowa 100mm F2.8 Ultra Macro APO lens was announced back in 2018, it was supposed to be available for Pentax K mount systems alongside Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE mounts. However, the K mount version never came to fruition, with Venus Optics even announcing RF and Z mount versions back in April of this year before any news of the K mount version came out. A macro shot of the aperture...

$20 film camera challenge: Minolta Riva Zoom 90EX – Dan Bracaglia

$20 film camera challenge: Minolta Riva Zoom 90EX – Dan Bracaglia Intro – the challenge Our ‘$20 film camera challenge’ is partly an acknowledgment that the universe is well-stocked with affordable analog cameras, and you don’t necessarily need to spend an arm and a leg on something trendy to get great shots. But it’s also a fun excuse to reassess the cool and often quirky camera designs of the not-too-distant past. The rules are simple: Find a film camera for under $20, shoot a roll or two with it, and describe the experience. Film and developing costs do not count toward the $20, otherwise you’d have no money left to...

Documenting humanity’s journey into space: Over 2,400 iconic space images are up for auction

Documenting humanity’s journey into space: Over 2,400 iconic space images are up for auction Lead image: ‘The ‘Blue Marble’, the first human-taken photograph of the Earth fully illuminated, December 7-19, 1972, Harrison Schmitt [Apollo 17]. Estimate: £15,000-31,500. Offered in Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection, November 6-19, 2020, Online’ Caption and image courtesy of CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2020 Christie’s has placed up for auction a massive collection of images, many of which document the American space program from the 1940s through the 1970s. The collection, ‘Voyage to Another World: The...

New DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update includes remote control compatibility with Mini 2

New DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update includes remote control compatibility with Mini 2 Recently, DJI announced the Mini 2 drone. While it improves greatly upon its predecessor, the Mavic Mini, it won’t exactly replace the Mavic Air 2. To ensure that they can charge roughly $300 USD more, DJI has continued to improve upon the drone that falls below its Mavic 2 Pro and is a step above the Mini 2. With firmware version v01.00.0460, DJI has added support so that the Mavic Air 2’s remote controller can also be used with the Mini 2. It is recommended that DJI’s Fly app v1.2.0, or higher, is installed on your smartphone. Another important update, especially for...

ASUS ProArt PA278QV Monitor Review

ASUS ProArt PA278QV Monitor Review ASUS has been known for making quality PC components, but few people know that the company also makes mid-range and high-end monitors for professional photographers, graphic artists, and content creators. Specifically, the “ProArt” line has been designed for those who want high-end IPS displays for accurate color reproduction. The ASUS ProArt PA278QV represents the lower end of the line. With its sub-$300 price, this is one of the cheapest 27″ IPS budget monitors on the market. I recently had a chance to test this monitor out to see if it is something I can recommend to our readers. In this...

Canon brings its macOS EOS Webcam Utility out of beta and updates Windows version to 1.1

Canon brings its macOS EOS Webcam Utility out of beta and updates Windows version to 1.1 Canon has announced a full production version (1.0) of its EOS Webcam Utility software for macOS and a version 1.1 update for Windows computers. Less than a week after Nikon announced its webcam utility was out of beta, Canon has done the same. Canon says its beta program has been downloaded more than one million times around the world and with this new update comes new support for a total of 43 compatible EOS interchangeable lens and PowerShot cameras. Below is a complete list of the cameras currently supported: EOS 1DX Mark III EOS 1DX Mark II EOS 1DX EOS 1D C EOS 5DS R EOS 5DS EOS 5D Mark...

DPReview TV: DJI Pocket 2 review

DPReview TV: DJI Pocket 2 review Published Nov 12, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] DJI’s second generation Pocket camera includes many useful upgrades and is lots of fun. It may even get used behind the scenes to help produce our DPReview TV videos. Watch our review to learn more about this versatile little camera. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. It’s a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of...

Sony a7S II vs a7S III: What’s new and why it matters

Sony a7S II vs a7S III: What’s new and why it matters The five-year gap between the launch of the a7S II and the announcement of the a7S III had some people wondering whether Sony had given up on the idea of a video-focused a7 model. The enhanced video capability of the core a7 line made that seem plausible (the a7 III does many of the things the a7S II did). But the Mark III is here and it represents more than just a Mark II brought up to competitive spec. Instead it’s the most serious video camera the Sony Alpha range has ever seen and makes the older camera look rather basic, by...

Sony a7S II vs a7S III: Which is better?

Sony a7S II vs a7S III: Which is better? The five-year gap between the launch of the a7S II and the announcement of the a7S III had some people wondering whether Sony had given up on the idea of a video-focused a7 model. The enhanced video capability of the core a7 line made that seem plausible (the a7 III does many of the things the a7S II did). But the Mark III is here and it represents more than just a Mark II brought up to competitive spec. Instead it’s the most serious video camera the Sony Alpha range has ever seen and makes the older camera look rather basic, by...

How Joe Biden’s drone light show came together — and what it could mean for the industry

How Joe Biden’s drone light show came together — and what it could mean for the industry A composite of two of the formations seen in the drone show Saturday, following the announcement that Joe Biden was projected to become the next president of the United States. This past Saturday, major news outlets announced former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, senator Kamala Harris, as the projected winners of the 2020 presidential election. Biden and Harris addressed the world later that evening with speeches that concluded with a drone and fireworks light show. [embedded content] The drone show especially excited many in the rapidly-growing industry, after years of...

Google is killing off free unlimited storage in Google Photos next year

Google is killing off free unlimited storage in Google Photos next year Google has announced that it is ending its unlimited free photo and video storage through Google Photos. On June 1, 2021, users will be capped at 15 GB of free ‘high quality’ photo storage per account. This change will take place alongside additional changes with Google Drive’s storage programs, including counting Google Workspace documents and spreadsheets against the same cap, per The Verge. Google will also begin deleting data from inactive accounts (accounts that haven’t logged in for at least two years). While it’s unfortunate, if not understandable, that...

Photographer captures the highest resolution snowflake photos in the world

Photographer captures the highest resolution snowflake photos in the world Image credit: ‘Ice Queen’ by Nathan Myhrvold For many in the northern hemisphere, winter’s cold grip is just around the corner. With the cold comes snow, a beautiful photographic subject. Few photographers capture snow quite like photographer Nathan Myhrvold. His microscopic images of snowflakes showcase extraordinary detail and natural beauty. Of his snowflake subjects, Myhrvold says, ‘Snowflakes are a great example of hidden beauty. Water, an incredibly familiar thing to all of us, is quite unfamiliar when you see it in this different view. The intricate beauty of...

Help wanted: Google Photos wants your assistance in training its machine learning algorithms

Help wanted: Google Photos wants your assistance in training its machine learning algorithms Android Police is reporting that Google Photos has been asking its users to help improve its algorithms. While this is not Google’s first foray into crowdsourcing help in improving its recognition software, the latest survey, which is rolling out to users on Android, is asking for volunteers to label their images. Last year, Google Photos asked users to identify faces in images to help improve its facial recognition technology. More recently, Google added a survey to the app, asking users to confirm the accuracy of search results. The latest addition to Google Photos takes it a step...

Profoto’s new $299 OCF Adapter makes it possible to mount OCF light modifiers to A-series speedlights

Profoto’s new $299 OCF Adapter makes it possible to mount OCF light modifiers to A-series speedlights Profoto has announced the release of the OCF Adapter, a new adapter that makes it possible to use all of Profoto’s OCF light shaping tools with any of its A-series flash units. Image credit: Profoto The OCF Adapter looks similar to many other speedlight to speedring adapters: it has a coldshoe mount for securely attaching a Profoto A-series flash and a mounting point for any of Profoto’s OCF light shaping tools, which the head of the flash fits into. Profoto has over a dozen OCF light shaping tools, including the OCF Magnum Reflector, a 24” OCF Beauty Dish, an array of OCF Grids and plenty...

Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Nov 11, 2020 | dpreview staff Take a black and white journey through southern Alberta with the Leica Q2 Monochrom, courtesy of our team at DPReview TV. We knew Canada was cold, but penguins? View the Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery Gear in this story What better time to test out an all-black-and-white camera than late autumn? We used a pre-production Leica Q2 Monochrom to capture some of the moody scenes of the season. DJI’s second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved...

The Canon EOS R6 is the best camera for around $2000

The Canon EOS R6 is the best camera for around $2000 Published Nov 9, 2020 | dpreview staff Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next As you approach the $2000 price point you’ll find flagship APS-C and Four Thirds cameras, built for speed and durability. You’ll also find a handful of full-frame ILCs and DSLRs, with their own unique selling points. Even though they cost more, we’ve considered the Canon EOS R6 and Panasonic DC-S5 in this group because their specs and performance are consistent with their ~$2000 peers. Our pick: Canon EOS R6 The Canon EOS R6 is the most expensive camera in its class but also perhaps the most well-rounded,...

Roger Cicala: the difference between sample variation and a ‘bad copy’ (Part 2)

Roger Cicala: the difference between sample variation and a ‘bad copy’ (Part 2) I compare a lot of lenses. They aren’t all exactly the same. In today’s article we’ll look at variation versus bad copies a bit differently to last time. Plus, I’ll explain how people get three ‘bad copies’ of a lens in a row. Variation versus bad copy frequency Imatest type graphs are easier to visualize so I’m going to use those today. These graphs allow us to visualize center resolution (toward the top on the y-axis of the graph) and overall resolution (toward the right on the x-axis), with individual lenses plotted as dots. Don’t worry about the numbers on...

This $95 lens attachment turns the world around you into a globe using a little glass marble

This $95 lens attachment turns the world around you into a globe using a little glass marble We’ve come across a number of weird lenses and lens accessories over the years, but the Soratama from Zenjix certainly stands out from the crowd, for better or worse. The lens attachment features a 72mm filter thread and is designed to go in front of nearly any lens you can find step down/up rings for. It uses a single sheet of glass with what is effectively a clear marble to turn the world around you into a little globe of sorts. [embedded content] These globe-style shots aren’t new, per se, but unlike photos that use larger glass orbs, this attachment is smaller and means your hand won’t...

Hands on: Leica Q2 Monochrom

Hands on: Leica Q2 Monochrom entoman brownie – “why B/W?” Because if you use a camera that is only capable of monochrome, you’ll find yourself visualising every scene in front of you with “monochrome eyes”. You’ll be looking for shapes, textures and tones, instead of looking for colours. It’s a different way of thinking, and a different type of art. Yes, it’s a small niche user base and only fanatical monochrome photographers will buy it, although numbers will certainly be boosted by people who want it as an investment, or buy it to look cool. But Leica has always...

Step aside, Intel: Apple shows off its first Macs powered by its new M1 chipset

Step aside, Intel: Apple shows off its first Macs powered by its new M1 chipset [embedded content] Apple today unveiled its first Mac computers powered by its new M1 chipset, ushering in a new era for Apple hardware as it leaves behind Intel in favor of its own silicon. Apple M1 Chipset Behind all of the new computers Apple showcased at today’s event is its new M1 chipset, the first chip designed specifically for Mac. Unlike past Mac computers, which required multiple chips from multiple suppliers, Apple’s new M1 chip puts all of them into a single system on a chip (SoC) design. This includes the CPU, GPU, I/O, security and memory. The new chip uses a 5nm process, which...

Pergear releases $165 12mm F2 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems

Pergear releases $165 12mm F2 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems Budget photo accessory manufacturer Pergear has announced the release of its new 12mm F2 wide-angle APS-C lens for Fujifilm X mount, Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount, Nikon Z mount and Sony E-mount camera systems. The new manual-focus lens is constructed of 12 elements in 9 groups, including two aspherical and two high-refractive elements. The 12mm focal length offers a full-frame equivalent of 18mm on Fujifilm X mount, Nikon Z mount and Sony E mount cameras and 24mm on MFT mount cameras. The lens features an aperture range of F2 through F22, a ten-blade aperture diaphragm and a minimum...

Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review

Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review Introduction Product shots: Dan Bracaglia The Leica Q2 Monochrom is Leica’s latest dedicated black-and-white camera, joining the M Monochrom and the M10 Monochrom manual-focus rangefinders. The Q2 Monochrom has a 47MP sensor that only produces black and white images, a fixed 28mm F1.7 ASPH lens with 17cm (6.7 in) macro mode and a claim of better dynamic range and noise performance compared to the color Q2. The Q2 Monochrom certainly won’t be for everyone, but for dedicated black-and-white shooters there is a lot to love about this camera. Jump to: What’s new | Body and handling | First...

DPReview TV: Leica Q2 Monochrom review

DPReview TV: Leica Q2 Monochrom review Published Nov 10, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Our team at DPReview TV wanted a monochrome version of the Leica Q2 and they got it. Is this a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’? Nope. As Chris explains in our hands-on review, the Q2 might just be his new favorite camera. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample gallery from this episode Gear in this story What better time to test out an all-black-and-white camera than late autumn? We used a pre-production Leica Q2 Monochrom to capture some of the moody scenes of the...

Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery

Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery Published Nov 10, 2020 | dpreview staff Leica’s black-and-white-only variant of the Q2 has just arrived, and what better time to shoot monochrome than late fall? Take a look at some samples captured with a pre-production Q2 Monochrom, including some Raw conversions that highlight the camera’s outstanding flexibility for post-processing. Gear in this story The Q2 Monochrom is a stealthy, niche camera aimed at black and white enthusiasts, and we’ve had one in our hands for a few days. Click through to read more. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2...

Leica introduces 47 Megapixel Q2 Monochrom for $6000

Leica introduces 47 Megapixel Q2 Monochrom for $6000 Published Nov 10, 2020 | dpreview staff Leica has introduced the Q2 Monochrom, a black and white version of the Q2 – a team favorite here at DPReview. It features a designed-for-monochrome full-frame 47MP sensor that Leica claims should capture 2 additional stops of dynamic range over the Bayer version (13EV vs 11EV). The maximum ISO is 100,000, up from 50,000 on the Q2. The Q2 Monochrom uses the same stabilized 28mm F1.7 ASPH lens as the Q2. It shares the same 3.68MP OLED EVF and touchscreen display, as well. The body is more discreet than the Q2, with a matte black and leatherette finish...

DaVinci Resolve 17 announced, includes over 300 new features and improvements

DaVinci Resolve 17 announced, includes over 300 new features and improvements Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17, the latest major release of its flagship video and audio editing software. DaVinci Resolve is ‘the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post-production all in one software tool.’ DaVinci Resolve 17’s primary new features include HDR grading tools, redesigned primary color controls, an AI-based magic mask, a next-generation Fairlight audio engine and much more. Blackmagic states that in total there are over 100 new features and 200 improvements to...

Solarcan Colours promises easy tinted solargrams—from a soda can

Solarcan Colours promises easy tinted solargrams—from a soda can The maker of the Solarcan has launched a new series of solargram cameras loaded with ready-tinted photo paper that will create colored images straight out of the tin. Solarcan Colours come in a choice of three versions to offer warm, cool or duotoned traces of the sun’s passage across the sky. Solarcan cameras are literally a drink can with a pin hole drilled into the side and a sheet of 7x5in photographic paper loaded and sealed inside. The idea is to strap the camera somewhere outside so it is facing south and then to leave it there as long as you like while it records a trace of the sun...

iPhone 12 Pro Max review round-up: a meta review of Apple’s largest iPhone 12 model

iPhone 12 Pro Max review round-up: a meta review of Apple’s largest iPhone 12 model The embargo has lifted on iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max reviews ahead of their availability this coming Friday. So, just as we did with the iPhone 12 reviews, we’re rounding up and summarizing a number of reviews from across the web as we were unable to get ahold of review units. For the most part we’ll be focusing on the iPhone 12 Pro Max in this meta-review collection, but some videos and text reviews cover both the iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max, so you’ll get a little mix of both. MKBHD [embedded content] In this video review, Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD, shares his...

Review: The DJI Pocket 2 is a vlogging machine you can take anywhere (even in your pocket)

Review: The DJI Pocket 2 is a vlogging machine you can take anywhere (even in your pocket) DJI Pocket 2$349 | DJI.com The DJI Pocket 2 is a second-generation all-in-one camera with a built-in three-axis stabilizer. A follow up to the Osmo Pocket, the camera remains roughly the same size as the original but features a larger sensor, a wider lens, an improved autofocus system, more microphones, and the ability to shoot higher-quality photos and videos. The camera remains incredibly easy to use and is a great option for vloggers and content-creators who need to capture stabilized video and don’t want to be weighed down with lots of gear. Jump to: Sample Photos | Specifications &...

Sony announces it’s getting into the drone game with its new ‘Airpeak’ brand

Sony announces it’s getting into the drone game with its new ‘Airpeak’ brand [embedded content] Watch out, DJI. Sony Corporation announced today it is getting into the drone market under the brand name ‘Airpeak.’ I a short press release, accompanied by the above teaser video, Sony says the Airpeak brand will ‘reflect its aspiration to contribute to the further evolvement and the creation of the unprecedented value through its imaging and sensing technology.’ While Sony does hint at industrial purposes for its drones, the company specifically says the Airpeak brand ‘will support the creativity of video creators to the fullest extent possible.’ Sony says the project...

Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Review

Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Review The Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a professional-grade super-telephoto zoom lens designed for sports and wildlife photographers. Its predecessor, the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II, was a very popular lens for many years among many action photographers. When Canon released its 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter, many Nikon shooters wondered if such a lens could materialize for them in the future. Nikon finally announced the updated version in January of 2018, pushing the optical design even further by incorporating a built-in 1.4x teleconverter, as well as...

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 sample gallery

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 sample gallery The Panasonic 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a compact zoom for L-mount cameras. It’s a great kit lens for those who like shooting wide and is well-suited for video work. View our Panasonic S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 sample gallery Gear in this story The new DJI Mavic Mini 2 includes several notable improvements over the original Mavic Mini, including 4K video, Raw photo capability, and DJI’s robust OcuSync 2.0 transmission system. Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a travel companion on a trip to Oz. We didn’t find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of...

Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone’s first staff photographer, dies at 83

Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone’s first staff photographer, dies at 83 Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone’s first staff photographer, passed away at age 83 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. His longtime representative, Dianne Duenzl, confirmed the news to Rolling Stone this past Monday night. ‘Baron’s pictures gave us a rare, comprehensive, and accurate reflection of that time executed by a gifted artist whose visual intelligence is unsurpassed,’ Duenzl stated. Wolman was born on June 25, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, and studied philosophy at Chicago’s Northwestern University. He...

DJI Mavic Mini 2 sample gallery

DJI Mavic Mini 2 sample gallery Published Nov 7, 2020 | dpreview staff The DJI Mavic Mini is a great beginner-friendly drone in its own right, but the Mavic Mini 2 provides some significant improvements over its predecessor. The result is a fantastic little machine that’s easy to use, convenient to transport and full of sophisticated features in a small package. You can read all about it in our full DJI Mavic Mini 2 review, but be sure to check out the image quality it’s capable of by perusing the sample gallery above. Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a travel companion on a trip to Oz....

Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL sample gallery and impressions

Laowa 9mm F5.6 FF RL sample gallery and impressions Venus Optics has made quite a name for itself with its collection of very wide angle lenses, and especially for the Laowa Zero-D series that features optical designs with very little curvilinear distortion. This little 9mm lens isn’t one of the Zero-D range, but it is still remarkable as the widest rectilinear focal length lens available for full frame cameras.The 9mm F5.6 FF RL lens has an extraordinary angle of view of 135°, so you’ll need to be careful your feet don’t make an unscheduled appearance in the bottom of the frame. The angle of view is so dramatic that users will have to...

Nikon Q2 financial results: better-than-expected revenue with plans to cut expenses and increase focus on higher-end cameras, lenses

Nikon Q2 financial results: better-than-expected revenue with plans to cut expenses and increase focus on higher-end cameras, lenses Nikon has released financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of its 2021 fiscal year, which starts April 1 (2020) and ends March 31 (2021), revealing a larger operating loss than forecasted despite higher-than-expected revenue. As tends to be the case with financial results, there are plenty of nuances hidden within the broader numbers, but what is clear is Nikon’s Imaging Products Business is going through changes, not unlike Canon, which is also transitioning its product line and production facilities away from DSLRs and towards mirrorless. Q2 Financial Highlights by segment. We have...

Frii Designs’ new Conda Strap is a camera strap that turns into a flexible mount

Frii Designs’ new Conda Strap is a camera strap that turns into a flexible mount [embedded content] Frii Designs, a company known for its unconventional photography accessories, has announced a forthcoming campaign to help fund its new Conda Strap, a camera shoulder strap that also doubles as a flexible mount and grip. Somewhere between a Joby Gorillapod and a shoulder strap, the Conda starts as a flexible shoulder strap that attaches directly to your camera via the tripod mount. When you need to use it as a tripod, simply flip the lever at the top and the Conda stiffens up for moulding into whatever shape you need. You can even separate the strap, wrap it around objects...

Sample gallery and impressions: Lomography Fantome ISO 8 and Babylon ISO 13 BW films

Sample gallery and impressions: Lomography Fantome ISO 8 and Babylon ISO 13 BW films Lomography recently announced two new low ISO black-and-white films: Fantome ISO 8 and Babylon ISO 13. Both films belong to their ‘Kino’ line, which has been created from cine film stock produced by a German company. These monochromatic films offer some of the lowest ISO on the market at the moment. The slow speed means that they will produce negatives with very fine grain, but it also means it can be challenging to capture enough light for a proper exposure. With this in mind I loaded the test rolls into my Contax T2 and hoped that New York City would grant me some sunny...

£10K Landscape Photographer of the Year prize goes to woodland view

£10K Landscape Photographer of the Year prize goes to woodland view Wild garlic, a misty morning and a low-down woodland view have combined to come out top in this year’s UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Photographer Chris Frost picked up the title and a £10,000 cheque for his dawn picture that beat a field of ‘tens of thousands’ of entries in one of the biggest photography competitions in the UK. In its thirteenth year, the contest is run by photographer Charlie Waite and aims to celebrate the wide range of landscapes in the UK, but can be entered by anyone from outside the country. Categories for adults and young photographers allow...

Xiaomi announces retractable lens technology for future smartphones

Xiaomi announces retractable lens technology for future smartphones Xiaomi has introduced its self-developed Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology at its annual developer conference. Image credit: Xiaomi Chinese technology company Xiaomi has officially kicked off its annual Mi Developer Conference (MIDC 2020) in Beijing. During the conference, Xiaomi has showcased numerous new technologies and breakthroughs, including retractable wide-aperture lens technology for smartphone devices. If you have been following along with new smartphone announcements over the last few years, you’ll have noticed a strong emphasis on improvements in image quality,...

US Navy shares photos, video from the Blue Angels’ farewell flight for its Legacy Hornet jets

US Navy shares photos, video from the Blue Angels’ farewell flight for its Legacy Hornet jets [embedded content] The United States Navy Blue Angels have flown their last flight with their F/A-18A/B/C/D ‘Legacy’ Hornet aircrafts, which are being phased-out for the new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. To commemorate the farewell flight of the 34-year-old planes, the U.S. Navy has released cockpit video and an array of images. The final flight occurred yesterday, November 4, over the Hornet’s hometown of Pensacola, Florida, just as the sun was setting on the Florida coastline. Over the winter, the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team will enter its training period with 18 new F/A-18E/F jets that...

Video: David Chan is the ‘Camera Guardian’ in Hong Kong

Video: David Chan is the ‘Camera Guardian’ in Hong Kong Hong Kong camera shop owner David Chan has spent the last 60 years collecting vintage camera gear and amassing an impressive collection of vintage photographic equipment. South China Morning Post visited Chan and interviewed him about his impressive collection. The short film, ‘The Camera Guardian’, was filmed by Chris Chang. Its title is apt, as David Chan views himself as less of a collector and more of a guardian. He is working to preserve vintage camera gear, rather than cultivating a personal collection. Chan owns David Chan Co., where he has sold cameras since the 1960s....

Firmware v1.1.1 makes the Canon R6’s video much more usable

Firmware v1.1.1 makes the Canon R6’s video much more usable [embedded content] Alongside DPReviewTV’s re-assessment of the Canon EOS R6, we conducted some simple side-by-side testing of the latest firmware, in comparison to the original version. Our original tests showed that the R6 would deliver the promised amount of recording time in fairly challenging conditions, but that it would then struggle to recover. Over the following weeks, diligent testing by users revealed Canon was factoring-in the initial temperature of the camera when determining how long to let it record for, but then was calculating recovery times without much consideration...

Review: the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is the perfect drone for beginners

Review: the DJI Mavic Mini 2 is the perfect drone for beginners DJI Mini 2$449 | DJI.com A little over a year ago, DJI introduced the Mavic Mini. Its most notable feature was a takeoff weight that fell below the threshold of 250g (0.55 lbs). Now DJI is back with the Mini 2, which addresses the most important requests from users and still checks in at 249g. In the process, the Mavic branding has given way to a shorter name: the DJI Mini 2. Jump to: Camera | Controls | DJI app | Other upgrades | What’s it like to fly? | Who’s it for? The original Mini was packed full of features and easy to operate; the DJI Fly app was introduced at the same...

DJI’s Mavic Mini 2 now has 4K/30p video, Raw photos, OcuSync 2.0 and more

DJI’s Mavic Mini 2 now has 4K/30p video, Raw photos, OcuSync 2.0 and more [embedded content] DJI has unveiled the DJI Mavic Mini 2, a second-generation compact drone that keeps the same look as its predecessor while improving performance in key areas. On the outside, the DJI Mavic Mini 2 looks almost indistinguishable from the Mavic Mini. It features the same 249g weight (1g under the 250g weight limit that requires you to register the drone with the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)), the same white livery and the same fold-up design that makes is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Meet DJI Mini 2.With a 4K camera and OcuSync 2.0, Mini 2...

Nikon brings its Webcam Utility out of beta, adds support for macOS computers

Nikon brings its Webcam Utility out of beta, adds support for macOS computers Nikon has released the first non-beta version of its free webcam utility for macOS and Windows computers. Back in July, Nikon announced it was working on a webcam utility that would turned select Nikon cameras into webcams with compatible videoconferencing and streaming software. In August, they followed through on that promise with the release of a beta utility for Windows 10 users. Nikon confirmed a macOS version was on the way, but that has yet to be seen—until today. In addition to being the first non-beta version of the app for Windows 10 users, Webcam Utility Software version 1.0.0 is...

Canon’s new ML-100, ML-105 industrial cameras can reach ISO 4.5 million

Canon’s new ML-100, ML-105 industrial cameras can reach ISO 4.5 million Canon has announced the release of the ML-100 and ML-105 Multipurpose Cameras, a pair of industrial-use cameras that offer extremely low light imaging capabilities in small, modular form factors. Both the ML-100 and ML-105 use a next-generation 19um 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The sensor can capture Full HD (1080p) with a subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux when set to their maximum 75dB gain setting (equivalent to roughly 4.5M ISO). ML-100 ML-105 The two units are differentiated by lens mounts and video output configurations, resulting in four individual models. The ML-100 uses a...

Kodak Professional Select’s AI-powered virtual assistant speeds up image culling

Kodak Professional Select’s AI-powered virtual assistant speeds up image culling Kodak Alaris has introduced a new application, Kodak Professional Select. The app relies upon proprietary artificial intelligence to cull hundreds to thousands of images based upon technical attributes and aesthetic qualities. The company states that technical attributes include color, focus, brightness, exposure, contrast and sharpness. With respect to aesthetic qualities, the AI looks for eyes being open, smiles and centered faces in your images. Kodak Professional Select then uses this data to select your best images and showcases them in an ‘easy-to-use interface.’...

DPReview TV: We answer your questions about how to start a YouTube channel

DPReview TV: We answer your questions about how to start a YouTube channel Published Nov 4, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Following our DPReview TV video series ‘How to start a YouTube channel’, we received lots of follow-up questions from viewers, so Chris and Jordan sat down to answer some of the most common ones. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. The new DJI Mavic Mini 2 includes several notable improvements over the original Mavic Mini, including 4K video, Raw photo capability, and DJI’s robust OcuSync 2.0 transmission system. Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a...

Panasonic announces compact Lumix S 85mm F1.8 prime for L-mount

Panasonic announces compact Lumix S 85mm F1.8 prime for L-mount Published Nov 4, 2020 | dpreview staff Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 85mm F1.8 for L-mount. This compact lens has nine elements, two of which are ED glass that help control chromatic aberration, along with a nine-blade aperture for circular out-of-focus highlights. It has a minimum focus distance of 0.8m (2.6ft) and a maximum magnification of 0.13x. The 85mm F1.8 is just 82mm (3.2″) long and weighs in at 355g (12.5oz). The lens is dust and moisture-resistant and Panasonic claims that it can function down to -10°C/+14°F. It’s designed to have the same size and control...

Panasonic firmware shares more features across S1, S1R, S1H and S5

Panasonic firmware shares more features across S1, S1R, S1H and S5 Published Nov 4, 2020 | dpreview staff Panasonic has announced an extensive series of feature-enhancing firmware updates for its S1, S1R, S1H and S5 full-frame mirrorless cameras, along with the G100 Micro Four Thirds model. All five updates will become available on November 24, 2020. The updates vary between models, often adding features and improvements from the other cameras. For example, the boost in AF performance for the S1H, S1R and S1 brings them inline with the performance of the S5. Meanwhile, the S1R, S1 and S5 gain the ability to specify shutter speed and gain (rather than...

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery Published Nov 4, 2020 | dpreview staff Panasonic’s latest lens addition to its full-frame lineup is the S 85mm F1.8. It’s weather resistant and weighs in at just 355g (12.5oz), and will sell for $600 in early 2021. We’ve been able to shoot with a pre-production version of the lens, just in time for some socially distanced fall portraits of friends – including the furry kind. Gear in this story Panasonic LUMIX G LENS, 42.5MM, F1.7 ASPH., MIRRORLESS MICRO FOUR THIRDS, POWER OPTICAL I.S., H-HS043K (USA BLACK) $347.99 Shop now PANASONIC LUMIX S Series Camera Lens, 85mm F1.8 L...

What you need to know about Canon’s new RF 70-200mm F4 and 50mm F1.8

What you need to know about Canon’s new RF 70-200mm F4 and 50mm F1.8 Introducing the Canon RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM and RF 50mm F1.8 STM Canon’s full-frame mirrorless RF system keeps on growing, and today sees the addition of two much-requested new lenses. The RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM is a compact, more affordable alternative to the previously-announced RF 70-200mm F2.8, and the RF 50mm F1.8 STM is a low-cost standard prime for photographers that don’t need F1.2 (i.e. most photographers). Click through this article for a walkthrough of their key features (hands-on images courtesy of Canon). Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your...

Canon introduces compact RF 70-200mm F4L and 50mm F1.8 STM lenses

Canon introduces compact RF 70-200mm F4L and 50mm F1.8 STM lenses Published Nov 4, 2020 | dpreview staff Canon has introduced a pair of lenses for its EOS R system. First up is the RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM, which is 32% shorter (at wide-angle) and 11% lighter than its popular EF counterpart. The lens is just 119mm (4.7″) long and weighs in at a 695g (1.5lbs), yet it retains the build quality and weather-sealing of other L-series lenses. Unlike those lenses, this 70-200 does not support teleconverter or offer a tripod mount. The lens’s image stabilizer can reduce shake by up to five stops, and when attached to an EOS R5 or R6, can reach 7.5 stops...

Select Sony stores in Japan are giving away adorable mini camera kits with the purchase of a real kit

Select Sony stores in Japan are giving away adorable mini camera kits with the purchase of a real kit If you’re lucky enough to be in Japan at the moment, select Sony stores will give you a free — and downright adorable — mini camera kit if you purchase a Sony a7 or a9 series camera system. The limited-time promotion is going on through November 30 at the Sony Stores in the Ginza, Sapporo, Osaka and Fukuoka Tenjin districts. The mini kit includes miniature versions of the Sony a7R II and either a 24–70mm F2.8 OSS or 100–400mm GM OSS lens. The promotion appears to be limited to these stores, so unless you happen to be in Japan amidst this global pandemic or know someone who is (that’s also...

Apple iPhone 12 sample gallery

Apple iPhone 12 sample gallery Apple’s iPhone 12 is the base model of the company’s new lineup. And yet, it’s packed full of high-end features, starting with a high-resolution, high contrast OLED display that allows for realistic display of HDR images. And while the base model doesn’t have the telephoto cameras the Pro and Pro Max models include, it comes with an ultra-wide (0.5x) module that enables dramatic perspectives and – in combination with the main wide module – helps the camera app generate more accurate depth maps in the phone’s ‘Portrait Mode’ than...

Hasselblad’s new XH Converter 0.8 reduces focal length, changes aperture of HC/HCD lenses on X system cameras

Hasselblad’s new XH Converter 0.8 reduces focal length, changes aperture of HC/HCD lenses on X system cameras The XH Converter 0,8 brings new opportunities to Hasselblad photographers with the ability to unlock a whole new set of H System lens capabilities. The XH Converter 0,8, used on HC/HCD lenses attached to an X System or 907X camera, reduces the focal length of the lens by a factor of 0,8x, which delivers a wider field of view and improves the maximum aperture of the lens by two-thirds of a stop. Additionally, the XH Converter 0,8 improves lens performance in terms of contrast and apparent sharpness across the entire frame. An impressive combination for maximizing aperture is achieved when...

Roger Cicala: the difference between sample variation and a ‘bad copy’ (Part 1)

Roger Cicala: the difference between sample variation and a ‘bad copy’ (Part 1) We fix a lot of lenses, but not all lenses can be fixed. With the next two posts, I hope to end the seventh most common forum war; the ‘lens variation is a big problem!’ vs ‘I don’t believe it exists!’ argument. Like a lot of forum wars, it comes down to semantics: Variation and bad copies aren’t the same thing (actually they’re not really related at all), but people tend to use the terms interchangeably. Even $2,000 lenses must have variation Note that I said ‘must’. I didn’t say ‘might’ or ‘could’. I certainly didn’t say ‘shouldn’t at this price’. If you...

Sony a7C vs Sony a7 III: Which is better?

Sony a7C vs Sony a7 III: Which is better? Sony’s a7C is an attempt at a compact full-frame camera that retains the capability of a larger model. It has an awful lot in common with the still-available a7 III, with sensor, processor and most key specifications shared between the two models. However, while the $1800 launch price of the a7C is $200 lower than that of the a7 III, the bigger camera has been on the market for more than two years longer and consequently sells for much less in many places. So which camera is better for your...

Moment launches series of MagSafe mounting accessories for iPhone 12

Moment launches series of MagSafe mounting accessories for iPhone 12 iPhone lens and accessory manufacturer Moment has launched a new collection of mounts that make use of the magnet embedded in the Apple iPhone 12 to attach to the phone. The mount include their own magnets to connect with those in the phone’s body, and different fixtures on the other side that allow users to mount to phone on a support or to mount accessories on the phone. The accessories line up includes a mount for the air vent of a car, a tripod adapter, a cold shoe to fit accessories to the phone as well as a mount that allows you to attach your iPhone to the wall. Moment says it uses a...

Video: Meet Calypso, the predecessor to Nikon’s iconic underwater Nikonos cameras

Video: Meet Calypso, the predecessor to Nikon’s iconic underwater Nikonos cameras A customer at Camera West in California recently traded in an interesting piece of photographic history, the Calypso underwater camera. The 35mm film camera was the first of its kind that didn’t need housing to be used underwater. The Calypso was the brainchild of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau and Belgian engineer Jean de Wouters. The Calypso was released in 1961 as the first 35mm underwater camera which could be used without housing. Cousteau wanted a small, simple camera you could use on land and underwater without any fuss. When the Calypso launched, there were a trio of...

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 now available, includes Portrait AI, new selection tools and much more

ON1 Photo RAW 2021 now available, includes Portrait AI, new selection tools and much more After unveiling ON1 Photo RAW 2021 in September, ON1 has officially released the new software. ON1 describes the latest version of its flagship software a ‘hassle-free, professional photo organizer, raw processor, layered editor and effects app.’ ON1 promises its software is ‘perfect for those seeking an ultra-convenient all-in-one photo editing solution.’ ON1 Photo RAW 2021 includes numerous additions and improvements, including improved automatic AI adjustments, a new portrait editing workflow, improved color selection technology and much more. [embedded content]...

iFixit discovers camera repairs for iPhone 12 models can’t be done by third-parties

iFixit discovers camera repairs for iPhone 12 models can’t be done by third-parties Repair site iFixit has discovered that repairing the cameras inside Apple’s new iPhone 12 smartphones will not be able to be, at least easily, done by third parties, as removing the cameras requires access to a proprietary tool that only authorized Apple technicians will have access to. While trying to swap the camera modules inside two iPhone 12 devices, iFixit suspected something was up. After ‘exhaustive testing, comparing notes with multiple repair technicians, and reviewing leaked Apple training documents,’ iFixit discovered ‘the iPhone 12 camera is entirely unreliable when swapped...

Understanding White Balance – A Beginner’s Guide

Understanding White Balance – A Beginner’s Guide Ever wondered why your subjects turn out yellow when photographing them in indoor environments? Or why your camera flash can make them appear blue? Thoroughly understanding the concept of white balance and how it works is very important in digital photography, because setting it incorrectly could ruin a picture, adding all kinds of unwanted color casts and causing skin tones to look very unnatural. In this article, we will go over the basics of white balance and color temperature, topics that can be a bit intimidating for beginners to understand. Table of Contents Introduction No matter what...

What might the Z6 II and Z7 II tell us about future pro Nikon mirrorless models?

What might the Z6 II and Z7 II tell us about future pro Nikon mirrorless models? The Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are solid updates to the original Z6 and Z7 but neither represents a ‘new’ concept in the Z-series lineup. With the Z6 II and Z7 II, Nikon has modernized its high-end Z-series full-frame lineup, and made its offerings more competitive against midrange and high-end ILCs from Canon, Panasonic and Sony. But while the Z7 II is the nominal flagship, it’s clearly not a ‘professional’ model in the same sense as the D6 and (arguably) the D850. While new to the market, neither Mark II model represents a new concept. This means that the gap which...

DPReview TV: The episode in which we encourage you to play with fire

DPReview TV: The episode in which we encourage you to play with fire Published Nov 2, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] We realize it’s not the conventional wisdom, but you should probably go play with fire. Why? Because, from fire comes art. Tell your mom we said it’s OK. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a travel companion on a trip to Oz. We didn’t find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of lizards and landscape scenes along the Australian coast. Sony’s a7C is among the smallest full-frame mirrorless cameras...

The Sony ZV-1 is the best camera for vlogging

The Sony ZV-1 is the best camera for vlogging Published Oct 29, 2020 | dpreview staff Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next Whether you’re just sharing clips with friends or you’re launching an online on-camera career, vlogging matters. And there’s a point at which your smartphone may not give you the look or control you’re after. With 180-degree selfie screens, wide-angle lenses, microphone inputs and great video quality, more and more dedicated cameras offer just what you need to look and sound your best. Here are our top picks, giving particular attention to 4K video quality and dependable autofocus. Our pick: Sony ZV-1 The Sony ZV-1 is an...

7Artisans has a new 18mm F6.3 pancake lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

7Artisans has a new 18mm F6.3 pancake lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans has released a new 18mm F6.3 pancake lens for APS-C camera systems. The ultra-compact fixed-focus lens is constructed of six elements in four groups. Its 18mm focal length is roughly a 27mm equivalent on most APS-C sensors, it has a minimum focusing distance of 35cm (1.1ft) and it weighs just 51g (1.8oz). The lens is being offered for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems. It’s available to purchase for on Amazon and other authorized 7Artisan retailers for $69. Find out how the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro does as a...

Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift sample gallery and impressions

Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift sample gallery and impressions Those looking for a lens to help with architectural photography don’t have too many choices. Canon and Nikon provide tilt-and-shift lenses for the F and EF mount systems but it’s fair to say these are quite costly – as specialist products usually are. Samyang makes a 24mm that comes in a wide range of mounts, but beyond that options are limited to the adapters various independent brands, such as Fotodiox, offer. This new lens from Laowa is currently the widest shift lens for full frame users. Where this lens also differs from those others available is that it only shifts – there is no...

Reply to For how long does canon service their discontinued cameras?

Reply to For how long does canon service their discontinued cameras? Mint Chocs: Yeah, I think as many people still use it, repairs and parts will still be available for some time. One small camera shop still has original 5d shutter replacement on their price list. Or maybe they just didn’t update their web page for years, who knows. I still want to know some average number of years after which official canon services stop to repair their discontinued...

DPReview TV: Sony a7S III review

DPReview TV: Sony a7S III review Published Oct 31, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Watch our review of the Sony a7S III to find out why Jordan calls it ‘the best camera for run and gun videography’ available today. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample gallery from this episode Gear in this story We’ve started digging into the a7S III’s video capabilities. Initial results are positive: we measured excellent, sub-10ms rolling shutter rates, and we can confirm that the camera uses a dual gain sensor. Rather than chase ever bigger headline...

Sony a7S III sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sony a7S III sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Oct 31, 2020 | dpreview staff The Sony a7S III is optimized for video, but its 12MP sensor is very capable and performs well in low light. Our new a7S III sample gallery includes everything from night shots to portraits. View the Sony a7S III sample gallery Gear in this story We’ve started digging into the a7S III’s video capabilities. Initial results are positive: we measured excellent, sub-10ms rolling shutter rates, and we can confirm that the camera uses a dual gain sensor. Rather than chase ever bigger headline numbers, the Sony a7S III focuses on doing one thing...

Iconic scenes in The Mandalorian were filmed using a Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon lens

Iconic scenes in The Mandalorian were filmed using a Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon lens The second season of the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian premiered today and there is fascinating photography associated with the production of the Star Wars spinoff show. For starters, some scenes in the show were shot using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera. As Digital Camera World points out, not only were scenes shot using the Canon 5D Mark III, but an adapted Nikon 28mm lens was used and the camera operator was John Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop and current effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). If you watched the first season of The...

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 15mm F4.5 ‘Zero-D’ Shift lens for full-frame cameras

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 15mm F4.5 ‘Zero-D’ Shift lens for full-frame cameras Venus Optics has announced the release of the Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift, a new lens that takes the crown as the widest shift lens for full-frame camera systems. The lens is constructed of 17 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements and a new lens coating. It has a 110-degree angle of view, offers a 65mm image circle and can shift +/-11mm on full-frame camera systems (+/-8mm when adapted for medium format cameras, such as Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D cameras). Other specifications include a five-blade aperture diaphragm, a 20cm (7.8”) minimum focusing distance and a...

Buying guide: best Instax cameras in 2020 (updated)

Buying guide: best Instax cameras in 2020 (updated) Published Oct 30, 2020 | dpreview staff Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next What is it we love so much about instant cameras? Is it their ease-of-use? Or the sensation of being able to hold and share a physical print? Maybe it’s the excitement that comes from watching an image slowly appear before your eyes. Surely for some, the lo-fi image quality is refreshing in an increasingly high-resolution, digital world. In this guide, we’ll cover cameras making use of Fujifilm’s popular Instax film. These cameras come in a wide range of designs and make use of one of three formats (see...

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro sample gallery updated

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro sample gallery updated After perusing some vacation photos and weeping ever so gently for a lost world in which international travel was feasible, I pulled myself together and made some selects to add to our Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro sample gallery. From lizards to crocs and jungles to cityscapes, take a virtual visit to Queensland in our updated sample gallery. And in case you missed it, check out our field review of the Olympus 12-100mm F4 here. Gear in this story Olympus has released a major firmware update for two of its OM-D cameras as well as the PEN-F. It adds support for Profoto’s TTL...

For how long does canon service their discontinued cameras?

For how long does canon service their discontinued cameras? Photos Members Group Since For how long does canon service their discontinued cameras? Điđi says: Just got an 5d mk III. I’m blown away by it’s possibilities. Can’t imagine I will ever want something beter and more recent. Do I have to worry about not be able to repair it, or replace the shutter in the next few years? The shutter count on mine is pretty high. The production of it ended in 2016. I think. 3:05PM, 29 October 2020 PDT (permalink) Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you’re already a...

Hasselblad firmware update adds Distance Meter, improved Interval Timer features to its X1D II 50C, 907X 50C cameras

Hasselblad firmware update adds Distance Meter, improved Interval Timer features to its X1D II 50C, 907X 50C cameras Hasselblad has released a pair of firmware updates for its X1D II 50C and 907X 50C medium format cameras that adds, amongst other improvements, an on-screen distance scale for measuring focus and improved intervalometer features. Firmware version 1.4.0 for both the X1D II 50C and 907X 50C adds a new Distance Scale feature that effectively recreates the distance scale that’s traditionally on the lens and overlays it on the liveview display. It can be set to metric or imperial units and will work with any XCD lens updated to the latest firmware. Hasselblad has also improved the Interval Timer...

The Lensbaby Spark 2.0 lens makes you squeeze and tilt it to focus

The Lensbaby Spark 2.0 lens makes you squeeze and tilt it to focus Lensbaby has announced the Spark 2.0 lens and its design draws inspiration from the original Lensbaby launched in 2004. The new lens allows you to adjust the ‘sweet spot’ of focus by physically bending the lens across a wide range of angles. You can adjust where the spot of focus is across the entire frame. The Spark 2.0 is a 50mm lens with a maximum f/2.5 aperture. With respect to the angle of tilt, Lensbaby states that it is 46mm. The manual focus lens can focus as close as 15″ (38cm). The lens includes a pair of elements in a single group and its total weight is 6.5 oz....

Reply to Advice on upgrading canon rebel t5

Reply to Advice on upgrading canon rebel t5 Hello, I have been using Canon EOS rebel t5 for the last 6 years for fun, I decided to take my photography to the next level, I bought a canon lens 70-200 mm Ef 2.8 III, so what a good body canon camera that would be compatible with this lens? And also what the difference between mirrorless camera vs. DSL, which would have best auto focus and quick tracking any advice would be appreciated! ThanksSalwa

Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Int’l Photography Awards

Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Int’l Photography Awards This year’s International Photography Awards (IPA) received over 13,000 submissions from 120 countries. Judges selected winners and finalists for 13 categories and they were announced on Tuesday, October 27th. ‘In these unprecedented times, this year’s entries reflect some of the biggest challenges facing our generation–not the least of which is dealing with a virus which, for the first time, is an event that has affected every person on earth in some way. We see photography at its best–whether covering the COVID pandemic, or the world’s uprising against...

Advice on upgrading canon rebel t5

Advice on upgrading canon rebel t5 Photos Members Group Since Advice on upgrading canon rebel t5 salwa02 says: Hello, I have been using Canon EOS rebel t5 for the last 6 years for fun, I decided to take my photography to the next level, I bought a canon lens 70-200 mm Ef 2.8 III, so what a good body canon camera that would be compatible with this lens? And also what the difference between mirrorless camera vs. DSL, which would have best auto focus and quick tracking any advice would be appreciated! ThanksSalwa 7:34AM, 29 October 2020 PDT (permalink) Mint Chocs says: The 80D would be very good crop sensor APS-C and if you have...

Zeiss’ 37MP Lightroom-capable, full-frame ZX1 camera is here — and it costs $6K

Zeiss’ 37MP Lightroom-capable, full-frame ZX1 camera is here — and it costs $6K Zeiss has announced the release of its long-awaited ZX1 mirrorless camera in the United States and Germany. First announced back in September 2018, the Zeiss ZX1 full-frame Android-powered camera is designed, in Zeiss’ own words, to help users ‘Shoot. Edit. Share.’ all on one device thanks to the integration of hardware and software. At the core of the ZX1 is a 37.4-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor developed by Zeiss. In front of the sensor is a non-interchangeable Zeiss Distagon 35mm F2 T* lens with a focus and aperture ring (both of which appear to be electronically controlled). In...

Sony a7C sample gallery updated

Sony a7C sample gallery updated Published Oct 29, 2020 | dpreview staff The Sony a7C is a full-frame mirrorless camera that’s closer to the size and shape of an a6000-series APS-C model. In fact, its impressively small form factor and highly capable AF helped earn it a Silver Award in our recent review. Take a look at our updated sample gallery, which we’ve updated with images taken throughout the course of our testing, as well as some new Raw conversions. Read our full Sony a7C review Gear in this story Take a look at some Raw conversions and additional images shot during our testing of the Silver...

A photo history quiz tests the impact of color on guessing when images were captured

A photo history quiz tests the impact of color on guessing when images were captured Does how we place an image in history depend upon its presentation? A new quiz (and experiment) by Matt Daniels and Jan Diehm aims to test this question. The quiz, published on The Pudding, shows users a series of five images captured in the United States during the last century and asks you to estimate the year the photo was taken. We recommend taking the quiz before reading the rest of this article to preserve the integrity of the data results. The quiz shows some images in color, and others in black and white. In some cases, the black and white image has been digitally altered from its...

Fujifilm releases major 4.00 firmware update for X-T3, bringing dramatic autofocus improvements

Fujifilm releases major 4.00 firmware update for X-T3, bringing dramatic autofocus improvements As it said it would at the beginning of October, Fujifilm has released a firmware update for its XT3 camera that it claims will dramatically improve autofocus performance. Firmware version 4.00 for the XT-3 claims to triple the autofocus speed from 0.06 seconds down to 0.02 seconds, bringing it in line with the autofocus speed of the newer X-T4. The algorithm that predicts the location of subjects has also been improved, according tot he changelog. Overall autofocus tracking performance has been doubled (compared to firmware version 3.30), with faster and more accurate subject acquisition....

A visual and auditory journey through the shutter sounds of vintage film cameras

A visual and auditory journey through the shutter sounds of vintage film cameras Photographer Ace Noguera has published a video highlighting not only the great style of vintage cameras but also their distinct shutter sounds. It’s a satisfying watch and listen. Of his video, Noguera told DPReview, ‘The video came from an idea I’ve had for a while, to simply showcase how shutter sounds and technology has changed over the years. I thought it would be cool and entertaining to put it in a visual format and share with others how not only designs have changed over the years, but how we’ve been able to integrate electronics to help automate how we take...

What Is Back-Button Focus?

What Is Back-Button Focus? Back-button focus is a camera technique that separates focusing and shutter release to two separate buttons. It is a useful way to stop the camera’s autofocus system from getting continuously engaged when the shutter is released. In this article, we will take a closer look at what back-button focusing is, and how you can take advantage of it in your photography. One of the key areas many photographers often struggle with, especially when starting out, is focusing. Being able to properly acquire focus on a subject or a scene is critical in making sure that the photograph is sharp where it...

The Insta360 ONE X2 is an image-stabilized 5.7K 360-degree camera that fits in your pocket

The Insta360 ONE X2 is an image-stabilized 5.7K 360-degree camera that fits in your pocket [embedded content] Insta360 has announced the ONE X2, a new waterproof 360-degree camera that features stabilized 5.7K recording, a round touchscreen display and built-in editing tools. The overall shape of the ONE X2 is similar to the Insta360 ONE X, but instead of a black and white OLED display, the ONE X2 features a full-color display that can be used to both compose your shots and navigate through the camera’s settings. The ONE X2 features four shooting modes: 360, Steady Cam, InstaPano and MultiView. In 360 mode, the camera will capture and stitch together a 5.7K 360-degree video....

DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 firmware update 1.1.1 – Did they fix the overheating?

DPReview TV: Canon EOS R6 firmware update 1.1.1 – Did they fix the overheating? Published Oct 28, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Canon recently announced an EOS R6 firmware update to address overheating issues. Does firmware 1.1.1 improve the camera’s video performance? Quite a bit, it turns out. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story Canon recently announced an EOS R6 firmware update to address overheating issues. Does firmware 1.1.1 improve the camera’s video performance? Quite a bit, it turns out. Birds, spiders, cats, squirrels, planes, boats, distant mountains and (naturally) the...

Field review: The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS Pro goes to Oz

Field review: The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS Pro goes to Oz The Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro is a rugged, professional-level zoom lens with a focal length range that can cover almost any everyday situation. It also focuses impressively close, only adding to its versatility. It’s the kind of one-lens solution that might tempt you for travel photography in particular, but these types of lenses often trade convenience for outright image quality – so is that the case here? Let’s find out. Jump to: Handling | AF and stabilization | Image Quality | Conclusion | Samples Key specifications: Focal length range: 12-100mm (24-200mm, 35mm equiv.)...

FeiyuTech releases new AK2000C gimbal with 2.2kg (5lbs) payload, 7-hour battery life

FeiyuTech releases new AK2000C gimbal with 2.2kg (5lbs) payload, 7-hour battery life [embedded content] Hot on the heels of DJI releasing its latest gimbals, Chinese gimbal manufacturer FeiyuTech has released the AK2000C, its latest three-axis handheld gimbal for mid-sized camera systems. The AK2000C is a lightweight handheld gimbal that can hold just shy of 2.2kg (5lbs) worth of camera gear and run for up to seven hours on a single charge. This payload would be enough to hold recent cameras, such as the Canon EOS R/R5/R6, Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z6/7 and Sony a7 III with standard primes and zoom lenses attached. The frame of the gimbal is constructed of an aluminum alloy and,...

Researchers create 100 billion FPS 3D camera with lens that mimics human eyes

Researchers create 100 billion FPS 3D camera with lens that mimics human eyes A study recently published in Nature Communications details the creation of an ultra-fast 3D camera capable of recording at 100 billion frames per second. The development comes from Lihong Wang and his team at Caltech, where the researchers developed this new camera using the same foundational technology found in Wang’s previous 70 trillion frames per second project. The newly detailed camera produces what the researchers call ‘single-shot stereo-polarimetric compressed ultrafast photography’ (SP-CUP), a technology that records video at insanely fast speeds in three...

Ricoh shares the name and specifications of its forthcoming Pentax APS-C DSLR

Ricoh shares the name and specifications of its forthcoming Pentax APS-C DSLR [embedded content] Ricoh Imaging has officially given its forthcoming flagship APS-C DSLR a name and confirmed a few specifications we can expect from the camera. In both the above video and on a development update on its website, Ricoh Imaging says its new DSLR will be called the Pentax K-3 Mark III. The camera will feature an entirely redesigned 26-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization (CIPA rated for 5.5 stops of compensation), dual SD card slots (no details on whether both or just one is UHS-II), an ISO range of 100–1,600,000 and a maximum burst rate of 12 frames per...

Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality

Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next The Sony a7C is the company’s latest and smallest full-frame interchangeable lens camera. It fits a 24MP full-frame sensor and image stabilization into a body more closely resembling the APS-C sensor a6600. A lot of work has clearly gone into making this one of the smallest full frame cameras available, whereas a lot of the features and capabilities are familiar. A new retractable kit zoom is being launched along with the a7C to help maintain those size savings. Out of camera JPEG.ISO 500 | 1/40 sec | F9 | Sony FE 35mm F1.8Photo by Carey Rose Key...

Slideshow: Winners of All About Photo’s AAP Magazine #13 Shapes competition

Slideshow: Winners of All About Photo’s AAP Magazine #13 Shapes competition Earlier this month All About Photo selected 25 photographers from 11 countries as winners of its “Shapes” competition. Winning images appear in the 13th edition of AAP Magazine, which can be purchased here. The subject matter displayed in these works illustrates shapes and patterns found in place settings, architecture, abstractions, and more. The top 3 winners, who were rewarded a $1,000 cash are as follows: First place winner: JP Terlizzi (United States)Second place winner: Wendel Wirth (United States)Third place winner: Klaus Lenzen (Belgium) The remaining mentions, whose...

BCN Retail shows Canon catching Sony in the Japanese full-frame MILC market, Nikon stagnant — for now

BCN Retail shows Canon catching Sony in the Japanese full-frame MILC market, Nikon stagnant — for now BCN Retail, a Japanese analyst firm that collects daily sales data of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras from online and in-person points of sale in Japan, has published (translated) its latest numbers, showing the breakdown of Japanese domestic market share in the full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) market. BCN Retail starts its report with partially encouraging news, noting the camera market, at least in Japan, has almost entirely recovered from the pandemic drop, with unit sales in the month of September being down just 2% and revenue from those sales down just...

NASA uses infrared imaging to discover water on sunlit surface of the Moon

NASA uses infrared imaging to discover water on sunlit surface of the Moon NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has used its onboard Faint Object infrared Camera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST) to discover water molecules on the sunlit surface of the Moon. For the first time, there are indications that water may be distributed across the Moon’s surface, and not limited to just cold, dark areas of the lunar surface. SOFIA’s infrared camera, used in conjunction with a 106-inch diameter telescope, picked up ‘the specific wavelength unique to water molecules, at 6.1 microns, and discovered a relatively surprising...

Report: Zeiss’ full-frame Android-powered ZX1 camera to be released on October 29, cost $6K

Report: Zeiss’ full-frame Android-powered ZX1 camera to be released on October 29, cost $6K Three weeks ago, the long-awaited Zeiss ZX1 camera reappeared for pre-order on B&H Photo after months and months of silence regarding the availability of the Android-powered mirrorless camera. While B&H has since pulled its listing, a new report from Nokishita claims the camera will be available on October 29 with an MSRP of $6,000/€6,000 (the same price B&H had it listed for). When B&H listed the Zeiss ZX1 for pre-order earlier this month, we contacted both B&H and Zeiss on the matter, but both passed on the opportunity to comment on the matter. Sometime between then and...

Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S sample gallery

Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S sample gallery Published Oct 26, 2020 | dpreview staff The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S completes the ‘holy trinity’ of traditional F2.8 zooms for Z-mount. Offering substantial weight and size savings over the previous AF-S 14-24mm F2.8 (and capable of accepting both screw-in and cut gel filters) the new zoom is more practical than its predecessor, but is the higher price reflected in its performance? Take a look at our sample gallery to find out. See our Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 sample gallery Gear in this story Nikon’s mirrorless lens roadmap just moved two steps further forward with the launch...

Reply to Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn)

Reply to Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn) Searching the internet I see the lens is offered on ebay in various market as Canon EF-S 60 mm F/2.8 USM Lens (Swiss MPN). The lenses on ebay are no 3rd party lenses. “eBay has been enforcing product identifier (like MPN) requirements since 29 February, 2016. It’s highly recommended that all eBay sellers add such identifiers to items wherever they apply.” MPN usually stands for Manufacturing Part Number and defines amongst other points the place Canon intends to sell the product. Service cost could be higher outside Switzerland. In general Canon is fighting the “gray...

Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens

Video: Weird lens guru turns $20 Carl Zeiss projector lens into a swirly-bokeh camera lens [embedded content] Weird lens guru Mathieu Stern is back at it with a new video that shows images captured with two $20 Carl Zeiss projector lenses he converted into camera lenses. As with many of Stern’s DIY projector lens projects, both of these lenses — a 120mm F1.9 and a 105mm F1.9 — lack any way to focus and don’t have any adjustable aperture. While the adjustable aperture isn’t quite so easy to address, the video briefly shows how he uses an M65 Helicoid ring adapter to give manual focus abilities to the lens. Although not shown in the video, Stern then uses an M65 to Sony E-mount...

Autofocus Modes Explained

Autofocus Modes Explained Most modern digital cameras are equipped with advanced autofocus systems that are often hard to understand. Whether you are shooting with an entry-level or professional camera, knowing how to use the autofocus system effectively is essential to get sharp images. A badly-focused, blurry image can ruin a photograph and you cannot repair it in post-processing. If you learn how to focus correctly, you will end up with sharp, perfectly usable images each time, which will make yourself, your family, and your clients happy. Simply put, accurate focus translates to sharper images and that is...

Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn)

Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn) Photos Members Group Since Canon efs 60 mm usm (Swiss epn) SoulRider.222 says: A third party lens most likely made in Switzerland. Like Carl Zeiss. Third party lenses should work on a Canon T4i. I’ve used a Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro Zoom lens on my Canon T1i and XTi with no issues. And a Sigma lens on my trusty vintage Rebel 2000! EPN stands for EOS Professional Network. It’s based in UK and Ireland though. I was curious and found this post: www.dpnow.com/articles/5605.html 16 hours ago (permalink) N808PV says: Searching the internet I see the lens is offered on ebay in...

Roger Cicala: why I don’t use an MTF bench to test my own lenses

Roger Cicala: why I don’t use an MTF bench to test my own lenses Roughly clockwise from left: 300mm collimator, laser transmission testing, lens test projector, Trioptics Imagemaster HR optical bench, spectrometry measurement. It might not look like much, but the total cost is similar to really nice house in a small city (or a decent house in big city). I have a complete testing lab at my disposal: MTF benches, lens test projectors, spectrometers, lasers, an Imatest setup gathering dust in a back room; everything all the cool kids have. A lot of people assume I test the hell out of my own shiny new personal lenses after I buy them. (Yes, I buy my own...

DPReview TV: Best entry-level full frame mirrorless – Nikon Z5 vs. Canon EOS RP

DPReview TV: Best entry-level full frame mirrorless – Nikon Z5 vs. Canon EOS RP Published Oct 24, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] What’s the best entry-level full frame mirrorless camera? We compare the Nikon Z5 to the Canon EOS RP to find out. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story ‘We have to go fishing to test the Nikon Z5,’ they told us. ‘It’s all about the camera,’ they said. Call us skeptical, but such are the lives of YouTube stars. So join us as we go fishing with the Nikon Z5 For still photographers, we feel the Nikon Z5 represents the best value for the...

Canon’s ISO 4 million multi-purpose camera was used to record fluorescent life in the Amazon

Canon’s ISO 4 million multi-purpose camera was used to record fluorescent life in the Amazon Award-winning artist and director Lynette Wallworth released her documentary Awavena in 2018 to critical acclaim. The project’s director of photography, Greg Downing, utilized numerous cameras during production, including the specialized Canon ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera. Awavena follows the first female shaman of the Yawanawa tribe in the Amazonian rainforest. As part of the film, the crew documents an Ayahuasca vision quest and represents this experience using real footage captured in incredibly low light and CGI. Downing, with the aid of the ME20F-SH, captured footage of...

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