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DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs Sony a6400 – two great cameras with different superpowers

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs Sony a6400 – two great cameras with different superpowers Published Mar 6, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] We compare two popular APS-C cameras: the Fujifilm X-S10 and the Sony a6400. In a bizarre twist, Chris is left to argue with himself (literally). Meanwhile, Jordan is stuck in Pentax K-01 video purgatory. It’s enough to make your head spin. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story The inclusion of in-body stabilization in Fujifilm’s X-S10 means it’s able to offer a lot of the features of the flagship X-T4. So, price aside, what are the differences between the...

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM gallery update

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM gallery update Published Mar 6, 2021 | dpreview staff Designed for portraiture, everyday photography and moderate closeup work, the Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS is among the most versatile of Canon’s RF prime lenses for its full-frame mirrorless system. We’ve been out and about with it for a few days recently, to flesh out our previously published gallery of samples. Click the images above (or the link below) to see some new images, fresh from sunny (occasionally) Seattle, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. View our updated Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS sample gallery Gear in this story Nikon’s...

Adobe MAX 2021 will once again be virtual and free for all

Adobe MAX 2021 will once again be virtual and free for all Adobe has announced the dates and details for its 2021 Adobe MAX conference, which will once again be all-virtual and free for anyone who wants to tune in from October 26–28, 2021. Last year’s Adobe MAX conference was the first time it was both virtual and free for all users, due to extensive travel and quarantine restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, Adobe MAX events took place in Los Angeles, California, United States and as of the 2019, a single, full-conference ticket cost $1,895. The free, all-digital 2020 Adobe MAX conference brought in over 21 million video...

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan discuss Nikon’s mirrorless flagship announcement

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan discuss Nikon’s mirrorless flagship announcement Published Mar 5, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] In an exclusive interview with DPReview, Nikon revealed that it expects to deliver a Z series flagship camera in 2021. Chris and Jordan share their reaction to the news and what they expect to see in the new camera. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. We’re working hard to finish our full review of the new Sony a1, and we’ve just added our studio image quality analysis. Click through to see how the a1’s newly-developed sensor performs. DJI has officially entered the world...

Apple launches new transfer service to copy iCloud Photos library to Google Photos

Apple launches new transfer service to copy iCloud Photos library to Google Photos Apple has this week made it easier for iPhone, iPad and Mac users to transfer their iCloud Photos to Google Photos. Engadget reports that Apple has launched a new service that allows iCloud Photos users to transfer the photos and videos stored on iCloud to be transferred to Google Photos without needing to download the entire collection of files. There are requirements users must consider before requesting a file transfer. A user’s Apple ID must be using two-factor authentication. You must already have a Google account, which is required to use Google Photos. Your Google account must...

Street Candy Film announces new MTN100 black and white 35mm film

Street Candy Film announces new MTN100 black and white 35mm film Street Candy Film writes that they make ‘the tastiest black and white films around.’ It offers even more black and white film now with the addition of Street Candy Film MTN100 to its catalog, joining its previous film, ATM400. MTN100 is a black and white ISO 100 film. The film is taken from a Motion Picture Film and promises to take your ‘black and white photography to the next level with a classic cinematic look and fine details.’ MTN100 is a panchromatic film ideal for outdoor and indoor photography. You can process it as a normal black and white negative or with a...

Film Friday: A look back at the ‘golden age’ of biker messengers – as shot on a Rollei 35SE

Film Friday: A look back at the ‘golden age’ of biker messengers – as shot on a Rollei 35SE The Rollei 35SE is a pint-sized, fixed-lens camera with a super-sharp 40mm Sonnar lens and a set of controls often described as ‘fiddly’. Fiddly or not, for photographer Trevor Hughes, it was the ideal camera to document the ‘golden age’ of Toronto’s bike messenger culture. His series of images – appropriately called ‘The bike messengers‘ – were captured between 1992 and 1998. Collectively, they paint a mesmerizing portrait of an era not-too-long gone, when strong-legged humans were still relied upon as the safest means to transfer important...

Interview: Nikon – “A flagship Nikon Z series mirrorless camera can be expected within the year”

Interview: Nikon – “A flagship Nikon Z series mirrorless camera can be expected within the year” Keiji Oishi – Department Manager of Nikon’s Imaging Business Unit, UX Planning Department. With the global pandemic still restricting travel, in place of our normal sit-down chats we’ve been conducting virtual interviews with executives from major manufacturers. This week we spoke to Keiji Oishi, Department Manager of Nikon’s Imaging Business Unit, UX Planning Department. As well as providing us with exclusive details about a major development announcement, Mr. Oishi also shared insights around Nikon’s recent consolidation of camera manufacturing in Thailand,...

Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH

Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH Published Mar 4, 2021 | dpreview staff Leica has announced the release of the APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH. The compact 35mm F2 is the closest-focusing M-mount lens, with a minimum focus distance of just 30cm (11.8″). You’ll need to be in live view mode to focus accurately between 0.7-0.3m though, since the rangefinder coupling mechanisms of M-series cameras can’t index in that range. The optical formula of the 35mm F2 includes 10 elements in 5 groups, with 4 aspherical surfaces. Six elements use anomalous partial dispersion glass to help reduce chromatic aberration. The...

Nikon NX Studio hopes to be a free Lightroom alternative for Nikon users

Nikon NX Studio hopes to be a free Lightroom alternative for Nikon users Nikon has released NX Studio, a new all-in-one image management and editing program for macOS and Windows computers. The new program is designed to view, process and edit still photos and video. As Mike Tomkins detailed in our review, NX Studio is effectively the homologation of Nikon’s ViewNX-I and Capture ND-D programs, merging the organizational abilities of the former with the post-processing capabilities of the later. Click to enlarge. The overall user interface is similar to ViewNX-I and Capture ND-D, but does improve the menu structure into a more Lightroom- or Capture One-inspired...

Video: Programmer shows it’s possible to run a Minecraft server on a Canon EOS SL2 (200D) DSLR

Video: Programmer shows it’s possible to run a Minecraft server on a Canon EOS SL2 (200D) DSLR [embedded content] We’ve already seen how DOOM can be played on a Kodak digital camera from 1998. It appears though that’s not the only gaming software that can be played on a digital camera. In a recent YouTube video, a programmer that goes under the pseudonym Turtius shows it’s possible to run a Minecraft server on a Canon EOS SL2 (200D) with a clever bit of reverse engineering. The project started as a means of learning to reverse engineer the networking processor Canon uses in its EOS SL2 (200D). After Turtius managed to reverse engineer the network module, he was able to install...

A little bit of everything: Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 gallery update

A little bit of everything: Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 gallery update The Nikon Z 24-200m F4-6.3 is an impressively capable travel zoom for the company’s full-frame and APS-C Z-mount cameras. It doesn’t have a super-fast maximum aperture (it’d be the size of a bazooka if it did, after all), but it turns in really sharp images courtesy of its optical formula and vibration-reduction system that works in-tandem with the stabilizers in the company’s full-frame models. What do you use a travel zoom for? Well, a little bit of everything, from portraits of people and dogs to landscapes and travel. Take a look at what this lens can do in our...

Review: Nikon NX Studio answers our plea for a free, all-in-one editing app

Review: Nikon NX Studio answers our plea for a free, all-in-one editing app Introduction Nikon NX Studio version 1.0.0’s user interface. A few weeks ago, we published an article comparing Nikon’s free ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D utilities with their dominant payware alternative, Adobe Camera Raw, which also underlies the popular Adobe Lightroom Classic. In summary, I found both ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D to offer pretty decent image quality and good performance. But one of my primary complaints with this duo was that neither app offered a complete feature set. ViewNX-i’s Raw processing capabilities were rather more limited in the interests of...

Peak Design calls out Amazon for making a ‘copycat’ of its Everyday Sling

Peak Design calls out Amazon for making a ‘copycat’ of its Everyday Sling [embedded content] Peak Design has taken to YouTube to call out Amazon for what it claims is a ‘knockoff’ version of its Everyday Sling that appears in the company’s Basics range. In lighthearted video entitled ‘A Tale of Two Slings’, Peak Design highlights similarities between the $21 Amazon Basics Everyday Sling Bag and the company’s $80 Everyday Sling Bag, which was first released in 2017. The San Francisco-based company refrains from directly attacking Amazon, opting instead to highlight – in rather a tongue-in-cheek way – the difference in materials, workmanship,...

Format announces Workflow, a service to help photographers manage their business

Format announces Workflow, a service to help photographers manage their business Format, a leading website-building platform for photographers, has announced a new feature, Workflow. Designed to help photographers streamline their business operations, Workflow offers features such as password-protected client galleries, branded file transfers and more. New branded, password-protected Client Galleries make it easy to showcase your images and collaborate with clients. Clients can then select their favorite images directly in the gallery or share them with others. With Workflow, photographers can also share a branded zip file of images directly with clients. You can...

Gitzo creates ever-lasting Légende tripod with unlimited warranty

Gitzo creates ever-lasting Légende tripod with unlimited warranty Italian accessories manufacturer Gitzo has introduced a crowdfunding campaign for a new tripod that it says will last a lifetime, as it comes with an unlimited warranty and a free replacement parts service. The Legende carbon fiber travel tripod is designed to counteract ‘throwaway culture’ according to Gitzo, as most parts can be easily replaced by the user from an endless supply of components should anything go wrong. The company says the tripod is constructed using 170 parts, all of which can be repaired in the event of a fault or damage occurring, so the tripod can always be mended...

How To Undo and Redo In Adobe Photoshop

How To Undo and Redo In Adobe Photoshop When working on an image in Adobe Photoshop, it’s inevitable that you’re going to need to undo something you have done within your image. Whether it’s because you’ve made a mistake, changed your mind, or simply need to fine-tune adjustments you have already made, knowing how to go back and undo is essential. On the surface undoing changes in Photoshop might seem simple, but there are a number of different ways you can undo, go back and update changes you’ve made to your image. Today we’re going to look at the different undo options in Photoshop and we’re also going to look at how to plan...

New Phantom TMX high-speed cameras can record at up to 1.75M fps

New Phantom TMX high-speed cameras can record at up to 1.75M fps Vision Research, maker of high-speed cameras, has announced the Phantom TMX series. The TMX series consists of two cameras, the TMX 7510 and TMX 6410, and they are the first high-speed cameras to use back-side illuminated (BSI) image sensors. The BSI sensors allow for speeds up to 75 Gpx/sec in addition to improved light sensitivity. [embedded content] The Phantom TMX 7510 can shoot at 76,000 frames per second at 1MP resolution (1280 x 800). If you need even more speed, by reducing resolution to 1280 x 192, the camera can record more than 300,000 fps. Faster still, at lower resolution, the...

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 review

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 review Published Mar 3, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a long tele-zoom lens for X-mount cameras. How does it stack up for optical quality? Chris and Jordan put it to the test to find out. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample photos from this episode Gear in this story Pre-order now Alongside the announcement of the new GFX 100S and X-E4 cameras, Fujifilm released a trio of lenses. Click through to learn more about the new GF 80mm F1.7 and XF 70-300 F4-5.6, and the updated XF 27mm F2.8....

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Mar 3, 2021 | dpreview staff Chris and Jordan just wrapped up their review of the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6. Check out this gallery of images they shot while testing the lens, including samples captured with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, and judge its image quality for yourself. View the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 sample gallery Gear in this story Pre-order now Alongside the announcement of the new GFX 100S and X-E4 cameras, Fujifilm released a trio of lenses. Click through to learn more about the new GF 80mm F1.7 and XF 70-300 F4-5.6, and the updated XF 27mm F2.8....

Sony a1 review updated with image quality analysis

Sony a1 review updated with image quality analysis Image quality The Sony a1 offers really sensational image quality for almost any type of photography you might be interested in. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.ISO 100 | 1/800 sec | F1.4 | Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GMPhoto by Rishi Sanyal Key takeaways: JPEGs retain very high levels of detail at both low and high ISOs Noise reduction strikes a slightly different balance compared to the a7R IV, opting to reduce more luminance noise at the slight cost of fine detail as light levels drop Colors are improved: richer yellows, less magenta-tainted blues, warmer greens Class-leading Raw dynamic range...

Review: DJI’s FPV drone combines DJI features with the fun of a racing drone

Review: DJI’s FPV drone combines DJI features with the fun of a racing drone DJI has officially entered the FPV (first-person-view) drone market. Typically, remote pilots interested in the type of immersive flight experience FPV drones provide, including the ability to maneuver through tight spaces and in close proximity to objects, all while performing aerobatics such as flips and rolls, had to also master an entirely different set of skills. Soldering, understanding how to configure an RC controller specifically for a drone, learning how frequencies work, and installing the right motors are just a few disciplines a would-be FPV pilot must undertake to create a safe...

Kenko Tokina forms alliance with Carl Zeiss to be its distributor for lenses and more in Japan

Kenko Tokina forms alliance with Carl Zeiss to be its distributor for lenses and more in Japan A Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135mm F2.8 lens attached to a Sony mirrorless camera. Kenko Tokina has announced a new business alliance with Carl Zeiss that will see Kenko Tokina take over sales and repair services for Carl Zeiss products in Japan, including interchangeable photo lenses. In the announcement, made on Kenko Tokina’s website (translated), the Japanese company says the partnership will start on April 1, 2021. From that point forward, Kenko Tokina will handle the sales and repairs of Carl Zeiss products. We won’t know until April 1 what particular products will be handled by Kenko...

Laowa announces five new manual lenses: three full-frame, one APS-C and one MFT

Laowa announces five new manual lenses: three full-frame, one APS-C and one MFT Venus Optics has announced the release of five new manual Laowa lenses, including three for full-frame camera systems, one for APS-C camera systems and one for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems. Venus Optics hasn’t shared pricing or availability information these lenses at this time, but we do know the specifications. Laowa 25mm F0.95 MFT The Laowa 25mm F0.95 MFT lens is constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups, including one aspherical element, one low-dispersion element and three high-refractive elements. It features an aperture range from F0.95 through F16, uses a nine-blade aperture...

The DJI FPV is an all-in-one solution to first-person-view drones

The DJI FPV is an all-in-one solution to first-person-view drones DJI has launched a new type of FPV drone. A hybrid of a traditional first-person-view immersive flight experience from a traditional rig and a cinematic camera drone, their latest release also offers GPS, obstacle avoidance sensors, the ability to hover in place, brake in an emergency, and return home. An ADS-B receiver system is also included to alert pilots of manned aircraft nearby. The DJI FPV drone is ready to fly out of the box. [embedded content] ‘DJI has been redefining what drones can do since our company began in 2006, and as we celebrate our 15-year anniversary this year, we...

BenQ announces pro-level SW271C 27″ 4K monitor aimed at photo and video users

BenQ announces pro-level SW271C 27″ 4K monitor aimed at photo and video users BenQ has announced the SW271C 4K 27″ monitor. The new 4K display builds upon the foundation laid by its predecessor, the SW271, in 2017. The SW271C promises accurate colors, improved workflow tools and better features than the SW271. The SW271C retains the same 3840 x 2160 resolution as its predecessor and this time supports HLG in addition to HDR10. In terms of color space performance, the SW271C displays 100% of sRGB, 99% of AdobeRGB and 90% of P3. The SW271C can easily be rotated between landscape and portrait orientations. The display features BenQ’s proprietary AQCOLOR color...

Profoto’s $17K Pro-11 flash pack gets AirX connectivity

Profoto’s $17K Pro-11 flash pack gets AirX connectivity Flash manufacturer Profoto has introduced a new version of its Pro flash pack that includes its smartphone-connected wireless control system. The new Pro-11 is nearly identical to the existing five-year-old Pro-10 but comes with the company’s AirX wireless module built-in that allows remote operation via a smartphone app. [embedded content] The company says the inclusion of AirX will help to prepare the flash pack for the future rather than deliver its maximum benefits now, hinting that there is more to come from this system. AirX will allow users to control the pack and the lights attached...

‘Deep Nostalgia’ AI tech animates old photos and brings them to life

‘Deep Nostalgia’ AI tech animates old photos and brings them to life The online genealogy company MyHeritage has launched a new AI-powered service, Deep Nostalgia. This new service animates family photos (or other photos, as we’ll see) to allow users to ‘experience your family history like never before.’ Deep Nostalgia uses AI licensed from D-ID to turn still images into animated photos like the Live Photos feature in iOS portraits in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. Deep Nostalgia relies upon videos of facial animations, which the AI then applies to a still image. For example, an old black and white portrait of a man looking off-camera...

Slideshow: Winners of the 10th Annual Mobile Photography Awards

Slideshow: Winners of the 10th Annual Mobile Photography Awards The annual Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) organizers have announced the winners and runners-up of their 10th annual competition. MPA is the longest-running international competition that recognizes and rewards photography captured on mobile phones or tablets. Over 5,700 images were submitted from 75 countries. Participants entered their work into a broad range of 20 categories including Transportation, Street Photography, Photojournalism, Black & White, and Digital Fine Art. Dan Liu, a mobile photographer from China, won the title of MPA Photographer of the Year and a grand prize of...

Field review: Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS

Field review: Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS Introduction The Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S. is a moderately sized, moderately far-reaching and optically stabilized telephoto zoom lens for full-frame or APS-C L-mount cameras. Aimed at wildlife, sports, aircraft and vehicle photography as well as portraiture, it helps you tightly frame more distant subjects when you can’t get up close on foot. It also offers impressive close-focusing capabilities, and so can serve double-duty for light macro use. Available from April 2021, it carries list price of $1249. Jump to: Handling | Autofocus and focus breathing | Image...

Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Mar 1, 2021 | dpreview staff Chris and Jordan shot this colorful sample gallery with the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN while filming their review of the lens for DPReview TV. Check it out and judge image quality for yourself. When viewing this gallery, please note that Chris shot these sample photos using a Sony a7R III. Currently, it seems that regardless of how the camera is set up, distortion correction information for this lens is not applied in Adobe Camera Raw. As such, you will see distortion in some of these images (which Chris called out in the DPRTV review). In contrast, the...

What Is Magnification in Photography?

What Is Magnification in Photography? If you do any macro or close-up photography, you’ll likely come across the term “magnification.” Even outside of macro photography, most camera lenses include their maximum magnification in the list of specs. So, what is magnification, and why is it so important in photography? This article covers everything you need to know. NIKON D7000 + 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, ISO 280, 1/400, f/4.0 Table of Contents Magnification Definition Magnification, also known as reproduction ratio, is a property of a camera lens which describes how closely you’ve focused. Specifically, magnification is the ratio...

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Olympus Workspace: Which app should you use?

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Olympus Workspace: Which app should you use? Did you receive a brand-new Olympus camera over the holidays? If so, chances are good that the next addition to your photographic toolbox will be a Raw processor from the likes of Adobe, Capture One, DxO or one of their many rivals. But is payware or even subscriptionware software really necessary, when Olympus provides its own software free of charge with your camera purchase? Olympus Workspace version 1.4’s user interface. In this article, we’ll compare the company’s Olympus Workspace Raw processing application with its well-entrenched payware rival, Adobe Camera Raw,...

Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 sample gallery

Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 sample gallery Published Feb 28, 2021 | dpreview staff The Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 is a compact, retractable full-frame zoom lens that’s bundled with the a7C and is also available separately for $500. When mounted to one of Sony’s APS-C cameras, it’s equivalent to a rather unconventional focal length of 42-90mm. Check our sample gallery to see what kind of image quality you can expect. View our gallery of samples from the Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Gear in this story Available to ship in 1-2 days. When Olympus released the E-M1X sports camera in late 2019, the company also released a modern...

DPReview TV: The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K redux

DPReview TV: The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K redux Published Feb 27, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Last week we published a video about the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, and comments came swiftly. We heard your feedback and re-shot the episode to replace some questionable footage. Here’s our new and improved version, with Jordan at the helm. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Being cooped up inside doesn’t mean you have to take a break from photography. If you’ve got negatives from way back when, what’s the best software around to scan them? Check out our...

Pentax announces K-1 II J Limited 01 DSLR in four colors for the Japanese market

Pentax announces K-1 II J Limited 01 DSLR in four colors for the Japanese market Pentax has launched a quartet of recolored versions of its K-1 Mark II DSLR, which was first released in 2018 and is currently the company’s flagship K Series camera. The K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 DSLR seems to be available only in Japan, which was also the case for the company’s previous J Limited camera. The Pentax KP J Limited in 2019 was well-received, so Pentax has opted to develop J Limited as a formal factory brand. The K-1 II J Limited 01 will be built on a made-to-order basis and comes with numerous changes compared to the mass-produced K-1 II. The Limited version must be...

FiLMiC patents image remapping technology promising nearly 5x faster performance

FiLMiC patents image remapping technology promising nearly 5x faster performance FiLMiC has patented a new high-efficiency image remapping technology, Cubiform. The newly-patented Cubiform is ‘an approach to applying a remap to each pixel in an image.’ Cubiform generates color look-up tables (C-LUTs) using a dynamic set of parameters, which can then be modified by users in real-time. By using C-LUTs rather than directly modifying images, a stream of C-LUTs can be applied to an image, or series of images, without placing high demand upon the CPU or GPU. FiLMiC says that by eschewing per-pixel processing for chrominance and luminance modifications, Cubiform...

Sigma GM reveals a new DG DN Sports zoom lens is being developed

Sigma GM reveals a new DG DN Sports zoom lens is being developed [embedded content] Earlier today, Sigma broadcasted a livestream wherein it gave updates on its mirrorless lens development efforts. The 30-minute detailed covered a number of topics regarding its ongoing efforts to develop more lenses for mirrorless camera systems, but one of the most interesting bits was a little tease of a forthcoming ‘DG DN Sports’ zoom lens at the 25:25 time mark. Yasuhiro Osone, General Manager of the Product Planning Department at Sigma, didn’t reveal any specifications or even ranges for focal length for the unannounced lens, but did say there was more on the horizon...

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color slide film

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color slide film Published Feb 26, 2021 | Aaron Gold A 1960’s magazine ad for Kodak’s various lines of slide film. Image courtesy of Nesster Slide film, otherwise known as positive, reversal or transparency film (and occasionally as ‘E-6’ for its development process), was the choice of ‘pro’ shooters back in the pre-digital film photography days. What’s the difference between slide and print film? Simply, print film produces a negative image, while slide film produces a positive image. Individual frames of developed slide film can be mounted in sealed sleeves and projected...

Nikon Z7 II sample gallery update

Nikon Z7 II sample gallery update Nikon’s Z7 II has a 45MP sensor in a fantastically solid and well-sealed body, so when the snow started coming down across western Washington State, it seemed like the perfect camera to document our first major snow event in two years. Thankfully, the controls are pretty easy to operate with gloves, too. So, as we tend to the final bits of our long-awaited Nikon Z7 II review, come with us for a little tour of North Seattle under a blanket of fresh powder. You’ll find a blizzard of new images (see what we did there) scattered throughout this gallery. Check out our updated gallery...

Leica’s latest limited-edition camera is a black and gold Daniel Craig x Greg Williams collab

Leica’s latest limited-edition camera is a black and gold Daniel Craig x Greg Williams collab [embedded content] Leica has announced its latest limited special edition camera, the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams. The limited special edition camera is limited to just 750 units and was created ‘in close collaboration with award-winning actor Daniel Craig and and Greg Williams, one of Britain’s most renowned photographers.’ Leica says ‘Both Craig and Williams have a common passion in photography and are both avid fans of the Leica brand, making this a perfect collaboration for the pair.’ As with Leica’s past limited special edition cameras, the Daniel Craig x Greg Williams Q2...

Sony a7S III gets S-Cinetone color profile with new 2.00 firmware update

Sony a7S III gets S-Cinetone color profile with new 2.00 firmware update Earlier this week, Sony Nordic accidentally sent out a newsletter with details of the next firmware update for its a7S III mirrorless camera. Now, firmware version 2.00 for the a7S III is live and ready to download for all. As mentioned in our initial coverage, firmware version 2.00 now includes Sony’s S-Cinetone color profile, first seen in its F6X Cinema Line camera and ‘inspired by the color science used in Sony’s flagship VENICE cinema camera.’ The color profile, which Sony says ‘delivers natural mid-tones, plus soft colors and gorgeous highlights’ can be used for monitoring only or as a...

Recommended Nikon Z6 II Settings

Recommended Nikon Z6 II Settings The second-generation Nikon Z6 II is a general-purpose camera aimed for portraiture, event, action, and everyday photography needs. While the Z6 II shares the body and ergonomics of its predecessor, there are numerous internal changes that have been implemented to make it a very compelling choice among mirrorless cameras today. Although the base specifications of the camera stayed the same (same 24.5 MP sensor, IBIS, etc), Nikon significantly improved the processing power of the camera by using dual EXPEED 6 processors, improved viewfinder blackout, significantly increased the camera buffer,...

What you need to know about new Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN

What you need to know about new Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Billed by Sigma as ‘a more compact alternative to the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art’, the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN is indeed considerably smaller and 365 g (almost a pound) lighter than it’s ‘Art’ series counterpart. Despite the considerable size and weight (and cost) saving compared to the 24-70mm ‘Art’, Sigma claims that the design of its newest zoom is based on that of the higher-end lens, and should deliver excellent results across its zoom and aperture range. Click through for a closer look at the new Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG...

Our new reference camera: Phase One XF IQ4 150MP added to studio test scene

Our new reference camera: Phase One XF IQ4 150MP added to studio test scene Digital formats have often ended up mimicking the dimensions of film formats, simply because the lenses for those formats already existed. But the higher performance and more steeply rising cost of fabricating ever larger expanses of silicon mean that the image quality gains from slavishly matching film formats becomes uneconomic beyond a certain point. In short, the possible image-quality gain of a ‘6×9’ digital sensor simply isn’t worth the fabulous cost it would entail. But this brings us to the sensor in the Phase One XF IQ4 150MP system, which measures an...

Ricoh updates Pentax 31mm F1.8, 43mm F1.9 and 77mm F1.8 Limited lenses

Ricoh updates Pentax 31mm F1.8, 43mm F1.9 and 77mm F1.8 Limited lenses Ricoh has announced the release of three HD Pentax-FA Limited lenses for K-mount DSLR cameras: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. These three lenses feature the same optical construction as their respective non-HD predecessors, while bringing a number of new and improved features. The first notable change is the addition of Ricoh’s High-Definition (HD) coating on the lenses. Ricoh says the HD coating ‘assures higher light transmittance and lower reflectance to deliver sharp, clear images free of flare and ghost images,...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently captured a stunning image of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently captured a stunning image of Jupiter Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS With all the recent excitement surrounding NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars and new images, we’ve got space on the brain. This month, NASA published a beautiful image of the gas giant Jupiter that its Juno spacecraft captured in late 2020. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since July 5, 2016. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011. The latest image, seen below, was captured on December 30, 2020, during Juno’s 31st close flyby of Jupiter. ‘Citizen...

Video: A brothers’ road-trip around Washington State in ‘Return to Western’

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DPReview TV: Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 review

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Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN sample gallery

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NASA shares Perseverance’s first 360° view of Mars

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Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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Nikon’s Z6 II, Z7 II are getting 1.10 firmware update with 4K60p shooting, improved Eye AF and Blackmagic Raw

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Leica introduces APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 L-mount lens

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DPReview TV: Panasonic 70-300 F4.5-5.6 review

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Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery

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DPReview TV: Panasonic 70-300 F4.5-5.6 first impressions review

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Panasonic announces Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro for L-mount

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Ricoh announces its Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C DSLR has been delayed

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Nikon develops 1″-type square CMOS sensor that can capture HDR video at 1,000 fps

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Canon EOS R6 Review

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Cosina releases three new 35mm F2 lenses for Leica M, Sony E mount

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Ricoh launches limited-edition GR III ‘GRowING’ kit in China, with green accents and accessories

Ricoh launches limited-edition GR III ‘GRowING’ kit in China, with green accents and accessories Ricoh has announced the release of the GR III ‘GRowING’ ING Edition Special Limited Kit, a nature-inspired set that adds green accents to the compact camera as well as a collection of matching accessories. The GR III ‘GRowING’ ING Edition Special Limited Kit is available only in China and isn’t set to hit shelves until November 2021. The kit sees the standard GR III camera get a green wrap around the grip of the camera, as well as a matching ring around the lens and shutter button. In the machine-translated press release, Ricoh says green was selected as a means of ‘symbolizing new life in...

Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video

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Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR

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MonsterAdapter’s new LA-FE1 adds AF support to Nikon AF-I, AF-P and AF-S lenses on select Sony cameras

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Why Raw video might not be the game-changer you expect

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The Elements of Photography

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DPReview TV: Sony a7 III vs. Fujifilm X-T4 – who’s the king of enthusiast cameras?

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra hands-on video shows off massive camera bump with 3-camera array, built-in screen

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Video: Brendan Barry makes 20″ x 24″ wildflower image using camera obscura and color reversal process

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

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Film Friday: Voigtlander Bessaflex TM – the film SLR way ahead of its time

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Canon Photo Culling is a new iOS app that uses artificial intelligence to evaluate your photos

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Leaked photos allegedly show off Sony’s new FX3 Cinema Line mirrorless camera

Leaked photos allegedly show off Sony’s new FX3 Cinema Line mirrorless camera Over the past 24 hours, images and details of a forthcoming Sony cinema camera have leaked, showing off what appears to be a compact cinema camera called the FX3 (ILME-FX3). Little information is available at this time. All we know so far is what the camera will look like based on what appears to be a leaked press photo from Nokishita and another hands-on image that shows the rear of the camera. The device has also been registered with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), confirming the name seen on the camera. Hmmmmm pic.twitter.com/tx6BHLXqfy — Joe Lawry (@JoeLawry) February 11,...

Sony a1 initial review

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AI-powered Same Energy is a visual search engine designed to show you aesthetically similar photos

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DPReview TV: Favorite episodes and a subscriber challenge

DPReview TV: Favorite episodes and a subscriber challenge It’s been almost three years since we launched our new YouTube channel, DPReview TV. Since then, we’ve published almost 250 episodes including product reviews, how-to videos, and more. These videos have allowed us to bring you more photo-related content than ever before, including reviews of products we may not have been able to cover in the past. Hopefully, we’ve also managed to entertain you along the way. If so, you can help us by subscribing to our channel! If we hit our goal, Jordan will have to shoot the next several episodes using classic cameras of your choosing....

What Is Scouting in Landscape Photography?

What Is Scouting in Landscape Photography? Scouting is one of the best tools available to landscape photographers, especially when conditions are changing quickly. In this article, I’ll go over the three different levels of scouting and how you can use them to take better landscape photos. Table of Contents What Is Scouting? Not everyone uses the same definition of “scouting” in landscape photography, but the way I define it is as follows: Familiarizing oneself with a location in hopes of taking good photos there in the future. I think you can divide scouting into three different levels: researching, exploring, and understanding the...

The ‘X-Tra’ camera battery Kickstarter campaign appears to have been a scam

The ‘X-Tra’ camera battery Kickstarter campaign appears to have been a scam Back on November 19, 2020, we published an article covering news of a Kickstarter campaign that appeared to be funding the production of the X-tra Battery, a product that claimed to be ‘the camera battery, re-invented.’ Now, it appears the campaign was a sham, with no products to show for after more than 1,500 backers pledged $221,290 to see the X-Tra Battery to life. Canon Rumors was the first publication to bring these allegations to light after its founder, who used the KickBooster affiliate program, failed to receive any response when he attempted to collect his 20% commission for...

Slideshow: World Photography Organisation announces the 2021 National Awards winners

Slideshow: World Photography Organisation announces the 2021 National Awards winners The National Awards program was created by Sony, along with the World Photography Organisation, to identify and support local photographic communities around the world. Over 330,000 images were submitted from 220 territories for Sony’s 2021 World Photography Awards. From that pool, 165,000 qualified for the Open Competition – where National Awards winners were selected. Sony World Photography Awards competitions are free to enter and winners receive a selection of imaging gear. The Open Competition has 10 categories and single images are presented anonymously for evaluation to a panel...

Venus Optics releases four Laowa lenses for L mount camera systems

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DPReview TV: This G-Tech hand warmer can keep you—and your batteries—warm in winter conditions

DPReview TV: This G-Tech hand warmer can keep you—and your batteries—warm in winter conditions Published Feb 10, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Wait… you’re reviewing a what? Chris and Jordan work in some pretty frigid conditions in the winter, so they’ve been using the G-Tech battery-powered hand warmer. Find out why they think it’s a useful accessory for cold weather photographers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. The Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a compact general-purpose lens for Sony’s APS-C, E-mount mirrorless cameras. So how does it perform? Read our review to find out. Sony’s FE...

Sony Japan delays release of its FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens, cites ‘production reasons’

Sony Japan delays release of its FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens, cites ‘production reasons’ Sony Japan has put out a notice (translated) informing consumers the release date for its FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens has been delayed. Announced on January 13, the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM was initially scheduled for release in mid-February (Sony Japan specifically notes a February 12 release date). However, due to ‘production reasons,’ the release has been pushed back to a yet-to-be-announced date. Sony Japan apologizes for the inconvenience for those who have pre-ordered the lens and says it will announce the next release date ‘as soon as it is confirmed.’ The current listing for the Sony FE 35mm...

Sony’s ZV-1 camera can now be used as a webcam over USB thanks to firmware version 2.00

Sony’s ZV-1 camera can now be used as a webcam over USB thanks to firmware version 2.00 Sony has released a new firmware update for its ZV-1 camera that adds the ability to use it as a webcam over USB without the need for an HDMI adapter. Firmware version 2.00 for the ZV-1 doesn’t bring new autofocus or setting changes, but it does make it possible to use the vlogging-oriented camera as a webcam without the need for additional hardware or software. Once firmware version 2.00 is installed, it should simply be a matter of plugging the camera in via the included USB cable and firing up the video conferencing or livestreaming program of your choosing. It’s not just computers...

More than megapixels: 108MP Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. 20.2MP Canon 1DX II

More than megapixels: 108MP Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. 20.2MP Canon 1DX II Photographer and video producer Kevin Raposo wanted to test how Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone compares to a $6,000 professional DSLR camera. Specifically, Raposo wants to see how the 108MP image sensor in the S21 Ultra compares to the 20.2MP image sensor in his Canon 1DX Mark II DSLR. Can the 20MP full-frame Canon camera keep up with the latest flagship Samsung smartphone despite being seriously outgunned in the megapixels department? In the video below, Raposo compares six different images, each captured by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Canon 1DX II. He shot...

Taking to the skies with the DJI Mini 2

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Sample gallery: The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 on the GFX 100

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Alice MFT camera combines smartphone AI with interchangeable lenses, now live on Indiegogo

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Reply to D850 or Z7 II? Which to buy

Reply to D850 or Z7 II? Which to buy Sorry to hear that, I would hate to lose my D3s like that. I don’t use it much these days, but I still keep it (together with a D3) and shall never part with it, I think. Anyway, the answer to your question is easy and twofold: First, it depends on lenses. Z mount lenses are unequivocally better than F mount ones, often by a large margin. Whether you are willing to rebuild your collection of lenses or not, that’s the first question. Otherwise, it will mean using lenses not as good as those you could have, with the added downside of the FTZ adapter (one or several) that works...

Caught on video: Photographers robbed of $7,000 in gear while stuck in traffic in San Francisco

Caught on video: Photographers robbed of $7,000 in gear while stuck in traffic in San Francisco Real estate photographers Ben Barghabany and Mahsa Tighi of HomeShots experienced a photographer’s worst nightmare, having their gear stolen. The pair of photographers were sitting in traffic in San Francisco when, in broad daylight, a robber smashed their back window and grabbed a bag of equipment. Barghabany and Tighi, who work together as husband and wife, had been on a shoot near Dolores Park on Friday afternoon. ABC7 reports that after leaving the park, the pair were waiting to get on the Interstate 80 onramp. At around 4:30 p.m., a Honda Accord drove up next to the Ben and...

Royal Photographic Society makes 165 years of its Journal free online

Royal Photographic Society makes 165 years of its Journal free online The Royal Photographic Society has digitized its archive and made issues of its magazine, the RPS Journal, free to read online. Visitors to the Society’s website will be able to read issues dating right back to the first magazine that was published on 3rd March 1853. The frequency of publication has varied slightly over the years, but the RPS claims The Journal is the longest continuously published photographic periodical in the world. The current format of the magazine is published six times a year, and the free archive covers 1853 to 2018, said to be over 30,000 pages of searchable...

Reveni Labs’ new Spot Meter uses unique two-eye aiming method

Reveni Labs’ new Spot Meter uses unique two-eye aiming method While digital photography is popular, film photography still has a dedicated following and beginner film photographers are popping up regularly. New products for analog photographers are popping up regularly to meet experienced and novice film photographers’ needs. Reveni Labs has launched a new Kickstarter campaign, which was funded within two hours, to deliver an extremely compact spot meter to film photographers. A spot meter is a light meter designed to precisely measure only a small portion of the image area. Photographers can use a spot meter to check metering in different areas...

Nikon Q3 financial report: imaging business revenue and profit down double-digits as it prepares for future sustainability

Nikon Q3 financial report: imaging business revenue and profit down double-digits as it prepares for future sustainability Nikon has released third-quarter (Q3) financial results for its 2021 fiscal year (FY2021), revealing the harsh realities of a shrinking market further impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As doom-and-gloom as the numbers may appear though, it seems Nikon’s Imaging Products Business has survived the worst of it and has set itself up for a sustainable future going forward. Nikon’s consolidated Q1-Q3 results include data from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, as its fiscal years start on April 1 and end of March 31 of the following year. In order to get a larger picture of Nikon’s...

Fujifilm X-E4 pre-production gallery updated with more samples

Fujifilm X-E4 pre-production gallery updated with more samples Published Feb 8, 2021 | dpreview staff We’ve been shooting around more with our pre-production Fujifilm X-E4 and though its image quality is a known-quantity, we’re now getting a much better sense of of how it handles. In many ways, it feels like an interchangeable lens version of the X100V, especially in terms of size and shape. That said, the X-E4 is not as robustly built and offers fewer control points and a lower-res EVF than its fixed-lens counterpart. But it’s just as capable and still plenty fun to shoot with! View our updated Fujifilm X-E4 pre-production gallery...

Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD field review

Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD field review Introduction The Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a very compact general-purpose lens for Sony’s APS-C, E-mount mirrorless cameras. Think of it as roughly equivalent to a 24-105mm F4 lens on a full-frame camera, but scaled down to match the APS-C sensor format. Although it’s designed for cameras with APS-C sensors, it can still be used with full-frame models when cropped to APS-C. We tried both approaches for this review, pairing it with the Sony a6600 as well as the Sony a7R IV in APS-C crop mode. With a constant F2.8 maximum aperture across its zoom range, the Tamron...

D850 or Z7 II? Which to buy

D850 or Z7 II? Which to buy zirano says: Hi, Sorry for youre loss, hope you are allright.i have a D850 and a Z7 first version. The D850 is certainly the better camera probably the best do-it-all DSLR.The Z7 is lighter, its a usable camera but it is Nikons first Generation Mirrorless Camera,the user interface on the Z’s is from the consumer line, battery door is not ideal camera has no backlight buttons, does not keep certain drive modes once shut of or sleep.Z Lenses are really good but expensive with a limited lineup atm.Personally I bought the Z7 because of the weight, I think both cameras will work for you....

Video: How to make a negative from peel-apart instant film

Video: How to make a negative from peel-apart instant film Image credits: shared with permission from Jake Hicks. All rights reserved. Analog photography has been making a steady comeback for the past several years. So much so that Polaroid, who was on the brink of bankruptcy in 2008, recently merged with the Impossible Project — a startup responsible for rescuing and reviving interest in its proprietary instant film. [embedded content] Photographer Jake Hicks authored a tutorial, years back, outlining steps necessary for extracting a printable negative from Fujifilm’s FP-100C peel-apart instant film and created an accompanying video, embedded...

Interview: Learn how robotics company MRMC puts cameras where photographers aren’t allowed to go

Interview: Learn how robotics company MRMC puts cameras where photographers aren’t allowed to go MRMC pods containing Nikon D5s and 80-400mm lenses, set up for coverage of the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol on January 20th 2021. How do you cover an event where photographers aren’t allowed? Last month saw the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, an occasion which would normally see huge crowds of people, from officials, politicians and members of the public, to representatives of the world’s press. Obviously that wasn’t going to happen this time around, and after the storming of the Capitol Building by a pro-Trump mob on Jan 6th, it...

Sony a1 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sony a1 sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Feb 7, 2021 | dpreview staff Our team at DPReview TV just finished their review of the new Sony a1. Here’s a gallery of images they shot while testing the camera, straight from the frozen northlands. View the Sony a1 sample gallery Gear in this story The new a1 is absolutely chock-full of the latest and greatest tech that Sony has to offer. Come take our tour of how this high-speed, high-megapixel machine operates and handles. Chris and Jordan share their first reactions to the new Sony Alpha 1. What features and technology excite them most, and who is it really made for? We...

Recommended Nikon Z7 II Settings

Recommended Nikon Z7 II Settings The Nikon Z7 II is a second-generation mirrorless camera from Nikon aimed specifically at landscape, architecture and studio photographers who want as much resolution as possible. Although the Z7 II is almost identical to its predecessor in terms of its overall body and ergonomics, Nikon has made some significant internal changes, making it a much more complete camera (see my Nikon Z7 II vs Z7 comparison for more information). In this article, I will provide detailed information on what settings I personally use on my Nikon Z7 II and shortly explain what some of the camera buttons and...

Gear from yesteryear: What does a 40-year-old lens look like at 46 Megapixels?

Gear from yesteryear: What does a 40-year-old lens look like at 46 Megapixels? The Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm F2.8 was introduced back in 1979, just one year before the release of Nikon’s third professional SLR camera body, the F3. I don’t know when my particular copy of this lens was made, but it looks pretty well-worn. I picked it up in college for a song at a local photography shop, and the aperture blades promptly got stuck in the wide-open position. A couple years later, I finally got it repaired at the tiny Camera Clinic in Shoreline, WA (since closed, sadly), and have used it on and off ever since. In fact, I’ve used it for more than few product...

Gear from yesteryear: What does a 50-year-old lens look like at 46 Megapixels?

Gear from yesteryear: What does a 50-year-old lens look like at 46 Megapixels? The Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm F2.8 was introduced back in 1979, just one year before the release of Nikon’s third professional SLR camera body, the F3. I don’t know when my particular copy of this lens was made, but it looks pretty well-worn. I picked it up in college for a song at a local photography shop, and the aperture blades promptly got stuck in the wide-open position. A couple years later, I finally got it repaired at the tiny Camera Clinic in Shoreline, WA (since closed, sadly), and have used it on and off ever since. In fact, I’ve used it for more than few product...

DPReview TV: Sony a1 review

DPReview TV: Sony a1 review Published Feb 6, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] With Chris still in quarantine, Jordan becomes a one man camera reviewing machine. He takes us through the Sony a1 from top to bottom, then tells us what he thinks. (Spoiler: he’s impressed.) Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sony a1 sample gallery from this episode Gear in this story We spoke to Sony straight after the announcement of the a1, to get a bit more fine detail about the camera’s specs and capabilities. And it’s fair to say there’s a lot going on inside...

Wildlife Photography Without a Supertelephoto

Wildlife Photography Without a Supertelephoto Even though my longest lens is a 70-200mm f/4, I’m still a big fan of wildlife photography. What’s not to like? Sitting around for hours without any luck, cursing your autofocus system, getting acquainted with mosquitos and other bugs while you wait… Well, it’s not all perfect. But when everything goes right, and you do get that shot, the reward is amazing. Not to mention that wildlife photography can be done almost anywhere in the world, since there are animals everywhere. The only problem is that supertelephoto lens. While lens manufacturers have done a good job in recent years making...

U.S. Senator Mike Lee reintroduces Drone Federalism Bill

U.S. Senator Mike Lee reintroduces Drone Federalism Bill Update: please don’t call your local senator. Amendment 256 has been shelved for the time being. We’re keeping this article up as representatives from DSPA predict that Senator Mike Lee will make another attempt to pass this bill in the near futre. On Thursday, February 4, United States Senator Mike Lee (R–Utah) added an Amendment to the previously-defeated Drone Federalism Bill. First proposed in 2017 by Lee, Senator Diane Feinstein (D–CA), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R–AR), the bill would give states, counties, cities and local tribe governments...

Affinity Photo 1.9 released: Free update improves performance, adds astrophotography stacking, and more

Affinity Photo 1.9 released: Free update improves performance, adds astrophotography stacking, and more Affinity has launched version 1.9 of its entire Affinity suite, including Affinity Photo. The free update adds many new features to Affinity Photo, including linked layers, astrophotography stacking, hardware acceleration on Windows and much more. Across the entire Affinity suite, including Affinity Photo, users should expect performance improvements. On Windows, the gains will be most obvious thanks to new GPU acceleration. While prior versions of Affinity Photo for iPad and macOS already included hardware acceleration, including Apple M1 silicon support, Affinity Photo 1.9 marks the first...

KamLan to launch $300 32mm F1.1 manual lens for APS-C camera systems

KamLan to launch $300 32mm F1.1 manual lens for APS-C camera systems The Sony a7S III is a 12MP full-frame camera primarily designed with video in mind. We take a look beyond the specs to see what it offers to filmmakers. The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We look at what the camera offers and who it might make sense for. Fujifilm’s X-E4 is the most compact X-mount camera Fujifilm has yet produced, but that doesn’t make it any less competitive. Take a look at how the X-E4 stacks up and what we make of it in our initial review. Fujifilm’s 30mm F3.5 R WR is a super sharp...

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color print film

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color print film Published Feb 5, 2021 | Aaron Gold All photos by Dan Bracaglia Color print film (otherwise known as color negative film) was the most popular variety of film in the pre-digital photography era, primarily because it was cheap to develop and easy to show and share the resultant prints. Color print film is also known as ‘C-41’ for the name of the standardized process used to develop it. One of the best aspects of color print film is its generous exposure latitude, which means that it is very forgiving of incorrect exposure, particularly overexposure – you can be 1 to 2 (or sometimes...

Photography-themed playing cards take a gamble on Kickstarter

Photography-themed playing cards take a gamble on Kickstarter A specialist design company based in Holland has launched a new set of playing cards decorated with camera-related icons that’s aimed to appeal to photography enthusiasts. The Dutch Card House Company, which creates artistically designed playing card packs, has already hit its funding target on Kickstarter and aims to begin shipping in May. The cards come in a box decorated to resemble a Canon L lens with ribbing and a red ring printed on a black background, while the cards themselves feature a host of common icons on the reverse, including the flash symbol, a self-timer, microphone, custom...

Canon produced its 150-millionth lens in January, marking an incredible milestone 34 years in the making

Canon produced its 150-millionth lens in January, marking an incredible milestone 34 years in the making Canon’s current collection of EF and RF lenses for both still and cinema cameras. Click to enlarge. Canon has announced it reached the ‘significant milestone’ of producing its 150-millionth interchangeable (EF and RF) lens in January 2021. In its press release celebrating the achievement, Canon says the lucky number 150,000,000 was an RF 70–200mm F2.8 L IS USM telephoto zoom lens. It was back in 1987 when Canon produced the first EF lens for its EOS-series AF (Autofocus) single-lens reflex film camera system at the company’s Utsunomiya Plant in the Tochigi Prefecture of Japan. Since...

Photographer blends science and art by slicing up a Leica M6 rangefinder

Photographer blends science and art by slicing up a Leica M6 rangefinder Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner specializes in dissecting objects and photographing them in stunning detail. His work is meticulously and thoughtfully crafted. One of Oefner’s more famous series, ‘Disintegrating,’ features images of performance cars seemingly being blown apart. Fabian’s latest project, ‘Heisenberg Objekt No. III,’ features a sliced up Leica M6 rangefinder camera. Oefner’s primary material for his latest project is, of course, a Leica M6. A used M6 can be found for around $2,500. He then covered the camera in a resin block and then...

Video: Orbit around the moon for 4 hours in this real-time video

Video: Orbit around the moon for 4 hours in this real-time video Seán Doran uses still images from organizations like NASA and JAXA to create stunning videos. His latest work is ‘MOON in Real Time I,’ which is the first video seen below. Doran denoised, graded, repaired and retimed footage from the JAXA/NHK Kaguya Orbiter archive. The Kaguya spacecraft, officially known as SELENE, was first launched in September 2007 from the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC). The Kaguya mission’s primary objective is to collect data to help scientists better understand the moon’s origin and evolutionary history. Kaguya comprises a primary orbiting...

Sony a1 sample gallery

Sony a1 sample gallery Published Feb 4, 2021 | dpreview staff Sony’s new flagship Alpha 1 camera offers 50MP of resolution (and 200MP in a high-res mode) as well as ultra-fast burst shooting and incredibly dependable autofocus. We’ve had our hands on the camera for just a few days, but have gotten out to get some samples from around the Puget Sound region. As we press on with our full review, expect more action images to evaluate autofocus, as well as expansive landscapes: we’re just getting started. Gear in this story Sony has announced the Alpha 1, a fast, high-res 50MP camera capable of...

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM field review

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM field review Introduction The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM is a high-end, medium-wide prime lens for Sony’s E-mount cameras. While there have been high-end 35mm F1.4 primes in the lineup for some time – including Sony’s own Zeiss-branded Distagon 35mm F1.4 – this new lens looks to be an impressive performer despite its relatively small size (and it’s less expensive than the Zeiss, to boot). Most* of the DPReview staff is in agreement that 35mm lenses make for excellent general-purpose primes, lending themselves well to all kinds of photography, and they’re a staple in many a...

Nikon to cease operations at two of its interchangeable lens production factories in March

Nikon to cease operations at two of its interchangeable lens production factories in March A promotional image from Nikon showing off just some of its expansive lens lineup. According to a report (translated, partially walled behind a free account) from Nikkei Shimbun, Nikon is set cease operations at two of its Japanese interchangeable lens manufacturing factories next month, leaving just a single factory to produce lenses domestically. As part of its ongoing effort to reduce operational costs to mitigate a declining market, Nikon will stop production at its Nagai Plant in Yamagata Prefecture and its Aizu Plant in Fukushima Prefecture at the end of March. Interchangeable lens...

ON1 announces Professional Plugin support for Capture One

ON1 announces Professional Plugin support for Capture One ON1 has announced that its ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle is now available for Capture One photo editing software. The new Capture One support joins existing plugin support for Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel, and Apple Photos. The ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle includes ON1 Effects 2021, Portrait AI 2021, Resize 2021 and HDR 2021. The four plugins offer photographers numerous editing tools, including one-click presets in Effects, automatic AI-powered portrait retouching with Portrait AI 2021 and much more. A sample of the various filters and styles available in ON1...

Couple who faked Everest summit pictures hit with 10-year ban after not doing it well enough

Couple who faked Everest summit pictures hit with 10-year ban after not doing it well enough A couple who used edited images to ‘prove’ they had reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain has received a ten-year ban from climbing any Nepalese mountain after being undone by some pretty basic errors. The first clue, according to The New York Times, was that the flag in the picture was hanging limp in a place known for its wind ripping flags to shreds. Other clues included an oxygen mask not connected to the tank and a lack of snow and mountains in the reflections of their glasses. Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami, from neighboring India, claimed to have...

How to Reduce Noise Using Smart Objects

How to Reduce Noise Using Smart Objects A noiseless picture is something that photographers have sought after for ages. A decade ago, it was the limitations with ISO performance of sensors that made high ISO noise a formidable foe. Even with the latest mirrorless cameras where photographers today are able to push the limits of low-light performance, noise reduction via post-processing software still stays as an integral part of the workflow. Photoshop always had multiple built-in options for noise reduction, and there are also plenty of third-party noise-reduction plugins available as well. In this article, I will explain how to...

Sony a7S III review

Sony a7S III review Previous 1 Introduction 2 Next Sony’s alpha 7S Mark III is the third iteration in the most video-focused of the company’s a7 series of full frame cameras. It’s essentially a native 4K camera with impressive video specs and a revised user interface. It can capture UHD 4K footage at up to 120p in 10-bit 4:2:2 encoding and promises 16-bit Raw video output. 12MP BSI CMOS sensor Bionz XR processor On-sensor phase detection ISO 80-102,400 (expandable to 40-409,600) 9.44M-dot EVF with 0.91x magnification 4K video at up to 120p, 60p for ‘at least an hour’ 16-bit Raw...

Lomography launches Kickstarter for a new 17mm F2.8 lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Lomography launches Kickstarter for a new 17mm F2.8 lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras [embedded content] Lomography has opened up the crowdfunding campaign for its next lens, the Atoll Ultra-Wide 17mm F2.8 Art Lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The fully-manual lens is constructed of sandblasted, anodized aluminum and its optical design is comprised of 13 elements in 10 groups and offers a . If offers a 103-degree field of view on full-frame cameras, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, and uses an eight-blade aperture diaphragm. The lens is Leica M-mount native, but also works with Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems when used with...

Yongnuo announces updated YN685 II speedlight for Canon and Nikon camera systems

Yongnuo announces updated YN685 II speedlight for Canon and Nikon camera systems Yongnuo has announced a new version of its popular YN685 Speedlite for Canon and Nikon cameras. The Yongnuo YN685 II is a refreshed version of the YN685, which released in 2015. The YN685 II incorporates many of the same features of the YN685 while making a handful of minor changes and improvements. The exterior design of the YN685 II is essentially identical, save for the addition of a USB port. Users can update the YN 685 II’s firmware using the new USB port. On the original YN685, you had to use a YN622 trigger to send a firmware update to the speedlight. YN685 (left) versus YN685...

Samsung exec says its future smartphone cameras will stylize images to each user’s preferences

Samsung exec says its future smartphone cameras will stylize images to each user’s preferences It’s usually impossible to keep all the people happy all the time, but that’s exactly what Samsung is aiming to do with future cameras that will learn what we like and dislike. In a recent interview, the head of the company’s smartphone camera research and development (R&D) division said that, through understanding which filters uses go to most often and which pictures they delete and which they save, its future cameras could one day personalize themselves to suit individual users. VP and Head of Visual SW R&D at Samsung Mobile, Joshua Sungdae Cho Joshua Sungdae Cho, VP...

DPReview TV: Could the Sony a1’s fast sensor bring us better picture quality as well as speed?

DPReview TV: Could the Sony a1’s fast sensor bring us better picture quality as well as speed? Published Feb 2, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Sony Alpha 1’s sensor is so fast that it got Jordan thinking… Could the new a1 use computational photography like a smartphone to create even better photos? We explore this idea, and what it might mean for future cameras. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story We spoke to Sony straight after the announcement of the a1, to get a bit more fine detail about the camera’s specs and capabilities. And it’s fair to say there’s a lot going on inside...

Really Nice Images releases All Films 5 for Capture One, offering real film ICC profiles

Really Nice Images releases All Films 5 for Capture One, offering real film ICC profiles Really Nice Images (RNI) has announced that its All Films 5 ICC profiles are now available for Capture One. All Films 5’s ICC profiles are all created by digitizing real film stocks ‘using the most advanced color science and best equipment.’ In total, All Films 5 – Pro includes more than 180 film styles. It includes films from the following film categories: negative, slide, instant, vintage, black and white, and infrared films. For the full list of films, click here. Clockwise from the top left corner: original digital image, Agfa Optima 200, Kodak Ektar 100 and Fuji Pro...

The most responsive Sony camera yet: Hands-on with the Sony Alpha 1

The most responsive Sony camera yet: Hands-on with the Sony Alpha 1 The new Sony a1 has landed, and in our limited time with it so far, it looks to be an extremely impressive machine. We’ve taken a short break from our shooting and testing to give you an idea of how it handles and what it’s like to use. To start with the externals, the a1’s grip is excellent and feels fractionally taller than that of the Sony a9 II and a7R IV; some of us find it easier to wrap all of your fingers around it snugly, as opposed to a pinkie finger hanging off the bottom of the other cameras. This makes the camera feel more secure in the hand (and, we have to...

Slideshow: Winners and finalists of Travel Photographer of the Year 2020

Slideshow: Winners and finalists of Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 The annual Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) competition recently announced its winners and runners-up for 2020. Heading into its 19th year, there was a shift in the subject matter for the imagery received, this time around, due to the pandemic. Many entrants got more creative with being confined to their neighborhoods, while others made the best of being temporarily detained in other countries on account of sudden travel restrictions. Almost 25,000 images were submitted from photographers in 147 countries. ‘This was my first time ever entering a contest so it was quite a...

Reply to is it worth it

Reply to is it worth it The 90D. Pros: resolution increases from 24 to 32mp 11fps with faster buffer clearing and memory support for UHS-II. (You can shoot more bursts)video resolution increases to 4kdouble the battery lifea sealed body (splash and dust proof, a benefit when shooting in inclement weather conditions.) two years of technical improvements (processor, firmware, memory) Cons: Physically a little larger and heavierprice (your going from an entry level consumer grade body to a more advanced (but still) consumer grade body. To me, if you are doing a lot of wildlife, it might be worth the investment, but if...

2020 CIPA data highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the camera industry

2020 CIPA data highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the camera industry Top: Panasonic S1 (left) Canon EOS R (right) Bottom: Sony a7 III (left), Nikon Z6 (right) The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has released its stats for 2020, revealing the production and shipment data of camera units from January 2020 through December 2020. According to CIPA’s data, which is comprised of information provided by these manufacturers, total digital still camera shipments were down 41.6% by volume (8,886,292 units shipped) and down 29.4% by value (¥420B / $4B revenue), year-over-year (YoY). For context, 2019 saw a YoY decrease in shipments of 21.7% by volume...

is it worth it

is it worth it Photos Members Group Since is it worth it hattinghhilda says: Anyone with knowledge of both camera’s is it worth buying a canon d90 i have canon d800will i get the wow factor im doing wildlife im not sure if it will be worth spending so much and quality maybe only better by 20% thank you 11:02AM, 1 February 2021 PST (permalink) NVEM says: I have a d800 too. As far as i understand the lens is way more important than the camera body and thats where i currently hope to spend my money next time. I have a tamron 18-400 lens which is very versatile but not pitch sharp at the far end. Anyway...

Canon unveils AI-powered automatic camera, the PowerShot PICK

Canon unveils AI-powered automatic camera, the PowerShot PICK Canon has launched a campaign on the Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake for an AI-powered camera, the PowerShot PICK. The campaign has proven to be highly successful, attracting nearly ¥100,000,000 in support. The goal was ¥1,000,000. The experimental PowerShot PICK camera can analyze a scene, identify people, track their faces and then, using artificial intelligence, determine the ideal moment to capture a photo. In a rough translation, Canon refers to the PICK as an ‘automatic shooting camera.’ The PowerShot PICK combines Canon’s optical, video processing, and artificial...

Hands-on with Fujifilm’s new XF 27mm, XF 70-300 and GF 80mm lenses

Hands-on with Fujifilm’s new XF 27mm, XF 70-300 and GF 80mm lenses Fujifilm released a trio of lenses alongside the announcement of the new GFX 100S and X-E4 cameras. The GF 80mm F1.7 R WR is a medium format short-telephoto lens for GF bodies, such as the aforementioned GFX 100S, while the XF 27mm R WR and XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR are for the company’s APS-C X-mount cameras. Click through to learn more about each of these new...

Is it fraud? Monochrome Photography Awards judges speak out

Is it fraud? Monochrome Photography Awards judges speak out Last week, I published a slideshow highlighting winners and runners-up of the Monochrome Photography Awards. I was under the impression it was legitimate since my friend, and world-renowned photographer, Petra Leary, was a judge for the competition. While some DPReview readers praised the black-and-white images in the comments section, others linked to an article from PetaPixel, unbeknownst to me at the time, that lists the Monochrome Awards as one of five photo contests surrounded by a shroud of mystery. The in-depth and well-researched piece reveals the Monochrome Photography Awards...

Nikon Z7 II review update: Image quality tested

Nikon Z7 II review update: Image quality tested Introduction Product shots: Dan Bracaglia Nikon has just announced the Z7 II, the second iteration of its high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera. As the name implies, this is a refinement rather than a reimagining; so while the updates may not knock your socks off, we really enjoyed the original Z7 and this new model builds on an already successful formula. Jump to: What’s new | Body and handling | Initial impressions | Image quality | Samples | Specifications The Z7 II still has a 45.7MP full-frame BSI sensor, but it’s now backed up by dual processors compared to the...

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Sony Imaging Edge Desktop: Which is your best bet?

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Sony Imaging Edge Desktop: Which is your best bet? For most photographers, the digital darkroom is based around payware or subscription software from the likes of Adobe, Capture One, DxO or one of their many rivals. But if you’re a Sony shooter, there’s an option which is available entirely free of charge along with your camera purchase: Sony Imaging Edge Desktop.* Sony Imaging Edge Desktop version 3.0’s user interface. In this article, we’ll take a look at how Imaging Edge Desktop compares with the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Adobe Camera Raw, whose algorithms also underpin the company’s popular Lightroom...

Indisposable will develop, scan and send your film photos to your phone

Indisposable will develop, scan and send your film photos to your phone In a move that makes traditional photography meet the modern age, a new company based in the United States has introduced a new service where customers can send in a roll of film, have it developed and scanned, and have the final images sent to their phone. Indisposable aims to make it easier for users to get their film-based pictures online by sending them straight to the device most people use to load images to their social media accounts. Users can print off a mailing label themselves or have the company send them a dedicated film mailing envelop which is used to get the film to the lab....

Canon EOS R6 Video Review

Canon EOS R6 Video Review I am in the process of writing the text-based version of the Canon EOS R6, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the video version of the review with our readers. The Canon EOS R6 is a remarkable camera in many ways, and there is a lot to like about it. In this review, I go over the most important aspects of the camera, including ergonomics, image quality, autofocus performance, along with comparisons with its high-resolution brother, the EOS R5. [embedded content] Please note that going forward, I will be publishing many more reviews of cameras and lenses on PL’s YouTube channel. If you...

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-E4 first impressions review

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-E4 first impressions review Published Jan 30, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Fujifilm X-E4’s classic looks and compact size almost suggest an X100 series camera with interchangeable lenses. How close does it come? Chris shares his first impressions of this new camera straight from his basement quarantine. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We look at what the camera offers and who it might make sense for. Fujifilm’s 30mm F3.5 R WR is...

Leica adds in-camera perspective correction feature to its M10-P, M10-R and M10 Monochrom cameras

Leica adds in-camera perspective correction feature to its M10-P, M10-R and M10 Monochrom cameras Leica has released firmware updates for a number of its rangefinder camera systems that brings, amongst other improvements, the ability to correct for perspective distortion in-camera. The firmware updates for the Leica M10-P, M10-R and M10 Monochrom include a ‘Perspective Control’ feature that ‘achieve[s] straighter vertical lines and a straight horizon, ensuring a natural image effect – specifically in architectural images.’ If you’re wondering how this is done, Leica describes the process in its press release announcing the feature: ‘It works by calculating the image section and the...

Leica’s Noctilux-M 50mm F1.2 is an homage to one of its most iconic lenses

Leica’s Noctilux-M 50mm F1.2 is an homage to one of its most iconic lenses The last Leica Noctilux 50mm F1.2 lens was produced 46 years ago. Now, nearly half-a-century later, the iconic lens has been reborn in the form of the Noctilux-M 50mm F1.2 ASPH, a ‘new’ lens from Leica that pays homage to a classic. An advert for the original Noctilux 50mm F1.2 lens (note it uses the same six-element, four-group optical construction as the new Noctilux-M version). The original Noctilux 50mm F1.2 lens was the first to feature aspherical elements in its optical design. This, along with its large maximum aperture, made for a unique aesthetic that’s become synonymous with the...

Video: Three things you may have missed about the GFX 100S

Video: Three things you may have missed about the GFX 100S [embedded content] Fujifilm’s new GFX 100S is quite the camera; after all, it has a stabilized, 102MP sensor with phase-detect autofocus and also shoots solid 4K video and 5fps bursts. But you can find all of that information in the spec sheet; in this video, we wanted to put this camera into a bit more context, and talk about what it’s really like to use and how it helps take medium format digital photography to the next level. Is there something that you think we missed in our ‘what you may have missed’ video? Let us know in the comments. And check out the links...

Film Fridays: Photographing Tokyo streets with a Hasselblad XPan panorama camera

Film Fridays: Photographing Tokyo streets with a Hasselblad XPan panorama camera Published Jan 29, 2021 | dpreview staff This image is a crop from one of Mike’s XPan panoramic shots from Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Mike Amos/ PhotoBaseCamp.com In this week’s Film Friday, photographer Mike Amos sets out for Tokyo, Japan with Hasselblad’s unique panorama XPan camera in his hand and a wide variety of film in his bag. His purpose? To document the streets of a city his loves, reconnect with an old friend, and honor his father’s legacy, while reflecting on their shared photographic passion. Click the link below to find out why Mike chose this quirky, late...

Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Jan 29, 2021 | dpreview staff Our team at DPReview TV recently published its first impressions review of the new Fujifilm GFX 100S. This sample gallery includes full resolution images they shot while testing the camera. View the Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery Gear in this story Pre-order now Released on Mar 11, 2021 The Fujifilm GFX 100S packs a megapixel wallop, but it’s powerful image stabilizer makes it easy to maximize your resolution even without a tripod and at slower shutter speeds – take a look. Fujifilm has announced the GFX 100S, a relatively...

Canon’s 2020 financial results show drop in net sales, increase in profits for Imaging Systems business

Canon’s 2020 financial results show drop in net sales, increase in profits for Imaging Systems business Sales of Canon’s new R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras helped to mitigate further losses in a tumultuous 2020. Today, canon issued its financial report for its entire 2020 fiscal year (FY2020), which ran from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. In it, Canon’s numbers and notes point towards a more positive path for its imaging division than it’s seen in a number of years. Since roughly 2012, the digital photography market has practically been in freefall, declining double-digit percentages year after year. 2020 isn’t any different, but even amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, there...

Chinese company captures incredibly detailed 195 gigapixel 360-degree panorama of Shanghai

Chinese company captures incredibly detailed 195 gigapixel 360-degree panorama of Shanghai Image credits: BigPixel Studio BigPixel Studio, officially Shanghai Jingkun Technology, has been creating super high-resolution panorama images of cities worldwide since 2014. Its latest image is captured from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and has a 195-gigapixel resolution. The image is so detailed you can zoom in and see pedestrians’ faces and even make out license plates. Contrary to rumors floating around the web, BigPixel’s detailed 360° panoramas are not captured using satellite imagery but are rather built using many images shot using a traditional camera...

Exploring Idaho with the Lowepro Protactic BP 300 AW II

Exploring Idaho with the Lowepro Protactic BP 300 AW II Published Jan 28, 2021 | This is sponsored content, made possible with the support of Amazon and Lowepro [embedded content] The Lowepro Protactic BP 300 AW II is a tough, versatile backpack for photographers and videographers working on location. Its modular design and easy-access main compartment make it perfect for a medium-sized DSLR or ILC kit, with room for accessories like a drone and a laptop. Join photographer John Webster as he beings the Lowepro Protactic BP 300 AW II backpack along on a shoot deep in the backcountry of Idaho, in search of beautiful scenery (and idyllic hot...

Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S

Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S Coming (relatively) hot on the heels of the groundbreaking GFX 100, Fujifilm’s latest medium-format camera brings 100MP to the masses, at an MSRP of $5,999. That’s not small change, by any means, but for those photographers hungry for resolution (and for the latest sensor tech) the GFX 100S will be a more attractive – and probably more practical – option than its immediate predecessor. We’ve had a preproduction GFX 100S in our hands for a few days: keep reading to learn more about Fujifilm’s newest medium-format...

Fujifilm X-E4 hands-on

Fujifilm X-E4 hands-on Shown with accessory grip attached The role of the Fujifilm’s X-E models has changed subtly since the X-E1 arrived as the second camera in the company’s X-mount range of mirrorless interchangable lens cameras. The X-E1 and 2 were EVF-based alternatives to the range-topping X-Pro cameras, with their hybrid viewfinders, but still had distinctly rangefinder-esque styling and enthusiast-level ambition. The arrival of the popular X-T series caused a slight re-think, though. The X-E3 put a little more emphasis on compactness, rather than just being an X-T2 in a different body. The X-E4...

Fuji GFX 100S and GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Announcements

Fuji GFX 100S and GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Announcements Another big set of camera gear announcements this week comes from Fujifilm, which released its GFX 100S and X-E4 camera bodies, along with a few G and X mount lenses. The Fuji GFX 100S is basically a mini-GFX 100, minus the grip and slightly inferior features at a price point of $5,999, or roughly $4K cheaper than its big brother. It comes with the same excellent 102 MP medium format BSI CMOS sensor, the same X-Processor 4 image processor, and an improved in-body image stabilization system (IBIS). The GF 80mm f/1.7 R lens is Fuji’s fastest lens produced to date (roughly 63mm f/1.34...

Looking for Nikon Teleconverter for Nikon 70-200mm lens.

Looking for Nikon Teleconverter for Nikon 70-200mm lens. Photos Members Group Since Looking for Nikon Teleconverter for Nikon 70-200mm lens. hansgoepel says: looking for Nikon Teleconverter for Nikon 70-200mm lens. What’s the suggestion for the best results. Thank you … 6:11PM, 27 January 2021 PST...

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 Published Jan 28, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Chris and Jordan share their first reactions to the new Sony Alpha 1. What features and technology excite them most, and who is it really made for? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We look at what the camera offers and who it might make sense for. Fujifilm’s X-E4 is the most compact X-mount camera Fujifilm has yet produced, but that doesn’t make it any less...

Viewing auroras from space: The ISS had a great view of a recent geomagnetic storm

Viewing auroras from space: The ISS had a great view of a recent geomagnetic storm Undoubtedly, the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has spectacular views. The ISS and its Cupola observatory module is an awesome vantage for viewing cities at night and even witnessing potentially tragic natural events such as major storms. The crew also gets to see some of nature’s most beautiful displays, auroras. The International Space Station has an official Twitter account which is a great follow, and the account posted some photos of a recent aurora display. At the time, the ISS’s orbit was as high as 51.6° above the equator. The team also added the new...

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solution Airmap recently created an uproar in the drone community after posting a series of tweets suggesting that taxation, along with launch and landing fees, should be applied to flights. The California-based company has drawn ire from the industry in the past. However, this is the first time they’ve revealed their intentions in a public forum. The posts have since been deleted from their Twitter account. Calls to boycott Airmap immediately started making the rounds online. Some individuals found it necessary to share screenshots of the app, which...

Fujifilm GFX 100S initial review

Fujifilm GFX 100S initial review Introduction GFX100S product photography by Dan Bracaglia & Richard Butler The Fujifilm GFX 100S is the logical next step in the development of the company’s medium format lineup: a 100MP sensor in a single-grip DSLR styled body. But don’t mistake predictability for complacency: the GFX 100S is an awful lot of camera. Inside its comparatively compact body, the GFX 100S carries the 102MP BSI CMOS sensor from the original GFX 100 mounted within a smaller, more powerful image stabilization mechanism. By blending technology from the GFX 100 with components from the APS-C sensor...

Fujifilm adds updated 27mm F2.8, new 70-300 F4-5.6 to X-mount lineup

Fujifilm adds updated 27mm F2.8, new 70-300 F4-5.6 to X-mount lineup Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm has announced a pair of lenses for its X-mount mirrorless bodies. First up is the XF 27mm F2.8 R WR pancake lens, which offers a focal length equivalent to 41mm on cameras like the X-S10. While optically the same as its predecessor, Fujifilm added weather-sealing and an aperture ring with a lock function, without making the lens any larger. The lens accepts 39mm filters and weighs in at just 84 grams (3 oz). The XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is all-new compact long zoom lens. The lens, equivalent to 107-457mm on X-series cameras, offers up to...

The smallest X-mount camera yet: Fujifilm X-E4 initial review

The smallest X-mount camera yet: Fujifilm X-E4 initial review Introduction Product photography by Dan Bracaglia The Fujifilm X-E4 is a lightweight, rangefinder-styled camera built around a 26MP APS-C sized sensor that uses the company’s X-mount lineup of lenses. Billed as a fun-to-use and compact photographic companion, the X-E4 is the smallest X-mount camera yet, encouraging you to keep it around wherever you wind up. With Fujifilm’s latest sensor and processor combo, the X-E4 inherits a lot of the goodies from the most recent Fujifilm cameras, including updated autofocus, solid video specs and really impressive burst shooting rates. And...

Fujifilm announces GF 80mm F1.7 R WR medium-format lens

Fujifilm announces GF 80mm F1.7 R WR medium-format lens Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm has introduced a new fast standard prime lens for its GFX medium-format system. The GF 80mm F1.7 R WR provides an equivalent (in 35mm terms) focal length of 63mm, and weighs in at 795 grams (1.8 lbs). Of the lens’ 12 elements, one is aspherical and two are ‘Super ED’. It has a minimum focus distance of 70cm (27.6″) and a maximum magnification of 0.15x. The 80mm has a physical faux-machanical aperture ring and accepts 77mm screw-in filters. The lens is weather-resistant and features a fluorine coating on the front...

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100S first impressions review

DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100S first impressions review Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Fujifilm GFX 100S arrives in Canada, Chris goes into quarantine, and Jordan self-films in the field. It’s been an interesting week for the boys in Calgary, but that didn’t stop them from bringing you this review. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production photos from this episode Gear in this story Pre-order now Released on Mar 11, 2021 The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We look at what...

Fujifilm X-E4: slimmed down, rangefinder style 26MP mirrorless

Fujifilm X-E4: slimmed down, rangefinder style 26MP mirrorless Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm has announced the X-E4, the latest in its line of midrange rangefinder-style mirrorless cameras. It’s built around the same 26MP X-Trans BSI-CMOS sensor as the X-S10 and shares many of that camera’s features. The main difference is styling and the X-E4’s lack of image stabilization. The X-E4 is the smallest X-E camera yet and Fujifilm says its been designed to be as flat as possible, to allow it to fit more easily into pockets (presumably without a lens attached). This means there’s nothing in the way of a hand grip,...

High-res made easy: Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery

High-res made easy: Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm’s GFX 100S is a seriously capable machine, helping you get maximum resolution in just about any situation thanks to its impressive image stabilizer. If you need 100MP and don’t want to be tied down to the studio, this might be the camera for you. View our Fujifilm GFX 100S pre-production sample gallery Note: Images in this gallery are pre-production. At Fujifilm’s request, we’ve included only JPEGs at this time. Gear in this story Pre-order now Released on Mar 11, 2021 Fujifilm’s X-E4 is the most compact X-mount...

Fujifilm GFX 100S offers 100MP in a smaller, less-expensive body

Fujifilm GFX 100S offers 100MP in a smaller, less-expensive body Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm has unveiled the GFX 100S, a relatively compact 100MP medium-format camera with in-body image stabilization. The X100S packs in most of the capabilities of the larger GFX 100, including the same 102MP BSI CMOS 44 x 33mm medium-format sensor. A smaller, updated image stabilization system promises between a 0.5 and 1EV improvement over the performance of the larger camera, giving a claimed rating of up to 6EV of correction. The 100S can also sync its in-body IS system with in-lens correction to maintain this figure at longer focal lengths. The...

Fujifilm X-E4 pre-production sample gallery

Fujifilm X-E4 pre-production sample gallery The X-E4 is Fujifilm’s most compact X-mount camera to date, but it still packs the company’s 26MP X-Trans sensor and the latest processor that combine to make some really lovely images. Take a look at what our pre-production model can do in our sample gallery. View our Fujifilm X-E4 pre-production sample gallery Because our X-E4 model was pre-production, Fujifilm has requested that we only upload JPEG images at this time. Gear in this story The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We look at what the camera offers and who...

Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 pre-production sample gallery

Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 pre-production sample gallery Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff One of Fujifilm’s latest lens revamps is this, the XF 27mm F2.8 R WR. While the optical formula is the same as the previous model, this new one comes with a physical aperture ring and weather-sealing without noticeably increasing its size. It’s also nice and sharp, even wide-open – check it out in our sample gallery. View our Fujfilm XF 27mm R WR pre-production sample gallery Because our XF 27mm F2.8 R WR is a pre-production copy, Fujifilm has requested that only JPEGs be uploaded. Gear in this story Pre-order now Released on Mar 25, 2021...

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 pre-production sample gallery

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 pre-production sample gallery Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm’s latest XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 has been on the brand’s roadmap for some time now and we were pleased to finally get our hands on a shootable copy. It adds quite a bit of versatility to the potential tool kit of X-mount shooters, offering a 107-457mm (35mm equiv.) field-of-view. The lens is also weather-sealed and stabilized, making it great choice for wildlife photography. Plus it’s compatible with Fujifilm’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. View our Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F5-5.6 pre-production sample gallery Note: Images in this...

Fujifilm GF 80mm F1.7 R WR pre-production sample gallery

Fujifilm GF 80mm F1.7 R WR pre-production sample gallery Published Jan 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm’s new GF 80mm F1.7 R WR is a fast, standard prime for GFX medium format shooters, offering a 63mm (35mm equiv.) field-of-view, in a reasonably compact, light-weight and weather-sealed package. View our Fujifilm GF 80mm F1.7 R WR pre-production sample gallery Note: Images in this gallery are pre-production, at Fujifilm’s request, we’ve included only JPEGs at this time. Gear in this story Pre-order now Released on Mar 11, 2021 The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We...

DSLR Has No Future…And That’s OK

DSLR Has No Future…And That’s OK I promise, this is not another “DSLR is dead” article. In fact, as I was thinking about this post a few weeks back, I thought of ways not to make it sound like I am trying to bury any brand or camera system, as I am well-aware that discussing photography gear can sometimes bring all kinds of anger in people. Instead, what I want to do in this article, is talk about the state of the camera industry and where things are headed in the near and distant future, and what it means for DSLR owners. Table of Contents DSLR Development Has Stopped The fact of the matter is, DSLR development has...

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Sony a1: what you need to know about this powerful new full-frame flagship

Sony a1: what you need to know about this powerful new full-frame flagship The Alpha 1 is Sony’s new flagship camera, which it claims is a tool that can be used for sports, news, nature, portrait and commercial photography alike. To do this, Sony says it achieves a combination of resolution and speed that have previously seemed mutually exclusive. We spoke (at some length) to Sony product experts from both the US and Japan about the a1 to dig a little bit behind the headline specs and try to address as many ‘but can it…?’ questions as possible. Here’s what we...

Sony Alpha 1 – The Flagship Beast is Here!

Sony Alpha 1 – The Flagship Beast is Here! Today is a big day in the photography world because Sony announced its flagship mirrorless camera, the Sony Alpha 1. The “one to rule them all”, the Alpha 1 is an absolute monster of a camera that is designed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D6 and Canon 1D X Mark III. Sporting a 50.1 MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor, dual BIONZ XR processors that are capable of handling 8K videos, 30 FPS blackout-free continuous shooting speed with full-time autofocus, a 759-point hybrid autofocus system, and advanced subject tracking capabilities (including bird autofocus), the Sony A1 is the...

Sony A1 vs Nikon D6 vs Canon 1D X Mark III

Sony A1 vs Nikon D6 vs Canon 1D X Mark III Without a doubt, the announcement of the Sony A1 is one of the most significant events in the photography industry, as this is the first time a mirrorless camera is truly set to challenge the top-of-the-line offerings from both Canon and Nikon, who have dominated the action photography genre for decades. The Sony A1 has very impressive features and specifications, but how do they compare to the Nikon D6 and Canon 1D X Mark III flagship DSLRs? In this article, we will take a look at these three cameras and compare them side-by-side both in terms of their ergonomics and specifications. First,...

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