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From the T90 to the EOS R3 – a visual tour of Canon’s high-end cameras (photo gallery)

Posted by on Sep 25th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

From the T90 to the EOS R3 – a visual tour of Canon’s high-end cameras (photo gallery)

PhotographyIsWayOverrated @Barney – I guess it’s just nostalgia from me, having used everything from Nikon’s F4, D1 series to Canon’s 1D series daily back in the time, I still have somewhat fond* memories of reviewing photos on the small screen during a game break holding down the Play (?) button while rapidly scrolling with my thumb and pressing the Protect to tag selects for Photo Mechanic ingest on the old laptop 😉 *: I guess that’s rose-tinted glasses for you & still have that weird 1DII chimping grip...

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DPReview TV: The best portrait kits for every budget

Posted by on Sep 25th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: The best portrait kits for every budget

Published Sep 25, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] One question we get a lot at DPReview is, ‘What’s the best portrait kit?’ This week, Chris and Jordan recommend their favorite camera and lens combos for shooting portraits. Whether you have champagne tastes or a beer budget, there’s a great kit for you. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. A little over a year after releasing the OM 4, DJI returns with the OM 5, a smaller, more capable model. It’s can deliver...

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ACDSee Photo Studio 2022 announced: New face recognition technology, improved performance and more

Posted by on Sep 24th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

ACDSee Photo Studio 2022 announced: New face recognition technology, improved performance and more

ACD Systems has launched ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022. ACD Systems’ new version of its flagship photo editing software includes numerous updates, highlighted by the addition of two new modes: Media mode and People mode. These new modes’ streamline the digital asset management process and introduce AI-powered facial recognition.’ [embedded content] Frank Lin, COO and CTO of ACD Systems, said, ‘ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022 complements an already robust array of Digital Asset Management and Layer Editing modes....

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Ricoh Recipes: a free Android, iOS app that offers film simulation recipes for Ricoh GR cameras

Posted by on Sep 24th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Ricoh Recipes: a free Android, iOS app that offers film simulation recipes for Ricoh GR cameras

Ritchie Roesch, creator of the Fuji X Weekly blog, has released Ricoh Recipes, a new mobile app that includes a list of 40 film simulation recipes you can use on Ricoh’s line of GR cameras. Roesch previously released a similar app for Fujifilm film simulation recipes, but this time his focus is on Ricoh’s Ricoh GR, GR II, GR III and GR IIIx camera models. Like Fujifilm’s Film Simulation mode, Ricoh’s GR cameras also have the ability to bake-in image adjustments to JPEGs for straight-out-of-camera images that are already edited to fit your...

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Film Friday: Meet the Olympus OM-X, a modular, prototype camera that was meant to be the OM-1

Posted by on Sep 24th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Film Friday: Meet the Olympus OM-X, a modular, prototype camera that was meant to be the OM-1

The Olympus OM-1 was a revolutionary camera that changed the single-lens reflex (SLR) camera market by offering impressive image quality in a compact, reliable form factor with (relatively) small, high-quality lenses to boot. While its design shaped the industry for decades to come, it almost didn’t take on the form factor we now look back on. In a recent article on Kosmo Foto, Stephen Dowling explains how the OM-1 was a far different design than what Olympus had originally intended when it showed off a prototype camera dubbed the Olympus...

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Report: ProRes recording on Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max models will tear through up to 6GB/minute

Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Report: ProRes recording on Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max models will tear through up to 6GB/minute

Apple announced alongside the reveal of its iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max devices that both of these models will eventually be able to shoot ProRes video with a future iOS update. While much remains a mystery regarding what we can expect in terms of quality, it seems we now know how much storage space this ProRes recording will take up (spoiler: a LOT). FYI, 1 minute of ProRes Video shot on iPhone 13 Pros clocks in at 6GB Use that information however you want — Ray Wong (@raywongy) September 21, 2021 According to Input’s Raymond Wong, citing a...

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How to Take Better Photographs Outdoors

Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Take Better Photographs Outdoors

I recently covered how to take better photographs indoors when dealing with low light conditions. Today, I’ll focus on the opposite situation: outdoor photography, where the light may be over-abundant. This article explains the most common problems you’ll find in outdoor photography and how to fix them. Before we begin, if you aren’t comfortable with the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, you will want to read through Elizabeth’s article on the exposure triangle before we get started. X-T3 + XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM...

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Slideshow: Winners and finalists for the 2021 Siena Drone Photo Awards

Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Slideshow: Winners and finalists for the 2021 Siena Drone Photo Awards

The Siena Awards recently announced the winners and finalists for its 2021 Drone Photo Awards. Tens of thousands of aerial images were submitted from 102 countries. The overall winning image, featuring thousands of pink-footed geese flying towards the Arctic, belongs to Norwegian photographer Terje Kolaas. Photographers submitted work from categories including Abstract, Sport, Urban, People, and ‘Extragalactic.’ ‘I’m so thrilled to win the award, it’s such a huge honor to be recognized on an International stage among...

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EU proposes legislation requiring USB-C charging ports on devices, including iPhones and digital cameras

Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

EU proposes legislation requiring USB-C charging ports on devices, including iPhones and digital cameras

Electronic waste is an ever-growing issue. The European Commission, an executive arm of the European Union, believes it’s a problem made worse by various devices utilizing different charging cables. Apple is a large culprit, thanks to its continued use of a proprietary Lightning cable for its iPhones and other devices. While some iPad models have shifted to USB-C ports for charging, the very popular iPhone uses a Lightning connector, even as most competitors have moved to the USB-C standard. Rather than leave charging port decisions up...

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Rokinon / Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE sample gallery

Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Rokinon / Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE sample gallery

Published Sep 23, 2021 | dpreview staff The Rokinon (Samyang in most regions) AF 35mm F1.8 FE is a full-frame standard prime for full-frame Sony mirrorless bodies. It’s impressively sharp given its street price of $350, even in the corners, chromatc aberrations are a rare sight and focus speeds are snappy. It’s not the most solid-feeling lens, but then again, it’s an inexpensive lens. View our Rokinon/Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE gallery Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see...

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Historik app uses AR to combine the modern world with historical events, landmarks

Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Historik app uses AR to combine the modern world with historical events, landmarks

Augmented reality (AR) may be modern technology, but entrepreneur Chris Whalen wants to use the tech and a new app, Historik, to bring back the past. Using a smartphone with AR capabilities, Historik can recreate historic buildings and objects at specific markers and let users learn more about the past, swipe through artifacts and even explore an old area in full 3D. Users will even be able to set up self-guided tours. Of the app, which aims to launch in June 2022, the Historik website writes, ‘Historik is your passport to experience...

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Getting flexible: Microsoft announces Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2

Posted by on Sep 22nd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Getting flexible: Microsoft announces Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2

[embedded content] At today’s Surface event, Microsoft unveiled a number of new and improved Surface products, including the new Surface Pro 8, a creator-focused Surface Laptop Studio and the Surface Duo 2, an updated version of its dual-display folding smartphone. While you can watch the event in its entirety via the above video, we’ll break down the biggest announcements from the livestream. Surface Pro 8 [embedded content] One of Microsofts biggest announcements at today’s event was the Surface Pro 8, a major upgrade to its Surface Pro...

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Video: Using wet-plate collodion photography process for high-end food photography

Posted by on Sep 22nd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: Using wet-plate collodion photography process for high-end food photography

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter works with the wet-plate collodion process. While this process is typically seen with portraiture — and Hofstaetter does that, too — he recently teamed up with food photographer and chef Hans Gerlach to use the wet-plate process for food photography. The results are excellent. In a blog post, Hofstaetter discussed how he met with Gerlach and set up his equipment for food photography. Hofstaetter bought a 150kg Cambo studio stand earlier this year and then found a tray for it on eBay. Gerlach was the eBay...

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All Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro camera upgrades: Explained

Posted by on Sep 22nd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

All Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro camera upgrades: Explained

Last week Apple announced its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro lineup, which incorporate major advancements to its camera technology. While we’re waiting to get our hands on the devices, we wanted to break down the improvements the new models bring compared to the previous generation. But here’s the gist of it: Apple managed to cram the larger sensor and optics seen in last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max into the much smaller 13 Mini this year, all the way down to the sensor shift stabilization technology. So when it comes to this...

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iPhone 13 review round-up: a meta review of Apple’s latest iPhone 13 lineup

Posted by on Sep 22nd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

iPhone 13 review round-up: a meta review of Apple’s latest iPhone 13 lineup

The embargo for reviews of new Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup has dropped. While we’re working to get our hands on a review unit, we wanted to share a round-up of hands-on videos and brief reviews from YouTubers and other tech publications who have already gotten their hands on Apple’s new iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Many of these video reviews and hands-on are more general, but they all hit on the camera capabilities of Apple’s latest devices and some, such as Peter McKinnon’s video and Austin Mann’s article, do...

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Viltrox announces $399 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount cameras

Posted by on Sep 22nd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Viltrox announces $399 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount cameras

Viltrox has announced the details of its new 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount camera systems. The lens is constructed of 10 elements in eight groups, including two extra-low dispersion elements, two aspherical elements and two high-refraction index elements. It uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F1.8 through F16 and it has a minimum focusing distance of 40cm (15.8”). Unlike many other budget lenses, the Viltrox 35mm F1.8 is chipped for transferring EXIF data and includes autofocus, which is driven by a...

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Review: The DJI OM 5 smartphone gimbal gets more compact, still adds features

Posted by on Sep 22nd, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Review: The DJI OM 5 smartphone gimbal gets more compact, still adds features

If you’ve ever tried recording video or timelapse sequences with your smartphone, you know that footage can be shaky and unpolished, even with built-in image stabilization. Enter the DJI OM 5, a compact, 3-axis gimbal. In addition to gimbal stabilization, the OM 5 makes it easy to pan and zoom, track subjects, and create visual stories that can instantly be shared on social media. Is it worth upgrading or investing in one? Let’s find out. Jump to: Gimbal overview | DJI Mimo app | What it’s like to use | Conclusion Key...

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Vaonis announces $45,000 telescope camera with 61MP full-frame sensor, 1050mm optic

Posted by on Sep 21st, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Vaonis announces $45,000 telescope camera with 61MP full-frame sensor, 1050mm optic

Vaonis, makers of the Vespera and Stellina smart telescopes has announced its latest creation, the Hyperia telescope camera. The Hyperia is a nearly 75kg (165 lbs) personal observatory. The telescope uses a 61MP image sensor paired with a 1050mm lens. The Hyperia’s 61MP sensor is a full-frame Sony IMX455 monochromatic sensor. It’s backside-illuminated, too, which Vaonis says results in ‘91% quantum efficiency.’ Although unlikely to be needed anytime soon given the quality of the IMX455 sensor, it can be replaced within...

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Samsung shares new promotional video for its pixel-packed 200MP HP1 mobile image sensor

Posted by on Sep 21st, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Samsung shares new promotional video for its pixel-packed 200MP HP1 mobile image sensor

[embedded content] Samsung has published a new promotional video detailing the features of its new ISOCELL HP1 mobile image sensor. In the three-minute video, Samsung Sensor Design Team member Minho Kwon shares the various technologies the HP1 sensor brings to mobile image. Specifically, he addresses the 0.64μm pixel size of the sensor, as well as its various pixel-binning modes, including the 4-to-1 pixel binning (to give an equivalent pixel size of 1.28μm) used when recording 8K video, as well as 16-to-1 pixel binning (to give an equivalent...

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LG’s unveils the 32″ 4K UltraFine OLED Pro monitor, a $3,999 consumer-ready OLED display

Posted by on Sep 21st, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

LG’s unveils the 32″ 4K UltraFine OLED Pro monitor, a $3,999 consumer-ready OLED display

LG has announced its new 32” UltraFine Display OLED Pro Monitor, its first consumer-ready OLED monitor. LG says this 32″ 4K monitor (3840 x 2160 pixels) covers 99% coverage of both Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. It features a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and has both HDR10 and VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification, which ensures the display can maintain 400-nits of brightness while displaying HDR content. The display also offers true 10-bit color, a 1ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate and uses an anti-glare coating to...

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DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13

Posted by on Sep 21st, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13

Published Sep 21, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Find out why DPReview TV’s Jordan Drake is planning to buy the iPhone 13, what excites him about its new cameras, and what he thinks of Cinematic mode. He also explains why he probably won’t use ProRes for video. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 is a fully-featured alternative to Adobe’s Lightroom for Windows users. So how does it compare? Read our detailed review to find out. The Canon...

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Capture One announces special upgrade path to Capture One 22 for new users

Posted by on Sep 21st, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Capture One announces special upgrade path to Capture One 22 for new users

Capture One 22 is releasing this December. To prepare new users for Capture One 22, Capture One has announced that for a limited time, photographers can purchase Capture One 21 now and get Capture One 22 for free in December. From today through October 4 at 6:00 PM ET, if you buy Capture One 21, you’ll get the next major release, Capture One 22, for free, rather than paying an upgrade fee. This deal is aimed at users who prefer to purchase lifetime user licenses rather than subscribe to Capture One. After all, subscribers receive all...

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Range Masks Explained: One of Lightroom’s Most Powerful Tools

Posted by on Sep 21st, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Range Masks Explained: One of Lightroom’s Most Powerful Tools

For years, Lightroom’s tools for selective adjustments left something to be desired. The “detect edges” feature often adds noise to soft areas like clouds, whereas the standard brush and gradient tools can affect too much of the image. Range masking fixes those problems. Table of Contents What Is Range Masking in Lightroom? Range masking was added to Lightroom a few years ago and has since become one of my favorite post-processing tools. Lightroom has two types of range masking: luminance (which selects portions of the image by brightness)...

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Ilford announces Pop-Up Darkroom, Darkroom Starter Kit and film gift calendar

Posted by on Sep 20th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Ilford announces Pop-Up Darkroom, Darkroom Starter Kit and film gift calendar

Ilford Photo has announced a trio of new products, all aimed squarely at film photographers across all skill levels. The first product we’re looking at is the Ilford Pop-Up Darkroom. Ilford writes, ‘The Ilford Pop-Up Darkroom is the perfect solution for film photographers who want to print their negatives and otherwise may struggle to convert existing spaces into suitable working darkrooms.’ It is precisely what the name suggests, a mobile darkroom solution that you can erect in most standard rooms. It has an external metal...

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ProGrade announces $330 160GB CFexpress Type A card with max read speeds of 800MB/s

Posted by on Sep 20th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

ProGrade announces $330 160GB CFexpress Type A card with max read speeds of 800MB/s

ProGrade Digital has announced the release of the CFexpress Type A Cobalt, a new lineup that offers read and write speeds of 800MB/s and 700MB/s, respectively, at a relatively affordable price. While the CFexpress Type A format is smaller than the more ubiquitous SD card – and up to three times faster – the format has struggled to take hold, for two reasons in particular. First, Sony is the only camera manufacturer that currently has cameras with the slot and support to use the media. Second, CFexpress Type A cards tend to be quite a bit more...

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