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15 Tips for Photographing the Ocean

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

15 Tips for Photographing the Ocean

With warmer weather on the horizon (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere at least), it’s a great time to start thinking about how to photograph the ocean. The ocean is my personal favorite landscape subject, but anyone who has taken their camera along to the beach knows that capturing the sea can be trickier that it might appear. Today we are going to look at 15 tips for photographing the ocean so that you can come home from your next beach adventure with amazing photographs. Table of Contents Protecting Your Gear at the Ocean Before...

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Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 Storm Photo/Photographer of the Year

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 Storm Photo/Photographer of the Year

The winning images and photographers of the inaugural Storm Photos of the Year competition have been announced, revealing a collection of awe-inspiring shots of Mother Nature on display. The Storm Photos of the Year competition was launched in February 2021 by Emmy award-winning photographer and filmmaker Mike Olbinski when he teamed up with storm chaser and Nikon ambassador Mike Mezeul. Together, the pair added YouTuber and landscape photographer Nick Page, as well as photographer and filmmaker Linda Van Rosmalen as judges. There were two...

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Adobe updates Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro, adding Apple M1 support to Rush and more

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Adobe updates Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro, adding Apple M1 support to Rush and more

Adobe has updated its video editing applications, Adobe Premiere Rush and Adobe Premiere Pro. The April 2021 release of Premiere Rush adds, among other improvements, native Apple Silicon support. Premiere Pro (15.1) includes optimizations and small improvements. Looking first at Premiere Rush, the latest version now natively supports Apple computers with Apple’s M1 chip, including recently released models like the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. With native M1 support, Premiere Rush offers improved performance during editing and...

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Just how good is Adobe Super Resolution? We put it to test with some classic 12MP ILCs

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Just how good is Adobe Super Resolution? We put it to test with some classic 12MP ILCs

We’ve covered both the launch of Adobe’s new Super Resolution feature, as well as its implications and benefits, according to photographer Michael Clark. So we thought it was high time to get some images into our studio testing widget and let you explore just how much detail this feature can add to files from older, lower-resolution cameras, compared with more modern high-megapixel models. After all, Adobe let you see how some crops of how our scene looked on their blog – now it’s time to check out the whole thing! In some...

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TTArtisan adds $250 Nikon Z, Sony E mount versions of its 21mm F1.5 lens

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

TTArtisan adds $250 Nikon Z, Sony E mount versions of its 21mm F1.5 lens

Lens manufacturer TTArtisan has added two new versions of its 21mm F1.5 full-frame manual lens. Originally available for only Leica M mount cameras, TTArtisan has added new mount options for Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems. The manual lenses are constructed of 13 elements in ten groups, use ten-blade aperture diaphragms and have aperture ranges of F1.5 through F16. Both lenses have 72mm front filter threads, minimum focusing distances of 50cm (20”) and use a clicked aperture ring. Nikon Z mount (left), Sony E mount (right) The Nikon Z...

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Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 for Fujifilm gallery and impressions

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 for Fujifilm gallery and impressions

Published Apr 13, 2021 | dpreview staff The Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 X is one of the latest additions to a small club of third-party autofocus lenses for Fujifilm’s X-mount mirrorless cameras. At just $399 USD, it’s also one of the more affordable options too if you’re looking for a fast prime. You can get a sense for overall image quality in the above gallery; expect pretty solid sharpness, even wide-open, but watch out for some longitudinal chromatic aberration (green and magenta fringing behind and in front of the plane of...

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Apple removes claim that its Pro Display XDR goes ‘far beyond HDR’ in the UK

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Apple removes claim that its Pro Display XDR goes ‘far beyond HDR’ in the UK

Following a complaint and subsequent review by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK, Apple has changed the marketing for its $5,000 Pro Display XDR. Per 9to5Mac, the ASA asked Apple to remove the term ‘Far beyond HDR’ from its marketing materials for its flagship display, a request which Apple abided, at least in the UK. In the US, the phrase ‘Far beyond HDR’ remains live. The phrase ‘Far beyond HDR’ has become a sticking point because some customers believe it’s misleading. The Pro...

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Video: This is what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro hits a car windshield at 100km/h

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: This is what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro hits a car windshield at 100km/h

[embedded content] A team of researchers from Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) have shared a three-second video showing what happens when a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone collides with the windshield of a vehicle at 100km/h (62.5mph). The project was done as a collaboration between ‘Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, the College of Engineering, and State Farm to evaluate the risks of a drone collision with a moving car.’ The area highlighted by the red ellipse shows the parachute pack on the...

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Moza launches the Moin Camera, a 3-axis 4K pocket camera with an articulating screen

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Moza launches the Moin Camera, a 3-axis 4K pocket camera with an articulating screen

Moza, the company behind a number of popular camera gimbals, has announced the Moin Camera, a compact 4K gimbal camera that takes clear inspiration from the DJI Pocket 2. The Moin Camera has a 1/2.3” 12MP sensor at its core, which is capable of capturing 12MP stills (JPEG and DNG Raw), 4K video at 60 frames per second (fps) and 8x slow-motion (240 fps) when dropped down to HD (1280 x 720 pixels) quality. In front of the sensor is a full-frame equivalent 14mm F2.2 (120-degree) lens attached to a three-axis gimbal. Moza says the camera offers...

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Interview: Aki Murata of OMDS (Olympus) – ‘we’re more flexible now’

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview: Aki Murata of OMDS (Olympus) – ‘we’re more flexible now’

Aki Murata, Chief Operating Officer of OM Digital Solutions (OMDS), formerly Olympus. In the latest in our series of socially distanced interviews with senior executives across the consumer digital imaging industry, we sat down (virtually) with Aki Murata, Chief Operating Officer of OM Digital Solutions (OMDS). In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Murata updated us on the transition from Olympus to OMDS, the future of the Olympus brand, and why he believes that Four Thirds still has advantages over other sensor formats. What would you say is the...

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH lens samples

We recently took delivery of Leica’s new APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH, and in the short time between its arrival and when it had to be sent back, we prepared a preliminary sample gallery in and around sunny Seattle. The Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH is an impressive piece of glass, boasting a complex optical construction consisting of 10 elements in 5 groups, with 4 aspherical surfaces. Six elements employ anomalous partial dispersion glass to help reduce chromatic aberration. At $8195 this is a costly lens, but from our first...

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What Lens to Buy? A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Lenses

Posted by on Apr 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

What Lens to Buy? A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Lenses

If there is one ‘holy grail’ that everyone talks about in photography, it has to be lenses. Beginner or professional, photographers have always been obsessed with glass. At a certain level, there is a valid reason behind the infamous glass obsession. Other than lighting equipment, lenses are the camera gear with the biggest impact on making a good picture. In this article, I’ll address the basics a beginner needs to know when buying a new lens. Before you read this article, I highly recommend reading Understanding Camera Lenses: A Beginner’s...

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Sample gallery: Tokina atx-m 23mm F1.4 for Fujifilm X-mount

Posted by on Apr 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sample gallery: Tokina atx-m 23mm F1.4 for Fujifilm X-mount

Published Apr 11, 2021 | dpreview staff Tokina’s atx-m 23mm F1.4 is one of two of the company’s new primes available for Fujifilm X-mount shooters. With a 35mm full-frame equivalent focal length, this lens is perfect for casual, candid, and street photography, even in low light. Focus is snappy, accurate and near-silent when shooting at wider apertures. But the lens does occasionally hunt and can sometimes miss focus when stopped down. Sharpness looks good in the center of the frame, but corners show softness at wider apertures....

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DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 vs S1H, 2021 edition

Posted by on Apr 10th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 vs S1H, 2021 edition

Published Apr 10, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Panasonic has given its DC-S1 and DC-S1H full-frame mirrorless cameras some big improvements via recent firmware updates. For example, the S1 now shares many video features with the S1H, including 6K Raw recording. Chris and Jordan take a look at what’s been added and how the two cameras compare in 2021. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story Hot on the heels of the S5 announcement, Panasonic has promised to release...

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Posted by on Apr 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Hello everyone

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Sigma has fixed ghosting issues with its 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens, is replacing affected lenses

Posted by on Apr 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sigma has fixed ghosting issues with its 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens, is replacing affected lenses

Back in March, Sigma issued a notice on its website informing customers of a potential issue with select units of its 28–70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for Sony E mount and L mount camera systems. Now, Sigma has shared a follow-up notice, confirming it has addressed the issue and will replace affected units, free of charge. In the initial notice, Sigma said it had ‘become aware of a potential issue with [its] recently released SIGMA 28–70 F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, which could lead to increased ghosting over time in certain shooting conditions.’...

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Video: The moon as shot with a very sharp Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens

Posted by on Apr 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: The moon as shot with a very sharp Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens

Leica Rumors recently shared a video of the moon shot with a Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F2.8 lens. It’s not a recent video, but it’s worth checking out. It’s a cool – and pricey – super telephoto lens. The video below was shot by photographer Markus Stark in 2015 while he was camping nearly 1,000′ (290m) above sea level in Germany. He attached the Leica 400mm F2.8 lens to his Panasonic GH4 using a 1.4x, 2x, and 2x Leica APO focus module extenders (more on those later). [embedded content] The Leica APO-TELYT-R 400mm F2.8...

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Samyang’s new AF 24mm F1.8 lens features a dedicated ‘Astrophotography Mode’

Posted by on Apr 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Samyang’s new AF 24mm F1.8 lens features a dedicated ‘Astrophotography Mode’

Earlier this week, lens manufacturer Samyang (also known as Rokinon or Bower depending on your region) shared a teaser for two unreleased lenses, with the suggestion the pair would be specifically for astrophotography. Now, just a few days after that teaser, Samyang has announced the release of one of those lenses, an AF 24mm F1.8 lens for Sony E mount cameras. The lens is constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups, including two aspherical elements, three high-refractive index lenses and two extra-low dispersion elements. The lens features a...

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Interview: David ‘Dee’ Delgado’s love letter to New York City, shot on 4×5 film

Posted by on Apr 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview: David ‘Dee’ Delgado’s love letter to New York City, shot on 4×5 film

Genesis + Ronald, Before Prom, Westchester Ave (May 2019) David ‘Dee’ Delgado has spent his entire life exploring New York City. Born and raised in the Bronx, in his younger years he traveled the city as a graffiti artist before transitioning into photography. “I got busted a couple of times and I got tired of getting locked up for doing graffiti,” he says. “So I started taking pictures of my friends.” He worked as a graphic designer but says he found himself in a creative rut in a career where all his...

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Hiking and Camping Tips from a Landscape Photographer

Posted by on Apr 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Hiking and Camping Tips from a Landscape Photographer

Even ignoring photography – which is a fun way to begin an article on a photography blog! – I’ve always loved hiking, camping, and being in the great outdoors. Some of my favorite memories are from times when I left my camera in my backpack or at home and just went exploring. Although I certainly don’t spend every day on a trail, I do hike at least a few hundred miles each year and camp quite often while I’m out there (both car and tent). And, while landscape photography is usually my goal, it’s hard to avoid picking up some general hiking...

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Player One Astronomy releases five specialized astrophotography planetary cameras

Posted by on Apr 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Player One Astronomy releases five specialized astrophotography planetary cameras

Per DC Watch, Sightron Japan Co., Ltd. has announced it will release Player One Astronomy’s CMOS camera for astrophotography next week. Player One Astronomy is an astrophotography equipment manufacturer based in Suzhou, China. The Chinese firm develops sophisticated astronomical observation equipment, including cameras and additional equipment and accessories. Image of Mars captured by MoonPrince using the Player One Astronomy Mars-C camera and C11HD telescope with TV2.5x Powermate. Player One Astronomy’s cameras are designed to...

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Sennheiser’s new MKE 400 shotgun mic and XS Lav mics are for creatives on-the-go

Posted by on Apr 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sennheiser’s new MKE 400 shotgun mic and XS Lav mics are for creatives on-the-go

Audio equipment manufacturer Sennheiser has released a number of new products designed to simplify on-the-go audio recording. First up is a redesigned MKE 400 on-camera shotgun microphone. This second-generation device keeps the same name as its predecessor, but updates the design and feature set. Inside the windscreen-protected housing is a shock-mounted super-cardioid polar pattern microphone. [embedded content] The shoe-mounted microphone features a low-cut filter switch, built-in gain control, a 3.5mm headphone output for monitoring and...

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Field review: Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Posted by on Apr 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Field review: Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Introduction The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a very versatile, compact telephoto zoom lens for the company’s APS-C X-mount, arguably filling a much needed gap in the company’s lineup. The XF 70-300mm offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 105-450mm after accounting for the APS-C sensor size. Given its far-reaching telephoto, it’s well-suited to sports and nature photographers. Thanks to impressive close-focusing capabilities, it makes for a decent macro lens, too. And that ability to focus up...

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Sony lost ground to Samsung in growing smartphone image sensor market in 2020

Posted by on Apr 7th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony lost ground to Samsung in growing smartphone image sensor market in 2020

According to a recent report published by EET Asia, using data from Handset Component Technologies (HCT), Sony captured nearly half of the smartphone image sensor market, by revenue, in 2020. Behind Sony was Samsung and OmniVision at 29% and 10%, respectively. The remaining 15% is comprised of other, unnamed sensor manufacturers. It’s a big market dominated by a small number of firms, with 85% of smartphone image sensor revenue captured by the top three firms. 46% market revenue share is a considerable amount and remains far ahead of...

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Sony quietly updates the a7R III, a7R IV with improved LCD panels

Posted by on Apr 7th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony quietly updates the a7R III, a7R IV with improved LCD panels

One of our product photos of the original a7R IV. Sony has, rather quietly, released updated versions of its a7R III and a7R IV cameras that bring small improvements to the full-frame mirrorless cameras. The updated cameras now have an ‘a’ appended to their model numbers to differentiate them from their original predecessors. [embedded content] According to the update product specifications, both the a7R III (model: ILCE-7RM3A) and a7R IV (model: ILCE-7RM4A) have improved rear LCD panels, up to 2.36 million dots compared to the 1.44 million...

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