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Nikon FTZ Adapter Lens Compatibility, Explained

Nikon FTZ Adapter Lens Compatibility, Explained If you’re using a Nikon Z camera, it’s important to check before buying any non-Z-series lenses to make sure they’re compatible with Nikon’s FTZ adapter. This comprehensive article goes into the compatibility of various Nikon and third-party lenses when using the FTZ adapter. Although the FTZ adapter is a good way to use F-mount lenses on one of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, doing so can come with some compromises. Most of Nikon’s newest lenses work without any missing features, but plenty of older lenses or third-party options have only partial compatibility. I’ve seen a few sites with...

Reply to Duplicates of your photographs

Reply to Duplicates of your photographs Hi All I have accumulated 3000 photo on hard drives nad backup drives.I am an amateur photographer.And I read lately about having a yes no maybe folder of photos you have taken recently.This is something I should have done My question is how do I trim down my photos at this point.I have cr2 files etc converted for lightroom etc.Is it worth using duplicate photo finder or do I have to trawl through the photos bit by bit.

Wide angle 1.8x anamorphic lens for full frame sensors launched by Vazen

Wide angle 1.8x anamorphic lens for full frame sensors launched by Vazen Chinese lens manufacturer Vazen has launched a 50mm T2.1 lens to add to its anamorphic offering for full frame users. With its 1.8x sequeeze this 50mm will deliver the sort of horizontal angle of view we’d expect from a 28mm regular lens on a full frame system, so it is effectively a wide angle lens. The 50mm joins the company’s existing 85mm T2.8 in the FF 1.8x anamorphic range, and these are set to be made into a trio when a 135mm lens begins shipping in June/July this year. These lenses all come with interchangeable PL/EF mounts and shims included in the kit, and all have 0.8 mod cine...

Duplicates of your photographs

Duplicates of your photographs Photos Members Group Since Duplicates of your photographs derekdgl says: Hi All I have accumulated 3000 photo on hard drives nad backup drives.I am an amateur photographer.And I read lately about having a yes no maybe folder of photos you have taken recently.This is something I should have done My question is how do I trim down my photos at this point.I have cr2 files etc converted for lightroom etc.Is it worth using duplicate photo finder or do I have to trawl through the photos bit by bit. 8:30AM, 14 May 2021 PDT (permalink) ogmw093 says: I had the same issue I used a program Native...

DJI FPV drone takes ‘a bird’s flight’ through one of the world’s largest tulip gardens

DJI FPV drone takes ‘a bird’s flight’ through one of the world’s largest tulip gardens [embedded content] Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of the world is still locked down. This includes Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens around, located in the Netherlands. Wiebe de Jager flew his DJI FPV drone through it to offer up ‘a bird’s flight’ perspective, as he calls it. With the management’s permission, de Jager spent seven minutes weaving through the garden’s trees, mazes of cropped bushes, and tulip beds. The DJI FPV drone is the first consumer-grade FPV (first-person-view) unit that offers up GPS and obstacle avoidance sensors. When...

Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990’s newspaper photographer in Russia

Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990’s newspaper photographer in Russia Published May 14, 2021 | dpreview staff All photos copyright Roman Yarovitcyn Being a photojournalist is a tough gig, especially when you’re working with less than reliable gear. Roman Yarovitcyn spent the 1990’s working as a newspaper photographer in Russia and shooting primarily on cheap and quirky Zenit-E cameras. Despite the shortcomings of his gear, the B&W images he created during this era are nothing short of mesmerizing. These images are made even cooler by the fact that Roman is still a working photojournalist in Russia. Click the link below for his insights, and to...

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery updated

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery updated Published May 14, 2021 | dpreview staff The Olympus E-M10 IV is a well-designed Micro Four Thirds camera aimed at entry-level users and it has a solid JPEG engine for nice images right out of the camera. With the completion of our full review, we added a ton of photos to our gallery of sample images, and just for good measure, we’ve tossed in a few processed Raws to see what kind of flexibility and noise performance they offer. View our gallery of samples from the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Gear in this story The Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV is an entry-level mirrorless camera that’s...

Reply to Canon Ef 25 ll Extension Tube

Reply to Canon Ef 25 ll Extension Tube JohnT2012: , I did a trial under sunlight this morning and got better results than the last night. Actually, I believe there is a big difference in magnification, or better to put, “closer look”. However, it is way harder to focus on the subject with AF, and DOF is very shallow. Aperture is more sensitive to the light and it didn’t really help me to decrease it for more DOF. as you might suggest, I concluded that it is really hard to shot living/moving subjects with 60mm macro +25mm extension tube + aps-c. but I think it is a good improvement for well-lit tabletop or sunny...

Kolari Vision proves its new UV lens filter can survive a 135′ fall by dropping it from a drone

Kolari Vision proves its new UV lens filter can survive a 135′ fall by dropping it from a drone Camera accessory and conversion gurus Kolari Vision have announced a new Pro UV Protection Lens Filter that it claims can survive a 41m (135ft) fall. If that sounds a little hard to believe, you don’t just have to take their word for it—Kolari Vision proved it with a video showing the new filter being dropped from a drone. [embedded content] As you can see at the end of the drop test video, the filter came away from the ten-story fall with little more than a scratch on the surface of the lens. Kolari Vision attributes this durability to the Corning Gorilla Glass it uses to manufacturer the...

Video: Starry time-lapse at the ESA’s Ariane 6 rocket launch site

Video: Starry time-lapse at the ESA’s Ariane 6 rocket launch site The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a stunning time-lapse of the star-filled night sky at the ESA’s Ariane 6 launch site in French Guiana, South America. Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing for the arrival of Ariane 6, ‘Europe’s next-generation launch vehicle.’ [embedded content] The Ariana 6 rocket will come in two versions depending on mission requirements. The A62 has two strap-on boosters, while the A64 has four. The Ariane 6 is 207′ (63m) tall with a diameter of 18′ (5.4m). The mass of the rocket ranges from...

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH sample gallery Published May 13, 2021 | dpreview staff The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH is a premium standard zoom lens for L-mount, offering a fast maximum aperture, great build quality and, Leica claims, ‘outstanding optical performance’. Designed for use by everyone from wedding photographers to landscape professionals, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH should be an ideal companion for both the SL2 and the lower-resolution SL2-S. We’ve just received a production Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH, and we’ve taken advantage of an unbroken few days of...

Video: How to make an all-in-one YouTube studio that fits inside a Pelican case

Video: How to make an all-in-one YouTube studio that fits inside a Pelican case [embedded content] Cinematographer and YouTuber Caleb Pike, of DSLR Video Shooter, has a whole collection of videos wherein he shows off how to create turnkey solutions for filmmaking. For his latest episode, Caleb shows how he turned a Pelican case, a few camera bits and a little elbow grease into the ultimate all-in-one studio case that’s simple enough to set up and start shooting in under a minute. In the nine-minute video, Caleb breaks down how he modified a Pelican 1510 carry-on travel case into the ultimate on-the-go studio. We’ll leave it to Caleb to do the explaining, but at its...

HP launches new ZBook G8 laptops with Intel 11th-gen processors, RTX GPUs

HP launches new ZBook G8 laptops with Intel 11th-gen processors, RTX GPUs Amid the launch of Intel’s new 11th-generation processors, many new laptops are hitting the market, including the Razer Blade 15 refresh we wrote about earlier this week. Not to be left out, HP has announced new ZBook G8 laptops, only nine months after its ZBook Firefly models were announced. Updates are fast and furious these days. The new ZBook G8 range includes a trio of models, including 15.6″ and 17.3″ variants. The ZBook Studio and Power models come only in 15.6″ versions, while the Fury model is also available with a 17.3″ display. Displays come in Full...

Best Apps for Photographers in 2021

Best Apps for Photographers in 2021 Considering that smartphones have all but replaced point and shoot cameras, it’s easy to think of them as simply a device useful for grabbing a quick snapshot. But today’s smartphones offer an amazing variety of apps and are an invaluable tool for all photographers. Whether you are photographing with your DSLR/Mirrorless camera and want to use your phone for location scouting and planning, or you want to shoot and edit right on your phone, we’ve got you covered. These are our recommendations for the best apps for photographers in 2021. Before we get started, I want to note that I am an...

TTartisan releases $770 90mm F1.25 manual prime for Leica M-mount camera systems

TTartisan releases $770 90mm F1.25 manual prime for Leica M-mount camera systems Chinese optics manufacturer TTartisan has announced its latest lens, the 90mm F1.25 for Leica M-mount camera systems. The lens, which is clearly designed to look like a first-party Leica lens, is constructed of 11 elements in 7 groups, including four high-refractive index elements. Other features include a ten-blade aperture diaphragm, a one meter (3.3’) minimum focusing distance and an aperture range of F1.25 through F16. Due to the large elements needed to get such a fast aperture at a 90mm focal length, the lens is rather unwieldy, weighing 1013g (2.23lbs) and measuring in at 97mm (3.82”)...

Jared Polin Giveaway

Jared Polin Giveaway Photos Members Group Since Jared Polin Giveaway whitewolf86 says: wn.nr/hRFkd8Jared is giving away $3,500-$5,000 to spend on camera gear. Originally posted at 8:02AM, 12 May 2021 PDT (permalink) whitewolf86 edited this topic 21 hours...

DPReview TV: Best shooting positions

DPReview TV: Best shooting positions Published May 12, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] What’s the best way to get a sharp photo: the “Mr/Mrs Pinchypants” or the “Down on the ground pound”? In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris shows you the right way to hold your camera to get the best results. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. The Prvke Lite is the latest release from camera bag/strap maker Wandrd. A shrunk-down version of their popular full-sized Prvke bag, this model is perfect for smaller kits, including mirrorless cameras. The Olympus OM-D...

Peak Design Marketplace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling, buying used gear (US-only, for now)

Peak Design Marketplace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling, buying used gear (US-only, for now) Peak Design has launched a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace where you can buy and sell used Peak Design equipment, complete with the company’s lifetime guarantee. The platform, which is limited to the United States for the time being, is aptly called the Peak Design Marketplace. Its goal, according to Peak Design, is to reduce the need for third-parties when looking to buy and sell pre-owned Peak Design equipment. Now, buyers and sellers can interact directly, all while knowing every piece of gear sold through the marketplace will be protected by Peak Design’s Lifetime Product Guarantee,...

Slideshow: Winners of the All About Photo Awards 2020, The Mind’s Eye competition

Slideshow: Winners of the All About Photo Awards 2020, The Mind’s Eye competition AAP Magazine has announced the winners and finalists for its 2020 All About Photo Awards, The Mind’s Eye competition. 10 judges representing AAP, along with professional photographers, selected 40 images from a pool of entrants from 23 countries and 5 continents. The winning image, ‘Porter,’ was taken by Tom Price from the United Kingdom. It portrays the plight of relocated migrant workers. The top 5 winners were awarded a cash prize of $10,000 and will be exhibited on Daylighted’s digital platform in an online worldwide exhibition. They’ll also be printed in...

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery Published May 11, 2021 | dpreview staff The Pentax K-3 Mark III is Ricoh’s latest flagship APS-C DSLR that’s been a long time in the making. With a new 26MP sensor, updated autofocus and refined ergonomics and features, the K-3 III looks like the ultimate APS-C DSLR on the market right now. We’re settling in for our usual testing, we took it for a spin around the Puget Sound region to see what it can do – and while we haven’t yet taken a look at its Pixel Shift mode, keep an eye out for an update with samples very soon. Gear in this story The Pentax K-3 III is here,...

Tokina announces 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens for $4,999

Tokina announces 25-75mm T2.9 cinema lens for $4,999 Tokina has announced the impending release of its new 25–75mm T2.9 cinema lens, a parfocal lens it calls ‘the pinnacle of modern cinema zoom lens design.’ The lens’ focal length fits between the company’s current 11–20mm T2.9 and 50–135mm T2.9 cinema zoom lenses, but its physical presence makes it the largest of the three. It weighs in at 2kg (4.4lbs), measures 174mm (6.85″) long (PL mount) and has a 95mm (3.74″) front diameter. The 25-75mm T2.9 Tokina Cinema Lens on-set with the RED Komodo The 25–75mm T2.9 lens is constructed of 18 elements in 15 groups, offers an iris...

Razer announces new Blade 15 with 4K OLED touchscreen, RTX graphics, & faster memory

Razer announces new Blade 15 with 4K OLED touchscreen, RTX graphics, & faster memory When looking for a notebook well-suited to photo and editing, it makes a lot of sense for Windows users to look at laptops designed for gaming. After all, a gaming computer focuses on a powerful GPU, robust CPU and fast memory, all important components when trying to get the best performance out of software like Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and video editors. The new Razer Blade 15 refresh ticks all these boxes while maintaining an even thinner design than its predecessors. Razer originally launched the Blade 15 back in 2018. Since then, the company has added more powerful internal components,...

How to Focus Stack Panoramic Images

How to Focus Stack Panoramic Images Over the years, focus stacking has gained wide popularity among digital photographers and is a handy technique you can use to get crisp images. However, how can a photographer use focus stacking when shooting panoramas? Digital panoramic photography often requires three, five, or more images to be stitched together in order to produce the desired end result. When combined with focus stacking, the challenges suddenly become bigger. This article explores those challenges and recommends tips for successfully creating a focus stacked panorama. Table of Contents Focus Stacking Digital Images The...

New York Times unveils prototype system aimed at inspiring confidence in photojournalism

New York Times unveils prototype system aimed at inspiring confidence in photojournalism Misinformation is a big issue online, especially with how quickly false stories are shared. The New York Times R&D team has worked with the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) on a prototype system ‘exploring tools to give readers transparency into the source and veracity of news visuals.’ If a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture must be verifiably truthful to its viewers. As CAI points out, it used to be a given that a ‘photograph never lies.’ However, that hasn’t been true for a long time. It’s easy for an image to be manipulated and...

Video: How to ‘think beyond the rules’ and follow your intuition when composing photographs

Video: How to ‘think beyond the rules’ and follow your intuition when composing photographs [embedded content] Photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker is back again with another insightful video lesson wherein he takes a nuanced look at composition. In a way few others do, Tucker goes beyond the usual ‘rules of composition,’ imploring you to follow your intuition when framing and capturing a photograph. The 19-minute video, titled ‘Photography Composition: Thinking Beyond the Rules,’ steps outside the usual discussion of composition, opting instead to look at framing through a more inspired lens — one not bound by and ‘bullied’ by the ‘rules of thirds’ or even ‘leading lines.’ As is...

Review: The Wandrd Prvke Lite – a small, yet versatile camera backpack

Review: The Wandrd Prvke Lite – a small, yet versatile camera backpack Wandrd Prvke Lite$219 | Wandrd.com When we reviewed the original Wandrd Prvke back in 2018 we called it a ‘near-perfect’ bag – a rare way to describe a camera backpack, even as the market has become more diverse in recent years. If you are primarily a mirrorless shooter or someone who uses a DSLR but likes to travel light, there is a whole lot to love about this updated Prvke The Prvke Lite is, as the name suggests, a more compact version of the original Prvke bag. Cameras systems keep getting smaller as manufacturers expand mirrorless lines and so it makes sense to see bag...

Best Lenses for the Nikon Z7 / Z7 II

Best Lenses for the Nikon Z7 / Z7 II To make the most of the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z7 II’s high-resolution 45.7-megapixel sensors, it’s best to use suitable lenses. Otherwise, you might as well save some money and get a Z6 / Z6 II instead. I’ll go through my top recommendations for both Z and F-mount lenses below. Keep in mind that my only criterion while rating these lenses was whether the sharpness of the lens could make the most of the Nikon Z7 and Z7 II’s 45-megapixel resolution. Although I’ll mention a few other considerations throughout this article, such as lens weight and practicality, my ratings of...

Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated?

Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated? Lenses like Nikon’s Z 50mm F1.2 S are bigger, heavier, more costly and more complex than older F1.2 designs. But why? First, some optical history Back in the days when men were iron and ships were wood, there were some things you could rely on. One of those things was your wide-aperture prime lens was a relatively simple double-guass design. Pre-1900, lens designers had already created five of the six lens types that are the basis of what we use today. (The retrofocus lens didn’t come around until the 1920s, and zoom lenses, for those who are curious, are basically modified Cooke...

DPReview TV: Pentax K-3 Mark III review

DPReview TV: Pentax K-3 Mark III review Published May 8, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Since the dawn of recorded time, Pentax DSLRs has been known for being well-designed, rugged and full-featured. In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan travel to the Jurassic Period to share their thoughts about Ricoh’s new Pentax DSLR, the Pentax K-3 Mark III. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample images from this episode Gear in this story The Pentax K-3 Mark III is that rarest of things: a completely new DSLR. We’ve got hands-on with the camera to find out just...

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published May 8, 2021 | dpreview staff Surely you’ve already watched our video review on Pentax’s new flagship APS-C DSLR: the K-3 Mark III. Now it’s time to take a closer look at some of the samples from its 25.7MP sensor. In addition to showing off the camera’s capability, these images also showcase a nice variety of Pentax’s zoom lenses. Have a look. View our Pentax K-3 Mark III sample gallery from DPReview TV Gear in this story The Pentax K-3 Mark III is that rarest of things: a completely new DSLR. We’ve got hands-on with the camera to find out just...

Slideshow: Winning photos from the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 contest

Slideshow: Winning photos from the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 contest Editor’s note: There are images in this gallery that show animal carcasses being butchered (slide 8 and 9, in particular). Keep this in mind going forward if you would rather not see this content. The winning photographs for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 contest have been announced, with the overall prize being taken by Chinese photographer Li Huaifeng for their photograph Taste, which shows a young family enjoying a meal in their home as the sun cast rays through the smoke-filled room. The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards is celebrating its tenth...

Video: Apple shows off photo, video capabilities of iPhone 12 in new ‘Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom’ ad

Video: Apple shows off photo, video capabilities of iPhone 12 in new ‘Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom’ ad Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite are back with another cool ‘Shot on iPhone Experiments’ series video. The latest video, ‘Everyday Experiments: Full Bloom,’ is shot on iPhone 12 and features a spring theme. In the video below, the duo of Donghoon J. and James T. use iPhone 12 to create video segments featuring stop motion video, slow-motion and the time-lapse functionality of Apple’s latest iPhone model. The results are spectacular. Better yet, they’re all fun experiments you can try for yourself using an iPhone 12 or any camera with slow-motion...

Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials?

Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? Like most film SLRs from the 1970s, the Olympus OM-10 offered only basic exposure controls and few special features, outside of a self-timer and light meter. Photo: Spline Splinson My first camera, back in the late 1970s, was an Olympus OM-10. The camera body had dials to adjust shutter speed and ISO/ASA, an exposure compensation dial, and an ‘Auto’ mode. A built-in light meter helped get the right exposure, and a self-timer allowed for group shots or self-portraits. The most prominent controls on that camera were for managing the film: the film advance lever, rewind knob, and...

Adobe Super Resolution Review: A Good Step, Not a Revolution

Adobe Super Resolution Review: A Good Step, Not a Revolution You’ve probably heard of Adobe’s new Super Resolution feature, which doubles a photo’s linear resolution (quadrupling the total pixels) with better results than any other upsampling algorithm – at least, that’s the claim. I recently got around to testing it, and here’s how it measures up. Table of Contents What Is Adobe Super Resolution? In the 13.2 version of Camera Raw, Adobe added a new option called Super Resolution that can upsample any image to 4× the original number of megapixels – in other words, doubling the width and height of the original image. A 12-megapixel original image would...

Venus Optics adds Leica L, Pentax K mount options to its 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens

Venus Optics adds Leica L, Pentax K mount options to its 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens Venus Optics has announced its Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens is now available for Leica L and Pentax K mount camera systems. The lens was first announced in October 2020 with models for Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems. As it was at the time of release, this lens is the widest shift lens for full-frame cameras. It’s missing the tilt option lenses other manufacturers offer in their lenses, but Laowa says it doesn’t offer tilt for this model due to it being mainly for architectural photographers, who typically don’t need the tilt functionality. You can...

This aerial masterpiece was created with DJI Mini 2 in zero-degree temps

This aerial masterpiece was created with DJI Mini 2 in zero-degree temps [embedded content] Vadim Sherbakov, and award-winning videographer and commercial photographer, pushed his DJI Mini 2 drone to its limit with his latest masterpiece. ‘The Noor’ is a short non-narrative aerial film shot in Lake Baikal – located North of the Mongolian border in Siberia. Almost as impressive as the crisp, clear and detailed footage Sherbakov was able to acquire with the Mini 2 is the fact that he was able to accomplish this feat in subfreezing temperatures. The DJI Mini 2 is a sub-250g drone capable of capturing 4K/30p video at 100 Mbps. Its 1/2.3″ CMOS image...

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV review

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV review Introduction Product photos by Dan Bracaglia The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is the entry-level model in the company’s DSLR-style lineup of Micro Four Thirds cameras (the PEN models, such as the E-PL10, are rangefinder-style). It’s a step up from the beginner-focused E-PL series, offering more controls, better build quality and a broader feature set. It sports a 20MP Four Thirds sensor, in-body image stabilization, flip-down touchscreen with a simple interface and 4K video capture. Jump to: What’s new | How it compares | Body & handling | Image Quality | Autofocus |...

Interview: Canon’s Larry Thorpe reflects on 60 years in the business

Interview: Canon’s Larry Thorpe reflects on 60 years in the business Larry Thorpe with one of Canon’s Cinema EOS camerasPhoto courtesy of Canon Last week Larry Thorpe, a Senior Fellow in the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group at Canon USA, retired following a 60-year career in the broadcast industry. In an interview with DPReview he talks about some of the technology changes he’s seen during that time and how those changes impact the market for still and motion picture cameras today. Larry began his career with the BBC in London in 1961. In 1966 he emigrated from the UK to the United States to work for RCA, where he developed cameras...

Oceans and redwoods: Nikon Z6 II sample gallery update

Oceans and redwoods: Nikon Z6 II sample gallery update Published May 6, 2021 | dpreview staff The Z6 II is Nikon’s mid-range full-frame mirrorless camera, and as it turns out, it makes for a great travel kit when paired with a couple of Z-mount lenses. Check out some of the highlights from a coastal road trip in our updated sample gallery – though, this being the coast, the weather didn’t always cooperate. At least the camera’s weather-sealed. Gear in this story The firmware updates are relatively minor based on the update notes, but no camera is left behind. In the latest in our series of socially distanced interviews, we...

Leica introduces Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount

Leica introduces Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount Published May 6, 2021 | dpreview staff Leica has announced its Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH lens for full-frame L-mount bodies. This tele-zoom has 19 elements in 15 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element and is driven by a quiet stepping motor. The lens’ minimum focus distance is 18cm (7.1″) and the max magnification is 0.34x. The body is weather-sealed and uses 82mm filters. Lighter than the older Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24-90mm ASPH, (856g / 1.9 lb compared to 1,140g / 2.5 lb), the new lens offers...

Days Inn offers a $10,000 payday and free travel within the U.S. to a talented photographer

Days Inn offers a $10,000 payday and free travel within the U.S. to a talented photographer Do you want to get paid $10,000 plus benefits to travel for two weeks and take photos? That’s what Days Inn by Wyndham offers to one photographer this August with the return of its ‘Sunternship Program.’ Days Inn wants ‘an aspiring photographer and adventure-seeker’ to hit the road for a two-week-long internship, during which the ‘suntern’ will ‘explore some of America’s most desirable locations and capture the moments along the way.’ The chosen photographer will head out on a ‘customizable’ two-week-long trip to capture...

Star Stacker lets you create star trail images and timelapses on iPhones, iPads

Star Stacker lets you create star trail images and timelapses on iPhones, iPads Star Stacker, an astrophotography app available for iOS, allows users to create star trail images and timelapses on their phone, computer or tablet. Michael Webb, the developer, posted about his latest creation on Reddit’s r/LandscapeAstro community. To demonstrate a final result from using the app, Webb posted the image, seen above, and explained how he achieved it in the post’s comments section. Using a Sony a7R III camera and Rokinon 14mm M2 lens, Webb captured 170 15-second exposure images with an ISO of 640 and an F4.0 aperture. Webb then copied the 170 RAW files to his...

DPReview TV: iFootage Cobra 2 monopod long-term review

DPReview TV: iFootage Cobra 2 monopod long-term review Published May 5, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] DPReview TV’s Jordan Drake thinks the iFootage Cobra 2 is the best monopod ever created in the history of mankind. Find out why he calls it ‘the monopod that changed my life’. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes every week. The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 (G110 in some regions) is a mirrorless camera designed for vlogging. Its 20MP Four Thirds sensor is paired with clever tracking audio technology, but we have our reservations. The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and...

Video: Three tips landscape photographer Andy Mumford wishes he had learned sooner

Video: Three tips landscape photographer Andy Mumford wishes he had learned sooner There’s no substitute for experience. Part of learning any craft, like photography, is accepting that you’ll make mistakes along the way. For photographer and educator Andy Mumford, there are things he wished he had learned sooner. Better late than never, though. To help other photographers avoid some of the same pitfalls, Mumford has published a new video aimed at landscape photographers. One of the most rewarding aspects of photography is that you can never really learn it all. There is always room for improvement and new techniques to master. Perhaps you want to try different...

Fuji GFX 100S Review

Fuji GFX 100S Review By Meg Faehl No CommentsPublished On May 5, 2021 « » Since Fujifilm entered the medium format digital camera market 4 years ago, they have made it clear that developing and innovating on their GFX line is a priority. The G-mount lens lineup is comprised of about a dozen lenses so far, and this past January, Fujifilm announced the GFX 100S, the fourth GFX camera in as many years. The GFX 100S contains the same 102-megapixel, 43.8 × 32.9 mm medium format sensor as the GFX 100, but in a body that is almost 50% smaller, 30% lighter, and 40% less expensive. At a list price of $5999, the GFX 100S...

Sony removes remaining DSLRs from its website suggesting the A-mount is all but dead

Sony removes remaining DSLRs from its website suggesting the A-mount is all but dead Sony’s last A-mount camera was the a99 II, which was released in September 2016. It appears as though Sony has discontinued its remaining DSLRs, suggesting the A-mount era is over. As noted today by Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony’s a68, a77 II and a99 II A-mount DSLR cameras are no longer listed on its website and are even disappearing from online retailers. It’s unknown when these changes occurred, but based on a snapshot of Sony’s camera listing page via Wayback Machine, the listings have been gone since at least April 28, 2021. An illustration showing the internal construction of the LA-EA5...

Understanding Texture in Photography

Understanding Texture in Photography There are many tools in a photographer’s “emotional toolbox” – the things you can do in photography to shift a photo’s emotional message in your preferred direction. The one I’ll be talking about today is texture. Table of Contents Photographic Definition of Texture Texture in photography is not much different than in other contexts. If you imagine reaching out, closing your eyes, and touching a photo, texture is how it would feel in three dimensions. Sand might feel smooth and granular. Water could be smooth and glassy, or it could be rough and sharp. NIKON D780 + VR 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3E @...

Leica brings substantial AF, video improvements to SL2-S with 2.0 firmware update

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Lawsuit filed against Samsung alleges defect causing Galaxy S20 cameras to shatter

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Exploring wine country with James Joiner and the Fujifilm X-E4

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Nikon Z7 II vs Nikon D850

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Canon EOS R5 vs Nikon Z7 II

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DJI confirms battery issues for its Mini 2 drone

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Venus Optics launches ultra-fast Laowa ‘Argus’ 33mm F0.95 CF APO lens for APS-C camera systems

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The RUHAcam is a ‘retro-style’ digital camera made with the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera module

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G100/G110 review

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Video: Emmy-winning storm chaser has his drone sucked into a tornado while filming

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Incredible video showcases world’s first 8K VR drone footage of Iceland’s Mt. Fagradalsfjall volcano

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Canon EOS M50 Mark II sample gallery

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How to Set Up a MIDI Console for Capture One (or Any Other Photo Software)

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Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published May 1, 2021 | dpreview staff Our team at DPReview TV just wrapped up a review of the Olympus E-M10 mark IV. As Chris explains, it’s now ‘third winter’ in Canada, so don’t be surprised to see some snow in their sample gallery. View the Olympus E-M10 IV sample gallery Gear in this story This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. Now, as the year winds down, we’re highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards! The...

DPReview TV: Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV review

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Lava Frenzy: Shooting Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Iceland

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Michael Collins, ‘the loneliest man in history’ and Apollo 11 astronaut dies at 90

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NOSEiD app helps reunite lost dogs with their owners using photos of their noses

NOSEiD app helps reunite lost dogs with their owners using photos of their noses Iams wants to use the cameras that nearly everyone has in their pockets to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. The company has launched a new app, NOSEiD, that uses your smartphone’s camera to scan your dog’s nose. If your dog is lost, the scan of its nose acts like a fingerprint, allowing someone to track the lost dog back to you. When a dog runs away or is lost, it can be a traumatic experience for humans and dogs alike. Of NOSEiD, Iams says, ‘The app helps you capture your dog’s unique nose print and guides you through what to do in case your buddy ever gets...

Reply to Call for Moderators

Reply to Call for Moderators Looking to add additional moderators. With the current submission of photos being set to automatic, it is important for moderators to review the posts for adherence to the rules. If you are someone in the group that actively review the group pool on a regular basis and would be interested in assisting, please let me know. For existing moderators, please let me know if you are still active in the group moderation Current rules below.1. Members may submit no more than one photo a day to the group pool. 2. Please tag photographs with the name of the camera used (ie. D500, D850, and so on) 3. We...

CIPA’s March 2021 data shows positive signs, especially for a maturing mirrorless market

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The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Which camera type is right for you?

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Which camera type is right for you? Published Apr 30, 2021 | Aaron Gold Introduction Elsewhere in our Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography, we wrote about common types of film cameras and not-so-common types of film cameras. So which type is best for you? That depends on what you want to get out of film photography. In this article, we’ll attempt to match different types of film photographers with the best type of camera for their needs. Photo: Dan Bracaglia The GFX 100S fits most of the capabilities of the GFX 100 into a smaller and more affordable body. We’ve tested what the camera offers to see who it might...

All Nikon Full-Frame Cameras as of 2021, Compared

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Call for Moderators

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Hubble captures star ‘on the edge of destruction’

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How an artist pretended to be a European socialite to capture photos of luxurious NYC apartments

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The city of Helsinki, Finland has put over 65K historical images under Creative Commons

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DJI Air 2S vs Mavic 2 Pro: which should you choose?

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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ImagenAI uses artificial intelligence to edit your photos in Lightroom

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Imagen AI uses artificial intelligence to edit your photos in Lightroom

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Atomos announces Ninja V+ with 8K/30p and 4K/120p ProRes RAW support, Ninja Stream for remote liveview

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Fujifilm GFX 100S review

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Report: TSMC has started production of Apple’s next-generation M-series chipset

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Video: What it’s like photographing subjects against one of the blackest fabrics in the world

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Video: How to improve your compositions, from a photographer who worked with Ansel Adams

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Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN ‘Art’

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DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art review Published Apr 27, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Sigma’s fast new 35mm F1.4 DG DN for Sony and L-mount bodies has arrived, and Chris and Jordan have plenty to say about it. Check out their review in this episode of DPReview TV. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Images from this episode Please note that due to restrictions imposed by Adobe Camera Raw, no distortion corrections have been applied to the images in this gallery (unlike our Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art gallery shot with the L-mount version); however, since CA corrections...

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery Published Apr 27, 2021 | dpreview staff Sigma’s new 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art lens is a big leap forward from the company’s original 2012-era Art-series prime, and features an entirely new optical construction and refined handling, specifically designed for stills and video shooting on full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available for both Sony E-mount and Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount bodies, we tested it with both the high-resolution Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R and the 24MP Lumix DC-S5. View our Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery Gear in this story The Polaroid Go uses a new...

Sigma introduces 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art for E- and L-mount

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The Polaroid Go is a compact, modern tribute to the original Polaroid One Step

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Google shares a deep dive into its new HDR+ with Bracketing technology found in its latest Pixel devices

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Sony a1 sample gallery updated with new images, Raw conversions

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TTartisan releases its $98 50mm F1.2 APS-C lens for Leica L and Nikon Z mount camera systems

TTartisan releases its $98 50mm F1.2 APS-C lens for Leica L and Nikon Z mount camera systems Chinese optics manufacturer TTartisan has announced its 50mm F1.2 manual lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems is now available for Nikon Z and Leica L mounts. Since its release, the lens has been available for Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds (MFT) and Sony E mount camera systems. Now, both Nikon Z and L mount camera owners can get their hands on a native version of the lens as well. The fully-manual lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups, uses a 10-blade aperture diaphragm and has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (20″). The front filter thread is 52mm and the...

DPReview TV: Sony FX3 review – cinema camera or a7S III in disguise?

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‘A Year in Photos’ documentary covers winning imagery from Sony World Photography Awards

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Why Do I Photograph Snakes?

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Collection of photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, among the world’s first, sells for nearly $2M

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Reply to Only one photo per day, now?

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Only one photo per day, now?

Only one photo per day, now? Photos Members Group Since Only one photo per day, now? L’Arsène says: Only one photo per day instead of the more reasonable three? Have our admins and moderators (a good dozen of ’em altogether, mind…!) grown lazy? To the point that they do not even give us a warning, nor an explanation…? :o))) Originally posted at 1:23AM, 23 April 2021 PDT (permalink) L’Arsène edited this topic 2 hours ago. Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you’re already a...

Sony a1 review

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Tokina adds Canon RF, Nikon Z mount options for its $250 400mm F8 Reflex lens

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80,000MP panoramas: EarthCam announces world’s highest-resolution robotic webcam EarthCam has introduced the world’s highest-resolution robotic webcam, the GigapixelCam X80. The new webcam can record 80,000MP panoramas. To celebrate the camera’s launch, EarthCam also premiered an 80 gigapixel image of New York City, captured from the top of the Empire State Building. The GigapixelCam X80’s resolution is 700 percent greater than EarthCam’s previous highest-resolution webcam. The X80 offers 360 degrees of rotation using an ultra-precise, military-grade pan/tilt/zoom base and fast remote control over IP, 4G LTE and 5G networks. Per EarthCam, a single...

Tamron announces APS-C 11-20mm F2.8, full-frame 150-500mm F5–6.7 zooms for Sony E mount

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Sony shows off its upcoming Airpeak drone flying steadily in 44MPH winds

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DJI Air 2S drone sample gallery

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Raven remote flash control and camera trigger supports multiple flash brands

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Firmware Update for All Nikon Z Cameras – And Our Wishlist Gets Smaller

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Colorcinch is a powerful, free-to-use browser-based photo editor

Colorcinch is a powerful, free-to-use browser-based photo editor Web browsers have become increasingly capable. This is evidenced by Colorcinch, a browser-based photo editor. Colorcinch, formerly known as Cartoonize, includes essential photo editing tools, text editing, layers (with blend modes), effects and filters, stock photo access and more. Better yet, you can use Colorcinch for free, although some features require a premium subscription. Using Colorcinch is as simple as visiting the website and uploading an image. Once your image has been uploaded, you are treated to a simple, straightforward user interface. Along the left side of the browser window...

Apple’s new M1-powered iPad Pros have Thunderbolt, 5G and a ‘Liquid Retina XDR display’ for the 12.9″ model

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Apple announces new 24″ M1-powered iMacs in an array of bright new colors

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Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM

Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Sony has just announced the impressively small FE 14mm F1.8 GM. The design philosophy behind the lens is simple: offer a super wide field-of-view, a bright aperture, achieve high sharpness across the frame and all-round optical quality at its maximum aperture, and offer it all in a compact and lightweight package. Yes, that makes it sound like it could be the ideal design philosophy for any lens (just swap out ‘super wide’ for your desired field of view) so, jokes aside, does this Sony deliver? So far, it looks promising. Read on to learn...

DPReview TV: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM review

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Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM sample gallery

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Sony introduces compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM ultra-wide lens

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Nikon releases firmware updates for all six of its Z series mirrorless cameras

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Charles ‘Chuck’ Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and inventor of the PDF, dies at 81

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Gudsen updates Moza Slypod Pro electric monopod arm with longer reach, better battery

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Hasselblad offers 12 medium format cameras as prizes for its 2021 Masters competition

Hasselblad offers 12 medium format cameras as prizes for its 2021 Masters competition Hasselblad Masters Fashion/Beauty winner 2016 Roy Rossovich Medium format manufacturer Hasselblad has opened its bi-annual Masters competition for entries, using 12 of its mirrorless cameras to tempt photographers to enter their best images. The main part of the contest is open only to professional photographers with three years under their belt in the industry, but the Project//21 category allows any photographer of 21 years or under to enter whether amateur or professional. Entry is free, and pictures don’t need to be shot on a Hasselblad camera either, as those made with any brand or...

Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR

Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR Fujifilm’s latest lens, the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR, is a weather-sealed fast-aperture prime lens for the company’s X-mount interchangeable lens cameras. Offering a field-of-view equivalent to 27mm on a full-frame camera, the XF 18mm F1.4 makes for a great walkaround lens for all types of photography, from landscape to street. Follow along with us for a quick tour of how the lens handles and shoots.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR review

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR review Published Apr 15, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR provides a 27mm-equivalent focal length for Fujifilm’s X-mount cameras. Find out why Chris and Jordan like this fast, sharp and lightweight 18mm lens. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample images from this episode Gear in this story DxO has just released PureRaw, a simple, standalone program that can automatically apply its high-quality lens corrections and impressive noise-reduction algorithms to your Raw files, and then pass those Raw files...

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR pre-production sample gallery

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR pre-production sample gallery Published Apr 15, 2021 | dpreview staff We’ve been shooting for a few days with a pre-production copy of Fujifilm’s new XF 18mm F1.4 R WR lens, which offers a 27mm full-frame equivalent field of view, and optically, we’re impressed. It offers excellent sharpness wide open, minimal distortion, and good control of flaring and aberrations; The sunstars at F16 are quite nice, too. Additionally, this 18mm is fast-to-focus (it uses linear AF motor), weather-sealed, and reasonably compact and lightweight. In short, for $1,000, it’s a tempting little prime lens. Check out our...

Fujifilm announces XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR prime lens

Fujifilm announces XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR prime lens Published Apr 15, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm has introduced the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle prime lens, which is equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-mount body. This compact lens is surprisingly light given its fast maximum aperture, weighing in at 370 grams (13.1 ounces). The lens has a total of 15 elements (in 9 groups) and includes both aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass. The six-element focus group is driven by a ‘near-silent’ linear motor. The minimum focus distance of the 18mm F1.4 is 11cm (4.3″), with a maximum magnification of 0.15x. The...

Canon’s Series of Mirrorless Announcements

Canon’s Series of Mirrorless Announcements Canon has announced three new mirrorless lenses – a 400mm f/2.8, 600mm f/4, and 100mm f/2.8 macro – as well as the development of the EOS R3, a pro-grade mirrorless camera with a built-in battery grip and 30 FPS shooting. The macro lens and the R3 in particular have some unusual, promising features that we at Photography Life cannot wait to test! 400mm f/2.8 and 600mm f/4 The upcoming Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L The first two lenses in Canon’s set of announcements are supertelephoto beasts: a 400mm f/2.8L costing $12,000, and a 600mm f/4L costing $13,000 (the same prices as the EF mount versions...

Report: Samsung working with Olympus on implementing IBIS in upcoming smartphones

Report: Samsung working with Olympus on implementing IBIS in upcoming smartphones Seemingly, every phone manufacturer wants to partner up with an established, well-respected camera company. Around the smartphone industry, this is already seen with OnePlus and Hasselblad, Vivo and Zeiss, and Huawei and Leica. According to Sammobile, rumors suggest that Samsung is getting in on this trend by working with Olympus on upcoming Galaxy smartphones. Huawei has a partnership with Leica, as seen here with the P30 Pro smartphone. OnePlus works with Hasselblad. Vivo works with Zeiss. Is Samsung the next major player in the smartphone industry to team up with a camera brand? Reports...

DxO PureRaw review: Impressive noise and lens processing for any editing app

DxO PureRaw review: Impressive noise and lens processing for any editing app Introduction For years now, DxO Labs’ Optics Pro and PhotoLab products have impressed photographers with their automatic lens corrections. And more recently their CPU-intensive PRIME / DeepPRIME noise reduction technology has also garnered plenty of praise, as we saw in our recent DxO PhotoLab 4 review. Yet while DxO has earned more than a few plaudits and built a devoted following for its software, it has never gained quite the mass-market appeal of rival Adobe. With PureRaw, it aims to address this with a new approach. DxO tells us that of the roughly 10 million photographers...

Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM DxO has just released PureRaw, a simple, standalone program that can automatically apply its high-quality lens corrections and impressive noise-reduction algorithms to your Raw files, and then pass those Raw files off to your favorite editing app. We’re pretty impressed by it – find out why in our review.

Sony’s Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III introduce variable optical zoom and 4K 120Hz OLED

Sony’s Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III introduce variable optical zoom and 4K 120Hz OLED Sony has just announced the Xperia 1 Mark III, its flagship smartphone with camera technologies borrowed from its Alpha line of cameras, as well as display, cinema and audio capabilities built from the know-how of the broad divisions within Sony Electronics. The ‘zoom’ allows the Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III smartphones to optically achieve both 70 and 105mm equivalent focal lengths with its single telephoto module (with F2.3 and F2.8 apertures, respectively). The main (24mm) and wide (16mm) modules remain the same as that seen in the Xperia Pro and Xperia 1 Mark II, and Sony has...

Canon EOS R3: What do we know, and what can it tell us about a future ‘EOS-R1’?

Canon EOS R3: What do we know, and what can it tell us about a future ‘EOS-R1’? The EOS R3 clearly inherits aspects of Canon’s EOS-1D series of cameras, but what else can we learn from what Canon has told us? Canon has just announced the development of what will be the highest-spec RF-mount camera yet, the EOS R3. The few details that have been released point towards a very interesting camera, but also something else; something even more capable, coming in the future. So although Canon hasn’t given away a lot away in this announcement, it’s provided enough lines for us to read between them. The name: The most obvious implication of the R3 announcement...

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Canon EOS R3 announcement

DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Canon EOS R3 announcement Published Apr 14, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Canon just pulled back the curtain on a major new camera, coming (we assume) later this year. The EOS R3 will sit above the R5 in the RF lineup, and will offer professional-grade build quality and a newly-developed Canon stacked CMOS sensor. In today’s episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan answer the question everyone is asking: what do they think about Canon’s EOS R3 development announcement? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story The Fujifilm Fujinon XF...

New Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lets you adjust bokeh on-the-fly

New Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lets you adjust bokeh on-the-fly Published Apr 14, 2021 | dpreview staff Canon’s new RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lens is the company’s first RF-mount lens designed for close-up photography. Its minimum focus distance is 26cm (10″), giving a maximum magnification of 1.4X. The lens’ image stabilization system switches to a ‘hybrid’ mode when focus distances are short, which activates shift (horizontal and vertical translation) reduction on top of the standard angular shake reduction. During regular shooting, the IS system reduces shake by up to 5 stops on its own and by up to 8 stops when...

Canon announces 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L RF-mount lenses

Canon announces 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L RF-mount lenses Published Apr 14, 2021 | dpreview staff Canon has announced two new telephoto prime lenses for the RF mount. The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and 600mm F4L IS USM have the same optical makeup as their EF-mount equivalents, with 17 elements in 13 groups, including one Super UD and two fluorite special elements, along with Super Spectra and Air Sphere coatings. Canon claims that the optical I.S. systems reduce camera shake by up to 5.5 stops regardless of which RF-mount body you’re using. The minimum focus distance on the 400mm F2.8 is 2.5m (8.2 ft) and 4.2m (13.8 ft) on the 600mm F4. The...

Canon EOS R3 development announced: high-end full-frame mirrorless

Canon EOS R3 development announced: high-end full-frame mirrorless Canon has revealed the first details of its high-end EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The R3 has a dual-grip design and will be able to shoot at up to 30 frames per second with full AF, but isn’t branded as a successor to the EOS-1D series of pro sports DSLRs. Relatively small details have been disclosed, but Canon says that the R3 will be built around a Stacked CMOS sensor: a first for the company. The sensor will continue Canon’s Dual Pixel AF design and will be designed and manufactured by Canon. The speed of this chip provides the potential for fast burst shooting and...

15 Tips for Photographing the Ocean

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 you even get started taking seascape pictures, it’s...

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

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

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 playback and faster exports when compared to...

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

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 of our other informal testing with real-world...

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

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 mount version weighs 458g, while the Sony E mount...

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

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 focus). Vignetting is also a little strong if you...

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

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 Display XDR displays 99% of the P3 wide color gamut,...

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

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 back of the drone. Specifically, the data gathered...

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

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 shutter speeds between 60 seconds and 1/8000th of a...

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

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 biggest challenge faced by OM Digital Solutions...

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

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 impressions, it is a significant cut above the older,...

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

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 Guide by Spencer. Table of Contents Where to...

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

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. There’s no weather-sealing, but the build...

DPReview TV: Panasonic S1 vs S1H, 2021 edition

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 firmware by the end of 2020 that will bring the...

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

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.’ Considering how new the lens was at the time and how...

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

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 is quite the lens. You can purchase a used version...

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

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 minimum focusing distance of 19cm (7.48″), uses...

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

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Hiking and Camping Tips from a Landscape Photographer

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 and camping tips along the way. That’s why I’m...

Player One Astronomy releases five specialized astrophotography planetary cameras

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 photograph specific planets and accordingly have...

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

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 an eight-step volume rocker for adjusting the...

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

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 close also means it’s better-suited to...

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

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 Samsung in second place. However, Sony did lose...

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

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 dots in the original models. Sony notes in the the...

Video: Major League Baseball batter shatters camera lens with a foul ball

Video: Major League Baseball batter shatters camera lens with a foul ball Tyler O’Neill, a professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB), gave camera operators a bit of a headache when he shattered a camera lens with a foul ball he hit against Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara in yesterday’s game. BREAKING: broken pic.twitter.com/rcuNEbzytG — Miami Marlins (@Marlins) April 6, 2021 On a 0–1 pitch in the top of the second inning, Alcantara delivered a 90mph (145kph) change-up that O’Neill fouled right into a camera behind home plate. Based on the broadcast footage, it appears as though he shattered the front elements of a Fujinon WCV-L85...

Backblaze reveals hard drive models with lowest failure rates in 2020

Backblaze reveals hard drive models with lowest failure rates in 2020 Cloud-based backup company Backblaze has published its full-year 2020 hard drive stats, revealing just how many hard drives in its data centers have failed over the past calendar year. According to Backblaze’s data, the company added 39,792 hard drives to its collection 2020, bringing the total to 165,530 drives. Of those, 3,000 were boot drives, while the remaining 162,530 were data drives. Backblaze excluded 231 of its data drives from its data, as they ‘were either used for testing or [Backblaze] did not have at least 60 drives of the same model at any time during the year.’ This means...

If you shoot Log on the Canon EOS R5, you should shoot C-Log3. Here’s why.

If you shoot Log on the Canon EOS R5, you should shoot C-Log3. Here’s why. From somewhat inauspicious beginnings, firmware updates are turning the EOS R5 into an increasingly capable video camera With its latest firmware, the Canon EOS R5 gains the Canon Log 3 profile for video. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at C-Log3 and how it differs from the existing C-Log profile. In doing so, we hope to make clear why cameras sometimes offer multiple Log profiles, to help you decide which one to use. Why Log? To understand why cameras have different Log profiles, it’s worth going back to basics to explain why videographers shoot Log at all. In stills...

DPReview TV: Canon R5 firmware update 1.3 review

DPReview TV: Canon R5 firmware update 1.3 review Published Apr 7, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] We review Canon’s latest firmware update for the EOS R5. Find out what Jordan thinks of the new C-Log 3 gamma profile, see how the HD/120p footage looks, and learn about the new Raw lite video codec. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story After two rounds of voting, DPReview readers have decided on their favorite product (and runners-up) of 2020. Find out which cameras and lenses topped the list! For the past few weeks, our readers have been voting on their favorite...

Watch as filmmaker Sam Nuttman shoots with the DJI Pocket 2 in Hawaii

Watch as filmmaker Sam Nuttman shoots with the DJI Pocket 2 in Hawaii Published Apr 7, 2021 | This is sponsored content, made possible with the support of Amazon and DJI [embedded content] The DJI Pocket 2 is a stabilized, super-compact handheld video and stills camera designed for recording all of life’s adventures, wherever they take you. Perfect for travel vlogging, the Pocket 2 can also be used underwater at depths up to 60m (~200 ft) with its dedicated underwater case. In this video, join filmmaker Sam Nuttman as he tries out DJI’s super-compact, super-powerful Pocket 2 handheld gimbal in Hawaii, both above and below the waves. This is...

Hands-on with the new retro-chic Fujifilm Instax Mini 40

Hands-on with the new retro-chic Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 We just got our hands on Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini 40 model, a stylish and easy-to-use instant camera that uses the company’s most popular Instax film format: Mini. Feature and spec-wise, this new model is identical to the Instax Mini 11 that launched just last year; read our full Instax Mini 11 review to learn more. But the Mini 40 is undoubtedly cooler and more retro-chic than its curvy cousin. But that cool factor comes at a slightly higher cost. Let’s take a closer look at this new...

Fujifilm introduces stylish Instax Mini 40 instant camera

Fujifilm introduces stylish Instax Mini 40 instant camera Published Apr 7, 2021 | dpreview staff Fujifilm has introduced the retro-styled Instax Mini 40, its latest instant camera. The Mini 40 is essentially the Mini 11 in a different body, which means that you’re getting a 35mm equivalent lens, auto-exposure, a built-in flash and selfie mirror. The Mini 40 is priced at $100 and will be available by the end of April. Alongside the Instax Mini 40 is a new film: Contact Sheet, pictured above. A 10-pack of film will set you back $15. Press release FUJIFILM Introduces INSTAX MINI 40 ™ Instant Camera and New INSTAX MINI Instant Film Variety...

Venus Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5× Ultra Macro Lens Review

Venus Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5× Ultra Macro Lens Review Pew, pew, pew! Venus Optics makes some of the most unusual lenses on the market today, including the one I’m reviewing today: a 25mm f/2.8 macro lens that goes from 2.5 to 5× magnification. Unusual is a good thing in this case, because very few other lenses (particularly for Nikon) can go beyond 1:1 magnification, let alone all the way to 5×. This is a macro-only lens. The farthest that the Laowa can focus is about two inches in front of the lens – specifically, 4.5 cm of working distance – so don’t buy it unless high magnification macro photography is your goal (just like the Canon MP-E...

This 3D-printed lens lets you create ‘wigglegrams’

This 3D-printed lens lets you create ‘wigglegrams’ Designer and maker George Moua has built a bespoke 3D-printed 3D stereoscopic ‘wiggle lens’ for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras and APS-C Fujifilm X mount cameras. The 3D-printed lens allows compatible cameras to shoot stereoscopic wiggle photography. Essentially, by combining multiple frames shot with the lens, you can create a motion picture that appears to be 3D. Moua’s stereoscopic wiggle lens incorporates a trio of 30mm lens to project three images with slightly different perspectives across the image sensor. The wiggle lens creates a parallax shift in between each...

Slideshow: 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year finalists

Slideshow: 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year finalists Recently, finalists were announced for the 6th annual Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) competition. Over 22,000 images were submitted from 73 countries. Finalists are competing for a £5,000 cash prize. ‘This year we saw an incredible 22,000 entries into the competition, with images coming in from all over the world,’ said Will Nicholls, wildlife cameraman and Director at Bird Photographer of the Year. ‘The standard of photography was incredibly high, and the diversity in different species was great to see. Now the judges are going to have a tough time deciding the...

A filmmaker melted his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone to get these incredible shots of an active volcano

A filmmaker melted his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone to get these incredible shots of an active volcano [embedded content] Last month, we shared a video that showed pilot Bjorn Steinbekk flying a DJI FPV drone over the Fagradalsfjall volcano, located near Reykjavik, Iceland. Now, we’re back with a new video from professional photographer and filmmaker Stefan Forster, who pushed his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone a little too far as he hovered over the same active volcano to get incredible shots for his four-minute video. A screenshot from the above video showing the volcano in action. After first hearing about the volcano, which erupted into life after thousands of earthquakes shook the peninsula of...

Videos: Learn photography by playing video games

Videos: Learn photography by playing video games Can video games help teach you photography skills? Texas-based photographer Mir-or-Image believes they can. In his ongoing video series, ‘Photo Mode Perspective,’ Mir plays popular video games and uses their built-in photo modes to help viewers learn the basics of photography, including principles of composition, how shutter speed and aperture impact the look and feel of an image, and more. Mir loves video games and photography. With his educational video series, he combines these two passions in a distinct and educational way. Photo modes in video games have become increasingly...

Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality

Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality 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 on the market, encouraging you to keep it around wherever you go. 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....

Hubble scientists revisit an incredible image of Veil Nebula, showing off new details

Hubble scientists revisit an incredible image of Veil Nebula, showing off new details In 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the Veil Nebula. NASA has revisited this image and applied new processing techniques, bringing out even finer details of the nebula. NASA, ESA/Hubble and Z. Levay have been able to bring out additional details in the ionized gas that makes up the threads and filaments of the nebula. Observations taken by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument using five different filters were combined with new post-processing methods to create the new image. You can see enhanced details of emissions from doubly ionized oxygen (seen in the image...

MyHeritage adds ten new ‘special animations to its AI-powered Deep Nostalgia tool

MyHeritage adds ten new ‘special animations to its AI-powered Deep Nostalgia tool Last month, we featured Deep Nostalgia, an AI-powered tool from genealogy platform MyHeritage that reanimats photos to bring portraits to life. Today, My Heritage has announced an update to Deep Nostalgia that adds ten new ‘special animations’ that include new gestures and expressions to the animated portraits. Since its release five weeks ago, MyHeritage says Deep Nostalgia has created over 72 million animations. These ten new animations double the number of animations to choose from and include a wider range than the first ten available when Deep Nostalgia first launched. Below is a list...

CIPA’s February data shows 2021 is shaping up to be a year of stabilization for the camera industry

CIPA’s February data shows 2021 is shaping up to be a year of stabilization for the camera industry The Camera and Imaging Products Association, more commonly referred to as CIPA, has revealed its February data for global camera production and shipments, showing the camera industry might finally be seeing some semblance of stability after a rough few years. Both Canon and Sigma have suggested recently that both companies expect the camera industry to stabilize in 2021. Canon’s statement came in the form of its full-year 2020 financial results presentation, while Sigma’s statement came directly from Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, who said in a recent interview that he expects the camera market...

The new nifty fifty: Canon RF 50mm F1.8 sample gallery

The new nifty fifty: Canon RF 50mm F1.8 sample gallery The Canon RF 50mm F1.8 is a true reincarnation of the so-called ‘nifty fifties’ of DSLR yore. Coming in at just under $200 USD, it’s an affordable way to get into fast-aperture shooting. We’ve taken it for a spin on Canon’s EOS R5, R6 and original R to give you a sense of whether this lens is the right pick for you and your camera bag – take a look. View our Canon RF 50mm F1.8 sample gallery Gear in this story In our latest software shootout, we pit Adobe’s Camera Raw against Capture One Express Fujifilm, included for free with every Fujifilm camera. Can...

Samyang teaser suggests two new astrophotography prime lenses will be released later this month

Samyang teaser suggests two new astrophotography prime lenses will be released later this month Samyang, also known as Rokinon or Bower depending on the retailer, has posted a teaser on its Facebook page for two upcoming lenses — a full-frame lens and an APS-C lens — which appear to have been designed specifically with astrophotography in mind. Samyang doesn’t reveal the focal length or aperture for either lens, nor whether these are manual lenses or autofocus lenses, but both lenses are relatively compact primes based on their respective silhouettes. Samyang says the lenses will be ‘Masterpiece[s] for Astrophotography,’ with night sky photos (presumably captured with the respective...

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Capture One Express Fujifilm: A worthy free contender

Adobe Camera Raw vs. Capture One Express Fujifilm: A worthy free contender Introduction Over the past few months, I’ve been comparing the editing tools provided for free with your digital camera purchase with the 800-pound, subscription-ware gorilla in the room, Adobe Camera Raw, to see if it’s really necessary to pay for software when you’re on a tight budget. So far I’ve looked at Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sony, and in this article it’s time to turn my attention to Fujifilm. Capture One 21 Express Fujifilm build 14.1’s user interface. Fujifilm’s customers have several different choices of software available with the...

How to Set Up and Empty Scratch Disks In Adobe Photoshop

How to Set Up and Empty Scratch Disks In Adobe Photoshop If you are an Adobe Photoshop user and you regularly work on large files, you are running Photoshop on an older or slower computer, or you just want to make sure that you are running Photoshop with maximum performance, then understanding scratch disks is important. Maybe you’ve even received a “Scratch Disk Full” error and you aren’t sure what that means or what to do about it. Today we’re going to look at scratch disks in Adobe Photoshop. We will learn what they are, how to set them up for the best performance, and how to empty them and deal with that pesky error message. Table of Contents...

DPReview TV: In search of porcupines with the Fujifilm GFX 100S

DPReview TV: In search of porcupines with the Fujifilm GFX 100S Published Apr 3, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Now that Chris is out of quarantine and the team has access to a full-production camera, the DPRTV team have been revisiting the Fujifilm GFX 100S. In this video, they take the GFX 100S up into the deceptively named Porcupine Hills of Alberta. Did they find any porcupines? Watch the video to find out. (But no, they didn’t). Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample images from this episode Gear in this story With its competitive price-tag and compact form-factor, the Fujifilm GFX 100S...

Fujifilm GFX 100S sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Fujifilm GFX 100S sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Apr 3, 2021 | dpreview staff Chris and Jordan just wrapped up their final review of the Fujifilm GFX 100S for DPReview TV. Check out the photos they shot along the way to see how much detail 100MP delivers. View the Fujifilm GFX 100S sample gallery Gear in this story This week we sat down (virtually) with senior executives of Fujifilm to learn more about the development of the new GFX 100S, plans for future lenses and what kind of a company they want Fujifilm to be. In this video, DPReview’s Reviews Editor Carey Rose gives you a closer look into three things about the GFX...

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