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Sony Semiconductor reveals new 20MP Stacked CMOS ready for Micro Four Thirds

Sony Semiconductor reveals new 20MP Stacked CMOS ready for Micro Four Thirds Sony Semiconductor has published technical specs of the IMX472, a Four Thirds format Stacked CMOS sensor that can be read-out at full bit-depth at up to 120 fps. The super-fast readout of Stacked CMOS sensors is key to fast shooting and fast autofocus, as well as video capabilities in the latest high-end cameras. The 21.77mm diagonal (4/3″-type) sensor would seem to be perfectly suited to underpinning range-topping cameras in the Micro Four Thirds system. Perhaps not coincidentally, OM Digital Solutions (maker of Olympus-branded cameras) and Panasonic are both likely to have new...

DxO’s new PhotoLab 5 and FilmPack 6 get Fujifilm X-Trans support, performance boosts and more

DxO’s new PhotoLab 5 and FilmPack 6 get Fujifilm X-Trans support, performance boosts and more DxO has announced the latest versions of DxO PhotoLab and DxO FilmPack. DxO PhotoLab 5 features improved Control Point functionality and new ways to adjust images, more efficient DeepPRIME implementation, improved asset management tools, and for the first time, Fujifilm X-Trans support. DxO FilmPack 6 includes X-Trans support, plus a new ‘Time Machine’ feature, new film stocks, and improved handling of H/S/L adjustments. DxO PhotoLab 5 DxO’s U Point technology underwent significant improvement in this year’s release of the Nik Collection by DxO. These same...

DJI announces the Ronin 4D, the world’s first 4-axis cinema camera with 8K/75p recording, Raw capture, LiDAR AF and more

DJI announces the Ronin 4D, the world’s first 4-axis cinema camera with 8K/75p recording, Raw capture, LiDAR AF and more [embedded content] DJI has kicked off its string of announcements with the Ronin 4D, a new—and arguably revolutionary—cinema camera system that combines a cinema camera with four-axis image stabilization, LiDAR focusing and wireless transmission to create the ultimate all-in-one shooting experience. The DJI Ronin 4D attempts to create an ‘integrated cinematography solution,’ in DJI’s own words. At the heart of the Ronin 4D is CineCore 3.0, a proprietary chipset DJI is calling ‘its most powerful cinematic imaging platform to date.’ According to DJI, this system can capture internal 8K Raw...

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN: hands-on with the lens that wants to replace your kit zoom

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN: hands-on with the lens that wants to replace your kit zoom The Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | C is the latest addition to Sigma’s ‘Contemporary’ range of affordable lenses. The ‘DN’ in the name stands for ‘Digital Native’ and denotes that it’s designed for mirrorless cameras while the ‘DC’ indicates that it covers and APS-C sensor. The 18-50mm focal length range is equivalent to 27-75mm in full-frame terms, making it a useful, fast standard zoom. It will be available for the Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L mount but it’s the E-mount version we’re most interested in, since there are so many...

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Oct 20, 2021 | dpreview staff In his review of the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN, DPReview TV’s Chris Niccolls praises the lens for its compact size and impressive performance. Check out this gallery to see full resolution sample images from his review. If you missed it you can watch it here. View the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 gallery from DPReview TV Gear in this story Nik Silver Efex Pro 3, one of the standout components of Nik Collection 4, is a black-and-white conversion tool that goes far further than the grayscale or black-and-white tools built into all-in-one photo apps. For some...

Nikon Z9 Teaser #3: Eye AF, Motorcycle AF, Car AF and 20 fps continuous shooting

Nikon Z9 Teaser #3: Eye AF, Motorcycle AF, Car AF and 20 fps continuous shooting [embedded content] Nikon has released its third—of four—teasers for its upcoming Z9 mirrorless camera system. In this latest teaser, Nikon shows off the sports-oriented autofocus and hints at the frame rate of what will be Nikon’s flagship full-frame mirrorless camera system. The video comes in at just 28 seconds and unlike the previous videos, wherein Nikon showed off the body of the camera, this new teaser focuses, quite literally, on the various AF modes this camera will offer. In addition to an Eye AF mode, which appears to have little problem keeping up with athletes as they’re running...

Slideshow: The incredible images that won the 2021 Epson International Pano Awards

Slideshow: The incredible images that won the 2021 Epson International Pano Awards Today, the Epson International Pano Award winners were announced for the 2021 competition. 5,378 entries from 1,245 professional and amateur photographers in 97 countries were submitted this year, an impressive feat given the worldwide pandemic. Joshua Hermann was the Overall Winner with his images of the swamps and marshlands in Louisiana, USA. Daniel Trippolt won the Amateur category for a variety of landscape images. ‘I discovered my passion for photography when I was 12 years old when my father gave me my first camera. Every free second of my free time was used to take photos of...

Google pushes computational photography into the future with its new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

Google pushes computational photography into the future with its new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro smartphones [embedded content] Today, Google unveiled its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. In addition to a new custom-chipset and other hardware improvements, Google has added an array of AI-powered photo features that make the most of the two- and three-camera systems inside the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, respectively. Before getting into the new photo features though, let’s take a look at the camera hardware inside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The wide camera module inside both devices uses a 50MP 1/1.31” sensor (1.2µm pixels) and offers a 26mm full-frame equivalent focal length with an...

You can now pre-order the new Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar Leica M-mount lens for $799

You can now pre-order the new Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar Leica M-mount lens for $799 Cosina’s new Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar lens for M mount camera systems is now available to pre-order. The fully manual lens uses an apochromatic optical design, which Cosina claims ‘makes axial chromatic aberration as close to zero as possible.’ It’s constructed of seven elements in seven groups, five of which use Abnormal Partial Dispersion (APD) glass. Cosina claims these elements ‘make images rich, three dimensional in character, and extremely sharp.’ The lens is made entirely of metal, uses a ten-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture rang of F2.8 through F22 and has a 90cm...

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN sample gallery

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN sample gallery We put the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 on a Sony a6600 and took it around to some of our favorite Seattle photo spots. Check out our sample gallery to see if this fast, compact lens can deliver the goods. Click here to see our Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 sample gallery Gear in this story Nik Silver Efex Pro 3, one of the standout components of Nik Collection 4, is a black-and-white conversion tool that goes far further than the grayscale or black-and-white tools built into all-in-one photo apps. For some users, this app alone might be worth the cost of the whole collection – find out for yourself in our...

DPReview TV: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN review

DPReview TV: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN review Published Oct 19, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Chris loves the tiny size and fast speed of the new Sigma 18-50mm F2.8, but it’s not without some compromise. Find out where this lens excels – and where it falls short – in our DPReview TV review. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample gallery from this episode Gear in this story Nik Silver Efex Pro 3, one of the standout components of Nik Collection 4, is a black-and-white conversion tool that goes far further than the grayscale or black-and-white tools built into all-in-one...

Sigma launches 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN for E- and L-mounts

Sigma launches 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN for E- and L-mounts Sigma has announced the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN zoom, as part of its Contemporary series of affordable lenses. The APS-C lens offers a fast upgrade from the standard kit zooms and will be available for the Sony E and Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L-mount. It offers a 27-75mm equivalent field of view on an APS-C body, making it a flexible replacement for the kit zoom bundled with most cameras. It’s an impressively compact lens, measuring just 75mm (2.9″) at its 18mm setting, meaning it doesn’t need to be extended before it can be used. Despite its small size, the Sigma uses a design with...

Mastering Focus Stacking for Stunning Macro Shots

Mastering Focus Stacking for Stunning Macro Shots Macro photography is about capturing the smaller world around you. A little adjustment to the aperture and there you are, zooming into the subject to reveal its inherent brilliance. The popularity of macro photography is growing exponentially, thanks to the popular concept of Focus Stacking. Beginners reading this must be wondering what this is all about – and in this article, we will guide you through the ins and outs of what’s involved! Read, learn, and we’re sure you will be all excited to implement this beautiful concept in your photography! Table of Contents What is Focus Stacking?...

Canon shows first footage from its unusual RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens

Canon shows first footage from its unusual RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens Earlier this month, Canon announced an unusual addition to its RF lens lineup, the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens. It’s the world’s first digital interchangeable lens that captures stereoscopic 180° images onto a single image sensor for processing in virtual reality (VR) software. When the lens was announced, we saw its design, but Canon didn’t publish any images or video recorded using the new VR-centric optic. However, Canon Japan has since published 4K VR footage, which can be seen below. You can use the controller in the top left corner to move around the...

Apple’s graphics and video upgrades make the new MacBook Pros the Macs photographers have been asking for

Apple’s graphics and video upgrades make the new MacBook Pros the Macs photographers have been asking for Apple, today, announced its new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models, which bring a substantial redesign, improved hardware and new Apple silicon in the form of its new M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. Some of the more welcomed additions for photographers and videographers include new Liquid Retina XDR displays, the addition of an SD card slot and HDMI port, and the absence of the Touchbar, which is now replaced with Apple’s standard function key array. The new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models can be configured exactly the same way, with Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max...

Sony teases the Sony a7 IV, confirms October 21 announcement

Sony teases the Sony a7 IV, confirms October 21 announcement [embedded content] Sony has announced the forthcoming premiere for a new Alpha camera set to debut in just three days, at 10am EDT / 15:00 BST / 22:00 SGT on October 21. As tends to be the case with many of these YouTube premiere teasers, Sony doesn’t reveal any details about the camera in the video’s description or in the placeholder image. That is, aside from the confirmation it will be a Sony Alpha camera system and its announcement date. However, if you look a little deeper and pull the metadata tags from the video, which YouTube uses for its integrated search engine, we get the...

Software review: Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 gives the look of black and white film without the fuss

Software review: Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 gives the look of black and white film without the fuss A few months ago we found a lot to like in the latest iteration of the Nik Collection, a suite of eight image processing tools initially developed by Nik Software and these days owned by French software company DxO. At the time, we looked at the overall suite with a focus on what was new. For this review, though, we’d like to take a closer look at just one of the suite’s most useful components, Silver Efex Pro 3. Jump to: Introduction | What’s new | Interface | Conclusion Introduction Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 is a black-and-white conversion tool that goes far further than the...

Rotolight’s new NEO, AEOS RBGWW flashes output 16.7 million colors

Rotolight’s new NEO, AEOS RBGWW flashes output 16.7 million colors [embedded content] Lighting manufacturer Rotolight has announced updates to its NEO and AEOS ranges of continuous/flash lighting units that add RGBWW LEDs and touch screen controls. The NEO 3 and AEOS 2 lights use five-color LEDs to offer a mass of cutom color options as well as a collection of 2500 pre-programmed filtration effects. Both units now have a color range of 3000-10,000 Kelvin, while the NEO 3 more than doubles its maximum output from the 1652 lux of the NEO 2 to 4541 lux. Rotolight claims this makes the NEO 3 the most powerful on-camera LED available. The AEOS 2 can manage 9230...

Building a Photo and Video Editing PC, Part 1: CPU and Motherboard

Building a Photo and Video Editing PC, Part 1: CPU and Motherboard The CPU and motherboard are the beating heart of your PC build, and picking the right combo is key to building an awesome photo and video editing PCSource: Pixabay, CC0 Building your own PC is the best way to get maximum photo- and video-editing performance for minimal spend, but the idea of putting together such a complex piece of tech scares most would-be builders away from even trying. Fortunately, it’s not as scary as it seems, and to prove it, we’re going to teach you how to build your own creator PC while simultaneously building one ourselves! We’ve partnered with...

iPhone 13 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV)

iPhone 13 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Oct 17, 2021 | dpreview staff When Chris and Jordan reviewed the iPhone 13 Pro for DPReview TV they focused mostly on video. However, they took a lot of photos along the way. Check out this gallery they shot, which includes some ProRaw conversions using Capture One Pro. View the iPhone 13 Pro gallery from DPReview TV Gear in this story The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S is a worthy addition to the company’s lineup of high-end F2.8 zooms, offering great image quality in most every respect. Get all the details in our full review. What tripod can support a 600mm lens and still go on a...

MindShift Gear Filter Hive Mini Review

MindShift Gear Filter Hive Mini Review Traditional glass filters are useful tools for landscape photography, but you need to pack them carefully to avoid breaking or scratching them. Many of the filter cases I’ve tried before are heavy, bulky, and fairly expensive. Today, I’ll review the Filter Hive Mini from MindShift Gear, which aims to fix those issues. MindShift Gear’s Filter Hive Mini These days – no judgment – a lot of landscape photographers don’t carry around big filter kits and prefer to replicate everything in post-production (except probably a polarizer). For my own photography, I admit that I’ve had a set of NDs...

Budget PC Build for Photography Needs

Budget PC Build for Photography Needs When you’re building a PC for photo editing purposes, you may think it’s critical to go with a top-of-the-line configuration. After all, most photographers are using complex post-processing software like Photoshop and Lightroom that can benefit from a fast computer. But even though that’s true to a certain degree, there are a lot of misconceptions around what computer setup you need to run software like Photoshop. You probably don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a high-end gaming build with truckloads of features. In this article, let me demystify facts from myths so that you...

Some of the oldest American photographs were found in a workshop in New York

Some of the oldest American photographs were found in a workshop in New York You never know where or when significant historical artifacts will turn up. Some very early photographic portraits were recently found in an unheated shed on Long Island in New York. The found photographs may be some of the very first portraits captured in the United States. In 1839, the daguerreotype process was introduced by its namesake, Louis Daguerre, in France. It was the first publicly available and commercially viable photographic process. Although eventually replaced by more affordable, easier processes, many daguerreotypes were made in the 1840s and 1850s. In the US, the race was...

DPReview TV classics: The Sony a7 III review

DPReview TV classics: The Sony a7 III review Published Oct 16, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Chris and Jordan are taking a well deserved break, so we’re bringing you a classic rerun: DPReview TV episode #1. Take a trip in the wayback machine and watch our review of the Sony a7 III. Fun trivia: When shooting the opening sequence, Jordan didn’t warn his son that it was a setup. When you see Liam looking sad it’s because he thought his dad was really moving to Seattle and leaving them behind. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Read our a7 III review Gear in this...

You can now control the RØDE Wireless Go II system with your Android, iOS device

You can now control the RØDE Wireless Go II system with your Android, iOS device [embedded content] RØDE has made its Wireless Go II dual-channel microphone system even more capable and portable with a pair of updates. The first update is a new RØDE Central mobile app that makes it possible to fully customize and configure the wireless microphone system via a mobile device, while the second is new compatibility with the RØDE Connect desktop app, which enables you to use the system with podcasting or streaming software. Until now, the RØDE Wireless Go II system required a desktop computer to change various settings, including recording mode, adjusting the gain settings...

Analogue WonderLab is a new women-led film processing and scanning lab based in the UK

Analogue WonderLab is a new women-led film processing and scanning lab based in the UK United Kingdom-based online film retailer Analogue Wonderland has opened its new sustainability-focused lab, Analogue WonderLab. The lab, which accepts in-person drop-offs and mail-in orders, will process and scan various film emulsions for relatively affordable prices. Analogue Wonderland is an independent operation founded by Paul and Mary McKay, a son/mother partnership that ‘cares about their products, their customers, and their impact on the world.’ For this new endeavor, they brought onboard Marina Llopis, Founder of IFWEFILM Photography Workshop and a film photographer, who was...

Slideshow: 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners and finalists

Slideshow: 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners and finalists The winners and finalists for the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, put on by the Natural History Museum, were recently announced. Over 50,000 images were submitted from 95 countries. French underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta was declared the Overall Winner for his image of camouflage groupers gathering during mating season. ‘The image works on so many levels: it is surprising, energetic and intriguing, and has an otherworldly beauty. It also captures a magical moment – a truly explosive creation of life – leaving the tail end of the exodus of eggs...

A retrospective of the AP’s 175-year history showcases the progress in photography

A retrospective of the AP’s 175-year history showcases the progress in photography This year, the Associated Press (AP) is celebrating its 175th anniversary. To mark the occasion, it has a special anniversary website where it has published a series of blogs. The eight-part series looks back at AP’s storied past and the technology that has driven the AP for the last 175 years. In the seventh blog post, which covers the period of 1976-2000, there was significant innovation in news and photo delivery. AP writes, ‘Innovation in news and photo delivery were part of AP’s playbook and AP met those challenges time and again, most notably with the introduction of...

Samyang’s new 24-70mm F2.8 AF parfocal lens is available to purchase for ~$900, but only in Thailand (for now)

Samyang’s new 24-70mm F2.8 AF parfocal lens is available to purchase for ~$900, but only in Thailand (for now) Samyang, which is also sold under the Rokinon and Bower brand names, has released a 24–70mm F2.8 autofocus (AF) lens for Sony E mount camera systems. While the lens is available to purchase, it seems it’s limited only to one online retailer in Thailand at the moment. The lens is constructed of 17 elements in 14 groups, including two aspherical elements, three high-refractive elements, three extra-low dispersion elements and a single ‘HB’ element. One element also features Samyang’s UMB coating for reduced ghosting and flares. Other features inlcude a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an...

A closer look at Sony’s FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, the first ‘Mark II’ G Master lens

A closer look at Sony’s FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, the first ‘Mark II’ G Master lens Sony has just announced the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, an update to one of its first ‘G Master’ lenses. While the original was certainly well-built, handled well and was fast to autofocus, we weren’t so fond of some of its optical characteristics, and it looks like Sony has really gone all out to make sure this latest 70-200 is up to snuff. The outside of the lens comes with a few updates, but it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. All-new optics, coatings, focus motors and more add up to an impressive offering. Let’s dig in and check out not only...

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Oct 14, 2021 | dpreview staff Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV just reviewed the new Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II zoom lens. Check out some of the sample photos they shot for their review and judge image quality for yourself. If you missed their review you can watch it here. View the Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 sample gallery from DPReview TV Gear in this story The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S is a worthy addition to the company’s lineup of high-end F2.8 zooms, offering great image quality in most every respect. Get all the details in our full review. What tripod can support a 600mm lens...

Luna Display now lets you use your iPad as a wireless second screen on Windows

Luna Display now lets you use your iPad as a wireless second screen on Windows Astropad has announced Windows support for Luna Display 5.0, allowing people to use their iPad as a secondary wireless display for a Windows PC. Earlier this year, Astropad launched Project Blue. This allowed Windows users to mirror their desktop to an iPad or use the Apple tablet as a drawing pad. Luna Display 5.0 goes far beyond this, delivering full secondary display support for PC like Astropad has previously offered on macOS. Achieving Windows support in Luna Display 5.0 required a full redesign of Luna Display’s apps. Further, Astropad has added a new Luna Display HDMI unit. For...

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II sample gallery

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II sample gallery Published Oct 13, 2021 | dpreview staff Sony’s latest lens, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, brings all new optics to one of the core products in the company’s G Master line of premium lenses. We’ve had a chance to see how Sony’s latest 70-200mm F2.8 performs in a variety of situations with some sunny Fall weather around Seattle. Take a look and see how it performs for yourself. Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices. The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S is a worthy addition to the company’s lineup of...

DPReview TV: Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II review

DPReview TV: Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II review Published Oct 13, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM II promises to deliver pro-level performance that competes with the best zooms in its category. Can it deliver? Chris and Jordan tell us what we need to know in their hands-on review. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample photos from this episode The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S is a worthy addition to the company’s lineup of high-end F2.8 zooms, offering great image quality in most every respect. Get all the details in our full review. What tripod can support...

Sony releases totally redesigned FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II

Sony releases totally redesigned FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II Sony has announced the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, a redesigned replacement for one of the core pro-grade lenses in the E-mount lineup. The Mark II is built around two pairs of XD ‘Extreme Dynamic’ linear motors driving its two focus groups, rather than the mixture of linear motor and ring-type motor used in the older version. Sony promises focus is up to four times faster as a result. As before, the lens can move the two focus groups independently of one another, which helps it deliver a close-focus distance of 40cm (15.7″), less than half the 96cm (37.8“) offered by...

Nikon publishes second Z9 teaser, showing off the 8K video capabilities of its forthcoming mirrorless camera

Nikon publishes second Z9 teaser, showing off the 8K video capabilities of its forthcoming mirrorless camera [embedded content] Nikon has released the second teaser for its forthcoming Z9 mirrorless camera system. Unlike the first teaser, which showed off the unique dual-tilting display, this video doesn’t appear to confirm too many new details about the camera. The focus of this particular teaser is the Z9’s video capabilities, including its ability to record 8K video (7680  × 4320 pixels) at 30 frames per second (fps), a detail that was confirmed when the camera was first announced. It’s also shown that the camera can record above the standard 30 minute mark, with recording times extending over...

Fujifilm announces $150 Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer for larger instant prints on-the-go

Fujifilm announces $150 Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer for larger instant prints on-the-go Fujifilm has announced its new Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer. Link Wide, as it will be known, sits alongside Fujifilm’s original Mini Link and is the company’s first smartphone printer to use the larger-format Instax Wide instant film, which measures 62mm (2.4”) x 99mm (3.9”). The printer connects over Bluetooth to compatible Android and iOS devices via the Instax Link Wide App. Prints take roughly 12 seconds to expose and eject the instant film (though the brochure says they take 90 seconds to develop) and the onboard rechargeable battery is rated for up to 100 Instax prints per...

Nikon announces DX 18-140mm F3.5-6.3 VR for APS-C Z-mount

Nikon announces DX 18-140mm F3.5-6.3 VR for APS-C Z-mount Nikon has announced the Z DX 18-140mm F3.5-6.3 VR, the all-in-one standard-to-telephoto zoom listed on its Z-mount roadmap. The 7.8x zoom for APS-C cameras provides a flexible lens with greater reach for users of the Z50 and Z fc. The relatively complex optical formula is made up of 17 elements in 13 groups, including two aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements. Minimum focus distance ranges from 20cm (7.9″) at the wide end to 40cm (15.7″) at the long end, giving a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.33x. The lens’ VR system is rated as providing 5.0...

Sneak peek: Adobe Camera Raw is coming to Photoshop on the iPad

Sneak peek: Adobe Camera Raw is coming to Photoshop on the iPad Ahead of Adobe MAX 2021 later this month, Adobe has shared a sneak peek of an upcoming update to Photoshop on iPad. And it’s a big one. Adobe Camera Raw is coming to iPad, allowing photographers to import and open raw images on iPad, just as you can on Photoshop on desktop. Per Adobe, ‘From DNG to ProRAW, unlock the power of your camera on-the-go by making adjustments like exposure and noise in your raw files, then importing into your PSD as an ACR Smart Object – all in the iPad.’ You can see Ryan Dumlao, Senior Product Manager for Photoshop on the iPad, give a hands-on...

Apple confirms ‘Unleashed’ special event for October 18

Apple confirms ‘Unleashed’ special event for October 18 Apple has confirmed the date for its October ‘Unleashed’ special event, wherein it’s believed the Cupertino company will unveil new MacBook Pro computers with its latest M1X chipset. The event will be livestreamed at 10:00 am Pacific time (UTC -7) on October 18, 2021 via Apple.com, Apple’s YouTube Channel and the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices. The teaser material doesn’t offer much affordance on what to expect, but it’s been widely reported we can expect to see Apple’s next-generation silicon inside new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models. It’s also been...

The Four Seasons of the Little Egret

The Four Seasons of the Little Egret As an amateur bird photographer, I often asked myself what is so special in birds, and why many people are so attracted by them. The answers to these questions are not unique and likely involve subjective feelings and personal motivations. Some are simply attracted by the fact that birds are challenging and fascinating subjects. Others may enjoy spending some time outdoors in close contact with nature, regardless of the possibility of getting any shot at all. Still, others may think of birds as excellent subjects due to their behavior and plumage color. Plumage color is one of the most...

DJI teases 3 new products launches for October 20, October 27 and November 5, 2021

DJI teases 3 new products launches for October 20, October 27 and November 5, 2021 As if Sigma and Sony’s teasers weren’t enough today, DJI has also confirmed today that it will be announcing three new products over the next month. The product launches will take place one week apart from each another On October 20, October 27 and November 5. The teaser, embedded below, features the phrase ‘Good things come in threes,’ shows off three icons, each of which hints at what will be announced on their respective release dates. The October 20 date shows off a red record button, similar to that found on DJI’s line of Ronin gimbals. The October 27 date highlights a proprietary...

Sony teases a new Xperia product announcement set for October 26 livestream

Sony teases a new Xperia product announcement set for October 26 livestream Sony has confirmed it will be making a new Xperia-related product announcement via livestream on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Sony hasn’t shared any details regarding what we can expect from the announcement, but the teaser image suggests an emphasis on the photographic capabilities of the unannounced product, as the illustration seems to show off an abstracted design that bears resemblance to an optical element. Sony’s Xperia phone lineup has long been defined by its photographic and video capabilities, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, once again, the Japanese multinational...

Sigma set to release new products via livestream event on October 19, 2021

Sigma set to release new products via livestream event on October 19, 2021 [embedded content] Sigma has announced it will be holding a ‘New Products Presentation’ via a Sigma Stage Online event that is set to take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. As has historically been the case, Sigma doesn’t divulge any details regarding what to expect from the announcement, but the plural ‘products’ suggests more than one item will be revealed. The event will take place at JST 21:00 / CET 13:00 / EDT 08:00 and last ‘about 30 minutes,’ according to Sigma. You can bookmark the above video to watch the livestream as it happens a week from now. The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S is a...

Rokinon AF 35mm F1.8 product overview with Paper Crane Creative’s Desy Cheng

Rokinon AF 35mm F1.8 product overview with Paper Crane Creative’s Desy Cheng Published Oct 12, 2021 | Sponsored content, created with the support of Rokinon [embedded content] The Rokinon AF 35mm F1.8 is a compact, lightweight prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras. Available for Sony’s E-mount, it works equally well as a roughly 50mm equivalent lens on APS-C or as one of the most flexible focal lengths you can buy for full-frame. Desy Cheng looks at the detail and takes to the water to see what this well-sized, well-priced optic can do. Rokinon AF 35mm F1.8 FE sample gallery This is sponsored content, created with the support of Rokinon. What does this...

Ricoh GR IIIx vs Fujifilm X100V: which is the photographers’ compact king?

Ricoh GR IIIx vs Fujifilm X100V: which is the photographers’ compact king? We often see Ricoh’s 28mm equiv GR cameras discussed alongside Fujifilm’s X100 series models. The temptation is obvious: they’re two of the only large-sensor fixed lens cameras sold at anything approaching a mainstream price. But this ignores the fact that most photographers will have a strong preference for either the 28 or 35mm equivalent angle of view, and may be poorly served by one or other camera. This changes entirely with the launch of the Ricoh GR IIIx, a 40mm equiv version of the company’s storied photographers’ compact. With slightly wide-of-normal...

Pergear announces $89 10mm F5.6 fisheye lens for APS-C camera systems

Pergear announces $89 10mm F5.6 fisheye lens for APS-C camera systems [embedded content] Budget lens manufacturer Pergear has announced its new 10mm F5.6 Pancake Fisheye Lens for APS-C camera systems. The full-manual lens is constructed of six elements in four groups. Pergear doesn’t specify whether any specific optical elements are used, but does says the front element has a multi-layer coating ‘to suppress flare and ghosting.’ Other features include a 15cm (5.9″) minimum focusing distance, a built-in petal-shaped lens hood. The lens is constructed entirely of metal and measures in at 5cm (2″) in diameter, 3.2cm (1.26″) tall and weighs only...

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed rare blue ‘transient luminous event’ from the ISS

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed rare blue ‘transient luminous event’ from the ISS Lead image credit: Thomas Pesquet / ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The view from about 400km (250 mi) affords Pesquet and other astronauts a stunning view of space and Earth. Pesquet also gets to witness interesting atmospheric phenomena, including a recent rare blue ‘transient luminous event’ over Europe. While photographing a timelapse, Pesquet captured a single frame showing upper-atmospheric lightning. Science Alert wrote about Pesquet’s image and described the event as a ‘lightning-like phenomenon...

Video: First-ever look at crystals forming in real-time at atomic resolution

Video: First-ever look at crystals forming in real-time at atomic resolution Researchers at the University of Tokyo have combined novel techniques to record the first-ever atomic resolution video of salt crystals as they form in real-time. The team used the novel technique of atomic-resolution real-time video recording and the similarly novel technique of conical carbon nanotube confinement to achieve this impressive feat. Before diving in, it’s important to give context. Salt crystals, like other crystals such as snowflakes and diamonds, comprise repetitive arrangements of molecules. While crystals can take many different forms, something they all have in...

Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S field review

Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S field review Introduction Nikon’s Nikkor Z 14-24mm F2.8 S is a bright wide-angle zoom lens for the company’s Z-mount mirrorless cameras. With a focal range of 14-24mm on full-frame bodies or 21-36mm on APS-C bodies, it’s a great walkaround lens for landscapes and cityscapes alike. It’s also an interesting option for astrophotographers, and performs equally well as a wide-angle video lens. Available since November 2020, list pricing is set at $2399.95. All images edited in Adobe Camera Raw 12.4 unless otherwise noted, with adjustments limited to white balance, exposure, highlights,...

Hands-on with the Ricoh GR IIIx

Hands-on with the Ricoh GR IIIx Ricoh recently released the GR IIIx, a truly pocketable compact camera with a large, APS-C sized sensor, in-body stabilization and a 40mm full-frame equivalent F2.8 lens. For fans of the GR series, the GR IIIx will be immediately familiar in every way except for that lens, but if you’re not a Ricoh aficionado, fear not! We’ll take you on a tour of the GR IIIx to take a look at the ins and outs of how it handles.

Returning to a Location

Returning to a Location If you frequently return to the same location for photography, how do your photos change over time? Do you gain a better understanding of the scene in front of you? These questions have been on my mind recently as I return to old locations for various reasons. To me, revisiting a location is one of the most powerful tools in the photographer’s toolbox. One reason is that it forces you to look beyond the obvious shot. In 2015, I first visited a popular overlook of Mt Sneffels in Colorado. The sky was bare, most of the aspens hadn’t changed color, and I didn’t really like the shot I took....

DPReview TV: iPhone 13 Pro review – shot on the iPhone 13 Pro!

DPReview TV: iPhone 13 Pro review – shot on the iPhone 13 Pro! Published Oct 9, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] We shot this entire review on the iPhone 13 Pro. See real world examples of Cinematic Mode, Portrait Mode, Night Mode and more. Also, find out the one thing that made Jordan declare, ‘It’s like having a fork dragged across my eyeballs.’ Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story What tripod can support a 600mm lens and still go on a long hike into the wilderness? We test out six higher-end, thick-legged, modular tripods that are comfortably tall and capable of...

Fujifilm’s GFX 100, GFX 100S can now capture 12-bit Blackmagic RAW via HDMI with Blackmagic recorders

Fujifilm’s GFX 100, GFX 100S can now capture 12-bit Blackmagic RAW via HDMI with Blackmagic recorders As it announced it would during its X Summit Prime 2021 event last month, Fujifilm has released updates for its GFX 100 and GFX 100S medium format cameras that brings the ability to capture Blackmagic RAW video up to DCI 4K 30 frames per second (fps) when paired with a compatible Blackmagic recorder. [embedded content] Back in June 2020, the Fujifilm GFX 100 received a firmware update that enabled it to capture ProRes RAW video over HDMI when paired with Atomos’ Ninja V recorder. This capability was passed on to the GFX 100S, which was announced in early 2021. Not wanting to be left out,...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro sample gallery

Apple iPhone 13 Pro sample gallery We’ve just wrapped up a ton of shooting with the new Apple iPhone 13 Pro in Seattle and in Michigan, and while we’ve previously done a deep dive into the technical upgrades the 13 lineup offers, like a main camera that’s roughly F6.8 full-frame equivalent,* our gallery here gives you a look at what the larger sensors and faster apertures allow in terms of image quality. We’ve shot a mixture of HEIF and ProRaw, as well as macro,** Portrait Mode and various Photographic Styles modes (also in the HEIF format). We shot with the default camera app, as it takes advantage of...

Film Friday: This was the first picture taken on a Leica Camera

Film Friday: This was the first picture taken on a Leica Camera Barnack built three Ur-Leicas between 1913 and 1914 (Pic: Leitz AG) In 1913, Oskar Barnack, an inventor and visionary who worked in the microscope department at Ernst Leitz, captured the first photograph with the Ur-Leica, the first 35mm still camera that would go on to define the Leica brand. Stephen Dowling, founder of KosmoFoto, has written up an article detailing the history behind the first image captured on a Leica camera. In it, he details how Barnack, ‘an enthusiastic amateur photographer who often took cameras with him on his travels, ’took inspiration from his work on Leitz’s first...

ASUS ProArt PA32UCG Monitor Review

ASUS ProArt PA32UCG Monitor Review With its “ProArt” series, ASUS has been targeting the creative field with all kinds of high-quality computer parts and accessories. Its monitor line-up is quite well-known by now, with everything from beginner-level IPS displays all the way to high-end monitors for color-accurate work. Ever since I reviewed the ASUS ProArt PA278QV, I have been curious about how well the high-end ASUS monitors measure up for serious post-processing needs, so when I found out that ASUS released its newest ProArt PA32UCG monitor, I wanted to give it a shot. With its $5K price tag, this monitor is by no means...

Leaked images suggest Google’s Pixel 6 Pro will have 50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide and 48MP 4x tele camera modules

Leaked images suggest Google’s Pixel 6 Pro will have 50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide and 48MP 4x tele camera modules [embedded content] Google hasn’t announced the details of its forthcoming Pixel 6 smartphone lineup yet, but recent leaks have revealed nearly everything there is to know about Google’s next-generation mobile devices, including the camera array we can expect to see on both the larger and smaller models. We’re 12 days out from the Pixel Fall Launch event, but it seems little remains under wraps due to a number of leaks including images, renderings and even technical readouts of pre-production units. Evan Blass, who goes by Evleaks in the mobile community, has shared a cache of what appear to...

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2022 announced with new Sensei-powered technology

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2022 announced with new Sensei-powered technology Adobe has announced the 2022 versions of its Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements software. The applications are designed to make creative photo and video editing accessible and fun. To that end, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements include what Adobe calls ‘Guided Edits.’ These are step-by-step interactive tutorials you can use on your photos and videos to achieve specific editing tasks. The new applications add four new Guided Edits, bringing the total to 87. There’s a new Guided Edit in Photoshop Elements 2022 for editing pet photos. Credit: Adobe The four new...

Hands-on with the Panasonic BS1H

Hands-on with the Panasonic BS1H The Panasonic DC-BS1H is the company’s second box camera, joining the Micro Four Thirds BGH1 in the lineup. As its name implies, the BS1H is essentially a box camera version of Panasonic’s flagship full-frame video camera, the S1H. Unlike the S1H, the camera has no built-in screen, EVF, or grip; instead, it’s designed to be modular so that users can add or omit these features based on their needs. Panasonic says the target audience for the BS1H includes professionals doing remote production, live streaming, and even cinema shooters looking for an alternative to a camera...

DPReview TV: Panasonic BS1H review – Is boxy better?

DPReview TV: Panasonic BS1H review – Is boxy better? Published Oct 7, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] This week Jordan reviews the Panasonic BS1H, the company’s first full-frame box camera. How does it compare to the S1H and Panasonic’s first box camera, the BGH1? Tune in to find out if boxy is better. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Gear in this story Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 Cinema 4K Box Camera, Micro Four Thirds with Livestreaming (DC-BGH1) $1,997.99 Shop now Panasonic LUMIX S5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera, 4K 60P Video Recording with Flip Screen & WiFi, LUMIX S 20-60mm...

Panasonic Lumix DC-BS1H brings S1H full-frame performance to box-format camera

Panasonic Lumix DC-BS1H brings S1H full-frame performance to box-format camera The Panasonic BS1H is a compact box-shaped modular video camera built around the same components as the S1H full-frame mirrorless camera. As such it offers open-gate 6K capture, 5.9K 16:9 capture, anamorphic support, and Raw output to Atomos or Blackmagic recorders. Like the existing Micro Four Thirds BGH1 model, the camera has no screens and relies on the use of HDMI, SDI, Ethernet or Wi-Fi communication for monitoring. It has a series of customizable buttons on the body and all its menus can be controlled from a computer or smartphone-based app. The whole design of the camera is based on...

GorillaPod creators introduce new flexible PodZilla tripod

GorillaPod creators introduce new flexible PodZilla tripod JOBY, creator of the GorillaPod, has announced an all-new range of tripod products called ‘PodZilla.’ The PodZilla line of tripods are ‘versatile, modular and flexible’ tripods designed for new and aspiring content creators. PodZilla comes in two sizes, medium and large, and both sizes promise ease of use. The PodZilla uses a lightweight aluminum core covered in a grippy rubber outer layer. Each leg is fully articulated, allowing users to achieve a level, stable platform on uneven terrain. JOBY PodZilla (medium) in red. The medium size is also available in teal,...

Manfrotto introduces ‘Move’ system, promises speed and versatility in hybrid workflows

Manfrotto introduces ‘Move’ system, promises speed and versatility in hybrid workflows Manfrotto has announced a new line of modular support products. The ‘Move‘ line is designed to ‘increase pace on set, making changing setups effortless for both photography and filmmaking.’ Manfrotto continues, ‘Move your camera seamlessly, transition from shot to shot without hesitation, without friction.’ The Move lineup of products includes solutions for support, motion and stabilization. The core of the new system is the Manfrotto Move Quick Release System, Manfrotto Move Gim-Pod and Manfrotto Move Gimbal. [embedded content] Starting with the Quick...

Canon announces $1,999 5.2mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens for virtual reality applications

Canon announces $1,999 5.2mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens for virtual reality applications [embedded content] Canon has announced a new RF lens, but it’s not exactly one you’ll be using for your average photographic endeavors. This new lens is a 5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens is the world’s first digital interchangeable lens that captures stereoscopic 180º images onto a single sensor for processing in virtual reality (VR) post-processing software. The lens features a unique folded optic design that consists of 24 total elements in 20 total groups (12 elements in 10 groups for each of the two lenses), including four ultra-low dispersion elements and an array of Canon’s proprietary...

Sports shooters compared: the Canon EOS R3 versus the Sony a9 II

Sports shooters compared: the Canon EOS R3 versus the Sony a9 II What a time to be a photographer, especially one who has their eyes and lenses set on photographing fast action. We live in an age where even compact cameras have insane autofocus and burst speeds, and many midrange full-frame mirrorless cameras out there can capture bursts of images that put the sports DSLRs of yore to shame. Enter the EOS R3. It’s the first truly action-focused mirrorless camera we’ve yet seen from Canon, and it looks like they’ve thrown an awful lot into it. With an all-new 24MP stacked CMOS sensor and sophisticated autofocus algorithms, it’s only...

August 2021 CIPA data: Demand is (mostly) steady, but production appears affected by global chip shortage

August 2021 CIPA data: Demand is (mostly) steady, but production appears affected by global chip shortage The Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has published its August 2021 production and shipment data for digital still cameras, revealing shipments were steady across the board year-over-year (YoY) in August, while production slightly decreased YoY in August, likely due to the ongoing global chip shortage. According to CIPA’s August 2021 data, 233,028 digital still camera units were produced and 249,804 units shipped worldwide, a decrease of 4.3% and 20.8%, respectively, compared to August 2020. Despite the decrease in both units produced and shipped, the value of the units shipped...

These incredible images of Earth were captured with an iPhone 12 by an Inspiration4 commander

These incredible images of Earth were captured with an iPhone 12 by an Inspiration4 commander Last week, we wrote about photos that the Inspiration4 crew captured using Nikon cameras aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The images were shot from 575km (357 mi) above Earth, which is about 166km (103 mi) higher than the International Space Station (ISS). The commander of the crew, billionaire Jared Isaacman shared another photo from the mission over the weekend, this time captured using an iPhone 12. Image credit: Jared Isaacman / SpaceX / Inspiration4 Per Digital Trends, Isaacman captured the image ‘through the all-glass dome built beneath the nose cone of the Crew Dragon...

Roundup: Six Large Tripods For Heavy Duty Use

Roundup: Six Large Tripods For Heavy Duty Use Roundup: Six Large Tripods For Heavy Duty Use From left to right; ProMediaGear TR344, Really Right Stuff TVC-34, Sirui SR-3204, FLM CP34-L4 II, Leofoto LM-364C, Gitzo GT3543LS. (Pro tip: keep the leg locks away from sand if possible.) There is a saying about tripods; ‘Cheap, light, stable – you can pick only two’. And maximizing one aspect will minimize the others. This roundup covers tripods that emphasize stability over affordability, and make what concessions they can to portability. Further, these tripods represent ‘once in a lifetime’ purchases for most enthusiasts,...

Video: Nikon confirms its Z9 mirrorless camera will have a dual-pivoting display

Video: Nikon confirms its Z9 mirrorless camera will have a dual-pivoting display [embedded content] Nikon Japan has published a new teaser video for its forthcoming Z9 mirrorless camera. Little information is shared in the 30-second video, but we do get our first glimpse of the backside of the camera from Nikon itself, revealing at least one detail we haven’t yet seen before. Back in July, during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, we got our first glimpse of the backside of the Nikon Z9, which we confirmed was being tested by various photographers at the event. While those images showed the button layout and physical interface of the forthcoming Z9 camera, there...

Arca Swiss Quick Link Set Review

Arca Swiss Quick Link Set Review Arca Swiss’s “Quick Link Set” is a duo of lightweight plates that go between your tripod and your tripod head, letting you attach and detach the head quickly. I’ve been using the Quick Link Set recently and wanted to cover my impressions in today’s review. Table of Contents What Is the Quick Link Set? The Arca Swiss Quick Link Set consists of two plates: a disk that attaches to the bottom of your tripod head, and a receiver base that attaches to the top of your tripod. They look like this: Once you’ve attached these two plates to your tripod and head, using them is a matter of rotating the...

Video: An angry raven nearly takes down delivery drone

Video: An angry raven nearly takes down delivery drone [embedded content] Wing, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has been regularly making deliveries of lightweight goods, via drone, for some time. The service was first tested out in Australia’s capital city of Canberra, back in 2017, and has been going strong since. Recently, a man named Ben Roberts caught a raven attempting to take down a drone, delivering his coffee, on video (seen above). The brief clip shows a raven latching on to the back of the aircraft with its claws. The bird then pecked at it relentlessly with its beak. The drone wavered a bit but was able to...

39th Leitz Photographica Auction will include rare Leica MP, prototype prime & much more

39th Leitz Photographica Auction will include rare Leica MP, prototype prime & much more The 39th Leitz Photographica Auction is coming up, taking place on November 20 at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria. Ahead of the auction, Leica has highlighted various rare Leitz/Leica camera equipment people will be able to bid on next month. Among the collection due for auction is a rare Leica MP Black Paint No. 55 camera. It has an A- condition grade and was built in 1957. The serial number is MP-55. Leica writes, ‘With a total number of only 412 units produced, the MP is among the rarest Leica models of all time. The black-paint version was produced only 141 times and acquired...

Video: a Retro Review of Sony’s 24-year-old Mavica FD5 camera, which used floppy discs for storage

Video: a Retro Review of Sony’s 24-year-old Mavica FD5 camera, which used floppy discs for storage [embedded content] Gordon Laing has shared another episode of Retro Reviews, this time reviewing the 24-year-old Sony Mavica FD5, one of Sony’s earliest digital cameras that recorded cameras directly to 3.5” floppy discs. The Mavica FD5 was released in 1997 and retailed for around $600. While not the first Mavica camera, it was the first digital Mavica camera. As Gordon explains in the 13-minute video, the selling point of the FD5 was its use of the ubiquitous 3.5” floppy disc as a storage medium. Whereas most other digital cameras in the mid-to-late 1990s either used built-in storage or...

Canon EOS R3’s OVF Simulation: What it is and why it matters

Canon EOS R3’s OVF Simulation: What it is and why it matters Canon is the first company we’ve seen to take advantage of the greater dynamic range of the latest OLED viewfinders. Almost paradoxically, OVF Simulation mode, a new feature on the recently announced EOS R3, delivers a more advanced, more naturalistic viewfinder experience than previous mirrorless cameras as a result of Canon trying to make users of an older technology (optical finder) feel more at home. Let’s take a closer look. Canon essentially said ‘We have an HDR display that can better represent the world… let’s make use of it!’ Canon did what...

DPReview TV: Ricoh GR IIIx review

DPReview TV: Ricoh GR IIIx review Published Oct 2, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Ricoh GR IIIx brings a 40mm equiv. focal length to Ricoh’s legendary GR series of cameras. Find out why Chris describes the GR IIIx as a camera ‘…that’s easy to covet and love.’ Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample photos from this episode Gear in this story The Panasonic GH5M2 is a refresh, rather than complete reworking, of the company’s image-stabilized, video focused GH5. We didn’t find live streaming as reliable as we’d hoped but...

Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery from DPReview TV

Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery from DPReview TV Published Oct 2, 2021 | dpreview staff This week our dynamic duo from DPReview TV reviewed the Ricoh GR IIIx. Check out their sample photos from this pocketable APS-C camera including portraits, landscapes, sunstars and more. View the Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery from DPReview TV Gear in this story The Panasonic GH5M2 is a refresh, rather than complete reworking, of the company’s image-stabilized, video focused GH5. We didn’t find live streaming as reliable as we’d hoped but we appreciated the improved feature set. Sigma’s designed-for-mirrorless 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG...

Omnar Lenses reveals its first lens, a 26mm F6 M-mount lens made from Canon P&S optical elements

Omnar Lenses reveals its first lens, a 26mm F6 M-mount lens made from Canon P&S optical elements Film photography publication 35mmc and manual lens specialist Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics have teamed up to create Omnar Lenses, a new lens manufacturer who has just revealed what will be the company’s first lens, the Omnar CN26–6, a 26mm F6 fixed-aperture M-mount lens. The lens is constructed of optical elements from Canon’s AF-10 point-and-shoot camera. Omnar Lenses says the lens is ‘a simple optic with a combination of [coated] glass and plastic elements.’ While Omnar Lenses claims it’s sharp, it does note the lens ‘definitely gives a strong [point-and-shoot] aesthetic to images.’ The lens...

CineStill launches RedRum, an ISO 200 redscale 120 film stock with ‘spooky’ autumn tones

CineStill launches RedRum, an ISO 200 redscale 120 film stock with ‘spooky’ autumn tones CineStill has released RedRum, a new ISO 200 medium format red scale film stock that will be available in limited quantities. Just in time for Halloween season, CineStill says this monochromatic film delivers red and yellow tones that makes for ‘spooky’ photographs. To achieve this look, CineStill takes its 800T emulsion and reverse rolls it through the reddish film base. This effectively reduces the sensitivity by four times, resulting in an ISO 200 film that cleverly takes advantage of the lack of an anti-halation layer of its 800T emulsion. The film works with standard C-41 lab processing...

Inspiration4 crew photographed Earth from 575km, more than 150km higher up than the ISS

Inspiration4 crew photographed Earth from 575km, more than 150km higher up than the ISS Last month, the world’s first all-civilian space mission, operated by SpaceX, was launched. The spaceflight aboard SpaceX Dragon was dubbed Inspiration4 and had no professional astronauts on board. The four-person crew included billionaire Jared Isaacman, who acted as commander and is a space enthusiast and seasoned pilot, physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, data engineer Chris Sembroski and geoscientist and science communication specialist Sian Proctor. The flight raised significant funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. After taking off on...

Film Friday: 5 shots with ‘the worst lens Minolta ever made’

Film Friday: 5 shots with ‘the worst lens Minolta ever made’ What happens when you combine very expired film with a lens sometimes called ‘the worst lens Minolta ever made?’ You’d get this little 5 Frame feature from Iain Paterson for 35mmc. In this iteration of ‘5 Frames with,’ Paterson takes a look at the image quyality of the Minolta 35–80mm 1:4 (22) – 5.6 autofocus zoom lens as shot on a Minolta Dynax 500si Super SLR camera using expired Truprint 400 film. A nearly forgotten kit Paterson had ordered online, this little misfit kit did its best to make the most of a lens that is consistently considered ‘one of the worst lenses’ out there...

What to Photograph When There’s Nothing to Photograph

What to Photograph When There’s Nothing to Photograph I’m on the annual Photography Life fall colors workshop with Nasim, and our group ran into a tricky photographic situation this morning. A beautiful mountain overlook was completely blocked by clouds at sunrise, ruining any photos we had in mind. Time to pack it up and go home? Not quite. Here’s the shot we wanted to take, as captured by Nasim a few years ago: NIKON D850 + 24-120mm f/4 @ 38mm, ISO 64, 1/3, f/5.6 And here’s how sunrise looked today: GFX100S + GF63mmF2.8 R WR @ 63mm, ISO 100, 1/6, f/5.6 It’s hardly the view our group had hoped for after waking up at 5 AM, but sometimes that’s...

Capture One 21 (14.4.0) update released, brings back Exporter features

Capture One 21 (14.4.0) update released, brings back Exporter features Capture One has announced the Capture One 21 (14.4.0) update, which is available now for all Capture One 21 users. The update includes new camera and lens support, new features, plus a significant update to the Exporter, based on user feedback. Looking first at the Exporter. In July, Capture One released 14.3.0, which redesigned the Exporter experience. However, what was meant to be an improvement and overall simplification, was not a universal upgrade for all users. Some users strongly preferred the old Exporter and were upset that their workflows were disrupted. Capture One writes,...

TTartisan teases its first AF lens, a 32mm F2.8 for multiple full-frame, APS-C camera systems

TTartisan teases its first AF lens, a 32mm F2.8 for multiple full-frame, APS-C camera systems [embedded content] TTartisan has announced it will soon release a 32mm F2.8, its first autofocus lens. Very little information about the lens is revealed, aside from the mount options, which will include Canon RF, Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems. As it stands, this particular focal length is going up against quite a bit of competition in nearly every lens mount it’ll be offered in. The F2.8 aperture isn’t exactly inspiring, so its selling point across all lens mounts will likely be its price point, which hasn’t yet been announced. We’ll share another...

Updated: Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN sample gallery

Updated: Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN sample gallery Published Sep 30, 2021 | dpreview staff Sigma’s ‘I’ line of metal-bodied compact primes continues to expand with the 24mm F2 DG DN ‘Contemporary’, and we continue to be impressed with the sharpness this lens is capable of. From the midwest to the west coast, have a look at what it can do in our updated sample gallery. View our updated Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN sample gallery Gear in this story Sigma has introduced a pair of lenses in its I-series of premium primes: the 24mm F2 DG DN and 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’. The lenses are very well-built,...

EyePhone: How one doctor is using the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro capabilities to remotely assess patients

EyePhone: How one doctor is using the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro capabilities to remotely assess patients One of the new camera features in Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro lineup is a macro photography mode, made possible by the devices’ ultrawide camera module. While this new macro capability can be used for your more conventional macro photography, one ophthalmologist has discovered the feature can also be used for the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. In a pair of posts on his LinkedIn profile, first discovered by 9to5Mac, ophthalmologist Tommy Korn, MD shares how he’s been using the new macro capabilities of the new iPhone 13 Pro models in conjunction with virtual appointments to keep up...

Slideshow: Finalists for the Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021

Slideshow: Finalists for the Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2021 Today, 40 photo and three video finalists were announced for the Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards, 2021. Over 2000 entries were submitted from around the world. Created by Paul Joyson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, the competition was created to celebrate the vital role pets play in our lives. A partnership with Animals Friends Insurance will allow the organizers to donate £10,000 to Animal Support Angels. ‘It has been a very odd 24 months for most of us, but one heartwarming life-affirming and consistent presence has kept many of us relatively sane and definitely happier than we might...

Tamron announces 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD and 28-75mm F2.8 G2 for E-mount

Tamron announces 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD and 28-75mm F2.8 G2 for E-mount Tamron has announced a 35-150mm F2-2.8 fast, flexible zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies, alongside a second-gen version of its 28-75mm F2.8 standard zoom lens for the same system. Tamron describes its 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD as a ‘travel zoom’ with wide-to-telephoto coverage. We’re not sure we’d consider 35mm wide enough to describe it in quite those terms, but it’s certainly a usefully fast zoom that covers a very useful range of focal lengths. It can also be used as an approximately 53-225mm equiv on APS-C cameras, with the expected reduction in...

Tamron releases 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A travel zoom for Fujifilm X-mount

Tamron releases 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A travel zoom for Fujifilm X-mount Tamron has just released the launch date and pricing information of the previously announced 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fujifilm X-Mount and Sony E-mount cameras. Offering a 16.6x zoom ratio that translates to a rough equivalent of 27-450mm in full-frame terms, this all-in-one zoom will be an intriguing option for travel photographers and those looking to keep lens-swapping to a minimum. Notable features include a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2 at the wide end of the zoom range, a 67mm filter thread size that’s shared with several other Tamron lenses, and built-in...

Exposure X7 announced: Features new masking tool, customizable workspaces & more

Exposure X7 announced: Features new masking tool, customizable workspaces & more Exposure Software has announced Exposure X7, its latest RAW photo editing application. Exposure X7, which can be used as a standalone app or as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic, adds numerous new features, including a new masking tool, improved workspace design, and more. Exposure X7 is an all-in-one photo editing solution, offering users organizational tools, non-destructive RAW editing, layers-based editing, intelligent masking tools, over 500 customizable presets, one-click automatic adjustments and more. Focusing on masking tools first, this is an area where Exposure...

Irix announces new 30mm F1.4 ‘Dragonfly’ lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount cameras

Irix announces new 30mm F1.4 ‘Dragonfly’ lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount cameras [embedded content] Lens manufacturer Irix has announced its new 30mm F1.4 lens, a stills version of its 30mm cine lens available for Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount camera systems. The 30mm F1.4 manual lens is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups, including three ultra-low dispersion elements, two high-reflective elements and a single aspherical elements. The lens features Irix’s ‘Dragonfly’ nomenclature, which denotes its lightweight design and high optical quality. Below is a sample gallery of images, curiously enough captured with a mirrorless camera despite this being a DSLR...

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR review

DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR review Published Sep 29, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR is a recently announced prime for X-mount. The DPReview gang got their hands on this fast 35mm-equivalent lens and put it through its paces.They also compare it with Fujifilm’s original 23mm F1.4 prime. Watch the video to see the pros and cons. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample photos from this episode Gear in this story Pre-order now Released on Nov 30, 2021 We take a closer look at the new Fujifilm XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR, and what it tells us...

Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 LM WR pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

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Canon EOS R3 and Canon EOS R5 compared

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Adobe has re-engineered masking in Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom

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Autel takes on DJI Mini, announces the sub-250g EVO Nano and the EVO Lite

Autel takes on DJI Mini, announces the sub-250g EVO Nano and the EVO Lite Today, Autel Robotics announced two new drones – a sub 250g EVO Nano+ and the EVO Lite. Notably, the Nano is the first drone in its size class to offer an obstacle avoidance system while the Lite is the first drone ever to offer up a 4-axis gimbal – giving users the ability to record vertical videos. A feature called SonarSound, a built-in microphone in the remote, allows users to record voices and other sounds from the ground. The Nano series — aimed at beginners Weighing in at 249g, the EVO Nano+ has a camera, mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, with a 1/1.28″ CMOS (0.8″) sensor that...

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review

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Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery

Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery Published Sep 28, 2021 | dpreview staff Compact camera releases are few and far between these days, which is why we’re excited to try out the new Ricoh GR IIIx. It’s based around the same 24MP APS-C sensor and in-body stabilizer as the GR III, but features a 40mm equivalent F2.8 lens. See how the image quality looks in our sample gallery. View our Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery Gear in this story We are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices. The Panasonic GH5M2 is a refresh, rather than complete reworking, of the company’s...

Hasselblad releases $15K 907X Anniversary Edition Kit to celebrate 80th anniversary

Hasselblad releases $15K 907X Anniversary Edition Kit to celebrate 80th anniversary 80 years ago, Hasselblad released its first camera, the To celebrate that momentous release eight decades ago, the Swedish camera manufacturer is releasing a the Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit. This kit includes Hasselblad’s 907X camera body alongside a CFV II 50C digital back, a control grip, an optical viewfinder and an XCD 30mm F3.5 lens. Only 800 kits will be made to keep on theme with the 80th anniversary. The specifications remain unchanged from the non-anniversary version of the camera, which includes a 50MP medium format CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm) with up to 14 stops of...

Pixii announces new 26MP version of its APS-C Pixii digital rangefinder camera

Pixii announces new 26MP version of its APS-C Pixii digital rangefinder camera In October 2018, French startup Pixii announced its first product, the Pixii camera. The original Pixii camera was a digital rangefinder with an M-mount. The aluminum body eschewed a back display and included an electronic viewfinder. The camera included a small OLED info display on top and a small number of buttons. The 12MP digital rangefinder eventually went on sale in July 2020 for just over $3,000. Pixii has now announced an updated version of its APS-C digital rangefinder Pixii camera, sporting a new 26MP image sensor, new viewfinder, USB-C support and more. Perhaps the biggest change...

Part one: iFixit’s initial iPhone 13 Pro teardown reveals larger camera modules, bigger battery and more

Part one: iFixit’s initial iPhone 13 Pro teardown reveals larger camera modules, bigger battery and more The repair gurus at iFixit have published their teardown of Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro smartphone. As always, the teardown reveals a number of interesting new components and details what’s changed since the iPhone 12 Pro. Image credit: Images courtesy iFixit The teardown starts before a single screw is loosened with the help of Creative Electron, who captured an X-ray view of both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max side-by-side. These images show off a number of differences compared to the devices’ predecessors, one of which is the addition of magnets around every camera module for...

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS ‘Sports’ lens field review

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS ‘Sports’ lens field review Introduction The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and sub-frame mirrorless cameras based around either the Sony E-mount or the Leica L-mount. With 35mm-equivalent focal lengths equating to 225-900mm with an APS-C crop, it’s aimed primarily at still photographers looking to bring distant subjects up close, and will be of particular interest to wildlife and sports shooters. Available from August 2021, list pricing is set at $1499. Note that due to smoke from the 2021 California wildfires, our gallery shots from both Seattle and...

Hasselblad teases ‘Beyond Classic’ announcement for September 28

Hasselblad teases ‘Beyond Classic’ announcement for September 28 Hasselblad has posted a short video on its social media channels teasing an announcement set to take place at 1pm CEST (UTC+2) on September 28, 2021. Hardly any information is shared in the 12-second ‘Beyond Classic,’ teaser, except for a pair of images showing off what appears to be textured grip and a nameplate against a leather-like material. Beyond Classic | September 28th | 13:00 CEST pic.twitter.com/hXoxD1ER7Y — Hasselblad (@Hasselblad) September 24, 2021 For now, keep an eye on Hasselblad’s social media channels for further updates. If any other details are released leading up to the...

The Beginning of Photography: The Drama of 1839

The Beginning of Photography: The Drama of 1839 The drama of ‘39 ‘The Open Door’ William Henry Fox Talbot. About 1843. Print from paper negative. On January 6, 1839, François Arago, Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, announced Daguerre’s invention and spoke of his accomplishment publicly, although he said nothing of the specific methods involved. By the middle of January, news of Daguerre’s invention had spread everywhere. Today, when imaging is so common and taken for granted, it’s hard to imagine how amazing the idea of taking a picture was in 1839. It created immediate headlines around the world. Francois Arago...

Ultra-Large Format Cameras: When 300mm Is a Wide Lens

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

From the T90 to the EOS R3 – a visual tour of Canon’s high-end cameras (photo gallery) PhotographyIsWayOverrated @Barney – I guess it’s just nostalgia from me, having used everything from Nikon’s F4, D1 series to Canon’s 1D series daily back in the time, I still have somewhat fond* memories of reviewing photos on the small screen during a game break holding down the Play (?) button while rapidly scrolling with my thumb and pressing the Protect to tag selects for Photo Mechanic ingest on the old laptop 😉 *: I guess that’s rose-tinted glasses for you & still have that weird 1DII chimping grip deeply ingrained in my muscle memory, but the UI for...

DPReview TV: The best portrait kits for every budget

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

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

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

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

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

Film Friday: Meet the Olympus OM-X, a modular, prototype camera that was meant to be the OM-1 The Olympus OM-1 was a revolutionary camera that changed the single-lens reflex (SLR) camera market by offering impressive image quality in a compact, reliable form factor with (relatively) small, high-quality lenses to boot. While its design shaped the industry for decades to come, it almost didn’t take on the form factor we now look back on. In a recent article on Kosmo Foto, Stephen Dowling explains how the OM-1 was a far different design than what Olympus had originally intended when it showed off a prototype camera dubbed the Olympus OM-X, a modular 35mm SLR camera that looked more like...

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

Report: ProRes recording on Apple’s new iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max models will tear through up to 6GB/minute Apple announced alongside the reveal of its iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max devices that both of these models will eventually be able to shoot ProRes video with a future iOS update. While much remains a mystery regarding what we can expect in terms of quality, it seems we now know how much storage space this ProRes recording will take up (spoiler: a LOT). FYI, 1 minute of ProRes Video shot on iPhone 13 Pros clocks in at 6GB Use that information however you want — Ray Wong (@raywongy) September 21, 2021 According to Input’s Raymond Wong, citing a conversation with Apple, one minute of 4K HDR...

How to Take Better Photographs Outdoors

How to Take Better Photographs Outdoors I recently covered how to take better photographs indoors when dealing with low light conditions. Today, I’ll focus on the opposite situation: outdoor photography, where the light may be over-abundant. This article explains the most common problems you’ll find in outdoor photography and how to fix them. Before we begin, if you aren’t comfortable with the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, you will want to read through Elizabeth’s article on the exposure triangle before we get started. X-T3 + XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS @ 18mm, ISO 200, 8 seconds, f/10.0 Table of...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Apple iPhone 13 and 13 Pro camera upgrades: Explained

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

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

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

Viltrox announces $399 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount cameras Viltrox has announced the details of its new 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount camera systems. The lens is constructed of 10 elements in eight groups, including two extra-low dispersion elements, two aspherical elements and two high-refraction index elements. It uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F1.8 through F16 and it has a minimum focusing distance of 40cm (15.8”). Unlike many other budget lenses, the Viltrox 35mm F1.8 is chipped for transferring EXIF data and includes autofocus, which is driven by a stepping motor mechanism and supports Nikon’s Eye AF...

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

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

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

Vaonis announces $45,000 telescope camera with 61MP full-frame sensor, 1050mm optic Vaonis, makers of the Vespera and Stellina smart telescopes has announced its latest creation, the Hyperia telescope camera. The Hyperia is a nearly 75kg (165 lbs) personal observatory. The telescope uses a 61MP image sensor paired with a 1050mm lens. The Hyperia’s 61MP sensor is a full-frame Sony IMX455 monochromatic sensor. It’s backside-illuminated, too, which Vaonis says results in ‘91% quantum efficiency.’ Although unlikely to be needed anytime soon given the quality of the IMX455 sensor, it can be replaced within Hyperia down the road. The sensor has 3.76μm...

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

Samsung shares new promotional video for its pixel-packed 200MP HP1 mobile image sensor [embedded content] Samsung has published a new promotional video detailing the features of its new ISOCELL HP1 mobile image sensor. In the three-minute video, Samsung Sensor Design Team member Minho Kwon shares the various technologies the HP1 sensor brings to mobile image. Specifically, he addresses the 0.64μm pixel size of the sensor, as well as its various pixel-binning modes, including the 4-to-1 pixel binning (to give an equivalent pixel size of 1.28μm) used when recording 8K video, as well as 16-to-1 pixel binning (to give an equivalent pixel size of 2.56μm) used in low-light...

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

LG’s unveils the 32″ 4K UltraFine OLED Pro monitor, a $3,999 consumer-ready OLED display LG has announced its new 32” UltraFine Display OLED Pro Monitor, its first consumer-ready OLED monitor. LG says this 32″ 4K monitor (3840 x 2160 pixels) covers 99% coverage of both Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. It features a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and has both HDR10 and VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification, which ensures the display can maintain 400-nits of brightness while displaying HDR content. The display also offers true 10-bit color, a 1ms response time and a 60Hz refresh rate and uses an anti-glare coating to minimize reflections. The monitor offers an array...

DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13

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

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

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

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

Ilford announces Pop-Up Darkroom, Darkroom Starter Kit and film gift calendar Ilford Photo has announced a trio of new products, all aimed squarely at film photographers across all skill levels. The first product we’re looking at is the Ilford Pop-Up Darkroom. Ilford writes, ‘The Ilford Pop-Up Darkroom is the perfect solution for film photographers who want to print their negatives and otherwise may struggle to convert existing spaces into suitable working darkrooms.’ It is precisely what the name suggests, a mobile darkroom solution that you can erect in most standard rooms. It has an external metal frame that is 2.2m (7.2′) tall when popped...

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

ProGrade announces $330 160GB CFexpress Type A card with max read speeds of 800MB/s ProGrade Digital has announced the release of the CFexpress Type A Cobalt, a new lineup that offers read and write speeds of 800MB/s and 700MB/s, respectively, at a relatively affordable price. While the CFexpress Type A format is smaller than the more ubiquitous SD card – and up to three times faster – the format has struggled to take hold, for two reasons in particular. First, Sony is the only camera manufacturer that currently has cameras with the slot and support to use the media. Second, CFexpress Type A cards tend to be quite a bit more expensive than SD cards with the same capacity,...

TTartisan teases a new 40mm F2.8 1:1 macro lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems

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Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN | C sample gallery

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Software review: ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 is a speedy Lightroom alternative

Software review: ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 is a speedy Lightroom alternative Over the past couple of years, I’ve reviewed several subscription-free rivals to Adobe Lightroom, including DxO PhotoLab 4, Exposure Software’s Exposure X6 and Phase One’s Capture One 20. After publishing every one of those reviews, I heard from readers praising ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate, a Windows-only Lightroom alternative that allows you to forego a subscription. Jump to: Introduction |What’s new |Interface |Tests |Conclusion Introduction It’s been many years since we last took a look at ACDSee, but clearly, it’s time we rectified that. A...

Historical footnote to technology of the future: three moments with the Canon EOS R3 that changed my opinion of Eye Control

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Apple’s 7 minute video helps you decide which iPhone 13 has the best camera for you

Apple’s 7 minute video helps you decide which iPhone 13 has the best camera for you Apple has just released a 7 minute video detailing some of the biggest upgrades to the iPhone 13 camera systems. If we wanted you to walk away with one take-home from the keynote, other than the Cinematic Mode everyone’s talking about, it’d be this: Apple crammed the rather large 1/1.9″-type sensor with 1.7µm pixels from last year’s largest iPhone 12 Pro Max into this year’s smallest iPhone 13 Mini. Meanwhile, all models saw modest sensor size increases, and you no longer have to choose the largest phone to get the best camera features. Meanwhile, sensor-shift...

Video: a Retro Review of the 3.3MP Sony S70 digital camera, 21 years after its release

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Leica’s Q2 ‘007 Edition’ camera celebrates ‘No Time to Die,’ the 25th Bond film Leica has announced the release of its Q2 007 Edition camera system. Only 250 units of the limited-edition camera will be made to coincide with the release of ‘No Time to Die,’ the latest James Bond film, which itself has been delayed for more a year due to complications surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic. The new Leica Q2 007 Edition camera is made to celebrate the release of the 25th Bond film, which is likely the inspiration for limiting the model to just 250 units. As is usually the case for Leica’s limited-edition cameras, the internals of this version remain unchanged from the...

Irix adds 30mm T1.5 lens to full frame cine line-up

Irix adds 30mm T1.5 lens to full frame cine line-up Lens manufacturer Irix has filled the gap between its 15mm T2.6 and 45mm T1.5 cine lenses with a moderately wide 30mm T1.5 to bring the total number of options in the range to five. This new lens joins the existing set—which includes the 11mm T4.3 and 150mm T3 models—made to cover sensors as wide as 43.3mm. The 30mm T1.5 lens will be available in mounts for cameras that record using full frame, Super35, MFT and 16mm sensors or crops. [embedded content] Irix claims the optical design produces only 0.95% distortion and two High Refractive elements are used to keep the whole thing as compact as...

Skylum announces new AI-driven photo editor, Luminar Neo

Skylum announces new AI-driven photo editor, Luminar Neo Skylum has announced the next version of its Luminar photo editing software, Luminar Neo. The upcoming photo editor utilizes AI to power many of its photo editing tools, but is built upon a new image editing engine, promising improved performance. ‘As the latest member of the Luminar family, we designed Luminar Neo to allow artists to take on more challenging image creation work and achieve results which often seem unattainable,’ said Dima Sytnik, Skylum co-founder and CPO. In terms of new photo editing features, Luminar Neo includes new image relighting options. The software...

OM Digital Solutions announces development of 20mm F1.4 and 40-150mm F4.0 PRO lenses, updates lens roadmap

OM Digital Solutions announces development of 20mm F1.4 and 40-150mm F4.0 PRO lenses, updates lens roadmap M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO (Attached to the OM-D E-M5 Mark III) OM Digital Solutions has announced it’s developing two new Micro Four Thirds lenses, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0 PRO. In addition to the development announcement, OM Digital Solutions also unveiled a detailed lens roadmap that highlights what’s to come from the Olympus brand under new ownership. M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO (Attached to the OM-D E-M5 Mark III) As their names suggests, both of these lenses will join the M.Zuiko PRO series, Olympus’ flagship lens...

DPReview TV: Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN & 90mm F2.8 DG DN Quick Review

DPReview TV: Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN & 90mm F2.8 DG DN Quick Review Published Sep 9, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] Chris and Jordan have a special treat for this episode: reviews of the new Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN and its 90mm F2 sibling. See how they perform and whether they should end up in your camera bag. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN sample photos from this episode Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN sample photos from this episode Gear in this story Sigma has introduced a pair of lenses in its I-series of premium primes: the 24mm F2 DG DN and 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’. The...

Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ initial sample gallery

Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ initial sample gallery Published Sep 9, 2021 | dpreview staff We’ve been shooting with the Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ on a Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R for the last week and, so far, the results are impressive. It’s nice and sharp at the center, with little softness in the corners. Chromatic aberrations are well-controlled and sun stars are pleasant, though you’ll notice some ghosting in places. We’ll be adding more photos to this gallery over the next several days, so keep your eyes on the homepage for those. View our Sigma 24mm F2 sample gallery Gear in this story The GFX...

Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ sample gallery (DPReview TV) Published Sep 9, 2021 | dpreview staff Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV just reviewed the new Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens. Check out the sample photos they shot along the way to judge image quality for yourself. If you missed their review you can watch it here. View the Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ sample gallery from DPReview TV Gear in this story The GFX 50S II takes a familiar sensor and adds the image stabilization and body design of the GFX 100S. Does this, and a lowest-ever price deliver a winning combination? Leofoto is one of the best-known names in...

Sigma introduces 24mm F2 and 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ lenses

Sigma introduces 24mm F2 and 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ lenses Published Sep 9, 2021 | dpreview staff Sigma has announced a pair of lenses in its ‘I-series’ of premium compact primes: the 24mm F2 DG DN ‘Contemporary’ and 90mm F2.8 DG DN ‘Contemporary’. The lenses, designed for E- and L-mount bodies, are all-metal and feature aperture rings and weather-sealing. Both will be available later this month for $639. The 24mm F2 DG DN has 13 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements. One FLD (‘F’ low dispersion, similar in low dispersion and low refractive index characteristics to fluorite glass)...

Key Takeaways from the Fuji X Summit

Key Takeaways from the Fuji X Summit The latest Fujifilm X Summit was packed with exciting announcements. From updated cameras to new lenses for the GFX and X-Series systems, there’s quite a lot to unpack. This doesn’t just include product announcements but also updated lens roadmaps and other teasers of their future plans. In total, Fujifilm talked about 8 new lenses: 4 for the X-Series and 4 for GFX. A handful of those are going to be available this year, with more to come in 2022 and beyond. As for cameras, the most anticipated announcement was that of the upcoming GFX 50s II, to be released at the end of this month. To...

These stylish labels make it easier to identify your lenses

These stylish labels make it easier to identify your lenses Have you ever looked into your camera bag, saw numerous rear lens caps, and wondered which lens was which? Canadian company Field Made Co. hopes to make this a problem of the past with its lens identification stickers. Field Made Co. offers stickers for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sigma and Sony lenses. For example, the Canon RF sticker set comes with 20 stickers for various RF lenses, including popular optics like the 24-70mm F2.8L IS, 50mm F1.2 L, 100mm F2.8L IS Macro and many more. Canon RF and EF lens indicator labels The indicator labels are designed to let photographers instantly identify...

Ricoh’s new GR IIIx camera features a new 40mm equiv. lens, improved image processor and more

Ricoh’s new GR IIIx camera features a new 40mm equiv. lens, improved image processor and more Ricoh Imaging has quietly announced the GR IIIx, a new compact camera based on the popular GR III, that features a 40mm (full-frame equiv.) F2.8 lens and other improvements. At the heart of the GR IIIx is a 24.24-megapixel APS-C image sensor (6,000 x 4,000 pixels) with sensor-shift three-axis image stabilization (rated for four stops) and an updated GR Engine 6 image processor. The sensor is capable of 14-bit Raw image capture, offers a maximum sensitivity of 102,400 ISO and features an anti-aliasing filter simulator with ‘Off,’ ‘Low’ and ‘High’ settings. For video, you’re looking at Full HD...

DJI releases the OM 5, a portable and lightweight 3-axis gimbal for smartphones

DJI releases the OM 5, a portable and lightweight 3-axis gimbal for smartphones DJI has released the latest device in their OM series of 3-axis gimbals for smartphones. Compact, lightweight, and roughly one-third smaller in size than its predecessor, the OM 5 also boasts a new ShotGuides feature, an upgrade to Active Track 4.0, a built-in extension rod, and upgraded phone clamp. It comes in two colors: Athens Gray and Sunset White. DJI says their 3-axis stabilization technology helps users create steady footage, plus some unique effects, with a few taps. A newly designed smartphone clamp fits more models compared to the OM 4. A new 215mm extension rod helps users create...

Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM sample gallery

Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM sample gallery The Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is a compact, medium-aperture wideangle zoom lens for the company’s mirrorless RF mount. Offering an advanced optical makeup, and high build quality despite its lightweight build, the 14-35mm slots in beneath the pricier – and brighter – 15-35mm F2.8 in Canon’s lineup. So how does it perform? We’ve been shooting with a production sample for a few days, and you can view our gallery from the links above and below. Our initial impressions are positive, and while it’s clear that the lens benefits from distortion correction at...

ON1 announces Photo RAW 2022: Sky Swap AI, Time-Lapse Creation, NoNoise AI & more

ON1 announces Photo RAW 2022: Sky Swap AI, Time-Lapse Creation, NoNoise AI & more ON1 has announced an all-new version of ON1 Photo RAW. With many new features, including Sky Swap AI and NoNoise AI, ON1 Photo RAW 2022 promises to be a significant update over previous iterations. ON1 Photo RAW 2022 is made to be an all-in-one photo editing application, like prior iterations of Photo RAW. The software is a photo organizer, raw processor, layer editor and photo effects app. New to Photo RAW 2022, the application can now host Photoshop plugins. ON1 writes, ‘With a considerable amount of new features and new AI-based technologies, version 2022 will offer photographers...

Canon teases September 14 launch event, calls is ‘the most exciting announcement of the year’

Canon teases September 14 launch event, calls is ‘the most exciting announcement of the year’ [embedded content] It looks like September 14, 2021 is going to be a busy day. First, Apple announced it will be hosting a livestream event. Now, Canon has announced that it too will be hosting a livestreamed event on YouTube at 12pm CEST (+2 UTC). Canon doesn’t say what we can expect to see at the event, but the animated graphic in the teaser video shows an illustration of an RF camera mount. Make of that what you will. You can click through on the video to set a reminder on YouTube to be notified when the event goes live. The GFX 50S II takes a familiar sensor and adds the image...

Apple announces September 14 livestream event, expected to unveil its latest iPhone models

Apple announces September 14 livestream event, expected to unveil its latest iPhone models Apple has sent out invitations for its annual fall event, which is set to take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1pm EDT. The event is returning to its usual September timeframe after it was pushed back into October in 2020, presumably due to issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to enlarge. Apple doesn’t specifically reference any products in the announcement, but the Cupertino company has historically shown off its latest iPhone devices during its autumn presentations. Rumors are aplenty, as usual, but some of the most reliable come from Mark Gurman, Bloomberg, who reported...

Samsung reveals plans to develop 576MP smartphone sensor by 2025

Samsung reveals plans to develop 576MP smartphone sensor by 2025 If you thought the megapixel wars were over, you might want to gear up once again. Samsung has revealed plans to release a 576-megapixel smartphone sensor by 2025. At the SEMI Europe Summit, which took place back on September 1, 2021, Samsung’s Senior Vice President and Head of Automotive Sensors, Haechang Lee, presented a slide showing the history of the company’s image sensor technology. As visible in the graphic below, and first reported on by Image Sensors World, the timeline highlight’s the company’s ambitions to have a 576MP smartphone sensor available within the next four years. Click...

Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 50S II and GF 35-70mm lens

Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 50S II and GF 35-70mm lens The Fujifilm GFX 50S II and its kit lens, the GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6, have just landed! If you follow the digital camera industry, the 50S II will no doubt look pretty familiar: it’s essentially the same camera body as Fujifilm’s existing GFX 100S model. But if you’re newer to the world of Fujifilm digital medium format cameras, well, then join us in a tour of the 50S II, followed by its new kit lens, and find out what’s...

Zhong Yi Optics releases $299 135mm F2.5 lens for full-frame DSLR, mirrorless camera systems

Zhong Yi Optics releases $299 135mm F2.5 lens for full-frame DSLR, mirrorless camera systems Chinese lens manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has announced the Mitakon 135mm F2.5. A fast, manual telephoto portrait lens for full-frame DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. The lens is constructed of nine elements in seven groups, including two extra-low dispersion and two ultra-high refraction elements. It has a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F2.5 through F22, a minimum focusing distance of 100cm (4′) and uses a 67mm front filter thread. Despite offering a 135mm focal length, the lens is rather compact at just 137mm (5.4″) long by 79mm (3.1″) in diameter...

Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II

Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II I had no idea, when I boarded the Boeing 787 at Heathrow in May 2019, that I wouldn’t see my friends, much of my family, or my homeland, for over two years. This inability to return has, with time, started to rub. Not to the point of becoming unbearable, but enough that it keeps catching my attention: ‘much of what you care about is a long way away, and there’s nothing you can do about that.’ Not that the past eighteen-or-so months have been much fun for anybody, but this was a distinct component of the emotional white noise that I recognized I was finding harder and harder to tune-out....

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