January 22
DynaLite Lighting company shuttered after 50 years over struggle to remain competitive

DynaLite, the photographic lighting company founded in the 1970s, has been forced to file for bankruptcy and permanently shutter its service.

Flickr increases Pro subscription price after warning the company is losing money

Flickr increased its Pro plan subscription price this week, but existing customers are given the option of staying at their current lower rate.

Blair Bunting on photographing Aaron Hernandez on the same day he shot someone

Advertising photographer Blair Bunting recounts one of his most memorable shoots—the time he photographed late New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez, no more than 24 hours after he shot a man.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H 4K sample reel

Lace up your dancing shoes for a trip to Seattle's Emerald City Soul Club, where we put the Panasonic S1H's impressive video capabilities to the test.

January 21
Paris Musées launches online portal with thousands of historic photographs

The public institution Paris Musées has launched a new online portal that provides the public with direct access to tens of thousands of high-resolution public domain images showcasing some of France's historic photography.

BTS: A look at the incredible planning, camera work and editing that went into the WWI film '1917'

The ten-minute video shows how much thought and effort went into every second of the World War I film that's made to look as though it was shot in one, continuous take.

Edelkrone launches JibONE motion control with mobile app and motorized head support

Edelkrone's new app-controlled JibONE is the 'one motion control that does it all,' the company claims.

Plugable launches 512GB version of its Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive with read speeds up to 2,400MB/s

The 512GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive is effectively unchanged from its previously-announced 1TB and 2TB counterparts, complete with its sequential read speeds up to 2,400MB/s and write speeds up to 1,800MB/s.

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review

Since the launch of the EOS R line in 2018, Canon has mostly concentrated its attentions on high-end RF lenses. The RF 85mm F1.2L IS USM is among the very best.

January 20
Following initial reports, Fujifilm confirms 'small percentage' of X-Pro3 units have an EVF defect

Following a number of reports in the DPReview forums and on Fuji X Forums, Fujifilm has confirmed that a 'very small percentage' of X-Pro 3 units are experiencing an issue with the EVF display being too bright.

Venus Optics adds Canon M, Fuji X and Sony E mount options to its 4mm F2.8 circular fisheye lens

The new mount options use the same overall design as the original Micro Four Thirds version released back in 2018.

The Fragment 8 is a retro-inspired video camera that records to GIFs instead of film

The Fragment 8 from Loft Factory is a digital camera that aims to replicate the look, feel and image quality of 1960s and 70s Super 8 cameras using modern technologies.

Confirmed: Venus Optics working on new line of ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses

According to a report from FujiAddict, lens maker Venus Optics is working on a new 'Argus' lens under its Laowa brand that will feature an ultra-fast F0.95 aperture.

Voigtlander brings its Nokton 21mm F1.4 lens to Leica M-mount camera systems

Previously available only for Sony E-mount cameras, the Nokton 21mm F1.4 is now available for Leica M-mount camera systems. No pricing outside of the Japan region has been given, nor has a release date.

This free, AI-powered Lightroom plug-in will automatically tag your photos with keywords

Professional and hobbyist photographers, alike, have this challenge in common: organizing their images so they're findable. Wordroom was created to help.

'It should cost...' The three main ways you're wrong about camera prices

Camera launches often prompt comments about how overpriced the new model is, and how it should cost something nearer to the outgoing one, or a well-established rival. Here's why it doesn't work like that.

January 19
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has created a free and funny stock photo library

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the organization in charge of Canada's '.ca' top-level domain has published a series of free-to-use stock photos that poke fun at Canadien stereotypes.

The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade?

Considered in isolation, the D780 is a tremendously well-rounded camera. But that's also true of the D750 and the Z6, which may make it a hard sell for many photographers.

January 18
DPReview TV: The most important Pentax cameras of all time

Pentax week continues! In this video, Chris takes us for a ride on the wayback machine to look at the most important Pentax cameras in history.

January 17
Canon wins lawsuit against eBay sellers accused of peddling counterfeit batteries

Canon USA takes down two eBay sellers accused of selling counterfeit batteries using the company's trademarks.

Fotodiox's new Vizelex Cine ND Throttle Fusion adapter connects EF lenses to GFX cameras

Fotodiox has launched another Canon EF to Fuji GFX lens mount adapter, this one with a built-in neutral density filter and support for automated functions.

Sony releases minor firmware updates for a9 II and 24mm F1.4 GM, 135mm F1.8 GM lenses

The incremental firmware updates address a few minor issues and improve overall stability, but don't add any new or revolutionary features.

Why Leica's M10 Monochrom is more than just a gimmick

It's tempting to scoff at a black-and-white-only digital rangefinder, but there are a few reasons why going without a color filter is more than a gimmick. Here's why we're excited to go shooting with the M10 Monochrom.

Leica's M10 Monochrom is a discreet black and white rangefinder

Leica has introduced its latest dedicated black and white camera, the M10 Monochrom. Based largely on the M10-P, it features a newly designed 40MP sensor, touchscreen LCD and lower base ISO than previous mono models.

Tokina launches 85mm F1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras

The 85mm F1.8 FE lens is the first in Tokina’s new atx-m mirrorless lens series, which will feature lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

January 16
Researchers develop lithium-sulphur battery that can power a phone for five days

Australian researchers have pioneered the development of a lithium-sulfur battery technology that may revolutionize consumer gadgets, cameras, electric cars and more.

Techart releases TZC-01, an EF-to-Z adapter that offers full autofocus, image stabilization support

The TZC-01 will work with over 60 EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss.

Kessler Mag Max 3A adapter uses ordinary power tool batteries to charge cameras

A new power adapter from Kessler makes it possible to charge cameras and other gear using ordinary DeWalt power tool batteries.

Platypod creators return with the new Platyball Ergo and Elite tripod heads

The team behind the Platypod is back with a new accessory called Platyball, an entirely new type of tripod head with electronic stabilization.

London's Heathrow Airport installs anti-drone system to prevent threats

Heathrow Airport, the busiest in the United Kingdom, has installed an anti-drone system that detects and blocks drones entering its airspace.

MacOS beta reveals 'Pro Mode' code, teasing a high-performance mode for MacBook Pros

A recent look into the latest macOS beta release revealed evidence of an upcoming feature called 'Pro Mode' that boosts performance for professionals.

Hands on with the Nikon D780
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We've just gotten our hands on a full production Nikon D780 – the long-awaited update to the D750, which we'd called one of the most well-rounded cameras we'd tested. Take a deep dive into all that the new model offers right here.

January 15
DJI agrees with the need for Remote ID, but not the FAA's NPRM

DJI, the world's leading drone manufacturer, posted an article outlining the need for Remote ID. However, the company does not agree with what's proposed in the FAA's NPRM.

Sharp 8K Video Camera appears at CES 2020 with some specs and availability details

Sharp's 8K Video Camera has once again been showcased at CES, this time with more details on what the camera will offer and when it will be available.

Tamron 20mm F2.8 macro for Sony E-mount ships this month for $350

Tamron announced that its 20mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies will be available on January 30th for $350.

The V-Coptr Falcon is a bi-copter drone that has a 50-minute battery life

Boasting only 2 propellers, instead of the typical 4 on a consumer-grade drone, Falcon's bi-copter can fly up to 50 minutes – about 20 minutes longer than leading competitors.

Luminar 4.1 update brings improved Sky Replacement, Portrait Enhancer and Erase tools

Luminar 4.1 brings a number of new tools and features to improve your post-processing workflow.

Acer ConceptD Ezel laptops feature a unique five-mode hinge and Wacom pen support

Acer joined HP and MSI in unveiling new laptops at CES 2020 that are made specifically for photographers and other graphics professionals.

Lensrentals gets risky while tearing down the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 zoom lens

Roger and Aaron are back at it again with a teardown of Nikon's premium 24-70mm F2.8 zoom lens for its Z-series cameras.

Xiaomi patent shows pop-up camera with up to seven lenses

Patent documents filed by Xiaomi show a pop-up mechanism with dual front-cameras and a penta-camera setup at the back.

Photojournalists won't be allowed to capture the handing over of the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Planned restrictions put in place by Capital Police will ensure no still photos are taken of the transfer of the articles of impeachment and will severely limit the ability of photojournalists and reporters throughout the remainder of the Senate trial.

DPReview TV: Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 lens review

It's Pentax week on DPReview TV, so Chris and Jordan review the DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom for Pentax APS-C cameras. Do they like it? They sure do! Enough to inspire Jordan to sing. And sing some more. Get out your earplugs.

Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Check out these full resolution images shot with the Pentax DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom lens, captured while shooting this week's episode of DPReview TV.

Hasselblad claims its new XCD 45mm F4 is world’s smallest, lightest AF medium format lens

A smaller and lighter version of an existing lens joins the XCD system bringing with it a smaller price and a smaller maximum aperture too.

January 14
Paul C. Buff launches LINK 800WS plug-and-play LED flash unit

Paul C. Buff Inc. has finally launched a new product in its flash unit product line with the new 800WS. This portable 800-watt strobe light will be available in Spring 2020.

Manfrotto launches new 'Pro Rugged' line of SD, Micro SD memory cards

Manfrotto claims its new cards are waterproof, freeze-proof and crush-proof; and some of the best read/write speeds available for high frame rates and 4K video

Sony releases new wireless shooting grip for select mirrorless cameras

The GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander works with nine Sony mirrorless cameras and is set to ship in North America this month for $140 ($180 CAD).

The Autel Evo II will come in three modular models, including two with 8K video

Autel has officially announced 3 iterations of the EVO II drone at CES 2020.

Nikon D3500 review
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It's inexpensive, lightweight and will keep going for days on a single battery charge. While it's not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow, the D3500 is a simple and un-intimidating camera that's a great starting point for beginners.

MSI Creator 17 is the world's first laptop with a Mini LED HDR 1000 display

MSI is preparing to launch the first laptop to feature a 17in display with Mini LED backlighting, 1,000 nits brightness and HDR 1000.

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