April 19
Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first

It's spring, and that means wedding season is upon us! If you're one of the many photographers planning wedding shoots this year, this is a great time to think about including aerial photography in your plans.

April 18
Sony fixes a7 lll 'blinking pixels' video issue with firmware 1.01 update

The first firmware update for the Sony a7 III addresses an issue in video mode wherein "blinking pixels" would show up along the base of footage recorded with certain settings.

The FlyJacket soft exoskeleton turns your body into a drone controller

Researchers with Switzerland's EPFL have developed a soft exoskeleton that enables its wearer to control a drone using their upper body. The human-robot interface is said to offer "natural and intuitive control of drones."

Rumor debunked: Canon and Profoto will both attend Photokina 2018

Photokina has released an official list of confirmed exhibitors for the 2018 expo, quieting rumors that major brands like Canon and Profoto might follow in Elinchrom's lead and skip this year's show.

Sony 'striping': here's the fix

For owners of Sony's a7R III, a9 and the new a7 III, there's now an easy fix for the rare but dreaded 'striping' in backlit shots with lots of flare. Click through to learn more.

The new JPEG XS image format was built for streaming 4K and VR content

The team behind the ubiquitous JPEG format has unveiled an all new image format designed to quickly and efficiently stream content across wired and wireless networks alike. Surprisingly, it actually uses less compression than traditional JPEG.

April 17
You can own the world's first single shot 8×10 digital camera for $106,000

The large-format digital LargeSense LS911 is the "world's first 8x10 digital single shot camera for sale." The camera features a 12-megapixel 9x11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor, which translates into massive 75 micron pixels.

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens will ship June 1st, costs $950

Pricing and availability have been announced for Tokina's high-end Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount. If you're curious about this lens, you'll be able to pick up your own starting in June for $950 USD.

PETA monkey selfie lawsuit lives on, judge rejects attempted settlement

It's the copyright lawsuit that refuses to die. In September 2017, PETA finally settled its monkey selfie lawsuit with photographer David Slater, but the request to dismiss the case has since been rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Video: How to find the best natural light for portraits

As part of his ongoing ‘Good Light’ YouTube series, London-based photographer Sean Tucker has created a simple tutorial on how to find good natural light for portraits.

Photos of violence and escape win 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for photography

The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, with the photography awards going to photojournalist Ryan Kelly for image of a car plowing into protesters in Virginia, and the entire Reuters photo staff for a series on Rohinga refugees fleeing persecution.

Budget wide: Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE sample gallery

When it was announced in 2016, the Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE was among the first full-frame autofocus lenses for Sony's a7-series mirrorless cameras. We wanted to see how this affordable wideangle prime performs on Sony's latest a7R III.

April 16
Adobe has quietly added support for Sony's .ARQ Pixel Shift files to Lightroom

ARQ files shot using the Pixel Shift mode in the Sony a7R lll—and processed using Sony's own Imaging Edge software—can now be opened and edited in Lightroom Classic CC after the latest update.

Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown

If you look at the cameras used to shoot the winning photos in the prestigious World Press Photo 2018 competition, you'll see that DSLRs dominated over mirrorless, and Nikon dominated over everyone.

MindShift Gear releases 18L version of its popular BackLight daypack

The MindShift Gear BackLight 18L daypack joins the 26L and 36L versions, providing users the same heavy-duty build and convenient rear-panel access in a more portable form factor.

Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about

You think you know everything there is to know about Lightroom? Think again. Photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor thinks he can still teach you a thing or two.

Luminar Jupiter update brings new Raw conversion engine and big performance boost

Skylum Software has released the latest update to its image processing software Luminar. The update improves speed across Windows and MacOS, and brings new features including automatic image distortion correction and a new Raw conversion engine.

Best Cameras for Parents Buying Guide recommendations updated

With the Canon EOS M50 review wrapped up, we've revisited our Best Cameras for Parents Buying Guide – and have some new recommendations in the category.

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony's first dual camera smartphone, can shoot ISO 51200!

The Xperia XZ2 Premium's dual-camera system is designed for low-light performance. It's also the first phone capable of recording 4K HDR footage.

April 15
Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750

For a few years now we've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi professionals needing the most reliable camera for the money. But it might finally be time to change that recommendation...

April 14
Don't buy the phone with the 'best camera,' buy the phone you like as a phone

Just because a phone has the current 'best camera' doesn't mean it'll be the best for you. The differences between the top 3 smartphones are slim at this point – you won't notice camera shortcomings as much as you'll notice that you hate your operating system.

April 13
Composite timelapse combines Death Valley's night sky with New York City's streets

Timelapse filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic created this surreal composite timelapse that combines the pristine skies over Death Valley and The Grand Canyon with the bustling streets of New York City.

Report: Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro

Details on the potential buy-out are sparse at this point, but a report claims the deal could be worth as much as $1 billion. GoPro has been struggling lately, so no surprise the company's stock price spiked 8.8 percent on this news.

The RedRock DigiBoom is a gimbal-stabilized camera boom

DigiBoom can be used with a wide range of cameras, but Redrock Micro recommends the Blackmagic Video Assist and Micro Studio Camera 4K recorder and camera for best performance.

Harrowing image from Venezuela named 2018 World Press Photo of the Year (NSFW)

A harrowing image from a violent clash with police during a protest in Venezuela has been awarded 2018 World Press Photo of the Year.

Silly (but fun) comparison: $7000 DSLR kit vs $35 smartphone zoom lens

NYC-based filmmaker Casey Neistat recently compared a $35 clip-on smartphone lens with a $7,000 DSLR and superzoom lens. Not surprisingly, the smartphone lens doesn't look great – but Neistat points out it actually sort of works.

April 12
Fujifilm X-T20 firmware update improves subject tracking, enhances touchscreen functionality

A previously-announced firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T20 is now available for download. The most notable improvement is that AF tracking algorithms have been refined, with the company claiming that it can track a moving subject twice as fast.

Tiny micro-camera sensor is self-powered by light

University of Michigan engineers Euisik Yoon and Sung-Yun Park have developed a nearly microscopic image sensor that doesn't require an external source of power.

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why you're not as good a photographer as you think you are

London-based photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor explains how a phenomenon known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect can hinder your growth as a photographer.

Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium format lens announced

The longest telephoto lens in Fujifilm's medium format lineup has arrived with the introduction of the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR. The lens features image stabilization, a linear AF motor and a weather-sealed body. It will be available in late May for $3299.

Fujifilm firmware update adds internal Log and 120fps video to X-T2

Fujifilm will be releasing firmware updates for six cameras in April in May. The cameras include the GFX 50S, X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F, with the X-T2 gaining the most features, such as focus bracketing, high speed video recording and improved phase detect AF performance.

Fujifilm releases 1.4x teleconverter and macro extension tubes for GF system

Fujifilm is set to ship three new lens accessories for its GF medium format system. The 1.4x teleconverter is designed for use with the new 250mm F4 lens, while the two extension tubes allow for higher magnification ratios with any GF lens.

April 11
MindShift's new 'Exposure' messenger bags are built to handle Mother Nature's worst

MindShift Gear, the sister company of ThinkTank Photo, has taken a break from releasing backpacks to launched an all-new line of messenger bags purpose built to handle inclement weather.

NAB 2018: This adapter lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone

Shenzhen-based Cinematics International Company Ltd. brought something a little crazy to NAB: a lens adapter that lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone. It's not the most practical gadget we've seen, but it certainly catches your eye.

Instagram 'Focus' mode brings fake bokeh to single-camera smartphones

Version 39 of the Instagram app on both Android and iOS brings a background-blurring portrait or depth mode, similar to what we've seen on many recent smartphones, except that it works for single-camera phones.

Video: A closer look at NiSi's new F3 cinema prime lenses

NiSi surprised everyone by releasing a set of cinema primes at NAB this year, and Cinema 5D was able to pass by the company's booth and ask some questions about the NiSi F3 lineup. Watch to find out what makes these lenses stand out.

Canon EOS M50 Review
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Canon's new EOS M50 mirrorless camera offers 4K video capture, expanded Dual Pixel AF coverage and improved connectivity. We've taken a closer look at these features and more in our in-depth review.

PolarPro expands into pro market with new QuartzLine camera filters

Stepping beyond the realms of smartphones and drones, PolarPro is making its first foray into the professional lens filter market. Its all-new QuartzLine Camera Filters are made of 99.9% pure fused quartz wrapped inside a brass frame.

April 10
DJI's new Master Wheels and Force Pro offer ultra-precise gimbal control

DJI released two professional gimbal controllers at NAB 2018: the Master Wheels and the Force Pro. Built for "every level of filmmaker and scenario," offer high precision control and simplify the shooting of complex and fast-moving scenes.

NAB 2018: Watch these high-speed camera robots 'dance' at the Nikon booth

Nikon-owned MRMC brought its high-speed 'cinebot' camera robots to NAB 2018. And in a fit of "just because we can, probably means we should" they choreographed a little dance number for them on the showroom floor.

iFixit teardown reveals OIS on all three cameras in the Huawei P20 Pro

The iFixit team have opened up the triple-camera Huawei P20 Pro smartphone, and they found a nice surprise: there's optical stabilization hardware on all three cameras in the triple-camera setup.

SLR Magic announces new MicroPrime CINE lenses for Sony E-Mount

This new CINE lens lineup from SLR Magic features five lenses in all, four of which will be ready to ship next month: a 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, and 75mm T1.5. An 18mm T2.9 will follow "by Q3 2018."

Free AtomOS update adds ProRes RAW support to Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo19

The free firmware update allows users of the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 to begin recording in both ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ right away using any of the nine supported cinema cameras from Panasonic, Sony, and Canon.

Elinchrom will skip Photokina this year, other brands may follow suit

Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom has officially announced that it will "take a breather" from this year's Photokina trade show, and according to industry rumors, other brands like Profoto might follow suit.

OWC launches ThunderBlade external SSD: up to 8TB with 2800MB/s speeds

The new OWC ThunderBlade external SSD comes in capacities of up to 8TB, and boasts read and write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s and 2,450MB/s, respectively. Plus, you can daisy chain up to six of these together for even more storage and speed.

April 9
Sony unveils FS5 II Super 35mm camera with 4K HDR and 120fps RAW

Sony has announced the impending arrival of its latest professional Super 35mm camera, the FS5 II. Aesthetically, little has changed compared to its predecessor, but the features included with the FS5 II mean you won't have to shell out money for firmware updates like the FS5.

LaCie reveals slimmed down Rugged RAID Pro with USB-C and integrated SD card reader

LaCie has taken its iconic lineup of rugged external drives to the next level with the announcement of its impending Rugged RAID Pro. It's thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessors, with USB-C connectivity and an integrated SD card reader.

Blackmagic releases DaVinci Resolve 15 with all-new VFX and motion graphics module

Blackmagic Design just released a massive update to DaVinci Resolve that integrates VFX editing and motion graphics into an all-new Fusion module. That makes DaVinci Resolve 15 the only post-production tool to combine video editing, color correction, audio production, and visual effects into a single tool.

Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic has finally announced an update to its Pocket Cinema Camera, and it looks like it was worth the wait. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is packed full of pro video features, but has a mouth watering price of only $1295.

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