August 12
Film Friday: Combining a Polaroid Model 455 and Fujifilm Instax 100 to make a retro Instax Wide camera

Camera modifier and Polaroid enthusiast Jim Skelton wanted to use the affordable Instax Wide film but didn't want to use a cheap, ugly Instax 100 camera. He hacked together the Instax 100 and a stylish bellows-equipped Polaroid Model 455.

August 11
Autel releases firmware updates for its Lite+ and Nano+ drones

Autel has released firmware updates for its Lite+ and Nano+ drones. These include accessible flight logs, the ability to turn off voice notifications when using the Sky app and an increase the maximum flight distance.

Video: CineD tours Sigma's new headquarters and interviews Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki

CineD's new video tour and interview with Sigma's CEO Kazuto Yamaki offers fascinating insight into the building's design and Sigma's philosophy toward creating better imaging products. Yamaki-san also talks about Sigma's new F1.4 prime lenses, Sigma's Foveon sensor and the ongoing chip shortage.

Fujifilm X-H2S studio scene: minimal IQ cost for high-speed capabilities

We've shot and analyzed our studio test scene and find the X-H2S gives a performance very close to that of the X-T4, despite its high-speed Stacked CMOS sensor. There's a noise cost in the shadows, though, which impacts dynamic range.

August 10
Fujifilm confirms X Summit event in New York City on September 8

Fujifilm is expected to reveal additional details about its forthcoming X-Trans CMOS 5HR sensor and X-H2 mirrorless camera system.

DPReview TV: Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art review

The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art has solid build quality, some useful functions and weighs less than you'd expect. Does it take pretty pictures though? We have the answers.

Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The latest version of Sigma's 20mm F1.4 Art lens comes with substantial improvements, especially for astrophotography. Check out our gallery, including some astro images, to see how it performs!

These Canon EOS R5 replicas are actually Transformers that shapeshift into Optimus Prime and a Decepticon

Canon has partnered with Takara Tomy, the company behind Transformers, to release a run of Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera models that transform into Optimus Prime and a Decepticon.

August 9
Intel announces Arc Pro GPUs for pro apps on workstation computers

Intel has announced three Arc Pro GPUs for power users. Two of the GPUs are designed for workstation desktops, while a third is for laptops.

Update: Techart releases faster, smaller $399 M-mount to E-mount AF adapter

This second-generation adapter is smaller, faster and quieter than its predecessor. It's now available to purchase through Techart for $399

Midwest Photo is recovering after yet another major camera gear robbery

Midwest Photo was robbed late last week after a stolen truck broke through the store's front entrance. The store is in the progress of recovering from the damage and stolen goods. Photographers should be on the lookout for any suspicious product listings online.

Hands-on: A closer look at Sigma's new 20mm F1.4 and 24mm F1.4 DG DN lenses

We go hands-on with Sigma's latest 'Digital Native' wide-angle lenses for L-mount and Sony E-mount cameras to see what features they have and what sets them apart from the rather limited competition.

August 8
Sony's a7 IV gets anti-forgery crypto signature technology (for commercial purposes)

Sony has announced in-camera forgery-proof photo technology for its a7 IV mirrorless camera. The technology, aimed at corporate users, cryptographically signs images in-camera to detect future pixel modification and tampering.

CRDWALL is an interesting modular storage solution for photographers with a lot of gear

CRDBAG's CRDWALL is a thin, space-efficient storage solution that you mount on your wall. It uses tracks, cords and hooks to store your gear flat against the wall without hiding it from view.

DPReview TV: Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art Review

Sigma's been on a roll with their mirrorless Art series lenses. Does the new 24mm F1.4 DG DN continue the streak?

Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The new Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art has a brand new optical formula designed for mirrorless cameras. Check out our sample gallery to see how sharp it is, as well as how it handles flare, chromatic aberrations and sunstars.

Sigma announces 24mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount, E-mount camera systems

Sigma’s new 24mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount and E-mount features a physical aperture ring that can be de-clicked, stepping motors with full support for Sony MF assist modes, a rear filter holder and more.

Sigma reveals 20mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount and E-mount

Sigma's new 20mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount and E-mount offers a unique set of features for Astro and landscape photographers, including a rear filter holder, a Manual Focus Lock switch and a Lens Heater Retainer.

August 6
DPReview TV: The best lenses for Sony E-Mount

Chris and Jordan run through their absolute favorite lenses for Sony E-Mount, including both Sony lenses and third party options.

August 5
RED's $35,000 V-RAPTOR XL 8K Vista Vision camera is now available to pre-order

This behemoth uses the same 8K full-frame Vista Vision CMOS sensor found inside the standard V-RAPTOR, but adds an impressive I/O array, integrated ND filter and more to make it a production-ready rig.

Nikon’s Q1 results show Imaging Products profits up 48% YoY, revenue nearly matching pre-pandemic results

Nikon has released the financial results for the first quarter of its 2023 fiscal year, revealing increased year-over-year revenue and profits.

Film Friday: The Alfie TYCH is a new half-frame 35mm camera in need of beta testers

Alfie Cameras is launching its Alfie TYCH next month on Kickstarter, but before then it needs beta testers to see how its triple lens half-frame camera performs.

Skypersonic's remote control drone flies over volcano to prepare for NASA's simulated Mars mission

NASA is preparing for a simulated Mars mission that will house four crew members in a module on Earth. The crew will remotely control drones and rovers to collect rock samples on a simulated Mars. Skypersonic, a remote control drone company, is supplying mission-critical technology as part of the mission.

August 4
Scientists use ALMA observatory to capture neutron star merger for the first time ever

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed a neutron star merger in millimeter-wavelength light for the first time. The explosion created one of the most energetic short-duration gamma-ray bursts ever observed.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 review

The Panasonic GH6 is the latest in the company's line of video-focused Micro Four Thirds cameras. It brings a new, 25MP sensor and 10-bit 4K capture at up to 120p. We've put it to the test, both in the studio and out in the field.

Tamron is developing an Android app that will let you update and customize your lenses on-the-go

The Tamron Lens Utility Mobile app is set to launch later this year. The app will let you use your compatible Android device to control, customize and update compatible Tamron lenses without the need for a computer.

August 3
James Webb Space Telescope shows unusual Cartwheel Galaxy in a new light

NASA has released a new image from the James Webb Space Telescope, focusing on the Cartwheel Galaxy. The rare galaxy has been imaged using Webb's NIRCam and MIRI, with the composite showing incredible detail.

Leaked images show off Pentax's new HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro lens

The images, which appear to be screenshots from a press briefing, reveal some of the details of the forthcoming lens.

Canon says the camera market has 'largely bottomed out,' expects pro and 'advanced amateur' segments to grow

In a recent Q&A session with stakeholders, Canon said it believes 'the camera market has largely bottomed out at its current size' and noted it 'expect[s] the professional and advanced amateur segment to expand further.'

August 2
Peter McKinnon unveils $95 camera tool with interchangeable bits, SD card slot and more

The Peter McKinnon camera tool features a patent-pending design that features integrated Phillips and flathead drivers, as well as extendable arms capable of holding four other bits that can be swapped out to fit your needs.

Nikon adds linear focus mode to three of its Z-mount lenses via firmware update

Nikon has updated the firmware for its Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S, Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S to add new linear focus ring modes and more.

Remote ID for drones ruled constitutional. Is that a good or bad thing for drone owners?

The United States court of appeals has upheld the FAA's Remote ID rule for drones, declaring it constitutional. Is this good or bad for the industry, and what are the long-term implications?

MSI Creator Z17 laptop review: Stealing Apple's thunder

Is the MSI Creator Z17 the MacBook Pro competitor Windows users were hoping for? In our tests it delivers big performance and offers a few good reasons why you might choose a 12th-Gen Intel laptop over a Mac.

August 1
Video: DIY Perks creates a massive '35mm F0.4' equivalent lens for otherworldly bokeh

It's a far cry from the conventional lenses you're used to seeing, but it's sure to give you a look, unlike any optic you can purchase online.

ProGrade Digital unveils new dual SD/microSD UHS-II card reader with transfer speeds up to 625MB/s

The PGM0.5 card reader is designed for photographers on-the-go with its compact form factor and integrated USB-C connection, making it perfect for pairing with Android and iOS mobile devices with USB-C ports.

Sigma teases new product launch set to take place next week

Sigma is set to release new 'products' next week, on August 8, 2022. What do you think Sigma has in store?

Canon EOS R7 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The Canon EOS R7 boasts a number of impressive features, but how does its 32 megapixel APS-C sensor perform? Check out some summer vacation photos from beautiful British Columbia to see for yourself.

July 30
DPReview TV: Canon EOS R7 review

Canon's high end APS-C mirrorless camera has plenty of compelling features, but is it worth the price? Jordan took it on vacation to find out.

July 29
Video: Watch this crazy contraption recover photos from a broken micro SD card

Hardware data recovery is complex, requiring sophisticated, expensive equipment. A data recovery expert in Poland, Enter Serwis, has shown off how they use a Spider Board to recover data from a non-functioning memory card.

Samyang announces second-generation $799 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount

This second-generation lens is smaller than its predecessor and uses a stepping motor, compared to the linear ultrasonic motors used in Samyang's first-generation 85mm F1.4 AF lens.

Video: Learn how Kodak develops and applies light-sensitive coating to its film (in the dark!)

Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day is back with the second part of his three-part tour of the Kodak factory. This time, Sandlin shows how Kodak applies light-sensitive coating to the film support base we saw produced in the first factory tour.

Film Friday: How Markus Hofstaetter uses 'smart home' tools to automate his darkroom and studio

Analog photographer guru Markus Hofstaetter shows how he merges 21st-century technology with a 20th-century experience to streamline his analog photography workflow.

July 28
Micron ships its 232-layer 3D NAND flash with more storage, better performance and a smaller package size

Micron's next-generation 232-layer NAND has started shipping. First announced this spring, the new flash storage promises improved performance, more storage, better efficiency and a smaller footprint, allowing it to be utilized in various products, including laptops and smartphones.

Photographer Reuben Wu uses drones to shed new light on Stonehenge for the National Geographic August cover

Prolific photographer Reuben Wu uses drones and some strategic lighting to shed light on Stonehenge, an ancient monument, for the August cover of National Geographic.

Making sensor sizes less misleading

After years of confusion, DPReview and a group of leading websites and YouTube channels are changing the way we talk about small sensors.

DPReview TV: Sensor sizes don't make any sense. Fortunately, we fixed it.

The naming conventions for smaller sensors are confusing and misleading, so we're going to change the way we talk about them. Find out what we're doing differently.

Tamron announces development of 50–400mm F4.5–6.3 Di III VC VXD lens for Sony E-mount

Tamron doesn't share the optical construction of the lens, nor what the expected retail price will be, but does say the lens should be available in 'Fall 2022,' pending the 'global health crisis.'

July 27
Sigma says its full-frame Foveon X3 sensor ‘should be’ ready 'sometime this year'

Sigma CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, has stated in an interview that its much-anticipated full-frame Foveon sensor should be ready by the end of the year.

Tokina rebrands and raises prices of 13 lenses, discontinues three other lenses

Tokina is restructuring its product lineup by announcing price increases on 13 of its lenses, each of which will receive a slight rebrand in the process. In the meantime, the older versions of the lenses - and three other lenses - are being discontinued.

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