May 21
Behind the scenes: Shooting a documentary atop a moving train

From 2015 to 2017, filmmaker Macgregor and his crew spend many months traveling back and forth on the famed Mauritanian Railway—the so-called 'Backbone of the Sahara—to document the grueling journey endured by merchants who regularly travel atop this train. This beautifully-executed short doc is the result.

Updated: Tamron 70-210mm F4 sample gallery

Our original gallery for Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 had portraits, slow-moving wildlife and city scenes, but was sorely missing fast action. We remedied that by photographing some motorcycles flying through the air.

May 20
DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018

This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan prepare for the summer holiday season by putting several popular waterproof cameras to the test. If you're considering a rugged camera for the beach or pool this summer, or if you just want to see what a Chris and Jordan fishing show might look like, tune in.

May 19
Video: Soulumination and the gift of photography

Soulumination is a non-profit organization that provides life-affirming legacy photography to families facing serious medical conditions, completely free of charge. This video shares the work they are doing.

May 18
Fujifilm EU accidentally leaks full specs of upcoming X-T100 camera

Fujifilm EU seems to have accidentally leaked an unreleased camera to the masses. The leaked page details a new "X-T100" camera that will share most of its specs with the X-A5, but includes an EVF, deeper buffer, and 3-way tilting touchscreen.

This 12K NYC flyover video was captured with three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VV cameras

LA-based director and cinematographer Phil Holland of PHFX recently joined forces with Gotham Film Works to create something out-of-this-world. Using a special aerial camera array, Holland shot a flyover of New York City using not one, not two, but three 8K RED Weapon Monstro VistaVision cameras.

This is why Google's impressive object removal tool was never released

According to an interview with the Google Photos team on XDA, object removal simply had a lower priority in the development queue than other features. It might still show up some day... but maybe not.

Nisi shares more details on its full-frame cine lenses and launches Mist filter range

In a bid to clear up online speculation, surprise entrant to the full frame cinema lens market Nisi has answered some questions about its relationship with brands marketing lenses very similar to its own F3 series.

Buying guides updated with Panasonic DC-ZS200 (TZ200)

Now that we've completed our review of Panasonic's Lumix DC-ZS200 (TZ200), we've updated its entry in our Best Cameras for Travel, Best Pocketable Enthusiast Cameras and Best Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras buying guides.

May 17
Video: How to safely and legally fly with camera batteries

This useful video guide by The Slanted Lens will get you up to date on the latest TSA rules on flying with lithium ion batteries. If you're getting ready to travel with a bunch of photography gear, this is one to watch.

Tutorial: How to light paint product photo backgrounds on the cheap

This product photo was captured using two speedlights to light the bottle, a smartphone to light paint the background, and some Photoshop to pull it all together. Watch the video to see how product photographer Dustin Dolby did it.

Ricoh releases SDK for Pentax cameras, opening the door to 3rd party remote control apps

The software development kit allows third-party developers to create mobile and desktop apps that can control the camera remotely via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

Fujifilm rolls back firmware 4.0 for the Fuji X-T2 due to 'malfunctions'

Fujifilm has been forced to roll back the much-anticipated firmware update v4.0 for the X-T2 released last week due to "malfunctions." Firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-H1 and X-Pro2 planned for this month have also been delayed as a result.

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery

The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is an ultra-wide lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras designed with minimal distortion. We took an E-mount version of the lens out for a spin on the a6500 – take a look at the results.

May 16
Leaked photos of DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera

These newly leaked images and sketches show the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone, which will allegedly feature a 1-inch sensor camera with interchangeable lenses.

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review

Panasonic's premium compact DC-ZS200 (TZ200 outside of North America) boasts a 24-360mm equiv. F3.3-6.4 zoom lens, making it the longest reaching 1"-type pocket camera on the market. There are tradeoffs that come with that big lens, however. Find out all the details in our in-depth review.

New Fujifilm X/GFX website and app offers news, events, deals, interviews and tips

The new website and app—developed by Fujifilm USA but available to everyone—will host interviews with X and GFX professionals, run technique articles, and showcase collections of images shot with Fujifilm equipment.

The new Honor 10 features portrait lighting and advanced scene recognition

The flagship smartphone by Huawei's sub-brand Honor offers the same Kirin 970 top-end chipset as Huawei's flagships P20 and P20 Pro, but at a significantly lower price point. It also includes some advanced AI scene and object recognition.

May 15
Video: A Sony flash 'feature' you may not like, and how to work around it

One man's feature is another man's bug. Photographer Robert Hall has discovered a quirk about how the live view and EVF on Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras respond when you attach a flash. Fortunately, he's also found a way to work around it.

Microsoft unveils the Surface Hub 2: A huge collaborative 4K+ 50" display

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a massive collaborative touchscreen display that may or may not have any practical use for professional photographers... but it sure looks impressive nonetheless.

Google launches Google One cloud storage plans, offers 2TB for $10/month

Google is replacing its existing Google Drive plans with newly packaged Google One plans that are 50% cheaper and come with live chat support. Two terabytes of cloud storage will now cost you just $10/month.

Video: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 FE face and eye-detect autofocus test

Photographer David Oastler got his hands on an early copy of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Sony FE lens, and while he couldn't take pictures with it, he did get to test its focusing capabilities. The great news: this thing focuses just as fast a Sony native lens.

Report: Canon to release new 70-200mm F4L and F2.8L lenses next month

Canon Rumors is reporting with near-certainty that Canon will unveil two new 70-200mm L-lenses in early June. The site says it is 100% certain the 70-200mm F4L IS II is on the way, and 95% certain the 70-200mm F2.8L IS III will also be announced.

This 7.3-gigapixel panorama 'timelapse' of London is made from 6,240 D850 pictures

Photographer Henry Stuart has created a 24-hour panoramic timelapse of London that combines 6240 D850 files to form a picture that contains over 7 billion pixels. The 155° view presents the city in an incredible amount of detail, with Nikon claiming you can read signs up to 5 miles away.

Brands, breakthroughs and bias: Here's why you've heard so much about Sony recently

If it feels like we've been writing a lot about Sony recently, you haven't been imagining things: we've been writing about its products and technologies quite a bit. Here's why.

Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ6 is a square-format analog instant camera

Fujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, an analog instant film camera that resembles the old Instagram logo. The SQ6 takes Fujifilm's Instax Square film which gives a 62 x 62mm (2.4 x 2.4") images on 86 x 72mm film. It will cost around $130.

May 14
Researchers use AI to brighten ultra-low light images without adding noise

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign and Intel have developed a neural network that can brighten extremely low-light images without adding any noise. It's not an exaggeration to say the results are incredible.

Nikon restructuring and strong D850 sales lead to 8x increase in annual profit

Nikon Corporation has released financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31st 2018, and the news is good. Thanks to strong sales of the D850 and some restructuring measures paying off, the company reported an 8x increase in overall profit despite a slight drop in revenue.

Yongnuo unveils YN50mm F1.8 II: Version 2 of its 'Nifty Fifty' clone

Yongnuo has released version II of its ultra-affordable nifty fifty lens for Canon EF Mount: the 50mm F1.8 II. Version II drops the minimum focusing distance to 35mm, adds a focus distance indicator to the lens, and more, but costs only $75.

Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS sample gallery

Sony's 24-105mm F4 G OSS has been in the company's lineup since late 2017, and since then we've spent many-an-outing shooting with it. We've got a full gallery of samples from this versatile zoom.

May 13
DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review

This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan are off to the sunny shores of the Pacific Ocean in Monterey, California, where they review the Sony RX10 IV. Watch to find out how this all-in-one superzoom camera held up to the sun, surf and a challenging range of shooting scenarios.

Sony RX10 IV sample gallery updated

The Sony RX10 IV is among the most capable all-in-one camera packages money can buy, and we've updated our gallery with plenty more samples.

May 12
Shooting Greenland in Winter: Part 2 - The Better Part of Winter

In Part 2 of his series on shooting Greenland, landscape photographer Erez Marom is treated to some gorgeous winter weather, and a spectacular display of the aurora borealis over Uummannaq.

Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD sample gallery

Tamron's 70-210mm F4 VC is a decent bit cheaper than similar on-brand Canon and Nikon offerings. We're just getting started testing this tele-zoom; take a look at some of our first sample images.

May 11
ON1 reveals Photo RAW 2018.5 with 'massive performance boost', LUTs and more

ON1 has released a major update to its ON1 Photo RAW photo editor. Version 2018.5 will be available in June and boasts, "a massive boost in overall performance" in addition to bug fixes and some important new features like LUTs and camera profiles.

Sigma's 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art lens costs $570, ships this month

The Sigma 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art lens—the first macro lens to join Sigma's much-beloved "Art" lens lineup—will be available in Canon EF mount at the end of this month for $570. Sigma shooters will have to wait until June.

Apple patent describes dual-live-view for dual-camera smartphones

The system described shows the images from both cameras simultaneously, side-by-side. This allows users to compare the field-of-view of both cameras while shooting, and pick the one they prefer.

Meike introduces full-frame Sony edition of its 50mm F1.7 lens

Chinese lens manufacturer Meike has added a new version of its existing 50mm F1.7 lens to its range—this time for full frame Sony users. The previous model was aimed at users of mirrorless cameras systems and comes in APS-C and MFT mounts.

8x10 is an app for selling limited edition framed prints on Instagram

The 8x10 app lets you monetize your Instagram account by selling fine art prints of your photography directly through the photo sharing app. The app handles all the fulfillment and shipping details for you, taking a cut of your profit to cover the costs.

Panasonic Lumix TS7/FT7 is the first rugged compact camera with a built-in EVF

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DC-TS7 (known as the FT7 outside of North America), which is the first waterproof compact with an electronic viewfinder.

May 10
CMOS image sensor sales at all-time high

Overall, CMOS image sensors accounted for 81% of all image sensors sold in 2017, making CMOS by far the most utilized image sensor technology.

The Yongnuo YN43 is a Four Thirds smartphone clip-on camera with Canon lens mount

The clip-on camera for smartphones follows a very similar concept to Sony's QX-cameras, the Olympus Air, DxO One or the Kodak PixPro models.

Sony reduces Pixel Shift interval to 0.5 seconds in a7R lll

Sony has released new firmware for its a7R lll to insert a new option for Pixel Shift Multi Shooting that reduces the delay between frames to 0.5 sec. Firmware v1.10 adds the 0.5 sec delay setting to the menu so users can halve the current shortest time between frames taken with the camera in Pixel Shift Shooting mode.

Shooting polar bears with the $12,000 Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Award-winning wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his experience shooting polar bears with the new Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR in one of the harshest places on Earth. Find out why Galitz calls his $12,000 behemoth "a dream lens."

May 9
Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens

Budget camera gear brand Yongnuo has debuted a new lens. Made for the Canon EF mount, the YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at a minimum focusing distance of 23cm. No word yet on how much (or how little) it will cost.

Lomography releases gold-plated Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm F2.9 lens

The limited edition lens joins the original black and brass versions, as well as the chrome-plated version released last year. You just have to be willing to pony up an extra $150.

DJI launches Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone with 'OcuSync' and 60% quieter flight

DJI has released a new(ish) drone: the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The updated P4P features almost all of the same internal specs of the original, but integrates a new high-res low-latency 'OcuSync' transmission system and decreases flight noise by 60%.

Google Photos gets AI-powered suggested photo edits and colorization feature

Google announced a bunch of AI-powered improvements to its Google Photos service at the I/O developer conference yesterday, including a feature that will suggest photo edits to improve your images, and automatic colorization for black-and-white photos.

Buying guide update: The Sony a7 III is the best camera you can buy for under $2000

The Sony a7 III impressed us in our recent in-depth review, and we've revisited our collection of buying guides to reflect our final conclusions. Click through for links to our updated guides covering the best cameras under $2000, and the best cameras for people and events.

May 8
Major Fuji X-T2 firmware update adds internal F-log recording, slow-mo, and more

Fujifilm has released a massive firmware update for the X-T2. Version 4.0 brings nine new features in all, including internal F-Log recording, 120fps 1080p video capture, focus bracketing, improved AF performance, and more.

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