February 21
Sigma announces 14mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 135mm F1.8 Art lenses

Sigma has released a trio of its high-end 'Art' lenses: a 14mm F1.8, optically stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 and a 135mm F1.8. All three lenses will be available for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma bodies. Read more

Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens

Sigma has announced the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, a relatively compact and lightweight stabilized super-telephoto lens that promises the performance of brighter 100-400s, but in a smaller package. Read more

February 20
Fotodiox Pro launches five GFX lens adapters

Fotodiox Pro has launched five new lens mount adapters for the forthcoming Fujifilm GFX medium-format system. Read more

Irix introduces super wide-angle 11mm for full-frame DSLRs

New optics manufacturer Irix has announced a second extreme wide-angle lens for full frame DSLR users that will join its existing 15mm F2.4. The new lens is a manual focus 11mm F4 which will come in two versions, Blackstone and Firefly, like the company’s first lens. Read more

OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC

Smartphone maker OPPO has sent out a teaser email, suggesting it will launch a smartphone camera with 5x zoom at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Read more

Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E sample gallery

The Nikon 19mm F4 is a wide-angle tilt-shift, or as Nikon calls it, Perspective Control lens with the ability to independently rotate the direction of tilt or shift. It's an ideal tool for keeping those parallel lines straight when working with architecture or interiors. See gallery

First look video: YI 4K+ action camera shoots 4K/60p and stabilized 4K/30p

The newest action camera from YI technology shoots 4K/60p, offers electronically stabilized 4K/30p and features the best user interface of any action camera on the market. See video

February 19
2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

The results from the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition are in and to say that we're impressed is an understatement. Read more

Photography fundamentals explained

Want to brush up on some basic concepts? Our technical explainer articles now live in one easy-to-bookmark place. Learn more

February 18
The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography - part 4: technique

Landscape shooter Erez Marom's series on aerial photography continues with some advice to help you get the shot once you're in the air. Read more

Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available

Yongnuo has launched its budget-friendly 85mm F1.8 for EF mount, which closely resembles Canon's own 85mm F1.8. Read more

February 17
iPhone 8 expected to replace Touch ID with 3D facial recognition

Apple's upcoming iPhone could do away with the Touch ID fingerprint reader and introduce 3D-facial recognition with a front-facing laser scanner as a security feature to Apple smartphones. Read more

Metropolitan Museum adds 375,000 scans of artwork to public domain

Hundreds of thousands of scanned artwork and photos are now available under public domain license thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified

Sony has published a video demonstrating the principles behind its apodization filter on its new STF 100mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, explaining how it creates very smooth bokeh both in front of, and behind, the focus plane. Have a watch and read our analysis of this feature, and our initial impressions of this phenomenal new lens for E-mount. Read more

Leica SL gallery update

We've been spending a lot of time around town with our Leica SL review sample, from sunsets to portraits to dimly lit concerts. We've even thrown an adapted lens on for good measure. Take a look at how it's performed. Read more

Silkypix Development Studio Pro8 released with new clarity slider and B&W controls

A new version of Silkypix Development Studio Pro adds a clarity slider, controls for monochrome conversions and a dedicated correction tool for underwater photos. Read more

Crash drones over and over again with Microsoft's open source simulator

Microsoft has released a free, open source simulator to help engineers test – and yes, repeatedly crash – drones in a photo-realistic environment. Read more

February 16
Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets

Kodak and French electronics maker Archos have announced that the latter will launch a line of Kodak-branded tablets. Read more

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery

With a weather-resistant metal housing, the Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR is right at home on the X-T2. We braved both some rare Seattle snowfall and rare Seattle sunfall to snag some sample images from Fuji's robust 35mm equiv. prime. It even rained babies. Sometimes we get lucky. See gallery

Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80

We missed the Nikon D80's tenth birthday last September, so we're doing right by making it our choice for this week's Throwback Thursday. Incidentally, it was also staffer Carey Rose's first 'serious' camera. Read more

Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology

Canon's CMOS sensors are capable of capturing some amazing low light video footage, but this new video showcasing the technology... maybe takes it all a bit too seriously. See video

February 15
Leica tweaks handling of its new M10 with firmware 1.3.4.0

Leica has introduced new firmware for its latest M series digital rangefinder that aims to improve a number of aspects of the camera’s handling and operation. Read more

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II firmware updated to version 1.1.3

Canon has released new firmware for its EOS-1D X Mark II professional DSLR, which improves USB communication, increases the maximum shutter release cycles number and, of course, fixes miscellaneous bugs. Read more

Don't forget: Challenge of Challenges 2016 voting closes Friday

Don't miss your chance to help crown the winner of the ultimate DPReview challenge. Read more

Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D

The new Canon EOS 77D slots in-between the Rebel line and the EOS 80D, and incorporates a lot of the same features as that camera at a lower price-point. We recently had access to a 77D and took a closer look. Read more

Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D in some regions) replaces the T6i at the entry-level end of the company's DSLR lineup. The T7i is designed to be as small and portable as possible, while still packing a fairly impressive feature set. Read on

Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF

The replacement for the entry-level EOS M3 is here and it's essentially an EOS M5 in a smaller package with no built-in EVF. Read more

New Canon EOS 77D sits between Rebel T7i and EOS 80D

Canon has just announced the EOS 77D, which is positioned between the company's established Rebel line and the higher-end 80D. It comes with a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel AF, a Digic 7 processor, and it weighs in at just over a pound. Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D bring Dual Pixel AF to entry-level series

Canon is taking the wraps off its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T7i. It offers a 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel AF for live view shooting, as well as a 45-point all-cross-type AF system for viewfinder shooting. Read more

Canon announces Bluetooth remote and 20% smaller EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 kit zoom

Canon has announced a new, smaller (but slower) 18-55mm kit zoom and its first-ever Bluetooth-enabled remote for the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i / EOS 800D. Read more

February 14
Picture of Russian ambassador’s assassin wins World Press Photo award

The 60th World Press Photo award has been won by a Turkish photographer for the controversial image of the direct aftermath of the assassination of the country’s Russian ambassador. Warning: graphic image Read more

RawTherapee 5.0 released with new tools, faster performance and bug fixes

Free raw photo-processing application RawTherapee has been updated to version 5.0, adding numerous features including support for both grayscale TIFF and JPEG along with 'over two years worth' of improvements, including cleaner code, unspecified bug fixes, and faster speeds. Read more

Fancy is a pocketable smartphone gimbal

Chinese company WeWow is running an Indiegogo campaign to fund the production of the currently smallest and lightest smartphone stabilizer. Read more

Heliskiing in British Columbia: Scott Rinckenberger uses the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Scott Rinckenberger is a professional adventure and outdoor sports photographer. We lent him the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II for a few days, to shoot a wintry commission for outdoor clothing brand Eddie Bauer. See video

February 13
Apple files patent application for optimization of focus stacks

Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more

Phase One and LogicKeyboard launch special Mac keyboard for Capture One Pro 10

Phase One has teamed up with LogicKeyboard to launch a special keyboard designed specifically for the macOS version of its Capture One Pro software. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage

With access to a pair of production-ready Lumix GH5 cameras running near-final firmware, we headed to a local whiskey distillery to put them to the test. Read more

Sony SLT a99 II Review

The Sony Alpha 99 II is a 42MP full-frame addition to the company's A-mount range of cameras. It uses a semi-transparent mirror to enable full-time secondary-sensor autofocus in conjunction with on-sensor phase detection. We're taking a look through that particular looking glass. Read more

Nikon cancels DL compact series citing high development costs

Nikon has officially put an end to the DL series. Announced just under a year ago, the three DL compacts would have had 1" sensors, and were originally set to ship in June 2016. Read more

February 12
OnePlus 3T camera review

The OnePlus 3T offers all-around top-specs and snappy performance. While the camera performance can't quite match the best in class, it is still very good, making the 3T one of the best value propositions in the market. Read more

February 11
The people and the sights of WPPI 2017

This year's Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and expo featured workshops from industry-leading photographers, some unexpected new gear releases and plenty of fun, unique, and sometimes downright weird photo-related products. Read more

Think Tank launches Signature series of soft shoulder bags

Camera bag manufacturer Think Tank has announced a new range of shoulder bags designed to look good as well as protect your equipment. Read more

Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates

In the latest LensRentals blog post, Roger Cicala writes about a phrase he hears a lot: 'This zoom is just as good as a prime.' Find out why it sets his teeth on edge. Read more

February 10
Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies

A research study finds that a majority of smartphone users enjoys taking selfies, but very few people like looking at others' selfies. Read more

Pixlplay turns a smartphone into a big, durable 'camera' for kids

Pixlplay is a durable smartphone case shaped like a classic 35mm film camera. With moveable dials and knobs, it aims to teach kids about photography while keeping your phone intact. Read more

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM sample gallery update

We've updated our Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM gallery with a selection of samples taken with the EOS 80D. Read more

This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws

The Straw Camera is an unusual analog camera. The product of a collaboration between photographers Michael Farrell and Cliff Haynes, it's made out of ordinary drinking straws. Read more

Video overview: Sony's FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM and FE 85mm F1.8

Get a closer look at some of the headline features of Sony's newest FE lenses in our video overview from the show floor at WPPI. See video

February 9
Panasonic's new organic CMOS sensor won't be in your next camera but it's cool anyway

Panasonic's latest organic CMOS chip can capture visible and near-infrared light at the same time without sacrificing resolution. Read more

Panasonic cuts stabilizer hum in Lumix G80/85 and GX80/85 with firmware update

Panasonic has released new firmware for its Lumix G80/81/85 and GX80/GX85 camera models that eliminates the whirring noise caused by the in-body stabilization system while in stand-by mode. Read more

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