June 19
DPReview TV: Tripod head roundup

Tripod heads aren't the most exciting subject, but if you're into shooting landscapes, wildlife or video, then having the right head will make your life a lot easier. In this episode, Chris discusses the pros and cons of each type of tripod head.

June 18
Video: Photographer uses a 4x5 large format camera and expired film for wildlife photography

Markus Hofstätter often uses analog photography techniques for portrait photography. The recent pandemic lockdown has allowed Hofstätter to explore the nearby nature and grow close with a local family of swans. He was able to turn his large format camera into a wildlife photography setup.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Uncommon film formats & types

We've already discussed common film types, now it's time to take a look at the oddball film formats. From the discontinued to the hard-to-find, how many of these have you shot?

June 17
Researchers propose ‘spaceplates’ to miniaturize lenses by reducing air gaps

A team from the University of Ottawa has shown that lenses can be made shorter when spaceplates made of metamaterials are introduced to the optical path. The findings promise miniaturized lenses with no loss of quality

Profoto launches Profoto Camera, a new app with built-in camera and ProfotoRAW file format

Profoto has been expanding its lineup of AirX-enabled lights. Photographers can now use AirX lights with a new Profoto Camera smartphone application. The app includes a built-in camera with advanced shooting features and a new ProfotoRAW file format.

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art field review

Sigma's 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art is a designed-for-mirrorless reimagining of the company's very first 'Art' lens that was released all the way back in 2012 for DSLR cameras. It's got some big shoes to fill, so check out how it fares in our review.

Leaked details about DJI's Mini SE reveal it may be DJI’s most affordable drone yet

DJI is repackaging its original Mini drone, adding an SE label, and pricing it for big box stores such as Walmart and Costco. According to leaks, this may be the company's most affordable drone yet.

June 16
Kickstarter: BAD Wrap is a flexible, padded waterproof wrap for your camera gear

BAD Equipment was founded this year by photographers, designers and engineers. Its first product is now on Kickstarter, the BAD Wrap. It is a posable, padded and waterproof wrap that you can use to protect your camera, lens, drone, tablet, computer and much more.

DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes

One of our favorite features on Fujifilm cameras is their Film Simulation modes, which let you quickly adjust the color and tone of photographs. The always-opinionated Chris and Jordan have their own favorites, which they cover in this episode of DPReview TV.

June 15
Kosmo Foto launches Kickstarter for a noir-inspired 35mm 400 ISO black-and-white film stock

Kosmo Foto has announced a new 400 ISO panochromatic 35mm black-and-white film inspired by the noir aesthetics of the early 20th century. The film stock is currently being funded on Kickstarter.

This photograph illustrates how quickly the International Space Station orbits Earth

The International Space Station (ISS) travels nearly 8 kilometers every second. Put another way, the ISS travels at more than 17,000 miles per hour. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently aboard the ISS and has recently captured an image that shows just how fast that is.

Sigma fp L initial review update: Studio scene analysis

We've just completed our studio scene analysis of Sigma's diminutive fp L high-resolution mirrorless camera – take a look at how its 61 megapixel sensor performs against other mirrorless options in both Raw and JPEG, at high and low ISO values.

June 14
Razer announces new Blade 14 laptop with AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, up to RTX 3080 GPU and more

After a three-year hiatus, the Blade 14 lineup is back with three models, all powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU. GPU options start with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 and top out with an RTX 3080 for those who need all the processing power.

Full frame mirrorless lens guide 2021

Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. Take a look at our updated guide to Nikon, Canon, Sony and Panasonic/Sigma/Leica mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.

Gitzo takes a battering for lack of communication over Légende tripod delays.

A delay of up to three months to fix a packaging issue has annoyed some Gitzo customers, but not as much as the company's alleged lack of response to emails sent to a dedicated Gitzo address

CIPA's April 2021 data: Shipments are down, but the average price of camera units is steadily increasing

According to CIPA's numbers, there are fewer camera units being shipped around the globe, but the value of the average camera unit being shipped is increasing at a steady pace.

China's Zhurong rover sends back its first images from the Martian surface, including an adorable selfie

The image, which shows the Zhurong Rover and its Tianwen-1 lander in the frame, was captured using a remote camera dropped by the Zhurong rover.

June 13
Head to Head: Apple Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro

We pit Adobe's Premiere Pro against Apple's Final Cut Pro to see which video editor takes the performance crown. Same timeline, same footage, same effects... very different results.

June 12
Video: A ‘Retro Review’ of the 20-year-old Canon Pro90 IS, Canon’s first digital camera with optical image stabilization

Gordon Laing has shared another Retro Review, this time showing off the 20-year-old Canon Pro90IS.

DPReview TV: High-end APS-C mirrorless camera comparison

This week, Chris and Jordan compare four flagship APS-C mirrorless cameras: the Sony a6600, Fujifilm X-T4, Canon M6 Mark II and Nikon Z50. See how these great models stack up against each other.

June 11
Venus Optics' new $549 7.5mm F2 MFT lens now has electronic aperture control

The lens features the same optical construction but adds electronic aperture control and a chip for transferring metadata between the lens and MFT camera it's attached to.

What we know about the new Sony Airpeak drone

Sony teased its plans to enter the drone market for months. This week, it revealed several important details about its first model, the Airpeak S1, which gives us a look at the features and design philosophy Sony prioritized.

Zhong Yi brings its Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 III lens to Leica L mount camera systems

The L mount version of the lens retails for $799 and joins the previously-released versions for Canon RF, Leica M, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Film Fridays: How to shoot, develop and scan 110 film in 2021

110 film is a cartridge-based system first launched in the early 1970s. It's easier to work with than 35mm but offers a smaller frame size. These days, you can pick up a 110 camera for cheap. Even better: you can still buy 110 film cartridges, new. Here's a primer on shooting this whacky, wonderful format in 2021.

June 10
Video: iFixit shows off the tech (literally) behind the XDR Display inside Apple's 12.9" M1 iPad Pro

The entire teardown isn't complete yet, but iFixit has shared a short video that tears apart a new 12.9" M1 iPad Pro to show how Apple is using Mini LED technology to power the flagship iPad's XDR display.

Video: Relaxing shutter sounds from 18 cameras is ASMR for photographers

Photographer Sails Chong has access to a very diverse collection of cameras. He's recorded their sounds in a new, hypnotic video.

Samsung announces 50MP ISOCELL JN1 smartphone camera sensor with 0.64μm pixels

Aside from incredibly small pixels, the 50MP sensor features new 'Double Super PDAF' technology, as well as an 'enhanced' Smart-ISO feature for better low-light focusing performance.

Hands-on with new Nikon Z 105mm and 50mm macro lenses

The Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S and 50mm F2.8 are the first macro lenses for Nikon's Z-mount. Go hands-on with us to learn more about these versatile lenses.

Olympus 8-25mm F4 Pro sample gallery (DPReview TV)

You've watched the video, now see the stills that Chris and Jordan shot while reviewing the new Olympus 8-25mm F4 Pro zoom. Find out why this lens will appeal to photographers and videographers who use the Micro Four Thirds system.

Sony announces the Airpeak S1, a $9K professional drone for creatives

Sony Electronics has officially revealed full details for the Airpeak S1, a professional drone aimed at creatives. It is the world's smallest drone capable of carrying Sony's line of full-size Alpha series cameras.

June 9
See the first images NASA's Juno captured as it sailed by Jupiter's giant moon, Ganymede

NASA's Juno spacecraft is hard at work analyzing Jupiter and its moons. Using two of its onboard imagers, Ganymede captured a couple of images during its flyby, revealing spectacular detail of the lunar surface.

Sony launches $1M 'Create Action' initiative to support local non-profit organizations

Sony Corporation has announced a nationwide Create Action initiative. The social justice program includes $1M in support for 10 selected non-profit organizations that support underrepresented and underserved communities.

World’s longest AF SLR lens, the Canon EF 1200mm F5.6, comes up for sale at auction in Germany

Could it hit $200,000? Quite possibly. The Canon EF1200mm f/5.6 L USM is an extremely rare beast, but one is coming to auction in October this year

The need for (transfer) speed: Five full-featured Thunderbolt 3 docks compared

There are so many Thunderbolt Docks on the market at the moment that it can be overwhelming to find the right one for you. We took a look at five different options to see how they might fit into your workflow.

DPReview TV: Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro review

The Olympus 8-25mm F4 Pro is a portable, well-built zoom lens for everyday shooting on Micro Four Thirds bodies. See if it made the cut in this latest episode of DPReview TV.

Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro sample gallery

The new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro offers Micro Four Thirds shooters a really useful 16-50mm equivalent focal range. Compact and weather-sealed, it's especially well-suited for landscape and nature photography.

Hands-on with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO

We take a hands-on look at the new Olympus 8-25mm F4 Pro lens to see what it has to offer. Find out why it will appeal to both photographers and videographers who use the Micro Four Thirds system.

Here's the Olympus PEN E-P7 and here's what it means...

OM Digital Solutions has announced the Olympus PEN E-P7, a 20MP image-stabilized Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. The mid-range model is initially being launched in Europe and other select regions, but not North America.

Olympus introduces M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro Micro Four Thirds lens

Olympus has added a new lens to its 'Pro' lineup of Micro Four Thirds lenses: the M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4. The lens, equivalent to 16-50mm, has numerous special elements, a manual focus clutch and is weather-sealed to IPX1 standards.

June 8
Rare Zeiss Planar 50mm F0.7 lens designed for NASA could fetch $150,000 at auction

In 1966, Zeiss designed a 50mm F0.7 lens for NASA for its Apollo missions. Zeiss made only 10 of these lenses, six of which went to NASA. One of these lenses is now up for auction by Leitz Photographica Auction, and organizers believe the lens could sell for nearly $150,000.

Sigma interview: 'All employees have to respect each other, educate each other, and encourage each other'

In a wide-ranging interview Katuto Yamaki of Sigma speaks to us about his vision for the future of his company as both a lens manufacturer and camera manufacturer, what he learned from Covid, and what the future holds for Sigma.

Thousands of seabird eggs destroyed by two careless drone pilots

Thousands of seabird eggs were abandoned, and subsequently destroyed, when two careless drone pilots crashed at a conservancy in Orange County, California.

Lightroom Classic gets native M1 support, Lightroom gets Super Resolution and more with Adobe's June 2021 update

Adobe has released its June 2021 updates, bringing new and improved features to nearly every version of Lightroom and Photoshop it has to offer.

June 7
WWDC 2021: Apple unveils latest updates for iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and more

Apple's WWDC 2021 virtual event is currently taking place. Check out our coverage of the latest news and updates as it's released.

Video: This music video is made entirely from over 5,000 cyanotype prints

The cyanotype photographic printing process was developed in the mid-19th century. Now, nearly 180 years after its development, the cyanotype process has now even been used to create a music video.

Interview: Kristin Bedford digs into Los Angeles' lowrider culture with 'Cruise Night'

Kristin Bedford spent several years photographing the Mexican American lowrider car community in East Los Angeles. The result of her efforts is a powerful and beautiful series of images that bridge the gap between documentation and social realism.

Video: Our closest look yet at Canon’s forthcoming EOS R3 mirrorless camera

Gordon Laing, Editor at Cameralabs, has shared a preview video of Canon’s new EOS R3 mirrorless camera, giving us our closest look yet at Canon’s upcoming mirrorless camera.

June 6
Physicists now understand the multi-spectral qualities of the world’s first color photographs

Physicist Gabriel Lippmann won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1908 for his work in color photography techniques. Nearly a century after Lippmann's death, physicists have unlocked the spectral secrets of Lippmann's photographs.

Buying guide: Best cameras for travel

With opportunities for travel starting to pick up again in certain parts of the world, if you're lucky enough to be able to book a trip, you may be wondering what camera to bring with you. We took a look at more than a dozen cameras and narrowed our recommendations down to two.

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