Every photographer knows about APS-C sensors, but what about APS film? This week, Chris and Jordan take a stroll down memory lane and try out the original APS format, a technology that promised to streamline the film workflow, but which ultimately lost out to digital technology.
mobileJun 8, 2018 at 15:28
Although it wasn’t a stand-out detail during the keynote, Apple is bringing new features and improved performance when working with Raw photos on iOS 12. We break down a few of the updates we’ve come across in the iOS 12 Beta 1.
Jun 7, 2018 at 18:27
Manfrotto has updated its travel tripod range with three new tripod models: the Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber, Befree GT, and Befree Live Carbon Fiber. The first two models feature Manfrotto's M-lock twist lock, and the Befree Live Carbon Fiber is designed for recording video.
Jun 7, 2018 at 15:56
Parrot has launched its latest consumer drone, the Anafi. This folding drone will retail for just shy of $700 and features a 21-megapixel camera capable of 4K HDR capture at 30 fps.
Canon has announced a new version of its popular 70-200mm F4L tele-zoom. The new Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM features numerous improvements over its predecessor, including 5 stops of stabilization and a reduced minimum focus distance.
lens newsJun 7, 2018 at 04:00
The third version of Canon's 70-200mm F2.8L features the same optics and 3.5 stop image Stabilization system as its predecessor but adds Air Sphere Coating and fluorine coating on front and rear elements.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a 1"-type compact camera with a 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and a 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 zoom lens. We've been shooting with one since its launch and have prepared a brief overview video.
mobileJun 6, 2018 at 17:39
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Instagram is working on the ability to allow uploads of videos with a length of up to one hour – which could have a big impact on how video is created and shared in the future.
Jun 6, 2018 at 15:26
Although rare — only 1 in 17,000 sold are affected — Peak Design has noticed its recently-updated Anchor connectors are showing premature wear due to using a thinner cord. As a result, Peak Design is offering free replacements for all affected customers and has launched an updated version to fix the issue.
Jun 6, 2018 at 14:37
Hot Wheels has teamed up with GoPro to bring turn your childhood dreams into reality. Now, with Hot Wheels new ‘Zoom In’ car, you can record POV onboard footage of your bedroom track days with your GoPro.
Jun 6, 2018 at 13:00
DxO Labs announced bankruptcy a few months back, but with a silver-lining: its flagship desktop software, Photolab, would receive a free update by summer. The company also announced that the Nik Software Collection would receive its first update since 2017. As of today, both promises have been fulfilled.
videoJun 6, 2018 at 00:12
Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has announced that the Ronin-S, its first single-handed stabilizer, will be available from late this month at a cost of $699. Click through for more details.
Jun 5, 2018 at 18:12
At its WWDC developer conference Apple has showcased some imaging-related improvements in the beta version of iOS 12.
camera newsJun 5, 2018 at 14:17
Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX100 VI, a 1"-type compact camera with a 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 zoom lens, 315 phase detection points and the ability to shoot at 24 fps with autofocus.
Jun 5, 2018 at 11:00
There's no practical reason why anyone should make a Canon lens adapter for the 0.5MP Game Boy Camera – which is why it's so amazing that someone actually did it.
Jun 5, 2018 at 00:04
Japanese rumor site Nokishita has published images it claims are of the forthcoming, as yet unannounced, Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 lens for the Sony E mount.
mobileJun 4, 2018 at 18:26
Last week, HMD Global released a software update for the Nokia 8 smartphone that added a new Pro Camera mode giving users manual control over five camera functions: shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus, and exposure.
Jun 4, 2018 at 17:48
Leica has announced a new flash and remote control flash unit for its Q, SL/CL and M-series digital cameras. The Leica SF 60 flash offers TTL metering and high-speed sync up to 1/8000sec, while the SF C1 remote control unit enables wireless control of SF 60 flash units across up to seven channels in three groups.
The SeaLife DC2000, is a waterproof, rugged compact camera with a large 1"-type sensor and a fixed 31mm-equivalent F1.8 prime lens. It's primarily aimed at diving enthusiasts, but we've seen what it can do above the sea as well as below.
The new Fujifilm X-T100 includes some impressive features at a budget-friendly price. So, how does this Bayer sensor camera stack up? Chris and Jordan have been shooting it since launch day, and it won't surprise you to find out they have an opinion on the matter. Tune in to this week's episode to find out what they think.
Jun 2, 2018 at 13:00
A longtime amateur photographer, Ze’ev Kirshenboim shares his story of learning to photograph the colorful – and sometimes dangerous – underwater world.
camera newsJun 1, 2018 at 22:18
Denim lovers will be delighted to know that there is soon to be a camera that will go with all of their outfits. In honor of this ubiquitous fabric "that suits everyone" Olympus has launched a denim-blue version of the Pen E-PL9 to appeal to fashionable photographers everywhere.
Jun 1, 2018 at 20:16
Yongnuo has unveiled a new version of its 50mm F1.4 lens. The upcoming YN 50mm F1.4 II features a USB port for firmware updates, support for live view focusing and a new external design.
Jun 1, 2018 at 14:01
After noting errors in our K-1 Mark II studio scene, we've re-shot both that camera and its predecessor. DPReview's Reviews Editor, Carey Rose, has the background on what happened.
lens newsMay 31, 2018 at 18:25
Chinese company Machang Optics is preparing to launch its new Kamlan 28mm F1.4 mirrorless lens on Kickstarter. The company plans to offer the lens in Canon EOS M, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Fuji XF mounts for an eventual retail price of $200.
May 31, 2018 at 16:53
Autofocus issues with Tamron's new 28-75mm F2.8 for E-mount have been reported by some users, and the company has issued an official acknowledgement of the problems. The company says it is 'evaluating the cause of the error' and will issue a firmware update when it finds a solution.
mobileMay 31, 2018 at 16:21
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's latest device offers top-end specifications at an enticing price point.
camera newsMay 31, 2018 at 16:10
It’s a bad week for film lovers as Canon follows Leica with the news of the discontinuation of an important 35mm camera from its lineup. Earlier Leica reported the end of the M7, and now Canon has announced it has ceased production of its flagship film body, the EOS-1v.
May 30, 2018 at 19:25
The Skydio R1 aerial "self-flying camera" received its first major software update today, introducing a new Car Follow mode enabling the drone to follow vehicles autonomously while capturing footage.
mobileMay 30, 2018 at 17:16
The popular Camera+ app for iOS has received a complete overhaul. Version 2 now offers a depth mode, dual-cam support and a completely new interface.
Tamron's 28-75mm F2.8 lens for E-mount is sharp, compact and is the first third-party standard zoom for the system. While we work through our full review, check out our preliminary sample gallery to get a feel for how it performs.
May 29, 2018 at 20:19
Sony has unveiled a faster, higher-resolution OLED panel for use as an electronic viewfinder. The UXGA panel gives a 25% increase in each direction, compared with the 2.36M-dot finders in recent high-end models. The panel also promises a 240 fps mode to give a more lifelike preview.
May 29, 2018 at 20:02
NASA explains that a grass fire caused by the GRACE-FO launch on May 22 was behind the damage to one of Bill Ingalls' remote cameras.
Leica has discontinued its M7 film camera after 16 years of service. According to the Red Dot Forum, which is run by the Miami Leica store, the last of the M7 standard and ‘a la Carte’ bodies has been built and no more will be made.
SponsoredMay 29, 2018 at 14:00
Wildlife photographer Jake Davis showed us around Yellowstone during the park's quiet season before summer, capturing the local residents with the Panasonic Lumix G9.
We've seen huge breakthroughs in the computational photography techniques in the latest smartphones, as well as the launch of some excellent small sensors in more traditional cameras. Does that mean that bigger is no longer necessarily better?
May 27, 2018 at 13:00
This week, Chris and Jordan take a break from gear reviews to discuss things you should know to get proper exposure when shooting video. Get some practical tips and learn about Chris and Jordan's exposure square... or is that an exposure trapezoid? Tune in to find out.
accessory reviewMay 26, 2018 at 13:00
The Rhake pack is weatherproof multi-purpose bag with a dedicated camera insert, lifetime guarantee – and steep price tag.
May 25, 2018 at 15:16
Well-known photography educators Tony and Chelsey Northrup recently won $40,000 from an Australian company who used one of their most popular portraits on product packaging without so much as asking permission. Check out the video for the full story.
lens newsMay 25, 2018 at 14:47
The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens—colloquially referred to as the 'bokeh master'—will cost just $1,600 USD when it ships for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts in 'late June.' That's $600 less than the Nikon 105mm F1.4E.
May 25, 2018 at 13:33
'Recall shooting functions' lets you recall previously saved exposure settings (including shutter speed and aperture) by simply pressing and holding specific controls. The function is designed to allow for quick shooting parameter changes in variable light conditions.
In other news
Instagram is the fourth Facebook-owned social media app to reach the coveted 1 billion users mark.
Fujifilm has unveiled GetPix DASH, an inexpensive photo kiosk platform for printing images from a mobile device.
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German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.
Google has finally added the ability to mark your favorite images in Google Photos, so they can be filtered into a dedicated album. The service is also planning to a social network-like "heart" button that lets you like other people's photos.
Kodak Alaris has launched a new single-use disposable camera in Europe. Called the Kodak Daylight Single Use Camera, this 800 ISO film camera is supposedly ideal for parties, weddings, and similar events.
You can now insert another user's Instagram post into your own Stories as a customized sticker, the first official "regram" feature we've seen from the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.
Synology has added a new 6-bay NAS to its DiskStation+ series, and it's aimed squarely at photographers and medium sized businesses. The DS1618+ can handle up to six 12TB drives, giving it a max capacity of 72TB, or up to 60TB in RAID 5.
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"...excuse me if I don’t walk around in front of [my client] shooting bloody BTS because somebody on social media wants to see it because they can’t be arsed to attend a proper controlled seminar and learn properly, they’d rather be ‘cheap’ and just try to reverse engineer BTS stuff."
OnePlus has slightly boosted the camera specifics of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. Compared to its predecessor, it boasts both a bigger sensor and optical image stabilization.
A piece of leaked code revealed a new feature—since confirmed by Instagram's CEO—that is coming to Instagram. It's called 'time spent,' and it will allow users to track how much time they spend on the photo sharing app so they can be more 'intentional' about it.
In the ad, a woman pulls out her iPhone to take a selfie in a train station, and all sorts of studio lights, umbrellas and softboxes materialize out of nowhere around her.
In a leaked internal email, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun details the creation of a dedicated in-house camera department that will focus exclusively on developing better camera tech for the brand's smartphones.
hähnel has extended its range of radio-triggered Modus 600RT flash units with a model for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The unit can be used directly in the hotshoe as a standalone flash, or within a group of flashes as a TTL commander or a slave using radio or optical communication.
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"The idea that a 50-mm best approximates human sight has more to do with the early history of lens production than any essential optical correspondence between the lens and the eye."
At the I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed that its AI-based image recognition system Google Lens will be making its way into several stock camera apps on Android smartphones.
With the release of the Huawei P20 Pro, triple-cameras made their debut in the high-end smartphone market. But it seems the technology could trickle down to mid-range devices faster than we thought, thanks to Qualcomm.
Elizabeth Gray at Photography Life has put together a helpful guide that explains the difference between PPI (pixels per inch) and DPI (dots per inch), and how these terms relate to capturing, editing, and printing photos.
The Trint for Premiere plugin integrates seamlessly into Adobe Premiere Pro CC, using the company's popular speech-to-text technology to automatically generate easy-to-edit captions for your video projects.
The Sharp AQUOS R2 comes with a dual camera that's a little... different. Instead of using one of the modules for extra zoom, sharp installed an ultra-wide-angle 16.3MP camera that is used exclusively for capturing video.
The Telegraph has compiled this inspirational slideshow of 10 entries from the People category of National Geographic's ongoing Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.
According to a report in the Taipei Times, Apple won't be jumping on the triple-camera bandwagon this year. The report claims Apple's first triple-camera flagship phone will arrive in the second half of next year.
SPOILER ALERT: There's a 'disintegration effect' used at some point in the new Avengers: Infinity War movie. We won't tell you when or why, but Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE will tell you how to recreate this effect on a portrait in Photoshop.
The latest version of Adobe's mobile editing app for Android comes with a number of useful new features.
Photographer and YouTuber Peter McKinnon has created something absolutely ridiculous: a DIY 'selfie stick' that can hold a $6,000 cinema camera and $400 boom mic at arms length. Why, you ask? To that McKinnon responds: why not!?
The first AI they trained this way required minimal human supervision, and yet it outperformed every other computer-vision AI out there.
In the camera department, LG sticks to its strategy of differentiating itself from most competitors by offering a super-wide-angle lens in its dual-camera setup.
Amateur Photographer magazine sat down with SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill this week to ask him all about the Flickr acquisition, how it happened, and what SmugMug plans to do with the Flickr website and community now that they own it.
A number of new Instagram features were announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference, including support for Stories in third-party apps and a new video chat feature.
The updated Halide app allows for control of some camera functions from your Apple Watch.
4-year-old Max was diagnosed with high-functioning autism last year, and photography has been one of the most impactful interventions since his diagnosis. "When Max has the camera in his hand, he has an air of confidence around him," says his mother.
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