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April 2016 news and reviews

April 30
Let's take a look: Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide

The good people at iFixit publish product-specific disassembly guides, written to help common folk make simple repairs to their own electronic devices. They're also a great way to peek inside a digital camera without voiding your warranty. This week we look inside the Canon PowerShot G16. Read more

April 29
MacPhun launches Filters for Photos free app for Mac users

Software developer MacPhun has announced a free app for Mac OS X users that adds 30 filter effects to Apple's Photos program. Read more

Getty accuses Google of anti-competition practices, files complaint in EU

Google makes high resolution photos freely available through its Images search engine, and Getty Images has had enough of it. Read more

Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Sony's latest patent might raise some privacy concerns.

Camera Raw 9.5.1, Lightroom updates add Pentax K-1 support

Adobe has released updates for ACR as well as standalone and CC versions of Lightroom, providing Raw support for the Pentax K-1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III as well as minor bug fixes. Read more

April 28
Padcaster VERSE is a mobile media case for iOS and Android devices

The Padcaster Verse offers an adjustable mount, making it suitable for a large range of mobile devices. 

ON1 Photo RAW, a new non-destructive Raw processor, launches this fall

ON1, an Oregon-based photography software developer, has announced a combination non-destructive photo editor and Raw processor: ON1 Photo RAW. The application has been built from the ground up to work with modern computers and high-resolution camera systems. Learn more

Leica launches M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder with no rear screen

German camera manufacturer Leica has announced a new M digital rangefinder that has no LCD panel. The Leica M-D (Typ 262) will be almost exactly the same as the existing M (Typ 262) but without a rear screen for reviewing images and working the menu. Read more

Video: Meet the Nikon D500

It's really here. The wait for the D300's successor has been a long one, but the Nikon D500 has officially arrived. Take a look at what's new and notable in Nikon's freshly-revived flagship APS-C line. See video

April 27
Sony enables XAVC S recording to SDHC card with a7R II and a7S II firmware update

Newly released firmware updates for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Previously, XAVC S format video could only be recorded to an SDXC card. Read more

The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review

The Canon EOS 80D is Canon's latest enthusiast-focused DSLR, and one of the company's most innovative cameras yet. A new 24MP sensor offers greatly improved dynamic range and enables a highly capable Dual Pixel AF system, which transforms performance in live view and video. Is Canon catching up? Read on

April 26
Interchangeable lens camera sales steady as Canon profits plunge

Despite a 17.5% year-over-year drop in net income in the first quarter of 2016, Canon Inc. says that interchangeable lens camera sales are steady. Compact camera sales continue to plunge, though there is strength in a few areas. Read more

Magnum launches Photography Awards competition to celebrate its 70th birthday

The Magnum Photos agency has announced $18,000 worth of prize money for its first photography competition that will be open to anyone 18 or older. The awards are launched in part to celebrate the agency's 70 years since it was established. Read more

Helium Core turns iPhone into fully-fledged imaging rig

The Helium Core iPhone chassis offers an abundance of mounting and attachment options.

Nikon D7200 firmware 1.01 now available

Nikon has released firmware version 1.01 for the D7200, fixing a few issues including a problem applying negative exposure compensation with in-camera Raw processing. Learn more

Front-runner: Nikon D500 leads class in studio and dynamic range tests

At long last, a Nikon D500 has found its way into our office (thank you LensRentals!). We put the camera straight into our studio to find out what the long-awaited successor to the D300 can do. Learn more

April 25
Hero shot: Rollocam introduces Hercules pocket motorized dolly

A pocket-sized motorized camera dolly that runs on an AAA batteries is in the works from US company Rollocam. Hercules consists of a three-wheeled body with a tripod screw and a single press-button controller. Read more

Raspberry Pi updates camera board with 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor

Tinkerers and DIY-ers can now add an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor to their Raspberry Pi projects. Updating the previously available 5MP OmniVision chip, the Sony sensor accessory costs just $25. Learn more

Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016

With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) is a great place to see what tools and technologies are on the horizon for filmmakers, videographers, and even still photographers. We take a look at a few trends and products that caught our eye last week at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. Read more

Winners of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards announced

An Iranian photographer has won the top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards with a collection of portraits highlighting the horrors of acid throwing and the plight of its victims. Asghar Khamseh was given the title L’Iris D’or Photographer of the Year. See winners

April 24
Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico

Reportage photographer Giulio Magnifico wants to take people on a journey with him when they look at his photos. He captures street scenes and card nights in local osterias in his hometown of Udine, Italy, but over the past few years the focus of his work has been reporting on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. Read more

April 23
Down to the wire: iFixit Fujifilm X30 disassembly guide

What dark secrets lurk beneath the Fujifilm X30's cool, retro exterior? Lots and lots of ribbon cables, it turns out. iFixit guides us through a full disassembly from a safe distance. See more

Purple Reign: Photographer Brian Ach shares his experiences of working with Prince

Photographer Brian Ach was Prince's European tour photographer during his 2011 'Welcome 2' tour. Brian shared some tour stories with us in his PIX 2015 closing talk, and chatted with us again today about his experience photographing and working with Prince. Read more

April 22
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad updated with flexible design

SanDisk has refreshed its iXpand Flash Drive design with a flexible Lightning connector, USB 3.0 and a revamped app for iOS. Read more

Surprisingly sharp: Inmacus 18mm HD Wide Angle Kit lens review

The Inmacus Wide Angle HD kit offers a good quality wide-angle lens, polarizer and macro filter in one package.

April 21
DxOMark Mobile report: Nextbit Robin

DxOMark has published its image quality test results for the Nextbit Robin cloud phone.

Maximum sharpness: Nikon's automated AF Fine Tune explained

Among the features introduced in Nikon's new D5 and D500 DSLRs, we're very excited by automated AF Fine Tune. This feature allows users to quickly fine-tune their specific camera bodies and lenses, maximising the chanes of a sharp shot and avoiding the lengthy process of trial-and-error tuning that was previously necessary. Watch our video and read our in-depth analysis

Condition One unveils rugged 'Bison' rig for outdoor VR documentaries

Production studio and early VR adopter Condition One has created a rugged VR camera rig for internal use called 'Bison.' Using 16 cameras, it produces 360-degree 3D videos with 3D positional audio. Read more

Super stable: Panasonic GX85 pre-production sample gallery

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 / GX80 manages to take most of what we like about the GX8 and pack it into a smaller, lighter body. We've taken a pre-production model for a spin around Puget Sound to see how it measures up. Read more

Learning curve: LensRentals examines the workings of linear focus motors

In their latest blog post, the crew at LensRentals tears apart a series of linear drive lenses and discuss the various designs they've encountered – some are robust, others, not so much. Read more

April 20
Lytro poised to forever change filmmaking: debuts Cinema prototype and short film at NAB

Lytro debuted its Cinema prototype, and footage shot with the system, to a packed showroom at NAB 2016. To say we're impressed would be an understatement. Cinema is massive, but the high resolution, low noise capture paired with depth-screening, simulation of F0.3 apertures, and perspective shifts in post mean that Lytro may just be poised to change the face of cinema forever. Read more

Nikon announces delays for DL-series and other compacts

Nikon has announced delays of some recently announced compacts, including the DL-series compacts, the Coolpix A300/A900, B500/B700 and the KeyMission 360. Read more

Kumamoto earthquake keeps Sony sensor factory shuttered

The major earthquakes that struck Japan on April 14th and 15th have closed Sony's Kumamoto factory, which primarily manufacturers sensors for digital cameras. Read more

Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design

After some confusion around Leica's involvement in the P9 camera development Huawei has today issued a statement. 

Prime time: Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C full-production sample gallery

We had our first opportunity to shoot with the Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary at CP+. With a full-production lens in hand and good weather in the air, we've put the lens through its paces a little closer to home. Read more

Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip

Accessory manufacturer miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new iPhone grip that it says brings DSLR-style controls to Apple's smartphone. Read more

April 19
Nikon SnapBridge now available for Android, iOS to follow this summer

Nikon's SnapBridge utilizes BLE connectivity between compatible cameras and mobile devices.

Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 DI Macro VC USD real-world sample gallery

Tamron's venerable 90mm F2.8 Macro is re-born. This iteration, announced in February of this year, offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in. With springtime springing in Seattle, we put it through its paces. See more

April 18
Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical

The manufacturer of the Huawei P9 camera module has been revealed.

Phottix launches Cerberus adapter for using hotshoe flashes in Bowens and Elinchrom studio head modifiers

Flash manufacturer Phottix has launched a new adapter that is designed to allow hotshoe flash units to be used with standard studio accessories, such as softboxes, umbrellas and snoots. Read more

Lexar offers microSD dongle with an Apple Lightning connector

Lexar has launched a microSD-to-Apple Lightning reader for transferring files from a media card directly to an iPhone or iPad. Read more

Fujifilm X70 Review
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The Fujifilm X70 may look like a shrunken X100-series camera with lens specs lifted from a Ricoh GR II, but in practice it handles and shoots very differently than either of those cameras. This is due in no small part to a Fujifilm first: a touchscreen that also happens to tilt. Is the X70 the ultimate coat-pocketable APS-C compact? Read more

In the thick of the action: Nikon D5 real world samples gallery

From the mountains to Puget Sound and weddings to contact sports, we've been toting the Nikon D5 all over the state of Washington. Were the results from Nikon's new flagship worth the weight in our bags and on our backs? Click through to see for yourself. Read more

April 17
A small project: iFixit Samsung NX Mini disassembly guide

As far as small cameras go, the Samsung NX Mini is one of the most impressively small we've come across. iFixit has published a disassembly guide that shows just what makes the little camera tick. Read more

April 16
For everyman and everywoman: Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag review

Peak Design's 're-think the basics' approach is evident in its Everyday Messenger bag, in obvious and more subtle ways. Propelled into existence by an enormously successful crowdfunding campaign, is the Everyday Messenger the one bag to rule them all? Read more

Travels in China: Photographing the landscapes and people of Guilin and XiaPu

A seasoned travel photographer knows that there's hard work involved in getting the best photos from a trip. So when Ken Koskela arrived in China on a 17-day trip, he wasn't exactly planning on a relaxing vacation. Read more

April 15
Pelican lightens up with Air cases

Pelican cases have a reputation for sturdiness and reliability, making them a go-to for pros who want to guarantee their gear makes it to the shoot and back intact. Today Pelican has introduced the Air series of cases, boasting the same level of protection without all of the weight. Read more

April 14

The HTC 10 goes right to the top in the DxOMark Mobile ranking.

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams showcases ISS photography equipment

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams posted a video detailing some of the equipment he uses to capture Earth from the ISS. So what kind of specialized gear does one use in space? Turns out the crew uses 'regular photography equipment' like the Nikon D4. Read more

Major Leica SL firmware update brings better AF, new top shutter speed

Leica has introduced firmware version 2.0 for its SL (Typ 601) camera that brings a major change to the camera’s focusing as well as a new top shutter speed of 1/16,000sec. The firmware takes the number of AF points available in single point mode from 49 to 529. Read more

Meyer-Optik launches Kickstarter campaign for 50mm 'Soap Bubble Bokeh' Trioplan lens

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a modern 50mm F2.9 version of its Trioplan lens. The design is known for its exaggerated circular bokeh which earned it the nickname 'Soap Bubble Lens' in its original version. Read more

Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8

Zeiss has added the 2.8/18, a super wide-angle AF lens, to its Batis line for Sony E-mount. The full-frame lens joins the current 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 offerings. Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review

Can the Microsoft Lumia 950 keep up with the Windows and Android competition? Find out in our full review.

April 13
Flexible sheet camera concept could lead to bendable capture devices

Researchers at Columbia University are working to produce a flexible sheet camera with stretchable lenses. The program aims to create very thin, high resolution cameras that can be wrapped around surfaces like car panels.  Read more

Adobe announces updates to Creative Cloud video-oriented applications

Ahead of next week's NAB Show, Adobe has announced new features to its Creative Cloud software applications for video and audio editing, including Premiere Pro CC. Highlights include the ability to edit files during ingest, proxy workflows, and VR editing capabilities. Read more

Meizu reveals PRO 6 with 21MP camera and 10-LED flash

With a 5.2-inch screen the PRO 6 is one of the more compact offerings in the Meizu high-end line-up.

Frame by frame: 'live view' continuous shooting with the Sony a6300

One of the features we were excited by when the a6300 was announced was the promise of 'live view' while shooting continuous bursts of shots. We've had the chance to use and test it to see if it lives up to Sony's claims. Read more

Canon announces firmware updates for XC10 and Cinema EOS cameras

With the annual NAB Show just around the corner, Canon has announced numerous firmware updates for its video-oriented cameras and display systems. These include the recently reviewed XC10, as well Canon's Cinema EOS, professional camcorder and reference display lines of products. Read more

Facebook's open source Surround 360 captures 3D-360 video at up to 8K

Facebook has introduced the Surround 360, which captures 3D, 360 degree video using a total of seventeen cameras, all with global shutters. Equally notable is the fact that Facebook will be making both the camera design and processing software open source to encourage developers to improve the product. Read more

Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize

Optical manufacturer Zeiss has announced the winner of its first Zeiss Photography Award is a student who beat a host of professionals to the €15,000 top prize. Read more

April 12
Beastgrip expands into UK and Japanese markets, announces plans for high quality lenses from Kenko Tokina

US mobile phone rig and lens mount manufacturer Beastgrip has started distribution of its Beastgrip Pro smartphone grip in the UK and Japan, and announced it is working on new 'high quality' lenses with Kenko Tokina. Read more

Impossible Project unveils I-1 instant camera for 600-type film

The Impossible Project has unveiled the I-1 instant camera, a revival of an analog classic. The I-1 prints photos using Impossible Project 600-type film, which was reverse-engineered from Polaroid's now-discontinued 600-type offering. Read more

HTC 10 is the first smartphone with OIS in front and rear cameras

The HTC 10 is the first smartphone to feature optical image stabilization in the front camera.

Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens

Lensbaby has announced the Twist 60, a new lens for creative photography which is all about bokeh, with a twist. Similar to 19th-century designs by Joseph Petzval, the Twist offers strong separation between subject and background, with the latter having a 'swirly' appearance and enhanced vignetting. Read more

Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c

Hasselblad's new H6D medium-format cameras have been redesigned 'from the ground up' and now feature 50 and 100MP sensors as well as new top shutter speeds, more connection ports, additional lenses, and even 4K video capture. Read our hands-on overview

April 11
Change of focus: 755 MP Lytro Cinema camera enables 300 fps light field video

Lytro is bringing its Light Field technology to the world of cinema and visual effects. Lytro Cinema turns every frame of live action into a 3D model, capturing intensity, color, and angular information of light rays. With a 755 MP sensor capable of capturing images at 300 fps, Lytro Cinema promises extensive post-production freedom, including adjustment of focus, DOF, shutter speed and frame rate, as well as the elimination of green screens. Read more

Field Test: Claire Bangser and the Olympus PEN-F hit the Mississippi Blues Trail

DPReview's Wenmei Hill and New Orleans-based photographer Claire Bangser recently hit the road with the Olympus PEN-F, visiting historic spots along the Mississippi Blues Trail. If you love the blues or want to learn more about the folks living in the small towns that dot the route, then sit down and enjoy our latest field test.  Read more

April 10
Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia

A former sports shooter, DPR reader Phil Garcia now spends time studying and photographing Iceland's native Arctic Fox. In our Q+A he shares with us his views on photographing wildlife, respecting the natural world and what it takes to weather Iceland's rain. Read more

April 9
Get out your spudger: iFixit Panasonic FZ1000 disassembled

Do you like watching pricey cameras get taken apart? Who doesn't? Since we'd probably turn our sample cameras into a pile of parts, we've turned to the fine folks at iFixit to do the work for us. We've picked the most exciting parts of iFixit's 44-step disassembly to show how it's done. Learn more

April 8
Macphun updates Tonality with batch processing and Raw support for more cameras

Software manufacturer Macphun has announced an update to its Tonality application that introduces batch processing, free preset packs, as well as Raw support for a wider range of cameras. Read more

Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review

The Canon XC10 is a hybrid still/video camera which features a 12MP, 1"-type CMOS sensor, 24-240mm equivalent lens, 4K/UHD video capture at up to 305Mbps and a video-centric design with a fully articulating LCD. We've taken a look at both its still and video capabilities in our in-depth review. Read the review

April 7
Lee announces very hard neutral density grads for seascapes

Lee Filters has announced a new range of neutral density graduated filters that have an extra hard transition from dark to clear, making them suitable for shooting seascapes and scenes in which the horizon is very flat. Read more

Hasselblad announces 100MP H6D-100c capable of 4K, H6D-50c 50MP option

Hasselblad has added the H6D range to its medium-format lineup, offering the H6D-100c with 100MP CMOS sensor and 4K video along with the H6D-50c with 50MP CMOS sensor. Read more

Huawei Mate S camera review

The Huawei Mate S looks and feels like a premium device but is let down by image softness and poor video performance.

April 6
Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review

The Sony a6300 is the company's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. It looks a lot like the a6000 but adds 4K video, better build quality, a higher-resolution viewfinder and a host of operational improvements. How does it fare against the immediate competition and how does it stand up to its little brother? Read our in-depth review

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens launches on Kickstarter

Lomography is seeking funds in its latest Kickstarter campaign for a Daguerreotype Achromat F2.9 to F16 65mm Art Lens, a recreation of the first photographic optic lens from 1839. The lens is designed to work with modern analog and digital cameras, and will be available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Read more

Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera

Huawei's new flagship smartphones are first products coming out of a collaboration with camera maker Leica.

Lexar launches USB 3.0 card reader for XQD storage

Memory card manufacturer Lexar has announced a new USB 3.0 card reader for users of XQD format memory cards. The XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader is designed to be used with XQD 2.0 cards and to move large amounts of data in a short time. Read more

April 5
Lytro CEO confirms exit from consumer photography business, focus on VR

In a recent blog post, Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal has confirmed that the company is headed out of the consumer imaging business to focus instead on developing a light field virtual reality platform. Read more

Nikon issues D810 and D810A firmware updates with remote control bug fix

Firmware updates for the Nikon D810 and D810A cameras are now available. Both updates fix a bug that may cause the cameras to stop responding if attached to a WR-R10 wireless remote control running firmware 3.00. Read more

Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview

The Panasonic GX85/GX80 is an impressive mid-range ILC, borrowing many of the features from the company's enthusiast-level GX8 and bringing the size and price down to earth. We've put together a short video so you can see the GX85 in action with your own eyes. Watch the video

Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80

Panasonic's Lumix GX85/GX80 mirrorless cameras may be smaller and less expensive than its big brother, the GX8, but that doesn't mean that it's any less innovative. In fact, the GX85 has some impressive features that the GX8 does not. We've been busy exploring the camera and have all the details in our hands-on preview. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 offers 16MP sensor with no AA filter, redesigned shutter mechanism

Panasonic has just announced the Lumix DMC-GX85, a 16MP sibling to the Lumix GX8 with a fixed electronic viewfinder, redesigned shutter mechanism, 5-axis Dual IS and, of course, 4K video capture. Read more

Think Tank Photo launches largest rolling case for lighting

Bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo has introduced a rolling case for lighting kit that it claims is the largest on the market. The Production Manager 50 is designed to hold a pair of studio-style heads with power packs, battery packs, dishes, umbrellas and even lighting stands. Read more

Ricoh puts up 5 million Yen in prizes for Theta developers competition

Ricoh has announced the opening of its latest competition aiming to attract app developers to create new applications for its Theta 360° camera. The company says it is looking for innovative and original apps and devices that are creative, have potential for the future and which have practical value to Theta users. Read more

April 4
New York Public Library launches interactive Photographers’ Identities Catalog

The New York Public Library has launched a new online tool called Photographers' Identities Catalog (PIC), an interactive map with biographical data on more than 115,000 photographers, as well as photography dealers, studios and manufacturers. Read more

Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme

We've been working behind the scenes for the last few weeks on one of the most-requested changes to DPReview.com - the option to switch to a lighter color scheme with white background. Today we're pleased to be able to launch the first phase of this project as a public beta. It doesn't yet include every page on the site (we've concentrated on the text-heavy articles, news, homepage and reviews sections), but we will continue to work until we have as near to 100% coverage as possible. Please try it out and let us know what you think!

Dual-camera rumored to be reserved for large iPhone variant

It appears you'll have to buy a 5.5-inch device if you want to use the dual-camera technology in the upcoming iPhone 7 generation.

Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review

We've posted our review of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS100 (TZ100 outside of North America), which is the first travel zoom to sport a 1"-type sensor. Featuring a 25-250mm equivalent lens, the ZS100 also offers 4K video capture, Post Focus, an EVF and Panasonic's Depth from Defocus AF system. Learn more

Fujifilm releases several camera and lens firmware updates

Fujifilm has released a number of firmware updates for several lenses and camera bodies. Changes and firmware versions vary based on model, but most camera body updates simply add support for a focus limiter function on the XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6. Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III 4K sample footage and shooting summary

A centerpiece of Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 III is its ability to capture 4K video utilizing its new 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens. We shot a lot of 4K video in addition to stills in San Francisco, and have put together a highlight reel and some first impressions on the camera. Read more

April 3
Readers' Showcase: Nikhil Shahi

Travel and photography have a close relationship. Photographers are often keen travelers, and in turn traveling can inspire non-photographers to pick up a camera for the first time. DPR reader Nikhil Shahi falls into the latter category. See some of his work and learn more about him in our Q&A. Read more

Bird's eye view: Photographing Cherry Blossoms with the DJI Phantom 4

The cherry blossoms at the University of Washington are well known throughout Seattle, attracting hordes of photographers armed with professional cameras, selfie sticks and everything in between. Rather than fighting the crowds, photographer Dale Johnson embraced them and captured the scene from an entirely different angle. Read more

April 2
Week in Review: Spring Fever
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Sony supersized its RX10 series, we took a peek at the Nikon D5's ISO 3 million and learned how to make beer with stinging nettles. Catch up on everything you may have missed this week. Read more

Break it down: iFixit disassembles the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Taking apart a camera isn't for the faint of heart, but if you've chosen to do so you don't have to go alone. Our friends at iFixit publish disassembly guides to empower owners of electronic devices to make some fixes themselves. And who hasn't wanted to see what's underneath the plastic shell of Canon's top-of-the-line compact camera? Read more

April 1
New normal: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 samples & first impressions

Sony recently updated its FE line, which now offers 16 full-frame lenses for Sony's E-mount Alpha cameras. Among the new lens introductions is the FE 50mm F1.8, what you might call Sony's 'nifty fifty'. We spent some time shooting with it in San Francisco this weekend, paired with the unforgiving 42MP of the Alpha 7R II, and have put together a gallery and some first impressions. Read more

Along the coast: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM real-world samples gallery updated

From Long Beach, WA to San Francisco, CA, we've made a couple of recent trips with the Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM in tow. With a variety of focal lengths, apertures and lighting situations, take a look and see how this workhorse G Master lens holds up. Read more