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March 2017 news and reviews

March 31
The Library of Congress has acquired photographer Bob Adelman's archives

On March 20, the Library of Congress announced that it has acquired photographer Bob Adelman's archives, a massive collection containing 575,000 images. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with two different camera sensors

Like the S6 and S7 generations previously, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will, depending on region, be equipped with Sony or ISOCELL image sensors. Read more

Visiting the 'Niagara of the West': Idaho's Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls probably doesn't come up with you think of waterfalls in the U.S. Turns out that it's even taller than the more famous Niagara Falls, and equally spectacular. Photographer Michael Bonocore shares tips and some beautiful sunset photos from this amazing place. Read more

Lensrentals proposes 'Roger's Law of Wide Zoom Relativity'

Arch lens nerd Roger Cicala has been busy recently, testing multiple copies of several popular wideangle zoom lenses to try and prove what he calls 'Roger’s Law of Wide Zoom Relativity'. And what exactly is that? Read more

March 30
How the heck do you pronounce 'bokeh'? PGN settles it once and for all

'Why are we here?' 'Is there life on other planets?' 'How do you pronounce bokeh?' Photo Gear News might not be able to help us answer all of our burning questions, but they have offered a definitive answer on that last one. Read more

Leica launches 9-lens Thalia series for cinematographers

Leica has announced a new range of cinema lenses that is aimed at photographers looking for a classic vintage look and exceptional bokeh. Read more

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C available for pre-order for $800

The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens introduced last month during CP+ has launched for pre-order at $800. Read more

Updated: Major firmware updates coming for Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2

UPDATED: Fujifilm will launch a couple of major firmware updates for its X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras. Features on the way include focal length-dependent minimum shutter speed in ISO auto and added tools for video shooters. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70

In 2004 Nikon launched its first sub-$1000 DSLR, the Nikon D70. The D70 shared many components with its older and more expensive sibling D100 and offered more manual control and customizability than its direct rival from Canon, the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel). Read more

Transforming ordinary landmark photos one paper cutout at a time

Looking for a fresh way to photograph famous landmarks, Rich McCor started adding a touch of humor to his images with paper cutouts. Read more

March 29
Datacolor updates Spyder5 calibration software to add auto ambient light switching

Calibration company Datacolor has updated the Spyder5 software package that accompanies its Spyder5 monitor calibration devices for Pro and Elite customers. Read more

ExoLens Case for iPhone 7 supports Zeiss lenses while protecting phone

ExoLens has announced the launch of its new ExoLens Case for iPhone 7, a case designed to protect the phone while also supporting the company's ExoLens PRO with Optics by Zeiss accessory lenses. Read more

Samsung announces updated Gear 360 camera with 4K video

The updated Samsung Gear 360 camera comes with improved image stitching quality, a tripod mount and true 4K video resolution. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with 'infinity display' and multi-frame processing

Samsung's new S8 smartphone generation offers impressive new display technology but in the camera department novelties are limited to the software side of things. Read more

Resolution, aliasing and light loss - why we love Bryce Bayer's baby anyway

Bayer filters are far from perfect – they're prone to sampling artifacts and throw away a lot of light. So why are they used by the cameras that live in millions of pockets around the world? Because it's a briliant piece of design. Read more

Just added: New product overview videos and getting started guides

Shopping for a new camera? Or just looking for some advice about how to use your current model? We've been working on a series of product overview videos for a couple of years, and we've just added a bunch of informational videos to our YouTube channel. Read more

March 28
Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy

Hasselblad has announced that commercial photographer and blogger Ming Thein has been appointed its Chief of Strategy. Read more

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 launches with selfie mirror and close-up lens attachment

Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini 9, adding a selfie mirror next to the lens and a close-up lens attachment for photos as close as 35cm / 14in. Read more

Sony World Photography Awards Open categories and National winners announced

The winners of the ten Open categories of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced alongside National Award winners from 66 countries. Read more

Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units

In a press release, Samsung laid out how it will recycle and dispose of the hundreds of thousands of Galaxy Note 7 units that had already been produced and sold before the model was discontinued due to a battery fault. Read more

Canon EOS M6 sample gallery

The Canon EOS M6 shares plenty of features with the company's EOS M5 flagship mirrorless camera, including a 24MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel AF. With a loaner unit in hand we ventured out to start putting it to use. See gallery

DPReview on TWiT: the Fujifilm GFX 50S

This week DPReview editor Dan Bracaglia joined the TWiT Network's popular weekend show, The New Screen Savers, to talk about medium-format photography and the Fujifilm GFX 50S with tech guru Leo Laporte. Read more

Researchers create method for photorealistic Prisma-style effects

Prisma, but photorealistic rather than painterly: researchers at Cornell and Adobe have presented a new method that uses deep learning to transfer the style of one photo to another. Read more

March 27
Panasonic likely to scale-back camera division, says Nikkei

Panasonic is likely to significantly scale-back its camera business, according to a report by Japan's largest business newspaper. The Nikkei Asian Review says the move is one of the proposals of a report prepared by the company's business planning department. Read more

Gcam: the story behind the Google Pixel camera software

Google's independent research division X just published a blog post detailing the story of Gcam, the software behind the class-leading cameras in Google's Pixel devices. Read more

Wesaturate will soon offer free Raw photos for photographers to practice editing

A couple of students have taken the wraps off a new website that will offer free Raw images for download with the aim of helping photographers practice editing skills. Read more

Pentax KP Review
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Ricoh's Pentax KP is a 24MP mid-range DSLR with five-axis image stabilization. But, rather than a simple update of the existing K-3 II, it's been slimmed-down and gained some of the K-1's style. Does it succeed? Read more

Ask the staff: Pick one focal length or lens to rule them all

If you could only shoot with one specific lens or focal length for the rest of your life, what would you choose? The staff of DPR sounds off. Read on

March 26
The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun

The Leica Summaron-M 28mm F5.6 is a curious thing: a 'new' version of a lens originally introduced in the mid 1950s. Is this nouveau classic worth its asking price? Read more

March 25
Flying drones over the internet isn't the future we wanted, but it's the one we've got

It's nearly 2020 and we don't have jetpacks, but we do have Cape: a service that lets anyone with an internet connection fly real drones in remote locations. But as many scholars have noted, there ain't nothing like the real thing. Read more

Documenting a spontaneous cold-weather surfing trip to Maine

It only took one message on a group chat to convince Ryan Struck to make a last-minute trip to Maine in pursuit of storm swells and unique photo opportunities. Read more

Lexar JumpDrive Tough is an ultra-rugged USB flash drive

Lexar has launched its new JumpDrive Tough, an ultra-durable version of its USB 3.1 flash drive product lineup. Read more

March 24
Mount your EOS lenses on the Fujifilm GFX with Cambo's new adapters

Dutch accessory manufacturer Cambo has announced it is to produce an adapter to allow full-frame Canon EF lenses to work with the new Fujifilm GFX 50s medium-format camera. Read more

Federal judge dismisses case against Kentucky 'Drone Hunter'

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a self-proclaimed 'Drone Hunter' in Kentucky. Read more

Cactus announces flash transceiver firmware upgrade to support wireless cross-brand TTL

Cactus has announced a series of brand-specific firmware updates for its V6 II and V6 IIs triggers that will add TTL functions alongside their cross-brand HSS support. Read more

Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples

Leica's new Summaron 28mm F5.6 is an incredibly slim pancake lens, originally sold in the 1950s, and just re-released in M-mount. Does it make sense in 2017? Check out our gallery of sample images. View the gallery

March 23
Atomos introduces Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder

Atomos has released the Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder. It delivers the same performance as the top of the line Shogun Inferno, but with a design and price point optimized for users of cameras such as the Panasonic GH5. Read more

OPPO launches F3 Plus with dual selfie cameras

The Oppo F3 Plus doesn't come with the company's recently announced 5x zoom camera unit, but offers another unusual imaging feature: a dual front-facing camera module. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Multi-Aspect Master

While other manufacturers were piling on Megapixels and longer lenses, Panasonic went with a lower resolution CCD and a bright (but short) lens on its Lumix DMC-LX3. The result was one of the best compact cameras of that era. Read more

Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery

With a Rebel on one side and an 80D on the other, the Canon EOS 77D occupies an interesting space in Canon's DSLR lineup. We haven't wasted any time getting our loaner unit out into the great outdoors. Read more

Zeiss is teasing a new telephoto Batis lens on its Instagram account

Recently, Zeiss started teasing a 'new Batis portrait telelens' on its Instagram account. A couple of Zeiss Ambassadors have posted photos from the yet-to-be-named lens as part of a weekly account takeover. Read more

March 22
Drobo announces 'easiest and fastest ever' 5-bay NAS storage with 5N2

Digital storage solutions company Drobo has updated its 5N desktop network attached device with a new version that it claims is easier to use and faster than any previous NAS it has produced. Read more

Midwest Photo camera store thieves reportedly cut hole in roof to steal gear

Midwest Photo, a retail store in Columbus, Ohio, has been the subject of a reported theft that the company president Moishe Appelbaum describes as 'Mission Impossible style.' Read more

Instagram will soon let you book photographers and other services directly in the app

Business accounts will soon be able to add a booking option to their Instagram profile, allowing potential customers to schedule appointments directly through the app. Read more

We asked three Canon lens masters to name their first and favorite lens designs

We asked three gentlemen who each have multiple decades of experience designing lenses for Canon to share with us their first and favorite lens – find out what they had to say. Read on

March 21
Meyer Optik Trioplan 35+ Kickstarter unlocks colorful lens trio reward

Meyer Optik recently added a new backer reward option to its wildly successful Trioplan 35+ Kickstarter campaign: limited edition red, green and blue variants of the lens. Read more

Apple launches new 9.7" iPad and limited edition iPhone 7 in red

Apple's new 9.7" iPad is meant to replace the iPad Air 2 and offers upgraded processor specifications. Proceeds of the limited edition (Product) Red iPhones go towards charitable causes. Read more

Android 7.1.1 update for OnePlus 3T brings improved video stabilization

With its Android 7.1.1 based OxygenOS 4.1.0 update, the OnePlus 3T's video stabilization is now on the Google Pixel's level. Read more

US bans most electronic devices, including cameras, on flights from eight countries

Electronic devices larger than cellphones will be banned in carry-on luggage on flights to the US from some Middle-Eastern and African countries. Read more

Fujifilm X-T20 Review
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The Fujifilm X-T20 is a midrange SLR-styled mirrorless camera that serves as the younger sibling to the X-T2. While it may be cheaper than the X-T2, the little X-T20 still packs a big punch. Read review

Opinion: Thinking about buying medium format? Read this first

Recent medium format digital announcement has turned a lot of heads, and for good reason. However, some of us are less excited than others. Technical Editor Rishi Sanyal explains why he's not quite convinced. Read more

Pentax KP sample gallery

A new 5-axis SR II IBIS system, ISO expansion up to 819,200 and interchangeable grips – the Pentax KP looks great on paper, but how about its images? See gallery

£10,000 of Sigma lenses up for grabs in Amateur Photographer of the Year competition

The UK’s Amateur Photographer magazine has launched its 2017 Amateur Photographer of the Year competition and is offering a total of £10,000 worth of Sigma lenses in prizes. Read more

March 20
Real 3D images of Mars make up this video of a simulated flight over the red planet

It took photographer and self-proclaimed space enthusiast Jan Fröjdman three months to produce a video turning NASA anaglyph images of Mars into a simulated flight over the planet. Read more

Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Magellan has a wide-angle glass lens

Lomography has introduced what it says is the first instant camera featuring a glass wide-angle lens: the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Magellan. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court seeks permanent full-time photographer

Dust off your resume: the US Supreme Court is looking for a full-time photographer. Read more

Oberwerth launches Donau line of leather lens pouches

Like most of its other products, Oberwerth's new Donau line of lens pouches is made from soft cowhide leather. Read more

The home of the L-series: We tour Canon's Utsunomiya factory

Recently, we were granted the enormous honor of a guided tour through Canon's EF lens factory, in Utsunomiya, Japan. We were the first journalists ever to be allowed inside. Read more

Behind the scenes: An interview with the heads of Canon's L lens factory

We interviewed the gentlemen who oversee operations and development at Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory, the birth place of all L glass. Read more

Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery

Tamron's version two SP 70-200mm F2.8 lens includes moisture-resistance, which is highly relevant to our interests as we're halfway through an exceptionally rainy March. See gallery

March 19
Subject tracking: Why it matters to us and why it should matter to you

Almost every major manufacturer in the business offers some form of autofocus subject tracking; this feature lets you decide what subject the camera should track, and the camera takes care of the rest. Why should you care? Because it will change the way you shoot forever. Read more

March 18
Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography

A successful landscape photograph can be created by many different factors, but among them, argues Erez Marom, is the visual interplay of cause and effect. Read more

March 17
Google Guetzli is an open source JPEG encoder that creates 35% smaller files

Google has announced the open source release of Guetzli, a new JPEG encoder able to reduce a JPEG's file size by up to 35%, without any significant loss of quality. Read more

Sigma announces 135mm F1.8 DG will cost $1400, arrive in May

Sigma has revealed pricing and availability for the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens it unveiled just prior to CP+: it will ship to customers in May at a cost of $1400. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 expected to come with 1000 fps video mode

According to reports, the upcoming Galaxy S8 will use a DRAM layer in its image sensor, similar to what we have seen on the recently announced Sony Xperia XZs and XZ Premium devices. Read more

Insta360 Air 360-degree camera for Android quick review

The Insta360 Air is an Android device add-on that seamlessly connects to your phone and records 360-degree stills and video. For $130, it's an affordable and fuss-free introduction to 360 shooting. Read more

Mitakon launches Mk II Nikon to Fuji X Turbo adapter that maintains angle of view

Chinese optical manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has announced availability of a new version of its Turbo adapter that allows full frame Nikon lenses to be mounted on Fujifilm X series compact system cameras while retaining the intended field of view. Read more

March 16
Richard Cooke shares stories from a career photographing fast cars and RAF jets

Richard Cooke, an action photographer whose portfolio includes innovative air-to-air shots of RAF jets, has launched a weekly video series telling the stories behind some of his most daring shoots. Read more

Photo planning app PhotoPills now available for Android

PhotoPills is a very popular photo planning app among iPhone and iPad users. Now an Android version with all the same features as its iOS cousin has been launched. Read more

GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort

GoPro plans to eliminate another 270 jobs, the company revealed in its Q1 2017 guidance report, via a combination of layoffs and open position cancellations. Read more

Fujifilm X100F Review
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Fujifilm's X100F is the most refined variant of the company's 35mm equiv APS-C camera. But does the latest version retain the charm to attract new buyers to offer enough improvement to re-enthuse existing users? Read more

Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras

This week, DPR staffers throw it all the way back to their very first camera – film and digital. Find out where it all started for us, and tell us about your very first camera. Read more

March 15
NanGuang introduces flexible LED lighting mats

Chinese lighting manufacturer NanGuang has launched a new kit that consists of a pair of flexible LED light panels designed for studio or location still and video work. Read more

Veydra's California headquarters robbed of 200+ lenses over weekend

Veydra, a California-based cinema lens maker, has reported the theft of more than 200 lenses from its headquarters. Read more

Updated: A look at the Panasonic DC-GH5's autofocus system

While the Panasonic DC-GH5's impressive video specs tend to steal the show, a ton of updates under the hood have made it a better sports shooter than you might expect. Check out how its updated autofocus system fares in our in-depth analysis. Read more

Photogenic Death Valley salt flats damaged by driver who abandoned van

An abandoned van found on Death Valley National Park's protected salt flats has been towed away, but tracks remain – and may be there for years. Read more

Fundy Suite offers wedding photographers tiered pricing for album design and sales tools

Fundy Software, maker of album-building and sales tools for wedding photographers, is updating its software set with additional features and a new tiered pricing structure. Read more

March 14
Belgian wins €15,000 Zeiss Award for Faroes project

A young photographer from Belgium has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Zeiss Photography Award for a month-long project on the inhabitants of a remote collection of islands off the north coast of Scotland. Read more

Sony Digital Filter camera app merges parts of three images into one

Sony has announced a new PlayMemories camera app called Digital Filter, essentially an updated version of its Sky HDR app that merges multiple exposures of a single scene. Read more

Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience

For stills photographers, the Leica M10 should be the most useful rangefinder that Leica has yet created, but how does it perform? Barney ditched his DSLR and took the M10 to Japan for a few days to find out. Read more

March 13
Lumee Duo is an iPhone case with built-in illumination

The LuMee Duo is an iPhone case with integrated LEDs on the front and back, offering a brighter and softer illumination than the phone's built-in LED flash. Read more

Broncolor 'How To' site details how to replicate lighting setups and more

Broncolor has launched a 'How To' section on its website, including some helpful diagrams detailing the lighting setups used to create a variety of sample photographs. Read more

March 12
Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder?

Few features of digital cameras are as polarizing as the viewfinder type. Do you prefer an electronic or optical one? We've polled ourselves, so jump on in and let us know why we're each wrong (or, for a nice surprise, let us know why we're right). Read more

March 11
Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery

We've been itching to get the Leica M10 back since we had to give an early pre-production unit back to Leica. Fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to Japan. See gallery

Take a look at the first video cage for the Panasonic GH5

Polish video accessory-maker 8Sinn claims to have made the first video cage for the Panasonic GH5, and our friends at Photo Gear News have taken a closer look at it. See video

Hasselblad Foundation awards $110,000 prize to Dutch portrait photographer

The Hasselblad Foundation has announced that Rineke Dijkstra is the winner of its 2017 International Award in Photography and the approx. $110,000/€100,000 prize that goes with it. Read more

March 10
In memoriam: Olympus brings down the curtain on the legacy Four Thirds system

It shouldn't comes as a surprise, but it looks like it's time to acknowledge that Olympus' Zuiko Digital lenses and Four Thirds mount cameras are officially dead. We take a look back at the first ILC system designed specifically for digital. Read more

Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds

Senior representatives from Olympus have revealed in an interview that the company could be working on Micro Four Thirds sensors that support 8K video. Read more

Capturing the unseen: Sam Forencich's Invisible Oregon

Experimenting with fresh approaches to photographing his home state led Sam Forencich to infrared. Thus, his recent time-lapse Invisible Oregon was born. Read more

March 9
Photojournalist Mannie Garcia awarded $45k settlement in police lawsuit

After five and a half years, photojournalist Mannie Garcia's civil rights lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police department has resulted in a settlement. Read more

Meyer Optik launches Kickstarter campaign to fund third Trioplan lens – the 35+

German lens manufacturer Meyer Optik Gorlitz intends to produce the ‘last chapter’ of its ‘Trioplan Trilogy’ if it gets enough funding from its latest Kickstarter campaign to build the Trioplan 35+. Read more

Huawei P10 scores highly in DxOMark Mobile testing

With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 88, the Huawei P10 is only beaten by the Google Pixel, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X Performance and Samsung Galaxy S7. Read more

Fujifilm GFX 50S: on the streets of Tokyo, a shooting experience

DPReview's Dan Bracaglia explores Tokyo for the very first time, alongside the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium-format digital camera. Did he like it? Read on

Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ

The Olympus C-2100UZ only offered a 2MP sensor, but its stabilized 38-380mm equiv. zoom lens went a long way to make up for its resolution shortcomings. Read more

Malta's Azure Window, a photographer favorite, collapses in storm

The rock formation, familiar to photographers and Game of Thrones fans, collapsed into the sea in gale force winds early Wednesday. Read more

March 8
Apple captures 79 percent of global smartphone profits with 14.5 percent market share

Despite a smaller market share than some of its rivals, Apple is reaping the highest profits in the smartphone business. Read more

Fotodiox launches soda-can sized LED lights with Fresnel focusing

Accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has introduced a battery-powered LED lighting head that uses a Fresnel lens to create a focusing spot function – and the whole thing is as small as a can of soda. Read more

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.9 arrives with new camera and lens support, loads of bug fixes

In addition to its Camera Raw update, Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.9, adding support for additional cameras and lens profiles, as well as nearly two dozen bug fixes. Read more

It shoots stills too: Panasonic GH5 studio scene and sample gallery

Sure, the Panasonic GH5 comes with 4K/60p capability and a full suite of capture aids aimed at videographers, but it's a highly capable stills-shooting machine as well. See how it performed in our studio test scene and in the real world. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples

The Panasonic GX850 represents the merging of its 'beauty-oriented' GF-series and its ultra-small GM-series. Check out some initial samples from this little coat-pocketable wonder. See gallery

Insta360 Air turns Android phones into 360-degree VR Cameras, now available in US and Europe

The Insta360 Air camera, which attaches to an Android smartphone via a microUSB or USB Type-C port, turns your phone into a 360-degree VR camera. It's now available in the US and Europe. Read more

March 7
Adobe Camera Raw 9.9 launches with new camera and lens profile support

Adobe has announced the release of Camera Raw 9.9 for Creative Cloud subscribers, adding expanded lens profile and camera Raw support to the likes of the Fujifilm GFX 50S, among others. Read more

Flickr rolls out neural-network-based Similarity Search

Flickr has announced a new feature called Similarity Search, a deep neural network-based discovery engine that is designed to uncover a wider range of related image results than is possible under the current search system. Read more

Nikon fixes bugs and adds compatibility for WT-7 Wi-Fi transmitter

Nikon has issued new firmware for its D810, D810A, D750, D7200 and D500 DSLR cameras that fixes a number of issues and which will allow those that can’t already to operate with the company’s WT-7 wireless transmitter. Read more

Cinetics Lynx motion control system review

Professional astrophotographer and DPReview contributor, José Francisco Salgado, has been using Cinetics' new Lynx motion control system for several weeks and shares his experience in this hands-on review. Read more

Cinetics announces new Lynx camera slider and motion control system

Cinetics has announced Lynx, its next generation camera slider and motion control system for photographers and filmmakers. Read more

Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery

Fujifilm's X-T20 is the little brother to the company's excellent X-T2 mirrorless camera, retaining the same sensor and image processor. See how the the image quality looks in our real-world sample gallery. View gallery

'Popular Photography' magazine and PopPhoto.com to close after nearly 80 years

Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the United States of American when the first issue of Popular Photography Magazine hit newsstands in May of 1937. Now, nearly 80 years later the magazine is folding. Read more

March 6
2016 CIPA data shows compact digital camera sales lower than ever

Last month, the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) released its 2016 report detailing yearly trends in camera shipments. Using that data, photographer Sven Skafisk has created a graph that vividly shows the impact of smartphone sales. Read more

Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode

Adobe has released an update for its Lighroom Mobile app that comes with an HDR feature that makes use of the Raw capture capability of the latest mobile devices. Read more

Behind the scenes with Seattle PI photographers Genna Martin and Grant Hindsley

We recently went behind the scenes with two staff photographers for the Seattle PI, following them on two assignments – the Seattle Women's March and the annual King County homelessness survey. Read more

PDN announces its 30 emerging photographers of 2017

PDN has announced its annual list of 30 emerging photographers to watch, chosen from a pool of almost 300 photographers. Read more

March 5
Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions

Having served as a judge for quite a few of them, DPReview contributor Damien Demolder knows a thing or two about photography competitions. He shares a few things to consider when entering a photo competition, and some tips for standing out from the crowd. Read more

Smithsonian.com announces annual photo contest finalists

Smithsonian.com, a publication of the Smithsonian Institution, has announced the finalists of its 14th annual photo contest, and has also opened voting for its Readers’ Choice awards. Read more

 

March 4
Lensrentals and the continuing saga of the broken Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM

Last week we took a look at Lensrentals' disassembly of a broken Sony FE 70-200 F2.8 GM lens. Check out part two to watch the guys at LR further dissect the lens, to see if it can be saved. Read more

March 3
Phottix launches Ares ll radio flash triggering system with more channels

Independent flash and accessories manufacturer Phottix has announced the next generation of its Ares remote flash triggering system that brings with it additional channels and new security. Read more

SkyPixel, DJI and Tourism Australia team up to launch aerial photography contest

The Australia From Above contest's aim is to inspire aerial photographers from around the world to experience and share new photographic perspectives of Australia. Read more

Manfrotto launches National Geographic Australia Collection bags

Manfrotto has launched its new National Geographic Australia Collection, a line of camera bags with designs said to be inspired by the Australian Outback. Read more

Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G ED VR sample gallery

The 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 VR is a budget-friendly tele-zoom designed for Nikon's APS-C DSLRs, translating to a 105-450mm equivalent view of the world. See gallery

Hands-on with AirSelfie, a mini selfie drone that's on sale now

With initial Kickstarter backers’ orders in the process of being filled, AirSelfie has gone on sale to the general public. As the name implies, it’s a short range mini drone designed for self portraits. Read more

March 2
Google patent details a hat with a wearable camera and bone conduction speaker

Google was recently awarded a patent which in part details a wearable camera system embedded in a baseball hat. Read more

Prisma update adds in-app filter store

An in-app filter store allows you to download new filters and remove existing ones from the popular Prisma app, creating your own personal filter collection. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, travel zoom pioneer

In February 2006, Panasonic introduced its Lumix TZ1, which packed a 10x optical zoom lens into a body just 40mm (1.6in) thick. Learn more about the world's first travel zoom camera in this week's Throwback Thursday. Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery

The Canon Powershot G9 X II is the latest iteration of Canon's pocketable 1" sensor enthusiast compact, whose biggest improvement is the new Digic 7 processor. How does this premium ultra-compact perform in the real world? See gallery

CP+ 2017: a taste of the show

It's a bird! It's a camera! It's actually both and it's really creeping us out. Camera pigeons and other odds and ends we found at CP+ 2017 are all highlighted here for your amusement. See video

March 1
This photo of some strawberries with no red pixels is the new 'the dress'

Don't believe your eyes – neither of these strawberry images has a single red pixel in it. Read more

Elinchrom ELB 1200 portable flash system to launch this summer

The Elinchrom ELB 1200 portable lighting system features three new flash heads, a TSA-approved lithium-ion battery as well as a higher-capacity version, and all flash heads feature a daylight-balanced dimmable LED lamp. Read more

Exynos 8895 processor supports 4K video at 120 fps and 28MP cameras

Samsung's latest mobile processor is the company's first to use the 10-nanometer FinFET process and offers impressive imaging, video and machine vision features. Read more

Free learning provider Alison launches build-your-own camera drone course

Online e-learning platform Alison has launched a new course aimed at those who want to build their own camera drones. Over four modules, the course claims to teach students about the components that go into a drone and their functions, as well as how to assemble, check and fly your own quadcopter.

Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap?

The Nikon D5600 is the company's latest model to gain the always-connected SnapBridge system for communication with smart devices. A mid-priced DSLR seems the perfect beneficiary, so does it make this a truly family friendly, socially connected camera?

CP+ 2017: the weird, wonderful, and everything in between

After about 24 cans of hot vending machine coffee, CP+ 2017 is officially a wrap. We're blurry-eyed, footsore and a little sunburned (from shooting sample galleries), but along the way we saw and tried a lot of really cool gear. Read more

DPReview to produce regular segment on The New Screen Savers

We're excited to announce that DPReview is partnering with the TWiT Network to produce a regular segment for its popular weekend show, The New Screen Savers, hosted by tech expert Leo Laporte. Read more

OPPO 5x smartphone zoom system sample images

We spent a hot minute with a prototype device using OPPO's new 5x smartphone zoom technology. Take a look at a couple of sample images. Read more