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April 2017 news and reviews

April 30
In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes

In an age of wide color gamut displays and HDR-everything, DPR regular Nicolas Alexander Otto urges his fellow landscape shooters to embrace shooting in black-and-white. Here are a few reasons why he embraces monochrome for landscape work. Read more

April 29
Celebrate International Dark Sky Week with a night sky time-lapse

In honor of International Dark Sky Week, astrophotographer Matt Dieterich has released a time-lapse video called Pacific Northwest Nights, shot while working at Mt. Rainier National Park. Read more

April 28
EXIF.co uses smart watermarks and more to protect photographers' images

EXIF.co is a new service offering photographers paid photo hosting that automatically applies smart watermarks and other protections to images uploaded to the platform. Read more

Nikon in legal tussle with ASML and Carl Zeiss over alleged patent infringements

On Monday, Nikon initiated legal action against ASML and Carl Zeiss AG over semiconductor lithography patents. Now the two companies have teamed up to counter-sue Nikon. Read more

Acer unveils 31.5" 4K display for image editors and other creative types

The Acer ProDesigner PE320QK display features an enhanced color gamut and comes with a removable anti-glare hood. Read more

Canon releases firmware version 1.1.1 for EOS 7D Mark II

Firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7 Mark II includes various bug fixes and improves the reliability of communications when transferring images using the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7. Learn more

NAB 2017: Hot products and trends

Yesterday marked the end of NAB 2017, the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters. We take a look at some of the interesting products and trends from this year's show. Read more

2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras

The fixed-lens camera market may be a bit niche, but it's here that you'll find some of the best APS-C and full-frame cameras you can buy. Check out our freshly updated roundup to see our top choices in this category. Read more

April 27
Aurora Aperture launches 16-stop ND filter and rear filters for Canon’s super-wide lenses

US filter brand Aurora Aperture has announced a neutral density filter that it claims reduces exposure by 16 stops. Read more

Harbortronics' DigiSnap Pro is designed for long-term time-lapse photography

Harbortronics has announced the DigiSnap Pro, a complete system controller designed for long-term time-lapse photography. It can be paired with the company's Cyclapse Pro housing that can transfer images from anywhere on the planet. Read more

Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery

It's been a long week since the Sony a9 announcement, but now we're finally able to show you our real world samples gallery from Sony's shooting event in New York. Click through for hockey, figure skating and a full-on track meet. Read more

Updated: A closer look at Sony a9 image quality and autofocus

While combing through our thousands of images from Sony's a9 launch event last week, we've taken a critical look at the camera's revamped JPEG engine and the effectiveness of its 653-point autofocus system. Read more

Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review

The Nikon KeyMission 360 wants to find its way into your camera bag. And it recently received a firmware update aimed at improving UI. So is it worth the cash? Find out

Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X

There were many 'races' in the compact camera market back when they were selling like hotcakes. One of them was just how small a camera could be. One of those mini-cameras was the Minolta DiMAGE X, the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday. Read more

April 26
New Zeiss CP.3 XD Cine lens line stores metadata, is aimed at budget filmmakers

The new budget-oriented Zeiss cine line includes ten compact primes that can output metadata to aide in post-production. Read more

Canon boosts 2017 profit forecast following strong Q1 financial results

Canon has increased its estimated 2017 operating profit, due mainly to its acquisition of Toshiba's medical equipment unit. Camera-wise, the 5D Mark IV has helped to drive sales, with mirrorless products doing well in Europe and Asia. As expected, point-and-shoot sales continue to drop. Read more

Google software engineer shows what's possible with smartphone cameras in low light

Google software engineer Florian Kainz wrote a custom Android app and used manual post-processing in Photoshop to show what's possible with current smartphone cameras in low light. Read more

World’s first 100-million-pixel drone launched by DJI and Hasselblad

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has announced that it is to launch a new drone later this year that will be fitted with a 100-million-pixel Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. Read more

Fujifilm launches professional support program for GFX system in the US

The Fujifilm Professional Services Program offers product loaners, quick repair turnaround and other services to the owners of GFX medium format cameras. Learn more

Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II

In this article, we'll be directly comparing the Sony a9 and a7R II, looking in detail at exactly where their differences lie. For some photographers, the a9 might meet their needs admirably, whereas for others, the older a7R II might be just as good - or better. Read more

More videos added to product overviews and getting started guides

We've just added several new informational videos to our range of product overviews and getting started guides, including guides to how to get started with the Fujifilm X-T20 and Nikon D3400. Read more

April 25
Speedmaster 65mm and 85mm fast primes for Fujifilm GFX on the way

Chinese manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has shown of a pair of fast primes for Fujifilm's medium format GFX 50S at a tradeshow at Beijing. The 65mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.2 are the fastest G-mount lenses to date. Read more

Novoflex ClassicBall ball heads can be mounted upside-down for level panoramas

Novoflex has launched a trio of new Classicball tripod ball heads that can be mounted upside-down for producing level panoramas. Read more

YI Technology announces consumer-level 360 live VR camera

The YI 360 VR is capable of capturing 360-degree spheric video footage in 5.7K resolution and at 30 frames per second. It also offers 4K instant in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming. Read more

Sekonic announces price and availability of 'groundbreaking' L-858D-U light meter

Light meter manufacturer Sekonic has announced that its new L-858D-U light meter is now available and that it costs $599/£599. This new meter offers a number of firsts, including the ability to measure flash duration and to work in HSS mode. Read more

Nikon releases firmware update for 1 J5 mirrorless system camera

Version 1.01 of the Nikon 1 J5 firmware fixes a bug in the image deletion function of the camera. Read more

Here's how much it would actually cost a pro to switch from Canon to Sony

The Sony a9 is here and it's likely to make a lot of sports photographers curious about switching to Sony. But what's the actual cost of switching if you're a pro? Read more

Blackmagic Designs promises scopes for 4K Video Assist monitor/recorder

Firmware v2.5 for Blackmagic's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder will bring a variety of professional 'scopes' to the device for quickly assessing exposure and color. Read more

April 24
TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter

TriLens is a belt-worn device that is made of steel and fiber-reinforced nylon and can carry three lenses up to a weight of 100kg. Read more

Fujifilm X100T in black listed as discontinued on B&H Photo

Is it the beginning of the end for the Fujifilm X100T? The camera has been listed as discontinued on B&H Photo's website. Read more

SLR Magic introduces E-mount Cine 25mm F1.4

SLR Magic will be showing off a new prime for videographers at NAB: the Cine 25mm F1.4. Read more

Seagate and DJI launch Fly Drive, a 2TB external HDD with a built-in microSD card slot

Seagate and DJI have announced the Fly Drive, an external storage drive with up to a 2TB capacity and a built-in microSD card slot designed for drone operators. Read more

Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor

Dell has announced its new UP2718Q UltraSharp 27 4K monitor, which is the company's first HDR10 display. Read more

Sennheiser launches waterproof action mic for GoPro Hero 4

Audio brand Sennheiser has announced a new microphone made specifically for the GoPro Hero 4 action camera. The company claims its MKE 2 elements is designed to withstand all that the GoPro camera can, and that it is even water proof and can operate when submerged for up to 30 minutes. Read more

Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough

The Sony a9 is an impressive looking camera. However, there are a number of factors that make it more difficult for a working professional to change systems. We spoke to a couple of photojournalists about the factors that might stand in the way of switching. Read more

2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras

While fewer models have introduced recently, enthusiast compacts continue to be one of the bright spots in the camera market. Most cameras in the group have 1"-type sensors and fast lenses, though not a lot of zoom power. Our updated roundup gives an overview of the class and highlights our top picks. Read more

April 23
Huawei P10 camera review

The Huawei P10 features a beautifully-made metal body and a Leica-branded dual-camera module. It's a premium quality device with very good still image capture that ranks among the best in class, especially in low light. Read more

April 22
National Geographic and NASA celebrate National Parks with images from space

If you're unable to take advantage of free National Park entry this weekend, you can still enjoy the grandeur of some of the US's best-loved National Parks thanks to National Geographic and NASA. Read more

NASA puts it all in perspective with this image of Earth between Saturn's rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon meet its demise in Saturn's atmosphere, but one of its last photos of Earth is making for a heck of a swan song. Read more

DPReview photographs Seattle's famous cherry blossoms (with expensive gear)

It's cherry blossom season! Recently, the staff of DPReview grabbed some of our favorite gear and headed over to the University of Washington. See gallery

Peak Design will donate today's online sale proceeds to Conservation Alliance

Get a new bag, give a little to Mother Earth. Read more

April 21
Lower cost of image sensor business lifts Sony's annual income estimate

Sony has adjusted its income estimate in part thanks to lower-than-anticipated costs for its image sensor business. Read more

Samyang Lens Station USB dock spotted in the wild

Samyang appears to have developed a USB lens docking hub for firmware updates and customization, similar to Sigma's USB dock. Read more

Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens

The new VDSLR 16mm T2.6 cine lens is designed for video shooting with uncoupled gear rings with T numbers and brings Samyang's total number of cine lenses up to 19. Read more

Frederik Buyckx named Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Photographer of the Year

Frederik Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard and will receive the $25,000 prize for his winning series of images entitle ‘Whiteout’, which was shot in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia. Read more

Trends to watch at NAB 2017

Here are a few trends that aspiring Spielbergs can expect to see from the annual National Association of Broadcasters show, or NAB, happening next week in Las Vegas. Read more

Ricoh to show-off 4K-capable Theta 360-degree camera at NAB

At NAB next week Ricoh will be showing off a Theta 360 camera capable of both 4K video capture and live streaming. Read more

April 20
Sigma announces 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses

Just in time for NAB, Sigma has announced an expansion to its Cine Prime line of lenses, adding the Cine High Speed 14mm T2 and Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2. Read more

Apple is releasing its Live Photos API, which means more moving photos in more places

Apple has revealed the API for its Live Photos feature, meaning more app and web developers will be able to support the company's short 1.5 second video 'moving photo' video clips. Read more

LaCie reveals 2big 2-bay RAID storage solution with Thunderbolt 3 technology

Fast transfer speeds and up to 20TB storage make the LaCie 2big Dock an interesting storage solution, and the device can also serve as a versatile docking station. Read more

GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera

GoPro has unveiled Fusion, a new pro-grade spherical camera capable of capturing regular and VR video at a 5.2K resolution. Read more

Ricoh releases Pentax 645Z and K-1 firmware updates and IMAGE Transmitter 2 software v2.3

New firmware in combination with an updated version of the IMAGE Transmitter 2 software package brings a number of new tethered control features to the Pentax K-1 and 645Z. Read more

Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99

Updated Canon has announced it will make C-Log available to current EOS 5D Mark IV owners by way of a $99 feature upgrade. Read more

Canon introduces Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 lens for aspiring filmmakers

Canon has announced the 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, a lens designed for small-scale filmmaking. Read more

Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony's first full-frame camera

Since Sony just announced their new flagship a9 mirrorless camera, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the company's first full-framer: the DSLR-A900. Read more

Solarcan is a single-use pinhole camera made out of a soda can

A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for Solarcan, a single-use pinhole camera housed in a tall soda can. Read more

April 19
Sony a9 first look videos

With the a9, Sony hopes to break into the professional action photography market. Check out our brief first look video to quickly get up to speed on Sony's new rapid-fire sports machine, and also check out its autofocus in action. Read more

Finally! Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit provides power for E-mount users

Announced alongside the a9 is an accessory that should excite existing E-mount camera owners, particularly videographers: the NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit. It's a four battery charger that doubles as an external power supply for most E-mount models. Read more

Professional powerhouse: Hands-on with the full-frame Sony Alpha a9

Live from New York it's the Sony Alpha a9! Our team is getting their hands all over the a9 and the new 100-400mm, and we've added some comments about the most important new features. Read more

Manfrotto launches fluid head counterbalanced with a nitrogen piston

Manfrotto has announced a new tripod head for stills and video users that it claims provides smooth motion and continuous counterbalance for loads of up to 8kg. Read more

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray turns your DJI Mavic Pro into a handheld stabilizer

The PolarPro Katana Mavic Tray is a new accessory that increases the Mavic Pro's versatility by turning it into a stabilized handheld shooting platform while not in the sky. Read more

The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse

Sony has announced the alpha 9 high-end full-frame mirrorless camera at a live event in New York. The 24MP full frame camera can shoot at 20 frames per second with no viewfinder blackout. Read more

Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens

Along with the a9, Sony announced a FE 100-400 F4.5-5.6 OSS G Master lens, which will ship next month for $2500. Read more

SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography

SmugMug Films just released its newest production, an inspirational film profiling acclaimed food photographer Eric Wolfinger. Eric recently met with DPReview to talk about how he turned his passion for food and travel into a career in photography. Read the interview

Fujifilm releases GF 23mm and 110mm lenses, updates roadmap

Fujifilm has released two new medium format GF lenses, the 23mm F4 R LM WR and 110mm F2 R LM WR, and has announced what lens is up next. Read more

Fujifilm's SQ10 Instax Square camera is an instant/digital hybrid

The Fujifilm Instax SQ10 uses a digital sensor and composition on a 3" color LCD, but prints 1:1 images to its new square format film. And it'll set you back $280. Read more

Upcoming Fujifilm GFX 50S firmware update promises to improve AF, exposure compensation

The first major firmware update for the GFX 50S is coming in late spring. And it holds the promise of improved AF and Wi-Fi tethering. Read more

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 sample gallery

While the name 'Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4' is a mouthful, this compact ultra-wide zoom isn't much of a handful, even with its upscale materials and weatherproofing. Does the image quality match the build quality? View gallery

Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4

Panasonic has announced a new ultra-wide zoom for Micro Four Thirds mount: the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4. We got our hands on a pre-production copy to take a closer look.

Panasonic GH5 gets 10-bit 4:2:2 1080 video in first of promised firmware updates

Panasonic has announced firmware v1.1 for the Lumix DC-GH5, bringing 4:2:2 10-bit Full HD video capture and a series of enhanced capture options for anamorphic shooters. Read more

Panasonic introduces Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens

Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens, which it first teased back at CES. Read more

Panasonic updates travel zoom lineup with Lumix DC-ZS70 / TZ90

Panasonic has updated its travel zoom lineup with the introduction of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (TZ90 outside of North America). The ZS70 features a 20MP CMOS sensor, 30X zoom lens, flip-up touchscreen LCD and 4K video capture. Read more

April 18
Lee bundles 100mm holder with popular filters into new Deluxe kit

Filter manufacturer Lee has announced a new Deluxe Filter kit that includes the five 100mm sized filters the company thinks most essential along with a twin-slot holder and an accessory ring for 105mm screw-in filters. Read more

Canon wants to get you ready for this year's total solar eclipse

Photographers throughout the U.S. will get a rare treat this upcoming August 21: a total solar eclipse visible throughout a significant part of the country. Canon has launched an educational blog for those looking to photograph the event. Read more

Lomography launches Simple Use Film Camera

Lomography today launched its Simple Use Film Camera that comes in three film variations: color negative, black & white or LomoChrome Purple. Read more

Canon EOS 77D Review
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Canon's EOS 77D takes the sensor and autofocus system from the more expensive 80D, adds a newer processor, and packs them all into a lighter body for less money. Find out how it all adds up in our full review. Read more

Sony interview: 'Our focus is to increase the overall market'

Sony made news recently when it announced it had taken over the #2 spot in full-frame ILC market share. Tech editor Rishi recently chatted with Sony execs about innovation, the future of the camera market and Sony's place in it. Read more

Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery

With a 95mm equivalent field-of-view, the Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 is a medium format lens intended for close-up work, portraiture or simply as a short tele. See gallery

Adata launches V90 SDXC cards in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities

Adata has become one of the first companies to support the V90 video speed class with a series of SD cards that guarantee 90MB/s sustained read and write rates. Read more

April 17
Andy Warhol estate preemptively sues photographer over infringement claims

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith has been sued by The Andy Warhol Foundation following her claim that the artist infringed upon a photo she took of musician Prince in 1981. Read more

Lensrentals blog looks at off-camera recorders

Joshua Richardson over at the Lensrentals blog has published a helpful article about off-camera video recorders, why to use them, and highlights some models worth looking at. Read more

Alpine Labs' Spark 3-in-1 camera trigger seeks funding on Kickstarter

Alpine Labs is looking to crowdfund the Spark camera remote which works as a cable or infrared trigger and offers a range of creative trigger options via a dedicated smartphone app. Read more

Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200?

The Nikon D7500 brings a lot of D500 to the company's enthusiast model. Shockingly, though, only some of the camera's features are upgrades over the existing D7200, while others have been pared-back. So is it an upgrade or should you buy a D7200 while you can? Read more

April 16
Ask the staff: How are you shooting the cherry blossoms?

The blooming of University of Washington's cherry blossom trees is an annual Seattle tradition – and a challenging photographic subject. But we don't back down from a challenge. See video

April 15
Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery

Of the recent digital medium format releases, one could argue the Hasselblad X1D carries the most-revered name. Does the image quality live up to the name? View gallery

Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing

According to a new update from the company, Light is rounding third and headed for home on production of its L16 camera. Read more

April 14
Keep your camera dry and look like a dork with this $60 hands-free umbrella (or not)

This super-stylish, hands-free umbrella aimed at photographers will only cost you a sliver of dignity and $60 to own. Read on

Sony is now #2 in the US full-frame interchangeable lens camera market

Sony has announced that it is now ranked second in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, a position formerly held by Nikon. Read more

Blue Earth Alliance: Collaboration is key for photography that makes a difference

Natalie Fobes, a veteran photojournalist and Seattle-based photographer, helped found Blue Earth Alliance almost 22 years ago. We spoke to her recently about Blue Earth Alliance's mission to help photographers and filmmakers create positive change. Read more

Big Sky Country: Local photographers share their favorite Montana photo spots

Montana is big, beautiful place, and a little insider information can help you navigate its best photo spots. Read more

April 13
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware 1.0.4 launches with bug fixes

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware version 1.0.4 has been released, and it brings with it a handful of minor bug fixes and improvements. Read more

The Macallan Masters of Photography Series whisky kit comes with a signed Steven Klein print

Just $3000 will get you a bottle of limited-edition whisky and a signed print from editorial photographer Steven Klein. Read more

DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone

DJI's new Phantom 4 Advanced drone offers improved camera specs over the original Phantom 4, more storage capacity and longer flight times. Read more

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you?

The launch of the D7500 presents an interesting quandary for camera buyers: should I buy the D500 or save some money and get the D7500? We look at the key differences so you can decide for yourself. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Pokémon Snap

It's been almost 18 years since Nintendo brought its photography-centric Pokémon game to the US. It was an unlikely hit and remains close to one DPR staffer's heart. Read more

April 12
Photographers react with outrage at National Geographic train tracks photo

One more time for everyone in the back: Don't take photos on train tracks. Read more

Ricoh denies Nikkei report that it may leave camera business

Ricoh has issued a response to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, denying that the company is considering leaving the consumer camera business. Read more

Edelkrone launches SliderPLUS X and Motion Kit 4-axis motion control system

Accessory-maker Edelkrone claims its new SliderPLUS X & Motion Kit is the 'world’s smartest and most portable 4-Axis motion control system.' Read more

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10 and ACR 9.10 now available

Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom CC 2015.10 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.10, adding 22 new lens profiles to both applications, as well as new camera support and bug fixes. Read more

Drone sales doubled in 2016, premium features help push sales

According to a report by analyst firm The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of drones more than doubled in the 12 months ending February 2017 and premium features are in high demand. Read more

CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold'

During this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, we made time to sit down with senior executives from several major manufacturers. One of them was Mr. Masamichi Handa, head of Olympus's Imaging Business Division. Read more

Nikon D7500: What you need to know

Nikon's new high-end enthusiast SLR is here and it borrows quite a bit from the flagship APS-C Nikon D500. Here's what you need to know about it. Read more

Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR

Nikon has announced its D7500 midrange DSLR, which borrows many of the features from the D500 and puts them into a more compact and affordable package. Read more

April 11
Nikon Museum 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition showcases prototype cameras

Nikon continues its 100th anniversary celebration with a special exhibition at the Nikon Museum which includes 40 rare camera prototypes. Read more

GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US

US-based GoPro customers can get a discount on a new HERO5 Black or Session camera when trading in an older HERO model. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review

The Panasonic GH5 is packed full of features for both video and stills shooters. How does Panasonic's flagship camera measure up to expectations? Read our review to find out. Read more

April 10
2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced

The winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for photography have been announced. The images from both winners vividly illustrate violence occurring on opposite sides of the world. Read more

Boxfish 360 Micro Four Thirds camera can record 5K spherical videos

Boxfish Research has announced the Boxfish 360, a 5K camera equipped with multiple Panasonic Micro Four Thirds sensors able to capture spherical photos and video. Read more

KeyMission 360 firmware update improves stability under iOS 10.2

Nikon has issued a firmware update for its KeyMission 360-degree action camera that improves compatibility with iOS devices. Read more

Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D

Led by Pentax, digital medium format has gone from being the preserve of the pro to something a little more attainable. But what features matter most in such a camera and how do the three sub-$10,000 44 x 33mm cameras compare? Read more

April 9
Opinion: Shooting DNG on the Sigma sd Quattro H is a game changer

The Sigma sd Quattro H offers a little update that makes a big impact: the ability to shoot DNG Raws. If Sigma wants to bring Foveon tech to the mass market, then this was definitely a step in the right direction. Read more

Sigma sd Quattro H real world samples gallery

Sigma's new sd Quattro H camera carries the company's largest-ever Foveon sensor with a claimed 51MP of equivalent resolution. Check out our samples that range from cherry blossoms to cityscapes and coffee shops to the studio. Read more

April 8
Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots

Photographer Edin Chavez shares his go-to photo spots in Havana, complete with Google Map locations for your trip planning convenience. Read more

Lensrentals: Tamron 70-200 F2.8 G2's resolution is excellent

Roger Cicala, confirmed lens nerd and Lensrentals founder, has put Tamron's new 70-200mm F2.8 'G2' to the test, and the results are impressive. Read more

April 7
Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses

Leica has finally announced that it has found a reliable replacement for the defective focus drive units in some of the S lenses from its medium-format system. Read more

Everypixel Aesthetics uses neural networks to judge your photographs

Everypixel uses neural networks for ranking stock images and for this purpose has trained the algorithms to judge the aesthetic value of a stock image in the same way as a human would do. Read more

At the market: Panasonic GH5 sample video

We've been hard at work testing the new Panasonic GH5, and while we put the finishing touches on our review, we wanted to share a video we shot with the camera at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery

We've posted an assortment of sample photos from Canon's 'midrange entry-level' Rebel T7i / EOS 800D. Oh, and it's Spring here in Seattle, so expect a lot of flowers. View gallery

April 6
Adobe Research tackles selfie photography with new AI-powered tech

Adobe has revealed new research that would allow users to adjust the look of their selfies by changing perspective and depth of field after capture. Read more

Meyer-Optik announces move into high-end lenses for mirrorless cameras with Primagon 24

German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz has announced it is to produce a premium 24mm lens that will come in mounts for all mirrorless camera systems. Read more

Western Digital launches its first portable SSD

The My Passport SSD is Western Digital's first portable SSD and comes with 256GB, 512GB or 1TB capacity. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Entering the DSLR world with the Canon EOS 10D

The Canon EOS 10D was a hugely advanced camera when it was announced in 2003. In this week's Throwback Thursday, Barney looks back at the 10D, and shares some memories of his first DSLR. Read more

Canon introduces EF-S 35mm F2.8 macro lens with built-in ring light

Canon has introduced a compact 35mm F2.8 macro lens with a built-in LED ring light and a 3cm minimum focus distance. Read more

Canon's PowerShot SX730 HS travel zoom offers 40x lens in a very small package

Canon has released the PowerShot SX730 HS, an ultra compact travel zoom with a long 24-960mm equivalent lens, flip-up LCD and numerous wireless functions. Read more

Ultra large and custom film sizes now on order from Ilford Photo

Harman Technology has announced that its annual large format and custom film ordering scheme is open from now until May 26th. Read more

Canon outfits industrial drone with ME20F-SH all-purpose camera

If you're looking for a drone that can fly in nasty weather and shoot at ISO 4 million, then Canon has something for you. Read more

April 5
New York Times reportedly more than doubles photographers' pay rate

The New York Times has more than doubled its photographers' pay, according to a new report, increasing its day rate from $200 to $450. Read more

Elinchrom launches improved Deep Umbrellas

Elinchrom's new Deep Umbrellas are available in two sizes and can be converted into softboxes using diffusors and reflectors. Read more

Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8

Zeiss has announced a new medium telephoto full-frame Batis lens for Sony E mount: the Batis 2.8/135. Read more

Honor 8 Pro combines big screen with dual-cam and large battery

The Honor 8 Pro offers a similar camera and general specifications as the Huawei Mate 9 or P10 at a noticeably lower price point. Read more

Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF

The Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format digital camera is capable of some of the best image quality we've ever tested. But is that enough of a reason to buy it? Read more

Apple is working on a reimagined Mac Pro, apologizes for lack of updates

Looks like Apple is dragging the concept for its uniquely shaped Mac Pro right to the proverbial trash bin. Read more

April 4
Gudsen launches Moza Air 3-axis powered stabilization system

Chinese stabilization brand Gudsen has announced a new addition to its Moza range of powered gimbals that’s aimed at users of compact system cameras and small-medium sized DSLRs: the Moza Air. Read more

Android 7.1.2 update fixes Google Pixel's pink camera streaks issue

Google has released Android 7.1.2 for the Pixel and Nexus smartphones, and with it comes a fix for the pink streaking issue affecting some Pixel cameras. Read more

Firmware update brings DNG support and improved AF speeds to Sigma sd Quattro

Sigma has released a firmware update for its sd Quattro that adds support for the DNG format, improves AF speeds and enhances compatibility with the company's Capture Pro software. Read more

Alcatel Flash features front and rear dual-cams

Alcatel's new Flash smartphone is one of the first devices to offer dual-cameras on the front and back. Read more

CP+ 2017 - Sony interview: 'We need to offer new imaging experiences'

Earlier this year, we traveled to the CP+ trade show in Yokohama, Japan and at the show, we talked to Yasuyuki Nagata of Sony. Read our interview

The 'Crapinon' is a 135mm lens made from discarded parts

Freelance video producer Mathieu Stern found a new life for a discarded lens tube he found at a flea market. Read more

Magic Lantern brings 4K recording to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Magic Lantern made April fools of us all by going live with an experimental build for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on April 1st. It's in early stages of development but it's the real deal, and brings 4K video to the 5D III. Read more

April 3
Fotodiox Pro FACTOR Series announced with nine high-output LED lights

Fotodiox Pro has launched its new FACTOR Series, a lineup of nine bi-color and high-output LED light panels for various photographic needs. Read more

Image style AI can convert paintings to photographs

A new artificial intelligence algorithm can reverse the painting style effects that apps like Prisma apply to photographs. Read more

Sony's sensor roadmap includes a 150MP medium-format chip for 2018

Sony semiconductor is planning to launch several medium-format image sensors with 100 or 150MP resolution in 2018. Read more

Nikon centralizes optical engineering departments from across the business

Nikon Corporation has announced that it is to bring all its optical engineering facilities under one roof with the establishment of a single division to service the needs of the whole organization. Read more

Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review

The Hasselblad X1D-50c is a mirrorless medium format camera from one of the most famous camera brands of the 20th century. It's a fairly radical (and important) camera for the Swedish company, so we're taking a closer look. Read more

Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery

Recently the new Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art landed in the office, prompting us to get out there and shoot some portraits... from a distance. How does their new telephoto prime fare? See gallery

Nikon formally announces 100th anniversary products, still no word on pricing

Nikon has formally announced a range of special-edition products to mark the company's 100th anniversary. First shown at the CP+ show back in February, we'll have to wait until June for pricing and availability information. Read more

April 2
What learning photography and roller derby have in common

Aside from the obvious differences, there are a surprising number of ways that learning to play a full contact sport on roller skates and learning photography are similar. Take it from someone who's been really bad at both. Read more

April 1
We try out the new HassleVlad

This is Vladimir. He's a developer. More importantly to us, he's the newest member of the DPReview team. We're always excited when we have something (or someone) new in the office. Read more

Food photographers rejoice: Camera-enabled Samsung Family Hub 2.0 fridge quick review

When Samsung released its Family Hub 2.0 line of fridge-based cameras at CES 2017, we were frozen in awe. Here's a closer look at their new entries into this coldly contested marketplace. Read more

STC adds 6-stop neutral density to its clip-on sensor filter range

Specialist filter manufacturer STC Optical Ltd has expanded its range of Clip filters to include a ND64 with infrared-cut properties. The new filter, which clips directly in front of the camera’s sensor, provides 6-stops of light reduction. Read more