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November 2017 news and reviews
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017, and sitting pretty at #5 is the Fujifilm X-T20.
Nov 19, 2017 at 15:00
See some of the most iconic black-and-white photographs throughout history brought to life by a community of colorization enthusiasts and professional retouchers in the new book Retrographic.
sample galleryNov 19, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. Drum roll please... the #6 spot belongs to none other than the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DH HSM Art.
Nov 18, 2017 at 18:53
Read the story behind this gorgeous wedding photo captured at Trolltunga in Norway by husband and wife duo Priscila Valentina Photography. The 14 hour hike in the rain that preceded this shot was TOTALLY worth it.
videoNov 18, 2017 at 17:00
Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Nick Arcivos, who recently created a beautiful cinematic short film in Paris using only the iPhone X, a couple of gimbals, and a few lights. The results are very impressive.
Nov 18, 2017 at 14:00
A Bay Area startup offering a pay-by-the-photo camera service cleverly addresses the pain points photographers experience when they pick up their first DSLR. But can it survive the smartphone?
mobileNov 18, 2017 at 14:00
It's been a big year for software innovations, dual cameras and huge displays. Take a look at our picks for the top smartphone cameras and why we think they stand out.
sample galleryNov 18, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At the #7 spot is the ready-for-any-weather Olympus Tough TG-5.
Nov 17, 2017 at 23:18
By combining his skills as a time-lapse filmmaker and an engineer, Julian Tryba created this out-of-this-world creative 'layer-lapse' of New York City that alternates between night and day in time with the music.
Nov 17, 2017 at 19:53
Canon Japan's new lineup of novelty camera-themed gifts was just revealed online, including a lens mug and lens thermos, two retro camera-themed USB drives, and a picnic mat.
Nov 17, 2017 at 14:54
Fujifilm has asked a US district court to clear it of any wrongdoing, after allegedly being threatened with trademark litigation by Polaroid.
While a couple of our reviewers are out testing the Sony a7R III in Arizona, back in Seattle we slapped the camera in front of our studio scene to get a close look at its image quality. See how it stacks up against the competition.
sample galleryNov 17, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017, and the #8 ranking belongs to the Nikon D7500.
Nov 16, 2017 at 22:42
B+W has announced a new aluminum filter holder that offers three slots so users can use multiple filters at the same time. The holder goes with the 2mm thick 100mm square filters it launched earlier this year.
videoNov 16, 2017 at 22:07
8K video is coming a lot faster than you think, and Blackmagic is ready for it. Meet the DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance PCI-E capture and playback card built to handle 'real time high resolution 8K workflows.'
Nov 16, 2017 at 21:21
"Glass is everywhere in photography. From Eugène Atget’s reflective vitrines to Lee Friedlander’s sly self-portraiture, photographers have long been in thrall to the visual complications glass can inject into a composition."
mobileNov 16, 2017 at 20:56
Former Apple Aperture lead developer Nik Bhatt has designed an iOS app called RAW Power that lets you edit raw photos from your professional camera using your phone and tablet.... color us intrigued.
Nov 16, 2017 at 20:04
Advertising photographer Blair Bunting got his hands on the new Microsoft Surface Book 2, and it blew him away. Bye bye MacBook Pro...
mobileNov 16, 2017 at 18:09
The OnePlus 5T retains many of the 5's features and specs, but comes with an edge-to-edge display and a dual-camera that is optimized for low light.
Nov 16, 2017 at 16:37
Sony's recently announced IMX461 backside illuminated medium format sensor will bring 100MP resolution and almost 2x the speed to the next-gen Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D.
Nov 16, 2017 at 14:00
They say seeing is believing, and that's exactly what happened when one DPR staffer took the Google Pixel 2 out for an afternoon shooting under challenging conditions.
sample galleryNov 16, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At the #9 spot we have the Fujifilm GFX 50S, a medium-format camera that took CP+ 2017 by storm.
Nov 15, 2017 at 23:35
Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you follow hashtags in addition to people, making it possible to keep track of your favorite #landscapes or #portraits without leaving your home feed.
camera newsNov 15, 2017 at 22:51
Despite the gigantic volume of second hand film bodies in existence, it seems there is still a demand for new 35mm SLRs with a retro feel. The latest is a remake of the Ihagee Elbaflex from the 1960s, but with a Nikon F mount.
mobileNov 15, 2017 at 21:45
The Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod straps an instant printer directly to your Moto Z smartphone, so you can print your photos as soon as you've captured them.
lens newsNov 15, 2017 at 21:01
The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm F1.4 lens is being relaunched in 7 different mounts, including: Sony A, Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fujifilm G, Pentax K, and Leica L. Got an extra three grand lying around?
Nov 15, 2017 at 20:53
In January, Kodak announced it would bring back the beloved slide film Ektachrome. The timeline has been pushed back a bit, but Kodak says you can expect to purchase Ektachrome again in 2018.
videoNov 15, 2017 at 19:21
You’d have to be pretty brave to immerse your $50K RED cinema camera underwater. But if you've got the guts, Gates just released a new housing you can be pretty sure won't wreck your unbelievably expensive toy.
Nov 15, 2017 at 19:01
Adobe has released a 'Lightroom Downloader' app for Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra that allows you to download all of your images from the Adobe Cloud, all at once.
camera newsNov 15, 2017 at 18:41
After releasing a popular 4K action cam and an affordable mirrorless M43 camera, Chinese camera maker YI is diving into yet another market: 360° VR. Meet the YI 360 VR: a powerful little two-lens camera that can shoot and stream in 4K.
sample galleryNov 15, 2017 at 12:00
Between now and the end of the year we'll be counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. Coming in at #10 is a fast wide prime and part of the highly-acclaimed Sigma Art series.
Nov 14, 2017 at 20:03
DxOMark has awarded the Pentax 645Z 101 points, making it the second-highest scoring medium format camera it's tested (or the highest scoring from 2015 to now, based on the originally published results).
Nov 14, 2017 at 15:35
A small explosion that sounded like a gunshot caused a panic and 24 flight cancellations at Orlando International Airport last Friday. As it turns out, it was a camera battery that exploded inside a traveler's bag.
mobileNov 14, 2017 at 14:32
Unlike most smartphone cameras, the new Google Pixel 2 devices combine optical and electronic image stabilization for a smooth video experience. Here's how it works.
Nov 13, 2017 at 21:39
NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will get some new camera gear to play with this week. The first ten Nikon D5 DSLRs to go to space launched yesterday, and are due to arrive at the ISS on Tuesday.
Nov 13, 2017 at 19:22
After a rough quarter due to a "print market slowdown," Kodak is laying off 425 employees company wide in an attempt to cut costs.
Nov 13, 2017 at 19:00
Hong Kong production company Visual Suspect got creative with their latest time-lapse by flying a drone in massive circles around the gorgeous landscapes of Folegandros Island, Greece.
SponsoredNov 13, 2017 at 14:13
Being a professional photographer used to mean carrying around heavy cameras and cumbersome accessories. Fortunately, those days are over.
Nov 12, 2017 at 15:00
The Sony a7R III improves upon the high-performance, high-resolving 42.4 MP sensor in the a7R II. Improved dynamic range and a new Pixel Shift mode promises noise-free, sharp shots. But how well does Pixel Shift perform in the real world and in our studio? Color us impressed.
Nov 12, 2017 at 15:00
Photographer Terry McDonagh takes us behind the scenes for a wet and windy photo shoot with Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy.
Nov 11, 2017 at 15:00
This week's photo story features a gorgeous sunrise shot captured in Burren National Park in Ireland. Cliché? Maybe, says photographer Nicolas Alexander Otto, but it was totally worth it.
Nov 11, 2017 at 14:00
Panasonic's new flagship G9 comes with a new high-resolution mode that blends eight exposures into an 80MP image. It's supposedly not meant for use with any moving subjects, but we thought we'd see if we could make it work.
Nov 10, 2017 at 19:27
A new website called Bokeh Market aims to take some of the work out of buying and selling used camera gear by providing users with real-time market value info.
Nov 10, 2017 at 17:40
A new project seeking funding on Kickstarter repurposes old 8mm film canisters as SD card holders by fitting them with a foam insert.
Nov 10, 2017 at 14:00
As 2017 winds down (yeah, we're shocked too) it's a great time to reflect on the past year. Over the coming week's we'll revisit some personal favorite cameras and lenses that we encountered this year, and what made them stand out.
Nov 10, 2017 at 13:00
Thanks to an AI-based infrared tracking algorithm that performs 30 calculations per second, Taro can track objects that are moving as fast as 50 MPH – and point your camera in the right direction.
mobileNov 9, 2017 at 18:50
Google has released a Saturated mode to 'fix' the dull colors issue on the Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Find out why we think this was a step in the wrong direction, but likely only an intermediate solution before a more proper fix.
Nov 9, 2017 at 18:05
ON1's updated image organization and editing software comes with HDR stacking, pano-stitching, lots of masking options and a range of other new features to tempt potential Adobe deserters.
Nov 9, 2017 at 17:36
DxOMark just finished testing DJI's latest camera, the Zenmuse X7, and what they found is impressive. It turns out the camera's Super 35 chip can keep up with the best APS-C sensors on the market.
lens newsNov 9, 2017 at 16:47
Sigma has officially announced pricing and availability for its 'world's first' 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens for crop-sensor Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Nov 9, 2017 at 16:21
The strange looking ultra-compact Vixari is being billed as the "world's most portable tripod", but it can still handle DSLRs and mirrorless cameras up to 2kg (4.4 lbs).
Nov 8, 2017 at 21:31
Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals shows us what happens when your camera (regardless of brand) takes a swim in salt water... and why 'weather sealed' does NOT mean 'waterproof.'
Nov 8, 2017 at 21:17
VSCO has released a new custom presets feature called Recipes to its VSCO X subscribers, allowing them to save up to 10 custom edits under a new menu item.
mobileNov 8, 2017 at 14:52
The Israel-based company has filed a patent infringement case claiming Apple has made unauthorized use of its dual-camera zoom technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.
Panasonic G9 offers pro-level features, 20 fps bursts, huge EVF and class-leading image stabilization
camera newsNov 8, 2017 at 09:00
Panasonic's new Lumix DC-G9 is a flagship mirrorless camera with pro-level performance for stills shooters, featuring a 20MP Four Thirds sensor, 20 fps bursts with continuous AF and 6.5 stops of shake reduction.
The Lumix G9 is Panasonic's most serious stills-focused camera to date. We're eager to fully test the camera's revamped JPEG engine, but in the meantime we've been able to get it out and about for some initial sample shooting. Take a look at what it can do.
lens newsNov 8, 2017 at 09:00
Panasonic has announced its Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS tele-prime. This hefty, weather-sealed lens has 15 elements, 2 of which are 'ultra extra-low dispersion,' along with a triple linear motor system and support for Panasonic's Dual I.S. system. A 1.4x teleconverter is bundled for even more range.
Nov 7, 2017 at 19:31
Olympus has launched a little augmented reality system, complete with camera, that you attache to a pair of glasses. For now, it's only for industrial use, but the potential for consumer applications is definitely there.
Nov 7, 2017 at 19:09
Meet the Reflex I. The first 35mm film SLR to be designed in over 25 years, this neat ode to the past includes several futuristic features, like the ability to swap out different film backs and lens mounts.
Nov 7, 2017 at 16:01
Phase One just launched a brand ambassador program for its photo processing software Capture One, bringing in 13 photographers and retouchers who can "share their talent and skills to inspire the photographic community."
Nov 7, 2017 at 15:50
According to a manual posted to the Godox website, the Chinese flash manufacturer is preparing an Elinchrom mount version of its popular Witstro AD600 TTL battery-powered studio flash head.
mobileNov 7, 2017 at 15:24
DxOMark has released its iPhone X test scores, and while the phone fell short of the Google Pixel 2 overall, it earned the highest ever Photo category score of 101.
Nov 6, 2017 at 20:48
The restructuring continues. Starting January 1st, 2018, Nikon will no longer sell cameras, lenses and accessories in Brazil.
Nov 6, 2017 at 18:19
Ted Forbes thinks the monochrome medium format 100MP Phase One IQ3 Achromatic is a 'gamechanger'... and he's got the sample photos to prove it.
mobileNov 6, 2017 at 16:55
Yole Développement's "Camera Module Industry Market and Technology Trends 2017" report finds the industry is still mostly driven by mobile.
Nov 6, 2017 at 16:07
Peak Design has redesigned three of their most popular products—the Capture clip and the Slide and Slide Lite camera straps—and they're funding them in a special 5-day 'Greatest Hits' Kickstarter campaign.
Nov 3, 2017 at 20:24
In addition to banning drones entirely, the picturesque seaside city of Positano, Italy will soon begin charging photographers and videographers hefty fees to shoot commercial work.
Nov 3, 2017 at 19:51
Outex has launched a clear version of its popular rubberized underwater camera 'housing' on Kickstarter, hoping to raise $35K to bring this latest version to market.
mobileNov 3, 2017 at 17:37
Popular iOS camera app Halide has released a new version with a fully-redesigned user interface made specifically for the iPhone X.
Nov 3, 2017 at 17:27
GoPro announced Q3 revenues this week, and for the first time in a very long time, the company is profitable! Between restructuring efforts and Hero6 sales, it seems the company is turning itself around.
lens newsNov 3, 2017 at 16:05
Hasselbald has released its lens roadmap for 2018, announcing a new 135mm F2.8 and promising to deliver an 80mm that will be "the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced."
Nov 3, 2017 at 15:26
Serif has updated its image editing software package Affinity Photo with a new 'light' interface option, and a ‘huge performance boost’ to make it faster to use and more capable with large files.
Nov 3, 2017 at 14:44
The brand new Apple iPhone X got a complete teardown from iFixit.com, ranking it on par with the iPhone 8 Plus and Google Pixel 2 XL in terms of 'repairability' and giving us a closer look at the dual camera modules on the front and back.
mobileNov 2, 2017 at 17:00
The U11+ comes with the same camera specs as the excellent U11, and is HTC's first device to feature an almost bezel-less display.
Nov 2, 2017 at 14:51
The simple animation shows the chaos caused by a single drone seen flying illegally near London's Gatwick airport.
Believe it or not, sports and live music photography have a lot in common – your reaction time as a photographer is crucial. Veteran music photographer Jeanette D. Moses gave the Sony a9 a try at a pro golf tournament recently – and was very impressed with the results.
Nov 1, 2017 at 20:31
Chinese camera manufacturer YI just released a firmware update for its mirrorless YI-M1 that promises to boost the camera's performance in a significant way. Time to give this ultra-affordable ILC another shot?
Nov 1, 2017 at 19:17
The new BenQ SW271 27-inch 4K monitor was designed for professional photographers who need both high resolution and extremely accurate colors.
Nov 1, 2017 at 18:59
In what has been called a 'retaliatory strike,' CBS is suing photographer Jon Tannen for sharing screenshots of a 59-year-old TV show on social media, seeking $150,000 in damages for willful infringement.
Nov 1, 2017 at 16:50
An AI-based system developed at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is capable of creating high-definition versions of low-resolution images, using a texture-based approach.
mobileNov 1, 2017 at 16:08
The free Focos app turns Apple's fake-bokeh 'Portrait Mode' up a notch, allowing you to choose the type of bokeh you're adding, customize diaphragm shapes, and focus your photos after the fact.
Nov 1, 2017 at 15:19
The UK's 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' competition has crowned its 2017 winners. From simple and expansive landscapes to dramatic skies, see them for yourself.
Nov 1, 2017 at 14:43
Macphun just officially unveiled Luminar 2018: the newest version of its full-featured photo editing program, and the latest contender trying to steal away a bit of Adobe Lightroom's market share.
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