The Opera designation is reserved for Tokina's most premium lenses, built for high resolution full-frame DSLRs. The 50mm F1.4 is the first in this lineup to come into production – take a closer look.
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September 2018 news and reviews
Sep 30, 2018 at 12:00
Google has started adding copyright information in image search results, and will work to improve guidelines for photographers on including relevant metadata with their images.
Sep 29, 2018 at 13:00
We saw new gear from Lowepro, Think Tank, Peak Design, ONA, Tamrac and more. Perhaps it's about time you upgraded your pack?
Sep 29, 2018 at 12:00
Phottix has launched a new operating system for its portable flash systems that it says automatically switches between different manufacturer’s TTL systems as it detects their presence from an on-camera flash unit or on-camera transmitter. We went hands-on at Photokina.
Sep 28, 2018 at 18:29
Sigma has issued a statement confirming that its current lenses operate without any issues when mounted on the Nikon Z7 via FTZ adapter.
mobileSep 28, 2018 at 17:16
LG has "pre-announced" its new flagship smartphone V40 ThinQ and confirmed a triple camera array featuring super-wide, standard wide and telephoto lenses.
Sep 28, 2018 at 15:31
Gitzo has shared the details of its upcoming compact tripod, the Gitzo Mini Traveler. The pocket-sized tripod features Gitzo's patent-pending 'Pull & Fix' leg angle selector and is capable of holding up to 3kg/6.6lbs on its aluminum tripod head.
Sep 28, 2018 at 11:26
Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days licensed by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.
Sep 27, 2018 at 20:57
Kodak Alaris is now shipping its new Ektachrome film products to global stock house dealers and distributors, the company announced on Tuesday.
mobileSep 27, 2018 at 20:41
The new iPhones' wide-angle image sensor comes with more autofocus points than previous versions.
Sep 27, 2018 at 19:45
Phase One’s Capture One image editing and archiving software package will finally support Raw files created by Fujifilm cameras, including the GFX bodies, via a free bundled deal with the cameras.
lens newsSep 27, 2018 at 19:11
Zeiss has announced the Batis 40mm F2 CF, bridging the sizable gap between their 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 offerings. As with other Batis offerings, the 40mm F2 has autofocus and is compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras.
camera newsSep 27, 2018 at 18:20
The ZX1 is Zeiss' first ever digital camera, featuring a 37.4MP full-frame sensor and a fixed, 35mm F2 Zeiss Distagon lens. In a first for any camera, Zeiss has teamed up with Adobe to offer Lightroom CC functionality in the camera itself, utilizing its large 4.3" touchscreen.
Sep 27, 2018 at 15:20
Camera bag manufacturer and Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter have teamed up to design a messenger-style camera bag specifically for film photographers.
One of the most interesting announcements at this year's Photokina show in Germany was the Panasonic / Leica / Sigma L-mount partnership. Earlier today we were lucky enough to get access to a prototype Panasonic S1R. Click through for a closer look.
lens newsSep 27, 2018 at 08:00
A dramatic flurry of lenses has emerged from independent manufacturer Laowa at Photokina as the company shows a total of eight new models in a wide range of mounts.
Sep 26, 2018 at 18:56
Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a pair of carbon fiber tripods for videographers that it claims are 50% more rigid than their aluminum counterparts.
Sep 26, 2018 at 18:35
The Nicole Elliot by Blackrapid uses a wide pad to hug the shoulder and take pressure away from the neck, distributing weight more evenly.
Sep 26, 2018 at 15:14
Leica is clearly in the mood for partnerships: A day after the company announced it was teaming up with Panasonic and Sigma on the L mount, Zenit took the wraps off the 'M', a Zenit-designed, Leica manufactured rangefinder. Click through to learn more.
lens newsSep 26, 2018 at 15:10
Tamron's 2nd-generation full-frame wide-angle zoom features new coatings, faster AF speeds and improved vibration control. We got some hands on time with it, here's what we thought.
Sep 26, 2018 at 12:12
Sigma took the wraps off five new lenses at Photokina this year, and we were there to see (and handle) them for ourselves. Click through for more information, and some early first impressions.
Ricoh has announced the development of a third model in its popular GR lineup: The forthcoming GR III will feature an updated sensor and redesigned lens. We're at Photokina, where we took a quick look earlier at an early sample, behind glass.
Day one of Photokina 2018 was a busy old day for news: it's not often you get promised three full-frame cameras by different brands and still have a debate about whether they're the most interesting announcements. We've condensed the day's news down into an easy-to-swallow digest.
Sep 25, 2018 at 22:18
At Sony's press conference at Photokina the company announced that 12 more E-mount lenses will be arriving over the next two years. In addition, the company is working to utilize artificial intelligence in its technologies, with one application being Eye AF trained to detect animal eyes.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 18:03
Hasselblad is expanding their X System with their announcement of three new lenses: the XCD 80mm F1.9, XCD 65mm F2.8 and XCD 135mm F2.8, along with a teleconverter. The 80mm F1.9 is the fastest in the system. Get all the details and check out Hasselblad's official sample images here.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 18:01
Sigma has announced an updated 70-200mm F2.8 Sport, alongside 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport lenses for several full frame lens mounts, including Canon, Nikon and, in the case of the Art lenses, Sony E.
Sep 25, 2018 at 18:00
Sigma has announced the 56mm F1.4 DC DN lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. The compact 56mm lens becomes the sixth DN lens for mirrorless cameras and will make a handy portrait lens on both systems.
Sep 25, 2018 at 17:00
ON1 has announced the impending launch of ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The new version, due out in November, brings a handful of new tools and features in a revamped interface.
Sep 25, 2018 at 15:58
Fujifilm has said it is developing a 100MP GFX medium format camera that will include both phase detection autofocus and in-body image stabilization. The 4K-capable camera will sell for around $10,000.
camera newsSep 25, 2018 at 13:56
Leica has announced the S3 medium-format camera – an S2 successor with a 64MP sensor capable of 4K video.
camera newsSep 25, 2018 at 13:00
Fujifilm has announced its GFX 50R, a rangefinder-styled version of the company's GFX 50S medium-format camera. The 'guts' of the two cameras are the same, with the difference being the design, weight and Bluetooth, all at a considerably lower price.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 13:00
Fujifilm is adding a trio of new medium-format lenses to its G-mount roadmap. GFX owners will soon be able to get their hands on 100-200mm F5.6, 45-100mm F4 and compact 50mm F3.5 lenses. Pricing and availability have not been announced.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 12:12
Micro Four Thirds users will soon get a super fast, constant aperture wide angle zoom.
Panasonic has announced it is developing two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. We've been shown fairly advanced-looking but non-functional prototype cameras, and have been able to squeeze a few details from Panasonic.
camera newsSep 25, 2018 at 11:10
Panasonic is developing a pair of full-frame mirrorless cameras that use Leica's L-mount. The S1R will feature a 47MP sensor, while the S1 will be 24MP. Both cameras will support Dual IS shake reduction 4K/60p video capture and will have XQD and SD card slots.
Sep 25, 2018 at 11:00
Leica, Panasonic and Sigma are teaming up. Expect L-mount cameras from Panasonic as well as L-mount glass from Sigma.
camera newsSep 25, 2018 at 06:00
Ricoh has announced the development of the GR III enthusiast compact, due to ship in early 2019. The camera gains sensor-shift image stabilization and an updated 24MP sensor with phase-detection. The 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens has also been redesigned and a touchscreen added.
Sep 24, 2018 at 20:16
The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.
Sep 24, 2018 at 15:44
IRIX has announced its latest lens, the 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1. IRIX claims the lens features 'close to zero' distortion and stands out with its 150mm telephoto focal length.
The RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM is one of four lenses to launch with Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system, and it boasts the longest reach of the range. Take a look at some of the samples we've gathered thus far as our EOS R testing continues.
There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.
mobileSep 22, 2018 at 12:00
A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.
Sep 21, 2018 at 19:00
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
mobileSep 21, 2018 at 16:59
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
Sep 21, 2018 at 12:00
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Sep 21, 2018 at 11:00
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
camera newsSep 20, 2018 at 23:37
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Sep 20, 2018 at 15:45
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
lens newsSep 20, 2018 at 14:00
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
Sep 20, 2018 at 01:10
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
video newsSep 19, 2018 at 19:42
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Sep 19, 2018 at 15:50
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
Sep 19, 2018 at 14:00
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Sep 18, 2018 at 21:05
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Sep 18, 2018 at 15:39
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
SponsoredSep 18, 2018 at 14:00
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
sample gallerySep 18, 2018 at 13:00
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
Sep 17, 2018 at 20:54
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Sep 17, 2018 at 15:50
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Sep 17, 2018 at 13:00
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
mobileSep 16, 2018 at 13:00
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Sep 15, 2018 at 12:00
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
mobileSep 15, 2018 at 11:00
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.
Sep 14, 2018 at 16:25
The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.
Sep 14, 2018 at 13:00
Having shot with the camera, spoken to Canon and read the tea leaves, here's what DPR Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks the EOS R tells us about Canon and the RF's mount's future.
After last week's teaser, lighting manufacturer Profoto has announced its 'small big' new product. The B10 is designed to be used as studio flash head but in a very small body, and has a powerful continuous light source for videographers as well.
Sep 14, 2018 at 11:00
Konseen has launched Photo Studio, a new light box tent large enough to photograph people, as well as objects.
Sep 13, 2018 at 18:35
Seagate has introduced new high-capacity hard drives for Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices: the 14TB IronWolf and 14TB IronWolf Pro HDDs.
lens newsSep 13, 2018 at 17:00
The case was first announced earlier this year as a Kickstarter campaign and comes with a range of features aimed at iPhone photographers.
Sep 13, 2018 at 16:00
Manfrotto has introduced a new two-in-one tripod to its Befree lineup. Called the Befree 2N1, this new addition is both a tripod and monopod in one and is available with both of Manfrotto's locking mechanisms.
accessory reviewSep 13, 2018 at 13:00
The Everyday Sling might just be the perfect pack for not carrying too much gear, combining comfort with Peak Design's signature modern style.
mobileSep 12, 2018 at 18:58
Apple has unveiled the next generation of its iPhone X in the form of three variants: the 5.8" iPhone XS and 6.5" iPhone XS Max with OLED screens, and the 6.1" iPhone XR with an LCD and single rear camera.
Sep 12, 2018 at 17:30
Ahead of the launch of the CamRanger II the company has announced a mini version of its wireless remote control system that it says has a longer range than the original in a body half the size.
Sep 12, 2018 at 17:22
Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced a trio of fast cinema lenses for full-frame camera systems, that it says will also be available in the future in the LPL mount for Arri’s large format camera system.
Sep 12, 2018 at 15:58
LumaPod is a a new tripod being funded on Kickstarter that takes just four seconds to set up and uses patented tension technology to keep your shots steady in a compact design.
Sep 11, 2018 at 15:58
ExperimentalOptics has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its second lens design, a 35mm F2.7 lens it claims is the world's 'smallest fastest pancake lens.'
Sep 11, 2018 at 13:00
The new XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR and XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR are aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, and add considerable versatility to Fujifilm's growing XF lens lineup. We've been taking a look.
Sep 10, 2018 at 19:01
The Getty family is working to regain control of stock photo agency Getty Images, according to multiple reports published late last week.
mobileSep 10, 2018 at 18:34
The Phoneslinger line, a modular bag system for mobile photographers, has been launched on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.
Sep 10, 2018 at 16:00
CamRanger has announced the impending arrival of its CamRanger 2 wireless tethering and trigger system, complete with redesigned apps, updated wireless features, and support for select Sony and Fujifilm systems.
SponsoredSep 10, 2018 at 13:00
As well as high-resolution stills, the new Nikon Z7 also shoots 4K video and 120p HD video. We recently spent two days with director Chris Hershman, shooting a music video on the Z7 for pop artist Emily Blue.
Sep 9, 2018 at 11:00
London’s National Portrait Gallery has released the shortlist for its annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, ahead of the winner being announced in October.
Sep 8, 2018 at 13:00
Amid all the excitement surrounding the launch of the Nikon Z-series recently, you could be forgiven for missing the official unveiling of Nikon's new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR. In this article, wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his impressions.
Sep 7, 2018 at 18:01
Version 1.1.4 of Pixelmator Pro brings new effects, a new AI-powered Auto Selective Color adjustment tool and more.
sample gallerySep 7, 2018 at 13:00
Our Canon EOS R sample gallery has been updated with fresh images – including more portraits – and Raw conversions.
Sep 7, 2018 at 10:00
The new Flickr galleries come with a redesigned user interface and a number of new tools to "facilitate your creativity."
Sep 6, 2018 at 18:59
Buried among the EOS R and new lenses, Canon also introduced its Speedlite EL-100, a lightweight flash which has a powerful range of 26m and the ability to serve as an optical transmitter or slave. It can also tilt and rotate, and weighs just 190 grams.
videoSep 6, 2018 at 14:00
Now that the Fujifilm X-T3 has launched, DPReview TV's Jordan Drake puts it up against the venerable Panasonic GH5 to see how their video features and quality compare.
The X-T3 is Fujifilm's newest X-series camera, and potentially represents the largest jump in features and performance that we've seen in a new Fujifilm camera in quite some time. We take a look at its headline features including a new sensor, new processor, new AF system, and some seriously impressive video capabilities.
videoSep 6, 2018 at 05:00
Join Chris and Jordan for a first look at Fujifilm's powerful new X-T3, which offers greatly improved autofocus, 10-bit internal 4K recording and several other refinements compared to the popular X-T2.
camera newsSep 6, 2018 at 05:00
Fujifilm isn't being conservative with its new X-T3 enthusiast mirrorless camera. The company is swinging for the fences, with the camera offering a 26MP BSI X-Trans CMOS sensor and 4K/60p video capture, along with the appealing design and analog controls of the X-T2.
Sep 5, 2018 at 20:32
With the dust only just settling after the recent launch of Nikon's Z7, what should you take away from Canon's new full-frame mirrorless ILC? Read on for some initial thoughts, and a closer look at the EOS R's key features.
mobileSep 5, 2018 at 19:50
Despite the associated higher cost, by end of the year 60% of all smartphones sold are expected to feature a multi-camera module.
lens newsSep 5, 2018 at 09:15
Amid its full-frame mirrorless announcements, Canon has also made room for some L-series lens updates, with new 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L super-tele primes.
lens newsSep 5, 2018 at 08:30
Alongside the new RF system, Canon announced the EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM, which offers an equivalent focal length of just over 50mm when attached to an M-series mirrorless body.
lens newsSep 5, 2018 at 07:15
With the launch of the RF mount, four lenses have debuted alongside the consumer-grade EOS R, providing a tantalizing glimpse into Canon's future ambitions.
camera newsSep 5, 2018 at 07:02
Just two weeks after Nikon introduced its Z-system, Canon has joined the full-frame mirrorless club with its new RF-mount system, with the first camera being the EOS R. This DSLR-shaped camera has a 30MP sensor, Dual Pixel AF, 4K/30p video capture and a customizable touchpad.
mobileSep 4, 2018 at 20:31
The Red Hydrogen One has been delayed several times but the company has at last committed to a release date: November 2nd.
mobileSep 4, 2018 at 17:24
With its super-wide-angle camera the Axon 9 Pro looks like a viable alternative to LG's G7 THinQ and V30/V35 – currently the only high-end phones with a similar camera concept.
mobileSep 4, 2018 at 16:53
Olloclip's Multi-Device Clip is designed to work with the company's Connect X line of interchangeable lenses and works with most smartphones.
first impressionsSep 4, 2018 at 13:00
DJI's Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones address two of the most frequent requests from users of the original Mavic Pro: a larger sensor and a zoom lens. We had a chance to go hands on with both models just before launch and share our first impressions.
The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.
Sep 1, 2018 at 13:00
Never ones to take a press release at face value, Roger Cicala and the team at LensRentals opened up Canon's new EF 70-200mm F2.8 III and compared it to the Mark II, to see whether Canon made any hidden changes.
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