Swiss optics manufacturer Irix has confirmed its lineup of lenses works with Canon's EOS R camera when used with the Canon EF to EOS R adapter.
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December 2018 news and reviews
Dec 31, 2018 at 15:35
Bloomberg shares the story of Meghan Young, an Instagram star, who makes a living traveling around capturing photos for agencies and companies from all over the world. And while it might seem like the dream career, Young says “My job is to make it look effortless, to look like it’s the most fun ever and it’s never a job [...] But it is a job.”
Dec 31, 2018 at 14:00
In the spirit of the holiday, we got together as a team and talked about what we'd like the major photo gear manufacturers to do next year. Here are the New Year's resolutions we want them to make.
Dec 30, 2018 at 14:00
The DJI Ronin-S may not be as instantly recognizable as some other products from 2018, but Editor Dale Baskin explains why he picked this production tool as his 2018 Gear of the Year – and why he chose it to shoot a documentary film.
Dec 29, 2018 at 04:29
A Taiwanese company known for producing skins for Sony products has released what is very likely its most unusual skin to date.
mobileDec 28, 2018 at 14:00
DPR's Managing Editor Allison Johnson captured a trip to San Francisco the way most millennials do: on her phone. The surprising ease with which she was able to share her photos across platforms using Google Photos makes it her pick.
Dec 27, 2018 at 17:42
A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.
Dec 27, 2018 at 14:00
The Panasonic GX9 isn't the best or least expensive camera that Reviews Editor Carey Rose tested this year. But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use – and his pick for this year.
Dec 26, 2018 at 15:00
Simon Joinson was DPReview's second general manager, during a time when the site underwent enormous changes, not least our relocation to the U.S.A. In this interview, Simon looks back at his time at the helm.
Dec 26, 2018 at 14:00
The Nikon P1000 is a bit of an oddity, but the unique shooting opportunities it makes possible are why it's Editor Jeff Keller's pick this year.
Dec 25, 2018 at 16:18
The open source Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2.6.0.
Dec 25, 2018 at 14:00
As DPReview enters its 20th year of publishing, we spoke to the site's founder, Phil Askey. He takes a look back at the first ten years of DPReview's development from its original conception, through a period of massive growth, to the site's acquisition by Amazon.
Dec 25, 2018 at 08:50
Sigma has released 'Sigma X3F Plug-in for Photoshop', a Raw conversion plugin for processing files from its Foveon Merrill and Quattro sensors.
Dec 24, 2018 at 14:00
Editor Dan Bracaglia's pick is the lens that he's recommended more than any other in 2018 – and the one he feels Sony's mirrorless system desperately needed.
Dec 23, 2018 at 21:20
The four thieves made off with more than $50,000 in cameras and accessories from Hunt's Photo and Video in Manchester, New Hampshire.
videoDec 23, 2018 at 20:38
Portrait and photojournalist Sabrina Weniger goes hands-on with Zeiss' yet-to-be-released ZX1 camera in Düsseldorf's Little Tokyo.
Dec 21, 2018 at 18:55
ON1 has released its first update for ON1 Photo RAW 2019, free of charge to current users.
Dec 21, 2018 at 15:45
French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.
Dec 21, 2018 at 14:00
Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick helped him capture his favorite images of the past 12 months: all 17,100 of them. Specifically, two series of 8MP images. Shot at a rate of 23.97 frames per second.
Dec 20, 2018 at 19:17
Officials say 'rogue drones' have caused 'chaos' and shut down London's Gatwick airport.
Dec 20, 2018 at 17:38
With many users creating very large albums using the new Live Album feature, Google has decided to double the image and video limit for albums in Photos.
Dec 20, 2018 at 16:53
As promised, Sony has delivered an incremental firmware upgrade for its a7 III and a7R III mirrorless cameras that fixes issues found in firmware version 2.0
Dec 20, 2018 at 14:00
We've never taken sides in the row over whether image stabilization should be provided in-body or in the lens, but we'll now list the absence of in-body stabilization as a Con in our camera reviews. Here's why.
camera newsDec 19, 2018 at 21:50
It's been churning around the rumor mills for some time now, but Nikon Japan has confirmed the D5500 and D7200 have been discontinued.
Dec 19, 2018 at 21:35
An eBay listing is offering up a bundle that includes a rare AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F4 D II ED lens.
Dec 19, 2018 at 16:19
A firmware update for several Olympus cameras fixes an AF-malfunction that can occur with the Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 POWER OIS and Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 POWER OIS lenses.
Dec 19, 2018 at 15:26
Roger Cicala and his team at Lensrentals tore down Canon's third-generation 400mm F2.8L IS lens, revealing a slew of interesting and impressive bits.
Dec 18, 2018 at 20:53
NVIDIA researchers have created an AI that can create realistic portraits on demand using various elements from source images.
Dec 18, 2018 at 19:38
Free and open source Raw photo-processing software RawTherapee has been updated to version 5.5, which brings a slew of new features and functionality.
Dec 18, 2018 at 18:06
Leica has listed a pair of pint-sized LEGO Leica cameras.
Dec 18, 2018 at 16:45
This new macOS app can automatically create HTML web galleries from your photos that can be shared and viewed in any browser.
Dec 18, 2018 at 14:58
Weeks after he was first reported missing, Chinese authorities have confirmed photographer Lu Guang has been arrested near China's far western region Xinjiang.
Dec 17, 2018 at 20:51
After previously teasing the website, DJI has officially opened up its Pro-branded website for photographers and videographers alike.
Dec 17, 2018 at 19:40
Fujifilm has made firmware version 2.0 available on its website for its X-T3 and X-H1 mirrorless cameras, as well as an incremental update for its 80mm F2.8 macro lens.
mobileDec 17, 2018 at 16:23
The Nova 4 is the brand's first model with a circular cutout for the front camera in the display.
Dec 17, 2018 at 14:00
Sony had the full-frame mirrorless market to itself for nearly five years, but it's no longer alone – the Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R have both arrived priced to compete with the a7 III. We take a head to head to head look at these three cameras.
mobileDec 16, 2018 at 14:00
As if it needed one, the triple-camera smartphone might really be the final nail in the compact camera's coffin. DPR contributor Lars Rehm brought the LG V40 on a hiking trip recently and found it to be a huge leap forward in terms of creative freedom.
videoDec 16, 2018 at 13:00
Renowned UK-based landscape photographer Nigel Danson has been using DSLRs for years. In this video, created exclusively for DPReview, Nigel discusses his experience using the Nikon Z7 and why he's excited about mirrorless cameras. (Spoiler... beautiful scenery ahead.)
Dec 15, 2018 at 22:45
Tenba has unveiled a collection of products to help keep lenses, cables, batteries and more safe and organized when traveling and shooting.
Dec 14, 2018 at 19:33
Facebook has disclosed a major photo API bug that left the private images of millions of users exposed to third-party apps from September 13, 2018 to September 25, 2018.
Dec 14, 2018 at 18:03
Loupedeck has added support for Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 to Loupedeck+, its newest keyboard-style editing module.
videoDec 14, 2018 at 16:44
YouTuber Casey Cavanaugh has produced a handy video guide for those looking for buy their first film camera.
Dec 13, 2018 at 21:58
Chinese optical manufacturer Kipon has added the Nikon Z and Canon R mounts to its range of adapters made to attach medium format lenses from Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax and others to full frame cameras.
Dec 13, 2018 at 18:11
Palette Gear has announced an update to its modular, physical editing interface that lets MacOS users now use their palette with Capture One 11 and 12.
Dec 13, 2018 at 15:41
German company OPC Optics announced that it has acquired the trademark rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz at the insolvency procedure of NetSE in Koblenz.
Dec 12, 2018 at 22:18
It's not always easy to find marble, wood or concrete surfaces on demand. Enter Replica Surfaces, small tiles designed to replicate popular photo surfaces and backdrops.
Dec 12, 2018 at 19:48
Lensrentals Founder Roger Cicala set aside some time to take apart Canon's new 50mm F1.2L RF lens and in doing so revealed a number of interesting discoveries.
Dec 12, 2018 at 15:21
Google is cracking down on unsupported video files being uploaded to its Photos platform and taking up free storage space.
Dec 11, 2018 at 23:08
The Nikon Museum in Shinagawa, Tokyo has an exhibition showing off some of the most rare and unique prototype lenses Nikon ever developed.
Dec 11, 2018 at 19:49
VSCO has announced it will stop selling its film emulation presets for desktop programs March 1st, 2019.
mobileDec 11, 2018 at 17:28
On their latest models the two smartphone manufacturers have replaced the dreaded display notch by a design that features a circular hole for the front camera in the display.
Dec 11, 2018 at 15:53
With the latest version, Adobe Camera now lets you import Raw files from the newest iPhones, Pixel devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Nikon Z6 among others.
lens newsDec 10, 2018 at 19:42
Sigma says its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens is set to hit shelves by the end of December 2018 at a retail price of $1,499.
Dec 10, 2018 at 19:02
DxO PhotoLab 2.1 brings a collection of new features to MacOS and Windows users alike.
lens newsDec 10, 2018 at 17:31
The new 'Elegant' lens series includes entirely manual F2.4 lenses in 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm focal lengths.
Dec 10, 2018 at 15:52
A feature alerts pilots visually and/or verbally when their drone is approaching airspace that is unsafe or areas where drone flying is not permitted.
Dec 10, 2018 at 15:10
GoPro announced Monday morning that it plans to move production of United States-bound cameras out of China, citing tariffs concerns.
videoDec 9, 2018 at 23:20
Azriel Knight of the YouTube channel This Old Camera explains the history of DX encoding.
The 250mm F4 is Fujifilm's longest lens for its medium-format system. It's equivalent to about 200mm on a GFX camera, and we put it to work on some portraits as well as some scenes around Seattle's waterfront – take a look.
Dec 8, 2018 at 20:36
Sony has removed the ability to download firmware version 2.0 for its a7 III and a7R III mirrorless cameras from its website.
Dec 7, 2018 at 23:39
A new patent from Canon lays out the schematics for a speedbooster-style adapter for mounting Canon EF lenses onto EOS M cameras, but with a variable baffle to reduce the risk of flare.
videoDec 7, 2018 at 21:21
The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board has started a campaign asking visitors to stop geotagging their specific locations when visiting Wyoming's national parks.
Dec 7, 2018 at 19:06
Film simulation app Filmborn has been updated with new presets, features, and overall improved support on Apple's latest mobile operating system and devices.
Dec 7, 2018 at 16:18
The Colorado Tripod Company has introduced what it claims is the world’s first titanium tripod system, with a funding campaign on Kickstarter.
Dec 7, 2018 at 16:04
We've been shooting with the LX100 II both in and out of the studio, as part of our ongoing review. We're pretty impressed, so far, with the revised JPEG color and addition of a touchscreen both noticeable improvements.
Dec 6, 2018 at 20:29
It's not cheap, but you may soon be able to get your hands on peel apart film once again thanks to ONE INSTANT.
Dec 6, 2018 at 19:52
Skylum's Luminar 3 arrives on December 18 with the long-awaited ability to manage your photo library. However, it won't be a full DAM (digital asset manager); the company plans to roll out features throughout 2019 and won't charge for updates from Luminar 2018 during that time.
Dec 6, 2018 at 18:12
Hasselblad has released an update to its Phocus post-production software that brings new and updated tools, as well as updated native lens support.
Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, a tool for creating predetermined sets of metadata, has received an update. Version 1.1.0 no longer uses Microsoft Silverlight, sheds the network connection requirement, adds extended language support, updates support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and ends support for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
videoDec 6, 2018 at 15:41
Insta360 has launched a software update for its One X 360-degree camera and announced a camera bundle exclusively available on Apple.com.
reviewDec 6, 2018 at 14:00
Wacom's latest pro tablet can help take your editing workflow – and most importantly, the final image results – to the next level.
Dec 5, 2018 at 20:09
Xiaomi has laid out the details for its new AI-powered image processing platform DeepExposure.
mobileDec 5, 2018 at 17:29
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset is expected to power most 2019 high-end Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Dec 5, 2018 at 16:24
Camera app developer Hipstamatic says it has found a way to use the depth data generated by the iPhone X to improve the way its TinType app works out which areas of a picture to render out of focus.
Dec 4, 2018 at 22:27
The Verizon-owned social network platform Tumblr has announced it will be removing all adult content - including photos - from its platform starting December 17th, 2018.
Dec 4, 2018 at 18:27
Guests who would rather spend time actually enjoying their Swiss vacation can now do so while still maintaining a presence on social networks, thanks to Ibis Switzerland Hotels' new social media sitting services.
Dec 4, 2018 at 15:59
Two challenges to Apple’s claim that its iPhone X can shoot studio quality portraits have been turned down by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
mobileDec 4, 2018 at 14:00
We take a head-to-head look at the Apple iPhone Xs's bokeh effect versus a 58mm Nikkor lens on full-frame. The results? Well, we're pretty impressed.
Dec 3, 2018 at 20:46
The organizations and organizers behind Photokina have announced Photokina 2019 will be cancelled and postponed until May 2020.
Dec 3, 2018 at 19:41
Samsung Malaysia has been caught using a doctored DSLR photo to advertise the 'portrait mode' on its Galaxy A8 Star smartphone.
Dec 3, 2018 at 17:00
Lensrentals has shared a detailed analysis of the most-rented cameras and lenses of the year.
mobileDec 3, 2018 at 16:47
A dual-screen design on Vivo's upcoming flagship smartphones could eliminate the need for a front camera.
SponsoredDec 3, 2018 at 14:36
After years of development, Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras offer among the most advanced autofocus technologies on the market. Here's how to make Sony's AF work for you.
Dec 3, 2018 at 14:01
It's that time again! This is your opportunity to make your voice heard by voting for your favorite photography products of the year. Polls are currently open in six categories but don't deliberate too long – they close December 17th.
This year, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. As 2018 winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Check out the winners of the 2018 DPReview Awards!
Dec 2, 2018 at 03:07
Zhong Yi Optics has launched the Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm F1.4 for Fujifilm GFX cameras.
Dec 1, 2018 at 00:08
A couple months ago Sony released a major firmware update for its a7 III and a7R III cameras that includes significant new features and functionality. We've tested it, and here's why we think it's important.
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