Lens manufacturer Tokina has officially released details, price and on-sale dates for the Opera 16-28mm F2.8 lens it first showcased at Photokina in back in September. Expected to ship mid-March in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, this wide-angle zoom will cost $699.
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February 2019 news and reviews
Feb 22, 2019 at 13:15
InukTech is planning to...well...kickstart its Kickstarter campaign for a unique take on a transformable tripod it calls Inuk.
The Ricoh GR series has long been a favorite of street photographers, and the latest iteration - the GR III - brings a new sensor, redesigned lens, in-body stabilization and on-sensor phase detection. We spent some time with a pre-production model in London and have some initial impressions to share.
Feb 21, 2019 at 22:46
Ross Lowell was a man of many talents who had more than 25 patents to his name, created a lighting company and created gaffer tape, a staple in the camera bags of photographers and cinematographers the world over.
Feb 21, 2019 at 22:24
Light has announced it's teaming up with Sony to combined experience and technology in their respective fields to create the next-generation of multi-camera smartphones.
camera newsFeb 21, 2019 at 22:00
The Ricoh GR III will be going on sale this March for $899. It has a 24MP APS-C sensor, newly designed 28mm equiv. F2.8 lens, in-body image stabilization and on-sensor phase detection.
camera newsFeb 21, 2019 at 22:00
Ricoh's new WG-6 is the company's latest waterproof camera, with a 20MP sensor, 28-140mm equiv. lens and the ability to go 20m/65ft underwater. If you need something that's both crushproof and chemical-resistant, there's the G900, which is designed for industrial use.
Feb 21, 2019 at 19:31
Version 6.0.0 of the open source image editing application digiKam is a major update and has been two years in the making.
lens newsFeb 21, 2019 at 15:53
Lomography has launched the Lomogon 32mm F2.5, a compact lens with full frame sensor coverage and a unique wheel of aperture stops that protrudes from the barrel.
mobileFeb 20, 2019 at 20:35
At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S10 and S10+ with a triple rear-camera array, as well as a more basic S10e model with a dual main camera unit. As expected, the S10 series' display is the center of attention with a hole-punch style front-facing camera embedded in the screen.
Feb 20, 2019 at 19:57
Picktorial for macOS gets a major 4.0 update with new DAM, improved search functionality and overall stability improvements.
mobileFeb 20, 2019 at 19:15
Samsung wasted no time unveiling the Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event today – a foldable device with a 4.6" display when folded, and 7.3" display when unfolded. The device contains a total of six cameras – three on the back, two inside and one front-facing camera.
mobileFeb 20, 2019 at 17:44
The Mi 9 combines a 1/2" sensor in its primary camera with ultra-wide and tele options to cover a wide range of focal lengths.
Feb 20, 2019 at 17:15
Photographers Ben Horne is asking for help to find the owners of a battered Fujifilm camera that fell from the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park.
lens newsFeb 20, 2019 at 14:32
Taiwanese lens manufacturer William Optics is proposing to make a flatfield Petzval lens aimed at star gazers and photographers that it claims is the world’s sharpest 250mm.
Feb 20, 2019 at 14:00
After a rare Seattle snowstorm finally subsided, DPReview editor Jeff Keller was able to escape the snow and spend some time with the impressive Fujifilm X-T30, a camera that offers a lot of bang for the buck.
Given that it uses the same sensor and processor as the X-T3, it's no surprise that the Fujifilm X-T30 is capable of producing some excellent photos. We took a pre-production X-T30 all over the Seattle area and have plenty of photos for your viewing pleasure.
lens newsFeb 20, 2019 at 07:00
Tamron has announced three new full-frame lenses slated to launch in the middle of 2019: an SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD and 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD for DSLRs, as well as an ultra-wide 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E-mount cameras.
videoFeb 19, 2019 at 22:36
Roger and his team at Lensrentals have switched things up and decided to build a lens rather than tearing it apart.
Feb 19, 2019 at 19:25
George Mendonsa, the gentleman kissing a woman believed to be Greta Zimmer Friedman in Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic image titled 'V-J Day in Times Square,' has passed away at the age of 95.
Feb 19, 2019 at 17:28
Want to know more about the Canon EOS RP? We conducted a live Q&A that you can watch here. We'll be trying to address those comments we didn't get to in the comments.
Feb 19, 2019 at 16:35
Version 3.0.2 of Skylum's Luminar software has been improved for both Windows and macOS systems.
videoFeb 19, 2019 at 16:01
Until now, the word 'bokeh' has been a noun. But that may very well change with the help of Apple's recent video advertisement.
Feb 18, 2019 at 20:56
The data breach we reported on last week did not only affect 500px but a total of 16 websites, including mobile image sharing platform EyeEm, Animoto, Artsy and Fotolog.
Feb 18, 2019 at 19:09
Camera Rescue, a Finnish organization determined to rescue more than 100K analog, has already saved 46,000 cameras and plans to more than double that number by 2020.
lens newsFeb 18, 2019 at 17:15
Independent lens manufacturer Sigma has announced that its new 28mm T1.5 cine lens for full frame sensor cameras will be available from the middle of March.
camera newsFeb 18, 2019 at 15:48
Panasonic has announced the impending release of two new cameras, the ZS80/TZ95 compact camera and the FZ1000 II superzoom camera.
Feb 18, 2019 at 14:00
At Dubai's recent Gulf Photo Plus event, Fujifilm showed off several of its early concept mockups for GFX cameras that (sadly) never made it into production. We took a closer look.
Open letter to Panasonic: Innovations in manual focus could make Lumix S a winner for cinematographers
Feb 17, 2019 at 14:00
Panasonic is well known for including impressive video features on its cameras. In this article, professional cinematographer Jack Lam explains one killer feature the company could add to its S series that would shake up the industry – and it all comes down to manual focus.
lens newsFeb 16, 2019 at 17:08
Lens manufacturer Irix has announced it's expanding its product lineup into the Japanese market.
Feb 16, 2019 at 14:00
Full-frame cameras get a lot of attention lately, but Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks that APS-C makes the most sense for a lot of people – and there's just one company consistently giving the format the support it deserves.
Feb 15, 2019 at 21:19
The 12th International Garden Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. We've gathered the top photos from each category and rounded them up into a slideshow.
Feb 15, 2019 at 20:54
Kosmo Foto has announced the release and opened pre-orders for its new Mono 120 black-and-white film.
Feb 15, 2019 at 19:01
Uber software engineer Phillip Wang has created a website that shows a portrait of a person that doesn't actually exist by using AI to merge multiple faces together.
Feb 15, 2019 at 14:49
The Atomos Shinobi is a compact, lightweight monitor that features the same display found inside the much more expensive Ninja 5 monitor/recorder.
Feb 14, 2019 at 20:01
NASA's Curiosity rover captures a 360 panorama from its Vera Rubin Ridge 'Rock Hall' drill site before moving on to greener...er...redder pastures.
Feb 14, 2019 at 19:51
Xiaomi's new flagship Android smartphone is expected to be launched on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
first impressionsFeb 14, 2019 at 15:00
A quick glance at the spec sheet doesn't make the Canon EOS RP look that exciting. But having shot with it, we've become oddly fond of this little full framer.
Feb 14, 2019 at 14:57
Pixelmator Pro has received an update with new and improved features, including support for Portrait Masks with images captured by the iPhone's Portrait Mode.
Feb 14, 2019 at 14:30
Alongside the EOS RP, Canon showed us mockups of the six lenses it says are in development for 2019. There's a distinct high-end flavor to the options in the works.
first impressionsFeb 14, 2019 at 13:00
The new X-T30 may not be Fujifilm's flagship model, but it arrives with some very impressive features and specifications. Chris and Jordan have been shooting it for a few days and share their first impressions, along with a look at an iconic new building in their hometown of Calgary.
camera newsFeb 14, 2019 at 05:00
The Fujifilm X-T30 is equipped with the same 26.1MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad Core CPU as the X-T3, along with some autofocus improvements. The new camera arrives in March for $900 body-only.
lens newsFeb 14, 2019 at 05:00
Fujifilm's new XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact, weather-resistant lens that weighs just 155g/5.5oz. It'll be available starting in March for $399.
Fujifilm's XF 16mm F2.8 is one of the widest lenses in the company's lineup of compact primes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras. We've been up and down the streets of snowy Seattle - a rare sight - to see just what our pre-production copy of this petite prime is capable of.
Feb 14, 2019 at 05:00
Firmware version 2.00 brings two new shooting modes and one new setting to its X-T100 and X-A5 camera systems.
Feb 14, 2019 at 05:00
Fujifilm has announced its upcoming rugged point-and-shoot, the FinePix XP140.
camera newsFeb 14, 2019 at 04:00
Canon has unveiled its second full-frame mirrorless camera: the entry-level EOS RP. Touting its compact size and approachability for beginners, the RP uses a 26.2MP sensor and will sell for $1300 body-only this March.
lens newsFeb 14, 2019 at 04:00
Nikon has taken the wraps off a new standard zoom lens for mirrorless, the Z 24-70mm F2.8 Z. The new 24-70mm has been on Nikon's Z-series roadmap since the mount was announced last August, and it will ship in spring for $2299.
lens newsFeb 14, 2019 at 04:00
Canon has announced the development of six RF lenses, including the incredibly compact RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM, two variations of an RF 85mm F1.2L USM, plus a 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.
Feb 14, 2019 at 04:00
Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6 and Z7. As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI.
Feb 13, 2019 at 19:42
Tripod manufacturer Three Legged Thing has developed a new L-bracket designed to fit a wider range of cameras and allow users to mount their camera in a variety of ways.
Feb 13, 2019 at 16:30
Some user information, including names, usernames and email addresses was compromised in the incident.
Feb 13, 2019 at 15:46
The FAA has announced drones will soon need aerial license plates of sorts to fly their UAVs in the United States.
mobileFeb 13, 2019 at 15:06
The new Galaxy S10 front camera will adopt several technologies that are already commonplace on many smartphone main cameras.
lens newsFeb 13, 2019 at 06:00
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is a weather-sealed 24-400mm equiv. zoom for Micro Four Thirds and will go on sale in March for $900.
sample galleryFeb 13, 2019 at 06:00
We put a pre-production version of Olympus' versatile new zoom through its paces.
Feb 12, 2019 at 21:00
DJI has announced its implemented Geospatial Environment Online 2.0 system to airports in 32 European countries.
Feb 12, 2019 at 18:12
Adobe's February Lightroom update beings a number of new and improved features across the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom CC.
mobileFeb 12, 2019 at 17:38
Despite a drop in fourth-quarter revenues and operating profits the Taiwanese company remains optimistic about the adoption of multi-lens camera modules on flagship smartphones.
Feb 12, 2019 at 15:40
ProGrade Digital has expanded beyond hardware with the announcement of Recovery Pro, a file recovery program designed with an emphasis on salvaging audio, photo and video files from memory cards.
Feb 12, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's new 'Real-time tracking' AF system promises much improved subject tracking performance, using machine-learning, pattern recognition and much more. Here's what's changed – and how it actually performs.
lens newsFeb 11, 2019 at 22:47
Chinese optical manufacturer Kamlan Optical has announced its next lens will be a 7.5mm f/3.2 fisheye for the Micro Four Thirds system.
Feb 11, 2019 at 20:31
Storage and accessory manufacturer Glyph has released its new Atom NVMe SSD and Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual 4K display support.
camera newsFeb 11, 2019 at 17:57
Leica's latest limited edition model is aimed at cinematographers who can use the still camera to test exposure and framing for motion picture recording.
Feb 11, 2019 at 14:00
We're at the Gulf Photo Plus event in Dubai, where Fujifilm has given attendees a sneak peek at a working prototype of its upcoming 100MP medium format camera.
Feb 11, 2019 at 14:00
Datacolor has launched its fastest, most accurate display calibration tool to date, the SpyderX.
Feb 10, 2019 at 22:19
CineStill's new powdered film development kits are easier to store, cheaper to ship and cost less than their liquid counterparts.
Feb 10, 2019 at 21:07
At its X-Summit event in Dubai, Fujifilm announced a major firmware update for the X-T3, coming in April. Firmware 3.0 will improve Eye-AF performance, and is promised to enhance AF tracking and face detection.
Feb 10, 2019 at 14:00
We're in Dubai, where Fujifilm is showing off pre-production and prototype samples of three upcoming lenses - the GF 50mm F3.5 - a compact, lightweight standard lens for medium format, the XF 16mm F2.8, and the XF 16-80mm F4 for the company's range of APS-C format X-series cameras.
lens newsFeb 8, 2019 at 21:26
Limited edition versions of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 ASPH, Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 and Summilux-M 28 mm F1.4 ASPH lenses have been announced for the Leica M rangefinder series, with alternative finishes, red markings and different materials setting them out from the normal production versions.
Feb 8, 2019 at 20:10
Researchers discovered a working USB flash drive with photos and video on it and successfully managed to return it to its rightful owner after spending an extended period of time in seal poop.
Feb 8, 2019 at 16:59
British photographer Rankin has teamed up with MTArt Agency to create a poignant series of photos for the VISUAL DIET campaign from M&C Saatchi that showcases what teenagers across the world do get their self portraits Insta-ready for the world.
Feb 8, 2019 at 16:05
The iOS camera app Obscura 2 has been updated with a revamped interface, a new histogram visualizer, iPad keyboard shortcuts and more.
Feb 7, 2019 at 18:46
A number of MacBook Pro users are reporting issues regarding their computers speakers when using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Feb 7, 2019 at 17:10
The company cites user feedback and "complications" with photo downloads as reasons for the new date.
Feb 7, 2019 at 17:06
Fujifilm has released firmware version 2.10 for its X-T3 mirrorless camera, adding the ability to record video files larger than 4GB as a single file.
videoFeb 7, 2019 at 15:56
Mathieu Stern has published a video showing experimental work with off-visible-spectrum specialist Pierre Luis Ferrer in which they use a handheld UV torch to illuminate fruit and everyday objects.
Feb 7, 2019 at 14:00
A day spent shooting Panasonic's new S1R in the streets of Barcelona, Spain left us feeling satisfied with how the camera operates – but eager to get testing.
Feb 6, 2019 at 19:36
China's Longjiang-2 satellite has captured an incredible image of the far side of the Moon with Earth making a cameo in the background.
Feb 6, 2019 at 19:30
The VEER 18L is lightweight and packs down into a small package, making it ideal for carrying in a larger bag and use as a day bag.
Feb 6, 2019 at 18:49
Security company Trend Micro says 29 camera apps have been removed from the Google Play Store for malicious advertisements and, on some occasions, storing users images on remote servers.
video newsFeb 6, 2019 at 16:32
Atomos has announced two of its most popular monitors/recorders will support 10-bit 422 HDR recording with Panasonic's new Lumix S1 full-frame camera.
Feb 6, 2019 at 14:00
The Fujifilm GFX 50R is the most affordable medium format digital camera ever, but how much of an advantage does it offer over the best of its full-frame mirrorless peers? We shot it alongside the Nikon Z7 so you can decide for yourselves.
Feb 5, 2019 at 19:32
Kodak Alaris' Paper, Photochemicals and Film (PPF) unit is actively looking for potential buyers.
SponsoredFeb 5, 2019 at 17:11
In which Carey and Barney take up racing – and get beaten by a 13 year-old.
Feb 5, 2019 at 17:08
Blackmagic Design has released the latest firmware for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K that brings along new and improved features.
Feb 5, 2019 at 15:26
Insta360 One X users can now edit 360-degree footage on the desktop in addition to their mobile devices.
videoFeb 5, 2019 at 15:15
An alleged lack of payment has lead to a humorous music video for American rapper Sheck Wes.
Feb 5, 2019 at 11:00
Panasonic has announced it's now accepting applications for its Lumix PRO Services, a support program for professional photographers and imaging customers.
Feb 4, 2019 at 23:39
Changes to the way photo sharing website Flickr operates mean starting tomorrow free accounts that have more than 1000 images stored are in danger of getting images deleted.
Feb 4, 2019 at 21:25
A photo recently shared on Reddit shows how an early 20th century photography used a mirror to include himself in a family portrait.
mobileFeb 4, 2019 at 19:49
In a shootout with the Pixel 3 Almalence finds its own multi-frame zoom solution captures better detail than the Google equivalent.
DJI shares open letter regarding corruption allegations, asks media to 'pay close attention to the facts'
Feb 4, 2019 at 16:51
DJI has published an open letter on its website that provides more information regarding its internal investigation pertaining to alleged corruption and theft.
Feb 3, 2019 at 14:00
We've had our hands on the new Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and S1R, and in this article we'll pull out the key specifications, and walk through the major features and ergonomics of both cameras.
videoFeb 2, 2019 at 22:19
This short film created by SkyVista Productions shows a humorous conversation between an uncle and his niece who talk about the struggles of waiting for pre-ordered camera gear.
Chris and Jordan recently reviewed the Olympus E-M1X as a camera for still photography. Now they're back with a whole episode about its video features. Watch to find out where this camera really excels – as well as a couple places where there's room to grow.
Feb 1, 2019 at 18:48
Sony's VENICE motion picture camera firmware version 4.0 adds 4K/120fps and 6K/60fps shooting.
Feb 1, 2019 at 16:03
This continues on a longstanding tradition of Leica's olive green finishes and marks the first time the color appears on a lens.
videoFeb 1, 2019 at 11:00
By now you've seen plenty of information about Panasonic's new S-series cameras, but after shooting with them at Panasonic's launch event in Barcelona, Chris and Jordan tell us about some important things you might have overlooked from the spec sheet.
camera newsFeb 1, 2019 at 11:00
Panasonic has released full details of its two pro-oriented full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Lumix S1R, aimed purely at stills shooters, will debut in April with built-in 5-axis IS, a 187MP multi-shot high resolution mode and 6 fps burst shooting with AFC.
camera newsFeb 1, 2019 at 11:00
Panasonic has released full details of its two pro-oriented full-frame mirrorless cameras. The cheaper Lumix DC-S1 is geared toward photographers with serious stills and video needs, offering 24.2MP resolution and oversampled 4K/30p recording from the full width of the sensor.
It lacks the impressive resolution of its sibling, but the Lumix S1 looks to offer plenty for the photographer who needs serious video and stills capabilities. Take a look at some of our initial sample images – shot with pre-production firmware.
lens newsFeb 1, 2019 at 11:00
Panasonic has launched a trio of Lumix S lenses for its new S1 and S1R full-frame cameras. The new 50mm 1.4, 70-200 F4 OIS and 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS will be available in April for $2299, $1699 and $1299, respectively.
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