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February 2019 news and reviews

February 28
Leica announces new APO-Sumicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH L-Mount lens

The L-Mount lens, which will work on Panasonic and Sigma L-Mount cameras in addition to Leica's SL series cameras, is set to ship in mid-April for $4,595.

USB 3.2 specification arrives this year with confusing new naming structure

USB 3.2 is officially on the horizon and, as was the case last time, the naming structure for USB devices is about to get even more confusing.

US transportation agencies ban passenger aircraft from transporting lithium-ion batteries in cargo

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced on Wednesday a new Interim Final Rule banning the transportation of lithium-ion batteries in passenger aircraft cargo.

Review: DJI Mavic Air

The Mavic Air hits the sweet spot for many drone users, combining compact size with high performance and good image quality. Find out what makes it so useful, and why it might just be the best travel-friendly drone on the market today.

CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Nikon Z 14-30mm F4 S

Announced earlier this year, Nikon's new Z 14-30mm F4 S is a compact wideangle zoom lens for Nikon's Z-series mirrorless cameras. We just got our hands on a working sample at CP+.

7Artisans announces a new 60mm macro lens for multiple mounts

7Artisans is set to launch a new macro lens in a range of mounts from MFT to APS-C in May this year.

CP+ 2019: Zeiss ZX1 - hands-on with the full-frame Android camera

The Zeiss ZX1 was one of the great surprises of Photokina 2018: a full-frame, Android-based compact with a 35mm F2 lens. We got a chance to play with a pre-production example at CP+ and found something unlike any particular camera we've encountered before.

CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S

At the annual CP+ photography show in Yokohama, Japan, Nikon has been showing its new Z 24-70mm F2.8 S. We made a beeline for the Nikon booth to take a look.

February 27
Italian photojournalist has a Leica camera to thank for saving his life after being hit by an RPG

Photojournalist Gabriele Micalizzi was covering conflict in Baghuz, Syria when an Islamic State-fired RPG hit nearby and sent shrapnel his way. Although he was still injured by the blast, he credits the Leica (as well as doctors and others) for saving his life.

NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel explains how he captures racetrack images from space

In a recent interview with Hot Rod, NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel explains how he captures racetrack images from space.

Xiaomi and Light announce partnership to push smartphone photography forward

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi and Light have announced that they'll collaborate in developing smartphone cameras and computational photography technology.

Instagram 'Public Collections' feature discovered in Android app code

New code inside the Instagram Android app suggests Instagram might soon offer up the ability to take your collections public.

Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM

Sony's FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a fast-focusing, fast-aperture telephoto prime that will be a welcome option for wedding, event, portrait and sports shooters. Click through to learn about its optical design, autofocus features, and handling.

Fujifilm XF10 sample gallery update

As we discovered in our full review, Fujifilm's XF10 pocket compact may not be the most responsive camera to use, but we can't get enough of its beautiful color output. Take a look at our updated gallery to see what all the fuss is about.

February 26
OPPO has started mass production of 10x zoom smartphone camera module

The Chinese manufacturer says a device featuring the new camera system will be available in the second quarter 2019.

Samsung announces Galaxy A30 and A50 dual and triple-camera mid-rangers

The Galaxy A30 and A50 are mid-range smartphones with interesting camera specs.

MASV 3.0 data transfer service update brings mobile support, new UI and billing tweak

MASV, a cloud-based data storage provider akin to Google Drive and Dropbox, has announced a massive 3.0 update that brings an improved UI, better mobile support and updates to its billing process.

Kodak's photo service KodakIt criticized for stripping photographers of copyrights

Eastman Kodak subsidiary KodakIt is facing criticism regarding its overreaching rights policies.

Sony announces FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens

Sony has announced its FE 135mm F1.8 G Master lens, a fast telephoto prime designed for portrait, wedding and sports photographers. The lens sports four linear motors for fast and quiet AF, an 11-blade aperture and a new 'XA' element to control spherical aberration and produce 'exquisite' bokeh.

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM sample gallery

Sony's announced the ninth addition to the G Master lens series in the FE 135mm F1.8 GM. We took it for a spin prior to launch and found it to be sharp, instantaneous to focus, with smooth bokeh and few aberrations at all to speak of.

Sony announces the Remote Commander, a wireless Bluetooth controller for its camera systems

Sony has announced the upcoming release of the RMT-P1BT, a Bluetooth remote that wirelessly controls Sony camera systems.

Nikon's Coolpix A1000 and B600 superzooms to hit US shelves in March

Nikon's previously announced Coolpix A1000 and B600 superzoom cameras will go on sale in the U.S. in March. The compact A1000 has a 35X zoom and is priced at $479, while the SLR-styled B600, which has a 60X zoom, will set you back $329.

Sigma to release eleven Art lenses for L-mount along with SA/EF-mount adapter

Sigma has announced that the L-mount versions of eleven Art lenses will be arriving in the near future. In addition, the company is releasing the MC-21 adapter, which adapts select Sigma SA and EF-mount lenses to L-mount bodies.

February 25
Newly announced microSD Express format offers transfer speeds up to 950MBps

The SD Association has unveiled the new microSD Express format which brings much higher transfer speeds and reduced power consumption to microSD cards.

No Joke: Fujifilm paper and film products to get massive price increase on April 1st

While the rest of the world is looking to prank consumers with funny commercials and ploys, Fujifilm will be raising the price of its film and photo paper products by 30 percent.

The Ricoh Theta Z1 is a $1K 360 camera with Raw capture, improved optics and more

Ricoh's flagship 360-degree camera will set you back $999.95, but now offers spatial audio, 4K/30p video, 23MP stills, Raw support and new plug-ins for added functionality.

Slideshow: World Press Photo announces nominees for its 2019 Photo Competition

World Press Photo has announced the nominees for the its 62nd World Press Photo Contest. We've rounded up the nominees from each of the categories to share.

The Xperia 1 is Sony's first triple-cam phone and comes with a 21:9 display

Sony has finally made the move to triple-cams and attempts to differentiate its devices with an unusual display aspect ratio.

LG launches triple-camera models V50 ThinQ 5G and G8 ThinQ

LG has launched the latest models in its V- and G-series of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

HMD Global unveils Nokia 9 PureView with penta-camera setup, Lightroom CC support

The device's main camera features three monochrome and two RGB sensors, all paired with 28mm equivalent lenses with F1.8 apertures.

Fujifilm XF10 review

The Fujifilm XF10 is a stylish, compact, well-priced pocket camera that will take great photographs. Unfortunately, the XF10's overall performance may be a let-down, including for those users coming from smartphone cameras.

February 24
Skylum announces development of AirMagic drone imaging software

AirMagic will be available for Windows and Mac and use AI to automatically enhance images that were captured with a drone camera.

Olympus E-M1X versus the E-M1 II, Panasonic G9, Fujifilm X-T3 and Nikon D500

With 'Deep Learning' autofocus, crazy-fast burst speeds and refined ergonomics, the E-M1X is the most focused action and sports shooting camera that Olympus has ever made. Here's how it squares up against some key Micro Four Thirds and APS-C competitors.

February 23
Sony is hiring engineers to help strengthen its image sensor business

40 percent of Sony's new engineer hires in Japan will be allocated to the company's chip business.

Panasonic S1R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions

We've had a little more time to shoot around with Panasonic's high-resolution full-framer and thus, top off our sample gallery. We've also had the chance to add a whole lot of Raw conversions.

Tokina releases 16-28mm wide zoom with constant F2.8 aperture

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.

February 22
InukTech will launch Inuk, a carbon fiber tripod alternative, on Kickstarter next month

InukTech is planning to...well...kickstart its Kickstarter campaign for a unique take on a transformable tripod it calls Inuk.

Hands-on with the Ricoh GR III

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.

Ricoh GR III sample gallery

The Ricoh GR III made its official debut today, and DPR contributor Damien Demolder got his hands on the camera for a quick photo walk through London. Take a look at the results.

February 21
Ross Lowell, founder of Lowel-Light and the creator of gaffer tape, dead at 92

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.

Light and Sony team up to make the next-generation of multi-camera smartphones

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.

Ricoh GR III, with updated lens, 24MP APS-C sensor and in-body IS to ship in March

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.

Ricoh announces rugged WG-6 and industrial-strength G900 cameras

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.

Open source image editing program digiKam now has video support, new export tools & more

Version 6.0.0 of the open source image editing application digiKam is a major update and has been two years in the making.

The Lomogon 32mm F2.5 lens features perfectly round apertures on a rotating wheel

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.

February 20
Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus with triple-camera; budget-friendlier S10e with dual cam

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.

Picktorial photo editor for macOS gets 4.0 update with new DAM and workflow features

Picktorial for macOS gets a major 4.0 update with new DAM, improved search functionality and overall stability improvements.

Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with foldable display and six cameras

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.

Xiaomi launches Mi 9 smartphone with triple camera, up to 8GB of RAM

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.

Photographer asks for help finding owners of a destroyed camera found at Zion National Park

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.

‘World’s sharpest’ 250mm lens now on Kickstarter with swappable lens mount

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.

Shooting with the Fujifilm X-T30, the frugal flagship

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.

Fujifilm X-T30 pre-production sample gallery

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.

Tamron SP 35mm F1.4, 35-150mm F2.8-4 and E-mount 17-28mm F2.8 III arriving mid-2019

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.

February 19
LensRentals constructs a C-4 Optics 4.9mm F3.5 Hyperfisheye Prototype lens

Roger and his team at Lensrentals have switched things up and decided to build a lens rather than tearing it apart.

'Kissing sailor' George Mendonsa featured in iconic 1945 photo dies at 95

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.

Live Q&A with DPReview editors about the Canon EOS RP

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.

Luminar update brings improved performance and new features

Version 3.0.2 of Skylum's Luminar software has been improved for both Windows and macOS systems.

Apple has turned 'bokeh' into a verb (and taken a stance on how it's pronounced)

Until now, the word 'bokeh' has been a noun. But that may very well change with the help of Apple's recent video advertisement.

Canon EF-M 32mm F1.4 review

The EF-M 32mm F1.4 is a welcome addition to Canon's APS-C mirrorless lens lineup. It's a good performer all-around and enjoyable to use on the EOS M50, and we hope to see more like it introduced to the EF-M range.

February 18
EyeEm, Fotolog and other photo sites affected by security breach

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.

Camera Rescue aims to save 100,000 analog cameras for future generations

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.

Sigma cine 28mm T.1.5 lens gets a price and shipping date

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.

Panasonic announces new Lumix ZS80 (TZ95) compact, FZ1000 II superzoom camera

Panasonic has announced the impending release of two new cameras, the ZS80/TZ95 compact camera and the FZ1000 II superzoom camera.

The progenitors of GFX: A closer look at Fujifilm's medium format concepts

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.

February 17
Open letter to Panasonic: Innovations in manual focus could make Lumix S a winner for cinematographers

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.

February 16
Swiss lens manufacturer Irix is expanding into the Japanese market

Lens manufacturer Irix has announced it's expanding its product lineup into the Japanese market.

Sigma has done more for enthusiast APS-C than Nikon, Canon and Sony combined

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.

February 15
Slideshow: International Garden Photographer of the Year Winners

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.

Kosmo Foto launches Mono 120 black-and-white film, now available for pre-order

Kosmo Foto has announced the release and opened pre-orders for its new Mono 120 black-and-white film.

This website uses AI to generate portraits of people who don't actually exist

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.

The Atomos Shinobi is a light, bright 5" 1920x1080 HDMI monitor for $399

The Atomos Shinobi is a compact, lightweight monitor that features the same display found inside the much more expensive Ninja 5 monitor/recorder.

Video: first impressions of the Canon EOS RP

Got a couple of minutes? Then you have all the time you need to learn about Canon's second full-frame mirrorless camera body – and why it's a compelling option for someone stepping into full-frame for the first time.

February 14
NASA Curiosity rover captures 360 panorama from its Vera Rubin Ridge 'Rock Hall' drill site

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.

Xiaomi teases Mi 9 product images and camera samples

Xiaomi's new flagship Android smartphone is expected to be launched on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Canon EOS RP shooting experience: better than the specs suggest

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.

Pixelmator Pro 1.3.1 released with Portrait Masks for images captured in iPhone Portrait mode

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.

Canon shows forthcoming RF lenses including radical 70-200mm F2.8 IS

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.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 first impressions review

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.

Fujifilm X-T30 offers most of the X-T3's feature set for $900

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.

Weather-resistant Fujifilm 16mm F2.8 lens to ship in March for $399

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 XF 16mm F2.8 sample gallery

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.

Fujifilm announces firmware version 2.00 for its X-T100 and X-A5 camera systems

Firmware version 2.00 brings two new shooting modes and one new setting to its X-T100 and X-A5 camera systems.

Fujifilm announces the FinePix XP140, its latest ruggedized point-and-shoot

Fujifilm has announced its upcoming rugged point-and-shoot, the FinePix XP140.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP

Get a closer look at Canon's second full-frame mirrorless body and its unique combination of features, capability and price point.

The Canon EOS RP is smaller than an EOS Rebel T7i and will cost $1300

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.

Canon EOS RP sample gallery

A pre-launch event gave us a chance to shoot a sample gallery to show what sort of image quality you can expect from the least-expensive digital full frame camera ever launched.

Nikon announces Z 24-70mm F2.8 S - a new standard zoom for mirrorless

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.

Canon developing six new RF lenses, including ultra-compact 70-200 F2.8

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 and 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

Nikon announces development of new firmware for Z6 and Z7 promising faster AF

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.

February 13
Three Legged Thing launches 'Ellie,' a versatile L-bracket for modern camera systems

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.

500px suffered a data breach in July 2018 that exposed info of all 15M users

Some user information, including names, usernames and email addresses was compromised in the incident.

Drone owners in the US will soon need external registration numbers on their UAVs

The FAA has announced drones will soon need aerial license plates of sorts to fly their UAVs in the United States.

Samsung confirms 4K video on Galaxy S10 front camera

The new Galaxy S10 front camera will adopt several technologies that are already commonplace on many smartphone main cameras.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 boasts 16.6x magnification

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.

Olympus 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 pre-production sample gallery

We put a pre-production version of Olympus' versatile new zoom through its paces.

February 12
DJI brings its Geospatial Environment Online 2.0 system to airports in 32 European countries

DJI has announced its implemented Geospatial Environment Online 2.0 system to airports in 32 European countries.

Canon releases firmware update for the EOS R

Canon has introduced the first firmware update for its Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera.

Adobe Lightroom February update adds AI Enhance Details feature, HDR and HDR Panos

Adobe's February Lightroom update beings a number of new and improved features across the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom CC.

Smartphone lens maker Largan is optimistic about multi-lens camera adoption

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.

ProGrade Digital launches Recovery Pro, a file recovery program for professionals

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.

Sony's 'Real-time tracking' is a big leap forward for autofocus

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.

February 11
Kamlan announces new 7.5mm F3.2 fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds systems

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.

Glyph launches new Atom NVMe SSD and Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual 4K display support

Storage and accessory manufacturer Glyph has released its new Atom NVMe SSD and Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual 4K display support.

Leica releases M10-P 'ASC 100 Edition', a still camera for cinematographers

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Hands-on with Fujifilm 100MP GFX medium-format

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.

Datacolor launches SpyderX, its fastest and most accurate color calibration tool to date

Datacolor has launched its fastest, most accurate display calibration tool to date, the SpyderX.

February 10
CineStill launches powdered versions of its B&W and color film development kits

CineStill's new powdered film development kits are easier to store, cheaper to ship and cost less than their liquid counterparts.

Fujifilm announces FW 3.0 for X-T3 coming in April: Improved AF and face/eye detection

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Hands-on with upcoming Fujifilm XF and GF lenses

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.

February 9
DPReview TV: Panasonic S1R preview from Barcelona

What do you get when you send two crazy Canadians to Barcelona, Spain, and turn them loose with Panasonic's first full frame camera? A Panasonic S1R hands-on preview with a nod to a Woody Allen film, that's what.

February 8
Leica launches limited edition versions of three classic M lenses

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.

Researchers recover photos from a USB drive that spent a year frozen in seal poop

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.

Photography project 'Selfie Harm' tasked teens with editing their portraits for social media

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.

Obscura 2 app updates interface, adds new histogram visualizer and keyboard shortcuts

The iOS camera app Obscura 2 has been updated with a revamped interface, a new histogram visualizer, iPad keyboard shortcuts and more.

February 7
Some MacBook Pro owners report speaker damage due to Adobe Premiere Pro audio bug

A number of MacBook Pro users are reporting issues regarding their computers speakers when using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Flickr delays free account photo deletion to March 12th

The company cites user feedback and "complications" with photo downloads as reasons for the new date.

Fujifilm issues minor firmware update for its X-T3 mirrorless camera

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.

Video: UV light brings out the ethereal colors of everyday objects

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.

Gothic streets and cured meats: shooting the Panasonic S1R in Barcelona

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.

February 6
Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side

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.

The VEER 18 is a packable bag with inflatable camera protection that's currently on Kickstarter

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.

Google removes 29 malicious Android camera apps from Play Store

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.

Samsung patents zoom camera in an S-Pen stylus

The patent document describes an optical system, image sensor, controller and control key, all built into the upper end of an S-Pen stylus.

Atomos Ninja V, Inferno recorders will support 4K 10-bit 422 HDR with Panasonic's Lumix S1

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.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs full-frame: how big is the difference?

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.

February 5
Kodak Alaris is actively looking to sell off its paper and film unit for an estimated $34M

Kodak Alaris' Paper, Photochemicals and Film (PPF) unit is actively looking for potential buyers.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K update adds pixel remapping, better battery life, more

Blackmagic Design has released the latest firmware for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K that brings along new and improved features.

Insta360 launches desktop software for One X 360-degree camera

Insta360 One X users can now edit 360-degree footage on the desktop in addition to their mobile devices.

This music video is a lesson in why you pay the people who create your content

An alleged lack of payment has lead to a humorous music video for American rapper Sheck Wes.

Panasonic Lumix PRO Services support program is now accepting applications

Panasonic has announced it's now accepting applications for its Lumix PRO Services, a support program for professional photographers and imaging customers.

February 4
Flickr to begin deleting images over the 1K limit starting tomorrow for free accounts

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.

Newly shared 1900s photo shows early example of a 'selfie'

A photo recently shared on Reddit shows how an early 20th century photography used a mirror to include himself in a family portrait.

Almalence compares Google's Super Resolution Zoom to its own Super Sensor solution

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'

DJI has published an open letter on its website that provides more information regarding its internal investigation pertaining to alleged corruption and theft.

February 3
Panasonic's new Lumix DC-S1 and S1R: What you need to know

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.

February 2
Video: A humorous short showing the struggle of waiting for pre-ordered camera gear

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.

DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1X video features review

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.

February 1
Sony VENICE motion picture camera firmware v4.0 update brings 4K/120fps

Sony's VENICE motion picture camera firmware version 4.0 adds 4K/120fps and 6K/60fps shooting.

Leica releases limited 'Safari' edition M10-P camera, Summicron-M 50mm F2 lens

This continues on a longstanding tradition of Leica's olive green finishes and marks the first time the color appears on a lens.

DPReview TV: 10 cool things you may have missed about the Panasonic S1 and S1R

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.

Panasonic Lumix S1R arrives in April for $3699 body-only

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.

Panasonic Lumix S1R pre-production sample gallery

We've been able to do a little shooting with a Lumix S1R running pre-production firmware. While we wait to get our hands on a fully testable camera, take a look at some initial shots.

Panasonic S1 will cost $2499 body-only and feature oversampled 4K/30p

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.

Panasonic Lumix S1 pre-production sample gallery

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.

Panasonic launches 50mm F1.4, 70-200 F4 OIS and 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS full-frame lenses

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.