The lens, which is destined for the $168 million 3.20-gigapixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), measures 1.57m (5.1ft) diameter and was delivered via semi to Menlo Park, California.
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September 2019 news and reviews
Sep 30, 2019 at 20:04
The update adds new functionality to the latest iPhone 11 Pro models and manages to improve performance on older devices.
Sep 30, 2019 at 17:38
The new Vision Series and Cine Series models come in 13in, 17in and 24in models and support 4K HDR video. Pricing information isn't yet available, but the monitors will be available in the first quarter of 2020.
Sep 30, 2019 at 16:37
When DJI announced the Ronin-SC, a 3-axis stabilizer for mirrorless cameras, it included features not found on the Ronin-S. DJI has now added Force Mobile, ActiveTrack 3.0 and Auto 3D Roll 360 modes.
Sep 30, 2019 at 14:41
Tomorrow, Sony's is reorganizing and renaming its ‘Business Transformation/IS Department’ to ‘Corporate IS Department.’
The Canon 90D is a DSLR that operates best when used as if it were a mirrorless camera. It offers live view autofocus that's competitive and easy to use, class-leading image quality, and video specs that'll appeal to the masses, all in a familiar, DSLR-shaped package.
Sep 29, 2019 at 18:01
The new Westcott battery-powered head has a <1 second recycle time and can be triggered from almost 1000 feet using a controller that works with any camera brand
Sep 29, 2019 at 12:00
Compared to the costs and limitations of photographing from a manned aircraft, using a drone to shoot landscapes is infinitely more flexible – and a fraction of the price.
On paper the Fujifilm X-A7 appears to address many of its predecessor's shortcomings, but do those improvements add up to a better real-world experience? Chris and Jordan head to Calgary's awe-inspiring, fire-breathing Beakerhead festival to preview the camera.
sample gallerySep 28, 2019 at 07:00
This week's episode features images shot with the X-A7 from the Beakerhead festival in Calgary, along with some colorful fall scenery.
Sep 27, 2019 at 20:06
Weird lens guru Mathieu Stern visited The Camera Rescue Project in Finland to check out one of the most impressive collections of film cameras in the world.
Sep 27, 2019 at 18:15
The new capabilities are powered by Adobe's AI Sensei system and are said to be arriving 'soon.'
Sep 27, 2019 at 17:56
Sony's a9 II announcement is likely on the horizon and newly leaked photos show off the camera in the wild once again.
Sep 27, 2019 at 15:28
The print, which is potentially the only version with photographer Joe Rosenthal's signature, is expected to sell at auction for upwards of $25,000.
Sep 27, 2019 at 13:00
We've added the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III to our studio test scene comparison tool, so it's now possible to compare image quality between four of the top 1"-type sensor compact cameras.
Sep 26, 2019 at 19:20
Yuneec, a Chinese drone manufacturer, announced the latest model in its Typhoon series. The H3 features an ION L1 Pro camera developed in partnership with Leica.
Sep 26, 2019 at 18:34
The new updates improve autofocus performance and reliability alongside a number of other fixes.
mobileSep 26, 2019 at 17:35
A line of code in the latest Xiaomi camera app reveals that the company might be working on an 8K-enabled smartphone.
videoSep 26, 2019 at 16:37
The new 47MP sensor, officially called the IMX492LQJ, can shoot 10-bit 17:9 crop video at up to 30 fps.
mobileSep 26, 2019 at 14:58
Samsung started mass production of a 5x optical zoom camera module back in May. If rumors are true it will debut in the Galaxy S11 series and be accompanied by a 108MP main camera.
Sep 26, 2019 at 13:00
The Sony RX100 VII takes the place of its predecessor as our top recommendation for travel, with the Canon G5 X Mark II earning an honorable mention as a solid option for low-light photography.
Sep 26, 2019 at 10:30
We've run through and summarized the best new tools, features and functionality for photographers inside iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
Sep 25, 2019 at 23:52
Mount graduated filters at different angles with this new addition to Nisi's 100mm filter system.
Sep 25, 2019 at 17:06
In what's now an annual tradition, iFixit has torn down the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max to reveal what tech Apple has packed inside.
Sep 25, 2019 at 14:23
Kenko has produced a flash that works out the best bounce position for your subject and your environment - and adjusts its head automatically.
camera newsSep 25, 2019 at 04:46
Canon has introduced the EOS M200, an update to the two-year-old M100. This 24MP APS-C mirrorless camera has a new processor which allows for Dual Pixel AF with eye detection, 4K video and improved battery life.
lens newsSep 24, 2019 at 19:36
Newsshooter has reported the lens is made by the same optical engineer that's behind the NiSi F3 and MAVO prime lenses.
Sep 24, 2019 at 18:12
The phone, which is set to ship in December 2019, is expected to cost roughly $2,800, but its specs are utterly ridiculous.
mobileSep 24, 2019 at 16:10
Samsung's newest sensor will offer a resolution of 43.7-megapixels with 0.7-micrometer pixels and support for Samsung's Tetracell technology.
Sep 24, 2019 at 13:43
As it did for the a7R III, a7 III and a6400, Sony has added Animal Eye AF, interval shooting and more to the a9 via firmware update.
sample gallerySep 24, 2019 at 13:00
One of the Sony a7R IV's most eye-catching features is its pixel shift mode, which captures 16 separate images that can be used to create a whopping 240MP final image. Take a look at it in action.
Sep 23, 2019 at 19:45
Adobe's September Creative Cloud update brings new support for four new camera systems.
Sep 23, 2019 at 19:32
Sick of sand bags and hanging stone sacks that are inconvenient to carry and sway in the wind? Rock Bar says it provides a much tidier answer to stabilizing stands and tripods
Sep 23, 2019 at 18:09
The latest rumor says the E-M5 III will use the same 20MP sensor as the E-M1 II and instead rely on a more powerful processor to improve image quality.
Sep 23, 2019 at 16:49
Halide developer Ben Sandofsky has discovered the ultra-wide camera on the iPhone 11 models is fixed-focus and doesn't yet support Raw capture.
lens newsSep 23, 2019 at 14:58
The Anthy 35mm F1.8 lens is fully manual, without an encoder, and set to launch this autumn. Pricing information isn't yet available.
Sep 22, 2019 at 20:18
GoPro has posted a teaser to its website that hints at the arrival of two new products on October 1, 2019.
Sep 22, 2019 at 13:00
Want to shoot flowing lava without burning your ears off? Can't walk on water? Can't breathe toxic fumes? Drones can get shots that simply aren't achievable in any other way.
videoSep 20, 2019 at 20:36
The Axibo slider can detect and keep focused on faces and most objects thanks to an integrated 6 + 1 AI core CPU
Sep 20, 2019 at 19:16
Fujifilm has announced that it is developing a 50mm F1.0 lens for its X-series, instead of the promised 33mm F1.0, as part of its X Summit event in Tokyo.
Sep 20, 2019 at 18:18
Fujifilm has revealed extensive detail about its forthcoming X-Pro3 model in a development announcement at its Fujifilm X Summit in Tokyo, Japan.
camera newsSep 20, 2019 at 14:04
Ricoh has stated that it's developing a new flagship APS-C DSLR that it'll preview later this month and expects to bring to market in 2020.
Sep 19, 2019 at 20:06
Something about these seems a little familiar, but we can't quite put our finger on it.
Sep 19, 2019 at 18:10
ON1 Photo RAW 2020 is now available as a public beta, bringing with it new and improved features across the board, including more AI-powered tools, improved performance and multiple integrations for a more streamlined workflow.
mobileSep 19, 2019 at 16:15
Huawei has announced the details of its new flagship smartphone, the Mate 30 Pro.
mobileSep 19, 2019 at 14:36
Sebastiaan de With, co-founder of the iOS camera app Halide, has used his app's technical readout feature to obtain very detailed camera specifications for the iPhone 11 Pro.
Sep 18, 2019 at 19:45
Apple joked about the new 120 fps recording mode on its latest smartphone with 'slofies,' a made-up word that combines slo-mo and selfies, but it turns out it might've not been quite as tongue-in-cheek as we initially thought.
Sep 18, 2019 at 17:42
The C1 and C1 Plus aspire to bring studio-style lights to the world of smartphone photography for $299 and 499, respectively.
Sep 18, 2019 at 17:18
In a press release on its website, Photokina has confirmed that Leica, Nikon and Olympus have canceled their reservations for Photokina 2020.
Sep 18, 2019 at 14:38
Readers were quick to point out that Robert Frank wasn't the only iconic artist the photography community lost recently. Peter Lindbergh, Charlie Cole and Fred Herzog have also passed away.
videoSep 18, 2019 at 13:00
Back in the film days Canon had 'eye-controlled' focus that let you set an AF point just by looking at it, and a recent patent suggests Canon is still interested in this technology. Chris and Jordan consider what a modern eye-controlled AF system might mean to photographers.
Sep 17, 2019 at 21:57
CyberLink has revealed the latest updates to its suite of creative production apps, including PhotoDirector 11, PowerDirector 18 and more.
Sep 17, 2019 at 21:44
Aputure's impending LED light has 600W raw output in a size not much larger than your standard cinema light.
mobileSep 17, 2019 at 18:03
Apple's iPhone 11 camera updates will inevitably be seen as attempts to catch up to Android. But, taken together, we think they stack up to meaningful upgrades that might make an already very capable camera one of the most compelling options on the market.
Sep 17, 2019 at 17:32
Monogram, a company formerly known as Palette Gear, has a new crowdfunded campaign up for its next-generation modular control panel, the Creative Console.
Sep 17, 2019 at 16:50
Rumors have been heating up regarding Canon's potential IBIS system and this new patent application gives us the best look yet at what Canon is up to.
Sep 17, 2019 at 16:13
The new filters use artificial intelligence to automatize and simplify a range of portrait retouching tasks.
sample gallerySep 17, 2019 at 12:00
The Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO is unusual among macro optics for offering a maximum reproduction ratio of 2:1. Check out our gallery to see how it performs.
videoSep 16, 2019 at 20:06
A group of friends traversed around California in an attempt to recreate the stock wallpapers Apple has included with macOS.
mobileSep 16, 2019 at 17:57
With iOS 13 the iPhones XS and XR as well as the latest iPad Pro models will be capable of simultaneously recording video streams from multiple cameras.
Sep 16, 2019 at 17:10
The paid firmware update doubles the range for remote cameras/flash units and brings a number of additional features.
lens newsSep 16, 2019 at 16:11
The two ‘MicroPrime’ lenses add additional options to SLR Magic's current MFT cine lens lineup, which includes the 12mm T2.8 and 18mm T2.8.
videoSep 16, 2019 at 14:01
Our friends over at Cinema5D have gone hands-on with Sony's new full-frame cinema camera, the FX9, and shared their thoughts on what the camera has to offer.
mobileSep 15, 2019 at 19:13
The Google Pixel 4 will likely launch with an astrophotography feature, HDR in the preview image and a range of other new imaging functions.
Blackmagic RAW 1.5 adds Adobe and Avid support, two new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G units also announced
Sep 14, 2019 at 18:59
Blackmagic has announced an update to Blackmagic RAW that adds support, via plugins, to Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer. Blackmagic also announced a pair of Video Assist 12G monitor-recorders with brighter HDR displays, USB-C recording and more.
Sep 13, 2019 at 22:42
STC Optics announced new filters for Panasonic Lumix M43 camera systems, Z Cam E2 4K Cinema Cameras and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K units.
Sep 13, 2019 at 20:41
Atomos continues its partnership with camera manufacturers to get the best image possible from the sensors inside the latest camera systems.
Sep 13, 2019 at 20:01
Sony has announced the impending arrival of its next-generation video camera system, the FX9. The full-frame E-mount system is set to be released later this year with a 16-35mm E-mount lens to follow in spring 2020.
videoSep 13, 2019 at 17:36
Slow-mo videos are awesome on their own, but have you ever wondered what 72 slow-mo cameras are capable of producing? Well, wonder no more.
Sep 13, 2019 at 16:17
Google uses machine learning to pick your best photos from previous years and pins them to the top of your gallery.
Sep 13, 2019 at 13:39
The new tool uses AI and machine learning to automatically reframe video sequences to fit different aspects ratios so a single video can easily be edited for publishing on multiple platforms.
Sep 12, 2019 at 19:18
The new calibration systems are designed to work with bright HDR monitors and OLED screens of every shape and size.
lens newsSep 12, 2019 at 17:48
The XEEN CF lenses will be offered in 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm options for Canon EF, Sony E and PL mounts.
The Canon G5 X Mark II earns a Silver Award with its very good image quality, flexibility and the overall engaging experience of using the camera. However, if you need the very best in autofocus and video, other options may suit you better. Find out all the details in our full G5 X II review.
Sep 12, 2019 at 14:16
It's an extremely minor firmware update, but it's better to be safe than sorry. The last thing you want is to have to stop mid-shot in the field to address a little software glitch.
Sep 12, 2019 at 11:00
After a string of so-so entry-level ILCs, Fujifilm appears to have pulled out all the stops with its new X-A7.
camera newsSep 12, 2019 at 05:00
The entry-level Fujifilm X-A7 improves upon many of its predecessor's weak points, including a zippier processor, an upgraded user experience and 4K/30p video capture. It goes on sale October 24th for $700 with a 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens.
Sep 11, 2019 at 21:37
LaCie has announced a trio of SSDs with ruggedized protection for the harshest of environments.
lens newsSep 11, 2019 at 19:44
Irix says the new lens is designed for 8K recording and features a cinema-specific optical construction.
Sep 11, 2019 at 18:04
The update brings hundreds of bug fixes, a new Film Negative tool and support for rating images.
lens newsSep 11, 2019 at 14:27
The delays will only affect shipments to Japan, according to a Venus Optics spokesperson.
Sep 11, 2019 at 13:00
Sony's habit of giving similar names to cameras that look the same can make it difficult to choose between them. We've broken down the differences and how they compare to their rivals.
Sep 10, 2019 at 21:15
Robert Frank's unconventional approach to photography and filmmaking defied generational constraints and inspired some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He passed away today at age 94.
lens newsSep 10, 2019 at 20:15
Sigma is getting serious about cinema with its classic-inspired lens lineup, updated cine primes and a new PL to L mount adapter that's in the works.
mobileSep 10, 2019 at 19:00
All three devices offer a standard 12MP camera plus, for the first time on an iPhone, an ultra-wide 13mm camera module. The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max also retain the telephoto camera of previous generations.
mobileSep 10, 2019 at 14:41
The new Huawei mobile chipset offers hardware noise reduction among other new imaging features.
Sep 10, 2019 at 13:57
The Polaroid Originals is effectively a modernized version of its 'Impossible Lab' first released back in 2013.
Phase One's new XT camera system incorporates the company's IQ4 series of digital backs with up to 151MP of resolution and marries them to a line of Rodenstock lenses using the new XT camera body. The result is an impressively small package for one of the largest image sensors currently on the market - take a closer look here.
Phase One has announced its new XT camera system, which includes an IQ4 digital back, body (made up of a shutter release button and two dials) and a trio of Rodenstock lenses. The company is marketing the XT as a 'travel-friendly' product for landscape photographers.
Sep 9, 2019 at 21:36
Rulemaking on Remote ID, essentially a digital license plate for drones, was supposed to begin this past May. It has been delayed once again.
mobileSep 9, 2019 at 21:18
It looks like the Google Pixel 4 could feature a computational imaging feature targeted at astrophotographers.
mobileSep 9, 2019 at 21:00
DPP Express, an iPad app that Canon claims is a core facet of a ‘mobile Raw workflow’ will soon require a monthly subscription.
lens newsSep 9, 2019 at 16:58
Pentax users lose more third-party support as Sigma re-directs production capacity towards lenses for mirrorless systems
camera newsSep 9, 2019 at 16:00
Nokishita has shared photos and specifications for a camera it claims is the Leica SL2.
360 photos and video can be very useful for certain applications (as well as having fun). The Vuze+ is an affordable 360 camera that supports both 2D and 3D (stereo vision) capture, and might be the best option for someone wanting to experiment with the 360 format.
Sep 7, 2019 at 18:25
Wacom's new pro-oriented tablet has three USB-C ports and a dedicated Intel i7 quad-core processor that helps to power the 3840 x 2160 UHD IPS display.
Canon's newest compact cameras, the G5 X II and G7 X III, have a lot in common, but with some very important differences. This week, Chris and Jordan do a side-by-side comparison to help you choose the one that's right for you.
Sep 6, 2019 at 21:27
PNY has added a pair of compact SSD drives and a smartphone gimbal to its product lineup.
Sep 6, 2019 at 21:23
The Lumee ‘slap bracelet’ style lights can easily be positioned to add a little extra pop to your photos and videos.
lens newsSep 6, 2019 at 17:57
Nikon Rumors has shared what is allegedly a leaked roadmap that shows off ten new Nikkor Z lenses set for a 2020, 2021 release.
Sep 6, 2019 at 14:25
Asus launches a new display to rival Apple's Pro Display XDR with the ProArt Display PA32UCG. It has a peak brightness of 1600 nits and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Asus also showed some seriously powerful ProArt laptops, one of which uses the Nvidia RTX 6000 graphics card and an i9 processor
videoSep 5, 2019 at 19:40
Our friends over at Cinema5D have shared a detailed ‘First Look’ at Canon's new 5.9K full-frame cinema camera, the EOS C500 Mark II.
Sep 5, 2019 at 18:40
Facebook's ‘Face Recognition’ feature, which was first introduced in late 2017, will not be turned on for new users unless the user opts-in.
mobileSep 5, 2019 at 15:30
Samsung's latest chipset will likely make an appearance in the 2020 Galaxy S and Note smartphone models.
camera newsSep 5, 2019 at 13:00
Canon has announced the EOS C500 Mark II, a full-frame cinema camera with Cinema RAW Light and 4K 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC recording at just shy of 6K.
mobileSep 5, 2019 at 11:15
Sony's latest flagship smartphone takes inspiration from the Xperia 1 smartphone and brings it to a slightly more pocketable device.
Sep 4, 2019 at 19:18
An Austrian photography enthusiast has created a site that makes comparing film types really easy, and which pulls in examples from Flickr so users can see sample shots that show what the film is like and good for.
Sep 4, 2019 at 19:03
National Geographic notes that users will be able to download their images before the platform shuts down later this year.
mobileSep 4, 2019 at 17:41
The Shuttercase 2.0 is designed as a modular system, allowing for the removal and replacement of most of its parts.
lens newsSep 4, 2019 at 16:03
Tamron's SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD and 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD all have a new firmware update that will make them compatible with Nikon Z series cameras via Nikon's FTZ adapter.
Sep 4, 2019 at 13:43
Aimed at consumers, Yuneec announced its Mantis G drone at Tuesday's InterDrone conference. The portable drone can capture 4K video and media can be shared to social media accounts almost instantly.
lens newsSep 4, 2019 at 04:00
Nikon announced that it's working on a tele-zoom lens for its full-frame F-mount DSLRs. The AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR, which Nikon says will be well-suited for sports photography, will be officially announced later this year.
Sep 3, 2019 at 22:19
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has published the official specifications for USB4, which include double the bandwidth of USB 3.2.
Sep 3, 2019 at 18:41
If a photograph is valued a thousand words, how many emojis is it worth?
Sep 3, 2019 at 18:13
The Extreme PRO CFExpress 2.0 cards feature a read/write speed of 1700MB/s and 1400MB/s, respectively.
Sep 3, 2019 at 17:37
Nikon Europe accidentally published development teasers for its upcoming flagship DSLR, the Nikon D6.
Sep 3, 2019 at 13:11
Today, Parrot introduces its ANAFI FPV drone which features 4K HDR video and 21-megapixel images.
videoSep 2, 2019 at 13:43
Vanity Fair sat down with Newton Thomas Sigel to talk about focal length choices and how they affect the aesthetic and emotion in a shot, be it still or moving.
The Panasonic G95 earned a DPReview silver award for its very good image quality and overall likeability. Our full sample gallery demonstrates what the camera is capable of in a wide range of environments – indoors and outdoors, on land and at sea.
sample gallerySep 1, 2019 at 13:00
Our DPReview TV team had a chance to shoot the new EOS M6 II and EOS 90D for a couple days at Canon's launch event in Atlanta. Their sample galleries include Raw files from both cameras.
Sep 1, 2019 at 13:00
The Mikme Pocket is a portable wireless mic with particular appeal to smartphone users looking to up their game and improve the quality of recorded audio without the cost or complexity or traditional equipment.
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