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July 29
Canon EOS R3 shows off its 30fps continuous shooting during Tokyo 2020 Olympics

A few photographers are testing the upcoming Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera at the Tokyo 2020 games, including Atiba Jefferson, who has published an animation showing the R3 shooting at 30 frames per second.

Images appear to confirm Nikon’s Z9 is being tested at the Olympics, gives us the first look at its back side

A pair of images briefly posted to (then removed from) Twitter appear to show off Nikon’s unreleased full-frame mirrorless camera.

Leica's first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1, hits the Japanese market

Leica has released its first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1. The phone features iconic Leica styling, a 20.2MP 1"-type image sensor and much more.

Boxfish Luna is an 8K underwater drone housing for Sony's a1, a7S III cameras

Boxfish Luna is an underwater drone capable of capturing 8K footage thanks to being compatible with Sony's a1 and a7S III cameras.

In-depth tripod review: Sirui SR-3204

The The SIrui SR-3204 is an affordable 'Systematic' tripod that offers attractive features. So how does it compare to other models in its class? Read our in-depth review to find out.

Canon’s Q2 financial results credit its EOS R5, R6 mirrorless cameras for 101% YoY net sales increase

In addition to strong sales of its EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, Canon says it expects RF lens sales to further drive growth throughout 2021.

Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD sample gallery

The Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD is a compact ultra-wide zoom for Sony APS-C E-mount bodies. See how it performed in a variety of situations in our sample gallery.

July 28
Nikon preparing to launch the first camera with GNSS instead of GPS, according to government filing

A government registration filing for a pair of unannounced (and unnamed) Nikon cameras states that one of the models will include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GNSS. It would be the first camera to use GNSS instead of GPS.

Metadata from Olympic photographer’s photos suggests the EOS R3 will have a 24MP sensor

Photographer Jeff Cable, who’s shared that he’s testing the unreleased Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has posted photos whose metadata suggests the camera has a 24MP sensor.

Hands-on with the Sony ZV-E10

The Sony ZV-E10 combines the ergonomics of the a6100 and the vlogging features of the compact ZV-1 to create a camera designed for making yourself the subject. Find out everything you need to do about the ZV-E10 as we go hands-on.

Sony ZV-E10 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

The Sony ZV-E10 may be aimed at vloggers, but it's a capable stills camera too. Check out this gallery from our team at DPReview TV that includes everything from landscapes to portraits.

Sigma to release new products on August 4

Sigma doesn't even hint at what it's going to announce, but the wording in the teaser video suggests it's going to be more than a single product.

Kodak faces backlash for removing Instagram post from photographer who called China's Xinjiang region an 'Orwellian dystopia'

Kodak removed the post following backlash in China, but is now facing criticism elsewhere for issuing an apology and saying the post was the result of a 'supervision loophole.'

July 27
The new 'entry-level' Phantom TMX 5010 video camera can shoot at up to 1.16M FPS

Vision Research has announced the TMX 5010, a new 'entry-level' Phantom TMX video camera that can shoot at up to 1.16M frames per second.

Canon patent application shows shutter-like barrier mechanism for protecting mirrorless image sensors

The barrier mechanism automatically opens when a lens is attached and closes when a lens is removed from the camera body.

Sony ZV-E10 review

The new Sony ZV-E10 is seemingly a vlogger's dream. It shoots uncropped 4K/24p video, offers headphone and microphone ports, a touch-sensitive selfie screen, class-leading AF and a darn good onboard mic. Unfortunately, jiggly 4K and subpar Full HD footage detract from its appeal.

DPReview TV: Sony ZV-E10 vlogging camera review

Chris and Jordan review the ZV-E10, Sony's new E-mount vlogging camera. Does it raise the bar for vloggers? Can Chris be bribed with Swedish fish gummies? Tune in to find out.

Sony ZV-E10 sample gallery

The new Sony ZV-E10 may be aimed primarily at vloggers, but it's still a highly capable stills camera thanks to its familiar 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Check out our samples - complete with plenty of pics of cute pups!

Sony announces the ZV-E10, an Alpha series APS-C mirrorless camera aimed at vloggers

The ZV-E10 is Sony's first interchangeable lens camera designed specifically for vloggers. It's similar to the company's a6000-series bodies, but incorporates many features from Sony's compact ZV-1 vlogging camera.

Luminar AI gets new Portrait Bokeh AI mode and more with free update

Luminar AI already included numerous AI-powered tools to improve your portraits, including Face AI, Skin AI and Body AI. Now, with free Update 4, Luminar AI includes an AI-powered way to enhance the bokeh in your shots with Portrait Bokeh AI.

This is the gear Nikon has at its 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photographer Vincent Kalut has captured some behind-the-scenes photos of Nikon’s on-site service center at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, showing off the hundreds of cameras and lenses available for photographers to use.

July 26
Retro Review: Gordon Laing tests out Canon’s 21-year-old PowerShot G1 camera

Gordon Laing takes Canon’s inaugural G-series camera for a spin to see how well it stacks up 21 years after its release.

Sony to announce a new camera in the next 24 hours

After initially postponing the announcement earlier this month, Sony Japan has confirmed a new camera will be announced at 23:00 JST (10am EDT, 7am PDT) on July 27, 2021.

Engineering student created an impressive DIY cable cam with AI-powered tracking

Uruguayan engineering student, Maximiliano Palay, created the DIY Cablecam to put all of his engineering background to the test.

Hobbyist astronomer discovers new Jupiter moon 18 years after the photos were taken

Hobbyist astronomer Kai Ly was recently scanning photos taken of Jupiter, in 2003, when he discovered a new moon in the planet's orbit.

Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm F1.0 R WR is a premium fast aperture portrait prime for the company's X-mount cameras. Find out how it performs in our review.

Updated: DPReview 2021 drone buying guide

We've given our drone buying guide a complete refresh, so whether you're looking for something compact to take on vacation, or something for more professional work, we've got you covered.

July 25
In-depth tripod review: Gitzo Systematic Series 3 (GT3543LS)

In the first of a series of in-depth reviews of the best heavy duty 'Systematic' tripods, we're taking a look at the Gitzo Systematic Series 3 (GT3543LS). The big Gitzo is where it all started, so how does it hold up against today's competition?

July 24
DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 II versus Sony a7R IV for landscapes

In this week's episode, Chris compares the Nikon Z7 II and Sony a7R IV for landscape photography, with a close look at their displays, image quality, lens lineups and more.

July 23
Redditor 'unwraps' iconic Apollo 11 image, showing Buzz Aldrin's perspective for first time

Neil Armstrong captured an iconic image during the Apollo 11 moon landing of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. A Reddit user, Michael Ranger, 'unwrapped' the reflection to show us what Aldrin saw through his visor during that historic photograph.

Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards

Recently, winners and finalists for the 14th annual iPhone Photography Awards were announced.

Pelican releases new 'Rugged Camera Lens Cover' for keeping your lenses protected on the go

The Pelican Rugged Camera Lens Covers come in Black and Coyote (tan) colors and retail for $25 each.

Film Fridays: Loving and hating the Kiev 60 TTL - a quirky Soviet medium format knockoff

It was the mechanically quirky Soviet-era Pentacon Six that lead photographer Michael Elliot to fall in love with medium format photography. Find out why a love/hate relationship with your gear can actually be a good thing in this week's Film Friday.

July 22
After a month of being offline, Hubble captures images showing off two ‘oddball’ galaxies

A glitch in Hubble's payload computer took the venerable observatory offline for over a month. Fortunately, a dedicated team of current Hubble engineers and alumni could ascertain the issue and switch a power control unit over to a backup unit.

Video: Drone operator helps rescue fisherman he saw being attacked by a shark

Matt Woods was relaxing on his balcony when he decided to launch his DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and capture some footage. To his horror, he discovered a lone swimmer using a speargun to ward off a predatory mako shark.

Capture One 21 update released, adds new Magic Brush, improved Exporter and more

Capture One 21 (14.3.0) is now available. The free update adds new improvements and features, streamlined workflow tools and improved camera and lens support.

Slideshow: 2021 World Landscape Photographer competition winners

The winning photos for the 2021 World Landscape Photographer competition have been announced, including an incredible overall winning photograph of the Irish coast from photographer Felix Sproll.

DJI Air 2S vs. Mavic Air 2: which one is right for you?

Less than a year after the Mavic Air 2 hit the market, DJI released its successor, the Air 2S. Its build is almost identical but there are some notable differences. Which drone in this series is right for you?

Corning’s new DX and DX+ glass composite materials plan to improve smartphone cameras, starting with Samsung

Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ Are multi-layer glass composite materials that Corning claims can both increase light transmission and improve the durability of camera modules on smartphones.

July 21
Negative Supply's LM1 is a stylish, compact all-metal digital light meter

Negative Supply has launched its new pocket-sized, all-metal digital light meter on Kickstarter. The LM1 is a sleek light meter designed to deliver both form and function.

Video: Hasselblad shows how it produces, tests its X System medium format cameras

The four-minute video shows the intricate steps each camera body and sensor goes through before being packaged up and sent off to retailers.

Zeiss ZX1 review

We've just completed our full review of the Zeiss ZX1. With a 37MP full-frame sensor, minimalist controls and Lightroom Mobile built in, it remains a refreshing – if quirky – take on the smartphone-meets-camera concept.

DPReview TV: Great episodes you may have missed!

This week, Chris and Jordan highlight six episodes of DPReview TV that got lost in the news cycle. Discover a few great videos you may have missed, including some of their personal favorites.

Pergear announces $229 60mm F2.8 2x macro lens for APS-C camera systems

The budget lens offers 2x magnification at a 90mm full-frame equivalent focal length for Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Tamron announces 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD for Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount

Tamron has just announced the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD - a superzoom lens for APS-C, which will be available for both Sony E mount and (for the first time) Fujifilm X mount.

July 20
Adobe brings native Apple silicon support, automated Speech to Text transcription to Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro 15.4 adds native support for Apple's M1 Macs and brings an Adobe Sensei-powered Speech to Text tool that dramatically reduces the time needed to make videos more accessible and engaging.

Canon announces ambitious plans for equipment and support for pros at Tokyo 2020

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, Canon has announced its plans for the upcoming events, including a photo service center for professional photographers, which Canon says will be the largest photo service center in Tokyo.

Canon revises 2021 financial forecast, suggests camera, lens and printer sales are recovering faster than expected

The investors note states 'interest in and demand for cameras increased […] particularly for full-frame mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lenses.'

July 19
Nikon Japan: Some Z fc camera shipments delayed, 28mm F2.8 orders delayed indefinitely

Nikon Japan says high demand and supply chain issues are to blame for the delays.

Video: 3D printed film canister and Raspberry Pi camera can turn an old film camera into a digital camera

YouTube user befinitiv 3D printed a film canister holder and attached a Raspberry Pi camera module and a few other parts to convert a Cosina film camera into a digital camera capable of live streaming video over Wi-Fi, all for around $50.

This one of a kind Leica prototype 17mm F2 lens can be yours—if you have $50,000 on hand

The unusual Leica/Hughes Leitz 17mm F2 prototype fisheye lens currently for sale at Leica Store Lisse in the Netherlands. The 12kg lens is one of a kind, and the owner is asking for offers starting at just over $47,000.

TTArtisan releases $150 7.5mm F2 fisheye APS-C lens for 7 camera mounts

The lens is available for Canon EOS-M, Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui, killed in Afghanistan

Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist for Reuters, was killed on assignment in Afghanistan.

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 sample gallery

We've been out shooting with a production copy of the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR. It delivers impressive optical performance and a great hands-on experience. Check out our sample gallery to judge image quality for yourself.

July 18
Nikon Z fc vs Fujifilm X-T30: which is the better retro APS-C camera?

The Nikon Z fc arrives quite late to the classically-styled party, but it looks pretty competitive when placed side-by-side with Fujifilm's similarly throw-back X-T30. We look more closely at what they offer, how they handle and which is better.

July 17
DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video

Mac and Windows users have been fighting since the beginning of the computer age. In this episode of DPReview TV, Jordan and his iMac battle Chris and his Windows laptop to see which is best for photo and video editing. And games.

July 16
Laowa unveils $499 14mm F4 Zero-D lens for Canon EF, Nikon F mount camera systems

The lens features near-zero distortion and offers a unique feature that lets you calibrate infinity focus point based on the camera you’re using with the lens.

Updated: Nikon Z fc pre-production sample gallery

The Nikon Z fc is due to start shipping soon, and while we wait for a final production sample to review, we've been adding images to our previously published gallery of JPEG samples.

Kickstarter: Fjorden grip for iPhone adds physical camera controls to your smartphone

iPhones are very capable cameras. For some photographers, however, the lack of good physical controls limits the utility of an iPhone. Fjorden hopes to change that with its new iPhone camera grip, which adds a full shutter release, control dial and camera function buttons to your iPhone.

Film Fridays: Unsung heroes of the modern film era - Michael Butkus Jr. and his camera manual library

In this week's Fim Friday, we want to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of the modern film photography era: Michael Butkus Jr., the owner and operator of Butkus.org / OrphanCamera.com, the Internet's most complete archive of film camera user manuals.

July 15
RØDE’s new $25 Thread Adapter ensures you’re never without the right mounting screw

The Thread Adapter is a simple, innovative solution to ensuring you’re never without a compatible mounting screw in the middle of an assignment.

Updated: Sigma fp L review - Raw video comes with trade-offs

The Sigma fp L offers a host of video options, including 8, 10 or 12-bit CinemaDNG Raw output to an external SSD, or a 12-bit Raw stream over HDMI if you have an external recorder. We took a closer look and found there are trade-offs to each of these options.

Cosina unveils $700 Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 for Fujifilm X system cameras

The manual lens is set to go on sale next month (August 2021) for roughly $700, based on the current exchange rates.

DPReview TV behind the scenes: The gear we use to make DPReview TV

Want to know what it takes to film a typical DPReview TV episode? Jordan walks through his complete kit – at least until the camera they're shooting this week's episode with overheats.

A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone

All smartphones have at least one camera, but there's a lot of variety out there and depending on your needs, some features might be more useful than others. In this guide, we explain the key technologies and the major differentiators to help you make the best decision.

July 14
Ricoh announces HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 lens, set to go on sale in August for $1,400

The HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW lens is the latest APS-C addition to Ricoh Imaging's flagship Pentax Star (*) lineup.

Razer announces new Blade 15 and 17 with most powerful Intel processor ever in a Razer laptop

For gamers and creators alike, Razer's new Blade 15 and Blade 17 models offer many attractive features. The notebooks include Intel's latest 11th-gen H-Series processors and can be configured with an NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU.

JPEG XL image format promises smaller files, backwards compatibility and more

The creators behind the JPEG XL file format promises more efficient compression without the loss of any visual quality, which should cut down on both the cost and space required to store images.

2021 Apple M1 iMac (24-inch) Review: The best 'starter' Mac for creators

Don't be fooled by its colorful, family-friendly design – the new 24-inch iMac is capable of serious photo and video editing performance.

July 13
Sony Semiconductor reveals 21MP stacked CMOS Four Thirds sensor capable of 120 fps full-width readout

The IMX472 appears to be the first stacked CMOS sensor for Four Thirds-sized cameras and promises up to 120 fps shooting of 12-bit stills.

Apple granted patent for periscope camera module that would give future iPhones 3x optical 'zoom'

The patent shows off the details and schematics for a a 3x periscope camera module that would use folded optics to give future iPhones a more telephoto camera option.

SmugMug Source is a new, AI-powered Raw file management service from SmugMug

SmugMug has announced SmugMug Source, a premium add-on service that offers Raw file management and organizational tools. With it, users can store an unlimited amount of Raw files, which can be viewed from basically any device, in a pay-as-you-go structure.

Video: What it's like shooting Sigma's $26K 200-500mm F2.8 'bazooka' lens on a Sony a7 III

Photographer and YouTuber Tom Calton has shared a video showing what it's like to shoot with Sigma's $26,000 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG lens.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II review

The EOS M50 Mark II is a compact, likable interchangeable lens camera with a 24MP APS-C sensor and direct-to-Youtube live streaming capability – but it comes with one big caveat. Find out how the M50 II performs in our full review.

July 12
Photo agency refuses to return copyright to photographer, claims journalists don't have copyright protection

The impending court case may have huge implications for copyright claims and protections for photographers and photojournalists across Europe.

New FTC rule will penalize companies making false 'Made in USA' claims on their products

On July 1st, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that will penalize companies falsely claiming their products are made in the United States.

Apple still hasn't made a truly 'Pro' M1 Mac – so what's the holdup?

Apple's latest M1 Macs are a great choice for both photo and video editing, but they're a preview of coming attractions - not truly professional machines. Seven months after the introduction of M1, professionals are getting impatient.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm F2.8 sample gallery

The Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm F2.8 is a standard prime lens for the Z-system, offering true macro reproduction of 1:1. Given its focal length and light weight, the Z 50mm F2.8 also lends itself well to being a standard 'walk-around' lens. Check out our gallery of samples!

Yongnuo’s new Android 10-powered MFT camera features 20MP sensor, 5” touchscreen display

The new YN455 camera features a 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, a MFT lens mount and is powered by Android 10. For now though, it appears to be available only in China.

Slideshow: Winners of All About Photo's AAP Magazine #18 B&W competition

All About Photo's AAP Magazine recently announced the winners for their #18 – B&W competition.

July 11
Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan have spent a few days with a pre-production sample of the new Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7. Jordan loves this lens for video, but take a look at their collection of still images to find out why Chris recommends it for photography, too.

July 10
DPReview TV: Choosing the right large tripod - Gitzo, Manfrotto, Leofoto and Sirui tripods compared

In this video, Chris and Jordan compare four large tripods from Gitzo, Sirui, Leofoto and Manfrotto. They also explain what to look for in a good tripod so you can choose the best one for you – even if it's not included in our roundup.

HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited sample gallery

Back in February, Ricoh released three HD Pentax-FA Limited lenses: the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. We've been shooting with the 43mm recently and we've just posted a gallery of samples.

July 9
Norway passes law requiring influencers to label retouched photos on social media

Retouched and manipulated photos are everywhere on social media, and groups in Norway believe that edited images are harmful, especially to young people.

Jeremy Cowart unveils the 'Lightograph,' calls it 'the next evolution of the photograph'

Photographer Jeremy Cowart has created the 'Lightograph,' and he believes it's 'the next evolution of the photograph.

Warning: Report suggests Apple’s 5th Gen Time Capsules susceptible to HDD failure

German data recovery company Datenrettung has issued a warning that Apple’s 5th generation Time Capsule devices are susceptible to failure due to faulty Seagate hard drives.

Opinion: Ode to the 'happy accident' or why film photographers have more fun

Double-exposures, light leaks, color shifts from aging, misaligned frame advances – these all can be happy accidents. Sometimes the universe adds a gentle touch to your photos, sometimes it takes them away completely. It's all part of the fun of shooting film.

July 8
ACDSee releases free beta of Gemstone, its brand-new Photoshop competitor

ACDSee, makers of Photo Studio, is working on a brand-new photo editor, Gemstone. The application has a multi-document interface and full RAW development support, making it a Photoshop competitor.

Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography awards

Recently winners and runners up were announced for the 2021 Audubon Photography awards.

Canon brings C-Log 3, dual-card recording to R6 and 1D X Mark III cameras via firmware updates

Canon's EOS R6 and 1D X Mark III cameras can now record Canon Log 3 footage and record simultaneously to both card slots in the latest firmware updates. The bugs and improvements are addressed as well.

Hands-on with the new Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a fast short-tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds. We got hands-on with this video-optimized lens to take a closer look at what it offers.

DPReview TV: Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 review

The new Panasonic Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 is a perfect companion for one of Jordan's favorite video lenses, the Panasonic 10-25mm F1.7. Find out why he likes it so much, and why Chris thinks it's nifty for photos as well.

Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH sample gallery (pre-production)

The Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a high-quality zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds, and with its fast maximum aperture, could potentially replace a handful of primes for telephoto shooting. Check out how it performs in our sample gallery.

Panasonic launches Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH, a fast short-telephoto zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system.

July 7
Video: Timelapse series shows astronauts installing solar array on International Space Station

The series of timelapse videos show ESA and NASA astronauts installing an ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (IROSA).

Fujifilm discontinues Velvia 100 in US after new EPA regulations

A new regulation in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) prohibits the production and distribution of phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1), which Fujifilm says is found in the emulsion for Velvia 100 film.

Darktable 3.6 released, adds significant usability and performance improvements

The open-source photo workflow and RAW editing darktable has been updated to version 3.6. The new major release adds many features to darktable, including improvements to workflow, color editing and much more.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm F2.8 (SE) sample gallery

The Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 (SE) is a compact wideangle prime lens for the mirrorless Z-system, styled to recall classic Nikkor designs of the manual focus era and weighing in at only 160g (5.7 oz). Check out our gallery of samples!

Video: Photographer captures a spacewalk as the ISS transits the Sun

Photographer Joel Kowsky photographed the International Space Station transiting the Sun as two astronauts performed a spacewalk. It was a combination of excellent planning and some good fortune to create an awesome and unusual image.

July 6
Video: A ‘Retro Review’ of Nikon’s first consumer digital camera, the Coolpix 100

Gordon Laing is back with another ‘Retro Review,’ this time digging into the Coolpix 100, Nikon’s first consumer digital camera.

PSA: Western Digital security issues go beyond the My Book Live series

We recently wrote about a security flaw with Western Digital My Book Live devices. Since then, more details have come out about the vulnerability, which may be more widespread than originally thought.

May 2021 CIPA data: the COVID-19 recovery continues with stabilization on the horizon

CIPA's May 2021 data still pales in comparison to shipments in 2019, but the numbers reveal a promising recovery from the COVID-19 downturn and suggest there is an equilibrium for the photo world on the horizon.

Updated: Nikon Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery

The Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S is a short telephoto macro prime lens for the company's full-frame mirrorless Z mount. We've just added several more images to our ongoing gallery of samples, including 1:1 and 1:2 macro shots.

July 5
Yongnuo releases $398 YN 85mm F1.8R DF DSM autofocus lens for Canon EOS R cameras

The YN 85mm F1.8R DF DSM lens offers autofocus and a special control ring at a relatively affordable price point.

Roger Cicala: Imaging before photography - a history lesson (Part 1)

A decade ago I wrote some articles on the history of photography. Now I'm writing an eBook. Slowly... In the meantime, Barney and I thought we'd post the first chapter here on DPReview to see if anyone would be interested. Anyone other than me and Barney.

Beginner's guide to buying a camera for video

In this guide we'll be explaining the key technologies and features of today's hybrid stills/video cameras, to help you cut through the jargon and make the right buying decision.

July 4
Evolving my camera system for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos

Fourteen months ago, DPReview editor Jeff Keller was supposed to be visiting the Galapagos Islands, but covid quickly changed his plans. In preparation for the trip, he had already planned on upgrading his camera system. Find out what Jeff settled on, and how he reached that decision.

July 3
DPReview TV: Is the Canon RF 600mm F11 the perfect beginner's wildlife lens?

Canon's RF 600mm F11 USM offers a relatively affordable way to add a lot of reach to an EOS R-series camera, but is it the best choice? Chris Niccolls takes a closer look.

Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan took plenty of photos at the Calgary Zoo while filming their review of the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM. Click through for a virtual trip to the zoo.

July 2
Instagram alienates photography community after CEO's recent statement

Instagram's CEO went on record stating that their focus on the popular app, owned by Facebook, is shifting. Feeling alienated, photographers are moving to Twitter to share their work and build their communities.

Researchers use iPhone 5 camera and LEGO to create affordable high-resolution microscope

Microscopes are expensive. Researchers in Germany hope that their new project that uses scavenged iPhone 5 camera modules and LEGO to create DIY microscopes for students will help make microscopes and science more accessible.

Film Fridays: Pentax ES II - the simple camera used to capture one of rock and roll's most iconic photos

Stephen Dowling had the pleasure of running into Pennie Smith – the photographer behind the Clash's iconic 'London Calling' cover photo – at a concert in 2007. Lo and behold, she was shooting with the exact same camera she used nearly 30 years prior to capture one of rock's most famous photographs.

No need to 'Refresh' for new info, Mini SE drone details published the DJI Brasil website

Details on DJI's Mini SE drone first appeared on Walmart's site and store shelves. However, a few questions remained including which type of controller it would use. All this info was published on DJI's Brasil website.

Sekonic celebrates 70th anniversary with a limited-edition, retro-inspired light meter

A burgundy and rose gold version of the L-398A Studio Deluxe lll is set to commemorate the light meter manufacturer's big—though some might argue the standard version looks nicer.

July 1
New VSCO filters digitally recreate the signature look of infrared photography

VSCO, the maker of popular creative tools for mobile photographers, has released a trio of new infrared filters. The pair of color IR filters and a black and white filter are designed to simulate the look of classic film infrared photography digitally.

Google's Wing launches a free app in the United States to help drone pilots fly legally

Wing, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, recently launched a free app in the United States to help remote pilots legally fly their drones.

The vivo X60 Pro+ might be the best smartphone out there for photographers – if you can find one

The Vivo X60 Pro+ claims to be a smartphone for 'pro photography.' While that's up for debate, there's no question this $1,200 device offers a lot of photographic power in a (relatively) small package.