Canon's Larry Thorpe has seen lot of changes over his 60-year career in the industry. We spoke to him after his recent retirement, and in this interview he highlights some of the technological advancements he's seen during his career and discusses the convergence between stills and video.
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May 5, 2021 at 13:00
We've updated our 'best cameras for videographers' buying guide, with the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H being our choice for high-end video shooters, and the Sony a7S III selected as the best "run-and-gun" option.
Apr 30, 2021 at 14:00
Looking to get into film photography? Whether you're hunting for a pocket-sized companion, a camera to learn and grow with, or something capable of the best image quality possible, we've got advice for you.
Apr 29, 2021 at 14:00
The DJI Air 2S addresses one of the most common feature requests from drone users: a a 1"-type sensor camera on a consumer-oriented model. We compare it to DJI's other foldable drone with a 1"-type sensor, the Mavic 2 Pro, to see how it stacks up.
Almost a decade after Sigma inaugurated its 'Global Vision' line of lenses with the original 35mm F1.4 'Art', the company has released an all-new 35mm, built from the ground up for modern mirrorless ILCs. Click through for a closer look.
Apr 26, 2021 at 19:34
The Polaroid Go uses a new square-format i-Type ‘Go’ instant film that’s a miniature version of the iconic Polaroid 600 film used in the original Polaroid One Step.
Apr 23, 2021 at 13:00
Our pals over at 35mmc have the scoop on a new hotshoe-mounted light meter from Taiwan-based manufacturer Keks. Find out what this fresh and affordable new model is all about.
Sony has announced its latest G-Master lens: the ultra-wide 14mm F1.8 GM. At nearly a third the weight of its nearest peer for the system, it's an incredibly compact and lightweight prime for E-mount shooters. Read on for a closer look at what it offers, including a preliminary look at its optical performance.
Apr 16, 2021 at 13:00
Canon has announced two new telephoto prime lenses for the RF mount: the RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and 600mm F4L IS USM. Click through for a closer look at these two new telephoto options for RF.
Apr 16, 2021 at 13:00
From the stately twin-lens reflex to the timeless view camera, here are some of the less common film camera types still kicking around on the used market.
Fujifilm's latest prime, the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR, is a solidly built lens that we've really enjoyed shooting with. It's also a big departure from Fujifilm's previous 18mm F2 prime lens – get a sense of how it handles right here.
Apr 13, 2021 at 14:00
Adobe's latest addition to Camera Raw is a Super Resolution feature, which quadruples the pixel count of your Raw files and, in theory, doubles their linear resolution. Does that mean that you really don't need more than 12 or 16 megapixels anymore? We've put it to the test.
videoApr 7, 2021 at 14:00
Canon has just added its Canon Log 3 gamma profile to the EOS R5. We take a closer look at what it is, how it compares to the Canon Log profile and when you should use it.
Apr 7, 2021 at 05:00
The Instax Mini 40 combines ease of use with cool classic styling, resulting in a camera that's both fun to shoot and fun to show off.
Apr 2, 2021 at 14:00
By our count, there are no fewer than seven common film camera types – just wait until you see our list of uncommon cameras. Here's everything you need to know about each, including availability and viability in 2021.
Mar 26, 2021 at 14:00
Thinking about getting your feet (and film) wet with home development? Our complete guide (originally published last year, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown) – has everything you need to know to get started.
Mar 26, 2021 at 13:00
Sigma's fp L is one of the most compact full-frame cameras on the market, and its new optional electronic viewfinder adds to its versatility. But how does it handle? Find out right here.
Mar 25, 2021 at 14:00
Sony recently announced a set of three compact full-frame E-mount prime lenses: the 24mm F2.8G, the 40mm F2.5G, and the 50mm F2.5G. Learn more about them in our detailed hands-on first impressions article.
The absolute beginner's guide to film photography: the 'Sunny 16' rule or how-to expose with no meter
Mar 19, 2021 at 13:00
No light meter? No problem. With the 'Sunny 16' rule you'll never have to second-guess exposures again, regardless of whether you're shooting film or digital.
videoMar 18, 2021 at 13:00
8K is arguably more useful as a way to capture flexible 4K than as an output resolution, at the moment, so we shot a 4K-from-8K video project with the Sony a1. See for yourself how the 10-bit S-Log3 footage came out.
Mar 12, 2021 at 14:00
In the late 1980's, East German camera conglomerate Pentacon was all set to launch a high-end autofocus SLR called the Praktica BY60. But it never happened. Despite this, some of its technology and design live on...
Analysis: New Sony a1 sensor offers class-leading dynamic range, along with high-speed and high-resolution
Mar 9, 2021 at 18:24
We're still working through our full range of tests on the new Sony a1, but with the lab portion complete, we've discovered that despite its extra resolution, the a1's sensor displays a marked improvement over the first-generation full-frame stacked CMOS seen in the a9 and a9 II.
Mar 8, 2021 at 15:00
Nikon says its professional mirrorless camera will use a Stacked CMOS sensor. We look at why this one statement holds so much promise for the camera's performance.
Mar 8, 2021 at 14:00
Donna Ferrato uncovers the complicated truths about what it means to be a woman in her new book Holy. We spoke with her about how the COVID-19 lockdown shaped the final edit of the book, why it was important to handle all aspects of the design herself and what she’s learned about women after 50 years of photographing them.
Mar 5, 2021 at 16:00
Take a trip back in time to the 1990's and explore Toronto's bike messenger culture – as seen through the eye's of ones of their own – all captured on a teeny-tiny, super-sharp, fixed-lens camera.
reviewMar 3, 2021 at 14:00
We're working hard to finish our full review of the new Sony a1, and we've just added our studio image quality analysis. Click through to see how the a1's newly-developed sensor performs.
Feb 26, 2021 at 15:00
Color slide film can produce images that are brighter and more vibrant than standard color print film, but with far less exposure latitude, there's little room for error. Here's everything you need to know about color slide film.
Feb 25, 2021 at 15:00
Billed by Sigma as 'a more compact but still high-performing alternative to the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art' its new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN is indeed considerably smaller and lighter than it's 'Art' series contemporary. Click through for a closer look at Sigma's newest zoom lens.
Feb 25, 2021 at 14:00
The sensors in the Phase One XF IQ4 camera system is currently the largest medium-format digital camera sensor on the market, and we've just put the 150MP model in front of our studio test scene. Want detail? You've got it. Check out how our new reference camera fares.
Feb 23, 2021 at 18:09
The Sony FX3 is a 'compact cinematography' camera built around a 12MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor. It shares a lot in common with the a7S III, so what does it do to earn its place in Sony's 'Cinema Line?'
Feb 19, 2021 at 15:00
The Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS is a tele-zoom lens designed for Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless cameras. We've been using one for a few days - click through to learn more.
Feb 19, 2021 at 14:00
Hamish Gill of 35MMC compares and contrasts the user experience of two medium format titans: the Mamiya 7 and the Plaubel Makina 67. But which does he prefer? Click through to find out.
Feb 15, 2021 at 15:00
The 50MP sensor in the Alpha 1 is all-new, and represents the latest technology that Sony is capable of. We're moving full-steam ahead with our full review, and put it in front of our studio test scene. Check out how it compares.
videoFeb 14, 2021 at 15:00
Raw video is an increasingly common feature, but don't expect it to be easy to exploit its full potential, or for there to be as much to gain as the switch to Raw gives for stills.
Feb 12, 2021 at 15:00
The Voigtlander Bessaflex TM truly could've been the go-to body for folks looking to put their dusty manual focus lenses to good use, no matter what their mount. Unfortunately, it showed up to the camera party a bit too early.
Feb 5, 2021 at 15:00
One of the greatest joys of experimenting with color print film is discovering the wide variety of options out there, each rendering color/grain/contrast differently than the next. Want to know more? We've got you covered in our complete beginner's guide.
Feb 2, 2021 at 15:00
The new a1 is absolutely chock-full of the latest and greatest tech that Sony has to offer. Come take our tour of how this high-speed, high-megapixel machine operates and handles.
Feb 1, 2021 at 15:00
Alongside the announcement of the new GFX 100S and X-E4 cameras, Fujifilm released a trio of lenses. Click through to learn more about the new GF 80mm F1.7 and XF 70-300 F4-5.6, and the updated XF 27mm F2.8.
Jan 29, 2021 at 14:00
In this week's Film Friday, photographer Mike Amos sets out for Japan with Hasselblad's unique panorama XPan camera. His purpose? To document the streets of a city his loves, while honoring his father's photographic legacy.
Coming (relatively) hot on the heels of the groundbreaking GFX 100, Fujifilm's latest medium-format camera brings 100MP to the masses. We've had a preproduction GFX 100S in our hands for a few days: keep reading to learn more about Fujifilm's newest medium-format camera.
Jan 26, 2021 at 23:42
We spoke to Sony straight after the announcement of the a1, to get a bit more fine detail about the camera's specs and capabilities. And it's fair to say there's a lot going on inside Sony's new flagship.
sample galleryJan 24, 2021 at 15:00
Tamron's 17-70mm F2.8 III-A VC RXD is a lightweight zoom for Sony APS-C E-mount shooters. Equivalent to a 25-105mm F4 in full-frame terms, this lens handles nicely on a6000-series cameras and offers great versatility for daylight shooting.
Jan 22, 2021 at 15:00
Today, B&W film photography remains popular both for its aesthetic appeal and its ease-of-use, whether you're a beginner, taking an intro to darkroom photography class or a seasoned pro. Here's everything you need to know about the medium.
Jan 17, 2021 at 15:00
We've updated our 'best cameras for portraits' buying guide, and Canon's EOS R5 narrowly edges out the also-excellent Sony a7R IV.
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