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What we know about the new Sony Airpeak drone

Sony teased its plans to enter the drone market for months. This week, it revealed several important details about its first model, the Airpeak S1, which gives us a look at the features and design philosophy Sony prioritized.

Film Fridays: How to shoot, developing and scan 110 film in 2021

110 film is a cartridge-based system first launched in the early 1970s. It's easier to work with than 35mm, but offers a smaller frame size. However, the format didn't catch on and, as a result, you can pick up a 110 camera for cheap. Even better: you can still buy 110 film cartridges, new. Here's a primer on shooting this whacky, wonderful format in 2021.

Hands-on with new Nikon Z 105mm and 50mm macro lenses

The Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S and 50mm F2.8 are the first macro lenses for Nikon's Z-mount. Go hands-on with us to learn more about these versatile lenses.

Hands-on with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO

We take a hands-on look at the new Olympus 8-25mm F4 Pro lens to see what it has to offer. Find out why it will appeal to both photographers and videographers who use the Micro Four Thirds system.

Buying guide: Best cameras for travel

With opportunities for travel starting to pick up again in certain parts of the world, if you're lucky enough to be able to book a trip, you may be wondering what camera to bring with you. We took a look at more than a dozen cameras and narrowed our recommendations down to two.

Hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8

Panasonic's new Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is a compact and lightweight prime, aimed at full-frame L-mount shooters. Priced at $450, join us as we take a closer look at the handling details and construction of this modern-day nifty fifty.

Film Fridays: A closer look at Konica Centuria Chrome, a film stock you've probably never used

Konica Centuria Chrome is a film stock from the late 1990s / early 2000s that we're guessing most folks have neither seen nor heard of before. But if you can get your hands on a roll, it's well worth running through your camera!

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 versus GH5 II: Which is best for you?

Panasonic's GH5 II is a refresh of what was once the company's video/stills flagship. Just what's been changed and does it make the Mark II a better choice?

Here's everything we know about the Canon EOS R3

Canon just lifted the veil a little more from the forthcoming EOS R3. Here's what we know so far, and what more we expect.

Pentax K-3 Mark III added to studio test scene

Ricoh's latest DSLR, the Pentax K-3 Mark III, has impressed us with its design, build and controls. As we press on with our full review, we've placed it in front of our studio test scene to see what it can do, including at its maximum ISO sensitivity setting of 1.6 million. Check it out.

Why have cameras and lenses become so expensive?

There's a perception that cameras and lenses are getting more expensive. We had a bit of a dig into the extent to which it's true, and why it's happening.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Common film formats & types

In this edition of our beginner's guide to film photography, we'll go over the most common film types – from 35mm to large format – and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The Nikon Z7 II is our recommendation as the best camera for landscapes

We've updated our 'Best Cameras for Landscapes' buying guide – which comprises cameras priced under $4000 – and we chose Nikon's Z7 II as the new winner, displacing the venerable Sony a7R IV.

Hands-on with the Panasonic GH5 II

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II may be an evolutionary upgrade to the Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds line of cameras, but it includes meaningful upgrades that will matter to videographers.

Hands-on with the Sirui 75mm F1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens

Sirui launches another 1.33x anamorphic lens for film makers who don't have $$$$ budgets. This time it's a mid-telephoto for portraits and more distant perspectives

How to easily create a dolly zoom effect using the DJI Air 2S drone

Pioneered by Hitchcock and beloved by Spielberg, the 'dolly zoom' effect is a famous cinematic technique. But you don't need Hollywood production gear to do it. In this article, we'll show you how to create the dolly zoom effect with the sub-$1000 DJI Air 2S.

The Fujifilm X-S10 is one of the best cameras under $1000

We've updated our 'best cameras for under $1000' buying guide, with Fujifilm's excellent X-S10 sitting alongside the Sony a6100 as our favorite cameras in this price range.

Film Friday: NFTs and film photography? It's not as weird a pairing as you might think

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer a way for artists to sell their work as a one-of-a-kind, digital-only piece, using a Blockchain to record the sale and provide proof of ownership. While the concept may be unfamiliar to many photographers, the process for 'minting' and selling your own NFT is easier than you may think.

Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990's newspaper photographer in Russia

Roman Yarovitcyn spent the 1990's working as a newspaper photographer in Russia and shooting primarily on inexpensive Zenit-E cameras. Despite the shortcomings of his gear, the B&W images he created during this era are nothing short of mesmerizing.

Interview: Canon's Larry Thorpe reflects on 60 years in the business

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.

The Panasonic S1H and Sony a7S III are the best cameras for videographers

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Which camera type is right for you?

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.

DJI Air 2S vs Mavic 2 Pro: which should you choose?

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.

Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN 'Art'

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.

The Polaroid Go is a compact, modern tribute to the original Polaroid One Step

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.

Film Fridays: A new shoe mount light meter -  meet the Keks EM-01

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.

Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM

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.

Hands-on with the Sony FX3 cinema camera

Sony's latest FX3 has a lot in common with the a7S III on the inside, but we've got our hands on one to show just how different it is on the outside – take a look.

Taking a closer look at the new Canon RF 400mm F2.8 and 600mm F4L I.S.

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Less common camera types

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.

Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR

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.

Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon has just announced a native RF-mount contemporary to its popular EF 100mm F2.8L Macro lens. The RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM is an all-new design, and we've been digging into its feature set. Click through to learn more.

Just how good is Adobe Super Resolution? We put it to test with some classic 12MP ILCs

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.

If you shoot Log on the Canon EOS R5, you should shoot C-Log3. Here's why.

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.

Hands-on with the new retro-chic Fujifilm Instax Mini 40

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: 7 common camera types

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.

Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 Mark III

The Pentax K-3 III is here, and with almost six years separating it from its immediate predecessor, there are a lot of changes and improvements to Ricoh's new flagship APS-S DSLR. Click through for a closer look.

Film Fridays: Developing film at home - everything you need to know to get started

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.

Hands-on with the Sigma fp L and its new viewfinder

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.

Hands-on with Sony's compact 24mm, 40mm, and 50mm G prime lenses

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

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.

All about the Kei: a 4K video from the Sony a1's 8K capture

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.

First impressions of the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM

Good news for E-mount shooters: While the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA optic was impressive, the new Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM appears to exceed it in nearly every respect. Click through for a closer look.

Film Fridays: The Space Age-looking East German autofocus SLR that nearly was

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

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.

Why the speed of Stacked CMOS is key to Nikon's pro mirrorless camera

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.

Interview: Donna Ferrato on 50 years of photographing women

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.

Film Friday: A look back at the 'golden age' of biker messengers - as shot on a Rollei 35SE

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.

Sony a1 review updated with image quality analysis

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color slide film

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.

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