One of the most keenly-awaited lenses for a while, the new Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 is finally here, and we've been using it for a few days. In this article, we're updating our initial impressions on the basis of our recent shooting with the K-1 II.
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Jul 23, 2018 at 13:00
Only Leica could have made the Noctilux-M F1.25 75mm ASPH – a manual focus prime lens that weighs more than a kilo and costs as much as a new car. We've been using one for a little while - click through for our take on what it's like to use.
May 10, 2018 at 13:00
Award-winning wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his experience shooting polar bears with the new Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR in one of the harshest places on Earth. Find out why Galitz calls his $12,000 behemoth "a dream lens."
sample galleryApr 20, 2018 at 13:00
This highly-specialized lens is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photography. Check out these first sample images for a taste of what it's capable of.
mobileApr 4, 2018 at 13:00
A few days testing Huawei's new flagship device has us convinced that it's the most advanced smartphone camera to date.
Sony's a7 III mirrorless camera includes many features from its more advanced a9 and a7R III siblings, but at a more aggressive price point. Here's a quick hands-on tour of some of the most notable upgrades and improvements to Sony's 'basic' full frame model.
Mar 4, 2018 at 13:00
We stopped by the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan and got a chance to handle the new K-1 Mark II as well as a near-final version of the upcoming Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4. We even got a chance to informally test the K-1 II's crazy high ISO and hand-held Pixel Shift feature - click through to read our impressions.
Mar 3, 2018 at 04:10
Venus Optics has been making some very interesting lenses in the past couple of years. and at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, the company is showing off an innovative 'magic shift converter'.
Mar 2, 2018 at 08:41
The Leica DG Vario 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the third and final lens in Panasonic's latest premium zoom lens lineup, and we had the chance to handle it in person at this year's CP+ show in Japan. Check out how this high-end tele-zoom handles in our slideshow.
Mar 2, 2018 at 02:52
The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount. We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama, where we got our hands on a prototype.
Mar 2, 2018 at 02:21
Tokina has recently released the 50mm F1.4 'Opera' and FíRIN 20mm F2 AF lenses, and we stopped by their booth at CP+ 2018 to get a feel for them.
Mar 1, 2018 at 05:40
Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a compact alternative to heavy (and pricey) F2.8 zooms. Take a look at our hands-on slideshow to see just how compact it really is.
Mar 1, 2018 at 03:01
Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.
Feb 18, 2018 at 14:00
The Rotolight Neo 2 is an LED light panel with the capability to fire its LEDs fast enough and bright enough to act as a strobe. Is it enough to make stills photographers re-think their old-fashioned speed lights? Read on and find out.
first impressionsNov 21, 2017 at 14:00
While it shares a name with one of Leica's most popular and affordable cameras of the 1970s, the new CL is separated from its namesake by more than just years. We've been using one for a few days - click through for a detailed first-impressions report.
Nov 18, 2017 at 14:00
A Bay Area startup offering a pay-by-the-photo camera service cleverly addresses the pain points photographers experience when they pick up their first DSLR. But can it survive the smartphone?
Nov 16, 2017 at 14:00
They say seeing is believing, and that's exactly what happened when one DPR staffer took the Google Pixel 2 out for an afternoon shooting under challenging conditions.
Nov 10, 2017 at 14:00
As 2017 winds down (yeah, we're shocked too) it's a great time to reflect on the past year. Over the coming week's we'll revisit some personal favorite cameras and lenses that we encountered this year, and what made them stand out.
Believe it or not, sports and live music photography have a lot in common – your reaction time as a photographer is crucial. Veteran music photographer Jeanette D. Moses gave the Sony a9 a try at a pro golf tournament recently – and was very impressed with the results.
Oct 27, 2017 at 20:20
Sigma has used the Photo Plus Expo show in New York as a launchpad for an all-new lens – the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. It's a fast, high-quality prime for cropped-sensor Sony E-mount and M43 cameras.
Oct 27, 2017 at 16:59
Leica's newest lens is one of its oldest. The Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 is a (slightly) modernized recreation of a classic 1930s design, famed for its unique soft focus look. We just got our hands on one.
Oct 26, 2017 at 16:56
Canon's new PowerShot G1 X Mark III combines a 24MP APS-C sensor and hybrid autofocus system in an impressively compact body. Canon has been showing it to us at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York.
Oct 26, 2017 at 15:36
Tamron just announced a new 100-400mm telezoom, pitched at enthusiasts and professionals. The 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD is the lightest in its class, and packs some impressive features. And we just got our hands on one.
lens newsOct 25, 2017 at 19:00
We take a hands-on look at the new 17mm F1.2 Pro and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses from Olympus, a pair of fast primes that promise excellent optical performance and beautiful bokeh in a compact, lightweight package.
Oct 4, 2017 at 19:21
After some expected hardware update announcements, Google's "one more thing" turned out to be a tiny, hands-free camera designed to automatically capture everyday moments.
Sep 26, 2017 at 13:00
From landscapes to motocross and white water kayaking to a wedding, exactly what can't the D850 do?
Jul 17, 2017 at 13:00
The TL2 is Leica's latest mirrorless camera, and brings several refinements over its stylish predecessors. In this article, we'll explain what you need to know.
Jul 8, 2017 at 10:00
It's not perfect, but the TG-5 can go where most smartphones and traditional cameras can't. Throw in Raw capture, 4K and 20 fps bursts and you've got yourself a winner.
Jun 29, 2017 at 04:00
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II brings more resolution, better autofocus and faster continuous shooting to Canon's entry-level full-frame camera. And we've had the opportunity to shoot with one.
Jun 29, 2017 at 04:00
Rumors have been swirling around for a while, and Canon has just unveiled the long-awaited successor to the popular and long-serving EOS 6D. Read all about it in our hands-on preview.
Jun 13, 2017 at 10:00
Reliable 3D tracking, a fast burst rate, deep buffer, responsive touchscreen and impressive battery life also contributed to an excellent shooting experience.
May 17, 2017 at 16:00
Sony's just released two new ultra-wide-angle lenses, and perhaps what's most surprising about them is their size and weight - or lack thereof. Read more
Apr 19, 2017 at 18:02
Live from New York it's the Sony Alpha a9! Our team is getting their hands all over the a9 and the new 100-400mm, and we've added some comments about the most important new features. Read more
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