The Minolta MC Rokkor X 40-80mm F2.8 zoom is a unique lens, which uses a gearbox for controlling focus and zoom. Roger Cicala has been fascinated with its design for ages, and he recently got the chance to take one apart.
Portfolios and Photography News
Aug 19, 2017 at 13:00
Happy 2017 World Photo Day! We asked everyone on staff at DPReview to share one photo that they took within the last year that makes them jazzed on photography. Here's what we chose.
Aug 18, 2017 at 13:00
You don't have to empty your savings account to take your photography to the next level. These cheap buys cost about $50 or less, and come with outsized benefits for your photography.
Jul 30, 2017 at 10:00
The Royal Museums Greenwich has announced the shortlist for its ninth annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Click through to see the shortlisted images.
Jul 26, 2017 at 21:15
Photographers who fly frequently in the US may want to finally invest in that TSA Pre-check status: in standard security lines, cameras and all other electronics larger than a smartphone will need to be placed in a separate bin for screening.
Jul 18, 2017 at 20:51
The winners of the 2017 Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards have been announced. Here are the six photographers who took home the top prize in their respective categories.
Jul 11, 2017 at 15:39
Photographer Deepti Asthana's project Women of India documents the stories of women across rural India, revealing how far behind these regions are when it comes to girls' and womens' rights.
Jul 5, 2017 at 17:41
Astronomy and Instrumentation student Alexander Pietrow wanted to see if you could capture some astrophotography with his 2-bit Game Boy Camera. Turns out, you can!
Jul 5, 2017 at 14:58
The winning image in the Creatures Great and Small Photography Competition was taken by Michelle Howell and shows an Argentinean ornate horned frog in a reflection pool.
Jul 3, 2017 at 14:25
For his last article as editor of the TIME LightBox photo blog, Olivier Laurent asked 13 influential photographers and photo editors to share what drives their work.
Jun 29, 2017 at 11:00
In this weeks' Throwback Thursday article, Simon raises a toast to the Sony Digital Mavica FD71 - a little camera which used really big memory cards.
Jun 27, 2017 at 13:00
A roll of film discovered in an Argus C2 from an Oregon Goodwill turned out to contain some incredible images – and has been re-united with the original owner's family.
Jun 26, 2017 at 19:25
Photojournalist Pete Souza served as the presidential photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In an interview with fellow photographer Marcia Nighswander, he discusses several of his most noteworthy images.
Jun 21, 2017 at 17:32
Forget expensive lenses with fancy coatings and special lens elements – photographer Robin de Puy took these portraits using just a water drop for a lens.
Jun 20, 2017 at 23:25
In case you were looking for any more inspiration to go fly one.
Jun 19, 2017 at 21:16
Danish photographers Ulrik Hasemann and Mathias Svold spent time documenting the 75,000 refugees currently in Serbia's capitol city. Most are young men from conflict zones in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Jun 19, 2017 at 19:10
Air Koryo started flying in 1952, and much of its current fleet still dates from the 1960s. Danish commercial photographer Arthur Mebius has taken 24 flights on some of its oldest airplanes, so you don't have to.
Jun 17, 2017 at 10:00
In the fifth and final part of his series of articles on aerial photography, Erez Marom recaps some of his most formative experiences.
Jun 16, 2017 at 16:59
Magnum Photos is 70 years old, and it's celebrating with a series of international exhibitions. The BBC has gone behind the scenes with 15 images from the Magnum archives.
Jun 16, 2017 at 08:00
The pervasive nature of our digital world makes photos books and zines all the more powerful.
Jun 14, 2017 at 14:00
It sounds like science fiction, but it's for real. It can even stream video. It also raises a few questions about privacy issues.
videoJun 14, 2017 at 07:01
In 1997, Philippe Kahn changed the way we share images forever when he used a Casio QV-10, flip phone and his laptop to email a photo of his newborn daughter.
Jun 13, 2017 at 21:37
Faced with profitability challenges, Magnum Photos is accepting outside investment for the first time in its 70-year history.
Jun 13, 2017 at 20:04
Let's hope that Thibaud Poirier remembered to turn off the autofocus 'beep' on his camera first.
Jun 13, 2017 at 18:44
Veteran wildlife photographer Nick Nichols talks with TIME about the power of images in promoting conservation of wild animals and, more importantly, the land they thrive on.
Jun 12, 2017 at 22:44
NASA's appropriately-named Aqua satellite is orbiting the earth at an altitude of 438 miles. And of course there's a camera onboard.
Jun 12, 2017 at 17:11
When Bruce Davidson visited Wales in the mid 1960s, a young Cheryl Winterson was playing in the street, oblivious to the presence of the Magnum photographer.
Jun 9, 2017 at 19:10
All of the remote cameras in the world are no substitute for some gut instinct and a good monopod.
Jun 7, 2017 at 23:10
The Verge interviews the man whose 'This is Not Porn' website showcases rare celebrity photos, notably from Bond and Star Wars films. Don't worry, they're work safe.
Jun 7, 2017 at 19:06
When there's a Magnum photographer in the family, your photo album looks a little bit different.
Jun 7, 2017 at 16:56
One of the ways we celebrate the arrival of summer is with the Photographic Center Northwest's (PCNW) Long Shot – a global 24-hour photo shoot that is open to anyone, anywhere, with any camera (yes, including your phone). Will you be shooting with us?
Jun 7, 2017 at 10:00
Find out what happens when a 1,000-pound predator tries to befriend you.
Jun 3, 2017 at 10:00
Photographer Naomi Harris spent the first 100 days of the Trump administration traveling America, interviewing and photographing the people she met, to find out how they voted – and why.
Jun 3, 2017 at 08:00
Just days after 'banning' photography, the Swiss village of Bergüm has, not surprisingly, reversed course.
Jun 2, 2017 at 09:00
According to a website set up to track such things, apparently not. But models, on the other hand, should be worried...
Jun 2, 2017 at 07:01
The $30,000 prize pot has been augmented this year with a new series of grants that aim to allow winning photographers to undertake projects during the next year.
Jun 1, 2017 at 18:38
The work of the late street photographer (and actor/director) Fan Ho is being shown at an exhibition in his native Hong Kong. Thirty images, along with the Rolleiflex that he used almost exclusively, will be on display.
May 31, 2017 at 21:01
Photographer Tyler Shields' image of Kathy Griffin holding a Trump mask made to look like a decapitated head has not gone over altogether well.
May 31, 2017 at 20:16
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is changing its photography policy such that only licensed commercial photographers can snap photos of tourists at the more than 3600 monuments it manages.
May 31, 2017 at 08:00
A museum in the Netherlands recently acquired a collection of photography pioneer Anna Atkins' work documenting British algae.
May 30, 2017 at 18:33
Photographer Linda Köhler-Sandring used a mobile studio setup to photograph 888 subjects in exactly the same style and lighting for speedy capture and editing.
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