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Facebook just doubled the resolution of photos in Facebook Messenger

As the saying goes: A photo is worth a thousand words. And if you're sending that photo through Facebook Messenger, your thousand words now look twice as nice after today's update to 4K resolution.

Analysis: The Sony a7R III is still a star eater

Despite reports to the contrary, analysis of DPReview images by our friend Jim Kasson confirms a disappointing fact: The Sony a7R III is still a Star Eater. Should you worry?

Leica CL brings built-in viewfinder, conventional control layout to L lineup

Leica has just released the CL, the forth in its series of APS-C L-mount cameras. Despite sharing a name with a camera released in the mid-70s, the new CL is a thoroughly modern ILC, with a 24MP sensor and built-in electronic viewfinder.

Sigma's high-end Art lenses get $100 Black Friday discount

Sigma is discounting 13 different high-performance 'Art' series lenses from today until November 30th. The company is calling it an 'unprecedented' sale.

Moment releases new case and lenses for Apple iPhone X

iPhone X owners can already accessorize their new phone with high-quality smartphone photography lenses courtesy of Moment's new lineup.

Sigma releases full-res sample photos captured with 16mm F1.4 DC DN lens

Considering buying Sigma's exciting new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for crop-sensor E-Mount and M43? Check out these official full-res samples first!

Vimeo adds support for 8K 10-bit HDR videos

Vimeo has just added support for 8K HDR 10-bit content, making it possible to show up to 75% of the colors the human eye can perceive vs the usual 35%. Take THAT YouTube.

Canon Japan unveils a few silly gear-themed gifts for Canon lovers

Canon Japan's new lineup of novelty camera-themed gifts was just revealed online, including a lens mug and lens thermos, two retro camera-themed USB drives, and a picnic mat.

Profoto A1: Is this the future of mobile flash?

The Profoto A1 most certainly isn’t for everyone [...] But for those who are used to using the Profoto systems, and want something that pairs seamlessly with the strobes you already have, there is no better companion.

Polaroid wants Fujifilm to pay millions in royalties for Instax Square format

Fujifilm has asked a US district court to clear it of any wrongdoing, after allegedly being threatened with trademark litigation by Polaroid.

Sony a7R III added to studio scene comparison

While a couple of our reviewers are out testing the Sony a7R III in Arizona, back in Seattle we slapped the camera in front of our studio scene to get a close look at its image quality. See how it stacks up against the competition.

B+W releases 3-slot filter holder for 100mm filter system

B+W has announced a new aluminum filter holder that offers three slots so users can use multiple filters at the same time. The holder goes with the 2mm thick 100mm square filters it launched earlier this year.

Blackmagic unveils DeckLink 8K Pro capture card for 'real time 8K workflows'

8K video is coming a lot faster than you think, and Blackmagic is ready for it. Meet the DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance PCI-E capture and playback card built to handle 'real time high resolution 8K workflows.'

The history of photography is a history of shattered glass

"Glass is everywhere in photography. From Eugène Atget’s reflective vitrines to Lee Friedlander’s sly self-portraiture, photographers have long been in thrall to the visual complications glass can inject into a composition."

RAW Power: An iOS raw editor designed by the former Apple Aperture lead

Former Apple Aperture lead developer Nik Bhatt has designed an iOS app called RAW Power that lets you edit raw photos from your professional camera using your phone and tablet.... color us intrigued.

OnePlus 5T unveiled: edge-to-edge display and a dual-camera optimized for low light

The OnePlus 5T retains many of the 5's features and specs, but comes with an edge-to-edge display and a dual-camera that is optimized for low light.

Expect twice the resolution and speed from the next Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D

Sony's recently announced IMX461 backside illuminated medium format sensor will bring 100MP resolution and almost 2x the speed to the next-gen Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D.

Hasselblad launches 'Rent a Hasselblad' service

With the ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ camera equipment renting program, the camera makers is aiming to give enthusiast and professional photographers easier access to its medium-format photography products.

Instagram testing feature the lets you follow hashtags

Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you follow hashtags in addition to people, making it possible to keep track of your favorite #landscapes or #portraits without leaving your home feed.

This Kickstarter wants to revive the Ihagee Elbaflex film camera in Nikon F-mount

Despite the gigantic volume of second hand film bodies in existence, it seems there is still a demand for new 35mm SLRs with a retro feel. The latest is a remake of the Ihagee Elbaflex from the 1960s, but with a Nikon F mount.

Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod attaches a printer to your smartphone

The Polaroid Insta-Share Moto Mod straps an instant printer directly to your Moto Z smartphone, so you can print your photos as soon as you've captured them.

Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm F1.4 lens relaunched with 7 mount options

The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm F1.4 lens is being relaunched in 7 different mounts, including: Sony A, Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fujifilm G, Pentax K, and Leica L. Got an extra three grand lying around?

Kodak reveals how and when it's bringing back 35mm Ektachrome film

In January, Kodak announced it would bring back the beloved slide film Ektachrome. The timeline has been pushed back a bit, but Kodak says you can expect to purchase Ektachrome again in 2018.

Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death

Instagram popularity is threatening some of the most beautiful landscapes in the US, as hordes of 'nature lovers' trample over the same spots over and over again in search of the same exact shot.

Gates unveils underwater housing for RED cinema cameras, will probably cost around $15K

You’d have to be pretty brave to immerse your $50K RED cinema camera underwater. But if you've got the guts, Gates just released a new housing you can be pretty sure won't wreck your unbelievably expensive toy.

Adobe's Lightroom Downloader lets you rescue your image library from the cloud

Adobe has released a 'Lightroom Downloader' app for Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra that allows you to download all of your images from the Adobe Cloud, all at once.

YI 360 VR camera can livestream in 4K, supports Vive and Rift headsets

After releasing a popular 4K action cam and an affordable mirrorless M43 camera, Chinese camera maker YI is diving into yet another market: 360° VR. Meet the YI 360 VR: a powerful little two-lens camera that can shoot and stream in 4K.

DxOMark republishes Pentax 645Z results and it's as good as we always suspected

DxOMark has awarded the Pentax 645Z 101 points, making it the second-highest scoring medium format camera it's tested (or the highest scoring from 2015 to now, based on the originally published results).

Camera battery explosion causes chaos at Orlando International Airport

A small explosion that sounded like a gunshot caused a panic and 24 flight cancellations at Orlando International Airport last Friday. As it turns out, it was a camera battery that exploded inside a traveler's bag.

Google explains the Pixel 2's impressive hybrid video stabilization

Unlike most smartphone cameras, the new Google Pixel 2 devices combine optical and electronic image stabilization for a smooth video experience. Here's how it works.

The risk of 'crowdsourcing' your wedding photos

It might be tempting to skimp on a wedding photographer and 'crowdsource' your wedding photos instead. But as this couple found out, you could end up with no photos and a big headache.

Ten Nikon D5 DSLRs will arrive at the International Space Station tomorrow

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will get some new camera gear to play with this week. The first ten Nikon D5 DSLRs to go to space launched yesterday, and are due to arrive at the ISS on Tuesday.

Kodak will lay off 425 employees after reporting millions in losses

After a rough quarter due to a "print market slowdown," Kodak is laying off 425 employees company wide in an attempt to cut costs.

How to predict when your camera is going to die

Using a combination of tools freely available online, you can predict when your beloved camera is likely to kick the can. No need to let your camera's demise catch you unawares.

Sony a7R III Pixel Shift lifts a veil off your landscapes

The Sony a7R III improves upon the high-performance, high-resolving 42.4 MP sensor in the a7R II. Improved dynamic range and a new Pixel Shift mode promises noise-free, sharp shots. But how well does Pixel Shift perform in the real world and in our studio? Color us impressed.

Bokeh Market site tracks used camera market value, offers alerts on price changes

A new website called Bokeh Market aims to take some of the work out of buying and selling used camera gear by providing users with real-time market value info.

VNTG8 turns old 8mm film canisters into SD card holders

A new project seeking funding on Kickstarter repurposes old 8mm film canisters as SD card holders by fitting them with a foam insert.

Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000

The Sharp 8C-B60A 8K camcorder is aimed at broadcasters and likely to be deployed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Taro uses infrared technology and AI for improved subject tracking

Thanks to an AI-based infrared tracking algorithm that performs 30 calculations per second, Taro can track objects that are moving as fast as 50 MPH – and point your camera in the right direction.

Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X

No tripods, sliders, or funny business – new handheld 4K footage shot by cinematographer Matteo Bertoli using the iPhone X's native camera app looks impressively detailed.

Google rolls out 'Saturated' mode to address Pixel 2 XL display issues

Google has released a Saturated mode to 'fix' the dull colors issue on the Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Find out why we think this was a step in the wrong direction, but likely only an intermediate solution before a more proper fix.

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 takes on Lightroom with more features and improved Raw processing

ON1's updated image organization and editing software comes with HDR stacking, pano-stitching, lots of masking options and a range of other new features to tempt potential Adobe deserters.

DxOMark: DJI Zenmuse X7 outperforms GH5, on par with top-notch APS-C DSLRs

DxOMark just finished testing DJI's latest camera, the Zenmuse X7, and what they found is impressive. It turns out the camera's Super 35 chip can keep up with the best APS-C sensors on the market.

Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month

Sigma has officially announced pricing and availability for its 'world's first' 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens for crop-sensor Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Vixari is the world's most portable tripod, but it can still handle DSLRs

The strange looking ultra-compact Vixari is being billed as the "world's most portable tripod", but it can still handle DSLRs and mirrorless cameras up to 2kg (4.4 lbs).

This is what happens when a 'weather sealed' camera encounters salt water

Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals shows us what happens when your camera (regardless of brand) takes a swim in salt water... and why 'weather sealed' does NOT mean 'waterproof.'

VSCO adds 'Recipes' feature that lets you create 10 custom presets

VSCO has released a new custom presets feature called Recipes to its VSCO X subscribers, allowing them to save up to 10 custom edits under a new menu item.

Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents

The Israel-based company has filed a patent infringement case claiming Apple has made unauthorized use of its dual-camera zoom technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.

Panasonic G9 offers pro-level features, 20 fps bursts, huge EVF and class-leading image stabilization

Panasonic's new Lumix DC-G9 is a flagship mirrorless camera with pro-level performance for stills shooters, featuring a 20MP Four Thirds sensor, 20 fps bursts with continuous AF and 6.5 stops of shake reduction.

Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know

The G9 is designed for speed, durability, and versatility. Between using one for a few days and digging into its lengthy spec sheet, here's what we think you need to know about it.

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