What makes the Canon AE-1 so special to Editor Dan Bracaglia is its ability to connect him back to the childhood curiosity and excitement that originally made him fall in love with photography.
Articles tagged "opinion"
Apr 3, 2020 at 13:00
The camera that has had the biggest impact on Managing Editor Allison Johnson's photography is one that she used very early on – and eventually owned.
Mar 31, 2020 at 13:00
Shooting with an unusually capable compact taught Technical Editor Richard Butler the real photographic impact of sensor size and F-number, along with the role math could play in lens design.
Mar 17, 2020 at 14:00
Some photographers have been asking for years for a full-frame version of Fujifilm's popular X100 line. We get it – we want one too. But here's why we think it's unlikely to happen.
Mar 12, 2020 at 13:00
Worried about your camera being refreshed by an updated body? Don't be. There are plenty of reasons to appreciate last generation's model.
Mar 8, 2020 at 14:00
Canon has finally given us a few details about its forthcoming EOS R5, but we can read between the lines a bit to get a clearer picture of where the RF lineup is heading.
Mar 3, 2020 at 14:00
More than a century after its invention, film photography is finding a new life alongside digital imaging, argues Hamish Gill of 35mmc.
Feb 28, 2020 at 15:00
The Fujifilm X-T4 is the company's most video-centric model yet, but omitting a headphone jack on the camera shows that Fujifilm still doesn't understand how video shooters work.
Feb 14, 2020 at 13:00
The FAA recently proposed rules that could impact all drone operators in the US, virtually requiring an internet connection to fly and a requirement to broadcast personally identifying information. Here's what's at stake and how to make your voice heard.
Feb 5, 2020 at 13:00
The X100V is the biggest refresh the series has seen since its inception. But Technical Editor Richard Butler is initially disappointed. Based on his own needs, anyway.
Jan 7, 2020 at 02:00
Could the D780 be the final chapter in the D700 saga? If so, DPR's Dan Bracaglia thinks it's a fitting conclusion to an epic series (unlike a popular movie that just debuted).
Jan 1, 2020 at 14:00
This time last year we say down as a team and came up with a list of new year's resolutions on behalf of the major camera and lens manufacturers. Here's how it all panned out.
Dec 30, 2019 at 14:00
Technical Editor Richard Butler takes a look at the technological leaps forward he's seen while covering the industry for the past decade, with autofocus capabilities and video capture leading the way.
Dec 30, 2019 at 14:00
Senior Editor Barney Britton reflects on the changes he's witnessed covering the photography industry for the past ten years – a period during which consumer digital photography came of age.
Nov 14, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's a6x00 series (especially the most recent ones) are very good cameras. Yet our in-house contrarian, Richard, isn't convinced their design is well matched to any one type of user.
Nov 5, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's a6600, its high-end APS-C mirrorless camera, has a lot going for it: fast burst speeds, in-body stabilization and a huge battery. But there's one big reason we wouldn't use it for events, and it's something you just won't find in the spec sheet.
Oct 23, 2019 at 05:41
We took a preproduction Fujifilm X-Pro3 to northern California to see what it's like to use. Turns out, it's okay to dislike the X-Pro3's new hidden LCD - that just means it's not for you.
Oct 11, 2019 at 14:00
Nikon's Z mount just evolved to include an APS-C product line. So what does this tell us about the company's APS-C strategy?
Oct 10, 2019 at 16:00
Nikon says it made the Z50 for Instagram users, but technical editor Richard Butler finds little evidence of this, which leaves him wondering who's going to buy it.
Oct 7, 2019 at 13:00
Two decades into the 'Digital Century', is there still a need for ultra-fast lenses? Here's why you might be better off with a new F1.8 prime instead.
Oct 3, 2019 at 15:51
The a9 II is a camera that the average DPReview reader will probably neither need nor buy. And Sony knows it. But that's fine - here's why.
Sep 12, 2019 at 11:00
After a string of so-so entry-level ILCs, Fujifilm appears to have pulled out all the stops with its new X-A7.
Are some people born with a better sense for composition? Are there rules anybody can learn to improve their artistic sense for framing a photo? Seasoned landscape photographer Nigel Danson ponders an age-old question and its implications for photographers.
mobileApr 18, 2019 at 13:00
For most of Managing Editor Allison Johnson's photography, smartphones have already replaced a traditional camera. But a recent trip reinforced a couple of key reasons why she's not ready to quite ready to leave the dedicated camera at home – yet.
Open letter to Panasonic: Innovations in manual focus could make Lumix S a winner for cinematographers
Feb 17, 2019 at 14:00
Panasonic is well known for including impressive video features on its cameras. In this article, professional cinematographer Jack Lam explains one killer feature the company could add to its S series that would shake up the industry – and it all comes down to manual focus.
Feb 16, 2019 at 14:00
Full-frame cameras get a lot of attention lately, but Technical Editor Richard Butler thinks that APS-C makes the most sense for a lot of people – and there's just one company consistently giving the format the support it deserves.
Dec 31, 2018 at 14:00
In the spirit of the holiday, we got together as a team and talked about what we'd like the major photo gear manufacturers to do next year. Here are the New Year's resolutions we want them to make.
Nov 20, 2018 at 14:00
As a D750 owner and someone primarily concerned with still photography, DPR staffer Dan Bracaglia does not see a compelling enough reason to go Nikon mirrorless - yet. But that may not be the case for you.
Oct 31, 2018 at 13:00
Leica has a storied history and a tremendous reputation for the quality of its lenses. Yet Richard Butler's take-away from the launch of a no-LCD, app-mediated camera is that he is most impressed by the company's innovative ideas. And, weirdly, he seems to mean it.
Aug 26, 2018 at 13:00
The Nikon Z is a brave and important step for Nikon and, while it might not have got everything right first time, it shows enough promise to encourage existing users to commit themselves to the system. However, to deliver the system's full potential, Nikon needs to continue being brave, according to our own Richard Butler.
Aug 24, 2018 at 13:00
Most DPReview staff members were lucky enough to get their hands on a Nikon Z7 ahead of launch, so we've had time to form some initial impressions. Here's what we think of the system as it stands now – and where we would like to see Nikon take it in the next couple of years.
May 22, 2018 at 13:00
If Canon and Nikon do get into high-end mirrorless, it's almost certain that they'll do everything they can to maintain compatibility with their existing mounts. But, asks Richard Butler, wouldn't it be more interesting if they built a small, niche system to live alongside their existing DSLRs?
Apr 15, 2018 at 13:00
For a few years now we've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi professionals needing the most reliable camera for the money. But it might finally be time to change that recommendation...
mobileApr 14, 2018 at 13:00
Just because a phone has the current 'best camera' doesn't mean it'll be the best for you. The differences between the top 3 smartphones are slim at this point – you won't notice camera shortcomings as much as you'll notice that you hate your operating system.
camera newsFeb 26, 2018 at 20:32
Canon Europe has launched the EOS 4000D, a still more cut-down version of the EOS 2000D/T7. The entry-level model will launch for around £330/€380 body only, which is the lowest launch price of any DSLR we can remember.
Feb 26, 2018 at 04:00
It's not often that a new flashgun will get us really excited, but the Canon 470EX-AI isn't your ordinary flashgun. Here's why we think it's worth a look, particularly for photographers who haven't yet taken the plunge into artificial lighting.
Feb 19, 2018 at 14:00
There was a time when Fujifilm mirrorless camera users may have felt the need to go to another system to shoot video. Thanks to a new camera and a couple of lenses, they suddenly have some sweet options.
Feb 5, 2018 at 16:52
In this video, photographer Zack Arias takes on Unsplash—the royalty free photo sharing site—diving into some of the little-talked-about problems with this 'business model' and the photo industry's 'race to the bottom.'
Jan 20, 2018 at 00:00
After four years giving away many of his photos for free on Unsplash, photographer Samuel Zeller shares some thoughts on social networking for photographers, the rise and fall of Instagram, and how he's trying to stay ahead of the game.
Jan 12, 2018 at 17:09
A lot of people still have positive associations with the Kodak brand and its iconic logos, but it’s worth clearing something up: not everything with the Kodak name on it has much connection to a bunch of clever people in Rochester, New York.
Oct 15, 2017 at 13:00
Apple's HDR effect in the iPhone 8 Plus is on by default and more aggressive than in previous generations. It's also good enough to convince DPR contributor Jeff Carlson to leave it on all the time.
Oct 13, 2017 at 16:57
Yashica recently released the digiFilm Y35: a camera that tries to simulate the "experience" of shooting film... and it's just the worst.
Oct 13, 2017 at 12:00
This week in Hollywood, DJI introduced its new Zenmuse X7 camera, a Super 35 format cinema camera of its own design that can also capture 24MP still images in APS-C format. Is it time to start thinking of DJI as a camera company?
Sep 13, 2017 at 15:44
"Dear Canon [...] since the launch of the Canon 5DMK2 way back in March 2008 it has been extremely hard to be genuinely excited about any new cameras you have released."
Aug 27, 2017 at 13:00
DPR staffers enjoy photography in different ways, so it's no surprise that we took different approaches to photographing the eclipse. For us, it was a welcome reminder to enjoy photography how each of us enjoys it best.
The days where you're more or less locked into premium or first-party flash units has gone. They're less than $50 now, so there's one less excuse not to get one. Here's our case for adding one to your kit, and a few pointers to get you going.
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