The XCD 30mm F3.5 is a wide angle prime lens for Hasselblad medium format cameras, and with a price tag close to $4000 you expect it to be good. As Chris and Jordan discover, it's an outstanding optic – with interesting bokeh.
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videoDec 8, 2019 at 19:16
This 60-second tutorial from Adobe shows how changing the 'Color Adaptation' setting within the Content Aware Fill tool can create better edits in different situations.
videoDec 7, 2019 at 08:00
The new Tamron 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens has an attractive price, but how does it stack up against Sony's own 35mm F2.8? According to Chris and Jordan, pretty darn well.
videoDec 6, 2019 at 19:02
A new photography podcast has kicked off with an episode that looks critically at the photo preset market, detailing the negative impact it has on photographers and the wider industry.
videoDec 4, 2019 at 20:13
What better way to promote a phone than to shoot a commercial for it directly on the device. It's not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last, but as has often been the case, it's a fun watch from a blockbuster director.
videoDec 4, 2019 at 14:00
Chris and Jordan test the Canon EOS R with new v1.4 firmware to see how much it improves autofocus. TL;DR – if you use eye-AF, you'll want this update.
videoNov 30, 2019 at 14:00
Chris and Jordan are joined once again by Don Komarechka – part photographer, part mad scientist – to explore the incredible possibilities of shooting with UV lights.
videoNov 27, 2019 at 14:00
Sony's 'Real-Time' autofocus promises to track almost anything you throw at it, but it's not enabled by default. The words 'Real-Time' don't even appear in the camera's menu. In this video, Chris shows us how to set up this very useful feature.
videoNov 26, 2019 at 15:24
The future firmware updates will add a Log picture profile option and the ability to record Raw video over HDMI to recorders like the Atomos Ninja V.
videoNov 23, 2019 at 08:00
This week Chris and Jordan compare four popular mid-range APS-C mirrorless cameras: the Canon M6 II, Nikon Z50, Sony a6400 and the Fujifilm X-T30. Which one is right for you?
videoNov 21, 2019 at 14:00
Have you ever looked at your smartphone or GoPro and said, "I wish my camera could stabilize an image like that?!" Chris explains the limits of electronic image stabilization.
videoNov 18, 2019 at 18:31
As if you needed another reason to fear for what your gear goes through when being transported from the retailer to your house.
video newsNov 13, 2019 at 14:00
Last week Panasonic announced a major firmware update for the G9, adding video features once exclusive to the GH5 series. Does Chris love the autofocus? Can Jordan replace his beloved GH5s? Tune in to find out.
videoNov 12, 2019 at 23:50
RED maintains its hold on the compression of Raw video after the latest challenge, by Apple this time, fails to get support from the courts.
Chris and Jordan are off to Germany to try the new Leica SL2 at Leica headquarters. Will Chris get to keep a camera for his birthday? Will Jordan declare it the best Leica ever for video? Tune in to to get the answers to this and more.
videoOct 31, 2019 at 19:02
Sometimes practical effects can yield the best results. Here are a few to get you started and hopefully inspire you to come up with a few more.
Netflix certifies the Panasonic S1H for productions, making it the smallest (and only stills/video) camera on the list
video newsOct 25, 2019 at 21:40
Production houses will need to shoot with specific settings in place, but this certification makes the S1H one of the most compact and budget-friendly options on Netflix's small-but-growing list of cameras that can be used to shoot Netflix Original content.
videoOct 24, 2019 at 17:32
The update brings new and improved features to compatible iOS and iPadOS devices, including external drive support, new aspect ratios, improved performance and more.
Some might argue that Fujifilm's new X-Pro3 rangefinder-style camera takes a page from the Leica playbook, omitting a full-time rear screen in favor of a more 'pure' shooting experience. Is the X-Pro3 a carbon-coated classic or a titanium trinket? Chris and Jordan aim to find out.
videoOct 21, 2019 at 13:00
Olympus just announced the E-M5 III, the newest in its E-M5 line of enthusiast Micro Four Thirds cameras. In this hands-on preview, Chris and Jordan ask, "Who's it for?"
videoOct 14, 2019 at 14:08
Host Ben Krasnow of YouTube channel Applied Science shows how film cameras used a micro LCD projector and a small incandescent light to project the time and date onto photographs.
The Z50 is Nikon's first Z-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor, and it launches alongside a pair of DX zoom lenses. Chris and Jordan had a chance to use a pre-production model and share their experience in this hands-on preview.
Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens could be the most impressive optic yet for Nikon's Z-series mirrorless cameras. Find out what Chris and Jordan think of this flagship prime lens for Z-mount, and why it may become their new unit of measure.
videoOct 9, 2019 at 13:28
Canon has said in an email sent to DPReview that it will bring back the option to record at 24p (23.98 fps) in select EOS and PowerShot models via upcoming firmware updates.
mobileOct 7, 2019 at 13:00
In this week's episode, Chris is joined by our Science Editor Rishi Sanyal to take a closer look at some of the new photography features on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro camera.
videoOct 5, 2019 at 21:34
Photographer and YouTuber Scott Graham recorded the sound of 37 different camera shutters, showing off the unique characteristics of each model.
On paper the Fujifilm X-A7 appears to address many of its predecessor's shortcomings, but do those improvements add up to a better real-world experience? Chris and Jordan head to Calgary's awe-inspiring, fire-breathing Beakerhead festival to preview the camera.
videoSep 26, 2019 at 16:37
The new 47MP sensor, officially called the IMX492LQJ, can shoot 10-bit 17:9 crop video at up to 30 fps.
videoSep 20, 2019 at 20:36
The Axibo slider can detect and keep focused on faces and most objects thanks to an integrated 6 + 1 AI core CPU
videoSep 18, 2019 at 13:00
Back in the film days Canon had 'eye-controlled' focus that let you set an AF point just by looking at it, and a recent patent suggests Canon is still interested in this technology. Chris and Jordan consider what a modern eye-controlled AF system might mean to photographers.
videoSep 16, 2019 at 20:06
A group of friends traversed around California in an attempt to recreate the stock wallpapers Apple has included with macOS.
videoSep 16, 2019 at 14:01
Our friends over at Cinema5D have gone hands-on with Sony's new full-frame cinema camera, the FX9, and shared their thoughts on what the camera has to offer.
videoSep 13, 2019 at 17:36
Slow-mo videos are awesome on their own, but have you ever wondered what 72 slow-mo cameras are capable of producing? Well, wonder no more.
Canon's newest compact cameras, the G5 X II and G7 X III, have a lot in common, but with some very important differences. This week, Chris and Jordan do a side-by-side comparison to help you choose the one that's right for you.
videoSep 5, 2019 at 19:40
Our friends over at Cinema5D have shared a detailed ‘First Look’ at Canon's new 5.9K full-frame cinema camera, the EOS C500 Mark II.
videoSep 2, 2019 at 13:43
Vanity Fair sat down with Newton Thomas Sigel to talk about focal length choices and how they affect the aesthetic and emotion in a shot, be it still or moving.
This week Sony announced it's new flagship APS-C mirrorless camera, the a6600, alongside two APS-C lenses and the budget-oriented a6100 model. In this video, we take a closer look at the a6600 and share our first impressions of the camera.
videoAug 29, 2019 at 15:26
Join Chris Niccolls and Richard Butler for another in our ongoing 'hotel room' series of shorts, straight from the mini-bar. They share their first thoughts on Sony's new a6100 and a6600 cameras as well as the new 16-55mm F2.8 and 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 APS-C lenses.
videoAug 28, 2019 at 05:00
DPReview TV brings you our first-day impressions of Canon's new EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D, straight from Canon's launch event.
videoAug 28, 2019 at 04:00
A well-dressed Chris Niccolls and a poorly dressed Carey Rose get plenty of hands-on time in a hot and humid Atlanta, Georgia, with Canon's new APS-C cameras. Take a look at how Canon's EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II perform in front of drift cars, race cars, and a few models.
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