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  • Save Up To 75% On Regatta Clearance Clothing & Accessories
    on 21st April 2021 at 9:51 am

    Shop the Regatta Clearance range for the chance to purchase a bargain jacket, coat or pair of waterproof trousers.

  • Save 15% Off Any New SmugMug Packages
    on 21st April 2021 at 8:00 am

    SmugMug is giving photographers the chance to save 15% when they subscribe and there's also a 14-day free trial available.

  • Colorcinch is a powerful, free-to-use browser-based photo editor
    on 20th April 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Web browsers have become increasingly capable. This is evidenced by Colorcinch, a browser-based photo editor. Colorcinch, formerly known as Cartoonize, includes essential photo editing tools, text editing, layers (with blend modes), effects and filters, stock photo access and more. Better yet, you can use Colorcinch for free, although some features require a premium subscription. Using Colorcinch is as simple as visiting the website and uploading an image. Once your image has been uploaded, you […]

  • Apple's new M1-powered iPad Pros have Thunderbolt, 5G and a 'Liquid Retina XDR display' for the...
    on 20th April 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Alongside its new, colorful M1-powered iMacs, Apple also announced an update to its iPad Pro lineup that sees its flagship tablet models get the company’s M1 chipsets. In addition to the more powerful processors, Thunderbolt and 5G and WiFi 6 in both the 11” and 12.9” models, the larger 12.9” iPad Pro also gets a new ‘Liquid Retina XDR display’ that takes inspiration from Apple’s Pro Display XDR monitor and brings it to the iPad line. Both the 11” and 12.9” iPad Pros now […]

  • Apple announces new 24" M1-powered iMacs in an array of bright new colors
    on 20th April 2021 at 6:05 pm

    At today's 'Sping Loaded' event, Apple announced, amongst other products, a redesigned line of 24” iMac computers, powered by its 8-core CPU M1 chip, with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, and a 16-core neural engine. The new iMacs mark the first major iMac redesign in almost ten years and brings back colors we haven’t seen since the now-iconic iMac G3 desktop computers. The new iMac features a 24” 4.5K display with 11.3-million pixels. The display covers the wide P3 color […]

  • Why the Leica CL is still a great mirrorless buy
    by Geoff Harris on 20th April 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Who would pay over £2k for a 2017 APS-C camera without image stabilisation or a flip screen? The Leica CL is a great mirrorless buy, however

  • Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM
    on 20th April 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Sony has just announced the impressively small FE 14mm F1.8 GM. The design philosophy behind the lens is simple: offer a super wide field-of-view, a bright aperture, achieve high sharpness across the frame and all-round optical quality at its maximum aperture, and offer it all in a compact and lightweight package. Yes, that makes it sound like it could be the ideal design philosophy for any lens (just swap out 'super wide' for your desired field of […]

  • Sony unveils ultra-wideangle FE 14mm F1.8 GM
    by Andy Westlake on 20th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Large-aperture ultra-wide prime for landscapes, architecture, interiors and astrophotography is remarkably compact and lightweight

  • DPReview TV: Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM review
    on 20th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In this episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan get their hands on Sony's new compact, ultra-wide 14mm F1.8 G Master lens, and share how well it performs for both stills and video. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Size and build quality Sample images Autofocus Flare and ghosting Sunstars Chromatic aberrations Rear gel holder Video performance Introducing Vladimir Kabanov Advantages for astrophotography How images are processed […]

  • Sony introduces compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM ultra-wide lens
    on 20th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Sony has introduced the FE 14mm F1.8 lens for its full-frame mirrorless bodies. The lens is surprisingly compact and light: roughly 1/3 the weight of the Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens for Sony E mount (460 vs 1170 grams). The 14mm F1.8 has 14 elements arranged in 11 groups, including one aspherical and two 'extreme' aspherical elements, as well as ED (extra-low dispersion) and 'super' ED glass to suppress chromatic aberrations. Sony's 'Nano AR Coating II' helps prevent flare and ghosting when […]

  • Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM sample gallery
    on 20th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    We got our hands on Sony's new fast and compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens. Perfect for landscapes, architecture, astrophotography and more, we found it plenty sharp, even wide-open. It's also quite fast to focus thanks to twin linear motors. And as you'd expect from a G Master lens, the 14mm is incredibly well-built. Have a look at our samples. See our Sony 14mm F1.8 GM lens sample gallery

  • How to take stunning starry night scenes this summer
    by Geoff Harris on 20th April 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Capture stunning starry night scenes with renowned landscape pros David Clapp and Guy Edwardes - you may already have the gear you need

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    on 20th April 2021 at 11:48 am

    Anthropics are giving ePHOTOzine members the chance to save 15% when purchasing Landscape Pro.

  • ePHOTOzine Daily Competition Challenge Winners Week 2 April 2021
    on 20th April 2021 at 9:47 am

    Find out who has won a 32GB MicroSD card with SD adapter courtesy of Samsung in our latest Daily competition challenges.

  • Blooming great: RHS garden photo winners announced, this year’s contest now open
    by Geoff Harris on 20th April 2021 at 8:00 am

    Check out the diverse winners in the RHS garden/horticultural photography exhibition - entries now open for the 21/22 competition

  • Nikon releases firmware updates for all six of its Z series mirrorless cameras
    on 20th April 2021 at 4:01 am

    Nikon has announced it will release firmware updates for its entire line of Z series mirrorless cameras on April 26, including updates the Z50, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II and Z7 II. Although not major, the respective firmware updates should do add new and improve upon existing features. Firmware version 2.10 for the Nikon Z50 and firmware version 3.30 for the Z6 and Z7 adds the ‘Save Focus Position’ option ‘that allows the current focus position to be saved when the camera is turned off and […]

  • Volcano for the People: Stunning visuals from Iceland's spectacular volcanic eruption
    on 19th April 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Following thousands of earthquakes beginning in February, the Fagradalsfjall volcano on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula erupted on March 19. Since then, the volcano has been erupting with new fissure vents opening, including a new one over this past weekend. Given the volcano's accessible location, thousands of people have visited the site and seen the eruption for themselves. Photographer and wildlife conservationist Donal Boyd and director and filmmaker Frank Nieuwenhuis created a short human […]

  • Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and inventor of the PDF, dies at 81
    on 19th April 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, who co-founded Adobe, a graphics and software publishing company, with John Warnock in 1982, died this past Friday at age 81 of cancer. Notably he was instrumental in developing the Portable Document Format technology, better known as PDFs. “This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in an email to the company's employees. Geschke was born on […]

  • Video: Shooting and vlogging with the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100
    on 19th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera designed specifically for vloggers and multimedia content creators. The G100 features a tracking audio system that works in conjunction with the camera's face detection system and a flip-out screen that, by default, engages several easy-to-use modes. In this video, editorial photographer and vlogger Robert Silver takes the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 out into the streets of San Fransisco, to see how this tiny Micro Four […]

  • NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter transmits back the first image of its historic inaugural flight on...
    on 19th April 2021 at 12:53 pm

    NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which hitched a ride on the bottom side of the Perserverance rover, has transmitted back the first image of its inaugural flight from April 19. The monochrome image […]

  • Black & White Staircase That Elevates A Classic Shot Wins 'Photo Of The Week'
    on 19th April 2021 at 11:13 am

    A mono, abstract shot of a staircase spiralling down out of view has been crowned ePHOTOzine's 'Photo of the Week'.

  • Cosina announces new 28mm F2 Ultron ‘Vintage Line’ lenses
    on 18th April 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Cosina has announced the release of the Voigtlander 28mm F2 Ultron Vintage Line lenses for Leica M mount camera systems. As with the other lenses in the growing Voigtlander Vintage Line series, the 28mm F2 Ultron lens seeks to combine modern optical performance in a vintage-looking package. The lens comes in two models: Type I and Type II. The only notable difference between the two is the design of the focus ring, which is a single lever on the Type I and a more thumb grip style notch on […]

  • Hands-on with the Sony FX3 cinema camera
    on 18th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Hands-on with the Sony FX3 cinema camera Sony's FX3 is the company's smallest entry for its cinema lineup of cameras, slotting in between the existing a7S III and larger FX6. We've already covered a lot of the deeper technical aspects of the camera, but that was before we'd had a chance to handle one ourselves. Now that we've got one, let's take a little tour of the camera and see how it handles: as expected, it's quite a bit different than your standard a7-series camera. After all, that's […]

  • Review: DJI's Air 2S is the ultimate consumer drone
    on 17th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Introduction Arriving just one year after its predecessor, the Mavic Air 2, the Air 2S is DJI's newest mid-range consumer drone. The new model sheds the familiar Mavic branding in favor of a shorter naming scheme, following the lead of DJI's Mini 2 model, but receives some significant upgrades in return. Most notably, the Air 2S features a camera with a 1"-type sensor – something that was previously exclusive to DJI models costing over $1,500. Whereas the Mavic Air 2 emphasized resolution […]

  • Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR sample gallery (DPReview TV)
    on 17th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    You've watched the video, now see the stills that Chris and Jordan took while reviewing a pre-production version of Fujifilm's brand new XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle lens. This lightweight lens, which is equivalent to 27mm on X-mount bodies, impressed our DPReview TV friends. Check out their photos to find out why. View DPReview TV's Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 gallery

  • Best gear for APOY Landscapes round: medium format film or digital?
    by Geoff Harris on 17th April 2021 at 10:54 am

    Tom Illsley, a medium-format film photographer, sees which he prefers for landscape work: a Pentax 645Z or a Fujifilm GFX 50S. Read on for APOY inspiration

  • APOY round 4 is open: Landscapes
    by Geoff Harris on 17th April 2021 at 10:48 am

    Hot news - the landscape photography round of the world's biggest and best photo competition of its kind is now open...

  • Missing hiker rescued after Twitter user tracks him down using his last-sent photo
    on 16th April 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Photo via Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A photo may very well have saved a missing hiker's life this week. 46-year-old hiker Rene Compean was reported missing near Mount Waterman in southern California on Monday evening. After disseminating a photo online that Compean had sent to a friend earlier on Monday, authorities located Compean on Tuesday. While hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains, located about 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Rene Compean realized he was lost. His […]

  • Gudsen updates Moza Slypod Pro electric monopod arm with longer reach, better battery
    on 16th April 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Gimbal manufacturer Gudsen has updated its Moza Slypod electronic monopod, adding a longer extension, faster motion and better battery life. The Moza Slypod Pro is essentially a motor-driven monopod that allows videographers to create smooth slider and jib-style camera movements using automatically extending telescopic tubes. The Slypod Pro can be controlled via the Moza App to extend the telescopic tubes at a given pace to allow mounted cameras to slide across the scene, towards or away from […]

  • Slideshow: Large format film portrait series wins Sony World Photography Awards
    on 16th April 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Sony World Photography Awards A British photographer shooting on an 8x10" film camera has scooped the $25,000 top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards. Craig Easton won the professional section of the contest with a series of pictures that sets out to challenge the simplistic way in which places that have a diverse population are represented in the media. The black and white series shows a wide range of people from, and views of, a district called Top Bank on the outskirts of […]