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  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Flagship Smartphone Range Announced With Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ & Galaxy S21...
    on 17th January 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Samsung has introduced its latest flagship line-up of smartphones with improved optical zoom, updated camera features and two telephoto lenses on the Galaxy S21 Ultra giving 3x and 10x optical zoom.

  • PortraitPro 21 January Sale - Save 50% Then Get An Extra 20% Off
    on 17th January 2021 at 1:15 pm

    PortraitPro are running a special offer for ePHOTOzine members where you can save 50% and then get a further 20% off with our exclusive code.

  • DPReview TV: High resolution mirrorless cameras compared
    on 16th January 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Which high resolution mirrorless camera is best for you? This week, we compare the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R to answer that question. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Ergonomics Displays Autofocus Video Battery life Image quality Price Final rankings

  • Save 69% On inPixio Photo Studio 10 Ultimate Software
    on 16th January 2021 at 10:00 am

    You can now buy inPixio's most popular photo editing software as a money-saving bundle where you can save 69% on the normal RRP.

  • Explore earth from the Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite and its onboard Canon 5D Mark III
    on 15th January 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Lead image: San Jose as captured by the Canon CE-SAT-1. Image courtesy of Canon. Click to enlarge. Canon didn't announce any new products at this year's CES, but the company is leveraging an older product to give people the chance to capture simulated photos from distinct perspectives. The Canon CE-SAT-1 satellite was launched into orbit in 2017 and via a new interactive experience, you can learn more about the satellite and explore different locations from over 300 miles (500km) above the […]

  • Nikon USA adds two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services offerings
    on 15th January 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Nikon has added two new paid tiers to its Nikon Professional Services (NPS) memberships, adding additional benefits if you’re willing to pay the price. The new Pro+ and Platinum+ plans include everything Nikon’s complimentary Pro plan offers while adding additional benefits, including equipment loans, gear checks, cleanings, discounts on repairs and more. Nikon’s complimentary Pro membership includes access to Nikon’s NPS support hotline, priority repairs, free return shipping on […]

  • Review: The Insta360 One R is a modular action camera with a 1"-type sensor
    on 15th January 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Insta360 ONE Rfrom $300 | Insta360 The Insta360 One R is a modular action and 360 camera that snaps together like Lego bricks. It allows users to choose between three cameras or mods, depending on the most important features. A '1-Inch Edition' ($550) uses a large 1"-type sensor, features a Leica-branded lens, and captures 5.3K video and 19MP images, a '360 Edition' ($430) captures 5.7K spherical video, and a '4K Edition' ($300) includes a 12MP sensor that shoots 4K video. The first […]

  • Film Fridays: Don't buy a Soviet camera before reading this
    on 15th January 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Photo: Paulo Moreira Considering getting your hands on a Soviet film camera? Good for you! There's quite a few quality options out there and many can be had for a reasonable price. But before you go and pull the trigger on a Zorki-3C rangefinder like the one above, we suggest reading the guide below from our pals at KosmoFoto. It covers everything from where to buy, what to look for, the most-popular models, repair advice, Leica 'look-alikes', and much much more. Even if you're not […]

  • New photo projects to try during lockdown
    by Geoff Harris on 15th January 2021 at 11:37 am

    Staying in during the lockdown doesn’t mean the creativity has to stop. Here are eight photo projects you can shoot from the comfort of your own home…

  • Sponsored: save big on the new PortraitPro
    by Geoff Harris on 15th January 2021 at 10:05 am

    Check out this great discount on a powerful and easy to use image editor for portraits, featuring a host of AI-powered tools

  • Fujifilm discontinues its Pro 400H color negative film in 35mm, 120 formats
    on 15th January 2021 at 5:20 am

    Fujifilm has announced it is discontinuing production of its Pro 400H color negative film in both 35mm and 120 formats. In a notice posted on the Pro 400H product page, Fujifilm says the ‘unique’ film is being discontinued due to issues with ‘procur[ing] the raw materials needed to produce Pro 400H film.’ It reads, in part: ‘FUJIFILM PRO 400H film is a unique product that is coated with a fourth layer – requiring specialized raw materials and chemicals. As it has become increasingly […]

  • Venus Optics confirms details of four new, ultra-fast ‘Argus’ F0.95 lenses for MFT, APS-C and...
    on 14th January 2021 at 8:22 pm

    The following information is no longer ‘Strictly Confidential,’ as we’ve been permitted to share it by a Venus Optics spokesperson. Venus Optics has announced the details of its new line of F0.95 Laowa Argus lenses, revealing the specifications of four ultra-fast manual lenses for an array of lens mounts. While there are four individual lenses, there are effectively three sub-series of Argus lenses for various imaging formats: MFT, APS-C and full-frame. Some background The release of […]

  • Samsung announces Galaxy S21 series, including 8K capable, 108MP Galaxy S21 Ultra
    on 14th January 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Samsung has announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The S21 and S21 Plus are essentially identical phones, save for their screen size and other minor differences. The S21 Ultra is designed to be not only the best phone in Samsung's diverse lineup of Android smartphones, but Samsung believes it's the best phone available. Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus The S21 and S21 Plus cost $800 and $1,000 respectively. This is $200 less than […]

  • Report: Apple may soon warn users if their camera was repaired using non-genuine components
    on 14th January 2021 at 4:40 pm

    According to a report from MacRumors, future versions of iOS could inform users when their devices are repaired using non-genuine camera components. Back in November 2020, not long after Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup was announced, repair website iFixit discovered reliable third-party repairs of camera components inside the new iPhone 12 devices will be all but impossible, due to needing a propriety piece of software. According to iFixit, as well as YouTuber Taylor Dixon, replacing the camera […]

  • Top-notch high-res mode: Panasonic Lumix S5 review update
    on 14th January 2021 at 3:34 pm

    We've been pressing on with our review of Panasonic's Lumix S5, and have put it in front of our studio scene to see what it can do. Spoiler alert, its JPEG engine and high-res mode are both really impressive.

  • Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)
    on 14th January 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Our team at DPReview TV recently published its review of the new Sony 35mm F1.4 GM lens. How good is it? Take a look at the photos they took while reviewing the camera and judge the image quality for yourself! View the Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

  • Can I still go out and take photos during the lockdown?
    by Geoff Harris on 14th January 2021 at 1:10 pm

    The current rules about what amateur and professional photographers can do during the current lockdown are not particularly clear - here is what is and isn't allowed as we understand it, with updates from the government

  • Save An Extra 20% On LandscapePro Software
    on 14th January 2021 at 11:26 am

    Improve your landscape shots from the comfort of your own home with the help of LandscapePro. Plus, save an extra 20% when you purchase the software this week.

  • New year, new start: how to make photography your career
    by Geoff Harris on 14th January 2021 at 11:15 am

    If you’re thinking of turning your passion into a profession when the restrictions lift, there’s a few things you ought to know first. Tracy Calder talks to three pros about transferable skills, giving something back, and knowing when to quit

  • Costco is shuttering all remaining in-store photo departments in Canada, US by February 14
    on 13th January 2021 at 7:07 pm

    American wholesale retailer Costco informed customers in an email sent earlier today that it will be closing all remaining photo centers inside of its U.S. and Canadian warehouses by February 14, 2021. In 2015, Costco started cutting back on its in-store photography departments when it announced it would no longer offer film development services. Then, in March 2019, Costco took it a step further and announced it would be closing a number of in-store photo departments due to insufficient […]

  • Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM
    on 13th January 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Hands-on with new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM It's been a long time coming, but Sony has finally announced a G Master series 35mm lens for its full-frame mirrorless system. The new FE 35mm F1.4 GM is Sony's 39th full-frame E-mount lens, and does not replace the older Zeiss-branded optic. It should and – spoiler alert – does outperform it in most respects, according to our testing. Click-through for a closer look at Sony's newest full-frame prime lens. Size and weight The Sony 35mm F1.4 G […]

  • These open-source medium format cameras are 3D-printed
    on 13th January 2021 at 5:21 pm

    In the last five years, Dora Goodman has gone from creating hand-crafted adornments and making modifications to existing classic cameras to offering original open-source, 3D-printed analog cameras. In 2016, PetaPixel interviewed Goodman about her incredible hand-crafted custom classic cameras. Since then, Goodman has moved toward open-source, 3D-printed analog cameras. On her website, you'll find a variety of creations from Goodman and her team, including the 3D-printed, customizable Goodman […]

  • Discover food photography during the lockdown
    by Geoff Harris on 13th January 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Why not give food photography a go during the lockdown? Top food pro and Nikon ambassador, Donna Crous, reveals some great tips for getting started at home

  • Sony reveals FE 35mm F1.4 GM
    by Andy Westlake on 13th January 2021 at 3:00 pm

    New optic is smaller, lighter and focuses closer than the five-year-old FE 35mm F1.4 ZA

  • Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery
    on 13th January 2021 at 3:00 pm

    We've been busy shooting around with Sony's brand-new, compact and lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 G Master lens and initial impressions are quite positive: It's extremely sharp wide open and across the frame, and the optical design controls ghosting, flaring and chromatic aberration with ease. Jump into our sample gallery and have a look for yourself. See our Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

  • Sony launches super-sharp, lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens
    on 13th January 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Sony has just launched the FE 35mm F1.4 GM, the 39th full-frame E-mount lens in the lineup. Users of Sony's mirrorless cameras have been able to use the FE Zeiss 35mm F1.4 for years, but this new lens is meant to improve on it; it's also smaller and lighter, coming in at 524g (1.16lb) to the Zeiss' 630g (1.39 lb). The Zeiss will remain on the market alongside the GM. The FE 35mm F1.4 GM comes with a complex optical formula of 14 elements in 10 groups, including two XA (extreme aspherical) […]

  • DPReview TV: Sony 35mm F1.4 GM review
    on 13th January 2021 at 3:00 pm

    The 35mm F1.4 GM brings one of photography's classic focal lengths to Sony's G Master series of lenses. How does it perform? According to Chris and Jordan, it's pretty darn good. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Compared to the Sony/Zeiss ZA 35mm F1.4 Design and build Autofocus and focus breathing Bokeh Chromatic aberration and flare Sharpness Who's it for? Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery from this episode

  • Sigma CEO confirms RF/Z mount lenses are a 'possibility,' estimates camera industry will stabilize...
    on 12th January 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, pictured at the CP+ 2019 show in Yokohama, Japan. Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki recently penned an article in the ICAN Management Review that confirms the Japanese company is looking at the ‘possibility’ of bringing Sigma lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z mount camera systems. In addition to the possibility of new lenses, he also notes Sigma estimates the overall decline of the photography industry will stabilize sometime this year and explains why Sigma will continue to […]

  • ViewSonic unveils new ColorPro monitors, including 32" 8K display aimed at photographers
    on 12th January 2021 at 7:21 pm

    ViewSonic has unveiled a wide array of monitors at this year's virtual CES 2021 show. Among the new monitors is the company's first 8K ColorPro monitor. The display has been designed for photographers demanding high resolution and wide color gamut coverage. The new 32" 8K ColorPro monitor, the VP3286-8K, has a native 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320) and displays 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. Connectivity features include Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort plus a USB hub. The monitor has a […]

  • How pro photographers are surviving lockdown: Ross Hoddinott
    by Geoff Harris on 12th January 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Welcome to our new series, where we find out how pro photographers in a range of genres have getting through these challenging times. First up is top landscape and nature photographer, Ross Hoddinott who admits to being puzzled by the travel rules...