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  • Tokina unveils the FíRIN 20mm F2.0 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount
    on 22nd February 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Well, that didn't take long. Less than 12 hours after Nokishita shared some leaked photos and specs of the unreleased lens, Tokina has officially announced its latest piece of Sony E-Mount glass: the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF. The new lens is only the second prime lens in the FíRIN series of lenses designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, and it's actually a followup to the first. The original FíRIN 20mm F2 FE was a manual focus lens, and the new AF version uses an identical […]

  • New Sony release cable enables dual-shooting with the RX0
    on 22nd February 2018 at 7:53 pm

    In addition to the new HVL-F60RM wireless flash, Sony also debuted a new release cable that might be of interest to owners of the company's ultra-compact DSC-RX0 sort-of action cam. The VMC-MM2 cable is Sony's "convenient dual-camera shooting solution" for users who want to shoot with their Sony ILC and RX0 at the same time. The cable is used to sync your Sony alpha (or Cyber-shot) camera up with an RX0 enable simultaneous photo/video capture using only the main camera’s release button. […]

  • Sony announces new flagship guide number 60 HVL-F60RM wireless flash
    on 22nd February 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Sony just released a new flagship radio-triggered wireless flash for its full-frame E-Mount cameras. The HVL-F60RM has a built in radio receiver, which means it can be triggered simply via a FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander attached to your E-mount body. It's a powerful unit with a guide number 60m at 200mm, ISO 100. The flash covers a zoom range of 20-200mm and promises to provide "uniform wide-range zoom coverage without shading with continuous shooting up to 220 flashes." The HVL-F60RM does […]

  • Leaked: Tokina to announce Opera 50mm F1.4 FF and FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lenses
    on 22nd February 2018 at 4:01 pm

    UPDATE: The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF has officially been released. Read our launch coverage here. It seems Tokina is preparing to release two new lenses at CP+, and thanks to some last-minute photo and spec leaks courtesy of Nokishita, we get a peek ahead of schedule. The leaked lenses are the Opera 50mm F1.4 FF for Canon EF and Nikon F mount, and the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF for Sony E-Mount. Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF According to the leaked specs, the Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF […]

  • Panasonic GX9 added to 'Best Cameras under $1000' buying guide
    on 22nd February 2018 at 1:00 pm

    We've added the Panasonic GX9 to this buying guide to to place its specifications and features in context, alongside its competition. When our full review is complete the camera will be considered for an award. […]

  • Pentax K-1 Owners Can Transform Their DSLR Into A Pentax K-1 Mark II
    on 22nd February 2018 at 10:41 am

    Pentax K-1 owners can have their camera turned into a K-1 Mark II for £450. […]

  • Third February Photo Month Winner Revealed
    on 22nd February 2018 at 10:35 am

    It's time to announce the third winner of a Nikon Keymission 170 camera in February's Photo Month. […]

  • 3 Nikon Cameras Win iF Design Awards
    on 22nd February 2018 at 10:12 am

    Two Nikon DSLRs and a compact camera have received an 'iF Design Award 2018'. […]

  • Tamron debuts telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras
    by Amy Davies on 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 am

    The new 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens will be available for full-frame DSLRs, such as the Nikon D850 or the Canon EOS 5D Mark IVTamron has unveiled a new telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLRs. Featuring a constant fast aperture of f/4, the lens …Continue reading » […]

  • Tamron reveals development of fast standard zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras
    by Amy Davies on 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 am

    The new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens will be made for full-frame mirrorless cameras, which so far are only manufactured by Sony.Tamron has announced it is developing a new high-speed standard zoom lens for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 28-75mm f/2.8 …Continue reading » […]

  • Tamron Announces The Development Of A High-Speed Standard Zoom
    on 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 am

    The 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD is a new lens for mirrorless camera formats. […]

  • Tamron Announce 70-210mm f/4 Lens
    on 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 am

    Tamron has announced a new 70-210mm compact telephoto zoom lens. […]

  • Tamron is working on a 28-75mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras
    on 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 am

    Tamron is working on a fast standard zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. Details are thin at this point, but the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD will offer a minimum focus distance of 19cm/7.5in at wide-angle, will measure 11.7cm/4.6in long and weigh in at 19.4oz/1.2lb. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An 'RXD' stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant. […]

  • Tamron announces 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD for full-frame DSLRs
    on 22nd February 2018 at 7:00 am

    Tamron is introducing a stabilized 70-210mm F4 tele-zoom for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The lens uses an internal zoom mechanism so that the overall length never changes as it's operated and a ring-type ultrasonic motor. It also offers moisture-resistance, up to 5 stops of stabilization and a close focusing distance of 0.95m/37.4in. The 70-210mm F4 includes 20 optical elements in 14 groups, including 3 low-dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The 70-210mm F4 is compatible […]

  • Pentax introduces new flagship full-frame K-1 Mark II DSLR
    by Amy Davies on 21st February 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Newest version of Pixel Shift Resolution System can now be used when shooting handheldRicoh Imaging has introduced an upgrade for its flagship Pentax DSLR range in the shape of the K-1 Mark II. […]

  • The Pentax K-1 Mark II Has Arrived & We Have Sample Photos To Share
    on 21st February 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The Pentax K-1 Mark II is the new flagship Pentax K series full-frame DSLR and with it comes 3 main upgrades. […]

  • Ricoh will let Pentax K-1 owners update their cameras to a Mark II for $550/£450/€500
    on 21st February 2018 at 10:00 pm

    For a limited time this summer, current Pentax K-1 owners will be able to send their cameras in for service, essentially upgrading them to a Mark II. The service will include a main circuit board swap, and the 'SR' logo on the front of the camera will be replaced with a Mark II logo. The upgraded circuit board will add all of the features introduced in the Mark II, such as shooting at up to ISO 819,200 and an updated Pixel Shift mode. The K-1 upgrade service will cost $550 US / $690 CAD and […]

  • Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know
    on 21st February 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know The Pentax K-1 was one of the most-anticipated cameras in recent memory. After many starts-and-stops, this full-frame DSLR finally arrived in 2016, much to the delight of Pentax photographers. It offered superb image quality from its 36MP CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization with several tricks up its sleeve, a unique (to say the least) articulating LCD and a body built like a tank. The K-1 Mark II carries all of that over, but improves […]

  • Pentax K-1 Mark II shoots up to ISO 819,200, offers updated Pixel Shift
    on 21st February 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Almost exactly two years after its predecessor's introduction, Ricoh is debuting the Pentax K-1 Mark II. It's the company's latest full-frame DSLR and uses the same AA-filterless 36.4MP sensor used by the Mark I, but adds a new 'accelerator' to the imaging pipeline. This addition makes it possible to shoot at up to ISO 819,200, according to Ricoh. The company also says updated image processing parameters offer better color reproduction, especially blues and greens. The K-1 II's Pixel Shift […]

  • Panasonic unveils 'industry-first' 8K organic image sensor with global shutter
    on 21st February 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Panasonic has developed an 8K image sensor capable of shooting 60p video, with wide dynamic range and global shutter. The latter removes the 'rolling shutter' effect from stills and video. The sensor combines an organic photosensitive film that sits atop CMOS circuitry, circumventing one of the biggest problems with traditional global shutter CMOS chips: co-located photosensitive and charge storage areas that compete with one another for space within the surface area of each pixel. This allows […]

  • The Chroma is a lightweight, affordable, easy-to-use 5x4 field camera
    on 21st February 2018 at 4:57 pm

    A UK photographer and custom-built camera maker has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new 5x4-inch field camera that he intends to be lightweight, easy-to-use, unique, affordable and upgradable... as well as a bit funky. To that end, the Chroma will be made from brightly colored sheets of acrylic, laser-cut for accuracy. Steve Lloyd has spent fifteen years creating custom cameras as one-offs, but decided to make a production 5x4 camera using modern materials and technologies. The […]

  • Associated Press photographer's video shows 'travel photographers' staging photos
    on 21st February 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Last month, Associated Press photographer A. M. Ahad shared a video on Facebook that shows something disappointing... if not terribly surprising. His video, captured at a train station in Bangladesh, shows photographers shooting staged images of a boy who is posing out a train window as if in prayer. Ahad criticized the photographers' actions, saying such staging is used in an effort to capture award-winning images at the expense of professional etiquette. Speaking with PetaPixel, Ahad […]

  • Really Right Stuff is moving from California to Utah to escape rising costs
    on 21st February 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Camera accessories company Really Right Stuff (RRS) has announced that it will be moving both its headquarters and its manufacturing operations to Lehi, Utah, where it will have access to a building that is 2.5 times larger than its current location. The company points toward increasing costs in California, where it is presently located, as the reason for the move. "We love beautiful San Luis Obispo, but our employees can’t afford to buy a home," RRS CEO Joseph M. Johnson explained in a […]

  • Fujifilm interview: 'We want the X-H1 to be friendly for DSLR users'
    on 21st February 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Fujifilm's new X-H1 sits above the X-T2 in the company's X-series APS-C lineup. As well as offering several enhancements in its core stills photography feature set, the X-H1 also brings high-end 4K video capture with up to 200Mbps capture and 5-axis in-body stabilization. At the X-H1's launch in Los Angeles last week, we sat down with the camera's product manager, Jun Watanabe, to get a detailed look at the new camera. The following interview has been edited for clarity and flow. Jun Watanabe […]

  • APOY 2017: Interview with winner Henrik Spranz
    by Amateur Photographer on 21st February 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017, Henrik Spranz, talks to AP about what it takes to come out on topRound 3 (49 points). The pastel colours and the light behind the black-veined white butterflies really makes this shot. Credit: Henrik SpranzAmateur Photographer of the Year 2017, Henrik Spranz, talks to AP about what it takes to come out on to […]

  • Joel Meyerowitz masterclass launches new “Masters of Photography” series
    by Amy Davies on 21st February 2018 at 12:37 pm

    First in a series of online workshops with some of the world’s best photographers, giving unprecedented access to how the “Masters” work. Joel Meyerowitz leads the first online masterclass from "Masters of Photography"A new series of online masterclasses has been announced, with the first photographer to be featured, the acclaimed Joel Meyerowitz. …Continue reading » […]

  • 20 Lightroom tips: Speedy photo fixes for every shot
    by Amateur Photographer on 21st February 2018 at 11:30 am

    Discover how to correct all manner of photo problems with these essential Lightroom techniques. James Paterson explains all.Discover how to correct all manner of photo problems with these essential Lightroom techniques. James Paterson explains a […]

  • This strange gadget literally shocks you into taking 'better' photos
    on 20th February 2018 at 8:01 pm

    A new project called Prosthetic Photographer involves a very real gadget designed to zap humans into taking better images. The system was created by artist and designer Peter Buczkowski, and it works with both DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Using artificial intelligence, the device constantly scans for 'ideal' scenes and uses mild electric shocks to force/train the photographer to capture them. "The Prosthetic Photographer enables anybody to unwillingly take beautiful pictures," Buczkowski […]

  • Drone may have caused helicopter crash in South Carolina
    on 20th February 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Officials are investigating whether a recent helicopter crash near Charleston, South Carolina, was caused by a civilian drone operated nearby. The accident, which happened last Wednesday, involved a Robinson Helicopter Co. R22 helicopter carrying an instructor pilot and student. The two are reporting that a small UAV flew directly in their path, forcing the instructor to perform evasive action. That evasive action, unfortunately, caused the helicopter's tail to hit a tree, which sent the […]

  • Lensrentals tears down the Sony a7R III in search of better weather sealing
    on 20th February 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Our good friend Roger Cicala over at Lensrentals finally got around to tearing down the Sony a7R III, to see if Sony was being honest when it claimed the newest a7R was much better weather sealed than its predecessor. The results? Well, it's a "good news, bad news" situation. Yes, Sony was being truthful... but it screwed up in one major place. You can see the full teardown over on the Lensrentals blog—Roger tears the thing all the way down, even giving us a great look a the IBIS system […]