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  • Google One cloud storage plans launch publicly for customers in the US
    on 17th August 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Earlier this year, Google introduced its new cloud storage service Google One, replacing its Google Drive plans with new alternatives offering more storage at the same price. The company started converting its existing Google Drive paid customers over to Google One, upgrading the original 1TB $9.99/month plan to a greater 2TB capacity at the same rate. Google One wasn't available to new customers at the time, but that has changed. Anyone in the United States can now sign up for Google One, […]

  • Brian May talks about major new stereo photography book
    by Geoff Harris on 17th August 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Brian May is assured of a place in the modern musical pantheon as a true guitar pioneer, and he continues to celebrate Queen's heritage on regular global tours. But he's also a man of many other talents and interests, with stereoscopic photography, both past and present, being a particular passion. Together with his mentor, Professor Roger Taylor, he talks to Geoff Harris about an exciting new book project. Brian’s London Stereoscopic Company has recently republished a book on the […]

  • DJI teases August 23 launch event, new drone in new video
    on 17th August 2018 at 1:51 pm

    DJI has published a video on its YouTube channel teasing a new product due out August 23, 2018. No specific details are shared, but at the very beginning of the video, we catch a glimpse of what appears to be an on/off button of a drone. After the short clip of what looks like the body of a drone, the narrator of the video says: For more than a decade we've taken the dimension of space to give you the freedom of flight. But did you think we'd stop there? Let us take you beyond the horizon […]

  • A wildlife photographer's perspective on the Sony a9
    on 17th August 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Aaron Baggenstos is a veteran wildlife photographer and, until recently, almost exclusively a Nikon shooter. For a recent trip to the Alaskan wilderness, he left his D5 at home and instead took the Sony a9. He quickly found the a9 to be more than up to the task, as he details in the video below. While it's easy to dismiss him as overly enthusiastic at times, it's certainly tough to argue with the stunning images he was able to capture. See what he thought of the a9 in his video review below, […]

  • Second August Photo Month Winner Announced
    on 17th August 2018 at 10:23 am

    It's time to announce the second winner of August's Photo Month competition. […]

  • Win A Manfrotto BeFree Tripod & Bag In August's Competition!
    on 17th August 2018 at 10:00 am

    This month you can win a Manfrotto tripod and bag in the August 'Holiday' competition! […]

  • Vintage Collapsible Background From Lastolite
    on 17th August 2018 at 9:03 am

    The Tobacco/Olive background is the latest addition to the newly introduced range of Lastolite Vintage Collapsible Backgrounds. […]

  • Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter Hasselblad X1D-50c Can Now Be Used With V System Lenses
    on 17th August 2018 at 8:46 am

    A lens adapter for the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera is now available from Hasselblad. […]

  • The Lexar brand makes a return
    on 16th August 2018 at 6:47 pm

    The Lexar brand was one of the victims of consolidation in the market for memory solutions when parent company Micron pulled the plug in June 2017, announcing it was going to discontinue the brand. A couple of months later Chinese flash memory giant Longsys acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights but we have not seen any new Lexar product announcements or other market activity since then. Now we have some news, however. Longsys has announced that Lexar will be back "in full production" […]

  • Hasselblad releases pricing for XV mount adapter
    on 16th August 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Owners of V-mount Hasselblad lenses will now be able to use their modern and historic glass on the front of the Hasselblad X1D. The XV adapter hinted at late last year has now been officially announced and will cost €199 / $249 / £179.This adapter opens the X1D system to over sixty lenses that go back to the beginning of the Hasselblad square format and right up to the beginning of the H system, while the XH adapter allows the fitting of lenses up to the current day. With the XPan […]

  • Getting up close and personal with sharks
    by Amy Davies on 16th August 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Photographer Harry Skeggs recently spent some time photographing underwater in the Bahamas. Here he tells us more about his latest project. Getting face to face with a shark is unlikely to be everyone’s idea of a good time – but for …Continue reading » […]

  • Magnum Photos partners with Scottish distillery to release limited-edition whisky
    on 16th August 2018 at 2:00 pm

    To celebrate the construction of a new $178 million distillery, Scottish whisky distillery Macallan has partnered with the international photo cooperative Magnum Photos and six of its photographers to create the Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition. The limited-edition box-set includes input and images from some of Magnum's most well-known photographers, including Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth. Inside the vibrant […]

  • App-based camera triggers: Alpine Labs Spark vs Miops Mobile Dongle
    on 16th August 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction From left, the Alpine Labs Spark and the Miops Mobile Dongle. Finger. Shutter button. Click. Next. That sequence is so ingrained in our idea of “taking a photo” that it’s pure muscle memory. Many situations call for more than just the press of a finger to capture a shot, though, which is where remote triggers come in. Plenty of us have a remote release cable buried in our camera bags that activates the shutter from a foot or two away. But what about when you want […]

  • Wellcome international photography competition seeks health and medicine images
    on 16th August 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Main image: Anne-Katrin Purkiss, Wellcome Image Award winner 2009. Wellcome, a charitable foundation based in the UK, has launched a new international photography competition seeking images related to health, medicine, and science. Called the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019, the competition is open to submissions until December 17, 2018, with winners announced on July 3, 2019. The photography competition seeks "pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues […]

  • New Nikon teaser hints at 'Noct-Nikkor' lens for mirrorless
    on 16th August 2018 at 4:22 am

    Nikon's series of video teasers continues with a look at some classic Nikkor glass and an unmarked lens at the end of the video. Astute readers may notice that the first lens shown is a Noct-Nikkor 58mm F1.2 - one of Nikon's most famous manual focus lenses, made in limited numbers for about 20 years from the 1970s before being discontinued in the late 90s. Beloved by fans of low-light photography (and, inevitably, collectors), the rare Noct-Nikkor is hard to find, and good copies sell for very […]

  • Kodak Alaris begins shipping Ektachrome film to select photographers for testing
    on 15th August 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Kodak via Instagram During CES 2017, Kodak Alaris announced plans to resurrect its Ektachrome film, which was discontinued in 2012. Though the first batch of film isn't available to purchase yet, Kodak released sample images shot on the new Ektachrome in June, and now it has started shipping test film to select photographers. Images and videos of the new Ektachrome film have surfaced on Kodak's Instagram page, where it points toward its beta film test team. One video by @benjhaisch shows a […]

  • Video: How Nikon tests its D850 DSLR against the elements
    on 15th August 2018 at 6:15 pm

    If you're sensitive to gore, you might want to turn your head. Nikon Asia has published a video on its YouTube channel that dives into the brutal depths the company goes to in order to test the ruggedness of its DSLR cameras — specifically the Nikon D850. In the two-minute video, Nikon ambassadors and workers detail the amount of thought, research and methods that go into practically testing how its cameras will handle tough environments. Although there are plenty of automated tests going […]

  • Sony claims top spot in full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, launches 'Be Alpha' campaign
    on 15th August 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In a press release issued this morning, Sony announced it has sold more full-frame cameras than any other brand in the US over the past six months, measured both by units sold and by value. Perhaps more impressively, the company is also celebrating occupying the top position in the overall mirrorless market, a spot it has owned for the past six years thanks to the huge success of the a6000, as well as sales of the a7 series. That's all good news for Sony, yes, but it's probably no coincidence […]

  • Review: the GoPro Fusion is a different kind of action camera
    on 15th August 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction to the Fusion and OverCapture The GoPro Fusion ships with an extendable selfie stick that doubles as a small tripod. GoPro may have jump started the action camera market, but the Fusion is different than all the GoPros that came before it: it's a true 360 camera. Instead of using a single forward-facing lens, its two ultra-wide angle lenses capture a full 360 spherical image of everything around it. Unlike most 360 cameras, the Fusion is designed to create both spherical and […]

  • People Are Fighting Over The Best Selfie Spots
    on 15th August 2018 at 11:44 am

    Tourists at the Trevi fountain got into a fight after wanting to stand in the same spot to take a selfie. […]

  • Lexar Are Back In Business
    on 15th August 2018 at 11:08 am

    Lexar memory cards are, once again, in full production and shipping globally. […]

  • Cafe Art photography project extends to Brighton & Hove as local homeless capture their view of...
    by Nigel Atherton on 15th August 2018 at 11:00 am

    This year, for the first time, Café Art – a London-based organisation that connects homeless people with the wider community through art – launched in Brighton and Hove. Around 100 people affected by homelessness were given Fujifilm single use cameras and asked to document what Brighton and Hove means to them. The images were assessed by a panel of judges (including AP Editor Nigel Atherton) as well as a public vote, …Continue reading » […]

  • New Range Of 2.18m Wide Colorama Seamless Background Paper
    on 15th August 2018 at 10:50 am

    Colorama has launched its background paper in a brand-new size and it will be available in 10 colours. […]

  • EISA 2018-2019 Photography Award Winners
    on 15th August 2018 at 9:53 am

    The EISA panel has chosen its 2018-2019 winners and quite a few familiar names are on the photography category award list. […]

  • Sony A7 III wins EISA Camera of the Year 2018-19
    by Geoff Harris on 14th August 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The Expert Imaging and Sound Association reveals the cameras, lenses and accessories that have scooped a prestigious EISA Award The Sony A7 III  has been voted the Camera of the Year in the 2018-2019 EISA Awards.  It was won …Continue reading » […]

  • Yuneec Mantis Q 4K camera drone offers voice control and 33 minute flight time
    on 14th August 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Yuneec has introduced the Mantis Q, a consumer drone with an integrated 4K camera, electronic image stabilization and voice control. The model is designed for both outdoor and indoor use, utilizing down-facing dual sensor alongside infrared detection to navigation inside buildings. Mantis Q includes a controller with a smartphone mount in addition to the voice control. Yuneec Mantis Q is small and lightweight at 16.7 x 9.7 x 5.6cm / 6.6 x 3.8 x 2.2in when folded; it weights of 0.5kg / 1lb. The […]

  • 3 Legged Thing launches the affordable Patti tripod
    on 14th August 2018 at 6:13 pm

    British manufacturer 3 Legged Thing today launched a new affordable tripod. Despite an entry-level price point of $120, the company says its new Patti offers the same quality and versatility as the more expensive models in its Punks range. A maximum payload of 10kg (22lbs) should be more than enough for most smaller DSLRs and mirrorless setups, and its ABS plastic flip leg locks instead of the more expensive models' twist lock systems help keep the price down. The legs are made from aircraft […]

  • Hidden gems of Japan: Tokyo and beyond with the Canon EOS M50
    on 14th August 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Alex T. Thomas and Kathryn Bingham are photographers, friends and Tokyo residents who have been studying the language and exploring Japan for the past four years. They're interested in relics of the country's ancient past, exquisite Showa-era bathhouses called sentōs, elaborately-appointed roadside rest stops and everything in between. On a recent trip from bustling Tokyo to the peaceful riverside town of Gujo Hachiman, the pair each brought along the Canon EOS M50. Take a look at the […]

  • More detail on Samsung Galaxy S10 triple camera setup revealed
    on 13th August 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Last week, Samsung revealed its latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9. The Note 9's camera hardware is identical to last year's Galaxy S9 Plus dual-camera, but we've already seen rumors of the 2019 Galaxy S10 Plus featuring a triple-camera. Next year's flagship is likely to be the first smartphone to combine a super-wide-angle and a tele-lens with the primary camera. The super-wide-angle is expected to come with a 123-degree angle of view, and the tele lens with a 3x magnification, […]

  • Net SE, parent company for Meyer Optik, others files for bankruptcy
    on 13th August 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Net SE, the company behind Oprema Jena, Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee and A. Schacht products has been removed from the German stock exchange and has subsequently filed for insolvency. According to documents on Net SE's website, the de-listing occurred on July 2nd, 2018. Roughly two weeks later, on July 17th, 2018, the company filed for bankruptcy. An exact cause for the filings isn't mentioned, but on multiple Kickstarters (1, 2, 3, 4) for various lenses manufactured […]