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  • Leica continues compacts with D-Lux 8 featuring four thirds type sensor
    on 23rd May 2024 at 3:19 pm

    Image: Leica Leica has announced that it will introduce the D-Lux8 premium compact camera on July 2nd, showing a continued commitment to compacts.Recent Videos The company hasn't issued full specs yet, but the D-Lux8 appears to be an updated D-Lux7 with both physical styling cues and an updated menu system that more closely resemble the Q3 fixed-lens full frame model. Buy now:$1595 at B&H Photo$1595 at Adorama Image: Leica Like its predecessors, the D-Lux8 shares most of its […]

  • Save £300 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra this bank holiday weekend!
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 23rd May 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Get up to £300 on Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones - as well as the Samsung Galaxy Flip5, Samsung Galaxy A55 and more. The post Save £300 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra this bank holiday weekend! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Get a new Leica camera for less
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 23rd May 2024 at 3:03 pm

    The Leica D-Lux 8 is an exciting competitor to the immensely popular Fujifilm X100VI - at a slightly cheaper price The post Get a new Leica camera for less appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Best Fujifilm cameras to buy in 2024
    by Sam Kieldsen on 23rd May 2024 at 2:45 pm

    The best Fujifilm cameras are sublime for photography and video alike. Sam Kieldsen and the AP team select the best we've tested. The post Best Fujifilm cameras to buy in 2024 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Complete guide to Macro Photography – create great macro photos
    by Joshua Waller on 23rd May 2024 at 2:20 pm

    Beginners guide to macro photography – what is it and how do you shoot great macro photos? Here is what you need to know. The post Complete guide to Macro Photography – create great macro photos appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Panasonic S9 first-look video and preview samples
    on 23rd May 2024 at 1:54 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. We had the opportunity to use the new Panasonic S9 for several days at Panasonic's Lumix Summit in Osaka, Japan. In this short video, we take a closer look at the camera, who it's designed for, and the philosophy behind its LUT-based workflow.Recent Videos If you're curious about how the camera performs for photography, check out our pre-production sample gallery from Japan. As always, all the Raw files are available […]

  • The 10 best AI photo editing tools
    by James Paterson on 23rd May 2024 at 11:38 am

    Learn about the AI tools for photo editing in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. James Paterson is your guide The post The 10 best AI photo editing tools appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Our favorite bird pictures: DPReview Editors' Challenge results
    on 23rd May 2024 at 9:00 am

    DPReview Editors' Challenge results A few weeks ago, we issued a challenge to the DPReview community to show us your best bird photos in honor of World Migratory Bird Day. Over 270 of you submitted images of birds in flight, at home, hunting for dinner and more. We love seeing your work! Thanks to everyone who submitted. We couldn't call out every image we liked and tried to restrain ourselves to our favorite baker's dozen (in no particular order). If you don't see your work here today, […]

  • Get consistent colours, every time
    by AP Staff on 22nd May 2024 at 2:15 pm

    Getting accurate and consistent colours is crucial with both video and stills - here's how Datacolor makes it easy, with an exclusive offer, too The post Get consistent colours, every time appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Best Olympus camera (best OM System camera) in 2024
    by Claire Gillo on 22nd May 2024 at 2:10 pm

    We help you find the best Olympus camera or OM-System camera for your style of shooting, with options for travel, wildlife, video and more. The post Best Olympus camera (best OM System camera) in 2024 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Panasonic announces 26mm F8 body-cap manual lens and trails 18-40mm
    on 22nd May 2024 at 2:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Image: Panasonic Alongside the S9 social media camera, Panasonic has announced the 26mm F8, a manual focus, fixed aperture lens for the L-mount system. It's also said it will release a compact 18-40mm F4.5-6.3 zoom lens for L-mount "soon."Recent Videos The company refers to the 18mm-deep (0.71") lens as a "pancake" lens, but its stripped-back feature set reminds us more of Olympus's 15mm F8 "body cap" lens for […]

  • Panasonic launches Lumix S9 full-frame hybrid camera
    by Andy Westlake on 22nd May 2024 at 2:00 pm

    New compact-sized full-frame L-mount camera is designed for 'content creators on the go' The post Panasonic launches Lumix S9 full-frame hybrid camera appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Compact Panasonic Lumix S 18-40mm F4.5-6.3 kit zoom coming
    by Andy Westlake on 22nd May 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Small zoom should be perfect match to the Lumix S9 The post Compact Panasonic Lumix S 18-40mm F4.5-6.3 kit zoom coming appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Panasonic S9 initial review
    on 22nd May 2024 at 2:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Sample galleryThis widget is not optimized for RSS feed readers. Please open this article's permalink in a browser to view this content. Product images by Dale Baskin/Mitchell Clark The Panasonic Lumix S9 is the newest addition to Panasonic's line of full-frame mirrorless cameras, though it differs considerably from previous models. It's the first in the series to diverge from the traditional DSLR form factor. […]

  • Panasonic announces Lumix S 26mm F8 pancake prime
    by Andy Westlake on 22nd May 2024 at 2:00 pm

    L-mount prime is just 18.1mm long and 58g, but manual focus only The post Panasonic announces Lumix S 26mm F8 pancake prime appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • 2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year winners announced
    on 22nd May 2024 at 5:03 am

    2024 Milky Way Photographer of the Year winners The photo tour operator Capture the Atlas has announced the winners for the seventh iteration of its Milky Way astrophotography competition. This year, the competition received 5000 entries and recognized 25 photographers working in 15 countries, from the deserts of Jordan and Oman to the landscapes of Patagonia, Australia, and other locales. Photographers captured our galaxy amid glaciers, volcanos, deserts and cities, juxtaposing the hazy […]

  • Adobe updates Lightroom with 'generative remove' and lens blur tools
    on 21st May 2024 at 6:40 pm

    With 'Generative Remove,' Lightroom users can highlight an area they want to remove, such as this person in the background, and then let Lightroom fill in that space with what it thinks should go there. Image credit: Adobe Adobe announced several updates to Lightroom today. Adobe Firefly, first announced in March 2023 as a beta for Photoshop users, is a generative AI tool for editing, altering and producing generative AI images. It's now coming to all versions of Lightroom.Recent Videos […]

  • Sony a9 III in-depth review
    on 21st May 2024 at 3:34 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Sample galleryThis widget is not optimized for RSS feed readers. Please open this article's permalink in a browser to view this content. 91%Overall scoreJump to conclusion Product photos: Richard Butler The Sony a9 III is the company's latest high-speed pro sports camera. It features a Stacked CMOS sensor capable of shooting at 120 fps and able to capture all its pixels' data simultaneously: the long hoped-for […]

  • Question of the week: if you could pick one lens, and only one, what would it be?
    on 20th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Every week, we ask newsletter subscribers a question about gear, creativity or life. We recently asked readers: If you could only pick one lens for the rest of your life (yes, only one), what would it be and why?Recent Videos We got some insightful, unusual and snarky responses to the prompt. The idea of having a single lens for everything you'd ever want to do is challenging, but that's also what makes it a fun debate. Here are three of our favorite responses: 1. Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4.0 […]

  • Fujifilm XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR sample gallery
    on 19th May 2024 at 2:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission.Recent Videos The Fujinon XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR is Fujifilm's second-generation premium kit zoom, swapping a bit of reach for a wider range at the opposite end. It loses image stabilization but shifts to a lighter, weather-resistant internal zoom design. And, while it loses about half a stop of brightness at the long end, it gains faster focus and the promise of better performance in front of the the 40MP sensor […]

  • A nature photography tour of Madagascar, Part 3: Kirindy Forest
    on 18th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    In the last two articles in this series, I wrote about my visits to Andasibe National Park, where I photographed lemurs and chameleons, and Tsingy Rouge National Park, where I saw beautiful erosion-formed formations. This time, I'd like to write about my visit to Kirindy Forest. A Verreaux's Sifaka, my favorite lemur species in Kirindy, feeding in a tree. The eyes on some of these lemur species are incredible. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3150mm, 1/1000 sec, F6.3, ISO 800 […]

  • DPReview Rewind: the birth of the Canon EOS D30, its first 'home grown' DSLR
    on 17th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. In the early days of digital, cameras were big, bulky, expensive and mostly out of reach for people unwilling to shell out professional-level MSRPs. Then came the Canon EOS D30, a landmark camera that introduced a slew of film photographers to digital, inspiring photojournalists to give up high-end film cameras and a new generation of wedding photographers, portraits and landscape artists to dip into the DSLR […]

  • Sigma announces 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II for Sony E and Leica L mounts
    on 16th May 2024 at 12:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Image: Sigma Sigma has announced the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II, a second-generation, mirrorless-only fast standard zoom lens as part of its Art series of premium optics.Recent Videos The new lens is a fraction smaller and around 10% lighter than the existing lens. And while a 19 element, 15 group design with 6 fluorite-like FLD elements and 2 SLD elements might sound familiar, the use of five aspheric elements, […]

  • Fujifilm creates GFX 100S II, $5000 compact medium format camera
    on 16th May 2024 at 6:00 am

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Photo: Fujifilm Fujifilm has announced the GFX 100S II, a faster version of its $5000 GFX model with a nicer viewfinder, subject recognition AF, pixel shift high-res mode, enhanced video capture tools and uprated image stabilization.Recent Videos Fujifilm says the sensor isn't the higher-speed chip included in the more expensive GFX 100II, but it's still been able to squeeze up to 7fps shooting out of the S II, […]

  • Fujifilm announces 500mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR tele for medium format
    on 16th May 2024 at 6:00 am

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Photo: Fujifilm Fujifilm has announced the GF500mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR, a relatively lightweight, compact super-tele prime for its GFX medium format system.Recent Videos The 500mm delivers a 396mm equivalent angle of view in a lens that's 247mm (9.4") long and weighs 1,375g (3.03 lbs). It has built-in image stabilization rated to give up to 6.0EV of correction. Buy now:$3499 at B&H Photo$3499 at Adorama The […]

  • Fujifilm joins C2PA and CAI content authentication organizations
    on 16th May 2024 at 6:00 am

    Tucked away at the bottom of Fujifilm's GFX 100S II press release is the news that Fujifilm has joined both the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) and the Content Authentication Initiative (CAI).Recent Videos The two organizations are, respectively, a group developing the specifications and standards around "content credentials," the metadata requires to provide proof and traceability of photo and video creation, and a group of companies working to promote the adoption of […]

  • Fujifilm X-T50 initial review: mid-range X-T goes steady
    on 16th May 2024 at 6:00 am

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Sample galleryThis widget is not optimized for RSS feed readers. Please open this article's permalink in a browser to view this content. Product images by Richard Butler The Fujifilm X-T50 is a classically-styled mid-level APS-C mirrorless camera. It's built around the 40MP X-Trans sensor used by the X-T5 and X-H2, and gains image stabilization.Recent Videos It also gains the majority of the X-T5's features in […]

  • Fujifilm updates one of our favorite kit zooms with 16-50mm F2.8-4.8
    on 16th May 2024 at 6:00 am

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Image: Fujifilm Fujifilm has released the XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR, a replacement for one of our favorite kit zoom options, the Fujinon 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS.Recent Videos The new lens loses a little at the long end, and becomes approximately half a stop darker, but now expands out to 16mm, meaning it gives an appreciably wider 24mm equivalent wide angle-of-view, rather than 28mm equiv. Buy now:$699 at […]

  • Canon announces EOS R1 development [Updated]
    on 15th May 2024 at 11:05 pm

    Image: Canon Canon has announced it is developing the EOS R1, which it describes as the "first flagship model for [the] EOS R system."Recent Videos It would be consistent with the company's previous development cycles to deliver a pro sports flagship in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics, so it doesn't come as a complete surprise. The company has tried to avoid using the word 'flagship' in reference to its current EOS R3 high-speed model, meaning this will be the first model to explicitly […]

  • Sigma 15mm F1.4 Diagonal Fisheye sample gallery: Night photography in the sub-arctic
    on 15th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission.Recent Videos In late February, Sigma surprised us by announcing its 15mm F1.4 DG DN Diagonal Fisheye lens, an optic squarely aimed at astrophotography. Sensing an opportunity, we put the lens into the hands of José Francisco Salgado, a professional astrophotographer, just in time for a photography trip to the Canadian sub-arctic to shoot the aurora borealis. An important note about these sample photos: When shooting […]