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  • Speedmaster 65mm and 85mm fast primes for Fujifilm GFX on the way
    on 25th April 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Chinese manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has shown of a pair of manual focus prime lenses for Fujifilm's medium format GFX 50S at a tradeshow at Beijing. The lenses are currently the fastest yet announced for GF mount. The new lens is a Speedmaster 65mm F1.4, which is exclusively designed for the GFX system. Details are scarce, other than what can be seen from photos of the lens. It has manual aperture and focus rings and supports 77mm filters. Mounted on the Fujifilm it will be […]

  • Novoflex ClassicBall ball heads can be mounted upside-down for level panoramas
    on 25th April 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Novoflex has launched a trio of new Classicball tripod ball heads that can be mounted upside-down for producing level panoramas. The new lineup is comprised of the CB 2, CB 3 II and CB 5 II models, each able to accommodate cameras and gear weighing up to 5kg/11lbs, 8kg/17lbs and 12kg/26lbs, respectively. All three models feature a leveling bubble built into the base of the mount. According to Novoflex, all three new Classicball models are compatible with all 'common' tripods, and each can […]

  • YI Technology announces consumer-level 360 live VR camera
    on 25th April 2017 at 5:48 pm

    YI Technology today announced the YI 360 VR consumer-level live VR camera. The new model is capable of capturing 360-degree spheric video footage at 5.7K resolution and 30 frames per second. It also offers 4K instant in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming. The camera weighs only six ounces and can be controlled via basic on-device controls or a mobile app. It uses a pair of 220-degree lenses and 12MP Sony IMX377 CMOS sensors to record video footage or 5.7K 360-degree still […]

  • Sekonic announces price and availability of 'groundbreaking' L-858D-U light meter
    on 25th April 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Light meter manufacturer Sekonic has announced that its new L-858D-U light meter is now available and priced at $599/£599. This new meter offers a number of firsts, including the ability to measure flash duration and to work in HSS mode. It can read out the duration of a burst of light as short as 1/55500 sec and work with shutter speeds as short as 1/16000s ec, both of which will be useful for those working with high-speed photography or trying to balance bright daylight with flash. […]

  • Nikon releases firmware update for 1 J5 mirrorless system camera
    on 25th April 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Nikon has released a firmware update for its 1 J5 mirrorless system camera. Version 1.01 only comes with one modification over version 1.0 and fixes an issue that prevented additional deletions after multiple shots had been deleted in succession from a single burst of pictures. The Nikon 1 J5 captures images on a 1" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and was originally announced in April 2015. If you own the camera you can check your current firmware version by selecting Firmware version in the Setup […]

  • Eschenbach Easter Competition Winner Announced
    on 25th April 2017 at 11:10 am

    Find out who's been chosen at random to win Eschenbach Arena 10x50 binoculars. […]

  • Panasonic TZ90 vs Canon SX730
    by Amy Davies on 25th April 2017 at 10:55 am

    Two travel compacts square off in the battle of the superzooms - but which will you be packing for your holiday?Two travel compacts square off in the battle of the superzooms - but which will you be packing for your holiday? […]

  • Panasonic TZ90 vs Panasonic TZ100
    by Amy Davies on 25th April 2017 at 10:53 am

    We help you decide between Panasonic’s two travel compact cameras; the Panasonic TZ100 and the TZ100.We help you decide between Panasonic’s two travel compact cameras; the Panasonic TZ100 and the TZ100. […]

  • New Season Of HIPA Instagram Photo Contest
    on 25th April 2017 at 10:40 am

    HIPA has announced a new season of the Instagram photo contest. […]

  • Here's how much it would actually cost a pro to switch from Canon to Sony
    on 25th April 2017 at 10:00 am

    Read on for a non-scientific look at the cost of switching from Canon to Sony. Note: you'll need a lot more cash than shown here. The Sony a9 is here and with the ability to shoot 20 fps with AF-C, it's likely to make a lot of sports photographers curious about switching to the Sony mirrorless system. We're already impressed as heck. After all, it is meant to face off directly with the Canon 1DX II and Nikon D5.  We've talked about the structural considerations that may prevent some […]

  • Scottish News Picture Guru Jeff Mitchell Captures The Moment - Again
    on 25th April 2017 at 9:36 am

    Getty Images photographer Jeff Mitchell has picked up 3 awards at the Picture Editors' Guild Awards. […]

  • Blackmagic Designs promises scopes for 4K Video Assist monitor/recorder
    on 25th April 2017 at 7:01 am

    Blackmagic designs has announced a variety of professional 'scopes' will be added to its Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder. In the meantime, the company has also added support for ten extra languages. Firmware v2.5, due in June, will add waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope and histogram options to the device. These can either be displayed on a black background, overlaid on top of the video feed or shown as picture-in-picture frames. Waveform, RGB parade and vectorscope are tools used by video […]

  • Quick Tips: Bracketing
    by Amateur Photographer on 25th April 2017 at 6:19 am

    The art of bracketing (shooting multiple versions of the same shot at different exposures) is nothing new to most photographers but, with more control options available than ever, it's becoming an increasingly useful toolWith a light-coloured subject use exposure compensation or bracketing to ensure a well-balanced shot. The art of bracketing (shooting multiple versions of the same shot at different exposures) is nothing new to most photographers but, with more control options available than […]

  • TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter
    on 24th April 2017 at 9:55 pm

    We've seen belt-mounted lens-holders before, but the TriLens from Swedish startup Frii Designs takes things to a new level. This holder lets you attach three lenses to a belt-worn device that is made of steel and fiber-reinforced nylon and can carry up to 100kg weight.  “There’s nothing worse than coming home from a photo shoot and realize that you’ve missed irreplaceable moments because you struggled with changing lenses, or that you simply were too lazy to go […]

  • Fujifilm X100T in black listed as discontinued on B&H Photo
    on 24th April 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Is it the beginning of the end for the Fujifilm X100T? The camera has been listed as discontinued on B&H Photo's website. This isn't the first time we've seen this camera show up on an online retailer's website as discontinued; Digital Rev showed it out of stock back in September 2016, though it currently lists one version the camera as 'in stock.' The B&H Photo listing shows only the black version of the X100T as discontinued, while the silver version is still available. In […]

  • SLR Magic introduces E-mount Cine 25mm F1.4
    on 24th April 2017 at 6:38 pm

    SLR Magic will be showing off a new prime for videographers at NAB: the Cine 25mm F1.4. Costing $400 and available at the end of May, the 25mm F1.4 will be available in E-mount and will be compatible with both APS-C and full-frame Sony cameras. The lens is a quite compact 78.4mm / 3.05in and weighs 520g / 18.34oz. A manually controlled aperture uses 13 blades. NAB attendees can take a look at the lens in person at SLR Magic's booth. Press Release: Hong Kong, China (April 24, 2017) - SLR Magic […]

  • Seagate and DJI launch Fly Drive, a 2TB external HDD with a built-in microSD card slot
    on 24th April 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Seagate and DJI have jointly announced the Seagate DJI Fly Drive, an external storage drive with up to a 2TB capacity, as well as a built-in microSD card slot. The new drive is targeted at camera drone operators specifically, enabling them to rapidly transfer content from the drone camera's microSD card onto the Seagate DJI Fly Drive. At 2TB, the Fly Drive is able to hold more than 60 hours of video recorded at 4K/30fps. According to the two companies, Fly Drive features a built-in UHS-II-rated […]

  • Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor
    on 24th April 2017 at 6:24 pm

    At NAB Dell announced its new UP2718Q UltraSharp 27 4K monitor, which is the company's first HDR10 display. This 27" monitor, which has earned UHD Alliance Premium Certification, has a peak brightness of 1000 nits (a unit for luminance). It covers 100% of the sRGB, Adobe RGB and REC 709 color spaces, plus 97.7% of DCI-P3 and 76.9% of REC2020. Dell says that each monitor is individually calibrated at the factory and, naturally, users can create their own color lookup tables using […]

  • Sennheiser launches waterproof action mic for GoPro Hero 4
    on 24th April 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Audio brand Sennheiser has announced a new microphone made specifically for the GoPro Hero 4 action camera. The company claims its MKE 2 elements is designed to withstand all that the GoPro camera can, and that it is even waterproof and can operate when submerged for up to 30 minutes. The microphone is built into a replacement back for the GoPro housing and is protected by a large screw-on wind shield. The microphone itself is mounted on a rubberised stalk to prevent the microphone rubbing […]

  • Attend The London Lens Show 2017 For Free
    on 24th April 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Wex Photographic's free London Lens Show is back, taking place in May. […]

  • Video: Keith Wilson on Remembering Rhinos
    by Hollie Latham Hucker on 24th April 2017 at 2:30 pm

    AP speaks to Keith Wilson, the editor of Remembering Elephants and Remember Rhinos, about the importance of photography when it comes to highlighting conservational issuesAP speaks to Keith Wilson, the editor of Remembering Elephants and Remember Rhinos, about the importance of photography when it comes to highlighting conservational issues […]

  • A peek behind the curtain of London’s Eel, Pie and Mash shops with Stuart Freedman
    by Liam Clifford on 24th April 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Documentary photographer Stuart Freedman is raising funds for his exploration of a London institution and his own rootsDocumentary photographer Stuart Freedman is raising funds for his exploration of a London institution and his own roots […]

  • Wex announces the London Lens Show 2017
    by Liam Clifford on 24th April 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Wex has announced its second London Lens Show, with the biggest and best of the photographic and pro-video industries - and AP will be thereWex has announced its second London Lens Show, with the biggest and best of the photographic and pro-video industries - and AP will be ther […]

  • Tranquil English Countryside Sunset Wins Photo of the Week
    on 24th April 2017 at 11:32 am

    A beautiful sunset capture of the Daymark tower in Dartmouth has won this week's Photo of the Week title on ePHOTOzine. […]

  • Photler Has Created A Travel Photography Notebook To Help You Plan Your Next Trip
    on 24th April 2017 at 10:48 am

    Photler has created a photography notebook, designed for those who love travel, that makes planning trips easier and much more fun. […]

  • ZEISS Introduce 10 Prime Lenses For Videographers
    on 24th April 2017 at 10:04 am

    ZEISS has introduced a new CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family over at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. […]

  • Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough
    on 24th April 2017 at 10:00 am

    The Sony a9 is an impressive looking camera. At 20 frames per second, it's able to shoot much faster than either of the professional sports cameras from the two big DSLR makers. The Sony is also smaller and lighter than these cameras (even with a battery grip added, to get nearer to matching their battery endurance), and has autofocus coverage across a much wider region of the frame than a DSLR AF system can offer. On top of this, it’s $1500 cheaper than Canon's EOS-1D X II and $2000 less […]

  • 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras
    on 24th April 2017 at 7:20 am

    The enthusiast compact market has exploded over the last couple of years, with several manufacturers offering a product with 1"-type sensors. Most of these cameras are small (and sometimes pocketable) and feature fast (but short) lenses. They also vary in terms of design, control points, video specs and whether they have an EVF, so you'll have some decisions to make. In this roundup, we'll try to help. Here are the cameras that we'll be covering in this article: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II […]

  • Book review: Ren Hang by Dian Hanson
    by Amateur Photographer on 24th April 2017 at 6:17 am

    In February, Chinese photographer Ren Hang, at just 29, took his own life. His battle with depression was well documented, more often than not by the photographer himself, as his final book revealsIn February, Chinese photographer Ren Hang, at just 29, took his own life. His battle with depression was well documented, more often than not by the photographer himself, as his final book reveals […]

  • Huawei P10 camera review
    on 23rd April 2017 at 10:00 am

    The P10 is Huawei's latest high-end smartphone in a more compact form factor compared to the company's Mate 9 phablet. A 5.1" Full-HD display with very thin bezels allows for a design that easily fits into even small pockets. On the inside, top-end components, including Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core chipset and 4GB of RAM, provide top-end performance. The Leica-branded camera comes with the same specification as its equivalent in the Mate 9 and combines a 12MP color sensor with a […]