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  • 2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers
    on 25th August 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction With the release of every new tablet, photographers peer past their laptops and wonder: could this be the one that lightens my gear load without sacrificing performance? The appeal of a fast and light tablet is seductive, even if you’re not looking to completely replace a desktop or laptop, but tradeoffs have so far made it a difficult choice. 2019 iPad Pro key specs: Resolution of 2388x1668 pixels (11" model), 2732x2048 pixels (12.9" model) 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB storage […]

  • Save 10% On Camera Insurance With Eversure Insurance
    on 25th August 2019 at 10:00 am

    Eversure Insurance is offering ePHOTOzine readers the chance to save 10% on camera insurance policies. […]

  • Video: Beat creative block with these 5 tips
    on 24th August 2019 at 10:09 pm

    In his latest video YouTuber and photographer Jamie Windsor offers a collection of inspiring tips to lift us out of those dead-end moments when creativity temporarily abandons our world. When ideas seem to dry up it rarely feels like a temporary situation, even though experience proves that with time masterpieces will be made again. The problem is how long it takes to regain our mojo. In A Few Quick Thoughts On Staying Creative Jamie discusses creative block and his theory on how it happens […]

  • Interview: Colin Goudie, feature film editor
    on 24th August 2019 at 1:00 pm

    In the edit suite for The Show, a new film written by and starring Alan Moore Colin Goudie is a feature film editor with a career spanning over 35 years, editing everything from 16mm film to Digital 65mm, and has cut films in big studios, hotel rooms and even tin shacks. Most recently, he's known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Monsters, though he doesn't limit himself to big budget productions and can often be found editing lower budget documentaries and dramas too. Colin […]

  • Panasonic 'Nature' Competition - Win A LUMIX FZ1000 II Bridge Camera!
    on 24th August 2019 at 10:00 am

    Panasonic are giving you the chance to win a fantastic LUMIX FZ1000 II bridge camera in our 'nature' photo competition! […]

  • DPReview TV: Lensbaby Omni review
    on 24th August 2019 at 7:00 am

    Photographers used to do crazy things like smear petroleum jelly on their lenses to create interesting photos, but thanks to the Lensbaby Omni you can get those same effects without plopping goo on your glass. Join Chris and Jordan for some creative photography. Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! Introduction How it works Wand options Using the Omni for video Useful tool or novelty? […]

  • Slideshow: Winners of the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
    on 23rd August 2019 at 8:16 pm

    2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Winners The South Australian Museum has announced the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and also shared the winning images from each of the ten categories offered in this year’s contest. In total, 2,219 images were submitted and judged by Justin Gilligan, Glenn McKimmin and Tui De Roy. In the end, the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year award was handed out to Mat Beetson of Western […]

  • Unreal Engine's Project Spotlight uses LED walls for real-time in-camera visual effects
    on 23rd August 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Epic Games has showcased Project Spotlight, an Unreal Engine-powered way to capture real-time visual effects in-camera. The company has detailed the work in a new video showing off the system, including its ability to track the camera’s position in space in real-time for a realistic and customizable background. Rather than filming in front of a blue or green screen for post-production later on, the Project Spotlight system enables filmmakers to shoot in front of LED walls showing the […]

  • You can now search for images in Google Photos using text found within the image
    on 23rd August 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Google has confirmed Google Photos is adding the ability to search for images using the text featured in the content. This is different than searching for images based on their filename, instead using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to identify words featured in photographs, such as from an image of a menu or sign. Wow, @googlephotos has OCR to turn screenshots into copy/paste text!A. Open google photos and select screenshotB. Pick “Lens” feature [image 1]C. […]

  • Video: Incredible timelapse shows Earth's rotation relative to the Milky Way
    on 23rd August 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg has shared an incredible timelapse from a trip to Northeast Colorado that shows the Earth’s axial rotation in relation to the location of the Milky Way Galaxy in the night sky. The timelapse, which was captured nearly two years ago, but only now uploaded to YouTube, was captured with an astro-modified Sony a7S II with a Canon 24-70 F2.8 lens attached via an adapter. Approximately 1,100 10-second exposures were captured at 12-second intervals to create the […]

  • Pocketable enthusiast camera buying guide updated with two new winners
    on 23rd August 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The Sony RX100 VII takes the place of its RX100 VA sibling as our top overall pick, while the Canon G5 X II replaces the Panasonic LX100 II as our alternate choice. […]

  • Honor 20 Smartphone Discounted - Save £30!
    on 23rd August 2019 at 9:18 am

    Until 9 September 2019, the flagship 48MP Honor 20 smartphone is on offer. […]

  • Report: Nikon is only producing 1,000 units of its 500mm F5.6 lens each month
    on 22nd August 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Since its release in August 2018, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6 PF ED VR lens has been perpetually out of stock. In past apologies, Nikon has said demand for the 500mm F5.6 lens has exceeded supply, but now we know just how limited supply is. Almost immediately after launching the 500mm F5.6 PF lens, Nikon Japan issued an apology [Japanese], stating it wouldn’t be able to deliver all 500mm F5.6 pre-orders in September, as it had hoped to do. Six months later, it issued another apology, […]

  • Viltrox APS-C lenses for Fujifilm, Sony and Leica detailed ahead of launch
    on 22nd August 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Chinese camera gear brand Viltrox is planning to release three autofocus lenses for Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, and Leica M-mount, according to FujiRumors, which initially spied the upcoming products back in May. In a new report published this week, FujiRumors detailed the alleged specs for the three lenses, product images for which it found published on Viltrox's official profile on Chinese social media website Sina Weibo. Below are images of the lenses and a breakdown of the […]

  • Video: This rare projector lens has been deemed the ‘Swirly Bokeh Emperor’
    on 22nd August 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Photographer Mathieu Stern of the Weird Lenses Museum has published another video showcasing an old projector lens used with a 3D-printed adapter to shoot a video featuring beautiful, crazy -- and in this case, swirly -- bokeh. As with the projector lens video Stern published earlier this year, the latest project involves an old projector lens designed for cinema projectors. Stern explains on YouTube that he paid €2 for the lens at a flea market, later determining that it is an 'extremely […]

  • Tamron teases four new lenses for Sony E mount cameras
    on 22nd August 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Tamron USA has shared the above video on Facebook teasing four new lenses for Sony E mount camera systems. In the 18-second video, which is accompanied by the description ‘Tamron Thrives on Challenging the Limits,’ Tamron shows off the silhouette of four new lenses alongside its currently-available 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD and 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lenses. No additional details are given, but based on the sizing of the lenses, it appears as though the tallest of the four lenses […]

  • Love cycling and photography? We want to hear from you
    by Geoff Harris on 22nd August 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Are you as passionate about cycling as you are about photography? Here’s a chance to combine both loves and have a great day out in the process. We’ve teamed up with used gear specialist, MPB, and our sister magazine Cycling Weekly to arrange a unique event where keen cyclists who are also keen photographers (or vice versa) can improve their shooting skills!As well as being able to borrow cameras and lenses from MPB during the day, you will get both group …Continue reading […]

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review
    on 22nd August 2019 at 1:40 pm

    85%Overall scoreJump to conclusion The Sony RX100 VII is the company's latest pocketable 1" sensor compact. It uses the same 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 lens as its predecessor but features a more capable, easier-to-use autofocus system. This comes in addition to the already impressive capabilities we saw in the Mark VI, including very fast continuous shooting and high-quality 4K video capture. And, for the first time in the series, the Mark VII has a mic socket for improved audio recording. […]

  • X-Rite's i1Photo Pro 3 Plus profiler can calibrate for difficult surfaces, brighter displays
    on 21st August 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Calibration tool manufacturer X-Rite has announced an updated i1Photo Pro profiler that it says is designed to provide greater accuracy when measuring from heavily textured and high gloss papers. The professional-grade i1Photo Pro 3 spectrophotometer has a larger measuring aperture to compensate for imbalances caused by uneven surfaces and uses a polarizer to cut through reflections on high-gloss papers and on textured surfaces such as canvas. The profiler is also now able to read from much […]

  • Moment launches 37mm Cine filters and mount for use with smartphone cameras
    on 21st August 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Mobile photography company Moment has launched a new 37mm Cine filter set for smartphones, including a compatible mount. Though Moment already offered a series of filters, those products were designed for the company's mobile lenses. The new 37mm Cine filter set, however, is made for use with a phone's camera using its native lenses. The new filter mount is designed for use with Moment's existing smartphone cases for iPhone, Pixel, OnePlus, and Galaxy models. Users who don't already have a […]

  • Instagram says viral meme about new content ‘rule’ is a hoax
    on 21st August 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Instagram has dismissed another viral spam image that is circulating on its platform, this one claiming that, starting tomorrow, all user content will be made public (including deleted messages) and that the company will be able to use images against users in court. Instagram brand communications manager Stephanie Otway told WWD, ‘There's no truth to this post.’ The image has gone viral thanks to, in part, accounts with large numbers of followers that reshared the claim, including […]

  • Leica’s Fab 50 for SL and L mount (or much cheaper alternative from China)
    by Geoff Harris on 21st August 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Leica has introduced a new APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH lens for the Leica SL and other L-Mount systems, which costs more than many people's car. Fortunately there is a cheaper 75mm option from 7 Artisans...Key features of the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH include 12 lens elements in 10 groups, and dust/moisture resistance. …Continue reading » […]

  • ON1 announces upcoming Photo RAW 2020 update, two mobile apps and ON1 Sync
    on 21st August 2019 at 5:00 pm

    ON1 has announced the impending release of ON1 Photo RAW 2020 as well as three new products: ON1 Video, ON1 Photo Mobile and ON1 Sync Service. ON1 says in its press release that ‘in the coming months’ it will launch a ‘complete line of photo and video products to all levels of photographers providing an integrated creative workflow.’ ON1 Photo RAW 2020 The first product to arrive is ON1 Photo RAW 2020, a successor to ONE1 Photo RAW 2019 that brings with it new […]

  • Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Review
    on 21st August 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Introduction 88%Overall scoreJump to conclusion As Sony's full-frame mirrorless lens lineup has grown, there is a certain irony that as the company started on churning out some really, really good lenses, like the 12-24mm F4, the 24mm F1.4 and the eye-searingly sharp 135mm F1.8, a large portion of Sony's customer base was yearning for something much simpler. And much smaller. And cheaper. For a couple of years, "I just want a 35mm F1.8!" was one of the most oft-posted comments underneath our […]

  • Nikon SnapBridge 2.6 update brings Raw image transfer support to Android, iOS
    on 21st August 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Nikon has released SnapBridge version 2.6, finally adding support for Raw (NEF/NRW) image transfers when shooting with Nikon's WiFi-enabled camera models. The addition finally enables users to wirelessly transfer Raw images from a camera to a smartphone or tablet, something users have been seeking for years. In addition to Raw transfer support, SnapBridge 2.6 has added a number of smaller changes, including faster transfer of 2MP images, DSLR camera control for settings like shutter speed and […]

  • DJI has most of the drones on its website listed as ‘out of stock’
    on 20th August 2019 at 8:41 pm

    A search on DJI’s official online store confirmed that the Mavic 2 Pro is currently out of stock. DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, is currently out of stock on most of its models including the Mavic 2 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro. DroneDJ’s Haye Kesteloo recently conducted a thorough search of their official online store and discovered that the only drones available for purchase are the DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo, in all colors, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, the DJI Mavic […]

  • PhotoShelter launches FileFlow, a mobile app that lets clients access delivered content
    on 20th August 2019 at 5:54 pm

    PhotoShelter has introduced FileFlow, a new iPhone app that makes it easier for photographers and their clients to find, share, and download images. In its current version, users and their clients can access and browse through shared content, search through image collections and galleries, batch download both original or JPEG versions of images, and directly share content using multiple methods, including email and various social media platforms. PhotoShelter describes its new app as a way for […]

  • Metabones announces new Hasselblad V to Fujifilm GFX x0.71 Speed Booster
    on 20th August 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Metabones has announced its new Hasselblad V to Fuji G mount (GFX) x0.71 Speed Booster, the latest in its extensive Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x lineup. The new Speed Booster, which provides nearly the full angle of view of the original Hasselblad V lens when used on a Fujifilm GFX camera, relies on a six-element design capable of ‘[achieving] excellent optical performance at apertures up to F1.4 when paired with the Hasselblad 110mm F2 lens.’ Metabones says it was able to achieve […]

  • Huawei's Kirin 990 chipset to support 4K video at 60 fps
    on 20th August 2019 at 3:21 pm

    There is no doubt recent Huawei high-end devices come with impressive camera specs and performance. However, they lack slightly behind the competition in terms of video frame rate. Both Apple and Samsung devices have been offering a 60 fps frame rate at 4K resolution for quite some time now. Huawei flagships are still limited to 30 fps when recording at 4K. This has nothing to do with the deployed image sensors but is all down to the chipset which doesn't offer the buffering and/or processing […]

  • Video: Action and sports photography with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X
    on 20th August 2019 at 3:00 pm

    In this video we’ve traveled to southern Spain to the town of Sevilla to meet photographer Fernando Marmolejo. We joined Fernando over the course of a few days, as he shot some of his favorite sports with the most advanced Micro Four Thirds camera on the market: the Olympus OM-D EM1X. Sample gallery This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Olympus. What does this mean? […]