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  • Mount your EOS lenses on the Fujifilm GFX with Cambo's new adapters
    on 24th March 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Dutch accessory manufacturer Cambo has announced it is to produce an adapter to allow full-frame Canon EF lenses to work with the new Fujifilm GFX 50s medium-format camera. The CA-GFX sits between the camera body and the EOS lens and offers its own control dial for adjusting apertures. A small LCD displays the selected aperture but no EXIF data will be recorded by the camera. Cambo says the adapter has been designed with the Canon T-SE tilt and shift lenses in mind as they have particularly […]

  • Federal judge dismisses case against Kentucky 'Drone Hunter'
    on 24th March 2017 at 7:02 pm

    A federal judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit against William Meredith, a self-proclaimed 'Drone Hunter,' who shot down a $1500 drone that was flying over his property. The pilot, David Boggs, sued Meredith last year claiming that his drone was flying in legal airspace as determined by the FAA and therefore was not trespassing. A 1946 Supreme Court decision asserted that a property owner's rights extend up to 83 feet in the air. US District Judge Thomas Russell ruled that […]

  • Cactus announces flash transceiver firmware upgrade to support wireless cross-brand TTL
    on 24th March 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Cactus has announced a series of brand-specific firmware updates for its V6 II and V6 IIs triggers that will add TTL functions alongside their cross-brand HSS support. The triggers are already capable of high speed sync across systems, as well as remote control over flash power and zoom. The upcoming firmware updates will add the ability to support automatic TTL exposure across brands as well. The first firmware releases will support Sigma, Fujifilm and Sony, with support for Nikon, Canon, […]

  • Look What You've Missed On Site This Week
    on 24th March 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Here are the exciting and must-read news, reviews and features published on site this week that you might have missed. […]

  • 15 Funny Pet Photos To Make You Smile
    on 24th March 2017 at 1:15 pm

    The Comedy Pet Photography Awards have collated some of the best entries they've received so far and we thought we'd share them with you. […]

  • The Kudrone Is A 4K Camera Drone That Fits In Your Hand
    on 24th March 2017 at 11:02 am

    The Kudrone is a tiny drone with GPS, auto-follow and a 4K camera currently looking for supporters. […]

  • Win Vanguard Tripods And Bags In 'Slow Shutter Speed' Competition
    on 24th March 2017 at 10:00 am

    Win Vanguard tripods and bags by showing us your best 'Slow Shutter Speed' images. […]

  • Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples
    on 24th March 2017 at 10:00 am

    Leica's new Summaron 28mm F5.6 is an incredibly slim pancake lens, originally sold in the 1950s, and recently re-released in M-mount. Does it make sense in 2017? Check out our gallery of sample images, and watch this space for a shooting report, coming in the next few days. View our gallery of sample images […]

  • Meike Release New Battery Grip For Sony A6500
    on 24th March 2017 at 9:47 am

    The New MK A6500pro Battery Grip has a built-in remote control that can capture images from up to 100m away. […]

  • Quick tips: The seaside out of season
    by Amateur Photographer on 24th March 2017 at 7:38 am

    In today's Quick Tips, we look at shooting the great British beach scene - out of seasonVictorian bandstands, like this one in Brighton, are a classic feature of Britain's coastal resorts. In today's Quick Tips, we look at shooting the great British beach scene - out of season […]

  • Atomos introduces Ninja Inferno off-camera recorder
    on 23rd March 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Atomos has launched the Ninja Inferno, the latest in its line of off-camera recorders for video shooters. The Ninja Inferno has almost the exact same feature set as the company's top of the line Shogun Inferno, including 4K/60p recording, a 1500 nit display with 10-bit color, and the ability to record direct to ProRes or DNxHR formats. It also includes the company's Atom HDR technology, which matches the Log curves from major camera manufacturers to the Ninja's display in […]

  • OPPO launches F3 Plus with dual selfie cameras
    on 23rd March 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has launched its latest upper mid-range model, the F3 Plus, and while the new device unfortunately doesn't come with OPPO's recently displayed 5x zoom camera unit, it does offer an unusual imaging feature: a dual-front camera. The front unit features a 16MP main camera with 1/3" sensor and F2.0 aperture for standard selfies. It is accompanied by an 8MP module with 1/4" sensor and a super-wide-angle lens with 120 degree angle of view for group selfies. Thanks […]

  • Clearance & Discounted Manfrotto Products
    on 23rd March 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Up to 60% off clearance over on the Manfrotto website, while stocks last. […]

  • An Image Of The Milky Way Over The Lake District Wins Fotospeed Photographer Of The Year
    on 23rd March 2017 at 1:33 pm

    The winner of Fotospeed's Photographer of the Year competition has been announced and they win over £2,000 of printing gear. […]

  • I-1 Analogue Camera App Gets An Update, Turns Phone Into A Light Meter
    on 23rd March 2017 at 1:12 pm

    The Impossible I-1 Instant Camera App has had an update to turn your smartphone into a light meter and more. […]

  • Windswept Norwegian Scene Wins Outdoor Photographer Of The Year Competition
    on 23rd March 2017 at 12:53 pm

    The Outdoor Photographer of the Year winner has been revealed to be Stian Nesoy who captured an incredibly wintery scene in Norway. […]

  • Win The Ultimate Antarctica Photography Safari
    on 23rd March 2017 at 11:39 am

    It's your last chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica. […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Multi-Aspect Master
    on 23rd March 2017 at 11:00 am

    Back in 2008 there weren't a whole lot of enthusiast compacts. The two models which got the most attention were the Canon PowerShot G10 and Nikon Coolpix P6000. At that time, the 'Megapixel race' was really getting going, with the G10 and P6000 having 14.7MP and 13.5MP sensors, respectively (the LX2 was still at 10MP). All three of the aforementioned cameras had lenses with lovely focal ranges, but slow maximum apertures (F2.8-4.5 for the Canon, F2.7-5.9 for the […]

  • Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery
    on 23rd March 2017 at 10:00 am

    With a Rebel on one side and an 80D on the other, the Canon EOS 77D appears to occupy an interesting space in Canon's DSLR lineup. We haven't wasted any time getting our loaner unit out into the great outdoors (and the great indoors, for that matter). Take a look at our initial sample gallery, and stay tuned for updates once we get Raw support. See our Canon EOS 77D sample gallery […]

  • Zeiss is teasing a new telephoto Batis lens on its Instagram account
    on 23rd March 2017 at 7:01 am

    Recently, Zeiss started teasing a 'new Batis portrait telelens' on its Instagram account. A couple of Zeiss Ambassadors have posted photos from the yet-to-be-named lens as part of a weekly account takeover. The photo below was taken by music photographer Greg Watermann. Zeiss mentions that the E-mount lens will be available this spring.   Next week on our #TakeoverTuesday ZEISS Ambassador Greg Watermann (@gregwatermann) will show you #adayinthelifeof #gregwatermann. Stay tuned […]

  • Fujifilm to roll out significant firmware updates for X-Pro2 and X-T2
    by Liam Clifford on 23rd March 2017 at 4:59 am

    Fujifilm are continuing to update their double-flagship X-series models, the X-Pro2 and X-T2, with new firmware updates offering a number of improvements to both camerasFujifilm are continuing to update their double-flagship X-series models, the X-Pro2 and X-T2, with new firmware updates offering both significant improvements to both cameras […]

  • Major firmware updates coming for Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2
    on 22nd March 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Fujifilm will launch a couple of major firmware updates for its X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras. The first one, available at the end of this month, brings the X-T2 up to version 2.00 and the X-Pro2 up to 3.00. Another update will arrive in late May. The first update brings no less than 27 feature improvements to Fuji's flagship mirrorless cameras, including an option to enable focal length-dependent minimum shutter speed in ISO Auto, up to 15 minute exposures in T mode, more options […]

  • Drobo announces 'easiest and fastest ever' 5-bay NAS storage with 5N2
    on 22nd March 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Digital storage solutions company Drobo has updated its 5N desktop network attached device with a new version that it claims is easier to use and faster than any previous NAS it has produced. An upgraded processor makes the Drobo 5N2 twice as fast as the previous model, and it comes equipped with a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports so two units can be connected for additional capacity and safety via what Drobo calls Adaptive Link Bonding. The 5-bay device can accept up to 64TB total capacity and […]

  • Midwest Photo camera store thieves reportedly cut hole in roof to steal gear
    on 22nd March 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Midwest Photo, a retail store in Columbus, Ohio, has been the subject of a reported theft that the company president Moishe Appelbaum describes as 'Mission Impossible style.' On Wednesday, March 15th, an unknown thief or multiple thieves broke a hole through the store’s roof and used that hole to gain access to a pipe, which was then used by the thieves to slide down into the shop. Once inside, the thieves stole a cache of items from Midwest Photo’s storage area, including […]

  • Instagram will soon let you book photographers and other services directly in the app
    on 22nd March 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Photographers with a strong presence on Instagram might soon be able to monetize their accounts in a more tangible way than has been possible so far. In an interview with Bloomberg, James Quarles, Instagram's head of business, has confirmed that Instagram will soon add a function to book a business or service directly from the mobile app. The feature is expected to be launched within the next couple of months.  In practice, business accounts will be able to add a booking option, […]

  • Photo editing masterclass: How to lighten shadows
    by Martin Evening on 22nd March 2017 at 11:23 am

    Photoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems. Here he discusses how to lighten shadows in your imagesPhoto editing masterclass - Josef ThobroePhotoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your photo-editing and post-processing problems. Here he discusses how to lighten shadows in your images […]

  • Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 calls for entries
    by Liam Clifford on 22nd March 2017 at 10:46 am

    The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) have launched their second joint photography competition to award the Weather Photographer of the Year 2017'Clash of the Storms' - Camelia Czuchnicki/Weather Photographer of the Year 2016The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) have launched their second joint photography competition to award the Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 […]

  • We asked three Canon lens masters to name their first and favorite lens designs
    on 22nd March 2017 at 8:00 am

    What is your first and your favorite Canon lens? It's not everyday you get to sit down with three master lens designers, but it's also not every day you tour Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory (read the interview and take the tour). Each of the three gentlemen we posed our two questions to - what was the first lens you designed and what is your favorite lens - has decades of experience designing Canon glass. Masato Okada (center), the Deputy Chief Executive of Image Communication Products and […]

  • Meyer Optik Trioplan 35+ Kickstarter unlocks colorful lens trio reward
    on 21st March 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Meyer Optik has an active Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for its new Trioplan 35+ Fine Art Lens, and though 22 days remain in that campaign, backers have already well exceeded the company's $50,000 base funding goal. As a reward for the high amount pledged (about $480,000 total at the moment), Meyer Optik has announced the launch of a new limited edition reward: green, red, blue and titanium versions of the Trioplan lens. According to Meyer Optik, it took a total of six minutes […]

  • Apple launches new 9.7" iPad and limited edition iPhone 7 in red
    on 21st March 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Apple has today announced a new 9.7" iPad model that is simply called the iPad and replaces the iPad Air 2. Compared to the latter, the A8X processor has been replaced with the A9 chip that is also being used in the iPhone 6s. Due to a larger 8610 mAh battery the new model is at 7.5mm also 1.4mm thicker than the iPad Air 2. The rest of the specifications, including the 9.7" display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, the 8MP/F2.4 rear camera and the 1.2MP front camera remain […]