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  • Look inside the factory where Kodak Ektachrome is (re)born
    on 17th June 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kodak has restarted production of one of its most famous film emulsions - Ektachrome. Popular Science editor Stan Horaczek recently go to take a look inside. Launched in 1946 and discontinued in 2012, Ektachrome owes its rebirth to a relatively recent resurgence of interest in film. Easier to develop than its more famous cousin Kodachrome, Ektachrome should be back in the hands of today's film photographers before the end of this year. You can scroll through the images above to take a brief […]

  • Leica C-Lux 15x Travel Zoom Announced
    on 17th June 2018 at 7:47 am

    Leica has announced the C-Lux - a premium travel zoom camera with a 15x optical zoom lens and 1inch sensor. […]

  • DPReview TV: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD hands-on field test
    on 17th June 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is an affordable F2.8 standard zoom for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. It's one of the first third-party zooms designed to take full advantage of the short Sony mount, resulting in a small, light carry-everywhere lens. What are the trade-offs, compared with the alternatives? Chris and Jordan take a closer look... Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Subscribe to our YouTube chann […]

  • Drone buying guide updated with a new top pick
    on 16th June 2018 at 12:00 pm

    We've updated our Best Drones buying guide and there's a new winner (hint: it's made by DJI). Find out which model was our favorite and learn more about all of your choices in our updated guide. Read Best Drones buying guide View all Buying Guides […]

  • Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made
    on 16th June 2018 at 11:00 am

    It can be interesting, for the more tech-inclined photographer, to speculate about where camera makers are getting their sensors from. However, to be truly certain, you'd need to tear the camera apart and see what's printed around the edge of the chip. ChipMod - a camera modification company - has done just that, and has posted its findings on the AstroCN forum, showing that the D850's sensor has a Sony product code stamped on the back of it. This will come as no surprise to anyone who's been […]

  • Leica introduces limited edition Zagato M10 – and two watches
    on 15th June 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Leica has announced a 250-piece limited edition M10 kit, designed by custom luxury car manufacturer Zagato. The M10 ‘Edition Zagato’ will come with a special Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 lens that will feature a new integrated lens hood, and the body will feature a new design to incorporate a handgrip on the right side. Technically the same as the production M10 bodies, the Zagato edition will use aluminum for its top deck, base plate, body shell and the control dials and knobs, as this […]

  • Leica launches 15x zoom C-Lux compact with 20MP 1" sensor
    on 15th June 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Leica Camera has announced a new compact camera that features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 zoom lens and a 20MP 1” BSI-CMOS sensor. Essentially a re-badged Panasonic Lumix ZS/TZ200, the Leica C-Lux will save Raw and JPEG files, will offer 4K video and has a viewfinder with a 2.33 million-dot resolution. Video users will be able to extract 8MP JPEGs from the camera’s 4K video feature, which will have a fastest frame rate 30 fps and a best bit-rate of 100Mbps. Focus and the shutter can be […]

  • Xiaomi launches affordable Mijia smartphone gimbal
    on 15th June 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Modern high-end smartphones can shoot impressively smooth and stable video at 4K resolution, thanks to intelligent combinations of electronic (EIS) and optical (OIS) image stabilization. However, for a real steady-cam effect, you'll need a gimbal. Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has launched an affordable smartphone gimbal option under its Mijia sub-brand which already offers a gimbal designed for action cameras. The new model can accommodate phones with a width of up to 86mm and a weight of up to […]

  • Video: How to take your photos to the next level with sub-framing
    on 15th June 2018 at 3:15 pm

    At some point in your photography career, you've probably come across the phrase 'frame within a frame.' While it might sound like nonsense, what it's referring to is a composition technique referred to as sub-framing. In his most recent video, YouTuber George Tomlin breaks down the concept of sub-framing and explains how it can be used to bring an otherwise unlikely scene to life. As he explains in the seven-minute video, sub-framing is the practice of shooting through objects to frame a […]

  • Behind the scenes of Drew Gardner's gigapixel shot of British royal family
    on 15th June 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Drew's 2.3 gigapixel image is made up of more than 100 50MP files, shot with the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Click the thumbnail to launch the interactive image at www.telegraph.co.uk Photographer Drew Gardner has been a photographer for more than 30 years, and since 1999 he's worked mostly in the commercial world. Following a recent move into 360-degree imaging, he accepted a commission from British newspaper The Telegraph to shoot a gigapixel image of the queen's birthday parade. Earlier this week we […]

  • Prime portraits: best lenses for portraits
    by Andy Westlake on 15th June 2018 at 11:42 am

    Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider for shooting excellent people pictures.Andy Westlake recommends the best optics to consider, for shooting excellent people pictures […]

  • Claim Cashback With Nikon
    on 15th June 2018 at 10:05 am

    You can claim up to £275 cashback on select purchases of Nikon products until the end of August. […]

  • Diffusion, Rainbow & Gold Filters From Schneider-Kreuznach
    on 15th June 2018 at 9:40 am

    Schneider-Kreuznach Announces True-Net Filters and True-Streak Rainbow and Gold Filters. […]

  • Video: Diving into the demise of Kodak
    on 14th June 2018 at 5:22 pm

    The story isn't new to anyone in the world of photography. Kodak, once the undeniable leader of the industry, has since been turned into a sad shell of its former self. What isn't so clear is how exactly Kodak went from photo giant to a name that can be licensed and slapped on seemingly anything and everything if enough money is thrown its way. As part of its Company Declines series, YouTube channel Company Man has shared a biography of sorts detailing the demise of Kodak. Throughout the […]

  • Neewer launches $120 35mm F1.2 APS-C lens for Fuji X and Sony E mount
    on 14th June 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Neewer, a photo gear brand out of China, has launched a new budget APS-C lens for Fuji X and Sony E mounts. The Neewer 35mm F1.2 mirrorless lens features a copper core and aluminum body, 6 elements in 5 groups, F1.2 to F16 aperture, 9 diaphragm blades, manual focus, and 150g / 5oz weight. A multi-layer coating applied to the lens reduces ghosting and flares while increasing light transmission, according to Neewer. The Fuji X mount lens offering has appeared on Amazon as a new release with a […]

  • Aurora Aperture doubles up on its new PowerXND Mark II VND filters
    on 14th June 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Back in 2016, Aurora Aperture took its first foray into the photography filter world with the launch of its PowerXND 2000 variable neutral density (ND) filter. Now, it's back at it again on Kickstarter with the launch of a pair of updated PowerXND Mark II filters. Unlike its first filter, the PowerXND Mark II comes in two varieties: the PowerXND-II 128, which covers one to seven stops of light, and the PowerXND-II 2000, which covers from five to eleven stops of light. By splitting the coverage […]

  • Why you need a wideangle prime lens for landscapes and travel
    by Advertising Feature on 14th June 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Top travel and landscape photographer Ed Norton explains how switching from zooms to primes fundamentally changed his photography, and offers a few tips for aspiring travel prosBack when Ed Norton was a keen amateur travel photographer he would carry a Lonely Planet guidebook with him. He …Continue reading » […]

  • Instant Magny 35 Turns Old 35mm Cameras Into Instant Cameras
    on 14th June 2018 at 9:58 am

    If you have a retro camera knocking around, you can turn it into an instant camera with the help of a new accessory. […]

  • Nikon Are Working On A AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens
    on 14th June 2018 at 9:15 am

    There's a new fixed focal length telephoto lens coming from Nikon. […]

  • Tenba launches new budget bag range
    by Amy Davies on 14th June 2018 at 9:05 am

    The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35.The new Skyline range features five different sizes, with prices starting at £35. […]

  • Nikon developing compact and lightweight 500mm F5.6 lens
    on 14th June 2018 at 4:00 am

    Nikon has announced the development of the FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR lens. It uses the same type of 'phase fresnel' element as the company's AF-S 300mm F4E PF ED VR, which is 30% shorter and more than 50% lighter than its predecessor. By design, a phase fresnel element reduces chromatic aberration introduced by traditional refractive elements, while also reducing the overall length required to achieve high focal length magnification. This usually results in a decrease in total […]

  • MIOPS Capsule360 is a modular, pocket-sized motion control box
    on 14th June 2018 at 3:59 am

    Meet the newest member of the MIOPS family, the Capsule360. Deemed the 'most versatile motion box ever created' by its creators, the Capsule360 is a pocket-sized motion device currently being funded on Kickstarter that works with any camera or smartphone. What sets Capsule360 apart from the rest of MIOPS' lineup is that it can be be as simple or robust as your filming needs demand. Out of the box, a single Capsule360 only captures one range of motion—panning. But, when paired with MIOPS' […]

  • CameraWorld announces free summer event at Brands Hatch
    by Amy Davies on 13th June 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Photographic retailer CameraWorld is back with two live shows where top photography equipment and trade-in deals will be available.CameraWorld has added a new “Live” event for the summer. Taking place on the 2nd of August at the iconic …Continue reading » […]

  • Long-term test: Domke F6 'Little Bit Smaller' shoulder bag
    on 13th June 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Domke F-6 'Little Bit Smaller' bag$109 | Tiffen.com The F-6 'Little Bit Smaller' bag is a similar but more compact alternative to Domke's iconic F-2. Domke is among the most famous names in the pantheon of camera bag makers, and for good reason. The company makes some of the toughest and most practical bags on the market. Traditionally aimed at photojournalists, Domke's bags are usually tough, somewhat on the heavy side, very accessible, and capable of accommodating a surprising amount of […]

  • Lowepro introduces FreeLine BP 350 AW with all-new QuickShelf technology
    on 12th June 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has launched the FreeLine BP 350 AW, an all new camera backpack for mirrorless and DSLR kits that features the all-new QuickShelf technology. On the outside, the bag doesn't appear much different than Lowepro's other offerings. The bag is constructed of a 'high-grade Carbonate Coated Nylon 66 exterior' with 'weather proof YKK zippers and robust exterior attachments featuring premium metal clips.' If the weather-resistant fabric isn't enough to protect your gear […]

  • Instant Magny 35 is a film back that turns SLRs and rangefinders into instant cameras
    on 12th June 2018 at 7:55 pm

    NINM Labs has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Instant Magny 35, a film back that transforms rangefinders and 135 SLR cameras into instant film cameras. The film back supports Fujifilm Instax Square film and doesn't require any camera modifications. The instant film back is described as ideal for rangefinders and SLRs from Pentax, Leica, Olympus, Canon, and Nikon. The Instant Magny 35 film back replaces the original camera back, featuring a total of three attachable components. Once […]

  • Really Right Stuff updates its entire tripod line-up with new features, better ergonomics
    on 12th June 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Tripod manufacturer Really Right Stuff has released updates to its entire product line. The company, which recently moved its operations from California to Utah, has revamped all 17 of its tripods, with improved components and features from top to bottom. Like all of its previous tripods, each Really Right Stuff tripod is hand-assembled in the United States. The 'Mark 2' versions include both ergonomic and feature changes compared to the original versions. One of the most notable changes is […]

  • Art is where the heart is
    by Advertising Feature on 12th June 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images.Top fine-art portrait photographer, Photoshop expert and Vanguard Professional, Bella Kotak, explains how she gets such uniquely atmospheric images. […]

  • Technical Camera is an iPhone camera app for advanced users
    on 12th June 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Dire Studio today launched Technical Camera, an iPhone app aimed at mobile still photographers who prefer manual control over auto modes, along with a range of interesting features. The app offers a highly customizable interface, with manual exposure and focus, compensation and locks, focus peaking, and fully configurable auto ISO. The Smart Function Keys feature lets you customize the function of on-screen buttons and you can set the direction of the virtual dials in the user interface. […]

  • The SeaLife DC2000 is the best tough camera you've never heard of
    on 12th June 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Introduction The SeaLife DC2000 in all its 1"-type sensor glory, and near its natural habitat. I have an addiction to small cameras with big sensors. I've owned a Ricoh GR, original Fujifilm X100 and still have a Nikon Coolpix A knocking around. The EOS M100 and 22mm F2 combo also fits the bill. But with just how good 1"-type sensors have gotten lately and how well they can balance the compactness and speed of their lenses, I've been left wondering: Where are all the fixed lens, 1"-sensor […]