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  • Meike 35mm F/1.7 APS-C Manual Focus Prime Lens
    on 1st October 2020 at 6:40 am

    Meike Global has introduced a new 35mm f/1.7 manual focus lens for the Nikon Z50 camera which is also compatible with the Z5, Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

  • Amazon Prime Day Deals 2020
    on 1st October 2020 at 6:40 am

    Amazon Prime Day 2020 begins on 13 October 2020 but for those bargain hunters, there are a few early Prime Day Deals you can take advantage of from today.

  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art E/L Mount Lens Announced
    on 1st October 2020 at 6:40 am

    Sigma has announced the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens for E-Mount and L-Mount cameras. Find out how much it costs and when it will be available here.

  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T & Mi 10T Lite Smartphones Announced
    on 1st October 2020 at 6:40 am

    Xiaomi has introduced the Mi 10T smartphone series to the world which includes the flagship Mi 10T Pro with a 108MP camera as well as two slightly less expensive options.

  • Buy A Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L & Get A Free Tech Or Wash Pouch
    on 1st October 2020 at 6:00 am

    When purchasing a Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L you can get a Peak Design Tech Pouch or Wash Pouch valued at £55 for free.

  • Astropad announces Luna Display for Windows, turning your iPad into a wireless display for your PC
    on 30th September 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Astropad successfully funded Luna Display for Mac on Kickstarter in late 2019. The company is back with another project, Luna Display for Windows. The new project was fully funded in its first hour on Kickstarter. Luna Display for Windows allows iPad owners to turn their Apple device into a wireless PC display. Astropad states that Luna Display for Windows is the only hardware solution available to turn any modern iPad into a wireless second display for a PC or Mac. You can connect your iPad […]

  • Celebrating great UK landscapes with Nikon Z creators
    by Geoff Harris on 30th September 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Join two leading Nikon Z creators as they reveal how to get great shots of diverse UK landscapes

  • Google unveils its budget-friendly Pixel 4a 5G and flagship Pixel 5 smartphones
    on 30th September 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Today, at its ‘Launch Night In’ event, Google unveiled the details of its new Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 devices. Pixel 4a 5G The Pixel 4a 5G is, as its name suggests, a 5G variant of the budget-friendly phone released last autumn. But it’s not just an improved cellular modem that’s been added to the 5G variant. The Pixel 4A now has a larger OLED screen — 6.2” over the 5.8” on the 4a — as well as a slightly faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor (compared to the 730g found […]

  • Pro tips for great landscape photography
    by Geoff Harris on 30th September 2020 at 6:55 pm

    From finding the perfect location to composing pictures with maximum impact, four top landscape photographers offer their top tips for show-stopping scenics

  • Olympus finalizes deal with JIP to sell its Imaging business
    on 30th September 2020 at 5:19 pm

    In a press release shared today, Olympus has confirmed it’s come to a finalized agreement with Japan Industrial Partners Inc. [JIP] to transfer the Olympus Imaging business at the beginning of 2021. In the announcement, Olympus says it’s transferring its Imaging business to a new wholly-owned subsidiary called the ‘New Imaging Company.’ On January 2, 2021, 95% of this company will be transferred to OJ Holdings, Ltd., a company created by JIP specifically for this transfer. The […]

  • Nikon Z5 review: the best value stills-oriented full-framer
    on 30th September 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Introduction 89% Overall score Jump to conclusion The Nikon Z5 is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera that looks and handles almost exactly like its higher-end Z-mount siblings, the Z6 and Z7. It's built around a stabilized non-BSI 24MP CMOS sensor, which is likely more closely related to the generation of chip found in Nikon's D750 DSLR, rather than the newer BSI sensor in the Z6. Slightly stripped down and more stills-focused, the Z5 shares the same 273-point hybrid AF […]

  • TTartisan releases an $80 35mm F1.4 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems
    on 30th September 2020 at 2:40 pm

    TTartisan is back with its latest lens, an ultra-affordable 35mm F1.4 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems. The fully-manual TTartisan 35mm F1.4 lens retails for just $80 and is available for Canon EOS M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems. It’s constructed of seven elements in six groups, has an aperture range of F1.4-F16, uses a ten-blade aperture diaphragm and has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11”). The front filter thread is 39mm and the lens […]

  • Best portable hard drives for photographers
    by Geoff Harris on 30th September 2020 at 2:31 pm

    High-capacity hard drives are getting smaller and smaller. James Abbott takes a closer look at the best mechanical and solid state drives available

  • Get the most from wide-angle lenses
    by Geoff Harris on 30th September 2020 at 2:19 pm

    James Paterson explains why wideangle lenses are so useful, how to get the most out of them, and when to go wide

  • Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro sample gallery
    on 30th September 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Sigma's all-new 105mm F2.8 macro offers 1:1 reproduction and has been designed from scratch for L-mount and full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Fall weather brings out plenty of detailed subjects for a lens of this kind, and coupled with the 60MP Sony a7R IV, well, let's just say we've seen things we can't unsee.

  • Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro for E- and L-mount arrives in October
    on 30th September 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Sigma has unveiled an all-new 105mm F2.8 macro lens, which will provide 1:1 reproduction and will be offered for E-mount and L-mount mirrorless cameras. It features a new optical formula comprising 17 elements in 12 groups, including one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) element. The 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro features a 14cm (5.5") working distance, an aperture ring that functions either clicked or de-clicked, and a three-zone focus limiting switch. The lens is dust- and splash-proof, and the L-mount […]

  • New Nikon Z series models get official launch date
    by Geoff Harris on 30th September 2020 at 10:42 am

    Nikon fans take note: tune in at 1pm on October 14th for full details of the new Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II

  • Olympus releases further details of camera division sale
    by Geoff Harris on 30th September 2020 at 10:11 am

    Olympus releases further details of the sale of its imaging business, and confirms all 'under development' products will get to market

  • September 'Colour' Competition - Last Chance To Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console
    on 30th September 2020 at 9:00 am

    Enter our 'Colour' theme photography competition for the chance to win an amazing Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console which is compatible with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and many more popular photo editing apps.

  • Take A Look At The Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2020 Finalists That'll Bring A Smile To Your Face
    on 30th September 2020 at 7:00 am

    The Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020 has chosen their finalists and an ePHOTOzine member has made the cut!

  • Meyer Optik Görlitz releases Trioplan 50mm F2.8 lens for multiple camera mounts
    on 29th September 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Meyer Optik Görlitz has released the Trioplan 50mm F2.8 II, its third lens of the year, following the Lydith 30mm F3.5 II and Trioplan 100mm F2.8 II. Like both of the previous lenses, the 50mm F2.8 II isn’t just an incremental update—it’s entirely new, designed from the ground up. The lens has a slightly faster maximum aperture of F2.8 compared to its predecessor, which maxed out at F2.9. The lens also features the signature ‘soap bubble bokeh,’ has a 52mm front filter thread and a […]

  • Researchers teach an AI to generate logical images based on text captions
    on 29th September 2020 at 4:49 pm

    The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) created by Paul Allen, best known as co-founder of Microsoft, has published new research on a type of artificial intelligence that is able to generate basic (though obviously nonsensical) images based on a concept presented to the machine as a caption. The technology hints at an evolution in machine learning that may pave the way for smarter, more capable AI. The research institute's newly published study, which was recent highlighted by MIT, builds upon the […]

  • Don’t buy more storage – shoot and edit more selectively
    by Geoff Harris on 29th September 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Do you tend to overshoot, particularly with digital? Rather than coughing up for more storage, it's time to think more selectively before we press the shutter button says Richard Sibley

  • Faces from the past
    by Geoff Harris on 29th September 2020 at 2:17 pm

    What happens when you recognise yourself in a widely published photograph or track down someone you photographed decades later? Peter Dench finds out

  • Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards from Siena Awards
    on 29th September 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards from Siena Awards Winners for the 6th edition of the Drone Photo Awards competition, affiliated with the Siena International Photo Awards competition (you can view winners of the Creative Photo Awards here), were recently announced. Entries were sent in by drone photographers from 126 countries. 'Love Heart of Nature' by Australian photographer Jim Picôt, which depicts a shark swimming inside a heart–shaped salmon school, was recognized as the […]

  • Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14
    on 29th September 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Nikon has announced, via a countdown on its website, it will be launching its next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 14. Absolutely no information is given about the Z7 II and Z6 II cameras aside from their respective names, which eschew Nikon’s usual ’S’ naming scheme for the more Canon-esque ‘Mark II’ versions. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the latest developments from Nikon.

  • Introducing The Car-Boot Box Tidy For Photographers
    on 29th September 2020 at 11:27 am

    The bespoke-manufactured Car-Boot Box is a boot tidy that will keep photography kit safe, secure and easily accessible.

  • Colour Grading Tool Added To Adobe Lightroom & Camera Raw
    on 29th September 2020 at 8:38 am

    Take a look at the new Advanced Colour Grading feature coming soon to Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw that replaces the Split Toning tool.

  • Canon purchases new supercomputer system to further its 'no-prototype' product development ambitions
    on 28th September 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Fujitsu Limited announced last week that Canon Inc. has ordered a new supercomputer. The purchase signals that Canon is progressing with its plans to develop products without the need for prototypes, thereby reducing development costs and increasing development efficiency. The system Canon ordered includes a Fujitsu Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000 unit. Canon has previously used Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 and PRIMEHPC FX100 supercomputer systems. The new FX1000 unit includes class-leading technology […]

  • Atomos launches Connect, a $79 capture card
    on 28th September 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Atomos has launched a HDMI-to-USB video capture card that allows any HDMI camera or recorder to be used to live stream or record to a PC or Mac. Connect is a tiny device that plugs directly into a USB port and accepts HDMI input to provide a video feed of up to 1080p at 60fps in up to 12-bit color. The device can accept 4K at 30p, and needs no additional drivers, software or power supply to work. And best of all, it costs $79. Unlike most capture cards, the Connect doesn’t use a USB out […]