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  • Lensball Now Has A Compatible Stand
    on 18th October 2018 at 9:28 am

    You asked and Lensball listened, making a stand to hold their glass optical accessories. […]

  • How Google developed the Pixel 3's Super Res Zoom technology
    on 17th October 2018 at 7:49 pm

    In a blog post on its Google AI Blog, Google Software Engineer Bartlomiej Wronski and Computational Imaging Lead Scientist Peyman Milanfar have laid out how they created the new Super Res Zoom technology inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Over the past year or so, several smartphone manufacturers have added multiple cameras to their phones with 2x or even 3x optical zoom lenses. Google, however, has taken a different path, deciding instead to stick with a single main camera in its new Pixel 3 […]

  • PhotoDirector 10 released with AI styles, new layer features, and tethered shooting
    on 17th October 2018 at 7:12 pm

    CyberLink has released PhotoDirector 10, the newest version of its PhotoDirector image editing and design software. The latest installment brings a number of new features, including tethered shooting and an AI Style Engine. CyberLink has also made a number of improvements to layer editing. PhotoDirector 10 brings users workflow improvements, according to CyberLink, that are designed for "advanced photographers." The inclusion of tethered shooting enables users to directly connect a camera to […]

  • Don't wait for Holga – this battery-free Instax printer is already on the market
    on 17th October 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Toy manufacturer Tomy has announced the KiiPix, a battery-free smartphone printer that's remarkably similar to the one Holga has been promoting through its Kickstarter campaign. The biggest difference between the two is that you can get the KiiPix today, rather than having to wait for a Kickstarter. The KiiPix is designed very much like the Holga version, other than the pull-up bellows, and uses the same principles for copying the screen of your smartphone onto Fujifilm Instax Mini instant […]

  • Sony users are reporting issue using 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD cards with a7 III
    on 17th October 2018 at 3:45 pm

    According to multiple users on the Sony Alpha subreddit, Sony's a7 III camera is having issues with a particular SanDisk SD card. Reddit user "shadyashell" originally made a post regarding an issue they were having with their Sony a7 III camera and SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC UHS-I Card (Class 3) memory card. In the text of the post, they wrote: "Everytime I insert the card into slot 1 [I get] the error message 'Unable to read memory card. Reinsert memory card. Slot 1' appears. I've reset […]

  • Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey Portrait Wins Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018
    on 17th October 2018 at 3:23 pm

    The winners of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been announced. […]

  • STC Filters Now Distributed By InfinityX
    on 17th October 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Specialist distributor InfinityX is now distributing the STC filter range in the UK. […]

  • Fujifilm X-T3's video lives up to impressive specifications
    on 17th October 2018 at 1:18 pm

    The Fujifilm X-T3's 4K video more than lives up to its impressive specification, making it one of the most capable video cameras we've ever tested. […]

  • VSCO adds new 'Preset Views' to its Android and iOS apps
    on 16th October 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Today, VSCO introduced Preset Views, an interface change within its mobile application that makes it easier to see how presets look on your photos. The new feature provides three new viewing options when adding presets to your photos. In addition to the standard view, VSCO now lets you see previews of each preset in various sizes, from small thumbnail to full-width photos. "The feature is designed to help creators continue to evolve their creativity by encouraging them to step outside of their […]

  • TinyMOS unveils ultra-portable NANO1 astrophotography camera
    on 16th October 2018 at 7:17 pm

    TinyMOS, the company behind the TINY1 astrophotography camera introduced in 2015, is back with a successor. The newly unveiled NANO1 is only one-third the size of the TINY1 and offers multiple improvements over the original model, including greater portability, increased resolution, and a dual-mount lens system. The NANO1 is highly portable, weighing in at less than 100g/3.5oz with a size considerably smaller than the TINY1. Despite the size reduction, the NANO1 astronomy camera will offer […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro triple cam offers focal lengths from 16 to 80mm
    on 16th October 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone Mate 20 Pro at an event in London today. Like the P20 Pro, the new device comes with a triple-camera setup on the rear but replaces the P20 Pro's monochrome camera with a super-wide-angle unit, offering the widest range of focal lengths of all current smartphones. Using a combination of optical and digital zoom the new Huawei offers a zoom range from 16 to 270mm equiv. The 40MP main camera is the same as on the P20 Pro and comes […]

  • Huawei Mate20 X Announced With Huge Screen But Same Camera Specs As The Mate20 Pro
    on 16th October 2018 at 3:26 pm

    The Huawei Mate20 X is new but certainly isn't small with over 7-inches of screen, better performance and improved power. […]

  • Huawei Mate20 Pro Has A Big Screen, Small Bezels & Three Rear Lenses
    on 16th October 2018 at 2:23 pm

    The Huawei Mate20 and Mate20 Pro smartphones have arrived with a triple camera, with a new ultra-wide-angle lens, bigger screen and better battery life. […]

  • Landscape Photographer of the Year winners
    by Geoff Harris on 16th October 2018 at 1:39 pm

    The winning images in the 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year winners have been announced. Now in its 12th year, the competition celebrates the diverse rural and urban landscapes of the UK. The overall winner is named as Pete Rowbottom, who shot a competition regular, Glencoe. "The numerous strong diagonal lines of the ice fractures in Pete's image echo the shape of Buachaille Etive Mor in the background and have peaks of their own," said competition founder Charlie Waite. "This is an image […]

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro goes wide with Leica 16-80mm camera
    by Andy Westlake on 16th October 2018 at 1:29 pm

    16mm ultra-wideangle lens added into triple-camera setup, alongside 27mm and 80mm equivalent optics The camera is labelled Leica Vario-Summilux-H 1:1.8-2.4/16-80mm ASPHFlagship smartphone includes triple camera setup with 16mm, 27mm and 80mm lenses […]

  • Nikon Z7 AF tested: Tracking lags behind the D850, mirrorless competition
    on 16th October 2018 at 1:17 pm

    The Nikon Z7 is slated as a mirrorless equivalent to the D850, but it can't subject track with the same reliability as its DSLR counterpart. AF performance is otherwise good, except in low light where hunting can lead to missed shots. […]

  • The NANO1 Is The World's Smallest Astronomy Camera
    on 16th October 2018 at 11:10 am

    A company called TinyMos has released a tiny camera for astronomy photography. […]

  • 3D Photos Now Available On Facebook
    on 16th October 2018 at 10:40 am

    Images posted to Facebook can now have 'depth and movement', the creators say. […]

  • Leica Q Now Available In Khaki
    on 16th October 2018 at 10:06 am

    The Leica Q limited edition colours keep expanding with the introduction of a green trim. […]

  • HEX Drops 2018 Camera Bag Collection
    on 16th October 2018 at 9:51 am

    Bag creators HEX has launched a new capsule camera bag design. […]

  • Turn A 4X5 Camera Into A Darkroom Enlarger
    on 16th October 2018 at 9:32 am

    Convert any 4x5 camera into an enlarger and create high-quality prints and scans from your 4x5, 120 and 35mm negatives. […]

  • Lightroom CC 2.0: What's new, and where is it headed?
    on 15th October 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Last year, Adobe shook up its Lightroom ecosystem – and quite a lot of its longtime customers – by announcing Lightroom CC 1.0, a completely new desktop photo management and editing app focused on Creative Cloud integration. The previous version lost its name to the upstart and was rebranded Lightroom Classic CC, leading many people to think, over Adobe’s sudden strenuous objections, that Classic was soon headed for the rejects bin. Today, Adobe released Lightroom CC 2.0 and […]

  • A fully-featured Photoshop is finally coming to the iPad
    on 15th October 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Earlier this year, Adobe Chief Product Officer, Scott Belsky, acknowledged Adobe was working on a full version of Adobe Photoshop for iPad. Today, we were given a glimpse into the fruits of its labor, with Adobe previewing Photoshop CC on iPad on stage at Adobe MAX 2018 in Los Angeles. While much of the underlying code remains the same as its desktop counterpart, Adobe Photoshop CC on iPad is redesigned to be used on mobile devices, with a cleaner interface and buttons large enough to be tapped […]

  • Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM sample gallery
    on 15th October 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The weather and has most definitely taken a turn toward fall here, and our shooting opportunities have followed suit. We brought the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 along to a harvest festival of sorts and a few of our usual haunts. The lens is currently the widest native prime for the RF system, and priced at $500 for its launch in December, is also the cheapest lens to debut with the RF. Take a look through our gallery to see how it performs. […]

  • New Pennsylvania bill will fine drone operators up to $300 for invading privacy
    on 14th October 2018 at 5:04 pm

    A new Pennsylvania bill, signed by Governor Tom Wolf, will impose a financial penalty for drone operators who use their drone to spy on people or otherwise endanger the physical wellbeing of someone. As reported by Pittsburgh's WTAE, House Bill 1346, which goes into effect 60 days after signing, says that any drone operator "who uses a drone to invade someone else's privacy or puts someone in fear of being physically harmed" will face a fine upwards of $300. "With the rise in popularity of […]

  • Photokina 2018: Sigma interview - 'There's no magic to it, we just try to be unique'
    on 14th October 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, pictured at this year's Photokina trade show in Cologne Germany, last month. We spoke to several senior executives last month in Germany at the Photokina trade show. Among them was Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, who shared his thoughts on the photography marketplace in general, and the just-announced L-mount alliance. The following interview has been edited for clarity and flow. How did the L-mount alliance come about? I don’t remember exactly when but I think it […]

  • Kodak Digitizing Box service breathes life into old media with minimal effort
    on 14th October 2018 at 12:17 am

    There's no shortage of ways to digitize your old film photos, videos, taps, and audio recordings on mediums long extinct. But Kodak is hoping you'll eschew other methods in favor of its new Kodak Digitizing Box. As the name suggests, the Kodak Digitizing Box is a simple solution to bringing analogue content into the digital world through the careful hands of professionals. In Kodaks own words, “The Kodak Digitizing Box brings a modern version of Kodak’s yellow envelope back to […]

  • DPReview TV: Atomos Ninja V review
    on 13th October 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Almost all new cameras include impressive video features, but for the best results you'll often need an off-camera recorder. Chris and Jordan take a look at the brand new Ninja V from Atomos, and explain why it might just be one of the most useful tools you can add to your camera. For even more information, read our article titled Why would I want an external monitor/recorder? Article: Why would I want an external monitor/recorder? Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to […]

  • The Collect app brings 360-degree editing to your mobile device
    on 12th October 2018 at 9:47 pm

    With 360-degree video capture becoming more popular and affordable there is also an increased demand for 360-degree video editing applications. The Collect app is now a new option that aims to make editing 360-degree videos as easy as possible. The app allows you to transform 360-degree into a more easily digestible format by transforming it into directed traditional videos and guiding the viewer's attention through smooth cinematic camera transitions. This is done by adding points of interest […]

  • TourBox is a portable controller that speeds up Photoshop and Lightroom photo editing
    on 12th October 2018 at 9:42 pm

    A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funding for TourBox, a controller designed for image processing software, including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The device features a knob, wheel, scroller, and multiple buttons, and is designed for use alongside a tablet or mouse. TourBox's controls are said to be precisely calibrated for ideal speed, accuracy, and acceleration, each button customizable for the creation of personal presets. With this controller, users are able to rapidly adjust brush […]