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ePHOTOzine Daily Competition Challenge Winners Week 3 September 2020
on 28th September 2020 at 12:58 pm
Find out which ePHOTOzine member has won a Samsung memory card in week 3 of our popular daily photo competitions which take place over in the forums.
September 'Colour' Competition - Win A Loupedeck CT Pro-Editing Console
on 28th September 2020 at 12:58 pm
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.
Grab A Camera Bargain: Amazon Prime Day 2020 Will Take Place On 13 & 14 October 2020
on 28th September 2020 at 12:02 pm
Mark your calendars people! Amazon Prime Day will be returning next month with two-days of events taking place on 13 and 14 October!
Canon EOS C70 RF Mount Cinema EOS System Camera Introduced
on 28th September 2020 at 11:22 am
The EOS C70 is a new generation RF Mount Cinema EOS System camera featuring Canonâ€™s 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor.
Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Introduced Along With Sample Photos
on 28th September 2020 at 10:53 am
Tamron's latest lens, the 70-300mm, is designed to be used with Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras and it will be available in October.
Ullswater Landscape With A Hint Of Autumn Wins 'Photo Of The Week'
on 28th September 2020 at 9:22 am
A landscape photo of a popular Lake District location with Autumnal tones creeping in has been crowned our 'Photo of the Week' winner.
Sample gallery: macro photos with a motorized slider
on 27th September 2020 at 1:00 pm
Macro photography has captured the imagination of many-a photographer looking to get out of a creative slump. It's an eye-opening experience to see otherwise uninteresting subjects revealed in an entirely new way. Even better, it's pretty cheap to experiment with macro by picking up some inexpensive macro tubes that will work with your existing gear. DPR contributor Chris Foreman recently shared his experience getting back into macro photography, and detailed his unique approach using focus […]
Video: How Kodak became yet another victim of the juggernaut of changing technology
on 26th September 2020 at 7:26 pm
The Eastman Kodak Company, better known as Kodak, was co-founded by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong way back in 1888. In the more than 130 years since, the company has been through a lot. It once was a dominant force in the photography industry, at times being almost as synonymous with photography as the Apple iPod once was with respect to music. For all but the youngest in society, we have all heard the phrase, 'Kodak moment.' However, with the advent of digital photography, Kodak began to […]
Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 sample gallery (DPReview TV)
on 26th September 2020 at 7:00 am
Fujifilm's new 50mm F1.0 lens practically begs to be used for portraits, so we shot lots of them, including many wide open at F1.0. Check out our sample gallery to see how it performs. View the Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 sample gallery
DPReview TV: Fujifilm 50mm F1.0 review
on 26th September 2020 at 7:00 am
The Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR promises to be great for portraiture. Does it live up to the hype? And how does it compare to Fujifilm's own 56mm F1.2? Watch our review to find out. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Sample images Why we used electronic shutter for testing Size and design Minimum focus distance Autofocus performance Bokeh Focus accuracy Chromatic aberration Flare (or lack therof) Sharpness Video performance (wow!) […]
Get great results by converting an older digital camera to infrared
by Geoff Harris on 25th September 2020 at 5:00 pm
We reveal how converting an older mirrorless (or DSLR) camera to infrared can give it a new lease of life, particuarly when it comes to getting striking black and white shots
Library of Congress launches AI-powered, image-based Newspaper Navigator tool
on 25th September 2020 at 3:55 pm
The Library of Congress has launched a new AI-powered image-based tool for searching through old newspapers, enabling anyone to find historic images from more than 16 million scanned newspaper pages. Newspaper Navigator builds upon the LOC's existing Chronicling America project, the result being a visual content recognition model capable of finding a variety of images in digitized newspapers, including maps, comics, photographs, illustrations, advertisements and more. The Chronicling America […]
Tamron announces a compact $549 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 for Sony E mount cameras
on 25th September 2020 at 1:10 pm
Tamron has announced the release of the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD, a lens deemed as ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.’ The lens is constructed of 15 elements in 10 groups, including a low dispersion element for minimizing aberrations. Autofocus is driven by Tamron’s Rapid Extra-Silent Stepping Drive (RXD) motor technology. Other specifications include an aperture range of F4.5 (at 70mm) to F32 (at 300mm), a […]
Film Fridays: Photographing Machu Picchu on a panorama film camera
on 25th September 2020 at 1:00 pm
Visiting Peru, specifically Manchu Picchu, was something I wanted to experience ever since I wrote a school report on it in the fourth grade. The idea that there was a civilization of Incans living in the mountains hundreds of years ago, having such a thriving existence was extremely mind-boggling for a young boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. A different civilization from mine, living not only in the jungle but the mountain jungle made me want to visit and see what it was all about. For […]
Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D) sample gallery
on 25th September 2020 at 12:00 pm
The Canon Rebel T8i (known as the EOS 850D outside of the U.S.) represents the latest iteration of the company's high-end entry-level DSLR. And it's a well-rounded package, with a fully articulated touchscreen, 4K/24p video and 7 fps continuous burst shooting. It's well equipped to provide ambitious beginners with everything they need to get started in photography: Take a look at the kind of images this camera is capable of.
Subscription service offers ‘wonder box’ of analogue photography films to try
by Geoff Harris on 25th September 2020 at 11:39 am
Film photography fans can get to grips with a range of analogue films
AI Sky Replacement - Coming Soon To Adobe Photoshop
on 25th September 2020 at 10:00 am
Add dramatic skies to scenes faster and easier than ever before with a new AI tool that's coming to Adobe Photoshop soon.
Smaller, more affordable Tamron 70-300mm lens for Sony E-mount
by Geoff Harris on 25th September 2020 at 9:49 am
Affordable 70-300mm telezoom for the Sony E mount full-frame mirrorless system from Tamron – smaller, lighter and more affordable than the Sony version but no built-in stabilisation
RGKit Play is a modular motion control kit that’s already funded on Kickstarter
on 24th September 2020 at 10:00 pm
Argineering has launched a Kickstarter campaign for RGKit Play, 'the first-ever modular wireless motion control kit that allows creatives to add movement to their design and camera.' The campaign has already eclipsed its $50,000 funding goal by more than $25,000 at the time of writing. RGKit includes motors, accessories, light controllers, sensors and a phone application and aims to simplify the process of creating mechanical motion. Argineering states that RGKit Play can be used for tasks such […]
Profoto's new A10 speedlight works with smartphones via AirX Bluetooth technology
on 24th September 2020 at 5:24 pm
Profoto has unveiled the A10, its third and latest round-head speedlight in its A1 lineup. Much like the A1X was nearly identical to the A1, the A10 is effectively an A1X with built-in Bluetooth and AirX technology for making the most of the speedlight, even with a smartphone. Profoto showed off its AirX technology back in July with its B10 and B10 Plus monolights, and more recently, its C1 and C1 Plus LED lights, but until now, it wasn’t available for its speedlights. The A10 changes […]
You can now use select Nikon DSLRs, mirrorless cameras as webcams on macOS
on 24th September 2020 at 3:50 pm
Yesterday, Nikon released a beta version of its Webcam Utility software for macOS. Like the Windows version, released back on August 6, the macOS utility will allow owners of Nikon Z series and DSLR camera owners to use their compatible cameras as webcams with popular livestreaming and video conferencing software via USB. The macOS version of the Webcam Utility appears to function identically as the Windows version, complete with support for the following cameras: Z7, Z6, Z5, Z50, D6, D850, […]
Close-up Photography of the Year winners revealed
by Geoff Harris on 24th September 2020 at 1:23 pm
Check out some of the fantastic close-up and macro images in this year's contest, co-founded by former AP staffer Tracy Calder
How to: Shoot better macro photos using a slider and focus stacking
on 24th September 2020 at 1:00 pm
A Sony a6300 and an Edelkrone motorized slider: interesting marriage of technique and technology? Like a lot of people, I’ve always had an interest in macro photography, which unfortunately never really developed into anything more than the odd shot of a flower or two. Then a couple of years ago I sold my seldom used 100mm F2.8 Sony macro lens when I moved from Sony A- to Sony E-mount. At the time I thought my macro shooting days were behind me. But then I became interested in focus […]
Canon announces the EOS C70, a Cinema EOS camera in a mirrorless body
on 24th September 2020 at 12:00 pm
Canon has announced the EOS C70, a digital cinema camera with a body that resembles a mirrorless stills camera. Notably, the C70 uses Canon's RF lens mount, making it the first Cinema EOS camera to adopt the company's newest lens system. The EOS C70 features a Super35 sensor using Canon's next-generation Dual Gain Output (DGO) technology. The DGO sensor reads each pixel at two different gain levels, with one prioritizing saturation and highlight protection and the other suppressing noise in the […]
Buyers guide: what are the best DSLRs you can buy?
by Geoff Harris on 24th September 2020 at 9:55 am
Sticking with the DSLR system? We reveal the best-buy DSLR models for a wide range of budgets and genres
ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021 announced, promising faster performance and new features
on 23rd September 2020 at 4:00 pm
ACD Systems International has launched ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2021. This is the newest version of the company's flagship photo editing software. The new version is focused on providing improved performance. ACD Systems International states that Photo Studio Ultimate 2021's performance enhancements are up to 100 percent faster and RAW decoding is up to 20 percent faster. Frank Lin, CTO & COO of ACD Systems International, says, 'This product is everything you need to optimize your […]
What was it like to cover the Black Lives Matter protests in NYC?
by Geoff Harris on 23rd September 2020 at 3:22 pm
Five MPB employees in the US have shared a fascinating video about photographing the recent Black Lives Matter protests in New York City. We find out more from one, and why she decided to shoot the protests on a Leica film camera
Moment unveils CineBloom, its new line of cinematic diffusion filters
on 23rd September 2020 at 3:03 pm
Photography accessory company Moment has released CineBloom, its new lineup of diffusion filters meant to ‘take the edge’ off your digital photos. Inspired by cinema, the new CineBloom filters can be used with both stills and video, and ‘capture dreamy, film-like vibes straight out of a camera,’ not unlike the ‘Pro-Mist’ diffusion filters Tiffen produces. The filters are constructed of ‘aerospace grade aluminum’ and ‘Japanese optical glass’ and come in seven sizes: […]
MFT ‘Alice’ concept camera promises smartphone AI with interchangeable lenses
on 23rd September 2020 at 2:06 pm
A team of engineers, data scientists and content creators have come together to produce a camera that it says marries the quality of Micro Four Thirds with the artificial intelligence of a smartphone to ‘change and challenge the concept of the digital camera for the next decade’. Alice is a camera that uses a MFT sensor and lens mount, and which is controlled by a smartphone app. Similar to Sony's QX10 camera announced back in 2013, Alice has no screen of its own, but uses a clamp on the […]
DPReview TV: How to start a YouTube channel Part III – should you shoot in a studio or in the...
on 23rd September 2020 at 1:00 pm
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own YouTube channel? In this video, we discuss the pros and cons of working of shooting from a studio vs. shooting in the field. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Studio: Advantages Studio: Disadvantages Field: Advantages Field: Disadvantages Field: Conclusion