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  • Fujifilm Introduce Fujinon XF 18mm F/1.4 R LM WR Lens
    on 15th April 2021 at 6:00 am

    Fujifilm has released a new XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR wide-angle prime lens in a popular focal length for those who use Fujifilm X-Series mirrorless digital cameras.

  • Winners Of The Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Announced & UK Photographer Takes Top Title
    on 15th April 2021 at 6:00 am

    The World Photography Organisation has revealed the overall winners of the 2021 Sony World Photography Awards in its most popular categories.

  • Fast wide prime for Fujifilm X users
    by Andy Westlake on 15th April 2021 at 5:00 am

    Fujinon XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR promises rapid autofocus and weather-resistant design

  • Fujifilm announces XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR prime lens
    on 15th April 2021 at 5:00 am

    Fujifilm has introduced the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle prime lens, which is equivalent to 27mm when mounted on an X-mount body. This compact lens is surprisingly light given its fast maximum aperture, weighing in at 370 grams (13.1 ounces). The lens has a total of 15 elements (in 9 groups) and includes both aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass. The six-element focus group is driven by a 'near-silent' linear motor. The minimum focus distance of the 18mm F1.4 is 11cm (4.3"), with a […]

  • Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR pre-production sample gallery
    on 15th April 2021 at 5:00 am

    We've been shooting for a few days with a pre-production copy of Fujifilm's new XF 18mm F1.4 R WR lens, which offers a 27mm full-frame equivalent field of view, and optically, we're impressed. It offers excellent sharpness wide open, minimal distortion, and good control of flaring and aberrations; The sunstars at F16 are quite nice, too. Additionally, this 18mm is fast-to-focus (it uses linear AF motor), weather-sealed, and reasonably compact and lightweight. In short, for $1,000, it's a […]

  • DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR review
    on 15th April 2021 at 5:00 am

    The new Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR provides a 27mm-equivalent focal length for Fujifilm's X-mount cameras. Find out why Chris and Jordan like this fast, sharp and lightweight 18mm lens. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Sample images Autofocus Close-up performance Flare and sunstars Chromatic aberration Video capabilities Sharpness Bokeh The wrap Sample images from this episode

  • Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR
    on 15th April 2021 at 5:00 am

    Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R WR Fujifilm's latest lens, the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR, is a weather-sealed fast-aperture prime lens for the company's X-mount interchangeable lens cameras. Offering a field-of-view equivalent to 27mm on a full-frame camera, the XF 18mm F1.4 makes for a great walkaround lens for all types of photography, from landscape to street. Follow along with us for a quick tour of how the lens handles and shoots. Compared to the XF 18mm F2 R For those familiar […]

  • Report: Samsung working with Olympus on implementing IBIS in upcoming smartphones
    on 14th April 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Seemingly, every phone manufacturer wants to partner up with an established, well-respected camera company. Around the smartphone industry, this is already seen with OnePlus and Hasselblad, Vivo and Zeiss, and Huawei and Leica. According to Sammobile, rumors suggest that Samsung is getting in on this trend by working with Olympus on upcoming Galaxy smartphones. Huawei has a partnership with Leica, as seen here with the P30 Pro smartphone. OnePlus works with Hasselblad. Vivo works with […]

  • DxO PureRaw review: Impressive noise and lens processing for any editing app
    on 14th April 2021 at 5:02 pm

    DxO PureRaw 1.0$129 Introduction For years now, DxO Labs' Optics Pro and PhotoLab products have impressed photographers with their automatic lens corrections. And more recently their CPU-intensive PRIME / DeepPRIME noise reduction technology has also garnered plenty of praise, as we saw in our recent DxO PhotoLab 4 review. Yet while DxO has earned more than a few plaudits and built a devoted following for its software, it has never gained quite the mass-market appeal of rival Adobe. With […]

  • PureRAW aims to bring DxO’s magic to everyone
    by Andy Westlake on 14th April 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Program converts camera raw files to 16-bit linear DNGs using DxO's proprietary lens corrections and denoising

  • Closer look: Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM
    on 14th April 2021 at 1:00 pm

    A closer look at Canon's RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon has just announced a native RF contemporary to its popular EF 100mm F2.8L Macro lens. The RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM is an all-new design, and becomes Canon's first medium telephoto macro lens to offer a maximum magnification ratio of 1.4x, which means you can project images onto the camera's sensor 1.4x larger than life-size. Close focus The optical design comprises 17 elements in 13 groups. At its maximum magnification, you can […]

  • Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year shortlist revealed
    by Geoff Harris on 14th April 2021 at 11:48 am

    Check out some of the mouth-watering images which have made the cut in this year's leg of the premier food photography contest

  • Family photography ideas to try today
    by Geoff Harris on 14th April 2021 at 10:51 am

    Whatever is going on with the pandemic, we can still take great images of the family. Four top portrait photographers share some tips and insights you can use today

  • Sony’s Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III introduce variable optical zoom and 4K 120Hz OLED
    on 14th April 2021 at 9:33 am

    Sony has just announced the Xperia 1 Mark III, its flagship smartphone with camera technologies borrowed from its Alpha line of cameras, as well as display, cinema and audio capabilities built from the know-how of the broad divisions within Sony Electronics. The 'zoom' allows the Xperia 1 and 5 Mark III smartphones to optically achieve both 70 and 105mm equivalent focal lengths with its single telephoto module (with F2.3 and F2.8 apertures, respectively). The main (24mm) and wide (16mm) modules […]

  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8, RF 600mm f/4, 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lenses Announced
    on 14th April 2021 at 9:02 am

    Canon has announced three new RF mount lenses, including the 400mm f/2.8, and 600mm f/4 telephoto lenses, and the 100mm f/2.8 MACRO IS USM.

  • Sony Introduces Updated Line-Up Of Xperia Smartphones & Shares Sample Photos Demonstrating The Sony...
    on 14th April 2021 at 8:45 am

    Sony has updated the Xperia smartphone lineup with the introduction of the Xperia 10 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia 1 III all of which have an excellent range of cameras and interesting photography features.

  • Canon EOS R3 Announced With New Sensor And 30fps Continuous Shooting
    on 14th April 2021 at 8:22 am

    Canon has announced the new EOS R3, a high-speed mirrorless camera, aimed at professional sports photographers, with weather-sealing, a new Canon BSI CMOS sensor and Eye-AF control. Here's what we know so far.

  • Canon is developing the sports-focused EOS R3
    by Andy Westlake on 14th April 2021 at 4:02 am

    Highlight features include a new in-house stacked CMOS sensor and the return of Eye Control AF

  • All-new Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM for full-frame mirrorless
    by Andy Westlake on 14th April 2021 at 4:01 am

    Standout features are greater than life-size 1.4x magnification and spherical aberration control ring

  • Revamped Canon super-telephotos for RF mount
    by Andy Westlake on 14th April 2021 at 4:00 am

    Canon RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM are based on EF optics, but gain updated features and handling

  • Canon announces 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L RF-mount lenses
    on 14th April 2021 at 4:00 am

    Canon has announced two new telephoto prime lenses for the RF mount. The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and 600mm F4L IS USM have the same optical makeup as their EF-mount equivalents, with 17 elements in 13 groups, including one Super UD and two fluorite special elements, along with Super Spectra and Air Sphere coatings. Canon claims that the optical I.S. systems reduce camera shake by up to 5.5 stops regardless of which RF-mount body you're using. The minimum focus distance on the 400mm F2.8 is 2.5m […]

  • Canon EOS R3: What do we know, and what can it tell us about a future 'EOS-R1'?
    on 14th April 2021 at 4:00 am

    The EOS R3 clearly inherits aspects of Canon's EOS-1D series of cameras, but what else can we learn from what Canon has told us? Canon has just announced the development of what will be the highest-spec RF-mount camera yet, the EOS R3. The few details that have been released point towards a very interesting camera, but also something else; something even more capable, coming in the future. So although Canon hasn't given away a lot away in this announcement, it's provided enough lines for us […]

  • Canon EOS R3 development announced: high-end full-frame mirrorless
    on 14th April 2021 at 4:00 am

    Canon has revealed the first details of its high-end EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The R3 has a dual-grip design and will be able to shoot at up to 30 frames per second with full AF, but isn't branded as a successor to the EOS-1D series of pro sports DSLRs. Relatively small details have been disclosed, but Canon says that the R3 will be built around a Stacked CMOS sensor: a first for the company. The sensor will continue Canon's Dual Pixel AF design and will be designed and manufactured […]

  • New Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lets you adjust bokeh on-the-fly
    on 14th April 2021 at 4:00 am

    Canon's new RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM lens is the company's first RF-mount lens designed for close-up photography. Its minimum focus distance is 26cm (10"), giving a maximum magnification of 1.4X. The lens' image stabilization system switches to a 'hybrid' mode when focus distances are short, which activates shift (horizontal and vertical translation) reduction on top of the standard angular shake reduction. During regular shooting, the IS system reduces shake by up to 5 stops on its own and […]

  • DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Canon EOS R3 announcement
    on 14th April 2021 at 4:00 am

    Canon just pulled back the curtain on a major new camera, coming (we assume) later this year. The EOS R3 will sit above the R5 in the RF lineup, and will offer professional-grade build quality and a newly-developed Canon stacked CMOS sensor. In today's episode of DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan answer the question everyone is asking: what do they think about Canon's EOS R3 development announcement? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction […]

  • Slideshow: Winners of the 2021 Storm Photo/Photographer of the Year
    on 13th April 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Winners of the 2021 Storm Photo/Photographer of the Year The winning images and photographers of the inaugural Storm Photos of the Year competition have been announced, revealing a collection of awe-inspiring shots of Mother Nature on display. The Storm Photos of the Year competition was launched in February 2021 by Emmy award-winning photographer and filmmaker Mike Olbinski when he teamed up with storm chaser and Nikon ambassador Mike Mezeul. Together, the pair added YouTuber and landscape […]

  • Best cheap lighting accessories
    by Geoff Harris on 13th April 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Revealed: our favourite lighting accessories, from the cheap and cheerful to the more expensive and advanced. As we'll show, you don't need to get a second mortgage to get some cool lighting effects...

  • Adobe updates Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro, adding Apple M1 support to Rush and more
    on 13th April 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Adobe has updated its video editing applications, Adobe Premiere Rush and Adobe Premiere Pro. The April 2021 release of Premiere Rush adds, among other improvements, native Apple Silicon support. Premiere Pro (15.1) includes optimizations and small improvements. Looking first at Premiere Rush, the latest version now natively supports Apple computers with Apple's M1 chip, including recently released models like the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. With native M1 support, Premiere Rush […]

  • Prince Philip and photographers
    by Geoff Harris on 13th April 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Despite the late Duke of Edinburgh's well-documented impatience with some photographers, there is much more to the story

  • Just how good is Adobe Super Resolution? We put it to test with some classic 12MP ILCs
    on 13th April 2021 at 2:00 pm

    We've covered both the launch of Adobe's new Super Resolution feature, as well as its implications and benefits, according to photographer Michael Clark. So we thought it was high time to get some images into our studio testing widget and let you explore just how much detail this feature can add to files from older, lower-resolution cameras, compared with more modern high-megapixel models. After all, Adobe let you see how some crops of how our scene looked on their blog – now it's time to […]