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  • PolarPro introduces ultra-lightweight filter systems with active creators in mind
    on 12th November 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Today, California-based filter manufacturer, PolarPro, known for their premium ND and polarizing filters for cameras, as well as drones, announced the launch of two toolless, ultra-lightweight filter systems – one matte box, Basecamp, and one landscape filter system called Summit – designed to catapult professional creatives to the next skill level. BaseCamp Ultra-lightweight Matte Box System A base camp is a pillar of safety, as you head out into the unknown. It’s a haven […]

  • Volta packs an 8,000mAh power bank into the handle of a camera rig
    on 12th November 2019 at 7:10 pm

    A new Indiegogo campaign is seeking funds for Volta, an 8,000mAh power bank packed into a camera rig top handle. The product features multiple 1/4" and 3/8" screw mounts, a removable 'handle component,' and two interchangeable 21700 batteries, which are the same power cells used by Tesla. The top handle design is presented as a convenient way to tote around an extra power bank -- one that, in the case of Volta, features a USB-C port on the front of the handle offering 7.4v versus the 5v […]

  • Fujifilm X-Pro3 review: living in the moment, not a screen in sight
    on 12th November 2019 at 2:45 pm

    85%Overall scoreJump to conclusion The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a 26 megapixel mirrorless interchangeable lens camera built around a clever optical / electronic viewfinder and designed to look like a classic rangefinder. This, the third iteration of Fujifilm's first X-mount camera gains titanium top and base plates but the most noteworthy feature is an LCD panel that faces the back of the camera and needs to be flipped down to use it. The viewfinder and rear screen are the main distinctions between […]

  • Plugable's new 1TB, 2TB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSDs offer read speeds up to 2800MB/s
    on 12th November 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Computer accessory manufacturer Plugable has announced the release of its updated Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSDs, now with 1TB and 2TB capacities. The compact drive is constructed of solid anodized aluminum, weighs 173g (6.1oz) and features an integrated 18cm (7in) 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cable (read: not removable). Plugable claims the drive offers read and write speeds of up to 2800MB per second and 1800 MB per second, respectively, thanks to its PCIe Gen3 x4 connection. In our tests with a […]

  • Hands-on: The Sigma fp is shaping up to be an impressive camera for video pros
    on 12th November 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Hands-on with the Sigma fp The Sigma fp is the world's smallest full-frame camera. Built as a hybrid stills / video platform, the fp is highly modular and packed with features that many stills photographers would find esoteric in the extreme. The fp has clearly been designed with filmmakers in mind, and after using one for a few days, we suspect that they'll love it. Hands-on with the Sigma fp Measuring 112 x 70 x 45mm and weighing only 422g (just shy of one pound) with a battery and memory […]

  • The best cameras for portraits in 2019
    on 12th November 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Whether you make a living out of taking professional portraits, or are the weekend warrior who knows their way around flashes and reflectors, you'll want a camera with high resolution, exceptional autofocus and a good selection of portrait prime lenses. We've selected a group of cameras that meet those requirements and will produce pro-looking portraits that will satisfy your clients. Best for pros: Sony a7R IV It's hard not to recommend Sony's a7R IV as a portraitist's main camera. It gives […]

  • Wotancraft Ryker Camera Bag Review By David Thorpe
    on 12th November 2019 at 10:08 am

    David Thorpe is putting the Wotancraft Ryker camera bag to the test to find out if it's the perfect bag for street photography fans.

  • Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Winner Announced
    on 12th November 2019 at 9:28 am

    A photographic series which features images of a photographer's late mother has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019.

  • Hahnemuhle Natural Line Of Paper Now Available
    on 12th November 2019 at 9:09 am

    Bamboo, hemp and agave are used in Hahnemuhle's latest line-up of FineArt inkjet papers.

  • Kodak's film business saw a revenue increase of 21% last quarter, but overall profit is down
    on 12th November 2019 at 12:13 am

    Eastman Kodak has announced that revenue for its film business grew in the last quarter by 21%, offering a rare glimmer of positive news in a generally shrinking market. The growth though is somewhat tempered by the fact that the company made a loss of $5 million over all in the same period, and that total revenue was down compared to the same quarter last year. Much of the company’s business is tied up in the industrial sector with specialist printing and graphics applications, and a […]

  • AMD teases huge Adobe performance boost with new 3rd-gen Ryzen 'Threadripper' CPUs
    on 11th November 2019 at 9:18 pm

    American semiconductor company AMD has taken the wraps off its new 3rd-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. The product line is comprised of the 24-core 3960X and the 32-core 3970x models featuring the company's 7nm 'Zen 2' core architecture, 140/144MB cache, and up 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes. In its announcement on Monday, AMD provided some examples of the performance increases consumers can expect from its new Threadrippers, including up to a 47% performance boost in Adobe Premiere. That's with […]

  • Canon reveals its first two 8K broadcast lenses, the UHD-DIGISUPER 51 and 7x10.7 KAS S
    on 11th November 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Canon has taken the wraps off the new UHD-DIGISUPER 51 (SP51x15.5B) and 7x10.7 KAS S, its first two 8K broadcast lenses. The models are compatible with 8K broadcast cameras that feature 1.25" sensors, according to Canon, which notes that this equipment has become more popular in documentary production and sports coverage. The UHD-DIGISUPER 51 8K model is a 51x field zoom lens with what Canon says is the longest focal range in the world at 15.5 - 790mm. An integrated 1.5x extender brings the […]

  • Voigtlander's 75mm F1.5 Vintage Line Nokton lens is now available for $999
    on 11th November 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Earlier this year, Voigtlander released details of a 75mm F1.5 Vintage Line Nokton lens for Leica M-mount camera systems. Now, the lens is shipping and effectively replacing the 75mm F1.8 Heliar Classic lens Voigtlander previously offered. As noted in our initial coverage, the lens comes in black and silver variations. It features an optical design made of seven elements in six groups including three low-dispersion elements and one aspherical element. The lens is manual focus with a minimum […]

  • Canon EOS-1D X III interview: We speak to the 'father of the EOS-1'
    on 11th November 2019 at 2:00 pm

    We recently had the chance to speak to two senior executives at Canon - Mr. Toshio Matsumoto, Senior Principal Engineer, and Mr. Kazuyuki Suzuki, Chief of Operations, from Canon's Image Communication Business group. Mr. Matsumoto is known within Canon as the 'father of the EOS-1', and is pictured above holding the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Our conversation was conducted via an interpreter. As such, responses have been combined, and this interview has been edited lightly for clarity and […]

  • The best cameras for family and friends photos in 2019
    on 11th November 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Family moments are precious, and sometimes you want to capture that time spent with friends or loved-ones in better quality than your phone can manage. We've selected a group of cameras that are easy to keep with you, and that can adapt to take photos wherever and whenever something memorable happens. Our pick: Sony a6100 We've chosen the Sony a6100 because its autofocus system is so good at focusing on people. With very little effort, it will find people and stay focused on them, even if they […]

  • Irix Announce 11mm T4.3 Cine Lens - Pricing Revealed
    on 11th November 2019 at 11:36 am

    Irix have announced an 11mm T4.3 Cine lens, the second full-frame Cine lens in its range, and one which will create super panoramic film shots.

  • Glencoe Landscape Awarded POTW Accolade
    on 11th November 2019 at 10:51 am

    A beautiful shot of Buachaille Etive Mor has been chosen to win the Photo of the Week accolade this week.

  • Save 20% On PikPerfect Photo Books, Free Canvas From My-Picture.co.uk, Save 30% On A Vanguard...
    on 11th November 2019 at 9:13 am

    This month we have some fantastic exclusive offers for you, including a free canvas, a 20% saving on your first order with PikPerfect, as well as a 30% saving on a Vanguard carbon fibre tripod! Read on to find out more.

  • Nikon Z50 vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II: midrange mirrorless comparison
    on 10th November 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Midrange mirrorless comparison - Nikon's Z50 versus Canon's EOS M6 Mark II Nikon's Z50 and Canon's EOS M6 Mark II are both built around APS-C sized sensors, mirrorless lens mounts, come with twin-dial controls and are being launched at similar prices. But as much as they have in common, there are plenty of other aspects separating the two as well. We've gotten a chance to use them both and have a ton of details for you about how they compare, but not just on specs alone. We'll take a closer […]

  • What is it like to come back to a DSLR after shooting mirrorless?
    on 10th November 2019 at 1:00 pm

    With the 18-135mm attached, the 90D is a larger camera than I've become used to carrying. It didn't get the way of enjoying my vacation, though. I’ve been a professional photographer since 2012, when the DSLR reigned supreme. The Canon 5D Mark III was my main body that I used exclusively for photography work. As my personal and professional interests gravitated towards video, I took the plunge and placed an order for the Sony a7R III in February 2018. A year later, I added the Fujifilm […]

  • Instagram CEO says it will start testing hidden 'likes' in the US starting this week
    on 9th November 2019 at 7:26 pm

    After testing it in numerous other regions, including Brazil, Japan, Canada and Australia, Instagram has confirmed it will start hiding ‘likes’ for accounts based in the United States this coming week. The confirmation comes from Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri during the below interview at WIRED25. In it, he says certain users in the United States will have ‘private likes’ as soon as this week. Based on how Mosseri addresses the crowd, it appears as though the rollout will […]

  • Review: The DJI Mavic Mini is the tiny drone you want in your Xmas stocking
    on 9th November 2019 at 3:00 pm

    DJI Mavic Mini$399 | www.dji.com DJI just announced the latest addition to its Mavic series, the Mini, and what's most notable about it is its weight of 249 grams at takeoff. In the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires registration on all unmanned aerial vehicles weighing between 250 grams (0.55 pounds) and 55 pounds, and similar laws apply in many other countries. Ultralight weight may be the Mavic Mini's headline feature, but focusing on that overlooks the fact that it's […]

  • DPReview TV: Hands-on with anamorphic lenses
    on 9th November 2019 at 8:00 am

    Jordan reviews the Vazen 40mm T2, the first anamorphic lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. In the process, he gives us a great primer on using anamorphic optics for both video and stills. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Intro Spherical vs. anamorphic lenses Size and design Image quality Focus breathing Flare Anamorphic photography Competition Conclusion

  • Wikiview photo browser makes it easy to search through Wikimedia Commons images
    on 8th November 2019 at 7:29 pm

    A team with German university HTW Berlin has published a new project called Wikiview, a website that makes it easy to search for images in the Wikimedia Commons. With Wikiview, anyone can search for images related to a subject, then narrow down the results by adding other search terms, such as looking specifically for photos of old cars that are located outdoors. Wikiview enables users to zoom in and out of the 2D image map used to present grid-based image results. When the user selects a […]

  • Adobe is testing a live-streaming feature for its Creative Cloud apps
    on 8th November 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Select Adobe users who have access to the company's Fresco digital painting and drawing app are currently testing a new live-streaming feature that enables them to broadcast their work in real-time. The live-streaming feature was announced at the Adobe Max conference and recently detailed by The Verge, which reports that Adobe views this as a way to make creators and its products go 'viral.' The live-streaming feature will be built into Adobe Creative Cloud apps, according to the company's […]

  • Zeiss announces Radiance Prime lenses with controlled flare effects for cinematographers
    on 8th November 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Optical manufacturer Zeiss has announced a new set of lenses based on its Supreme Prime range but which are designed to produce attractive flare easily and in a controlled manner. The Zeiss Supreme Radiance Prime lenses will only be available as a set of seven focal lengths and can only be ordered between now and the end of March 2020. The lenses have been created to enable cinematographers to introduce a controlled amount of flare into their productions without losing optical quality. The […]

  • Sony teases its next-generation Quad-Bayer smartphone sensor
    on 8th November 2019 at 3:29 pm

    The people at Sony's image sensor division have posted a teaser video for an upcoming new smartphone image sensor, the IMX686, on the Chinese social media site Weibo. The new chip is the successor to the IMX586, which was one of the first 48MP Quad-Bayer sensors and has been deployed in several high-end smartphones. Sony does not reveal the sensor resolution or other specifications in the video but based on rumors about phones that will supposedly use the sensor GSM Arena estimates it to be […]

  • Updated: Sony a6600 sample gallery
    on 8th November 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Sony a6600 made its debut in late August, and in the months since then we've been testing it out in a wide range of situations. Our initial sample image gallery has been updated with images from our latest testing, including an artistic painting competition, because why not? See our updated Sony a6600 sample gallery

  • Large format photography with the Intrepid Camera Company
    by Amateur Photographer on 8th November 2019 at 11:50 am

    The Intrepid Camera Company is a small manufacturing company shaking up the world of large-format photography from a workshop in Brighton. Ailsa McWhinnie finds out moreThe fourth generation of the Intrepid 5x4in - the camera that started the storyIn a workshop in Brighton, a small manufacturing company is shaking up the world of large-format photography. Ailsa McWhinnie finds out more

  • Adobe's #ProjectAboutFace can detect when portraits are altered and undo the edits
    on 7th November 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Adobe has collaborated with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, to develop a new tool to detect when photos have been digitally altered using Photoshop’s Face-Aware Liquify tool and adjust them back to the original image. The prototype tool, codenamed ‘Project About Face,’ will pore over an image pixel-by-pixel and create a heat map showing where it believes the image is most likely altered. From there, the edits can effectively be undone to show what the […]