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  • Top Macro Photography Tips and Techniques
    by AP Staff on 28th February 2024 at 4:10 pm

    Close-up macro photography is great for really bringing out the detail of your subject. Colin Varndell and AP offer 15 creative macro photography tips The post Top Macro Photography Tips and Techniques appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • World Photography Organisation announces professional finalists for Sony World Photography Awards...
    on 28th February 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Sony World Photography Awards finalists The World Photography Organization has announced the professional category finalists and shortlisted photographers for the Sony World Photography Awards 2024. This year over 395,000 images from more than 220 countries and territories were submitted to professional categories, a new record for the 17-year-old competition. Organizers have whittled those entries down to three finalists and an assortment of shortlisted images in each of 10 categories: […]

  • AP Picture of the Week 2024 – Your best photos shared!
    by Jessica Miller on 28th February 2024 at 9:00 am

    We share the latest photo selected as AP's Picture of the Week winner, taken by you - the readers! The post AP Picture of the Week 2024 – Your best photos shared! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Vivo V30 Pro announced with three cameras co-engineered with Zeiss
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 28th February 2024 at 6:31 am

    Vivo has announced the V30 Pro, which features three 50MP cameras co-engineered with Zeiss. The post Vivo V30 Pro announced with three cameras co-engineered with Zeiss appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Best photo editing software in 2024
    by Jon Stapley on 27th February 2024 at 11:32 pm

    Take your images to the next level with the best photo editing software. Jon Stapley and the AP team pick top programs, including free tools. The post Best photo editing software in 2024 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Best external camera screens and camera monitors
    by Rod Lawton on 27th February 2024 at 10:25 pm

    To shoot video seriously you'll want a great external camera screen for more effective viewing and monitoring. The post Best external camera screens and camera monitors appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • In the market for a pre-owned prime? These classics are worth trying.
    on 27th February 2024 at 3:01 pm

    Photo: MPB If you feel stuck in a creative rut, one of the best ways to improve your skills and expand your photography is by picking up a classic used lens (or three). If you've got a modern mirrorless camera, or even an older DSLR, there are countless options to try. Not sure where to start? We teamed up with MPB, the largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo and video gear, to point you in the right direction. MPB is known for its attention to detail – its product […]

  • Ricoh GR IIIx vs Fujifilm X100V: how the X100VI changes the calculus
    on 27th February 2024 at 2:34 pm

    Introduction Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2021. With the 2024 release of the Fujifilm X100VI, we have updated the story to include the new camera. With the arrival of the X100VI, there is a new camera gunning for the top spot for large-sensor fixed-lens cameras sold at anything approaching a mainstream price. We often see Ricoh's GR cameras discussed alongside Fujifilm's X100 series models. Both have a similar design approach, emphasize photography and have […]

  • The crucial cameras and lenses announcements of CP+ Expo 2024
    on 27th February 2024 at 2:00 pm

    The 2024 CP+ Expo is officially over. While our coverage will continue with interviews rolling out over the coming weeks (and some of our staff are still in Japan), the avalanche of product announcements is finished. Here are the biggest, cannot-miss-them announcements from (or at the very least proximate to) the show this year. Most of it is not shipping right this second, but plenty is still available for preorder now. Fujifilm X100VI Launched days before CP+ technically kicked off, […]

  • Sony World Photography Awards 2024: Professional finalists announced
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 27th February 2024 at 12:03 pm

    The Photographer of the Year 2024 winner is chosen from the Professional finalists and will be announced on 18 April. The post Sony World Photography Awards 2024: Professional finalists announced appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Limited time deal: Save £200 on the Honor Magic5 Pro!
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 27th February 2024 at 9:52 am

    Save £200 on the Honor Magic5 Pro with this limited time deal - it is now available to buy for around £700! The post Limited time deal: Save £200 on the Honor Magic5 Pro! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • OM System Tough TG-7 Review – Raw makes it
    by Joshua Waller on 27th February 2024 at 8:02 am

    The OM System Tough TG-7 is one of the few tough, waterproof, compact cameras left. Joshua Waller reviews it. The post OM System Tough TG-7 Review – Raw makes it appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • How to get more dynamic range in your images
    by AP Staff on 26th February 2024 at 6:30 pm

    Discover what dynamic range is, why it’s important and how to maximise it in your photographs for perfect exposures The post How to get more dynamic range in your images appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Photographer brings 127-year-old film camera to a football match
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 26th February 2024 at 3:55 pm

    Photographer Miles Myerscough-Harris brought a 127-year-old No.4 Cartridge Kodak from 1897 to a shoot - see the results! The post Photographer brings 127-year-old film camera to a football match appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Tour Yokohama's CP+ Expo in 30 seconds: one of the world's largest camera shows
    on 24th February 2024 at 2:00 pm

    We're in Yokohama, Japan, for the CP+ Expo, the annual camera industry trade show for the latest products from Japanese manufacturers. There's booth after booth of camera bodies, lenses, software updates and more to pursue, along with the occasional surprises and headscratchers.Recent Videos For our team, this is a special time, not just to run from one company to the next to see what they have cooking but also to meet with industry insiders to learn more about where the industry is going and […]

  • What came before the Fujifilm X100VI: a history of the series
    on 23rd February 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Defining a brand The Fujifilm Finepix X100 was the company's first large-sensor compact, and helped define the X series that sprang from it. As a result, understanding the X100 VI's history helps us understand the brand. In the noughties, Fujifilm had become known for its long-zoom 'bridge' compacts. But in the face of a price war, it wanted to remind people that it was also a world leader in broadcast lenses and a brand that understood photography. Sigma and then Leica had already […]

  • Sony's high-speed transmitter lets you bolt 5G connectivity onto its cameras
    on 22nd February 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Image: Sony Previously announced in Japan, Sony is bringing its PDT-FP1 5G transmitter to the United States. The smartphone-shaped transmitter is pointedly not a phone (it cannot make calls) but instead uses its 5G connection to transfer files from compatible Sony cameras to an FTP location. It can also use Sony Creators’ Cloud for enterprise app.Recent Videos The PDT-FP1's software can monitor network communications or use the device as an external display while transmitting data. As […]

  • Venus Optic's Laowa 10mm F2.8 Zero-D FF is the company's first autofocus lens
    on 22nd February 2024 at 2:34 pm

    Recent Videos Venus Optics has released the Laowa 10mm F2.8 'Zero-D' FF lens, the company's first lens with autofocus, as long as you're using a Sony E-mount or Nikon Z-mount body. Those with Canon RF or Leica L-mount cameras will be manual focus only. The 10mm F2.8 has a 130° angle-of-view, which the company claims makes it the world's widest rectilinear (i.e., non-fisheye) lens. The lens has a total of 15 elements, including 3 ED and 2 aspherical elements. Venus will offer the lens with […]

  • OpenAI's Sora is racing into a brave new world of misinformation
    on 22nd February 2024 at 2:15 pm

    A frame grab from an AI-generated video OpenAI created by entering the following prompt into Sora: "A stylish woman walks down a Tokyo street filled with warm glowing neon and animated city signage. She wears a black leather jacket, a long red dress, and black boots, and carries a black purse. She wears sunglasses and red lipstick. She walks confidently and casually. The street is damp and reflective, creating a mirror effect of the colorful lights. Many pedestrians walk about." AI video […]

  • Panasonic intros Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 macro travel zoom
    on 22nd February 2024 at 12:30 am

    Recent Videos Panasonic has introduced what it claims is the smallest and lightest zoom lens for mirrorless systems: the Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 Macro OIS. This L-mount lens is just 9.3cm (3.7") long and weighs in at 413 grams (14.6 ounces). The 28-200's Dual IS 2 stabilizer can compensate for up to 6.5 stops of camera shake. It's capable of taking half-size (0.5x) close-ups with a minimum distance of 14cm (5.5"). Panasonic says that the lens has been designed to reduce focus breathing, and […]

  • Fujifilm teases new XF 16-50mm F2.8-4.8 kit lens
    on 21st February 2024 at 7:50 pm

    Image: Fujifilm The X100VI was undoubtedly the star of Fujifilm's X Summit event in Tokyo earlier this week, but Fujifilm also tucked some additional news into the end of its press conference, including a tease for a new version of its long-standing X-mount kit lens.Recent Videos Fujifilm's current X-mount kit lens, the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4, is over a decade old. Little is known about what the new XF 16-50mm F2.8-4.8 will include. Fujifilm has promised improvements to compactness, […]

  • The OM System OM-1 will get autofocus improvements via firmware this fall
    on 21st February 2024 at 4:26 pm

    Photo: Richard Butler Less than a month after the release of the OM-1 Mark II, OM System has announced that its original OM-1, released in 2022, will benefit from a firmware update later this year. Owners can expect upgraded autofocus capabilities and the option to use the 'trash' button as a programmable shortcut. But don't expect any new features from the Mark II.Recent Videos While the primary new features of the OM-1 Mark II, like human detection autofocus and improvements to simulated […]

  • Sony promises fast performance on new compact FE 24-50mm F2.8 lens
    on 21st February 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Image: Sony Sony has announced a compact 24-50mm F2.8G lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. Coming in at just 440 grams (just under 1 pound), this lens covers the most popular focal lengths for everyday shooting in a chassis 92mm (3.6") long.Recent Videos Sony claims that they've made no compromises with the lens. It has an 11-blade circular aperture, uses ED and aspherical elements, and has twin linear motors for responsive and quiet focusing. Sony says that the lens can keep up […]

  • Fujifilm X100VI, a sample gallery from the streets of Seattle to Tokyo
    on 21st February 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Recent Videos At first glance, you'd be forgiven to assume that Fujifilm's X100VI doesn't deviate too far from its predecessor. The exterior is virtually identical and it's easy to confuse the two. But under that nostalgia-inspired body lies improvements to the sensor, autofocus and the introduction of in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The camera also remains very pocketable and we took it along through city streets, coffee shops, nightlife and across oceans from our home in Seattle to […]

  • Sigma announces 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS super-telephoto for E- and L-mount
    on 21st February 2024 at 1:00 am

    Sigma announced a pair of lenses at CP+ in Japan, and the larger of the two (literally) is the 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS "Sports". Despite that range, the lens is relatively compact and light. It's 234mm (9.2") long and weighs in at 1.4kg (3 lbs). It will be available for Sony E-mount and bodies that support L-mount glass. Buy now: $2,999 at B&H $2,999 at Adorama The 500mm F5.6 has 20 elements in 14 groups and has both FLD (similar to fluorite) and SLD glass. The focus groups are driven by […]

  • Sigma to ship ultra-fast 15mm F1.4 "Art" diagonal fisheye lens in March
    on 21st February 2024 at 1:00 am

    Recent Videos Sigma has announced its 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye lens at CP+ in Japan. The lens is well-suited for astrophotography, with a 180-degree field-of-view, manual focus lock button, and lens heater support. Sigma claims that the lens has "unparalleled resolving power" thanks to its use of FLD and SLD elements. Buy now: $1999 at B&H Photo $1999 at Adorama The lens is weather-sealed and offers an aperture ring that can click or rotate smoothly. There are a grand […]

  • This limited-edition X100VI comes with Fujifilm's founding logo
    on 20th February 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Photo: Richard Butler The Fujifilm X100VI is here, and you can preorder it right now. Does that feel just a little too easy? You're in luck! The X100VI is also being released in a limited edition variety, with Fujifilm's founding logo, in a run of just 1934 units, with quantities varying based on geographic location. Image: Fujifilm Each of the 1934 cameras in the run (a number that harkens back to Fujifilm's founding 90 years ago) will be adorned with the original Fujifilm logo on […]

  • Fujifilm X100VI initial review
    on 20th February 2024 at 6:00 am

    Recent Videos The Fujifilm X100VI is a photographers' fixed-lens camera which combines a stabilized 40MP APS-C sensor with a 35mm equivalent F2 lens. Key features: 40MP BSI CMOS APS-C X-Trans sensor 35mm equiv F2 lens In-body IS rated at up to 6EV of correction Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder (3.69M dot OLED panel) Machine-learning trained subject recognition AF 14 film simulations 6.2K video capture and 10-bit recording Built-in ND filter Tilt up/down rear touchscreen The X100VI will […]

  • Fujifilm X100V vs X100VI: What's the difference and should you upgrade?
    on 20th February 2024 at 6:00 am

    Photo: Richard Butler Today in Japan, Fujifilm announced the X100VI, the long-awaited successor to the virally popular X100V that has been almost impossible to buy at retail for the better part of several years. Whether you managed to snag an X100V before it became so hard to come by or were stuck hoping to find a reasonably-priced one on the used market, the X100VI absolutely changes the calculus. Buy now: $1,599 at B&H Photo $1,599 at Adorama Does the X100VI have a better sensor […]

  • Fujifilm announces X100VI at X Summit Tokyo event
    on 20th February 2024 at 5:30 am

    Fujifilm has used its X Summit event in Tokyo to announce the X100VI, the latest version of its premium large sensor compact. We've been shooting with the new camera for the past few weeks. Click here to read our initial review and see our sample gallery. Buy now: $1,599 at B&H Photo $1,599 at Adorama Fujifilm Holding's President and CEO Teiichi Goto says this year marks the 90th anniversary of the company. As the company's original business, image making will remain at the heart of […]