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  • DPReview TV - Puppet Chris and Jordan in: The Quest for Chowder
    on 24th September 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Chris and Jordan were invited to Seattle for some meetings with the DPReview team. Unfortunately, their jobs prevented them from their real objective: eating delicious Seattle chowder. Also, this week they are puppets. Chowder provided by Duke's Seafood. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week! Staying awake Day 1 Day 2 Escape Victory

  • Google Pixel 7: what can we expect to see?
    by Jon Stapley on 24th September 2022 at 11:08 am

    With excitement building for the new Google Pixel 7 ahead of its announcement on October 6, we look at what we expect to see

  • Marsel van Oosten: why you should photograph wildlife at low angles
    by Jessica Miller on 24th September 2022 at 8:41 am

    In his latest column for AP nature photographer Marsel van Oosten explains the importance of shooting wildlife at low angles

  • DSLR vs Mirrorless: Which is Best?
    by Amy Davies on 24th September 2022 at 8:30 am

    How do you settle the question of DSLR vs mirrorless – which should you buy? Amy Davies discusses the key differences, pros and cons of each.

  • Smartphone Picture of the Week – iPhone 11
    by Jessica Miller on 24th September 2022 at 7:17 am

    We share the latest image selected for AP Smartphone Picture of the Week taken by Fabio Norman, taken using an iPhone 11

  • Meike releases $160 Canon EF to Nikon Z adapter for the truly brand agnostic among us
    on 23rd September 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Meike, a manufacturer of photo and video gear like lenses, lighting, and adapters, has announced the Meike MK-EFTZ-B autofocus mount adapter to use Canon EF/EF-S lenses on Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. The adapter supports full autofocus functionality and includes a built-in electronic contact to allow full aperture control via your Z camera body. There's also a dial on the adapter itself that allows you to adjust the aperture. Thanks to the electronic contacts, the adapter also supports EXIF […]

  • Video: Venerable Canon 5D Mark II has nearly 2.3 million shutter actuations
    on 23rd September 2022 at 5:35 pm

    The Canon 5D Mark II is an extremely popular camera that many photographers still use today. However, few 5D cameras have been as well-loved and oft-used as the one YouTuber FoxTailWhipz purchased from used gear retailer MPB. FoxTailWhipz purchased a camera with 2,269,757 total shutter actuations, far exceeding Canon's shutter rating of 150,000 actuations. The Canon 5D Mark II was originally announced in mid-September 2008 and then released in late November. Let's assume that the original owner […]

  • DJI Osmo Mobile 6 arrives with improved subject tracking
    by Jon Stapley on 23rd September 2022 at 4:08 pm

    The new DJI Osmo Mobile 6 gimbal is also compatible with larger phones than the previous OM 5

  • Capture One adds wired and wireless tethering to its iPad app
    on 23rd September 2022 at 1:50 pm

    As it promised it would, Capture One has released an update for its iPad app that enables tethering support. Now, you can connect your camera to your iPad, either wired or wirelessly, and have your iamges immediately show up in Capture One for iPad. When Capture One released its iPad app back in June, the company said it planned to have tethering support out in a future update. That update is here and allows you to connect your camera to your iPad over USB-C or via Wi-Fi if you want to go […]

  • Film Friday: Lomography DigitaLIZA+ and Max film scanner review
    on 23rd September 2022 at 1:00 pm

    After more than a decade in decline, sales of photo film have picked up in recent years. Sure, the visual aesthetic of film, flaws and all, can be faked in post-processing. But an increasing number of photographers have sought out the authenticity of the real thing, as well as the more deliberate and considered shooting style film requires. At the end of the day, though, we still live in a digital world. Even if our creations start off in the analog domain, chances are we'll want a digital copy […]

  • Remastered photos shed light on Apollo moon landing
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 23rd September 2022 at 11:22 am

    Working through 35,000 scans of Apollo moon mission imagery and ‘remastering’ the best is a massive job, but Andy Saunders did it magnificently, as Geoff Harris discovers.

  • Best portraits revealed from APOY Round Seven!
    by Jessica Miller on 23rd September 2022 at 11:02 am

    Here are the top ten images uploaded to Photocrowd from APOY Round Seven, People, with comments by the AP team and our guest judge

  • Best cameras under £1000 / $1000
    by Claire Gillo on 23rd September 2022 at 8:06 am

    Claire Gillo rounds up the best budget-friendly DSLR and mirrorless cameras in our guide to the best cameras under £1000/$1000

  • Leica releases $5,995 limited-edition 'Dawn' Q2 in collaboration with British singer Seal
    on 22nd September 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Leica has announced its latest special-edition camera, the Leica Q2 ‘Dawn,’ made in collaboration with British singer-songwriter, Seal. The camera features an all-black design with a unique Japanese-woven fabric and will be limited to just 500 units. Leica says the camera pays ‘homage to the soulful lyrics of Seal’s songs’ and ‘celebrates the human connection in the art of making a photograph’ by ‘Drawing inspiration from the golden glow of sunrise and the dance between light […]

  • Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Sample Gallery (DPReview TV)
    on 22nd September 2022 at 5:05 pm

    The new Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD has an incredibly useful zoom range, but does that lead to serious image quality drawbacks? Chris Niccolls took the lens to the Calgary Pride Parade and around town to help answer that question. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think! Want to learn more about this lens? Watch our hands-on review from DPReview TV. View our Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 sample gallery

  • DJI announces Osmo Mobile 6 gimbal with ActiveTrack 5.0, control ring and more
    on 22nd September 2022 at 4:20 pm

    DJI has announced the Osmo Mobile 6 (OM 6), the company’s sixth-generation smartphone gimbal. This latest version builds upon its predecessors, offering improved ergonomics, compatibility with larger smartphones, a new Quick Launch feature and ActiveTrack 5.0. While the general shape of the DJI OM 6 is similar to its predecessor, it features what DJI calls a more ergonomic grip. It also has a larger clamp, allowing it to hold larger smartphones. Like the DJI OM 5, the OM 6 features a […]

  • Cats butting heads take top prize in Comedy Pet Photo Awards
    by Jon Stapley on 22nd September 2022 at 2:34 pm

    The Comedy Pet Photo Awards have announced their winners, with Japanese photographer Kenichi Morinaga scooping the grand prize

  • Venus Optics announces $499 Laowa 58mm F2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for four mirrorless mounts
    on 22nd September 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Venus Optics has announced the released of its latest fully-manual lens, the Laowa 58mm F2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO. This manual focus macro lens is designed specifically for mirrorless camera systems and offers a maximum 2:1 magnification ratio for larger-than-life macro photos. The 58mm lens is constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. The apochromat (APO) design it uses is designed to minimize both […]

  • New Laowa 58mm f/2.8 lens sports 13-blade aperture
    by Jon Stapley on 22nd September 2022 at 1:39 pm

    The new Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO has a 40.9° angle of view and is available for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E and L mounts

  • Nikon Updates NIKKOR Z Lens Line Up
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 22nd September 2022 at 10:07 am

    Nikon's NIKKOR Z lens line up continues to expand with another update, adding four new Z mount lenses, and hinting at the release of more!

  • Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Announced
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 21st September 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Tamron has announced the launch of a 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) with compatibility with Fujifilm X-Mount cameras.

  • Stanley Kubrick's rare Zeiss Planar 50mm F0.7 'Barry Lyndon' lens now in Museum of Optics
    on 21st September 2022 at 3:04 pm

    One of the rare Zeiss Planar 0.7/50mm film lenses used by Stanley Kubrick for his legendary interior shots without artificial light is now exhibited in the Zeiss Museum. Image and caption: Zeiss Zeiss has announced that Jan Harlan, an executive producer who worked alongside the late Stanley Kubrick, has handed over one of only ten Zeiss Planar 50mm F0.7 lenses to ever be produced. The lens, which is one of three Kubrick had custom-made to be used as a cinema lens, is being lent to Zeiss to […]

  • EOS R10 studio scene packs a punch
    on 21st September 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Canon has presented the EOS R10 as the little engine that could, a 24MP entry-level APS-C mirrorless weekend warrior for users seeking a step up in control over a smartphone. At a price under $1000 with premium features borrowed from higher priced siblings, such as twin control dials on the top plate and tactile buttons on the body to adjust settings instead of scrolling through menus, it makes a strong argument too, but how well does the bite match the bark?As we always do, we hit our studio […]

  • DPReview TV: Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Review
    on 21st September 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD boasts an incredibly useful normal to super-telephoto zoom range. Chris Niccolls takes a look at this new lens, and lets you know if there are any compromises for that big zoom in a relatively small package. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week! Intro Design and build quality Focus Range and limitations Flare and ghosting Closeup performance Bokeh Sharpness The wrap Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 sample photos […]

  • Tamron brings its 150-500mm F5-6.7 lens to Fujifilm X-mount cameras for $1,500
    on 21st September 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Tamron has announced a new ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount camera systems. The new 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD offers a 225-750mm full-frame equivalent focal length. The lens is constructed of 25 elements in 16 groups, including one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) element, five LD (Low Dispersion) elements, and two Hybrid Aspherical elements. Between these specialized elements and the fact the 150-500mm F5-6.7 was originally designed for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras, Tamron says […]

  • Best cameras for action and sports photography
    by Jon Stapley on 21st September 2022 at 11:59 am

    We pick out the best cameras for action and sports photography, from budget choices to the premium professional models.

  • The best Summer photographs of 2022
    by Jessica Miller on 21st September 2022 at 11:01 am

    As we move into Autumn, we take a look back over the last few months and share some of the best Summer photographs seen in 2022

  • Street Photography – Meet the GuruShots winners
    by Geoff Harris on 21st September 2022 at 9:15 am

    Here are the latest GuruShots winners on the theme of Street Photography - check out the wonderful winning images and get inspired for your next street shoot

  • New photobook shows off the world of LEGO photography
    by Jon Stapley on 21st September 2022 at 7:43 am

    Explore a whole miniature world with LEGO in Focus, a coffee-table book of LEGO photography

  • Nikon teases four new Z-mount lenses in an updated roadmap, including a 70-180mm F2.8 lens
    on 20th September 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Earlier this morning, Nikon released an updated Z Series lens roadmap, highlighting its newly-released 17-28mm F2.8 lens and hinting at the release of a few new optics, including two large-aperture primes, a power zoom and a telephoto zoom that will round out the company’s affordable F2.8 zoom range. In addition to the new lenses that have been added to the roadmap, Nikon still has placeholders for seven lenses that have previously shown up on the company’s roadmap, but have yet to be […]