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  • AP Picture of the Week 2024 – Your best photos shared!
    by Jessica Miller on 12th June 2024 at 8:00 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.

  • Best lenses for wildlife photography in 2024
    by Claire Gillo on 11th June 2024 at 9:38 pm

    Claire Gillo and the AP team round up the best lenses for wildlife photography – an extensive list for both DSLR and mirrorless The post Best lenses for wildlife photography in 2024 appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Panasonic x Arri: Software upgrade adds Arri LogC3 to Panasonic GH7 (and GH6)
    on 11th June 2024 at 7:19 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Last week's launch of the Panasonic GH7 was exciting for video shooters, with features like 32-bit Float audio and internal ProRes RAW recording making headlines. However, Panasonic also made a parallel announcement that will turn some heads. The company has partnered with Arri, a leading manufacturer of cinema cameras, to bring Arri's LogC3 profile to the Panasonic GH7 and GH6, which will allow for color […]

  • Vintage Leicas sell for eye-watering sums
    by Geoff Harris on 11th June 2024 at 3:32 pm

    Check out the latest historic Leica cameras and lenses to sell for big money at the Leitz Photographica Auction at the Leica HQ The post Vintage Leicas sell for eye-watering sums appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Have $250,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Kitamura Camera has the deal for you!
    on 11th June 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Kitamura Camera has about 600 locations "from Okinawa to Hokkaido" (all over Japan). I visited their stunning flagship store in Shinjuku, located just East of Shinjuku Station. They offer a full range of both new and used photo gear, film and services, including an extensive repair department, even handling Apple repair on the basement level. Photo: Kitamura Camera I always extend my business trips to Japan beyond the bare minimum needed for business, because I can never get enough of the […]

  • The best Canon DSLRs you can buy
    by Will Cheung on 11th June 2024 at 11:10 am

    We pick out the best Canon DSLRs ever made, from beginner-friendly options to the high-end cameras for professional photo and video shooters. The post The best Canon DSLRs you can buy appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • iOS 18 adds new Clean Up tool and Apple photos gets a makeover
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 11th June 2024 at 10:58 am

    Perhaps taking cues from Google's Magic Eraser tool, Apple introduces a similar tool in the upcoming iOS 18. The post iOS 18 adds new Clean Up tool and Apple photos gets a makeover appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Portrait of Humanity Vol. 6 shortlist revealed!
    by Jessica Miller on 11th June 2024 at 10:15 am

    Today British Journal of Photography has released the shortlist for the Portrait of Humanity Vol. 6. 200 images have been selected and present collective strength and defiance. The post Portrait of Humanity Vol. 6 shortlist revealed! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 review: an excellent lightweight fast telezoom
    by Andy Westlake on 11th June 2024 at 8:30 am

    This large-aperture telephoto zoom offers a tempting feature set in a compact package. Andy Westlake finds out whether there are any disadvantages The post Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 review: an excellent lightweight fast telezoom appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Canon announces compact dual fisheye lens for VR content creation
    on 10th June 2024 at 8:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Image: Canon Canon has announced the new RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye, an APS-C lens for VR (virtual reality) content production. The compact, stereoscopic lens captures a 144º field of view and is the first non-L series lens to feature Canon's Air Sphere Coating. Its optical formula consists of 11 elements in eight groups, including two UD glass elements. The interpupillary distance (the distance between […]

  • Canon reveals RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens for VR content
    by Andy Westlake on 10th June 2024 at 8:00 pm

    New Canon APS-C format VR lens is initially only compatible with the EOS R7 camera The post Canon reveals RF-S 3.9mm F3.5 STM Dual Fisheye lens for VR content appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Lensbaby Sweet 22 Review – A wide view with dramatic blur
    by Angela Nicholson on 10th June 2024 at 2:08 pm

    Lensbaby’s Sweet 22 is a wide-angle pancake lens that produces a central spot of focus surrounded by dramatic blur. Angela Nicholson has had some fun with it for our review. The post Lensbaby Sweet 22 Review – A wide view with dramatic blur appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Finally, the Nikon Z6 III is coming soon!
    by Isabella Ruffatti on 10th June 2024 at 1:59 pm

    New Nikon mirrorless camera alert! The Nikon Z6 II's successor, the Nikon Z6 III, is being announced next week. The post Finally, the Nikon Z6 III is coming soon! appeared first on Amateur Photographer.

  • Nikon teases June 17 launch of Nikon Z6 III
    on 10th June 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Nikon has released a teaser, promoting the upcoming launch of the Nikon Z6 III. A countdown indicates that the new camera will be revealed on Monday 17th June. The name implies the long-awaited successor to the Z6 II, itself a relatively minor refresh of the company's original mid-level full-frame mirrorless camera. Click here to see the Nikon USA teaser There are plenty of rumors swirling around, promising impressive specs, particularly on the video side of things, but at least we now know for […]

  • A nature photography tour of Madagascar, Part 4: The Long Way to Isalo
    on 8th June 2024 at 1:00 pm

    In the last three articles in this series, I talked about my visits to Andasibe NP, where I shot lemurs and chameleons, and to Tsingy Rouge NP, where I shot beautiful formations made by erosion. I also talked about shooting sifaka lemurs and baobab trees in the Kirindy Forest reserve. This time, instead of discussing one spot, I'll present a series of locations I briefly visited on my way along the west coast of Madagascar. Once finished in Kirindy, I took an extremely bumpy ride north to the […]

  • Leica’s new LUX iPhone app seeks to build a new generation of brand fans
    on 7th June 2024 at 12:02 am

    Photo: Tucker Bowe Leica has launched a new LUX app for iOS that's ostensibly intended to reach longstanding fans of the brand and endear a new generation of shooters to the photographic aesthetic of the iconic German camera company – or at least a digital approximation of it. The app's proprietary image processing engine can apply film emulation presets to existing photos in a similar fashion to Fujifilm's popular offerings. Eleven so-called "Leica Looks" are included in the app at […]

  • Canon announces the RF 35mm F1.4 L VCM lens
    on 5th June 2024 at 10:19 pm

    Image: Canon Canon has announced the RF 35mm F1.4 L VCM lens, the first release in what the company says will become a full series of fixed-focal-length RF lenses with a hybrid design for stills and video, which are intended to work with both EOS photo and Cinema EOS cameras. The RF 35mm F1.4 L VCM becomes the widest prime lens in Canon's L-series. Its optical formula consists of 14 elements in 11 groups, including two specialized aspherical lens elements and two ultra-low Dispersion glass […]

  • Ricoh announces Pentax WG-8 and WG-1000 waterproof compacts
    on 5th June 2024 at 10:01 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. The Pentax WG-8 "Adventure Proof" compact Image: Ricoh Ricoh has announced two new Pentax WG waterproof compacts: the range-topping WG-8 and the entry-level WG-1000. The WG-8 replaces the Pentax WG-6 (and the Ricoh-branded WG-6 that came before it) at the top of the lineup. It's a 20MP camera with a Type 1/2.3 sensor (6.2x4.6mm) that's waterproof to a depth of 20m (65.6ft) for two hours. Ricoh says this is […]

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH7 initial review
    on 5th June 2024 at 9:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH7 is the latest in Panasonic's line of high-end cameras historically aimed at video shooters. We say 'historically' because the GH7 makes a strong case for being a true photo-video hybrid. It includes flagship video features like internal ProRes RAW recording, 32-bit float audio, and 4K/120p capture, along with all the photography features found on Panasonic's more recent G9 II model. Key […]

  • Sigma 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN sample gallery
    on 3rd June 2024 at 12:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission.Sample galleryThis widget is not optimized for RSS feed readers. Click here to open it in a new browser window / tab. The Sigma 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN is a wide-to-medium zoom lens for E-mount and L-mount cameras. According to Sigma, it's the spiritual successor to its popular 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens for APS-C DSLRs and the first constant aperture F1.8 lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Sigma is making big claims […]

  • Sigma announces 28-45mm F1.8 Art lens for full-frame cameras
    on 3rd June 2024 at 12:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. Image: Sigma Sigma has announced its newest optic, the 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN Art lens for E-mount and L-mount cameras. The lens covers a wide-to-standard focal range, and Sigma claims it's the first constant aperture F1.8 zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Sigma is setting high expectations for this lens, claiming that it achieves image quality comparable to prime lenses and that it exceeds the […]

  • Panasonic S9 gallery update: Raw conversions and LUT examples
    on 1st June 2024 at 1:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission.Sample galleryThis widget is not optimized for RSS feed readers. Click here to open it in a new browser window / tab. Now that we've had some more time with the Panasonic S9, we've updated our sample gallery to include examples of Panasonic's Real Time LUTs as well as some Raw conversions, including one image designed to push the camera's dynamic range. View the updated Panasonic S9 sample gallery Note: Please do not […]

  • Opinion: let me get my hands on the goodies
    on 31st May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Image: Leica I found it interesting to see Leica launch a new D-Lux camera last week, as I'd been thinking about a previous model (or, at least, about its Panasonic sister model) just recently. Panasonic's LX series taught me two important lessons about cameras and how to review them. The first, which I've written about before, was how much difference a larger sensor and a brighter lens can make. The other was that the value of a feature can be greatly enhanced by making it easy to access. […]

  • We want to see your best nature photos: DPReview Editors' Challenge
    on 30th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    June is packed with multiple days celebrating Mother Nature. Get out there and touch grass; we want to see your best nature photos. Image credit: Shaminder Dulai June is packed with multiple days devoted to celebrating nature. We kick it off on June 5 with World Environment Day, continue on June 8 with World Oceans Day and June 22 brings us World Rainforest Day. So let's get outside. We want to see your best nature images! Take part in the official DPReview Editor's Challenges for your […]

  • Halide announces Kino, a "Pro Video Camera" for iOS
    on 29th May 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Lux, the team behind the Apple Design Award-winning photography app Halide, has announced Kino, an app that it claims will bring pro-level video tools to iPhone users. The developers state that Kino is intended to give users complete control in both automatic and manual shooting modes based on some clever built-in logic. The app includes a feature called AutoMotion, which automatically sets a 180º shutter angle in order to create cinematic motion blur. An 'Auto' label turns green when the […]

  • Sigma CEO talks market trends, the challenge of innovation and the future for APS-C
    on 28th May 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki Photo: Richard Butler "All camera and lens manufacturers have to be innovative," says Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, but "technology competition among manufacturers may not always be beneficial to customers... Easier to use interfaces, compact and lightweight bodies for enhanced portability, or some other specifications might be more important." In the second part of a wide-ranging interview conducted at the CP+ show in Yokohama in late February, Yamaki talked about […]

  • Question of the week: What's your advice to your younger self?
    on 27th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Every week, we ask newsletter subscribers a question about gear, creativity or life. We recently asked readers: If you could go back to your 20-year-old self, what camera-related advice would you give yourself? Subsequently, the DPReview editors also got in on the act: 1. Shaminder Dulai Start organizing your photo and video archive and making it searchable. Make sure to save local versions of client work; websites will disappear and take your work with them. A good archival system makes it […]

  • Fujifilm X-T50 first-look video and preview samples
    on 25th May 2024 at 1:00 pm

    When you use DPReview links to buy products, the site may earn a commission. We had a chance to shoot with the Fujifilm X-T50 for quite a while, so we put together a first-look video, outlining what it can offer, as well as shooting a sample gallery using a variety of Film Simulations. As always, all the Raw files are available to download if you wish to see how your preferred software handles them. Sample galleryThis widget is not optimized for RSS feed readers. Click here to open it in a new […]

  • Got a new camera? Change these settings before you shoot!
    on 24th May 2024 at 12:06 pm

    There's nothing like unwrapping a new camera for the first time. Having a brand new camera is an exciting time for a photographer. But before you head for the hills, the studio or a far-flung destination, it’s a smart idea to adjust a few important camera settings first. A few tweaks and adjustments up front can mean the difference between fluid work and frustration. How you set up your menu and customize your buttons and dials is a very personal matter. It depends on what you shoot, which […]

  • Leica continues compacts with D-Lux 8 featuring four thirds type sensor
    on 23rd May 2024 at 3:19 pm

    Image: Leica Leica has announced that it will introduce the D-Lux8 premium compact camera on July 2nd, showing a continued commitment to compacts. The company hasn't issued full specs yet, but the D-Lux8 appears to be an updated D-Lux7 with both physical styling cues and an updated menu system that more closely resemble the Q3 fixed-lens full frame model. Buy now:$1595 at B&H Photo$1595 at Adorama Image: Leica Like its predecessors, the D-Lux8 shares most of its specifications […]