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  • Panoram app will split your panoramas up for easy posting to Instagram Stories
    on 21st January 2019 at 10:31 pm

    There are countless apps capable of splitting up a panorama photo so it can be put side by side into an Instagram post, but Panoram appears to be one of the first apps to offer this sort of capability for Instagram/Facebook Stories (or Snapchat). Panoram is currently an iOS only app for the time being. As its name suggests, Panoram will take a panoramic photo and split it into three separate frames that can then be uploaded to Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat so they can be viewed as a single […]

  • News links on Google may lose thumbnail photos under EU Copyright Directive
    on 21st January 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Google has given the public a preview of what Internet news results may look like if EU Copyright Directive Article 11 passes. Under this directive, news aggregators like Google and Bing would be required to pay non-waivable licensing fees in order to display image thumbnails and small text snippets from news articles. The European Parliament backed the controversial copyright directive in September 2018 following the rejection of an earlier version in July 2018. Under the directive, the EU […]

  • Feature: Diving with Ilford HP5 and a Nikonos 5 at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory
    on 21st January 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Diving deep with a Ilford HP5 and a Nikonos 5 at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Above: A diver holds out the subject to observe discrepancies in buoyancy | Photo by Moe Lauchert Moe Lauchert is a professional commercial photographer whose growing client list includes the likes of Nikon, Henry Repeating Arms and Backcountry.com. Now a full-time photographer, Lauchert's previous work experience includes being a dive instructor in the Cayman Islands and Diver at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy […]

  • DPReview TV: Sony a6400 review
    on 21st January 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This week, Sony introduced its newest APS-C camera, the a6400. Of course, Chris and Jordan were on hand to take it for a spin and test out all the new features. Watch to find out what they think of Sony's newest model. Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! Opening sequence Introduction Shooting with tracking autofocus (beta) on the Sony a9 Body and handling Weather sealing Sensor Buffer Menus and customization Video Video: tracking AF Video: […]

  • Meike 50mm f/1.7 Now Available For Nikon Z & Canon RF Mounts
    on 21st January 2019 at 11:44 am

    Meike has announced that its 50mm f/1.7 lens is now available for Nikon Z and Canon RF mount. […]

  • Atmospheric Stag Image Awarded POTW Accolade
    on 21st January 2019 at 11:01 am

    A majestic image of a bellowing stag has been awarded the POTW accolade. […]

  • Should I buy the Sony a6400? Here’s how it compares
    on 20th January 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Introduction The Sony a6400 is the company's latest midrange mirrorless camera. Its body, 24MP sensor and many of its specs are familiar from the existing model, the a6300. And, because it's a new model, the a6400 is, initially at least, more expensive relative to the lineup it fits into. So is it better to buy an older model at a discount price, rather than forking-out more to have the most up-to-date features? We'll have a look at how the a6400 compares with its immediate peers and the […]

  • Video: 'The Terrible History of Photographs' as told by puppets
    on 19th January 2019 at 7:40 pm

    There are plenty of videos on YouTube that dive into the history of photography. But few will make you laugh like this one will. This tongue-in-cheek video, created by YouTube channel Glove and Boots, shares The Terrible History of Photographs using puppets, a la Sesame Street. The video comes in just under five minutes and in that time both Glove and Boots (as well as their gorilla friend) explain a very basic, cynical look at how photography got to where it is today and the terrible, no good, […]

  • Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0
    on 19th January 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This week Sony announced new firmware updates coming soon for the a9. Firmware version 5.0 officially arrives in March and adds some powerful autofocus improvements to the camera's already impressive AF toolkit. Quite simply, it makes the a9 an industry leader in AF tracking ability, and there are purported updates to color and tonality as well. There's much more analysis to come, but for now here's a selection of the images captured with a beta version of the new firmware, and exclusively […]

  • DJI addresses alleged corruption scandal that reportedly increased product prices by 20%
    on 18th January 2019 at 11:05 pm

    DJI Technology, China's largest drone manufacturer, is looking at a substantial financial loss in the midst of ongoing investigations wherein 45 current and former employees are facing allegations of corruption. According to a report from Yicai Global, more than 100 individuals are involved in an alleged widespread corruption scandal for falsely increasing the prices of parts and materials used to make DJI drones. The report says 26 people allegedly involved in the scandal 'are from the […]

  • Resources for shooting this weekend's Super Blood Wolf Moon
    on 18th January 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Photo captured and provided by NASA Astrophotography fans will be treated to the sight of a rare 'super blood wolf Moon' this weekend, and lots of helpful people are offering advice on how best to photograph it. The event will bring together the drama of the year’s first full moon at the same time as a total lunar eclipse – and the Moon passing very close to the earth. Mix all three factors and we get a very large-looking full Moon that appears a deep copper color in the sky. […]

  • K&F Concept Nikon Z lens adapters start shipping on January 22nd
    on 18th January 2019 at 6:50 pm

    If you own a Nikon Z camera and still have a bunch of older lenses from other brands sitting around, K&F Concept's new line of Nikon Z lens adapters, which will start shipping on January 22, could be worth a look. They could give your old lenses a new lease on life. In total eleven different Z-mount adapters will be available: KF-FDZ for Canon FD mount KF-EFZ for Canon EF mount KF-PKZ for Pentax K mount KF-NGZ for Nikon F mount (G-type) KF-NFZ for Nikon F mount KF-CYZ for Yashica-Contax […]

  • Nikon quietly announces Coolpix B600, A1000 compact cameras
    on 18th January 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Nikon has quietly announced the upcoming availability of two new compact cameras, the Coolpix B600 and the Coolpix A1000. The B600 fills a gap between Nikon's current Coolpix B500 and B700 cameras while the A1000 is a lower-resolution successor to Nikon's A900. Nikon Coolpix B600 The Coolpix B600 is a bridge-style camera with a 60x optical zoom lens with an equivalent focal length range between 24-1440mm. The lens features Nikon's Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) technology — rated for […]

  • Second-hand camera best buys
    by Audley Jarvis on 18th January 2019 at 2:54 pm

    If you want your budget to go as far as possible you should consider buying second-hand. Audley Jarvis reveals some of the best bargains to be hadIf you want your budget to go as far as possible you should consider buying second-hand. Audley Jarvis reveals some of the best bargains to be had […]

  • Tamron confirms compatibility with Nikon Z6 for six of its Di, Di II lenses
    on 17th January 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Lens maker Tamron has confirmed new firmware issued at the end of last year to make certain lenses compatible with Nikon’s Z7 camera will also work for owners of the Z6. The firmware applies to six lenses from the Di and Di ll ranges, and allows the following lenses to be used with the cameras via the Nikon FTZ adapter: SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon SP […]

  • NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captures image of Earth from 71 million miles away
    on 17th January 2019 at 4:27 pm

    NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which achieved a record orbit at asteroid Bennu earlier this month, has returned an image that, at first glance, is unremarkable. The photo, below, features two bright dots -- the larger one on the right is Bennu, and the smaller one on the left is Earth and the moon as seen from a distance of 114 million kilometers / 71 million miles. The image was captured by OSIRIS-REx's black and white NavCam1 camera on December 19, 2018, according to the Bennu mission website. […]

  • GoPro Fusion beta firmware brings resolution bump and 24fps recording
    on 17th January 2019 at 3:54 pm

    GoPro has announced a major beta firmware update for its Fusion 360-degree camera. With the new firmware the camera gets a resolution bump from 5.2 to 5.8 video (5.6K when stitched) and the new resolution also supports 24fps frame rates, making it easier to incorporate the Fusion into TV and film production processes. In addition the gets a new 5.6K/24fps time lapse video mode and RAW photo support for night and time lapse modes with intervals of 5 seconds or longer. The Fusion Studio and Adobe […]

  • Lens sample gallery: Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD
    on 17th January 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD is a compact and light-weight lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. This wide angle zoom features a nearly-silent AF motor and coatings to repel water and grime. We took it on a grand tour of Seattle's best tourists destinations and found it makes a pleasant, albeit wide, walking around lens. See our Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD lens gallery […]

  • Our best-ever close up photography tips
    by Geoff Harris on 17th January 2019 at 11:42 am

    Get up close and personal for great shots... Our experts suggest getting creative with compositions and backdrops and keeping a close eye on the details while watching out for distractionsOur experts suggest getting creative with compositions and backdrops and keeping a close eye on the details while watching out for distractions […]

  • Olympus teases upcoming sports-oriented camera once more
    on 17th January 2019 at 6:00 am

    Olympus has released teaser number three for the sports-oriented camera the company is releasing in a week. The previous teasers only gave a quick glimpse of the camera, instead focusing on what it can do: sports. In this latest episode, the camera is seen out in nature (including the rain). We'll have a lot more on this intriguing new camera when it launches on the 24th! […]

  • Fujifilm announces 100-200mm F5.6 lens for GFX system
    on 17th January 2019 at 5:00 am

    Fujifilm has announced its new GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR tele-zoom lens, for medium format. When attached to a GFX body, the lens covers an equivalent focal length range of 79-158mm (the GF 1.4x teleconverter is supported if you need extra reach). The lens is stabilized, with Fujifilm claiming 5 stops of shake reduction. Optical construction comprises 20 elements in 13 groups, including one aspherical and two super ED elements. The 100-200 uses a linear motor for 'silent and high-speed […]

  • Sony announces new Imaging Edge mobile app, updates desktop software
    on 16th January 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Sony has announced the 'Imaging Edge' mobile application that replaces the PlayMemories Mobile app. It offers remote control capability and geolocation. Users of recent Sony cameras (RX10 IV, RX100 V(A) and VI, a7 III, a7R III and a9) will be able to transfer 4K video in addition to full-resolution images (by selecting media on-camera). a9 owners will also be able to auto-transfer 2MP images. Transfer & Tagging add-on A pro workflow 'Transfer & Tagging add-on' will be available for the […]

  • Sony a6400 sample gallery
    on 16th January 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Yesterday Sony unveiled the a6400, an APS-C mirrorless camera that wraps up a 24MP sensor, impressive autofocus capabilities and a vlogging-friendly flip-up touchscreen in a compact package. We've been putting it to work on environmental portraits and some fast-moving subjects – check out our initial sample gallery. See our Sony a6400 sample gallery […]

  • Adobe gives Behance a facelift with improved profile and project pages
    on 16th January 2019 at 7:37 pm

    To kick off the new year on the right foot, Adobe has announced an update to its Behance social creative platform. The update includes a redesigned profile page, customizable banners and an updated project page. The updated profile now includes a larger cover image to highlight prominent work, a cleaner layout and an improved sidebar that better features various statistics, links to other social networks and an accompanying bio. When a visitor hovers over the individual projects important […]

  • OPPO to announce 10x lossless smartphone zoom camera
    on 16th January 2019 at 6:21 pm

    At MWC 2017 Chinese smartphone maker OPPO showed a prototype device at its booth that featured a dual-camera setup with 5x optical zoom in a normally-sized smartphone body. The zoom lens design had been developed in cooperation with CorePhotonics and used a 90-degree angular prism to direct the light to a vertically positioned stabilized camera sensor. The prototype never made it into a production series but now it seems OPPO is going to skip the 5x zoom entirely and make a direct jump to a […]

  • Sony a6400 first impressions video
    on 16th January 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Our intrepid team is in San Diego, for the launch of the new Sony a6400. In this short overview video, Carey, Chris and Jordan talk through the main specifications of the new camera, and what they might mean for photographers and videographers. Get new episodes of DPReview TV every week by subscribing to our YouTube channel! […]

  • Sigma updates lens compatibility notice for Canon EOS R after further testing
    on 16th January 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Sigma has made a number of amendments to its lens compatibility notice for Sigma lenses when used on Canon's EOS R mirrorless camera. After further testing, Sigma has concluded both autofocus and optical image stabilization (for applicable lenses) work 'without any issues' on the following lenses when used with Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras via the EF-EOS R mount adapter or Control Ring EF-EOS R mount adapter: DG Lens - SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art - SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art - SIGMA […]

  • Hands-on with the Sony a6400
    on 16th January 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Hands-on with the Sony a6400 The Sony a6400 is a refresh of the company's midrange APS-C mirrorless camera. Sony has taken the design of the a6300, retooled the LCD so it can now flip up 180° (for vlogging and selfies) and say it's made the body a bit more durable. If that doesn't sound exciting, it's because we haven't told you about the a6400's most notable feature: its state-of-the-art autofocus system. But more on that - and a lot more - in the slides that follow. But first, pricing. […]

  • OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU chassis launches with macOS, Windows support
    on 16th January 2019 at 2:20 pm

    OWC has launched Mercury Helios FX 650, an external GPU (eGPU) chassis compatible with macOS and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. As with the Blackmagic eGPU and similar models, the new Mercury Helios FX 650 enables professionals to increase the graphics processing power of their desktop or laptop computers. The Helios FX 650, which is made from recyclable materials, features a large temperature-controlled fan with variable speed support, the promise of quiet operation, an […]

  • What’s new in Photoshop Elements 2019
    by Amateur Photographer on 13th January 2019 at 9:56 am

    Discover all the latest features in Adobe's beginner-friendly image-editing program. James Paterson takes us through the listDiscover all the latest features in Adobe's beginner-friendly image-editing program. James Paterson takes us through the list […]