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Startup Light “reimagines photography” - Will phones finally compete with cameras for image quality?

 
 

Smartphones have pretty much devoured the point & shoot camera market, but their somewhat wide-angle lenses and inability to zoom has left room in the market for pocket cameras. Looking upmarket, smartphones'...

Firmware Friday goes mega: Updates for 12 cameras, including Canon T5i, Panasonic GH4 and Pentax K3!


 
 

Have you been waiting patiently for some new firmware for your camera? If so, this week's Firmware Friday roundup may be just what you're after! Turning up all at once like a fleet of long-awaited buses, we...

Canon 11-24mm f/4L Lens Review: Canon pulls out all the stops for massive ultra-wide zoom

Prior to the release of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens, the widest full-frame rectilinear lens Canon offered was a 14mm f/2.8L II prime lens; and for a zoom, it's a pair of 16-35mm L zoom lenses. If you wanted a wider field of view, you found yourself pretty much in fisheye...

The Blues and Greens reign supreme: We unveil our March Photo of the Day monthly winners

Peaceful tranquility and conforting shades of blues and greens, from a frozen pier to a tropical swim.... these are the images that won and placed in our March Photo of the Day contest, and they're a fitting way to usher out the winter and bring in the spring.

Taking top...

Nikon P900 First Shots: This “MEGA” 83x Superzoom hits IR labs, with a bonus shot of “Gena” thrown in

 
 

Nikon's been quite busy lately on the superzoom front. First, their flagship model from 2014, the P600, won Best Overall model in our Best Superzoom 2014 race. Then, earlier this year, they announced the follow-up...

Samsung NX1 Shooter’s Report Part II: A solid start to Samsung’s professional camera ambitions

 
 

We said there was more coming for our in-depth Samsung NX1 review, and now we bring you the second part of our NX1 Shooter's Report -- this time coming to you from the now-thawing Maine coastline. After sending the...

Startup Light “reimagines photography” - Will phones finally compete with cameras for image quality?

 
 

Smartphones have pretty much devoured the point & shoot camera market, but their somewhat wide-angle lenses and inability to zoom has left room in the market for pocket cameras. Looking upmarket, smartphones' (usually) itty-bitty sensors haven't been any kind of a challenge to higher-end cameras when it comes to...

Firmware Friday goes mega: Updates for 12 cameras, including Canon T5i, Panasonic GH4 and Pentax K3!


 
 

Have you been waiting patiently for some new firmware for your camera? If so, this week's Firmware Friday roundup may be just what you're after! Turning up all at once like a fleet of long-awaited buses, we have news of no less than 12 camera updates this week from Blackmagic Design, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic...

Canon 11-24mm f/4L Lens Review: Canon pulls out all the stops for massive ultra-wide zoom

Prior to the release of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens, the widest full-frame rectilinear lens Canon offered was a 14mm f/2.8L II prime lens; and for a zoom, it's a pair of 16-35mm L zoom lenses. If you wanted a wider field of view, you found yourself pretty much in fisheye territory and all the exaggerated distortion that comes with it. However, Canon has gone rather...

The Blues and Greens reign supreme: We unveil our March Photo of the Day monthly winners

Peaceful tranquility and conforting shades of blues and greens, from a frozen pier to a tropical swim.... these are the images that won and placed in our March Photo of the Day contest, and they're a fitting way to usher out the winter and bring in the spring.

Taking top honors with his trusty Canon 40D, 300mm f/4 and a 1.4x teleconverter, long time successful regular...

Photographing real people doing real things

 
Yes, there was a balding, middle-aged photographer putting a camera in her face, but she ignored him, intent on creating something beautiful—a dance. Real people, consumed by their passions, are a photographer's dream.

For people-photographers there will never be a substitute for real people doing real things. I’ve...

Fujifilm announces fast, weather sealed XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens

 
 

Two months ago, we shared with you the latest Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap. Today, the first of three expected lenses from Fujifilm’s 2015 lineup makes its way to the public.

Meet the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR wide-angle lens, Fujinon’s first weather sealed prime.

The 24mm-equivalent lens consists of 13...

Ink creates legally binding freelance contracts with ease

 
 

One of the most challenging aspects of being a freelance photographer is the legal side. It’s important to make sure both you and your client are protected, but it’s not always easy to get both entities' terms into legal writing that will hold up in court in the case things go sour.

Ink is here to fix that....

NY State Police lock down campus for suspicious package that contained developing supplies

 
 

It’s not a heavily contested argument that chemicals used to develop film and prints are unsafe when used in the incorrect manner. However, as harmful as they may be if accidentally ingested or soaked in through an open cut, it’s probably safe to say photo developing supplies aren’t dangerous enough to place an...

Manfrotto’s Digital Director turns iPad Airs into a massive remote for DSLRs

 
 

Earlier this week, Manfrotto introduced to the world the Digital Director, a tripod-mounted device designed to turn an iPad Air into a remote control and live view display for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

The central component of the Digital Director is a CPU-equipped base unit that connects your iPad Air to your...

Nikon P900 First Shots: This “MEGA” 83x Superzoom hits IR labs, with a bonus shot of “Gena” thrown in

 
 

Nikon's been quite busy lately on the superzoom front. First, their flagship model from 2014, the P600, won Best Overall model in our Best Superzoom 2014 race. Then, earlier this year, they announced the follow-up P610, which has basically the same imaging pipeline, with the notable changes occurring in areas not...

Huawei P8 smartphone features ‘world’s first’ four-color RGBW sensor, ‘industry-leading’’ OIS system


 
 

 

Today, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei announced the Huawei P8, its latest flagship phone. In presenting the new smartphone Huawei laid out the groundwork of the camera within it, claiming it features ‘the world’s first 13-megapixel four-color RGBW sensor.’

This new sensor is said to increase...

Panasonic ZS50 First Shots: 30x zoom in your pocket with RAW files - but how does it fare in the lab?

 
 

It's OK to admit it - you want 30x zoom in a tiny package. We're talking about a 24-720mm equivalent reach here, in a small body weighing only 8.6 ounces with the battery. This is Panasonic's latest in the popular Travel Zoom category, where several other companies have also recently unveiled their latest 30x...

Magic Lantern takes heat after April Fool’s prank gave DSLRs the ‘Blue Screen of Death’

 
 

April Fool’s is all fun and games until someone’s camera gets a 'Blue Screen of Death.'

For this year’s April Fool’s festivities, firmware enhancement developers Magic Lantern decided to play a little trick on the users of its project by presenting a fake ‘Blue Screen of Death’ on the rear LCD of users cameras....

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon Lens Price Drops; Samsung NX1 Kit $2,400; Refurb Nikon D7100 Kit $899; NAB 2015 DEALS

 
 

It's been a while, but we now have a nice selection of pretty sweet camera and lens deals ready for your perusal. To start things off, there's a brand new round of price drops on a big selection of Canon L-series lenses, from wide-angle to supertelephoto glass. We also have a deal on the new Samsung NX1 kit, the...

Website offers a dozen quality Lightroom presets for free

 
 

Lightroom presets are a dime a dozen these days. But it never hurts to add a few more to your arsenal — especially when they’re free. That in mind, today we share with you FreeLightroomPresets.co, a website offering a small but growing collection of completely free Lightroom presets.

The website still looks to be...

Samsung NX1 Shooter’s Report Part II: A solid start to Samsung’s professional camera ambitions

 
 

We said there was more coming for our in-depth Samsung NX1 review, and now we bring you the second part of our NX1 Shooter's Report -- this time coming to you from the now-thawing Maine coastline. After sending the NX1 off to shoot indoors sports with Gannon Burgett, we've switch gears now with photographer Jeremy...

Apple acquires Israeli firm specializing in multi-module cameras for phones

 
 

The Wall Street Journal has confirmed Apple’s (estimated) $20 million purchase of Israel-based camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging.

The significance in this acquisition is the unique mobile imaging technology LinX has developed and that Apple may soon begin to utilized. Detailed in a press...

Tamron Tailgate Tour takes photo education and hands-on experiences to camera shops across America

 
 

When you think of tailgating, it usually refers to sporting events, not photography. But for the second year, Tamron is looking to alter your perception of tailgating with its 2015 Tamron Tailgate Tour, which begins on April 13th in New York City.

What is the Tamron Tailgate Tour? It’s a traveling Tamron van that...

Blackmagic unveils Micro Cinema Camera, a small, RAW-capable action cam for drones

 
 

Blackmagic has unveiled its new Micro Cinema Camera, a miniature Super 16 camera capable of shooting RAW 1080p video and designed to work hand-in-hand with the latest drones on the market.

The Micro Cinema Camera comes in at only 10.65 ounces (301 grams), making it more than light enough to work with most...

Get close, then step back

 
If I had but one piece of advice for amateurs it would be SHOOT CLOSE UPS. But the ability to combine close ups AND overall shots will take you to the next level.

Knowing when to back up and see the big picture requires a special set of skills — emotionally and visually.

Overall shots are usually about place. You...