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Sigma announces four new lenses, including groundbreaking ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8

 
 

Sigma will be expanding its lineup of Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan. To get photographers ready for the massive show, Sigma has taken the wraps...

Ricoh @ CES 2017: Tech demos aplenty and insights on the Ricoh R Dev Kit from the Theta’s creator


 
 

When we toured Ricoh's booth back at the Consumer Electronics Show early last month, we came away thoroughly impressed by the company's various technology demonstrations. Ever since then, we've been meaning to...

Ultra variety in the ultra-wide angle lens market: Irix announces 11mm f/4.0 full-frame lens

 
 

It has been a big week so far for ultra-wide lenses. Early this morning, Sigma announced their new 14mm f/1.8 lens. Irix, a newcomer to the lens industry, has replied with an even wider 11mm lens of their own, the Irix 11mm f/4.0. This is the second lens from Irix, as they announced a 15mm f/2.4 lens last year.

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Sigma announces four new lenses, including groundbreaking ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8

 
 

Sigma will be expanding its lineup of Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan. To get photographers ready for the massive show, Sigma has taken the wraps off four new lenses.

Before we look in detail at each of the lenses, there are a few features...

Ricoh @ CES 2017: Tech demos aplenty and insights on the Ricoh R Dev Kit from the Theta’s creator


 
 

When we toured Ricoh's booth back at the Consumer Electronics Show early last month, we came away thoroughly impressed by the company's various technology demonstrations. Ever since then, we've been meaning to put together an article giving you a rundown of what was on offer. And now, we've found a spare...

Not only for landscapes: How to use Lightroom’s graduated filter to make selective adjustments

 
 

Photography Life writer and photographer John Bosley made a workflow and post-processing tutorial with Photography Life founder Nasim Mansurov, but wanted to share a free tutorial on how to use the graduated filter tool in Lightroom.

The tool is very powerful, but that doesn't mean that it is overly complicated...

Monochrome Fuji: Want a dedicated monochrome digital camera but don’t want an expensive Leica?

 
 

Started in 1996, MaxMax modifies a wide variety of cameras for specialized photography such as ultraviolet-visible-IR, IR, monochrome, UV monochrome and more. For the first time ever, they are offering modified monochrome Fujifilm cameras. Their first two offerings are the Fuji X-Pro1 and X100S.

While the...

Humans aren’t the only primate with a use for facial recognition software: Saving lemurs with technology

 
 

You have surely heard of facial recognition technology, it is becoming more prevalent in a variety of photography software, but have you heard of facial recognition for lemurs? Biologists and computer scientists have teamed up to create LemurFaceID, a facial recognition system that allows identification of...

A snowy, cold adventure in Swedish Lapland with landscape and travel photographer Thomas Heaton

 
 

Landscape and travel photographer Thomas Heaton not only captures excellent photographs, but he also maintains a very active YouTube channel which blends education and entertainment. His videos often take the form of going out in the field and capturing photos while offering tips and tricks along the way. We have...

What are the advantages of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system?

 
 

On the heels of the trio of camera announcements from Canon this week, the company has released a new video showing off its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The video, while not highly technical, does a good job of providing an overview of the technology.

At the heart of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is...

Firmware Friday: New features for Leica M10, Canon Connect Station CS100; bug-fixes for Canon 1DX II


 
 

It's Firmware Friday time once again, folks: Your weekly roundup of all the latest camera and imaging gear updates is here, and this week brings news for owners of three products from Canon and Leica. Specifically, it's the Canon 1DX II and Connect Station CS100 being showered with love this week, along with...

Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF Field Test: It’s actually f/5.6, shoots like an f/4, yet delivers the smoothest bokeh

 
 

A taste for the finer things in life comes through experience, and the desire to move beyond the traditional mass-market standards. This can apply to fine wines, aged cheeses, fabulous french sauces, works of art and fine automobiles. It also applies to high-end camera lenses, which can offer a variety of subtle...

Analog matchmaker: Find the perfect film for you with this fun quiz

 
 

For whatever reason – or perhaps a variety of reasons – film is not only still alive, but seemingly gaining popularity. This somewhat surprising reversal of fate for analog photography means that many photographers who either used to shoot film or have never tried it before, are interested in giving it a go. One of...

Canon 5D Mark IV Review Conclusion: Familiar yet refreshed 5D IV is a top-notch professional DSLR

 
 

Canon's 5D-series has been one of its most popular lineup, a true line of workhorse cameras for professionals and experienced enthusiasts covering a variety of multimedia pursuits. With the refreshed Canon 5D Mark IV, some four long years after the Mark III's debut, the pro-level full-frame DSLR's gains a host of...

Floppy disk camera: Revisiting the Sony FD85, how does it hold up nearly 20 years later?

 
 

In 2000, Sony released the MVC-FD85 digital camera. What made this camera interesting is that, like other Mavica models, it utilized a floppy disk for image storage. There was an optional adapter which accepted Memory Stick cards inside of a dummy floppy disk as well. The FD85 used a 1.3-megapixel CCD image sensor...

Take a trip back in time with The Met Museum’s digital collection, nearly 400,000 free images available

 
 

The Met Museum in New York City recently digitized its collection, releasing nearly 400,000 images for free under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. A CC0 license means that all of the images are available for unrestricted use.

You can search through the collection of digitized work here and utilize several...

World Press Photo 2017 winners announced, see which cameras took the most award-winning photos

 
 

World Press Photo recently announced its 2017 Photo Contest winners. Spanish site Photolari broke down which cameras were used to capture the award-winning images and the information is quite interesting.

Granted, there are nine images for which data is not available, but otherwise we can see the breakdown of the...

Can’t beat free: X-Trans and Foveon-sensor friendly raw editor RawTherapee updated to version 5

 
 

The free raw developer, RawTherapee, has been updated to version 5. For users of Foveon and X-Trans cameras, RawTherapee has often been an excellent alternative to other raw editors, which either don't support or poorly support raw files from these distinct camera sensors, but it is well-regarded by many users of...

Star Wars fans, do you know the photographic origins of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber?

 
 

Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, you are almost certainly familiar with the lightsaber. The iconic weapon from the Star Wars universe has found itself enshrined in popular culture for decades. Did you know that the basis for some of the lightsabers in the original Star Wars trilogy were repurposed camera...

Exposing the hidden secrets in skin with ultraviolet light and a UV-sensitive camera

 
 

Mathieu Stern teamed up with fellow French photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer to showcase how a modified DSLR camera can show many details hidden in your skin. Ferrer is well-regarded for his ultraviolet and infrared photography and Stern wanted to work with Ferrer to see what they could do together in the studio.

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Photography trends in 2017: Smartphone photography on the rise, UltraHD printing and more

 
 

WhiteWall Product Manager Jan-Ole Schmidt has shared some thoughts on the trends he believes will take off during 2017 and beyond.

Smartphone photography is on the rise, says Schmidt, “It is not just the camera in the smartphones that are getting better - accessories and add-ons are being introduced at an...

Canon announces EOS M6, an enthusiast-oriented, yet compact 24MP mirrorless camera

 
 

Canon made waves with its EOS M5 mirrorless camera last fall, introducing their first mirrorless camera which felt like a true enthusiast model. The Canon EOS M6 continues in the same vein while ditching the built-in electronic viewfinder of the M5 and reducing the pricepoint while keeping much of what has thus far...