News entries for July, 2015

$240 of free stuff - Canon, Adobe, and KelbyOne team up for unusually generous package deal

 
 

Manufacturers always provide some software along with their cameras, but it's usually their own in-house products that are featured. One recent exception was Samsung bundling Adobe Lightroom with certain models, but that was back before Adobe's current Creative Cloud era.

Now Canon is packaging an unusually...

Canon T6i Field Test: A great launching pad into the world of DSLR cameras

 
 

After taking on the new Canon T6s -- Canon's more advanced, more enthusiast-oriented Rebel DSLR -- photographer Jeremy Gray spent some quality time shooting with its sibling, the more entry-level Canon T6i. We've just published his full Canon T6i Field Test, and on most counts, the T6i is a solid, well-rounded and...

Getting into video? Canon’s T6I, T5i and 70D Video Creator Kits will save you time and money

In an effort to show off the impressive video capabilities of its consumer and prosumer camera lineup, Canon has announced Video Creator Kits for its Canon EOS T6I, T5i and 70D cameras -- essentially starter bundles for creatives looking to get into HDDSLR video.

The kits come in four variations: two for the Canon EOS 70D and one a piece for...

Firmware Friday: Metabones adds autofocus support for Canon EF lenses on Panasonic cameras!


 
 

Great news, Micro Four Thirds fans: You can now autofocus Canon EF-mount lenses on your Panasonic mirrorless camera, courtesy of new firmware for several Metabones Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster models! That's makes our Firmware Friday roundup this week quite a doozy, even if there's no new camera firmware...

This Panasonic exhibit uses 120 GH4 cameras to capture incredibly detailed and lifelike 3D models

If you’re ever walking through the Panasonic Center in Osaka, Japan, be sure to check out Panasonic’s incredible 3D Photo Lab an exhibit that uses 120 synchronized GH4 cameras to instantaneously capture the data needed to create an almost perfect 3D model of almost anything you toss its way.

The camera array might seem a little peculiar, as...

Flickr Pro is back from the dead – Better analytics, ‘Pro’ badge and no ads for $50/year

It’s been two years since Flickr killed off Flickr Pro as a premium Flickr experience, opting instead to give everyone a flat-rate experience to compete with the likes of Facebook and what was then known as Google+ Photos.

Today, though, Flickr announced it’s bringing Flickr Pro, and its paid subscription plans, back from the dead at the...

Fuji 16mm f/1.4 lens review: Another wide-angle prime joins the fray, brings fast aperture and weather sealing

 
 

Fujifilm X-series users have no shortage of excellent prime lenses, with a whole set ranging from 14mm to 90mm. In April of this year, Fujifilm introduced a new member to their range of wide-angle prime lenses, the XF 16mm f/1.4R WR. Offering not only a much wider f/1.4 aperture than their 14mm and 18mm...

Adobe Lightroom Mobile for Android now lets you copy/paste image adjustments and more

Earlier this week, Adobe announced and released Lightroom Mobile 1.2 for Android devices, an update that brings a number of new features and tools to help edit, organize and share images on the fly.

One of the most welcomed features in the update is the ability to copy and past image adjustments from one image to another. You can also more...

Major photo-business association PMAI says enough already, issues industry-wide security wake-up call

There's been a flurry of serious security breaches of major online photo services sites in the last month, with a number of very high-profile sites shutting down entirely to avoid further hacking. Personal and financial data of millions of consumers has been compromised. 

Today, trade association PMAI issued a wake-up call for the photo...

Canon G3X First Shots posted: How does Canon’s big lens, big sensor PowerShot stack up against the FZ1000 and RX10?

 
 

The Canon G3X, a camera boasting a versatile 24-600mm-equivalent zoom lens mounted in front of a large 1-inch-type sensor, is the answer to Canon fans' yearning for a competing PowerShot model to take on the elephants in the room: the Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10, now with an upcoming "Mark II" version. We just...

Review: ONA’s Leather Union Street is a gorgeous, durable camera bag with a timeless design

ONA leaves nothing on the table. ‘A purveyor of fine bags and accessories’, the New York City company, founded in 2010, takes great strides to combine the best of both form and function into its products.

Whether its one of ONA’s leather camera straps or waxed canvas messenger camera bags, every product is created from the ground up with...

Camera Deals of the Day: Pentax 645D $3999, Up to $400 off Olympus lenses, Panasonic GH3 $598, GH4 $1498 and much more!

 
 

We're back with another Camera Deals of the Day list filled with the latest and greatest camera, lens and photographic gear deals and discounts. In the list today, we're featuring all sorts of gear from deals on a Pentax medium format DSLR to nice savings on Micro Four Third cameras and lenses from both Panasonic...

GoPro Licensing lets content creators sell quality videos to media agencies

GoPro has unveiled a new platform that will let users license out videos captured with GoPro action cameras to brands and media companies, inevitably to end up in advertisements and other marketing material.

Not just anyone can upload their random GoPro videos to the service though. Considering it’s designed with professional-quality content...

Instagram brings more robust search capabilities to the browser

Almost three years after Instagram launched its limited browser-based experience, the Facebook-owned company has finally added a few new features to make the desktop extension of the application a bit more useful. Specifically, Instagram is bringing a number of new search features to the browser experience.

Now, you can search for hashtags,...

Filters for iPhone up for sale, own your own iOS photo editing app for $10K

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own iPhone photo editing app, now is your chance. Mike Rundle has announced he’s selling off Filters, a popular iOS photo app he created that focuses on providing a solid collection of filters and effects to overlay onto your mobile images.

The idea for Filters camera around when Rundle realized just how...

Costco, Rite Aid and Tesco photo services also affected by PNI Digital Media security breach

Last week we reported on the news that CVS’ online photo services at CVSPhotos.com had been hacked, potentially revealing the payment information of its customers. This news came only a week after Wal-Mart Canada announced its services — which were run by the same Vancouver-based company as CVS’ photo services, PNI Digital Media — were also...

Pentax K-3 II Field Test: Is Pixel Shift Resolution the best argument yet for always shooting raw?


 
 

I've long been a fan of Pentax's enthusiast-grade DSLRs, and 2013's Pentax K-3 was no different, earning itself a Dave's Pick when we completed our review early last year. Now, the followup Pentax K-3 II is here, and it keeps almost everything that made its predecessor so great, while adding another...

Canon patent lays out optical formula for a 600mm f/4 DO IS lens

A new patent from Canon shows off the optical formula for a 600mm f/4 DO IS.

Originally filed back in June of 2013, the patent displays yet another potential super telephoto lens from Canon that uses its proprietary Diffractive Optics technology. From the illustration, the lens appears to be made up of 19 elements in 10 groups, with one of...

Resource Magazine takes an inside look at how NASA processes photos for public viewing

 

In light of the recent photos of Pluto, which are the closest and most detailed shots to date, Jaron Schneider of Resource Magazine sat down with Robert Hurt, a member of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology, to talk about how NASA processes photos from raw data into...

The E1 is an incredibly small 16MP action cam with a MFT sensor and lens mount

Meet the E1, a ridiculously tiny 4K camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor and lens mount. The E1 is the brainchild of Z Camera, a start-up looking to make an impact in the drone market with its pocket-sized camera that’s capable of shooting 4K video using the versatile Micro Four Thirds system.

The E1 features a 16-megapixel Micro Four...