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Schneider-Kreuznach announces it’s ceased development of all MFT lenses, compact cameras

Two years ago, Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH, more commonly known by its Schneider-Kreuznach brandname, excitedly announced it was in the process of developing lenses for Micro Four Thirds camera systems. Two months after the initial...

Canon G7X Review: This large-sensor enthusiast shooter has all the zoom you can fit in a pocket!


 
 

What do you get if you take an enthusiast compact and turn the dial up to eleven on the zoom lens? The answer is the Canon G7X, a pocket-friendly camera that boasts a large 1"-type sensor like that in the Sony...

Canon T6s Sample Gallery: Take a wilderness hike with this new beefed-up flagship Rebel

 
 

Wildlife and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray's in-depth Canon T6s Shooter's Report is just around the corner, but in the meantime, we've received his vast selection of real-world gallery images shot with Canon's...

Panasonic CM1 Shooter’s Report: We take the smartphone with the huge sensor out into the real world

 
 

Smartphones continue to rise in popularity, much to the chagrin of camera manufacturers, as they see many of their dedicated compact cameras decline in use. While nearly every, if not all, camera manufacturer is...

The aesthetic differences between umbrellas, reflectors and softboxes

As part of their OnSet video series, Adorama has shared a helpful tutorial showing off the difference between three of the most popular light modifiers available: umbrellas, reflectors and softboxes.

In the two and a half minute video, photographer Daniel Norton concisely explains what it is each light modifier is designed to do, how you can...

Schneider-Kreuznach announces it’s ceased development of all MFT lenses, compact cameras

Two years ago, Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH, more commonly known by its Schneider-Kreuznach brandname, excitedly announced it was in the process of developing lenses for Micro Four Thirds camera systems. Two months after the initial announcement, the German optics manufacturer revealed three prototype lenses for Micro Four Thirds systems...

GoPro announces its smallest action cam yet, the HERO4 Session

Just a month after announcing its HERO+ LCD action cam, GoPro has announced the HERO4 Session, the smallest action camera the company has ever made. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the original HERO4 models, thanks in part to its integrated waterproof housing, the Session trades its almost-iconic rectangular design for a much more cubical...

Canon G7X Review: This large-sensor enthusiast shooter has all the zoom you can fit in a pocket!


 
 

What do you get if you take an enthusiast compact and turn the dial up to eleven on the zoom lens? The answer is the Canon G7X, a pocket-friendly camera that boasts a large 1"-type sensor like that in the Sony RX100-series, but with a bright 4.2x optical zoom lens that blows away the competition for both...

This Kevlar camera strap can technically stop a bullet, but don’t expect it to save your life

It’s not likely you’re going to need Kevlar® in your camera strap. But if you insist on it, Convoy’s Kevlar® Camera Strap is just the product you’ve been looking for.

Convoy’s Kevlar® Camera Strap uses a single strip of Kevlar® webbing attached to a black leather neckband and mounting points. The neck cushion is made up of four layers of...

Canon celebrates 10th anniversary of 5D by interviewing its creators

This past May marked the 10th anniversary of Canon’s EOS 5D DSLR, arguably the most influential camera in the 21st century thus far. In honor of the decade celebration, Canon released a new video, wherein the team behind the original 5D speak about the development, design and construction behind the game-changing camera. 

Throughout...

Find out how to become a beta tester of Pixel’s upcoming X700C speedlight

Pixel Enterprise, a photographic accessories manufacturer has announced they’re working on developing a new E-TTL speedlight for Canon cameras, the X700C. In an effort to get some real-world testing done on the speedlight before its final release, Pixel is reaching out to photographers who would like to beta test and review the product so they...

Firmware Friday: Pentax K-S2 autofocus improved; Canon XF200-series camcorders get IP streaming


 
 

With July 4th fast approaching, our Firmware Friday roundup is here to help get your camera or camcorder performing at its best before you shoot the fireworks. And this week, it's Pentaxians and Canonites who're getting the tweaks they need -- specifically, owners of the Pentax K-S2 DSLR which we're currently...

How to photograph fireworks: It’s a lot easier than you might think!

 
 

For any of you in the rest of the world who may not know, we Americans use the fourth of July to celebrate our independence from the British Empire a few hundred years ago. Fortunately, we're now the best of friends, but the holiday remains a very popular one for us. In order to remember and relive those historic...

Canon T6s Sample Gallery: Take a wilderness hike with this new beefed-up flagship Rebel

 
 

Wildlife and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray's in-depth Canon T6s Shooter's Report is just around the corner, but in the meantime, we've received his vast selection of real-world gallery images shot with Canon's brand-new, higher-res Rebel DSLR. With tweaked external design and controls as well as beefed-up...

Sigma issues service advisory, firmware update to fix Live View incompatibility issues with 5Ds/5DsR

It appears Tamron isn’t the only lens manufacturer having issues with Canon’s recently-released 5Ds and 5DsR cameras. Sigma has just released a service advisory regarding a firmware update a handful of lenses need to be compatible with the Live View mode in EOS 5Ds and 5DsR cameras.

The incompatibility between a handful of Sigma’s lenses and...

White House lifts 40-year ban on photography during public tours

40 years ago, the White House put a ban on photography during public tours. Now, the ban has been lifted, with First Lady Michelle Obama posting a video on Instagram announcing the White House will once again allow photography during public tours.

The ban was initially implemented as a means of protecting and keeping the stream of people...

Nikon announces fast 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX zoom, faster-focusing, lighter 500mm, 600mm f/4 lenses

 
 

Nikon today announced a trio of new lenses they've added to their expansive lens lineup: a high-performance and versatile, enthusiast-oriented AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80MM F/2.8-4E ED VR lens as well as two new-and-improved super telephoto lenses for professional and well-heeled sports and wildlife photographers.

First...

Panasonic CM1 Shooter’s Report: We take the smartphone with the huge sensor out into the real world

 
 

Smartphones continue to rise in popularity, much to the chagrin of camera manufacturers, as they see many of their dedicated compact cameras decline in use. While nearly every, if not all, camera manufacturer is putting Wi-Fi or other wireless technology for smart device connectivity into their cameras, Panasonic...

Review: f-stop’s Lotus is a mean, modular camera bag for weekend backcountry adventures

Photography backpack manufacturer f-stop is the self-proclaimed ‘global leader for adventure and outdoor photography packs’. Until now, I couldn’t vouch for that, as I’ve never owned an f-stop bag. However, as part of our bag review series, we reached out to f-stop and within a matter hours they offered up a bag for review, the Lotus, the...

Panasonic LX100 Review: Could this be the enthusiast compact you’ve been waiting for?

 
 

For several years, Sony has had the enthusiast compact camera market all to itself -- but the times, they are a-changin'. As you'll see in our just-completed Panasonic LX100 review, there's finally a real fight on for the hearts and minds of photographers who're in the market for a pocket-friendly camera that...

Photoflex gets bought out by Promark International Inc.

Earlier this year we reported on the news that lighting and accessory manufacturer Photoflex had filed for bankruptcy and subsequently closed shop and suspended all sales. Less than three weeks later, Photoflex announced it was opening up shop again, temporarily, while they searched for a potential buyer of the business.

Today, Photoflex...

Olympus AIR comes to America: We fall in love instantly!


 
 

This is the camera that every Micro Four Thirds photographer will want to own! The Olympus AIR is a tiny camera module that uses your smartphone as its viewfinder and user interface, seamlessly bridging the worlds of Micro Four Thirds photography and smartphones, and is the most downright fun camera I've used...

Sony patent details fixed-aperture 28-70mm f/4.0 FE OSS lens

 
Sony's current 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 FE OSS lens

A recent Sony patent unveils the inner workings of a new 28–70mm f/4.0 OSS FE lens design.

Filed back in October of 2013, the patent (translated) displays 13 elements in 9 groups, including one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) element. Also mentioned in the patent is the...

Leica in the final phase of testing its next-gen sensor to fix sensor corrosion issues

This past December, Leica acknowledged a widespread corrosion issue regarding the CCD sensors and glass covers inside its M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras.

Dubbed ‘CCDgate’ by La Vida Leica, Leica promised to replace all cameras with the affected sensor (KAF–18500) and glass (Schott S8612) while working on a developing a long-term...