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Canon 1DX Mark II Review: The biggest, burliest and best Canon DSLR for sports, action and wildlife

 
 

This is top of the line, folks. The best of the best. The Canon 1DX Mark II is Canon's premier sports, action, wildlife and photojournalism camera. While it won't win awards for sheer resolving power -- turn to the...

Sony executive interview: The strategy and technology behind the Sony A99 II


 
 

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager, Division 1, Digital imaging Business Group, Sony Corporation and Takashi Kondo, Chief Marketing Manager, Marketing Division,...

Canon launches updated 70-300mm f/4-5.6 II lens with Nano USM and an interesting new LCD info display

 
 

11 years ago, Canon launched its EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM zoom lens. It's had a good run, but today its successor is here in the form of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM zoom. There's quite a bit of new tech in the followup, including an interesting new built-in LCD panel on which to preview some...

Venus Optics rewrites the record books with 15mm f/2 for Sony E-mount, 7.5mm f/2 for Micro Four Thirds


 
 

Do you like to shoot wide? Really wide, and yet with minimal distortion? If so, Chinese lens manufacturer Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology -- better known by the name Venus Optics -- has a couple of new products that will likely pique your interest. The company, which is building something of a reputation...

Panasonic GX85 Field Test Part II: Exploring C-AF performance, 4K photo, Focus Bracketing and more!

 
 

The Panasonic GX85 is the third most popular camera on our site as of this morning, as seen on the homepage in our "Most Popular Cameras" section to the right. That listing is populated by you, the readers, and it places this latest mirrorless offering in esteemed company indeed!

Our reviewer extraordinaire Eamon...

Fujifilm apologizes for delays in filling Fuji X-T2 preorders, pledges to ramp up production


 
 

If you're eagerly waiting to get your hands on the Fuji X-T2, the Japanese camera maker would like to offer you an apology. According to a statement published late last week on its Japanese-language website, Fujifilm has found itself facing greater demand for the X-T2 than was expected, and that's left it...

As Apple’s iOS 10 lands, Adobe adds DNG raw capture support to Lightroom for iPhone and iPad


 
 

If you're shooting with a recent Apple iPhone or iPad and want to maximize the versatility of your rear-facing iSight camera, we've good news for you. Alongside the launch of Apple's iOS 10 update, Adobe has simultaneously released an update to its Lightroom for Mobile apps supporting both iPhone and iPad...

Tokina announces 20mm f/2 for full-frame Sony E-mount; preps 35mm, 50mm, 85mm T1.5 cinema primes


 
 

Continuing the incredible deluge of lens news of late, Japan's Kenko Tokina has unveiled a new lens line for mirrorless camera optics, and populated it with its first offering for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. And the company has also announced several new optics aimed at the fast-growing cinema lens...

Samyang announces premium lens lineup, gets the ball rolling with 14mm f/2.4 and 85mm f/1.2 primes


 
 

2016 is turning out to be a huge year for South Korean optics manufacturer Samyang. The company has already launched nine lenses this year with, between their different mounts, a total of close to 50 different variants. Now it has launched a new premium lens line, and populated it with two new prime lenses,...

Meyer-Optik resurrects more vintage glass: Primoplan 58/ f 1.9 and Primoplan 75/ f 1.9 appear on Kickstarter


 
 

Earlier this year, we told you about Meyer-Optik-Görlitz's new Trioplan f2.8/100 lens, a recreation of an optic that was first released a century back in 1916. Enthusiastically received by photographer and filmmaker Mathieu Stern, the lens -- famed for its soap bubble bokeh -- was followed onto Kickstarter by...

CCROV’s 4K underwater robot drone documents the denizens of the deep without getting your toes wet


 
 

Even for amateur photographers, the sky is quite literally the limit these days as a raft of clever robot drones have taken our cameras -- and our passion for photography -- aloft. But there's another frontier which remains the preserve of the specialists: Deep-ocean diving. Now, a new robot drone of a very...

Crack open a Canon: LensRentals tears down the just-launched EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR!


 
 

It's the camera everyone's talking about, whether it's in praise of new features like Dual Pixel Raw, or sharing their concerns about missing video capture features. But what lies inside the brand-new body of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? The good folks over at LensRentals just got a batch of 5D IV bodies in to...

Think Tank Photo upgrades Airport rolling bag series, launches DJI Inspire drone backpack


 
 

More durable, more comfortable, and better-equipped for your laptop or tablet: That's the story of Think Tank Photo's updated Airport-series rolling camera bags in a nutshell. And for good measure, the company has also unveiled a new backpack for the DJI Inspire aerial camera platform, helping to protect your...

Canon EF lens shipments continue apace, passing a staggering 120 million milestone


 
 

Just 14 months after its last major milestone, Canon is celebrating production of its 120-millionth EF-mount lens right on time, as shipments continue at a steady (and extremely impressive) rate of around 23,200 lenses per day.

Canon passed the 100 million mark on April 22nd 2014, some 27 years and one...

Patent watch: Nikon patents 81x zoom lens for 1-inch sensors

 
 

The Nikon P900 camera proved to be highly popular and was difficult to find in stock for a long time after its spring 2015 launch as a result. During my field test of the superzoom, I found that its 24-2000mm equivalent lens made it particularly well-suited for photographing wildlife, but its small 1/2.3-inch...

Self-taught in the cell: How photography helped a prisoner reform and find new ways to connect

 
 

New York-based street photographer Donato Di Camillo actually became interested in street photography while confined within the walls of a medium-security federal prison. This wasn’t the first time the 47-year-old Di Camillo found himself on the wrong side of the law; his first arrest came at age 12 for theft.

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Firmware Friday: Updates for cameras, lenses from Canon, Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma and Sony


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rather lengthy one, with quite a few updates (or news of upcoming updates) for six cameras, two lenses, one printer and one video camera. Among the mix are the Canon 7D II, 5DS and 5DS R; the Leica T (Typ 701); the Nikon D5000 and S9700; Sigma's Nikon-mount 120-300mm...

Zeiss launches three new Milvus manual-focus primes


 
 

Fancy a new manual-focus prime lens for your Canon EF-mount or Nikon F-mount camera? If so, Zeiss has several new options for you to choose from in its Milvus lens line!

The metal-bodied Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15, Milvus 2.8/18 and Milvus 2/135 are intended for both still and video use, and each features a...

Sony courts videographers with weather-sealed, stabilized 18-110mm f/4 power zoom lens


 
 

It's a good time to be a Sony E-mount video shooter. No sooner have we reported on new video-oriented E-mount optics from Sigma and Zeiss than Sony itself gets in on the game, announcing its latest lens aimed at movie shooters. Coming this November, the 6.1x zoom Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS offers quite a...

Sony launches duo of 4K, HD action cameras with higher-quality, better-stabilized Zeiss lenses


 
 

Move over, GoPro: Sony has just stepped even further into the action camera giant's territory with the launch of two new Sony Action Cam models offering a choice of either 4K or HD capture along with game-changing image stabilization capabilities. Slated to ship in late September 2016, the Sony FDR-X3000 and...

Sigma dives into the cinema lens market with a splash, announcing no less than eight new lenses


 
 

For quite a while now, it's been clear that Sigma isn't content to be seen as anything less than the equal of first-party lenses from the likes of Canon and Nikon. The company has been launching some seriously impressive products, and backing them up with top-notch support to boot, including a lens mount...

Patent shows off Nikon 300mm f/2.8 fluorite lens and potential new manufacturing method

 
 

It should be no surprise to those who keep up with Nikon’s exotics that the 300mm f/2.8 lens is due for a fluorite element update. Now, fuel has been added to the fluorite fire with a recently-published patent for a 300mm f/2.8 FL lens.

Nikon has already updated the 400mm f/2.8, 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 lenses, in...