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Sigma Q&A: Why the 24-70 DG DN is *such* a good deal, why FLD glass is tricky, and (much) more…

 
 

This is the fourth and final interview of a series I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. (Here are links for my other...

Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S

 
 

Our friends at Nikon are at it once again, this time with not one but two exciting new lenses for their ever-growing Z-mount system. Meet the Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which is super-bright and aimed at those of you demanding...

Sigma Q&A: Why the 24-70 DG DN is *such* a good deal, why FLD glass is tricky, and (much) more…

 
 

This is the fourth and final interview of a series I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. (Here are links for my other interviews with Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm from that trip.) Between the COVID situation, the...

Fujifilm introduces Instax Square SQ1 instant camera and 2 new Instax Square instant film types

 
 

Fujifilm has introduced the new analog Instax Square SQ1 Instant camera. The new instant camera captures Instax Square format instant prints that are 1.5 times the size of prints from the Instax Mini line.

The Instax Square SQ1 camera has a minimalist design and includes features such as automatic exposure and...

Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S

 
 

Our friends at Nikon are at it once again, this time with not one but two exciting new lenses for their ever-growing Z-mount system. Meet the Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which is super-bright and aimed at those of you demanding the highest possible image quality, and the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which will no doubt appeal to anyone...

Sony launches new full-frame line with Alpha 7C, their smallest and lightest full frame ILC to date

Click here to read our Sony A7C preview

 
 

Sony has announced a new model line in its full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the Sony Alpha 7C. The A7C is Sony's smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens camera to date*. The A7C is about 20% smaller and lighter than the Sony A7 III and is approximately the...

Lensrentals takes apart the Canon EOS R5: Robust sealing may pose a challenge for escaping heat

 
 

Late last month, Lensrentals dismantled a Fujifilm GFX 100 after it had an ill-fated encounter with saltwater. Lensrentals is back with another camera teardown, this time it's the Canon EOS R5 on the operating table. Better still, unlike the GFX 100, the EOS R5 is in fine working order.

The first step is removing...

Fujifilm Q&A: COVID impact, GFX strategy, shrinking IBIS, secrets of a 300,000-cycle shutter and more

 
 

This is the third in a series of interviews I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. Between the COVID situation, the sale of IR, and a number of other lingering content projects I needed to finish, I'm only just now...

Panasonic S5 First Shots: Lab sample images from Panasonic’s enthusiast full-frame camera

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Panasonic's recently announced enthusiast full-frame mirrorless camera, the Lumix S5, arrived at IR headquarters ahead of announcement but was quickly swept away out to the coast for an in-depth hands-on review from Dave Pardue. It's now "back home" and...

Skylum announces LuminarAI, promising efficient image editing using artificial intelligence

 
 

Skylum Software has unveiled LuminarAI, a 'revolutionary approach to photo editing.' LuminarAI leverages the power of artificial intelligence to automate many time-consuming tasks in a typical photo editing workflow, saving photographers time and effort. Skylum states that LuminarAI 'removes boring and complex...

Hands-on: Fujifilm unveils XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens, world’s fastest AF lens for mirrorless cameras

 
 

Fujifilm originally planned to develop an XF 35mm f/1.0 lens for the Fujifilm X Series before pivoting the proposed lens to an XF 50mm f/1.0 lens in late 2019. After a lengthy wait for the world's first autofocus f/1.0 mirrorless lens, the long-awaited Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens is finally here.

The XF 50mm...

Panasonic S5 Field Review (video) and Full Gallery (including images w/ the Sigma 100-400mm!)

 
 

The all-new Panasonic S5 is an intriguing proposition. Coming off the scales weighing almost a third less than their hybrid S1 model from 2019, the trimmed down S5 aims to wow both enthusiasts and aspiring professionals with a full-featured, full-frame hybrid model costing just $2000.

Did they manage to pull the...

Panasonic S5 Unveiled: A rugged enthusiast-grade full-frame mirrorless that balances performance, features & price

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Panasonic S5 Hands-on Preview • Field Review Video

 
 

Though it was teased just a few weeks ago, not many details were released at the time about the new Panasonic S5 camera, other than it being a new full-frame model. However, the big day has finally arrived! Say hello to the latest member...

Canon R6 Field Test: Canon’s best all-around mirrorless camera to date?

Click here to read our Canon R6 Field Test

 
 

Canon's foray into the full-frame mirrorless world back in 2018, arguably, had a bit of a rocky start. The original EOS R was and still is quite nice, but its older sensor and lack of key features like IBIS or 4K 60p video held it back amongst competing mirrorless...

Lensrentals Teardown: A Fujifilm GFX 100 battled some saltwater and lost

 
 

Roger Cicala and the team at Lensrentals would have preferred one of their Fujifilm GFX 100 cameras not had a fatal encounter with salt water. However, the incident afforded the team an opportunity to take apart Fujifilm's flagship medium format camera without fear of breaking it. Fujifilm itself already stated...

Phase One expands XT Camera System lens lineup with Rodenstock 90mm f/5.6 lens

 
 

Phase One has announced a new XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron – W/SW 90mm f/5.6 lens for its medium format XT Camera System. This new lens promises to deliver excellent sharpness 'and unbeatable image quality,' including a shallow depth of field, uniform bokeh across the frame and precise focus control.

The XT Camera...

Canon releases v1.1.0 firmware update for EOS R5, addressing video overheating; announces future firmware for 1DX III, R5

 
 

Canon has just released a new firmware update for the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera that aims to address some of the overheating issues when recording video. With its ability to record high-resolution and high frame-rate video, including 8K RAW at 30fps and 4K at 120fps, the Canon R5 aims to be a fantastic...

Pentax announces K-1 Mark II Silver Edition DSLR alongside trio of HD Pentax-D FA Silver Edition lenses

 
 

Ricoh Imaging has announced the Pentax K-1 Mark II Silver Edition plus three HD Pentax-D FA Silver Edition lenses. The three silver D FA series lenses will mark the first time Ricoh has released silver versions of its D FA lenses. The silver used for both the camera and lenses is a 'high-grade silver coating.'

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PhotoPlus Expo cancels in-person show due to COVID-19 & launches virtual expo this November

 
 

The owner of the annual PhotoPlus Expo show, Emerald Expositions, has announced that this year's in-person experience has been canceled. The show was originally scheduled to take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from October 22-24. In lieu of a traditional in-person show, the PhotoPlus Expo will...

Lensrentals cracks open the new Canon RF 600mm f/11 supertelephoto lens to see what’s inside

 
 

Announced alongside the high-end EOS R5 and R6 full-frame cameras, Canon introduced a pair of rather strange supertelephoto lenses, the RF 600mm f/11 IS STM and RF 800mm f/11 IS STM. Yes, that is correct, f/11. And *just* f/11. Unlike most other lenses, this pair of super-long primes have a fixed-aperture design at...

Panasonic Q&A: COVID impact, no letup in R&D, full-frame lenses, and where does Micro Four Thirds fit in?

 
 

This is another in a series of interviews I conducted in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I managed to sneak in just before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. Between the COVID situation, the sale of IR, and a number of other lingering content projects I needed to finish, I'm only just now managing to...

Sony releases free desktop software enabling webcam functionality with 35 Sony cameras (UPDATED)

UPDATE, 08/28 - Sony has provided an update as to the status of a macOS version, stating that a Mac version of the Imaging Edge Webcam software will be released in the "fall of 2020."

 
 

Sony joins the ranks of other major camera manufacturers in released a free desktop software application enabling webcam...