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The Best Lenses for Your Fujifilm X Series Mirrorless Camera

 
 

Fujifilm's largely APS-C-based X Series of digital cameras first appeared on the scene back in 2011 with the Fuji X100 camera, which was, surprisingly enough, a fixed-lens camera. However, in the years following,...

Leica announces the Leitz Phone 1 smartphone, featuring 1”-type 20MP image sensor

 
 

SoftBank in Japan has announced a Leica-branded phone for the Japanese market, the Leitz Phone 1. This is not Leica's first foray into the smartphone market. The historic German company has previously had a...

BenQ PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR Monitor Review: An expensive but excellent monitor for photo editing

 
 

In early March, BenQ announced the PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR monitor, the successor to the SW271. The new monitor comes equipped with numerous updates to features and performance, but it also comes with a $500 price...

Field Test: OM Digital Solutions announces Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO zoom lens

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Olympus 8-25mm f/4 Pro Field Test

 
 

OM Digital Solutions Corporation, known colloquially still as Olympus, has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens, offering a 35mm...

The Best Lenses for Your Fujifilm X Series Mirrorless Camera

 
 

Fujifilm's largely APS-C-based X Series of digital cameras first appeared on the scene back in 2011 with the Fuji X100 camera, which was, surprisingly enough, a fixed-lens camera. However, in the years following, the X Series has grown to encompass a wide range of camera models, most of which are interchangeable...

Leica announces the Leitz Phone 1 smartphone, featuring 1”-type 20MP image sensor

 
 

SoftBank in Japan has announced a Leica-branded phone for the Japanese market, the Leitz Phone 1. This is not Leica's first foray into the smartphone market. The historic German company has previously had a partnership with the Chinese tech company Huawei and lent the Leica name to many of Huawei's high-end...

Phase One announces collaboration with Cascable for mobility advances to Phase One IQ4 cameras

 
 

Phase One has announced a collaboration with Swedish software company Cascable AB on mobile platform development for Phase One IQ4 camera systems. Phase One and Cascable are taking the initial steps toward expanded mobile access and controls for all Phase One cameras built upon the IQ4 system, which features Phase...

9 landscape photography tips to get the most out of summer

 
 

Summer is right around the corner. For many people, it's a fun and joyous time of year. For landscape photographers who live at mid to high latitudes, summer is not so much fun. Summer means very early sunrises and late sunsets. It's challenging to get up early enough to take advantage of a 4 a.m. sunrise. However,...

In Other News: Landscape lenses, composition principles, color grading, beach portraits and more

Choosing the right lens for landscape photography

What should we think about when selecting a lens for a certain landscape photography scene? This is the question that photographer and educator Andy Mumford answers in a recent video. In the video below, Mumford discusses the characteristics of different focal ranges, including wide-angle, mid-range and telephoto lenses,...

Sony launches Create Action, a nationwide initiative to support local grassroots organizations

 
 

Last week, Sony announced the launch of 'Create Action,' a new $1M+ grant program designed to 'support underserved, underrepresented community by amplifying the efforts of local, non-profit organizations embedded within these communities.' Funding to support Create Action comes from Sony's Global Social Justice...

BenQ PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR Monitor Review: An expensive but excellent monitor for photo editing

 
 

In early March, BenQ announced the PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR monitor, the successor to the SW271. The new monitor comes equipped with numerous updates to features and performance, but it also comes with a $500 price increase. At $1,600, the BenQ SW271C is an expensive 27" IPS monitor. That said, after spending the...

Sony reveals new details about its first drone, the Airpeak, including blistering speed and high price

 
 

Sony announced its first drone, the Airpeak, at CES 2021. Since then, details have been sparse. While we still don't know everything, Sony has today announced additional information about its drone, including some key specifications, features and price. Further, Sony has given the Airpeak its official name, the...

What is Apple ProRAW and how does it change the game for smartphone photography?

 
 

When Apple announced its iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max smartphones last year, Apple also announced an entirely new image file format, Apple ProRAW. While the format wasn't available at first when the smartphones hit store shelves, it was quickly added via an iOS software update.

But what is Apple ProRAW, and how does...

Field Test: OM Digital Solutions announces Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO zoom lens

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Olympus 8-25mm f/4 Pro Field Test

 
 

OM Digital Solutions Corporation, known colloquially still as Olympus, has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens, offering a 35mm equivalent 16-50mm zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds users. The lens promises a compact and rugged...

Olympus announces PEN E-P7 with 20MP sensor, IBIS, 4K video & more

 
 

OM Digital Solutions GmbH has announced the Olympus PEN E-P7 Micro Four Thirds system camera. For our North American readers, OM Digital Solutions hasn't announced any plans to release this camera outside of Europe and Asia.

The PEN E-P7 harnesses the classic, timeless styling of Yoshihisa Maitani and comes...

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Field Test: Is this bright and light lens the best ultra-wide prime for Sony?

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Sony's E-mount lens lineup is very developed at this point. Sony makes 64 E-mount lenses. Of these 64 lenses, 14 are G Master lenses. The latest member of the G Master family is the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. It is Sony's fastest wide-angle lens, and after going...

Capture One announces that an iPad app is in development

 
 

While details are scarce, Capture One has announced that an iPad app is in the works. This news follows up on last week's announcement that Capture One 21 is now natively supported on M1-powered Apple computers. Capture One's engineers have been very busy.

Of the upcoming iPad app, Capture One said, 'M1 support...

Nature TTL crowns its Photographer of the Year

 
 

The Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 contest attracted over 8,000 total images. Photographers from around the globe competed for the title and a £1,500 cash prize, which is over $2,100 USD at current conversion rates. Nature TTL has announced the winner, and it's Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan. The...

DxO announces Nik Collection 4: Improved user experience, more powerful U Point tech, & more

 
 

DxO has announced Nik Collection 4 by DxO. The new software suite includes powerful new tools, an improved user interface, new workflow features, improved U Point technology and improved interaction with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Since purchasing the Nik Collection and its included technology, like U Point,...

Nikon announces first macro Z lenses: Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 & Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S

 
 

Since the Z6 and Z7 cameras launched alongside a trio of lenses in late 2018, Nikon has rapidly expanded its series of Nikkor Z lenses. Among the 16 existing Nikkor Z lenses, there are bright primes, fast zooms and affordable lenses. However, until today, there hasn't been a macro lens in the lineup. Nikon has...

Canon shares additional product details and specs on upcoming high-end EOS R3 mirrorless camera

 
 

While the camera world, and Canon fans in particular, eagerly await the debut of Canon's souped-up, super-performance EOS R3, the Japanese camera maker has today released a few more tidbits and additional specs about their forthcoming high-end mirrorless camera. In addition to some more images of the camera itself,...

Panasonic unveils compact and affordable Lumix 50mm f/1.8 S full-frame lens

 
 

Panasonic continues to expand its lineup of full-frame S-series lenses, adding another compact yet bright f/1.8 prime lens to the family. The new Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 prime joins the previously-unveiled 85mm f/1.8 S lens from last November as well as two planned upcoming f/1.8 primes -- a 24mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/1.8 --...

In Other News: Luminar AI Update 3, wildlife photo tips, dealing with bad light and much more

 
 

Luminar AI Update 3: M1 Mac support added and improved Sky AI performance

Skylum has updated Luminar AI with its third major update since being released in late 2020. The new update improves the AI-powered photo editor with improved Sky AI performance and better usability. Further, for users fortunate to have one...

How does light placement affect the look of your portrait subject?

 
 

Photographer, educator and regular contributor to the Lensrentals blog, Zach Sutton, wrote an excellent lighting guide explaining how light placement affects how your subject appears. Sutton writes, 'When teaching basic lighting principles, I break down how to light a subject into having three basic variables –...