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The Best Lenses for Your Sony Mirrorless Camera

 
 

So, you've just picked up your first Sony camera? Or maybe you've had one for a little while and are looking to expand your camera setup beyond the included kit lens? Entry-level or experienced photographer?...

In Other News: Landscape photo tips, woodland photography, Nikon surf photo of the year & more

 
 

3 things landscape photographer Andy Mumford wishes he'd learned sooner

Photographer and educator Andy Mumford has learned a lot during his career as a landscape and travel photographer. No matter how much you...

Leica announces new SL zoom lens, the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH

 
 

Leica has announced a new addition to its SL lens portfolio, the Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens. The f/2.8 zoom lens is designed for versatility, making it a solid choice for a wide range of...

Sony A1 Field Test Part I: An absolute powerhouse for image resolution, AF and performance

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Sony's full-frame mirrorless series continues to grow and evolve, with the company now offering a variety of models targeting different price points and use-cases....

Fujifilm X-E4 Field Test: Compact, stylish and very capable APS-C camera

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Where the Fujifilm X-S10 is a lightweight SLR-styled mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-E4 is rangefinder-inspired. The new X-E4 is a compact, sleek and stylish...

Pro perspectives on using Olympus OM-D cameras for wildlife photography: An Interview with Olympus Educators Joe & Mary Ann McDonald

 
 

What does it take to be a wildlife photographer? Or stepping back a bit, what does it take to enjoy and capture powerful photographs of wildlife? On the one hand, a love and passion for nature and wildlife is a key qualification, as is the ability to be patient and observant towards animal behavior. And then on the...

In Other News: Adobe Premiere update, win a Canon EOS R, landscape tips, budget portraiture & more

 
 

Adobe updates Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro

The April 2021 release of Adobe Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro arrived earlier this week. For Premiere Rush, the key feature is Apple M1 silicon support. You can now run Rush natively on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini models with Apple's new M1 chipset....

Fujifilm announces super-fast XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR wide-angle prime lens

 
 

Fujifilm today announced a new addition to its already-expansive X Series lens lineup in the form of the super-bright, wide-angle XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens. The new optic, Fuji's 39th X Series lens, provides a 27mm-equivalent field of view in 35mm terms for a classic, near-24mm wide-angle angle perspective. The...

DxO PureRAW announced: Hands-on with DxO’s excellent RAW processing/preparation app

 
 

DxO, the company behind PhotoLab 4 and the Nik Collection by DxO, has announced DxO PureRAW. The software is designed to be used on RAW image files ahead of Adobe solutions or other photo-editing programs. Leveraging DxO's extensive experience and the company's exclusive technologies, DxO PureRAW removes noise,...

Canon announces development of 1D-styled, high-performance EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera

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Alongside a trio of new RF-mount lenses, Canon has also announced the development of an all-new, high-performance R-series mirrorless camera. The upcoming Canon EOS R3 will sit at the top of Canon's EOS R-series mirrorless camera lineup as the company's most advanced, most...

Canon announces three RF lenses: 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS, 400mm f/2.8 L IS & 600mm f/4 L IS

 
 

Canon has announced three high-end prime L-series lenses for its mirrorless RF mount. The shortest of the three primes is the RF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens. The other two lenses are RF-mount versions of two existing super-telephoto lenses, the RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM.

Canon RF 100mm...

In Other News: Sony updates A7R III and IV cameras, Rokinon announces 24mm f/1.8 FE lens and more

 
 

Sony quietly announces updated versions of the A7R III and A7R IV cameras

In somewhat odd fashion, Sony announced updated versions of its Sony A7R III and Sony A7R IV mirrorless cameras. Earlier this week, Sony published a video, seen below, showing the A7R III camera. At first glance, there's nothing unusual...

Sony A6600 Field Test: The A6600 delivers solid all-around performance

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The Sony A6600 launched in late 2019, and we never gave it the Field Test treatment. When I tested the Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens last month, I had the chance to shoot it with a Sony A6600. It was the perfect opportunity to go hands-on with Sony's...

Fujifilm introduces Instax Mini 40 camera and Instax Mini Contact Sheet instant film

 
 

Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera and a new variety of Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, Contact Sheet, which recreates the look of classic film contact sheets.

Manny Almeida, Division President, Imaging Division, Fujifilm North America Corporation, states that the new Mini 40 instant...

In Other News: Canon firmware updates, photo April Fools’ Day, an intro to aerial photography & more

 
 

Canon releases firmware update for EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras

Building on user feedback, Canon has released new firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras. The EOS R5 and R6 updates bring those cameras to version 1.3, while the 1D X III is updated to version 1.4....

Fujifilm GFX 100S Field Test: One of the best values in the high-end camera segment

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The Fujifilm GFX 100S builds upon the solid foundation laid by the Fujifilm GFX 100 in 2019. The new GFX 100S includes the same medium-format 102-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor and image processing as the GFX 100, which results in the GFX 100S...

Ricoh announces flagship Pentax K-3 III: New sensor, new processor, new AF system, better IBIS and more

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After some unexpected delays in parts prevented the anticipated unveiling at CP+ 2021, the long-awaited update to Ricoh's flagship APS-C DSLR is finally here. The new Pentax K-3 Mark III introduces several welcomed updates and upgrades to the now-aging K-3 II from...

In Other News: Testing Super Resolution, $30 DIY star tracker, great prints, Leica lens interview & more

 
 

Photographer Michael Clark puts Adobe's new Super Resolution feature to the test

First seen on DPReview, photographer Michael Clark recently published a blog post putting Adobe's new Super Resolution enhancement tool to the test. Super Resolution launched earlier this month as part of an Adobe Camera Raw update....

High-res SIGMA fp L Announced: 61MP Bayer sensor, hybrid phase-detect AF, plus add-on EVF accessory

 
 

Sigma today announced a new addition to their unique and compact "fp" camera line: the Sigma fp L. Although Sigma fans will still have to wait for the unfortunately-delayed full-frame Foveon-based camera, the new Bayer-sensor-based Sigma fp L offers up several improvements and new features compared to the standard...

Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Field Test: A very good prime lens for the GFX system

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Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Field Test

 
 

The Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR is Fujifilm's 12th GF lens. It is the company's fastest lens yet, with its bright maximum aperture of f/1.7. The GF 80mm is not only the fastest lens in the GF lineup, but it is also the brightest autofocus lens...

Sony announces trio of ultra-light, ultra-compact fast G-series primes: 24mm F2.8, 40mm F2.5, 50mm F2.5

 
 

Just a week after Sony unveiled its super-fast FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens, they now have some more optical goodies to announce -- three, in fact. The new FE 24mm f/2.8, FE 40mm f/2.5 and FE 50mm f/2.5 make up what Sony is dubbing the G-Lens Ultra-Compact Primes. Though sold individually, this trio of lenses all sport...

In Other News: NFTs for photographers, compressed RAW images, Leica price hike and more

 
 

In this week's roundup, we cover an extensive range of topics. NFTs are buzzing online; what does it mean for photographers? This week, B&H shared a video outlining five fashion photography tips. Across the pond, photographer Steve O'Nions went on a peaceful stroll with his film camera. Slightly further east in...

Panasonic announces firmware updates for Lumix S1H, S1, S1R, S5 and BGH1 cameras

 
 

Panasonic has announced the release of firmware updates for several Lumix S series full-frame cameras, including the Panasonic S1H (version 2.4), S1 (2.0), S1R (1.8) and S5 (2.2). Panasonic is also releasing an update for its BGH1 box-style Micro Four Thirds camera, bringing that camera to firmware version 2.0.

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Interview with Capture One’s CEO, Rafael Orta: How Capture One is becoming more agile than ever before

 
 
 
 

I recently chatted with Capture One's new CEO, Rafael Orta, to discuss his role with the company and his vision for Capture One moving forward. Capture One is a very popular photo editing and tethered capture solution for many photographers, hobbyists and...

Feather Focus Photo Contest finalists unveiled

 
 

Back in November, we teamed up with our sibling publication Digital Photo to co-host the Feather Focus Photo Contest. For bird photography enthusiasts, this was a perfect opportunity to showcase your art and talent in photographing our feathered friends, and, of course, be in the running for some exciting prizes...