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8K Video and R System Roadmap from Canon?

The news of 8K video in mirrorless cameras is exciting on one hand, but also the feeling that you have to do another upgrade just as you’ve paid off your last lot of kit. The Canon R series will be the recipient of the 8K jump as stated in an interview over at Imaging Resource

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Huawei P20: Setting a New Benchmark

The Huawei P20 is a more affordable counterpart of the Huawei P20 Pro. The Pro version has received much praise for having an excellent camera and gaining high benchmark scores. The younger sibling may not be able to compete with an older counterpart. However, it certainly has found a blend of quality and performance for

Nikon’s Z6 Camera to Come with a Filmmaker Kit 8

Nikon’s Z6 Camera to Come with a Filmmaker Kit

Nikon is known for releasing the best products on the market when it comes to capturing videos. And this latest addition is no less. Welcome Nikon Z6 to the world of DSLR cameras. Based on its features and offerings, this device is sure to stand out among its competitors! Essentially, this device is known for

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Why the iPhone/Android Camera Focal Length Matters

When it comes to smartphone cameras, the majority usually use them like point and shoot devices. Nothing wrong with that, but the phones themselves they are becoming ever more sophisticated, so it doesn’t harm to expand your knowledge a little, especially when it comes to knowing the camera focal length. All the principles below can

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Next Generation of iPhones to ‘Revolutionize’ Photography

Apple sets out to transform their iPhone cameras by using the 3D sensors and advanced facial recognition of Sony in 2019.  Satoshi Yoshihara, the head of the sensor development team of Sony Corporation said in an interview, “Sure, we are going to transform how people take photos using their phone.” The aim includes the advanced

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D: A Great Entry-Level DSLR

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D is a compact DSLR with many of the latest bits of functionality, not quite entry-level, but the next step up. The new features make it feel more current than the EOS Rebel T6/1300D or Rebel T7/2000D with the SL2 having features such as Dual Pixel autofocus and the DIGIC 7

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The Cost-Conscious Canon EOS Rebel T7

The EOS Rebel T7 or EOS 2000D is an upgrade from the EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D. This is an entry-level DSLR with a low price point, making it an ideal solution to step into not just the DSLR world, but also with Canon themselves. Being an entry-level camera, the feature set is much

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X to Begin the Company’s Centenarian Celebration?

Olympus teased the world with a short video of its much anticipated OM-D E-M1X camera, a radicalized fresh version of its flagship model. This camera is expected to escalate the mirrorless camera wars. As expected this year, the industry will be all fireworks as promised by Stefan Kaufmann, Olympus CEO (in charge of Africa, the

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Canon to Ignore EF Lenses and Focus Entirely on RF Lenses in 2019

Canon Incorporated reported to ignore the (electro-focus) EF lenses for a year and focus on the full-frame mirrorless. The internal roadmap of the lens for the forthcoming RF lenses is soon to be announced. RF Lens Plans Unlike Nikon that has the Z series lenses; Canon has not released any official roadmap for RF lens.

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Photography Review

Samsung flagships have been getting a significant following recently. Hailed as a smartphone with arguably the best display, the new Galaxy S9 has made significant improvements to its camera as well. The new camera features and sensor adds a unique touch to the smartphone. Rather than going with a fixed aperture lens, the Galaxy S9

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The Best Cameras for Beginners

A smartphone combined with a solid photo app can work great for fully automated images, but soon you will want a setup with an individual camera body and lenses. Not just for flexibility, but for better image quality. The best cameras for beginners can feel somewhat like their higher end counterparts, but with a simpler feature

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2019 Camera and Lens Predictions

2018 saw some exciting camera and lens releases which, more than anything, gave an indication of the way camera technology will progress in the coming years. Mirrorless designs definitely made their stamp, along with dedicated lenses to fit this new format. 2019 is likely to see more advancements in this area along with updated versions

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A Closer Look at the Canon EOS 5DS R

The Canon EOS 5DS R is a full-frame, high-resolution camera added to the 5D lineup alongside the 5DS both with a huge 50MP. The main difference between the 5DS R and the 5DS is that the 5DS R has a self-canceling filter and the ‘S’ an optical low-pass filter. The Canon EOS 5DS R and S

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM: Quality Wide Open

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is a high quality, standard focal length lens which gives you an alternative to your own brand 50mm primes, with some added new features. These added features include an aspheric element for correcting chromatic aberrations, a rounded diaphragm for more pleasing bokeh, a large lens barrel to cut

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Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G Tried and Tested Since 2007

The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G was originally released in August 2007 and has proved a hit ever since, with excellent optical design and performance. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings on the lens reduce artifacts and with great color and contrast rendition makes this a great wide-angle zoom. However, the design is ageing a little and

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Fastest NIKKOR Lens Ever “Coming Soon”

Nikon earlier announced that it is in the process of developing a super fast lens, the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. The camera giant now lists the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct on the product page on its website as “coming soon.” Nikon also says that the upcoming lens is going to be the fastest NIKKOR lens ever. The lens is currently

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Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX: A Large Aperture Option for Entry-Level DSLRs

Nikon is widely respected for making outstanding lenses, but in recent years Nikon has emphasized far more on zoom lens development than prime lenses. That’s why many people were surprised when Nikon introduced their latest lens, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX prime lens. This high performance, low cost lens was developed specifically for the

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The Best Photography Gear of 2018

When it comes to the best photography gear of 2018, there were a few releases which were significant in the camera and lens world. Mirrorless designs are proving ever more popular and lenses which can take advantage of these new designs are now popping up. If you also want to lump in camera accessories and even

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Hyde to Feature ‘Colorama,’ Eastman Photography in Its 2019 Exhibitions

The popular Hyde Collection, which showcases some of the most profound exhibitions of today’s time, has announced their schedule for 2019’s exhibitions. Known for exhibiting collections that depict the shifting paradigms in technology, vision, and mind-set, the Hyde Collection’s schedule is one of the most awaited ones among art enthusiasts who wish to view the

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Sony Updates Firmware, Fixes Bug

Firmware version 2.10 for Sony’s a7 III & a7R III cameras is now available. Sony released the firmware update with a bug fix for the earlier firmware version 2.00 that was problematic. The recent update also solves the issue of incompatibility with certain third-party memory cards. Sony a7 III & a7R III cameras did not

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Fujifilm X-E2: The World’s Fastest Autofocus Camera?

Fujifilm continues to expand its X-series of compact system cameras (CSC) and now offers a wide range of models geared for photographers and enthusiasts from beginners to the experienced. But many of these X-series cameras also have a high price tag. At $1,400 with a kit lens (and $1,000 without it), the 16-megapixel Fujifilm X-E2

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Fujifilm X-T1: A DSLR-Style Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm’s X-series has grown very fast since it arrived in early 2011 with the introduction of Fujifilm X100 and its fixed 23mm f/2 Fujinon lens. The ‘game changer’ Fujifilm X-Pro 1 was presented in 2012. It was the first interchangeable X-series model with its own XF-mount system of lenses, aimed at photographers, professional and enthusiast, who desired

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The Sony a7 III: The Best Value for Money Camera on the Market

The Sony a7 cameras have now been on the market for almost five years and the evolution of these full-frame mirrorless cameras is impressive. The new Sony a7 III is another reflection of Sony’s great momentum on the camera market. Key Features 24 MP Full-frame BSI CMOS sensor  10 fps continuous shooting  AF joystick  Touchscreen 

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Sony Alpha a6000: A NEX-6 Upgrade

It’s been a few months since Sony decided to officially drop the NEX moniker from its E-mount compact system cameras, renamed all of its interchangeable lens cameras with the Alpha brand, regardless of whether it is an A-mount or an E-mount (those known as NEX) camera. This shows that some Alpha series cameras, such as

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom: A Fantastic Choice with 2x Optical Zoom 26

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom: A Fantastic Choice with 2x Optical Zoom

DJI’s Mavic Series drones are small (due to their foldable designs) but powerful. Two new flagships have been recently added to the Mavic fleet that sit above the Mavic Air – the Mavic 2 Pro equipped with the Hasselblad camera, and now the Mavic 2 Zoom. A few hundred pounds less expensive than the Pro, the

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New RICOH Compact Digital Camera Announced at Photokina 2018

Photokina 2018 took place in Cologne from September 26 to September 29. It was supposed to be a five-day event, but the trade was shortened because they’re going to change the format to an annual occasion. Despite the three-day length, we got to witness some important announcements including RICOH’s new compact digital camera. Tech fairs

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Latest Release of Loupedeck+ Introduced Support for Photoshop

Loupedeck+ released a new update that extends the compatibility of the photo editing console toward additional software, apart from Lightroom. The software can now be seamlessly integrated with Photoshop, a popular application from Adobe – the same developer as Lightroom – making it easier than ever before to have instant access to a variety of photo editing

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SJCAM Releases ION Series of 4K Action Cameras

As a top contender in the realm of action cameras, SJCAM has recently unveiled a series of 4K action cameras. In keeping with the brand’s history of providing top-class cameras, the latest ION range of 4K cameras offer outstanding features and enables amazing clarity at affordable prices. Spurred on by the success of the SJ8

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Huawei P30 Pro to Feature Quad Camera Setup

The rendering of Huawei P30 and P30 Pro by a case manufacturer gives a nod to the possibility of a four cameras setup. Speculations of Huawei P30 Pro having a quad camera setup has been thrown around for some time now. Even Walter Ji, Huawei’s European head, once gave hints of what to expect. During

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Huawei’s New Smartphone Features 48 MP Camera and In-Hole Display

Huawei has launched its new smartphone Nova 4 after several weeks of speculations and teasing. The most prominent feature is a circular cut-out for its 25 MP selfie camera. The front-facing selfie camera is implanted in its 6.4-inch (2310x1080px) IPS LCD. This is coming about a week after Samsung announced its very similar Galaxy A8s.

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New Photo Editing Era: Luminar 3 Release Introduces AI Features

Skylum recently announced the launch of a major upgrade to their popular Luminar photo editing software. With this new release comes a number of great new features, of which the most impressive would most definitely be the introduction of their new artificial intelligence built directly into the photo editing application. Luminar 3 Introducing New Features

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Wearable Tech – How We Got Here from There

Among the hottest current trends for gadgets, technology, and even gifts, is wearable technology. It’s not a fad, like Pet Rocks or Gangnam Style were. I would define a trend as something that picks up rapidly in popularity, but has long-term staying power. Mobile telephones, for instance, were a trend in the late 1980s, and

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A Close Look at the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

Always have a backup plan. This also applies to camera lenses. A 50mm lens is not just a good all-rounder, but it’s a great fallback lens, especially one like the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, which is very affordable and gives decent results. This Nikon model benefits from having a wide aperture of f/1.8, being

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Reviewing the Handheld DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

The DJI Osmo Pocket is an interesting device which is small and compact, shoots 4K video and has a great range of motion with its 3-axis gimbal. The device is marketed as the world’s smallest 4K compact camera with a three-axis gimbal, with the target market aimed at a YouTuber on the go who wants

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Traveling with the MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Tripod

The MeFOTO GlobeTrotter series of tripods are the heavyweights in the MeFOTO lineup, coming in aluminum or carbon fiber versions and a range of funky colors. Although the tripods are designed to hold heavyweight DSLR setups, they are still compact travel tripods. The one reviewed here is a carbon fiber version and just like the

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More Insights from New Galaxy S10 Prototype Leak

The excitement in the air about what some people say could become the best camera phone has lead to a series of intriguing leaks. We are getting so many leaks of Samsung’s Galaxy S10, which continues to fuel the growing speculations around the phone. New leaks are providing additional insights into the device. Samsung Galaxy

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Nikon Z and Canon R Get First 3rd-Party Full-Frame Lenses From KIPON

The Chinese company KIPON has announced its new series of ELEGANT lenses specially designed for the Canon R and Nikon Z mounts. The lens and lens adapter brand says its new set of lenses are the first third-party full-frame mirrorless mounts in the world.  Up until now, there have been numerous third-party lenses for the Canon

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DJI Inspire 2: A Drone for Professional Film Makers

The DJI Inspire got people’s attention when it was first introduced. It offered a raft of cutting-edge features and the ability to switch different camera lenses depending on your shooting goals. It’s still one of the finest drones around, but the market is growing – and that’s where the Inspire 2 comes in. While it

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Lens Disassembly Reveals New Tech

I have to admit that the slightest thought of taking one of my lenses apart, even un-doing one of the screws, fills me with dread. In that regard, you have to give respect to the guys at LensRentals, especially Roger Cicala who pulls apart a Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L lens for our insight and enjoyment.

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DJI Mavic Air: Is This DJI’s Best Drone Yet?

DJI’s Mavic Pro became popular for its portability. It was the first drone of its kind to have arms that folded against its body, making it super-tight. Since it was unveiled by the DJI, many others have fielded knockoffs with the same design, but it seems like only DJI can knock the Mavic Pro off its