Yashica Turns to Kickstarter to Launch Three New Cameras 2

Yashica Turns to Kickstarter to Launch Three New Cameras

The previous camera released by the Yashica brand received quite harsh comments from critics. The company did not give up, however, as they are now turning their efforts toward Kickstarter once again in order to bring three new cameras to life. All three cameras will use 35mm film and, in addition to launching these cameras,

Pricing for Adobe's Popular Photography Plan Doubled 4

Pricing for Adobe’s Popular Photography Plan Doubled

Some people have noticed an increase in the pricing for the Photograph Plan that has become a popular option for photographers who rely on Adobe’s suite of software. The new pricing seems to be double the amount that photographers used to pay in the past. Since 2013, Adobe has offered photographers an affordable way to

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Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Review: A Pleasant Surprise

The Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 was first shown at the Photokina 2018 as part of their top-notch Opera series of lenses. Above the AT-X lens and aiming squarely at the top offerings from Sigma and Tamron, the 50mm lens market has a lot of competition, even at f/1.4, so this will be interesting to see

Moment Tele 58mm Lens Review: Enhancing Smartphone Photography 8

Moment Tele 58mm Lens Review: Enhancing Smartphone Photography

The enhancement of smartphone photography has taken a giant leap as many companies are creating these phones with more than one lens. This allows users to take impeccable photos without the need of having some sort of professional camera. But another alternative to enhancing your photography is external lenses for smartphones. Over the past years,

iPhone Will Soon Have A 3- Camera Setup With 12MP Selfie Shooter 10

iPhone Will Soon Have A 3- Camera Setup With 12MP Selfie Shooter

iPhone packs the punch when it comes to its cameras. A buzz is going around that Apple is actually planning to introduce an upgraded and enhanced camera setup with even better picture resolution. This particular upgrade will most probably be released later this year. The latest iPhones have a 7 MP front camera. Reportedly, this

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Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II Review: A High-End Operator

The 70-200mm is a popular focal range among photographers and with Sony allowing other glass to be fitted to their cameras via an adapter, they definitely have hot competition on their heels. However, there is nothing like having the same brand lens fitted to your camera, which means Sony camera owners are going to be

Tokina Announced New Macro Lens with Support for Sony Cameras 14

Tokina Announced New Macro Lens with Support for Sony Cameras

Tokina has officially announced the release of a brand new lens from the popular brand. The new lens is a type of Macro lens, called the Tokina FiRIN 100mm f2.8 FE Macro lens. The lens is compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras from the Sony brand. The announcement for the new camera lens from Tokina was

❤ Useful Social Media Symbols You Can Copy and Paste ✓ 16

❤ Useful Social Media Symbols You Can Copy and Paste ✓

Emojis are the most fun when to express yourself in a new post for your Instagram, Snap, Facebook, or Twitter. There are so many of them, it’s easy to forget how to type out these symbols. There are thousands of symbols that you can choose from – and one of the primary benefits of them

The Term “Leica” Banned by the Chinese Government 18

The Term “Leica” Banned by the Chinese Government

After a short film was published by the Leica camera brand, a large number of the citizens within China found some details in the video to be offensive. Conversations about the video imposing a negative view of China went to such an extent that the Chinese Government decided to take matters into their own hands.

Magisto Video Creation Platform Acquired by Vimeo 20

Magisto Video Creation Platform Acquired by Vimeo

Vimeo recently announced that they have officially acquired Magisto, a video production platform that has gained quite a lot of popularity in recent years. The platform was initially an Israeli start-up and had more than 100 million registered users prior to Vimeo acquiring the service. The Magisto platform helps the user create videos with “excitement

Instagram Now Testing Update Where Like Count Is No Longer Shown 22

Instagram Now Testing Update Where Like Count Is No Longer Shown

Instagram is considering the possibility of adding a new update to its platform. In the update, like counts will no longer be shown beneath photographs and videos that have been uploaded by users. According to current findings, it has been suggested that this may be a move from Instagram’s side to make the platform less

Nikon Releases Affordable Waterproof Coolpix W150 Camera 24

Nikon Releases Affordable Waterproof Coolpix W150 Camera

Nikon Corporation has officially announced the release of a compact digital camera – the Nikon Coolpix W150. The Coolpix W150 is one of the five new cameras that users are expecting from Nikon. Not only does the new camera offer waterproofing and shockproofing capabilities, but it’s also affordable. Users can capture memorable moments at the

LIT Flash Is About to Make Your Smartphone Photos a Lot Better 26

LIT Flash Is About to Make Your Smartphone Photos a Lot Better

Back in the day, phones didn’t have great cameras, but today the story is different. Thanks to the wonderful evolution of technology, you’re able to capture amazing photos using your smartphone. That explains why an increasing number of people prefer taking photos with their smartphones rather than a “regular” camera. However, you’re well aware of

Meet DOTMOT: The Camera Kit Replica Made Entirely of Paper 28

Meet DOTMOT: The Camera Kit Replica Made Entirely of Paper

Human imagination has no limits, and that’s definitely a good thing. Creativity and a little bit of effort are all that’s necessary to create some truly awesome things, and you’re going to love this one – camera kit made entirely from paper. Yes, we’re serious! The paper camera was created by DOTMOT, a Seoul-based motion

Google Pixel 3 AI Allows Users to Snap Amazing Selfies 30

Google Pixel 3 AI Allows Users to Snap Amazing Selfies

Let’s be honest; we all love a good selfie. We take selfies on our own, with friends and family, to create memories, to mark a special occasion, you name it. Bearing in mind how much people love selfies, manufacturers started designing and creating their devices and software to enhance our overall experience. Google is about

Raspberry Pi Project Turns into an Etch-A-Snap Camera 32

Raspberry Pi Project Turns into an Etch-A-Snap Camera

The Raspberry Pi system has given people an endless number of possibilities, with creativity truly being the only limitation. What Martin Fitzpatrick built, however, was something unseen among both the photography community and enthusiasts who dabble with the Raspberry Pi system. He built quite a fascinating device that draws a photograph onto an Etch-A-Sketch device. 

Dead Fly in Lens Barely Affects Image Quality 34

Dead Fly in Lens Barely Affects Image Quality

Roger Cicala at Lens Rentals, along with his team, made quite a discovery last week. After their Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS II lens has been circulating for over three years, a fly ended up in the lens. Prior to taking on a very intricate task of removing the dead fly from the lens, the team

A Beginner's Guide to Camera Lens Filters 38

A Beginner’s Guide to Camera Lens Filters

I have to admit, I was a late starter to the lens filter game. Back in the film days lens filters were the norm, but with the advent of digital it initially felt like all the tricks photo filters could perform could be done in software. Oh, how wrong. It took some time to get

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Review: Brilliant for Beginners 40

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Review: Brilliant for Beginners

If you have recently shifted from a smartphone and trying to learn to use a proper camera for photography, then the Olympus PEN E-PL9 is designed for you, because the company is targeting the same audience with the launch of this camera. With its bigger sensor and more powerful features, it delivers some great quality

Moment 18mm M-series Wide Lens Review: The Smartphone Lens You Need 42

Moment 18mm M-series Wide Lens Review: The Smartphone Lens You Need

With the enhancement of cameras on smartphones, add-on lenses have been commonly used. The main issue with these smartphone camera lenses is the optical quality that usually is not the best since many lenses are inexpensive. On the other end, there are smartphone lenses that produce incredible image quality but comes with difficult attachment mechanisms.

How to Paint with Light on the Cheap 44

How to Paint with Light on the Cheap

Light painting or painting with light is as old as photography itself. Taking a long exposure while moving a light source around in the frame, creating very artistic and dramatic results should be a trick in every photographer’s arsenal. From Picasso to modern Instagram images – all utilize this technique to great effect and the

DJI Smart Controller Review: Is It a Necessity? 48

DJI Smart Controller Review: Is It a Necessity?

DJI is known for the drones and has been extremely successful with their user-friendly flying cameras. Those who fly drones notice that most upgrades happen within controllers which is why they are constantly released. With that, DJI happened to launch a new controller, the DJI Smart Controller. This controller is an accessory for DJI’s OccuSync

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Review: The Best Macro Lens 50

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Review: The Best Macro Lens

Canon’s 100mm f/2.8L lens is no new lens to the market. This lens made its debut in the middle of 2009. Despite its age, photographers will definitely enjoy using this lens. It has a convenient and practical focal length while still remaining quite light. You also can’t forget about the incredible image quality. When Canon

Yashica About to Launch 35mm Film, Photographers Uninterested 54

Yashica About to Launch 35mm Film, Photographers Uninterested

Yashica certainly rose more than a few eyebrows with the latest announcement about the launch of their 35mm film. It seems like the company is trying to rebuild itself in a competitive market in times when people prefer their smartphones over carrying a camera wherever they go. The company, which was founded in Nagano in

A Look Into the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro 56

A Look Into the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro

Huawei announced their new P-series, dedicated to giving its consumers top-notch devices for photography – which is what the “P” stands for. Like the company’s older models, you can expect lots of new features on these phones including an improved camera system, upgraded processors and loads of other awesome perks. The main objective of this

Tips for Finding the Best Natural Light for Portraits 62

Tips for Finding the Best Natural Light for Portraits

Recognizing good light is one of the foundation skills for any photographer. Setting up ideal lighting situations in the studio is one thing, but being able to capture quality, natural light brings its own set of skills. Carrying over lighting set-ups in the studio is going to help a lot with translating things like key

North Focals Are Changing the Reputation of Smart Glasses 64

North Focals Are Changing the Reputation of Smart Glasses

We have seen smart glasses make a presence in the technology world with some flops, but North Focals have been resilient in comparison to competitors. First, it was Google that came out with Google Glass but the build was not as practical. Focals by North are smart glasses that do not look like smart glasses

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Still One of the Best 66

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Still One of the Best

When the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art was released in 2013, it stirred up the photography world. It became the first full-frame prime lens that was a part of Sigma’s Global Vision Art series. The lens itself gave its competitors a run for their money mainly for its price point but also its quality.

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM: Flat and Accurate

If you have never seen one of these pancake lens designs before, you’d be forgiven for thinking it is an adapter rather than a Prime lens. At only 22mm thick, the lens features the first ‘STM’ type motor from Canon, which has the advantage of being both smooth and quiet, which is ideal for video

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Panasonic DC-TZ200: Compact Quality

The Panasonic DC-ZS200 (or DMC-TZ200 to the rest of the world) is an ultra-compact camera aimed at the travel market. One of its standout features is the impressive 24-360mm focal range, UHD 4K video, 5-axis Hybrid IS, and Leica inspired lens for good measure. The camera follows on from the respected ZS100 with improvements where

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The Highly Anticipated Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens was highly anticipated and with some of the first encounters with the lens, feedback has read that it is one of the sharpest 85mm lenses around. Some reports have said that it is comparable to the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM and even one of the best performers in

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Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Primed Winner

The Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a high-end lens, part of Tamron’s Super Performance range, aimed at the serious photographer or professional. The lens bucks the trend in the prime market being f/1.8 rather than f/1.4, but it does have the advantage of image stabilization. As a top end lens, it does

The Sony RX0 II Redefines the Action Camera 72

The Sony RX0 II Redefines the Action Camera

Back in 2017, Sony released the first generation of the Sony RX0. It did not boom as the company probably expected due to the strong competitions it faced – GoPro cameras. But what Sony did was impressive – with all the features it put in such a compact body. If the word got around quicker,

Ricoh Offering Free Fix for GR III Cameras Affected by Wobbly Dial 76

Ricoh Offering Free Fix for GR III Cameras Affected by Wobbly Dial

After noticing several reports by customers regarding a wobbly control dial on their latest street photography camera, Ricoh announced this week that they would offer free repairs to customers with a camera affected by the defect. The camera that seem to be affected by the issue is the latest Ricoh GR III. Only selected serial