New Nokia 9 PureView to Feature Five Cameras

The MWC 2019 event held a surprise for photographers who enjoy using their smartphone as a sidekick while taking photos. HMD Global officially announced the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone during the event, featuring a total of five cameras in order to produce better quality photographs that are sure to impress. The cameras are accompanied by

New AI-Based Long Exposure Photography App for iPhones

For photographers who enjoy taking photos with their iPhone, last week marked an important date, especially those who frequently find themselves taking long exposure photos. The developer team behind the popular Halide application for the range of Apple iPhone smartphones announced a new app, known as Spectre, that now uses artificial intelligence to help photographers

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A Look at the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Many DSLR users first experience with a prime lens is with a 50mm of some variation. In the Canon world, the 50mm f/1.4 lens can be charted back to 1971 with the FD 50mm F1.4, with many people having used or owned a entry-level 50mm F1.8 at one time or another or want for the

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Yuneec Typhoon H Plus Drone: The Flying Bug

The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus is a professional level drone, with a unique design setting it apart from other pro-level drones. The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus was launched as an upgrade to the Typhoon H as their ‘most powerful consumer product’ yet. We will look at the Yuneec Typhoon H Plus as not only an

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Get Perfect Round Bokeh with the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens

Let’s get to the point, the reason for buying into an out of the ordinary lens is because it can do things other lenses can’t. This is the case with the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens. In both looks and functionality this lens is very distinct and can produce beautiful things like perfectly round bokeh. There

How Tough Is the Olympus TG-5?

The Olympus TG-5 is the fifth generation in this series from Olympus. With constant improvement with each iteration, this camera sets that standard high within the waterproof category. Do not let the simple design and lens from its previous models fool you. With the TG-5, the performance level will please many with its 4K video

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DIY Pro-Quality Video Lighting That Won’t Break the Bank

You may have top-notch lenses and camera bodies, but you still need quality lighting when you’re shooting video. Even if you have ideal lighting outside, you still need accessories to make sure your subjects are lit correctly, just like with stills where a little fill flash can always separate your subject. The problem is that

Oppo Smartphone to Feature 10x Zoom and 48MP Camera

At the February 2017 MWC event, Oppo showed off a hybrid phone camera technology which is capable of 5x optical zoom. Although there’s currently no smartphone on the market with that camera technology, the company is now promising something even better – doubling the impressive zoom. Oppo is preparing to launch a smartphone with its

A Look Into the Canon EOS 5DS

Canon extends its 5D line which has been revolutionary within the photography world. This line has combined qualities the professional and amateur photographers want in cameras –  allowing each to have an affordable camera that shoots full-frame. Aside from its full-frame, it is also a bit smaller and lighter than other full-frame cameras that shoot

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New Lumenzia V7 Released With 30 New Features

Customers who are using the Lumenzia app from Luminosity to assist in processing masking edits on photographs are now able to update to the latest version of the application, version 7. This new version adds 30 new features that will make the process of setting up masks on photographs easier than ever before. In addition

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How to Make an Instant Camera Drone

There are plenty of drones on the market these days that can take stills and video to a high-quality. However, if your needs are more specific or you want to shoot with an instant camera, then you may have to resort to a self build. This approach clearly has its plus and negative points, but

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New Compact Cam From Fujifilm XP140 Is Waterproof And More Durable

On February 14, 2019, Fujifilm announced that they would be releasing a new addition to their line of compact waterproof cameras soon called Fujifilm XP140. The Fujifilm offers a significant upgrade over the previous model, the XP130, including the capability to take higher resolution photographs, along with improved durability and better waterproof features. This will

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New Pro Pen Slim From Wacom Reduced Fatigue With Prolonged Use

Wacom made a recent announcement that a new pen will form part of their series that provides users with a more convenient experience when it comes to digital illustrations, graphic design, and similar subjects. The new Wacom Pro Pen Slim offers a more convenient usage for users who find that the traditional options, such as

Vivo Launches Notchless v15 Pro with 32-Megapixel Pop-Up Selfie Camera

As one of the companies making the most headlines in the smartphone space in 2018, Vivo experimented with and released several devices with astonishing hardware features. Continuing in the same vain, Vivo has launched the V15 Pro which is its first major 2019 product. The new mobile device brings along some high-end features from the

A Sneak Peak at the Six Cameras of Samsung’s Galaxy S10

Samsung is seemingly hoping that more cameras are the recipe of success in its newer line of smartphones. Samsung is adding more cameras to its flagship phones. Speaking of which, Galaxy S10E has at least three, a standard camera, a selfie camera and an extra ultra-wide angle camera on the back. Super-wide lenses are not

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Sony a7R II Pushing the Boundaries

The Sony a7R II continues the a7 range, being the fifth model of these full frame cameras and the second highest resolution in the ‘R’ model range. The Sony a7R II isn’t just a continuation model, but has new features which sets it apart from the similar looking 24MP a7 II. These include a BSI

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PowerVision PowerEye Drone Aimed at Professionals

California-based PowerVision have produced with the PowerEye a professional level drone which is not just capable of great footage, but can also carry a payload and comes with tons of features. Capturing quality stills and video is a pre-requisite from drones these days. Not just rocksteady footage, but also plenty of manual control over how

Are Sony a6300’s Improvements Worth the Money?

Sony has definitely made its mark in the camera realm. It has taken the market and took control of it with its compact cameras that produce high-quality content. The company consistently stays relevant with its exciting new products. This time around it has the Sony a6300. The Sony a6300 is similar to the the Sony

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Skydio r1 Drone: Fully Autonomous Consumer Drone

Firstly, the keywords with the Skydio r1 Drone are ‘Consumer’ and ‘Fully Autonomous.’ Being aimed at the consumer market usually means a budget version, but in this case the term refers more to more general use than anything else as the unit still has plenty of software and hardware trickery. ‘Fully Autonomous’ means that the

Parrot Anafi: Excellent Video Quality Drone

The Parrot Anafi falls into the new category of drones small enough to fit into a backpack for hiking and good enough to capture high-quality videos of the stunning views you find out there. This drone is smaller, lighter and costs less than the Mavic Air, and it also takes 4K videos with excellent quality.

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Insta360 Titan 360-Degree Camera: The New Standard

Insta360 seems to have covered all bases when it comes to shooting video and stills in 360-degree. From the One X consumer model to the top end Pro 2 which can produce 8K 3D 360-degree footage, the company definitely has a solution that seem to fit most 360 degree niches. The Titan has raised the

The Nikon D3100: A Great Beginner DSLR Camera

Nikon has developed a habit of making very attractive entry level DSLRs which are cleverly designed so that they are enjoyable to shoot with. Arriving on the market in September 2010, the D3100 is no exception to this trend. This camera stands as a great start up camera. In fact, It was designed in a

How Efficient Is Canon EOS M100’s Simplicity?

Whether you are a professional photographer or the family documenter, the Canon EOS M100 is one of the mirrorless cameras where Canon got it right. Out of the first few mirrorless releases, there were improvements the company took note from the consumers and fixed the inconveniences with this camera. The compact frame makes it one

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The Best Travel Lens for Canon & Nikon

The type of camera kit you travel with can be completely different from equipment used for regular day-to-day photography work. Depending on the job, a variety of equipment from different cameras bodies, lenses and lighting gear lets you choose the appropriate items for shooting a certain subject in a certain scenario. However, when it comes

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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art: Wide End Quality

A prime lens with a 14mm focal length isn’t anything new, but Sigma has upped the stakes here with not just a lens from the top end Sigma Art series, but also a lens with a wide f/1.8 aperture. This means better low light operation with a clear application for landscape and astrophotographers who want

Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II Worth the Price?

The type of lens you use when taking pictures has a great impact on the outcome of your photo. In a world where there is an endless amount of lenses, it can be difficult to figure out what type of lens to go for. Lucky enough, Canon’s L lens collection is something to definitely look

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Zoom Lenses vs. Prime Lenses: Which Is Right for You?

When deciding what’s the best glass to fit on the front of your camera, one of the main debates is always between prime and zoom lenses. Many times the debate centers around a quality issue. There may be other features to argue upon such as image stabilization, autofocus/manual focus, the different ways you use a

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Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX: Wide Quality

The Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX is a ruggedly built lens aimed at the semipro market, refined optics and aimed at the DX platform, ranging from the likes of the D50, D80 and D2X. At the time of its release the lens was the first ultrawide angle lens for digital DX cameras. This meaning on an

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Things You Missed on the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R

Both the Panasonic S1 and S1R are the new mirrorless full frame cameras from Panasonic which should be available from March 2019 with some very tasty features which include hi resolution modes, HDR and many pro features. The Lumix S1R is aimed at the professional with a 47 megapixel sensor and the S1 having a

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The Best Canon Lenses for Wildlife Photography

Canon makes fantastic telephoto lenses. Sharp, fast and built for everyday use. It’s no wonder they are seen so often out in the wild. In this guide, we will look at the best Canon lenses for wildlife photography at both ends of the price spectrum. General Needs I asked a photographer friend who shoots a

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New Fujifilm X-T30 Expected to Feature Joystick Navigation

Leaked images of the new Fujifilm X-T30 have been circulating on the internet for the past week. While no significant changes have been noted compared to the previous version, there is one particular adjustment to the design that has captivated a number of photographers who rely on the Fujifilm brand – this is the removal

New DSLR Super-Telephoto Lenses Under Development by Canon

After two patents filed by Canon were picked up by media, news quickly started to spread about the possibility of Canon releasing new Super-Telephoto lenses in the near future. While nothing has been officially confirmed by Canon yet, except that the company is currently focusing on their range of mirrorless lenses in 2019, several publications

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Bang for Your Buck: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III is a hot new zoom lens for the Sony full frame E-mount. It’s also the first zoom lens by a third-party maker specifically for Sony’s new range of mounts. The lens marks the start for high-quality zoom lenses offered to Sony mirrorless users such as the Sony A7Riii, Sony

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New Lenses Introduced by Leica, but Only for a Limited Time

Leica recently announced the release of three new lenses. As with many of their other product lines in the past, only a limited number of these lenses will hit the market and production will halt once the number of sales for each has been reached. Many photographers rely on the quality of Leica lenses and

Ryze Tello: Best Entry-Level Drone

It’s fun to fly drones and generally they aren’t educational, but the Ryze Tello is designed to be both. It allows you to fly the drone with an app or a Bluetooth remote. This drone is also programmable using Scratch, which is an open-source programming language developed at MIT. You can simply write the programs

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How to Choose the Best Compact Camera in 2019

It may seem that smartphones have eaten up the compact camera market in recent years. However, a compact camera still has many advantages over the smart phone, especially if you want to step up in image quality. The compact camera still fits into the niche of those who want good image quality, but don’t want

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An Up-Close Look at the New Canon 400mm F2.8L IS III

Canon has released new and improved versions of their 400mm f/2.8L and 600mm f/4L super-telephoto lenses, with the emphasis on 25 percent less weight or 2.2lbs in real money. The new 400mm now weighs in at 6.25 pounds total. The weight saving is definitely significant, especially since Sony has released their own FE 400mm f/2.8 lightweight version at 6.4 pounds. Canon

Flickr Users Given an Extra Month to Save Their Photos

Flickr announced during the final quarter of 2018 that they would be limiting free accounts on their platform. While users had significant storage in the past, users who sign up for a free account will now only be able to store a maximum of 1,000 files, including videos and photos, at a time. The platform