If you’ve upgraded your iPhone to iOS 14 already, you may have noticed a little green dot at the top of your screen when using certain apps. It’s a new security feature Apple came up with to help you have peace of mind about your camera privacy. When you see the little green dot, that
There are some new numbers out that give us an idea of how the top brands in the camera industry did in 2019 in terms of DSLR and mirrorless camera shipments. Canon was still the market leader by far, Sony dominated mirrorless cameras, and Nikon was still trying to find traction with its Z series.
Samyang has just launched a new Lens Simulator that lets you play with sensor sizes and lens settings to see how they affect the look of resulting photos. The interactive web app features a dynamic photo on the left and controls on the right for adjusting the image. You can choose the background image, sensor
I’m a buy-it-once-and-buy-it-right person. I do not do well with iterative purchases. I invest in gear wisely and use the heck out of it. The Fotopro Eagle Series has solved numerous problems for me that I did not know a tripod or gimbal head could solve. Previously, if I wanted to convert from using a
Legend has it that Jon Bon Jovi once roamed these lands in a blaze of glory. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, M.ZUIKO ED 14-150MM F4.0-5.6 II at 22mm ( 44mm equivalent ). Camera technology has advanced in recent years to such a degree that for most photographers—excluding pros with specialized requirements—the choice of camera system
Nikon offers two 24-70mm zooms for its Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S that’s available in a kit with the Z 6 and Z 7 bodies, and the newer, faster NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. There’s a lot to like about both lenses. I own the Z 6 and NIKKOR
Does camera sensor size really matter anymore? As photographers, we have never had so many great camera options that will produce amazing images. There are very capable cameras sporting everything from Micro Four Thirds sensors to APS-C, full-frame and all the way up to massive medium-format sensors. One of the advantages of full-frame when shooting
My college graduation present from my parents was a Mamiya 6 rangefinder. I loved that camera. It offered the image quality of medium format film but in a hand-friendly, rangefinder-style body rather than the boxy form factor of most medium format cameras. The Mamiya 6 had its limitations. There were only three lenses available, and
Every photographer views new products in personal terms: How will this camera, lens or accessory help me to achieve my photographic goals? When you’ve worked in the business as long as I have, each new photographic tool is also evaluated in the context of its predecessors and, to a lesser extent, the possibilities of the
Composing wild-life subjects in motion, like this pair of capuchin monkeys, can be quite challenging, particularly if they’re moving erratically. But with the E-M1 Mark III’s fast burst mode and its ability for you to quickly set or reset the camera’s focus point using the camera’s new joystick, you can be reasonably sure you’ll not
While I used a tripod to create this image of Crater Lake many years ago, with the stabilization tech now available I could have easily shot this image hand-held at the 1/6 sec. exposure it was made at. It’s a new world of lightweight backcountry shooting when images like this are possible without a tripod.
If you’ve always dreamed of editing your photos while looking like a supervillain, look no further than the Cluvens Scorpion Computer Cockpit. It’s a $3,300 chair that looks and moves like a scorpion. Sitting above eight creature-like legs, the Scorpion features an extending tail that serves as overhead support for your displays. You can use
With the compact camera market decimated by smartphones, Canon is getting creative with its latest product. Called the PowerShot Zoom, it’s an unusual-looking pocket-sized camera that resembles a monocular. The PowerShot Zoom is designed to be operated with just one hand and weighs 5.1 ounces (145g). Inside is a 12.1-megapixel 1/3-inch CMOS sensor and a
As promised, Sony unveiled a new full-frame mirrorless camera via livestream this evening. But while this was originally rumored to be a compact entry-level model that would sit below the popular Sony a7 III, the new Sony a7C may be more of a step sideways than a true budget option. In brief, the Sony a7C
Datacolor has announced the ColorReader EZ, a new portable tool that’s designed to simplify matching, selecting, and coordinating colors. The ColorReader EZ joins a family that includes the $99 ColorReader and $249 ColorReader Pro, and it becomes the most portable and affordable device of the trio. “ColorReader EZ takes the guesswork out of selecting and
Nikon has just announced two of the most anticipated lenses for its full-frame mirrorless Z-series: the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S and the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S. The former is the fastest AF lens Nikon has ever produced, while the latter is “the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm
After coming back from the brink of insolvency with an employee led buyout in February 2019, TETENAL is announcing that they are back in full force. The new TETENAL 1847 GmbH commenced operations on April 1st, 2019. Since then, they have been producing and distributing chemicals from the same location as the old TETENAL company.
ZY Optics has unleashed its latest “Speedmaster” lens. Designed for the Micro Four Thirds system, the new Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 III combines ultra-fast optics with a 34mm equivalent field of view and packs it inside a lens that costs just $400. Like most of the Mitakon Speedmaster lineup, the lens is surprisingly small given
Cameradactyl camera maker Ethan Moses has announced the new Cameradactyl Mongoose, an automatic 35mm film carrier for people who want to quickly scan their film using a digital camera. The device is designed to pull an entire roll of 35mm film over a light source while triggering an exposure by an overhead camera for each