Canon Intros New Mirrorless M3, 35mm Lens and New Optical Tech

August 27, 2015 · News

The Canon EOS M3 is modest mirrorless but the company's new lens technology looks impressive. More »

Object of Desire: Sennheiser AVX

August 25, 2015 · Gear

Sennheiser's AVX is a new plug-and-play wireless audio system for DSLRs and video cameras. More »

Object of Desire: Ona Berlin

August 21, 2015 · Gear

Luxury camera bag maker Ona has updated their ode to Leica, the Berlin, with black leather and gunmetal hardware. More »


Jay Maisel: The Mentor Who Tells It Like It Is

Jay Maisel, whose work can be found in many private, corporate and museum collections, is also widely admired as an instructor. In the late 1990s, he stopped taking commercial assignments in order to focus on his personal work, including giving lectures and leading the intensive, boot-camp-like Jay Maisel New York Photography Workshop. Since then, he has earned a reputation as an inspiring teacher. Inspiring and, well, charmingly profane. Read full article »

Rokinon's New Xeen Lenses Take Aim at Cinematographers

August 17, 2015 · Gear

Rokinon's new Xeen lineup of cinema lenses undercut the competition in price. More »

Object of Desire: Kinotehnik Practilite 602

August 17, 2015 · Gear

The Practilite 602 is a monolight-shaped LED with Bluetooth and a smartphone app. More »

Lens Review: Nikon 300mm f/4 PF ED VR

August 12, 2015 · Lenses

A smaller, lighter 300mm from Nikon, this time with image stabilization. More »

Corel Courts Photoshop Users with ParticleShop Brushes

August 11, 2015 · Gear

Corel's ParticleShop can deliver more sophisticated brushes than the stock brushes available in Photoshop.  More »

Camera Review: Phase One A250

August 10, 2015 · Gear

This medium-format system built around Phase One's IQ250 back and Alpa lenses packs premium performance—and a premium price tag—in a compact package. More »

Storage Review: Eyefi Mobi Pro

August 07, 2015 · Gear

The newest card from EyeFi allows for wireless RAW transfer to your mobile device with an improved interface. More »

Tamron: New 18-200mm Is World's Lightest

August 06, 2015 · Gear

Tamron's 18-200mm zoom lens for APS-C DSLRs is the lightest ever made, the company claims. More »

Nikon Updates 24-70mm and Debuts Two New Lenses

August 04, 2015 · Gear

Nikon adds image stabilization to its popular 24-70mm and throws a 200-500mm zoom and 24mm f/1.8 prime into the arena as well. More »

Object of Desire: Zeiss Batis

August 03, 2015 · Gear

The newest avian-themed autofocus lenses from Zeiss are primes destined for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras. More »

Mini Review: Brinno TLC200 Pro Time Lapse Camera

August 03, 2015 · Gear

A hands-on review of the Brinno TLC200 Pro Time Lapse Camera. More »

Canon's New Camera Sees in the Dark, Costs $30,000

July 30, 2015 · Gear

Canon's "multi-purpose camera" can capture HD video in incredibly low light environments without resorting to infrared.  More »

Object of Desire: Freefly Systems Alta

July 24, 2015 · Gear

The Alta is a ready-to-fly cinematography drone that can hoist aloft up to 15 pounds of gear. More »

5 Affordable 4K Video Cameras [Updated]

July 24, 2015 · Gear

These five cameras bring 4K video capture within the realm (and budget) of mere mortals. More »

Meet the New Flickr Pro: Better Analytics, No Ads and the Badge Is Back

July 23, 2015 · News

With the new Flickr Pro, Yahoo is reinstating the Pro Badge, purging advertising and improving your ability to measure the online performance of your photographs. More »

Lens Roundup: 18 Lenses for Any Need

July 21, 2015 · Features

PDN canvasses the market for the latest great glass for video, mirrorless, DSLR, rangefinder and medium format camera systems. More »

Camera Review: Panasonic Lumix LX100

July 20, 2015 · Cameras

This Micro Four Thirds-format compact packs full manual controls and 4K video into a tiny package. More »

Camera Review: Fujifilm X-A2

July 17, 2015 · Gear

This update to Fujifilm's only mirrorless body with a Bayer-array sensor grants entry into the X system for just $550. More »

Camera Review: Sony A7 II

July 14, 2015 · Gear

The newest full-frame mirrorless beast from Sony adds five-axis image stabilization and improved autofocus. More »

Mini Review: Joby Action Jib

July 10, 2015 · Gear

Joby's Action Jib brings sweeping cinema-style action to your action camera video. More »

Object of Desire: Redrock Micro One Man Crew Director

July 10, 2015 · Gear

The One Man Crew Director is a parabolic arc dolly track with a laser level and remote control via Bluetooth. More »

Manfrotto Expands Off Road Photo Backpack Lineup

July 08, 2015 · Gear

The Manfrotto Off Road 20L can store a mid-sized DSLR plus lens in a removable pouch. More »

Canon Launches New Speedlite 430EX III-RT

July 08, 2015 · Gear

 Several new firsts have come to Canon's entry-level Speedlite lineup. More »

GoPro Debuts Smaller Hero4 Session Action Cam

July 06, 2015 · News

 GoPro's new Session camera is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the Hero4. More »

Object of Desire: Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC

July 03, 2015 · Gear

This portable drive can keep snoops at bay with its 256-bit AES hardware encryption. More »

Nikon Goes Long with Three New Lenses

July 02, 2015 · Gear

Nikon's newest DX and FX format lenses include a versatile zoom and a pair of telephotos. More »

Object of Desire: Shai Gear SpiderPro Hand Strap

June 26, 2015 · Gear

This strap slides between your camera and your tripod base to give you a secure one-handed grip. More »

Object of Desire: Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.7

June 24, 2015 · Gear

Panasonic's fast-aperture 85mm full-frame equivalent medium telephoto lens should be a boon to Micro Four Thirds portrait shooters. More »

Sigma Debuts New Full Frame Art Lens

June 19, 2015 · Gear

Sigma's newest full frame Art lens delivers a 24-35mm focal length with a constant f/2 aperture throughout the zoom range. More »

Keep It Safe: 16 Storage Solutions for Preserving Your Photos

June 19, 2015 · Features

These physical and cloud-based storage solutions will help keep your digital negatives safe for years to come. More »

Canon Downsizes with DSLR-like Compact, the G3 X

June 18, 2015 · Gear

Canon pours DSLR-like features into its latest advanced compact, the PowerShot G3 X. More »

Ricoh Intros GR II Premium Compact Camera

June 18, 2015 · Gear

 Ricoh's GR II boasts an APS-C-sized CMOS sensor in a small, durable body. More »

Eyefi Cuts the Card, Offers Wireless Transfers from GoPro, Olympus Cameras

June 16, 2015 · Gear

Wi-Fi-enabled cameras from GoPro and Olympus can now transfer images to mobile devices using only Eyefi's app, not its card. More »

Adobe Rolls Out Creative Cloud Update, Debuts Stock Service

June 16, 2015 · News

Adobe's latest update to Creative Cloud brings new tools for Photoshop and Lightroom users, a new app and a new stock marketplace that's deeply integrated with Creative Cloud programs. More »

Object of Desire: Livestream Broadcaster

June 15, 2015 · Gear

This unassuming red box is a live broadcast encoder for streaming video footage from your camera to Livestream's webcasting site. More »

Object of Desire: Lowepro Echelon

June 12, 2015 · Bags

This series of camera bags from Lowepro offer a more discreet option for stowing your gear in the overhead luggage bin. More »

Leica Unveils the Q, a Fast, Full Frame Compact

June 10, 2015 · News

 Leica is bringing the design sensibility of its M-series into a new full frame model. Meet the Leica Q. More »

Sony's Summer of Sequels: Launches A7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV

June 10, 2015 · Gear

 Sony refreshed three of its high-end cameras emphasizing high-resolution stills, image stabilization and 4K video recording. More »

Lens Review: Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

June 10, 2015 · Lenses

An ultra-wide zoom with a fast maximum aperture and image stabilization. More »

Camera Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

June 03, 2015 · Gear

The original OM-D gets a serious upgrade—a five-axis stabilization system that fights blur regardless of which lens you use. More »

Object of Desire: Dell Precision M3800

May 29, 2015 · Gear

A 15-inch laptop with a 4K (3840x2160 pixels) touchscreen display made from Corning's Gorilla Glass, the M3800 sports a Core i7 processor and a Thunderbolt 2 port. More »

GoPro's Next Tricks: Virtual Reality Rig and a Drone

May 28, 2015 · Gear

 GoPro plans to offer its own multi-camera rig for creating virtual reality videos plus make its own drone. More »

9 Portable Lights For Any Application

May 26, 2015 · Lighting

From ingenious LEDs to powerful strobes, we shed some light on a range of portable lighting tools. More »

Object of Desire: Platypod Pro

May 22, 2015 · Tripods

The Platypod Pro is a sturdy base plate for tripod ball heads, letting you place your camera as low to the ground as possible, without the risk of it toppling over. More »

Product Review: Lytro Illum

May 18, 2015 · Compact Cameras

Lytro's second camera to feature its Light Field technology, the Illum sports a speedy f/2 zoom lens with a full-frame equivalent 30–250mm zoom. More »

Fujifilm Debuts X-T10 with an Eye Toward Autofocus

May 18, 2015 · Gear

 Fujifilm's X-T10 features the classic styling of the X-series with a fast autofocus and tilting display. More »

Panasonic G7 Expands 4K Shooting Modes

May 18, 2015 · News

 Panasonic's G7 boasts enhanced 4K shooting modes, improved AF and the same processor as the GH4. More »

Object of Desire: Olympus Stylus TG-860

May 15, 2015 · Compact Cameras

Olympus' newest "Tough" camera, the TG-850 delivers deeper dives (50 feet) and new features, like built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. More »

Product Review: Profoto B2

May 14, 2015 · Flash

The second in a line of mobile-friendly strobes from Profoto, the B2 is a small, battery-powered flash that can be used on or off-camera. More »

Lily Camera Drone Does the Flying for You

May 13, 2015 · Gear

Lily is a new photo drone that flies on its own and can land in the palm of your hand. More »

Product Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

May 12, 2015 · DSLR

It's been five years since the original 7D was introduced; the Mark II sees improvement in autofocus, ISO range, frame rate and pixel count, but still lacks built-in Wi-Fi. More »

Olympus Adds New Lenses and Limited Edition E-M5 Mark II

May 12, 2015 · Gear

Olympus mirrorless camera owners have two new Pro series lenses to play with, plus the chance to grab a limited edition E-M5 Mark II. More »

Canon Refreshes 50mm f/1.8 Lens With Improved AF and More Durable Design

May 11, 2015 · News

Canon has revamped its 50mm f/1.8 EF mount lens making it tougher and more versatile than its predecessor. More »

Flickr Gets Major Overhaul, Adds New App, Search Functions

May 08, 2015 · Gear

Flickr has made several important updates to its service to better position it as the home for your digital photos. More »

Object of Desire: Fujifilm XQ2

May 08, 2015 · Compact Cameras

Fujifilm's speedy new advanced compact can autofocus in a mere 0.06 seconds, thanks to phase-detection sensors on its sensor. More »

Manfrotto's New KLYP Gear Aims to Boost iPhone Photography

May 06, 2015 · Gear

Manfrotto's KLYP+ accessories cases help you take better photos with your iPhone 6/6 Plus. More »

Mini Review: Lumu Light Meter

May 05, 2015 · Gear

 The Lumu turns your iPhone into a powerful ambient light meter, but is it for you? More »

Leica M Monochrome Sees the World in Black and White

April 30, 2015 · Gear

Leica sees your Instagram-filtered photo and raises you $7,200. More »

Object of Desire: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF ED VR

April 27, 2015 · Gear

Nikon has reduced both the size and weight of its updated, full-frame 300mm f/4 telephoto lens, thanks to its Phase Fresnel optics. More »

New Pentax K-3 II Sees Stars

April 23, 2015 · News

 The Pentax K-3 II features built-in GPS, improved image stabilization and the ability to freeze stars in the sky during long exposures. More »

High Capacity Storage for Your Photo Archive

April 22, 2015 · Gear

To plan for your archives' future requires storage devices large enough to hold a life's work. Like these. More »

11 Camera Bags For Every Assignment

April 22, 2015 · Features

Whether you're at home in the urban jungle or out in the real thing, these camera bags will keep your gear safe and sound. More »

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Photo Archiving: In the Digital Age, Longevity Is No Sure Thing

April 20, 2015 · Features

How to make sure your photos are safely preserved for years to come. More »

Object of Desire: HP Z27q

April 20, 2015 · Gear

HP's Z27q takes the pixel wars to new heights, with a 5120x2880 resolution that clocks in at 5K. More »

Object of Desire: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

April 17, 2015 · Gear

The Cintiq Companion 2 has a split personality: One side is a full-featured Windows 8 tablet, the other, a graphics tablet for pen-based image editing. More »

Epson Goes Wider with New SureColor P800 Printer

April 16, 2015 · Gear

Epson's new SureColor P800 uses an UltraChrome HD inkset for producing long-lasting photo prints. More »

Camera Review: GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

April 15, 2015 · Gear

The Hero4 Black fleshes out GoPro's 4K capabilities, with frame rates of 24, 25, or 30 frames per second at up to 60Mbps. More »

Camera Review: Blackmagic Design Ursa

April 13, 2015 · Gear

The 4K Ursa sports a Super 35mm-sized sensor and has a multi-purpose design that enables multiple operators to access vital camera functions. More »

Ursa Updated: Blackmagic Design Rolls Out New Firmware, 4K Sensor for Ursa Camera

April 10, 2015 · Gear

 Blackmagic Design has released new firmware that gives the Ursa faster frame rates and support for a new ProRes codec. A new 4K sensor is also on the horizon. More »

Major 4K Launch from Canon Delivers C300 Mark II, New XC10 Video Cameras

April 08, 2015 · News

Canon goes 4K crazy with an update to its C300 cinema camera and an entirely new hybrid 4K camera, the XC10.  More »

DJI Intros Phantom 3 Drone with 4K, Revamped App for Live-Streaming

April 08, 2015 · Gear

 DJI has refreshed its Phantom drone with a new 4K camera that promises distortion free images and an app that supports YouTube live streaming. More »

LaCie Offers 1TB SSD in Rugged RAID Family

April 08, 2015 · Gear

 LaCie's newest Rugged RAID drive packs a 1TB SSD and Thunderbolt connectivity. More »

Lensbaby Debuts Velvet 56 Portrait Lens

April 07, 2015 · Gear

 Lensbaby's new Velvet 56 portrait lens brings the bokeh. More »

Datacolor Spins Out Newest Spyder Monitor Calibrators

April 07, 2015 · Gear

 Datacolor's newest Spyder monitor calibration solution is here. More »

Object of Desire: LaCie Mirror

April 06, 2015 · Gear

In collaboration with French designer Pauline Deltour, LaCie has made a drive reflective of our digital lives. More »

Nikon Brings Blazing Burst, 4K Video to New Mirrorless Camera

April 02, 2015 · News

 Nikon is taking another stab at the mirrorless segment with the J5, a 60 fps bursting, 4K video recording camera. More »

New Phase One Camera Delivers 80-Megapixel Medium Format Images from the Sky

April 01, 2015 · Gear

 The Phase One iXU 180 is a compact medium format camera system designed for aerial photography or oblique camera systems. More »

New Gear for Video Shooters as NAB Beckons

March 31, 2015 · News

 Here's a look at some of the new video gear that is debuting at NAB 2015. More »

Capture One Pro 8.2 Delivers New Color Grading Tools

March 27, 2015 · Gear

 Phase One's new Capture One Pro 8.2 has new features to streamline color grading. More »

Object of Desire: Relio

March 20, 2015 · Gear

Relio promises to deliver a serious dose of lighting from a small cube that can fit in your pocket, thanks to a process called total internal reflection. More »

Product Reviews: Broncolor Siros 800 S

March 18, 2015 · Gear

Broncolor's Siros 800 S is one of the most ambitious Wi-Fi monolights we've seen, and when paired with its optional HyperSync flash tube, can achieve flash durations as short as 1/8000 sec. More »

Tenba Switches It Up for Mirrorless Camera Owners

March 12, 2015 · Gear

 Tenba's new Switch line of mirrorless camera bags offers interchangeable flaps to match any style. More »

Olympus Updates Its Retro Stylus with SH-2

March 11, 2015 · Gear

 Olympus turns back the clock with the SH-2, a retro-styled point-and-shoot. More »

Camera Review: Fujifilm X100T

March 11, 2015 · Gear

The 16.3-megapixel X100T advanced compact camera is no bold redesign, but a considered upgrade that adds useful functions and design tweaks to its predecessor, the X100S. More »

Elinchrom Revamps Quadra Flash Lineup

March 09, 2015 · Gear

 Elinchrom's new ELB 400 delivers high-powered flash output in a portable package. More »

Sony Adds Four New FE Lenses

March 05, 2015 · News

 Sony has four new lenses for its mirrorless camera system. More »

Pentax President on Medium Format, Full Frame Future

March 05, 2015 · Gear

With a medium format camera under its belt and a full frame DSLR looming on the horizon, PDN's tech editor speaks with Pentax's president for a sense of where the company's headed. More »

Product Reviews: Samsung NX1

March 04, 2015 · Gear

The mirrorless NX1 takes aim at the premium prosumer market, and is built around a new 28-megapixel, backside-illuminated APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, sporting 205 phase-detection autofocus points (with 153 cross-type points).  More »

Object of Desire: Polaroid Socialmatic

March 03, 2015 · Gear

The Polaroid Socialmatic is a square-shaped digital camera that makes instant prints and runs Android, with built-in Wi-Fi and a rear-facing selfie lens. More »

Impossible Project Updates Instant Lab

March 03, 2015 · News

 The Polaroid-inspired Impossible Project has updated its mobile Instant Lab camera. More »

Objects of Desire: Ricoh Theta

February 27, 2015 · Gear

Ricoh's Theta can stitch 360-degree panoramas in a snap, and can now record 360-degree videos. More »

Panasonic Intros New Macro, Portrait Lenses

February 24, 2015 · Gear

 Panasonic will ship a pair of new lenses focused on macro and portrait photography in the spring.  More »

Arri Alexa Mini: A Slimmed Down Cinema Camera

February 24, 2015 · News

Arri's new Alexa Mini downsizes the cinema system for gimbals, drones and run-and-gun shooting. More »

How a Computer Programmer and Special Effects Guru Gave Birth to Photoshop

February 19, 2015 · News

 In graduate school, Thomas Knoll was teaching computers how to see photos. His brother John was plying his trade at Industrial Light and Magic. The two combined to make digital imaging history. More »

Product Review: Panasonic HC-X1000

February 18, 2015 · Gear

The HC-X1000 is a pro 4K camcorder challenged from below by the likes of mirrorless cameras like Panasonic's GH4, and from above by increasingly affordable cinema cameras from Blackmagic and Canon. More »

Objects of Desire: LG 31MU97-B 4K Monitor

February 17, 2015 · Gear

This 31-inch monitor has a resolution of 4096x2160, so there are enough pixels to display true 4K and UHD sources in all their resolution-soaked glory—if your graphics card is up for it More »

FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Won't Bar Photography

February 17, 2015 · News

 The FAA has issued its long-awaited proposed rules for commercial drone use. More »

Product Review: Leica X

February 16, 2015 · Gear

The Leica X, an update to the X2, combines an APS-C sensor, a fast prime lens and a nostalgic affection for analogue-era knobs and dials—for $2,295. More »


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