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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Datacolor Spins Out Newest Spyder Monitor Calibrators

April 07, 2015 · Gear

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

Lensbaby Debuts Velvet 56 Portrait Lens

April 07, 2015 · Gear

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

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 »

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 »

Elinchrom Revamps Quadra Flash Lineup

March 09, 2015 · Gear

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

Sony Adds Four New FE Lenses

March 05, 2015 · News

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Product Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro

February 13, 2015 · Gear

The dp2 Quattro puts Sigma's proprietary Foveon X3 sensor behind a 30mm f/2.8 lens, packed in a unique form factor all its own. More »

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What's In Your Bag?: Mark Peckmezian, Film Shooter, Camera Lover

February 06, 2015 · Features

Editorial and fine-art photographer Mark Peckmezian, who shoots for The New Yorker, The FADER, Dazed and Confused and other clients, tells PDN what gear he carries and how it informs his work. More »

New Wide Angle Lenses Arrive from Tamron, Tokina

January 30, 2015 · News

 New wide angle lenses from Tamron and Tokina will help DSLR shooters take in all the scenery. More »

Firmware Gives Panasonic GH4 New Video Tricks

January 26, 2015 · Gear

 Panasonic has rolled out new firmware for its GH4 to give several new video capabilities. More »

New Firmware Gives Samsung NX1 Several New Capabilities

January 23, 2015 · Gear

 Samsung issued a firmware update for its NX1 flagship that gives the mirrorless camera a host of new tricks. More »

RODE Unveils New Wireless Audio System for DSLR Filmmakers

January 22, 2015 · Gear

 The new RØDELink wireless audio system will establish a secure, high fidelity connection from up to 300 feet away. More »

Objects of Desire: Panasonic Lumix CM1

January 21, 2015 · Gear

The CM1 is an Android-based smartphone with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 28mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens. More »

Panasonic Channels Selfie Craze with New Lumix GF7 Mirrorless Camera

January 20, 2015 · News

 Panasonic's mirrorless GH7 feeds our needs for selfies with a flip-up display and several new automatic shooting modes. More »

Objects of Desire: Fotodiox Flapjacks LED Edgelight

January 16, 2015 · Gear

The Fotodiox Flapjacks feature an array of LEDs on the outer edge of the light's frame, and direct the output towards a diffuser, for a softer effect. More »

Fujifilm Sets AF Benchmark with New X-Series Compact

January 15, 2015 · Gear

 Fujifilm has added a selfie-oriented mirrorless camera, an advanced compact plus several new lenses to its lineup. More »

Adobe Lightroom Comes to Android

January 15, 2015 · Gear

 Adobe is now offering its Lightroom Mobile app for Android devices. More »

Product Review: Mamiya Leaf Credo 50

January 13, 2015 · Gear

The Credo 50 medium-format digital back bears a close resemblance to the PhaseOne IQ250, minus wi-fi—and about $8,000 from the PhaseOne's retail price. More »

New GoPro Hero4 Firmware Cranks the Frame Rate

January 12, 2015 · Gear

 GoPro will crank the frame rates of its Hero4 action cameras thanks to new firmware. More »

Zeiss' New Tank: The Otus 85mm f/1.4

January 07, 2015 · Gear

Zeiss chose the term “Otus” for the night-seeing owl, an appropriate choice given this lens’ low-light capabilities. More »

Product Review: Nikon D750

January 02, 2015 · Gear

The full-frame, 24-megapixel D750 fits neatly in between the D610 and the D810, though the DSLR has much more in common with its higher-end sibling. More »

Objects of Desire: Arri Alexa 65

December 30, 2014 · Gear

The Arri Alexa 65 boasts a 65mm large-format digital Arri A3X CMOS sensor for 6K (that’s 6560x3102 pixels) widescreen epics. More »

Product Reviews: Imagenomic Portraiture for Video

December 24, 2014 · Gear

Imagenomic Portraiture for Video applies its tech developed to cleanse portraits of facial blemishes to videos; it works with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and DaVinci's Resolve. More »

Objects of Desire: Lensbaby Sweet 50 and LM10

December 18, 2014 · Gear

The Sweet 50, Lensbaby's newest selective-focus optic is a 50mm prime with a 12-blade aperture; the LM10 brings background blur to your mobile images. More »

Product Reviews: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

December 18, 2014 · Gear

Western Digital's new My Passport Wireless is a portable hard drive with an SD card slot that offers wireless connectivity from mobile devices. More »

Product Reviews: Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500

December 16, 2014 · Gear

Elinchrom's newest flagship strobe boasts three new creative modes and ultra-fast recycle times. More »

Alien Skin Software Launches Exposure 7

December 12, 2014 · Gear

 Alien Skin has updated its Exposure film emulation software with non-destructive RAW editing and much more. More »

Objects of Desire: Knog qudos

December 11, 2014 · Gear

The Knog qudos is a waterproof, 5.3-ounce LED designed to work with action cameras; it has a built-in GoPro mount and a cold-shoe adapter. More »

Mini Review: Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner

December 10, 2014 · Gear

 A hands-on review of the Flashpoint SpeedLight Partner on-camera LED. More »

Objects of Desire: Casio Exilim EX-FR10

December 04, 2014 · Gear

Casio's newest action camera can be separated into separate camera and display modules at the touch of a button. More »

New Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K Monitor Promises Self-Calibration, Pixels Galore

December 04, 2014 · Gear

Eizo's ColorEdge CG318-4K monitor delivers true 4K resolution and covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. More »

Objects of Holiday Desire: Fun and Practical Gifts for Photographers

December 03, 2014 · Gear

If you're shopping for the photographer in your life, or you are the photographer in your life, check out these helpful gifts. More »

Objects of Desire: Hasselblad Lunar

November 28, 2014 · Gear

Hasselblad's new Lunar Limited Edition is a derivative of Sony's NEX-7 reborn as a finely detailed luxury item for camera enthusiasts.  More »

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