Mini Review: X-Rite Color Checker Video

April 29, 2016 · Gear

X-Rite updates their color target for video. We go hands-on. More »

Leica Reimagines Digital Rangefinder with the Stripped-Down M-D

April 28, 2016 · Gear

 The Leica M-D is a digital camera with very few of the hallmarks of digital photography. More »

Object of Desire: Panasonic HC-WXF991

April 27, 2016 · Video

A 4K Ultra HD camcorder with tools for cropping and stabilizing footage right in the camera. 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 »

Software Review: Alien Skin's Exposure X

April 22, 2016 · Software & Storage

With its latest software update, Exposure continues its transition from film emulation app to ambitious image management and editing solution. More »

What Photographers and Filmmakers Need to Know About Thunderbolt 3

April 21, 2016 · Gear

Thunderbolt 3 promises radical changes in your digital workflow. Here's what you need to know. More »

12 Lights for Stills and Motion

April 18, 2016 · Lighting

Whether you need strobes for freezing motion, portable power for location work or continuous illumination for filmmaking, these new lights will help you do the job.  More »

Zeiss Goes Wide with New Batis 2.8/18 for Sony Cameras

April 14, 2016 · Gear

The Zeiss Batis 2.8/18mm is the shortest autofocusing prime lens in the world.  More »

Object of Desire: Syrp Genie Mini

April 13, 2016 · Video

A small, easy-to-use motion control device for smooth panning-motion time-lapse or real-time video. More »

Product Review: Elinchrom's ELB 400

April 12, 2016 · Lighting

Elinchrom introduces a powerful and feature-rich battery pack to meet the demands of outdoor action and event photographers.  More »

Objects of Desire: Goal Zero Venture 70

April 11, 2016 · Software & Storage

This 19,200mAh recharger packs enough juice to recharge your camera or smartphone several times over. More »

"Kodak Moments" Are Back, As an App

April 11, 2016 · Gear

The refreshed Kodak Moments app tries to blend photographic storytelling with a promise not to pump ads into your feed. More »

Lens Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR

April 07, 2016 · Lenses

It may not be as fast as Nikon's 200-400mm f/4, but this lens offers even more optical reach—at a fraction of the price. More »

This Is the First Leica Huawei Smartphone

April 06, 2016 · Gear

The P9 from Leica and Huawei takes dead aim at the iPhone with new dual camera technology. More »

Object of Desire: HP EliteBook Folio

April 05, 2016 · Software & Storage

Work confidently with HP's thin and durable EliteBook Folio, which is built so you can breeze through large data transfers. More »

This App Gives Your iPhone Video the Look of 35mm Motion Film

March 30, 2016 · Gear

 Koji Go brings sophisticated film emulations to your iPhone. More »

Sony Debuts RX10 III, New FE-Mount Glass

March 29, 2016 · Gear

Sony's RX10 III is a zippy long zoom that shoots at up to 960 fps. More »

Object of Desire: PolarPro Power Grip H20

March 25, 2016 · Gear

PolarPro's new waterproof monopod for GoPros has a built-in battery to provide extra juice as you explore the murky depths. More »

Lens Review: Sigma 24MM F/1.4 DG HSM A

March 22, 2016 · Lenses

Sigma's new Art lens delivers a shallow depth of field and a beautiful bokeh for your wide-angle needs. More »

Object of Desire: Tamrac G-Elite

March 18, 2016 · Bags

The G-Elite is a durable, roomy camera backpack with a butterfly multi-access system that allows for several tripod or monopod configurations as well as the attachment of other accessories via quick-hook side straps. More »

Phase One Updates XF Camera System, Bumps Capture One to V 9.1

March 17, 2016 · Gear

After a free firmware update, Phase One's XF camera system will get a slew of new features. More »

Elinchrom Updates Skyport Flash Transmitter

March 16, 2016 · Gear

Elinchrom's new EL-Skyport Plus transmitter has a longer range and better battery option than its predecessor. More »

Product Review: DJI OSMO

March 16, 2016 · Video

This lightweight and compact stabilizer needs no calibrating or balancing. Simply turn it on, connect your smartphone to its Wi-Fi network, and you'll be taking smooth video in no time. More »

13 Powerful Peripherals for Your Still and Video Workflow

March 14, 2016 · Video

From color management to scanning and transferring large files, these peripherals can help keep your workflow humming. More »

Object of Desire: RED Scarlet W

March 11, 2016 · Video

The new 5K Scarlet W is an entry-level camera system (by RED standards) to compliment the company's heavy-hitters. More »

Camera Review: Sony a7S II

March 07, 2016 · Cameras

This upgrade to the a7S delivers better in-camera stabilization, faster autofocusing, faster HD frame rates and internal 4K recording. More »

Object of Desire: Manfrotto LYKOS Bicolor LED

March 04, 2016 · Lighting

The LYKOS promises high quality illumination in a compact package thanks to its surface-mounted LED design.  More »

Nikon Issues Advisory for D750

March 01, 2016 · Gear

 Nikon is issuing another recall for its D750 digital SLR. More »

With the Phantom 4, DJI Takes the Fear out of Flying

March 01, 2016 · News

The Phantom 4 can fly with very little human piloting, avoiding obstacles in front of it and tracking moving objects.  More »

Object of Desire: Memento Smart Frame

February 26, 2016 · Software & Storage

Unlike many digital frames on the market, Memento's Smart Frame is available in large 25- and 35-inch screen sizes with a photo-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio. More »

Tamron Adds 85mm, 90mm Macro Lenses to Revamped SP Lineup

February 22, 2016 · Gear

Tamron's 85mm and 90mm Macro lenses offer durable construction, improved image stabilization and much more.  More »

Lightroom 2.0 on Android Brings RAW Workflow to Mobile

February 22, 2016 · Gear

Photographers can enjoy an end-to-end RAW workflow with their Android devices using Lightroom 2.0 More »

Object of Desire: Lomography Diana Winter Edition Cameras

February 19, 2016 · Cameras

If film photography warms you heart (and it should), then Lomography’s Diana Winter Edition cameras are sure to brighten your cheeks as the Mercury drops. More »

Product Reviews: DxO One

February 18, 2016 · Cameras

Unlike similar smartphone companion cameras, the DxO uses the high-speed Apple Lightning connector rather than Wi-Fi. More »

Canon's 80D Delivers Improved AF for Stills and Video

February 18, 2016 · Gear

 Canon's 80D DSLR packs Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for better focusing during video recording. More »

Love the Ricoh GR II? Meet the Special Edition

February 15, 2016 · Gear

Ricoh will sell only 3,200 units of the special edition GR II More »

This Adapter Turns Manual Focusing Leica Lenses into Autofocusing Sony a7 Lenses

February 12, 2016 · Gear

The Techart Pro adapter turns manual focus Leica lenses into autofocusing Sony a7 lenses. More »

Object of Desire: Canon XA35

February 12, 2016 · Cameras

This versatile camera is built to accommodate a wide range of video applications, from documentary filmmaking to electronic news gathering, wedding videography and more. More »

Product Review: Horizon Hobby Chroma 4K Drone

February 12, 2016 · Video

The Chroma 4K Drone offers several intelligent flying modes to keep the drone on target, freeing you to create high-quality videos and stills. More »

10 Great Apps and Services for Running Your Photo Business

February 11, 2016 · Software & Storage

Make studio management grunt work easier—lead tracking, scheduling, invoicing, bookkeeping, etc.—all from your mobile device. More »

Here's What's New in Adobe Bridge

February 09, 2016 · Gear

Adobe rolled out several performance enhancements aimed at making its Bridge asset management app faster. More »

Phase One Brings 100-Megapixel IQ3 Back into A Series

February 05, 2016 · Gear

Phase One's IQ3 100MP medium format back will now be offered in an A Series model with built-in Alpa lens calibrations. More »

Object of Desire: Lensbaby Composer Pro II

February 05, 2016 · Lenses

This lens mount lets you control depth of field to create images with a sharp slice of focus surrounded by a sea of smooth blur. More »

Product Reviews: Manfrotto Digital Director

February 04, 2016 · Software & Storage

The Digital Director turns your iPad Air into a giant monitor and remote control for your Canon and Nikon DSLR. More »

Phottix Now Shipping Odin II TTL Flash Trigger

February 01, 2016 · News

The Odin II TTL flash trigger from Phottix can support up to five groups of flashes with modes for shooting at high shutter speeds. More »

Sihl Inkjet Papers Coming to the U.S.

January 27, 2016 · Gear

Sihl's MASTERCLASS inkjet photo papers come in a variety of finishes for a range of output needs. More »

Lomography Resurrects Soviet-Era 50mm Lens

January 21, 2016 · Gear

Lomography's Jupiter 3+ Art lens is a modern take on a vintage lens. More »

Lens Review: Tamron SP 35MM F/1.8

January 21, 2016 · Lenses

With image stabilization and close focusing, the SP 35mm isn’t your typical 35mm prime lens. More »

Object of Desire: Microsoft Surface Book

January 20, 2016 · Software & Storage

With the Surface Book, Microsoft creates a high-performance laptop that can double as a tablet.  More »

Leica Debuts First Waterproof Camera

January 20, 2016 · News

The Leica X-U is the company's first waterproof and durable digital camera with a few high-end features. More »

Object of Desire: Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM

January 18, 2016 · Lenses

This newest addition to Sigma's Art line is touted as the world's first 20mm f/1.4 lens.  More »

Camera Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

January 15, 2016 · Compact Cameras

The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is the entry-level model in Olympus’ mirrorless arsenal, but it still manages to pack a punch. More »

Camera Review: Hands-On With The New Leica SL

January 14, 2016 · Compact Cameras

With the SL, Leica has a blazing fast full-frame mirrorless camera on its hands. More »

11 Mirrorless Marvels

January 12, 2016 · Compact Cameras

No other camera category has seen as much innovation as the mirrorless market over the past several years, and the latest crop of models are a testament to that. More »

Object of Desire: Netgear ReadyNAS 200

January 11, 2016 · Software & Storage

Netgear's ReadyNAS keeps your stills and video secure and accessible from any Internet-connected device via Ethernet and wireless networking. More »

Object of Desire: Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

January 07, 2016 · Compact Cameras

After a brief, smartphone-driven collapse in 2004, instant film camera sales have soared, and Fuji's latest instant snapshooter, the Instax Mini 70, looks to keep the momentum alive with a few modern touches. More »

Phase One Breaks CMOS Megapixel Barrier with 100-Megapixel Back

January 03, 2016 · News

Phase One's new XF series digital back delivers 100-megapixel resolution and 15 stops of dynamic range. See sample images here. More »

Object of Desire: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF E-Mount Lenses

December 28, 2015 · Lenses

The company adds a Sony mount to its list of cinema lenses. More »

Object of Desire: Atomos Ninja Assassin

December 23, 2015 · Video

A lighter and less expensive version of the company's popular Shogun 4K recorder. More »

Object of Desire: FilmToaster

December 22, 2015 · Gear

This tool enables you to use your camera to digitize your archive of slides and negatives. More »

Object of Desire: Ikigai Rival Bag

December 18, 2015 · Gear

This well-executed bag-within-a-bag concept features a backpack with a removable camera cell. More »

The Best Advanced Compact Cameras You Can Buy Today

December 17, 2015 · Features

Big sensors, fast lenses and 4K video for professional results in small packages. More »

Sony Keeps DSLR Line Alive with a68

December 17, 2015 · Gear

Sony's a68 digital SLR features 4D focus and several pro-worthy video tools. More »

Sigma Builds Body Armor for Your Lens

December 16, 2015 · Gear

 Sigma's new Clear Glass Ceramic lens filter is 10 times stronger than a conventional filter. More »

Camera Review: Olympus AIR 01

December 11, 2015 · Gear

A compact camera that leverages a smartphone's connectivity, huge display and ease-of-use to deliver better-than-smartphone quality images. More »

Camera Review: Canon PowerShot G3 X

December 09, 2015 · Gear

Canon's advanced compact boasts a big sensor and an impressive zoom. Is it enough to stand out from the crowd? More »

Objects of Desire: Our Favorite Gear of the Year

December 04, 2015 · Gear

We tested a lot of photo gear in 2015. Here were some of our favorites. More »

Phase One Acquires Mamiya

December 03, 2015 · News

 Medium format camera maker Phase One buys out the rest of its stake in Japan's Mamiya More »

Phase One Delivers New Editing and Keywording Tools in Capture One Pro 9

November 30, 2015 · Gear

 With Capture One Pro 9, photographers will have more sophisticated control over keywords and color edits. More »


Five Fun Gifts for Photographers

November 30, 2015 · Gear

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12 of Our Favorite Mobile Apps for Photographers

November 26, 2015 · Features

From photo editing and sharing to unshackling your phone camera's manual controls, these are the apps we can't live with out. More »

Object of Desire: Epson SureColor P6000 & P8000

November 24, 2015 · Gear

Epson has added two new, wider members to its family of SureColor professional photo printers. More »

Leica Adds New M Digital Rangefinder

November 20, 2015 · Gear

 The newest Leica M (Typ 262) has fewer features than the existing models but a lower price too. More »

Object of Desire: Lowepro Slingshot Edge

November 20, 2015 · Gear

Slash your way through the urban jungle with this city oriented bag. More »

Object of Desire: LumoPro LP605M

November 19, 2015 · Gear

This combination tripod/monopod is your photographic multitasker. More »

5 Great Gifts for Mobile Photographers

November 19, 2015 · Gear

These gadgets will take your mobile photography to the next level. More »

Inside the Jaunt ONE: Why a VR Content Company Had to Build the World's Best VR Camera

November 19, 2015 · Gear

Jaunt doesn't style itself as a camera company, but that hasn't stopped them from building the most sophisticated virtual reality camera there is. More »

Ricoh Unveils New 35mm Medium Format Lens

November 18, 2015 · Gear

 The new Pentax 35mm lens for its medium format camera system will deliver a new optical design suited for landscape and architectural photography. More »

New Low Cost Sony Cine Lens from SLR Magic

November 17, 2015 · Gear

 SLR Magic's new cine lens for Sony mirrorless cameras won't break the bank.  More »

Camera Review: Fujifilm X-T10

November 16, 2015 · Gear

Our review of the heir to the X-T1 throne. More »

New ImageRights Plugin Brings Copyright Registration to Lightroom

November 16, 2015 · Gear

 A new Lightroom plugin aims to streamline copyright registration for photographers, at a price. More »

Camera Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

November 11, 2015 · Gear

Panasonic continues it's aggressive stance towards 4K with its latest mirrorless offering. More »

Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Beginner Photographers

November 10, 2015 · Gear

 Whether you're shopping for the photographer in your life, or you are the photographer in your life, check out these great gifts geared for amateur photographers. More »

Camera Review: Sony A7R II

November 09, 2015 · Gear

Sony steps up its full frame game with the a7R II. More »

10 Interesting Things We Learned About Cameras and Lenses from LensRentals

November 05, 2015 · Gear

 Want to learn more about your photography gear? It helps to talk to people who handle and repair thousands of cameras and lenses. More »

New Firmware to Make Sony's A7 II Focus Faster, Shoot Fatter Files

November 04, 2015 · Gear

 Here's what Sony A7 II owners can expect from new firmware due this month. More »

Object of Desire: Lenovo ThinkPad P50

November 04, 2015 · Gear

An Intel Xeon processor helps this laptop grapple with 4K video editing. More »

Mini Review: Epson SureColor P800

November 03, 2015 · Gear

 With the SureColor P800, Epson aims to bring deeper blacks and longer lifespans to your most important images. More »

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Ewan Burns: Continuous Lights Key to Capturing Athletes in Action for Reebok

November 03, 2015 · Features

Burns explains how he illuminated a large space, which allowed him to efficiently capture action action as it happened around him. More »

Tenba's New Cooper Messenger Bags Blend Form and Function

October 29, 2015 · Gear

 Tenba's Cooper Messenger bag can house anything from a compact mirrorless up to a professional DSLR, with a quiet Velcro flap and impeccable styling.  More »

Object of Desire: Mindshift Gear Firstlight

October 28, 2015 · Gear

The bags are designed for travelers ferrying large camera bodies and lenses in and out of airports; its side compression straps help it squeeze into most airline overhead compartments. More »

9 Video Editing Tools to Bring Motion to Life

October 26, 2015 · Features

Video tech is evolving fast enough that even as many products add 4K compatibility, at least one video-editing program is already supporting 8K video. More »

Object of Desire: Zoom F8

October 23, 2015 · Gear

Zoom's new multi-track recorder uses Bluetooth connectivity, which lets you control and monitor audio levels on an iOS device.  More »

Object of Desire: 360Fly

October 19, 2015 · Gear

This small action camera can capture a 240-degree (vertical) and 360-degree (horizontal) field of view via its fixed f/2.5 lens.  More »

Sigma Goes Wide with New Art Lens

October 16, 2015 · Gear

 Sigma has expanded its Art lens lineup with the addition of a new 20mm f/1.4 prime. More »

Sony's New RX1R II Delivers 42-Megapixel Full Frame Sensor in Compact Body

October 14, 2015 · Gear

 Sony's new RX1R II has a 35mm-sized image sensor and fast f/2 lens, an attractive pairing for advanced photographers. More »

Interfit Launches S1 Battery-Powered Strobe with TTL

October 14, 2015 · Gear

The S1 draws power from an interchangeable battery or AC power back and features HSS and TTL. More »

Object of Desire: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm

October 13, 2015 · Gear

Venus claims that the Laowa 15mm is the world’s widest macro lens for full-frame cameras with a 1:1 magnification. More »

Canon Expands PowerShot G Series and EOS M Series with New Models

October 13, 2015 · Gear

The PowerShot G5 X and G9 X boast 1-inch sensors and advanced features while the EOS M mirrorless offers performance on a budget. More »

Meet the Light Camera: 16 Cameras in One

October 08, 2015 · Gear

The Light L16 combines 16 lenses and 16 image sensors, applies some algorithmic wizardry and spits out a 52-megapixel image with almost no noise. More »

Camera Review: Sony FDR-X1000V

October 07, 2015 · Gear

Sony's latest splashproof action cam sports built-in GPS and image stabilization. More »

Lightroom Tethering Issue Reported in OS El Capitan

October 06, 2015 · Gear

 Nikon and Leica camera owners are unable to shoot tethered if they upgrade to Apple's newest operating system, OS El Capitan More »


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