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October 2018 news and reviews

October 31
Lexar announces 'the world's largest' A2 microSD card

Longsys has announced 'the world's largest A2 microSD card,' under its Lexar brand name, a 512GB Class 10 microSDXC card with a V30 rating.

Dubblefilm launches new Jelly film with bright pre-exposed colors

Dubblefilm has released a new film stock that features pre-exposed colors on the film to give your shots a rainbow aesthetic.

Yongnuo teases YN450 mirrorless camera with Android, 4G connectivity

Yongnuo has teased an upcoming mirrorless camera on its Facebook page and is currently running a contest to find a name for the device.

Lens Rentals calls the Z7 the 'best built mirrorless full-frame camera we’ve taken apart'

Just in case you were wondering what’s packed inside the Nikon Z7 and how well constructed it is, Lensrentals has kindly opened one up so you don’t have to.

The thing that impresses me most about Leica? Its innovation

Leica has a storied history and a tremendous reputation for the quality of its lenses. Yet Richard Butler's take-away from the launch of a no-LCD, app-mediated camera is that he is most impressed by the company's innovative ideas. And, weirdly, he seems to mean it.

October 30
Samsung announces two new 1/2-inch sensors likely destined for future Galaxy devices

Samsung has unveiled its latest pair of half-inch image sensors, the the 48-megapixel GM1 and 32-megapixel GD1.

Apple unveils new 2018 iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and Apple Pencil

Apple, today, announced the latest updates to its iPad and Mac lineup, including a new iPad, Apple Pencil, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini.

Video: How Canon and Sony handle skin tones and how to correct them

YouTuber Sean Tucker takes a detailed look at how Capture One renders Canon 5D III and Sony a7 III skin tones, and how to correct them when they look a little off.

MS Optics has developed the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC, a lightweight lens made for portraits

MS Optics has created its latest Sonnar-inspired lens, the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC.

Hasselblad XCD 80mm F1.9 sample gallery

The Hasselblad XCD 80mm F1.9 isn't just the fastest lens for the medium-format system, it's Hasselblad's fastest lens ever. With a 63mm equivalent view, it's a solid candidate for portraiture among other things.

DJI unveils Mavic 2 Enterprise, a commercial-oriented drone with modular accessories

DJI has announced The Mavic 2 Enterprise, a modular, beefed-up version of its Mavic 2 Zoom drone designed for businesses and government agencies.

Panasonic announces first 8K camera with its organic image sensor inside

Panasonic has announced the AK-SHB810, the first camera to use its much-anticipated organic 8K sensor.

October 29
iPhone XR Portrait mode for pets, inanimate objects enabled by Halide developers

The developer behind the popular iPhone camera app Halide has shared how it might be possible to expand Portrait mode on Apple's XR phone, despite the single-camera limitations.

How I Lent My $4,500 Camera Kit for $95 and Had It ‘Legally Stolen’

A New York-based photographer known as Peter H. explains how he managed to have his $4,500 camera kit stolen after lending it out through the peer-to-peer photography gear lending service KitSplit.

OnePlus 6T comes with new Nightscape and Studio Lighting modes

On paper the 6T camera hardware looks identical to the OnePlus but the new model comes with a few improvements in the imaging software.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review

Nikon's Coolpix P1000 has moved the zoom needle from 'absurd' to 'ludicrous,' with an equivalent focal length of 24-3000mm. While it's great for lunar and still wildlife photography, we found that it's not suited for much else.

October 28
Lexar confirms XQD development being "held up by multiple parties," focusing on CFexpress

Due to being "held up by multiple parties including Sony," Lexar has decided to put its efforts into CFexpress instead.

Our favorite images from 2018's Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners

Marsel van Oosten's portrait of two golden snub-nosed monkeys took this year's top prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

October 27
Sigma opening new facility in Burbank, California showing its dedication to cine market

Sigma announced it's opening a new facility in the heart of Hollywood, a move that shows its dedication to its growing lineup of cinema products.

Video: Bokeh is overrated

Andrew from the YouTube channel Denae & Andrew dives into whether or not bokeh is something photographers should always be striving for.

DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100 II review

The LX100 II is the newest model in Panasonic's LX line of compact cameras, historically designed to appeal to photography enthusiasts. This week, Chris and Jordan take it for a spin and explain why photographers will really enjoy shooting this camera.

October 26
Sigma releases interchangeable lens compatibility notes for Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R

Sigma has clarified which of its lenses will and won't work with Canon and Nikon's latest mirrorless cameras.

Epson adds textured paper to Legacy photo inkjet lineup

A new textured paper has been introduced to the Epson Legacy range of premium inkjet media that the company claims allows dense blacks, vibrant colors and ‘outstanding’ print permanence.

The essential pro feature that no mirrorless camera offers

The inability of mirrorless cameras to fire flash AF illuminators means they can't compete with DSLRs for critical shooting in low light. Manufacturers need to find a solution.

Making an instant camera drone
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Trent Siggard rigged up his drone with an Instax camera to capture instant photos from the sky

Venus Optics announces Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE lens, RF & Z mount versions "coming soon"

Venus optics has announced the pricing and availability of its Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE zoom lens.

Why Empathy is the most important trait of a wedding photographer

Wedding photographer Steven Rooney explains how immersing yourself in the environment and putting yourself in the shoes of those you're shooting will yield powerful images that will be cherished for a lifetime.

October 25
DxO PhotoLab 2 arrives with new haze removal tool and PhotoLibrary

DxO PhotoLab 2 brings a collection of new and improved features and tools.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 launches with tele-camera and night mode

The new Xiaomi flagship comes with identical hardware specs to previous models but some software improvements.

1000-year long exposure due to reveal effects of climate change for exhibition in 3018

A series of pinhole cameras have been positioned around Lake Tahoe to record in a single exposure the effects of climate change over the course of the next 1000 years.

iPhone XS / XS Max sample gallery updated

In the time since we posted our first look at the iPhone XS' image quality, we've continued shooting with its larger sibling, the XS Max. Take a look at some additional sample images from Apple's latest flagship phone.

See this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners

An image of the Milky Way and Andromeda over Moab, Utah nabbed the top prize for photographer Brad Goldpaint in this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

October 24
Ricoh WG-60 rugged camera adds FlashAir card compatibility

Ricoh's new WG-60 is a waterproof camera with good rugged credentials, a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and built-in macro ring light. The camera is nearly identical to its predecessor, with support for FlashAir Wi-Fi SD cards being the only change.

‘White Stripes’ Jack White opens film lab in Nashville

Jack White, the lead singer of the band The White Stripes, has opened a lab in his Nashville recording studio to process and print film.

DJI updates geofencing system to better protect airspace around airports

DJI is rolling out an updated geofencing system designed to better protect airports and the surrounding airspace.

Google promises software fix for Pixel 3 image saving issues

Google says it's working on a fix for an issue on its Pixel 3 phones that's causing images to not be saved properly.

Five ways the Nikon Z7 could be improved (hint: four of them involve AF)

In many respects the Nikon Z7 is a seriously impressive camera. But as our review nears completion we've identified a number of ways in which we think it could be improved significantly – and they primarily relate to autofocus.

The Leica M10-D is a Wi-Fi-powered rangefinder with no LCD

The Leica M10-D is a rangefinder camera that gives a film-like shooting experience. It has no LCD, just two buttons and is set up almost entirely via Wi-Fi.

Leica M10-D sample gallery

Armed with Leica's new screen-free M10-D, we took a fall tour of the Pacific Northwest. As expected, the samples look exactly like that of a Leica M-10.

The future of photography is code

TechCrunch writer Devin Coldewey dives into computational photography and what it means for the photographers and the camera industry going forward.

October 23
This lens only existed for a minute and was made from a crystal clear iceberg

Photographer and YouTuber Mathieu Stern fulfilled a dream of his to create a lens out of ice by scouring the Icelandic seaside.

Apple to fix 'beauty filter' issue with iOS 12.1 update

An upcoming iOS update is reported to have a fix for the excessive skin smoothing users have been complaining about on the latest iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones.

Canon USA revives CarePAK Plus, free accidental damage repair on EOS R, most DSLRs

Canon USA has reintroduced its CarePAK Plus service as a promotional incentive for most of its DSLR cameras, as well as on the EOS R full frame mirrorless body.

ONA teams up with Tutes, Adorama to release new capsule camera bag collection

ONA has teamed up with Jose "Tutes" Tutiven and Adorama to create a new capsule collection from its most popular messenger bag and backpack.

Photokina 2018: Fujifilm interview - 'we'll never go full-frame'

We spoke to Toshi Iida of Fujifilm about the future of his company's medium-format lineup, the challenges of 100MP and why Fujifilm will never make a full-frame camera.

October 22
Tiffen launches line of filter kits for DJI Mavic, Inspire drones

Tiffen Filters has announced a new collection of drone filter kits for the DJI Mavic Air, Mavic Zoom 2, Mavic Pro 2, and Inspire 2.

Lexar's new USB 3.0 flash drive uses your fingerprint to keep your photos safe

Lexar has announced a new flash drive that features a fingerprint reader to protect its content from unauthorised access.

DJI challenges drone plane collision test, accuses researchers of 'sowing fear'

Following the release of footage showing what kind of damage drones can do to airplanes, DJI has responded with a critical open letter.

Pixii is a display-less digital rangefinder that connects to your smartphone

The Pixii camera uses the display of your mobile device for image review.

Fujifilm X-T3 Review
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As a stills camera the Fujifilm X-T3 is a pleasant update to one of our favorite APS-C cameras, significantly improving the autofocus. If you're interested in stills and video, though, it's knockout.

October 21
These are the first portfolio images captured on Kodak's revived Ektachrome E100 film

Photographer Peter Guttman was given some of Kodak's revitalized Ektachrome 100 film and took over Kodak Professional's Instagram page to share the images he captured.

Greater freedom: Canon's engineers talk about the EOS R project

We sat down recently with top Canon engineers to talk about the EOS R, and the delicate balancing act of experimenting with a new platform and the risk of alienating existing users.

October 20
New Sony sensor specs resemble chips found inside Fujifilm X-T3, Panasonic GH5S, others

Sony has updated its image sensor spec page and as expected, a few of the chips they make bear an uncanny resemblance to sensors found inside Fujifilm and Panasonic cameras.

DPReview TV: Simple techniques for great macro photography

This week Chris and Jordan are joined by renowned macro photographer Don Komarechka, who demonstrates a few simple techniques that can improve your macro photos in a big way.

October 19
Magic Lantern starts work on way to 'enhance' Canon EOS R feature-set

The group that provides Canon users with programs to expand the feature set of their cameras has begun cracking the new EOS R mirrorless firmware.

Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery

The Pixel 3 represents another step forward in computational photography for Google's smartphone. We're just getting started with our testing – for now take a look at some sample images, including 'computational Raw' files available for download.

Canon EOS R teardown: Roger Cicala takes a look inside Canon's first full-frame mirrorless

Lensrentals Founder, Roger Cicala, has given the Canon EOS R one of his signature camera teardowns.

October 18
Nikon issues firmware update for D850 to fix rare issue of shutter delays

Nikon says firmware version 1.03 "Fixes an issue that in rare circumstances would delay the shutter release or the start of the autofocus operation."

Yashica's comeback camera hit by claims of delays and poor quality

The Kickstarter campaign for Yashica’s digiFilm Y35 camera has produced a wave of complaints about delays in shipping product as well as cameras that don’t work.

Pixelmator Pro 1.2 brings smart photo enhancements, batch processing and more

Pixelmator today released Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver, a major update to its image editing app for Mac.

Canon EOS R image quality: it's all in the details

Although Raw performance of the EOS R is very similar to the 5D Mark IV, Canon's done some tweaking on the JPEGs - take a look at our studio scene to see for yourself.

Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company is insolvent, backers won't get lenses or money returned

If you've backed one of the company's crowdfunding projects, the reward will not arrive and you won't get your money back either as Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company, Net SE, is completely dead.

Photokina 2018: Sony interview - 'I don’t care about competitors, I care about customers'

The importance of APS-C, a future a7S model in development and why customers want two card slots – read our full interview with Sony's Kenji Tanaka.

October 17
How Google developed the Pixel 3's Super Res Zoom technology

Google's Super Res Zoom technology uses pixel-shifting methods to achieve zoom results comparable to some optical solutions. Google has published an in-depth explanation on its AI blog.

PhotoDirector 10 released with AI styles, new layer features, and tethered shooting

CyberLink has release the latest version of its photo editing and design program PhotoDirector.

Don't wait for Holga – this battery-free Instax printer is already on the market

Toy manufacturer Tomy has launched a no-battery-required smartphone printer that is remarkably like the one Holga has been promoting via a Kickstarter campaign but which is already available for $40/£39.

Sony users are reporting issue using 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD cards with a7 III

A handful of Sony users have noticed a particular model of SanDisk SD cards is showing errors when used with Sony a7 III camera.

Fujifilm X-T3's video lives up to impressive specifications

The Fujifilm X-T3's 4K video more than lives up to its impressive specification, making it one of the most capable video cameras we've ever tested.

October 16
VSCO adds new 'Preset Views' to its Android and iOS apps

VSCO has made it easier to find the right presets for your photos with a few interface changes to its smartphone app.

TinyMOS unveils ultra-portable NANO1 astrophotography camera

TinyMOS is back with NANO1, an all-new astrophotography camera that's one-third the size of the TINY1 it announced three years ago.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro triple cam offers focal lengths from 16 to 80mm

Huawei's latest flagship device comes with the widest range of focal lengths of all current smartphones.

Nikon Z7 AF tested: Tracking lags behind the D850, mirrorless competition

The Nikon Z7 is slated as a mirrorless equivalent to the D850, but it can't subject track with the same reliability as its DSLR counterpart. AF performance is otherwise good, except in low light where hunting can lead to missed shots.

October 15
Lightroom CC 2.0: What's new, and where is it headed?

After shaking up the Lightroom ecosystem with Lightroom CC last year, Adobe has released version 2.0 of the cloud-centric photo organizer and editor. We look at new features like People View, how far Lightroom CC has come in its first year, and where Lightroom is headed.

A fully-featured Photoshop is finally coming to the iPad

Today, at Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe previewed Photoshop CC on iPad, a full-featured, desktop-class version of Photoshop for iOS.

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM sample gallery

The weather and has most definitely taken a turn toward fall here, and our shooting opportunities have followed suit. We brought the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 along to a harvest festival of sorts and a few of our usual haunts.

October 14
New Pennsylvania bill will fine drone operators up to $300 for invading privacy

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 1346 into effect, which imposes a fine upwards of $300 to drone operators who invade the privacy or harm the physical wellbeing of citizens.

Photokina 2018: Sigma interview - 'There's no magic to it, we just try to be unique'

Sigma is a company in flux, but CEO Kazuto Yamaki is undaunted by the upcoming prospect of developing lenses for eight lens mounts. The challenge will be keeping the company's identity along the way.

Kodak Digitizing Box service breathes life into old media with minimal effort

If you've been meaning to convert all of your old photos, video, and audio to digital formats, but simply lack the time or willpower to get through it all, a new service from Kodak will help you get the job done.

October 13
DPReview TV: Atomos Ninja V review

Almost all new cameras include impressive video features, but for the best results you'll often need an off-camera recorder. Chris and Jordan take a look at the brand new Ninja V from Atomos, and explain why it might just be one of the most useful tools you can add to your camera.

October 12
The Collect app brings 360-degree editing to your mobile device

Collect allows you to transform 360-degree into a more easily digestible format by transforming it into directed traditional videos.

TourBox is a portable controller that speeds up Photoshop and Lightroom photo editing

Sick of using your plain ol' keyboard to edit your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop? TourBox is hoping to expedite your post-production workflow using a clever combination of dials, buttons, and knobs.

Hex releases new camera backpack and sling as part of its 2018 Ranger Collection

Bag and accessory manufacturer Hex has launched two bags as part of its latest collection: the Clamshell Backpack and DSLR Sling.

Holga launches hand-crank instant printer that doesn't require batteries

Crank out instant photos with Holga Digital's new analog printer, currently being funded on Kickstarter.

Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3

We got some hands-on time with Leica's new S3 medium format camera, which boasts a new higher-res sensor as well as other improvements.

October 11
Luna Display, the dongle that turns your iPad into a second screen, now available online

Luna Display started its life as a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter. Now, it's available to purchase directly online.

Video interview: tech deep dive with Google Pixel 3 camera team

We sat down with the Google Pixel camera team to learn about key new camera features on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and an explanation of the sophisticated software advancements that power them.

Lawsuit claims Apple's dual-camera setup in recent iPhones infringes on 2003 patent

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims the cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and newer dual-camera models infringe on a patent that was granted in 2003.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first quad-cam smartphone

Like the LG V40 ThinQ the A9 combines a super-wide-angle, regular wide-angle and tele camera, but adds a depth-sensor to the mix as well.

FAA issues warning to drone pilots in hurricane areas

The FAA has issued a warning to drone pilots in anticipation of disaster response following Hurricane Michael, noting that fines for interfering with emergency operations can exceed $20,000.

October 10
Report: Apple discreetly acquired mixed-reality startup Spektral for $30M

According to a report from Fortune, Apple acquired Danish masking technology startup Spektral in December 2017 for "more than $30 million."

Insta 360 launches ONE X 360-degree 5.7K action camera

Insta360's latest model comes with a range of features that allow for the creation of unique action cam footage.

The Adonit Photogrip is a multi-use camera grip for smartphones

The Photogrip can be used as a camera grip, mini tripod or phone stand and comes with a detachable remote.

5 ways Google Pixel 3 camera pushes the boundaries of computational photography

At a time when manufacturers are adding triple and even quad-cameras to their flagship smartphones, Google is sticking with one main camera. But given the sophistication of the company's computational efforts, we think it's the right approach for now.

We're hiring! DPReview is looking to add three Software Development Engineers

DPReview is hiring! We're seeking three Software Development Engineers at a range of experience levels to join our Seattle-based team.

October 9
PSA: This is what happens when a drone hits the wing of an airplane

The University of Dayton Research Institute created a video detailing what damage is caused when a drone strikes the wing of an airplane.

Lenovo teases Z5 Pro smartphone with quad-camera module

Lenovo's upcoming high-end smartphone will be the first model to feature four cameras on the back.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature enhanced computational features, dual front-facing cameras

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL offer a second front-facing camera and a host of improved computational features such as digital zoom based on super-resolution capture, better depth mapping and a fill-light effect for low light portraits.

Canon brings its Digital Photo Professional Raw processing program to iOS

Canon has ported a large chunk of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Raw processing software's feature set to iOS and launched the DPP Express app.

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II sample gallery

The Panasonic LX100 II offers a higher-resolution sensor over its predecessor, but it's the addition of a touchscreen that makes the Mark II so gosh-darn enjoyable to shoot with. We've got some fresh samples from Panasonic's new premium compact camera.

October 8
Sony announces Alpha Female program offering $25,000 grants and mentorships

Sony has announced a new "Alpha Female" program, a creator-in-residence opportunity that will award six-month grants to five female filmmakers and photographers.

Manfrotto launches a trio of new center ball heads

The new 490, 492 and 492LCD are targeted at amateur photographers and come with a 4kg/8.82lbs payload.

Fujifilm X-T3 image quality: very competitive at low ISO

The Fujifilm X-T3 exhibits very good image quality overall, with excellent detail and color at low ISOs. Further analysis of the high ISO performance confirms it falls behind its predecessor, though.

Halide update brings Smart RAW, Apple watch update and more

A new Smart HDR feature promises lower noise levels and better detail on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

October 7
New study reveals insights of first-time interchangeable lens camera owners

An annual study from KeyPoint Intelligence — InfoTrends reveals 72 percent of consumers looking to purchase a digital interchangeable lens camera in the next year currently don't own one.

Fujifilm XF10 sample gallery

Our XF10 gallery shows what this handy little 28mm equiv. compact can do in a variety of lighting conditions.

October 6
ADOX HR-50 is a new monochrome film stock that comes in 135, 120, and 4x5 formats

ADOX has announced a new monochrome film stock called ADOX HR-50 that will be available in 135, 120, and 4x5 sheet formats.

DPReview TV: Canon EOS R review

Chris and Jordan find the Canon EOS R to be a promising camera in some regards, but not without its share of shortcomings.

October 5
Tamron issues warning about Nikon Z7 compatibility

Tamron has issued a warning to its customers that some of the company's Nikon F-mount lenses will not work with the new Z7 and FTZ adapter.

US Congress approves bill granting warrantless private drone take-downs

The United States Senate has passed that gives law enforcement officials the authority to shoot down and/or confiscate private drones if they're deemed a threat.

Study sheds light on selfie deaths from around the world

A team of researchers from the US National Library of Medicine NIH found a total of 259 selfie-related fatalities had occurred between October 2011 and November 2017.

These 3D-printed hotshoe covers remind you what speed film you have inside your camera

Photographer Guy Sie has customized a set of 3D-printed hotshoe covers with numbers so you'll never forget what speed film you have in your camera.

The iPhone XS is a leap forward in computational photography

While the iPhone XS's camera hardware is slightly different to the iPhone X's, the most important changes are in the software. Our first tests of Smart HDR mode and the updated Portrait Mode are quite promising.

October 4
The LG V40 ThinQ is the first smartphone with wide, standard, and telephoto cameras

LG's new flagship is the first smartphone to feature super-wide-angle, standard and telephoto camera modules.

Canon EOS R first impressions review

The Canon EOS R is the first full frame mirrorless camera to use the new RF mount. We're well underway putting it through our range of standard tests – take a look at how it compares to the competition and our thoughts on using it so far.

The Pictar Pro gives your smartphone physical dials, add-on viewfinder

Miggo has launched the latest in its line of camera grips for smartphones with the Pictar Pro, a model that offers users enhanced handling and access to hidden features of their phones, as well as an optional viewfinder for shooting in bright conditions.

October 3
Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2

Microsoft quietly unveiled the next generation of products in its Surface lineup, including the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2.

FAA program now lets DJI approve drone operation in controlled airspace

Drone maker DJI has been approved by the FAA to authorize drone flights in controlled airspace around airports and other secured location as part of the LAANC program.

Samsung Galaxy S10 to come with ultra-wide-angle, regular and tele-cameras

A leaked specification table reveals the upcoming Samsung flagship's camera setup in detail.

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 review

This week, Chris and Jordan share their assessment of a final-production Fujifilm X-T3 from the National Music Centre in Calgary. Find out what they think of Fujifilm's latest X-Trans addition.

October 2
Skylum teases Luminar DAM module, synchronized edits in new videos

Skylum has shared three new videos teasing the new digital asset manager (DAM) module for its photo editing app, Luminar.

Camera app developer says there's no 'beauty filter' being applied on the iPhone XS, XS Max

The developer of the Halide camera app, Sebastiaan de With, has taken a closer look at how new iPhone XS and XS Max handle image processing.

NYA-EVO launches Kickstarter for its new Fjord 60-C expandable camera backpack

Following in the footsteps of its first Kickstarter, NYA-EVO is back at it again, this time with the Fjord 60-C expandable camera backpack.

Hands-on with the new Laowa lens collection

Venus Optics launched eight new lenses under the Laowa brand name at the Photokina show this year. We paid a visit to the stand to get a closer look.

October 1
ARS is a new online platform for honest, anonymous photo critiques

Street photographer Eric Kim has built a new online platform designed to act as an online hub for constructive, anonymous image critiques.

Over $200K in Leica gear stolen from Scottish camera store Ffordes

More than $200,000 in camera gear was stolen from Ffordes camera shop located in northern Scotland. Ffordes is asking anyone with information to come forward in an effort to retrieve the stolen equipment.

The cameras inside the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are estimated to cost $51.10

Analyst firm IHS Markit estimates the total bill of material for the iPhone XS and Xs Max comes out to $390. The camera components alone are estimate to add up to $51.10.

Report: Apple working to fix aggressive iPhone Xs, Xs Max front camera "beautification"

Users of Apple's new iPhone Xs and Xs Max report over-aggressive "beautification" and skin smoothing on front camera portraits.

Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery

Sigma debuted a number of lenses at this year's Photokina, including two Art lenses. We got our hands on a beta sample of the 40mm F1.4 Art – take a look at some initial images taken around Cologne.

Banding means Nikon Z7 can't match D850 dynamic range

Testing and real-world shooting show slight banding and striping patterns in Nikon Z7 images, undermining its otherwise excellent dynamic range. We demonstrate when you'll encounter the effect so you can assess its importance for your photography.