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: Epson SureColor P6000 & P8000

November 24, 2015 · Gear

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

Object of Desire: Lowepro Slingshot Edge

November 20, 2015 · Gear

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

Object of Desire: LumoPro LP605M

November 19, 2015 · Gear

This combination tripod/monopod is your photographic multitasker. 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 »

5 Great Gifts for Mobile Photographers

November 19, 2015 · Gear

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

Object of Desire: Lenovo ThinkPad P50

November 04, 2015 · Gear

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mini Review: Moab Juniper Baryta Rag 305

October 06, 2015 · Gear

A hands-on review of the Moab Juniper Baryta Rag 305 inkjet photo paper. More »

Adobe Rolls Out New Photoshop Apps, Updates to Creative Cloud Programs

October 05, 2015 · News

 Adobe is seeking to better integrate its mobile editing tools with its desktop programs. Here's what you need to know. More »

Camera Review: Leica Q

October 05, 2015 · Gear

The new full-frame compact from Leica takes aim at Sony's RX-1 with a fast lens, high image quality, responsive AF and solid low-light performance. More »

Camera Review: Canon EOS 5DS

October 01, 2015 · Gear

The newest member of the 5D family gets a whopping 50-megapixel image sensor, but sacrifices low-light performance. More »

Object of Desire: Sony RX10 II

September 30, 2015 · Gear

Sony updates the its tank-like superzoom with a new 20-megapixel sensor and an updated processor. More »

New Firmware Gives Profoto B1 and B2 Flashes New Skills

September 30, 2015 · Gear

 New firmware for Profoto's B1 and B2 flashes enables TTL metering for Canon's 5DS/R plus power-saving tweaks. More »

Stabilizer Roundup: 14 Tripods, Rigs and Gimbals to Steady Your Hand

September 28, 2015 · Features

Though tripod tech has only seen incremental improvements, camera gimbals have experienced a surge in innovation as electronics bring formerly difficult—or impossible—shots within reach of first-time and independent filmmakers. More »

GoPro Extends Hero Lineup with Low-Cost Action Cam

September 28, 2015 · News

 The new GoPro Hero+Wi-Fi is the company's cheapest action cam to still offer wireless connectivity.  More »

Camera Review: Ricoh Pentax K-3 II

September 23, 2015 · Gear

This update to the venerable K-3 adds dual card slots, an anti-aliasing filter simulation mode and a sturdy, weather-sealed build. More »

Rokinon Intros Fast Prime Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

September 22, 2015 · Gear

 Rokinon is delivering two fast primes-- a 21mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.4--for mirrorless camera owners. More »

Object of Desire: Metabones XL 0.64x

September 19, 2015 · Gear

This new gadget from Metabones for Micro Four Thirds cameras promises a speed bump of 1 1/3 aperture stops, and reduces the full-frame crop factor from 2x to 1.28x. More »

Lens Review: Sigma 150-600mm

September 18, 2015 · Gear

This new long zoom in Sigma's Contemporary series offers a massive zoom range, excellent stabilization and a weathersealed mount. More »

Sony Will Support Uncompressed RAW files for New a7 Models

September 15, 2015 · Gear

 Sony will now support uncompressed, 14-bit RAW files in its mirrorless full frame camera lineup, starting with the new a7S II. More »

Camera Review: Nikon D7200

September 15, 2015 · Gear

The new APS-C body from Nikon comes standard with Wi-Fi and NFC radios and improves on its predecessor's low-light performance. More »

Sony's a7S II Delivers Internal 4K Recording, 409,600 ISO

September 11, 2015 · Gear

The Sony a7S II will deliver 14 stops of dynamic range, 4K recording and extreme low light sensitivity.  More »

Object of Desire: Case Logic Kontrast Pro DSLR Backpack

September 11, 2015 · Gear

This DSLR backpack features a "hammock carrying system" to keep your camera body secure from shocks and vibrations. More »

Zeiss Intros New Milvus Lenses for Canon and Nikon Shooters

September 10, 2015 · News

New Zeiss Milvus lenses target high-resolution DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. More »

Four Things We Want in a Canon 5D Mark IV

September 07, 2015 · Gear

Here are four features we'd love to see in a Canon 5D Mark IV. More »

Object of Desire: GoPro Hero+LCD

September 02, 2015 · Gear

The newest action camera from GoPro comes with the LCD screen built-in. More »

Gear Round Up: 8 High-Powered Video Cameras for Your Next Film

August 31, 2015 · Features

With fast frame rates, plenty of dynamic range and resolutions that leave 4K in the dust, these video cameras put your DSLR's video mode to shame. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mini Review: Joby Action Jib

July 10, 2015 · Gear

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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