June 25
Film Fridays: Review & samples: a rehoused Lomo 40mm F4 for Leica M-mount

With limited quantities available and selling for roughly $350 (USD), this re-housed Lomo lens – from the brand PPP – offers a unique 'dreamy' output. Our pals over at 35mmc got their hands on an early model and have a full review and samples.

June 24
Lexar developing SD Express & microSD Express cards, a format not yet supported by any camera

Lexar claims the cards will offer read/write speeds of 410MB/s and 824MB/s, respectively. And, although they will technically be backwards compatible with SD card slots, there is a major caveat.

NVIDIA Canvas is an AI-powered tool that turns your sketches into photorealistic scenes

In early 2019, NVIDIA showed off a new AI project, GauGAN. The tool turned sketches and doodles into photorealistic scenes. Now known as NVIDIA Canvas, the tool is ready for the public, and it promises impressive results.

Video: Smarter Every Day shows the science behind film development

A visit to a film processing lab shows how film gets developed, scanned and corrected, for the Smarter Every Day YouTube channel. If you don't know how film works this video will show you. Spoiler: it isn't magic!

Super-tele sweet spot: Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 sample gallery

The new Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 super-telephoto lens enters a crowded field of options for Sony's E-mount cameras, but provides great optical performance with a compromise between existing 100-400mm and 200-600mm options.

Lensbaby announces new Obscura system, a modern take on pinhole photography

Lensbaby’s newest product is attempting to go back to the future. The Obscura 16 and Obscura 50 are modern takes on pinhole photography, plus there's an Obscura Optic for Lensbaby's Optic Swap system.

June 23
FAA releases TRUST, free online training required for pilots to legally fly drones recreationally

The FAA released TRUST, free online training that is now required for pilots to legally fly under the limited exception for recreational flight in the United States.

Slideshow: Winners of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year awards

Winners for the inaugural International Portrait Photographer of the Year competition were recently announced.

Apple updates iMovie and Final Cut Pro, improving stability and workflow

Apple has updated four of its video editing applications, iMovie, Compressor, Motion and Final Cut Pro. The free updates increase stability, add new features and deliver improved workflow options.

Sabrent unveils a 16TB Thunderbolt 3 SSD that offers speeds up to 2,500MB/s and costs $2,900

Fast, high-capacity solid-state storage doesn't come cheap.

DPReview TV: Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Review

The Tamron 150-500mm F4-6.7 Di III VC VXD is a super-zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies. It's well-built, sharp and quick-to-focus. Learn what else Chris and Jordan thought about it in the DPReview TV review of the Tamron 150-500.

Panasonic announces HLG plug-in for Photoshop CC, adds Raw video modes to S-series cameras

Panasonic has announced a plugin to allow HLG stills to be edited in Adobe Photoshop CC. It's also released firmware updates for the S1, S1R and S5 full-frame cameras, adding Raw video modes, all to be available in July.

June 22
Adobe Premiere Pro receives a major update aimed at today's creator, available now in beta

Adobe Premiere Pro has been around for nearly 30 years. Many aspects of video creation and editing have changed in the last three decades. To modernize Premiere Pro, Adobe has released a major refresh to the software, including a new streamlined user interface.

Kolari Vision's new R5 cooling mod doubles 8K recording time and improves recovery time

Kolari Vision's modification service adds a custom copper heatsink to the camera that redirects heat from the EOS R5's processor to better manage heat dissipation.

LAANC is still down for drone operators, no word from FAA on when it'll be back up

Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), a free service that allows drone pilots to get real-time approval for controlled airspace, has been down for the past day.

PostPro's Wand is a Lightroom plug-in that wants to take the guesswork out of culling event photos

PostPro's Wand is a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom that separates the good event photos from the bad, eliminating the manual culling process.

The return of live music: Canon EOS M50 Mark II sample gallery update

We're wrapping up our full review of Canon's EOS M50 Mark II, and we've added a ton of new images to our gallery that really show off the high ISO capabilities of this modestly sized and modestly priced camera – and boy, is it nice to safely see live music again.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery

The Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S is a short telephoto macro prime lens for Nikon's full-frame mirrorless Z mount. Offering several upgrades over previous generations, the new Z 105mm is being pitched as a versatile prime lens for everything from macro shooting to available light portraiture.

June 21
Autel's new CEO promises transparency and change for the drone company

Randall Warnas recently left FLIR, as Head of Global Industrial sUAS, to become Autel's new CEO. Recently, the young executive described how he plans to leverage his experience to drive the drone manufacturer's growth.

This Leica M3 replica is only $89 (and made entirely of wood)

Leica Rumors has released its first batch of wooden Leica M3 replicas that are constructed entirely of wood and retail for just $89.

A tee box at this year's US Open used 88 cameras to deliver 'bullet-time' replays

Advances in camera technology have significantly changed how we watch and enjoy sports. At the US Open at Torrey Pines in California, no hole reflects the advances better than the sixth, which featured an array of 88 cameras, which is more cameras than were used across the entire course in 2008.

What to know before buying your first interchangeable lens digital camera

Now that the cameras in smartphones have become so good, the question 'why should I buy an interchangeable lens camera' ends up being very similar to 'why would I buy a dedicated camera at all?'. Read our new guide to buying an ILC to see what you gain from keeping your phone in your pocket.

June 20
There can be only one: why isn't the EOS R3 an EOS R1?

The more we learn about the Canon EOS R3, the more it looks like a top-end sports camera. So why isn't it called the EOS R1? Richard Butler has been having thoughts again.

June 19
DPReview TV: Tripod head roundup

Tripod heads aren't the most exciting subject, but if you're into shooting landscapes, wildlife or video, then having the right head will make your life a lot easier. In this episode, Chris discusses the pros and cons of each type of tripod head.

June 18
Video: Photographer uses a 4x5 large format camera and expired film for wildlife photography

Markus Hofstätter often uses analog photography techniques for portrait photography. The recent pandemic lockdown has allowed Hofstätter to explore the nearby nature and grow close with a local family of swans. He was able to turn his large format camera into a wildlife photography setup.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Uncommon film formats & types

We've already discussed common film types, now it's time to take a look at the oddball film formats. From the discontinued to the hard-to-find, how many of these have you shot?

June 17
Researchers propose ‘spaceplates’ to miniaturize lenses by reducing air gaps

A team from the University of Ottawa has shown that lenses can be made shorter when spaceplates made of metamaterials are introduced to the optical path. The findings promise miniaturized lenses with no loss of quality

Profoto launches Profoto Camera, a new app with built-in camera and ProfotoRAW file format

Profoto has been expanding its lineup of AirX-enabled lights. Photographers can now use AirX lights with a new Profoto Camera smartphone application. The app includes a built-in camera with advanced shooting features and a new ProfotoRAW file format.

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art field review

Sigma's 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art is a designed-for-mirrorless reimagining of the company's very first 'Art' lens that was released all the way back in 2012 for DSLR cameras. It's got some big shoes to fill, so check out how it fares in our review.

Leaked details about DJI's Mini SE reveal it may be DJI’s most affordable drone yet

DJI is repackaging its original Mini drone, adding an SE label, and pricing it for big box stores such as Walmart and Costco. According to leaks, this may be the company's most affordable drone yet.

June 16
Kickstarter: BAD Wrap is a flexible, padded waterproof wrap for your camera gear

BAD Equipment was founded this year by photographers, designers and engineers. Its first product is now on Kickstarter, the BAD Wrap. It is a posable, padded and waterproof wrap that you can use to protect your camera, lens, drone, tablet, computer and much more.

DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes

One of our favorite features on Fujifilm cameras is their Film Simulation modes, which let you quickly adjust the color and tone of photographs. The always-opinionated Chris and Jordan have their own favorites, which they cover in this episode of DPReview TV.

June 15
Kosmo Foto launches Kickstarter for a noir-inspired 35mm 400 ISO black-and-white film stock

Kosmo Foto has announced a new 400 ISO panochromatic 35mm black-and-white film inspired by the noir aesthetics of the early 20th century. The film stock is currently being funded on Kickstarter.

This photograph illustrates how quickly the International Space Station orbits Earth

The International Space Station (ISS) travels nearly 8 kilometers every second. Put another way, the ISS travels at more than 17,000 miles per hour. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently aboard the ISS and has recently captured an image that shows just how fast that is.

Sigma fp L initial review

We've just completed our studio scene analysis of Sigma's diminutive fp L high-resolution mirrorless camera – take a look at how its 61 megapixel sensor performs against other mirrorless options in both Raw and JPEG, at high and low ISO values.

June 14
Razer announces new Blade 14 laptop with AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, up to RTX 3080 GPU and more

After a three-year hiatus, the Blade 14 lineup is back with three models, all powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU. GPU options start with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 and top out with an RTX 3080 for those who need all the processing power.

Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021

Lens availability is a critical part of choosing a camera system. Take a look at our updated guide to Nikon, Canon, Sony and Panasonic/Sigma/Leica mirrorless mounts to see how their lineups and technologies currently compare.

Gitzo takes a battering for lack of communication over Légende tripod delays.

A delay of up to three months to fix a packaging issue has annoyed some Gitzo customers, but not as much as the company's alleged lack of response to emails sent to a dedicated Gitzo address

CIPA's April 2021 data: Shipments are down, but the average price of camera units is steadily increasing

According to CIPA's numbers, there are fewer camera units being shipped around the globe, but the value of the average camera unit being shipped is increasing at a steady pace.

China's Zhurong rover sends back its first images from the Martian surface, including an adorable selfie

The image, which shows the Zhurong Rover and its Tianwen-1 lander in the frame, was captured using a remote camera dropped by the Zhurong rover.

June 13
Head to Head: Apple Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro

We pit Adobe's Premiere Pro against Apple's Final Cut Pro to see which video editor takes the performance crown. Same timeline, same footage, same effects... very different results.

June 12
Video: A ‘Retro Review’ of the 20-year-old Canon Pro90 IS, Canon’s first digital camera with optical image stabilization

Gordon Laing has shared another Retro Review, this time showing off the 20-year-old Canon Pro90IS.

DPReview TV: High-end APS-C mirrorless camera comparison

This week, Chris and Jordan compare four flagship APS-C mirrorless cameras: the Sony a6600, Fujifilm X-T4, Canon M6 Mark II and Nikon Z50. See how these great models stack up against each other.

June 11
Venus Optics' new $549 7.5mm F2 MFT lens now has electronic aperture control

The lens features the same optical construction but adds electronic aperture control and a chip for transferring metadata between the lens and MFT camera it's attached to.

What we know about the new Sony Airpeak drone

Sony teased its plans to enter the drone market for months. This week, it revealed several important details about its first model, the Airpeak S1, which gives us a look at the features and design philosophy Sony prioritized.

Zhong Yi brings its Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 III lens to Leica L mount camera systems

The L mount version of the lens retails for $799 and joins the previously-released versions for Canon RF, Leica M, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Film Fridays: How to shoot, develop and scan 110 film in 2021

110 film is a cartridge-based system first launched in the early 1970s. It's easier to work with than 35mm but offers a smaller frame size. These days, you can pick up a 110 camera for cheap. Even better: you can still buy 110 film cartridges, new. Here's a primer on shooting this whacky, wonderful format in 2021.

June 10
Video: iFixit shows off the tech (literally) behind the XDR Display inside Apple's 12.9" M1 iPad Pro

The entire teardown isn't complete yet, but iFixit has shared a short video that tears apart a new 12.9" M1 iPad Pro to show how Apple is using Mini LED technology to power the flagship iPad's XDR display.

Video: Relaxing shutter sounds from 18 cameras is ASMR for photographers

Photographer Sails Chong has access to a very diverse collection of cameras. He's recorded their sounds in a new, hypnotic video.

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