Within a few months of each other at the beginning of 2021, both Sony and Sigma announced 35mm f/1.4 lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. They were just begging for a comparison to be made. This is not the first foray into the 35mm f/1.4 landscape for either company. Sony had the Distagon 35mm f/1.4
Razer has announced that after a three-year hiatus, it has brought back its powerhouse 14-inch laptop that packs raw computing capability and display performance into an extremely thin chassis. It is also the first Razer Blade ever to feature an AMD processor, the 8-core Ryzen 9 5900HX. Razer touts the Razer Blade 14 as a
[embedded content] Launched in 2001, the Pro90 IS was Canon’s flagship PowerShot and shared a similar external design to the earlier Pro70 from 1998 but greatly boosted its zoom capability from 2.5x to 10x. It became Canon’s first digital camera with optical image stabilization as well. Inside, it inherited much of the feature-set from the
The history of photography is over a century old — in fact, it was 107 years ago that Oskar Barnack created the Ur-Leica, a camera that would later be known as the genesis of the 36×24 “full-frame” format. Since then, hundreds of companies across the world have, to varying degrees of success, produced everything from
While reviewing the Leica 24-70mm f/2.8, I was able to spend some time with a lens from Sigma that has been accused of being the exact same lens in a rehoused body. But is it? Editor’s note: The following evaluation is meant to be viewed after reading the full review of the Leica 24-70mm f/2.8,
[embedded content] Camera accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has published a video that explains how to make a digital camera obscura that can be used for both video and photo capture made from a box, a magnifying glass, and frosted plastic. The build is promised to be super-simple and results in an unusual video capture device as
Sony has finally unveiled its foray into aerial robotics and announced the Airpeak S1. The $9,000 professional-level drone promises to feature exceptional flight performance, obstacle detection systems, and “heavy-lift” capability in a device that is just slightly larger than a DJI Inspire 2. Sony is touting the Airpeak S1 as the smallest drone that is
Figure 1. Shot with the new iPhone 12 Pro Max using the Apple ProRAW format. Developed in Lightroom Classic. Introduced in the iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max, Apple ProRAW is an entirely new file format that indicates where Apple is heading with its camera technology. Two years ago, I did something I
Polaroid has collaborated with the Keith Haring Foundation to feature a custom Polaroid Now camera and i-Type instant film that is decorated with Haring’s signature motifs. Haring, who was an American pop artist from New York city, is most well known for this chalk outlines of people, dogs, and other images on black advertising spaces.
Just over a year ago, Lomography launched the 180th Anniversary Edition of the Petzval 80.5mm f/1.9 MKII Bokeh Control Art Lens which promised a bevy of improvements over its 85mm predecessor. It looked as though it would put a historic lens back in the hands in creatives at an affordable $549 price. So does it?
[embedded content] The Slow Mo Guys tested out the new Phantom TMX 7510 — the fastest Phantom yet — by capturing a slow-motion close-up video of a spark plug breaking a car window at an incredible 800,000 frames per second. The high-speed Phantom TMX 7510 camera, used in the video, was launched just earlier this
In a recent interview with Phileweb, Nikon’s Fumiyuki Wakao — the company’s General Manager of Planning and Marketing — said that the team developing the upcoming Z9 professional camera was dealing with “great expectations and responsibilities” and that they were “struggling to reach the goal.” Nikon announced that it was developing the Z9 mirrorless professional
Sigma has announced that it will offer a paid service to current fp camera owners who want to replace the dials with the newer ones on the recently announced fp L. The “button replacement service” will cost about $150 and is not included in the camera’s warranty. The company says that the service is provided
[embedded content] Canope, the company formerly known as Nubrella, has updated its $90 hands-free wearable umbrella and shade system to provide more protection from more adverse weather conditions including both rain and sun. This updated device is what the company calls the world’s first patented, hands-free, wind-resistant weather protection umbrella that is worn much like
Leica recently introduced its $2,795 Vario-Elmarti-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, the latest zoom lens for L-Mount systems. It’s not what most would call “cheap,” but it certainly is inexpensive compared to the rest of Leica’s lineup. But does that mean a dip in performance? The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens has always been one of the most
Nikon has announced two macro additions to the Z-mount mirrorless lens lineup: the Nikkor Z MC 105mm F/2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z MC 50mm F/2.8. Both lenses are the first Z-mount optics to feature a 1:1 reproduction ratio. Nikon says that because both lenses are able to get extremely close to subjects and fill
[embedded content] When taking a look at Sigma’s newest zoom in its Contemporary lineup, one can’t help but draw comparisons to the myriad of other standard-range zoom lenses available. Let’s be honest — it doesn’t break any new ground. Heck, some may even accuse Sigma of stepping on its own toes with this one, considering
[embedded content] Moment is more known for its phone accessories, but today has launched what it claims to be the lightest outdoor camera bag available for the adventurous creator who wants both a mountain pack and a camera bag all in one. The Strohl Mountain Light Backpack is the company’s latest and was designed in
NASA’s Mars Ingenuity drone survived a close call that could have ended in disaster. During its sixth flight, a glitch in its camera image delivery pipeline caused the drone’s onboard navigation system to malfunction. In order to explain what happened, it’s crucial to first understand how the Ingenuity drone estimates its flight path and motion.
If you’re a content creator in need of professional-grade storage drives, Western Digital’s newly unveiled SanDisk Professional line of premium storage solutions is just for you. Professional photographers and creatives across a wide range of industries are always working with data that’s in a perpetual state of motion. Whether working with photos, high-resolution videos, or
[embedded content] Hasselblad has released the second video in its “Hasselblad Home” series where the company is giving a behind-the-scenes look at what it calls “the core of Hasselblad.” In it, the company details the design decisions behind the ergonomics, materials, and user interface of its mirrorless cameras. Hasselblad’s initial X1D and following cameras have
[embedded content] A photography duo from Alamosa, Colorado recently ordered a Sony Alpha 1 camera from Amazon as an investment in their business in a transaction that they report cost them more than $7,000. But instead of receiving the new camera, the two only found empty boxes. In an interview with The Denver Channel, Bill
Previously, we looked at which DSLR system held its value better over time and how fast the mirrorless market is growing. This time, we explore Sony’s popular full-frame mirrorless camera lines and see how they stack up against each other. This story is part of KEH’s Tilt-Shift Report, where the company shares exclusive data and
[embedded content] A content creator has designed and built his very own 3D-printed camera motion control rig, which he says can create footage comparable to that of highly off-the-shelf expensive camera rigs. Video equipment isn’t cheap by any means, especially when you begin to factor in all the additional accessories and tools that can be
[embedded content] NiSi Optics USA has announced the the Circular Black Mist Filter that it says is ideal for cinematographers as well as street, portrait, and wedding photographers. NiSi is known for developing and manufacturing a vast range of optical products for photographeres and filmmakers, such as filters and associated holders, and has also entered
Can you preserve a 30-year-old roll of color film and shoot it like the day it was purchased? Today I’m going to answer that question as well as give an in-depth history of one of Kodak’s most pivotal films, Ektar 25. I think that some of its history as well the results may surprise you.
In a patent, Canon explains how it intends to translate its Eye-Control Autofocus (AF) technology into a camera with an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The technology was originally developed for the EOS 5 SLR, and as such needed updating. In early April, Canon announced that it was developing the EOS R3 camera which would use the
After several reports that Nikon was discontinuing or delaying the production of DSLR lenses without comment, the company has broken its silence. Citing “production reasons,” the company is temporarily suspending orders for the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR DSLR lens. In a public notice published on Nikon Japan’s website, the company admits
Silberra, a Russian-based company known for its line of 13 black-and-white films, has unveiled three new styles of color film for 35mm and 120 formats at approximately $13 per roll. While the color film made by the company was initially discovered by Kosmo Foto in early 2020 with the release of the Color 160, it
[embedded content] As part of a customization project he undertook, self-described media creator David Knop disassembled a Polaroid Go, the company’s latest instant camera. Impressed with the engineering and design, Knop decided to share what it looks like under the hood. Polaroid announced the Go Instant Camera in late April. At the time, it referred