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This week in the news: Photokina is about to get underway in Cologne, Germany, and, as usual, the run-up to the convention means a lot of new releases from lens and camera manufacturers. So, settle in and buckle up for this week's gear roundup, and get ready for more exciting releases next week!
The New Nikon D750 FX DSLR, AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED, SB-500 AF Speedlight
Nikon released a... READ MORE
Join Robert Rodriguez Jr as he discusses the various aspects of his artistic process for making incredible landscape images of the Hudson Valley, in New York. Rodriguez talks about his approach, and how he is inspired by the natural world, and how he tries to capture emotion in his photographs. Watch as he takes us through a step-by-step example of how he decides on a composition and then applies... READ MORE
In this installment of Real Exposures, David Brommer interviews international conflict photographer Ben Lowy, whose powerful photographs of war-torn countries around the world are highly stylized without losing the essence of their stories. Lowy’s work has been published in magazines and newspapers around the globe, and is in various... READ MORE
Nikon has really pulled out the stops with their new D750 DSLR Camera. This full-frame shooter, with a 24.3MP sensor, built-in Wi-Fi, and prime features from the D4S and D810, heads... READ MORE
Adept at still photography, but clearly designed with an eye on high-performance 4K and HD moviemaking, Sony's new... READ MORE
Although Sigma was not keeping it a secret, the company has just formally announced the availability of the Sigma dp1 Quattro Digital Camera. What may be a surprise is that the dp1 has been released after the dp2 but that, too, makes sense if you recognize that the dp2 offers a standard focal... READ MORE
Sigma just bulked up its long-lens lineup with two similar telephoto zoom lenses, an APS-C all-in-one zoom lens with a 16.6x zoom range, and new teleconverters for its Global Vision Lineup.
In an interesting move, the two new Sigma telephoto zooms are... READ MORE
Watch as Washington, DC-based photographer Tim Cooper as he explains the value of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography in practical, everyday applications. Cooper walks us through the process, step by step, for measuring the brightest and darkest areas of a photograph and then taking a series of bracketed photographs that can be... READ MORE
In this installment of Real Exposures, David Brommer interviews freelance photographer David Wells, a master of narrative photography and an instructor at the International Center of Photography. Photo District News named Wells one of the top workshop instructors in the country, and in this interview, he discusses his approach to the... READ MORE
Creator of the Veterans Portrait Project, former combat veteran and photographer Stacy Pearsall spends the day photographing several generations of military veterans. From a chance encounter at a VA hospital, her initial idea to schedule photo sessions instead of her own doctors’ appointments developed into a full-... READ MORE
Last year Zeiss released the original Otus, the 55mm f/1.4 that set a new benchmark to which other SLR lenses would be compared for quite some time. The Otus quickly attained an almost mythic status and as this optic, with its owl-... READ MORE
Making headlines at this year's photokina imaging fair, Fujifilm has just announced several new members of its esteemed X series of cameras and lenses, as well as a few new entrants to its increasingly popular instax series of instant film cameras.
X100T Digital Camera... READ MORE
Music festivals are increasing in popularity by the day—during the summer there is hardly a weekend without one. You’ve got your pass, and you’re headed to work your first festival. Not sure what to expect? Nicole Fara Silver has got your back. Nicole, who has photographed multiple music festivals, including South By Southwest and Governors Ball, displays photos and covers the ins and outs of... READ MORE
In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye lens and covers its unique design, broad perspective, and drops some hints about potential uses. The video begins with an introduction to what the lens is, and how it strays from a conventional lens, as well as conventional Lensbaby... READ MORE
Now joining the ranks of other recent medium format digital backs, Mamiya Leaf has just announced its Credo 50 Digital Back, which features a newly developed 44 x 33mm 50MP CMOS sensor... READ MORE