Canon recently released their corporate strategy for the next few years, and it sheds some light on where they plan to take their camera and lens business.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news within the photography industry. Here we feature new photography gear announcements, creative conferences, and other interesting headlines related to the world of photography and filmmaking.
People Are Ordering Expensive Cameras on Amazon and Receiving Cat Food Instead
In January, the BBC published a story about a man who was sent dog food by Amazon when he ordered an iPhone. The article prompted numerous other readers to come forward with similar stories, including cameras being replaced with cat food and computers swapped for surgical masks.
Fujifilm Patents Its Most Versatile Medium Format Lens
Fujifilm's GFX line of medium format mirrorless cameras has reinvigorated the market beyond full frame, and the company continues to invest in expanding its capabilities. Along those lines, a patent has emerged for an interesting lens that would offer a lot of versatility for its users.
How to Organize a Paste-up Show
Exhibition opportunities are often few and far between for artists.
Canon Gives Some Surprising Commentary on DSLRs, Third-party Lenses, and Its Other Mirrorless System
In a recent interview at CP+, Canon was quite honest about many of the things its users want to know about most, including DSLR production, the EF-M mount, and third-party RF mount lenses.
The Canon EOS R5 Is Getting a Major Upgrade
Recently, rumors have swirled regarding the release of the Canon EOS R5 Mark II mirrorless camera, the follow-up to the company's wildly popular EOS R5. It seems as though that release might take a bit longer than initially thought, but in the meantime, EOS R5 users will likely get to enjoy a major upgrade to their cameras' capabilities.
Canon Hasn't Forgotten About the Flagship EOS R1 Mirrorless Camera
With the announcement of the EOS R3 now 18 months behind us, many have started to wonder where Canon's flagship mirrorless camera, the EOS R1, has gone to. In a recent interview, Canon reassured its users that the EOS R1 is indeed still in development and will be on its way eventually.
Social Media Split After Wedding Photographer Shares Controversial 'Safety Shot' Technique
The internet is split after a wedding photographer shared a controversial "safety shot" technique he uses in case couples divorce or break up.
Vivo V27 Pro: A Flagship-Level Camera Phone at an Affordable Price
Vivo has launched its latest addition to the V series, the V27 Pro. This model is designed for people looking for a seamless user experience in a sleek smartphone, but with a price tag that won't break the bank.
What's Next From Fujifilm?
CP+ 2023 recently wrapped up, and at it, the photo world was able to glimpse some of the most exciting cameras and lenses yet to come from some of the world's biggest manufacturers. Here is some of what you can expect next from Fujifilm.
A Year in Review With Luminar Neo
With 2023 well underway, it's time to look back at what has been a busy year for Luminar Neo, the AI photo-editing software from Skylum. Since its launch back in 2021, Luminar Neo has seen many updates, performance improvements, and major feature enhancements, including new AI-powered tools, and has established itself as a powerful editing tool for both amateur and professional photographers alike.
Sigma Is Done Developing Micro Four Thirds Lenses
While micro four thirds is still seeing development from a few companies, one manufacturer is throwing in the towel. In a recent interview, Sigma's CEO indicated that due to a decrease in demand for micro four thirds lenses, the company will no longer be developing new options for the format, though they will maintain their current lenses.
Will We See a Full Frame Foveon Sensor From Sigma Soon?
Sigma's Foveon sensors have long had a small but loyal following who love their sharp images and vibrant, accurate colors. Since the advent of the L mount alliance, there has long been the hope that the Foveon sensor might find its way into a full frame camera. Sigma's CEO recently confirmed that those hopes might soon come true.
Cosina Announces New Lenses for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, and Nikon F Mounts
Cosina, known for their Voigtländer lenses, has announced four new lenses, including some impressive options for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, and Nikon F users.
A Voigtländer Lens Is Coming for Canon Mirrorless Cameras
Cosina, more commonly known for manufacturing Voigtländer lenses, is teasing the launch of four new lenses, including two Fujifilm X mount options, a Canon RF mount mirrorless lens, and even a DSLR optic. The RF mount option will even include electric contacts, while one of the X mount lenses will be "super-fast."
Will We See the Canon EOS R5 Mark II This Year?
Few cameras in recent years have caused as much of a stir as the EOS R5, which brought features like a high-megapixel sensor and 8K raw video, instantly showing the world that Canon was extremely serious about the mirrorless realm. The EOS R5 has been a highly popular camera, but now that it has been 2.5 years since its release, it is about time to start thinking about the second version of the camera, which we may see before the EOS R1.
Will We See the Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Soon?
It has been about 1.5 years since the Nikon Z9 was announced, and the company is about due for another big camera announcement. It looks like that might be happening soon, with activity ramping up behind the scenes.
Nikon Patents Some Extreme Lens Designs
When Nikon moved into the realm of full frame mirrorless cameras, they generally went for pragmatic lens designs meant to tackle the majority of situations photographers would encounter. However, a variety of interesting lens design patents recently emerged, and they show the company is now thinking about some more extreme options as well.
Canon Continues to Explore f/4 Zoom Lens Designs
With the advent of the RF mount, Canon entered a new realm of lens design, with some of the most extreme designs ever seen for full frame cameras. Nonetheless, it seems the company is also exploring more measured and pragmatic designs as well, with some very interesting f/4 zoom lens designs emerging in a recent trio of patents.
Canon Patents Advanced and Intriguing Lens
The RF mount has seen some extreme lens designs, with Canon pushing into new territory with options like the revered 28-70mm f/2L. It seems they have no intention of slowing down, as another interesting design has emerged, this time one sure to please sports and wildlife photographers.
OM System Announces the New M.Zuiko 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens
OM System has announced a new 90mm true macro professional lens, which macro photographers have longed for.
DxO Adds Some Powerful New Features to PhotoLab 6.3
DxO PhotoLab is well regarded as one of the finest raw editors available for pro and semi-pro photographers. Although certainly not as well known as the Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom, it offers very powerful tools that have gotten a lot of attention.
Sigma Announces the 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens
Sigma's Art line of lenses have long been popular for offering superlative image quality at prices that are often significantly more affordable than first-party options. Today, the series welcomes its newest member, the 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art.
Nikon Launches The Much Anticipated Z 85mm f/1.2 As Well As The Pancake 26mm f/2.8
Professional photographers rejoice. Today, Nikon has finally announced the release of two new lenses, including the highly anticipated NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and the pint-sized Z 26mm f/2.8.
Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera Specifications Emerge
The Canon EOS R8, the company's latest full frame mirrorless camera, is likely on the way soon, and while we have not learned much about the camera yet, a set of rumored specs have emerged. Take a look at what you can expect.
Big Canon Announcements Are Likely Coming Very Soon
Time to get excited. New Canon cameras and lenses are on the way soon.
Another Canon Lens Is on the Horizon This Month
Since the release of the EOS R5, EOS R6, and RF 28-70mm f/2L, Canon has been very aggressive in both the designs of their lenses and the timelines of their releases. It seems the company has no intention of slowing down, with another lens likely to be announced later this month.
British Government Catches Benefits Fraudsters Thanks to Bad Photoshop
The UK Department for Work and Pensions has shared a series of photos that show benefits fraudsters caught in the act thanks to their poor Photoshop skills.
Canon Patents Another Extreme Lens Design
Ever since the arrival of the RF mount, Canon has shown they are willing to push the boundaries of lens design to new levels. It seems they don't plan to slow down, with two new patents emerging, including one for a 300mm f/2.3 mirror lens with autofocus.
Man Orders $3,000 Sony Camera, Receives Bags of Mysterious White Powder Instead
A photographer who spent $3,000 on a Sony camera was shocked to discover nothing but an empty box and bags of mysterious white powder when it was delivered.
Canon Patents Another Extreme Lens
Canon has been quite aggressive in the development of RF mount lenses, releasing some extreme designs, such as the RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM and the RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM. They seem to have no intentions of slowing down, as another boundary-pushing design has emerged in a recent patent.
Impossible Things: AI Photo Editor Works With Lightroom Presets
Lightroom preset maker DVLOP and photo educators SLR Lounge have launched a new take on AI photo editing with their project called Impossible Things. Entering the relatively new, yet increasingly competitive world of AI photo editing, Impossible Things promises to be the fastest and easiest AI photo editor.
Canon Develops Unique Sensor With Impressive Trick for Better Dynamic Range
Canon has developed a new sensor that employs a clever trick for increasing dynamic range.
Impressive Canon Lens Patents Emerge
Canon has filled out the RF mount lens library at an aggressive pace, with many options that offer impressive performance and push the boundaries of lens design. Nonetheless, there are still some missing lenses. Some new patents have emerged that indicate Canon is working on filling those holes, and they might do so with some fairly extreme designs.
Canon Patents Vibrating Shutter Button
While features like lighted buttons have slowly become a bit more popular in the industry, haptic feedback has been largely ignored, despite being an extremely common feature in other technology. However, that might change eventually, as a Canon patent for a vibrating shutter button has appeared.
A Premium Canon Ultra-wide Angle Lens Is on the Way
The Canon RF lens lineup is growing nicely, though there is still a hole at the ultra-wide angle end of the lineup. Thankfully, however, that will likely change soon, with a premium ultra-wide angle lens on the way.
Sony Announces Development of 300mm f/2.8 G Master OSS Lens
Sony announced the development of the 300mm f/2.8 G Master OSS lens, with an expected arrival date of early 2024. The lens is sure to be welcomed by a variety of professional sports and wildlife photographers.
Apple Announces New MacBook Pro and Mac mini Models Featuring M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max Chips
Today, Apple announced the next generation of the Mac mini, powered by the M2 and new M2 Pro chips, as well as the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, powered by the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
Sigma Announces the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens
Sigma has announced one of their most versatile lenses yet, the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports.
Is Instagram Going Back to Its Roots With New Update Coming out in February?
Instagram’s navigation is set to change in February with a new update that sees the Reels button lose its prime position and the Compose (plus icon) will be placed in the middle.
DXO Releases 1,693 Optics Modules for New Canon, Sony, and Fujifilm Cameras
DXO has a significant release today for pro and semi-pro users of their software. The DXO optical correction technology updated today appears in their PureRAW, PhotoLab, FilmPack, and ViewPoint software.
Dji RS3 Mini: Can a Compact Gimbal Deliver Pro Results?
DjJI has released a miniature version of their popular RS3 gimbal series, reducing its overall size to fit into a backpack and giving it enough power to handle most mainstream camera setups.
Sigma Patents Several Supertelephoto Lens Designs
In the past few years, Sigma has mostly focused on standard focal lengths between about 20mm and 135mm, but that does not mean they do not have their eyes on more extreme options. In fact, three new patents have emerged for lenses with long focal lengths ranging from 400mm to 700mm.
Nikon Announces Development of NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Lenses
Nikon has announced the development of two exciting new lenses, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8.
Panasonic Announces Incredible Lumix S5II and S5IIX
Panasonic's LUMIX cameras have been a quiet but profound success in photography. Now, the company has announced the sequel to the beloved mirrorless and it has one improvement that caused quite the stir.
Canon Looks to Make 2023 the Year of APS-C
When Canon got serious about mirrorless camera and lenses, they put all their attention into developing full frame options. Of course, many users prefer APS-C cameras for their lower prices, smaller form factor, and extra reach. It looks like those users will be happy in 2023, with more APS-C cameras and lenses on the way.
Another Canon Camera Is on the Way
Canon has continued to plow full speed ahead with their mirrorless camera and lens development. It looks like they have no intention of slowing down either, with a new camera coming in February.
Save Up to $750 on Memory Cards and Hard Drives Today Only
Photographers and filmmakers can always use more storage. Today only, B&H is offering up to $750 SanDisk and Western Digital memory cards, hard drives, and flash drives.
DaVinici Resolve for iPad Now Available
Video post-production leader DaVinci Resolve has just released its newest version for iPad.
Radiant Photo Editor Adds Color Grading
I took a look at Radiant Photo when it first came out in September. I found it a capable editor, aimed mostly using AI to improve your color and the overall look of shadows, highlights, and other image parameters. It uses a pixel-by-pixel approach, which the developers claim gives you more creative control of the final result.