Photo of GoPro Hero6 leaked, will be able to shoot 4K at 60 fps

We've already knew the GoPro Hero6 was on the way thanks to company CEO Nick Woodman, who revealed the camera's existence back in February. But a newly leaked photo of the Hero6 reveals one very exciting feature we didn't know about: the little camera will allegedly be able to shoot 4K at 60fps. The leaked photo was sent to Photo Rumors by a reader of theirs, and as with any unofficial leak, it's worth taking the image with a grain of salt. But if it is legitimate, this is what the GoPro Hero6 will look like in its final packaging:
Continue reading "Photo of GoPro Hero6 leaked, will be able to shoot 4K at 60 fps"

Nissin announces Super Light Stand LC-50c: The world’s lightest light stand

Nissin has released a new light stand that it claims is the lightest in the world. The Super Light Stand LS-50C uses carbon fibre for its central column to keep its total weight down to just 575g/1.2lb. But even at that featherweight, it can still hold 1.5kg/3.3lb and extends to a maximum height of 200cm/79in. Packed away, it stores at a minimum length of 48.5cm/19in. As these stands are generally static, the idea of using carbon fibre to make them lightweight is mainly to reduce the weight of the photographer’s kit when traveling, but also to Continue reading "Nissin announces Super Light Stand LC-50c: The world’s lightest light stand"

Lastolite unveils two new ‘stone effect’ panoramic backgrounds for portrait photographers

Studio accessories manufacturer Lastolite has introduced a pair of new stone effects to its panoramic background range. Granite and Limestone are the first textured materials to join the range that currently just includes white, black and Chromakey Green plain finishes. The Lastolite Panoramic Background system consists of a three-part collapsible frame that is self-supporting once erected. Plain or patterned covers stretch over the frame to form a 4x2.3m/13x7.5ft backdrop suitable for shooting groups, and once packed away the kit measures just 100cmx30cmx35cm/39x12x14in.
The new patterns will be available with or without the panoramic frame, and will cost £306 Continue reading "Lastolite unveils two new ‘stone effect’ panoramic backgrounds for portrait photographers"

Lastolite unveils two new ‘stone effect’ panoramic backgrounds for portrait photographers

Studio accessories manufacturer Lastolite has introduced a pair of new stone effects to its panoramic background range. Granite and Limestone are the first textured materials to join the range that currently just includes white, black and Chromakey Green plain finishes. The Lastolite Panoramic Background system consists of a three-part collapsible frame that is self-supporting once erected. Plain or patterned covers stretch over the frame to form a 4x2.3m/13x7.5ft backdrop suitable for shooting groups, and once packed away the kit measures just 100cmx30cmx35cm/39x12x14in.
The new patterns will be available with or without the panoramic frame, and will cost £306 Continue reading "Lastolite unveils two new ‘stone effect’ panoramic backgrounds for portrait photographers"

Nikon Asia accused of sexism over D850 promotion that featured 32 men and 0 women

32 photographers featured... all of the men.
Nikon Asia is taking some serious heat today after a Nikon D850 promotion featuring 32 photographers caught the eye of the blog Fstoppers. The issue with this so-called "awe-inspiring" promotion? It featured 32 men, and 0 women, a realization that has led to wide-spread criticism of the promotion and of Nikon as a whole. The original article didn't hold back, claiming that "Nikon thinks [the D850] is too much for women to handle," since the company didn't select a single woman photographer for this particular promotion. Responses online were equally harsh, with some Continue reading "Nikon Asia accused of sexism over D850 promotion that featured 32 men and 0 women"

Nikon Asia accused of sexism over D850 promotion that featured 32 men and 0 women

32 photographers featured... all of the men.
Nikon Asia is taking some serious heat today after a Nikon D850 promotion featuring 32 photographers caught the eye of the blog Fstoppers. The issue with this so-called "awe-inspiring" promotion? It featured 32 men, and 0 women, a realization that has led to wide-spread criticism of the promotion and of Nikon as a whole. The original article didn't hold back, claiming that "Nikon thinks [the D850] is too much for women to handle," since the company didn't select a single woman photographer for this particular promotion. Responses online were equally harsh, with some Continue reading "Nikon Asia accused of sexism over D850 promotion that featured 32 men and 0 women"

Polaroid is back! Unveils OneStep 2 instant camera and i-Type film

Remember those intriguing teasers Polaroid was scrolling through on its main website last week. Well, yesterday night was when that countdown ended, and it ended with a huge announcement that has the photo industry buzzing. In short: the old Polaroid you knew and loved is back from the dead with a new analog instant camera and a new type of instant film! Announced on the 80th anniversary of the Polaroid brand, both products are being unveiled as part of a new brand called Polaroid Originals, which merges the Polaroid of old with years worth of work done by Impossible Project
Continue reading "Polaroid is back! Unveils OneStep 2 instant camera and i-Type film"

HP reveals insane Z8 workstation: Can handle 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage

The rise of 4K (and 6K... and 8K) video, not to mention virtual reality and 360° content, means the computers of today need to grow up and they need to do it fast. 16GB of RAM, a decent video card, and 1TB of hard drive space just won't cut it for many professionals any longer... but even those professionals who need boatloads of power will probably go wide-eyed when they hear the specs of HP's new top-of-the-line desktop workstations. HP revealed its new Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations today, and the company is not joking when it says the Continue reading "HP reveals insane Z8 workstation: Can handle 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage"

HP reveals insane Z8 workstation: Can handle 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage

The rise of 4K (and 6K... and 8K) video, not to mention virtual reality and 360° content, means the computers of today need to grow up and they need to do it fast. 16GB of RAM, a decent video card, and 1TB of hard drive space just won't cut it for many professionals any longer... but even those professionals who need boatloads of power will probably go wide-eyed when they hear the specs of HP's new top-of-the-line desktop workstations. HP revealed its new Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations today, and the company is not joking when it says the Continue reading "HP reveals insane Z8 workstation: Can handle 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage"

HP reveals insane Z8 workstation: Can handle 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage

The rise of 4K (and 6K... and 8K) video, not to mention virtual reality and 360° content, means the computers of today need to grow up and they need to do it fast. 16GB of RAM, a decent video card, and 1TB of hard drive space just won't cut it for many professionals any longer... but even those professionals who need boatloads of power will probably go wide-eyed when they hear the specs of HP's new top-of-the-line desktop workstations. HP revealed its new Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations today, and the company is not joking when it says the Continue reading "HP reveals insane Z8 workstation: Can handle 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage"

Alien Skin unveils Exposure X3 raw editor and organizer, available this fall

Alien Skin is gearing up to launch Exposure X3, the next installment in its Exposure software line. Exposure X3 is a non-destructive raw image organizer and editor, and it will bring multiple improvements and new features over the previous version. Among the changes will be new "toning enhancements" for B&W and color images, as well as a side-by-side view that allows you to compare two images. Though the product hasn't yet been fully fleshed out for the public, Alien Skin has revealed that X3 users will have the option of creating virtual copies of images so that the same photo Continue reading "Alien Skin unveils Exposure X3 raw editor and organizer, available this fall"

Alien Skin unveils Exposure X3 raw editor and organizer, available this fall

Alien Skin is gearing up to launch Exposure X3, the next installment in its Exposure software line. Exposure X3 is a non-destructive raw image organizer and editor, and it will bring multiple improvements and new features over the previous version. Among the changes will be new "toning enhancements" for B&W and color images, as well as a side-by-side view that allows you to compare two images. Though the product hasn't yet been fully fleshed out for the public, Alien Skin has revealed that X3 users will have the option of creating virtual copies of images so that the same photo Continue reading "Alien Skin unveils Exposure X3 raw editor and organizer, available this fall"

PETA and David Slater settle copyright lawsuit over monkey selfie

Photo: David Slater
PETA has announced that it has settled its copyright lawsuit against photographer David Slater over his iconic "monkey selfie," a self-portrait allegedly taken by a macaque named Naruto. The image went viral a few years ago, ultimately catching the attention of PETA, who argued that Naruto—not Slater—was the image's legal copyright holder. This spurred a lawsuit that has dragged on for about two years. The legal issues began shortly after the monkey selfie went viral. Various sites used the image without Slater's permission and refused to cease use on the claim that Slater didn't own the copyright. Continue reading "PETA and David Slater settle copyright lawsuit over monkey selfie"

PETA and David Slater settle copyright lawsuit over monkey selfie

Photo: David Slater
PETA has announced that it has settled its copyright lawsuit against photographer David Slater over his iconic "monkey selfie," a self-portrait allegedly taken by a macaque named Naruto. The image went viral a few years ago, ultimately catching the attention of PETA, who argued that Naruto—not Slater—was the image's legal copyright holder. This spurred a lawsuit that has dragged on for about two years. The legal issues began shortly after the monkey selfie went viral. Various sites used the image without Slater's permission and refused to cease use on the claim that Slater didn't own the copyright. Continue reading "PETA and David Slater settle copyright lawsuit over monkey selfie"

Kodak will bring back Ektachrome film this year, start selling it in 2018

Kodak first announced its plans to bring Ektachrome 35mm film back from the dead in January at CES. But if you were worried that the announcement was just a lot of marketing hype, you have nothing to fear: it seems the resurrection of Ektachrome is proceeding apace, with full production scheduled for 2018. This news broke over Twitter, of all places, thanks to an inquisitive Kodak fan named Karen Wink. She asked Kodak what the ETA on the Ektachrome comeback was, to which Kodak replied:

Kodak will bring back Ektachrome film this year, start selling it in 2018

Kodak first announced its plans to bring Ektachrome 35mm film back from the dead in January at CES. But if you were worried that the announcement was just a lot of marketing hype, you have nothing to fear: it seems the resurrection of Ektachrome is proceeding apace, with full production scheduled for 2018. This news broke over Twitter, of all places, thanks to an inquisitive Kodak fan named Karen Wink. She asked Kodak what the ETA on the Ektachrome comeback was, to which Kodak replied:

Kodak will bring back Ektachrome film this year, start selling it in 2018

Kodak first announced its plans to bring Ektachrome 35mm film back from the dead in January at CES. But if you were worried that the announcement was just a lot of marketing hype, you have nothing to fear: it seems the resurrection of Ektachrome is proceeding apace, with full production scheduled for 2018. This news broke over Twitter, of all places, thanks to an inquisitive Kodak fan named Karen Wink. She asked Kodak what the ETA on the Ektachrome comeback was, to which Kodak replied:

DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250

Last year I bought a macro lens for the summer—just a normal one with 1x magnification—and I immediately found myself in a beautiful and mesmerizing world of minuscule flowers and bugs. I found that in macro photography, you don't have to travel to beautiful places to take beautiful photos—you can just walk around in your backyard, and discover a whole new world. Also, you don't have to wake up at 4 AM to catch the golden hour... This year, however, I decided I wanted to take things to the next level. I wanted a super macro lens with 2x or Continue reading "DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250"

Not your typical superzoom: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV gallery and impressions

Immediately after its announcement in New York, we got a chance to shoot with the latest addition to Sony's RX series, the long zoom, fast shooting, 4K-capable RX10 IV. The first thing that becomes apparent is that the addition of phase detection immediately sets right the biggest limitation we experienced with its predecessor. Even across a range of shooting subjects, the autofocus was fast and exhibited vey little in the way of hunting.
Shooting at 24 frames per second you get used to going a little easy on the shutter button
Shooting at 24 Continue reading "Not your typical superzoom: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV gallery and impressions"

SLR Magic announces CINE 18mm F2.8 lens for Sony E-Mount

SLR Magic has released a new model in its series of manual-focus lenses for full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras: the SLR Magic CINE 18mm F2.8 wide angle. The optical design of the lens incorporates 10 elements in 8 groups and allows for a minimum focus distance of just 20cm (~7.9 inches). The new lens features a black anodized body, a low weight of only 445 grams and compact dimensions, making it an interesting option for use on gimbals and other video-centric camera supports. It also comes with a 62mm filter thread. The aperture features a manually controlled diaphragm and Continue reading "SLR Magic announces CINE 18mm F2.8 lens for Sony E-Mount"