4K 60p video and dual card slots on a Nikon? Yes! Meet the all-new Z6 II and Z7 II cameras


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The Nikon Z6 Mark II and Z7 Mark II cameras are here, and oh my do they come packed with some particularly nice upgrades. You can see two of these in the headlines already, but there are plenty more and we have all the details awaiting you in our Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II previews!

When the Z6 and Z7 were announced in late-2018 we were of course excited, yet once we completed our respective reviews were duly impressed as well. The terms Nikon, Professional, and Mirrorless were brought together in the same system, and that was…

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Apple announces iPhone 12 smartphones: 4K HDR recording, improved image quality and ProRAW format


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Apple today announced its iPhone 12 family of smartphones, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The former two phones include dual cameras and the latter two, like last year's iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max models, include an array of three cameras, plus a new LiDAR scanner.

Let's tackle the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 first. These devices have 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR displays, respectively. Each display is HDR capable and utilizes OLED display technology. The iPhone 12 mini…

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Tamron unveils latest E-mount zoom: The compact and lightweight 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD


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Tamron continues to expand its E-mount mirrorless lens family, this time with a compact and lightweight 70-300mm full-frame zoom lens. Earlier this summer Tamron announced a compact 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 travel zoom for E-mount cameras, but for those looking for more telephoto performance without much bulk, this new Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 lens might be right up your alley.

Tamron is no stranger to 70-300mm zooms, having produced a number of variants over the years for DSLR camera systems. This is their first 70-300mm designed…

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Sony A7S III First Shots: Sony’s third-generation high sensitivity full-frame Alpha camera hits the IR lab


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Click here to browse our Sony A7S III First Shots

It was a long time coming, but the successor to Sony's popular video-focused and high ISO powerhouse from 2015 finally arrived. The new Sony A7S III, much like its predecessor, maintains a similar (but all-new) 12-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. This time around, the A7S III's uniquely low-res sensor uses a backside-illuminated design, which should allow for the already highly light-sensitive sensor to be even better with light-gathering performance. Further, the new sensor also…

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Sony A7S III First Shots: Sony’s third-generation high sensitivity full-frame Alpha camera hits the IR lab


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Click here to browse our Sony A7S III First Shots

It was a long time coming, but the successor to Sony's popular video-focused and high ISO powerhouse from 2015 finally arrived. The new Sony A7S III, much like its predecessor, maintains a similar (but all-new) 12-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. This time around, the A7S III's uniquely low-res sensor uses a backside-illuminated design, which should allow for the already highly light-sensitive sensor to be even better with light-gathering performance. Further, the new sensor also…

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Canon announces new Super 35-based Cinema EOS C70, the first Cinema EOS camera with RF mount


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Canon made a big splash with their recent EOS R5 and R6 models, particularly the R5, when it comes to video recording features, with options such as 8K RAW recording, 4K up to 120fps and 10-bit 4:2:2 recording. However, video recording on these cameras are not without some noticeable limitations — they are after all photo-centric cameras first and foremost. And so, for those in search of a proper video-focused mirrorless camera, Canon has launched the new Cinema EOS C70, a new smaller form-factor Cinema EOS video camera and their…

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Nikon releases Webcam Utility beta for macOS, joining recent Windows release


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Nikon has released the macOS version of its Webcam Utility beta. The beta software was made available for Windows last month.

The Webcam Utility software allows the user to connect their Nikon camera to a computer via USB and use the camera as a webcam. Many of Nikon's recent interchangeable lens cameras are supported. The full list includes:

Nikon Z7

Nikon Z6

Nikon Z5

Nikon Z50

Nikon D6

Nikon D850

Nikon D780

Nikon D500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D5600

If you…

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Nikon releases Webcam Utility beta for macOS, joining recent Windows release


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Nikon has released the macOS version of its Webcam Utility beta. The beta software was made available for Windows last month.

The Webcam Utility software allows the user to connect their Nikon camera to a computer via USB and use the camera as a webcam. Many of Nikon's recent interchangeable lens cameras are supported. The full list includes:

Nikon Z7

Nikon Z6

Nikon Z5

Nikon Z50

Nikon D6

Nikon D850

Nikon D780

Nikon D500

Nikon D7500

Nikon D5600

If you…

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Rich in bokeh: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens is simply stunning (Image Gallery & field notes)


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Prime lens aficionados are always on the lookout for the next “baby” for their lens bag. Whether it's the need for a brighter aperture, a longer focal length, or simply something less heavy or less expensive, the promise of that next gorgeous prime lens is always just a purchase click away. And if you're like us, a mention of Sigma's “Art” series has generally caused our heads to swivel in their direction.

Most photographers out there have by now heard of this long-standing line of lenses, as they've come to represent terrific…

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Rich in bokeh: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens is simply stunning (Image Gallery & field notes)


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Prime lens aficionados are always on the lookout for the next “baby” for their lens bag. Whether it's the need for a brighter aperture, a longer focal length, or simply something less heavy or less expensive, the promise of that next gorgeous prime lens is always just a purchase click away. And if you're like us, a mention of Sigma's “Art” series has generally caused our heads to swivel in their direction.

Most photographers out there have by now heard of this long-standing line of lenses, as they've come to represent terrific…

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Sigma Q&A: Why the 24-70 DG DN is *such* a good deal, why FLD glass is tricky, and (much) more…


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This is the fourth and final interview of a series I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. (Here are links for my other interviews with Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm from that trip.) Between the COVID situation, the sale of IR, and a number of other lingering content projects I needed to finish, I'm only just now managing to post it and the others.

This time, I'm interviewing Mr. Kazuto Yamaki, the CEO and driving force behind Sigma,…

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Sigma Q&A: Why the 24-70 DG DN is *such* a good deal, why FLD glass is tricky, and (much) more…


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This is the fourth and final interview of a series I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. (Here are links for my other interviews with Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm from that trip.) Between the COVID situation, the sale of IR, and a number of other lingering content projects I needed to finish, I'm only just now managing to post it and the others.

This time, I'm interviewing Mr. Kazuto Yamaki, the CEO and driving force behind Sigma,…

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Sigma Q&A: Why the 24-70 DG DN is *such* a good deal, why FLD glass is tricky, and (much) more…


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This is the fourth and final interview of a series I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. (Here are links for my other interviews with Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm from that trip.) Between the COVID situation, the sale of IR, and a number of other lingering content projects I needed to finish, I'm only just now managing to post it and the others.

This time, I'm interviewing Mr. Kazuto Yamaki, the CEO and driving force behind Sigma,…

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Fujifilm introduces Instax Square SQ1 instant camera and 2 new Instax Square instant film types


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Fujifilm has introduced the new analog Instax Square SQ1 Instant camera. The new instant camera captures Instax Square format instant prints that are 1.5 times the size of prints from the Instax Mini line.

The Instax Square SQ1 camera has a minimalist design and includes features such as automatic exposure and one-touch selfie mode. Of the Instax Square SQ1, Manny Almeida, Fujifilm North America's president of the Imaging Division, says, 'Instax Square SQ1 combines everything our users love about the Instax Mini's cool, modern…

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Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S


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Our friends at Nikon are at it once again, this time with not one but two exciting new lenses for their ever-growing Z-mount system. Meet the Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which is super-bright and aimed at those of you demanding the highest possible image quality, and the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which will no doubt appeal to anyone needing a super-wide yet lightweight zoom that even allows for both front and rear filters.

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Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S


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Our friends at Nikon are at it once again, this time with not one but two exciting new lenses for their ever-growing Z-mount system. Meet the Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which is super-bright and aimed at those of you demanding the highest possible image quality, and the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which will no doubt appeal to anyone needing a super-wide yet lightweight zoom that even allows for both front and rear filters.

Nikon is closing in on a total of 24 lenses for the Z-mount by 2021, as this relatively new line becomes fully filled Continue reading “Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S”

Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S


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Our friends at Nikon are at it once again, this time with not one but two exciting new lenses for their ever-growing Z-mount system. Meet the Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which is super-bright and aimed at those of you demanding the highest possible image quality, and the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which will no doubt appeal to anyone needing a super-wide yet lightweight zoom that even allows for both front and rear filters.

Nikon is closing in on a total of 24 lenses for the Z-mount by 2021, as this relatively new line becomes fully filled Continue reading “Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S”

Sony launches new full-frame line with Alpha 7C, their smallest and lightest full frame ILC to date


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Click here to read our Sony A7C preview

Sony has announced a new model line in its full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the Sony Alpha 7C. The A7C is Sony's smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens camera to date*. The A7C is about 20% smaller and lighter than the Sony A7 III and is approximately the same size as Sony's APS-C A6600.

*[Editor's update: We initially reported per Sony's press release that this camera is the “world's smallest & lightest full frame interchangeable lens camera.” However, thanks to a…

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Lensrentals takes apart the Canon EOS R5: Robust sealing may pose a challenge for escaping heat


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Late last month, Lensrentals dismantled a Fujifilm GFX 100 after it had an ill-fated encounter with saltwater. Lensrentals is back with another camera teardown, this time it's the Canon EOS R5 on the operating table. Better still, unlike the GFX 100, the EOS R5 is in fine working order.

The first step is removing the battery door and getting into the bottom of the camera. The battery door is typically an area where water can work its way into the camera, which as we saw with the GFX 100 teardown can very quickly have devastating…

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Lensrentals takes apart the Canon EOS R5: Robust sealing may pose a challenge for escaping heat


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Late last month, Lensrentals dismantled a Fujifilm GFX 100 after it had an ill-fated encounter with saltwater. Lensrentals is back with another camera teardown, this time it's the Canon EOS R5 on the operating table. Better still, unlike the GFX 100, the EOS R5 is in fine working order.

The first step is removing the battery door and getting into the bottom of the camera. The battery door is typically an area where water can work its way into the camera, which as we saw with the GFX 100 teardown can very quickly have devastating…

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