Hasselblad has introduced a cable release for its X1D medium format rangefinder-style camera alongside a new USB double battery charger. The Release Cord X is 90cm/36in long and triggers the shutter in single shot and continuous modes, and controls the camera via its microphone socket.
Dual slots on the Battery Charging Hub allow for two batteries to be charged simultaneously and for the camera to be powered via the USB C connector. The hub can be plugged into the AC power supply to charge batteries and the camera, or it can be fed from a portable power bank. The hub
A screenshot of illustrated portraits shared on IBM’s Diversity in Faces dataset website.
Earlier this week, Flickr started taking heat across the web after it was specifically mentioned in a report from NBC News that took a deep dive into the ‘dirty little secret’ of using Creative Commons images to help train facial recognition algorithms.
Samyang has announced the AF 85mm F1.4 FE, an autofocus prime lens designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The 85mm F1.4 FE is Samyang’s sixth autofocus lens for Sony full-frame cameras since first unveiling a pair back in 2016. Powering the autofocus is Samyang’s Dual Linear Sonic Motor (DLSM) that uses ultrasonic vibrations to drive the focusing mechanism.
Photoshop Training Channel on YouTube has published a video detailing 15 useful, relatively unknown Photoshop keyboard shortcuts for power users. Unlike many similar videos, this channel’s video digs into actually useful shortcuts that many users are unlikely to know, including how to resize and rotate cloned content using keyboard keys, improving Puppet Warp tool control, and more.
Twitter has announced a change to its iOS app in an apparent move to encourage the tweeting of photos. The in-app camera has received a redesign and can now be opened by simply swiping left from your Twitter timeline screen.
Once the camera has opened you can tap on the virtual shutter button to capture a still image or hold down to record video. There is also quick access to Twitter’s livestreaming feature. Location information and captions are overlaid onto photos and videos captured within the app and you can choose from a range of overlay colors.
Cinema lens manufacturer SLR Magic has announced it will offer all of its existing MicroPrime range in the Fujifilm X mount. Designed for full frame sensors, the lenses will attract a 1.5x angle of view shift when fitted on the APS-C Fujifilm X cameras, but the addition of a new 12mm T2.8 aims to provide a good wide angle so Fujifilm users don’t miss out.
In February, the CompactFlash Association announced the CFexpress 2.0 specification, a follow-up to the CFexpress 1.0 specification first revealed in late 2016. The new 2.0 spec update brings two more form factors to CFexpress, both targeting industrial and professional imaging markets, according to the association. The two new form factors join the original, ushering in Type A, Type B and Type C cards.
Lensbaby has released Edge 35mm Optic, a new wide angle tilt lens for its Optic Swap system.
The lens, which works in conjunction with the Lensbaby composer Pro or Composer Pro II, can be mounted to Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X and Micro Four-Third systems. It is the third selective focus lens in Lensbaby’s Optic Swap lineup, rounding out the existing 50mm and 80mm options.
The lens features an aperture range of F3.5-F22 and a minimum focusing distance of 18cm / 7in. It has an eight blade aperture diaphragm and can tilt 15 degrees. Lensbaby
Sigma has released new firmware updates for a number of its Canon EF mount lenses as well as its Canon EF-E converter and a single Nikon F mount lens.
For the Canon EF mount lens included in the update, the firmware mainly addresses compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction feature to ensure corrections match the characteristics of each lens and errors don’t appear when the feature is enabled.
We’ve added the Fujifilm X-T30 and Sony a6400 to our ‘Best Cameras under $1000’ buying guide. Both of these cameras offer a lot of bang for your buck, with impressive stills and video capabilities for $900 body only.
While we’re yet to publish our full reviews of these cameras, we’ve added our initial impressions on both cameras in this updated guide. Look for our final reviews of both cameras in the near future.
Facebook and its accompanying platform of applications — including Instagram — have been and continue to be down for a number of users around the globe today.
Both Facebook and Instagram load normally for users, but neither platform appears to be updating feeds properly and also won’t allow users to post. DPReview tested its accounts and can confirm both Facebook and Instagram were having issues at the time of writing and posting this article.
Facebook has addressed the issue, ironically enough, on Twitter, saying:
Think Tank Photo has unveiled its new Vision series of shoulder bags, including the Vision 10, Vision 13 and Vision 15. The new line is designed to accommodate mirrorless and DSLR cameras alongside ‘pro-sized’ lenses and lens hoods, according to the company. The bags feature a padded divider system that can be customized to meet individual needs, as well as pockets for tablets and laptops.
The Vision 10 bag is the smallest of the series, offering enough interior space for a single standard-size camera body with either a short zoom or wide lens attached alongside another lens or two and
OPPO has been talking about its 10x periscope smartphone zoom lens for what seems like an eternity but now we are finally seeing some action after all the talk. The Chinese brand will be launching its new OPPO Reno line of devices on the 10th of April and has been teasing some information ahead of the event.
Insta360 has launched EVO, a cube-style camera that shoots 360-degree and stereoscopic 3D 180-degree video footage and stills thanks to its unique folding design.
The camera features the same 5.7K video resolution and 18-megapixel still resolution as the Insta360 One X, as well as Insta360’s six-axis FlowState stabilization technology. In fact, the camera as a whole has similar specs to the One X as a whole, including F2.2 apertures on both lenses, various exposure modes in video and stills, Bluetooth 4.0, 5Ghz Wi-Fi and a microSD card slot with a maximum storage of 128GB.
Fed up with winter and packing for a trip somewhere warm? We’ve updated our waterproof camera buying guide so you can be sure your scuba selfies look their best.
The Ricoh WG-50 and Fujifilm FinePix XP130 have been removed to make way for their successors – the WG-60 and XP140 – and Ricoh’s step-up WG-6 model has also been added. Our top recommendations, however, have not changed; we still think that the Olympus TG-5 is the best of the bunch.
Initial reviews of RED’s Hydrogen One smartphone weren’t too favorable but at the time of the device launch one important component of the Hydrogen One eco-system had not been available yet: additional modules that would attach to the back of the device via pogo pins and offer expanded user experiences and features, such as extra battery life, additional storage space, and most importantly, a camera module with lens mount.
However, it now looks like we might have been waiting for the release of those modules in vain as RED has quietly removed all mention of them from its website. This
Last month, UK officials announced plans to extend the no-fly zone around airports from the current radius of 1km / 0.6mi to 5km / 3mi. The change is in response to the Christmas 2018 Gatwick airport drone incident, during which time more than 140,000 passengers were impacted and more than 1,000 flights were disrupted. The change will go into effect tomorrow, March 13, 2019.
Though the precise threat small drones present to large aircraft remains unknown, a growing body of evidence suggests a mid-air collision between the two could potentially be catastrophic. No-fly zones aim to prevent these
You would think Huawei would’ve learned its lesson by now, but apparently not. Yet again, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has been caught suggesting DSLR photos were images taken with its upcoming P30 and P30 Pro smartphones in an advertisement.
In both 2016and2018, Huawei was caught trying to do the same thing by passing off a DSLR photos as images captured with its P9 and Nova 3 smartphones, respectively.
This time, Hauwei shared a collection of advertisements, seen above, on its Weibo social media account to promote the launch of its upcoming