We chat to Hasselblad's head of sales for Europe about what went into the new X1D II 50C, and what the company has learnt since it entered the digital medium format mirrorless market
June 2019 news and reviews
The Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS is Panasonic's standard zoom and the current kit lens its L-mount cameras. We've been using this lens a lot lately and though it doesn't carry the 'Pro' designation - like Panasonic's other L-mount lenses - it's still a solid performer.
The Digital Holster 150 is a waist holster designed to hold a DSLR and attached super-telephoto or super-telephoto zoom lens. It features a top-loading design with plenty of pockets for lens filters, cleaning clothes and more.
Tamron has announced that its 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras is set to ship in late July for $900. This lens, marketed as an ideal companion to the company's 28-75, is just 9cm (3.9") long and weighs 420g (14.8oz.)
The bulb extensions move the flash bulb forward 32mm (1.25in) to create stronger, more even lighting when used with select light modifiers.
As part of its recently-redesigned Explore page, Instagram has announced it's adding inline advertisements within the featured content.
The system uses a combination of lens, body and electronic stabilization to account for different types of movement.
Have you heard video pros talk about using shutter 'angle' instead of shutter speed? Chris explains what shutter angle is and why it's often more useful than shutter speed for video work.
Shares of quantum dot (QD) specialists Nanoco dropped after reports Apple has decided to stop the development of QD image sensors because the technology was too expensive for mass production.
The second-generation portable motion control system adds USB-C, improved connectivity and more.
The patent details an Apple Watch band with integrated cameras so you could capture photos with a flick of the wrist.
At MWC Shanghai the Chinese manufacturer has revealed a device with the feature and provided more information about the technology.
The Loupedeck+ console can now be used alongside Adobe Camera Raw for Photoshop, adding yet another program to its list of supported apps.
Joshua Gross has meticulously rebuilt an old Polaroid SX-70 and turned it into a digital camera with the help of a Raspberry Pi computer, a fisheye lens, a little bit of wiring and a sizable chunk of programming.
The Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro is a lightweight, versatile lens for Canon's new EOS R system. Promising good close focus capabilities and built-in stabilization, is this the perfect lens for EOS R and RP shooters? Find out in our full review.
Metabones has updated the firmware of select Speed Booster and Smart Adapter units to bring frame rates up to 10 fps to Sony a7 III camera systems.
A month after the the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) sent out an alert stating that drones manufactured in China presented a security risk, DJI has told a Senate subcommittee that the China-based company doesn't collect flight logs and images to send back to the Chinese government.
Fujifilm has issued an advisory after it discovered counterfeit rolls of film bearing the ‘Fujifilm’ brand have been discovered.
A known Samsung leaker claims Samsung engineers informed him the upcoming Note 10 smartphone will feature a ‘three-stage variable aperture.’
The Strobe attaches to any drone, weighs only ten grams and has power for more than two hours of strobe action.
Phase One's new Creative Control Package update for the IQ4 Infinity Platform brings a new Raw capture mode the averages together multiple frames to yield a higher-quality image.
The Panasonic S1 is not only the best-built 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera on the market (though it is heavy), it keeps up with the best of its competitors in most respects. We've reviewed the S1 first, as we felt that this less expensive stills/video model will have broader appeal.
Bye Bye Camera detects and removes all humans from your pictures but is not meant to be a photo tool.
Polish artist Michal Karcz shared a post explaining that 500px requested he no longer post his content on the platform, as his images are photo manipulations, not photography.
Leica's new M-E (Typ 240) replaces the M-E (Typ 220). It comes with updated features and a smaller price, making it a little less painful on the wallet to hop on the Leica bandwagon.
The Wingo Pro is essentially a polycarbonate wing on a 2-meter string that allows you to control the camera's flight and keeps the subject right at the center.
Samsung's Isocell Bright GW1 sensor has been designed to rival the 48MP Quad-Bayer offerings from Sony.
Archivist Dr. Johnathan Burgess has teamed up with fellow archivist Jason Scott to publish nearly 2,400 images captured by an unknown individual at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City.
Looking for a new lens for your camera? Our lens buying guides have recommendations for all kinds of situations, so if you have a Canon/Nikon DSLR or Fujifilm/Sony mirrorless camera, have a look.
It's an official rule for drivers at the Combine Demolition Derby in the tiny town of Lind, Washington, to be aggressive or be disqualified. Not a single driver exhibited any such lack of aggression during a day of flying dirt, flying beer cans, twisted metal and screaming cheers.
Dale Sharpe, an Australian storm-chaser, landscape photographer and Nikon Ambassador has passed away after a tragic roadside accident while in the United States.
Cinema5D is black with part two of its documentary series that shares an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the work Fujifilm has put into developing, engineering and launching its 100-megapixel GFX 100 mirrorless camera system.
The company says it looking into providing ‘new imaging experiences’ with technologies such as artificial intelligence.
The new models are designed to hold DSLRs or larger cameras and long tele lenses.
According to a report from German business newspaper Handelsblatt, Leica is cutting up to 100 jobs from its headquarters and adding up to 40 ’digital experts’ as part of a restructuring plan to help push its smartphone and computational photography technology forward.
Accessory maker Techart has announced the TZE-01, the first autofocus adapter for using Sony E-mount lenses with Nikon's Z series cameras.
The ZenFone 6 flip camera withstands an awful lot of abuse by Zack from the Youtube channel JerryRigEverything.
Rumors have been circulating about a possible Spark 2 drone release from DJI this summer. DroneDJ recently confirmed that the release is now on hold indefinitely.
For the first time ever, Adobe has brought its cloud-based version of Lightroom to Apple's Mac App Store, complete with in-app purchases for renewing 1TB of online storage.
First teased back in February, Voigtländer has shared more technical specs for its 75mm F1.5 Vintage Line lens.
This isn't your average GoPro-style time-lapse camera. The TikeePRO 2+ can record 6K time-lapses from inside a ruggedized box with an integrated solar panel and GPS functionality.
We've re-scored the Nikon Z6 and Z7 to reflect the improved performance and usability offered by the latest firmware updates. We'll be doing more of this in the coming months.
Leica's latest special edition camera is a Leica CL collaboration with French-Italian photographer Jean Pigozzi.
Nikon has made available a firmware update that brings significant improvements to autofocus. But it's continuous Eye AF that's the big headline. Science Editor Rishi Sanyal has given it a go, and finds its performance to be remarkably good... but with some snags.
This AI program can cutout a person or character and create an animated 3D model all from a single still image.
Same body and pixel-count, but the Hasselblad X1D II 50C moves quicker and offers the biggest rear screen in the medium format market – and it costs a lot less than the original.
It's two years late, but worth the wait, according to Hasselblad: the company says that its new XCD 35-75mm zoom is the best lens it has ever made.
Hasselblad will be reintroducing its medium format digital back for the V-system medium format film cameras, and has also announced a new slimline X-series body to go with it.
Olympus has released a major firmware update for its nearly three-year-old OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Many of the additions come straight from the company's flagship E-M1X, so now you can have a camera that shares many of the same features but in a much smaller package.
Olympus has announced a 2X teleconverter designed to be used with its 40-150 F2.8 and 300mm F4 Pro lenses, as well as the 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens currently under development. This weather-sealed teleconverter will be available is available now for $429.
We've got our hands on a nearly final Fujifilm GFX 100 to begin using in earnest, and though it's not yet running final firmware, we couldn't help but put it in front of our studio scene to see what it can do – have a look for yourself.
Lensbaby is known for its interesting lens designs, but its new system is an add-on kit that can make interesting in-camera effects with what Lensbaby refers to as ‘effect wands.’
It shouldn't come as a surprise, but this marks the first time an official has been made regarding the existence of a flagship mirrorless camera designed to compete with Nikon's flagship D4/D5 DSLR series.
Datacolor's new SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio tool suites are designed to be an all-in-one solution to getting the best color in your images and prints.
DJI introduced the Osmo Pocket, a portable, handheld device ideal for vloggers and recreational use, late last year. To slow shutter speed for more cinematic footage, and to reduce glare in photos, these polarizer and neutral density filters can be a great addition.
Dallas Morning News photojournalist Tom Fox was on-scene for a separate assignment when a gunman opened fire at a federal courthouse in Dallas, Texas. Fox captured an incredible image of the gunman
The backpack, which still has 39 days to go on Kickstarter, uses an internal organizer and features an exterior that's weather resistance and uses WANDRD's InfiniteZip system.
The four-and-a-half-minute video explains how Canon's new RF mount affords new possibilities in lens design that ultimately lead to better image quality.
Automation, a new feature within the Shortcuts app of iOS 13, allows for a clever workaround to open third-party camera apps as the default Camera app on the home screen
Users will soon be able to recover a hacked account via in-app functions, without getting in touch with the Instagram security team.
Whether you're headed to the beach or the ski slopes, a rugged, waterproof camera lets you focus on your adventure instead of worrying if the camera will survive. Find out which model is the best-in-class in our waterproof camera buying guide.
The FlexTILT Head 3D is the first product in Edelkrone's new ORTAK lineup, which is specifically designed to piggyback off the growing trend of 3D printing.
State institutions can't be forced to pay for pictures they take from the internet, according to a Texas appeals court.
Chris and Jordan go back to basics in this week's episode, spelling out the meanings of some common photographic terms that newer photographers may not understand.
Watch out Facetune users—Researchers have created an AI program that will detect manipulations made to portraits and reverse the edits.
Investor Daniel Loeb wants the business unit to become a completely independent public company with its own stock listed in the Japanese stock exchange.
National Geographic has unveiled the winning photographs, including the Grand Prize winner of its 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.
The new method applies correction edits locally to faces while leaving the background and other image elements untouched.
Following a call from the Hong Kong Journalist Association, photojournalists and journalists showed up to a Hong Kong Police Force press conference to protest the treatment of journalists during city-wide protests of a controversial extradition bill.
Samsung Portugal used the Galaxy S10+ to capture 943km of Portugal's coastline from out at sea over the course of an eight-day trip.
Operators have a year to prepare for a new set of common drone rules that will transcend borders. Before, remote pilots had to abide by each country in the European Union's specific set of regulations.
Standardizing processes across multiple photographers and saving them time in the studio is the aim of this new, customizable version of Capture One.
While on assignment in Japan, Chris and Jordan had a couple days to shoot with the Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 telephoto lens, which Chris nicknamed 'The Big White Sharp'. To make things more interesting, Jordan filmed this entire episode using the new Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format camera.
Firmware version 2.00 adds Animal Eye AF, support for Sony's RMT-P1BT wireless remote commander and addresses various stability issues.
Apollo Global Management has agreed to acquire Shutterfly for $2.7B and says it plans to merge it with Snapfish, which was also acquired for an undisclosed sum.
Record audio to go with your instax picture and the viewer can play it back via a QR code on the print. Sounds clever!
In an unusual move, Google has revealed its upcoming Pixel 4 phone well ahead of its expected launch in the fall. A larger camera bump featuring at least two rear-facing cameras is visible in the image tweeted by an official Google account.
These small, fast primes aren't cheap, but neither are the cameras you're meant to mount them to.
Shiftcam's Pro line lenses attach to smartphones via dedicated cases or a universal lens mount.
Cinema5D has shared part one of a two-part documentary that dives into the process Fujifilm went through to bring its GFX 100MP medium format mirrorless camera to life.
Canon's EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D is the latest in the company's line of diminutive DSLRs. Despite its compact dimensions and fairly modest price, it has a modern sensor and produces great photographs - find out if it's right for you in our full review.
Bring your passion for photography and help us build the future of DPReview. Read all the details and find out how you can apply to join our team.
Skylum has announced the latest update to Luminar, bringing with it speed improvements and new features for macOS and Windows users.
The 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 APS-C macro lens is available for Canon EOS M, Canon EOS RF, Fujifilm X, MFT, Nikon Z and Sony E mounts.
We sat down recently with Yasuyuki Nagata, head of Sony's global interchangeable lens business, to discuss the company's two new telephoto lenses and Sony's approach to mirrorless product development.
Chris and Jordan, along with Senior Editor Barney Britton, traveled to New York for a hands-on look at Sony's newest super-telephoto lenses: the FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS and the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS. Find out what they think so far, and vote to tell us who shot the best sample images.
Two new full-frame telephoto lenses for the alpha system, two very different target users (and price points). Take a closer look at Sony's newest FE glass.
If Sony's new 600mm F4 is a bit too much lens/cash for you, not to worry, the 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 is here for all your telephoto needs. And what it lacks in terms of a fast constant aperture, it makes up for in it in focal length versatility. See our samples.
Sony has released a pair of super telephoto lenses: the FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS zoom and the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS prime. Both will be available in August for $2000 and $13000, respectively.
Sales data for the fiscal year 2018/19 shows that both unit sales and revenues are in decline for most major manufacturers in the important Japanese market.
Good news for film users - Fujifilm says demand for Acros was such that it will begin production again this year with a new version of the original emulsion. The bad news, though, is that it will initially only be available in Japan.
Photographer Brendan Barry turned New York City's 101 Park Avenue skyscraper into a massive camera obscura to capture incredible images of the NYC skyline.
Sigma says it will update affected lenses with new firmware free of charge to resolve the issue.
The Fujifilm X100F and Ricoh GR III are two very different cameras, but they're broadly aimed at the same audience. We take a detailed look at how they stack up against each other, and who might be better served by each.
The Sony World Photography Awards is adding two new categories for its 2020 competition and has revealed its latest grant recipients.
DJI recently released a 21-second teaser video titled Learn to Win ahead of their latest release, coming this Tuesday, June 11th.
Sony's flagship mobile device packs some powerful imaging features, including a rear triple-cam, Eye AF and 4K HDR video recording. We've been busy getting ourselves acquainted with the still photo capabilities of a prototype model – take a look.
Panasonic’s proprietary DFD (Depth from Defocus) autofocus system has both critics and fans, but Chris and Jordan think the system might have received a bad rap. In this episode they compare DFD to Canon's Dual Pixel autofocus system. Might the results surprise you?
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is reporting that Facebook will reconsider nudity policies following large nude photo shoot near NYC HQ.
Recent social media posts have stated testing for 120 roll film coating will begin this summer.
In FRAMES Chapter 2, we get a BTS look at photographer Jamey Price as he covers the Queen's Cup steeplechase horse race in North Carolina.
Got a hankering to shoot some film? Here are 10 great film camera that are priced right and easy to track down in good working order. From 70's SLR classics to odd-ball 80's compacts, we've found something for everyone.
Apple may have stepped on the toes of Astropad with its Sidecar announcement, but the founders of Astropad say it's not going anywhere and they have a 3.2 update to prove it.
Canon has given its MegaTank printer lineup an incremental improvement that includes a slightly new look and faster print times.
The new version of Profoto's B10 is only a bit bigger and offers 500Ws instead of 250Ws
Software company Serif has released the latest update to its Affinity Photo editing application.
DxO goes head-to-head with Adobe as Nik Collection 2 becomes available as plug-ins for PhotoLab 2.3
Celebrating 40 years of the SP series, Tamron launches what it is calling its finest lens yet.
We've updated our 'best fixed prime lens camera' buying guide, adding the Leica Q2, Fujifilm XF10 and Ricoh GR III. Despite some solid competition, the Fujifilm X100F remains as our top choices in this category.
Windows 10 doesn't come with a way to preview Raw photo files, but a new extension from Microsoft solves the problem.
The monitors/recorders come in 17in, 24in, 31in and 55in sizes and record 4K/60p ProRes RAW out of the box. But a future add-on will allow them to capture 8K/60p ProRes RAW straight from the sensor of compatible cameras.
The amendment would allow photographers, directors, and other to pay 'print shoot employees' their wages on that same timeline, meaning photo shoot crew members will receive their checks on the next regularly scheduled payday like everyone else.
Who said 4K HDR footage needs to come at a cost? Qualcomm's latest mobile platform shows it's possible to capture 4K high dynamic range video with little more than a smartphone.
A portion of the display can temporarily turn transparent in order to let light pass and hit the lens and sensor.
Starting on Friday, the Trump administration will put a new policy in place that will require 'most' U.S. visa applications to provide information regarding their social media accounts.
The lens doesn't officially exist yet, but that hasn't stopped one seller from attempting to make a little dough from what appears to be a prototype version of the yet-to-be-announced zoom lens.
An 8K Canon video camera has been spotted in the wild feeding high resolution footage to the new Pro Display XDR at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
The North Face has faced backlashed after it exploited the crowdsourced nature of Wikipedia to replace photos of various locations with its own images to promote its brand.
Chinese optics manufacturer Vazen announces three anamorphic lenses designed specifically for MFT camera systems.
Apple's new Mac Pro, which can top out with a 28-core CPU and 1.5TB of RAM, starts at $5,999 and its accompanying 32" 6K Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999.
WWDC provided plenty of photo fodder. Apple's iOS 13 operating system gets new tools and features, macOS now natively supports using iPads as secondary displays and the iPad now has its own operating system. We've rounded up the best news from the day into a single summary.
Sony's summer sales event is offering a discount of $1,000 for its flagship a9 mirrorless camera system and thousands of dollars in discounts across its product lineup.
The New York Times shares the story of Jian Liu, a then-20-year-old student who captured the Tiananmen Square protests and their 'bloody aftermath.' The article shares images from 60 rolls of film the Liu has kept hidden from public view since he captured them in the spring of 1989. Do note that some of the images in the feature are graphic in nature.
The Fujifilm GFX 100 we've been shooting with is running firmware that's not quite final, but image quality is unlikely to change significantly in the final version and we're able to share some processed Raw files. One hundred megapixels is really something to behold.
A 56-year-old man has been charged with violating two separate Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) areas by flying over a pair of NFL football games and dropping anti-media leaflets with his drone.
Panasonic has given a rough outline of what its cinema-focused DC-S1H will offer. But you don't have to read too closely between the lines to make some educated guesses about what the camera might offer. Here's what we think...