All articles by Felix Esser
Canon Patent Depicts a Multi-Lens Camera That Can Do Light Field Photography
A new Canon patent depicts a strange camera with a circular lens array that is capable of light field photography, among other things.
The Sony A7S is the new king of low light according to DxOMark. But what about its performance in other categories?
According to Michael Reichmann with The Luminous Landscape, the new Sony A7S has medium format image quality.
DxOMark tests the new Nikon 35mm f1.8 G for full-frame (FX format) DSLRs, which shows impressive performance compared to its f1.4 sibling.
What happens inside a dishwasher stays inside a dishwasher. Or does it? Not anymore, thanks to this new GoPro video.
The Instagram blog “You Did Not Eat That” calls out healthy people posing with unhealthy food for advertising or publicity.
Samsung will reportedly be coming up with a high-end NX-series camera sporting the latest tech, but unfortunately not a full-frame sensor.
Canon has recently announced that it’s manufactured its 100 millionth EF lens. To honor that event, the company talked to its ambassadors about their favorite EF lenses.
In order to concentrate more on light and shapes, set your camera to a monochrome preview so you don’t get distracted by colors.
Thus far, the only advantage to smartphone photography is its go-everywhere nature. One project from a team out of MIT’s Media Lab could change all that.
GoPro cameras are tremendous fun. And so are pogo sticks. Mounting GoPros to pogo sticks is like peanut butter and strawberry jam.
The Impossible Project has been busy re-working its black-and-white instant film for the Polaroid Spectra, and now it’s back again and available for pre-order.
Today we continue our educational series on the Basics of Photography with the letter O for Optics, covering some of the most important terms in that field.
Putting a high-profile brand name on regular items and selling them for a premium is a great way to make money. Hasselblad figured that out a while ago, and now they lend their name to a smartphone camera.
In late-19th century New York City, one Danish immigrant by the name of Jacob Riis set out to give a voice to the underprivileged by documenting their lives through photography.
Fujifilm will reportedly update its XF 35mm f1.4 lens with faster autofocus this month.
Could Sony be preparing a NEX-5 like, sub-$1000 full-frame E-mount camera? A new report claims so.
Instagram has just announced version 6.0 of its photo editing and sharing app, which brings many great improvements.
Phase One introduces a second zoom lens for its 645 digital medium format system, the new Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm f4-5.6 with leaf shutter.
Maike Venzl is a street and urban photographer who shoots black-and-white medium format film almost exclusively.
Sony has been working on a new curved sensor technology that might make its way into the RX2 fixed-lens full-frame compact, including a faster 35mm f1.8 lens.
According to reports, Panasonic may not introduce new G- and GF-series models this year, instead concentrating on its available products.
While Panasonic as a whole is finally making profits again, its photography business continues to struggle.
Fujifilm will reportedly introduce a super-fast 16mm f1.4 wide-angle lens for its X-system later this year, as well as a 140-400mm telephoto and 18-135mm superzoom lens.
Samyang has a teaser for five upcoming lenses on its Facebook page, including the previously reported Canon 35mm f1.4 with AE support.
Diver Ocean Ramsey has made it her task to promote a more positive picture of the great white shark. In a video shared by GoPro, we see her peacefully swim with a member of the species.
Each day Robert “Bob” Kidd, salesman at Foto Care in New York, hands cameras and lenses for testing to his customers. And each day they take pictures of him. Now he started showcasing these pictures on Tumblr, and we talked to him about this unique project.
Schneider-Kreuznach’s Micro Four Thirds lenses might finally arrive for photokina 2014, two years after they were first showcased.
Sony has patented a semi-translucent mirror that can be flipped up like the mirror of a regular DSLR. But we doubt it’ll ever make it into a real product.
After the éclat around American alternative band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus not properly crediting the photographer of an image they shared on Facebook, now also rock band Three Days Grace’s tour manager weighs in on the topic of concert photographers’ copyrights.
What is digital image noise? Where does it come from? And how can it be dealt with?
At the P&I Show in Seoul, South Korea, Samyang presented a new 35mm f1.4 lens for Canon EF-mount sporting electronic contacts. The lens is allegedly going to be announced on April 28th.
According to a patent published by Egami, the successor to the Sony RX100 Mk II could sport a brighter and/or longer lens.
DxOMark has tested the Panasonic/Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds, and has found that it is every bit as good as it is expensive.
Back in 1991, NASA sent one of the first DSLRs, a retrofitted Nikon F3 with a Kodak CCD back, into space. And we have a video that proves it.
Sony Alpha Rumors has received word from an anonymous source that by the end of the year, the Sony’s full-frame E-mount system will comprise 14 dedicated lenses.
Did Canon really just do that? They announced a white edition of the Rebel SL1 camera and its 18-55mm kit lens, albeit apparently only for the European markets.
Panasonic’s 15mm f1.7 isn’t as strong as Olympus’s offering.
According to DxOMark, with the G1 X Mk II Canon has created yet another underwhelming camera.
Google has patented a tiny wearable camera that can be fit into a contact lens. Are Google Contacts going to replace Google Glass soon?
Ricoh announces the new Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera with a 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor.
Canon has patented a rather unspectacular 22-46mm f3.5-5.6 lens for its EOS M mirrorless system. Could it point to a motorized power-zoom with a pancake form factor?
With the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera, instant photography really set off in 1972. LIFE now shares some of the first images that were taken with the camera.
DxOMark has tested the Panasonic GH4, and rates its sensor the highest of all Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The first super-fast 50mm lens for full-frame E-mount, the Mitakon 50mm f0.95, could soon arrive at a reasonable price.
Will Olympus’ next enthusiast’s compact sport a 50mm f1.0 lens? A recent patent suggests so.
Many cameras come with a mode dial that contains various shooting modes. In this episode of our series on the Basics of Photography, we explain what each mode is there for.
NAB is in full swing, and we used the opportunity to do a roundup of 4K gear anounced so far. Interesting stuff is coming from both Blackmagic and JVC.
JVC Kenwood has joined the Micro Four Thirds standard and is currently developing a new 4K camcorder with MFT mount.
The Really Nice Images film presets for Lightroom are an easy way to get the look of film to your digital images.