Survey Says: Smartphone Users Want Better Lens and Improved Zoom

September 12 was a highly anticipated day for two things: first, Apple announced its next generation of iPhones; and second, the Mobile World Congress Americas debut a three-day conference. In light of these two events, it has become even more fitting to take a closer look at the seemingly blurring line between photography and smartphone technology. With professional photographers and photography enthusiasts owning a smartphone that doubles as their everyday camera, what does photography in the age of iPhone tell us?

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Sony Expands Their PRO Support Organization To Meet Demands of Professionals

One area where Canon and Nikon always had a leg up on the most of the mirrorless brands was in their professional support divisions. These allowed pros to get priority services and support, as well as special access to deals, discounts, and events. Many mirrorless companies have launched similar programs in recent years, with varying levels of success. Today Sony has announced some updates to their PRO system which will no doubt make Sony Professionals happy. Continue reading…

Memorywall Transforms Your Wall into A Dynamic Photo Display

If you’re looking for an eye-catching way to display your photos but the usual frame won’t do, Memorywall may be the creative solution that could do the trick for you. The fun frame promises to bring any wall to life with their dynamic frames that you can maneuver into any shape you want for a 3D effect.

Memorywall is an interactive display frame which is comprised of a base and four square picture mounts. The picture mounts are held by extendable arms which can be adjusted at different angles and heights. You can create a display as big as you want, as you can connect multiple bases to cover any wall or surface area. According to the makers of Memorywall, this can get really addicting since the bigger your display, the more dramatic it looks.

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Sony’s New RX10 IV Is Their Most Advanced Fixed Lens Camera Yet

Today was a big day in the Apple world, but here in photography land, Sony had some big announcements of their own to make – including their brand new RX10 IV. In case you are not up to speed, Sony’s RX10 line has long been an advanced ‘bridge camera’ with professional quality and features, but with a fixed zoom lens. This latest model continues that trend but brings with it some big upgrades. Continue reading…

Barber Shop Bags New Popart Quiff Doctor Bag May Be The Camera Bag You Need

There has surely been a new trend with photography bags that includes doctor style briefcase/messenger bags, and so the latest offering from Barber Shop Bags may be of interest to the fashionable photogs out there. Are you a photographer who constantly needs to carry a large kit with you…multiple cameras and lenses for each, as well as other accessories and necessities? Finding one bag to carry it all can be a real pain, especially for a fashion forward and stylish photographers. There just aren’t many options that check both boxes. However, this new Doctor Bag ‘Quiff’ from Barber Shop Bags, may be just what you are looking for. Continue reading…

Polaroid is Teasing a Very Big Return to Chemical Based Analog Instant Film Photography Right Now

Polaroid for many years now has been created a poor excuse for Instant Film in the form of Zink paper and prints with options borders, but a recent update from the company is teasing the return to their roots as an analog instant film based company. The Impossible Project has been working for years on resurrecting their film and can only get so far due to environmental standards; and Fujifilm has been the only other big manufacturer of instant film using chemicals and a full process to develop a photo. But earlier this year, one of the owners of the Impossible Project also acquired a large portion of Polaroid. So it was only a matter of time until some sort of return was being talked about–and I didn’t think that we’d be hearing news as early as September 13th, but it seems we are.

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Fujifilm is Finally Getting Air TTL and HSS Support from Profoto

In a move that has been long overdue, Profoto is finally going to provide support for Fujifilm in a big way. In an announcement made today on Profoto’s website, the company will be providing Air TTL and HSS support for Fujifilm’s cameras. This lines up very well with the new firmware updates that are on their way for many of Fujifilm’s cameras that talk about how flash TTL support has been added to strengthen the options from many third party manufacturers. What this means is that Fujifilm Air TTL support is coming not only for the X Pro 2 and the X-T2 but also for the Fujifilm GFX 50s–and that gives it a major advantage over the Hasselblad system and Phase One both.

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