Leica Basically Put Adobe Upright Into Some of Their Cameras

Some of the Leica M Mount cameras will get the new perspective control.

If you’re the owner of certain Leica M cameras, you’re getting a surprise soon! Leica is basically putting Adobe Upright into these cameras. They’re calling it perspective control. That less distortion when you mount your 21mm f1.4 Summilux on the camera. Specifically, this is coming to the Leica M10R, Leica M10P, and Leica M10 Monochrom. Why these cameras specifically? It’s all in how it works.

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Why the New Leica 50mm f1.2 Noctilux is Such an Important Lens

The Leica 50mm f1.2 Noctilux is a reissue of the classic vintage offering from Leica that was super hard to make.

Good news: the Leica 50mm f1.2 Noctilux is back! Today the company is announcing a reissue of the classic and much-loved lens. That, and the original is incredibly hard to get your hands on. The cool thing about the luxury world and the vintage world is that everyone is on the hunt. How many folks on eBay snipe the Contax T2? It’s why Rolex brought back the Submariner in the Tudor Black Bay. It’s also probably why Apple brought back the feel of their older devices. And the Leica 50mm f1.2 Noctilux manages to do a few things that modern lenses don’t.

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How Abhishek Yellapu Found the Perfect Pocket Camera

All images by Abhishek Yellapu. Used with permission.

“The camera really helps focus my energy in a way that is calming yet exciting for me,” explains photographer Abhishek Yellapu to us in an interview. “I took a few long exposure shots (with an ND filter held up to the phone’s camera lenses), and they were pretty impressive, never would have imagined taking decent long exposure shots with a phone camera.” Abhishek isn’t necessarily new to photography. In fact, it’s in his family’s blood. But he’s in love with his Sony Xperia 1 II. As his companion camera, it’s helped him document so many of his fun activities through life.

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Is It Good For Photographers? Lenovo Yoga 9i 15-inch Review

The Lenovo Yoga 9i offers a lot of promise for photographers but falls flat in some ways.

When it was announced, I wondered how the Lenovo Yoga 9i would do for photographers. Like many of you, I still own a 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro. That, for us, was the best laptop you could get your hands on for photography. But we’re now six years later. And PCs have come a long way. Unfortunately, they’re not all still appealing to photographers. The Lenovo Yoga 9i is targeted at both gamers and creatives. Lenovo got a whole lot right about this laptop. But they also did some things that made me not want to use it at all.

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5 Luxurious Camera Bags That Help Keep Things Classy

Carry your gear around (and protect it) in style with these luxurious camera bags.

There are lots of camera bags on the market that offer various levels of fit and finish. We published a roundup of quality, affordable camera bags not too long ago. Today, though, we’re going to focus on luxurious camera bags that will not only look fantastic with whatever you wear, they’ll also protect your cameras and lenses too. So, if you’re a photographer who likes the finer things in life and you love the feel and smell of leather, these luxurious camera bags could be for you. We’ve rounded up options that range in price from under $250 to over $400. Check out our top picks for luxurious camera bags after the break.

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You Need to Hold This! Fujifilm GFX 100S First Impressions

Holding the Fujifilm GFX 100S gave me a lot of hope for the future of cameras.

Cameras these days are boring. Well, most of them are at least. Everyone is making a good camera. But few are exceptional. In the little time I’ve used it, the Fujifilm GFX 100S seems exceptional. In fact, it’s the first camera I’ve held in a long time to get me excited. Think of it as the big brother to the Fujifilm XH1. If you took that camera, made it medium format, a bit bigger, and changed a few things, this would be it. Fujifilm took their prized winning 100MP GF format sensor and stuffed it into here. Plus, they’re giving us the new Nostalgic Negative film simulation. What’s most impressive, though, is the autofocus. All of this for under the cost of the Sony a1. But of course, those are different cameras. But the Fujifilm GFX100s is showing me that medium format is truly their future.

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Meet The New Compact Camera Combo from Fujifilm!

The Fujifilm 27mm f2.8 R WR will pair well with the Fujifilm X-E4.

The new carry-combo for photographers may be what Fujifilm is announcing today. The company put forth their new Fujifilm XE4 and their 27mm f2.8 R WR. The latter is a refresh on the much-adored pancake lens from the company. And the XE4 is a refresh on a model that honestly we didn’t care much more. But if you want the rangefinder-style body at a lower price, then it’s what you reach for.

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It’s Great: Fujifilm 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR First impressions

The Fujifilm 70-300mm packs big performance into a compact body.

The Fujifilm 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 is a great lens. Still, when I was invested in the system, that lens always left me wanting just a little bit more. A little more reach. More sharpness. A little more, well, everything. I think many photographers felt the same way. Well, good news, people. Fujifilm has just announced the new Fujifilm 70-300mm f4-5.6 R LM OIS WR. Yes, it has a mouthful of a name, but it also packs more reach, weather-sealing, image stabilization, and more. Over the last week, I’ve been able to put a pre-production version of the new lens to the test in multiple situations. Will it do enough to make hobbyist birders and wildlife photographers drop $799.95 on it when it launches in March? Read our first impressions and see if this could be the X mount telephoto lens for you.

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Fujifilm’s New GFX100S and GF80mm F1.7 Are Stunners!

The GFX100S is smaller than the GFX50S, has double the Megapixels, and has dual IBIS tech for $5,999.

Fujifilm has revolutionized the Medium Format market. There are no two ways about that. Since the introduction of the original GFX50, Fujifilm has taken several giant strides forward with its Medium Format tech. Today, Fujifilm continues with its mission by announcing the 102 Megapixel GFX100S. On top of this new camera, Fujifilm has also announced a new lens – the GF 80mm f1.7 R WR, which is now the fastest Medium Format lens on the market. To top it off, these two new products’ prices are inching ever closer to Full-Frame territory. Find out all of the juicy deets about these new Fujifilm products after the break.

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Printing Your Images and Making Them Look Good In Your Home Is Easy

Everybody deserves to see their images printed and hung in their home, and FUJIFILM Wonder Photo Shop can help make that happen affordably.

The digital age has brought the world of photography many wonderful things. The instant gratification of seeing our images on the back of our cameras and being able to share images online in a snap are both great. Unfortunately, though, the digital times have seen us step further away from printing our images, and that’s a huge shame. Honestly, there’s nothing better than seeing your images in physical form. The great news is that now, it’s easier than ever to get your images printed and looking their best in your home, thanks to FUJIFILM Wonder Photo Shop. And we’re here to help you get your images print-ready.

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The Sony a1 is Doing Something Completely Different

The new Sony A1 seems like a serious camera for the pros who need it!

I was waiting for a day like this. For a long time, I never thought that companies could make a 50MP camera that can shoot at 30 fps. But the new Sony a1 is smashing that idea. Today the company announced the majorly innovative camera. In many ways, it’s a response to the Canon EOS R5 that blew us away last year. There’s a 50 Megapixel full frame sensor. It can shoot 8k video at 30p. It can shoot 50 megapixel images at 30 frames a second. More details are below.

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7 Things That the Photography World Needs Transparency On

I have so many feelings about transparency in the photography world that have built up, and I need to get it out.

If you’re not one yourself, there are tons of photographers who aren’t transparent with the people they work with. It’s a wound that runs deep, turns into a scar, and affects you for the rest of your life in some way. And I think that honesty is the best policy. In a world of influencers, shady models/agents, and Instagram algorithms, we need to be upfront with one another. Once you’re found out to be a sham, it won’t look good for you. And it’s rampant in every part of the industry. This blog post is one that’s going to address it in a few areas of the photography world. But there’s a lot to talk about.

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This Phone Does Street Photography The Justice It’s Needed

Street photography has really needed a more serious smartphone, and the Sony Xperia 1 II is just the item.

Street photography is one of the best ways for people to explore their city. When you’re traveling, it can help you understand what’s going on around you. And the Sony Xperia 1 II does that better than other phones. Sony created the phone from the ground up for the photography experience. Of any that we’ve used on the market, this one has surprised us the most. If you shoot street photography, then pay attention to this.

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3 Helpful Tips on Using a 50mm Lens on an APS-C Camera

The nifty 50 lens is wonderful for so many photographers out there.

The 50mm lens is a place where so many photographers start. They get one and figure out if they want to go wider, longer, or use a zoom. Most folks opt for APS-C cameras for a cost savings benefit. And if you’re going for one of those, then you’ll probably reach for a 50mm lens. So we’ve come up with a few tips to remember when shooting with a 50mm lens on an APS-C camera.

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Stay Inside With A Great Photography Book and Learn This Winter

It’s cold outside, and there’s a pandemic, so just stay inside with a good photography book and look cool in photography inspired tee.

With so much social distancing going on and being generally unsafe to be out and about, there’s no better time than now to stay home with a great photography book. You can use this time to learn a new skill. You can even learn more about other photographers. There are tons of great reads out there, and lots are on sale. Learn how to capture great portraits of anyone with Lindsay Adler. Her book is just $23.99. Learn all about stunning digital photography for only $12.34. You can learn more about the history of street photography for $34.95. Grab The Art of Photography: A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression. It’s just $28.99. We’ve also found deals on some hilarious photography tees that will bring a smile to your face. See all the deals after the break.

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How to Get Better High ISO Images from Your Camera and Smartphone

If you’re having trouble shooting photos in low light and getting bad high ISO images, then consider the following.

Since the inception of digital photography, manufacturers have turned high ISO capabilities into a war. It’s typically those weird specks, grain, or discolored images that you see. Getting rid of it arguably started many years ago when Canon introduced the Canon 40D and the Canon 5D. Nikon took it further with the Nikon D300, D3, and the D700. Then everyone else jumped into the game. And as megapixel counts have gone up, the problem with high ISO noise has continued. We’ve compiled our expertise from shooting for over a decade into this one blog post to tell you folks really clearly how you can get better high ISO images.

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Photographer Stefan Panaitescu Has Never Used Photoshop In His Life

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My name is Panaitescu Stefan, and I never used Photoshop in my life. And I’m not even going to give you time to recover from the shock and keep going with it. More than 90% of the pictures I’ve used on my social media, site, published articles, social media features were jpeg edits. Not until recently (September) did I ever use filters, masks, brushes in my pictures, and even though I am starting to use how to learn them, what I post on the internet are still tweaked jpegs.

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How Matthew James Fell in Love With Astrophotography

All images by Matthew James. Used with permission.

Matthew James is a passionate photographer based in the UK. Like many of us, he’s been bored in the pandemic. But he’s found a lot of joy in taking photos. For Matt, all he needs is his Sony Xperia 1 II. Sony has gifted photographers with a smartphone that can do almost everything. With roots in their Alpha camera lineup, it’s a potent tool. In fact, it’s so powerful that Astrophotography is possible with the device.

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How The Prism FX Filters Make Photography Fun Again

In Pro Camera Reviews, we recently discussed our requests from Camera Manufacturers

There’s been something missing from modern photography for a long time. It’s way too sterile. There’s little character. We need life and some sprucing. And that’s why we’re so happy to be playing with the Prism FX lens filters. They basically bring the life back to photography in many ways. And we discussed that in our recent episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

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How to Shoot Photography While Quarantined with the Gear You Have

We’re not going anywhere for a long time, so try these.

We know you’re quarantined for the foreseeable future. But that doesn’t mean you need to put the camera down. Instead, this is a great time to shoot and embrace all the fun you can have with it. Trying something new helps us grow. So we came up with a few photography project ideas on what to do while quarantined. Check this out!

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4 Great Mirrorless Cameras Perfect for Bird and Wildlife Photography

weather-sealed cameras

These Mirrorless cameras are built tough and have tracking capabilities that make them ideal for wildlife photography.

Birding and wildlife photography have both increased in popularity over the last year. The pandemic can be thanked for that. With so many photographers stuck at home, looking outside and capturing wildlife has become a nice way to pass the time and scratch our creative itches. However, birding and wildlife photography is not as easy as you may think. Thankfully, there are now cameras on the market with incredibly sophisticated autofocus systems that can track animals with ease. The best part is that there are cameras available for every budget. After the break, we have rounded up four of our favorite Mirrorless cameras for wildlife photography that will fit into every budget.

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