Tamron Ditching Sony A-Mount For Sony E and Fuji X Lenses?

This could a fantastic move for Tamron!

Now here is some interesting chatter that cropped up over the weekend! In what shouldn’t really be all that surprising of a move, it is being reported that Tamron will be ceasing their own lens development in regards to the Sony A Mount. Instead, the word is they will be shifting their focus to a couple of other lens mounts. Continue reading…

The Yashica Y35 Digital Camera Could Come With a Metal Body and a Larger Sensor

The Yashica Y35 has been receiving a whole lot of traction and updates as of late, with the team behind the project being very responsive to comments and to backers. But recently, they’ve taken a short break due to some further developments. After announcing their stretch goal of getting the camera’s lens to f2, they also announced in a recent Kickstarter update that the camera may have a metal body and that they’re exploring the possibility of a larger camera sensor. These are some of the things a lot of photographers have been complaining about, and I honestly feel that if the camera had an APS-C or full frame sensor but still used the DigiFilm format then less people would be complaining on the internet about a product they haven’t yet tried.

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I’m Back Gives Old School Film Cameras a Digital Back

I’m Back: A digital camera back for your old school film camera.

A new Kickstarter called I’m Back is finding a way to give old school film cameras new life in the digital world. Not that many of those old film cameras need it, but the ability to shoot digital with the older style film cameras has always been a dream of many photographers. Many attempts weren’t successful, though it seems like this one may be.

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The New Canon Powershot G1X Mk III Boasts an APS-C Sensor and Weather Resistance

The new Canon Powershot G1x Mk III has weather sealing and the same sensor in the M5.

It’s been a very long time since Canon updated their flagship point and shoot camera, but today we’re getting a refresh in the form of the new Canon Powershot G1x Mk III. And believe me, it’s quite the step ahead. The new camera has a 24MP APS-C sensor at its heart as well as what Digital Photo Magazine’s David Schloss tells us is “Drip proof construction.” There is no IP rating on this, but Canon is still calling it weather resistant and they’ve provided images on DPReview. What may be keeping folks away though could be the $1,299 price tag.

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Go For Broke: Telling the Story of Japanese-American WWII Veterans

All images by Shane Sato via Go For Broke on Kickstarter

While war and conflict remain some of today’s most commonly documented and explored topics, there are still a lot of stories that remain untold. Through his fascinating photo book project on Kickstarter, Los Angeles-based photographer Shane Sato wants to tell a wartime story that is probably still unfamiliar to many.

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Sony’s FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Is The Highest Rated Wide Zoom on DXO

The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM may be the one to get!

Say what you will about DxO and their testing methodology, but the fact is that it still provides an interesting metric to compare various lenses that you would not be able to test on your own. So it is notable when a new lens makes it to the pack in its designated category; as is the case today, with the Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM. Continue reading…

New App Makes Posting To Instagram From Your Desktop A Reality

Photographers: What you’re looking for is Windowed

Instagram, the social network of choice for most photographers looking to promote their work, is also the greatest annoyance due to not allowing photographers the ability (mostly) to upload images to the service from a computer. A new app called Windowed is looking to change that, and it’s free. Best of all for most photographers, that doesn’t mean you need to have a Windows machine only to post! Continue reading…