If the Fujifilm X-H2 Ever Sees the Light of Day, This Is What it Will Need

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The Fujifilm X-H2 (if it ever goes into production) will be well received by the Fujifilm faithful, but it will need to pack quite a punch to get one over on other cameras.

When it was launched by Fujifilm in early 2018, the Fujifilm X-H1 was an exciting camera and quickly became the Fujifilm Flagship. As great as the X-H1 was, it was quickly overshadowed by the Fujifilm X-T3 with its sleeker retro looks and a more powerful sensor. There have been rumblings lately that Fujifilm may or may not release a follow up to the X-H1. If they do, though, the X-H2 will need to be something quite special. Join us after the break to see what we think the Fujifilm X-H2 will need to make an impact. Continue reading…

Why the High Res Canon EOS R Needs to Be the Stuff of Legends

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If Canon wants to win back the trust of their faithful, the next Canon EOS R camera needs to be something special.

We all know Canon needs to produce something special when it comes to their next Mirrorless camera; they are falling so far behind the competition. The Canon EOS R was already outdated when it launched in October of 2018. The Canon EOS R was using a four-year-old sensor, it only had one card slot, and its video features were severely crippled. It’s a good camera, but not a great one. For Canon to get back to their glory days, they need to show the world what they are capable of. And if recent speculation about the specs of their Next EOS R camera is correct, they may have something special on their hands. Find out more about what might be in store for Canon fans after the break. Continue reading…

Good News! Autofocus on the Panasonic S1R Doesn’t Suck Anymore

The Panasonic S1R’s autofocus has really improved thanks to new firmware, but it’s still not class-leading.

With all the latest and more affordable entries in the L mount alliance similar to the Panasonic S1R, the system is starting to look more attractive. The photographers who still like mammoth DSLR-like cameras are going to be very happy with the Panasonic S1R’s latest firmware update. The update is best done on a PC vs a Mac, and when you’re done you’ll be rewarded with autofocus that’s going to astound you. This is in comparison to the previous autofocus performance. The Panasonic S1R wasn’t going to win any awards when it came to autofocus performance; it’s still not going to if we’re being completely honest. But the performance improvement is synonymous to the way Fujifilm X Pro 1 and Canon EOS R users felt after a few critical firmware updates improved their cameras. In good lighting and low lighting, the autofocus performance is faster, but it’s still not perfect.

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Traditions Depicted in Photography History

Looking to get your fill of inspiring and informative exhibits? The ongoing photo exhibit at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego could be in order.

As with all forms of art, going to galleries and museums is one of the best ways to view the most iconic photographs in history. An ongoing exhibit at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) promises to bring exactly this experience by highlighting some of the most notable works, from the early days of the medium to the best of contemporary photography. If you’re in San Diego in the coming months, you might want to squeeze in a trip to this photo exhibit.

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Sigma’s Potential RF Mount Lenses Deserve Better Canon Cameras

Canon needs to up their camera game. Otherwise, there will be tons of quality RF mount lenses with cameras that can’t make the most of them.

It seems to have taken a while for Sigma to say they will be supporting Canon in their Mirrorless adventure. Usually, Sigma is the first to announce their intent when a new system hits the market, but perhaps they have been waiting to see just how serious Canon is about the new platform. Canon has signaled their intent by releasing some of the most beautiful lenses around, but their camera game sucks. Perhaps Sigma knows something we don’t as they apparently have a roadmap for RF mount lenses in 2020. Let’s talk about this after the break. Continue reading…

Panasonic Quitting Sensor Making Isn’t Totally Good for the Industry

Sony’s camera sensor business is now in a position that will make them unstoppable, and that’s not good for anyone.

Sony’s plans for world domination took another step forward yesterday thanks to Panasonic deciding to jump from it’s sinking semi-conductor (camera sensor) making ship. Sony has been making sensors for a large portion of camera manufacturers and, their sensors power millions of smartphone cameras too. For Sony, this is great, but we can’t help but wonder, is Sony’s grip on everything related to cameras becoming just a little bit too tight? Let’s talk about this after the break. Continue reading…

The Profoto Connect Mobile Flash Trigger Finally Comes to Android

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The Profoto Connect should make life easier for Android users who own AirTTL Profoto lights.

It seems Android users always play second fiddle to iPhone users when it comes to photography accessories that can be controlled via our phones. This happens because there are many variations of Android phones and thus subtle software tweaks that developers have to account for. Still, the fine folks over at Profoto have figured out a way to bring their Profoto Connect flash trigger to Android devices. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

The New 2020 Olympus Lens Roadmap Just Hit and It’s Looking Good

The Olympus Lens Roadmap will bring a feeling of calm to those who use M4/3 cameras.

Olympus has been in the news a lot lately for all the wrong reasons. But today, we’re excited to say there’s some good news on the horizon for the company and for photographers who use Micro Four-Thirds cameras. A new Olympus lens roadmap for 2020 has just been released by the company, and it looks as though they are making good on their promise of releasing three new lenses a year. Join us after the break to find out more about the lenses and just what is in store for Olympus fans have in the coming year.

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EPSON Pano Awards 2019 Sees First Female Photographer Winner

This year’s EPSON International Pano Awards celebrates a decade of recognizing the excellence of panoramic photographers worldwide, and the competition’s first female Photographer of the Year.

The EPSON International Pano Awards, the world’s biggest competition for panoramic photography, celebrates two important milestones this year: its 10th year of putting the spotlight on outstanding panoramic photographers around the world, and the first female photographer to bag the top spot in the competition. If you’d like to get into panoramic photography and be inspired by impressive work, the winning snaps are worth a look.

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Watch This Fun ONE INSTANT “How To” Guide Before You Shoot!

Whether you’re expecting your ONE INSTANT pack film to arrive anytime soon, or it’s already in your hands, make sure you watch this fun how-to guide before you shoot!

Some of you lucky recipients of the “First Run” of ONE INSTANT pack film may already be out having fun and shooting with this landmark instant film. Others with “Early Bird” orders will have theirs soon, and we can just imagine how excited everyone is. To help make sure you make the most out of their pack film, the folks of SUPERSENSE put together a fun and informative instructional video with some important things to know before opening that precious box of instant goodness.

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Olympus Shuts Down the Circus and Ends the Speculation

The constant merry-go-round of ifs, buts, and maybes put Olympus in poor light, but the nonsense has finally stopped.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard all of the speculation surrounding Olympus and its camera division. Depending on who or what you believed, Olympus was either about to flourish or sink without a trace. Soon, a circus descended on the Olympus HQ, and there was widespread confusion about the future of the company. It seemed as though not even top officials knew what was going on, but now we know that Olympus is here to stay thanks to an official statement finally released. After the break, we will take a look at the circus that unfolded over the week, and just what other camera companies can learn from this debacle. Continue reading…

This Is Why Sony Got 42.5% of the Mirrorless Camera Market in 2018

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Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Co. had better up their game if they want to claim more of the camera market.

As 2019 draws to an end, one thing is for sure – Sony’s dominance in the camera market is alive and well. Just how the camera market will break down for 2019, nobody will know for a while, but we now know who the king of the castle was in 2018. It’s no surprise that it was Sony, and there’s been nothing to suggest that will change for 2019 either. Perhaps the biggest shock is just how much they are dominating others in the market. Join us after the break to see the camera market breakdown for 2018 and to explore what we think other manufacturers need to do to catch up to the steam roller that is Sony. Continue reading…

Double Rope Strap Is the Latest in COOPH x Leica Collaboration

Need a fancy new strap for your Leica? COOPH just dropped their latest camera strap especially made for your precious camera!

If you loved the classic Leica Rope Strap by COOPH but wish it would come in a more comfortable width for your hefty cameras, today’s the day they make it happen for you. The latest to join their camera collection is the Double Rope Strap that was made from their collaboration with iconic German camera maker Leica. As its name suggests, this new offering is constructed using two lengths of repurposed climbing rope for a broader, more comfortable strap. It’s a subtle tweak to the usual rope strap design many photographers have come to prefer when it comes to camera straps, but it’s geared to make a difference, especially for lugging around heavier cameras.

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A Giant Portable Camera Obscura Is Setting Up in Seoul Soon

If you’re in Seoul in the coming days, keep an eye out for this giant camera obscura project setting up soon!

We’ve seen a fair number of cool camera obscura projects in the past, and we’re glad to add one more to the list. Seoul-based Justin Lovett recently decided to build a giant, portable camera obscura using a tent and some blackout curtain fabric. Projects like this are fun ways to learn about photography and how a camera works in its simplest form, so if you’re curious about how you can build one yourself, you might get some ideas from the videos documenting this project! If you’ll be in the South Korean capital in the coming days as well, you may even see this tent-camera in action!

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The Limited Edition Leitz Wetzlar Leica M Monochrom Will Be Very Rare

If you want a limited-edition Leica M Monochrom, you had better act fast as only a handful will be made.

As we all know, Leica makes genuinely great cameras. One that stands out from the crowd and has gained a cult following is the Leica M Monochrom. This M series camera is unique: it has a Monochrome sensor in place of a regular color sensor. Now, Leica has confirmed they have made a limited edition Leitz Wetzlar version of this camera that is dedicated to 150 years of Leica heritage. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

KONO! Announces New Limited Edition ROTWILD No2 Redscale Film

Looking for a new experimental emulsion to shoot your next project with? ROTWILD No2, the latest KONO! release could be a fun and fiery film to try.

Attention, film photographers! KONO! is ending 2019 with a bang; they just dropped a new, vibrant film for all you lovers of fun and funky emulsions. If you’ve ever been curious about trying out the redscale look but have no idea how to make one yourself, this is an option you might want to consider. The new ROTWILD No2 film joins the KONO! Classic Film lineup and is the second iteration of the ROTWILD ISO 400 redscale film. If you’ve been waiting for the ROTWILD ISO 400 to restock, you can grab this instead.

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Canon Keeps Making Fantastic Lenses That Go on Mediocre Cameras

Canon continues to push the envelope with its RF Mount lenses, but they need more cameras that can make the most of them.

Canon is really going to town with lenses for its new RF mount. Since the launch of the Canon EOS R and the EOS RP, we have seen quite a few RF Mount lenses either teased or released, and we have seen a fair few that have had patents filed for them. Today we have found out that three more RF Mount lenses (an 18mm f1.0, an 18mm f1.2, and a 25mm f1.2) have had patents filed for them. These three ultra-wide, ultra-fast lenses certainly push the boundaries in terms of what’s possible with the RF Mount, but here we are a year later with just three middle of the road EOS R cameras. What game is Canon playing? Let’s talk about this after the break. Continue reading…

If Olympus Closes Its Doors, It Will Be a Wakeup Call to the Industry

We know Olympus said that the rumors aren’t true, but we think this is something we need to think about with one of the big manufacturers.

It seems we can’t go a single day without hearing one of the major camera companies is in such bad shape that they are thinking of closing their doors forever. The company in question this time is Olympus. The iconic company that just celebrated 100 years in the industry is apparently in such a financial mire that the writing may be on the wall for them. If this does happen, it will send shockwaves through the industry. It was confirmed by Photofocus that this rumor is untrue, but with everyone’s sales down it seems inevitable that someone will fall.

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The Sensor in The Sony A7R IV Is Outperformed by Its Older Sibling

The sensor in the Sony A7R IV has been through tough tests at DXOMARK, and it came through with flying colors.

If you’ve been thinking about buying the Sony A7R IV, but wanting to see the real-world reviews like the ones we do, as well as lab tests like the ones DXOMARK performs, then today is your lucky day. DXOMARK has announced that testing on the sensor found in Sony’s latest Megapixel monster is complete. Where does the Sony A7R IV land in their league table? Find out after the break. Continue reading…

The New Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro Lens Costs Only $429

Kenko Tokina just dropped their latest offering for Full Frame Canon and Nikon DSLR users looking for a versatile macro telephoto lens.

Japanese premium camera accessories manufacturer Kenko Tokina has just announced the release of the new Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens, which promises unparalleled versatility for Full Frame Canon and Nikon DSLR users. If you’re looking for a macro lens that will provide close-focusing capabilities and life-sized reproduction, this could be a new option worth checking out.

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The New Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Will Cost $1,099 in December

Now that the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 has a price, you’ll know how long to shake the couch down for the extra pennies hiding under the cushions.

Last week Sigma announced they would be releasing a new 24-70mm f2.8 DG DN Art lens. While the press release was chock full of details and specs on the lens, the price and any potential release date were mysteriously missing. Following another announcement from Sigma today, this new lens won’t, in fact, be free and you’ll have to wait until December to get your hands on it. Join us after the break for pricing and release details. Continue reading…