Canon’s Quad Pixel Could Be the Next Big Thing

One of the hallmarks of Canon cameras is Dual Pixel AF. First introduced on DSLRs at a time when Live View was often faltering autofocus, the technology turns each pixel into two focusing sensors. But, can Canon make the autofocus system that ranks among the best, if not the best, even better? A technology called Quad Pixel Autofocus could be Canon’s next big move. Recent patents have fueled rumors about the technology. But, just this week Canon shared that it was the only company to rank among the top five for the number of U.S. patents filed for 36 years in a row. With 3,022 patents filed in the U.S. last year, there are bound to be some ideas that never lead anywhere. Will Quad Pixel AF be one of them?

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A New Fujifilm Flagship Is Coming. This Is What the Next X Camera Needs

When the Fujifilm X-H1 launched in 2018, it was heralded as Fujifilm’s flagship X Series camera. But, that was five years ago and, since that launch, the X-H1 lost flagship status as cameras like the X-T4 and X-Pro3 arrived with better specs. The years that have passed without an upgrade to the X-H1 — outside of firmware — have Fujifilm fans wondering if an upgraded X-H1 is even in the cards. But, as Fujifilm prepares to celebrate ten years of the X mount series in 2022, the rumors have started up again, with hopes that Fujfilm celebrates double digits with a new flagship.

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The New Fujifilm ISO 200 Film Is Causing a Stir

All of this is a bit odd, for sure. Last December, Fujifilm quietly announced their new Fujifilm 200 ISO film. It received updated packaging, and on the surface seems like a really cool thing. But there have been murmurs on the internet. It was discovered by looking at technical charts that it exhibits a range similar to a, ahem, competing film. So we reached out to Fujifilm to ask what’s going on.

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Dear Fujifilm, Please Make a Beautiful Brass Camera

Dear Fujifilm, I think we can all collectively agree that when it comes to retro ergonomics and modern tech, you’re the undisputed leader. The Fujifilm X Pro 3 gives us all those great rangefinder aesthetics, a titanium body, and a coating that’s difficult to scratch. But why not lean more into it? Why not go back to brass and give us the cameras that we’ll be proud to display for years to come? Just imagine how great a brass camera could be!

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2022 Is the Perfect Time for Film Cameras to Return

Film cameras and film, in general, saw an uptick in sales during the pandemic. (I’m not just saying in 2021, but I’m specifically saying in the pandemic because we’ve been going through two years of this nonsense.) In 2021, The Phoblographer saw sales of lots of film cameras and film through affiliate efforts. But it’s also proving to me that this could be the perfect time for film cameras to return. Why? Well, manufacturers are complaining a lot about global supply chain issues. So why not cut down on the materials needed to create something new? Or better, bring back something old! For this reason, I think 2022 is the best time for film cameras to return.

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Where Have All the Good Point and Shoot Cameras Gone?

It’s really, really sad. The world of good point-and-shoot cameras is pretty much gone. And in 2022, I’d be shocked if it comes back. Though honestly, with the major component issues, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring them back. They’re an affordable way (for the manufacturers) to get more cameras sold. I know tons of photographers that would love a good point-and-shoot camera. I, myself, have many times wished that I had one on me. And the times that I have the most fun testing cameras is when I use good point-and-shoot cameras.

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Goodbye and Good Riddance to the Canon 1Dx Series Cameras

Not long ago, reports circulated around the web that Canon wasn’t going to continue the 1Dx series of cameras. Before that, Canon also said they wouldn’t make any more Canon EF lenses unless there were critical demand. It’s a very indirect way of also saying that they will focus on mirrorless cameras for the future. Good! Goodbye and good riddance to an era of cameras that made things difficult and created false gatekeeping. And most importantly, goodbye to the DSLR.

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Use Our Special Promo Code to Enter the Sony World Photo Awards. Hurry!

Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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The Best Camera? Our Canon EOS R5 Review Has Been Updated

The Canon EOS R5 is, without a doubt, currently one of the most popular cameras for photographers. It has pretty much everything a professional photographer could need. Further, there are lots of great lenses available for it. And in the end of 2021, the Canon EOS R5 received a couple of great updates and support features that made it even more valuable. You can check out our updated Canon EOS R5 review right here. Or you can head below to read some of the new changes.

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The Sony World Photo Awards Open Ends January 7th! Hurry!

Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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What We Want to See in the Sony a7r V. These 7 Things Are Important

If there is one camera that has frustrated me, it’s the Sony a7r IV. In some ways, I felt Sony didn’t go far enough. And in other ways, I felt Sony just missed the boat. To this day, I still adore my Sony a7r III. And with the Sony a7r V probably around the corner, we wanted to go over what we’d like to see in this new camera. I mean, does it need to be all about the megapixels? 

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How To Get the Phoblographer Ad-Free and Just Enjoy Our Content

Longtime readers of the Phoblographer, we sincerely thank you for continuing to be with us. As many of you know, we take the more ethical route often. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve got a lot of banner ads on the site. Those ads helps us pay ethical wages to our staff. But we also know that lots of you hate ads. So a plan has been in the works to deliver an ad-free version of Phoblographer since 2019. But this past month, we realized it. And it’s in our app. You can view the entire website with no banners ads in our brand new app for iOS, iPadOS, and Android. And for $24.99/year, you can have a banner ad-free experience.

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Why Canon Photographers Are Going to Love Capture One 22

Our Capture One 22 review was updated recently. One of the biggest new features for Canon photographers is being able to wirelessly tether with their cameras. Previously, you needed to use EOS utility or some other method. But now, the Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R, and others can connect to your WiFi network and they’ll be recognized by Capture One 22. It’s quite an awesome feature even if the delivery takes double the amount of time Capture One says it will wirelessly. 

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Youth Entry for the Sony World Photo Awards Category Ends Tomorrow!

Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years. We’ve also spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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We’ve Updated Our Canon EOS R Review, and It’s a Beast Now

We’ve just updated our Canon EOS R review after a long time. You can see it here. No, Canon hasn’t given it any major new firmware updates for a little while. But instead, Capture One 22 has given the Canon EOS R a whole lot more usefulness. Indeed, it’s truly now one of the cameras no one should sleep on. What’s more, this is truly insane as it’s nearly the end of the life of the Canon EOS R. But in the end, it works almost as well as the Canon EOS R5 for portrait shooters. And if you like to tether, this is going to be a camera that’s very hard to beat.

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My Theory on Why I Think This Is the End of the Sony a7c

The sad thing about the Sony a7c is that it’s probably my favorite Sony camera: it has the most potential to be exactly what I want from Sony. But as I’ve learned in the past, what I want from camera companies isn’t what the masses want just yet. They all eventually come to want what I and other reviews wish for though. In fact, the Sony a7c is almost a perfect camera. But Sony needed to do more to it to transform this device into something more capable.

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The New Canon EOS R6 Firmware Is Incredibly Impressive

The Canon EOS R6 won my respect with an impressive autofocus system that excels even with fast subjects and tricky lighting. But, that system just got an upgrade. Earlier this month, Canon released firmware 1.5 for the EOS R6, which adds vehicle detection, among other improvements. I downloaded the latest Canon R6 firmware to see how the new features hold up.

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Our Special Discount Code for the Sony World Photo Awards Won’t Last

Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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Our Nikon Z Lens Guide Just Got a Great New Update!

We’ve got great news! If you’re a Nikon Z camera owner or considering a Nikon Z, then we’ve reviewed the majority of the system’s lenses. And you can check out our fully updated Nikon Z lens guide right here! We’re specifically focusing on the full frame lenses in this guide, and we’ve conducted independent reviews on these lenses. As Nikon’s camera system has received firmware updates, it’s gotten better and better. What’s more, they’ve got a few seriously great gems of lenses. Their 40mm f2 is fantastic, and so is their 50mm f1.2 lens! What’s more, they’ve got a full lineup of professional zoom lenses. So if you’re considering the new Nikon Z9, this might be one that you’re going to consider.

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Enter the Sony World Photography Awards With Our Special Perk!

Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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Nikon Thinks Their New Nikon 28-75mm f2.8 Z Lens is Affordable. Is it?

If you look on the market, you’ll see that a few new zoom lenses have been popping up with constant f2.8 apertures. Sigma has a 28-70mm f2.8 that’s seriously lacking weather resistance. The new Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 G2 has a ton of weather resistance for under $1,000 — and received top marks from us. Now, Nikon has their own variant in the form of the new Nikon 28-75mm f2.8 Z. You should note that this isn’t one of Nikon’s S-series lenses, but if it’s anything like the company’s 40mm f2, then we’ll be surprised. At the same time, we wouldn’t call $1,199.95 affordable at all for this sort of lens.

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