The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art Solves an Issue with Aperture Rings

They’re claiming that the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art is better than the one they made for DSLRs.

If you’re a Sony E mount user, you’ve got a plethora of 85mm lens options. And today, you’re getting another with the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art. According to Sigma, they’ve made it around 1lb lighter and 1 inch smaller than the previous version. As Sigma is a licensed Sony partner, you can also expect the autofocus performance to be as good as it possibly can be. That means this lens will fully realize the Eye-AF and Face detection algorithms that Sony cameras use. Couple this with weather sealing, Sigma’s aluminum/Thermally Stable Composite build combo, and the edge to edge sharpness they’re touting, and it seems to be a winner. All this for $1,199! But they’re also solving an issue many newer photographers have been facing with aperture rings.

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There Isn’t Much Time Left for the Great Outdoors Photography Contest!

HURRY! We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Photograph the Great Outdoors? You Can Win This Great Olympus Set

Got a great photo? We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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EOS R6: Handheld 6 Second Exposures Are Easy After RF Lens Updates

New firmware updates for some RF lenses will help you get more from the IBIS in the EOS R6.

There’s a lot of new tech in Canon’s latest Mirrorless cameras, and one of the most requested new features, the IBIS system, is being put through the wringer so that we can find out just how good it is. Like many others, we are doing IBIS tests with our EOS R6 review unit, and so far, we have seen some pretty good results. But, new firmware updates for some RF lenses promise to make the IBIS system even better. Instead of just breaking the news to you with a short news post, we decided to go one step further and put the IBIS system and some of the lenses with new firmware, which enables dual lens and body stabilization, to the test. Join us after the break to see sample images captured by utilizing the new IBIS system and the lens firmware updates.

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We Handheld the Canon EOS R5 at 105mm for Over a Second

A bunch of lenses got a firmware update today and perform even better with the Canon EOS R5.

I’m a photographer trained to not rely on image stabilization–and I’ve seen that this training has helped so much with my photography. Today, all of Canon’s RF lenses with image stabilization are getting a new firmware update. The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 now work with the internal stabilization systems to produce more steady results. Canon has stated that with specific lenses, you can get up to 8 stops of image stabilization. So if you’re one of those photographers that loads up on too much coffee, can’t control their breathing, or just has shaky hands, you now have a better chance of producing sharp results at slower shutter speeds. And for those of us who do things the old school way, we’re now able to do a whole lot more. We took the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM onto our Brooklyn rooftop to shoot the sunset. Our findings: we’re very impressed even when we go beyond 8 stops of IS.

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We’re Looking for a Specialized Writer. Want to Join Team Phoblographer?

Team Phoblographer wants to return a bit more to its artistic roots, and now is the time for us to do that.

Hi everyone,

Our audience has always been of one camp or another: some know us for gear, but there was a time when gear barely had an impact on traffic and art flourished. Our mission has always been to bridge the gap. During COVID 19, we’ve been experimenting with different kinds of photographer features and interviews, we believe we’ve got a better idea on what you folks like now! So the Phoblographer is looking to return to its artistic routes and to work on original pieces featuring photographers, photographic artists, and photo editors from all across the board. Our ideal candidate will be internationally based, but we’re open to the right applicants based here in the US. If you’re interested, please inquire below.

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Look at History: Why I Think the Sony a7s IV Is Coming Next Year

Today, we’re getting the Sony a7s III, but I seriously think that the Sony a7s IV is coming next year.

I think it’s incredibly fair to say that Sony has made some significant changes to the entire Sony a7 lineup of cameras with the Sony a7s III. You’ve got touch menus, a new menu system, the new CFExpress A card type, the lowest base ISO they’ve ever had, etc. crammed into it. There’s a lot of technology, and Sony voted to still hold back in some ways. It still has a 12MP full frame CMOS sensor, and it shoots 4k video. Sony is working to really create just the best 4K video that one can get, and that’s very fair. But it’s also the opposite of what they used to do with releasing cutting edge and bleeding edge options to let the market adapt. Instead, Canon and Panasonic are doing that. The roles have reversed! But it may mean that Sony has another trick up its sleeve.

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The Sony a7S III Finally Brings a Feature Every Photographer Wanted

The Sony a7S III has a ton of new features that make it ideal for photographers who need extreme low light capabilities.

At long last, Sony has announced the new low light monster that photographers and videographers alike have been waiting five years for. The Sony a7S III is real, it’s here, and it’s ready to get to work. While the Sony a7S III is geared more towards videographers and all things video, let’s be clear that the Sony a7S series of cameras have always been competent stills cameras too! After the break, we will take a closer look at the Sony a7s III and all of the new features that will make it the perfect companion for those who need to use unthinkable ISO settings.

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Enter to Win in Our Great Outdoors Photography Contest with Olympus!

Want to win? We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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The Canon EOS R5 at ISO 25,600 and ISO 51,200 Is Mind Blowing

We shot some high ISO images with the Canon EOS R5 while taking a stroll in a Brooklyn rainshower at night.

The Canon EOS R5 is in for review right now, and we decided to not only do our standard durability test, but to also show how it performs at high ISO settings. The Canon EOS R5 is the closest thing we’ve got to a mirrorless version of the Canon 5D series of cameras. While it’s surely performing like one, it feels a bit like a 90D and a 5D series camera smushed together. There’s no magic touch bar, but the joystick’s placement is a bit odd. If you’re a veteran Canon shooter, you’ll also find the back dial placement to be a tad odd. For my hand, I really need to pull my thumb back and down to crank that wheel–which I’ve set to aperture control. Luckily, you also have a control ring around the lens in case you need it. But overall, I think Canon users will be very happy with this camera. Coupled with some of the company’s fantastic lenses, I think anyone will really like the Canon EOS R5.

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This Is the Canon EOS R6 at ISO 25,600, Look How Clean It Is!!

Prepare to be blown away by the low light, high ISO performance of the Canon EOS R6.

Earlier today (July 22nd), I received delivery of our Canon EOS R6 review unit. When Canon announced the EOS R6 to us on a conference call, we immediately thought this camera would be a fantastic performer in low light situations thanks to its 20.1MP sensor and the tremendous DIGIC X image processor. It turns out that our initial hunch was correct. Head past the break to see just how good images at ISO 25,600 look from the Canon EOS R6.

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End of an Era: Do We Really Need a New Canon EOS 5D DSLR?

DSLRs are coming to the end of the line and the Canon EOS 5D line might be the latest to bow out.

Canon has been stealing all of the camera headlines of late thanks to the imminent release of their brand new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless cameras. But, another piece of news from the speculation section of the internet is stealing some of their thunder. According to new reports, Canon has decided to lay to rest the Canon EOS 5D line of DSLR cameras. This news, which is unconfirmed, has photographers up in arms, but is it time to just accept that DSLRs have reached the end of their shelf life, or is there a need for more, including a new Canon EOS 5D V? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Dear Nikon: You Really Need to Innovate Your Cameras and Lenses

We’re not too sure about the future of Nikon and feel like they really need to innovate.

I’ve been in this industry long enough to remember the times where Nikon users would push their bias into the face of every other photographer. At those times, they rightfully should have. Does anyone remember the Nikon D300 and the fantastic photos it shot of President Obama during his early years? Or the Nikon D700 and the class-leading high ISO output it had? Or what about the more top-end cameras like the D4, the D800, etc.? Nikon has enjoyed a long time of creating cameras that were fantastic in many ways. But in recent years, they’ve fallen off of their horse and created things that only let them catch up to everyone else. For what it’s worth, everything they produce is still good–but they don’t really have an edge that makes someone want to buy their products. They’re a jack of all trades and a master of none. These are times when photographers need a specialized tool and not a Swiss Army Knife. And Nikon isn’t really keeping up.

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Don’t Trade in Your Sony A7III Just Yet, the Nikon Z5 Looks Pretty Gimped

The newly announced Z5 is Nikon’s take on the “basic camera,” but have they stripped it of too many features to make it affordable?

Today, Nikon is officially announcing the Nikon Z5. Part of the company’s Z-mount Full Frame mirrorless camera line, the Nikon Z5 is the company’s take on the “basic camera.” With that said, it’s competing in some ways with the Sony A7 III. Between its attractive $2,000 price point and its advanced feature set, the A7 III was very well regarded and sold like hotcakes. Nikon is going after the same crown with the Nikon Z5.

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Have You Entered Our Great Outdoors Photo Contest with Olympus?

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Why We’ve Deleted All Content About This Photographer From Our Site

Photographer Jeff Rojas is admitting to issues brought up by PRO EDU’s Gary Winchester.

We’ve worked with photographer Jeff Rojas a number of times in the past. Very recently, we deleted all 21 blog posts promoting anything in regards to sales with him, short interviews, and sections of larger features he’s been involved in. When we had him on Inside the Photographer’s Mind with Adorama a while back, we were cautioned about working with him. And we’ve heard enough from a large body of women and prominent people in the photo industry to dissolve our relationship with him. So, why write this post? Well, you should probably know what’s going on.

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500px Will Be Bombarded with Sky Replaced Pics Thanks to Luminar 4.3

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The new Luminar 4.3 update sees a partnership with 500px emerge along with some useful enhancements and AI shenanigans.

There’s some good news for existing and potential Luminar users, and some not so great news for those of us who like 500px. Today, Skylum, the creators of the Luminar photo editing suite, has announced another update that will bring quite a few new features to the platform. These performance enhancements will make the software much more user friendly and less resource-intensive, and the integration with 500px will allow users to flood the platform with images that not only include dodgy sky replacements but now the space shuttle too. Sigh. Join us after the break for all the details.

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The Great Outdoors Photography Contest: Enter to Win Big From Olympus

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to giveaway an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Tonight! Why You Only Need Three Small Prime Lenses and Nothing Else!

TUNE IN TONIGHT! Pro Camera Reviews happens every Sunday. Sign up to join us! Please Register here

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Sony and Fujifilm Users: You’re Going to Want to Check This Out

Pro Camera Reviews happens every Sunday. Sign up to join us! Please Register here

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Canon Just Made a Smaller Version of One of Their Best Printers

The new Canon ProGraf Pro 300 printer takes some of the ProGraf 1000’s best features and makes it smaller and more affordable.

While Canon is celebrating a lot today with their new EOS R5 and EOS R6, the truest bunch of photographers will probably be most interested in the company’s latest printer. The Canon ProGraf Pro 300 printer is aimed at advanced amateurs and students. It takes lots of the features from the ProGraf 1000, which is what we use to do all of our high ISO testing. Capable of printing at 13 x 19 inches, it uses a 10 color ink system with a new matte black ink. Plus, the photo black and matte black will have their own nozzles. That’s important, and the process starts when you tell the printer what paper you’re using. When we’re printing from Capture One, we always do this. Of course, it means you need to physically get up and dial in the closest Canon equivalent paper type.

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