New Hex Glacier Series Has Four Stylish Camera Bags for DSLR Users

The new Hex Glacier Series is comprised of four new DSLR camera bags that promise to protect your gear in style.

Heads up to photographers looking for reliable carrying options for their DSLRs! Award-winning fashion accessory brand Hex has just released the new Glacier Series, a collection of four innovative camera bags designed to be stylish and protective shooting companions for DSLR photographers. Whatever your shooting style and wherever you’re headed for your next projects, this new camera bag series is worth your consideration.

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Half a Million Historic Jack Rosen Photos Are Waiting to Get Digitized

When New Hope, PA photographer Jack Rosen passed away in 2006, he left behind a massive body of work that needs to be digitized and cataloged. Here’s how your support will help make it happen.

Jack Rosen was one of the best photographers of his time, yet it’s likely that many aren’t familiar with him and his work. That is what a crowdfunding project seeks to change, first by digitizing and cataloging the lot of negatives and slides he left upon his passing in 2006. It’s a monumental task for his son, who has taken the helm of the project ,dubbed The Jack Rosen Photo Challenge, which he’s currently funding on Indiegogo.

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The GF50mm F3.5 and XF16-80mm F4 Are Fujifilm’s Newest Lenses

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It’s a good day for both Fujifilm GF and X Mount camera users: two new Fujifilm lenses have just been announced.

Over the last couple of years, Fujifilm has steadily built up their library of lenses for both their APS-C X mount cameras and their G Mount Medium Format cameras. Today, Fujifilm announced two new lenses that will no doubt please users of each platform. The Fujifilm FUJINON GF50mm F3.5 R LM WR is a small, lightweight lens for their Medium Format cameras. And the XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR will help grow the collection of lenses for Fujifilm’s X mount, APS-C cameras. Join us after the break for product images, technical specs, release dates, and pricing. Continue reading…

The Sony 35mm F1.8 FE Has Generous Amounts of Weather Sealing

You won’t have to worry about your Sony 35mm f1.8 FE out in the wind, rain, or snow.

We recently reviewed the new Sony 35mm f1.8 FE, and we quickly fell in love with this lens thanks to its fantastic image quality, gorgeous color reproduction, and excellent overall performance. This lens is also weather-sealed, which is a nice feature seeing as this lens will retail for under $1,000. A recently revealed schematic shows just how much weather sealing this lens has, and we have to say we’re impressed. Join us after the break for all the details. Continue reading…

Lomography Unveils New LomoChrome Metropolis Film on Kickstarter

Lomography dubbed their latest release, the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400, the first new color negative film in over five years.

Film photographers looking for more quirky emulsions to try will be delighted to learn about the latest Lomography release: the LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400. The newest member of the experimental film line, according to Lomography, is the first new color negative film in over five years and comes after tons of requests for their popular LomoChrome films. As with many of the company’s past releases, this new film is currently being funded on Kickstarter.

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Gallery: Sony a7r IV Extra Image Samples (Portraiture)

We used the Sony a7r IV on our own portrait shoot and got some pretty impressive results.

We’re currently at a press event with the new Sony a7r IV, working with the camera and putting it through its paces. Sony has told us that the image quality is final. With a 61MP full-frame sensor at heart, we’re amazed at what it’s capable of doing. While other journalists were hanging out, we took it into the streets of NYC with a model, the Profoto B10, and a few lenses to find out what it’s capable of doing. With a claim of 15 stops of dynamic range and a lot more autofocus points, you’re not going to believe what we’re finding to be the most significant fault.

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The Sony a7r IV Has a 61MP Full Frame Sensor (And There’s More)

The new Sony a7r IV is probably going to make you drool. 

Sony Electronics President and COO Mike Fasulo presented some of the company’s latest products for the Digital Imaging Division. Amongst those products is the new Sony a7r IV that includes features like a new 61MP full-frame sensor at heart. It has a whole lot of great features for professional photographers. At $3,500 it’s going to include things like upgraded weather sealing, wireless tethering capabilities, a ton of autofocus points, and much more.

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The American Photographic Artists Calls for Support for the CASE Act

The American Photographic Artists (APA) encourages photographers to add their voice to the CASE Act advocacy for an alternative to filing expensive copyright claims.

Photographers are frequent victims of copyright infringement cases, but we are also no strangers to the fact that pursuing legal action can get complicated and expensive. The American Photographic Artists (APA) seeks to help address this with our support for the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, better known as the CASE Act. The aim is of this bill is to create a copyright small claims board within the US Copyright Office.

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Weighing in on Photographer Jason Lanier’s Sexual Assault Allegations

“When you get pregnant – not by me – when your life that you were doing with my company ends, and you become bitter, stop taking it out on me” – Jason Lanier, 50:40)

Former Sony Artisan Jason Lanier (who was dismissed for undisclosed reasons) is now facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct from several models who have previously worked with him. To engage in this discussion, we need to break a few things down first; one is the importance of power dynamics at play in a situation like a photographer/model relationship. One woman’s video speaks to character assassination on multiple, professional levels – a fear so many of us deal with when faced with these situations.

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More Wedding Photos Get Ruined by a Selfish Smartphone Photographer

How many times do we have to say ‘don’t take wedding photos if you’re not the photographer?’

Look we get it, you have a camera in your pocket all the time thanks to smartphones, and we understand that your desire to take pictures of every single moment of your life can be hard overcome, but it’s time to learn some restraint. Yet another wedding photographer has taken to the web to discuss just how damaging it can be for you, the guest, to take out your cell phone to snap pics of the bride and groom. Join us after the break to see how a selfish act ruined this couple’s wedding photos. Continue reading…

How Using Unsplash Got This Photographer Into Legal Trouble

We’ve been warning photographers about losing rights to their work when they upload photos on Unsplash. Now, a photographer and business owner tells us about the legal issue he could be facing after using one such photo from the platform. 

If you’ve been considering posting stuff on Unsplash to get traction for your work, we’ve been very vocal about what you stand to lose. This time, we want to share what it’s like when you’re on the other side of the fence, and the legal problem you could find yourself grappling with when you source a photo from Unsplash for use on your blog or website. Simon Palmer, a photographer, cameraman, and business owner, recently shared with us an unsavory experience that unfolded after using a photo from Unsplash for a blog. His marketing team has been instructed to use only copyright-cleared images for this purpose, so they thought it wouldn’t be an issue. However, sometime later, they were contacted by international copyright enforcer Copytrack with a copyright infringement notice, requesting a license fee. He double-checked the image on their blog and was sure they downloaded the photo from Unsplash and credited the photographer as was indicated on the site.

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The Sony MRW-S3 USB Hub, Tough SF-M SD Cards Are Arriving This Fall

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If you’re all about workflow efficiency, the Sony MRW-S3 could be for you.

We all know that time is money, and that the quicker we can get done importing and editing our pictures, the quicker we can be back out behind the camera making more images. There are plenty of USB hubs on the market, but like many things, they are not all created equally. If you want to get your hands on the fastest USB UHS-II Hub in the world (according to Sony), you’ll only have to wait a few short months as Sony has just announced that their new MRW-S3 Hub will hit stores this fall alongside some new Tough SD cards. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

DXOMark: How The Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S Fares Against The Rest

The Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S scored well in DXOMark’s tests.

Nikon are slowly building up the lens collection for their Z series of cameras, but with so few on the market they need to make sure that each and every release hits it out of the ballpark, especially when there is a back catalog of lenses that can easily be adapted to the Z6 and the Z7. Recently, the guys and gals over at DXOMark put the new Nikon Z 24-70mm f2.8 S lens through their battery of tests, and it scored well, but can it compete with other lenses in its class? Join us after the break to find out. Continue reading…

Two New Laowa Wide Angle Lenses Launched for Nikon Z and Canon RF Mounts

Venus Optics recently expanded their roster of unique Laowa lenses with the Laowa 15mm f2 Zero-D and the Laowa 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 Zoom.

Photographers looking for a wider coverage for their Nikon Z and Canon RF mount cameras now have new options from Venus Optics. The company recently introduced two new Laowa wide angle lenses: the Laowa 15mm f2 Zero-D for both Nikon and Canon RF mount, and the Laowa 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 Zoom for Nikon Z mount.

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The New Sigma fp Is the World’s Smallest Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Sigma joins the Full Frame mirrorless game with its sleek, pocketable, and versatile Sigma fp. 

On top of three high-performance lenses, Sigma also unveiled the Sigma fp. If you’re looking for a smaller option to your current gear, it can’t get more compact than this. Dubbed as the world’s smallest and lightest Full Frame mirrorless camera, it measures 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3mm and weighs 370g, yet promises to produce high-quality images for both still photography and cine shooting.

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Apparently, Canon Launched a Camera on Indiegogo

Among the latest Canon releases is the Canon IVY REC, dubbed the “Go Anywhere Camera” and currently being funded on Indiegogo.

Canon may not be the first company to come to mind when it comes to crowdfunding projects, but they just dropped the Canon IVY REC on Indiegogo. It’s a waterproof, shockproof, and wearable camera that you can clip on your belt or bag and take anywhere.

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The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Lens Is Real, and So Are Others!

The rumored Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art lens is a real thing, and so too are others.

Today, Sigma announced their much anticipated Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art Lens along with a new 45mm and more. Sigma’s 35mm didn’t seem all that real but considering what the company has been doing to try to stand apart from other manufacturers, we’re not shocked. This is one of the company’s first lenses designed from the ground up for mirrorless full frame cameras; to that end it will come in Sony E mount and L mount. It is also the fastest aperture 35mm lens with autofocus on the market right now for full frame cameras. A lens like this should prove to be very innovative. No one has done this before, and it’s bound to help provide a nearly medium format look to the images it delivers. We’ve got more specs and details below.

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Vi Vante “Calibre” Is a Luxurious Choice for Your Next Camera Bag

If you’re looking for a stylish camera bag, the Vi Vante “Calibre” without a doubt fits the bill.

With style one of the biggest considerations for camera bag designers and makers, it’s a great time for photographers with a penchant for chic options. There are plenty of choices now, but of course, additions are always welcome. The latest we have gotten word of is the “Calibre” camera bag, one of the beautiful handwoven leather bags made by South Florida-based Vi Vante.

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Canon Outs New PowerShot G Models and RF 24-240mm Zoom Lens

Canon just dropped the latest members of its PowerShot G family, as well as a new RF zoom lens for the EOS R.

If you’ve been eyeing Canon’s PowerShot G series for your next premium compact camera purchase, you’ll be glad to know that the company just dropped two options for you: the G5 X Mark II and the G7 X Mark III. Likewise, those who have been looking for an extended reach for their Canon EOS R now have their answer in the new RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens. Both the PowerShot GX 5 Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Mark III sport a 20.1 Megapixel, 1.0-inch stacked CMOS sensor. The G7 X Mark III comes with a 5x Optical Zoom while to the G7 X Mark III has 4.2x, and both have 4x Digital Zoom and 17x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer. Both also have 3.0-inch tilting LCD screens for low and high angle shooting, with the G7 X Mark III’s having biaxial tilting.

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Dynapak MKI Presets and Profiles Aim to Enhance M4/3 RAW Files

Dynapak MkI

The Dynapak MKI profiles and presets pack could be what you need for your Micro Four Thirds RAW files.

Do you ever wish you could eek-out a little more from your Micro Four Thirds RAW files? Do you ever wish you could have a little more control over dynamic range and overall colors? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions then the Dynapak MKI presets and profiles which have been designed exclusively to work with M4/3 RAW files could be for you. Join us after the break to see how this bundle might be able to help. Continue reading…

This Lens from 2004 Still Ranks Highly as a Zoom on DXOMark

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The Konica Minolta 28-75mm f2.8 is a high flyer for vintage lenses at DXOMark.

DXOMark is famous for lab tests they run on camera sensors and lenses, and while the data can help consumers make more informed decisions, some of their rankings can be a little strange. After digging through their database, we found that some rather old (almost vintage) lenses still rank highly on their charts. This, of course, is a testament to the lens (in this case the Konica Minolta 28-75mm f2.8), but it also raises questions about newer glass too, and why there have only been marginal improvements over the last 15 years. Join us after the break as we look at this a little more. Continue reading…