Photography News

Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced new firmware for its 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and Contemporary lenses, saying that it makes the autofocusing system up to 50% faster. The firmware applies to lenses fitted for Canon EOS and Nikon F cameras, and can be installed via the companys USB dock and the Optimization Pro software program.

The company says that in normal conditions the improved HSM algorithm boosts the AF speed of the lenses by between 20% and 50%. The... more

I like to keep the amount of kit I have to carry with me to a minimum. Every single pound counts when you’re scrambling up the side of a snowy mountain, and if you’ve ever had to pay excess baggage charges at the airport you will probably appreciate my ‘less is more’ mentality!

So when I was looking for something compact but still substantial to use as a tether station, I realized I had everything I needed already.

Yes, there are... more

I recently spent some time using a DJI Phantom 3 Pro camera drone to make a 3D printed model of a statue of Jesus that’s by my house in Lima, Peru. The technology used to do... more

Flash manufacturer Nissin has announced it has produced a receiver unit for its NAS wireless flash communication system that allows flash units from Canon, Nikon and Sony to be used within its radio command structure. The new Air R units are designed to convert flashguns that usually rely on line-of-sight optical control when used off camera in a group to come under the companys 2.4GHz radio network.

Once mounted into the hotshoe of the receiver flash units from Nissin and other brands... more

You’re not a photographer if you haven’t been somewhere (traveling light on a weekend excursion perhaps) when out for an evening stroll you spot it… the picture you thought you wouldn’t need to take this weekend: a long exposure.

Your tripod is at home and the only stable base for which to rest your camera on and still somewhat frame your shot up properly is an uneven concrete wall.

The best composition... more

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. But they are often neglected and left to die by their owners in places around the world.

On the streets of India, people treat them in the worst possible manner. Throwing stones, kicking and abusing them by all means. But there are some people who take care of these innocent creatures. They feed them and give shelter. This is a series on one such couple, Arun Pasare and his wife Suvarna Pasare, who have been taking... more

After shooting a wedding this weekend, Boston-based wedding photographer Francielle Santo had her car broken into. She lost not only $10,000 in camera gear, but all of her clients’ wedding photos as well.

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Photographer Matt Granger just posted this 16-minute video about why he’s ditching Sony gear when it comes to his professional work. In short: horrible service.

As a Nikon Professional Services member, Granger is used to receiving rapid servicing and loaner gear. After discovering a... more

Cheap lens aficionado Mathieu Stern just released this 2-minute video review of the Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens.

The Rokkor 45mm f/2 is a lens that you can usually find for $30 to $100 on eBay. It’s a manual focus lens that can be mounted to any... more

The X-Pro2 is a high-end, rangefinder-esque mirrorless camera that directly succeeds the first X-mount camera: the X-Pro1. The Pro2 is based around a 24MP APS-C sensor and a host of feature improvements in a body that very closely resembles that of its predecessor.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 features
  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor (APS-C)
  • 273 autofocus points (169 of which are phase-detect)
  • 2.36M-dot OLED/Optical hybrid viewfinder with pop-up picture-in-picture tab
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