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By Steve Morton | News and reviews from my world of photography

This new Tamron 17-35mm is the lightest bright wide-angle zoom yet

The wider the zoom range, the larger the lens — but Tamron’s latest lens claims to be among the lightest options for ultra wide-angle photography. On …

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Nearly Complete Teardown of The Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS II

So, some things happened recently. We got stock on Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS II lenses, and even though they go out on rental the day we get them in …

Cameras

The Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

09:00 am<p>Ditch the DSLR and say "sayonara, smartphone" with these awesome compact cameras.<p>Smartphones may be the most popular picture-takers in the …

Cameras

Sony unveils world's first 48-megapixel smartphone sensor

Is it best to have a high-resolution smartphone camera or a lower-resolution one with better light sensitivity? Sony says you can have both with its latest stacked CMOS image sensor. The IMX586 has the "industry's highest pixel count" with 48 megapixels, bettering high-end cameras like its own A7R …

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Homeland Security warns the public that photography may be a sign of terrorism

I’m sure many photographers had unpleasant situations when photographing certain objects and places, even if they’re on public land. But Homeland …

Canon’s First Full Frame Mirrorless Won’t Have the Exact Same Sensors as the EOS 5D Mark IV. [CR2]

It’s rumoured that the upcoming full frame mirrorless camera from Canon will have a 30.4mp sensor, which is the same resolution as the EOS 5D Mark …

Should I switch from Canon to Sony? Yes, but no, then maybe

In this video, Nick Page gives a seldom seen unbiased view and analysis of the pros and cons in switching from Canon to Sony. <span …

Adobe is finally bringing full blown Photoshop to the iPad - DIY Photography

 Yes, that’s right, it’s finally coming. Photoshop is to become an iPad app. Apple’s dream of turning the iPad Pro into a desktop replacement is …

How to Setup Rear Button Focusing on Canon DSLRs

Rear button or two button focusing is a technique to maximize control over the AF system. These are settings for using and configuring it on Canon …

Canon Will Announce Their First Full Frame Mirrorless in 2018 [CR3]

The announcement date guesses for Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera have ranged between Photokina in September 2018 and some time in Q1 of …

Nikon Has TWO Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras On the Way: Report

Nikon reportedly has not one, but <i>two</i> full-frame mirrorless cameras on the way, and a first full set of rumored specs has appeared.<p><i>Nikon Rumors</i> is …

Kodak Professional Pro Image 100 Film

Kodak Professional Pro Image 100 is a 35mm colour negative film designed for professional photographic applications. The Kodak Professional Pro Image …

Industry News: The First Rumored Specifications of Nikon’s Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Rumors has posted the first rumored specifications of Nikon’s full frame mirrorless cameras. Two mirrorless cameras: one with 24-25MP and one …

The Best Camera Gear for Food and Still Life Photography

I get a lot of questions about the gear I use in my food and still life photography, particularly from those just starting out in these genres. …

Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD Review

Introduction<p>The Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a lightweight telephoto zoom lens for DSLR cameras that comes in at an MSRP of $799 / £699 / €799, …

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Comparing the Best Ultra Wide Zoom Lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony & Sigma

Wide angle zoom lenses are a dime-a-dozen but are often seen on crop-frame cameras. When it comes to full-frame cameras, on the other hand, the …

First look at Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 and f/4 L series telephoto lenses

Canon unveils new EF 70-200mm F/2.8 IS III USM and f/4 II IS USM L Series telephoto lenses for enthusiast and professional photographers. Canon’s …

Deciphering the Canon Optical Wireless Flash Protocol

From the Science'n'me YouTube Channel: <br>Have you ever wondered how Canon rebel cameras (600D+) wirelessly trigger speedlights with just its flash? In …

Sony's Newest Mirrorless Camera Flaunts Its Sensor Smarts

Crack open some of today’s best compact cameras and you’ll find Sony sensors embedded in their guts. However, the Japanese giant hoards its best work …

The Ikea Challenge

I've been feeling a bit in a creative rut. As a professional photographer this can happen sometimes. I love my job don't get me wrong, but sometimes …

Best entry-level DSLR kits for beginners in 2018

Welcome to our guide to the best entry level DSLRs on the market in 2018 - making it easy for beginners to get the best out of digital photography. …

Shutterbug shuts down print publication after 45 years, goes 'web only'

Popular photography magazine Shutterbug has announced that it is shutting down its print publication of 45 years, and will focus instead on reaching …

Why Nikon and Canon should build mirrorless as a second system – but probably won't

All rumors suggest that Canon and/or Nikon is going to get into the high-end mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, in some way.<p>I don't have …

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Yongnuo Announces the YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8 II, With Super Bokeh Effect

Supports USB-free Firmware Upgrade Firmware of the lens can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port, which not only meets the …

Discover the top 10 facts about Canon's L-series lenses. Learn about interesting engineering feats right from Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory.

The front element of a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens goes through its final phase of inspection before being fitted. Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark …

Why One Wedding Photographer Hates the 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

As you read the title of this, you might think that this photographer is crazy, but indeed, he abhors the (almost) universally revered 24-70mm f/2.8 …

A Basic Guide to Choosing Your ISO Setting

One feature of our digital cameras that evolves with every single generation of sensors and processors is ISO performance. With astronomical ISO …

Panasonic Lumix GX9 review so far

The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a mid-range mirrorless camera with a 20 Megapixel Four Thirds sensor, built-in stabilisation, a viewfinder and screen …

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 review so far

Canon's EF-M 22mm f2 is a compact prime lens for EOS mirrorless cameras, upon which it delivers classic 35mm equivalent coverage. The f2 focal ratio …