Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books
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PhotoShelter have just published their latest publication, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags. The guide is a curated list of searchable and submittable hashtags professional photographers should be using to get their work out there. Inside, you’ll get the rundown on 11 genres including travel, street, black and white, landscape, fine art, and more. Available as a free e-book, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags can be accessed via the website below.

Website: PhotoShelter

PhotoShelter have just published their latest publication, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags. The guide is a curated list of searchable and submittable hashtags professional photographers should be using to get their work out there. Inside, you’ll get the rundown on 11 genres including travel, street, black...

Official Nikon D7500 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have released eight sample images taken with the new Nikon D7500 digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED, the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR; these Nikon D7500 samples were shot at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100/21° to ISO 3,200/36°.

Website: Official Nikon D7500 Sample Images

Nikon have released eight sample images taken with the new Nikon D7500 digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED,...

Official Nikon D7500 Sample Video

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon Japan have released a 4K sample video shot entirely on their newest digital SLR camera, the Nikon D7500. Entitled "In Search of Wonder," the official Nikon D7500 sample movie was created using a variety of lenses including the AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED (read review), the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR (read review), the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G (read review) and the AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR (read review). Shot on location in New Zealand at 30fps in 4K UHD (3840×2160px) resolution, the short sample movie includes close-up scenes, time-lapse sequences, and more. Click through / scroll down to watch the video.

Nikon Japan have released a 4K sample video shot entirely on their newest digital SLR camera, the Nikon D7500. Entitled "In Search of Wonder," the official Nikon D7500 sample movie was created using a variety of lenses including the AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED (read review),...

Nikon D7500 Hands-on Review

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D7500 is a new DX-format APS-C DSLR camera that has the same 20 megapixel sensor as the flagship D500, an ISO range from 100-51000, 51 AF points, 8fps burst shooting, SnapBridge wireless connectivity and 4K UHD video recording. We've spent some time getting to know the D7500, so check out our Hands-on Review of Nikon's latest DSLR...

The Nikon D7500 is a new DX-format APS-C DSLR camera that has the same 20 megapixel sensor as the flagship D500, an ISO range from 100-51000, 51 AF points, 8fps burst shooting, SnapBridge wireless connectivity and 4K UHD video recording. We've spent some time getting to know the D7500, so...

Nikon D7500

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D7500 is a new APS-C DSLR camera that offers the same image quality as the flagship D500. As with the D500, the D7500’s 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor offers an ISO range that extends to an incredible ISO 1,640,000 equivalent. Video shooters can record 4K/UHD movies, Nikon’s in-camera Electronic Vibration Reduction counters the effects of unwanted camera movement, and there's the chance to shoot at up to 8fps with full AF/AE tracking. Ergonomic improvements include the new tilting monitor that offers touchscreen operation, and a deep grip for a stable, exceptionally comfortable hold, and this is the first Nikon DSLR to boast a built-in flash that supports radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting.

The Nikon D7500 will cost £1,299.99 / €1,549.00 body only or £1,599.99 / €1,899 with the AF-S DX 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

The Nikon D7500 is a new APS-C DSLR camera that offers the same image quality as the flagship D500. As with the D500, the D7500’s 20.9 MP DX-format CMOS sensor offers an ISO range that extends to an incredible ISO 1,640,000 equivalent. Video shooters can record 4K/UHD...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Polaroid Expands Photo Studio Kit and Accessories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Polaroid today announced the expansion of their photo studio kit and accessory line-up. The Polaroid digital flash umbrella mount kit features two 6’ air-cushioned heavy-duty light stands made from molded aluminum. Each stand holds up to 15lbs with non-slip legs to prevent movement. To help soften, broaden or diminish light output, the kit’s two attachable umbrellas ship with white satin interiors and include a removable black cover. The two-shoe mount umbrella adapters fit most standard light stands. The corresponding cold shoe mounts hold most shoe mount flashes and provides smooth swivel capabilities that allow photographers to precisely aim lighting. Weighing in at 8.6lbs in total, each kit item collapses down to fit neatly into the deluxe case for light and easy transport. Photographers can purchase the Polaroid digital flash umbrella mount kit from Amazon for $69.99.

Polaroid today announced the expansion of their photo studio kit and accessory line-up. The Polaroid digital flash umbrella mount kit features two 6’ air-cushioned heavy-duty light stands made from molded aluminum. Each stand holds up to 15lbs with non-slip legs to prevent movement. To help soften, broaden or diminish...

G-Drive USB-C

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Western Digital today announced the expansion of its G-Technology brand G-Drive storage portfolio with the G-Drive USB-C device. Available in capacities up to 10TB, the G-Drive USB-C device is built to provide expansive capacity for storage of HD videos, photos, music, backups and more in a stylish extruded aluminium enclosure. The drive features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with USB-C connector, and also ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable for compatibility with traditional systems with a USB-A port. The produc will be available to purchase in the US this quarter, in 10TB, 8TB and 4TB capacities, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $449.95, $349.95, and $199.95, respectively.

Western Digital today announced the expansion of its G-Technology brand G-Drive storage portfolio with the G-Drive USB-C device. Available in capacities up to 10TB, the G-Drive USB-C device is built to provide expansive capacity for storage of HD videos, photos, music, backups and more in a stylish extruded aluminium...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nikon KeyMission 360 Firmware Version 1.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Nikon have released a firmware update for their KeyMission 360 action camera. According to the company, Version 1.3 fixes a bugwhich resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge 360/170 app becoming unstable. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Nikon Download Centre

Nikon have released a firmware update for their KeyMission 360 action camera. According to the company, Version 1.3 fixes a bugwhich resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge 360/170 app becoming unstable. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Nikon Download Centre

Leica Offers Free Replacement of Defective AF Drive Units in their S Lenses

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Leica has found a fix for the faulty auto-focus drive units built into some of their S-system lenses. The company is now offering a free replacement of the autofocus drive unit of the affected lenses "within the terms of a goodwill arrangement." This goodwill arrangement will remain valid for a period of five years from the date of purchase of the respective S-lens. Users can send their defective lenses directly to Leica’s Customer Care or the authorised Customer Care department of their country’s Leica subsidiary.

Leica has found a fix for the faulty auto-focus drive units built into some of their S-system lenses. The company is now offering a free replacement of the autofocus drive unit of the affected lenses "within the terms of a goodwill arrangement." This goodwill arrangement will remain valid for a...

BenQ SW320 Review

Vincent Oliver | Accessory Reviews
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The BenQ SW320 is a 32 inch 4K monitor aimed at photography professionals. Key features of the SW320 include a monitor hood, true 10-bit IPS back panel, hardware calibration, 99% Adobe RGB colour space and a 14-Bit 3D LUT. Read our expert BenQ SW320 review now...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fantasea Line Now Taking Orders for FA6500 Housing

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Fantasea Line is now taking orders for the FA6500, a rugged and stylish underwater housing for the Sony A6500 and A6300 mirrorless cameras. Featuring an ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions, the Fantasea FA6500 is depth rated to 60 metres / 200 feet, and offers double O-ring protection for a perfect watertight seal. The housing ships with a Moisture Detector and Alarm, a Hand Strap and a Body Cap. The estimated retail price of the Fantasea FA6500 housing is $980.

Fantasea Line is now taking orders for the FA6500, a rugged and stylish underwater housing for the Sony A6500 and A6300 mirrorless cameras. Featuring an ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions, the Fantasea FA6500 is depth rated to 60 metres / 200 feet, and offers double O-ring protection for a...

Fujifilm GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Fujifilm GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro is a short telephoto macro prime lens for the new GFX 50S mirrorless medium format camera. The Fujifilm GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro features 14 elements in 9 groups, 1:2 magnification and is dust- and weather-sealed. Read our expert Fujifilm GF 63mm f2.8 R WR review now...

Canon Europe Acquires Kite.ly

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Global, Websites
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Canon Europe has acquired Kite.ly, a London-based mobile e-commerce platform specialising in personalised print. Alberto Spinelli, Senior Director of Digital Services at Canon Europe, says: “Bringing Kite.ly into the Canon group of companies is our latest move to expand Canon’s digital services offering, by making mobile printing ubiquitous. There is a fast-growing trend of consumers who want to shop for customised products and do it in an easy way from their mobile devices. The combination of Canon’s high quality printing technologies and Kite.ly’s easy-to-use solutions will create an unrivalled portfolio of print products, accessible to customers everywhere through existing and new imaging apps.” Kite.ly is joining Canon’s group of companies and brands that offer complementary digital services, including Lifecake and irista.

Canon Europe has acquired Kite.ly, a London-based mobile e-commerce platform specialising in personalised print. Alberto Spinelli, Senior Director of Digital Services at Canon Europe, says: “Bringing Kite.ly into the Canon group of companies is our latest move to expand Canon’s digital services offering, by making...

Canon Celebrate 14th Year of Market Leadership

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Canon have announced that their interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLRs and CSCs) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016. In 2003, Canon introduced their breakthrough EOS 300D DSLR camera, which was competitively priced and quickly captured the top share of the global market. Canon has continued to launch a range of interchangeable-lens cameras including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series which paved the way for digital SLR video recording. During 2016, Canon released the EOS 80D for advanced amateur users, the EOS-1D X Mark II for professionals, and the 4K-enabled EOS 5D Mark IV (pictured) for video enthusiasts. Additionally, the company’s interchangeable-lens camera lineup was further expanded with the introduction of the high-end EOS M5 compact-system camera in November. This year, the company launched the Canon EOS M6, EOS 77D and EOS 800D models.

Canon have announced that their interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLRs and CSCs) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016. In 2003, Canon introduced their breakthrough EOS 300D DSLR camera, which was competitively priced and quickly captured the top share of the global market....

Calumet Open Day Photo Competition Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events
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Andrew Gregory, a recently retired police sergeant from Solihull, has been named the winner of a UK-wide photography competition for his shot entitled, "Homeward Bound" (reprinted above). The image will now be used to advertise Calumet Photographic’s forthcoming Open Days, which will be taking place at its stores nationwide. As a result of winning the competition, Andrew has also been given £250 worth of Calumet Gift Cards to spend on equipment. Interestingly, the winning image was taken on a second-hand Canon EOS10D. “This year our theme was all about finding a shot which encapsulated a unique moment in time,” says Jon Warner, Managing Director of Calumet Photographic. “Andrew’s Homeward Bound image was completely unique and captivating. Elephants are wonderfully majestic and it was magnificent that Andrew managed to get so close to these beautiful animals.” Click through / scroll down for the dates and locations of the next Calumet Open Days.

Andrew Gregory, a recently retired police sergeant from Solihull, has been named the winner of a UK-wide photography competition for his shot entitled, "Homeward Bound" (reprinted above). The image will now be used to advertise Calumet Photographic’s forthcoming Open Days, which will be taking place at its stores...

Sony Publishes Medium-Format Sensor Roadmap

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Sony has updated its medium-format sensor roadmap. The company is planning to launch a 44x33mm, 100-megapixel back-illuminated sensor (IMX461), as well as a 55x41mm (645 format), 150-megapixel back-illuminated imager in both full-colour and monochromatic editions (IMX411) in 2018. THe roadmap also reveals that a monochromatic version of the existing front-illuminated, 100-megapixel IMX211 sensor - which lies at the heart of the Phase One XF 100 camera system - will be released later this year.

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Sony has updated its medium-format sensor roadmap. The company is planning to launch a 44x33mm, 100-megapixel back-illuminated sensor (IMX461), as well as a 55x41mm (645 format), 150-megapixel back-illuminated imager in both full-colour and monochromatic editions (IMX411) in 2018. THe roadmap also reveals that a monochromatic version of the existing front-illuminated, 10...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Photocrowd Hosts Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) has announced that its 2017 awards are now open for entries on Photocrowd. The flagship competition of the world’s oldest photography weekly, Amateur Photographer magazine, will for the first time in its three-decade history take the awards online and open the doors to a public vote, in addition to the traditional expert-judged category. With eight contests running from now until December, APOY 2017 will be giving away over £10,000 of Sigma kit to contest winners, plus other prizes from Amateur Photographer and Photocrowd. To enter all you need to do is create a free account on Photocrowd.com, where you’ll receive one free entry to each of the eight rounds. There is worldwide eligibility for APOY 2017 – you’ll simply be asked to confirm that your primary source of income does not come from photography.

Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) has announced that its 2017 awards are now open for entries on Photocrowd. The flagship competition of the world’s oldest photography weekly, Amateur Photographer magazine, will for the first time in its three-decade history take the awards online and open the doors to...

WD My Passport Portable SSD

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Western Digital today introduced its fastest WD branded portable drive yet, the My Passport SSD. Featuring speeds of up to 515 MB/s and award-winning design, the new My Passport SSD compliments the company’s leading portfolio of My Passport palm-sized storage devices. The new drive is designed for the latest generation of computers with a USB Type-C port  and is USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) ready with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and an adapter to use with the more traditional USB Type-A ports found on many computers. Built for PC and compatible with Mac, My Passport SSD offers peace-of-mind with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection, and is also 6.5-foot drop tested for shock-resistance to withstand 1500G of force, to help keep precious data safe. The new drive is available in 1TB, 512GB and 256GB capacities priced at $399.99, $199.99 and $99.99, respectively.

Western Digital today introduced its fastest WD branded portable drive yet, the My Passport SSD. Featuring speeds of up to 515 MB/s and award-winning design, the new My Passport SSD compliments the company’s leading portfolio of My Passport palm-sized storage devices. The new drive is designed for the...

Zeiss ExoLens Pro Review

Amy Davies | Accessory Reviews
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The Zeiss ExoLens Pro is a wide-angle lens for your iPhone 6 or 7. It slots over the corner of your iPhone and changes the standard 28mm focal length to a much wider 18mm. Read our Zeiss ExoLens Pro review to find out if this is a must-have accessory for iPhoneographers...

Fujifilm GF 63mm f2.8 R WR Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Fujifilm GF 63mm f2.8 R WR is a standard prime lens for the new GFX 50S mirrorless medium format camera. The Fujifilm GF 63mm f2.8 R WR "nifty-fifty" features 10 elements in 8 groups and is dust- and weather-sealed physical construction. Find out if this is a must-buy lens for new GFX owners by reading our in-depth Fujifilm GF 63mm f2.8 R WR review...