Today, the 2021 World Press Photo Category winners are being announced. These journalists risked their lives in a pandemic to tell lots of different stories. Some of them are pandemic-related. But depending on where you are in the world, you probably haven't seen these images.
If I were to think about all the things I want from a drone, then the DJI Air 2S would come closest to the perfect one. What's perfect? RAW shooting capabilities is high on the priority list. Same with a large sensor of at least 1-inch in size.
Let me start out by saying that $5,999 is a lot of money for a camera, so it may not please everyone. However, there are many cameras around this price point that can do one thing really well, and that's it.
The Fujifilm 18mm F1. 4 LM WR is probably going to confuse a lot of people. It's not replacing the 16mm f1. 4 R WR. Nor is it replacing the 18mm f2. Instead, it's living alongside all of those lenses.
Like many other photographers out there, I have multiple lenses in my camera bag. All of them are suitable for various jobs and genres of photography. While it’s nice to pick and choose from a long list of prime lenses, sometimes, it's nice to have one lens that can do it all.
We can all agree that Fujifilm is doing a great job with medium format. Their cameras are pretty compact. They also boast fantastic features, performance, and image quality. But personally speaking, they're still not small enough.
After bringing a9-like autofocus to smartphones last year, Sony is again trying to push sports-ready autofocus into pockets. The Sony Xperia 1 III (and its little sister, the Xperia 5 III) bring real-time subject tracking to the company’s smartphone line-up.
Apparently, we're going to need to wait even longer for the Canon EOS R1. However, today the company let the world know about the new Canon EOS R3. It's currently in development, and more details will come soon.
Sony has a ton of 50mm lenses. And most recently, they announced their Sony 50mm f2. 5 G lens. It's a weird one. No, really, this one has us scratching our heads. If a lens were to have a dictionary definition of mediocre, this would be it.
40mm might seem like a weird focal length to some, but this focal length is loved by many. Falling between the more popular 35mm and 50mm focal lengths, 40mm primes have been making a name for themselves of late.
I've owned a large variety of cameras. And for a long time, lots of companies made great ones. Some swear by the Mamiya RB67. Others adore their Pentax 67. Still there are also cults around Hasselblad's cameras.
Fujifilm is no stranger to shaking things up when it comes to cameras and lenses. They have dominated the APS-C field for some time, and they have taken the Medium Format segment by storm. They are continually innovating; it's what sets them apart from most other manufacturers.
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"I don't really consider the people I photograph as 'subjects' because a lot of them become part of my life," says Chloe Jafe. She adds, "it's a moment of connection, an exchange, where vulnerability is on both sides.
My name is Alessandro Corsini. I’m an Italian artist, photographer, and media professional based in Berlin (Germany) for over a decade. Despite having started with photography pretty early, the journey to fine art photography has been long.
The Sony 40mm f2. 5 G lens has to be something really fascinating. It's the first time in a whole that we've seen a 40mm lens. The last really good one to come out was from Zeiss. And otherwise, there's the Voigtlander that doesn't have autofocus.
Portrait photographers need a lot from the lenses they use. Lenses have to be sharp, reliable, produce great bokeh and beautiful natural skin tones. Another quality they need to have is great build quality.
We'd like to thank everyone for tuning in to Pro Camera Reviews. It's been a fun time through the pandemic. But we're calling it quits. And in our last episode, we discussed why the Megapixel wars just needed to stop.
The L mount system has always been a bit behind the others. They're properly the second full frame autofocus camera system around. They've got tons of lens selection. And there are three manufacturers: Sigma, Panasonic and Leica.
Someone eventually tells you that you need a “style”. You feverishly Google “ Photographic Style” until you get lost in the spiraling tangle of information. This often sweeps away the initial joy that you started with and you feel lost! Don’t worry though! It is possible to find your way back to that joy.
Often, people first pick up a camera out of passion. "I'd love to make nice photographs," says the newbie. After some time, they invest in some gear, and they enjoy the infatuation stage of their new hobby.
Thousands of photographers around the globe absolutely love 50mm primes, and for good reasons. These primes are incredibly versatile and great for many photography genres, including street, portraiture, documentary photography, and more.
I'm fortunate to have traveled to many corners of the earth. I have photography to thank for that. From Los Angeles to New Delhi, I've had the opportunity to make photographs in some cool locations.
Oh, Samsung. What could have been if you had stayed in the traditional camera market. Still, the South Korean giants have done alright for themselves since their last Mirrorless camera. In fact, they are making huge waves in the smartphone space with their camera tech.
Most editors here at the Phoblographer have Macbooks. More specifically, we've got older ones. Hillary and I haven't upgraded since 2015 because of the lack of an SD card reader. To boot, we haven't been delighted with any of the PC offerings out there.
Mike Curry has been a professional photographer for thirty-nine years. He grew up in Yorkshire, England, and moved to London in 1982. In the last ten years, he has been concentrating on landscape and abstract projects commissioned by his commercial clients.
The Hexar AF is one of our favorite film point and shoots of all time. It was designed for street photography from the ground up. There's a lot to love, from the stealthy film advance to the 35mm f2 lens attached.
One of the biggest questions in photography is, do you need a Full-Frame camera to be a professional? The answer is no. If you're able to produce the goods and get paid for them regularly, then you're a pro.
For years, I've complained about overengineering in camera lenses. Japanese manufacturers have worked to create a crystal clear look. There's no character. It's all sterile. You can fix it in post-production, they say.
It's taken a decade, but Fujifilm will have been dedicated to the X mount for this long. That's longer than Samsung was dedicated to the NX mount. It's also longer than Sony has had full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market.
The Megapixel wars that started back in the early 2000s with the rise of digital cameras are still raging today. While many photographers clamor for more Megapixels (because more is better, right?), some know that Megapixels aren't everything.
"I'm not really a photographer at all," proclaimed Platon in the opening of his 2017 Netflix documentary. Hearing this left me feeling perplexed. How could someone who had dedicated so much to the craft tell the world he's not a photographer? Four years later, I was given the opportunity to speak to him.
The 70-200mm f2. 8 lens is meant to be a workhorse lens that can move seamlessly from one genre to the next. Now, Nikon has brought that workhorse to the Z mount system. The Nikon Z 70-200mm f2. 8 VR S is a $2,600 lens that boasts closer autofocus than competing lenses and even lighter weight.
If you've been a long-time reader of the Phoblographer, you probably already know this. Most publications, YouTubers, and bloggers focus on cameras. But we knew early on that's only part of photography.
If you're looking for a Full-Frame Mirrorless camera and want a bargain, have we got a deal for you. The new Panasonic S5 has just gone on sale. There's a $300 discount on the body only (It's just $1,697.
Street photography is a beautiful art form. The process of creating a truly authentic image is what makes it, for me, the best form of photography in the world. The more accessible cameras have become, the more the popularity of the genre increases.
You love your Leica! Let's be honest--it's a badge of honor that you've worked hard to get such a high-quality product. You adore the way it feels in your hand. The way that the classic ergonomics suit anyone and everyone is just a wonder to us.
In the race to the bottom, Getty Images always seems to be first. They bought Photo Disc in 1998, one of the first royalty-free photo stock agencies. Then in 2006, they bought iStock, one of the first microstock agencies.
Spring is one of the best times of the year to get outside and create. If you dusted off your old camera and have decided it's time for a new one, you need to see these deals. The Canon M50 with a kit lens is just $599! The Nikon Z50 is only $829 and just $1,196.
If there is anything that Olympus did, which I always found odd, it was the Olympus OMD EM5 III. As a guy who bought the original and adored it, it felt like a slap in the face to customers. We even thought so amongst ourselves as staff.
Calling all comedians out there: we'd love to feature your funny photography project. We know that some of you are motivated by humor. And lots of you have a funny bone in you. So why not show us? Below are the details on how to apply.
The Leica M6 is probably one of the most famous cameras the company ever made. Heck, Leica even commissioned us to create a post about some of the best lenses for it. It's quite honestly the perfect Leica film camera in so many ways.
Lenses made for the Contax G series cameras are legendary. Zeiss did a fantastic job with them. When you combine that with the Leica M mount, you get what I'd like to call a unicorn lens. With today's mirrorless cameras, the Leica M mount is one of the most versatile on the market.
50mm vs 85mm? That's the question. And most often, it's associated with portraiture. Both of these lenses have their advantages and disadvantages. And the truth has to do with what you want to do with each lens.
Getting into the great outdoors is always special, and there are always so many picture opportunities. But how do you decide what gear to take with you? Do you take wide-angle zooms or telephoto lenses? Perhaps you want to take primes and nothing else.
I am going to confess to you today why most photography businesses fail. In fact, according to author Dane Sanders in his book “Fast Track Photographer,” 85% of all new photography businesses fail in the first two years! Don’t get discouraged, though! You enjoy photography, or you would not be here reading this article.
Sony users are truly blessed when it comes to the number of lenses they get to choose from. Sony has worked hard to build up its E Mount platform over the last few years. They have also worked diligently with third-party manufacturers like Zeiss, Rokinon, Tokina, Samyang, and Tamron.
Are you in need of some new lenses for your Micro Four Thirds cameras? Do you want to stay on the right side of the bank manager (or spouse)? If so, you need to see the deals on these Olympus lenses.
"The camera feels like an extension of my imagination and a natural part of who I am today," explains Clint Kaster. It took Kaster a long time to get to that feeling. Somewhat of an outcast as a child, he was never sure where he fit in.