Photography News

One of Sigma’s most anticipated lenses for the full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras has an official price tag, and it’s shockingly affordable. The recently announced Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens—a direct competitor to Sony’s expensive 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master—will begin shipping in early December for just $1,100. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art—which is designed
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[embedded content] An engineer has developed a computer program that can, in her words, “remove the water” from an underwater photograph. The result is a “physically accurate” image with all of the vibrance, saturation and color of a regular landscape photo. The technology, called Sea-thru, was developed by oceanographer and engineer Derya Akkaynak from MIT
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AMD has revealed its latest and greatest Threadripper desktop CPUs, promising “unmatched performance with no compromises,” including a huge performance boosts for Adobe users. The new family of high-end desktop processors is made up of two 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs—the 24-core 3960X and the 32-core 3970X—both of which are built on AMD’s 7nm “Zen
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Adobe MAX 2019 ended last night with, perhaps, the most anticipated event of the whole show. No, it wasn’t the reveal of Photoshop for iPad; we’re talking about the “Adobe Sneaks” showcase, where the company demos some of the craziest early-stage technology being developed by Adobe employees. This year’s R&D showcase was hosted by Adobe
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The first release candidate for Darktable 3.0—the popular free, open source Lightroom alternative—was announced earlier today, and it comes with some major improvements over 2.6, including UI improvements, a major rewrite of the Lighttable module, bug fixes, and more. The release of Darktable 3.0.0rc0 comes (perhaps on purpose?) just as Adobe revealed its latest build
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Earlier this year, a group of well-known professional photographers was robbed… by another photographer. Approximately $12-$15K worth of gear was taken from their studio by a peer almost three months ago, and they were only able to recover the gear earlier this week, though they still don’t feel they’ve received anything resembling justice. Seth Miranda,
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Canon engineers have designed a lens that quite literally and intentionally sucks. The lens pulls in air, swirls it across the image sensor in the camera body, and then pushes it out in order to get rid of the internal dust that causes nasty dark spots in your photos. In a newly published patent filing
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[embedded content] An Australian wedding videographer landed on the national news this week after it was discovered that he was just a high school kid who severely misrepresented his experience level, charging clients $1,300 for shaky, sub-par footage that was nowhere near the quality level on display on his website. The story was uncovered by
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An recent court order banning photography outside the Arizona Supreme Court in Phoenix and Court of Appeals in Tucson is being criticized as unconstitutional. The court says the order is meant to stop “abuse and intimidation,” but critics say it infringes on people’s First Amendment rights and puts photojournalists in an “untenable position.” As reported
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Earlier today, Samyang/Rokinon unveiled the new AF 14mm f/2.8 RF lens: a wide-angle prime that becomes the first third-party autofocus lens for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless RF-Mount. The AF 14mm f/2.8 RF promises a 113.9° angle of view, minimal distortion, and “fast and precise autofocus function” inside a weather-sealed, compact design that’s only 9.5cm (3.75in) long
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The Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox system is finally complete. 25 years after the popular light shaping system debuted, Elinchrom has finally debuted “Rotagrids” for all 12 modifier shapes, allowing Rotalux users to better control their light spread. The newly announced Rotagrids are 30° grids that come in every size and shape of Rotalux Softbox, including Square,
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CalDigit has just released a rugged new portable SSD that’s waterproof, shock proof, and blazing fast, with read speeds up to 1055MB/s and write up to 900MB/s. That’s megaBYTES not megaBITS. CalDigit is maker of high-end, high-performance docks, dongles, and storage solutions—you may have seen some of their Thunderbolt 3 adapters at the Apple Store.
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