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Sigma 16mm, 30mm and 56mm F1.4 DC DN C for Canon Review

2 Apr 2020 - 05:00 from

It's rather an understatement to say that Canon have been less than supportive of their APS-C sensor, EF-M mount camera range. With just 8 native lenses released since the system was launched 8 years ago, there's been very little opportunity to progress beyond the slow zoom lenses that have dominated the line-up, unless you've been prepared to adapt a DSLR lens. All of that has changed, though, with Sigma's recent introduction of three ultra-bright yet affordable F1.4 prime lenses, providing a much-needed boost for EOS M owners. Read our Sigma 16mm, 30mm and 56mm F1.4 DC DN C for Canon Review to find out if they're the shot in the arm that Canon's neglected system needs (the short answer is yes)...

Canon Adds 24p Video to EOS M6 Mark II

1 Apr 2020 - 13:30 from

Canon has released firmware version 1.1.0 for the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera which adds the much-requested option to capture movies at a frame rate of 24p.

Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 Review

31 Mar 2020 - 13:00 from

The Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 is the third standard prime lens that Fujifilm have released for their X-series compact system cameras. They already offer a faster "nifty-fifty" in the XF 35mm F1.4 R and also a better-constructed, weather-proof version in the XF 35mm F2 R WR , so why should you consider this cheaper lens? Read our Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 review to find out...

Canon Livestream for NAB Show on April 20th

31 Mar 2020 - 09:30 from

Canon USA have announced that they will be holding a livestream, or virtual press conference, on April 20th for their "new professional imaging products and technologies".

As April 20th is slap bang in the midle of the date range for this year's cancelled NAB show in Las Vegas, it's probably safe to assume that Canon will be focusing on their cine and camcorder product lines in the livestream, which will start at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT) on Monday, April 20, 2020.

They may, however, spring a surprise and also formally announce all the details about the new Canon EOS R5 professional mirrorless camera, which we saw in person last month, as well as the much-rumoured EOS R6, said to be a more affordable step-down model from the R5.

We'll all need to tune in on April 20th to find out just exactly what Canon have up their virtual sleeves.

Sony Livestream for NAB Show on April 20th

31 Mar 2020 - 09:00 from

Sony have announced that they will be holding their NAB 2020 press conference digitally in an online livestream, after the Las Vegas show was cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus.

Given the nature of the show, expect to see an obvious focus on the cine side of Sony's product range. This could possibly include the launch of the now near-mythical Alpha A7S Mark III, but we wouldn't hold even our virtual breath for too long.

Sony's NAB online press conference time will start at 9:00am PST on Monday April 20, 2020.

Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Review

30 Mar 2020 - 14:30 from

The brand new RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is the cheapest zoom lens available for Canon's EOS R and RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, offering a versatile focal range in a compact, lightweight design with built-in 5-stop image stabilisation and macro capabilities. Read our in-depth Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 review to discover if this is the perfect partner for the EOS RP, complete with a gallery of full-size sample images...

Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 Sample Images

27 Mar 2020 - 12:30 from

Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 lens. The XC 35mm F2 is a fast yet affordable standard prime lens for Fujifilm's range of APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras.

HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Series Smartphones

26 Mar 2020 - 14:00 from

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 are three new flagship smartphones with powerful cameras, high performance 5G and cutting-edge design.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, RRP 899) will launch in the UK in Black and Silver Frost. The HUAWEI P40 (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, RRP 699) will launch in the UK in Silver Frost (Carphone Warehouse only), and Black (Virgin Mobile and selected retailers). HUAWEI P40 Pro+ pricing and availability will be announced in due course.

Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Printer

26 Mar 2020 - 13:30 from

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is a new wireless printer that can also be paired with the optional battery for extra portability.

Available in late March 2020, the Canon PIXMA TR150 printer will be priced at $199.995 and the optional battery at $99.99.

Silver Fujifilm X-T4 Postponed to Late May 2020

26 Mar 2020 - 13:00 from

Fujifilm have announced that the silver version of the X-T4 mirrorless camera will now be launched in late May 2020, whilst the black version will be available on April 28th.

Fujifilm Updates X-T3, X-T30 and XF 16-80mm Lens

26 Mar 2020 - 12:30 from

Fujifilm have just released new firmware updates for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras and the XF 16-80mm lens.

ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender v3

26 Mar 2020 - 12:00 from

The new Rogue FlashBender v3 from ExpoImaging fits an even wider variety of lighting equipment. A new internal mesh structure improves FlashBenders' versatility, and a new quick-release buckle and high-grip strap make for an even quicker and more secure attachment, all while retaining FlashBenders' pack-flat portability.

Sony Electronics Corporation to be Established from April 1st 2020

26 Mar 2020 - 12:00 from

In a brief statement, Sony has revealed that it is spinning off its Electronics Products & Solutions segment (Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, and Mobile Communications) into the new Sony Electronics Corporation, as from April 1st 2020.

HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW Lens In Development

26 Mar 2020 - 11:45 from

Ricoh have announced the development of a high performance prime lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW.

Scheduled for late 2020, this new 85mm optic aims to provide the best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.

Phase One XT Camera Lens Roadmap

26 Mar 2020 - 11:30 from

Phase One has announced its new Lens Roadmap for the XT Camera System.

The current XT Rodenstock Lens Range is set to expand significantly, and with it grow the applications of the XT Camera System

In 2020, three new lenses will be available for the XT. A 50mm, which will already begin shipping in May, a 90mm and a tele-photo lens.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update

26 Mar 2020 - 11:00 from

In response to a phenomenon that may occur when using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera, Canon is introducing a future firmware update for the camera. The firmware update is scheduled to be available in early April.

The phenomenon may occur when the camera is being used with the electronic level set to "Show" in the viewfinder display. In rare cases, the camera may not perform as it was designed to when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.

Canon is committed to listening to our customers and providing firmware updates accordingly. For more information on this future firmware update, please visit: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Future Firmware Update

Canon is No.1 in Interchangeable-lens Digital Cameras for 17th Consecutive Year

26 Mar 2020 - 10:00 from

Canon has again maintained the number one share of the global market for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras for the 17th consecutive year, running from 2003 to 2019.

From the debut of the breakthrough EOS 300D in September 2003, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products. Canon released six interchangeable-lens camera models in 2019.

Free DxO Webinar Series During April 2020

26 Mar 2020 - 09:30 from

DxO will be hosting free webinars throughout the month of April. These webinars are perfect for beginners as well as seasoned photographers and offer step-by-step workflows and tips on everything from Landscape and Nature Photography to how to fix and solve common issues after the photo is taken.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Review

23 Mar 2020 - 17:00 from

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS is a super-zoom bridge camera with a whopping 42x zoom lens. Available in red or black, the Canon SX420 also features a 20 megapixel sensor, a 3-inch LCD screen and 720p HD video recording. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX420 IS review now...

Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Sample Images

23 Mar 2020 - 15:00 from

Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the brand new Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens. The Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is an affordable all-purpose standard zoom lens for Canon's EOS R and RP full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Luminar 4.2 Adds AI Augmented Sky and Portrait Enhancements

20 Mar 2020 - 11:00 from

Luminar 4.2 now offers AI Augmented Sky capabilities, which enables photographers to create unique, one-of-a-kind digital art pieces. This free update for all Luminar 4 users also contains important enhancements to its portrait tools.

Serif Affinity Photo Now Free for 3 Months, or 50% Off

20 Mar 2020 - 10:30 from

You can use Serif's Affinity apps on Mac or Windows, including Affinity Photo, completely free for three months. There's also a 50% discount for users who would rather buy and keep the apps.

Zhiyun CRANE 3S is a Stronger and More Versatile Gimbal

19 Mar 2020 - 10:30 from

Zhiyun has just launched its brand new CRANE 3S gimbal, which has a modular design offering a wider range of applications and more intuitive control to make even intense chase shots easy to capture.

On March 20th at 12 pm UK time Zhiyun will host a CRANE 3S debut live show on the official YouTube, to fully introduce the gimbal and showcase the field test, followed by a Q&A section here:

Photokina 2020 Has Been (Unsurprisingly) Cancelled

19 Mar 2020 - 10:00 from

After last week's UK Photography Show was axed because of Covid-19, today Photokina 2020, the leading international trade fair for photography, video and imaging, has also been cancelled.

Interestingly, this decision was made not just because of coronavirus, but also because "the imaging market was already subject to strongly dynamic movements.This trend will now gain momentum and must be factored into plans for the upcoming photokina."

The next installment of Photokina is now scheduled for 2 years time, 18 to 21 May 2022.

DxO PhotoLab 3.2 Update Now Available

19 Mar 2020 - 09:00 from

DxO PhotoLab 3.2 has made local adjustment mask management even more flexible, optimized its Repair Tool, and improved PhotoLibrary keyword support.

It also now supports the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Nikon D780, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Leica D-Lux 7 and Leica Q2 cameras.

DxO PhotoLab 3 users can download this update for free.

LEE85 Filter System for Mirrorless Cameras

19 Mar 2020 - 08:30 from

The new LEE85 Filter System is designed for smaller-bodied cameras and lenses. It shares the same intuitive design features and benefits as the popular LEE100 Filter System, which launched in 2019 for DSLRs and medium- and large-format cameras.

The LEE85 Filter System will be available in a range of four kits: Discover, Develop, Aspire, and Deluxe. It will be available to purchase beginning in late Spring 2020 and will replace the existing Seven5 Filter System.

Manhattan Runner 50 Roller Bag

19 Mar 2020 - 08:00 from

The Manhattan Runner 50 is a new cabin-ready photographic roller bag designed for "urban photographers on the move".

Aimed at both DSLR and mirrorless users, the Runner 50 has an easy to use, removable protective insert that converts it from photographic to lifestyle bag in one go.

The Manhattan Runner 50 is available now priced at 255.95.

ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 Update Now Available

19 Mar 2020 - 07:30 from

ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is now available,adding user interface updates, some new features, and plenty of performance enhancements along with new cameras and lens support.

A 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is available for download now. If you previously ran the trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2020, the trial period is reset in version 2020.1, so you can also try this newest update free for another 30 days.

STC Launch Folding Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

19 Mar 2020 - 06:30 from

STC has expanded its range of innovative camera grips with the brand-new Fogrip (folding grip) for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III cameras.

Available in six colours, (leather and metal), the solid build and clever fold-away design enable the camera to sit completely flat when not in use and allows the user to comfortably shoot with just a single hand.

Canon EOS R5 First Impressions

17 Mar 2020 - 20:30 from

We were given a very early opportunity by Canon UK to see the exciting new EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera at a briefing at Canon's headquarters in London with David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist.