Photography

The Problem with Using Large Format Lenses on a Digital Camera

Large format photography still enjoys the status of a noble branch in image-making. Legendary names like Planar, Dagor, Heliar, Symmar, and Angulon — to mention just a few milestones in lens’ history — bear an almost supernatural aura of excellence. But, as film photography has become a niche, the temptation to play with those optics …

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Moment Unveils the Travelwear Line: A Backpack and Tote to Work Anywhere

The camera lens and accessory brand Moment has just announced its new Travelwear line of bags. The company is now a full-fledged camera bag company after dipping its toes with the Rugged Camera Sling that was unveiled back in May. The Moment Travelwear (MTW) line features five separate products: the MTW Backpack, the MTW Tote, …

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Venus Optics Unveils the World’s First 2x Ultra Macro Lens for MFT

Venus Optics, purveyor of some fan favorite (and sometimes quite strange) ultra macro lenses, has just released its newest creation: the world’s first 2x macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Meet the new Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. As the lens’ tagline implies, what makes the Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro …

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Olympus Tutorial Shows You How to Deep Clean and Disinfect a Camera

Olympus Europe recently teamed up with “extreme photographer” Fernando Marmolejo to create an in-depth tutorial that shows you how to properly deep-clean and disinfect both a weather sealed and a non-weather sealed camera body—in this case, three Olympus OM-D cameras. Fair warning: the video is in Spanish, so you’ll want to turn on closed captioning …

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Long Term Review: 9 Months with the Fujifilm X-Pro3

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is Fuji’s flagship stills-orientated body aimed at street and documentary photographers. And while it mostly follows the rangefinder style body of the previous bodies, the X-Pro3 features some significant design changes that will affect the way you use it. The main and obvious change is the new hidden LCD screen with the …

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Eye Autofocus Comparison: Canon Has Caught Up to Sony, Nikon Lags Behind

Back in May of 2019, Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo ran a side-by-side Eye AF comparison that showed (to nobody’s surprise) that Sony was the king of Eye Autofocus. But a lot has changed since then, including several firmware updates and an updated focus system from Canon. Is Sony still king? Jared wanted to …

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Panasonic to Unveil New Entry-Level Full-Frame Camera Soon: Report

Sony isn’t the only company with a new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera in the pipeline. According to recent reports, Panasonic is going to release its own “Lumix S5” camera that’s being described as a “smaller version” of the Panasonic S1. Details about the rumored camera are pretty limited right now. Rumors of a Panasonic Lumix …

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Gets Digital Zoom, 4K Hyperlapse and More in Free Update

If you own the DJI Mavic Air 2, you’ll want to update your drone ASAP. The drone maker has just added a slew of important updates and some brand new features in a massive firmware update that dropped earlier this week. The update, version 01.00.0340, was officially released on August 10th, and it’s a doozie. …

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