Photography Gear

Tower Semiconductor—the Israeli sensor manufacturer formerly known as TowerJazz—just dropped a significant hint that Nikon is using Tower sensors in two of its APS-C cameras. This is an interesting development, given that most Nikon cameras almost certainly use Sony sensors. The “revelation” was discovered by Nikon Rumors on Page 32 of Tower Semiconductor’s”investor and analyst
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Roger Cicala and his team at Lensrentals recently embarked on a fascinating experiment. Using the ample stock of cameras at their disposal, they started to examine the variation in ‘flange to sensor’ difference between individual copies of the same camera body, and what they found is both surprising and educational. This experiment is being published
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Razer has updated its top of the line laptop for creative professionals: The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. This update–which comes just 7 months after Razer unveiled the very first ‘Studio Edition’ Blade–packs even more power into the laptop, while fixing basically every gripe that we had with the first version when we reviewed it
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[embedded content] Andrew of the YouTube Channel Andrew & Denae is back with another helpful “blind taste test” for camera lovers. This time, he’s not comparing color science—he’s comparing the results from Fuji’s X-Trans sensors agains images captured through a standard Bayer Filter. For anyone who needs a refresher, Fuji’s X-Trans sensors replace the standard
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[embedded content] JP Morgan and Kenneth Merrill over at The Slanted Lens have put together an in-depth sensor size comparison that will definitely spark some conversation. They’ve compared medium format, full-frame, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds, in a side-by-side shootout—taking identical photos and making large prints to see how the image quality and dynamic range
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[embedded content] Photographer Matt Irwin recently took to his YouTube channel to share a theory—or maybe it’s just a glimmer of hope—about Nikon’s plans for the mirrorless Z mount. That theory is that Nikon wants to turn the Z-Mount into an all-encompassing system that includes APS-C, full-frame, and medium format cameras. To be clear, this
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[embedded content] Ricoh released a 40-minute video presentation last night on YouTube, detailing its plans for several Pentax products that are “in-development.” The video was released in lieu of a CP+ 2020 presentation, and shared details about the upcoming APS-C DSLR, one previously-announced 85mm lens, and two brand new lenses we hadn’t heard about before.
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The Irvine, California-based photography gear startup Aurora Aperture has announced a new next-generation rear mount filter system. It’s designed to be an elegant solution for photographers to use filters on ultra-wide lenses that don’t have a front filter thread. Traditionally, photographers using such lenses would have to choose between using lower-quality gel filters on the
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While I used a tripod to create this image of Crater Lake many years ago, with the stabilization tech now available I could have easily shot this image hand-held at the 1/6 sec. exposure it was made at. It’s a new world of lightweight backcountry shooting when images like this are possible without a tripod.
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Sony today unveiled the world’s very first image sensors that have artificial intelligence capabilities built-in. The sensors are capable of processing captured images and extracting intelligent metadata at high speeds. The upcoming IMX500 and IMX501 intelligent vision sensors can be paired with cloud services, and having built-in AI “reduces data transmission latency, minimizes any privacy
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Composing wild-life subjects in motion, like this pair of capuchin monkeys, can be quite challenging, particularly if they’re moving erratically. But with the E-M1 Mark III’s fast burst mode and its ability for you to quickly set or reset the camera’s focus point using the camera’s new joystick, you can be reasonably sure you’ll not
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