Fujifilm announces new 35mm equivalent f/2 lens along with the new selfie-friendly X-A3 camera

Fuji has announced two new products, an entry-level camera and an X-series lens. You can get all of the details on the new Fujifilm X-A3 camera here and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens here. Discussing the camera first, the Fujifilm X-A3 includes a newly-developed 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a compact, selfie-friendly camera body. The retro-inspired design includes numerous physical controls and an improved tilting mechanism for the 3-inch rear LCD, which can now tilt 180 degrees versus the 175 degrees of the X-A2. In...
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Finally: The Canon 5D IV is a ground-up redesign with goodies for photographers and videographers alike

It's been a while coming, but we have good news, Canon fans: The 5D Mark IV is finally here and it's a ground-up redesign with plenty of improvements to please photographers and videographers alike. If you're as excited as we are for the arrival of the Canon 5D IV, you'll want to stop reading this article now and jump over to our preview instead, complete with the in-depth analysis you've come to expect from IR and exclusive extra content from some of the photographers in Canon's renowned Explorers of Light program to...
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Canon announces 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lenses; 7D II kit with bundled Wi-Fi card

Alongside the launch of the new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, the company has today made several other announcements that will be of interest both to prospective 5D IV buyers, and to those using the company's other DSLRs. Among the new products are updated 16-35mm f/2.8L and 24-105mm f/4L lenses, Canon's first Wi-Fi equipped SD card, and a new bundle for the Canon 7D II featuring both the new Wi-Fi card and 18-135mm lens. We'll start off the rundown with a look at the new lenses, and first of all, with the new EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM...
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$1 rain protection: How to protect your gear from the elements with a garbage bag and rubber band

Do you have a camera in need of rain protection? Do you have $1? Great! You're in luck because you have enough money to solve your problem and protect your camera from the elements. Even when I'm using a camera with some built-in weather resistance, if it's raining or snowing particularly hard, I want to further protect the camera. Why take any chances, right? Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj has a clever, simple and affordable solution that requires only a plastic bag, your lens hood and a rubber band. You screw your lens hood...
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From Instagram to a DSLR: Smartphone photography driving DSLR sales in India says Nikon, Canon

According to theHindustan Times, smartphone photography might actually be driving DSLR sales rather than cannibalizing them. Kazuo Ninomiya, managing director of Nikon India, says that the company has been using interest in photography generated by smartphones to promote photography and higher-end, dedicated cameras to customers. Canon India's CEO Kazutada Kobayashi echoes Ninomiya's sentiments, too. "With the advent of smartphones, the number of clicks has increased considerably," he notes, "and the market for the imaging...
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Film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan discusses the challenges of capturing a movie in a single frame

For a recent episode of Adorama TV's "Out of the Darkroom with Ruth Medjber," Medjber spoke with film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan. Monaghan is a self-taught photographer with a background in architecture, and he thinks the two disciplines share very similar core values with one another. In an interesting crossover, he moved from architecture to architectural photography and then to working with playwrights in Belfast, Ireland to document their theatre work. After making the decision in 2009 to move to photography full-time,...
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Robotic arm becomes food photographer: Deconstructed burger looks delicious in slow motion

You might think it's simple to make a great-looking burger shot, but it really isn't. Steve Giralt is not only a talented commercial photographer, but he's also a visual engineer. What this basically means is that he comes up with creative solutions to problems. In this case, the problem was how to make a slow motion video of a burger being put together. The solution? A Phantom 4K, high speed motion control robot and ingenuity. The ketchup and mustard were thrown into the air using a 3D-printed two-sided catapult. The bun,...
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