Here’s a photo shoot FAIL that pretty much seems inevitable in retrospect. In the 20-second clip, a woman on a beach in Rio de Janerio, Brazil strikes a mermaid-like pose for a photographer on some wet rocks along the ocean.
The Nikon D5 was announced in early January but it’s only just now making its debut in the United States. We got some early hands-on time with Nikon’s newest flagship full-frame DSLR at the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week.
Judging by its understated model designation it would be easy to conclude that the Sony Alpha A6300 mirrorless camera is simply an upgraded Alpha A6000 with 4K video capture added to its already impressive feature set. After spending the better part of three days shooting with the A6300 during a press trip last week to Miami, FL, I am confident that the new model is a lot more than that. In short, it’s a real game changer that represents a significant technological breakthrough for Sony, and for the entire mirrorless camera category.
Canon just announced its latest entry-level DSLR: the 18-megapixel EOS Rebel T6. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is designed to offer easy wireless sharing of photos and videos to social media sites thanks to its built-in WiFi and NFC.
We’ve been at the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) show in Las Vegas all week touching and trying out the latest photo gear. One camera we were particularly excited to see in person is the long awaited Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR.
Back in the day when fixed-focal-length optics reigned supreme, the 35mm lens, along with its wider cousin, the 28mm, was known as the lens a portrait or wedding photographer would use for group or full-length portraits or, especially if it had a fast aperture, the photojournalist would use to grab street candids. Today, with our wide zooms we’re often happy enough with an f/4 maximum aperture and we tend to overlook what faster fixed-focal-length lenses could do to help our photography.
Some years ago Steve Simon took a leave from his job as a newspaper photographer in his native Canada and headed south across the border on a self-assigned project. “I’d loved photography since I was a kid in Montreal, roaming the streets, inspired by Cartier-Bresson,” Simon says, “but I’d been working 10 years at the newspaper, doing the same things again and again. I was looking for a way to get the inspiration back, to explore the power of what photography can be.”
Call it “the battle of the printer giants.” A few days after Epson launched its 44-inch Sure Color P10000 photo printer, Canon unveiled two new large format professional printers of its own: the imagePROGRAF Pro-4000 and 24-inch imagePROGRAF Pro-2000.