Good news! SIRUI just expanded their anamorphic Saturn lineup – In addition to the already existing Saturn 35mm, they have just introduced two new anamorphic lenses: the Saturn 50mm and the Saturn 75mm. Each is a T/2.9 full-frame anamorphic lens that is smaller than a phone, light enough to mount on a drone, and best of all? They are all budget-friendly at under $1,000. We took the entire set for a spin!
My first “real” digital camera was a Canon EOS Digital Rebel. All black, with a vertical battery grip and an impressive 6.3-megapixel sensor, it felt like a tiny miracle. But take that ISO up to 800, and the resulting images were less than miraculous; they were so noisy you’d need earplugs. That was 20 years ago, and while so much has changed in that time, my reluctance to crank up my ISO when the light gets low has been slow to catch up.
Recently I was rummaging around in a box of old cameras, and I stumbled across a cute little Zeiss lens that I didn’t even know I had.
It was a 5cm (50mm for you youngsters out there) f: 3.5 Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar. I researched its serial number (in the 411,000 range) to discover this little lens was manufactured in 1920, that’s 103 years ago.
Over the past year, generative AI has completely transformed how we work and create Sadly, it has led to countless misuses and fake news. After recent cases of using Adobe Stock AI content to spread false information, the platform has announced new policies regarding AI images of real events. The company says the changes are necessary to prevent the misuse of AI-generated images to mislead or deceive people.
If you are sitting on a big stash of old Nikkor lenses, MonsterAdapter has some really big news. Their new LA-FE2 adapter does something no other adapter has done before. Support for screw-drive autofocus lenses on modern mirrorless cameras.
One minor issue, though. Bad news for Nikon shooters who were hoping this would fix what was missing from Nikon’s own FTZ adapters. MonsterAdapter has only announced the adapter for Sony’s E-mount. Not Nikon’s Z-mount.
Paco Farero is a landscape photographer from Spain who specialises in nighttime photography. His images are a blend of impressive landscapes, astrophotography, and light painting. However, he never lets technical challenges take away the emotional connection and beauty within his photographs.
Paco is passionate about teaching, photography, and travel, and has managed to fork out a career where he is able to successfully combine the three activities.
Last month, an annular solar eclipse was visible over the United States and Central and South America (and from space). Astrophotographer Jason Kurth captured it and turned it into a stunning timelapse. He shot over 200,000 images and ended up with one of the most detailed videos of a “ring of fire” solar eclipse we’ve ever seen.
Monogram, whom you may know as Pallet Gear, is entering the mechanical keyboard market. However, unlike most keyboards in the market, their new Monogram Keyboard is not only mechanical but modular, as well. Monogram boasts many features that are relevant to the creative industry, like macros and added knobs and buttons. If you are a fan of editing consoles like the Tourbox, Loupedeck, or even the previous Pallet console, you should be familiar with the concept.
Right now, the Monogram Keyboard is getting a lot of support on Kickstarter. The project has already reached $60,000 in backing. This is more than double its original $27,000 goal. If you want to get one early, it will cost you $299 as an early backer. A good $100 less than the retail price of $399.
Another lap around the sun means another winter holiday season! Black Friday is still lingering with Cyber Monday sales – and you can see those deals here – but here are some more gift ideas this giving season, even if you’re giving to yourself. In this guide, we’re looking at some of our favourite new cameras of 2023.
Whether stills, video or even flying cameras, here are the ones that have impressed us this year. Keep visiting this week as we release our other guides, including lenses, lighting, tripods, sliders & gimbals, and accessories and gadgets.
Monitor manufacturer Shimbol has announced its new M5 5.2″ HDMI touchscreen field monitor (buy here). It’s essentially a cut-down version of the company’s Shimbol Memory I Pro monitor recorder, at a very low budget.
The monitor lacks the SDI inputs of its Memory I Pro sibling and it also can’t record. But those missing features knock $300 off the purchase price, making for an attractive low-budget field monitor.