Godox has today announced new firmware updates for the Godox V1 round head speedlight for Nikon, Canon and Sony. The update for all three versions of the flash offers an improved heat protection system, and adjust the control methods using the built-in modelling LED.
In April, Canon’s Q1 2019 financial report presented a 23% decline in camera sales, with an 81% drop in operating profit vs Q1 2018 and an anticipated 25.8% drop in operating profit across the year as a whole. Now, three months later, Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that the projected figure has now increased to a 40% reduction for the year.
The massive drop in operating profit, they say, is down to “a slowing European economy and slumping chip market”. And the projections are expected to drop further when Canon presents its first-half earnings next week.
Earlier this year, a leaked design prototype showed us that Instagram could start hiding like counts from your followers. The feature is now being tested and it hides the total number of likes and video views for some people in seven countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, and Japan.
As an attempt to make Instagram a friendlier place, the company has introduced a new policy regarding account disabling. From now on, Instagram will detect if you violate its policies, and warn you before disabling your account. This means that more accounts will be subject to deletion. But on the other hand, you’ll be notified if you’re in the risk of being banned, so you can make your future posts appropriate.
In this age of the fight against plastic, cardboard has become a common construction material again. Coffee places the world over have switched out to cardboard straws, Google Cardboard remains one of the most popular VR “headsets” for your phone, and now Kodak is using cardboard to make their new Mobile Film Scanner.
“Scanning” film with a phone or digital camera is not a new idea, but it typically comes at a heavy expense. But for those who want to scan with their phone, they usually don’t want to spend a lot of money. Kodak’s new Mobile Film Scanner only costs $40.
If you’re going to get serious about shooting all the time the best camera you can buy yourself is a quality compact. High End DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras can be intimidating to shoot with for the everyday, not to mention an unnecessarily heavy load to carry. A compact is a camera you can take everywhere, that will distinguish you from other ‘phonetographers’ in both improved control and image quality.
There are two premium compacts that I was stuck between; the Fuji X100F and Ricoh’s GRiii to take on my Trans-Siberian train trip.
It looks like finally making mirrorless cameras isn’t the only thing the big two DSLR manufacturers are finally capitulating on. After recently hearing that Nikon was planning to add IBIS to an upcoming flagship Nikon D6 camera, Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon’s next generation of DSLRs will be getting it, too.
Suggestions that Canon were potentially planning to implement IBIS in a DSLR started to appear last October. Then, just last week, Northlight Images updated its Canon rumours and info page with a new IBIS-related patent. Now, CR believes it may be coming to an impending Canon EOS 90D DSLR, expected to be announced in the next couple of months.
When you shoot video, the sound is as important as the picture. If you want to improve both the sound and the lighting, you can kill two birds with one stone with this awesome DIY project. In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will show you how to make your own sound panels that will help you improve audio, but you can also use them for lighting.
I’ve been fascinated with the idea of incorporating the moon into photos whenever possible. And so, with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing on July 20th, I was excited by the possibility to shoot something special for the occasion: Putting a man on the moon. The man here is Ty Johnson, a paramotor pilot, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As NASA will tell you, getting a man to the moon is harder than it looks. This is how we did it.
Recently, I wrote about Rock Your Ugly, a fantastic, empowering project by photographer Waleed Shah. He would interview people about their insecurities and ways of dealing with them, and then take their photo to follow the story. Reading all those stories from guys and gals who came out and spoke about their insecurities, I wanted to participate myself. But there was one obstacle: I am located in Serbia, and Waleed lives and works in Dubai, 4,000 kilometers away from me. However, we had an idea: why don’t we do it via Skype?
Posing via Skype is not a very standard thing to do, but in this situation, we had no other option. So, Waleed and I agreed on the date and time of the photoshoot. There were so many challenges and setbacks, but ultimately, we ended up with something great! It was both the coolest and the strangest photoshoot I’ve ever had. In this article, I’ll share what it was like from both perspectives: the model’s and the photographer’s.