Posts by Author: John Aldred

John Aldred
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Wide lenses cause distortion, and other photography myths busted

Mar 4, 2024
John Aldred

I’ve always been of the belief that it’s important to be accurate when it comes to discussing the technicalities of photography. That includes using the…

Laowa shows off 15mm f/5 “Cookie” lens at CP+ 2024

Mar 4, 2024
John Aldred

Despite not having been officially announced, Venus Optics has been showing off a new lens at CP+ 2024. It’s the Laowa 15mm f/5 Cookie lens,…

New Shoten lens adapter puts the Canon 50mm f/0.95 lens adapter on your Sony

Mar 4, 2024
John Aldred

Shoten has announced a new lens adapter. It’s called the Shoten L095-SE, and it lets you adapt the legendary Canon 50mm f/0.95 and other lenses…

Free film simulations come to the Nikon Zf (and other Z cameras)

Mar 1, 2024
John Aldred

There’s an online tool for Nikon users. It’s been sitting there, happily running away in the background, with most Nikon owners completely unaware of its…

Canon quietly releases ST-E3-RT Version 3 flash trigger

Mar 1, 2024
John Aldred

Canon has released a new Canon ST-E3-RT Version 3 flash trigger (buy here). They haven’t made a big announcement, though. It’s just started popping up…

Shimbol M7 and Memory 7 Pro 7″ field monitors feature built-in recording

Mar 1, 2024
John Aldred

Shimbol has announced its newest monitors, the Shimbol M7 (buy here) and the Memory 7 Pro (buy here). The two monitors are essentially 7″ versions…

Here are the biggest camera flops of all time

Feb 29, 2024
John Aldred

Cameras are at a point now where there are almost no bad ones anymore. There have been some odd camera releases to get where we…

Make film developing less tedious with this DIY automated agitator

Feb 28, 2024
John Aldred

Developing your own film at home, especially black and white film, isn’t difficult. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a pain, but it’s not difficult….

Watch: FPV drone goes head-to-head against Max Verstappen in a Formula 1 car

Feb 28, 2024
John Aldred

FPV drones chasing cars is nothing new. We see it quite often these days in car commercials. But what about Formula 1 cars? Well, there…

Where to pre-order the Fujifilm X100VI around the world

Feb 28, 2024
John Aldred

The new Fujifilm X100VI starts shipping today, and it has already seen high preorder demand with record-breaking sales. Many places closed pre-orders early, and Fujifilm…