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.

Watch: Take a tour around the Nikon Museum in Japan

Feb 5, 2024
John Aldred

Although Nikon’s been struggling for a little while, they are starting to make some ground to catch back up. But how did Nikon start? How…

SmallRig PH8 is a small, lightweight fluid head with 8kg load capacity

Feb 5, 2024
John Aldred

SmalRig has announced its new PH8 Professional Fluid Head (buy here). Designed for video shooters, it’s small enough for compact mirrorless shooters but beefy enough…

PolarPro’s new Defender Body Cap has a secret compartment

Feb 5, 2024
John Aldred

PolarPro has announced its new Defender body cap. It’s available in Canon EF & RF, Sony E and Nikon Z mounts. But it’s not just…

This guy made a ceiling-mounted camera robot to film YouTube videos

Feb 2, 2024
John Aldred

Ceiling-mounted camera gear is nothing new. There have been a ton of commercial solutions available for decades. But most aren’t motorised, and the type of…

Fujifilm pulls v1.30 firmware update for XF16-55mm f/2.8 lens

Feb 2, 2024
John Aldred

A little over a week ago, Fujifilm announced a new firmware update for the Fujifilm XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens (buy here). The firmware…

Price reductions coming to Canon EOS R3 and EOS R5

Feb 2, 2024
John Aldred

This is something you don’t see every day. Canon is apparently set to reduce the prices of the Canon EOS R3 (buy here) and Canon…

K&F’s new ND100000 Solar Filter blocks 16.6 stops of light

Feb 1, 2024
John Aldred

K&F has announced a new ND10000 Solar Filter (buy here), which offers 16.6 stops of light reduction. This means extremely long exposures for things like…

Canon closes 2023 selling $5.8 billion worth of camera gear

Feb 1, 2024
John Aldred

Canon has released its annual report for 2023, showing some very promising sales figures. While we’ll never get back to pre-smartphone days, Canon showed ¥861.6…

Viltrox’s low-budget full-frame AF 20mm f/2.8 lens comes to Nikon Z

Jan 31, 2024
John Aldred

Viltrox has announced a new AF 20mm f/2.8 Z lens (buy here). It’s essentially the same as the Viltrox AF 28mm f/2.8 E lens for…

PiBZ is a customisable Raspberry Pi camera you can 3D print at home

Jan 29, 2024
John Aldred

There are quite a few Raspberry Pi-based cameras out there now. Many of them, according to Boaz the Ostrich, require you to shoot photos with…