Nikon just announced the Nikon Zf, a full-frame retro camera. This is not a surprise considering that the crop-sensor Nikon Zfc has been here for a while. At first glance, this is an impressive camera, even if you throw away the stylish look. (And it is stylish!): 24.5MP, full-frame, BSI CMOS Sensor; Fast AF; 4K/60p 10bit video; and, yes, six optional colors.
ACD Systems has announced the newest version of its ADCSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2024 (buy here) flagship software. As well as fixing a few issues from users, the new update adds three new AI-powered features to the software.
The new AI tools include AI Keywords, AI Sky Replacement, and the AI Object Selection tool. It sees a few other cool new features and some fixes to address user feedback. It also now remembers your settings when you upgrade the software!
An international team of astronomers has recently made an exciting discovery using the Hubble Space Telescope. Led by researchers at the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen, the team has found and investigated a galaxy from almost 11 billion years ago.
What’s also special about the discovery is that the team didn’t discover it by the light it emits, which would be typical. Nope, this one was discovered by the light it absorbs.
It seems like new cameras are released every month, featuring ever-improving specs and capabilities. So, it’s easy to get caught up in the buzz. However, the older ones among us still remember the joy, simplicity, and the occasional frustration of using older technology. In an era where users often complain about the lack of dual card slots and Eye AF, Arthur Reutov takes a step back and revisits the Sony Mavica FD83, a retro digital camera that recorded images on a floppy disk.
Whenever I see Paul E.T. has posted a new video, I get quite excited. He doesn’t post often, but when he does, it’s very revealing. He goes in-depth into how Hollywood does its magic, breaking down the techniques.
Sometimes, it’s also a tutorial… of sorts. Or a “How I did this” sort of thing. His newest video is one such video, recreating a Hollywood-style car chase in his garage with a couple of RC cars, a projector and a great big TV screen.
A total solar eclipse will cross North America on April 8, 2024. I’m sure many of you will take photos, and NASA wants you to help them do what you do best. The Agency’s recently funded initiative will use the eclipse to advance science while engaging the public. And yes, you can be among those who will be involved and contribute to science with your photos. Isn’t that great?
The wait is over – after showcasing its stunning finalists, the Ocean Photographer of the Year has now announced its 2023 winners. The first place was awarded to 25-year-old marine biologist and amateur photographer Jialing Cai for her stunning image of a paper nautilus floating on a piece of ocean debris. Of course, there are more wonderful images in the selection, and we share them in this article so we can enjoy them together.
Westcott has announced their new wall-based Float (buy here) device for storing your light modifiers. It allows you to get them up on the wall and out of the way instead of littering the floor or filling up cupboards.
Storing modifiers on walls isn’t a new idea, but Westcott and photographer Lindsay Adler have made a solid effort with this one. As well as holding your modifiers, it’ll hold your lights, too. And v-mount batteries.
At 2023 IBC, Sirui has revealed its brand new set of three lenses named the “Sniper Series.” It includes 23mm, 33mm, and 56mm f/1.2 lenses built for APS-C mirrorless cameras. What’s special about them is that it’s the first line of lenses from this brand with autofocus capabilities. CineD chatted with Sirui about the new lineup members, and here are the technical specifications and details we know so far.
We’ve already stepped deep into September, with the first day of fall just around the corner. And we know what that means – warm and vivid foliage made for stunning photos. Like every year, folks at the Smoky Mountains National Park have launched the fall foliage prediction map. It shows you how the leaves will change across the US this fall so you can plan your shoot and get the most out of each location you visit.