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Photo by Arno BodyAccording to the latest data released by CIPA, the number of cameras made and shipped in the first month of 2018 barely reached 70% of the volume for the same period last year and the year before that. Not a great start to the year...As usual, cameras with lenses built in—compacts and bridge cameras—continue to show the worst decline, with only half as many of these models shipp
Hands-on with the Pentax K-1 Mark II and D FA* 50mm F1.4Although the changes separating the K-1 Mark II from its predecessor are small in number, the new model occupies a big chunk of the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan. We were able not only to get our hands on the camera, but also the company's upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW that we'd only previously seen behind glass.And t
The impressive little Rylo 360° camera got a ton of attention when it debuted late last year, but unfortunately, the camera was iOS-only at launch. That all changes today with the release of Rylo for Android.The Rylo 360° camera comes with two 208° lenses, 4K video resolution, and auto-stabilization technology, but most of its magic comes from software. The corresponding smartphone app lets you e
CP+ 2018: Nikon's space camerasNikon has a long history of making cameras for use in outer space. A small exhibition at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama showcases some of the company's most famous models.First up is a Nikon Photomic FTN, adapted for use on the Apollo 15 mission to the moon. Although it looks much like a conventional FTN, this modified version features a thicker body shell, NASA-s
The high winds blow the snowflakes into my face, and the stinging feeling in my eyes forces me to look down as I continue to walk forward. I remove the snow that has gathered in the lens hood on my Nikon 200-500mm and, with my binoculars, I search the landscape in front of me.Nothing to see. Not a single mountain hare.I am in a total whiteout of blowing snow, and it's only because of the more cle
CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Laowa 'Magic Shift Converter'Venus Optics has been making some very interesting lenses in the past couple of years. and at this year's CP+ show the company is showing off an innovative 'magic shift converter', first announced last summer. CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Laowa 'Magic Shift Converter'The magic shift converter fulfills two purposes. It acts as an adapter to allow a C
Camera gear rental company KitSplit has announced that it raised $2.1m in seed funding from investors that include 3311 Ventures, HearstLab, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, NYU Innovation Venture Fund, and others. The funds will, in part, help the company grow its presence in Los Angeles, according to TechCrunch.KitSplit is an affordable—and increasingly popular—gear rental company that boasts a large, the company behind the innovative (if still in its infancy) Light L16 camera, has announced a new initiative called Depth Collective that aims to support photojournalists in their efforts at "pursuing the truth." The initiative revolves around the L16 camera itself, which presents as an inconspicuous alternative to DSLRs for photojournalists who don't want to be noticed."In the
CP+ 2018: Hands on with the Panasonic Leica 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPHThe Panasonic Leica DG Vario 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the third and final lens in the company's lineup of high-end variable aperture zooms, which was announced back in CES 2017. Alongside the 8-18mm F2.8-4 and 12-60mm F2.8-4, users have a total equivalent focal range of 16-400mm with this series. As expected, the 50-200mm F2.8-4 has s
First look: Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master OSSIt exists! Well, under glass, anyway. Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 G Master OSS is here at CP+ 2018 in Yokohama, Japan, and boy, is it big. Really big. But as you can see from the lack of labeling on all those switches, this is still a prototype.First look: Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master OSSNow that's a front element. You won't be able to screw any filt is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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