This Street Photographer's Start-to-Finish Analog Process Is a Rarity

The number of people who still shoot film is small. The number of people who shoot and develop their own film is smaller, and the number of people who then make their own prints in a darkroom is miniscule. Andre D. Wagner is one of the few. This video is a window into not only his process, but his approach to taking… » 12/19/14 10:28am Friday 10:28am

Field Notes: Sony's A7 Mark II Is a Solid Upgrade, But Video's a Bummer

We recently did a quick preview of Sony's new A7 Mark II, the brand new revision to last year's full-frame mirrorless camera. Since then I've had a chance to spend significantly more quality time with the Mark II, and am ready to ruminate on what's better and worse on version two. » 12/16/14 9:43am Tuesday 9:43am

Field Notes: Grappling With the Sigma DP1 Quattro's Bizarre Shape 

Sigma is known primarily for lenses, but it also makes cameras. The most recent creation is the Quattro series. Like previous models, it uses Sigma's unique high resolution Foveon sensor. But this time around, some serious shape-shifting has been applied to the body for a truly oddball camera that is hard to come to… » 12/11/14 2:18pm 12/11/14 2:18pm

Field Notes: The Nikon D750 Is a Delightful Full-Frame Video DSLR

Back in September, Nikon announced yet another full-frame DSLR to add to its broad lineup— the upper-mid-level D750. Equipped with a pivoting LCD and a handful of video specific features, this new guy is chasing the hearts of filmmakers in particular. At first glance it's a welcome addition to an already proven camera… » 12/05/14 12:18am 12/05/14 12:18am

Sony A7 Mark II Hands-On: Here's What 5-Axis Stabilization Can Do

The recent surprise announcement of Sony's a7 Mark II had people reeling about the first-ever 5-axis in-body stabilization on a full-frame camera. We recently got our meathooks on one of the new cams and wanted to show you just a bit of what it can do before giving it a more comprehensive report. » 12/04/14 4:49pm 12/04/14 4:49pm

MyPassport Wireless Review: A Hard Drive After Photographers' Hearts

In the age of the smartphone, it's becoming less important to be near a Mac or PC to get work done. But if you're a serious photographer or videographer, you still need a hard drive to back up your copious amounts of data. Western Digital's My Passport Wireless gives you that drive without requiring a computer. Not… » 12/02/14 2:45pm 12/02/14 2:45pm

Sony's A7 Mark II Camera Will Be Available Next Month For $1700

Last week Sony Japan hit us with a surprise announcement of the A7 Mark II, an upgrade over the popular full-frame mirrorless camera. The initial launch was only for Asia, which left people on this side of the pond a bit confused. Well, we now have pricing and U.S. availability for the new cam that sports wicked… » 11/26/14 10:00am 11/26/14 10:00am

Lewis Baltz, Photographer of America's Changing Landscape, Has Died

Over the course of the mid to late twentieth century, photographers set out to document the rapidly shifting makeup of America's expanse. Lewis Baltz was one of the foremost artists to capture the landscape and architecture in an amazingly austere, yet moving way. He passed away this week at age 69 of a long-term… » 11/25/14 3:17pm 11/25/14 3:17pm

Sony A7 II: A Mirrorless Camera That Stabilizes Shots With Any Lens

Sony clearly isn't one to be complacent: its compact mirrorless camera, the A7, launched a year ago, then got a video upgrade just six months later. Now, it's successor—the A7 II—has been announced. » 11/20/14 5:18am 11/20/14 5:18am

Fujfilm Stuffs The X-T1 With a Zillion New Features in Firmware Update

The thing about software is that it's...soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device's firmware with bug fixes and supposed "performance increases." Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera. It's replete with fancy… » 11/20/14 12:01am 11/20/14 12:01am

F-Stop Guru: An Adventuresome Camera Bag That Gets a Lot Right

Finding the right camera bag is as difficult as buying the right pair of shoes. They don't fit comfortably, hold your equipment well, and they're never cheap. Yet, they're necessary. Though there are ways to circumvent the disaster that is the state of camera bags these days, the F-Stop Guru does a near-perfect job of… » 11/18/14 11:08am 11/18/14 11:08am

Smartphone Camera Sensors Are About To Get Even Better

Sony just announced a new sensor for smartphones called the Exmor RS IMX230. This jumbled mess of alphabet soup is a 21-megapixel stacked CMOS imaging sensor that promises higher-quality images to your personal pocket computer. Exactly how will it make your mobile pics more professional? Well, a couple ways. » 11/17/14 10:46am 11/17/14 10:46am

5 Camera Features You Think You Want, But Are Actually Bad Ideas

Camera geeks are a needy bunch. They all have their opinions and won't hesitate to shout at manufacturers to include their pet requests. But that doesn't mean all those requests are good ideas. Here are five commonly desired camera features that are better left to the trash heap of design. » 11/14/14 2:06pm 11/14/14 2:06pm