Complete Nikon D850 Specs Announced

Nikon’s newest camera combines high speed and high resolution in one system
Nikon D850
After teasing the release of the Nikon D850 last month, Nikon has now announced the full specifications for the camera, and they are impressive. Speaking with Nikon’s Steve Heiner, Senior Technical Manager, in advance of this announcement, we went over the specs line by line, and the Nikon D850 feels like the child of a Nikon D750 and a Nikon D810. Nikon... Read more

Doug Menuez Hosts Leica Akademie Workshop

Running September 8-10 in LA, the acclaimed documentary photographer’s class will be held in conjunction with the Leica Gallery exhibition, “Fearless Genius: The Next Generation”
Doug Menuez
Photo by Doug Menuez Photographer Doug Menuez, who we profiled with his long-term documentary project that focused on early Silicon Valley, including Steve Jobs, who gave Menuez unprecedented access—and who recently contributed to our blog post on finding a camera system that’s right for you, is holding an upcoming workshop in Los Angeles, September... Read more

Sony Kumamoto Earthquake Footage Released

The company shares footage of the devastating 2016 quake with Digital Photo Pro
Damage from the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan.
In April 2016, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan, home to the company’s image sensor production facility. The massive shock, which followed a pre-shock of 6.2, devastated the facility. Because Sony’s imaging sensors are used not only in their own products but in the products of other camera manufacturers, the shock set back... Read more

Digital Photo Pro On The Road: Testing Gear In Utah

Our editor is attending PressCamp, a five-day outdoor media summit held in Park City, an opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of gear, from cameras to lenses to tripods and more
PressCamp Utah
Photo by DL Byron, @bikehugger Editor David Schloss is en route to several days of camera and lens testing at PressCamp, an outdoor media summit held in Park City, Utah. Among the gear that we will be working with are the Fujifilm GFX 50S, the Manfrotto Fluid Video Monopod, Sigma 100-400mm, 15mm and cine lenses, the Tamron 70-200mm and more. Be sure... Read more

Self-Assigned Shoot—Vegas In Black & White

Why the Leica M Monochrom has this photographer reacquainting himself with black-and-white photography
black-and-white photography
To me, shooting in black-and-white is like listening to opera—I have to be in the right mood and frame of mind. Earlier this year, that mood happened at WPPI, a wedding trade show in Las Vegas. I had arranged a demo Leica from their booth and, well, the lighting at trade shows is always terrible, so I asked for the M Monochrom, then assigned myself... Read more

Byron’s Blog: It’s Spring, And Copper River Salmon Has Arrived

With the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, capturing the arrival of the first Copper River salmon on an Alaska Airlines cargo plane and the ritual filleting by local chefs in a cook-off
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Following the arrival of the first Copper River salmon on an Alaska Airlines cargo plane and a ritual filleting, local chefs compete in a cook-off and serve the prized fresh fish to the assembled press, VIPs, executives and employees. Because of the high fat content, the fish from Alaska’s Copper River Delta is considered a delicacy and shipped soon... Read more

Byron’s Blog: Shooting With The Canon EOS M6

Don’t think of it as mirrorless
Canon EOS M6
I don’t think of the M6 as a mirrorless camera—Canon told me they don’t, and you shouldn’t, either. Instead, consider it a compact that will take much better pictures than a cell phone, and, if you’re a fan of the Canon brand, an obvious step-up, gift or camera you’d take on a trip when you don’t want the bulk of a DSLR. The M6 isn’t... Read more

Byron’s Blog: What Is Kando 1.0?

With the a9, Sony is certainly “Being in the moment, present with expressive technology”
Kando
At every Sony launch I’ve attended—Sony has been relentless in their release schedule—the president of their North American operations, Mike Fasulo, has mentioned Kando. Each time he does so with a little more emphasis. Sony is now expressing their design aesthetic even louder with an event in Santa Barbara happening now where I’m expecting... Read more

Byron’s Blog: A Tough Little Camera

Testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, as it survives the elements in the Pacific Northwest—and a bike crash
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Tumbling through the air after getting thrown from my bike when the front tire hit a root, I hoped I’d be okay and wouldn’t break a rib, collarbone, or worse. In an instant, I had tucked, and rolled, and hit the ground in motion, minimizing the impact, and protecting my head with my forearms. I got up, did an inventory of myself and the bike, and... Read more

Byron’s Blog: Finding A Camera System You Love

It doesn’t matter what camera you shoot with—really—what matters is that you get the shots
Finding A Camera System You Love
Canon EOS M6 The one thing I’ve learned about camera systems, after reviewing several, is that there’s no perfect one. My idea of perfection would be an Olympus body with a Sony sensor, Fuji’s in-camera profiles and Sigma’s lenses. I’ll never get that, just like the pony I always wanted. I can get pretty close to perfection these days, though,... Read more

Byron’s Blog: Self-Assigned Shoot—Urban Geometries

Using shapes, lines, colors, tones and lighting to create visually interesting and painterly photos of the city
self-assignment
Scene from a typical spring night in NYC. When considering geometries, note that the architect’s vision of the building is ignored because I’m instead concerned with the visual activity around it. In this photo taken during the Sony a9 launch of 30 photographers crowded around the long jump at The Armory, notice what David J. Schloss is doing—he’s... Read more

Sony Announces a9 Camera Specs And Our First Impression Video

The new mirrorless camera has many specs that are unmatched in pro photography today
sonya9
Sony has just announced the a9, a mirrorless camera with many specs that are unmatched in other pro cameras today. Its feature list puts it in direct competition with the top-end offerings from Nikon and Canon, clearly by design. With a custom Sony 24MP sensor, fast processing times and a huge buffer, the a9 can shoot 20 fps for up to 362 JPEG or 241... Read more
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