Photography Gear

Almost 5 years after the last Leica M-Monochrom (Typ 246) was announced in 2015, Leica has ditched the “Typ” number, increased the resolution, and expanded the ISO range to unveil the new M10 Monochrom: a camera that promises “an unparalleled black-and-white photography experience.” The Monochrom has always been a niche camera for a niche audience,
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The makers of the Platypod have launched their latest product, and it promises to turn the tripod world upside down… literally. It’s called the Platyball, and it’s an inverted ball head with some really interesting design choices and features. The Platyball was just announced on Kickstarter yesterday, and already they’ve raised nearly $125,000 on a
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In a continued attempt to woo vloggers and travel shooters, Sony today unveiled the GP-VPT2BT: a “wireless shooting grip” for mirrorless cameras that lets users switch seamlessly between shooting video and stills on the run. The GP-VPT2BT is a “shooting grip with wireless remote commander” that’s compatible with all of Sony’s latest mirrorless cameras—the a9
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After the Second World War, if you were a professional photographer, then you would have used cameras from companies like Hasselblad and Leica. Photojournalists tended to shoot predominantly with Leica cameras, and they were essentially the standard. This was predominantly due to the smaller, lighter form factor when compared to larger format cameras. Cameras from
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[embedded content] After launching its X-Series line of cameras with the X100 back in 2011, Fujifilm began developing a reputation for ‘Kaizen’ (literally “change good” in Japanese), or pushing out frequent major firmware upgrades that breathe new life into older cameras. Examples of Fuji’s Kaizen updates include adding 4K video to the X-Pro2 in 2017
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Western Digital is showing off the world’s highest capacity, portable SSD at CES 2020. It’s the SanDisk 8TB SSD, and it’s small enough to be easily slipped into your pocket. The prototype drive features a SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps interface that can quickly transfer a huge trove of photos and other files to and from the
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Nikon is set to unveil its new D780 along with a number of other products at CES next week, but photos of the DSLR have just leaked onto the Internet, giving us a first glimpse at what Nikon has in store. Nikon Rumors has published a full set of product photos showing the camera from
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OnePlus has something pretty cool in store for CES. It’s called the Concept One smartphone, and it features a rear camera assembly that “magically” disappears behind a sheet of electromagnetically controlled variable tinted glass. OnePlus revealed this neat (and potentially useful?) feature in a teaser tweet published earlier today: We’re bringing the #OnePlusConceptOne to #CES2020,
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German camera bag company COSYSPEED has created a new product that’s functional, stylish, and altruistic at the same time. The company has partnered with development organization Burundikids to create a new set of lens pouches that are helping to support young mothers in Burundi, the poorest country on Earth. The project was launched earlier this
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[embedded content] Well-known (and controversial) photographer and gear reviewer Ken Rockwell recently put together a fascinating video that is probably best described as a crash course in Nikon lens history. The video covers 100 years worth of Nikon lens history, from the companies original rangefinder glass all the way to the newest lenses for the
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