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Meike Unveils an 85mm f/1.8, Its First Autofocus Lens

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Meike has announced its new 85mm f/1.8 full-frame lens, the Hong Kong-based camera gear manufacturer’s first autofocus lens. It’s available in Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E mounts (for APS-C cameras). The MK-85mm f/1.8 features an all-metal body, a multi-coated front element, a lens hood, 9 elements in 6 ...

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Flickr Has Been Acquired by SmugMug

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Huge news in the photo sharing world today: SmugMug just announced that it has acquired Flickr from Yahoo, which was itself acquired by Verizon last year. This deal “will create the most influential photography community in the world,” SmugMug says. SmugMug’s acquisition allows it to gain tens of millions of ...

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Huawei P20 Pro vs Canon 5DS R: I’m Stunned…

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The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone boasts what Huawei claims is the best-ever smartphone camera. It has a combination of three sensors with individual lenses, a 40-megapixel (yes!) 1/1.7-inch color sensor (significantly larger than the 1/2.9-inch sensor in the iPhone X), a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor (both these sensors are approximately ...

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The Winning Photos of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

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The prestigious Sony World Photography Awards has announced its overall winners for the 2018 competition. The Photographer of the Year award was won by British photographer Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto. Here’s the description of Tomlinson’s project: A handwritten note neatly folded and hidden in the crevice of a ...

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Venus Optics Unveils 4 Lenses: 10-18mm, 100mm, 17mm, and 4mm

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Venus Optics has just announced four upcoming lenses that are currently in development: the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D, and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT. The 10-18mm will be the world’s widest zoom lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. Here’s Venus ...

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My Quest to Find the Best Photography Gloves

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After almost freezing my hands during an Iceland photo trip, I began a long search for proper winter gloves that would be both warm and ergonomic for operating a camera. For many years, most of my photo career was based on shooting the gorgeous seascapes and landscapes of Portugal. Even ...

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Canon Unveils IVY, A Compact Wireless Photo Printer

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Canon has just announced IVY, a new compact photo printer that lets you create tiny prints on the go without any cables involved in the process. The IVY itself measures just 4.7×3.2×0.7 inches (11.9×8.1×1.8 cm) and weighs 5.6 oz (160 g), so you can carry it around in your camera ...

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Photographer Drops Luxury Elephant Skin Bags After Outcry

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Well-known Danish photographer Thorsten Overgaard has stopped offering luxury elephant skin camera bags for sale after word of the bags got some photographers up in arms. The 53-year-old Overgaard, known for his photography writing and workshops, sells luxury camera bags and bespoke suitcases through a partnership with Italian luxury designer ...

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