A new APS-C zoom lens has been announced by Sony, and is set to start shipping next month. The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens features Optical SteadyShot stabilization and comes in a compact, travel-friendly size for pairing with a6000-series mirrorless cameras. With a 35mm format equivalent of 27-202.5mm, the new lens is aimed at being a versatile, “one-lens solution” for Sony E-mount crop-sensor cameras.
Moment has made a name for itself with its beautifully crafted lenses for smartphones. More recently they also teamed up with Freefly to create the Movi, a stabilizer and cinema robot for your iPhone. Today, they announced a new product that follows the trend of shooting professional quality videos and photos with a phone. It’s a 62mm filter mount for their lenses.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its final report on a midair collision between a DJI Phantom drone and a Black Hawk helicopter in September of 2017 that damaged one of the rotor blades of the helicopter, becoming one of the first confirmed and fully investigated incidents between a drone and a manned aircraft.
Yongnuo, known mostly for their low-cost near-clones of Canon flashes and lenses, has announced a new lens, a 14mm f/2.8 with autofocus. This lens is not a Canon clone and should offer photographers a lower-cost alternative for those looking for a wide-aperture, ultra-wide-angle option.
The Nik Collection was a highly popular editing suite that was eventually purchased by Google, who made it free, but also unfortunately abandoned development of the project. DxO bought the collection in October of this year and has now set the middle of next year as the date of its rerelease.
On virtually every front, 2017 was a year of change, turmoil, and upheaval. A year comprised of moments that affected our every day lives in ways that societal and political movements haven’t in recent years past. The tension that has defined this year has found itself mirrored in the art that we create, and in more obvious ways in the documentary subjects captured by filmmakers across the globe.
“Selfitis” may sound like a fake illness, and you could be forgiven for thinking it sounded phony. It was a term originally coined as part of a fake news story back in 2014. Now a group of researchers have confirmed it as a recognized mental disorder that leads to obsessive levels of selfie-taking.
In its seemingly inevitable march toward becoming another version of Facebook, Instagram recently confirmed that recommended posts will now be a part of what users see, further muddying already fragmented feeds. The reaction from most people has been negative, which is unsurprising.