Ricoh announced two new K- Mount lenses, namely HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 and HD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW. The two lenses can be used in any K-mount cameras which are mostly used by Pentax.
The 35mm F2 is a compact lens. It claims to have a high-performance and being a wide-angle lens, covers the full-frame image circle of PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. The new 35mm is said to have been based on the smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 AL. The PENTAX-FA 35mm was a very popular lens for photographers when they shot in film cameras. The new lens boasts of a high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating that is applied to the optical elements. It is said to produce [...]
Earlier this week, Apple announced the “Shot on iPhone” contests for photographers who wanted to showcase their talent. The pictures would be judged by a panel of 10 professionals and the winners would get a spot in Apple billboards across the world.
The contest asks the users of the latest iPhones in town, namely the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR to submit their best photos via Twitter, Instagram, email, or Weibo. The 10 best photos — selected by a panel of judges that includes Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller and former White House photographer Pete Souza will be featured “on billboards in select cities, Apple retail [...]
The photography industry is evolving rapidly and has seen a lot of ups and down in the past twenty years. With micro four thirds cameras giving way to 35mm film, film cameras giving way to point and shoot and then ultimately 35mm DSLRs and now Mirrorless cameras. The industry has changed as and when consumers have needed it to. During the war, cameras such as Zenit and Zorki were built robustly for the soldiers to take to war. As time went by, camera manufacturers started focussing on bigger image sizes, instant print cameras and so on. But now, we are knocking on the doors of 2019, which may dawn a new era in the camera and overall photography industry. Let’s find out which [...]
Smartphones have improved in leaps and bounds over the past few years and so have their cameras. With cameras getting better by the day, customers are shifting to these handy devices for their photographic needs instead of lugging around a difficult to use DSLR. This means learning how to use your smartphone camera and using it to the fullest. A phone camera these days has a lot of features for customisation which can make your images better. Let’s discuss five tips that can make your images better instantly.Use HDR Mode
The HDR mode is an extremely useful when it comes to phone photography. More often than not, you will find yourself shooting subjects with a strong [...]
CES 2016 has seen a number of high profile launches, and device confirmations already, and now jumping into the mix is the Chinese Smartphone maker, Oppo, which in its latest official communications has invited the media, and its partners to a launch event on the 28th of this month. Keeping in mind how Oppo conducts its business, this press event could well see the Chinese company bring to the market its much awaited Oppo F1.
Teasing the media, and fanboys alike, the company tweeted,”Attention photography lovers! Something exciting is coming your way. Stay tuned.” The phone is rumoured to come equipped with an above par 13 Megapixel snapper, with ‘Phase [...]
In another of its firsts, OnePlus has now launched a photography app called Reflexion. It has been released as an inspiration of OnePlus X, celebrating OnePlus’ latest device.
“Inspired by our latest device, Reflexion…easy-to-use photography app that explores contrasts and harmony in everyday moments. Capture your world, express your unique personality and share it with those you care about,” says the company.
The app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices. Basically, what the app does is take two photographs, one from the front camera, the other from the rear camera, and it stitches them together in an X-pattern on [...]
It all started with a desire to capture a moment, to freeze it in time and space -to get back to when the heart thus desired once again. And that is how, ladies and gentlemen, the thought of the first photograph, even though that’s not what it was called yet, came to be. The thought led to efforts which led to results and one fine day, humans had discovered a way to record memories, which they eventually chose to call photography.
However, cameras came into existence much before photography. It all started with the camera obscura -a Latin term which translates into ‘dark room’.
It was the very first device that led to photography [...]
Point-and-shoot cameras have become somewhat of a relic in the smartphone age. Not that you don’t spot the occasional DSLR user around some touristy place, but the charm of it all seems to have been lost. Why would you go for a bulky camera when companies like Samsung and Apple give you some of the best quality cameras right in your smartphone? Well, there’s a company called Light, a photography startup that is looking to bring back the magic of point-and-shoot cameras, with a twist.
Light has devised a way of turning a point-and-shoot camera into something you don’t see too often. The company has crammed 16 cameras into one body. This quirky idea will be [...]
Have you ever felt that the pictures you take of popular places around you have been photographed to no end? You go to a beautiful location and you’re ready to take pictures to upload on Instagram and Pinterest, but you look around and find everyone else doing the same thing – taking pictures from generic positions and angles.
Well, what if we told you that there is a camera that pushes you to take new and innovative pictures of popular locations and won’t let you click them from angles that are too common? This is exactly what a German designer Philipp Schmitt has developed. Schmitt has created a concept camera called, Camera Restricta, that stops you from [...]
National Geographic has announced the commencement of its yearly traveler photo contest. Anyone who has traveled places just for the zeal of photography can make their submission in the contest. The last date for entries is June 30.
The bar of competition is really high this time. Photographers have waited long to capture the perfect shot, and their submissions narrate a story of utmost patience. The winner of the contest will win an eight-day National Geographic photo expedition for two to Costa Rico and Panama Canal.
Here’s a glimpse of stunning pictures that capture the devotion of [...]
These days digital cameras are found in a variety of other gadgets – including cell phones. In fact Camera Phones are one of the fastest growing segments of the digital camera market and with the improvements in the quality of what is being offered in some phones (higher megapixels, better lenses, high capacity storage) some believe that they are beginning to win market share away from the low end offerings of many digital camera manufacturers.
So keeping that in mind, we present to you some basic tips to improve the quality of images that you click from your cell phone.1. Stand Still
If the Nikon D600 is a bit much for you , then you might want to look at Nikon D5200 a new entry level DSLR. Replacing the D5100, the new Nikon D5200 comes with several upgrades such as a new 24.1-megapixel sensor, Expeed 3 image processor and a new 39-point AF system.
The Nikon D5200 offers a 39-point AF system for smarter focusing and tracking of moving subjects (compared to the 11-point module on the D5100), a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor ( D5100 judged exposure based on just 420 pixels), and a new Expeed 3 processor that permits up to five shots per second (D5100 had 4 fps).
One of the Main [...]