Ron Leach

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments

The highly anticipated Sigma sd Quattro mirrorless camera we previewed back in February is now officially shipping. Unlike previous Quattro models that featured built-in lenses of various fixed focal lengths, the new sd Quattro is an interchangeable-lens camera with a dust and splash-proof design.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’re like most photographers, you’re a gear freak and love to see what makes things tick. In this fascinating teardown video you can peer inside the high-speed Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens and do just that.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2016  |  1 comments

Canon USA has sent a battalion of 70 expert technicians and support personnel to Rio de Janeiro to provide equipment loans and repair services for photographers covering the Summer Olympic Games that kick off with the opening ceremony Friday evening. And as you can see in these images of the Canon Professional Services (CPS) depot room, their arsenal is very impressive.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  0 comments

Plotagraph Pro is an amazing web app that brings life to your still images by quickly converting a JPEG into a looping animated GIF or video file that’s viewable on virtually any computer screen or mobile device. Initially used for commercial purposes by companies like Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and others, this subscription-based online service is now available to everyone.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  0 comments

The new Samyang 35mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS is a relatively affordable high-speed lens designed for use with Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X and Canon M mirrorless cameras. It’s scheduled to ship in September for around $500, and offers great versatility for low-light photography.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  0 comments

OK all you macro photographers, here’s something different and intriguing that you actually CAN try at home. Watch this video from Macro Room, and observe the hidden beauty of pills dissolving in a small tank of water.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Nikon created quite a buzz Tuesday morning with the introduction of the high-speed AF-S Nikkor f/1.4E ED; a lens they say is the world’s fastest 105mm prime. And now, thanks to some great photographers and the folks at Nikon USA, we can show you the first sample images taken with this new tool for portrait and studio photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  0 comments

ExploreCams is a really cool interactive website that uses up-to-date infographics to reveal today’s most popular cameras and lenses, as well as the various exposure settings and shooting modes used by photographers to make their images. They do this by analyzing metadata from images posted on a number of social media sites.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  1 comments

Mark Udovitch is an Australian radiation therapist with a great sense of humor; a rare commodity is his line of work. He recently came up with a unique way to raise money for cancer patients with his “Dry Shave Off” project, in which he mimics several famous celebrity photos featuring his long hair which he plans to shave off tomorrow.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2016  |  1 comments

This morning Microsoft introduced Pix, a free iPhone app designed to automatically enhance your images and improve upon Apple’s built-in camera app through the use of artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and other advanced technologies. The idea is that Pix is so sophisticated that it takes the guesswork out of smartphone photography.

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