Ron Leach

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Samyang has continued its ambitious barrage of summer lens introductions with this morning’s unveiling of the 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens—a fast, wide-angle for full-frame DSLRs. This comes on the heels of last week’s launch of their SP 35mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS lens for mirrorless cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Konsta Punkka, aka “The Squirrel Whisperer,” is a 21-year-old Finnish photographer known for his amazing close-up portraits of animals reacting to his presence in their natural habitat. His unique approach to wildlife photography has earned him over 800,000 Instagram followers.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2016  |  0 comments

While most photographers in Rio de Janeiro now have their lenses trained on athletes at the Olympics, Joe Capra of Scientifantastic spent time there a year ago creating this ultra-HD timelapse of the city’s most iconic cityscapes. He used an extreme resolution PhaseOne IQ180 digital medium format camera system to shoot hundreds of 80-megapixel images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2016  |  0 comments

The free Snapseed app for iOS and Android phones and tablets has long been a favorite among “serious” mobile photographers who want powerful image-editing tools without a lot of superfluous gimmickry.  And now the app has been updated to include features some of us found missing.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2016  |  0 comments

The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a do-everything, 16-megapixel camera featuring a crazy, 83X built-in zoom lens. In the video below you can watch it get up close and personal with the moon from down here on earth. 

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.

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