Sony's A7 Mark II Camera Will Be Available Next Month For $1700

Last week Sony Japan hit us with a surprise announcement of the A7 Mark II, an upgrade over the popular full-frame mirrorless camera. The initial launch was only for Asia, which left people on this side of the pond a bit confused. Well, we now have pricing and U.S. availability for the new cam that sports wicked… » 11/26/14 10:01am Yesterday 10:01am

Lewis Baltz, Photographer of America's Changing Landscape, Has Died

Over the course of the mid to late twentieth century, photographers set out to document the rapidly shifting makeup of America's expanse. Lewis Baltz was one of the foremost artists to capture the landscape and architecture in an amazingly austere, yet moving way. He passed away this week at age 69 of a long-term… » 11/25/14 3:50pm Tuesday 3:50pm

Fujfilm Stuffs The X-T1 With a Zillion New Features in Firmware Update

The thing about software is that it's...soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device's firmware with bug fixes and supposed "performance increases." Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera. It's replete with fancy… » 11/20/14 9:07am 11/20/14 9:07am

F-Stop Guru: An Adventuresome Camera Bag That Gets a Lot Right

Finding the right camera bag is as difficult as buying the right pair of shoes. They don't fit comfortably, hold your equipment well, and they're never cheap. Yet, they're necessary. Though there are ways to circumvent the disaster that is the state of camera bags these days, the F-Stop Guru does a near-perfect job of… » 11/18/14 11:25am 11/18/14 11:25am

This Ultra-Compact Support Lets You Shoot Hands-Free With Your iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and iOS 8 make it impossibly easy to shoot timelapse and high-speed footage using just your phone. But while the boxy design of the iPhone 5 meant it could be stood on its edge for hands-free shooting, you unfortunately can't steady the curvy iPhone 6 that way. Lots of companies have announced tiny… » 11/17/14 10:00am 11/17/14 10:00am

Impressive 1980s photo of old jet fighters flying over Giza's pyramids

I'm completely nerdgasming out over this image of old jet fighters flying over the pyramids of Giza during operation Bright Star in 1983. If I'm not mistaken, I see from left to right, top to bottom: F-4 Phantom, Mirage (III?), MiG-19, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-14 Tomcat, A-6 Intruder, MiG-21, and A-7 Corsair. » 11/14/14 10:38pm 11/14/14 10:38pm

5 Camera Features You Think You Want, But Are Actually Bad Ideas

Camera geeks are a needy bunch. They all have their opinions and won't hesitate to shout at manufacturers to include their pet requests. But that doesn't mean all those requests are good ideas. Here are five commonly desired camera features that are better left to the trash heap of design. » 11/14/14 2:24pm 11/14/14 2:24pm

VSCO Cam Update Touts Photo Essays, Web Uploads, and New iPad App

In the age of Instagram, VSCO Cam has managed to carve out a niche of photographer-types seeking a more refined experience in their mobile sharing. With some brand new updates, you can now incorporate text for essay-style stories, upload photos from other cameras straight from the web, and do all the VSCO things you… » 11/13/14 9:03am 11/13/14 9:03am

Leaked Sony Sensor Has Potential to Supercharge Future Cameras

If a leaked document from the Chinese site Cnbeta holds true, within a couple of years consumer cameras could see a significant bump in quality and low light performance. The leak describes a Sony image sensor that uses a completely new way of gathering light called Active Pixel Color Sampling. » 11/12/14 10:13am 11/12/14 10:13am

An Eerie Portrait of Brooklyn's Former Industrial Wasteland

Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood long known for its polluted canal and not-so-desirable industrial vibe. But like many once derelict areas, it is rapidly transforming into a landing place for restaurants and young professionals. The still untamed nature of the neighborhood has been artfully captured by Miska… » 11/11/14 1:22pm 11/11/14 1:22pm

You are not as original as you think you are, and that's ok

We think our vision of the world is unique and original, so we use our cameras (and the Internet) to let everyone know about it. This video—made with 465 photographs each of them taken by different photographers—shows that in reality we are not that unique. We all get fascinated by the same things. And that's ok. » 11/11/14 1:10am 11/11/14 1:10am

These Iconic Road Trips Make You Want To Grab a Camera and Just Drive

The road trip is one of the great American photographic traditions. Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, a new book published by Aperture, revisits the journeys of 18 influential photographers as they set out in search of weird, beautiful, and unknown things to point their cameras at. » 11/10/14 4:39pm 11/10/14 4:39pm