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top 10 sample galleries of the year #5: the fujifilm x-t20: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017, and we've at last cracked the top 5 (see the other winners below). sitting pretty in the #5 spot is a little number we like to call the fujifilm x-t20.the little brother of the mighty fujifilm x-t2, the x-t20 uses the same sensor and image processor, but packed in a smaller, lighter body. we think it's a beautifully designed mirrorless camera that is also pleasure to use – it even earned a silver award in our review.we've got four sample galleries left to go, and the final four represent some of our absolute favorite products launched this year. stay tuned!top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4 #5: fujifilm x-t20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24





treat yourself 2017: the ultimate holiday gift guide for that special person (you): digital photography review

the holidays are all about giving, so why not give back to the most important photographer in your life? that’s right, i’m talking about you.at this time of year there are plenty of gift guides out there geared toward buying for others, but at the end of the day, your own photographic spirit needs nurturing. also, camera gear can be pretty pricey and no matter how much they love you, your significant other/siblings/parents/friends might not be able to spring for that $1600 item on your wish list.in this guide, we’ve rounded up a list of gear designed to pamper you and your creative spirit. from the ultimate pocket compacts, to nicer ways of carrying your camera, to the perfect rugged, portable hard drive – we’ve got you covered.





top 10 sample galleries of the year #8: nikon d7500: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. at the #8 spot we have the nikon d7500, which launched in the spring of this year.this enthusiast dslr is very well suited for all forms of still photography – read how it won one of our editors over – thanks to excellent subject tracking, a fast burst rate, deep buffer, good image quality, and solid ergonomics. it sits right below the aps-c flagship nikon d500 (read how the two stack up) and borrows a few key components from it and the nikon d5.we gave it a silver award in our review – it also scored a bit higher than its closest canon competitor, the eos 80d (read how the two compare). so take a peek around our gallery and see why we think this camera rocks.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4#5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24





top 10 sample galleries of the year #7: the olympus tough tg-5: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. at #7 we have the olympus tough tg-5. and here we thought the compact camera market was dead!all joking aside, this is a lovely little camera. read why we called it 'best rugged compact you can buy right now.' it features a 25-100mm equiv zoom lens and has a hermetically sealed body making it waterproof down to 15m/50ft, drop proof from 2.1m/7ft, crush proof up to 100kg/220lb and freezeproof to -10c/+14f.and for more on the tg-5 here's another full gallery we shot with it on a trip to the washington coast:top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4#5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24





retrographic: the world's most iconic black & white images brought to life in color: digital photography review

there's an incredibly talented online community of colorization enthusiasts and professional retouchers who spend their free time bringing iconic black-and-white photography to life in color. you typically find their work on facebook, reddit, or occasionally featured on photo blogs, but we've never seen it published in any official printed capacity we'd want to display on a coffee table... until now.retrographic: history's most exciting images transformed into living color is a photo book released in september that any photo lover would be proud to own and display. a labor of love created alongside the aforementioned colorization enthusiasts and professional retouchers, the book is the brain-child of author, photo-curator, and royal photographic society member michael d. carroll."through the careful selection of striking images and dedicated colorization research, retrographic takes the reader on a visual tour of the distant past," explains carroll. "many of these moments are already burned into our collective memory through the power of photography as shared by people across the 190-year long age of the image. and now, these visual time capsules are collected together for the first time and presented in living color."the book contains 120 images in all, including some of the most iconic and influential in history—the burning monk, v-j day in times square, the wright brothers' first flight, and many many more. as carroll explained to us over email, the idea was to ...





top 10 sample galleries of the year #6: the sigma 85mm f1.4 art: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. our #6 gallery was looked through more than 1.3 million times. so what product attracted this number of eyeballs? why, the sigma 85mm f1.4 dh hsm art lens of course.oh the portraits you will take! this lens is capable of outstanding image quality – read our full review and find out why we gave it a gold award. not only that, it's one of the most affordable 85mm f1.4 lens available. so peak through our gallery and see just what all the hype is about.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: sigma 85mm f1.4 #5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24





photography gifts for every budget: digital photography review

shopping for a photographer? whether you are one yourself or not, chances are you could use some ideas. from stocking stuffers on up, we've got some photography gift suggestions for every budget.2017 holiday gift guide: under $502017 holiday gift guide: $50-2002017 holiday gift guide: over $200





these are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now: digital photography review

few would argue that in 2017 the mobile device industry is a major driver of imaging hardware innovation. long gone are the days when the size of the image sensor and the aperture were the major determining factors for image quality. instead, phone manufacturers have turned to software and computational imaging methods to achieve better detail, wider dynamic range and lower noise levels, as well as high-quality zooming and dslr-like bokeh effects.high-powered chipsets with built-in image signal processors and sensors with very fast read-out times make it possible to combine image data that is captured by dual-lenses, or several frames recorded in quick succession, within milliseconds. these methods produce image quality that would have been unthinkable on a smartphone only a few years ago and often surpasses basic compact cameras.thanks to those advances in software, but also new hardware concepts, such as dual-cameras, hybrid af-systems and more powerful image signal processors, current smartphone cameras are better than ever before. here is our selection of the best models available in 2017, noting where their particular strengths lie.best display: apple iphone xdual 12mp-camera | 28/52mm equiv. focal lengths | f1.8 and f2.4 apertures | ois | 4k/60fps video | 5.8-inch display apple's brand new flagship iphone x pulls all the technological plugs and comes with features and specifications that we haven't seen on any iphones or even other smartphones before. the iphone x off...





these are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now: digital photography review

few would argue that in 2017 the mobile device industry is a major driver of imaging hardware innovation. long gone are the days when the size of the image sensor and the aperture were the major determining factors for image quality. instead, phone manufacturers have turned to software and computational imaging methods to achieve better detail, wider dynamic range and lower noise levels, as well as high-quality zooming and dslr-like bokeh effects.high-powered chipsets with built-in image signal processors and sensors with very fast read-out times make it possible to combine image data that is captured by dual-lenses, or several frames recorded in quick succession, within milliseconds. these methods produce image quality that would have been unthinkable on a smartphone only a few years ago and often surpasses basic compact cameras.thanks to those advances in software, but also new hardware concepts, such as dual-cameras, hybrid af-systems and more powerful image signal processors, current smartphone cameras are better than ever before. here is our selection of the best models available in 2017, noting where their particular strengths lie.best display: apple iphone xdual 12mp-camera | 28/52mm equiv. focal lengths | f1.8 and f2.4 apertures | ois | 4k/60fps video | 5.8-inch display apple's brand new flagship iphone x pulls all the technological plugs and comes with features and specifications that we haven't seen on any iphones or even other smartphones before. the iphone x off...





photo story of the week: a spectacular wedding shoot in norway: digital photography review

the bride and groom, tim and kylie, were married two years ago in long beach and between all the formalities and rainy weather they were left feeling a little empty handed and did not get the photos they imagined. they wanted to remarry and to be intentional about making their day about everything they could ever imagine.they are both very into fitness and outdoorsy people and love hiking locally around laguna beach, ca. they were intrigued about writing their own vows and going to one of the most magical places on earth that has recently become very popular: the trolltunga in norway.none of us had been to norway prior. we were worried about there being crowds at the trolltunga or the visibility upon arriving to the top. we checked the weather every day for a week before arriving and every day it said it would be sunny. but on the day of their wedding, heavy rains were in the forecast. although it rained throughout the hike, we miraculously had somewhat of clear skies with epic clouds that added a little bit of drama to the composition of the photos.the hike took us a little longer than it typically would: 14 hours total. we all had backpacks weighing around 35lbs. we also had rogue weather... it would be windy, raining and then just stop. although it was definitely physically difficult, your brain is so stimulated from being surrounded by such beauty that it makes it enjoyable. there is some out of this world scenery and half the time you can't even believe what's around y...





behind the scenes: shooting a cinematic short film with the iphone x: digital photography review

photographer ryan earl and filmmaker nick arcivos of amnesiart recently created an extremely impressive cinematic short film. impressive not only because the shots were gorgeous, well-planned, and well-executed... but also because the entire thing was shot on an iphone x.the film is called 'made in paris', and it's a cinematic portrait of elise lepinteur, protégée of world-famous pastry chef christophe adam.it was shot and edited over the course of four days, but unlike matteo bertoli's recent 4k iphone x short film, nick didn't shy away from using a little bit of gear to help take the shots to the next level. "we produced and edited this short piece in only 4 days with the help of gitzo monopods, a dji osmo mobile gimbal and a zhiyun smooth q gimbal," he tells dpreview. "for the macro shots, we used ipro lenses by schneider optics. the audio was recorded with a rode lavalier mic, rode ntg3 shotgun and a zoom h4n, and we also used a marsace mt-01 table tripod and a cheap andoer mini dolly."for lighting, nick tells us they used three led lights: a litepanels micropro, a yongnuo yn300 air pro, and a litepanels astra 1x1. for the interview, they only used the micropro and the astra 1x1.here are a few behind the scenes photos that nick shared with us, showing how some of the shots in the film above were captured:as for how the phone performed, nick and ryan were seriously impressed:we were blown away by the quality of the oled screen, its size is perfect for monitoring...





top 10 sample galleries of the year #9: fujifilm gfx 50s: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. images in each of these galleries have been viewed more than 1 million times – and it's no coincidence that the products featured are also some of our favorite pieces of gear released this year.sliding in at our #9 spot is the fujifilm gfx 50s medium-format camera. we first got our paws on this digital beast while at the cp+ 2017 tradeshow in japan (check out the other cool products we saw there). in fact, much of the above sample gallery was shot in the streets of both yokohama and tokyo, japan. you can read all about that experience right here.the gfx 50s is truly a fascinating camera – it represents fujifilm's entrance into the digital medium format market, while maintaining the ethos of aps-c x-series cameras. find out why we gave it a gold award in our review.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: to be revealed on 11/18#6: to be revealed on 11/19#5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.





top 10 sample galleries of the year #7: the olympus tough tg-5: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. at #7 we have the olympus tough tg-5. and here we thought the compact camera market was dead!all joking aside, this is a lovely little camera. read why we called it 'best rugged compact you can buy right now.' it features a 25-100mm equiv zoom lens and has a hermetically sealed body making it waterproof down to 15m/50ft, drop proof from 2.1m/7ft, crush proof up to 100kg/220lb and freezeproof to -10c/+14f.and for more on the tg-5 here's another full gallery we shot with it on a trip to the washington coast:top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: olympus tough tg-5#6: to be revealed on 11/19#5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24





these are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now: digital photography review

few would argue that in 2017 the mobile device industry is a major driver of imaging hardware innovation. long gone are the days when the size of the image sensor and the aperture were the major determining factors for image quality. instead, phone manufacturers have turned to software and computational imaging methods to achieve better detail, wider dynamic range and lower noise levels, as well as high-quality zooming and dslr-like bokeh effects.high-powered chipsets with built-in image signal processors and sensors with very fast read-out times make it possible to combine image data that is captured by dual-lenses, or several frames recorded in quick succession, within milliseconds. these methods produce image quality that would have been unthinkable on a smartphone only a few years ago and often surpasses basic compact cameras.thanks to those advances in software, but also new hardware concepts, such as dual-cameras, hybrid af-systems and more powerful image signal processors, current smartphone cameras are better than ever before. here is our selection of the best models available in 2017, noting where their particular strengths lie.dual 12mp-camera | 28/52mm equiv. focal lengths | f1.8 and f2.4 apertures | ois | 4k/60fps video | 5.8-inch display apple's brand new flagship iphone x pulls all the technological plugs and comes with features and specifications that we haven't seen on any iphones or even other smartphones before. the iphone x offers a marginally faster f2.4...





is the future of beginner photography a bright orange camera with no buttons?: digital photography review

traditional camera manufacturers fail beginner photographers over and over.they'll gladly sell you a camera with a kit lens, but they've struggled to help beginners with any of the challenges that come after taking it out of the box.it's not for lack of trying; every manufacturer has some form of beginner-friendly mode that will tell you how to open the aperture wider for sharp subjects with blurry backgrounds. but when you put a slow kit lens on a typical entry-level camera, you quickly find that there's more to it than just opening or closing the aperture.only the viewfinder, shutter button and diopter are exposed – no lcd, no dials, everything else is off limits. it's truly a point-and-shoot.and as your memory cards fill up with photos, you realize there's so much more to photography than just pointing a nice camera at a subject – from composition to editing to how the heck do i get these off my camera and on to my phone so i can share them? it ends up being a frustrating experience, and that nice new camera ends up on a shelf at home.i recently paid a visit to a little boutique on university avenue in palo alto that's taking a radical approach to bringing photography to beginners.relonch doesn't sell anything you can walk out of the store with, and it's not a hardware company. their 'photo club' lends out its relonch 291 camera free of charge. specifically, it's a samsung nx camera stitched up inside a brightly colored leather case. only the viewfinder, sh...





ultra-creative nyc 'layer-lapse' plays with night and day... and your mind: digital photography review

filmmaker julian tryba has created a time-lapse that is unlike anything we've ever seen before—and that's saying something when you're talking about one of the most popular (and creative) genres of photography out there. his so-called nyc layer-lapse ditches the traditional time-lapse model of watching the world go by, and instead uses post-processing to inject a little bit of night into his daytime shots and day into his nighttime shots.an effect tryba says is inspired by einstein's theory of relativity, it's quite difficult to explain what's going on in words. here's how tryba himself puts it in the video's description:traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. in the spirit of einstein's relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. the result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.in perfect time with the music, parts of the frame—usually individual buildings or groups of buildings in the iconic nyc skyline—shift from night to day or visa versa. in this frame, for example, the one world trade center is shown at nighttime, while the rest of the skyline is lit up by the same daylight:as impressive as the final product, however, is the way in which tryba made it happen. this was not a 100% manual process. that, he admits, would have taken far too long; he needed to fi...





top 10 sample galleries of the year #9: fujifilm gfx 50s: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. images in each of these galleries have been viewed more than 1 million times – and it's no coincidence that the products featured are also some of our favorite pieces of gear released this year.sliding in at our #9 spot is the fujifilm gfx 50s medium-format camera. we first got our paws on this digital beast while at the cp+ 2017 tradeshow in japan (check out the other cool products we saw there). in fact, much of the above sample gallery was shot in the streets of both yokohama and tokyo, japan. you can read all about that experience right here.the gfx 50s is truly a fascinating camera – it represents fujifilm's entrance into the digital medium format market, while maintaining the ethos of aps-c x-series cameras. find out why we gave it a gold award in our review.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: to be revealed on 11/18#6: to be revealed on 11/19#5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24





canon japan unveils a few silly gear-themed gifts for canon lovers: digital photography review

ahead of the holiday shopping season comes a new catalog of gifts from canon japan. the gifts are styled after the camera company's existing gear, including a coffee mug and travel thermos designed to resemble lenses, a pair of miniature usb flash drives that resemble classic canon cameras, a photo album and thermal bottle with an illustrated history of canon's camera collection, a lunch bag styled after a camera bag, and a picnic mat with illustrations.all eight products, plus a gift set, are available from canon japan now for the following prices:lens mug mg001:¥3500lens mug mg002:¥2500mini f-1 16gb usb: ¥9,980mini ivsb 8gb usb: ¥8980photo album: ¥1800thermal bottle: ¥3780lunch bag: ¥1580picnic mat: ¥3780mug gift set: ¥5,800check them out for yourself below:





polaroid wants fujifilm to pay millions in royalties for instax square format: digital photography review

according to a report by world intellectual property review, fujifilm has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment, asking a us district court to clear the company of any wrongdoing after it was allegedly threatened with trademark litigation by polaroid over the borders around its instax square images.according to the suit, prl ip, the brand licensor and marketer of the ip rights for polaroid instant cameras, has turned against fujifilm, “by suddenly demanding millions of dollars in annual royalty payments, on threat of a lawsuit.”fujifilm says polaroid sent the company a letter in january 2017 stating that the “square form” of photographs taken by fujifilm’s instax camera is “essentially identical” to the trademark and trade dress rights owned by polaroid. in march, another letter said that polaroid would have "no choice but to take appropriate action to protect” its ip rights if fujifilm would not take its instax square film off the market.a third letter, sent in june, demanded royalty payments, and the complaint goes on to say that “on november 8, 2017, fujifilm was notified that a negotiation meeting between the parties scheduled for the following day was cancelled because the lead investor expressly instructed defendants to pursue litigation unless fujifilm complied with demands."plr ip owns the us trademarks covering the borders surrounding instant photographs, but fujifilm's claim says that after filing for bankruptcy and discontinuing many produ...





top 10 sample galleries of the year #8: nikon d7500: digital photography review

we're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. at the #8 spot we have the nikon d7500, which launched in the spring of this year.this enthusiast dslr is very well suited for all forms of still photography – read how it won one of our editors over – thanks to excellent subject tracking, a fast burst rate, deep buffer, good image quality, and solid ergonomics. it sits right below the aps-c flagship nikon d500 (read how the two stack up) and borrows a few key components from it and the nikon d5.we gave it a silver award in our review – it also scored a bit higher than its closest canon competitor, the eos 80d (read how the two compare). so take a peek around our gallery and see why we think this camera rocks.top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:#10: sigma 14mm f1.8 art#9: fujifilm gfx 50s#8: nikon d7500#7: to be revealed on 11/18#6: to be revealed on 11/19#5: to be revealed on 11/20#4: to be revealed on 11/21#3: to be revealed on 11/22#2: to be revealed on 11/23#1: to be revealed on 11/24