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Pentax 17: New film camera is received with mixed views

They really did it: Ricoh has launched the new Pentax 17 film camera. It's half-format with a default portrait mode, pretty much as the young smartphone users love it, Will it be successful? And what do the first reviewers say?

Leica acquires Fjorden and launches new Leica Lux smartphone application to mimic M lenses

Leica today announced the acquisition of Fjorden Electra SA, the Norwegian iPhone developer. Simultaneously, a new Leica Lux application was launched in the Apple App Store, representing the first product of the new partnership. Fjorden was founded by Dr Victor Henning in Oslo in 2020 with the aim of developing iPhone apps and accessories for the global market.

Panasonic Lumix GH7 camera is aimed at the videographer

The new flagship Lumix GH7 is claimed to deliver outstanding video performance with a wide dynamic range, a newly developed 25.2MP BSI CMOS sensor....

Jason’s Newsround: Third-party lenses, a photographer’s best friends

If you own an interchangeable-lens camera, chances are you own a couple of third-party lenses, delivering high optical performance at low cost. This week, we have good news from the world of third-party lenses.

Sigma 28-45mm f/1.8 DG DN | Art: World’s first constant f/1.8 full-frame mirrorless zoom

The new Sigma 28-45mm f/1.8 DG DN | Art is claimed to be the first full-frame zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of f/1.8. Sigma says that this fast zoom delivers sharpness and clarity comparable to that of a prime lens throughout the range. Sigma has already pioneered fast zooms with the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM | Art and the 25-35 f/2 DG HSM and the DN (digital native) 28-45mm f/1.8 adds to this impressive line up to join the latest lenses designed expressly for mirrorless cameras.

Street Photography: My pocketable, relatively affordable, extremely stylish Leica companion

The debate rages on about the best camera for street photography, but Keith would argue that a discontinued gem, the Leica TL2, is a great option out on the street.

Jason’s Newsround: The trickle becomes a flood — it’s raining new M-lenses from China

We are enjoying a wave of new camera and lens options from two powerhouse manufacturing nations: Japan and China. From reimagined vintage lenses, to innovative camera bodies, it's a great time to be in the M- and L-Mount ecosystems.

Leica Announces D-Lux 8: Latest version of the entry-level camera, sporting design cues from...

Leica has announced the launch of the D-Lux 8, a reimagined version of its entry-level camera, now drawing on design cues from its highly successful Q-series.

Panasonic Announces the LUMIX S9: A new, compact, full-frame, L-Mount camera

Panasonic takes aim at social network-savvy photographers and videographers with the new Lumix S9, a compact, full-frame, L-Mount camera.

Jason’s Newsround: How many megapixels does it take to exceed the resolution of your...

The sensor resolution of modern digital cameras continues to grow, but at what point will they exceed the resolving power of the human eye?

Lawrence of Arabia: It’s 89 years since he died on his beloved Brough motorcycle

The story of T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, continues to fascinate 89 years after his death. He died in a motorcycle accident while riding his cherished Brough Superior SS100 on 29 May 1935.

Sigma 24–70mm f/2.8 Art Zoom: Second generation is lighter, smaller with higher performance

The second-generation Sigma 24–70 f/2.8 DG DN |Art zoom is launched today. It promises improved optical performance and a welcome ten percent weight reduction with a seven percent size bonus...

Fujifilm announces new medium-format and APS-C cameras

Two new Fujifilm cameras, the GFX100S Mark II and the X-T50 are announced today. The medium-format GFX features a 102 megapixel sensor, which is approximately 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor. In, the new X-T50 is a true lightweight at 438g.

Photo Fair season in full swing — from London to Paris

Photo fair season is upon us. We preview the forthcoming Photokina and Bievres fairs. We also have news of a new Fujifilm House of Camera in London and a detailed look at how the human eye works.
Sample image to illustrate what matters when choosing the right L-Mount lens: This one was taken with the Panasonic Lumix 24-105/4

Choosing the right L-Mount lens: Range versus aperture, that is the question

What is more important for a zoom lens: range or aperture? Read a few answers to these old questions - and a suggestion that opens even more options...