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Godox officially announces the XPro II Trigger for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and Olympus/Panasonic

This one sure took some time to happen. Initially announced back in June 2022 as a new trigger for Leica only, the Godox XPro II has been pretty elusive as far as other camera systems go. Last month, other brand versions started popping up on Canadian retailer websites, but there’d still been no official announcement […] The post Godox officially...

Nikon is limiting third party manufacturers from building Z Mount lenses, a report

This is a bit of an interesting one and it potentially explains why we’ve seen a handful of autofocus Z mount lenses over the last few years – but not the flurry we’ve come to expect with other systems like Sony E mount. According to a report on Nikon Rumors, Nikon hasn’t gone full-on Canon […] The post Nikon is limiting third party manufacturers...

How to get sharper landscape images in camera

A pin-sharp landscape image is a beautiful thing. But how often do we come back from a day out shooting, download our images, and find that we just don’t quite have everything in the perfect sharp focus that we all desire? It can be disappointing, particularly if you find it happening over and over again. […] The post How to get sharper landscape...

Watch Moonshot, a short film about acclaimed astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy

“There’s something magical about it, I’m addicted.” So says one of the world’s best-known backyard astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy in this beautiful short documentary film titled “Moon Shot”. DIYP has covered countless images shot by McCarthy, each one is just as beautiful and magical as the next. The film follows McCarthy into the Northern Mojave...

Leaked photos and a DJI teaser dated Feb 9th hint at upcoming DJI Mini 2 SE drone

This week sure seems to be one for potential announcements. We’ve got Canon expected to announce the EOS R8 and EOS R50 in the next couple of days, OM System is slated to announce their new M.Zuiko 90mm f/3.5 Macro lens, and Sigma’s releasing a 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art for mirrorless cameras. And all […] The post Leaked photos and a DJI teaser dated Feb...

Canon teases product announcement for February 8th – EOS R8 and EOS R50 imminent?

Canon China has posted a teaser to the Chinese social media website Weibo for a product announcement event on February 8th. The event is set to start at 11:50am China time on February 8th, which means 3:50am for the UK and 10:50pm Easter and 7:50pm Pacific on the February 7th. Time Zones are a pain. […] The post Canon teases product announcement for...

Mars rover captures spectacular composite image of “cacao” meteorite

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been especially curious recently, sending back photos that absolutely rock! Yes, that’s right, the Mars rover has found some interesting rocks and has been snapping away. The latest of these is a multiple photo composite of a meteorite dubbed “cacao”, named after the main ingredient for chocolate, naturally. The meteorite...

I got sick of carrying flash around, so I built them into a backpack

The Rig, later named “The Revenant” is an idea that I had at Fanimecon 2019, where I was tired of carrying around a flashgun to get nice lighting. Instead, I wondered if through my backpack I used to carry my equipment around in, could I just use that and hold it static? So I ended […] The post I got sick of carrying flash around, so I built them...

Creating food footage with a 360 spinner

Shooting food footage has always been changing. Aside from getting the framing, lighting, and general composition right, you also need to make sure the food looks good. And if you want to add motion to the shot, it adds another layer of complexity. We took the DigitalFoto 360 spinner for a ride and learned quite […] The post Creating food footage...

Specs leak for OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO ahead of announcement

Development of the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f3.5 Macro ISO Pro (wow, what a mouthful!) was announced back in September 2022 in a road map update. The spot was actually allocated a year earlier, in September 2021, in a previous road map update. Until very recently, though, there was no real news on […] The post Specs leak for OM System M.Zuiko...

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