15 of the Wildest Photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

Winners chosen from over 50,000 entries from 95 countries
Photo of toucan eating a bat
The Natural History Museum revealed the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of Year 2021 competition this week and, as usual, there were some amazing photos in this international contest. Spanning a variety of categories including Wildlife Photographer of the Year for both Adult and Young classifications, Animal Portraits, Animals in their Environment,... Read more

Fujifilm Intros Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer

Mobile printer outputs wider format instant photos from smartphones via Bluetooth
Photo of Instax Link Wide printer
Fujifilm introduced the Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer this morning. The mobile printer is designed to output wider format instant photos wirelessly from smartphones. The Fujifilm Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer uses Instax Wide instant film, which produces photos with dimensions of 2.4 inches (H) x 3.9 inches (W). That’s a larger format... Read more

Nikon Intros Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens

Compact zoom lens is for Nikon's Z series APS-C mirrorless cameras
Photo of Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens
Nikon announced the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens this morning. The compact zoom lens is designed for Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless cameras with APS-C size (Nikon DX-format) image sensors, such as the Nikon Z fc, which we recently reviewed here. Though it boasts a 7.8x zoom range, the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens is surprisingly... Read more

15 Incredible Winners in the 2021 Drone Photo Awards

The best of the best in this annual aerial photography competition
Photo of Drone Photo award winner
The Drone Photo Awards recently announced its 2021 winners and, as usual, there are some amazing aerial images taking the competition’s top prizes. The Drone Photo Awards are open to “the aerial photography and videos whose platforms also include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps and dirigibles,... Read more

This Is a Microscopic Photo of an Oak Leaf

Things are not always what they first appear
Microscopic photo of an oak leaf
Things are not always what they first appear. Take the image at the top of this story. While it may look like a colorful sea anemone you’d spot while snorkeling, it’s actually a microscopic photo of an oak leaf. The image, captured by photographer Jason Kirk, was just awarded first place in Nikon’s 2021 Small World Microphotography... Read more

Nikon Announces Affordable Nikkor Z 40mm F/2 Lens

Prime lens goes on sale in the fall for $299
Photo of Nikkor 40mm Z lens
Nikon announced the compact and affordable Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens this morning. The prime lens, which is compatible with Nikon’s Z series mirrorless camera line, is designed for travel, street, and portrait photography. The new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 lens can be used with either Nikon’s Z series FX (full frame) cameras, such as the Nikon Z6 II... Read more

Canon Unveils Two Budget Lenses for Full Frame R Cameras

Lenses for Canon's mirrorless camera system go on sale in October 2021
Photo of Canon RF 100-400 lens
Canon just introduced the new RF16mm F2.8 STM and RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM lenses. These two “budget-friendly” lenses are designed for photographers moving into the company’s R-series camera line, Canon said. “Both lenses invite current EOS R series users and those who are considering a move to Canon’s prominent mirrorless... Read more

19 Hilarious Finalists in the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

Annual competition includes some of nature's funniest moments
Photo of Comedy Wildlife Photo finalist
If you’re suffering from the post-Labor Day blahs, here’s something to lighten your mood and, hopefully, get you inspired to capture photos. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have unveiled this year’s finalists and the images are as funny as ever. Out of the 46 photo finalists in the 2021 contest, we’ve picked 19 of our... Read more

Ricoh Launches GR IIIx Premium Compact Camera

Pocket-size camera features APS-C sensor and 40mm-equivalent lens
Photo of Ricoh GR IIIx
Ricoh this morning officially launched the GR IIIx, a premium compact camera with a large, 24.24MP APS-C sensor that features a notable tweak from its predecessor: a 40mm-equivalent lens in the 35mm format. The previous model, the GR III from 2019, featured a wider-angle 28mm-equivalent lens. Ricoh said the 40mm-equivalent, f/2.8 lens in the new GR... Read more

Tamron Intros 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC Lens

World's first all-in-one zoom with a 16.6x zoom ratio for Sony's E-mount cameras
Photo of Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD
Tamron’s been on quite a roll this year with its lenses for Sony E-mount cameras. Today, Tamron unveiled details of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061), which will go on sale on September 24, 2021, in a Sony E-mount version for $699. According to Tamron, the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD is “the world’s first all-in-one... Read more