November CIPA numbers are out

CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their camera production data for November 2020 (orange: 2020, black: 2019, blue: 2018, click for larger view): November 2020 CIPA numbers DSLR…

OpenAI’s new DALL-E AI program generates images of anything with fascinating success

San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI has created an artificial intelligence program, DALL-E, that creates images from text descriptions. The program utilizes a 12-billion parameter version of the Generative…

After 56 years: The last days of Riviera Salon on Kodak Portra 400

On an early grey wet and gloomy Friday morning I walk through Cape Town’s Thibault Square in search of Riviera Salon. With the weather hanging heavy and dark over the…

Xiaomi partners with BlinkAI to bring AI-powered ‘Night Video’ mode to its Mi 11 smartphone

Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 smartphone, released on January 1, 2021, is the first Android device to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 system on a chip (SoC). While Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is already…

FPP D96 BW Developer – New & Recommended!

D96 B/W negative developer has long been the standard B/W developer for the motion picture industry, and consequently was only available in very large quantities. I knew very little about Kodak’s…

Photographer shares schematics for LIDAR-controlled film digitizer

If you have a pile of medium format film that needs digitizing, as well as an understanding of 3D printing and electronics, you might be in luck. Montreal-based film photographer…

Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN

87% Overall score Jump to conclusion The Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN is a fairly compact, weather-sealed medium-wide prime lens for L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s designed as…

EU has passed a uniform set of drone rules, paving the way for easier flight

On December 31st, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) passed a new set of uniform drone regulations for the European Union (EU). EU member states along with Norway, Iceland…

10 tips to make you more productive in the New Year500px

When Ansel Adams passed away in 1984, he famously left behind a treasure trove of 40,000 photographs. Inside a concrete and steel vault, curators discovered masterpieces, many of which had…

Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 2 with SilvergrainClassics on Jan 9th 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Charys here from Silvergrain Classics. EM was kind enough to give us some space here to talk about our upcoming Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 2 this…