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This is the Upcoming Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 for Nikon

We reported at the end of last year that Yongnuo was planning to expand beyond Canon lens clones and begin offering thrifty lenses for Nikon DSLRs by the end of 2015. It looks like the lenses are just around the corner: Yongnuo is already showing off the new lenses over in China, and here's a first look at them.

Hands On with the New Leica Q

Leica officially announced their new full-frame Q series camera this morning. The beautifully compact unit features a 24-megapixel sensor and built-in Summilux 28mm f/1.7 lens. Designed for performance on the go, we got a chance to sit down with the Leica Q and get a better feeling for its aluminum and magnesium alloy constructed body. Does the Leica Q feel like $4k? We are going to find out.

Is This a First Look at Canon’s Upcoming Large Sensor PowerShot Camera?

Update: Oops. It turns out the camera was already named and shown by Canon last month. Please see the update below.

CES 2015 came and went, and there is still no mention of the large-sensor, large-lens PowerShot camera that Canon started teasing late last year. However, a new photo put up on Canon Netherlands' PowerShot page appears to show a camera that doesn't officially exist yet -- could this be a first glimpse of the upcoming PowerShot for pros?

A First Glimpse of the Upcoming Panasonic GF7

Here's the first leaked photo of the upcoming Panasonic GF7, the followup to the GF6. As you can see, the company is going after a much more "retro" look with this camera line (as is popular in the industry right now).

The camera is rumored to have a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, an ISO range of 200 to 25600, and a 1.04-million-dot tilting LCD screen that swings open 180 degrees.

The First Leaked Photos of the Olympus E-M5II

The first leaked photos have emerged showing the upcoming Olympus E-M5II. The camera is a followup to the popular Olympus E-M5, a camera announced back in 2012 that shook up the camera world with its retro styling.

Did You Know: We Don’t Have a Clear Photo of Pluto, but Next Year We Will

Pluto has had a rough existence. Discovered February 18th, 1930, the largest object in the Kuiper belt has gone through a number of classifications, eventually settling on "dwarf planet" at this point in time.

The interesting thing is, as much as we may know about this dwarf planet, we don’t have a very good idea of what it looks like. Scientists have yet to take a clear photograph of Pluto, but around this time next year (on July 14th, 2015, to be exact) that'll change.

Tutorial Shares Tips for Capturing the ‘First Look’ at a Wedding

Wedding photography has grown exponentially over the past decade, and with that growth has come some new trends in weddings that weren’t nearly as prevalent before. One of these is the ‘first look,' the moment that the groom first sees the bride in her dress, and a moment that is quickly becoming a must-capture.

The above video, put together by B&H in collaboration with photographer Joe Buissink, shows just how to get the most out of this rising trend.

Return of the Legend: Hands-On with the Ricoh GR

This is a “first look” preview of a pre-production unit of the Ricoh GR, which I have been fortunate enough to get my hands on -- for a day. My time with it is limited to the half-day of shooting I had, and I am only sharing my initial impressions of it.

The images are selected to demonstrate the fast response of the Ricoh GR, and not the noise performance because it will not be fair to make any judgment based on a pre-production unit. Most of the images are in monochrome because I prefer black-and-white in street photography. None of the images have been cropped, to demonstrate the focal length effect of the Ricoh GR.

First Leaked Photos of the Fujifilm X20

Yesterday we wrote that multiple sources were confirming that Fujifilm will be launching an X10 successor called the X20 at CES 2013 next week. Now, less than 24 hours later, we now know what it looks like.

Hands-on with the New Canon 6D Entry-Level Full Frame DSLR

Canon's new 6D is the company's attempt to make full frame photography more affordable and accessible to more photographers. Our initial impression of the camera is exactly what the company is boasting about: that it's small and light. The camera's lightness makes it feel much more Rebel-y than its beefier full-frame siblings, but at the same time it doesn't feel cheap. It's not simply a full frame sensor stuffed inside a Rebel body. Canon has chosen to use magnesium alloy for key parts of the camera, giving it strength where needed, while using lighter materials for other parts to reduce the weight.