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How a Sigma Art Lens Messed Up My Ferrari Photo Shoot

My name is Steffen Jahn, and I'm a seasoned car photographer based in Germany. With over 20 years in the business and having worked with all the famous manufacturers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes and Audi, I have a basic understanding what professional car photography is all about.

Sony a7R III: The Star Eater is No More

Sony's latest mirrorless cameras have incredible specs and glowing reviews, but astrophotographers have been complaining about a "star eater" issue in which stars are mistaken for noise and removed from long exposure photos. There's some good news, though: it looks like the new Sony a7R III doesn't have the "star eater" problem.

Uh Oh: The Sony a9 May Have Banding Issues

Photographer Jared Polin has discovered something very strange in his "real world use" of the Sony a9: some of his photos have come out with some weird banding patterns over certain parts of the image.

Sony a9 Showed Overheating Warning After 20 Minutes, Photog Says

The Sony a9 is supposed to be a game changer in the world of sports photography, but now a new potential issue is threatening to disrupt those ambitions: photographers are reporting that the camera's overheating indicator is turning on after relatively short periods of use in ordinary conditions.

The Star Eater Issue: Why I No Longer Recommend Sony Cameras for Astrophotography

Sony makes excellent cameras. In the last few years, they launched a completely new full frame camera system that has pushed the bounds of digital photography. I switched entirely to Sony gear after first seeing the tremendous low-light capability of their a7S and have enjoyed many outings shooting astrophotography on many different Sony camera bodies since.

Why and How Fuji Cameras Produce a Strange Purple Flare/Grid Artifact

When FujiFilm’s X-Trans III sensor was introduced in the X-Pro2, many users began noticing a strange new artifact in their backlit photographs. Upon further experimentation, it became apparent that the same artifact could also be found in images from cameras using the older X-Trans II sensor.

Parody Film Pokes Fun at Photo-Crazed Wedding Guests

Wedding photographers these days often find themselves competing with guests who spend the whole ceremony shooting photos with smartphones, DSLRs, and even tablets. The short film above, titled "Unplugged," is a parody that shows why couples are sometimes choosing to have an "unplugged" wedding free of these distractions.

PSA: SanDisk CFast 2.0 Cards Corrupt Some Canon 1D X Mark II Photos

Canon has released an official service advisory for the 1D X Mark II that you'll want to pay attention to if you're one of the few already using the new camera. Apparently, some SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards don't play well with the 1D X Mark II; in fact, they'll corrupt some of your images.

National Geographic Indonesia to Publish First Photo-less Cover on Climate Change Issue

National Geographic Indonesia is attracting attention this week after revealing the cover of the November 2015 issue. The special edition issue is about climate change, and it will be the first issue of National Geographic Indonesia to be published without a cover photo or illustration.

Instead, the cover is dominated by stark text that roughly translates to: "Sorry: There are no beautiful images of climate change. Can we survive?"

This is How Much Ink the Epson 9900 Printer Wastes

It is said that printer ink costs more than black market human blood. With such high costs involved, you might expect that printer companies help you squeeze every last drop from an ink cartridge before you're forced to replace it. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

The folks over at Bellevue Fine Art in Seattle recently decided to find out exactly how much ink their high-end Epson 9900 printer wastes. The answer: a ton.

Some Canon T6 DSLRs May Have a Sensor Issue

Every once in a while my gear rental company notices something, because of the large quantities of cameras and lenses we buy, that we think people should be aware of. This particular issue won't affect our renters; we've sent the affected cameras back. It may not affect very many people at all, since this is from a relatively small sample size. But I still think it worth mentioning.

The Nikon D750 is Disappearing From Stores Shelves. A Quiet Recall is Underway

It appears that the Nikon's response to the D750 flare issue is much more than an offer for a free repair. The camera is currently disappearing from stores, both online ones and brick-and-mortar ones, suggesting that some kind of recall or delay has been implemented while Nikon fixes the defect. [Update: We have confirmed that there is a recall.]