Editorial

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This Canon Aperture Ring Situation Is Very Weird

Last week, Canon clarified that while the aperture control rings on its 24-105mm f/2.8L Z and 35mm f/1.4L VCM don't work in photo mode with its existing cameras, that will change with any camera announced after June 2024. That's really weird.

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Just How Good Are the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.0 and 40mm f/1.2?

Recently, I've pushed myself to look at third-party lens brands from China, which offer interesting character at a relatively low price. I wanted to try out the lenses that cost more money but might provide a more compelling user experience and the Voigtlander manual focus primes could be the answer.

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Apple Smartly Bets on Blackmagic and Canon in Vision Pro Content Gamble

While Apple's Vision Pro spatial computing headset is extremely impressive from a technological perspective and has some incredible tricks up its sleeve, it's a tough sell given its eye-watering $3,499 starting price and relative lack of content. Apple's WWDC keynote demonstrated that the company is working hard to tackle the second hurdle.

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Adobe Has Made It Too Easy to Hate Them

Another week, another public relations nightmare for Adobe. While not every controversy is Adobe's fault, each is understandable in the larger context: Adobe lost people's trust a while ago, and everything it does is under a microscope.

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Farewell Fujinon XF 18-55mm, the Kit Lens Nobody Else Dared to Make

While photographers can still get their hands on the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens, it will no longer be the kit lens of choice for Fujifilm cameras, including for the new Fujifilm X-T50 camera. Supplanted by the new XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR, the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 proved challenging for competitors to match -- not for a lack of ability, but a lack of desire.

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Adobe’s CEO is Just Not on the Same Wavelength as Artists

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has been in charge of Adobe for nearly two decades and in that time has rarely done interviews. However, he has been making the rounds lately to pump up AI's tires, including an interview published this week with The Verge's Nilay Patel for the publication's Decoder podcast. There, Narayen said some interesting, if not disconcerting, things.

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Hands-On With The Fujifilm X-T50: An X-T5 Lite, or Something More?

Fujifilm is consistently updating its line of mirrorless cameras to make use of the latest film simulation modes and sensor technology. It is no surprise, then, that it has released a 40-megapixel version of its insanely popular X-T double-digit line to bring high resolution to an affordable platform: the X-T50.

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Apple is a Camera Company Now (Again)

30 years ago, Apple launched the QuickTake 100 that was, until yesterday, its last "real" camera. But with the announcement of the Final Cut Camera app yesterday, Apple is once again a full-fledged camera company.

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For Many Photographers, the Experience Matters More Than Features and Specs

I've always been fascinated by the latest and greatest technology, and that obsession has carried over to photography ever since I picked up my first camera. However, as cameras have improved, I've begun prioritizing how a camera makes me feel rather than what the camera offers regarding specs and features. Given the most popular cameras these days, I'm not alone in seeking joy over performance.

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Adobe Says AI is the ‘New Digital Camera’

Generative AI is changing how people create and business is done, which has far-reaching impacts. Photography is no stranger to technological revolutions and has thus far always survived. However, the coming storm of AI feels different to many, including Adobe, a company that has been involved with digital imaging since its earliest days.