It was a busy year for photo gear technology, as PDN‘s Technology Editor Greg Scoblete can attest. Over the past 12 months, he’s reviewed and reported on advances in photo technology, giving readers the pros, cons, and unique features of new cameras, video equipment and lenses, advancements in storage capabilities and what the next iteration of Photoshop might bring. Here are the stories that attracted the most attention from PDN readers (and fellow gear fanatics):

1- Canon’s 5D Mark IV vs. Nikon D810 vs. Sony a7 R II
After Canon unveiled the 5D Mark IV, PDN‘s technology editor surveyed the field of $3,000+ full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. Check out the link to see how they stack up.


2- Hasselblad Shakes Up Market with Mirrorless Medium Format X1D
The new X1D sports a 50-megapixel medium-format CMOS image sensor (43.8mm x 32.9 ) with 14 stops of dynamic range, 14-bit color and an ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). Check out PDN‘s hands-on review of the camera.


3- Leica Intros TL Mirrorless Camera
Leica TL is an update to the 2014 Leica T with a few upgrades. Read on to see what the new TL brings to the table.


4- Nikon Unveils D5, D500 and New 4K 360-Degree VR Camera
Following a brief internet tease, Nikon revealed the much sought-after specs for its newest flagship full-frame DSLR, the D5, in January. The camera checks off a lot of boxes including super-high ISO, 4K video recording and a burst mode of 12 fps with tracking AF engaged.


5- 11 Mirrorless Marvels
The latest crop of mirrorless cameras are driving forward not only new features but more compact designs targeted at filmmakers just as much as photographers. Here are some of our recent favorites.


6- Nikon Launches New Tilt-Shift, Telephoto Lenses
Nikon trotted out a pair of new FX format NIKKOR lenses on the eve of PhotoPlus Expo 2016–a redesigned AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens and the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens.


7- What Photographers and Filmmakers Need to Know About Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 was announced last year, but at NAB 2016 a number of storage devices that take advantage of the technology were finally announced. So what does Thunderbolt 3 mean for you? Read on to find out.


8- Leica Is Entering the Smartphone Market in a Big Way
Leica is pairing up with the powerhouse Chinese brand HUAWEI (the third largest smartphone maker in the world) to develop smartphone camera technology. Here’s what we found out.


9- Camera Review: Sony RX1R II
With the third generation RX1R II, Sony has refined its advanced compact still further. Here’s what you need to know about this extremely capable full frame compact camera.


10- Here’s What’s New In Photoshop CC 2017
We give you a rundown of all the new features for Photoshop and other Creative Cloud apps coming in 2017.



Elinor Carucci on Photographing a Bad (but Fascinating) Kiss

Posted by on Friday December 15, 2017 | Fine Art, Fun

The December 11 issue of The New Yorker features Elinor Carucci’s arresting close-up photograph of a kiss, shot on assignment to accompany a short story by Kristen Roupenian. The story, about the self-deceptions and self-abnegation of a young woman who goes on a couple of dates with an older man, has drawn a lot of... More