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Olympus E-M5 II Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II digital camera
16.1mp | Non-Zoomx | $1,000
A follow-up to the first Micro Four Thirds OM-D series camera, the Olympus E-M5 II has a tough act to follow. Absolutely bursting at the seams with the latest technology -- including a unique high resolution mode that takes it far beyond what its sensor should be capable of -- this 16-megapixel shooter doesn't disappoint. We think this could be the best argument yet for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. Find out why in our in-depth Olympus E-M5 II review!


Sony A77 II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCA-A77 II digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $1,800
The Sony A77 II hits most things right on target for a solid, high-performance, enthusiast-level DSLR. The image quality is very good, especially at lower ISOs and at higher ISOs from RAW, burst shooting performance is top-notch, and single-shot AF is blazingly fast. Unfortunately, for one of its biggest selling points -- continuous autofocus performance -- the Sony A77 II stumbles somewhat when it comes to capturing fast action and other moving subjects, which is quite unfortunate for a high-framerate, seemingly high-performance flagship APS-C camera. Though it misses the mark in one main area, its a very nice, well-rounded camera in most other areas. Read more in our in-depth Sony A77 II Review!


Samsung NX500 Review
image of the Samsung NX500 digital camera
28.2mp | 3.1x | $800
The Samsung NX500 is a fun, great little camera with lots of the same horsepower and technology from the larger NX1. The high-res 28MP sensor and fast processor allow for very good, high-resolution images, good high ISO performance and crisp 4K video. Overall, the Samsung NX500, with its compact, lightweight design and solid build quality, stacks up to be not only a great mid-level camera for those stepping beyond the smartphone, but also a great secondary camera to enthusiasts looking for a lightweight companion to their NX1 or other larger system camera. Read more about this compact, lightweight, and high-resolution camera in our in-depth Samsung NX500 review!


Nikon D3300 Review
image of the Nikon D3300 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $469
The Nikon D3300 is a solid camera, in more ways than one: solid build quality and solid image quality. While autofocus performance is a little below average, and the limited external controls and smaller size may be a turn off for some, the Nikon D3300 excels in most areas. If you're ready to make the jump to a DSLR camera, the Nikon D3300 provides a nice starting point with a great combination of image quality, ease of use and price. Read more about this compact, lightweight, and high-resolution DSLR in our in-depth Nikon D3300 review!


Sony A7 II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 II digital camera
24.3mp | 2.5x | $2,000
Sony has yet another winner on their hands with the A7 II. By addressing some of the design and ergonomic quirks of the original model, as well as providing a notable technological achievement with their 5-axis image stabilization -- and some subtle, yet worthwhile, performance enhancements -- the Sony A7 II is a more matured, more well-rounded camera and therefore an even more enticing option for those wanting full-frame image quality but not a full-frame DSLR-sized camera. Read more in our in-depth Sony A7 II review!


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Lens tests for the REAL real world: Why LensRentals are the only people in the world who can do this Featured Story
06/28, 00:25 EDT     Our friends at LensRentals have a pretty special operation. They not only rent a pool of thousands of lenses to photographers all over the US, they have some of the most sophisticated lens-testing equipment on the planet. One incredible... (more)

Olympus E-M5 II Review: Is this the best argument yet for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera? Featured Story
06/25, 16:56 EDT     Early in 2012, Olympus took its mirrorless camera line in a new direction with the enthusiast-friendly OM-D E-M5. Now, as we complete our Olympus E-M5 II review, it's time for us to cast judgement on the camera which takes the OM-D... (more)

Wedding photography workflow tips from Ryan Brenizer
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The chaos of nature and humanity: We unveil our May prize winners for our Photo of the Day contest
06/29, 16:25 EDT The Photo of the Day judges at Imaging Resource enjoy both the beautiful and the serene as elements in a great photograph, perhaps as a needed respite from our chaotic work days. As such, many of our winners and runner's-up from this year have fallen into these... (more)

Lens tests for the REAL real world: Why LensRentals are the only people in the world who can do this Featured Story
06/28, 00:25 EDT     Our friends at LensRentals have a pretty special operation. They not only rent a pool of thousands of lenses to photographers all over the US, they have some of the most sophisticated lens-testing equipment on the planet. One... (more)

Tamron issues service advisory for lenses used on Canon 5DS, 5DsR cameras
06/27, 11:14 EDT Tamron USA has issued a service advisory regarding select Tamron lenses due to an issue that was causing autofocus issues used on Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR cameras. In the advisory, Tamron says, ‘we have learned that the AF functions of the following... (more)

Firmware Friday makes Sony A6000, A7-series faster; Big updates from Samsung, Fuji, Sigma and Tamron
06/26, 14:00 EDT     After a brief hiatus last week, Firmware Friday returns today with big news from Fujifilm, Samsung, Sigma, Sony, and Tamron. It's quite a list of updates that we have for you today, so without any further ado, let's get... (more)

Olympus E-M5 II Review: Is this the best argument yet for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera? Featured Story
06/25, 16:56 EDT     Early in 2012, Olympus took its mirrorless camera line in a new direction with the enthusiast-friendly OM-D E-M5. Now, as we complete our Olympus E-M5 II review, it's time for us to cast judgement on the camera which... (more)

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review: A worthy investment for Sony FE-mount shooters
06/25, 16:43 EDT     Back in March, Sony expanded their FE-mount lens lineup with four new offerings, one being their first native FE-mount macro-specific lens, the FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS. We've just taken the wraps off our in-depth review of... (more)

Sony RX100 IV - 1,000 fps for less than $1,000; see it to believe it
06/25, 14:01 EDT Shaking dogs, shaky golf swings, falling objects, hosed executives and exploding fruit: Some days, working at IR is really a blast, in this case literally! We just got our hands on a production sample of the powerful new Sony RX100 IV, and all productivity at IRHQ... (more)

Adobe resets free 30-day trials for those wanting to test out Creative Cloud’s newest features
06/25, 12:20 EDT Just as they did last year, Adobe has announced its resetting free trial offers for its Creative Cloud platform to all users who have already taken advantage of it. Earlier this month, Adobe released the 2015 update for its Creative Cloud platform. It... (more)

Canon warns of fake 600EX-RT speedlites; find out if yours is authentic
06/25, 11:15 EDT Canon has issued an advisory regarding counterfeit Speedlite 600EX-RT flash products that have recently been discovered in circulation. In their statement, Canon emphasizes these counterfeits were neither designed nor manufactured by them, despite look... (more)

We review Think Tank’s robust and versatile StreetWalker HardDrive Camera Backpack
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Olympus TG-4 Shooter’s Report Part I: The newest tough camera proves a worthy adversary
06/24, 17:41 EDT Olympus recently invited Imaging Resource to Whistler, British Columbia to shoot with the TG-4, the newest camera in their long-running line of waterproof and tough cameras. While the constant rain was something of a disappointment for the trip, it proved the perfect... (more)

So you want to be a photographer, eh?
06/24, 16:42 EDT With each new video, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography impresses us with his thoughtful and well articulated insight. But in one of his most recent videos, ‘So You Want To Be A Photographer…’, he goes above and beyond, providing a very necessary... (more)

Sony RX100 IV First Shots: the new souped-up, speed-demon RX pocket cam hits our lab!
06/24, 16:14 EDT     Sony's latest premium compact camera, the Sony RX100 IV, made its way into our lab, and we have our classic First Shot set of lab images ready for your perusal and scrutiny. As the RX100 family has eveolved, Sony's introduced... (more)

Incredible time travel time-lapse seamlessly blends ‘then and now’ images of Portland
06/24, 12:48 EDT Uncage the Soul Productions recently shared a mesmerizing time travel time-lapse that takes us on a journey through the Portland, Oregon. Titled Yesterday’s Tomorrow - A Portland Journey, the five minute time-lapse seamlessly and meticulously places... (more)

Olympus patent shows off what could be the first super telephoto lens for MFT systems
06/24, 10:11 EDT A new patent from Olympus shows off a 500mm f/4 (1000mm 35mm equivalent) telephoto lens for its Micro Four Thirds systems. The patent, originally filed in October of 2013 and published earlier this month, details a super telephoto lens made up of 17... (more)

Sony HX90V Initial Gallery Impressions: To boldly go where no smartphone has gone before
06/23, 18:10 EDT     As a digital camera reviewer I cut my teeth a few years ago on the Shooter's Report for the Sony HX30V, a 20x zoom offering that was several incarnations before the HX90V. That camera greatly surprised me in terms of just how... (more)

Tokina launches its first 24-70mm full frame lens, the AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8
06/23, 16:43 EDT Tokina has officially released the AT-X 24–70mm F/2.8 lens, the first full-frame 24–70mm lens from the Japanese manufacturer. Announced at CP+ earlier this year, the AT-X 24–70mm F/2.8 features a new optical design that uses three ‘precision molded’... (more)

SEO for photographers: How to make sure your work stands out in search results
06/23, 15:14 EDT For a number of years, Photoshelter has been releasing annual guides to help amateur and professional photographers find they’re footing in an industry that dramatically changes from year to year. Photoshelter’s latest is their 2015 ‘SEO Guide for... (more)

Instagram announces new Search and Explore features in 7.0 update
06/23, 12:46 EDT Moments ago, Instagram announced it’s releasing Instagram 7.0, an update that will further help users connect with and explore the world around them. Both the Explore section and the Search section of Instagram’s apps have received a major overhaul the... (more)



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