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Canon 5D Mark IV Review
image of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital camera
30.4mp | $3,499
The Canon 5D Mark IV offers a ton of new features and performance upgrades, but keeps things modest and familiar with its similar yet refined external design. The 4th iteration of Canon's popular 5D series gains a new, higher-res sensor, a faster processor, a full touchscreen interface, built-in wireless connectivity and Cinema 4K video recording. This classic full-frame DSLR offers features and performance specs that make it suitable for a variety of uses, from weddings, landscapes and photojournalism to even sports, wildlife and, of course, videography. The full-frame camera market is growing more and more competitive, so how does the 5D Mark IV stack up against its competitors? Read more in our in-depth Canon 5D Mark IV review!


Olympus E-M1 II Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II digital camera
20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $1,999
Back in 2013, the E-M1 made a big splash, and now the updated Olympus E-M1 Mark II makes an even bigger one. Packed with a new 20MP sensor, revamped AF system, faster image processor (two, in fact), 4K video and more, the E-M1 Mark II addresses the performance and C-AF shortcomings of the original and pushes the envelope even further to truly provide professional photographers and multimedia producers with a capable, high-performance DSLR alternative. Excellent image quality, top-notch performance and all-around fantastic build quality and features makes the E-M1 II worthy of consideration for those upgrading from the E-M1 or moving from another mirrorless camera or a DSLR. Read about all the details in our Olympus E-M1 Mark II review!


Nikon D3400 Review
image of the Nikon D3400 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $497
The Nikon D3400 combines great image quality from its 24-megapixel APS-C sensor with a user-friendly design and good, reliable performance across the board. Some of its capabilities may be lacking, particularly with regard to continuous autofocus, video and its new SnapBridge support, but compared to its peers, the D3400 proves to be an excellent entry-level DSLR at a great price. While not without its share of shortcomings, find out why we still voted it the Best Entry-level DSLR for 2016 in our Nikon D3400 review!


Leica SL (Typ 601) Review
image of the Leica SL (Typ 601) digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $7,450
The Leica SL is a thoroughly modern, professional full-frame mirrorless camera with superb build quality, an outstanding EVF, great image quality (from raw files) and surprising performance. Not only can the Leica SL capture 24-megapixel stills at a blistering 11 fps, it can record 4K DCI and UHD video as well. While it's true there are only a few native lenses for the SL at this time, the camera is compatible with well over 100 existing Leica lenses via adapters. But like every camera, the Leica SL has some deficiencies and drawbacks, not to mention its very steep price tag. Read our Leica SL review to find out if it's worth the investment to you.


IR Photo News

Sigma announces four new lenses, including groundbreaking ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8 Featured Story
02/21, 00:01 EST     Sigma will be expanding its lineup of Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan. To get photographers ready for the massive show, Sigma has taken the wraps off four new... (more)

Ricoh @ CES 2017: Tech demos aplenty and insights on the Ricoh R Dev Kit from the Theta’s creator Featured Story
02/20, 19:08 EST     When we toured Ricoh's booth back at the Consumer Electronics Show early last month, we came away thoroughly impressed by the company's various technology demonstrations. Ever since then, we've been meaning to put together an... (more)

Take a deep dive into Adobe Camera Raw’s noise reduction and sharpening
02/22, 06:00 EST     Blake Rudis of f.64 Academy has created an awesome tutorial for performing noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw. Adobe Camera Raw is a very powerful tool within Photoshop and it can work well for reducing noise, but it can require deliberate use of... (more)

Ultra variety in the ultra-wide angle lens market: Irix announces 11mm f/4.0 full-frame lens
02/21, 12:00 EST     It has been a big week so far for ultra-wide lenses. Early this morning, Sigma announced their new 14mm f/1.8 lens. Irix, a newcomer to the lens industry, has replied with an even wider 11mm lens of their own, the Irix 11mm f/4.0. This is the second... (more)

Sigma announces four new lenses, including groundbreaking ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8 Featured Story
02/21, 00:01 EST     Sigma will be expanding its lineup of Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan. To get photographers ready for the massive show, Sigma has taken the wraps off four new lenses. Before we... (more)

Ricoh @ CES 2017: Tech demos aplenty and insights on the Ricoh R Dev Kit from the Theta’s creator Featured Story
02/20, 19:08 EST     When we toured Ricoh's booth back at the Consumer Electronics Show early last month, we came away thoroughly impressed by the company's various technology demonstrations. Ever since then, we've been meaning to put together an article giving... (more)

Not only for landscapes: How to use Lightroom’s graduated filter to make selective adjustments
02/20, 14:00 EST     Photography Life writer and photographer John Bosley made a workflow and post-processing tutorial with Photography Life founder Nasim Mansurov, but wanted to share a free tutorial on how to use the graduated filter tool in Lightroom. The tool is... (more)

Monochrome Fuji: Want a dedicated monochrome digital camera but don’t want an expensive Leica?
02/20, 11:00 EST     Started in 1996, MaxMax modifies a wide variety of cameras for specialized photography such as ultraviolet-visible-IR, IR, monochrome, UV monochrome and more. For the first time ever, they are offering modified monochrome Fujifilm cameras. Their... (more)

Humans aren’t the only primate with a use for facial recognition software: Saving lemurs with technology
02/20, 06:00 EST     You have surely heard of facial recognition technology, it is becoming more prevalent in a variety of photography software, but have you heard of facial recognition for lemurs? Biologists and computer scientists have teamed up to create LemurFaceID,... (more)

A snowy, cold adventure in Swedish Lapland with landscape and travel photographer Thomas Heaton
02/19, 06:00 EST     Landscape and travel photographer Thomas Heaton not only captures excellent photographs, but he also maintains a very active YouTube channel which blends education and entertainment. His videos often take the form of going out in the field and... (more)

What are the advantages of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system?
02/18, 06:00 EST     On the heels of the trio of camera announcements from Canon this week, the company has released a new video showing off its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The video, while not highly technical, does a good job of providing an overview of the... (more)

Firmware Friday: New features for Leica M10, Canon Connect Station CS100; bug-fixes for Canon 1DX II
02/17, 22:18 EST     It's Firmware Friday time once again, folks: Your weekly roundup of all the latest camera and imaging gear updates is here, and this week brings news for owners of three products from Canon and Leica. Specifically, it's the Canon 1DX II and... (more)

Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF Field Test: It’s actually f/5.6, shoots like an f/4, yet delivers the smoothest bokeh
02/17, 17:38 EST     A taste for the finer things in life comes through experience, and the desire to move beyond the traditional mass-market standards. This can apply to fine wines, aged cheeses, fabulous french sauces, works of art and fine automobiles. It also... (more)

Analog matchmaker: Find the perfect film for you with this fun quiz
02/17, 14:00 EST     For whatever reason – or perhaps a variety of reasons – film is not only still alive, but seemingly gaining popularity. This somewhat surprising reversal of fate for analog photography means that many photographers who either used to shoot film or... (more)

Canon 5D Mark IV Review Conclusion: Familiar yet refreshed 5D IV is a top-notch professional DSLR
02/17, 13:30 EST     Canon's 5D-series has been one of its most popular lineup, a true line of workhorse cameras for professionals and experienced enthusiasts covering a variety of multimedia pursuits. With the refreshed Canon 5D Mark IV, some four long years after the... (more)

Floppy disk camera: Revisiting the Sony FD85, how does it hold up nearly 20 years later?
02/17, 11:00 EST     In 2000, Sony released the MVC-FD85 digital camera. What made this camera interesting is that, like other Mavica models, it utilized a floppy disk for image storage. There was an optional adapter which accepted Memory Stick cards inside of a dummy... (more)

Take a trip back in time with The Met Museum’s digital collection, nearly 400,000 free images available
02/17, 06:00 EST     The Met Museum in New York City recently digitized its collection, releasing nearly 400,000 images for free under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. A CC0 license means that all of the images are available for unrestricted use. You can search... (more)

World Press Photo 2017 winners announced, see which cameras took the most award-winning photos
02/16, 12:43 EST     World Press Photo recently announced its 2017 Photo Contest winners. Spanish site Photolari broke down which cameras were used to capture the award-winning images and the information is quite interesting. Granted, there are nine images for which... (more)

Can’t beat free: X-Trans and Foveon-sensor friendly raw editor RawTherapee updated to version 5
02/16, 06:00 EST     The free raw developer, RawTherapee, has been updated to version 5. For users of Foveon and X-Trans cameras, RawTherapee has often been an excellent alternative to other raw editors, which either don't support or poorly support raw files from these... (more)

Star Wars fans, do you know the photographic origins of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber?
02/15, 13:30 EST     Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not, you are almost certainly familiar with the lightsaber. The iconic weapon from the Star Wars universe has found itself enshrined in popular culture for decades. Did you know that the basis for some of the... (more)

Exposing the hidden secrets in skin with ultraviolet light and a UV-sensitive camera
02/15, 10:00 EST     Mathieu Stern teamed up with fellow French photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer to showcase how a modified DSLR camera can show many details hidden in your skin. Ferrer is well-regarded for his ultraviolet and infrared photography and Stern wanted to... (more)

Photography trends in 2017: Smartphone photography on the rise, UltraHD printing and more
02/15, 06:00 EST     WhiteWall Product Manager Jan-Ole Schmidt has shared some thoughts on the trends he believes will take off during 2017 and beyond. Smartphone photography is on the rise, says Schmidt, “It is not just the camera in the smartphones that are getting... (more)



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