IR Photo News

Yeah, yeah…speed… but what about image quality? Sony A9 First Shots from the lab! Featured Story
05/22, 20:01 EDT The Sony A9 has landed at IR Labs, and we couldn't wait to bring you our signature First Shots test lab series. For anyone itching to dive right in, please head to our Sony A9 Lab Samples Page to see the camera in action across the... (more)

Learn more about the Sony A9 during B&H live stream Featured Story
05/22, 19:38 EDT The Sony A9 is one of the most talked-about cameras coming to market, and as such we expect many of you to have questions regarding the new action-oriented 20 fps beast. Though you... (more)

Fuji X-T20 Field Test: Impressive camera offers great imaging and performance Featured Story
05/22, 17:23 EDT Click here to read our Fuji X-T20 Field Test Fuji's new X-T20 camera does what its predecessor, the X-T10, did back in 2015. It combines the imaging capabilities of Fuji's current flagship X-series cameras (the X-T2 and X-Pro2) with a... (more)

Yeah, yeah…speed… but what about image quality? Sony A9 First Shots from the lab! Featured Story
05/22, 20:01 EDT The Sony A9 has landed at IR Labs, and we couldn't wait to bring you our signature First Shots test lab series. For anyone itching to dive right in, please head to our Sony A9 Lab Samples Page to see the camera in action across the available ISO... (more)

Learn more about the Sony A9 during B&H live stream Featured Story
05/22, 19:38 EDT The Sony A9 is one of the most talked-about cameras coming to market, and as such we expect many of you to have questions regarding the new action-oriented 20 fps beast. Though you can get a good... (more)

Fuji X-T20 Field Test: Impressive camera offers great imaging and performance Featured Story
05/22, 17:23 EDT Click here to read our Fuji X-T20 Field Test Fuji's new X-T20 camera does what its predecessor, the X-T10, did back in 2015. It combines the imaging capabilities of Fuji's current flagship X-series cameras (the X-T2 and X-Pro2) with a consumer-friendly... (more)

Shutter Release: Does Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.8 lens best the Zeiss Batis 85mm prime?
05/22, 13:30 EDT DxO puts the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens to the test: Is it better than a Zeiss or Sony G Master f/1.4? - Sony Alpha Rumors Sony's recent FE 85mm f/1.8 lens has been put to the test by DxO Mark and they have given it a remarkably high score. In... (more)

DJI will basically brick your drone if you don’t comply with new firmware requirements
05/22, 13:17 EDT In an email sent to customers late last night (the message is also available to read here), DJI announced that they plan to introduce a new process for activating and updating firmware on their products. The note states that by the end of the week,... (more)

Print 13 x 19 at home for just $130? Indeed, with this new Canon Pro-100 deal!
05/22, 11:57 EDT If you want to make up to 13 x 19 inch prints from the comfort of your own home, then B&H has one heck of a deal for you! After a $250 mail-in rebate, you can purchase a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 wireless inkjet photo printer for only US$130. The rebate... (more)

Canon blindfolds three photographers asks them to transform their sense of taste into a photo
05/22, 11:30 EDT Canon Australia has been releasing videos as part of their series, "The Lab," which is designed to inspire photographers to experiment and think outside the box. Their latest video robs photographers of their most used sense, sight. In the video... (more)

Take an ultra HD swim with Swellpro’s latest 4K-capable Splash Drone 3 Auto
05/22, 08:00 EDT Last month we looked at Swellpro’s waterproof drones, but the company has a new waterproof drone on the way that will offer 4K video recording in addition to other new features. The Swellpro Splash Drone 3 Auto will be on Kickstarter soon and the... (more)

Three techniques you can use to create your best black and white images in Lightroom
05/20, 08:30 EDT Tutvid’s Nathaniel Dodson produces many excellent video tutorials and his latest will be particularly appealing to Lightroom users and fans of black and white photography. Dodson’s video, seen below, shows three techniques you can use when creating... (more)

Canon reissues service notice for 24-105mm f/4L IS II
05/19, 23:44 EDT Two weeks ago to the day, we told you about an interesting service advisory which popped up on the website of Canon Philippines. A short while after our article went live, the update vanished and a few days later we received a confirmation... (more)

Firmware Friday: Canon pulls 7D II update, updates Cinema EOS; Nikon and Sigma ship new firmware too
05/19, 23:24 EDT Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rare one indeed, as it brings with it news of an update not launched, but rather pulled from distribution. Alongside new Cinema EOS firmware updates this week, Canon has officially withdrawn its most recent... (more)

Shutter Release: Blending exposures in Photoshop, square bokeh, a brilliant NYC time lapse and more
05/19, 14:00 EDT Get your weekend started off right with this collection of useful tutorials, interesting videos and industry news. Creating epic seascapes with exposure blending in Photoshop – PetaPixel Photographer Greg Benz creates a lot of excellent... (more)

Breakthrough Photography introduces Dark CPL and tempered glass graduated neutral density filters
05/19, 10:00 EDT Breakthrough Photography already offers what they call the “world’s sharpest and most color neutral CPL filter,” but they are adding to their filter lineup with new Dark CPL and new tempered glass – a world’s first, per the company – graduated and... (more)

A colorful world: Artist matches his photographs with Pantone swatches in his fun photo series
05/18, 16:00 EDT Italian graphic designer Andrea Antoni travels around, capturing images of landscapes and cityscapes and matches the colors in the scene with a Pantone swatch. Antoni’s process involves first capturing the photo, then digitally adding an image of... (more)

Shutter Release: Manfrotto releases stylish new bags, adding flare to your shots and more
05/18, 12:30 EDT Manfrotto launches new Manhattan camera bag collection – Photography Blog Manfrotto’s new Manhattan cameras bags comprise three models: The Manhattan Mover 50 (a backpack), the Manhattan Speedy 10 (a messenger bag) and the Manhattan Changer 20 (a... (more)

Hasselblad takes their aerial camera system to new heights with 100-megapixel mirrorless A6D-100c
05/18, 10:00 EDT Hasselblad has announced a new 100-megapixel camera system, furthering their commitment to delivering their best imaging technology to the skies. The new Hasselblad A6D-100c is designed for use within Hasselblad’s aerial camera system and employs a... (more)

Pentax KP Field Test Part II: Another real-world test, this time of low light, special features and video
05/17, 20:16 EDT A few weeks back, I posted my first field test for the Pentax KP, Ricoh's compact DSLR alternative to the mirrorless camera. At the time, I focused my energies on dissecting the KP's handling, user interface, burst and autofocus performance... (more)

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Field Test: Hands on with Laowa’s rugged, impressive, apodized portrait prime
05/17, 17:01 EDT Click here to read our Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Field Test Chinese lens maker Laowa has been making many distinct and affordable manual lenses lately, one of which is their 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus lens. This ruggedly-built lens lens offers distinct... (more)

Lens Rentals explores just how bad does a poor quality UV filter make your lens?
05/17, 16:00 EDT Lens Rentals founder Roger Cicala regularly publishes excellent articles on the Lens Rentals blog. One of his regular topics has been UV filters, previously discussed here, here and more recently here. Roger has written about UV filters again,... (more)

IR Podcast: Sony answers questions about their new 16-35mm & 12-24mm lenses
05/17, 14:20 EDT This week in a special edition of the Imaging Resource Podcast, Mark Weir, the Senior Technology Manager at Sony, joins us for a discussion about their pair of newly-announced wide-angle lenses: the 16-35mm f/2.8 G-Master and the 12-24mm f/4 G. Mark... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Fujifilm X-T2 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $1,599
The Fuji X-T2 is a professional powerhouse of the mirrorless world, with enough external controls to please any retro-fanatic. It offers top-notch weather sealing, and the autofocus engine has also been heavily amped from the original X-T1, bringing its C-AF chops more in line with its modern DSLR rivals. Under the hood, the Fuji X-T2 sports the latest-generation 24.3mp X-Trans sensor, and we found the resulting image quality both in the lab and out in the field to rival or top most any APS-C camera out there. See much more in our in-depth Fuji X-T2 Review!


Canon EOS M5 Review
image of the Canon EOS M5 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $929
The Canon EOS M5 marks a new chapter for Canon's mirrorless series. After a handful of decent, but unremarkable mirrorless offerings, the M5 combines a good 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor, fast DIGIC 7 processor and speedy Dual Pixel CMOS AF system inside a compact SLR-styled body, complete with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The Canon EOS M5 represents numerous "firsts" for a Canon EOS M camera, addressing the needs of more advanced photographers. Is the Canon EOS M5 also the first Canon EOS M camera we consider a solid option for enthusiast photographers? Read our Canon EOS M5 Review to find out.


Sony RX100 V Review
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V digital camera
20.1mp | 2.9x | $998
Sony's RX100-series created the large-sensor compact camera category. Now, the Sony RX100 V takes it to the next level with performance that can blow away most interchangeable-lens cameras, yet in a package that can slip almost unnoticed into your pants pocket. And thanks to that big image sensor, the RX100 V's 20-megapixel stills and 4K video offer top-notch quality to boot. But can that justify its steep pricetag? Find out now in our in-depth Sony RX100 V review!


Panasonic G85 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 digital camera
16.0mp | 5.0x | $898
Featuring numerous improvements over its predecessor, the Panasonic G85 is a great DSLR-style mirrorless camera. It uses a sharp 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and offers speedy performance and great image quality across its ISO range. Physically, the Panasonic G85 gains numerous upgrades as well, including robust weather-sealing, a quieter shutter, Dual I.S. 2 stabilization, plus its own optional battery grip. To learn more about its performance and features, read our Panasonic G85 review.


Panasonic FZ2500 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 digital camera
20.1mp | 20.0x | $1,095
The Panasonic FZ2500 improves upon its predecessor in numerous ways, including the new slightly longer built-in zoom lens and excellent touchscreen display. The camera's 24-480mm equivalent lens proves versatile, especially in conjunction with very good image stabilization technology. The Panasonic FZ2500 offers great image quality and a bevy of 4K video and photo features. How does the FZ2500's performance hold up in the lab and real world? Read our Panasonic FZ2500 review to find out.


Sony A99 II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II digital camera
42.4mp | $3,198
The Sony A99 II is the Japanese company's first full-frame A-mount camera in over four years. It packs in a variety of new features including a 42.4-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, a hybrid 4D Focus AF system with 399 on-chip phase detection points, 4K UHD video recording and more. In addition to its high resolving capabilities, the Sony A99 II is also very fast, capable of shooting full-resolution RAW images at nearly a dozen frames per second. On paper, the A99 II is an excellent camera. How well does it actually work? Read our Sony A99 II review to find out.


Panasonic LX10 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 digital camera
20.1mp | 3.0x | $648
Panasonic's first 1-inch-type sensor premium compact camera, the Panasonic LX10, offers good performance from its 20.1-megapixel sensor and a very fast 24-72mm equivalent f/1.4-2.8 built-in lens. In addition to its solid imaging capabilities, the Panasonic LX10 also includes 4K UHD video recording and Panasonic's 4K Photo modes. All this at a rather competitive price point. Is the LX10 as good in the real world as it is on paper? Read our Panasonic LX10 review to find out.


Canon 5D Mark IV Review
image of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital camera
30.4mp | $3,299
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 | $397
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!


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