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Sony says to Pro photographers: We’ve got the camera and now the support to help you switch

 
 

Last year, Sony announced the beefed-up A9 full-frame mirrorless camera, which took aim at flagship DSLRs and catered to professional photographers' needs. The A7-series undoubtedly saw use in the professional space, but compared to cameras like the Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5, the A7 models didn't quite have the...

Really Right Stuff TFC-14 Travel Tripod Review: Carbon fiber tripod is a perfect travel companion

 
 

I've been using Really Right Stuff's TVC-34L with BH-40 ballhead for years - you can read my review of that tripod here - and it is a fantastic combo. However, it's tall and can be heavy. This is no issue in many cases, but when I travel or am doing extended hiking, I have long wanted something lighter and easier...

Water Torture: Nikon D850 vs Sony A7RIII, Canon 5D Mk IV & Olympus E-M1 II

 
 

As we describe in the article announcing our overall winner for the best camera of 2017, it was a difficult choice between the Nikon D850 and Sony A7R III. Both are exceptionally strong cameras, with features that will appeal to different groups of photographers. Given how tough the decision was, we felt that...

The Best Portrait Lenses for Every Camera Brand

 
 

Portraits are one of the most popular styles of photography, and if you want to take your portraiture to the next level, you'll want to look at a fast prime lens with a mid-range or short telephoto focal length. Many cameras, both DSLRs and mirrorless models, come with kit zoom lenses that feature narrower...

Gear story: Loved, lost & coming to terms with life without a trusted brand

 
 

Yesterday, upon getting back home after a cross-country wedding shoot, I noticed something was missing in my bag: my card readers. Lately, I’ve been making a habit of bringing my prized card readers with me on trips in case I need to access something while on the road. It’s not common, but it does happen. Now I’m...

Review: LaCie 2Big Dock aims to be your go-to Thunderbolt 3 working drive

 
 

I’ve been talking about storage a lot lately both privately among friends and here on Imaging Resource. Of all the members of the IR team, I’m probably the one who compiles the most data the fastest thanks mainly to my insistence on shooting 4Kp60 whenever possible (I love me some high quality, slow motion...

Shimoda Backpack Review: Adventure photographers rejoice, someone finally got it right

 
 

There has been an undeniable void of adventure backpacks that also happen to be good camera backpacks. It seems that to this point, you had to be ready to pick one or the other, never both. For as long as I have been neck deep in this industry, there have been multiple attempts, but always problems. The two closest...

Best Cyber Monday Camera Deals of 2017


 
 

We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found some great camera deals on Black Friday. Just because the holiday is over and Black Friday has passed doesn't mean that the deals are ending too. Cyber Monday has long been the source of many great deals on cameras, lenses and much more. To help you...

Black Friday Camera Deals for 2017 - updated daily!


 
 

Black Friday 2017 is here! We have been adding deals for the past week and many great ones have been added in the last couple of days. The best deals can sell out very quickly, so don't delay. We're here to save you money and time this holiday season and make sure that you can get great deals on photography...

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L review: Sleek sling bag keeps things pleasingly minimal

 
 

You'd have to have been living under a rock these past couple of years not to have heard of Peak Design's camera accessories, especially their massively-successful Everyday Backpack -- which racked-up around $6.5 million in Kickstarter funding. Starting a few years ago with small camera carrying devices, such as...

Review: The MeVideo tripod makes smart sense in a market crowded with the ugly & overly complex

 
 

Video isn’t easy, and it certainly isn't light weight. I know, because I shoot video for a living. I’ve been shooting for the better part of six years now, and through that time I’ve used just about every kind of tripod out there to do my job. Back when I got started, I used what I had (a horrible Sunpak tripod my...

Alien Skin Exposure X3 Review: Look out Lightroom, X3 is a powerful & versatile photo editor

 
 

For a long time, photographers wanting an all-in-one RAW editor and photo manager solution have looked to Adobe Lightroom, and with good reason. However, Alien Skin, a software company known primarily for their plug-ins and excellent film emulation software, has a Lightroom competitor of their own, Exposure. With...

Counterpoint: Give Adobe’s Lightroom Classic CC changes a chance, because it’s way faster

 
 
 
 

There is quite a bit of confusion and anger regarding Adobe’s updates to Lightroom today, and I did my best to cover those in an editorial you can read here. The point of that editorial was to put into words the range of negative emotions that many photographers...

It’s time to stop living under the illusion Adobe cares what you think

 
 
 
 

Since almost its inception, Lightroom has been the choice for just about any photographer to organize, batch edit and export images. Folks from amateurs to professionals use the program, and there are thousands of plugins made by the community of fans available...

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Tripod Review: Is this premium carbon fiber tripod worth the money?

 
 

I've owned my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series tripod for a few years now and have hundreds of hours of use in the field with the 34L. I have put this tripod through its paces in many different situations and it has held up very well and has never once disappointed me.

It's worth stating on the front end...

Canon: 4K may not really matter, but you make it seem like it matters by insisting on not including it

 
 

Ok, most of the way through 2017 I feel like it bears saying this a little louder: by not including 4K in your new cameras and telling us it’s because it’s not a necessary thing, it makes me feel like it’s kind of a thing. Like if you were to notice something wrong with a situation, question it, and be told "don't...

The Lowepro Urbex is a daypack first, camera bag second & that’s a good thing

 
 

When I shop for backpacks, I’m usually doing so with the primary function it needs to fulfill as being a main player in supporting photography. But a few weeks ago, with a two week trip across Italy, Spain and Switzerland planned, my needs broadened significantly. I needed a slim, well-designed pack that could...

JOBY Gorillapod 5K Review: A timelapser’s/landscape photographer’s best friend

 
 

Gorillapod is a photography household name, and for good reason. The compact bendable tripods come in a host of sizes and weight classes with uses from of course tripods all the way to unconventional stabilizers (take a look at any Casey Neistat YouTube video, and you’re bound to see several Gorillapod shots). But...

The D850 is the camera Nikon desperately needed

 
 

The D850 is the camera Nikon desperately, terribly needed. It's a “win” that the storied camera manufacturer had been lacking for the better part of a year, surrounded on all sides either by disappointing or nonexistent news. 

A year ago, Nikon looked scared. The biggest story to come out of Nikon in the last...

20+ photo apps every photographer should have on their phone

 
 

What is one thing almost every photographer has on their person every time they shoot? A smartphone. These ubiquitous devices may be viewed with some scorn by longtime photographers, but in addition to being able to capture impressive images, smartphones can act as fully-featured photography assistants that are...