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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Canon 7D II, Nikon J5, Panasonic GH5, Sigma sd and dp Quattro cameras updated

 
 

Firmware Friday is here once again, and this week brings news of updates for eight cameras from four manufacturers. This time around, it's Sigma delivering by far the majority of the new firmware, with Canon, Nikon...

Is the photo community OK with Sal Cincotta winning his own pay-to-enter photography contest?

 
 

Shutterfest is a recurring photography conference that has, as a key part, an image competition. The Shutterfest photo contest asks photographers in the wedding, portrait, landscape and creative fields to put up...

Canon EOS M6 Field Test: Compact mirrorless ILC shows Canon’s continued improvements to M series


Click here to read our Canon EOS M6 Field Test

 
 

Earlier this year, we Field Tested the Canon EOS M5 and found it to be an impressive mirrorless entry from Canon and a big improvement in numerous ways over its...

Sony A9 Gallery Images: High-flying, high ISO sports shooting straight from New York (Updated)


Click here to see our real-world Sony A9 images!

 
 

Update: We've added more information about our experience with different AF modes, keeper rates, more details about image sharpness, and more!

The Sony A9, the...

Adobe Stock updates: Upload directly from Photoshop Mix on iOS and new auto-categorization tool

 
 

Adobe has continually improved the usability of Adobe Stock for its many contributors and they have announced further improvements to its workflow. The team has updated Adobe Photoshop Mix for iOS to allow photographers to upload images directly to Adobe Stock’s Contributor Portal.

Further, the Contributor Portal...

Firmware Friday: Canon 7D II, Nikon J5, Panasonic GH5, Sigma sd and dp Quattro cameras updated

 
 

Firmware Friday is here once again, and this week brings news of updates for eight cameras from four manufacturers. This time around, it's Sigma delivering by far the majority of the new firmware, with Canon, Nikon and Panasonic each offering up one update apiece.

Without any further ado, let's get right down to...

Is the photo community OK with Sal Cincotta winning his own pay-to-enter photography contest?

 
 

Shutterfest is a recurring photography conference that has, as a key part, an image competition. The Shutterfest photo contest asks photographers in the wedding, portrait, landscape and creative fields to put up their best work to be judged by a host of notable names in the industry (there are some very well-known...

Looking at the success of NAB’s “next big thing” every year since 2010

 
 
 
 

Every year it’s easy to get swept up in the latest gadget craze, especially for those gear heads like myself who want to be at the forefront of technology all the time. For the past ten years, that has been no easy task. It seems that with every advancement on...

Canon EOS M6 Field Test: Compact mirrorless ILC shows Canon’s continued improvements to M series


Click here to read our Canon EOS M6 Field Test

 
 

Earlier this year, we Field Tested the Canon EOS M5 and found it to be an impressive mirrorless entry from Canon and a big improvement in numerous ways over its predecessors. Canon has expanded their mirrorless lineup with the Canon EOS M6, which shares many...

Filmmaker builds a motorized camera slider for his Panasonic GH3 using LEGO toys

 
 

If you love photography – and I think you do if you’re reading this – and also LEGO bricks, then you will thoroughly enjoy what Dutch filmmaker Victor Bart has created.

Bart built not only a camera slider track, which is just over 45 inches (115 millimeters) long, using LEGO bricks, but also the dolly and the...

Zeiss’s new CP.3 cinema lenses provide visual effects possibilities for everyone

 
 

Zeiss has announced 10 new cinema lenses in two different versions, the CP.3 and the CP.3 XD. It was challenging to describe exactly what makes these new Zeiss optics special in just a few short words. Basically, Zeiss has created lenses that do much more than help capture a scene. The CP.3 XD lenses use something...

Are you Nat Geo’s next Travel Photographer of the Year? Enter to win $2,500 and a trip to the Galápagos

 
 

Entries are now open for National Geographic’s popular Travel Photographer of the Year photo contest. Entries are accepted until June 30 at 12:00 PM EDT and photographers can win up to US$2,500 in cash and a ten-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions. In total, there is $3,750 in...

Lomography Ten and One Annual Photo Awards announces winners from over 100,000 entries

 
 

The Ten and One Annual Lomography Photo Awards was started in 2016 and aims to push the boundaries of photography and inspire photographers to break out of their comfort zones and challenge the medium itself. The awards include 11 different categories, ten of which are unchanging with an additional special theme...

Sony A9 Gallery Images: High-flying, high ISO sports shooting straight from New York (Updated)


Click here to see our real-world Sony A9 images!

 
 

Update: We've added more information about our experience with different AF modes, keeper rates, more details about image sharpness, and more!

The Sony A9, the camera maker's higher-end flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, made its long-awaited debut last...

Thrifty Thursday: Save big bucks on cinema lenses, lighting and cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sony

 
 

To celebrate NAB Show, which closes today in Las Vegas, B&H has a huge amount of ongoing specials on video, lighting, audio, photo and computer equipment and gear.

Rokinon Cine DS lenses

If you’re looking to get started shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera, you might want a cine lens or two,...

IR Podcast: We answer your questions on the Sony A9

 
 
 
 

When it comes to new gear, there is a lot to talk about - especially new cameras that have the potential to disrupt the industry. Last week such a camera was announced - the Sony A9 - and immediately there was discussion about its place in the market, its...

DJI and Hasselblad announce bundle with M600 Pro drone, Ronin MX gimbal and 100-megapixel camera

 
 

Update on April 28 at 11:25 a.m. EDT: This article originally stated that in 2015 Hasselblad had purchased a minority stake in DJI. It is the other way around, DJI purchased a minority stake in Hasselblad in 2015. 

Back in 2015, Chinese drone-maker DJI purchased a minority stake in Hasselblad. That partnership...

How to match total exposures of multiple images in Lightroom in only a few clicks

 
 

Adobe team member Benjamin Warde has shared many quick Lightroom tutorials in his Lightroom Coffee Break video series. Scott Kelby recently featured one from last December on his Lightroom Killer Tips website and we thought we would share it with you because it’s a very useful, easy tip to make using Lightroom to...

A bear-y scary portrait session: Photographer combines passions in surreal portraiture

 
 

The surreal photographic work of Russian photographer Olga Barantseva showcases models posing with a variety of animals, often a massive, seven-foot brown bear. The bear's name is Stepan and he was found, orphaned and starving, when he was three months old. Now 20, Stepan was never able to be released back into the...

Chinese company ZY Optics announces pair of fast prime manual focus Mitakon lenses for Fuji GFX

 
 

Mitakon has announced at the 2017 China P&E fair in Beijing a pair of lenses for the Fujifilm GFX. The Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 and Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lenses are scheduled to be released in 2017, but pricing information is not yet available.

The details are sparse on the pair of manual focus lenses, but...

Frustrated with constant lens changes? Check out the TriLens triple lens holder you can wear on your belt

 
 

Have you ever been inconvenienced by having to switch lenses? Have you ever wished you could have a few lenses within hands’ reach? If so, Swedish startup Frii Designs has a potential solution for you, the TriLens.

Frii Designs was started by event photographer Jonas Lundin and his TriLens product is aimed at...

Fujifilm launches new professional support program in the U.S. for GFX System owners

 
 

Beginning in May, Fujifilm will join numerous other camera manufacturers by offering professional support services. While some camera makers offer professional support services for a variety of cameras, Fujifilm’s service is exclusively catered toward owners of their new medium format mirrorless GFX camera.

The...

Syrp has announced the Genie II & Magic Carpet Pro

 
 

Syrp has announced the coming Genie II and Magic Carpet Pro slider, a combination that should bring fans of the system everything they've wanted in a timelapse and motion control device. Though details are a somewhat limited, as it appears Syrp wants to incentivise interested parties to visit their booth at NAB, we...

Light & Motion partners with Elinchrom for portable, rugged continuous lighting with wireless control

 
 

Renowned lighting companies Light & Motion and Elinchrom have announced a strategic partnership. The fruits of this partnership are immediate with the announcement of Light and Motion’s new Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF single-point LED lights.

The Stella Pro lights are portable, weatherproof and...