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Firmware Friday: Several Blackmagic cameras and Studio Viewfinder get new features and bugfixes


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rather abbreviated one, featuring as it does only four updates from a single manufacturer. This time around it's Blackmagic Design making firmware news, as updates...

Canon G9X II Field Test: Good image quality and strong performance in a pocketable form factor


Click here to read our Canon G9X Mark II Field Test

 
 

A couple of years ago, Canon released the compact, pocketable Canon G9X. Its successor, the Canon G9X Mark II, remains very small and uses the same...

Fujifilm GFX 50S Field Test Part III: A closer look at the GFX 50S’ features and performance


Click here to read our Fujifilm Field Test Part III

 
 

We've just published our third and final Field Test for the medium format mirrorless Fujifilm GFX 50S camera. In this third hands-on report, we test out the...

Firmware Friday: Several Blackmagic cameras and Studio Viewfinder get new features and bugfixes


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rather abbreviated one, featuring as it does only four updates from a single manufacturer. This time around it's Blackmagic Design making firmware news, as updates land for three Blackmagic URSA Mini-series cameras and the company's Studio Viewfinder accessory.

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Shutter Release: Uncovering Lightroom edits, outsourcing editing and using a 50mm prime lens

 
 

To get your weekend started off on the right foot, we have an assortment of photography articles to share with you on today’s edition of Shutter Release. For those of you unfamiliar with Shutter Release, it’s a roundup article in which we summarize and share content from around the web. Today we will be looking at...

Emotion and light: How light conveys emotion through ratios, color and more

 
 

As part of his “Laws of Light” video series, photographer Jay P. Morgan has made a new video showing how different lighting conveys varied emotions.

Generally, you will want your light to strengthen the emotion you want your image to communicate. Bright, soft light conveys very different emotions than a dark,...

Tamron announces new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens, the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens


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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens

 
 

Tamron has announced “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras.” The Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens covers a 27-600mm focal length range on Nikon DX cameras and 28.8-640mm on Canon...

Shutter Release: OnePlus 5 has dual cameras, behind the scenes of a commercial airline shoot and more

 
 

Sometimes there is just too much great content out there for you to be able to see it all. That’s where Shutter Release comes in. Our ongoing roundup article series finds interesting photography-related articles and videos from around the web and brings them to you with bite-sized summaries, helping you find...

Sigma’s new full-frame 14mm f/1.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lenses are now available for preorder

Click these links to learn more about the new Sigma lenses: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art

 
 

The new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens are now available for preorder through B&H for $1,599 and $1,299 respectively.

The Sigma 14mm f/1.8...

How to clean your camera sensor: Clean your dirty sensor at home to save money and time

 
 

For users of interchangeable lens cameras, having an issue with sensor dust is something of an inevitability. Many camera retailers and even camera manufacturers offer sensor cleaning services, but these can be expensive and time-consuming, especially if you must send your camera away for it to be cleaned.

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Canon G9X II Field Test: Good image quality and strong performance in a pocketable form factor


Click here to read our Canon G9X Mark II Field Test

 
 

A couple of years ago, Canon released the compact, pocketable Canon G9X. Its successor, the Canon G9X Mark II, remains very small and uses the same 20.2-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor. The G9X II brings with it a new, faster image processor, which helps make the...

Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive V2.0 Backpack Review: A great backpack is made better

 
 

Introduction

I reviewed the Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive backpack a few years ago and loved it. It’s a fantastic backpack and it’s my go-to carrying solution when I need to carry a lot of gear and my tripod. There were no glaring weaknesses with that backpack, but nonetheless, Think Tank Photo wanted...

Adobe to expand VR/360 editing in Premiere, After Effects with acquisition of SkyBox tech from Mettle

 
 

In a move that will expand their ability to stay at the forefront of 360 degree and VR video editing, Adobe has announced their acquisition of all SkyBox technology from Mettle, a global developer of best-in-class 360-degree and virtual reality software. The Skybox toolset at present is already designed exclusively...

Vü Filters as a brand is disappearing, merging with Benro

 
 

Benro and Vü are both brands distributed by the MAC Group, and since both produce filters, it's not surprising to hear today's news. Likely in a move to consolidate their product and eliminate confusion, Benro (known mostly for their tripods, sliders and video heads) and Vü (known for their high-quality filters)...

Zeiss unveils new Milvus 1.4/35 lens for Canon and Nikon mounts, offering a fast wide-angle prime optic

 
 

Update at 5:20 PM ET: Corrected minimum focus distance and working distance information.

Zeiss has announced a new full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon mounts, the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4. This 35mm f/1.4 prime lens joins the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 lens as a faster alternative. Of the new lens, Christophe Casenave,...

Shutter Release: Lightroom joins Instagram, printing big photos with a small printer and more

 
 

Shutter Release is an ongoing series where we share news and other interesting content from around the web. Today we look at Adobe Lightroom’s new Instagram account, a neat method for making large prints when you have a small printer, shooting sunset dog portraits and point you toward the Sony World Photography...

Gitzo celebrates its centenary with a pair of limited edition Traveler tripods, including one that is $3,000

 
 

Legendary tripod manufacturer Gitzo is celebrating their centenary this year in style. To celebrate the milestone, Gitzo is releasing a pair of special edition tripods, the 100 Year Anniversary Edition Traveler Tripod and the Arsène Gitzhoven Traveler Tripod.

100 Year Anniversary Edition Tripod

The limited...

Free education: B&H publishes many of their B&H Optic 2017 presentations on YouTube

 
 

B&H has published many video tutorials from B&H Optic 2017 to their YouTube channel. B&H Optic videos are an excellent resource for photographers of all skill levels and well worth taking the time to watch. Topics covered include Jeff Mauritzen on landscape and wildlife photography, Art Wolfe on his creative...

Shutter Release: Is pixel peeping a waste of time? Intrepid Film Photography Award winners announced

 
 

Shutter Release is an ongoing series here at Imaging Resource where we search the internet to find interesting photography-related topics to share with you. We don’t have time to cover everything we see in depth and Shutter Release is our way of boiling down a carefully-selected assortment of articles, news and...

Water droplet lens: Dutch scientists and photographer capture portraits using water as the lens

 
 

Dutch water company SPA Nederland believes in the purity of their product. To prove how clean and clear their water is, they employed scientists to use a drop of SPA Nederland water as a camera lens.

It sounds crazy, right? Ultimately, anything can act as a functional lens so long as it can refract light to...

Shutter Release: DxOMark tests the Sony A9 sensor. How does it stack up to the competition?

 
 

We hope you all had a great weekend! Let’s get the new week started off with a bang. In this edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature in which we share and briefly discuss interesting photography articles and videos from around the web, we look at DxOMark’s Sony A9 review, the potential for log...

Fujifilm GFX 50S Field Test Part III: A closer look at the GFX 50S’ features and performance


Click here to read our Fujifilm Field Test Part III

 
 

We've just published our third and final Field Test for the medium format mirrorless Fujifilm GFX 50S camera. In this third hands-on report, we test out the GFX 50S’ new Color Chrome Effect, investigate its image sensor further, test remote shooting...

Learn how to take advantage of the “color” and “luminosity” Photoshop blend modes

 
 

Blake Rudis of f64 Academy made a video to help breakdown a couple of powerful, but very different, blend modes in Photoshop: the color and luminosity blend modes.

To borrow an example from Rudis, suppose you are making a curves adjustment in Photoshop. If your blend mode is “normal,” the adjustment will change...