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Firmware Friday: Improvements, bug fixes arrive for the Ricoh Theta V and DJI Inspire 2


 
 

Today's Firmware Friday roundup is a tale of two imaging devices, both of them specialized. The Ricoh Theta V is a 360-degree spherical panoramic camera, while the DJI Inspire 2 is an aerial camera platform,...

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...

Sony execs reveal mirrorless strategy in PhotoPlus Expo interview


 
 

At the recent PhotoPlus Expo in New York City's Javits Convention Center, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview the senior executives behind Sony's...

Black Friday Camera Deals for 2017 - updated daily!


 
 

Black Friday 2017 is just around the corner! As we wait for more deals to be announced, we wanted to get a jump on the holiday shopping season and share with you some of our favorite ongoing camera deals. We are hard at work looking for the best deals and we will be regularly updating this article as we...

Firmware Friday: Improvements, bug fixes arrive for the Ricoh Theta V and DJI Inspire 2


 
 

Today's Firmware Friday roundup is a tale of two imaging devices, both of them specialized. The Ricoh Theta V is a 360-degree spherical panoramic camera, while the DJI Inspire 2 is an aerial camera platform, and this week both of them have received updates.

So what's new? Read on and let's find out!

Ricoh...

A premium backpack for a premium camera brand: Peak Design launches special edition Leica backpack

 
 

From now through December 31, or while supplies last, Leica fans will be able to purchase a special edition Peak Design for Leica Backpack. There is a "very limited" quantity of this new backpack and it will be available exclusively in Leica Stores and Boutiques.

The backpack comes with a Cuff and Leash from Peak...

The Arctic from above: Polar bears like you’ve never seen them before

 
 

Photographer Florian Ledoux says of his aerial photos of the Arctic, "The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I was deeply touched when I took my first journey above the Arctic Circle and that feeling continues to intensify as I explore further." In a new article...

Sony Imaging Edge software now available, allowing use of Sony A7R III’s new Pixel Shift mode

 
 

Sony has released the first version of their new editing software, Imaging Edge. The software allows for remote shooting, viewing images and RAW image processing.

The software can be downloaded for Mac and Windows by clicking here. If you want to take advantage of the brand-new Sony A7R III's Pixel Shift Multi...

When at the mercy of weather and light, flexibility is an important skill for landscape photographers

 
 

Things don't always go according to plan out in the field. For landscape and travel photographer Thomas Heaton, he did everything right. He scouted his location ahead of time, he found the composition he wanted and yet, ultimately, you are at the mercy of the conditions when you're doing outdoor photography.

In...

What lighting techniques should every videographer know?

 
 

Jay P. Morgan with The Slanted Lens has been featured on Imaging Resource numerous times for his excellent videos about portraiture and lighting. However, he is also a videographer and his latest video, seen below, shows us lighting techniques every videographer should know.

Unlike still photography, you need a...

Luminar 2018 available for Mac and Windows, offering improved performance and many new features

 
 

Luminar 2018 is available now. The Lightroom competitor offers a lot of image editing capabilities and thanks to its brand-new Raw engine, the software is better-suited for raw image processing than ever before.

There's a lot of new features including improved intelligent filters, a sun rays filter, dodging and...

How to create and add realistic-looking snow to your photos in Photoshop

 
 

We're entering the holiday season and that means a lot of opportunities for shooting in snowy conditions for readers in cold climates. For the many who live in places where it never snows, what can you do to capture the winter spirit?

Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel has a new video tutorial...

Pentax 645Z sensor reviewed at DxOMark: Three years old and still delivering fantastic performance

 
 

As promised, DxOMark has continued to work on their medium format sensor reviews. Recently, they reviewed the Hasselblad X1D. Next up is the Pentax 645Z.

The Pentax 645Z may be long in the tooth, having been released in June of 2014, but that doesn't mean that the 51-megapixel medium format sensor is outdated....

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...

Star trails tips: How to shoot a circular star trail image from start to finish

 
 

Star trails are a very fun, but challenging, discipline of astrophotography. There are a lot of considerations from planning and setting up your equipment to editing your final star trails image. To help you learn the ropes, NatureTTL has created a new tutorial video with photographer Matthew Saville.

In the...

Fashionable film: Stylish Elbaflex Nikon-mount 35mm analog SLR camera hits Kickstarter

 
 

If you have any old Nikon-mount film lenses you'd like to get more use out of, a new Kickstarter campaign from Ihagee may well be of interest. The German and Ukrainian camera specialists have created a new 35mm Nikon-mount analog camera, the Elbaflex.

We've said it before and we'll say it again, film isn't dead....

Wine Country Camera Filter Holder hands-on: Ted Forbes calls it a game changer for landscapes

 
 

While Photoshop has replaced filters for some photographers, landscape photographers still by and large utilize physical filters for a variety of reasons. Polarizers in particular are nearly impossible to replace with software, but also graduated neutral density and solid neutral density filters have a...

See the 8K time-lapse power of the 45.7-megapixel Nikon D850 DSLR

 
 

The new Nikon D850 has turned a lot of heads for its wide array of features. One of the new features is its 8K time-lapse mode. While it doesn't compile an 8K time-lapse in camera like it does a 4K UHD time-lapse, the camera is equipped with interval shooting modes to create epic 8K time-lapse videos.

Nature...

RAW Power for iOS: Powerful RAW processing in the palm of your hand

 
 

You may recall the Mac app, RAW Power, which we reviewed earlier this year. The application was developed by Gentlemen Coders, which was founded by Nik Bhatt, a former Senior Director of Engineering at Apple and the former Chief Technical Officer of the Apple Photo Apps group. Bhatt and his team has announced the...

Thrifty Tuesday: Save big on lighting gear and MacBook Pros at B&H

 
 

B&H has some great deals to get you ready for the upcoming annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings. They have "Spotlight Savings" on studio lighting equipment, which allows you to save up to $1,000 on lighting equipment and studio accessories. However, these deals won't last long, so you need to act fast.

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Sony execs reveal mirrorless strategy in PhotoPlus Expo interview


 
 

At the recent PhotoPlus Expo in New York City's Javits Convention Center, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview the senior executives behind Sony's impressive Alpha camera line. Three key architects of the company's mirrorless strategy took Dave...

Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 First Impressions: Out in the field with the GH5


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Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 DG First Impressions

 
 

The recently announced Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 is all about ample light-gathering power in a sports and wildlife lens tool, while maintaining the more manageable sizes promised by the Micro Four Thirds system. Although differing slightly in...

Nikon D5 takes its first journey into space: First of the 53 D5 cameras Nikon sold to NASA launch into orbit

 
 

Back in August, we shared the news that Nikon had sold 53 Nikon D5 DSLR cameras to NASA. Nikon has announced that the D5 is now making its first mission into space aboard a re-supply mission that launched on November 12.

The 53 D5 cameras Nikon sold to NASA are all unmodified, meaning that the 20.8-megapixel...