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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Yeah, yeah…speed… but what about image quality? Sony A9 First Shots from the lab!

 
 

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...

Learn more about the Sony A9 during B&H live stream

 
 
 
 

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...

Fuji X-T20 Field Test: Impressive camera offers great imaging and performance


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...

Photokina to become yearly event, fulfilling wish literally no one asked for

 
 

Photokina has for years been known the world over as the largest and most important photo/video tradeshow and convention on the planet. Every two years in the fall, just about everyone in the industry converges in Cologne, Germany for a week and submerges themselves fully in photography equipment. Not only is it...

Four hours of free Photoshop tutorials covering over 30 techniques every photographer needs to know

 
 

Last year, Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid made a video showing 30 Photoshop CC tools and features in around 30 minutes and it was a great video resource for photographers looking to brush up on their editing skills. Dodson has now gone even further with that idea with his new four-part video series, which just saw its...

Shutter Release: Canon 200mm f/1.8 lens on eBay, how to light high key portraits and more

 
 

An opportunity to purchase Canon's unique 200mm f/1.8 lens - Mirrorless Rumors

A German eBay user is selling a Canon FD f/1.8 L lens for just under US$8,000 with worldwide shipping. If you want this lens, perhaps the fastest 200mm lens ever made, here's your chance. If you'd like to learn more about this lens and...

Win a Sony A9 or $500 gift card: Deals and promotions for Sony’s hot new pro camera

 
 

Our friends at Adorama have a couple of great promotions running for the new Sony A9, which will begin shipping this Thursday!

Win a Sony A9 through Adorama

One lucky customer who preorders a Sony A9 through Adorama before May 25 will receive a full refund for the price of the camera.

Click here to preorder...

60-second introductions to film photography: From photography basics to darkroom essentials

 
 

Ilford Photography created a series of neat animations for a video series, "Introduction to Film Photography," earlier this year. In the videos, some of which are embedded below, Ilford shows off various aspects of film photography, from an SLR itself to darkroom essentials. Even if you don't shoot film and are new...

Yeah, yeah…speed… but what about image quality? Sony A9 First Shots from the lab!

 
 

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 range. For anyone interested in comparisons to other models, our...

Learn more about the Sony A9 during B&H live stream

 
 
 
 

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 idea of what to expect from our preview and samples, there is...

Fuji X-T20 Field Test: Impressive camera offers great imaging and performance


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 price point. Like its more expensive siblings, the X-T20...

Shutter Release: Does Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.8 lens best the Zeiss Batis 85mm prime?

 
 

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 fact, per their tests, the 85mm f/1.8 even bests the Zeiss Batis 85mm...

DJI will basically brick your drone if you don’t comply with new firmware requirements

 
 

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, all DJI product owners (outside of DJI's home country of China)...

Print 13 x 19 at home for just $130? Indeed, with this new Canon Pro-100 deal!

 
 

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 period ends on May 31, so you don't have much longer to take...

Canon blindfolds three photographers asks them to transform their sense of taste into a photo

 
 

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 below, three professional photographers are blindfolded and consume...

Take an ultra HD swim with Swellpro’s latest 4K-capable Splash Drone 3 Auto

 
 

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 company has released many details about the upcoming quadcopter....

Three techniques you can use to create your best black and white images in Lightroom

 
 

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 black and white images in Adobe Lightroom.

The first way to...

Canon reissues service notice for 24-105mm f/4L IS II


 
 

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 that it had accidentally been released early. And now, it's back! (And...

Firmware Friday: Canon pulls 7D II update, updates Cinema EOS; Nikon and Sigma ship new firmware too

 
 

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 update for the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR. Nor is that all for the week...

Shutter Release: Blending exposures in Photoshop, square bokeh, a brilliant NYC time lapse and more

 
 

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 tutorials on his YouTube channel and his latest video is all about exposure...

Breakthrough Photography introduces Dark CPL and tempered glass graduated neutral density filters

 
 

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 solid neutral density filters. At the time of writing, the...

A colorful world: Artist matches his photographs with Pantone swatches in his fun photo series

 
 

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 his hand holding the matching Pantone swatch in Photoshop. He told...

Shutter Release: Manfrotto releases stylish new bags, adding flare to your shots and more

 
 

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 versatile tote-style bag). The trio of bags are designed for...