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Firmware Friday: New features for Fuji X-Pro2, X-E3; Important bugfix for Panasonic Varicam 35 and HS


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is short and to the point. We have news of new firmware from two companies this week, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Fuji has updated its X-Pro2 and X-E3 cameras with new...

Rumor Rumblings: What will the next Nikon mirrorless camera be like and can it succeed?

 
 

We know that Nikon is working on a mirrorless camera. The company has been on record as saying as much for a while now. Nikon Rumors has posted a rumor about specifications for the new so-called Nikon "Z mount"...

Review Redo: Sony A7S II vs Panasonic GH5S High ISO Comparison

 
 

Last week we published our field test of the Panasonic GH5S and lauded its high ISO performance which we still stand by when considering how relatively small the sensor of the camera is. However, in that review we...

Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Field Test: A compact, all-in-one zoom lens that’s ready for your next vacation


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Field Test

 
 

Despite all the attention towards Sony full-frame cameras these days, they still make some darn good APS-C cameras. With the recent announcement of the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6...

Firmware Friday: New features for Fuji X-Pro2, X-E3; Important bugfix for Panasonic Varicam 35 and HS


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is short and to the point. We have news of new firmware from two companies this week, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Fuji has updated its X-Pro2 and X-E3 cameras with new features, while Panasonic has fixed a problem that could rarely cause system errors on the Varicam 35 and HS...

Rumor Rumblings: What will the next Nikon mirrorless camera be like and can it succeed?

 
 

We know that Nikon is working on a mirrorless camera. The company has been on record as saying as much for a while now. Nikon Rumors has posted a rumor about specifications for the new so-called Nikon "Z mount" mirrorless lens mount and it has a very short flange distance of only 16 millimeters and a diameter of 49...

Review Redo: Sony A7S II vs Panasonic GH5S High ISO Comparison

 
 

Last week we published our field test of the Panasonic GH5S and lauded its high ISO performance which we still stand by when considering how relatively small the sensor of the camera is. However, in that review we compared the results of video from the GH5S to still images from the A7SII via our previous review...

Fotorgear Magilight launches on Indiegogo as a more affordable, portable, ergonomic Pixelstick alternative


 
 

A few years ago, light painting as an artform was reinvented by the arrival of one seriously cool gadget. Bitbanger Labs' Pixelstick debuted to great acclaim, quickly whistled past its funding goals on Kickstarter, and wowed reviewers and customers alike with its artistic potential.

That's not to say it was...

Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Field Test: A compact, all-in-one zoom lens that’s ready for your next vacation


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Field Test

 
 

Despite all the attention towards Sony full-frame cameras these days, they still make some darn good APS-C cameras. With the recent announcement of the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, the E-mount system is still alive and kicking all around. This new travel zoom lens joins a...

Foggy photography: Take advantage of foggy conditions to capture distinct, moody images

 
 

Fog is an interesting weather condition for photography. It robs images of sharpness and color, for starters, but it can add a lot of mood and drama to a scene as well. Tony and Chelsea Northrup have specific locations in mind for fog and during a recent dreary day, they packed up and headed out.

What makes a...

Speed up your Photoshop workflow with these shortcuts, plus a great frequency separation tutorial

 
 

Learning shortcuts is a great way to speed up your photo editing workflow. Photoshop in particular has an immense number of keyboard shortcuts and mastering them can cut your editing time drastically. In the video below, Kevin Roodhorst covers four tricks to speed up your Photoshop workflow.

The video is part of...

Today only: The Lytro Illum Light Field Camera is on saleā€¦is it worth it now?

 
 

While the coverage for the Lytro Illum camera has not always been positive, and the camera isn't even manufactured anymore, it is still an interesting camera and piece of technology. The Lytro launched with a list price eclipsing $1,000, which many critics and consumers alike believed was far too much for the kind...

G-Tech unveils smaller 4-bay option for its popular G-SPEED Shuttle

 
 

G-Tech is one of the photo and video market's go-to brands for exceptional storage solutions, and one of their more popular products is the G-SPEED Shuttle. The Shuttle is a massive eight bay portable hard disk array that also can be modded to accept a group of different adapters from a host of different companies...

While RAW offers white balance flexibility, it’s still useful to get it right in the camera

 
 

Last week, we shared a couple videos from landscape photographer Dave Morrow. For the uninitiated, he's on the move for much of the year and regularly records his travels via his YouTube channel. His newest video as part of his "Landscape Photography Journals" series focuses on his live view shooting technique and...

Resolution Wars heat up as Hasselblad announces new H6D-400C that’s capable of 400mp images

 
 

With more and more full-frame cameras now including a multi-shot mode, such as the new Sony A7R III, Hasselblad has released a new medium-format model with its own "Multi-Shot" technology, the Hasselblad H6D-400c MS. The camera is equipped with a 53.4 x 40 millimeter 100-megapixel CMOS sensor which captures 16-bit...

Pro photographer David Bergman shares his simple tip for making more compelling compositions

 
 

Photographer - and Canon Explorer of Light - David Bergman is back with another episode of "Two Minute Tips" for Adorama TV. The latest video is about composition.

This simple trick is to fill your frame. It may seem obvious, but a lot of photographs have unnecessary space around their subject. Sometimes negative...

9 tips for amazing photographs from National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes

 
 

Marc Silber of Advancing your Photography met up with his friend and professional photographer Bob Holmes. Holmes has worked with Advancing your Photography before and always shares great photography tips. The latest video focuses on general tips for better photography.

Holmes' first two tips are focused on lines...

7 easy edits you can perform in Adobe Lightroom CC to correct common photography mistakes

 
 

Adobe Lightroom CC is a very powerful photo editor. Sure, it can help you organize and manage your image library too, but there are many photographers, professionals and amateurs alike, who utilize Lightroom for all or nearly all of their image edits. Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid has a new video tutorial focused on...

New blockbuster movie Proud Mary was shot using Sony A7S II, A9 and RX0 cameras

 
 

Hitting theatres last Friday, Proud Mary is a new action film starring Taraji P. Henson, who you might be familiar with from the television shows Empire and Person of Interest. While blockbuster movies are typically out of our wheelhouse here at Imaging Resource, Proud Mary is interesting to Sony fans in particular...

Leica announces a pair of new SL prime lenses, the 75mm and 90mm f/2 APO portrait primes

 
 

Leica Camera has officially announced a pair of new lenses for its SL system. The two new Summicron-SL lenses are the APO Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH and the APO Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. With the addition of these two SL primes, the SL lens lineup now has three prime lenses to go with its pair of zoom lenses....

Firmware Friday: Better AF and photojournalism tweaks for Sony A9; Canon 1DC, Panasonic EVA1 too


 
 

Our first Firmware Friday roundup of the year arrives a week later than usual, with no new releases having landed over the New Year's period. This week, though, we have news to report from Fujifilm, Panasonic and Sony, with the latter in particular having some exciting new features on offer.

Let's get right...

A pair of portrait retouching videos will help you learn new skills in Lightroom and Photoshop

 
 

Today we have a pair of portrait retouching videos to share with you. If you are new to portrait photography or simply want to find ways to improve your efficiency and effectiveness with retouching, this is the place to be.

The first video comes from Adorama TV and photographer Mark Wallace. It's actually a...

Photoshop blending mode crash course

 
 

Do you want to learn more about blending modes in Photoshop and be better able to edit your images with more control and precision? Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel is here to help with the crash course below. The video below is less than 10 minutes long, so it cannot cover all the blending modes in...

How to utilize your histogram in the field and when processing RAW files

 
 

Photographer Dave Morrow spends most of the year traveling and backpacking while capturing stunning landscape photos, which you can see here. As part of his ongoing "Landscape Photography Journals" video series, Morrow has dedicated a pair of videos to histogram shooting techniques and better understanding RGB and...