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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Olympus E-M5 II Shooter’s Report Part I: Exploring Bermuda with the just-launched enthusiast mirrorless


 
 

A few weeks ago, the Olympus E-M5 II compact system camera made its debut as a followup to the extremely popular E-M5 (E-M5 vs E-M5 II). With a raft of significant changes throughout, including a...

Resolution Wars, part II: Comparing RAW files - Micro Four Thirds vs Medium Format, Really?

 
 

The Olympus E-M5 II really stunned us with its new High Res Shot mode that offers a whopping 40-megapixel JPEG file through some unique sensor-shifting multi-shot processing. The resulting image competes handily...

Olympus E-M5 II Shooter’s Report Part I: Exploring Bermuda with the just-launched enthusiast mirrorless


 
 

A few weeks ago, the Olympus E-M5 II compact system camera made its debut as a followup to the extremely popular E-M5 (E-M5 vs E-M5 II). With a raft of significant changes throughout, including a record-breaking image stabilization system, redesigned weather-sealed body, tilt/swivel display, performance and...

Breaking down the basics of shooting against a white seamless

 
 

A white seamless background is one of the most versatile options when it comes to photographing a subject, be it a still-life or portrait. To pay homage to the simple and resourceful tool, Zack Arias has shared the first video of a two-part series that walks through the basic workflow of using a white seamless.

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Resolution Wars, part II: Comparing RAW files - Micro Four Thirds vs Medium Format, Really?

 
 

The Olympus E-M5 II really stunned us with its new High Res Shot mode that offers a whopping 40-megapixel JPEG file through some unique sensor-shifting multi-shot processing. The resulting image competes handily against high-resolution full-frame cameras, such as the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R.

However, for many...

Report shows Getty Images low on cash, stock photo profit down 17%

 
 

Getty Images appears to be going through some financial struggles. According to a report from Bloomberg Business, published yesterday, Getty Images burned through roughly a third of its cash in the last three months of 2014 alone.

A source, who wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak...

AP, NFL announce extension of exclusive photo licensing deal through 2017 season

 
 

The Associated Press and National Football League have announced today they’re extending their commercial photo agreement through the 2017 season.

The agreement continues a tradition dating back to 1967, when AP and its photographers documented the first Super Bowl. Not only did they cover the first Super Bowl,...

Panasonic announces Lumix G 42.5mm portrait and 30mm macro lenses

 
 

Panasonic has announced two new pieces of glass for its Micro Four Thirds lens lineup: a 42.5mm f/1.7 portrait and 30mm f/2.8 macro.

Designed from the ground up as a portraiture lens, the 42.5mm f/1.7 offers a large maximum aperture at an 85mm full-frame equivalent focal length. In addition to the speedy, 7-blade...

‘SHARE’: The art book designed to be ripped apart

 
 

What is art if not shared with others? That is the thought-provoking question brought to life by a new book called SHARE.

Curated and published by Heroes & Pioneers, the idea behind the book is to not purely consume, but also share. That’s because the book is designed to allow you to rip out the individual,...

Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 Lens Review: A stand-out, versatile, ultra-wide zoom

 
 

Fuji announced the 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens at the end of 2013, and it finally released several months later. This ultra-wide zoom lens offers an equivalent 15-36mm field of view, optical image stabilization, and a constant maximum aperture of f/4. This all makes for a rather unique and versatile ultra-wide lens for...

How to capture falling snow in your photographs

 
Capturing those sharp, clear, Grandma Moses white-dot snowflakes is more that luck. You need to understand how your camera sees falling objects—in this case, snowflakes.

Picture one of those beautiful, Currier and Ives big giant snowflakes snow falls. If you’re in the woods by yourself; it’s just about one of the...

An overview of the best practices for storing and archiving your images

 
 

One of the most important aspects of digital photography is storing and properly backing up your photographs. As impressive as storage solutions have become, they’re by no means infallible and are more than capable of failing out of nowhere.

It’s important then that you have a pre-planned digital storage solution...

Nikon D5500 gallery posted: Forgetting high ISO fear

 
 

The Nikon D5500 has quickly risen to the 5th most popular camera on our website since its announcement at CES in January, so we didn't want to delay in getting you a big batch of real-world gallery images. For anyone who's seen our D5500 First Shots post, you already know from our laboratory test images that its...

Sony A7 II Shooter’s Report: Improved ergonomics, performance and top-notch image stabilization

 
 

The Sony A7-series has been a massive success thanks to outstanding image quality from its full-frame sensor and a small, lightweight form factor. This is all despite a few quirks -- slow startup, less-than-optimal ergonomics and limited native lens selection, for instance. Now, the second generation of the...

Restrap SHOOT: a tough, good-looking camera strap that uses magnets for easy swapping

 
 

Restrap, a Yorkshire-based company that usually specializes in cyclist accessories, has officially entered the photography realm with a SHOOT, an innovative camera strap that utilizes the power of high-powered, tech-safe magnets to keep your gear by your side.

SHOOT comes in two varieties: a traditional shoulder...

Broadcom patent shows method for using cloud-computing to improve smartphone image quality

 
 

A recently published patent from Broadcom lays out the framework for a cloud-based infrastructure designed to communicate and share information with your smartphone to improve its imaging capabilities.

Surface level, the groundwork laid out in the patent is straightforward – a smartphone communicates with online...

Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D810 Kit $3697; Pentax K-3 Bundle $1174; Up to $200 off Panasonic, Fuji lenses, Up to $400 off Nikon lenses & more!

 
 

After a bit of break, we've now gathered a good selection of deals and discounts on a wide range of cameras and lenses! Up today are big savings on a full-frame Nikon DSLR kit, as well as on a selection of Nikkor lenses. We also found further price drop on a cool Pentax DSLR kit with lens and battery grip. There's...

Nikon Q&A @ CP+ 2015: The mirrorless future, wavefront-based lens design, the D750 fix and more


 
 

In my second interview from CP+2015, Nikon execs talk about their view of mirrorless, their responsibility to innovate, wavefront-based lens design, the D750 flare fix, and of course the inevitable question about 4K. I spoke with Mr. Tetsuya Yamamoto, Corporate Vice President, Sector Manager, Development...

Canon 7D Mark II Shooter’s Report Part II: A top choice for wildlife, sports and multimedia

 
 

Last month, long-time Nikon shooter Jeremy Gray dove in to give the Canon 7D Mark II a spin, and now he's back with the second installment of his Canon 7D Mark II Shooter's Report. On the first pass he covered handling and ergonomics as well as his thoughts on the general shooting experience with the new Canon...

Nikon D5500 First Shots posted: Does this newly designed sensor improve high ISO performance?

 
 

Improving high ISO performance is one of the most sought after frontiers in modern camera technology, and for good reason. Most every photographer out there needs faster shutter speeds in low light from time to time, and some rely on it for their very careers. Sports photographers crave it, as do handheld shooters...

Canon Q&A @ CP+ 2015: Autofocus, whither full-frame mirrorless, and can 5Ds video best the 5D III?

 
 

I always enjoy the opportunity to meet with camera and lens company executives, and dig a little deeper into some of the behind-the-scenes information and tech details about their products. (I admit it, I'm a pretty serious camera-tech geek :-)

Here's the content of my first executive interview from the CP+ 2015...

A look into the career of the photographer behind some of hip hop’s most iconic albums

 
 

Photographer Jonathan Mannion has captured some of the most iconic images in hip hop history. From Jay-Z album covers to gritty portraits of Nas, the Ohio-born photographer has carved his path through the world of hip hop and photography.

Along the way, he’s gathered plenty of stories and many lessons, a few of...