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Panasonic LX100 Shooter’s Report Part II: Once the sun sets, how’s it compare with the G7X, RX100 III?


 
 

If you're in the market for a large-sensor enthusiast compact, we have good news for you: Our Panasonic LX100 review continues this week with the second part of our Shooter's Report blog. (We actually brought...

The image quality of the GX7 for roughly half the price? We post Panasonic GF7 First Shots

 
 

When Panasonic announced the GF7 this past January they were quite clear in mentioning to us and to the camera world that the imaging pipeline in this little guy is basically the same as the one found in their...

Ricoh’s flagship Pentax K-3 II APS-C DSLR is better for sports, in the studio, and once the sun sets

 
 

It's no secret that the Pentax K-3 is one of our favorite APS-C DSLRs in the last couple of years. Now, brand owner Ricoh follows up with the Pentax K-3 II, a DSLR that takes the best of its previous...

Zeiss introduces new Batis line of FE-mount lenses with autofocus and OLED screen

 
 

Zeiss and Sony have had a long history of association; with the two companies collaborating on their 'ZA' line of A-mount and now E-mount lenses, and which carry both Sony and Zeiss branding. Zeiss, of course, also...

Panasonic LX100 Shooter’s Report Part II: Once the sun sets, how’s it compare with the G7X, RX100 III?


 
 

If you're in the market for a large-sensor enthusiast compact, we have good news for you: Our Panasonic LX100 review continues this week with the second part of our Shooter's Report blog. (We actually brought it live a couple of days ago, as you may have seen in the feature rotator on the front page of the...

Firmware Friday: Nikon D4S gets tweaks aplenty


 
 

It's Firmware Friday time once more, and this week we're keeping things simple with just one update for you -- the Nikon D4S DSLR has just received firmware version C:1.20.

Regular readers may remember that we recently told you of a forthcoming update for several Nikon DSLRs, including the D4S. That...

The difference between high key and low key lighting

 
 

Portrait photographer Daniel Norton has shared a helpful little video through Adorama’s YouTube channel. In it, he breaks down high key and low key lighting, two common lighting styles that make for dramatically different results.

Coming in at just shy of three minutes, the video breaks down a few common...

Yongnuo unveils its 35mm f/2 Canon clone

 
 

Chinese gear manufacturer Yongnuo has quite a knack for producing nearly identical clones of more reputable manufacturers’ gear. Their newest announcement is no exception.

Today, Yongnuo extends their lens lineup with a 35mm f/2 lens. You may notice Yongnuo’s latest optics bears a striking resemblance to Canon’s...

Sony camera app lets you trigger your camera with a wave of your hand

 
 

Sony has released Touchless Shutter, a new app that allows you to trigger your Sony camera without touching it at all.

Rather than pressing the shutter button or using a remote trigger, you simply wave your hand in front of your camera’s eye proximity sensor and the shutter will fire. For those using the...

The image quality of the GX7 for roughly half the price? We post Panasonic GF7 First Shots

 
 

When Panasonic announced the GF7 this past January they were quite clear in mentioning to us and to the camera world that the imaging pipeline in this little guy is basically the same as the one found in their highly acclaimed GX7, a camera that won our overall Best Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera in our 2013 COTY...

Canon USA video shares the science behind its 4K optics

 
 

Canon USA has posted an informational  video to YouTube that dives into the process and technologies behind its growing line of 4K lenses.

Just shy of three and a half minutes long, the video breaks down the four main components that determine the quality of most any lens: resolving power, contrast ratio, lateral...

Sony introduces two updated zoom lenses for its A-mount camera systems

 
 

Today, Sony lifted the veil on two new Zeiss zoom lenses to add to its lineup of A-mount glass. The two new lenses are the standard zoom 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and the wide-angle zoom 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II.

Both the 24–70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 16–35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II rely on the same optical formula as their...

Be willing to bail on your ideas

 
 

When things appear to be going wrong in a photograph—by that I mean, something you don’t want to happen—things may actually be going right.

It’s perfectly natural to have a rigid idea of what you want a picture to be. Lots of great photographs are made by photographers with a preconceived vision. But it’s...

Ricoh’s flagship Pentax K-3 II APS-C DSLR is better for sports, in the studio, and once the sun sets

 
 

It's no secret that the Pentax K-3 is one of our favorite APS-C DSLRs in the last couple of years. Now, brand owner Ricoh follows up with the Pentax K-3 II, a DSLR that takes the best of its previous enthusiast-grade flagship, and makes some very important changes that will benefit sports, studio, available-light...

Adobe Camera Raw 9 update brings performance boost and features of Lightroom CC/6

 
 

Adobe has followed up the announcement of Lightroom CC/6 with the official release of Adobe Camera Raw 9.0. As has been the trend for many years, Adobe Camera Raw has received the main feature points of Adobe Lightroom CC/6, including the boost in performance, RAW panorama stitching, RAW HDR blending and, of...

Zeiss introduces new Batis line of FE-mount lenses with autofocus and OLED screen

 
 

Zeiss and Sony have had a long history of association; with the two companies collaborating on their 'ZA' line of A-mount and now E-mount lenses, and which carry both Sony and Zeiss branding. Zeiss, of course, also designs and manufactures its own dedicated line of lenses, including those for mirrorless systems --...

Adobe gives Lightroom CC/6 speed boost, facial recognition, RAW panos and RAW HDRs


 
 

Adobe Unveils Lightroom CC: Speed Boost, RAW HDR and Pano, Face Finding, and More

Adobe has announced the release of its latest version of Adobe Lightroom. This time around, they’ve split the exact same program into two different iterations, one for its subscription-based Creative Cloud service and a...

VSCO releases Film Pack 00, a free pack to test drive their presets


 
 

 

Visual Supply Co., more affectionately referred to as VSCO, has released a new teaser preset pack to entice would-be users who aren’t 100% sure about dropping the investment on one (or more) of their widely used preset packs.

It’s called VSCO Film Pack 00 and it contains two of VSCO’s most popular...

Camera Deals of the Day: $900 off Nikon D750 Kit, $2,697; Up to $150 off NEW Nikon J5 Kits, $647; Refurb Nikon P600 $199 and more!

 
 

Need a new Nikon DSLR? Or how about a new superzoom camera? Well, you're in luck, as we've found some great deals on Nikon D750 cameras -- both as body-only and kit configurations. Also, we've found some nice savings on both Fujifilm and Nikon superzoom cameras. There're some other deals on today's list as well,...

Nikon and Sigma reach settlement in OS patent infringement case

 
Nikon's proprietary VR (Vibration Reduction) module.

Since at least spring of 2011, Nikon and Sigma have been battling it out in the courtroom over image stabilization technology. Specifically, Nikon accused Sigma of patent infringement in regards to using proprietary technology used in Nikon’s VR (Vibration...

Seeing life through vertical (portrait) orientation

 
200,000 photographs and they had to “digitally manipulate” a horizontal into a vertical to fit the cover.

It’s a horizontal world—the horizon is, well, horizontal—and our cameras, when held upright, shoot horizontal pictures. It’s one more step, one more thing to think about, when you turn your camera on its side to...

Print on-the-fly with Polaroid’s new Zip mobile printer

In January, Polaroid announced the impending arrival of its Polaroid Zip mobile printer. Today, the Zip printer goes live, bringing Polaroid’s proprietary Zink (Zero-Ink) technology to the next level.

The Zip printer uses Bluetooth/NFC technology to crank out 2x3-inch color prints from iOS or Android devices. This is done through Polaroid’s...

Kipon unveils world’s first Canon EF-MFT electronic autofocus adapter

 
 

Lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has unveiled the world’s first Canon EF-MFT electronic autofocus adapter.

Five years ago Kipon developed the world’s first Canon EF lens on Micro Four Thirds body mechanical adapter with a built-in iris. Today, they improve upon the feat with a completely automatic adapter that...

Photoflex says its back in business, looking for ‘opportunities’ to keep it alive

 
 

On April 1st, lighting gear manufacturer Photoflex announced via its website it was closing its doors after 30 years of business. But it appears the end might not be as near as they thought.

Yesterday, Photoflex posted an updated message on its website stating the company is currently ‘in the process of working...