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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Fuji X-T1 gets improved flash, front dial bug fix


 
 

Between the holiday season, CES show and an impressively powerful flu bug which took Senior Reviews Editor Mike Tomkins out for the count, our Firmware Friday roundup has necessarily taken something of an...

Caffeine Priority: Hands-on with the hands-off photo editing software, Photolemur

 
 

Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority...

We covered Photolemur in early December. Since then, I've had the opportunity to use the MacOS software and see what it offers photographers.

To brief you on what Photolemur is, it is a piece of automated photo editing software. Claiming to be the...

COSYSPEED Camslinger Streetomatic + Review: Compact, well-designed bag

 
 

In early December, I wrote about COSYSPEED’s new camera bag, the Streetomatic +. It is compact, but larger than its predecessor, capable of holding a DSLR camera rather than the mirrorless camera the the original Streetomatic was designed to carry. What makes this bag particularly interesting is how it is made to...

Broncolor offering photographers $24,000 in gear, discounts, exposure and more in Gen NEXT contest

 
 

If you are between 18 and 30 years old, you can win broncolor gear worth $24,000 in their Gen NEXT competition. You can submit up to three images falling within any genre of photography, such as sports, still life, portraits, etc. Submissions are open until March 7 at midnight Central European Time. Broncolor is...

Firmware Friday: Fuji X-T1 gets improved flash, front dial bug fix


 
 

Between the holiday season, CES show and an impressively powerful flu bug which took Senior Reviews Editor Mike Tomkins out for the count, our Firmware Friday roundup has necessarily taken something of an extended hiatus over the last few weeks. It returns today, though, with news of an update from the folks...

French fashion photographer takes you on a distinct visual journey through China at night

 
 

In early December, WIRED rebranded its photography website, WIRED Photo. When they did so, they promised better visuals and excellent storytelling. They’ve delivered with their recent coverage of Marilyn Mugot’s excellent night photography project.

The French fashion photographer and graphic designer travelled to...

More than a slap on the wrist: Aerial photography company hit with large fine for FAA violations

 
 

After seeking a record sum of US$1.9 million from aerial photography company SkyPan International, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted $200,000 as part of a settlement. SkyPan International was charged with orchestrating 65 unauthorized flights in congested airspaces, lacking proper certification...

Lighting up the polar night: Finnish artist creates stunning light paintings that look out of this world

 
 

"Great Big Story" recently made a video about Finnish artist Hannu Huhtamo and his long exposure photography. “Darkness is the canvas and the light is my brush,” Huhtamo says, “With light painting you can create new worlds in the darkness.” As much a painter as he is a photographer, he treats his camera and lens as...

Mirrorless monster: Thriller film “Cadaver” to be shot entirely with a Sony a7S II

 
 

Coming to a theater near you this summer, Cadaver - a horror-thriller movie starring Shay Mitchell ("Pretty Little Liars") - will be the first movie shot entirely with a Sony a7S II camera. In Cadaver, disgraced ex-cop and recovering addict Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) must take a graveyard shift at the morgue in the...

Histogram myths: Matt Granger on understanding histograms and how to properly use them

 
 

Photographer and educator Matt Granger wants to help us better understand histograms. Histograms are very useful and many of us are familiar with them, but Granger says there are three very common misconceptions that he wants to help eliminate.

You may be tempted to make judgements about your images and their...

It’s finally here: Full details on the Fuji GFX medium-format mirrorless camera, including the price!

 
 

Last fall, Fujifilm stole the show at Photokina 2016 with a surprise development announcement, flooring us all with its vision of an incredibly compact medium-format mirrorless camera. Today, it takes that announcement off the development roster, and brings it into the real world with the official launch of the...

X100F and 4K-shooting X-T20: Fuji announces pair of new 24MP X-Trans cameras

 
 

Alongside the official announcement of the new medium format Fuji GFX, Fujifilm has also announced updates to a pair of their APS-C X-Series cameras, the Fuji X100F and Fuji X-T20. These refreshed models not only get some  which are both centered around 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III image sensors.

Fuji...

Fujifilm launches new compact, affordable XF50mm f/2 R WR lens

 
 

True to their lens roadmap, Fujifilm today announced the launch of their new Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR lens. The Fujinon lens lineup features a generous number of prime lenses, and the XF 50mm fills a gap between two 35mm lenses, and the 56mm f/1.2. When mounted on a Fujifilm camera body, the XF 50mm lens will...

Thin body, wide ISO range: Leica introduces slimmest, highest-sensitivity digital M camera, the M10

 
 

Leica's M line has simultaneously beefed up and slimmed down. The newly-announced Leica M10 features the slimmest body of any Leica digital M camera, while including a physical ISO dial, higher-magnification (0.73x) optical viewfinder and redeveloped 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Maestro II image...

Updated: Harvard - NOT that Harvard - offers a free course on digital photography

 
 

Updated on January 19 at 4:15 PM ET: Per Fstoppers, it turns out that the Alison platform below is not hosting Harvard's photography course. Fstoppers has reached out to the Harvard Photography Department for more information. Feel free to use the lectures anyways, even though they aren't from Harvard.

Harvard is...

Smooth operators: 10 top video tripod heads for any budget

 
 

Any photographer who tries shooting video using an ordinary tripod designed for still photography soon discovers the limitations of a standard 3-way pan/tilt head or ball head in achieving smooth panning and tilting motions. Indeed, if you're serious about creating professional looking videos, a high-quality video...

Droneless in Seattle: Irresponsible drone pilot crashes into Space Needle, faces potential criminal charges

 
 

There is likely little more annoying to responsible drone pilots than hearing about irresponsible drone pilots. Between crashing drones through windows or flying them near airplanes, it seems that people continue to give lawmakers more motivation to write stricter laws and regulations. On New Year’s Eve, an...

It’s raining drones: Pilot whose drone knocked woman unconscious found guilty, faces up to 364 days in jail

 
 

While drones are responsible for a lot of incredible imagery and great enjoyment for responsible drone pilots, we are seeing an increasing number of unfortunate incidents relating to drones. This incident actually dates back to June 2015, but it was finally resolved in court late last week.

Paul M. Skinner was...

Nikon KeyMission 360 takes D.C.: Inauguration to be livestreamed in VR and 360-degree video

 
 

The upcoming US Presidential Inauguration on January 20 is an important event in American history for many reasons, not the least of which is that it will involve the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States.

USA Today has announced that they will be marking the occasion by live streaming the...

Dangerous digits: Showing your fingerprints could lead to identity theft due to higher resolution cameras

 
 

Could someone steal your fingerprints through an image? What may sound like extreme fear mongering does have some basis in reality as Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) has recently issued a warning to the public to not share images online of themselves flashing the “V” sign (often referred to as the...

Nikon D5600 First Shots: Time to make comparisons against the rival T6i, K-70, A6500 and more!

 
 

Two years in the making, the Nikon D5600 has some pretty big shoes to fill in Nikon's intermediate DSLR category. The D5500 not only won Best Intermediate DSLR in our 2015 Camera of the Year awards but was also named the "Best indoor sports camera under $1000" by us that same year. It's a camera we simply fell in...