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Sony beefs up FE lens lineup with 4 new optics, including Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, lens converters

 
 

One of the big complaints aimed towards Sony's popular A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras is the lack of a robust native lens lineup. In an effort to stem that tide, Sony continues to expand their FE lineup...

Should you clean your lens?

 
One ride in the back of a pickup truck on a dirt road and your lens could end up like this. It’s looks a lot like sandpaper, doesn’t it? And that exactly how that grit will behave if you rub it with cloth.

I hesitate...

Fujifilm announces new rental program, set to go live in the US on March 16th

 
 

Fujifilm has announced a new rental program, set to go live in the United States on March 16th.

Aptly called Fujifilm Professional Rental, the upcoming program is for photographers who would like to try out Fujifilm X-Series cameras and Fujinon XF lenses before making the larger investment of purchasing the gear....

Sony beefs up FE lens lineup with 4 new optics, including Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, lens converters

 
 

One of the big complaints aimed towards Sony's popular A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras is the lack of a robust native lens lineup. In an effort to stem that tide, Sony continues to expand their FE lineup with the introduction of four new FE lenses, including their first f/1.4 lens for the FE-mount, a...

How to make $300 in camera gear with a tiny bee and a DSLR

Making $300 in Adorama cash with a nice shot of a colorful bee on a flower is a neat feat indeed, but that's just what Bryan Schwertner did by taking the first prize in our January POTD contest. And how about making $200 with a tight shot of a soaring snowy owl as our longtime contributing photographer Jimmy Marz did, or winning $100 with a compelling image of a baby snow...

Should you clean your lens?

 
One ride in the back of a pickup truck on a dirt road and your lens could end up like this. It’s looks a lot like sandpaper, doesn’t it? And that exactly how that grit will behave if you rub it with cloth.

I hesitate to even discuss lens cleaning; I risk turning you into one of those lens cleaning fanatics simply by...

Lowepro launches Echelon, a luxurious lineup of premium camera bags

 
 

Yesterday, Lowepro announced Echelon, a new, limited-edition lineup of luxury camera bags. Sleek in design and constructed of premium materials, the Echelon lineup marks Lowepro’s first endeavor into the high-end bag market.

The Echelon lineup is offered as a three-piece collection and consists of a roller for...

Camera Deals of the Day: $200 off new Nikon D7200, Price Drops on Canon 5D3 ($2499), 6D ($1399), 7D ($849) and more!

 
 

If you've been waiting to jump on the Canon train or to upgrade your current Canon DSLR, now's the time, as they have just announced big price drops on some of their most popular DSLRs. Both the Canon 5D Mark III and 6D bodies and kits have dropped in price, as has the older, yet powerful Canon 7D. Retailers are...

What is Bounce Flash?

 
This is a big-time professional studio look and it was done with one little flash pointed at a wall to right. The entire wall becomes a large light source and produces a soft, flattering effect.

There are big light sources and there are small light sources.

I’m not talking about bright and dim here. I’m talking...

Apple reveals global ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ advertising campaign and gallery

 
 

Apple has unveiled a new advertising campaign and accompanying gallery, titled ‘Shot on iPhone 6’. As the name suggests, the campaign will feature photographs from 77 different artists, whose work will be displayed on billboards and posters in 70 cities, across 24 countries to showcase the camera capabilities of...

Quick tips for reducing, not removing, stray hairs in Photoshop

 
 

Removing stray hairs in post-production can be a cumbersome task, even when you do your best during the shoot to keep your subject’s hair under control.

To help you best manage your time and resources, photographer and CreativeLive contributor Chris Orwig has put together a short video demonstrating the best...

Nikon D7200 shoots for longer, boasts deeper buffer, better low-light autofocus and built-in Wi-Fi

 
 

Since early 2013, the Nikon D7100 has been the crown jewel of the company's APS-C camera lineup. Now, it follows up with the Nikon D7200, a camera that looks very similar to its predecessor on the outside, but sports several significant improvements beneath the skin.

Perhaps most importantly, the Nikon D7200...

Reach into the stratosphere with the new Nikon P900, an 83x optical, 2000mm eq. ultra-zooming behemoth

 
 

Nikon takes the all-in-one superzoom category to the next level, following closely on the heels of the recently announced P610 60x zoom camera, with the introduction of the Nikon Coolpix P900. The new P900 goes way beyond the standard 50-65x superzoom category though with a new, massive 83x, 2000mm eq. optical zoom...

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...