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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Canon EOS M6 First Shots: See what the EOS M3 successor sports under the hood for image quality

 
 


Click here to see our Canon EOS M6 First Shots

 
 

It sure seems like it's "Canon Week" here at IR! After serving up a heaping helping our Canon lens factory...

Canon 77D First Shots: Lab images from Canon’s new sub-$1000 intermediate-level DSLR


Click here to see our Canon 77D First Shots

 
 

Simultaneously announced alongside the T7i last month ahead of CP+, the new Canon 77D features an altogether similar imaging pipeline as its Rebel-series sibling,...

Up to Utsunomiya: An extremely rare look at Canon’s primary lens factory

(by William Brawley and Dave Etchells)

It was still nighttime when we awoke in Yokohama, Japan the Monday following the CP+ expo. No time for any breakfast, but the hotel wasn't serving it yet anyway. We had to dash to the lobby to meet the...

For a two-time combat veteran, photography is an outlet and a way to give a face to PTSD

 
 

Michael McCoy served two tours in Iraq. He returned home with a photography hobby and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “On my first trip to Iraq, I would take tons of pictures to keep up the morale and to send back to friends and family,” McCoy told TIME. All the photos he captured had been backed up to a...

Leica launches stealthy, limited camera and lens; Meyer-Optik adds colorful options to Kickstarter

 
 

Leica "Blue Stain" MP and Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Leica Store in Berlin, the legendary company is releasing a special series of the Leica M, dubbed “Blue Stain.” This is a particularly limited edition as the special MP will be produced in a series of ten cameras....

Canon EOS M6 First Shots: See what the EOS M3 successor sports under the hood for image quality

 
 


Click here to see our Canon EOS M6 First Shots

 
 

It sure seems like it's "Canon Week" here at IR! After serving up a heaping helping our Canon lens factory tour and subsequent interview as well as First Shots from two other recent Canon DSLRs, we're now set to...

Marvelous Mars: Finnish photographer’s labor of love brings Martian surface to life

 
 

Finnish photographer and videographer Jan Fröjdman has a wide array of interests including nature, design, hot-air ballooning, but he also enjoys astronomy and space. Enter NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) and it’s a match made in heaven. NASA produced high-resolution stereo images of the...

Canon 77D First Shots: Lab images from Canon’s new sub-$1000 intermediate-level DSLR


Click here to see our Canon 77D First Shots

 
 

Simultaneously announced alongside the T7i last month ahead of CP+, the new Canon 77D features an altogether similar imaging pipeline as its Rebel-series sibling, housing a high-res 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the latest-generation DIGIC 7 image processor....

How is your color vision? Take these quizzes to find out

 
 

Unless you exclusively photograph black and white images – which don’t get me wrong, I love black and white photography and find it to offer its own unique set of challenges – color plays an important role in your photography. We spend a lot of time searching out beautiful color and finding ways to process our...

Lomography goes wide with new Instant Automat Glass Magellan, first wide angle instant camera

 
 

Using Fujifilm Instax Mini Film, the new Lomography Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Magellan is the first wide-angle instant camera. Equipped with a 21mm-equivalent lens (actual focal length is 38mm) with a maximum aperture of f/4.5, “the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass has everything you need to capture the world in...

Canon T7i First Shots: Canon’s first DIGIC 7 Rebel-series DSLR makes its way to our testing lab

 
 

The latest Rebel-series camera, the Canon T7i (aka the EOS 800D for Europe or the Kiss X9i for Japan) is the first EOS DSLR model, along with simultaneously-announced EOS 77D, to feature the latest DIGIC 7 image processor. We now have our review unit in our hands and are ready to share our signature First Shots...

Canon G9X II First Shots: The smallest 1-inch sensored compact hits our test lab


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With a new and improved processor, the Canon G9X Mark II seeks to build upon the popularity of the Canon G9X launched in 2015. That camera redefined how small a 1-inch sensored camera could be, and was awarded a Dave's Pick from us at IR for its small size...

Up to Utsunomiya: An extremely rare look at Canon’s primary lens factory

(by William Brawley and Dave Etchells)

It was still nighttime when we awoke in Yokohama, Japan the Monday following the CP+ expo. No time for any breakfast, but the hotel wasn't serving it yet anyway. We had to dash to the lobby to meet the group.

So why wake up before the crack of dawn? IR publisher Dave Etchells and I had the extremely...

Nikon shares its love for New York City and historic N line with new “Love Letters” campaign

 
 

Do you love New York City, the city so nice they named it twice? Nikon does and they’re showing it with their new “Love Letters” campaign. The campaign starts with “Love Letters from the N Line,” which focuses on the well-known N Line that traverses three of New York City’s boroughs and carries nine million...

Canon lens factory tour interview: Fewer people, higher-quality, more affordable lenses


 
 

Shortly after the completion of this year's installment of the annual CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells and Senior Editor William Brawley headed a couple of hours north to Utsunomiya, the capital of the Tochigi Prefecture, and home to Canon's primary lens factory. The...

Fuji GFX Extended Gallery: Delving into portraits, higher ISO’s and more

 
 

One of the most exciting cameras to grace the halls of our headquarters in some time, we've all been eager to get out into the field with the Fujifilm GFX. Our first gallery series came to you live from Japan courtesy of our senior editor William Brawley, who then handed this huge-sensored camera with the...

New algorithm from Google reduces JPEG file size while also increasing perceived quality

 
 

Compressing JPEGs to retain as much quality as possible while also reducing their file size is nothing new. In fact, such compression is used by many to keep the size of images on websites down in order to increase performance. But compression to this point has always resulted in either at best mostly retaining...

Nikon D5600 Field Test: Compact DSLR offers great image quality and Nikon SnapBridge compatibility

 
 

We've just published our Field Test of the new, compact Nikon D5600 DSLR. The D5600 follows very closely in the footsteps of its excellent predecessor, the D5500. The latest model uses the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and processor, resulting in a camera, that while great, doesn’t give existing D5500 owners a...

How to find the optimal ISO for astrophotography: Understanding ISO, noise and dynamic range

 
 

As part of their free “Astrophotography 101” series focused on photographing the Milky Way, Lonely Speck has written an incredibly in-depth article about finding the best ISO for astrophotography.

Finding the best exposure settings – shutter speed, aperture and ISO – for astrophotography can be tricky, especially...

New photography grants aim to help women photojournalists tell visual, impactful stories

 
 

Women Photograph has established four grants aimed at increasing the amount of women in photojournalism. The primary grant, which is supported by the Pulitzer Center, offers $5,000 for established photographers. Three other grants, worth $2,500 and financed by bag-maker ONA, are aimed at emerging photojournalists.

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GoPro is cutting 270 more jobs in their attempt to retain company value

 
 

GoPro is planning on cutting 270 more jobs this quarter, this in addition to the 100 cut a year ago and the 200 back in November. This news came in addition to a pre-announcement of first quarter earnings released yesterday, which shows GoPro meeting their goal of hitting the "upper end of its previously announced...

Field Test: The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens is far more impressive than expected

 
 

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Field Test

Venus Optics is probably a relatively new name to most of you, as it is certainly a newer player to me. They have a few lenses that are currently available (two that are covered in Adobe Camera Raw's lens corrections list), but the most interesting to me was the 12mm f/2.8 that...

The black plastic Holga 120N medium format film camera is coming back from the dead this summer

 
 

In 1981, the original Holga camera was introduced in China, offering an inexpensive 120 film format camera for a market clamoring for more affordable photography. Only a few years later, however, 35mm film took over the Chinese market and Holga was in trouble. Fortunately, Holga took hold in western markets where...