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Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens Review: The best current telephoto zoom for the MFT world

 
 

To follow up on our hands-on look at the new Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro telephoto zoom lens, our full, in-depth review is now complete, including test results, sample test-chart images and our final...

UPDATED - Panasonic LX100 gallery: The world’s first Four Thirds fixed lens camera goes walkabout

 
 

[Update 10-15-14: Based on the popularity of this camera and several reader requests we've now updated our LX100 gallery. Thanks to Ilias G. for suggesting mechanical shutter, a 3:2 aspect ratio and adding the...

Red Giant Offload makes backups you can trust—even in the field


 
 

Do you get a little sweaty-palmed when offloading your videos, especially if you're in the field? Sure, you can make multiple copies, but there's no guarantee that something hasn't gotten corrupted along the way. Manually verifying the sanctity of each video is unnecessarily time-consuming, though, and all...

Adobe courts Aperture castaways with import plugin, free training offer


 
 

Last June, we reported on the demise of Apple's flagship imaging app, Aperture, which is no longer being actively developed. Apple's decision to abandon Aperture left photographers with a choice: Stay with the app and continue to expend energy on an increasingly obsolete database format, or make the jump to a...

Ricoh’s award-winning K-50 DSLR kit is now even more attractive, adds Wi-Fi for under $500


 
 

Last December, Ricoh's impressive Pentax K-50 digital SLR took top place in our annual Camera of the Year awards as 2013's Best Entry-Level DSLR. Based around the same sensor as the company's then-flagship Pentax K-5 II DSLR, the key to the K-50's success was a design that brought numerous enthusiast-grade...

Firmware Friday: Nikon solves battery-charging issues for Coolpix P340, P600


 
 

If you've been having difficulty getting the battery of your Nikon Coolpix P600 or P340 digital camera to take a charge, we have good news this Firmware Friday. Nikon is aware of the problem, and it's just released new firmware aimed at resolving the issue.

Nikon P600 firmware version 1.2 and Nikon P340...

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens Review: The best current telephoto zoom for the MFT world

 
 

To follow up on our hands-on look at the new Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro telephoto zoom lens, our full, in-depth review is now complete, including test results, sample test-chart images and our final conclusion!

Officially announced this year just prior to Photokina in September, this telephoto zoom lens is...

Hands-on with the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro (and 1.4x TC): A pro quality lens without the ‘pro’ bulk


UPDATE: The full, in-depth Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro lens review is now complete over on SLRgear!

Following up on their stellar 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens, the newest member of the "Zuiko Pro" family is the telephoto sibling to the 12-40mm: the 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro. Technically, it was unveiled all the way back at the launch of...

New lithium-ion battery tech could charge in minutes, keep working for decades


 
 

Fed up with replacing your rechargeable batteries once or twice a year after they stop holding a reasonable charge? Wish you could recharge more quickly, so you didn't need to juggle quite so many batteries and chargers? If so, a research team at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University feels your pain,...

UPDATED - Panasonic LX100 gallery: The world’s first Four Thirds fixed lens camera goes walkabout

 
 

[Update 10-15-14: Based on the popularity of this camera and several reader requests we've now updated our LX100 gallery. Thanks to Ilias G. for suggesting mechanical shutter, a 3:2 aspect ratio and adding the extended ISO 100 (note: "extended" must be enabled in the menu in order to access ISO 100). We've also...

Lights, camera, trash ‘em: Samsung wants Hollywood to Ditch the DSLR too

 
 

Last June, photographers in and around New York City got the chance to swap their aged DSLR for a modern, mirrorless replacement, thanks to consumer electronics giant Samsung and its unusual Ditch the DSLR promotional event. Now, those on the west coast will get their turn, thanks to a repeat of the earlier Times...

The glories of nature: We announce our September Photo of the Day monthly winners

Sometimes our monthly Photo of the Day contest winners and runners-up have a common theme to them. We certainly don't plan it that way - we simply vote on the ones we like and then the votes are tallied. But when it happens, it's interesting to take note of it.

This month, the central theme is clear -- nature! And we have some splendid examples of nature photography on...

Think Tank Photo’s Airport Accelerator carry-on gains split personality, swaps cameras for drone portage


 
 

Have you joined the aerial photography trend? Specialist carry cases for multicopters are easy to find, but if you don't travel regularly travel commercially with your drone or take it on long hikes, a multi-purpose bag that you can also use for your camera gear probably makes more sense. Most affordable...

Firmware Friday: Sigma updates lens, USB dock firmware; Blackmagic expands in-camera formatting


 
 

Friday is here, and once again, it's firmware time! For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup doesn't include any consumer cameras, with the majority of this week's news instead consisting of lens updates. Japan's Sigma Corp. has new firmware for five lens models, as well as for the dock used...

Pentax 645Z Image Quality Analysis: Astronomical resolution and detail on screen and in print

 
 

Our coverage of the new 51MP medium-format Pentax 645Z continues with our famous image quality comparison and print quality analysis. Given its new massive 51-megapixel CMOS sensor, the 645Z is pretty much in a league of its own -- apart from other high-end medium format cameras, of course -- especially against...

Awesome video takes you inside your Nikon lens, shows you how the tech works


 
 

To the uninitiated, photographic optics can seem rather arcane. Sure, we can all tell a good lens apart from a bad one, but what defines a lens' characteristics is harder to understand. Often, the full name for any given lens will include a mass of jargon that -- if decoded -- can give you important...

Panasonic GM5 First Shots: The ‘refined’ GM1 adds features, but is its image quality still as impressive?

 
 

Hot on the heels of the LX100's first visit to our test lab, the diminuative yet powerful new Panasonic GM5 has hit our testing grounds. The Panasonic GM1, the first truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera, was a huge hit here at IR -- small, sturdy and maintained the impressive image quality that comes with so many...

Canon teases large-sensor, long-zoom compact camera

 
 

Want more zoom range from a large-sensor, fixed-lens camera, but don't want to forgo the compact body to get it? A new video from Canon Netherlands suggests that you might just see that wish answered.

The video, which you can see below, appears on the company's website in a section labeled "Compact Cameras for...

Sony A7 vs. A7R: Which Alpha is more alpha?

 
 

When Sony announced the A7 and A7R, they captured the attention of many photographers. No longer did full-frame image quality mean a hulking a large DSLR (or a Leica-sized dent in your pocketbook); the glorious image quality of full-frame cameras could now be had for a fraction of the size and price as before. To...

Ricoh WG-30W dives deeper, adds Wi-Fi; WG-30 pares price and forgoes Wi-Fi radio


 
 

Ricoh Imaging has today announced two new camera models in the WG-series that it inherited in the purchase of the Pentax camera brand a few years ago. The Ricoh WG-30W and WG-30 are both very closely related to each other, with but one key difference that we're aware of. The US-market WG-30W includes a...

Pentax 645Z Shooter’s Report Part II: The medium-format camera, unleashed!


 
 

For years now, medium-format cameras have occupied a small niche at the very top of the digital camera market. For most photographers, extremely high pricetags weren't all that kept us away. While there was no question which cameras you turned to when resolution was the be-all and end-all of your planned...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 5D Mark III Bundle Deals from $2,849; Fuji X100S $1,099; Panasonic GX7 Kit $798 + Free $100 Gift Card and more!

 
 

Want to get a jump start on Black Friday shopping? Well, start in October! If you're planning on getting the photographer in your family some new gear -- or something for yourself, perhaps -- new deals, discounts and rebates are starting to roll out from all sorts of manufacturers. There's bundle deals on...