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Nikon D500 Review: This versatile, professional DSLR is the D300S successor you have been waiting for

 
 

The Nikon D500 has been a long time coming. Nikon has released numerous APS-C DSLRs since the 2009 release of the D300s, including some very good ones like the D7200, but they didn't truly succeed the highly-popular...

Finally: The Canon 5D IV is a ground-up redesign with goodies for photographers and videographers alike


 
 

It's been a while coming, but we have good news, Canon fans: The 5D Mark IV is finally here and it's a ground-up redesign with plenty of improvements to please photographers and videographers alike. If you're...

Fujifilm announces new selfie-friendly X-A3 camera along with a 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens

 
 

Fuji has announced two new products, an entry-level camera and an X-series lens. You can get all of the details on the new Fujifilm X-A3 camera here and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens here.

Discussing the...

Canon announces 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lenses; 7D II kit with bundled Wi-Fi card

 
 

Alongside the launch of the new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, the company has today made several other announcements that will be of interest both to prospective 5D IV buyers, and to those using the company's other DSLRs....

Stalkers or photojournalists? On the job with a pair of Hollywood paparazzi as they chase down celebs

 
 

Paparazzi photography elicits many strong emotions when people see it. Is it criminal stalking or is it a form of art? Perhaps instead it's just people doing a job, a business created by society's insatiable desires to get inside the lives of the rich and famous. Whatever it is, Elite Daily followed two Los...

Halsman and Dalí combine for reality-bending portraits over 37-year collaboration

 
 

Long before Photoshop, portrait photographer Phillipe Halsman and surrealist painter Salvador Dalí collaborated many times after they first met in New York City in 1941. Interestingly, the two had both lived in the same Parisian neighborhood during the 1930s, but never formally met. After working an opening of a...

Firmware Friday: Sony A7R II, Canon 1DX II get new features, fixes; Nikon updates distortion control data


 
 

Great news, photo fans -- the weekend is just about here, and with it your weekly roundup of all that's new in the world of camera firmware! This week, we have news to report on updates from Canon, Nikon and Sony. Two of these are for flagship interchangeable-lens cameras, while the third is applicable to a...

Nikon D500 Review: This versatile, professional DSLR is the D300S successor you have been waiting for

 
 

The Nikon D500 has been a long time coming. Nikon has released numerous APS-C DSLRs since the 2009 release of the D300s, including some very good ones like the D7200, but they didn't truly succeed the highly-popular D300-series until the D500 was released this spring. With a 20.9-megapixel DX-format sensor and...

Lightweight, portable panning: Edelkrone Wing manual slider provides 16 inches of motion

 
 

As video becomes an increasingly important part of a photographer's workflow, accessory and gear makers are coming up with new and better pieces of equipment. Edelkrone doesn't want a newfound reliance on video equipment to mean that you need to get a bigger camera bag or worry about large, awkward pieces of gear,...

The lasting images of the 2016 Olympics: Taking a look back at the best photos captured in Rio

 
 

We have closed the book on the Rio Summer Olympics, but there were images captured during the 16 days of competition that will live on for a long time. Agencies like Getty, the Associated Press and more sent huge groups of photographers, editors and technicians to Brazil to ensure that they would capture the best...

Finally: The Canon 5D IV is a ground-up redesign with goodies for photographers and videographers alike


 
 

It's been a while coming, but we have good news, Canon fans: The 5D Mark IV is finally here and it's a ground-up redesign with plenty of improvements to please photographers and videographers alike. If you're as excited as we are for the arrival of the Canon 5D IV, you'll want to stop reading this article now...

Fujifilm announces new selfie-friendly X-A3 camera along with a 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens

 
 

Fuji has announced two new products, an entry-level camera and an X-series lens. You can get all of the details on the new Fujifilm X-A3 camera here and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens here.

Discussing the camera first, the Fujifilm X-A3 includes a newly-developed 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor in a compact,...

Canon announces 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lenses; 7D II kit with bundled Wi-Fi card

 
 

Alongside the launch of the new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, the company has today made several other announcements that will be of interest both to prospective 5D IV buyers, and to those using the company's other DSLRs. Among the new products are updated 16-35mm f/2.8L and 24-105mm f/4L lenses, Canon's first Wi-Fi...

$1 rain protection: How to protect your gear from the elements with a garbage bag and rubber band

 
 

Do you have a camera in need of rain protection? Do you have $1? Great! You're in luck because you have enough money to solve your problem and protect your camera from the elements. Even when I'm using a camera with some built-in weather resistance, if it's raining or snowing particularly hard, I want to further...

From Instagram to a DSLR: Smartphone photography driving DSLR sales in India says Nikon, Canon

 
 

According to the Hindustan Times, smartphone photography might actually be driving DSLR sales rather than cannibalizing them. Kazuo Ninomiya, managing director of Nikon India, says that the company has been using interest in photography generated by smartphones to promote photography and higher-end, dedicated...

Film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan discusses the challenges of capturing a movie in a single frame

 
 

For a recent episode of Adorama TV's "Out of the Darkroom with Ruth Medjber," Medjber spoke with film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan. Monaghan is a self-taught photographer with a background in architecture, and he thinks the two disciplines share very similar core values with one another. In an interesting...

Robotic arm becomes food photographer: Deconstructed burger looks delicious in slow motion

 
 

You might think it's simple to make a great-looking burger shot, but it really isn't. Steve Giralt is not only a talented commercial photographer, but he's also a visual engineer. What this basically means is that he comes up with creative solutions to problems. In this case, the problem was how to make a slow...

Portable lights open up new possibilities: Advantages of flash strobes in automotive photography

 
 

Automotive photography is its own special kind of photography that comes with unique challenges. Unlike a person, it isn't easy to have a car just move around or change its pose. Instead you're often forced to reposition yourself and your lights when you want to change the shot. This is where smaller lights, such...

SmugMug comes to the rescue free of charge when StreamNation’s PictureLife photo site shuts down


 
 

Over the almost two decades we've been reviewing cameras here at IR, we've seen many photo sharing sites come and go; yesterday another unfortunately (but all too predictably) joined that tally. A little over five years after it was founded, Picturelife is no more. The company sold out to Streamnation in...

When Ralph met LORRI: Check out this stunning high-resolution image of Pluto’s Krun Macula

 
 

Sometimes I think it's easy to take for granted that there really are other worlds out there, some here in our own proverbial back yard. Those of us old enough to remember the original images of the lunar surface taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts, or the mesmorizing transmissions beamed back from the Voyager...

Put a splash of just the right color in your creations with 500px Labs’ clever new Splash photo-finding tool


 
 

If you're designing a website, book, magazine or something else where you're reliant on stock photography, choosing just the right images can be quite a chore. Chances are, you already have an image in your mind's eye, but you might have to browse through hundreds of images or more before you find one that's...

Photoshop quick fix: Scott Kelby shows how to correct for a portrait with one eye partly closed


 
 

At some point, it happens to all of us: If you shoot enough portraits, eventually someone is going to squint or start to blink an eye. If you're lucky, you can just shoot the photo again. But what if you've already lost the moment, or you didn't catch the problem until you got home? Do you throw the image...

Neural networks paint China in a new light: Prisma app helps timelapse creator give China a distinct look

 
 

The recently-released Prisma photo app is proving to be quite popular having now been covered by over 300 publications and finding itself high on the Top Charts of both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It has even caught the attention of Drew Geraci, owner of District 7 Media. The timelapse material in...

What do Annie Leibovitz and Steve Jobs have in common? A Photography Hall of Fame induction

 
 

To celebrate the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum's 50th anniversary, the Hall announced eight photographers and "photography industry visionaries" who will be inducted as part of the 2016 class.

The full list of inductees is as follows: Ken Burns, Ernst Haas, Steve Jobs, John Knoll, Thomas Knoll...