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IR Podcast: We answer your questions on the Sony A9

 
 
 
 

When it comes to new gear, there is a lot to talk about - especially new cameras that have the potential to disrupt the industry. Last week such a camera was...

IR Podcast: We answer your questions on the Sony A9

 
 
 
 

When it comes to new gear, there is a lot to talk about - especially new cameras that have the potential to disrupt the industry. Last week such a camera was announced - the Sony A9 - and immediately there was discussion about its place in the market, its...

DJI and Hasselblad announce bundle with M600 Pro drone, Ronin MX gimbal and 100-megapixel camera

 
 

Back in 2015, Hasselblad purchased a minority stake in Chinese drone-maker DJI. That partnership led to a new bundle combining a Hasselblad A5D camera and DJI M600 drone in July of 2016. The Hasselblad A5D aerial camera was available in 50 and 80-megapixel versions.

That was a very serious bundle, but DJI and...

How to match total exposures of multiple images in Lightroom in only a few clicks

 
 

Adobe team member Benjamin Warde has shared many quick Lightroom tutorials in his Lightroom Coffee Break video series. Scott Kelby recently featured one from last December on his Lightroom Killer Tips website and we thought we would share it with you because it’s a very useful, easy tip to make using Lightroom to...

Chinese company ZY Optics announces pair of fast prime manual focus Mitakon lenses for Fuji GFX

 
 

Mitakon has announced at the 2017 China P&E fair in Beijing a pair of lenses for the Fujifilm GFX. The Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 and Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lenses are scheduled to be released in 2017, but pricing information is not yet available.

The details are sparse on the pair of manual focus lenses, but...

Frustrated with constant lens changes? Check out the TriLens triple lens holder you can wear on your belt

 
 

Have you ever been inconvenienced by having to switch lenses? Have you ever wished you could have a few lenses within hands’ reach? If so, Swedish startup Frii Designs has a potential solution for you, the TriLens.

Frii Designs was started by event photographer Jonas Lundin and his TriLens product is aimed at...

Fujifilm launches new professional support program in the U.S. for GFX System owners

 
 

Beginning in May, Fujifilm will join numerous other camera manufacturers by offering professional support services. While some camera makers offer professional support services for a variety of cameras, Fujifilm’s service is exclusively catered toward owners of their new medium format mirrorless GFX camera.

The...

Syrp has announced the Genie II & Magic Carpet Pro

 
 

Syrp has announced the coming Genie II and Magic Carpet Pro slider, a combination that should bring fans of the system everything they've wanted in a timelapse and motion control device. Though details are a somewhat limited, as it appears Syrp wants to incentivise interested parties to visit their booth at NAB, we...

Light & Motion partners with Elinchrom for portable, rugged continuous lighting with wireless control

 
 

Renowned lighting companies Light & Motion and Elinchrom have announced a strategic partnership. The fruits of this partnership are immediate with the announcement of Light and Motion’s new Stella Pro 5000 RF and Stella Pro 8000 RF single-point LED lights.

The Stella Pro lights are portable, weatherproof and...

What is the perfect portrait angle? How subtle shifts in camera position can dramatically change portraits

 
 

Ed Gregory of Photos In Color has gone through rigorous testing to look for the perfect portrait photography angle. Using a controlled environment, Gregory shot portraits of the same model from 16 different positions. He shot the portraits using a Nikon D800 and Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens at f/8 in a scene consistently...

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8: Real world portraits from Akiomi Kuroda with the Sony A7R Mark II

 
 

We've yet to see a testing sample of the coveted Carl Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8, but our colleague Akiomi Kuroda in Japan has, and he's now unveiled his first batch of portrait images for Imaging Resource readers. Pairing the lens with the 42.4mp Sony A7R Mark II, Akiomi's gallery showcases the best that the Batis...

Photoshop Quick Tips: Selectively sharpening in Photoshop using High Pass filter and layer masks

 
 

Robert K. Baggs, a professional commercial photographer and writer for Fstoppers, has recently started a series of “bite-sized Photoshop tutorials.” He has previously written about using Photoshop actions to speed up your workflow, “crushing blacks” to achieve a cinematic look and creating even colors in your...

The Arctic Melt: Photographer Diane Tuft offers a beautiful, frightening look at the disappearing Arctic

 
 

April 22 marked Earth Day, an occasion to bring special attention to the worldwide movement to improve the health of our environment. Currently, climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our world and fine art environmental photographer Diane Tuft has spent much of her career traveling to remote areas of...

DJI’s new Ronin 2 looks like the most advanced gimbal on the market

 
 

DJI has introduced a new camera stabilizer for professional sets called the Ronin 2, and from all appearances it may be the most advanced gimbal of its type that exists. The Ronin 2 has more power and torque to carry larger cameras than its predecessor, and has more "intelligent features" to allow for new and...

The Seagate/DJI strategic partnership yields first product: a portable 2TB drive with microSD port

 
 

Seagate and DJI had previously announced a strategic partnership, and that arrangement has yielded its first product: the Fly Drive. With 2TB of storage and a built-in microSD card reader, the Fly Drive is designed to give drone pilots an in-the-field backup option. Seagate says the drive should appeal to drone...

Firmware Friday: Almost 20 updates from Canon, Fuji, JVC, Metabones, Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma, Sony & YI

 
 

With the NAB Show slated to kick off tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week's Firmware Friday roundup has epic proportions. In total, we have news of almost 20 updates for cameras, lenses and imaging gear from nine different manufacturers, and a fair bit of it adds new features, rather than being limited just to...

Laws of Light: Creating separation using background and key lights plus color as a separator

 
 

In Jay P. Morgan’s continuing video series, “Laws of Light,” his latest video focuses on creating separation between your subject and the background. Having control over light is critical for capturing portraits with dimension and depth, as we saw in a previous “Laws of Light” video focused on dimension and...

SwellPro’s waterproof drones look to offer drone users the best of air and sea

 
 

Why should your drone be limited to the air, how about a submergible drone? Naturally a standard drone can’t be dipped in a lake or ocean, but specialist drone maker SwellPro makes a variety of waterproof drones.

Dustin Dunnill tried a SwellPro Splash Drone for his YouTube channel and in the video below, you can...

With the A9, Sony is no longer just firing warning shots at Canon and Nikon

 
 

For the past several years, Sony's rise had been bookended by quibbles that allowed the personified Canikon to sleep at night. Sure, the advancements in her rival were... impressive, but at least there was the battery life, the overheating, the lack of weather sealing, and the literal hit-or-miss autofocus problems...

GoPro launches pilot program for ‘Fusion’ 5.2K spherical camera

 
 

GoPro has announced a pilot program for a new product called the GoPro Fusion, a 5.2K spherical camera that GoPro says is "designed to be the ultimate capture device for both fully immersive virtual reality content as well as conventional non-VR video and photo formats." It is a high-performance portable spherical...

Sigma adds 14mm T2 & 135mm T2 Cinema Lenses to its lineup

 
 

Sigma has announced the 14mm T2 and the 135mm T2, bringing their cinema lens lineup to seven total optics covering the range from 14mm to 135mm. Sigma indicates that both new lenses are capable of resolving up to 8K footage. The new lenses are available in Canon, Sony E and PL mounts, and Sigma is now offering the option...