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Rose City wonder: We take Sony’s A7R II street shooting in Portland, OR

 
 

Our intrepid Senior Reviews Editor, Mike Tomkins, is hands-on with the brand new Sony A7R II in sunny Portland, Oregon. Rising bright and early Pacific-time this morning, Mike's sent over a first batch of real-world...

Nikon unveils three new lenses, including a wide prime, a VR-enabled 24-70mm and a versatile 200-500mm supertelephoto

Normally, when new lenses are released simultaneously, they tend to fall within the same section of a given manufacturers lens categories. Not this time though. Nikon has officially lifted the veil on three brand new lenses, each of which fall...

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review: 25 years later, the ‘nifty fifty’ receives much-needed updates

 
 

Ahh, the venerable "nifty fifty." This inexpensive, lightweight prime lens has had a spot in most photographers' cameras bags at one time or another. The Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens is one of the most popular options,...

Seeing the unseeable: Fujifilm releases infrared version of its flagship X-T1 camera

Fujifilm has thrown the photography world a curveball. Today, the Japanese photography company introduced an infrared version of its flagship X-T1 mirrorless camera, the X-T1 IR.

Similar in every other regard to its sibling, the X-T1 IR’s...

Snorkel or Scuba vacation? Time for an underwater housing! (WARNING - Addictive!)

 
 

Do you have a vacation trip planned, with an opportunity to go snorkeling or scuba diving? You don't have to be an accomplished diver; if you're a decent swimmer, a lot of resorts offer on-the-spot classes that will...

Sold! Filters for iPhone acquired by tap tap tap, creators of Camera+ and Magicam

Last week, we shared the news that Mike Rundle was looking to sell off his successful iPhone photo editing app Filters. Today, Rundle announced that tap tap tap, the development team behind photo apps Camera+ and MagiCam, has officially signed the paperwork to acquire Filters.

In a blog post, Rundle stated he had ‘over a dozen serious...

Nikon has officially produced its 95-millionth Nikkor lens

Earlier this month Canon announced it had produced it’s 110-millionth EF lens. Today, Nikon reached a similar milestone, announcing the Tokyo-based company has produced its 95-millionth Nikkor lens.

The milestone comes eight months after Nikon announced it had produced its 90-millionth lens, keeping with roughly the same production rate from...

You knew it was coming eventually: End of the line for Adobe CS6 Adobe Camera Raw updates (updated)

 
 

Today, Adobe announced that owners of Adobe Photoshop CS6 will soon get their last update of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). This latest release will be ACR 9.1.1, and will inlude the latest Camera Raw and Lens profiles up to that point in time. If your camera and lenses were covered in previous versions, or are covered by...

Metabones unveils new MFT Speed Booster for Canon EF Lenses

In addition to a firmware update, which now brings full autofocus capabilities to its Canon EF to Panasonic Micro Four Thirds Speed Boosters, Metabones has announced the new Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter.

This new adapter increases the maximum aperture by a full stop and makes the lens 0.71x wider than its listed focal range....

Pentax K-S2 Field Test: Nighttime shooting at the county fair, plus a look at Wi-Fi and video


 
 

Our review of the Pentax K-S2 DSLR continues today, as the second installment of my field test arrives with an in-depth look at low-light shooting and more!

In part one, I took the K-S2 on the road to Nashville, Tennessee, and found much to love in this mid-range shooter, from its bright pentaprism...

‘How Much Should I Charge For Photography?’

Despite being in the middle of a big move, which he explained in this video, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography continues to put out great videos. Case in point is a video he recent video he created answering the question ‘How Much Should I Charge For Photography?’

In the seventeen minute video, Forbes takes a fair and balanced approach to...

DIY ‘BattBoard’ is the best way to keep all of your batteries under control

Rechargeable batteries are one of the most wonderful innovations to ever hit the world of photography. Unfortunately, as more gear is acquired the cables and power blocks needed to recharge the batteries of devices grows, becoming ever more impossible to manage in an efficient manner.

Not all hope should be lost though. Vimeo Video School...

Why hiring a professional model might be the best option for learning how to pose subjects

To this day, one of my biggest weaknesses as a photographer is figuring out how best to pose a subject when shooting any kind of portrait. I’ve shot hundreds of portraits, posed and otherwise, over my five year photography career, but to this day I still struggle at times to keep subjects natural looking while giving them direction.

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Follow Friday, an app for sharing your inspiration with the world

For some, Instagram is a portfolio. For others, it’s a source of inspiration. If you fall into the latter category, a new app called Follow Friday is just for you.

Taking its name from the ongoing trend of using the fifth day of the week to share with the world your friends and inspiration, Follow Friday is an app that will let you...

$240 of free stuff - Canon, Adobe, and KelbyOne team up for unusually generous package deal

 
 

Manufacturers always provide some software along with their cameras, but it's usually their own in-house products that are featured. One recent exception was Samsung bundling Adobe Lightroom with certain models, but that was back before Adobe's current Creative Cloud era.

Now Canon is packaging an unusually...

Canon T6i Field Test: A great launching pad into the world of DSLR cameras

 
 

After taking on the new Canon T6s -- Canon's more advanced, more enthusiast-oriented Rebel DSLR -- photographer Jeremy Gray spent some quality time shooting with its sibling, the more entry-level Canon T6i. We've just published his full Canon T6i Field Test, and on most counts, the T6i is a solid, well-rounded and...

Getting into video? Canon’s T6I, T5i and 70D Video Creator Kits will save you time and money

In an effort to show off the impressive video capabilities of its consumer and prosumer camera lineup, Canon has announced Video Creator Kits for its Canon EOS T6I, T5i and 70D cameras -- essentially starter bundles for creatives looking to get into HDDSLR video.

The kits come in four variations: two for the Canon EOS 70D and one a piece for...

Firmware Friday: Metabones adds autofocus support for Canon EF lenses on Panasonic cameras!


 
 

Great news, Micro Four Thirds fans: You can now autofocus Canon EF-mount lenses on your Panasonic mirrorless camera, courtesy of new firmware for several Metabones Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster models! That's makes our Firmware Friday roundup this week quite a doozy, even if there's no new camera firmware...

This Panasonic exhibit uses 120 GH4 cameras to capture incredibly detailed and lifelike 3D models

If you’re ever walking through the Panasonic Center in Osaka, Japan, be sure to check out Panasonic’s incredible 3D Photo Lab an exhibit that uses 120 synchronized GH4 cameras to instantaneously capture the data needed to create an almost perfect 3D model of almost anything you toss its way.

The camera array might seem a little peculiar, as...

Flickr Pro is back from the dead – Better analytics, ‘Pro’ badge and no ads for $50/year

It’s been two years since Flickr killed off Flickr Pro as a premium Flickr experience, opting instead to give everyone a flat-rate experience to compete with the likes of Facebook and what was then known as Google+ Photos.

Today, though, Flickr announced it’s bringing Flickr Pro, and its paid subscription plans, back from the dead at the...

Fuji 16mm f/1.4 lens review: Another wide-angle prime joins the fray, brings fast aperture and weather sealing

 
 

Fujifilm X-series users have no shortage of excellent prime lenses, with a whole set ranging from 14mm to 90mm. In April of this year, Fujifilm introduced a new member to their range of wide-angle prime lenses, the XF 16mm f/1.4R WR. Offering not only a much wider f/1.4 aperture than their 14mm and 18mm...

Adobe Lightroom Mobile for Android now lets you copy/paste image adjustments and more

Earlier this week, Adobe announced and released Lightroom Mobile 1.2 for Android devices, an update that brings a number of new features and tools to help edit, organize and share images on the fly.

One of the most welcomed features in the update is the ability to copy and past image adjustments from one image to another. You can also more...

Major photo-business association PMAI says enough already, issues industry-wide security wake-up call

There's been a flurry of serious security breaches of major online photo services sites in the last month, with a number of very high-profile sites shutting down entirely to avoid further hacking. Personal and financial data of millions of consumers has been compromised. 

Today, trade association PMAI issued a wake-up call for the photo...

Canon G3X First Shots posted: How does Canon’s big lens, big sensor PowerShot stack up against the FZ1000 and RX10?

 
 

The Canon G3X, a camera boasting a versatile 24-600mm-equivalent zoom lens mounted in front of a large 1-inch-type sensor, is the answer to Canon fans' yearning for a competing PowerShot model to take on the elephants in the room: the Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10, now with an upcoming "Mark II" version. We just...

Review: ONA’s Leather Union Street is a gorgeous, durable camera bag with a timeless design

ONA leaves nothing on the table. ‘A purveyor of fine bags and accessories’, the New York City company, founded in 2010, takes great strides to combine the best of both form and function into its products.

Whether its one of ONA’s leather camera straps or waxed canvas messenger camera bags, every product is created from the ground up with...