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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Lens Review: A 200-800mm eq. zoom that you can carry around all day

 
 

Say hello to the biggest, baddest supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds! Ok, well, "biggest" isn't really the correct term, as the new Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Leica zoom lens is shockingly compact and...

Canon G7X Mark II Field Test: Numerous improvements make this a compelling pocket cam

 
 

Following up on 2014's G7X, the Canon G7X Mark II includes many improvements both to the camera body itself and to its performance specs. The sensor and built-in lens are unchanged, but the camera includes a new...

Canon 1D X Mark II Field Test Part I: Sports photography performance with a flagship DSLR

 
 

I'm not a professional sports photographer, not anymore, anyway. I did, at one point, photograph sports for a local newspaper company, but even then I didn't "feel" like a professional sports photographer...and I certainly never used the latest 1D-series cameras and big white supertelephoto lenses. I did buy an...

Changing the game: Hasselblad launches world’s first mirrorless medium format camera

 
 

Digital medium format cameras have traditionally been large, unwieldy and complicated pieces of gear. Hasselblad hopes to have changed this with their new mirrorless medium format X1D-50c. As was the case with the popular mirrorless Xpan film camera of the late 90s, Hasselblad has again created an entirely new...

Are your images unforgettable? Run them through MIT’s “MemNet” algorithm to find out

 
 

We have a wide array of goals for our images, but I think it's often the case that no matter the subject matter or purpose for releasing the shutter, we hope to make images that a viewer will remember. It isn't easy to determine if an image will be memorable, however.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's...

The men who drive the megamillion-dollar boats: Portraits and sailing come together for Peter Hurley

 
 

Established portrait and headshot photographer Peter Hurley picked up a camera for the first time when he failed to go to the Olympics for the United States sailing team in 2000. Sailing has been a part of his entire life, so it was exciting for Hurley when he got to combine his two passions, sailing and...

Portable backup for your memory cards: Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless Pro WiFi hard drive


 
 

Western Digital has announced a new, upgraded version of their My Passport Wireless portable hard drive this morning, sporting a number of upgrades, significant new features, and significantly improved speed.

Photographers' main interest in the device will likely be in its built-in SD card slot and ability...

Smarter, faster and integrated: Adobe updates Creative Cloud software for 2016

 
 

Adobe has launched a wide variety of updates to its Creative Cloud software suite today, including deeper integration of Adobe Stock through its software and a few interesting Photoshop-specific features.

Adobe Stock: Integrated and ready for your submissions

Adobe Stock is now deeply embedded into CC software....

Frenetic final: Nikon Ambassador shares his experience photographing UEFA Champions League

 
 

When you’re photographing an important event like the UEFA Champions League final between two storied franchises Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, it can be a stressful assignment. There might be only one chance to get the definitive shot of the event and everything happens so quickly. Nikon Europe Ambassador Joel...

“Stop” wasting time when dialing in your exposures at night with this simple tip from Karl Taylor

 
 

That pesky moon, it always creates tricky exposure situations when shooting at night and wastes your time partaking in what feels like fruitless trial and error, right? Photographer Karl Taylor wants to help reduce this tedium by relying on very high ISO speeds and a bit of mental arithmetic to prepare you to take...

Who needs Photoshop? The five best FREE photo-editing apps

 
 

The High Tech Hobbyist has compiled a list of the five best free photo editing applications of 2016. Photoshop is fantastic and I think that around $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom is a solid deal. But it's still $120 a year that could've been spent elsewhere. If you want to be frugal without losing all of...

Going the extra mile: Nat Geo photographer uses seal decoy to photograph great white shark

 
 

Due to a growing seal population in the dark, cloudy waters off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, experts think that the peninsula could become a hotbed for great white sharks. Less than 20 years ago, a shark sighting off the east coast, let alone as far north as New England, was rare.

Nonetheless, they're...

Beautiful photos with a single beauty dish: Behind the scenes on Joel Grimes’ outdoor photo shoot

 
 

Commercial photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Joel Grimes recently took to the field in Phoenix, Arizona for an outdoor portrait session.

In the video below, you can see him utilizing an F.J. Westscott 24" Rapid Box Beauty Dish. Designed by Grimes himself, it's a travel-friendly softbox designed for beauty...

Firmware Friday: Better image quality for Blackmagic URSA Mini-series and Samsung Gear 360

 
 

Want better image quality from your camera? If it's a model from Blackmagic Design or Samsung -- specifically the URSA Mini 4K or 4.6K and their accessory viewfinder, or Samsung's VR-friendly Gear 360 -- then we have good news for you in this week's Firmware Friday roundup.

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K, URSA Mini 4.6K...

Caffeine Priority: First impressions of the affordable mirrorless Canon EOS M10

 
 

The mirrorless Canon EOS M10 is an easy-to-use interchangeable lens camera with intuitive controls. Through its use of an APS-C-sized, 18-megapixel sensor, the M10 delivers good image quality. But what about the rest?

My first impression of the M10 was that it looked good -- I'm field testing a white one -- but...

Looking for a good reason to travel? Canon’s upcoming Destination Workshops have you covered

 
 

If you'd like to travel to a fantastic location and try out some of Canon's latest camera gear, then one of the Canon Destination Workshops might be just what you're looking for. You'll be able to travel to somewhere exciting and receive close teaching from a working professional. 

The pricing for the workshops...

Panasonic GX85 Image Quality Comparison: Going up against the A6000, X-T10, E-M10 II and more!

 
 

The Panasonic GX85 has been a popular camera on our site since it was announced in April of this year. Coming in at a lower price point and a smaller size than the higher-end GX8, this model enters the playing field of cameras like the Fuji X-T10 and the Olympus E-M10 II -- bodies that offer a lot of the features...

Research defends shutterbugs: Photographing and enjoying a moment aren’t mutually exclusive

 
 

Have you ever been told by a friend or family member (probably a non-photographer one) to stop taking pictures and to "enjoy the moment?" If so, it turns out that they might've been wrong all along and that you were perfectly capable of enjoying the moment with your camera in hand, happily snapping away.

In a new...

iPhone photographers take notice: RAW images and more coming to iOS 10

 
 

During their WWDC keynote address on Monday, Apple discussed the next versions of their major operating systems, tvOS, watchOS, macOS and iOS. Included in the next version of iOS, designated iOS 10, Apple will be including RAW photo editing. Android devices have had access to RAW images for a while now so it isn't...

A one-of-a-kind monster optic: NASA-commissioned 1000mm f/4.5 lens going up for auction this year

 
 

We've talked about rare and expensive camera equipment before, but this latest lens is unlike anything I've yet seen before. Jim Headley, founder and owner of Old School Art and Camera in Nebraska, is selling his 1000mm f/4.5 lens.

This Birns and Sawyer Omnitar telephoto lens was commissioned by NASA in the 60s...

Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens Review: A little nifty fifty for your full-frame E-mount camera

 
 

A small, compact and affordable "nifty fifty" is one of those tried and true lenses that just about any photographer carries around or has at least used at one point. Nearly all manufacturers offer one of these lenses, but up until March of this year, there wasn't such a lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras....

Seven sure ways to -NOT- win our photo contest! (Read this, improve your chances!)

 
 

$300 goes a long way towards camera gear these days, and that's exactly what you'll receive if you win the top prize in our photo contest each month. It comes in the form of a gift certificate to Adorama that's as good as cash towards your next camera body, the new lens you've been dreaming about or that awesome...