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Olympus E-M5 II Shooter’s Report Part I: Exploring Bermuda with the just-launched enthusiast mirrorless


 
 

A few weeks ago, the Olympus E-M5 II compact system camera made its debut as a followup to the extremely popular E-M5 (E-M5 vs E-M5 II). With a raft of significant changes throughout, including a...

Resolution Wars, part II: Comparing RAW files - Micro Four Thirds vs Medium Format, Really?

 
 

The Olympus E-M5 II really stunned us with its new High Res Shot mode that offers a whopping 40-megapixel JPEG file through some unique sensor-shifting multi-shot processing. The resulting image competes handily...

Canon patents ‘drop in’ image stabilization device for lenses

 
 

Image stabilization comes in two main varieties: in-camera and lens stabilization. But a third type of stabilization technology might be just around the corner. According to a patent uncovered by Egami, Canon is working to develop an external image stabilization unit that you can insert into the lens, between the...

Great sports photography doesn’t always happen during the game

 
 

Some of the best sports photographs happen before and after the game—and during timeouts. Keep your eyes open for those personal moments that say something about the way your favorite athletes feel about competing, winning, and, sadly, losing.

It’s almost impossible to appreciate how difficult sports action...

Sony A5100 Shooter’s Report Part II: Catching fire and motion in low light

 
 

The Sony A6000 has been the most popular camera on our website for almost a year now, and had its performance and image quality discussed by many. It's little brother, the Sony A5100, has basically the same image quality in viewing side-by-sides from our lab test images, but in a smaller and lighter package -- and...

Flickr rolling out new ‘Camera Roll’ feature for easy browsing and management of photos

 
 

Flickr looks to be testing out a new feature called Camera Roll. Still in beta and not yet live for everyone, Camera Roll is a personal interface within Flickr designed to more effectively help you browse, manage and edit photos and their metadata.

Details on the new feature are scarce, as only one Reddit thread...

Video: Interpretation, not imitation, defines the art of photography

 
 

Photography, like most other arts, is one of interpretation. Put a hundred photographers in a room with a common subject and a hundred different images will be captured, each of which encapsulates the photographer’s internal emotions that are projected onto or within the subject matter.

Continually intrigued by...

How to control reflections when your subject is wearing glasses

 
 

A challenge you will inevitably come across in your photography career is figuring out how to capture a portrait of a subject who is wearing glasses. Whether the spectacles are needed for vision or are being used as a prop, the addition of glasses makes it difficult to light a scene without reflecting the light...

Darkroom: a quick, powerful way to edit your iPhone photos

 
 

Bergen Co. has released Darkroom, a new iOS photo editor that strives to bring the power of the desktop experience to mobile devices.

Built from the ground up with speed as a priority, Darkroom does away with the idea of importing your photographs one by one. Instead, you’re presented with your iPhone’s entire...

Edelkrone releases innovative Flex-Tilt Head for $100

 
 

Edelkrone has released an innovative new tripod head for photographers and videographers. It’s called the Flex-Tilt Head and it features an articulating design for mirrorless cameras and small DSLRs.

The Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head weighs less than a pound and is no larger than the size of a couple coasters stacked...

Video: Everything you need to know about lens diffraction

 
 

Lens diffraction is a topic often talked about amongst pixel-peepers, but one rarely understood in a comprehensive regard. To help explain the details of lens diffraction and crush a few myths surrounding it, landscape photographer Steve Perry has created a exhaustive video.

In the 14-minute video, Perry breaks...

An inspiring look into the life and work of Jay Maisel

 
 

Photographer Jay Maisel is known as much for his real estate as he is photography. To some, this might be seen as a distraction from his photo work, the spot light being more on the building he lives in than the art he produces.

But for Maisel, his 72-room, 35,000 square-foot Lower Manhattan mansion plays a vital...

Fujifilm announces updated X-mount lens roadmap

 
 

Fujifilm has announced a few new additions to their X-mount lens roadmap. In addition to the lenses they’ve already announced in 2014 and the known upcoming lenses for 2015 and 2016, they’ve added two new lenses, a teleconverter and given more details on a ‘Super Telephoto Zoom’ that’s appeared on Fuji’s previous...

Did you know placing a blank, white layer atop a .PSD can cut the file size in half?

 
 

Photoshop can be an incredible tool at times, making or breaking an image with the plethora of features it offers. However, even as widely used as it is, there’s still much unknown to its userbase.

One such example is that by placing a blank, white layer on top of a .PSD file, you can dramatically reduce its file...

DJI joins Micro Four Thirds System standard, paves the way for more powerful, integrated cameras

 
 

Olympus has announced that Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is officially joining the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

Details are scarce, so there’s no telling what this means for DJI’s future products, but it doesn’t take much hypothesizing to come up with a few possibilities.

Most notably, this joining of...

Sigma announces ultra-fast 24mm f/1.4 Art lens for full-frame DSLRs

Ahead of the CP+ show in Japan, Sigma, along with announcing the new dp0 Quattro camera, also debuted the newest addition to their lineup of Art-series lenses. The new 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, designed for full-frame cameras, is the ninth Global Vision-designed Art lens.

This full-frame optic is an ultra-fast wide-angle lens, that's...

Wider than ever: Sigma dp0 Quattro’s new lens takes aim at architecture and landscape photographers


 
 

A year after Japanese camera and optics manufacturer Sigma launched a trio of unusual cameras whose unique sensor design was topped only by their strikingly different bodies, it returns with a fourth model for the family: the Sigma dp0 Quattro. A new, even wider-angle option than past Quattro cameras, the dp0...

Capture the cosmos: Nikon launches special D810A just for astrophotography

 
 

Some cameras cater to the needs of sports shooters or landscape photographers, but there's perhaps no more specialized niche than astophotography. Nevertheless, the niche appears big enough to interest Nikon, with the company set to introduce the D810A, a new astrophotography-specific variant of their popular ...

Nikon goes deep with the AW130 - rated to depths of 100 feet! Affordable S33 announced in tandem

 
 

Photographing deep dive sites like the Cayman Wall just became a lot more accessible to anyone wanting to tote along only a rugged compact thanks to the unveiling of Nikon's new Coolpix AW130. Where the other two primary specs for a rugged build - the shockproof and freezeproof ratings - remained virtually...

For long-zoom lovers - Nikon debuts updated P610 60x superzoom, S9900 30x travel zoom

 
 

Many members of Nikon's Coolpix family have undergone a refresh today, with the new Coolpix P610 (P610 vs P600) 60x superzoom and Coolpix S9900 (S9900 vs S9700) 30x travel zoom being two of the stand-out models. As these models are concerned, however, Nikon seems firmly in the "if it isn't broken, don't fix it"...

Pentax K-S2 targets the family photographer with handy mix of enthusiast, consumer-grade features

 
 

The division between consumer and enthusiast cameras is rather black and white, but we live in a world with many shades of grey. Chances are good that your camera is shared between multiple family members with different needs and skills, a fact that Ricoh acknowledges with the new 20-megapixel Pentax K-S2....

‘The Craftsmen’ takes an inside look at the passionate, gritty work of modern-day artisans

 
 

In this day and age, it’s not often we come across an object that was crafted by the hands of men and women. More often than not, our gadgets, toys, furniture and automobiles were fashioned via a computer-programmed machine, with minimal human interaction.

While this means of production isn’t bad by any means,...