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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Nick’s Photography Tips: How to photograph the Thanksgiving dinner table


 
 

If you are so inclined to shoot the Everyone Around the Thanksgiving Table photo this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips you may find helpful:

  1. Turn off your flash. This is mandatory. If you don’t, the...

Sigma Q&A with Kazuto Yamaki: Why no Micro Four Thirds lenses, and is a full-frame Foveon feasible?

 
Kazuto Yamaki
Chief Executive Officer,
Sigma Corp.

Finally, another of my interviews from Photokina sees the light of day!

Profuse apologies to all our readers that we're only just now getting another of my...

The best camera under 1,000 dollars: What to buy this holiday season!

 

 
 

In all our years of covering the camera market (16+ and counting now), there’s never been a time like this! Competition between manufacturers and ever-advancing technology have brought...

The Absolute Best Black Friday Camera Deals of 2014 (UPDATED DAILY)


We've searched the web for the best camera deals for Black Friday and distilled them to this one page. We'll keep this page live throughout the week with continuous updates as new camera deals and specials become available. Bookmark this...

Fuji launches duo of X-mount macro extension tubes


 
 

Good news, macro fans: If you're shooting with a Fuji X-mount camera, your macro-shooting options just got a whole lot better courtesy of two affordable new macro extension tubes for Fujifilm's mirrorless camera line. Each is made from metal, and both extension tubes feature electrical connections that allow...

Sony A7 II surprises, with world’s first 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame ILC

 
 
 
 

Sony Japan has unveiled the latest addition to the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new Sony A7 II. The "Mark II" model features not only the world's first 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system for a full-frame ILC, but also a number of...

Google Street View takes to the desert in Abu Dhabi


 
 

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen -- the perfect Hump Day story to celebrate getting past the middle of your work week! If you've ever wondered what it's like to roam the desert like Lawrence of Arabia, now you can get the experience -- without the stifling heat -- from the comfort of your desk, thanks to...

Phase One updates Capture One with Nikon D750 and D3300, Canon 7D II support


 
 

It must be update day today: No sooner has Adobe released its new versions of Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, DNG Converter and Lightroom with new camera support than Phase One does the same. The just-released Capture One 8.0.2 release brings compatibility with the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system,...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download

 
 

One of the most heavily discussed and debated features of the powerful new Samsung NX1 is its advanced 4K video recording capabiities. The Samsung NX1 can shoot and internally record 4K movies at Cinema 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) at 24p, and Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) at 30p. Full HD (1080p), HD (720p) and VGA...

Flash-maker Metz files for insolvency; administrator says that production and support will continue


 
 

Germany's Metz-Werke GmbH & Co KG has today filed for insolvency, a brief article from Reuters confirms. Referred to by Reuters' Frankfurt desk as being a television maker, Metz is better known to photographers for its third-party Metz Mecablitz flash strobes, as well as a variety of lighting-related...

Canon 7D II and G7X, Panasonic LX100, Samsung NX1 supported in Camera Raw, Lightroom updates


 
 

Last month, Adobe issued a new release candidate version of its Camera Raw and DNG Converter apps for Photoshop, adding support for eight new cameras and camera backs including the Nikon D750, Sony A5100 and Fuji X30. Today, it follows up with final release versions of both apps -- as well as a simultaneous...

From Kenya to the Florida Keys: Our October Photo of the Day monthly winners impress!

It's that time again to unveil the monthly winners for our Photo of the Day contest. This October saw some real standout photographs pass through our doors, and we had a tougher time than usual narrowing them down and casting our final votes.

Ultimately we were able to whittle it down to the five worthy photographs shown below, all outstanding in their own right and on...

Eizo launches spectacular, self-calibrating 31-inch 4K monitor with near-complete Adobe RGB coverage


 
 

Now that 3D is largely dead and buried, Ultra High-Definition or 4K is the next big thing, and this time it seems to be getting a rather better foothold. That's partly because of a concerted marketing push from the industry, but it's also because it's easier for consumers to see the advantages of a...

DxO FilmPack 5 arrives as a standalone product


 
 

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a major new release of DxO Labs' Optics Pro, FilmPack and ViewPoint applications, as well as a new bundle and pricing structure. At the time, almost all of the new software was available -- and at a handy introductory discount over list pricing -- but one piece of the...

Magix Fastcut: Video editing tailored to action camera fans’ needs

 
 

Action cameras like the mighty GoPro series are everywhere these days, but not every action cam owner knows how to edit their footage post-capture. Case in point: Take a look at YouTube, and alongside the incredibly glossy GoPro trailers, you'll find tens of thousands of hours of raw, unedited footage from all...

Need ultra high-def video at ludicrous speed? This incredible camera tears through 4K at ~900fps


 
 

Is the spectacular resolution of 4K video not enough for you? Do you also need an equally jawdropping performance to allow you to capture the most subtle movements of a very active subject? If so, we've got the camera for you -- at least, if you have very deep pockets or an understanding bank manager.

The...

Sony brings 192-point phase-detect autofocus, 4K HDR movies to your next smartphone


 
 

Several smartphones introduced this year -- Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Sony's Xperia Z3, and Motorola / Google's Nexus 6 -- have drawn high praise for their cameras, but if you look down the road a little, your next smartphone could prove even more impressive. Sensor supplier Sony,...

Panasonic GM5 Sample Gallery: The tiny, refined GM5 hikes through the mountains

In preparation for our upcoming Panasonic GM5 Shooter's Report, we've published a large batch of sample gallery photos from this powerful yet diminutive Micro Four Thirds camera. Taking a couple "treks" in the mountains of north Georgia and the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, the practically-pocketable GM5 makes for a stellar travel and...

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony A7R $2,098; Canon 70D with 18-135mm $1,349; Panasonic GM1 Kit $598; Fuji Lens Deals and more!

Happy Friday everyone! Pre-holiday camera and photography gear deals keep rolling in. We've already received some pre-Black Friday deals from B&H for big savings on the Canon 70D and the Sony A7R. Other deals today include instant savings on Fuji lenses, free accessories with all three Sony RX100-series cameras, and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds...

Firmware Friday: Updates aplenty for Canon, Nikon and Olympus cameras and more


 
 

After a brief hiatus last week, Firmware Friday returns as a rather mammoth roundup. No less than 14 cameras, two camcorders, one aerial photography platform and one accessory make the list this week, between Canon, Nikon, Olympus and DJI.

Without further ado, let's get to what's new, starting with Canon....

Chasing the sun: Web app guides you to the best golden hour photo opportunities


 
 

Photos often live or die by the quality of the sky in the background, and golden hour skies can add a stunning backdrop. But relying on luck to get the perfect sky isn't always a great idea. How can you figure out where the best golden hour skies will be ahead of time, so you can plan accordingly?

That's...

Hasselblad closes Italian design center, but what does that mean for its extravagant Sony rebrands?

 
 

Some two years after it moved operations back to its original home in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hasselblad has now closed its external design center in Treviso, Italy, we hear from German imaging publication Photoscala. The news, independently confirmed by the folks over at DPReview, has the web atwitter with speculation...

The drone of your dreams: DJI inspires with 4k-shooting, 360-degree, transforming quadcopter


 
 

Two years ago, DJI revolutionized the nascent market for aerial photography and videography platforms with its DJI Phantom, the first in a line of impressively capable and yet very affordable quadcopters. In a market populated by extremely expensive (and often hand-built) drones and more affordable models...

Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part II: Performance deep-dive on AF, high ISO, HDR, exposure and more

 
 

Photographer Jeremy Gray is back with this second and final Shooter's Report installment on the full-frame Nikon D750 DSLR. After going into detail with the handling and physical aspects of this new camera, as well as some general shooting experience notes in part I, the second part takes a more in-depth look at...