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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Finally: The Canon 5D IV is a ground-up redesign with goodies for photographers and videographers alike


 
 

It's been a while coming, but we have good news, Canon fans: The 5D Mark IV is finally here and it's a ground-up redesign with plenty of improvements to please photographers and videographers alike. If you're...

Canon announces 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lenses; 7D II kit with bundled Wi-Fi card

 
 

Alongside the launch of the new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, the company has today made several other announcements that will be of interest both to prospective 5D IV buyers, and to those using the company's other DSLRs....

Happy World Photo Day! Share your best photo from the past year with the world

 
 

Happy World Photo Day, photographers! The annual event, which aims to inspire photographers of all skill levels to share their world with everyone else, happens today because August 19, 1839 is when the French government purchased the patent for the Daguerreotype and shared it with everyone as a gift "free to the...

How badly does light pollution wreck your night photos? This great timelapse video will show you!


 
 

If you're hoping to get some great photos of the night sky -- and with the peak activity for the annual Perseid meteor shower having taken place just a few days ago, that's probably true for many of us -- then it will be simple common sense to realize that light pollution can make or break your shots. After...

Canon 1DX II Field Test Part II: The flagship sports shooter taken out of its element in beautiful Newport


 
 

I've had some cool shooting opportunities over the years, but for our second Field Test of Canon's flagship sports shooter -- the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II -- I had one of the coolest yet. Canon recently invited members of the press to shoot with the EOS-1D X II and a generous selection of high-end lenses and...

Samyang’s AF-equipped 14mm, 50mm E-mount primes arrive with Rokinon branding

 
 

If you're a Sony E-mount shooter, the available selection of autofocus-equipped lenses for your full-frame or sub-frame camera just grew by two -- at least in a manner of speaking. Rokinon has introduced its 50mm F1.4 AF and 14mm F2.8 AF lenses for E-mount cameras, but both lenses will look very familiar indeed if...

LensRentals’ 400mm shootout: Money usually buys better results, but there’s more to it than price

 
 

LensRentals does a lot of excellent testing, but to date they have been unable to adequately test lenses that weigh more than 2.5 kilograms (about five and a half pounds) and have a focal length greater than 250mm, so supertelephoto lenses have not been tested. However, with a lot of determination and some tweaking...

Meet Dilish Parekh and his World Record-holding collection of around 4,500 cameras

 
 

There are collectors of all kinds: stamps, coins, baseball cards and many more objects. Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, India is a collector of cameras. However, he is not just any collector, but rather he owns the World Record for the world's largest collection of still photography cameras. The photojournalist has been...

Wildlife panoramas: Using the Brenizer Method to combine wide field of view and shallow depth of field

 
 

Mathieu Stern, a photographer we typically feature for his videos of unusual and "cheap" lenses, has made a new video covering how to use the Brenizer Method photographic technique for wildlife photography. Sometimes referred to as "Bokeh Panorama," the method involves stitching together images taken with a fast...

Shape Shifting: Think Tank Photo launches revamped expandable Shape Shifter backpacks

 
 

Think Tank Photo's Shape Shifter backpack was a distinct backpack when it first released, but with input from professional photographers, Think Tank has made it even better with the new version 2.0 expandable Shape Shifter backpacks.

Shape Shifter V2.0 comes in three configurations, 15 V2.0, 17 V2.0 and Naked...

Unusual tools of the trade: How a bucket can improve your seascape photography

 
 

We've featured Karl Taylor's videos on numerous occasions, including his tips for making exhibition-quality prints and how to quickly dial in your exposure at night with simple math. In a new video, Taylor has tips and tricks for capturing seascape images.

His first tip applies to many different kinds of...

Respect goes a long way: How to become a better travel photographer and person

 
 

South Korea-based Australian photographer Dylan Goldby loves travel photography. It affords you the unique opportunity to experience and capture cultures you otherwise wouldn't. There are plentiful photographic opportunities. However, during Goldby's extensive travels, he's seen photographers exhibit troubling...

Reports state that Fuji X-T2 will start shipping early, but Kumamoto earthquake limits stock

 
 

Fuji Rumors has uncovered some interesting news for prospective Fuji X-T2 owners. After saying in an official press release that the new mirrorless camera will be shipping on September 8, Fuji Rumors reported yesterday that a trusted source told them that the camera will instead start shipping in late August.

Why...

The world isn’t black and white, so Grace Rawson gave back its glorious color, one brushstroke at a time


 
 

We're suckers for a little bit of photography history around these parts, so when a video documentary short called "The Colourist" discussing the nearly-forgotten art of colorizing black-and-white film prints was shared by the folks over at PDN Pulse yesterday, we couldn't resist watching it ourselves. We're...

Using light to create separation: Quick “Two Minute Tips” video will help improve your portraits

 
 

We recently covered one of David Bergman's "Two Minute Tips" videos he makes for AdoramaTV which addressed cutting out the clutter in sports photos. Bergman recently took a sharp turn and has focused his attention instead on using light to separate your portrait subject from the background.

In the video below,...

A northern wonderland: See Lofoten, Norway in beautiful 4K thanks to the DJI Phantom 4

 
 

The DJI Phantom 4 has certainly gotten a lot of attention since its March unveiling, and it has also helped talented artists create a lot of amazing content. One such artist is Australian filmmaker Michael Fletcher who recently took the Phantom 4 to the picturesque Lofoten archipelago in Norway.

In conjunction...

Compact and capable: Nikon announces new entry-level D3400 DSLR and a handful of new DX lenses

 
 

If you want the nitty gritty details now, you can skip ahead to our Nikon D3400 first impressions.

Nikon has today announced the successor to its popular entry-level D3300 DSLR, the Nikon D3400. Equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the compact D3400 is compatible with Nikon SnapBridge to help new DSLR users...

A flair for the dramatic: Techniques for using off camera flash to create dynamic, distinct portraits

 
 

As part of SLR Lounge's Unscripted Series, they have shared a video showing how to light dramatic portraits at night using different off camera flash techniques.

The video shows photographer Pye Jirsa working on wedding portraits. The segment opens with him utilizing gels on his flash, which can add creative...

US$5,000 grant offered to help projects documenting the Alzheimer’s crisis, all in memory of Bob and Diane


 
 

If your loved ones live to the ripe old age of 85 in America today, there's a frightening one-in-three chance that they'll be afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease. Worldwide, some 44-48 million people suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia, a number that's only likely to rise as baby boomers continue to enter...

Real estate photography primer: How to capture great exterior and interior shots of buildings

 
 

If you want to improve your real estate photography or just want to learn how to try your hand at shooting interiors or architecture, Digital Photography School has a great article for you. Photographer and writer Lauren Schroeder has written a guide for both exterior and interior real estate photography, including...

Samyang rounds out Blockbusters promo with its fifth new lens, the AF 14/2.8 FE prime


 
 

Five weeks ago, we told you about a interesting promotion from the folks at Korean lens maker Samyang. Today, the eponymous Samyang Blockbusters event comes to its close with the launch of the fifth new lens for the company in as many weeks. This time around, the new optic is one which was hinted at back in...

Staying inspired: Seven tips to break out of a creative rut and improve your photography skills

 
 

Staying inspired and passionate about photography isn't always easy. You can find yourself in a creative rut or just not feeling like you're coming up with fresh ideas or capturing great images. Photographer Eric Kim has seven tips to help you stay inspired.

Do you feel bored with where you're living and the...