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Panasonic GX850 Field Test: Compact MFT camera delivers great image quality and performance


 
 


Click here to read the Panasonic GX850 Field Test

 
 

Earlier this year, Panasonic unveiled the Panasonic GX850, a very compact Micro Four Thirds camera...

Fuji X-T20 Field Test: Impressive camera offers great imaging and performance


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Fuji's new X-T20 camera does what its predecessor, the X-T10, did back in 2015. It combines the imaging capabilities of Fuji's current flagship X-series cameras (the...

DJI will basically brick your drone if you don’t comply with new firmware requirements

 
 

In an email sent to customers late last night (the message is also available to read here), DJI announced that they plan to introduce a new process for activating and updating firmware on their products. The note states that by the end of the week, all DJI product owners (outside of DJI's home country of China)...

Print 13 x 19 at home for just $130? Indeed, with this new Canon Pro-100 deal!

 
 

If you want to make up to 13 x 19 inch prints from the comfort of your own home, then B&H has one heck of a deal for you! After a $250 mail-in rebate, you can purchase a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 wireless inkjet photo printer for only US$130.

The rebate period ends on May 31, so you don't have much longer to take...

Canon blindfolds three photographers asks them to transform their sense of taste into a photo

 
 

Canon Australia has been releasing videos as part of their series, "The Lab," which is designed to inspire photographers to experiment and think outside the box. Their latest video robs photographers of their most used sense, sight.

In the video below, three professional photographers are blindfolded and consume...

Take an ultra HD swim with Swellpro’s latest 4K-capable Splash Drone 3 Auto

 
 

Last month we looked at Swellpro’s waterproof drones, but the company has a new waterproof drone on the way that will offer 4K video recording in addition to other new features.

The Swellpro Splash Drone 3 Auto will be on Kickstarter soon and the company has released many details about the upcoming quadcopter....

Three techniques you can use to create your best black and white images in Lightroom

 
 

Tutvid’s Nathaniel Dodson produces many excellent video tutorials and his latest will be particularly appealing to Lightroom users and fans of black and white photography. Dodson’s video, seen below, shows three techniques you can use when creating black and white images in Adobe Lightroom.

The first way to...

Canon reissues service notice for 24-105mm f/4L IS II


 
 

Two weeks ago to the day, we told you about an interesting service advisory which popped up on the website of Canon Philippines. A short while after our article went live, the update vanished and a few days later we received a confirmation that it had accidentally been released early. And now, it's back! (And...

Firmware Friday: Canon pulls 7D II update, updates Cinema EOS; Nikon and Sigma ship new firmware too

 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rare one indeed, as it brings with it news of an update not launched, but rather pulled from distribution. Alongside new Cinema EOS firmware updates this week, Canon has officially withdrawn its most recent update for the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR. Nor is that all for the week...

Shutter Release: Blending exposures in Photoshop, square bokeh, a brilliant NYC time lapse and more

 
 

Get your weekend started off right with this collection of useful tutorials, interesting videos and industry news.

Creating epic seascapes with exposure blending in Photoshop – PetaPixel

Photographer Greg Benz creates a lot of excellent tutorials on his YouTube channel and his latest video is all about exposure...

Breakthrough Photography introduces Dark CPL and tempered glass graduated neutral density filters

 
 

Breakthrough Photography already offers what they call the “world’s sharpest and most color neutral CPL filter,” but they are adding to their filter lineup with new Dark CPL and new tempered glass – a world’s first, per the company – graduated and solid neutral density filters. At the time of writing, the...

A colorful world: Artist matches his photographs with Pantone swatches in his fun photo series

 
 

Italian graphic designer Andrea Antoni travels around, capturing images of landscapes and cityscapes and matches the colors in the scene with a Pantone swatch.

Antoni’s process involves first capturing the photo, then digitally adding an image of his hand holding the matching Pantone swatch in Photoshop. He told...

Shutter Release: Manfrotto releases stylish new bags, adding flare to your shots and more

 
 

Manfrotto launches new Manhattan camera bag collection – Photography Blog

Manfrotto’s new Manhattan cameras bags comprise three models: The Manhattan Mover 50 (a backpack), the Manhattan Speedy 10 (a messenger bag) and the Manhattan Changer 20 (a versatile tote-style bag). The trio of bags are designed for...

Hasselblad takes their aerial camera system to new heights with 100-megapixel mirrorless A6D-100c

 
 

Hasselblad has announced a new 100-megapixel camera system, furthering their commitment to delivering their best imaging technology to the skies. The new Hasselblad A6D-100c is designed for use within Hasselblad’s aerial camera system and employs a mirrorless design, perhaps taking some technology cues from their...

Pentax KP Field Test Part II: Another real-world test, this time of low light, special features and video


 
 

A few weeks back, I posted my first field test for the Pentax KP, Ricoh's compact DSLR alternative to the mirrorless camera. At the time, I focused my energies on dissecting the KP's handling, user interface, burst and autofocus performance and daytime image quality, reserving the rest of my analysis for the...

Laowa 105mm f/2 STF Field Test: Hands on with Laowa’s rugged, impressive, apodized portrait prime


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Chinese lens maker Laowa has been making many distinct and affordable manual lenses lately, one of which is their 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus lens. This ruggedly-built lens lens offers distinct dual manual diaphragm controls, one for aperture and one for...

Lens Rentals explores just how bad does a poor quality UV filter make your lens?

 
 

Lens Rentals founder Roger Cicala regularly publishes excellent articles on the Lens Rentals blog. One of his regular topics has been UV filters, previously discussed here, here and more recently here.

Roger has written about UV filters again, this time delivering a mocking. “Yes, I’m sick of filter articles,...

IR Podcast: Sony answers questions about their new 16-35mm & 12-24mm lenses

 
 

This week in a special edition of the Imaging Resource Podcast, Mark Weir, the Senior Technology Manager at Sony, joins us for a discussion about their pair of newly-announced wide-angle lenses: the 16-35mm f/2.8 G-Master and the 12-24mm f/4 G. Mark talks about what makes these lenses unique, like the special...

Shutter Release: Free off-camera flash guide, Fuji camera and lens buyer’s guide and more

 
 

Free guide for off-camera flash techniques – SLR Lounge

SLR Lounge has teamed up with ShootDotEdit to create a free guide for off-camera flash techniques, aimed specifically at wedding photographers. The guide explains 12 different lighting techniques that are ideal for dealing with 8 typical lighting scenarios...

What will these photographers do with a year in Adobe’s Creative Residency program?

 
 

Adobe doesn’t just provide artists with the software to bring their creativity to life, but the company also places an emphasis on helping others in more direct ways. One of their initiatives for inspiring creativity is their Adobe Creative Residency. The residency program provides artists the chance to spend a...

Hands on with Sony’s new FE lenses: The 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master & 12-24mm f/4 G


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Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master Hands-On

Sony 12-24mm f/4 G Hands-On

 
 

From the hills of Santa Barbara at their first ever Kando Event, Sony surprised the 200 Artisans, Alpha Collective members and various Sony shooters with the announcement of not only the...

Tips and tricks for three-point lighting: Professional-quality headshots with a pair of flashes and a reflector

 
 

Australian professional music photographer PJ Pantelis shoots a lot of portraits and headshots for work. But do you need a ton of gear to create professional results? Definitely not, as Pantelis shows in the video below how to create dynamic lighting with only a pair of lights and a reflector. Of course, you can do...