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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sony FE 70-200mm F/4 Lens Review: Sony boosts nascent FE lineup with a fantastic 70-200mm

 
 

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 OSS was announced shortly after the unveiling of the first two Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, the A7 and A7R. Debuted next to its wide-angle cousin -- the FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss --...

Rocket Man: How launch photographer Ben Cooper captures amazing shots of rockets in flight

 
 

I was three when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon, and I grew up watching with great interest the space program ebb and flow with the times. And like most young kids I knew back then, I also became an enthusiast...

What do telephoto lenses really do?

 
 

There was a video on YouTube floating around recently that was cleverly produced by a commercial photographer mocking all of the questions that people ask someone who has an expensive looking camera hanging around...

Pentax K-S2 gallery: Affordable enthusiast DSLR heads out of the lab and into the real world!


 
 

Last month, Ricoh launched its brand-new Pentax K-S2 DSLR and weather-sealed, retractable 18-50mm lens at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan. We posted our First Shots from the feature-rich and...

Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Lens Review: The best bang-for-your-buck supertelephoto zoom?

 
 

At this most recent Photokina tradeshow, Sigma introduced a pair of updated full-frame supertelephoto zoom lenses: the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 'Sport' and a smaller, lighter 'Contemporary' version. We had a brief weekend...

Amazon announces two new unlimited storage plans, including limitless photos for $12/year

 
 

Amazon has announced two new unlimited storage plans, taking on the likes of Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and Apple.

The first plan, called ‘Unlimited Everything,’ lets you store unlimited files of any type to Amazon’s cloud platform for only $60 a year. The second plan, called ‘Unlimited Photos,’ is a...

Nikon D750 Review: This high-end enthusiast DSLR offers outstanding image quality and much more

 
 

After spending time out in the Maine wilderness for its Shooter's Report, and then more time back at Nikon's repair shop for a fix to the widely-reported flare problem, the D750 is back and our full, in-depth Nikon D750 review is now complete. The latest enthusiast full-frame DSLR from Nikon sits in a sweet spot...

Words and pictures: The third effect

 
Don’t tell people what they can already see. “The cousins went swimming with Uncle Greg” will always be trumped by “Alexander was scared of the water, but Uncle Greg’s kindness and humor soon had him swimming with all of the cousins.” Words make a difference.

Today’s topic is difficult to photograph. It’s all about...

Photoshoot.io is the easiest way to share galleries and deliver photos to clients

 
 

One of the most difficult aspects of a professional digital photography workflow is figuring out a way to effectively present your final images to the end client. There is no shortage of options out there, but they’re often convoluted in their interface and unappealing aesthetically.

Looking to change that is...

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony NEX-7 Kit $498; Canon 60D body $479; Fuji Camera & Lens Instant Rebates and more!

 
 

It's spring, and that means it's time for spring cleaning. If you're clearing out your old camera gear and are in need of something fresh, you're in luck. We've compiled together a nice little selection of new springtime camera and lens deals, including great bargains on a Canon DSLR, multiple Fuji and Sony...

What is a photograph?

 
 

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of photography. Whether it’s lusting over the newest strobes or pixel-peeping the RAW files from the latest DSLR, it’s important to occasionally step back and look at the larger picture.

To help take that step, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography has released a...

Everyday 2.0: The easiest way to make a self-portrait time-lapse

 
 

We often frown upon selfies. But their value does have some merit, particularly when done tastefully. One such method is when a self-portrait is taken as part of a larger project, to document changes to yourself over the course of days, weeks, months and years.

However, consistently capturing photos and storing...

Founder and namesake of Paul C. Buff lighting gear passes away at 78

 
 

Yesterday, the Paul C. Buff photography company shared with the world a tragic piece of news. Paul C. Buff, the namesake and founder of the company has passed away at the age of 78.

Known most for its contribution to the photography world through AlienBees strobes, Einstein strobes and Vagabond battery packs,...

Ricoh reveals pixel-shifting high-resolution mode: Coming soon to a camera near you?

Here's a little follow-up from CP+2015 that got misplaced until now, but one with big implications for Pentax fans: Ricoh officially talked about their pixel-shifting super-resolution technology, almost certainly coming in their full-frame DSLR slated for release later this year - And it may not be just new Ricoh/Pentax DSLRs that get to benefit from the tech! There are...

New Year’s Resolution: We take a closer look at initial gallery images from the Canon 5DS R

UPDATE 3/25/15: Canon has informed us that image quality from the early pre-production sample of the 5DS R we received was not final, so we've removed links to the original camera files. They said that screen-res images and 1:1 crops are OK, though, and we'll be adding a few more examples of that sort to the camera's main page shortly. Apologies for the disappointment;...

TravelByDrone plots drone footage on a map for fly-over views around the world

 
 

Meet TravelByDrone, a website dedicated to providing a geographically-based collection of drone videos from operators around the world.

Built on top of Google’s map data, TravelByDrone allows viewers to view the globe via drone footage using geotagged video, uploaded by users to YouTube.

The interface is...

Instagram’s new ‘Layout’ app lets you easily create photo collages

 
 

Instagram has launched Layout, ‘a new app that lets you easily combine multiple photos into a single image.’

Apps like this are nothing new to most Instagram users, but up until now, users have had to rely on third-party applications to get the job done, which adds extra steps to the process of posting an image...

‘#Hashboard’: the easy, beautiful way to present a collection of Instagram photos

 
 

Almost five years after its initial release, Instagram is still going strong as one of the, if not the, largest photo-sharing platform in the world. Thanks in part to a considerably open API, a handful of third-party apps have been developed around Instagram to further utilize its impressive user base and strong...

Photographer accidentally crushes the world’s smallest sculptures

 
 

Author's note: There are images of (nano-sized) sculptures depicting nude female form in this article

Stuff happens. No matter how careful we are, sometimes things go wrong. A lab technician and photographer of Jonty Hurwitz’s 'nano-paintings' learned this the hard way when they accidentally crushed several of...

A little color goes a long way

 
Three red hats, a red skirt, a red sweater, and some unusual 1940’s underwear all add up to National Geographic gold. Legend has it that back in the old days, Geographic photographers traveled with red clothing just in case they got into a bind. Whether it’s true or not, it’s makes a good story and my point.

Santa...

Canon 5DS R First Shots posted! The 50.6mp full frame high-resolution heavyweight hits IR labs

 
 

UPDATE 3/25/15: Canon has informed us that image quality from the early pre-production sample of the 5DS R we received was not final, so we've removed links to the original camera files. They said that screen-res images and 1:1 crops are OK, though, and we'll be adding a few more examples of that sort to the...

Samsung NX500 Shooter’s Report: A high-res, 4K-shooting compact ILC; a traveler’s NX1?

 
 

Not long after bringing out a big batch of real-world gallery images, followed shortly by laboratory First Shots, our in-depth Samsung NX500 Shooter's Report is here. After spending some quality time with this compact ILC during a press trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I am rather impressed by this latest compact...

Firmware Friday: Leica, Blackmagic cameras, Sony camcorders updated; Nikon ViewNX-i arrives


 
 

It's that time again -- the weekend has arrived, and with it, the time for another roundup of all that's new in the world of digital imaging firmware (and occasionally, software). This week, we have news from Atomos, Blackmagic, Leica, Nikon and Sony, and while it's predominantly for devices other than...

Impossible Project’s new B&W 2.0 film develops faster and sharper thanks to a new formula

 
 

The story behind The Impossible Project has been an inspiring one. After Polaroid ditched its instant film department, Impossible came to fruition when it purchased Polaroid’s old machinery and brought back to life a production plant where Polaroid’s infamous film was created.

After much trial and error with...

SpaceX announces it’s publishing all photographs under Creative Commons

 
The SuperDraco is an advanced version of the Draco engines used by SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft to maneuver in orbit and during re-entry.

Following in the footsteps of NASA, SpaceX has announced it will be publishing photographs of its endeavors under a Creative Commons license.

To kick off the announcement,...