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Firmware Friday: More Fuji X-series firmware coming; Panasonic updates VariCam HS, LT and 35 video cams


 
 

A couple of weeks ago, we told readers about a raft of new firmware on the way from Fujifilm. It's not here yet, but for this week's Firmware Friday roundup we have news of another ten Fuji X-series cameras...

Lightest in its class: Tamron announces new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD full-frame telephoto zoom

 
 

Earlier this year, Sigma and Sony each announced a 100-400mm lens, with the latter a high-end lens as part of Sony's G Master lineup. Now Tamron is getting in on the 100-400mm race with its new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) lens, which is actually a bit faster than the newest Sigma at the wider end of...

Sony announces its first camcorders to feature phase-detect autofocus

 
 

Sony’s newest camcorders are its first to feature phase detection autofocus, and each also boast 1-inch sensors and 4K capture. The XDCAM PXW-Z90, the NXCAM HXR-NX80 and the Handycam FDR-AX700 are Sony's first camcorders to use a "Fast Hybrid AF" system which they say "ensures highly accurate focusing and...

Wild Wild West: Real-world gallery images from the super-versatile new Nikon D850


Click here to browse our Nikon D850 Gallery

 
 

This past week, myself, along with a group of other photo press members, were invited by Nikon to come out to Bend, Oregon for a whirlwind testing session with the new Nikon D850. While out here in Oregon, I had the opportunity to put the D850 through its paces with a...

WhiteWall Direct Print on Wood Review: A natural-looking print with its very own personality

 
 

You may recall last month when we shared news about WhiteWall's new direct print on wood product. The folks at White Wall were kind enough to provide me a code to order my own 20 x 15 inch wooden print. Let's take a closer look at the new product and how my own print turned out.

The ordering process is a breeze....

Shutter Release: Kobra flash modifier, iPhone X video specs, Lightroom secrets, tinting images and more

 
 

It's been a busy week so far here at Imaging Resource, with a lot of news to cover. Let's take some time to share a variety of interesting photography content with you in today's edition of our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release.

Today's Shutter Release will focus on tips for photographing reptiles, a new...

A blast from the past: Polaroid relaunches its instant camera business with the new OneStep 2

 
 

Polaroid is back with a vengeance. The reemergence of the instant camera is an interesting one spearheaded by Fujifilm and their Instax cameras, but you can trace its origins back to the 70s when Polaroid released the foldable SX70 and then a few years later, the simpler OneStep camera. The simple camera had a...

Adobe updates their video suite to enhance capabilities with virtual reality, animation and motion graphics

 
 

Adobe is adding a ton of new features to their video platforms (Premiere, After Effects, Character Animator and Audition) and the sheer number of improvements might outpace what many of us have seen in years. With a focus on virtual reality and better and easier animations and motion graphics, there is a ton to go...

Shutter Release: Shaping light, dos and don’ts of photographing models and travel photography

 
 

Yesterday was a big day of announcements, so we held off on a roundup article, but Shutter Release is back today. Our regular roundup feature at Imaging Resource features four very different topics today. We have a look at shaping light with photographer Albert Watson, the five dos and don'ts of photographing...

Alien Skin announces Exposure X3 software, coming soon with new creative and organizational features

 
 

Alien Skin Software has announced the latest version of their Lightroom competitor, Exposure X3. The all-in-one photo editor and organizer offers non-destructive raw editing and the upcoming X3 update will include creative enhancements and workflow improvements.

Exposure X3 includes color and black and white...

Phase One announces IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, a new digital back they say sees color like the human eye

 
 

Phase One has announced the latest addition to its IQ3 digital back family, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic. This digital back is built around a new CMOS sensor which is the result of a close collaboration between Phase One and Sony.

What makes the 100MP Trichromatic digital back special is that it has been designed...

Sony RX10 IV preview: Hands-on with the mind-blowingly fast, eye-wateringly pricey superzoom

 

 
 

Click here to read our Sony RX10 IV Hands-on Preview

We've all been expecting it since the launch of last year's RX100 V pocket cam, and today it arrived. The Sony RX10 IV superzoom has made its debut at a press event in New York earlier today, and we've been hands-on with what has to be one of our most...

Apple announces the totally redesigned iPhone X

 
 
 
 

We thought Apple was done after announcing the iPhone 8, but they had more. The new, all-screen iPhone X is what they call the future of their smartphone, and it looks like it. The new phoen features a new design, no home button, and a "super retina...

Apple’s new iPhone 8 features a “fake lighting” portrait mode

 
 

Today was Apple's yearly, highly-anticipated, iPhone-focused keynote and this year they strongly honored Steve Jobs. In their new Steve Jobs theater, it was a really nice gesture. There was a lot announced, from retail to product, and of course there is a lot to say about the iPhone. But this is Imaging Resource,...

Sony press event: RX10 IV, imaging pro support arrive

 
 

Live from Sony's headquarters in New York City, IR publisher and founder Dave Etchells and Reviews Editor Jeremy Gray are taking a first-hand look at Sony's latest and greatest RX10-series camera, the Sony RX10 IV.

Sony has also live-streamed the press conference, so if you want to see it for yourself, we've...

Brevitē launches new Hadley series of backpacks, aimed at providing practicality and style

 
 

Brevitē has been making photographer-focused backpacks for the last few years. In fact, we reviewed one of them last year. That backpack was a particularly nice backpack because it was comfortable and functional when carrying photography equipment, but also worked very well as an everyday carrying solution and had...

Aurora HDR 2018 now available for preorder: We go hands-on with the software ahead of its release

 
 

After announcing Aurora HDR 2018 earlier this summer, Macphun has shared that the new HDR software is available for preorder now. For the first time in Aurora's history, it's available on Windows in addition to Mac and new users can preorder Aurora HDR 2018 for $89. Current users can upgrade at a special price of...

Canon announces three compact 4K camcorders and a new 4K reference display

 
 

Canon has announced four new products today, three of which are compact 4K camcorders and the fourth a new 4K HDR reference display. The new camcorders are the XF400 and XF405, which have a minor difference, and the VIXIA HF GX10. The new 24-inch reference display is called the Canon DP-V2411 4K HDR1 and is...

Nikon D850 Comparisons: Pitting this heavyweight against the 5D IV, 5DS R, GFX, D810 & A7R II


Click here to see our Nikon D850 First Shots Comparisons

 
 

At Imaging Resource we are all about comparing images from competing cameras. We all look at many factors when considering what to buy, but image quality is at or near the top for most of us. This holds even more true as the ISO gain begins to rise.

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Kodak announces new Printomatic instant print camera

 
 

Kodak Eastman and C+A Global have announced the Kodak Printomatic Camera, a brand-new instant-print camera. The "stylish point-and-shoot camera instantly prints high-quality, full color photos right from the camera body."

Kodak is positioning the Printomatic as an ideal companion for event planners, scrap...

Shutter Release: Psychology & portraiture, astro shutter speed calculator & macro lenses

 
 

We hope you had a nice weekend. Let's get this week started with a new edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource. In today's Shutter Release, we will be looking at how to use psychology to capture better portraits, removing braces using Photoshop, a new advanced...