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Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L review: Sleek sling bag keeps things pleasingly minimal

 
 

You'd have to have been living under a rock these past couple of years not to have heard of Peak Design's camera accessories, especially their massively-successful Everyday Backpack -- which racked-up around $6.5...

Sony execs reveal mirrorless strategy in PhotoPlus Expo interview


 
 

At the recent PhotoPlus Expo in New York City's Javits Convention Center, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells was fortunate to have the opportunity to interview the senior executives behind Sony's...

Visualizing landscape photography: The importance of planning your shot and developing your own style

 
 

Landscape photographers have a lot of different tools to help them deliver great images. For photographer Nigel Danson, one of those tools is Adobe Lightroom. In the video below, Danson discusses not only how to create better landscape photographs, but also goes through his Lightroom editing workflow.

An...

Firmware Friday: Canon 6D II, Cinema EOS C200, Pentax K-1 and Fujifilm XP120 all get updates


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week includes five cameras from three manufacturers, four of them interchangeable-lens types. From Canon, we have the EOS 6D Mark II updated alongside the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B. Pentax, meanwhile, has an update for its flagship K-1 full-frame DSLR. And finally, Fujifilm...

How to create natural-looking light rays in Photoshop

 
 

Some of the coolest nature photographs are those which show light rays filtering through the scene. It's a beautiful phenomenon and one which is very difficult to capture. It's not often that conditions are just right for rays of light to beam down from the heavens. That's why it's great to be able to replicate the...

Canon SL2 Field Test Part II: Good user experience, but how’s the video performance?


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In my first Canon SL2 Field Test, I looked primarily at the camera's body and handling, image quality, autofocus, and its performance. In the new second Field Test, the focus turns toward shooting modes, wireless functionality, and video features.

The SL2's...

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is now available: Updated UI, new HDR, pano stitching and more speed

 
 

Back in early October, ON1 announced the latest version of their Photo RAW software, Photo RAW 2018. You can read about many of the new features in our original coverage, but today we're here to tell you that ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is now officially available.

An alternative to Adobe Lightroom, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is...

Old versus new: Has Adobe really improved Select and Mask in Photoshop CC 2018?

 
 

Being able to make complex selections is one of the most important features in Adobe Photoshop for many users. Alongside layers, advanced selection tools are a large part of what separates Photoshop from something like Lightroom. Some users have remarked that Adobe has actually made their Select and Mask...

Hot off the press! Sony A7R III First Shots are here


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Heads-up Sony fans, pixel-peeping day is here! We've received our Sony A7R III review unit and, of course, we immediately sent it down to our testing lab. We now have our trusty First Shots set of lab sample images ready for all of your critical eyes! As always,...

Patience is a virtue with landscape photography: Wait for the right shot rather than chase it

 
 

With cameras seemingly getting faster all the time, it can be easy to consider slowing down in the field. That's exactly what photographer Thomas Heaton recommends in his latest video.

When shooting landscape photography, it can be a good idea to slow down and become more patient. You don't need to be constantly...

Sigma announces pricing and availability for new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens

 
 

Ahead of the PhotoPlus Expo in New York in late October, Sigma announced their new Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for APS-C Sony E-mount cameras and Micro Four Thirds. The company has now announced the release date and pricing for the new fast wide-angle prime lens.

Shipping at the end of November, B&H...

Review: The MeVideo tripod makes smart sense in a market crowded with the ugly & overly complex

 
 

Video isn’t easy, and it certainly isn't light weight. I know, because I shoot video for a living. I’ve been shooting for the better part of six years now, and through that time I’ve used just about every kind of tripod out there to do my job. Back when I got started, I used what I had (a horrible Sunpak tripod my...

DJI Zenmuse X7 receives DxO’s 2nd highest rating ever for a mirrorless Super 35/APS-C camera

 
 

The DJI Zenmuse X7 looked impressive on paper with its ability to shoot both 6K Cinema DNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes, with support for continuous RAW burst shooting at 20 frames per second and 24 megapixel stills. Oh, and its high readout speed supports RAW output at 6K/30 fps and 3.9K/59.94 fps. So on specs alone, it...

Essential filters for landscape photography: Not everything can be replicated in Photoshop

 
 

Filters are a very important part of any landscape photography kit. While some filters' effects can be replicated during post-processing, such as a graduated neutral density filter, other effects are much harder to replicate. For example, you cannot easily replicate a long exposure during post-processing and you...

Panasonic G9 Review: Hands-on with the best-performing, fullest-featured Lumix still shooter ever

 

 
 

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Over the last decade and a half, Panasonic has made some mighty cool cameras, and we've enjoyed reviewing many of them ourselves. Today, it surpasses them all for sheer still shooting performance, feature set and image quality too, with the arrival of the...

Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 announced: Compact lens offers 6.5 stops of Dual IS and 400mm equiv. focal length

 
 

With the new Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S. lens, Panasonic has introduced the brightest long prime lens ever made for Micro Four Thirds. While it's shorter than the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4, it is also a full stop brighter. Within Panasonic's lens lineup, the 200mm f/2.8 is their longest...

Canon 5DS R cameras capture over 100,000 frames for stunning 4K time lapse video

 
 

We've featured the time lapse work of Mike Olbinski before here on Imaging Resource. He is an Arizona-based wedding photographer who also loves to chase storms. It's quite the combination. His latest time lapse video, "Monsoon IV," can be viewed below. Be sure to watch it in 4K if possible.

For the film below,...

Great gift ideas: Peak Design revises popular straps and accessories for special Kickstarter campaign

 
 

Peak Design has been around the block with crowdfunding campaigns, having successfully run a few of them. They have recently launched a new five-day campaign on Kickstarter to sell some revised versions of their most popular products, including straps and camera clips.

The Kickstarter campaign includes new...

4K Video Shootout: Can the iPhone X beat the Panasonic GH5?

 
 

Apple's new iPhone X can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. This is an impressive spec and Lee Morris of Fstoppers wanted to compare the iPhone X to his favorite camera for shooting video, the Panasonic GH5, which can also shoot 4K video at 60 fps.

In the video below, Morris pits the iPhone X and GH5...

Shutter Release: Film effect in LR, photography tax in Italy, GoPro profitable and creativity in neuroscience

 
 

Shutter Release is our way of sharing more photography content with you. There are many excellent articles and videos out there, some of which we share and summarize here in Shutter Release. Today's content includes a tutorial for creating a faded photo effect in Lightroom, a story about an Italian town requiring...

What can photography offer you? What photography means to landscape photographer Nigel Danson

 
 

Landscape photographer Nigel Danson recently headed to the Lake District in England for some landscape photography. In the video below, which goes behind the scenes with Danson, he discusses the "why" of photography. Why is landscape photography so important to him?

For Danson, photography takes on a special...

Apple iPhone X doesn’t top DxOMark’s smartphone scores, but it is “top performer for stills”

 
 

It's been a busy time for new phones. As is the case every holiday season, there are a lot of new smartphones hitting shelves. DxOMark has been reviewing some of them and it seems like each big new release has led to a new smartphone taking the top spot on their DxOMark Mobile score chart. That trend has been...