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Nikon D500 Review: This versatile, professional DSLR is the D300S successor you have been waiting for

 
 

The Nikon D500 has been a long time coming. Nikon has released numerous APS-C DSLRs since the 2009 release of the D300s, including some very good ones like the D7200, but they didn't truly succeed the highly-popular...

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...

Fujifilm announces new selfie-friendly X-A3 camera along with a 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens

 
 

Fuji has announced two new products, an entry-level camera and an X-series lens. You can get all of the details on the new Fujifilm X-A3 camera here and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens here.

Discussing the...

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....

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...

Budget portraiture: Affordable manual focus lenses allow you to take great portraits for less money

 
 

Autofocus is great, but what if you are on a budget and don't want to sacrifice image quality? There are numerous great manual focus lenses available that offer good optical quality, just without all the perks we generally expect with new gear. In a new episode of Budgetography, Matt Granger uses Samyang lenses...

Zoom lenses nearly sweep the podium: 70% of pros using Canon gear, here’s what they shoot with most

 
 

If you've watched any of the Rio Olympics, you've surely seen a ton of white lenses along the sidelines of the biggest events. A Canon survey from earlier this week found that an average of 70% of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil are using Canon equipment. Canon Professional Services (CPS) along...

One day only Olympus sale! Olympus selling OM-D E-M1 and 12-40mm lens at excellent prices

 
 

Until 11:59 p.m. EST tonight, Adorama and B&H are giving photographers the chance to purchase the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera body for $799 with free shipping. This flash sale provides customers an instant savings of $300 from the camera's list price.

The savings don't stop there,...

Pushing the carry solution market forward: The passion of Peak Design’s CEO, Peter Dering

 
 

I recently had a chance to chat with Peak Design's CEO, Peter Dering, about the company's upcoming Everyday Series backpack, tote and sling carrying solutions as well as their design philosophy and the overall ideology which informs their offering of over 20 products.

In October 2014, after numerous successful...

Caffeine Priority: A simple, affordable do-it-yourself project to make LensRacks even better

 
 

Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority...

I recently reviewed LensRacks, an easy-to-use and effective solution for organizing your lenses, flashes, camera bodies and more. I really liked the product, but felt like it could be made better by attaching it to a movable base. So I built one with...

Canon T6 Image Quality Comparison: The entry-level Rebel goes head-to-head with its rivals and siblings


 
 

A week ago, I published my real-world field test of the Canon T6, the latest entry-level model in the company's long-running Rebel series. At the time, I promised that our image quality comparison and print quality analysis would be forthcoming soon, bringing the overall Canon T6 review one step closer to...

An SD card that doubles as a gyro sensor? Protoype hopes to make video more stable

 
 

A PetaPixel reader attended Maker Faire in Tokyo and saw a very interesting prototype product, a microSD to SD adapter that includes a 3-axis gyro sensor. PetaPixel reached out to the creator, Yoshiaki Sato, to learn more.

The virtualGimbal "measures the angular velocities of [the] camera while recording video,...

Firmware Friday: Quick fixes for just-launched Pentax K-70; Sigma solves Nikon D500 lens compatibility


 
 

Firmware Friday is short and sweet this week, with updates for one camera and three lenses from Pentax and Sigma respectively. We'll jump right in with the update for Ricoh's just-launched Pentax K-70 DSLR first of all, and then come back to Sigma's lens firmware, which is intended to resolve issues when used...

Serge Ramelli takes the DJI Phantom 4 for a spin and shares his tips and tricks for drone photography

 
 

Los Angeles-based French photographer Serge Ramelli has a great YouTube channel with a lot of helpful videos and tutorials for photographers. With the launch of the DJI Phantom 4 he decided to get more into drone photography. He has previously used Phantom 1 and 2 drones, but he crashed them and was excited by the...

Robots take over Rio: Getty enlists the help of underwater robot to capture swimming shots

 
 

Getty Images photographer Al Bello is well-known for his sports photography, having been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, New York Times and many more publications over his career. At this year's Olympics in Rio, Bello's 11th Olympic Games, he enlisted the help of underwater robots.

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How to shoot night photography: The gear and mindset that you need to capture great shots at night

 
 

Photographer Stuart Palley recently shared tips and tricks for night photography for TIME. This video should be of particular interest to photographers hoping to capture the Perseids meteor shower as Earth passes through the remnants of the Swift-Tuttle comet. You can read more about photographing meteor showers...

Making something from nothing: Landscape photography tutorial with Thomas Heaton

 
 

We recently covered a pair of videos from photographer Thomas Heaton in which he went on a location scouting trip and worked to break out of his comfort zone. His latest video continues in the same vein, as he works to simplify his landscape photography.

The video, titled "Something from Nothing," is about...

Is this the bokeh dream for MFT shooters? FZeros launches 25mm T/0.95 cine lens

 
 

New lens company FZeros has an interesting and very fast lens available for Micro Four Thirds shooters, a 25mm T/0.95 manual focus lens. Although designed for video, the lens of course works for still photography as well. What makes this a cine lens is its "super-precise focus control" which offers a 355° range of...

A new spin on camera bags: Wolffepack Capture backpack designed for on-the-go photographers

 
 

London-based Wolffepack created the award-winning Metro and Escape orbital backpacks for general use, but if you're looking for something more photography-oriented, there's good news. It has now followed up with a Kickstarter campaign for the photographer-friendly Wolffepack Capture. The campaign, which has been...