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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Who says old cameras can’t take home the prize money? Our April POTD contest winners unveiled!

 
 

We test the latest digital cameras for you along with the lenses that adorn them, but that doesn't mean we aren't nostalgic about some of the better models from yesteryear. For the month of April in our Photo of the...

ZAP! Ultra slow-motion video of a lightning bolt at 7,000 fps is mesmerizing


 
 

Lightning storms are one of nature's most exciting and fascinating displays. Part of the appeal of lightning is its amazing speed, which makes it impossible for the naked eye to see what's happening in the sky...

Pentax K-1 Gallery: Dozens of real-world samples for your pixel-peeping pleasure

 
 

A few days ago, one of the year's most exciting new cameras -- the Pentax K-1 -- landed on my desk for a review. As a Pentaxian myself, I've been waiting with barely-contained excitement to get my hands on the...

Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power

 
 

The Sony A6300 comes as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years. Given the top marks garnered by its Sony A6000 predecessor, it's one tough act to follow. Thankfully, Sony's packed in so...

TinyMOS’ Tiny1 camera hopes to bring astrophotography to the palms of social stargazers


 
 

Astrophotography can be demanding, often requiring large, bulky gear for good results. TinyMOS hopes to change all of that with its Tiny1 camera, which it claims to be "the world's smallest, smartest, and most social astronomy camera." The Tiny1 has spent the last two years in the design and testing stage,...

Nikon D5 Field Test Part I: New flagship FX camera offers high speeds and excellent autofocus

 
 

Following up on the venerable Nikon D4S, the Nikon D5 brings a number of notable improvements to the table. The megapixel count and autofocus point total have both been upped, the latter to an impressive 153 AF points.

The ergonomics are better than ever and the D5 includes a touchscreen display, a first for a...

Portable, powerful Broncolor Siros L lights to offer 440 full-power flashes and fast charging


 
 

For photographers who demand the most from their lighting but don't want to sacrifice portability, Broncolor's Siros L monolights claim to offer high-output, battery-powered lighting.

The Siros L comes in two power options -- 400 joules and 800 joules -- with the latter model being a bit larger. The lights...

Video editing: It’s not a game, but you can still apply your mad gamepad skills to make it much easier


 
 

As tinkerers ourselves, we're pretty partial to a good hardware hack around these parts. Few things are cooler than taking a piece of hardware, using it to do something its creators likely never even imagined, and best of all making it do so really well. So when a video by Eugene, Oregon-based video producer...

Learn from pros: Photography documentaries provide interesting insights into the creative process


 
 

Robert Baggs at Fstoppers has compiled a list of ten must-see photography documentaries, noting that when he finds himself lacking in the inspiration department, watching a documentary on another photographer can help him get his creative juices flowing again.

One of the documentaries he lists is "Bill...

Nifty fifty and four other pieces of gear every aspiring portrait photographer should have


 
 

For new portrait photographers, it can be tricky to determine what gear is "must-have" and what gear you can hold off on and purcahse later. To make wading through the portrait waters easier, Hanssie at SLR Lounge has made a list of five must-have items that every new portrait photographer ought to buy.

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Pets, family gatherings and ice cream: Canon reveals the hottest photographic trends of 2016


 
 

In case you didn't know (I didn’t), May is National Photography Month. To celebrate the occasion, Canon has just revealed some interesting results of a survey on current photography trends, including how highly we rate our own work.

Photographers are apparently a confident bunch, with 80 percent of...

Fuji XF 100-400mm WR: Initial impressions and real world galleries from Fuji’s first super-telephoto zoom

 
 

Fuji fans have been waiting for a super-telephoto offering for their X-mount bodies for a long time! It was more than two years ago that Fuji teased us with the promise of a "Super Telephoto Zoom Lens" to be coming at some point perhaps in 2015, and there have been many of us patiently awaiting its arrival ever...

GREAT news! Sony sensor fab struck by earthquake will be back online soon


 
 

If you've been watching the situation in southwestern Japan in the aftermath of the recent Kumamoto earthquakes with the same level of concern we've had (and we've been very concerned), then we have some really GREAT news to share with you today! In its fourth update on the situation at its facilities which...

Firmware Friday: Nikon V3 power drain issue fixed


 
 

Firmware Friday is short and sweet this week, with just one camera having been updated since our last roundup. The Nikon V3 compact system camera, flagship of the company's mirrorless camera lineup, receives its second firmware update since its launch some two years ago.

The previous v1.10 firmware update...

One-track pony: GoPro tanks due to saturated market, lack of chart-topping AWOLNATION singles


 
 

When it rains, it pours for the folks at GoPro, it would seem. The company once known as Woodman Labs is trying to redefine itself as more than just the 800lb gorilla in the action camera market it essentially created, and for good reason -- its stock is tanking.

The action camera market has been very...

Sigma reports lens mount scratching issue with Pentax K-1, prepares fix for affected lenses


 
 

Third-party lens maker Sigma has today disclosed a potential issue with some of its lenses when used in concert with the just-released Pentax K-1 DSLR. Three current Sigma lenses and eight discontinued models are affected, and each can cause a minor scratch to appear in the K-1's body directly above the lens...

Nifty Fifty, now for Nikon: Yongnuo’s dirt-cheap Canon lens clone gets a new mount (and it’s metal!)


 
 

Almost 18 months ago, we told you about Yongnuo's how-can-that-be-legal clone of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, often referred to as the "nifty fifty" or "plastic fantastic". We're not sure how they've managed it, but all this time later Yongnuo isn't just continue to sell its more-affordable version of...

Stop the shakes, rain or shine: All-weather Sybrillo GoPro gimbal hits Kickstarter, offers VR control


 
 

Want to banish the shakes from your GoPro videos? If you are outputting your video at Full HD resolution, you could stabilize after the fact by shooting at 4K resolution with the Hero4 Black, but it's not really the best solution. A lot of processing will be involved to steady long clips, and the results...

Photo Book 101: Blurb and PhotoShelter teach you to publish and sell your own photographic compendium


 
 

Ever wanted to see your name and photos in print? You're certainly not alone! There's something about the tactile, tangible nature of photo books which has great appeal. With the right photo series-- one whose subject matter has a broad-enough appeal to sell to the public -- it can be a really cool way to tie...

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT shoots longer, simpler; EF-M 28mm Macro sports clever built-in ring flash


 
 

Alongside its consumer-friendly PowerShot SX620 HS long-zoom pocket camera which launched today, Canon has also revealed two further new products aimed a little higher up the photographic food chain: The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, and the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash strobe. We'll be...

Canon SX620 HS pocket long-zoom replaces SX610; boasts more powerful zoom, easier operation


 
 

Want a pocket-friendly long-zoom camera with fuss-free operation? For the last year and change, the PowerShot SX610 has been Canon's offering in this space. Now the followup Canon SX620 HS is here with even more zoom reach, and friendlier operation in a design that the company says is still pocket-friendly.

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Black and white photography comes to your tablet, courtesy of The Phoblographer’s La Noir Image


 
 

Do you love black and white photography? Want to learn more about the medium, see inspirational imagery, and get great ideas for your next monochromatic artwork? If so, our good friend Chris Gampat -- better known on the web as The Phoblographer -- has a project that will likely be of interest to you. (And he...

Capture distinct images with your mirrorless camera for cheap with these four “toy” lenses

We recently covered Mathieu Stern's review of the $1,600 Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 "soap bubble bokeh" lens, and now he's back with a review for those of us who want to spend a lot less money to get a really distinctive look. In Mathieu's latest post, he discusses four toy lenses that are worth trying out on your mirrorless camera. The best part?...

Six cameras, one ski slope, 360 degrees of fun: GoPro Omni struts its stuff in debut video

In a nice change of pace from the recent stream of bad news at GoPro, including the delay of the of its Karma camera drone and rethink of its product line in the face of falling profits, the company has released the first sample footage from its VR camera rig, the GoPro Omni.

The sample footage was recorded on the powdered slopes of Austria...