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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Nikon P610, L840, AW130: We post a trio of test lab First Shots

 
 

Our test lab has been working overtime this week to bring you First Shots for three popular new offerings from Nikon: the P610, L840 and AW130, and they're now available on their respective samples pages as well as...

Photographer arrested for secretly filming models changing in his studio’s dressing room

 
(Photo: Jacksonville Beach Police Department)

Mario Arthur Peralta III, a 42-year old photographer in Jacksonville, Florida, has been arrested and is being held on a $50,000 bail after it was discovered he was filming...

Fujifilm X-T10 bridges gap between entry-level X-series cameras and pro-level X-T1


 
 

The Fujifilm X-series family continues to expand, this time with a new premium interchangeable lens camera -- the Fujifilm X-T10.  The X-T10 can be considered the younger sibling to the rugged, higher-end Fuji...

Panasonic G7 unveiled with improvements aplenty: Faster focusing, sharper finder, 4K video and stills


 
 

In 2013, Panasonic launched the popular G6 compact system camera; today, it follows up with the launch of the Panasonic G7. Where its predecessor was a relatively modest update of the earlier G5, retaining...

Canon G7X Shooter’s Report Part II: The enthusiast compact head-to-head continues after sunset


 
 

Looking for a pocket-friendly camera that offers an enthusiast-friendly 1"-type sensor and generous zoom reach? The Canon G7X matches the sensor size of the popular Sony RX100 III while besting it for telephoto reach and maximum aperture -- and all in a body that's barely any larger than that of the Sony. And...

Flickr 4.0 update brings Uploadr tool, contextual search and more

 
 

In an effort to fulfill CEO Marissa Mayer’s promise to ‘make Flickr awesome again,’ Yahoo has unveiled yet another massive update to the photo sharing platform, both in the browser and in its apps.

Deemed Flickr 4.0, the update brings about a handful of visual changes as well as a few new tools and features to...

Triggertrap’s ‘Wearables’ function will soon allow you to trigger your camera from your Apple Watch

 
 

We knew it was only a matter of time, but it’s officially on the way. Triggertrap has announced that it will soon be releasing an update for its iOS app that will allow Apple Watch users to trigger their camera(s) from their wrist via an existing ‘Wearables’ function.

Already, Triggertrap’s iOS app supports...

Family group shots: what to wear

 
 

Family portraits are pictures of people and faces and not pictures of clothes—this is not a fashion shoot. If the clothes dominate the picture then I think it’s going in the wrong direction. I think clothes in the official family picture need to be simple, elegant and timeless. They should not call attention to...

Sigma’s key to quality? Our exclusive look at the A1 system reveals all!

 
 

One thing that's unique about Sigma's recent line of "Global Vision" lenses is that every single lens is subjected to exacting, computer-driven optical tests to ensure it meets its specs. Sigma developed their own test system, using the same high-resolution Foveon sensor chip found in their SD1 digital SLR. It's...

Crummy bundled software have you down? Leica to provide free Adobe Lightroom 6 with all cameras

 
 

Leica announced today that all Leica camera purchases will be accompanied by a free standalone version of the just-released Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.

Upon receiving your Leica camera, you must first register your camera with Leica. Once registered, you will be able to download your copy of Lightroom 6 to...

Samsung reveals improved PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory card lineups

 
 

Samsung is looking to take the next step in reliable compact storage with two new memory card lineups, Pro Plus and EVO Pro.

Both lineups are available in MicroSD and SD form factors. Samsung’s Pro Plus memory cards come in 64GB and 32GB storage capacities, while the EVO lineup offers an additional 128GB option.

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Canon 5DS R full-res, full-frame First Shots: Still officially beta, but WOW (Update: RAWs available)

 
 

(Editor's Note: RAW files from this 50MP camera, as you can imagine, are very large. We've posted staight-out-of-camera JPEGs for the moment; RAW file downloads will be available tomorrow provided our ISP connection doesn't melt down in the process now. :-) 

Update, 05/06: RAW files for our First Shots are now...

4 simple and inspiring tips for child photography

 
 

Children can be one of the most challenging subjects to photograph. But it’s by no means impossible. For proof, look no further than to the photography of Elena Shumilova, whose photos of her children in the Russian countryside went viral last year, amassing over 60 million views.

In the two and a half minute...

Samsung using both Sony and Samsung sensors in praised camera of Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

 
Sony's Exmor sensor

Last week, we shared a report showing Sony manufacturers 40% of imaging sensors in 2014. In it, we pointed out the fact that both Samsung and Apple rely heavily on Sony’s sensors for their flagship devices, the iPhone 6/6 Plus and the S6/S6 Edge.

It appears though that Samsung isn’t relying...

Redacted makes censoring photos easier than ever

 
 

Most of the time, it’s our goal to share with the world our images. However, there are times when certain aspect of said images are private information that we’d rather keep to ourselves.

Here to make the process of censoring easier than ever is Redacted, a new app from Sam Soffes that makes blurring, pixelating...

Fujifilm X-A2 First Shots posted: Another triumph for a budget-friendly high ISO camera?

 
 

Those looking to jump into Fuji's venerable X-mount family of cameras without breaking the bank have a new entry-level option: The Fujifilm X-A2. As one of the few X-series cameras that doesn't sport Fuji's unique X-Trans sensor technology, the X-A2 -- like the X-A1 before it -- uses a traditional RGBG...

Developing your film in one step

 
 

Photography startup New55 has released R3 Monobath, a new photochemical that makes developing film a one step process.

To explain the technology behind the developer and what the results looks like, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography has created an incredibly comprehensive video. In the eighteen minute video,...

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) gets higher-res CMOS sensor, new features aplenty


 
 

In mid-2012, Leica announced the M Monochrom, a full-frame rangefinder camera that, true to its name, was based around a monochromatic image sensor. Now, it follows up with the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), which sports a brand-new body and reworked internals.

Inside, the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) features...

BTS look at Annie Leibovitz capturing promo photos of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ for Vanity Fair

 
 

In honor of May the Fourth, we have for you a behind the scenes video from Vanity Fair that takes a look at Annie Leibovitz as she captured promotional images on the set of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.

Less than a minute in length, the video shares a montage of clips showing Leibovitz at work...

Fabrik – a simple way to create a well-designed, responsive portfolio:

 
 

Meet Fabrik, an online portfolio creator that can get your work up and online on a customized website in a matter of minutes.

There is no shortage of portfolio hosting options for photographers to choose from. If you prefer something robust, it’s best to host/create a site on a platform such as Wordpress....

Learning to shoot from the hip

 
 

This is an exercise I wish we would have done when I was in photo school. I did it myself this week and I learned something about my camera that I know is going to stick. It’s simple, easy and fun, and I really think—regardless of what level of photography you’re at—you should give it a try.

I went for a walk...

8 Great Travel Tripods: What’s the best tripod? The one you take with you!

 
 

It’s a lot easier to shoot sharp handheld pictures nowadays with the latest crop of digital cameras delivering commendable imaging performance at high ISOs ranging from 1600–6400 and beyond, and many systems providing effective in-camera or in-lens image stabilization.

However the tripod is still the greatest...

Canon patent details yet another 35mm f/1.4 lens formula

 
 

A recently published patent from Canon reveals it may finally be releasing an updated version of its 35mm f/1.4 lens design.

Filed back in October of 2013, the patent lays out the optical formula for a 35mm lens with an f/1.4 aperture. Inside the lens are 12 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical...

Canon T6 sensor flecks - apparently minimal impact on images (UPDATE - if not there, they never will be)

 
 

(UPDATE 5/3/15: Scroll to the bottom of the article for information on why current owners whose cameras aren't showing the issue don't need to worry about it appearing in the future.)

As many of our readers already know, we just received our test samples of the Canon T6s and Canon T6i, which we quickly ran...