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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM lens review: Crop-sensor Canon shooters finally get their fantastic, affordable pancake lens

 
 

One of Canon's many Photokina announcements was the introduction of a super compact, super lightweight and super affordable wide-angle pancake prime lens for APS-C shooters -- the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. A couple years...

Meet the photographer Ansel Adams called ‘The Antichrist’

 
Mad Hatter, self portrait of Mortensen

Ansel Adams was a communicator who made no attempt to hide what was on his mind. But one photographer in particular drew out the worst in Adams, with him going so far as to refer...

Nikon D750 Image Quality Analysis: See how Nikon’s latest FF offering stacks up against the D810 and the rest of the field

 
 

The Nikon D750, the spiritual successor to the much-lauded D700, is here, and as expected given the six-year timespan since the D700 was first introduced, imaging technology has improved by leaps and bounds. Complete with Nikon's latest imaging tech, including a similar (but not exactly the same) 24.3-megapixel...

The bullet-stopper: Ultra-fast Vela One strobe makes high-speed photography safe and affordable


 
 

Want to try your hand at really high-speed photography, but put off by the costs and dangers of an air-gap flash? (One such model, Maurice Ribble's Airgap, will run you US$2,000 and jumps 16,000 volts across two electrodes to create its brief light source.) Now, there's a much more affordable, LED-based...

The Best Cyber Monday Camera Deals of 2014 (UPDATED DAILY)


Cyber Monday is here! If you didn't get all your holiday camera shopping done over the Black Friday weekend, there are still tons of incredible Cyber Monday camera deals available. Many of the awesome deals from Black Friday are still around, but we've added some new ones as well! As with our Black Friday post, we've searched all over...

Is GoPro about to step into DJI’s turf with its own consumer drone? The Wall Street Journal thinks so…


 
 

Action camera maker GoPro's offerings have proven very popular with videographers looking to document some fairly extreme sports, but there's another market niche which has popped up over the last few years that the company may not have been anticipating. Now, it looks set to take advantage of that...

Nick’s Photography Tips: Make Cards While the Snow Flies


 
 

This tip is pretty simple. Shoot your Christmas card while it’s snowing.

It seems obvious, I know, but trust me, it’s easy to watch the snow come and go and not hop to when you need to. Those truly gorgeous snow falling moments really don’t last all that long. I’m just giving you the heads up here, so that...

The Absolute Best Black Friday Camera Deals of 2014 (UPDATED DAILY)


Black Friday is here! We've searched high and low for the best camera, lens & photo deals for Black Friday in order to distill them to this one page!  We'll update this page hourly today to give you the most up-to-date deals information on the web. Bookmark this link and check back often for the best Black Friday camera deals! 

Update:...

Nick’s Photography Tips: How to photograph the Thanksgiving dinner table


 
 

If you are so inclined to shoot the Everyone Around the Thanksgiving Table photo this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips you may find helpful:

  1. Turn off your flash. This is mandatory. If you don’t, the folks close to you will be overexposed, and everyone at the far end of the table will be in relative...

Sigma Q&A with Kazuto Yamaki: Why no Micro Four Thirds lenses, and is a full-frame Foveon feasible?

 
Kazuto Yamaki
Chief Executive Officer,
Sigma Corp.

Finally, another of my interviews from Photokina sees the light of day!

Profuse apologies to all our readers that we're only just now getting another of my interviews published from the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, back in mid-September. Things...

Sony A7 II announced in the US market, complete with price and availability

 
 

A week ago, Sony Japan gave us a surprise announcement with the unveiling of the Sony A7 II, a full-frame compact system camera that improved upon its earlier A7 mirrorless with a groundbreaking five-axis sensor shift stabilization system, an improved, more durable design and plenty more besides.

What we didn't...

Forget your GoPro—VSN.Mobil’s V.360 camera will shoot immersive 360-degree video of the action!

 
 

Last July, you may remember, we told you about a new entry in the 360-degree video market, Florida-based VSN.Mobil. The company's first imaging product is the V.360, an unusual camera that uses contoured mirrors to capture a 360-degree view of the world around it. Now, that product has officially hit the market...

Nick’s Photography Tips: This holiday season, find the groups within the groups


 
 

Some things are so painfully obvious they need to be said out loud. That’s another way of saying "here’s how my brain doesn’t work when I get excited".

When you shoot a group shot, you’re the star of the show. You’re in charge. And as silly as it sounds, even when I’m arranging the crowd at the family...

Forget Black Friday—Titanium Tuesday debuts with the Hasselblad Stellar II

 
 

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, Black Friday is once again the talk of the town among bargain-hunters -- but at the other end of the spectrum is a very different kind of shopper. Today, on what we're informally dubbing Titanium Tuesday, Swedish camera maker Hasselblad has something that may tempt collectors to...

Grounded: FAA may kill commercial drone operations by requiring a full pilots’ license

 
 

If you've been looking forward to the time when you can fly what the media loves to call a drone -- most likely, a quadcopter or some other form of multicopter -- legally, shoot aerial photos and videos, and then sell your works... Well, the time may be here to dial back those expectations. In fact, you might want...

The best camera under 1,000 dollars: What to buy this holiday season!

 

 
 

In all our years of covering the camera market (16+ and counting now), there’s never been a time like this! Competition between manufacturers and ever-advancing technology have brought combinations of price, quality and capability never before seen in the history of photography. It’s a great...

Samsung 18-55mm III lens review: A decent entry-point to the NX mount, but will it satisfy enthusiasts?

 
 

The Samsung 18-55mm III f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX is the third iteration of Samsung's 18-55mm series kit lens. Looking at the technical specifications, it's hard to see any discernible difference between the version II and III lenses (though the version III lens appears to have packed on an additional six grams in weight,...

Best Black Friday Camera Deals, 2014


 

Head over to our current & most up-to-date Black Friday deals page!!!

We've searched the web for the best camera deals for Black Friday and distilled them to this one page.  (Please note that some deals listed below may not yet be active)

DEALS:

  • Sony A77 II body-only: $898 (compare at $1,198) plus FREE VGC77-AM Battery...

The best camera under 1,000 dollars: Best compact camera

 

 
 

 

The competition has really been heating up for high-end compact cameras lately. (We're defining "compact" cameras here as ones with fixed, non-interchangeable lenses.) Nowadays, larger and larger sensors are getting squeezed into surprisingly compact camera bodies. This type of camera...

Best camera under 1,000 dollars: Best mirrorless camera

 

 
 

 

Is this "the year of mirrorless"? It might well be, with a literally unprecedented array of capable, affordable models available. While DSLRs still command the bulk of sales, mirrorless cameras' svelte size and excellent image quality are drawing more and more fans as time goes on. As we...

Maxima, revisited: Filmmaker’s 1996 Nissan returns to virality in a hilarious followup


 
 

Now here's a fun story to perk up the end of your Monday! It was about a year ago when we told you about Luke Aker, an Orlando-based filmmaker who smartly promoted himself with a hilarious parody commercial featuring his very own 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE sedan, for sale at the time on Craigslist. We don't know...

Sony announces updated 70-300mm A-mount lens; 16-35mm, 24-70mm updates in development, too


 
 

Alongside the surprise launch of the Sony A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera last week, the company also had some good news for A-mount shooters: Three new lenses on the roadmap for their Alpha cameras. All three are replacements for existing models. The first of the three is due to ship next February in the...