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3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

What’s your favorite f-stop?

 
 

When I was a photo student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, we had a parade of photography legends come through and speak. But the god of gods was W. Eugene Smith. He’s considered to have produced...

Panasonic LX100 Shooter’s Report Part II: Once the sun sets, how’s it compare with the G7X, RX100 III?


 
 

If you're in the market for a large-sensor enthusiast compact, we have good news for you: Our Panasonic LX100 review continues this week with the second part of our Shooter's Report blog. (We actually brought...

The image quality of the GX7 for roughly half the price? We post Panasonic GF7 First Shots

 
 

When Panasonic announced the GF7 this past January they were quite clear in mentioning to us and to the camera world that the imaging pipeline in this little guy is basically the same as the one found in their...

Blackmagic unveils Micro Cinema Camera, a small, RAW-capable action cam for drones

 
 

Blackmagic has unveiled its new Micro Cinema Camera, a miniature Super 16 camera capable of shooting RAW 1080p video and designed to work hand-in-hand with the latest drones on the market.

The Micro Cinema Camera comes in at only 10.65 ounces (301 grams), making it more than light enough to work with most...

Get close, then step back

 
If I had but one piece of advice for amateurs it would be SHOOT CLOSE UPS. But the ability to combine close ups AND overall shots will take you to the next level.

Knowing when to back up and see the big picture requires a special set of skills — emotionally and visually.

Overall shots are usually about place. You...

Join Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Smith - Alpharetta, GA Best Buy, Thursday PM (IR Guys too!)


How often do you get a chance to hear tips on location photography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer? If you live within driving distance of the Best Buy store in Alpharetta, Georgia, this coming Thursday night at 7pm is your chance!

We don't normally post news about strictly local events, but when we learned that Pulitzer...

Pocket-friendly Sony HX90V courts enthusiasts with 30x zoom lens, popup viewfinder


 
 

Want an enthusiast-friendly compact camera that will fit in your pocket, and don't want to compromise on zoom reach to get it? If so, Sony is happy to oblige with the just-launched, 18-megapixel Sony HX90V, which it says is the world's smallest camera with a viewfinder and 30x or greater zoom lens. And boy,...

Sony WX500 is the world’s smallest compact digital camera with 30x zoom lens


 
 

Alongside the launch of the enthusiast-oriented HX90V, Sony has today unveiled a second long-zoom compact camera that's almost as feature-rich, yet significantly more affordable. The Sony WX500 shares much with its higher-end sibling, but forgoes its popup viewfinder, GPS receiver and some other features the...

Nauticam’s new underwater housing lets you take your Olympus OM-D E-M5 II on deep sea adventures

 
 

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II is an impressive mirrorless camera, packing a punch in both features and image quality. Unfortunately, it isn’t too fond of H2O, so any underwater adventures are strictly off-limit. Or, they were -- that’s no longer the case.

Noted underwater housing manufacturer, Nauticam, has unveiled...

Canon USA cuts prices for 33 ‘L’ series lenses

 
 

If you’ve been eyeing Canon glass as of late, you’re in luck. Canon USA has permanently dropped the price on 33 of its Canon ‘L’ lenses and extenders, for the second time in less than a year.

Discounts range from $20 off Canon’s 1.4x and 2x extenders to $800 off its EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x. Below...

Sigma patent shows off image-stabilized 400mm f/2.8 super-telephoto lens

 
 

A recently published patent from Sigma details the optical formula for an image-stabilized 400mm f/2.8 super-telephoto lens.

The patent, which was discovered by Egami and originally filed back in September of 2013, shows off a five-group lens design featuring Sigma’s Optical Stabilizer technology. It’s expected...

Olympus Stylus 1s lands in the USA with longer-life battery, new firmware features

 
 

When we reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 last year, we found much to love in a product that redefined what the bridge camera could be. Now, the company follows up with the 12-megapixel Olympus Stylus 1s -- and it's almost exactly the same Dave's Pick-winning camera, save for some styling tweaks and firmware...

Olympus TG-4 announced: a flagship rugged cam with RAW, Live Composite, Underwater HDR

 
 

Olympus brings the follow-up to last year's rather fun and impressive TG-3 waterproof/rugged camera with the appropriately named Olympus TG-4. With an altogether unchanged exterior styling and control scheme however, the improvements to this year's models are all under the hood, with new scene modes, faster GPS,...

How to clean a CCD sensor

 
 

The CCD chip in your camera is the flat, little device that takes the place of film. One of the advantages of film was that you put a nice new, clean piece of it in your camera every time you took a picture. Your miraculous CCD chip just sits in there and collects dust. That not as bad as you would think, however,...

Firmware Friday: Nikon pledges new firmware features for D750, D810, D4S


 
 

It's that time again, folks: Friday is here, and with it, our weekly firmware roundup. Things are a little different to the norm this week, though, as the only camera firmware we have to report on hasn't yet been released -- instead, it's slated for arrival this summer, with a sneak preview at the National...

Above or below the nose?

 
 

There are so many psychological factors affecting the emotional reaction a portrait will receive. Color, light, clothing, hairstyles, body language—not to mention facial expressions.

If there’s anything I’ve learned from producing 200 episodes of the Radio Picture Show, it’s the infinite and subtle variety of...

Datacolor Spyder5 review: Hands-on with the friendlier, more accurate colorimeter

 
 

If you want to see your photos at their best, or view the web with confidence that you're seeing everything the way it was intended to look, a calibrated monitor is a must. Among the most affordable options available for profiling your display is Datacolor's Spyder series of colorimeters, and the brand-new Spyder5...

Lytro Desktop 4.2 update adds easy sharing and more editing tools

 
 

Lytro has released version 4.2 of its proprietary photo management and editing application, Lytro Desktop. In it, they not only squash some bugs from the previous iteration, but also include a handful of new features.

The first new feature is an updated share function that lets you share interactive Lytro images...

Simple trick for easily capturing overhead photographs

 
 

Overhead compositions can make for interesting images. But getting your gear into position for capturing an overhead shot is anything but convenient.

To simplify the process, a Lynda.com video details a clever trick that lets you capture overhead shots with the ease of shooting as you normally do.

The four...

Massive Snapseed 2.0 update includes non-destructive editing, new tools and more

 
 

Google has released a major 2.0 update to its popular mobile photo editing app Snapseed. The update includes a collection of new tools, a non-destructive workflow, additional filters and copy/paste function for easily duplicating custom looks.

One of the new tools included in Snapseed 2.0 is the ability to...

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L Initial Gallery Impressions: We put this ultra-wide zoom to task on the 5D Mk III

Canon's latest L-series offering is their widest zoom lens ever made, so we couldn't wait to take it out for a test-drive as soon as it touched down in our laboratory. Announced in February along with two new members of the storied 5D family of full-frame DSLRs, the 5DS and 5DS R, this constant f/4 11-24mm EF L lens has wide-angle versatility written all over it.

Two and...

LinkedIn acquires Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

 
 

LinkedIn has announced it’s acquired online education platform, Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.

For those of unfamiliar familiar with Lynda.com, it’s an online education platform with an extensive library of video guides and tutorials across hundreds of topics and a handful of languages. Its mission is to help...

New Fotodiox grip turns any RX100 camera into a Hasselblad Stellar lookalike

 
 

It isn’t a secret the last few (non-medium format) cameras from Hasselblad are nothing more than Sony camera bodies with ostentatious facades and ridiculous markups.

Hasselblad’s Stellar in particular stands out, with nothing more than an oversized wooden grip and alternative color choices differentiating it...