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Firmware Friday: Several Blackmagic cameras and Studio Viewfinder get new features and bugfixes


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rather abbreviated one, featuring as it does only four updates from a single manufacturer. This time around it's Blackmagic Design making firmware news, as updates...

Canon G9X II Field Test: Good image quality and strong performance in a pocketable form factor


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A couple of years ago, Canon released the compact, pocketable Canon G9X. Its successor, the Canon G9X Mark II, remains very small and uses the same...

Fujifilm GFX 50S Field Test Part III: A closer look at the GFX 50S’ features and performance


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We've just published our third and final Field Test for the medium format mirrorless Fujifilm GFX 50S camera. In this third hands-on report, we test out the...

On-demand photo editing: New app Mendr plays matchmaker for photographers and editors

 
 

After a year of development, the Android and iOS app Mendr launched in March. Mendr is a very interesting app that matches photographers with retouchers. A user selects one of their photos within the application, chooses the edits that they want done to the image and then sends it out. Photo editors with the app...

ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5: ON1 announces major update to their all-in-one photo editor

 
 

ON1 has announced a major update to ON1 Photo RAW in the form of ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5. The update to the all-in-one photo organizer, editor and RAW processor for macOS and Windows brings numerous new features to the application plus optimization to performance and the overall user experience. The major updates to...

Firmware Friday: Sony fixes overheating, star-eating issues; Leica, Panasonic and Sigma updates too


 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is dominated by Sony, with the company shipping updates that add new features and fix issues with six of its cameras over the last couple of days. A few other companies do get a look in as well, though, with Leica seeking beta testers for new firmware, another couple of...

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Review: Big, burly portrait lens delivers the sharpness even at f/1.4!


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There's really no other way to say it: Sigma keeps delivering hit after hit -- their Global Vision re-working of older lenses, as well as new concoctions, simply continue to be impressive. It therefore comes as no surprise that the updated Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art...

Phase One releases five Capture One Styles Packs for $69 each

 
 

Phase One has announced a series of Styles Packs for their popular post production software Capture One. Applying specific Styles implements multiple image adjustments without affecting key capture parameters like exposure, white balance or levels. Phase One promises that each Style offers plenty of scope – both...

Sony A6500 Review: It’s time for our closing thoughts on this mighty APS-C mirrorless camera!


 
 

Earlier this year, I published the second of two field test reports for the Sony A6500, an impressive sub-frame mirrorless camera that follows surprisingly hot on the heels of the well-received A6300 -- not as a replacement, but as a new flagship sibling. Now, it's time to wrap things up and bring our review...

Have a new lens you love or even an older one you’d like to write about? We’d love to hear about it!

 
 

We live to tell you what we think about gear, but we also love to hear what you think! Most of our readers are like us -- diehards for great gear -- but, unfortunately, there's not enough time in the day for us to get to all the lenses we'd love to review. That's where your thoughts can help us and all the other...

Store your favorite locations with MapAPic for iOS, a convenient, full-featured location scout app

 
 

There are many location apps available for photographers on iOS, but one of the best I’ve seen is MapAPic from Sea to Software. The developer recently updated his app and reached out to me with a code to download and try the app for myself. No other compensation was received for the review below.

Basically,...

IR Podcast: Are you having a hard time picking your first high-quality video camera?

 
 

This week, Jaron and Karaminder discuss Apple's announcements at WWDC17, Serif Affinity Photo's landmark iPad app that brings their fully-powered photo editing software to the tablet, and also discuss the Canon C200 and its place in the market. For the main story, Karaminder goes over his long and arduous process...

Fuji GFX Field Test Part II: Outdoor portraits and video with Fuji’s medium format mirrorless camera


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In our first Fuji GFX 50S Field Test, we looked at the GFX 50S camera body, sensor, performance, autofocus and how it handled as a landscape camera. However, there is a lot more to test with the Fuji GFX, including video and how the camera handles portraiture,...

Halide for iOS Review: An intuitive camera app which offers a lot of control and some neat features

 
 

The built-in camera app on iPhone is fine for many purposes, especially for capturing quick shots. However, it does not offer the user much in the way of control. There are numerous third-party apps which aim to put the photographer in control of their iPhone’s built-in camera in ways the native camera app does...

New sensor created by Sony subsidiary Softkinetic offers industry’s smallest pixel pitch

Sony Corporation announced today that it has developed a new ToF ("Time of Flight")  image sensor with a 10µm pixel pitch, which it calls the industry's smallest. Sony acquired Softkinetic Systems S.A. in 2015, and used its ToF sensor technology in conjuction with Sony's back-illuminated CMOS image sensor technology to achieve the feat.

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Portraiture 3 Review: Imagenomic’s new version of Portraiture is a great portrait plugin for Photoshop

 
 

Introduction

Portraiture 3 is the latest version of Imagenomic's popular plugin. The new version includes many improvements to features, performance and the user interface. I have had a chance to try the plugin for myself and it's certainly an impressive piece of software. 

Key Features and Specs:

  • Precise...

Shutter Release: Video interviews, demystifying medium format and how to easily understand f-stops

 
 

There is a lot of interesting content out there and it’s impossible to see it all. We want to help filter the articles and videos we see around the web and deliver a curated list of interesting news, tutorials and videos for you right here on Imaging Resource. Shutter Release is our ongoing series giving a quick...

Affinity Photo available now on iPad for just $20, promises fully-featured, touch-enabled photo editing

 
 

Affinity Photo is an insanely powerful photo edting application that has pushed against the tide of cloud-based software. Today they announced the availability of Affinity Photo for iPad, and it boasts to being the first fully-featured, professional photo editing tool to arrive on the Apple tablet. Serif,...

Shutter Release: Meyer Optik Görlitz teases new lens project, beautiful 4K storm time lapse and more

 
 

Shutter Release is a running series here on Imaging Resource in which we share with you several interesting articles and videos we find around the web. We give you a quick rundown of the article or sometimes just share a video with you and let the content speak for itself. There is a lot of great content out there...

Apple announces new MacOS, iOS and all new Macs

 
 

Starting off with a rather cheerful take on the apocalypse (which Tim Cook laughed off, saying he was “so glad that really can’t happen”), Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference saw the debut of seven major updates across platforms, including MacOS High Sierra along with new Macs, iOS 11 and a new 10.5-inch...

Beyond the Kit: The best Olympus lenses for pretty much everything

 
 

Okay, so you're not a Canon person, nor a Nikon shooter… No, you've decided against a DSLR altogether, making the move to Micro Four Thirds -- in particular, Olympus cameras. That's pretty cool! Welcome to the world of smaller, lighter cameras and lenses.

Many of us here at IR enjoy shooting with Olympus cameras...

Samyang’s latest is a super-lightweight 35mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens

 
 

Samyang has announced a new lightweight 35mm f/2.8 FE lens that weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length (without the hood and rear cap). Samyang says that despite the small size, their technology has allowed them to maximize performance and features of the lens. According to their product page, the 35mm f/2.8...

Are expensive UV filters better? Do manufacturers lie about transmission? Lensrentals tests 20 UV filters

 
 

Protective filters…a topic we have discussed on numerous occasions. Typically, UV filters come up on Imaging Resource when a new filter is announced or when Lensrentals founder Roger Cicala writes about them. This time it’s the latter as Cicala is talking again about UV filters and this time he and his team have...