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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Panasonic GF7 Field Test Part I: Big on features, not on bulk

 
 

The Panasonic GF7 offers many of the same expansive features as its higher-end, pricier Lumix siblings, but instead, gives consumers an easy to use, very lightweight, yet very complete compact system camera at an...

Keep your grubby finger(prints) off my Leica! Yours, for just $74,500!

As part of Leica’s ‘100 Years of Leica Photography’ celebration, it released limited edition and very exclusive Leica M Set Edition ‘Leica 100’ sets, of which 101 were made with edition numbers ranging from 1914–2014.

What Leica didn’t tell...

Primes for the People: Tamron throws down the gauntlet with two sharp, sweet, affordable primes!

 
 

(UPDATE: B&H pre-order links added.)

Tamron is probably best known as a manufacturer of zoom lenses, although they do have a few primes in their lineup, including their classic 90mm F/2.8 macro. 

This may be...

Researchers developing LED ‘license plates’ to help keep rogue drones out of the sky

Dangerous drone usage is on the rise faster than ever. So far this year over 650 incident reports already filed to the FAA; almost triple that of the incidents reported through the same time last year.

One of the biggest problems with curbing the reckless flight of drones is the inability for the operators to be held liable. After all, it’s...

Sony RX10 II Field Test: The faster, better enthusiast long-zoom gets a real-world workout in Portland, OR


 
 

The Sony RX10 II has some mighty big shoes to fill. Following in the footsteps of the original RX10 -- the camera which single-handedly created the large-sensor, long-zoom category, and which took the Best Enthusiast Zoom prize in our 2013 Camera of the Year awards -- the RX10 II keeps the same basic design...

Apple adds support for 6 new cameras in its latest Digital Camera RAW update

Apple has released the latest version of Digital Camera RAW for OS X Yosemite, adding support for half a dozen cameras.

The 6.06 update now supports RAW photos from the following cameras:

iFixit tears down Sony’s 42MP a7R II revealing its impressive interiors

Sony’s a7R II is one of the most impressive cameras we’ve come across recently; and with good reason — it packs a lot of punch in a little design. Just what exactly is inside of that black little frame, though?

Per standard procedure, iFixit has gotten their hands on a production sample of the a7R II and for the enjoyment of all gear heads...

Sony Q&A: Now that 4K’s a done deal, what’s the next big thing?


 
 

We had the opportunity to sit down recently with the President and Chief Operating Officer, Deputy President and Deputy Vice President of Sony Electronics, all of whom are instrumental in developing and executing Sony's strategy for imaging products in the US. We more often speak with engineers and product...

Is a client demanding too much? Here’s how to tell them ‘NO’

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography is back again. This time he’s here to address an important question every photographer will come across at one point in their career; ‘How Do I Say No?’

Long after contracts have been signed and a price agreed upon, there are times when clients try to demand more than initially agreed upon. It’s at those...

MIT researchers have developed a camera that will never overexpose an image

Imagine a camera that could never overexpose an photograph. Now stop imagining and get ready, because a team of researchers at MIT believe they have developed a new technology that will ensure an image is never over-exposed.

In a paper presented earlier this year at the International Conference on Computational Photography, the MIT Media Lab...

Fuji X-A2 Field Test Part I: A nice entry into the Fuji X-series family

 
 

Reviewer Eamon Hickey's been spending some quality time with Fujifilm's latest entry-level X-series camera, the updated X-A2. He's brought back his Part I installment of his detailed X-A2 Field Test, and so far, he seems quite smitten with the compact ILC. 

In his Part I report, Eamon walks us through his...

Nikon P900 review: We post our conclusion and wrap up this 2000mm superzoom monster!

 
 

When the Nikon P600 was unveiled in early 2014, it sported the farthest-reaching available zoom length at that time for a fixed lens camera at 1440mm (in 35mm terms). It also ended up taking top honors in our Best Superzoom of 2014 competition. So when Nikon announced the P900 in early 2015, promising a whopping...

Learning the 3 basic principles of light

No matter how you’re lighting your photographs, there are certain traits, or principles, of light that will ultimately determine the aesthetic of your photograph.

In photography, there are three main principles: instensity/quantity of light, direction of light, and quality of light.

In the below video, a segment from a CreativeLive...

Remotely fire your smartphone’s shutter with these two analogue-inspired Bluetooth triggers

If you’re looking for a cute and clever way of remotely triggering your smartphone’s camera, gadget-maker Gizumon has two little Bluetooth devices just for you.

The first one is a Bluetooth remote shutter shaped like a 135 film canister. The second is another Bluetooth remote trigger designed to look like a classic twins-lens reflex camera,...

Your telephoto lens could potentially save your life with this little trick

It might not be what you purchased your $2,000 70–200mm f/2.8 lens for, but in an emergency situation did you know can use your telephoto lens as a means to start a fire?

In The Modern Man’s Guide to Life, the authors note that in a pinch you could use your lens as a magnifying glass of sorts to focus sunlight onto a pile of tinder in hopes...

WOW - Crazy deals on Canon cameras and printers; only two more days!

If you’ve been in the market for Canon gear, particularly printers, B&H is offering a number of bundles and special offers in honor of Photoshop World 2015.

Now through midnight on Sunday, August 16th, you can pick up a number of DSLR and printer bundles, with rebates, saving upwards of $1750. One of the most impressive deals is a Canon...

Firmware Friday: Nikon P900, Panasonic FZ1000 and Fuji X-T10 among eight camera, lens updates


 
 

Firmware Friday is back once more, and this week it's an action-packed roundup. No less than seven different cameras have received new firmware since our last update, and there's a third-party lens model for Micro Four Thirds cameras on the list with new firmware as well. Let's dive right in!

We'll start...

PixBuf wants to be Google Analytics for your photography network

Earlier this year, we shared with you PixBuf, an online platform that helps you simplify the process of sharing your images across multiple social networks, most notably Facebook, Flickr, 500px and Twitter.

Towards the end of the article we mentioned PixBuf would soon be releasing a built-in analytics tool to help you get an overview of how...

You can fly, just not too high: FAA report says reckless drone use is on the rise faster than ever

It’s official, at least according to the FAA; drones are becoming more of a problem than ever before, endangering roughly three times as many aircraft this year than the year before.

According to a new report released by the FAA, pilots have reported over 650 close encounters with drones through August 9th of this year, a massive increase...

Sony A7R II First Shots: How does the high-res monster perform as the ISO climbs?

 
 

After Mike Tomkins had spent some time with the new Sony A7R II out in the real world, we received our review sample of the A7R II earlier today and sent it straight down into our lab for testing. We've now published our standard First Shots set of lab test images from this higher-resolution, higher-ISO-shooting...

Canon 5DS R Field Test Part I: Big sensor, big resolution, big responsibility

 
 

After posting up a big selection of real-world gallery photos, I've finally been able to write up my daytime experience shooting with the new 50.6-megapixel Canon 5DS R. In Part I of my Canon 5DS R Field Test, I primarily focused on the design and ergonomics -- spoiler alert, it's basically a 5D Mark III in basic...

For the photographer who has (shoots) everything, somewhere to put it: 15TB in your pocket coming from Samsung

In its ongoing mission to push the limits of storage capacity, Samsung has announced it’s developed the PM1633a, a 15.36TB SSD said to be the world’s highest-capacity solid state drive.

Samsung says the secret to cramming so much capacity in such a small package is its new 256Gbit (32GB) NAND flash die, which is twice the capacity of most...

Canon fan with a Leica budget? Here’s your $7,500 golden camera!

What do you do when you have a $7,500 budget, a passion for photography, a love for gold, and a desire for a custom-designed pendant of your favorite camera setup?

Well, if you’re Jay, owner of 1st Impression Studio, you reach out to Ben Baller and James Her of IF & Co., a family-operated jewelry studio based out of Los Angeles to create a...