Breaking News RSS

This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

What are the advantages of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system?

 
 

On the heels of the trio of camera announcements from Canon this week, the company has released a new video showing off its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The video, while not highly technical, does a good job of...

Sony 100mm f/2.8 STF Field Test: It’s actually f/5.6, shoots like an f/4, yet delivers the smoothest bokeh

 
 

A taste for the finer things in life comes through experience, and the desire to move beyond the traditional mass-market standards. This can apply to fine wines, aged cheeses, fabulous french sauces, works of art...

Canon 5D Mark IV Review Conclusion: Familiar yet refreshed 5D IV is a top-notch professional DSLR

 
 

Canon's 5D-series has been one of its most popular lineup, a true line of workhorse cameras for professionals and experienced enthusiasts covering a variety of multimedia pursuits. With the refreshed Canon 5D Mark...

Sony A6500 Field Test Part II: An evening shoot in Gatlinburg plus videos aplenty


 
 

Late last year, I posted my first Field Test of the Sony A6500, an enthusiast mirrorless camera which pairs plenty of performance with great image quality in a relatively compact design. Since then, I've been kept busy with the holiday season, Consumer Electronics Show and plenty else besides, but I've just...

Intel’s smart drones take to the skies above Houston for Super Bowl LI halftime show

 
 

As a New England native and lifelong Patriots fan, Super Bowl LI was an insane game and very much a tale of two halves. While the Patriots were looking to be well on their way to an embarrassing, deflating defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons, the Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show was a distracting spectacle. In...

Samyang/Rokinon expands their cinematic lens lineup: Xeen 20mm T/1.9 announced

 
 

Samyang/Rokinon launched their XEEN lineup in 2015 and are now expanding it further with a new cinema lens, the XEEN 20mm T/1.9. The 20mm T/1.9 joins their existing XEEN lens lineup, which includes 14mm T/3.1, 16mm T/2.6, 24mm T/1.5, 35mm T/1.5, 50mm T/1.5, 85mm T/1.5 and 135mm T/2.2 optics.

The lens is designed...

Sigma dethrones Zeiss in optical quality

 
 

Three years after releasing their first Art series lens, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, Sigma has wowed lens testers yet again with their new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.

The new portrait prime is large in stature -- weighing nearly 40 ounces (1,132 grams) -- but the weight looks to be worth it because...

Reader Stories: The Hike of a Lifetime – Lower Calf Creek in the Grand-Staircase Escalante

 
 

By IR reader Mark Seawell

Utah. My wife and I have been living in the northern part of the state since the summer of 2014 after serving overseas with the Air Force for over two decades. We didn't really know what to expect but what we found was beyond our imagination!

What we discovered was this truth: If you...

RAISR sharp: Google uses machine learning to create high-resolution images from low-resolution sources

 
 

We missed Google RAISR back when the company showed it off last November, but Amateur Photographer covered it recently and it’s worth discussing.

RAISR, which stands for Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution, utilizes machine learning to sharpen low-resolution images. Google claims that not only are the...

Fuji launching professional services in Europe, rumors pointing toward a USA launch as well

 
 

It appears inevitable that Fujifilm will be launching Fujifilm Professional Services alongside the GFX 50S. Fujifilm has officially announced a new Professional Service for Europe already and rumors are suggesting a similar service will launch in the USA.

The European launch will be “dedicated to the needs of...

Firmware Friday: The Leica M10 looks set to get a bug-squashing update imminently


 
 

Our Firmware Friday update this week is going to be a rather brief one, as we're not actually aware of any new updates that have landed in the last week. (If you've spotted one, sound off in the comments below and let us know!)

What we do have news to report upon, though, is a new update for the Leica M10...

Digitizing analog images: Considerations and advice for how to make scans without breaking the bank

 
 

Many photographers still enjoy the thrill of shooting film, but it's important to be able to digitize your analog images not only to preserve them, but to be able to quickly share them. There are numerous methods you can utilize to make your film photos into digital files and Torsten Kathke has written an excellent...

Snapseed adds curves, Instagram potentially adding the abilty to publish multiple photos in single posts

 
 

Many mobile photographers rely heavily on Snapseed and Instagram for image editing and social media and both apps have received interesting updates. Snapseed has added curves, a tool which has been highly requested by on-the-go photographers. You can utilize curves to easily adjust shadows, midtones and highlights...

High-level shakeup: Hasselblad appoints interim CEO, Leica’s CEO leaving in August

 
 

After helming Hasselblad for the launches of their H6D and new mirrorless medium format X1D cameras, CEO Perry Oosting has stepped down from his role, returning to his previous place on the Swedish company’s Supervisory Board.

The board released the following statement, "We would like to thank Mr. Perry Oosting...

Canon 5D Mark IV Field Test Part II: Exploring performance with basketball, ice skating and more

 
 

We're back with more Canon 5D Mark IV review content! Rather than having the same person do a full Field Test on the camera, we've changed things up a bit, boxing up the gear and sending it north to our trusty NYC-based writer and photographer, Eamon Hickey. In his just-published 5D Mark IV Field Test Part II,...

Panasonic GX850 First Shots: The large-sensored camera with the small footprint hits our lab

 
 

Still labeled with the "GF" naming convention in other parts of the world, the sleek and svelte Panasonic GX850 aligns its reputation in the US market with cameras like the mid-grade GX85, which won the Best Intermediate Mirrorless category in our 2016 Camera of the Year awards. That camera was Panasonic's first...

Thrifty Thursday: Deals on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, a carbon fiber tripod and Profoto lighting

 
 

After a long hiatus, we are back for another edition of Thrifty Thursday. This week we have a variety of deals to highlight for you, including some on Sony cameras, a tripod and head combo and a nice bonus if you’re in the market for high-end lighting equipment.

Sony Savings and a Trade-in Deal
There are great...

Canon zoom teardown: LensRentals takes apart new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens

 
 

Who doesn't love a good teardown of camera gear? LensRentals has published a teardown of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens, complete with many photos and details of its inner workings.

An aspect of the new 70-300mm lens which makes it interesting is its Nano USM focusing motor. The Nano Ultrasonic Motor...

Analog photographers feeling jolly: Vintage-style camera built out of cardboard and recycled paper

 
 

A camera “as dangerous to the environment as a banana peel.” That’s how a Ukrainian startup refers to its new Jollylook camera. Jollylook is a vintage-style folding camera which uses Fuji Instax Mini instant film and is made of recycled paper and cardboard.

When folded down, the camera is 3.35 x 5 x 1.89 inches...

NASA offers best look ever at Saturn’s rings, resolving detail as small as 0.3 miles

 
 

Just last week NASA offered us an incredibly high-resolution view of Earth using their new weather satellites. NASA has set their sights further away with the NASA Cassini spacecraft. The spacecraft has captured the highest resolution photos of Saturn's rings to date.

Cassini is in its "ring-grazing" orbital...

Protecting and preserving your photos: Improve your digital asset management with these excellent tips

 
 

As photographers, we are often focused on capturing the best possible images. However, just as important as taking great photos is making sure that the image files are safe and protected. It doesn’t matter how great images are if the files are lost. The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) created a...

Hard and soft light made easy: Learning how to create and use hard and soft light

 
 

While educator Curtis Judd focuses on teaching techniques for improving video and sound, his videos are often useful for photographers as well, especially his work on lighting. In a recent video, he discusses the differences between hard light and soft light.

While it exists on a spectrum, how can you best tell...

How far we have come: Apple’s latest campaign showcases low-light capabilities of iPhone 7 camera

 
 

On November 5, 2016, Apple enlisted a group of photographers to head out and capture photos from sunset to sunrise to help showcase the low-light capabilities of the iPhone 7’s new camera. This marketing campaign, “One Night on iPhone 7,” is now on display in 25 countries as of January 30, 2017.

The photographers...