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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS: Initial Impressions and real world images from the longest-zooming FE lens

 
 

At long last, 300mm zoom reach is now available for Sony FE shooters around the world in the form of the Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS f/4.5-5.6 lens. We're in the middle of our full technical review of this lens for you...

Pentax K-3 II Field Test Part II: Our enthusiast flagship head-to-head looks at low light, AF tracking and more

 
 

Some months back, I kicked off my review of the Pentax K-3 II with a daytime shoot in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, including an in-depth look at its clever detail-boosting Pixel Shift Resolution function. At...

Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review: Lightweight both in size and on your budget

 
 

Debuting ahead of 2014's photokina tradeshow, the diminutive Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 is the perfect companion to the appropriately tony GM1 and GM5 mirrorless cameras and their similarly compact 12-32mm...

Big Brother, tiny camera: Sony patent app hints at frightening future of wearable photography


 
 

If you thought Google Glass was frightening, you may want to don your peril-sensitive sunglasses for this story: The Thought Police may soon get to take another step along the road from the pages of George...

Leica by name, Sunny by nature: The company behind the Huawei P9’s clever dual camera revealed


 
 

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, a very interesting duo of flagship smartphones which feature not just one, but two Leica-branded lenses on their rear faces. Today, we learn another interesting fact about the pair: The identity of the company behind manufacture of these...

ALLie 360-degree spherical panoramic camera promises all-encompassing video, all of the time


 
 

The age of immersive video is finally upon us, with cameras like the Ricoh Theta S and Nikon KeyMission 360 offering extremely affordable spherical panoramic video at the entry-level end of the market, while more sophisticated devices like the Orah 4i provide even greater video quality for professional use....

Beauty in simplicity: Behind the scenes glimpse at “nomadic” light-painting project

Canadian photographer and visual artist Eric Paré is known for his light painting photography, which has been covered by a wide variety of media outlets in the past. (We pointed readers towards his LightSpin documentary a couple of years ago.)

Of his latest project, Signs of Light, Paré says "When comes the night, it's time to animate the...

Tales of human struggle and survival: 2016 Pulitzer winners call attention to conflict around the globe

Breaking news: The winners for the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes have just been announced, including three awards for photography!

Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks, and Daniel Etter of The New York Times have been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for their work in Breaking News Photography. Their winning coverage of the European refugee...

Devastating earthquake hits Japan: Sony factories closed, Fujifilm helps affected customers

Two earthquakes hit the Kumamoto area in southwestern Japan last week. These deadly quakes have taken the lives of at least 41 people, and have caused extensive damage to the important manufacturing region.

A Sony image sensor factory in Kumamoto was evacuated as a precaution following the first earthquake, but a second quake hit and has...

Someone finally flew their drone into an airplane, hopefully not ruining drones for everyone else

Last week, we reported on a drone flying through an office window. Yesterday something much more dangerous happened when a drone collided with an airplane at London's Heathrow Airport.

While approaching Heathrow Airport, a British Airways pilot of an Airbus A320 from Geneva to London reported that the plane had collided with a drone....

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro: The award-winning wide angle MFT zoom takes a well-deserved victory lap

 
 

Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Priority...

I made brief mention of the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro in my Field Test for the E-M10 II, and of course we've long since given it a full technical review, but I've been wanting to circle back and shine a more direct spotlight on this lens in its...

Firmware Friday: Major update for Leica SL (Typ 601); Canon hones its pro video gear / reference displays


 
 

For the second week in a row, Leica makes the big news in this week's Firmware Friday roundup. Last time around, it was the Leica S (Typ 007) that was showered with love; this week it's the Leica SL (Typ 601). And we also have news to report on a whole raft of cinema camera, camcorder and reference display...

Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens Review: Fuji’s top-tier mid-range zoom offers premium performance for a price

 
 

Announced back in January of this year, the Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 lens is the latest addition to Fuji's wide-to-normal zoom lenses, and one that takes the crown as their top-tier lens for this focal length range. This professional-level lens sits over not only the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS kits lens but also...

Move over Daguerre: William Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer and gifted photographer on exhibit

It might be difficult to imagine, but photography was at one time a field occupied almost entirely by scientists. In the mid-19th century, one of these scientists, William Henry Fox Talbot, invented a process which would shape photography for well over a century, the negative-positive process.

Unlike some of his contemporaries, Fox Talbot...

Close to the water’s edge: Capturing and processing coastal landscapes with an A6000

 
 

Hawaiian photographer Raiatea Arcuri has published a tutorial on shooting and processing seascape photography. In this video, he covers his equipment (a Sony A6000 and Rokinon 12mm lens), what he does in the field, and his post-processing techniques.

Getting close -- perhaps even in the water -- is important,...

Get an intro to aerial photography on the cheap with Birdie, the throwable parachute for your GoPro


 
 

Want to get an introduction to aerial photography, but don't feel like spending hundreds of dollars for a camera-equipped drone or a throwable camera like the Bounce ExplorerSquito or Panono? A new crowdfunding campaign over on IndieGoGo promises just that, and comes with a pricetag of just US$35.

Of...

Fly like a pro: Award-winning photographer Chase Jarvis shares his top five travel tips


 
 

Is there some air travel in your future, or are you hoping to plan a trip soon and get some great photos in a new location? If so, stop packing your bags for just a moment, because Chase Jarvis would like a word with you! A professional photographer and entrepreneur who travels extensively to shoot for...

Reflecting from 10,000 feet: Vincent Laforet on aerial photography and capturing intimate shots from above

 
 

Photographer Vincent Laforet recently sat down with B&H for their B&H Prospectives series to discuss aerial photography.

The New York City / Los Angeles-based photographer was asked last year to illustrate an article for Men's Health magazine and he asked them if he could shoot aerial images for the article....

Fast and super wide, the new autofocus Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 E-mount lens is coming soon

In news that should excite Sony E-mount photographers who have been looking for an autofocus super wide-angle lens, Zeiss has launched a new 18mm f/2.8 E-mount Batis lens. Compatible with Sony's full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, the new Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens is an ideal choice for landscape, astrophotography, and architectural...

Collaborative photo app, Hippo Pics, lets others edit your photos

 
 

Note: An earlier version of this article referred to HippoPics as the world's first collaborative photography app. This is not true, as PicsArt (and possibly other applications) have offered collaborative functionality before the launch of Hippo Pics.

Photographer Ellie Pritts has now created what she refers to...

Arctique: Vincent Munier captures beautiful imagery of Arctic wildlife

French wildlife photographer Vincent Munier has released a video promoting his new book, Arctique. This video is full of amazing imagery from Munier's work in the Arctic and was recently picked up by National Geographic for their Short Film Showcase, which selects videos to share from filmmakers all over the world.

In Munier's video below,...

Lomography pays homage to Daguerre and Chevalier with Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens


 
 

It seems to be the week for interesting lenses. No sooner have we told you about the affordable, Petzval-esque Lensbaby Twist 60 than we stumbled upon another very cool optic. This time around, it's a resurrection -- in spirit, at least -- of one of the first photographic lenses, created in 1839 by Charles...

40x optical zoom in your pocket, but how’s the I.Q.? Canon SX720 First Shots posted

 
 

We crave generous zoom range in a small package, and why not… it's tantalizing! There's power in that long zoom range, versatility, and so many shot possibilities open up to you. And if it comes in a package you can easily fit in a vest pocket or small purse, hey, all the better! This is what the 40x Canon SX720...

Begone, reflections: Zeiss explains the science behind its famous T* coating technology

 
 

Just about every modern lens has something in common: The use of anti-reflective coatings which allow the complex, element-rich optical formulae we take for granted today. Perhaps the key pioneer in the field was Ukranian physicist Alexander Smakula, who invented the first interference-based anti-reflective...