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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sony A99 II Review: Full-frame A-mount camera delivers great images, impressive speed


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The Sony A99 II is the company’s latest full-frame SLT camera, and the first since the original A99 in 2012. We have now wrapped up our Sony A99 II review, so...

Thrifty Thursday: Panasonic GH5 with gift card, lots of Canon deals and much more

 
 

Thrifty Thursday is back to save you money! Let’s get right into it as we have a wide variety of deals to share with you.

Panasonic GH5 filmmaking kit with free $100 gift card

You can preorder the brand-new...

Immersive journalism: CNN launches CNNVR, new virtual reality platform

 
 

Journalism is changing quickly. News stalwart CNN has joined the virtual reality fray in full force with the official launch of CNNVR, their new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform.

CNN’s global team will cover events in 360 video from their news outlets in New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong,...

Panasonic LX10 Review: Our final word on the fast, full-featured premium compact with 1-inch sensor

 
 

The Panasonic LX10 joined the premium compact camera market this past November, and we have just wrapped up our review of this new 1-inch-type sensor camera. The LX10 pairs a 20.1-megapixel 1"-type CMOS sensor with a built-in 24-72mm equivalent lens that has a very fast f/1.4 maximum aperture at 24mm.

During our...

Cutting through the noise: What is the best noise reduction software available?

 
 

Amateur Photographer looked at five noise reduction software options available on the market today and rated each one. Which one did the best, which did the worst?

For many photographers, the improved high ISO performance of their cameras has been one of the biggest changes in camera technology over the past few...

Adobe updates ACR and Lightroom, addresses minor bugs

 
 

Today Adobe has released Lightroom CC 2015.9 and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 9.9, which introduces additional camera raw support, lens profile support and a few bug fixes. Adobe Lightroom and ACR both received 13 new camera profiles, including new cameras from Panasonic (such as the GH5) and the Leica M10:

  • Canon...

Land Rover launches drone-equipped Discovery SUV for the Red Cross

 
 

It’s not often that something relevant to Imaging Resource readers gets announced at the Geneva Motor Show, but for drone-obsessed readers, that’s just what happened when Land Rover announced a drone-equipped “Project Hero” Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross.

The Project Hero is dubbed an...

Cinetics launches pro-level multi-axis motion control for timelapse and video


 
 

Cinetics, the company that brought you the gorillapod on wheels, has announced their latest motion control device: the Lynx. Stepping up the tech that they put into their Axis360 system, the Lynx is their advanced, premium offering that should appeal to the professional timelapser and videographer. The motor...

In making photography accessible to all, photography inadvertently killed itself


 
 

I know that as I write this, that this is a touchy subject already. I also know that to refer to all the moving parts that make up this industry as one blanket "photography" is hardly fair, but there is a point to be made, so bear with me. There are very good arguments on both sides of the aisle that will...

10 obscure Photoshop features you might not have known about and how to use them

 
 

While many photographers are proficient Photoshop users, very few can claim to be masters of the software, as it offers many intricacies and hidden features. Photoshop is a very powerful and versatile tool, there are often multiple paths to the same end goal when working on your images. Just because you have a...

Iridient Digital releases Developer 3.1.4 and X-Transformer beta 3

 
 

Iridient Digital announced today updates to its core software packages, Iridient Developer and Iridient X-Transformer. Iridient X-Transformer is now available for macOS and brings support for all the latest Fujifilm (GFX 50S, X-T20 and X100F) models in addition to fixing all known bugs and other improvements to...

Fuji GFX First Shots: The best lab images we’ve ever seen

 
 

Our Fuji GFX is back Stateside and, as expected, we wasted no time getting this new medium format camera into our lab. We now have our classic First Shots series of laboratory test images ready for pixel-peeping as well as comparing in our Comparometer. We've also put together a few 1:1 crop comparisons, pitting...

Blackmagic’s new URSA Mini Pro features an interchangeable lens mount and 4.6K sensor


 
 

Blackmagic has announced the URSA Mini Pro, featuring a 4.6K Super 35mm sensor, an interchangeable lens mount that allows it to be customized to fit in any environment. Among the camera's many amenities are three built-in ND filters, and a host of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it very...

Understanding light falloff: Applying the inverse square law of light to your portrait photography

 
 

Premier portrait photographer Peter Hurley, whom we have covered before, made a four and a half hour tutorial for Fstoppers, “Illuminating the Face.” This tutorial costs $300, but Fstoppers has released a 15-minute excerpt from the tutorial about understanding the inverse square law.

We have discussed the inverse...

Do you want a motorized camera slider without the large expense? Build your own for $75

 
 

There are many motorized slider options available, but they can be very pricey. For photographers who want the advantages of a motorized slider but don’t want to shell out big bucks, a little DIY knowledge, some supplies and about US$75 is all you need.

What do you need to make your very own motorized slider? A...

Canon Q&A @ CP+ 2017: Canon’s enthusiast mirrorless aspirations, the future of 4K and more


 
 

Photography giant Canon is always big news at the annual CP+ tradeshow in its native Japan. Our founder and publisher Dave Etchells is at the show, and had the opportunity to discuss a number of topics with Canon executives at CP+ 2017. Representing Canon were Go Tokura, Executive Officer and Chief Executive...

From over 200,000 images, World Photo Organization shares Sony World Photography Awards 2017 shortlist

 
 

Sony and the World Photography Organization have announced the shortlist for the 2017 edition of the prestigious and massive Sony World Photography Awards.

In total, there were 227,596 images submitted to the latest Sony World Photography Awards competition with 49 countries represented on the international...

Hasselblad announces new 120mm f/3.5 lens for the X1D, teases three more over the next 12 months

 
 

Hasselblad has continued to put effort behind their mirrorless medium format camera, the X1D, by announcing a lens lineup that continues through the next twelve months. The first lens announced, and the one that will be most immediately available, is the 120mm f/3.5 macro, a lens Hasselblad says, "brings together...

Panasonic FZ80 Field Test: Superzoom camera is a super value with 4K video recording and 60x zoom

 
 

In 2013, Panasonic unveiled the FZ70 superzoom all-in-one camera, which made waves with its 20-1200mm equivalent zoom lens. Now in 2017, the FZ70 finally has its successor, the Panasonic FZ80, which pairs the same lens with a new image sensor, image processor and many new features, including 4K UHD video recording...

Speed Test: Which of the top six portfolio websites is the fastest?


 
 

When starting your photo/video business, one of the very first steps (pretty much right after you decide on a business name) is buying a domain and building a website. The thing is, there are a great many options photographers have when deciding to build a website, with the basic reason for choosing any one...

Publishing to WordPress made simpler with new Imagely Lightroom plugin

 
 

WordPress a very popular content management system used by many photographers and Imagely helps many shutterbugs put their best online foot forward by offering WordPress themes, plugins and websites, including their NextGEN Gallery plugin.

For photographers who utilize NextGEN Gallery and use Lightroom for...

Toshiba TransferJet: Like NFC but way, way faster to get your media off your camera

 
 

Lots and lots of new cameras nowadays offer some form of wireless connectivity, be it in full-on Wi-Fi, NFC or Bluetooth Low Energy, or all of the above. Each wireless protocol has its pros and cons; some are clunky to setup, others have slow transfer rates, etc. But what do you do if your camera doesn't have any...