IR Photo News

Firmware Friday: Catching up on news from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony Featured Story
05/18, 22:31 EDT Firmware Friday has been on a brief hiatus the last couple of weeks, but it returns in style this week with news from almost all of the main players in the camera market. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony... (more)

Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Lens Review: Minor refreshes create an even better standard zoom lens Featured Story
05/17, 12:18 EDT Click here to read our Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Review Announced back at CES 2017, the second-generation version of Panasonic's versatile 24-70mm-eq. f/2.8 zoom lens is, admittedly, a minor refresh to an already-great zoom lens.... (more)

Editing 5 images from start to finish in Capture One Pro
05/19, 07:00 EDT Capture One Pro is a very powerful photo editor. In the video below, David and Alex from the Capture One team go through five images from start-to-finish, showing off many different techniques and tools within the software. The video is great if... (more)

Firmware Friday: Catching up on news from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony Featured Story
05/18, 22:31 EDT Firmware Friday has been on a brief hiatus the last couple of weeks, but it returns in style this week with news from almost all of the main players in the camera market. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony are all... (more)

Are you using your camera wrong? 7 ways you might be and how to fix your mistakes
05/18, 14:00 EDT B&H certainly knows a thing or two about cameras, being one of the largest camera retailers out there, and that means they also know a lot about how people use their cameras. B&H has outlined seven common ways people incorrectly use their cameras in... (more)

Ted Forbes and Kevin Raber discuss mirrorless technology, photography and breaking rules
05/18, 11:00 EDT Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography recently sat down with Kevin Raber of The Luminous Landscape at a recent Sony event to discuss photography. The discussion covers a wide range of topics. When you put two great photographic minds together at... (more)

Creating better black and white images in Adobe Lightroom with Sony Artisan Chris Orwig
05/17, 14:00 EDT Like many of us, Sony Artisan Chris Orwig enjoys a good black and white image. As popular and common as black and white images are, there are a lot of different approaches and workflows for black and white conversions. You can use a wide array of... (more)

Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Lens Review: Minor refreshes create an even better standard zoom lens Featured Story
05/17, 12:18 EDT Click here to read our Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Review Announced back at CES 2017, the second-generation version of Panasonic's versatile 24-70mm-eq. f/2.8 zoom lens is, admittedly, a minor refresh to an already-great zoom lens. Despite that,... (more)

Fujifilm launches new X/GFX website, showing off great photos, helpful tips and the latest Fujifilm news
05/16, 16:00 EDT To help create a community of X and GFX photographers, Fujifilm has announced the launch of a new website, Fujifilm X/GFX, and an accompanying app for iOS and Android users. The new website not only includes an interesting "gear chooser" feature,... (more)

Everyone takes bad photos: Don’t fear failure because even the best photographers still mess up
05/16, 14:00 EDT In today's world of social media and sharing photos, it can be easy to think that your favorite photographers only take awesome photos. After all, if you're following talented photographers, you only see great shot after great shot on Instagram.... (more)

The ultimate video guide to predicting, planning, shooting and processing northern lights photos
05/16, 11:00 EDT There's something particularly special about aurora photography. How else can you explain photographers heading out in the middle of the night just for a typically small chance at photographing the brilliant natural phenomenon? Even if you are... (more)

Improving your compositions using framing and leading lines
05/15, 12:00 EDT Photographer Andrew Marr is in Augusta, Australia and has been trying his hand at photographing the Leeuwin Lighthouse. The situation offered Marr the opportunity to work on utilizing foreground elements to frame his subject and feature leading... (more)

Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: How to use a neutral density filter
05/15, 07:30 EDT Some filter effects can be replicated via Photoshop, such as a graduated neutral density filter used to darken the sky in an image. However, some physical filters cannot be replaced, including a polarizing filter and a solid neutral density filter.... (more)

Fujifilm goes square and stylish with new analog Instax Square SQ6
05/14, 22:00 EDT Fujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6, the world's first square format analog Instax camera. Of the new Square SQ6, Fujifilm North America's Imaging Division President Manny Almeida says, "We are very excited to bring our first square format... (more)

Persistence in photography: How Nigel Danson chased the perfect flower photo
05/14, 15:00 EDT Sometimes the largest part of photographic success is persistence. For photographer Nigel Danson, he has spent the last week trying to capture a spring bluebell photo. It may seem a simple shot, but when you have a specific idea for lighting,... (more)

Sony @ CP+: A.I. is the future of mirrorless cameras; only we have the technology to drive market growth
05/14, 14:58 EDT Earlier this year, IR founder and publisher Dave Etchells and senior editor William Brawley attended the CP+ tradeshow in Japan, where they were fortunate to be able to meet with executives from many of the most significant companies in the... (more)

For Thomas Heaton, visiting Torres del Paine National Park in Chile was a photographic dream come true
05/14, 12:00 EDT Photographer Thomas Heaton has been to a lot of amazing places to shoot photos, but one place he has never been despite having dreamed of going for many years is Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Finally, he has been able to make the trip and... (more)

9 easy-to-find portrait locations in under 2 minutes
05/14, 09:29 EDT If you don't have a studio, or even if you do, you will likely spend a lot of time searching out great locations to shoot outdoor portraiture. The perfect location for a specific context is not always easy to find, but the video below from Mango... (more)

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro Lens Review: The best wide-angle prime for Micro Four Thirds
05/11, 16:55 EDT Click here to read our Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro Lens Review Having earned the top spot as our Best Wide Angle Prime of 2017 in our annual Lens of the Year awards, we've now finalized our lab testing of the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro lens. This 35mm-eq.... (more)

Sigma announces availability and pricing of its upcoming 70mm f/2.8 Art Macro lens
05/11, 09:59 EDT Sigma has announced availability and pricing for its upcoming 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art lens, the first macro prime lens in its ever-growing “Art” series of high-end lenses. The lens will be available in Canon, Sigma and Sony E-mount versions and... (more)

Panasonic introduces new rugged compact camera, the TS7, capable of shooting underwater at 102 feet
05/11, 04:59 EDT Click here to read our Panasonic TS7 Preview In 2015, Panasonic released the TS6, which featured a 16-megapixel sensor but lacked the 4K video features of numerous Panasonic cameras at the time. Now, Panasonic has announced the TS7, which not only... (more)

Calibrating every device in your workflow and ensure color and print consistency
05/10, 11:00 EDT Have you ever printed an image and found that it looked much different than it did on your computer monitor? Prints being too dark or having slightly "off" colors is a very common issue for photographers. By utilizing color calibration, you can... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Canon T7i Review
image of the Canon EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $699
Though not a huge technological jump from its predecessor, the T7i continues Canon's tradition of making reliable, easy-to-use, consumer-friendly DSLRs for the masses. Pairing an updated 24MP sensor with a faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Rebel T7i offers higher dynamic range, better high ISO performance and improved buffers over the T6i. Add in a 45-point AF system, Canon's excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF, plus new Bluetooth connectivity, and the affordable Canon T7i has a lot to offer for an entry-level DSLR. On the other hand, the T7i shares a lot with the 77D, which has more features for a minimal difference in price. Consumers at least have a choice, though the T7i, on its own, is a competent entry-level DSLR. For all the details, read our Canon T7i Review!


Fujifilm X-E3 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-E3 digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $899
The Fuji X-E3 is a stylish and easy to use APS-C mirrorless camera. It's a big improvement over its predecessors in many ways, including its excellent, higher-res, 24-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro chip for impressive overall performance and 4K video capabilities. The Fujifilm X-E3 also maintains its iconic rangefinder-style design but improves upon it with new controls and a touchscreen. This compact yet versatile interchangeable lens camera is a great value, and despite a few shortcomings, a capable camera all around. Read more in our Fuji X-E3 Review!


Canon SL2 Review
image of the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D) digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $549
Canon's compact "mini DSLR" gains some much-needed upgrades. With a higher-res 24MP APS-C sensor, Dual Pixel AF, a faster DIGIC 7 processor as well as improved ergonomics, a vari-angle touchscreen and wireless connectivity, the Rebel SL2 offers better image quality and a better shooting experience than the original SL1. Compared to leading rivals, both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, the Canon SL2 lags behind in both image quality performance and popular features like 4K video. But for those who want a fairly full-featured DSLR that's still extremely small, easy to operate and easy on the wallet, the Canon Rebel SL2 has a lot to offer. Read all about it in our in-depth Canon SL2 Review!


Canon 77D Review
image of the Canon EOS 77D digital camera
24.2mp | 7.5x | $649
With an updated 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Canon 77D is the successor to the Rebel T6s, despite the change in naming, and stacks up to be Canon's top-of-the-line entry-level DSLR. As expected, overall image quality is very good, with nice detail, pleasing color and improved dynamic range, though default JPEG processing has room for improvement. The Canon 77D also features an upgraded 45-point AF system as well as Dual Pixel CMOS AF, plus faster burst shooting and a much bigger RAW buffer. Like its predecessor, the 77D combines the ease-of-use of an entry-level DSLR with more advanced controls typically seen on higher-end models. It's a versatile DSLR for those looking to go beyond a basic DSLR yet don't want to break the bank. Read more in our in-depth Canon 77D Review!


Panasonic GX850 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 digital camera
16.0mp | 2.7x | $548
The Panasonic GX850 continues in the tradition of the GF series of Lumix cameras, one of Panasonic's longest-running Micro Four Thirds model lines. The GX850 uses an improved 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which ditches an optical low-pass filter. This results in sharp, detailed images across a wide range of ISO speeds. Further, the camera includes 4K video recording, up to 10 frames per second continuous shooting and much more. The GX850 is a compact, sleek and capable entry-level camera that is a great value at US$550 with a kit lens. Read our Panasonic GX850 Review to see if this is the compact mirrorless camera for you!


Nikon D850 Review
image of the Nikon D850 digital camera
45.7mp | $3,297
The D850 is easily Nikon's most versatile DSLR to date. Packing an all-new 45MP sensor and fast EXPEED 5 image processor into a familiar yet improved weather-sealed body, the D850 is comfortable, highly customizable and is pretty much able to photograph whatever you want to throw at it. It offers outstanding resolution and dynamic range as well as superb high ISO performance, plus the fast processor and 153-pt AF sensor from the D5 give the Nikon D850 enough horsepower to easily capture all but the most demanding sports and action subjects. And while video/live-view is still hampered by slow, contrast-detect AF, the D850 offers lots of new video feature, including 4K video and timelapse capture modes. Overall, the D850 is stunning and our pick for Best Camera of 2017. See all the details in our Nikon D850 Review!


Sony A7R III Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R III digital camera
42.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,198
The Sony A7R III sees improvements in pretty much every area: physical design features, image quality, speed and performance, as well as video recording capabilities and battery life. The A7R III remains a top-notch camera for pixel-peepers, capturing images with stunning detail and dynamic range, but thanks to inheriting performance and AF improvements from the A9, the camera's also fast and nimble enough for sports and action. The A7R III fixes lots of the shortcomings of the previous two models to become an all-around extremely versatile camera for all types of photographers and video creators. For all the details, see our in-depth Sony A7R III Review!


Canon G9X Mark II Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera
20.2mp | 3.0x | $399
The 20-megapixel Canon G9X II is a good compact camera with a 3x zoom lens. The DIGIC 7 image processor delivers good image processing and speedy performance, although the camera is not without flaws. The built-in lens struggles at wide-angle focal lengths, and the lens itself is not as wide as the competition. As before, the Mark II offers a minimal take on physical controls, focusing heavily on its touchscreen UI, which might be frustrating for some. The Canon G9X II takes what made the original a good pocket camera and adds a few upgrades along the way. With that said, some of the weaknesses of the original remain here in the new version. Read more in our Canon G9X II Review!


Canon 6D Mark II Review
image of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II digital camera
26.2mp | $1,599
With a new 26-megapixel sensor and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor, the Canon 6D Mark II does a lot to improve upon the original 6D. Add in the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, enhanced viewfinder autofocus and a tilt/swivel touchscreen, and the 6D II is a very good all-around full-frame DSLR. However, its dynamic range performance is underwhelming and 4K video is absent. Does the Canon 6D II live up to its legacy? Find out in our Canon 6D Mark II Review!


Sony A9 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $4,198
A flagship, professional-class full-frame mirrorless camera is here! The Sony A9 aims to dethrone the DSLR as the go-to choice for pro sports and action photographers. Sporting a new 24MP stacked sensor, a super-fast processor, and burst speeds up to 20fps with C-AF, the A9 is extremely fast and accurate. Image quality is excellent, and its burst rate and C-AF chops are some of the best we've ever seen. With a rugged build, better battery, more controls, and a price that undercuts flagship cams from Canon and Nikon, the Sony A9 looks promising all around. Time will tell if pros make the switch, but we think they should definitely consider it. Read more in our in-depth Sony A9 Review!


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