IR Photo News

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Field Test: Does the lens continue Nikon’s tradition of great pro zoom lenses? Featured Story
06/26, 16:00 EDT Click here to read my Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Field Test When the Nikon Z6 and Z7 came out last year, they launched alongside the 24-70mm f/4 S kit lens. While this lens is capable and versatile, enthusiast and pro users were left wanting.... (more)

Pentax K-1 II Review: A minor—but worthwhile—update to an already-great camera Featured Story
06/25, 21:58 EDT Psychologists and retail experts alike will tell you about a phenomenon known as "extremeness aversion". In a nutshell, if consumers are offered a choice of three outwardly-similar products, they'll tend to opt for the... (more)

Weather resistant or not so much? An objective rating scale to finally end the hype Featured Story
06/24, 17:00 EDT If you've been following Imaging Resource for a while, you'll have seen a number of articles I've written about weather-resistance testing and the R&D process I've been engaged in to develop a repeatable, objective test that relates to... (more)

The Sony A6400 may not be super exciting, but it is the camera for the “every man” Featured Story
06/24, 15:00 EDT Click here to read our Sony A6400 Field Test Part II The Sony A6400 got a lot of coverage when it first came out, but that was more due to Sony's PR and marketing blitz than to anything about the A6400 itself. Though it was the first... (more)

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Field Test: Does the lens continue Nikon’s tradition of great pro zoom lenses? Featured Story
06/26, 16:00 EDT Click here to read my Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Field Test When the Nikon Z6 and Z7 came out last year, they launched alongside the 24-70mm f/4 S kit lens. While this lens is capable and versatile, enthusiast and pro users were left wanting. A 24-70mm... (more)

Sigma announces 5 workshops for July, featuring presentations & chances to try Sigma’s latest lenses
06/26, 13:15 EDT This coming July, Sigma will be hosting five unique hands-on workshops across the United States where photographers of all levels will be able to attend presentations and try out Sigma's latest and most popular lenses. The workshop series kicks... (more)

Mikme Pocket could be a mobile filmmaker’s best bet for crystal clear audio capture
06/26, 11:15 EDT Audio is probably the last thing that burgeoning filmmakers think about, and it's usually the last thing they master. Proper audio makes a huge difference in how a video's story is told, and even though environmental sound like cars, rivers and wind... (more)

Pentax K-1 II Review: A minor—but worthwhile—update to an already-great camera Featured Story
06/25, 21:58 EDT Psychologists and retail experts alike will tell you about a phenomenon known as "extremeness aversion". In a nutshell, if consumers are offered a choice of three outwardly-similar products, they'll tend to opt for the middle-priced of the... (more)

Phase One announces first IQ4 Infinity Platform enhancement, featuring improved capture features
06/25, 14:15 EDT When Phase One released the IQ4 digital backs last year, one of the big new features of the digital backs was the Infinity Platform. Essentially, what this new platform offers is continued updates, innovation and regular improvements to IQ4 digital... (more)

Photoshop tutorial: How to cut out hair from a complex background & recreate hair using brushes
06/25, 06:00 EDT As Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect says in a new video, "As of recording this video, there is no easy way to cut out hair from a busy background." Fortunately, while challenging, it's not impossible and there are numerous techniques and tools you can... (more)

How to balance natural light and a strobe when shooting outdoor portraits
06/24, 19:00 EDT When shooting portraits in bright sunlight, there are numerous ways you can make the light less harsh on your subject. You may like the overall light in the scene, but perhaps the light on your subject's face doesn't work well. In the video below,... (more)

Weather resistant or not so much? An objective rating scale to finally end the hype Featured Story
06/24, 17:00 EDT If you've been following Imaging Resource for a while, you'll have seen a number of articles I've written about weather-resistance testing and the R&D process I've been engaged in to develop a repeatable, objective test that relates to actual camera... (more)

The Sony A6400 may not be super exciting, but it is the camera for the “every man” Featured Story
06/24, 15:00 EDT Click here to read our Sony A6400 Field Test Part II The Sony A6400 got a lot of coverage when it first came out, but that was more due to Sony's PR and marketing blitz than to anything about the A6400 itself. Though it was the first camera to... (more)

Leica announces the M-E Typ 240 digital rangefinder: A more affordable M camera
06/24, 14:30 EDT Leica Camera has announced the newest member of their iconic Leica M family, the Leica M-E (Typ 240). The new M-E is aimed at newcomers to the M series while building upon the established formula of the existing Leica M Typ 240, which was released... (more)

Firmware Friday: Fuji X-T30, Olympus E-M1X and M1 II, Nikon KeyMission 170 and lens updates aplenty
06/21, 19:56 EDT After a couple of smaller roundups, our regular Firmware Friday series returns this week with a much longer list of updates shipped by imaging companies in the past seven days. In all, we're aware of updates for four cameras and an impressive... (more)

Symmetry in landscape photography: How to compose a symmetrical photo with reflections
06/21, 06:00 EDT There are many different aspects of a potential photographic composition, but one of the strongest ones, and most common if you shoot near still water, is symmetry. In the video below, Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen discusses different ways... (more)

How to create a natural-looking depth of field effect in Photoshop
06/20, 11:30 EDT If you try to blur the background of a portrait in Photoshop, you may find that you get strange halos and oddities around the edges of your subject. Fortunately, there are techniques you can use to reduce the halos around edges and be able to... (more)

Capture One’s new “Pacific” & “Infinite Peaks” Styles bring out the natural aesthetic in your photos
06/20, 10:30 EDT Capture One has released a pair of new Styles packs as part of their "Latitude" series. The new packs, "Pacific" and "Infinite Peaks" have been developed by commercial photographer John Schnell and Fujifilm X-Photographer Bryan Minear. The... (more)

Determining if you should turn your photography hobby into a profession
06/20, 06:00 EDT Two years ago, professional photographer Nigel Danson decided to quit his stable desk job to become a full-time photographer. This meant giving up something known and safe for something unknown and risky, but it also meant changing photography's... (more)

Twisted forest photography with Adam Gibbs: Using light to find a composition amongst the clutter
06/19, 18:30 EDT Landscape photographer Adam Gibbs recently visited the Isle of Mull in Scotland. This location is distinct for its woodland, which features many twisted oak trees and mossy boulders. While very interesting to look at, the trees pose challenges when... (more)

Landscape photography tips and tricks: What matters most when you are just starting out?
06/19, 12:30 EDT When pursuing great landscape photographs, what matters most? In his newest video, photographer Adam Karnacz discusses the "do's and don'ts" of landscape photography and takes a closer look at the fundamentals which he believes should be at the... (more)

Hasselblad announces updated, faster, 50-megapixel medium format mirrorless: the X1D II 50C
06/19, 08:00 EDT Click here to read our Hasselblad X1D II Preview Hasselblad has announced a flurry of new products today, capped by the reveal of the X1D II 50C, the successor to the X1D medium format mirrorless camera. The X1D II 50C is the second generation... (more)

Olympus debuts new 2x teleconverter, plus software updates for E-M1 II, E-M1X and Olympus Workspace
06/19, 02:00 EDT It's a good day to be an OM-D owner, as Olympus has just announced a handful of new goodies! The sole physical new product is a new 2.0x teleconverter for their current two Zuiko Pro telephoto lenses, as well as their upcoming 150-400mm f/4.5... (more)

Datacolor’s SpyderX bundles aim to eliminate any inconsistency in your raw photo workflow
06/18, 09:00 EDT Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions and the maker of numerous color calibration tools, has announced a pair of SpyderX Tool Kits for digital photographers. This announcement comes a few months after the company announced its... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Pentax K-1 II Review
image of the Pentax K-1 II digital camera
36.4mp | 3.8x | $1,797
A modest but worthwhile update to the earlier K-1, the Pentax K-1 II is the company's flagship full-frame DSLR, offering the best image quality you can get from any K-mount camera and the most feature-rich shooting experience of any Ricoh camera. If performance is paramount, then you may want to look at an APS-C model for more speed, but otherwise the K-1 II represents the sweet spot in the Pentax DSLR line. Find out what it has to offer -- and whether you should buy one -- in our in-depth Pentax K-1 II review!


Panasonic GH5S Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S digital camera
10.2mp | Non-Zoom | $2,198
The GH5 was, and is, a fantastic camera for video, but the Panasonic GH5S goes above and beyond. Its 10MP resolution is a bit low for photos, but it's great for video. The GH5S offers better video quality, more recording options, and just tons of advanced video features. And while the AF speed is slightly slower than the GH5, and the lack of in-body image stabilization removes some of what made the GH5 so versatile, the GH5S offers such a wealth of features and high-quality video, that it's easy to overlook these minor points. In the end, if you're a serious video creator looking for a compact yet feature-packed video camera, the Panasonic GH5S is the one to pick. Read more in our Panasonic GH5S review!


Fujifilm GFX 50R Review
image of the Fujifilm GFX 50R digital camera
51.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,999
The medium-format Fuji GFX 50R shares many of its features and performance with the GFX 50S, but offers them in a slimmer, less ergonomic body at a lower price point. Importantly, the same excellent 51-megapixel image sensor continues to deliver outstanding image quality. However, the 50R's admittedly more stylish design is less enjoyable to use and in some cases even difficult. Further, aspects of the 50R's performance feel more sluggish in 2019 than they did in 2017 with the 50S. Read our Fuji GFX 50R review to see if the lower price is worth the tradeoffs to you.


Fujifilm X-T3 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T3 digital camera
26.1mp | 3.1x | $1,399
The Fuji X-T3 is a very impressive, very well-rounded camera, for both photos and video. Despite its stylish exterior, the X-T3 is a serious camera, featuring Fujifilm's highest-res 26MP APS-C X-Trans sensor, a faster processor, seriously upgraded AF system as well as a boatload of advanced video features. The X-T3 can shoot everything from landscapes and portraits to sports and wildlife with excellent AF tracking. For videographers, the 4Kp60 mode, F-Log as well as 10-bit internal recording are welcomed upgrades over the X-T2, and in fact, are features not typically seen on cameras of this class and price point. Overall, the X-T3 -- our pick for the Best Camera of 2018 -- offers something for everyone; it's a versatile, well-built enthusiast-grade camera with a surprisingly affordable price tag. For all the details, read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T3 review!


Canon EOS M50 Review
image of the Canon EOS M50 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $579
If you're shopping for an affordable mirrorless camera with a solid build, good ergonomics, a viewfinder and (via an optional adapter) first-party EF-mount lens support, the Canon M50 has a lot to offer. Sporting a next-gen DIGIC 8 processor, the M50 is both swift and shoots great photos. While there are some drawbacks to its new 4K video capture functionality, the M50 deserves a close look. Find out if you should buy one in our Canon M50 review!


Nikon P1000 Review
image of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 digital camera
16.1mp | 125.0x | $997
The Nikon P1000 isn't your typical "superzoom" camera. This is one for the record books. Sporting a 125x optical zoom lens, with a 35mm-eq. focal length range of 24-3000mm (yes, 3000!), the P1000 surpasses the already-impressive P900 and pushes the superzoom category even further. With a tiny 16MP 1/2.3-inch sensor, however, the Nikon P1000 isn't going to produce supremely detailed images, especially as the light dims. Overall, though, despite some disadvantages, the P1000 is a really unique camera that can capture some impressive images and offers a shooting experience unlike any other camera currently on the market. For all the details check out our in-depth Nikon P1000 review!


Nikon D3500 Review
image of the Nikon D3500 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $397
Much like its predecessor, the Nikon D3500 is an extremely enticing camera for beginner photographers. It has a compact design, comfortable ergonomics, fast single-shot AF and best of all, the camera's image quality is fantastic, not only for an entry-level camera but for APS-C cameras in general. The fact that you can get this kind of image quality out of a camera for under $500, with a lens included, is just shocking. The Nikon D3500 might not be the most high-performance camera nor does it have many of the latest and greatest features, but it's not designed for that. What it is is a solid, lightweight camera for beginners that's easy to use, offers excellent image quality, and doesn't break the bank. For all the details, read more in our in-depth Nikon D3500 review!


Nikon Z7 Review
image of the Nikon Z7 digital camera
45.7mp | 2.9x | $2,797
The Nikon Z7 is not only Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless camera, it is also one of the company's best cameras. Given their storied history, that's saying a lot. The Nikon Z7 delivers very good image quality and all-around performance inside a sleek and compact mirrorless camera body. There is room to grow and there are not many native lenses for the Z7 yet, but Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless camera is an excellent one. Read more in our in-depth Nikon Z7 review!


Canon EOS R Review
image of the Canon EOS R digital camera
30.3mp | 4.4x | $1,999
Canon's first full-frame mirrorless camera brings to the table a compact and weather-sealed body, a high-res 30MP sensor, fast Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, and nice 4Kp30 video. There's a lot to like, such as: very good image quality, fast autofocus and sharp native lenses. But the Canon EOS R also stumbles in some areas: sensor performance lags behind competitors, there's no IBIS, frustratingly slow burst shooting with C-AF, and some odd design choices when it comes to controls and ergonomics. The Canon EOS R might not have all the latest bells and whistles nor the most innovative new features, but it is still a solid camera in most regards. Read more in our in-depth Canon EOS R review!


Panasonic GX9 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 digital camera
20.3mp | 5.0x | $798
The Panasonic GX9 is an interesting little camera. It's small, lightweight and does a lot of things well, including image quality, autofocus, and overall performance. But does it replace the GX8 or the GX85? Regardless of which camera it replaces, on its own, the GX9 is a really nice camera. It's compact, it feels nice in the hand, and it takes great photos, right up there with some of the best Micro Four Thirds cameras. And it shoots pleasing 4K video as well as offers a host of nifty 4K Photo shooting modes. It packs a lot into a small package -- exactly what many of us expect from a "Micro" Four Thirds camera -- and for a great price. Read all about it in our Panasonic GX9 review!


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