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500 Newsletters later, there’s never been a better time to be a photographer! Featured Story
06/24, 18:00 EDT Wow, 500 newsletter issues, the first one dating back to September 16, 1999… That surely takes me back! It's beyond amazing, to see how far the photography world has come in that time. (Ai yi yi, that's almost 22 years ago; can I really... (more)

Pentax K-3 III Field Test: Many improvements, but is it too little, too late? Featured Story
06/22, 10:45 EDT Click to read our Pentax K-3 III Field Test The Pentax K-3 Mark III has been a long time coming. Its predecessor, the K-3 II, was released in 2015. Six years later, and six years is a very long time in the photography industry, the K-3 III is finally here. The K-3... (more)

The Best Lenses for Your Fujifilm X Series Mirrorless Camera Featured Story
06/18, 19:05 EDT Fujifilm's largely APS-C-based X Series of digital cameras first appeared on the scene back in 2011 with the Fuji X100 camera, which was, surprisingly enough, a fixed-lens camera. However, in the years following, the X Series has grown... (more)

BenQ PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR Monitor Review: An expensive but excellent monitor for photo editing Featured Story
06/10, 14:45 EDT In early March, BenQ announced the PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR monitor, the successor to the SW271. The new monitor comes equipped with numerous updates to features and performance, but it also comes with a $500 price increase. At $1,600, the... (more)

Field Test: OM Digital Solutions announces Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO zoom lens Featured Story
06/09, 02:01 EDT Click here to read our in-depth Olympus 8-25mm f/4 Pro Field Test OM Digital Solutions Corporation, known colloquially still as Olympus, has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens, offering a 35mm equivalent 16-50mm zoom... (more)

500 Newsletters later, there’s never been a better time to be a photographer! Featured Story
06/24, 18:00 EDT Wow, 500 newsletter issues, the first one dating back to September 16, 1999… That surely takes me back! It's beyond amazing, to see how far the photography world has come in that time. (Ai yi yi, that's almost 22 years ago; can I really be that old?... (more)

Panasonic announces new firmware updates for the Lumix S1, S1R and S5
06/23, 10:45 EDT Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for its Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras to enhance the functionality of the S1, S1R and S5 cameras. When the latest firmware updates release in July, Panasonic will also release plug-in... (more)

How to light white on white and black on black without clipping highlights or crushing shadows
06/22, 13:00 EDT Last month, we wrote about an article by photographer Zach Sutton wherein he discussed how light placement affects the look of a portrait subject. Sutton also wrote about how to shoot portraits against a white backdrop. In that article for... (more)

Pentax K-3 III Field Test: Many improvements, but is it too little, too late? Featured Story
06/22, 10:45 EDT Click to read our Pentax K-3 III Field Test The Pentax K-3 Mark III has been a long time coming. Its predecessor, the K-3 II, was released in 2015. Six years later, and six years is a very long time in the photography industry, the K-3 III is finally here. The K-3 III is a... (more)

The Best Lenses for Your Fujifilm X Series Mirrorless Camera Featured Story
06/18, 19:05 EDT Fujifilm's largely APS-C-based X Series of digital cameras first appeared on the scene back in 2011 with the Fuji X100 camera, which was, surprisingly enough, a fixed-lens camera. However, in the years following, the X Series has grown to encompass... (more)

Leica announces the Leitz Phone 1 smartphone, featuring 1”-type 20MP image sensor
06/17, 11:45 EDT SoftBank in Japan has announced a Leica-branded phone for the Japanese market, the Leitz Phone 1. This is not Leica's first foray into the smartphone market. The historic German company has previously had a partnership with the Chinese tech company... (more)

Phase One announces collaboration with Cascable for mobility advances to Phase One IQ4 cameras
06/17, 07:00 EDT Phase One has announced a collaboration with Swedish software company Cascable AB on mobile platform development for Phase One IQ4 camera systems. Phase One and Cascable are taking the initial steps toward expanded mobile access and controls for all... (more)

9 landscape photography tips to get the most out of summer
06/16, 11:00 EDT Summer is right around the corner. For many people, it's a fun and joyous time of year. For landscape photographers who live at mid to high latitudes, summer is not so much fun. Summer means very early sunrises and late sunsets. It's challenging to... (more)

In Other News: Landscape lenses, composition principles, color grading, beach portraits and more
06/15, 10:29 EDT Choosing the right lens for landscape photography What should we think about when selecting a lens for a certain landscape photography scene? This is the question that photographer and educator Andy Mumford answers in a recent video. In the video below, Mumford discusses the characteristics of... (more)

Sony launches Create Action, a nationwide initiative to support local grassroots organizations
06/15, 06:30 EDT Last week, Sony announced the launch of 'Create Action,' a new $1M+ grant program designed to 'support underserved, underrepresented community by amplifying the efforts of local, non-profit organizations embedded within these communities.' Funding... (more)

BenQ PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR Monitor Review: An expensive but excellent monitor for photo editing Featured Story
06/10, 14:45 EDT In early March, BenQ announced the PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR monitor, the successor to the SW271. The new monitor comes equipped with numerous updates to features and performance, but it also comes with a $500 price increase. At $1,600, the BenQ SW271C... (more)

Sony reveals new details about its first drone, the Airpeak, including blistering speed and high price
06/09, 21:00 EDT Sony announced its first drone, the Airpeak, at CES 2021. Since then, details have been sparse. While we still don't know everything, Sony has today announced additional information about its drone, including some key specifications, features and... (more)

What is Apple ProRAW and how does it change the game for smartphone photography?
06/09, 15:45 EDT When Apple announced its iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max smartphones last year, Apple also announced an entirely new image file format, Apple ProRAW. While the format wasn't available at first when the smartphones hit store shelves, it was quickly added... (more)

Field Test: OM Digital Solutions announces Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO zoom lens Featured Story
06/09, 02:01 EDT Click here to read our in-depth Olympus 8-25mm f/4 Pro Field Test OM Digital Solutions Corporation, known colloquially still as Olympus, has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens, offering a 35mm equivalent 16-50mm zoom lens for... (more)

Olympus announces PEN E-P7 with 20MP sensor, IBIS, 4K video & more
06/09, 02:00 EDT OM Digital Solutions GmbH has announced the Olympus PEN E-P7 Micro Four Thirds system camera. For our North American readers, OM Digital Solutions hasn't announced any plans to release this camera outside of Europe and Asia. The PEN E-P7 harnesses... (more)

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Field Test: Is this bright and light lens the best ultra-wide prime for Sony?
06/04, 12:00 EDT Click here to read our Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Field Test Sony's E-mount lens lineup is very developed at this point. Sony makes 64 E-mount lenses. Of these 64 lenses, 14 are G Master lenses. The latest member of the G Master family is the Sony FE... (more)

Capture One announces that an iPad app is in development
06/04, 10:45 EDT While details are scarce, Capture One has announced that an iPad app is in the works. This news follows up on last week's announcement that Capture One 21 is now natively supported on M1-powered Apple computers. Capture One's engineers have been... (more)

Nature TTL crowns its Photographer of the Year
06/02, 20:00 EDT The Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 contest attracted over 8,000 total images. Photographers from around the globe competed for the title and a £1,500 cash prize, which is over $2,100 USD at current conversion rates. Nature TTL has... (more)

DxO announces Nik Collection 4: Improved user experience, more powerful U Point tech, & more
06/02, 09:00 EDT DxO has announced Nik Collection 4 by DxO. The new software suite includes powerful new tools, an improved user interface, new workflow features, improved U Point technology and improved interaction with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Since... (more)

Nikon announces first macro Z lenses: Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 & Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S
06/02, 00:01 EDT Since the Z6 and Z7 cameras launched alongside a trio of lenses in late 2018, Nikon has rapidly expanded its series of Nikkor Z lenses. Among the 16 existing Nikkor Z lenses, there are bright primes, fast zooms and affordable lenses. However, until... (more)



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Olympus E-M5 III Review
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20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $949
Though it was quite a wait between the previous E-M5 II and this new model, the refreshed Olympus E-M5 Mark III brings a lot to the table for Olympus owners and Micro Four Thirds shooters in general, as well as any photographer looking for a rugged, high-quality yet highly-portable mirrorless camera. In a lot of ways, the E-M5 III is essentially an E-M1 II crammed into an even smaller, lighter package, which is quite impressive. With an updated sensor, faster processor, phase-detect AF, better image stabilization and more, the compact E-M5 Mark III offers quite a bit of performance and quality in a form factor that won't weigh you down, nor hit too hard on the wallet. Read more in our in-depth Olympus E-M5 III review!


Canon EOS RP Review
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26.2mp | 4.4x | $999
Big sensor, small price point. The compact EOS RP is Canon's second full-frame mirrorless camera, and while it lacks some bells and whistles, the RP lowers the barrier of entry into the full-frame world in a big way. The Canon RP is one of, if not the most, affordable full-frame cameras on the market today, selling right at $999. With a 26MP sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4K video recording and a highly portable design, the little EOS RP is an amazing bang-for-your-buck camera. If you're thinking of making the leap into full-frame without busting your budget, be sure to check out our in-depth Canon EOS RP review for all the details!


Panasonic S1R Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R digital camera
47.3mp | 4.4x | $3,698
Panasonic jumps into the fray with their first full-frame mirrorless camera, and the results are very impressive. The new Panasonic S1R is a powerful, DSLR-styled mirrorless camera with a fantastic, high-res 47MP full-frame sensor, built-in IBIS, 4Kp60 video and weather-sealing. The S1R proves to be an excellent pro-level camera for landscape, architectural, portrait and (in some cases) wildlife photographers who want high-quality, high-resolution image-making performance. The DFD-based AF system and a slower continuous burst speeds make it less ideal for fast action, yet it's still a fairly responsive camera given its resolution. For all the new details on Panasonic's high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera, head over to our Panasonic S1R review!


Canon 90D Review
image of the Canon EOS 90D digital camera
32.5mp | 7.5x | $1,199
At first glance, the Canon 90D just looks like a classic Canon DSLR. It offers comfortable ergonomics, great durability, lots of physical controls, and familiarity and user-customization, plus compatibility with a veritable boatload of Canon EF lenses. Under the hood, however, there are lots of improvements over the previous model, particularly with image resolution, AF, burst shooting and video recording. Sure the Canon 90D has some drawbacks, but it's still capable of taking great photos, shooting pleasing high-res video, and has excellent AF and performance. For all the details, see our in-depth Canon 90D review!


Sony A7R IV Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R IV digital camera
61.0mp | Non-Zoom | $2,998
The Sony A7R IV is a thoroughly impressive camera. Its high-res 61MP sensor captures images with incredible detail. With swift burst shooting, top-notch high ISO performance, fast AF, Real-Time Eye AF tracking, 4Kp30 video and in-body image stabilization, the Sony A7R IV is way more versatile that one might think. The image files, however, are cumbersome, and the resolution is likely more than what most people need. And at around $3500 body-only, the A7R IV certainly isn't cheap. However, given all that it offers, it's hard not to recommend the A7R IV if you have the cash and need the resolving power. Read more in our in-depth Sony A7R IV review!


Panasonic G95 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 digital camera
20.3mp | 5.0x | $798
Borrowing the higher-res 20MP sensor from the G9, more advanced video features from the GH5 and featuring an updated body design, the refreshed Panasonic G95 answers the call for a versatile and capable hybrid mirrorless camera designed for stills and video shooters alike. The G95 offers excellent image quality, fast performance, excellent video, and robust weather sealing, all at a reasonable price point. The G95 hits a nice sweet spot for enthusiasts and intermediate-level creators looking for a well-rounded, multimedia-focused camera that doesn't break the bank. Read more in our in-depth Panasonic G95 review!


Panasonic LX100 II Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II digital camera
17.0mp | 3.1x | $798
It might look a lot like its predecessor, but the Panasonic LX100 II offers a significant upgrade in image quality and generous performance in a take-anywhere body that'll slip easily into your coat pocket. It's perhaps not the best choice for video shooters, but still imaging fans will find lots to love, whether they prefer shooting raw or JPEG. And despite a compact body, there are generous controls and plenty of customization options to tune it to your tastes. Read on and find out if it's for you in our in-depth Panasonic LX100 II review.


Fujifilm GFX 100 Review
image of the Fujifilm GFX 100 digital camera
102.0mp | Non-Zoom | $9,999
With twice the resolution of earlier GFX models, the Fujifilm GFX 100, unsurprisingly, offers outstanding image quality. What's more, is that besides the 102MP sensor, the GFX 100 provides a shockingly impressive set of features, performance, video specs and build quality to make it unlike any other medium-format camera on the market. With features like in-body image stabilization, phase-detect AF, Cinema 4K video up to 30p, and weather-sealed construction, the Fuji GFX 100 is arguably the most versatile medium-format camera on the market. Its usability is hampered somewhat by performance limitations and a still-limited native GF lens lineup, but in the end, the Fujifilm GFX 100 is still a very unique camera, offering an enticing combination of resolution and performance that simply isn't found elsewhere on the market. Read more in our Fuji GFX 100 review!


Fujifilm X-T30 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T30 digital camera
26.1mp | 3.0x | $899
The Fuji X-T30 is an impressive camera, not only for its image quality and performance but also for its price point. By and large, the X-T30 is a smaller, more affordable alternative to the rugged X-T3. Packing in the same 26MP X-Trans sensor, image processor and autofocus system as the X-T3, as well as similar high-res video shooting capabilities, the X-T30 is surprisingly robust in capabilities and features. Image quality is excellent, and autofocus performance is fast, accurate and responsive. And yet Fuji's priced the camera at just $800 body-only. If you're looking for a compact, easy-to-carry mirrorless cameras and don't need or want the extra bulk or weather-sealing of the X-T3, the X-T30 is a fantastic choice that'll also save you a nice chunk of change. Read more in our in-depth Fuji X-T30 Review!


Nikon Z6 Review
image of the Nikon Z6 digital camera
24.5mp | 2.9x | $1,397
The Nikon Z6 is a terrific, well-rounded full-frame mirrorless camera. Basically, there isn't a lot to complain about when it comes to the Z6. The body is compact and robust yet features lots of physical controls and a familiar Nikon design. With excellent overall features, impressive image quality, nice build quality and design as well as a very competitive price point, the Nikon Z6 is a great all-around package. And while at this point in time, the Z6 appeals perhaps a bit more towards current Nikon owners, the Z6 is still a compelling camera for anyone looking to jump into the full-frame camera arena. Read more in our in-depth Nikon Z6 review!


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