Dave Pardue Contributing Content Producer

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I became the Managing Editor of IR in 2013 and served until late 2020, at which time I became a freelance content producer. While I still enjoy writing and photography very much, my biggest passion now is producing video content about the terrific gear being developed these days. It's an exciting time to be a photographer and videographer, and I greatly enjoy the honor of checking out new products and showcasing the better ones coming out for IR readers.

Below are some of the articles and videos I've created for IR over the years. Thanks for reading and watching!



Articles and Videos on Imaging Resource by Dave Pardue:

• Capturing wildlife with the Olympus OM-D Camera System (video)

 Happy Birding in the New Year from your friends at Imaging Resource (video)

• Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro: Images from the close-up and far away world

• Rich in bokeh: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens is simply stunning

• Panasonic S5 Field Review (video) including images w/ the Sigma 100-400mm

IBIS Showdown: GH5 vs X-T4 vs E-M1 III vs A6600 in a crop-sensor IS shakedown

• Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Gallery: A bright travel zoom as versatile as they come

• 10 Minute Review: Traveling light with the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III (video)

10 Minute Review: The Sigma fp is an elegant camera and a study in beauty (video)

• Are the mountains alive? Exploring the Southern Appalachians with the Fujifilm X-Pro3

• Stay Strong, World! A video message of hope from your friends at Imaging Resource

• Storm Dancing on the Outer Banks with the incredible Fujifilm GFX 100 (video)

• Birding on a budget with the Olympus E-M5 III + 12-200mm M. Zuiko (video)

• Shooting soccer with the Olympus E-M1X and the Panasonic 50-200mm f/2.8-4

• Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC + Sony A6000: A terrific portrait combination for under $1000

• Olympus 12-200mm First Impressions: The new vacation zoom for MFT stretches its legs

• Olympus E-M1X First Look: Delving into Handheld High Res, Live ND, C-AF and more

• Hands-on with the Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2: An exciting and fast telephoto prime

• Confusion in the camera industry: One reviewer tries to make sense of it all

• Fujifilm GFX-50R: Gallery and hands-on time with this new instant classic

• Nikon P1000 Field Test Part I: First impressions from the far away world

Olympus TG-5 Video Montage: How the (excellent) TG-5 Sees Summer

Best portrait camera and lens combination under $1000: A first among equals

A day in the life of the Panasonic ZS200: Gallery images from this 360mm compact

Panasonic 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Gallery: Wildlife is calling and we simply couldn't wait

Ghost of the Sun: A pre-eclipse photo essay with the Olympus E-M1 II + 12-100mm f/4

• Olympus E-PL9 Hands-on & Gallery: A glamorous camera heads into the Talladega Hills

• In-camera compositing - A powerful new feature from the versatile Panasonic GX9

Olympus 150mm f/2: Pairing a legendary lens with the PEN-F and E-M1 Mark II

Panasonic 200mm f/2.8: Taking the brightest MFT long prime out with the GH5

• Olympus TG-5 Field Test I: Megapixel sanity meets enthusiast features

• Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Gallery: Insanely shallow depth of field

• Fuji X-T2 Field Test Part III: Of portraits and performance

• Fuji GFX Extended Gallery: Delving into portraits, higher ISO's & more

• Sony 100mm f/2.8 Field Test: More like an f/4, yet delivers the smoothest of bokeh

• Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO + E-M1 Mark II: Turning the everyday into the sublime

Olympus PEN E-PL8: Hands-on First Impressions and Gallery supplement

• How to photograph the Coke & Mentos trick (better than anyone else!)

• Shooting with the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E: Enticingly rich bokeh for portraits

Fuji X-T2 Field Test II: Toting 4 high-end zooms into the wild for C-AF exploration

Fuji X-T2 Field Test I: Taking the new flagship Fuji into the eye of the storm

 Olympus 300mm f/4 Gallery: Taking a closer look at this popular lens

The best overall camera and lens combination for under $500

Panasonic GX85 Gallery: Shooting the real world with real firmware

Canon G7X II Gallery: Taking the enthusiast 1-inch out for a real world spin

Canon SX720 Field Test Part I: Getting to know the world's first pocket superzoom

Fuji XF 100-400mm WR: Initial impressions of Fuji's first super-telephoto zoom lens

• Sony 70-300mm FE: Initial impressions and images from the longest-zooming FE lens

The award-winning Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro takes a well-deserved victory lap

Panasonic 100-400mm: The longest-zooming lens in the MFT world hits the real world

The smallest, most powerful portrait combo under $1000 = GM5 + 42.5mm f/1.7

Does the Loch Ness Monster have a brother on Saturn's moon Titan?

A simple way to get better images with the compact Nikon L840

Indoor sports with a fixed lens camera? Try the Panasonic LX100

The Sony A6000 + Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE = a popular portrait pairing

Shooting with the Olympus 300mm f/4 and it's 6 stops of onboard IS!

• Widest Fujinon lens meets latest Fujifilm body: XT-10 + XF 10-24mm f/4 OIS

• Olympus OM-D E-M10 II conclusion: The most capable all-around camera in its class

• Who needs a telescope? 50mp Canon 5DS R + Tamron 150-600mm x 1.4x tc = Lunar bliss

Rejoice, Olympus E-M1 shooters… in-camera focus stacking is here (via FW v4.0)

Sony fans: Why stick a $1000 lens on a $500 body? Well... lots of reasons!

Caffeine Priority: Chasing dolphins at dusk with the Olympus E-M10 II

Fujinon 90mm f/2 WR: Initial impressions from a most impressive lens

Shooting with Underwater Housings: Warning - it is HIGHLY addictive

How to photograph fireworks: It's a lot easier than you might think!

Nikon D5500 Field Test II: The Best Indoor Sports camera for under $1000

Olympus E-M5 Mark II: Exploring the new 64 megapixel High Resolution Mode

Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Initial Gallery Impressions: A versatile partner to the X-T1

Olympus knocks it out of the park with the amazing E-M10 II (Field Test Part I / Part II)

Sony HX90V Initial Gallery Impressions: To boldly go where no smartphone has gone before

Nikon L840 Image Gallery: See how far a few hundred dollars can reach in the 855mm world

• Canon 11-24mm f/4 Initial Gallery Impressions: See this ultra-wide zoom with the 5D Mk III

• Rocket Man: How launch photographer Ben Cooper captures amazing shots of rockets in flight

Fujifilm TCL-X100 review: Is this partner to the X100/X100S the new king of teleconverters?

• 35x35: Taking the Sony 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Distagon and the A7 II out for a gallery sampling

Olympus Stylus 1 meets the TCON-17X: Reviewing the 510mm eq. f/2.8 transformation

How high can your camera fly? We present our 2014 High ISO 8 x 10 print showdown

• Resolution Wars: Can a 16mp Four Thirds camera out-resolve a 36mp full frame?

The Art of Capturing Aurora: An interview with photographer Jeremy Gray

How to photograph indoor sports on a budget: A primer for beginners!

Sony A5100 Field Test II: Catching fire and motion in low light

Olympus Stylus 1 Field Test: Dreamy Bokeh on a Budget

Best Superzoom 2014: 8 competitors, 2.5 clear winners