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The Best Lenses for Your Fujifilm X Series Mirrorless Camera

 
 

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 a wide range of camera models, most of which are interchangeable...

BenQ PhotoVue SW271C 4K HDR Monitor Review: An expensive but excellent monitor for photo editing

 
 

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 is an expensive 27" IPS monitor. That said, after spending the...

The Best Lenses for Your Sony Mirrorless Camera

 
 

So, you've just picked up your first Sony camera? Or maybe you've had one for a little while and are looking to expand your camera setup beyond the included kit lens? Entry-level or experienced photographer? Whatever the case may be, the great news is that the Sony mirrorless camera ecosystem is a versatile and...

Sigma I Series Field Test: Hands-on with Sigma’s premium and compact 24mm f/3.5, 35mm f/2 and 65mm f/2 DG DN C lenses

 
 

Sigma's new I Series of lenses offers customers premium compact lenses for E mount and L mount mirrorless cameras. There are currently four lenses in the series, each featuring an all-aluminum exterior, magnetic lens cap, and impressive build quality at relatively affordable prices. Sigma promises customers that I...

Achieve professional portrait results in minutes with Anthropics PortraitPro 21

 
 

Now it is easier than ever to achieve professional portrait results in minutes. With PortraitPro 21, you can define your workflows in a simple yet effective way, and even retouch in bulk when you choose the Studio version of the software.

Focussing on retouching and professional beautification, the software...

Realize Your Vision: Create gallery-quality prints at home with Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers

The delicate hues of a perfect mountain sunrise. The details in the feathers of a bird in flight. Every tone from the deepest, satiny blacks of the groom's tux to the brilliant highlights of the bride's dress. Your best photographs deserve the finest prints.

The incredible resolution and color reproduction of today's digital cameras capture the details necessary to create...

2019 Black Friday & Green Monday camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!


 
 

Most recent updates:
12/5/19 - Rechecked all deals for all manufacturers. Several Fujifilm lens deals, Panasonic G7 14-140mm kit deal, several Pentax camera / lens deals and Sony RX100 VI deal have all improved significantly!
12/2/19 - All deals for all manufacturers rechecked on Cyber Monday. Many better...

I finally got a NAS, and it’s absolutely worth it for any photographer/videographer

 
 

For years, I have lamented my inability to properly back up and secure my huge swaths of digital photos and videos. I've been working as a commercial videographer and filmmaker specializing in timelapse, video production and aerial photography in San Francisco since 2014, and have been reviewing cameras and testing...

Documenting one of the world’s toughest races (through the Alps!) with the Panasonic S1R

 
 

It’s one of the toughest adventure races: the Red Bull X-Alps. Competitors start in Salzburg, and make their way by foot and paraglider to Monaco, navigating 1138 kilometres of treacherous alpine terrain. The constantly changing weather conditions make the race highly unpredictable. This is also true for...

I froze the ioSafe Solo Hawk SSD in a block of ice, and it still works

 
 

When evaluating hard drives, rare is the instance where I get to really stress test something. Like really stress it. Drives like the G-Tech ArmorATD and the LaCie Rugged are designed to get banged around, but within certain constrained parameters. They are designed to be shipped in FedEx boxes, not dropped down a...

To make a great photo, half the battle is ignoring the gear-centric portion of your brain

 
 

So much about making a good photo relies on you getting right the things that have nothing to do with what makes cameras popular. For the kinds of photos I like to take, which are timelapses, landscapes, and environmental portraits, there are so many parameters to remember outside of my knowledge of photography.

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The LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle is a comically large drive for a very specific purpose

 
 

I usually start these hard drive reviews by mentioning how far a company has come, or the changes they have made in contrast to their normal paths, or mentioning what their competitors are doing, but I can't do that here. I can't bury the lede that much because I'm sure you've noticed, this thing looks super weird....

How high can your camera fly? We present our 2019 High ISO 8 x 10 print showdown

 
 

In the summer of 2014, we published our first High ISO Print showdown, and the results proved intriguing while also raising some interesting questions about the nature of ISO in general. Since that time there have certainly been advances made in modern digital cameras along multiple lines where overall image...

Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 all-in-one portrait lens: Is it actually good? — Shoot to Keep, Ep. 1

 
 

At Imaging Resource, we have prided ourselves on being a leader in the technical analysis of camera equipment. From lenses and cameras to lights and hard drives, we've done our best to evaluate equipment in a very detailed manner so that you know what piece of equipment will best suit your needs.

But in recent...

G-Technology’s ArmorATD portable drive is tough & affordable, but a bit slow

 
 

Four years ago I threw a G-Technology EV ATC into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Francisco, and the drive lived to tell the tale. There aren't that many drives that are water resistant and crush resistant, so this was, back then, a big deal. G-Technology's latest portable HDD, the ArmorATD, isn't as rugged...

The TerraMaster D2 is a serviceable, more affordable alternative for RAID backup

 
 

We review a lot of hard drives here at Imaging Resource, but mostly from Seagate, LaCie, G-Technology and Western Digital because a large number of their products are targeted at the photo/video space. But when you look at who owns those companies, it's actually just two: Western Digital and Seagate. So while these...

G-Speed Shuttle Master Caddy review: A better SSD Mini workflow?

 
 

Getting an Atomos external recorder has legitimately changed, for the better, how I shoot video, and how good the footage I shoot looks. I went for years recording just to memory cards (going so far as to collect more than 8 CFast cards so that I could shoot on higher-end cameras) instead of acquiring an external...

A deeper-dive on the Sigma fp: what to expect, and where does it fit?

 
 

I'm pretty sure that if you asked industry experts what they thought the L-mount Alliance meant to Sigma when it was first announced, they would have stopped at "lens development." That made sense: it's what Sigma touted on-stage when Panasonic, Leica and Sigma all announced this partnership.

Clearly, this...

Weather resistant or not so much? An objective rating scale to finally end the hype

 
 

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 usage. You can read the looong story of how I arrived at the...

The Peak Design Travel Tripod is the Most Innovative Tripod Ever

 
 

When someone truly innovates on a product you use every day, you notice it. You then question why you either never thought of the change before, or why you never thought it could be done better. That's the experience I had with tripods up until this point. I looked at what was available and took it at face value,...