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Essential landscape photography gear: The best cameras, lenses, tripods and more

 
 

Making great landscape photographs requires more than just a high-quality camera and lens. While you can capture beautiful images without high-end equipment, high-quality gear never hurts. Further, while you can capture stunning shots with a mobile phone, we're considering interchangeable lens cameras for this...

Does Color Management Really Matter? See your images exactly the way you intended them.


 
 

You are probably familiar with color management if you’ve spent any time on photography or videography. We have all taken photos, ordered prints and noticed that they have a flaw, like a green cast. “That’s not what it looked like when I shot the photo!” is the most common reaction. Nobody wants unattractive...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Reader’s Choice Award

 
 

Last year, we introduced a Reader's Choice award into our Camera of the Year Awards repertoire, giving you all a say in what you consider the year's best camera. The response we received was very positive, and so we've conducted a reader poll once again this year. A few weeks back we opened up the voting booth and...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Best Overall Camera of 2021

 
 

Well, we've finally reached the end. Technically. We're ready to unveil our pick for the Best Overall Camera of the Year for 2021! We still have our Reader's Choice Award to come, so keep your eyes out for that one soon. But for us here at IR, we've discussed, deliberated and tallied the votes, and the choice has...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Best Professional Full-frame Camera, Best Standard Lens & Best Telephoto Lens

 
 

Today's Camera of the Year award focuses on the professional image creator -- the photographer, the videographer, the creative who makes their living with a camera in their hand. While a large number of cameras these days, at varying price levels, can succeed in many different professional work environments,...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Best Enthusiast Full-Frame Camera, Best Medium-Format Camera & Best Macro Lens

 
 

For today's selection of Camera of the Year Awards, we're moving up the food chain, so to speak, into the world of enthusiast-level full-frame cameras and then into the realm of medium-format cameras! For lenses, we have a single category -- and a single winner -- this time around -- Best Macro Lens. A specialized...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Best Enthusiast Crop-Sensor Camera, Best Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens, Best Super-Telephoto Lens

 
 

Our 2021 Camera of the Year awards continue today as we step up into the enthusiast world, both in terms of cameras and lenses. This is the territory most frequented by our long-term readers... the gear that aims to do it all!

To be clear on our definition of "enthusiast," we consider an enthusiast someone who's...

Imaging Resource Camera of the Year 2021: Best Intermediate-Level Camera, Best Premium Compact Camera & Best Wide-Angle Lens

 
 

It's that time of year, everyone... Camera of the Year time! Over the course of this past year, there have been several terrific cameras released from nearly every major manufacturer, and it's been an honor testing them on your behalf both in the lab and in the field. We've now sorted, deliberated and decided on...

Best camera and lens deals for the holidays


 
 

With the holidays around the corner, we've scoured Amazon, Adorama, and B&H to provide a comprehensive list of gift ideas and sales taking place for photographers.

We'll do our best to keep pricing and sales information up to date, but they are always subject to change.

Amazon Holiday Deals and Gift Ideas...

The best mirrorless cameras for under $1000 in 2021: Full-frame, APS-C, MFT, there’s something for everyone!


 
 

When it comes to mirrorless cameras under $1,000, there are many good options nowadays. These bodies offer a great balance of image quality, compact size and control, all wrapped up in an affordable package.

That said, there's a reason these cameras remain less expensive: they lack some of the features of...

Wildlife photography from a kayak: Tips for taking your wildlife photography to the next level

 
 

There are few photographic experiences that I find more enjoyable – and productive – than an early morning out in the water in my kayak. While kayaking – or canoeing – can be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience without a camera, packing my photo gear in a waterproof bag and placing it in the kayak has resulted...

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...