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Rising from Lexar’s ashes, ProGrade Digital is redefining quality in memory

 
 

In the fall of 2016, I found myself in a warmly lit, large and bright conference room accentuated by a beautiful sunny day streaming in from wide windows in the Silicon Valley office of Micron. Micron, the at-the-time parent company of memory card goliath Lexar, was celebrating the memory card company’s 20 year...

ProGrade Digital’s 512GB CFast card has the fastest write speed we’ve ever tested

 
 

Memory cards aren’t sexy. They’re not the part of a photographer’s kit that makes a photo better, and they don’t get a lot of praise. Honestly, the only times you really hear a photographer talk about a memory card is when they have a failure, or if something gets corrupted. If something goes wrong, you can bet a...

Review: G-Tech’s G-DRIVE Thunderbolt 3 is a sleek & versatile high-capacity drive

 
 

There are different types of hard drives for different uses in my workflow. For single or dual drive arrays, I generally keep them under my monitor stand as a “business” or documents repository. I also use them to send footage across the country for various reasons. This is their designation because I don’t need a...

Lesson learned? WPPI aims to reconnect with its attendees & move on from last year’s show

 
 

I’ve been a photo/video industry trade show goer for the last 7+ years. I’ve either personally attended or followed closely just about every show out there, from Photokina and Photo Plus, to NAB to CES. There are a swath of shows, big and small, that cater to the photography industry and the number only grows each...

Hands-on with the DJI Mavic Air: a capable, portable flying camera

 
 

Earlier this week, DJI hosted a launch event for its new Mavic Air drone in New York City and I took the opportunity to get a little hands-on time with this svelte new flying camera. If you haven't yet, you should check out our introductory write-up for a rundown of the drone's features and specifications. During...

Why the hell do we need 400 megapixels? We don’t even need 100 megapixels, and I’ll prove it

 
 

Last week, Hasselblad announced a new version of their medium format camera that is capable of producing 400 megapixel images. Generally the first reaction to this kind of thing is of course, “oh wow, that’s wild!” But for me, it was a resounding, “Why?” Off and on over the course of digital photography, the...

Sony says to Pro photographers: We’ve got the camera and now the support to help you switch

 
 

Last year, Sony announced the beefed-up A9 full-frame mirrorless camera, which took aim at flagship DSLRs and catered to professional photographers' needs. The A7-series undoubtedly saw use in the professional space, but compared to cameras like the Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5, the A7 models didn't quite have the...

Really Right Stuff TFC-14 Travel Tripod Review: Carbon fiber tripod is a perfect travel companion

 
 

I've been using Really Right Stuff's TVC-34L with BH-40 ballhead for years - you can read my review of that tripod here - and it is a fantastic combo. However, it's tall and can be heavy. This is no issue in many cases, but when I travel or am doing extended hiking, I have long wanted something lighter and easier...

Water Torture: Nikon D850 vs Sony A7RIII, Canon 5D Mk IV & Olympus E-M1 II

 
 

As we describe in the article announcing our overall winner for the best camera of 2017, it was a difficult choice between the Nikon D850 and Sony A7R III. Both are exceptionally strong cameras, with features that will appeal to different groups of photographers. Given how tough the decision was, we felt that...

SLRgear has moved! Our lens reviews are now all on the main IR site.

 

SLRgear has moved!
 

Apologies for the inconvenience, but we've moved our lens reviews from SLRgear.com to the main Imaging Resource website. This permits much better integration with the rest of our work, and will lead to enhanced features in the future. Thanks for...

The Best Portrait Lenses for Every Camera Brand

 
 

Portraits are one of the most popular styles of photography, and if you want to take your portraiture to the next level, you'll want to look at a fast prime lens with a mid-range or short telephoto focal length. Many cameras, both DSLRs and mirrorless models, come with kit zoom lenses that feature narrower...

Gear story: Loved, lost & coming to terms with life without a trusted brand

 
 

Yesterday, upon getting back home after a cross-country wedding shoot, I noticed something was missing in my bag: my card readers. Lately, I’ve been making a habit of bringing my prized card readers with me on trips in case I need to access something while on the road. It’s not common, but it does happen. Now I’m...

Review: LaCie 2Big Dock aims to be your go-to Thunderbolt 3 working drive

 
 

I’ve been talking about storage a lot lately both privately among friends and here on Imaging Resource. Of all the members of the IR team, I’m probably the one who compiles the most data the fastest thanks mainly to my insistence on shooting 4Kp60 whenever possible (I love me some high quality, slow motion...

Shimoda Backpack Review: Adventure photographers rejoice, someone finally got it right

 
 

There has been an undeniable void of adventure backpacks that also happen to be good camera backpacks. It seems that to this point, you had to be ready to pick one or the other, never both. For as long as I have been neck deep in this industry, there have been multiple attempts, but always problems. The two closest...

Best Cyber Monday Camera Deals of 2017


 
 

We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found some great camera deals on Black Friday. Just because the holiday is over and Black Friday has passed doesn't mean that the deals are ending too. Cyber Monday has long been the source of many great deals on cameras, lenses and much more. To help you...

Black Friday Camera Deals for 2017 - updated daily!


 
 

Black Friday 2017 is here! We have been adding deals for the past week and many great ones have been added in the last couple of days. The best deals can sell out very quickly, so don't delay. We're here to save you money and time this holiday season and make sure that you can get great deals on photography...

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L review: Sleek sling bag keeps things pleasingly minimal

 
 

You'd have to have been living under a rock these past couple of years not to have heard of Peak Design's camera accessories, especially their massively-successful Everyday Backpack -- which racked-up around $6.5 million in Kickstarter funding. Starting a few years ago with small camera carrying devices, such as...

Review: The MeVideo tripod makes smart sense in a market crowded with the ugly & overly complex

 
 

Video isn’t easy, and it certainly isn't light weight. I know, because I shoot video for a living. I’ve been shooting for the better part of six years now, and through that time I’ve used just about every kind of tripod out there to do my job. Back when I got started, I used what I had (a horrible Sunpak tripod my...

Alien Skin Exposure X3 Review: Look out Lightroom, X3 is a powerful & versatile photo editor

 
 

For a long time, photographers wanting an all-in-one RAW editor and photo manager solution have looked to Adobe Lightroom, and with good reason. However, Alien Skin, a software company known primarily for their plug-ins and excellent film emulation software, has a Lightroom competitor of their own, Exposure. With...

Counterpoint: Give Adobe’s Lightroom Classic CC changes a chance, because it’s way faster

 
 
 
 

There is quite a bit of confusion and anger regarding Adobe’s updates to Lightroom today, and I did my best to cover those in an editorial you can read here. The point of that editorial was to put into words the range of negative emotions that many photographers...