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Firmware Friday: Canon EOS R, Fuji T3 and T30 get new features; Ricoh and Sigma improve existing ones


 
 

After a bit of a breather with last week's smaller-than-average roundup, our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns this time around with a whole lot more to discuss. There are three mirrorless cameras from...

Olympus E-M1X Field Test Part II: A closer look at the E-M1X’s image quality and video performance

Click to read my Olympus E-M1X Field Test Part II

 
 

In my first Olympus E-M1X Field Test, I focused on the camera's excellent design, impressive autofocus performance and speedy shooting capabilities. I also...

The Nikon Z6 is simultaneously the best video camera Nikon has ever made, but also just par for the course


Click here to see our Nikon Z6 Video Features, Specs & Analysis

 
 

If you're a Nikon shooter looking to get into video, you are probably saving up to grab the Nikon Z6, a camera with more video-centric features...

Join Thomas Heaton as he photographs dead forests in Patagonia

 
 

In 2011, a visitor to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia triggered a fire. This forest fire forever changed the park. Some affected species of trees have begun to regrow, but it takes them over a century to reach maturity, so the effects of the fire will be very long lasting. Photographer Thomas Heaton...

Long lenses in landscape photography: How to use a telephoto lens to shoot better landscape images

 
 

When considering essential landscape lenses, it's reasonable to first think about wide-angle lenses, such as a 12-24mm or 24-70mm lens. In addition to a wide lens, a telephoto zoom is also a must-have lens for landscape photographers. Landscape and nature photographer Mads Peter Iversen believes that a 70-200mm...

Firmware Friday: Canon EOS R, Fuji T3 and T30 get new features; Ricoh and Sigma improve existing ones


 
 

After a bit of a breather with last week's smaller-than-average roundup, our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns this time around with a whole lot more to discuss. There are three mirrorless cameras from Canon and Fujifilm receiving a raft of new features and tweaks between them, plus ten Sigma lenses and...

5 portrait lighting setups for photographing couples

 
 

Lighting one person is tricky enough, lighting two can be very challenging. Fortunately, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens is here to help. In the video below, Morgan shows five portrait lighting setups for couples and breaks down how best to light a couple. This video is part of The Slanted Lens' ongoing Laws of...

ZY Optics releases new Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mk. III lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

 
 

Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has announced a new version of their popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 prime lens. The ZY 50mm f/0.95 Mark III has been designed for the latest mirrorless cameras and will be released in Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony FE lens mounts.

The compact prime lens is characterized by its fast...

Why this oft-ignored pioneer of photography was doomed to obscurity & created the first staged photo

 
 

Starting last October, Vox began their Vox Darkroom video series, which shares "stories of the past, one photograph at a time." Since launching the series in the fall, Vox has published five episodes, all of which can be viewed below.

The latest episode is about Hippolyte Bayard, the first photographer to ever...

Olympus E-M1X Field Test Part II: A closer look at the E-M1X’s image quality and video performance

Click to read my Olympus E-M1X Field Test Part II

 
 

In my first Olympus E-M1X Field Test, I focused on the camera's excellent design, impressive autofocus performance and speedy shooting capabilities. I also discussed the camera's utility for landscape and wildlife photography. In my second Field Test, I now turn...

Skylum improves their AI-powered photo editing & aims to make manual editing a thing of the past

 
 

In Skylum's Luminar 3, there are multiple instances of artificial intelligence being used to automatically enhance your images, including through the use of the AI Sky Enhancer and the Accent AI slider. In an upcoming release of Luminar 3, Skylum has revealed that there will be a new generation of the Accent AI...

The Sony A9 meets the Kingdom of Bahrain and makes a few friends along the way

 
 

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain and I had the pleasure of taking the Sony A9 along with me to document the trip. Knowing that this was probably a once in a lifetime experience, I knew that I wanted to take a camera with me that was going to be light and compact but still...

Finding and photographing patterns in the Gobi desert with Adam Gibbs

 
 

The Gobi Desert in northern China and southern Mongolia is one of the largest deserts in the world. Like other deserts, it is a harsh climate, but it is particularly known for its highly variable temperatures, even over the course of a single day. Photographer Adam Gibbs has been photographing in China and recently...

The Nikon Z6 is simultaneously the best video camera Nikon has ever made, but also just par for the course


Click here to see our Nikon Z6 Video Features, Specs & Analysis

 
 

If you're a Nikon shooter looking to get into video, you are probably saving up to grab the Nikon Z6, a camera with more video-centric features than any other Nikon before it. And after using it extensively, I'm happy to report that it is without a...

This common, but underrated, image editing tool may be the key to improving your photography

 
 

What if you could have great new images without leaving your desk? Perhaps you can because you may have some hidden gems in your existing photo library. Sometimes all it takes a fresh perspective on an old image and a few editing tricks to increase the number of images in your portfolio. Photographer Nigel Danson...

The biggest challenges faced by landscape photographers and how to overcome them

 
 

If you've tried your hand at landscape photography, you have likely come to realize that it can be very challenging to capture strong, original images. Photographer Adam Karnacz knows that landscape photography is difficult and hopes to help you overcome some of the biggest landscape photo challenges with his...

Firmware Friday: New features and fixes for Sony Alpha A7 III, A7R III and RX0; Nikon Coolpix B700 too


 
 

After last week's monumental Firmware Friday roundup, the latest in our regular weekly series is more of a bite-sized morsel, bringing with it news of updates for just four cameras in the past seven days. Let's get right down to finding out what's new with the Nikon B700, Sony A7 III, A7R III and the CCB-WD1...

Why is there a fly inside my $%&# lens?!?

 
 

Longtime photographers will likely know the pain of seeing specks of dust inside an expensive lens. It can be frustrating, surely, but as Roger Cicala points out in a new blog post, dust is very unlikely to affect image quality. However, Lensrentals recently had a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II lens (a weather-sealed...

The Canon SL3 is the smallest, lightest EOS DSLR, boasting 4K, Eye AF and much better battery life


 
 

Family documentarians in need of a new Canon EF-mount camera will soon have another option to choose from, which its maker is calling the smallest and lightest EOS-series DSLR within the current lineup. The Canon SL3 is all but identical in size and weight to 2017's SL2, although it's just fractionally...

Nikon P1000 Review Conclusion: 3000mm launches the superzoom into ultra-telephoto territory


Click here to read our Nikon P1000 Review Conclusion

 
 

Superzoom cameras are an interesting bunch. These versatile all-in-one cameras usually offer way more zoom range than can be found with typical interchangeable lens camera setups thanks to clever optical designs and the cameras' tiny sensors. Over the years,...

The New King of Speed: The G-Drive Mobile Pro SSD is stinkin’ fast y’all

 
 

I have a sort of... obsession with fast storage drives. As a San Francisco commercial videographer and filmmaker with terabytes of 4K+ content in my possession, being limited by the speeds of my storage media feels like a problem with way too many solutions nowadays to let stand unchallenged. It's why I run large...

DxOMark reviews Panasonic S1 image sensor: 24-megapixel full-frame sensor performs among the best

 
 

Hot on the heels of sensor reviews for the Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R cameras, DxOMark has a review of one of Panasonic's first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 24-megapixel Panasonic S1. To briefly recap, the Panasonic S1 (and 47-megapixel S1R) are the first two cameras in Panasonic's new full-frame...

Sean Tucker’s portrait lighting kit, featuring the Godox AD200 flash

 
 

Over the past year, photographer Sean Tucker has been building up his portrait lighting kit to be powerful and portable. His kit comprises numerous strobes and accessories. In the video below, Tucker discusses the lights in his kit.

Whereas in the past, Tucker relied on big, heavy lights, he has since pivoted...