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Sony Alpha 1 Announced: 50MP, 30fps, Bird AF, 8K 30p video, and more [UPDATED]

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UPDATE 4:00pm: Our in-depth Sony A1 Preview is now published.

At 10 a.m. EST, Sony will live stream what promises to be an exciting announcement. We don't know what's...

In Other News: Adorama contest, Joe Biden’s photographer talks shop, a crazy pano, & more

 
 

Last week, we kicked off this new weekly series, 'In Other News.' The series highlights interesting stories from around the photo world. This week, Adorama has a new contest with a great prize package. Nikon might...

Nikon Z7 II Initial Gallery: See real-world shots from Nikon’s impressive high-res mirrorless camera

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Fresh off my Nikon Z6 II Field Test, I have been going hands-on with its high-resolution sibling, the Nikon Z7 II. While I continue working on the Z7 II Field Test, I...

Hands-on with Nikon’s pricey but super-fast and very sharp Z 50mm f/1.2 S prime lens (Sample Gallery)

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Nikon continues to grow to their mirrorless Z system, not only with new camera models -- such as the recently refreshed Z7 II and Z6 II bodies -- but also with...

Sony Alpha 1 Announced: 50MP, 30fps, Bird AF, 8K 30p video, and more [UPDATED]

Click here to read our detailed Sony A1 Preview

 
 

UPDATE 4:00pm: Our in-depth Sony A1 Preview is now published.

At 10 a.m. EST, Sony will live stream what promises to be an exciting announcement. We don't know what's being announced, but Sony promises 'The one never seen.' Is it a new camera, a new lens, both? We're...

ZY Optics announces Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M with improved optics

 
 

ZY Optics has announced the launch of its Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens in Leica M mount. ZY Optics makes a Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 in Canon EF and a Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III in Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount. However, ZY Optics states that the Leica M version has been specially redesigned for Leica M camera...

In Other News: Adorama contest, Joe Biden’s photographer talks shop, a crazy pano, & more

 
 

Last week, we kicked off this new weekly series, 'In Other News.' The series highlights interesting stories from around the photo world. This week, Adorama has a new contest with a great prize package. Nikon might be in trouble. Joe Biden's official photographer gives a great interview. Facebook improves its photo...

Cracked and confused: Lensrentals tears down the Canon RF 100-500mm lens to locate cracked glass

 
 

Roger Cicala and the Lensrentals team ships and receives a lot of gear. Some cameras and lenses will inevitably break with regular use and more often due to accidents. Damage during shipping is rare, and if you've rented from Lensrentals, you'll understand why. They're conscientious. However, several copies of the...

Irix announces 45mm f/1.4 manual focus lens for Fujifilm GFX system

 
 

After being teased by Irix, the company has officially announced the Irix 45mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm G mount. The 36mm equivalent prime is a high-speed manual focus lens for the medium format GFX system.

45mm is a great focal length on the GFX system, as is evidenced by Fujifilm's own GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR lens. While...

Nikon Z7 II Initial Gallery: See real-world shots from Nikon’s impressive high-res mirrorless camera

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Fresh off my Nikon Z6 II Field Test, I have been going hands-on with its high-resolution sibling, the Nikon Z7 II. While I continue working on the Z7 II Field Test, I wanted to share some real-world sample images to hold you over.

Like the Z6 II, the Z7 II shares...

Hands-on with Nikon’s pricey but super-fast and very sharp Z 50mm f/1.2 S prime lens (Sample Gallery)

Click here to browse our Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S Gallery

 
 

Nikon continues to grow to their mirrorless Z system, not only with new camera models -- such as the recently refreshed Z7 II and Z6 II bodies -- but also with new lens offerings, such as the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens. Announced alongside the Z 14-24mm f/2.8...

In Other News: CES 2021, Capture One update, Costco photo center, Apple ProRAW files and more

 
 

Welcome to the first edition of a new regular feature, 'In Other News'. Each week, you can find a recap of new product releases, updates, videos, tutorials and other photo-related news from around the web. There's a lot of news and great content around the web each week, too much to cover in detail with dedicated...

Sony announces 35mm f/1.4 G Master lens, promising high-end performance in compact form

 
 

Sony has announced its 59th E mount lens, the FE 35mm f/1.4 G Master. In addition to now offering nearly 60 lenses, including teleconverter and conversion lenses, the 35mm f/1.4 is Sony's 39th full-frame mirrorless optic. It's an impressive and versatile lineup. Notably, the new FE 35mm f/1.4 GM joins 2015's...

Sony unveils Airpeak, the world’s smallest drone capable of carrying Alpha mirrorless cameras

 
 

At this year's virtual CES, Sony unveiled its new Airpeak drone, 'the world's smallest drone capable of carrying the Alpha camera system.' Alongside the drone itself, Sony announced it will launch its drone business in the spring of 2021 and that the first phase of the Airpeak brand will be focused on professional...

Some Capture One prices increase on January 11

 
 

Certain versions of Capture One 21 will have their prices increased beginning on January 11. First reported by PhotoRumors, select Capture One 21 products will have their prices increased by upwards of $70 USD. News of the price increase has also been seen on Capture One's forums. Multiple users have remarked about...

Nikon Z6 II Field Test: How important are the Z6 II’s improvements?

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Two years after the launch of the original Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera, Nikon has released an upgraded model, aptly named the Nikon Z6 II. The new camera maintains many of the same features as its predecessor, but nonetheless, Nikon has made improvements in...

NiSi announces 15mm f/4 manual lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

 
 

NiSi has announced a 15mm f/4 manual focus wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Nisi 15mm f/4 lens is being released for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E lens mounts. The lens will also be released for the APS-C Fujifilm X mount, on which it will have an equivalent focal length of 22mm.

The Nisi...

Flashpoint announces XPLOR 100 Pro battery-powered monolight, its lightest and smallest flash unit

 
 

Adorama and Flashpoint has announced the XPLOR 100 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight. The XPLOR 100 Pro is a 100 watt-second, rechargeable lithium-powered flash and is Flashpoint's lightest and smallest flash unit.

The XPLOR 100 Pro is a wireless flash and utilizes R2 wireless communication. The 2.4GHz radio...

Welcome, OM Digital Solutions: Olympus completes transfer of Imaging business

 
 

UPDATED: 9:28pm ET

Olympus Corporation has concluded the transfer of its Imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP), a move which was first announced back in June. The final transfer on January 1, 2021 was based on the definitive agreement both Olympus and JIP signed on September 30, 2020. With the...

Camera of the Year Roundtable: Madavor Photo Editors debate the best cameras of 2020

 
 

Ever since we named the game-changing Sony RX1 our Best Overall Camera in 2012, we've been bringing you our choices for the Best of the Best from the world of camera and lens gear each year. It's been an honor to do so, and yet never without much thought and healthy debating amongst our ranks of colleagues in...

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

 
 

In late November we were treated to a precious few weeks with the new Olympus 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro lens, and I was able to coax my colleagues into letting me borrow it for a few days. I was working on a larger project encompassing several products from the OM-D system, and in the process decided to pull some of the...

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...

Nikon Z7 II First Shots: Lab sample images from Nikon’s refreshed high-res full-frame Z camera

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Earlier this year, Nikon refreshed both of their original full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras, announcing the Z6 II and the Z7 II. Both cameras remain nearly identical to their predecessor from a visual standpoint, save for now offering dual card slots (yes!)....

Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is the pro tele-zoom the Z system needed: See our in-depth Field Test

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Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S VR Nikkor Field Test

 
 

The 70-200mm f/2.8 lens has long proven to be a staple in many enthusiast and professional photography kits. It’s a versatile focal length, and the bright f/2.8 aperture allows it to work well in a wide variety of demanding situations. The lens...