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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Lots of love for X-mount, L-mount lenses from Fuji and Sigma, plus software too


 
 

A little later than intended -- your humble editor has been under the weather for the past few days -- our Firmware Friday roundup arrives this week predominantly bearing news on the lens front. In all, five lenses for Fuji X-mount and Leica L-mount have been updated in the past week, with the majority of...

The Olympus E-M5 Mark III is at last here! We have plenty of early content to get you started (UPDATE)


Olympus E-M5 Mark III Overview • Field Test Pt. 1 • Lab Samples

UPDATE - 10:30am: In addition to the E-M5 III, Olympus has also announced the new E-PL10. This camera is being introduced to the Japanese and Chinese markets only at this time. See down below for more details.

 
 

Say hello to the Olympus E-M5 Mark...

Skylum Luminar 4 is now available for preorder at a promotional price and with a special bonus

 
 

Skylum has opened preorders for Luminar 4, their upcoming complete photo editing solution. Over the last few months, Skylum has been teasing the software by showing off new features, particularly ones which leverage the power of artificial intelligence. New and improved features for Luminar 4 include AI Sky...

Our Photo of the Day Contest is still alive and kicking!

 
 

As you'll have all likely read both on our site and a few additional camera sites recently, our publication will be minimizing our traditional output somewhat beginning in 2020. But I wanted to let you all know that for now, and hopefully for a long time to come, our esteemed Photo of the Day Contest is still very...

The end is (probably) nigh: After almost 22 years, Imaging Resource is set to wind down in early 2020


 
 

First off, apologies to all our readers that you're only hearing from us about this now, when other sites posted the news a couple of days ago. The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, and I'm writing this from Japan, where I'm gathering material for no less than four tech stories that'll appear on the...

Firmware Friday: New features, improvements for Ricoh GR III; Canon hears our pleas for 24p video


 
 

As another weekend arrives, it's time once more for our regular weekly summary of all that's new in the world of camera firmware. And this week, our Firmware Friday roundup brings with it something pretty cool. Not only do we have news of a camera receiving some new features -- which we always like to see --...

Nikon Z50 hands-on: Z-mount shrink-rayed plus two new DX-format lenses & finally, the Z6/Z7 battery pack!


 
 

Some 14 months have passed now since Nikon reinvented its mirrorless camera strategy from the ground up, launching two new full-frame cameras that together shared a brand-new lens mount, the Nikon Z6 and Z7. Today, the company has expanded that line in a new and more affordable direction with a third model,...

Modern tricks & an optical treat: Inspired by a legend, the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct arrives on Halloween

 
 

There are some lenses throughout Nikon's history which transcend being simply a lens and take on a distinguished status. For its rarity, incredible performance and catchy "Noct" moniker, the Nikon Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 is one of these lenses. To this day, it is a much sought after fast prime lens, especially due...

Firmware Friday: Panasonic UC4000 and control gear updated; Fujifilm updates software for X-A7


 
 

This week's Firmware Friday roundup will be a brief one, with only a handful of updates apiece to discuss from Fujifilm and Panasonic, so we'll do away with the usual preamble, formatting and the like, and just get down to what's new, instead.

Fujifilm's updates are for its Raw File Converter EX 3.0...

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...

Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020, incorporating additional AI-powered features

 
 

Adobe has announced Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020, the latest versions of the easy-to-use photo and video editing software. Leveraging the latest Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence technology, Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020 are faster and simpler to use than ever before. Let's take a...

Flagship Sony A9 II boasts a new body, better AF / IS, plus gigabit Ethernet, 5GHz Wi-Fi and dual UHS-II

 
 

Some 2.5 years after it courted professional photographers with its Alpha mirrorless camera series with the flagship Sony A9, the Japanese manufacturer returns with a new flagship model. While it retains its predecessor's image sensor unchanged, the Sony A9 II nevertheless brings with it a lengthy laundry-list of...

Epson announces 24-inch and 44-inch professional printers: SureColor P7570 and SureColor P9570

 
 

In the high-end printing industry, products are released much slower, meaning that each new product introduces major updates, rather than incremental upgrades. Epson's new SureColor P-Series wide-format printers, the P7570 and P9570, highlight this by introducing new ink and printer head technologies. When I had a...

Sigma Aizu factory update: Magnesium machining and Sigma fp body production!

 
 

I recently got the chance to visit Sigma Corporation's lens (and camera) factory in Aizuwakamatsu Japan again. As part of the big product announcement for the new Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, they invited myself, Carey Rose from DPReview and Johnnie Behiri from Cinema5D to attend, and brought us to Aizu...

Canon 90D Field Test Part I: Examining the handling & image quality of this new intermediate-level DSLR

Click here to read our Canon 90D Field Test Part I

 
 

A long-awaited update to Canon's popular 80D camera from all the way back in 2016, the new Canon 90D offers a familiar yet subtlely improved exterior bundled with an all-new imaging pipeline -- a new 32.5-megapixel APS-C sensor and a faster DIGIC 8 image...

Firmware Friday: New features for Canon EOS R and RP, Fuji GFX100 and Sony A9, plus a Fuji X-A7 bugfix


 
 

This week's Firmware Friday roundup is rather bigger than they've been of late, bringing with it news of some interesting feature-enhancing updates for several mirrorless cameras from Canon, Fujifilm and Sony, as well as a bug fix for another Fuji camera. The models receiving new features span a gamut from...

Canon SL3 Field Test Part II: A real-world night shoot, plus flash concerns, battery life, 4K video and more!


Click here to read part two of my Canon SL3 Field Test


 
 

Recently, I posted my first field test for the Canon Rebel SL3, an EOS-series camera that, in an increasingly mirrorless world, proves Canon nevertheless still sees demand for DSLRs even at the entry-level end of the market. And now, I've followed up...

Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Field Test: A compact and impressive GFX prime lens

Click here to read my Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 Field Test

 
 

As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup for the medium-format GFX system, the company has really run the gamut with respect to the size and weight of their lenses. Recently, GFX owners have been treated to a pair of excellent telephoto lenses,...

Exposure Software releases Exposure X5, including new selective editing features and more

 
 

Exposure Software (formerly known as Alien Skin Software) has launched Exposure X5, the latest version of their complete non-destructive raw editing software. The primary features of X5 include over 500 customizable presets, 3D color masking, Photoshop and Lightroom plug-in support, black and white processing,...

Canon M200 brings 4K video to entry-level EOS M mirrorless


Canon M200 Preview


 
 

From next month, there will be a new entry point to Canon's fledgling EOS M mirrorless camera lineup, and for the first time it will include 4K video. That news comes to us this morning thanks to the launch of the brand-new Canon EOS M200, a followup to 2017's M100. Compared to its...