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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: New lens support and bug fixes for Canon EOS R and RP


 
 

For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup is a pretty short one, this time bringing with it news of just two updates from one company. (And both of them are pretty minor ones, too.)

The Canon...

Nikon Z6 Review Conclusion: An excellent blend of quality, performance and price

Click here to read our Nikon Z6 Review Conclusion

 
 

While the Nikon Z7 is aimed more towards professional photographers, particularly those needing high-resolution images, the simultaneously-announced Nikon Z6...

The LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle is a comically large drive for a very specific purpose

 
 

I usually start these hard drive reviews by mentioning how far a company has come, or the changes they have made in contrast to their normal paths, or mentioning what their competitors are doing, but I can't do that...

Firmware Friday: New lens support and bug fixes for Canon EOS R and RP


 
 

For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup is a pretty short one, this time bringing with it news of just two updates from one company. (And both of them are pretty minor ones, too.)

The Canon EOS RP has received its version 1.2.0 update (download here), and the EOS R is now on version 1.3.0 (...

Nikon Z6 Review Conclusion: An excellent blend of quality, performance and price

Click here to read our Nikon Z6 Review Conclusion

 
 

While the Nikon Z7 is aimed more towards professional photographers, particularly those needing high-resolution images, the simultaneously-announced Nikon Z6 offers a more modest 24MP full-frame sensor and a more modest price tag. But while the sensor might not...

Photographing waterfalls in the Faroe Islands with Mads Peter Iversen

 
 

As part of his ongoing video series, Photographing the Faroe Islands, photographer Mads Peter Iversen has visited numerous waterfalls. In his latest video, waterfalls are his primary focus as he explores the area and discusses his personal approach to waterfall photography.

The first location Iversen visits...

No tilt-shift lens? No problem! How to create a miniature tilt-shift effect using Adobe Photoshop

 
 

With a tilt-shift lens, you can use the lens' unique design to do all sorts of interesting things, including creating a miniature, toy-like image. Tilt-shift lenses are specialized photographic tools, often used by architecture photographers to ensure that the lines in their images are straight. When shooting a...

The LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle is a comically large drive for a very specific purpose

 
 

I usually start these hard drive reviews by mentioning how far a company has come, or the changes they have made in contrast to their normal paths, or mentioning what their competitors are doing, but I can't do that here. I can't bury the lede that much because I'm sure you've noticed, this thing looks super weird....

Capturing landscapes in difficult midday sun: Tips for turning harsh light into great photos

 
 

In an ideal world, it would always be possible to capture landscape images in beautiful early morning or sunset light. However, there are a plethora of reasons why you may instead find yourself shooting in harsh midday light. Typically, people would consider the middle of the day a bad time to shoot or impossible...

Olympus E-M1X Field Test Part III: In its element in the elements, shooting a stormy NASCAR race at Daytona


Click here to read part three of my Olympus E-M1X Field Test


 
 

For close to 30 years now, I've been a huge motorsports fan, but I've long had a box I wanted to check off the list. I'd attended a good few Formula One races in Europe and the USA, as well as the Indy 500, but the closest I'd ever been to a...

OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using large lights to create dynamic full length portraits

 
 

In Daniel Norton's ongoing education video series for Adorama, OnSet, he shows off different portraiture and portrait lighting techniques. Oftentimes, he is photographing from the waist or shoulders up. When lighting a full body portrait, the situation can be quite different and there are more things for the...

How high can your camera fly? We present our 2019 High ISO 8 x 10 print showdown

 
 

In the summer of 2014, we published our first High ISO Print showdown, and the results proved intriguing while also raising some interesting questions about the nature of ISO in general. Since that time there have certainly been advances made in modern digital cameras along multiple lines where overall image...

The Fuji X-H1 with power booster grip for just $999? That’s a steal!

 
 

It's not too hard for us to prove our love for higher-end products from Fujifilm. For starters, we gave our highest coveted yearly award to the worthy X-T3 this past December, naming it Best Camera for all of 2018. And the love extends to their Medium Format offerings in the GFX 50S and 50R, now the only two...

Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 all-in-one portrait lens: Is it actually good? — Shoot to Keep, Ep. 1

 
 

At Imaging Resource, we have prided ourselves on being a leader in the technical analysis of camera equipment. From lenses and cameras to lights and hard drives, we've done our best to evaluate equipment in a very detailed manner so that you know what piece of equipment will best suit your needs.

But in recent...

Firmware Friday: New lens support and bug fixes for Leica SL (Typ 601); Ricoh Theta V gets fixes too


 
 

This week's Firmware Friday roundup is unusually short and sweet, bringing with it news of just four updates, three of them from Leica and one from Ricoh. And with not a lot to discuss for any of these updates, we're going to skip the usual formalities and just get down to what's new, instead.

Leica's...

Panasonic S1R Field Test: Expertly blends classic feel & functionality with modern performance

Click here to read my Panasonic S1R Field Test

 
 

The Lumix S1R is Panasonic's first high-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, which alongside the 24-megapixel S1, kicked off their new Lumix S full-frame mirrorless camera system. There are many full-frame mirrorless cameras nowadays, so what sets the S1R apart?...

7 guiding principles to improve your compositional skills and help you create better photographs

 
 

One of the most exciting aspects of photography is that you can practice and put in the effort to improve your work and actually see the improvement taking place. If you go back and view your oldest images, you will often be able to see first-hand how far your skills have come. Further, no matter how talented a...

Canon announces four new PIXMA printers, offering students easier-to-use printing solutions

 
 

Earlier this week and just in time for students heading back to school, Canon announced a quartet of new PIXMA printers. The PIXMA printers: the TS8320, TS6320, TS5320 and TS3320, are designed to easily handle homework, term papers and projects with convenient set-up and usability features.

Some of these new...

Adobe updates Lightroom & Camera Raw: GPU-accelerated editing, new workflow options & more

 
 

Adobe has released its August updates for the Lightroom ecosystem and Adobe Camera Raw. The updates are focused on improving performance and giving users new workflow options.

The largest update in terms of performance improvements comes in the form of GPU-accelerated editing. This update is for Lightroom Classic...

Using content-aware fill in Adobe Photoshop to fix bad compositions

 
 

Ideally, when you are out in the field, you compose images just the right way while shooting. Unfortunately, photography doesn't always go according to plan and sometimes you return home with images you wish were a bit different. In some cases, simple cropping can fix the issue. However, sometimes you need space to...

Firmware Friday: Canon patching dozens of cameras for security; Blackmagic, Nikon and Sony updates, too

 
 

This week's Firmware Friday roundup brings news of updates from four manufacturers in total, although the bulk of these are from one company and are yet to be finalized. It's Canon which is providing the majority of the update news this week, as it works to correct six security vulnerabilities recently uncovered by...

Venus Optics announces availability of its new Micro Four Thirds Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye lens

 
 

Venus Optics has announced pricing and availability for their latest fisheye lens, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye. This lens has been designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras and can capture a 210-degree field of view. The lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime and unlike Laowa's Zero-D lenses, the new fisheye...

OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using a strip box to create natural vignette & capturing portraits using a ring light

 
 

Portrait photographer Daniel Norton is back with another pair of episodes in his ongoing OnSet video series for Adorama. In the new videos, seen below, Norton shows how to use a strip box to create dramatic soft light and shares tips for capturing better portraits using a ring light.

First, how can you create...