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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

The Sony RX100 Mark VI is a good video camera, but doesn’t advance the series


Click here to read about the Sony RX100 VI's Video Features & Analysis

 
 

It's hard to say that there is anything specifically wrong with the Sony RX100 VI because the primary difference between it and the Mark V...

Chinese lens maker Kipon releases five f/2.4 prime lenses for Nikon and Canon mirrorless cameras

 
 

Chinese lens company Kipon has released five lenses for the new mirrorless Nikon Z and Canon R lens mounts. These are among the first third-party lenses to be announced for the new full-frame mirrorless camera...

Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-On + Gallery: At last, a bright telephoto prime for Fuji shooters


Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-on

 
 

If you're a Fujifilm photographer and you've been patiently waiting for a long, bright telephoto prime lens for your work in the field, that wait is now...

Sigma announces release of their new $1,500 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports pro telephoto zoom

 
 

First revealed at Photokina, Sigma has announced that their new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be hitting store shelves later this month. The new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom will join two other...

The Sony RX100 Mark VI is a good video camera, but doesn’t advance the series


Click here to read about the Sony RX100 VI's Video Features & Analysis

 
 

It's hard to say that there is anything specifically wrong with the Sony RX100 VI because the primary difference between it and the Mark V is basically just the lens. But given its hefty $1200 price tag, it's hard to find a lot to truly love...

In surprise move, you can now export Apple ProRes from Premiere Pro on a PC

 
 

This is one of those "never saw that coming" moments that are few and far between in the photo/video industry. In a shocking move, Adobe now offers support for exporting Apple ProRes on the Windows platform with today’s updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps. The apps that can now do this export regardless...

Color spaces explained: Ensure your colors look great on all devices by selecting the right color profile

 
 

Have you ever uploaded one of your images to the internet or had it printed and wondered why the colors looked completely different than they did on your display when you were working on the image? In many cases, this is due to an issue with color spaces and profiles. With a basic understanding of color spaces and...

Adobe updates Lightroom Classic and adds more supported cameras & lenses

 
 

Adobe has added a few new features to Lightroom Classic such as customization of Develop Panel, Add to Collection option in auto-import settings, Grid Snap option in book module, other enhancements, support for new cameras and lenses, and bug fixes. For a full list of all the cameras and lenses added to ACR, you...

How to work nondestructively with raw photos in Adobe Photoshop

 
 

For many photographers, Adobe Lightroom is a great way to edit their raw image files. It’s powerful, versatile and offers many organizational tools. However, Adobe Photoshop is also a proven way to open and process raw files alongside Adobe Camera Raw, which utilizes similar tools as you can find in Adobe...

From capture to print: Misty & moody photography with Thomas Heaton

 
 

Last week, photographer Thomas Heaton headed to the Peak District and did some misty early morning landscape photography. The weather was very foggy, which leads to moody scenes. When shooting in fog, you lose a lot of fine detail and sharpness in the scene, but by leaning into the conditions, you can capture...

Behind the scenes in Dubai with portrait photographer Irene Rudnyk

 
 

Portrait photographer and educator Irene Rudnyk recently headed from Canada to Dubai to host a workshop along with photographer Andras Schram. In the video below, we go behind the scenes with Rudnyk on a lovely natural light photoshoot in a desert in Dubai.

Rudnyk went with her typical combination, which is a...

Chinese lens maker Kipon releases five f/2.4 prime lenses for Nikon and Canon mirrorless cameras

 
 

Chinese lens company Kipon has released five lenses for the new mirrorless Nikon Z and Canon R lens mounts. These are among the first third-party lenses to be announced for the new full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The lenses have already been made available on Amazon for other mounts, including Sony mirrorless...

Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-On + Gallery: At last, a bright telephoto prime for Fuji shooters


Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Hands-on

 
 

If you're a Fujifilm photographer and you've been patiently waiting for a long, bright telephoto prime lens for your work in the field, that wait is now over. I recently had the chance to take the new XF 200mm f/2 WR into the field for a few days shooting...

Two Minute Tips: Why a wider focal length is not the cause of distortion in your portraits

 
 

Conventional wisdom often states that the focal length of your lens affects how a subject appears, especially with respect to how a person appears in a portrait. Photographer David Bergman argues in the latest episode of Two Minute Tips for Adorama that this is wrong and that a wider focal length doesn't...

Sigma announces release of their new $1,500 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports pro telephoto zoom

 
 

First revealed at Photokina, Sigma has announced that their new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be hitting store shelves later this month. The new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom will join two other f/2.8 zoom lenses, the 14-24mm and 24-70mm Art lenses, to complete the standard pro-zoom trio.

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Firmware Friday: Better streaming for Panasonic AJ-PX270; Nikon resurrects IPTC Preset Manager


 
 

This week's Firmware Friday is one of our briefest in recent memory, with news from just two companies. We'll thus keep the update equally brief, and get down to the news from Nikon and Panasonic. (Not shooting gear from either company? Perhaps you'd like a preview of Adobe Lightroom-rival Luminar 3's...

Look out, Lightroom: Luminar with Libraries launching on December 18

 
 

Last month, I had the opportunity to get briefed on Luminar 3 with Libraries, which has been teased for awhile by Luminar developer Skylum. Well, it looks great and it’s coming soon. Very soon actually, as the Luminar with Libraries update will be launching on December 18.

To bring you up to speed, Luminar 3 with...

How to enhance eyes in your portraits using Photoshop CC

 
 

It is often said that eyes are the windows to the soul. It makes sense then that there are so many tutorials out there about how to retouch and improve the look of eyes in Photoshop. In a new video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid, he looks at how to make eyes look amazing in Photoshop CC 2019 using adjustment...

DxO PhotoLab 2.1 released: Improved search performance and new camera support added

 
 

In October, DxO released the new version of their raw editing software, PhotoLab 2. The French software and imaging tech company has just released the first update to PhotoLab 2, bringing the software to version 2.1

Version 2.1 adds improvements to the new PhotoLibrary image asset management system introduced...

Adding a sense of motion to still images with camera panning

 
 

To create a sense of motion in your photographs, you can use a panning technique. This involves using a slow shutter speed and then moving your camera such that you keep your subject in essentially the same location of the frame during the duration of the exposure. By utilizing this technique, you can keep your...

Two Minute Tips: How to get creative with different bokeh shapes

 
 

This week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman is all about bokeh. Did you know that the term “bokeh” comes from a Japanese word meaning blur or haze? To get circular bokeh, you should use a fast lens with its lowest f-number, such as f/1.4 or f/1.8.

When you stop down the aperture, you can see the...

How to get great light from a small speedlight: OnSet with Daniel Norton

 
 

One of the first accessories an aspiring portrait photographer should purchase is a speedlight for their camera. While most cameras have a built-in flash, it is limited by its small power output and being locked into place on your camera. By purchasing a speedlight, even a small one, you open up many possibilities...

The top equipment rented from Lensrentals in 2018 may surprise you

 
 

Every year, Lensrentals has done their best to compile a list of the most rented equipment out of their stores, and with 2018 being their biggest rental year ever (they keep growing!), they thought it prudent to share their findings from 2018. Now if you only read the comment section on this website and others, you...

Why a folding v-flat is an indispensable tool for many studio photographers

 
 

For studio photographers, a v-flat can quickly become an indispensable tool. A v-flat can be used as a flag, as a background, to bounce light, to reduce bouncing light and much more. There’s a lot to like about v-flats, but generally speaking, there’s one big thing to dislike about them, they are themselves big. If...