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Budget-friendly, 24-mpix Fuji X-T100 crosses handling of X-T20 with image quality, affordability of X-A5


 
 

If you've been tempted by the Fuji X-T20 but haven't yet found yourself able to justify its pricetag, then Fujifilm has some intriguing news for you today. The company has just launched its latest model -- the...

Panasonic details upcoming firmware updates for GH5, GH5S and G9 cameras

 
 

Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for the GH5, GH5S and the G9 that will be available on May 30, 2018. This announcement comes a bit ahead of the actual release, which is unusual but probably not...

Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis: For $2000, the A7 III is an attractive full-frame 4K video option


Click here to read our Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis

 
 

As you probably know from reading reviews, including ours, the Sony A7 III is a pretty darn good full frame stills camera, especially given its $2000...

Sigma announces release date and price for their new fast 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art portrait prime

 
 

After announcing the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens earlier this year, Sigma has announced when you'll be able to purchase the lens and for how much.

To recap, the new lens, dubbed by Sigma as the "Bokeh Master" is their longest focal length lens with a f/1.4 maximum aperture. In total, it's the ninth f/1.4...

4 photographers shoot the same model: Three Canon cameras and a Nikon face off

 
 

Photographer and popular YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi is back with another edition of her 4 Photographers Shoot the Same Model video series. In her latest video, she's joined by photographers Sawyer Hartman, Phil Shaw and Mark Singerman.

As always, it's interesting to not only see how differently the various...

Stopping down for better skin textures: You don’t always need to shoot portraits wide open

 
 

Many of us have heard of the term "portrait prime" to describe a fast lens. Photographers often reach for f/1.4, f/1.8 and f/2 lenses when shooting portraits to capture images with shallow depth of field and dreamy backgrounds. Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles often opts for a stopped down aperture instead, which is an...

Budget-friendly, 24-mpix Fuji X-T100 crosses handling of X-T20 with image quality, affordability of X-A5


 
 

If you've been tempted by the Fuji X-T20 but haven't yet found yourself able to justify its pricetag, then Fujifilm has some intriguing news for you today. The company has just launched its latest model -- the 24.2-megapixel Fuji X-T100 -- and it pairs styling and handling akin to that of its pricier X-T...

OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using shadows to accentuate and shape your subject’s face

 
 

Photographer and educator Daniel Norton has an ongoing video series, OnSet for Adorama and in his latest episode, he shows us how to harness the power of shadows to create dramatic black and white portraits.

Photographers spend a lot of time working with lights and modifiers to remove shadows, but there are times...

Is lens compression real? Fstoppers aims to show why it doesn’t exist

 
 

Lee Morris and Patrick Hall of Fstoppers decided to tackle the topic with the aim of showing that lens compression doesn't exist. As we can see in the video below, the background elements certainly -- and dramatically -- change in size relative to the subject, which in this case is Patrick's face. What's going on...

Panasonic details upcoming firmware updates for GH5, GH5S and G9 cameras

 
 

Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for the GH5, GH5S and the G9 that will be available on May 30, 2018. This announcement comes a bit ahead of the actual release, which is unusual but probably not unwelcome. This update, though not available for download until May 30, is slated to improve AF performance...

Using layer masks in Photoshop: Getting started plus 7 tips and tricks for making the most of masks

 
 

Layer masks are a big reason why Photoshop is a more powerful and versatile photo editing tool than something like Lightroom. However, with great power can sometimes come great complexity. Whereas tools such as gradient filters and sliders are highly intuitive, things like masking is not always as straightforward....

Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis: For $2000, the A7 III is an attractive full-frame 4K video option


Click here to read our Sony A7 III Video Features & Analysis

 
 

As you probably know from reading reviews, including ours, the Sony A7 III is a pretty darn good full frame stills camera, especially given its $2000 price point. It outclasses it's closest rivals in just about every category when it comes to...

Skylum Software develops new collaborative AI Lab, aiming to make software smarter and more efficient

 
 

Skylum Software, the developers of popular photo editing software Luminar and Aurora HDR, has announced the formation of a new research and development division focused on artificial intelligence technologies within photo editing. The new Skylum AI Lab is a collaboration between Skylum and its sister company,...

Printing your photos: 7 printing mistakes to avoid

 
 

Did yesterday's article about printing get you fired up to start making prints of your own? If so, a new video from photographer Nigel Danson will help you avoid seven mistakes when making prints.

Don't feel discouraged if you make an error when printing. I've made hundreds of prints and every so often, I still...

A day in the life of the Panasonic ZS200: Initial gallery images from this 360mm eq. compact

 
 

Having a 360mm-equivalent zoom paired with a relatively large 1-inch-type sensor in a small and light package that fits in the palm of your hand is definitely enticing. I recently spent time with the Panasonic 50-200mm f/2.8-4, and that lens is super-light compared to what you can get in the APS-C and Full Frame...

RAW versus DNG: What are the advantages and disadvantages of DNG files?

 
 

If you use Adobe software such as Lightroom and Photoshop, you may convert and save your RAW files as DNG files. This can improve performance, save space and offer other benefits. However, Tony Northrup argues in a new video, seen below, that it might be a mistake to rely heavily upon DNG files.

There are...

Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Lens Review: The premier f/2.8 supertelephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds


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We're cranking away here, churning through a backlog of lens reviews, and next up is our lab review of the new Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 Leica supertelephoto lens. Debuting towards the end of 2017, the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 just made the cut-off for our...

Adam Gibbs travels from Canada to the Lake District in the United Kingdom and finds a familiar subject

 
 

When we join photographer Adam Gibbs on his photography vlogs, we are often treated to lovely forests, streams and other nature scenes in British Columbia, Canada. However, in his latest video, we join Gibbs in the picturesque Lake District in the United Kingdom.

Although he traveled 6,000 miles and crossed the...

Tips and tricks to help you start printing your own photos

 
 

It's great to view and share your photos online and there are many excellent ways to do so. However, it's tough to top a print. There's something special about holding your work in your hands and being able to share a physical print with others. If you're new to printing, it can feel a bit daunting as it often...

Editing 5 images from start to finish in Capture One Pro

 
 

Capture One Pro is a very powerful photo editor. In the video below, David and Alex from the Capture One team go through five images from start-to-finish, showing off many different techniques and tools within the software.

The video is great if you are already using Capture One, but if you're not and would like...

Firmware Friday: Catching up on news from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony


 
 

Firmware Friday has been on a brief hiatus the last couple of weeks, but it returns in style this week with news from almost all of the main players in the camera market. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony are all represented in this roundup, which covers everything released in the...

Are you using your camera wrong? 7 ways you might be and how to fix your mistakes

 
 

B&H certainly knows a thing or two about cameras, being one of the largest camera retailers out there, and that means they also know a lot about how people use their cameras. B&H has outlined seven common ways people incorrectly use their cameras in the video below. Are you guilty of any these mistakes?

The first...

Ted Forbes and Kevin Raber discuss mirrorless technology, photography and breaking rules

 
 

Ted Forbes with The Art of Photography recently sat down with Kevin Raber of The Luminous Landscape at a recent Sony event to discuss photography.

The discussion covers a wide range of topics. When you put two great photographic minds together at a table, you know that'll be an interesting talk. Early on, Raber...