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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Rose City wonder: We take Sony’s A7R II street shooting in Portland, OR

 
 

Our intrepid Senior Reviews Editor, Mike Tomkins, is hands-on with the brand new Sony A7R II in sunny Portland, Oregon. Rising bright and early Pacific-time this morning, Mike's sent over a first batch of real-world...

Nikon unveils three new lenses, including a wide prime, a VR-enabled 24-70mm and a versatile 200-500mm supertelephoto

Normally, when new lenses are released simultaneously, they tend to fall within the same section of a given manufacturers lens categories. Not this time though. Nikon has officially lifted the veil on three brand new lenses, each of which fall...

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review: 25 years later, the ‘nifty fifty’ receives much-needed updates

 
 

Ahh, the venerable "nifty fifty." This inexpensive, lightweight prime lens has had a spot in most photographers' cameras bags at one time or another. The Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens is one of the most popular options,...

Seeing the unseeable: Fujifilm releases infrared version of its flagship X-T1 camera

Fujifilm has thrown the photography world a curveball. Today, the Japanese photography company introduced an infrared version of its flagship X-T1 mirrorless camera, the X-T1 IR.

Similar in every other regard to its sibling, the X-T1 IR’s...

Snorkel or Scuba vacation? Time for an underwater housing! (WARNING - Addictive!)

 
 

Do you have a vacation trip planned, with an opportunity to go snorkeling or scuba diving? You don't have to be an accomplished diver; if you're a decent swimmer, a lot of resorts offer on-the-spot classes that will...

Rose City wonder: We take Sony’s A7R II street shooting in Portland, OR

 
 

Our intrepid Senior Reviews Editor, Mike Tomkins, is hands-on with the brand new Sony A7R II in sunny Portland, Oregon. Rising bright and early Pacific-time this morning, Mike's sent over a first batch of real-world gallery shots for your pixel-peeping pleasure. 

Sporting a brand-new 42.4-megapixel...

‘What’s the Difference’ between a softbox with and without a grid?

Profoto has created a series of videos titled What’s the Difference?. In it, Profoto and a chosen photographer break down the difference between two variations in regards to using certain light modifiers. In their latest episode, photographer Jared Platt compares the difference between shooting through a softbox with and without using a grid.

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Nikon unveils three new lenses, including a wide prime, a VR-enabled 24-70mm and a versatile 200-500mm supertelephoto

Normally, when new lenses are released simultaneously, they tend to fall within the same section of a given manufacturers lens categories. Not this time though. Nikon has officially lifted the veil on three brand new lenses, each of which fall into an entirely different category of lens: an AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8E ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR...

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review: 25 years later, the ‘nifty fifty’ receives much-needed updates

 
 

Ahh, the venerable "nifty fifty." This inexpensive, lightweight prime lens has had a spot in most photographers' cameras bags at one time or another. The Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens is one of the most popular options, with the original debuting all the way back in 1987. The "version II" revision, introduced some 25 years...

Seeing the unseeable: Fujifilm releases infrared version of its flagship X-T1 camera

Fujifilm has thrown the photography world a curveball. Today, the Japanese photography company introduced an infrared version of its flagship X-T1 mirrorless camera, the X-T1 IR.

Similar in every other regard to its sibling, the X-T1 IR’s sensor captures different light from the electromagnetic spectrum, including ultraviolet, infrared, and...

Japan Camera Hunter and CameraFilmPhoto team up again, this time for 120 Rollei film bundles

Almost a month ago to date we shared with you a collection of new film bundles created by Japan Camera Hunter and CameraFilmPhoto. Today, we have for you a new update from the analogue collaboration.

After much success with their 35MM film bundles – and a handful of requests from consumers – Japan Camera Hunter and CameraFilmPhoto have...

Think Tank Photo wants to give your camera bag some personality with its new Roller Flair Kits

If you feel your camera bag has been lacking personality, Think Tank Photo has a new roller camera bag accessory that might just make your day. Think Tank is calling them Roller Flair Kits, colorful components for Think Tanks’s Roller camera bags that come in green, red, orange and blue.

You can choose all one color for the included...

This is interesting: Sony is closing its online US store on August 28th!

In an era where many camera makers seem focused on driving more sales directly to their own online stores rather than through dealers, Sony has announced that at 1pm PST on August 28th, its online US store will no longer take orders. Instead of selling products directly, Sony will instead have a ‘new’ and ‘exciting’ product website that will...

Snorkel or Scuba vacation? Time for an underwater housing! (WARNING - Addictive!)

 
 

Do you have a vacation trip planned, with an opportunity to go snorkeling or scuba diving? You don't have to be an accomplished diver; if you're a decent swimmer, a lot of resorts offer on-the-spot classes that will having you diving in no time. And you can have a blast snorkeling, even without extensive training:...

Pentax K-S2 Review: Ricoh’s affordable, all-weather DSLR sports all the latest innovations


 
 

When we spoke to Ricoh about its nascent K-S DSLR lineup at the CP+ show earlier this year, the company told us that it was all about innovation. The all-weather Pentax K-S2 is true to its word, sporting all the latest must-have tech.

Features we've never seen before in a Pentax DSLR are to be found in the...

More heat for Light: ‘SLR-killer’ camera maker wins $25 million in new funding,  we have the interview

Yesterday, photography start-up Light, whom we’ve introduced and interviewed in the past, announced it had secured $25 million in Series B funding, putting their allegedly SLR-killing smartphone camera tech a big step closer to reality.

We talked with with Light CEO Dave Grannan and CTO Rajiv Laroia to learn what this means for the company,...

Panasonic GX8 Beta First Shots: Pixel-peep the highest-res Micro Four Thirds camera to date

 
 

While it may be a beta sample, we've gotten our hands on a brand-new Panasonic GX8 and shot some test photos with it. We've published our standard First Shots set of lab sample images, and they're now ready for your perusal -- with the provision that due to the prototype nature of this unit, image quality might be...

Fujifilm X-T10 Field Test: Classic style, modern features

 
 

Our favorite Maine-based landscape and nature photographer Jeremy Gray is back once again with another in-depth Field Test, this time taking the brand-new Fuji X-T10 out for a spin. Spending some quality time with the much-lauded Fuji X-T1's little brother, Jeremy dives in to discuss both the good and bad for this...

ISO 4 Million: Canon’s new Multi-Purpose Camera sees in the dark

Get your night vision goggles ready. Canon has unveiled a brand new multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH.

The first of its kind for Canon, the ME20F-SH features a cube-like design and is capable of capturing Full HD video up to an equivalent ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000 with its full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor.

Yes, ISO 4 million.

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Nikon D5500: See the full review and our final conclusion for Nikon’s latest middle-tier DSLR

 
 

Nikon has enjoyed great success with their 5000-series, mid-level DSLR's dating back to the D5000, which debuted in 2009, to the D5300 which was honored with a well-deserved Camera of Distinction honor here on our site in our 2013 COTY awards. Here in 2015, we've very much enjoyed our time with the fifth and latest...

WANTED: $75,000 reward posted for drone operators who flew UAVs over California wildfires

Over the past two months, on three separate occasions, drones have delayed firefighting efforts in California’s San Bernardino County, where wildfires have been a weekly occurrence as of late.

In response, San Bernardino County Supervisors have announced they are offering $75,000 in total rewards to anyone who comes forward with information...

KeyFeed lets you browse, ‘like’, and share your Instagram feed right from your keyboard

In iOS 8, Apple finally opened up third party access to the keyboard, giving developers and users means to customize their keyboards however they see fit. Naturally, many developers created customized tools that can change the font, color, and style of keyboards, but a few have gone above and beyond, providing unique keyboards to add an even...

Lightroom Dashboard is Google Analytics for every image you’ve ever taken

One of the most underrated aspects of digital photography is the ability to capture metadata with every single snap of the shutter. Not only does the metadata capture the shutter speed, aperture and ISO used, it also captures what lens you were using, what the focal length was and even where it was taken if your camera has GPS capabilities.

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Lensrental and Zacuto team up for #withmycamera giveaway with over $10K in prizes

Normally, we don’t publicize giveaways, but Lensrentals and Zacuto have partnered up for a pretty sweet deal. From now through Thursday, Lensrentals and Zacuto are giving away over $10,000 in gear, mostly aimed at the cinematography crowd.

The giveaway is split into individual days, with each day containing its own set of prizes. Today’s...

Sony RX10 II First Shots posted! Take a look at the new stacked-sensor high-speed superzoom

 
 

Sony RX10 II First Shots are here -- hot and fresh, straight from the lab!

As the name suggests, the RX10 II comes as the successor to the very popular Sony RX10 and maintains many of its hallmark features, such as the versatile Zeiss-branded, 24-200mm-equivalent lens with a bright, constant f/2.8 aperture. Also...