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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Canon EOS R: A deep-dive Q&A session with the Canon engineers


 
 

Canon's new EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera has stirred a lot of buzz, and I'm sure readers will have as many questions as we've had about it.

I had a chance to sit down with a panel of top Canon...

Nikon Z7 First Shots: Lab sample images with a final-production camera


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Although we've already had hands-on with the new Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as posted some real-world images and sample videos, so far...

Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part I: A few days in NYC with Fujifilm’s new flagship X-series camera


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Just last week Fujifilm announced the successor to their wildly-popular X-T2 camera, aptly-named the Fujifilm X-T3 -- no surprises there with the product naming....

How to emphasize the foreground in landscape photography to create a more powerful photograph

 
 

Composition is one of the most important aspects of any great photograph. In landscape photography, there is a lot of consideration placed on composing the frame from front to back. After all, you often want to produce images with a lot of depth. In a two-dimensional medium such as photography, there are different...

Canon EOS R: A deep-dive Q&A session with the Canon engineers


 
 

Canon's new EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera has stirred a lot of buzz, and I'm sure readers will have as many questions as we've had about it.

I had a chance to sit down with a panel of top Canon engineers at the recent product launch event in Hawaii, and ask all my usual techie questions; the results...

Behind the scenes of real-world wedding photography

 
 

This weekend, we want to show you a great behind-the-scenes video from Dan and Sally Watson. In addition to reviewing gear, the duo are full-time photographers and photograph a lot of weddings. For those interested in starting wedding photography or perhaps just looking for fresh ideas, the video below is a great...

Firmware Friday: Sony Alpha 9, FS7 and FS7 II, Sigma lenses / converters and Nikon software all updated

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This week's regular Firmware Friday roundup is a relatively straightforward affair, with news of new firmware or software updates from just a handful of companies in the past seven days. On the camera front, Sony has updates for the Alpha 7 mirrorless camera, as well as the FS7 and FS7 II video cameras....

Laws of Light: Overpower the sun with high-speed sync

 
 

As part of Jay P. Morgan’s ongoing Laws of Light video series, his latest video is all about high speed sync. High-speed sync strobes allow you to shoot at shutter speeds faster than your camera’s built-in flash sync, which often ranges from 1/160s to 1/250s. If you are shooting outside in bright light,...

Sony launches “Alpha Female” program to improve opportunities for women in photography & filmmaking

 
 

Photography has long been something of a male-dominated industry. Despite there being many incredibly talented women photographers, if you head to a workshop or a popular photo spot, you will still often see a disproportionately high number of male photographers. Sony wants to help change that and empower women...

Nikon Z7 First Shots: Lab sample images with a final-production camera


Click here to see our Nikon Z7 Sample Images

 
 

Although we've already had hands-on with the new Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as posted some real-world images and sample videos, so far everything's been from a pre-production or prototype version of the camera. Well, at last, we've gotten our...

Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part I: A few days in NYC with Fujifilm’s new flagship X-series camera


Click here to read our Fuji X-T3 Field Test Pt. 1

 
 

Just last week Fujifilm announced the successor to their wildly-popular X-T2 camera, aptly-named the Fujifilm X-T3 -- no surprises there with the product naming. What is rather surprising is that while Fuji managed to keep the body design nearly identical, they...

Review: Peak Design’s Travel Backpack unfortunately falls short in its goal to be one bag that does it all

 
 

Peak Design is one of the most successful, fastest-growing brands in the photographic industry. The entire industry, not just bags. They have a massive fan base and even big names like Sony and DJI are working with them to create either co-branded products or custom embroidered swag. They have a massive following...

Excire Search Pro Review: Automatically keyword your entire Lightroom library based on image content

 
 

If you have a lot of images in your Lightroom library, it can be very difficult to find a specific image or keep your library organized. There are numerous built-in tools you can use, such as creating keywords, but if you are trying to add keywords to tens of thousands of images, it can take a long time....

Pentax K-1 II Field Test: The uniquely upgradable full-frame DSLR flagship gets its first real-world workout


 
 

If you prefer DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, there's only one company which can offer you a choice of APS-C, full-frame and medium-format DSLRs: Ricoh's Pentax brand uniquely offers products in all three categories. It's to the middle of that trio that we turn our attention today, and specifically, to the...

Sample photos from Canon’s new ultralight supertele lenses: 400mm f/2.8L IS III & 600mm f/4L IS III


Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS III GalleryCanon 600mm f/4L IS III Gallery

 
 

Seemingly lost in the shuffle amid the late-night release of Canon's EOS R full-frame mirrorless system was the news that they've also updated two of their famed supertelephoto lenses: the 400mm f/2.8L IS and 600mm f/4L IS. The new third-gen EF...

Skylum announces Aurora HDR 2019, coming this fall with new AI-powered HDR tone mapping

 
 

Skylum’s Aurora HDR software has long proven to be a popular choice for photographers creating and processing high-dynamic range (HDR) images. Aurora HDR 2018 was very good, but the Skylum team has been hard at work creating an even better version of the software, Aurora HDR 2019. The new version introduces an...

Lumapod, the “world’s fastest tripod,” launches on Kickstarter

 
 

For photographers on the go, the decision to bring a tripod can be a tricky one. There are many excellent lightweight tripods, sure, but in addition to bringing another piece of gear on a trip, you also need time to set up the tripod. For photographers who don’t mind getting low, the Platypod has proven to be a...

Adobe announces major updates to Premiere Pro and After Effects

 
 

Adobe has announced sweeping updates across their video creative software, from Premiere Pro through Audition there are many new features that should impress video professionals. Adobe has made new ways to animate, better ways to create immersive audio, new methods to control color, and has deepened the ways teams...

Selecting the right portrait lens and shooting from an ideal distance can dramatically improve your portraits

 
 

While cameras get a lot of attention, and rightly so, lenses are a huge part of a photographic system. All else equal, investing in your lenses will likely change the look of your shots and provide you with more creative possibilities than simply upgrading to the newest generation of a given camera system. Going...

Two Minute Tips: Reproducing the effects of polarizing filters and tilt-shift lenses on your computer

 
 

There are many adjustments you can make to your images during post-processing, but there are some things you need to get right during capture. One of these is using a polarizing filter. Its effects are not easily replicated during editing, particularly if you are using a polarizer to reduce reflections in a scene.

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Adorama Through the Lens episodes 10 and 11 highlight photographers Lauren Naylor and J.N. Silva

 
 

In the latest pair of episodes of Adorama’s Through the Lens, we see the work of photographers Lauren Naylor and J.N. Silva.

In the case of Naylor, she studied photography and graphic design at Florida State University and has since started specializing in portrait photography. Her camera of choice is a Canon 5D...

Canon EOS R First Shots: Lab test images from Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera


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After shooting with the new Canon EOS R for a bit out in the real world, we quickly got one back to IR Headquarters and into our testing lab. We now have our standard First Shots series of lab sample images ready for your pixel-peeping and inquisitive eyes!

As...

Check out our DEEP-dive walkthrough of the Canon EOS R

 
 

The last few days have been a blur of activity as we've done our best to capture as much as we can about the new Canon EOS R to share with all of you. We still have a lot more testing to do, but we wanted to give you our first take, for a detailed walkthrough of the camera, its lenses and its capabilities.

It's a...