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Pentax K-1 II First Shots: Sample images from Ricoh’s second-generation full-frame DSLR


Click here to see our Pentax K-1 II First Shots

 
 

Back in 2016, amidst rumors, demands and a long wait, Ricoh's first full-frame DSLR arrived in the Pentax K-1. Sporting a big 36MP CMOS sensor, impressive...

Adobe’s Project Rush promises to be a major turning point for video editing, introduces true cross-platform parity

 
 

Adobe has announced a new project that some video editors have been waiting years to see. Dubbed "Project Rush," it is a brand new video product that has the power to change everything about editing films. For me,...

Adobe Lightroom CC updates: More connected, LR CC continues to improve cloud-based photo editing

 
 

Following last year's release of Lightroom CC, Adobe's cloud-based Lightroom software, the company has been hard at work bringing its feature set closer to the desktop version, Lightroom Classic CC. There are...

The HP ZBook x2 may be heavy and look funny, but it’s got a lot of great features for working photographers

 
 

Though it's not going to win any beauty pageants, after a few months of using the HP ZBook x2 I have to say... it's one of the better PCs I have come across if you're specifically looking to edit photos or if you...

Pentax K-1 II First Shots: Sample images from Ricoh’s second-generation full-frame DSLR


Click here to see our Pentax K-1 II First Shots

 
 

Back in 2016, amidst rumors, demands and a long wait, Ricoh's first full-frame DSLR arrived in the Pentax K-1. Sporting a big 36MP CMOS sensor, impressive weather-sealing, unique features and a very competitive price for a flagship full-frame camera, the Pentax...

The challenges of creating a portfolio-worthy landscape image

 
 

Thomas Heaton has over a quarter of a million subscribers to his YouTube channel, he has tons of Instagram followers and he regularly travels the world capturing photos. It'd be easy to think that this means he's always capturing amazing, portfolio-worthy photographs. However, sometimes it's not that simple.

In...

Sigma announces five Art lenses now shipping for Sony E-mount

 
 

Earlier this year, Sigma announced that they would start releasing Art lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. The first batch of these lenses are now shipping. In total, there are five Sigma Art lenses shipping now for Sony E-mount: The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM,...

Lightroom Classic CC update: Adobe adds user-requested features, speed improvements and more

 
 

Lightroom CC isn't the only version of Lightroom receiving attention today, Lightroom Classic CC also has some new quality-of-life updates. Adobe has heard customer feedback, photographers want faster and more stable performance and workflow improvements aimed at professionals. As they continue to work on achieving...

Adobe’s Project Rush promises to be a major turning point for video editing, introduces true cross-platform parity

 
 

Adobe has announced a new project that some video editors have been waiting years to see. Dubbed "Project Rush," it is a brand new video product that has the power to change everything about editing films. For me, it is a project that is finally a realization of why "cloud" was a necessary shift for Adobe's growth...

Adobe Lightroom CC updates: More connected, LR CC continues to improve cloud-based photo editing

 
 

Following last year's release of Lightroom CC, Adobe's cloud-based Lightroom software, the company has been hard at work bringing its feature set closer to the desktop version, Lightroom Classic CC. There are numerous advantages to a cloud-based platform, including syncing images. To help make editing on the go...

The HP ZBook x2 may be heavy and look funny, but it’s got a lot of great features for working photographers

 
 

Though it's not going to win any beauty pageants, after a few months of using the HP ZBook x2 I have to say... it's one of the better PCs I have come across if you're specifically looking to edit photos or if you are a graphic designer. I use the word specifically very consciously though, because as I hope to show,...

Five ways to simplify your landscape photography and tell a more compelling story

 
 

It's a common phrase not only in photography, but in many facets of life, that you ought to keep things simple. It's good advice but how can you implement it into your landscape photography? Adam Karnacz with First Man Photography has produced a new video highlighting five ways you can simplify and improve your...

“Pro performance, priced right:” Rokinon announces full-frame AF 85mm f/1.4 portrait prime for Canon EF

 
 

Following last week's announcement of the AF 24mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E, Rokinon has announced a new full-frame portrait prime for Canon EF mount, the AF 85mm f/1.4. The lens is designed to be vivid, sharp and bright while delivering optical quality well-suited for Canon's latest advanced full-frame digital...

Rokinon announces “Big Mini” autofocus 24mm f/2.8 full-frame prime for Sony E-mount

 
 

Last week, Rokinon -- maker of lenses which aim to offer pro performance at a good value -- announced the AF 24mm f/2.8 full frame lens for Sony E-mount cameras. Dubbed "The Big Mini," the 24mm (36mm on Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras such as the A6500) prime is quite compact, weighing only 3.3 ounces (93 grams). The...

Learning landscape photography: Thomas Heaton’s great guide to planning & shooting landscapes

 
 

Photographer Thomas Heaton has a new video covering a wide range of tips and tricks for capturing better landscape photos. Let's get right into it with the first topic, the weather. You've really got to check weather forecasts in advance. While they're not perfect and surely not always accurate, they arm you with...

Firmware Friday: New features for Fuji H1 and T2; Improvements for Sigma lenses and strobes too

 
 

Our Firmware Friday roundup returns bringing news this week from three companies: Fujifilm, Nikon and Sigma. There are a fair few cameras in the mix, including both the Fuji X-H1 and T2, several of Nikon's Coolpix A-series cameras and the W300, plus three Nikon DSLRs. (That's the D610, D810 and Df, if you were...

Best Portrait Camera and Lens under $1000

 
 

Do you need a great portrait rig for an important event, but don't want to spend the big bucks? We have you covered in our Best Portrait and Lens combinations under $1000!

Let's face it: Smartphones are great as your quick and easy "go-to" camera, but they just can't get the job done for serious portraits. Some...

Leica announces premium C-Lux compact camera, essentially a luxury Panasonic ZS200

 
 

Leica has announced the new C-Lux premium compact travel zoom camera. The C-Lux is essentially a Panasonic ZS200 camera, utilizing the same 20.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and built-in 15x zoom lens, which offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-360mm.

The camera has a built-in 0.21-inch 2.33-million dot...

Behind the scenes with Jessica Kobeissi: Natural light portraiture with a Canon 5D Mark III

 
 

While you can get amazing and natural-looking results using artificial lights outdoors, sometimes it's best to keep it simple and shoot just with natural light. That's exactly what Jessica Kobeissi does it in her latest video with model Sonya Esman.

It's a fun shoot in Los Angeles in which Jessica uses a Canon 5D...

This noise reduction technique will reduce noise without sacrificing sharpness

 
 

When you need to shoot at higher ISOs, the tradeoff is that you often have an image with a lot of visual noise. This can simply reduce fine details, but it can also introduce false colors into your shots. In any case, it's unsightly and there are many ways you can reduce noise during post-processing.

In a new...

The 3.84TB G-Drive Pro SSD hits some insane speed marks, but costs a fortune

 
 

Recently we reviewed the latest G-Drive with Thunderbolt 3 from G-Technology, and found it to be a pretty solid drive aside from its relatively average read/write speeds. It seems G-Tech wanted to prove they could go faster with the release of the G-Drive Pro SSD, and boy did they ever. Rated to hit 2800 MB/s, this...

Basic lighting: How does the position of your light change the overall look of a portrait?

 
 

You already know that the position of the light source in your photos can dramatically change the overall appearance of your shots. However, nothing beats a real-world illustration. If you want to see this principle in action with some very helpful examples, the latest video from Adorama's series, Exploring...

Nikon announces the development of 500mm f/5.6 PF ED VR lens, promising portability and performance

 
 

Following up on their 300mm f/4 PF ED VR AF-S telephoto lens, Nikon has announced the development of their second lens featuring Phase Fresnel (PF) technology. The new AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens will be designed to offer "exceptional agility and optical performance in an incredibly compact and...

The Canon 5D Mark IV’s video is, perhaps surprisingly, in a really good place right now


Click here to see our Canon 5D Mark IV Video Features & Analysis

 
 

When the Canon 5D Mark IV debuted a couple years ago, it was not met with particular applause. Quite the opposite actually, with fans uttering a collective "meh" at the DSLR, especially at its video capabilities. With the expectation of it being...