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3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Olympus Q&A @ CP+ 2017: A deep dive on the E-M1 II, autofocus testing & the future of image processing


 
 

Every February, the CP+ tradeshow takes place in Yokohama, Japan. And each year, Imaging Resource's founder and publisher Dave Etchells heads to Japan for CP+, where he has the opportunity to sit down with...

Tamron @ CP+ 2017: Hands-on with three new zooms, including the Japanese-only 70-300

 
 

Lens manufacturer Tamron recently announced a pair of newly-updated lenses for the global market, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2, and the 10-24mm f/3.5-5.6, as well as debuting a refreshed SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC...

High above and looking down: A Sony A7S II hitches a ride on the Int’l Space Station to shoot 4K videos

 
 

Among the many tech demos and product cutaways in and amongst Sony's large booth at this year's CP+ Trade Show was a rather small, yet interesting little display featuring a scale model of the International Space Station and a Sony A7S II with an FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS lens.

As it turns out, last year a Sony A7S...

Olympus Q&A @ CP+ 2017: A deep dive on the E-M1 II, autofocus testing & the future of image processing


 
 

Every February, the CP+ tradeshow takes place in Yokohama, Japan. And each year, Imaging Resource's founder and publisher Dave Etchells heads to Japan for CP+, where he has the opportunity to sit down with executives from the biggest camera companies. In the second of our 2017 CP+ interview series, Dave chats...

Sony Q&A @ CP+ 2017: Insights from the design team behind the bokehlicious 100mm STF apodization lens


 
 

With the annual CP+ tradeshow now under way in Yokohama, Japan's Pacific Convention Plaza, Imaging Resource founder and publisher Dave Etchells had the opportunity to sit down with executives from Sony Corp. to discuss the company's E-mount and A-mount optics, including the incredibly impressive FE 100mm...

Tamron @ CP+ 2017: Hands-on with three new zooms, including the Japanese-only 70-300

 
 

Lens manufacturer Tamron recently announced a pair of newly-updated lenses for the global market, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2, and the 10-24mm f/3.5-5.6, as well as debuting a refreshed SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC telephoto zoom that, as of now, is designed solely for the Japanese market. All three lenses were on...

Ricoh’s “Multi-Imaging Technology” pairs a K-1 with a Theta S spherical panoramic camera

 
 

Tucked away in the Theta camera section of Ricoh's booth at CP+ is an interesting demonstration highlighting a unique image processing technology that combines a Theta 360-degree camera and the full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR. The result is a rather cool multimedia experience in which high-resolution K-1 photos are...

In 60 seconds, Here are seven ways to move sliders in lightroom


 
 

Admittedly, there hasn't been a whole lot to discuss when it comes to Lightroom lately. It's a much-beloved platform, but it's been well over a year since there was something really interesting to talk about (remember Dehaze?). Still, the lack of new things to play with hasn't meant that folks aren't finding...

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 First Look: Pairing with the A7 II for portraits on a budget!

 
 

Wake up with IR! Here's today's does of Caffeine Priority...

Professional portrait photographers tend to spend big bucks for their camera and lens rigs, and justifiably so. They need a full frame sensor for one thing (or larger!) in order to maximize image quality, ensure good performance as ISO rises, and also...

Nikon show off special edition gunmetal gray D5, D500, lenses and more for its 100th anniversary

 
 

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Nikon, whose official founding occurred on July 25th, 1917. Back in January of this year, Nikon announced a special 100th-anniversary microsite, complete with a detailed look back at the company's history, products and technical achievements.

Now, Nikon is going a step further,...

Huawei’s ‘Honor’ VR camera connects to smartphones, making it insanely portable


 
 

Huwawei has announced the "Honor" VR camera, a 360 degree capture device that is operated via smartphone. Interestingly... that's all the information we presently have. We don't know how much it will cost, what phones it will support, or when it will be released. Essentially, we only know that Huawei has made...

Sigma @ CP+ 2017: Hands-on with their new DSLR lenses

 
 

Having announced four new lenses ahead of the CP+ trade show in Yokohama, Japan, I was able to get some brief hands-on time with all four new lenses, including the all-new 14mm f/1.8 Art prime lens. 

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art

Starting with the 14mm, as mentioned in our earlier coverage, this lens is currently...

SD Association planning UHS-III memory cards with 624MB/sec transfer rates

 
 

At the CP+ trade show in Japan, the SD Association today unveiled the next generation of ultra-high-speed SD cards, UHS-III, which doubles the transfer speed of UHS-II, going from 312MB/sec to a whopping 624MB/sec.

While the adoption of UHS-II cards is still very much in-progress, with a growing number of cameras...

DJI shows off the cold weather durability of the Inspire 2 in WRC Sweden


 
 

One of the main complaints regarding the original DJI Inspire was its low battery life, which got considerably worse in cold climates. With the Inspire 2, not only did DJI allow for the drone to carry two batteries, they also made them self-heating during flight. That addition allows the Inspire 2 to fly in...

Instagram galleries are here: You can upload up to 10 photos/videos at a time

 
 

Instagram "Imagesets" galleries are a feature that has been available for two years to advertisers (and was teased earlier this month via a beta release) but today, they are being rolled out to all Instagram users. In their most recent app release, you can now upload up to ten photos or videos at a time, which will...

Cosina unveils trio of E-mount Voigtlander lenses at CP+ 2017, including fastest 40mm full-frame lens

 
 

Cosina manufactures lenses for a variety of lens mounts, including E-mount, Micro Four Thirds and various SLR mounts. Their latest announcement exclusively concerns Sony E-mount shooters. Cosina has updated the information for a lens they announced at Photokina in September 2016 and unveiled two additional E-mount...

Made In Japan: Fuji GFX real-world gallery images from the Far East! (UPDATED)

 
 

UPDATE (02/26/2017): We've added a closer look at the GFX's real-world image quality, proving initial image quality analysis, 1:1 crops and additional shooting notes. 

Fresh from the factory, our review sample of the highly anticipated Fuji GFX medium format mirrorless camera arrived directly from the folks at...

Want to get away? Capture and share an awesome action sports shot to win a free trip from Olympus

 
 

Olympus is sending one winning photographer and a guest to Whistler, British Columbia for the 2017 World Ski and Snowboard Festival for three days and tickets to the 2017 Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown event on April 13 in Whistler. In addition, the winner's photography will be shown during a slideshow...

Fuji announces new line of cinema lenses for Sony E mount, teases two new X-series lenses for 2018

 
 

It's all about lenses for Fujifilm today. The Japanese company has announced two "MK" Super 35-format lenses for Sony E-mount and has also updated its X-mount lens roadmap.

Fujinon MK lenses

Looking first at the pair of MK lenses, the new series is designed for movie production and emerging cinematographers. To...

Sony announces world’s fastest SD card, offering 299 MB/s write speed

 
 

At the CP+ Camera Photo and Imaging Show in Japan, Sony has announced the new, ultra-fast SF-G series SD cards, which are currently the world's fastest SD cards (as of February 21). The SD cards offer up to 299MB/s write speeds and 300MB/s read speeds. The cards are ideal for burst mode shooting and recording 4K...

Take a deep dive into Adobe Camera Raw’s noise reduction and sharpening

 
 

Blake Rudis of f.64 Academy has created an awesome tutorial for performing noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw. Adobe Camera Raw is a very powerful tool within Photoshop and it can work well for reducing noise, but it can require deliberate use of Adobe's sliders. You can also apply this tutorial for working in...

Ultra variety in the ultra-wide angle lens market: Irix announces 11mm f/4.0 full-frame lens

 
 

It has been a big week so far for ultra-wide lenses. Early this morning, Sigma announced their new 14mm f/1.8 lens. Irix, a newcomer to the lens industry, has replied with an even wider 11mm lens of their own, the Irix 11mm f/4.0. This is the second lens from Irix, as they announced a 15mm f/2.4 lens last year.

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