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Firmware Friday: Two dozen updates from Canon, Fuji, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma and Sony


 
 

After a brief one-week hiatus, Firmware Friday returns in style this week. Since it's such a biggie, we'll keep this preamble brief. In all, there are around two dozen cameras, video cameras, lenses and...

Fujifilm announces XF 8-16mm f/2.8, XF 200mm f/2 and three new additions to its XF lens roadmap

 
 

It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR...

Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab

 

 

I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that “design” in...

Firmware Friday: Two dozen updates from Canon, Fuji, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma and Sony


 
 

After a brief one-week hiatus, Firmware Friday returns in style this week. Since it's such a biggie, we'll keep this preamble brief. In all, there are around two dozen cameras, video cameras, lenses and accessories receiving updates in the past fortnight, with manufacturers on the list including Canon,...

Good money after bad? Light gets another $121 million from investors who didn’t read our review

 
 

Camera/technology company Light for years promised "DSLR quality" images from their L16 camera, using data from an array of cell phone-class sensors with different focal length lenses to build higher-resolution composite images. However, when the camera finally came to market (at an eye-watering price of $2,000),...

Fujifilm announces XF 8-16mm f/2.8, XF 200mm f/2 and three new additions to its XF lens roadmap

 
 

It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens. In addition to these two new XF lenses, Fujifilm has also released an updated lens roadmap...

Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test: The longest lens in the GF lens lineup delivers fantastic image quality


Click here to read my Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test

 
 

As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, there was a distinct lack of longer lenses. With the new Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, GFX owners now have a nearly 200mm-equivalent prime lens and alongside it, a 1.4x teleconverter designed...

Fujifilm announces new compact XF10: Featuring a 28mm equiv. f/2.8 lens, 24MP APS-C sensor and more


Click here to read our Fuji XF10 Preview

 
 

After discontinuing the Fujifilm X70, there has been something of a hole in the X Series lineup for users looking for a compact fixed-lens camera that costs less than the $1,000-plus price tag of the X100F. No longer, with the new Fuji XF10. The XF10 utilizes an 18.5mm...

Excire announces pair of Lightroom plug-ins designed to utilize Artificial Intelligence to tag all your images

 
 

As hard-working engineers and programmers continue to improve artificial intelligence, it will likely play an ever-growing influence in our lives, including with respect to photography and photo editing. Florida-based Excire, Inc. has announced a pair of new plug-ins for Lightroom, Excire Search and Excire Search...

Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: Using a colored reflector

 
 

Photographer David Bergman's latest entry in Adorama's Two Minute Tips series is all about reflectors. Reflectors are amazing tools for many types of photography, although they are often used in portrait photography. Not only are there different reflector sizes, which can change the way that your image is lit, but...

As she battled and beat cancer, Kathryn Dyer found peace and passion through photography

 
 

In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama's Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer Kathryn Dyer. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband bought a camera for them to share and...

Pixels for Geeks: A peek inside Nikon’s super-secret sensor design lab

 

 

I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that “design” in Nikon’s case simply consists of ordering-up different combinations of specs from sensor manufacturers,...

Sony A7 III Review Conclusion: Sony’s best all-around full-frame mirrorless camera to date


Click here to read our Sony A7 III Review Conclusion

 
 

Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras keep getting better and better! The latest-generation of their "entry-level" option, the A7 III, is no exception. At $2,000 it's admittedly kind of odd to consider it "entry-level," but the A7 line is the starting point...

How to utilize foreground elements to create stronger ultra wide angle images

 
 

Photographer Adam Gibbs recently visited Needle Peak and Flatiron Mountain in the British Columbian alpines. These picturesque places provide ample opportunity for shooting with ultra wide angle lenses.

Ultra wide lenses do an awesome job at capturing wide, expansive environments. However, it's very easy to...

Missed opportunities and learning lessons in landscape photography with Thomas Heaton

 
 

In photographer Thomas Heaton's newest video, he opens by discussing the many wonderful aspects of landscape photography. It allows you to travel and explore, you get to become more involved with nature and the great outdoors and it can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Heaton recently headed north to Scotland for...

Ben Horne cleans up litter & finds nice compositions on the 7th day of his spring photo trip

 
 

Large format photographer Ben Horne spent over a week on the Colorado Plateau this past spring. In the video below, we join him on the seventh day of the trip as he continues to explore Capitol Reef and tries to dodge nearby rain storms. While it's not always ideal to spend time hiking with large format gear in the...

8 awesome and affordable accessories for every nature photographer

 
 

Cameras and lenses are awesome, and of course must-have elements of any great photography kit, but sometimes accessories are what make or break a shooting adventure. In the video below, nature and wildlife photographer Steve Perry shares eight of his favorite accessories for nature photography.

Fortunately, a...

The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles: Using a single gridded light for beauty portraits

 
 

With a single light, you can capture very nice portraits in a studio space. In the video below, Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles shows off how to use a single gridded light. The video is his latest for Adorama's The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles video series.

In case you're curious, Quiles opted to use a Sony A7R III...

Positioning your camera near the ground can take your photos to new heights

 
 

Photographers are often looking for ways to help separate their work and make their images stand out. A great way to do this is to utilize a distinct camera angle. If you want to get a neat perspective, try shooting from a very low angle. In Jay P. Morgan's latest video for The Slanted Lens, he discusses the...

Hasselblad H6D-100c versus Nikon D850: What are the real-world advantages of a medium-format camera?

 
 

Photographer Karl Taylor has extensive experience in the photographic industry, having worked with numerous types of camera technologies for over 20 years. Hasselblad is incredibly confident in their latest digital medium-format cameras and has asked Taylor to show the differences between 35mm and medium format in...

Report: Adobe to launch full version of Photoshop for iPad this October

 
 

Part of the vision of the "Creative Cloud" was to offer their vast array of products across different platforms without sacrificing any user experience, data or functionality. That was six years ago, and we've only recently started to see that vision come to life in meaningful ways with the announcement of Rush...

3 tips for capturing great bird photos on dull cloudy days

 
 

When photographing birds, you often want a very high shutter speed, which means you need a lot of light. However, what do you do if you're photographing on a cloudy day? Photographer Tim Boyer has a new video offering three tips for bird photography on cloudy days.

If you have a bland, gray sky that really saps...

Does your MacBook Pro need more horsepower? Blackmagic has partnered with Apple to create this external GPU

 
 

Have you ever wished your MacBook Pro had more computing power? Or maybe you just wish that you could have your laptop be both your mobile and desktop machine, but it just doesn't pack the horses you need to be a dedicated office editing computer. Well, perhaps that now can change and without breaking the bank....