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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Fuji adds camera features and fixes bugs; Sony boosts lens performance and stability


 
 

This week, our Firmware Friday roundup is a tale of two companies: Fujifilm and Sony. It's also a tale of two product categories, with Fuji's raft of updates focusing on camera bodies, while Sony pays...

Best Backpacking Cameras of 2017

So, you're going to Patagonia? What camera do you take?

 
 

If you're planning to backpack out into the wilds of a photogenic destination, you'll surely want to record the adventure, and preferably with a camera...

Panasonic GX850 Field Test: Compact MFT camera delivers great image quality and performance


 
 


Click here to read the Panasonic GX850 Field Test

 
 

Earlier this year, Panasonic unveiled the Panasonic GX850, a very compact Micro Four Thirds camera...

Firmware Friday: Fuji adds camera features and fixes bugs; Sony boosts lens performance and stability


 
 

This week, our Firmware Friday roundup is a tale of two companies: Fujifilm and Sony. It's also a tale of two product categories, with Fuji's raft of updates focusing on camera bodies, while Sony pays attention instead to its lens lineup with its own updates. In all, Fuji has updates for six camera bodies,...

Best Backpacking Cameras of 2017

So, you're going to Patagonia? What camera do you take?

 
 

If you're planning to backpack out into the wilds of a photogenic destination, you'll surely want to record the adventure, and preferably with a camera capable of capturing the moments with high-quality imagery. There are more cameras out there now than ever...

Quartet of new Manfrotto Pro Light bags offer a lot of storage in messenger and backpack styles

 
 

Manfrotto has updated its Pro Light Bumblebee camera bag series with four new bags, including a pair of messenger bags and two backpacks. Let’s take a look at each of the new carrying solutions.

Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee M-10 and M-30 camera bags

The Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee M-10 camera bag is the...

Putting power in the hands of photographers, Binded launches as the world’s first copyright platform

 
 

You may recall Blockai, a startup dedicated to helping photographers protect their work and ensure that creativity is given proper legal protection. Blockai has rebranded and relaunched as Binded. Binded is the world’s first copyright platform and it is run by a talented team, including co-founder and CEO Nathan...

Shutter Release: DJI Spark videos, what makes gear “pro” and NFL star Larry Fitzgerald shoots photos

 
 

DJI Spark: Hands-on and versus a $3,000 DJI Inspire – ISO 1200

Kaiman Wong was able to test out DJI’s new Spark drone. The Spark is DJI’s smallest drone, weighing in at only 10.6 ounces. It also has a consumer-friendly price point of $500. Check out Kai Wong’s thoughts on the Spark below.

Marques Brownlee...

Some of the best bags get better as Think Tank updates StreetWalker and TurnStyle series

 
 

Think Tank Photo releases new StreetWalker Rolling Photo Backpack and updates classic StreetWalker series backpacks

The new StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0 features the new ability to quickly transform from a backpack to a roller. This versatility doesn’t come at the cost of space as the new Rolling Backpack...

The winners of Adobe’s ‘Make the Cut’ contest made seriously impressive videos

 
 

Earlier this year to celebrate their 25th anniversay of Premiere Pro, Adobe put on a compeition caleld "Make the Cut." In it, creative editors (both professional and aspiring) were asked to edit a video of Imagine Dragons using exclusive footage shot of their single "Believer" (which were provided by director Matt...

Panasonic GX850 Field Test: Compact MFT camera delivers great image quality and performance


 
 


Click here to read the Panasonic GX850 Field Test

 
 

Earlier this year, Panasonic unveiled the Panasonic GX850, a very compact Micro Four Thirds camera that is designed for new photographers who are perhaps buying their first dedicated interchangeable...

Shutter Release: $25,000 Leica lens, Annie Leibovitz Star Wars portraits, Ricoh WG-50 and more

 
 

$25,000 Leica Noctilux-M f/0.95 ASPH Edition 0.95 lens available now – Leica Rumors

Leica cameras and lenses are traditionally expensive, yes, but the new Prototype B version of the Noctilux 0.95 Edition takes luxury to the next level. One of the special lenses is available now for $25,000 through Leica Store San...

What if your camera were even smarter? Meet Arsenal, your new AI-equipped photo assistant

 
 

Modern cameras offer great imaging technology, but they don’t always help you capture the perfect photo. Enter Arsenal, an “intelligent camera assistant.”

Arsenal is a device you attach to your camera’s hot shoe that allows you to control your camera wirelessly from up to 100 feet away using a dedicated Android...

Red River Paper’s new Palo Duro Etching paper aims to recreate look and feel of fine art darkroom prints

 
 

Texas-based Red River Paper recently announced a new fine art paper, Palo Duro Etching. The new paper is a 100 percent cotton rag paper and is free of optical brightener additives. The paper is designed to offer warm white tones, deep blacks and a subtle texture to accurately recreate traditional darkroom fine art...

Shutter Release: Creative portraiture, 10-stop ND filters face off and more

 
 

Creative portraiture series combines real-world elements with subjects – PetaPixel

Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova has an ongoing photography project, “ELEMENTS,” which adds a real-world touch to an underlying portrait to create distinct images that almost jump off the screen. Of her project, Svarbova told...

DJI launches Spark, their palm-sized consumer-friendly drone

 
 

DJI has announced their latest drone, Spark, and it's the smallest flying camera they have ever revealed. Even smaller than the Mavic, the Spark weighs a mere 10.6 ounces but still comes with packed with familiar features like obstacle avoidance, indoor operation and intelligent flight modes, but has a new...

Popular Macphun image editing software Aurora HDR and Luminar are coming to Windows this fall

 
 

Since launching in 2008, Macphun's software has been exclusive to MacOS, offering great software to Mac users, but leaving Windows photographers in the dark. That will no longer be the case as Macphun has announced that its best-selling photo editors, Luminar and Aurora HDR, will be coming to PC this fall.

Of the...

It’s Magic! Laowa unveils first GFX converter with optics to adapt full-frame lenses without vignette

 
 

There are already many adapters available for the Fuji GFX 50S, including offerings from Fotodiox, Kipon, Cambo and more. However, none of them do what Laowa’s new Magic Format Converter (MFC) does. Traditional adapters simply acts as a means for converting lenses with different mounts to the GFX, but this leads to...

A foul drone: GoPro Karma drone crashes into the stands at Major League Baseball game

 
 

Fresh off the news that drone owners would no longer have to register personal drones in the US, we have another drone accident story to share with you.

Over the weekend, someone flew their GoPro Karma drone over Petco Park during the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. It’s worth pointing...

Photokina to become yearly event, fulfilling wish literally no one asked for

 
 

Photokina has for years been known the world over as the largest and most important photo/video tradeshow and convention on the planet. Every two years in the fall, just about everyone in the industry converges in Cologne, Germany for a week and submerges themselves fully in photography equipment. Not only is it...

Four hours of free Photoshop tutorials covering over 30 techniques every photographer needs to know

 
 

Last year, Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid made a video showing 30 Photoshop CC tools and features in around 30 minutes and it was a great video resource for photographers looking to brush up on their editing skills. Dodson has now gone even further with that idea with his new four-part video series, which just saw its...

Shutter Release: Canon 200mm f/1.8 lens on eBay, how to light high key portraits and more

 
 

An opportunity to purchase Canon's unique 200mm f/1.8 lens - Mirrorless Rumors

A German eBay user is selling a Canon FD f/1.8 L lens for just under US$8,000 with worldwide shipping. If you want this lens, perhaps the fastest 200mm lens ever made, here's your chance. If you'd like to learn more about this lens and...

Win a Sony A9 or $500 gift card: Deals and promotions for Sony’s hot new pro camera

 
 

Our friends at Adorama have a couple of great promotions running for the new Sony A9, which will begin shipping this Thursday!

Win a Sony A9 through Adorama

One lucky customer who preorders a Sony A9 through Adorama before May 25 will receive a full refund for the price of the camera.

Click here to preorder...