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Sony FE 24-240mm Gallery: We post initial sample images from this 10x full frame vacation long zoom

 
 

The Sony FE lens lineup continues to grow in both prime and zoom categories, now offering 5 primes and 6 zooms total to date. The most recent to arrive at our lab is the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, a 10x full frame...

Firmware Friday: Updates land for 7 cameras including Sony A6000 and A7-series, Pentax 645Z


 
 

Firmware Friday returns this week with a raft of camera updates from Nikon, Pentax and Sony, as well as updates for Nikon's UT-1 Communication Unit, two of Canon's professional camcorders, and the software...

Nikon D7200 First Shots posted: A peek under the hood at our initial lab test sample images

 
 

The long awaited successor to the popular Nikon D7100 has just touched down in our lab, and we wanted to get you our First Shots without delay! The big story with the D7200 is a big increase in buffer depth over the...

Nikon D750 Review: This high-end enthusiast DSLR offers outstanding image quality and much more

 
 

After spending time out in the Maine wilderness for its Shooter's Report, and then more time back at Nikon's repair shop for a fix to the widely-reported flare problem, the D750 is back and our full, in-depth Nikon...

How to take photos in the dark

 
 

This may not be the most educational photo tip I’ll do this year, but I’ll be proud of myself if I come up with anything more fun. It’s one part science fair project, one part after-dinner parlor trick, and one part miracle. This is really astounding. I hope all of you do this and I hope you bring a kid along. It’s...

Unofficial Instagram app lets you upload photos from your computer

 
 

It might not be an official app, and it may not last long, but Uploader for Instagram is the first app for OSX that allows you to upload your photographs through your computer, rather than your mobile device.

Built by Anobot LLC, the app is able to get around Instagram’s API through the clever reverse-engineering...

Sony FE 24-240mm Gallery: We post initial sample images from this 10x full frame vacation long zoom

 
 

The Sony FE lens lineup continues to grow in both prime and zoom categories, now offering 5 primes and 6 zooms total to date. The most recent to arrive at our lab is the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, a 10x full frame long zoom offering for the Sony A7 series of cameras.

Covering everything from the classic 24mm wide...

Firmware Friday: Updates land for 7 cameras including Sony A6000 and A7-series, Pentax 645Z


 
 

Firmware Friday returns this week with a raft of camera updates from Nikon, Pentax and Sony, as well as updates for Nikon's UT-1 Communication Unit, two of Canon's professional camcorders, and the software Ricoh bundles with (or sells for) some of its Pentax-branded camera. It's quite the week for updates, in...

Canon releases series of tutorials for its Digital Photo Professional and EOS utility programs

 
 

It might not be the most widely-used setup for post-production, but Canon’s Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility programs offer a solid option for anyone looking to organize, process and export their RAW photography workflow.

To help those looking to give its a try, Canon has released six tutorials, each of...

Sony patent shows off curved, full-frame sensor and accompanying lenses

 
 

A new patent from Sony, published March 19th, shows off what could very well be the schematics of the first full frame camera with a curved sensor.

Even the abstract of the patent is a bit complicated in nature, but in essence, it describes a full-frame image sensor that would allow future lenses to be more...

Manfrotto launches Lumie, consumer-level series of continuous LED lights

 
 

Italian camera accessory manufacturer has released Lumie, a new series of consumer-level LED lights. Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, each of the lights offer continuous, flicker-free lighting for over an hour.

The three units are called Lumie Art, Lumie Play and Lumie Muse, which put out 220lux,...

Nikon D7200 First Shots posted: A peek under the hood at our initial lab test sample images

 
 

The long awaited successor to the popular Nikon D7100 has just touched down in our lab, and we wanted to get you our First Shots without delay! The big story with the D7200 is a big increase in buffer depth over the predecessor, granting sports and wildlife shooters greater image capture ability for burst shooting....

Simple Lightroom tip to easily rate and keyword images

 
 

Lightroom is one of the — if not the — most comprehensive photo management and editing applications out there. However, with an application as rich in features and capabilities as Lightroom is, it’s easy to miss small aspects of it that can truly take your workflow to the next level.

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Amazon announces two new unlimited storage plans, including limitless photos for $12/year

 
 

Amazon has announced two new unlimited storage plans, taking on the likes of Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and Apple.

The first plan, called ‘Unlimited Everything,’ lets you store unlimited files of any type to Amazon’s cloud platform for only $60 a year. The second plan, called ‘Unlimited Photos,’ is a...

Nikon D750 Review: This high-end enthusiast DSLR offers outstanding image quality and much more

 
 

After spending time out in the Maine wilderness for its Shooter's Report, and then more time back at Nikon's repair shop for a fix to the widely-reported flare problem, the D750 is back and our full, in-depth Nikon D750 review is now complete. The latest enthusiast full-frame DSLR from Nikon sits in a sweet spot...

Words and pictures: The third effect

 
Don’t tell people what they can already see. “The cousins went swimming with Uncle Greg” will always be trumped by “Alexander was scared of the water, but Uncle Greg’s kindness and humor soon had him swimming with all of the cousins.” Words make a difference.

Today’s topic is difficult to photograph. It’s all about...

Photoshoot.io is the easiest way to share galleries and deliver photos to clients

 
 

One of the most difficult aspects of a professional digital photography workflow is figuring out a way to effectively present your final images to the end client. There is no shortage of options out there, but they’re often convoluted in their interface and unappealing aesthetically.

Looking to change that is...

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony NEX-7 Kit $498; Canon 60D body $479; Fuji Camera & Lens Instant Rebates and more!

 
 

It's spring, and that means it's time for spring cleaning. If you're clearing out your old camera gear and are in need of something fresh, you're in luck. We've compiled together a nice little selection of new springtime camera and lens deals, including great bargains on a Canon DSLR, multiple Fuji and Sony...

What is a photograph?

 
 

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of photography. Whether it’s lusting over the newest strobes or pixel-peeping the RAW files from the latest DSLR, it’s important to occasionally step back and look at the larger picture.

To help take that step, Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography has released a...

Everyday 2.0: The easiest way to make a self-portrait time-lapse

 
 

We often frown upon selfies. But their value does have some merit, particularly when done tastefully. One such method is when a self-portrait is taken as part of a larger project, to document changes to yourself over the course of days, weeks, months and years.

However, consistently capturing photos and storing...

Founder and namesake of Paul C. Buff lighting gear passes away at 78

 
 

Yesterday, the Paul C. Buff photography company shared with the world a tragic piece of news. Paul C. Buff, the namesake and founder of the company has passed away at the age of 78.

Known most for its contribution to the photography world through AlienBees strobes, Einstein strobes and Vagabond battery packs,...

Ricoh reveals pixel-shifting high-resolution mode: Coming soon to a camera near you?

Here's a little follow-up from CP+2015 that got misplaced until now, but one with big implications for Pentax fans: Ricoh officially talked about their pixel-shifting super-resolution technology, almost certainly coming in their full-frame DSLR slated for release later this year - And it may not be just new Ricoh/Pentax DSLRs that get to benefit from the tech! There are...

New Year’s Resolution: We take a closer look at initial gallery images from the Canon 5DS R

UPDATE 3/25/15: Canon has informed us that image quality from the early pre-production sample of the 5DS R we received was not final, so we've removed links to the original camera files. They said that screen-res images and 1:1 crops are OK, though, and we'll be adding a few more examples of that sort to the camera's main page shortly. Apologies for the disappointment;...

TravelByDrone plots drone footage on a map for fly-over views around the world

 
 

Meet TravelByDrone, a website dedicated to providing a geographically-based collection of drone videos from operators around the world.

Built on top of Google’s map data, TravelByDrone allows viewers to view the globe via drone footage using geotagged video, uploaded by users to YouTube.

The interface is...