News entries for January, 2015

Adobe Lightroom 6 will only be available for 64-bit operating systems

 
 

Adobe has announced that Lightroom 6 and future iterations of their photo management program will only be compatible with 64-bit operating systems.

A vast improvement over 32-bit systems, going 64-bit only will allow Adobe to more robustly ‘leverage the latest operating system features and technologies.’ For...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 5D3 & 6D Printer Bundles; Canon 6D Bundle $1,249; Canon 70D Printer Bundle $799; Canon PowerShot G1X $449 and more!

 
 

It's a good day to be a Canon shooter -- or wanting to become one -- as many of the latest camera deals today are for Canon gear. Lots of great full-frame DSLR & pro printer bundles with heavy discounts. There's also a new price drop on a G-series PowerShot camera and it's underwater housing. We've also tossed in a...

The unseen benefits of photographing your friends

 
 

This may be more confession than observation. There’s a group of people in our lives that we love dearly and somehow overlook with our cameras — or at least I have. Just because we aren’t related to them by blood they’re placed on some second tier of photographic importance. They are, of course, our friends.

Most...

CineRent is the world’s first online peer-to-peer rental service for film and photo gear

 
 

When renting gear, there are two sides to the equation. There is the party renting out the equipment and there is the party is is receiving the gear. Usually, the party renting out the gear is a large entity like LensRentals or BorrowLenses. And while it’s nice to know there’s a trusted, reliable company capable of...

Want to turn your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos? Picattoo has you covered

 
 

Instagram has single-handedly brought to life a handful of companies. Today, we present you with one of the newest ones, Picattoo. As the name alludes to, the service allows you to easily turn your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos.

The process is a familiar one for anyone who has used Instagram for other...

Tips and tools for choosing the right insurance for your gear

 
 

Photography gear is expensive. So much so that with a single body and a handful of lenses it’s not at all difficult to cross the $10k threshold. To protect your photography investments you’re going to need insurance. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to decide what type of insurance is best for you.

Here to...

The importance of keeping your camera warm and dry

 
 

Despite some clearly risky behavior, Kurt Cobain drove a Volvo station wagon. He was interested in the safety afforded a Volvo. According to one of his bandmates, he “drove like a little lady”. In the early days, they didn’t let him drive the van.

Meryl Streep said that between movie shoots she always got a bad...

Nikon releases repair instructions for users affected by D750 flare issues

 
 

Nikon has been extremely diligent on addressing and informing consumers about the flare issue affecting a handful of D750 cameras. Today, they make good on previous promises, officially releasing detailed instructions for D750 users who are looking to correct the issue.

In the statement, Nikon instructs D750...

Affordable Panasonic GF7 launches with GX7 image pipeline, selfie-friendly body design


 
 

Looking for an affordable Micro Four Thirds camera that can give you the image quality of higher-end Panasonic mirrorless models, yet cater to your selfie-loving side at the same time? If so, the just-launched Panasonic GF7 will be worth a look. With a consumer-friendly body, the Panasonic GF7 shares much...

Canon 7D Mark II Shooter’s Report Part I: Comfortable handling, robust controls and great image quality

 
 

At long last, our in-depth, real-world review of the updated Canon 7D Mark II is underway. Indeed, landscape and wildlife photographer Jeremy Gray has been battling the cold, Maine winter to bring us the first part of his Canon 7D Mark II Shooter's Report. A long-time Nikon DSLR shooter, the Canon 7D Mark II is...

Canon 400mm f/4 DO II lens review: Optical redesign offers better quality, DO optics keep weight down

 
 

Back at Photokina, Canon introduced a long-awaited update to one of their unique, green-ringed Diffractive Optics lenses: the 400mm f/4 DO telephoto prime. The original model was released back in 2001, and this updated "Mark II" version not only gets subtle cosmetic updates, but also a notable redesign in its...

Getty photographer shares his account of covering unrest, protests in Ferguson, MO

 
 

One of the most high-profile news stories of 2014 was the shooting and killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Brown. Shrouded in controversy, protests and police presence, the case immediately brought Ferguson, Missouri – a small suburb of St. Louis – to the...

Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2R APD lens review: A serious portrait prime for serious bokeh

 
 

Just when you though the bokeh of the original Fuji 56mm f/1.2 couldn't get any better, Fujifilm introduced a special version of their portrait prime at Photokina 2014, the Fuji 56mm f/1.2R APD. The "APD" stands for apodization, by which a filter is introduced into the optical path that features a smooth, circular...

Canon issues advisory regarding PowerShot battery problems

 
 

Canon has published an advisory for owners of select PowerShot cameras. The detailed announcement addresses an issue with the battery that resulted from a connection problem due to an ineffective terminal.

This problem isn’t life or death for Powershot users, but Canon says it might cause users to experience a...

Our favorite photographers: A conversation with Sony Artisan, Vivienne Gucwa

 
 

Longtime readers know how much I like doing interviews. Most of what we've published in that vein so far has been fairly technical in nature, talking about new technology with camera and lens company engineers and executives. At the bottom of it all, though, I just love talking with people, and understanding a...

Jasmine Star shares 3 tips and tricks for shooting bridal portraits

 
 

Opinions and controversy aside, there’s little doubt Jasmine Star is one of the most talented and experienced wedding photographers on the market. In a video she recently shared on her YouTube channel, she dives into three tips for posing a subject during the bridal portraits – an important series of photos in any...

Camera Deals of the Day: Olympus E-M5 $599; Canon SL1 2-Lens Kit $698; Hasselblad H5D-40 $9,995 and more!

 
 

Time for another camera deals round-up! We've put together a nice batch of deals and rebates today, including instant rebates on Olympus and Nikon mirrorless cameras. There's also deals on a compact Canon DSLR and compact cameras from Panasonic, Sony and Nikon. Plus, for all the pros out there, there's a sizeable...

Fuji X100T Shooter’s Report Part I: A classic street shooter hits the streets of Manhattan

 
 

The Fuji X100 series of cameras has been a popular one with the enthusiast photographer crowd, especially those with old-school sensibilities and a bent towards the days of rangefinders. And while many of us fell in love with the X100S, there were a few design quirks that we were hopeful would be addressed in the...

Olympus unveils third season of its ‘Anywhere Classroom’ educational series

 
 

Olympus has officially unveiled the third installment of its Anywhere Classroom video series. Created for photographers of all skill levels, Anywhere Classroom is focused around inspiring photographers to step up their photo skills through shooting alongside some of Olympus’ Visionaries.

In Season One of Olympus'...

Lightroom Mobile finally comes to Android phones; no optimized tablet support yet

 
 

For the last nine months now, Apple fans have enjoyed exclusive mobile features with Adobe's photographer-centric Lightroom imaging app. Today, that exclusive is no more, as Lightroom Mobile finally arrives for Android devices, allowing users of the world's most popular smart device OS to take their Lightroom...