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ICN Roundtable: What cameras do photographers use? Shotkit survey says Nikon the most popular among pros

 
 

The team over at Shotkit recently published a gear survey of around 1000 photographers, including both professionals and amateurs, asking what kind of camera and what brand they used and why. The results are rather...

Tamron’s full-frame 20-40mm F2.8 lens arrives next month for $699

 
 

Last month, Tamron announced the development of a new 20-40mm F2.8 Di III VXD lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. Today, Tamron released more information about the lens, including full specifications,...

Sony announces FX30, a new compact Cinema Line camera with an APS-C image sensor

 
 

Sony has announced the FX30, a new APS-C cinema camera based on the design of the Sony FX3, Sony's most compact Cinema camera. 

The Sony FX30 uses a 20.1MP backside-illuminated APS-C image sensor. The sensor...

Fujifilm X-H2 First Shots: How’s the image quality from this 40MP APS-C camera?

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It's here! After some brief hands-on time with a couple of prototype samples in New York City, our production-level review sample of the new Fujifilm X-H2 is here...

Fujifilm XF 150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Hands-on Review: A dream lens for wildlife photographers

Click here to read our Fujifilm XF 150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Hands-on Review

 
 
 
 

For wildlife photographers, few new lenses are as exciting or highly...

Fujifilm X-H2 Sample Gallery: A brief look at that all-new 40MP APS-C X-Trans camera

Fuji X-H2 Gallery (Beta Firmware) • 

 
 

Last week, during Fujifilm's X Summit event in New York City, the company announced its second flagship X Series camera, the Fuji X-H2. From the outside, this new...

Hasselblad announces X2D 100C camera with 100MP sensor, IBIS, and updated AF – plus 3 new lenses

 
 

Hasselblad has announced its third medium-format mirrorless camera, the X2D 100C. It joins the company's two 50MP mirrorless cameras, the X1D and X1D II.

The highlight feature is a new backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor with about 102 megapixels of resolution – like the Fujifilm GFX 100 and GFX 100S cameras....

Sigma announces development of 65mm T1.5 and T2.5 Cine Prime lenses

 
 

Sigma has announced the development of two new full-frame cinema lenses, the 65mm T1.4 FF Cine Prime and the 65mm T2.5 FF Cine Prime Classic. The latter 65mm lens joins nine existing full-frame Cine Classic prime lenses ranging from 14mm to 135mm.

Further, with the introduction of the 65mm T2.5 FF Cine Classic...

ON1 Photo RAW 2023 announced: New AI-powered tools, better masking and much more

 
 

ON1 has announced the newest version of its flagship all-in-one raw photo editor, ON1 Photo RAW 2023. Dubbed "the Ultimate Photo Editor," ON1 Photo RAW 2023 introduces many new technologies, including Super Select AI, a new feature that promises, "If you can point, you can make edits and adjustments to your photos...

Sony announces the FR7, a full-frame cinema PTZ camera

 
 

Sony has announced a brand-new cinema camera, the FR7. It's a PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera with a full-frame image sensor. It's the world's first full-frame interchangeable lens PTZ camera.

The model's internals are basically identical to the Sony FX6. This means that the new camera uses a 12MP full-frame image...

Fujifilm Q&A, July 2022: NO problem with punch-in focus, and a lot more!

 
 

After a nearly 2½ year absence due to COVID lockdowns, I finally got to return to Japan in late July of 2022. It was great to be back and reconnect with so many people I know in the photo business over there. One of the first meetings I had was with Fujifilm, at their Omiya headquarters north of Tokyo.

I had a...

Can you become a successful professional photographer without specializing in a specific genre of photography?

 
 

A big decision for photographers of all skill levels is to determine whether they will specialize in a specific type of photography or do a bit of everything. A specialist photographer becomes extremely skilled at one, or maybe two, genres of photography. A generalist photographer instead does many different types...

Video: Keep it simple with quick and easy photo editing techniques

 
 

In many of his videos, nature and landscape photographer Adam Gibbs shows his raw image files alongside his final processed photos. He shares the original files to provide transparency and illustrate the amount of processing he does to his images. In many cases, Gibbs's editing is fairly light. It's not because he...

IBIS versus IS: Do you need either, or maybe both?

 
 

Stabilization is a hot-button topic. Whenever a new camera that lacks in-body image stabilization is announced, there's a lot of discourse about IBIS. When Canon announced the EOS R, the lack of IBIS was a matter of considerable disagreement on photography forums around the web. We knocked the camera for the lack...

Sony announces Xperia 5 IV smartphone: 4K/120p video, improved AF, brighter screen and more

 
 

Sony has unveiled the Xperia 5 IV, the company's latest compact smartphone. The new smartphone includes many features found in Sony's higher-end, larger smartphones, like the Xperia 1 IV, while delivering improved performance compared to its predecessor, the Xperia 5 III.

Let's look first at the cameras. The...

Webb captures stunning view of the Phantom Galaxy

 
 

The James Webb Space Telescope recently used its Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) to look at the heart of Messier 74, also known as NGC 628 or the Phantom Galaxy. MIRI resolved the spiral galaxy in exceptional detail.

The Phantom Galaxy is around 32 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pisces. The...

Fujifilm X-H2S Gallery: See our first real-world shots with Fuji’s new flagship X Series camera

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Fujifilm announced its new flagship X-H2S camera in late May. The 26MP camera includes many incredible new features, and we've finally gotten our hands on it. While we are working on our full review, you can now check out an initial image gallery. There you'll...

Tamron announces its first lens for Nikon Z mount, the compact 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD tele-zoom

 
 

Tamron has announced the development of its first lens for the Nikon Z system, the 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047). It's among the first autofocus lenses for Z cameras that aren't made by Nikon, joining a handful of prime lenses made by TTArtisans, Viltrox and Yongnuo.

Among telephoto zoom lenses that...

Video: Epic volcano photography in Iceland

 
 

Landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen has been to Iceland many times, but he's never had the chance to photograph an active volcano. However, Iversen finally got his chance thanks to the Geldingadalir eruption this summer.

In the video below, Iversen offers important tips for safely photographing active...

Video: Canon offers quick tips to help you capture excellent night sky photos

 
 

In the latest "Canon Quick Tips" video, Canon senior technical specialist Mason Higa shares some great tips for selecting gear and dialing in camera settings for night sky and astrophotography.

In the video below, Higa uses a Canon EOS R6 and RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM lens. Higa picked the R6 because its 20MP...

Tamron’s 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 all-in-one zoom for full-frame Sony cameras releases next month for $1,299

 
 

About a month ago, Tamron announced the development of a highly-versatile new full-frame zoom lens, the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067). Today, Tamron announced that the all-in-one zoom comes out next month.

The 8x zoom lens is about the same size as a typical 100-400mm zoom lens, but it...

Video: Thomas Heaton has spent 6 frustrating but fun months with an instant camera

 
 

Improvements in camera equipment make photography easier and more accessible. New camera models often feature incredible advancements in autofocus, automatic exposure, and burst shooting speeds, allowing photographers to capture more tack-sharp, well-focused images. However, photographer Thomas Heaton prefers to...

Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Hands-on Review: Versatile zoom lens delivers excellent image quality

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The Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS isn't a new lens, having been released in late 2017, but it remains such an important part of Sony's E-mount lineup that it's still worth reviewing nearly five years after its launch. While not as new as Sony's 24-70mm...

Video: Photographer Andy Mumford visits Namibia’s remote, beautiful Skeleton Coast

 
 

Photographer Andy Mumford spent a few nights camping on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. It was a spectacular trip full of amazing photography.

In the video below, we join Mumford on three days of his trip, starting with a rusted shipwreck along the coast of Namibia. It's an interesting juxtaposition of the...

Webb captures beautiful images of Jupiter, showing aurorae and fascinating atmospheric haze

 
 

While the James Webb Space Telescope is designed to investigate distant celestial objects, it's well-suited to looking closely at objects much closer to home, too. NASA has shared new images that Webb captured of Jupiter. The observations showcase aurorae, haze and will give scientists more information about...

Video: Tips and techniques to capture amazing macro photos right in your backyard

 
 

OM Ambassador Chris McGinnis presented at B&H Optic this year, emphasizing how many amazing photo opportunities you can find in your local area, especially if you have a macro lens. While traveling to capture stunning, exotic locations is amazing, it's an expensive endeavor and not possible for everyone....