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The Nikon Z6 will be available this Friday for $1999 (so get in line!)

 
 

The Nikon Z6 will become available for purchase on Friday November 16 at a very competitive price of $1999 for the body-only. Though we are still testing this camera and formulating our thoughts on it, if you're...

Nikon Z6 Gallery Images: Real-world sample photos straight from the Sunshine State!


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Earlier this week, we shared our First Shots series of lab sample images from the new Nikon Z6, but I've now had a chance to take this new 24MP full-frame mirrorless...

6 steps to take in Photoshop to ensure your images look excellent on Instagram

 
 

Instagram has not only changed the way that people share and view images, but it has also changed the way that people are processing photos. With people seeing so many images in such a short period of time on Instagram, photographers are looking for ways to make their images stand out. You only have a second or two...

LaCie Portable SSD is fastest in class & singularly beautiful to behold

 
 

I think we have started to enter the golden age for traveling creators. Photographers and videographers alike now have so many options for cameras, lenses, bags and other tech that we can get just about anything we would need from many options across multiple vendors all for a relatively affordable price. Just...

Tony and Chelsea Northrup try the digiFilm Yashica Y35 camera: A Kickstarter success but real-world flop

 
 

Last October, Yashica launched a Kickstarter project for a new digiFilm camera, the Yashica Y35. The product is weird, allowing (or rather, forcing) the user to install digital film canisters into the camera to allow you to use different digital filters. The Kickstarter was a smashing success, raising over a...

Landscape photographer Adam Karnacz tries the Fujifilm GFX 50S: Is it really better than full-frame?

 
 

Photographer Adam Karnacz has recently been shooting with the Fujifilm GFX 50S and his latest video is focused on shooting landscapes with the medium-format mirrorless GFX. Does he think it’s the best landscape camera on the market today? Let’s find out.

To put the GFX 50S to the test, Karnacz headed to North...

Firmware Friday: Fuji pulls X-T1 patch, bug-fixes X-T3; updates from Canon, Panasonic and Sigma, too


 
 

This week, our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns with news of new firmware for five different camera models and four lenses, as well as something a little more unusual: The withdrawal of a piece of firmware we'd already covered in a previous roundup. If you're a Canon, Fujifilm, Panasonic or Sigma...

Nikon Z6 First Shots: Big sensor, lower price, manageable megapixels (updated)


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[UPDATE 11-6-18: Since originally posting this news story our lab has received the new Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S, and we've now therefore been able to reshoot our Nikon Z6 First Shots with this lens. The Z6 crops below originally taken with an adapted Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G...

Nikon Z7 Field Test Part II: A flexible and versatile full-frame mirrorless camera with few flaws


Click here to read my new Nikon Z7 Field Test

 
 

In my first Nikon Z7 Field Test, I discussed the camera’s design, autofocus performance and JPEG image quality. In my second Field Test, the focus has shifted to shooting with the FTZ mount adapter, the new 24-70mm lens, shooting the Z7 for landscapes and wildlife,...

Make your landscapes pop with these easy-to-learn Lightroom techniques

 
 

Over the last couple of weeks, we have shared a pair of videos from photographer Attilio Ruffo focused on helping beginners edit their landscape photos in Adobe Lightroom. The three-part video series has concluded and the final video can be seen below. If you need to catch up, the first video can be seen here and...

Sigma’s new “Safari & Sidelines” full-frame 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 Sports lens is now shipping

 
 

As of today, the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens is available through Sigma authorized resellers for $1,999 USD in Canon and Nikon mounts.

The full-frame lens was debuted at Photokina 2018 and is designed to be the ultimate one-lens solution for nature, wildlife, sports, action and other types of...

Skylum adds AI Sky Enhancement to Luminar, plus reveals upcoming release of Luminar with Libraries

 
 

Skylum Software has kicked November off with a free update to their award-winning Luminar photo editing software. The free update features the new AI Sky Enhancer Filter, which has been developed in the company’s AI Lab. The new filter is designed to add depth, definition and detail to the skies in your image...

9 female model poses in 90 seconds

 
 

There are a lot of components to a good portrait, including lighting setup, lens selection and much more. One of the most important components is the subject. If you are working with a professional model, they may be very good at posing and won’t need much direction. However, if you are working with someone less...

Can Aaron Nace of Phlearn retouch a portrait using only the brush tool?

 
 

The brush tool in Adobe Photoshop is very powerful. Aaron Nace of Phlearn is showing just how powerful it is by retouching a portrait from start to finish using only the brush tool.

Below, Nace uses the brush tool in Photoshop to perform blemish removal, skin retouching, dodging, burning and color correction....

Brenizer method: How to capture a panoramic portrait with a shallow depth of field and wide angle of view

 
 

When shooting with a wide-angle lens, what you gain in field of view, you often lose in background blur. However, photographer Ryan Brenizer popularized a panoramic stitching technique which allowed you to produce a final image with a wide field of view and a shallow depth of field, a very distinct look. You can...

Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C is solid, fast enough & wonderfully inexpensive

 
 

Keeping the many different G-Technology portable drives straight just based on their names can be a real challenge. In the past couple years we've evaluated the G-Drive Mobile SSD and the G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C, and those are separate from the G-Drive Pro SSD and the G-Drive Thunderbolt 3 which are larger, desktop...

LensRentals Nikon Z7 Teardown: “The best built mirrorless full-frame camera we’ve taken apart”

 
 

“The best built mirrorless full-frame camera we’ve taken apart.” This is how Lensrentals describes the Nikon Z7 in their newly-published teardown. These are very strong words and speak to the level of engineering-level precision which has gone into the design and construction of Nikon’s new flagship full-frame...

Two Minute Tips: How to find a good background for outdoor portraits

 
 

When shooting portrait outdoors, it’s critical to find a nice background. What makes a background an ideal choice? Photographer David Bergman offers some tips for finding the best background in the latest episode of Two Minute Tips.

Bergman states that the best backgrounds are ones which are not distracting and...

Skin Tone Showdown:  Photographer Sean Tucker pits the Canon 5D Mark III versus the Sony A7 III

 
 

Photographer Sean Tucker recently switched from shooting with Canon DSLR and Fujifilm X Series cameras to Sony mirrorless cameras. He discussed the switch in a prior video, but primarily he wanted to downsize his kit and felt that Sony mirrorless cameras were closer to a true hybrid camera and that he would be able...

Tips and tricks to help you master your telephoto lens for landscape photography

 
 

If you shoot a lot of landscape images, it can be easy to be drawn in by the idea that certain lenses are landscape lenses and other lenses, particularly telephoto lenses, should only be used for other types of photography. However, there are many occasions when a telephoto lens is the ideal choice for a landscape...

Panasonic LX100 II First Shots: More megapixels, better I.Q. for this large-sensor compact?


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These days, the premium compact camera market is dominated by cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. For small, pocketable digi-cams, these are still really large sensors compared to what we used to see in more entry-level compact cameras. Panasonic, too, offers...

Nikon P1000 Field Test Part II: Nikon’s latest superzoom is super fun


Click here to read my Nikon P1000 Field Test

 
 

In my Nikon P1000 Field Test, I wanted to test the camera primarily as a nature walk camera. With its 24-3000mm-eq. built-in lens, the P1000 can capture a landscape one minute and zoom in to capture a shot of a small bird the next. It’s an incredible amount of...