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Firmware Friday: Catching up on news from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh and Sony


 
 

Firmware Friday has been on a brief hiatus the last couple of weeks, but it returns in style this week with news from almost all of the main players in the camera market. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus,...

Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Lens Review: Minor refreshes create an even better standard zoom lens


Click here to read our Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 II Review

 
 

Announced back at CES 2017, the second-generation version of Panasonic's versatile 24-70mm-eq. f/2.8 zoom lens is, admittedly, a minor refresh to an...

Seascape photography on the Icelandic coast: Choosing composition and camera settings

 
 

Landscapes and seascapes may seem similar, and in many ways, they are, but they each provide their own unique challenges. Photographer Mads Peter Iversen was recently in Iceland with fellow photographer Nigel Danson, and they did some seascape photography, among many other types of photography.

In the video...

Is the 24-70mm f/2.8 or a similar general zoom lens a must-have for every photographer?

 
 

There are certain lenses which are staples of many professional photographers' kits. Alongside the 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom, which nearly all manufacturers produce, there's also the 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom. The 24-70mm f/2.8 is great for landscape photographers, street shooters, event photographers, portrait photographers...

Shoot in style with the new gold-plated Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

 
 

Do you like unusual lenses? Do you like gold? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then Lomography's new limited-edition Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens may be right up your alley. The gold-plated brass lens promises "dreamy" imagery with a soft focus appearance and distinct aperture.

On the...

Mastering Adobe Lightroom Classic CC with Anthony Morganti’s new free video series

 
 

Anthony Morganti of Online Photography Training has started a brand-new educational video series centered around learning how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

In the first episode, seen below, Morganti introduces the new Mastering Lightroom Classic CC series, discusses the series itself and then shows off how...

Serge Ramelli’s favorite camera settings for different landscape photography situations

 
 

Photographer Serge Ramelli captures a lot of landscape images. He often edits them using his own presets, but what about his in-camera settings? We join him in Los Angeles in Paris in the video below, in which he'll discuss his favorite camera settings when shooting landscapes.

First things first, Ramelli sets...

Face your failed photos head on, it’s the best way to learn and improve as a photographer

 
 

If you're like Nigel Danson, you take a lot of photos. Despite being very experienced, even he takes photos he doesn't like. Rather than immediately deleting failed photos, Danson uses them to help him improve his work. It's important to look at the images you capture and don't like and identify what it is about...

Photographing migratory birds in low light with a Nikon D5 and 180-400mm f/4 telephoto zoom

 
 

Danish nature photographer Morten Hilmer has been visiting the western coast of Denmark, which is one of his favorite areas to photograph birds and landscapes.

Every spring, kittiwakes, a migratory seabird, comes to cliffs in the Thy National Park to breed. It's a stunning scene as we see in Hilmer's...

Craft your own RAW recipes: How to create your own profiles in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom

 
 

Profiles have been a part of Adobe editing software for a long time, although they haven't always been easy to find. Now, with the latest updates to Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom, profiles have a more prominent role in the software. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy takes a look at profiles in his latest video, seen...

Imperfections can lead to a powerful shot: Steve O’Nions shoots with a pinhole camera

 
 

Photographer Steve O'Nions found a derelict slate works building in a remote area in Wales and the scene immediately struck him as a viable candidate for shooting with a pinhole camera. That's exactly what O'Nions did. He used a Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera with Fomapan 100 classic film. Let's join him behind the...

5 hidden gems in Adobe Photoshop which will help you get the most out from the photo editor

 
 

If you use Adobe Photoshop, you likely know how powerful the software is. You probably also know that there are so many different ways you can use the software. With so much flexibility comes numerous opportunities to add new tricks to your Photoshop repertoire.

Photographer and educator Blake Rudis of f64...

BenQ launches new affordable 24-inch photographer-oriented monitor, the PhotoVue SW240

 
 

A capable computer is a must-have for photographers. However, a good monitor is perhaps even more important. BenQ has introduced a new monitor aimed squarely at photographers, which hopes to blend high performance with a consumer-friendly price point.

The new BenQ PhotoVue SW240 builds upon the previous BenQ...

Using a reflector for portrait headshots: The basics and the mistakes to avoid

 
 

Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles is back with another video for Adorama's The Breakdown video series. This time, the professional portrait photographer is tackling the topic of reflectors and how to use them for headshots.

Reflectors are a great, easy-to-use and inexpensive tool for photography. You can use them to...

Capture Dedication contest winners announced: First prize earns a photography trip with pro Paul Reiffer

 
 

Recently, Phase One's Capture One launched a photography competition on Instagram as part of the Dedication Campaign. The competition invited entrants to share an image which was very important to them and explain what made the image personally special. The winners have now been announced.

Taking home the first...

Fujifilm X-H1 Field Test Part III: The X-H1 has new video features, but is it a great video camera?


Click for my Fujifilm X-H1 Field Test Part III

 
 

In my first two Field Tests for the new the Fujifilm X-H1 flagship X Series camera, I looked at its revised design, image quality, performance and shooting experience. Now it's time to turn our attention toward the X-H1's video features and performance. 

The X-H1...

On location with photographer Nick Carver: Scouting, planning and photographing a liquor store

 
 

Photographer Nick Carver utilizes many different types of cameras in his work, including both analog and digital cameras. Based in California, Carver recently came across an "unmaintained" liquor store in Santa Barbara County, California, and returned to photograph it with his Polaroid SX-70 and then later with a...

RED Cinema is building Facebook’s VR camera & the result may be what Lytro dreamed of creating

 
 

Facebook and RED Cinema announced a partnership to create the world's first commercially available camera to capture scenes with six degrees of freedom (6DOF), the next generation of virtual reality. Facebook has had their feet in the door of this space for quite some time, especially after the acquisition of...

Deep Dive: Why does Adobe have so many different apps?

 
 

I’ve personally been following Adobe for years as both a big fan and a harsh critic of their products, dating back to the first time I ever opened an Adobe application in 2002. That outspoken dichotomy is a result of a fact about me: if I love your products, I expect the creators to love and respect them in kind. I...

Photographing at Stokksnes in Iceland: Beautiful 4K video shows off stunning seaside landscape

 
 

Photographer Mads Peter Iversen has visited Vestrahorn, also known as Stokksnes, in Iceland over 10 times. That doesn't mean he's bored of the popular location, however, as he says it's unique each time he visits. We join him on his latest visit to the area in the video below.

Why is the location so popular and...

Photographer Dave Morrow shows off all the outdoor gear he takes on his photo expeditions

 
 

Outdoor photographer Dave Morrow is currently on a two-month photography expedition, but before he left, he captured a video showing off and breaking down his outdoor gear for photo expeditions.

Granted, Morrow is a particularly hardcore outdoor photographer. He backpacks for weeks and sometimes months at a time,...

Film versus digital: Which does this portrait photographer prefer?

 
 

Portrait and fashion photographer Irene Rudnyk has been shooting a lot more with film recently. This has prompted numerous viewers to ask questions about the process and how film compares with digital. When digital cameras are so good and it's not necessarily difficult to give a digital file a "film" look, why opt...