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Pentax reveals development of new APS-C flagship for 2020 (Edit: Now with additional observations)


 
 

It's been a couple of years now since we last saw a new APS-C camera from Ricoh's Pentax brand, but it looks like that will be changing next year, as the company has today announced development of a new...

Firmware Friday: Bug fixes for Nikon P1000, 180-400mm; Ricoh updates Theta V, Image Sync


 
 

After a somewhat bigger week last time around, our regular Firmware Friday post arrives this week with news of just two cameras, one lens and one piece of software updated in the past seven days. Unless you're...

Sony A7R IV Field Test: Landscapes, Portraits, Wildlife & More! Is this Sony’s most versatile camera yet?

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Packed with an all-new 61-megapixel full-frame image sensor, the new Sony A7R Mark IV might seem like a prime candidate for landscapes, portraiture, architecture and...

Theta in space: Ricoh partners with JAXA for out-of-this-world spherical panos


 
 

Ricoh has developed a strong reputation for itself in the 360-degree camera market. Since the 2013 CP+ show in Japan, when the company first showed off a prototype of what would become its Theta 360-degree...

Firmware Friday: Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2, Canon EF-S 18-135, Nikon B500 and Z6 / Z7 updates


 
 

This week's Firmware Friday roundup is a little larger than they've been lately, bringing news of three hardware updates and one new piece of software from three companies. If you're not shooting Blackmagic, Canon or Nikon gear, you can safely move along to another article now. (We'd suggest perusing some of...

Sony A6600 Gallery Images: See our first real-world shots from Sony’s new flagship APS-C camera

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Earlier this week in New York, Sony announced a pair of new 24.2-megapixel APS-C mirrorless cameras, the Sony A6600 and A6100. We were on the scene for the announcement and were able to go hands-on with Sony's new flagship APS-C camera, the A6600. While we work on...

Macro photography on a budget: Close-up filters allow you to capture macro shots without buying a new lens


 
 

If you are interested in macro photography, but don't already have a macro lens, the prospect of buying one just to take up close-up photos can feel daunting. Photography is an expensive enough hobby as it is. However, there are ways you can take macro photos on a budget. As we see in a new video from ...

Interested in video overviews of your favorite new products? Check out IR’s YouTube channel!

 
 

We love covering new products on your behalf.... it's why we're here! We dive deeper than virtually anyone out there to really try and uncover what's going on beneath the hood of the latest and greatest gear available, so that your hard-earned money gets spent in the most effective ways. And while most of you...

Live from New York: It’s Sony APS-C time again! A6600, A6100 & 2 new lenses announced

 
 

Click here to read more about the new Sony

cameras and lenses!

 

Sony A6600

Sony A6100

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G

Sony E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS

Hi Everyone! We're live on the scene in New York City today as we are told Sony is set to announce several new products. We'll deliver the news to you here as...

Choose Your Own Adventure: Canon debuts 90D, M6 Mark II with similar specs, different designs

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Canon 90D Hands-on Preview
Canon M6 Mark II Hands-on Preview

 
 

Which camera style do you prefer: DSLR or mirrorless? Canon's giving you the choice with the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II. With both cameras sporting the same imaging pipeline and, for the most part, vastly similar performance...

Canon announces new IS-equipped L lenses for EOS R system, the RF 15-35mm f/2.8 & RF 24-70mm f/2.8

 
 

Canon has announced a pair of new RF mount zoom lenses to further expand their native lens offerings for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system, the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM and RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM. As you can see, both lenses feature constant f/2.8 apertures, image stabilization (IS) and Nano...

Meet the new king of the Video hill: The Panasonic S1H is a GH5 on steroids

 
 

When Panasonic brought video capabilities to their GH-series Micro Four Thirds lineup so many years ago, they likely didn't realize just how big a splash they were making into a new world. By the time the GH3 rolled around years later, the line was growing into a majorly seasoned production tool for video...

Panasonic announces revised 25mm f/1.4 MFT lens & brand-new Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f/2.8 full-frame lens


 
 

Panasonic has announced two new lenses, one for each of its interchangeable lens camera systems. The first is a revised version of the Micro Four Thirds Leica DG 25mm f/1.4 prime lens and the second is a pro-oriented 24-70mm f/2.8 L-mount lens for the Lumix S Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Looking...

ON1 announces Photo RAW 2020, plus all-new ON1 Video and ON1 Photo Mobile applications

 
 

In the coming months, ON1 will be offering an integrated line of photo and video editing products to its customers, including the next major release of ON1 Photo RAW 2020, a new video editing solution and a mobile photography application.

Looking first at ON1 Photo RAW 2020, this pro-oriented photo organizer, raw...

Intelligent clarity and detail: Skylum announces new AI Structure tool for upcoming Luminar 4 photo editor

 
 

Last month, Skylum Software announced the first major new feature of its upcoming Luminar release, AI Sky Replacement. This month, Skylum has lifted the curtain on yet another major new feature for Luminar 4, the AI Structure tool. AI Structure, like the new Sky Replacement feature, AI Structure will leverage the...

The 2019 Adobe Rising Stars of Photography: 10 talented photographers from around the globe

 
 

Continuing an annual tradition, Adobe has announced its third list of Rising Stars of Photography, an initiative which highlights the work, careers and stories of up-and-coming photographers from around the world. As Adobe points out, photography is becoming more accessible, especially as smartphone technology...

Firmware Friday: New lens support and bug fixes for Canon EOS R and RP


 
 

For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup is a pretty short one, this time bringing with it news of just two updates from one company. (And both of them are pretty minor ones, too.)

The Canon EOS RP has received its version 1.2.0 update (download here), and the EOS R is now on version 1.3.0 (...

Nikon Z6 Review Conclusion: An excellent blend of quality, performance and price

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While the Nikon Z7 is aimed more towards professional photographers, particularly those needing high-resolution images, the simultaneously-announced Nikon Z6 offers a more modest 24MP full-frame sensor and a more modest price tag. But while the sensor might not...

Photographing waterfalls in the Faroe Islands with Mads Peter Iversen

 
 

As part of his ongoing video series, Photographing the Faroe Islands, photographer Mads Peter Iversen has visited numerous waterfalls. In his latest video, waterfalls are his primary focus as he explores the area and discusses his personal approach to waterfall photography.

The first location Iversen visits...

No tilt-shift lens? No problem! How to create a miniature tilt-shift effect using Adobe Photoshop

 
 

With a tilt-shift lens, you can use the lens' unique design to do all sorts of interesting things, including creating a miniature, toy-like image. Tilt-shift lenses are specialized photographic tools, often used by architecture photographers to ensure that the lines in their images are straight. When shooting a...

The LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle is a comically large drive for a very specific purpose

 
 

I usually start these hard drive reviews by mentioning how far a company has come, or the changes they have made in contrast to their normal paths, or mentioning what their competitors are doing, but I can't do that here. I can't bury the lede that much because I'm sure you've noticed, this thing looks super weird....

Capturing landscapes in difficult midday sun: Tips for turning harsh light into great photos

 
 

In an ideal world, it would always be possible to capture landscape images in beautiful early morning or sunset light. However, there are a plethora of reasons why you may instead find yourself shooting in harsh midday light. Typically, people would consider the middle of the day a bad time to shoot or impossible...

Olympus E-M1X Field Test Part III: In its element in the elements, shooting a stormy NASCAR race at Daytona


Click here to read part three of my Olympus E-M1X Field Test


 
 

[Ed. Note: We just realized that this field test had accidentally been taken offline by some in-house testing. We're re-featuring it briefly to give it a little love and make up for the mistake. Apologies to those of you who'd been trying to...

OnSet with Daniel Norton: Using large lights to create dynamic full length portraits

 
 

In Daniel Norton's ongoing education video series for Adorama, OnSet, he shows off different portraiture and portrait lighting techniques. Oftentimes, he is photographing from the waist or shoulders up. When lighting a full body portrait, the situation can be quite different and there are more things for the...