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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Firmware Friday: Bug fixes for Nikon P900, W300; Ricoh G800SE; Sony A7 III, FS5 and NXCAM NX5R


 
 

Firmware Friday returns for another week with a relatively compact list of updates this time around. In the past seven days, we've learned of a couple of firmware updates for Nikon's Coolpix-series cameras,...

Google Pixelbook Review: Less of a laptop and more of an iPad Pro competitor

 
 

If you take a step back and really look at what Google has done with their laptops, it starts to seem bizarre when you really consider it: This is an entire computing experience powered by a browser. To think that...

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Field Test: An affordable, fast and mostly good APS-C prime lens


Click here to read my Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary Field Test

 
 

Late last year, Sigma released the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens, which is the first APS-C lens for Sony E-mount to offer an...

Glass for geeks: An in-depth tour of Nikon’s Hikari Glass factory

 
 

I've been on a lot of factory tours with various camera and lens manufacturers before, but had never had a chance to see how the optical glass was made that goes into the lenses we use every day. So I was really...

Panasonic 50-200mm f/2.8-4 Leica DG Gallery: Wildlife is calling, and we simply couldn’t wait

 
 

Spring is finally here in the northern hemisphere, the wildlife is quickly waking up, and our friends at Panasonic have now delivered us a sample of their new 50-200mm f/2.8-4 DG Leica lens. ...Perfect timing!

This new optic has so many intriguing specs to offer, but more than anything, it is a...

Learn how and why you should consider using a dedicated light meter for perfect exposures

 
 

Sure, your digital camera has built-in metering abilities and yes, often the camera does a good job. However, that doesn't mean there isn't a place for a dedicated incident light meter. When trying to get the perfect exposure, it's tough to beat using a light meter.

We get to see a light meter in action in the...

Fujifilm X-H1 Field Test Part II: Putting the X-H1’s improved autofocus and performance to the test


Click here to read my Fujifilm X-H1 Field Test Part II

 
 

In my first Field Test for the new Fujifilm X-H1, I looked at the camera's revised design and its familiar image sensor. In the newly-published Field Test Part II, the focus shifts toward the X-H1's shooting experience, autofocus and overall performance for...

MindShift Gear’s new all-weather sling will keep your equipment dry even in a storm

 
 

MindShift Gear, a subsidiary of Think Tank, has just announced new shoulder bags that they are calling " storm-resistant carrying solutions for the active photographer in virtually any outdoor environment." That's quite statement, but because it is built with high performance waterproof sailcloth panels,...

Arizona landscapes test the unique color filter of the medium-format Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic

 
 

Last autumn, Phase One released the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back for their XF camera system. The digital back incorporated a newly-designed 101-megapixel medium-format sensor which utilized new Bayer Filter color technology. This tech allows for a different method for separating red, green and blue light and...

Sony RX10 IV Field Test Part II: Epic performance and great high ISO IQ make for an excellent all-rounder

 
 

We've tested some really cool cameras over the years, but the Sony RX10 IV has to be among the very coolest! Designed as the ultimate one-size-fits-all camera, the RX10 IV impresses in most respects thanks to a combination of great image quality and absolutely mind-blowing levels of performance. Sony is not...

Why bad photographers think they’re good and good photographers are rarely satisfied

 
 

Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? If not, it's a cognitive bias wherein people with lower ability in a particular area would rate themselves as being much more able than they are in reality. For example, a novice photographer is more likely to rate themselves as an expert than someone who actually...

Sony A7 III First Shots: Sony’s super-versatile full-frame mirrorless camera arrives in our testing lab


Click here to see our Sony A7 III Lab Samples

 
 

Sony shows no sign of slowing down on its path to dominate the full-frame camera market. Its latest model, the super-versatile Sony A7 Mark III, is perhaps one of its most intriguing. Sporting an all-new 24MP sensor along with many of the well-received performance...

Blackmagic’s new 4K Pocket Cinema Camera looks good on paper, but I’m unconvinced

 
 

Blackmagic today announced a new Pocket Cinema camera, which isn't so much a "pocket" camera anymore but it does add some impressive specs with an even more impressive price. The new camera is a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO as well as 13 stops of...

Photographing waterfalls: How to select the right shutter speed for the mood you want to convey

 
 

In the video below, we join photographer Adam Gibbs as he explores a new area on the east coast of Vancouver Island and also revisits a waterfall he photographed a few years prior.

Waterfalls are a very interesting subject because there are many ways to approach them. It's common to see photographs stop down...

Leica adds a third zoom lens to its SL lens lineup, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH

 
 

Leica has expanded its SL system of lenses with an ultra-wide angle zoom lens, the long-rumored Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. The lens has been designed with a diverse range of uses in mind, including landscape, architecture, wedding, event and concert photography. To help with the latter trio of...

G-Technology goes all-in on SSD: announces three high-end solid state devices

 
 

G-Technology is diving straight into the deep end of supporting SSD with the announcement of three new SSD products that dramatically bolster the speeds photographers and videographers are going to have at their fingertips without sacrificing storage capacity or blowing the budget. Two of the new products are SSD...

Level up your Photoshop skills by learning all about levels adjustments

 
 

Levels are a very versatile and useful way to adjust your images in Photoshop. However, they aren't necessarily easy to understand at first. In a new video, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid explains levels adjustments and also shows different ways you can use them to improve your images in Photoshop.

When looking at...

DJI’s new gimbal tools make high end filmmaking even smoother

 
 

DJI has announced two new high-end cinema products, the DJI Master Wheels and DJI Force Pro, that offer professional gimbal control solutions to discerning filmmakers by adding a new way to manage DJI’s Ronin 2 and Ronin-S gimbals. The Master Wheels is a professional level, highprecision gimbal control system that...

Long exposure photography in Iceland with Nigel Danson

 
 

We saw last week that photographer Nigel Danson is in Iceland to capture landscape photographs and in his newest video, seen below, we join Danson on Iceland's southeastern coastline.

The stunning landscapes makes for wonderful photographic subjects. This can sometimes be a disadvantage as it can be difficult to...

A breakdown of all the new features in Adobe Camera Raw’s latest update

 
 

By now, you've likely had some time with the new versions of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. In case you haven't or you have but still want to learn more about its new features, a new video from Blake Rudis of f64 Academy breaks down the new features in Adobe Camera Raw 2018 10.3.0.933.

One of biggest new...

ProGrade Digital’s new SD card is wicked fast, affordable & designed for 4K workflows

 
 

Hopefully not getting lost in the news regarding CFexpress, ProGrade Digital has also announced a new high-end SD card that is capable of supporting even the beefiest of 4K workflows that will start shipping in May. While their current SD card announced at launch is fine for most cameras, it doesn't have the write...

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: ProGrade Digital’s new 1400 MB/s CFexpress card is memory’s brave new world

 
 

In early March, Nikon Rumors reported that fledgling memory company ProGrade Digital would not be making XQD cards, instead betting on the new format CFexpress. This rumor was later confirmed by DP Review. For those who are not close to the memory industry, this was somewhat of a shock, as XQD is a format popular...

LaCie upgrades its Rugged RAID drive with integrated SD reader and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility

 
 

There are few storage devices as iconic-looking as the LaCie Rugged series, and LaCie has done an excellent job upgrading their offerings over the years without deviating from its well-known design. The latest is no exception. Encased in the famous orange rubber shell, the new Rugged RAID Pro can be configured in...

If the devil is in the details, then the Hasselblad H6D-400C MS can capture it

 
 

In January, Hasselblad announced the H6D-400C, which can capture 400-megapixel images using its new Multi-Shot technology. Jaron Schneider wrote here on Imaging Resource about the camera and about cameras with such high-megapixel counts in general, asking "Why the hell do we need 400 megapixels?"

It's a good...