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The Imaging Resource News page is the best way to stay on top of all the latest in the fast-paced world of digital imaging! Up-to-the-minute news as well as coverage of the latest articles and reviews covering digital imaging hardware and software of all

Published: 2017-08-31T12:30:12+00:00


Techart releases new Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX smart adapter with autofocus capabilities


Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, but that isn’t slowing down the demand for lens adapters from Fujifilm GFX owners, especially those who moved from a full-frame system and want to continue to use some of their favorite lenses. For Canon system users, Techart has a new Canon EF lens to Fujifilm GFX 50S adapter which includes both autofocus and aperture control. The smart adapter supports AF-S mode and EF lenses with image stabilization. Aperture can be controlled via the camera's command dial and focal length and...
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Serge Ramelli offers five tips for improving your editing in Adobe Lightroom


Photographer Serge Ramelli is a longtime professional photographer and educator and shares many free resources. His latest video is all about Adobe Lightroom, which I'm sure many of our readers use for organizing and editing their images. In the video below, Ramelli covers "5 Lightroom secrets" including using the brush to adjust filters, using presets, dodging and burning with the brush and radial circle, using sync and manual mode and creating panoramas. Ramelli does also plug a few of his own products, including his Signature...
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Shutter Release: EyeEm award winners, photographing black dogs, iOS 11 file issues & more


In today's edition of Shutter Release, we have a rich assortment of content to share with you. We start by pointing you toward the winners of this year's EyeEm Photography Awards, which attracted entries from nearly 90,000 photographers. After that, dog fans will be pleased with a video about a neat photo project highlighting black dogs without homes, as they prove notoriously difficult to photograph and nice images of animals on adoption sites make a big difference in terms of adoption numbers. We will then share a cool website...
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Love of cars runs through two very different photographers across generations and styles


For car fanatics, there is something special about the roar of an engine. It's not easy to point to what exactly makes cars special, and perhaps there are as many answers to that question as there are cars on the road. It could be the unique shapes, the incredible engineering or maybe just the flat-out speed of a supercar. No matter the answer, work of automotive photographer Easton Chang is sure to inspire awe from even the most subdued car fan. Chang was recently featured by SmugMug Films and the video below shows us the...
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Is 17 the magic number for bokeh? Biotar announces campaign for 17-bladed 58mm f/2 optic


If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik's latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade aperture design. What's old is new again. This is Oprema's second lens project following a successful Kickstarter campaign for a Biotar 75mm f/1.5 revival project, so the company has experience bringing distinct lenses back from the past. Let's talk more about the 17 aperture...
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Capture One Pro 10 Spectrum Styles Pack adds cinema-inspired color grading to the RAW editor


For fans - like us - of Capture One Pro 10, Phase One shared some interesting news yesterday. The company has released a new series of Styles, which are one of the big features of Capture One Pro 10.1. The first "Grading Styles" Styles Pack is the new "Spectrum" pack. Each Styles Pack comes with up to 18 different Styles, which have been carefully designed to modify curves, saturation and tonal adjustments without changing key parameters, such as your exposure, white balance and levels. Spectrum has been designed to deliver...
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You can now use Adobe Spark with your own custom logos and colors


Adobe Spark is a web-based platform for blogging and storytelling, and it got an update with "premium features," which lets you create and share branded stories in all three Spark formats: Post (for graphics), Page (for web pages), and Video (for video stories). Now instead of carrying Adobe's branding wherever it went, Spark stories can carry your own and be a better representation of you and your business. Adobe has baked in what they are calling "design intelligence," so all you need to do is add your brand ingredients to get...
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Profoto enters new territory with the announcement of their first speed light: the Profoto A1


Announced today by Profoto comes a new product in a market we haven't seen them even show a desire to really enter. Until today, Profoto is most notably known for their pro-level strobes and lighting kits that cost thousands of dollars (but those who use them will say they're worth worth every penny). So what is their next step? Well, apparently speed lights, with the announcement of the Profoto A1. Friend of Imaging Resource Zach Sutton is in Sweden for the launch, and was kind enough to give us the down-low as well as his first...
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Shutter Release: 3 videos about lighting techniques, dramatic black and white images and more


In our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release, we share and summarize interesting photography content we see from around the web. It could be video tutorials about Photoshop, an opinion piece about a new camera or really anything that we think our readers would enjoy seeing. We are dedicated to bringing you the best original content we can, but we also want to share the great work our colleagues are doing as well. Today's Shutter Release kicks off with a pair of lighting videos from two regularly-featured photographers on...
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YI M1 Review: A Micro Four Thirds body with lens and Sony sensor for under $300—so what’s the catch?


Late last year, Shenzhen, China-based XiaoYi -- known stateside as Yi Technology -- launched the YI M1 to great fanfare. Its first standalone camera (and an interchangeable-lens camera, at that!) the Yi Camera drew plenty of attention for its reserved Leica-like looks, its quality Four Thirds-format Sony Exmor image sensor, and its broadly-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount. But more than that, what got folks talking was its pricetag. Originally shipping at around US$350 list (and that's with a 12-40mm kit lens), the...
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Shutter Release: Portrait lighting setup, large format portraiture, Photoshop tips, Yashica’s return and more


We hope you all had a pleasant weekend and for those of you were out taking photos, we hope the conditions were favorable! In today's edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource, we will be looking at six articles and videos covering a wide range of topics. We start with an article and a video showing portraiture behind the scenes, then look at 10 tips for landscape photography before moving to a pair of Photoshop tutorial videos and finish up with an interesting teaser video from Yashica. We've...
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Fuji GF 110mm f/2 Field Test: Fuji’s fastest GFX lens delivers terrific sharpness and dreamy bokeh


Click here to read our Fuji GF 110mm f/2 Field Test One of the more popular use-cases for a medium format camera system is for high-quality, high-resolution portraiture. With the new Fuji GFX system, the camera maker offered a handful of lenses upon its debut, with those more suited for general photography and landscapes as well as macro, but with the announcement of the GF 110mm f/2 WR lens this past April, Fuji answered the calls of portrait shooters with a short telephoto prime lens with a super-fast aperture. Offering a...
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Firmware Friday: Canon Cinema EOS C700, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Pentax K-1 updated


This week's Firmware Friday roundup is fairly short and sweet, compared to some of the lengthy lists we've seen lately, but if you're shooting Canon's Cinema EOS C700-series video cameras, the medium-format Hasselbad X1D-50c mirrorless camera or Ricoh's full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR, it will nevertheless be interesting for you, as all of the above have received updates in the last seven days. Let's get right down to what's new for these products! Canon Cinema EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL Hitting the list from the top...
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Shutter Release: Lightroom Coffee Break, natural versus artificial light, moody landscapes and a pro’s workflow


As we head into the weekend, we have four videos to share with you in today's edition of Shutter Release. First up is a new Lightroom Coffee Break video, next is a video about natural light versus off camera flash, then a behind the scenes landscape video before finishing with the latest from photographer Jay P. Morgan. Shutter Release is a regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource wherein we share interesting photography content from around the web, including articles, tutorials, videos and more. Lightroom Coffee Break:...
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Lightest in its class: Tamron announces new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD full-frame telephoto zoom


Earlier this year, Sigma and Sony each announced a 100-400mm lens, with the latter a high-end lens as part of Sony's G Master lineup. Now Tamron is getting in on the 100-400mm race with its new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) lens, which is actually a bit faster than the newest Sigma at the wider end of the focal length range. While we don't have pricing information for the new Tamron 100-400mm lens, we do know that it'll release by the end of the year, if all goes as planned, and we have a variety of specifications...
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Sony announces its first camcorders to feature phase-detect autofocus


Sony’s newest camcorders are its first to feature phase detection autofocus, and each also boast 1-inch sensors and 4K capture. The XDCAM PXW-Z90, the NXCAM HXR-NX80 and the Handycam FDR-AX700 are Sony's first camcorders to use a "Fast Hybrid AF" system which they say "ensures highly accurate focusing and tracking." The sensors in all three cameras feature 273 phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 84% of the shooting area, high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm. In movie recording...
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Wild Wild West: Real-world gallery images from the super-versatile new Nikon D850


Click here to browse our Nikon D850 Gallery This past week, myself, along with a group of other photo press members, were invited by Nikon to come out to Bend, Oregon for a whirlwind testing session with the new Nikon D850. While out here in Oregon, I had the opportunity to put the D850 through its paces with a variety of subject matter, including landscapes and portraiture -- key areas of expertise for the D810 predecessor -- as well as fast-paced and challenging subjects like motocross and whitewater kayaking. I also threw in...
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WhiteWall Direct Print on Wood Review: A natural-looking print with its very own personality


You may recall last month when we shared news about WhiteWall's new direct print on wood product. The folks at White Wall were kind enough to provide me a code to order my own 20 x 15 inch wooden print. Let's take a closer look at the new product and how my own print turned out. The ordering process is a breeze. You need to prepare your file in the AdobeRGB or sRGB color space (it will be changed to sRGB for printing), but you need to ensure that the file has the color space embedded. You should also set it to a resolution of 300...
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Shutter Release: Kobra flash modifier, iPhone X video specs, Lightroom secrets, tinting images and more


It's been a busy week so far here at Imaging Resource, with a lot of news to cover. Let's take some time to share a variety of interesting photography content with you in today's edition of our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release. Today's Shutter Release will focus on tips for photographing reptiles, a new Kickstarter for a flash modifier system, a look at why the new iPhone X has better video shooting specs than many dedicated cameras and a pair of photo editing tutorials. Let's get to it. How to photograph reptiles...
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A blast from the past: Polaroid relaunches its instant camera business with the new OneStep 2


Polaroid is back with a vengeance. The reemergence of the instant camera is an interesting one spearheaded by Fujifilm and their Instax cameras, but you can trace its origins back to the 70s when Polaroid released the foldable SX70 and then a few years later, the simpler OneStep camera. The simple camera had a fixed focus lens and it produced a film that developed in minutes. "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" said OutKast in the popular song "Hey Ya!" It wasn't shake it like an Instax. The original OneStep had a single button...
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