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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: 2017-05-24T16:30:19+00:00


Shutter Release: Creative portraiture, 10-stop ND filters face off and more


Creative portraiture series combines real-world elements with subjects – PetaPixel Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova has an ongoing photography project, “ELEMENTS,” which adds a real-world touch to an underlying portrait to create distinct images that almost jump off the screen. Of her project, Svarbova told PetaPixel “I focus on portraits in this series. I used different materials to work on photography, for example: fire, air, water, etc. All are portraits of young people, but everyone is personal and different.” Check out...
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DJI launches Spark, their palm-sized consumer-friendly drone


DJI has announced their latest drone, Spark, and it's the smallest flying camera they have ever revealed. Even smaller than the Mavic, the Spark weighs a mere 10.6 ounces but still comes with packed with familiar features like obstacle avoidance, indoor operation and intelligent flight modes, but has a new controller: you. The Spark has a "Gesture Mode," and DJI says that all you'll need to control Spark is your hand, making it the first drone that can be fully controlled by gestures alone. When Spark takes off from your hand,...
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Popular Macphun image editing software Aurora HDR and Luminar are coming to Windows this fall


Since launching in 2008, Macphun's software has been exclusive to MacOS, offering great software to Mac users, but leaving Windows photographers in the dark. That will no longer be the case as Macphun has announced that its best-selling photo editors, Luminar and Aurora HDR, will be coming to PC this fall. Of the decision to bring their software to Windows, Macphun's Vice President Kevin La Rue says, " We have been delivering award-winning products to Mac users for almost a decade, and now are very excited to bring Windows users...
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It’s Magic! Laowa unveils first GFX converter with optics to adapt full-frame lenses without vignette


There are already many adapters available for the Fuji GFX 50S, including offerings from Fotodiox, Kipon, Cambo and more. However, none of them do what Laowa’s new Magic Format Converter (MFC) does. Traditional adapters simply acts as a means for converting lenses with different mounts to the GFX, but this leads to vignetting when using a full-frame lens because it can’t cover the sensor area of the medium-format GFX. The MFC, on the other hand, includes internal optics and magnifies the image circle of Canon or Nikon full-frame...
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A foul drone: GoPro Karma drone crashes into the stands at Major League Baseball game


Fresh off the news that drone owners would no longer have to register personal drones in the US, we have another drone accident story to share with you. Over the weekend, someone flew their GoPro Karma drone over Petco Park during the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. It’s worth pointing out that this is illegal. FAA regulations forbid flying drones in and around stadiums hosting Major League Baseball games – and other various events – one hour prior, during and one hour following games. In a moment of...
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Four hours of free Photoshop tutorials covering over 30 techniques every photographer needs to know


Last year, Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid made a video showing 30 Photoshop CC tools and features in around 30 minutes and it was a great video resource for photographers looking to brush up on their editing skills. Dodson has now gone even further with that idea with his new four-part video series, which just saw its final video published over the weekend. The new series covers over 30 techniques every photographer or retoucher needs to know. In the four videos below, Dodson goes into extensive detail on many features of Photoshop....
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Shutter Release: Canon 200mm f/1.8 lens on eBay, how to light high key portraits and more


An opportunity to purchase Canon's unique 200mm f/1.8 lens - Mirrorless Rumors A German eBay user is selling a Canon FD f/1.8 L lens for just under US$8,000 with worldwide shipping. If you want this lens, perhaps the fastest 200mm lens ever made, here's your chance. If you'd like to learn more about this lens and whether or not the asking price is reasonable, check out this article at PetaPixel. Lighting how-to: High key portraits - ISO 1200 Portrait photographer Joe Edelman wants to help you capture beautiful portraits with...
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Win a Sony A9 or $500 gift card: Deals and promotions for Sony’s hot new pro camera


Our friends at Adorama have a couple of great promotions running for the new Sony A9, which will begin shipping this Thursday! Win a Sony A9 through Adorama One lucky customer who preorders a Sony A9 through Adorama before May 25 will receive a full refund for the price of the camera. • Click here to preorder your Sony A9 at Adorama• Trade up to the Sony A9 with up to 70% credit towards the new camera Adorama is also running a promotion until June 30 which allows you to trade your camera gear in towards the Sony A9 for up...
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60-second introductions to film photography: From photography basics to darkroom essentials


Ilford Photography created a series of neat animations for a video series, "Introduction to Film Photography," earlier this year. In the videos, some of which are embedded below, Ilford shows off various aspects of film photography, from an SLR itself to darkroom essentials. Even if you don't shoot film and are new to photography in general, the videos on aperture and shutter speed are universally applicable. Film photography has been experiencing something of a resurgence of late, with companies such as Kodak bringing back a...
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Yeah, yeah…speed… but what about image quality? Sony A9 First Shots from the lab!


The Sony A9 has landed at IR Labs, and we couldn't wait to bring you our signature First Shots test lab series. For anyone itching to dive right in, please head to our Sony A9 Lab Samples Page to see the camera in action across the available ISO range. For anyone interested in comparisons to other models, our trusty Comparometer is your ticket! With a 24mp full-frame sensor, the A9 is in the logical tier above the A7 Mark II, so that comparison will surely draw some interested viewers. And, of course, there are those of you who...
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Learn more about the Sony A9 during B&H live stream


The Sony A9 is one of the most talked-about cameras coming to market, and as such we expect many of you to have questions regarding the new action-oriented 20 fps beast. Though you can get a good idea of what to expect from our preview and samples, there is still a lot to be discussed on the A9. Courtesy of our affiliates at B&H Photo Video, you can get your questions answered and have the opportunity to win a Sony A9 of your very own by tweeting your questions for a live panel...
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Fuji X-T20 Field Test: Impressive camera offers great imaging and performance


Click here to read our Fuji X-T20 Field Test Fuji's new X-T20 camera does what its predecessor, the X-T10, did back in 2015. It combines the imaging capabilities of Fuji's current flagship X-series cameras (the X-T2 and X-Pro2) with a consumer-friendly price point. Like its more expensive siblings, the X-T20 uses a 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS X-Trans sensor and relies on Fuji's X-Processor Pro image processing engine. Add in a 3-inch tilting touchscreen display, 325-point hybrid autofocus system and 4K UHD video recording, and...
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Shutter Release: Does Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.8 lens best the Zeiss Batis 85mm prime?


DxO puts the new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens to the test: Is it better than a Zeiss or Sony G Master f/1.4? - Sony Alpha Rumors Sony's recent FE 85mm f/1.8 lens has been put to the test by DxO Mark and they have given it a remarkably high score. In fact, per their tests, the 85mm f/1.8 even bests the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 for Sony E mount. How does the Sony 85mm f/1.8 compare to the Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens? Check DxO Mark for a full breakdown and tons of comparisons. We also went hands-on with the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens...
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DJI will basically brick your drone if you don’t comply with new firmware requirements


In an email sent to customers late last night (the message is also available to read here), DJI announced that they plan to introduce a new process for activating and updating firmware on their products. The note states that by the end of the week, all DJI product owners (outside of DJI's home country of China) will have to log in and update to a new version of the DJI GO or Go 4 app and re-login to the app even if you already have done so in a previous version. The new process is designed to ensure that you use a correct set of...
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Print 13 x 19 at home for just $130? Indeed, with this new Canon Pro-100 deal!


If you want to make up to 13 x 19 inch prints from the comfort of your own home, then B&H has one heck of a deal for you! After a $250 mail-in rebate, you can purchase a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 wireless inkjet photo printer for only US$130. The rebate period ends on May 31, so you don't have much longer to take advantage of this great deal. (Click here for details on the mail-in rebate). To sweeten the pot even further, B&H is including 50 sheets of 13 x 19" Canon Semi-Gloss Photo Paper Plus to help get you started. The PRO-100...
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Canon blindfolds three photographers asks them to transform their sense of taste into a photo


Canon Australia has been releasing videos as part of their series, "The Lab," which is designed to inspire photographers to experiment and think outside the box. Their latest video robs photographers of their most used sense, sight. In the video below, three professional photographers are blindfolded and consume a spoonful of three different meals created by an artist in another field, chef Clayton Wells, who is the head chef at Australian restaurant Automata. The trio of photographers were tasked with blindly enjoying the...
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Take an ultra HD swim with Swellpro’s latest 4K-capable Splash Drone 3 Auto


Last month we looked at Swellpro’s waterproof drones, but the company has a new waterproof drone on the way that will offer 4K video recording in addition to other new features. The Swellpro Splash Drone 3 Auto will be on Kickstarter soon and the company has released many details about the upcoming quadcopter. Dubbed “the most advanced Splash drone ever released” and “the first fully integrated modular amphibious flying platform,” the Splash Drone 3 Auto has a new salt water ready propulsion system with custom 620kv motors,...
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Three techniques you can use to create your best black and white images in Lightroom


Tutvid’s Nathaniel Dodson produces many excellent video tutorials and his latest will be particularly appealing to Lightroom users and fans of black and white photography. Dodson’s video, seen below, shows three techniques you can use when creating black and white images in Adobe Lightroom. The first way to create black and white images in Lightroom is by using the black and white sliders in the HSL/Color/B&W panel of Lightroom’s Develop module. Clicking “B&W” immediately converts your color image to black and white, but there...
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Canon reissues service notice for 24-105mm f/4L IS II


Two weeks ago to the day, we told you about an interesting service advisory which popped up on the website of Canon Philippines. A short while after our article went live, the update vanished and a few days later we received a confirmation that it had accidentally been released early. And now, it's back! (And not just on a random Canon website, but on the company's US and Canadian websites. (You can see it on the Canon USA site here, if you want, or read on for the nutshell view.) So what's the issue behind this service...
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Firmware Friday: Canon pulls 7D II update, updates Cinema EOS; Nikon and Sigma ship new firmware too


Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rare one indeed, as it brings with it news of an update not launched, but rather pulled from distribution. Alongside new Cinema EOS firmware updates this week, Canon has officially withdrawn its most recent update for the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR. Nor is that all for the week -- we also have news of updates for one Nikon camera and nine Sigma lenses and converters. Without any further ado, let's get right down to it all Canon 7D II, C300 II, C300 II PL, C700 and C700 PL Starting off with...
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