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Published: 2018-02-20T17:00:30+00:00

 



Pentax K-1 II gets two-stop ISO boost, hand-holdable Pixel Shift mode; K-1 becomes first upgradeable DSLR

2018-02-21T22:00:03+00:00

At the start of 2016, Ricoh finally answered the calls from Pentaxians for a full-frame DSLR with the arrival of the Pentax K-1. We were seriously impressed by this weatherproof, 36-megapixel shooter, which paired great ergonomics with a lengthy laundry list of features, some of them completely unique. Now, the Japanese company follows up with the 36.4-megapixel Pentax K-1 II, which boosts sensitivity by two stops at the top end, courtesy of the same accelerator unit which sits alongside the PRIME IV image processor, just as in...
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Sony A7R III Teardown! Lensrentals finds improved weather sealing, but discovers one major flaw

2018-02-20T17:33:04+00:00

To kick off 2018, we performed a variety of water torture tests on some of the most popular cameras available from numerous manufacturers, including the new Sony A7R III. Our Best Overall Camera of the Year ended up being decided in part due to the results of that very test. The Nikon D850 performed admirably while the A7R III, an otherwise excellent camera, came up short due to water ingress in the battery compartment. The somewhat surprising results are explained by a new teardown of the Sony A7R III performed by the team at...
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Sigma launches its own web magazine, SEIN Online, highlighting the art of photography

2018-02-20T17:00:30+00:00

In 2014, Sigma launched a print magazine, SEIN, which was distributed quarterly for free in Japan. The magazine is named for the German word, "sein," which essentially translates to something like "to exist" or "to be." For readers familiar with German philosophers such as Hegel or Heidegger, you may recall that a similar word, "dasein," is prevalent in their work and often left untranslated due to its unique meaning. Sigma chose the word "sein" because of the company's belief that photography allows individuals to not only share...
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Lensbaby announces Burnside 35mm f/2.8 lens featuring dual apertures and swirling bokeh

2018-02-20T16:30:42+00:00

Announced last week and releasing next week, the new Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 lens continues the company's tradition of creating distinct and unusual optics. The full-frame lens employs a double-aperture design, which allows for extensive control over focus and bokeh quality. The lens is designed to deliver high central sharpness but a lot of swirling bokeh and pronounced vignette around the edges of the frame. The amount of swirl can be controlled via one of the diaphragm controls and the other diaphragm lets you dial in...
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“Through the Lens” turns its focus toward pair who found inspiration behind the camera

2018-02-20T14:30:26+00:00

In the latest season of Adorama's "Through the Lens," Sal D'Alia has taken his show to Canada. We saw the first two episodes last week (click here for the first episode and here for the second). In the third and fourth episodes, seen below, we go behind the scenes with an adventure photographer and a portrait and landscape photographer. First up is Taylor Michael Burk. Burk is from Edmonton, Alberta but has since headed west to Vancouver, British Columbia. Growing up as a self-described "city boy," it was quite a shift for him to...
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15 tips for better sunrise photography: Gear, weather, settings and much more

2018-02-20T11:30:33+00:00

Last month, we shared photographer Anton Gorlin's excellent guide for seascape photography. Gorlin has a new guide focused on sunrise photography. Among his 15 tips for better sunrise images, he opens by discussing the difference between sunrise and sunset. Besides the obvious difference in the direction of light, sunrise has some distinct advantages. There are often less people around at sunrise. After all, not many people are willing to get up very early. On that note, Gorlin's first tip is to arrive early. You want to start...
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Rainy day in Death Valley creates stunning conditions for large-format film photographer Ben Horne

2018-02-19T20:30:03+00:00

Death Valley is known for its very dry, hot conditions. However, rain is not unheard of there and when storms roll through, the conditions are often stunning. Photographer Ben Horne, who we have featured on numerous occasions for his excellent behind the scenes videos and distinct use of large-format film equipment, visited Death Valley and on his second day there, a storm rolled through. The conditions, while beautiful, proved very challenging as well. It can be hard to work in rain no matter what, but it can be made...
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Editing landscapes in Lightroom: How to create drama and depth in your photos

2018-02-19T18:30:49+00:00

Australian photographer Andrew Marr visited Scotland last year and captured many beautiful images. Viewers of his video about the trip asked him about his editing process so he has created a new tutorial video showing his editing process in Lightroom. Marr's photography often features a lot of dynamism and drama, so he wants to share his tips and tricks for creating dramatic images via post-processing. The video highlights a very important point and one which emphasizes practice. Marr remarks that he knew when he was out in the...
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Why this photographer always uses lens hoods: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

2018-02-19T17:00:31+00:00

Professional photographer and educator David Bergman has an ongoing video series for Adorama TV, "Two Minute Tips," in which he shares great tips and tricks for many photography-related topics in roughly two minutes - the title doesn't pull any punches. In the latest episode, seen below, Bergman discusses lens hoods. Lens hoods are something we often take for granted. Most lenses come with one, they usually work fine and aren't very noticeable, but when a lens hood is bad or improperly used, they become very evident. Bergman...
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Firmware Friday: Leica SL (Typ 601), Panasonic EVA1, Sony AXS-R7 updated

2018-02-17T02:29:53+00:00

For the second week in a row, our Firmware Friday roundup is short and sweet, with few new updates arriving and relatively little to discuss over the last seven days. In all, we have news of updates for the Leica SL (Typ 601), Panasonic AU-EVA1 and the Sony AXS-R7 (this last being an accessory for the Sony F5 and F55 CineAlta video cameras). Let's cut short any further preamble, and get right down to the meat of what's new! Leica SL (Typ 601) With firmware version 3.1 for the Leica SL (Typ 601), the German company has...
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Panasonic G9 Field Test Part II: Taking a look at the video features of this stills-centric Lumix flagship

2018-02-15T17:40:22+00:00

Click here to read our Panasonic G9 Field Test Part II When one hears "Panasonic mirrorless camera" and "video recording," you probably immediately think of the GH5 or new GH5S, and for good reason -- they are amazing video cameras. With the recent G9 camera, however, Panasonic focused more on still photography features and performance. Despite that, the G9 is quite a versatile, high-quality video camera, offering a lot of high-end features at a very competitive price. In fact, it's one of the very few sub-$2,000 cameras that...
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Introducing ProGrade Digital & their line of high-end SD and CFAST memory cards

2018-02-15T13:00:17+00:00

A new company based out of San Jose, California and "founded on a mission to provide the highest quality, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions available," has announced a new line of memory products and accessories designed to fill the needs of professional photographers and videographers. Specifically aimed at serving high-end DSLRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras, ProGrade's new line of CFast and SD cards are joined by a new dual slot Workflow Reader that boasts USB 3.0 and Generation 2 transfer protocol....
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Fujifilm announces new X-H1 flagship camera, featuring in-body stabilization & DCI 4K video

2018-02-15T05:00:39+00:00

Click here to read our Fujifilm X-H1 Preview There's a new camera at the top of the Fujifilm X Series totem pole, the X-H1. The brand-new camera may sport some familiar components, such as the 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro at the heart of its imaging pipeline, but it features many new and exciting features. Perhaps the biggest inclusion is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The X-H1 is the first Fujifilm X Series model to include IBIS, which works together with Fuji lenses' optical image...
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Zeiss expands its full-frame E-mount lens family with a new wide-angle Loxia 25mm f/2.4 prime

2018-02-14T16:28:30+00:00

Pre-order the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 here For Sony E-mount photographers, Zeiss just announced a new member to their Loxia full-frame, manual-focus prime lens lineup, a 25mm f/2.4 optic. Squeezing in between their ultra-wide 21mm f/2.8 and the classic 35mm f/2 wide-angle lens, the new Loxia 25mm f/2.4 offers a happy medium of sorts for those who want a wide-angle perspective that's not too wide and dramatic yet not too narrow. It's a "Goldilocks" lens in a way. The bright f/2.4 aperture also makes the lens an excellent choice...
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The new bokeh champs? Olympus cracks the code for beautiful bokeh with its F1.2 Pro prime lens series

2018-02-14T12:00:23+00:00

If you're a photographer, chances are you're at least somewhat familiar with the word "bokeh". Originally a Japanese term for how lenses render the out-of-focus parts of an image, it's rapidly turning into the latest photography buzzword. Most people have little idea of what bokeh really means, though, thinking that any kind of blurry background is "good bokeh." If they knew just slightly more, they might think it's just a matter of having enough iris blades to make a reasonably circular aperture. It turns out bokeh is...
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Tips for photographing waterfalls and how to shoot with a wide versus long lens for landscapes

2018-02-13T18:00:08+00:00

Waterfalls are a very popular subject for photographers and with great reason, they're dynamic and every waterfall is different. With different lighting conditions and depending on recent weather, even the same waterfall can vary dramatically over time. Photographer Adam Gibbs recently headed to Englishman River Falls on Vancouver Island to try out a variety of compositions. Gibbs was equipped with his Nikon D850 and a pair of lenses, the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 and Nikon 24-120mm f/4. In the video below, Gibbs discusses how the two...
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Sony announces potential focusing issue with new 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens, promises fix

2018-02-13T17:00:36+00:00

While most users and critics have generally been impressed with the new Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS zoom lens, Sony has announced that some samples of the lens are affected with a focusing issue. "In certain shooting conditions an out of focus issue may occur with some 24-105mm f/4 full-frame E-mount G (SEL24105G) lenses," Sony says. They continue, "To address this issue, subject to the terms and conditions in the Limited Warranty that accompanied the Affected Lens, we will repair your Affected Lens, free of charge, through March...
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From flat to fab: Editing natural light fashion photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic

2018-02-13T16:00:53+00:00

By getting comfortable using natural light, you can ensure that you can capture great portraits no matter your budget for artificial light. No matter your light source, it's a great idea to process and retouch your portraits. In the video below, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid goes through his retouching process in Adobe Lightroom Classic. He goes through the different sliders he likes to use and shows off his new Palette kit, which allows him to have physical controls for the digital interface of Lightroom. (Via tutvid...
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Adobe releases Lightroom Classic 7.2 with improved performance

2018-02-13T14:30:55+00:00

Adobe has released Lightroom Classic 7.2. The new update promises improved performance. Let's take a quick look at what you can expect from LR Classic 7.2. Users have reported that Lightroom has typically slowed down after prolonged usage, an issue which Adobe says they have now addressed. Further, for users with 12 GB or more RAM, resource-intensive actions like exporting, importing and generating previews should be faster. Usability improvements the ability to search for folders and mark folders as favorites. You can also...
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In-camera compositing? Yes! Now available on the new Panasonic GX9

2018-02-13T13:27:57+00:00

Compositing images in post-production can be quite a time-consuming endeavor, and if your subject is shot against a textured background it can often be next to impossible to pull off. Panasonic has created a way around this, at least for anyone who only needs 4K resolution, with a new feature called Sequence Composition, making its debut in the just-announced Panasonic GX9. Using the shooting mode "4K Photo" - which has been around for a few years now and was originally pioneered by Panasonic - you can now simply choose a series...
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