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Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is short and to the point, with only two new updates landing in the past seven days, and one more announced but not slated to arrive for a few more weeks. Unless you're shooting with a Panasonic video camera or the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens in Sony E-mount form, you can continue along to another story. (We'd suggest our Panasonic G9 field test, Olympus PL9 first shots or Fuji X-H1 hands-on as being particularly interesting!) Still with us for the firmware news? Great,... [...]
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
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We've discussed the Sony RX0 before and gone hands-on with it at various Sony events. The RX0 essentially takes the guts from a Sony RX100 and puts them an in an ultra-compact waterproof/shockproof cube. The camera is designed to be used as part of an array to create incredible video footage. An example of the camera's prowess for video is shown off below in a new video, "ETHER," for Sony Alpha Universe and shot by Sony Artisan of Imagery Jeff Berlin. You can also scroll down further to see a behind-the-scenes video of... [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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As the Canada-centric fifth season of Adorama's "Through the Lens" continues, Adorama and Sal D'Alia have released a pair of new episodes this week. The fifth episode features food photographer Maria Koutsogiannis, who not only captures excellent images of food, but makes the recipes and prepares the food herself. Maria shoots with a Nikon DSLR she received from her father and she uses photography primarily for her own benefit. She enjoys the process of shooting and editing images, but at the end of the day, she does it for... (read more) [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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Click here to read the Panasonic G9 Field Test Part III In my first two Panasonic G9 Field Tests, I tested the camera's primary imaging and video performance. The G9 performed very well in both respects. However, a camera is more than its biggest features. In the case of the G9, it has many interesting features that may not stand out at first glance. For example, the camera has an in-camera time-lapse mode. It also has great wireless functionality and a bevy of interesting shooting modes, including a high-resolution composite... (read [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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A flour war in Greece, mountain hares in Scotland, a massive blue rooster in Washington, D.C., flying sparks in China, the Mach Loop in Wales, students march against guns in the U.S., curling and skicross in Pyeongchang, a soaring rocket above California, and much more. [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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We've just received a sample of the svelte Olympus PEN E-PL9 and didn't want to waste any time bringing you our trademark laboratory First Shots series of Still Life test target images. You seasoned readers know all about these, but for anyone new to our website, these allow you to not only investigate the camera's image quality across the available ISO range, but to also compare the images to any other camera we've tested in our renown Comparometer. Availability for the E-PL9 has not yet been officially announced for North... (read more) [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
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Sony has launched a new powerful flagship flash with a guide number of 60, the HVL-F60RM Flash. The connected flash has a built-in 2.4 GHz radio transceiver to allow photographers to quickly and easily create portable, wireless flash setups. There is full support for P-TTL and Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) metering as well, even when used in a wireless flash setup. The HVL-F60RM can be used as a commander or a remote and you can establish a connected set of up to 15 flashes across 5 groups. Compared to its predecessor, the... [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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I am widely known in my friend/work circles as a complainer when it comes to storage: I never, ever have enough. I'm running two huge RAID arrays on my desk right now, and I'm almost filled (that's 40+ TB of total storage). As a video guy, constantly living in fear of running out of storage on my working drives is extremely stressful and is always on my mind. So why when I see a raging deal on long-term storage options, I jump on them. Today that's at Amazon with a very good deal on Seagate USB 3.0 hard drives. You [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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Tamron is spreading the wealth today with a pair of announcements. For Canon and Nikon shooters, there's a new telephoto zoom lens designed for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens is designed to be compact while delivering good optical performance throughout its range and delivering impressive macro performance. In fact, among 70-200mm f/4 lenses for full-frame DSLRs, the new Tamron focuses the closest, down to 37.4 inches. This results in a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.1 The internal zoom lens is... (read more) [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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Last year, Rokinon launched their SP series for Canon full-frame cameras with the SP 14mm f/2.4 and SP 85mm f/1.2, two distinctly fast prime lenses. This year, they kicked things off with the autofocus 14mm f/2.8 and now they're following with the SP 50mm f/1.2 standard prime. While not equipped with autofocus, the SP 50mm f/1.2 employs numerous advanced optical technologies including aspherical and high refractive lens elements. In total, the lens has one of each special element among its 11 elements spread across 8 groups. The... (read more) [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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Click here to read new details on the Fujifilm X-H1 Last week, Fujifilm announced the new X-H1 flagship X Series camera. The new camera may share many features with the X-T2, such as the image sensor and processor, but the X-H1 has a lot of new features, big and small, including in-body image stabilization, a more rugged construction and snazzy video specifications. Fujifilm invited us to attend a special X-H1 event in Los Angeles where I had the chance to sit down with Jun Watanabe, who was the product manager for the... [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
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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... (read more) [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
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A week after 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida, in areas near Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the United States walked out of their classrooms to stage protests against the horror of school shootings and to advocate for gun law reforms. Student survivors of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to their state Capitol to attend a rally, meet with legislators, and urge them to do anything they can to make their lives safer. These teenagers are speaking clearly for [...]
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
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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... [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
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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... (read more) [...]
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
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