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There's actually as much software as firmware news in this week's Firmware Friday roundup, which arrives bearing news from Fujifilm, Nikon and Panasonic. If you're shooting the Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Coolpix W300 or Panasonic VariCam LT, or you use the software which accompanied your Fuji camera, then you'll want to read on! (For the rest of you whose products are unaffected, how about a read of senior editor William Brawley's Nikon Coolpix P1000 field test or perhaps our recent deep-dive Q&A with Canon's EOS R / RF-mount... (read more) [...]
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
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A White Walker roams Northern Ireland, Mass performances take place in Mexico and North Korea, Chinese tourists dine in a cliffside restaurant, Cher performs in New Zealand, the Sun rises over Japan, flooding threatens parts of the U.S. and Mali, artworks are displayed in England, Italy and Turkey, a Japanese satellite visits an asteroid, American bison are raised in Mexico, and much more. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Ahead of Photokina, Venus Optics has announced eight “new and unique” Laowa lenses. In total, the company will be showing off a dozen lenses for the first time in Europe as Venus had previously announced four new lenses in China at Beijing P&E. Let’s start with the cinema-oriented optics. Venus has announced the Laowa OOOM 25-100mm t/2.9 Cine zoom lens, which is the first cinema style zoom lens offered by Venus Optics. The lens has been designed to be parfocal and deliver nearly zero focus breathing throughout the entire 25 to... (read [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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In February, Tokina announced two lenses, including a 50mm f/1.4 lens, which is the first in a new series of “Opera” lenses. After many months, we now have pricing and availability information for the new standard prime lens. To bring you back up to speed, the Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens will be available in full-frame Canon EF and Nikon F mounts and it features a weather-sealed constructions. The lens has a ring-shaped ultrasonic autofocus motor to provide quick and quiet focusing performance. With cameras today offering... (read more) [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Landscape photography is often a challenging pursuit. You need to wake up early or stay out late for the best chances and a lot of the time, the conditions don’t work out the way you had hoped they would. Nonetheless, sometimes you get treated to stunning light and fantastic scenery. In these cases, getting a good shot should be easy, right? Not necessarily. In the video below, photographer Nigel Danson shows us what the biggest mistake is in landscape photography and how you can avoid it. If you’d like to join Danson on a... [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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For nearly six months now, Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been staging weekly demonstrations at points along the border between Gaza and Israel—protests they call the “Great March of Return,” which demands that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their lands in present-day Israel. Every Friday since March 30, large and small groups of protesters approach the border fence under the watch of Israeli soldiers on the other side. Every Friday, Palestinians set tires ablaze, fly Palestinian flags, and chant slogans. Sometimes they throw rocks, fly incendiary kites to set fields ablaze, or lob tear-gas canisters over [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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It’s not much, but Skylum Software has shared a new teaser video for their upcoming Luminar with Libraries update. Coming later this year to Mac and PC, the update to Luminar will be free to all current owners of Luminar 2018. The update will make Luminar a full-fledged Lightroom competitor as it will introduce complete digital asset management and a full library organizational structure. It will mark the first time that Luminar has gone head-to-head against Adobe Lightroom in terms of photo organization in addition to photo... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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Click here to read our Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM Field Test The all-new Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, which is Sony's 30th overall lens and 8th G Master optic, may not be a focal length that immediately jumps off the page to every shooter, as it is generally seen as a somewhat specialized lens for astrophotography and landscape photographers. That said, there are plenty of reasons for all types of photographers to take a look at this lens becuase, based on what I've experienced with it in the field, there's quite a bit more that's possible than just shooting stars and... [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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When editing images, many photographers may opt for the simple solution and apply a preset. There are a lot of nice-looking presets out there, after all. Perhaps in some cases, this approach makes a lot of sense, as if you are editing many images you can save time by applying particular presets to your shots. However, photographer Attilio Ruffo makes the case in the video below that presets kill creativity. The basis for his argument against presets is that every image is different and requires different adjustments to bring out... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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Another week, another new episode of Adorama’s Through the Lens video series. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it is a documentary series created by Sal D’Alia and it focuses on different photographers for each episode. The current season, the series’ sixth, is looking at photographers based in the United States. We have seen many different types of photographers so far this season, from food photographers to adventure photographers and everything in between. The latest featured photographer is Eric Rubens, an adventure and... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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Earlier this year, Lucas Jackson, a photographer with Reuters, joined a team of scientists affiliated with a NASA project named Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) and traveled with it to the Greenland ice sheet and fjords. Jackson photographed the researchers as they set up their scientific equipment and took readings to help understand the ongoing impact of the melting glaciers and map out what to expect in the future. Jackson says: “For both journalists and scientists, climate change is difficult to document. It most often happens imperceptibly—a tenth of a degree increase in temperature, a few less inches of rain, a [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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When you start working with off-camera lighting, whether it involves speedlights or something larger and more powerful, the next step will be figuring out which light modifiers work best for you. Direct light without a modifier can be very harsh and it likely isn’t going to produce the kind of look you’re after. There are so many different light modifiers out there and each of them offers a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. In the video below, photographer Manny Ortiz breaks down three different commonly-used light... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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If you’re new to photography, one of the most challenging aspects of understanding a camera is figuring out how different settings affect the overall look of an image. One of the main reasons why a person buys a dedicated camera system is to get a “professional” look to their shots. In many cases, what this means is getting a soft background with a very sharp subject. In the video below, photographer and educator Mark Wallace demonstrates the three things that affect how much of a photograph is in focus. These three elements are... [...]
Wed, Sep 19, 2018
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As Hurricane Florence passes out of the area, the floodwaters from the record rainfall continue to threaten some parts of North and South Carolina, with major rivers expected to reach their peak flood levels in the next few hours or days. For much of the past week, residents have been evacuating or fleeing from Florence, many of them carrying their beloved furry companions. Dogs, cats, and other animals that were left behind, or were caught in the storm, are now being rescued and cared for by owners, neighbors, and first responders. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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Click here to read our Nikon P1000 Field Test Pt I The last few weeks in the digital photography world have all seemed to focus on cameras with larger sensors, as the great Full Frame mirrorless race is now in full steam. With this Field Test for the new Nikon P1000, we'll change that focus for a bit, turning our attention a digicam, albeit with a smaller sensor but with some serious zooming power... And I mean serious! Who wouldn't want a 3000mm-eq. option in a camera costing only $997 and weighing only a fraction over 3lbs?... [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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