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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... [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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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... [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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... (read more) [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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After a run of 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, known as "The Greatest Show on Earth," has come to an end. The final sold-out performance took place Sunday in Uniondale, New York. Years of battles with animal-rights activists had led the circus to retire its performing elephants last year, which appeared to worsen already-dropping attendance numbers, sealing its fate. One of the two Ringling Bros. traveling circus units put on its final show in Rhode Island earlier this month, and the other unit closed the circus down last night with a grand finale in New [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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 [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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 [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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... (read more) [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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,... (read more) [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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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... (read more) [...]
Sat, May 20, 2017
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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... [...]
Sat, May 20, 2017
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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... [...]
Sat, May 20, 2017
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The world’s fastest shed in Wales, France welcomes a new president, a fiery NASCAR crash at the Kansas Speedway, Gubbio's Race of the Candles in Italy, a portrait of the late singer Chris Cornell on stage in Atlanta, a new eruption of Mount Sinabung, and much more. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Get your weekend started off right with this collection of useful tutorials, interesting videos and industry news. Creating epic seascapes with exposure blending in Photoshop – PetaPixel Photographer Greg Benz creates a lot of excellent tutorials on his YouTube channel and his latest video is all about exposure blending to create amazing seascape photographs. Aligning images shot along the coast can be tricky, but Benz has an awesome tip for how to perfectly line up your images by using the difference blend mode. Further, he... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Breakthrough Photography already offers what they call the “world’s sharpest and most color neutral CPL filter,” but they are adding to their filter lineup with new Dark CPL and new tempered glass – a world’s first, per the company – graduated and solid neutral density filters. At the time of writing, the Kickstarter project has been funded, raising nearly $250,000 (the goal is $50,000) with over 800 backers. Dark CPL: A polarizer combined with a solid neutral density filter, designed for wide-angle shooting Looking at the... (read more) [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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