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Mount Fanjing, or Fanjingshan, is part of the Wuling mountain range in southwestern China’s Guizhou province. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site last year, the mountain is home to a conservation area, a nature reserve, and a number of Buddhist temples—it has been considered a sacred site for centuries. Two of these temples sit atop a lonely spire called the New Golden Summit, or Red Clouds Golden Summit, which rises more than 330 feet (100 meters) above the surrounding mountaintop. The Temple of the Buddha and Maitreya Temple are separated by a narrow gorge that visitors can cross via [...]
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
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Family documentarians in need of a new Canon EF-mount camera will soon have another option to choose from, which its maker is calling the smallest and lightest EOS-series DSLR within the current lineup. The Canon SL3 is all but identical in size and weight to 2017's SL2, although it's just fractionally lighter, but it brings several important new features and improvements to the table. Key amongst the upgrades in the 24.1-megapixel, sub-frame SL3 is a new sensor and processor pairing which together allow for ultra... (read more) [...]
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
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Click here to read our Nikon P1000 Review Conclusion Superzoom cameras are an interesting bunch. These versatile all-in-one cameras usually offer way more zoom range than can be found with typical interchangeable lens camera setups thanks to clever optical designs and the cameras' tiny sensors. Over the years, the optical zoom range of superzoom cameras, on the telephoto end, kept creeping up, longer and longer. In 2016, Nikon surprised everyone with the Coolpix P900, offering a 2000mm-eq. optical zoom reach. But then, Nikon... (read more) [...]
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
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Hot on the heels of sensor reviews for the Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R cameras, DxOMark has a review of one of Panasonic's first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 24-megapixel Panasonic S1. To briefly recap, the Panasonic S1 (and 47-megapixel S1R) are the first two cameras in Panasonic's new full-frame mirrorless camera system, which incorporates the existing Leica L-mount. The S1 and S1R are primarily differentiated by their sensors, but the two cameras, which share a body, also offer slightly different performance,... (read more) [...]
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
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Over the past year, photographer Sean Tucker has been building up his portrait lighting kit to be powerful and portable. His kit comprises numerous strobes and accessories. In the video below, Tucker discusses the lights in his kit. Whereas in the past, Tucker relied on big, heavy lights, he has since pivoted toward smaller and lighter solutions. He has used Bowens lights, which required an outlet to use. He's also used Alien Bee lights, which can be powered using large battery packs. The primary light in his current kit is the... (read [...]
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
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Even if you shoot using raw files, which are much more flexible during post-processing than JPEG files, it remains important to do a good job with your exposure at the time of capture. When you get right down to it, capturing a good exposure is a fundamental part of being a good technical photographer. There's more to photography than purely technical aspects, however, and there are creative ways to utilize exposure which may result in an image being "too dark" or "too bright" in terms of a technical exposure. In the video below,... [...]
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
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On April 7, 1994, long-standing tensions between Rwanda’s majority Hutu population and Tutsi minority erupted into mass slaughter, following the killing of Rwanda’s President Juvénal Habyarimana. Over the next 100 days, more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by members of the Hutu majority, in massacres carried out across the country by members of the army, militias, and civilians. Yesterday, a quarter of a century later, Rwandans held memorials in the capital of Kigali and began a 100-day-long period of mourning. As the country continues to find ways to deal with the consequences of the mass violence, one [...]
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
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There's nothing quite like seeing your work come to life in the printed form. While it's nice to see your images on your computer monitor, there's a special something about having a physical print of an image that you can hold and present. For photographers new to printing, however, the entire process can be daunting. Buying and using a printer can be expensive, getting your prints to match what you see on your computer is far from straightforward and even selecting the right photo paper for a specific image can be... [...]
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
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Mon, Apr 08, 2019
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Our Firmware Friday roundup for this week is a biggie, with no less than eight video cameras and nine still cameras on the list, plus another five updates on the software side of things. Truth be told, though, part of the reason for the size of the roundup is that I've just caught an error that stopped any of Nikon's updates making it onto the list since the start of the year -- mea culpa! -- and so I've included everything that should've found a home in earlier 2019 updates. We've a lot to cover, so let's get right down to... [...]
Sat, Apr 06, 2019
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In a space typically dominated by LaCie and G-Technology, a surprise challenger has decided to enter the ring. Today, Sony announced two new external SSD drives: the high-performance SL-M series and the standard compact SL-C series. These external SSD drives boast what Sony bills as "ultra-toughness and high-speed" while also sporting hardware encryption and new utility software. The new drives are aimed at photographers and videographers providing them the peace of mind to know that their data is safe even in challenging... (read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
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Click here to see our Ricoh GR III First Shots After being able to spend a couple of days with the new and improved Ricoh GR III in Yokohama, Japan at CP+ and gathering a batch of real-world gallery images, we've finally received the camera into IRHQ for review. As always, we immediately sent it down into the lab for testing, and we now have our standard First Shots series of lab samples images ready for perusal. The long-awaited successor to the popular GR II, the new "Mark III" model offers an updated body design that is... [...]
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
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A polar-bear cub in Germany, a “silly walk” parade in Hungary, mail delivery by boat in Germany, presidential campaigning in Texas, a jet suit in New York, a welcoming sea lion in Japan, the Ching Ming Festival in Hong Kong, protests on the U.S.-Mexico border, storm damage in Nepal, water shortages in Venezuela, and much more [...]
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
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We had a chance recently to speak with four top executives from Canon's Image Communication Business Operations group, the division responsible for all of Canon's photographic products. I probed into Canon's focus on photography in the face of its expansion into many related businesses. Does their significant investment in areas like medical and industrial imaging mean less R&D dollars for photographic products like camera sensors and lenses, and is the relatively dated sensor deployed in the new EOS R and EOS RP a sign of... (read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
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Click here to read all about the new Panasonic G95 • Panasonic G95 Preview • Firsts Shots (beta) • While many camera manufacturers are focusing on full-frame mirrorless cameras nowadays, Panasonic included with their new Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R cameras, let's not forget that Panasonic is also a key partner in the Micro Four Thirds system. With the rise of full-frame mirrorless and the S Series, many people may have wondered if Panasonic was done with MFT cameras. Well wonder no more, as the company has announced a new compact,... [...]
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
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