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It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens. In addition to these two new XF lenses, Fujifilm has also released an updated lens roadmap featuring a trio of upcoming optics, including an XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR lens, the first autofocus-equipped mirrorless lens to feature a maximum aperture of f/1.0. First up, let's look at the new Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R... [...]
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
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Click here to read my Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, there was a distinct lack of longer lenses. With the new Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, GFX owners now have a nearly 200mm-equivalent prime lens and alongside it, a 1.4x teleconverter designed specifically for the GF 250mm f/4. I had the opportunity to test out the new lens and the teleconverter, and I came away very impressed. The lens is built extremely well, delivers good autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization... [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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In south central China’s Guizhou province sits Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, home to nearly four million people—approximately 50% from the ethnic Miao group, and 30% from the ethnic Dong people. The mountainous landscape is lined with terraced farm fields, the valleys dotted with villages made up of traditional wooden structures, and the local festivals burst with color. [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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Click here to read our Fuji XF10 Preview After discontinuing the Fujifilm X70, there has been something of a hole in the X Series lineup for users looking for a compact fixed-lens camera that costs less than the $1,000-plus price tag of the X100F. No longer, with the new Fuji XF10. The XF10 utilizes an 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) f/2.8 built-in lens, like the X70, but includes a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS Bayer sensor in lieu of the 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor. Other modern additions include a 3-inch touchscreen display, a... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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As hard-working engineers and programmers continue to improve artificial intelligence, it will likely play an ever-growing influence in our lives, including with respect to photography and photo editing. Florida-based Excire, Inc. has announced a pair of new plug-ins for Lightroom, Excire Search and Excire Search Pro, which are designed to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to analyze and tag your images with any of the 500 built-in keywords (125 if you are using Excire Search rather than Excire Search Pro). Excire... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
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Photographer David Bergman's latest entry in Adorama's Two Minute Tips series is all about reflectors. Reflectors are amazing tools for many types of photography, although they are often used in portrait photography. Not only are there different reflector sizes, which can change the way that your image is lit, but they also come in different patterns, shapes and colors. In the video below, Bergman discusses the different reflector colors available and how they can change the overall look of your image. If you'd like to view... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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In the latest episode of the sixth season of Adorama's Through the Lens, the focus is on photographer Kathryn Dyer. Sacramento-based Dyer first forayed into the world of Instagram and became more serious about photography when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband bought a camera for them to share and take Kathryn's mind off her battle with cancer through nature photography sessions. Now in remission, Dyer is a professional photographer. In case you're curious about her gear, she currently shoots with a Sony A7R III... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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I’ve known for some time that Nikon actually designs their own sensors, to a fairly minute level of detail. I think this is almost unknown in the photo community; most people just assume that “design” in Nikon’s case simply consists of ordering-up different combinations of specs from sensor manufacturers, picking a feature from column “A”, another from column “B” and so on, like a Chinese restaurant menu. In actuality, they have a full staff of sensor engineers who design cutting-edge sensors like those in the D5 and D850... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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Click here to read our Sony A7 III Review Conclusion Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras keep getting better and better! The latest-generation of their "entry-level" option, the A7 III, is no exception. At $2,000 it's admittedly kind of odd to consider it "entry-level," but the A7 line is the starting point into the Sony full-frame mirrorless family. However, don't think that means they've skimped-out on features or performance, quite the opposite actually. In fact, the Sony A7 III offers so many upgrades, improvements and... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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High in the Maluti Mountains of the Kingdom of Lesotho, sits Afriski, one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa (the other, Tiffindell, is in the same mountains, just over the border in South Africa.) The resort summit is about 10,600 feet (3,222 m) above sea level, with a slope running about 1 kilometer. Much of the winter, snow on the ground can be sparse, so snow-making machines fill in the gaps, creating a giant white stripe on the treeless landscape. AFP photographer Marco Longari visited Afriski last week, capturing images of the skiers and snowboarders playing and training [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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Photographer Adam Gibbs recently visited Needle Peak and Flatiron Mountain in the British Columbian alpines. These picturesque places provide ample opportunity for shooting with ultra wide angle lenses. Ultra wide lenses do an awesome job at capturing wide, expansive environments. However, it's very easy to capture too much of a scene and not have a strong enough subject. Wide angle photography is tough. Gibbs is here to help us do a better job with composing ultra wide angle shots. A great way to create a compelling wide shot is... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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In photographer Thomas Heaton's newest video, he opens by discussing the many wonderful aspects of landscape photography. It allows you to travel and explore, you get to become more involved with nature and the great outdoors and it can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Heaton recently headed north to Scotland for location scouting and a bit of photography. While out in northwestern Scotland, he was treated to beautiful light. However, for various reasons, the great light did not result in a suitably good photograph. The situation... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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Large format photographer Ben Horne spent over a week on the Colorado Plateau this past spring. In the video below, we join him on the seventh day of the trip as he continues to explore Capitol Reef and tries to dodge nearby rain storms. While it's not always ideal to spend time hiking with large format gear in the rain, it can be the case that storms leave behind some interesting colors, patterns and textures, particularly in dry areas which don't always see a lot of rain. Weather can significantly change a landscape. After... [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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Cameras and lenses are awesome, and of course must-have elements of any great photography kit, but sometimes accessories are what make or break a shooting adventure. In the video below, nature and wildlife photographer Steve Perry shares eight of his favorite accessories for nature photography. Fortunately, a useful accessory doesn't have to break the bank. Of the eight accessories below, only one will set you back much more than $25. His first accessory are lens wipes. These are pre-moistened disposable wipes and you can get... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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With a single light, you can capture very nice portraits in a studio space. In the video below, Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles shows off how to use a single gridded light. The video is his latest for Adorama's The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles video series. In case you're curious, Quiles opted to use a Sony A7R III with a Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens. For a light, he opted for a Profoto D2, although you can of course use a much less expensive light and get great results. Quiles also used a light meter to help him dial in the right... [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
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