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Click here to read our Fuji GFX 50R Field Test When Fujifilm launched their GFX medium-format camera system with the GFX 50S, it marked a new chapter for the storied company. The GFX system promised incredible image quality and high-quality Fujinon lenses at a relatively affordable price. The 50S certainly delivered on these promises, although the launch price of $6,500 USD for the body was still quite steep. Further, the 50S is a chunky and odd-looking camera. Doubling down on the goals of the 50S, the new Fuji GFX 50R is... [...]
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
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With how people use smartphones, DxOMark Image Labs felt it was time to update their scoring metrics for smartphone cameras. While many photographers are primarily concerned with how a smartphone's rear camera(s) perform, it remains the case that a lot of people utilize the front-facing camera on their phone for still photography and video. DxOMark has thus introduced their new DxOMark Selfie score, a first of its kind. I was able to talk with DxOMark Image Labs to discuss the new Selfie score and learn more about their testing... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
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The beginning of a new year is usually a quiet time when it comes to firmware news, and the start of 2019 has certainly been no different in that respect. We're already three weeks into the year, but until just yesterday we'd not found news of a single firmware update since the holidays. Panasonic swoops to the rescue of Firmware Friday, though, with new firmware updates for nine different camcorder models, of which seven are 4K models and two are Full HD camcorders. In all, there are updates for the HC-V800, HC-V808,... [...]
Sat, Jan 19, 2019
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Teachers on strike in Los Angeles, “Kiss a Ginger Day” in Ireland, icy purification in Japan, a terror attack in Nairobi, the Australian Open in Melbourne, heavy snow in Austria, fashion shows in Berlin and Paris, the “No Pants Subway Ride” in New York, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
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It's often thought that when using a softbox to light portraits, the softbox should be placed in front of your subject. However, as Gavin Hoey shows in the newest episode of his Adorama video series, Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey, there is actually more flexibility with a softbox, particularly a large one, than you might have previously thought. In the video below, Hoey shows off how moving the softbox to four different positions affects the final shot. So where is the best place for a large softbox light... (read [...]
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
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At this year's CES in Las Vegas, Nikon's booth was a busy place for not only showing off their latest and greatest in cameras and lenses, but delivering awesome presentations from some of Nikon's most accomplished professional photographers as well. The talks ran the gamut and covered basically every type of photography out there. Below, I have selected a few of the presentations to share with you, including presentations from photographers such as Ami Vitale, Keith Ladzinski and Jerry Ghionis. You can see the full assortment of... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
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Click here to read our Nikon Z7 Review Conclusion For Nikon fans, especially after many rumors and teasers, it was not a matter of "if" Nikon would release a full-frame mirrorless camera system, but "when." The wait finally ended this past September when the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera hit the scene. Equipped with a 45.7-megapixel full-frame image sensor, the same megapixel count as 2017's Nikon D850, the Z7 is the company's first high-end, high-resolution mirrorless camera. It is all about pro-level performance across the... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
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Eyes get a lot of attention in portraits, and for good reason. When you connect with a subject through an image, it's almost always through the eyes. This is part of the reason why the focus point in a portrait is usually on an eye and why eye detect autofocus is an important and evolving feature in modern cameras. However, you aren't done with the eyes at the time of capture. You can enhance eyes during post-processing to help improve your images. In the video below, Aaron Nace of Phlearn shows off how to use Adobe Photoshop to... [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
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Fujifilm has announced that their newest GF lens, the Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR will hit store shelves on February 14. It will be the eighth Fujinon GF lens and the second zoom lens to join the medium-format GFX system. Designed with outdoor photographers in mind, the GF 100-200mm f/5.6 lens features a durable and lightweight design and includes weather resistant construction. Given the GFX's large sensor, the 100-200mm lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 79-158mm, making it a great telephoto... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
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Thu, Jan 17, 2019
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Thu, Jan 17, 2019
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With a ceremonial start in Lima, Peru, on January 7, a group of 334 competitors started the 41st annual Dakar Rally: a 10-day, 3,000-mile (5,000 kilometer) off-roading adventure held exclusively in Peru this year. The vehicles—which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quad bikes—are currently on stage 9 of 10 stages that travel south to Tacna, then back to Lima on January 17. Here is a look at Dakar 2019 in progress, as teams race to the finish line. [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
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In the 150th episode of David Bergman's video series for Adorama, Two Minute Tips, he is tackling the topic of wide angle portraiture. It's conventional wisdom that you shouldn't use wide angle lenses for portraiture. However, Bergman says that you certainly can shoot portraiture with wide lenses, but there are things to watch out for. Focal length alone doesn't change the look of faces in your photos, rather, it is the distance between your camera and your subject which can distort the look of a person. The wider the lens, the... (read [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
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Photographer Manny Ortiz specializes in portrait and for the last four years, it's been almost exclusively the type of photography he has done with his Sony cameras. Drawing on his experience, Ortiz has made a new video wherein he discusses and shares his camera settings for portraiture using Sony A7 III and Sony A7R III mirrorless cameras. For Ortiz, setting up his custom button assignments comes down to how frequently he uses certain features and needs to adjust specific settings. For example, he regularly shoots with flash... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
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The current debate in the United States about building up and reinforcing the border wall with Mexico may have distinctly American roots, but the problems, and the controversial solutions, are global. Growing numbers of immigrants, terrorist activity, continued drug trafficking, and protracted wars have sparked the construction of temporary and permanent border barriers in many regions worldwide. Our own Uri Friedman wrote in his 2016 article “A World of Walls,” “Of the 51 fortified boundaries built between countries since the end of World War II, around half were constructed between 2000 and 2014.” Below, a look at some famous and [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
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