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Click here to see our Nikon Z7 Sample Images Although we've already had hands-on with the new Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as posted some real-world images and sample videos, so far everything's been from a pre-production or prototype version of the camera. Well, at last, we've gotten our hands on a final production review unit and now have sample images from our testing lab. Our classic "First Shots" series offers a look at the camera's image quality across its full ISO range, which in the case of the Z7 is... [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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Click here to read our Fuji X-T3 Field Test Pt. 1 Just last week Fujifilm announced the successor to their wildly-popular X-T2 camera, aptly-named the Fujifilm X-T3 -- no surprises there with the product naming. What is rather surprising is that while Fuji managed to keep the body design nearly identical, they were able to add new physical features and increase performance to where the X-T3 almost out-classes the higher-end X-H1 camera. For instance, there's now a headphone jack built into the main body, there's a more powerful... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
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If you have a lot of images in your Lightroom library, it can be very difficult to find a specific image or keep your library organized. There are numerous built-in tools you can use, such as creating keywords, but if you are trying to add keywords to tens of thousands of images, it can take a long time. Fortunately, the team at Excire has a neat plugin, Excire Search, which acts as a powerful and customizable search engine which runs locally inside of Lightroom. This means that you don’t need to rely on the cloud to utilize the... [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
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If you prefer DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, there's only one company which can offer you a choice of APS-C, full-frame and medium-format DSLRs: Ricoh's Pentax brand uniquely offers products in all three categories. It's to the middle of that trio that we turn our attention today, and specifically, to the 36.4-megapixel Pentax K-1 II, which is itself just as unique as the company by which it was produced. In my just-published first Field Test for the full-frame K-1 II -- which has now replaced the earlier K-1 as the company's... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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While Hurricane Florence appears to have slowed somewhat on its approach toward the southern coast of North Carolina, forecasts are now predicting patterns that may cause the storm to stall along the shoreline, possibly spinning in place for days and dropping up to three feet of rain in some areas. More than a million people are under evacuation orders across a broad swath of the East Coast, and they have been busy preparing their homes, packing their valuables, and making their way out of town. Florence is now expected to make landfall sometime on Saturday, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS III Gallery • Canon 600mm f/4L IS III Gallery Seemingly lost in the shuffle amid the late-night release of Canon's EOS R full-frame mirrorless system was the news that they've also updated two of their famed supertelephoto lenses: the 400mm f/2.8L IS and 600mm f/4L IS. The new third-gen EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III supertelephoto sports and wildlife lenses underwent both exterior/mechanical redesigns as well as optical re-workings to significantly reduce each lens' weight compared to... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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Skylum’s Aurora HDR software has long proven to be a popular choice for photographers creating and processing high-dynamic range (HDR) images. Aurora HDR 2018 was very good, but the Skylum team has been hard at work creating an even better version of the software, Aurora HDR 2019. The new version introduces an all-new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine, which offers new tone mapping technology and promises more natural-looking and realistic HDR images. Aurora HDR 2019 is the fourth major version of the award-winning Aurora HDR series... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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For photographers on the go, the decision to bring a tripod can be a tricky one. There are many excellent lightweight tripods, sure, but in addition to bringing another piece of gear on a trip, you also need time to set up the tripod. For photographers who don’t mind getting low, the Platypod has proven to be a nice option for many. However, what if you want a more traditional tripod working height but don’t want to deal with a heavy tripod or lengthy set-up process? Enter Lumapod, which has just launched on Kickstarter. So far... [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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Adobe has announced sweeping updates across their video creative software, from Premiere Pro through Audition there are many new features that should impress video professionals. Adobe has made new ways to animate, better ways to create immersive audio, new methods to control color, and has deepened the ways teams can collaborate seamlessly with one another. There is a lot to cover, but we'll limit our focus to the updates to Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, but we also have provided links to videos that describe all the new... (read more) [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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While cameras get a lot of attention, and rightly so, lenses are a huge part of a photographic system. All else equal, investing in your lenses will likely change the look of your shots and provide you with more creative possibilities than simply upgrading to the newest generation of a given camera system. Going from a smartphone to a DSLR or mirrorless camera can certainly change the look of your portraits, for example, but so can upgrading from a kit lens to a fast portrait prime. Speaking of portrait primes, Dan and Sally... [...]
Wed, Sep 12, 2018
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Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, discussion began about what, if anything, to build in place of the fallen Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. After years of planning, negotiation, and false starts, a complex of towers, memorials, and a museum was settled on—its main building a super-tall structure called “Freedom Tower.” Construction of the tower began in 2006. In 2009, the skyscraper was officially renamed One World Trade Center. In 2012, it became the tallest building in New York City. In 2013, its spire was added, allowing One World Trade Center to [...]
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
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There are many adjustments you can make to your images during post-processing, but there are some things you need to get right during capture. One of these is using a polarizing filter. Its effects are not easily replicated during editing, particularly if you are using a polarizer to reduce reflections in a scene. In last week’s episode of Two Minute Tips with David Bergman, the photographer showcased the advantages of a polarizer and whether you can achieve the same results on a computer. Like the episode above, this week’s... (read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
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To mark its 70th birthday, North Korea held a military parade, put on a massive show with its first “mass games” artistic and gymnastic display in five years, and finished with a torchlight parade. Tens of thousands of military personnel and performers had been preparing for months for the displays in Kim Il Sung Square and May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. According to those in attendance, the themes this year appeared to emphasize international relationships, and to focus a little less on military might. [...]
Mon, Sep 10, 2018
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Supreme Court confirmation hearings and protests in Washington, D.C., a military dance in China, a tattoo expo in Russia, the West Indian Day Parade in New York, an ice cave in a French glacier, earthquake-triggered landslides in Japan, a 3-D-printed Egyptian-cat-mummy skeleton, red peppers in Turkey, a protest in Greece, a devastating fire in the National Museum of Brazil, and much more [...]
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
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The Republic of Croatia has only been an independent country since 1991, but the region has been inhabited since prehistoric times. More than 4 million people call Croatia home today, living in rural villages, coastal tourist destinations, and modern cities, where Roman ruins can stand side by side with medieval defenses and 21st-century architecture. Croatia’s dramatic coastline along the Adriatic Sea includes more than a thousand islands, and its mountains are riddled with fascinating caves and karst formations. Gathered here: some recent images of Croatia’s landscape, cities, parks, and shorelines. [...]
Thu, Sep 06, 2018
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