Fuji GFX 50R Field Test: Fujifilm’s medium-format camera system receives a sleek and stylish addition


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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…

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DxOMark Image Labs releases new Selfie score for analyzing front-facing smartphone cameras


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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…

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Firmware Friday: Panasonic updates a raft of 4K and Full HD camcorders


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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,…

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Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Selecting the best position for your softbox


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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…

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Nikon at CES 2019: A treasure trove of great photography presentations


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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…

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Nikon Z7 Review: Does Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless meet lofty expectations?


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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…

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Enhancing eyes in Photoshop: Bringing out the best in any subject’s eyes


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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…

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Fujifilm announces GF 100-200mm f/5.6 telephoto zoom lens for GFX medium-format system


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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…

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Fujifilm announces GF 100-200mm f/5.6 telephoto zoom lens for GFX medium-format system


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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…

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Two Minute Tips: Wide angle lenses can create more intimate portraits, but do pose challenges


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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…

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Portraits with the Sony A7 III and A7R III: How portrait photographer Manny Ortiz sets up his cameras


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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…

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Do you need 50 megapixels to make large prints? Discussing sensor size, megapixels and print size


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Nothing beats seeing your photography come to life in the form of a large print. For photographers such as Nigel Danson, it is an important part of the photographic process; it's the tangible result of a lot of hard work.

When discussing megapixels of cameras, the topic of print size often comes up. “How big can you print from camera X?” In his own version of this test, Danson headed out into the field to capture some morning landscape images with a Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z7 and Fujifilm GFX 50R. The X-T3 is an APS-C camera with Continue reading “Do you need 50 megapixels to make large prints? Discussing sensor size, megapixels and print size”

Sony A6400 announced, alongside souped up A9 firmware


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Sony has just announced its first APS-C model in many years in the form of the (somewhat oddly named) A6400. We say oddly because both the A6300 and the A6500 were announced in 2016, and it's therefore not overly clear (at least from the name) where this model exactly sits. We've been told by some that it's the logical successor to the A5100, but yet again that doesn't exactly jive with the odd naming.

At any rate, please see our developing A6400 Preview for more as it unfolds! We're still at the press event in San Diego,…

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How to Photograph Everything with ON1 and Tamara Lackey: Utilizing different lights in the studio


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There are many different ways to light portraits in a studio. There are strobes, constant lights and a wide variety of ways to modify different types of light. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a lot of educational content out there as well, including the video below from ON1 and photographer Tamara Lackey.

The video is the ninth episode of ON1's How to Photograph Everything video series. For the gear-oriented, Lackey's camera and lens of choice are the Nikon Z7 and the Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E F-mount lens, which is…

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Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2018: Best Prime Lenses


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Where zoom lenses offer obvious focal length versatility, primes lenses are known for bringing the ultimate image quality to a desired focal length. They're also generally brighter in maximum aperture than comparable zooms, and often lighter as well (though certainly not always!).

From landscape work to architecture, and from portraiture to sports, good prime lenses can be found in any enthusiast or professional bag, and are often the mainstay or “go-to” lens for photographers in their chosen field. Zooms are catching up in…

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Imaging Resource Lens of the Year 2018: Best Zoom Lenses


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Zoom lenses represent convenience and versatility for those times when the ultimate in brightness is not needed from your aperture. And yet, as you can see from many of the excellent lenses below, manufacturers these days are really pushing the envelope and creating ever-brighter zoom lenses! And they're managing to do so while still offering impressive sharpness across the zoom range, which is not something zooms from years past were known for.

This is indeed a great thing for us photographers who crave versatility but who…

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Lexar beats all competitors to market with highest capacity SD ever: 1TB


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It's been a spell since Lexar was in the news, basically since they were sold off by Micron to Chinese hardware company Longsys, so it is a welcome sight to read some good news from the storied and somewhat beleaguered brand. Bringing Lexar back into the forefront of the storage conversation is the announcement and subsequent immediate availability of a 1 TB UHS-1 SD card, the largest capacity SD card to be released. Way back in September of 2016, SanDisk announced that they were developing a 1TB SD card, but the finished product…

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Setting up a simple high key portrait with only a single light


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When shooting portraits with artificial light, more doesn't always mean better when it comes to lights. In fact, you can do a lot with only a single light. In the newest episode of OnSet with Daniel Norton, he shows off how to create a high key portrait using only one light.

A high key portrait generally features lower contrast, a soft transition from shadow areas to lit areas and generally just a lot of soft light. Norton's setup is straightforward, he uses a single light, in this case a Profoto B1X, and he fires it through a…

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An infrared balloon ride with Ted Forbes and his full-spectrum Sony NEX-7


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Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography recently sent his old Sony NEX-7 camera into Sony and had them convert it into a full-spectrum camera. This means that Sony removed the infrared and low-pass filters from the camera's image sensor, which allows the camera to record light beyond the visible spectrum. You can limit the light by using filters in front of your lens. In Forbes' case, he uses a 720nm infrared filter so that his camera saw only infrared light.

The end result are very neat and distinct images. In the video below, we…

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IR exclusive: Where’s Canon going with the EOS R? Do they have a plan?


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Ever since Canon launched their EOS R series of camera and lenses with the eponymous EOS R body back in September of 2018, speculation about the line has run rampant. Why did they introduce the series with what's obviously positioned as a mid-level model, while the initial lenses were all clearly higher-end designs? What's next? There must be a plan (right?), but what is it? What about a lens roadmap?

In short, where is Canon going with the whole EOS R platform?

I had a chance to have those and many other questions answered in…

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