Why I Bought the Sony a7R IV for Wildlife Photography


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Why I Bought the Sony a7R IV for Wildlife Photography

Before today’s launch of the Sony a7R IV in the U.S., I had the opportunity to use the new 61-megapixel camera on a few occasions. Ultimately, these hands-on experiences led me to purchasing it for animal photography and in this article I list a few reasons behind the decision.

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Three New Rugged LaCie External SSD Drives Announced


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Three New Rugged LaCie External SSD Drives Announced

LaCie has announced three new additions to their external SSD storage line for photographers working on the go with full-sized media. These include the Rugged SSD Pro sporting Thunderbolt 3, the Rugged SSD with USB 3.1 Type-C, and the Rugged BOSS SSD with built-in SD card slot for direct transfers.

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Phase One Announces XT Digital Medium Format Field Camera


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Phase One Announces XT Digital Medium Format Field Camera

After teasing a new release over the past few days, Phase One has finally unveiled the new XT digitally-integrated field camera.

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Overview of the Sony a6100 and a6600 APS-C Cameras for Photo and Video


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Overview of the Sony a6100 and a6600 APS-C Cameras for Photo and Video

Sony has introduced two new crop-sensor camera bodies with the a6100 and a6600. Were they worth the wait?

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Sony a6600 and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS First Impressions From a Bird Photographer


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Sony a6600 and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS First Impressions From a Bird Photographer

Last week, Sony announced two APS-C cameras and two more G-series lenses for their crop-sensor system. In this first-look review, I share my thoughts after photographing birds with the new a6600 and E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS.

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Sony Lens Recommendations for Sports Photographers


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Sony Lens Recommendations for Sports Photographers

Whether you’re making the switch or just starting out with the Sony Alpha mirrorless system, sports photographers will want to watch this video that examines which lenses are worth your while to kit up with.

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Bird Photographer’s Field Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X


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Bird Photographer’s Field Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Intimate bird photography has usually been made possible by using some seriously hefty lenses paired with large pro DSLR camera bodies. Can a Micro Four Thirds system really be just as effective while physically being much smaller and easier to carry?

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The Case for Manual Mode in Bird Photography


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The Case for Manual Mode in Bird Photography

Cameras these days are smarter than ever, so why go full manual for bird photography?

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Topaz Studio 2 Released With Non-Destructive Layer Editing, Improved Masking and Creative Filters


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Topaz Studio 2 Released With Non-Destructive Layer Editing, Improved Masking and Creative Filters

There’s a new layer-based editor in town. Topaz Studio 2 has officially launched and brings major changes to the image editing and effects software.

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Perfect Autofocus for Wildlife in Difficult Shooting Environments


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Perfect Autofocus for Wildlife in Difficult Shooting Environments

In his latest video, wildlife photographer and educator Steve Perry talks about specific autofocus problems to be aware of in the field that could prevent you from getting sharp images.

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Sony Announces RX100 VII Pocket Camera With Pro-Level Features


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Sony Announces RX100 VII Pocket Camera With Pro-Level Features

If you liked the sports-oriented Alpha 9, Sony has a new pocket camera they sure want to sell you.

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Fstoppers Hands-On First Impressions of the Sony a7R IV


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Fstoppers Hands-On First Impressions of the Sony a7R IV

Last week, Sony surprised us all when they announced their latest a7R mirrorless camera. I had the chance to use the new a7R IV shooting a number of different portrait studio sets at the launch event, and in this first-impressions review I offer my opinions on its updated body design and performance.

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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Announced, Ships Early Next Month


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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Announced, Ships Early Next Month

Today, Sony has added the much-anticipated FE 35mm f/1.8 to their collection of mid-priced prime lenses.

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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Officially Announced


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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Officially Announced

First teased earlier this year along with five other RF lenses in development at that time, the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens has now been officially announced with more details and will start shipping next month.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X II and G7 X III Compact Cameras Announced


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Canon PowerShot G5 X II and G7 X III Compact Cameras Announced

Canon has just announced updated models to their popular PowerShot G5 X and G7 X series cameras. While the G5 X II receives refinement through a slimmed down body and enhanced capabilities, the G7 X III takes aim at being the best camera for vlogging.

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July 4th Limited Time Deals From B&H Photo: Cameras, Computers, and More


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July 4th Limited Time Deals From B&H Photo: Cameras, Computers, and More

Get your summer started with new and updated gear on sale now from B&H Photo.

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‘Ask Me Anything’ With Architectural Photographer Mike Kelley


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‘Ask Me Anything’ With Architectural Photographer Mike Kelley

Architectural photographer and Fstoppers alumni Mike Kelley recently did an AMA (ask me anything) over on Reddit that’s easily worth checking out.

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How to Create Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop


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How to Create Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop

There are a variety of valid reasons you may need to enhance the out of focus blur in Adobe Photoshop. Whether it’s a limitation of your equipment, limitation of the shooting environment, or you just want to make a creative change, this tutorial shows you the trick to making fake bokeh look great.

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The Stunning Images of Formula 1 and How the Pros Do It


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The Stunning Images of Formula 1 and How the Pros Do It

Formula 1 photography has every right to be bland; the scope of what can and can’t be done at first seems like it would be limiting and result in the same looking shot of the cars over and over again. The pros that shoot trackside, however, have no intention of fitting into the mold.

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Wildlife Photography: How to Get Closer to Animals


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Wildlife Photography: How to Get Closer to Animals

You aren’t going to get very far as a wildlife photographer if the animals are constantly being scared away before you get into position. Here are some helpful tips on improving your approach.

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