30 Days Left to Enter My RØDE Reel: Get Shooting! PLUS: win a VideoMic Pro+

There’s only 30 days left to enter My RØDE Reel 2018 with your kickin' short film. You still have plenty of time, so grab a camera and a RØDE mic, get creative and enter now. My RØDE Reel: The World’s Largest Short Film Competition
Now in its 5th year, My RØDE Reel has even more categories celebrating every aspect of filmmaking excellence, with a combined prize pool of over $1 Million! Anyone can enter. Want to win a VideoMic Pro+? The world's most popular on-camera microphone! Enter My RØDE Reel and get 100 votes for your film by Continue reading "30 Days Left to Enter My RØDE Reel: Get Shooting! PLUS: win a VideoMic Pro+"

The 5 Worst Types of Photographers

Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup made this lighthearted 7.5-minute video about the 5 worst types of photographers you’ll meet.

Here’s a rundown of the 5 types featured in the video (which was posted a few years ago):

#1. The Copy Cat: Photographers who are way too “inspired” by what they see you doing.

#2. The Chatty Cathy: Photographers whose incessant talking ruins peaceful photo outings.

#3. The Gear Nerd: Photographers who carry way too much gear all the time.

#4. The Photography Widow: Photographers who give more time and attention to their work than their

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Need a New Tokina Lens? Join Our $3,000 Lens Giveaway!

Another super giveaway! Our thanks to Tokina for this fantastic offer. Enter now and share with your friends to gain potentially unlimited entries!

Win Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE Lenses!

It is HERE! $3,000 Lens Giveaway! We're giving away 3 Tokina FíRIN 20 F2 FE Lenses to celebrate the launch of the Autofocus version! Grand prize winner will get both the Manual AND Autofocus versions. You'll also have the opportunity to do a review and share your thoughts on the new lenses. (Value $1,898)

Shooting and Retouching a Space-Themed Portrait

Photographer Anya Anti recently did a space-inspired photo shoot and created this 7.5-minute behind-the-scenes and time-lapse view of how she styled, set up, shot, and retouched the portrait. To create a space helmet, Anti purchased a lightweight acrylic sphere online and then cut out a neck hole and breathing holes. For the space suit and collar, Anti used a silver jacket and a piece of spray-painted cardboard, respectively. An old faux leather belt was used for the details on the collar and sleeves. Anti initially set up a space-themed backdrop that she had created for a previous photo shoot
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Frame.io Debuts All New Image Review Tools and Raises the Bar for Video Collaboration Products

Frame.ioFrame.io just continues to knock it out of the park. If you haven't looked into these guys, please do so. Not a promoted post or anything, I just love what they're doing and I've talked to them multiple times at NAB over the years.

Frame.io Debuts All New Image Review Tools and Raises the Bar for Video Collaboration Products

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Frame.io’s new Image review & collaboration tools for high resolution images and graphical assets is the first of many new features coming to the All-New Frame.io this summer; manage all your team's video project Continue reading "Frame.io Debuts All New Image Review Tools and Raises the Bar for Video Collaboration Products"

RØDE Launches the BRAND NEW VideoMic Me-L for Apple iOS Devices

Damn I want one of these new VideoMic Me-L mics! I have the previous version and this is such an improvement! The previous version plugged into the headphone jack and by putting this into the lightning slot, you don't have to worry about it flopping around any more… plus the sample video below sounds so much better. And the freaking thing has a headphone plugin! BRILLIANT! Of course, if you're using the iPhone and want to charge at the same time, you've got an issue, but for most people I suspect that won't be a problem. Only thing I don't
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Great Adorama Deals! Promo for Sony, Lowepro and Pelican

Sony a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body With Tripod Bundle

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Sony FS5 Mark 2 Camera Review: Looking At The New Color

Yes, the Sony FS5 Mark 2 looks exactly like the original with one exception, the filter wheel on the Sony FS5 Mark 2 is a different color (black) from the original Sony FS5 (brushed aluminum). Otherwise, from the outside, the Sony FS5 Mark 2 and Mark 1 look very similar. Of course, outside appearances do not matter one iota. What matters to us shooters is what is inside and whether or not the new color science from the FS5 Mark 2 is more like Sony’s flagship full-frame 6K cinema camera the VENICE. My initial thoughts after the first few days
Sony FS5 Mark 2
Sony FS5 Mark 2
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Sony RX100 VI Review by Hugh Brownstone – The TWO Things You Need to Know

Good friend Hugh Brownstone lays it all out about the Sony RX100 VI. You can always trust Hugh to give you the real skinny. As I've worked with him over the years, I've grown very confident in his camera/lens analysis. Tho we don't always agree LOL! He's become a mirrorless man and loves Sony (and you'll hear what he has to say about the Sony RX100 VI below), but at the same time, he's keeping very up to date on all the different cameras and is an incredible resource when it comes to figuring out what works and what doesn't. Note,
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Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future Canon Prosumer Camera Bodies

Are video capabilities going to be a much bigger segment of the DSLRs coming from Canon? Holy cow don't we all hope so? That would be huge. When I've talked with Canon in the past, I've always been told that they believed they had a strong video component to their DSLRs – which is true really – but the overwhelming sentiment is that folks like Sony are crushing the video from Canon with their mirrorless line. So if this is true, it will certainly be a welcome addition. I mean, what could it hurt?

Video Capabilities Will Be at the Heart of All Future
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This Photographer Shows the Violence of the Most Dangerous City in Africa

Cape Town is the most dangerous city in South Africa and one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Freelance photojournalist Leon Knipe follows the police to crime scenes and works to document as many murders as he can. The 5-minute video above by Shaun Swingler is about Knipe’s life and work (warning: it contains graphic photos of horrific crime scenes). Cape Town has the 9th highest murder rate in the world, Swingler shares. Of the 52 people murdered in South Africa each day, the largest proportion of them is killed in Cape Town. Much of the violence has
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New Arrival! Canon EF 70-200mm Lenses Now Availble for Pre-Order

Do you have your wallet out? If you're on a tight budget, maybe you should skip this post. Now, if you're already an owner of the f2.8L, you might not immediately jump out of your skin running to Adorama to buy the III because many of the changes are subtle and incremental, but if you hate lens flare, you're now a happy camper. The upgrades to the f4L are more significant and tempting. Personally, I've never tried the f4, but the improvements seem pretty exciting and would tempt me if I were an owner. PREORDER NOW: Canon EF 70-200mm
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Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package

Sony RX100 VI

Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package

Sony has announced its brand new member of the RX series: the RX100 VI compact camera that’s sure to be new addition to your travel photography kit thanks to its impressive 8.3x optical zoom. The camera’s most prominent feature is its stabilized 24-200mm, f/2.8-f/4.5 8.3X large aperture high magnification zoom lens that comes with a speedy 1.0-type 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor and a DRAM chip.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Camera with 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

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Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package

Sony RX100 VI

Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package

Sony has announced its brand new member of the RX series: the RX100 VI compact camera that’s sure to be new addition to your travel photography kit thanks to its impressive 8.3x optical zoom. The camera’s most prominent feature is its stabilized 24-200mm, f/2.8-f/4.5 8.3X large aperture high magnification zoom lens that comes with a speedy 1.0-type 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor and a DRAM chip.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Camera with 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

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Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package

Sony RX100 VI

Sony Announces the RX100 VI: A Powerhouse Camera in a Tiny Package

Sony has announced its brand new member of the RX series: the RX100 VI compact camera that’s sure to be new addition to your travel photography kit thanks to its impressive 8.3x optical zoom. The camera’s most prominent feature is its stabilized 24-200mm, f/2.8-f/4.5 8.3X large aperture high magnification zoom lens that comes with a speedy 1.0-type 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor and a DRAM chip.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Camera with 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

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Stu Maschwitz is Crazy and His Short Film “Tank” Proves It

Stu MaschwitzSadly, I have to announce that Stu Maschwitz is certifiably crazy and his passion project “Tank” proves it. So I'm on quite a few email lists and I don't always catch everything that comes across my desk, nor do I make time to read them all, but something about Stu's email about his short film “Tank” caught my eye and it has been open in my browser for about a week… and like many of you, I do that to save things that I think I want to look at. This evening (it is Friday and I should be relaxing, Continue reading "Stu Maschwitz is Crazy and His Short Film “Tank” Proves It"

Nikon and Sony Instant Rebates – Save up to $200 on Nikon Lenses!

Adorama Rebates – Save up to $200 on Nikon Lenses!

 

Nikon 12-24mm F/4G ED-IF DX NIKKOR Lens Bundle with 77mm UV WA Filter & Pro Software

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New Canon Rebates! Save up to $300 on Select Canon Lenses!

Great news! New Canon rebates starting May 27th!

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens USA – $1899

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens – $1,599.00


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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens – $1,799.00


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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS Zoom Lens USA – $1,899.00


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Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

“Bokeh Master” is now available for Pre-Order at Adorama

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG ART HSM Lens

Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Via Sigma Press:
The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD Ronkonkoma, NY – May 25, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will
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