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After a brief one-week hiatus, Firmware Friday returns in style this week. Since it's such a biggie, we'll keep this preamble brief. In all, there are around two dozen cameras, video cameras, lenses and accessories receiving updates in the past fortnight, with manufacturers on the list including Canon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma and Sony. Let's get right down to what's ne
Camera/technology company Light for years promised "DSLR quality" images from their L16 camera, using data from an array of cell phone-class sensors with different focal length lenses to build higher-resolution composite images. However, when the camera finally came to market (at an eye-watering price of $2,000), review units were suspiciously unavailable. Finally obtaining one from a friend (tha
It's a busy day for Fujifilm X Series fans. There's a lot of ground to cover, including the announcement of a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens and release information for the upcoming XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens. In addition to these two new XF lenses, Fujifilm has also released an updated lens roadmap featuring a trio of upcoming optics, including an XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR lens,
Click here to read my Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 Field Test As Fujifilm continues to expand their GF lens lineup, there was a distinct lack of longer lenses. With the new Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, GFX owners now have a nearly 200mm-equivalent prime lens and alongside it, a 1.4x teleconverter designed specifically for the GF 250mm f/4. I had the opportunity to test out the new
Click here to read our Fuji XF10 Preview After discontinuing the Fujifilm X70, there has been something of a hole in the X Series lineup for users looking for a compact fixed-lens camera that costs less than the $1,000-plus price tag of the X100F. No longer, with the new Fuji XF10. The XF10 utilizes an 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) f/2.8 built-in lens, like the X70, but includes a 24.
Last week, Apple and Blackmagic unveiled a new $699 external GPU (eGPU) that brings “desktop-class” graphics performance to MacBook Pros. But if you were hoping that it would be a godsend for speeding up your sluggish Photoshop or Lightroom for post-processing photos, you may want to check out this new 16-minute review by photoshopCAFE.Colin Smith got his hands on a Blackmagic eGPU an
As hard-working engineers and programmers continue to improve artificial intelligence, it will likely play an ever-growing influence in our lives, including with respect to photography and photo editing. Florida-based Excire, Inc. has announced a pair of new plug-ins for Lightroom, Excire Search and Excire Search Pro, which are designed to leverage the power of artificial intelligence to analyze
Here’s a photo shoot you probably shouldn’t attempt yourself: photographer Ken Kiefer recently took his wife (underwater model Kimber Kiefer) and two other models into the crocodile-infested waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico for a photo shoot. The goal was to shoot underwater glamour photos of the models right next to the fearsome reptiles.The New York Post reports that lionfis
Photographer David Bergman's latest entry in Adorama's Two Minute Tips series is all about reflectors. Reflectors are amazing tools for many types of photography, although they are often used in portrait photography. Not only are there different reflector sizes, which can change the way that your image is lit, but they also come in different patterns, shapes and colors. In the video bel
Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon’s CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount of resources designing those high-end sensors.Dave Etchells of Imaging Resourc

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