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Adam Ottke

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Hey, there! I'm Adam, and I love writing for Fstoppers!I a lot of things that are going on in the photography world -- from gear and tech to fine art and odd adventures. If you ever have a question of any kind, don't hesitate to email me. I'm young, but I also have a lot of energy to research things I don't have the answer for right away -- so ask away! And if you want to see something on Fstoppers that you've seen or done yourself, go ahead and send it in. I'd love to see it!

[Video] Nikon v. Canon Full-Frame Shoot-Out by Philip Bloom

Filmmaker Philip Bloom has gotten his hands on Nikon’s and Canon’s newest full-frame digital SLRs. Luckily for us, we get an extensive side-to-side comparison in this rather thorough shoot-out. Bloom uses the almost 30 minutes to go through resolution, aliasing, low-light, and feature comaprisons. Let us know what you think in the comments section!

[Gear/Contest] Best of NAB 2012

NAB 2012 has come and gone, and if you missed it, know that it was a heck of a show this year. Check out our list of the NAB 2012 products that made serious waves for practicality in both function and price, and then let us know your favorites in the comments section! We’re giving away a free year of Animoto to one lucky commenter! [more]

[News] Nikon D600 to Be an Entry-Level Full-Frame Body?

When Nikon said the D800 (which you can win here) wasn’t meant to be the D700′s direct successor, I’m not sure many trusted them. However, recent rumors show something in the works that would fit well into that realm. And so, we now have a lot of people talking about what could be a very cool camera — with a few key things left behind… [more]

[News] Fujifilm Price-Increase Imminent

First lenses across the board, and now film — Fuji will raise its film prices by a substantial amount. With Kodak having dropped its chrome production, Fuji is left on its own. Kodak does still produce C-41 color and B+W film, but will they be forced to raise prices, too, in the coming months? Stock up now while you can still afford to! [more]

[News] Nikon EN-EL15 Battery Recall

While users have not experienced issues, according to Nikon, it was still discovered that the popular D800, D7000, and Nikon 1 V1 EN-EL15 battery overheats. Nikon has issued a recall for certain batch numbers. Read on to see if you’re affected. [more]

[News] Adobe CS6 Software Suite Available for Pre-Order!

Adobe just announced the availability of its new CS6 software suite. Of course, Adobe’s software solutions are absolutely necessary for just about every storyteller out there. Patrick gave us a quick look at Photoshop CS6′s most awesome features a little while ago if you want to check it out (the new content-aware support is unbelievable!). While we’re most excited about Premiere Pro and Photoshop CS6, read on for links to pre-order whatever you’ve been looking forward to! [more]

[Video] Canon 5DM3, 5DM2, and Nikon D800 Low-Light Video Test

Who’s got who beat is a big deal for those who are debating where to put their next $3000 — and rightly so. So if you’re interested in shooting video on any of the newest and hotly debated DSLRs out there, check out this low-light, high-ISO video test. The winner is crystal clear — literally. [more]

[News] Nikon D3200, WU-1a Transmitter, and 28mm 1.8G Leaked!

Due later tonight is an official announcement of Nikon’s new D3200 DSLR. But Nikon Switzerland seems to have beaten the rest of the world to the punch. They published a wonderful PDF: a price list outlining Nikon’s entire line-up — including the D3200, a wireless transmitter, and new lens… [more]

[News] NAB 2012 Update!

If you’ve missed the news, NAB 2012 is going on right now. NAB is the big video show that gives professional broadcasting companies something to look forward to. To that point, there are budget options and other video announcements that are sure to peak the interests of budget shooters as well. So far, Apple, Fujinon, and others have made some interesting announcements… [more]

[News] It’s Official: Canon 5DMkIII’s Backlight Affects Exposure

Canon has issued a product advisory for the 5D MkIII, admitting that the company’s newest addition currently on shelves has some issues exposing correctly while the backlight is on. Canon is working on the issue, but has not yet stated anything specific about possible solutions… [more]

[News] Major Canon Video Announcements — 1D C and C500!

Canon unloaded a ton of news this morning. Apart from specifically releasing specifications for the EOS 1D C (Cine) DSLR and the C500, they’re also apparently working on a few other things, including four lenses and other 4K cameras — the C300 was definitely just the beginning. Full specs and tons of photos after the jump! [more]

[News] Canon Cinema EOS 1D, C100, and C500 Coming Soon?

EOSHD.com reports that Canon is working on both lower- and higher-end versions of the C300, the C100 and C500. While we’re unsure about the C100, new rumors indicate that Canon could be ready to announce the C500 along with the previously rumored Cinema EOS 1D DSLR made specifically for video! And all this could happen before the weekend, when NAB 2012 is set to kick off. Read on for some specs! [more]

[Editorial] Hard Drives: What, When, and Where to Buy in a Marked Up Industry

Hard drives are something we all need. But in an industry that advances (i.e. depreciates) so quickly and with increases in price due to flooding in Thailand, how can we be sure we’re getting what’s right for us? And how can we stay technologically flexible with upcoming releases when we have ‘old’ hard drives? Do I need Thunderbolt? Do I need more than two hard drives? How can daisy-chaining help me? These are some of the starter questions that lead into an entire breakdown of what you might need in certain situations. [more]

[Gear] Extend Video Recording Limit of Nikon D7000 and More!

On the D3100, D5100, and D7000, Nikon placed a rather low video recording time limit for a single clip. Currently, it’s somewhere in the area of ten or 20 minutes, depending on the model. However, Nikonhacker.com has come up with a crack that will extend this limit to a much more reasonable 25 to 30 minutes. Read after the jump for more info! [more]

[News] Canon Announces New 60Da for Astrophotography!

In the age of cutting back and serving the mass consumer, seemingly little has been done to cater to smaller, more precisely defined markets. But Canon’s new 60Da announced today marks an exception. The camera, now available for pre-order on BHPhotoVideo or Adorama, is Canon’s first since 2005′s 20Da to be specifically suited for astrophotography with increased infra-red sensitivity to better and more accurately capture the colors of the celestial sky. Find more info and photos as they unfold after the jump! [more]

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