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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!

[Gear] Save $840+ on Wi-Fi for the Nikon D4!

Via NikonRumors, this is something everyone should know about: a do-it-yourself $30 wifi kit for the Nikon D4! It really speaks for itself. Read on for the details. Who knows, maybe something similar could be done for the 1D X. I wouldn’t be surprised at all… [more]

[Gear] New Favorites: Zeiss, Leica, Hasselblad, and More!

Between great announcements, imagined concepts, and juicy rumors, there’s never a dull time for gearheads. These last few weeks are no exception. In the full post, read of Zeiss’ new 15mm lens, the only Leica you can bring to a white party, some w i d e Hasselblad rumors, and then some. [more]

[Gear] Been Out of the Loop? Catch Up on What’s New!

We all fall off the tech wheel every now and then. And lately, it’s been anything but easy to keep up with all that’s been happening. Well, worry not. We have an update for you on everything that’s happened and everything that should happen soon. Read on for info on Canon, Nikon, Leica, and Zeiss… [more]

[Gear] Nikon D800 and Canon 5D MKIII ISO Samples

The Nikon D800 has been much criticized for its enormous megapixel count. And some have worried that packing 36 megapixels into a full frame sensor might lead to decreased low-light performance. These samples, however, push those worries aside. It’s no D4, but for 36 megapixels, I think Nikon should win an award for this. Canon took a different route with the 22-megapixel 5D Mark III, but that paid off, too. See for yourself in the full post! [more]

[News] Canon 1D X Available for Pre-Order!

Canon’s flagship 1D X was announced quite early. But thankfully, it’s now available for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo or at Adorama! The 1D X features full 1080p video, better autofocus, an insane 12fps continuous shooting at the full 18 megapixels, and improved metering, among plenty of other features you’d expect from the best of the best at Canon. Find all the information you’d want on Canon’s page. B&H even says quantity is limited, so if you want it anytime soon, pre-order now! [more]

[News] Lightroom 4 Available for Pre-Order!

Today, Lightroom 4 is available for pre-order through B&H or on Amazon [News] Lightroom 4 Available for Pre Order!for $150 and will likely start shipping as soon as tomorrow. The price is news on its own, as it’s half the price of previously released versions of Lightroom. Adobe is really making this accessible to everyone! [more]

[Gear] Canon’s New 600EX-RT Speedlight Uses Radio!

Along with the 5D Mark III just announced, Canon announced a new speedlight, the 600EX-RT. The 600EX-RT is Canon’s first speedlight to introduce a wireless radio capable of communicating with up to 15 other units at a range of 30m. Just as impressively, the flash features the same weatherproofing standard as Canon’s flagship 1D X. Pre-Order the new speedlight at B&H. [more]

[News] The Canon 5D Mark III Announced!

You heard right: the camera that changed everything has been updated! The preferred video DSLR of the industry just got even better with the Canon 5D MKIII (pre-order at BHphotovideo). But is this new camera good enough to withstand the pressure from Nikon’s two new bodies? MAYBE… Read on to find out all the new features, accessories, and how it stacks up against the latest DSLRs. [more]

[News] Kodak to Discontinue All Slide Film

According to a report by the Phoblographer, Kodak is said to have confirmed it is discontinuing all of its slide film, including E100VS [News] Kodak to Discontinue All Slide Film, E100G [News] Kodak to Discontinue All Slide Film, and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100 [News] Kodak to Discontinue All Slide Film. This comes after several news points since Kodak discontinued its famed Kodachrome film three years ago and subsequently filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in January this year. My advice: get it while you can… [more]

[Gear] The Most Exciting Gear Week in a While

Even more so than the week of the Nikon D4, this is the most exciting week for gear news in a long time. There is news that I don’t like, a bit that I don’t get, some that is just plain stupid, and then some that is unbelievable — I’ll believe it when I see it! The new stuff is short and sweet. I’m keeping the bulk of opinions in the comments section this time…meet me there at the end of the full post!

[Gear] The Nikon D800/D800E is Finally Out! UPDATE

After months of waiting and following terribly teasing rumors and small photo leaks, Nikon finally announced the D800! For the full specs, details, photos, pre-order information, and to find out what that ‘E’ means, read below. And don’t forget to keep checking back for updates as they roll out when the announcement goes live tonight! (Updated!) [more]

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