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!

Nikon’s Newest Mirrorless Lenses for the 1 Series

Nikon recently announced the development of three new lenses for the 1 series cameras, including the 1 V2 just announced yesterday. The 10-100mm f/4-5.6, 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, and a 32mm f/1.2. The announcement confirms Nikon’s solid commitment to its mirrorless series, especially alongside its drastic changes to the V2 to make it a more professional mirrorless platform. [more]

Kodak’s New Helpful Film App!

Today, Kodak released a new mobile application that helps film shooters pick a film for various occasions, giving hints on how to shoot it and where to get it developed locally. I love film and absolutely love that Kodak is taking a step like this. I think it’ll help professional shooters while also making it easier to bring new photographers into the world of film. Check it out on iTunes! [more]

LaCie Announces Very Fast, Very Portable P’9223 Slim USB 3.0 Porsche Design Hard Drive

The LaCie Porsche Design P’9223 is a great addition to their line of portable drives. Offering speeds up to 400MB/s, this drive is fast enough for virtually any video and photo editing needs. And it’s all completely bus powered! [more]

Nikon 1 V2 Announced and Available for Pre-Order!

Just after my 1 V1 review this week, Nikon has their replacement 1 V2 ready for pre-order after an announcement last night. The V2 builds even further on what was already a fantastic, solidly built camera. [more]

Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Camera Review

Nikon is one of the big names in the camera business. And they do have some competitors in the mirrorless market: the 1 series V1 and J1. We’ll be reviewing the V1, as it’s priced and featured as a more ‘professional’ or ‘prosumer’ line and will provide us results from the best of what Nikon now offers in the mirrorless market. [more]

Lomography’s New 6×12 Multi-Format Metered Camera

The Lomography Store has a new camera available for pre-order, the BELAIR X 6-12 camera. Featuring multiple formats and auto-metering, the camera is perhaps the most flexible of its kind for an unprecedented price. Pre-order now for a 30% discount! [more]

Pentax K-01 Mirrorless Camera Review

The Pentax K-01 is certainly the most unique system I’ll be reviewing this month in terms of aesthetics. But I’m not a form over function kind of guy. So what does that mean for the performance of this mirrorless camera? [more]

Upgrade Your Canon 1D-X Firmware!

Canon just released a firmware update for the Canon 1D-X, offering autofocus point illumination in red and a single, center cross-type AF point available at f/8. You can upgrade now, here.

Pentax Q Mirrorless Camera Review

From the start, the Pentax Q has one thing going for it: it’s the smallest interchangeable lens camera in the world. At first glance, this little guy seems like the photojournalist’s dream. But does it do better than your average point and shoot? [more]

Frank Hurley: Photographs Documenting Shackleton’s Shipwreck and Story of Survival

Twenty-seven people were all there were when Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition went awry. Luckily for us (they were lucky enough, all surviving after months and months), one of those was a photographer, Frank Hurley. Here are some amazing photographs documenting the 22 months spent stranded on the world’s most remote continent. [more]

Apple Sued by a Photographer for Using Her Photo to Promote the Retina MacBook Pro

Sabine Liewald, of Switzerland, is suing Apple not over a patent, but over her image of the closeup of an eye that was used to promote the Retina MacBook Pro’s screen during the unveiling of the product… [more]

Samsung NX1000 and NX210 Mirrorless Review

These cameras are incredibly similar. In fact, I’m going to treat this as the same camera review while pointing out differences as we go along. So why the $200 difference between the NX1000 and NX210? Let’s see if what’s up and how these systems compare with the competition. [more]

Ricoh GXR Mirrorless Camera Review

The Ricoh GXR is an oddball. It’s different than any other mirrorless camera out there — with the GXR, you use the same base body, but switch out sensor/lens combinations. This format has some serious advantages and disadvantages compared to its competition. [more]

Promise Pegasus Portable Thunderbolt Drives Now Available!

It was quite a while ago that I did a piece on hard drives — the inevitable non-photo, but techy part of every photographer’s gear. It’s been a while, but manufacturers have been hard at work, including Promise with their Pegasus J2 and J4 Thunderbolt drives. Today, after having been announced back in May, they’re finally available to order! [more]

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