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!

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]

Will Canon’s Big Megapixel Camera Be the EOS-1S?

Some new rumors are floating around as to the proposed specifications of the new ‘big megapixel’ camera from Canon. We have heard the number 46MP, but we haven’t, until now, heard about pricing and naming… [more]

Sony NEX-7 Mirrorless Camera Review

Hop on a sightseeing tour in your local town, and undoubtedly, at least one person probably has a camera in Sony’s NEX line. The mirrorless line has been wildly successful, and the Sony NEX-7 represents its top-notch contender. Let’s see if the NEX-7 can stand its ground — after all, comparing to the Leica we reviewed a few days back is quite the challenge… [more]

Did BH Video Just Leak The New Canon 3D DSLR Specs?

Because of some lucky searching, someone found a listing for the rumored Canon 3D that was briefly up last night on BHphotovideo’s website. Recent rumors point to a full-sized body, and this is pre order listing is consistent with those claims. But could an imminent announcement be in store for us this month? [more]

Reviewing the ‘Ultimate’ Mirrorless Camera: The Leica M9

The Leica M-series has long been the standard for rangefinder photography — or so I’ve heard. Since the Leica M9 is a rangefinder, we know it’s also mirrorless. And thus, this will be the introduction of the camera to ‘look up to’ throughout this month’s reviews. If you’re interested in a mirrorless system, despite whether or not this fits your idea of what’s possible, I highly recommend you read on, as there are some great introductory explanations here. [more]

Images of Modern-Day Slavery by Lisa Kristine

Lisa Kristine, after realizing slavery exists in many places around the world today — 27 million people are estimated to be in slavery — spent time traveling, taking photographs of such examples to raise awareness about the still very real issues around modern-day slavery. [more]

Amy Heiden Shoots Abandoned Places

Some of you might feel you have been abandoned with recent Fstoppers outages while we were dealing with malicious code and moving the site to a fresh server. Well, we’re back with a fresh start, so hopefully we’ll be okay going forward! Here are some great photos by Amy Heiden that really do conjure feelings of abandonment. Let’s have this last bit of loneliness and be done with it! [more]

Will Fuji Join Leica in the World of 35mm Mirrorless?

Fuji has a new project under its sleeves: a full-frame mirrorless camera. While we haven’t seen anything concrete, the wording from an earlier interview seems to say it all. [more]

Lexar’s New 256GB SDXC UHS-I Card

Lexar just announced the industry’s first 256GB SD card — and it’s not slow, either. While some might see this as overkill, there are certainly many project-related uses in which one might need to be able to store large amounts of photo or video information without clearing the card in between. [more]

New Firmware V2.0 for Fuji X-Pro1 and Lenses is FAST!

If you have one of these cameras, the update you’ve been waiting for is out! V2.0 promises faster response time, faster recording to memory cards (doubled!), faster focusing, and then some! [more]

Leica’s New Medium Format DSLR

Leica’s step into the medium format business was big — it was expensive, but I think everyone appreciated a medium format, SLR-style camera not much different from your Nikon or Canon, except for the incredible quality. Today, we have news of the Leica S: the newest iteration of the DSLR line-up that follows the same simple lettering scheme as the Leica M announced earlier, replacing the S2. [more]

PhaseOne’s New 645DF+ Medium Format SLR

In collaboration with Mamiya, PhaseOne updated the 645 SLR line this week with the new 645DF+. The camera features improved autofocusing, overall better reliability, and a battery system that can last for — get this — 10,000 photos! [more]

Sekonic’s Newest Meter Gets a Little Touchy

Sekonic will have a new meter series for Photokina, including the L-478D and L-478DR. What’s new about these? These are the first meters with a beautiful color touch screen. Supposedly, there’s never been an easier light meter to use… [more]

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