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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!

Nikon D600 Officially Announced!

Whether or not this is the camera for you, the Nikon D600 (early BH preorders here) is certainly one of the most anticipated cameras of the year and, just in time for the holiday season, is sure to be in many of your hands by the new year. All the specs, the price, and opinions after the break. [more]

Sony’s New Full-Frame Video Camera Makes Waves

The new full frame VG900 and its smaller-sensor sibling, the VG30, were announced today. Alongside Sony’s other announcements, the VG900 is now the third camera to use the a99 DSLR‘s 24-megapixel sensor (the other being the compact RX1)… [more]

Forget Nikon. Forget Canon. Meet the Sony a99.

Okay, I feel guilty already. I love Nikon, and Canon has their perks, too. But I really do hope both companies can take a clue from Sony. The a99 is a hell of a camera — read on…I promise you’ll be pleasantly (if oddly) surprised. [more]

Rumored Canon 6D Specs

While some of these specs don’t seem right, it’s likely that many will in fact be accurate. And on the heels of the Nikon D600 leak, this could be quite a competitor, but price might be a bit of an inhibitor, seeing as it’ll certainly be in a different class. The question is, will people care? [more]

Nikon D600 — All the Details!

Nikonrumors.com reports on a leak that has all the Nikon D600 info we’ve been waiting for! Check out how this new camera can help you enter into the full-frame market. [more]

Pentax is on A Roll with a Few Announcements

Before Photokina, Pentax decided to flood us with a slew of new products yesterday. Read on for new lenses, bodies, and other goodies… [more]

New RED Monochrome Video Beast

Even if we’ve barely been able to set our eyes on one, we still all love the RED camera, don’t we? Well RED just announced a new monochrome-only version… [more]

New Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 Expands Zeiss’ SLR Lens Line-Up

If you want a nice, all-metal, manual focus lens for your DSLR, Zeiss is pretty much your first stop. Yet until now, the T* 2/100 Makro-Planar was the most telephoto option available… [more]

Cassini Gives Us Gorgeous Images of Saturn

Cassini has been around Saturn for eight years now, and the giant ringed planet’s seasons are changing for the first time since our arrival. Many know that a ton (if not most) of those photos of the stars have added/altered colors. But now, we have just-released images of Saturn in true color as the southern hemisphere takes on a bluish hue for winter… [more]

Sony Officially Announces Its New HDR-AS10 and AS15 Action Cams!

We discussed a teaser that Sony put out earlier about their new action cam a while back, but it’s finally here! Yet another contender in this segment for the action junkie… [more]

More Nikon D600 Specs!!!

We have a few more specs now that we’re getting closer to Photokina, and they’re pretty exciting… Get ready for an entirely new and incredibly affordable full-frame camera! [more]

New Sony NEX-5R Mirrorless Camera

Sony’s newest addition to its mirrorless lineup expands on its midrange mirrorless line, the NEX-5R. Building on the NEX-5N, the 5R adds some nice upgrades that make it a much nicer camera to use… [more]

Could the Sony a99 Be the D800 We Really Wanted?

After having worked extensively now with the Nikon D800, I can attest that it’s a damn fine camera. Incredibly sharp at 100 ISO, nice big files that can stretch endlessly… But it’s still slow. New rumors, however, indicate that Sony’s re-entry into the full-frame market could see the introduction of the camera that we all really expected from Nikon back in January… [more]

Ultra-Realistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings Look Like Photos!

Samuel Silva is an artist that does some fantastic work sketching with pens. So no, this isn’t exactly a post on photography, but it may as well be. Can you tell the difference between his drawing and the photo it’s based on? [more]

San Francisco Cop Suspended for His Photo Hobby

When off duty, Officer Gared Hansen enjoys shooting (photographing, that is) nude models as mermaids and other magical beings. But when his department found out about the extracurriculars, they suspended him — Internal Affairs even looked into him after that. Naturally, Hansen sees it as a fun hobby. But the SFPD says that it reflects poorly and in bad taste upon the department… [more]

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