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Don't Leave Behind Your Sense of Adventure in the Age of Google

Don't Leave Behind Your Sense of Adventure in the Age of Google

I'm guilty of it. Are you? Have you ever heard about a cool place nearby, and the photographer inside you can't help but search Google Images for it to see if it's photogenic? Based on a few photos you see that were taken there, you decide right then whether or not it's worth your time to check out. Couldn't this actually be a huge disservice to yourself in the pursuit of creativity?

Hands-On Review of the VAIO Z Canvas Tablet Computer as a Mobile Photography Workstation

Hands-On Review of the VAIO Z Canvas Tablet Computer as a Mobile Photography Workstation

When on the go, a working photographer needs to balance portability, versatility, and power in everything they carry. The choice of computer while away from the home base is critical because it can dictate your capabilities and work potential over these periods of time. In this hands-on review, I take a look at the 12.3-inch VAIO Z Canvas tablet-laptop hybrid as a mobile workstation for photographers.

First Images From the Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera - Sports Photography With Full-Frame Stacked Sensor and 20fps

First Images From the Sony a9 Mirrorless Camera - Sports Photography With Full-Frame Stacked Sensor and 20fps

Last week Sony unveiled their most ambitious Alpha camera to date with the a9. The 24.2-megapixel mirrorless camera takes on the general form factor of previous a7 II bodies and packs in their latest photo technology with a strong emphasis on autofocus, speed, and removing distractions such as shutter noise and screen blackout in continuous shooting. This all adds up to a product that has the potential to make a large impact on the sports photography scene. Today I'm excited to share a number of images I shot with the Sony a9 of a range of track and field events plus hockey and ice skating.

Hands-On With the Newly Announced Sony a9: My Five Favorite Features

Hands-On With the Newly Announced Sony a9: My Five Favorite Features

Earlier today, Sony announced the a9, a revolutionary mirrorless camera with a spec sheet that at first looks like it's full of typos. Did they really mean 20 frames per second? Is it actually 693 phase-detect autofocus points? Continuous burst raw capture up to 241 frames? But sure enough, the a9 delivers on it all. After spending a brief time getting familiar with the new camera, here's what made me most excited about using it.

Five Awesome Travel Videos Found in the Fstoppers Community

Five Awesome Travel Videos Found in the Fstoppers Community

The Fstoppers Community is home to the many talented readers of this website where we share images and video in our portfolios as well as talk shop in the Discussion Groups. The other day I was going through and watching some of the incredible videos the Community has shared in their portfolios, and here's a selection of some of my favorite travel videos that will have you craving adventure and inspire your own creations.

Fstoppers Reviews the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Lens

Fstoppers Reviews the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Lens

Super-telephoto lenses are essential to the craft of sports and wildlife photographers who are shooting great distances away from their subjects, as well as to other creative photographers looking to flatten or fill the frame to create unique images. Enter the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary which is a full-frame super-telephoto lens priced just under $1,000 and comes in Nikon F, Canon EF, and Sigma SA mounts.

Fstoppers Instagram Hits 300K Followers, Here's the Top Posts and Other Analytics from Our Account

Fstoppers Instagram Hits 300K Followers, Here's the Top Posts and Other Analytics from Our Account

I'm happy to report that over this past week the Fstoppers Instagram account made it to an impressive 300,000 followers. Additionally, photo tags of #fstoppers broke the 100,000 mark on the social media app at almost exactly the same time. Want to see what images were most popular or the other analytical data pulled from an Instagram account this size? Let's have a look.

Fstoppers Reviews the Lowepro StreetLine BP 250 Camera Bag

Fstoppers Reviews the Lowepro StreetLine BP 250 Camera Bag

Best suited for the those that run light on camera gear, the Lowepro StreetLine BP 250 is a great looking pack that has just enough features to be called a camera bag at all. Its unique collapsable interior pockets allow for a couple photography items to be stored securely, otherwise it’s free-for-all with what you choose to throw inside. This well-made bag is not without issue, however. Check out what works and what doesn’t in this review.

Hands-On With the Newly Announced Sony RX100 V Compact Camera

Hands-On With the Newly Announced Sony RX100 V Compact Camera

Last week Sony announced the RX100 V, their latest Cyber-shot compact camera, alongside the new crop sensor flagship a6500. Sony is quick to point out that the new RX100 V model features the world’s fastest autofocus speed, the world’s most autofocus points, and the world’s fastest continuous shooting for any compact fixed-lens camera. I had a couple hours of hands-on time with the new camera, and here are my first impressions.

Sony Isn’t Quitting the A-Mount System, Announces New a99 II Full-Frame DSLR

Sony Isn’t Quitting the A-Mount System, Announces New a99 II Full-Frame DSLR

Lately it’s been a road of uncertainty for A-mount system users, as Sony remained quiet on specific plans for their DSLR line while making leaps and bounds in the mirrorless world. Today Sony has made their intentions clear by announcing the new Alpha 99 Mark II, a 42.4-megapixel camera with 12 fps continuous shooting, internal UHD 4K video, 399-point autofocus, and 5-axis in-body image stabilization.