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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 24-35mm f2 with Metabones on Sony a7r Mk II (4 of 14)ISO 16001-4000 sec at f - 5.0

Adventure photographers are ones that trek out into the great outdoors to, well, quite honestly seek adventure and document it as they go along. They capture epic landscapes, camp out in the woods, and need to rely a lot on their gear. Think of them as the new type of landscape photographers who may also incorporate some sort of awesome sports coverage or even capture scenes from death-defying angles.

Here’s what photographers like those need to get through the trek.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samsung 50-150mm f2.8 OIS review product images (2 of 10)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 5.0

On the heels of our roundup of best mirrorless cameras for photojournalists, we thought we’d complement that piece with a roundup of the best lenses to go with those cameras. The go-to focal ranges for many years have been 24-70mm and 70-200mm with Canon L glass being the crème-de-la-crème with a price to match. Thankfully with time, the equivalent focal range zooms have arrived for various systems, though not all photojournalists work with zooms. Here, you’ll find a mix of primes and zooms.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens review product images (2 of 2)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Throughout much of the history of digital cameras, kit lenses have often been looked down on by more advanced photographers. While they’ve improved greatly over the years, they still haven’t done enough. For a person buying a brand new camera and that wants some extra flexibility, they’re usually satisfactory.

Well, in some ways.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM10 Mk II first impressions images (10 of 10)ISO 4001-200 sec

The Olympus OMD EM10 was the company’s entry level mirrorless camera targeted at the folks who wanted a viewfinder and DSLR-like look and feel. Plus, with an affordable price, it was well worth it for many of them. But today, Olympus is announcing their brand new EM10 MK II–a camera with lots of new features that in some ways make it more appealing than the Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II and the OMD EM1–at least at the moment of publishing this post.

Olympus believes this camera to be a massive upgrade ergonomically and internally. But what many people may be most excited about is the new S-OVF mode. The Olympus OMD EM10 Mk II has a simulated Optical Viewfinder mode that lets you pretty much see the world as you would in real life–but through an EVF. In some ways, this is already possible with other cameras with settings tweaks, but Olympus puts it all into one convenient mode for you.

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Model: Natalie Margiotta

Model: Natalie Margiotta

Mirrorless cameras offer pretty much everything that most photographers need and are the next step in the evolution of cameras (along with smartphones and what they’re capable of). And for many, there is no reason why a portrait lens wouldn’t be in their camera bag. The best portrait lenses are longer focal lengths that allow a photographer to separate elements of a scene from their subject so that viewers will only focus on them. Additionally, wider focal lengths tend to make someone (and their parts) look very distorted.

We’ve scoured our reviews index to find some of our favorite portrait lenses for mirrorless cameras. Here’s our roundup.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7r Mk II first impressions (1 of 8)ISO 8001-60 sec at f - 6.3

Today, Adobe announced a brand new release for their Lightroom software that brings a couple of new camera support updates, new lenses and a couple of bug squashes. Most exciting is the fact that the Sony A7r Mk II is now supported as are the new Olympus Air and the Leica Q.

You can download the new Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 updates by going into the program and choosing to update to the newest version. The release notes are after the jump.

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