camera gear

Has Wescott Out-Godoxed Godox with the Westcott FJ400 Strobe? – Photography Article

Wait? How Much? Did Westcott just outdo Godox? Westcott has just announced the FJ400 Strobe, which on first glance is not that exciting. Then you see the price, only $569! That is $80 cheaper than the ultra-popular Godox AD400. That’s before you get to the universal trigger system. Has Wescott done the impossible? Has Westcott out Godoxed Godox? Specs Let’s get this stuff out of the way. If you want the headline numbers, here they are: FJ400 Strobe 400 watt-second…

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The Fujifilm X-Pro 3: Marvellous or Mistake? – Photography Article

A marvelous innovation or a stupid mistake? Whatever your opinion, the new Fuji X-Pro 3 definitely has people talking. Cameras are pretty similar these days. We all want the same things. Better dynamic range, better high ISO performance, and better autofocus.  Really, if you look at the majority of cameras out there at the moment, there are few things that set them apart. That was until Fuji dropped the X-Pro 3.  They did what with the screen? In an incredibly…

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My London Youtube studio tour – Time.Lapse Photography Article

London Youtube Studio tour Welcome to my latest Youtube studio tour! This is the gear I use in our new place in London. We don’t have a lot of room and I didn’t bring a ton of my filming equipment from Australia so I had to start fresh, take a minimalist approach (lol) and this is what I ended up with. Most of the links below are affiliate links. If you buy anything through them I might make a few…

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The Unstoppable Rise Of Computational Photography – Photography Article

Computers in photography are not a new thing by any stretch of the imagination. Every camera of the digital age has required processing power to create the image. Even before the dawn of digital, processors were used in film cameras. They controlled things such as auto exposure modes, autofocus and flash output.  These days, computers in our cameras are extremely powerful. They can analyse the type of scene in front of our lens, the speed and direction of a tracked…

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Includes IBIS, Increased Resolution, and More – Photography Article

The Canon 1D X Mark III may be the last of its kind, but it won’t go down without a fight. Information has leaked regarding the Canon flagship camera, predicting a 2020 release. This follows on the heels of Nikon’s D6 announcement and its claim that the D6 will be Nikon’s “most advanced DSLR to date.” The Canon 1D X series and the Nikon D6 series have been longtime competitors, aimed at professional photographers in need of rugged, high-performing camera…

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Sports Photography Gear Setup | Light Stalking – Photography Article

When I started to research sports photography gear, the first thing I noticed was that there are already quite a few articles about sports photography gear. The second thing I noticed was that the vast majority of the equipment being suggested, would not look out of place on the touchlines of the FA Cup Final or the Super Bowl.  Not all sports photography has to be major league. By Caleb Mullins The thing is though, the vast majority of photographers…

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Equipment Versus Photographer – Which Matters More? – Photography Article

Flatlay image: Jeff Hopper. Photographer image: Alexander Andrews Equipment versus photographer, which matters more? It’s a common question without an easy answer. It’s one that pretty much every photographer has asked themselves at one time or another. In this article, I’m going to start by identifying the ways in which the equipment matters. And then I’m going to cover the ways in which the photographer matters. Finally, I’ll address the main question: Which is more important? So let’s dive right…

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5 Reasons Why the Canon 10-18mm is a Must-Have Wide-Angle Lens – Photography Article

After buying a new camera we all start planning for our next lens, which can replace or complement the kit lens. This is when the real confusion starts, you have to choose one out of the so many options available in the market. If you are a Canon APS-C camera user and looking for a wide-angle lens, the Canon EF-S 10-18MM f/4.5-5.6 IS STM could be an ideal choice. I have been using this lens for almost a year now,…

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Canon to Produce an 80-Megapixel Mirrorless Camera – Photography Article

  If you’ve been hoping Canon will produce a high-resolution professional mirrorless camera, then you’re in luck. Rumors that Canon has been working on a 70 or 80-megapixel mirrorless camera have been swirling for months, but several new pieces of information make it more likely than ever. First, Canon has filed a patent for an 83-megapixel sensor, which may be at the heart of a new mirrorless camera body. Second, someone claiming to have a prototype of the new camera…

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Useful Ways You Can Use the Olympus Live Composite Feature for Long Exposures – Photography Article

Olympus has a number of unusual features for longer exposure photography. Aside from the classic bulb style photography, there are two other specific long exposure features available with Olympus cameras: Live Time and Live Composite. These two functions, although related, treat longer exposures quite differently and can produce quite interesting results. Both are really fascinating tools for photographers looking to experiment. Both use computational features of your camera to allow you to get an image in a different way. Although we will…

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Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Lens Review – A Perfectly Executed Prime Lens? – Photography Article

I’ve evaluated and reviewed quite a few lenses over the years – twenty-three to be exact. Throughout those reviews, I’ve been fortunate enough to encounter many that were good, a few that were great, and an oh-so limited few that were absolutely magic. Yet, I can honestly say that I have never experienced the overwhelmingly universal praise and excited electricity surrounding a freshly released lens as I have witnessed with the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (for Canon,…

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The 15-35mm and the 24-70mm – Photography Article

Canon has just announced two more lenses for their RF lineup: the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and the RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS. Note that the RF line is designed for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless bodies, which currently includes the Canon EOS R and the Canon EOS RP. This is excellent news for Canon mirrorless users, who have previously had to contend with Canon’s relatively weak mirrorless lens lineup. So if you’re a Canon mirrorless fan, this is for you. These two…

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The Best Photo Printer in 2019 And Why You Will Want This One – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 21, 2019 by Rob Wood (Admin) We have spent a lot of time analyzing various photo printers to find the best one for photographers and overall, we would recommend the Canon ImagePrograf Pro-1000. One of the first problems you are going to have to overcome when you decide to start printing your photographs is to choose one to suit your specific needs. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a pro-grade medium format camera, entry level…

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Sanity Saving Tips for Outdoor Photography – Photography Article

Last Updated on August 8, 2019 by Angie [Total: 0    Average: 0/5] Where were you the last time you had a minor (or major) meltdown over your gear? Have you missed a magic moment sunrise or sunset shoot by five minutes? What about those items that get ‘lost’ in your camera bag the moment you need them? Or, what about that time you had to leave a shoot because of a mishap that you or someone in your group…

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Sony Announces New Compact Camera With Amazing Features – Photography Article

Are you searching for a pocket-sized camera that packs a big punch? Look no further than the just-announced Sony Cybershot RX100 VII, which is an all-around amazing camera, from its small size to its impressive zoom to its powerful optics. First, take a look at its lengthy zoom lens, which goes from 24mm to 200mm in moments. This is perfect for capturing wider landscapes, then zooming in to emphasize a few compelling details. The Sony RX100 VII also promises stellar…

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Is the LRTimelapse Pro Timer 2.5 the best timelapse remote in the world? – Time.Lapse Photography Article

The LRTimelapse Pro Timer was first developed as a free open source DIY project by legendary LRTimelapse software developer Gunther Wegner. It was specifically designed for pro timelapse and astro photographers. I remember emailing Gunther years ago asking if I could somehow buy the completed remote as I didn’t have the means to build it myself.  Sadly, the reply was negative, however a few years later we can now finally buy the completed product! You can buy the LRTimelapse Pro Remote…

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What’s in my mini timelapse bag – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Mini timelapse kit Imagine the following scenario: You’re going on a one day city trip to a place you’ve never been. You’ll likely be out from morning until after dark and you’ll be doing a ton of walking. The last thing you want to do is to slow yourself down with a heavy camera bag. That being said, you’ll be encountering a bunch of new scenes and maybe you get to see a gorgeous sunset. Who knows when you’ll be…

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Minimal Youtube film gear studio tour – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Minimal youtube studio tour This is the minimal youtube film kit I’ve been using over the past few weeks. Usually I have a ton of stuff rigged up including large soft boxes, multiple cameras, an external HD monitor, wireless audio etc. But that’s all changing! I’ve been minimising my belongings so I can be more mobile, so this is what I’ve been filming with: 1DXMkII DSLR camera The autofocus and low light performance on this camera is just so nice. Yes,…

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