Cameras and Equipment

The Google Pixel 4 Will Feature Two Cameras Plus Enhanced Night Sight – Photography Article

The Google Pixel 4 Will Feature Two Cameras Plus Enhanced Night Sight   Earlier this week Google announced the long-awaited Pixel 4, which promises to take smartphone photography to a whole new level. This comes in the wake of Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro announcement last month, which saw the debut of a triple-camera setup and features such as Night Mode. In other words, the Pixel 4 is a competitor in an intense fight to create the best cameras, the best…

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Diversify Your Gear Options With Old, Manual Focus Lenses – Photography Article

Diversify Your Gear Options With Old, Manual Focus Lenses Photographers like to talk about gear. Discussion about the latest and greatest camera equipment is common. That’s fine to focus on if you think you can improve your photography, or if you like talking about new shiny things. And you have the money to satisfy your desires. Taken using a 55mm Micro-NIKKOR-P manufactured in about 1970 © Kevin Landwer-Johan Photographers who can’t afford to keep upgrading their gear tend not to…

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Canon 11-24mm F/4L Lens Review – Photography Article

Canon 11-24mm F/4L Lens Review Following the release news of the Canon EF 11-24mm F/4L USM Lens, came countless sleepless nights of research and reading reviews. At the end of that process, all I could safely decipher was that it was the new dream lens of the landscape photographer in me. The build The moment you pick up this lens, the weight surprises you. It’s quite hefty and you notice every ounce of the approximate (just over) two-and-a-half pounds. The…

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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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New Smartphone Includes a 108-Megapixel Camera and Wraparound Display – Photography Article

These days, smartphone manufacturers seem to be in a race of their own: to include the most cameras with the most megapixels. Apple has just released the iPhone 11 Pro, with its 3-camera setup. The Huawei P30 Pro packs a 40-megapixel sensor. And now we have a new smartphone to evaluate: The Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G, which includes some features that can only be described as “intriguing.” First, the camera: The Mi Mix Alpha 5G boasts a single 108-megapixel…

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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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the iPhone 11 Pro vs the Canon 5D Mark IV – Photography Article

The iPhone 11 Pro has just been released, with a triple-camera setup (including a telephoto lens, a wide-angle lens, and an ultra-wide lens), a new Night Mode, and an upgraded front-facing camera. But despite all the new bells and whistles, iPhone image quality continues to lag far behind that of full-frame DSLRs and mirrorless bodies. And professional photographers simply don’t find iPhone photos up to their standards. Right? That’s what wedding photographers, Lauren and Jamie Eichar set out to test.…

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Nikon to Produce Mirrorless Crop-Sensor Camera and Two Z Lenses – Photography Article

Up until now, Nikon has stayed out of the mirrorless APS-C (crop-sensor) camera space. They’ve let Sony and Fujifilm take the lead with their respective a6000 and X-T lineups. Even Canon, which stands at the back of the mirrorless pack, has produced its ‘M’ series. But things are changing in the digital camera world, especially as DSLRs lose ground to mirrorless systems and DSLR lineups get shelved. Nikon, a (relatively) small company surrounded by big players, has pushed innovation, bringing…

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4 New K&F Concept Filters Put to the Test – Photography Article

I have always been an advocate of carrying as little camera equipment as possible. In fact, most people are surprised to hear how little I carry with me on any trip. Besides the obvious weight to carry, it also means more things to lose or have stolen. But whilst carrying less is always better, there are some things that I simply can’t live without. Filters are one of the sets of accessories that I always take with me as they…

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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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Profoto Launches Two Amazing Lights for Smartphone Photographers – Photography Article

If you’re a smartphone photographer, then you’ve probably struggled to deal with indoor lighting. After all, smartphones don’t come with a high-quality flash; it’s easy to get noisy images when shooting indoors. Until now. Because Profoto has just released two lights made specifically for the smartphone: The Profoto C1 and the Profoto C1 Plus. What are the C1 and C1 Plus? The two items are billed as Profoto’s “very first studio lights for smartphones.” They’re small, orb-shaped lights, and they’re…

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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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The iPhone 11 Pro Features a New Triple Lens and Night Mode – Photography Article

Apple has just announced three new iPhones: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And, as usual, these iPhones come with new cameras and new camera technology. But will these new smartphones be enticing for photographers? And if you’re looking to purchase a new smartphone, should you grab an iPhone 11 Pro? Read on to find out. The iPhone 11 Pro Camera First things first: While Apple has announced three new iPhones, the iPhone…

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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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3 Tips for Capturing your Holiday with the Nikkor 60mm Micro Lens – Photography Article

Going on holiday is so exciting for me. It’s a chance to unwind and take it easy. The one thing I don’t want to do on holidays is carry heavy equipment for my photography. I do that already as my day job and heavy cameras paired with heavier lenses are a drag. When on holiday, I usually take one camera body and one small prime lens with me. That’s it! This article is about capturing your holiday photos with the…

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Nikon Announces D6 in the Making, Plus Rumored D6 Specs – Photography Article

Well, it’s official: The Nikon D6 is under development, as announced by Nikon earlier this week. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, because the Nikon D6 has been whispered about for months, including a lengthy list of rumored specifications. But it’s nice to know the D6 is on its way. Unfortunately, Nikon’s announcement includes no details on the D6, except that it will be the company’s “most advanced DSLR to date.” This may be a reference to the D6’s autofocus…

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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 Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony – Photography Article

Sony lenses are notoriously expensive, so it’s a welcome relief that third-party manufacturers have been making solid E-Mount lenses. The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 is one such lens. It is the highly anticipated follow-up to the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, which was announced in 2018 and is almost always on backorder due to its popularity. After testing the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8, I have no doubt that this lens will be equally popular. Read on to find out why. The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8…

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An In-Depth Look at Kenko DG Auto Extension Tubes – Photography Article

Extension tubes are neat little photographic accessories that allow you to create macro-like images without a macro lens. Are you considering getting into macro photography but don’t have the funds for a dedicated macro? Extension tubes could be the way to go. There are plenty of different makes and models of extension tubes. The variety we’ll be looking at here are by a Japanese company called Kenko, which produces some of the most popular extension accessories available, the DG Auto…

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Street Photography with $10 Ilford HP5 Film Camera – Photography Article

Recently, I came across a very interesting and unique film camera, the Ilford HP5 Plus Single Use Film Camera. As the name says, this is a single-use disposable film camera that comes pre-loaded with Ilford ISO 400 HP5 film. This is a medium-contrast black and white film which instantly made me purchase this $10 camera and give it a try. That’s not all; it also features a built-in flash and a large enough viewfinder. Being a film camera, it offers…

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Canon and Sony Announce New DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras – Photography Article

Last week, we reported Canon 90D specs based on a leaked promo video. And this week, we can talk about the Canon 90D with complete certainty, because it has now been announced alongside the (mirrorless) Canon M6 Mark II. The original Canon M6, to which the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is the successor. Canon EOS 90D The new Canon 90D will start shipping in September, so you still have a few weeks to decide whether it’s the right piece…

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The Best Bargain Ballhead in 2019? – Photography Article

The Highline ballhead is billed by its creators, Colorado Tripod Company, as “ultralight,” with an “increased range of motion.” But does the ballhead live up to the hype? That’s what this Highline ballhead review is all about. I recently received a ballhead of my own, and I’ve been putting it through its paces. In the next few sections, I’m going to take you through my experiences with the Highline ballhead. And I’ll let you know if it’s something you should…

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Firecrest 77mm 16-Stop Stackable Neutral Density Filter Review – Photography Article

There is something about long exposure photography that is just, for lack of a better word, appealing. Blurring moving elements (like water, clouds, tourists and moving cars) in your images can create an ethereal or even surreal aesthetic that many photographers, myself included, are drawn to. Formatt-Hitech’s Firecrest 16-stop neutral density filters take long exposure photography to the extreme. By allowing ten-minute exposures in the middle of the day, these filters open up long exposure techniques to normally impossible times.…

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The Canon 90D Unveiled Through Leaked Promo Video – Photography Article

After months of rumors and speculation surrounding Canon’s new DSLR offerings, we finally have something certain to report: The specs of the Canon 90D, as indicated by a promotional video leaked from Canon. If you’re a Canon user, you’re going to want to pay attention. Because the Canon 90D is a seriously impressive piece of kit, one that seems to be a combination of the Canon 80D line and the Canon 7D line, and one that will carry on many…

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Canon May Produce an Unprecedented 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens – Photography Article

Are you a Canon user? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Canon continues to push the boundaries of camera gear innovation. Because earlier this month, a Canon patent was published, one that detailed plans for a new lens: a 50-80mm f/1.1 zoom. Yes, you read that right. According to the Canon patent, the lens would have a fixed maximum aperture across its entire focal length range, maintaining its f/1.1 maximum aperture from 50mm to 80mm. A fixed-aperture f/1.1…

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Sony 35mm 1.8 FE Lens Review [video] – Photography Article

In this video, Chris Turner reviews the Sony 35mm 1.8 FE lens. Sony 35mm 1.8 FE This is what Chris thinks of the lens: Build quality While the build quality is quite good, it feels a step behind the 55mm 1.8 Zeiss lens. It’s about the same as the 85mm 1.8. It doesn’t feel high-end. Has the function button on the lens which you can use to focus hold or eye focus. You can program it to a heap of…

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6 Important Considerations Before You Change Camera Brands – Photography Article

I have finally started to change camera brands. I’ve been shooting Canon since my first ever SLR I got back when I was 16. I wanted to stay with Canon, but their current bodies do nothing for me. Also, the lens prices of the new R-mount system are insane. After spending a lot of time researching, as well as some hands-on time with the cameras I was considering (Sony, Panasonic & Fuji), I ended up moving towards Fuji. I’ve purchased…

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Your Canon DSLR Might Be Hacked; Here’s What You Should Do – Photography Article

Do you use a Canon DSLR? If so, watch out. Because hackers can exploit your camera and hold your images hostage. Seriously. Let me explain: Ransomware is malicious software that hackers can use to infect your camera. Once the ransomware gains access to your camera, it encrypts your images, making them completely inaccessible to you. That’s when the hacker makes a demand: If you ever want to see your photos again, you must pay a sum of money. In return,…

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