Featured: Cameras and Equipment

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Lensbaby Omni Creative Filter System Review – Photography Article

I don’t know about you…but I like getting creative with my photography. Anything that helps make my work stand out against the myriad of photographers in the world (let alone in my very saturated city) is a must-have. However, what I enjoy the least is having to let my imagination soar solely in the editing room. If there is a practical way to do something unique, I’ll take that method. Luckily, there is a company called Lensbaby that understands this…

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The Sigma sd Quattro H Camera Review – Photography Article

The Sigma sd Quattro H camera is a unique-looking, mirrorless camera with a unique sensor capable of producing sometimes astonishingly crisp images. The technology involved means this camera is not the first choice for everyone, but should certainly be under consideration by landscape, portrait, architectural and lifestyle photographers. I was loaned a Sigma sd Quattro H and the Sigma 14mm, 50mm, and 120-300mm lenses. I took the camera to Alaska, Washington, and California to test it in the real world.…

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Fujifilm GFX100 Camera Review [video] – Photography Article

In this video by Georges CamerasTV, Andrew reviews the Fujifilm GFX100 camera. Overview of the Fujifilm GFX100 This camera is Fujifilm’s large format size camera, designed for studio, landscape, architecture and any other form of photography to be printed in large format. On top of the camera: Large 5.76million dot EVF Drive mode dial Three modes on the top dial: Still, Multi and Movie Modes. Top Settings LCD – Back-illuminated and graphical. Easy to use at night. On the back:…

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Review of the Nikon D500 for Wildlife and Bird Photography – Photography Article

Roller with Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 Fast action is at the heart of Wildlife photography. Wildlife action is fast and unpredictable. Most of the wildlife, including predators, are active during early dawn and late dusk. During the edge of the day, light conditions are low. Having a range of focal lengths is essential to photograph distant wildlife shots.  The weather conditions are harsh in the wild. Moreover, wildlife photographers try to find a camera which is capable of…

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Prime Lens Comparison – 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm – Photography Article

In this video, Julia Trotti does a prime lens comparison with portrait photography. You’ll learn about focal lengths, background-to-foreground separation and compression, and distortion. Take a look. In this video, Julia compares the following lenses using her Canon 5D MkIII: Julia first tests the lenses shooting full body photos with her model, Maralyn, from the same standing position to show how much background compression each lens shows, as well as the bokeh. Then she does shots where her model fills…

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