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As a third-party lens manufacturer, you know that when you enter the realm of the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, you are going to be competing against the best of the best from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Not only that, but the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is likely the one lens that rides at the front of many photographers’ cameras the majority of the time. The wide-to-portrait focal length lends...
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, describes his hands-on experience with the 24.2MP EOS Rebel T6s and T6i DSLRs from Canon, which offer significant improvements to the...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a look at Zeiss’s latest lens offerings, the Batis 85mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/2 for full-frame E-mount cameras. Weitz reviews the different optical...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz takes a look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera and the...
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The debate continues. For those entering the world of digital imaging, or if you are itching to change up your gear, you have to decide: DSLR or mirrorless camera? Both have their pros and cons. Many of those already carrying DSLRs around have been attracted to the smaller size and weight of the mirrorless cameras. However, some cannot make the break from optical viewfinder to the electronic...
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2 weeks ago
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In the following video, Allan Weitz brings us the details of Vello FreeWave Aviator Transceivers, extremely capable wireless TTL triggers for Canon and Nikon flash units. The video covers the general operational features of the units, including a long working distance of 300', and what the kit includes. Weitz also...
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3 weeks ago
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The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support...
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3 weeks ago
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In the following video, Allan Weitz welcomes the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), a 24MP full-frame black-and-white digital rangefinder camera with numerous updates over its predecessor. The video covers the benefits of the purely black-and-white CMOS sensor, with its omission of a color filter array...
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1 month ago
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The ultimate in resolution for full-frame DSLRs: this is what Canon’s latest 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R offer users. These cameras take a huge leap forward in resolution for the legendary 5D series and, when one looks at the files, they are impressively sharp and detailed. I was also able to observe the main differences between the two models and zoom almost endlessly into those images. It was a...
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This April, Rokinon introduced the world to its brand new 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens, an all-manual lens making a mark in a niche that demands top image quality. Fortunately, it holds its own amongst a wealth of competition. The lens is available for Canon EF,...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz walks us through the capabilities of Rising’s line of Pinhole Lenses for a variety of specialized and unique imaging capabilities. The video covers the basics of pinhole photography and mentions the angles of view and aperture range of the series. The lenses also comes in two versions,...
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Long gone are the days of having to pick between color or black-and-white film stocks before setting out the door. We have now entered a digital world where many critical artistic decisions are made long after the initial image is created. Leica has decided to change that by offering a new camera that makes images only in black-and-white, allowing photographers to solidify their vision and...
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In the following video, Larry Becker takes a Quick Look at Formatt-Hitech's Elia Locardi Signature Travel Edition Filter Kit. The video begins with an introduction of the filters in the kit, including ProStop IRND 1.2 and 3.0 solid ND filters and a soft-edge graduated neutral density 0.9 filter. Becker also highlights...
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Bescor has been around since 1981, providing photographers and especially filmmakers with video-related products, eventually battery power and, now, LED lighting for wedding, event, and other location shooters. The hallmark of the company’s products has been, from the beginning, a marriage...
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I couldn’t wait to try out Dynalite’s new Baja B4 monolights ever since their announcement in October of 2014, so I was understandably excited when I got word that I would have the opportunity to take them home for a couple of weeks and put them through the ringer. With nothing on the...
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