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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Profoto AirTTL-N remote for Nikon DSLRs, first explaining the exciting features of the battery-powered Profoto B1 500 AirTTL off-camera flash that is meant to be used with the remote. Next, he moves on to summarize the results of his tests with... READ MORE

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Hands-on Review
Last year Zeiss released the original Otus, the 55mm f/1.4 that set a new benchmark to which other SLR lenses would be compared for quite some time. The Otus quickly attained an almost mythic status and as this optic, with its owl-... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye lens and covers its unique design, broad perspective, and drops some hints about potential uses. The video begins with an introduction to what the lens is, and how it strays from a conventional lens, as well as conventional Lensbaby... READ MORE

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One of the latest trends to hit the big event scene is the photo booth. Odds are, if you've been to a wedding, birthday, graduation, or other big celebration in the recent past, you've seen a photo booth at one of these events. Their popularity is understandable―guests are always eager to line up for their turn to be goofy in front of the camera, picking out props and poses for a customized... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Nikon D810 DSLR and covers its improvements and refinements in comparison to its predecessors, the D800 and D800E. The video begins with some of the standout updates, including the complete removal of the optical low-pass filter, upgraded EXPEED 4... READ MORE

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At first glance, purchasing a step-up ring is a simple, straightforward transaction―all you need is a metal ring that enables you to use a filter with a wider-diameter thread size than the lens on which you want to mount it. What’s not so clear-cut is why there are so many choices for a lens accessory that, on the surface, is so simple and basic. The answer to the above is that the materials... READ MORE
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This video from Kelby One is Larry Becker’s hands-on review of the Canon G1 X Mark II. Becker discusses the camera’s 1.5" sensor, built-in 24-120mm lens, and Wi-Fi/NFC capabilities, as well as other features, such as a poseable pop-up flash and manual function controls. He also makes a good... READ MORE

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Deviating from the common adage that "everything can be fixed in post," optical filters are an essential tool for current-day photographers and cinematographers to correctly balance exposures and achieve successful results at the time of shooting. In spite of the advancements for digitally manipulating imagery post production, filters offer the unique advantage of being able to get a shot right... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless digital camera and covers its features and unique functions in comparison to the previous Fujifilm X-series cameras. The video begins with a quick comparison between the X-T1 and the first... READ MORE

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In the following video, Larry Becker presents an overview of the Olympus Stylus SP-100 digital camera and covers its unique features, powerful zoom, and distinct imaging capabilities. The video begins with a focus on the 50x optical zoom lens and transitions into the unique Dot... READ MORE

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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Sony a77II DSLR camera and covers its new features and technologies in comparison to the former, original a77. The video begins with a quick rundown of some of the imaging facets, including the 24.3MP APS-C sensor and BIONZ X image processor, and... READ MORE

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Two years after the introduction of the D800 and D800E, Nikon announced their successor, the D810, which was billed as the new high-resolution DSLR solution for still... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, and covers its versatility, optical qualities, and performance-related attributes. The video begins with a rundown of the lens' design as well as its ability to produce a 1:2.9 maximum magnification ratio... READ MORE

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I appreciate a camera that allows its restrictions to become benefits, a camera that optimizes its best qualities over the addition of secondary and often unnecessary features.... READ MORE
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Explore the world beneath the water’s surface without getting wet, using ROVs and viewing systems from Aquabotix. The HydroView motorized remote-operated vehicles and... READ MORE
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