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Not long ago, filters were part and parcel of any worthwhile camera system. If you wanted to warm up the palette of a dreary day, you used a filter. Ditto for converting daylight to tungsten light, tungsten to daylight, and daylight to (or from) fluorescent lights.

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7 months ago
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Join Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, as he reviews the Nikon D3200, an entry-level DSLR camera. He examines the APS-C sensor, Expeed 3 processor, optical viewfinder, HD 1080/30p video capture, and more. Additionally, he goes on to talk about the handy Guide mode for novices.

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7 months ago
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Sony has announced two new digital cameras as well as three new lenses and a new soft carry case designed for NEX cameras. The new cameras are the Alpha A3000 DSLR Camera and the Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera.

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7 months ago
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In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, explains the Pentax K-50 DSLR camera and the range of features that make it a great option for photographers looking to step up from their point-and-shoot or entry-level DSLR.

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7 months ago
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Rokinon has rolled out nine mounts for their new 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens, and I was able to give the Nikon mount a test over the course of a summer weekend. As these lenses are all designed for APS-C or Micro Four Thirds cameras, their focal-length equivalencies must be taken into account.

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8 months ago
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If you’ve held on to all the lenses you’ve acquired over the years, this is the article for you. Maybe your T-mount lens is collecting dust in the attic or your Leica R series lens is rolled up in the sock drawer. If this is the case, break them out! It is a new day, as the advent of mirrorless camera systems has made these lenses relevant again.

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8 months ago
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Sony's DEV-50 recording binocular is a binocular-camera hybrid that fuses imaging prowess that rivals today’s prosumer camcorders with functionality that stands alone in the digital binocular market—it records 2D and 3D video in Full HD 1080p and has a 0.8-12x optical zoom range.

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8 months ago
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Larry Becker, from Kelby Media, discusses the Nikon D5200 DSLR and explores the camera’s 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Expeed 3 image processor, and its automated features and simplified intuitive screens. He also showcases its 3.0” Tilt-Swivel LCD, 1080 HD video capabilities, and the impressive information displays.

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8 months ago
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In this fifth part of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, David Leitner presents the lens options available to digital cinematographers who use the C500, C300, C100 and 1D C cameras. There is, of course, the universe of EF-mount lenses, including Canon's high-end L series and stepper-motor drive (STM) lenses.

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8 months ago
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Night Vision is not just for military and law enforcement personnel. A wide range of commercially available night vision devices (NVDs) means that nature enthusiasts, homeowners, and tech heads won’t be left in the dark when they need to see through the night.

 

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9 months ago
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In this fourth part of our six-part series on Canon Cinema EOS, David Leitner focuses on 4K production and post-production workflow, listing a plethora of options that involve both RAW and compressed (ProRes, DNxHD) capture of 4K footage.

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9 months ago
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This final part of our three-part series on lens basics focuses on special lenses: tilt-shift models, which bend perspective and can even generate a "miniature" effect, and macro lenses, including macro rails that can help you create a super-close-up image that's completely in focus.

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9 months ago
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In this second part of our three-part primer on DSLR lenses, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses basic concepts such as autofocus, filters, and what various sensor sizes mean for the lenses with which you might pair them. (If you've ever wondered what "crop factor" means, this video clears that up.)

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9 months ago
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SanDisk offers an array of memory cards comprising CompactFlash, SDHC/SDXC, and microSDHC/SDXC types in a wide range of capacities and data-transfer speeds. Faster speeds enable improved performance during HD video and RAW image capture, especially in continuous and burst shooting modes.

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9 months ago
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The Canon EOS 6D is the least expensive full-frame DSLR in Canon's current lineup. Despite the relative affordability of the rig, the 6D has plenty of features that compare well with those of the 5D Mark III, such as its 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor, its 100-25600 native ISO range, and its respectable 4.5 fps burst rate.

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9 months ago

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