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Learn about the Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless digital camera, along with the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, in this video with Larry Becker, of Kelby Media. The video explores the new X-M1 and some of its features, including its compact, sleek form factor, tilting LCD monitor, and physical-control design.

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9 months ago
Hands on Review

Impact Studio Lighting, which provides quality lighting equipment and accessories for photographers, has just created a line of Embossed-Velour Backgrounds in a convenient 9 x 12-foot size. The new seamlessly designed Impact backgrounds are constructed from one piece of polyester nylon and feature large, highly visible embossed-velour patterns.

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9 months ago
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Vello provides an array of versatile hot-shoe adapters with PC sockets for connecting off-camera flash units and studio strobes with cables. These solution-oriented devices add a PC sync connection to cameras or a shoe-mount flash.

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9 months ago
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Watch and listen as Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses Westcott's new SkyLux LED continuous light source. Becker explores the attributes and special qualities of LEDs, impressive power versus traditional tungsten sources, dimming features, long lamp life, and accurate color rendering.

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10 months ago
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Matthew Swaggart, the founder of HoldFast Gear, creates classic designer accessories with style and durability, along with greatly enhanced functionality. Each strap, wallet, belt and bag is handmade or hand-finished by Swaggart from quality leather or canvas, and many of his products work together for a complete storage and carrying solution.

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10 months ago
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Manfrotto has introduced a line of magnesium-alloy ball heads that feature the Q6 Top Lock Quick-Release. The company that has made myriad quick releases and plates has decided to put its own spin on the classic Arca Swiss format.

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10 months ago
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Join Kelby Media's Larry Becker as he explains the workings of the Canon EOS 70D DSLR. The video explores the 70D’s many professional and consumer-level features, and HD video capability, including its new Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor, touchscreen LCD, and Creative Auto shooting mode.

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10 months ago
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The new travel-friendly Triumph Sling and Legion Messenger Bags from Ruggard feature quality construction, quick access, and intelligent design for safely transporting a DSLR, various lenses, and accessories.

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10 months ago
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Until now, trail and wildlife cameras have been somewhat limited in their field of view. Meet the Moultrie Panoramic 150, a camera featuring 3 PIR motion sensors that together cover an extremely wide 150-degree angle of view, revolutionizing trail photography.

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10 months ago
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Who likes taking pictures of bugs? Who doesn’t?! Then what do you do if the lens you are using does not focus close enough to clearly capture these creepy subjects in all their glorious detail? Well, there are a couple things you can do. One option is to buy a macro lens that offers at least a 1:1 magnification ratio.

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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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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 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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