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Hands on Review

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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10 months ago
Hands on Review

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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10 months ago
Hands on Review

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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10 months ago
Hands on Review

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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11 months ago
Hands on Review

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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11 months ago
Hands on Review

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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11 months ago
Hands on Review

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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11 months ago
Hands on Review

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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11 months ago
Hands on Review

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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12 months ago
Hands on Review

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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1 year ago
Hands on Review

Lighter-weight carbon fiber tripods have been around for quite some time now, so when Induro decided to throw their hat into the ring they had the attributes, features, and liabilities of many brands to consider. Induro currently offers 8 carbon fiber tripods.

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1 year ago
Hands on Review

Did you ever look at a camera and say, “Wow, this thing can do everything!”? My first impression of the Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Digital Camera was a bit like that; there are so many functions and customizable options I was concerned that I would get lost in the possibilities.

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1 year ago
Hands on Review

The Priolite Leipzig MBX500 2-Light Kit is a professional, portable solution to lighting for photography in a studio or on location. The power source is built in, and the included batteries power the kit's two monolights for 220 full power flashes, 440 flashes at half power, or thousands of flashes at the lowest power.

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1 year ago
Hands on Review

Continuing their Art class of lenses, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM zoom lens fills an interesting position for APS-C format digital SLRs, and is available for Canon EF-S, Nikon F, Sony Alpha, Pentax K and Sigma SA mounts.

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1 year ago
Hands on Review

Most photographers keep their camera safely suspended by a protective neck strap, ensuring that they don’t drop it. They go wherever they have to in order to get the shot they’re after. But some photographers have to operate multiple cameras, sometimes mounted far out of reach, triggering them remotely when the time is right.

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1 year ago

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