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If you’ve been following the latest goings-on in the video gear market, the Fujinon MK zoom lenses have probably not escaped your gaze. Originally announced in February, Fujifilm declared that the MK lenses would offer features from both its ENG and cinema lens lines. In January, I was beckoned into a tiny meeting room, here at the B&H offices, to see a pre-production version of what would be...

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The GoPro HERO has long been recognized as the perfect companion for a drone. Now, GoPro has released a drone of its own: Karma. Karma integrates seamlessly with the HERO camera, enabling direct camera operation and live viewing...
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If you’ve ever tackled small-product photography, armed with the wrong tools, you know how challenging it can be to capture photos worth the time invested in taking them. Approaching small-product photography with the right tools is a whole other experience. Depending on your needs, the Savage...
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Everyone knows by now that the PC desktop market is on shakier ground than central California. For years, advances in tablets and mobile computing have taken a bite out of the traditional tower-based market. True, PC gaming is sustaining the need for big, powerful, large-footprint machines, but laptops, smartphones and even (to some extent) personal smart home devices like Amazon Echo are making...
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Confession: I am a bag lady. I have a closet full of them. It’s not uncommon for me to roll into work with at least one for each arm as I schlep photography gear back and forth between Brooklyn and Manhattan daily. When I’m not traveling between boroughs, I’m traveling between states for work, and when I’m lucky, sneaking out of the country for pleasure. While the space and weight-defying magical...

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Watch Doug Guerra as he focuses his attention on the Canon 70-200mm T4.4 Compact-Servo zoom lens. The video will include footage shot through the 70-200mm compact -servo lens, as well as footage shot through a similar Canon lens that is not designed for the demands of cinema and ENG production....
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If you’re a photo or video editor who has ever had to work on a location shoot or traveling on the road, you’ve probably experienced the limitations and issues of setting up a portable editing suite. Even if you’re not a pro editor, but are out camping, skiing, or snowboarding for the weekend and want to create some cool videos, do you really want to have to carry a laptop, drives, and other...
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According to Tokina, “FíRIN” is a variation of an old Irish word Fírinne, which means “truth,” “what is real,”or “being true to someone or something.” Unlike the consumer-targeted offerings previously marketed by Tokina, FíRIN-series lenses are designed, manufactured, and marketed as premium-quality lenses that equal or surpass their name-brand counterparts in terms of build and image quality. (...
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The Meyer Optik Gӧrlitz Trioplan 100 f/2.8 is a new lens with a long history. Dating back more than a hundred years, the Trioplan 100 is a triplet design which, as the name implies, only contains three lens elements. Why people would be interested in an optical dinosaur a century down the pike has to do with the...
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If you’d like to start taking professional-quality close-ups of the world around you without having to upgrade your existing camera and lens system or purchase a macro lens, you’re going to find this post quite agreeable. Without pooh-poohing the imaging abilities of the flagship cameras from any of the major camera manufacturers, there’s little doubt the picture-taking abilities of entry-level...
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The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 has arrived and it is very, very good! The good news is that if you never picked up the very good Stylus Tough TG-4, you can now grab this feature-packed, rugged Tough TG-5 camera and go out shooting. The bad news is that if you have a Tough TG-4, there is now something even better on the market and you will probably want to upgrade. Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp...
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Question: Is there a “best” format for shooting macro close-ups? If you tell me “full-frame,” I won’t argue with you. I’ve taken many fine macro close-ups with 4 x 5" studio cameras, medium-format cameras, APS-C, Micro Four Thirds, and even point-and-shoot cameras. And you know what? They’re all perfect in their own way. Above image: Detail, old railroad tie (Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 30 f/3.5...
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While the “professional” 1D series may get the title of flagship DSLR, it is Canon’s 5D series that gets all the attention. With the release of the EOS 5D Mark IV a few months ago, we received a variety of highly anticipated new features, including a higher-resolution sensor, improved low-light performance...
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If you’ve ever dreamed of having a television station of your own to produce live video content, perhaps to go along with your YouTube channel, you might have figured out that high-quality solutions that expand beyond a simple webcam are costly in that they require some seriously expensive equipment and advanced setup skills to match. Sling Media (already well known for its other streaming...
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Despite my inability to operate a Steadicam well, compounded by the motor shake I induce with every one-handed, cell-phone-type motorized gimbal I've tried so far, once built and set up, the Freefly MōVI Pro Handheld Bundle allowed me to make smooth and cinematic camera moves in a...

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