Thomas Simms

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1 month ago
Whether you are starting a four-year undergraduate program, a two-year graduate school, or a single film-production class, you probably know or will soon realize that studying film production is different from other fields of study. Being in a film production class is like being in a trade school; you develop tangible skills and learn best work practices that are just as valuable as the classroom...
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Fifty megapixels is a lot of information, and it’s about to be available to 35mm-format digital photographers. The Canon 5DS and 5DS R represent such a significant jump in resolution for the format that even photographers who balked at high megapixel counts as insignificant to their images could be rethinking that position....
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At the Wedding and Portrait Photography Expo, in Las Vegas, Larry Becker, reporting for Kelbyone.com, talked to Rudy Winston at the Canon booth, where for the first time in the United States, some prints from the pre-production model Canon 5DS  and...
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At a photo show in another country, you are bound to see some unique products that aren’t what you normally find in photo stores in the US. This is especially true when you are in one of the most photography and camera-loving countries in the world: Japan. Below are some unique items seen at this year’s CP Plus Expo, in Yokohama. How about a humidity-controlled storage and display cabinet to...
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The Rebel Series from Canon has been one of the most successful in DSLR photography. Economically priced and feature packed, these cameras appeal to demanding entry-level, as well as seasoned DSLR owners. This year, introduced at the CP Plus Expo, the new 24-megapixel Rebel T6i and...
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While the EOS M1 mirrorless camera from Canon was released briefly in the US, its predecessor, the M2, was released only in Japan, and that looks like the case again for the new M3. I have the M1, and it makes an excellent backup for an APS-C DSLR like the 7D, especially with the EF lens adapter that allows it to use any Canon EOS lens. The M3 would be the same. Improvements include a much-needed...
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Zeiss featured the two Loxia lenses for Sony’s E-mount at the CP Plus Expo. The 35mm f/2 Biogon T* and 50mm f/2 Planar T* lenses are small but weighty, with smooth focus rings and an...
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The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is a wide-angle zoom with specs that are hard to believe—which is why at this year’s CP Plus Expo in Japan, Canon shooters were lined up all day to try...
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Eizo, the monitor maker from Japan, was prominent at the CP Plus 2015 Expo, with a booth featuring a wall of ColorEdge monitors displaying sets of images from photographers’ works. The works often were of images toned black and white, or all one color palette across multiple images, showing off the monitors’ ability to match color perfectly from one monitor to the next. A lecture stage and...
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The new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens was on display and available for use at the Sigma booth at this year’s CP Plus Camera and Photo Imaging Show, in Japan. Flanked by other Art Series lenses, the 24mm with an f/1.4 maximum aperture is sharp and contrasty, earning its chrome “A” badge on the side of the lens. Images shot...
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Best known for its high-end, powerful, extremely versatile, and fast studio power packs and heads, such as the Scoro System, Broncolor is ready to ship some new, accessible monobloc strobes that are compact and easy to use. Stylish with a minimalist design, the new...
1 year ago
If you are a researcher of digital cameras’ sensor quality and specs, then you must be familiar with the website DxOmark.com, as well as the same company’s photo software. What you may not be familiar with is the equipment the company distributes to test and service cameras and lenses. At the CP Plus Expo, DxO had...
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In the far corner of the CP+ Expo floor was a nostalgic and historic flashback to some iconic cameras from the distant to not-so distant past, brought down to the expo from the collection of the JCII Camera Museum, in Tokyo. The collection has everything from a classic 1929 Rolleiflex to a disposable camera that features Harry Potter, and is as fun and nostalgia-invoking for all ages as it is...
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With arguably the most successful full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market, Sony is planning to add four new lenses to the FE, full-frame-covering E-mount line. They include a  24–240mm f/3.5-6.3, a Zeiss-badged 35mm f/1.4, a high-quality Sony G 90mm f/2.8 macro, and a 28mm f/2.0 that has two add-on lens converters: a fisheye and a wide-angle converter....

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