Photography Gear

[embedded content] JP Morgan and Kenneth Merrill over at The Slanted Lens have put together an in-depth sensor size comparison that will definitely spark some conversation. They’ve compared medium format, full-frame, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds, in a side-by-side shootout—taking identical photos and making large prints to see how the image quality and dynamic range
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[embedded content] Photographer Matt Irwin recently took to his YouTube channel to share a theory—or maybe it’s just a glimmer of hope—about Nikon’s plans for the mirrorless Z mount. That theory is that Nikon wants to turn the Z-Mount into an all-encompassing system that includes APS-C, full-frame, and medium format cameras. To be clear, this
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[embedded content] Ricoh released a 40-minute video presentation last night on YouTube, detailing its plans for several Pentax products that are “in-development.” The video was released in lieu of a CP+ 2020 presentation, and shared details about the upcoming APS-C DSLR, one previously-announced 85mm lens, and two brand new lenses we hadn’t heard about before.
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The Irvine, California-based photography gear startup Aurora Aperture has announced a new next-generation rear mount filter system. It’s designed to be an elegant solution for photographers to use filters on ultra-wide lenses that don’t have a front filter thread. Traditionally, photographers using such lenses would have to choose between using lower-quality gel filters on the
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While I used a tripod to create this image of Crater Lake many years ago, with the stabilization tech now available I could have easily shot this image hand-held at the 1/6 sec. exposure it was made at. It’s a new world of lightweight backcountry shooting when images like this are possible without a tripod.
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Sony today unveiled the world’s very first image sensors that have artificial intelligence capabilities built-in. The sensors are capable of processing captured images and extracting intelligent metadata at high speeds. The upcoming IMX500 and IMX501 intelligent vision sensors can be paired with cloud services, and having built-in AI “reduces data transmission latency, minimizes any privacy
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Composing wild-life subjects in motion, like this pair of capuchin monkeys, can be quite challenging, particularly if they’re moving erratically. But with the E-M1 Mark III’s fast burst mode and its ability for you to quickly set or reset the camera’s focus point using the camera’s new joystick, you can be reasonably sure you’ll not
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The Godox AD300 Pro (AKA the Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro) has finally arrived. After a lot of regional announcements and teasers and other tomfoolery, Flashpoint announced their version of the light—available immediately in the US—earlier today for just $500. In case you’ve missed the YouTube hands-on tests and over-seas announcements thus far, the Flashpoing XPLOR
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Edelkrone has announced a new product that they’re calling “the simplest & fastest way to control your edelkrone wirelessly.” It’s a remote control, of course, and it works with all of Edelkrone’s motorized gear, including sliders, dollies, heads and jibs. The aptly named Controller was quietly announced yesterday, without any sort of fanfare or press
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