Fstoppers Reviews the Sigma Art 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Ultrawide Zoom Lens

Fstoppers Reviews the Sigma Art 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Ultrawide Zoom Lens Sigma has been killing it lately with their Art series of lenses, and this entry doesn't stray far from the pack. With a great build, low distortion, and a very competitive price, it’s a contender for the best ultrawide lens available in its class. I had one for a few weeks and got to see if it lived up to the hype and high bar set by its fellow Sigma Art lenses. [ Read More ]

The Fujifilm GFX 50S as a Travel Camera

The Fujifilm GFX 50S as a Travel Camera Over the past few years, we’ve seen digital medium-format photography go from something of a hulking utilitarian beast into something a little more elegant in terms of usability. The Phase One and Hasselblad flagships, although coveted by many, were only attainable by a select few and really only intended for methodical work. The latest additions to the medium format realm have flipped this market on its head and put digital medium format into the hands of the masses. The Hasselblad X1D-50c and the Fujifilm GFX 50S are more in line with the everyday consumer's needs in terms of both price Continue reading "The Fujifilm GFX 50S as a Travel Camera"

Why Can’t My DSLR Shoot 4K 60P, But The iPhone Can?

Why Can't My DSLR Shoot 4K 60P, But The iPhone Can? In the last decade, cell phones have made huge leaps forward in technology and capability. It's simply incredible what they are capable of these days, and the amount of processing power and features they have would have been unimaginable not so long ago. The latest iPhones are capable of shooting beautiful images and video up to 4K at 60P. Further, still, the iPhone 8 and X are capable of filming at 240fps when shot at 1080P, which is very impressive indeed. Both of these features are currently not available in any other similarly priced phone, DSLR, or even most mirrorless Continue reading "Why Can’t My DSLR Shoot 4K 60P, But The iPhone Can?"

Three Main Ways to Sync Strobes to Your Camera

Three Main Ways to Sync Strobes to Your Camera When it comes to off-camera lighting with strobes, there are three main ways to sync your camera so the lights fire when you click the shutter. In this week’s video with Jay P. Morgan from the Slanted Lens, he goes over the three ways to sync your strobes. [ Read More ]

New Kid On the Old Block: The Polaroid OneStep 2

New Kid On the Old Block: The Polaroid OneStep 2 It looks like there’s a “new” kid on the block, and it happens to be our old friend Polaroid (Or is it "old guy on the new block," or "new old kid on the old new block," or something else entirely? I don't know...). There are a number of instant-print cameras on the market, but to me, they’re all missing at least one of two things: the brand recognition of the Polaroid name and the classic form factor of the camera that made it famous decades ago. The Fujifilm Instax camera is missing both. Even the current Polaroid offerings, Continue reading "New Kid On the Old Block: The Polaroid OneStep 2"

Is the Nikon D850 for Men Only?

Is the Nikon D850 for Men Only? The Nikon D850 is quite the beast of a camera. It holds a massive 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor that can record 4k video and create 8k time-lapses. It can shoot at a blazing fast seven frames per second and has an enormous 51 image buffer when shooting 14-bit raw images. The focus speed is insanely fast, deadly accurate, and offers 153 focus points with 130% more frame coverage than the older Nikon D810. The only problem with such an amazing monster of a camera is that Nikon thinks it’s too much for women to handle. [ Read More ]

Phase One Announces the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back, XF System Feature Update 4

Phase One Announces the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back, XF System Feature Update 4 In a pair of announcements today, Phase One has introduced a new medium format digital back and a feature update to the XF camera system. The IQ3 100MP Trichromatic incorporates new color technology for authentic reproduction combined with 101 megapixels of fine, high-resolution detail. Feature Update 4 for the XF camera system focuses on focus control and accuracy, as well as new tools for new possibilities. [ Read More ]

First Look at the New Profoto A1 Flash

First Look at the New Profoto A1 Flash I’ve been a Profoto user for quite a while now, loving my B1s and B2s for wedding photography, and my D1s for studio photography. I’m a huge fan of off-camera flash, especially when it can be easily manipulated into looking like natural light when I need it to. After all, that’s what 99 percent of my wedding clients want: natural light and a golden-hour glow regardless if it’s raining or we’re shooting in noon-day sun. What I’ve been missing, however, is the portability of a small flash, and being able to use it on camera. [ Read More ]

Apple Announces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and More

Apple Announces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and More It's a big year for Apple. This is the year Apple finally introduces some major technological upgrades from augmented-reality and improved cameras to OLED screens in its iPhone lineup. And in doing so, they've released three new models alongside each other, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. Most importantly for us, however, is that the new iPhones not only feature the best cameras yet, but also more broadly represent the biggest leap in image technology in a single year thanks both to new hardware and software. [ Read More ]

Is The Nikon D850 The Best Wildlife Camera Too?

Is The Nikon D850 The Best Wildlife Camera Too? When it comes to wildlife photography, high megapixel cameras aren't normally the first kind of cameras that most people tend to think of. Cameras such as the Canon 1DX Mark II, the Nikon D5, and the Sony A9 come to mind, due to their incredible burst rates, rugged build quality, and amazing autofocus systems. Tony Northrup, an avid wildlife photographer believes the Nikon D850 to be the best camera for wildlife photography. In his latest video, Tony describes in detail why he believes this to be true and based on the information he presents, it's difficult to Continue reading "Is The Nikon D850 The Best Wildlife Camera Too?"

How Computational Photography is Changing Your Conception of Photography

In the era of film, photography was largely relegated to the recording of light via optical processes. Although specialized gear like the strip camera challenged the orthodoxy of the single exposure, film photography (even in the art photography world) was a fairly literal way of seeing the world. But in digital photography, light is converted… The post How Computational Photography is Changing Your Conception of Photography appeared first on PhotoShelter Blog.

Zero Distortion: A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/2 Lens

Zero Distortion: A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/2 Lens In the last few years, Laowa, a Chinese company, released some very interesting lenses. Several of their wide-angle lenses have been praised for excellent performance and can be bought at relatively reasonable prices. The Laowa 15mm f/2 is one of these lenses and is currently the fastest 15mm lens that you can buy. Of course, there is the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art, and although that lens is almost double the price, Sigma's Art lenses have developed quite the following due to their incredible performance. But can the Laowa beat it? Kaiman "Kai" Wong helps us find out in Continue reading "Zero Distortion: A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/2 Lens"

Playing With the D850: Do You Really Need That Newest Camera?

Playing With the D850: Do You Really Need That Newest Camera? I had the glorious opportunity to play with the highly-anticipated (at least for me) upgrade from the D810, the D850. I wanted to touch on a few things, namely the hype and if one really needs this new camera. For me, absolutely I do and I'll explain why. This isn't a review of the D850, but just a few key things that I was really wondering about and needed to know before upgrading. [ Read More ]