Sony a9 Dynamic Range Tested, Compared to Canon 1D X Mark II and Nikon D5

Sony a9 Dynamic Range Tested, Compared to Canon 1D X Mark II and Nikon D5 The Sony a9 might be the most hotly anticipated camera in quite some time, as it's the first time a mirrorless camera has taken such direct aim at the flagship DSLR bodies. While a lot of the excitement has been about its shooting speed and autofocus capabilities, another important characteristic is dynamic range, which you can now see measured and compared to those other bodies. [ Read More ]

Does the Sony a9 Already Have an Overheating Issue?

Does the Sony a9 Already Have an Overheating Issue? In April, Sony shocked the photography community by announcing the rumored Sony a9 to the world. The camera attacked all the critics by improving on most of the aspects that many believed to be holding Sony back from being a true “professional” camera. Dual SD card slots, 20 frames per second burst with autofocus, and improved battery life all made it seem that the a9 would be the camera to battle the Canon 1DX and Nikon D5 for the top sports camera in the industry. While on paper this camera seemed to be perfect but recent events have come to Continue reading "Does the Sony a9 Already Have an Overheating Issue?"

You Don’t Need That Expensive Lens for Your Photography

You Don't Need That Expensive Lens for Your Photography When you’re starting out as a photographer, it’s natural to lust after the lenses at the top of the food chain. You know the ones. Sometimes they have red rings around the front, or they are the portrait lens that can obliterate a background. Maybe you want the zoom lens that can survive a monsoon. [ Read More ]

Reality Check: What Counts as ‘Pro’ Photography Gear?

The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly “pro gear” means to him, and what it should mean to you. We call this a “reality check” because, given the frantic pace of camera gear releases, it’s easy to get sucked into the trap of thinking you have to use a certain camera, or lens, or accessory in order to capture a certain genre of photography. In other words: if you wanna be a professional photographer, you need
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Microsoft Introduces the New Surface Pro, ‘The Most Versatile Laptop’

Microsoft Introduces the New Surface Pro, 'The Most Versatile Laptop' Today Microsoft announced the next generation of Surface Pro. This new laptop has been redesigned inside out and greatly improves the battery life as well as performance, and even introduces LTE Advanced for working anywhere. Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices Panos Panay called the new Surface Pro a “powerhouse laptop and a mobile creative studio” all “in one thin, lightweight device.” [ Read More ]

Manfrotto Has a New Camera Bag Collection for City-Dwelling Photographers

Manfrotto Has a New Camera Bag Collection for City-Dwelling Photographers Manfrotto’s new Manhattan line of camera bags are feature-rich and highly adaptable based on what’s in your kit. As lifestyle bags for the city, presentation and durability are also key elements in their design. Here’s a closer look at the three introductory options of the Manhattan collection, the Mover-50 backpack, the Speedy-10 messenger, and the Changer-20 shoulder bag. [ Read More ]

Were the Sony a9 Rumors True?

Were the Sony a9 Rumors True? Before Sony announced their new a9 mirrorless camera in April, rumors were flooding the headlines about its possible existence. Now that we know what the a9 really is, did the reports hold up? [ Read More ]

Don’t Miss out on This Incredible Deal on the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer

Don't Miss out on This Incredible Deal on the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer There’s nothing quite like being able to materialize your photography by printing a stunning, professional-quality print. From a business standpoint, it can also be quite profitable to cut out the middleman and produce your own prints for your clients. B&H has an incredible offer going on right now that makes printing your images easier and more affordable than ever. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC Lens

Fstoppers Reviews the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC Lens Recently, while on a speaking engagement in St. Louis, I had some time to chat up several glass manufacturer reps at the conference and ended up testing several lenses, including a side-by-side comparison of the new Sigma 135 f/1.8 Art and the manually focusing Zeiss 135 f/2 Milvus (read that here if you missed it). I also snagged a new 85mm option from Tamron, the 85 f/1.8 Di VC USD, and spent a couple of hours with it. How did it go? Well, let's just see. [ Read More ]

Create Quick and Easy Backups While on the Go or Tethering

Create Quick and Easy Backups While on the Go or Tethering Backing up files is always easiest at home or at the office, but it's when we're on the go that data is the most vulnerable. Whether it's image or video files, documents or other projects you are working on, or even photographing tethered to a computer, backing up data can often be an afterthought. Here's a quick and easy strategy to help you maintain backups of your files on a notebook computer while you're at work or on the go. [ Read More ]

Why A Cage Will Help You Shoot Better Video

Why A Cage Will Help You Shoot Better Video "If I want to shoot great video in the future with my 4k, video enabled DSLR, what should I buy first?" This is a question a get a lot of the time from photographer friends. Given they already own a tripod, my first answer is always to start with a cage. Here is why. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews the Tahquitz Backpack

Fstoppers Reviews the Tahquitz Backpack As someone that always seems to be on the hunt for that perfect camera bag for every occasion, I know there is no shortage of options. But in my everlasting search, one bag I have always been lacking is a good camping backpack that could also carry some camera gear. The backpack style bag I have had in the past have either been great camera bags, or great camping bags. When I saw the Tahquitz backpack though, I got excited. [ Read More ]