A Review and Teardown of the ‘S**t’ Yashica Y35 Camera

The Yashica Y35 camera was hugely hyped as a revival of an iconic Japanese camera brand and raised over $1 million on Kickstarter, but as backers have started receiving their cameras, reviews have been overwhelmingly horrible. The Vancouver, Canada-based Point&ShootClub published this 15-minute video review of the camera (Beware: it’s angry and has strong language). Just as early backers have reported, Point&ShootClub found the camera to have poor build quality, unreliable/non-working functionality, an incompatible cable, non-existent “autofocus”, a “black-and-white” “film” that doesn’t actually shoot monochrome, and more. “I regret the day I paid [for] this,” the reviewer states. “If film
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Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

I do not care how the Blackmagic Design eGPU looks. I do not care how it works. I only care if it speeds up my exports. As a shooter I sometimes find myself in a hotel room offloading footage for a client and prepping my gear for the next morning’s call time. Shoot and charge batteries and sleep that can be the cameraman’s life at times. The last thing I want to do is to stay up late because I decided to take the extra step to sweeten my URSA Mini Pro footage via DaVinci Resolve for the client. I
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Samsung Galaxy A9: A Smartphone With Four Cameras

Samsung Galaxy A9: A Smartphone With Four Cameras The way smartphone cameras have been developing over the last few years, it may not come as a surprise that we now have a phone with four cameras. Trying to stand out in the fierce competition between the manufacturers is tough, but Samsung thinks they might just be able to make enough of a statement with their latest announcement, the Samsung Galaxy A9. [ Read More ]

Fstoppers Reviews the Angler Circo LED Ring Light

Fstoppers Reviews the Angler Circo LED Ring Light Ring lights have been around for a while, but recently they haven’t been as trendy as they used to. Except in the YouTube beauty industry where many influencers rely on these, day in and day out, to create their content. I recently tried the Angler Circo LED Ring Light to see how good it was. [ Read More ]

A Quick Look at Some Top Sony Portrait Lenses

A Quick Look at Some Top Sony Portrait Lenses Not too long ago, Sony shooters didn't have that many lens options to choose from, but now, the lens market is quickly growing, particularly with Sigma bringing their Art Series to the E mount. This great video takes a quick look at four portrait lens options to help you get an idea of the looks you can expect from each of them. [ Read More ]

A Review of the Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

A Review of the Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera The EOS R is Canon's first series entry into the mirrorless market, and it has definitely been a bit of a polarizing camera. This fairly comprehensive review takes a good look at the camera and what Canon got both right and wrong with it. [ Read More ]

Apple iPhone XS Max Camera Takes #2 Spot at DxOMark with Score of 105

Apple’s new iPhone XS Max has received a score of 105 by the camera review lab DxOMark, putting the camera quality in the #2 spot behind the Huawei P20 Pro and its leading score of 109. The new iPhone score is a significant improvement from the iPhone X, which received a mark of 97. Here’s what the top of the DxOMark mobile leaderboard now looks like: “The [iPhone XS Max] camera’s highlight is its outstanding video quality in bright light,” DxOMark writes. “Footage recorded outdoors on a bright day shows a very wide dynamic range, vivid colors, and high
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Fstoppers Reviews Skylum’s Aurora HDR 2019

Fstoppers Reviews Skylum's Aurora HDR 2019 Winning awards such as Apple’s Best Mac App and Digital Photo Editors’ Choice, Skylum software is set to unveil the next iteration of their AI-powered photo editing software in October. High dynamic range (HDR) image editing can often get the best of both newcomers and veterans alike, but Skylum aims to change that with their latest release. [ Read More ]

A First Look at the Fujifilm X-T3

A First Look at the Fujifilm X-T3 While Canon and Nikon received both a lot of excitement and criticism for their recent entrances into the mirrorless market, Fujifilm also released the X-T3, the third iteration of their well-received line. This great video takes a first look at the new camera, and it seems like quite the winner. [ Read More ]