Canon’s announcement of two RF 85mm f/1.2L lenses for their mirrorless camera system was quite surprising. One of them has that “DS” moniker, or “Defocus Smoothing” and the other does not. It was announced early last year, but what does it actually do? And how do the two lenses stand up side-by-side? The DS version of […]
Not so long ago I wrote a post about Excire Search, a plugin for Lightroom Classic, which allows you to quickly search for faces, people, landmarks and more within your entire Lightroom catalog. But what if you don’t use Lightroom? Well, the people over at Excire have been working on a stand-alone version — Excire […]
While more commonly known for their filters and their upcoming cine lenses, NiSi recently announced their new NM-180 Macro Focusing Rail. Focusing rails are essential pieces of kit for serious macro photographers that allow them to create images that might otherwise be impossible, but how well does the new NiSi NM-180 stack up? Maybe pun […]
No doubt, camera equipment can be quite expensive, particularly if you want the best of the best. But what if you go to the other extreme, using the cheapest possible equipment you can find? This fun video follows a photographer as he goes on a shoot with the cheapest camera he was able to purchase on Amazon.
Tons of professionals regularly rely on 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses for a wide range of purposes. Fuji shooters have the option of the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR, and this excellent video review shows what you can expect from it in practice.
Tons of creatives work on laptops, the Achilles’ heel of which is often the GPU. For anyone who wants to improve their performance without investing in an entirely new machine, an external GPU could be the answer.
No doubt, Canon’s RF lenses are some of the best on the market, with their 85mm f/1.2L sitting near the top in terms of image quality. However, that lens comes in two options, and you might be wondering which version is right for you, the DS or non-DS version. This excellent video review shows the differences between the two to help you decide which is right for you.
With all the talk of the Canon EOS R5’s overheating and shortcomings for filmmakers lately, it can be difficult to remember that this camera was primarily designed for shooting stills. And stills is what still primarily interests a lot of would-be Canon EOS R5 owners. In fact, there are many photographers out there who are […]
The Canon EOS R5 has finally hit the market, and it brings with a wide range of incredible video features, but in addition to those, it is a highly capable stills camera. If you are looking at the EOS R5 for its stills features, this great video review will show you what you can expect from it.
Photographers care more about image quality than the average person, and given the current situation, many of us are streaming more content than ever. That’s why the Nvidia Shield TV Pro caught my attention, as it offers some impressive features and controls that should please even those with the highest standards.
Many of us have been looking for a small yet capable tele lens in the ~200mm range and so far we have mostly failed. Is this often overlooked Sigma 180mm f/5.6 macro the lens we have actually been searching for?
Aputure has just relased one of their more exciting fixtures in a while in the form of their new Nova P300c LED Panel, aimed at taking on the likes of the Skypanel.
The P300c is an RGBWW LED fixture that’s a touch wider than an S30 Skypanel with built-in gels, effects, HSI, other presets, and all the goodies you’ve come to expect from a modern LED panel. Compared to the S30 it has a 10deg wider beam angle, 800K warmer Tungsten end (2000K vs 2800K) with the same 10,000K top-end and standard Green/Magenta shift control. It also does seem
A good camera bag feels like a natural extension of your on-set workflow and a bad camera bag feels like it’s fighting you every step of the way and has a price tag that doesn’t match reality. I’m sure most of us have had experiences with both sides of that particular coin and when Shape announced their new relatively affordable camera bag my interest was immediately piqued. Could the Shape camera bag be the one camera bag to rule them all? Let’s find out.
Occasionally I’ve found myself focusing too much on the flashier high dollar cinema products and
Over the years neutral density filters have become a staple in my photography. Allowing me more control over my camera exposure. Good quality filters demand a premium, and while the price has fallen over the years, I often get asked why they cost so much. Particularly for the superior glass filters and filter holders. Well, […]
The Canon EOS R5 is finally starting to ship to eager customers, and it brings with it an impressive bevy of features for photographers and videographers alike. How does it hold up in real-world usage? This great video review will show you everything you need to know.
This week, I borrowed a $12,000 600mm lens and decided to shoot portraits with it. Random? Yes. Weird? Of course. But I learned some things I never would’ve experienced had it not been for this, so here’s my review of the 600mm behemoth for shooting portraits.
The Canon EOS R5 has been generating lots of buzz for its crazy video features, but it also comes with Canon’s latest 45-megapixel sensor paired with a highly impressive autofocus system, making it a great option for stills shooters as well. This great video compares the EOS R5’s image quality to numerous other popular cameras to show what you can expect from it in practice.
The Sony ZV-1 brings a lot of the company’s fantastic compact camera technology and adds a variety of features designed specifically for bloggers. This great video review takes a look at the camera and what you can expect from it in practice.
The Canon EOS R5, R6, and Sony a7S III are new to the scene and have generated a lot of buzz, but there have also been concerns about overheating issues, particularly with the Canon cameras. This great video compares the EOS R5 to the a7S III when it comes to overheating and shows what you can expect in real-world usage.