Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding


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After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality.

While I hope to do a full review of the unit in the future, I had two problems that caused me to send the unit to Leica’s service center within the first month.

Dust

My major complaint with the Leica Q was the lack of dust sealing, which eventually caused me

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Freewell ND Filters for the DJI Osmo Action Review


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Freewell makes a range of filter solutions for DJI products, and that includes the new Osmo Action camera. In this review, I am going to be looking at their DJI Osmo Action Camera Filters- All Day – 8 Pack. Why do you need ND Filters for your DJI Osmo Action? For professional shooters to get … Continued

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Not just another RØDE Wireless go review!


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Well it isn’t…I do review it but I also go beyond the actual product to talk about key aspects of sound recording and the issues of things like the pre-amps of different mirrorless cameras which can really affect your audio. I have had a working relationship with RØDE  for many years, ever since they took me […]

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My Nightmare with USPS Insurance in Shipping a Camera Lens


This post is by Michael Roach from PetaPixel


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Photography is amazing, but it does require gear. I recently moved from Canon to Sony, so I had to offload a camera body, lenses, flashes, and triggers. I purchased out-of-pocket insurance on all of my gear packages just to have some peace-of-mind.

I sent the last piece of my Canon kit, my awesome Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (a009), on January 10th. This was my first serious photography lens (costing over $500), which I originally purchased used. I rolled the actual lens up in bubble wrap and secured it with tape. I then used a slightly larger box and filled in

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Tokina Cine 11-20mm T2.9 Review


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The Tokina Cine 11-20mm T2.9 has been around since late last year, and I thought it was a good idea to put it through its paces and see how it compares to the 11-16mm T3. But before I do that, let’s have a look back at Tokina’s long history of making ultra wide zoom lenses. … Continued

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New Angelbird CFast 2.0 card reader is built like a tank


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When it comes to card readers, not all are created equal. I learned the hard way with a Lexar CR1 USB 3.0 CFast reader that unformatted several CFast cards when used with a Mac. The issue is how the card gets ejected. After I offload a card then eject it and stick another in it … Continued

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Why the Fujifilm GFX 100 is Next Level


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There has never been a camera that combines such stunning image quality, resolution, dynamic range, autofocus performance, overall handling, and ergonomics like the new Fujifilm GFX 100 does.

Previous medium format digital camera systems have been able to deliver very high-resolution images for a good 10 years now, but have sorely been lacking in handling and speed, particularly when it comes to autofocus performance, and especially with the limitation of only one central autofocus point.

The GFX 100 on the other hand, with its 425 auto focus points tightly spread all across the sensor, delivers blazing fast focus without ever

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Atomos Shinobi SDI Review


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The Atomos Shinobi SDI model was announced back in February. It is essentially exactly the same as the HDMI only version of the Shinobi, with you guessed it, the addition of SDI. For years customers have been hounding Atomos to make a monitor without a recorder. Well, they came to the rescue with the Shinobi, … Continued

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Street Photography Compositions with the Ricoh GR III


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At first glance, all we see is a dinky point-n-shoot camera; not much to it. It slips inside my front pocket, I mean, how powerful can it be? Well, photographers shouldn’t be fooled by its size and minimalism; like many of our subjects in the street. The Ricoh GR III is called a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” for a reason.

Most serious street photographers have similar things in common. They search for lighting, colors, story, composition, they study the masters, they analyze their own photos and learn from them, and they practice even when they don’t feel like it (ok,

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Tokina Cinema Zoom 50-135mm MKII Review


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The original Tokina Cinema 50-135mm has become one of my favorite lenses. I shoot people delivering promo lines to camera a lot and having a portrait telephoto oriented focal length is a big plus. On the stills lens side, the Canon 24-105mm gets a lot of use. It’s a full frame lens so with approximately … Continued

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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review


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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear perfect to mount to innumerable moving vehicles. High Frame Rates (HFR) like 1000fps definitely builds a recipe for a life of action for the little RX0 II. Hidden beneath the Water, Dust, Shock, and Crushproof body of the RX0 II is a 4K Vlog camera perfect for the traveler and social media savvy video creator.

Sony RX0 II
Hidden in the fresh cut grass hides the Sony RX0 II

It is hard to not compare cameras.

Sony RX0 II
RXo II
RX0 II
RXo II
RXo II
RX0 II
Sony RX0 II

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Portkeys BM5 5″ 2000nit monitor review


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At NAB 2019, I visited PortKeys to cover their new EVF, theOEYE-3G EVF. I also had a look at the new competitively priced PortKeys BM5 5″ field monitor that is now shipping and retails for $499 USD. The BM5 is the second monitor in the BM series, following the BM7 that is a 7″ version. … Continued

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Using the D1, Nikon’s First Homegrown DSLR


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It is June 15th, 1999. The box office is being dominated by the release of the first new Star Wars in 16 years, even though it is tainted by one Jar Jar Binks. Until this day, photography was largely dominated by a technology that had existed for over a hundred years. It was a technology pioneered by George Eastman in his invention called, the Kodak. Over the many years from 1885 onward, it became known to the photographic community and to the world as “film.”

However, on a sunny day in Tokyo, the Nikon Corporation would announce a camera

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Yes, The Huawei P30 Pro Can Shoot the Milky Way (and Even Meteors)


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My Huawei P30 Pro arrived at 4:30 pm on April 6th, and I knew the night sky in Mersing would be amazing for me to try out this low-light beast. I had read a lot of good reviews on P30 Pro, but I was still skeptical, so I booked a room at my regular resort on the same day and drove 3 hours to get there.

I arrived at midnight and waited patiently for 2.5 hours before I whipped out my P30 Pro and took a snapshot of my resort. Lo and behold! The Milky Way was visible!

Milky

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Review: Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 is a Portrait Zoom with Endless Flexibility


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Back in February, Tamron announced the development of three new lenses: the 35mm f/1.4 for DSLRs, the 17-28mm f/2.8 for Sony FE, and the 35-150mm f/2.8-4 for DSLRs. We just received the 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD for Nikon F mount to test out for a few days. It’s always exciting to test out new gear, and especially exciting when it’s a unique lens like the 35-150mm.

The 35-150mm is marked as a fast and compact “portrait zoom” that can cover a broad range of shooting, from environmental portraits to tight headshots. With the wide

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SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX Review


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The SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX is a combination of a FOCUS 7 On-Camera Monitor and a Teradek Bolt wireless receiver. This zero-delay 7″ wireless monitor is supposed to take the best technology from both Teradek and SmallHD and combine it into a single product. The SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX is based … Continued

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Long-Term Review: The Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR is an Ultimate Bokeh Lens


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If you ever feel like quitting your job and buying a plane ticket to some exotic location with only your backpack in tow, you might wonder which lens to bring. The Nikon 300mm f/2.8 would be on the top of my list.

Okay, let’s face it: it’s awkward sometimes to shoot on full-frame with a 300mm f/2.8, as you need to be very far to get your subject. But if I had to travel the world and only take three lenses with my Nikon D800E, it would be the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art, the Nikon

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Hollyland Mars 300 wireless video review


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We are seeing a lot of wireless systems hit the market recently and now more affordable models are also coming out. The Hollyland MARS 300 is one of them. The kit retails for $499 making it a good option as far as affordability goes. The Mars 300 is for indie filmmakers and lower budget productions. … Continued

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A Landscape Photographer’s Review of the Samsung S10+


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This article is not meant to be an in-depth review of the Samsung S10+. The review will chiefly discuss the cell phone’s camera capabilities from a landscape photographer’s standpoint.

The first thing I noticed when I began using the Samsung S10+ was how well calibrated the screen is in terms of colors, black point and contrast. What I see on the display is extremely close to what I see on my calibrated computer monitor. That to such a degree that I now use my phone as a point of reference when re-calibrating my monitor.

Sunrise Tyrifjorden. UWA camera, single exposure,

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