Posts Tagged ‘comparison’

Comparing Modern Day Flash Technology with Old School Magnesium Flash Powder

Long before high-sync speedlights were ever a thing, there was a bleeding-edge technology that forever changed the way people photographed subjects. It was called magnesium flash powder.

We’ve seen it in old noir and western films, but today we have for you a video that brings it into the modern era, pitting the age-old technology against a standard electronic flash to see how they compare.

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Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

Diving Into the Numbers: Is the Canon 7D Mark II as Bad as DxOMark Says it Is?

After much anticipation and positive initial reports about the new Canon 7D Mark II, DxOMark’s review of the camera’s sensor was met with some shock. According to their tests, the Mark II’s sensor was on par with the 5-year-old Nikon D300s, and even fell behind smaller Micro Four Thirds sensors — not good.

But was this assessment fair? Photographer and educator Tony Northrup — who praised the 7D Mark II in his rapid review — wanted to find out. And so he created this in-depth video to dive into DxO’s numbers, make some side-by-side comparisons, and see if the 7D really is as disappointing as DxO seemed to report. Read more…

A Film Vs. Digital Study

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In an effort to prove to myself, my family, and my friends that I am not nuts to lug 6+ pounds of medium format camera gear up the mountainside I conducted my own tests over the last few weeks.

Sure one could set up a Resolution Target but that would not be a “real world” test, no sweat and sore muscles. Read more…

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Versus… a Two-Year-Old Pocket Camera

She’s a beaut. (Except for the rubber ring.)

Laaaadieeesss and Gentlemennnn! I have for you the lens test to end all lens tests! Not a mere test, mind you, but an epic showdown, a clash of the titans, the ultimate cage match! Pixel peepers rejoice! Read more…

Lens Comparison Shows Off a Big Advantage of Micro Four Thirds: No Future Back Surgery

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The three lenses above let you see equally far, but one of them will fit comfortably into your bag while the others probably wouldn’t fit comfortably anywhere. Can you guess which are which? Go ahead… think it over… we’ll wait… Read more…

See How Proper Lighting Can Level the Playing Field Between Sensor Sizes

Karl Taylor has shared a new video highlighting just how important and impactful proper lighting can be no matter what camera you choose to use. In the anecdotal video, shown above, he pits a Canon 5D Mark III against an Olympus OM-D E-M10 in the studio to show you just how similar the results are when the lighting, not the camera, is the focus of the image.

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Side-by-Side Comparison of All Eight iPhone Cameras, or: Why the 6 is DxOMark’s New Smartphone King

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Okay, so maybe it bends a little easier than it should, but there’s one thing the naysayers will have to begrudgingly admire about the iPhone 6, and that’s the camera. For proof, check out these side-by-side images that compare all 8 iPhone cameras, and then see why DxOMark ranked the iPhone the best smartphone camera they’ve ever tested. Read more…

Review: Can Canon’s PowerShot G7 X Beat Out Sony’s RX100 Series?

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Canon perceived premium compact users to want a bright powerful zoom lens with relatively large sensor and a viewfinder in the PowerShot G1X Mk II and G16, but Sony proved astutely there was a huge demand for a quality compact that could slip into a pocket.

When Canon was busy building old-school destroyers, Sony designed a sleek modern frigate in the form of the RX100 with a 1” sensor. It took Canon two years to respond, but they finally launched a compact with but one purpose – to regain the throne of best compact from Sony. Read more…

Video: Review Pits the Nikon D750 Against the D610 and D810

Just over a week ago we featured Matt Granger’s review of ZEISS’ recently-announced Otus 85mm f/1.4, and today he’s back with a quick review and comparison test of Nikon’s newest full-frame camera: the D750. Read more…