Posts Tagged ‘digitalrev’

DigitalRev Parodies Top Gear for Its Nikon D5 Review

Top Gear is going through some tough times right now, so the online photography show DigitalRev has decided to take on the mantel of continuing the famous car show’s style and traditions. The latest DigitalRev episode is a Nikon D5… done in the style of Top Gear.

“We’ve decided to change the style of our show to commemorate the premature demise of our favourite motoring show – Top Gear – by doing all future videos in the Top Gear-style,” DigitalRev writes. If you love Top Gear, you’re going to love this episode.

DigitalRev Compares the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II with Its Yongnuo Clone

DigitalRev TV, the Top Gear of photography, is the latest to do a hands-on comparison of the classic Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens against its new copycat competitor, the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8. In DigitalRev’s typical fashion, Kai offers a humorous yet insightful look at how the two products compare against one another in performance and build. (Note: there’s a bit of strong language).

Here’s the conclusion: “As a lens in itself, it’s alright for the money. It does the job, it takes half decent images, and performs well enough. But as a copy, it is quite a way off.”

Then and Now: A Cheeky Look at How Photography Has Changed Over Two Decades

DigitalRev TV‘s latest episode examines this question: “What’s the difference between how we approach photography these days compared to the good ol’ 1990s?” It’s a humorous comparison of film versus digital and various trends and techniques that have come and gone… and come again. (Note: there’s a tiny bit of strong language.)

Battle of the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Lenses: $2,200 Canon Versus $1,500 Tamron

Looking to buy a lens in the popular 70-200mm focal range for your Canon DSLR? If want the best money can buy, you’re probably looking at a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, which costs a hefty $2,200. If you’d like the same range, fixed f/2.8 aperture, and stabilization but at a more affordable price point, the $1,500 Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC might be a product you’ve been eyeing. But how do these two lenses stack up against each other, and how big of a difference is there?

In the 10-minute video above, Kai Wong of DigitalRev pits the two options against each other on the streets of Hong Kong.
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Challenge: Capturing a Professional Looking Fast Food Ad With a Take-Out Burger and an iPhone

It’s not news to most of us that the majority of food photography doesn’t feature the actual food you’ll receive in the establishment. Or if it does, it features a lot more besides.

So the question becomes: is it possible to make a take-away McDonald’s quarter-pounder look like the piece of culinary perfection we see in advertisements using nothing more than an iPhone? We’re about to find out.

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Expectations Vs. Reality: Getting Your Very First DSLR

Purchasing your first DSLR is a big, important moment in your photographic journey, whether or not you ever intend to make photography more than just a hobby. However, the reality of purchasing and owning your first DSLR is often a lot less exciting than what you imagined while you were saving up to buy it.

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Cheap Camera Challenge: A Hole for a Viewfinder, No LCD, and No Idea if You’re Actually Taking Pictures

In what turned out to be one of the more difficult Cheap Camera Challenges DigitalRev has put together so far, AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle was forced to trade his D810 and 35mm f/1.4G lens for a digital camera in the most basic sense of the term. Read more…

Top 5 Film Camera and Lens Combos You Can Get for Under $1,000

There are plenty of resources out there for the best digital cameras you can get for under *insert dollar amount here*, but what if you’re looking to invest in a good old fashioned film camera?

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered — or rather, Bellamy Hunt from JapanCameraHunter has you covered — with this list of the top 5 film camera and lens combos you can get for under $1,000 USD. Read more…

Camera Swap: Turning a Buzz Lightyear Camera Into a Leica, One Swap at a Time

The team over at DigitalRev is always thinking of new and interesting ideas. And their latest is an intriguing little camera exchange and review they’ve aptly titled ‘Camera Swap.’ Read more…

Fuji X100T Reviewed at the #OccupyCentral Protest in Hong Kong

The recent #occupycentral pro-democratic election protests in Hong Kong have been all over the news the past few days, and so, when it came time to review the new Fuji X100T, DigitalRev TV decided to take to the protest site. Read more…