Posts Tagged ‘gear’

Crappy Gear, Amazing Photos: Using An Old Canon PowerShot to Capture Dreamy Landscapes

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I didn’t really get into photography until my son was born. Like most new parents, one of the first things I did was go out and buy a camera so I could document every minute. As I started taking more pictures, my vision expanded and I began to start looking at things differently.
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This is Why You Shouldn’t Check Your Camera Gear In When Flying

It’s often recommended that photographers keep their gear with them when flying rather than checking it in. If the risk of theft and careless baggage handlers aren’t enough to deter you, check out the video above. It shows one particular baggage pusher system that’s used in an international airport to direct bags onto conveyor belts. As you can see, gentle handling isn’t exactly the goal.

(via 01Bowfin via Reddit)

Canon Price Drop Makes 31 EF L Lenses Permanently More Affordable

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If you’ve been eyeing one of Canon’s high-end L lenses but haven’t yet pulled the trigger, Canon just made the decision a little easier for you. The company has announced a permanent price cut on 31 of its popular L lenses and 2 teleconverters, with drops ranging from $50 for some lenses to $800 for others.

If you’re interested in speedy primes, the Canon 24mm, 50mm and 85mm are all $100 cheaper. The biggest drop was for the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS, which is now $800 cheaper at $10,999. You can find the complete list of lenses and price drops here.

The Venus KX800 is a Flexible Macro Twin Flash with the World’s Highest Guide Number

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Just months after announcing a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens that has gotten glowing reviews, Chinese gear manufacturer is back with a new product called the KX800. It’s a flexible twin light for macro photography that boasts the world’s highest guide number.
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A Look at the Camera Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick Over His Career

Stanley Kubrick is famous as a filmmaker, but he actually started out his creative career as a photographer. Last year we shared a glimpse into his still photography career.

The video above is a 12-minute tour of the lenses Kubrick collected over the course of his life. Legendary camera pioneer and expert Joe Dunton talks about each item in the collection.
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Heads Up: The Tablet Selfie Stick is Now a Thing

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Tablet cameras are getting better and better, and more and more people are using their tablets as everyday snapshot cameras. So it only makes sense that tablets would eventually follow the smartphone into the world of selfie sticks as well.

That has now happened. You can now buy a selfie stick that has a special attachment specifically for mounting your tablet as a camera.
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Nikon Now Selling a Stainless Steel Hot Shoe Cover That Gives Your DSLR Some Bling

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Nikon has announced a new product called the Nikon ASC-01, a new stainless steel insert for your camera’s hot shoe mount. It slides right into the mount when it’s not in use, giving your camera a shinier and more “complete” look.
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OWL is the World’s First Drop-In Filter Adapter That Lets You Swap Filters in a Flash

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For telephoto lenses with huge front elements, screw-on filters aren’t very practical or economical. Thus, for certain lenses, companies like Canon and Nikon offer drop-in filters that slide into a slot close to the rear element.

There’s a new product that hopes to use this same style of filter for smaller camera-and-lens combos. Called OWL, it’s the first drop-in filter adapter.
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The Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit is a DSLR Bundle for Getting Started in Cinema

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Nikon has unveiled a new DSLR kit that’s specifically geared toward people who want to get into DSLR filmmaking. Called the Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit, the bundle includes a DSLR, three lenses, and additional accessories that are helpful for video productions.
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Gear Avoidance Syndrome: It Might be Healthy for Your Photography

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GAS, also known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome, is very common among photographers. It simply means that you just can’t get enough new lenses, equipment and upgrade your camera as soon as possible in order to have more options and – according to the seemingly prevalent opinion – become better.

But have you ever thought about the opposite side of this imaginary disease – the Gear Avoidance Syndrome? A syndrome that might even be good for you and your photography. And your wallet.
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