Equipment

 

Check Out the Latest Rumored Specs for the Upcoming Canon 7D Mark II

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It’s safe at this point to say that a Canon 7D replacement is definitely on the way, and will almost certainly make its debut at Photokina. But whereas there’s plenty of leaked info to corroborate this fact, very little more about the camera has come to light.

Still, some info is bound to come out and the spec list below is the most accurate information that has slipped through the few cracks left in Canon’s anti-rumor shield. Read more…

You Can Get Your Hands On Super-Detailed 3D Renders of Popular Leica Cameras… for a Price

That iconic Leica red dot doesn’t come cheap… not even in the virtual world. A company called Humster3D recently created some ultra-detailed, high-quality 3D models of several popular Leica cameras and made them available for download… for a price. Read more…

Ultra-Rare Canon EF 1200mm for Sale in the UK for $165K, Muscles Needed to Lift It Not Included

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The ultra-rare lens that B&H Photo dubbed “The Mother of All Telephoto Lenses“, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Super-telephoto, has surfaced once more on the World Wide Web. And with enough money and upper body strength, this one-of-about-twenty behemoth of a lens could be all yours. Read more…

Rumor: Expect Sigma to Announce the 24mm f/1.4 ART and 14-24mm f/4 OS Lenses at Photokina

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Photokina starts exactly one month and one day from now, and in addition to the myriad cameras we’re expecting to see announced at the trade show, rumor sites are also reporting on a few Sigma lenses they expect will make their debut. Read more…

This Beautiful Stripped Down Leica M3 is Totally Worthy of the Term “Gear Porn”

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It’s not often we get to use the words stripped and porn in one of our titled, but this gorgeous stripped down Leica M3 offered up one of those rare exceptions.

In a world were the term “gear porn” is used to describe pretty much any desirable piece of equipment, this camera takes it to another level by shedding its outerwear (if you will) and giving us a peek at the something that is at once incredibly intricate and beautifully simple. Read more…

Pro Tip: Some Airlines Have a Special Luggage Allowance for Media So You Can Pack More Gear

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If you’ve ever shot on-location somewhere far away, you probably had to make this tough decision: what gear do I take and what do I leave at the studio? For big photo shoots you’d rather err on the side of caution and take it all, but airline luggage allowances make that impossible… or do they?

It turns out that some airlines have a special policy that allows media professionals to pack a whole lot more gear. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Canon Shares PSA to Help Protect Your Camera From Potentially Hazardous 3rd Party Batteries

This isn’t the first time Canon has done this, but once again they’re sending out a PSA in regards to counterfeit gear, most often purchased online. This time, the PSA is in regards to batteries and the above video walks through the real versus the fake by taking a look at the outside, as well as popping it open and taking a look inside.

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Why Polaroid’s Cube Action Cam is Special

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Shopping for an action camera is like shopping for adhesive bandages: you either buy Band-Aids … or you pick up something  called “Aid Plus Bandages” because they’re on sale. And when you bring them home, you just call them Band-Aids anyway. Read more…

Kickstarter Brings Interchangeable Lenses to the Raspberry Pi Camera with Fun DIY Kit

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The Raspberry Pi Camera module is a favorite of photography tinkerers. We’ve seen it used to create everything from GIF cameras to a balloon-powered, aerial picture-taking replica of the house from the Pixar movie UP. But through all this, one limitation has stayed true for the Pi camera module: you can’t swap out lenses.

Well, no more. A new Kickstarter campaign is bringing interchangeable lenses and much more to the Raspberry Pi computer board/camera module in the form of a fun DIY camera kits. Read more…

Report: Nikon’s All-New Full Frame Shooter Will be Marketed as an ‘Action’ Camera

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Nikon Rumors is reporting that the mystery full-frame camera Nikon is said to announce at Photokina next month, the one that some speculated would be a ‘true’ replacement for the D700, will actually be marketed as an “action” camera.

But don’t take that to mean that this will be some sort of full-frame GoPro. It’s not going to be an action camera in that sense. NR believes it will instead be a Nikon FF DSLR marketed specifically to action sports shooters. Read more…