Equipment

 

Can Your DSLR Nail Focus on a Flying Dragonfly? The Canon 7D Mark II Can

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We’ve seen one video demonstration of the Canon 7D Mark II’s impressive AutoFocus system, and we’ve heard the amazing specs, but it’s a picture of a dragonfly that really drove home the point, for us, of how good this system is at locking focus on a moving subject. Read more…

Rumor: Sony May Announce a7II with 5-Axis Stabilization Within the Next Few Days

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We weren’t kidding when we said the Sony rumor mill was roiling. Hours after more details surfaced about Sony’s upcoming ‘pro’ FF E-Mount camera (possibly called the a9), an intriguing list of specs for a Sony a7 replacement appeared online.

And the best part? It’s possible this a7 replacement will arrive officially within the next few days! Read more…

Rumor: Sony a9 Pro Full Frame E-Mount Will Be the First of a New, Higher-End Line

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The Sony rumor mill is roiling today as details and specs surface about new full-frame E-Mount cameras that the electronics company is planning to release. One of the juiciest bits of news is that Sony’s rumored ‘Pro’ FF E-Mount camera won’t be an updated version of the a7, a7r or a7s… but the first of a whole new line. Read more…

PSA: Some iPhone 6 Plus Users are Getting Very Blurry Photos and Video Even When Standing Still

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The iPhone has been touted as the world’s most popular camera, but that world’s most popular camera may be having some hardware issues. Several iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining through an Apple Discussion forum that their iPhone’s camera is producing extremely shaky photos and videos… even when they stand completely still. Read more…

This High Speed Camera Can Capture 4K at a Mind-Bending 900fps

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One of the biggest challenges of shooting 4K Ultra HD footage is the sheer amount of data you’re processing. That’s about 30 8MP photos coming into your camera every single second. But the old FOR-A FT-ONE and the new, smaller, FOR-A FT-ONE-S scoff at your measly 30fps.

These cameras, while they definitely don’t come cheap, earn every penny of their price tags by capturing 4K footage at up to 900fps. Read more…

What’s the Fastest Lens Theoretically Possible? And What Would it Look Like?

We’ve told you about some pretty fast lenses in the past — from the legendary Zeiss 50mm f/0.7 lenses made for NASA and used by Stanley Kubrick to film a candle light scene, to X-Ray lenses that you can try to Frankenstein onto your camera body for some strange soft-focus results.

But what is the fastest lens that is theoretically possible? And what would that lens look like? Matt Granger answers those exact questions in the interesting technical video above. Read more…

A Cheaper Filter Holder for the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Created with 3D Printing

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Need a piece of gear but can’t find a reasonably priced option? Perhaps 3D printing could help.

That’s what photographers Patrick Ludolph and Christian Steinkrüger. After not finding an affordable filter solution for his Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Ludolph approached Steinkrüger — a 3D printing hobbyist — with the idea of creating a custom filter holder themselves.
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Infographic Reveals What Gear is Stolen Most and Where You’re Most Likely to Get Robbed

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Last year, anti-theft service Lenstag pulled all of its stats together to figure out what photography gear is stolen the most and where it’s most likely to be stolen from. Now, one year older and a full ten times bigger, they decided to give the infographic a more comprehensive go. Read more…

Lightswitch: A Filter Holder That Makes it Even Easier to Reduce Up to 30 Stops of Light

Photographer Jason Miney wants to make it easier to use neutral density (ND) filters for your photographs. His upcoming product Lightswitch is a filter holder system that aims to do just that.
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Tip: Two Strips of Velcro Can Make for a Super Simple Accessory Holder for Your Strap

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If you’re a fan of thrifty DIY substitutes for camera accessories, here’s a quick and easy one for you: you can easily carry spare batteries (and other items and accessories) on your camera or bag strap using two strips of Velcro.
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