Equipment

 

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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Sample Footage Shot with the Ultra Rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 that Can See Behind Itself

About once per year, one of the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lenses out there pops up on eBay when some camera shop or another picks one up. The price ranges from $60K to $160K and it’s gotten to the point where we usually just ignore the listings because… well… we’ve covered them enough times.

But when one of our readers tipped us off to a new listing earlier today, we took notice, because this one comes with a sample video of the lens in action. Read more…

Wildlife Photographer Adam Jones Takes Canon’s 7D Mark II Into the Wild for a Real World Review

When cameras get put through a review, it’s often done at a pixel-peeping level in a studio, where the lighting is consistent across the board and variables are few and far between. This is NOT one of those reviews.

When it came time to review Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the 7D Mark II, DPReview reached out to professional wildlife photographer Adam Jones and asked him to take the camera out into the wild… literally.

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Nikon Japan Announces a Limited Edition, Gold-Adorned Version of the Black Nikon Df

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Earlier today, Nikon Japan announced a not-unappealing to the eye limited-edition black and gold model of its Nikon Df camera. The new model, only available in Japan, will come in limited quantities and is set to arrive by the end of the year.

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Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

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Warning: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what camera should I buy” and “why mirrorless, really?” discussions that I see online.

So I wanted to give an authentic point of view about why I switched from a professional Canon bag to a mirrorless system. I hope that it helps others think through their choice when they decide to adopt one system or another. Read more…

Phase One’s New ‘Mirrorless’ Medium Format System is Nothing New

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Yesterday afternoon, the folks at Digital Transitions released a teaser for the Phase One A-Series, an (and we quote) “incredible new system using Phase One Digital Backs, Rodenstock optics, and ALPA bodies giving you the absolute best in Image Quality.”

Then something happened: someone dropped the M-word. The word Mirrorless appeared in a few headlines and, for lack of a more accurate way of putting it, people ‘lost their s***.’ So let’s clear something up: this is not a digital version of the Mamiya 7. In fact, it’s something that’s been around for a while. Read more…

DJI Inspire 1: A Sleek Drone That Brings Easy 4K Aerial Imagery to the Masses

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DJI has officially announced its latest camera drone. Called the Inspire 1, the new remote-controlled quadcopter brings 4K aerial video and 12MP aerial photos to the masses in a sleek and easy-to-operate package.
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Pico is a Tiny Time-Lapse Trigger That Boils Everything Down to a Single Button

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There are more time-lapse triggers out there than I can count on my hands and toes, but there’s no doubt that there are few, if any, as simple as Pico. An inexpensive and easy to used time-lapse trigger, Pico can work with or without your smartphone and makes capturing time-lapses a single button process.

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Canon’s Rumored 11-24mm f/4L Appears Briefly on the Canon Germany Website

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Not long ago an image of Canon’s upcoming 11–24mm f/4L lens leaked out for the world to see, but many thought it might be fake… possibly because they didn’t want to get their hopes up. Today, however, hopes can soar, because it seems Canon Germany’s website accidentally posted the lens, all-but-confirming that it does indeed exist. Read more…

The Unicorn Has Arrived: Canon Officially Announces Vastly Improved 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II

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Formality or no, it’s still incredibly exciting to see the official press release. 16 years in the making, the followup to the much-loved Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM has arrived. Say hello to Version 2, and read on to find out just how much a decade and a half of waiting has earned you. Read more…