Equipment

 

The Omega is the World’s First 10-in-1 Shoot Through Reflector

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Meet the Omega, the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot through reflector. Designed by photographer Jerry Ghionis and manufactured by Westcott, the product has removable center panel that allows you to use it like you would a giant beauty dish or ring flash.
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Leica Users Seeing a Widespread ‘Sensor Corrosion’ Issue, Company Offers Free Replacements

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Leica is acknowledging that there is a “sensor corrosion” issue that potentially affects photographers who use its M-series digital rangefinders. The problem shows up as white spots in photographs that cannot be removed by a traditional cleaning of the sensor.
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Custom SLR Launches a Smaller C-Loop Mini Strap Mount for Smaller Cameras

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Custom SLR’s C-Loop strap mount is a popular accessory for relocating a camera’s strap ends from two corners of the camera to a single point at the tripod mount. This swiveling mount point allows the strap to stay untangled and out of your way.

Today, the San Francisco-based company is announcing a new version of the mount that’s specifically geared toward smaller camera bodies. It’s called the C-Loop Mini.
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The Olympus E-M5 II Will Reportedly Keep the Same Sensor as Its Predecessor

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When popular digital cameras are replaced with followup versions, photographers generally expect to see an improved sensor in the list of specifications. That may not be true with Olympus’ followup to its well-regarded E-M5 mirrorless camera: the upcoming camera will reportedly pack the exact same sensor as its predecessor.
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Relio: A Tiny Light That Aims to Be the Most Powerful and Color-Accurate USB Light on the Market

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Want a professional lighting solution that you can carry around in your pocket? Check out Relio, a new pint-sized light that aims to put serious lighting potential in the palm of your hand.
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How to Make Your Own Moneymaker-style Leather Dual Camera Harness for Just $70

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I think the Holdfast Moneymaker is pretty awesome. Not just because it’s made of durable materials, but because it’s an elegant solution to the problem of welding two cameras without looking like a Navy Seal. My jaw did drop when I saw the $200-300 price tag though, since it’s basically TWO BELTS. The portrait sliders are extra, and will set you back another $50… if you want to be able to shoot vertically, that is.
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Two Sideways Cameras from Leica and Fujifilm: The M-A and the Instax 300

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Two recent camera releases have me scratching my head. The first is the M-A, the latest model from Leica. The primary selling point seems to be that this is a completely mechanical camera. No battery, no meter, no LCD, no autofocus, no frills. What the camera lacks in modern features it makes up for in mechanic precision and simplicity. Instead of busy screens you “read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so fully concentrate on the subject.”
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Hasselblad Offers Massive Price Cuts on H5D Cameras; Get the H5D-40 Almost Half Off

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There may never be a better time to jump into Hasselblad digital medium format than between now and Christmas Eve. All of December, the storied brand is offering steep, thousands-of-dollars-off discounts on its H5D cameras and lenses — you can even get one for under $10,000! Read more…

Hands On: See How the Nikon D750 Performs in a Plethora of Real-World Situations

The Canon 7D Mark II has kind of stolen many of the headlines away from a different camera that was released right around the same time: the Nikon D750. A full-frame shooter that boasts an impressive sensor, DPReview recently took the 750 out to Seattle’s Museum of Flight for a very informative, in-depth set of real-world tests that they’ve compiled into the 19-minute video review above. Read more…

external Sony A7 Mark II Hands-On: Here’s What 5-Axis Stabilization Can Do —Gizmodo | Reframe

The recent surprise announcement of Sony’s a7 Mark II had people reeling about the first-ever 5-axis in-body stabilization on a full-frame camera. We recently got our meathooks on one of the new cams and wanted to show you just a bit of what it can do before giving it a more comprehensive report.

 
Dec 05, 2014 · Permalink · Comment