Equipment

 

Full Specs for Upcoming Canon 100-400mm Lens Emerge Alongside Another Leaked Photo

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The new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II is set to arrive later this month, which might explain why the leaks have started coming hard and fast. After the official photo leaked yesterday, a full spec list has emerged that shows just how many improvements Canon is planning to make to the 16-year-old lens. Read more…

Fujifilm Japan Announces Slick Looking Thumb Rests for X-Series Cameras

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In the interest of offering an official Fuji thumb rest alternative for the major X-Series cameras out there, Fujifilm Japan just announced a series of thumb rests for the X-Pro1, X-E2 (also compatible with the X-E1), X100T and X30. Read more…

First Photo of the Long-Awaited Canon EF 100-400mm Version 2 Appears Online

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Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM debuted in 1998, and over a decade and a half later we’re still waiting for a replacement. But we might not be waiting very much longer at all. In fact, recent rumors now backed up by the first leaked image indicate that this lens will arrive this month. Read more…

Review: A 34-Inch 3440×1440 Monitor is Great for Photo Editing, So is it Better if You Curve It?

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Back in June I posted about how the then newly released LG 34UM95-P had changed my editing workflow going from dual screens when editing to a single ultra wide one. Today I’d like to follow up on that experience with a new one with the curved version of the LG monitor, the 34UC97-S. Read more…

DxOMark Disappointed with the 7D Mark II; Sensor Lags Behind Some MFT Cameras at Base ISO

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If you’re a Canon user and a hater of all things DxOMark, you might want to skip over this one and read this article on how well the 7D Mark II is weather sealed instead. If you’re a Canon hater, read on! You’ll love this!

Earlier today, the lab released their official review of the Canon 7D Mark II, and while there were a few bright spots, the tone of the review in general might be summed up by the word ‘meh.’ Read more…

Rumor: Olympus Set to Announce ‘Exciting’ New OM-D Camera In January

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Olympus has been quiet on the OM-D front for a while now. Ever since the E-M10 was released in January, the only real addition to the line was the silver E-M1 and a major firmware update in September. But that looks to be changing soon.

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MagMod Adds MagSphere and MagBounce Diffusers to Its Line of Magnetic Flash Modifiers

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The ultra-popular line of magnetic flash modifiers MagMod burst onto the scene around this time last year with a product so simple and well received they raised six times their Kickstarter goal.

Now, a year later and a year wiser, they’re expanding the brand with the MagSphere and MagBounce: in their words, “the easiest, softest, simplest, most versatile & efficient flash diffusers ever.” Read more…

Cracking Open the 7D Mark II, The Most Thoroughly Weather Sealed Camera I’ve Ever Seen

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OK, I have to admit I really like the 7D Mark II. I didn’t want to because it wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted to see the new Canon chip foundry that would be cranking out high-resolution sensors. But despite wanting to hate the 22-megapixel APS-C camera, after a fairly short exposure to the autofocus system, I have to admit I like it. There’s just something about getting every shot in focus every time that’s appealing to me. Read more…

A Film Vs. Digital Study

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In an effort to prove to myself, my family, and my friends that I am not nuts to lug 6+ pounds of medium format camera gear up the mountainside I conducted my own tests over the last few weeks.

Sure one could set up a Resolution Target but that would not be a “real world” test, no sweat and sore muscles. Read more…

Fotodiox Launches Sony E to Canon EF-Mount Adapter with 10-Stop Variable ND Filter Built-In

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Fotodiox is adding a new piece of gear to its impressive lineup of adapters and accessories. It’s called the Vizelex ND Throttle, and it’s a Sony E-mount to Canon EF-mount adapter that comes with a variable ND filter that’s capable of ND2 all the way up to ND10 (10-stop difference) built right in. Read more…