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Mirrorless Sports Photography: Capturing the Tour de France with the Sony a6000

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I was under the spell of mirrorless ILCs from their birth in 2009 when Panasonic and Olympus literally tore up the rule book and started from scratch. Their debut models, the G1 and EP1, may have been a little rough around the edges, but I was immediately smitten: these were the future of cameras, at least as far as I was concerned.

At last an interchangeable lens camera with a sensor big enough to deliver high quality images, but a body small enough that I’d never leave it at home; the lens selection grew quickly and as for the full-time electronic composition, I embraced the positives, sold my full-frame DSLR and never looked back. Read more…

external Nikon D610 vs. Canon 6D: The battle of the affordable, full-frame DSLRs —Imaging Resource

As the entry-level point to each company’s full-frame DSLR line, these two cameras have a whole lot in common with each other beyond their sensor size. Their feature set, body size and build are quite similar, and there’s not much to separate them in terms of resolution, either.

But when you take a closer look, there are some very important differences that will make each camera better-suited to different styles of photography, so this is a decision you want to get right.

 
Aug 16, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Sony a7S Astrophotography Review

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As soon as the Sony a7S was announced, I knew I had to try it for astrophotography. With a full frame sensor and ISO 409600, is it the best low light camera out there? Read more…

external FILM REVIEW: Finding Vivian Maier —Photography Monthly

Vivian Maier, the nanny of street photography, today obtains the fame she never received, or perhaps desired, in life. Kathrine Anker gives you a first look at what to expect from the film from Charlie Siskel, and John Maloof.

 
Jul 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Review: The Olympus TG-850 is a Capable Tough Cam with a Selfie Problem

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Beaches, babes, sun and surf. It’s summer, and that equals one thing: you can’t take your precious DSLR to the beach. Well, not unless you want to gamble on a costly repair bill after butterfingers drops it in the sand. The beach is a time for relaxation, not being an overly protective nanny of the expensive camera that mom won’t let you get wet.

Photography of your family while you ride the waves and soak up the sun should be carefree, and for that you’ll be wanting a tough and waterproof camera. One that not only stands up to day-to-day abuses, but that you can hand off to your little ones worry free so they can go do what they do best and take selfies in the surf: the TG-850 is that camera. Read more…

Review: The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS

A sharp, light and cheap option for mirrorless astrophotographers

Jun 04, 2014 · Ian Norman

DigitalRev Says Happy 60th Birthday to the Iconic Leica M3 with a Hands-On Review

This week marks the 60th anniversary since Leica introduced the now-iconic M3, a camera many consider to be the best Leica ever produced and still the most successful M-Series camera ever made at over 220,000 units sold by the time production ended in 1966.

And so, to pay homage to this titan of photographic history, DigitalRev decided to give the M3 a proper video and take it out onto the streets of Hong Kong for a good old hands-on review. Read more…

Video Test: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Versus the Canon 5D Mark III

Put together by cinematographer Alec Weinstein, this head-to-head test video puts two unlikely competitors head to head in a battle royale: the Canon 5D Mark III (a $3,500 DSLR) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (a $600 phone).
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Review: f-stop Gear’s Loka UL is Feather Light and Feature Rich

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Today the good folks at f-stop Gear have launched their new Loka UL backpack. This further extends their Mountain Series lineup of backpacks and is one more example of how f-stop Gear won’t sleep on progress. Read more…

external Shootout: iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 —iMore

 
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