Posts by Author: John Aldred

John Aldred
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Rare blue and gold Hasselblad 503cx goes up for sale for $7,500

Feb 15, 2024
John Aldred

A rare blue and gold Hasselblad 503cx has gone up for sale at Park Cameras. It’s one of a limited edition of 700 cameras made…

Lomography Sprocket Rocket pano film camera is now bursting with colour

Feb 14, 2024
John Aldred

Lomography has announced two new colour varieties of their popular Sprocket Rocket panoramic 35mm film camera. The two new colours don’t add anything to the…

Sachtler Cine Series fluid heads hold camera rigs up to 50kg

Feb 14, 2024
John Aldred

Sachtler has announced three new fluid tripod heads. They fall under the new Cine Series banner, with three models appearing at launch. There’s the Cine…

Blackmagic adds Cinema Camera 6K Gyro data to DaVinci Resolve in 18.6.5 update

Feb 14, 2024
John Aldred

Blackmagic has announced its newest update to its video editing software, DaVinci Resolve. Amongst other features, the new update ass support for stabilisation using gyro…

This guy bought a $35 Fuji X100V knock-off so you don’t have to

Feb 13, 2024
John Aldred

AliExpress is kind of a double-edged sword. It’s a place where you can get some great bargains if you know what you’re looking for. I’ve…

Canon certainly is not #1. We are, says Sony

Feb 13, 2024
John Aldred

Last week, Canon put out a statement boasting that they were the #1 mirrorless camera brand in the USA. They said that this was the…

Insta360 Ace Pro can now be a webcam thanks to new firmware

Feb 12, 2024
John Aldred

Insta360 has announced a new firmware for the Insta360 Ace Pro (buy here). The new update adds a feature that many expected to see at…

The Camera Wars are dead – All of them

Feb 12, 2024
John Aldred

The “megapixel wars” began as soon as DSLRs started appearing on the scene. Nikon’s flagship D2h could only shoot 4.1 megapixels. Then came 6, then…

Watch this retro review of 2002’s Canon EOS D60

Feb 12, 2024
John Aldred

2002 was a good year for digital photography. At least, it was for me. I’d just bought my first pair of Nikon D100 bodies. I…

Shooting with flash used to be a lot more challenging

Feb 10, 2024
John Aldred

I’ve been shooting with flash pretty consistently for about the past 15 years or so. Before that, I had a couple of speedlights but didn’t…