Most consumer drones top out at a maximum speed of around 50 MPH, give or take a dozen. While impressive, these drones don’t hold a torch to Gemo Copter, the drone with the fastest lift-off time in the world, breaking the Guiness World Record by climbing 326 feet in 3.87 seconds.[Read More…]
Our friends at MagMod are launching their 3rd Kickstarter campaign for a new lighting modifier and if you use speedlites, it’s something to get excited about! It’s called the MagBeam and it’s based on the refractive Fresnel lens used in Hollywood style constant lights, spotlights, and even lighthouses!
Three years ago, DJI introduced the world to its Phantom drone. Since then, DJI has become a brand synonymous with drones, both amateur and professional, for those wanting to take their photography and cinematography to the sky.
Today, the Chinese UAV manufacturer unveils its fourth and latest iteration of its Phantom drone, the Phantom 4. While designed much like its predecessors, the updated drone packs in a plethora of new features users have been waiting for.[Read More…]
People often ask me about the flash equipment I currently use, and what I would do differently if I were to start over today.
I also often see “What should I buy?!?!” posts on photography groups on Facebook, and the simple truth is, we don’t know. We have no idea what you need. We only know what we need.
This two part series of posts is a way for me to provide some insight into how and why I buy new equipment, and hopefully it will help you to look at your gear choices more objectively, so that you buy new gear because you need to, and not because “so-and-so said I should get this”.
In this first part, I’m going to go over my current gear and explain some of the issues I feel I’m having, what walls I’m hitting, as well as the stuff that I’m absolutely not getting rid of (and why).
The delivery date for the Fuji X-Pro2 is set to March 3rd. If this was not a leap year, that would have been in three days. Sadly, we will have to wait for another day before we see it shipped.
If you are considering getting one of those cameras, here is a RAW file right out of a production model that you can edit to experience the Fuji power. (We got a RAW file courtesy of X-shooter Dave Kai Piper and UK model Sam Erised, you can see some edits + the rest of the shoot here).
According to DigitalRev, a new Canon 5D is on the horizon; the camera will not be a 5Dmk4, but a 5Dx, and it will shoot 4K.
if DR is correct, they are sharing quite a bit of information. Including an impressive set of features, and an announcement date. If this is not good enough for you, DR claim that this camera is already roaming the earth in the hands a of few selected photographers.
In 2012, the Impossible Project launched the Instant Lab, a contraption that turns your iPhone snapshots into Impossible instant prints.
While awesome on its own, analog aficionados SUPERSENSE decided to further improve the usefulness of the Impossible Instant Lab by creating the Lab2Cam Conversion Kit, a manual Polaroid SX–70 lens lens attached to a mounting plate that effectively turns the Instant Lab into an instant camera itself.[Read More…]
If you’re a photographer on the move, you’re probably in a constant state of battery anxiety. Many of us carry a couple of USB battery packs with us, but with the new generation of USB-C computers coming to market, it’s possible to charge all of your gadgets – including your laptop -on the go using Anker’s new PowerCore+ power banks. [Read More…]
With all the gear announcements lately, it’s easy to miss a relatively small name like Godox, but they’ve just announced some updates to their popular Lithium-ion powered range of flash units, and their QT600 studio strobes.
The big news here is that Godox have also added Sony TTL to the Godox X series of 2.4Ghz radio triggers and radio enabled flash units.