There has been a lot of anticipation and a lot of speculation floating around as to when Nikon would announce the D7200 and what kind of upgrades we would see from it’s predecessor, the D7100. Wait no longer, as Nikon just spilled the beans on it’s newest DSLR. The camera is expected to be available in early April with a MSRP is $1,200 USD for the body only or $1,700 USD with the 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens. Since I know you’re anxious to see what it all has to offer, let’s cut straight to the chase.[Read More…]
If you suffer from GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) and would like to sooth the itch for a while, or if you’re simple jealous of your friend’s cameras collection and want to outdo him, this eBay listing is going to make your day.
A collection of roughly 600 cameras, manufactured by Kodaks, Ikontas, Canon, Nikon, Leica, Retina, Voigtlander, Minox, Hit, Polaroid, Revere, Rollei and others, is now for sale on eBay.
The collection represents 100 years of camera history with the oldest camera being from 1880 and the latest is from 1980.
At an average of $60 a piece, these cameras can be yours for $34,900.
Perfect Effects 9 Premium Edition includes hundreds of fully customizable presets and filters. There’s a version for Windows or for Mac OS X and it can be used as a plug-in with Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Apple Aperture or as a standalone app.
The software is now available for free as a special offer for 500px members, but anyone can download it. All you need to do is fill in your email, name and country and a download link and license number will be sent to you within minutes.
As a pro photographer there are all sorts of little tips & tricks that you learn on the job.
Aside from the basics – camera, lenses, lighting etc. there are those little secrets of the craft that help you go from amateur to pro. These are little tricks of the trade that I have picked up from my years as a photographer. One of the things we photographers are great at is “improvising” I have seen some of my fellow photographer friends come up with the funniest tools for getting the job done.
10 things never to be without when heading out on a photoshoot. All of these things can be picked up at your local grocery/hardware store.
A list of specs supposedly belonging to a test camera has found its way to the web, and despite certain similarities to the 1D X, reports deny it is the 1D X Mark II.
The 5D Mark IV is expected towards the end of the year and hopes are high that the test camera is a draft of sorts.
But while 4K video, super high ISO and a substantially boosted burst mode will be greatly appreciated by some, a possible decrease in the sensor’s megapixels could rain on their parade.
There’s no longer a question whether or not the D7200 exists, the only question is when we will finally see it.
Previous reports expected to see the camera announced just before or at the CP+ show. While that obviously didn’t happen (possibly due to the announcement being delayed), it seems that the rumors weren’t far off.
Remember how revolutionary that bullet shot in the matrix was? It was also a few dozens cameras, a full-scale Chroma room and a budget that would probably be enough for a mid-sized indie film. But the effect is totally worth it.
Orcavue took that ceiling fan concept and made it into a product. I guess I can only describe their rig as an upside down biggish ceiling fan with a camera on its arm.
The arm on the Orcavue revolves at 1-2 revolutions per second, and combined with a high FPS camera – say a 120FPS, $500 GoPro – it can create some cool bullet time effects. The team recommends slowing the camera even further in post (say using Twixtor) to get a really slow shot.
According to the latest rumors, Nikon’s next mirrorless camera will include 4K video.
The Nikon 1 J5 is expected to be announced in the next few weeks, and if this rumor is true it will be Nikon’s first camera with 4K video recording capabilities.
While Nikon DSLR users will not be getting 4K just yet, this could be good news for them as well.
Will this put pressure on Canon to Release another 4K DSLR?
One of the best features of mirrorless cameras is the ability to use DSLR lenses. But when using DSLR lenses you immediately fall into one of the flaws of the DSLR lens system: filter design. The mix of filter thread sizes, ‘regular’, thin and extra thin filters and lenshood interaction makes you with there was a better solution.
Owl, “The World First Drop-in filter Adapter” aims to solve the filter problem for mirrorless once and for all with their new indiegogo. Most DSLR to mirrorless adapters are simply a hollow tube pushing the lens away from the camera. They are strong enough to carry a lens, while moving the electric contacts needed for focusing and feedback from the camera bayonet to the adapter bayonet. Owl simply makes a clever use of that space, adding a drop-in filter slot.
Lenses come and go and as we move on we move higher up the lens latter, but according to the Canon 100-400 IS L Mk II teardown post from LensRentals, Roger Cicala is so happy with the build of this lens that it may very well earn the “Best Built Lens Ever” title.
Of course, LensRentals have to fix their own lenses after coming back and having gone through abuse, so Roger is both experienced and equipped to open a $2,200 lens, I would not try this at home.
Roger goes through taking the lens apart step by step starting with the tripod foot and ending with the optical elements. Here are some f the thoughts that will ease you into shelling out the extra $500 from the previous version: