Seagate recently released NAS specific Ironwolf SSD drives. So what makes them so special that they are specifically for use in a NAS?
Finding a $500 camera setup that can deliver stunning portraits as well as a wide range of other types of photography was a challenge, to say the least! First and foremost I had to put together some bare minimum requirements/standards:
I switched to Sony from Canon on December 31, 2014.
Since then, I’ve cranked through over 50,000 frames on my Sony cameras in the past 4+ years of shooting.
I upgraded to the A7 III in October 2018, following a brief stint where I considered a switch to Fujifilm or Olympus.
So now’s a good time to take a look back at the pluses — and minuses — of my switch to Sony from Canon.
Let’s start with something you need to hear if you are thinking of switching camera system:
Are you a fan of Wes Anderson’s style? How would you like to see the world in the dreamy, whimsical color palette of his movies? Well, Tens wants to provide you with this experience. Their new Spektachrome glasses let you slap an Instagram filter onto your actual vision and turn the world around you into a Wes Anderson’s movie.
A major change – and learning curve – for me this year has been my switch from Nikon to Sony. I’ve already documented the story of my switch to Sony on the blog, but what I have since discovered is the huge possibilities – or as some of us might call it the “confusion of options” – that comes with owning a Sony Alpha camera.
Smartwatches with cameras in wristbands aren’t entirely new. However, the ones we’ve seen so far require you to contort your wrist if you want to point them in different directions. It seems that Apple is trying to solve this problem. The company has recently patented a smartwatch with an adjustable camera built right into the wristband, which allows you to easily position it any way you like.
The original Syrp Genie Mini quickly became a leader in motion control for timelapse photographers and filmmakers. The small form factor made it easy to slip into your camera bag or even a pocket, and take with you just about anywhere. It also offered a lot of control and consistency.
Syrp has today announced its successor, the Syrp Genie Mini II, offering everything the original has but adding WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, Type-C USB and future-proofing it for new features within the Syrp mobile app.
Macro is one of the more difficult subjects that many photographers choose to shoot, especially when we’re travelling. Often, there’s not enough light to go handheld to get the depth of field we need when we’re close to a subject, or our tripods just don’t allow us to get the camera into a good position.
Well, Manfrotto offers up a solution to this problem with the new Befree GT XPRO. It’s a travel tripod with a centre column that can rotate 90° and get extremely low to the ground. It completes the Manfrotto Befree Advanced range of travel tripods and is available in both aluminium and carbon fibre flavours.
Techart has just announced the TZE-01. It’s the world’s first autofocus Sony E to Nikon Z mount lens adapter. The Nikon Z mirrorless cameras have a 2mm shorter flange distance than Sony’s EF mount. Techart has managed to not only take advantage of this tiny space to create what appears to be a fairly solid looking adapter, but they’ve also fit a CPU in there.
Hasselblad has today announced the new X1D II 50C, the next generation in its compact form factor medium format digital cameras. As the name suggests, the X1D II 50C is also 50-megapixels, like its predecessor. But it comes with other upgrades, instead. Hasselblad says they’ve listened to user feedback and improved on the first generation with “enhanced electronics for a quicker and more intuitive medium format experience”.