If you use power banks to charge your phone or other gear on the go pay attention. If the price sounds too good to be true: it probably is. A cheap power bank may explode and cause a serious disaster – and this is just what happened to a man in China recently. While riding on a bus, his power bank exploded in his backpack and set it on fire.
While more commonly known for their filters and their upcoming cine lenses, NiSi recently announced their new NM-180 Macro Focusing Rail. Focusing rails are essential pieces of kit for serious macro photographers that allow them to create images that might otherwise be impossible, but how well does the new NiSi NM-180 stack up? Maybe pun intended.
I’ve been using the NiSi Macro Focusing Rail for a few weeks now. The short version of this review is that for what it costs, it’s an extremely well-made device, that has some thoughtful design considerations and does exactly what it’s supposed to. In my opinion, it’s well worth what it costs. But how do focusing rails work and why do you need one?
With all the talk of the Canon EOS R5’s overheating and shortcomings for filmmakers lately, it can be difficult to remember that this camera was primarily designed for shooting stills. And stills is what still primarily interests a lot of would-be Canon EOS R5 owners. In fact, there are many photographers out there who are only interested in stills and don’t care about video one bot.
So, how does the EOS R5 hold up as a photography camera? You know, it’s primary purpose? Well, Gordon Laign at Camera Labs has posted an extremely in-depth review of the EOS R5, and it should answer just about every question you might have about the camera and how well it works for photography.
Olympus has now officially announced the leaked-a-little-early-by-Amazon-Canada, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. It’s their fourth generation of Olympus’ entry-level OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera and comes with a new 20-megapixel sensor, TruePic VII processor and a new focus on shooting selfies.
The OM-D E-M10 Mark IV comes equipped with a flip-down LCD with on-screen controls to help making selfie-shooting easier. Although, they they’d do this with a flip-down LCD when you’re typically going to be having it on a mini tripod or something that obscures the view vs a flippy-out LCD I’ve no idea.
Ansel Adams is, without a doubt, one of the greatest and most influential American landscape photographers. In his latest video, Martin Kaninsky looks at not only Ansel’s work, but his life and what influenced his work to become as recognizable and influential as it was. If you’re a fan of this great photographer’s work, I’m sure you’ll love this video and the presentation.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS is a newly announced lens from Olympus. If you’re looking for a super-zoom lens for, say, wildlife or sports, looks like this one could be the right choice. Since it’s compatible with Olympus’ 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, you can get up to 1600mm equivalent focal length with this lens.
After the initially leaked image and specs, Tamron has now officially announced the new zoom lens for Sony E-mount. The Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is in the works, but it looks like we won’t have it in our hands for a while longer, as the company has only announced the development of the lens for now.