Do you use a DLSR lens on a mirrorless camera? Have you ever considered buying a “Dream Lens” for it? It’s pricey and relatively rare, so it’s worth thinking it through. But a member of Sonyalpharumors, Austrokiwi, allowed us to share his review. He bought a Canon 50mm F0.95 lens for his Sony A7rII. And this is how it performs:[Read More…]
I have been holding off buying a Canon / Nikon 85mm for years waiting for Sigma to release the ART version of their 85mm, so as soon at it was announced, I pre-ordered mine.
I’ve had the Sigma ART 85mm f/1.4 for a few weeks now, and I thought that I’d share my experience with this lens.
Getting good quality audio is often the biggest challenge faced by DSLR & mirrorless video shooters. The microphones built into most cameras are notoriously bad. They hear all kinds of background noise and echo, they hiss, and pick up a lot of unwanted sound from the camera itself, like autofocus (or even manual focus adjustments).
The easiest solution, of course, is to use an external microphone. You can then plug this either straight into your camera or a separate portable field recorder. While there are many different types of microphone out there, sometimes a lavalier is your best choice. This is where there Saramonic UwMic9 dual wireless lav mic kit comes in.
On my last visit to China I was invited to review quite an interesting product – a robotic arm. This has nothing to do with photography and everything to do with making. If you are here for the photography tips, move along, there is nothing to see. If you wanna see a kickass robot read on.
The arm is called the Dobot M1 and is curently a tad short of 300% funding on kickstarter. I would not necessarily call this a review. Think of it more as a hybrid between first impressions and a peek into the future.
Datacolor has just announced a big software upgrade to their current line of monitor calibration tools – the Spyder5PRO+ and Spyder5ELITE+, which go with their Spyder5 product family. We reviewed those here.
Ahead of the public release, I had a chance to test out the new software and I think that Spyder5 users are going to be pretty excited about a some of the new features unlocked with the Spyder5 Elite+
Continue reading to find out what’s new and my thoughts on the upgrade…
The One Plus 3 smartphone amazed me in many way. Since the introduction of the first model, the One Plus One (that I’ve reviewed here), the company focused on producing a stellar device on budget. The first iteration was a very good product even if it suffer from some young problems (like the LCD touch problems). The second iteration last year was good but not as good as we were expecting.
With the arrive of the One Plus 3, it seams that the company bring here with us all the best we can have inside one Android smartphone: unibody metal construction, a beautiful 5,5 Full Hd screen, top performance thanks to the Snapdragon 820 with 6 gigabyte of ram, dual Sim support and 64 Gigabyte of memory (not expandable). At the price of 399€ this bevice is a bargain.
I’m a professional wedding photographer and I use my cameras at least 1-3 times a week. Often for 10-12 hours a day and in quite challenging conditions. They get thrown about, knocked, and occasionally dropped (whoops!) I hope this review of the Canon 5D Mark IV gives you a little insight in to the camera, what it can do, what it can’t do and whether it suits your needs. I won’t be covering anything scientific. No test charts, graphs or sensor tests. There are plenty of other great resources for those topics.
Below you will find a menu of topics. I have photographed quite a few weddings and an engagement shoots with the 5D MKIV so feel I have a pretty good grasp of the camera. Whilst I don’t consider myself to be a ‘gear head’ I’ve been waiting to replace my 5D3’s for an awfully long time. As such I’m quite excited – hence the 5D Mark IV review.
I’ll save you some time and give you the short version. If you thought the 5D Mark III was awesome, then you’ll think the 5D Mark IV is awesome. It’s at least as good as its predecessor. It has a few significant new features, but overall, it may not be worth the cost for 5D Mark III owners to upgrade. But it might. If you want to know a little more, keep reading and watching.
In this set of videos from Jim Goldstein at All Things Photo, we get a great in-depth look at the 5D Mark IV’s features. There’s a lot of videos, so you might want to sit back with a large drink, and schedule a bathroom break. There’s a big review, a quick review, and a look at some of the 5D Mark IV’s most asked about features.
When DataColor announced the Spyder5CAPTURE Pro package a few weeks ago, I had to get my hands on one. So we had a chat with DataColor and they sent one over for me to check out. The whole bundle includes four of DataColor’s popular calibration and profiling tools. There’s the SpyderLENSCAL, the SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE and Spyder5ELITE.
My current workflow comprises a mix of X-Rite and Lastolite tools. A ColorChecker Passport, the i1 Display 2 and an Xpobalance. They’ve served me extremely well, so the Spyder5CAPTURE Pro suite has a lot to live up to. The DataColor setup does, however, offer some very distinct advantages over my current system, which we’ll get to throughout the course of the review.
So, let’s have a look at what’s in the box.
I was expecting great things from the YI, as it is getting quite popular review, but I was quite blown away with what you can get for $250. I mean, the YI 4K is half the price of the GoPro, which you would think will put it with the knockoffs bin. But no. It actually scored much higher than the HEro 4 on our tests.
Of course, different people care about different things, so score may vary a bit for you, but all and all, I think it was a very clear cut, and if you judge value for money, it really is a no brainer ( see our comparisson table below)