Adobe has released an update today adding full RAW support for Canon's newest cameras including the EOS Rebel T7i, EOS 77D, and the EOS M6 as well as the Pentax KP. New lens profiles have also been added for a variety of lenses. A handful of bugs were also corrected. These updates are available for the newest Lightroom CC and you should be able to download immediately. Also, check out our recent comparison of the Canon T7i and 77D to see which new DSLR might be best for you!
Gimbals have been a pretty frustrating experience for me thus far. I have tried everything from the higher end DJI Ronin M to cheaper $500 models and I just haven’t found anything that I loved. I absolutely was a huge fan of the smooth motion they were able to provide, but the setup, construction, ergonomics, weight, and other issues seemed to just be a thorn in my side. Now enter the Zhiyun Crane, a portable, powerful, well built, and easy to use 3 axis stabilization system that costs less than $650! To me, this is a game changer.
The Sony A99II absolutely has my favorite spec list of all time. While using one of the most amazing full frame 42mp sensors on the market today from the A7RII, the A99II is still able to maintain 12fps with full AF and AE. Combined with a Hybrid AF system with 399 on sensor AF points paired with a traditional 79 point dedicated AF sensor and 5 axis in body image stabilization, the results are unparalleled by any other competing system. In true Sony fashion, videographers are never left to the curb since the A99II has 4k recording at up to 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, log recording, focus peaking, my favorite tilt screen mechanism, and a host of other features. If we just stopped there, the A99II would be the greatest camera of all time. But there is always more to the story so let’s dive a bit deeper with this Sony A99II Review Purchase: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
SSD drives offer insanly high speed rates and much greater protection from shock and drops so it only makes sense to pick up some external high speed SSD drives for storing important files and for using as working drives. I have personally been using the Samsung T3 series to allow me to edit video projects from my laptop on a drive the size of a thick credit card. These drives easily handle the speeds needed for 4k video editing and keep my data secured. Well now Western Digital wants in and I am stoked. Check out more information after the break.
Sigma has just released 4 new professional lenses. All will be compatible with Sigma Optimization Pro software and the Sigma USB dock for updating the lenses and configuration. They are also announced with availability for Canon EF, Nikon, and Sigma mounts. Sony users can utilize the Sigma MC-11 Sony E mount converter to use the Canon EF version for Sony E mount cameras. Currently there has been no announcement for Sony A mount systems. Pre-orders, timelines, cost and more information is on the way so check back soon and check out the details past the break.
Canon is having a rather big day today with the introduction of 3 new cameras. The new Mirrorless EOS M6 will probably be the star of the show bringing the most features to an incredibly small package. Both the Canon T7i and 77D DSLRs offer almost the same feature set with different body styles. Notably absent from these 3 new cameras is 4k video recording which both Sony and Panasonic have been pushing even in their entry lines. Look for these new cameras to begin delivery on March 30th.
Canon T7i: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Canon 77D: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Canon M6: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
Tamron has just announced 2 new lenses to the lineup, a Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 VC and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 VC for APS-C lenses. These lenses bring updated construction with moisture resistance, new elements for reducing glare and ghosting, and high speed motors with near silent autofocus. Check out all the details after the break.
The Sony a6500 is a faster and more stable version of the Sony A6300 with probably the best image quality and features of any camera in the world. But sometimes a camera needs more than just an awesome spec list so let's take a look at the Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Camera Review
Purchase the Sony A6500: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Stop everything you are buying...The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art is the lens you want. It simply is one of the greatest lenses every made. With unbelievable characteristics, solid build, and stunning design, what else could you want? Oh, and it's the most affordable 85mm F1.4 around and available for both Canon & Nikon DSLRs. Check out the full review past the break.
Purchase this lens today: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama
In what has to be the worst kept secret, the Panasonic GH5 has officially been unwrapped confirming everything we already knew. The biggest new features include a new 5 axis image stabilization system, 4k video at up to 60fps, 10 bit 4.2.2 recording, and a new 20MP sensor promising better performance. But this list of improvements for this one goes on forever so head past the break for all the details.
Preorder: B&H Photo | Adorama
Panasonic G85 takes the already amazing Panasonic G7 and brings it to the next level by adding 5 axis image stabilization, a weather resistant magnesium alloy body, and some new hardware changes to the mix. But these new features come at a higher price so let's see if this mirrorless camera is up to challenging some amazing DSLRs from Canon & Nikon as well as the mirrorless Sony A6300.
Purchase the Panasonic G85: B&H Photo | Amazon
Purchase the Panasonic G85: B&H Photo | Amazon
The Best and Worst Cameras of 2016 with Max Yuryev and a full look at the gear we use. There have been some awesome cameras on the market for 2016 and we go over our favorites from all the best and worst DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. Stay tuned for the end where we show off the gear we own and what we use for both photography and video. Check out the full video after the break