This was the first feature I had to test. Could the a7r II really focus using Canon lenses with the speed and accuracy of native lenses? If so, this is game changing so check out the video to find out and stay tuned for the full a7rII review and comparison with the Canon 5D Mark III. Check out the full video after the break.
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4k video and a 1" 20MP BSI sensor in your back pocket? I go hands on with the new Sony RX100 Mark IV to see if this $950 camera can deliver where it counts. Sony stuffed quite a bit into this (almost) pocket size camera without cutting corners, especially on the video side of things where you will find their new codec with 4k recording up to 100Mbps and even s-log2. Check out and download the full resolution RAW and JPEG files after the break.
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An LED Light Panel with a CRI over 95, Metal build, and a feature set that will satisfy the pros are tough to find. Finding one 22mm thick at under $500 was impossible, until now. But perfection on a budget is a heck of a goal so check out the Lightstorm LS 1/2w review for a full breakdown on how this light performed. Check out the full review after the break.
Dan Watson with LearningCameras was just featured in the latest issue of Photography Masterclass Magazine with our Samsung NX1 review! As a part of us being in this months issue, we have a special for our viewers of 3 months free subscription.
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Fluid, Stable video for under $1400 is now possible. But it isn’t all perfect so let’s take a closer look at the DJI Ronin M with this Review to see if this Gimbal Stabilizer is the tool you need. While DJI has previous experience with the original Ronin, the Ronin M is very much a new product with several innovative design elements bringing light weight and cost savings to a growing market segment. But it's not quite a home run
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Check out a full review of the LG G4 + an in-depth look at the unbelievable camera. We take a look at RAW performance, manual options, low light tests, and the overall phone because...I guess it is still a phone. There is no debating that this is probably the best camera in any phone on the market today. But do you really need RAW images and other options? Lets put the LG G4 to the test and find out.
For those of you who like Profoto gear (and who doesn't) or just like checking out the amazing images and tutorials of photographers who do use their gear, B&H has a special page dedicated to the amazing work completed with Profoto. There are several in-depth tutorial and informational videos on using off camera flash as well.
This is a bit unexpected...Sigma has announced a new 24-35mm f2 zoom lens featuring similar optical performance to the Sigma 35mm f1.4 which I reviewed previously and was (still am) a big fan of. While the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 (also reviewed) offered an amazing range with a wide aperture, it was still limited to APS-C cameras. However, Sigma's new 24-35mm f2 lens will now work on full frame cameras!
We should expect availability in the next 6 weeks for Canon cameras with Nikon & Sony usually following later. The price has not yet been announced but expect it to be higher than the $799 price tag on the 18-35mm. Unfortunately I find the new 24-35mm to be decidedly less useful. While Sigma touts the ability to replace both 24mm and 35mm prime lenses, the slower aperture will certainly be missed. Unless the price is low, I would likely prefer having the f1.4 apertures on the 24 and 35mm lenses than the convenience of a free spot in my bag.
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The absolutely amazing (at least on the spec sheet) Sony A7R II is now available for your wallets. While slightly more expensive at $3198 for the body, the A7R II offers 4k internal recording with a 42MP backside illuminated sensor with an ISO range up to 100,000. In addition to that crazy sensor, the A7R II boasts in camera 5 axis stabilization 399 phase detection autofocus points and 5fps shooting.
Drooling yet? Me too. And for the video lovers among us, Sony isn't leaving out anything (take note Canon) and all the A7s features such as Log recording, 4k internal, and 1080p at up to 120fps are present.
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The Varavon Armor II Camera Cage allow for easy mounting of accessories and more stable handheld use. Check it out as we review this Camera Cage on the Samsung NX1. The Varavon Armor Cage is also available for the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s and is perfect for videographers and cinematographers alike.
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Lightroom 6 is now out so let's take a look at the best features and if they are worth it to you.
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