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Sony’s a7RII took the full frame mirrorless market by storm just a few years ago with killer specs, compact design, and unparalleled image quality. With the introduction of the a7RIII, that storm will likely turn destructive to the competition in remarkable ways. But with the same 42MP image sensor, 4k video, and almost identical looking body, it’s easy to feel like this seemingly minor update is less than the DSLR killer. But after shooting with the new Sony a7RIII side by side with the a7RII, I can attest that this is way more than a minor update.
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With a mind boggling 18-400mm zoom lens, Tamron should have your attention! But the question is whether this crazy focal length can still offer amazing image quality. So, let’s take a look at this Tamron 18-400mm VC Lens in this review and see if the performance is worthy of your camera.
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When the Nikon D7500 was first announced, I had a bit of mixed feelings. There were some amazing new specs and the promise of great image quality most of which were inherited from the D500, but Nikon had pulled some of the features that made the Nikon D7200 such an amazing new camera. While I’m still not thrilled about the lack of dual cards for example, for the most part I’m accepting the change so let’s check out this new camera, the image quality, features, and compare it to the growing competition.
These are 5 hacks I use all the time for more creative photos and videos. Whether you need to remove or draw focus away from distracting objects, or just want to enhance and get more creative with your images, these 5 things can be used with any camera and lens to make some fun, interesting, and dynamic photos and videos.
The spec list on the Panasonic GH5 is absolutely ridiculous with 4k @ 60P, 1080p @ 180fps, 10 bit, unlimited recording, and so much more. It brings professional video features to a compact mirrorless camera that takes up less bag space than your average DSLR. But despite it's unassuming looks, it packs an unbeatable punch. So let’s go in-depth after some wedding filmmaking to see if the GH5 really is the ultimate video camera.
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Sony has just completed the Holy Trinity of lenses by releasing a new Sony 16-35mm F2.8 Gmaster Lens. As a part of the Gmaster series, the 16-35 boasts plenty of high end features as well as the promise of incredible sharpness while retaining beautiful defocused areas even at wide apertures. In addition, a super wide 12-24mm F4 lens was also introduced brining another offering to the growing Sony E mount lens lineup. We went hands on with these lenses over several days with both the high resolution Sony A7RII and new powerhouse Sony A9 and the results seem to speak for themselves.
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While drone sales have been increasing at breathtaking speeds, DJI has been one of the few manufactures setting the standard for quality in both drone technology and camera image quality for these aerial UAVs. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro does exactly that with a new camera boasting a larger 1” 20MP sensor capable of 4k video at up to 60fps! But the Phantom 4 Pro is more than just a camera upgrade with a host of new sensors, longer maximum range & flight time, new autonomous mode, speed increase, and more. So let’s take a look at DJI’s newest drone option.
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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
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
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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.
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