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Alternative Uses for Your Photography Gear

We work in a field where, whatever we buy something for, we use for its intended purpose. Sometimes we just want to save money and dig through our stuff to see what else we can use it for. Here’s a list of things you can use your gear for, either in a pinch or as a better replacement for something else.

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Some of the Best Photos of the Night Sky, and How to Make Your Own

The night sky is an astounding phenomenon that fascinates almost every individual. Stars have been around for thousands of years and yet, humankind is still mesmerized by their beauty. Despite the distance, we have such a strong connection and love for these great unknown entities. Capturing the magnificence of the night sky is highly rewarding and can be an exciting process as well.
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DIY: Build A Video Camera Slider for $30

A recent tutorial online shows us how we’re able to take our video production with the use of a video slider. Often, camera sliders can cost hundreds of dollars, and can even break $1000 for a professional quality one. This latest tutorial shows you how you can make one in just an hour of time, and a mere $30 spent at your local Ikea. [more]

Bringing Quality to the Next Level: a Look at Schneider, Zeiss and Canon Compact Cinema Lenses

It’s not easy to determine which lenses to purchase when there are so many options. After all, lenses are a lifetime investment. There’s a new camera every season, but the quality and craftsmanship of a good lens will never change. In this article you can compare three brands in particular and look at the abilities of their compact prime cinema lenses. [more]

D600 Owners form Class Action Lawsuit

According to Nikon Rumors, D600 owners might have an opportunity to seek compensation for their defective Nikon D600 camera. The law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein is currently seeking plaintiffs in the case that will be filed in the US. We showed you a time-lapse test for dust and oil accumulation on the D600 (seen here) way back when, and it became apparent that the oil and dust issue was pretty extreme, showing up after only 500 actuations.

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What Do You Have For Your Photographic EDC?

EDC (everyday carry) items have always intrigued me. What people carry with them on a daily basis says a lot about who they are. Not to mention it’s a great way to discover those can’t-live-without items I never knew I needed. So I’m curious (and I know you are too): What do photographers carry with them on a day to day basis? [more]

The Looky Loo: A New Way To Make Kids Look At Your Camera

If you are a photographer specializing in kids and baby photography, or if you’re just using your talents to shoot your own kids and family members, this product may interest you. Young kids have a very short attention span, and it’s not always easy to get them to look directly to your camera. The ‘Looky Loo‘ is a new product trying to solve this issue in a very simple way. [more]

Another Beautiful Look into Sigma’s Manufacturing in Aizu, Japan

Last year Sigma released “Sigma Aizu,” an unexpectedly captivating video showing how the company manufactures their products. It was not only a rare look into the process, but also done in such way that mirrors Sigma’s recent change in their attention to detail and love of the craft. Part 2 was just released, and it matches the artistic integrity of the original. [more]

Could this be the new Nikon 1?

In the wake of the announcement of the Fuji XT-1 and Sigma dp Quattro high-end mirrorless cameras, Nikon appears to be taking a second look at their new generation of 1-Series offerings. After lackluster sales of the original launch of the Nikon mirrorless models, it appears that Nikon might be turning its attention to the prosumer market to compete with Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic if these concept images are to be believed. [more]

Adorama Trigger Happy, Published Nikon D4s HD-SLR Specs on Since-Deleted Page

It looks like Nikon is about to unveil its updated version of the D4 at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK this upcoming March, but with slightly unexpected specs. According to an Adorama page just taken down, there are a few rumored improvements for the D4s that Nikon users can anticipate. [more]

Canon Announces New Entry-Level T5, the Powershot G1X Official

Though you can read more about the Powershot G1X here (since the info was leaked early by Best Buy who shortly thereafter removed the page), the Canon T5 experienced no such leak. The T5 is an entry-level affordable ($550) way for newbies to take ditch a point and shoot for a DSLR. It features an 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor. [more]

Sony Announces New Gear, a6000 Among Host of Others

Sony just announced the release of new cybershot and mirrorless cameras along with the release of a new lens. There has been a lot of buzz about some of the products they announced and we are happy to finally get the official announcement.

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Bestbuy Leaks The Canon PowerShot G1 X II

It is true! Bestbuy posted the details to the currently unreleased Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and we are here to keep the information public. The camera is currently for pre-order on their site for only $799, however Canon has not made any announcements for this camera. That’s not too bad of a price considering some of the information we have.  [more]

Fstoppers Reviews – Neewer TT850 Li-Ion Flash

No AA’s? No problem! Late last year Neewer, a company previously bashed for making fake MB-D11 battery grips, released the TT850 speedlight (you may also find this same flash branded as the Godox Ving V850). While not offered by B&H, they can be found on eBay and Amazon, for around $100.  Typically I wouldn’t get too excited about a third party product but there is a particular feature that sets the TT850 apart from its competitors and put it at the top of my list. [more]

Fuji Lenses Outselling Nikon Glass in Rebate Battle

Over the weekend Nikon announced new lens rebates for several popular lenses, but according to numbers we received this morning, Fuji is crushing Nikon in sales numbers, with hundreds more Fuji sold so far today than Nikon. The most popular lenses? The 27mm f/2.8, the 23mm f/1.4 and the 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8. [more]

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