When we were told that the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC lens was shipping on April 26, I can’t understate how stoked Pat, Lee and myself were. Since we read the press release, we have been itching to get our hands on one. Why? Because this lens fills a void we have been aching for since DSLRs started shooting quality video. [more]
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Earlier this month we announced a contest where we are giving away 3 Pocketwizard Plus III units and a copy of Peter Hurley’s The Art Behind The Headshot ($700 value). We are entering in the final week of the contest so be sure to hit the full post to read how you can enter. We will pick a random winner May 1st and make the announcement here on Fstoppers. Good luck to everyone who enters; someone is going to be pretty excited next week! [more]
If you are like me then you might not always get caught up in some of the super technical aspects of photography. One aspect of photography I recently investigated was the loss of sharpness caused by Diffraction. Last night while playing with the new Nikon D800 camera I examined lens diffraction and how diffraction can seriously affect the sharpness of your photography. [more]
After two weeks, several thousand entries, many MANY pleading comments and messages, the time has finally come to reveal the winner of our Tamron lens giveaway! The winner receives the coveted Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD lens for Sony, Canon or Nikon crop-sensor mount (winner’s choice). So… was it you? [more]
The Holi festival in India has always been a colorful source of inspiration for photographers but New York-based production company, Variable, wasn’t equipped with a meager Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800 but with the awesome 2,500fps might of the Phantom Flex high speed camera.
Hard drives are something we all need. But in an industry that advances (i.e. depreciates) so quickly and with increases in price due to flooding in Thailand, how can we be sure we’re getting what’s right for us? And how can we stay technologically flexible with upcoming releases when we have ‘old’ hard drives? Do I need Thunderbolt? Do I need more than two hard drives? How can daisy-chaining help me? These are some of the starter questions that lead into an entire breakdown of what you might need in certain situations. [more]
Chinese customs authorities have detained 14 people suspected of smuggling approximately $63.5 million US worth of photo and video equipment. Officers at Gongbei Customs, Zhuhai City, south China’s Guangdong Province, said the smuggling ring has already transported more than 60,000 cameras, 13,623 lenses, 483 flashlight and 1,025 video cameras from Hong Kong to Guangdong from January 2011 to February 15, 2012. [more]
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Between great announcements, imagined concepts, and juicy rumors, there’s never a dull time for gearheads. These last few weeks are no exception. In the full post, read of Zeiss’ new 15mm lens, the only Leica you can bring to a white party, some w i d e Hasselblad rumors, and then some. [more]
It’s bound to happen. With new gear comes new bugs and Canon Rumors has already reported on the first two issues with Canon’s 5D MarkIII.
Image Stabilization Noise
A couple of lenses have been exhibiting strange noises when the shutter button is half depressed on the 5d MarkIII but the image quality is not affected and the noise does not occur during Live View. The two known affected lenses are [more]
Everyone knows that Rebates come and go. Right now however many companies have substantial rebates on some of their top gear. The bad news is apparently a lot of these rebates are coming to an end on April 1st (no joke here). We recently got a phone call from the guys at BH Photo, and I’ve combined all the major deals into one post. If you are in need of some new lenses, cameras, or computer storage, be sure to check out the full post. [more]
Even though both Patrick and I purchased the Nikon D4 and D800 the day the preorder became available (and we are NPS members) the cameras still have not been shipped to us. Ironically B&H was kind enough to send us a 5DM3 for review and we should receive it by tomorrow. Neither of us are Canon shooters so our review may take a while but until then, check out this full review by Philip Bloom.
Adobe releases a new version of it’s flagship editing software Photoshop every year or two. Usually the releases are pretty uneventful except for a few new automated features that full time editors rarely use. Adobe Photoshop CS6 changes this trend and might be the biggest revamp to the photo editing software yet. You can download Photoshop CS6 Beta here to test the software for free, and in the full post I’ll touch on a few key features that might make this update worth considering. [more]