The good people at Fujifilm Canada have made an X-T2 available to me for review. It came with the little flash in the box and two lenses, the Fujinon 10-24/4 and the Fujinon 55-200/3.5-4.8. Care to find out how it fared in my testing, and whether I recommend it? Read on my friends...Read More
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A beauty dish is a wonderful light shaping tool. Using one well takes a fair bit of practice from a positioning perspective, but once you build the skill, there is no other light shaper like a good beauty dish. Some manufacturers such as Profoto refer to these light shapers as soft lights. In this review I look at the absolutely awesome MOLA softlight lineRead More
The question being posed is whether the EOS-M5 is Canon's best mirrorless ever. The answer is unabashedly, and wholeheartedly, yes. The more relevant question is whether the EOS M5 is a competitive offering, coming as it does, late to the game, and onto a field with other better established and well respected competitors. Join me in this review, and you'll see my answer at the end, but more importantly be able to answer for yourself.Read More
The team at Broncolor Canada have a great event coming up on March 29th in Toronto and on April 1st in Montreal. Come and meet acclaimed Swiss photographer Jessica Keller in a full day lighting seminar. Registration links are below. Cost for the seminar is $150Read More
Readers know that I am a fan of fast glass. I love the flexibility it gives me and I tend to shoot fast lenses wide open because of that flexibility. I have no fear of flash, I just like the ability to make an image wherever I might want to. My latest opportunity is the review of Sigma's ART series 20mm f/1.4Read More
I was heading to a motorcycle show and wanted a small high quality camera to use, that would not involve me taking anything that would not fit in a pocket. I expected to be on and off bikes all day and wanted nothing swinging on a strap or requiring a bag. Bryan Weiss of Daytripper Photo, knows the high end point and shoot space better than I so I asked his advice. His first reaction matched mine, which was to reach for Sony RX-100 Mark IV. Then he asked if I was willing to try something new and thus began my working day with the Lumix LX10.Read More
The folks at Nikon Canada have sent me a pair of KeyMission products to have a look at. I was initially curious as to why a solid camera company like Nikon would get into action and 360 cameras. To me this seemed a strange decision but I thought it would be worthwhile to have a look.Read More
Based on the panic induced drop in stock price following Nikon's recent announcement of financials for the third quarter ending December 31st, 2016, there's an enormous amount of noise that Nikon is done, that the company is over, yadda, yadda, yadda. I don't think so.Read More
Folks shooting Sony's full frame E mount bodies want choices in glass and while Sony is dramatically investing in new glass, many buyers are coming from a different system. If you have Sigma Canon EF mount lenses and would like to use them effectively on a Sony E mount full frame body, you might just be in luck with the Sigma MC-11.Read More
One of the most desired and anticipated lenses in Sigma's ART lineup was a replacement for their proven, but showing its age, 85/1.4Sigma announced the ART version and it is now shipping in volume and I thank Gentec International for providing me with a lens to review.Read More
The idea behind Palette is to allow the user of a number of photo and video applications to build a custom control surface for each application. I contacted the manufacturer when the device was first announced, but they were not ready for media review at the time and I forgot about the device for about a year. I recently obtained a Professional version for evaluation. Let's see what we see.Read More
If you use Canon or Canon compatible flashes, whether they have radios in them or not, you know that getting the flash off camera, and being able to control all your flashes directly from the camera position and not have to chase all over the place visiting every flash individually to change settings.Read More
If you've watched anything from Scott Kelby in the last year or so, you've see mention or ads for the platypod pro family of products. I am not being rude by not capitalizing the name, it's how the company does things. I resisted for a long time, but some recent events caused me to rethink. Am I glad that I did? Read on...Read More
If you follow my reviews, you will recall that I called the Nikon D5500 the best consumer level DSLR in the market when it was released. With today's announcement of the D5600 shipping in February 2017, have I changed my mind? Read on to find out.Read More
Every New Year, folks make resolutions. A lot of them never get started, some get accomplished, and by the 3rd of January, life has often gotten in the way. To save you time, gentle reader, I have provided a lengthy list of resolutions for creatives to make your list building quicker. Heck, you might even do some of them!