How wide is wide enough? Do you want fisheye wide or rectilinear wide? Have you figured out the whole "composing for ultra wide thing"? Read this essay to see if the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 might be the perfect ultra wide for you.Read More
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I want to change that blather about the best camera being "the one that you have with you" to "the best camera to always have with you". Face it, smartphones are wonderful devices, but great foundations for photography they are not. There's a massive difference between taking pictures and making photographs, and if photography is important to you, you want to do the latter, not the former.Read More
As you may know, I provide support and moderation on some different photography forums, and as often comes around, the subject of grain and noise has appeared again, and as is common, the subject is accompanied by an ocean going freighter filled with bullcrap, pseudo science and completely wrong so-called "facts".Read More
Do you know which is the fastest growing space in dedicated cameras these days? As you’ve likely guessed it’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In fact outside of North America, mirrorless is killing it, we appear to be more conservative here, and part of that may be the number of completely invalid ideas about mirrorless. Time for an episode of Mythbusters, The Photo Video Guy style.Read More
In case you had not heard, DxO has acquired all of the components of the Nik Collection from Google, and plans a new version in 2018. They have also updated their product formerly known as DxO Optics to DxO PhotoLab Elite 1 and are already incorporating Nik's unique U Point technology.Read More
On October 18th Adobe made it official that there are two different Lightroom tracks. The product that we have known for two years as Lightroom CC is now called Lightroom Classic and a new version became available to subscribers today.
The name Lightroom CC now refers to a different product, basically Lightroom in the Cloud targeted at clients with smaller photo libraries who want everything in the cloud and nothing stored on a local machine.Read More
For all of us who love photography, we will find two fundamental groups of photo folks on the Internet. Those who are concerned with becoming the best artists that they can, and those who want to discuss minutiae until the Sun goes nova. Sadly the first group gets influenced by the second group and one topic that keeps coming back like an ugly sore is focus breathing.Read More
The 135mm was for years the go-to telephoto. The 135mm seemed to be deposed in favour of longer telephotos, but now it’s back. Let's have a look at what that means to us. And a big thanks once again to the good folks at Gentec International who made the lens available to me for review.Read More
The awesome people at ON1 have advised that the 2018 release of ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is coming at the end of October. Get in on the ground floor of this new release that brings a host of new features and enhancements to this already formidable offering.Read More
With the recent announcement of iOS 11, Apple has delivered on their WWDC promise of new file formats for stills and video. Whether they become industry wide standards is too early to tell, suffice to say that there is finally something potentially better than JPEG and MPEG-4.Read More
At some point, the quest for more resolution runs up against the existing limits to the number of photo sites that can be fit into the physical space of a sensor. The rationale for huge pixel counts on medium format sensors has a mathematical relationship to native print size. And that, may be the salient, if not the only reason why one would look to a 100 megapixel sensor.Read More
The next generation of the speed light is here and it's not a speed light, it's a studio strobe.
Profoto has released the A1. It looks like a speed light. You can mount it to your hotshoe like a speed light. It comes in versions for Canon TTL, Nikon TTL, and Sony TTL, just like the OEM speed lights.Read More
I'd love to tell you that I have an awesome relationship with Sony Canada and that they send me stuff all the time for review. But I make it a point not to lie. I will throw out a huge thanks to my friend Lindsey who made the a7S Mark II and a7R Mark II available to me for some field testing.Read More
It wasn't a deep dark secret that Olympus would be bringing out a follow-on to the E-M10 Mark II, so surprise! Here's the III.
With the micro four thirds space occupied by Olympus and Panasonic and the introduction by Olympus of serious grade lenses over the last year and a bit, the M43 space is really getting traction beyond the entry-level consumer space. These are no longer tiny, lightweight offerings, but very credible image creation tools, that are still quite a bit lighter than DSLR alternatives. Professional bird photographer Scott Bourne has switched completely, and weight was a key factor, and if you listen to his podcast on the PPN Network, you will hear that he really believes in the platform.Read More