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The Steadicam Air is a $500 Monopod with a ‘Gas Pedal’

Source link Tiffen, parent company of Steadicam, has just announced the Steadicam Air. It’s a “revolutionary” new pneumatic monopod for photographers that does height adjustments using gas lift. The carbon fiber monopod features a rubberized foot on the bottom that provides non-slip operation. When you’d like to adjust the height, ...

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Kodak is Bringing Back T-MAX P3200 Film

Source link The film renaissance marches on. Kodak Alaris just announced today that it will be bringing back Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 TMZ, the multi-speed panchromatic black-and-white negative film. P3200 TMZ has a nominal film speed of ISO 800, but the “P” designation means that it’s designed to be push-processed ...

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Sony Unveils the HVL-F60RM Flagship Flash with Guide Number 60

Source link Sony just announced HVL-F60RM, the company’s new flagship flash with guide number 60. It’s a flash that “combines continuous flash performance with advanced operability and wireless control,” Sony says. The HVL-F60RM covers illumination angles from 20mm (down to 14mm with the wide panel) up to 200mm with “uniform ...

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Pentax K-1 Mark II Offers ISO 819200 and Handheld Pixel Shift

Source link Ricoh has just announced the Pentax K-1 Mark II, a successor to the original K-1 that was unveiled in February 2016. The latest camera promises better image quality and enhanced performance for shooting in difficult environments. The K-1 Mark II shares many of its core features and specs ...

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Canon 6D vs 6D Mark II: A Real-Life Noise Comparison

Source link Canon released its 6D Mark II in 2017, and the Internet has been abuzz ever since then discussing its high ISO performance. There have been reports that the Mark II creates more noise at high ISOs than the original 6D. But the thing about these comparisons is that ...

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f/1.2 vs f/1.4 vs f/1.8

Source link Canon currently offers three different 85mm lenses: the $370 85mm f/1.8, the $1,600 85mm f/1.4L IS, and the $1,900 85mm f/1.2L II. If you’re wondering how they stack up, check out this 9-minute video by self-proclaimed photography nerd Kai Wong, who recently went hands-on by comparing the trio ...

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Samyang Unveils the XP 50mm f/1.2 for 50MP Photos and 8K Video

Source link Samyang has just announced a new premium lens, the XP 50mm f/1.2 for Canon EF full frame cameras. It’s a manual focus lens that’s designed for shooting 50-megapixel photos and 8K videos. The new 50mm f/1.2 is the third lens in Samyang’s premium XP (“XPert”) lens lineup, following ...

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Sony Creates Groundbreaking Backlit CMOS Sensor with Global Shutter

Source link Sony just announced a groundbreaking development in the world of camera image sensors: it has created a 1.46-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that has global shutter. This is the first-ever CMOS sensor of over 1MP that has both back-illumination and global shutter. Backside illumination (BSI) is an image sensor ...

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Are $5 IKEA LADDA Batteries Identical to $20 Eneloop Pro Batteries?

Source link Do you use Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries in your photo equipment? You may be able to get the same performance at a much lower cost. This interesting 7-minute video from Matthew Eargle of AirborneSurfer looks into whether these relatively expensive batteries ($20 per pack of 4) are actually identical to ...

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