Bert Stephani does a video review of the Fuji X100s in Brussels. A very nice discussion and tour through the city shooting two women in various settings. His use of a small corded off-camera flash is brilliant. [via Zapong]
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Whether or not the DSLR is dead, Zack Arias’s enthusiasm is contagious. Yes, he may be prone to hyperbole but so what? Who isn’t when they love a new gadget? Dig the dumbek playing that happens at about the 3 minute mark.
Sony DSC-RX1 Review James Duncan Davidson has put together an excellent review of the Sony RX1. Coincidentally, I’ve rented one for a week and have it in my possession right now and I can say without hesitation that his review is extremely worthwhile to read if you have any interest in this camera (which I [...]
This is a great promotional video from Sony on the assembly of their RX1 full frame, fixed lens camera, a smartphone and a camcorder. The RX1, which is the piece I’m interested in is in the upper left-hand corner.
DSLR-less For the past few years my Canon 5D and associated lenses have been sitting in a drawer, unused. I’m still taking plenty of pictures but I take them on hikes with smaller cameras; there’s no way I want to lug a big or even a small DSLR on a hike. I prefer smaller cameras [...]
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California. As some of you know I’ve been taking images of Richard Meier’s architecture at the Getty for over eight years now, almost all with a Canon 5D and a variety of high end zoom lenses. Today I had my Canon Powershot S100 and a rented Sony RX100 and I [...]
The SlingShot: A Double Duty Phone Grip and Tripod I don’t have one of these yet (ordering after posting) but it looks great to me. Best part: the SlingShot’s flexible cradle holds any smartphone ever — from the new iPhone 5 to the oldest Android (with or without a case too)! I have a 4S [...]
This is a great (old) video of professional photographer Gary Knight sets up his Canon G10 (now G12) as a street photography camera. He adds a hotshot 35mm viewfinder He presets the zoom lens to 35mm and locks it there He sets ISO to 200 or 400 (film speeds he’s used to) He saves all [...]
Flickr member Steve J Makin has posted an interesting shot of his current city walk-around camera kit and this is the kind of kit that interests me. This is not an inexpensive kit but it’s a lot smaller than its DSLR equivalent. Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Digital Camera $1699.95 Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R Lens (on [...]
I have three camera systems: Canon EOS 5D with some nice lenses, Canon PowerShot S100, and an iPhone 4S. The Canon 5D is the most capable camera but also the biggest, heaviest, and most difficult to have with me all the time. The iPhone is the smallest, easiest to have with me all the time [...]
Flickr member soelin took this spectacular image with a Sony RX100, a small, high end point and shoot camera. This is an impressive image, click through and look at it large. It’s well taken but the camera recorded a huge amount of detail. Wow.
First look at Canon’s new EOS-M camera, aimed at the red hot market segment between point and shoot and DSLR. This is a camera that appeals to me, it has a large sensor so image quality will be high and noise will be low yet is small and simple, not having the mirror and prism [...]
Wouter Brandsma Wouter Brandsma lives in the Netherlands, is a Ricoh compact camera fanatic and is an excellent photographer. This was posted in 2009 but I’ve been following Wouter for a while and I’m bumping it up (changing it’s posting date) so those of you who don’t know his photography can take a look. He’s [...]
Everything you need to know about buying a camera Vlad Savov has really done a great job of laying out the pieces of this puzzle you need to think about and in what order. Ultimately, the number one lesson in photography is that there are always tradeoffs. If you want the best possible image quality, [...]
Use Your iPhone’s Headset to Take Pictures From Afar iOS 5 brought us the ability to use the “up” volume button on an iPhone to take a picture but I just read in lifehacker that you can use the iPhone’s earbud remote volume control to do the same thing. This will allow the propping up [...]
Speedlight Mastery Trailer from Damien Lovegrove on Vimeo. This is an excellent instruction video on how to make off camera flash more like mottled sunlight using some foliage taped to a light stand (he calls the foliage a “dingle”). He using a Canon DSLR, a 70-200mm lens, a camera mounted IR controller to fire the [...]
Looks like Canon is about to come out with a new compact point and shoot which will replace the S95 which replaced the S90: Canon S100: The New Pocket Powerhouse Point-and-Shoot. Here’s Canon’s “official” page on it: PowerShot S100. Here’s DP Review’s Canon Powershot S100 Preview. As yet we’ve only been able to handle an [...]
Mt. Everett, Massachusetts. I took my wife Anne on a walk around Guilder Pond on the shoulder of Mt. Everett before the mountain laurel went by. I took my Canon 5D and a few lenses because the walk was short. Glad I did, the flowers were in perfect bloom and the light was great. The [...]
A few years ago I had a revelation: carrying a big DSLR kit on a hike doesn’t work for me. It’s a lot of extra weight, dealing with setting up shots is rude to other hikers with me who just want to hike and not stop every few minutes, and the kinds of images I [...]
Capture Camera Clip System Peter Dering has come up with a very interesting tool for attaching cameras with quick release plates to belts, harnesses, packs, and more. He’s using Kickstarter to fund his project and whether or not you pledge money, it’s worth watching the video to see the idea in action. It looks to [...]