Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 3: At Sea  [LINK]
In the first part of this series, I talked about shooting Kilauea's lava surface-flows using a drone. In the second part I talked about shooting the lava with a DSLR from the ground. This time, I'd like to take you on the mini-adventure of sailing on the Pacific's rough waters and shooting the lava entering the water at the Kamokuna Ocean Entry from a dedicated lava-viewing boat. Please note that ... [Read More]
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Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN for Micro Four Thirds sample gallery  [LINK]
We've already taken the Sony E-mount version of Sigma's super fast 16mm lens for a spin, and we were eager to see how the Micro Four Thirds version stacks up. Announced in fall of 2017, the 32mm equivalent prime includes weather-sealing a nine-blade aperture – all for $450. See our Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN for Micro Four Thirds sample gallery [Read More]
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VESA establishes world's first open standard for HDR displays  [LINK]
HDR is a term increasingly causing confusion amongst both photographers and the masses. 'Isn't it that thing that makes my images look flat and less contrasty by including all the shadows and highlights in my final image?' many of our friends and forum members ask. Well, yes, if it's not done right. But when it comes to displays, the ironic thing is that 'HDR' is meant to make imagery look less fl... [Read More]
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Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Announced  [LINK]
Sony has added the E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom to its lens lineup. Featuring a high-magnification 7.5x optical zoom, the lightweight APS-C E-mount lens is suitable for both still and video shooting. With dimensions of 2.75×3.5 inches and a weight of 11.5 ounces, the compact lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-202.5mm. Optical construction is comprised of one aspherical lens and tw... [Read More]
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PhotoJoseph On Think Tank Photo’s Airport Advantage Plus Rolling Camera Bag  [LINK]
Do you like bags? Of course, you like bags. You’re a photographer; these seem to go hand-in-hand! The problem with bags is that you need *the right one* for every occasion, such as when you need to carry a lot of gear on a plane, but don’t want to have to check it. Airline bag restrictions are tight, and if your bag is an inch oversized, it could be destined for the hold, so keeping up... [Read More]
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Tamron Rings In 2018 With VIP Club  [LINK]
Tamron is ringing in the new year with its new VIP Club. Photographers and other creatives who own multiple Tamron lenses and have registered them online through the company’s website are eligible for special benefits in one of three tiers—Silver, Gold and Platinum. Eligibility applies to Tamron lenses registered since May 2011 through January 15, 2018. Here’s a snapshot of benef... [Read More]
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RED WEAPON Of Choice  [LINK]
Photography, as we know it, is about to change. The much-promised convergence of photographic and videographic cameras has arrived, thanks to professional-grade 4K cameras and their cinema glass. Instead of shooting 8 or 10 or 20 fps, a photographer can shoot at 30 fps or even 60 fps and pull out high-res images. Imagine the kind of cameras we will have some day in the future. They will be adept a... [Read More]
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Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Announced  [LINK]
Sony has added the E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom to its lens lineup. Featuring a high-magnification 7.5x optical zoom, the lightweight APS-C E-mount lens is suitable for both still and video shooting. With dimensions of 2.75×3.5 inches and a weight of 11.5 ounces, the compact lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-202.5mm. Optical construction is comprised of one aspherical lens and tw... [Read More]
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Hands-On Review: Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS  [LINK]
Most professional photographers steer away from zoom lenses with focal lengths that extend across several more than two focal-length ranges, due to concerns over image quality. You’ll see pros using zooms that are ultra-wide-angle on one end and wide-angle on the other (something like a 14-24mm), wide-angle to standard (24-70mm), telephoto to super-telephoto (100-400mm) and so on, but a lens... [Read More]
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JOBY GripTight PRO TelePod, GorillaPod Mobile Rig Launch  [LINK]
Manfrotto has announced two new JOBY products, the GripTight PRO TelePod and the GorillaPod Mobile Rig, content creation tools for videographers, photographers and journalists that are designed to make shooting video and live streaming easy. The 12.7-ounce GripTight PRO TelePod is a telescoping tripod for creatives shooting video for live-streaming and social-media platforms. It’s compatible... [Read More]
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5 Top Field-Tested Lenses  [LINK]
Hands-on reviews of some of the outstanding lenses Digital Photo Pro took on the road in 2017, from primes to zooms. 1. Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art This superstar portrait lens features exceptional optics and great performance at a reasonable price. Read More… 2. Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A high-performance zoom without the high price tag usually associated with this level of q... [Read More]
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Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Announced  [LINK]
Sony has added the E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom to its lens lineup. Featuring a high-magnification 7.5x optical zoom, the lightweight APS-C E-mount lens is suitable for both still and video shooting. With dimensions of 2.75×3.5 inches and a weight of 11.5 ounces, the compact lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-202.5mm. Optical construction is comprised of one aspherical lens and tw... [Read More]
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Tamron Rings In 2018 With VIP Club  [LINK]
Tamron is ringing in the new year with its new VIP Club. Photographers and other creatives who own multiple Tamron lenses and have registered them online through the company’s website are eligible for special benefits in one of three tiers—Silver, Gold and Platinum. Eligibility applies to Tamron lenses registered since May 2011 through January 15, 2018. Here’s a snapshot of benef... [Read More]
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RED WEAPON Of Choice  [LINK]
Photography, as we know it, is about to change. The much-promised convergence of photographic and videographic cameras has arrived, thanks to professional-grade 4K cameras and their cinema glass. Instead of shooting 8 or 10 or 20 fps, a photographer can shoot at 30 fps or even 60 fps and pull out high-res images. Imagine the kind of cameras we will have some day in the future. They will be adept a... [Read More]
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JOBY GripTight PRO TelePod, GorillaPod Mobile Rig Launch  [LINK]
Manfrotto has announced two new JOBY products, the GripTight PRO TelePod and the GorillaPod Mobile Rig, content creation tools for videographers, photographers and journalists that are designed to make shooting video and live streaming easy. The 12.7-ounce GripTight PRO TelePod is a telescoping tripod for creatives shooting video for live-streaming and social-media platforms. It’s compatible... [Read More]
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Hands-On Review: Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS  [LINK]
Most professional photographers steer away from zoom lenses with focal lengths that extend across several more than two focal-length ranges, due to concerns over image quality. You’ll see pros using zooms that are ultra-wide-angle on one end and wide-angle on the other (something like a 14-24mm), wide-angle to standard (24-70mm), telephoto to super-telephoto (100-400mm) and so on, but a lens... [Read More]
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The Camera Store TV’s Best & Worst Gear Of 2017  [LINK]
The annual Best & Worst show has become a TCSTV tradition, and is always among our most popular shows. 2017 was a fascinating, often confusing year for the photo and video industries, so Chris Niccolls and I debated our list (especially best stills camera of the year) constantly, leading up to the shoot. We decided there was no way for us to cover everything interesting this year, so we asked ... [Read More]
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5 Top Field-Tested Lenses  [LINK]
Hands-on reviews of some of the outstanding lenses Digital Photo Pro took on the road in 2017, from primes to zooms. 1. Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art This superstar portrait lens features exceptional optics and great performance at a reasonable price. Read More… 2. Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A high-performance zoom without the high price tag usually associated with this level of q... [Read More]
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Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Announced  [LINK]
Sony has added the E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom to its lens lineup. Featuring a high-magnification 7.5x optical zoom, the lightweight APS-C E-mount lens is suitable for both still and video shooting. With dimensions of 2.75×3.5 inches and a weight of 11.5 ounces, the compact lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-202.5mm. Optical construction is comprised of one aspherical lens and tw... [Read More]
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PhotoJoseph On Think Tank Photo’s Airport Advantage Plus Rolling Camera Bag  [LINK]
Do you like bags? Of course, you like bags. You’re a photographer; these seem to go hand-in-hand! The problem with bags is that you need *the right one* for every occasion, such as when you need to carry a lot of gear on a plane, but don’t want to have to check it. Airline bag restrictions are tight, and if your bag is an inch oversized, it could be destined for the hold, so keeping up... [Read More]
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Hands-On Review: Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art  [LINK]
Sigma has been making quite a name for itself, thanks largely to the company’s high-end “Art” lenses, which rival—and often exceed—the quality of the best lenses from the camera manufacturers, at a lower price, to boot. Available for Nikon, Canon and—via the company’s MC-11 adapter—Sony E mount, the Art series gives shooters of the major full-frame s... [Read More]
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Tamron Rings In 2018 With VIP Club  [LINK]
Tamron is ringing in the new year with its new VIP Club. Photographers and other creatives who own multiple Tamron lenses and have registered them online through the company’s website are eligible for special benefits in one of three tiers—Silver, Gold and Platinum. Eligibility applies to Tamron lenses registered since May 2011 through January 15, 2018. Here’s a snapshot of benef... [Read More]
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Hands-On Review: Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS  [LINK]
Most professional photographers steer away from zoom lenses with focal lengths that extend across several more than two focal-length ranges, due to concerns over image quality. You’ll see pros using zooms that are ultra-wide-angle on one end and wide-angle on the other (something like a 14-24mm), wide-angle to standard (24-70mm), telephoto to super-telephoto (100-400mm) and so on, but a lens... [Read More]
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Top Photographers Share Their Lighting Techniques  [LINK]
These professionals have mastered the use of light to create exceptional work, from editorial to sports to wedding photography. Plus, check out Digital Photo Pro’s Portrait Lighting Essentials Guide. 1. Joe McNally: Master Storyteller The photographer balances creativity with lighting and technical prowess to tell compelling stories with his images. Read More… 2. Jerry Ghionis: Seein... [Read More]
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