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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 24, 2017 0 comments

Talking Pictures by DCW takes you on a trip down camera memory lane as it pays homage to the 30th anniversary of Canon’s iconic EOS system in the below video. Showing the various film, DSLR and mirroless cameras in the EOS (Electro-Optical System) universe from 1987 to 2017, the 1.5-minute clip demonstrates how much and, in many cases, how little Canon’s EOS models have changed over the years.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

The new Sony A99 II is a DSLR-like Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) system with a fixed and translucent mirror system. It’s Sony’s first full-frame sensor SLT with an A-mount since the first A99, which was launched in 2012. The new camera features an electronic viewfinder system with high resolution (2.36 million RGB dots) and uses its mirror system for the AF sensor. It combines a standard AF system with a highly sophisticated image sensor AF system; it can use 79 AF areas on its dedicated AF sensor and 399 AF areas on the image sensor, resulting in very fast and reliable focusing. This combination is called “Hybrid Phase Detection AF.” The mirror system allows the user to work with an SLR-type focus system as well as a continuous live preview on the screen or electronic viewfinder.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

Steve Perry is a nature photographer who says, “As much as I enjoy capturing exciting images, I also love telling the story behind them.” In the video below he offers seven great tips & tricks for customizing mid-range and professional Nikon DSLRs.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 12, 2017 1 comments

Nikon has been relatively quiet in introducing DSLRs aimed at enthusiast photographers in the past year but that all changed this morning with the announcement of the new D7500, the company’s latest camera in the D7000 line. The Nikon D7500, which replaces the D7200 from 2015, uses the same 20.9MP, DX-format (APS-C) CMOS sensor with no low pass filter as the flagship DX-format Nikon D500.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

Nikon is celebrating its upcoming 100th Anniversary with the introduction of two special-edition flagship DSLRs and a selection of commemorative lenses, collectible items and binoculars.

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments

Capturing “the decisive moment” is more than just clicking the shutter at the right time and it’s more than luck, too. It’s an artful combination of experience, talent, and preparation. Being prepared for the unexpected is just as important to photojournalists and documentary photographers as it is to a Scout and that includes selecting and using gear that can be deployed at that right time, even if preparing for a single shot or two takes several hours. Some of these tools may be obvious while others not so much.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 15, 2017 0 comments

Canon announced two new DSLRs for enthusiast and entry-level photographers this morning: the EOS 77D and EOS Rebel T7i cameras. The Canon EOS 77D slots just below the 80D and just above the Rebel T6s in the company’s DSLR lineup. The Canon Rebel T7i, on the other hand, is the direct successor to the T6i, the company’s entry-level DSLR.

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George Schaub Posted: Feb 14, 2017 0 comments
My contention has always been that a real live camera affords superior image quality over any smartphone. But you know that already, especially when it comes to optical options, low-light capability, high ISO, video capability, and, perhaps most importantly, the experience of being able to see what you are shooting (through the optical finder of a DSLR) in bright light.
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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 09, 2017 0 comments

Though it was announced late last month, the new 24-megapixel Pentax KP DSLR made its official debut at the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week and we put our grubby little paws all over this compact yet rugged APS-C sensor-based DSLR.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 08, 2017 0 comments

Every year lately, Canon sends out an image from the Super Bowl showing the majority of sports photographers at the big game using the company’s familiar “white” professional lenses. And this past Super Bowl, as you can see in the above image from the game, the number of Canon shooters seems to have grown.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just announced the Pentax KP, an ultra-compact, weatherproof DSLR designed for outdoor and travel photographers who shoot on the run and want to travel light. The camera packs many of the advanced features of the sophisticated Pentax K-3 II into a slim, mobile body that weighs only 1.4 pounds.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

The newest version of Canon’s workhorse, full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark IV, offers a brand-new 30.4MP sensor system, while its forerunner used a 22MP sensor. The new sensor offers Dual Pixel Raw images and new Raw converter software, Digital Photo Professional 4. In addition, the new sensor offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which first appeared in the Canon EOS 70D and is helpful when shooting in live view mode or when recording videos.

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 06, 2017 0 comments

Some trends just won’t go away: Billboard magazine notes that U.S. vinyl album sales are up 53 percent, generating $416 million in sales. Stereophile, our sister publication, reviews new analog audio equipment and you can purchase new Nikon F6 or Leica M-A film cameras from Shutterbug advertisers. Ferrania is back making film and the Japan Camera Hunter website is making their own film, a discontinued Agfa emulsion they’re calling JCH StreetPan 400. Amazon’s top-selling photo item is Fuji’s Instax Mini Instant Film. There’s even a new twin-lens instant camera, Mint’s InstantFlex TL70, and yes, I gotta get me one of those.

The Editors Posted: Jan 05, 2017 1 comments

Now that 2016 is done and dusted, we’ve had a chance to look back at all the cameras and lenses we reviewed this past year and have chosen ten of our absolute favorites. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 04, 2017 0 comments

It’s official: the Nikon D5600 DSLR that was launched overseas late last year is coming to U.S. shores this month.

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