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Survey: Your Next Camera

Survey: Your Next Camera

Okay folks, we’re doing something a little different today. We want to hear from you about what you’re looking for in a camera, so we’ve put together this nifty survey. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two, and the information will be invaluable to future camera research archaeologists. Actually, it won’t. But, we thought it would at least be kind of fun to take a totally non-scientific approach to assessing the current state of the camera retail market, and what photographers are thinking about when it comes to buying cameras. So without further ado, let’s get to the survey! And if we’ve left anything out, feel free to sound off in the comments. Continue Reading

Staff Pick – CamRanger wireless DSLR camera control

Staff Pick – CamRanger wireless DSLR camera control

CamRanger, because shooting tethered is so 2012.

That’s my personal tagline for CamRanger, the wireless transmitter for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. It’s a pocket-sized box that plugs into your camera and grants you full control over it from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Take pictures, record videos, transfer files, and even use advanced techniques like focus stacking, intervalometer shooting, and HDR—all without having to touch the camera. You can even send files to multiple devices at once, which is great when you have a client on site who wants to preview images. Continue Reading

Opinion: Why I want to go mirrorless, but can’t

Opinion: Why I want to go mirrorless, but can’t

I’ve written pretty extensively on the merits of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In the early days, these cameras were good for saving space, but lacked the performance and image quality of a DSLR, which limited their usefulness to professional photographers. That’s not as big of a problem anymore, however, with technologies like Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus AF system and Fuji’s excellent X-Trans sensors. In fact, there are so many great mirrorless cameras available today that it has never been easier to make the switch from a DSLR.

So why am I still shooting a massive Nikon D4 whenever I have a paid gig? Continue Reading

October 2014 Lab Gallery – Brian Christopher

October 2014 Lab Gallery – Brian Christopher

Brian M. Christopher | Camas, Washington | www.throughwhiteeyes.wordpress.com

Artist Statement: 

As weird as it sounds, I was born a photographer and for a long time I worked as a photojournalist. But I also tried to bring a strong sense of design and composition to all assignments, even breaking news. Now my images lean heavily on content but equally on the visual “feel” that make an effective photograph. Continue Reading

Nikon D750 Review – Balancing act

Nikon D750 Review – Balancing act

It’s the summer of 2008. Nikon has just introduced the D700, a camera that takes the sensor of their first FX-format DSLR, the powerful D3, and puts it into a smaller, lighter, less expensive body. Photographers who can’t afford the $5,000 price tag of the D3 can now get the same class-leading, high-ISO performance for just $3,000 (and in a body that is actually light enough to carry around for more than five minutes.) The D700 becomes the go-to Nikon camera for wedding and event photographers. Fast forward six years, and the D700 is still in use by many of these professionals, if for no other reason than the lack of a true replacement. So when Nikon announced the D750, many people had reason to pay attention. Well, the verdict is in: the D750 both is, and is not, the camera you are looking for.
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