Stories Start Here
Normally, a review of this type of camera would include underwater pictures of coral reefs, extreme snowboarding, or surfing in Hawaii. A quick review of its attributes tells the story:
- Waterproof to 15m/50 feet.
- Shockproof from 2.1 m/7feet
- 5X Optical zoom lens is internal, sealing it from dust and grit
- Has a built in compass, GPS, and altimeter.
- It’s small, compact, and can easily slip into a jacket pocket or
This camera is truly built for the rugged outdoors. But, there’s another side to this camera that makes it a great pick for indoors as well. For the budget-minded dentist, doctor, or medical student, the TG-3 has a feature that no other camera in its class has: an astonishingly good macro, and a clever optional ring flash attachment that makes it even better. Continue Reading
G-Technology just announced three new ruggedized hard drives to compete head-on with LaCie’s Rugged series. What separates the G-Tech drives is that they are actually just enclosures; you can buy them with drives preinstalled, or you can buy the case by itself and use any existing Evolution series HDD or SSD drive. LaCie Rugged drives are probably the most popular external hard drive sold at Pro Photo Supply, and it’s nice to see some real competition from another manufacturer. Ruggedized external storage is a great choice not just for extreme sports photographers, but for anyone who routinely transports files between the field and the studio, or between home and the office. Continue Reading
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Describe your motivation in three words: visual journal
D-JOHN – John Mosca, better known as D-John to my brother and I, passed away on the morning of April 18th, 2013. My grandfather was a storyteller, a teacher, and the ultimate family man. I spent most Sunday evenings listening to his stories that ranged from his time in the Navy during WWII, to the best way to cut open an English muffin. He showed me how to feed seagulls at the beach, how to quickly calculate an appropriate tip, and how to unconditionally love my family. After realizing he was actually gone, it quickly became clear to me that keeping his stories alive was important. Important for me, for my family and for the family I hope to one day have.
Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show continues to throw surprises at us this year. And who better to offer up a surprising announcement than Fujifilm? No other camera company has seen such rapid success following the introduction of a new interchangeable lens system. Since the debut of the X-Pro 1, Fuji has churned out more lenses than I care to count. The newest one is a stunning example of Fuji’s commitment to the X system and high-end optics. Like Nikon’s recently-announced 300mm f/4 PF, Fuji’s new 16-55mm f/2.8 is not typically the type of product one expects to be unveiled at CES, but we’re certainly not complaining. It is a professional grade lens, a perfect compliment to the firm’s X-T1 mirrorless digital camera. Continue Reading
The key word in the Consumer Electronics Show is consumer. It is not the place we expect to find out about new high-end, professional-quality gear. Nikon, however, doesn’t seem to think that matters. While the D5500 DSLR was more-or-less expected, a new 300mm f/4 lens seems as likely to be found at CES as a bathroom there without a line. And this new piece of Nikkor glass is packed with technology (and comes at a price) that would cause most consumers to look the other way, but which causes us to want to look even closer. Continue Reading
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas generally isn’t the hottest trade show for photography news, but this year has seen a few relatively big announcements. Nikon’s D5500 is the company’s replacement to the D5300, holding down the position between the entry-level D3300 and the enthusiast-focused D7100. While most of its features and specifications are familiar, there are a couple of new ones certainly worth pointing out. Continue Reading