Hi-Tech Studio: Fast, Pro CF Cards

If you’re not using the right memory card, you’re truncating the power of your DSLR
By Staff
The trend today in higher-end DSLRs is to provide two media slots, but the pro models still rely primarily on CompactFlash cards because of their speed and capacity capabilities. The Canon EOS-1D X has two CompactFlash slots, and the Nikon D4, a CompactFlash slot and a slot for the new…

Hacking Your DSLR

You can get increased performance and impressive capabilities if you’re willing to negate your warranty and risk turning your camera into a paperweight
By Staff
Hacks for DSLRs started to become a popular topic among motion shooters when stories began to come out regarding how regular off-the-shelf cameras were being modified by major TV and movie productions to create small super cameras. In those early days of HD video-capable DSLRs, the motion features of the…

Hi-Tech Studio: Cloud Storage Basics

Fast transfer rates and falling prices per terabyte have made the cloud an excellent option for off-site long-term archive storage
By The Editors
The art of backups. Yes, there's an art to creating a viable backup strategy, and it involves identifying your needs, then coming up with a plan that meets those needs without becoming the main preoccupation of your life. There was a man obsessed with keeping a diary. He spent hours…

Hi-Tech Studio: Wireless Flash

Untether your lighting from your camera for complete control on location
By Staff
Technology advancements have taken off-camera flash from alchemy and guesswork to lighting science. Today's diminutive on-camera flash is a location lighting supertool. Instead of having a grip truck or a large van's worth of big lighting packs, innovative pros like Joe McNally travel with a hard case containing a dozen…

DPP Solutions: Add An SSD To Your Laptop

Fast, reliable solid-state hard drives extend the life of an aging laptop
by Staff
Photographers, in particular, are drawn into the need to upgrade hardware on a regular basis because we make a living from large image files, which, naturally, take a lot of processing power to crunch. But today's resolution increases aren't of the same order as they used to be. The typical…

DPP Solutions: Phase-Detect Adapter System

The Sony LA-EA2 gives Sony shooters a powerful option for mounting A-mount lenses on an E-mount camera
By Staff
Professional photographers can't afford to wait for the camera to be ready to get a photo. This is especially true for photojournalists and street shooters who rely on instantaneous response. For many years, compact point-and-shoot-style cameras have had sufficient resolution and image quality, but their slow contrast-detect AF systems simply…
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