Broncolor Scoro 3200 S WiFi / RFS 2 Hands-On Review

Power, control and easy operation—at a price
flash lighting gear
Dark alchemy is used to great effect to convert rough household or industrial power into controllable, beautiful photographic light. Every large strobe pack I’ve ever used has whined, clicked, dimmed the house lights and generally given evidence of what giant forces were being harnessed to safely apply light to delicate and sensitive subjects. In... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review

Positioned just above Canon’s entry-level DSLR, this camera offers a lot more bang for your buck
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (or EOS 200D, as it’s known outside North America), is a compact DSLR aimed at photographers or vloggers buying their first camera with a large sensor and interchangeable lenses. It’s positioned just above Canon’s entry-level... Read more

Anniversary Present: Nikon D850 Review

Arriving to celebrate Nikon’s centennial anniversary, the Nikon D850 is one of the company’s best cameras, ever. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
cameras
Night Sky Over Bend, Oregon. The Nikon D850 is likely to be the darling of astrophotography shooters, though probably still surpassed by the D810A, which has a modified IR filter that’s particularly suited to celestial photography. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nikon—a century of innovation and advances that spans the... Read more

Leica TL2: Buy It For The Experience

You’re buying a user experience with this camera, and it’s a precise German one
Leica cameras
I’ll put the review this way, if you’ve ever been frustrated by a camera’s settings, the Leica is worth the price of admission. It’s a pleasure to use, and that’s the point. You’re buying a user experience, and it’s a precise German one. Where it seems many cameras are released by manufacturers to fill slots in prices and specs, the TL2... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sony RX10 Mark IV

This marvel of miniaturization features a 1-inch sensor, and combined with the speed of the Sony a9, you can easily fill an SD card and get your shot
Sony cameras
It was just about a year ago that I reviewed the Sony RX10 Mark III for another publication. I was impressed then and even more impressed now. That’s because this update adds the a9 image processing to a compact body already chock full of Sony’s tech. If you consider the camera for more than the specs and where it sits in the marketplace, it’s... Read more

Hands On With The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM

Sony rounds out its Holy Trinity with one heck of a lens
zoom lenses
Kendo practice, Japan Regardless of their specialty or their preferred camera brand, the modern professional photographer tends to have three key zoom lenses in their arsenal: a 16-35mm, a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm, or their equivalent in whatever sensor size a photographer shoots with. These staple lenses, usually with a wide aperture of ƒ/2.8, offer... Read more

Hands-On Review: Benro Aero 7 Travel Video Tripod

Collapsible, portable and durable, this carbon-fiber tripod is ready to take on video projects—anywhere in the world
video tripods
Video tripods have never been known to be particularly light or particularly portable due to their need to provide stability for heavy, delicate camera equipment. Big beefy legs, a large center column and a heavy video head are the hallmarks of most models. This poses a bit of a problem for the traveling videographer, the person who’s looking to take... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

This new compact, affordable tele-zoom performs way out of its league  
Sigma lenses
The Blue Angels overhead at the New York Air Show. The speed of the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary allowed the lens to keep pace with everything the airshow could throw at it, from propeller crop dusters to a P-51 Mustang to the acrobatic Blue Angels to the blazingly fast F-35. The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens is a product... Read more

A Simple Workflow With Canon Camera Connect

Now that iOS supports RAW, Canon’s app is even better
Canon Camera Connect app
If you’re a photographer uploading photos to Instagram and trying to do so efficiently, you’ve probably already figured out not all apps are the same. Sure, they all perform the same functions, but some are better at it than others. An app’s usability comes down to the company’s resources and developers also keenly listening to their users. As... Read more

Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+

A high-quality, versatile support that can stand up against the competition, literally
Manfrotto XPOD monopod
For the run-and-gun videographer, there’s little more annoying than having to unfold and extend the legs of a tripod just to get a quick shot. Many pros turn to monopods when they’re shooting light and fast, but the limitations of many monopods leave camera operators struggling to balance the gear and take a smooth pan. Manfrotto’s XPRO aluminum... Read more

Large-Format Printers

New large-format devices from Epson and Canon bring higher-quality output to the studio
large-format prnters
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 Epson and Canon, the two leaders in the photographic printer market, both updated their printer offerings recently, delivering devices that provide better print quality, faster speeds and higher resolution at prices comparable to the companies’ previous offerings. While the top-end pro market has been on-and-off again largely... Read more

Manfrotto Manhattan 3-Way Camera Bag

Use the versatile Changer-20 shoulder bag to ride into work, then attend meetings and carry around town all day
Manfrotto camera bags
The Manfrotto Manhattan Changer-20 three-way camera bag is a surprisingly well-designed shoulder bag from the Italian manufacturer’s lifestyle line—it surprised me because the understated design doesn’t indicate how functional the bag is. Compared to the leather “fancy bag” I shared last month, this is a carry-on for a short trip, a run-and-gun... Read more
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