Hands-On Review: Interfit Honey Badger Strobe

A tough, lightweight and powerful strobe/head lighting unit. Oh, and it’s bright yellow.
Interfit Honey Badger strobe
A four-foot-wide, brilliant yellow snow shovel sat for several years in the corner of my studio. Without exception, men who saw it would get a kind of gleam in the eye and immediately start asking where I got it, how it was to use, and on and on, no matter the season. Oddly, in the three years I wielded it to great acclaim, not a single woman took the... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Hands-On Review

With a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, this feature-rich, mirrorless compact has a number of advanced shooting modes in addition to 4K video capability
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a compact, friendly, affordable and feature-packed camera that manages to satisfy both beginners and more advanced photographers alike. It may at first glance appear to be a fairly minor refresh over its... Read more

Pro Power From Apple

With a new high-power iMac and the upcoming iMac Pro, Apple recommits to the photographer
Apple iMac, Apple iMac Pro
Apple iMac Pro Apple’s iMac began life as a purely consumer-level computer—blob-shaped and pointy, the revolutionary all-in-one computer was born out of a need for computing simplicity, not computing power. As computers gained more and more power, the iMac remained largely a product for families and small businesses. Computing power evolves rapidly,... Read more

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Hands-On Review

With the release of firmware update 2.1, it seems like the right time for a detailed report on the 20.3-megapixel mirrorless camera that shoots 4K video
Panasonic LUMIX GH5
I’ve been a huge fan of the Panasonic GH mirrorless camera series almost as long as I’ve been producing TCSTV. As someone who regularly jumps between stills and video capture, yet focuses on video professionally, the concept of a capable stills camera that is optimized for high-end video production has always appealed me. I’ve used the GH3 and... Read more

Smooth Jazz: Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head And Tripod

The new video head and tripod system drives like an Italian sports car with Anna Magnani at the wheel, and it’s a joy to shoot with
Manfrotto’s Nitrotech N8 video head and tripod
In preparation for getting married, I strode into Barneys and purchased an Armani suit. Just resting on the hanger that fabric is otherworldly, with a drape like nothing else. Then you put it on, and it’s like armor protecting and enhancing your very being. Seriously, I walk differently when I’m wearing it. Way back there at Barneys, when they left... Read more

An Incredibly Big Sigma Lens For Even Bigger Sensors

Photographers now have new class of a cameras that combine speed and resolution
Sigma 135mm F/1.8 DG HSM Art lens
Out shooting street with the 135 attached to an a7R Well, it just so happens I have a max-resolution lens in on demo that performs wonderfully on a first-gen a7R, and can’t wait to see what the Sigma 135mm F/1.8 DG HSM Art will do on the new Sony a7R III. I can only guess Sigma released the lens anticipating the sensors in the latest Sony, the Nikon... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Review

The latest premium compact camera from Canon is its first to feature an APS-C sensor, essentially, the same 24-megapixel sensor in models like the EOS 80D DSLR
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on review
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is Canon’s latest flagship compact camera and its first to boast an APS-C sensor—essentially, the same 24-megapixel sensor used so successfully in models like the EOS 80D DSLR, and which features Dual Pixel... Read more

Nikon D850 Hands-On Field Test

Nikon surprises everyone by throwing the best of all their technologies into a single professional, do-anything body
Nikon D850 hands-on review
It’s been a long time since there’s been a DSLR that has truly excited professional and enthusiast photographers. We’ve seen some solid upgrades over the last few years, but few cameras that have really pushed DSLR technology forward. Nikon surprised everyone with the D850 by throwing the best of all their technologies into a single professional,... Read more

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
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