iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]

CE Week 2014 : Tools And Toys

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

At the half year mark, CES does a small preview coming products in the electronics field,and it;’s called CE week It’s always a goal to see what may enhance your photographic life in the shape of smart thinking, manufacturers listening to the needs of the public, and I’ll admit, some cool gadgets and toys. Please […]

Nikon Beloved D800 gets an upgrade: D 810 – Worth the Dough?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A short while ago I sat down to write , dare I say, a love letter to the Nikon D800 : with the ergonomic excellence, all of the controls in all the right places, files that are mega beautiful @36 megapixels, video quality that’s hard to surpass, fast accurate autofocus features that make my life […]

Samsung “Ditch Your DSLR” Event in Times Square : Your Old DSLR for a New Samsung NX30

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Yep, if you have an old DSLR that you wish was faster, better in low light, smaller, and in general newer? And you’ve been considering getting into that whole mirrorless craze but weren’t sure what it was all about? Last point: and you can be in Times Square tomorrow afternoon, starting at 12? Well,then Samsung […]

Coming soon : Sony RX 100 III : Broadcast specs for video in a compact camera

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Well, as sure as the sun will come up every day we know the compact camera you bought last year will be updated this year. Just commit and buy when you need. If you haven’t secured your latest favorite compact, check out what’s coming from Sony in June: The RX 100 III. Maintaining an $800 […]

Nikon 1 gets a 2 Stop Upgrade: J4 and S2 models

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

With the continued success of the Nikon 1 series, they have come out with 2 newer models, the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2, incorporating the learnings from other models in the Nikon family. Designed for the photographer looking for a lightweight solution with the versatility of a DSLR, and for the family shooter […]

SXSW 2014 : Lexar & Expodisc – 2 bits of gear that let me sleep

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

SXSW  is one long, stimulating, eye opening, head expanding, visual treat for the photographer. It does go from the morning hours all around the clock to the wee hours. And want/have to cover it all. When I get back to my hotel room at about 2:30-3:00 AM this is the workstation awaiting me: MacBook Pro […]

SXSW 2014 – Austin’s Cultural Festival did it again!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

A combination of Interactive, Film and Music make the SXSW Festival in Austin the best blend of pop culture events you can attend in a ten day period. When you arrive they give you 3 muslin bags with designs signifying each portion of the festival and a guidebook for each. Welcome to Austin! What does […]

Nikon announces Mirrorless V3 with 20 FPS

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Nikon continues developing its Nikon 1 Series of mirrorless cameras, with the addition of the V3. Sporting a 12,800 ISO at the top end, 20 frames per second, a new hyper auto-focus, and full 1080/60p HD video functionality, this cold be the only camera your family may need. The all important wi-fi is now built-in, […]

Nikon D4s Flagship gets a long awaited update with 409,600 ISO!!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Today, Nikon announces the coming of the new D4s, the professionals choice for years, and gets an update. Oh yeah, that 409,600 ISO is not a misprint. Not the biggest secret out there. It was due. But make no mistake: this is a camera for the pros. This is the top of the line Nikon […]

Sony a6000: Focusing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! LOOK! Up in the sky! It’s a…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

…APS-C new camera from Sony! At this point all we can do is drool over the stats: 11FPS! Claiming to be the world’s fastest AF performance at just 0.06 seconds.

Shoot the Moon with New Nikon Compact

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

How many times have you marveled at the full moon on a clear night, swore you’d get that shot that would have rivaled Melies in personality, and NASA in clarity? You pull out your longest lens (300mm?), get the tripod set, aim and shoot. OK, you change exposure and shoot again. In post you intend […]

Nikon D3300 and 35mm 1.8 lens Start Off The New Year

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On the heels of the D3200, Nikon has made some upgrades on this popular entry level DSLR that add to a great value package. On a topline, you get ISO range of up to 25,600, a sweet compact size, and the new EXSPEED 4 processor. Oh, right 24.2 megapixels to make full use of the […]

Sony Puts 4K in the Consumers Hand

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Are you ready to start using a video camera dedicated to shooting video? This could be the unit you’ve been waiting for.

Autographer: Documenting your POV life

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

“There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed.” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Earlier this year we first heard of the Autographer, a camera initially designed for Alzheimer patients. The camera, about half the size of a pack of gum, would be worn by a clip on or a lanyard […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2! a bit of an iGift Guide

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

(Fast note: Sodacase, listed below is doing a 50% off sale this week!) Chase Jarvis talks about the” best camera is the one that’s with you” And today, that would be your smartphone. You shoot, you post, it’s shared. But now you can dress it up, give it protection and add Apps that gives it […]

Cotton Carrier straps it on , and hands you a comfortable grip

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Sometimes I have a need for a certain device that will help in the way I’m shooting. Living in  a large city, to get the shots you want, you need to be camera ready. I’m talking about camera in hand. Yes, I’ve done the wrap around the hand camera strap maneuver. The Black Rapid is […]

Best of Show PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Light em up!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

I walked the lines. pushed , prodded, was explained to, attached, and did visual drive bys. Something had to jump out as the item with purpose, use of tech, design, unique properties. It was not till day 3 of PhotoPlus Expo did it jump out at me, and almost made my wallet jump out with […]

Controling your destiny with Triggertrap now….and in May

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Have you backed much on Kickstarter? I have. Sometimes, it’s uber cool stuff that actually gets made, many times they are late, but as long as they deliver. These folks at TriggerTrap came through. Big time. And they continued to develop till they had an even more affordable camera controller, using , yes, an APP […]

A 30th Anniversary Bash..And one more day to go! PPE 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

With Instax cameras supplied by Fuji the party got started! Yep, 30th Anniversary of PhotoPlus Expo took a new inclusive tact this year: No extra fee, no traveling, simple vittles but lots and lots of schmoozing. The friends you hadn’t seen, and some yo hadn’t spent enough time with, were at the large hall at […]

We’re walking the floor at PhotoPlus Expo 2013, Eye Wide Open

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

That’s the goods news. A wee bit smaller this year, but the floor still seems packed. I’m shooting videos all day, and will be editing them after the show. Need some sleep, sometime. Anyway, digging for the gold nugget. Looking for that special gleaming new thing that blows the rest away. It’ll be there, and rise […]

Oh, It’s On !!! PhotoPlus Expo 2013 Edition Is Ready For You!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This is our favorite photo event of year. PhotoPlusExpo Gear, Seminars, Keynotes by the masters, old friends, new friends, and New York City lighting up with events all over the city, celebrating the power of the still image. Did we mention gear? Row after row of newly announced, previous winners, show specials, unique tools and […]

24.2 mp, built-in wi-fi, on board geotagging, the new Nikon 5300 brings it home for a right price

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Right before PhotoPlus EXPO the big guns continue to bring new product to the market place. This new Nikon 5300 seems to take on a lot of attributes from it’s bigger full frame sibling, with massive 24.2 MP, Nikon’s famous 39 point AF system, and advanced scene recognition system.

Hot App, Coming Through! PhotoPlus Expo is Fast Approaching!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

For years we have been attending the best photographic trade fair in the world: PHOTOPLUS EXPO! If you want to see the latest gear, put your hands on it, and shoot away. Come Here. If you want to hear form the masters in the business. Come Here If you want to hang with your fellow photogs […]

Baby steps, but a pretty sweet bundle: Nikon intros the D610

Monday, October 7th, 2013

When Nikon introduced the D600, it seemed to all of us as a perfect second camera, or replacement for the D700, one of the most successful cameras in their history. FX, 100% Viewfinder, dual SD cards, silent shutter modes, smaller, LESS EXPENSIVE. All of the things we wee waiting for. But there was a fly […]

LED lights are flooding the market: LEDZ simplifies the design!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Years ago, Litepanels came on the scene with rheostats,cool to the touch, color balanced lights. Battery or AC, a whole new world of lighting opened up.Pricey, but delivered. Output was the big issue. If you moved too far away from the source, the dropoff was dramatic. I was happy to move away from the hot […]

SanDisk brings compact wi-fi media center/Indie shows Shutterball remote for iPhone

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Tis the season- new technology is starting to get released. Not all is at market yet, but I’m seeing some of the preview designs. You’re gonna like what you see. Last night was another Press Preview in NYC, and it was a good one. Here are just 2 items that caught our eye: Lot’s more […]

The Software you use everyday got a bit better : LR5

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Its kinda like brushing your teeth, getting dressed, checking your email. Just a natural part of every day. I’m talking about using Adobe Lightroom, now in V.5 There are so many pre-sets available that whenever I upload even the simplest images, like iPhone,I know where it’ll go and how I can retrieve it. It has […]

As phones get bigger, Nikon compact goes the other way

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

With the onset of Phablets, larger screens, mini-tablets as phones, and the camera in your hands getting thin but large, Nikon went the other way. Today they introduced the COOLPIX S02.

It’s the little things…like a speedlight in your pocket

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Nikon decides to let loose a few new items. Strangely enough, one of them is exactly what I was looking for. While producing on location, my day job, I usually have 2-3 cameras on me. Compact, Mirrorless, and a DSLR. Yeah, I know crazy. But each has a purpose. Anyway, we were wrapping up and […]

ThinkTank Photo: They Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

You know I’m a huge fan of the product line from ThinkTank Photo. One of the main reasons is that their product designs come from the minds of folks that know what a photo/videographer needs. In the real world. In the heat of the shoot. Not just working photographers, but award winning photographers are behind […]

Monitor your audio: in-ear or near?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

In a recent post we let you know what we feel is the standard for monitoring your audio, when shooting video: Sony MDR7506 Pro over the ear monitors. Under $100. But we all tend to go for double duty headsets for the video recording. And small.Just so much room in the bag. We want great […]

It’s 10 PM: Do you know where your camera bag is?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Maybe if you’re reading this at home, you know exactly where your bag is. But what about the other night when you were covering that event? The manager of the facility told it would be cool to leave your main gear bag over in the corner. No one goes there. And besides, they’d be there […]

The best, new, innovative, photo product we’ve seen!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We go to our fair share of photo trade fairs, consumer electronic shows and email blasts upon email blast of new gadgetry promising the path to glory. Or the path to the perfect photo. Sometimes it does feel like the comics I read a kid, with the claims running rampant. Those sea monkeys never did […]

This just in: Pocket Wizard drops price and simplifies

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Just as I was packing a travel bag, this happens. Gotta buy. $99. per unit Pocket Wizard Plus X OK, if you shoot flash off-camera AT ALL, you may already have some of the earlier iterations. Speedlights, monoblocks, full studio flash: why would you be mired in wires? The prices have been a little bit […]

Sony intros another camera into the NEX line-up: 3N

Monday, February 25th, 2013

In the world of mirrorless cameras, Sony has knocked it outta the park. APS-C has a way of doing that The NEX 5N was the first superstar, and then the 6N and 7N came in to fill the gaps with features, and unfortunately, larger size. There is even a 5R for built in wi-fi. Now […]

You’ve been patient: Now Nikon pays it off with the new D7100

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The insanely popular Nikon D7000 finally gets an upgrade. Today Nikon announced the new D7100, DX format DSLR. It’s that perfect step-up from the starter DSLR with features borrowed from the Nikon flagship D4. We love when that happens. So here’s what you get: 24.1 mp, a brand new sensor designed for this camera, ExSpeed3 […]

Nikon’s compact camera gets wi-fi and low prices, While for the pro……

Monday, January 28th, 2013

We all know that the race is on for the camera manufacturers to maintain relevance in the compact camera field. We also know that for the most part, compact cameras actually do take better photographs. So what to do? Make cameras that are at a price point that gives you things like telephoto lenses, larger […]

It’s hip to be square. Canon redefines the shape of compact cameras

Monday, January 28th, 2013

While up at a trade show, there was a little soiree thrown by Canon. Off in quiet section, a photo business analyst, and Ben Thomas from Canon, were examining a camera. Had to peek in and see. It was the new Canon PowerShot “N”. Square, articulated screen, no shutter button, zoom lever. And white. Yes, […]

What has 3 legs, acts like a transformer, and is easy on the wallet? It’s name is Brian

Monday, January 21st, 2013

OK, seriously. We are talking about a tripod. It is the Brian model. Lightweight, carbon fiber legs, one leg comes off to use as a monopod, and lots more. And we did bring it to your attention before. But what we want to point out here is the company that brings us this tripod line, […]

Nikon doesn’t surprise us, but delights us anyway.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Finally being released in the states, Nikon announced the D5200, with 24.1 mp, DX sensor, and an articulated screen. After months being out in Europe, not sure why the delay to the US, but….. This is a small step up from the D3200, but at a price point of $900. msrp, the extras are well […]

Didn’t get that thing you asked for? Like this guy?

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The holidays have now come, and although not completely gone, the gifting portion is over.. Still digging through the wrapping paper hoping that thing you wanted may have gotten caught in the fray? Stiff upper lip. It’s time to fend yourself. Here are some ideas: Have a Sony NEX? This item from Fotodiox Pro, WonderBurst […]

Apparently, Nikon isn’t done with 2012 yet

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

It’s been a busy year for the gang at Nikon. Things like the D800, (changing DSLR video shooting), boosting up the FX line-up with the D600. You may have seen the price drop on the Nikon 1 series recently Always a sign of coming change. So in the end, what we have here, is a […]

Samsung NX20: upload quality photos as fast as a smartphone

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The camera industry is trying to figure this one out: with everyone using their smartphones to share photos, and tons of photo apps to tweak the quality, who needs a compact camera? A whole segment of their market is drifting away. Now let’s look top down: the pro market uses wi-fi at events to upload […]

Sony Touch Screen: Anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The SONY NEX series. It’s become a darling of the serious shooters out there, since not only does have a sweet APS-C sensor, but you can put any number of lenses on there from various manufacturers. And it’s relatively compact. We are partial to the Leica family of lenses to add on. With a focus […]

Made for the Enthusiast, Strong Enough for a Pro : Nikon D600

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

There have been a flurry of camera announcements this week, plus one little phone. As brands like Sony fully embrace the mirrorless category, touting a DSLR experience, they seem to be cannibalizing their own DSLR line-up. Honestly we’re big fans of the NEX series. Shooting the NEX 5N with a Leica lens, these days. Now […]

Apple and the Annenberg: Taking care of me on the road

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The 15″ MacBook Pro had traveled the world with me. Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Office, and every plug-in reviewed and used, sat on the hard drive, while working files ran back and forth on the external Tough Duo Raid drive. Then things started to change. Slow down. The spinning beachball became an unwanted close […]

It’s here – Nikon introduces the first Android OS camera! And slips in a tiny camera as well

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Well, Nikon has been busy introducing new cameras in the past 6 months, and this new grouping has some unique features that question the new smartphone camera models. We are now seeing the majors getting back the compact camera market with either super tiny models (Nikon S01) or making it easy to share, via Wi-Fi. […]

Nikon puts 14x zoom on a compact, and a compact zoom on the J2

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Nikon team has been seeing that the general user, wants all their camera needs taken care of in one package. Who doesn’t? Well, they are introducing a new inexpensive, point and shoot, with all that, and even takes AA batteries, so mo matter where you are, you can get batteries. Yep, smartphones are swell, […]

Canon Goes Mirrorless. Are you in?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

With a lean towards the videographer comsumer, Canon enters the market with an 18 mp, APS-C mirrorless camera, with 2 lenses initially and the ability to add on the canon line of lenses. Interesting that it will be released as a kit, first with the new 22mm f/2 lens, rather than a zoom. One other […]

Nikon puts extra “oopmh” into Nikon 1 series marketing with celebrities

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Nikon adds some marketing muscle to the Nikon 1 Series, with a very cool contest that mixes celebrity, all of us, and a charity into a solid mix of photography. We’ve used the camera and it is sweet. Compact, excellent files, and interchangeble lenses. The menu/button system is incredibly easy to use, or you dig […]

Can’t “Code It and Load It?” Adobe introduces some new tools to make your life a bit easier.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

OK, it’s not going to be a plug and play, no brainer. But if Design is your thing and the visual images and look is what you have control of, this is great news for you. And it’s all part of a bigger picture with the introduction of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Subscription based, you […]

Travel easy, travel safe : Think Tank Photo Camera Bags

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Our worldwide traveling companion just expanded the line. For over 3 years, the Airport International from Think Tank Photo has been wheeled through a ton of airports, international and domestic, slipped easily into overhead compartments, and safely carried our most important gear. Aside from the discreet design of the gear,perfect for international travel, these well […]

Add another sweet function to the iPhone: Camera remote PLUS!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

One of our favorite things to peruse and selectively support are tech and camera related projects on Kickstarter. This site gives folks the opportunity to brings their dreams to the public and crowd source funding. Basically the projects submitted do a pitch video, a write and then have various levels of investment. It is a […]

Weekly Giveaway: A high end filter case, with a click. Stills AND video

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When we say high end, we’re talking most every film stock, grain filter, grads, fulls, etc to give you the range of a full palette of effects. Which also means creative choice. There is artistry in the photo post production world and the Tiffen DFX 3.0 set gives you options like you only imagined. And […]

Move on up and get rewarded: Nikon upgrades entry level DSLR

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ready to make a move up from your point & shoot. Or should we say, iPhone? You know the deal: shutter lag, missed shots, low-fi quality if you want to make any kind of reasonable enlargement. Yeah, I’ve seen the folks sitting at the print kiosks at the local CVS. They all want higher quality […]

And here we go: Canon intros the 5D Mark III

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

And the other shoe has dropped. Canon has released it’s long anticipated follow up to the wildly successful 5D Mark II, which was a game changer in the video world. Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March […]

Canon adds to a sweet spot: the compact camera

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Canon has always made great compact cameras. Seriously, they have made outstanding suit jacket cameras that shot HD, and even now, the S95 is with me at all times. 2.0 lens and RAW. But they are upping the ante again. They have added 2 Wi-Fi enabled cameras, PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS, […]

Nikon D800: Will 36.3 MP be enough for you?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The long awaited D800 is launching shortly and the rumors mills will finally be able to check some things off of their lists. Yep, with 36.3 MP, you will now have a studio quality camera in a smaller size than a medium format camera. At an MSRP of about $3000., you’ll save some dough as […]

Hit em high, hit em low: Nikon intros a slew of new compact cameras

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

At CES 2012, Nikon had some hardware to satisfy all of the attendees. From the D4 flagship to some more affordable photo solutions, soon to be available. Yep, they hit em high, and hit em’ low. The New COOLPIX P510: Setting a Higher Zoom Standard Now this camera has the craziest, longest zoom with some […]

The Fuji X-Pro1 shows it face at CES 2012. And it’s lookin pretty good

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

It was tethered to its perch at the Fuji booth, just waiting for the eager hands to explore it. The rumor mills had been heating up for months, as photographers clamored for a professional digital viewfinder with interchangeable lenses. The Fuji X-Pro1. Perhaps as an alternative to the Leica M9, which ,while at the top […]

We love the smell of CES for 5 days. It smells like….gadgetry

Monday, January 16th, 2012

After days of walking the multiple football field sized halls of the Vegas Convention Center, we were amazed, bored, schmoozed, and honestly delighted at the enormity of it all. Seems we walked about 4-5 miles a day, (yep, all tracked with a FitBit tracker) and along with scheduled meetings, stopped at what caught our eyes. […]

Lightroom 4 hits the Beta testing stage! Jump on in

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

We use this program every day. It is a part of our photographic life. Almost the first stop. So what’s coming? Well…….. *Map tab: Drag and drop geotaggging with maps and privacy settings when you want to keep the location deet secure *New Video workflow: it won’t just file it, you can now work with […]

The Naked iPhone : You better strip down to use the tools

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Last night on the New Years Eve broadcast coverage you could see tons of iPhones shooting away. All neatly tucked into their cases, safe from the bumps and grinds of pockets, bags, and the world. At the same time we are seeing a deluge of accessories, designed to dress up your phone and make it […]

HO-HO-Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 for the photographer on your list

Monday, November 14th, 2011

OK, maybe the holiday gift is for you. Do you have folks asking you want you may like for the holidays? Maybe there are some things on this list that will give you and them some ideas. We’ve looked at a ton of new goods this year and have tried to sift through em’ all […]

Nikon hits the mark in the mirrorless category

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

shot at a Battle of the Bands, shared @ facebook.com/photoinduced What is it? Read on…… Nikon has introduced a completely new system geared for a specific market: the 1 Series. First of all, let’s make an analogy : You probably know people that bought an excellent piece of tech gear that has every possible option, […]

Nikon shares at PhotoPlus Expo 2011: 1 System + more

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Nikon has finally entered the world of mirrorless digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. Enter the Nikon 1 system. Built brand new from the ground up, Nikon has 2 models 2 choose from, a whole new array of lenses, and like they always do, are making an adapter for your other Nikon glass. One of the […]

Canon Releases EOS 1DX: 3 brains and a high ISO of 204,800

Monday, October 17th, 2011

This just in: Canon U.S.A. Introduces The New Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera, Re-Designed From the Inside Out Featuring a Completely New 61-Point Autofocus, Fast Shooting up to 12 fps, 18-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video Recording and Much More LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in […]

Nikon 1: new mirrolorless camera system built from the ground up!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The info on a very cool, new camera system from Nikon was released tonight. the Nikon 1 system. They have gone into the mirrorless category. Not just the size, but the features offer capabilities into a sweet spot of the market: The folks who communicate with photos and videos and don’t want to change cameras, […]

Nikon keeps bringing in the troops: Shoot overhead, under water, and show em’ in the dark

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Well, you can’t be shocked as the manufacturers have always been updating their compact cameras around this time of year. We’ll try to help separate what to pay attention to, and what to maybe skip for right now, just in case your current pocket models are in good working order. Wait til you see the […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s light this candle! Or let Joe McNally show you how.

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Probably a good idea to let one of the masters of the speedlight give you his version of lighting first. Even if you think you got it all down, Joe McNally has some lessons for you that you need. We all need em. And if you just bring your speedlight out for some flash on […]

Honey, I Shrunk the RAID!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Like a broken record sometimes, we get into the concept of backing up your digital life. A couple of months ago we talked to you about the new RAID system we are using, with Wiebetech from CRU-Data-port. It is working out great and is now the office backup system. But we’re not always in the […]

Fly like a G12: Canon’s pocket rocket

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Like the Far East East Movement’s song about the non-existent G6 that doesn’t exist, this standard bearer by Canon, is pretty fly. Part of a long line-up of mid-size cameras, meant to cover the range between the point and shoot and DSLR, or perhaps the professional, walkabout camera the G series has come to the […]

Nikon 5100 : It’s 102k in the dark!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

And by 102, we mean 102,400 ISO. So you just about shoot in the dark. Crazy right? Yep, crazy like a fox! Remember when the D3s came out and we shot in the dark? Pretty Much, anyway? An ISO that high was not a cheap proposition. Well, they’re doing it again, those Nikon folks,this time […]

And We’re Off to One of Our Favorite Events to Cover All Year: SXSW!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Austin,Texas, with a triple scoop of Interactive, Film And Music events. Seminars, performances, networking, parties. it’s got it all. South By SouthWest has got to be one of the best all around festivals happening today, bar none. The finest minds in the interactive and social media space, combine with some of the finest content creators […]

Chinatown and Cameras: Getting Streetwise with Chris Weeks

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

It started with Dim Sum and two tables filled with photographers, bringing out the hardware and discussing why they were there. One of our favorite event photographers and a master of street photography, Chris Weeks, assembled a couple of his fellow shooters, to teach a select group of photographers the secrets of the street:

Real World Review – Nikon P7000: A pocket master

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

OK, maybe you have to have a decent sized pocket, but the size and overall weight , are a deciding factor when you pick up a camera before leaving the office. (or home) For years, we’ve depended on the tiny compact cameras for the suit jacket. But the quality just wasn’t quite cutting it. When […]

3D & Cameras & Tablets, oh My! CES 2011 brings on the new gear for the new year!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Seems like we just went thorugh the barrage of picking up what’s new in the electronics world fro the holidays, when right around the corner comes CES in Las Vegas. That’s the Consumer Electronics Show. What does that mean to you as a photographer?

The Modern Classic Canon Powershot G series gets a minor update

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

And when we say minor, let’s talk upgraded video to 720p and a stereo mic instead of just mono. But then we take a closer look and the new and improved stabilization system of the Canon G12 , coupled with the 4.2 frames per second, now places this series smack in the realm of action […]

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? This time with the Olympus PEN camera

Monday, December 13th, 2010

OK, dragged that reference outta some cinema history, BUT it’s true. You’ve heard from the majors and their incredible HD capabilities, and it’s time you heard from another major, Olympus. After looking at the full field, Director Of Photography Dean Semler, ASC, went with the Olympus PEN series for some of the most dramatic footage […]

Lexar and Crucial give you the gift of time

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Last year we saw the Lexar 600x speed CF card do it’s thing with a read/write speed that was blazing. Now let’s see a real time demo on how to speed up the workflow part of it all with Solid State hard drives, plus a back-up thumb drive that is literally about the size of […]

GoPro or Go Home! End of Year Giveaway!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Oh, sure we usually bring you the best in DSLRs and Point & Shoots, but our big end of year giveaway is a more unique offering this year. The GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera first came on our radar last year at CES, and the concept of a quality, tiny, mountable camera that shot HD […]

The pro back-up system that simply works: Wiebetech

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

You know that we are all over the back-up way of life. And you need a solid work-flow to make sure that there are multiple copies. Ever had a hard drive crash? No? You will. All of the manufacturers know hard drives don’t last forever. There is something called MTBF, and it’s not just is […]

Bits & Bobs : A Fast, Mini, Look Around the photo world

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Just some fast notes on photo things we’ve seen in the past week. New product: Joby Gorillamobile. This item takes care of a few of our needs in one handy set-up. First of all, it includes the much needed bumper for our iPhone, insuring better reception. Being a bumper, it keeps the phone pretty slim. […]

Delkin Devices multiplies your charging options, plus the Fat Gecko gets all sticky with it

Monday, November 29th, 2010

You know, it’s not all lenses and cameras. The things need juice, power, jolts, current, energy, batts. Yep, without the volts, these things are pointless. When we travel, there are regularly 3 things that always need charging in a photographic way: DSLRs, point and shoots, and speedlights. Yes, the phone, image viewer, laptop, iPod also […]

Weekly Giveaway – Not what you thought it would be……

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Sure, after posting our Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Books, you would imagine the likely candidate for this weeks giveaway would be some beautiful cool book, picked from the selection of ideas that we suggested you get for others. Right? That would be easy and predictable. So in our zigging, when they zag life, […]

Should We Drop “Digital” from Digital Photography? by Fred Bonilla

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

One of our readers, Fred Bonilla, feels that we should examine the new semantics. What do you think? Anyone who took part in PhotoPlus in New York last month is surely aware of Chase Jarvis (He gave the keynote address at The Javits Center on The New Creativity and the Social Art of Photography) . […]

Sony’s gone mirrorless and 3D in these new rigs

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The photo world seems to be going to this mid-size, interchangeable lens, compact camera category with each manufacturer having their own take on it. Sony has the NEX3 and the NEX5 which use a mirrorless system, that should cut some of the shutter lag inherent in these units. With an articulating LCD screen, for helping […]

Canon shows off the EOS 60D and Powershot S95 at PPE

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The beauty of these kind of trade shows that are open to the public is that you can actually touch gear that you may be considering purchasing, instead of relying on an online image. Don’t get us wrong: here we all are online. We do recommend going to these if you have the opportunity, though. […]

And…Action! New videos of the latest gear coming your way: Nikon is first up!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 has come and gone, but we are bringing you some video highlights in the next little while. We checked out a ton of gear and try to make sure that we bring forward only the best of the show. Sure, we probably missed a bunch, and your faves you’ve read about may […]

Day 1 at PhotoPlus Expo – “If you build it, they will come”

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

And they did. Lots of folks on a beautiful summery day in NYC. There were bunches of cool things to see, and the crowd didn’t seem to mind that most hot news had been announced pre-show. Putting your hands onto the gear you may buy is still the best way to decide on a purchase. […]

PhotoPlus Expo: 2010 and we’ll be fast posting!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Yes, it’s here again!- the US photo trade show, PhotoPlus Expo with some amazing seminars to compliment the new gear to see on the Javits Center floor. We’ll be there starting this morning, to bring you some news from what may be coming up in the word of tools to make your photo life a […]

It wasn’t love at first sight, but then….The Olympus PEN E-P2

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The current rage of 4/3 sensor, mirrorless cameras first came onto our radar with the Olympus E-P1. One of the judges for a photo contest we ran, Let’s Do Lunch!, was Lou Manna, an Olympus Visionary photographer. You know, every camera company has a roster of professional who use their gear and show you how […]

Adrian Grenier v. Teenage Paparazzo : A Parasocial Event

Monday, September 27th, 2010

“you can sell your privacy, but you can never buy it back again.” – Bob Dylan A quote sitting on the Teenage Paparazzo home page site. When the hunted engage the hunters, do they get a clearer understanding of the dynamic? “Why chase me? Why all of the cameras? ” Really? is that a question? […]

1 box, 2 OS – Photoshop Elements 9 shakes hands with MAC/WIN at the same time

Monday, September 20th, 2010

OK, that has been going on before. But in the same box?? At the same time? Yep, Adobe has the latest Photoshop Elements 9 coming your way and both OS are supported in the same package. And perhaps even bigger news is the Premiere video edit software is available in MAC as well. But we’ll […]

Hit em High, Hit em Low: Nikon releases 2 new fast primes, and one easy to get at Speedlight

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

They have been very busy, those people at Nikon. In the past few months they have released an incredible about of new product. Today, they announce 2 new prime lenses: 35mm f/1.4 G and and a 200mm f/2 lens with VRII. Both have Nano Crystal Coating for reduced lens flare, with great Bokeh, and use […]

Nikon keeps the new gear train rolling with new Coolpix models

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Man, things are moving fast. We were just about to post a review on the Nikon S8000, when along comes this revise, the S8100. With this latest model, you now get 1080p HD movie recording, and well as stereo sound recording. As the megapixels wars subside, the manufacturers realized the if the sensor is small, […]

Steve Poster, ASC on HD-DSLRs: Commentary from the real world

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Steven Poster ASC is the National President, International Cinematographers Union, IATSE Local 600. We’ve known Steven for awhile and have had the discussion re: HD DSLR’s many times. Now that he has used them in a real world situation, his perspective is invaluable. Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Used To Capture High Def Video. First […]

Nikon finally Gets 1080P, and Brings Auto Focus in Movie Mode with it! A DSLR First!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

It took em’ awhile but they finally did it, and made a ground breaking entry with it. The just announced Nikon D3100 , has all of the ergonomic excellence of a Nikon, takes a full compliment of DX lenses, and lists for about $700. with an 18-55 mm lens. Coming in at 14.2 megapixels, if […]

Nikon projects into the future! OK, maybe just on a wall, but it’s pretty cool in V2

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Last years hit at the holidays was the Nikon S1000pj. Seriously, everywhere we went, it gathered a crowd. Very social camera, as no longer did people have to look at a tiny screen maybe a couple a people at a time, at best. We would project the shots just taken at a party on a […]

Thanks, Dad!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

My dad and I never did talk about it much. That whole thing about being a dad, what you should know, best ways to bring up a child, teaching, discipline, etc.. He had plenty to talk about on every other subject, though. Photography was something we could connect on, since when he was a young […]

Real World Reviews: Fast, Steady and Sharp – Pick 3

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As many of you are transitioning to the HD DSLR’s, the world of motion and sound has either opened up a new horizon or, just maybe, made you realize how much you need to know how to get quality images in that world. (Maybe that’s why there is a film business with unions and trained […]

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby AGAIN??? Heck, Yeah!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We couldn’t resist offering this set again. You came out in force to get this so in fairness, we had to do it one more time (at least!) We’ve been on an educational binge lately. The tools at our disposal in the digital world of photography are truly mind boggling. The computer that you call […]

Redrock Micro: Focus, people, Focus!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Ahh that shiny new HD DSLR is warming up in your hands, and you know you’ll be able to shoot some killer video. What could be so hard? You know how to pick up a camera, suss the right exposure ( or go auto), and then let the auto focus do it’s magic and Voila! […]

Sit in front of a computer much?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

One of the more surprising exhibitors at CES was the Herman Miller design company. Amongst all of the gadgets and gizmos, 3D TV’s, E -reader/slates, phones, and power devices, was a chair. And a desk What a brilliant call to show off the latest items. We all spend many, many hours in a chair, sitting […]

Olympus PEN EP-1; Packs Small and Plays Big – Lou Manna shows you how

Friday, December 4th, 2009

OK, you’ve looked at the DSLR’s and the standard point & shoots. If you have some deep pockets, even the Leica family of jewels. This camera, the Olympus PEN E-P1 , has perhaps started it’s own category: compact body with interchangeable lenses. And it shoots HD video with cd quality stereo sound. By using a […]

Nikon D5000: Variable Angle LCD, HD DSLR, 12.3 MP and the right price

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

One thing that we always do at an event is take an overhead crowd shot. Usually, it becomes a an approximation of framing, based on experience, and well, blind luck. The Nikon D5000 has taken care of that with the articulated screen. No, it’s not the first camera to do that, but the first one […]

Canon 7D-1080P, 24FPS, and 12,800 max ISO. Oh yeah, it takes still photos, too

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The race continues on. Or is it a competition? Every new DSLR coming down the pike, is all about the video improvements, although it usually helps the still side of the equation, also. Whichever way you look at it, the customer wins. Canon introduced this new 7D, and took care of some of the issues […]

Nikon D3s: And now, a look at it on video.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Here is another chance to look at the new Nikon D3s at PhotoPlus Expo 2009 We had it in our hands a coupla weeks ago and wish we still had it. Click here for some of the sample images from our shoot. Nothing like a little youtube video to make us nostalgic for that night […]

Shot in the Dark: Now possible with the new Nikon D3s / Real World Review – Part 1

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The other night in NYC, Nikon took a bunch of us over to a secret location to have a few hours with the new Nikon D3s. As we had a bite to eat in Mid-Town Manhattan, they kept the “test facility” identity under wraps. We walked onto the street and only a few blocks from […]

Nikon D3s – Fast/Quiet/ HD Video/Crazy High ISO : We’ll Take it!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The rumor mills have been swirling, as everyone in the photo world has been waiting for Nikon to make it’s 800 lb gorilla move into a pro DSLR with HD Video capability. Well, it just entered the room. The Nikon D3s with an incredible ISO capability that carries over from stills AND video (how about […]

Want to know what you need to shoot HD Video with a DSLR? “What’s In the Bag” with Chris Weeks gives you the inside scoop

Friday, September 25th, 2009

In another installment of “Whats’ In The Bag” photographer Chris Weeks shows us how he’s making the addition and transition to video. As the photo agencies, like AP, Getty and Corbis, are asking their contract and freelance photographers to start adding video coverage to the mix, a whole new animal has raised it’s head. And […]

Nikon Releases info on D300s and introduces a new Model in the line-up, the D3000, *PLUS*, new 70-200mm FX Lens + the 18-200 mm DX gets a slight revise!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Ready? Here we go with some topline on some Nikon new releases!- First up, there is an update on the D300 now called the D300s with HD video capabilities, plus external audio recording, AND auto focus in video mode. Utilizes that awesome Nikon 51 point focus system. Dual card slots (CF and SD) allows you […]

What’s in my bag?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Well, whenever I travel, as in fly, I have to pack tight, light and right. The gear that goes has to be rugged, have a purpose and many times, have some back-up. On this last trip, since stills are always a part of the deal, and video gets packed in there too, a hybrid pack […]

The Suit Jacket Camera, Real World Review – The Easy Way

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

We told you what the goal was here: find a good enough point and shoot camera, to carry in a suit jacket. So bulky, or sticky-outy (technical term meaning “protruding from the main camera body” ) lenses need not apply. Whether you are out with your buddies, or at an more elegant affair. Or maybe […]

FYI- Nikon Has A New DSLR Baby – D5000

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

OK, just announced yesterday was the new D5000 by Nikon, with over 12 megapixels, face recognition, HD video record at 720p, @ 24 FPS, an ISO range of 100-6400 ( using Hi and Lo settings), some pretty in-camera retouch features including a soft filter effect , which promises to soften a scene or just a […]

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