Review: Profoto B1X (Sony TTL Version)

If you’re a working photographer that uses studio lighting, then chances are that you’ve been considering a light like the Profoto B1X since first hearing about it. Profoto lights are already at the top of the game and all the studios use them, and what makes the Profoto B1X so special is the added versatility over the original Profoto B1 monolights. For example, the modelling light has 50% more power for video users. Then there’s the ability to do high speed sync at up to 1/8,000 and with a flash duration of 1/19,000. That’s pretty insane! And then you have to remember Profoto’s color consistency assurance, their Air Remote TTL system, and the solid build quality. I can go on and on about Profoto and how great their lights are and how little extra post-production work you’ll need to do because of how good they are, but the truth is that some folks still have no problems with extra long post-production that I sometimes find to be unnecessary.

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Review: Red River Palo Duro Etching Paper (Looks Like the Darkroom)

When most people look at prints, they often see them in one way: glossy and pretty high contrast–but Red River Palo Duro Etching paper is looking to turn that on its head. Red River Palo Duro Etching paper is a matte paper designed to print in a way that emulates what a photographer would get in the darkroom. And indeed, it is surely something that goes along very well with all the vintage Insta-looks and the presets that you’re bound to find in images. But at the same time, it could take folks some getting used to simply because of the fact that if you’re part of the newer generation of photographers, you probably have never seen what a true darkroom print looks like.

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Cheap Photo: Last Call On The Lightroom Preset Mega-Deal

We first shared this lightroom preset deal a few weeks ago, but time is running out on this limited time deal. The deal is over at PhotoWhoa and includes color presets, black and white presets, film look presets, just about every type of preset you can imagine. This pack has it all and it is only $50, so if you are interested now is the time grab it before its gone forever.

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The Best Canon Cameras For Low-Light Photography

As we recently did with the Fujifilm cameras, today we wanted to take a look at the current Canon lineup of cameras to discuss the best options for you in low-light performance is something that you are looking for from your next camera purchase.

Also as a reminder, our primary factors considered here are low-light AF Performance and High ISO Image Quality – but also taking ‘bang for buck’ into account. Ready? Let’s jump into it… Continue reading…

Review: Canon Rebel T7i

If you’re a person who has been looking to just get into photography, there’s a strong chance you’ve considered the Canon Rebel T7i. The Canon Rebel lineup of cameras often sell well due to Canon’s name, their bundles, and aggressive marketing/pricing. They’ve always been considered very entry level and they really still are. But one thing that I’ve always been fascinated by is the fact that their image quality is pretty good when you’re looking at other cameras, comparatively speaking. The Canon Rebel T7i is surely better than your smartphone and has much more capabilities in some ways.

But at the same time, there are arguably better options available from the likes of Sony and Fujifilm.

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Review: Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS USM II (Canon EF Mount)

Canon has always been a company that is a bit slower to change things, and so when the Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS USM II was announced, I was pleased to see that they did a number to fix many issues with the previous lens. With that said though, years have passed now and the Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS USM II more or less looks like every other option on the market. Some of the new welcome additions are the prevention of lens creep incorporated into the design, a lock to keep the lens locked in at 24mm, better weather sealing, faster autofocus, and less issues with image quality. For years, the previous version of the lens was my bread and butter option. While many photographers reach for the 24-70mm f2.8 lenses, I tend to go for the longer focal range option.

For only $1,099 you’re getting one of the best bang for your buck L lenses that Canon offers. At a more expensive price point than Sigma’s 24-105mm f4 DG OS HSM, you’re paying for weather sealing and the ability to lock the lens at 24mm to prevent it from extending when in your camera bag. that and less contrast in the images. But the Canon 24-105mm f4 L IS USM II’s main strength is in the versatility it offers the photographer.

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The Canon EOS M100 Is Unfortunately Not the Camera That the Serious Mirrorless Photographer Wants

In a move that is seemingly an attempt to confuse the more savvy photographers everywhere, Canon is introducing the Canon EOS M100. This camera replaces the Canon EOS M10–but if you know anything about Canon’s naming convention then you can assert that this camera line is moving into a lower end of their lineup. Something probably akin to the Canon EOS M5 will probably go into the 00 (two number) lineup with something big and beefy taking the single number lineup–hopefully.

There’s also a new macro flash; here’s everything you need to know.

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