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One of the main characteristics in digital photography is that you can shoot more at no extra cost. With film, every frame is money spent, which can inspire more carefully thought-out compositions. If you’re footing the bill, that’s something to keep in mind. DSLRs, on the other hand, lend themselves to a certain laziness–a sort of haphazard shooting that can lead to large crop of bad photos, and when you’re sitting down to edit, you don’t want to trudge through the muck. This isn’t always the case, but it happens.

More importantly, whether you’re at a concert, a party, on assignment or anything else, you’ll want to use the film mentality while taking advantage of digital’s inherent capacity for multitudes. One of the worst feelings is when you realize during the editing session that there’s a shot you need that you didn’t get for whatever reason. It’s happened to me and many others, I’m sure.

Shooting more often entails having several different angles of the same scene. It means that you have more options to work with, some of which could possibly be repurposed for future projects, but it also means that you need to be just as judicious in your editing process. Don’t allow a photo through that doesn’t fit the bill entirely, but don’t delete it. You might be able to use it somewhere else.

Working with more photos can be overwhelming at times, but it’s easier to cut down than having to struggle to find the right one in a smaller batch. Exercise care in shooting means you’ll have an easier time editing because it feels far better to deal with a batch of good photos than a mixed bag.

When you shoot more, you also stand a greater chance of getting the perfect shot. Why settle for anything less?

Canon 7D Mark II FIFA World Cup

Image courtesy of North Light Images

In the photography world it’s quite common to see unannounced DSLRs tested at major sporting events and it seems the Canon EOS 7D has been spotted at the FIFA World Cup. North Light Images received an image of a completely shrouded DSLR amongst a line of regular sports shooters.

There are only two possibilities here. Either our overly protective photographer had the foreknowledge of a coming torrential Brazilian rainstorm, despite the weather in Rio de Janeiro being a consistent 100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Or this is indeed the rumored 7D Mark II and the sports shooter tried to cover the camera with what appears to be a makeshift bed sheet veil.

It’s not really a stretch to imagine Canon wants to test its new flagship APS-C sports camera at an athletic venue. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics the Nikon D4s made a less embarrassing cameo. Canon Watch also attests this is the rumored DSLR has been fitted with the Japanese camera company’s newly rumored 100-400mm lens.

Everything else we know about the 7D Mark II is it could feature a 20.3MP sensor, 19-point phase detect autofocus system, 8fps burst mode backed up with a 15 RAW image and 126 JPEG buffer, plus a 1040k dot touchscreen. Lastly Canon Rumors picked up on a recent tip that suggests that Canon will announce the 7D Mark II as soon as September 5th, midnight.

Via Canon Watch

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer MyMiggo camera strap large review images (6 of 9)ISO 4001-500 sec at f - 4.5

Feast your eyes on some of the ugliest gear that we’ve ever reviewed. They’re called the Miggo strap and wrap–and they come in a variety of sizes and colors. The company coins their products as being able to totally protect your camera one second then allowing you to shoot with ease the next. The straps are made from Neoprene–which helps to absorb some bumps and scratches, but this material seemingly from the Superman universe sure has its kryptonite.

And while it may be a nice idea in theory for sure, we’re not sure that we’d want to tote one around.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Product photos Canon 5D Mk III (2 of 10)ISO 200

4K video is creeping its way into more cameras from the Sony A7s as well as the Panasonic GH4, Reports are stating alread that the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV might be the second Canon camera to shoot quadruple HD resolution footage. Canon Watch has picked up on a rumor suggesting the EOS 5D Mark III successor will be announced at the beginning of 2015.

Adding 4K could effectively bump up the video resolution on the 5D from 1920 x 1080 to 4096 x 2160—just enough pixels to resolve the faces of every audience member at the World Cup games. There’s no word of what frame rate video the Canon 5D Mark IV will be able to produce but it will most likely be the same or lower than the Mark III’s 30fps at Full-HD.

Supposedly Canon plans to implement 4K video as a way of pushing the 5D further into the videographer category. More likely though it’s to get keep up with the technology race to dissuade shooters from jumping ship to Sony, Panasonic, or any other brands to implement 4K video.

This is the second time we’ve heard rumors of Canon’s plans to include 4K video in a DSLR. Earlier this March an EOS 3D popped up as a higher-end and resolution, 4K capable model to slot in between the 5D and 1D X. Early reports posited a camera with practically the same capabilities as the 5D Mark III with a much higher resolution sensor to produce extremely detailed prints and quad-HD footage. However, the 3D and 5D Mark IV might be one and the same camera just with different codenames.

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Not every photographer wants a prime lens. Not every photographer wants to change lenses. Some situations demand one lens that can do almost anything. This is where the AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR comes into play. Believe it or not a lens like this does have a use despite our groans about variable aperture–and it’s about convenience.

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Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Nikon D810 Product Images-5

Here it is: the Nikon D800/D800E follow up photographers have been waiting for, the Nikon D810. The camera comes with an ever so slightly bumped up 36.3MP full frame sensor with no Anti Aliasing filter or Optical Low Pass Filter.

The new model also features Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor, which the company promises is 30% faster, more energy efficient, and requires only a single processor compared to the EXPEED 3 engine. On the autofocus front, the D810 has been given the Nikon D4s’ Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF sensor offering up 15 cross-type and 51 overall focusing points in total. Coupled together the D810 is now capable of shooting at five frames per second or up to seven-fps in DX mode (15.4-megapixel).

While high-resolution is the D810’s main strength, Nikon has introduced a new RAW Size Small format. These new bite sized RAW images are only 14-bit files at half the resolution and take up a quarter of the data storage space—potentially a great feature for photographers who need more space or to offload their photos immediately.

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