We recently published our Pentax K3 review, but did not do a thorough weather sealing test. In all honesty, that was our fault. When I was packing the camera back up to be shipped back to Pentax, I didn’t realize that they sent us a weather sealed lens along with it. And as a result, we’re working on updating our review of the camera.
So, just how much weather sealing does the Pentax K3 have?
The K3: Pentax’s flagship camera that many thought would be a full frame option. Instead, the company gave them an APS-C DSLR with a couple of interesting features. For starters, users have a digital AA filter. Then you can add in all the typical Pentax features such as incredible weather sealing, stabilization on the sensor, lots of megapixels, and other features targeted at the outdoors crowd.
It has come to our attention the possible replacement for the Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS may be making an appearance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The lens will find its way into the hands of select photographers at the games. No one seems to know if there is going to be an announcement for the lens before the Winter Olympics. The games may just be a testing ground for the replacement lens if it does actually exist.
Typically, Canon and Nikon tend to try to release new lenses and cameras in time for the big new games because that is when agencies, professionals and newswires (who are their biggest customers of the higher end professional products) will spend the money on upgrades based on the responses and needs of their staff.
But that also makes us wonder even more as the 1D X is starting to show its age despite firmware updates. It’s still an excellent camera, but may need an upgrade.
In what seems like a long time ago in a city far, far away, I acquired my first BlackRapid Strap. It was the Black Rapid RS-7 and at first I was suspicious about it. Years, hundreds of miles of photo walking and dozens of events later, I still happily used it. When I had to upgrade the way I handle my photography jobs, I was introduced to the BlackRapid Yeti, a dual camera strap. Unlike other dual camera straps, the Yeti sat on one shoulder. It is different.
As photographers, we now have a lot of choices on how we carry our cameras. Let’s see why I chose the BlackRapid Yeti.
Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.
They appear all over the web: street fashion blogs and images are the thing of Tumblr and Instagram amongst many of the images that you see on Pinterest. The street fashion world is one of finding cool locations out in the busy streets of a city and capture a moment that looks candid. And to do that, you don’t need the most sophisticated of gear. However, the details and a vision can surely help.
If you’ve got a Nikon D5100, D5200, D3100, or D3200 as well as a P7700, then you’ve got some updating to do. But no, you’re not getting a massive firmware update. Instead, this one has to do with juice.
The new firmware update brings with it more accurate battery life readings in addition to the battery life performance being optimized to allow the user to get more from one charge.
In all honesty, Nikon didn’t need this. When we reviewed these cameras, we found the battery life to be incredible. But now it’s even better.