The New Canon Powershot G1X Mk III Boasts an APS-C Sensor and Weather Resistance

The new Canon Powershot G1x Mk III has weather sealing and the same sensor in the M5.

It’s been a very long time since Canon updated their flagship point and shoot camera, but today we’re getting a refresh in the form of the new Canon Powershot G1x Mk III. And believe me, it’s quite the step ahead. The new camera has a 24MP APS-C sensor at its heart as well as what Digital Photo Magazine’s David Schloss tells us is “Drip proof construction.” There is no IP rating on this, but Canon is still calling it weather resistant and they’ve provided images on DPReview. What may be keeping folks away though could be the $1,299 price tag.

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Joby Updates GorillaPod Flexible Tripods With 15 New Models


For many photographers, a tripod is a necessity, and while they do not replace a standard size tripod in all ways, Joby’s line of GorillaPod tripods have been incredibly popular for minimalist ‘grab and go’ photographers who just need a sturdy place to place their camera. The GorillaPod lineup had been aging though since their last update, but that all ended recently with Joby’s announcement of 15 new updated models.

The new GorillaPod lineup, as mentioned, consists of 15 models ranging from the small point and shoot/phone focused 325 up to the 5K which is designed to handle the weight and needs of professional DSLR setups. All of the GorillaPods feature that signature bendable leg design that allows the legs to be wrapped around tree branches, light poles, and other objects in the world.

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On How Photography Taught Me to Cherish Moments

All images and text by Michael Lin. Used with permission.

I’m an amateur photo-hobbyist living in Tokyo, Japan. I picked up photography around 3 years ago, thinking I could jump into a new realm of world that I’ve never understood before. Prior to picking up a camera, I was a normal college undergrad who puts studying first before most of my hobbies; however, photography taught me that I should cherish the people and the moments around me and try to remember them especially as a foreigner living in a wonderful place like Japan.

I am unashamedly a man “suffering” from G.A.S., and I shoot with whatever I find interesting within my range of affordability. This came in the forms of Nikon D810 (and D800, D750, Df etc.), Canon 5D Mark III (and IV), Fujifilm X-Pro2 (and X-T1) all the way to Hasselblad 500C/M, Pentacon Six TL, Nikon F3 and many other cameras.

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Cheap Photo: Nikon D610 Savings and Average Joe Workshop Deals!

Nikon’s D850 is busy winning the hearts and minds of DSLR owners on the market for a brand new camera, but another Nikon camera is available for a great deal right now – the D610. Nikon’s budget entry level full frame DSLR isn’t getting talked about much these days, but it is a solid performer for anyone interested in a full frame setup on a budget.

  • Nikon D610 – Deal

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Barber Shop Bags New Popart Quiff Doctor Bag May Be The Camera Bag You Need

There has surely been a new trend with photography bags that includes doctor style briefcase/messenger bags, and so the latest offering from Barber Shop Bags may be of interest to the fashionable photogs out there. Are you a photographer who constantly needs to carry a large kit with you…multiple cameras and lenses for each, as well as other accessories and necessities? Finding one bag to carry it all can be a real pain, especially for a fashion forward and stylish photographers. There just aren’t many options that check both boxes. However, this new Doctor Bag ‘Quiff’ from Barber Shop Bags, may be just what you are looking for. Continue reading…

UPDATED First Impressions: Nikon D850 (The 45.7MP Full Frame Beast)

In what is perhaps one of the worst kept secrets of the year in the photo industry, the Nikon D850 is finally making its debut today. The Nikon D850 is the company’s latest update to the Nikon D810 and brings with it a number of pretty awesome features that are probably bound to keep Nikon users from going to something like a Sony a9 instead. For starters, the Nikon D850 has a brand new 45.7MP Full frame sensor–and they’re not saying who makes it. And as is very typical Nikon in the past few years, it goes down organically to ISO 64–which is fantastic news for us landscape and portrait shooters. But in addition to that, the Nikon D850 sports a touchscreen LCD, dual card slots, a diopter that goes to +/- 3, 7fps with expansion up to 9 when using the booster grip, an EXPEED 5 processor, ISO sensitivity to 25,600, focus stacking abilities, flash sync of 1/250th, weather sealing, 4K video options and much more.

Updated: September 13th 2017 with a sample image gallery

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Cheap Photo: Panasonic and Fujifilm Headline This Week’s Savings

Last week it was some Fujifilm deals (which are still active by the way) and this week it’s Panasonic savings. If you are into video there is no doubt that you have at least considered some Panasonic gear for your kit, and if you were holding out now is a great time to jump on that bandwagon thanks to some nice camera and lens deals you can take advantage of…

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The Basics: How to Choose Your First DSLR in 2017

Want to know how to choose your first DSLR? Don’t. Mirrorless is where it’s at; read our mirrorless post. But if you really, honestly insist on going the DSLR route as your first interchangeable lens camera – this is the post for you.

The DSLR, and the SLR before it, have long been the gold standard of the general photography industry. These cameras work by placing a mirror between your lens and your sensor, bouncing the image up into a prism and into the viewfinder so you can see what you are shooting. This was a huge advantage over other camera tech back in the day, though nowadays with quality electronic viewfinders in mirrorless cameras the benefits of this are less drastic.

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