Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Jun
20
2015

5DS-R vs D810 vs 5D Mk III: Landscape Photography (with tips!)

Ever since the Canon 5DS and 5DS-R were announced to the public in early February, there’s been a large amount of speculation regarding performance of the 50 million pixel CMOS sensor. In addition to all of speculation surrounding the performance, there’s quite a bit of…
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Jun
19
2015

Does the DxO One turn the iPhone into a DSLR? Are we seeing the future?

planetMitch note: Seems like a brilliant idea in the making - aimed mainly at photographers, but it includes video... but only shoots 30fps? DxO, the photo software and photographic hardware rating company best known for DxO PhotoOptics Pro, DxO FilmPack, DxO ViewPoint and DxOMark, has…
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Jun
17
2015

Yuneec Q500 Quadcopter: Prime Time Entrant?

We spoke with the folks from Yuneec – a Chinese quadcopter company -- at NAB 2015. Whether it was accidental or a sign of their ambition we don’t know, but they were located directly behind DJI, makers of the Phantom drone and Ronin gimbal. In…
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Jun
16
2015

Last Week Today: Our Take on the Sony a7r II Announcement

If it lives up to the hype, the Sony a7R II [Preorder at B&H | Amazon] may be THE camera that ushers in the end of an era. It’s the most exciting new camera announcement we’ve seen in years. Biggest surprise of all? Internal 4K…
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Jun
3
2015

Sony FE Mount 35mm Lens Porn-fest Comparo

Translation: here’s a great comparison test of a critical focal length for both FE-mount and e-mount Sony cameras, including the a7s [B&H | Amazon] and my personal favorite these days, the a6000 [B&H | Amazon].[adrotate group="6"] We just did a post about e-mount lenses, motivated…
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Jun
3
2015

How Much Better is Canon’s New 50mm f/1.8 STM?

Canon’s earlier nifty fifty (better known as “plastic fantastic” to some of us) offered tremendous bang for the buck, but had become long in the tooth. The latest update headlines with STM and a metal mount. Is it worth it?[adrotate group="6"] We’ll spare you the…
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May
20
2015

New Kid in Town Samsung NX1 Puts Pressure on Sony a7, Panasonic GH4. Again.

With a Gold Award win from dpreview, the Samsung NX1 [B&H | Amazon] is the best reason yet for accelerated release dates from Sony for an a7s Mark II and from Panasonic for a GH5 You’ve read about the NX1 at planet5D before – or if not,…
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Apr
30
2015

Tony Northrup Compares Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, Samsung NX1 4K Cameras in Excellent 4K Video

Tony Northrup of popular YouTube channel 'Learn the Art & Science of Photography with Chelsea & Tony' has put the Samsung NX1, Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s to a side-by-side test shooting the same subject – Tony Northrup – at the same time. Walking or…
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Mar
16
2015

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Walks All Over Panasonic GH4 in Image Stabilization Test

planet5D readers, we need your help. In a Peter Hurley “sha-BANG” kind of moment, footage taken with the in-lens image stabilization of the Panasonic Lumix GH4 appears to be trounced by the 5-axis, in-body image stabilization of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It makes…
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Feb
23
2015

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is More — and Less — Than You Think It Is

Credit where credit’s due: Canon’s STM lenses focus quickly and silently at incredibly reasonable price points, and their EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM does that while also being exceptionally compact and having a very close focusing distance. Down-under planet5D reader Chris Winter gives us a quick…
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