Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Sep
30
2014

“Bendgate,” iOS 8 Update Fail Can’t Keep us From Ogling the iPhone 6 Camera

You want to know why DxOMark just crowned Apple’s iPhone 6 the best smartphone camera they’ve tested? Well, yeah, you could read their review. Or you could watch this 8-minute video review by Austin Mann[adrotate group="6"] which – in the end – proves once again…
Sep
15
2014

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative

With their first EF zoom lens to incorporate STM (EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, $599); their slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever made (EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake, $149); [adrotate group="6"]their updated and exotic 400mm prime telephoto (EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, $6,899);…
Sep
15
2014

Canon’s killer new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon announces the Canon EOS 7D Mark II - did you feel the ground shake? Did the universe suddenly start spinning another direction? Nope. Many people were waiting for the next big Canon announcement and I'm afraid there's a collective yawn from the HDSLR video…
Sep
12
2014

New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs…
Sep
9
2014

Rotolight RL48-B ‘Stealth’ – The Little LED Light that Could

A press release for an LED light released by a company located at Pinewood Studios outside London, titled “Rotolight LED Lighting the source of choice for Master Photographer Tom Lee!” caused me to look back on all the LED lights I have tried and rejected…
Sep
8
2014

Revolutionary New LED Light Cube Now Available

LED lights have been rising in popularity and slowly taking over the video lighting market. However, we don't want to forget there still are a lot of photographers that read planet5D.com so this news is aimed at you people. The LED Light Cube started as a crowd…
Sep
4
2014

Big Yawn for Latest Canon 7D Mk II Specs – Time for More Caffeine

Remember "too big to fail"?  How about: "too big to innovate"? Or maybe "too big to give customers what they want"? Wow. If the EOS Canon 7D Mark II specs posted over on Canon Rumors are accurate just two weeks before Photokina, we’re in for…
Sep
3
2014

Understand How They Integrated Timelapse and Magic Lantern Video into this Incredible Music Video

We love to feature projects that didn't have a huge budget and the creators used their creativity and sweat to create something cool. This is one of those videos.[adrotate group="6"] Message from Maxx Peter: I'm a young photographer and based in Cheshire, UK, and I've…
Aug
28
2014

Long Awaited Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapters Released!

In news sure to please owners of Canon lenses and Panasonic GH4 cameras, Metabones has at long last released its solution for attaching Canon EF glass and other EF mount lenses to micro four thirds (MFT) cameras. And the bigger news is that not just…
Aug
28
2014

Kickstarter Whiz Syrp Comes to US; We Test Variable Neutral Density Filter

High tech meets high touch in Syrp’s variable neutral density filter There’s high tech; there’s high touch; and occasionally you get both in the same product. Welcome to the world of Syrp, a New Zealand company who first came to our attention with their wildly…