Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Oct
28
2014

When Looking Into 3D LUTs, Consider Yielding to ImpulZ

Photographing in color has been possible about as long as photography itself with the first attempts being made around 1850. The science of color photography as we know it has existed since Kodachrome was released to the public in 1935. That is almost 80 years…
Oct
14
2014

Legendary German Director of Photography Dedo Weigert to Teach Lighting in LA Early November

Not only is Germany's Dedo Weigert a respected Director of Photography, he is also a lighting solutions inventor and manufacturer with his own brand Dedolight. Now he is coming to Los Angeles on the 8th and 9th November to teach free seminars in movie lighting.…
Oct
13
2014

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III? Not a Dumb Question.

What happens when you ask “How does the Canon 5D Mk III compare to an iPhone 6 Plus?” You get smarter. I’ve never met nor read any previous work by Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica, but I already like him. How can you not like…
Oct
10
2014

Top 5 Features of 645 Pro Mk III Camera App Update for iOS 8

I rely so much on stills camera app developer Mike Hardaker's 645 Pro that it takes pride of place next to Filmic Pro on the dock of both my production iPhones. 645 Pro is my go-to for stills when I want to take a little…
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…