Posts Tagged: DSLR


Shure logo tagline_black Getting the right mic is a SHURE thing at ProFusion 2014. The list of vendors who will be showing off their wares at ProFuison 2014 is growing. Shure was there last year and are looking forward to presenting new gear this year. If you’re not sure about which microphone to use with your DSLR or want to know how to mic your interview subject with the best possible sound, head straight to the Shure booth. No doubt you’ll see these latest offerings from Shure –their VP83 and VP83F Lenshopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphones. VP83F_Lifestyle_WithFur_LR Designed to improve audio from DSLR cameras and camcorders, Shure Incorporated offers the VP83 LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone and the VP83F with integrated flash recording.


Introducing the Phase One IQ250

Capture everything anywhere

The IQ250 features the widest usable ISO range of any high-end camera system.


Phase One introduces the world’s first CMOS-based medium format digital camera back. The new 50-megapixel IQ250 brings unprecedented image capture flexibility to the IQ2 family of wireless-enabled high-end camera systems. Delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range and improved ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 6,400, the new IQ250 digital back will also be capable of shooting up to 2 frames per second in burst shooting mode.

PhaseBackIn the studio or on a mountainside, the IQ250 lets photographers capture stunning imagery in available light — virtually anywhere and any time.
 With a sensor size of 44x33mm, the IQ250 offers 68 percent more image-capture real estate than any full-frame 35mm DSLR camera and the widest usable ISO range of any medium format camera system.
The IQ250’s phenomenal dynamic range of 14 f-stops enables photographers to capture the most demanding scenes in one shot, while retaining details in highlights and shadows. This feature is a godsend for on-location photographers whose only option is to use the light available to them.






In the video below, sports photographer Tim Kemple takes you through his very first day shooting with the Phase One IQ250 digital back. Witness one of the craziest days Tim has had as a photographer.

ScreenBackThe IQ250 is designed for capture versatility. With an ISO range from 100 to 6400, it delivers world-class image quality at any ISO speed. And its range of exposure time – from 1/10000s to one hour – accommodates extensive shooting options. Another key feature of the IQ250 is its fluid and responsive Live View, which offers great composition and focus assistance.


First Look: The Nikon D5300


Want to Go Pro? Nikon’s got Your Back.

The D5300 – At a Glance:

  • With its AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens
  • 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Full HD (1080p) Video Capture
  • NIKKOR Compatibility
  • WiFi & GPS for instant social sharing


Advanced Performance When it Matters Most

The Nikon D5300 offers brilliant image quality with crisp detail. The enhanced 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers stunning images and HD videos due to the removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF). The Nikon D5300 combines performance with easy and intuitive features, to help users capture photos confidently.




Amazing Low Light Performance

For clean, sharp details in even the most challenging lighting conditions – including night games and dimly lit restaurants – the Nikon D5300 covers a wide ISO range of 100-12,800 and is expandable to ISO 25,600.

EXPEED 4 Image Processing

Nikon’s newest image processing engine drives the rapid response and swift performance of the Nikon D5300 while maximizing energy efficiency, reducing image noise and delivering true-to-life colours.

Scene Recognition System

To further help users capture the image they intend, the Nikon D5300 features Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and 2,016-pixel RGB metering system to analyze and recognize the scene. Utilizing these systems results in automatic adjustments to exposure, autofocus (AF) and white balance to deliver the best photo possible, whether it’s a landscape or portrait.

39-point AF System

Nikon’s quick and precise 39-point AF system works with the Scene Recognition System to accurately acquire and track subjects throughout the frame, resulting in tack-sharp images. Active kids that are too busy to pose for a photo or pets chasing after a toy are easily captured in brilliant sharpness for memorable photos.

5 Frames per Second

While using the optical viewfinder or in Live View, take advantage of the D5300’s ability to shoot at 5 frames per second (fps) to capture great moments that would have otherwise been missed.


Share Like Never Before

The Nikon D5300 is Nikon’s first HD-SLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi, allowing users to share high-quality photos instantly. The D5300 sends images to your phone or tablet, allowing you to share through email, social media or whatever else you can think of.

That means friends and family can now see your favourite moments as soon as they happen. The D5300 also includes built-in GPS, another first for Nikon HD-SLRs. You can also tag pictures and let people know where life takes you.


Pricing & Availability:

$849.95 for body-only
$1199.95 for the 18-140mm VR kit
$1799.95 for the new AF-S 58/1.4 G lens

The Nikon D5300 is expected to be available at Vistek stores in late October. Keep your eyes on this blog for purchase links and further details.

In the meantime, check out the following video from Nikon.


Hands on with the Olympus OM-D EM1


The good people at Olympus Canada came in for a visit this morning, bringing the hotly-awaited OM-D E-M1 for a hands-on sneak preview.

Some quick facts about the E-M1:

  • 16MP, 4/3 Live MOS
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Dustproof, freezeproof and splashproof.
  • All new  Olympus Share 2.0 smartphone app allows you to control the camera from Android and iOS mobile devices
  • It’s Olympus’ flagship new camera
  • It’s a Micro Four Thirds successor to the Olympus E-5
  • Works seamlessly with all ZUIKO Digital lenses and M.ZUIKO lenses
  • Advanced DUAL FAST AF system combines both Contrast AF and On-Chip Phase Detection AF.
  • Electronic viewfinder (EVF) is as large as a full-frame DSLR viewfinder, and contains added creative control


Gear Alert! – The Canon EOS 70D is Here.

Get Ready for a Game-Changer.

You’ve been waiting and now it’s finally here. Canon has officially announced the impending arrival of the EOS 70D – featuring incredible new autofocus technology unlocking the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF.