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The Sigma MC-21 Mount Converter/Adapter gives shooters using L-Mount [1] cameras such as the Panasonic S1 [2],  a wider range of lens options by allowing Sigma EF-Mount and SA-Mount lenses to be used. Attaching the MC-21 to an existing Sigma SA or EF mount compatible lens will allow them to be used as L-Mount system lenses. The MC-21 features a small LED light on the outer part of the ring that changes colour depending on the compatibility of the attached lens. A green light indicates full compatibility, orange indicates compatibility, but that the lens requires a firmware update and no light at…

Canon’s professional level XA Series camcorder lineup has expanded by three with the announcement of the first cameras in the series with 4K 30p recording capabilities, the Canon XA55, XA50 and XA40. Each of the new cameras features Canon’s 5-Axis Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization, detachable XLR handle, three-inch LCD touch panel screen, tilting high-resolution EVF and in the case of the XA55 alone, a 3G-SDI terminal that supports “camcorder integration into professional workflows”. Canon describes the XA55 as “an excellent option for news reporting and documentary shooting”, while the XA50 & XA40 are more geared towards “broadcasting schools, government agencies…

The new, easy to use, Profoto Connect is a small, lightweight, button-free trigger that seamlessly integrates your camera with Profoto AirTTL lights leaving you free to focus on what’s important, creating beautiful images. Profoto Connect is the button free trigger that integrates your camera and Profoto light making light shaping easier than ever before. Profoto Connect Profoto recognizes that for some photographers, capturing images with natural-looking light using flash can be a daunting, complicated task. With the Connect, Profoto has introduced a trigger system designed to help take the guesswork out of lighting, ultimately making it easier for photographers of…

The versatile Fujifilm X-T30 will appeal to photographers of all skill levels and with it’s compact size, and improved video features, including 4K, it will be a viable option for vloggers and video content creators as well. X-T30 Main Features The X-T30 might be the successor to the popular X-T20 mirrorless camera, but it also shares some common features and specs with it’s more expensive cousin, the X-T3. Under the hood, the X-T30 features a 4th generation, 26.1 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor offering a slight increase over the 24.3 megapixel sensor found on the X-T20. It also takes full advantage…

The new Datacolor Spyder X Pro and Spyder X Elite monitor calibration tools are designed to make it as easy as possible to make sure that the colours on your monitor match the colours in your final output. Spending time colour correcting your images only to find that your final output doesn’t match what you see on your monitor can be a frustrating experience. Why does this happen? Well, it’s more than likely because you’ve never colour calibrated your monitor. Related Post: When was the last time you calibrated your monitor? Monitor colour calibration is probably one of the most overlooked…

Sennheiser has announced a new entry level plug & play wireless system called the XS Wireless Digital (XSW-D). Designed with “ease of use in mind”, the XS Wireless Digital system is essentially a cable replacement that consists of lightweight, compact plug-on transmitters and receivers featuring either XLR (6.3mm, 1/4″) or mini jack (3.5mm, 1/8″) connections that transmit in the 2.4 GHz range to create a wireless peer-to-peer connection. Each device will feature a single-button interface and status indicator to handle both power and linking functions and will be powered by a USB re-chargeable lithium-ion battery that will provide up to…

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is the latest iteration of Olympus’s best selling pro-level Micro Four Thirds OM-D E-M1 line of mirrorless cameras and is a bit of a departure (physically speaking) from E-M1 Mark II. Olympus OM-D E-M1X External Features The first thing you’ll notice is the size. The OM-D E-M1X is a relative monster when compared side-by-side to the previous OM-D E-M1 Mark II, thanks to the built-in battery grip which Olympus says they designed for “better holdability and operability during shooting” in both horizontal and vertical orientations. Designed with a focus on portability, the OM-D E-M1X weighs* in…

Vistek Video Producer Dale Sood wanted to find out how the Fujifilm X-H1 performed when pitted against two workhorses of the mirrorless camera world, the Sony a7SII and the Panasonic GH5. Watch below to learn what he found out. This review was originally posted in March 2018 Read our review of the Fujifilm X-H1 hereLinks to cameras compared in video Fujifilm X-H1 – https://www.vistek.ca/store/422789/fuji-fujifilm-xh1-mirrorless-body Panasonic GH5 – https://www.vistek.ca/store/412810/panasonic-lumix-dcgh5-mirrorless-body Sony A7SII – https://www.vistek.ca/store/281708/sony-alpha-a7sii-mirrorless-body

Get Ready for the most comprehensive guide to tripods and fluid heads that you never asked for (but secretly always wanted). Vistek’s Dale Sood dives into the technology, the techniques, and lets you in on some tips that will help you capture better and smoother shots in less takes. Fluid Heads & Tripods: Everything You Should Know If you want to skip ahead, please use our chapter guide below! Quick Jump Guide: 00:32 Mechanics of a fluid head 04:24 Balancing your camera on the fluid head 11:44 Fluid Head to Support attachment types 15:12 Camera to fluid head attachment plates…

The Sony a6400 is their newest, and most advanced APS-C sensor mirrorless camera, and seems like it’s going to be another big winner in their already impressive line-up of mirrorless cameras. The Sony a6400 boasts an impressive list of specs and features, including some of which until now, were only found on their latest full-frame cameras. Some of the standout features include, real-time eye autofocus (including a new animal eye AF setting due later this summer via firmware update), real-time tracking, and what Sony is saying is the world’s fastest autofocus (for now at least) locking onto subjects in just…

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