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So a few years ago, Nikon released their Coolpix P900 Superzoom camera boasting a 83x optical zoom (2,000mm equivalent) and 166x (4,000mm equivalent) enhanced digital zoom that was able to take pretty amazing close up images and Full HD 1080p video of the surface of the moon without having to use a telescope… Now, Nikon has upped the ante in the Superzoom arena once again with the announcement of the Coolpix P1000 with a superzoom lens capable of 125x (24-3,000mm equivalent) optical zoom and a mind-blowing 250x (6,000mm equivalent) enhanced digital zoom. It features the same 1/2.3in, 16MP sensor as…

In our Sony RX100 Mark VI review, Vistek Video Producer Dale Sood compares the features (perhaps a little unfairly, but why not…) of the new RX100 Mark VI with Sony’s flagship full-frame mirrorless a9. Read more about the Sony RX100 Mark VI features in our previous postThe new Sony RX100 Mark VI boasts the fastest AF in the world, of ANY camera; and the RX100 line has always been a pro favourite point & shoot. This new version shares the same Bionz-X processor as the A9, a camera 4 times its price so we paired the two unlikely cameras together to find…

Fujifilm has released its latest firmware updates for the X-H1 and X-T2 as well as giving their Camera Remote App a refresh so it will work with the X-E3 and X-H1 cameras. All updates are available now via the respective links below. FUJIFILM X-H1 Firmware Update (Ver.1.1.0) – Available Now Addition of Focus Bracketing allows the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing of up to 999 frames. Compatible with new cinema lenses FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9. Enlarged and customizable indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. Users can also customize the location of where information is shown on…

In episode ten of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with British street photographer Craig Reilly. In our 10th episode Dale speaks with British street photographer Craig Reilly who’s meteoric success is only outpaced by the growth of Street Photography International (SPi), a collective of street photographers he helped build. SPi hosts millions of impressions monthly on their Instagram account and has a quickly growing base of over 350,000 followers making it one of the largest street photography accounts on Instagram. Craig shares with us how those results were achieved in under two years, and what makes…

In Ep. 3 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood takes a walk through Toronto’s renowned Kensington Market with cinematographer Rob Scarborough, csc. Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 3: Rob Scarborough csc – Feeling your way in the dark We talk about the very first consideration you should make when lighting any scene, and Rob bestows career advice on building your network and how to be a great person to work with. Want to see more of Rob’s work? Visit his website below. Rob Scarborough, csc Camera Gear Provided by Vistek Toronto Rentals – https://www.vistek.ca/rentals/ About Walk/Talk Welcome to…

The newly announced Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot features a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm lens, 24fps continuous shooting mode, and what Sony says is the world’s fastest AF speeds in its class. Sony RX100 VI Features The RX100 VI features a 1-inch, stacked 20.1-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor with an improved BIONZ X image processor allowing for a continuous shooting rate of up to 24fps,  better low light performance and faster AF/AE detection. As mentioned, the RX100 VI offers 24fps at full resolution with full AF/AE tracking and is capable of buffering up to 233 photos at a time. The Hybrid AF…

If you are looking for something to do over a rainy weekend, why not check out some of these amazing photography documentaries. Bill Cunningham New York (2010) – Available for rent in the iTunes Store IMDB Summary: “A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.” – IMDB Finding Vivian Maier (2013) – Available on Netflix Canada IMDB Summary: “A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.” – IMDB Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids…

With very little fanfare, DJI has quietly announced their latest quadcopter, the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0. While it features essentially the same specs as their popular Phantom 4 Pro, the 4 Pro v2.0 does offer a few minor updates that we will discuss here. Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Updates Propellers DJI claims that the newly designed quick-release propeller design will reduce prop noise by up to 60% when compared to the the 4 Pro as well as making it slightly more aerodynamic. Video Transmission System/New Remote Unlike previous Phantom versions that utilize DJI’s Lightbridge transmission system, the 4 Pro V2.0…

In episode nine of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with photojournalist and street photographer Emily Garthwaite. Emily Garthwaite is a British photojournalist and street photographer based in London. Her photography has been featured internationally as well as her photograph “Chained to Tradition” being selected as a Finalist for Wildlife Photojournalist of The Year. Emily is also an Associate Member of Street Photography International which is Instagram’s fastest growing account for the genre with over 250,000 followers and reaching over 8 million people per month. In this episode we discuss how to create stunning street & travel…

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