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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…

New Canadian drone piloting rules were announced by Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau that will take effect on June 1st, 2019 and they include a number of changes to the older regulations we posted about in July 2017. New Canadian Drone Piloting Rules – Highlights The new rules apply to anyone who will be operating a drone weighing between 250 grams and 25 kilograms and is flown within a pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of application (fun, work or research). Anyone wishing to pilot a drone will have to pass an online exam, get a pilot certificate for basic or advanced operations and…

The new Nikkor Z 14-30mm S lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed specifically for their new Z mount full-frame mirrorless camera bodies and is what Nikon is calling “the world’s first full-frame filter attachable lens.” The big news is of course, that the lens itself, will accept various types 82mm screw-on filters, something that has never been featured on an ultra-wide-angle lens before. It also boasts a new optical formula that utilizes four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements that will help to control distortion and chromatic aberration and features Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting…

In Ep. 6 of our ongoing Walk/Talk web series, we take a walk through Yorkville, the centre of Haute Couture in Toronto, with fashion photographer and model, Chelsey Boll. Walk/Talk Ep. 6: Chelsey Boll – Through The Model’s Eyes In this episode, Dale talks to Chelsey about seeing things from the model’s perspective and how understanding that can make you a better portrait or fashion photographer. He also talks about creating the right mood and environment on your shoots so that everyone is working together to create great images. See more of Chelsey Boll’s work on zee interwebs: Website: www.chelseyboll.ca…

Forget what the weather forecasters are calling for. The Vistek Gear Up For Winter Contest, – featuring four incredible prize packs worth over $13,000 – is going to make this winter seem like the hottest on record! Contest Period Sign up for the Vistek Gear Up for Winter Contest anytime between November 30, 2018 and January 31, 2019 for a chance to be one of four lucky winners! How to Enter* Provide all required information as detailed on the Vistek Gear Up For Winter Contest eNews Sign-up page anytime between Friday, November 30, 2018 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and…

With the holiday upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for the special (or not so special) people in your life. To help you find some inspiration, we’ve come up with a list of 5 photo/video gift ideas that won’t break the bank, but will definitely put a smile on that someone’s face. 5 Photo/Video Gift Ideas under $200.00 DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – $169.99 The Osmo Mobile 2 is a handheld smartphone gimbal made for the storyteller in all of us and allows you to capture moments with cinematic movement and incredible ease.  Using a lightweight design, intelligent…

With what looks to be a focus towards a younger demographic, vloggers and YouTubers, DJI has just announced the latest (and smallest) member of their Osmo handheld camera family, the aptly named Osmo Pocket. Osmo Pocket Measuring a minuscule 4-inches tall, the Osmo Pocket is small enough to do what the name implies, comfortably fit in your pocket. But don’t let it’s diminutive stature fool you, the “Pocket” boasts a 1/2.3-inch sensor (the same as found in the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Zoom drones) that is capable of capturing 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos at up to 60fps…

The compact Leica Q-P is a premium variant of the Leica Q full-frame mirrorless camera that features a beautifully minimalist, all black design as well as redesigned/upgraded shutter release and on/off switches that Leica says will provide better tactile feedback when taking photos or switching drive modes. Like the Leica M10-P announced earlier this year, the Leica Q-P eschews the iconic front facing red dot logo in favour of a more discrete script logo placed on the top of the camera. Sample Images shot by Philipp Reinhard The front of the camera features a fixed Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH…

Every year, ProFusion Expo gives you the opportunity to get a hands on look at all the new, hot products that have been making the news. This year, we have a huge line-up of hot products for you to check out, have your questions answered by manufacturer reps and yes, in some cases, even purchase at the show… Just Some of the Hot Products that will be at ProFusion Expo 2018 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K – Booth 2910 The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the world’s lightest, most portable, durable and full featured 4K digital film camera! It’s carbon…

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