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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…

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…

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