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FUJIFILM X-T30 – Lightweight & Compact 4K APS-C Camera

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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…

Datacolor Spyder X Pro & Elite – Monitor Calibration Made Easy

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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…

XS Wireless Digital – Sennheiser Creates an Instant Connection

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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…

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Mirrorless Camera Powerhouse

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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…

Sony a6400: APS-C, E-Mount, Tilting Screen “Vlogging Camera”

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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, What’s Changed?

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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…

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S – World’s First FF 14mm Filter Attachable Lens

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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…

5 Photo/Video Gift Ideas: Accessories for Under $200.00

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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…

DJI Osmo Pocket – 4K 3-Axis Camera Gimbal that Fits in Your Pocket

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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…

Leica Q-P – A Minimalist Update To The Classic Leica Q

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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…

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