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FUJIFILM X-Pro2: Behind the scenes – Hands on with Spencer Wynn

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A few weeks ago, our friend, the amazingly talented photographer Spencer Wynn, allowed us to film a video with him providing his thoughts on the new Fuji X-Pro 2 camera. During the filming of the video, Vistek Product Manager Gary Goldberg managed to capture a few behinds the scenes photos of the process. See the FujiFilm X-Pro 2 at ProFusion Expo this October. Get You Free Tickets today! Order your Fuji X-Pro 2 from Vistek today. Spencer was able to put the Fuji X-Pro 2 through its paces for several weeks prior to it’s release announcement. The stunning images he captured can be found on his…

Beautiful quality of light: Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 & Litemotiv

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Guest contributor, photographer Michael Cooper, shares his thoughts on the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 Flash Head and Litemotiv softboxes. Using the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000 Self Contained Flash Heads with the Litemotiv for beautiful quality of light*. *Please note that this article has been edited and modified using the source material provided by Michael Cooper. I recently shot Deb Bennett of Keller Williams Advantage Realty in her home for her sales promotional pieces and since I was shooting Deb in her house, it was important for me to place her in a room that was bright but still kept a natural feel. The…

FUJIFILM X30 Review by Gary Goldberg

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About 2 weeks ago we received the Fuji X30 (Black Body) to live, work and play with. First and foremost I loved the way the mirrorless body fit in my winter coat’s side pocket. Since then, it’s been traveling with me just about everywhere, replacing my Samsung K-Zoom which had been my pocket camera for the previous 4 months. I much prefer the X30 as a carry-everywhere camera; it feels much more like a real “Photographers” camera. It has a real solid feel to it, and reminds me of a true rangefinder like my Leica M3. The X30, with just…

NEWS FLASH!

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“This Godox V860 flash is unfreaking believable” Gary Goldberg Vistek Product Manager We’ve rarely seen Gary get this excited about a product. Gary’s your typical calm, collected product manager. He’s seen it all. But put one of these Godox flashes in his hand, and pow! Gary transforms into some maniacal ultra-hype pitch master. Check it out! Oh, and you’re going to be impressed with the Godox flash, too.

A Birder’s Eye View of the 7D Mark II

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Bird photographer, adventurer, and overall really nice guy, our friend Glenn Bartley was kind enough to offer his point-of-view on Canon’s new 7D Mark II. This revue is highly relevant since (a) Glenn is an avid Canon shooter and (b) he currently shoots with the 7D and, like a lot of you, has been waiting seemingly forever for the upgrade. For Glenn, his new best friend didn’t arrive a moment too soon. He’s more than impressed with the new Canon, even going so far as to hail the 7D Mark II as the ‘new King of APS-C cameras’. You can…

Olympus TG-3 Camera Hands-on Review

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I got to take the Olympus TG-3 (Tough) camera out for a little spin last weekend (literally as you will see). The camera has to many features to even go through all of them in a blog post. So lets start by saying this is by no means a review, think of it more as an overview of what this little camera can do, and how it can inspire you to have some fun and take some great photos.  If you want to see all the specifications and features check out this link. Let’s start off by watching a quick little introductory…

Retro for a Reason – Guest post by Ryan Tonegawa

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Vistek staff members aren’t just sales professionals; many of them are active in the industry. Ryan Tonegawa, for example, is a sales representative at our Mississauga store. He also finds time to shoot wedding, event and sport photography. Ryan recently picked up some Fuji cameras and couldn’t put them back down. In his own words he explains why. There are many fickle fads in the photography market. Such as selective colour images, focus peaking, “Tupperware diffusers”, heavy vignettes and HDR photos. Each of these ideas have a time and place to be used. (…or perhaps they don’t) But they will…

One Camera, One Lens, One Big City

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Recently I took a trip to New York. I don’t travel often but when I do packing camera gear for my trip is a top priority. Normally I leave the city with a huge array of cameras, lenses and accessories. I do that because I like to keep my options open; you never know what you’ll see on the road and how it’s best documented. I’m the first to admit I’m a bit of a gear hoarder. I have a lot of gear and I use all of it. Each tool has a purpose and as a photographer the tools…

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