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An Introduction to Camera Game: How to Seduce Women Through Photography is a real book that’s available on Amazon.com. Here’s the rather gross synopsis for this book: [Read more…]
I had the opportunity to handle and shoot a bit with the new Light L16 camera at an event in New York last week while I was in town for PhotoPlus. The event seemed to be put on for Light L16 pre-order customers and some industry and press members. While there, I was able to walk around with a Light L16 to try it out.
My first impression was that it was a little bigger than I expected. It’s probably not fair but I imagined something close to a large cell phone; however, the L16 is definitely bulkier in length and girth. That said, I still was able to carry it in my back pocket – although that’s probably not something I would recommend if you are shelling out $2,000 for one of these on pre-order.
I’ve watched Light from afar over the past couple of years. I haven’t followed along with every bit of the news and announcements that have happened since it was originally shown as a pre-order campaign. At the time, I thought the camera was going to be the next big thing and would shake the camera industry once again. After using it for an hour or so, I’m less sure of that. [Read more…]
The new Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens now has an official $799 price tag, which is rather respectable given the zoom range. The lens is both lighter and smaller than I expected when I picked it up for the first time. I only spent a few minutes with it but I paid particular attention to the Vibration Compensation, which did a great job at the long end of 400mm even though it suffers from a slow f/6.3 minimum aperture. It provides enough stabilization to get you down to 1/60s at 400mm.
The long lens means there is definitely some air sucking happening as your rotate the zoom ring to extend or retract the zoom. You can actually feel air being pushed out of the lens behind the rear element when retracting it if detached from a camera. Tamron combats the threat of dust sucking with robust seals at the lens mount. Additionally, Tamron offers a generous 6 year warranty on its lenses, which covers dust inside the lens elements.
The new Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens will ship on November 16 for $799. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the new Fuji X-E3 mirrorless camera in stock and now shipping. Following the popular X-E1 and X-E2 in the product line, the X-E3 maintains the style and performance expectations, while adding the latest 24MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor to the camera, which also delivers 4K video capture up to 30fps.
The X-E3 also gets a bump in the autofocus department with a newly developed image recognition algorithm that enables the X-E3 to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the G-Technology G-RAID 12TB drive for $449 (reg. $729) through the end of today (midnight ET on 11/1/17). The drive features two 6TB drives and connects via USB 3.0. It offers transfer speeds up to 400MB/s with available RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD configurations. It’s preformatted for Mac but works with Windows as well with a reformat. Check it out while supplies last here at B&H Photo.
I’ve been attending photography-related tradeshows for nearly a decade now. Over the years, I’ve noticed that Canon generally has the flagship location, Nikon is situated in the second-best location and Sony is somewhere in a second tier location. Last week, however, that order of operation changed and PhotoPlus gave us a metaphorical glimpse into the state of the camera industry as a whole. [Read more…]