Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40 Lighting Bag Released

Think Tank Photo Production Manager 40

Think Tank Photo has announced a massive new lighting roller bag, the Production Manager 40.

It is designed to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment, including room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.  It also features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. [Read more...]

Canon 7D Mark II ISO Range Samples are Very Impressive!

Photo Credit: ©Matt Granger via MattGranger.com

Canon 7D Mark II at ISO 12,800 – Photo Credit: ©Matt Granger via MattGranger.com

Photographer Matt Granger got some hands on time with the Canon 7D Mark II at Photokina and ran through the ISO range for some casual ISO comparisons.

I’ve got to say that I’m very impressed with what I see from the 7D Mark II thus far. ISO 12,800 looks great for an APS-C sensor.

These samples remind me of the jump we saw from the 5D Mark II to the 5D Mark III. I’m not saying the 7D Mark II looks as good as the 5D Mark III images. Rather, the jump in image quality from the 7D to the 7D Mark II looks to be quite the jump . . . and, maybe we’ve got an APS-C camera that can hold its own against the last generation of full frame cameras. I can’t wait to get ahold of one of these things now.

You can see the rest of Matt’s image samples (and see larger sizes) here on his website. He also has a short hands-on video on that page covering some of the improvements.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Offers 1″ Sensor, Aims to Overthrow Sony RX100 as Compact King

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon has finally gotten serious with its compact cameras with the new PowerShot G7 X, which features a large 1″ sensor in the body reminiscent of the PowerShot ‘S’ line.  The camera is clearly aimed at competing with Sony’s (deservedly) popular RX100 line.

The 1″ sensor is 20.2MP and is paired with the DIGIC 6 image processor. [Read more...]