Impact VSD300

The Impact VSD300 monolight and softbox kit is an all-inclusive lighting kit that contains the basics of what you need for an indoor 2-light studio setup.

The kit includes the following:

  • (2) 300 w/s VSD300 monolights
  • (2) 24×32″ softboxes
  • (2) reflectors
  • (2) sync cords
  • (2) 8′ stands

At the time of this review, the full kit is available for $458.95 from B&H Photo. Just looking over the basic specs of what’s included and it is apparent that this is a good deal of gear for a rather small price.

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Canon Rebel T5i

The Canon Rebel T5i (aka 700D outside the US) follows the solid Rebel T4i, which followed the solid Rebel T3i, and so on. The thing about about the Rebel series in the recent iterations is that it seems like Canon is getting rather lazy and predictable with its flagship cameras in the Rebel lineup. [click to continue…]

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Nikon D7100 Review

by on June 6, 2013

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Nikon D7100

The Nikon D7100 is the successor to the popular D7000. As such, it builds on the success of its predecessor as a high resolution prosumer camera. While the D7000 offered a 16.2MP sensor, the D7100 steps up to a 24.1MP sensor and carries on the traditional DX format (APS-C) for the line. [click to continue…]

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Canon Rebel SL1

The compact Canon Rebel SL1 next the iPhone 5

I’ve been running around with the new Canon Rebel SL1 for the past couple days. I’ll have some sample images and a full review later; however, I wanted to take a moment and pass along some first impressions from my brief time with the new camera. [click to continue…]

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Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III

Shortly after the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 were released last year, DxO Labs published the results of the sensor performance of both cameras. The initial tests showed much better results for the D800′s sensor than the 5D Mark III.

Now, the DxO team is singing a different song after further comparisons between the cameras using high quality lenses. [click to continue…]

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Canon EOS M Review

by on February 19, 2013

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The EOS M is Canon’s first foray into the mirrorless camera market that is currently dominated by Micro Four Thirds models from Olympus and Panasonic, along with Sony’s NEX lineup. The EOS M was welcomed with a collective “It’s about time…” from most of the digital imaging press, who have wondered when Canon would get around to participating in this exploding market segment.

First impressions on Canon’s unveiling of the EOS M were mixed – with some excited to see Canon utilized such a compact form factor while retaining the APS-C sensor – and others (primarily enthusiasts) wondering why there was such a neglect of their market segment by the failure of Canon to include features like a viewfinder. [click to continue…]

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