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Retrospective 30 (Pinestone)

The Think Tank Photo Retrospective line of camera bags are one of the newest series in their lineup.  It’s also one of the few bags that you can get in something other than black.  While I am certainly partial to black camera bags, I absolutely love the new Pinestone color on these Retrospective bags.

There are several different bags in the Retrospective lineup – from the Retrospective 5 (for compact and mirrorless kits with a couple of lenses and accessories) to the Retrospective 30 (for handling a more pro-level kit up to a DSLR with 70-200 attached plus extra lenses and bodies). [click to continue…]

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As you can see in the above video, Steve Huff got an up close look at one of the first Sony NEX-7 production models out there.  Notably, there are a lot of similarities between the NEX-7 and the NEX-5N – particularly in the menu system.  Obviously, the additional of external controls sets the NEX-7 somewhat apart, and then, there’s no noticeable clicking noise that plagues the NEX-5N, which may or may not have a fix.  Finally, there’s the whopping 24MP sensor, which seems to produce admirable results based on everything we’ve seen thus far.

[Steve Huff via SonyAlphaRumors]

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Above is a short video that Nick and I shot using a pair of Olympus E-P3 cameras.  Nothing fancy in terms of lenses, filters, matte box or follow focus.  We just wanted to see what kind of footage we could get out of them straight out of the box. [click to continue…]

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Olympus E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is the third model in the flagship Micro Four Thirds lineup known as PEN cameras, which got started with the E-P1.  I’ve been using the Olympus E-P3 for a couple of days now and wanted to give you some of my initial thoughts on the new camera and why it’s the best PEN yet. [click to continue…]

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Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT

The Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT is a serious carbon fiber tripod for serious shooters.  It’s a heavy duty tripod that’s built to hold plenty of gear and keep it stable. [click to continue…]

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Zacuto has posted Episode 1 of The Great Camera Shootout 2011.  Last year’s, Shootout scored an Emmy and this year’s series is shaping up to be even better.

In the 2011 edition, the Shootout compares a dozen different pro-level cameras (and film): [click to continue…]

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