B&H has the 12″ MacBook (2017 model) for $799 (reg. $1299) as one of its Deal Zone deals for today only. The deal applies to the gold and rose gold colors only. [UPDATE: Only the Rose Gold color remains. Gold is sold out.] The standard silver color is still only $100 off the regular price at $1199 now. This is a stupid good deal on a recent model MacBook. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
The iPhone XR is the latest in the 2018 trio of new iPhones. It’s also the most “affordable” with its base price at $749 for the 64GB model, while it takes $999 to get the base iPhone XS and $1099 for the base XS Max.
For a guy that operates a camera tech blog, you might think that I’m one who has to have the latest and greatest gadget. However, I like tech that lasts a long time and I try to milk every mile out of great tech. I still use my Canon 5D Mark II as my main camera (although I’ve been eyeing an upgrade the past couple years) and my 2011 MacBook Pro is still in service as a video editing system. In fact, I think that old MacBook Pro is a superior product in terms of design (and performance in its day) than the newer, thinner MacBook Pros, which have “clicky” keyboards with keys that stick, limited ports, no disc drive and internals that can’t be upgraded. I prefer my 2010 Mac Pro over the modern Mac Pro trash can too.
In a lot of ways, I feel the same about the iPhone XR. I’ve had the iPhone XR for a week or so and its a good phone but it doesn’t do anything special that other phones don’t do better. My best praise for it is that it is faster than the iPhone 6 from which I traded up. [Read more…]
Apple announced its annual upgrade of the iPhone line yesterday. The entire new line takes on the edge-to-edge screen first introduced last year with the iPhone X. The new iPhone XS (5.8″ screen) and XS Max (6.5″ screen) are the top-of-the-line models and the iPhone XR (6.1″ screen) is the new “affordable” option. [Read more…]
Apple has announced new mid-2018 models of its MacBook Pro product line. The update now gives Mac users up to a 6-core i9 processor. The 15-inch model gets up to 4TB of flash storage and 32GB DDR4 RAM as configuration options. They also get a bump in batteries to take on the DDR4 memory.
The keyboard has been improved and hopefully addresses some of the problems the last-gen models experienced. Configuration options range from $1799 for an entry-level 13.3″ MacBook Pro to $6699 for a fully-loaded 15.4″ MacBook Pro. You can dig more into the specs and order them from Apple.com or here at B&H Photo.
Here’s a one-day only deal that kicked off a couple hours ago… B&H has the 15.4″ Apple MacBook Pro (late 2016 model) for $1799 (reg. $2399). This MacBook Pro has a 2.6GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 2GB VRAM, along with the Touch Bar. B&H also includes a pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth headphones and a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (a $169 value). Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
For more great deals this month, follow along on our Black Friday Camera Deals.
Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out, we are starting to see some real world footage and comparisons. In this interesting test, Jonathan Morrison pits the iPhone 8 against the $30,000 RED EPIC-W for a slow motion comparison at 1080p and 240fps. Apple continues to impress with the photo and video features and 240fps genuinely looks great on the iPhone 8.
Of course, if you’ve got a $30k camera at your disposal, you aren’t interested in shooting alternatively with the iPhone 8. However, the iPhone 8 makes a great slow motion camera for the rest of us.
Apple announced three new iPhones earlier today – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Apple’s iPhone has been the standard for smartphone photography since the first version was released 10 years ago. The latest update continues this tradition with some incremental and some ambitious upgrades.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the direct successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively. The iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”) features a number of cutting edge upgrades that sets it apart from the current crop of smartphones in the market and positions it as the new standard-bearer. [Read more…]