Continuous light: Nanguang Luxpad 43 LED Light Pad

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The Nanguang Luxpad 43 LED Light Pad is a thin and light LED panel that gives beautiful soft light. It is ideal for both product photography and video recordings. The Luxpad works both on outlet power and with batteries and can therefore be used anywhere and anywhere.

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Icelava Warm-to-Cold filter

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The Taiwanese company STC is bringing an interesting filter to the market: the Icelava Warm-to-Cold Fader. It is a filter that can make the color temperature of the shot warmer or colder with a simple turn of the filter. On top of the filter, there is a neat scale with which you can see when the filter is neutral is and when the effect is at its maximum. The Icelava works just like a variable gray filter on the basis of polarization. The difference, however, is that the image does not become darker, but changes in color. The polarizing effect of the filter is more or less an added bonus. Reflections disappear, and for landscapes in particular, colors become deeper and more saturated due to the reduction of the reflection.

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Nanguang CN-ST288Cx2 LED Flex Panel

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Which light source can you use without fear of short-circuits when shooting in damp spaces or in the rain? Earlier this year, we published an announcement of a water-tight and flexible LED panel from LedGo. That LED Flex Panel piqued by curiosity, since a water-tight solution for (LED) light is very rare. That also applies for the physical properties. The Nanguang CN-ST288Cx2 LED Flex Panel is not only flexible (2mm), but also very light (140 grams). The color temperature is smoothly adjustable to the environmental light (from 3200K to 5600K).
Combine these properties and you have a unique, versatile light source that weighs just a bit more than a bag of candy. I placed the Nanguang CN-ST288Cx2 LED Flex Panel on a shooting tent, without the thing collapsing. I couldn’t do that with the barn door LED panel that I normally use.

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Review Olympus EE‑1 DOT SIGHT

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Experienced photographers act as though it’s child’s play to take action photos. As long as you just use an expensive camera and a very expensive lens, the rest is a cakewalk. In practice, it’s different. For action and nature photography, a great deal of practice and experience is required before your percentage of successful shots increases. The best investment—we are talking about a hundred euros—with the highest returns in the short term is probably the Olympus EE-1 Dot sight. 

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Review LedGo U-shaped green screen

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Chromakey recordings are business as usual in the TV and film industry. This is where a speaker, reporter or weatherperson stands in front of a (usually light green or blue) colored background, on which another image will later be placed. It is rather simple to make Chromakey recordings yourself. That is very handy if you do not have the cash for a studio and you want to make recordings for YouTube or your own website. You film yourself in front of an evenly lit, light green background and replace that background in a video editing program with whatever you like. The ease with which you make successful Chromakey recordings (read: the amount of time it takes you) depends strongly on the original recording. If the Chromakey background is not big enough, you will have to do extra editing, since otherwise, your living room will still be in the shot. This is true in particular if you use multiple camera viewpoints or a moving camera. If the background has creases, wrinkles or is simply not evenly lit, then the entire background will not be replaced, and you see those creases and spots in your new background.

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Li-Ion battery practice test: FXLION BP-250S

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Lithium-ion batteries are often used in photography and video. Not only to provide your camera with power, but also for peripheral equipment. Sometimes you wish that batteries were bigger, so that you did not have to keep changing batteries. And so that it isn’t a disaster if you forget to bring along a spare battery. What you want is to continue doing what you’re doing without interruption: photographing and filming.
My wish list includes a lithium-ion battery that I can use in combination with my Atomos Shogun. The longer I use this external video recorder (for Panasonic Vlog in 10 bits), the more enthusiastic I am about it. The Atomos Shogun firmware updates further expand the functionality. But I find the battery life—even with a bigger batter—to still be too short. I have multiple batteries, but I do not want to run the risk of having to change batteries while filming, at the moment that “it” happens.
Another reason why a bigger battery is on my wish list is that I sometimes want to provide a battery for my LED lights in the studio, so that I’m not bothered by the cords on the floor. I could also then use my LED lighting on location, although I don’t currently have any plans to do that.
For me, these are “nice to have” things, because it does not happen often that I am really bothered by cords, or that I have insufficient power with me for my Atomos Shogun. I’m therefore looking for an affordable, universally applicable and high-quality solution, including all the cables for linking from a lithium-ion battery to various devices. 

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Canon lenses on micro-43 with AF

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New Metabones EF to micro-43 adapter with AF

A number of weeks ago, we published a review of the Metabones Speedbooster S, with which you can use Canon EF lenses on a Panasonic or Olympus OM-D camera. With the adapter, the crop-factor becomes 1.4 instead of 2 and the brightness increases by a full stop (f/4 becomes f/2.8). Usually, the image quality deteriorates a bit with the use of an adapter, but—in theory—that is not the case with a focal reducer like the Metabones Speedbooster. It depends on the brightness and the entrance pupil of the lens that you use and the quality of the lens design and the glass types that are applied in the Metabones Speedbooster. With a bright lens (. 

Kipon & Metabones Speedbooster review

We coupled a Canon 150-600 mm Contemporary with a Metabones Speedbooster S to a Panasonic GH4 and compared the image quality of practice shots with shots made with the Sigma 150-600 mm Contemporary on a Canon 5D MK2. Below you can see 100% image excerpts from shots made with the Canon 5D MK2 at 600 mm f/11, compared with the Panasonic GH4 at 280 mm f/5.6 and 425 mm f/4 (EXIF info; in reality: f/4.5). 

 Metabones Speedbooster AF review: full frame vs micro-43Thanks to the 2x crop factor on a micro-43 camera, you can makes shots with the Metabones Speedbooster with a field of view that corresponds to an 840 mm lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor. The brightness is then f/4.5. That is not achievable with the Canon 5D MK2.

Kipon AF adapter for micro-43

Kipon AF adapter voor micro-43A less expensive solution for using Canon EF lenses on a Panasonic camera while retaining AF is a Kipon adapter, which was recently released. This Kipon AF adapter does not fit on an Olympus OM-D EM1 (but it does fit on an OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark II) camera. AF with Canon EF lenses on a Panasonic camera is lightning fast. On YouTube SHOTENKOBO has placed multiple videos, including a video to illustrate the function of the image stabilization when using the adapter. Below you see first video from his series, so that you can see the AF speed.



A less expensive solution does not necessarily have to result in poorer image quality. We took pictures with the Sigma 150-600 mm Contemporary on a Canon 5D MK2 and compared those with shots made with the Sigma 150-600 mm C with a Kipon adapter on a Panasonic GH4. If you use the 4K video or the 4K photo mode of the Panasonic cameras, then you get an 8-megapixel shot with a brightness of f/6.3 and a field of view that corresponds with a 1500m lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor! When you limi the output to Full HD, the filed of view is equivalent to a 3000 mm lens on a camera with a full frame sensor.

Kipon4KpansonicSigma700pxClick on the illustration for a larger version. Direct comparison of the image quality of the shots made with the Kipon adapter and the Canon 5D MK2 also shows how good the results from the Sigma 150-600 mm Contemporary with a Kipon adapter on a Panasonic GH4 are. All shots are made under not-very favorable atmospheric conditions, and you can also consider the photos that we publish here as a worst-case scenario. The image quality that the Sigma 150-600 mm Contemporary delivers on a micro-43 camera with a Kipon or Metabones is very good. In better weather, you might expect an even better image quality and in any case a bit more contrast and more cheerful colors. 

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Metabones AF from firmware update

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Do you have a Metabones Speedbooster for Canon EF lenses on a Panasonic camera? Carry out the firmware update and you also have AF.

Do you already have a Panasonic camera and a Metabones Speedbooster and are considering purchasing the new version because it has AF, and the old one doesn’t? There are firmware updates available for both Windows and Mac for the old Canon EF micro-43 Metabones Speedboosters. After carrying out the firmware update, you also have AF on a Panasonic camera with the older versions of the Metabones Speedbooster. I tested it with a Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 MK2 on a Panasonic GH4. AF is not as fast as an original Panasonic or Olympus lens and is a bit less fast than with the Kipon adapter, but it is certainly not slow.
The two old Metabones Speedboosters are now listed on the Metabones website as discontinued. Certainly for owners of an Olympus OM-D camera who want to have a Metabones Speedbooster, hurry to buy a Metabones Speedbooster S, as long as they are still in stock. The new Speedbooster is only suitable for Panasonic cameras.

 

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Review Metabones Speed Booster S (micro-43)

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With a teleconverter, you pull the light rays so far apart that the focal point, and thus the image on the sensor, becomes larger. The greatest advantage of a teleconverter is that a relatively small tool enables you to bring a distant subject closer to you. Disadvantages of a teleconverter are that the lens becomes less bright and that lens flaws become greater. A bad converter makes the image visibly less sharp.

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And if you do the exact opposite? With a "Speed Booster," instead of a teleconverter, instead of the magnifying the light rays, you compress them? So that—a wet dream for many videographers—the crop factor of a camera with a small sensor becomes smaller (1.4 instead of 2 for micro-43)?

What you need is a mirrorless system camera and a lens that is designed for an SLR camera with a larger sensor. You thus have the space to place a Metabones Speed Booster between camera and lens. If you use a lens that is designed for a camera with a full-frame sensor on a system camera with a smaller APS-C or micro-43 sensor, you reduce the vignetting on the edges. Lens flaws of the original lens will be made smaller and more light also falls on the sensor, so that you can choose a shorter shutter time when there is low light. A 24 mm f/1.4 full-frame lens becomes a 35 mm f/0.95 lens on a micro-43 camera, with—in theory—a higher image quality than the original! It seems too good to be true. And just as with a teleconverter, the lens quality of the Speed Booster determines the ultimate image quality.

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Speed Booster: 0.71 crop factor + 1 stop brighter
600 mm f/6.3 (full-frame) becomes 850 mm f/4 on micro-43

How does a Speed Booster work? It puts a lens ("Focal Reducer") between lens and camera that makes the focal distance of the lens smaller. A smaller image ("Reduced Image") results than with the use of the lens without a Speed Booster ("Original Image"). Because more light falls on a smaller surface, the lens with Speed Booster is brighter than without it.


Metabones Speed Booster options:

  • FX /full-frame lens to DX/APS-C  or micro-43 camera

  • DX/APS-C lens to micro-43 camera

 

UitlegSpeedboosterMetabones Speed Booster is designed in such a way that an APS-C/DX lens can be used on a camera with a micro-43 sensor, without the creation of extra vignetting. That has the consequence that with use of a full-frame/FX lens on a Speed Booster, only the center of the image will be used by the micro-43 sensor. Full-frame lenses with visible vignetting when used on a camera with a full-frame sensor show much less vignetting with the use of a Speed Booster on a micro-43 camera.  

Metabones Speed Booster: separate version for Olympus cameras

Metabones delivers Speed Boosters for 50 different lens/camera combinations (such as, for example, Nikon G, Leica M or Canon EF lens to micro-43 camera or Sony NEX camera). Sometimes, EXIF information (focal distance, aperture, zoom range) from the lens can be transferred to the camera. That makes it possible to set the aperture with the camera. Sometimes, that is not possible, and the Metabones Speed Booster has an extra aperture ring. Because there are so many different models, there is not a set price for all Metabones Speed Boosters. The higher the price of a Metabones Speed Booster, the more options you have. For our review, we chose a Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster S Version (MB_SPEF-m43-BM2), which can also be used on an Olympus camera. A previous version (MB_SPEF-m43-BM1) did not physically appear to fit on an Olympus OM-D E-M1, after which Metabones released the S version.

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Design, build quality and ergonomics

Focusing is only possible manually.

The Metabones Speed Booster is delivered in a hard plastic box. With the use of a converter, it is important that the lens remain perfectly aligned with respect to the sensor. A little bit of play in the connection between lens and converter, or camera and converter, can have disastrous consequences for the image quality. But the Metabones Speed Booster ("made of brass, precision-machined and plated with chromium") is exceptionally solidly put together, and there is no play at all between adapter, lens and camera. The Speed Booster is about the same size and weight as a 1.4x teleconverter and is also fitted with a tripod foot ("detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins and Photo Clam ball heads").

The information transfer from lens to camera is not perfect. For less bright lenses (>f/1.8), the brightness will be automatically converted, so that you see the correct EXIF information on the camera: A Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 is changed by the Metabones Speed Booster into a 25-50 mm f/1.0. If, however, you use a brighter lens, like a Canon EF 85/1.2L with a Speed Booster on a micro-43 camera, then that produces a 121 mm f/0.74, but the camera still show f/1.2 as the largest aperture. For bright lenses, you thus have to underexpose manually by 1 stop. Metabones reports that image stabilization that is built in for Canon EF lenses still works with the use of the Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster S Version. But you do not have AF available.


Metabones Speed Booster on micro-43: 24 mm f/1.4 becomes 35 mm f/0.95

High center sharpness and full-frame bokeh on micro-43

We reviewed the Metabones Speed Booster with a Sigma 150-600 mm Sports telephoto lens (Unbelievable! More later.) and with two bright wide-angle lenses (Canon 24 mm f/1.4L II and Sigma 24 mm f/1.4). The combination of a Metabones Speed Booster with a bright wide-angle is a favorite of videographers because it provides a bright 35 mm documentary lens, with which you can play with bokeh in a way unknown for a micro-43. The shots below are made with the Canon 24 mm f/1.4 L II, at full aperture, an Olympus OM-D E-M1. The second photo, of our bokeh test set-up, shows that at f/2.8, the angular edges of the aperture become visible, but that you still have a beautiful bokeh available. I realize that these are not very artistic shots. In the list with reviews, you will find sufficient image material with a higher level of artistry.
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Next to the bokeh, we also tested other image quality properties of the Metabones Speed Booster, such as sharpness. From the practice shots of buildings, we immediately saw that the sharpness in the corners is nothing to write home about when you combine a wide-angle lens with the Metabones Speed Booster. Imatest measurements were carried out with the sharpest of the two lenses that we had available (Sigma 24 mm f/1.4 Art). As far as vignetting and distortion are concerned, the Metabones Speed Booster delivers what you expect: in comparison with the results on a camera with a full-frame sensor, the performance of this very good lens becomes even better. Nonetheless, both the Canon and the Sigma still show visible vignetting through f/2. The center sharpness is also very high starting at full aperture. The sharpness on the edges and in the corners is another story. The Sigma 24 mm f/1.4 Art changes from a modern, top-class lens with high sharpness in the corners into a vintage lens with characteristic blur on the edges. You actually have to stop down two stops (not unheard-of for an f/0.95 lens) before the corner sharpness has become sufficiently high.
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Look in our list of reviewed lenses to compare the performance of the Metabones Speed Booster with a Sigma 24 mm f/1.4 Art (35 mm @ FF) on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with other lenses.

Metabones Speed Booster with a Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 Sports telephoto zoom

Practice shots & Imatest measurement results from the Metabones Speed Booster with the Sigma 150-600 mm Sports were fantastically good.

With a very good telephoto lens (Sigma 150-600 mm Sports), the advantages that you can achieve in theory with the Metabones Speed Booster become reality. We reviewed the combination of a Sigma 150-600 mm Sports, Metabones Speed Booster with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 (photo) and Panasonic GH4 (photo and video). Both the practice shots and the Imatest measurement results from the Metabones Speed Booster with the Sigma 150-600 mm Sports were fantastically good. Only at full aperture did we see a difference in performance between the zoom lens with and without Metabones Speed Booster. Without Metabones Speed Booster, the highest sharpness was achieved starting at full aperture. With Metabones Speed Booster, the resolution in the corners clearly decreased after stopping down 1 stop.

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Panasonic GH4 + Sigma 150-600 mm Sports + Metabones Speed Booster @ 850 mm (full-frame equivalent) f/4, 200 ISO, 1/800 sec

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Look in our list of reviewed lenses in order to compare the performance of the Metabones Speed Booster with a Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 Sports (200 mm & 800 mm @ FF) on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with other lenses..

At full aperture, the center sharpness of the Sigma 150-600 mm Sports with Metabones Speed Booster is already very high. With stopping down 1 stop, the sharpness in the corners is also very good. Distortion and vignetting are practically absent, as it appears from our Imatest measurements. Look in our list of reviewed lenses in order to compare the performance of the Metabones Speed Booster with Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 Sports (only tested at the extreme focal distances—200 and 800 mm converted to full-frame equivalent) on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with other lenses.

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The Metabones Speed Booster, in combination with a good telephoto zoom, provides a bright telephoto lens with very high image quality. Here, you see a test shot that I made in the bird-watching hut at the Lepelaarsplassen, Almere, with a Sigma 150-600 mm Sports + Panasonic GH4 + Metabones Speed Booster, at the longest focal distance and the aperture fully open. Given the focal depth and the bokeh, the image quality (sharpness, absence of distortion and chromatic aberration) correspond with a shot that you would make with an 850 mm f/4 lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor. As far as the absence of vignetting is concerned, the Metabones/Sigma combination scores even better.

Ideal for the video enthusiast who wants to make his or her own Full HD nature videos..

Panasonic cameras offer the option of using an "Extra Tele Conversion (ETC) mode" for Full HD (1980 x 1080 pixels) video recordings, where only the pixels in the center of the image will be used for the video recording. With this, you create an extra crop factor of 2.5, on top of the usual crop factor of 2 for micro-43. The Sigma 600 mm f/6.3, Metabones Speed Booster and Panasonic GH4 (GH3), with the use of the ETC mode, produce video recordings with the same brightness and field of view as a 2,000 mm f/4.0 lens.

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Conclusion Metabones Speed Booster S (micro-43) review

Look in our list of reviewed lenses in order to compare the performance of the Metabones Speed Booster with a Sigma 24 mm f/1.4 Art (35 mm @ FF) or a Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.6-6.3 Sports (200 mm & 800 mm @ FF) on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with other lenses.

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ECWYSIWYG score: This table shows the performance of this lens when you store the files in the camera as jpg. This score gives you for this lens + Metabones Speed Booster/test camera combination: "What you see is what you get".


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ECPure RAW score: This table shows the performance of this lens if the file is stored in the camera as a RAW file. This score approaches the intrinsic quality of the combination of lens, Metabones Speed Booster and test camera..

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Pros

  • High image quality, in particular center sharpness and bokeh
  • High build quality
  • Brightness increases 1 stop: f/1.4 becomes f/1.0
  • At short focal distances: Crop factor x 0.7 (1.4 instead of 2)

Cons

  • Only manual focus
  • Corners—in particular for wide-angle—are less sharp
  • The aperture value of bright lenses (<f/1.8)will be passed unchanged to the camera; do not forget to manually underexpose by 1 stop

Too long, didn't read (TL/DR)? Metabones Speed Booster:

  • Makes a lens 1 stop brighter
  • Center sharpness becomes higher, vignetting and chromatic aberrations become less
  • Crop factor 0.71x

The Metabones Speed Booster is a wet dream for almost every videographer and many photographers. A bright, full-frame wide-angle lens changes into an ultra-bright standard lens for micro-43 or APS-C (Sony E-mount, Fujifilm), with a very high center sharpness and unparalleled bokeh. An investment of a couple hundred euros changes a full-frame telephoto lens into a telephoto lens for micro-43 or APS-C with a brightness that you expect from telephoto lenses of more than 10,000 euros. That you can then only focus manually is no problem at all for most videographers. The Sigma 150-600 mm Sports with Metabones Speed Booster is convincing, with an unparalleled brightness and sublime image quality on both an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and a Panasonic GH4. With wide-angle lenses, you lose a great deal of sharpness at the edges, but the center sharpness is very high starting at full aperture, and the bokeh possibilities will make your mouth water.

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Review MustHD M501 Field Monitor

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When you start with video, you make your first video recordings with the SLR or compact system camera that you already have, perhaps supplemented with a pair of inexpensive accessories, like an on-camera screen ("field monitor") or an attractive, small LCD panel.
For me, it was different. I started with an external monitor worth 2,000 euros (Atomos Shogun), with a full HD screen and a built-in recorder for 4K video. Might be interesting for (semi-)professional videographers, that Atomos, but not for a photographer who uses his or her compact system camera to review video.

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Review Atomos Shogun: 4K 4:2:2 in 10 bits

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Panasonic and Samsung delivered unique cameras in 2014 with the Panasonic GH4 and the Samsung NX1. With these compact system cameras, you can make beautiful 4K/Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video. You can even store the video recordings directly on an SD card. Many (semi-)professional videographers and film-makers were surprised by the image quality and the versatility of these cameras, as well as the beautiful background blur in comparison with traditional video cameras with a smaller sensor. With the Panasonic GH4, you can also store the shots with an even higher image quality... if you have an Atomos Shogun!

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Getting to know the Atomos Shogun

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The day before Christmas, the Atomos Shogun was released in the Netherlands, so there's one next to me on the table now. The Atomos Shogun is an external video recorder with a beautiful full-HD, 7-inch screen, with which you make high-quality, 4K and full-HD slow-motion shots with system cameras such as the Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4 or the Samsung NX1.
Panasonic and Samsung have put on a top performance with all the cameras introduced in 2014 that take 8-megapixel (video) shots 30 times per second—without having to stop after a few seconds because the camera buffer is full.
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Review Ring Light 2D Gyro Stabilizer

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At photography expos, I've seen people running with a Gimbal stabilizer. I could not imagine that I would want to do that, until I tested a Ring Light 2D Gyro Stabilizer.

Making stable video recordings without using a tripod did not seem to be possible for me. I still have too little experience with video. If I shoot by hand, then the horizon never stays at the same height in the image. And it is more often tilted than straight. When I walk or run with the camera, it gets worse. You really don't want to see the results. After I had unpacked the Ring Light (that is the brand) 2D Gyro Stabilizer and made the first test shots, I understood the enthusiasm of the running photography expo visitors. I want a Gyro Stabilizer too! I only have decided yet whether I want a 2D or a 3D stabilizer.

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Review Nikon FT-1 adaptor for Nikon 1

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Couple the spectacular AF speed of Nikon 1 with spectacularly long focal distances!

If you have a Nikon 1 camera and a Nikon FX or DX telephoto lens, then you can create a super-telephoto combination for a reasonable amount, because with the Nikon FT-1 adaptor, you can use lenses with the Nikon F-mount on a Nikon 1 body, while maintaining most of the automatic functions—including autofocus with AF-S lenses. Both full-frame and APS-C lenses are suitable. Due to the crop factor of 2.7, a 100 mm lens becomes a 270 mm, and so forth.

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LED light for macro photography: LedGo R332

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If you want to make a beautiful close-up, portrait or macro picture, then you can almost never use artificial light. There is often insufficient natural light, or the lighting angle is not flattering. For portrait photography, in order to light the subject more nicely, a flash with a soft-box or beauty disk will be applied; for close-up shots and macro shots, a ring flash. That professionals on location can't do without artificial light sources is clear to see from the many square (soft box) or ring-shaped (ring flash) and round (beauty dish) reflections in the eyes of models. If you don't like flashes, then LED light is an attractive alternative.

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Review Panasonic 20-inch 4K tablet

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For the last few weeks, I've been sitting every evening with 4 iPads on my lap at the same time, but in one impressive, 20-inch tablet from Panasonic. An A3 print with a higher Dmax than barite paper. A glossy photo magazine without staples. More pixels and the same resolution as the Retina screen of the biggest MacBook Pro. Is this a glance at the future? Or an innovative product that isn't going to make it? Is such a large tablet ideal for quality-conscious photographers and videographers? I think it is.

Review Panasonic 20-inch 4K tablet, Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5
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