Case Logic’s new Kontrast Pro DSLR Backpack adds to its refreshed line of Kontrast gear. Case Logic has been doing a bang-up job lately with good-looking, functional camera bags. So, how does the Kontrast Pro DSLR Backpack stack up as a sub-$150 camera bag? [Read more…]
The Fujifilm Instax 210 is one of the few wide-format instant film cameras on the market today. I picked one up a couple months ago for around $80 with the intent of capturing some fun analog photos this summer.
And it’s been a real hit all around. Every time I break it out around friends or family, I get nothing but positive vibes. In today’s world of a bajillion Instagram photos on everyone’s phone, there’s something special about handing your friend or family a physical print that exists only as that single print. [Read more…]
Earlier this year, Red Giant updated several plugins in the Magic Bullet Suite for its version 12 update. There is also a new film simulation tool in the suite, aptly called Magic Bullet Film. The updated apps include:
- Magic Bullet Looks 3.0
- Magic Bullet Colorista III
- Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0
- Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0
In addition to the updated products, Magic Bullet Suite 12 also features Denoiser II and LUT Buddy. [Read more…]
I got my hands on the new Canon Rebel T6s and have had it out a time or two now for some casual photography. My early thoughts on this camera is that it is a fantastic option for the budget-enthusiast and aspiring vacation photographer.
The resolution of the Rebel T6s is great at 24.2MP but that really isn’t something you notice anymore. It looks like noise-control has improved again and you are going to get good low light images with the kit lens thanks to the sensitivity of the new sensor. [Read more…]
I received my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens today and wanted to share my initial impressions.
This lens is situated as the next Nifty Fifty in Canon’s line-up, offering the popular 50mm focal length at an affordable $125 price point. Of course, on APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel series will provide a field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a nice option as a beginner’s portrait lens for the Canon Rebel shooter. [Read more…]
The Nikon D5500 is the latest starter camera in Nikon’s DX line. It is a step up from the D3300 and a step below the D7200. As such, it serves a nice position as an upgrade camera for beginners and a powerful package for enthusiasts.
The D5500 goes head-to-head against the Canon Rebel T6i and Rebel T6s models. In many sections of the spec sheet, the D5500 best the Canon alternatives and rivals even more advanced models. [Read more…]