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Camera Bits Announces Photo Mechanic 6

After almost seven years, Camera Bits have announced that their popular Photo Mechanics software is finally getting a much deserved major update. The new version will be Photo Mechanics 6, being the successor of the previously released Photo Mechanics 5. This major update is said to provide users with a significant update on existing features

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Does the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D Still Measure Up?

The Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D is one of those lenses that has stuck around for a reason. It’s a fast standard focal length prime lens, which was first released in 1995 and can still deliver the goods. Accurate images with great resolution, a very usable f/1.4 aperture and is happy to produce accurate images even

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The Leica X-U (Typ 113) Taking the Crown but at What Cost?

The Leica X-U (Typ 113) is the second and upgraded version of the X (Typ 113), which was released back in 2014. The X (Typ 113) is a quality camera that captures top-notch images but there were a few downfalls to it like its slow focus and operational quirks. With the X-U (Typ 113), Leica

Oppo F11 Pro to Feature No-Notch Screen and 48MP Pop-Up Camera 8

Oppo F11 Pro to Feature No-Notch Screen and 48MP Pop-Up Camera

Oppo is all set to lure its customers with amazing designs, and its mid-range and premium smartphones are in no mood of compromising with their looks. On the same lines, Oppo recently unveiled F11 Pro which exhibits a rather sleek design without a notch and a popup selfie camera that provides a flawless uninterrupted screen.

Taking a Look at the Matchbox-Sized GoPro Hero 4 Black 10

Taking a Look at the Matchbox-Sized GoPro Hero 4 Black

Many companies are expanding their market by making more than just point-and-shoot cameras or DSLR. Action cameras are becoming pivotal as photographers are going through all types of environments to capture incredible moments and imagery. But this is more than just for professionals. Consumers want something they can take on the go without worrying if

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A Look at the Camera in the Apple iPad Pro 11

It almost feels strange reviewing the camera capabilities on a tablet device. Coming from traditional photography, a tablet is the equivalent of holding up a picture frame to take stills or video which can seem weird at first, but in the right scenarios can be a fantastic tool. As camera kits go, you’re not suddenly

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Is the iPhone 8 Just as Good as the New Models?

With all the new iPhones that have come out within the last year, where does the iPhone 8 stand among all of them? Even though there are three newer models, the iPhone 8 is still relevant. Especially if you are someone not looking to spend about a grand on a new phone. The smartphone has

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Still Shines with Its Features

Samsung outdid themselves when they launched the Samsung Galaxy S8. Two years after its release date, the smartphone still remains as one of the best phones on the market. And now with its lower price point, the Galaxy S8 is definitely a phone you would want to look into if you are looking for something

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM: Still a Classic

The EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS is one of the go to lenses for medium telephoto focal lengths, with a huge range of applications. The second iteration of the lens came in 2010 as the IS II which brought updates to all areas such as optics, image stabilization and design. Although the lens now has

NASA Astronaut Captures Race Tracks from Space with a Nikon DSLR 12

NASA Astronaut Captures Race Tracks from Space with a Nikon DSLR

Growing up in Detroit, Drew Feustel, a NASA astronaut, became an avid car and racing fan. Feustel is so enthusiastic about car racing that he photographed race tracks from space while leading the International Space Station in 2018. He also watched the various car racing series in his free time. As a long time racing

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Getting Your Money’s Worth with the iPhone XR

In 2018, Apple was on the ball when it came to releasing new models. Within one year, the company released three new phones – the iPhone X, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS. But just by the look of the prices, it could have been an immediate turn off as each went for about

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Best Waterproof Cameras for 2019

In many ways the terms ‘waterproof’ and ‘camera’ are completely opposite in application. The majority of the time a camera and its owner will react to water like the Wicked witch of the West, but it doesn’t have to be this way with the right equipment (unless you’re into that green make-up thing). Today’s waterproof

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New Nokia 9 PureView to Feature Five Cameras

The MWC 2019 event held a surprise for photographers who enjoy using their smartphone as a sidekick while taking photos. HMD Global officially announced the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone during the event, featuring a total of five cameras in order to produce better quality photographs that are sure to impress. The cameras are accompanied by

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New AI-Based Long Exposure Photography App for iPhones

For photographers who enjoy taking photos with their iPhone, last week marked an important date, especially those who frequently find themselves taking long exposure photos. The developer team behind the popular Halide application for the range of Apple iPhone smartphones announced a new app, known as Spectre, that now uses artificial intelligence to help photographers

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A Look at the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Many DSLR users first experience with a prime lens is with a 50mm of some variation. In the Canon world, the 50mm f/1.4 lens can be charted back to 1971 with the FD 50mm f/1.4, with many people having used or owned a entry-level 50mm f/1.8 at one time or another or want for the

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Yuneec Typhoon H Plus Drone: The Flying Bug

The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus is a professional level drone, with a unique design setting it apart from other pro-level drones. The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus was launched as an upgrade to the Typhoon H as their ‘most powerful consumer product’ yet. We will look at the Yuneec Typhoon H Plus as not only an

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Get Perfect Round Bokeh with the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens

Let’s get to the point, the reason for buying into an out of the ordinary lens is because it can do things other lenses can’t. This is the case with the Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens. In both looks and functionality this lens is very distinct and can produce beautiful things like perfectly round bokeh. There

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How Tough Is the Olympus TG-5?

The Tough TG-5 is the fifth generation in this series from Olympus. With constant improvement with each iteration, this camera sets that standard high within the waterproof category. Do not let the simple design and lens from its previous models fool you. With the Olympus TG-5, the performance level will please many with its 4K

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DIY Pro-Quality Video Lighting That Won’t Break the Bank

You may have top-notch lenses and camera bodies, but you still need quality lighting when you’re shooting video. Even if you have ideal lighting outside, you still need accessories to make sure your subjects are lit correctly, just like with stills where a little fill flash can always separate your subject. The problem is that

Oppo Smartphone to Feature 10x Zoom and 48MP Camera 24

Oppo Smartphone to Feature 10x Zoom and 48MP Camera

At the February 2017 MWC event, Oppo showed off a hybrid phone camera technology which is capable of 5x optical zoom. Although there’s currently no smartphone on the market with that camera technology, the company is now promising something even better – doubling the impressive zoom. Oppo is preparing to launch a smartphone with its

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A Look Into the Canon EOS 5DS

Canon extends its 5D line which has been revolutionary within the photography world. This line has combined qualities the professional and amateur photographers want in cameras –  allowing each to have an affordable camera that shoots full-frame. Aside from its full-frame, it is also a bit smaller and lighter than other full-frame cameras that shoot

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New Lumenzia V7 Released With 30 New Features

Customers who are using the Lumenzia app from Luminosity to assist in processing masking edits on photographs are now able to update to the latest version of the application, version 7. This new version adds 30 new features that will make the process of setting up masks on photographs easier than ever before. In addition

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How to Make an Instant Camera Drone

There are plenty of drones on the market these days that can take stills and video to a high-quality. However, if your needs are more specific or you want to shoot with an instant camera, then you may have to resort to a self build. This approach clearly has its plus and negative points, but

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New Compact Cam from Fujifilm XP140 Is Waterproof and More Durable

On February 14, 2019, Fujifilm announced that they would be releasing a new addition to their line of compact waterproof cameras soon called Fujifilm XP140. The Fujifilm offers a significant upgrade over the previous model, the XP130, including the capability to take higher resolution photographs, along with improved durability and better waterproof features. This will

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New Pro Pen Slim From Wacom Reduced Fatigue With Prolonged Use

Wacom made a recent announcement that a new pen will form part of their series that provides users with a more convenient experience when it comes to digital illustrations, graphic design, and similar subjects. The new Wacom Pro Pen Slim offers a more convenient usage for users who find that the traditional options, such as

Vivo Launches Notchless v15 Pro with 32-Megapixel Pop-Up Selfie Camera 30

Vivo Launches Notchless v15 Pro with 32-Megapixel Pop-Up Selfie Camera

As one of the companies making the most headlines in the smartphone space in 2018, Vivo experimented with and released several devices with astonishing hardware features. Continuing in the same vain, Vivo has launched the V15 Pro which is its first major 2019 product. The new mobile device brings along some high-end features from the

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A Sneak Peak at the Six Cameras of Samsung’s Galaxy S10

Samsung is seemingly hoping that more cameras are the recipe of success in its newer line of smartphones. Samsung is adding more cameras to its flagship phones. Speaking of which, Galaxy S10E has at least three, a standard camera, a selfie camera and an extra ultra-wide angle camera on the back. Super-wide lenses are not

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Sony a7R II Pushing the Boundaries

The Sony a7R II continues the a7 range, being the fifth model of these full frame cameras and the second highest resolution in the ‘R’ model range. The Sony a7R II isn’t just a continuation model, but has new features which sets it apart from the similar looking 24MP a7 II. These include a BSI

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PowerVision PowerEye Drone Aimed at Professionals

California-based PowerVision have produced with the PowerEye drone, a professional level drone which is not just capable of great footage, but can also carry a payload and comes with tons of features. Capturing quality stills and video is a pre-requisite from drones these days. Not just rocksteady footage, but also plenty of manual control over

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Are Sony a6300’s Improvements Worth the Money?

Sony has definitely made its mark in the camera realm. It has taken the market and took control of it with its compact cameras that produce high-quality content. The company consistently stays relevant with its exciting new products. This time around it has the Sony a6300. The Sony a6300 is similar to the the Sony

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Skydio r1 Drone: Fully Autonomous Consumer Drone

Firstly, the keywords with the Skydio r1 Drone are ‘Consumer’ and ‘Fully Autonomous.’ Being aimed at the consumer market usually means a budget version, but in this case the term refers more to more general use than anything else as the unit still has plenty of software and hardware trickery. ‘Fully Autonomous’ means that the

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Parrot ANAFI: Excellent Video Quality Drone

The Parrot ANAFI falls into the new category of drones small enough to fit into a backpack for hiking and good enough to capture high-quality videos of the stunning views you find out there. This drone is smaller, lighter and costs less than the Mavic Air, and it also takes 4K videos with excellent quality.

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Insta360 Titan 360-Degree Camera: The New Standard

Insta360 seems to have covered all bases when it comes to shooting video and stills in 360-degree. From the One X consumer model to the top end Pro 2 which can produce 8K 3D 360-degree footage, the company definitely has a solution that seem to fit most 360 degree niches. The Titan has raised the

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The Nikon D3100: A Great Beginner DSLR Camera

Nikon has developed a habit of making very attractive entry level DSLRs which are cleverly designed so that they are enjoyable to shoot with. Arriving on the market in September 2010, the Nikon D3100 is no exception to this trend. This camera stands as a great startup camera. In fact, It was designed in a

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How Efficient Is Canon EOS M100’s Simplicity?

Whether you are a professional photographer or the family documentarian, the Canon EOS M100 is one of the mirrorless cameras where Canon got it right. Out of the first few mirrorless releases, there were improvements the company took note from the consumers and fixed the inconveniences with this camera. The compact frame makes it one