Apple Watch Comparison – A History From Start to Now

Wearable technology is the current Next Big Thing. Fitness tracking and other health-related monitoring is one of the primary reasons for the current popularity of smartwatches. Apple Inc. recently released in September 2018 the latest version in the line of Apple Watches, the Apple Watch Series 4. What Does an Apple Watch Do? Apple Watch

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The Unique Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is a very unique lens, firstly for having image stabilized in a wide-angle zoom, f/2.8 wide-open and specifically for full frame camera bodies. This is a top of the range wide-angle zoom, which is set up to go against the likes of the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens,

Magnum to Launch Its First Online Photography Course

In a major move, Magnum, one of the most prestigious international photographing agencies in the world, has recently announced that they are planning to launch their first ever online photography course. With offices in London, New York City, Paris and Tokyo, the company is a reputed name in the photography industry and provides photographs to advertising,

Review: Does the Google Pixel 3 Have the Best Smartphone Camera?

2018 has been the year of the smartphone and the competition is at an all-time high. There is the iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and many more. Right before the year ends, Google decided to come out with their new and improved smartphone, the Google Pixel 3. Before its release, the smartphone

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A Match for a Heavyweight?

A classic may be a strong statement for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, but just like the 5D, the original 7D had pro-level features, with the 7D all wrapped around an APS-C sensor. However, time and technology move on and those who loved the all-around abilities of the 7D needed an upgrade to build

The Small, Light & Fast AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED

Nikon and Nikkor lenses have had a stellar reputation for several decades. For good reason, too. Nikon optics are sharp and very well made. The Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens for full-frame (FX) cameras is among the best lenses of its type. The Basics In full-frame 35mm format, 35mm is one of the most useful focal

Canon EF 135mm f/2L: An Oldie But a Goodie

The Canon EF 135mm f/2L lens is now an oldie, but it’s still a goodie. The lens is still sharp and fast and allows lots of light in, ideally for indoor sports, low light conditions and portraits. It’s a prime lens that has been serving Canon uses for many years, so we’ll see if it

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced: A Nearly-Perfect Drone

The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced drone is a no joke product with a no joke price tag. This isn’t for messing around with your friends on a hike. This is for taking quality photos and videos, and for enjoying a sophisticated survey of the world from the sky above. It is quick, it has a

Review: Stepping Into Another World With the DJI Osmo Camera

DJI is notorious for their drone collection, the Phantoms, that are popular within the industry. Back in 2015, the company decided to take another route and experiment with a different type of gear – a handheld gimbal and camera mount, the DJI Osmo. It definitely turned heads as it was something out of the ordinary

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Phase One Releases Capture One 12 with Lots of New Features

Phase One has recently released the latest version of their top-flight photo editing software, Capture One 12. The latest version isn’t just a minor upgrade – it features a rebound user interface, revamped menu system, new masking features from the Parametric Masking Engine, along with luminosity masking, more standardization between Macs and Windows versions and

The Best Canon Lenses for DSLR Models

If you own a DSLR then you’ll eventually own a bunch of lenses. Which lenses you choose will come down to the subjects you shoot most often and your budget. The initial choices come down to if you own a crop sensor/APS-C or full-frame camera. The recent introduction of the EOS R range of mirrorless

DJI Phantom 3 Pro: A High-End Drone at a Moderate Price

The DJI Phantom 3 Pro provides buyers with the unique opportunity to get high-end technology at a fairly moderate price. This drone has received a sequel since it first debuted, but still stands tall against many of the other products that currently occupy the market. The relatively reduced price tag may mean that the Phantom

DJI Phantom 3: The Best Drone for Beginners

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard was initially released in April 2015 as the next platform in the Phantom line. Building on the hugely successful Phantom 2, the Phantom 3 Standard shook things up a bit. The first Phantom to come standard with an integrated camera, this drone was designed from the start to be a

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon Is as Good as It Gets

Sigma has established themselves as not just a second choice lens, but a provider of different lens types to fit all occasions. The three main categories of Sigma lenses include ‘Contemporary’ for standard zooms, ‘Sports’ for telephoto lenses, and ‘Art’ for the top end of optics covering fast prime lenses, macros, and wide angles. The

ZEROTECH Dobby: A Novelty Product with Surprisingly Strong Features

ZEROTECH Dobby offers buyers a moderately-priced drone option in a market that is quite saturated with big price tags. This micro-sized unit does not stand tall against the high-end drones that are currently available for purchase, nor was it necessarily meant to. The ZEROTECH Dobby is better considered as a toy, rather than a piece

Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless: A Good Starting Point

The Canon EOS R brings a mirrorless design along with the functionality of the new RF mount to the Canon line up. The ‘R’ label may have thrown Canon traditionalists a curveball, but it essentially means the same sensor as found in the 5D Mark IV, with the ability to take the new lineup of

Photomatix 6.1 Review: A Close Look at a Great Product

When it comes to photo editing, there are lots of different options. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses, but Photomatix is a brand that seems to have true staying power. This is the sort of program that many serious photographers use to edit their HDR photography. Professional dedication to a product is always

Leica Q Review: A Quality Compact Camera

There’s always elegance to a design which mixes up both old and new influences in one package. This is the case with the Leica Q (Typ 116) which is a 24MP, fixed 28mm f/1.7 Summilux stabilized lens with a full frame sensor. The design is in the same flavor as the M-series rangefinders and sports

Review: Go Wide with the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM

The Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM is a wide-angle zoom lens that is very capable on full frame and crop sensors (equivalent focal length 27-64mm), extremely solid and built for everyday wide-angle use. If wide-angle is your thing, then this zoom will give you great quality across its focal range. Design The 17-40mm benefits from

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Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite: A Capable Beginner’s Drone

The Parrot AR Drone is now an old-ish design, being first launched in 2012, but it was one of the first drones that didn’t feel like you needed a pilots license to fly and could produce some decent videos and stills. The benefit of an older design means cheaper current prices and, as long as

Fujifilm X-H1 Covers All the Bases

The Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera is a chunkier and more fully fledged shift up from the X-T2 with the same 24MP sensor, but with more enhanced video capabilities. There’s also in body image stabilization, sloped viewfinder, and topside LCD screen, along with a healthily sized grip and larger buttons. Clearly building on the success of

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED: Solid All Rounder

Nikon’s AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 was released in August 2007 – a fantastic, high-quality workhorse lens, covering the most common zoom range for everyday needs. It’s happy on any Nikon FX (full-frame) and DX (APS-C) DSLRs, with the focal length being 36-105mm on crop sensors. The lens benefits from 15 elements in 11 groups, three ED

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL: Ultra Sharp Fast Tele-Zoom for Full-Frame Nikons

Nikon has a long legacy of making high-quality lenses. Nikon and Nikkor optics are well known and appreciated in 35mm film photography, various formats of digital photography, medical tools, enlargement lenses, industrial application optics, large format lenses, and sporting optics such as scopes and binoculars. The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is praised by

Sony a7II Review: An In-Depth Look for Professional Photographers

The Sony a7II is an image-stabilized full-frame mirrorless camera that was released at the end of 2014. It was the direct successor to the Sony a7 and uses the same full-frame 24-megapixel sensor as its older sibling. As the first full-frame camera to offer five-axis image stabilization, it was a groundbreaking camera when it was

Canon Rebel T5i: The Go-To Entry Level DSLR

The Canon Rebel T5i (or 700D) came to market as an update from the older Canon Rebel T4i (650D). These DSLRs, though entry level cameras, offer a wide range of capabilities to help improve your photography skills. As this review shows, the Canon T5i stands as the perfect transition from compact cameras to DSLRs. Canon

Sony a7R III: The Most Well-Rounded Mirrorless Camera

The Sony a7R III was the latest addition to the popular Sony a7 series of mirrorless cameras. They a7R III is often compared to the Nikon D850 as they both combine high resolution with high speed and fast autofocus capabilities. These cameras reach a level as no camera has done before. Key Features 42 MP

The Moto 360 Marries Traditional Design with Modern Features

Apple Watch has ruled over the burgeoning smartwatch scene. That is until an attractive Android Wear watch arrived in the form of the Moto 360. Unlike other smartwatches that looked complicated like they have been taken from the future and brought to the past, this smartwatch is more reminiscent of the traditional watch that we

Parrot Bebop 2 Review: A Great Drone at a Moderate Price

The Parrot Bebop 2 is a moderately priced drone with promising features, a sleek design, and a very moderate price tag. Its lightweight, compact frame handles well and will be both easy to transport and to navigate with. The system lends itself well to taking high-quality photographs and videos, and also to simply having fun.

Review: The Industrial Grade Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

The 1D series of cameras are Canon’s flagship imaging tools, built for the professional who needs an industrial grade camera which will perform in all circumstances on a daily basis. The 1D X Mark II has much of the similarities of previous models with some choice upgrades. An improved 20.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI: Small but Mighty

I have a personal affinity for Sony cameras as my first digital was a Sony DSC-F717, which seemed at the time to be able to do a bit of everything and do it very well. The DSC RX100 VI is no different, fitting into the “I can do a bit of everything” category. The camera

Sony a6500 Mirrorless Review: A Zoomed In Look at a Great Camera

The Sony a6500 is here, and it is here to please. This slim-built camera is the best of all worlds in an era where everyone is a photographer. This sleek machine is slim and compact but packs a big punch. Continuous autofocus makes capturing the unexpected quick and easy, while an onboard image stabilizer ensures

Review: GoPro Hero 5 Black All Action Cam

If you want a “go anywhere, do anything” type of camera, then the GoPro range does a pretty good job of covering all bases. The GoPro Hero 5 Black can still be bought for a reasonable price and has some great features like waterproof to 10m and a broad dynamic range. Being so superwide angle

Canon EOS Rebel T6i: Better Than Before?

There are so many puns I could use when a camera has the word ‘Rebel’ in its name, but I will stick to just the latest version hailing from a long line of Rebels. Things have come a long way since those early rebellious times, sorry… the  EOS Rebel T6i (referred to as the 750D

Pentax K-1 Mark II: Worth the Upgrade?

The Pentax K-1 Mark II is the latest iteration of this camera boasting new features and upgrades, but not necessarily a complete change from the original model. The camera definitely has some improvements, like the AF Tracking algorithm, with the camera having a great range of features for most situations. But the big question is

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Mirrorless: For the Photographer on the Go

The Panasonic’s Lumix DC-GX9 is joining the current fashion for compact cameras in the rangefinder style, ideally suited for the photographer on the go. Compact shouldn’t be confused with a limited amount of features or quality – the DC-GX9 packs 20 megapixels, a Four Thirds sensor, and a nice tilting viewfinder to capture those extreme

Review: Nikon D810 Hits a Benchmark?

The Nikon D810 nicely rounds off the brand’s 800-series and is not just a standard upgrade, but features functional upgrades that definitely make it worth buying into. The D800/E had bags of raw dynamic range, with the D810 building on this aspect. Features like ISO 64 mode, electronic front curtain shutter, a new mirror mechanism,

Nikon D5 DSLR Camera: The New Benchmark

In 2016, Nikon released its highly anticipated, top-of-the-line flagship DSLR, the D5. Boasting a 20.8MP full-frame sensor, Expeed 5 processor, and 153 point autofocus system, it’s better than its predecessor, th D4S, with the whole unit built for the working photographer who wants a robust body that can work at high speed all the time.

Review: Flying High With the DJI Spark Compact Drone

From the Phantom to the Mavic, DJI is known for its drones. This summer, the company stepped up the competition with its newest addition, the Spark. Just by looking at it, it is not like the rest of the DJI drones – literally. The Spark is the most compact drone the company has released, weighing

DJI Mavic Pro Drone Review: A Solid, Compact Performer

With the latest league of drones and their reliable features, consumers now want ease of portability and compact design, too. And, the Mavic Pro from DJI delivers that. The days of a drone taking up half of the trunk of your car are gone! This fantastic unit folds up to a very compact size and

Review: Flying High with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

It never ceases to amaze me how far drone technology has come on in recent years. I started looking into the technology back in 2008 when it was just a basic brain and you had to strap on your own lightweight camera. The biggest issues back then were camera vibrations, stabilization and seemingly needing years

Review: Snapchat Spectacles v2.0 Make a Comeback

In an effort to boost declining ratings for their social media platform, Snapchat announced the release of its original Spectacles in September 2016. The first version of the Spectacles were sunglasses with an embedded camera that allowed you to record 10-second video clips hands-free. The hype was high for these glasses and everyone was excited

Asus ZenWatch 3 Review: A Sleek and Handy Smartwatch

ZenWatch probably hasn’t introduced any breakthroughs in terms of functionality but it most definitely turns head thanks to its unrivaled design. The rounded shape resembles a traditional timepiece emphasized by an eclipse-inspired appearance and chronograph-styled buttons. The watch can be easily synchronized with your mobile devices and even used as remote control for their cameras.

The LG G Watch: A Basic Smartwatch for Android

Smartwatches are extremely popular nowadays because of all the practical features they make accessible right on your wrist. They allow you to quickly interact with your phone, they push notifications so you never miss out on anything, and some of them can even help track your health. The LG G Watch was one of the