Aurora HDR 2019 Review
By Alik / 05, October

When I first started using Aurora back in 2017 it really felt like the beginning of something awesome. Like the baby alien that just burst out of Kanes chest in the first Alien movie, it took off running doing all these mysterious things behind the scenes.

The little creature continued to grow while occasionally popping out for an update here and there. It was exciting and still powerful, but we only got to see hints of what this beast would become. Finally, with the launch of Aurora HDR 2019, it’s true form has been revealed as the perfect landscape devouring monster.

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Kipon IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Mark II Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 03, October

Without a doubt the Kipon IBELUX 40mm f0.85 is one of the most interesting lenses for APS-C shooters to date. This is currently the brightest lens on the market as well as the fastest. For APS-C shooters that miss the depth of field and low light performance of full frame cameras, you’ll find all that here. A 35mm equivalency would give you something like a 60mm at f1.2.

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Handevision 50mm f2.4 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 01, October

The Handevision IBERIT 50mm f2.4 is a full frame mirrorless lens designed to function as a light weight and compact prime. The IBERIT is constructed with an aluminum barrel, a copper core and stainless steel components. Although the lens isn’t that fast, the 6 elements in 6 groups produces a very beautiful image with a ton of pop and a very classic style of rendering with a lot of great character.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 28, September

For the last few years, APS-C digital photography has been battling the war of relevancy, trying to find its place in photography among enthusiast and professionals. Some people love APS-C, for others, it’s just not good enough.

In this Fujifilm X-T3 review, I’ll be going over a few things you don’t see most people or reviews talking about. I won’t dive to deep into the nitty-gritty of the specs, rather we’ll take an in depth look at what X-T3 is really all about; the user interface, how you can customize camera output and the experience of using it, with some beautiful specs sprinkled on top of course.

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Depth of Field Calculator
Depth of Field Calculator | With 35mm Equivalency
By Alik / 10, September

The depth of field calculator allows you to find the depth of field of any aperture of any lens at any distance. The depth of field calculator also includes a 35mm equivalency calculation so you can see equivalent lens crop and depth of a given aperture on smaller or larger sensor cameras compared to full frame 35mm. 

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Fujifilm X-T3 Announced | Great Price and Specs!
By Alik / 06, September

The moment has arrived. The Fujifilm X-T3 is officially announced!

I want to say this is Fujifilm’s flagship camera but it’s actually not. This is their photography centric camera with incredible video specs, shooting 4k video at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:0 internal recording and 4:2:2 external recording with a 400Mbps codec. That pretty much just killed GH5s and marks X-T3 as the best mirrorless hybrid camera for video.

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Did Canon Just Win? 3 Reasons Why I Think So!
By Alik / 05, September

As the mirrorless Armageddon comes to a head, it looks like Canon just dropped the most advanced camera we’ve ever seen. Period. Undeniable. I’m talking about the Camera itself, not the engine inside which still has plenty of horsepower.

It might not be a spec god, but the camera is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from anyone. It really is doing so many things I love and is taking advantage of technology that you would expect to see in a Playstation controller or a Nintendo Switch or something.

Let me share a few things I think are incredible. Then I’ll point out the obvious bad things that are triggering people.

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Canon EOS R | Full Frame Mirrorless Specs, Looks Cool
By Alik / 03, September

The Canon EOS R specs are out. If you weren’t satisfied with the screeching and raging of the Youtubers and bloggers with the Nikon Z cameras, you’re really going to love this one. 

Single SD card slot, not even UHS-II, no IBIS, no joystick.

Why does Canon do this? Why can’t anybody seem to compete with Sony?

I’ll tell you why.

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Handevision 35mm f2.4 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 28, August

The Handevision IBERIT 35mm f2.4 is a light weight compact full frame 35mm f2.4 mirrorless lens. It’s constructed of an aluminum body with a brass and stainless steel core for a low weight design. While the Handevision 35mm f2.4 is not a very fast lens, its characteristics are very balanced with a classic style of rendering and an extremely versatile 35mm focal length.

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HDR DJI Spark Fukuoka Japan
Is The DJI Spark Good Enough For Photography?
By Alik / 27, August

I’ve owned the DJI Spark for close to a year and it’s been a great little toy. It’s allowed me to get a view of areas I could have never seen before and it’s all around very fun to fly around.

In this last year, I never really been able to reliably get nice shots out of the Spark unless the conditions, both weather and light, were absolutely perfect. This leads me to the question –

Is the DJI Spark Good Enough For Photography?

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Nikon Announces Z6 / Z7 – Full Frame Mirrorless
By Alik / 22, August

Nikon has announced their new Z Series full frame mirrorless cameras. The Z6 and the Z7.

These two cameras will be very important to the mirrorless full frame industry after Sony has for five years completely owned the full frame mirrorless camera market.

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Rokinon 50mm f1.2 Review & Sample Photos
By Alik / 18, August

The Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (also sold as a Samyang 50mm f1.2), is an ultra fast, ultra bright 50mm APS-C mirrorless lens with a field of view equivalent to 75mm on Sony and Fujifilm cameras and 80mm on the Canon mirrorless cameras. It features excellent coatings for flare and ghost reduction and two aspherical elements for excellent corner sharpness and chromatic aberration control.

This is the best all around manual 50mm lens I’ve tested in the native Fujifilm mount so far.

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