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Gear — ON1 Photo RAW 2017 (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele For years, the photographic industry was inundated with the RAW vs. JPG argument. Most photographers now agree that shooting RAW will get the best quality from your camera. However, just because you shoot RAW doesn’t guarantee great results, as both your technique and the RAW conversion software are paramount to the […]

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Gear — Fujifilm GFX 50S (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele Most of the new cameras being introduced these days are one of the three main sensor sizes, these being full-frame, cropped, and Micro Four Thirds. Fuji carries a line of cropped sensor mirrorless cameras, the X Series, which have a great reputation for all-around quality. Earlier this year Fujifilm made quite […]

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Out of Focus (Humour) – Camera Gear Nicknames (preview)

Gear for a professional outdoor photographer is the equivalent of a trumpet for a jazz player. These essential tools enable us to turn encounters with sea slugs, sand dunes and soaring eagles into artistic masterpieces worth thousands of dollars, a couple hundred Facebook likes and a prime spot on our mother’s fridge. My camera gear […]

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Gear – DFi Gear Flash Porter (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Some photographic accessories aren’t usually at the top of a photographer’s wish list, and backup solutions tend to be one of these. For a long time, in-the-field backup solutions have existed, some cheap and fiddly, and some very expensive with all the bells and whistles. A new product on the market, […]

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Gear — ViewSonic VP2768 (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele The computer monitor market is very competitive. ViewSonic has been making monitors for a long time, beginning with the CRT versions; they were some of the best monitors on the market. ViewSonic has recently introduced a series of high-quality monitors to compete in the demanding professional photographic market. Let’s find out […]

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Gear — Pluto Trigger (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Have you ever missed a great photo opportunity because you weren’t quick enough pressing the shutter button, or were fumbling with camera settings? There are many products on the market that allow you to remotely control your camera, removing the mundane process of doing repetitive actions. One of these products, the […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Airline Travel with Camera Gear for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Autumn is here and with any luck you’re planning an exciting bird photography trip somewhere exotic this winter, in search of new species in different environments. There’s nothing I love to do more than photograph new bird species in far-away places, but it took me a long time to […]

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Gear – Platypod Pro/Max (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele When outdoor photographers think of camera supports, they will most likely think of tripods, monopods, car window mounts or beanbags. A lot of photographers prefer not to carry around a tripod or monopod due to the bulk, weight or setup time. What if a camera support existed that was extremely […]

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Gear – Contour Design’s ShuttlePro v2 (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele There’s no shortage of accessories and gadgets released into the photographic industry. A lot of the camera gear is exciting and fun to buy. Although spending money on equipment designed to maximize workflow efficiency isn’t necessarily fun, sometimes they are some of the better investments. The ShuttlePro v2 looks very […]

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Gear – UniqBall (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele If you use a tripod, you’ll know that a tripod head is almost always required. There are a few different styles of tripod heads, with the ballhead and pan-tilt heads being the most common. The tripod head industry isn’t one that has had a lot of revolutionary designs, but one […]

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Gear – Nikon D500 (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele The photographic industry is progressing rapidly, with plenty of new camera equipment released frequently. With such stiff competition amongst the manufacturers, it’s tough to design a product that stands out from the crowd. Let’s see if the Nikon D500 has what it takes! The D500 ($2,699.95) is Nikon’s newest flagship […]

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Gear – FujiFilm’s Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R L OIS WR (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele In the past few years, many manufacturers have introduced super telephoto zoom lenses that provide great options for sports and wildlife photographers. Fujifilm’s offering is their recently released Fujinon XF 100-400mm and compatible XF 1.4X and XF 2X teleconverters. I frequently shoot with long lenses and looked forward to the […]

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Gear – PlanIt! For Photographers Pro (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele Smartphones and tablets have made their mark in the photographic industry in many ways in recent years. Between having good quality built-in cameras and very useful software applications, a lot of photographers can benefit from mobile technology. One photography application that harnesses the power of mobile technology is PlanIt! For […]

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Gear – Nodal Ninja (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Camera resolution has been a key marketing effort and photographer desire since the first digital camera was introduced. There are many situations where more resolution is required. Some 35mm/mirrorless cameras have up to 50 megapixels but in reality, especially when printing, a difference of 10-20 megapixels isn’t actually that much, considering […]

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Gear – Olympus Dot Sight (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Many sports and nature photographers use super telephoto lenses (300mm and longer) to capture the action. Recently there have been some super telephoto lenses, mostly zooms, introduced by various manufacturers providing very high quality with more affordable price tags. This has allowed more photographers the opportunity of acquiring one. A lot […]

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Gear – Lumix GX85 (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Panasonic’s newest camera, the Lumix GX85, has some very interesting features and improvements over previous Lumix models. Since all specs are listed on the Panasonic website, I’ll briefly outline some of the key features and will go into more detail on the camera’s usability, performance and wonderful new bag of tricks. […]

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Gear – VueScan Scanner Software (full story)

Review by Mark and Leslie Degner If you’re like us and have been photographing for a long time, way back to the film days, you probably have acquired a flatbed or film scanner to scan your slides, negatives and prints. The problem with those older scanners is that you often can’t get updates for the […]

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Gear- Olympus PEN-F Micro Four-Thirds Camera (full story)

Review by Mark and Leslie Degner The new Olympus PEN-F looks like a throwback to an earlier time as it’s a classically-styled rangefinder Micro Four-Thirds (m4/3), interchangeable lens system camera. Not only does it have a retro styling, it also pays homage to Olympus’ long photographic history by bearing the same name as an earlier […]

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