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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 — Glovax Pro gloves (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele The majority of equipment and accessories in the outdoor photographer’s backpack are directly camera related. Sometimes the accessories that can make a photographic outing more successful are not those that you buy at a photography store. I was sent a sample of Glovax Pro Gloves, and after giving them a test […]

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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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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 — Review Update – Progrey Filters (full review)

Review by Mark and Leslie Degner In Issue #35 (Fall 2015) we reviewed the Progrey G-100X Filter System and a number of their filters. Since our review was published the folks at Progrey (www.progreyusa.com) have been busy. In our review we noted that the Progrey 10-stop (ND1000X) Genesis Truecolor square glass solid neutral density (ND) […]

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Gear – Benro Mach3 TMA38C Tripod and V1E Ballhead (full review)

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner Recently we received the new Benro Mach3 TMA38C tripod and Benro V1E ballhead from Vistek (www.vistek.ca) to try out. The tripod and ballhead are both sold individually so that photographers can mix and match different tripods with different sized ballheads (or other styles of heads) from the new Benro […]

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Gear — Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner We recently received the new Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L to try out and were really interested in seeing what it’s like, since we’ve never used or tested a Tenba photo backpack before even though the company has been making camera bags for many years. The new Tenba […]

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Gear — Joby Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Although primarily designed for use with a GoPro or other similar types of action cameras, the Joby Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm caught our attention as another way that we can attach lighter-weight mirrorless cameras, not just GoPro types, and flashes to a variety of smooth surfaces […]

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Gear — Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Given the fact that digital camera sensors have been increasing in size at a fairly rapid pace, with 20 to 24 MP becoming the norm, the first thing that photographers might say about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera is why does it only have a […]

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Heat 3 Smart Glove — Reader’s Review

Editor’s Note Before winter began, the Heat Company reached out to us to see if some of our readers would like to use and review their Heat 3 Smart Gloves in our harshest Canadian winter conditions. Five lucky readers who won the opportunity, through our Facebook page, rose to the challenge and provided some great […]

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Digital Chat — Keep Those Digits Warm (preview)

Story and photography by Paul Burwell As a photographer not afraid to go out in the cold, I’ve been on the lookout for some sort of glove that would allow me to keep my fingers warm while still letting me operate the hundred or so buttons and dials my camera uses to control its operations. […]

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Gear — 3Pod P4CFH Carbon Fibre FlatFold Tripod and 3Pod H2 Ballhead (full review)

Review by Mark Degner A good travel tripod has to be lightweight, compact when folded but reach a reasonable height when the legs are extended, stable, durable and reasonably priced. That’s a lot to ask for, and often in order to meet all of these criteria a photographer has to make some trade-offs. One possible […]

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Gear — Sony α7 and α7R Digital Cameras (full review)

Review by Mark Degner The new Sony α7 and α7R are the smallest full-frame, interchangeable lens cameras currently on the market. They’re smaller than DSLR cameras and only slightly larger than micro 4/3 cameras. The α7 ($1,699.99 body only or $1,999.99 body with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens) and α7R ($2,299.99 body only) are […]

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens (full review)

Review by Mark Degner Photographers like things that are familiar or comfortable and often shun things that are different. This can be said about photographic styles, techniques and equipment. However, this can also limit photographers in pursuit of their craft. Three of the products in this issue’s gear reviews fall into the category of different […]

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Rogue Safari (full review)

Review by Mark Degner As I have stated before in a previous review, when built-in camera pop-up flashes first appeared many years ago on film SLR cameras, I thought they were more of a gimmick and not really that useful for serious photography. However, I’ve found in certain situations they’re actually quite useful. In terms […]

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Pentax K-5 IIs (full review)

Review by Mark Degner The K-5 II and K-5 IIs are the new flagship models of the Pentax K-line, replacing the popular K-5. The K-5 II ($1,099.99) and K-5 IIs ($1,199.99) are essentially identical in all aspects, except that the K-5 IIs does not have an anti-aliasing (AA) filter. This means that the K-5 IIs […]

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