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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de Janeiro in just 11 days, and based upon this photo from Getty Images Sport, their photographers won’t be hurting for great gear. At 6-grand a pop for the Canon-EOS 1D X Mark II, it looks like there’s about $144,000 worth of bodies sitting on that table—to say nothing of all the big white lenses and other equipment that will be on hand in Rio.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

If you’re new to Lightroom, or just need some help streamlining your workflow, fear not: After watching this six-minute video tutorial you’ll feel much more confidant when editing your images.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

We occasionally turn to “The Slow Mo Guys” when we need a good laugh, and the video below sure did the trick. Gavin uses a $150,000 Phantom Flex digital camera at 1000 frames per second to capture Dan eating a cob of corn that’s slathered with ketchup and mounted on an electric drill. Sound stupid? It is.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments

If you’ve ever attempted to align two or more images in Photoshop, you know it’s not as simple as it looks; and the results are often disappointing. Well, with this pixel-perfect trick from Shutterbug’s “Ask a Pro” columnist Scott Kelby, aligning images IS as easy as it looks—and the results are precise.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments

As new cameras continue to offer higher and higher resolution, and many photographers are shooting and saving memory-intensive Raw files and 4K video, some of us have begun to outgrow the capacity of our storage devices. Seagate has addressed this issue with the introduction of a new 10TB drive that combines enormous storage capacity with high performance and a relatively affordable price.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments

The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4 IS Pro telephoto you see above wouldn’t be considered particularly big for a DSLR lens, but on a micro-four-thirds camera (with its 600mm 35mm equivalent) it’s an entirely different story. But what if you could get a 300-500mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom for your MFT system, with a whopping 600mm-1000mm equivalent in 35mm terms?

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

Despite the nearly universal acceptance of Photoshop as the editing program of choice for serious photographers, we’ve been keeping our eye on Affinity Photo—an award winning, $49 software alternative that Apple named the Best Mac App of 2015. Parent company Serif Labs has just upped the ante with version 1.5 that includes an array of new feature for both Mac and Windows users.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

This amazing aerial footage shows a lone seal swimming through a huge school of fish off Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia—a popular spot for surfers. The fish create some mesmerizing shapes as the seal passes through their midst, while the surfers observe the action.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

Last month we wrote about a patent filed by Canon for a “smaller and lighter” 1000mm f/5.6 DO super telephoto lens. Well, now they’re at it again—this time with a crazy EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 wide-range zoom for full-frame cameras. 

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Photographers tend to be a resourceful, gadget-loving lot, and this do-it-yourself video is one of the more interesting we’ve seen lately. The folks at ProductTank, a showcase for DIY product design, provide this easy-to-follow video tutorial showing you how to make an inexpensive, functioning camera stabilizer using Legos.

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