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Video Producer, Lane Peters, Takes to the Track to Review Canon's Latest RF 85mm F1.2 Lens   Canon’s new RF 85mm F1.2 was made specifically for their new full-frame mirrorless cameras, the EOS R and EOS RP. If you haven’t had a chance to work with these systems, you should give them a try. Canon’s approach to these new systems...
Father's Day is coming up and if you're looking for something to get your dad who loves photography, look no further. Our staff has come up with five of our top Father's Day picks that will knock your dad's socks off. Let's get started! The Lumix GX85  The Lumix GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera is a small and convenient camera...
Today, Sony announced not one but two new super-telephoto lenses—the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS super-telephoto prime lens and the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens. With these new additions, the E-mount lens lineup now has 33 FE lenses and 51 total lenses.  The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS  Following Sony's acclaimed FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, the 600mm will...
As Canon’s fifth RF lens, the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM, will be unlike any Canon 85mm lens you have experienced. We were able to get our hands on it here at the store and we're extremely impressed. Three things that stood out to us were the minimal chromatic aberration, the stunning image quality and the design of the lens itself.  ...
Let's talk about the new BIG BROTHER in town...the Profoto B10 Plus, a new addition to the Profoto B10 product line. When the B10 came out last year, people loved it. Here at the store, the B10 duo kit is one of the most popular lighting sets in our rental department. With the new B10 Plus, photographers will have more creative leeway to make the...
  The GFX 100: Fujifilm's New 102MP Medium Format System  Fujifilm's new GFX 100 is changing the game as its first 102MP mirrorless medium format system. With decades of research and experience, Fuji has made breakthroughs in medium format auto-focus performance, by being one of the first to have 5-axis in-body stabilization providing 5.5 stops of shake reduction. The Fujifilm GFX 100 Key Features  The Fujifilm GFX 100 presents numerous new...
With the mirrorless camera market exploding, it can be difficult to find a camera that is best for you. Since there are so many aspects that go into the decision-making process when purchasing a new camera, it is important to consider which camera has everything you need at the right price point. Whether you are looking for a small camera...
Profoto recently announced the A1X Speedlite to its product lineup—an updated version from Profoto's A1 Speedlite. The A1X is a round head flash that offers a more natural look. It comes with a set of light-shaping modifiers including a Dome Diffuser, Bounce Card, Wide Lens, Gel Kit and a Soft Bounce—all which can be easily attached with the built-in magnetic mount.  Major...
Mother's day is just around the corner so we went ahead and came up with an awesome gift guide with products that will leave your mom smiling. Any mom who is a photographer or aspiring photographer will love to add one of these items to her gear. So let's get started! 1. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 The Canon EOS Rebel...
Six months after the X-T3, Fujifilm came out with the X-T30—the perfect all-purpose camera. It's sleek design, image-making technology, and functionality make it an ideal camera for both the beginner and professional photographer. The X-T30 contains many of the same key features as the X-T3 but for a more affordable price, starting at $899. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf7u3Nfhsmw We'll go over why this...
Sony just announced a new firmware update for the a7III and a7RIII! Downloads: Firmware update a7R III at Sony. Firmware update a7 III at Sony. Press: Sony’s acclaimed a7 III and a7R III mirrorless cameras have received an exciting firmware update – software version 3.0 - that enhances Real-time Eye AF performance and adds Real-time Animal Eye AF and interval...
Panasonic has come through on its promise to improve video features and capabilities with the release of the highly-anticipated Lumix S1 software update. Although the cost of this update is still unknown, the release date is scheduled for this July. Panasonic has announced that the company will release a software upgrade key for the full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S1 in July 2019....
Today, Canon introduced two new instant camera printers to its IVY lineup—The IVY CLIQ and the IVY CLIQ+. Canon's president and chief operating officer explained that the IVY printer has made a major impression on the Gen-Z and Millennials this past year who have a passion for creativity and expressing themselves through photos. Now more than ever, it is easy...
Wacom IntuosPro is a worthy successor in the Intuos line of tablets. Definitely worth the money, but is it worth the upgrade from your Intuos4 or Intuos5? That's the question we'll answer for you.
Today let's talk about Wacom's Intuos line of drawing/illustration tablets. Some of you may have looked into Wacom's newest Intuos release - the Intuos Pro. Did you catch yourself wondering whether it was worth the upgrade from, say, your Intuos 4? Keep reading to find out some compelling reasons why the Intuos Pro is a smart buy for professional and amateurs artists alike....
On March 30th, Wacom will be in our store demoing their digital tablets for artists and photo editors. You can get all the info on that event, including special giveaways in-store and online here.  In the lead-up to the event, check out this guest blog from photographer Dani Daniels, originally featured on Wacom's blog, all about making the switch to...
As you may have noticed from our weekly Featured Photographer blog posts, a lot of photographers are big fans of Canon, and especially the 5D Series. We've seen dozens of professional photographers coming in and upgrading their 5D Mark III for the latest and greatest, the Canon 5D Mark IV. Besides all of the obvious reasons why the Mark IV is a...
Canon has just doubled their full-frame mirrorless offering with the unveiling of the EOS RP, touted as Canon's smallest full-frame EOS camera to date. The EOS RP serves as an introductory camera, complimenting its larger brother the EOS R. Both cameras utilize Canon's newest 54mm diameter RF lens mount, DIGIC 8 processor, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF focusing system. What that...
Sony's full-frame line, namely the a9, a7III, and a7RIII are getting an upgrade to their AF systems courtesy of the a6400. Two major features that Sony announced with the release of their latest compact crop-sensor camera are carrying over to their higher-end line via a firmware update coming soon - Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF for the a9, and...
We get a lot of questions about the Canon LP-E6N, the update to Canon's standard DSLR battery.  So what’s the difference between this updated battery and the older LP-E6? The newer, and slightly modified LP-E6N battery was released to coincide with the launch of Canon's 7D Mark II DSLR camera in the back half of 2014. It is marginally more...
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9R3-NzHoxg[/embed] There's no worse feeling than the moment your camera leaves your hand or slips out of your bag and you watch in slow motion as it heads for disaster. Whether you climb cliff faces with a camera around your neck, or you just have a house full of rowdy kids where no piece of equipment is safe, protecting your...
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weGK59EERpc[/embed] I had a blast testing out the new Profoto B10 monolights a few weeks ago in Park City, Utah. I was genuinely surprised at how portable and small these lights are. As a location-based, adventure photographer, this was huge for me! I felt that the additional weight was negligible, especially considering the amount of light output these lights are...
In this article one of our resident videographers, Lane Peters, discusses his process for shooting our latest video on the Aputure Light Storm series. Read on for his impressions on the Aputure lights, and how he used them to get the look he wanted for this project.  Earlier this summer, Aputure sent me some lighting equipment to test out on a...
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Hoya has announced their newest Circular Polarizer, an upgrade to their NXT series, called the NXT Plus, as well as an upgraded UV filter - the NXT Plus UV. Weatherproofing: "The new filter employs a waterproof top coat to Hoya's polished smooth glass for easy cleaning. Dirt, smudges, and water wipe away easily."  So the question is, why does this...
Peak Design has informed us of a slight upgrade they are making to Anchors going forward. Why the upgrade? The Anchors that went into production last year used a thinner cord so that the user could sandwich Anchors between any tripod plate and the bottom of their camera, and so that the Anchor could be connected directly to the camera...
Sony has finally introduced the much anticipated Sony a7III, marketing it as an advanced, entry level, full frame camera. Let’s see how it stacks up to it’s bigger brother, the a7RIII. Both feature the exact same frames per second, a dedicated multi-selector knob, so that you can shift focus points quickly, touchscreen capabilities, Dual media slots for increased storage, organizational...
Often times in our store, and on our online store we get customers telling us that they are seeing the "same" Canon product but for a way lower price on another website. We take a look at where they are finding this low price only to find out that the products that are being sold are NOT USA Canon products....
The wait is over. Tether Tools now offers USB-C to USB-C cables, and USB-A to USB-C cables for those using USB-C Cameras, such as Hasselblad H6 or X series, Panasonic GH5, Sony a7R III, and other new cameras on the market. For photographers who have USB 2.0 and 3.0 cameras and have upgraded to USB-C computers, TetherPro USB-C to each...
It has recently come to BLACKRAPID's attention that some retailers are bundling their straps with non-BLACKRAPID branded parts and accessories. Their warranty specifically states that the use of any non-genuine parts or accessories from other brands could cause damage to the ConnectR or FastenR and voids the warranty. However, depending on how these retailers choose to list these products, it may not...
Creating a high fashion portrait doesn't always have to involve a massive budget and an army of assistants carting in equipment. Sometimes creating a portrait is about getting back to the basics; with one light there's so many options to choose from. In the video below, one option is demonstrated by using one light to create a gradated background while...
The EOS 5D Mark IV can do many things well, but in the hands of portrait photographer Lorenzo Agius it performed to another level, with its blend of speed, quality and flexibility enabling genuinely new ways of working. Lorenzo Agius is a busy man, shooting a mixture of fashion and portraiture for big-name clients. Nevertheless, when the opportunity to try...
The best of all investments is piece of mind.  We are excited to be a part of the Canon CarePAK Plus plan! This new coverage plan is an accidental damage coverage plan that can be purchased when you upgrade your gear! Here's all that is covered in this new protection plan:  PROTECTION FROM ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE: Protection from kids, pets, and life...
The Flex Collapsible China Cube is an ideal solution for filmmakers looking to create soft overhead lighting with Flex 1’ x 1’ and 2’ x 2’ LED mats. This unique modifier is a 1 ¼-stop collapsible diffusion cube designed for portability and ease of use. This extremely lightweight softbox takes the difficulty out of creating vast overhead light in any...
GoPro Announced their new HERO6 video camera this week! Some of the new features that the GoPro HERO6 promises are: • "Quik Stories" this is a feature that allows you to capture the shot, and then sit back as your footage move to the GoPro app and transforms into an awesome video automatically. • "Twice the performance." With its all-new...
Now faster than ever thanks to extend GPU acceleration Hasselblad is pleased to announce Phocus 3.3, the latest update for its rich image processing software, Phocus. Phocus already delivers a high-end quality RAW file processing, and thanks to extended GPU acceleration based on Metal/OpenCL on Mac/PC, Phocus 3.3 is now faster than ever, allowing users to export images quickly and...
FLASH MODIFIERS. THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE. MagMod is all about making photography easier, by simplifying the technical wizardry involved in creating amazing photographs. We believe photographers improve quicker when the tools to create simply get out of the way, so you can focus on doing your thing: creating awesome images & impressing your clients. The MagGrip is...
On Sep 19th, 2017 Profoto launched the new Profoto A1 and a set of dedicated Light Shaping Tools. The A1 was created for passionate photographers and image creators. For the first time, photographers can have a super-compact, light and portable lighting option that turns any location into a studio. THE DESIGN:  The Profoto A1 is designed with light shaping capabilities; it has a unique...
Did you grow up in the age of the Polaroid? Or do you wish you grew up in that age? Don't fret, the original Polaroid is back! In 2008 a Dutch photography company named the Impossible Project bought Polaroid’s film secrets and they have since been selling similar film that fits into old polaroid cameras.  Just this last May, The Impossible...
HITTING THE ROAD WITH THE CANON 6D MARK II - By Syrp https://youtu.be/V_Npv4hzhLs A couple of months back, the team at Canon New Zealand strolled on into the Syrp inbox with a tasty proposition. They had a new version of an old favorite, the Canon 6D Mark II, coming out with some special features that particularly benefited adventurers and time-lapse enthusiasts...
If you are lucky enough to own a Leica camera, then you probably understand how important it is to keep up-to-date on the latest firmware. As of today, the Leica M10 is eligible for the most recent update version 1.9.4.0. This new firmware fixes a bug that in some instances produced black images when using short exposure times. Update your Leica...
The Canon EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x is a unique super-telephoto lens that takes Canon lens development to the next level. With outstanding image quality, a fixed f/4 aperture and a built-in 1.4x extender it’s a lens that’s packed with features, optical excellence, flexibility and reliability. Although, certainly not the most budget-friendly lens, it is made of the highest quality glass...
Syrp Super Dark Variable ND Filter Review by The Phoblographer Variable ND filters like the Syrp Super Dark Variable ND Filter have often been more popular amongst videographers than they have with photographers. But with proper knowledge of color theory or simply by relying on Auto White Balance if you’re trusting enough, a variable ND filter can be fantastic not...
From Los Angeles to Louisville to South Jersey and the far reaches of Canada – five dads (and talented photographers) from across our community share unique gift ideas for Father’s Day along with their favorite ONA bag. From a new roll of film to a simple pair of checkered Vans, here is our guide highlighting 15 gifts to show your...
Compact enough to fit into a small carry bag or even your coat pocket; the Syrp Genie Mini is a portable and easy-to-use device for creating smooth panning motion time-lapses or real-time video. It is designed to sit between your camera and tripod and has an internal motor that enables 360° panning motion with cameras weighing up to 8.8 pounds. Control and...
Rumor has it Sony has interrupted the digital photography market with their announcement of the new Sony A9. This new full-frame mirrorless digital camera is getting a lot of hype in the photography world because of the incredible features it's expected to have. But is it all just talk or does the A9 actually hold up to the claims Sony is...
We asked six moms from our community, including pictureline's former employee Megan Turley, for some creative and thoughtful gift ideas – for both them and a fellow mom – to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. From sweet-smelling fragrances to personalized jewelry to a journal for the expecting mom, here are 24 gifts that are guaranteed to make this Mother’s Day memorable: Akia...
Canon U.S.A. Announces Canon Log Feature Upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV Camera MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – In a move to help meet the demands of professional filmmakers, Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the availability of a feature upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera that will add the ability to record with Canon Log. With...
Chances are you've heard of these Breakthrough Photography filters, that started off their business with a bang by running a very successful Kickstarter campaign. But, have you had a chance to try them, or don't know if they're worth it? We've rounded up a few reviews from some of the most popular photography blogs on how these Breakthrough Photography filters...
Impressive image quality with Outstanding Operability Primary Features 1. The high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine enables the same image quality as the D500 The D7500 is equipped with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine found in the D500. It supports the ISO 100-51200 range of standard sensitivities*, and the synergistic effects of utilization with the Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, with its...
The best way to take great photos of small to medium-sized objects and products is using a photography light box or tent. If you have a lousy photo, you’re selling yourself and your potential customers short. Photo: http://www.ninthandbird.com/ Whether you’re a food blogger, Etsy/Ebay shop owner, or are wanting to digitize important family documents, you need a photography light box. This simple system, also...
For those who haven't already heard the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is hitting the market TOMORROW, Thursday March 30th, and Pictureline will have plenty in-stock for all who want one. Once you realize all of the amazing capabilities this camera has in it's compact, weather-sealed design, you'll be calling us up wanting to reserve one! A couple of weeks ago we...
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