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A Review of the Sega Digio SJ-1 Camera From 1996

A Review of the Sega Digio SJ-1 Camera From 1996

With camera technology as good as it is nowadays, it can be easy to forget just how quickly things have advanced in the span of just a few short decades. As a case in point, this fun video reviews the Sega Digio SJ-1, a nifty point and shoot camera from 1996.

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Are Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Ready for Wedding Photography?

Are Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Ready for Wedding Photography?

As Nikon continues to push into the mirrorless market, the Z 6 and Z 7 are finding their way into the hands of more and more photographers. Wedding photography is one of the most demanding of all genres, and many Nikon shooters are wondering if the cameras are up to the task. This great video review seeks to answer that exact question.

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How Useful Is an External Field Monitor for Stills Photographers?

How Useful Is an External Field Monitor for Stills Photographers?

I’ve watched with interest as videographers use external small monitors attached to their DSLR or mirrorless cameras. I could see the advantages: the larger screen, the ability to see vectorscopes, histograms, and the variety of focus tools available. At the same time, I wondered if a monitor would enhance my landscape and nighttime photography, so I took the plunge, and here are my findings.

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Versatile and Sharp: A Review of the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens

Versatile and Sharp: A Review of the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens

The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens offers a highly functional focal length range with wider apertures than we normally see in high zoom ratio designs. In addition, it’s quite affordable, making it an interesting prospective lens for quite a few photographers, especially those who do not want to carry multiple lenses. Check out this helpful review to see if it’s right for you.

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Is the Google Pixel 3 a Good Camera or Just a Good Camera for a Phone?

Is the Google Pixel 3 a Good Camera or Just a Good Camera for a Phone?

When Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the company touted its camera as the best in its class, becoming the first camera manufacturer to ever partner with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. In this in-depth look into the camera’s capabilities, we can see just how great the camera can be.

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Versus EF 85mm f/1.2L II: Which Is Better?

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Versus EF 85mm f/1.2L II: Which Is Better?

Portrait photographers who have shot with the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II will probably tell you about how wonderful that lens is. Having this particular focal length with such a wide aperture produces very unique and beautiful results. The new RF mount lens looks to take the crown for the best portrait lens, however.

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Fstoppers Reviews the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21

Fstoppers Reviews the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21

Tenba has been creating some very stylish and excellently designed camera bags recently and the Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 is the pinnacle of these new offerings. With a semi rigid hard shell case surrounded by a 1680 denier ballistic nylon shell, the roadie air case is not only an inconspicuous and highly stylized camera bag, but it’s also an incredibly protective roller case that’s great for domestic and international travel.

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Round Heads are All the Rage: Fstoppers Reviews the Godox V1

Round Heads are All the Rage: Fstoppers Reviews the Godox V1

In a move that potentially threw the Profoto marketing team into a frenzy, Godox recently released their V1 hotshoe flash. Sporting a round fresnel head and all the features of a great flash system, the V1 is a hefty contender at its price-point. But, how does it perform? Let’s check it out after the jump.

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The Sony a7 III Versus the Panasonic S1: Which Is Today’s Best Hybrid Camera?

The Sony a7 III Versus the Panasonic S1: Which Is Today's Best Hybrid Camera?

Both the Panasonic S1 and Sony a7 III are strong do-it-all cameras that can satisfy the needs of most hybrid shooters, but which one is right for you? This great video review aims to answer that question.

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Ultra-Cheap Full Frame: Is the Canon EOS RP the Camera for You?

Ultra-Cheap Full Frame: Is the Canon EOS RP the Camera for You?

The Canon EOS RP is an ultra-cheap mirrorless full frame camera, and as such, it’s an intriguing option for those looking to try the full frame or mirrorless world without breaking the bank. Of course, to get to that price point, compromises were made. This comprehensive video review takes a look at the camera to help you decide if it’s right for you.

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Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing?

Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing?

My colleague Ryan Mense just gave us the announcement from Topaz about their new AI based filters called Topaz Adjust AI, and I wanted to give them a try.

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The Panasonic S1: The Ultimate Hybrid Video and Stills Camera?

The Panasonic S1: The Ultimate Hybrid Video and Stills Camera?

The Panasonic S1 has been making waves as a truly tricked-out camera made for professionals. Is it a camera that can step up to the most demanding needs for both stills and videos? This thoughtful review takes a look at the camera from both perspectives to answer that question.

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Six Months With the EOS R: How Good Is Canon’s Mirrorless Camera?

Six Months With the EOS R: How Good Is Canon's Mirrorless Camera?

While Canon’s RF mirrorless lenses have generally been receiving stellar reviews, the response to their camera bodies has been decidedly more mixed. However, their cameras are sometimes known for certain usability perks and other intangibles that the spec sheets can’t capture, and this great video review focuses on how those come together to make or break the EOS R over the course of six months with it.

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Looking to Get Into Astrophotography? Check Out This Cheap Equatorial Mount

Looking to Get Into Astrophotography? Check Out This Cheap Equatorial Mount

Astrophotography can be an incredibly rewarding and awe-inspiring photography genre to get into, but it can also requires loads of specialized equipment that is decidedly not cheap. This awesome video review takes a look at a budget option to see if it can still get great results that make it worth the cost.

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The Battle of Rugged, Waterproof Compact Cameras

The Battle of Rugged, Waterproof Compact Cameras

Modern professional and semiprofessional cameras can generally withstand moderate exposure to the elements and an occasional bump or knock, but dunking them in 30 feet of water is an entirely different proposition. For that sort of use, you’ll want to look into rugged compact cameras, and this excellent video review compares three of the best models.

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A First Look at the Hasselblad X1D Mark II

A First Look at the Hasselblad X1D Mark II

When the Hasselblad X1D came out, it was the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera, and as such, it ushered in an exciting new era that has since been joined by the Fujifilm GFX series. Nonetheless, it wasn’t the perfect camera, and now with the second version, Hasselblad has made some changes sure to improve the experience. This great video takes a first look at the new version and how it performs.

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The Godox V1: Profoto A1 Killer?

The Godox V1: Profoto A1 Killer?

The Profoto A1 was supposed to be a revolution in speedlights (though the company refers to it as the “world’s smallest studio light”), though it carried with it the typical Profoto price tag. The Godox V1 is a very similar light with a much more affordable price. How well does it work in practice? This great video review discusses just that.

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Fstoppers Reviews the Alter Rapid Filter System

Fstoppers Reviews the Alter Rapid Filter System

Early on in my career, I was quite reluctant to use any kind of filter system. I was under the impression that any filter effects could be achieved by utilizing a few techniques such as mean stacking. I’ve changed my mind since then and I now regularly use filters for my work. The issue is they can be a hassle, however, a company called Alter may have a solution.

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