• November 28, 2015

How to take group photos?

Perhaps it may seem trivial to do a tutorial on how to do group shots, but think about it, doing a good portrait is already hard enough and doing a group photo multiplies the difficulty by the number of people who appear in the photo.

You have to avoid common mistakes, such as caring for the expression, one person looking the other way or a figure overlapping the other, to more technical things, such as how to properly choose the focal length or how many people will make up the group.

What you must consider

You must have several factors in mind as that will increase your chances of success:


  • November 27, 2015

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.8 MSC Lens Review

In this test you will see the M.Zuiko 45 / 1.8 MSC, a lens that Olympus, within its range, classifies it as Premium. With 90 mm of equivalent focal length and maximum aperture, as well as its optical design, makes it the ideal portrait lens. In this test you will see that in addition to these premises, it performs outstandingly in this field.

Small, light, well finished and with a fairly reasonable cost, this 45 mm lens within the Micro 4/3 system comes with a highly attractive approach.


  • November 20, 2015

Samsung unveils its new BRITECELL photo sensors

A few months ago information starting spreading of a new camera sensor that would replace the current ISOCELL Samsung, called BRITECELL. It seems that in this case rumors were true and Samsung just announced its new sensors, with a new technology that replaces the green pixels of the RGB sensors (red, green, blue), with white pixels, leaving a pattern of red, blue and white sensors.


Among the benefits of the new sensors Samsung emphasizes its alleged performance in low light conditions; despite this, the size of pixels capable of detecting the are reduced from 1,12um a to 1.0um, which ensures that a 16 megapixel BRITECELL sensor is a lot smaller and thinner than a conventional one, basically the reduction is 17%, which will allow it to be integrated into thinner smartphones.


We should expect to see these BRITECELL sensors on the company’s next shells as Galaxy S7.

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  • November 12, 2015

First Contact: Canon PowerShot G5 X

Just when some said that Canon had started to lose ground to the competition…Well, after testing the new PowerShot G5X, we can assure you that the Japanese brand remains as one of the best when it comes to advanced compact cameras. This model is attractive, fits your hand perfectly and oozes quality on all four sides. And, according to the first tests, the picture quality does not disappoint as you can see in the sample photos that resulted from this first contact.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

This small camera is notable for its impressive 20.2 megapixel Canon 24-100 mm optical lens, with f/1.8-2.9, 1 inch backlit CMOS sensor, a 5-axis stabilization system and a powerful DIGIC 6 processor. As if this were not enough, it is also provided with an excellent integrated OLED display of 2,360,000 pixels and 100% coverage with a refresh rate of 120 frames per second and a foldable LCD touchscreen of 3″ and 1,040,000 pixels.


  • October 12, 2015

Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED, another Ricoh release

It seems that the Japanese company Ricoh has developed another high quality release for later this month and this time we are talking about a zoom lens. We had already seen the very interesting device called Ricoh Theta S, which is used with a smartphone and a Ricoh GR II camera, the first of its kind to have Wi-Fi. Well, today we will talk about a traditional lens: the new Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED, a high-end lens that promises happy results. Let’s see what it’s about!

Using the Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED

The nature of the Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED makes it really versatile in any type of photographic use, including scenarios with poor lighting conditions. From landscapes to indoor frames, this lens promises to deliver the best image quality. It has the ability of both taking regular pics, as well as getting a focal worthy of the wide-angle lenses.

Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED Features

Lens composition. Thanks to its composition of 17 elements in 12 groups, plus 3 ED lens, 3 spherical and 1 AD spherical, the lens ensures sufficient levels of light even in the corners and edges of the image. Also, the lens can reduce the chances of any chromatic aberration, allowing a clear image with high contrast and high resolution.


  • October 2, 2015

ASUS ROG PG278Q Gaming Monitor User Review (Experience)

Beforehand: I’m a casual gamer. For me a PC is primarly a workstation not a toy. But when I want to play, I do it right. That’s why I assembled a very silent (thanks to a premium fan) and at that time a very powerful gaming PC: AMD FX 8350 processor (8-core) overclocked to 4.4 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 RAM G.Skill 1866 MHz and a GeForce GTX 780 TI from the house EVGA with SC version,also slightly overclocked. Granted, there is already more powerful hardware, but mine is now almost half a year old. What was missing was a real gaming monitor with 3D function that replaces my 22-inch 60 Hz screen by LG.

My choice was this monitor because at the present time it was the only device that even supported 1440p resolutionon on 27 inches. Up until now my graphics cards has been bored with all games at Full-HD at the maxium resolution. Now it can show what it can do. And it will have to because with 70% more pixels than before the fans are clearly audible. That’s why I recommend everyone who wants to buy this display to use a high-end graphics card. It would be a shame to not enjoy the high resolution image at full details. A GTX 780 seems to me to be currently the lowest limit, which should be used.


  • September 26, 2015

The Best phablet comparison 2016: the best smartphones of 5.5 inches and more

Phablet have proven to be for years one of the most desirable smartphone types, as it has been the trend for some years that all smartphones have sizes close to a phablet.

People love this convergence between smartphone and tablet, mainly by the size of its screens, which are large and allow you to better enjoy multimedia content and social networking. Let’s get to know the best phablets of 2015.

Phablets, ideal for enjoying multimedia content

It all started just four years ago, in September 2011, when Samsung launched the first Galaxy Note, a smartphone, called a "phablet", which meant the audacity to use a 5-inch screen, 5.3 inches specifically.


  • September 20, 2015

User experience: Nikon D5500 vs Canon Rebel T6i/T6s

(Thanks the Author: Mavis) Until now, I have had a great experience with the Nikon D5500 and I was curious to see if there were substantial differences with the Canon Rebel T6i. The T6i has a long vacation behind it and within this period it encountered many opportunities for different photo situations. I like to take photos a lot, but I am still only an amateur photographer and thus I can only describe this camera in a rather light way. Whoever wishes to get more details or wishes to know more technical data, can inform him or herself through the many answers from professionals in these messages. I share my experience with this camera targeting interested beginners.

Product Delivery: Alongside with the camera, a battery, a battery charger, a carrying strap, and interface cable and the selected lens (18-55mm), as well as a manual with the detailed instructions in German were delivered. Furthermore, two DVD / CD-ROM, one of which included an instruction manual, while the other ones contained various softwares, e.g. for editing photos.


  • September 18, 2015

AOC Launches Q2577PWQ IPS panel monitor with resolution of 2,560 x 1,440

AOC has unveiled a new monitor to hit the market during this month of September, the AOC Q2577PWQ. It is a 25-inch peripheral that uses an IPS (178 ° viewing angle horizontally and vertically) panel and reaching QuadHD resolution, ie, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels with a refresh rate of 75 Hz.

The panel has a latency of 5 milliseconds and has the Flicker-Free technology that prevents flickering. The maximum brightness is 350 cd/m2 and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000,000 to 1.


  • September 18, 2015

Sony presents its full frame mirrorless camera α7S II, allowing optimum shots in low light

Sony today introduced its new model of full frame mirrorless camera α7S II, highlighting the benefits of it such as to capture photographic images and video recording in low light conditions. Another point to consider is that this new model will also allow the internal recording of 4K video under XAVC S codec, given that in the previous model, users needed to have an additional external recorder to shoot these video clips. In addition, continuing the theme of the video, the bit rate reaches 100 Mbps, and there’s no use of pixel binning technique by which neighboring pixels are used to reduce the amount of noise made in an image, resulting in a loss of quality.

Sony α7S II

The α7S II has a better X BIONZ processing algorithm that allows it to maximize the sensor’s performance, maintaining a 12.2 MP quality, offering a better representation across the range of ISO sensitivity, which ranges from 50 to 409.600, especially in the medium-high range offering some high detail images with minimal noise. It also has five-axis stabilizer, as well as the A7 II model, launched during last November.