• March 3, 2015

Leica: is there anyone reasonable left?

Leica Camera AG, collaborating with Lenny Kravitz (*) has perpetrated a “Correspondent” version from an honored Leica M-P.

This is a limited series of 125 sets or copies of briefcases that will contain a body of the camera cited, a Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 Asph. and a Summilux-M 50 mm f/1,4 Asph. and will be sold for the price of 22.500 € –including a book– in Leica boutiques.

And I say “perpetrated” because each of those camera bodies and objectives, originally black-lacquered, has been “artificially aged,in a differed way for each of the 125 sets.


The idea would be to try to offer the set an aspect similar to that of an original camera that has experienced natural wear after years of usage from a correspondent or a photojournalist.


  • March 3, 2015

Nikon Coolpix S33 and AW130: prepared for adventure

Thinking about novelties to enjoy our free time, Nikon has renewed their best compact cameras. Among these new Coolpix we’re going to take a look at two of them in particular. The Coolpix S33 and the Coolpix AW130. The two cameras are very robust and prepared for war, although there are some differences between them. Let’s take a look.

The Nikon Coolpix S33 is the simplest one, and maybe thought for those who are going to have their first compact camera, for the youngest. What catches our attention about this camera is that it’s shock resistant for drops of up to 1.5m of height, resists temperatures of 10°C and dust. According to Nikon, you can also swim with it and submerge it to up to 10 meters, where it also has underwater face detector.

Nikon Coolpix S33 and AW130

In terms of technical features, it has a CMOS sensor of 13 megapixels. It has a direct button for recording and Full HD resolution. The zoom is 3x and thanks to Dynamic Fine Zoom, it can be multiplied to 6x. Besides all that, it’s a very light camera, it weighs about 180g. As it’s a familiar, simple and fun camera, it has several scene modes that will save a lot of complications and it’s available in different colors: blue, yellow, white, or magenta.

Nikon Coolpix S33 and AW130

The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is another thing. What we like about this camera is that wide-angle lens of 23mm and f/2.8. It’s very bright and won’t let you down when filming night landscapes or underwater shots. It can be submerged to up to 30 meters, which means you can dive with it without an additional underwater housing. It can also detect faces underwater and can be dropped from two meters of height. Something else about S33. Besides being sealed against dust, and beach sand, take it into account, it also resists temperatures below zero, and as low as -10°C.

Nikon Coolpix S33 and AW130

It has a CMOS sensor of 16mp, and it’s thought to be used with social networks, it’s compatible with NFC and has WiFi connection. This time the zoom is 5x and allows to capture images of up to 10x, with the same system as the previous one. It’s great because you can save geolocation data thanks to the compatibility of integrated GPS/GLONASS/QZSS systems. You can register travel routes and save locations. Up to 30 locations in a world map that’s integrated in the camera. And altitude or depth data can be printed.

It has high performance vibration reduction, VR, which will be very useful when using zoom. Besides, you record everything in Full HD. You see, the two cameras are very complete and are prepared for almost anything. Don’t forget to take it on your next adventure.

  • February 19, 2015

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II multiplies its resolution up to 40 megapixels

An ingenious system of sensor micromovements with multiple snapshots allows an increase in resolution from 16 to 40 megapixels

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The Olympus OM-D cameras are an outstanding combination of performance and size within the world of DSLM Mirrorless cameras (from the Micro Four Thirds system). They’re an attractive balance between technology, construction, and quality that now includes a renovation of the intermediate model Olympus E-M5 Mark II.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The aesthetic changes are evident; it has a similar look but with some buttons different in size and position (the on button for instance) while the 3-inch touchscreen now turns in two axes, offering more versatility in its use. The EVF viewfinder with automatic ocular detection now has 2.36 million dot resolution.


  • February 15, 2015

Nikon conceives a D810A for astronomical photography

Beyond the manual modifications that some users do on their own in cameras, till now, Canon had been one of the few manufacturers that had launched special version of their SLR, tailored to the needs of astronomical photography. Now its Nikon’s turn, that with the recently announced D810A has penetrated in this niche with its champion full frame sensor with 36 million points of D810.

Nikon D810A

As it always occurs in these versions, the key is in the infrared filter supplied in the digital sensors. These way, the D810A comes with a new modified filter version in order to achieve, according to the company, a camera four times more sensitive to the H-alfa spectral line and therefore able to photograph the red from the nebulae.


  • February 15, 2015

Pentax K-S2, the lightest SLR

Nothing better than an original product in order to face a saturated market such as photography. After the “experiment” that led to the Pentax K-S1, Ricoh has just introduced the smallest water and dust resistant SLR – their new Pentax K-S2. Fantastic design, remarkable spec and an excellent connectivity with enough arguments to succeed.

Pentax K-S2

The new Pentax K-S2 comes with a compact body (122, 5 x 91 x 72, 5 mm, 678 grams of weight) and a 100 point seal to ensure the protection of the internal components. The camera features a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, and it comes without a low-pass filter (incorporates a sophisticated system in order to avoid the moiré effect). Offers an 11 point focus system (9 arranged crosswise) and allows to work between ISO 100 and 51.200.


  • February 14, 2015

Compare Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810, Which one is worth buying?

Nikon has released the D810 which will occupy for some time; the segment of second-master for Nikon. It will be the second full-frame enclosure after the flagship D4s. Everything is now clear. For this Nikon, if you want a professional full format slr camera, you will have the choice between the D4s and the D810. Contrarily, for Canon, it is the EOS 1DX or the EOS 5D Mark III. Therefore there is no ambiguity; the D810 and the 5D Mark III are indeed on the same segment. Moreover, if I were to make a list of the most commonly asked questions, the Canon versus Nikon rivalry would undeniably be at the top of the leaderboard. Between the two, the court may seem balanced, but probably not the reasoning behind the two. Then, what should you choose? The EOS 5D Mark III? Or maybe the D810 would be better? There’s not an easy answer to this question, for one simple reason—whatever you choose will engage you in a sustainable manner, Canon or Nikon. You are going to buy a dslr—but, more importantly, you are embarking on an optical journey that over time will make you realize that your choice was the right choice, even if it seems at the time to the contrary. As long as you have this mindset, you will have made the right choice from the start. To help make this choice easier for you, I’ll discuss here the key components which must be taken into account in your choice, while also comparing the performances between Canon and Nikon.


The Autofocus

A good photo is a clear photo — I think it was Andy Warhol who said this. This has been problematic for the digital slr. Historically, the quality of the AF has always been the strong point for Nikon while for Canon it has been less than perfect. The D700 for example, with its 12 megapixel sensor, was known for quality development by line while at the same time the 5D Mark II had a tendency to stomp. Things have changed significantly. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III, with its 61 AF points and its 22mp sensor is very responsive, even if it tends to show a few signs of weakness in low light or if there is light behind your subject. D810 side, we do not change a winning team. We take the same product and it is optimized, again and again. The D810 is fitted with 51 AF points of legend and the Expeed 4 processor, the same as that fitted D4s. There must be at least a caliber like that for driving the 36mp sensor of the beast. Nikon also makes the choice to go with the low-pass filter and has completely rewritten his algorithms. We think that the sharpness is the strong point, and it’s not to say, especially as Nikon puts forward the new AF mode group, that from the D4s will allow a development and a monitoring of extreme precision. No doubt. In terms of autofocus is Nikon, and that’s all.

Nikon: 5 points
Canon: 3 points (more…)

  • February 13, 2015

Canon Rebel T5i vs T6i vs T6s, what’s the difference?

The T6s is an upgraded product of the T5i. Canon has released a total of two replacement products of the T5i , which are more advanced T6s and more entry level T6i . Unlike the T5i which almost didn’t upgrade the T4i at all, Canon has paid a lot of care on the upgrade of the T6s . The T6s is the best entry-level SLR camera of the Canon, or may be the best in SLR camera market, because it has promoted the manipulation of the entry-level SLR camera to a new level.

Canon 750D and 760D

Because the T6i and the T6s can be considered as two different models of the same product, the T6i follows the model style of classic Canon XX0D series in manipulation, while the T6s takes the 70D as an example, not only equipped with a top lcd display, but also installed Quick Canon Control dial, forming the classic double-command dial control style of Canon.


  • February 9, 2015

Canon 750D(T6i) and 760D(T6s) – A camera for every need

The Canon 750D and 760D are the evolution of Canon’s mid-range DSLR cameras. Now we have this two models with very few differences that are trying to draw the attention of users based on their demands or technological needs.

Canon 750D and 760D

Both, the Cannon 760D and the Canon 750D incorporate a new APS-C sensor with 24.2 megapixels, with a 100-12,800 ISO sensitivity in order to achieve high resolution pictures and outstanding quality. The sensor produces low noise and exceptional detail levels when taking pictures with low light. The differences between this two models are subtle, placing the Canon 760D ahead feature-wise. It has a LCD screen at the top and a control dial on the opposite side. It also includes creative control in the video function.

AF CMOS Hybrid III offers a softer tracking focus when recording video in Full HD. This guarantees that the subjects will always appear sharp, even if they move throughout the frame. I have been able to try this technology with a pre-production unit and I can assure you that it is wonderful, soft and precise.

  • February 9, 2015

The new 5Ds and 5Ds R from Canon surprise with their 50 megapixels

The rumors were true, and today we have with us a pair of the new cameras that are placed on the top of the scale. The new 5Ds and 5Ds R stand out because of their huge full frame 50 megapixel sensor that come along with a Dual DIGIC 6 processor and also has a 3.2 inch screen like the 5D Mark III; a 61 point autofocus system, picture trim mode and a new chassis in order to reduce the vibrations and give more stability.

Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R

Both cameras have a time lapse mode, a 5 frams per second shooter and a viewer that covers 100% of the scene, just like the 7D Mark II. A new setting that will allow us to set the lock time and delayed mirror and shutter with 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 seconds as options.


  • February 8, 2015

Canon EOS M3, an advanced mirror-less for the most demanding ones

The Canon EOS M3 has been presented as an objective exchangeable mirror less camera which allows to have all the characteristics of a DSLR in a much smaller device.

The Canon EOS M3 camera aims to join all the advantages of the reflex cameras in a smaller device. This way, the high end mirror less camera will stand as a good option if we don’t want to go without a good quality but we are also looking for a transportable gadget.