• July 30, 2014

The world’s weirdest professional camera

On the inside, it integrates a unique sensor – no other camera of any other brand has it. On the outside, words are unnecessary. The Sigma dp2 Quattro is authentically weird no matter from where you look at it.

Sigma is one of the brands with more tradition and prestige en the world of photography, up to the level of brands like Canon, Nikon or Fujifilm, which have various decades more of experience. Even if Sigma is highly known on the image realm because of its lenses (and also interesting flashes) that are compatible with other brand’s mountings, they have always had a camera line – with a really reduced model catalog, but all of them with a certain aura of desired object coveted by advanced and professional users around the world-. Mastering all of its potential has been a challenge for many. Sigma cameras have always been… different, and their last proposal has multiplied this.

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  • July 25, 2014

Best Cheap Digital Camera under 200 Dollars 2014

Although it seems incredible, the amount of super digital cameras under $200 is a lot. Yes, now it is not necessary to find a digital camera on discount to stay within your budget. We live in a technological era where cool gadgets age in a few months time. You won’t have trouble finding a range of affordable camera products, but can be complicated to choose the appropriate one. It is advisable to look around a little and do some research before buying anything, since you can only regret the purchase of the first camera you find. At first they seem all the same, but in terms of what they can do, is a completely different story. Sure, everyone is taking pictures, but without doing a bit of walking, that could end up with a digital camera that takes blurry photos of your honeymoon.

You would be even more wrong to think that by selecting a good brand will ensure a great camera. In a highly competitive market, it is not easy to choose the best brand. It is not easy to choose a camera between as many popular creators, Nikon, Canon, Fuji and Kodak. Since all these brands that they compete with each other, there are a lot of good digital cameras for less than $200 to choose from, so why limit yourself at the time to decide what to do?

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  • July 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review

What is the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom? A camera? A smartphone? A plane? Superman? We had the same question when we reviewed this phone’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, and we’ll see at the end of this review if we can arrive at an answer. Because it’s hard to say.

It was especially hard to answer that question for the S4 Zoom, which was a good attempt by Samsung to get the public used to these kinds of phone-camera hybrids. However, its design was far from making it an attractive, easy-to-use day-to-day device, at least as a mobile telephone.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

You might understand the public’s joy upon hearing that the Korean company has made an effort to change its design in the Galaxy K Zoom, which is much easier to use and infinitely more comfortable in your pocket than the previous model.

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  • July 23, 2014

New MIOPS, control your camera from your smartphone for high speed

MIOPS, behind this name hides the new project of NeroTrigger in Kickstarter, to control your camera from your smartphone. The project consists of two elements: the receptor which is placed over the camera and the application we install in the smartphone.

MIOPS promise to offer the overall characteristics necessary to realize high velocity with only one unit and advantages of using the application on the smartphone via Bluetooth.

Of course, besides high velocity we can control the cameras other functions. The receptor is light-weight, compact, and has an LCD screen, is rechargeable through USB, actualizes firmware via USB and is compatible with a great number of digital reflex cameras.

MIOPS also has three types of different sensors: light, sound, and laser. This allows the camera to trigger with lightning, fireworks, or by interfering with the laser beam. These sensors are connected via an input port. It’s also commented that you can connect through a pressure sensor, for example, under a welcome mat, we could take a picture every time someone comes home. Anyway, there are many possibilities.

  • July 22, 2014

Why can’t flash be used in museums?

Who has not thought that it is a stupid rule that you’re not allowed to use flash in museums? I’ve seen this in several museums and always wondered what the reason was for this ban to exist. I would have understood if they banned all photography in general, due to copyright issues or a desire that no images taken within it, encouraging people to visit the museum rather than visit them virtually. While some do it, the prohibition of using flash is always present and there has never seemed to have been a proven scientific basis that this type of shot with light has any effect on the exhibits. The rumor was that it was just a baseless rule that came from long ago, and was passed from hand to hand until present day.

But apparently this is true and the flash really does have an effect on the paintings and museum exhibitions. Someone had the same doubt as me and asked this question on Skeptics.SE where the replies were very revealing.

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  • July 21, 2014

First samples at high resolution and reviews of the Fujinon XF 18-135 mm F3.5-5.6

The Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is now in stock at Japanese stores and it will not be many more days before it reaches the showcase real or virtual of our favorite stores begins to be put for sale at various European stores. Meanwhile, on the web we begin to see the first gallery samples with high resolution and articles in English commenting on experiences with the lens.

In first place we have the Fujifilm official gallery, where we see a good series of photo samples taken at a maximum size with the Fuji X-T1 and the Fujinon XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM, OIS WR. Which cover the total range of the lens and various alternative apertures of the diaphragm.

Fujinon XF 18-135 mm

In Photographyblog they have also published a good bunch of high resolution photos. Also, they have realized an in depth analysis of the lens and spotlight the absence of chromatic aberrations, a soft bokeh thanks to the diaphragm with rounded blades, vignetting control and that of the distortions, and a very good sharpness in the center of the image. The least negative point has the least sharpness at the corner at the angular extreme (18mm), although things get better in the rest of the focal points.

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  • July 18, 2014

The best affordable Camera 2014 (Under 800 dollars)

The technical magazine, Digital Camera, has launched a study that compares different affordable reflex and CSC cameras to determine which ones offer the best image quality for the most affordable price. Nikon D3300 and Panasonic DMC-GG6 received the highest scores. Find out why they are the best!

Nikon D3300

Despite being a low-enda reflex camera, its potential and versatility don’t go unnoticed. That’s why the Nikon D3300 is the best choice to capture photos of impressive quality at a low price. This is a small DSLR camera, but it is big in benefits: it is solidly-built and has an innovative one-piece design, it has a 24.4 megapixel image sensor that is able to capture images with astounding detail, and also offers excellent image quality with very high ISO values, due to its Expeed 4 image processor and its low-pass suppression filter. Its automatic focus is faster than other models and more effective in poor lighting scenarios, which demonstrates its high performance level.

Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 is the second best affordable camera according to the technical magazine, Digital Camera.

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  • July 17, 2014

Fuji X-E2 and Fujinon XF 27 mm f/2.8 objective kit offer

Right at the moment when the Fujinon XF 27 mm f/2.8 “pancake” was announced, many considered a potential alternative kit for diehard fans of the fixed focus. Even though its launch, which took place simultaneously with the Fuji X-M1, makes them a logical pair with this reduced equal dimension camera, it was not, until a year later tha the Fujifilm offered the Fujinon XF 27 mm f/2.8 with a kit objective, even though it is only available for the Fuji X-E2.

With this offer, costumers can get the Fuji X-E2 and the Fujinon XF 27 mm f/2.8 for $1299. Buying it at the price of $849 only gives you the camera’s body with only €450 left over, which is less than half the actual price of the Fujifilm “pancake” found in most Spanish closets.

  • July 16, 2014

Rumor has it that Fujifilm will use the Sony RX100M3 sensor, the future X30 captor?

The fight for the most wanted premium compact camera with optic zoom tends to have the Fuji X20 and the different Sony RX100 versions as contenders. The latter’s latest line is the third contender (the Sony RX100M3) and contains a 1 inch sensor that offers some more dynamic range performance and high ISO sensitivity level when compared with the Fuji X20 2/3 inch sensor.

Sony RX100M3

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  • July 15, 2014

Best Monitor for Photo Editing and Photography 2014

If photographers to digital, you will need a computer and a monitor to see your photos, in order to evaluate or retouch them. And if you want a job well done, as often happens in photography, you can’t rely to a monitor any but you have to choose with care.

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Does this mean to know how to decipher new mysterious acronyms and compare technical characteristics that seem to be made to be covered only by an engineer.

Of course, you can find monitor extremely costly, designed for professionals who can give background to pockets more capacious, and luckily, there are affordable alternatives that are, in any case, a leap in quality compared to the monitor based on a laptop or a desktop computer.clip_image001

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