A few months ago, I received diyphotography.net‘s DIY Ring Flash Kit to play with and I finally had some spare time to build it and test it out. Here is my review of the DIY Ring Flash Kit.
What’s in the box
- Ring Flash Bracket (a $9.95 option that’s a must have)
- Inner sliver ring Continue Reading »
So you guys have been seeing my tutorials using my SB-800s… I hope.
And with my latest tutorial on fashion setups I used more than just the CTO gels that come with the SB-800. I used some blue, green and red one as well. So some of you have been asking me: “Hey, Yanik. Cool tutorials, but where did you get those colored gels from? I’d like some too!”
So I’ll tell you! Personnaly, I got mine at my local photo store in Montreal called L.L. Lozeau. I got 2 packs with hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of gels for roughly Continue Reading »
My favorite camera review site, DPReview.com, has just posted their in depth review of the new Canon Rebel XS 1000D! Remember that “in depth” really means IN DEPTH; 35 pages worth. To read the whole thing just click HERE.
Here are some links to the pages I find most useful: Continue Reading »
It was press release day yesterday for Nikon. After the announcement of the new D700 camera, they just announced the new SB-900 off camera flashgun. The SB-900 is the latest off camera flash following in the footsteps of the Nikon SB-600 and Nikon SB-800. It will be available at the end of July and the price will be roughly $500.00.
- Multi-step auto zoom covers wide 17-200mm zoom range (24-105mm?SB-800)
- Three illumination patterns (standard, center-weighted and even) are available to match each shooting environment
- Automatically detects Nikon FX and Nikon DX formats and selects suitable light distribution
- Improved booster circuit for high-speed recycle time: Recycle time using four AA-size batteries is almost equal to the SB-800 with five AA-size batteries Continue Reading »
Nikon just announced its long awaited full frame (FX) camera in a smaller body, the Nikon D700. Effectively, it’s the Nikon D3 in a Nikon D300 body. It’s been a long time coming! Many people were waiting for a competitor to the Canon 5D. I personally won’t be getting a D700 as I prefer having a longer reach with my lenses on a DX sensor. Having said that, if you shoot often in low light situations (weddings, concerts…) this is the perfect camera for you! The retail price will be roughly $3000.00. Here are the key features as well as the official press release from Nikon.
- 12.1 megapixel full-frame sensor
- Image Sensor Cleaning (vibration)
- ISO 200 – 6400 (with boost up to ISO 25600 and down to ISO 100) Continue Reading »
Just a quicky to let you know that Canon has just announced a new entry level DSLR called the Canon EOS 1000D XS. This new entry-level DSLR that slots into the model lineup beneath the Canon 450D. A launch date in North America has not yet been announced. A 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor – with larger pixels for smooth, low-noise images – offers sufficient resolution to produce prints in sizes up to 8 1/2 x 11, even when cropping your image. To protect images against the effects of sensor dust, the EOS 1000D includes the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which combats dust in three separate ways: reducing, removing and repelling.The EOS 1000D will be available with Continue Reading »
Here’s my second post for entry level DSLRs. I’m posting this one right away following my Canon 450D review so that you may compare them if you’re currently in the market to upgrade your current DSLR or planning on switching from your point & shoot to a DSLR.
The Nikon D60 was released in early 2008 and it replaces the Nikon D40x. It’s a direct competitor to the Canon 450D in both quality and price. Both are excellent cameras.
The Nikon D60‘s 18-55mm VR kit lens, like its Canon equivalent, is a good entry level lens but Continue Reading »