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How Canon DSLRs Communicate with Speedlites Using Light

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Canon DSLRs can trigger Canon Speedlites using the pop-up flash. If you try triggering those same Speedlites with a different camera’s flash, it doesn’t work, which means that there’s actual light-based communication going on between the DSLR and Speedlite. In this 9-minute video, Roger Nieh of Science’n’me explores the technology ...

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Apple and Blackmagic Teamed Up on an External GPU for MacBook Pros

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Apple and Blackmagic have teamed up to design and launch a new external graphics processor (GPU) called the Blackmagic eGPU that brings “desktop-class performance” to the MacBook Pro (which was just updated). The Blackmagic eGPU connects via Thunderbolt 3 (there are two ports) and features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, ...

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The Advantages of Medium Format Over 35mm

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In digital photography, larger sensors generally equate to better image quality across a variety of measurables. If you’re curious about the advantages medium format cameras have over 35mm ones, Hasselblad has a new set of videos just for you. The company, famous for its medium format cameras, partnered with photographer ...

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Nikon 1 Mirrorless Cameras Are Now All Officially Dead

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Out with the old, in with the new. Nikon has officially discontinued all the existing mirrorless cameras in its Nikon 1 series, which hasn’t seen a new camera since the J5 was announced in April 2015. As you can see from this Nikon 1 product timeline on Wikipedia, the line ...

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The Nikon P1000 Has a 24-3000mm Equivalent Lens

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And you thought the Nikon P900‘s 83x zoom lens was impressive. Nikon has just announced the Nikon COOLPIX P100, the “new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms.” It packs a ridiculous 125x zoom lens that has the 35mm-equivalent focal range of 24-3000mm — the most powerful range available in a compact camera. ...

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Godox Unveils the AD400Pro 400Ws All-In-One Flash

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Godox has just announced the new AD400Pro (also called the Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL), an all-in-one outdoor flash that sits between the pint-sized AD200 and the heftier AD600Pro. The AD400Pro features 400Ws of power, a guide number of 72 (m, ISO100), 9 steps of power output (1/256-1/1), and a 0.01-0.9s ...

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