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$10,000 vs. $425 Portrait Lighting: Can You Tell the Difference?

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How much of a difference is there between using an expensive high-end lighting setup and shooting the same portraits with cheaper gear? Photographer Patrick Hall of Fstoppers made this illuminating 9.5-minute video that compares a $10,000 studio lighting setup with a $425 option. Can you tell the difference between the resulting ...

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Shootout: $4,990 Zeiss Otus 28mm vs $4,250 Leica Q

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In the pantheon of lens focal lengths, 28mm is a bit of an outlier. Photojournalists are more apt to reach for the 35mm, while many manufacturers have settled on 24mm for primes and the wide end of their zoom lenses. But 28mm has become visually familiar to consumers because its ...

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This Japanese Machine Gun Camera Was Used in World War II

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A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of $4,499. The Konishoruko Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 camera was used for military training exercises. Before the age of tiny digital cameras broadcasting ...

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Photoshop Speed Test: Gaming PC vs. iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro

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How does Apple’s top-of-the-line computers for creatives stack up against a formidable gaming desktop? In this 12-minute video, photoshopCAFE pits a $6,400 iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro against an Alienware Aurora R6 PC. The configurations of the computers being tested were as follows: Instead of using benchmarks, this test ...

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Zeiss Otus: Another Level of Quality

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I have been shooting using Zeiss optics for decades. The appreciation was instilled in me by my grandfather who collected cameras quite seriously, including a large Leica collection. He passed on a few cameras like the Argus C3, Zeiss Ikoflex Twin Lens Reflex, Rollei 35, etc. as well as a ...

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Integral Unveils the First-Ever 512GB microSD Memory Card

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Want to store a ridiculous number of high-resolution photos and videos on your smartphone? Integral Memory has just announced the world’s largest microSD card that stores a staggering 512GB of data in a memory card the size of a fingernail. Integral, a European company, is taking the crown away from ...

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