Category Archives: DSLR

Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro – pretty interesting and niche lenses

Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro Lens With Unusual Shape Announced  – There will be a new Laowa lens arriving this year that’s designed for capturing macro images of shy subjects.

Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro - pretty interesting and niche lenses

The Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro lens has a rather long lens barrel that Laowa says can be used to shoot shy subjects at difficult spots without scaring them.

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The macro lens has a 2:1 maximum macro reproduction ratio, is resistant to temperature and extreme conditions and it’s full-frame compatible.

Image quality

The lens is pre-production, and the price hasn’t been finalised yet, but it’s clear this lens needs a little bit of work to get the best results possible. Normally for lenses, a rule of thumb regarding shutter speed is that you use a higher one than your 35mm equivalent focal length. So if the lens is around 50mm, 1/60 is pushing it, but should be enough for sharp photos. This time around though, I’m not exactly sure what shutter speed would be sufficient to get sharp images. I shot the image below at 1/100 of a second, but it still looks to suffer a little from motion blur.


When released, it will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts and is full-frame compatible. No information on pricing has been released yet.

Nikon D5 DSLR includes 4K video and ISO pushes to 3,280,000

Nikon came with its flagship D5 DSLR with incredibly high image processing power.

At its heart, the D5 DSLR is equipped with a brand new 20.8-megapixel sensor that’s coupled with Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processor. Together, they’re capable of capturing images up to ISO 3,280,000. Yeah, three million.

It’s capable of 12 frames per second with AF thanks to a revamped autofocus system that has 153 total AF points, 99 of which are cross-type. This is a major talking point for Nikon, especially how it exceeds the capabilities of mirrorless.

The screen on the back of the camera is a 3.2-inch touchscreen with 2.36 million dots of resolution, which should be a decided upgrade, especially when it comes to video capture.

The D5 ably carries on the tradition set forth by its predecessors, giving professionals the tools they need to do their jobs effectively, with very little fluff. With the best JPEGs we’ve seen from any Nikon in its current lineup and the most capable autofocus system that anyone in the DPReview office has ever used, the D5’s value proposition for those that truly need it is better than its price and sensor specification might suggest. – by DPReview

An Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking for Beginners | Basic Tutorial

This introduction video for DSLR filmmaking is divided into six parts.
Learn how to set up your camera, shoot in daylight and at night.
This tutorial shows you how to get the cinematic film look that
so many people are talking about.

In the fall of 2008 Vincent Laforet was the first one to use the Canon EOS 5D Mark II which was the first digital SLR capable of recording full HD video. The short film he shot mostly at night, called “Reverie”, become popular over night. Something that Canon never intended got more and more in focus of amateur filmmakers all over the world: Shooting films and commercials with a stills camera. It only took a few month and the first accessories were released. Since then a lot has happened and a lot of TV shows like “House MD” or “CSI Miami” used DSLRs on set. Philip Bloom, another pioneer in digital filmmaking, used cameras on the Lucas Film production “Red Tails”. The small body and the great image quality has fascinated international acclaimed cinematographers like Rodney Charters (“24”). In independent cinema those cameras became indispensable.

A tutorial by Moritz Janisch (Fenchel & Janisch)

10 Digital Camera to buy that can change your photography experience

Nikon D810

  • Full-frame sensor
  • Super-high 36Mp resolution
  • Big and expensive
  • Only 5fps continuous shooting

The Nikon D810 has an ultra-high resolution full frame sensor and a surprisingly affordable price tag for a professional camera. In fact, many well-heeled enthusiasts have scraped up the cash to buy it too. It has no anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor which produces even sharper fine detail. The D810 is a classic DSLR which shows the view through the lens via a mirror (which flips up at the moment of exposure) and an optical viewfinder, and it’s at the centre of a huge range of lenses and other accessories for both amateurs and pros.Canon EOS 7D Mark II

10fps continuous shooting Sophisticated hybrid autofocus Fixed (non-articulating) screen Pricey for an APS-C DSLR

One of the reasons the Nikon D810 is so expensive is its full-frame sensor. Most non-professional DSLRs, though, use smaller APS-C size sensors, which deliver quality that’s almost as good at a much lower cost. This is the sensor size used in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, which designed for sports, action and wildlife photography where speed and responsiveness are paramount. It’s the first enthusiast DSLR to shoot continuously at 10 frames per second, matching the speed of professional DSLRs like the Canon-1D X and Nikon D4s but at a much lower cost.

Fujifilm X-T1 Digital Camera

  • Classic controls and handling
  • Excellent colours and image quality 16Mp not the highest resolution
  • Lens range still growing

Mirrorless cameras (also called compact system cameras) are really catching on. They take interchangeable lenses, just like DSLRs, but instead of using a mirror and an optical viewfinder they display the image captured ‘live’ on the LCD or, if they have on, in an electronic viewfinder. The Fuji X-T1 is one of our favorites. It looks, feels and handles just like a traditional 35mm film SLR and Fuji’s excellent X-Trans sensor delivers rich, film-like colors and high levels of detail.

Panasonic FZ1000

Manufacturer: -


  • Large 1-inch sensor
  • Very good lens
  • Big, heavy and not cheap
  • Not the longest zoom range

Bridge cameras, technically, are ‘compact’ cameras. Actually, they’re not compact at all – this term simply means cameras with fixed, non-interchangeable lenses. The point about bridge cameras is that they have lenses with such a huge zoom range that they can still tackle almost any subject. The downside with most bridge cameras is that they have tiny 1/2.3-inch sensors – but the Panasonic FZ1000 is the exception. It has a much larger 1-inch sensor that delivers a big step up in definition, low light performance and picture quality in general. Other bridge cameras have a longer zoom range, but the FZ1000 delivers the best blend of zoom range and picture quality combined.

Panasonic LX100

  • Micro Four Thirds sensor
  • Classic manual controls 12Mp resolution not the highest

The LX100 is a compact camera of a different sort. It’s designed for keen photographers who like all the manual controls and features of a digital SLR or compact system, but need a camera that can slip into a jacket pocket. Usually, this means you have to put up with a small sensor and reduced quality, but Panasonic a way to squeeze a Micro Four Thirds sensor into the LX100 – the same size used in Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless cameras. It also has a great 4x zoom with a fast maximum aperture of f1/7-2.8. This, combined with the big sensor, makes it great for low-light photography and creative shallow depth of field effects. It’s not cheap, but it is brilliant.

Olympus OM-D E-M10

  • Super-compact metal body
  • Classic DSLR-style layout
  • Smaller sensor than APS-C rivals
  • Autofocus slows in low light

If you like the size of the Panasonic LX100 but not the fixed lens, there is an alternative. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is only a little larger, and while it’s barely a ‘pocket’ camera, it is nevertheless amazingly compact – it’s dramatically smaller than any DSLR (and many other compact system cameras) and yet it has interchangeable lenses, a really good electronic viewfinder and looks and feels remarkably like an old OM 35mm SLR. Olympus and Panasonic use Micro Four Thirds sensors in their mirrorless cameras. These sensors are a little smaller than the APS-C sensors in rival cameras, but they don’t give much away in quality and do allow super-compact designs like this.

Nikon D3300

  • Brilliant 24-megapixel sensor
  • Value for money
  • Simplistic external controls
  • Fixed screen

The D3300 is Nikon’s entry-level digital SLR, so it would be easy to write it off as a novice camera for beginners. Don’t. Its control layout is optimised for photography newcomers, true, but all the manual controls of a serious DSLR are still there in the menus and interactive on-screen interface, and inside the D3300 is one of the best APS-C sensors on the market, regardless of price. Nikon’s 24-megapixel CMOS sensor has no anti-aliasing filter, so it delivers some of the finest detail you’ll see outside of the professional full-frame camera market. The D3300 might look simple, but it’s a terrific camera to learn and grow with, and it’s excellent value for money.

Panasonic TZ70/ZS50

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  • 30x wideangle-to-telephoto zoom range,
  • Manual controls and even raw files
  • Small sensor restricts quality
  • A touch-screen would have been nice.

But despite all this talk of sensor size, image quality and high-end features, there are times when the most important thing is a camera cheap enough to buy, small enough to carry and versatile enough for what you want it to do. The Panasonic TZ70 (ZS50 is the US) is the perfect example. It’s a pocket-size ‘travel camera’ with a massive 30x zoom range so that you can photograph a cramped and crowded souk one minute and distant minaret the next. The small sensor restricts the maximum image quality, but the results are perfectly good enough for sharing and printing and the TZ70 even has a viewfinder for times when there’s too much glare to use the LCD.

Canon D30

  • Rugged, go-anywhere capability
  • GPS built in
  • Good but not great picture quality
  • Some rivals are ‘crushproof’ too

If you like your vacations to be a little more adventurous, or if you just like to spend time in the sea not the city, a waterproof compact camera might be a better choice. The Canon PowerShot D30 is our favorite because it’s waterproof to a depth of 25m – that’s really deep for any camera not in a professional waterproof housing. It’s shockproof too, withstanding drops from heights of up to 2m, freezeproof (down to -10 centigrade) and dustproof. Why get a regular point-and-shoot compact when you can pay just a little more and get one that can stand anything you can throw at it? The D30 even has GPS built in, so your pictures have their location embedded within them.

Sony W800

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800

Manufacturer: Creative Labs


  • Cheap and straightforward
  • 5x zoom and smart finish
  • Picture quality average
  • Slow continuous shooting

Finally, if what you really want is just to get the best little camera possible for the smallest amount of money, we reckon you can’t do better than the Sony W800. If you want to be picky you can criticise almost everything about modest little point-and-shoot cameras like this, from the small sensor and adequate-but-no-more image quality to the plastic build and simple controls – but the W800 camera take perfectly good snapshots without requiring any technical know-how and manages to look like a classy bit of kit despite its bargain price. It even has a 5x zoom and a standard HD video mode, and weighing just 109g, it’ll slip straight into a shirt or trouser pocket.

Neewer LCD Timer Shutter Release Remote Control for Canon and Pentax

Product Description

The LCD Timer can be set anywhere from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds. The buttons can be operated with a single thumb. The LCD panel can be illuminated. The remote has a stylish and ergonomic design. This timer remote cord allows the camera shutter to be released from a distance and prevents the camera from shaking

Two-stage release button: Halfway pressing for auto-focus, complete pressing for taking pictures.

Power source: Two AAA-type batteries (2XAAA Batteries not included)

Battery life: Approximately two months of continuous shooting with a delay of 5 min, an exposure time of 4 min 56 s, and an interval of 5 min.

Compatible with:

Canon (Replacement for RS-60E3) EOS Digital Rebel Digital Rebel (aka 300D) Rebel T1i (aka 500D) Rebel XT (aka 350D) Rebel XTi (aka 400D Rebel XS (aka 1000D & Kiss F) Rebel XSi (aka 450D & Kiss X2) EOS Kiss/New Kiss/Kiss 7/Kiss III Rebel 2000, Rebel G, Rebel G II, Rebel T1, Rebel T2, Rebel T2i ELAN 7, ELAN 7E, ELAN 7N, ELAN II, ELAN IIE, IX LITE PowerShot G10/G11

Pentax (Replacement for CS-205) K10D/K110D/K100D/K20D/K200D/KM *ist D/DS/DS2/DL/DL2/K10 MZ-6, MZ-L, ZX-L

Hasselblad: H/H1/H2/H2D/H1D

Contax: 645/Nl/Nx/N/N Digital/LA-50

Samsung: GX-20 GX-10 GX-1L GX-1


  • Model: RS-60E3 Timer Remote Control Cord
  • Length of cord: 91 cm (3 ft. approx.)
  • Shutter release button: Dual Stage Button (halfway / complete)


  • Delay / Self Timer (DELAY)
  • BULB/Long Exposure (LONG)
  • Interval Timer (INTVL)
  • Exposure Count (N)

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 SLR camera with the EF-S 18-55mm IS II standard zoom lens is perfect for families, budding photo enthusiasts and first-time SLR users alike. EOS Rebel T5 makes it easy to capture movies and photos that are nothing short of dazzling. It features a powerful 18 megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor for easy recording of HD video and high-resolution photos and has a huge 3-inch LCD screen for Live View recording and review. With a 63-zone, dual-layer metering system, an expanded ISO range for outstanding operation in less-than-perfect light, shooting modes like Scene Intelligent Auto to take the guesswork out of complex shots plus creative options like Basic+ function and Creative Auto, the EOS Rebel T5 is ready for anything. With a helpful Feature Guide, rugged, lightweight construction and proven Canon design, the EOS Rebel T5 makes EOS SLR photography faster and easier than ever!

Reasons to buy

  • Includes optically stabilized lens
  • Raw shooting support
  • Detailed images at high ISOs
  • 1080p video capture
  • On-screen shooting guide

Things to consider

  • Fixed LCDPentamirror viewfinder
  • Pentamirror viewfinder
  • Slower autofocus
  • Burst shooting limited to 3fps
  • Small buffer when shooting Raw
  • No microphone input

Technical Specifications

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 9
Battery Average Life 500 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Devices
  • Canon Lenses
  • EF-S Lenses
Compatible Mountings
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 3 fps
Digital Zoom 8x
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 460000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 18 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 6,400
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
External Memory Included No
File Format JPEG, RAW (CR2)
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Flash Modes Description Auto
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Flash Type Hot-shoe, E-TTL II
Focus Description TTL-CT-SIR, 9 focus points
Focus Type Includes Manual Focus
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS None
HDMI Type mini-HDMI
ISO Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Included Components
  • EOS Rebel T5 Body
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Eyecup Ef (Not shown)
  • Battery Pack LP-E10
  • Battery Charger LC-E10
  • Wide Strap EW-300D
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disc & Software Instruction Manual CD
  • Camera Instruction Manual (Not shown)
  • One Year Limited One Year Limited Warranty Card
Item Dimensions 3.94 x 3.07 x 5.12 inches
Item Weight 1.06 pounds
Lens Type zoom
Lithium Battery Energy Content 6.8 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 45 grams
Manufacturer Warranty Description 1 year limited
Material Type Composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/3.5
Maximum Focal Length 55 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 5,184
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Partial
Minimum Aperture ƒ/38
Minimum Focal Length 18 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Optical Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 5.6x
Photo Filter Thread Size 58 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Digic 4
Remote Control Description E3 connector
Removable Memory Secure Digital card
Resolution modes 18MP
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method Low-pass filter vibration
Shipping Weight 2.6 pounds
Style Name 18-55mm
Supported Battery Types Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Format h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Weather Resistance No

Accessories to buy

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR

The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level DSLR with an impressive spec list, including a 24 megapixel sensor and 1080/60p HD video recording. It provides the right level of controls for a beginner, offers a number of in-camera retouch options, and boasts excellent battery life.

Reasons to buy

  • Sensor is one of the best in its class
  • Light, well-balanced body
  • Detailed, smooth 1080/60p HD video
  • Rear command dial makes shooting in P, A and S modes easy
  • Excellent battery life

Things to consider

  • Some useful settings buried in camera menu
  • Limited control over aperture in Live View or movie modes
  • Auto mode uses very slow shutter speeds when flash is off
  • Movie mode poorly thought-out
  • Slow auto focus in Live View mode

Suggested for

A beginner specifically looking for a DSLR experience who may want to eventually take a little control over shooting settings.

Not suggested for

Those looking for lots of easily accessible, reliable in-camera effects modes and features, Wi-Fi, fast focusing in live view, and those who want to regularly take control over more camera settings.

Technical Specifications

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 11
Battery Average Life 700 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Mountings
  • Nikon F (FX)
  • Nikon F (DX)
Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 fps
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 921000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 24.2 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 25,600
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
External Memory Included Yes
File Format NEF (RAW, 12-bit), JPEG
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Flash Modes Description Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Flash Type via hot shoe or wireless
Focus Description Multi-CAM 1000 with TTL AF
Focus Type Includes Manual Focus
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS Optional
HDMI Type mini HDMI
ISO Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Included Components
  • D3300 DX-format Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm DX Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens (Black)
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • UC-E17 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • DK-25 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • NikonView NX CD-ROM
  • LC-52 Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
Item Dimensions 3.86 x 2.99 x 4.88 inches
Item Weight 0.95 pounds
Lens Type Interchangeable
Lithium Battery Energy Content 8.85 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 3.5 ounces
Material Type Carbon fiber, composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/36
Maximum Focal Length 55 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 6,000
Memory Slots Available 1
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Spot AF-area
Minimum Aperture ƒ/3.5
Minimum Focal Length 18 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution 24.2 MP
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 3x
Photo Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Expeed 4
Remote Control Description Optional
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method Comprehensive Dust Reduction System
Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds
Style Name w/ 18-55mm
Supported Battery Types EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Format mpeg-4;h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Weather Resistance No

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