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Dynamic Range in 35mm DSLRs

Interesting tests by DXO. Canon seems to be trailing far behind competition – Nikon d810 and and the new Sony A7R. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Review-New-top-ranking-Canon-EOS-sensor/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Comparison-3-EOS-5DS-vs-Nikon-D810-vs-Sony-A7R

Phase One XF Camera System – First impressions

Not long ago Phase One introduced their new XF camera system and yesterday I had the pleasure to participate at one of the first launching events in North America which happened in Montreal, Canada. XF is a totally new, redesigned body and, being a technical cameras junkie, I was attracted to the new design from the […]

Catrina festival in Playa del Carmen – impressive low light capabilities for Nikon D800

One warm night I took my Nikon D800 for a stroll through the colorful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In beautiful inner garden I met a pretty Mexican girl prepared for the ongoing La Catrina festival and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to snap a couple of pictures. Pairing it with the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 art […]

Montreal’s Finest Smoked Meat

For a professional food photographer the plates in front of the camera are rather “models” subject to light and composition. We are less compelled to “consume” our subject except, maybe, when this meal is produced by Montreal’s best smoke meat distributor. They just invented a new extravagant sandwich, incidentally called Mellogazmic, and they asked our studio to shoot it […]

Schneider 80mm 2.8 LS vs Sigma 50 1.4 art

Recently I purchased a Sigma 50mm 1.4 art for my back-up Nikon system (I use D800 as back-up for my Phase One IQ140). This lens is pretty impressive and I love it. I won’t start a thread about this lens – they are already a lot of reviews on the web. But I took the time […]

Why Phase One Systems are differently better than high end DSLRs and even the rest of medium formats?

One of these days I had some time to do a series of tests with my Phase One IQ140 vs my Nikon d800. Similar resolutions one would say (40mpix vs 36mpix) and Nikon even pitch the d800 as a replacement for medium format. Well, I’d say to put them at work. The subject? High velocity […]

Our neutral two cents reviews!

This Blog is planned to be focused on our experience with different types of systems we use on daily bases. It’s a hands-on approach. We try to avoid getting advantages from writing a very positive review but rather expose our day-by-day studio experience without the make-over other photographers apply to the review.   We work hard […]