Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Canon EOS 550D Camera Review

The Canon EOS 550D camera combines a wide range of high quality features to make it one of the best cameras on the market. This digital camera has been designed to be user friendly and a pleasure to work with. With his best class megapixel CMOS sensor 18 image and increased light sensitivity, this camera is great for clear shots in low light conditions. Not only does this lightweight digital camera can take beautiful photos, but can also record and playback in HD quality with fashion Movies HD. With the ability to capture 3.7 frames per second, the Canon 550D is the ideal device for all image capture moments and video recording.

Canon EOS 550D Characteristics:
* 18 megapixel CMOS sensor 
* DIGIC 4 Image Processor 
* ISO Range 
* HD Video mode 
* measurement system with dual layer reinforced 
* System 9-point AF 
* 3-inch wide LCD monitor clear view 
* Quick Control Button 
* Compatible with SDXC memory cards 
* Compatible with Canon EF lenses 
* Compatible with multiple PC operating systems

The Canon EOS 550D has a wide variety of features that put it above all others. The 18-megapixel CMOS sensor has been added to this digital camera to capture images with precise clarity and allowing large cropping or enlarging. This sensor also improves the ability of each pixel to capture more light for bright and beautiful every time.

DIGIC 4 image
Canon EOS 550D Camera Review
The CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Canon 550D in the excellent combination of performance
Processor works with the CMOS sensor to speed up the process of the photos and ensure perfect accuracy, by fine tuning. With these two advanced technologies working together, you will be sure to have beautiful clear and colorful photos every time.

The ISO range
This digital camera has also been improved. ISO range that makes shooting in low lighting more accurate. Other cameras would not be able to shoot in these conditions without flash, but it is no problem for the Canon EOS. This camera also comes with HD movie so you can capture video in a quality that would normally only be seen in a still image. With manual adjustments to accommodate any situation, you will be sure to get the best footage, even in these low light conditions. Accompanying these video capture capabilities is the ability to crop your recorded videos. Standard Films can be cropped up to 7 times greater improving every moment captured.

The new dosing system dual layer

Canon EOS 550D Camera Review
9-point AF system, able to iFCL exhibition with double sensor layer 63 zones and shooting up to 3.7 frames per second - great pictures easy
This camera not only improves the light taken in, but also improves the color and brightness, which increases the brightness and clarity of your photos. The 9-point AF system further enhances these qualities with the ability to zoom in on the action in the highest quality available. You can see this perfect picture quality in clear view with high performance, 3-inch LCD monitor. This monitor has VGA 1.04 million points for superb detail. With this monitor, you can easily preview your photos and movies in Live View. And with anti-reflection coating and water-repellent, you will not have to worry about stains and reflection.

The Quick Control button

Canon EOS 550D Camera Review
The ergonomic design and 7.7 cm Clear View LCD monitor to the EOS 550D Pure comfort for users
adds to the convenience of this camera, making it user friendly and user adjustable manually. These parameters include ISOexposition, white balance, quality photos and more. The compatibility also adds to the convenience and ease of use. The camera Canon EOS 550D can use all Canon EF lenses to add to the effectiveness of the quality of the pictures. It is also compatible with the new SDXC memory cards, and a wide range of PC operating systems.

Overall, the Canon EOS 550D is the best in digital camera available in the class. With so many features engineered to work together, image and video quality does not include simply better. So when you need to get the ultra clear picture in these conditions terrible low light, this is the best digital camera for you.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Review Panasonic Lumix FZ300, 24x zoom f / 2.8 constant, speed and efficiency
It was highly anticipated, it's finally here. The Lumix FZ300 leaves the classic curves of the FZ200 and borrows her big brother FZ1000 very angular design. If the responsibility of everyone to do his own aesthetic opinion, impossible not to agree with the excellent grip, very gripping handle, virtually flawless finish. Despite the slight overweight, the FZ300 is very balanced in hand, reassuring and done quickly forget the time not so long ago when the bridges were the poor relation with APN, all too often, a finishing large plastic toy. It was in any case at least make it to one of the FZ300 - too -. Few bridges Tropic market for maniacs grip and customization, it lacks almost nothing Lumix FZ300 apart graduation focal length on the lens barrel: dual zoom control (with zooming step-by-step or continuous), double adjustment knobs, switch AFS / AFC / MC with focus peaking almost red, finally! - Spherical screen and touch 1 040 000 points (the same as the Lumix G-7), many fast access Q.Menu as always very complete and customizable.

A grip as we would believe almost an expert on housing, to the point to ask why there is no physical aperture ring even, and it's a shame, a programmable lens ring. Small however criticized for the use of two wheels in PASM mode, since both have the same function. Not possible, for example M mode, assign the speed to one and openness to the other. Clicking Fn2 simultaneously, these two knobs to adjust the sensitivity and white balance, but this is also customizable. For a bridge, OLED viewfinder 1 440 000 points is of excellent quality, flicker, with good brightness and for eyeglass wearers eyepoint. Only the Sony RX10 II offers a more comfortable viewfinder, but the bill is then almost tripled. By going to Menu> Settings Personal> Settings button> Touch Pad AF, it is possible to activate the function to change the focus point by touching the screen while maintaining the eye in the viewfinder. One option very effective and useful when, zoom background, you do not want to lose your subject in the viewfinder.

Bridges to f / 2.8 constant are rare, too rare. Apart from Sony RX10 / RX10 II and Olympus Stylus 1 / 1s Stylus, sensor respectively 1 "4x zoom and sensor 1 / 1.7" 10.7x zoom, there was little that the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 for those seeking both high amplitude (24x) and f / 2.8 aperture. But that was before the Lumix FZ300 finally rears its lens. The basic formula has not changed, but the newcomer brings 4K video, photo 4K, stabilization and 5 axis tropicalization. What transform a bridge already very popular in universal APN?

CHARACTERISTICS
Sensor
BSI CMOS 12MP 1 / 2.3 "42 Megapixel / cm
Objective
24x 25-600 mm f / 2.8 -2.8
Stabilization
5 axes
viewfinder
Electronics
Screen
7.6 cm, not TN, 1040000 points 3/2, Multitouch
Sensitivity (ISO range)
100-6400 ISO
Face to face 

PRESENTATION
24x zoom 25-600mm f / 2.8 BSI CMOS sensor 1 / 2.3 "12MP, 5-axis stabilization, tropicalization, new processor, autofocus DFD inherited the Lumix GH4, Video and Photo 4K swivel screen and touch, wide viewfinder OLED, Wi-Fi, highly customizable, the Lumix FZ300 concentrated in a very angular frame a larger pile than its predecessor, all newly developed by Panasonic technologies, setting the bar high for all other bridges.

Review Panasonic Lumix FZ300, 24x zoom f / 2.8 constant, speed and efficiency

REACTIVITY  5/5
With zoom lenses of high amplitude, especially when the brightness involves some cumbersome lenses, it still hangs doubts about reactivity. Fortunately, and no real surprise, Panasonic and DFD technology sweep of a processor setbacks fears you may have.

Panasonic Lumix FZ300 - LN | Create infographics
The Lumix FZ200 has dominated the head and shoulders. Note the beautiful ignition time flirting with the second; a great performance from the FZ300. For the rest, although the FZ200 was far from complaining and always rivals the best recent bridges, is dominated in all situations that we consider, as the FZ300 is almost always twice as bright. The strongest growth is to focus and trigger wide-angle which is almost instantaneous. In low light hand, the FZ300 also consistently better than the Olympus Stylus 1s even with the ignition, despite the magnitude two and a half times its zoom. Côté burst, the FZ300 impresses just as much. JPG, with LiveView (LVL modes and LVM), check in is at infinity, or until filling of the memory card or battery or abandonment of the photographer. At 6 fps in LV M, we threw in the towel at the end of 1000 images after holding the shutter button down for three minutes. A scenario that is unlikely to happen to you in real conditions. JPG JPG H and HS, the rates are respectively 10 i / s and 64 i / s, on 60 successive views. RAW + JPG, by cons, the Lumix FZ300 is a little less flamboyant but everything is relative: LVL 2 i / s over 30 frames in LVMM 5.8 i / s over 21 views and 11.1 H i / s views on 18 "only." Photo mode 4K, well known from the Lumix G-7 is comparable to a burst at 30 frames per second, each image making 8MP. Unlike a 4K video, you can adjust the aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity to his convenience. Combined with the fact that the recording starts one second before triggering, this mode is ideal for photographers fond of rapid and unpredictable actions.

QUALITY IMAGE  4/5
With its hybrid expert Lumix GX8 , Panasonic showed a nice progression in terms of definition, from 16 megapixels to 20.3 megapixels and thereby doing the gap between the micro housings 4/3 and APS-counterparts C or more. Regarding the camera fixed lens (compact, experts and bridges) on the other hand, is more measured Osaka and performs well, since last year, a coaster. The Lumix expert LX100 must therefore be content despite its 12MP sensor 4/3 "when the superzoom Lumix TZ70 comes with 12.1MP against 18MP for the TZ60. Well, well, they have a thing with 12MP, since this is exactly the definition of BSI CMOS sensor 1 / 2.3 "of the FZ300, which thus maintains the status quo with respect to the FZ200. Similarly to the objective, which is the same 25-600mm f / 2.8 as before. The processor is however new and now allows a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400 (against 3200 ISO). Between the two generations, the gain is subtle, but present. JPG, it is mostly flat areas of color who benefit the most visible improvements, with much less noise and grain, the FZ300, will clearly appears that from ISO 800. Unable to strictly compare the color rendering, since between the two cases the laboratory lighting has changed, but it still seems that the FZ200 pulled over to the cyan and magenta. Regarding the fine, if 12MP on such a small sensor can not work miracles, the FZ300 nevertheless clearly takes the ascendancy over his elder.

FZ300 ISO LMDN6400 900px
Having a big bright zoom is good, you can use the full aperture throughout the focal range is better. The FZ300 remains totally usable at f / 2.8 25 mm to 300 mm, but beyond, optics becomes very soft, regardless of the opening. Which reminds us that we are on a small sensor bridge and not a professional zoom sumptuous that would cost you twenty times more. The technology has its limits. It will not have escaped anyone's physical and technical similarities between the FZ300 and FZ1000 . The latter, with its more modest zoom (24-400mm f / 2.8-4) and its larger sensor (BSI CMOS Type 1 "20.1 MP) offers more defined images, detailed and, in short, of better quality. that's the only advantage the big brother because, versatility and side stabilization on 5 axes (also very effective), the Lumix FZ300 will be better for those seeking a universal camera, and ready to take everywhere for all situations. It will just avoid too large prints, and we're talking about prints in 60x45 cm and beyond. compared to a Olympux Stylus 1s, technologically (BSI CMOS sensor 1 / 1.7 "12MP) and fiscally closer, the Lumix FZ300 is on a par in terms of image sharpness but takes the ascendancy when sensitivity beyond 800 ISO, despite its smaller sensor. This is however still not enough to get 5 stars in image quality.

VIDEO  5/5
If there is a significant thing with the Panasonic camera filming in 4K is that they do not impose the use of SDXC memory cards to benefit from the 4K via an "original" size - say hello to XAVC- S from Sony. With the Lumix FZ300, a single SDHC UHS-I - it does not support the UHS-II but can play UHS-II cards - enough, provided it is sufficiently fast. So filmerez either AVCHD Full HD (50p, 50i, 25p, 24p) or MP4 Full HD (50p, 25p) and of course to MP4 4K (25p or 24p, both at 100 Mb / s). Note that only the record in 4K allows video to benefit from the maximum wide-angle recording in Full HD also reframes. Only PAL is available and not NTSC. Also note that, in our countries, the Lumix FZ300 is subject to the limitation of 29 minutes of recording and 59 seconds in sequence. Not surprisingly, the picture quality is very good, as the sound; pity there is no headphone jack. 5-axis stabilization works miracles and prevents judder, even in strong zoom while filming. According PASM selected, it is possible to change the speed, aperture, sensitivity, exposure compensation, while filming. It is also possible to switch on the fly, in manual focus with focus peaking and zebras. It is not possible against by taking a photo during video recording.

Review Panasonic Lumix FZ300, 24x zoom f / 2.8 constant, speed and efficiency

A zoom f / 2.8 constant on a small sensor: what for?
Since the advent of forums and image sharing sites, openness is gradually essentially become synonymous with shallow depth of field. Photographically speaking, it is true, just as it is true that a small sensor limits the possibilities for shallow depth of field. So why do f / 2.8, if it is not to play with the bokeh? Simply because originally, a large opening allows especially high brightness, which avoids too sensitivity up area where small sensors are still lagging behind.

STRENGTHS
24x zoom 25-600 mm f / 2.8 5-axis stabilized.
Tropicalization.
Spherical swivel screen and tactile.
Viewfinder defined, bright and comfortable.
4K and 4K video picture.
build quality.
Wide possibilities for customization.
RAW recording.
Wireless.
Supplied with a charger.

WEAK POINTS
No headphone jack.
No programmable lens ring.
No graduation on the focal lens.
Sometimes menus a bit complex.
owner USB.

CONCLUSION  5/5
With its Lumix FZ300, Panasonic will not disappoint those who expect a multipurpose bridge, bright, equipped with a nice zoom range. It goes fast, it is very handy, it shoots in 4K, it resists rain and dust and, in some ways can even impersonate an expert housing. If the congestion is not a problem, this is a very good candidate for universal APN.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Style With Your Canon EOS 100D

Canon EOS 100D Review. If you want a camera looking, high product brand, and something that will capture the best image quality and video, no further than the Canon EOS 100D. With 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR capabilities, you will capture pristine, clear, image resolution, no matter where you are shooting. From 100-12800 ISO settings, you will get excellent image quality, regardless of the light settings, and regardless of how bright or how dark it is when you shoot on your new device. DIGIC 5 image processor means you will get an excellent image quality and the fastest speeds, when you go to take pictures of moving objects on your camera.

A 9-point AF system, the results of the best autofocus when shooting through the viewfinder, as opposed to the touch screen. CMOS hybrid system also combines the best of high definition and contrast, and high-speed capture capabilities picture, and you'll never have to do the work, the device transitions do for you. You can capture up to 4 frames per second when shooting in fast paced mode, and you want to get clear shots of moving objects in a photo shoot. The EOS Full HD mode also means excellent video quality, and 720p image resolution when taking video. The device also features an integrated microphone and automatic volume settings, so even if you're shooting in a noisy place, or can not get the best voice quality when capturing video, the camera adjusts automatically noise and volume controls for you, so you get excellent audio quality with outstanding video quality that you were able to capture on your new device.

The Style With Your Canon EOS 100D

A 3.0 "ultra sensitive touch screen will allow you to take perfect photos or videos, no matter where you are; the camera is ultra responsive, meaning whatever settings you choose, the touch screen will respond to the slightest touch. The optical viewfinder with magnification .87X also helps you capture the best image quality, even if you are photographing things that are very small or are further from the camera you want to see when you try to capture excellent picture. A lightweight frame makes the device easy to carry in any adventure or vacation, photo shoot, or to any other special event you want to experience with your family and friends.

If you are a professional photographer, or if you are just an amateur who likes quality shots, this camera is sure to deliver on all fronts. With excellent video quality and image, a design and elegant body, and build in features that make it almost impossible for you to get a bad shot, the Canon EOS 100D is an excellent product to consider. Thus, when selecting a new camera, it's a top prospect to add to the list when you try to find the best new product.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

2015 was the year of Phase One with a new platform for shooting XF and the first back to 100 MP. 2016 could well be that of Hasselblad, which today unveiled a new H6D housing and two digital backs to 50 and 100 MP. What securely reposition the brand to compete. The Hasselblad H, introduced in 2002, has seen many iterations including the HxD series dedicated to digital backs. Currently, the H3D / H4D and H5D are still brand catalog with back capable of recording 31 to 60 million pixels. 200MS versions (for multishot) offer a definition of 200 megapixels combining several shots. Today the Swedish brand therefore presents a whole new shooting platform associated with two new CMOS digital backs: Series H6D.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

PRESENTATION

New sensors up to 100 megapixels and video to the UHD RAW

The new range H6D comes in two versions with two different sensors:
- The H6D-50c : CMOS sensor 43.8 x 32.9 mm (same as the H5D-50c), 8272 x 6200 px;
- The H6D-100c : CMOS sensor of 53.4 x 40 mm 11 600 x 8700 px.

Both sensors are manufactured by Sony which, for the occasion, made off with much of the medium format market, the Japanese giant manufacturer probably for PhaseOne and Pentax.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

MP 100 for the sensor, the manufacturer announced a dynamic 15 IL 16-bit (files larger than 600 MB), but it will be possible to use the 14-bit back to improve responsiveness, thus flexibility 'use. Burst mode increases to 2.5 fps on the 50c and 100c on the 1.5 fps. The use of CMOS sensors allows better management of electronic noise with an ISO range revised upwards: 100 to 25,600 ISO for 50c, and 100 to ISO 12 800 to 100c.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

CMOS also allows the Live View screen (LiveView). Both models have a multi-touch LCD 920 000 points (7.5 cm diagonal) and refresh the screen at 30 fps. The focus peaking color is also present. It will be possible to have a video back with the Phocus Mobile application or computer. With this touch screen Hasseblad also introduces a new way to control and configure the enclosure, with a GUI brought up to date with large icons.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

Video recording is invited for the first time at Hasselblad. The H6D-50c offers 1080 HD recording at 30 fps (H.264). The 100c is probably more interesting, since it offers capturing UHD (3840 x 2160 px) at 30 fps. If H.264 is used, it will be possible to record in RAW - format owner unfortunately it will take into Apple ProRes with the Phocus 3. With this feature, Hasselblad is one the few brands to offer the RAW video recording. That's pretty amazing!

The case review
For H6D, Hasselblad has thoroughly reviewed its electronics housing to provide additional processing power and responsiveness, for both the housing and the digital back. The case now has two slots for memory cards with two different formats: SD and CFast. The latter format is present to facilitate the UDH video recording.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

The H6D now has a modern and very interesting connection to the video with a stereo microphone input (3.5mm), headphone output, HDMI output, an output 3 USB (type C) to transfer logged data and mode, an input and an output for the flash sync. The H6D also has a Wi-Fi chip as standard. Again, this is a first for the brand and the most recent protocols are supported (802.11 a / ​​b / g / n - 2.4 and 5 GHz). Supply side, the H6D requires only one battery supplying both the housing and back, unlike PhaseOne system that requires two batteries.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

Optical updates
Hasselblad take the output of H6D to update its optical park with models with fast shutters can climb to 000 1/2 s. The entire system H receives this update: housings up H5D will now trigger at 000 1/1 sec (1/800 sec against previously) and new H6D allow a trigger to 1/2 000 s. The optics have these new central shutter will be marked with a small orange square.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

Phocus 3 face CaptureOne Pro 9
Behind the confrontation housings, another battle rages: that software. Indeed, PhaseOne was widely imposed in the studio shooting through his CaptureOne Pro software, which allows to remotely control many Canon and Nikon SLR plus PhaseOne back. This versatility and the quality of the images quickly conquered the photographers who now trust the brand and associated equipment. To counter this hegemony Hasseblad also present on March 1 e version of its raw file processing software and work connected mode: Phocus 3. This update draws heavily from his point of view of the competitor interface. Phocus 3 now has tools for local editing (moire, sharpening, exposure), a point highly anticipated by photographers. The software will be able to read the videos produced by the packages you can transcode videos RAW in Apple ProRes.

Hasselblad H6D-50c-100c and H6D Characteristics

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The H6D-50c will be available in April for suggested list price of € 23,000 excl. Naturally, a material of the buyback program is planned. So if you have an H4D-40/50, Hasselblad offers a cover of your equipment up to € 8400 for a total amount of € 14,500. The H6D-100c, it will be available in June for recommended price of € 29,000 excluding VAT. The recovery of an H4D-40/50 will equip the new housing the special price of € 19,500. Note that the recovery program also works with non-product Hasselblad camera equipment.


FINAL REVIEW
Hasselblad had to react to repeated attacks of its Danish competitor. This is done with the series H6D and those back at 50 and 100 MP, which come frontally oppose the PhaseOne XF IQ3-50 and 100MP. In terms of definition, the delay is filled. However, the new H6D missing some teeth to actually hold sway over its direct competitor. We would have liked an improved autofocus, or current features like HDR mode, timelapse or stacking focus as proposed. PhaseOne. On paper, the plafeforme PhaseOne XF looks a little more modern and a little more innovative (control of integrated Profoto strobes, work hyperfocal). It remains to see how the Hasselblad case behaves in production. The evolution of Phocus was also expected and is the rendezvous. Yet again, the changes are too timid and, above all, the software is still not used to control other remote enclosures, unlike CaptureOne Pro. The Hasselblad system remains essentially interesting for its more homogeneous optical park (all have a central shutter), the variety of its optical-shift (24, 28, 35, 50, 80 and 100 mm with an adapter) and quality. The video mode is probably doomed to evolve, but as is, it is still too embryonic to interest videographers. Hasselblad rates are also more accessible than some equivalent PhaseOne, including the model 100 MP, available within € 29,000 while the 100MP PhaseOne touches of the 34,000 €.

CHARACTERISTICS

SENSOR:CMOS 50 megapixel (43.8 x 32.9 mm) (50c) 
CMOS 100 megapixel (53.4 x 40 mm) (100c)
MOUNT:H system
DELIVERED OPTICS: 
STABILIZATION:no
ANTI DUST :no 
VIEWFINDER:optical. 3.1x magnification
FLASH: 
SCREEN:yes, the digital back. 7.5 cm / 921 000 points, touch.
FOCUSING:True Focus (1 point) with correction of shift
AF MODES:simple
EXPOSURE CONTROLS:spot, center-weighted
EXPOSURE MODES:PSAM
SHUTTER SPEED:60 min at 000 1/2 s (up to 1/2 synchroflash 000 s)
ENGINE:2.5 fps (50c) 
1.5 fps (100c)
ISO SENSITIVITY:100-25 600 ISO
MEMORY :SD / CFast
IMAGE FORMAT PHOTO:JPEG and RAW (3GB)
FORMAT VIDEO IMAGE:HDTV 1080 30p (50c) H.264 / UDH 30p (100c) and H.264 RAW
Power :1 Li-Ion battery 7.2 V / mAh 3100
LOGIN:3 USB Type C HDMI, Wi-Fi, microphone input, headphone output, power supply, flash sychro input and output
DIMENSIONS:153 x 131 x 205 mm (with optical HC80 mm)
WEIGHT:2.3 kg with optical HC80 mm
SOFTWARE:Phocus 3

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Canon EOS 1300D: Test, presentation and characteristics

Canon EOS 1300D Presentation and characteristics. Early this year is quite intense among all manufacturers. See happen was thought a small break in the ads after the CP+, but it seems that there are still new products ready to be launched. Today Canon is announcing its new DSLR entry level, the EOS 1300D, successor to the EOS 1200D released two years ago at the CP + 2014. We can say that Canon has seen very light in terms of improvements of its new entry-level SLR. The EOS 1300D ships same sensor, the same AF system, the same viewfinder, the same opportunities burst or video as the 1200D. The device thus incorporates a sensor of 18MP APS-C format backed a new version CPU that passes DIGIC 4+ generation but does not change absolutely nothing a priori to device performance: ISO 6400 with an extension to 12 800, 3 frames per second (f/s) burst, autofocus 9-point, FHD video mode at 30 frames/s. in the new program, the rear screen does a little definition to 920 000 px and the case is seen with Wi-Fi function and NFC for easy backup and sharing pictures on social networks and control the device from a smartphone.

Canon EOS 1300D: Test, presentation and characteristics

Canon EOS 1300D: Test, presentation and characteristics

AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
The new Canon EOS 1300D will be available from April 2016 to € 380 price naked and € 490 in a kit with a 18-55mm.

We can not hide our disappointment at the new housing developments from its predecessor are more anecdotal. This announcement does not send the message that there are still many possible innovations in the DSLR world. We had already had the same feeling, though less marked, at the time of the announcement of the EOS 80D, yet one for experts photographers housing, so new fans. Hopefully Canon has in its real advances in cartons reflex material for the rest of 2016. We expect all the successor to the 5D Mark III and 6D. Remember, photokina will take place in less than 6 months now.

CHARACTERISTICS

SENSOR:APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS 18MP
MOUNT:EF / EF-S
DELIVERED OPTICS:N / A
STABILIZATION:Optical
ANTI DUST :Software
VIEWFINDER:Penta mirrors 95% / 0.8X
REFERRED LCD:Yes
SCREEN:LCD 7.5 cm / 920 000 pixels
FOCUSING:TTL-CT-SIR 9 points (f / 5.6 center)
AF MODES:One Shot, AI Servo, AI Focus
EXPOSURE CONTROLS:TTL 63 zone
EXPOSURE MODES: Evaluative, Spot, Center-Weighted
SHUTTER SPEED:Mechanical 30 s / 1/4000 s (electronic first curtain)
ENGINE:3 i / s
ISO SENSITIVITY:100-6 ISO 400 (Ext. ISO 12 800)
MEMORY :SD, SDHC, SDXC
IMAGE FORMAT PHOTO:JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG (3456 x 2304) /
FORMAT VIDEO IMAGE:MOV 1920 x 720 px 30 fps
FOOD :Battery LP-E10 (500 views)
LOGIN:USB / WiFi (NFC)
DIMENSIONS:129 x 101.3 x 77.6 mm
WEIGHT:485 g
SOFTWARE:DPP, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor
IN THE BOX :NC

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sony A6300: presentation and characteristics test

As mentioned in its announcement early February, Sony launches Alpha 6300 to the specifications reinforced concrete: APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels, 425 point autofocus, 4K video and 120 i/s, electronic viewfinder, burst! But still no touch screen.

PRESENTATION
Sony does not release the song on its range of hybrid devices. After a complete overhaul of the range A7 24x36 and a generalization of the mechanical stabilization, the brand introduced a new model APS-C size widely reviewed.

Sony A6300: presentation and characteristics test

Autofocus competition
One of the most striking features when you discover the specifications of the A6300 is probably the AF module. The new case has a 24 megapixel sensor that does not include less than 425 AF by phase correlation: the record all categories. For the record, it was previously owned by Sony always on the 24x36 series with 399 points AF. This is complemented by a contrast-detect autofocus on 169 points. Coverage should approach 100% (it was already 93% on A7R II in APS-C mode). Sony announces development time of 0.05 s (there is no information on this measure), so the faster the time autofocus. Too bad the sensitivity is limited to -1 EV.  This new autofocus also works with an optical mount A and an adapter ring, such as the Sony LA-EA3 ring.  The AF point density enable excellent tracking of a subject movement and with a burst rate of 11 f/s, the A6300 should appeal to photographers of action. the sensor associated with the new data processor Bionz X, allows to increase to 51,200 ISO.

4K video and 120 fps in 1080
The A6300 is also capable of shooting 4K TV (3840 x 2160 px) to 30/25 and 24p to 100 Mb / s (XAVC-S) but also in HDTV 1080 120/100/60/50 / 30/25 and 24p (50 Mb / s XAVC-s). That will deliver fluids slowed in full HDTV resolution. Sony said that in 4K mode, the appliance uses all the sensor pixels 16/9 for a total of 20 million pixels! The video is then sub-sampled 4K to gain rendering finesse. Autofocus is also improved and adjustable for flexibility during a transition or monitoring of a character. The icing on the cake, the A6300 also offers recording in S-Log and S-Gamut to improve rendering in the highlights and shadows (S-lOG3). And it could finally entice filmmakers with the ability to set an XLR adapter to the accessory shoe. In addition, you always have the focus peaking for manual focusing and exposure of zebras. Finally, a new mode "Display Gamma Assist" facilitates the development in S-Log mode offering a corrected preview.

Sony A6300: presentation and characteristics test
The Sony Alpha 6300 with the new optical 24-70 mm f / 2.8 G Master

More accurate viewfinder
The A6300 is not that of the womb; it also has an electronic viewfinder with 2.4 million points. This is the highest resolution proposed by Sony, but we regret that the brand has not taken the opportunity to pass this course, as proposed for example Leica with 3.6 Mpts. The housing benefits from a magnesium alloy frame and provides moisture resistance and enhanced dust. 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The Sony Alpha 6300 will be available in March at an approximately € 1,250, and € 1,400 for the optical 16-50 mm.

FINAL REVIEW
The Sony Alpha 6300 is very attractive on paper. The brand ardently pursuing the development of its range of hybrid packages by improving its main weaknesses are autofocus and electronic viewfinder. With such specifications, worthy of a professional housing, we regret that Sony has not pushed further update of its case in terms of ergonomics. The video is always touches so difficult to access and autofocus features 425 collimators, there is no dedicated joystick to move (you have to use the joypad, in my less practical advice). A touch screen to quickly select a focus area would sense. We also regret the absence of a second control wheel on the front of the handle, the absence tropicalisation or embedded stabilization. Anyway, we are very eager to try this newcomer in the field!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

5 Tips to take good picture at Zoo

Visits to the zoo are a good source of inspiration for photographers, but can be frustrating as there are many obstacles: windows, cold and artificial lighting, fencing, crowd, little natural scenery, etc. Many of you ask me questions about the photograph at the zoo. So I'm going to reveal my little personal techniques to circumvent these problems or to accommodate. I'll even show you what not to do Here are 5 tips from my experience.;)

1. How to snap through the bars and fences?
Here is "my recipe", the technique I use to remove the bars or mesh. It is necessary :

1. Approach the bar or wire mesh,
and try to place the lens maximum between the bars.

2. Favor a low depth of field
so that the bars can be found as far as possible in the gray area, and therefore almost invisible. To reduce the depth of field, select the mode Priority Aperture. This mode is called A or Av depending on the brand. Then select a big opening when choosing a figure F / that is as small as possible. Example: F.3.5, F / 2.8, F / 1.4, etc.

3. Choose a long lens
In other words, "zoom". Indeed, the focal length also affects the depth of field and therefore the importance of vagueness.

4. Choose the animal's position
If possible, shoot an animal that is away from the fence. Obviously, you have little leverage to dictate to an animal laying that would suit you ;) but sometimes it is simply to spot repetitive motion of the beast (back-and-forth for example) to photograph when she is far from the bars.

The purpose of these 4 maneuvers is to place as much as possible the fence in the gray area to make it as invisible as possible.

Proof by example

Toucan yolk Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
The Toco Toucan was very close to the fence, in front and behind him. Result, even by placing the fence in the dark, it remains visible and forms a frame that blurs vision. 
Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 at 95mm (140mm equivalent) - 1/400 - F / 4-800 ISO. 
Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Toucan yolk Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
This Toucan yolk was further from the fence. By applying the technique described above, I put away most of the fence. It remains a small part, to the right in the foreground, but it forms a green fuzzy task which no doubt that this is a fence. Rather we believe in a leaf or grass placed in the foreground. 
Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 to 105mm (160mm equivalent) - 1/250 - F / 4.2 - 800 ISO. 
Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo

2. How to snap through the windows?
Obviously, photographed through glass is easier than through the bars or mesh. But there are two big pitfalls: the tasks on the glass, and above all the reflections!

How to remove stains on the glass?
The problem of tasks is that they act as a filter on the image, which appears blurred. The first thing to do is of course to move to try to find a place without a job, or with less duties. If you do not have another way to photograph through a dirty glass, then use the same technique as for the bars that of the shallow depth of field: put yourself in priority fashion to the opening ( a or Av) and zoom (to use a long focal length).

How to work around the problem of reflections in the glass?
The reflections can come from the sun or lighting but also (most actually), other visitors passing by the window. If you have at your disposal a polarizing filter, use it, because it significantly reduces the effects of reflection. If you do not, then aim at your subject, and in your sight, watch the highlights. It is now a waiting game: do not move, and wait for visitors in your back go their way, or so expect a visitor dressed in dark. The reflection will make it much less visible.

Finally, if really it is impossible to eliminate glare, so make sure you integrate your framing! It's easier than it sounds.

Proof by example
Here's an example, photographed at Beauval zoo. The crowd was so dense that it was impossible to avoid reflections of the visitors, despite my patience. So I chose to integrate these reflections, provided they do not spoil me: a beautiful green snake. So we see the reflection of a busy dressed in white, but is positioned so that it fits the decor. If you do not know, we do not notice:

Green tree python, Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
The white coat of a visitor is reflected in the branch located in the top of the image. Result: this branch already more exposed to light as the rest of the picture is made ​​even whiter by the reflection (I can of course edit the problem in post-processing, but I wanted to show you the effect of reflection ). This reflection is also the head of the snake, but when one is not aware, it is interpreted rather as an effect of light piercing the foliage. 
Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 to 135mm (200mm equivalent) - 1/125 - F / 5 - ISO 800. 
Python arboreal green, Beauval zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo

Here is a second example, where will you find the reflections on the glass in this picture are? ;)

Nile Crocodile Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Remaining patiently positioned in the release position, I waited for the right time to the reflections of the visitors do not cover my subject a Nile crocodile. Where are the highlights? In the lower part of the image: that could be taken for weeds in the foreground blur is actually fingerprints and reflections of visitors passing in my back. My technique has helped to create an effective illusion Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 to 165mm (250mm equivalent) - 1/125 - F / 5 -. 800 ISO Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo:)
Also, remember to use the aforementioned technical (shallow depth of field + long focal length) in order to blur the reflection maximum.

3. How to arrange with the decor? / What you should not do
In zoos, the decor is not always very credible nor flattering. The decor of the enclosure itself, but sometimes the surrounding landscape.

All played at framing
Do well around your viewfinder, and do not integrate as part (even in the background) elements such as the door of the enclosure, a poorly imitated rock fences, visitors, a bowl food, or the houses in the distance, the sandwich of the zoo, the service door to the bottom of the enclosure, etc. Here are some examples of what not to do:

Silverback gorilla, zoo Beauval © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Unless you want to just witness the living conditions of the animal in its enclosure, this photo is the perfect example not to follow, that of an uninteresting picture.

1. Include the decor completely out of the viewer animal atmosphere (fake jungle in the background, grid ceiling, wood modules, cables, etc.). The more we will focus only on the animal's beauty because its environment takes an important place in the image. But even if the zoo has made ​​efforts to make a beautiful decor, picture it still gives an artificial tone to the image. Unless expressly desire to show this setting, it is better to avoid as much to include in the frame.

2. Reflections visitors in the window superimposed on the animal (one distinguishes especially yellow and red spots).

3. Right bottom, there are in the foreground blur the white hair of a visitor. Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 75mm (110mm equivalent) - 1/125 - F / 3.7 - 500 ISO. Gorilla silverback, Beauval zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo ;)
Moorhen, zoo Bourbansais © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
The reflection in the water of a timber module imitating a tree in the compound monkeys totally disrupts the composition of the image (by the effect of a big stain on the image). He would simply move to avoid this pitfall Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 at 200mm - 1/1600 - F / 4.5 - 500 ISO. Moorhen, zoo Bourbansais © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo ;)
Capuchin (or "Sapajou"), zoo Bourbansais © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
The position of the monkey is interesting, the framing is good, except for a big detail: visitors staying in the background, behind the Capuchin, which totally out of the viewer the animal atmosphere. 
Sigma 70-200mm F /2.8 to 200mm - 1/1600 - F / 6.3 - 320 ISO. 
Zoo Bourbansais © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
These examples you may seem obvious, but unfortunately a lot of people do not pay attention to these details. Sometimes attention you lose a little and concentrate on animals, we forget to check the environment, including the background.

But when they appear in the image, these elements completely out of the viewer animal atmosphere and make the difference between a good photo and a totally banal picture.

4. What focal priority for the photo at the zoo?
You'll understand when reading the above lines, I suggest you long focal lengths , to isolate your subject from the surrounding scenery, and minimize the visual impact of windows or bars. Opt therefore of focal lengths from 100mm and more: 150mm, 200mm or 300mm if you can when I go to the zoo, I photograph personally with: > a Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 when using my Nikon D3s DSLR, > with a 55-200mm Fujinon F / 3.5-4.8 (82-300mm equivalent on full frame sensor ) when using my hybrid Fuji X-E1 .

5. How to photograph animals?
Attitudes. It is important to be patient not to randomly shoot an animal. Not until an interesting attitude: a movement, a look, a funny or touching expression. This is a key point to get interesting pictures. Here are some examples :

White rhinos Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Two white rhinos seemed to cause the Beauval Zoo. I waited a quarter of an hour, and indeed the two giants clashed. When one started to load the other, I had to react quickly. The attack was not particularly dramatic, but instead it was brief ;) The framing is tight to avoid seeing the decor, including a background in catering kiosk Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 to 180mm ( 270mm equivalent) - 1/250 - F / 4.7 - 200 ISO. © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo ;)
Maki Lemur Kata, zoo Champrepus © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
By observing the many well-maki kata together in a pen (only limited by a rope that one ;)), I noticed this individual to the very funny posture. He cleaned his tail, but by the time operated breaks by freezing, thus giving the impression that he blew his nose in his tail ;) Or he was holding a cuddly toy as a child ;) I waited a few minutes he resumes this position to take my picture. 
Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 at 135mm - 1/1250 - F / 8-500 ISO. 
lemur Maki Kata, zoo Champrepus © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Loup, reserve Nordens Ark, Sweden © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
In the darkness of a huge wolf pens, late in the day, a wolf stealthily happening repeatedly. So I set my goal between the bars of the fence, and I wait for the right time, a few minutes later, the animal returns and sets me straight in the goal: it is a good time to start! 
Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 at 170mm - F.2.8 - 1/160 - ISO 800 
Reserve Nordens Ark, Sweden © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Cheetah, Zoo Champrepus © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Photographing animals yawn is not very difficult, and the result is always breathtaking. Big cats often yawn. Just prepare your camera to a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion (for example by choosing the "Shutter Priority" mode (S or TV)), and to be observant! 
Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 - 1/640 - F / 6.3 -. 500 ISO 
Cheetah, zoo Champrepus © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo

The details
For a pleasant change, consider talking photograph or graphic detail. Two examples:

The powerful hand of a silverback gorilla, Beauval Zoo © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Focus on massive hand of a silverback gorilla, Beauval Zoo. We guess the power of the animal. 
Fujinon 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 to 150mm (225mm equivalent) - 1 / 125- F / 4.5 -. 500 ISO 
© Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
5 Tips to get good photograph at Zoo
Focus on very graphic patterns of plumage of a brahma chicken mesh silver partridge. Zoo Champrepus. 
Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 - 1/1600 - F / 4.5 - 500 ISO © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo

Be creative
If the decor or crowd you being able to take the animal as you'd hoped, operate your creativity by imagining other possibilities. One example of original framing:

5 Tips to get good photograph at Zoo
This cheetah came to stick to the glass and stared at something in the distance, beautifully ignorant visitors glued to 3cm him on the other side of the glass. 3 elements bothered me: the background whose decor was unnatural, fingerprints on the glass, and visitors clustered around me. So I applied my technique to circumvent problems of the decor and the glass (but I was so close that all is not obscured), and I especially chose to try a different framing, suggesting symmetry face and "drawings" of the coat of this magnificent animal. Finally, I have of course made ​​the setting-in point on the eye because her look is striking. 

Note the lovely bokeh in the background Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 - 1/1640 - F / 5.0 - 500 ISO © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo Cheetah, zoo Champrepus © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
Think of the post-processing from the view-to-grip can sometimes be more creative and come out different images:

5 Tips to get good photograph at Zoo
This leopard was in a ray of sunshine at the bottom of its cage. Three problems: the fence in the foreground, the unprepossessing decor (we saw the enclosure wall and the bottom of the back door), and the big difference in brightness between light and shadow. So I decided to underexpose voluntarily so that the shaded area becomes very dark. This will hide in the dark decor and "remnants" of fence in the foreground. Finally, I corrected a little exposure in animals at post-treatment, so that it is correctly exposed. 
Sigma 70-200mm F / 2.8 at 200mm - 1/1600 - F / 5.6 - 320 ISO. 
Leopard , zoo Bourbansais © Clement Racineux / Tonton Photo
And of course, also consider photographing the details to circumvent a complicated situation ! (I mentioned earlier)

In summary
In summary, out of pretty pictures from your visits to the zoo: > review it well your understanding of the depth of field , and the impact of focal thereon (by reading this article ), > prefer long lenses, > Think "animal photo" in tracking attitudes, looks, >, and the most important advice: treat your framing! Do not include items annoying reading the image, especially in the background .

I hope these tips will have you informed and even inspired! If you have any plans this weekend, so-programming a small photographic trip to the zoo! If you have other tips learned from your experience, share them in the comments! If you have any questions, ask them in comments also. Source and image by; http://tontonphoto.fr/

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