Wise Advanced is a Taiwan based memory card manufacturer, that, apparently, has been around since 2002. I hadn't heard of the company, nor seen the name around until they contacted us with an opportunity to review their product.
There are some newcomers to the market with more affordable pricing (most notably Gravity Backdrops), but I figured I'd give DIY'ing my own canvas backdrop a try and seeing how it fits into my work before considering spending more money on a backdrop from a reputable studio.
Last Year, we posted about a Sam's Club "Pelican" style hard case that's enough to hold a DSLR body and a few lenses. This year, it seems that Sam's Club has seen how popular these types of cases are, and are now offering a 24" Rolling "Pelican" hard case, that looks to be the equivalent of the popular carry-on sized Pelican 1510.
Now that the 6D Mark II is out, we're beginning to see a lot of steep discounts on the older model. Coupled with the holiday shopping season, prices are dipping into entry-level territory. The original 6D is still a great full-frame camera with modern features like Wi-Fi, and is a perfect way to get into Full-Frame without breaking the bank.
There isn't much information on using Profoto's OCF series flashes with a recessed flash tube with Broncolor Paras, and since we've used (and still occasionally use) that combo regularly, here's a short video to answer some questions from a reader regarding the use of Profoto OCF (B1/B2) flashes with a Broncolor Para.
Just picked up a lens I've been wanting for a long time - the Hasselblad HC 100mm f/2.2 "Orange Dot" - the new "Orange Dot" lenses have the new shutter unit which brings the max shutter speed to 1/2000 for H6 cameras, and eeks out a little more shutter speed for older generation H-bodies, to the tune of 1/1000s.
I recently took a trip to New York, and brought WAY too much camera gear with me (SPOILERS: It was totally worth it). I brought along the X100F as well, as I liked the idea of having a small, pocketable camera to use for everything, and also because I always have the X100F on me.
In a new series I'm starting on modifiers, I cover what's fast become one of our favorite modifiers — the Broncolor Para 133. The Broncolor Paras are considered a "holy grail" modifier, usually because of the exorbitant price. But what do you get for the money?