Posts Tagged ‘gear’

KI: Michael Levin from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.

Here are some more photos of animals held in capture. Most of them are shot with 300mm f/2.8 or 200 f/2. BTW I really felt in love with 200 f/2, it is just amazing and worth the price tag. Super fast, super sharp, superb in every single aspect.

Canon, Inc. is a huge company as almost everybody know. They host an event called Canon Zoom (in Czech republic) and during it the best of Canon’s gear travels between three big and nice zoos. For the last few years we’ve visited Zlín, Brno and Prague. Here is a small video from 2011 in Czech language so if you aren’t familiar with it, maybe in 2013 we’ll make a English version of it also.

Anyway this event is huge and fantastic. Everybody can try new gear and we had a ton of it. Several 5D Mark IIIs, 1D Mark IV, 1Dx (awesome camera, felt in love with it and I’m shooting with it a lot), 7Ds, 60Ds, 300 f/2.8, 200 f/2 and on. If someone needs help there are people to help them with it be it a decision of purchase, or some technical help. Of course I was part of this event, couldn’t miss it.

 

Photos of the booth were taken by Oldřich Drnec.

It’s absolutely amazing, how close you can get with 300 f/2.8 + 2x extender and 1D Mark IV …

A Bunch of New Canon Gear is Out

Posted: March 2, 2012 in Blog
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Few hours ago new gear from Canon was introduced. Here is a short list:

5D Mark III (camera)

600EX -RT (speedlight)

ST-E3-RT (speedlight transmitter)

WFT-E7 (wireless transmitter)

GP-E2 (GPS unit)

 

Canon vs. Nikon Battle

Posted: April 26, 2011 in Blog
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This Monday there was this battle on The Grid show with Scott Kelby and Terry White. Really interesting stuff was there but I cannot agree more with them. Camera is just a tool and the only thing that matters is final result. It is mostly about the photographer, his vision, talent, skill etc.

Let me tell it this way. Imagine your budget is unlimited and you can buy what you want. If I had this option, I’d get a Nikon D3s, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikon 50 f/1.4, Nikon 85 f/1.4 and finally Nikon 200 f/2. Yes, I’m crazy about Nikon stuff and it doesn’t change a thing that I’m shooting and working for Canon. But here is the tricky part. Will the new Nikon D3s with 50mm glass make me a better photographer? Will it make better photos? From technical stand point it will. But my skills won’t be boosted or anything like that in comparison with my Canon XSi.

In previous paragraph I wrote “Will it take better photos” but camera doesn’t take or make photos, you do! When you realize that, you can grab any camera and make photos. It doesn’t dippend if it’s Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Holga, PhaseOne and other. It is just about you and your skills.

If you need someone’s blessing and someone needs to tell you “yes, you made your best decision with buying Nikon”, than you’re not interested in photography. You don’t need camera so much in this situation but some baby sitter to tell you your decisions were great.

Just think about it and don’t forget, it is just a tool. End result is the thing that matters the most.

Nikon F100

Nikon F100 - Photo by Rik Goldman

Hello everybody, it seems my small post about shooting at night was a bit blast, at least for my blog, so I decided to add another post about night photography and what you can do with cameras at slow shutter speeds. The video is done by Mark Wallace for Adorama TV. Mark is a great people photographer and he has some awesome shots so be sure to check out his website. Here you can find the video. If you like more info and videos about photography, subscribe to AdoramaTV’s Channel @Youtube.