Category: Product Reviews

Sony AX100 Hands-On Field Test

 By Jordan Drake

With Chris out of town, Jordan Drake steps up like an outnumbered Jim Kelly and takes a look at the Sony’s new consumer 4K camera, the AX100! Did Sony have to make too many compromises to make 4K quality available for this affordable?

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Looking at Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’

 By John Veldhoen

I am more willing to abstract from the photograph, attempting to write a phenomenological review of this seminal book that has, time and again, been referred to as the greatest photobook, and the standard by which all others might be judged.

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Nikon D4S Hands-On Extreme Low Light Test

 By Jordan Drake

The Nikon D4 was an amazing camera, but we were underwhelmed by thevideo performance. With the new D4S arriving, could Nikon have the most
well rounded DSLR in the world? To find out, we brought in the mighty
Nathan Elson, to shoot studio portraits with a 3 candle lighting kit!

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What’s So Great About Miller Tripods?

 By Jordan Drake

Miller Tripods, one of the best regarded names in professional tripodssaw the same issue and responded with lightweight, but extremely high
performance tripods and fluid heads.

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On “Why Photographs Work”

 By John Veldhoen

How something is asked varies wildly, and it isn’t very easy to define. Afew years ago an art theorist asked the question “What do Pictures
Want” in a famous essay. It yielded interesting results to ask a
question like that, which went against common sense, as pictures should
not desire anything on their own as inanimate objects, after all.

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