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Mirorless camera system overview

We checked the full range of mirrorless cameras currently in the market. You can read here about the newest models, trends, lenses available for the mirrorless systems.
Mirrorless cameras

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Stories – how I got 43,000 views on Flickr?

I thought to write stories to entertain ourselves among the lots of technical stuff. read more here

Iphone 6

Looks really cool. Curved forms, two camera. It is not by chance that it is so popular. As I see it is a little pricier as well. read more about the Iphone 6 here

Canon 7d Mk II is announced

Seems the Canon 7d mk II is announced. The price of the Canon 7d mk II is 1800 dollar. The camera is capable of 10fps continuous shooting, and has 65 all cross-type focus points. The camera has the new dual pixel live view af system for movie recording, and 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The native ISO range goes up to ISO 16,000, and can be extended up to ISO 51,200. The 7d Mk II has built in GPS receiver and compass, and magnesium alloy body construction, dual Digic 6 image processor, HD video at 60fps frame rate. The exposure compensation is available in +-5EV range. The camera has a built-in-flash with a synch speed of 1/250s and a flash exposure compensation of +-3EV. The weight of the camera is 910g (32 oz.). It is not sure but seems the screen is fixed.
read more about the Canon 7d Mk II here

Sigma 18-300 superzoom lens for crop sensor cameras

Sigma announced a new superzoom lens for crop sensor cameras. The lens will be available in Canon Nikon Pentax Sony and Sigma mounts.
Read more about the new Sigma 18-300mm DG OS HSM Contemporary here

Sigma 150-600 lens is coming

There are new rumors about the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens. Sigma seems inspired by Tamron to make such a long telephoto lens. It is interesting, the rumors speak about “Sports lens” and “Higher grade”. I am very curious what kind of new lens can Sigma come up with. Seems this is not a rumor the lens is a 2.86 kg new Sports lens with f/5-6.3 aperture with 24 lens elements in 16 groups.
Read more about the new Sigma 150-600 DG OS HSM S here

Nikon d750 camera is coming

Seems a new Nikon d750 camera is coming soon. This is a Full frame format multimedia camera as Nikon calls it. The camera has a 24 megapixel Full format sensor with an ISO range of 100-12,800 extended to 51,200. Continuous shooting capability is up to 6.5 fps. The price of the camera is 2300 dollar. The camera has a tiltable 1229K dot LCD screen and Wifi connectivity. The camera can record HD video(1920*1080) at a frame rate of 60/50/30/25/24 fps frame rate. The max length of clips is 29min59sec in the highest resolution setting. The camera can record uncompressed video format to an external recorder.
Read more about the new Nikon d750 here

How to make beautiful landscapes ?

landscape photography
Currently I spend some time with landscape photography, so I thought to share some of my experiences so far. Landscape photography can be quite fun. Here don’t need to rush to make a shot like in sports or wildlife photography. See the Landscape photography tips here

Tamron 150-600 vs Canon 400 5.6

This is not a technical comparison of these highly popular wildlife lenses just my ideas about these two lenses. You can see my reviews about both lenses at the review section. I very much interested in birds/wildlife photography and wildlife photography equipment as well. My interest started when I realized that the quality of my pictures highly depend on the quality of equipment, especially the lenses I use. I checked both lenses and read anything available about this lenses on the internet as well. I wanted to learn about other people’s opinions as well, if they see some other aspects and have different experience which I do not have. I think about these lenses a lot lately.Read more

What test charts doesn’t tell you

I frequently checked test charts about Dslr camera lenses, I mostly interested in resolution numbers, and sometimes checked vignetting or chromatic aberration figures, but this charts not really cover the whole story. The two perhaps most important aspects usually left unmeasured.
Some thoughts about lens testing

New GoPro Hero 4 camera is coming with a 4K video ability

gopro hero 4
The very popular GoPro Hero camera newest incarnation will come soon. The GoPro Hero 4. If you want to make cool videos from the motorbike or ski this is what you need.
GoPro Hero 4

Just posted Nikon 300mm f/4 review

The Nikon 300mm f/4 is a superb lens. There are many rumors about Nikon upgrading it, but it is still an interesting lens.
Nikon 300mm f4 review

Other photography
equipment reviews

There are other reviews
about tripods, tripod heads and other photo equipments.


Manfrotto tripods 055 xprob vs 190 xprob
Induro At 313 tripod review

Beginner photography
articles, lessons tips

At the main menu beginner photography
tips tab you can find lots of articles
about Dslr camera basics such as ISO
and aperture, focal length,
shutter speed, technique and many other things.

Upcoming reviews

Sigma 100-300 f/4
Sigma 100-300mm f/4 APO DG EX HSM review
Sigma 120-300 f/2.8
see Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 HSM review here

Bird or wildlife photography articles

At the main menu birds tab you can find
bird photography articles.
Redstart chicks

How to photograph birds ?

Tips and techniques, usual methods, equipments used, hides.
How to photograph birds?

Bird photography equipment

Camera bodies, and lenses, other accessories. Most popular birding camera bodies and lenses. What kind of equipments are used by pro photographers. Canon and Nikon equipments. Usual lenses, price of the alternatives.
Bird photography equipment

Up to date camera comparisons

Updated – Canon Full Frame comparison table
Updated Canon Aps-C camera comparison table
Updated – Nikon Full Frame comparison table
Updated – Nikon Aps-C comparison table
Sony cameras 2014 comparison table
Pentax dslr comparison table

Information about interchangeable lens cameras

See camera specifications and reviews in the Camera reviews tab in the main menu. You can find reviews of Canon and Nikon slr cameras, specifications of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Leica cameras. You can find specifications of Full frame, Aps-C and mirrorless cameras as well.

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