EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 – Once more (4 videos)

Time for a new EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 comparison. And I have four videos for yor viewing pleasure.

At learningdslrvideo they have a nice, 18 min video that reviews both cameras one against the other.The comparison is done from a film-makers perspective, but all aspects are taken in account. The EOS 5D Mark III stands out for its great high ISO performance and its all-round capabilities. From the conclusion:

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Photography and Travel – A personal experience and some tips

Sunset over the Mekong - Don Det, Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos

This is a post I wanted to write since long. Traveling and photography: perfectly complementary. Let me start with some personal experience. Last year I was abroad for three months, traveling South-East Asia on my own. You know, the backpacker thing? My journey went mainly through Laos and Cambodia. I was alone, on a budget (i.e. I wanted the trip to last as long as possible), and I was traveling light. That’s to say that I had a light backpack, just 9 kg (~19.8 lbs). So, the biggest question to solve while organizing the whole thing was if I should carry a DSRL (and lenses) with me, or if I should not. Not as trivial as I thought it was.

 

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD vs Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Tamron recently announced the new SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens (in stock at B&H for $1,299, click here), and it comes naturally to compare it to Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (around $1,600, click here). Although they have the same focal length, the former comes with image stabilization (called vibration control by Tamron) and costs approx. $300 less. Over at fstoppers they reviewed both lenses for a comparison. Let’s see how they performed after the jump.

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Canon published wireless file transmitter guides

The Canon Digital Learning Center published the setup guides for its WFTs (wireless file transmitter, the PDF-guides are at the end of the article). All aspect of a WFT setup are covered, Mac and Windows guides available. There are 12 guides ready for download. Using a WFT enables your camera to connect to a computer network, hence you can remotely control the camera using a PC/Mac, or a tablet. The camera is controlled either through a web-interface or Canon’s EOS utility. Moreover, the WFT can act as a FTP server, transferring files (i.e. images) over the network. There is more to play around, as the linked shooting mode, where more cameras are setup up in a master-slave setting. If one camera is triggered to fire, the others will follow.

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