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October 20th, 2015

Hands-On With The New Leica SL Mirrorless Camera

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Leica SL_Leica Summilux-TL
The editor of our sister publication, Digital Photo Pro, had unique access to the Leica SL for a week of shooting. Learn more about this full-frame mirrorless camera and check out some tests shots here.
April 26th, 2015

Tales From the Ultrawide (Part 2): the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens in the field

Posted By Ian Plant
The Everdark
(© Ian Plant) Welcome to Part 2 of Tales From the Ultrawide, my field journal documenting use of the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. Note that although the focus of these posts is on the performance of the Canon 11-24mm lens, any user of an ultra-wide lens (be it a Nikon, Sigma, Tamron, or something else) will …
March 28th, 2015

Tales From the Ultrawide: the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens in the field

Posted By Ian Plant
Storm over Pehoe
(© Ian Plant) Hi, my name is Ian, and I’m a wide angle junkie. I’ve had it bad for a really long time. I didn’t care what lens I used—Canon, Nikon, Tamron, Sigma, Zeiss—just as long as it was wide. Lately, I’ve been making some progress battling my addiction, but then Canon released the new 11-24mm f/4L …
May 7th, 2013

TrekPak Inserts for Pelican Cases

Posted By Michael Clark
Above is a shot of my Pelican 1510 case with the TrekPak insert set up to carry my Elinchrom Quadra lighting setup. As you can see, I was able to fine tune the dividers to fit the gear just as I needed it to. The TrekPak dividers even allow for diagonal dividers. To create extra space I added the diagonal divider next to the flash head so that I could store a few more cords—and maximize the usable space. If I need to re-organize the dividers, say for camera gear, it is just a matter of removing the pins and rebuilding the divider setup. If you have ever struggled with Velcro padded dividers being generally difficult to deal with then you will love the TrekPak system. You can easily place your gear as you want it in the main compartment and then add the dividers as snugly as you please.
Every once in a while you see something that is so simple and elegant that you smack your forehead and say, “why didn’t I think of that?” Another photographer clued me into the TrekPak inserts for hard shell Pelican cases and after I checked them out online I purchased a kit for my Pelican 1510 …
June 9th, 2012

The Nikon D4: Nikon’s New Workhorse

Posted By Michael Clark
While shooting big-wave surfing in Tahiti last year, and in Hawaii earlier this year, I remember longing for more megapixels and a faster framing rate than I was getting with my Nikon D700. In short, I was longing for a D4-like camera. And well, Nikon did not disappoint. Without a doubt the Nikon D4 is …
April 25th, 2012

Field Testing the Canon 1DX

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Canon1DX by Jay Goodrich
I know everyone out there is waiting in anticipation to see the noise levels on the image files for this camera, but I need to set some ground rules so you understand where this test comes from. I am not a testing lab like DxO Mark. Nor am I going to shoot images of trinkets …
April 8th, 2012

The Nikon D4 and D800 have landed

Posted By Michael Clark
I don’t usually create blog posts talking about a specific piece of equipment, but in this case I am so stoked on Nikon’s new cameras I just thought I would put a blurb up on the blog here about the Nikon D4 sitting on my desk. The image quality is superb and the video capture …
January 12th, 2012

Lightroom 4–My Two Cents

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Suset over the Lava Beds
Earlier this week Adobe Labs released the first Beta version of Lightroom 4. I am a huge user of Lightroom so I immediately downloaded this new version to have a look at what I can be expecting. I have to tell you that I was pleasantly surprised. As soon as you open the software up …
December 5th, 2011

A Review of the Nikkor AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VRII

Posted By Michael Clark
As an adventure photographer I prefer to work with equipment that is lightweight and won’t weigh me down but to get the shot sometimes you have to use a big lens. It wasn’t until I starting shooting surfing a few years ago that I even considered buying a big telephoto lens – and by big …
September 20th, 2011

Summer 2011 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
The Summer 2011 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about a recent assignment shot for State Street Global Advisors, a review of Nikon’s …