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Flickr, the once so crowded photo gallery sharing website owned by Yahoo! is reinventing and trying to rebound itself from the social media madness. It now features 1 Terabyte storage in full resolution for FREE. You can scratch the Ads if you subscribed for a $50 a year. Visiting the new Flickr.com will catch your attention too because the layout has been dramatically changed, showing you the large photo streams.
Canon PIXMA the leading inkjet printer brand in the Philippines sent me a review unit of the PIXMA iP4970. It’s a single function A4 printer that umm yes functions as a printer. The iP4970 is the top of the line model among the A4 single function bunch. Kindly note that the printer is not brand new, thus you will see some noticeable scratches with the actual photos of the unit. Physical The PIXMA iP4970 being the top of the line single function A4 printer share a lot of things from its higher-end models like the MG6270 and the A3 wonder [...]
Few weeks ago we received one of the newest printer of Canon PIXMA, the MG6270. The MG6270 is a dual-function printer that scan and print. Essentially the A4 printer has the newest technology of PIXMA, including the Intelligent Touch System, Cloud Link services and hybrid ink system. The basics; read my iX6570 review to get some printer cum color management sorta primer. The built of the MG6270 is the same as the current models of PIXMA which has an elegant black glossy plastic finish or piano black as some may describe it. I’ll repeat it again, I’m not a big [...]
Canon just teased its customers that its 2 year old EOS 7D will have new features with its upcoming firmware 2.0.x. The firmware will enable the camera to shoot an additional 10 frames bursts to its existing 15 burst continous shooting in RAW making it now a speedy 25 RAW burst camera. Of course JPEG burst capacity will also be increased from 126 to 130 Large JPEG Fine, it also promises to have an internal editing functions such as rating, in-camera resizing, in-camera RAW processing and some minor tweaks. The Auto ISO feature will also receive a maximum limit upgrade [...]
Neck straps have gotten a little bit more interesting over the past 5 years. The regular straps that bundled free with our cameras are clunky and quite cumbersome . Some of the early modifications were about reducing weight and tangling problems. Now we have an abundance of camera straps with different styles and types. One of the famous now is the sling type (bottom mounted) famed by Black Rapid R- Strap. Since then we now have a lot of options from different brands. Carry Speed is one of the new names in this arena of sling camera strap system. The [...]
We’ve just received one of the newest A4 photo printer among the PIXMA lineup by Canon. This model is the PIXMA MG6270, a dual function photo printer that can scan and of course, print. Initial feelings are exciting because this is a Wi-Fi model with LCD screen on top, it is also pegged as one of the best all-in-one A4 printer out there. I’ve just tested printing my calling card and it printed the text as crisp as my old 4800 dpi iP4300. Interestingly I noticed that spooling the paper was super silent, I almost miss tapping my timer. It [...]
Photo memories can be stored in analog (film) and digital. In this age, Photographers mainly shoot with digital. These digital photographs are important files even if its only for personal and especially for professional use. Often times we neglect the fact that storing digital photos is as risky as storing your film and printed photographs without proper care. Many times you will hear stories of data corruption, malfunctioning hard drives and unreadable recordable discs. These are some of the downsides of storing digital photos. Your digital collection is hitting gigabytes and probably approaching to terabytes as you use RAW, 1080p videos [...]
Dear PiPho members and advertisers, Pinoy Photography portal and forum will have a heavy server maintenance starting April 5 12:00 midnight to April 7 2012. We’ll be upgrading the forum and transferring to a new server. We know that this will be a hassle for you but we have no choice and we need an up to date version of the forum and better server to provide you a much better experience. We think this is the perfect time to do this during this lenten weekend. For the marketplace buyers and sellers we suggest that you take note of your [...]
After our two reviews of DataColor Spyder products, the SpyderCube and SpyderLensCal, here we are now posting our take on of the product where DataColor is famous for, Spyder Express colorimeter (monitor calibrator). This 4th generation colorimeter is now called Spyder4Express. Physical Attributes The 3-legged spider colorimeter has received a design tweak by removing the suction cups. Looks like DataColor realized the suction cups were useless on most monitors. In spite of the missing suction cups the adjustable counter weight is still there that balances the Spyder4Express on your monitor. The size and weight is just like its [...]
Lets face it many feel Dropbox’s referral system is a slow and hard process gaining that additional 8GB space. If you are like me who rely on Dropbox amazing seamless syncing technology then theres a good news for us. Dropbox quietly implemented an additional 3GB (up to 5GB they say) just by enabling your Camera Upload feature. You need a 1.3.4 above Dropbox version in order to get a pop-up (see above screenshot) offer when you connect your iOS or Android device with your computer. As you can see above I now have a 12.8GB as my maximum storage space [...]
It’s beautiful ain’t it? I’m now salivating the idea that my EF-50mm f1.2 is on that beauty. Unluckily this is just a fantasy, a 3D rendition by the talented designer David Riesenberg. The mockup rendition was based from the classic Canon AE series. David is skeptical about Canon going back to this retro design as he told me from our email exchange. Will Canon be releasing one? We don’t know, but what I’m pretty sure is that they want a slice of the Mirrorless pie. See and read David’s full post.
Two weeks ago at the PiPho Coffee EB in Bonifacio Highstreet, Jojo “sixpack” brought his brand spanking new Canon G1x. It was the star of the night aside from the 8-15 Lens “Shuttercat” brought. There were 2 Fuji X10 present, mine and “Joszef” I took the liberty to borrow Jojo’s camera to try it out. Knowing G1X’s limitations the only option shooting with it at that time is bumping its ISO. Lo and behold the bigger sensor of the Canon beats the Fuji X10, contrast, color and noise. But I’m still not sold to the idea of its small aperture [...]