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Canon PIXMA iP4970 A4 Printer Review

on January 21st, 2013 with 4 Comments

 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 […]

Canon Japan Posted Some EOS M Samples

on July 23rd, 2012 with 0 Comments

Canon Japan made a gallery of samples for its new mirrorless baby the EOS M. We can expect outstanding samples from its manufacturer for sure, but these are the only ones we can  play with our eyes for now. Head on to this link to inspect. Photo source: Canon Japan

Canon PIXMA MG6270 Printer Review

on July 12th, 2012 with 3 Comments

Canon PIXMA MG6270 Printer Review

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 […]

Carry Speed CS-Pro – Sling Camera Strap Review

on June 9th, 2012 with 0 Comments

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 […]

First Look: Canon PIXMA MG6270 All-in-One Printer

on June 7th, 2012 with 1 Comment

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 […]

Drobo (Storage Solution) Review

on June 5th, 2012 with 2 Comments

Drobo (Storage Solution) Review

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 […]

Spyder4Express Colorimeter (Monitor Calibrator) Review

on March 29th, 2012 with 8 Comments

Spyder4Express Colorimeter (Monitor Calibrator) Review

  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 […]

Canon G1X vs. Fuji X10 Sample Comparison

on March 15th, 2012 with 1 Comment

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 […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Shooting Impressions and Samples

on March 14th, 2012 with 1 Comment

Just few hours ago we posted the quick review of a pre-production unit of Olympus OM-D E-M5. I went to Rizal Park to grab the opportunity to shoot with the  E-M5 before its return to Japan. Quick and easy,  I tested the unit with my usual style, with bright sunlight I usually shoot in Aperture Priority mode and Shutter Priority mode for some motion capture results. Having tested an E-P3 and now a proud owner of  E-PL3 I can fairly say that I’m now quite accustomed with Olympus PEN menu system and features, fortunately E-M5′s menu system and has the […]

Quick Review: Olympus OM-D EM-5

on March 14th, 2012 with 7 Comments


Here we go! One of the hottest mirrorless camera is in our hands right now. RedDot Philippines was kind enough to give us a test run of the new flagship Micro Four Thirds Olympus OM-D E-M5 24 hours before it goes back to Japan. This is a quick preview only but we will try to tackle the important functions of this retro shooter. Please note that this is a pre-production camera and it doesn’t represent the final production quality to be released this April. I highly doubt if it will change physically though. The SLR looking E-M5 is quite portable, size […]

DataColor SpyderLensCal Review

on March 7th, 2012 with 1 Comment

DataColor SpyderLensCal Review

DataColor SpyderLensCal Review Have you been frustrated when you notice that your shots were not tack sharp? Are you having problems nailing your focus? These are some of the common problems when you have a long focal length and large aperture lenses. Here’s another product review about a tool in calibrating the auto focus of lenses. Last week we posted theSpyderCube Reviewa white balance RAW assistive tool for post-processing. Today, we posting SpyderLensCal is a calibrating instrument for pre-production. Build   It’s a black painted semi-glossy matte finish hardened plastic. The hinges are made of good quality but I still […]

DataColor SpyderCube Review

on March 1st, 2012 with 1 Comment

DataColor SpyderCube Review   There are new and innovative photography tools being released recently. One of them is this Cube from DataColor Spyder the three dimensional cube tool for white balance and exposure. DataColor has been busy lately producing different kinds of tools for calibration and measurement both for post-production and pre-production. The Cube  The SpyderCube is uniquely shaped like a dice. One side is gray, two sides are a split of gray and white and at the bottom is black face. All the corners are trimmed a bit to prevent you from hurting yourself or your assistant. Those corners […]

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