Yongnuo YN600 Pro LED Video Light (3200K-5500K) Review

Yongnuo introduced and additional variation of the original YN600, this time providing variable colour temperature between 3200K and 5500K. However, they’ve also introduced a little bit of confusion by calling it the same name as the original daylight balanced version and changing only the suffix. Continue reading

Nissin i40 Flash Review

Nissin i40 Flash

Nissin i40 Flash

Like many professional cameras, speedlites seem to be getting bigger, so it’s a huge relief to see the new i40 flash system from Nissin totally buck that trend.

With a guide number of 40 it’s clearly not going to be the most powerful flash you can buy, but in terms of portability it has to be worth considering, especially if you’re also thinking about converting to mirrorless cameras for similarly reduced size and weight. Continue reading

Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite Review

Yongnuo YN560-III

Yongnuo YN560-III

Yongnuo have introduced yet another low cost variation of their speedlite systems, this time using wireless 2.4Ghz (radio) to communicate with up to 6 remote flash groups with full manual control over the Power from 1/1 all the way down to 1/128 in 1/3 stops (GN58),  Zoom (24mm  – 105mm) and Mode (Manual / Multi / Off). Continue reading

Yongnuo YN560-TX Review

YN560-TX

YN560-TX – Stands not included

Youngnuo are a Chinese company that have been making speedlites and LED lights for some time now, supporting both Canon & Nikon systems with so many variations that’s it’s sometimes hard to keep up.

Recently they launched the YN560-TX to accompany the YN560-III or YN560-IV speedlites, so let’s take a look at what you get and why you might choose this system. Continue reading

GH4 Faulty EVF (6 images)

Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH4

Out shooting today around Corfu and disaster struck. After about 2 hours of shooting away I brought the GH4 up to my eye only to find the EVF was all magenta, with the exception of a thin vertical purple line down the right side.  The LCD was fine, it was only an EVF problem. Continue reading

What makes a camera professional?

So, what makes a camera professional?

It’s a question I see come up on photography forums time and time again, usually posed by armchair based wannabe professionals debating the minute details of why this camera is more professional that that one.  With all the back and forth on the forums is there ever a simple answer to what is a professional camera? Continue reading