Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS III teardown

Equipment

Lens Teardowns and Comparisons of the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and III

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Years ago, I introduced Roger’s Law of New Product Introduction AKA The Fanboy Uncertainty Principle. But what about new releases that really aren’t new? Usually, they fail to reach sufficient quantum energy to generate much of an opinion either way. They are the dark matter of photography, detectable only by the size of B&H’s website. It has been my […]

DJI Ronin-S Review

Equipment

First Impressions Review of the DJI Ronin-S Gimbal

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We’re past the point of, “they’re all the rage.” Compact brushless gimbals and other types of affordable DSLR stabilizers have become staples for wedding videographers, music video shooters, and vloggers. Nearly forty years of innovation that started with the Steadicam, a pricey and complicated precision camera stabilization system that requires specialized training for operators, has […]

Customer Stories

Please, Don’t Take Our Photography and Video Gear to Burning Man

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Each year around this time, we’re faced with what we call a ‘doomsday’ event within the office; where dozens of our camera, lenses and other gear arrive back from rental orders, destroyed by the environment. And while our customer base is amazing, and often accept their repairs and replacement costs to the destroyed gear, each […]

Geek Articles

3-2-1 Backup Best Practices using Cloud Archiving

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Editorial Note: While we’re most notably known for our passion in gear, we also share the same passion in keeping your data safe. So in order to help our users develop a secure workflow for their data, we’ve teamed up with Backblaze on a series of articles discussing the importance of data management. This is […]

Teardowns and Disassembly

Nearly Complete Teardown of The Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS II

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So, some things happened recently. We got stock on Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS II lenses, and even though they go out on rental the day we get them in stock, we were able to do MTF testing on them.  The very low sample variation we saw made us want to take one apart and […]

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