How well does the New Surface Pro (2017) perform when used to process and edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop? It definitely is not going to replace my Dell XPS 15, but it’s a pretty cool mobile tool for editing. Check out my overall thoughts. Check out the New Surface Pro here: http://amzn.to/2tqBgY7 Check out the Signature Type Cover here: http://amzn.to/2s6FKjh Check out the Surface Pen here: http://amzn.to/2upek8K Surface Pro Review on State of Tech: Video Transcript: Hey what’s up, it’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and this is the Microsoft Surface. It is thin and sleek, and light. And pretty cool. So, as a photographer, I’m always looking for the best tools to help me do my work and be the most effective photographer that I can, and also tools that help me be more creative. So, the Microsoft Surface has always appealed to me because of its touch interface, it’s stylus, the fact that it is a laptop, it has full Windows on it so it can run Photoshop and Lightroom, and all that good stuff. So, as a photographer, is this something that I could use? And I wanted to answer that question. I mean, I had purchased the Surface Pro 3 a few years ago, and although it was fantastic, I feel like maybe it was just a little too early for me. I wasn’t ready to make that full commit to windows. I was using Mac at the time, and still really like the Apple’s Macintosh platform, but I’m just …
You bought a DJI Phantom 4 to explore. You take it places and explore new heights with it. Though it came with a functional case to carry it in, it’s not a very useful case when you want to travel or go out and explore. Think Tank Photo has updated their Airport Helipak for DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro and I have one in the studio to check out. I have flown all over the United States with my Airport Helipak Version 1 and love the bag. It’s durable and extremely functional, which is what you need in a drone backpack. Check out ThinkTank Photo: https://jer.fyi/thinktank In this video review, I take a look at the new Airport Helipak V2 from Think Tank Photo and compare it to the previous version. Check out the ThinkTank Photo Airport Helipak V2 on Amazon
The Microsoft Surface Book appears to be a creatives dream machine. Adobe has made some major upgrades over the years in the area of touch to its products, mainly Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic tool for photo editing and post-processing, but can the Microsoft Surface Book sufficiently run Lightroom? Will it’s dual core i7 processor produce enough power to keep up with your workflow? These are all questions I attempted to answer in my video showcasing Lightroom Performance on the Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base. Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base: http://amzn.to/2j7zjHp Check out the Surface Book Full Review on State of Tech: http://stateoftech.net/review-microsoft-surface-book-performance-base
The Manfrotto Pixi is one of those pieces of camera gear you don’t take serious until you actually try it. I have some real legit tripods from Manfrotto, but I also know that they make some consumer level stuff that I wouldn’t have a use for. The Pixi Mini is a tripod that also acts as a handle for your camera. In a world where selfies and vlogging are a part of daily life, you need a lightweight tripod that can hold up your compact camera. Check out the video review of the Manfrotto MPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod. Get the Manfrotto MTPIXI-B on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jrstgr Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch Auto course: https://www.udemy.com/ditch-auto-start-shooting-in-manual/
This is perhaps the most excited I have been waiting for a lens to arrive. The Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens was released earlier this year and just now started shipping. My lens arrived and I got right to testing. One of the issues I have had with Sony is that the majority of the lenses available in FE format are f/4.0 aperture lenses. When I shot with Canon, I was used to my prime lenses offering as wide as a f/1.2 aperture. Shallow depth of field was my thing. I loved it. At first, switching to Sony was a sacrifice in that area. Of course, there were many other features of the Sony platform that caused me to switch. I knew wide lenses would come soon. Enter the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens, a beautiful lens with focus fall-off so smooth and creamy that my mouth waters. A few months ago, I purchased a Mitakon Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95 Lens because I wanted some of that bokeh I was so used to getting with Canon but had to sacrifice autofocus and the ability to control my aperture with the camera. This turned out to be a lot of fun, so when I read that the Sony 35mm f/1.4 was going to have the option to adjust aperture manually, I was excited. Full manual is a lot of fun but it is stressful. You really need to know what you are doing as a photographer to shoot with a fully manual lens. Now that I …
The Sony DSC-QX30 is a compact camera with the built-in zoom that connects to your smartphone. It works with both iOS and Android devices. You can use it attached to your smartphone or unattached. Your phone becomes a viewfinder and menu for adjusting camera settings. When you take a photo, it’s automatically transferred to your phone so you can quickly share it on social media. In this video, I review the device and teach you how to use it.
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