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Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Lightroom Performace

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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

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Review: Manfrotto MPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod

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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 theĀ 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/

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Review: Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Some will say that the a6500 release was a slap in the face to a6300 owners. I say that it depends on what you use your camera for and that you should expect growing pains when you buy technology that is leading edge. Here is my review of the Sony a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera. The Sony a6500’s release came well under the normal release cycle for Sony’s a6000 line. The Sony a6000 was on the market for a few years before the a6300 was even hinted of. The a6500 coming out just months shy of a year prior to the release of the a6300 had a lot of photographers frustrated. In my full video review, I discuss the new features and whether or not it is worth upgrading to. One note: I did forget to mention that the a6500 also includes stabilization at the sensor level in addition to the other upgrades I did mention in the video. The Sony a6500 is not meant to replace the a6300, it’s a different camera. Sure if fixes the 4k video overheating issue, but Sony had to release the a6300 with 4k a bit earlier than they should have to compete with the competition. Mind you, even the competitions higher end 4k cameras have overheating issues still to this day. Sony added a touch screen and a slightly beefier body to the tiny camera, welcomed additions if you ask me. I believe that the added features warrant the price increase. Looking at it’s competitors in similar price points, it …