Tristan Hall

Sony A7 Hands On Video

Sony A7 Hands On Video

  • 1st November 2013
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Again the guys over at The Phoblographer have been busy at this years Photo Plus Expo in the USA, and they compiled this great introduction…
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Nikon teaser video #3

Nikon teaser video #3

  • 30th October 2013
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As expected, video no. 3 is out causing much needed salivation from us poor fanboys.  The rumoured name has also been updated to…
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Affordable Mirrorless options

Affordable Mirrorless options

  • 24th October 2013
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Mirrorless cameras have taken some time to gain popularity in South Africa, largely because they are misunderstood.  However as popularity and education increase,…
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Nikon D5300 Announced

Nikon D5300 Announced

  • 17th October 2013
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Nikon have just announced what will be the replacement to the now aging D5200.  However they have not merely just made it look…
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NMMU 2013 Graduate Exhibition

NMMU 2013 Graduate Exhibition

  • 15th October 2013
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The Collective presents: 2013 Graduate Exhibition   Date: 17-25 October Opening night 16 October 18:30-20:00 (Opening weekdays from 9:00-16:00) Works by Applied Design…
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World Press Photo Awards 2014

World Press Photo Awards 2014

  • 9th October 2013
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A World Press Photo Award is the pinnacle of any photojournalist's career.  This annual competition allows professional photojournalists from across the world to…
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Review Fujifilm X20

Review Fujifilm X20

  • 29th August 2013
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BOTTOM LINE: Still one of the best, if not the best, compact camera available today, with great looks, build and image quality. Fujifilm…
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Sony’s new NEX-5T

Sony’s new NEX-5T

  • 27th August 2013
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Full disclosure here, just as I was concluding my time working at Sony South Africa a few years back, Sony were preparing to…
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New from Nikon

New from Nikon

  • 29th January 2013
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Nikon have made a lot of new announcements today, including two new lenses and a whole host of compact cameras. The first lens…
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Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

  • 3rd January 2013
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The K30 is the latest entry level DSLR from Pentax which succeeds the previous position held by the Pentax K-r. But how could…
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Pentax 645D

Pentax 645D

  • 26th December 2012
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Pentax’s 645D is a digital day version of their popular 645 series of medium format film cameras. It uses the same lens mount…
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Nikon D5200 Announced

  • 6th November 2012
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It is official, the Nikon D5200 has been announced as the replacement for the D5100. It features the 24mp sensor found in the D3200…
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Sony Alpha A99

Sony Alpha A99

  • 31st October 2012
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The Alpha 99 is a model that has been eagerly awaited by many Sony fans for a long time. Its predecessor, the Alpha…
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Review: Samsung NX1000

Review: Samsung NX1000

  • 1st October 2012
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Review By: Tristan Hall Images by: Armani Quintas   If you know me on even the slightest level photographically, you will know that…
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May 2012 Photocomment Magazine

  • 4th May 2012
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[caption id="attachment_7435" align="alignnone" width="211" caption="Cover Image by Natalie Field"][/caption] (Summary of this issue by site contributor "Married to the photographer". Links below will…
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IKEA Digital Camera

  • 28th April 2012
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The guys at PetaPixel have shared this story on a brilliant new digital camera launching soon from IKEA. Don't let it's cardboard design…
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Nikon D3200 Connected

  • 20th April 2012
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"Launched for use with Nikon’s new D3200 D-SLR, the WU-1a is a USB dongle that lets photographers connect their camera to smart mobile…
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Stolen Image

  • 15th March 2012
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The following entry is somewhat lengthier than most entries that are posted on here, but I would urge you to read it through…
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More Photography Website and Blog Mistakes

  • 12th March 2012
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[caption id="attachment_6916" align="alignnone" width="156" caption="More Photography Website and Blog Mistakes"][/caption] Here is another infographic that highlights common photography website and blog mistakes. Are…
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Photography Website and Blog Mistakes

  • 5th March 2012
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[caption id="attachment_6840" align="alignnone" width="156" caption="Photography Website and Blog Mistakes"][/caption] After surveying professional photographers from across the country, we created an infographic showing some…
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75 Photography Themes

  • 27th February 2012
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[caption id="attachment_6920" align="alignnone" width="156" caption="75 Photography Themes"][/caption] It doesn't matter what kind of artist your are, we all go through blocks. For photographers,…
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Pre-Shoot Checklist Infographic

  • 21st February 2012
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[caption id="attachment_6850" align="alignnone" width="156" caption="PreShoot Checklist Infographic"][/caption] Checklists are always handy to have and help to limit the reams of notes we use…
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Show Your Photography Clients Some Love

  • 13th February 2012
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[caption id="attachment_6832" align="alignnone" width="156" caption="Show Your Photography Clients Some Love"][/caption] To us photographers, clients are everything. Without them we are out of business.…
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Review: Samsung NX-200

  • 1st February 2012
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              Samsung’s NX200 is the electronic ‘giant’s’ latest flagship mirrorless camera; and one which they hope will…
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Nikon 1 V1 – Review

  • 18th January 2012
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The Nikon 1 system of cameras and lenses marks quite a radical leap of change for Nikon. Having used the F-mount on their…
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Time Thieves

  • 16th January 2012
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The inspiration for this article comes from another that I recently read and identified with. I have had many conversations with people in…
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Press Release: Nikon D4

  • 6th January 2012
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Here is the press release everyone has been waiting for (drum roll please), the announcement of the 16.2MP, full frame, 11fps and broadcast…
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Best Wishes for the Festive Season

  • 23rd December 2011
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[caption id="attachment_6475" align="alignnone" width="256" caption="My son and I during our family Christmas photo shoot... the wife handling the camera here :-)"] [/caption] As…
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Picks and Predictions

  • 22nd December 2011
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With 2011 behind us, I thought that I would look back to see what the top photographic products I/we experienced in the year…
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New Fujifilm X-S1

  • 25th November 2011
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Fuji are expanding their X-series of cameras with the latest announcement of the X-S1. This camera features a 26x optical zoom on the…
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Kodak Crumble

  • 30th September 2011
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It has not been a good week for Kodak, the historic photographic company that has really struggled with the digital revolution. Earlier this…
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Nikon in the News

  • 29th September 2011
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Two news stories are doing the rounds at the moment about Nikon. The first one which caught our eye - as we wait…
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World Photography Day

  • 19th August 2011
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Today is World Photography day, so go out today and take at least one photo of something or someone special you love, even…
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Olympus Tough TG-810

  • 26th July 2011
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The idea of having an almost unbreakable camera you can take virtually anywhere appeals to me greatly. It opens up so many possibilities…
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Anton Hammerl Memorial

  • 1st July 2011
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Several people have asked me about a memorial service for Anton Hammerl, the South African photo journalist who was killed in Libya and…
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Digital Lomography

  • 30th June 2011
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I must admit, I love lomography. I love the high contrast, the grain, the vignetting and the intentionally bad image quality. I love…
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Cloned Poses

  • 22nd June 2011
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I’m not one to bother with the world of celebrity…in fact, I make a point of staying as far away from it as…
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Simple tips for kayak photography

  • 21st June 2011
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[caption id="attachment_5080" align="aligncenter" width="486" caption="This egret was over 30m from shore, too far to easily capture without a boat"][/caption] The first time I…
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PhotoComment Magzine June Issue Available now

  • 1st June 2011
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[iframe width="240" height="160" src="http://www.digimagsa.co.za/plugins/MiniPager.aspx?IssueID=100&AutoPage=true&AutoPageType=REWIND&ClickAction=CUSTOMLINK&CustomLink=http%3A//photocomment.net/magazine"] The June issue of PhotoComment Magazine is out. You can either get to your local stockist for the print…
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Fujifilm X100 Review

  • 16th May 2011
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A few months ago when the X100 was first announced , I immediately became very excited. Despite being of a completely different generation…
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Served Chilled

  • 11th May 2011
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I have 27 winters under my belt. Throw in one or two northern hemisphere editions and you could say I’m relatively experienced in…
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Stolen Camera Gear

  • 4th May 2011
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We recently got a comment on out site about some camera gear that was stolen at a concert. Here are the details that…
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Photo Journalists in Libya

  • 21st April 2011
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It is really tough to hear reports from the Guardian in the UK that award winning photographer and documentary videographer Tim Hetherington was…
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New Look At Mundane

  • 19th April 2011
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Sometimes the most ordinary things can look extraordinary if you change your perspective. I shot this image nice and low on the Sony…
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HTC Launch

  • 14th April 2011
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Some great new products have been launched here. With HTC having sold over 25 million phones in 2010 the new lineup is aiming…
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Olympus Launch

  • 14th April 2011
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With breakfast being served in the air the theme of todays launch is taking Olympus to new heights. Kicking off with the history…
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Photo Friday: Bewitching

  • 8th April 2011
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[singlepic id=1329 w=320 h=240 float=center] There are many who might criticize this weeks image because it was shot from above, the ears are cut off,…
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Notice: Server Upgrade

  • 31st January 2011
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Over the next 24-48 hours our servers will be undergoing an upgrade. While we hope that there will be no major interruptions in our service…
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Photo Websites of the Week

  • 1st January 2011
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Today I thought to share two photographically orientated websites with you. The first is the the Encyclopedia Britannica Blog's post "2010 in Pictures"…
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Happy New Year

  • 31st December 2010
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This could be a little late to miss the chaos that is brewing leading up to the new year count down but we…
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New: Samsung NX11

  • 29th December 2010
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Samsung have anounced ahead of CES 2011 (Consumer Electronics Show) the replacement of their NX10, the Samsung NX11. We got to play with…
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Crazy photo find

  • 13th December 2010
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While stumbling through cute camera charms for my previous post I found a necklace to express true devotion to the craft of photography.…
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Gerhardt Coetzee Video

  • 6th December 2010
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Gerhardt Coetzee posted this video which may be of interest to some. Shot using the Canon EOS 5D mkII. [fixated] from Gerhardt Coetzee…
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Lensbaby Creative Apertures

  • 26th November 2010
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Lensbaby have a new Creative Aperture Kit 2 available. The shapes included are: birds, diamonds, dripsplat, heart, slots, star, swirly, sunburst and whirlpool.…
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News: Lomo LC-A+ White

  • 24th November 2010
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Lomography have announced the release of a new Lomo LC-A+ in white to mark its 26th year. The inspiration comes from the traditional…
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Photo Friday: 19 Nov 2010

  • 19th November 2010
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[singlepic id=399 w=320 h=240 float=center] This image caught my attention the most from the entries for this week. Keep those entries coming.
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Support Site for Joao Silva

  • 11th November 2010
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We mentioned recently the incident in which South African struggle photographer Joao Silva stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. A new site has been launched to…
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learning to share

  • 6th October 2010
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i'm one of those irritating "artists" who doesn't like showing off my work because of how critical i am of myself. seeing my…
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Photo Friday – 17 Sep 2010

  • 17th September 2010
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[singlepic id=146 w=320 h=240 float=center] Continuing with the Spring theme for Septembers Photo Friday this weeks image is another Cas Pretorius image (is…