Analog Senses

By ÁLVARO SERRANO

GoPro announced the new HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session action cameras a few days ago, and they also unveiled the Karma, a really cool drone to go with them. I spent some time playing with the new toys at their Photokina stand the other day, so head on over to Tools & Toys to see what they bring to the table.

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Candid at Photokina - Part 4: Odds & Ends →

September 24, 2016 |

Our final Photokina episode is packed full of everything else at the show—Canon products, more thoughts on Olympus, and a ton of hands-on lens impressions from the show floor. We also choose the recipients of the official Candid Awards for Biggest Splash, Most Improved Company, and Biggest Disappointment. Can you guess which companies won?

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Candid at Photokina - Part 3: Fuji →

September 24, 2016 |

The third episode in our Photokina week coverage includes our first impressions of Fuji’s announcements, including a brand new medium format system, my hands-on impressions of the X-T2, and two very special interviews!

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Yesterday I stopped by the Manfrotto stand at Photokina and I spent a while playing with their PIXI and PIXI Evo lines of mini-tripods. These are incredibly clever and useful devices to have with you, and they will definitely earn a place in your bag. Head on over to Tools & Toys for more information.

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Yesterday I spent some quality time with the Peak Design folks at Photokina, and I had a chance to play with their upcoming Everyday Bags collection, including the Everyday Backpack, Everyday Tote, and Everyday Sling. Head on over to Tools & Toys to see more pics and to read my first quick thoughts on the bags.

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Candid at Photokina - Part 1: Sony →

September 21, 2016 |

This is a very special week for Candid. With me being at Photokina, we decided to provide some extended coverage by releasing a new episode every day of the week. Each episode will be dedicated to discussing the announcements from one particular company/camera system, and our goal is to keep them about 30 minutes long.

In the first of our special Photokina episodes, Marius and I chat about my first day at the show and my impressions on the announcements — or lack thereof — from Sony.

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ONA has a beautiful stand at Photokina, where they’re showcasing their new Black Leather collection. There’s also a lovely Bordeaux leather Bowery, and a black nylon version is coming in October. And more. Head on over to Tools & Toys for more information.

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My first day at Photokina turned out to be a pretty busy one. I also got some — very limited — hands on time with the brand new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, and my first impressions were published today on Tools & Toys as part of their fun Neat Items section. Head on over there to find out a bit more about it! 1


  1. Spoiler alert: it’s terrific.

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Candid, Episode #27: Apples to Apples →

September 20, 2016 |

While I was on my way to Cologne for Photokina, Marius and Josh were unwrapping their brand new iPhones 7 Plus. Naturally, they got together on Skype to record their first impressions on the brand-new, dual-lens camera in the new big iPhone, and what its advancements mean for the future of mobile photography.

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