I got a call from Allen that the T3i had come in. There is really not to much to say about the camera other than it has upgraded a few features and kept the price the same as what the T2i is. That is a great thing that the camera is the same price for the new people who are going to purchase it.
If you own a T2i or 60D I would not run out and upgrade or downgrade to this camera. Stick with what you have and you will be happy.
If you would like to purchase a T3i or any other Canon product please call Allen’s at 215.547.2841 and ask for the FRO PRICE. Or you could check out this camera on AMAZON.
Check out the video below as FroVader decided to stop in as well.Read More »
I know I know I excite very easy and yes this printer excited me. This is the first label printer I have ever owned and I could not be more happy with the purchase. There is no ink to content with as it is a thermal printer. The only item you need to replace are the rolls of labels.
Loading the labels can be a little tricky but I when you place it properly the machine auto feeds them right into place.
This is perfect for anyone that is going to be doing a lot of shipping and is tired of hand writing labels. I have saved hours by having this printer on my desk.
All and all this is an affordable way to make your job much easier.Read More »
The Nikon MB-D11 is the vertically grip for the Nikon D7000. What that allows you to do is have a second battery in the camera as well as take your pictures with the cameras vertical shutter release. Using the grip makes your camera feel a little more substantial in the hands as well as allow you to operate certain functions vertically.
Pro bodies like the D3s and D3x have a larger body with these grips already built in. I personally prefer shooting a camera with a grip as I have been shooting that way since my Nikon F5.
If you have the $249.99 to spend on a grip and think it will be useful to you than I would pick one of these up. You don’t need to get a second battery but you do have the ability to load the grip with another one. This would be great for people who shoot a lot of portraits as you will no longer have to awkwardly turn your camera and wrist to get those vertical shots.
If you would like to pick one up please call Allen’s Camera at 215.547.2841 or you can pick one up at AMAZON below.Read More »
I finally got my hands on a Nikon D7000 review unit and I am really excited to play with it. After hearing so many great things about the camera both low light and video performance I am ready to put it threw the Fro Test to see how it holds up.
Coming very soon you will have a full guide showing you what each button does as well as a guide to giving you some suggestions on how to set the camera. In a few weeks you will have another full on review that will give you a practical look at the D7000.
I really want to see how the quality of this camera is in low light as most of what I shoot is in low light.
If you are interested in purchasing a D7000 please call Allen’s Camera 215.547.2841 and ask for the Fro Price or pick one up here on AMAZONRead More »
Have you seen the Gorillapod or used one yet? Joby the company that makes all of the different Gorillapod models was kind enough to send me one out to play with. I asked for the model that says it can handle a digital SLR with some nice glass attached. It will also be great for holding flashes so you can place them in interesting places!!!
I will have a full review of this item at some point but in the meantime enjoy this unboxing and sniff test.Read More »
I decided it was time take more action on safe guarding my 4tbs of data. I did a lot of research and decided to buy a Drobo S and 5 2tb hard drives to fill it with. That would give me 10tbs of storage for all of my data. (I bought the drives all on Newegg!!!)
In this video I just talk about why I picked up the Drobo so along with the unboxing and sniff test. Coming up in the near future will be the full on Drobo review along with information for how you can better store your files for safe keeping.
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Sigma is a Lens company that makes quality affordable glass for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax and other camera mounts. Sigma is a nice alternative for beginners to get into the fast lens game without breaking the bank. That brings us to todays unboxing from Allen’s Camera. Allen just got into stock the Sigma 85 F1.4 Lens which sells for $899.99
I am hearing some amazing things about this piece of glass. It is a nice alternative to the Nikon 85 1.4 afs which sells for almost twice as much as the sigma. The sigma is built well, feels nice in the hands and does create some very nice images.
Sigma and Nikon will be sending me an 85 1.4 to test out and I will do a side by side comparison test of both lenses. Until than I have included full res sample images taken with the Sigma and Nikon D3s, tweaked and exported from Lightroom 3. Please click the images below to view the full res images on flickr.
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Nikon announced a brand new 24-120 F4 a little while ago and I finally get my hands on one to unbox and sniff test it. In the ever changing landscape of digital photography everyone try’s to make longer and longer zooms. The issue is the longer the zoom the higher the F stop tends to be. In this case Nikon created a lens with a nice zoom range and a fixed F4 aperture.
The lens feels FAT in the hands meaning it has a pretty nice girth to it. When you you turn the zoom ring the lens pretty much doubles its length to reach 120mm. Having the fixed f stop means that at 24 it is an f4 and at 120 it is an f4. The build quality seems to be very good on most aspects of the lens except the focus rings. The ring feels to narrow and flimsy. It just does not feel as nice in the hands as one of the higher end pro 2.8 lenses.
The Nikon 24-120 F4 sells for $1299.99 which is pretty expensive for a non 2.8 lens. We all know that I love my 2.8 lenses and here is why. The faster glass (2.8 or faster) seems to give you more punchy images, better clarity, less distortion, better build quality and better bokah. In this case the Nikon 24-70 is a few dollars more and I would recommend that if you are a pro or aspire to be that you spend the few extra dollars and pick that one up.
Who is this lens for. This lens is for the amateur market, someone who wants to cary around a very nice zoom range in just one lens without sacrificing to much light. It will work well with Video and Stills but for the money I still say go for the first lens in the hebrew trinity, the 24-70 2.8.Read More »