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Canon 5D Mark III VS Nikon D800

Jared Polin March 22, 2012 Comments Off

You always see side by side comparisons of new cameras and in this case I wanted to put the Canon 5D Mark III against the Nikon D800.

Being that these cameras are not mine I decided to do a comparison of the boxes, sizes, buttons and feel.

I have to say the 5D felt a ton better in my hands compared to the Nikon D800. With that said I have shot in the real world with the Nikon and had no issue with its feel at that time.

When I do get a chance to use both of these cameras in the real world I will be sure to bring you those results. In the meantime I can see owning both cameras. I could see having a D800 to go with my Nikon D4 but I can also see picking up a Canon 5D Mark III to start building my Canon set up.

Yup, you heard that right, I could see building a Canon bag starting with a 5D Mark III. If I had to choose lenses I would start with a 16-35 2.8, 24-70 2.8 II and a 70-200 2.8 IS II.

For the Canon 5D Mark III Unboxing Click Here for the Nikon D800 Click Here.

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Nikon D800 Unboxing and Sniff Test

Jared Polin March 22, 2012 Comments Off

Today I got to unbox the Nikon D800 at AllensCamera.com.

This is one of the most anticipated Nikon cameras of all time. It is an affordable FX, high megapixel, responsibly HIGH ISO capability DSLR camera with solid Video.

The still and video features of this camera defiantly make a mark. Be sure to check out my D800 sample files which is linked in this video.

CLICK HERE to see the Nikon D800 Sample VIDEO post.

I know there have been a lot of unboxing videos this week but there is only one more NEW camera on its way and thats the Canon 1DX

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Canon 5D Mark III Unboxing Sniff Test and Samples

Jared Polin March 21, 2012 Comments Off

As always when something new comes into Allen’s Camera (allenscamera.com) I get the important call to Unbox and Sniff Test the camera.

When it comes to these new cameras I am not allowed to fire them off, just unbox and sniff them. This time around I lucked out when an Allen’s customer came in to purchase two cameras I asked for permission to run some sample photos and videos. In exchange for an I Shoot RAW T-Shirt and BlackRapid strap he said yes!!!!

I really loved the feel of this camera in my hands. The new rubberized feeling really made the camera a joy to hold, along with some newly placed buttons.


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Nikon D4 Unboxing and Sniff TEST

Jared Polin March 16, 2012 Comments Off

Here is the Nikon D4 Unboxing as well as Spreecast.

I have set up a special D4 bonus in the FRO STORE. If you type in FroD4 at check out I will inclue 2 free see the world key chains and a sticker pack. CLICK HERE to access the store.

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Fuji Instax Unboxing and Sniff Test

Jared Polin February 21, 2012 Comments Off

The Fuji Instax is an interesting throwback camera to the days where the only way to get to see your pictures right after you took them was to use instant film. Fuji has brought back the instant camera with their line of instax cameras. These cameras allow you to use Fuji Instax film to take instant (takes up to 5 min to develop) photos.

I am sure there are many people sitting there going why would I want to take instant pictures these days? And I will say I felt the same way until I started to have fun with this camera. It is a conversation starter at parties and event. When I take someones picture and they see the photo pop out the top they go wow what is that. Beyond that these photos make for really unique business cards. What better way to make an impression on someone than to hand them a photo with your information on it.

I will be taking a few of these instax cameras on the road to SXSW along with a case of instant film to see what we come up with. You will get a chance to try these cameras out on the two photo walks.

To see a FULL on photo shoot done with the fuji instax check out the video player below.

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FroVader gets his own Adidas Shoes

Jared Polin December 24, 2011 Comments Off

FroVader is SO SO Popular that Adidas has made a shoe just for him. Check out as FroVader unboxes and sniff tests his very own shoes.

this is not an advertisement for Adidas in any way, just me having fun.

FroVader Adidas Shoes


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Nikon SB-910 Unboxing and Sniff Test

Jared Polin December 15, 2011 Comments Off

I got my hands on the brand new Nikon SB-910 to do an unboxing and sniff test. This is not a review of this product but just an unboxing and a quick hands on.

These Flashes are IN STOCK right now at Allens Camera, Click Here to order yours now.


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Westcott UnBoxing and Sniff Test

Jared Polin December 13, 2011 Comments Off

As you can tell from the video I received a huge shipment of gear from a company called Westcott. Westcott specializes in professional lighting for photography and video.

I decided to pick up a lot of this equipment to help dive back into studio lighting and pick up gear to help me with off camera speedlights. What is great about this Westcott gear is they have everything for professionals and a whole lineup called “Photo Basics” which is designed to get you into the game at affordable prices.

Over the next few months I will take each piece of gear that you see here and give it its on review and demonstration video. This way we all can see exactly what each accessorie does and if it is for you.

AllensCamera is your place for all Westcott gear. They carry everything that you see in this video so please give them a call 215.547.2841

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Nikon 1 NIKKOR 10-100mm Lens Review

Jared Polin November 29, 2011 Comments Off

I got my hands on this new Nikon 10-100mm Powered Zoom Lens to unbox, sniff and take a few test shots. What an interesting hunk of glass especially for $750. It is both interesting because it is a powered zoom that is silent and the fact that it is such a large lens on such a small body.

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Even though this lens is large and has some weight to it, it did not make the J1 seem any less balanced in my hands. You have the ability to control the speed of the zoom, it can be smooth or it can snap in and out very fast.

As you can see in the images here I show you what it looks like at 10mm as well as 100mm. If you do not mind carrying around a large lens on the J1 or V1 this could be the only lens you may need for this camera for a long time.

Nikon J1 samples with 10-100mm Lens

Click Here to see the Full Res Image

Being that this camera is designed for amateurs and not pros I can live with the slower aperture. We all have to keep in mind that this camera is not designed for us to go and shoot our pro jobs, its more for carrying around to capture some video and snap shots.

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Camera Gear – What is a LensCoat

Jared Polin November 23, 2011 Comments Off

Today we are looking at a product called a LensCoat. A lens coat protects your lens from the elements or in many cases helps you blend into your environment. Before I get into what they are used for I want to talk about the company itself.

Lens coat is a mom and pop business, it started with an idea and now its gone global with the help of being in some of the largest camera stores. There are even companies out there who make knock offs and are trying to piggyback off of lens coats success. I love stories like this, where the little guy is able to turn something small into something very successful while still being a mom and pop business.


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