Archive for the 'Photo Equipment' Category

Where to Buy and Sell Used Camera Gear

August 16th, 2018

Kiera in California says: I have been a reader of this blog for many years & appreciate all you have done for this community. Albeit, I am more of a reader than a poster. I have a severe back injury and have a great set of gear that I am now selling. I will end […]

How Do You Get a NiceFoto NFlash Repaired?

August 13th, 2018

Zoltan in Miami asks: I have a question/warning for PFRE readers. Where can I get my NiceFoto NFlash680A flash repaired? I have been desperately trying to reach the manufacturer. I have been sending emails to them every day for 4 days but I get zero response. The phone number on their website is wrong. I […]

Which Wide-Angle Lens to Use on a New Sony A7III?

July 29th, 2018

Steven in New Jersey says: I’ve been standing at the edge since before the new A7III came out and I’m now I’m almost ready to buy one. I’m checking Amazon every day for inventory but I have one question. It’s a big money jump. Assuming the A7III body, I am considering the Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar […]

Tether Tools Case Air Tethering System – Alternative to CamRanger

July 13th, 2018

Major Changes Coming to Photography in the Next Couple of Months!

July 6th, 2018

The Highest Rated Wide-Angle Zoom – Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

June 21st, 2018

I was watching Tony Northrup compare the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and realized that the Nikon 14-24mm has been considered the highest quality wide-angle zoom for as long as I can remember. But that has changed. rates the Sony 16-35mm GM that was released about a year ago as the […]

Which Wacom Tablet Do You Use and Why?

June 7th, 2018

Pete in Seattle asked: In an effort to increase workflow, I’ve been evaluating a Wacom Tablet for my real estate photography. I picked up a BT-W Intuos unit over the weekend. This is not the pro series but seems to have all that I wanted. I wanted to see which one most of the group […]

You Can Shoot Real Estate with Only a 24mm Lens!

June 6th, 2018

Dave in Gig Harbor, WA (just south of Seattle) says: Here’s a 750 sq ft home I shot with a 24mm. If this doesn’t prove that all those zoom-wide lens aren’t needed I give up. I literally never go any wider than 24mm these days (often 50mm). The 24mm TS-e hasn’t been off my camera […]

How Can You Get CamRanger Functionality on Sony Mirrorless Cameras?

June 5th, 2018

?Tim asked the following: I’m currently using a Nikon D750 for my real estate photography but I really want to make a change to a mirrorless camera. I like the Sony A7III, but the problem I’m facing is trying to find a quality remote control. I use an extension pole for the exterior shots so […]

Lens Hoods Revisited

May 25th, 2018

?Steven in NJ took me to task on last weeks post about lens hoods. Steven said: The other day, I read about using lens hoods. I have to admit, I will have to go on a hunt to find my lens hoods but my questions are: Do you use them? Indoors too? Sometimes I have sun […]

Which Flash and Triggers Do Real Estate Photographers Use on a Sony A7III?

May 22nd, 2018

Dale asked the following question: I am looking at the Sony A7III coupled with the Sony FE 16-35mm F/2.8 for shooting real estate photographs. Can anyone tell me what common flashes are used with this camera for photographing real estate? I have personally successfully used the YN-560-TX trigger and YN-560-IV with the Sony A6300. The […]

Sony Fanboy Kevin Raber Talks About Innovation

May 18th, 2018

Lens Hoods – Why Use One? by Phil Steel

May 16th, 2018

??Diane in NJ asked a simple question: Should I always be using a lens hood? I have to admit that I rarely use my lens hoods but that’s a result of being lazy about keeping track of them and keeping them in my camera bag. After watching Phil Steel’s video, I realize I should be […]

What Is the Best Real Estate Photography Lens for Canon Full Frame DSLRs?

May 14th, 2018

?A while back, Erin in New York asked: I just upgraded to a Canon 5D MK IV, and want to get into real estate photography in the NYC area. I have a background in videography, but real estate photography is still relatively new to me.

How to Get Great Real Estate Photos Using a Cellphone

May 8th, 2018

?Marilyn in Michigan, who is a Realtor’s assistant who shoots listing photos asks the following: What do your readers think of high-end cell phones for real estate photography?