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DSLR vs Mirrorless

On May 23, 2019, Posted by , In Camera,Canon,Nikon,Panasonic,Review, With Comments Off on DSLR vs Mirrorless

Mirrorless cameras have been around for a while now but there is still a lot of confusion around the actual benefits of mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7 over traditional DSLRs like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Nikon D850. This post talks about a…

5 Lens Alternatives to the 70-200mm

On April 14, 2019, Posted by , In Lenses,Tips & Techniques, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on 5 Lens Alternatives to the 70-200mm

The 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is by far the most popular lens across camera systems, be it Canon, Nikon, Sony or any other system. It is part of the Holy Trinity of lenses: the 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 but gets a lot more attention than the other two. The Canon and…

The Sigma 60-600mm Lens

On March 21, 2019, Posted by , In Lenses,Sigma,Wildlife, With Comments Off on The Sigma 60-600mm Lens

Sigma’s 50-500mm, nicknamed the Bigma, was an exciting lens when it was released more than 10 years back. Since then Sigma have released the 150-500, 150-600 Contemporary and 150-600 Sports lenses, all of which have been extremely popular. Sigma recently released the 60-600mm DG OS HSM Sports lens which also…

The Playback Devices Section

On February 24, 2019, Posted by , In Playback, With Comments Off on The Playback Devices Section

I still remember the early 80s when the only content we got on television was what Doordarshan chose to dish out. Today content is easy to come by – in fact, most content is free and we pay for access. If you are a movie buff like I am, you…

Panasonic S1 and S1R

On February 14, 2019, Posted by , In Camera,News,Panasonic, With Comments Off on Panasonic S1 and S1R

  Panasonic recently invited us to a pre-launch preview of their upcoming full-frame mirrorless bodies: the S1 and the S1R. While the bodies we got to see and handle were pre-production models, they carried most of the features that will be finally released. The cameras are expected to start shipping …

The Most Popular Gear of 2018!

On January 31, 2019, Posted by , In Camera,Lenses,Lights,News,Photography, With Comments Off on The Most Popular Gear of 2018!

Ever wonder what gear we rent out most at Primes & Zooms? I have been curious to know and we now carry sufficient inventory for the numbers to not get swayed by outliers. So we put together the numbers for 2018 and drew up the rankings. Before we get to…

Lens cleaning

On January 20, 2019, Posted by , In Lenses,Tips & Techniques, With Comments Off on Lens cleaning

Every DSLR owner worries at some point or another about dust on lenses. While dust on the body of the lens is fairly easy to clean, dust on the elements is more tricky. You can clean the barrel and rubber rings on the lens using a moist toothbrush or a…

The Basics of Astrophotography

On February 8, 2018, Posted by , In Astronomy,Photography,Tips & Techniques, With Comments Off on The Basics of Astrophotography

The evening of Jan 31, 2018 witnessed a beautiful lunar eclipse starting before moonrise and ending well into the night. A lot of Primes & Zooms customers were out shooting the moon that night and a few of them got great results while some came back with images that did…

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