Digital Camera Reviews

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM digital camera lens review

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens with 1-5X enlargement capability

Canon macro lenses for review (current as of 2011)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III digital camera review

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

DSLR Video Cameras

HDSLR gig Reviews
Into to DSLR video

Reviews on Medium Format Digital Backs

Phase One P25

Phase One P25+

Phase One P30

Phase One P45

Phase One P45+

Linhof 679cc and 679cs

Medium Format from past years(used) Digital Camera models

Hasselblad H1, H2

Hasselblad H3DII

Mamiya 645AFD

Mamiya ZD camera

Sinar Hy6

Leaf AFi and Sinar Hy6


Rollei X-Act1 and Rollei X-Act2


Studio Flash


Portable strobe lighting

Ceramic Discharge HID Lighting

Buhlite ceramic

Altman ceramic

DeSisti Lighting

North Light HID

Portable Strobe Lighting

Westcott TD3 Portable

Tungsten Lighting

Lowel Tota-lights

Lowel Dp lights

Lowel Rifa

Wescott lights

Lighting Reflectors

Westcott Spiderlite TD5

Digital Fluorescent Lighting

Balcar digital fluorescent

Lowel Caselites

Lowel Scandels

Lowel Fluo-Tec

Videssence digital fluorescent

Westcott Spiderlites

Tripods and Heads

Manfrotto video (HDSLR)

Focusing rails

Tripods for Studio

Gitzo tripods, carbon fiber

Gitzo tripod GT3541L

Geared Tripod Heads: Manfroto

Photo Trade Shows

Photokina 2012

PMA@CES 2012

pdn PhotoPlus New York 2012

Photo Printers

Photo Printers: HP

HP Designjet Z2100

HP Designjet Z3200

HP 30 - HP 130

Photo Printers: Epson

Epson Stylus Pro4800

Epson 7600, 9600

Epson Stylus Pro 7900

Photo Printers: Canon

List of all iPF models
models of last ten years

Canon PIXMA Pro900,9500

Canon Image Prograf iPF5000

Cruse Giclee Cameras

Repro scanning

Digital Camera

Digital Panoramic Camera


BetterLight Pano/WideView

Digital Panoramas

Dr. Clauss



Seitz VR-Drive


QTVR Software

Panoramic tripod heads



More on Cameras

4x5 Cameras


Cambo Ultima









architectural photography

Architectural Photography

Special cameras for architectural photography


Digital infrared photography

Learning infrared digital photography

canon powershot D10 under water photography, digital camera evaluation

Underwater photography


Underwater housings


Canon PowerShot D10 underwater

FLAAR Reports evaluate and review 35mm DSLR, compact digital cameras, and point-and-shoot-digital cameras for underwater photography. We comment on the underwater housings that were NOT satisfactory, as well as what better underwater housings we look forward to testing next.

portable flash

Studio Flash & Portable Flash

Nicholas Hellmuth and his photography equipment evaluation teams will be testing portable flash in caves and out in the jungles of Guatemala, Central America. We have a preliminary report on studio flash and portable flash from Photokina 2010, but as soon as we acquire additional equipment, we will issue more test results as full-color FLAAR Reports.

35mm digital cameras

Reviews on 35mm Digital Cameras

Nikon D300

Nikon D200

Nikon D100

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Canon 35mm SLR

Nikon D700, report coming next month from Jaime Leonardo

Canon Rebel T2i, report coming next month from Sofia Monzon

Nicholas Hellmuth with the FLAAR photo equipment

Nicholas Hellmuth with the FLAAR photographic equipment during the shooting session at La Ruta Maya Foundation.

HP Z3200 at FLAAR

FLAAR receives HP Z3200 ps Photography printer for review

We had an HP Z3100 but prefer to evaluate the more recent model, so we are now evaluating the HP Z3200.

To learn our comments, you can access the full-color PDF

Nicholas at Cambo headquarters

Reviews begin of architectural cameras

For architectural cameras there is the Sinar arTec, Arca-Swiss, Alpa, Linhof TECHNO, Silvestri and several models from Cambo.

This week we visited Cambo camera world headquarters and inspected how these cameras are manufactured.


Photokina 2010 Exhibitor List

Photokina 2010 highlights reviewed

Three of us from FLAAAR were at Photokina and there are now five FLAAR Reports on all the digital cameras and studio equipment that we inspected.

check out or free reports on Photokina 2010

silvestri camera

Silvestri sends camera for review for 2011

silvestri camera


panorama taken at Monterrico with gigapan

Comparative evaluations of all panorama camera and software technologies will be focus of FLAAR Reports for digital camera reviews in 2011.

FLAAR is one of the few institutes in the world with both a Better Light Pano/WideView panoramic system, a third-generation GIgapan Epic pro, Novoflex pano tripod head system for medium-format (Phase One) panorama photography, plus a 14mm Canon and 15mm Nikon non-fisheye ultra-wide angle lens (for landscapes and cityscape photography).

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Last updated March 5, 2012
Previously updated January 3, 2012, September 26, 2011 and September 12, 2011.

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