Aerial Drone Photography Drone & Camerial Reviews

DJI Mavic 2 Pro; Phase One iXM

Mirrorless Camera Reviews

Sony vs Canon vs Nikon

Medium format cameras

PhaseOne medium format digital back on Cambo WRS-1600
Phase One IQ4, IQ3

Smartphone Camera Reviews

iPhone Xs vs Google Pixel 3 XL
iPhone 14 Pro Max, macro

Studio Lighting

Digital Fluorescent Lighting

Westcott Spiderlites
Westcott Spiderlites TD3, TD5, TD6
Lowel Caselites
Lowel Scandels
Lowel Fluo-Tec
Videssence digital fluorescent
Balcar digital fluorescent

Ring Lights

Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1
Rosco LitePad Loop

Strobe Lighting

Portable strobe lighting

Portable Strobe Lighting

Westcott TD3 Portable

Tungsten Lighting

Lowel Tota-lights
Lowel Dp lights
Lowel Rifa
Wescott lights

Lighting Reflectors

Westcott Spiderlite TD5

Ceramic Discharge HID Lighting

Buhlite ceramic
Altman ceramic
DeSisti Lighting
North Light HID

Background Paper

Savage Widetone

Tripods and Heads

Focusing rails
Tripods for Studio
Gitzo tripods, carbon fiber
Geared Tripod Heads: Manfroto

Telephoto Lens Reviews

Nikon 400mm f2.8
400mm lens for flower photography

Digital Camera Reviews Comparisons Ratings Price

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
Canon EF-S 65mm f/2.8 Macro
Canon macro lenses for review
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II

Large Format Digital Cameras

Large format Digital Camera Backs

Betterlight rollout System
BetterLight super 6K Scanning Back
BetterLight for Architecture
Betterlight seamless panorama
Anagramm and Linhof
Cruse digital Camera

Medium Format Digital Cameras

Hasselblad H1, H2
Hasselblad H3DII
Linhof 679cc and 679cs
Mamiya 645AFD
Mamiya ZD camera
Sinar Hy6
Leaf AFi and Sinar Hy6
Rollei X-Act1 and Rollei X-Act2

35mm Digital Cameras

Nikon D300
Nikon D200
Nikon D100
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon 35mm SLR

Photography Style

Fine Art Giclee Photo Style

Digital photograph portfolio of Nicholas Hellmuth

Underwater Photography

Underwater housings
Canon PowerShot D10 underwater

Architectural Photography

Special cameras for architectural photography

Digital infrared photography

Learning infrared digital photography

B&W Digital Photography

B&W Dedicated Medium Format
B&W General
Convert color originals into black and white
B&W Jacqueline

Macro Photography

Canon macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Focusing rails for stacked focus
Novoflex focusing rail
Canon 65mm lens

Medium Format Backs

Phase One P25
Phase One P25+
Phase One P30
Phase One P45
Phase One P45+
Jenoptik EyeLike
Mamiya ZD back
Megavision color
Megavision B&W
MegaVision B&W E Series

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 of last ten years
Canon PIXMA Pro900,9500
Canon Image Prograf iPF5000

More on Cameras

Camera lens reviews

Canon and Nikon telephoto lenses

Digital Panoramic Camera

BetterLight Pano/WideView
Digital Panoramas
Dr. Clauss
Seitz VR-Drive
QTVR Software

4x5 Cameras

Cambo Ultima

Cruse Digital Camera

Repro scanning
Digital Camera

Sliding Back Adapters

Cambo Sliding Back
Phase One Sliding Back
Kapture Group Sliding
List of sliding back adapters
Silvestri Sliding Back
Arca Swiss Sliding Back

Photo Studio Equipment

Background paper, Savage
Background paper, Superior
Sola Power transformer

Book Reviews

Adobe Photoshop

Color Management



CO/2 laser engraver

Digital Cameras Accesories

CompactFlash Memory
16 GB CF memory

HDR Software

Adobe Photoshop CS3
High Dynamic Range


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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