Toby and Christina are out this week on another McKay Photography Adventure to Yosemite and will be back next week. While they are gone these are your highlights of the week in article format. Remember to follow Toby on Instagram @photorectoby and Christina @christinabernales for vacation photos.


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GoPro 3-Way: A Unique Camera Accessory

GoPro’s all in one solution, you get an extension (or a selfie stick), grip, and tripod solution in one package.

Zeiss to Release High-Performance Lenses for the iPhone’s Camera

We’ve all seen lenses for the smartphone market before but now Zeiss has entered the market with a set of high performance iPhone lenses in macro, wide angle, and telephoto.

Nikon Unveils KeyMission 360, a Rugged 4K-capable Action CameraKeyMission360_front.thumb

Here Are the First 360° VR Videos Shot with the Nikon KeyMission 360

Nikon drops the hammer with a Go-Pro competitor. A new waterproof/shockproof 4k video action camera with 360 degree video.

Sony Looks to Take on Gopro’s Hero+ With Its New Entry-Level Action Cam

While CES is running Sony also came up with a new version of their action cam line. With Nikon taking up all the buzz for this niche Sony’s camera has basically been left in the dark.

Phase One launches 100MP medium format back with Sony co-developed sensor

This is How Massive a 100-Megapixel Photo Is

Phase One expands its line with a whopper 100mp beast of a camera for $48,990.

Nikon brings stepping motors to its DSLRs with two 18-55mm AF-P lenses

Stepping motors for the masses, pricing isn’t available yet but Nikon has announced two 18-55 lenses with quieter stepping motors in line with Canon’s STM technology.

Nikon’s New SB-5000 is its First Speedlight to Utilize Radio Frequency

Nikon finally gets on the radio bandwagon for its speedlights and announced a new model with it built in body.

Canon Announces 5 New PowerShot Cameras

On it’s almost yearly cycle Canon’s announced a new field of super zoom and elph camera’s with a slight notch in specs.

Olympus Unveils a TG-870 Tough Camera Update and a 300mm f/4 Lens

Olympus adds to its impressive tough line with the TG-870 with decent specs and a 300mm they are boasting as the highest resolution ever.

Panasonic Announces 2 Compact Cameras and a M43 Leica 100-400mm Lens

Another footnote for this week, after Nikon’s new products Panasonic has put out two decent superzoom point and shoots and a telephoto for MFT that is the longest focal length yet.

Kodak is Bringing Back the Super 8 as a Film Camera with Digital Features

Super 8 is back? Kodak releases a new Super 8 camera with digital features, option to mail in film to scan for video.

Parrot’s new Disco drone ditches quadcopter design for a fixed-wing aircraftDISCO-Jan16_0077.MXF_.00_31_20_44.Image-fixe001-1024x540

Parrot known for its hovering fleet of drones has ditched the quad copter design and went for a airplane configuration in their newest model.

Photographer Sues Richard Prince for Stealing His Instagram Photo

After the earlier gallery by Richard Prince whom was noted for copying Instagram posts and hosting them for sale he is finally being sued by one of the photographers.

Turn Your Photo Into a Custom LEGO Minifigure Head

For those that like to dabble in shooting Lego minifigures you can join the action!


Astronomy archaeology – finding 120-year-old observations

Sometimes it’s not what we take, it’s what we leave behind, in this case photos of the stars from over 120 years ago.


With Toby and Christina being on the McKay Photography trip this week’s assignment was posting a photo with #PRTV_CRIT for a short critique that will come out soon. Follow Toby at @photorectoby for details soon on the next challenge!.

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 Way back in March we spent a few nights at the awesome #aurorabear yurt run by @frankstelges If you want to hang out at the coolest yurt while watching #auroraborealis reach out to him!! While waiting for the aurora to show up I ran the 80D in time-lapse mode and then stacked it all in #starstax which answers the question - what's it look like when you shoot the stars AND the full moon and StarStax it all. Captured with the #Canon #80D and 24mm f/2.8 lens. (Note - the 80D ran for 3 hours in near zero temps on one battery!)
 Left to Right - Mahtotopa Mountain(8,671 ft), Little Chief Mountain (9,514 ft), Citadel Mountain (9,035 ft) - as seen from Going-To-The-Sun Point #GlacierNP is awesome even if #loganpass is closed! I could tell you when it will open but we were sworn to secrecy :) #mckaylive
 Ponte Fabricio - one of many sweet bridges crossing the river Tiber.

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