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If you’ve made any attempt to shop for a 4K TV at the higher end of the market before, then you must have heard the initials QLED and OLED before.

Yes, they share a good number of letters, but that doesn’t make them the same. They are, in fact, very different, with each possessing its strengths and weaknesses. Both technologies are, however, famous for driving some of the best TVs in the market.

As expected, a lot of buyers are often torn between choosing between the two. In this article, we will try to cover as many differences between the two as possible, so that you can make an informed choice when you set out to select the best TV for your needs. Before going on, however, let’s look at some definitions.

What is QLED?

QLED are initials that stand for Quantum Light Emitting Diode. In simpler terms, QLED TVs are just like any other regular LED TV, with the only difference being its ability to use quantum dots that are embedded in its LCD panel. These quantum dots are tiny nanoparticles that are designed to improve the brightness and color of your TV view dramatically. 

What is OLED?

OLED are initials for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. Perhaps, it will surprise you to know that the LED part of its name does not have anything to do with any LED backlight, as is the case with QLED and other LED TVs. Instead, it is used to refer to the fact that each of the pixels in this technology is also a teeny, tiny LED light. Despite its thinness, however, it is still able to produce color and light at once. 

Having understood what each term stands for, let’s now dive into the differences that exist between both of them.


  • Black Levels and Contrast

This is perhaps the first thing most people look at when they are choosing a TV. Contrast is the difference that exists between the bright side of an image and its dark side. As long as a TV is able to deliver a dark black portion, it often does not need to make its bright part to be in the same level of brightness in order to achieve a good contrast level. 

The ability of OLED to go completely black when there’s a need for it to make it the undisputed champion when it comes to black levels.

QLED TVs, on the other hand, are forced to dim their LED backlights to get the perfect contrast. This is something that can sometimes prove challenging and can lead to light bleeding.

For now, OLED stays on top when comparing the two under this factor. 

  • Brightness

When looking at this factor, you can see that QLED TVs have a considerable advantage over their counterparts. This is basically because of their use of separate backlights. This composition can make their LED backlights incredibly, achingly bright. Add the ability of a quantum fit to maximize the use of the light by producing brighter hues in the color spectrum, and you are presented with a display that can be seen, irrespective of the brightness level of the room.

OLED panels, on the other hand, can’t compete with this brightness level. This is because of the inability of their individual Light-Emitting pixels to produce this amount of light. While this might not be an issue in a dark room, it gradually begins to become an issue as more light is introduced into the room.

Winner: QLED.

  • Color Space

A few years ago, OLED was the king in this section, blowing all its competition out of the water. Today, however, QLED has inched forward in terms of color accuracy because of its use of quantum dots. 

Of course, there’s no denying the ability of QLED to deliver outstanding color quality, but we are still waiting to witness better-saturated colors being produced at regular viewing times. Hence, we will declare it a draw between the two, for now, considering that color is subjective.

  • Response Time

Response rate stands for the time it takes for a pixel to switch between states. Faster response time guarantees a crispier image, especially when a fast-action event is showing. Although there may be a speed of response time that a normal human eye is incapable of differentiating, we still understand from standardized measurements that QLED TVs are relatively slower.

While the typed response time for QLED varies between 2 and 8 milliseconds, OLED has a response time of about 0.1 milliseconds. 

  • Input Lag

This refers to the delay between the time an action is taken and when the result is noticed on the screen. This is a big concern for gamers because it determines when their command on the controller reflects. The amount of input Lag often has a lot to do with how much image processing is happening behind the scene of your TV. Both the OLED and QLED TVs are capable of achieving low levels of input lags if you decide to use the TV game mode or turn off extra video processing.

Strengths and Weaknesses of OLED TV & QLED TV:

OLED TV Strengths and Weaknesses


The OLED’s engineering is quite different than most other LED TVs in that, instead of an LED backlight that sources the color and image to your eyes, each particle in the screen is its own tiny LED light. In theory, this enhances the image and ensures you’re getting the best experience. 

  • The OLED’s screen is more flexible so it can roll up and down more easily.
  • The most noticeable strength is the OLED’s ability to completely turn of its lights that intend to emit dark or black colors. Other LED backed screens cannot turn off single lights and instead have to cover them up to fill in dark areas. 
  • The response time is about 0.1 milliseconds.


  • Cannot reach the same intensity of brightness as QLED televisions can. However, in dimly lit rooms, the quality of the color’s contrast with dark colors is still better with OLED. 

QLED TV Strengths and Weaknesses

Introduced by Sony in 2013 and later developed and made popular by Samsung, Quantum Light-Emitting Diode (QLED) uses nanoparticles called quantum dots to enhance the color and brightness of the image. 


With the standard LED backlight,  you’ll find in other LED TVs, the quantum dots in the QLED intermingle and provide just the right amount of light and color to reach your eyes. 

  • The quantum dots ensure the brightness of the screen can be seen even in the lightest of rooms. 


  • The QLED cannot completely shut off the light in black areas and therefore must cover the backlight up in certain areas, which can lead to light bleeding. 
  • Response time is between 2 – 8 milliseconds (still very fast). 

Several other factors differentiate these two technologies, but these are, perhaps, the most popular among them. Although both the OLED TV and QLED TV are exceptional televisions, only you can decide which one is best for your home. Interested in finding out which one is perfect for you? Reach out to talk to a member of our team today. 

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Canon’s latest DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark III, is a clear signal that the popular EF mount isn’t going anywhere soon. Photo Courtesy Canon USA.

Canon last week announced that it has ceased research and development for EF-mount lenses for its EOS DSLR line, after a 30-year run and more than 130 million lenses sold. The camera maker plans to focus its new product R&D on its new mirrorless EOS RF-mount cameras and lenses.

This move indicates that Canon is taking a major, if inevitable, step away from DSLRs in favor of Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Cameras. As a trend for photo industry watchers, it’s dramatic news. Mirrorless cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fujifilm have been grabbing market share, while Nikon and Canon were dragging their feet. They’ve both caught up now.

In practical terms, however, this news won’t have any effect on current and near-future Canon DSLR users and buyers. Here are three reasons why you can keep calm, and keep shooting with Canon DSLRs—if you choose:

 • 76 lenses are currently available: Canon currently has 16 APS-C sensor compatible and 60 full-frame sensor lenses for its line of DSLRs. It’s a mature lineup, and there are plenty of lenses in the pipeline.

 • 18 Canon DSLRs: Over 18 DSLRs are currently available from Canon.  Models include the beginner-oriented Canon EOS T5i, the enthusiast Canon EOS 77D, and the popular pro-level Canon EOS-5D Mark IV. Some have even said that Canon has too many DSLRs, causing consumer confusion.

• Indie Lenses Abound: There are dozens of lenses made by independent lens manufacturers, such as Sigma, Zeiss, Rokinon, Tokina, and Tamron. Even if they were all to follow Canon’s lead (to be clear: none of the manufacturers we talked to have announced that they’re giving up on EF mount lenses), there are so many new lenses available now, that Canon DSLR users needn’t worry about their optical sources drying up.

A bit of Canon lens mount history

This isn’t the first time Canon has “abandoned” a popular mount. In 1987, Canon introduced the EOS system; the EF mount, with its autofocus feature, replaced the manual-focus FD system. This system which included the Canon AE-1 camera, the best-selling 35mm SLR ever made. But autofocus technology and electronic contacts that passed focus and exposure information from lens to camera made the FD system obsolete, and by the early 90s, Canon users had switched to the EOS system and EF mount lenses.

Over the next 30 years, you could say the EF mount was an unqualified success, with over 130 lenses sold to date, according to Canon. It’s been a good run—and it clearly isn’t over.

Back to the Present…and Future

What is Canon’s game plan? We can take some educated guesses. There are currently two mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available from Canon: The M and R lines.

The Canon EOS M: Built around an APS-format sensor, the M-line uses EF-M-mount lenses, which still utilize a variation of EF-mount technology. Currently available cameras include the basic Canon EOS M6; the ultra-sleek EOS-M100, and the popular EOS M50 and EOS M5, which have a more traditional, DSLR-like form factor and sport electronic viewfinders.

The Canon EOS R: Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, with its 30mp sensory is positioned to compete against the Sony Alpha a7 III. It’s an advanced  amateur to pro-level camera, and the first model in what Canon is indicating will be the camera line of its future. The Canon EOS RP is a lower-resolution (26mp) camera priced to attract advanced hobbyists.

Bottom line? Expect more R lenses from Canon that will have enhanced picture-taking capabilities in the coming years.

Buying Advice: Should I Switch to Mirrorless?

Canon DSLR users may be wondering whether it’s time to switch to a mirrorless model. Given the fact that Canon just introduced a new flagship DSLR (buying tip: it’s predecessor, the Canon 1D X Mark II, is sure to be available for less to make room for its successor), Canon’s overall commitment to DSLRs seems to remain solid. So, if you prefer a DSLR, there’s no need to worry.

If, however, you see the benefits of Mirrorless and the current Canon’s EOS R fits your needs, Canon has deliberately made it as easy as possible for you to transition. Three different EF to R lens adaptors are available so you can use your current lenses and needn’t trade them in for native R lenses:

Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS-R: This basic adaptor lets you use any EF or EF-S lens with an EOS R camera.

Canon Control Ring Mount Adaptor EF-EOS R: This adaptor has a programmable control ring around the base that lets you control aperture, focus, or other functions.

Canon Drop-in Filter Mount Adaptor: This adaptor lets you place in a filter between lens and camera, rather than in front of the lens. It’s great if you’re using ND filters…but you should still have an ND filter in front to protect the front glass element.

Extended TV warranties are sold by third-party vendors and provide additional coverage for your expensive electronic purchases. As a consumer, typically, you have the option to purchase an extended warranty plan in conjunction with your TV purchase. If you’ve already bought your new television set and are in need of a warranty post-purchase, you can look at your options for coverage here.

A new TV can carry a high sticker price on its own, so you may be asking why you should add an extended warranty for your TV. Before you forgo important warranty coverage options for your home entertainment system and television, check out our top four reasons you should purchase an extended warranty that covers for damages beyond the initial manufacturer’s warranty.

Coverage Beyond the Manufacturer’s Warranty

Extended warranties are separate from the manufacturer’s warranty that comes automatically with a new TV set purchase, and typically provide a longer protection window as well as more coverage benefits and features. Read the details of your manufacturer’s warranty on your television, such as how long the plan lasts (typically 90 days) when deciding to purchase an extended warranty plan. Extended warranties can be purchased between 30, 60, or 90 days after your television purchase, and their coverage starts on the date of warranty purchase.

Full Replacement Coverage for TVs

The all-inclusive TV warranties can cover all glitches and imperfections, much the same as the manufacturer. You can purchase a protection plan to cover customer-related mishaps. This incorporates inadvertent screen damage, water damage, and harm caused by power surges. They can likewise take care of the expense of delivery and replacement of your damaged TV with a replacement model.

Greentoe Pro Tip: Always read the details of extended warranty plans for coverage limitations, deductible amounts, and out of pocket expenses when shopping for a new extended warranty plan.

In-Home Repair Service Convenience

Depending on the cost of the TV set, your warranty may provide in-home repairs instead of shipping your television off for repairs. Shipping a television set can be a burdensome process, and shipping delays can make getting your TV set back an unnecessary hassle. With the right protection plan for your TV, you gain access to professional repair services, and preventative maintenance is taken care of on-site instead of driving to a repair center or shipping your television to a repair company.

Transferrable Coverage

Do you plan on upgrading your TV when new technology hits the market? The good news is when you buy an extended warranty plan, you can include the plan in the sale of your television and transfer the plan to the new owners in most cases. Look at the details of your extended warranty contract, there is sometimes a small processing fee of $25 for warranty transfer to the new owners, but this can be a driving factor that makes purchasing your used TV set a better deal than one without the option of an extended warranty.

Want an extended warranty with the best coverage and the ability to name your own price? Check out Greentoe’s partners and compare plans here.


In the world of HDTV sets OLED technology stands head and shoulders apart from the rest of the pack as far as picture quality is concerned – and there’s no better OLED television on the market today than the LG OLED65C9PUA.

Offering unbelievably high fidelity when it comes to picture sharpness and resolution, as well as providing a myriad of colors and lighting options you won’t find anywhere else (all ends of the spectrum), OLED televisions offer all the benefits plasma TVs offer with none of the drawbacks.

At the same time, because OLED TVs are so much better than everything else available right now you can expect to pay bit of a premium price tag. This is true with the LG OLED65C9PUA, though prices have come down quite a bit in the last few years, making this a much more reasonably priced option (even at 65 inches diagonal).

To better help you decide whether or not this is your next TV investment or if you should look somewhere else we’ve put together this quick review. We cover all the basics of this set and do a deeper dive into its core features and big benefits while highlighting some of the minor drawbacks you’ll definitely want to be aware of before you pull the trigger on this purchase.

Let’s dig right in!

First Impressions of the LG OLED65C9PUA

Right out of the box it’s important to know that this specific TV comes in three different configurations – 55 inch, 65 inch, and 75 inch models.

This review specifically tackles the “middle” option – the LG OLED65C9PUA – but you’ll be happy to know that because these TVs take advantage of the same internals, the same processing hardware, and identical Smart TV features this review really covers all three models quite well.

It all comes down to screen size and we feel that the 65 inch gives you the most bang for your buck (but that something will dive into more in depth in just a moment).

The first thing you’re going to notice when you lay eyes on the LG OLED65C9PUA is just how gorgeous this LG display really is.

LG is universally regarded as the masters of OLED technology, the pioneers that help to usher in this technology but also the manufacturer that has really perfected everything OLED has to offer. The display here is jaw-dropping to say the least, with amazing extra color, razor-sharp resolutions, and some of the best white and black light elements you’ll find anywhere in the world of OLED TVs.

The LG OLED65C9PUA model also features next generation HDMI 2.1 connectivity options, the new universal standard for the next wave of HDMI enabled devices. This is a huge bonus if you’re going to be upgrading your media hardware or want to take full advantage of the “Internet of Things” solutions that make the most of HDMI 2.1.

The smart TV features built right into the LG OLED65C9PUA are pretty solid, exactly what you would expect from a premium and top-of-the-line set like this and definitely what you’d expect from the folks at LG. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are baked right into this TV which will really help you to maximize home automation technology you might be using but also guarantees you can pair this TV with your smart phone and mobile devices with no difficulty, either.

The last thing we really want to touch on here before we dive deeper into the specifics of this television is the audio quality.

Whenever you’re talking about a flatscreen as sleek and as slender as this one most people immediately feel that audio quality is going to be lackluster and pretty tinny. There’s just not enough room for powerful speakers to be installed in a set like this.

Well, that’s not true any longer.

The LG OLED65C9PUA has some of the best built-in sound quality you’re going to find anywhere in the world of flatscreen TVs today. Not only can you achieve pretty loud sound levels without distortion but you’re also going to get solid high, mid, and low frequencies with quite a bit of bass packed in as well.

No, it’s not quite as nice as surroundsound or as a high-end sound bar. But those that sweat a little bit when it comes to the price tag of this OLED TV might be able to pull the trigger on this purchase knowing that they can upgrade their sound hardware little bit later down the line when their budget allows.

LG OLED65C9PUA Design and Build Quality

Year after year LG gets a lot of accolades and a lot of attention for the hardware design that they feature in their televisions, particularly at the high-end of their lineup with the OLED models like this one.

This particular option – the LG OLED65C9PUA – is no exception.

LG has found a way to really take advantage of the unique engineering properties OLED systems have to offer to provide for a super thin and almost totally bezel free display, a minimalist design that really strips this TV down to the bare essentials.

Barely framed with just a bit of brushed aluminum across the perimeter of this TV, whether it is set on top of a cabinet or mounted on the wall is going to look clean, sleek, and super futuristic – all while making the most of top-tier construction materials throughout.

Measuring 57” x 32.7” x 1.8” it’s almost unbelievable that this TV really does come in at less than 2 inches thick at its thickest part. The top half of the television comes in at just 0.1 inches thick to provide for and even more sleek and minimalist profile look which only adds to the attractiveness of this TV across the board.


To put it bluntly, you simply will not find a better looking television picture ANYWHERE else when you choose to take advantage of all the LG OLED65C9PUA has to offer.

The color quality here is unparalleled, the 4K resolution (native resolution) is stunning, and the way that the OLED technology pioneered by LG here handles action and motion – particularly when watching sports – makes you feel like you are watching real life in high definition.

To be fair, the panel in the C9 isn’t all that much improved compared to the previous year panel, but that’s because LG has already really maximized OLED television technology. The lighting here is a little bit brighter with darker and more authentic black colors and the HDR experience is going to make your jaw drop the first time you see it in action.

There’s no haloing whatsoever, you lose absolutely no detail in dark shadows, and you’ll never feel like bright pops of color are washed out when you have this set fired up.


As we made mention of a little bit earlier, the sound quality that you are going to get out of the LG OLED65C9PUA is almost too good to be true. It isn’t anything like what you find shoehorned into most traditional flatscreen televisions, that’s for sure.

A pair of 40 W speakers handle the bulk of the heavy lifting, specifically engineered with downward firing positions in the very bottom of the TV chassis to guarantee that your entire television watching spaces filled with accurate sound from top to bottom.

A 20 W subwoofer is also included to punch up the bass this sound set up, and while it again isn’t quite on par with high-end dedicated sound systems or even sound bars it’s light years ahead of what you’ll get out most flatscreen TVs.

If you’re serious about audio fidelity the odds are pretty good that you’ll either already have a surround sound system you’ll be plugging into the LG OLED65C9PUA or will be looking to upgrade later down the line with a nice new sound bar.

But with this OLED TV you won’t feel like you need to upgrade your sound ASAP, that’s for sure.


There are a bunch of connectivity options that you’ll be able to take advantage of with the LG OLED65C9PUA, the part of this TV that has been radically overhauled and upgraded compared to the previous version.

The LG C9 now supports three dedicated USB ports, has a built-in RF connection and tuner module, and can support composite input for older hardware as well as optical output for legacy audio systems.

On top of all that, however, you get four individual HDMI ports that you can take advantage of – with each and every one of them supporting HDMI 2.1 right out of the box. This standard supports 4K at 120 Hz with absolutely zero difficulty whatsoever, something that you will ONLY find with LG OLED TVs.

LG also made sure that these HDMI 2.1 ports handle Quick Media Switching natively as well. This means that your TV will automatically adjust its resolution and its frame right to match the content that you are pushing across the screen, guaranteeing that your TV is playing back media at the best possible resolutions every single time you fire it up (even when you’re working with different media sources).

Smart Features

This LG C9 OLED television take advantage of the latest Alpha 9 Generation 2 processor, the brains of the smart technology inside of this TV, and one of the most advanced processors you’ll find in any television on the market today.

The LG webOS interface has been paired seamlessly with the new ThinQ AI technology this hardware giant has been working on, both of which feature new improvements only available on this latest series of LG OLED TVs that represent major leaps forward compared to last year.

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are both television as well, helping to provide immediate access and interfacing with your home automation devices as well as your smart phone or tablet.

Wi-Fi is rocksolid and you’ll have an opportunity to go with a dedicated ethernet connection if you’re interested in even faster and more secure connections, too.

Final Verdict

At the end of the day, the only real knock against this particular television is its price tag.

The C9 65 inch model from LG is going to set you back north of $2200 as of early 2020, which is quite a bit less than what you would have paid for OLED television technology even just two or three years ago – but it isn’t exactly a budget focused TV set, either.

All things considered, however, this is maybe the best premium television you’ll find on the market today – especially at the 55 inch, 65 inch, and 77 inch configurations.

The 65 inch set up that we have been reviewing throughout this quick guide really hits that sweet spot between price and performance, giving you a gorgeous picture with plenty of screen real estate to guarantee it is the focal point of any space.

If you’re in the market for a new TV and want only the very best of the best when it comes to hardware, picture quality, and reliability (and don’t mind spending a premium price tag for an amazing TV) the LG OLED65C9PUA is going to be right up your alley.


rokinon_xn85-c_1Built specifically to work as a cinema lens product, the Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens proves to be a formidable piece of equipment. As a Canon EF mount, this product makes a lot of significant promises, in terms of what it wants to accomplish as a cinema lens.

At the end of the day, while its benefits are fairly specific, in terms of who can take advantage of them, there is still a lot about the Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for Canon EF Mount that is worth paying attention to.

Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens Review

In terms of features, the Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens offers a lot. The internal focus design aspect is nice. It means the lens isn’t going to change on you during focus, which should minimize breathing. A multi-coat for each lens ensures solid contrast, glare elimination, and colors matching well to factory standards. Assembling your set over time won’t mean significant color shifting.

It is worth noting that the 85mm T1.5 Lens from Rokinon is a manual-focus/iris lens. Automatic capabilities for both focusing and iris are not available. The cinema focus and iris gear component can be found in the same position through each lens in your Xeen set. What this means is that you can make your needed lens changes in a timely fashion, and you won’t have to reposition things like the follow focus unit or iris motor. Given that the image circle is capable of covering a full frame sensor, you can rely on this product for closing the distance to the background, which makes it nice for a portrait or a close-up.

Furthermore, the dual-calibrated focus with the left and right sides and the T-stop scale is well-handled on this lens, as well. Because of this, the focus-puller can function from either of the sides of the lens, and you won’t have to have your lens in your mount flipped. The 3′ 9″ focusing distance is yet another feature, given that it lets you get as close to your subject matter as you need to get.

As you can see, the Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for Canon EF Mount is worth a look. The lens delivers on a variety of fronts, and it allows for the user to keep up with a broad range of demands and potential subject matters. It works exactly in the way that it’s supposed to, which is always nice to have in your corner.

Name Your Price on the Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for Canon EF Mount

Casio CTK-3200 61-Key Portable Keyboard Value-PackWith so many keyboards on the market, finding the right one can be daunting for a beginner. To that end, you may want to look to certain brand names. There is no question that Casio is one of the all-time greats, in terms of companies that can deliver a high-quality, affordable keyboard product. The Casio CTK-3200 is a good example of what they can do.

Ideal for beginners, the Casio CTK-3200 61-key Portable Keyboard is a great example of what Casio is capable of. Throw in everything you get through purchasing the value pack edition, and you’re looking at what may amount to the sound keyboard investment you’ve been searching for.

Casio CTK-3200 61-Key Portable Keyboard Value Pack Review by Greentoe

This touch-sensitive keyboard packs a lot into its attractive, easy-to-pick-up-and-play design. Over four hundred onboard tones are available, in addition to one hundred-and-fifty rhythm and digital effect options. There are a number of great features associated with this keyboard, including the Step-Up Lesson System, which is arguably one of the best things Casio has ever come up with. You will also note audio input capabilities for MP3-players, which makes it a relative snap to focus on learning how to play your favorite songs. Also useful is the USB-port for MIDI implement. You can even take advantage of a pitch-wheel, which allows for further expressions over the sound.

The keyboard for the Casio CTK-3200 brings to mind the design and functionality of an actual acoustic piano. With exceptional touch response capabilities, you shouldn’t have any trouble adding various subtleties to your tracks. You are in complete control of the degree of pressure you apply to the keyboard, and that is always something to look for in a worthwhile keyboard product.

The sampling function is also tremendous. Not only is it easy to upload the sound you want to sample, but the keyboard also does a nice job of giving you a variety of ways in which to utilize that sound. You can even use the sampling aspect to create entirely new sounds, by combining a sampled product with an accompaniment pattern.

And if you are indeed a beginner, both the Step-Up and Music Challenge features are going to prove to be extremely useful. In other words, this keyboard is great for experimenting, figuring things out. When you are ready to progress to more complex endeavors, the keyboard will keep up. Throw in everything else with the value pack, and it’s hard not to be impressed.

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Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air PurifierChemical sensitivities are worth taking seriously. You may think that limits your range of possibilities for air purifier machines to a significant degree. However, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter if that is true or not. When you have something like the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier machine to consider, you have a formidable product in your corner.

This is a room air purifying machine that endeavors to be highly comprehensive. When you consider the long list of features that come with this machine, it’s hard to argue with that opinion.

One of the first things you will probably notice about the Healthmate Plus from Austin Air is that it is an extremely straightforward fashion. Similar products attach a wide range of accessories to the main component. That is not the case here. To that end, if you are simply looking for a no-frills product that is ideal for those who have chemical sensitives, the Healthmate Plus is worth a look on that note alone.

However, there is a lot more about this machine that should be kept in mind. The legitimate HEPA filter definitely works to keep the undesirables out of the room. Bacteria, molds, germs, animal dander, dust mite problems, and even the allergen influence caused by dust mites are not things you are going to have to worry about. And because this HEPA filter is medical-graded, you don’t have to worry about dirt and time decreasing its effectiveness. The Special Super Blend Carbon side of things is another aspect that is worth getting excited about. This makes the machine’s capabilities at absorbing chemicals and gases virtually unmatched in the industry. The steel construction of the machine is nice, as well, giving you a solid choice that emphasizes safety.

The filters are pretty great, too. While it would be even better if the machine could tell you when it is time to change the filter, the fact that the filters have a lifespan that can stretch as far as five years is definitely a good thing.

While the price tag (around six hundred to six hundred-and-fifty dollars) may strike the uninitiated as a little steep, don’t be afraid to shop around. You will find that this machine is one of the most economical products on the market, yet sacrifices nothing in the way of quality in performance.

Austin Air is a company with a good reputation. This machine proves that nicely.

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CanonEF100The Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens has been long awaited. The arrival of this lens replaces the EF 100 100-400mm that hit the market almost two decades ago in 1998. The new model brings some needed changes to this camera bag staple.

The newer Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens weighs 3.5 pounds making it slightly heavier than its predecessor. It is 3.7 inches in diameter by 7.6 inches in length making it slightly stubby and longer but this design with the rotating zoom will reduce the amount of dust that gets into the lens as happened with the previous version.   The new version also has four stops of stabilization and three image stabilization modes while providing an ISO lock in tripod use for those long shots.

A new optical configuration consists of on Super UD and one Fluorite element and 21 other elements in 16 groups with internal focus. The lenses are coated with Air Sphere Coatings reducing ghosting and flaring from the previous model.

Another big improvement in the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is the focal length of 3.2 feet versus the 6.5 feet of the previous model. This is great news for those who like to get up close and personal with their subject. The zoom ring has been modified allowing for more precise adjustments including a torque ring for easier setting of zoom tension preferences.

The USM motor technology provides virtually instant focusing from any focal point with instant switching to manual focus by grabbing the focus ring and a lock switch on the lens. Image stabilization has been boosted also with a four stop image stabilization and three dedicated IS modes all reducing shake making it more stable for handheld shooting.

As for the performance it is can be called outstanding from the bokeh to focus breathing the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens performs exceptionally well. This is an excellent lens for portrait shooting with the beautiful bokeh effect it provides at varying distances. The center image is crisp clear and the backgrounds are soft and beautiful.   There is little to no visible barrel distortion with the smallest amount seen at 100mm and a tiny bit of pincushion seen from 200-400mm. Falloff is also minimal and the new design reduces ghosts and flares.

Lateral color fringes are non-existent at 400mm and just a touch of magenta-green can be seen at the 100mm distance. The macro performance is one of the biggest changes with the 3.2 focal distance over the 6.5 in the old version.   Cropping at 100% provides even more surprising macro clarity. This lens is razor sharp through and through with extra sharp images through the entire full frame focal range. There is a minute diffraction at the smallest aperture but barely noticeable unless you are a pixel peeper.

Overall, the new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens doesn’t  disappoint and in fact is a major improvement over the previous model. It will quickly find its place as a staple in the camera bag.

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Canon5DSCanon fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the 5DS and were not disappointed. This camera series is touted as the world’s best DSLR for nature, landscape and portrait camera available. The Canon 5DS provides some great new features that have Canon lovers drooling.

The body of the Canon 5DS weighs in at 29.81 ounces or 1.86 pounds with dimensions of 6 inches by 4.6 by 3.0. It has a 3.2 rear LCD screen and 100% viewfinder coverage. It comes with the LP-E6N battery that has more capacity than the older LP-E6 batteries but they will work just fine with the 5DS.   This is a pixel peepers dream with 50 MP and it shoots 5 frames per second or 3 in silent mode.

The Canon 5DS presents an As-Shot, In-Finder Cropping with 1.3 crop that greys out the sides to clearly show the crop.   Flicker synchronization that shoots through flickering light by automatically timing the shutter release to the lighting. The bulb timer is all new that helps program exposures up to 100 hours, great for long exposure night shots. Time-lapse movies is not a new feature but in the Canon 5DS it can be programmed to save the exposures in a time lapse movie instead of having to use outside software.

More new features include fine detail picture control that lowers contrast and uses in-camera sharpening to show super fine detail without being over sharpened. The viewfinder has more dark LCD overlays to help during shooting with exposure, metering, AF and more. The 5DS also contains a dedicated motor for the mirror system with the ability to program still shots while running video. The programmable quick screen has been revamped to bring bigger and better viewing.

The things missing from the Canon 5DS is automatic distortion correction like other Canon’s have. The 5DS lacks the processing power to make the corrections on the fly. It is also lacking eye controlled focus found in the EOS3. While the 6,400 ISO range is sufficient that is the limit compared to other models that have significantly higher ISO settings into the 100,000 range.   This model also sucks up juice faster than the old 5D models so having an extra battery on hand may be important.   There is no Wi-Fi, GPS or built in flash.

As for the performance, this is one fine camera. That 50 MP really shows up in the photos. Autofocus with face recognition works really well even if it is a little bit slow to respond.   Shooting at high ISO is remarkable with very little to no noise but the 5DS will limit ISO to prevent bad pictures. The in camera noise reduction works exceptionally well keeping the shots sharp from edge to edge. As for sharpness that 50mp really pays off with unbelievable detail and crispness to photos in all situations and lighting.

Overall the Canon 5DS is one of the best DSLR’s on the market and has Canon lovers and pixel peepers chomping at the bit to get their hands on it for the 50MP shooting.

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samsung_un55hu8700fxza_un55hu8700_55_4k_smart_1061259If you want a high quality TV, you need to choose the best brands and look for the latest features. I had been wanting to purchase a smart TV for some time, but was not sure which model would be best. Samsung is known for being one of the best brands, which is why I decided to purchase the JU7100 Series 65” Class 4K Smart LED TV. I was looking for wireless connectivity and high image quality. This TV offered just what I was looking for and much more.

Resolution Quality

When you are searching for a smart TV, nothing matters more than resolution and image quality. The Samsung JU7100 was made with image quality in mind. It offers high definition with 4K resolution that is 3840×2160 pixels. It is so enhanced, that you even have the ability to take images that are lower quality resolution and scale them to 4k. This is something that not many other LED televisions on the market offer. It is unique in the way that you can lower the distortion of images that are moving fast. This is ideal for individuals that love watching sporting events live on television. I found that the image quality was great when watching many of my favorite sports. You could see all the small details without any noticeable distortion at all.

Wi-Fi Access

One of the main reasons that people are looking for smart televisions is to have internet access on a larger screen. This is a smart TV with built-in wi-fi connectivity that is reliable and gives you direct access to Samsung’s app-based Smart Hub. This allows you to use many of your favorite apps with ease. From YouTube to Netflix, you can watch all types of videos and use apps of all types on this LED TV. The Samsung JU7100 is designed for people looking to use the internet from their television that have ease of use in mind. You can even play games with this TV and it offers built-in S recommendation. The best part about using the built-in internet, was that I was able to find new content that I enjoyed based on my preferences.

An added feature with the Samsung JU7100 is that you can stream content from your LED TV and to other mobile devices with ease. You can go back and forth without any interruption.


Many LED televisions offer one USB port, but the Samsung JU7100 offers three USB ports and four HDMI. This means that you have multiple ports to choose from for all of your many audio and video sources. A component video input is also built-in, which gives you access to even more sources.

Final Verdict

The smart TV market is overloaded with options, but the Samsung JU7100 stands on its own. It has all of the latest features with a 65” screen and high resolution. The LED edge backlight offers great contrast and black levels. It is a smart TV that is known for being one of the best options on the market at an affordable price.

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