GearComments Off on Nikon Unveils the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
Nikon has announced the new NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The lens is the first to feature Nikon’s new ARNEO coating, which
complements Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce flare and
“While Nano Crystal Coat suppresses ghosting and flare coming from backlight at diagonal angles, the ARNEO coat compensates for light entering the lens from vertical angles,” Nikon says. “This expanded field enables the lens to capture exceptional contrast and sharpness even when the light source is visible inside the frame.”
The lens is also the first NIKKOR Z lens to feature a dedicated manual focus ring (that’s present in addition to the customizable control ring), a Function (L-Fn) button, and an info display.
The Organic EL Lens Information Panel on the side of the lens displays key settings such as focus distance, depth-of-field, aperture, and focal length.
GearComments Off on Canon EOS RP Released – A Few Less Features for Way Less Money
Today Canon has unveiled their latest addition to their new EOS R lineup of full frame mirrorless cameras: The Canon EOS RP sits below the already available EOS R in regards of both, features and pricing. This aggressive pricing might be a good thing, though: As a bottom line we get plenty of features for less money. Update: There are six new RF lenses in development, too.
Canon’s transition from the legacy EOS D line of DSLRs to the EOS R line of full frame mirrorless cameras seems to be in full swing. Next up: The new EOS RP. It’s not the flagship R camera many of us are eagerly waiting for, though. If the EOS R is the middle class body, the RP is the entry level model.
It’s less expensive and it has fewer features but it is based on the same robust platform. So what is the news with the new Canon EOS RP? Well, in terms of cost-performance ratio it might get the nod instead of its bigger brother, the EOR R (read our coverage here and here plus our full review here).
Today FUJIFILM released their new X-T30 mirrorless camera with APS-C sized sensor. While housed in a more compact and more lightweight body than its bigger brother, the X-T30 sport the same sensor, the same processor and the same film simulations from the X-T3. Even F-log is on board!
This new model isn’t part of FUJIFILM’s premier league of mirrorless
cameras. Its two-digit name puts it in the second devision, yet the pure
specs speak another language: 4K 25p/30p, F-log, 4:2:2 10-bit output,
FullHD 100p/120p @ 200Mpbs. Not bad! There’s a downside though as the
recording times are pretty limited:
C4K (4096×2160) // 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 10min
4K UHD (3840×2160) // 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 10min
Full HD (2048 ×1080) // 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 15min.
Full HD (1920×1080) // 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p // 200Mbps/100Mbps // up to approx. 15min.
Full HD (1920×1080) // 120p／100p // 200Mbps // up to approx. 6min.
GearComments Off on Hands-On Preview With the Panasonic S1R
In a world where it feels like there is a
new camera every month, finding an identity in the market is becoming
increasing difficult. Where do Panasonic’s new cameras fit and will they be successful?
In this first look from DPReview you
won’t get their entire in-depth review quite yet but you will learn
about some of the real-world features and issues. One of the main
features that caught my attention when first learning about this camera
was its capability to produce 187-megapixel images; yes, you read that
correctly. The sensor is rated at 47.3 megapixels but using its pixel
shift technology, you can essentially quadruple the effective
resolution. While this technology isn’t anything new, it has become
something I am personally keeping a close eye on within the market as a
GearComments Off on Lifetime Review: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
I purchased this lens a very long time ago, it may be around a decade ago, I am not really sure. What I am sure of though is that it has paid for itself many times over. This is perhaps the best return on investment that a single piece of equipment has ever given me. I vividly remember walking to my local camera shop in Leicester during a lunch break to purchase a copy of this lens, with very little thought, research, or general clue as to what I was doing. I assume I had heard of a pro photographer who liked an 85mm lens and assumed I needed one. Back then I would have probably only had a crop-sensor camera so it was a little on the tight side for my taste, but I seem to remember buying my first full-frame body shortly after to remedy this, also with very little research and forethought.