Sigma announced the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens at Photokina 2014 and has now revealed pricing and availability info. [Read more…]
Crop or Crap: A Rational Dissection of the Full Frame vs. APS-C Argument
Zack Arias is back again with another nail-meets-head analysis of our world or photography today. This time around, he’s addressing the incessant argument of APS-C vs. full frame cameras.
Zack is a huge proponent of Fuji’s new X-Series cameras and lenses. Lately, he’s been all about the X-T1, which has received nothing but rave reviews since it was released.
Fuji, in general, has been knocking it out of the park with its entire APS-C line of X-Series cameras. And, it seems like each one is getting better. Expect to see more from Fuji at Photokina in September.
Likewise, there are plenty of solid APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and so on. If APS-C floats your boat, then by all means climb aboard. I think Zack’s overall points are well made. It really boils down to what tool works for you and your needs.
I am frequently asked about recommendations for cameras by a variety of users. Just in the past month in one-on-one conversations, I’ve recommended Sony APS-C and full frame, Canon’s 6D and 70D, Panasonic GH4, GoPro and Sony RX100 models to different people based on their skill levels and intended uses.
What’s your take on the APS-C vs. Full Frame argument?
What is the Difference Between Nikon DX and FX Lenses?
We’ve covered the differences on the Canon side with EF and EF-S lenses. Now, it’s time to look at Nikon and the differences between FX and DX lenses. [Read more…]
Sigma dp2 Quattro Pricing and Availability Announced
The new and oddly-shaped Sigma dp2 Quattro finally has a price and release date on the slate for this summer. Recall that it is just one of three new Sigma cameras coming in the line – with the dp1 Quattro and dp3 Quattro to follow later. [Read more…]
Sigma 18-200mm OS HSM Lens for $299 – Deal Alert
B&H has the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens for $299 (reg. $499) with 4% rewards and free shipping. The lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts on APS-C format cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Leica T Camera and System Officially Unveiled
Leica has taken official wraps off its new mirrorless camera and system – the Leica T. The new camera, going by the official model name Leica T (Type 701), features a 16.5MP APS-C sensor and captures JPG and DNG raw still image files. [Read more…]
Leica T Mirrorless Camera Leaks Out a Day Early
The Leica T official website went live for a brief period today and many images and details of the camera have leaked out a day prior to the announcement. [Read more…]
Lensbaby Releases 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens
Lensbaby has announced a new 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLRs. It’s a manual focus lens with a close focus distance of 1/4″. The lens barrel features a focus distance scale and hyperfocal scale.
The lens produces a complete circular inside the image sensor frame with a 185° angle of view.
The Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens retails for $299.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony A3500 Announced, But Only for Australia
Sony has taken official wraps off of the A3500, which was leaked last week. The camera seems to simply be a rebadge of the current A3000 model with a lower caliber kit lens.
The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens in the A3000 kit offers image stabilization, while the 18-50mm f/4-5.6 kitted with the A3500 is slower (at f/4 on the wide end) and is not equipped with optical image stabilization.
The A3500 retails for $499AU only in Australia for the time being. Meanwhile the A3000 (with a better lens) remains a ridiculous bargain at $294 for its current sale price and is on backorder because of it. Even when it’s not on sale the A3000 retails for only $399.
Leica Releases Silver Version of the X Vario
Leica unveiled the APS-C format X Vario camera last summer. At launch, an all-black camera is all that was available. Now, Leica is releasing a silver finish of the X Vario for that classic black on silver look. [Read more…]
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