It seems that the Japanese company Ricoh has developed another high quality release for later this month and this time we are talking about a zoom lens. We had already seen the very interesting device called Ricoh Theta S, which is used with a smartphone and a Ricoh GR II camera, the first of its kind to have Wi-Fi. Well, today we will talk about a traditional lens: the new Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED, a high-end lens that promises happy results. Let’s see what it’s about!
Using the Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED
The nature of the Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED makes it really versatile in any type of photographic use, including scenarios with poor lighting conditions. From landscapes to indoor frames, this lens promises to deliver the best image quality. It has the ability of both taking regular pics, as well as getting a focal worthy of the wide-angle lenses.
Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED Features
Lens composition. Thanks to its composition of 17 elements in 12 groups, plus 3 ED lens, 3 spherical and 1 AD spherical, the lens ensures sufficient levels of light even in the corners and edges of the image. Also, the lens can reduce the chances of any chromatic aberration, allowing a clear image with high contrast and high resolution.
Beforehand: I’m a casual gamer. For me a PC is primarly a workstation not a toy. But when I want to play, I do it right. That’s why I assembled a very silent (thanks to a premium fan) and at that time a very powerful gaming PC: AMD FX 8350 processor (8-core) overclocked to 4.4 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 RAM G.Skill 1866 MHz and a GeForce GTX 780 TI from the house EVGA with SC version,also slightly overclocked. Granted, there is already more powerful hardware, but mine is now almost half a year old. What was missing was a real gaming monitor with 3D function that replaces my 22-inch 60 Hz screen by LG.
My choice was this monitor because at the present time it was the only device that even supported 1440p resolutionon on 27 inches. Up until now my graphics cards has been bored with all games at Full-HD at the maxium resolution. Now it can show what it can do. And it will have to because with 70% more pixels than before the fans are clearly audible. That’s why I recommend everyone who wants to buy this display to use a high-end graphics card. It would be a shame to not enjoy the high resolution image at full details. A GTX 780 seems to me to be currently the lowest limit, which should be used.
Phablet have proven to be for years one of the most desirable smartphone types, as it has been the trend for some years that all smartphones have sizes close to a phablet.
People love this convergence between smartphone and tablet, mainly by the size of its screens, which are large and allow you to better enjoy multimedia content and social networking. Let’s get to know the best phablets of 2015.
Phablets, ideal for enjoying multimedia content
It all started just four years ago, in September 2011, when Samsung launched the first Galaxy Note, a smartphone, called a "phablet", which meant the audacity to use a 5-inch screen, 5.3 inches specifically.
(Thanks the Author: Mavis) Until now, I have had a great experience with the Nikon D5500 and I was curious to see if there were substantial differences with the Canon Rebel T6i. The T6i has a long vacation behind it and within this period it encountered many opportunities for different photo situations. I like to take photos a lot, but I am still only an amateur photographer and thus I can only describe this camera in a rather light way. Whoever wishes to get more details or wishes to know more technical data, can inform him or herself through the many answers from professionals in these messages. I share my experience with this camera targeting interested beginners.
Product Delivery: Alongside with the camera, a battery, a battery charger, a carrying strap, and interface cable and the selected lens (18-55mm), as well as a manual with the detailed instructions in German were delivered. Furthermore, two DVD / CD-ROM, one of which included an instruction manual, while the other ones contained various softwares, e.g. for editing photos.
AOC has unveiled a new monitor to hit the market during this month of September, the AOC Q2577PWQ. It is a 25-inch peripheral that uses an IPS (178 ° viewing angle horizontally and vertically) panel and reaching QuadHD resolution, ie, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels with a refresh rate of 75 Hz.
The panel has a latency of 5 milliseconds and has the Flicker-Free technology that prevents flickering. The maximum brightness is 350 cd/m2 and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000,000 to 1.
Sony today introduced its new model of full frame mirrorless camera α7S II, highlighting the benefits of it such as to capture photographic images and video recording in low light conditions. Another point to consider is that this new model will also allow the internal recording of 4K video under XAVC S codec, given that in the previous model, users needed to have an additional external recorder to shoot these video clips. In addition, continuing the theme of the video, the bit rate reaches 100 Mbps, and there’s no use of pixel binning technique by which neighboring pixels are used to reduce the amount of noise made in an image, resulting in a loss of quality.
The α7S II has a better X BIONZ processing algorithm that allows it to maximize the sensor’s performance, maintaining a 12.2 MP quality, offering a better representation across the range of ISO sensitivity, which ranges from 50 to 409.600, especially in the medium-high range offering some high detail images with minimal noise. It also has five-axis stabilizer, as well as the A7 II model, launched during last November.
You might be a serious hardcore gamer, or even a skilled weekend PC warrior, but if your hardware is not up to the task, you will be staring defeat in the face no matter how good you are. Sure, you can play the latest FPS games on older equipment, but it lags, leaving you vulnerable when playing competitors online. To get a smoother playing experience, a gaming PC which has a powerful graphics card combined with a quality, flicker and blur free monitor are needed. This guide is dedicated to helping you choose a display which will enhance your gaming experience.
How to choose a gaming monitor?
Size and Resolution
You may already have a monitor size in mind. Perhaps you want a large 27 inch monitor for your desk, or maybe even two of them! Perhaps a smaller one would suit your needs and situation more? Whatever size you decide on, the most important thing, is what resolution the monitor is.
The resolution of a monitor indicates how many pixels it displays, and this in turn reflects how sharp the image is. 1080P monitors are very common, and at screen sizes up to 23″ produce nice, sharp images. On biggers screens, such as 27” though, the image quality is not so great. A higher resolution is needed such as 2560×1440 in order to get that ‘sharp’ screen. This resolution also provides more screen space for your icons, browsers, and other things.
Because of the Apple PC’s excellent screen, the presentation of color gradation, hue, and contrast is much better than that of traditional PC computers. Thus it is the main choice for many professional video and photograph editors. In particular, the recent launch of the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Mini with retina screens further established that Apple has the professional user in mind. The only drawback is that MacBook Pro’s 13 or 15.4-inch screen is too small. In fact the MacBook Air only has an 11.6-inch screen. If you usually use your Mac only to browse the web, screen size it is not so important. But for those who run complex software (such as Xcode or Photoshop), the MacBook’s screen cannot cope with all the windows. Users will need to keep pressing Option-Tab to switch between windows. An external monitor does allow you to have more display space, and helps you get the job done more efficiently.
It is worth mentioning that not only does an external monitor offer a larger display space, but there is also some software optimized for multi-display software (such as Aperture and iMovie) that offers more convenience. For example, if you use iMovie to edit video on a single display, the movie preview windows will be pushed to the upper-right corner of the screen by other windows. If you have two monitors, you can use one screen exclusively for the movie preview and put the other windows on the second monitor.
Fujifilm has managed to concentrate all the goodness of a small compact camera on a rather conventional appearance. And, despite being a compact high-end, its appearance is no different than any other compact. Maybe it’s a camera too discreet to highlight on a shelf among the fierce competition in its niche.
Leaving aside those fears, the XQ2 is a tiny 12-megapixel compact camera with a big X-Trans CMOS II 2.3 sensor and a 6.4-25.6mm Fujinon optical lens (equivalent in 35mm to a 25-100mm) with a 4X optical zoom and excellent brightness of f/1.8-4.9. Given its size, these are important figures and, thanks to the EXR II processor, the overall performance is very good.