Sigma announced the new Sigma 24-35 mm lens f/ 2 DG HSM Art, for 24×36 mm format, the first of its kind with brightness and focus range.
The Sigma 24-35 mm f / 2 DG HSM Art is indeed the only angle zoom f/2 lens line that follows an optical schematic of 13 groups from 18 lenses, seven of which are made of SLD optical glass of super-low chromatic dispersion, two of them non-spherical, while a lens uses the famous FLD optical glass invented by Sigma, as its features are equivalent to fluorite glass, but without the drawbacks. As for the non-spherical lenses, some of them are of a particularly large diameter, which required special production techniques.
The idea of Sigma engineers was to create a zoom lens whose optical quality was the same of the best fixed focal lenses, which covers -24 mm, 28 mm and 35 mm, a zoom that contravenes the concept of commitment associated with that type of optical lenses.
The T6s is an upgraded product of the T5i. Canon has released a total of two replacement products for the T5i, which are the more advanced T6s and more entry level T6i. Unlike the T5i, which almost didn’t upgrade the T4i at all, Canon has taken a lot of care in the upgrade of the T6s. The T6s is the best entry-level SLR camera of the Canon line, if not the best of the SLR camera market, because it has promoted the manipulation of the entry-level SLR camera to a new level.
The T6i and the T6s can be considered as two different models of the same product. While the T6i follows the model style of the classic Canon XX0D series in manipulation, the T6s takes the 70D as an example, as it is not only equipped with a top LCD display but also has an installed Quick Canon Control dial, forming the classic double-command dial control style of Canon.
Late last month, Sony silently launched the latest full-frame mirrorless camera A7II. I can’t help but admire how well Sony kept this innovation confidential before its release. Sony is perhaps one of the few companies that could afford to launch a new model of a full-frame camera at a yearly rate. Actually, it’s no wonder that the A7 series has been selling so well. Their integral market performance since their release is surpassing Sony’s expectations. The latest A7II may have caused some confusion for those planning on purchasing one– Sony α7II and Sony α7, which model is better?
Before that, we all regarded the three models of A7, A7R, and A7S with different positioning as the three brothers of the full-frame SLR cameras in the Sony A7 series. However, the latest A7II is the brother with the closest kinship to A7. Even so, between these two brothers, which one should we choose? This is a question we need to ponder. Since the A7II was just launched, currently its single body price is $1698. The A7 has been marketed for more than a year and features a higher performance price ratio, but its current price on Amazon is only $1298. With that price difference of $400, we can almost buy another Sony A6000. So what justifies this gap of $400?
The Nikon D5500 is the successor to the Nikon D5300. Although it is directly designated as “D5500”, skipping the intermediate “D5400”, we can find only “tiny differences” from D5300.
New in the Nikon D5500:
Touch screens are not a novelty among digital cameras but the Nikon D5500 is the first DSL camera adopting this feature from Nikon. It is one of the main features of D5500 that’s the successor for the D5300, inheriting its APS-C size CMOS with 24 megapixel resolution and a low-pass filter.
The WiFi connection premiered with the D5300, also mentioned in the Nikon reflex catalog, is present on its successor whose monitor becomes the main focus for this renewal. An articulated touch screen grows in size up to 3.2 inches and has a resolution over 1 million points.
The Expeed 4 processor remains untouched from the previous version, and so is the burst with up to 5 frames per second with a maximum Native Sensibility ISO 25,600. Nikon promises optimized performance in terms of noise control.
If you are a digital photographer, you will need a computer and a monitor to see your photos in order to evaluate or retouch them. And if you want a job well done, as often happens in photography, you can’t use just any monitor, you have to choose with care.
This may mean knowing how to decipher mysterious new acronyms and compare technical characteristics that seem to be made to be understood only by an engineer.
Of course you can find monitors that are extremely costly, designed for professionals with deeper pockets. But luckily there are affordable alternatives that are, in any case, a leap in quality when compared to the monitor based on a laptop or a desktop computer.
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.
Olympus has announced the release of the new high-end lenses, within the M.Zuiko Pro line which is known for offering a good performance and image quality, and by always looking for the photographer to have a good range of motion. In concrete, it is launching two new lenses that add up to the previous models, with the photographer whether amateur or advanced will be having 5 lenses to cover the entire focal range.
Olympus now launches two new lenses within this line. One of them is the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8 mm Eye Fish 1:1:8 Pro, that is characterized for being very bright, while the other is the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 mm 1:2:8 Pro. Both of them are cameras for Micro Tour Thirds.
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.
Panasonic makes 4K video accessible to Lumix G7 users with an interchangeable lens camera for 799 dollars.
Panasonic was the first consumer brand to market a camera with 4K video recording capability (3840 × 2160) with the GH4 model. The results have been really good and wanted to repeat the formula with the Lumix G7, a more modest camera, but that also comes with the interchangeable lenses of the micro 4/3 system.
The Lumix G7 can surprise you by offering 4K video, with resolution four times higher than Full-HD- and extract 8 megapixel photos from each frame, but the highlight is undoubtedly its price, 799 dollars (including a 14- 42mm zoom lens). The truth is that combining a good price and the versatility of DSLM cameras is always a gamble, and if we introduce the attractive variable of 4K video, the result is even more complicated.