• April 19, 2017

Nikon D7500 – The new 4k video recording camera by Nikon.

Nikon finally made official the launch of its new camera, the Nikon D7500, after the latest leaks.

Nikon D7500

Nikon D7500

A mid-end reflex camera which holds advanced specs such as having the same 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor as its big sister the Nikon D500 (a professional reflex camera and one of Nikon’s best selling models), and 4K video recording, a very anticipated feature in the price range of semi-professional cameras.

Specifications of the Nikon D7500

Characteristics Nikon D7500
Sensor 20.9-megapixel APS-C CMOS
Processor Expeed 5
Video Recording in 4K UHD at 30fps and Full HD at 50 and 60fps
Screen 3.2-inch Tilting and touching LCD
ISO Sensitivity 100-51,200 and extendable up to ISO 1,640,000
AutoFocus 51 focus point AF
Burst speed 8 fps
Connectivity WIFI and bluetooth
Viewfinder

Pentaprism with approx 100% coverage .

Weight 640 g

Nikon D7500

 

Megapixel reduction

I’m surprised with the fact that they have reduced megapixels from 24 to 20 (with the industry’s obsession of showing the highest number on the box). That is compared to the previous model, the Nikon D7200, but we already know that megapixels can be pushed into the background if the sensor offers us professional quality.

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  • April 19, 2017

Buying Guide for Choosing a Wide-Angle Lens (and Recommended Models)

Knowing how to choose the material that best suits your needs when it comes to taking pictures is essential. Everyone knows that in photography nothing is cheap, so before buying anything I recommend that you think about whether it’s really something that you need.

Lenses are the most expensive things in photography, sometimes costing even more than the camera itself. That’s why it’s worth being well informed and reading many of the analyses and reviews that can be found on the internet.

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  • April 15, 2017

Best Lenses For Your Canon DSLR Camera 2017

While the essential ingredient of taking excellent photographs is yourself, having a good team of lenses will make things a lot easier.

Putting together a good team that accompanies you photo by photo as you travel your way into the world of digital photography isn’t as simple as it seems since there are hundreds of models, brands and technical aspects to consider, not to mention your budget.

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  • April 11, 2017

The 4 Best Wide-angle lenses for landscape photography

In photography, after the camera, the most important piece of equipment is the lens. With the passage of time, serial lenses fall short on our cameras. Everyone (or almost everyone) has seen us take a big picture of a magnificent landscape and thought: my camera doesn’t do that, why? That is where the need for a new lens arises. In other words, we want new optical experiences and the best way to do this is by changing our lens. A wide angle is an interesting option to start capturing all kinds of landscapes, architecture, interior scenes and even portraits (although not as common). However, today we aren’t here to tell you what a wide-angle lens is, what it’s for or how to use it. This post is here to list some of the best targets for landscape photography.

NIKKOR AF-S 14-24mm f / 2.8G ED: Nikon’s best wide angle zoom

NIKKOR AF-S 14-24mm f / 2.8G ED

We can almost certainly say that it’s the brand’s best lens. Even with its variable focus capability it maintains impressive sharpness at the corners using very wide openings. Many experts claim that 14mm and f/2.8 is still the Nikon’s best fixed focal length lens. In short, it’s excellent for full frame and APS-C cameras (with trim factor).

Its viewing angle of 114º at 14mm allows it to capture large portions of the scene and always maintaining optimum quality. We’re talking about a Nikon G-series lens, with nanocrystalline coatings and impressive sharpness.

With all these wonders, there are a couple of points in which this lens suffers. The first is that it’s very big and heavy. The second is that, like almost any good wide angle, it does not allow the use of filters, but instead requires a system of special size filter holder which is very expensive. The third, although understandable, is its price: 1896$.

Canon EF 14mm f / 2.8L II USM: the trophy of the Canon Wide Angles

Canon EF 14mm f / 2.8L II USM

The first version of this 14mm was already excellent, and Canon wanted to reach for the stars with the second, correcting some of the sharpness aspects. Belonging to the Canon L series, it’s a lens designed for professional photographers with magnificent potential.

According to Canon, this lens offers "a perspective superior to human vision," referring to its 114º viewing angle. A wide range accompanied by aspherical lenses and low dispersion to minimize any aberration. It also features an optimized focusing engine and the brand’s excellent Super Spectra coating.

For its part, it suffers from the same ‘disease’ as the Nikon 14-24mm, it doesn’t not allow filter coupling to protect such a costly lens, something that’s scary for any photographer. Its price is 2,099$.

Irix 15mm f / 2.4: Blackstone and Firefly: premium quality at a price

Irix 15mm f / 2.4

If there’s something to emphasize about the Irix 15mm lenses it’s that their features and specifications are those of a premium lens that normally exceeds 1500 dollars. It’s one of the things that’s surprised the many users of Irix. Contrary to what you may think, this series of advantages and innovations is showcased in the 600$ Blackstone version and the tempting 400$ Firefly version. They are available for Canon, Nikon and Pentax; And there’s a Canon adapter for Sony E on the way.

In contrast to other lenses of the same type and others on the market, the Irix 15mm incorporates innovations not seen in others: focus locking ring, rear filter slot, 95mm thread for circular filters, UV reflective marks. and special sealing, among others.

Without going further, in the prestigious magazine Digital Camera, in a comparison of 10 other wide-angle lenses, it was awarded the best price-quality award among all lenses, including Zeiss, Sigma, Tamron or Samyang and other prestigious lenses.

Samyang 14mm f / 2.8: rough polished quality

Samyang 14mm f / 2.8: rough polished quality

The Samyang 14mm f / 2.8 is like a teenager who wants to grow up quick. While it has great quality and value for an angular lens, it still lacks some aspects to be able to be labeled ‘premium’. It is, in fact, a very good alternative for its price and its characteristics, but its performance is far from the previous lenses, especially the Irix 15mm, whose price is practically the same.

The great advantage of the Samyang 14mm is its value for having such good features, such as its f/2.8 aperture or its ability to use almost any camera mount (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Samsung, etc.).

Obviously, there are many other lenses for landscape photography, we didn’t want this to become an innumerable list but rather to highlight some for their value for the money. With the arrival of spring time, we are some of the many who go out to look for the new colors and sensations that springtime landscape photography has to offer. We hope that one of these lenses has inspired you.

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  • April 9, 2017

Best lens for Nikon D7200

Photography for beginners: DX format lens

Although considered an SLR camera in the top-end flagship class, Nikon D7200 is still an APS-C, using a DX format lens which features both high-quality and affordability, so it is well attuned to family users in the group of new-comers to photography who have no intent to upgrade to Full frame camera.

16-85mm or 18-140mm Kit lens

As a necessary tool for this group of users, Kit lens has a frequently and widely used Zoom range, and one lens of this type, Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR, is a DX format lens for daily applications, offering good capability that can even match Nikon “gold ring quality”effect to some extent, and has a very good imaging quality in the Nikon Kit lens family. With an equivalent focal length of 24-127.5mm, it can take large-scene landscape photos in the wide-angle end as well as distant-view pictures in the Telephoto end. (See current price and user reviews on amazon)

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Wilson
Wilson

Thanks for a such useful information

  • April 5, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Dual Camera SmartPhones: is a smartphone camera really good enough for travel nowdays?

Back in the year 2000, a person, whose name I can’t remember, told me about devices of the future during a lecture that I’ve also forgotten the name of.

One of the key questions was whether in the future we’ll be using one device that can do everything, or multiple very specialized devices.

Back then, there was no such thing as proper smartphones, and I couldn’t even imagine, that these would eventually change all our lives.

Nowadays, they’re around everywhere and make conventional cameras feel more and more pedestrian every year.

And with good reason!

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  • April 1, 2017

Galaxy S8 vs S7 vs G6 vs iPhone 7: first test of the S8’s camera against its competitors

Galaxy S8 vs S7 vs LG G6 vs iPhone 7: the first photos taken with the S8 have given us a first-hand look at the capabilities of this new smartphone’s sensor as well as its software optimizations. Photography is really the least innovative aspect of the S8 and S8+, unveiled by Samsung on Wednesday the 29th in New York – since this phone is still using the same sensor as the S7. However, this sensor remains one of the best, if not the best, available on the market.

Galaxy S8

If you have been living in a cave, you probably won’t know that Samsung has just come out with its new, very high-end, smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Even though we already knew everything, or almost everything, about it’s technical specifications even before its release – due to the numerous information leaks – Samsung still managed to impress its audience. The only disappointment was in learning that the sensor would be the same as the one used on the S7, with the exception of the implementation of some software optimizations.

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  • March 20, 2017

Canon EOS M10 vs. M3 vs. M5 – Comparing the Mirrorless Cameras with EF-M Lens Mount

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, Canon has long been in the race with one foot constantly on the brake. There was no flagship model, a very limited selection of lenses, and probably a lack of motivation on Canon’s side to really make an impression on the mirrorless-market.

Since the introduction of the EOS M5 however, these notions seemed to have been overcome. The camera is a worthy opponent to the it’s rivals by Sony, Fuji, and co.

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  • March 16, 2017

Microsoft “turns its back” again on Windows 10 Mobile

The results Microsoft is obtaining with the mobile version of Windows 10 are much worse than what the firm expected in the beginning, even more so if you consider the market penetration this system currently has, if you compare it with other proposals like iOS or Android, it is practically nonexistent.

In fact it’s getting to a point in which, given some of the latest movements from the people at Redmond, it would seem that they are finally starting to give up on their Windows 10 Mobile development. Over the last few months we have seen how Microsoft itself is updating and improving, in many ways, its applications on other mobile platforms such as Android and iOS, rather than Windows 10 Mobile itself.

Windows 10 Mobile

Well, the last movement we saw from Microsoft, does nothing but confirm this assumption, this was done in the last monthly update that was just made available to the general public. In this you can see that, once again, the Redmond firm has ignored the security errors detected in the mobile version of Windows 10, which shows that Windows phones are not exactly one of the main priorities of the company these days.

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  • March 16, 2017

Fujifilm X-T20 vs. XT2, what’s the difference?

First announced in January 2017, and available since March, the Fuji X-T20 is Fujifilm’s latest APS-C hybrid. It completes the X line of products which also includes the X-T2 and the X-Pro2 and it replaces the Fuji X-T10 which was released in June 2015.

This new release serves as a good opportunity for us to revisit the strategy behind Fujifilm’s line of products. What is the difference between the X-T20 and the X-T2 – from which it has borrowed many of its technical characteristics?

The X-T20, a mini X-T2?

Without yet having been able to test the X-T20, we can already say that its case makes it seem like a small version of its larger brother – the X-T2, just as the X-T10 was to the X-T1. It reuses the same sensor: the APS-C X-Trans III with a 24,3 Mpx resolution – with no low-pass filter, accompanied by the latest image processor – the X Pro. Moreover, this is the processor used in the X-Pro2 and the new X100F.

X-T20

Fuji has harmonized its whole X product line by using the same image processor in all of its models: the X100F, the Xpro2, the X-T20 and the X-T2. By doing so, a photographer, going from one model to another, will always end up with the same image. This might seem like an insignificant detail, but for a photographer who uses several devices, knowing that the image will always be the same is a real advantage.

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