From time to time, camera manufacturers issue special edition models of their gear. But this Nikon D500 “Rex Edition” is the most unique so far. A German Shepherd named Rex munched on this camera, which was bought only a day before. As a result, there’s one pretty unusual model of Nikon, to say the least. And what’s even more unusual – the camera is still working.
Are protective lens filters a necessity or a nuisance? Every photographer has their answer to this question, with their own reason to use (or not to use) them. If you still didn’t come up with your decision whether to use filters or not, Photographer Phil Steele could help you with this comprehensive, objective video.
First of all, he discusses which type of filter could be the best for you, and how to determine the ideal price. But also, he deals with an eternal debate – should you use the filter or not?
We are only three days away from the official announcement of Canon 6D Mark II. And over the past couple of weeks, there has been more and more information about it. After the first list of specs, the price and finally, the photos of the camera, there is now a quite detailed list of this camera’s specifications. So, what can you expect?
After the unofficial news about the release of Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, the company now officially announces it, along with the price and the full specs. This is the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens, and it’s made for APS-C DSLR cameras. It covers the range from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, allowing you to shoot in different kinds of situations.
After getting one’s first camera and kit lens, the first question that inevitably follows is “What lens should I buy next?”. For any given manufacturer, there’s such a huge variety. And that’s before you even consider the 3rd parties who produce lenses for that system. And, barring speciality glass like fisheye, macro and tilt shift, they generally fall into two categories. Zoom or prime.
Understanding the advantages that each has over the other can help you to make a more informed decision. This video from Craig Roberts at e6 Vlogs goes over those differences. What advantages they offer over zooms, as well as their pitfalls. With this information, it should help you narrow down your choices to at least a type of lens.
Every time a new camera is coming out, everybody wants to know what it looks like. They usually look pretty much like their predecessors, though. Canon have their own look and ergonomics, and all the other manufacturers have theirs. So, unsurprisingly, the Canon 6D Mark II looks pretty much like the Canon 6D. Nonetheless, photos of the 6D Mark II have now been leaked.
As with most leaked photos that come right before an announcement, these come courtesy of Digicame-info and Nokishita. Along with the photos, there’s some updated specs, answering a couple of questions that still remained a mystery. Specifically, that it will have built in 5-axis stabilisation, first seen in the M5, ISO 102400 (extended), and a burst rate of 6.5fps.
Zeiss has expanded their Milvus line of lenses, and they have officially launched their new 35mm lens. Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF is a faster lens than the previous one of the same length from this line, which featured the f/2 aperture. Because of its speed, it’s especially suitable for portrait photography, according to the Zeiss press release. Of course, it’s also useful for shooting in difficult lighting conditions, and for different types of photography, like landscape, architecture, and interior.
Today, OnePlus has officially announced One Plus 5. It’s their latest smartphone, and according to the camera specs, it’s aimed at photographers (or “phoneographers”). It’s a smartphone with the highest resolution dual-camera system currently on the market. Other than this, it allows a few other features that make it competitive to high-end smartphones like iPhone 7 Plus.
Although new lenses are announced regularly, we must admit there’s a lot of magic in vintage lenses, and many photographers even prefer them. Filmmaker and photographer Mathieu Stern is one of them. He has found another vintage lens that gives great results, yet has a low price.
It’s Konica Hexanon 40mm f/1.8. On eBay, you can find it for under $50. And it can go even cheaper on flea markets – Mathieu got his for the incredible $5. But don’t let the price fool you – with this lens, apparently, you get far more from what you pay for.
According to the source of Nikon Rumors, Tamron is about to announce a new lens. It will be an 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, a zoom lens designed for APS-C DSLR bodies. Going from a wide angle to a telephoto zoom, this will be a lens that gives you a variety of possibilities.