Nikon, Leica and Olympus will not Attend Photokina 2020 Show

Nikon, Leica and Olympus will not take part in the next 2020 Photokina show in Germany.

The 2020 show follows a fallow year in 2019. Back in 2018 the show’s organisers announced that Photokina would cease to be held biannually and would become an annual event in May of each year.

However, organisers later announced that the annual schedule would begin in 2020, pushed back from its originally proposed May 2019 slot. Continue reading “Nikon, Leica and Olympus will not Attend Photokina 2020 Show”

Canon EOS Ra Astrophotography Camera Coming in 2020

Canon is planning to introduce a full frame mirrorless camera in EOS R lineup dedicated for astrophotography. This model will be named as Canon EOS Ra, and it is already appeared on an internal Canon roadmap for 2020.

In the past, Canon has released several DSLR models such as EOS 20Da and EOS 60Da for astrophotography. Currently, there is no specs about this EOS Ra full frame astrophotography camera..

Canon also has mentioned the Canon EOS Ra in an EOS R leaflet on one of their official sites. You can download the leaflet here. Continue reading “Canon EOS Ra Astrophotography Camera Coming in 2020”

Profoto C1 Plus and C1: Specs, Price Release Date Announced

Profoto has announced the new C1 and C1 Plus studio lights for smartphones. The US price for Profoto C1 is $299, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. The US price for Profoto C1 Plus is $499, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Profoto products can also be used with mirrorless and DSLR cameras, but as they can both be controlled by Profoto’s iPhone app, a smartphone is a natural partner. Continue reading “Profoto C1 Plus and C1: Specs, Price Release Date Announced”

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens

Dustin Abbott completed his exhaustive review of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.

The Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports is a hyper-telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, and APS-C sensor cameras with an effective increase in the focal length. Designed for the professional sports and wildlife shooter, the Sigma 500mm F4 is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with a price tag of $5999.99 in the US. Check availability at Amazon USAB&H PhotoAdorama.

The review below comes with a rich set of test shots and discusses every aspect of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.  Continue reading “Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens”

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review with Sample Images

DPReview TV’s Chris and Jordan reviewed the new Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera.

Boasting an enhanced 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 51200), the Canon EOS M6 Mark II ($849 at AmazonB&HAdorama) makes it easy to capture sharp, inspiring images and videos, wherever or whenever the moment strikes. And it is capable of recording UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video and shooting up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking as well as capturing a remarkable 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities.

You can watch the Canon EOS M6 Mark II review below and check out the sample pictures gallery here. Continue reading “Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review with Sample Images”

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Rumors Update (6K Video No Crop, New DIGIC and IBIS)

According to latest rumors, the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will arrive in 2020, ahead of Tokyo Olympic games.  1D X Mark III is rumored to have very exciting specs that promise to compete with, and possibly outperform, Nikon’s upcoming D6.

EOS-1D X Mark III will be able to shoot 6K video with no crop, feature dual CFexpress card slots, new DIGIC image processor, and IBIS. Take a look at the first rumored specs of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III below: Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Rumors Update (6K Video No Crop, New DIGIC and IBIS)”

SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds

SLR Magic has added a pair of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) ‘MicroPrime’ lenses to its cinema lineup: the MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 and the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4.

The MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups and weighs 700g (1.57lbs), while the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4 is constructed of 6 elements in 5 groups with a weight of 630g (1.39lbs). The lenses, which will retail for $599 a piece at authorized retailers, round out SLR’s MFT lineup alongside the 12mm T2.8 and 18mm T2.8.

With the new lenses, SLR Magic’s Cine range for Micro Four Thirds now includes the 12mm T2.8, 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.4 optics.  You can buy SLR Magic optics at Adorama. Continue reading “SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds”

Sony A7R IV High ISO Test

Sony A7R IV High ISO test results now available on the web. Sony a7R IV has a full-frame 61MP BSI-CMOS sensor with a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range.

So we have high ISO test samples at Dpreview’s studio comparison tool. You can check out the link at the end post if you want to play with other cameras. Before that let’s take a look at what ISO rating the noise starts to show off in Sony A7R IV RAW and JPEG files.

Sony a7R IV body: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Below you can find Sony A7R IV High ISO Test results.  Continue reading “Sony A7R IV High ISO Test”

Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS M6 Mark II. Check out the list of top recommended & fastest SD cards for Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera.

The Canon EOS M6 Mark II has only one SD card slot that fully supports UHS-II SD cards. It is the first EOS M camera to feature support for the super fast UHS-II memory cards. So that means you can take advantage of the ultra high read speeds (transfer speed) and write speeds (fast buffer clearing time) of UHS-II cards to get the best performance out of your Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera.

Boasting an enhanced 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 51200), the Canon EOS M6 Mark II ($849 at AmazonB&HAdorama) makes it easy to capture sharp, inspiring images and videos, wherever or whenever the moment strikes. And it is capable of recording UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video and shooting up to 14fps with AF and AE tracking as well as capturing a remarkable 30fps when using RAW Burst Mode with pre-shooting capabilities.

If you are a new Canon M6 Mark II user and desire the highest performance of your camera, or love 4K video revording and burst shooting, we highly suggest you pick up an UHS-II SD card from the list below,

Below are the top recommended & fastest best memory cards for Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera.

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