Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 20mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle shift Lens. The US price of this lens is $1,099 and available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is an ultra-wide-angle shift lens that you cannot resist. On top of the high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D), the lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flares and protecting the front lens element.

The amount of shift is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, making it super easy to capture architectural and interior photography in a corrected perspective. Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift expands Laowa’s Shift Lens line-up giving you an addition option for distinct needs. Continue reading “Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099”

Pentax K-3 III, K-1 & K-1 II Firmware Updates Released

Pentax released the new firmware updates for Pentax K-3 Mark III($1,999.95 at B&HAdorama), K-1 Mark II and Pentax K-1 DSLR.

Download links:

Pentax K-3 Mark III Firmware Version 1.41

Changes to V1.41

[Enhanced features]

  • • Added Astrotracer Type 3. For details refer to the PDF manual.Click here

[Others]

  • Improved AF accuracy and stability during viewfinder shooting.
  • Improved stability for general performance.
  • * When this update is done, the contents of version 1.31 and earlier will be also updated.
  • * When this update is done, you will not be able to restore back to version 1.31 or earlier.

Pentax K-1 Mark II Firmware Version 1.30

[Enhanced features]

  • Added [SATOBI] to Custom Image.

[Others]

  • Improved stability for general performance.
  • * When this update is done, the contents of version 1.21 and earlier will be also updated.
  • * When this update is done, you will not be able to restore back to version 1.21 or earlier.

Pentax K-1 Firmware Version 1.60

Changes to V1.60

[Enhanced features]

  • Added [SATOBI] to Custom Image.

[Others]

  • Improved stability for general performance.
  • * When this update is done, the contents of version 1.55 and earlier will be also updated.
  • * When this update is done, you will not be able to restore back to version 1.55 or earlier.

B&H Photo WPPI Special Deals: Save Big on SD-Cards, MacBooks, Accessories and More

B&H Photo started its WPPI 2022 sale and you can see everything they have to offer here. Some Specials Need Promo Code “BHWPPI22

The big WPPI deals are now online at BHphoto (Click here). You can filter through:

  1. Camera/lens deals
  2. Storage Media Deals (great SD card deals!)
  3. Photo Accessories
  4. Lighting Deals
  5. Computer Deals (Apple MacBooks, Lenovo and more)
  6. Video Gear Deals

Ricoh THETA X 360° Camera now Available for Pre-order

The newly announced Ricoh THETA X 360° Camera is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama for $796.99.

The Ricoh Theta X utilises a new CMOS sensor and image processor that can capture 48-megapixel, 360-degree still images. Users can also select from two image sizes: 11K for high-resolution bright-light indoor photography and 5.5K to capture images easily and efficiently in other conditions.

Ricoh Theta X 360 camera can record 5.7K 360 video and boasts a 2.25-inch touchscreen display. Here are the full details : Continue reading “Ricoh THETA X 360° Camera now Available for Pre-order”

Best CFast Memory Cards in 2022

Looking for the best CFast memory cards for your camera? Here is the full list of our top recommended & fastest CFast cards in 2022.

Currently, Sony, SanDisk, Lexar, Delkin Devices, ProGrade Digital, Angelbird and others have already released their CFast memory cards, but not every CFast memory card will work well with your camera. Like all memory cards, speed and performance are different between the different brands, and some CFast cards can offer better performance than the others. Whether you are a professional cinematographer or a photo enthusiast, buying a fast card is always worth it, or you may have to wait longer for the buffer to clear or end up with recording errors and loose all your footage.

  • Fast write speed provides fast buffer clearing time between burst shots optimizing your shooting experience.
  • Fast read speed can let large files such as 4K video or a bunch of high-resolution images by continuous shooting transfer to PC in seconds.

So, if you want some current recommendations to get the best out of your cameras and devices, here we list the top recommended and fastest CFast cards in 2022 based on the speed and price. Just choose the one you like!

Best CFast Memory Cards

Here are our top recommended and fastest CFast cards in 2022:

  1. Sony G Series CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  2. Delkin Devices Premium 128GB VPG-130 CFast 2.0 Card
  3. ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  4. SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  5. Delkin Devices Cinema CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  6. Lexar 3500x CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  7. Angelbird AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  8. Wise Advanced CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  9. PixelFlash HyperCore CFast 2.0 Memory Card

Any of these make for a good choice.

Best XQD Memory Cards in 2022

Best XQD Memory Cards  for 2022 ! Looking for the best XQD memory cards for your camera ? Here are our top recommended and fastest XQD memory cards in 2022.

With its speed up to 400MB/s, the XQD cards are the fastest memory cards on the market, no other memory cards can beat the XQD cards at the time of writing. And the XQD cards are proven to be robust, durable and reliable and they are ideal for sports, wildlife and action photographers, as well as videographers. Currently, there are only a handful of cameras that accept XQD memory cards, including Nikon D5, D4S, D850, D500 DSLR cameras, Nikon Z6 & Z7, Panasonic S1 & S1R mirrorless cameras and some professional Sony camcorders like Sony FS7. We believe more and more new models will use XQD cards in the future.

But when it comes to XQD cards, the choices are very limited. Sony has pioneered the XQD format, and produces the best cards at the moment. Offering up to 440 MB/s read speeds and up to 400 MB/s write speeds, the Sony G Series XQD cards are the best choice and the most favorite among professional photographers, allowing it to record 4K video and up to 200 continuous raw still image bursts. The affordable Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 memory cards are also amazing, but they are now discontinued, and it is hard to find it in stock anywhere. Sony M Series XQD cards are also discontinued. Another choice is Delkin Devices Premium XQD cards, and Nikon is planing to release their own XQD cards, so we will update this post once they are out.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony G Series XQD Cards 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Delkin Devices Premium XQD Cards 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 (Discontinued) 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Continue reading “Best XQD Memory Cards in 2022”

Best CompactFlash Memory Cards in 2022

If you are looking for the best Compact Flash (or CF) cards for your camera, here is the full list of our top recommended & fastest CompactFlash cards in 2022.

Currently, Lexar, SanDisk, Kingston, Delkin Devices, Transcend and others have released their CompactFlash memory cards, but not every CompactFlash card (or CF card) will work well with your camera. Like all memory cards, speed and performance are different between the different brands, and some CompactFlash cards can offer better performance than the others. Whether you are a professional cinematographer or a photo enthusiast, buying a fast card is always worth it, or you may have to wait longer for the buffer to clear or end up with recording errors and loose all your footage.

  • Fast write speed provides fast buffer clearing time between burst shots optimizing your shooting experience.
  • Fast read speed can let large files such as 4K video or a bunch of high-resolution images by continuous shooting transfer to PC in seconds.

So, if you want some current recommendations to get the best out of your cameras, here we list the top recommended and fastest Compact Flash cards This list of Best CompactFlash Memory Cards in 2022 is based on the speed, price, reliability and durability. Continue reading “Best CompactFlash Memory Cards in 2022”

Best SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards in 2022

Here are the best SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The SD memory card format might be the most widely used and the speed of your SD memory card is extremely important.

With cameras being able to shoot 10 frames per second at 20 megapixels, and 4K video at 60fps, you need an SD card that can write these large files quickly. Not only do the best memory cards need to offer large capacities for storing photo and video files, they also need to be able to transfer data quickly and effectively.

Most card manufacturers offer ranges that give you a choice of SDHC and SDXC, which both broadly do the same thing, just at slightly differing speeds and capacities.  It can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out if a certain card is fast enough and compatible with your camera, so we’ve decided to check out everything available. Use our best SDHC/SDXC memory cards guide. Continue reading “Best SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards in 2022”

Ricoh Released Pentax K-3 Mark III Firmware Update Version 1.31

Ricoh has released a firmware version 1.01 update for its latest flagship Pentax K-3 Mark III APS-C DSLR camera.

Pentax K-3 Mark III body: $1,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Changes to V1.31

[Enhanced features]

  • Added [SATOBI] to Custom Image.
  • Added Tone curve display to Custom Image.

[Others]

    • Improved stability for general performance.

*When this update is done, the contents of version 1.21 and earlier will be also updated.

Download link: Pentax K-3 Mark III Firmware Version 1.31