Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor Tested at DxOMark

DXOMark just published their review of the sensor inside the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. According to test results Canon EOS-1D X Mark III achieves an overall DXOMark score of 83 points which puts it at the 47th place in all the full-frame and MF sensors.

When we look at similar cameras, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor scores less than the Nikon D850 (100) or the Sony a7R IV (99). To compare the 1Dx MkIII with another sport oriented camera, the Sony a9 II scores significantly better with 93 points.  On the other hand the EOS-1D X Mark III sensor score is even behind the EOS-1D X Mark II (88).

Below is the detailed conclusion:  Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor Tested at DxOMark”

Tokina launches ATX-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF lens and Updates Lens Roadmap

Tokina has announced the ATX-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF lens which is designed for use with Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

Available for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, the Tokina ATX-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF lens contains three aspherical elements along with three low dispersion elements. Other features include a 9-blade diaphragm and a One-Touch Focus Clutch mechanism.

Offering a 17.6-32mm equivalent focal length, the new Tokina lens also has a water-resistant top coat and a multi-layer lens coating.

The US price of the Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF Lens is $529, and it is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. In addition the lens manufacturer released updated lens roadmap for 2020. See below for more dteails.  Continue reading “Tokina launches ATX-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF lens and Updates Lens Roadmap”

Sony Announces Replacement Program for Some SD Memory Cards

Sony has issued a product advisory for three of its SD card product lines, stating video captured with these cards could become corrupted without warning.

The product advisory says cards in Sony’s regular SF-M cards, the TOUGH SF-M series, and the TOUGH SF-G series are affected by an issue wherein ‘data on [the affected cards] may be damaged or data may not be recorded correction when shooting video on a camera in the video speed class mode.’ No further information is provided on what exactly is causing the problem, but Sony says it’s offering replacement cards through March 31, 2022 for SD cards currently under warranty.

Check out the Best CFexpress Cards and Best CFexpress Card Readers.

From Sony: Continue reading “Sony Announces Replacement Program for Some SD Memory Cards”

Best Nikon Macro Lenses in 2020

Here is our list of the best Nikon lenses for macro photography. Macro photography is one of the most popular forms of photography genre. However, it can also be an exercise in frustration if you don’t have the right equipment.

We’ll take a look at some of the best Nikon macro lenses for 2020, what it is that makes them so great, and cover everything you need to know before buying one. Continue reading “Best Nikon Macro Lenses in 2020”

Nikon Z5 & Z30 Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras Coming Soon

Nikon Z30Nikon Z5 are the two entry-level mirrorless cameras which is rumored to arrive soon.

Nikon Z30 will be a basic APS-C mirrorless camera with no EVF. On the other hand Nikon Z5 will be an entry-level full frame and position under the Nikon Z6. This camera is the one that will compete against the Canon EOS RP.

The upcoming Nikon cameras for 2020 includes Nikon Z8 pro full frame mirrorless camera, Nikon Z30 APS-C mirrorless camera, and entry-level Nikon Z5. Check out the details of Nikon Z30, Z5 and Nikon Z8 mirrorless cameras. Continue reading “Nikon Z5 & Z30 Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras Coming Soon”

New Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader

New Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader has been announced. This new Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader is geared towards making the workflow of professional photographers and videographers faster.

Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader Features:  Continue reading “New Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader”

Best CFexpress Card Readers in 2020

Here are the best CFexpress memory card readers? In this article we list the top recommended & fastest CFexpress card readers in 2020.

The CFexpress card is relatively new and it is currently the fastest and the most capable memory card format on the market. CFexpress cards will be the default choice for next-generation stills and video cameras. If you are using a camera with CFexpress/XQD card slot (like Canon EOS-1D X Mar IIINikon D6 and Canon EOS C300 Mark III), you will need a fast CFexpress card, and an additional reliable CFexpress card reader to ensure faster data transfer speeds.

As of writing Sony, Delkin Devices, SanDisk, ProGrade Digital, Lexar has already announced their CFexpress memory cards. According to that we’ve tried to provide some recommendations to get the best out of your cameras and devices. Check out the top recommended and fastest CFexpress card readers in 2020 based on the speed and price.  Continue reading “Best CFexpress Card Readers in 2020”

Nikon Instant Rebates : Up to $500 off on Nikon Lenses & $600 off on Nikon Z6

Nikon released new instant rebates on selected Nikon cameras and lenses for June 2020.

With these Nikon rebates you can get $300 off on NikonD780 bodyup to $600 off on Nikon Z6 bundlesup to $250 off on Nikon Z50 bundles and up to $500 off on Nikon DSLR & mirrorless lenses. All these deals are set to expire on June 28th, 2020.

Below are the detailed savings and direct links to the major US stores.  Continue reading “Nikon Instant Rebates : Up to $500 off on Nikon Lenses & $600 off on Nikon Z6”

Best CFexpress Memory Cards in 2020

Here are the best CFexpress memory cards ? In this article we list the top recommended & fastest CFexpress cards in 2020.

The CFexpress card is currently the fastest and the most capable memory card format on the market. It will be the standard of future memory cards for internal high resolution RAW video recording, because the theoretical maximum speeds are ridiculously high. And the CFexpress card can be supported through firmware update with XQD card compatible cameras. The future will only see more cameras and devices using the CFexpress technology, including the newly announced Canon EOS-1D X Mar IIINikon D6 and Canon EOS C300 Mark III. So, it is highly likely that CFexpress card will be the default choice for future-generation stills and video cameras.

As of writing Sony, Delkin Devices, SanDisk, ProGrade Digital, Lexar has already announced their CFexpress memory cards. According to that we’ve tried to provide some recommendations to get the best out of your cameras and devices. Check out the top recommended and fastest CFexpress cards in 2020 based on the speed and price.  Continue reading “Best CFexpress Memory Cards in 2020”

HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced

Ricoh has officially announced the launch of the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW lens. The 85mm f/1.4 is the second fixed focus lens in the new generation Pentax Star family.

The US price is $1899.95 and shipping will start in mid-June 2020. You can check the available at B&HAdoramaAmazon.

“The Star series is the top of the range for PENTAX lenses, so when developing the new generation, Pentax conducted an extensive review of its in-house standards, demanding the highest performance, even for use with future PENTAX DSLRs, which are expected to deliver even higher image quality and better performance than current models.”, say Pentax. Continue reading “HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4ED SDM AW Lens Announced”