Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter

Techart releases the TZC-01, an adapter that makes it possible to mount and use autofocus Canon EF lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Techart says the TZC-01 will work with EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss. In addition to ‘native’ autofocus performance, the lenses will also maintain aperture control, stabilization features and EXIF data. In total, Techart lists 62 lenses it says are proven compatible with the adapter: Continue reading “Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter”

Manfrotto Unveils Pro Rugged Memory Cards

Manfrotto Unveils Pro Rugged Memory Cards Manfrotto has launched a range of memory cards that it claims is the strongest on the market. Comprising of SD, MicroSD and CompactFlash models, the Pro Rugged series is claimed to combine high-speed performance with waterproof, crush-proof and temperature-proof build quality that can withstand extremes of use and conditions.

The Pro Rugged line features SD, microSD, and CF cards that are reportedly three times stronger than regular SD cards. They feature a solid molded plastic design that allows them to withstand over 44 lbs. of impact, -25°C to 85°C temperatures, and water submersion for up to 72 hours (at least for the SD and microSD cards).

The Pro Rugged MicroSD cards are V30 rated, offer 90MB/s read/write speeds and come in 64 and 128GB capacities, while the CompactFlash cards are UDMA 7 rated, offer 160MB/s and 130MB/s read/write speeds and also come in 64/128GB varieties. The CF cards aren’t waterproof but Manfrotto claims they are made from tougher materials than most cards, that they will last longer and that they can withstand a 35kg impact. They are suited to use in temperatures of between freezing and 70 degrees C.

Manfrotto Pro Rugged memory cards are now available through the brand’s website. They have retail prices of $115 for a 64GB SD, $225 for a 128GB SD, $32 for a 64GB microSD, $42 for a 128GB microSD, $80 for a 64GB CF, and $150 for a 128GB CF. The SD cards are currently being offered at 50% off.

Irix Full Frame Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens Announced

Irix have announced a new Cine lens, the 45mm T1.5, which will be the third full-frame cine lens suitable for shooting with 8K Ultra HD cameras from Irix.

The new lens is designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras and is based on a completely new optical design which includes four elements made of high refraction glass, one extra-low dispersion lens and one aspherical lens. Continue reading “Irix Full Frame Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens Announced”

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens Officially Announced, Price : $7,996.95

In addition to the Nikon Z50 APS-c mirrorless camera, Nikon has officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens is a large aperture, standard 58mm prime focal-length, manual-focus lens positioned at the very top of the S-Line.

The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will ship from 31st October 2019 and cost $8000. Continue reading “Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens Officially Announced, Price : $7,996.95”

GoPro Hero8 Black First Impressions

GoPro Hero8 Black has been announced here are the first impressions and additional coverage of the action camera.

GoPro has unveiled the brand new Hero8 Black right on schedule, debuting Hypersmooth 2.0 stabilization, modular lighting, microphone and display accessories, a built-in foldable mount, something they call ‘digital lenses’ for in-camera crop, and much more!

GoPro HERO8 Black: $399.99 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Release date is October 15, 2019.  Continue reading “GoPro Hero8 Black First Impressions”

GoPro Hero8 Black: Price, Specs, Release date

GoPro has officially announced the GoPro Hero8 Black – price tag $399 (pre-order at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama) and a release date of October 15 – which builds on its video capabilities and some of GoPro’s signature technologies.

GoPro has unveiled the brand new Hero8 Black right on schedule, debuting Hypersmooth 2.0 stabilization, modular lighting, microphone and display accessories, a built-in foldable mount, something they call ‘digital lenses’ for in-camera crop, and much more!

Boasting the same traditional body design, the GoPro Hero8 Black uses a 12-megapixel sensor that can record 4K (3840 x 2160) footage at 60, 50, 30, 25 and 24fps in 16:9, as well as 4:3 4K at 30, 25 and 24fps. Slow-motion fans will appreciate its 2.7K at 120 and 100fps capability.

The Hero8 Black can also record 2.7K in 16:9 at 60, 50, 30, 25 and 24fps, or50, 50, 30, 25 and 24fps 4:3 footage. Continue reading “GoPro Hero8 Black: Price, Specs, Release date”

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Smartphone With 108MP Camera

Xiaomi has debuted another innovative smartphone with the announcement of the Mi Mix Alpha with a 108MP camera and an almost all-screen design.

Mi MIX Alpha showcases an innovative Surround Screen with a screen-to-body ratio of more than 180.6%. The device features the world’s first 108MP camera, and is crafted with a one-of-a-kind combination of titanium alloy, ceramics and sapphire to make for a revolutionary concept phone. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha Smartphone With 108MP Camera”

Lexar & ProGrade Digital Announced Their CFexpress Memory Cards

In addition to the new SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B, Lexar and ProGrade Digital also announced their CFexpress memory cards.

The newly announced Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera now supports CFexpress cards, and the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and Nikon D6 will probably support the CFexpress cards.

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”

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”