Category Archives: Photography

Kipon announces EF-S to E-mount adpater with variable ND filter


Kipon Japan announced the EF-S to E-mount electronic adapter with built-in variable ND filter. The suggested retail price of the Kipon EF-S to E-mount adpater is 45,000 yen (excluding tax). This makes the price tag around $450. Available at Adorama and Amazon. This unique KIPON autofocus lens adapter mounts Canon EF series lenses on Sony E-Mount mirrorless cameras. It controls f-stop and depth ofContinue Reading

Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC Full Frame Lens Patent


Tamron filed a new zoom lens patent in Japan. The new patent describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for cameras with full-frame image sensors. Tamron has many good high maginifcation lenses especially ideal for macro and portrait photography. This lens also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This would be good news for the current Sony A7-series E-mount camera users. AsContinue Reading

Ricoh Theta SC camera officially annoucned


Ricoh officially announced the launch of the Ricoh Theta SC. The 360-degree camera provides effortless usability for first-time 360-degree camera users and a range of basic features. The Theta SC from Ricoh is essentially a stripped-down version of the Theta S. This mid-class model offers the same twin spherical lenses with 14MP sensors. It also allows a five minute limit onContinue Reading

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 lens test results


Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 lens test results published by DxOMark.  Tested on the Nikon D810, the prime optic achieved an excellent sharpness and uniformity. The Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens from Zeiss features a fast maximum aperture along with a unique spherical design to produce especially smooth bokeh for selective focus applications. The lens achieved a score of 46 and ranks high in their database. AccordingContinue Reading

Iridient Developer Version 3.1.1 Released


Iridient Digital has released Iridient Developer Version 3.1 update.  The raw image file conversion and photo processing software for Mac OS fixes several issues. The program adds support for the latest RAW camera models like Fujifilm X-T2, Canon 5D Mark IV, Olympus E-PL8, Panasonic G80, G85, LX10, LX15, Nikon D3400 and Pentax K-70. This update improves automatic hot pixel removal for Fujifilm X-Trans modelsContinue Reading

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro Lens Test Results


Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro lens test results published by DxOMark.  Tested on the Nikon D810, the macro optic achieved an excellent result overall. The bright telephoto prime is the fastest 100mm macro lens on the market and closes the gap between long range and breathtaking close-up shots. The lens achieved a score of 40 and ranks high in their database. According to DxOMark test, the lens has optimumContinue Reading

Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 lens announced for mirrorless cameras


Lens baby has announced the Trio 28mm f/3.5 lens designed specifically for mirrorless camera users. Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 lens features a compact 3-in-1 lens design that combines their Twist, Velvet & Sweet selective focus optics into a single lens. A simple rotation of the lens lets you switch between the three effects. Focusing is done using theContinue Reading

Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens test results


Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens test results published by DxOMark.  The wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras performed high speed with high performance. Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens test results shows very good sharpness with a score of 25 points. The lens tested on Nikon D5300 DX-fromat digital SLR camera. According to DxOMark test, they find the optic has relatively good control of distortionContinue Reading

Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera coverage


Hasselblad X1D medium-format mirrorless camera displayed at Photokina 2016. The X1D comes with a 50MP CMOS sensor. With dust and weather-sealing the camera is ergonomic and compact. It offers a native ISO sensitivity between 100-25600 range and is capable of 1080/30p HD video. The medium format camera uses a new lens mount accepting XCD lenses. The 45mm F3.5 and aContinue Reading

Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap for Sony E mount full-frame cameras


Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap for Sony E mount full-frame cameras displayed at Photokina 2016 event. According to the Tokina lens roadmap, the company is planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 apertureContinue Reading