Wednesday, 31 August 2016

366 Project Month Six - Back to Sony

Back to Sony

On Wednesday June 1, I put away the little Panasonic GM5 I had been using exclusively in May, and brought out the Sony RX1RII. I was expecting a little period of adjustment to deal with the different controls, but what really blew me away was the moment I put the viewfinder of the RX1RII up to my eye.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus, Tamron, Benro, Spyder and Think Tank

In this week's summary:

  • It's here, the Canon 5D Mark IV. Does it live up to expectations?
  • Fuji announce the X-A3 and a new lens.
  • Panasonic and Olympus will be making announcements at Photokina.
  • Tamron announces their 90mm macro will be released for Sony A mount.
  • Some Benro tripods will no longer be available for sale in the USA.
  • Spyder has a new all in one calibration kit, but should you buy?
  • Think Tank releases a new highly requested back-back.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Samyang and Sony

In this week's summary:

  • Images and specifications of the camera many are waiting for, the Canon 5D Mark IV.
  • Fuji is rumoured to soon be announced an X-A3 and a new 23mm f2 lens.
  • Nikon announces the D3400, and is the 1 series still in development?
  • Samyang announces the already announced 14mm f2.8 autofocus lens.
  • Is the Sony A99 Replacement really coming?

Thursday, 11 August 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Nikon, Nissin, Panasonic, Samyang, Sony, Adobe, Eye-Fi and F-Stop

In this week's summary:

  • More about the Canon W-E1 wifi accessory and the 5D Mark IV
  • Nikon has a D3400 on the way
  • Delays in the Nissin i60a, but should you buy?
  • Panasonic is expected to announce two cameras this month
  • Samyang releases another new lens in their summer promotion
  • Sony is rumoured to be busy at work on an a99 replacement
  • Adobe releases a new iteration of Photoshop with some bug fixes
  • Eye-Fi releases some software to extend usage of older Eye-Fi cards, but is it enough?
  • F-Stop abandons the their KitSentry Kickstarter campaign, but doesn't respond to recent reports of company malpractice.

Can the Samyang new lens compete with Sigma and Nikon?

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The problem with the Nissin Air System - read before you buy!

If you’re considering to buy into the Nissin Air System, you should consider the following: if you've bought online or grey market, your product may be unusable with other purchases.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

News and Rumors: Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Samyang, Sony/Zeiss, F-Stop and Instagram

In this week's summary:

  • Canon is rumoured to soon release a cheap wifi adapter for the 7D Mark II.
  • Another patent for the rumoured Nikon 19mm tilt-shift lens.
  • The Olympus E-M1 Mark II might feature a brand new sensor.
  • Another week in the Samyang summer blockbusters - this time an actual new product.
  • Some rumoured lenses from Sony and Zeiss for the FE mount.
  • F-Stop bags - is the company in serious financial trouble?
  • Instagram starts to complete with Snapchat.