In what has to be one of the coolest tools on the market today, Aputure has taken its original DEC adapter and made it better by integrating a .75x focal reducer in to the adapter for micro 4/3 cameras. This focal reducer provides an additional 1 stop advantage in light, shallower depth of field, and the reduction of focal length. The main feature of the DEC Lens adapter though is the ability to remotely focus and control aperture 2.4G wireless remote. The controller offers variable speed control for focus pulls up to 30 seconds, A-B control for perfect focus pulls between 2 set points, and even control of aperture and record directly from the remote. Check out more details as well as additional order options after the break.
Aputure DEC Lensregain Adapter for M/43
Aputure DEC Wireless Focus for E Mount
Aputure DEC Wireless Focus for M/43
Canon has just announced the Canon ME200-SH Camera along side a new 18-80mm T4.4 Cine lens. The Canon ME200-SH brings a super 35mm CMOS sensor and dual pixel AF used in Canon's cinema cameras to modular body design. The camera itself is limited to 1080P at 60P video and will cost $4,999 when it arrives in August. It certainly seems like Canon is still attempting to separate their cinema camera line from traditional DSLRs and mirrorless options both in terms of price and video related features. I'm not sure how long that will last. The Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF lens is also available for $5,225. In case you are interested, the Canon ME200-SH and 18-80mm T4.4 are available for preorder. More info on the way...so stay tuned for updates.
Canon ME200-SH Camera: Adorama | B&H
Canon 18-80mm Cine Lens: Adorama | B&H
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Check out the full video review after the break
The 3Pod Orbit tripod is probably the coolest tripod I've ever used. With a telescoping center, this tripod has so many uses up its sleeve. In addition, the quality and fit & finish seemed top notch. It's available in both aluminum and as a carbon fiber tripod so check out this tripod review for details.
Purchase: 3POD Orbit
These are my 2 favorite Sony E mount to Canon EF mount adapters so I wanted to put them head to head to see which one is the best for the new Sony A6300 and to test autofocus performance with each adapter. Check out the results in the video after the break!
B&H Photo: Metabones Mark IV | Fotodiox
Purchase today: B&H Photo
The Sony A7sII definitely caught me by surprise. Only a few weeks after completing the review of the awesome Sony A7RII, Sony introduced another killer camera this time with internal 4k recording, in body Image Stabilization, S-log 3, a new 169 point AF system, and more new features to further separate Sony from the rest of the pack. So I’ve taken this camera through it’s paces shooting everything from weddings to landscapes to see if the A7sII is a worthy upgrade and if it's time you jump from the traditional DSLR to this mirrorless powerhouse.
Purchase the A7SII: B&H Photo
The 70-300mm lens retails for $1199 and fills a much needed gap in Sony's lens selection over 200mm. It also has a decent .31x magnification and image stabilization which could be a great option for many Sony users.
Preorder these lenses today:
Sony FE 50mm F1.8: B&H Photo
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6: B&H photo
Sony has just introduced a new radio flash system for their cameras, something desperately missing to compete wit Canon and Nikon. The new system uses the FA-WRC1M Radio Commander to communicate with the FA-WRR1 Radio receiver (sorry, no new flashes) and your existing Sony flashes. With a maximum range of 30M, control of 15 separate flash units in 5 groups, and flash sync speeds of 1/250th of a second, this looks like a solid unit. Pricing and detailed specifications will be released at a later date so for now, feast your eyes on the picture above.
Some huge deals are available through March 13th on a variety of gear. Thanks to wppi, these are often some of the best sales you can find!
My favorite Sigma ART lenses, Sony A7 series cameras, and Canon/Nikon bodies and lenses are some of the major specials. Also some great prices on accessories if you need some (and who doesn't).
I'll start off by saying I'm not in love with the naming procedure here but we now have a new series of high end cameras from Nikon (think Sony RX10 and RX100) called the DL series. Beginning with 3 models, each named for their respective focal lengths, these cameras bring non-removable lenses with wide apertures, awesome features, to relatively compact bodies. Ranging in price from $649-999, there are also different features between the 3 models in addition to their focal lengths. Check out the details of each model after the break.
Nikon DL24-85 - $649 | B&H | Adorama
Nikon DL18-50 - $849 | B&H | Adorama
Nikon DL25-500 - $999 | B&H | Adorama
The Engineers at Sigma are clearly operating on another level with this one. In what might be the best APS-C Portrait lens ever created, Sigma has introduced the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 HSM Art to an unexpected crowd. With an 80-160mm Equivalent focal range and a constant F1.8 aperture, this Sigma lens hits the coveted 85mm and 135mm focal lengths with room to spare. The Sigma 50mm and 35mm F1.4 Art lenses are probably my favorite prime lenses and if the previous Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens (review) is any indication, this is definitely a lens you will want to own when it becomes available in April. Check out more details after the break.
Sigma 50-150mm F1.8 $1,099 - B&H | Adorama