Nikon just kicked off one of their biggest lens sales of the year! Some of the discounts look really appealing… others, not so much. I’ll break it down lens by lens with my recommendations below.
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Now that the Sony a7CR and a7C II have been officially announced, I wanted to take a look at how they compare to the rest of the market. To that end, we've published full head-to-head comparison articles between these two cameras and every other camera in our Comparisons Database, for...
To cap off a trio of major announcements today, Sony has revealed the a7CR – an offshoot of their small, lightweight a7C lineup that borrows the company’s highest-resolution 61 megapixel full-frame sensor. Although the original a7C was more of an entry-level full-frame camera, the a7CR definitely isn’t, launching for a price of $3000.
Sony just announced the second camera in their a7C lineup, the $2200 Sony a7C II. Although it’s more expensive than the previous version, Sony has added plenty of new features, including better autofocus and a higher-resolution 33 MP sensor. The a7C II is scheduled to ship this Fall.
Sony just announced the second generation of their pro-level 16-35mm f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom, the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II. This new version is substantially lighter and smaller than the original 16-35mm f/2.8, and it focuses more closely, too. Sony says it will ship in Fall 2023 for an MSRP of $2300.
I can't think of any technology right now that has more hype around it than artificial intelligence. It's not entirely unearned hype, either - I tend to be pretty skeptical of "the next big thing," but some of the feats in the AI world are nothing short of stunning. It's...
Viltrox is one of the few third-party companies that makes autofocus lenses for the Nikon Z system, and I've been eager to test their lenses for a while. The Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8, which I'm reviewing today, is a full-frame autofocus lens available both for the Nikon Z system and...
If you want a 24mm prime lens for the Nikon Z system, two of your options are the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 and the Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S. There’s a major price difference between them, but at least both lenses have autofocus capabilities and a Nikon Z mount! So, which one should you get?
I had the chance to test the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 and Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 extensively in the field – part of my quest to find the best wide-angle prime for the Nikon Z system! Both of these lenses aim for low prices rather than maximum performance, but which is actually better?
One of the few companies that makes third-party, autofocus lenses for Nikon Z (and for Sony E) is Viltrox, a Chinese company focused on prime lenses. The AF 24mm f/1.8 and AF 35mm f/1.8 caught my eye, and I tested them side-by-side in the field and in the lab. Here’s what I found.