Which One: Sony a99 II vs Canon 5D Mk IV vs Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1

Canon, Nikon, and Sony have always been at each others’ throats when it comes to full frame DSLRs; but only recently did Pentax also finally step into the game. The Canon 5D Mk IV, Pentax K-1, Nikon D810, and Sony a99 II are all fantastic cameras. They perform well on their own accord and we tried to figure out which one is the best of the bunch.

Take a look at our comparison review testing the Sony a99 II, Canon 5D Mk IV, Pentax K-1, andNikon D810.

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Review: Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 (Canon EF)

In very recent times, lots of companies have started to tout the fact that they can create wide angle lenses with little to no distortion – and the Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 lens is one of those that puts itself to a claim like that. If you’re from the camp of photographers that highly doubts what the company is capable of because you’re a Canon, Nikon, or Sigma user, then I implore you to consider opening your mind up a bit. The Laowa lenses are very good, very affordable, and capable of doing incredible work in the hands of skilled photographers. With an all metal build to them, manual apertures, manual focus, and fantastic image quality all around, there isn’t much someone can complain about when working with a lens like the Laowa 12mm f2.8.

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Review: Canon EOS M5

Years ago, I never believed that Canon would ever build at least a serious attempt at mirrorless cameras. But now, we’ve got one in the form of the Canon M5–and the company has created a really impressive camera overall. Essentially: think of it as being the 80D; except, well, it’s not. It’s significantly smaller, more lightweight, has an EVF, and uses the EF-M mount vs the EF mount.

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Review: Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art (Canon EF)

When you think about where Sigma was in 2011, you wouldn’t at all have thought the company would produce a lens like the Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art lens( $1,599.00 ). In a time where the digital photography world is all about just cranking out product after product, it’s also incredible to see just how well Sigma lenses hold their value after aging for a number of years. With the Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art lens, you get a constant F4 aperture, a bit of weather sealing, a pretty good build quality overall despite heaviness, and really good image quality.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X-T20 (X Mount)

I genuinely loved the Fujifilm X-T10 ( $899.00 ), so when the Fujifilm X-T20 was announced, I was very eager to see how they’d improve an already fantastic camera. Indeed, Fujifilm has outdone themselves yet again. This camera takes a whole lot from the very good Fujifilm X-T2 and gives it the American Skin Milk treatment. You get a lot of the core features of the X-T2 as far as the image quality goes, but you’re not getting some of the most premium features like weather sealing and a few of the ergonomics upgrades.

One thing’s for sure: if you’re a fan of old school SLR style cameras, then you’ll seriously digg the Fujifilm X-T20.

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X100F

Very recently, we had the opportunity to play with the Fujifilm X100F ( $1,299.00 )at an event hosted by Fujifilm. The new camera receives an overhaul in many ways. It has the new 24.3 MP APS-C sensor that the flagship cameras house in addition to a number of other goodies like Acros. The Fujifilm X100F is really targeted at the higher-end enthusiast, professional, documentary photographer, street photographer, etc. It combines a lot of aspects of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 with the more traditional X100 series of cameras.

We took a closer look at the camera for a little bit.

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Review: Leica M10

The Leica M10 has to be one of the worst kept secrets from Leica in a while. Perhaps it’s because it generated a whole lot of excitement, and indeed it’s worth the hype. For the purist photographer, this is bound to be a tool that they’ll closely look at. With a 24MP CMOS full frame sensor, this camera is the company’s smallest M digital camera and this was done by creating a camera that more or less is super densely packed. It’s around the same size as the company’s film M cameras.

We’ve been playing with the Leica M10 for a while now, and in truth, we really like it.

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