During the reviews of the Nikon D300s, D3s and D3x, the 70-200mm F2.8 ED VR II almost always was around. It is an excellent lens for the Nikon system and users will be very satisfied with the results they get. Conclusions are after the jump.
The Canon 60D has been a hot topic of conversation as has the 1Ds Mk IV. Photographers everywhere are wondering what it is going to be like since the T2i and the 7D really do fill the niche to take on any possible competitors. Here’s what seems plausible so far.
Canon 5D Mk II firmware 2.0.3 was well received and I previously demoed what it was capable of. For users that say that the 50mm F1.8 II is a terrible lens, consider it for video in the video I shot for 2D-x.com.
The Canon 50D and the XSi are available at B&H for $1,099 with $100 instant savings and $599.95 respectively. What’s better about this is that there is also free shipping. While you’re at it you also may want to check out some of the best budget lenses for the system.
Leica is apparently embracing Facebook more and more these days as is evident from their former status. They announced today that their Facebook fans will be the first to know about the new camera that will come out. According to PhotoRumors, we are to be expecting the new camera tomorrow and it will be the V-LUX 20.
A while ago at the Leica Roadshow in NYC, the S2 was presented to all who attended. The camera, Leica’s main entry into the professional medium format space, is one that surprised all during the seminar. Being a 37.5MP beast of a camera, when one actually holds it they notice that it is actually more elegant that it is a monster. However, it does have a couple of quirks; as do most medium format cameras.
Though only by a hair, the Sony A550 has beat the T2i. However, also look at the low-light ISO readings. The A550 does beat it, if only perhaps for the less megapixels on a slightly larger APS-C sized sensor (Nikon and Sony have a larger one than Canon.) Despite this is not something to jump all over, it is still quite interesting to note.
After spending a long time with the Nikon D3x, the review is finally over. The D3x is an excellent camera with an excellent build. However, it seems a bit too niche for most photographers. More conclusions after the jump.
The Nikon D300s review has been completed for a while now and so I am not taking my time to type up my complete thoughts on the camera along with post all links in the review diary. My conclusions are after the jump.