Cheap Photo: Nikon D610 Savings and Average Joe Workshop Deals!

Nikon’s D850 is busy winning the hearts and minds of DSLR owners on the market for a brand new camera, but another Nikon camera is available for a great deal right now – the D610. Nikon’s budget entry level full frame DSLR isn’t getting talked about much these days, but it is a solid performer for anyone interested in a full frame setup on a budget.

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New Patents Further Point to Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless System

We have been following reports for months now that Nikon is at work on a full frame mirrorless system to take on Sony in the full frame mirrorless segment. These reports have been based, at least in part, on Nikon confirmations of a ‘pro’ mirrorless system that they have in development. However, to this point, no official confirmation has been made in regards to the system being full frame or not. But we have been given yet another clue pointing to a full frame mirrorless system. Continue reading…

Reports of a Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera System Continue to Come In

We still find it somewhat amazing that no one has yet challenged Sony in the full frame mirrorless market. It is to the point now that any serious contender to the FE system will need to be pretty great right out of the gate, as Sony has had many years not to perfect and work the kinks out of their system. One big idea that has been floating around is that Canon will be entering the full frame mirrorless arena, possibly with an EF Mount!

These reports first started in 2014 and showing up in 2016 with seriousness, and some reported even said the system may be launched as soon as 2017, but now the consensus is that this system may have been delayed to 2018 due to issues with the EF mount in a mirrorless form factor. This makes sense, the mount was designed for mirror based SLR/DSLR AF systems, and getting it to work with mirrorless systems is an understandable hurdle. However, there was a pellicle mirror camera designed for the system.

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Nikon Patent Reveals Nikon Pro Mirrorless May Have Pellicle Based F-Mount Adapter

We have been hearing a lot on the wind about Nikon’s current ambition for launching a pro-focused mirrorless system. But one of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds was regarding what sort of mount would the system use. Would they go with a completely new mount, or find a way to use the F Mount – well a newly discovered patent may indicate one direction that Nikon is considering. Continue reading…

Portrait Focal Lengths, Putting Myths Aside For Clarity

Surely you have run into this situation while trying to get a better handle on what sort of lenses and gear you should invest in for portraits. You have a small space and you are asking for wide angle lens suggestions and everyone goes off the deep end about not using wide angle lenses for portrait without actually explaining why; or by using over simplified responses like ‘bad distortion!’ Continue reading…

Sample Images: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 for Sony Full Frame E-Mount

We’ve spent some time with the new Rokinon 35mm f2.8 for Sony E mount cameras and are liking it in many ways. Rokinon’s glass has long been underrated in the industry and they’re somewhat overshadowed by the likes of Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss. But when it comes down to it, they’re fantastic lens makers. Perhaps a part of it has to do with the fact that many Rokinon lenses don’t have autofocus. But Rokinon is starting to fix that. For example, the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 is made for Sony full frame E mount cameras and is designed to be small, sharp, and have autofocus. It’s significantly more affordable than the Sony version but lacks any sort of weather resistance.

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