Recent announcements from Sigma have made a lot of portrait and landscape photographers very happy- the question is, can the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art replace the current favorites from Canon and Nikon? The Sigma Art series prime lenses are steadily taking over the entire range of focal lengths. With the recent announcements, Art primes now cover […]Read more
When Profoto added TTL, High Speed Sync, and studio-level power to the Profoto B1 battery-powered monolight, it was revolutionary. But the newest flash, which the company describes as the “World’s Fastest Monolight,” is built to take the Profoto AirTTL system to the next level with even faster and more powerful lights. The Profoto D2 500/1000 AirTTL monolight may […]Read more
The recently announced Fujifilm X-T2 X Series digital camera is what I can consider part of the next level of Fujifilm’s mirrorless system. I say next level because the bar has already been set pretty high by both Fujifilm’s previous cameras and some other recent additions to the mirrorless market by Sony and others. It […]Read more
Blog by Spencer Lookabaugh. One of the major advantages of the Sony mirrorless E mount is the super-short flange focal distance. The distance from the mount itself to the sensor is one of the shortest of any mount in use today (See: Flange Focal Distance). With the use of an adapter, almost any lens can be used […]Read more
By Spencer Lookabaugh Nikon has really outdone themselves. Their single digit line of cameras has always been the pinnacle of performance in the camera world. From the game changing D3 (one of Nikon’s first full-frame bodies), to the D3x, the highest resolution camera available at on point, to the D810, Nikon has pumping out great […]Read more
I found out that the Fujifilm X-Pro2 will be available the minute we open on March 3rd! I figured I would let y’all know! Since I posted a quote by David Alan Harvey earlier today… From mpex.com: The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 is the new flagship range-finder style camera in the award-winning X-Series line. The X-Pro2 is the pinnacle of […]Read more
Nikon announced the Coolpix S800c, a Wi-Fi equipped camera hosting a full version of Google’s Android Gingerbread operating system.
From the back, the camera is a lot like a phone. It uses a big 3.5-inch touchscreen OLED display that can be used to watch video, surf the web, and pretty much anything else you can do on a typical Android device. It prefers to be connected via the integrated WiFi, but if there’s no open network around, it can send images and videos wirelessly to a compatible tablet or smartphone so they can be uploaded using the data network. It’s a bit like the WU-1a wifi adapter that was announced in concert with the D3200 DSLR. It even has built-in GPS like a smartphone.
Additonally, Nikon announced three other Coolpix cameras: S01, P7700, and L610 (sans Wi-Fi).
What do you think? Is built-in Wi-Fi the next step for cameras?