Grand view: A first look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R

11.14.2018 News

I recently had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with a pre-production model of the Fujifilm GFX 50R 51.4-megapixel medium-format rangefinder-style camera. Along with the body I received three Fujinon lenses: a GF23mmF4 R LM WR (approximately equivalent to an 18mm in 35mm format), a GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR (a 25-50mm equivalent) and a GF110mmF2 LM WR (an 85mm equivalent). These all range between $2,300 and $2,800 at full retail price.© FUJIFILMBecause this was a pre-production... Continue Reading >

First look: Nikon Z 6 and Nikkor Z series 50mm lens

11.9.2018 News

In August, Nikon announced the upcoming release of its new mirrorless Z-mount Nikon Z 6 and Nikon Z 7 cameras, and writer-photographer Stan Sholik had an opportunity to train the Z 6 on a variety of subjects in a variety of lighting situations. Here’s his first look at the Nikon Z 6.  About the Nikon Z 6: The Z mount system is a new, larger diameter mount that opens new possibilities in lens design. Mirrorless camera Backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in... Continue Reading >

Nikon Z 7 first look

8.30.2018 Tech

Nikon teased the introduction of its new, full-frame mirrorless cameras—the 45.7-megapixel Z 7 and 24.5-megapixel Z 6—with a series of videos, and formally announced the two on August 23 with press events in Tokyo and New York City. I attended the launch in New York and spent a few hours shooting with a pre-production Z 7 (the Z 6 was not yet available) and several lenses.Design and ErgonomicsNikon DSLR shooters will immediately feel at home with the Z 7. Although, at 5.3 x 4 x 2.7... Continue Reading >

Straightforward: Sigma SD Quattro H Review

April 2018 issue Tech

At a time when major manufacturers seem to be packing every conceivable function into their camera bodies, it’s refreshing that one company is producing a camera with extremely high resolution, simple operation, and a competitive price. The company is Sigma, and the camera is the Sigma sd Quattro H. What it does, it does extremely well, and what it does not do, you may not need. Indeed, its simplicity and ease of use remind me of the days of shooting with 35mm film.UNCONVENTIONAL... Continue Reading >