Golden Gate Bridge With The X-Pro 2

Golden Gate Bridge With Flowers

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 - Fujinon 23mm f1.4 - ISO 400, f8, 1/80

I've been to the Golden Gate Bridge many many times, but this was the first and only time where the weather actually did something interesting. And I wasn't even planning on shooting here, there were even whales breaching under the bridge while shooting this.

I had along with me my Sony A6300, but only a Voigtländer 35mm Ultron lens at the time (which wasn't quite wide enough), but also my Fujifilm X-Pro 2 with the 23mm f1.4. It turns out the 23mm lens gave me the perfect perspective that allowed me to frame the bridge and the flowers in one shot. See my Voigtländer 35mm f1.7 review.

I also left my tripod in the car so ended up shooting this handheld with only a single exposure. There was still enough light so it seemed to be fine.

Although the Sony A6300 is a lot of fun and now one of my favorite cameras, the X-Pro 2 has just such a unique look that makes me keep coming back for more. The camera also seems to handle dynamic range a little better. I'm not sure if it has better range, probably not, but it seems to produce images like this that are easier to work with straight out of camera.

And by the way, between the two, battery life seems about the same, as long as you turn off the camera after each use since the X-Pro 2 has a two minute auto off, where as the Sony can be set to something like 10 seconds. Makes a huge difference in battery performance. Come on get with it Fujifilm, this is a no brainer. :)

Best Memory Card For The Nikon D7200

Fastest Memory Card Nikon D7200

The Nikon D7200 gives photographers everything they could want from an APS-C camera in a DSLR body (minus 4k video) and at a great price. While not Nikon's flagship APS-C camera, it does deliver on specs. It's quick, it has a great sensor and it's an all around very durable camera.

To find the best memory cards for the Nikon D7200, we put it through the memory card speed test and the results were surprising. 

Sandisk Drops Price On SD Memory Cards

Sandisk Drops Price On Memory Cards

Sandisk has cut the price on their memory cards making them one of the best buys for memory cards. Now is the time buy!

The price cut includes both UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards.

To see which memory card perform the best in your camera go here, or use the menu on the top of this page.


Order Links

Sandisk Memory Cards - Amazon / Adorama


Sony A7rII / A7sII New Firmware - XAVC Recording with SDHC Cards

Sony has issued a new firmware for the Sony A7rII and A7sII that will now allow XAVS S video to be recording on SDHC memory cards.

Before you had to have SDXC memory cards, or memory cards larger than 64GB to record XAVC or 4k video on Sony cameras.

I’ve seen people trick their cameras into using SDHC memory cards before so it was always plausible that this feature could work.

Sony cameras are notoriously bad at dealing with memory cards and what update tells us is that Sony is finally looking at the way their cameras interface with memory cards and improving upon them.

Hopefully there are more improvements behind the scenes that fix the compatibility issues Sony cameras randomly have with memory cards, figures crossed. Update: It does not.

This could also mean we’ll see this same update roll out into all of Sony’s other 4k cameras.

Firmware Release Notes

See the official firmware notes


Download Firmware

Sony A7rII / ILCE-7RM2: Firmware 3.20

Sony A7sII / ILCE-7SM2: Firmware 2.10

Best SD Memory Card For The Sony A6300

Best SD Memory Card Sony A6300

The Sony A6300 is Sony's flagship / big brother to the A6000 with the main difference being 4k video recording. But Sony cameras are notorious for having issues not accepting memory cards when shooting 4k. 

In this guide, I've tested all the most popular memory cards with the Sony A6300 to determine the fastest memory cards and also the best performing overall.