As you guys know, I love my X-Pro2, I'll probably buy an X-Pro3, but one of my hobbies is to always point out and share how dumb and bias pretty much all online reviews are, except for mine of course! :)
The Nikon Z 85mm f1.8 S is an extremely versatile lightweight, yet affordable 85mm f1.8 prime lens. This lens was designed for both photographers and videographers in mind with useful video features like silent focusing and no focus breathing but also a weather-sealed single barrel construction with all internal focusing elements and dual focus motors for improved close focusing capabilities.
I get this question a lot so I thought I would just throw it into a blog post. Surprisingly a lot of the people that are asking me are always considering either the X-T3 or the Z6. But Canon has a lot of potentials and Sony should still be considered a strong choice. As someone that has all the systems and shoots with them each regularly, I’ll tell you what I know and hopefully, some of this will apply to your situation. This is really hard, but I'll do my best to be as honest as possible.
The Sigma FP is a really cool concept that has a lot of potentials, and I'm excited to see where they take it, but it's just still got a long way to go. Lockups, bugs, crazy exposure, terrible display, terrible touch screen interface, cumbersome UI, photos not showing up after taking shots. Here are my first impressions of the Sigma FP.
The Kamlan is an ultra-fast full manual all-metal constructed 50mm f1.1 lens designed for the APS-C mount. The fast f1.1 aperture with the 75mm equivalent focal length produces some very shallow depth of field that is great for portrait photography. The lens also maintains a wide-open sharpness even at far distances making it a great choice for low light photography.
You've probably seen a million comparisons between the A7III and the Nikon Z6, but have you seen any honest comparisons that talk about meaningful features that are actually useful to photographers? Here is the blunt truth.
When I first saw the announcement of the Kamlan 50mm f1.1 version II, I was a bit skeptical and ultimately not interested. The first one was just a swing and missed and unfortunately made me a little skeptical about Kamlan as a brand even though their build quality is always stellar. Then I saw a few images of this new version II lens. Kamlan totally changed it up with a completely new design improving the one thing that would make a huge difference.
I've just wrapped up some of my memory card benchmarks in the Sony A7rIV and noticed something very interesting and exciting. Sony has dramatically improved the speed of UHS-II memory cards in their mirrorless cameras. A few cards in the Sony A7rIV are now clearing the buffer at a rate of about 200MB/s which is very similar to the XQD speeds in the Nikon Z7.
The Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f1.8 is a compact full manual full-frame mirrorless lens. With a bright f1.8 aperture the lens is a fantastic choice for low light shooters or portrait shooters that love that sweat, sweat bokeh. With the small size, affordable price and excellent build quality, the lens is a great choice for photographers looking for a daily carry that can be used in almost any situation.