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.
If you live in a humid climate, you know how quickly mold and fungus can consume everything. The same is true of your lenses and camera gear. Humidity is a killer, feeding any mold spores that have made their way into lenses, creating fuzzy spots that will ruin your glass. I've even had it happen to one of my lenses when living in Los Angeles and it's not even that humid there. Here are some really cool and inexpensive tricks to protect your lenses from humidity.
The Drobo 5D is one of the latest storage raids by Drobo that features a 5 disk array with a thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connection. Drobo has gotten a sort of bad reputation over the last few years; many photographers gave up on them. But have they improved? Are they worth using again? To find out, I took the risk and purchased one to test out. So far, I'm pretty happy.
The Lensmate Fuji X100T Thumbrest has arrived and I thought I would take a few photos of what the black version looks like and share with you my experiences using it.