July 30, 2018 Donald Scarinci

The Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ultra-wide lens is a bargain at around $300. The lens, which debuted last year, is designed for DX-format F-mount DSLRs where it provides a 15-30mm equivalent focal length range. Overall, the lens performs surprisingly well given the price point. It far surpasses any kit lens. To start, it includes Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, a feature that is often absent in lower-priced lenses and can prove invaluable when shooting handheld and in low light. The Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR also features a pulse stepping motor AF system, which benefits both video and…

July 16, 2018 Donald Scarinci

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) recently announced the winners of the annual TIPA WORLD AWARDS for the Best Imaging Products of 2018. When it comes to photography, Nikon won big. The Nikon D850 won for Best DSLR Professional, while the Nikon D7500 was awarded Best APS-C DSLR Expert. In addition, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4Fl ED VR was named the Best Professional Lens. Photo from bhphotovide.com Along with cameras and lenses that cover every category, from entry level to professional, the TIPA WORLD AWARD winners included a wide range of products and services…

July 2, 2018 Donald Scarinci

Sigma continues to expand its offering of mirrorless lenses. Its latest entry is the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens. Photo from Mirrorless Comparison The high performance prime lens is designed for APS-C Mirrorless cameras, including Sony E mount and Micro Four Thirds. On a Sony E-mount APS-C format camera, it is equivalent to 24mm, while on a Micro Four Thirds ILC it functions as a 32mm medium-wide. It also fully accommodates Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF. With a fast, bright f/1.4 aperture, the mirrorless lens excels in low-light conditions. While intended for nature and event…