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Deal Alert: Get SanDisk 32 and 64GB SDXC Extreme Class 10 Cards at Steep Discounts

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Today only, B&H is offering a rather nice deal on two of their 32 and 64GB SanDisk SDXC Extreme Class 10 SD cards. With maximum write speeds of 45MB/s, they’re a great option to have as either your main memory solution, or a back-up in bodies with dual card slots. Read more…

Move Over Nokia: DxOMark Mobile Crowns Experia Z2 New Smartphone Photo King

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It’s been a good weekend for Sony from a photography standpoint. First they manage to keep the new full-frame A7s E-Mount camera a secret until only two days before it was officially announced, and now the Experia Z2 has dethroned the Nokia 808 PureView in DxOMark Mobile’s rankings. Read more…

DJI Gives Popular Phantom 2 Quadcopter a Plus-Worthy Update

Less than six months after releasing their second iteration of their Phantom Drone, DJI is back at it again with another, albeit somewhat smaller, update to what is likely the most-frequently featured quadcopter on PetaPixel. Read more…

DigitalRev Pits the Canon 1D X Against the Nikon D4s in Paparazzi Style Shootout

The Canon 1D X is a couple of years old by now, but that doesn’t mean it can’t hold its own with the big boys of today. And so DigitalRev decided to put the camera up against Nikon’s new D4s in a paparazzi-style shootout that you’ll either find funny or annoying, depending on how you feel about DigitalRev humor in general. (Note: There are a few curse words and some innuendos in the video. Might be better to save this one for after work.) Read more…

Canon Is Allegedly Charging Customers To Repair Known Issues With Gear

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Last week, we told you about an internal memo published by Canon Rumors that supposedly revealed Canon’s 1D X (and likely 1D C) cameras were having autofocusing issues in sub-freezing temperatures. But it seems that might have only been the tip of the internal service memo iceberg. Read more…

Sony’s New A7s is a 4K-Capable Mirrorless Full-Frame with Insane ISO Sensitivity

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The presentation is over — although you can still watch the replay for yourself here — and as rumored, Sony has added one more full-frame mirrorless camera to its Alpha 7 arsenal: The A7s. Read more…

Live Stream: Watch Sony Announce the 4K Full-Frame 12MP A7s Live at NAB

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Normally, when a camera announcement is about to drop, we wait for the official word and then summarize the good parts for you in a post. But since it’s Sunday evening and rumor has it this is a fairly video-specific announcement, we thought we’d do something a bit different.

In 30 minutes, Sony’s NAB presentation is set to go live, and instead of watching that ourselves and then telling you about the Sony A7s that will supposedly be announced, we thought we’d just let you watch it for yourself. And if you’re checking this late, don’t worry: the embed will have a link to the replay so you can watch the presentation, too. Read more…

I Sing of OLAF: Lensrentals Names Its New Gizmo, May Offer Optical Testing for Cheap

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I have a couple of things to talk about today. First, is to announce the winner of our name the new machine contest. Second is to answer about 1,000 people‚Äôs questions regarding optical testing and adjustment. Read more…

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the Same Level

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When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to beat out Canon and Nikon, they intended to blow them out of the water, stating that they were aiming to make the lens as good, if not better, than the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*.

Last month we shared a somewhat shady review of the lens, which came with plenty of skepticism, so today we’re sharing with you a review from a much more reputable source, SLR Gear. Read more…

Eizo Announces Two AdobeRGB Monitors Built with Photographers in Mind

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Looking to make the lives of photographers across the globe a little bit easier, high-end Japanese display company Eizo Corp has unveiled two new ColorEdge-series monitors that are sure to raise a few eyebrows. Read more…