Additional Coverage of Meike MK 85mm f/2.8 Lens

Additional coverage of the Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 macro lens with several video reviews. The mirrorless macro lens is now in stock at B&H and Amazon. The lens was announced back in 2017.

Meike 85mm f/2.8 Macro lens is available for Canon and Nikon DSLR as well as Sony, Fuji and MFT mount mirrorless cameras.

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Canon EOS R Gets DxOMarked

DxOMark published their Canon EOS R sensor review and test results. The full frame mirrorless Canon EOS R camera achieved a score of 89 points from DxOMark.

The EOS R, which has a nearly identical image sensor, but different DIGIC version (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC 6+) to the EOS 5D Mark IV actually scored 2 points lower at 89. The EOS 5D Mark IV scored 91 points and named as best Canon sensor ever.

Canon EOS R is priced for $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama. … Continue reading


Nikon Z7 Sensor gets DxOMarked

DxOMark published their Nikon Z7 sensor review and test results. The full frame mirrorless Nikon Z7 camera is the high resolution model of the company’s full frame mirrorless camera lineup. According to DxOMark, the score for the Nikon Z7 full frame sensor is 99, one point below Sony a7R III.

Nikon Z7 capturing 45.7MP while the a7R III captures 42MP. Each is also designed with both still photography and video in mind. As you know both models offer the maximum resolution within their respective product lines. The prices of these cameras come in at a similar point: the a7R III costs $3200 while the Z7 is currently selling for $3400. … Continue reading


Nikon Z6 Sensor gets DxOMarked

DxOMark published their Nikon Z6 sensor review and test results. The full frame mirrorless Nikon Z6 camera is the low-light high speed model of the company’s lineup. According to DxOMark, the score for the Nikon Z6 full frame sensor is 95, one point below Sony a7 III.

To underline Nikon Z6 and Sony a7 III uses the same image sensor produced by Sony IMX410. See also Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7 vs Nikon D850 Specifications Comparison

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Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III Eye AF Comparison

Here is the EYE AF comparison test for Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras. Dpreview compared the Nikon Z7 side-by-side with the Sony a7R III for Eye AF.

Mirrorless enthusiasts are familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. The features incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras,

  • Eye AF  Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.

Nikon’s upcoming firmware is planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May. Check more details here. … Continue reading


Olympus E-M1 Mark II Has Better Dynamic Range Than E-M1X

Photons to Photos published their sensor test results for the Olympus E-M1X camera and it seems that the old E-M1 Mark II has a better dynamic range than the higher-end model. The E-M1X performance is almost identical to the E-M5 Mark II model that is 5 times cheaper than the E-M1X.

The new Olympus E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera US price is $2,999. It is now in stock and shipping. Olympus OM-D E-M1X: $2,999 at Adorama | B&H | Amazon. … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Check out this Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF test video. The newly announced Lumix S1 & S1R uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system as Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras. As we all know that Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release.

You can watch the AutoFocus Video test between the Panasonic S1 and Nikon Z6 ($1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama ) camera below.  … Continue reading


Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III Freeze Test

Tony Northrup put the newly announced Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7 III camera to freeze test.

Tony’s extreme brutal testing involved by freezing the Olympus E-M1X (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) in ice with a Sony a7 III to test the weather sealing. Then, he did some astrophotography shots to test the eye detect autofocus and portraits, low-light autofocus, sports, stabilization (4 seconds handheld!), Hi-res mode (both tripod and handheld high res), and the built-in ND filter.

Surprisingly the Olympus had trouble with its shutter button getting stuck, while the Sony continued to operate perfectly. Check out the video below for more in action! … Continue reading


Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6?

If you’re in the market for a new Nikon Full Frame FX Camera and you’re not sure what the differences are, check out this Youtube video by Jared Polin.

Even though Nikon has more than four full frame cameras on the market currently, video focuses on the Nikon Z7, Z6, D850 and D5. According to Jared, the Nikon D750 which is a fantastic camera is on it’s last legs and lacks some modern features. Check out the Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6? video below! … Continue reading


Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video

Nikon officially announced that they will add CFexpress, eye AF and RAW video support to Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new features will be incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras, which will be displayed at the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas. Here is the Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video. Check out! … Continue reading