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Updated: Nikon 75-300mm FX Updated: Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 FX Updated: Nikon 80-400mm VR FX Updated: Nikon 135mm f/2 DC FX

More updates bringing these pages into today. Some of these pages were 15 years old and these lenses still work great on today's latest FX cameras.

 

Updated: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G Updated: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR Updated: Nikon 70-210mm f/4 Updated: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

I brought these pages up to modern standards.

An important point is that I bought my 24-70mm f/2.8G over 10 years ago, and it's still working exactly as it always has and still sold new today. If I bought a junk brand instead, would that lens still shine on my D850 today?

 

Weekend Deals

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM "Contemporary" w/Free Sigma USB Dock for Nikon and for for Canon: Regular Price $1,089, Sale Price $789.

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Nikon, for Canon, for Sony E and for Micro 4/3: Regular Price $549, Sale Price $429.

  Friday the 13th of April 2018 NEW: MindShift 18L Backpack.

This new backpack is a smaller version of their backpacks optimized for outdoor photographers who want back-panel access.

MindShift is also offering you folks free goodies and free shipping.

 

NEW: Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema Camera.

$1,295 with Free Expedited Shipping.

 

5K iMac Giveaway!

Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display: Regular Price $2,299, Sale Price $1,399. The world's highest-resolution computer, even higher resolution than my Mac Pro with 55" 4K UHD display. Yes, I've had a 27" 5K iMac since they came out- awesome!

 

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NEW: Fuji GF 250mm f/4.

A superb R LM OIS WR lens for Fuji medium format.

 

NEW: Fuji GF 1.4X TC WR Teleconverter.

A medium format teleconverter.

 

NEW: Fuji MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tube.

A 45mm medium format extension tube.

  NEW: Fuji MCEX-18G WR Macro Extension Tube.

An 18mm medium format extension tube.

 

NEW: Fuji GF 250mm f/4.

A superb R LM OIS WR lens for Fuji medium format.

 

NEW: Fuji GF 1.4X TC WR Teleconverter.

A medium format teleconverter.

 

NEW: Fuji MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tube.

A 45mm medium format extension tube.

  NEW: Fuji MCEX-18G WR Macro Extension Tube.

An 18mm medium format extension tube.

 

Syrp Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device
Reg Price $649 Sale Price $350

Ricoh SP C435DN Color Laser Printer, 37ppm Print Speed, Up to 1200x1200 dpi, 650 Sheets Standard Capacity
Regular Price $449 Sale Price $299

MeFOTO 52mm Wild Blue Yonder Circular Polarizer Filter
Titanium Filter Ring

Red Filter Ring
Regular Price $38 Sale Price $5

Sony RX10 Mk IV.

NEW: Sony RX10 Mk IV Review. NEW: Sony RX10 Mk IV User's Guide.

Goodness gracious this is a spectacular camera. This is what kept me busy the past week.

 

NEW: Muench Antarctica Tour: $1,250 off for you folks!

You have to phone them to register, and they're offering you, my devoted readers, a whopping $1,250 discount.

 

SALE: B&H's NAB specials.

 

New Bags from Think Tank

Storyteller Shoulder Bags.

All-new Modular Belt System 3.0.

 

Holy Grail, Holy Cow!

Nikon 13mm f/5.6.

AVAILABLE: My personal Nikon 13mm is for sale at eBay, offered through a local dealer who specializes in exotic & collectible...

Nikon 24-120mm VR FX.

UPDATED: Nikon 24-120mm VR FX Review.

I brought the review up-to-date as the market keeps changing.

 

  Holy Grail, Holy Cow!

Nikon 13mm f/5.6.

AVAILABLE: My personal Nikon 13mm is for sale at eBay, offered through a local dealer who specializes in exotic & collectible cameras.

 

ENDING: Perfectly Clear Sale: $60 off.

Ends Frday.

This is the software I use to optimize most of the photos I publish. In one click it does more than I would usually do in Photoshop to improve my photos. Yes, I could do most of it in Photoshop the hard way, but it wild take me a lot longer, and in my business, time is money.

 

beyerdynamic Aventho.

NEW: beyerdynamic Aventho Review.

World's best Bluetooth headphones.

 

Nikon 24-120mm VR FX.

UPDATED: Nikon 24-120mm VR FX Review.

I brought the review up-to-date as the market keeps changing.

 

BIG SALE: Perfectly Clear $60 off.

This is the software I use to optimize most of the photos I publish. In one click it does more than I would usually do in Photoshop to improve my photos. Yes, I could do most of it in Photoshop the hard way, but it wild take me a lot longer, and in my business, time is money.

 

Nikon 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E.

NEW: Nikon 8-15mm Review.

Nikon's greatest fisheye ever, by a large margin. I'm glad I sold my 8mm f/2.8 before the market caves!

 

NEW: Nikon D850 Filmmaker's Kit, also at Adorama.

Includes:

Nikon D850

20mm f/1.8G FX

35mm f/1.8G FX

85mm f/1.8G FX

Extra EN-EL15a Battery

ME-1 Stereo Microphone

ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set

Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Recording Monitor

 

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E.

NEW: Nikon 70-300mm AFP E FX Review.

Surprise; this inexpensive lens has extraordinary sharpness as good as the 70-200/2.8 FL and 70-200/4 VR. YES!!!

 

Adapted Lenses on Sony

Some of you have asked about reviews using off-brand (LEICA, Canon, Nikon, etc.) lenses on Sony.

As I've documented for years, adapted lenses generally don’t work very well. See:

LEICA lenses shot on Sony A9

LEICA's best 21mm lens shot on Sony versus Canon's cheapest 20mm lens shot on Canon

Canon 16-35 IS L shot on Canon versus shot on Sony, and there's more if you Search for it.

Even if you use a fantastic lens from another brand, it usually doesn't work anywhere near as well when used on another brand of digital camera because sensors are completely unlike film. Film doesn't care about the angle from which light hits it, while digital camera sensors are extremely picky about this due to the alignment of the microlenses which optimize light sensitivity.

Using whatever you already owned was popular 5 years ago when Sony came out with their first full-frame A7 because Sony made only one or two ho-hum lenses back in 2013.

It's not 2013 any more. Today Sony makes a full line of lenses which offer superior performance on Sony cameras. It is uncool to shoot old...

USA version D850 has a USA warranty card on top of two printed manuals.

DON'T GET RIPPED OFF: Nikon D850 Unboxing.

This isn't amateur hour on YouTube; this is serious when I realized that I already have my second D850 (I got my first in September) and realize that people who waited to order theirs still can't get them and might be tempted to find them in shady places or even a local dealer, which are bad ideas since you never know what you'll get.

My Nikon D850 Unboxing and Nikon D850 USA Version sections lay bare what the shady and local dealers don't want you to know, which is exactly what you're supposed to get when you get the real thing from one of my personally approved online dealers, all of whom ship from secure automated warehouses where other customers and salespeople don't get to touch your camera before you do. Nikon does nothing to seal its boxes, so may the luck of the Irish be with you if you try to find one elsewhere.

I love that instead of taking a half hour to reset all my preferences and custom studio white balances and my name, address and phone numbers in my...

Nikon D7500 and 50mm f/1.4 G.

NEW: Nikon D7500 Review.

I know it came out almost a year ago, but it's just a refresh of the D7200 and I've been too busy working with all the magical and genuinely new things Sony's been coming out with this past year.

What's laughable is how horribly hideous are the results from the D7500 at its highest ISO settings. Nikon put in some really stupid settings like ISO 1,638,400 (H+5) to impress the stupider people, but if you're ever actually seen the dreck that comes out of the D7500 (or D500) at that setting, you'll lose your lunch with laughter as well.

On a more serious note, the D7500 looks not that much different from the D850 at the same high ISOs, while the Sony A7 III looks much better at six-digit ISOs than anything from Nikon. I'm astounded at how ISO 204,800 on the A7 III is noisy, but colorful and quite useful where needed, while Nikon puts in settings to help sell cameras to stupider people that look horrible if anyone actually tried them. Nikons start losing colors and shifting colors at their top stupid ISOs, while Sony keeps the same colors and tones at its extreme settings. Just look at the...

New Hosting Company!

If you're seeing this, then you're seeing my site from a new hosting company which hopefully will mean that you'll never see the "Try Again Later" warning again. I'm hoping everything will be even more lightning-fast than before, as well as no more missing images or pages.

My traffic outgrew the old hosting company I've been using since 1999.

It only took 26.5 hours to upload all 18GB of this website from home — from my 2009 MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.6! I just happened to be running everything from my laptop while I was in Vegas, so it's all good. I don't know who says Apple laptops are expensive; I've been using this one for over 8 years and it runs flawlessly; no need to buy another as I had to do with junk-brand plastic laptops every 2 years. My plastic 12" MacBook G4 from 2004 also runs perfectly, but it's a little slow with its 800 MHz processor, even if it does have an Altivec accelerator.

If you're not seeing this entry and only seeing the entry below from February 27th, then you're still seeing my site from the old hosting company. You also should see the A7 Mk III with an 85mm f/1.8 lens below, instead of the lensless photo that was there...

Adapted Lenses on Sony

Some of you have asked about reviews using off-brand (LEICA, Canon, Nikon, etc.) lenses on Sony.

As I've documented for years, adapted lenses generally don’t work very well. See:

LEICA lenses shot on Sony A9

LEICA's best 21mm lens shot on Sony versus Canon's cheapest 20mm lens shot on Canon

Canon 16-35 IS L shot on Canon versus shot on Sony, and there's more if you Search for it.

Even if you use a fantastic lens from another brand, it usually doesn't work anywhere near as well when used on another brand of digital camera because sensors are completely unlike film. Film doesn't care about the angle from which light hits it, while digital camera sensors are extremely picky about this due to the alignment of the microlenses which optimize light sensitivity.

Using whatever you already owned was popular 5 years ago when Sony came out with their first full-frame A7 because Sony made only one or two ho-hum lenses back in 2013.

It's not 2013 any more. Today Sony makes a full line of lenses which offer superior performance on Sony cameras....

Nikon 28mm f/1.4E.

NEW: Nikon 28mm f/1.4 E FX Review.  

Nikon 28mm f/1.4E.

NEW: Nikon 28mm f/1.4 E Review.