Last week, Nikon announced the fastest lens to date for their growing 1-series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, revealing the 32mm f/1.2 standard prime which will sit atop the system’s current lens offerings as a premium option. While the eagerly-anticipated lens is expected to hit retail next month, pre-orders have now opened at the familiar major online retailers including B&H and Adorama.
First Look: Joshua Holko Takes a Prototype Canon 200-400mm F/4L IS 1.4x Out Shooting – Performs as a $10K+ Lens Should
Australia-based landscape, nature and wilderness photographer, Joshua Holko, was recently lucky enough to spend some time with the latest iteration of the long-rumored and long-awaited Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x – testing one of only a handful of known prototypes, and sharing his initial thoughts in the video below.
One of the more interesting finds at this year’s CP+ imaging show in Yokohama, Japan may have come from the unlikely collaboration between Kipon and German lens maker IBE Optics, and their unveiling of a new, super fast, f/0.85 standard prime for a variety of mirrorless camera systems.
A fresh batch of XF 14mm f/2.8 R sample images have just been released to the public by Fuji, giving us our first chance to see what the highly-anticipated wide angle prime can bring to the table in terms of image quality.
Deal Alert – If you have been eyeing Nikon’s newest full-frame beauty, the D600, now might be the best possible time to shell out those hard-earned Benjamins as B&H is currently offering a super deal on the 24.3MP FX-format DSLR, bundling up a few goodies while saving you more than $700 in total.
Here’s what the offer includes for the down and dirty price of $1,996.95:
- Nikon D600 Body
- Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
- Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
- SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10
- Pearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V 1800mAh)
- Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
This current offer ends tomorrow, December 15th, so be sure to act now and take advantage of the holiday savings.
Quick News – Fuji has officially announced plans to divert the production efforts for their upcoming Fujinon 14mm F/2.8 in lieu of the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4′s apparent strong sales. The wide-angle prime was initially expected to start shipping later this month, but given the current demand priorities, will be pushed back until January 19th.
Sigma has just released the first sample images from their recently announced 35mm F1.4 DG HSM – a Hyper-Sonic-Motored, fast prime lens that’s set to be released by month’s end. The shots, all of which can be clicked for an original resolution view, were shot on the Sigma SD1 by photographer Kimio Yajima.
NYC Filmmaker Leaves $13,000 Worth of Gear in a Taxi Cab – Learns a More Valuable Life Lesson in the Process
If you have ever lost or misplaced an item with significant personal importance, you know the feeling of helplessness that comes along with trying to recover what you once had, especially if that item, or items, carry a hefty monetarily value. The aforementioned recently occurred ten-fold when NYC filmmaker and visual creative, Casey Neistat, left more than $13,000 of equipment in a New York City taxi cab, departing with his beloved gear not knowing if he would ever see it again.