Sony E-mount lenses on Nikon Z cameras – Techart TZE-01 Review

One of the reasons mirrorless cameras became popular was because you could adapt various lenses from other brands, including the premium Leica M series and the vast selection of DSLR glass. But cross-branding lenses designed for mirrorless bodies has been more difficult. The Chinese company Techart (the same people behind …

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Sony FE 20mm 1.8 G: A great lens for astrophotography and more

I own two A7 bodies (A7 III and A7R III) that I keep mainly for review and comparison purposes, but occasionally, my wife and I use them to cover events with a set of 1.8 prime lenses. (We like to keep our kit as compact as possible.)

What was missing from this set-up was a nice wide angle lens not only to take wide shots indoors but also to capture landscapes and astro photos for my articles. Up until recently, I struggled to settle on a lens, despite there already being a good selection. They were either too expensive, too big, not fast enough or a bit too small and cheap. (I know, I can be picky!)

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Fujifilm X-T4 and Birds in Flight Review

I’ve tested most of the high-end Fujifilm cameras for birds in flight, from the original X-T1 to the surprising X-Pro2. The X-T4, released in 2020, is not all that different from its predecessor in terms of its specifications, but it represents the best performance Fujifilm has to offer thanks mostly to an improved AF algorithm.

To find out if the X-T4 is a significant upgrade, I put it through its paces with the subject I love the most: red kites in rural Wales! The feeding station I regularly visit is still closed, so I had to wait for other sites to re-open to finally test the camera.

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