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Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro – pretty interesting and niche lenses

Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro Lens With Unusual Shape Announced  – There will be a new Laowa lens arriving this year that’s designed for capturing macro images of shy subjects.

Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x Macro - pretty interesting and niche lenses

The Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro lens has a rather long lens barrel that Laowa says can be used to shoot shy subjects at difficult spots without scaring them.

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The macro lens has a 2:1 maximum macro reproduction ratio, is resistant to temperature and extreme conditions and it’s full-frame compatible.

Image quality

The lens is pre-production, and the price hasn’t been finalised yet, but it’s clear this lens needs a little bit of work to get the best results possible. Normally for lenses, a rule of thumb regarding shutter speed is that you use a higher one than your 35mm equivalent focal length. So if the lens is around 50mm, 1/60 is pushing it, but should be enough for sharp photos. This time around though, I’m not exactly sure what shutter speed would be sufficient to get sharp images. I shot the image below at 1/100 of a second, but it still looks to suffer a little from motion blur.

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When released, it will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts and is full-frame compatible. No information on pricing has been released yet.

Nikon D5 DSLR includes 4K video and ISO pushes to 3,280,000

Nikon came with its flagship D5 DSLR with incredibly high image processing power.

At its heart, the D5 DSLR is equipped with a brand new 20.8-megapixel sensor that’s coupled with Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processor. Together, they’re capable of capturing images up to ISO 3,280,000. Yeah, three million.

It’s capable of 12 frames per second with AF thanks to a revamped autofocus system that has 153 total AF points, 99 of which are cross-type. This is a major talking point for Nikon, especially how it exceeds the capabilities of mirrorless.

The screen on the back of the camera is a 3.2-inch touchscreen with 2.36 million dots of resolution, which should be a decided upgrade, especially when it comes to video capture.

The D5 ably carries on the tradition set forth by its predecessors, giving professionals the tools they need to do their jobs effectively, with very little fluff. With the best JPEGs we’ve seen from any Nikon in its current lineup and the most capable autofocus system that anyone in the DPReview office has ever used, the D5’s value proposition for those that truly need it is better than its price and sensor specification might suggest. – by DPReview

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR

The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level DSLR with an impressive spec list, including a 24 megapixel sensor and 1080/60p HD video recording. It provides the right level of controls for a beginner, offers a number of in-camera retouch options, and boasts excellent battery life.

Reasons to buy

  • Sensor is one of the best in its class
  • Light, well-balanced body
  • Detailed, smooth 1080/60p HD video
  • Rear command dial makes shooting in P, A and S modes easy
  • Excellent battery life

Things to consider

  • Some useful settings buried in camera menu
  • Limited control over aperture in Live View or movie modes
  • Auto mode uses very slow shutter speeds when flash is off
  • Movie mode poorly thought-out
  • Slow auto focus in Live View mode

Suggested for

A beginner specifically looking for a DSLR experience who may want to eventually take a little control over shooting settings.

Not suggested for

Those looking for lots of easily accessible, reliable in-camera effects modes and features, Wi-Fi, fast focusing in live view, and those who want to regularly take control over more camera settings.

Technical Specifications

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 11
Battery Average Life 700 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Mountings
  • Nikon F (FX)
  • Nikon F (DX)
Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 fps
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 921000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 24.2 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 25,600
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
External Memory Included Yes
File Format NEF (RAW, 12-bit), JPEG
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Flash Modes Description Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Flash Type via hot shoe or wireless
Focus Description Multi-CAM 1000 with TTL AF
Focus Type Includes Manual Focus
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS Optional
HDMI Type mini HDMI
ISO Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Included Components
  • D3300 DX-format Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm DX Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens (Black)
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • UC-E17 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • DK-25 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • NikonView NX CD-ROM
  • LC-52 Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
Item Dimensions 3.86 x 2.99 x 4.88 inches
Item Weight 0.95 pounds
Lens Type Interchangeable
Lithium Battery Energy Content 8.85 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 3.5 ounces
Material Type Carbon fiber, composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/36
Maximum Focal Length 55 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 6,000
Memory Slots Available 1
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Spot AF-area
Minimum Aperture ƒ/3.5
Minimum Focal Length 18 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution 24.2 MP
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 3x
Photo Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Expeed 4
Remote Control Description Optional
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method Comprehensive Dust Reduction System
Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds
Style Name w/ 18-55mm
Supported Battery Types EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Format mpeg-4;h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Weather Resistance No

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AmazonBasics Holster Camera Case for DSLR Cameras (Black)

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera

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