Sony a7 Owners Get a New Super-Wide Lens, With New Primes Coming Soon

Sony's trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r, and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately there just aren't that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way. » 9/15/14 10:47am 9/15/14 10:47am

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Review: Great Glass That Punches Above Its Price

Sigma has been the darling of the lens world recently, producing high-performance products at reasonable prices. Its latest is the 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens, a long awaited addition to their line that we recently had the pleasure of trying out. You're not going to find much more lens for the price. » 4/11/14 8:35am 4/11/14 8:35am

Sony RX1 Review: A Camera So Bold, So Beautiful... and So Expensive

There are two terms in digital photography that signify two very different kinds of cameras. The terms are compact, and full-frame. The former defines those cheap, pocketable point-and-shoots, while the latter is a feature only found on the most professional DSLRs. With the RX1, Sony fused these two polar opposites in… » 5/29/13 1:00pm 5/29/13 1:00pm

Barack Obama's $3 Million 'Overhead Projector' Actually Pretty Cool

During the last Presidential debate, John McCain delivered this line about his opponent with withering contempt:
[Obama] voted for nearly a billion dollars in pork barrel earmark projects, including, by the way, $3 million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. » 10/09/08 5:20am 10/09/08 5:20am
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Giz Commenter Appreciation: Borrow Zeiss Cinemizer iPod Video Goggles…

Hey, Giz Commenters, I've got something for you. You know those Zeiss Goggles I reviewed a week back? Zeiss is letting the readers do a two week loan of them, shipping covered. All you've got to do is leave a comment in this post with an existing account, and then fill out this form with a link to your comment. The… » 6/18/08 2:34pm 6/18/08 2:34pm

Battlemodo of Highest Res Video Goggles: Zeiss Cinemizer vs. Myvu…

Despite the stigma, I've always wanted a pair of video goggles. I never did mind the nerd factor accompanying any piece of gear, at least not after admiring sci fi heroes like Cyclops of the X-men and Geordi from ST:TNG. But they've never been cheap or high-res enough until now. The Zeiss Cinemizer ($400) and the Myvu… » 6/07/08 9:01pm 6/07/08 9:01pm