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Fuji 18-135mm WR Lens Review: A very good all-in-one, weather-sealed option for the X-T1

 
 

When Fuji announced the X-T1, the first weather-sealed X-mount camera, this was all well and good but there just weren't any weather-sealed Fuji lenses at the time. At last, the Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 WR OIS lens answers the call as the first weather-sealed X-mount lens, and we've just now completed our in-depth testing...

Pentax K-S2 targets the family photographer with handy mix of enthusiast, consumer-grade features

 
 

The division between consumer and enthusiast cameras is rather black and white, but we live in a world with many shades of grey. Chances are good that your camera is shared between multiple family members with different needs and skills, a fact that Ricoh acknowledges with the new 20-megapixel Pentax K-S2. Positioned...

Canon 7D Mk II “may be the best weather-sealed camera” according to Roger Cicala

Roger Cicala has done it again. Another innocent camera has fallen victim to this madman's camera dissection craziness. But it was for a good cause -- namely to see whether Canon's claim that the 7D Mark II's weather sealing was "4 times better" than on the original 7D would hold up to scrutiny. And hold up it did indeed.

In a recent blog post...

Ricoh’s weather-sealed HD Pentax 16-85mm zoom to ship within weeks


 
 

During the recent Photokina tradeshow in Germany, Ricoh didn't have any new products to show under its Pentax interchangeable-lens camera brand, but the company did have a new lens roadmap on hand, forecasting delivery of four new K-mount zoom lenses in 2014 or later. Today, the first of those four optics has been...

Want an enthusiast-grade DSLR for under $900? Ricoh delivers with Pentax K-3 instant rebates


 
 

A year ago, Ricoh established its commitment to the Pentax brand with the launch of the Pentax K-3, an impressively feature-rich camera whose rugged body contained an industry-first: On-demand anti-aliasing that let you choose whether sharpness or moiré-resistance were more important for any given shot. We finished...

Ricoh’s award-winning K-50 DSLR kit is now even more attractive, adds Wi-Fi for under $500


 
 

Last December, Ricoh's impressive Pentax K-50 digital SLR took top place in our annual Camera of the Year awards as 2013's Best Entry-Level DSLR. Based around the same sensor as the company's then-flagship Pentax K-5 II DSLR, the key to the K-50's success was a design that brought numerous enthusiast-grade features...

Get ready X-T1 shooters: Fujifilm announces its first weather-resistant XF lens, the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6

 
 

This lens has been quite a while in the making, and its arrival has been predicted all over the web. Now Fujiflm has made its first weather resistant X-mount lens official, the Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

Sporting an equivalent focal length of roughly 27-206mm, the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is the ideal...

Farewell to flare? Pentax’s HD Limited lens lineup gets a real-world test


 
 

Back in late 2012, Pentax introduced a new multi-layer lens coating dubbed HD, for "High Definition". According to its maker, the HD coating offered a couple of key benefits, but it's not until recently that we've been able to make a real-world comparison to test these claims. We've now done so, and the results are...

Nikon Df review: Is this retro-styled shooter the best available-light camera ever?

 
 

No question about it: The Nikon Df is an interesting camera. It's based around the same great 16-megapixel full-frame sensor and processor pairing of the professional Nikon D4, and yet carries a list price less than half that of the pro model. You'd think that combination would have everyody cheering, but the Df is...

Fuji: Four new cameras include one waterproof, three long-zooms


 
 

Alongside its weather-sealed, ultrazoom bridge camera, the FinePix S1, Fujifilm has today revealed no less than four other models. Showing the way the fixed-lens, standalone camera market is headed, one of these -- the Fuji XP70 -- is waterproof, and the remainder -- the Fuji S8600, Fuji S9200, and Fuji S9400W are...

Two new Samsung NX 16-50mm zooms, bounce flash


 
 

Alongside its announcement of the Samsung NX30 and Galaxy Camera 2 today, Samsung had three more products to reveal, and they're largely aimed at users of its NX-mount cameras -- but with distinctly different usage. There are two lenses and a shoe-mount strobe, and interestingly, the duo of new lenses both cover...

New Pentax flash strobes complete weather-sealed system; updated DA Limited lenses get HD coating


For a while now, we've been asking Pentax when it would offer weather-sealed flash strobes. Dust and water-resistant sealing is available in varying degrees across much of Pentax's product line, including camera bodies, lenses, grips, and remote controls, but external strobes have been the one chink in the company's weather-sealed armor.

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