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Lexar is doubling the game

Lexar is well known for the quality of it’s memory cards. Lexar one of the leading manufactures for memory cards is doubling the memory size and the speed of its Lexar Professional 3500x CFast™ 2.0-memory card. This card was optimized to work perfectly with ARRI-movie cameras. The 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0-card offers you a write speed up to 445 MB/s to save a lot of photographs and movies. With the new card it is possible to capture movies in cinema quality. Thanks to the read-/transfer-speed of 525MB/s you don’t need so much time to import the files and post process them. When you purchase one of the Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0-cards this will include a lifetime license of Image Rescue®-Software to recover the most photographs and movies; even when they are deleted or damaged on the card. Furthermore, Lexar is offering a technical support and a limited lifetime guarantee. The new capacity will be available in the first half of 2017.The price? Bloody expensive, Lexar is calling € 1’940.00 up for the new card.

For more information visit Lexar.

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I have plenty of Lexar CF Cards, and my cards work fine! No matter under which weather conditions. The cards perform perfectly and fasten my workflow up.


NEW Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

Tamron, announced the new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for APS-C, it will be the replacement for the Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] which is on the market since 2008. The new model is based on the same idea as the old one; but it is equipped with the newest lens technology by Tamron, including VC (image stabilization) and new weather proof coating, and the new HLD-autofocus. The wide-angle-lens provides a range of 16-37mm on the APS-C camera (equivalent to full frame). The lens has 16 optical elements in 11 groups of these is one LD-element, and one XLD-element together with one aspherical-element and one hybrid-aspherical-element. The BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) artificial aging will quash effectively reflexions and flare light inside the lens.

The lens will be available end of March for Canon and Nikon.

This could be a serious competitor for the Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM.

Sigma received one of the highest DXOMark Score ever

The Sigma Art series is well known for its image quality. now scored the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon on the Canon 5Ds R with a score of 44. On one of Canon’s work horses the Canon 5D Mark IV the Sigma lens received an overall score of 39. Beside that, the  Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon got even a Score of 50. That is the highest Score on DXOMark until today. The Sigma score for Canon just get beaten by the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon. The Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon costs 4 times more than the Sigma one.