iPad Pro prices in Taiwan

October 31, 2018

Yesterday Apple revealed the new iPad Pro 11" and 12.9", with ultra thin bezels, a new more powerful processor, Face ID, and USB-C. As a big iPad fan for years, I'm naturally very stoked to see this product come out, but when I saw the price tags, I almost got a stroke. I started to compile a price list, because it's so difficult to get a real overview on Apple's website. Let us first look at the prices in Taiwan (in NTD), then the same Taiwan prices converted to USD (at an exchange rate of 1 USD = 31 NTD), and then lastly the same prices as listed on Apple's US website.

GITZO Camera Messenger Bags impressions

October 29, 2018

During last week's 2018 Taipei International Photography & Media Equipment Exhibition I've spotted GITZO's newest messenger bags, and checked them out. These bags are simply beautiful, and look very premium, however the price is premium as well. I'm definitely interested to get one of these two, the only issue is that they're more suitable for mirrorless cameras, not DSLRs of the size of my D810. When I get my Nikon Z6, I will probably get one of the bags along with it. I think such bag really compliments a mirrorless camera well, but I do have some concerns about whether the Nikon actually fits in. That I will need to test out.

My Nikon Z7 hands-on experience

October 28, 2018

In this post I will share my opinion on the Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless camera, and share my hands-on experience at the end of this post. I went to the Taipei Photography Exhibition last weekend, and really enjoyed it. The expo was very crowded, and Nikon's booth was the most visited, especially because of the new Z7 (there were long lines).


Nikon at Taipei Photography Exhibition 2018

Nikon was the biggest star at the recently concluded 2018 Taipei International Photography & Media Equipment Exhibition. It had the biggest display area with a small stage for performances, a podium for large telephoto lenses, and the most popular area of the whole expo: The Nikon Z7 hands-on area. There was also one area with really expensive F-mount lenses like the Nikkor 105mm f/1.4 or the Nikon 300mm f/4 PF, which I was able to test with my D810. I've also been lucky to test out the Nikon Z7, and I have to say a hands-on experience really gives you a much better view and feeling about the camera as compared to 3rd party online reviews.


2018 Taipei International Photography & Media Equipment Exhibition

The 2018 Taipei International Photography & Media Equipment Exhibition was held from 18th to 21st October at Nangang Exhibition Center. All the big camera and camera accessory brands were exhibiting, offering a hands-on experience. I went there to get a hands-on experience of the new Nikon Z7, the first time I would get the chance for that. The Canon EOS R was also displayed there, and I wanted to experience that one, too. Here's my report from the exhibition with lots of pictures.


Tony Northrup's hypocrisy on Canon EOS R exposed!

October 25, 2018

A small Youtube channel named Passion & Mastery of Light In Photography exposed Tony Northrup's hypocrisy related to the new Canon EOS R. The author Amar Talwar proved how Tony Northrup initially trashed the new Canon EOS R, and then a few weeks later he bought it as a vlogging camera! Have a look:


Nikon Z7 autofocus is excellent!

September 30, 2018

Honk Kong vlogger Photographer Ling (阿零) tested out the new Nikon Z7's autofocus, and the autofocus speed and accuracy with the new Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4S is amazing! It's extremely speedy and snappy, faster than most F-mount lenses on Nikon DSLRs. When it comes to F-mount lenses on the Z7, the speed is comparable to the F-mount lenses on a DSLR. That's because the motors in F-mount lenses vary, so it depends on the lens.

Check out his video, and judge by yourself. The new system has a lot of promise.

Nikon Z7 unboxing videos and updates

September 27, 2018

The Nikon Z7 is finally shipping in many parts of the world, and there are now several unboxing videos available, which I am sharing below. Meanwhile Digital Camera World interviewed Jordi Brinkman at Photokina. He is one of Nikon Europe’s product managers, and he gave some interesting insights about the future direction of the Nikon Z mirrorless system. More about it below.