Three Kickstarter projects: Cosyspeed bag, Shmioda bag and XTAR SN4


There are three projects on Kickstarter that might be interesting for you:


This is a project I can vouch for as I personally know the person behind Cosyspeed for years now. And he just launched his new Hiking Backpack for Photographers on Kickstarter (Click here).


You can now buy the new Shimoda Explora v2 photographers bag on Kickstarter (Click here to see all details).


XTAR SN4: 7-in-1 Multiple Camera Battery Charger: On Charger…to charge them all! You can preorder it on Kickstarter (Click here)


Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 50 mm f/2 FE review by Lenstip: “outstanding result practically in every testing category”


We have a ton of 50mm E-mount lenses but I guess very few of you would ever consider this one from Voigtlander. From the pure specs point of view it’s nothing exciting. But this is a “Lnathar” lens which means it’s meant to be a lens with superb resolution. Lenstip tested the new Voigtlander 50mm FE lens and concluded:

The Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 35 mm f/2 Aspherical, tested by us not so long ago, was an outstanding lens. At that time it was difficult to imagine a better performance. Its 50 mm brother, though, showed clearly that it is completely possible to fare even better – it managed to achieve an excellent or outstanding result practically in every testing category, apart from vignetting.

Even the Voigtlander’s Apo Lanthar 2/50 high price tag, amounting to about $1050, is not able to change our favorable assessment of this lens; in this case we feel such a high quality is worth paying for. When a lens comes with a long list of assets and is practically devoid of flaws we always grant it our ‘Editors’ Choice’ badge. We feel the Voigtlander fully deserves it.

Get the lens at BHphoto.


Sony Tidbits…


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