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August 10, 2015; 9:45am MST

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August 30, 2015; 2:19pm MST

digitaldingus used the Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens recently and the review is now online for viewing. This is a fantastic lens. A manual focus lens, but if you're willing to overlook the automatic focusing of your camera and resort to your own brain, this lens will not disappoint you.

Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens Review.


August 24, 2015; 5:17pm MST

The sales of cameras are declining — or is it a free fall — and as more and more decisions are being made to invest in a smartphone, what will become of the fate of the digital camera. In the latest digitaldingus article The Digital Camera Migration, I'll discuss the latest statistics and what it might imply for all of us who shoot with a non-smartphone.

The Nikon 200-500mm Response

AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Probably the most exciting response this year from Nikon, is the release of the AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. It has been over a decade since Nikon created any type of lens for wildlife shooters, or just a variable telephoto with the reach many of us have craved. Focusing as close as 7ft, the lens has an extremely useful purpose for almost any photographer. read more...

Recent Reviews

easyCover for Nikon D750
July 9, 2015; 8:33am MST
Keeping your enthusiast DSLR protected from dust, dirt, and oily fingers doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. The easyCover for the Nikon D750 is only $30 and does an excellent job at protecting your camera.


Interstelllar (Steelbook) Blu-ray
April 24, 2015; 6:25am PST
Interstelllar (Steelbook) (Blu-ray) Cooper is a former military pilot who discovers his daughter is being contacted by some sort of intelligent being, but just why is still unknown. Earth's life sustaining crops are just about gone forever, and Cooper is asked to embark on a mission through a wormhole near Saturn to find a potentially new home for humans.

Trollhunter Blu-ray
April 12, 2015; 2:56pm PST
Trollhunter (Blu-ray) Norway is famous for its beautiful country, but it's also famous for it's Trolls! Recently found footage of a persistent investigative team of young reporters managed to get Hans, a local Trollhunter on camera, and the information he gives is nothing short of amazing!

Generation War Blu-ray
April 4, 2015; 2:12pm PST
Generation War (Blu-ray) In the summer of 1941, in Germany, five close friends are about to experience the war like they've never seen it. Previously being sheltered from the changes happening all around them, their adult lives are to begin. For everyone, it will be a horrifying experience they will never forget.

Capricorn One Blu-ray
March 28, 2015; 6:27am PST
Capricorn One (Blu-ray)Capricorn One is NASA's great achievement and the first manned mission to Mars is a success. Of course, there's a minor problem with a nosey reporter who realizes the Mars dust on camera amazingly resembles material found at a remote airplane hangar location in a desert.

Fury (Steelbook) Blu-ray
March 16, 2015; 6:39am PST
Fury (Steelbook) (Blu-ray)WWII is gradually coming to an end, and Staff Sergeant "Wardaddy" has just been lucky enough to be graced with a new mission. Having lost a valuable addition to his team in a previous battle, he's going to need a replacement. A typist is not what he had in mind.

To The Ends Of The Earth Blu-ray
March 5, 2015; 4:56pm PST
To The Ends Of The Earth (Blu-ray)Initially released in 2005, this 3-part miniseries takes a proud and honorable following of William Golding's trilogy novels, and creates a true on-screen representation. Image quality is a little lacking, but this release easily makes up for it with an excellent collection of actors.

Game Of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray
February 28, 2015; 5:15pm PST
Game Of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)GoT is back, and if you've been just a tad bored with the last two seasons...get ready for some serious action and conclusion to many of your characters. Also, get ready for the continuation of new adventures, as well as new revelations. This is the best Game Of Thrones yet!

American Horror Story: Coven Blu-ray
February 15, 2015; 4:20pm PST
American Horror Story: Coven (Blu-ray)Fiona Goode, the Supreme Witch, is concerned her daughter's overseeing of the witch academy is not prepared to face the realities of those who would do them harm in the near future. Having ruthless ways of dealing with her enemies (and competition), Fiona is going educate her group of young (and naive) witches, regardless of those who would resist her rather unconventional management skills.

Homeland: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray
January 12, 2015; 6:56pm PST
Homeland: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)The third season of Homeland is going to shake your logic tree and take you for one hek of a ride. New twists and plots are what it's all about, and be prepared to dedicate a few nights exclusively for this season.

The Strain: The Complete First Season Blu-ray
December 28, 2014; 8:07am PST
The Strain: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have teamed up to present the first season of The Strain. A virus takes over a 767 jet and mysteriously lands intact, but all passengers are apparently dead. Mostly.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction Blu-ray
December 23, 2014; 7:00am PST
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (Blu-ray)Looking for another dose of transforming robot action? Transformers: Age Of Extinction is going to give you that fix. Since the Battle Of Chicago, the Autobots and Decepticons are being hunted, and another Transformer we haven't seen yet, is orchestrating the slaughter.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Blu-ray
December 7, 2014; 9:30am PST
Rare Exports (Blu-ray)So, how many times have you watched A Christmas Story? Look no further! Rare Exports will put a little chilling cheer into your holiday. If you haven't seen this yet, it will be a treat for the Christmas season.

I Saw The Devil Blu-ray
November 1, 2014; 4:42pm PST
I Saw The Devil (Blu-ray)Not your ordinary serial killer genre. A man who's pregnant fiancé is murdered by a repugnant human being and seeks revenge on him...at whatever the cost.

The Car Blu-ray
October 22, 2014; 10:35am PST
The Car (Blu-ray)It's been almost 40 years since we've seen a modified all-black Lincoln driving around a small town, running over the local people. With this high-def transfer, it's even more entertaining!

Homeland: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray
October 12, 2014; 3:55pm PST
The second season of Homeland has been available for quite some time but I finally got my hands on it. If you're like me, and have a limited budget, the second season is certainly worth getting now.

EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank
October 11, 2014; 7:019pm PST
The 22400 mAh charger and power bank from EC Technology can charge two devices at the same time. It's also portable enough to take with you on those extended excursions where an AC outlet is not available.

Attack On Titan: Part Two (Limited Edition + Ender Art Box) Blu-ray
September 30, 2014; 7:20am PST
Attack On Titan: Part Two (Limited Edition + Ender Art Box) (Blu-ray)The second part of AOT is finally available, and there are more secrets being revealed. There is a traitor in the Scouts camp, and Eren is now up against a female Titan! This limited edition also contains the highly sought after Ender Art Box, which holds both parts of the limited editions.

Runaway Train Blu-ray
September 22, 2014; 1:26pm PST
Runaway Train (Blu-ray)Runaway Train is an 80's classic which has undergone an exceptional treatment by Arrow Films. Image quality is much better than the DVD and extra features which total almost 90-minutes, and an included 38-page booklet.

FiiO X5 High Resolution Music Player
September 14, 2014; 4:09pm PST
FiiO X5 High Resolution Music PlayerEver think your current MP3 can do better? Think FiiO. Think X5. The X5 is a truly amazing piece of technology which plays high resolution audio files. Having two MicroSD slots for maximum storage versatility, and a high quality aluminum body, you've got to look (and hear) this.

The Walking Dead: Season 4 (Tree Walker Edition) Blu-ray
September 7, 2014; 7:26pm PST
The Walking Dead: Season 4 (Tree Walker Edition) (Blu-ray)The fourth season of The Walking Dead is finally available, and I am once again impressed. The packaging is also much better than last season's edition (although a warning about functionality).

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Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2


August 18, 2015
digitaldingus will be taking a closer look at the Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 lens for Nikon mount cameras. There are a lot of mentions of this lens on various websites, but surprisingly, I can't find much of an in-depth review with image samples. For those who are looking for an alternative to the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 variants, I hope this review will provide the information needed.



Sony α7R II Mirrorless Camera


One of more interesting news announcements this year is the Sony α7R II. Not only does it have a Full-Frame 42.4MP sensor, but it is a mirrorless camera. If that wasn't enough, you can also take 4K video. Want more? Well, how about 399 focal plane phase detection AF points. read more...



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