12bit vs 14bit RAW and compressed vs uncompressed: Does it matter?

You know that to get the most out of your DSLR, you should be shooting in RAW, right? But these days, Nikon cameras give you even more options: 12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or uncompressed RAW (NEF) files. Which should you choose? Short question: Does it matter? Will you see any difference between compressed (lossy) and uncompressed (lossless) … Read more

A stabilized Sony 50mm f/1.8

Photozone.de just published their review of Sony’s new stabilized 50mm f/1.8 lens, available for their NEX mirrorless system. The thing that makes this lens special is the fact that it combines a big aperture with optical stabilization. In fact, to my knowledge, this is the fastest (lowest f-number) stabilized system lens (of any focal length) ever built! Large apertures are … Read more