It’s a four-way fight to the finish! But which of these sporting giants will be first over the line? We check the specs that count in our Canon 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4s vs Samsung NX1 comparison.
The Samsung NX1 – price £1,299 (approx US$2110/AU$1,175) – has been announced at Photokina 2014, and this new Samsung camera offers 4K video recording, a 28MP back-illuminated sensor, 15fps shooting and 205 AF points.
Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.
Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.