Whether you’re just compulsively looking to rack up on Prime Day or you’re planning to make out like a bandit ahead of the holidays, Amazon’s first Fall Prime Day is here. To help cut through some of the noise, we’ll be checking the deals throughout the day to make sure that you can cut through the noise and head straight towards the deals.
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If you’re an APS-C photographer or videographer looking for a solid ultra-wide lens that won’t weigh you down and has a bright, constant aperture, you know that it can be a challenge to find one that won’t break the bank. Enter the Sigma 10-18 F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary. This new Contemporary lens is the smallest and lightest F2.8 you can buy; here’s how it stacks up.
If you’re anything like me, gaming is a big part of your downtime – whether it’s picking up the latest fighting game, shooter, or roguelike it’s a hobby that can easily absorb much of your time. While having the latest console or a tricked-out PC is a big part, sound is an equally important part of the gaming experience. Enter the beyerdynamic MMX200, their first gaming headset that hopes to bring lots of connectivity options with few compromises.
beyerdynamic MMX 200 Gaming Headset Key Features
- 40mm Drivers
- Closed-back headphone design
- Detachable boom mic with 9mm capsule
- Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity with analog/Bluetooth dual connectivity
- 66-foot transmission range
- 35-hour runtime with the option to charge while in use
Why the MMX 200 Matters
While gaming headsets are a dime a dozen these days, not many come from a brand with nearly 100 years of experience building highly tuned audio equipment. Beyerdynamic is already known for their studio-quality headphones and mics in their wired line of gaming headsets and the MMX 200 adds the flexibility of wireless connectivity with a huge battery life. Packed with 40mm drivers, a detachable boom, and noticeably absent RGB (which for me is a plus), the MMX 200 is a Bluetooth headset that can just as easily handle work or play.
The MMX 200 features a closed-back headphone design which helps keep you immersed in your game, your music, or your next video call. The volume wheel can help you easily mute with a single button, toggle Augmented Mode (aka Transparency Mode) on and off, or turn the closed-back headphones into an ambient noise-enabled headset. Like many other beyerdynamic headsets, this one is built to last and if needed, most of the components are user-replaceable keeping them on your head longer and out of the landfill.
Pricing & Availability
If this all checks the boxes for your ideal gaming headset, check out the MMX 200 on the beyerdynamic site or shop on Amazon. They’re available now and retail for around $250.
The name Hasselblad is legendary. From editorial to fine art and especially in street photography, you’ve probably heard the name if you haven’t seen photographers’ work coming from a Hasselblad. The latest P Series lens looks to take things back to the streets with the XCD 4/28 P. Here’s what we know so far.
Moment has been making some of the best mobile photography lenses for a decade. For context, ten years ago, the standard in mobile photography was the dual 12-megapixel sensor found in the iPhone 7 Plus. In that time the camera on your phone now probably sports a densely packed sensor (48-megapixels or better) and includes focal length options ranging from ultra-wide to super-telephoto (looking at you Samsung Galaxy) in response, Moment has announced the introduction of their T-Series of Lenses. Built for larger sensors and camera lenses, Moment has their eye on the next decade of mobile photography.
Today, Leica announced the next generation Q-series camera – the Leica Q3. I often shy away from hyperbolic announcements but based on what we know so far, this is a major update to one of the most iconic street photography cameras available today. Here’s what a land yacht of a camera buys you.
Today, at Fujifilm’s X Summit in Bangkok the company made a few big announcements for videocentric Fuji fans. It seems like you can’t get too far these without having a dedicated camera for vloggers and Fujifilm delivered on the long-rumored X-S10 replacement, the Fujifilm X-S20. Along with the newly announced camera, Fujifilm also announced a new ultrawide lens, the XF 8mm F/3.5, and a much-needed update to their camera app. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s jump right into it.
Today, Sony announced their new entry-level vlogging camera – the Sony ZV-1 II. Vlogging is all the rage – at least for camera manufacturers and Sony is not letting up on its dominance of the YouTube creator market. The new ZV-1 II is the follow-up to the ZV-1, a compact-style camera with features aimed at those interested in becoming content creators. The original ZV-1 was a strong entry into the category with a fast lens, decent sensor, and Sony’s (at the time) latest imaging processor but does the new ZV-1 II offer a compelling upgrade for those interested in a step-up camera?
I’ve been a fan of the VSCO app for as long as I’ve owned an iPhone. Prior to the iPhone days, I had purchased a few Lightroom presets from VSCO that made my digital photos look more like analog film stocks. And it’s great for that, but over the past few years, VSCO has positioned itself as a true replacement for Instagram for photographers. With VSCO Pro, they offer more precision adjustments and the ability to create custom presets.
If you’re late like I was, this week (April 16-22) is National Volunteer Week – a time where everyone is encouraged to take up a cause and volunteer their time to support it (it’s kind of in the name). For those that don’t know, this holiday has been “observed” since 1974 and every sitting U.S. president has used the third week in April as a call to service. And if you’re a non-profit, there’s no better time to drum up support and interest.