Introducing the Fujifilm X-T50 and GFX-100S II

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It’s a big day for Fujifilm and their fans with the release of the new FujiFilm X-T50 and FujiFilm GFX-100S II. To sweeten the pot even further, with the two new cameras comes news of two new lenses as well – the XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR and GF500mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR. There is a lot to cover here but whether you’re a fan of Fuji’s APS-C cameras or interested in going “large” format with the GFX line, there’s a little something for everyone. Let’s jump right into it.

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Apple needs to bring macOS to the M4 iPad Pro

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I’ve been thinking a lot (too much) about the recently announced M4 iPad Pro. While this may come across as the rants of a disgruntled blogger or simply an Apple hater, the truth is that I’m looking at the day’s events as a consumer. While the “thinnest Apple product ever made” is probably the best iPad Pro iteration to date, it’s time for something much, much more from this product.

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Beyerdynamic’s MMX200 Gaming Headset Wants to Keep Your Head in the Game

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Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen these days, with many promising everything from social audio capabilities to highly customized RGB that pairs with your favorite games. But what if you’re looking for unbeatable audio quality without the garish RGB lighting on every piece of your headset? The Beyerdynamic M200 promises gamers a fully immersive audio experience all in a sleek, dare I say, stylish headset that you could just as easily wear in public without fear of having your lunch money stolen. Here’s how my 4 months with the headset shakes out.

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Deal Alert: Amazon’s Fall Prime Day Deals to Grab

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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.

Disclaimer: By using any of the links in this article, you will help The Noisecast earn a (very) small commission. We enjoy digging through the fluff but every little bit helps. Now onto the deals!

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An Ultra-wide for APS-C: The Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary

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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.

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Changing the Game – beyerdynamic’s First Wireless Gaming Headset the MMX 200

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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.

Hasselblad Eyes the Streets with the XCD 4/28P Wide Angle Lens

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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.  

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Moment’s First Major Lens Refresh Eyes the Future of Mobile Photography – T-Series Announced

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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. 

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