Fondata nel 1991, il TIPA (Technical Imaging Press Association) è un'associazione NO profit composta da 28 tra le più importanti testate giornalistiche, inerenti la fotografia, di tutto il mondo.
Dal 1991 i soci TIPA si riuniscono almeno una volta all'anno nell'assemblea generale per discutere progetti, condividere opinioni e commentare le innovazioni e le tendenze dell'industria fotografica.
Durante questi giorni d'incontri, i rappresentanti delle riviste TIPA votano anche i migliori prodotti fotografici e imaging dell'anno. Il 17 Marzo scorso, a Bangkok, il TIPA ha scelto la migliore attrezzatura fotografica del 2019 suddivisa in 40 prodotti differenti. Su alcuni di questi ho dei dubbi ma su molti altri concordo in pieno. Vediamone assieme alcuni con anche la motivazione in inglese) dei giudici:
Miglior fotocamera DSLR: Nikon D3500
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"This compact, and lightweight DSLR is aimed at amateurs who want to step up to a camera that takes full advantage of a wide range of NIKKOR lenses and accessories to boost their photographic fun and creativity. Its 24.2MP CMOS sensor delivers an ISO range of 100-25,600, handles 5fps continuous shooting, plus has Full HD 1080/60p video capability. With Nikon’s SnapBridge app, users can easily share images with a smartphone or connected device. They can also trigger the camera with the app, and access Nikon Image Space, a free-cloud based sharing and storage service."
Miglior fotocamera APS-C avanzata: FUJIFILM X-T30
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"This affordable APS-C X-series camera sports a 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with a new X-Processor 4 Quad Core CPU that provides very fast AF and accurate face detection. This compact and lightweight camera has numerous handling advancements, including a Focus Lever to quickly shift to a focus point and a very intuitive touch-screen panel. The X-T30 will appeal to video creators as well, offering UHD 4K or Full HD 1080p as well as high quality audio recording without the need for additional gear. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V4.2 offers communication with the Fujifilm Camera Remote app."
Miglior fotocamera APS-C per esperti: Sony a6400
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"Sony’s latest 24.2MP APS-C camera delivers an 11 fps framing rate with full AF/AE tracking utilizing 425 phase detection contrast detection points that pair with a new generation Bionz X processor to achieve an impressive 0.02 second AF capture. It has a standard ISO range up to 32,000 for both stills and movies that can be “pushed” to ISO 102,400 for stills. Real-time eye AF employs AI-based object recognition for enhanced accuracy, speed and tracking. For video shooters the camera has internal 4K recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. The magnesium alloy body has a 180-degree tiltable LCD and an XGA OLED finder."
Miglior fotocamera fullframe avanzata: Canon EOS RP
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"Compact and versatile, the affordable EOS RP is a compact and lightweight mirrorless camera with a 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 8 Processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Viewing and framing is enhanced with a fully-articulating 3-inch LCD and a 2.36M dot EVF. The camera can record 4K 24/25p video and has on-board HDMI, headphone and microphone sockets. Aimed at those seeking an advanced-level yet easy to use full-frame camera the EOS RP features a guided user interface that allows users to see on screen how switching modes affects their image. Added benefits include enhanced low light auto focus capability that, with an f/1.2 lens, brings AF sensitivity to an incredible EV-5. "
Miglior fotocamera fullframe per esperti: Nikon Z6
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"The Z 6 is aimed at photographers who want excellent performance in low light conditions and 4K UHD video with full pixel readout. The 24.5MP CMOS backside illumination sensor with focal-plane phase detection AF pixels supports a wide sensitivity range of 100-51,200 ISO and works with the latest Nikon image processing engine, the EXPEED 6. The camera has 273 focus points, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the imaging area, both vertically and horizontally. A mid-range sharpening option in the Picture Control menu allows users to make textural elements within the screen sharper or softer with both still and video imaging. "
Miglior fotocamera fullframe per professionisti: Nikon Z7
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"The high-resolution Nikon mirrorless Z 7 sports a 45.7MP FX format CMOS sensor that produces large, stunning image files. It supports an ISO range of 64-25,600 ISO with expanded ISO of 32 to 102,400. The EVF has coverage of approximately 100% with the ability to set numerous shooting parameters while looking through the viewfinder. Video capabilities include 4K UHD as well as Full HD 120p shooting, and support of Active D-Lighting, electronic VR, and focus peaking. Timecode support allows for syncing video and sound from multiple devices. Use of NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses allow for quiet and smooth adjustment of exposure during video shooting. "
Miglior fotocamera fullframe per foto e video: Panasonic Lumix S1
"The S1 doubles as a 24.2MP still camera with very fast AF speed and tracking performance and a pro-style full-frame video camera. It delivers 4K 60p video with full-pixel readout of signals in 4K 30p/25p and complies with 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording and 4K 60p HDMI output plus V-Log. All that adds up to video performance and capabilities that have high appeal to content creators. The S1 incorporates a 5-axis Body IS image stabilization that, when used with S-series lenses, delivers 6-stop compensation.. For stills, the S1 offers a High Resolution mode that can be used to create 96MP images, thanks to the new Venus image high-speed signal processing capabilities. The camera also features a 1/8000 second top shutter speed with flash sync as high as 1/320 second. "
Miglior fotocamera a medio formato: Fujifilm GFX 50R
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"Aimed at pros and advanced enthusiast photographers, the GFX 50R is equipped with a 51.4MP 43.8 x 32.9 CMOS Sensor and X-Processor Pro processing engine. The camera supports Fujifilm Film Simulation modes plus optimizes light gathering performance and image resolution for precise reproduction of the subject’s look and feel. Featuring a magnesium alloy body, the GFX 50R is weather-sealed in 64 places and is capable of operating in a wide temperature range. Lightweight and compact for its class, it also features enhanced connectivity with Bluetooth for pairing with a smartphone or tablet via the Fujifilm Camera Remote app. "
Miglior grandangolo zoom per DSLR: Tokina opera 16-28 f/2.8FF
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"This versatile, constant aperture lens incorporates a newly designed Silent Drive module for faster, smoother and quieter AF. It is constructed with 15 elements, including 3 aspherical and 3 glass low-dispersion elements, in 13 groups, delivering significantly reduced chromatic and spherical aberrations. A large front element means minimal vignetting and low distortion, while a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism makes switching from AF to manual focus easy: all the user need do is to snap the focus ring back toward the camera to engage manual. Minimum focusing distance is 0.28 meters, allowing for highly creative depth of field either wide open or closed down to its minimum f/22 aperture. "
Miglior lente a focale fissa per DSLR: SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
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"This fast lens in SIGMA’s Art line-up, which will be soon available in L-Mount as well, delivers both 8K- compatible resolution and stunning bokeh. The arrangement of three FLD and three SLD glass elements combined corrects axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration, plus delivers exceptional sharpness at maximum aperture while it excels at low light photography. Available in a wide range of mounts, the SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is constructed with 16 elements in 12 groups, a 9-bladed diaphragm and a minimum focusing distance of 0.4 meters. For video shooters, SIGMA claims that it is the first lens in the line that was originally developed to live up to the sought-after angle of view and performance standard for a benchmark cine lens. "
Miglior teleobiettivo zoom per DSLR: SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports
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"Aimed at pros and advanced enthusiast photographers, this fast lens combines a lightweight magnesium barrel with dust- and splash-proof protection and water- and oil-repellent coating to handle challenging shooting conditions. For fast moving action it combines Intelligent Optical Stabilization with an acceleration sensor, allowing the capture of subject movement without losing panning even when the camera is moved in any direction, regardless of the position of the lens. Ten low-dispersion glass elements insure high-resolution capture from centre to edge, and optimization of spherical aberration delivers a natural bokeh effect, making it a good choice for portraiture as well. "
Miglior teleobiettivo a focale fissa per DSLR: Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM
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"Lightweight, 5-Stop Image Stabilization and ease of handling are important considerations for photographers working in the field, and Canon’s EF400mm lens is the lightest in its class. Handling features also play an important role, and the incorporated 5-stop image stabilization and focus lock/activate controls, with full time manual available, make this an eminently hand-holdable and versatile lens. Other impressive specs include a nine-bladed diaphragm, a ring-type USM motor and a minimum focusing distance of 2.5 meters. The lens offers full time manual focusing has is constructed with 17 elements in 13 groups with both fluorite and super UD elements, as well as Air Sphere, Super Spectra and fluorine coatings. "
Miglior fotocamera compatta: Sony RX100 VI
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"The compact RX100 VI features a 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor with DRAM chip and a newly designed Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 24-200mm (equivalent) lens. Image steadiness is provided by Sony’s Optical SteadyShot system that provides a 4-stop advantage at the 200mm range. AF speed is an impressive 0.03 seconds with 315-point wide-area phase detection AF and 25 contrast detection AF points, plus the camera incorporates High-density Tracking AF technology as well as Advanced Eye AF and a Touch Focus feature. Adding to the responsiveness is 24fps shooting with AF/AE tracking for up to 233 continuous shots. The camera also delivers 4K video with advanced (S-Gamut and S-Log3) video post-production capability. "
Miglior treppiede da viaggio: Manfrotto Befree GT in carbonio
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"For photographers on the go, a tripod that is solid, portable, and lightweight with easy setup and operation is essential. Capable of handling gear up to 10kg, this travel tripod is a lightweight 1.5 kg with a closed length of 43 cm and a fully extended height of 162 cm. The Befree GT is kitted out with Manfrotto’s 496 Centre ball head for precise camera movement flexibility, and offers three independent controls: sphere lock, panoramic movement for easy landscape shots, and friction control for always balanced equipment. The Befree GT features a new sturdy spider developed to ensure maximum stability on all types of terrain that also incorporates the company’s new M-lock twist lock for fast and flexible setups, as well as an Easy Link that allows addition of accessories such as light or reflectors."
Miglior zaino fotografico: Lowepro Whistler BP450 AW II
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"This 4-season, technical backpack carries equal parts camera, video and functional outdoor gear and features an extra-protective build for snow, rain, dust, sand and wet equipment. Now with 20% more interior cargo space, the second generation of our rugged Whistler series offers top and body side access and is designed to hold cameras, lenses, up to 15-inch laptop, drones and more. A roomy front pocket with waterproof barrier and drain hole keeps wet gear separate from the main compartment. 420 Nylon Ripstop with TPU/PU dual laminate provides robust abrasion and tear resistance plus waterproofing while included All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from the elements. A rigid internal structure supports the attachment of heavy and long skis, poles, tripods, axes and tripods. "
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