EISA, the European Imaging and Sound Association, have released their winners for the 2012-2013 photo category. For those of you who don’t know, every year the EISA gives awards to what they feel to be the best products introduced that year. This year’s winners are chock full of obvious choices– including Lightroom 4 (the subject of our upcoming class), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D800, Nikon D4, and the Fuji X-Pro 1–products whose excellence was all but assured before they even hit shelves.
The inclusion of the Tamron is nice to see. I’ve recently obtained one for my own D700 kit, and I simply can’t say enough good things about it. The lens is a solid knockout, a reliable performer, and the first 24-70 f2.8 to acknowledge there’s a market for image stabilized standard zooms. And, from personal experience, the lens can easily deliver on 4 stops advantage.
Also nice to see is Olympus’ newest m4/3 body, with a redesigned sensor, weather-sealed magnesium body, OLED display, built-in EVF, and the first sensor-based 5-axis stabilization system. We figured it’d make it there, the camera has received nothing but glowing reviews since it hit, but as a former Olympus shooter, it’s still nice to seem them getting some due recognition for what they do.
You can hit the source link below to see all of this year’s photo category winners.