Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 Hands-On Review

With excellent image quality, small size and fast focus speeds, the ultra-wide-angle lens is a superb choice for photographers working with the Sony a7 series
The Zeiss Batis lens, designed for Sony’s E-mount cameras, is a bit of a departure for the company. Best known for their legendary, high-end manual-focus lenses, Zeiss has carved out a customer base of photographers looking for excellent image quality, sturdy build yet without autofocus because, as the company’s website puts it, “manual focusing... Read more

Leica M10 Hands-On Review

The new high-end rangefinder represents the first overhaul of the company’s M-series cameras since 2009
The new Leica M10 represents the first overhaul of the company’s M-series cameras since 2009, when the M9 hit the hands of consumers. While there have been a series of updates in the line that are based on the M9 platform, the camera has remained largely untouched. The M10 introduces a new, old form factor—it’s the same width and depth as the... Read more

DJI Inspire 2 Drone Hands-On First Samples Video

DJI's Inspire 2 is the perfect tool for the cinematographer and photographer looking to easily capture images from the air.
dji inspire 2
DJI’s Inspire 2 drone has a wishlist of features that makes it one of the most interesting choices for aerial photography and cinematography. Our first-look video includes some of the raw footage captured with the Inspire 2 in our first few days of testing. Having flown the DJI Phantom 4 and the DJI Mavic, the Inspire 2 is a piece-of-cake to fly.... Read more

Phase One Capture One Pro 10

The alternative to Lightroom has a big update
Capture One Pro 10
For most photographers, the photographic workflow begins and ends with Lightroom. Capture One Pro, developed by medium format camera manufacturer Phase One, has lived for years in the shadows of Adobe’s 800-pound gorilla, attracting customers through word of mouth and through the passionate evangelism of its users. Capture One Pro was built around... Read more

Tokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE MF

New high-quality lens validates Sony mirrorless and challenges the competition
Tokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE MF
Tokina’s recent release of a high-end wide-angle lens for the Sony E-mount system helps to legitimize both Sony’s professional mirrorless system and Tokina’s professional aspirations at the same time. The new Tokina 20mm F2.0 FE MF in Tokina’s new “FiRIN” line is a first step in the company’s mirrorless series. While Sony has been racing... Read more

Hands On: Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF OSS GM & FE 85mm F1.8

New lenses target portrait and wedding markets with sharpness and smooth bokeh
We had a chance to have a hands-on test of the new Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF OSS GM and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses at a media event in New York City. With both lenses to test and a variety of models to work with, the assembled press spent a few hours putting the lenses through their paces. Our video review of the new Sony lenses Both lenses are compelling... Read more

Hands On With Sony’s RX100 V

The mirrorless camera houses lots of features in a small package for pros who need a second camera to grab quick shots or video
Sony RX100 V
We’ve been working with the new Sony RX100 V for a few weeks now, and we’re impressed. Don’t let its small size deceive you—this mirrorless compact houses a lot of features in a camera that’s not much larger than a deck of playing cards—making it useful for pros who need a second camera to grab quick shots or video. The RX100 V has pro-quality... Read more

Hands-On With New Lenses

Fast-aperture lenses from Sony and Tamron put to the test
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4ZA
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4ZA It was a good year for Sony shooters, as Sony worked to flesh out its lens inventory to attract professional photographers. Several months ago the company announced a new class of lens, their G-Master series (see digitalphotopro.com/gear/lenses/sony-g-master-lenses/ for our review and image samples). The G-Master lenses... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 Hands-On Review

It’s one of the most debated new portable Macs—is the MacBook Pro a must-have or must-skip computer?
Apple MacBook Pro 2016
We reviewed Apple’s portable computer when it was released last year, and now we’ll take you through our hands-on video review. With an almost desktop-level of power, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is lighter and faster than the previous iteration (as is the 13-inch version). Among the features of interest to photographers and other creatives that we examine... Read more

Think Tank Shape Shifter V2.0 Backpack Hands-On Review

A versatile travel backpack, whether you’re out shooting for the day or on an extended assignment
Think Tank Shape Shifter V2.0
Like most photographers, we own lots of different bags for different photo situations. Think Tank’s Shape Shifter V2.0 is a versatile backpack that holds a surprisingly large amount of gear for longer treks, then can compress down to a more portable bag via a zipper for those occasions when you don’t need to carry your complete kit (and then some).... Read more

Westcott Basics LED Hands-On Review

This inexpensive, portable light might be the perfect solution for many photographers
Westcott Basics LED Bulb
For the photographer, lighting gear is both essential, and unfortunately, expensive. It’s hard to find a good, cheap lighting solution that’s small enough to take anywhere. Westcott’s Basics LED solves the portability and affordability problems, thanks to the unique design of this LED light system—it uses standard “Edison” fixtures (i.e.,... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro

The newest pro laptop from Apple delights some, angers others
Apple MacBook Pro 2016
Apple’s MacBook Pro is the company’s flagship portable computer, providing a nearly desktop-level of computing in a small, metallic enclosure that’s easy to slip into a backpack. Sure, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016) is faster and lighter than the previous model (the two things most users want in an upgrade), but it’s two design choices that... Read more
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