First Look Review: Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM US Telephoto Lens

Sony’s short telephoto lens includes stunning optics and impressive technology
One of my test shots taken with the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM US telephoto lens. With its close focusing distance and wide aperture, the new Sony 135mm lens allows you to produce almost macro-type shots of subjects. Photo by Terry Sullivan. In the past 12 months (from July 2018 to July 2019), there have been about twice as many pro camera introductions... Read more

Adventure-Ready Storage And Backup

Award-winning surf filmmaker Aaron Lieber offers insights for on-location workflow to ensure your images return safely home with you
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As imaging technologies advance, you’re probably taking more images and video than ever before. The fast, continuous shooting capabilities of today’s digital cameras along with their ability to record incredible high-resolution video open up so many creative possibilities for visual storytelling. Whether you’re a working professional or an adventurous... Read more

First Look: Canon EOS RP

Hands on with a light and compact full-frame EOS camera
First Look: Canon EOS RP
While the other two mirrorless cameras I wrote about recently, the Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30, are very capable and include powerful features, neither has a large, full-frame sensor like the one included on the 26.2-megapixel Canon EOS RP. One of the things that stands out most of all with the RP is the price point: The EOS RP will retail for just... Read more
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First Look: Fujifilm X-T30

Although the X-T30 is smaller and lighter than many in its class, it’s still a very capable camera
First Look: Fujifilm X-T30
If 2018 was a banner year for new mirrorless cameras, 2019 has kept the momentum going with the introduction of a number of new smaller-sized cameras. One of the more notable was a full-featured mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized image sensor: The Fujifilm X-T30. Here’s our first look at what we thought about the new model. The Fujifilm X-T30 (far... Read more

First Look: Sony a6400

Hands on with a new mirrorless camera that's smaller and lighter than most, yet still very capable
The resolution of the Sony a6400’s 24.2-megapixel sensor provides plenty of pixels to crop and recompose images, like this one, which was originally a vertical. In mid-January, Sony announced the new 24.2-megapixel a6400, a mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized sensor that’s priced reasonably for a camera with so many features: $900 body only, $1,000... Read more

First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Hands on in Florida with the the new mirrorless flagship camera from Olympus
The new OM-D E-M1X has fast burst modes and sophisticated image stabilization to capture extreme sports. Photography, right from the start, back in the 19th century, has been at odds with itself over which technology is the best one to use, ever since Louis Dague­rre and Henry Fox Talbot invented it in the very same year, 1839, using different processes.... Read more

How Sony’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Have Captured The Hearts Of Pro Photographers

Sony used innovative technology and perceptive insights to woo shooters from other brands. But will it last?
How Sony's Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Have Captured The Hearts Of Pro Photographers
This exploded-view display of the Sony a7R was on display in the Sony booth during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. In January of this year, veteran New York Times photographer Doug Mills, who has shot for the newspaper’s Washington, D.C., bureau since 2002, appeared on C-SPAN to discuss various aspects of his photography. During the interview,... Read more

Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS

Hands on with Sony’s fast, prime super-tele
The Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens is remarkable on many levels. First, it’s smaller and lighter than any that have come before. It’s silent, fast and very accurate when paired with the Sony a9 camera. But to stop there would be a mistake. It’s the longest and fastest full-frame, super-telephoto lens designed specifically for mirrorless technology,... Read more

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD For Sony FE Mount

Third-party lens for Sony shooters provides great value for the money
With the release of Tamron’s new 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD for the Sony full-frame mirrorless camera, the company joins a very limited group of manufacturers making native autofocus lenses for Sony’s FE mount. Effectively doubling the number of members by joining this club, Tamron joins Zeiss in developing full-function lenses specifically for the... Read more

BenQ SW271

27" 4K Adobe RGB HDR photographer monitor provides hyper-accurate editing
There are few items in the digital photographic chain more important than the monitor, as it’s literally impossible to accurately evaluate and edit digital images without an accurate display. Monitors need to be sharp, color accurate and easily able to be brought into calibration so that the results are the same when images are shared with other calibrated... Read more

A World Without SLRs

What does the mirrorless revolution mean for the photographer?
Revolutions are tricky things. Sometimes they spring up overnight, transforming a landscape in unpredictable ways. Other times, though, they creep up on people, providing plenty of advanced notice but not always a lot of forethought. The digital photography revolution happened suddenly, and it brought huge changes to the photographic landscape. Companies... Read more

Litepanels Gemini 2×1 RGB-WW LED Panel

A high-powered panel for video or still photography
Litepanels Gemini 2x1 RGB-WW LED Panel
The Gemini on the job. An Innovator In Lighting Litepanels has always been an innovative company. Ever since its formation in 2001, Litepanels has been a name synonymous with serious LED lighting used in all kinds of production. Today, the Litepanels Astra is one of the most ubiquitous LED panels in the business. Over the past few years, though, the... Read more
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