Pro Lenses

With great new pro camera bodies hitting the market, it’s no surprise there were quite a number of intriguing professional lenses
Whenever discussing a new lens, the tendency is to look at its focal length, or range, if it’s a zoom lens, and what its widest aperture is. You’ll often hear photographers discuss lenses in the following manner: “What lens is that you’ve got on your camera?” “Oh, it’s a 16-35mm.” “Ahh, right. Is that the ƒ/4 or ƒ/2.8 version?” “That’d... Read more

Pro Digital Camera Bodies

There were some surprising introductions in high-end digital camera bodies in 2019
Pro Digital Camera Bodies
2019 was a wild year for camera manufacturers as the newest crop of cameras being released continues to expand the technological boundaries of what’s possible. In some cases, iterative updates continue to push the capabilities of camera sensors and other features. Yet, in some instances, manufacturers seem to be suffering from an identity crisis,... Read more

A Few Good Photography Trends

Here’s a look at the trends that affected photographers and content creators in 2019, which will continue in 2020 and beyond
You’ll be seeing more Internet of Things devices, like the Google Nest Hub, which allows you to connect to Google Photos and play slideshows. As I write this sentence, the year 2020 is less than three months away, which almost makes me want to throw on a gold-colored “Star Trek” uniform, tap the voice memo mobile app on my iPhone (pretending it’s... Read more
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First Look At Five Wide-Angle Lenses

A hands-on tests of five wide-angle zooms and primes
First Look At Five Wide-Angle Lenses
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S ultra-wide zoom lens (for its full-frame mirrorless camera system) provided very good edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range, from 14mm to 30mm. In this image, shot at the 30mm end of the zoom at ƒ/4.0, the lens provided a wonderful bokeh and blur behind the yellow rose in the foreground. In our last issue,... Read more

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

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
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