Blackforest Rimo I Camera Bag

A luxurious messenger-style camera bag for those fancy occasions, and for going to work, too
Blackforest Rimo I camera bag
In my never-ending quest for the perfect bag, I’ve finally found there really isn’t one, but instead, what I call occasion bags, like the fully functional, exceptionally well-thought-out Thule Covert I travel with or my FREITAG to just grab and go, and, there’s the full-day-of-shooting-style Think Tank suitcase. Now, I have a Blackforest Rimo... Read more

Hands-On With The Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm’s mirrorless medium-format camera aims to leapfrog the competition
Fujifilm GFX 50S hands-on review
Of the dozens of cameras I’ve owned and the hundreds of cameras I’ve tested, there’s a special place in my heart for my first medium-format camera, a Mamiya 645. Like most photographers, I’d gotten my start in the 35mm format (in my case, in the film era), and during art school I’d borrowed several of the lab’s medium-format systems, but... Read more

Hands On: Full Sony a9 Review

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to beat Canon and Nikon in a single bound?
When Sony’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7 and a7R, shipped at the end of 2013, the company had a market share in the full-frame space that one company exec said was around 1 percent. While those two mirrorless cameras broke ground by placing high-resolution full-frame sensors into a body that was around the same small size as many mirrorless... Read more

Hands-On With The Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Testing the new 26.2-megapixel full-frame DSLR in Yellowstone National Park
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon introduced the new EOS 6D Mark II today, updating the feature set from the EOS 6D DSLR, released in 2012. Earlier this month, our sister publication Outdoor Photographer had the opportunity to photograph with a beta model of the camera in Yellowstone National Park with Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. You can read the hands-on review and see... Read more

Hands-On Review: SKB Cases With Think Tank Photo Dividers

Rock-solid performance meets protection at an affordable price
SKB Cases hard-shell cases
The SKB Cases 31-2011-7DZ hard-shell case featuring Think Tank Photo dividers, part of the Flyer series, in use on a recent photo press event in Utah (also called the iSeries 2011-7 With Padded Divider at some retailers). The hard-shell case is the double-edged sword of the photographer’s arsenal—while it’s protective enough to take the abuse... Read more

MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L Hands-On Review

The outdoor enthusiast-friendly FirstLight is a perfect choice for the photographer on the go
MindShift FirstLight backpacks
MindShift Gear is a division of camera bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo that’s aimed at creating packs and gear with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. While most camera bags are intended for a working pro who’s transporting gear from location to location, the MindShift line is designed instead for the photographer engaging in activities and braving... Read more

Sony a9 Image Samples And Autofocus Review

We evaluate the images from the Sony a9 and its autofocus performance
The new Sony a9 camera arrived in a flurry of promises of image quality, autofocus speed and performance. When we tested the Sony a9 at the company’s media event, we found that the camera largely lived up to those promises. In my first testing of the camera, at two different sporting locations, we found that the AF was generally spot on, with the... Read more

Hands-On Video Review: Manfrotto BeFree Live Tripod

A specialized version of the company’s BeFree tripod line, the BeFree Live includes a special dedicated video tripod head
Manfrotto BeFree Live tripod
The Manfrotto BeFree Live is a specialized version of the company’s BeFree tripod line, and it includes a special dedicated video tripod head. We like to take the BeFree Live with us on photo and video shoots because of the unique locking collar, which is only found on the BeFree Live model. With a simple twist of a dial, the head goes from completely... Read more

Fujifilm X100F Hands-On Review Video

See why we think this is a great camera for travel photographers and fans of retro styling, even if it’s not quite shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of the company’s offerings
Fujifilm X100F Sample
The Fujifilm X100F is the fourth camera in the company’s legendary compact-professional APS-C lineup that helped launch what would eventually become the pro mirrorless market. While the X100F and its predecessors aren’t interchangeable-lens cameras, the design of the original X100, released in 2010, was a radical departure for Fujifilm, which had... Read more

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
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