Compact and fast zoom for Sony's E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras packs a punch
By Dan Havlik
If you own a Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless camera and are looking for a high-performing all-around zoom lens to shoot with, you really can’t go wrong with the new Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070). I tested this relatively compact – 4.7 inches in length; 18.5 ounces in weight – and relatively affordable – $799 – Tamron...
This inkjet paper is designed to recreate the look and feel of a traditional, fiber-based darkroom print
By Dan Havlik
If you want your inkjet prints to have the look and feel of a classic, fiber-based silver halide photo, you’ll want to choose a baryta-type inkjet paper. And if you seek the very best of the baryta paper stocks out there right now, I’d recommend Baryta Photographique II from Canson Infinity. It’s that simple.
I’ve been testing...
See how Canon’s two new full-frame mirrorless R-series cameras performed in the field
When shooting photos, I found the color accuracy was spot-on with both the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 (used here).
This year has been a dramatic one for everyone, including those in the camera industry. The coronavirus has affected every aspect of the economy and hit the camera world severely, resulting in one manufacturer, Olympus, stating that it will...
Tamron "Megazoom" covers an impressive focal range
Text & Photography By David Schloss
Most professional photographers, myself included, tend to steer clear of superzoom or “megazoom” lenses, and for good reason. Generally speaking, it’s difficult if not impossible to serve the competing masters of affordability, compact size and image quality.
I first encountered the Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD when the Tamron...
Many photographers, especially sports and wildlife shooters, have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens. This super-tele lens length is vital to capturing tack-sharp, smooth background images, and the lack of a lens this long is one of the last sticking points for many photographers looking to switch. Sony Read more…
Many photographers, especially sports and wildlife shooters, have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens. This super-tele lens length is vital to capturing tack-sharp, smooth background images, and the lack of a lens this long is one of the last sticking points for many photographers looking to switch.
Sony will be...
The Mavic Air may become the must-have drone for video and photo pros
By David Schloss
With the introduction of the tiny-yet-powerful Mavic Air drone, manufacturer DJI has created the first drone that I can confidently say belongs in the camera bag of every photo and video professional. While the company has previously offered drones this small, and has offered drones with this level of video power, this is the first time those have been...
An update to a popular wide-angle prime lens results in an instant classic
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm 1.4 E ED lens replaces the venerable NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4D, bringing a modern optical and operational upgrade that gives the new lens an incredible range of sharpness, low levels of distortion, and faster focusing.
The 28mm focal length is an interesting one, sitting within the range classic landscape-friendly zooms like a 24-70mm...
One of the quirky things about language is the way in which a turn of phrase conveys something in one culture yet has a slightly different nuance in another, leaving some things, as they say, lost in translation. When Sony announced its new a7 III at its global launch event in February and proudly proclaimed it to be its “basic model,” the camera...
Pros complained that Apple had abandoned them, now the company proves its commitment with its fastest Mac ever
By David Schloss
By the start of 2017, professional photographers and videographers were starting to get desperate, waiting for Apple to update their flagship computer, the Mac Pro. The company had last updated their high-end system in 2013, and some of the company’s (and the competitor’s) other products were starting to arrive with features not found on the now-aging...
An amazingly powerful, transportable lighting system
Battery powered flash units have become more and more popular over the last several years, thanks in large part to the capability and power that Profoto proved was possible with their B1 units back in 2013. Since then many companies have come to market with their takes on the ‘cordless’ flash head concept, Elinchrom’s ELB 400 having...