Hasselblad H5D-50C Reviewed

The Hasselblad H5D-50C both blows you away and leaves you wanting at the same time

While digital SLR technology has eroded the market for medium format cameras, there is a segment of the photographic community for whom only a medium-format system will work. When Hasselblad announced the H5D-50C camera system they caught the attention not only of traditional medium format shooters but also some photographers using 35mm-based DSLRs... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art”

Sharp, fast and well-built…is there a reason not to own this lens?

Professional photographers can be forgiven for not thinking immediately of Sigma when they’re shopping for high-end lenses—most photographers opt for lenses made by the manufacturers of their camera and third party companies like Sigma are best known for their affordable multi-purposes lenses, not their professional tools. But lenses like the... Read more

Hands-On Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The long-anticipated successor to the EOS 7D has an emphasis on still capture capabilities, 10fps and retains the APS-C sensor size

At the risk of spoiling the rest of this review, the Canon 7D Mark II is the best APS-C SLR on the market today. It’s fast, it’s capable and it has features not yet found on the top-of-the-line Canon 1D-X. The question then isn’t whether the 7D Mark II is the best-in-breed, but rather what the role of a professional-level APS-C sized SLR is today. ... Read more

Tamron 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Reviewed

A lightweight all-in-one zoom that will be especially popular with travel photographers

When it comes to zoom lenses, some photographers shy away from variable f-stop lenses because the cons of losing a stop or two of light across the lens’s range might not be worth the benefits conferred by having a zoom. That’s why many pros might overlook the new Tamron 16mm-300mm lens, but it would be a great shame if they did as this might be... Read more