Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Review

The latest premium compact camera from Canon is its first to feature an APS-C sensor, essentially, the same 24-megapixel sensor in models like the EOS 80D DSLR
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on review
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is Canon’s latest flagship compact camera and its first to boast an APS-C sensor—essentially, the same 24-megapixel sensor used so successfully in models like the EOS 80D DSLR, and which features Dual Pixel... Read more

Nikon D850 Hands-On Field Test

Nikon surprises everyone by throwing the best of all their technologies into a single professional, do-anything body
Nikon D850 hands-on review
It’s been a long time since there’s been a DSLR that has truly excited professional and enthusiast photographers. We’ve seen some solid upgrades over the last few years, but few cameras that have really pushed DSLR technology forward. Nikon surprised everyone with the D850 by throwing the best of all their technologies into a single professional,... Read more

Broncolor Scoro 3200 S WiFi / RFS 2 Hands-On Review

Power, control and easy operation—at a price
flash lighting gear
Dark alchemy is used to great effect to convert rough household or industrial power into controllable, beautiful photographic light. Every large strobe pack I’ve ever used has whined, clicked, dimmed the house lights and generally given evidence of what giant forces were being harnessed to safely apply light to delicate and sensitive subjects. In... Read more

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review

Positioned just above Canon’s entry-level DSLR, this camera offers a lot more bang for your buck
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Hands-On Review This review is presented by our friend Gordon Laing of The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (or EOS 200D, as it’s known outside North America), is a compact DSLR aimed at photographers or vloggers buying their first camera with a large sensor and interchangeable lenses. It’s positioned just above Canon’s entry-level... Read more

Anniversary Present: Nikon D850 Review

Arriving to celebrate Nikon’s centennial anniversary, the Nikon D850 is one of the company’s best cameras, ever. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Night Sky Over Bend, Oregon. The Nikon D850 is likely to be the darling of astrophotography shooters, though probably still surpassed by the D810A, which has a modified IR filter that’s particularly suited to celestial photography. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nikon—a century of innovation and advances that spans the... Read more

Leica TL2: Buy It For The Experience

You’re buying a user experience with this camera, and it’s a precise German one
Leica cameras
I’ll put the review this way, if you’ve ever been frustrated by a camera’s settings, the Leica is worth the price of admission. It’s a pleasure to use, and that’s the point. You’re buying a user experience, and it’s a precise German one. Where it seems many cameras are released by manufacturers to fill slots in prices and specs, the TL2... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sony RX10 Mark IV

This marvel of miniaturization features a 1-inch sensor, and combined with the speed of the Sony a9, you can easily fill an SD card and get your shot
Sony cameras
It was just about a year ago that I reviewed the Sony RX10 Mark III for another publication. I was impressed then and even more impressed now. That’s because this update adds the a9 image processing to a compact body already chock full of Sony’s tech. If you consider the camera for more than the specs and where it sits in the marketplace, it’s... Read more

Hands On With The Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM

Sony rounds out its Holy Trinity with one heck of a lens
zoom lenses
Kendo practice, Japan Regardless of their specialty or their preferred camera brand, the modern professional photographer tends to have three key zoom lenses in their arsenal: a 16-35mm, a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm, or their equivalent in whatever sensor size a photographer shoots with. These staple lenses, usually with a wide aperture of ƒ/2.8, offer... Read more

Hands-On Review: Benro Aero 7 Travel Video Tripod

Collapsible, portable and durable, this carbon-fiber tripod is ready to take on video projects—anywhere in the world
video tripods
Video tripods have never been known to be particularly light or particularly portable due to their need to provide stability for heavy, delicate camera equipment. Big beefy legs, a large center column and a heavy video head are the hallmarks of most models. This poses a bit of a problem for the traveling videographer, the person who’s looking to take... Read more

Hands-On Review: Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

This new compact, affordable tele-zoom performs way out of its league  
Sigma lenses
The Blue Angels overhead at the New York Air Show. The speed of the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary allowed the lens to keep pace with everything the airshow could throw at it, from propeller crop dusters to a P-51 Mustang to the acrobatic Blue Angels to the blazingly fast F-35. The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens is a product... Read more