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Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Development Announcement for Sony E

Tamron's has announced the development of a full-frame 17-50mm f/4 lens for Sony E mount. In the past, combining ultra-wide and normal focal lengths in a single full-frame lens has been quite a challenge. While Sony's recent 20-70mm started to head in this direction, Tamron is taking things even further...

Insta360 X3 Field Review: A Versatile Action Camera

The Insta360 X3 is an interesting action camera. Even though it targets the GoPro in some ways, it is a radical departure in terms of form factor, thanks to a pair of fisheye lenses on the front and back. Does it deliver on the promise of 360-degree video, 360 panorama...

TTArtisan 100mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1 Tilt-Shift Field Review

The world of 100mm macro lenses a crowded one. From name-brand to third party options, there are dozens of options for all budgets and requirements. Yet among that crowd, the TTArtisan 100mm f/2.8 ultra-macro tilt-shift stands out thanks to the wide array of features packed into the lens, including 2:1...

A Packing List for Travel Photographers

Whether you’re packing for a short photography road trip or a multi-week sojourn, it can be tricky to make sure you have all the necessary camera equipment, without overloading your bags! In this guide, I’ve laid out a list of the equipment that photographers should pack on every trip.

Assembling a Lightweight Lighting Kit for Photography

In many photographic genres, it's important not only to have powerful lighting gear, but also to minimize the gear's weight and keep it portable! Old-school lights were pretty hefty, but thankfully, advancements in batteries and LED tech have made it more practical than ever to build a lightweight lighting kit....

Understanding Photoshop’s Generative Fill for Photography

Over the last few months, there’s been an explosion of AI-powered tools for photographers. While there were already a few AI features in Photoshop, the most recent release introduced Generative Fill, which is on another level. Today, I’ll be taking a look at Generative Fill – from its potential to its limitations.

The 5 Most Revolutionary Advances in Photography

The art of photography has been shaped by some incredible technical trends over the last few decades, and it seems like the pace of change is ever-accelerating. In this article, I wanted to take a look back at some of the biggest advances and game-changers in modern photography.

Best Storage Upgrades for Photographers

With today's ever-growing file sizes, it is more important than ever to know how to store your photos and videos cheaply, without sacrificing performance or reliability. There’s also a bigger gap between fast and slow storage than there has been in the past. In this guide, I’ll take a look...

What to Test On Your New Camera Lens

Whether you’ve just picked up a new camera lens at retail or are considering buying one second-hand, knowing how to test and evaluate a lens can save you time and money. In this guide, I’ll show you how to check a lens for the most common flaws, all without any specialized tools.

How to Change Camera Lenses Safely

Changing the lens on your camera might seem simple, but there are a number of best-practices that can reduce the risk to your gear, as well as cut down on the amount of dust that gets inside your camera. In this guide to swapping camera lenses, I’ll go step by...