About Nasim Mansurov

Nasim Mansurov is the author and founder of Photography Life, based out of Denver, Colorado. He is recognized as one of the leading educators in the photography industry, conducting workshops, producing educational videos and frequently writing content for Photography Life. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook. Read more about Nasim here.

Post Archive By Nasim Mansurov

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

I have been in the Southwest part of Colorado for about a week now, waiting for the haze to clear up, and the weather to change a little. While here, I wanted to see how the San Juan mountains look this year, with all the drought and COVID-19 restrictions. Although...

Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Review

Nikon updated its 600mm super-telephoto lens in July of 2015, replacing its “G” version with a completely brand new design and optical formula. The Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR was released with the best optical technology Nikon had at the time…

Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 R Review

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R, a 21mm full-frame equivalent wide-angle lens that was introduced in September of 2012. Although the lens has not been updated for many years now, it has been considered to be one of the best in the Fuji X...

Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Review

What does a review of an electric scooter have to do with a photography site? With the world still in chaos from the Coronavirus pandemic, I figured it would be fun to do something completely different for a change. While I have been posting quite a few "catch-up" reviews recently...

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Review

Zeiss introduced its Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens together with the 12mm f/2.8 for Fuji X and Sony E camera mounts in April of 2013. With its 48mm full-frame equivalent field of view, the lens fits the definition of a "standard" lens - a popular focal length for everyday photography needs....

Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S Announcement

Along with the Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, Nikon also introduced its first modern professional-grade f/1.2 lens, the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 S. Nikon has not been able to make f/1.2 lenses with autofocus capability on the F-Mount due to a small throat size and long flange distance (see my article...

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Announcement

As previously indicated on the Nikon Z lens roadmap, the ultra-wide angle Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S zoom lens has finally been unveiled today, and it looks pretty incredible. At just 650 grams of weight, it looks like Nikon has been able to make a lens that is both lighter...

Sony A7C Announcement

Today Sony announced its smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7C. Sporting a 24 MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a BIONZ X image processor, 5-axis image stabilization, 10 FPS continuous shooting speed and 4K video recording capability, the Sony A7C is a very capable camera with an incredibly small footprint....

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Review

Zeiss announced its Touit line of lenses in April of 2013 for Fujifilm X and Sony E APS-C mounts. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 was released together with the 32mm f/1.8 lens, while the third 50mm f/2.8 Macro came out a bit later in January of 2014. Sadly, Zeiss has...

Fuji XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II Review

Fujifilm updated its XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS with the OIS II version in January of 2015. Sporting an all-plastic design, this compact and lightweight kit zoom lens was designed to be used with Fuji's entry-level X-series cameras for everyday photography needs. It came in two different colors (silver and black)...