About Spencer Cox

I'm Spencer Cox, a landscape photographer based in Colorado. I started writing for Photography Life almost ten years ago, and now I run the website in collaboration with Nasim. I've used nearly every digital camera system under the sun, but for my personal work, I love the slow-paced nature of large format film. You can see more at my personal website and my Instagram page.

Post Archive By Spencer Cox

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Review

The Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 is a versatile third-party lens for Sony E and Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. It features an unusually wide range of focal lengths and a bright maximum aperture of f/2-2.8, making it one of the most interesting zoom lenses available today.

The Two Opposing Theories of Mirrorless

It's been apparent for a while that Nikon and Canon have all but killed off the DSLR. Recent reports of Nikon shutting down their F-Mount assembly lines may have been greatly exaggerated, but with each passing year, the odds that we see a new Nikon or Canon DSLR (or even...

Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G Review

The Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G is one of the smallest full-frame lenses available for Sony mirrorless cameras, weighing just 162 grams (0.36 pounds) and measuring a mere 4.5 cm (1.8 inches) long. Is this small form factor paired with good performance, or did Sony cut some corners to get...

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Review

The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro is a wide-angle, wide-aperture prime lens capable of 1:2 close focus photography. It’s small and lightweight, and the price of $599 is pretty reasonable. Should you add the Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro to your bag? Read on to find out!

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Review

The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 is a tiny lens - almost a pancake - that can be thrown in your bag or jacket pocket while still covering full-frame! At $300, it's a very exciting option that seems tailor-made to pair with a midrange zoom. But how does the Canon RF...

The Biggest Endeavor We’ve Tried at Photography Life

If you’ve browsed Photography Life in the last week or so, have you noticed something interesting? I don’t blame you if you missed it – it’s not something we’ve added, but something we’ve taken away. Here’s a hint: Our pages load much faster now, and perhaps you even feel less stressed when you look at the site.

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Review

The Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is a high-end, ultra-wide zoom with a large, constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range. While it features many of Sony's most advanced features, the lens I'm reviewing today is only the first generation of the lens, and Sony also has a...