About Spencer Cox

I'm Spencer Cox, a macro and landscape photographer based in Denver. My photos have been displayed in galleries worldwide, including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and exhibitions in London, Malta, Siena, and Beijing. These days I'm active on Instagram and YouTube.

Post Archive By Spencer Cox

Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Review

Sometimes, a lens that’s enjoyable to use will find a permanent place in your bag, even if it has some optical flaws. That’s how I feel about the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8, which is one of Nikon’s smallest and lightest lenses ever. I carried the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 around the world to Iceland, Zion National…

Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Review

For years, one of the biggest reasons to choose a mirrorless camera over a DSLR was to save weight. Not all of today's mirrorless cameras follow that pattern - just look at the Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 - but saving weight is still a high priority for many...

Working with the Landscape in Front of You

I just returned from a long trip to Yosemite, partly to test some lenses for upcoming reviews, and partly to unwind. Although I had a great time out there, the conditions for “classic” landscape photography left something to be desired: very few clouds or fall colors anywhere.

Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S Announcement

It was a popular day for photography announcements! Alongside Fuji's X-T5 and Canon's EOS R6 Mark II, Nikon officially announced a lens that's been on their roadmap for a while: the Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. As many photographers expected, it's an f/4 lens and has a built-in...

Sony A7R V Announced: Faster Processor, Better Autofocus

Sony just announced the next addition to their high-resolution A7R camera lineup with the A7R V, which sports an upgraded processor and focusing system compared to the prior A7R IV. Although 61-megapixel BSI sensor is the same as the previous generation, there are lots of other improvements behind the scenes. Let’s take a look!

Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S Review

The Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S has been one of the most highly anticipated Nikon mirrorless lenses yet – but it almost didn’t exist. In early versions of the Nikon Z roadmap, a 24-105mm was shown instead. Thankfully, Nikon scrapped that plan and eventually went with the 24-120mm design we have today.

Our Lens Testing Survey Results

Last week, I posted a survey asking what lens reviews you most wanted to see at Photography Life. The survey received many more responses than I expected: 657 before I closed it! I’ve tallied up the responses and now have a clear idea what lenses we’re going to review next.