About Spencer Cox

I'm Spencer Cox, a landscape photographer based in Colorado. I started writing for Photography Life a decade 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 not-exactly-active Instagram page.

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5 Things to Know About the Nikon Z6 III

Nikon just announced the Z6 III, building upon the earlier Z6 II substantially. Some of the Z6 III’s features aren’t found anywhere else in Nikon’s lineup, like the partially stacked CMOS sensor. This article breaks down the top 5 things you need to know about the Z6 III that aren’t obvious from the specs alone.

Nikon Z6 III Announcement: A High-Speed Hybrid

Nikon just announced the highly-anticipated Z6 III, a full-frame mirrorless camera that prioritizes speed and video capabilities. Compared to the previous generation Z6 II, the Z6 III has a much better autofocus system, a best-in-class viewfinder, and the world’s first “partially stacked” CMOS sensor. The video features are particularly improved.

Nikon Z6 III Pre-Order Links

Sometimes with big announcements like this one, the official pre-order links don’t arrive until slightly after the official announcement, but they’re live now! The Nikon Z6 III ships in late June (B&H and Adorama specify June 25) for $2500.

Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR Review

We’ve fully updated our review of the Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR, including detailed tests from the field and the lab. Though not a perfect lens, it’s surprisingly usable throughout the zoom range and makes a lot of sense if you want a single do-it-all optic.

Nikon Z6 III Coming June 17th at 8AM Eastern

We just got an alert from B&H that the Nikon Z6 III will be announced on June 17th, and there’s already a placeholder page on B&H (can’t pre-order until the 17th, though). They also published a pretty good teaser video that you’ll want to check out if you’re interested in this camera.

The 8×10 Lenses I Recommend the Most

I’ve just finished a major update on my guide to 8×10 lenses. This article now includes detailed specifications for almost every modern 8×10 lens, ranging from ultra-wide to telephoto, plus my complete recommendations. If you’re planning to shoot 8×10 film, I hope you find it an indispensable resource.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.4 L Announced

Canon has just announced their widest mirrorless L-series prime lens yet, the RF 35mm f/1.4 L. The lens has an impressively small form factor and comes with some nice video-oriented features – namely an aperture ring and minimal focus breathing. It ships later this month for $1500.