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.

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Nikon Z Lens Roadmap

Nikon just made an exciting and unexpected update to their mirrorless lens roadmap! There are a few new lenses now that we didn’t know about before, with a 35mm S prime, a 135mm S prime, and a 70-180mm non-S zoom.

Nikon Z9 Review

We’ve done a major update to our Nikon Z9 review! On the “autofocus + tracking” page of the review, you can now watch real-world, screen-captured video from the Nikon Z9 and Sony A1 side by side. It’s a clear demonstration of their autofocus performance for wildlife photography in different conditions.

Recommended Nikon Z9 Settings

The Nikon Z9 is Nikon’s most complex camera yet, with a gigantic menu and almost unlimited customization. If you just got the Z9, where do you even start? In this article, I will provide detailed information on what settings I personally use on the Nikon Z9 and explain how to set your camera optimally.

Big Fuji Announcements: X-H2 Camera, 2 Lenses, & Grip

Fujifilm just announced perhaps its most anticipated camera of the year, the 40-megapixel X-H2. With 20 FPS stills, 8K video, and subject-detection autofocus, the Fuji X-H2 aims to be a serious APS-C alternative to cameras like the Nikon Z9 and Sony A1 — but for $2000 instead of $5500+. Alongside the X-H2,...

The Complete Nikon Z System Product Lineup (2022)

This article is a bird’s eye view of all Nikon Z-Series products available at the moment, including cameras, lenses, and official accessories. My hope is that photographers considering a Nikon Z camera will find this a helpful guide to figure out what equipment is out there.

What Gear Does the Photography Life Team Use?

Dozens of cameras, hundreds of lenses, and thousands of photography accessories have passed through our team’s hands at Photography Life. But what gear do we personally use? We’ll be answering that question with a series of articles from some of our team members. Today, in the first of those articles, I’ll start with my own equipment.

Nikon Z Is Getting a 70-300mm Lens! (From Tamron)

Tamron has announced their first-ever lens for the Nikon Z system (not counting the Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8 that was… heavily inspired, let’s say, by Tamron’s version of the lens). It’s a 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3, the same as their existing Sony E lens, and it fills one of the most glaring holes in Nikon’s lens lineup.