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.

Post Archive By Spencer Cox

My Most and Least Favorite Nikon Z Lenses

There aren't a lot of photographers who have used every Nikon Z lens. And actually, I'm not one of them - I still need to test two, the Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 Noct and the newest Z 35mm f/1.4. But I have tested 38 of the 40 (plus both TCs),...

Is Photography a Numbers Game?

I’m not sure precisely when I crossed 100,000 photos, but I’m well past that mark now. In another few weeks, my Lightroom catalog will hit 200,000. Even these might be rookie numbers if you’re a sports or wildlife photographer, or if you’ve been doing wedding photography for a while.

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.