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

11 Things to Know About the Nikon Zf

Nikon’s big announcement of the retro-themed Zf will draw a lot of attention, and not just because the camera is so beautifully designed. In fact, some of the Zf’s new features are totally unexpected and exciting – and many aren’t obvious at first glance. Here’s what you need to know!

Nikon Zf Announcement: A Camera of Firsts for Nikon

Moments ago, Nikon announced the full-frame, retro-themed Nikon Zf mirrorless camera. And although it inherits some tech from Nikon’s existing cameras like the Z6 II, the Nikon Zf actually has a lot of surprises under the hood. With a launch price of $2000, this camera looks extremely promising to me.

Photography News: iPhone 15, Major Fuji Announcements

This week, I did one of my favorite hikes in Colorado - one which goes to a beautiful high-alpine lake with stunning mountain views. Unfortunately, it was so foggy at the top that I couldn't see a thing! Instead of going home empty-handed, I thought about some alternative compositions that...

Composing Upside Down and Backwards

Before I started shooting with large format film, something that almost scared me away is that composition on these cameras is completely backwards. It’s also upside down. And I’m not talking in metaphors – the image on the ground glass, used for composition, is totally opposite from the real world.

Sony a7CR and Sony a7C II Added to Comparisons Database

Now that the Sony a7CR and a7C II have been officially announced, I wanted to take a look at how they compare to the rest of the market. To that end, we've published full head-to-head comparison articles between these two cameras and every other camera in our Comparisons Database, for...

Sony a7CR Announced: 61 Megapixels in a Tiny Package

To cap off a trio of major announcements today, Sony has revealed the a7CR – an offshoot of their small, lightweight a7C lineup that borrows the company’s highest-resolution 61 megapixel full-frame sensor. Although the original a7C was more of an entry-level full-frame camera, the a7CR definitely isn’t, launching for a price of $3000.

Sony a7C II Announced: A Competitive Update

Sony just announced the second camera in their a7C lineup, the $2200 Sony a7C II. Although it’s more expensive than the previous version, Sony has added plenty of new features, including better autofocus and a higher-resolution 33 MP sensor. The a7C II is scheduled to ship this Fall.

Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Announced

Sony just announced the second generation of their pro-level 16-35mm f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom, the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II. This new version is substantially lighter and smaller than the original 16-35mm f/2.8, and it focuses more closely, too. Sony says it will ship in Fall 2023 for an MSRP of $2300.