Post Archive By Spencer Cox - Page 10

Taking Better Pictures Isn’t Always About Photography

Three years ago, near the start of the pandemic, my photography ground to a halt. There’s still a gap in my Lightroom catalog where May and June 2020 should be. I’m glad that my break was temporary, but it crystalized to me that there’s more to being a good photographer than just pressing the shutter button at the right time.

Nikon Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR Announcement

Nikon just announced their newest Z-series lens – and their first ultra-wide entry in the Z DX lineup. It’s the Nikon Z 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR, a lens that was first added to the roadmap in September of 2022. Here’s what we know about the lens so far.

Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8 Review

For this review of the Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8, I’ve tested the lens extensively both in the field and in the lab. This is one of the smallest, lightest full-frame lenses ever made, and not just by Nikon. But how does it perform?

Sigma Announces New Lenses and Nikon Z Availability

Sigma just announced three new lenses for various camera systems (L-mount, Sony E-mount, and Fuji X-mount) as well as announcing that three of their existing lenses will be added to the Nikon Z system. It's a total of six lenses - all branded as "Contemporary," with a mix of full-frame...

Bad Weather Makes Good Photos!

Last week, there was rain in the desert. I was so surprised to visit some of the driest places in America – Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Canyonlands, and more – and see them under storms and fog rather than the blue sky. It’s not “good weather” by most definitions, but it was perfect for landscape photography.

Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Review

I’ve been shooting with the Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S for just over a year, and I’ve finally completed all of the extensive lab testing necessary to publish a full review (including testing both TCs). This lens is large, heavy, and optically excellent – built to Nikon’s highest standards, with a $2700 price to match. Here’s how it measures up.

Photography Life on DPReview’s Closure

Like most of you, I was stunned this morning to see that Digital Photography Review, the biggest dedicated photography website, is closing their doors after more than two decades of operation. I’m still trying to process the news, but here are a couple of the early things I’d like to say.

Photography News: New Z9 Firmware, Lots of Lens Sales

I'm filling in for Libor for this week's Photography News while he travels in South America in search of wildlife. He's sent me some behind-the-scenes photos already, and let me say, you're in for a treat once he returns. For now, I hope you're enjoying atmospheric sunrises and good light...

From Idea to Print: The Darkroom Process

Last week, I talked about the process of visualizing and composing with large format film during my trip to Yosemite in the fall. I’ve been working in the darkroom to print those photos, and today I finally have some results to publish and discuss!