I just returned from Bosque Del Apache, a beautiful wildlife refuge in New Mexico, where I spent a week testing the Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S. Yes, our copy of Nikon’s longest Z lens finally arrived! Of course, as a landscape photographer, I mainly used it for landscapes, not wildlife.
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Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Review
Sometimes, a lens that’s enjoyable to use will find a permanent place in your bag, even if it has some optical flaws. That’s how I feel about the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8, which is one of Nikon’s smallest and lightest lenses ever. I carried the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 around the world to Iceland, Zion National…
My Favorite Photography Deals of the Holiday Weekend
There are lots of great Black Friday deals still left for photographers that have carried over past Cyber Monday. From sales on Nikon F-mount lenses to a good deal on Topaz software, here are some of the ones that stand out to me the most.
Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Review
For years, one of the biggest reasons to choose a mirrorless camera over a DSLR was to save weight. Not all of today's mirrorless cameras follow that pattern - just look at the Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 - but saving weight is still a high priority for many...
Behind the Photo: The Rapids of the Yellowstone River
A couple of months ago, I took an abstract/intimate landscape photo that I was happy with, and some people have asked me how it was made. It’s a somewhat tricky image to parse, so today I thought I could go behind the scenes and show how I took it.
Nikon Z9 Review (Firmware Version 3.0)
We’ve done a major update to our Nikon Z9 review – the entire review has been revamped and is now current for Firmware Version 3.0. New sample photos and other updates have been added along the way, too. Check it out!
Working with the Landscape in Front of You
I just returned from a long trip to Yosemite, partly to test some lenses for upcoming reviews, and partly to unwind. Although I had a great time out there, the conditions for “classic” landscape photography left something to be desired: very few clouds or fall colors anywhere.
Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S Announcement
It was a popular day for photography announcements! Alongside Fuji's X-T5 and Canon's EOS R6 Mark II, Nikon officially announced a lens that's been on their roadmap for a while: the Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. As many photographers expected, it's an f/4 lens and has a built-in...
Sony A7R V Announced: Faster Processor, Better Autofocus
Sony just announced the next addition to their high-resolution A7R camera lineup with the A7R V, which sports an upgraded processor and focusing system compared to the prior A7R IV. Although 61-megapixel BSI sensor is the same as the previous generation, there are lots of other improvements behind the scenes. Let’s take a look!
Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S Review
The Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S has been one of the most highly anticipated Nikon mirrorless lenses yet – but it almost didn’t exist. In early versions of the Nikon Z roadmap, a 24-105mm was shown instead. Thankfully, Nikon scrapped that plan and eventually went with the 24-120mm design we have today.