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50 Photography Terms You Need to Know

In this article, I will introduce some of the most important photography terminology that every photographer should know, beginner or advanced. There are 50 terms at the moment, but this is an ongoing glossary, and we will be adding more words over time. You may notice that the definitions below…

The Case for f/16

NIKON D800E + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 100, 0.6 seconds, f/16.0 As photographers, it’s easy to get in our own heads and overthink which aperture to use. On one hand, there’s the classic saying - “f/8 and be there.” On the other, modern lens reviews almost always conclude that…

It’s Time for More Pancake Lenses

Camera manufacturers have gone all-in on the idea of lightweight cameras. That’s almost entirely how mirrorless got its start, and it remains a major reason why photographers switch from their bulky DSLRs today. So, why haven’t lighter lenses caught on, too? In an earlier article, I analyzed every lens released…

How to Improve Your Camera Battery Life

Sooner or later, every photographer runs into their camera’s dreaded low battery warning. The eighth law of photography states that the charge left on your battery decreases as the scene in front of you grows more interesting. But never fear - that’s where the tips in this article come in.…

Canon Announces Two Mirrorless f/2.8 Zooms

Rounding out the list of Canon announcements today are two pro-level zooms for the company's full-frame mirrorless cameras: a 24-70mm f/2.8 and the world's first 15-35mm f/2.8 zoom. Both will be available in late September, each selling for $2300. First up, here are the specifications for each: RF 15-35mm f/2.8…

Canon 90D vs M6 Mark II

Today, Canon released two cameras with very similar specifications - except one is a DSLR, and one is mirrorless. The EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II share a number of impressive specifications, whether you're a stills-only photography or a dedicated video user. Here's how they compare to one another.…

Canon 80D vs 90D

Now that Canon's 90D has been released, I wanted to see how it stacks up versus the earlier 80D DSLR. At first glance, the two cameras look similar; the biggest physical difference is that the 90D adds a joystick to control autofocus. But beneath the hood, these are very different DSLRs.…

Canon M6 vs M6 Mark II

Now that Canon has released the new EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera, I wanted to take a look at how this camera compares to its predecessor, the EOS M6. Both are highly capable cameras, but they have more differences than similarities. Here's how each one stacks up. (more…)