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Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8 Review

The Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8 is a full-frame autofocus lens available both for the Nikon Z system and for Sony E mount. At just $380, it undercuts lenses such as the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 ($850) and Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 ($750). But how does it perform? This review will...

Best Cyber Monday Deals for Photographers

Below is a list of the biggest Cyber Monday sales I’ve found in the photography world, including cameras, lenses, computers, and more. I’ve put my personal favorite deals in bold lettering. All prices and availability have been updated.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Review

The Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro is a lightweight prime capable of 1:2 close focus photography. At $499, it is positioned as a value option rather than one of Canon's high-end L-series lenses, but it still has some tricks up its sleeve. Should you add the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8...

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Review

This is an in-depth review of the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, one of Sony's top wide-angle prime lenses meant to offer the highest image quality and brightest aperture available at 24mm. The 24mm f/1.4 GM lens incorporates many of Sony's most advanced lens technologies, including high-end coatings, multiple aspherical...

Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Review

One of Nikon's most intriguing decisions in the mirrorless era is to sell two different f/2.8 zoom trios - one set of professional, S-line lenses for $2000+, and another set for about half the price but with Tamron-designed optics. In the cheaper trio, the longest lens is the $1250 Nikon...

Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L Announced: The Holy Grail Midrange Zoom

One of my favorite long-running gags in the photography world is that, whenever someone wishes for an unrealistic lens, another photographer will chime in sarcastically asking for a lightweight 14-200mm f/2.8 with perfect optics, or something just as impossible. Apparently Canon took that as a challenge. The newly released RF...

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Review

The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is an $898 wide-angle, wide-aperture prime lens for Sony full-frame cameras. As you’ll see throughout this review, this small and somewhat unassuming lens has extraordinary performance, making it a top choice for landscape, Milky Way, and other wide-angle photography.

Nikon’s Secret Macro Lens

I love using macro lenses, but that isn’t the only way to focus up close. Plenty of non-macro lenses, too, have enough magnification for small subjects like flowers or dragonflies. In fact, one Nikon lens can reach 1:1 macro capabilities without any third-party accessories, even though “macro” isn’t in its name!