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How to Take Better Black and White Landscape Photos

Landscape photography goes hand in hand with black and white. It isn’t just because of famous landscape photographers like Ansel Adams, but also because the intricate shapes that attract our attention in nature often “just feel right” in monochrome. Want to take better black and white landscape photos? This article…

Don’t Update EOS R Firmware to Version 1.1.0

Yesterday, I posted an article comparing the banding noise on today’s mirrorless cameras. The results showed the Canon EOS R to have a bit more such noise than Nikon or Sony. However, one Photography Life reader, Todd (thanks!), noted Canon released a firmware update last week to fix horizontal linear…

The Reality Behind Nikon Z Banding Issues

One of the big headlines when the first Nikon Z6 and Z7 tests appeared online is that they exhibited a pattern of “banding,” or line pattern noise, when recovering shadows too much. Although most reviewers were quick to point out that 5-6 stops of shadow recovery is excessive, this issue…

Canon EOS RP vs EOS R

Now that Canon has released its full-frame mirrorless EOS RP camera for just $1300, let’s take a look at how it compares head-to-head against the Canon EOS R. The two cameras actually have a lot of differences under the hood, both minor and major, in everything from autofocus to sensor…

Six Canon RF Lenses Under Development

Alongside the headline-stealing EOS RP announcement, Canon also released details on six upcoming RF mirrorless lenses: a 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS, 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS, 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS, 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS, and two 85mm f/1.2 primes (one normal, one “Defocus Smoothing” version optimized for bokeh). These are great additions…

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Review

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S was released together with the 35mm f/1.8 S and 50mm f/1.8 S as one of the first Z-series Nikon lenses. To see exactly how the lens measures up, we tested four different samples of the 24-70mm f/4. After all, this is one of…

Nikon Lens-Only Discounts on 13 Lenses

Nikon has released a new set of lens rebates on some of their most popular options, from the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR to the 85mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/2.8 macro lens. Below, we’ll cover all the discounts and which ones are the best deals.

Panasonic S1 and S1R Announcement

Panasonic just announced its first ever full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 24 megapixel S1 and 47 megapixel S1R. These are also the first Panasonic cameras to use Leica’s L mount, thanks to the Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount alliance announced last year. The S1 launches at a price of $2500, while the S1R is…

Best Camera Settings for Macro Photography

Although macro photography is very accessible – no exotic destinations or expensive gear required – it is often tricky to choose the best camera settings for macro work. If you want sharp, well-exposed photos, you’ll have to push your camera system to its limits. Luckily, this guide covers everything you…