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Sony a7C II Announced: A Competitive Update

Sony just announced the second camera in their a7C lineup, the $2200 Sony a7C II. Although it’s more expensive than the previous version, Sony has added plenty of new features, including better autofocus and a higher-resolution 33 MP sensor. The a7C II is scheduled to ship this Fall.

Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Announced

Sony just announced the second generation of their pro-level 16-35mm f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom, the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II. This new version is substantially lighter and smaller than the original 16-35mm f/2.8, and it focuses more closely, too. Sony says it will ship in Fall 2023 for an MSRP of $2300.

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Review

Viltrox is one of the few third-party companies that makes autofocus lenses for the Nikon Z system, and I've been eager to test their lenses for a while. The Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8, which I'm reviewing today, is a full-frame autofocus lens available both for the Nikon Z system and...

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 vs Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S

If you want a 24mm prime lens for the Nikon Z system, two of your options are the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 and the Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S. There’s a major price difference between them, but at least both lenses have autofocus capabilities and a Nikon Z mount! So, which one should you get?

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 vs Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8

I had the chance to test the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 and Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 extensively in the field – part of my quest to find the best wide-angle prime for the Nikon Z system! Both of these lenses aim for low prices rather than maximum performance, but which is actually better?

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 vs Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8

One of the few companies that makes third-party, autofocus lenses for Nikon Z (and for Sony E) is Viltrox, a Chinese company focused on prime lenses. The AF 24mm f/1.8 and AF 35mm f/1.8 caught my eye, and I tested them side-by-side in the field and in the lab. Here’s what I found.

The Effects of Print Size in Photography

How does print size affect the emotional feel of a photo? It may seem like an image that works at one size will be equally good at any size – but in practice, I don’t find that to be true. Instead, the best print size changes from photo to photo. It’s all about what you want to say.

What’s the Best Nikon Z Midrange Zoom?

I've had the privilege to test all of Nikon's Z-series midrange zooms extensively over the last several years, both in the field and in the lab. Nikon hasn't been shy about making them, either! There are six full-frame Nikon Z midrange zooms so far, ranging from the cheapest 24-50mm f/4-6.3...