I’ve been shooting with the Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S for just over a year, and I’ve finally completed all of the extensive lab testing necessary to publish a full review (including testing both TCs). This lens is large, heavy, and optically excellent – built to Nikon’s highest standards, with a $2700 price to match. Here’s how it measures up.
Cameras and Lenses Category Archive
Pergear 35mm f/1.4: An Exceptionally Cheap 35mm Lens
Lenses with a fixed focal length of 35mm are among the most popular ever. It stands between wide angle and normal lenses, taking the best of both. They can provide a nice field of view, minimal distortion, and a pleasant depth of field. In this review, I'll take a look...
Pergear 14mm f/2.8 Field Test: Ultrawide and Fast, on a Budget
Pergear’s 14mm f/2.8, full-frame lens is a very interesting option for Sony, Nikon, Canon, and Leica mirrorless photographers. After all, it reaches wide and bright, yet costs under $300. But can it really deliver? I tested this budget ultra-wide in the field, and here’s what I found.
Sigma Joins the Nikon Z System with Three DX Lenses
Sigma just announced that three of their existing APS-C lenses – the 16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4, and 56mm f/1.4 – are launching for the Nikon Z system later this year! I’ve been a fan of Sigma lenses for years, and it’s exciting to see them finally add some Z mount options.
Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Review
This is an in-depth review of the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8, which was announced in September of 2022. Although the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is a wide-aperture zoom with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, it is not part of Nikon's high-end "S-line," and the MSRP of $1200 is less...
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO Review
When you search for a high-quality lens for Micro Four Thirds, it's hard to avoid the PRO series from Olympus (now OM System). And in terms of a standard, midrange zoom, one of the best lenses is the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO. Unlike f/2.8 lenses, the Olympus 12-45mm...
OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Review
Today, OM Digital Solutions announced a new macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras: the OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO. It’s a unique autofocus macro lens capable of 2x magnification, and I’m excited to reveal that I’ve already tested a copy of the lens extensively! Here’s my full review.
Canon EOS R8 Announcement: 30 FPS Pre-Release RAW Burst, $1500
Canon just announced a new addition to their full-frame mirrorless lineup with the EOS R8, a mid-range camera with some nonetheless impressive features and specifications. At the heart of the camera is a 24 megapixel sensor with up to 40 FPS bursts, or 30 FPS when shooting RAW pre-release bursts.
Canon EOS R50 Announcement: Entry-Level But Solid Features
Today, Canon announced their first entry-level camera for the EOS R system, the Canon EOS R50. With a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, a fully articulating LCD, 15 FPS shooting, and 4K 30p video, the EOS R50 strikes a solid balance for $679 ($799 with the kit lens) despite the camera’s basic design.
Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.2 S Formally Announced
As expected from last month’s development announcement, Nikon has now formally announced the Z 26mm f/2.8 and the Z 85mm f/1.2 S lenses for their mirrorless Z system. The 26mm f/2.8 will sell for $499, and the 85mm f/1.2 for $2799. They ship in early and late March, respectively.