Cameras and Lenses Category Archive

All Current Nikon Cameras Compared

At Photography Life, our team has used every current Nikon DSLR and mirrorless camera extensively, and we’ve now reviewed all of them in depth except the D5. So, today, I’d like to take a bird’s-eye look at Nikon’s entire lineup and explain where each camera stands in 2019.

Recommended Nikon D3500 Settings

For many photographers, especially first-time DSLR users, the camera menu on the Nikon D3500 can be confusing and overwhelming. Even though the D3500 is easier to understand than some cameras, it still has dozens of menu options to choose from. How do you even begin to set everything correctly?

Nikon D3500 Review

When Nikon announced the D3500, photographers complained that nothing had really changed from the D3400. (Akin to complaints when the D3400 had so many D3300 similarities.) I've now tested the D3500 extensively - and I disagree. It has its flaws, no doubt. But this camera is better than the D3400.

What to Bring on a Landscape Photography Trip

Photographers always talk about the best equipment for certain photographic purposes - lenses, cameras, accessories, and so on. But what about packing and carrying your equipment in the first place? For something like landscape photography, you’ll often need to pack the most versatile possible kit given very limited space.

Sony A7R IV Announcement

The megapixel race is still on and this time Sony is leading the pack with its new full-frame mirrorless offering. The company has just released its fourth iteration of the A7R camera and the specs look impressive. The new Sony A7R IV features a super high-resolution 61 MP full-frame BSI…

What Is Bulb Mode in Photography?

Photographers often feel frustrated by the 30-second shutter speed limit on many cameras. What they may not realize is that there is an easy way around this limitation - if you know how to use it. The solution is known as bulb mode.

Mechanical vs Electronic Shutter vs EFCS

Many cameras today, especially mirrorless cameras, let you pick between a mechanical and electronic shutter. Others - including a lot of DSLRs - have a third option called “electronic front curtain shutter” (EFCS) which is a blend between the other two types.