Cameras and Lenses Category Archive

Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Announced

Nikon just announced the newest lens for the Z system – and their first lens ever with a “Plena” designation. The Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena is full of high-end features and will be available next month for $2500. It also has one of the most intense optical construction diagrams I’ve ever seen.

11 Things to Know About the Nikon Zf

Nikon’s big announcement of the retro-themed Zf will draw a lot of attention, and not just because the camera is so beautifully designed. In fact, some of the Zf’s new features are totally unexpected and exciting – and many aren’t obvious at first glance. Here’s what you need to know!

Nikon Zf Announcement: A Camera of Firsts for Nikon

Moments ago, Nikon announced the full-frame, retro-themed Nikon Zf mirrorless camera. And although it inherits some tech from Nikon’s existing cameras like the Z6 II, the Nikon Zf actually has a lot of surprises under the hood. With a launch price of $2000, this camera looks extremely promising to me.

Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Field Review

It's been five long years since Nikon debuted the Z system, and now the Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR is finally here. Over the years, Nikon has steadily added to their supertelephoto lineup, with excellent lenses like the Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 and f/2.8, 600mm f/4, 800mm f/6.3, and 100-400mm...

Panasonic G9 II Announcement: A Worthy Upgrade?

Panasonic has just released the DC-G9 II, a highly-anticipated update to the beloved Panasonic G9 that Nicholas and I reviewed a few months ago. Five years since the original, the Panasonic G9 II brings some amazing updates to an already great camera. As a user of the original Panasonic G9,...

Venus Optics 90mm f/2.8 Macro 2x Field Review

If you’re using one of the newer mirrorless systems, like Nikon’s Z mount or Canon’s R mount, your native macro lens options are probably relatively limited. Fortunately, there are a lot of third-party options, including the the Venus Optics 90mm f/2.8. This lens promises a 2x magnification ratio and exacting...

Best Wildlife Lenses for the Nikon Z8

If you bought a Nikon Z8, you probably already know that it is one of the best cameras for wildlife, period. Not only does it have the same autofocus system as Nikon’s flagship Z9, but it manages this high performance in a much more compact and portable body that is great for traveling.

Best Cheap Lenses for Sony Cameras

Sony’s E mount has a huge range of lenses available, and if you’ve just picked up a Sony camera, choosing your first few lenses can feel confusing. In this guide, I’ll break down my picks for cheap lenses if you’re on a budget, but you still want some excellent glass!