Cameras and Lenses Category Archive

The Smartphone vs The Camera Industry

If you have not had a chance to see my iPhone X review, I recommend that you start there first. This post is a continuation of my thoughts on the photography market, computational photography and the use of artificial intelligence in photography. It is not a review of the iPhone…

The Case for f/16

As photographers, it’s easy to get in our own heads and overthink which aperture to use. On one hand, there’s the classic saying - “f/8 and be there.” On the other, modern lens reviews almost always conclude that the sharpest aperture is around f/4 or f/5.6.

It’s Time for More Pancake Lenses

Camera manufacturers have gone all-in on the idea of lightweight cameras. That’s almost entirely how mirrorless got its start, and it remains a major reason why photographers switch from their bulky DSLRs today. So, why haven’t lighter lenses caught on, too?

How to Improve Your Camera Battery Life

Sooner or later, every photographer runs into their camera’s dreaded low battery warning. The eighth law of photography states that the charge left on your battery decreases as the scene in front of you grows more interesting. But never fear - that’s where the tips in this article come in.

Nikon D6 and 120-300mm f/2.8E VR Announcements

Nikon has just announced that it is "developing" the next generation top-of-the-line "flagship" camera for sports and wildlife photographers, the Nikon D6. The launch is intended for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan next summer, which is going to be an important event for all major camera manufacturers, including…

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Hand-held Hi Res Macro Test Images

Due to some shifts in our business emphasis, we recently added an Olympus OM-D E-M1X and a selection of M.Zuiko lenses to our kit. One of the E-M1X features that I have been experimenting with is the Hand-Held Hi Res Mode. After having some good results photographing landscapes, still life…

Sony A6100 and A6600 Announcements

Today Sony announced two APS-C cameras - the high-end A6600 and the stripped down version of the A6400 in the form of the A6100. Both cameras will be available later this year at price points of $1400 and $750 for body-only versions.

Canon Announces Two Mirrorless f/2.8 Zooms

Rounding out the list of Canon announcements today are two pro-level zooms for the company's full-frame mirrorless cameras: a 24-70mm f/2.8 and the world's first 15-35mm f/2.8 zoom. Both will be available in late September, each selling for $2300.