Cameras and Lenses Category Archive

Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Review

Sometimes, a lens that’s enjoyable to use will find a permanent place in your bag, even if it has some optical flaws. That’s how I feel about the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8, which is one of Nikon’s smallest and lightest lenses ever. I carried the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 around the world to Iceland, Zion National…

Maximum and Minimum Aperture in Photography, Explained

Understanding aperture in photography is key to creating great photos. One of the most important considerations is the difference between "maximum aperture" and "minimum aperture." You'll constantly hear photographers use these terms, but they can sound like gibberish if you don't have the right background knowledge. So, today, I’ll explain...

Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Review

For years, one of the biggest reasons to choose a mirrorless camera over a DSLR was to save weight. Not all of today's mirrorless cameras follow that pattern - just look at the Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 - but saving weight is still a high priority for many...

Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Field Test

Before the Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lands in our new lens testing lab, I gathered some experiences with it over two weeks of bird photography in Latin America. How did the Nikon 400mm f/4.5 perform under the equatorial sun? I’ll cover that in my field review of the lens today.

Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S Announcement

It was a popular day for photography announcements! Alongside Fuji's X-T5 and Canon's EOS R6 Mark II, Nikon officially announced a lens that's been on their roadmap for a while: the Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. As many photographers expected, it's an f/4 lens and has a built-in...

Fujifilm Announcements: Fuji X-T5 and 30mm f/2.8 Macro

In its final X-Summit of the year, Fujifilm just announced the release of the X-T5, the newest camera in their very popular X-T lineup. They also announced a new 30mm macro lens for the X-Series cameras. With a 40mp sensor, an updated processor with 2x faster readout speeds, and a...

Sony A7R V Announced: Faster Processor, Better Autofocus

Sony just announced the next addition to their high-resolution A7R camera lineup with the A7R V, which sports an upgraded processor and focusing system compared to the prior A7R IV. Although 61-megapixel BSI sensor is the same as the previous generation, there are lots of other improvements behind the scenes. Let’s take a look!