Cameras and Lenses Category Archive - Page 11

Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 vs Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3

Nikon Z photographers who want a lightweight telephoto zoom have only a handful of options. Two of the most interesting choices are Nikon'z own Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and the Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD - which is Tamron's first official autofocus lens for the Z system. If you're...

Do You Need a Flagship Camera?

Flagship cameras today are aimed at wider audiences than ever before. They often have more resolution, less weight, and even (taking inflation into account) lower prices. Most of all, their features are geared toward far more than just fast-paced sporting events. But does that mean a flagship camera is right for you?

Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Announced + Pre-Order Links

Nikon just announced the highly-anticipated 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR! This lens has been several years in the making, beginning with the appearance of a 200-600mm “non-S” lens on Nikon’s roadmap in October of 2019. The wait has been agonizing, but the lens’s $1700 starting price and impressive specifications will almost guarantee it’s a hit.

Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Announced

Today was a big day for budget Nikon telephoto lenses! Alongside the long-awaited announcement of the Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR, Nikon also unveiled the Z 70-180mm f/2.8. This $1250 Tamron-designed lens complements Nikon’s existing 17-28mm f/2.8 and 28-75mm f/2.8 to form a budget f/2.8 trio. Here’s what we know.

What to Test On Your New Camera Lens

Whether you’ve just picked up a new camera lens at retail or are considering buying one second-hand, knowing how to test and evaluate a lens can save you time and money. In this guide, I’ll show you how to check a lens for the most common flaws, all without any specialized tools.

Announcing Photography Life’s New Raw Image Database

Today, I'm excited to announce the start of Photography Life's raw image database! With every new camera and lens we test, we'll be publishing full-resolution raw files available to download for your reference. We're also adding existing cameras and lenses to the database, with more than 400 raw sample images...

Nikon Z DX 24mm f/1.7 Announcement

Nikon just announced their first-ever DX prime lens for the mirrorless Z system – the Nikon Z DX 24mm f/1.7. This ultra-light lens will launch for $280 and is expected to ship in mid June. Here’s what you need to know about the Z DX 24mm f/1.7.

Canon EOS R100 Announced: Basic Features, Great Price

The newest addition to Canon’s RF mount is the EOS R100, an entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera with a starting price of $479. Unsurprisingly, the EOS R100’s features are quite basic, and its tech feels a couple of generations old. But that’s by design – Canon’s goal here was price, not features.

Nikon Z 1.4x and 2.0x Teleconverters Review

Today, I’ll be reviewing Nikon’s first teleconverters for the Z mirrorless system: the TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x. These two teleconverters multiply your focal length by 1.4× and 2.0× respectively, with the usual loss of light. How do the Nikon Z TCs hold up in practice? I’ll answer in this review.

Sirui Venus 35mm t/2.9 Anamorphic Review

Sirui’s 35mm full-frame anamorphic lens is a very interesting piece of equipment. While anamorphic lenses were previously the domain of cinema-focused lenses, Sirui's Venus series blurs the line between cinema and still photography, in part because of the great selection of compatible mounts. Is it worth using an anamorphic on...