Cameras and Lenses Category Archive - Page 3

Understanding Camera Lenses: A Beginner’s Guide

Lenses. They’re arguably the most important piece of equipment a photographer can buy – even more important than the camera itself. But what makes lenses so useful? Why are some camera lenses so much better than others? The answer goes beyond simple things like sharpness and image quality. Instead, lenses…

Mastering Wide Angle Lenses

The first lens a lot of landscape photographers want to buy is a wide-angle. Intuitively, it makes some sense that the most useful lens at an amazing scene is the one that captures as much of the scene as possible. But that mindset only works so well in practice. So,…

Nikon Z6 and Z7 IBIS Service Advisory

Earlier this week Nikon issued a “Technical Service Advisory” for faulty Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism on the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. We have been doing what we can to collect some information regarding this service advisory to see what type of a recall it is and what serial…

Nikon Z6 and Z7 Firmware Update Wishlist (Updated)

Without a doubt, camera firmware is one of the most important parts of any modern digital camera, and this is especially true for mirrorless cameras that have a lot more electronics compared to DSLRs. The Nikon Z6 and Z7 are Nikon’s first attempts at getting into the mirrorless market. Considering…

Comparison of 24-70mm Lenses for Nikon F Mount

If you are wondering which 24-70mm lens is the best for the Nikon F mount, we put together a detailed article that compares the sharpness of all currently available options on the market today. The comparison involves both 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses from Nikon, as well as three 24-70mm f/2.8 third…

Fuji X-H1 Review

One could argue that Fuji’s timing of the X-H1 release in February of 2018 was a bad marketing move due to the release of the X-T3 months after the announcement. I wholeheartedly agree, as the X-H1 certainly did fall into the shadows of the X-T3 and all the fanfare that…

What Are Optical and Digital Zoom in Photography?

If you are in the market for a camera, especially a compact or fixed lens point and shoot camera, you’ve probably come across the terms optical and digital zoom. But what do these phrases mean? Is one type of zoom better than another? Camera manufacturers use all kinds of jargon…

The Nikon Z Cameras for Landscape Photography

I’ve now been using the Nikon Z7 for more than six months, and I’ve also tested the very similar Z6 extensively for our review at Photography Life. The takeaway in both cases is that, despite a few flaws, Nikon produced an excellent and surprisingly refined first-generation mirrorless camera. But the…