Cameras and Lenses Category Archive - Page 4

Nikon Z6 Review

The Nikon Z6 was announced in August of 2018 alongside the higher resolution Z7. Both Z-series cameras marked the company’s entry into the full-frame mirrorless market, a category of camera that many Nikon shooters had anticipated anxiously for years. But it was always a question of “when,” not “if” Nikon…

The Reality Behind Nikon Z Banding Issues

One of the big headlines when the first Nikon Z6 and Z7 tests appeared online is that they exhibited a pattern of “banding,” or line pattern noise, when recovering shadows too much. Although most reviewers were quick to point out that 5-6 stops of shadow recovery is excessive, this issue…

Recommended Sony A7 III Settings

Released five years after the original A7, the Sony A7III marks the third generation of Sony’s ‘entry’ level full-frame mirrorless camera series. Based around an updated 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated full-frame sensor, the A7 III punches well above its weight with a rich feature including a 693 phase-detect autofocus system, 10 frames…

Canon EOS RP vs EOS R

Now that Canon has released its full-frame mirrorless EOS RP camera for just $1300, let’s take a look at how it compares head-to-head against the Canon EOS R. The two cameras actually have a lot of differences under the hood, both minor and major, in everything from autofocus to sensor…

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Announcement

Today Nikon unveiled its first professional-grade lens for the Z mount, the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, for $2299. After the release of 35mm f/1.8 S, 50mm f/1.8 S and two f/4 zoom lenses, Nikon decided to add an f/2.8 lens to its arsenal of Z-series lenses to appeal professional…

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Review

This is an in-depth review of the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S that was released together with the 35mm f/1.8 S and 50mm f/1.8 S as the first Z-series Nikon lenses. To see exactly how the lens measures up, we tested four different samples of the 24-70mm f/4…

Not Long Ago, Lenses Were Much Lighter

Recently, I started to wonder just how much heavier lenses have gotten on today’s market – both DSLR and mirrorless. The question started when Nikon and Canon’s mirrorless launches each included lenses that dwarfed the camera bodies, and it grew stronger when Sigma announced a 1.3 kilogram 40mm f/1.4 lens…

Exploring Spiders With the Tiny Sensor Olympus TG-5

I recently added an Olympus TG-5 to my photography kit to address some niche requirements that I had for a small, tough, weatherproof camera. One of the capabilities that intrigued me was the TG-5’s microscopic setting. This article shares some images and discusses exploring spiders with a tiny sensor.

Sony A7 III Review

This is an in-depth review of the Sony A7 III, the third iteration of the company’s ‘entry-level’ full-frame mirrorless camera that Sony released in the spring of 2018. Calling the A7 series ‘entry-level’ is a bit misleading, rather it is less specialized and seeks to appeal to a broader range…