Cameras and Lenses Category Archive - Page 7

Best Wildlife Lenses for the Nikon Z8

If you bought a Nikon Z8, you probably already know that it is one of the best cameras for wildlife, period. Not only does it have the same autofocus system as Nikon’s flagship Z9, but it manages this high performance in a much more compact and portable body that is great for traveling.

Best Cheap Lenses for Sony Cameras

Sony’s E mount has a huge range of lenses available, and if you’ve just picked up a Sony camera, choosing your first few lenses can feel confusing. In this guide, I’ll break down my picks for cheap lenses if you’re on a budget, but you still want some excellent glass!

How to Change ISO on the Panasonic G9

The Panasonic G9 is one of my favorite cameras. Unlike the GH series, which are more oriented towards video, the G9 is a perfect blend between photo and video features. In this article, I’d like to share some tips on how and why to set the ISO on the Panasonic G9.

Sony a7CR Announced: 61 Megapixels in a Tiny Package

To cap off a trio of major announcements today, Sony has revealed the a7CR – an offshoot of their small, lightweight a7C lineup that borrows the company’s highest-resolution 61 megapixel full-frame sensor. Although the original a7C was more of an entry-level full-frame camera, the a7CR definitely isn’t, launching for a price of $3000.

Sony a7C II Announced: A Competitive Update

Sony just announced the second camera in their a7C lineup, the $2200 Sony a7C II. Although it’s more expensive than the previous version, Sony has added plenty of new features, including better autofocus and a higher-resolution 33 MP sensor. The a7C II is scheduled to ship this Fall.

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Review

Viltrox is one of the few third-party companies that makes autofocus lenses for the Nikon Z system, and I've been eager to test their lenses for a while. The Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8, which I'm reviewing today, is a full-frame autofocus lens available both for the Nikon Z system and...

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 vs Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S

If you want a 24mm prime lens for the Nikon Z system, two of your options are the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 and the Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S. There’s a major price difference between them, but at least both lenses have autofocus capabilities and a Nikon Z mount! So, which one should you get?

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 vs Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8

I had the chance to test the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 and Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 extensively in the field – part of my quest to find the best wide-angle prime for the Nikon Z system! Both of these lenses aim for low prices rather than maximum performance, but which is actually better?

Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 vs Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8

One of the few companies that makes third-party, autofocus lenses for Nikon Z (and for Sony E) is Viltrox, a Chinese company focused on prime lenses. The AF 24mm f/1.8 and AF 35mm f/1.8 caught my eye, and I tested them side-by-side in the field and in the lab. Here’s what I found.

Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Development Announcement for Sony E

Tamron's has announced the development of a full-frame 17-50mm f/4 lens for Sony E mount. In the past, combining ultra-wide and normal focal lengths in a single full-frame lens has been quite a challenge. While Sony's recent 20-70mm started to head in this direction, Tamron is taking things even further...