Miscellaneous Category Archive

The Myth of “Exposing to The Left”

You are probably familiar with the Exposing to the Right (ETTR) technique, where an image is intentionally captured as bright as possible in order to maximize the potential of a digital camera sensor. I recently came across some forum posts and articles on other resources that talk about Exposing to…

Canon M6 Mark II Announcement: A Mirrorless 90D

Canon just announced the M6 Mark II, a major upgrade to its crop-sensor mirrorless lineup. With a 32.5-megapixel sensor, 4K video, and 14 FPS continuous shooting, the M6 II isn't dissimilar from the also-just-announced Canon 90D DSLR. Here's what you need to know.

Canon 90D Announcement: 10 FPS, 4K Video, $1199

Today, among a slew of mirrorless announcements, Canon announced their newest DSLR: the 32.5-megapixel Canon 90D. The 90D is a significant upgrade to Canon’s earlier 80D DSLR, which we gave high praise in our review. Here’s everything you need to know about the 90D.

Our Macro Photography Video on YouTube

Today, I’m excited to publish the first in a series of weekly YouTube videos from Photography Life! This is something Nasim and I have planned for a while, and circumstances finally conspired to make it a reality. We’ll film everything in 4K: tutorials and case studies, with the same high…

Sony RX0 II Announcement

Late last night, Sony announced the RX0 II, a new 15.3-megapixel action camera that looks very promising even for advanced photographers. With a 1-inch sensor and a fixed, rectilinear 8mm f/4 lens (24mm field of view equivalent) – and among the lightest ever weights for a camera of this sensor…

Don’t Update EOS R Firmware to Version 1.1.0

Yesterday, I posted an article comparing the banding noise on today’s mirrorless cameras. The results showed the Canon EOS R to have a bit more such noise than Nikon or Sony. However, one Photography Life reader, Todd (thanks!), noted Canon released a firmware update last week to fix horizontal linear…

Six Canon RF Lenses Under Development

Alongside the headline-stealing EOS RP announcement, Canon also released details on six upcoming RF mirrorless lenses: a 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS, 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS, 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS, 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS, and two 85mm f/1.2 primes (one normal, one “Defocus Smoothing” version optimized for bokeh). These are great additions…

Nikon Lens-Only Discounts on 13 Lenses

Nikon has released a new set of lens rebates on some of their most popular options, from the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR to the 85mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/2.8 macro lens. Below, we’ll cover all the discounts and which ones are the best deals.