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Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Review

When Nikon added an 800mm S-line prime lens to their roadmap, I had flashbacks to the F-mount 800mm f/5.6E FL. That lens was Nikon’s crown jewel for years – a $16,300 piece of glass that very few photographers could justify. Would the mirrorless version, the 800mm f/6.3 that I’m reviewing today, be any different?

Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Review

The Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH lens from Panasonic is a fast, high-performance prime lens built for the micro four thirds system. With the full frame equivalent focal length of 24mm and a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, this lens is built to capture low-light scenes and, if you...

Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Review

The first serious lens that I ever bought as a photographer was one of Nikon's 105mm macro lenses. It might as well have been glued to my camera. Landscapes, cityscapes, and of course macro photos - 105mm was my go-to focal length for everything. Even though I've moved on from...

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Review

The Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro lens is the one of the best macro lenses available for Micro Four Thirds photographers, and possibly the best. With its strong 1:1 magnification, superb sharpness, reasonable working distance, and excellent handling, there is very little room for improvements. I have shot with the M.Zuiko...

Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Review

At first glance, the Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens seems a bit out of place. Nikon already has a 24-70mm f/2.8 S for their mirrorless system, and it’s one of the best lenses we’ve ever tested. Why would Nikon release another f/2.8 zoom with such a similar focal length range?

Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Field Test

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to go to the tropical Andes with two great companions. I’m not referring to the group of nice people who went with me to photograph the wonders of the local nature. I’m talking about the two 400mm telephoto lenses we took along.

Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Review

Sometimes, a lens that’s enjoyable to use will find a permanent place in your bag, even if it has some optical flaws. That’s how I feel about the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8, which is one of Nikon’s smallest and lightest lenses ever. I carried the Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 around the world to Iceland, Zion National…

Nikon Z 40mm f/2 Review

For years, one of the biggest reasons to choose a mirrorless camera over a DSLR was to save weight. Not all of today's mirrorless cameras follow that pattern - just look at the Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 - but saving weight is still a high priority for many...

Sirui B25R Bendable RGB Light Review

Sirui’s new light, the B25R, literally puts a twist on traditional studio lights. The defining feature of the B25R - a constant, RGB strip light - is the ability to articulate and curve individual sections of the light to turn it into a wraparound source. Is this feature a must-have...