Reviews Archive

Nikon Z9 Review

We’ve done a major update to our Nikon Z9 review! On the “autofocus + tracking” page of the review, you can now watch real-world, screen-captured video from the Nikon Z9 and Sony A1 side by side. It’s a clear demonstration of their autofocus performance for wildlife photography in different conditions.

Weebill 3 Gimbal Review: Powerful Video Stabilization

The Weebill 3 gimbal from Zhiyun is a compact yet powerful gimbal, capable of stabilizing mirrorless and DSLR cameras with large, fast lenses for video usage. I’ve spent the last few weeks testing the Weebill 3 stabilizer on a number of video shoots, comparing it against my past experiences with...

Fiveray FR100C Light Review: 100 Watts in a Light Stick

Continuous lights have come a long way recently, thanks to a number of developments in both LEDs and batteries. The Zhiyun Fiveray FR100C is a perfect example of how these advancements can enable great new lighting options for photographers and videographers. The FR100C is a continuous LED light source with...

TEAMGROUP T-Create Classic TB3 SSD Review

Without a doubt, technology can sometimes be hard to keep up with. If a few years back we were happy to use basic SD and SSD drives for our everyday storage needs, they are too slow and simply inadequate to use on modern cameras and computers. Now all the talk...

SmallRig AD-01 Video Tripod + Fluid Head Review

Recently, SmallRig released a heavy-duty, inexpensive tripod called the AD-01, which ships with a fluid head. As someone who shoots both stills and video, I was very excited to try it out. However, after testing the tripod, I have some reservations. In this review, I'll tell you what I think...

Haida M-10 Filter System Review

Filters - specifically ND and polarizing filters - are some of my most-used landscape and travel photography tools. For years, I predominantly used round, screw-type filters instead of a holder system because they're small and easy to travel with. But varying lens diameters had left me with a motley assortment...

LensMaster RH-2 Gimbal Head Review

Although the weight of new cameras and telephoto lenses has mostly decreased in recent years, I still recommend using a tripod to support long lenses for wildlife photography. An essential part of any tripod kit is a good quality head. Today, I will review the LensMaster RH-2 gimbal head, which...

DxO PureRaw Review: A Noise Whisperer?

There are already a few articles on noise and noise reduction on Photography Life. Now, I'm coming back to the topic again to see how good the artificial intelligence-based DxO PureRaw is at removing noise. Will it prove to be a true noise whisperer, and how does it compare to...

Acer SC900 SDXC UHS-II Memory Card Review

With so many different manufacturers entering the memory card storage space, we are seeing an abundance of choices for all types, sizes, and speeds of memory cards. While most are targeted for general everyday needs, some are made for more specialized types of photography and videography. Acer's latest SDXC memory...