Reviews Archive

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD Review

Since its announcement in August of 2016, the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD has been a popular macro lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony A-mount cameras. Thanks to its 1:1 reproduction ratio, updated optical formula, latest optical coatings, optical image stabilization, a solid build,...

Lexar 128 GB CFexpress Memory Card Review

With the release of fast NVMe PCIe-based storage on our computers, we have gotten used to their incredible transfer speeds. Camera manufacturers have been catching up with the latest technology, and thanks to their efforts, we now have cameras with XQD and CFexpress memory card slots as well. As an...

Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S Review

Nikon released its first portrait lens for the Z mount with the announcement of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, but it was more of a "show off" lens to demonstrate the possibilities of the new system more than anything, especially considering its exorbitant $8K price-tag. The portrait lens...

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review

The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a standard focal length prime lens that was announced in September of 2015 for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras. With its wide aperture of f/1.8 and built-in image stabilization (at the time of its announcement, it was the world's first...

Nikon Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Review

The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is a compact and lightweight consumer-grade telephoto lens, specifically designed for Nikon's mirrorless DX cameras. It was announced together with the ultra-compact Z DX 16-50mm VR and Z50 mirrorless camera in October of 2019. While not as compact as the collapsible Z DX...

Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Review

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is the smallest and the lightest lens available for the Nikon Z mount. Nikon unveiled its first consumer-grade Z zoom lenses in the form of the Z DX 16-50mm VR and the Z DX 55-250mm VR together with its first DX mirrorless camera,...

Fuji GFX 50R Review

Ever since Fujifilm entered the medium format market, it has been working steadily on developing the system by making highly-capable and compelling cameras at very appealing price points. The Fujifilm GFX 50R is the company's attempt to lure APS-C and full-frame customers into the GF system by providing a lightweight,...

Fuji X-T3 Review

After the success of the X-T2, Fujifilm announced the Fuji X-T3 successor on September 6, 2018. Sporting the fourth-generation 26.1 MP X-Trans CMOS 4 BSI sensor, X-Processor 4 processor, a fast 425-point hybrid autofocus system, and very impressive video recording features, the X-T3 was an instant success among Fuji enthusiasts and professionals.

Fuji X-T30 Review

Fujifilm released the third iteration of its popular camera in the form of the X-T30 in February of 2019, two years after the release of its predecessor. Sporting a lot of the internals of the popular Fuji X-T3 mirrorless camera, the X-T30 can be considered its mini version, except in...

Nikon D780 Review

The Nikon D780 is a 24 megapixel DSLR capable of shooting 12 frames per second in live view and uncropped 4K video at 30 FPS. It brings many of the newest live view features from the mirrorless Nikon Z6 to a Nikon DSLR for the first time, including on-sensor phase detection pixels. Nikon announced the D780 DSLR in January 2020 and began shipping it the next day.