Reviews Archive

Nikon Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Review

A relatively basic and sometimes overlooked lens in Nikon's venerable Z-series lens lineup is the Nikon Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3. Selling for $400 on its own but $300 as a kit with any full-frame Nikon Z camera, this is a budget optic with a narrow zoom range and a slow maximum...

Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Review

The Nikon Z NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is a pro-grade telephoto lens designed specifically for Nikon's mirrorless system. Although the lens was initially launched in January of 2020, shipping was delayed several times and it only became generally available in late 2020. We've now tested two samples of the...

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Review

Nikon makes some some seriously good ultra-wide lenses. The F-mount 14-24mm f/2.8 is often considered one of the best wide zooms ever, and the wide-angle Z lenses we’ve seen so far have also been fantastic. But how does the Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S compare?

Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Review

The word “superzoom” doesn’t always conjure pleasant images in a photographer’s mind. Historically, a lot of superzooms are low-end lenses with bad image quality and even worse construction. The $900 Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR aims to change that impression. Does it succeed?

Nikon Z6 II Review

Whether Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless system succeeds or fails depends disproportionately on cameras like the Nikon Z6 II. As a 24-megapixel, $2000, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Z6 II is aimed at many of Nikon’s target photographers: DSLR holdouts, Z6 upgraders, first-time Nikon shooters, and more.

Nikon Z7 II Review

As promised, we are re-posting the Nikon Z7 II review to the top of Photography Life now that we have tested the new 1.20 firmware. Our impressions are on pages 3-5. However, note that the changes were fairly minor overall and don’t affect our rating of the camera.

Fuji GFX 100S Review

Since Fujifilm entered the medium format digital camera market 4 years ago, they have made it clear that developing and innovating on their GFX line is a priority. The G-mount lens lineup is comprised of about a dozen lenses so far, and this past January, Fujifilm announced the GFX 100S,...

Canon EOS R5 Review

As Nasim noted in his review of the Canon EOS R6, Canon’s entry into the mirrorless market three years ago was not the most exciting moment for Canon shooters. By comparison, Canon made a big splash when they released the R5 and R6 in 2020.