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Sony A7 III Review

Calling the A7 series ‘entry-level’ is a bit misleading, rather it is less specialized and seeks to appeal to a broader range of photographers at an accessible price point. It doesn't offer the same high resolution as the A7R series, the same low-light and video-centric features of the A7S series…

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Review

A traditional weakness of Sony's FE lens lineup has been the number of options available at the telephoto end of the range. The issue has been somewhat rectified in recent years with the release of the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS, Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS and Sony…

Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Review

Announced alongside the Sony Alpha A7RIII mirrorless camera body last year, the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS is a significant addition to Sony’s standard zoom lens lineup for their FE mount. Before its release, Sony users had a bit of a tricky choice when it came to selecting a…

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens Review

Introduced alongside Sony’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras in 2013, the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens was the first fast-aperture, “standard” focal length prime lens available for the FE mount. The 50mm prime lens has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with many new lenses in…

Sony RX100 VI Review

Announced in June 2018, the RX100 VI is yet another iteration of Sony's RX100 series of pocketable high-end compact cameras. The last few years haven't been kind on point-and-shoot cameras with smartphone cameras now the tool of choice for most casual photographic situations. This has nearly eradicated the point-and-shoot camera…

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Review

The 70-200mm focal length f/2.8 lens has become a staple in the photography world with each camera manufacturer offering their variant on this now-classic design. The history of the autofocus-capable 70-200mm f/2.8 lens within the Canon universe stretches all the way back to 1989 with the introduction of the Canon…

Tokina 300mm f/4 ATX Review

The Tokina 300mm f/4 ATX lens is a budget lens option for DSLR shooters. Its design dates to the early 90’s and this lens has received rave user reviews on camera forums for its sharpness and durability. Its all-metal design and f/4 max aperture make it stand out from other…

Fuji X100F Review

The X100-series cameras have been very popular since they were introduced to the market and the X100F is the fourth iteration of the product. Sporting a 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, a fast X-Processor Pro image processor, an improved 91-point AF system and an updated button layout with joystick…

Nikon 45mm f/2.8D PC-E Review

This is an in-depth review of the Nikon 45mm f/2.8D PC-E, also known as PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED, a special purpose normal-angle lens designed for architecture, commercial, macro, and nature photography. “PC” stands for “Perspective Control”, but I will refer to this type of lens as “tilt-shift” in…

Hoya Pro1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter Review

This is a review of the Hoya Pro1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter in both 72mm and 77mm filter thread sizes. Polarizing filters are designed to reduce glare and reflections of light while at the same time greatly enhancing the natural colors and saturation of an image. This filter is produced…