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Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Review

We’ve updated our review of the Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 with full lab tests of sharpness, vignetting, chromatic aberration, and distortion. I’ve also added dozens of new sample photos from my recent trip to Sri Linka. Read on to see how the lens stacks up after these extensive tests!

Zhiyun’s X100 and G60 Review: Mini Lights with Power

There has been a lot of great innovation in the continuous lighting space recently. I recently got the opportunity to check out two of Zhiyun’s newest lights: the G60 (a 60-watt capable cube) and the slightly larger X100. Are these lights worth adding to your kit? In this short review,...

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM Review

Fast, ultra-wide zoom lenses have long been staples for advanced and professional photographers. The Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L is a recent example, building upon Canon's legacy of 16-35mm f/2.8 glass for their DSLR system. Our in-depth review will tell you everything you need to know about the Canon RF...

Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8 Review

The Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.8 is a full-frame autofocus lens available both for the Nikon Z system and for Sony E mount. At just $380, it undercuts lenses such as the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 ($850) and Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 ($750). But how does it perform? This review will...

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Review

The Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro is a lightweight prime capable of 1:2 close focus photography. At $499, it is positioned as a value option rather than one of Canon's high-end L-series lenses, but it still has some tricks up its sleeve. Should you add the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8...

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Review

This is an in-depth review of the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, one of Sony's top wide-angle prime lenses meant to offer the highest image quality and brightest aperture available at 24mm. The 24mm f/1.4 GM lens incorporates many of Sony's most advanced lens technologies, including high-end coatings, multiple aspherical...

Nikon Zf Field Test

Nikon has an impressive family tree that includes a number of iconic cameras. If you started out in photography during the analog film era, you'll be familiar with classic cameras like the Nikon F3 or Nikon FM2. These manual cameras - with their simple controls, unbeatable reliability, and precision -...

Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Review

One of Nikon's most intriguing decisions in the mirrorless era is to sell two different f/2.8 zoom trios - one set of professional, S-line lenses for $2000+, and another set for about half the price but with Tamron-designed optics. In the cheaper trio, the longest lens is the $1250 Nikon...

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Review

The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is an $898 wide-angle, wide-aperture prime lens for Sony full-frame cameras. As you’ll see throughout this review, this small and somewhat unassuming lens has extraordinary performance, making it a top choice for landscape, Milky Way, and other wide-angle photography.

SmallRig VB99 Battery Review

Having reliable power is essential to photography and videography. Instead of traditional power banks, lots of photographers - and especially videographers - will use V-Mount style batteries in order to deal with multiple devices more seamlessly. SmallRig’s VB99 is an evolution of the traditional V-Mount battery, and it's what I'll...