Reviews Archive - Page 5

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Review

Today, I'm reviewing the Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD, a full-frame mirrorless lens available for Sony E and Nikon Z mounts. I've used this lens extensively in the field over the past few months, and I've also brought it into our lab for extensive tests. Want to see how...

FlexShooter Pro Tripod Head Review

The FlexShooter Pro is a dual-ball tripod head designed to be used with telephoto lenses. I would practically say, the longer the telephoto lens you load on it, the better! At 680 grams (1.5 pounds), it's heavier than an everyday ballhead, but still portable enough to use with shorter lenses,...

Nikon Z 1.4x and 2.0x Teleconverters Review

Today, I’ll be reviewing Nikon’s first teleconverters for the Z mirrorless system: the TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x. These two teleconverters multiply your focal length by 1.4× and 2.0× respectively, with the usual loss of light. How do the Nikon Z TCs hold up in practice? I’ll answer in this review.

Sirui Venus 35mm t/2.9 Anamorphic Review

Sirui’s 35mm full-frame anamorphic lens is a very interesting piece of equipment. While anamorphic lenses were previously the domain of cinema-focused lenses, Sirui's Venus series blurs the line between cinema and still photography, in part because of the great selection of compatible mounts. Is it worth using an anamorphic on...

Olympus 300mm f/4 IS PRO Review

The Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO is a high-performance telephoto lens built for the Micro Four Thirds system. This lens impressed me in every way, from sharpness to design, and its fast f/4.0 maximum aperture is good even in low light. In this review, I'll go through my full experience...

Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8 Review

For this review of the Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8, I’ve tested the lens extensively both in the field and in the lab. This is one of the smallest, lightest full-frame lenses ever made, and not just by Nikon. But how does it perform?

Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Review

I’ve been shooting with the Nikon Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S for just over a year, and I’ve finally completed all of the extensive lab testing necessary to publish a full review (including testing both TCs). This lens is large, heavy, and optically excellent – built to Nikon’s highest standards, with a $2700 price to match. Here’s how it measures up.