Reviews Archive - Page 7

Pergear 35mm f/1.4 Review

Lenses with a fixed focal length of 35mm are among the most popular ever. It stands between wide angle and normal lenses, taking the best of both. They can provide a nice field of view, minimal distortion, and a pleasant depth of field. In this review, I'll take a look...

Pergear 14mm f/2.8 Review

Pergear’s 14mm f/2.8, full-frame lens is a very interesting option for Sony, Nikon, Canon, and Leica mirrorless photographers. After all, it reaches wide and bright, yet costs under $300. But can it really deliver? I tested this budget ultra-wide in the field, and here’s what I found.

Peak Design Travel Tripod Review

I tend to think of a tripod as a necessary evil. Even with today's image stabilization, a tripod is still a requirement in many cases, so it's important to find one with the right balance of characteristics. What does that include? Small size, sufficient height, good vibration absorption, high durability, easy...

Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Review

This is an in-depth review of the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8, which was announced in September of 2022. Although the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is a wide-aperture zoom with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, it is not part of Nikon's high-end "S-line," and the MSRP of $1200 is less...

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO Review

When you search for a high-quality lens for Micro Four Thirds, it's hard to avoid the PRO series from Olympus (now OM System). And in terms of a standard, midrange zoom, one of the best lenses is the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO. Unlike f/2.8 lenses, the Olympus 12-45mm...

OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Review

Today, OM Digital Solutions announced a new macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras: the OM System 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO. It’s a unique autofocus macro lens capable of 2x magnification, and I’m excited to reveal that I’ve already tested a copy of the lens extensively! Here’s my full review.

SanDisk PRO-G40 SSD Review

The era of slow external drives is over. Thanks to the incredibly fast memory technologies on modern computers, we are able to use external storage as if it was native to the computer. This opens up opportunities to expand the built-in storage of computers and use drives with much larger...

Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 PF VR S Review

When Nikon added an 800mm S-line prime lens to their roadmap, I had flashbacks to the F-mount 800mm f/5.6E FL. That lens was Nikon’s crown jewel for years – a $16,300 piece of glass that very few photographers could justify. Would the mirrorless version, the 800mm f/6.3 that I’m reviewing today, be any different?

Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 12mm f/1.4 ASPH Review

The Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH lens from Panasonic is a fast, high-performance prime lens built for the micro four thirds system. With the full frame equivalent focal length of 24mm and a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, this lens is built to capture low-light scenes and, if you...

Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Review

The first serious lens that I ever bought as a photographer was one of Nikon's 105mm macro lenses. It might as well have been glued to my camera. Landscapes, cityscapes, and of course macro photos - 105mm was my go-to focal length for everything. Even though I've moved on from...