Good News! Autofocus on the Panasonic S1R Doesnt Suck Anymore

With all of the latest and much more affordable entries into the L mount alliance like the Panasonic S1R, the system is starting to look even more attractive. The photographers that still like big, mammoth, DSLR like cameras are going to be very happy with the Panasonic S1R's latest firmware update.

Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch: A Film Directors Perspective

For a several years now, I have been patiently waiting for a new MacBook Pro to arrive. There has been a lot of hype about new processors, increased screen size and resolution, improved features and connectivity, even better battery life.

Review: Apples Night Mode Strikes the Right Balance of Technology & Art

Make no mistake, the new iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max smartphones from Apple are all about the camera system. From the new ultra-wide angel camera, to better Smart HDR, to Night Mode and beyond, Apple has gone to great lengths to catch up with the Google Pixel, and photographer Austin Mann thinks they’ve done […]

Review: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the hard-to-come-by Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM. As with any Canon super-telephoto lens that followed up a Read more...

Two Issues I Had with the Leica Q2 in the 1st Month: Dust and Banding

After using a Leica Q for 3.5 years, I decided to pre-order the eagerly anticipated Q2 in early March 2019. Despite owning a number of cameras over the years, the Leica Q had become my go-to camera for its light weight, small size, and high image quality. While I hope to do a full review […]

Review: Canon EOS RP

Keith over at Northlight Images has completed his thorough review of the Canon EOS RP. I like reviews in which the reviewer is a working Read more...

Review: Canon EOS RP by DPReview

Chris and Jordan at DPReview have completed their review of the Canon EOS RP, a camera they think has a lot of redeeming qualities. From Read more...

Shooting the New Kodak Ektachrome 100 in the City at Night

Last week, after much anticipation, I received back my first rolls of the new Kodak Ektachrome 100, exposed in Chicago over the Christmas holiday (thanks to Denver Digital Imaging Center). After all the hype and fanfare surrounding Kodak releasing a new chrome film this far into the alleged afterlife of film, I was excited to […]

A Review of 35mm Kodak Ektachrome E100 Film

Those who follow my work know that I consider myself a large format photographer. I will photograph with a medium format camera, particularly when Im trying to save weight on a backpacking trip or save time when Im teaching a photography workshop, but 35mm has been somewhat shunned in my arsenal, being a format I […]

Weve Updated Our Canon EOS R Review: RAW Edits in Capture One 12

With the Canon EOS R, we've found that the RAW files in Capture One 12 are surprisingly robust and yet even more capable than they are in Lightroom. Personally speaking, I bought the Canon EOS R because of both the lenses and how it renders skin tones.

Review: Laowa 24mm f/14 Relay Macro

Keith over at Northlight Images has completed his exhaustive review of the strange Laowa 24mm f/14 relay macro lens. While a relay lens isn’t a Read more...

Review: Canon EOS R by DPReview

DPReview has completed their review of the Canon EOS R, and we see they find the camera a mixed bag. It appears the reviewers greatest Read more...

Ive Never Flown a Drone. Heres My Review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Since the 2010 launch of the Parrot AR. Drone, consumer interest in drones has skyrocketed. DJIs ubiquitous Phantom, originally released in 2013, has spawned multiple iterations and the company has further developed product lines like the Spark and Mavic to fill various niches and price points.

Real world review: Canon EOS R by Fro

Jared Polin has completed his real world review of the Canon EOS R, you can view the 48-minute review above. For a stills camera, it Read more...

Review: Canon EOS R by TDP

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera. Canon seems to have released a Read more...

Nikon Z7 Field Report: Too Many Good Things to Not Like It

Earlier this year I got a phone call from Japan asking whether I would be interested in working on yet another important global introduction campaign for a new Nikon product. As I very much enjoyed creating the Hercules Rising night time-lapse for the introduction of the Nikon D850, I said yes. My wife Daniella and […]

Review: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II by TDP

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II. From the Review: … Full frame f/4 results from the II are impressively sharp from corner to corner over the entire focal length range.

First Impressions: MiNT InstantKon RF70 (Fujifilm Instax Wide)

The previously stated sentence is one that I've had in my mind for quite some time now; as I genuinely have been mulling over about the newMiNT InstantKon RF70. This is the first camera to give the photographer full control over the shutter speed and the aperture in addition to providing the photographer with a working meter and using Instax Wide film.

Review: Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of theCanon EF-M 18-150mm f/3. 5-6. 3 IS STM, a superzoom for Canon APS-C mirrorless cameras. The EF-M 18-150mm f/3. 5-6. 3 IS STM was announced on September 15, 2016.

My Quest to Find the Best Photography Gloves

After almost freezing my hands during an Iceland photo trip, I began a long search for proper winter gloves that would be both warm and ergonomic for operating a camera. For many years, most of my photo career was based on shooting the gorgeous seascapes and landscapes of Portugal. Even though our winters can sometimes […]

Review: Canon EOS M50 by TDP

Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera. From The-Digital-Picture: While a complete beginner can use this camera to simply capture very high quality images, the advanced user who takes the time to learn this camera’s more advanced features can have great control over their Read more...

Review: Canon EOS M50 by Cinema5D

Cinema5D has completed their hands on review of the Canon EOS M50, Canon’s latest mirrorless release. The review is mostly positive for the new mirrorless camera, although they do describe the 4K implementation as an “afterthought”, which isn’t what most people wanted from this camera.

Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III by DPReview

DPReview has completed their review of the brand new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. The is Canon’s flagship PowerShot camera with a price tag to match, but is it worth it? From DPReview: And yet – I find it hard to imagine myself recommending the G1 X III to anyone in particular. Sony’s options Read more...

Review: Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II by DPReview

DPReview has completed their review of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II, Canon’s smallest 1″ sensor camera. The camera appears to be a bit of a mixed bag, as the user experience is quite good, but the camera is let down by a soft lens and poor battery life. I looked long and hard Read more...

Review: The Light L16 is Brilliant and Braindead

On Oct 8, 2015, a completely unknown company announced a new camera which promised to change how we think about photography: “The L16 combines breakthrough optics design with never-before-seen imaging technology to bring you the camera of the future.

Review: Canon EOS M100 by TDP

Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of Canon’s latest entry level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100. From TDP: From an exciting brand-new features perspective, the Canon EOS M100 is going to turn few heads.

Review: MOAB Moenkopi Washi Kozo 110 Paper

MOAB Moenkopi Washi Kozo 110 paper is classified under the company's specialty paper, and it honestly has me scratching my head in some ways while being very impressed in other ways. The paper is designed for fine art photographers and is a matte paper with a pretty unique look to it in some ways that you only realize when lit just right.

Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III by Photography Blog

Photography Blog has completed their extensive review of Canon’s brand new flagship compact camera, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. From Photography Blog: The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the smallest G-series camera to date, yet remarkably it has the largest image sensor of any G-series camera ever released, featuring the same APS-C Read more...

Review: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM by TDP

Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the brand new Canon EF 85mm f/1. 4L IS USM. From The-Digital-Picture: While it will find use for many purposes (we will go looking for opportunities to use this lens), the Canon EF 85mm f/1.

Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

ePHOTOzine has completed their review of the brand new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Canon’s flaghship PowerShot camera which sports an APS-C 24mp image sensor. From ePHOTOzine: The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III has taken the great usability of a Canon DSLR, and the 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor with phase-detection AF built-in, and Read more...

Light L16: Things Arent Looking Good in Early Reviews

The Light L16 is a 52-megapixel point-and-shoot camera that uses a massive 16 lenses all at once to create high resolution images. It has both baffled and inspired a lot of the photography community, but the first real reviews are being published… and they aren’t very good. Is There a Need? Photography Bay expresses concerns […]

Review: Canon EOS M100 by DPReview

DPReview has completed their review of Canon’s entry level mirrorless camera. From DPReview: As we’ve said in our shooting experience, the EOS M100 is just a fun camera to use. Even for seasoned photographers, it’s a freeing experience being able to use the M100 in full auto, have great image quality from the large APS-C Read more...

Review: Nikon D7500

I came to Chris before a big vacation, and asked a simple question, Do you have a good quality camera a total novice could use that needs a review?. Twenty minutes later, he handed me the Nikon D7500 and a Nikkor lens, set up a few features, and said You'll want to keep the Fstop to about 4.

Review: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 by DPReview

DPReview has completed their review of Canon’s smallest DSLR, the EOS Rebel SL2. DPRewview referred to the SL2 as the Toyota Camry of DSLRs, which after having a Camry as a rental recently, I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

Review: Canon EOS 6D Mark II by TDP

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, and came away pretty impressed overall. While it’s not a perfect camera body, the image quality is great as far as noise and color go, but we’re all disappointed we didn’t get a dynamic range performance bump. From TDP: The 6D Mark II Read more...

A 3.5-Year Review of the $4K Leica Q

If theres a fundamental flaw with product reviews, its the typically short duration that reviewers have with the item before hitting a publishing deadline or needing to return the product to the manufacturer.

A Pro Photographers Review of the Leica M10-D

Could you and would you shoot with a digital camera without an LCD screen that costs and arm and a leg? I spent two days in Singapore wandering the streets with the Leica M10-D and here are my thoughts.

A Close Look at the Quality of iPhone 8 Plus RAW Photos

A few weeks back I ran some tests on the RAW files taken with the latest iPad Pro. Frankly, I was pretty impressed, the quality was indeed considerably better than whats possible on my soon to be replaced iPhone 6S Plus.

First Impressions: My First Week with the Canon M5

Its been a week now since I first got my Canon M5 and I can honestly say Im in love. From its first announcement, I was intrigued by it, but I had the M3 and it seemed too soon to upgrade. I had convinced myself I could at least wait a few months until I […]

First Impressions: Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

If you've ever wanted a really solid wide angle zoom lens arguably the best option for many years was the Nikon 14-24mm f2. 8 or the Canon 16-35mm f2. 8 L. But the new Sigma 12-24mm f4 Art lens is looking to challenge the offerings from both of those companies by also incorporating a bit of weather sealing and making the price more affordable.

LomoInstant Automat Review: Escape the Cold Perfection of Digital

With the proliferation of digital photography in todays modern market, perfection has become the new normal. Photography is an art practiced through initial capture, modern shooters using their camera to anchor a moment in time with as many potential options as possible be it color, tone, exposure or even as technology marches on, focus and […]

Review: Is the 7artisans 50mm f/1.1 an Affordable Noctilux or No Luck?

Is it too good to be true? A cheap M mount lens that goes all the way to f/1.1? Does the $369 7artisans 50mm f/1.1 lens belongs in the bargain bin or on your camera? From what I have been reading on forums and reviews sites, people either think this lens is brilliant OR the […]

Review: Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 is Familiar and Exciting

As a photographer who still uses film, 2017 feels like the industry is in a bit of a time warp. Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome, Hollywood blockbusters are being shot on film, and apparently the part of Polaroid we care about exists again.

Nikon D850 Best DSLR Ever, Gets First Full 100 Score at DxOMark

The Nikon D850 was just awarded the first full 100 overall score ever given out to a DSLR by the testing lab DxOMark. The D850 now sits alone in the top spot on the camera leaderboard, with the full-frame mirrorless Sony a7R II sitting at #2 with a score of 98. This is the first […]

A Look at Googles $20 Photo Book in a Hands-On Review

Expanding into its ever-growing range of products and services, Google is now offering photo books. They’re competitively good value, and in this quick video review we get a glimpse at what they’re all about.

Hands On With the New DJI Spark

Now that DJIs new mini Spark drone has been officially announced, the early reviews are starting to appear. Photo industry personality Kai Wong got his hands on a pre-release prototype, and his video provides a great early look at the drone.

Fujifilm Medium Format GFX 50S First Impressions

Wow. I typically have more to say in my first paragraph, but this camera blew me away and wow is one of the best ways to portray my first reactions. I was fortunate to test out the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50s for a week starting a few days before the new year. What a […]

Weve Finished Our Fujifilm X-T2 Review! Go Check it Out!

We've finally finished our Fujifilm X-T2 review. Overall, it's a fantastic camera. It offers wonderful image quality and perhaps the best reliability of any Fujifilm camera we've tested. We've been told that it was designed to be a workhorse, and for the most part it really is.

Intimate Objects The LOMOInstant Automat

With the proliferation of digital photography in todays modern market, perfection has become the new normal. Photography is an art practiced through initial capture, modern shooters using their camera to anchor a moment in time with as many potential options as possible be it color, tone, exposure or even as technology marches on, focus and […]