Testing the Canon EOS Ra: Why Its Worth it for Astrophotographers

Trevor Jones of AstroBackyard recently got his hands on a niche camera that will be extremely interesting to astrophotographers… and just about nobody else: the Canon EOS Ra. In the video above, he takes it out for a test shoot to show off the two features that set this camera apart when it comes to […]

A Prime Lens Photographer Tries Out Tamron f/2.8 Zoom Lenses

Being in the photography game over 12 years has given me some fixed routines that are hard to break. Routines like focusing solely on prime lenses. In the last few years I’ve been carrying 20mm, 35mm, 85mm, and 200mm fixed focal length lenses on my camera bag while occasionally wondering if the grass looks greener […]

Bet You Didnt Know This Fun Fact About Nikon Sensors!

Newsflash: Nikon designs its own sensors. If you're just hearing about this for the first time, don't worry; you're most likely just one of many. Canon Watch was another (so you're in good company), leading to a blog post sharing some details about how Nikon exactly is involved in the making of its sensors.

Hands-On with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art No Distortion Lens

For Canon and Nikon shooters looking to get a fast ultrawide, the choices in the past have been the Nikon 14-24mm f/2. 8, Canon 16-35mm f/2. 8, and Tamron 15-30mm f/2. 8 VC. Or, go with an f/4 lens and get the Canon 11-24mm or Sigma 12-24mm.

DxOMark and DxO Labs Break Up, Now Separate Entities

It was just revealed, in a DxOMark email that was sent out to cover milestones for the company during 2017, that DxOMark was officially spun off from DxO Labs into its own company. This change actually happened back in September according to the email, but for whatever reason, the company/companies chose not to disclose this until now 4 months later.

I Tested 10+ Photoshop Alternatives to See How They Stack Up

To Adobe or not to Adobe. That is the question many photographers are asking with the spate of new image processing programs vying to kill Photoshop. I tested more than ten contenders as alternatives to Adobes image processing software, evaluating them for the specialized task of editing demanding nightscape images taken under the Milky Way, […]

Review: The Nikon D850s Negative Digitizer Isnt Ready for Prime Time

A couple weeks ago, I got a chance to run the Nikon D850 through its paces as a scanner. The Negative Digitizer feature, which can automatically flip negatives to positive got a lot of buzz as the camera was being released, and I was eager to try it out. Ive been using digital cameras to […]

A Special Effects Makeup Shoot With a Pre-Release Nikon D850

Weve seen how the upcoming Nikon D850 handles low light, but how does the new sensor perform in a studio shoot? This 4-minute AdoramaTV video with photographer Seth Miranda puts it to the test, shooting a model with special effects makeup.

Testing the Sony a7R III with the $5,700 Canon 200mm f/2L

Sony’s latest mirrorless cameras are much improved when it comes to shooting with adapted lenses from other manufacturers. To test just how well it works, photographer Manny Ortiz got his hands on a $5,700 Canon 200mm f/2.

Instagram is Finally Testing a Regram Feature

Reposting an Instagram photo you like currently involves uploading a new version to Instagram, an act that can put you on the wrong side of copyright law. Instagram may finally be getting ready to unveil a “regram” button that lets you safely share other people’s photos in your feed without making a copy of them. […]

Testing Nikons New 28mm f/1.4 Lens in Morocco

Last year, I was fortunate enough to earn a Nikon ambassador badge. I took this as a recognition of my work from a the institution I admire for making the best tools to meet my creative needs. A few months later, going through my work on a Shotkit article, Nikon representatives asked me to shoot […]

Using the Beautiful Canon 50mm f/1.2L on the Sony A7RII Wow

I have had a great weekend shooting with the now kind-of-old, well-known, and mostly-forgotten-about Canon 50 f/1. 2L lens. This lens came out years ago, and has been reviewed hundreds of times by users, reviewers, and anyone with an opinion.

Sony a7R IV: First Impressions and Real-World Photos

A few weeks ago, Sony asked me if I wanted to do a quick test run with the (at that time) unannounced Sony a7R IV. I was pleasantly surprised as I (and I am sure many others) expected the a7S III to come out first. I agreed and was excited to be one of the […]

Using the Godox V1 to Shoot a Tribute to Henry Peach Robinson

Father and son wedding photographers David and Luke Edmonson were recently commissioned by Godox to test its new V1 round-head flash. The duo decided to shoot this 9-minute video and a creative photo as a tribute to English photographer Henry Peach Robinson.

Sony Mirrorless Cameras Still Eat Stars

Sony recently released firmware v.4.0 for its a7S II and a7R II mirrorless cameras. The announcement that this firmware version Improves image quality when Long Exposure NR setting is off raised hopes for many photographers that Sony had at last addressed the issues caused by their automatic smoothing of all exposures of 4 seconds or […]