First Impressions: Panasonic S1 (Should Sony Be Scared?)

When Panasonic announced at Photokina last year that they were coming out with new full frame cameras in cooperation with Leica and Sigma, I think that the entire photo industry was put on notice. There are lots of folks who think that Panasonic created the first real, major threat to Sony in terms of something that professionals would want to use.

Review: Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG HSM Art (What The 35mm Shouldve Been)

After reviewing the Sigma 40mm f1. 4 lens, theSigma 28mm f1. 4 DG HSM Art was a relief to handle--a smaller lens in almost every way, 28mm is also one of my favorite focal lengths. Photographers who often reach for this focal length are street photographers, travelers, and even those just looking to photograph just for fun.

Video: Watch What we Did to the Olympus OMD EM1x

I think we can honestly say "Mission Accomplished" in showing off just how durable the Olympus OMD EM1x is for photographers. This camera is the most durable that we've tested thus far, and we're pretty proud to say that mostly anyone that uses it will find it to be reliable enough in pretty much any circumstance.

Review: Fujifilm GFX 50R (One of the Best Cameras Ive Ever Tested)

As you can probably tell from the lede of this article, I'm incredibly happy with what the Fujifilm GFX 50R is capable of doing for so many reasons. For the first time, we have a medium format camera that isn't really designed to be used in the studio and that is actually highly capable.

Review: Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD (Canon EF)

When theTamron 17-35mm f2. 8-4 Di OSD was offered to us for review, I have to say that with all honesty I wasn't all that excited. Zoom lenses are very useful, but primes are where my heart is. Tamron's zoom lenses have traditionally been very good since their rework a few years ago to include the silver mount ring, but a zoom lens with a variable aperture and that isn't a telephoto zoom lens to the nigh equivalent of going on a date with someone that you're not all that excited about but do instead just to see if you can give it a shot.

Review: Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM (Canon RF)

As a former Canon DSLR owner, I've always had a complicated relationship with lenses like theCanon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM; but this latest version has proven itself to be useful in many situations.

First Impressions: IRIX 150mm F2.8 Dragonfly Macro Lens (Nikon F)

At Photokina, theIRIX 150mm f2. 8 Dragonfly Macro Lens was announced amongst the sea of other things, and if you don't know a whole lot about IRIX it would be easy to miss them. They're a company based in Europe and according to the last that I heard, their lenses are made in Korea.

Review: Cecilia Lambert Camera Messenger Bag

When theCecilia Lambert Camera Messenger Bag was announced a few weeks, ago, we got a moment to take a look at Photo Plus East and called one in for review. The bag is a fashionable messenger designed with a few really key but differentiating design features that add to its overall unique nature.

Video: The Fujifilm GFX 50R Went Through at Least 10 Different Designs

We've been anticipating the Fujifilm GFX 50R camera for a little while now and after getting some hands on time with it at Photokina, we were even more intrigued. So at the recent Photo Plus Expo, we had a bit more time not only with the camera, but with Fujifilm's own Makoto Oishi.

Camera Bag Review: Portage Supply Kenora Backpack (4th Generation)

When I was first told about thePortage Supply Kenora Backpack by my buddy Travis, I went out and bought the 3rd generation backpack off of Amazon at his pointing them out. But after establishing a press relationship with the company, I was told about their 4th generation backpack--and for every day use this has to be one of the best options that isn't a roll top camera bag.

Video: How Sony Designed the 24mm F1.4 G Master Lens

At Photo Plus Expo 2018, we had a chance to speak a bit with Sony's Mark Weir about the design behind the new Sony 24mm f1. 4 G Master Lens. This lens is quite revolutionary in the fact that it is a bit smaller than most other 24mm f1.

Video: How Sony Designed the 24mm f1.4 G Master Lens

At Photo Plus Expo 2018, we had a chance to speak a bit with Sony's Mark Weir about the design behind the new Sony 24mm f1. 4 G Master Lens. This lens is quite revolutionary in the fact that it is a bit smaller than most other 24mm f1.

First Impressions: Tokina 50mm f1.4 Opera (Canon EF)

One of my biggest criticisms of Tokina was their lack of weather sealed glass, but the newTokina 50mm f1. 4 Opera offers it and a number of other great things. Tokina and Hoya, who provide the literal glass in the lenses for most of the industry, are very experienced lens makers and when you look at what theTokina 50mm f1.

First Impressions: Tokina 50mm F1.4 Opera (Canon EF)

One of my biggest criticisms of Tokina was their lack of weather sealed glass, but the newTokina 50mm f1. 4 Opera offers it and a number of other great things. Tokina and Hoya, who provide the literal glass in the lenses for most of the industry, are very experienced lens makers and when you look at what theTokina 50mm f1.

Lens Review: Tokina 20mm F2 FiRIN AF (Sony FE)

When theTokina 20mm f2 FiRIN AF was announced, I was a tad confused as to why they'd create it. I mean, the manual focus version was and still is great. They essentially just took it, gave it autofocus and didn't do any other major upgrades.

Lens Review: Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN AF (Sony FE)

When theTokina 20mm f2 FiRIN AF was announced, I was a tad confused as to why they'd create it. I mean, the manual focus version was and still is great. They essentially just took it, gave it autofocus and didn't do any other major upgrades.

Review: Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Canon EF)

When theTamron 100-400mm f4. 5-6. 3 Di VC USD is mounted to something like the Canon 6D Mk II, the hobbyist photographer is bound to get a great lens for capturing wildlife. Tamron's record for creating stellar lenses over the years is continuing in many ways with theTamron 100-400mm f4.

First Impressions: Canon EOS R (Canons First Full Frame Mirrorless Camera)

The new Canon EOS R camera was announced tonight. As expected and reported on previously, it is a full frame mirrorless camera that offers up a whole lot. While there surely is innovation with this camera that is very unique to the Canon EOS R, the major innovations arguably come with the new lenses that were also announced.

Review: Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS USM II (Canon EF)

When theCanon 70-200mm f4 L IS USM II was announced, I thought that it would make for a fantastic travel photography lens and one that will appeal to enthusiasts quite a bit. Canon, after all, decided to do a revamp of the lens rather than the most minimal amount of effort that they put into their f2.

Review: Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AF (Canon EF)

When I heard about the Rokinon 14mm f2. 8 AF lens, I was a tad shocked. I mean, a new autofocus lens for Canon DSLRs? Really? Why not just continue to focus on mirrorless cameras instead of going for a dying format? Alas, Rokinon has created this lens for DSLR shooters; specifically those that use Canon EF mount cameras.

Review: Cub and Co XQR Strap and Camera Bag System

I've often been a big fan of the things that Cub and Co does, but with the newCub and Co XQR system I'm scratching my head. This is a product that I'm not exactly sure I understand though I will fully admit that there are things about it that make it innovative and much different from everything else out there.

Review: Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art (Canon EF)

The 70mm focal length has always weirded me out, so when theSigma 70mm f2. 8 DG Macro Art came in I was a scratching my head for sure. Macro work is fun, but it gets monotonous after some time. The 70mm focal length is odd for portraiture, but the right photographer can make it work.

The Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD Lets You Shoot in the Rain with a $599 Price Tag

Tamron continues to make lenses that promise to be really nice and give them a super affordable price point; and the newTamron 17-35mm F2. 8-4 Di OSD seems to be adhering to that philosophy. With their token silver ring around the mounting, this lens will go for $599 and will feature moisture resistance--which means that you'll be able to shoot with it in the rain when the opportunity comes around.

Review: Blackforest Bags K2 Leather Edition (A Proper Man-Purse of a Camera Bag)

When theBlackforest Bags K2 Leather Edition came in for review, the first thing I thought about is just how much it looks like a man purse. I've reviewed tons of stylish camera bags before, but more than anything else that I've used, theBlackforest Bags K2 Leather Edition seems best meant to accompany your super high end camera--yet theBlackforest Bags K2 Leather Edition isn't available at a super high end price.

Review: Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 Power OIS (Micro Four Thirds)

When thePanasonic 12-60mm f2. 8-4 Power OIS was announced with a number of other variable aperture lenses out there, I was very confused. Why would Panasonic make a lineup of lenses with a variable aperture and target them at professional photographers? Many want constant aperture lenses.

Review: Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4 Power OIS (Micro Four Thirds)

When thePanasonic 12-60mm f2. 8-4 Power OIS was announced with a number of other variable aperture lenses out there, I was very confused. Why would Panasonic make a lineup of lenses with a variable aperture and target them at professional photographers? Many want constant aperture lenses.

Review: Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD (Canon EF)

When testing theTamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD, I had a whole lot of hope. The company's lenses have been stellar and they've been winning many awards. But when it came to working with this lens, things were just off.

Review: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD (Sony FE)

Generally speaking, I'm not one that likes zoom lenses; but when I considered what theTamron 28-75mm f2. 8 Di III RXD is then I didn't mind it all that much. The talks about autofocus issues are in my opinion highly over exaggerated as I personally didn't see them with my unit.

Review: HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag

There are so many things about theHEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag that could have made it the absolute perfect bag for the commuter in a city that isn't as densely populated as NYC. But at the same time, theHEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag can be easily converted to be a sling bag for everyday use--and that's where I feel it excels the most.

Review: Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AF FE (Sony E Mount, Full Frame)

When I started using theRokinon 50mm f1. 4 AF FE, I didn't think that I and readers who I share images with on Instagram would adore the image quality this much; don't get me wrong, I knew that Rokinon lenses are great but this one seemed to create absolute magic.

How to Choose the Right Portrait Lens for You

Portrait photography, in general, is one of the most popular niches in the industry and is often one of the first things a new photographer attempts to master as they hone their craft. But a key to making appealing portraits is making a good lens selection based on the look that you are attempting to produce.