Review: Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 OPERA (Canon EF)

Reviewing the Tokina 16-28mm f2. 8 OPERA lens was a bit of an odd thing for me as it goes against much of what I really want in a modern lens these days. While the focal lengths are limited in their range, the price point is kept down well over $1,000.

Review: Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 OPERA (Canon EF)

Reviewing the Tokina 16-28mm f2. 8 OPERA lens was a bit of an odd thing for me as it goes against much of what I really want in a modern lens these days. While the focal lengths are limited in their range, the price point is kept down well over $1,000.

Review: Canon EOS RP (Well Worth the Money for Almost $1,200)

When I look at and think about the Canon EOS RP, I see the strategy for Canon that they've been imparting for many years. Said strategy goes something like this: bundle the camera with a printer and a lens and do an instant rebate with the retailers to simply move the product.

Are Fast Aperture Lenses Really Worth the Money? Probably Not!

When you start out as a photographer, you probably go straight for the kit lens or small, fast aperture lenses like a 50mm f1. 8 or so. There are reasons why some lenses are called te Nifty 50--and it's because they're nifty, at 50mms, can let in a lot of light, and can help a photographer grow for many years as they become better.

Review: Fujifilm 16mm f2.8 R WR (The Adventurers Lens)

The Fujifilm 16mm f2. 8 R WR lens is a lens that I wasn't expecting from the company simply because of the fact that they already had a very good 16mm f1. 4 R WR lens. However, considering the company's philosophy of bringing things down to a more elementary audience in a more affordable, weather sealed form, it played out into being right in line with what they do.

Review: Fujifilm 16mm F2.8 R WR (The Adventurers Lens)

The Fujifilm 16mm f2. 8 R WR lens is a lens that I wasn't expecting from the company simply because of the fact that they already had a very good 16mm f1. 4 R WR lens. However, considering the company's philosophy of bringing things down to a more elementary audience in a more affordable, weather sealed form, it played out into being right in line with what they do.

Sony vs Nikon vs Pentax: Which is the Most Weather Sealed?

Weather sealed cameras are a beautiful thing. You can go outside in the elements and you just don't have to worry (too much) about your camera taking a shower. Many cameras offer weather sealing, but a recent video put the Pentax K1, the Nikon D850, and the Sony A7R III side by side for a comparison on the amount of weather sealing each body really has. Join us after the break to check out the video.

Review: Sony a6400 (The Sony a9 with an APS-C Sensor)

Up until recently, Sony's focus seemed to rest with their Full Frame mirrorless cameras, but the Japanese consumer electronics giant reaffirmed their commitment towards APS-C cameras when they announced the A6400 back in January of this year.

Comparing Fujifilm Lenses for Portrait Photography with Denae and Andrew

Studying and comparing all these lenses is a bit of a daunting task. To make it easier to to tackle, we'll come at this in two ways. First, Im going to compare them all against each other. Then we'll go through each of them, one at a time, and talk strengths and weaknesses of each but most cover who each one is for, and who each one maybe isnt for.

Review: Leica Q2 (Almost a Perfect Camera, But Still Not There)

When I first got the Leica Q2 in my hands, I really wondered if Leica had created a perfect full frame point and shoot. And in some ways, I think that they did; but in other ways I believe that it wasn't thought out fully despite the big deal of it being given some of the best weather sealing on the market.

Review: Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

Announced earlier this year at the end of February, the Sony 135mm f1. 8 G Master is the 9th lens to join the ranks of Sonys premium G Master lineup. Sony created the 135mm f1. 8 G Master with portrait photographers in mind first and foremost, as many portrait photographers gravitate toward the 135mm focal length due to the fact that subjects appear true to life with little to no discernible distortions.

Our Favorite Lenses for the Fujifilm XT3 (and Why)

When we begun testing the Fujifilm XT3, we didn't totally know what to expect. We knew that it was going to be better, but we didn't know that the image quality would be more film-like, the autofocus would be better and the battery life would be better.

The Leica Q2 is a Pretty Good Deal; Youre Thinking About it Wrong

At just a little under $5,000 the Leica Q2 is a camera that the company has obviously worked hard on and upgraded in pretty much every way. While it's still lacking things like a joystick and could probably benefit from a few more buttons, the camera is highly capable and arguably does almost everything else that lots of other full frame cameras with 40MP+ are capable of.

Special Report: Shooting Street Photography With the Ricoh GR III in NYC

If you were to sit there and compile a list of cult cameras, the majority of them would be analog--but in the digital world one can consider the predecessors to the Ricoh GR III to be cult classics. Along with the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras, the Ricoh GR has been fascinating street photographers for years.

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.

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.