A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/4 and Its Crazy Close 4.7mm Working Distance
Here’s a new video review by Thomas Shahan, the “Bob Ross of bug shots,” of the new Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 wide angle macro lens. There are a number of interesting features in this manual-focus lens, including a buit-in shift mechanism and a crazy close 4.7mm working distance ..
Review: Pluto Trigger is a Small, Smart Trigger That Packs a Punch
One hundred and nineteen dollars. That’s it. That’s all you need to open a door to a world of photography previously known only to the most extreme DIYers and commercial photographers for whom purchasing decisions are usually made for them by client requests. The Pluto Trigger does a lot, ..
A Leica Q Review with Thoughts and Sample Images
Editor’s note: This article was also published on photographer Alex Cornell’s blog. I brought the Leica Q with me on a recent trip to Barcelona and Mallorca. I usually travel with a backpack full of Canon gear; this time I wanted to try a more casual approach. The plan was to bring a capable ..
Review: CamFi Will Make Your 'Dumb' DSLR Smart for Just $130
The day I bought my first Wi-Fi enabled “smart” camera was the day I realized how inconvenient it was to use a camera that lacked the enhancements offered with a built-in wireless connection. Not ever having been able to interact with my camera via my iPhone, it was truly a case of not knowing ..
Review: The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is a Stellar Prime Lens for Portraits
The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens is breathtaking to behold. Prior to receiving the lens from Carl Zeiss for this review, I had done some extensive research about the lens and its features. When I received the box in the mail, I was extremely impressed with the packaging and design of the box the lens […]
Stress Testing SD Cards to See How Their Real Write Speeds Stack Up
The popular YouTube tech channel LinusTechTips recently did an SD card showdown to see how the actual performance of the cards compares to what’s written on the labels. One of the things they did was a Canon 6D test, the results of which can be seen in the graphic above (here’s a larger version). ..
iPhone 7 Plus Camera Review: iPhone JPEG vs iPhone RAW vs Sony A7R II
As a full time professional photographer, I try to remind people that the best camera you have is the one you have with you. Since I have yet to permanently graft a DSLR onto my body, my best camera is often my iPhone. So, is the new iPhone 7 Plus good enough to help alleviate […]
Testing the Sony a7R II on a Huge Canon 600mm Lens
Last week, we shared a video showing how the Sony a7R II has greatly improved autofocusing with Canon EF lenses using a Metabones adapter. Photographer Yannick Ciancanelli did some similar tests using a Fotodiox adapter and a wide range of Canon lenses, including the massive $11,499 Canon 600mm f/4. ..
DigitalRev Parodies Top Gear for Its Nikon D5 Review
Top Gear is going through some tough times right now, so the online photography show DigitalRev has decided to take on the mantel of continuing the famous car show’s style and traditions. The latest DigitalRev episode is a Nikon D5… done in the style of Top Gear. “We’ve decided ..
Video: Review Pits the Nikon D750 Against the D610 and D810
Just over a week ago we featured Matt Granger’s review of ZEISS’ recently-announced Otus 85mm f/1.4, and today he’s back with a quick review and comparison test of Nikon’s newest full-frame camera: the D750. Located between the D610 and D810 in Nikon’s DLSR lineup, Granger reviews ..