iOS 10 review: the coming of age of apps
Chances are somebody has already told you everything you need to know about iOS 10. The new version of iOS has been available in beta for a few months, and Apple has been very public about the upcoming changes in new iOS versions. So let’s try something new. Instead of describing every single new feature, ..
I Bought a Holga Digital. Here's a Hands-On Review.
I bought a Holga Digital through the Kickstarter fundraising campaign in August 2015. It is a fairly early model, so by the time you read this there might have been some tweaks or firmware updates. I have never owned the original film Holga (or any medium format camera for that matter), so this review ..
A First Review of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 'Nifty Fifty' Clone
I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but I wanted to get a review out since I just received my two copies of Yongnuo’s $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Yongnuo has their own branded […]
Review: Lensbaby's Creative Mobile Kit Lenses Bring Selective Focus to Your Phone
Lensbaby has been producing creative art lenses since the company was established in 2004. They have since released a number of different products for both SLR and Mirrorless camera bodies, as well as mobile smartphones. Recently, Lensbaby released the ‘Creative Mobile Kit’ which features two unique ..
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 […]