Jon Sienkiewicz

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Modern cameras have excellent AE (Automatic Exposure) features, so users can get great shots without thinking much about what’s happening under the hood. The light meter, of course, is built-in and somewhat autocratic—and therein lies the rub.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry—how does one decide? Some people prefer one over another; that’s what makes this world go round. Taking a scoop of this analogy into the world of camera bags, the Niko 3.0 Camera Sling Bag from Chrome is pistachio ripple. In other words, some people are going to love it, and others will like it but not name it their favorite. Dig in and decide for yourself.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

The 27-ounce 90mm f/1.5 manual focus lens from Mitakon Zhongyi Optics is a handful of glass, that’s for sure. We reviewed the Speedmaster on a full-frame Sony mirrorless body and formed some strong opinions. Read on…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 06, 2022  |  0 comments

If you grew up in America, your idea of an electrical wall outlet is a flat rectangle with two receptacles where one can plug in the cord from a lamp, toaster or other 110-volt gizmo. Here are five products that may change that mental image forever.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 29, 2022  |  1 comments

Freezing rain is falling, your tomcat is suing you for royalties from the YouTube videos he starred in, and every bird in the city boycotts your feeder because of your snoopy telephoto lens. Cheer up! We all have those days when we feel like f/16 in an f/1.4 world. But there’s always something to take pictures of—and it often can be found as close as our own kitchen.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 22, 2022  |  0 comments

When we reviewed the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Ultra-Zoom Lens in Sony APS-C mirrorless mount, we were truly impressed that a long-reach zoom that small (< 5 inches) had such outstanding IQ, focused to 5.9 inches and cost less than $700. But I must confess that all the while, I was eagerly awaiting the Fujifilm X version of this beauty. I finally landed a sample, and here’s what happened.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 15, 2022  |  0 comments

WotanCraft has established themselves as a top-tier brand that offers unique and desirable camera bags, photo backpacks, bicycle bags, business/everyday carry bags and premium watch straps. The WotanCraft Trooper combines outstanding styling with useful features and highly durable build quality.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Platypod, category-disrupter and creator of popular, compact tripod alternatives, is at it again. Their latest, the new Platypod eXtreme, recently debuted on Kickstarter. If you act now you can get in on the action.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments

We started looking for DIY skins for cameras and lenses and discovered a literal treasure trove of sticky things that are camera-related, at least remotely. We limited our search to AliExpress, an online merchant with whom we have had sporadic success. We think you’ll like some or all of them, so we’re sharing our findings here.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is a professional photo printer and arguably the best printer a photographer can buy. Your images can look every bit as good on your wall as they do on your monitor when you control the final creative output and use the right equipment.

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