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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…

Henry Anderson  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, is it better to use a zoom lens or a prime lens? It's a common question a lot of photographers, particularly those who are just starting out in portraiture, are bound to ask.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Apr 22, 2022  |  0 comments

There are three zoom lenses I consider absolutely essential to provide the versatility that travel photography demands: the 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm. It's no exaggeration to say I don’t leave home without them, and if travel is in your plans for the upcoming season, those lenses can play a big part in how well you tell the story of your journey.

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.

Vanessa Joy  |  Apr 16, 2022  |  1 comments

Being a photo nerd isn’t cheap. Photographers have expensive taste that is never satisfied. So how can you make the most out of your photography budget while still creating great images?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers are known for carrying tons of gear, so they’re prepared for just about anything they encounter. We’ve addressed this burden in the past for landscape shooters who often hike great distances into the field, and for travel photographers who want to carry a minimum of equipment.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The camera equipment we recommend typically involves primary gear like cameras, lenses, or expensive accessories. Today’s list is much different, as deals with “cheap stuff” that one pro says every outdoor shooter should own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Capturing tack-sharp images of birds in flight can be a real challenge, even for professional photographers. Regardless of your skill level, we’re going to help you up your game with some great advice from two experts.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at colorful nighttime light trail photos, and assumed they required advanced skills and special gear. As you’ll see in the tutorial below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t checked the calendar recently you can kiss winter goodbye, because spring officially begins Sunday. And that means it’s time to dust off a macro lens and bone up on your skills.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments

There's more to landscape photography than just using a wide-angle lens. In fact, you can capture many interesting landscape looks using a long telephoto lens.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great shot more than failing to achieve precise focus. You can compose a scene properly, nail exposure, and capture beautiful colors, but if the image is soft all is for naught.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Money is tight for a lot of folks these days, and that often makes it difficult to justify purchasing new gear. But if you explore the used market there are great deals to be found, as long as you know what to look for and buy from a

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Long telephoto lenses can be exciting to use, offering the unique ability to get in tight on distant subjects. But big glass doesn’t necessarily guarantee great photographs, unless you have the proper skills.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 15, 2022  |  0 comments

It's almost impossible to pick one favorite lens for portrait photography, which is why pro photographer Julia Trotti has narrowed it down to two primes as her top choice(s): 35mm and 85mm. Why does she pick these two focal lengths, in particular, for shooting portraits?

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