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Fastest SD Cards – Speed Test Results

After buying and testing dozens of SD cards, these are the fastest SD cards I’ve found so far. Updated regularly.

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Leica X-U Waterproof Camera Hands-on Test & Review

Leica has a waterproof camera in their line: the Leica X-U. I recently had the chance to shoot with it for a few weeks on a trip to the Arctic. Here’s my hands-on review.

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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Sample Images

I’ve been testing the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series cameras. To go along with my review that I’ve posted separately, here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. It’s no surprise that it has such a cult following. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Sony RX100 VII Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line. Here are some high-resolution photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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Olympus OM-1 Sample Images

I’ve been testing out the Olympus OM-1 mirrorless camera, a new digital version of a model first launched as a film camera over half a century ago. Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with it to give a sense of how it performs under real-world everyday shooting conditions.

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Olympus OM-1 High ISO Tests with Sample Images

I’ve been testing how the new Olympus OM-1 handles challenging lighting conditions. Here are some high-resolution photos I’ve shot with it at high ISOs to give a sense of how it performs in low-light conditions.

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Sony a7R IV ISO Range Sample Images Test & Review

I’ve been out shooting with the brand-new Sony a7R IV, the full-frame flagship model in Sony’s mirrorless camera range. Here are some side-by-side examples taken through the ISO range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400.

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OM System OM-5 High ISO Tests with Sample Images

I’ve been testing out the Olympus OM-1 under some challenging lighting conditions. Here’s a selection of images I’ve shot with the OM-1 in low light conditions at high ISOs to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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Fujifilm X-T5 Sample Images Test & Review

I’ve been testing out the new Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera. Here are some sample images I’ve taken with it under real-world shooting conditions.

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Nikon Z8 Battery & Charger Recommendations

The Nikon Z8 is very picky about which batteries and chargers it uses. After having tried several batteries and chargers, here’s what I’ve found that works for me and what doesn’t. Includes batteries, chargers, and external power.

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Nikon Lens Filter Size Charts

If you’re looking to add screw-in filters to your Nikon lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter to know which filters will fit. Sometimes it’s marked clearly on the lens itself; sometimes it’s not. Here’s my updated master list of the lens diameters of Nikon lenses, including Z-mount and F-mount, as well as older manual-focus lenses.

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Manfrotto 190Go! M-Series Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto 190Go! M-Series Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Hands-on Test & Review

The Manfrotto 190go! M-Series Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod is a 4-section tripod that’s rated for a load capacity of about 15 pounds, stands up to 58 inches tall, and weights under 3 pounds. Here’s my hands-on review.

Black Friday Deals for Photographers 2023

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Photography Deals 2023

Here’s my running list of handpicked 2023 Black Friday and Cyber Monday photography deals on camera gear and photography services of interest to photographers.

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Nikon Z7 II Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z7 II has two memory cards slots. Here are some practical recommendations on which memory cards are good choices to take advantage of all of the camera’s features.

How to Create a Contact Sheet with Photoshop

How to Create a Contact Sheet with Photoshop

Contact sheets are an old-fashioned idea going back to film days, but they can still be very useful. Here’s how to create one with Adobe Photoshop.

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Sony a6700 Memory Card Recommendations

It’s not always easy to choose the right SD card for your camera, and the Sony a6700 has some particularly high-end features that demand a very fast SD card. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards are good choices for the a6700 in order to be able to use all of the camera’s features.

How to Use ImageMagick to Generate a Contact Sheet

Contact sheets might be old-fashioned, but they’re still very useful even with digital photography. And one of the many things that ImageMagick can do with photos is to assemble them into a contact sheet. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Strip Out Metadata from Photos on Mac

There are several options for removing image metadata for privacy on Mac, from standalone apps to highly versatile command-line tools. Here’s a rundown of some of the best options.

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How to Remove Metadata from Images on Mac with ExifTool

Digital images are often loaded with metadata that contains information you might want to share. If you find that you often need to strip out metadata from images, the free command-line tool ExifTool is a powerful option for it.

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How to View Image Metadata with ExifTool on Mac

Displaying all the metadata of an image is ExifTool’s bread and butter operation, and yet it’s also where ExifTool really shines. Here are several ways to use it.

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How to Install ExifTool on Mac

ExifTool is the gold standard for viewing and workign with image metadata. Here’s how to install it on Mac.

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How to Create a Drop Folder on Mac to Automatically Convert HEIC to JPG

Combining Mac Folder Actions and ImageMagick, you can create a drop folder to automatically convert any images dropped into it from HEIC to JPG.

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How to Navigate to Specific Folders in Terminal on Mac

Many of the guides I’ve posted here for working with images from command line tools assume you’ve navigated to the folder holding the images. Here’s how to do that.

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How to Strip Metadata from Images Using ImageMagick on Mac

If you want to remove any identifying metadata information from your photos before posting them online, ImageMagick offers a quick and easy way to do it. It’s especially good when paired with macOS Folder Actions to do it automatically when you drop photos into a designated folder.

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How to Use ImageMagick to Convert Images to WebP on Mac

If you have to convert a bunch of images to WebP or set up automatic conversion on your Mac, ImageMagick is a great option. Here’s how to set it up for batch conversion to WebP or watched folders for automatic converting.

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How to Install ImageMagick on Mac

ImageMagick can be a very powerful and efficient tool in a photography workflow. And while it might seem intimidating to use command-line tools through Terminal at first, it really is pretty straightforward. It doesn’t come pre-installed on Mac. Here’s a guide to installing it using the wonderfully helpful Homebrew package manager.

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How to Convert JPG to AVIF Format in ImageMagick on Mac

ImageMagick is a very useful suite of tools for working with image files. While its command-line interface can be a bit intimidating at first, there are some real benefits to using it as part of a photography workflow. Here’s how to use it to convert images to AVIF for use on websites.

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Venus Optics Laowa Lens Codes

Laowa lenss use various codes in their names to denote compatibility or particular features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

Rockinon 12mm Manual Focus Wide-angle Lens for Nikon F-mount. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Rokinon Lens Codes

The names of Rokinon lenses include special codes to indicate compatibility and features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Sony Lens Codes Explained

Sony uses a bunch of confusing codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Pentax Lens Codes Guide

Pentax has used a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

What is a Prime Lens?

You might have heard recommendations that if you want the fastest and sharpest lenses you should use prime lenses. So what is a prime lens?

What is the Sunny 16 Rule?

If you’ve ever seen mention of the Sunny 16 Rule and wondered what it means, here’s an explanation.

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What is a Fast Lens?

Get to grips with fast lenses–what they are, how they work and why they’re so popular among photographers. Learn what defines a fast lens, the benefits of shooting with one, and good lenses to start with. Plus, discover some lens gotchas to watch out for.

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What Does It Mean When a Lens Has an Aperture Range Like ƒ/4.5-6.3 in its Name?

Some zoom lenses have an aperture range like ƒ/4.5-6.3 in their names. Here’s what that means.

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What are Series-Size Filters?

You don’t come across series-size filters much anymore, but if you’re using a vintage manual-focus lens, you might run into them.

Kodak Film Edgeprint Codes

Identifying Kodak 35mm & 120/220 Film Stock from Edgeprint Codes

Here are the edgeprint codes Kodak uses for 35mm (135) and medium-format (120/220) film stock, including black and white, color negative, and color transparency films.

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Zeiss Lens Codes Guide

Zeiss uses a bunch of codes and distinctive names n naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

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Tokina Lens Codes Guide

Tokina uses a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.