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Fastest SD Card Speed Tests

With cameras getting improved 4K, 5K, and even 8K video recording and burst shooting features all the time, some of them need the write speeds that only the fastest SD cards provide. So here’s a roundup of the fastest SD cards based on my independent tests.

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Fastest MicroSD Card Speed Tests

Need a fast microSD card? If you’re shooting 4K, 5K, or 8K video, high-speed burst-mode photos, or some other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my speed tests of the fastest microSD cards.

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Sony a7R IV High ISO Image Samples

Here’s a collection of images shot at high ISOs on the Sony a7R IV, Sony’s flagship model with a new and improved 61MP sensor.

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Sony a7R IV ISO Range Sample Images

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.

Lightroom Alternatives in 2022

Lightroom isn’t for everyone. Here are leading candidates for the best Lightroom alternative in 2022, including full-featured management and processing apps, RAW processing and image management, and the best free Lightroom alternatives.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card: SD Card Recovery Options

All those photos you took have disappeared from the SD card. The good news it that there’s still a good chance you can recover photos from the SD card. Here’s what to do. Includes free and paid SD card recovery options.

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Sony FE 20mm ƒ/1.8 G Wide-Angle Prime Lens Sample Images

Here’s a selection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G wide-angle prime lens on a Sony Alpha camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

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Which Image File Formats Are Best for What? Photography Edition

There’s a bunch of different image formats available, some old as well as many new ones. But it’s not always clear which is the best to use. JPG? RAW? HEIC? WebP? Here’s a quick guide on which image files formats are best, when.

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Types of SD Cards Explained

There are several different types of SD card, as well as multiple speed rating systems and cryptic codes. Here’s a rundown of what the differences are.

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Nikon Lens Filter Size & Lens Hood Charts

If you’re looking to get a polarizer, UV, or ND filter for your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Nikon/Nikkor lenses.

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NextoDI NPS-10 Portable Backup Device Review – Backing up Photos & Videos on Location

The NextoDI NPS-10 is a small, self-contained device for backing up photos and videos from memory cards while you’re traveling or on a location shoot. Here’s my review.

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Sigma 105mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Hands-on Review

The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art telephoto lens is fast, sharp, and well-made. Here’s my hands-on review.

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens Sample Images

Here’s a selection of images I’ve shot with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO zoom lens to give a practical sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

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Managing the Dual SD Card Slots of the Olympus OM-1

The Olympus OM-1 has two SD card slots. It’s not required that you fill both of them–the camera will work just fine with only one SD card. But there are advantages do filling them both.

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Aspect Ratios for Images on the Olympus OM-1

You can choose from among several options for the aspect ratio of photos on the Olympus OM-1. But there’s a catch worth knowing about.

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How to Format Memory Cards on the Olympus OM-1

Whether you need to free up space on your SD cards or prepare a new card, here’s how to format SD cards on the Olympus OM-1 mirrorless camera.

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Zoom Range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens

Here are some practical visual examples of the zoom range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO zoom lens on an Olympus / OM-System Micro Four Thirds body.

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How to Switch Between Autofocus (AF) & Manual Focus (MF) on the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens

Is your Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO lens stuck on manual focus? It’s easy to fix, but Olympus does things a bit differently from other brands. Here’s how.

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Olympus OM-1 SD Card Recommendations

The Olympus OM-1 doesn’t come standard with memory cards, and some of its features require cards that are fast enough to keep up. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get.

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Olympus TG-6 SD Card Recommendations

The Olympus Tough TG-6 doesn’t come with an SD card as standard. So which should you get? Here are some practical recommendations for cards that are fast enough to take advantage of all the TG-6’s features.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Sigma 14mm ƒ/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Sigma 14mm ƒ/1.8 DG HSM ultra-wide lens.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Images

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

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Sigma 105mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample photos I’ve taken with the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the fastest of Sigma’s 105mm lenses.

SD Memory Cards

Best Free Data Recovery Software for SD Cards

Here’s a rundown of the best free data recovery software to use if you’ve accidentally deleted photos or videos from your SD card.

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Zoom Range of the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

Here are some practical examples of the zoom range of the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art ultra-wide zoom lens.

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How to Quickly Rotate Images with a Mac Quick Action

Here’s a quick guide to creating an Automator service (quick action) so that you can quickly rotate images with a simple right-click.

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How to Generate Thumbnails with a Mac Quick Action

Here’s a quick guide to creating an Automator service (quick action) so that you can quickly batch generate thumbnails images from multiple imae files with a simple right-click.

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How to Quickly Resize Images with a Mac Quick Action

Here’s a quick guide to creating an Automator service (quick action) so that you can quickly resize image files with a simple right-click.