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