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Fastest microSD Cards

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.

SD Memory Cards

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.

SD Memory Cards

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.

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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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.

Nexto DI NPS-10 Portable Memory Card Backup and Storage

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.

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Prime Lens

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.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 14mm ƒ/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens Hands-on Review

The Sigma 14mm ƒ/1.8 DG HSM Art lens is optically excellent and the only 14mm ultrawide ƒ/1.8 prime lens. But how does it stack up against Sigma’s own 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 zoom?

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

Sigma 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 DG HSM Art Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Hands-on Review

Here’s my hands-on review of the Sigma 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 DG HSM lens for full-frame DSLRs. I’ve found it to be optically excellent and great fun to shoot with.

Lexar Professional Workflow HR1

Lexar Professional Workflow Memory Card Readers

Lexar has come up with a new way to streamline the chore of downloading photos from your memory cards to your computer: the Lexar Professional Workflow system.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens | Sample Images

A collection of high-resolution sample photos taken with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM E-Mount Lens designed for Sony full-frame cameras.

JPEGmini Pro Review

JPEGmini Pro promises that their proprietary algorithm can dramatically reduce the size of JPGs with no discernible loss in quality. So I put their secret sauce to the test.

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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.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Zoom Range Examples

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.

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Free Lightroom Alternatives

Here are some good options of you’re looking for a free Lightroom alternative to manage and process your photos.

RawTherapee RAW Image Processor - Editor Interface

RawTherapee as a Free Lightroom Alternative

RawTherapee is RAW image processing software. It’s powerful and free. Here’s my take on whether it makes for a viable free alternative to Lightroom.

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Darktable – An Impressive & Free Lightroom Alternative

Darktable is a free and open-source RAW image editor and manager that’s a viable Lightroom alternative. Here’s a quick overview.

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Nikon D500 Wide-Angle Lens Recommendations

Here are some recommendations for wide-angle lenses for your Nikon D500 DSLR camera that suit the camera’s APS-C DX sensor.

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Nikon Fisheye Lenses

There are three fisheye lenses in Nikon’s current lineup. Here’s how they compare.

Lens Hood for Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Prime Lens.

Lens Hoods for the Nikon AF-S 50mm ƒ/1.4G Prime Lens

The Nikon AF-S 50mm ƒ/1.4G lens comes with a perfectly good lens hood included. But there’s another option I’ve found to work better for me.

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R5 Video Bitrates

Here are video bitrate tables for various video shooting setting combinations on the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera.

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Nikon D3500 Intervalometer: How to Shoot Timelapse with a Nikon D3500

The Nikon D3500 isn’t compatible with standard external intervalometers. But there is still a way to shoot timelapse with a D3500 using a software intervalometer.