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SD Memory Cards

SD Card Types 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.

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 independent speed tests of the fastest microSD cards.

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.

Fujifilm X-T5 Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm X-T5 Hands-on Review

The latest version in Fujifilm’s X-T series goes back to a “photography first” approach. Here’s my hands-on review after shooting with it.

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Nikon / NIKKOR 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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Olympus OM-1 High ISO Sample Images

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

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Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. For good reason, the GR cameras have long had a cult following among street photographers and travel photographers. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

Fujifilm X-T5 High ISO Sample Images

Fujifilm X-T5 High ISO Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Fujifilm X-T5. Here’s a selection of images I’ve shot at high ISOs with the Fujifilm X-T5 under real-world conditions to give a sense of how it performs in low light shooting.

Cloud Storage for Photographers

Storing and backing up photos isn’t the most exciting part of photography, but it is crucial. And a cloud-based solution is now a good option. But not every cloud storage service is a good fit. Here’s a roundup of some of the best cloud storage for photographers.

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Exploring Fisheye Lenses: Types, Examples & Things to Know

Discover the distinctive look of fisheye lenses & how you can use them to create unique perspectives in your photos. Explore types, tips & top picks for different mounts.

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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 is that there’s still a good chance you can recover photos from the SD card. Here’s what to do (and what not to do). Includes free and paid SD card recovery options.

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Hands-on Review of the Nikon AF-S 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye Zoom Lens

The Nikon AF-S 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens is optically excellent and opens up some fun creative opportunities. There are also some quirks when shooting with it.

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How to Format microSD Cards on Mac

Wondering how to format microSD cards on Mac? Here’s a step-by-step guide for two free options.

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How to Access the Highest ISO Settings on the Fujifilm X-T5

The Fujifilm X-T5 has an ISO range from 64 to 51,200. But it’s not necessarily self-evident how to access all of it. Here’s how to do it.

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Fujifilm X-T5 ISO Range (Still Images)

Here are some real-world examples of images shot throughout the ISO range with a Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera.

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How to Format SD Cards in the Fujifilm X-T5

Here’s a quick guide on how to format SD cards in the Fujifilm X-T5.

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How to Focus the Diopter on Fujifilm X-T5

If your Fujifilm X-T5’s viewfinder is out of focus, here’s the quick and simple fix.

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

Here are some real-world examples of the zoom range of the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle zoom lens.

How to Enable Framing Guidelines on the Fujifilm X-T5

The Fujifilm X-T5 has grid overlays (or framing guidelines), but it’s not necessarily intuitive how to enable them. Here’s how to do it.

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R5 Memory Card Recommendations

Wondering which memory cards to get for the Canon EOS R5? Here are some recommendations for CFexpress and SD cards are fast enough to use all of the R5’s features.

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Fujifilm X-T5 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T5 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

OM System OM-5 Mirrorless Camera

OM System OM-5 Viewfinder Grid Overlays

Grid overlays can be extremely useful for composing a shot. They can help with level and alignment, and they can help with composition with the placement of subjects in the frame. Here’s a rundown of the available options on the OM System OM-5.

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OM System OM-5 Sample Images

Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the OM System OM-5 Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens mirrorless camera.

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OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO Sample Images

Here’s a selection of images I’ve shot with the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm f/4 PRO zoom lens to give a practical sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

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Exploring Auto ISO Settings on the OM System OM-5 Camera

Here’s a guide on how to take full advantage of Auto ISO settings on your OM-5 with explanations on Upper Limit, Default and Lowest S/S settings in this guide.

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OM System OM-5 Camera Batteries & Charging

If you’re looking for a replacement or spare battery or alternative ways to charge the OM System OM-5’s batteries, here’s a rundown of options.

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OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm ƒ/4 Pro Zoom Range Examples

Here are some quick practical examples of the zoom range of the OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm ƒ/4 Pro zoom lens.

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Olympus OM-1 Camera Batteries & Charging

If you’re looking for a replacement or spare battery or alternative ways to charge the Olympus OM-1’s batteries, here’s a rundown of options.

Basics.Photography

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Tamron Lens Codes Guide

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

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Prime Lens

Sigma Lens Codes Guide

Sigma uses a bunch of different codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s an explanation of what they mean.

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Sony Lens Codes Explained

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

Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 R WR Lens

Fujifilm Lens Codes Explained

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

Nikon Nikkor 80-400mm lens

Nikon Lens Codes Explained

Nikon uses a bunch of different codes in naming their lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

Canon EOS Rebel T7

Canon Lens Codes Guide

Canon uses a bunch of different codes in naming their lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

Native vs Extended ISO

Native vs Extended ISO Range

Many digital cameras these days come with impressive ISO ranges. But if you look at the specs more closely, they’ll often break it down into native ISO and extended ISO. Here’s an explanation of what that means.

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Calculator for Resizing an Image While Preserving its Aspect Ratio

This is a simple calculator for calculating the dimensions of a resized image while preserving the aspect ratio.

SD Memory Cards

How Much 4K Video Can 512GB Hold?

Looking to record 4K video? See how much 4K video fits on a 512GB memory card at various video bitrates. Calculate how much 4K footage you can get with this interactive chart and calculator.

64GB Memory Cards

How Much 4K Video Can 64GB Hold?

Looking to record 4K video? See how much 4K video fits on a 64GB memory card at various video bitrates. Calculate how much 4K footage you can get with this interactive chart and calculator.

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Convert Memory Card X Speed Rating to MB/s

Here’s a simple converter to convert memory card X speed ratings to the more conventional (and useful) MB/s number.