Photography Gear

Reviews and news on photography gear.

Nikon AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens sample image

Nikon Fisheye Lenses

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

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.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 Charge Battery

How to Charge Canon Rebel T7

To charge the Canon Rebel T7’s battery, you’ll need to use the battery charger that came with the camera. You can’t charge the battery in the camera.

Canon SL3 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon SL3 doesn’t come with a memory card as standard, and the manual isn’t very helpful on the topic. So here are some practical recommendations.

Canon EOS Rebel T7

Canon Rebel T7 Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon Rebel T7 back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

Canon Rebel T7 Clear Settings Reset to Defaults

How to Reset Canon Rebel T7

There are two types of reset available on the Canon Rebel T7. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.

Canon EOS 1500D DSLR Camera

How to Charge Canon EOS 1500D

To charge the Canon EOS 1500D’s battery, you’ll need to use the battery charger that came with the camera. You can’t charge the battery in the camera.

How to Reset a Nikon D3500

Here’s a guide on how to reset a Nikon D3500 back to factory settings. This can be useful if you’re troubleshooting an issue, selling or trading-in your D3500, or just want to start again with a clean slate of settings.

Fujifilm X-T4 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T4 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

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.

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera

How to Charge Canon EOS 2000D

To charge the Canon EOS 2000D’s battery, you’ll need to use the battery charger that came with the camera. You can’t charge the battery in the camera.

Canon EOS 250D DSLR Camera Front View

Canon 250D Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS 250D doesn’t come with a memory card as standard, and the instruction manual isn’t very helpful on the topic. So here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards will work well in the 250D.

What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D500 Use?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D500 takes. That’s because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update to add CFexpress B compatibility to the XQD memory card slot.

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Images

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Images

The Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 is a moderately wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8, it’s fast, but the highlight features are how small and light it is.

Nikon Z50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z50 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the Z50’s features.

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 2000D Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS 2000D doesn’t come standard with a memory card. So here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that will work well in the Canon EOS 2000D DSLR camera.

Canon EOS 1500D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 1500D Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon EOS 1500D back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

Ricoh GR III SD Memory Cards

Ricoh GR III SD Memory Card Recommendations

Looking for a new memory card for your Ricoh GR III? Here are my practical recommendations on good options that work well in this camera, have a proven track record or reliability, and are cost-effective.

SD Memory Cards

Canon M50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS M50 doesn’t come with a memory card as standard (it’s a sold separately accessory). Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.

Canon Rebel T7 Clear Settings Reset to Defaults

How to Reset Canon EOS 1500D

There are two types of reset available on the Canon EOS 1500D. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 2000D Default Settings

If you just want to change one or two settings on your Canon EOS 2000D back to the default settings, this chart shows the camera defaults.

Canon EOS 200D Mark II DSLR Camera Front View

Canon 200D Mark II Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS 200D Mark II doesn’t come with a memory card as standard, and the instruction manual isn’t very helpful on the topic. So here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards will work well in the 200D II.

Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera Sample Images

This is a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony a6500 mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting under different lighting conditions.

Nikon D810 High ISO Sample Images Header

Nikon D810 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of images I’ve taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D810, to give a sense of how it performs in real-world low-light conditions.

Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

Nikon D800 High ISO Sample Images

This is a collection of sample images I’ve taken at high ISOs with the Nikon D800 to give a sense of how it performs in low-light situations.

Nikon D850 Video Shooting

Nikon D850 Video Modes & Features

Here’s a rundown of the video modes and features of the Nikon D850 camera. The camera’s strengths are in stills photography, but it still has capable video features.

Nikon D3500 Setup Menu Screenshot: Format Memory Card Confirmation

How to Format an SD Card in a Nikon D3500

Formatting the SD card in your Nikon D3500 is an important step that you should do regularly to reduce the risk of file corruption and issues in saving your photos and videos. Here’s how to do it.

Canon Rebel T7 Clear Settings Reset to Defaults

How to Reset Canon EOS 2000D

There are two types of reset available on the Canon EOS 2000D. Here’s what they are and how to use them to get your camera back to default settings.

Sony a1 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Sample Images

Sony a1 Sample Images

Here are some sample images I’ve taken with the Sony a1, Sony’s latest and greatest 50MP full-frame mirrorless camera.

Kodak Mini Film Scanner

Scan Old Slides & Films to Digital with the Kodak Mini Digital Film & Slide Scanner

Have some old family photos you’d like to scan? If they’re slides or negatives, a basic film scanner can be a great option, whether you want to share the old photos on social media or preserve the photos in a printed photobook. I’ve been trying out one of the simplest, cheapest, and smallest options, the Kodak Mini Digital Film Scanner. Here’s how it works.

Canon EOS 1300D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 1300D Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS 1300D doesn’t come with a memory card as standard. So here are some recommendations for SD cards for the Canon EOS 1300D that offer a good combination of working well in the 1300D, reliability, being readily available, and good value for money.

Sony Alpha 6500 Mirorrless Camera

Sony a6500 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony a6500 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the a6500’s features.

Sony a6600 Mirrorless Camera

Sony a6600 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony a6600 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the a6600’s features.

Nikon D3400 Format SD Card

How to Format an SD Card in a Nikon D3400

Formatting the SD card in your Nikon D3400 is an important step that you should do regularly to reduce the risk of file corruption and issues in saving your photos and videos. Here’s how to do it.

Nikon D3500 Sample Images Header

Nikon D3500 Sample Images

Here are some sample photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3500 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

VAVA Docking Station

VAVA 12-in-1 Dual 4K Docking Station

The VAVA 12-in-1 Dual 4K Docking Station adds a lot of extra flexibility to your laptop, especially with dual HDMI outputs and an integrated SD and microSD card reader.

Sony A6100 Camera

Sony a6100 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony Alpha a6100 mirrorless camera doesn’t come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on what SD card to get for it to take full advantage of the camera’s features.

Nikon D3400 Webcam Live  Video Streaming

How to Use a Nikon D3400 as a Webcam or for Live Video Streaming

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home office for Zoom meetings or building a basic home vlogging studio, you can use a Nikon D3400 as a webcam or for real-time video capture to a computer. But it’s not quite as simple as just plugging your camera in with a USB cable. Here’s a guide on how to do it and what you’ll need to make it work.

Nikon D3400 Batteries and Chargers

How to Charge Nikon D3400 Batteries

You can’t charge the Nikon D3400’s battery by leaving the battery in the camera and connecting the camera to a USB power source. So here’s how you do it instead.

How to Change Aperture on a Nikon D3500

There are a few different ways to change aperture on the Nikon D3500. Which method you use depends on the lens and shooting mode you’re using. Here’s a guide.

Lens Filter Size Marking

Pentax Lens Filter Size Chart

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

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD

Lens Filter Size Chart for Tamron Lenses

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

Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG Lens

Sigma Lens Filter Size Chart

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

Olympus Lenses / OM System Lenses Filter Size Chart

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, ND filter, or lens cap to fit your Olympus lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Olympus M.Zuiko lenses.

FujiFilm X-T3 with Fujinon 16mm f/1.4 lens

Fujifilm Lens Size Chart / Fujinon Lenses

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Fujifilm/Fujinon lenses, including their X series and GFX series lenses.

Sony FE 2.8 - 16-35mm GM Lens

Sony Lens Filter Size & Lens Hood Charts

If you’re looking to add a polarizer, UV, or ND filter to your lens, you’ll need to know the lens diameter/filter size. Here’s a lens filter size chart for Sony E Mount and A Mount lenses.

Lens Filter Size Marking

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.

Canon Lens Diameter

Canon 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 Canon lenses.

RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000mAh 18W Model No. RP-PB172

RAVPower 20,000 Battery Pack

The RAVPower PD Pioneer 20000mAh 18W 3-Port Power Bank offers high power output for rapid charging via USB-C and a more precise percentage-based status indicator.

Nikon D3500 Front On

Nikon D3500 FAQs

The answers to some common questions I’ve gotten from readers about the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.

Nikon D3500 Battery Compartment

Nikon D3500 Battery & Charger: A Guide

A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3500, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from aftermarket manufacturers.