Photography Gear

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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 Options

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.

Sony a7r IV Mirrorless Camera

Sony a7R IV Review

Sony has released a new version of their flagship full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a7R IV. After having been shooting with it quite a bit, here’s my take.

Sony a7R IV Sample Images

Sony a7R IV Sample Images

Here’s a collection of images shot with the Sony a7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera under different lighting conditions and with different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.

Sony FE 12-24mm G f/4 Zoom Lens

Sony FE 12-24mm F/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens Review

The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G zoom lens has an ultra-wide perspective that adds a lot of drama and packs a lot of scene into the frame, but it manages to do it without the distracting parts that you often get at such extreme focal lengths.

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Sony RX100 VII Sample Images

Here’s a sampling of photos I’ve taken with the Sony RX100 VII, the latest in Sony’s high-end compact camera line.

Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera

Sony RX100 VII ISO Range Examples

The high-end compact Sony RX100 VII camera has a relatively narrow ISO range from 64 through 12800. Here are some example shots showing what that means in real-world shooting.

Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR III ISO Range Examples

The Ricoh GR III has an ISO range from 100 to 102400. Here are some high-resolution practical examples of how that translates in real-world shooting.

Sony a7r IV Mirrorless Camera Front View

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.

Sony RX100 VII Compact Camera Lens Barrel Zoomed in

Sony RX100 VII Zoom Range

The Sony RX100 VII high-end compact camera has a 24-200mm optical zoom and two kinds of digital zoom that go beyond that. Here’s what each type does, along with practical examples.

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Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 Zoom Lens Sample Images

I’ve recently been out shooting with the new Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 on the also-new Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera. Here are some images taken with the combination with an emphasis on examples showing how the lens performs in real-world shooting.

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Photos Taken with a Ricoh GR III Compact Camera

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.

Sony a6400 mirrrorless camera

Sony a6400 Hands-on Review

Here’s my hands-on review of the Sony Alpha a6400, Sony’s newest addition to its compact mirrorless interchangeable lens range.

Sony a6400 Photos

Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony a6400 to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Sony a6400 High ISO Sample Images

Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera using high ISOs from ISO 6400 up through ISO 102400.

Ricoh GR II High ISO Sample Images

Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Ricoh GR II in an effort to provide some practical examples of how the Ricoh GR II performs in low-lighting shooting conditions.

FujiFilm X-T3 with Fujinon 18-55mm f2,8-4 zoom lens

Photos Taken with a Fujifilm X-T3

Here’s a selection of images I’ve taken with a Fujifilm X-T3 to give a sense of how it performs under different real-world shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Review

The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday travel camera that easily fits in your pocket. Here’s my hands-on review.

Photos Taken with a Sony HX99 Compact Camera

The Sony HX99 compact camera packs a massive zoom into a tiny camera as well as including some features you might not expect in a camera of this type. Here are some photos taken with the HX99 to provide some practical examples of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Recommended SD Cards

Here are some recommendations on which SD card to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera’s features.