My hands-on review of the new Olympus TG-5 waterproof camera, the latest in Olympus's Tough line of go-anywhere shoot-anything amphibious cameras.
There are a few variants in Manfrotto's Befree carbon fiber travel tripod line. The Befree Advanced adds twist locks and a heavier load rating.
If your camera is showing an error that the SD card is write protected, there's usually a very simple fix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Sony HX99 focusing specifically on its highest ISO range of 1600 to 6400.
Here are some recommendations on which SD cards to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera's features.
Turning on a GoPro is usually very simple. But sometimes you can run into situations where your GoPro won't turn on. Here are some things to try.
Formating the GoPro's SD card gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.
Here's a rundown of the various features and capabilities of the HERO7 Silver and White when shooting photos.
The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here's a rundown of how they work, how they're different, and what options are available.
If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But there is a trick to look out for. So here's a quick guide.
Wondering whether GoPro photo and video files are compatible with Lightroom? You're in luck. Not only do they work, but Lightroom works especially well with GoPro RAW image files.
There aren't many differences between the GoPro HERO7 Silver and White, and only one of them is likely to be decisive for most users trying to choose between them. Here's a plain English rundown of the differences.
Here's my in-depth, hands-on comparison for the similarities and differences between the HERO7 White and the HERO (2018).
Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the FujiFilm XF 18-55mm lens to give some practical examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The FujiFilm (Fujinon) XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom lens, often included with FujiFilm X-series cameras such as the X-T3 and X-T2, is better than your average kit lens. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range from 18mm to 55mm.
Hands-on with the Sirui T-1204SK T-S carbon fiber travel tripod.
Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the FujiFilm X-T3 specifically focusing on its high-ISO performance.
Here's a collection of travel-type photos I've taken with a FujiFilm X-T2 mirrorless camera.
The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom range. Here are some examples of what the zoom can do in real-world shooting.
Here are some quick practical examples of the zoom range of the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 lens, a cost-effective and versatile telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
Here's a selection of photos that I've shot at high ISOs with the Sony a6500 to give a sensor of how useful its high ISO settings are in real-world shooting.
If you need to filter out just the portrait (vertical), landscape (horizontal), or square images, you can use the Aspect Ratio filter criteria.
You can change the color of the space behind single images in Lightroom. That can be simply a matter of preference or used as a visualization tool
HDR is traditionally all about the drama. But it doesn't have to be all about overly saturated and uber dramatic images. The tone-mapping tools built into apps like Photomatix and Aurora HDR 2019 can be useful for making otherwise blah photos more interesting and perhaps salvaging them as keepers.
Changing the thumbnail image used for videos in Lightroom can be a handy way to provide a more useful visual reference point when you're trying to find the video you're after. Here's how to do it.
Lightroom doesn't have much in the way of editing tools when working with video files, but it does have the ability to trim the beginning or end of video clips.
Color labels are one of several useful workflow tools in Lightroom. And if you want to customize what text label is paired with which color, you can. Here's how.
Lightroom has a super quick way to switch between landscape and portrait orientations with the crop tool. Here's how to do it.
Lightroom's map module uses GPS coordinates in the degrees, minutes, and seconds format. If you need them in decimal degree format, here's a quick way to convert them.
More Reviews & Tips
Some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get to be able to use all of the Sony RX0's features.
Photographers can be hard to buy gifts for. Here are some fun, functional, unusual, and kitschy ideas--something for everyone.
To take full advantage of the power the FujiFilm X-T3 has to offer you'll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.
Here are some practical recommendations for which SD cards work well in the Nikon D3500 DSLR.
It's not difficult to format a memory card in the Sony a6500, but the option is a bit buried. Here's where to find it, as well as some other related tips.
The Olympus TG-5 doesn't come with an SD card as standard. So which should you get? Here are some practical recommendations for cards that are fast enough to take advantage of all the TG-5's features.
The Sony E 16mm ƒ/2.8 lens is fast and tiny, making it a very attractive option for travel photography. Here's a collection of travel photos to give a sense of how it performs under real-world conditions.
I've recently been trying out Spivo's Travel Lens for the iPhone. Here's my hands-on review, along with some example photos I've taken with it.
Here's my hands-on review of the Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED fast, wide-angle prime as a travel photography lens.
Here's a collection of travel-style images I've taken with the Nikon 20mm ƒ/1.8G ED wide-angle prime lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
LensBaby have released a new model in their range of special effects lenses. This one, the SOL 45, has a focal length of 45mm and combines selective focus and tilting. Here's my review and some photos taken with it.
Battery life isn't one of the Sony RX0's strengths. Whether you're looking for spares, a replacement battery, or external chargers, here's a rundown of the options.
The Sony RX0 is tiny and looks like an action camera that's built for shooting video, but it's a surprisingly capable stills camera as well. Here are some example photos I've taken with it to give a sense of its real-world performance.
The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony's answer to GoPro, it packs a surprising amount of high-end features and power.
The Sony RX0 is compatible with just about any grip that folds out to a table-top tripod. But Sony makes one that adds a built in shutter release.
Traditional travel tripods are straight and stiff--the stiffer the better. But these small portable tripods take an unconventional approach in being bendy.
The Sony RX0 is a tiny but surprisingly powerful camera. Here's what I've found when shooting photos with it in the ISO 3200 to ISO 12800 range.
Here's my hands-on review of FujiFilm's XP130 waterproof camera, an affordably priced go-anywhere waterproof compact camera.
Wondering how to format SD cards on Mac? Here's a step-by-step guide for formatting both SD and microSD cards.
Here's a guide to using the SD Association's official SD Card Formatter for preparing your SD and microSD cards for use.
I've been shooting with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM zoom lens on a Sony a7 iii full-frame mirrorless camera. Here's my hands-on review.
Here are some sample photos I've taken with the Sony a7iii mirrorless camera to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
If you're heading to a beach vacation this summer, here are some of my ideas for the best waterproof cameras under $200.
The FujiFilm Finepix XP120 and XP130 adventure cameras have a number of burst shooting modes available for capturing fast-moving action, but it's not necessarily self-evident what they do. So here's a rundown.
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.
A collection of photos taken with the Sony FE 16-35mm ƒ/2.8 GM lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
The cameras in Sony's Alpha range are well-known for their superb sensors. I've been shooting with the latest model, the Sony a7iii, at high ISOs to find out how well it performs in real-world shooting in low-light conditions at high ISOs. Here are the results and some examples.
Some cameras say they have a silent shutter, but when you go to use it they turn out to just have a very quiet shutter. I've been pleasantly surprised that the one on the Sony a7iii really is silent. Here's how to set it up.
Here's a selection of sample images I've taken with the Sony 35mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens, one of Sony's high-end E-mount prime lenses.
The Sony 50mm ƒ/1.4 ZA lens is one of Sony's high-end lenses. On full-frame sensors it offers a normal perspective and is especially good for low-light and selective focus shooting. Here are some sample photos I've taken with it.
Wondering how useful the Fujifilm X-T2's high-ISO settings are that go all the way up to ISO 51200? I shot some images to find out.
A selection of sample images I've shot with the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro prime lens.
How to access all of the extended ISO settings on the Fujifilm X-T2 isn't really self-evident. That's because you need to customize one of the settings. Here's how to do it.
How useful are the Sony a7r iii's high-ISO settings that go all the way up to ISO 102400? I shot some images to find out.
The Sony a7r iii has a well-earned reputation for boasting an extraordinarily good sensor, and it has an ISO range from 50 up through 102400. I shot some real-world examples through the ISO range to see how the ISO settings compare side by side.
Locking the ISO and shutter speed dials on the FujiFilm X-T2 and X-T3 is very simple, but the locks work slightly differently to other cameras I've used. Here's how to do it.
By default, the Sony a7r iii doesn't automatically switch to memory card slot 2 when the card in slot 1 is full. So if you're getting an error message that there's no space on the memory card and it's not automatically switching to the card in slot 2, here's how to change that.
The FujiFilm X-T2 has an ISO range from 100 to 51200. Here's a collection of sample images shot across the full ISO range to give an idea of how to performs in real-world shooting.
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 might not have all the bells and whistles of some other mirrorless cameras out there, but it excels at refined shooting pleasure.
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.