Here’s my hands-on review of the Lumix S1, a new full-frame mirrorless camera from Panasonic.
Reviews and Tips for digital photography: cameras, supports, lighting, and other gear.
Here are some side-by-side comparisons of the Lumix S1’s high ISO performance from ISO 3200 through ISO 204800.
Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with the new Lumix S1 mirrorless camera from Panasonic.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Lumix S 24-105mm ƒ/4 macro, a versatile and high-quality zoom lens for Lumix, Sigma, and Leica cameras using the L-mount system.
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.
I’ve recently been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. For good reason, the GR range cameras have a cult following with street photographers and travel photographers. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.
Here are some practical examples taken at each end of the zoom range of the new Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 macro zoom lens.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Sony Alpha a6400, Sony’s newest addition to its compact mirrorless interchangeable lens range.
This is a selection of photos I’ve taken with the Sony 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 E-Mount lens, a highly versatile zoom lens that’s an especially good pairing with cameras in Sony’a Alpha range such as the a6000, a6400, and a6500.
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.
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.
Here’s a quick practical example of the zoom range of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro zoom lens.
Here are some photos I’ve taken with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Pro lens.
How to Switch Between Autofocus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) on the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 Zoom Lens
Here’s how to switch between Autofocus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF) modes on the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm ƒ/2.8 zoom lens.
Here are some photos shot at high ISOs with the Ricoh GR III under real-world shooting conditions.
The Sony E 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 is a popular choice for APS-C mirrorless cameras like the new Sony a6400 or the Sony a6000. And it makes for a versatile zoom lens for everyday travel photography. Here are some practical examples of its zoom range.
Here are some practical recommendations on which memory cards to get for the Sony a6400 so that you can take advantage of all of the camera’s features.
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.
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.
Some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get to be able to use all of the Sony RX0’s features.
If you’re after a spare or replacement battery for your Sony a6000 camera, here’s a rundown of the best options.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 the FujiFilm Finepix 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.
A rundown of the various features, options, and settings when shooting still photos on the FujiFilm Finepix XP130 and XP120 waterproof adventure cameras.
Here are some practical recommendations for SD memory cards that work well in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 waterproof compact camera.
Here are some practical recommendations on SD memory cards that work well in the FujiFilm Finepix XP130 and XP120 waterproof adventure cameras.
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.
The Sirui W-2204 carbon fiber tripod has a distinctive feature: it’s waterproof. A happy side-effect of that is that it’s also protected against sand and grit.
A guide on how to format memory cards in the Sony a6000 camera to free up space and to prepare the memory card just the way the camera wants it.
In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it. Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000.
Review of the Formatt Hitech Firecrest Patrick Di Fruscia 100mm Signature Edition Pro Essentials Kit with 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder
Here’s my hands-on review of the Formatt Hitech 100mm filter kit (Di Fruscia Signature Edition), which includes a holder, 3-stop ND filter, a graduated ND filter, and a polarizing filter.
The WD MyPassport Wireless Pro combines an SD memory card reader, an internal hard drive, and a rechargeable battery into a pack-friendly device for backing up photos from a memory card while traveling.
A collection of images taken across the Nikon D3400’s ISO range (ISO 100 through ISO 25600) to provide examples of the D3400’s high-ISO performance.
Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.
A rundown of some of the best options for replacement EN-EL15a batteries for the Nikon D7500.
A collection of sample images I’ve shot with the D7500 to give a sense of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
To give a sense of the Nikon D7500’s high-ISO performance, I’ve put together a some example photos shot at a range of ISO settings.
A guide to changing the ISO on a Nikon D7500, including an explanation of the D7500’s Auto ISO feature.
The Nikon D7500 has built-in virtual horizon tools that provide a more precise alternative to the old-fashioned bubble level method of making sure you’re shooting level. Here’s how to use the three different versions of it.
If I had to pick one lens to take with me to the ends of the earth, it would be this one: Nikon’s 24mm ƒ/1.4G. Here are some example photos I’ve shot with it.
Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.
A quick guide to changing the ISO light sensitivity on a Nikon D3400, including an explanation of the Auto ISO feature.
A collection of sample images taken with a Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera under various conditions and with different kinds of scenes.
The Olympus TG-5 has an extra feature when it comes to formatting your memory card to free up space. Here’s a rundown of the difference between the Erase All and Format options.
Which SD cards work best in the Nikon D5600? Here are some practical recommendations.
Need to stream some live video but don’t want to mess with the complications or expense that usually comes with doing that? The Mevo Plus is like having a basic TV studio in your pocket.
The Ricoh WG-50 camera is a waterproof compact camera that’s designed to be adventure proof. Here’s my hands-on review after shooting with it for a while.
The Ricoh WG-50 waterproof camera has a somewhat unusual way of formatting the memory card and deleting photos. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it.
The Induro Baby Grand Tripods aren’t your typical travel tripods. Truth be told, they’re not really travel tripods at all. But if you can settle for something very short, they’re extremely solid and portable.
Here’s a rundown of the various video modes available on the VIRB Ultra 30.
Not every memory card is fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate recording of the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. Here are some recommendations for cards that are fast enough.
Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken with Nikon’s AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
There are two methods to formatting the memory card on the Nikon D7500. One of them is obvious; one of them is less so.
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.
Some recommendations for which SD memory card to get to work well in the Nikon D7500 camera.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to shoot with the Nikon 28-300mm and Tamron 28-300mm side-by-side. Here’s my take on how they compare.
Magazine subscriptions can be a gift that keeps on giving. Some provide news and information. Some provide education. Some provide inspiration. Some have a narrow focus, and some provide a bit of everything.
Here’s my hands-on review of the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G, a compact, affordable, and highly versatile zoom lens.
If you’re trying to work out which SD memory cards work best in the Canon Rebel T5i and T5, here are some practical recommendations.
Here are some recommendations for SD cards for the Canon Rebel T6 that offer a good combination of working well in the T6, reliability, being readily available, and good value for money.
If you’re after a photography t-shirt for yourself or for a gift, here are some of my favorites.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens to give some examples of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
Tamron’s 28-300mm lens is designed as a versatile all-in-one zoom for full-frame sensor cameras, the type of lens you might choose to leave on your camera most of the time for things like travel photography. Here’s my hands-on review.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD under various settings and conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
You might have seen a new A1 and A2 speed ratings on some of the newer SD and microSD cards. So what do they mean? And when should you take notice of it?
A collection of sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Here’s a collection of sample photos I’ve taken with the new Olympus TG-5 camera to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions with a range of settings and subjects.
The Nikon D3400 doesn’t offer the option to choose a different aspect ratio when taking photos, but here’s a partial workaround that works for small numbers of images at a time.
Here are some practical examples that show the zoom range of Nikon’s 18-55mm kit lens in case you’re trying to decide which lens bundle to go with.
Leica has a waterproof camera in their line: the Leica X-U. I recently had the chance to shoot with it for a few weeks on a trip to the Arctic. Here’s my hands-on review.
Here’s a collection of sample images I’ve taken with a Leica X-U under different conditions and at different settings to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D5500 to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.
If the built-in lens on your Olympus Tough TG-5 or TG-4 isn’t as wide as you’d like, there’s a waterproof fisheye adapter lens that you can snap onto the front that will instantly add a super wide-angle perspective.
EasyCover silicon skins work like a protective glove for a camera body. Here’s what they are and aren’t.
A collection of photos of taken with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens that gives an idea of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.
For the past few months I’ve been shooting a Vello BG-N7 battery grip on a Nikon D810. It retails for only a fraction of the cost of Nikon’s own battery grip. Here’s my hands-on review of the Vello grip.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G lens for DX cameras to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
If you have a Sigma 150-600mm Sports and are looking to use it on Arca-style tripods or gimbals, here’s a solution that’s better than simply adding a quick release plate.
If you’re using a battery grip on the Nikon D810 or D800, here’s how to see the charge status of both batteries.
A collection of photos taken with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Whether you’re moving from HTTP to HTTPS, moving a site to a new domain, or updating links, there are times you might need site-wide search and replace to speed things up. Here are some options for Wordpress.
The Really Right Stuff TVC-32G Ground Pod might be short, but don’t let that fool you. It’s an unusually strong and stable shooting platform when using large lenses or heavy gear.
The Oben CT-2391 is a 3-section carbon fiber tripod that offers support for heavier camera rigs and those times when you need a tall tripod.
A collection of photos I’ve taken with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Looking to add a silicone skin to your shiny new Olympus TG-5 camera? Here’s a quick rundown of what the CSCH-126 silicon jacket accessory does and doesn’t do.
Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The Oben CTM-2500 is a solid yet light carbon fiber monopod. It stands up to 64 inches tall but collapses small enough to fit in carry-on. It can hold up to 26 pounds but itself weighs just a touch over one pound.
A collection of sample photos taken with the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens to give an idea of how it performs in real-world shooting.
Oben’s VH-R2 Tilt Head for monopods is a solidly built tilt head that can handle the weight of most telephoto lenses. Here’s my hands-on review.
The Really Right Stuff TFC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod doesn’t have bells and whistles, but it just might be my new favorite travel tripod.
A collection of photos taken with the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G under various conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The headline feature of the Watson Duo Charger is that it has swappable charging plates that make it compatible with a very wide range of camera batteries.
While it’s designed to be paired with the Joby GorillaPod Focus flexible tripod, the Joby Ballhead X is very good on its own terms as a small, strong, and affordable ballhead for a travel tripod.
A collection of sample photos taken using the new Nikon 105mm f/1.4 lens with an emphasis on travel photography.
The Oben BC-166 heavy-duty ballhead doesn’t try to do fancy. It aims for no-fuss, rock-solid support and easy adjustment. And it succeeds well.
Sigma has a USB dock for its newer lenses that allows you to update the lens’s firmware and customize some of the lens’s core functions like autofocus and optical stabilization. Here’s how the USB dock works and what you can do with it.
A rundown of the external USB powerbanks that have earned a regular place in my travel kit for one reason or another.
Nikon has announced three new wide-angle lenses: a 28mm f/1.4 and 8-15mm fisheye zoom for FX sensor cameras and a 10-20mm ultra-wide zoom for DX sensor cameras.
The latest Platypod, the Ultra, is another ultra-mobile and super-flexible mount that can be used as a tiny travel tripod or as a secure mounting point in all sorts of ways.
The Magewell USB Capture HDMI captures the HDMI output from a camera and send it to your computer.
A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3400, including Nikon’s own as well as some good ones from other manufacturers.
NiteCore’s new charger for Nikon camera batteries has a few tricks up its sleave that Nikon’s own more expensive chargers don’t offer, like USB charging and a LED display of charging status.
The Ricoh CA-3 Remote Shutter Release is a simple, quick remote shutter release that now works with the Theta S and Theta SC 360° cameras.
Here’s a rundown of how the Nikon D3400’s Auto ISO feature works.
If you’ve just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you’ve had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here’s a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.
If you’re looking to get in even closer than the iPhone 7’s camera can do, a snap-on lens like those in the OlloClip Macro Pro Lens Set can help.
I’ve been putting some of the most popular circular polarizing filters to the test. Here are some side-by-side results.
The distinctive design of the Ricoh Theta S and Theta SC has its benefits, but a silicone skin case improves the camera’s grippiness and adds some protection.
A collection of sample images taken with Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens.
OlloClip has released a set of macro lenses for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It includes lenses with 7x, 14x, and 21x magnification. Here are some sample images.
Ricoh has produced a simple solution to making the USB and HDMI ports accessible when mounting the Theta S and Theta SC on a tripod or stand for running with external power or doing live streaming.
The Nikon D810, D750, and D610 have two methods for formatting the memory cards. One is obvious. The other is less obvious but is also quicker.
A collection of high-resolution photos I’ve taken with a Nikon D3400 under real-world shooting conditions.
Wondering what the difference is between UHS-I and UHS-II with SD and microSD cards? Here’s an explanation.
The FireCel battery is a pocket-sized external 2500mAh battery for charging devices on the go. It also includes a red light flashlight and a hand warmer function.
I’ve put together some side-by-side examples to show the effect of using a polarizer filter.
It’s often a bad idea to use a polarizer filter when shooting panoramas. Here are examples showing why.
The Easy Panorama mode that was in its predecessor has gone. Here’s a guide to shooting panoramas with the Nikon D3400.
A collection of photos shot with the Sony RX1R II full-frame compact camera.
I put SanDisk’s UHS-II SD memory card reader to the test. It’s in their Extreme PRO range.
A collection of sample images shot with the Ricoh GR II compact camera.
Fujifilm cameras come with several film emulation profiles built-in. You can apply them in-camera if you’re shooting JPG or apply them in processing if you’re shooting RAW.
A collection of high-resolution sample images shot with the Fujifilm X70 compact digital camera.
A collection of high-resolution sample images shot with the Fujifilm X100T camera.
The new MeFOTO Globetrotter Air is a compact aluminum travel tripod designed for use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Here’s how it stacks up.
Which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D5500? Here are some practical recommendations.
The Nikon D3400 DSLR has two color space options in its settings. Here’s an explanation of which to use when.
The Nikon D3400 has a number of options you can choose relating to image quality and size. Here’s a rundown of what they mean and which is best for what.
Sony’s new RX1R II marks the very high end of pocketable cameras. It has a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor, a fixed f/2 Zeiss lens, and boatloads of features. It also has a price to match.
Its image quality is so-so, and it uses something you might have thought was extinct: instant film. But the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 sure is fun.
It’s a distinctive look that isn’t for every occasion or taste, but creating tiny planets can be a fun way to put one of the new breed of 360-degree cameras to use.
So you’ve shot some cool new 360 degree photos. How do you share them so other people can see them? Here are some places to start.
If you’re looking for an external USB battery pack that’s more rugged than the usual, this one’s waterproof, snow proof, dirt proof, and drop proof.
Wondering which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D3400? Here are some practical recommendations.
The Ricoh Theta S offers a simple and inexpensive way to shoot 360° virtual tours. So how well does it work for architectural and real estate virtual tours?
Vanguard has a new VEO collection of travel tripods. I’ve been trying out the VEO 235AB, the model in the middle of that range.
My hands-on review of one of the larger and taller tripods that 3 Legged Thing have put out. This one is in their Equinox range.
My hands-on review of the smallest in 3 Legged Thing’s new Equinox line of carbon fiber travel tripods: the Leo.
If you the photos on your memory card have disappeared, all is not necessarily lost. Remo Recovery is one of several apps that might be able to salvage them.
Accidentally deleted photos or formatted your card? Can’t access the photos on your memory card? There are a number of data recovery apps available. Here’s an option that works with Windows or Mac.
Really Right Stuff has put out a new ultra-portable table-top tripod, the TFA-01 Ultra Pocket ‘Pod. Here’s my hands-on review.
If you’re using a microSD card for 4K video or other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my independent, real-world speed tests.
Livestream have put out a new live-action, real-time editing camera, the Mevo. Here’s my hands-on review.
The PlatyPod Pro Max is a bigger, broader platform that’s designed for larger DSLR and on-the-go video rigs.
It’s not a flashy ballhead, but Oben’s BE-117 with Arca-style QR plate is a solid performer at a cost-effective price point.
The new NextoDI NVS2801 memory card backup device will especially be of interest to photographers shooting with CFAST 2.0 or XQD memory cards.
A hands-on review of the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM telephoto zoom lens. It’s the first lens in Sigma’s new Sports line.
I put the smallest and lightest of Gitzo’s new center ball tripod heads to the test. It’s designed as the perfect pairing with Gitzo Traveler Series 0 and Series 1 travel tripods.
It’s a baseplate with tripod studs and a few screws. But this tiny package is a surprisingly flexible way to mount a camera.
A hands-on review of the unconventional Arca Swiss Monoball p0 Ballhead.
Sigma has two super telephoto zoom lenses in their current range. Lately I’ve been putting the less expensive and smaller model through its paces.