Reviews

 

Video: Review Pits the Nikon D750 Against the D610 and D810

Just over a week ago we featured Matt Granger’s review of ZEISS’ recently-announced Otus 85mm f/1.4, and today he’s back with a quick review and comparison test of Nikon’s newest full-frame camera: the D750. Read more…

Video: Matt Granger Reviews the ZEISS Otus 85mm, and It’s Absolutely Astounding

Matt Granger, one of our favorite photographers/photography educators, was one of the fortunate souls who got to spend the last 4 months putting the newly announced ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 through its paces, and he’s created a video review to show you just why this lens is worth every penny of the $4,490 asking price. Read more…

Battle of the Client Galleries: Comparing 11 of The Best Tools for Proofing and Presentation

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Online client galleries have been there for some time now, but many photographers either neglect this powerful tool relying on ol’ school DVDs and USB drives for image delivery, or simply are not aware of the options that would suit their particular business.

As a beginner, mostly part-time, photographer I was looking for an affordable photo gallery service to give a try. The main problems I wanted such a tool to solve were: a) deliver images quickly after the shoot; b) impress my clients with a personalized website and thus, make them want to refer me; c) make it easy to share the photos. Read more…

Review: Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 is Simply Stunning, Stunningly Simple

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In a world where there’s an always-on march of forward progress driven by the notion that bigger is better, I find it refreshing to see that at least one company is keeping things simple.

Sigma is rumored to be releasing three new primes in the coming months: a 24mm, 85mm and 135mm. These would add to an already amazing set of standard prime lenses for full frame cameras, the superb 35mm f/1.4 and the 50mm f1.4. And it’s that 50mm that I’ve been positively loving for the past month and is our focus today. Read more…

Mirrorless Sports Photography: Capturing the Tour de France with the Sony a6000

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I was under the spell of mirrorless ILCs from their birth in 2009 when Panasonic and Olympus literally tore up the rule book and started from scratch. Their debut models, the G1 and EP1, may have been a little rough around the edges, but I was immediately smitten: these were the future of cameras, at least as far as I was concerned.

At last an interchangeable lens camera with a sensor big enough to deliver high quality images, but a body small enough that I’d never leave it at home; the lens selection grew quickly and as for the full-time electronic composition, I embraced the positives, sold my full-frame DSLR and never looked back. Read more…

external Nikon D610 vs. Canon 6D: The battle of the affordable, full-frame DSLRs —Imaging Resource

As the entry-level point to each company’s full-frame DSLR line, these two cameras have a whole lot in common with each other beyond their sensor size. Their feature set, body size and build are quite similar, and there’s not much to separate them in terms of resolution, either.

But when you take a closer look, there are some very important differences that will make each camera better-suited to different styles of photography, so this is a decision you want to get right.

 
Aug 16, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Sony a7S Astrophotography Review

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As soon as the Sony a7S was announced, I knew I had to try it for astrophotography. With a full frame sensor and ISO 409600, is it the best low light camera out there? Read more…

external FILM REVIEW: Finding Vivian Maier —Photography Monthly

Vivian Maier, the nanny of street photography, today obtains the fame she never received, or perhaps desired, in life. Kathrine Anker gives you a first look at what to expect from the film from Charlie Siskel, and John Maloof.

 
Jul 21, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Review: The Olympus TG-850 is a Capable Tough Cam with a Selfie Problem

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Beaches, babes, sun and surf. It’s summer, and that equals one thing: you can’t take your precious DSLR to the beach. Well, not unless you want to gamble on a costly repair bill after butterfingers drops it in the sand. The beach is a time for relaxation, not being an overly protective nanny of the expensive camera that mom won’t let you get wet.

Photography of your family while you ride the waves and soak up the sun should be carefree, and for that you’ll be wanting a tough and waterproof camera. One that not only stands up to day-to-day abuses, but that you can hand off to your little ones worry free so they can go do what they do best and take selfies in the surf: the TG-850 is that camera. Read more…

Review: The Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS

A sharp, light and cheap option for mirrorless astrophotographers

Jun 04, 2014 · Ian Norman