Ryan Mense

Senior Staff Writer

Ryan Mense is a wildlife cameraperson passionate about sharing visual stories of birds and their ecology through filmmaking and photography. He’s the guy driving under the speed limit in front of you, binoculars in his lap, head whipping every which direction in search of new avifauna. As a writer, he has been covering photo industry news and producing camera gear reviews for the last decade.

Articles by Ryan Mense

Insta360 One RS

Insta360 One RS Review: Not Perfect, But Lots to Love

Every year, action camera companies come out with new and, often, incrementally improved models that fix a few things and keep the rest the same. Insta360’s One RS is a different kind of action camera that has swappable modules for future flexibility.

Canon EOS R10

Canon EOS R10 First Impressions: A Lot of Camera for $1,000

Canon's first APS-C mirrorless cameras are here, three and a half years after its first full-frame RF-mount option. After a brief time with what is effectively the Rebel replacement, there is a lot of camera here for $1,000 when it comes to the new Canon EOS R10.

Nikon Z 400mm f:2.8 TC VR S

Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Review: A Glimpse of Greatness

The full-frame Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S has many long-lens photographers excited about being the last piece of glass they’ll ever need to buy. With a built-in 1.4x teleconverter effectively replacing the need for a 500mm or 600mm f/4 and state-of-the-art optics from Nikon, there’s potential to be something truly special.