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Leica 24-70mm f/2.8 Review: Perhaps Not Just a Rehoused Sigma

Leica recently introduced its $2,795 Vario-Elmarti-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, the latest zoom lens for L-Mount systems. It's not what most would call "cheap," but it certainly is inexpensive compared to the rest of Leica's lineup. But does that mean a dip in performance?

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Review for Astrophotography

I took the Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S out to see how it performed taking astrophotography and nightscape photos with a Nikon Z6. I’ve compiled notes and comparison images to help those out who are looking at purchasing this lens for astrophotography and nightscape photos.

A Tale of Two 24-70s: Nikon Z-Mount vs F-Mount Lens Comparison

First, a little backstory. For much of my young career, I shot Canon. Be it the 1D, 1D2, 1DS, 1D3, 1DS2 and 1DS3, let’s just say I had a thing for the ergonomics of that chassis. In every camera I would replace the focusing screen with the cross-style manual focusing option and would never use AF. To make things even more difficult, I only shot primes.

Mirrorless 24-70mm Shootout: Which Lens Wins in Sharpness vs Expense?

It took a little while, but we finally have the "desert island" 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for every major full-frame mirrorless system on the market, with some lovely crossover as well thanks to the L-Mount Alliance and Sigma's continued support of E-mount. Though RF and Nikon Z are a bit on their own at present, E-Mount and L-Mount, which encompass a huge number of cameras, now have a lot of options.

Hands-On with the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 for E-Mount and L-Mount

Back in mid-2017, I was tasked with reviewing Sigma's first 24-70mm lens, the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF Art lens, and I was extremely disappointed. You can read my whole review here, but in summary, I found it to be sadly inconsistent with its sharpness. Most notably, I found that edge sharpness was really quite bad.

The State of Nikon’s Z Mount, One Year Later

For Canon, Nikon and Panasonic, 2018-2019 was the first year where they all truly "went for it" when it comes to mirrorless. All three released full-frame mirrorless cameras, and all three seemed to have different priorities with those releases. In this three-part series, we're looking at each of these companies in their first year and evaluate where each of them stands today in what is now a very competitive market.

The Negative Reaction to Nikon’s Noct Lens is a Symptom of a Much Larger Problem

In 2010, the world's tallest skyscraper was completed in Dubai. Standing a staggering 2,722 feet tall, the Burj Khalifa towered over the next tallest building by over 700ft. It was a feat of engineering, and a beautiful and shining addition to one of the most impressive skylines in the world. But they didn't consider one issue: feces. In this way, the Burj Khalifa and the new Nikon Noct lens have something in common.

The Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton Edition

Behold: the ultra-uber-limited Nikon Z7 Louis Vuitton edition. The 24K gold camera is wrapped in soft albino buckskin covered with the luxury label's famous LV monogram. Only 7 will be produced with each camera (bundled with a 24-70mm f/4S lens and exotic strap) priced at $7 million.

Nikon Z7 Field Report: Too Many Good Things to Not Like It

Earlier this year I got a phone call from Japan asking whether I would be interested in working on yet another important global introduction campaign for a new Nikon product. As I very much enjoyed creating the Hercules Rising night time-lapse for the introduction of the Nikon D850, I said yes.

Why Nikon’s New Mirrorless Cameras Mostly Disappoint Me (On Paper)

Nikon announced their new Z6 and Z7 cameras this week, and for the most part I’m kind of disappointed with the offerings. I personally don’t think they are bad cameras, though -- I just think that considering the competition and the state of interchangeable lens cameras in 2018, Nikon is lagging far behind the competition.

This is the Nikon 58mm f/0.95 Noct ‘Ultimate’ Lens

During its unveiling of the new Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera ecosystem today, Nikon also announced the development of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a monster of a flagship lens that will become the fastest lens ever produced by Nikon. Here's a closer look at what we can expect.

Nikon Unveils Its Own XQD Memory Cards

Sony sells both mirrorless cameras and memory cards, and Nikon wants in on the party. In addition to announcing its Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera system, Nikon today also unveiled its own Nikon-branded XQD memory cards for use in those cameras.

Nikon Z6 and Z7 Photos Leaked

Nikon's official announcement for its first full-frame mirrorless cameras is less than a day away now, but the Z6 and Z7 have just been fulled revealed in a set of leaked product photos.

A Field Test of the $12,400 Nikon 180-400mm f/4 TC1.4

Over the years, as a Nikon ambassador, I have been able to test a lot of new gear that has come out and some of it I have reported on, like the 200-500mm f/5.6 and the 500mm f/4. After my contract with Nikon was terminated they still trusted me with new gear to test in collaboration with my partner Stavanger Foto, like the D850.

Sony is Now More Popular Than Nikon at LensRentals

Canon and Nikon, watch out: Sony is on the rise. Just months after Sony claimed the #2 spot for full-frame interchangeable lens camera sales in the United States, Sony has also passed Nikon at the largest online camera gear rental business in the US.

A Nikon D850 Field Test Gone Wrong

I was very excited when I first read about the new Nikon D850 and I knew that this camera would be exactly what I had been waiting for. The larger file size is welcomed from a fine art perspective and in combination with a highly improved focus system, fast processors and better ISO capabilities, I could easily see myself using this camera also for wildlife.