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11 Popular Light Modifiers Compared: Which One Is Right for You?

Picking the right light modifier is often crucial to the success of the image. With hundreds of different modifiers to choose from, there is really nothing you can’t do. However, a wide choice often ends up confusing or possibly scaring photographers.

Godox V1 vs Profoto A1: A Battle of the Round-Head Flashes

The Godox V1 round-head flash is coming to market despite the loud protests and legal threats of Profoto, which claims its A1 design was stolen (something Godox denies). If you're wondering how the $259 V1 compares to the $995 A1, photographer Robert Hall has a sneak peek for you.

Pro vs. Amateur Photographer Using $30 and $7,200 Cameras

When it comes to photography, it can be easy to blame our bad images on our gear (or lack of it). The truth is, while gear can make your job easier, there is no substitute for the time and effort spent on learning to perfect your craft.

Canon 85mm Shootout: f/1.2 vs f/1.4 vs f/1.8

Canon currently offers three different 85mm lenses: the $370 85mm f/1.8, the $1,600 85mm f/1.4L IS, and the $1,900 85mm f/1.2L II. If you're wondering how they stack up, check out this 9-minute video by self-proclaimed photography nerd Kai Wong, who recently went hands-on by comparing the trio in a shootout.

A Fully Loaded $14,000 iMac Pro vs. a Fully Loaded $6,000 iMac

Is it worth upgrading to the latest fully loaded iMac Pro, which will cost you $14,000? Filmmaker Parker Walbeck recently went hands-on to find out. Here's his interesting 4-minute video review that looks at the speed comparisons between a fully loaded iMac Pro and a fully loaded $6,000 iMac.

Google Pixel 2 Camera vs. a $20,000 Hasselblad

How does the image quality of a top-of-the-line smartphone camera stack up against a top-of-the-line professional camera these days? Photographer Tyler Stalman decided to find out by pitting a Google Pixel 2 smartphone against a $20,000 Hasselblad medium format camera in the 8-minute video above.

Breakthrough vs NiSi: The World’s Best Neutral Density Filters?

In recent years, the number of new ND filter manufacturers has risen quite dramatically and this, of course, is great for competition. This competition has helped push companies to create even better filters that are sharper with better color rendition.

iPhone X Portrait Lighting Versus Real Studio Lighting

The new iPhone X has a number of Portrait Lighting looks that allow users to "fake" professional lighting styles. Here's a 4-minute video by photographer Daniel DeArco that compares the iPhone X's Portrait Lighting with the real studio lighting setups they're designed to mimic.

4 Top NYC Photographers Shoot the Same Model

Here's a new 13-minute video showing a shootout recently done between four popular NYC-based photographers: Joey L, Dani Diamond, Brandon Woelfel, and Jessica Kobeissi. All four are extremely popular online, with hundreds of thousands of followers each just on Instagram (Woelfel has around 1.3 million).

Canon 6D vs. 6D II: Here’s a High ISO Noise Comparison

After early camera tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II were published, photographers balked at the fact that the dynamic range of the camera performed so poorly against other modern cameras. Now yet another review is showing that if you often shoot at high ISOs, you may be better off sticking with the original 6D from 2012.

A $50 Camera vs. a $50,000 Camera

Ever wondered why the expensive cinema cameras cost what they do? In this featherweight vs. heavyweight comparison, Sam and Niko put a $50 Sony HDR-CX405 camcorder to the test against a RED Epic Dragon 6K cinema camera worth about $50,000.

Nikon D750 vs Fujifilm X-T2: Shooting Motorsport

My name is Chris Harrison, and I'm a photographer based in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England. In this post, I'll share a head to head comparison of the Nikon D750 DSLR and Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera in shooting motorsport.

A Real World Comparison of the Sony a9 and Nikon D5

Sony’s flagship a9 camera is the first full-frame mirrorless that can really compete with DSLRs when it comes to overall speed. This 30-minute comparison from Max Yuryev and pro sports photographer Paul Nelson pits Sony’s camera against the Nikon D5 under a variety of conditions.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Leica M: Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery?

I am one of the lucky few to have grown up with Leica. It is weird to critically think about the irrational purchase of such an expensive camera as new digital models are released, but if you grew up with a Leica in your life it is very hard to let go of the brand.

Fuji X-T2 vs Nikon D810: Sport Photography Comparison

Fujifilm made much of the speedier performance in the brand new Fuji X-T2. Burst mode (with the attached booster grip) is 11fps, EVF blackout had allegedly been improved "to the extreme," and AF-C had also seen substantial improvement. But how does the speedier new camera compare to a DSLR when shooting fast action?