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Opinion: Sony Has Finally Fixed (Almost) All of Its Major Issues

Photographer and YouTuber Matt Granger just released a video titled "The Truth About Sony," but while this might sound like some sort of exposé, it's really not. What we have here is an honest discussion about the growing pains that Sony users have been dealing with for years, and how Sony has addressed (almost) all of those issues over the past couple of years.

What a Real Photographer Boot Camp Would Be Like

Photography workshops are often marketed as "boot camps," but what would they be like if they were actually like military training boot camps? Photographer Matt Granger made this lightheartedly cringey 5.5-minute parody imagining just that.

Hasselblad X1D and Zeiss Otus 85mm: The Ultimate in Image Quality?

What camera and lens combination on the market delivers the "ultimate in image quality"? Photographer Matt Granger has been trying out the $8,000 Hasselblad X1D with the $4,500 Zeiss Otus 85mm -- both of which are cream of the crop when it comes to cameras and lenses This 11-minute video looks at what this beastly combo can do.

Nikon D850 Autofocus Tracking Not as Good as D5, Test Finds

Nikon's marketing says the $3,300 D850's autofocus components are the same as the $6,500 D5, but how do the two cameras stack up in real-world autofocusing? Photographer Matt Granger decided to put the systems to the test, doing a shootout to see how the two cameras' focus and tracking abilities compare.

Reality Check: What Counts as ‘Pro’ Photography Gear?

The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly "pro gear" means to him, and what it should mean to you.

Dear Nikon: Advice from One of Your Most Dedicated Users

Dear Nikon,

Hi. Long term user, first time writer. Firstly, congrats on your centenary, I'm really happy for you. And I really hope there'll be more hundred year celebration products to be announced other than those gray lenses and the corporate holiday gift style glass paperweights you release.

The Rise of 8K: Pros, Cons, and Why You Should Adopt it ASAP

8K is the future... at least that's what Matt Granger believes. And so he recorded this educational video at the YouTube studio in NYC to prove his point, explain some of the benefits and pitfalls of ultra-high res footage, and convince you to adopt 8K just as soon as you can.

3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram

If you're obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera's histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Granger covers three common misconceptions about your camera's histogram that many photographers—even experienced shooters—might be falling prey to.

The Glorious Bokeh of the Legendary Canon 50mm f/1.0L

Say it with me folks: Holy Bokeh Batman! Back in 2014, photographer Matt Granger got his hands on the Canon 50mm f/1.0—a legend of a lens that's accurately been described as, "wholly impractical and yet highly desirable"—and took it for a spin. See what this bokeh monster can do.

Focus Breathing: When Focusing Your Lens Changes Your Composition

Here's a term that most of you have probably experienced before, but some of you may never have heard before. It's called "focus breathing" (or simply "breathing"), and it refers to the shift in angle of view that often occurs when you focus a lens. If you've ever carefully composed a shot, refocused, and then discovered that your composition changed, you've been a victim of focus breathing.

What’s the Fastest Lens Theoretically Possible? And What Would it Look Like?

We've told you about some pretty fast lenses in the past -- from the legendary Zeiss 50mm f/0.7 lenses made for NASA and used by Stanley Kubrick to film a candle light scene, to X-Ray lenses that you can try to Frankenstein onto your camera body for some strange soft-focus results.

But what is the fastest lens that is theoretically possible? And what would that lens look like? Matt Granger answers those exact questions in the interesting technical video above.