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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review: A New Benchmark

When the Z mirrorless system was first announced, Nikon swore to deliver lenses with far superior image quality and optical characteristics when compared to the DSLR F-mount siblings, and it all started with the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens. Despite how good the f/4 "kit" version performed compared to the F-mount version, the $2,295 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens might be one of the best 24-70mm lenses ever made.

Leica Unveils the Leitz Phone 1: 1-Inch Sensor, B&W UI, and Lens Cap

Leica is launching its own smartphone --the Leitz Phone 1 -- that will be exclusively available through Softbank in Japan when it becomes available in Japan. While it's a Leica phone, it shares the same guts as the Aquos R6, a smartphone that boasts a 1-inch sensor camera that Sharp announced in partnership with Leica in May.

Nikon’s Exceptional 200mm f/2G Lens Has Been Discontinued

Last week, Nikon Japan moved the legendary NIKKOR AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens over into its 'Old Product' list of discontinued F-Mount lenses. And while Nikon USA won't confirm the news, this probably means that the old lens is no longer in production, and will hopefully be replaced in the near future.

Are You Sharpening Your Photos Enough?

I’ll own up to this and say that I’m guilty of being stuck in my ways. But age is no excuse for not being as adaptive as I should be to the changing times. But let me explain.

Hands-On with Sharp’s Sub-$5,000 8K Mirrorless Camera

During the be beginning of the year, Sharp Corporation unveiled a surprising, small handheld Micro Four Thirds 8K camera – but back then we had very few details about it. Now, just before NAB 2019 is about to begin, we had the opportunity to talk to Kaino-san from Sharp, who was kind enough to answer our questions and also let us have a short spin with it.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Beats Sony’s 85 ‘Across the Board’ for $600 Less

Sigma is undoubtedly, tantalizingly on fire. Their Art series lenses consistently undercut and outperform the competition, as they proved yet again by manufacturing an 85mm f/1.4 lens that is not only $600 cheaper than Sony's top-of-the-line 85mm GM, but according to DPReview, it's better 'across the board.'

4K Test Footage from the DJI Mavic Pro is Gorgeous, NOT Blurry

Photographer and videographer Michael Shainblum just released some 100% unedited 4K test footage and first thoughts from/about the DJI Mavic Pro, and it's (to use the technical term) freaking gorgeous. So why does half the Internet think the Mavic Pro has a low quality camera?

Using Focus Stacking to Shoot Ultra-Sharp Photos of Household Objects

A few months ago, photographer Adam Flor and I embarked on a sweet project. The goal was to shoot items using different colored backgrounds and use focus stacking to get full sharpness while shooting with a shallow depth of field.

The process was kinda nuts, but after seeing how it was done it wasn’t so bad. First, we grabbed small household items that had tiny details to them.

Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the world, there are very few lenses that deliver quality results at a low price. But if you look harder, there are actually a few old lenses that still offer amazing quality for extremely low price. How is that possible? Well, it is. Keep reading to learn how.