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Performance Test: Lightroom Classic is Way Faster on Apple Silicon

This morning, Adobe unveiled the long-awaited version of Lightroom Classic that is fully optimized for Apple Silicon devices, and we had a chance to test it out before release. Our hopes were high for a program so famously sluggish. Could Apple’s M1 processor deliver a hefty performance boost for photographers? In short: yes. The latest version of Lightroom Classic was up to 25 percent faster on the M1 than on our more expensive Intel-based Mac.

Film Photography Shootout: 35mm vs 120 Film with Fuji 400H

Braedon Flynn from Film Supply Club is back with another film photography shootout. Except this time, instead of comparing two different film stocks (see here), he's comparing two formats using the same film: 35mm and 120 format Fuji 400H.

Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R: Image Quality Comparison

Wedding and portrait photographer Alex Barrera recently conducted a side-by-side comparison between the new 45MP Canon EOS R5 and the two-year-old 30MP Canon EOS R. Setting aside video performance, he wanted to see how these two camera stack up when it comes to pure image quality.

Using a $10 vs $1,000 Light for Zoom Meetings

The single most important thing that you can do to look better in a Zoom meeting is to add better lighting. This will give you a significant quality improvement on a minimal investment. So... I decided to test out four different lighting options, ranging from a cheap little $10 ring light all the way up to a $1,000 professional studio light.

Can Pixel Shift Compete with a Bigger, Higher Resolution Sensor?

In a pseudo Part III to their sensor size comparison series, Jay P Morgan and Kenneth Merrill over at The Slanted Lens decided to answer a question that popped up several times in the comments of a previous video: can the pixel shifting on a Micro Four Thirds or full-frame camera match the output of a 100MP medium format sensor?

Eye Autofocus Comparison: Canon Has Caught Up to Sony, Nikon Lags Behind

Back in May of 2019, Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo ran a side-by-side Eye AF comparison that showed (to nobody's surprise) that Sony was the king of Eye Autofocus. But a lot has changed since then, including several firmware updates and an updated focus system from Canon. Is Sony still king? Jared wanted to find out.

Sensor Comparison Revisited: Does Sensor Size REALLY Matter?

A few months back, the guys at The Slanted Lens posted a video comparing the performance of various sensor sizes and it... didn't go well. The comments were filled with complaints (valid and otherwise) about how they'd handled the test, and so they decided to address some of those concerns and run a whole new test.

IBIS Shootout: Panasonic vs Fujifilm vs Olympus vs Sony

Dave Pardue over at Imaging Resource has just finished filming a crop-sensor IBIS shootout that you definitely want to check out. Using a specially-built four-camera "rig", he shot the Panasonic GH5, Fuji X-T4, Olympus E-M1 III, and Sony a6600 side-by-side (by-side-by-side) so you can see exactly how the stabilization in each camera compares.

Profoto B10 vs Godox AD300 Pro: How Does Godox Stack Up?

LA wedding photographer and educator Michael Anthony has released a detailed side-by-side comparison of the recently announced Godox AD300 Pro (Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro) and the much more expensive Profoto B10. The two lights share similar power output and a similar footprint, but vastly different price points. Is the Profoto simply overpriced, or does the Godox fall short?

Blind Test: Fujifilm X-Trans vs Bayer Filter, Which is Better?

Andrew of the YouTube Channel Andrew & Denae is back with another helpful "blind taste test" for camera lovers. This time, he's not comparing color science—he's comparing the results from Fuji's X-Trans sensors agains images captured through a standard Bayer Filter.

Photo Editing Shootout: A.I. vs Fiverr vs Pro Photographer

Photographer Dan Watson of Learning Cameras recently put together a little photo editing shootout. Using one of his own images, he wanted to see who would edit the photo best: strangers hired through Fiverr, a professional photographer, or some of the latest AI-powered photo editing tools.

Bokeh Battle: Leica Noctilux f/0.95 vs Nikon Noct f/0.95

If you're a total bokeh maniac, two of the lenses you've probably looked at with yearning are the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 and the Nikon Noct 58mm f/0.95. But how do these actually very different lenses compare to one another when you shoot them side-by-side?

Macro Lens Test: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Laowa, Sigma, and Tamron Compared

Photographer Christopher Frost has put together one of the most comprehensive and detailed macro lens shootouts we've ever seen. In this video he tests the latest 100mm (ish) f/2.8 macro lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, and Laowa to see how they compare in terms of build, usability and performance.

Lens Shootout: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 vs Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM

Tamron raised a lot of eyebrows last week when it revealed its shockingly affordable new 70-180mm f/2.8 lens for Sony E-mount. At just $1,200, the lens is less than half the price of Sony's 70-200mm G Master... but can it compete in terms of performance?

Video Stabilization Comparison: Lens IS vs In-Body IS vs Warp Stabilizer

How does Lens IS compare to using IBIS? And how do either of these compare to stabilization in post? These are the questions that Eric Stemen wanted to answer in his latest side-by-side comparison, which highlights the benefits and limitations of each stabilization method when shooting video handheld.