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Sony a7R III vs a7R IV Image Quality Comparison

How much of a difference can an extra 19MP and a newly-designed really make? Apparently, quite a bit, as you can see in this quick side-by-side comparison of JPEGs shot on the 42MP Sony a7R III and the newly released 61MP Sony a7R IV.

Film vs Digital in Music Photography: I Shot the Same Show With Both

Film is very rarely used in music photography anymore. The reason for this is primarily because of social media and instant news. There’s no time to go home and start pouring chemicals onto film to develop it or wait until the morning until a lab opens to do it for you.

Here’s the Sony a7 III, Nikon Z7, and Canon EOS R Side-by-Side

The Sony a7 III, Nikon Z7, and Canon EOS R are three of the main cameras battling it out in the full-frame mirrorless camera wars. In case you're wondering how the three cameras compare in size with one another, the Dutch camera store Foto Hans Keuzekamp has shot a set of photos showing them side-by-side.

Sony 85mm GM vs Sigma 85mm ART: Real World Comparison

Another day, another lens comparison takes on Sigma's "king of portrait lenses," the 85mm f/1.4 Art. This time, our friend Usman from Sonder Creative tested the Sigma 85mm against Sony's well-liked 85mm f/1.4 GM out in the real world to see which of the two 85s he preferred.

iPhone 7 Plus Camera Holds Its Own Against $50,000 RED Weapon

The iPhone 7 Plus—and many other high end smartphone cameras these days—can capture some really impressive photos and video. If you were doubting that, just watch this comparison by Parker Walbeck of Fulltime Filmmaker. He compared the iPhone 7 Plus against his $50K RED Weapon, and was "blown away" by the results.

iPhone 7 vs Leica M9-P: A Side-by-Side Photo Comparison

How does the camera quality of Apple's latest flagship smartphone compare to Leica's high-end digital rangefinders? Respected Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi decided to find out by shooting the same scenes and then comparing them side-by-side.

Portraits of Homeless People and Their Dreams of Old

For his new project The Prince and the Pauper, San Francisco-based photographer Horia Manolache connected with homeless people, learned their stories, and shot two portraits of each of them: the first shows them as they are now, and the second portrait shows them in the life or career they had once dreamed about.

26 Before-and-After Pics Reveal What War Has Done to Syria

Once Syria's largest city, Aleppo has been the worst-hit city in the country since the Battle of Aleppo began in 2012 as part of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Now a series of before-and-after photos reveals just how much the once-vibrant historical city has been marred by war.

Canon 85mm f/1.2L vs Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM: Side-by-Side Comparison

Sony made a big splash when they announced the G Master lenses, but how does the 85mm GM compare, side-by-side, in the real world, with one of the most popular 85mm lenses already out there? Gary Fong put it to the test, but he's letting you to decide which lens is best.

Clever Half-and-Half Photos by a Couple on Opposite Sides of the World

Seok Li and Danbi Shin are an couple who create art together as Shinliart. A while back, their relationship turned into a long-distance one: Shin is currently living in New York City and Li lives in Seoul, South Korea.

They may be on opposite sides of the world, but they haven't let distance get in the way of their creativity. The couple's collaborative Instagram account features half-and-half split-screen photos that blend their two worlds in beautiful ways.

Lens Battle: No B.S. Lens Comparisons Using Side-by-Side Sample Photos

Polarr is on a product launching frenzy. Back in February, the startup launched version 2.0 of its browser-based photo editor. In June, it launched its new iOS photo editing app, which saw 250,000 downloads in the first 48 hours.

Polarr's latest product, which just launched this week, is a new website called Lens Battle. It's a slick, browser-based lens comparison tool that lets you compare similar lenses using interactive sample photos.

This is How Good the Sony a7S is with Low Light and High ISO

The highly-regarded Sony a7S is known to be a monster in low-light situations, a fact demonstrated by a number of short films have used moonlight as the only light source. Those projects are eye-opening, but another way to see just how good the camera's high ISO quality is is to compare it with other well-known cameras.

That's what photographer Tony Northrup does in the short 1-minute comparison above, pitting the a7S against the Nikon D810 and Sony a7 II at various ISOs.

Photos Arranged Side-by-Side to Create Clever Scenes

Upon first glance, the images in art director Stephen McMennamy's #combophoto project may look like surreal photo-manipulations created using Photoshop. They're actually the result of a much simpler process.

For each one, McMennamy carefully shoots two photographs and creatively arranges them side-by-side to create imaginative new scenes.

Mirrored: Photos Show the Parallels of Two Cities on Opposite Sides of the Globe

"Mirrored" is a photo project that was a collaboration between photographers Markus Andersen and Elif Suyabatmaz. It's a series of diptychs showing daily life on opposite ends of the globe: Andersen is based out of Sydney, Australia, and Suyabatmaz is based out of Istanbul, Turkey. In each pair of images, the selected photos "mirror each other in both obvious and subtle ways."

Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the 'it's not the gear, it's the photographer' is the proverbial dead horse that's occasionally given a beating, but it's a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they're asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo?

Cheap Shot Challenge: Photos Taken with Expensive Gear Recreated On the Cheap

Want to make some great photos but don’t have or don’t want to spend a lot of money? A few days ago I posted photo of a Hummingbird on my Facebook page I took with a new Nikon D810 and a 85mm 1.8. I received a comment asking me “how much money do you spend on your equipment to get a shot like this?” Others comment from time to time that they’d love to get into photography but don’t have the money.

So, I thought, how close can I come to some of the shots I get with my Nikon D600 and the D810 with a really cheap used DSLR? The personal challenge began.

Sony’s A7s Takes on Canon’s 5D Mark III in Side-by-Side Low-Light Test

So far, all of the Sony A7s high-ISO tests we've seen -- from your standard static test to some beautiful production-level footage -- have only shown the A7s. There have been no side-by-side comparisons to show if this really is outperforming the competition substantially, or if it only seems like it is.

Korea–Korea: Compelling Photos Compare the Public Spaces of North & South Korea

The difference between the two Koreas is well-known. We understand that one country is almost entirely closed off from the rest of the world, while the other is modern and plugged in. We've even seen images from space that show how literally dark North Korea is.

And yet, it takes a compelling photo series/book like German architecture photographer Dieter Leistner's Korea--Korea to truly drive home the differences between these two pieces of the same peninsula.