Equipment

Photographers use all kinds of equipment to craft their art, from cameras and lenses to lights and accessories. We cover the latest news and information on the tools of the trade in the photography industry.
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Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR: The Best All-Purpose Lens I’ve Ever Used

When Nikon announced a new Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR in March, I didn’t get very excited. After all, lenses that attempt to cover an extreme range of focal lengths (“all-in-one”) tend to suffer from distortion at their widest and longest and lose sharpness at the long end.

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Hobolite Iris Review: A Shining Example of Pocket-Sized Lighting

The Hobolite Iris, the company's latest addition to its lineup of LED lighting equipment, is small enough to slide into a pocket yet versatile enough to deploy in a variety of ways. The main reason why is because it integrates into the broader Hobolite ecosystem, with particular compatibility with the existing Hobolite Micro light.

A close-up shot of a Fujifilm GFX100S camera with a large lens resting on a rock, with a blurred background of trees and water. The PetaPixel logo and the words "Hands-On" are displayed in the top left corner. A person with a beard is looking at the camera.

Hands-On with the Fujifilm GFX 100S II: Medium Format for the Masses

The first Fujifilm GFX 100S had my favorite form factor of any GFX camera due to its take-anywhere size. I loved the smaller body design of the latest GFX 100 II, and of course all the improvements to autofocus and film simulation modes as well as an emphasis on faster shooting and video. But it was only a matter of time before the latest improvements transferred over to the GFX 100S line and the wait is now over.

A black Fujifilm X-T50 mirrorless digital camera with a textured grip and no lens attached. The camera body features dials, buttons, and a viewfinder at the top. The Fujifilm logo and model name are prominently displayed on the front.

The New Fujifilm X-T50 is More Than a (Very) Pretty Face

The Fujifilm X-T50 combines the classic camera styling of the wildly popular X100VI with the flexibility of an interchangeable lens X Series camera. It is designed for burgeoning photographers who prioritize style over top-of-the-line performance. However, make no mistake: the X-T50 is much more than a baby X-T5.

A black Fujifilm XF 16-50mm camera lens is shown against a white background. The lens features a zoom ring with focal length markings and a textured focus ring, designed for use with Fujifilm X-Mount mirrorless cameras.

The XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR is Fujifilm’s New Kit Lens

As hinted at earlier this year in Tokyo, Fujifilm is moving on from the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens -- which has achieved legendary status among kit lenses -- in favor of the new, sharper 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR. Fujifilm promises the new 16-50mm is better for its high-resolution cameras.

Image of a Canon EOS R1 camera body on a dark, smoky background. The text "EOS R1" is overlaid in large, transparent letters, revealing the camera through the letters. The design emphasizes the camera model while keeping the overall image dramatic and minimalist.

Adorama Leaks Detailed Canon EOS R1 Specs

Adorama seems to know more about the EOS R1 than Canon revealed last night as it has published more detailed specifications on the upcoming flagship including sensor resolution, continuous shooting capability, AI exposure enhancement, and more.

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The Canon EOS R1 and EOS R3 Have Subtle Design Differences

After years of rumors, expectations, and predictions, Canon has finally announced that it is developing the Canon EOS R1. While details are scarce, Canon has shared a front-facing look at its upcoming flagship mirrorless camera, creating fertile ground for a quick-and-dirty EOS R1 versus EOS R3 comparison.

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Get Ready for Your Summer Photo Adventures with ProMaster Tripods

It's that time of year again – where spring begins to give way to summer. Soon, the sun will be shining, the days will be getting longer, and it's time to start planning those summer photography trips and travels. As you prepare for your summer adventures, it's essential to have the right gear to make the most of your photography experiences. Tripods are a must have.

A vintage black camera with a large silver lens is displayed against a gray background featuring faint outlines of various camera models. The camera has several dials and buttons on its top surface. The lens is prominently extended towards the viewer.

The Fascinating History of Leica Copies, From Braun to Zorki

Throughout photographic history, few cameras have had the kind of defining influence that can compare to the original Barnack Leica. It’s only natural that the industry of the time would react impulsively to the arrival of such a new, exciting, and innovative breed of camera – which is exactly what happened.

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A Phoenix Rising From the Ashes: How Nikon Found Its Way Back to Profit

Although Nikon was founded nearly 107 years ago and has been ubiquitous in the photography space for much of that time, the company is not far removed from financial troubles that threatened to reduce the company to ruin. Through shrewd decisions and great new Nikon Z cameras and lenses, Nikon has safely moved from the brink.