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.
Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Review

Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Review: A Solution in Search of a Problem

When it comes to general-purpose standard zooms, Sony has you covered. With some classic choices like 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II and 24-105mm f/4 G or the unique Sony FE 20-70mm f/4, there is something for everyone. However, Sony decided to go even further and add the brand new FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G to its growing collection. The idea is to have a more affordable and compact lens alternative to the expensive 24-70mm GM while still having a fast f/2.8 aperture, albeit with a reduced zoom range. I got my hands on one to try, and here is what I found.

Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G

Sony’s New FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens is Compact, Light, and Fast

Novel and non-traditional focal length and aperture combinations are becoming significantly more common among mirrorless system lenses. Sony is no stranger to different sorts of lenses, having launched the 20-70mm f/4 G last year. Sony is channeling a similar spirit with its newest E-mount lens, the FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G.

OM-1 firmware update coming this fall

An OM System OM-1 Firmware Update is Coming and Will Improve AF and UX

Following the launch of the OM System OM-1 Mark II, many photographers wondered, "Could this have been a firmware update?" There are quite a few new features exclusive to the new Micro Four Thirds flagship camera because it features improved processing power and memory. Nonetheless, OM Digital Solutions (OMDS) has heard the complaints and has announced a new firmware update for the original OM-1.

Sigma 500mm Review

Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN Sport Review: The Perfect Telephoto?

When I heard about the latest Sigma lens, the 500mm f/5.6 DG DN Sport, I wanted to revisit the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. The new lens sounded ideal because it is unobtrusive, lightweight enough to handhold easily, and has the reach to capture these elusive Wolfdogs in their natural surroundings.

Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports lens

Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens Is a Mobile Pro-Grade Ultra-Tele

Sigma has long struck an exciting balance between offering high-quality alternatives to lenses the major camera makers offer and creating unique optics that offer something different from existing lenses. Sigma's two newest lenses both mostly fall into the latter category. The Sigma 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports lens is not wholly unique but fills an empty void in the E-mount and L-mount systems.

Fujifilm X Summit Tokyo -- February 2024

Fujifilm Teases New XF Kit Lens and Upcoming X Series Firmware Updates

Fujifilm made a splash at its X Summit event in Tokyo today. Beyond announcing the highly anticipated X100VI camera, which is nearly everything we wanted from a new X100 camera, Fujifilm added a few interesting tidbits to the end of its keynote speech, including teasing a new XF lens and announcing exciting firmware coming to older cameras.

Fujifilm X100VI hands on

Fujifilm X100VI Hands-On: It’s Nearly Everything We Wanted

I'm gonna let you in on a dirty little secret of mine: I never liked the original Fujifilm X100. When it first came out, I was -like many others- enamored by the beautiful styling, but the operation of the camera just never gelled with me. The rather boring -- in my opinion -- 35mm lens didn't help things either. It wasn't until I played with the newly designed X100V that I had my aha moment, and realized the appeal of this camera.

Canon three-layer image sensor patent filed in Japan. High-speed stacked image sensor.

Canon Patents a Triple-Layer High-Speed Stacked Image Sensor

Patents are always a fun way to see what camera companies are up to and theorize about what might be coming next, even if they frequently don't find their way into actual products. A new Canon patent filed in Japan is particularly intriguing, as it outlines a triple-layer high-speed stacked image sensor.

Hasselblad 503 CX Golden Blue Limited Edition camera, medium-format film camera

Rare 33-Year-Old Blue and Gold Hasselblad Camera Appears for Sale

To celebrate its 50th year manufacturing cameras, Hasselblad released a special-edition version of its 503 CX V-System medium-format film camera. The "Golden Blue" camera hit stores in 1991, limited to just 700 units worldwide. Hasselblad fans have the rare opportunity to purchase a used one right now from Park Cameras.