Reviews

Expert reviews of the latest digital cameras, lenses, lighting products, accessories, phones, photography-editing software, and more. PetaPixel tests state-of-the-art products in the photo industry and provides insights and recommendations for photographers to make informed purchasing decisions.
Veikk Voila L Pen Tablet Review

Veikk Voila L Pen Tablet Review: Punches Way Above its $40 Price

There are now tons of pen tablet makers out there and the options have given new users far more power to choose from a wide variety of styles, features, and obviously prices. The new $40 Veikk Voila L gives beginners an impressively competent "bare-bones" pen tablet to learn on for scant little investment.

Using the AstrHori 18mm f/8 Low-Cost Shift Lens

Low-cost lenses started appearing in the market in the last twenty years or so, with prices coming down steadily. When I saw another inexpensive lens in an article a couple of months ago, it grabbed my attention not with its price but with its core feature. It was a shift lens. An 18mm, fixed-aperture at f/8, shift lens at $119 was worth trying.

M2 Pro Mac mini Review

M2 Pro Mac mini Review: Mac Studio-Level Power at a Lower Price

Apple’s Mac mini has always been positioned as the company’s affordable desktop machine, an alternative to the low-end iMac for those that don’t need or want the iMac’s display. It’s a machine that has sometimes seemed to languish while other Mac models got performance upgrades. That has changed.

Intel NUC 13 Extreme Review

Intel NUC 13 Extreme Review: Don’t Judge It by Its Size

Apple's Mac mini and Mac Studio have set new standards for the kind of power and performance that can be expected from a small chassis. While Intel's new NUC isn't quite as small, it does show that PCs can get almost as svelte and still perform outstandingly well.

Canon R6 Mark II Review

Canon R6 Mark II Review: A Well-Rounded Upgrade

Canon’s EOS R6 Mark II is a major yet, in some ways, a subtle upgrade over the original R6. The new R6 Mark II is faster and more capable than the R6 in most regards, and it addresses several of the limitations found in the original model.

Sony 20-70mm f/4 Review

Sony 20-70mm f/4 G Review: A Mostly Excellent Zoom Lens

As the mirrorless camera market hits its stride and companies have caught up on their typical prime and zoom lens offerings, we see new offerings in non-traditional focal lengths. I can’t remember writing the words “all-in-one” in my decades in the tech press world as I have in the last year.

SuperMonkey

Hands-On with the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 Sports Lens: Lots to Like

The Sigma 60-600mm for Sony E-Mount is a versatile, compelling, and unique lens with a mindblowing 10x optical zoom range. As with any all-in-one lens, it’s not without its compromises, and the $2000 price puts it up against Sony’s native FE 200–600mm f/5.6–6.3 G OSS, even though the Sigma has a more versatile zoom range.

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Review

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Review: Telephoto For Travelers

Tamron has made a name for itself by releasing a series of unique and nontraditional zoom lenses like the 28-75mm, 17-28mm, 70-180mm, and the renewed classic (for mirrorless) 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD. The new version of the lens for Nikon Z (or Sony E) brings a bit of comfort and nostalgia back to the hands of any telephoto shooter.