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.
Laowa Argus 25mm Review

Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APO Review: Excellent Lens with a Caveat

Venus Optics has introduced yet another unique lens to the market: the Laowa Argus 25mm f/0.95 APO for Micro Four Thirds. As a long-time user of the Micro Four Thirds system, I jumped at the opportunity to test drive this lens after I heard “0.95” and “APO” in the same sentence.

Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel 6a Review: Keeping Things Familiar

When Google launches an A-series phone, it inevitably trickles down some of its photography prowess to its one mid-range shooter. The Pixel 6a joins the family and comes with a lot of familiarities relative to other Pixel phones.

Westcott Eyelighter 3 Review: A Solid Portable Curved Reflector

Westcott recently released its third version of the popular specialist tool, the Eyelighter. If you happen to be a working headshot or portrait photographer, there is no way you haven’t seen it, thought about buying it, or even had it in your shopping cart at some point.

Fujifilm X-H2S First Impressions: A New Standard for APS-C

The Fujifilm X-H2S has many new and vastly improved features and capabilities, all in a package that’s different than the X-T lineup of cameras with traditional control dials. I’ve had a few days with my Fujifilm X-H2S and here’s my experience with their new flagship APS-C camera.

Retouch4Me Review

Retouch4Me Review: AI Retouching That Actually Works

Some may enjoy editing, but most photographers will agree that actually taking the photos is the best part of the job. So finding a way to speed up and reduce the amount of time spent at the computer is more than welcome, which is where Retouch4Me comes into play.

Kodak Ektar H35 Review

Kodak Ektar H35 Half Frame Camera Review: Out-Of-The-Box Fun

Despite rising film costs, Kodak hopes to keep film shooters snapping by offering a way to shoot film on a shoestring budget. Taking a cue from a 1960's trend in camera design, Kodak has released the Ektar H35 half-frame camera.

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review: A New Benchmark

When the Z mirrorless system was first announced, Nikon swore to deliver lenses with far superior image quality and optical characteristics when compared to the DSLR F-mount siblings, and it all started with the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens. Despite how good the f/4 "kit" version performed compared to the F-mount version, the $2,295 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens might be one of the best 24-70mm lenses ever made.

Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4

Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 STM XF Lens Review: Great Lens, Better Price

The Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 STM lens slots neatly into an existing range of Viltrox primes for APS-C cameras, a focal length that is notably absent from Fujifilm directly. The 13mm, which is equivalent to 20mm on 35mm full-frame, is fairly wide and works well for landscapes or architecture, especially for the low price of $429.