Review: Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM (Canon RF Mount)

One of Canon's biggest strengths has always been their ability to create consistently excellent lenses targetted at professionals, and the Canon RF 85mm f1. 2 L USM is no exception. With their RF Mount system, Canon has chosen to tackle the Full Frame Mirrorless market from the complete opposite direction as Sony did.

Review: Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art (The Colors Are a Dream)

If you were to spring for one wide-angle zoom lens with a fast aperture on the market, then chances are that you'd go for the Sigma 14-24mm f2. 8 DG DN Art. Sigma is arguably the best lens maker of our time even if you need to lift weights to use them.

Review: Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS

While I'm usually not a fan of lenses like the Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f4 Macro OIS, I have to admit that this one grew on me. Many years ago, a 24-105mm f4 was my bread and butter lens, and many folks have something like it for overall general shooting.

Review: Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art DG DN (All of the Bokeh, and Weight)

I'm not sure where Sigma got the memo that making the Sigma 35mm f1. 2 Art DG DN into a mammoth beast was a great idea. The last time I knew, mirrorless camera lenses were supposed to be small. However, I have to admit that it seems like only Olympus, Fujifilm and Sony have been sticking to that philosophy.

Review: Tokina 100mm F2.8 Macro FiRIN (Sony FE)

When the Tokina 100mm f2. 8 Macro FiRIN was announced, I was pretty overjoyed at the fact that the company was working to create a focal length that is much different than current options on the market.

The Sony 35mm F1.8 FE Has Generous Amounts of Weather Sealing

We recently reviewed the new Sony 35mm f1. 8 FE, and we quickly fell in love with this lens thanks to its fantastic image quality, gorgeous color reproduction, and its excellent overall performance. This lens is also weather-sealed, which is a nice feature seeing as this lens will retail for under $1,000.

Review: Sony 35mm f1.8 FE (This is My Next Lens)

All I ever really wanted was a Sony 35mm f1. 8 FE lens--and I never thought that they'd made one but when I received a call last week about testing a product not yet announced, I was quite shocked. The company has its 35mm f2.

Review: Sony 35mm F1.8 FE (This Is My Next Lens)

All I ever really wanted was a Sony 35mm f1. 8 FE lens--and I never thought that they'd made one but when I received a call last week about testing a product not yet announced, I was quite shocked. The company has its 35mm f2.

Review: Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 OPERA (Canon EF)

Reviewing the Tokina 16-28mm f2. 8 OPERA lens was a bit of an odd thing for me as it goes against much of what I really want in a modern lens these days. While the focal lengths are limited in their range, the price point is kept down well over $1,000.

Review: Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 OPERA (Canon EF)

Reviewing the Tokina 16-28mm f2. 8 OPERA lens was a bit of an odd thing for me as it goes against much of what I really want in a modern lens these days. While the focal lengths are limited in their range, the price point is kept down well over $1,000.

Review: Canon EOS RP (Well Worth the Money for Almost $1,200)

When I look at and think about the Canon EOS RP, I see the strategy for Canon that they've been imparting for many years. Said strategy goes something like this: bundle the camera with a printer and a lens and do an instant rebate with the retailers to simply move the product.

Are Fast Aperture Lenses Really Worth the Money? Probably Not!

When you start out as a photographer, you probably go straight for the kit lens or small, fast aperture lenses like a 50mm f1. 8 or so. There are reasons why some lenses are called te Nifty 50--and it's because they're nifty, at 50mms, can let in a lot of light, and can help a photographer grow for many years as they become better.

Review: Fujifilm 16mm f2.8 R WR (The Adventurers Lens)

The Fujifilm 16mm f2. 8 R WR lens is a lens that I wasn't expecting from the company simply because of the fact that they already had a very good 16mm f1. 4 R WR lens. However, considering the company's philosophy of bringing things down to a more elementary audience in a more affordable, weather sealed form, it played out into being right in line with what they do.

Review: Fujifilm 16mm F2.8 R WR (The Adventurers Lens)

The Fujifilm 16mm f2. 8 R WR lens is a lens that I wasn't expecting from the company simply because of the fact that they already had a very good 16mm f1. 4 R WR lens. However, considering the company's philosophy of bringing things down to a more elementary audience in a more affordable, weather sealed form, it played out into being right in line with what they do.

Sony vs Nikon vs Pentax: Which is the Most Weather Sealed?

Weather sealed cameras are a beautiful thing. You can go outside in the elements and you just don't have to worry (too much) about your camera taking a shower. Many cameras offer weather sealing, but a recent video put the Pentax K1, the Nikon D850, and the Sony A7R III side by side for a comparison on the amount of weather sealing each body really has. Join us after the break to check out the video.

Review: Sony a6400 (The Sony a9 with an APS-C Sensor)

Up until recently, Sony's focus seemed to rest with their Full Frame mirrorless cameras, but the Japanese consumer electronics giant reaffirmed their commitment towards APS-C cameras when they announced the A6400 back in January of this year.

Comparing Fujifilm Lenses for Portrait Photography with Denae and Andrew

Studying and comparing all these lenses is a bit of a daunting task. To make it easier to to tackle, we'll come at this in two ways. First, Im going to compare them all against each other. Then we'll go through each of them, one at a time, and talk strengths and weaknesses of each but most cover who each one is for, and who each one maybe isnt for.

Review: Leica Q2 (Almost a Perfect Camera, But Still Not There)

When I first got the Leica Q2 in my hands, I really wondered if Leica had created a perfect full frame point and shoot. And in some ways, I think that they did; but in other ways I believe that it wasn't thought out fully despite the big deal of it being given some of the best weather sealing on the market.

Review: Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

Announced earlier this year at the end of February, the Sony 135mm f1. 8 G Master is the 9th lens to join the ranks of Sonys premium G Master lineup. Sony created the 135mm f1. 8 G Master with portrait photographers in mind first and foremost, as many portrait photographers gravitate toward the 135mm focal length due to the fact that subjects appear true to life with little to no discernible distortions.

Our Favorite Lenses for the Fujifilm XT3 (and Why)

When we begun testing the Fujifilm XT3, we didn't totally know what to expect. We knew that it was going to be better, but we didn't know that the image quality would be more film-like, the autofocus would be better and the battery life would be better.

The Leica Q2 is a Pretty Good Deal; Youre Thinking About it Wrong

At just a little under $5,000 the Leica Q2 is a camera that the company has obviously worked hard on and upgraded in pretty much every way. While it's still lacking things like a joystick and could probably benefit from a few more buttons, the camera is highly capable and arguably does almost everything else that lots of other full frame cameras with 40MP+ are capable of.

Special Report: Shooting Street Photography With the Ricoh GR III in NYC

If you were to sit there and compile a list of cult cameras, the majority of them would be analog--but in the digital world one can consider the predecessors to the Ricoh GR III to be cult classics. Along with the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras, the Ricoh GR has been fascinating street photographers for years.

First Impressions: Panasonic S1 (Should Sony Be Scared?)

When Panasonic announced at Photokina last year that they were coming out with new full frame cameras in cooperation with Leica and Sigma, I think that the entire photo industry was put on notice. There are lots of folks who think that Panasonic created the first real, major threat to Sony in terms of something that professionals would want to use.

Review: Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG HSM Art (What The 35mm Shouldve Been)

After reviewing the Sigma 40mm f1. 4 lens, theSigma 28mm f1. 4 DG HSM Art was a relief to handle--a smaller lens in almost every way, 28mm is also one of my favorite focal lengths. Photographers who often reach for this focal length are street photographers, travelers, and even those just looking to photograph just for fun.

Video: Watch What we Did to the Olympus OMD EM1x

I think we can honestly say "Mission Accomplished" in showing off just how durable the Olympus OMD EM1x is for photographers. This camera is the most durable that we've tested thus far, and we're pretty proud to say that mostly anyone that uses it will find it to be reliable enough in pretty much any circumstance.

Review: Fujifilm GFX 50R (One of the Best Cameras Ive Ever Tested)

As you can probably tell from the lede of this article, I'm incredibly happy with what the Fujifilm GFX 50R is capable of doing for so many reasons. For the first time, we have a medium format camera that isn't really designed to be used in the studio and that is actually highly capable.

Review: Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD (Canon EF)

When theTamron 17-35mm f2. 8-4 Di OSD was offered to us for review, I have to say that with all honesty I wasn't all that excited. Zoom lenses are very useful, but primes are where my heart is. Tamron's zoom lenses have traditionally been very good since their rework a few years ago to include the silver mount ring, but a zoom lens with a variable aperture and that isn't a telephoto zoom lens to the nigh equivalent of going on a date with someone that you're not all that excited about but do instead just to see if you can give it a shot.

How to Choose the Right Portrait Lens for You

Portrait photography, in general, is one of the most popular niches in the industry and is often one of the first things a new photographer attempts to master as they hone their craft. But a key to making appealing portraits is making a good lens selection based on the look that you are attempting to produce.