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Lexar 128 GB CFexpress Memory Card Review

With the release of fast NVMe PCIe-based storage on our computers, we have gotten used to their incredible transfer speeds. Camera manufacturers have been catching up with the latest technology, and thanks to their efforts, we now have cameras with XQD and CFexpress memory card slots as well. As an owner of both Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, I...

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Announcement

Today Sony unveiled its high-end ultra-wide angle zoom lens, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G-Master. Featuring a complex optical design comprised of 17 total elements in 14 groups (three of which are extreme aspherical, one regular aspherical, two super extra-low dispersion and three extra-low-dispersion elements), as well as Sony’s most advanced XD linear...

Lens Filters Explained – New Video Released

Our newest video tutorial is now on YouTube, and this one covers the critical topic of lens filters for landscape photography. There's a ton of information in this video that you may not have heard before, even if you're an advanced photographer, so go ahead and take a look!

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review

The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a standard focal length prime lens that was announced in September of 2015 for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras. With its wide aperture of f/1.8 and built-in image stabilization (at the time of its announcement, it was the world’s first image-stabilized standard prime), it is an ideal lens for low-light photography...

Nikon Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Review

The NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is a compact and lightweight consumer-grade telephoto lens, specifically designed for Nikon’s mirrorless DX cameras. It was announced together with the ultra-compact Z DX 16-50mm VR and Z50 mirrorless camera in October of 2019. While not as compact as the collapsible Z DX 16-50mm VR, it is still a relatively small...

Fuji GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Announcement

Today Fujifilm unveiled yet another addition to its line-up of excellent GF lenses with its GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR lens. With a total of 13 elements in ten groups, which includes two aspherical and two extra-low dispersion elements, this lens is designed to be sharp, with exceptional levels of contrast on cameras like the Fuji GFX 100. Similar to other...

Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Review

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is the smallest and the lightest lens available for the Nikon Z mount. Nikon unveiled its first consumer-grade Z zoom lenses in the form of the Z DX 16-50mm VR and the Z DX 55-250mm VR together with its first DX mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z50. Sporting an all-plastic construction and plastic mounts, these lenses...

Fuji GFX 50R Review

Ever since Fujifilm entered the medium format market, it has been working steadily on developing the system by making highly-capable and compelling cameras at very appealing price points. The Fujifilm GFX 50R is the company’s attempt to lure APS-C and full-frame customers into the GF system by providing a lightweight, compact, and yet very inexpensive...

Olympus Has Fallen

If you have not yet heard the news, today Olympus made an announcement that it is going to sell its camera division to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) by the end of 2020. With its continuous losses in the past few years thanks to serious declines of camera sales (thanks to the rise of the smartphone), Olympus is basically leaving the camera industry,...

How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur

Subject isolation is one of the most sought-after effects in photography. It is one of the primary reasons (along with low-light capability and sharpness) why anyone would even think of buying those expensive fast primes. It is undeniable that there is no replacement for getting it right in the camera. But most of the time, we are thrown into less than...

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