The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is a prime lens that is especially suited for portrait and wedding photographers, but also works well for food and landscape photography. Many photographers relied heavily on the old Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D lens, which was legendary for the amazing bokeh it produced as well as extreme sharpness and
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Samyang has traditionally not been at the top of many people’s wish lists when it comes to high-quality prime lenses. But with the introduction of the Samyang XP 85mm f/1.2, the company now has optics that can provide top quality at a very respectable price point. This lens may be manual focusing only, but the
Canon has created a good range of point-and-shoot cameras for beginners, like the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS. What makes these cameras great is that they have high-resolution image sensors, and thus allow beginners to shoot quality photos while learning the basics. The PowerShot range is incredibly accessible and they are some of the best point-and-shoot
For any long-standing full-frame camera owner, the medium format has always been in our peripheral vision. Generally speaking, the joys of a larger sensor, extra resolution, and depth of images are more than offset by the high prices and slower shooting speeds. Then came along the likes of the Pentax 645Z, which is now as
When the word ‘Acer’ comes to mind, most of us think about their wide and much-worthy range of computers and laptops. Very few people know about Acer Tablets and they are clearly missing out on some of the best Android Honeycomb devices. Android Honeycomb is specifically designed for gadgets that have a larger screen size.
The Canon PowerShot SX710 HS is an improvement and development over older PowerShot models like the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS. It is still not one of the best-quality Canon point-and-shoot cameras, but it utilizes better technology and features than some of the older models. This camera is affordable and has a good set of features.
Graphic or drawing tablets are a staple part of any designer’s workflow, especially important if you do lots of post-production retouching. One of the most popular brands for many years has been the Wacom variety. These tablets are excellent to use in practice, with lots of features and seamless workings, but they can also feel
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a solid, portable point-and-shoot camera that features a decent zoom and a high-quality image sensor. It is now considered one of the older Canon PowerShot models, but it still performs well and is a decent all-around camera for general usage. You could consider this a mid-range point-and-shoot camera within
A 50mm prime lens will always be the go-to standard for any type of photography. This focal length provides a happy medium between a relatively wide view and the ability to get in close when needed. The Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA is one such lens, which offers a fast aperture and some of the
For many, the 24-70mm is the most widely-used zoom lens, which is why it’s most commonly given the workhorse title. For many photojournalists, this focal range is an invaluable tool, acting almost like a bunch of 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses in one package. Each camera maker has its own version, which is why the
Canon has an excellent range of point-and-shoot and bridge cameras in its PowerShot range. These range from simple models like the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS to the advanced Canon PowerShot G7 X MKIII. An often-overlooked model is the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS. This compact camera has point-and-shoot features with a DSLR-like design, and is a
There’s one thing that Leica makes sure of above any other lens manufacturer and that’s to make their high-end optics as exclusive as possible. I say this purely from a price point of view, as the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH costs just shy of $5000 on a favorable day at current prices, making it
When shooting with a digital camera, it’s a wonderful feature to have an instant view of your masterpiece, but it’s a totally different experience seeing everything in print. The Fujifilm instax WIDE 300 is an instant camera that provides the look and tones of film, with straightforward workings and final images at a reasonable size.
As photographers, we train ourselves to be as pragmatic as possible when it comes to lens choice and acquisition. This is a good thing in part, but we also secretly long to own an all-encompassing lens that covers every focal length and contains every feature imaginable. Lenses like the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS go
If there’s one lens that you are going to spend big on for the long run, it’s going to be a 50mm prime. This focal length just so happens to slot into a wide variety of shooting scenarios. That’s why it is touted as a standard focal length. The Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH slots
No matter the software you currently use for editing and managing your RAW files, use it for long enough and you will always be itching for extra features. DxO PhotoLab 3 is one of the many RAW converters out there, with its main focus being on quality of output and lens correction. As the company
Bridge cameras are the perfect alternative to DSLRs. They have all of the basic manual controls of a DSLR, but the difference lies in the bridge camera’s ability to be fully automatic and, usually, its much cheaper price. One such example is the KODAK PIXPRO AZ252. It embraces a 16MP lens and a 25x optical
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is a telephoto zoom that covers a decent focal range. It will appeal to all kinds of photographers from portrait shooters through to landscape and sports, but the slow f/4 maximum aperture may limit its usefulness for some photographers. When you’re looking for a good, solid general-purpose
No one will ever accuse Microsoft of lacking imagination. Execution is their Achilles heel, or at least it used to be. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a strong contender for device of the year. With the Surface line still trying to find a firm identity, the Pro 7 comes in like a hammer. With
The Canon PowerShot range of cameras has a broad spectrum, from the powerful PowerShot G7 X MKII to the budget PowerShot SX530. There is something in this line to suit every type of photographer and every skill level. The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS sits somewhere in the middle and offers decent quality, a good set
If you’re in the position of needing more light output than what the average Speedlite can provide but want the same compact dimensions, the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro is a likely option. This version is an upgrade to the original, with the same levels of output and improvements being focused on the build quality and
Every popular lens manufacturer has a flagship 70-200mm zoom, as it’s one of the most popular solutions for covering the short-to-medium telephoto range. Sony is no different, and for those wanting the best in performance from the platform, the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS now features a floating focusing system, with improved autofocus motors,
Among the wide range of Nikon cameras available, the D5200 is arguably the most suitable for personal use. Beginner photographers in particular have a specific set of needs that this camera will fill admirably. The Nikon D5200 is an entry-level camera that has been on the market since 2013. Along with a 24MP APS-C (23.5×15.6mm)
Anyone with even a modicum of knowledge about long telephoto prime lenses will know that they cost a king’s ransom and are large and heavy. At least the Vivitar 500mm f/8 checks the “large” box, but for a prime lens at this focal length which costs just shy of a hundred dollars, the price point
Canon was admittedly not as fast as the rest of the pack when it came to delivering their own line of mirrorless cameras. Now, it’s full steam ahead, with mirrorless camera bodies available from the entry to the pro level. The Canon EOS R6 is aimed at the serious enthusiast who still wants pro-level features
Let’s dive in before I come up with some groan-worthy pun about the Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4/4 being a signature model for the early 90s dance group ‘Deee-Lite.’ The RX 4/4 is a self-contained lighting rig with two studio strobes, stands, softboxes, and a transmitter, which truly proves groove is in the heart. When it
Without diving into all the standout benefits of shooting through a prime lens, this type of glass can more than make up for the lack of zoom ability with their own zest of final image rendition. If you’re currently checking out the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II, you may have come from
The usual course of action when first diving into interchangeable lens cameras is to purchase some sort of 50mm prime lens. Experience eventually tells you why this is a good happy medium option, as the 50mm focal length is great for everything from landscapes to quality portrait shots. If you’re on a budget or just
When you start to get really serious about long-range photography, there’s nothing like owning a super-telephoto prime lens. There are zoom lenses out there that can cover the same focal length as a 500mm, but a prime lens will always give you that extra zap of quality. However, a 500mm prime is going to be
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a small, sleek, and compact camera that has an underwater performance down to 25 meters. Furthermore, it has a shock resistance of about two meters and temperature resistance from 14 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 40 degrees Celsius). The best aspect of this camera is that it does not