Common sense says if you’re going to take sharp, dramatic photographs at a fast-action sporting event, make sure you have an autofocus lens that is at least 300mm or longer, and fast (f/2.8 or f/4) and, IMHO, preferably a zoom. As part of our coverage of Sports Week, I thought it might be fun to photograph the opening night of the 2021 racing season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl using a lens that falls seriously short on all but one of those critical points of common sense.
Photographs © Allan Weitz 2021
Doug Guerra puts the dynamic Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD lens through its paces. This versatile super telephoto zoom is well suited to landscape, wildlife, and street photography.
Share your thoughts and questions about this new lens below in the Comments. Will you be adding the Tamron 150-500mm to your kit?
Jake Estes and the B&H team explore the creative possibilities of lighting with the Lupo Kickasspanel. This RGBW LED Panel from Lupo has definitely earned its name, with features that allow you to customize the lighting to fit your needs.
Would you use this on your next film or video production? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
As a photographer who is borderline neurotic about print quality, “everyday” print jobs have always been a thorn in my side. My office is home to a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" printer and an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 44" printer. While both units produce brilliant, high-quality photographs, neither was designed for practical home office applications or high-volume, small-scale print workflows. Any other poor souls who have found
Never afraid to be unique, Sigma has just released the fp L mirrorless camera. The second member of the fp Series of compact, modular, hybrid cameras, the fp L storms in with an all-new, higher-resolution sensor, improved focusing performance, and even brings an accessory electronic viewfinder to the system. When the original fp was released in 2019, it stood out due to its minimal design and distinct feature set that clearly catered more
Like many other photographers, I have found myself incorporating video into my practice with increasing regularity. Already irreversibly invested in studio lights built for stills, I have been reluctant to start a second collection of LED lights for video. Consequently, my experience with LEDs has been a mixed bag: Wallet-friendly models rarely deliver the quality of light or durability that my work requires, while the lights I prefer remain at a “rent-not-buy” price point. When presented with the
I am not a “hard case guy,” but I know many who use them, and I know they are essential for a lot of photographers, videographers, and creatives who are constantly on the go and need extra protection for their gear. And, if you have even given hard cases a moment of thought, the Pelican brand of protective “stuff” is guaranteed to have made it onto your radar because the term “Pelican
I can’t say I’ve ever gotten excited over a firmware upgrade, but then again, as a photographer who enjoys photographing architecture, I never thought I’d see the day I could correct keystone distortion—the distortion that makes buildings look like they’re falling over backward—in-camera and in real time with a Leica rangefinder camera. 2021 is only a couple of months old and already I have good feelings about it.
Leica’s latest firmware update, which enables a
In addition to its innovative image-processing abilities, the recently introduced Zeiss ZX1 is also notable as being the first camera to wear the Zeiss nameplate in five decades. This Classic Camera review is about the last camera to wear the Zeiss nameplate—the Zeiss Ikon Hologon Ultrawide (1969-71), which was as technically remarkable as its 21st-century follow-up act. Although this article is a classic “camera” review, the story is really about
In this B&H Online Video, Doug Guerra tests Sony’s newest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Alpha 1. Sony’s flagship camera is designed to do it all, boasting impressive features such as:
50MP Full-Frame Sensor
Up to 30 fps Shooting
8K 30p and 4K 120p Video in 10-Bit
Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals
759 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection areas
120 AF and AE calculations per second
Among the madness that is CES, Sony slipped in a surprise photo announcement: the FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens. Sony has been very clear that this full-frame E-mount lens is aiming to deliver top-tier image quality in a compact package, and it looks like the company absolutely hit the mark. The 35mm GM appears to be one of the best and most versatile prime lenses to join Sony's ever-growing mirrorless system.
Are you feeling the seismic waves of Fujinon’s first entry into the premium roof prism birding and hunting binocular market? Well, not only do these new Fujinon Hyper Clarity 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars from FUJIFILM look great, their performance matches their looks. Let’s dive deeper into these new Fujinon roof
Olympus has officially released its long-awaited M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens, and I was given the opportunity to photograph with it for a few days. The representatives from Olympus were very excited and proud of this new telephoto zoom and after my time with it, I find it obvious why. Let’s start with the basics: this is a noticeably lightweight and compact lens, designed for Micro Four Thirds format cameras and
Doug Guerra tries the Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens using the Sony a7R IV. This Tamron lens offers a good balance of size, reach, and image quality for your full-frame, mirrorless Sony camera.