Black-and-white photography and the name Leica have a synergy unlike any other medium and camera company, which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Leica has introduced its fourth camera in eight years to wear the Monochrom nameplate. What is interesting is that with the introduction of the new Leica Q2 Monochrom, Leica has expanded the Monochrom brand beyond its fabled M-series bodies to now include Leica’s popular Q-series
Sigma has added a short telephoto macro to its Art lens lineup: the 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens. The new lens offers 1:1, life-size rendering, a handful of manual controls, and the exacting sharpness that has become synonymous with Sigma Art glass. Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, it is available in E-mount for Sony cameras and L-
Our video team tests the Godox RGB Mini Creative M1 in various cinematic lighting setups. This lightweight and compact LED light boasts 2500 to 8500K variable color temperature, RGB mode with 360 colors, full 0 to 100% dimming, CRI of 97, 15 effects, 40 presets, Music Mode, and more. Would you add this to your lighting setup?
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Another day, another camera. The past few months have been absolutely mind-blowing when it comes to the frequency and quality of camera releases. Now, we have the Panasonic S5 to check out. Arguably the "entry-level" of Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless lineup, the S5 is a step up from the true beginner's feature set—and budget, the reason being that it boasts a full-frame sensor capable of 10-bit 4K 60p video in a body that is
In the early and mid-1970s, I often prowled the various neighborhoods of my native Brooklyn with my camera in tow. Coney Island was one of my favorite haunts and, despite the fact Coney wasn’t the safest of places at the time, I managed to wander the boardwalk and alleyways with a 4 x 5 field camera and a bag of Nikons slung over my shoulder without incident.
In a bid to lower my visual profile—and maybe shake up my shooting habits in the process—I started looking for a camera that was smaller and stealthier than the gear I was currently using
The first thing I noticed when unboxing the Trailblazer T40D Daylight LED Light was how compact Genaray’s newest light is. Slightly larger than a travel mug and weighing just over a pound, it is about as “everyday carry” as a stand-mountable light can be. It comes with a dedicated carrying case, but you can just as easily toss it into a backpack or camera bag to consolidate space if you are hiking or biking to your location
The Sony a7S III is finally here! The newest Sony camera features a brand-new back side-illuminated 12.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor that delivers vibrant, yet natural colors, fast autofocus for photo and video, internal 4K 10-bit video up to 120 fps, touch focus in every mode, 5.5 stops of image stabilization, passive heat management, and much more! Doug Guerra takes the Sony a7S III out for a real-world test in various conditions,
How do you make one of the most refined camera systems even better? Up the resolution, of course. For a camera system maker that thrives on minimalism, the launch of the M10-R is exactly what you'd expect from Leica: one strong and meaningful update without touching anything else. While I can argue that this is exactly the reason why Leica does camera updates right, I also wonder, is it enough? Does just bumping up the M10's resolution
Doug Guerra tests the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E, out in the real world. This versatile lens is perfect for outdoor photography, having a wide focal length of 28mm and a telephoto focal length of 200mm.
Learn more about the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens at B&H Explora.
Few camera lenses helped to define a brand name more than Nikon’s NIKKOR 105mm f/2.5. Produced from 1959 to 2005, this portrait lens underwent five updates during the course of its production run, including a complete makeover, in 1977. Considered by many photographers to be one of the sweetest portrait lenses ever made, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn it was the very lens used by Steve McCurry when he photographed the legendary “Afghan Girl” cover for National Geographic magazine.
Photographs © Allan Weitz 2020
Based on Nikon’s 10.5cm f/2
Wide-angle field of view, compact design, impressively sharp: If I could distill this review of the new FUJIFILM GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR lens into a few select points, that would be it. Luckily, though, I can talk a bit more about FUJIFILM's newest lens for its mirrorless medium format camera systems. Following in the footsteps of the 63mm f/2.8 and 45mm f/2.8 lenses, the new 30mm f/3.5 is the third in this series of simple and versatile prime lens
It's 2020 and full-frame imaging is now part of the norm. It seems as though up until not too long ago, full frame was a rare and exotic bird, but now is among the most common and expected technologies for a high-end, even middle-of-the-road, camera to have. With full-frame sensors now being a mature feature of sorts, I thought it would be a good time to take stock and see exactly how wide-ranging this sensor size really is—what are the current full-frame cameras available and what are some of the unique features each brings to the table?
Over the years, I’ve dabbled with many cameras and many film formats. I’ve used pretty much everything from 8 x 10" view cameras to half-frame 35mm cameras and ended up settling on 6 x 7 for the majority of my work. Somehow, though, after all of this time, I managed to skip the 645 format entirely. I didn’t do this intentionally; it just never seemed to fall into place. The cameras and lenses are larger than those for 35mm, but the film format is smaller than 6 x 7. It’s either a happy medium or an awkward compromise, depending on how you look