Hypnotic Photos, Gigantic Lens: Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L Review

Extreme telephotos aren’t easy to find. A reach like 800mm was just a dream when full frame mirrorless cameras first started trickling out. But the new Canon RF 800mm f5.6 L IS USM changes that, bringing a big reach to the eye-AF-equipped bodies like the EOS R3. If the reach doesn’t impress, the stabilization will. With 4.5 stops of stabilization, it’s possible to actually make photographs with this giant lens handheld.

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How a Flash Fixes Your Old Camera’s Bad Performance

When this was typed into our site’s search engine, I immediately became excited. Yes, a flash can fix almost any sort of bad performance with a camera. Lots of new photographers are leery of flash, so they only use constant light and neons. But you can add much more to a scene using a flash. It’s easy to do, and there’s no need for excessive post-production either. Let’s dive into this.

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Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro Review: This Is Beautiful

While many 1:2 lenses are labeled macro, photography purists consider only lenses with life-size reproduction capability worthy of the macro title. The Laowa 90mm f2.8 2x Ultra Macro is one of the few lenses to double that, getting in twice as close as the standard macro lens. That’s enough to capture details you can’t see with the naked eye, like pollen clinging to a bug’s feet.

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TTArtisan 28mm F5.6 Review. Better Build Quality Than Leica?

“Wow, did it just dent the floor?” is what my buddy said to me on a phone call when I dropped the lens cap for the new TTArtisan 28mm f5.6 lens in my office. When TTArtisan announced their 28mm f5.6 lens for Leica M mount, I thought it was just a copy of the Leica variant I adore. But when I actually held it (and dropped the lens cap) I realized something more. The TTArtisan 28mm f5.6 lens is built significantly more solid but has similar image quality. And one of the coolest things about this lens is that you’ll want to use it in black and white mode all the time.

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Canon EOS R7 Review. One of the Best Cameras This Year

Let me tell you, I’m blown away! You couldn’t get me to believe that Canon would make such a great APS-C camera for such a cheap price. Bird photographers, wildlife photographers, sports photographers and more are bound to really like it. What’s more, if you shoot Canon RF cameras in the full-frame segment, you’re bound to want this as it’s very capable. We tested the Canon EOS R7 for a while, and here’s what we think.

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The Canon EOS R7 at ISO 12,800 Is Fantastic

We’re currently working on our Canon EOS R7 review, and we’re finding some incredibly fascinating things about this camera. Something really surprising us is the high ISO output from this 32.5MP APS-C sensor. We’ve been testing the camera for sports and wildlife photography. And what’s truly amazing us is how it performs at high ISOs. In fact, at ISO 12,800, it’s surprisingly clean.

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We All Need Some Lensbaby Magic in Our Camera Bag

Critical focus is the plague of this decade. I look at myself sometimes and I am ashamed. The first thing I do with any new piece of gear the second I put my hands on it is shoot a frame and punch in to see all the details, all those glorious megapixels. Manufacturers drove the conversation there, and we followed: how many focusing points, how fast can it detect an eye, a car, or a squirrel behind the bushes. How many super ED mega corrected glass elements? Let us zoom in and check if the iris is tack sharp and not the eyelashes. Regardless of your genre or photography background, if you have been doing this long enough, you are bound to get bored at some point. That’s why I’ve been getting into Lensbaby products.

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Laowa 25mm F0.95 Review: Beautiful Bokeh of Your Dreams

I truly believe that the Micro Four Thirds format is host to some of the most fascinating lenses out there. It’s also the oldest mirrorless camera system besides the Leica M. Lots of third party lenses, like the Laowa 25mm f0.95, help give it desirable flavor. Compared to Voigtlander’s competitor, more photographers might want to reach for the Laowa optic instead. Besides the beautiful lens character and affordable price, photographers will adore the Apochromatic lens element and all it does.

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3 APS-C Camera Lenses with Professional Level Image Quality

The statement for years was that APS-C cameras and lenses can’t produce professional results. And even though some photographers still think that way, it’s been long debunked. APS-C camera lenses have improved in the same way that the camera sensors and processors have. So if you want better quality from your APS-C camera, then consider these lenses. We spent a lot of time reviewing these and we think you’ll like them.

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Panasonic GH6 Review: Amazing Video, But That’s It

Five years after the launch of the GH5, the Panasonic GH6 arrived in a hail of video features. But, while the Micro Four Thirds camera has a long list of options for videographers, Panasonic dubs the GH6 as a hybrid for shooting multiple media types. Besides the 5.7K video, the sensor was upgraded to the highest resolution of any Micro Four Thirds camera yet (25.2MP). Meanwhile, to reduce noise, Panasonic introduced something called Dynamic Range Boost.

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3 Affordable Macro Lenses Photographers Love

If you’re looking for affordable macro lenses, you’re in the right spot. Want to shoot photos of your food? What about the watches you’ve collected? Well, know that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get the beautiful photos you’re looking for. Dive in with us; this roundup will help you find what you need.

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The Best Cameras Under $1,200 New Photographers Will Love

There’s nothing like falling in love with photography. Lots of people know they don’t need a camera, but buying one is part of acknowledging your passion and love for photography. But do keep in mind that it’s an expensive hobby. So we’re rounding up the best cameras under $1,200 to get into photography with. There are lots more on the market, but these are the best ones out there.

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5 Lightweight Lenses for Landscape Photography Every Photographer Will Love

If you’ve ever had to hike up a mountain, you probably really appreciated the challenge of climbing with a camera around you. Besides having the right shoes, having less weight also means a huge difference. But when you finally get to the top, you should have the right camera gear to document it. Most lenses for landscape photography tend to be a bit heavier. But we’ve tested the best lightweight lenses for landscape photography. Here’s a selection of lenses we really adore.

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Sony Has New Firmware Updates, But Are They Behind the Rest?

Despite Sony’s autofocus being incredibly good, it’s been showing its age. It’s still fantastic, but time hasn’t been kind to Sony, comparatively speaking. Today, Sony is issuing firmware updates for its a1 and a7s III cameras. And while those update are important, we test a lot of cameras and are scratching our heads a bit at what’s happening here.

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The Best Lightweight Lenses for Wildlife Photography You’ll Enjoy

There’s something inherently romantic about waking up super early to photograph animals as they start their day. Having the right lenses for wildlife photography is a big part of that. Here in America, we’re about to set sail into summer. Are you as excited as we are to go photograph wildlife? Well, to prepare, we’re recommending some of the best lightweight lenses for wildlife photography. Dive into this list with us!

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The Father’s Day Gift for Photographers Who Shoot Sony

Father’s Day isn’t too far away! And if you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift for photographers, you’re in the right spot for ideas. Specifically, if your father figure is a Sony shooter, they’re going to love one of these gifts. Sometimes the best gift for a dad right after some difficult times in the world is a new lens. Help your dad go out there and make some new memories. Choose a Father’s Day gift for photographers from our list below!

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Canon RF 100mm Macro Review: This Is the Magic Photographers Need

Modern camera lenses work very hard to fight imperfections, adding elements to correct chromatic aberration, spherical aberration, and a host of other issues. Ironically, at the same time, software programs are embracing classically inspired presets and adding things like digital flare. If there’s a happy medium to this old school-new school tug of war, it’s the Canon RF 100mm Macro. This lens, formally titled the Canon RF 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM, includes a Spherical Aberration Control Ring. Using this ring, photographers can add some slight edge softness or softness across the frame (as if using a mist filter).

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Autel Evo Lite+ Review: Fantastic Flight Time, Magic Photos

Drones are typically daylight flyers. The smaller sensors mixed with laws restricting nighttime flights meant consumer drones were grounded at night. But, the Federal Aviation Administration laws eased up last year, allowing night flights with a proper certificate and visibility lights. Of course, that doesn’t mean much if consumer drones aren’t capable of taking photos at night. That’s why Autel made two versions of its new mid-sized consumer drone: the Autel Evo Lite+ and the Evo Lite.

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Sony 11mm F1.8 Review: Pack Light, Take Big Photos

The Sony 11mm f1.8 lens was arguably needed for a while. It’s weather-resistant, has a fast aperture, and is lightweight. What more could you ask for? Of course we could demand higher image quality. And that’s perhaps where I wonder about this lens. Make no mistake, it exhibits good image quality. But whenever I think I see something good from Sony, they go and outdo themselves. So, I wonder how Sony could’ve make this non G-series or G Master lens even better.

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