Zeiss Touit Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras – First Look & Sample Photos

Events Featured Lenses Mirrorless Samples Zeiss

Zeiss held an event in New York City to let the photography media get some hands-on experience with their new Touit line of mirrorless camera lenses – and I was there! As stated in our Touit lens introduction, Zeiss is launching a series of prime lenses for Sony NEX and Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras. Citing […]

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Celebrate Film Photography Today!

Events Film Photography News

It’s Film Photography Day! Got a film camera laying around? Grab that sucker, load a roll of film and get analog!

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Samsung Announces NX300 Compact System Camera With Hybrid AF & Wi-Fi

2013 CES Events Featured Mirrorless News Samsung

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11, 2013, Samsung launched their NX300 to the press in New York City today. The latest in the NX series of compact, mirrorless digital cameras with interchangeable lenses, the NX300 updated the lightweight camera with a 3.3-inch AMOLED flip-up view screen from a 3-inch display […]

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Sony Digital Imaging Press Event – Sony A99, NEX-6 & RX1

Events Featured Mirrorless Sony

 I spent the last few days in San Francisco and Carmel, California sampling Sony’s latest high-end camera offerings. I’ve been playing with the Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera, the Sony Alpha A99 full-frame-DSLR and the Sony RX1 – the world’s first full-frame compact digital camera. Because of their creative, out-of-the-box camera design, Sony has been awarded […]

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Hands-On With The Fujifilm X100

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Fujifilm

 With the quality of zoom lenses these days, it’s hard for me to get excited about a camera with a fixed, prime lens – especially one that sells for $1200. That’s one of the main reasons I pooh-poohed the Fujifilm X100 digital rangefinder, even while other photographers were raving about it. I know it’s got […]

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Hoodman Raw Steel – The Best SD Card On The Planet?

2011 PhotoPlus Accessory Reviews Digital Storage Events Featured Memory Cards Videos

 A few weeks ago I attended a Leica Akademie workshop (my Leica Akademie M9 workshop article) and was shown Hoodman’s very impressive Raw Steel “ruggedized” SDHC memory cards. I’ve always thought SD memory cards seemed pretty flimsy and when I got to see a standard SD card and a Hoodman Raw Steel SD card taken […]

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Joby GorillaPod And New GorillaPod Micro At PhotoPlus

2011 PhotoPlus Events Featured News Photography Tips Tripods

 I visited with Joby at the annual PhotoPlus Expo this year. In case you don’t know, Joby makes the gorillapod – a line of funky, Gumby-like, ball-joint mini-tripods. The original GorillaPod was a tiny bendy tripod for pocket point-and-shoot cameras. But over the past few years they’ve expanded to cover support for digital SLRs, iPhones, […]

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Sony NEX-5N – First Impressions

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Mirrorless Sony

 Since their introduction in spring of 2010, the Sony Alpha NEX mirrorless cameras have become very popular with both serious photographers who want a high-performance compact camera, and casual photographers who like the smaller size and ease-of-use. I hadn’t seen the latest NEX cameras in person so I made it a point to take a […]

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The Leica X1 – Lustworthy

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Leica Point and Shoot

 In spite of its $2000 price tag and fixed prime lens, the Leica X1 is still 100% lust worthy. I wouldn’t mind finding one in my Christmas stocking, Santa. The Leica X1 is a (very) high-end compact camera with a Leica Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 lens and a big 12-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The 24mm lens […]

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 HSM Zoom Lens – A Closer Look

2011 PhotoPlus Accessory Reviews Events Featured Lenses Sigma

 Over the years, in their various incarnations, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lenses have been among the most popular lenses on PhotographyREVIEW.com. It seems like there’s always a Sigma 24-70mm in the top five lenses list on the Home page. That means more people are looking at our Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens review pages […]

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New Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Lens At PhotoPlus

2011 PhotoPlus Events Featured Lenses News Zeiss

 You probably won’t be getting one of these tasty new $1700 Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 lenses for Christmas (or Hanukah, Kwanza, Festivus or even your birthday). But you very well might be scheming to buy one for yourself. Zeiss lenses are known for snappy contrast, super accurate color and wonderful manual focus feel. They’re especially popular […]

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Why You Should Buy The Nikon D5100

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Lenses Nikon

 Last week I wrote an article entitled, “Why You should buy the Canon EOS Rebel T3i.” I’m sure a lot of readers took that to mean I had a Canon bias. That is not at all the case. Really, that article was about why you should buy a cheaper camera and use your money for […]

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Hands-On With The Ricoh GXR Modular Digital Camera

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Leica Mirrorless Point and Shoot Ricoh

 I visited with Ricoh at the PhotoPlus Expo in October and had my first opportunity to check out their unique GXR modular compact camera. It’s one of the most interesting – and most expensive – compact cameras on the market. You buy the body and “Camera Unit” separately. The Camera Unit contains the lens and […]

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Hands-On With The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR 30x Superzoom

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Events Featured Fujifilm Point and Shoot

 The first booth I visited at PhotoPlus this year was Fujifilm. I wanted to check out their new X10 premium compact camera and the X100 digital rangefinder. I also wanted to get caught up on their compact cameras. One of the cameras they had on display was the FinePix HS20 EXR superzoom. It’s a very […]

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Hot Pocket – Canon PowerShot S100 Camera

2011 PhotoPlus Camera Reviews Canon Events Featured Point and Shoot

One of the surprises for me at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo was the Canon PowerShot S100 – specifically, the silver model. The S100 packs a lot of features into a body that comfortably fits in your pants pocket. It’s a Canon HS System camera with a large 1/1.7-inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, 24-120mm f/2.0-5.9 zoom lens […]

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