One of the first things people should understand about my work and me is that I’m proud to be from the old school. That being said, I think I’ve done a good job of keeping up with the daily bombardment of new technology.
Like many of my contemporaries, I have been overwhelmed with the changes that have taken place in our industry. Obviously, the equipment has gone through a tremendous evolution.... READ MORE
Canon’s attractive new PowerShot G7 X is an enthusiast-aimed, point-and-shoot camera that has what it takes to appeal to advanced users. Compact and... READ MORE
Introducing the longest lens yet in Rokinon's array of full-frame manual focus prime lenses, this CES season sees the announcement of the 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens. With the exception of a few T-mount and mirror lenses, this 135mm telephoto is the first lens to exceed the 100mm mark in the... READ MORE
Champion of the wide-angle prime, Samyang is lengthening its vision with the announcement of the 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC lens. One of the most prized short telephoto focal lengths, this full-frame lens features a fast f/2.0 maximum aperture that aids in extensive control over depth of field, as well as enhancing working in... READ MORE
This week in the news: Rested, relaxed, ready! Were you missing The Gear Review? Was your Friday feeling empty and incomplete? Well, you can stop worrying, The Gear Review just had a long, restful holiday!
Want to know how the electronics/photo market works? Well, there is a lot of new product that comes out in the months leading up to the holiday but, while The Gear Review is out at the pool in... READ MORE
In what one journalist characterized as “the big tease,” the Pentax division of Ricoh is showing an impressive array of prototype “concept cameras and lenses” at the 2015 CES Show in Las Vegas, but you can only peer at them longingly through the thick Plexiglas enclosures. No tech specs were provided, but it was pretty clear that the two impressively long lenses were long-range telephoto K-mount... READ MORE
The new Theta m15 Spherical Digital Camera from Ricoh looks almost exactly like the original ultra-compact dual-lens model, but it can now shoot Full HD 1080p video at 15 fps. Ricoh’s latest iteration of its ingenious 360-degree camera that automatically stitches... READ MORE
With a longer, more powerful zoom (50x) than its predecessors, this long-range, all-in-one point-and-shoot gains versatility—and Canon claims its outstanding optical performance has been maintained. The... READ MORE
Nikon’s cool new D5500 is one of the highlights of the big CES show in Las Vegas, and it’s even more compact and somewhat lighter than its predecessor, the very successful and much admired D5300. It... READ MORE
The popular Davis & Sanford ultra-compact tripod, with legs that swivel back 180 degrees for more compact storage, has had a few iterations in aluminum but it’s now available in carbon fiber, making it even lighter, stronger, and easier to handle. Designed to accommodate DSLR, mirrorless, and point-and-shoot cameras, this four-section tripod folds to 18.5" for optimal storage and transport,... READ MORE
Functional, fast, and flexible are all accurate descriptors for Nikon's trio of announcements, which comprise the D5500 DSLR, AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, and AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens. The D5500 succeeds 2013's D5300, and brings with it a new 3.2" vari-angle touchscreen, increased sensitivity to... READ MORE
Fujifilm has kicked off 2015 with the release of a very impressive zoom lens for the X-mount series of mirrorless cameras. With its fast, constant maximum aperture and weather-sealed barrel, the XF 16-55mm f/... READ MORE
The start of CES saw Panasonic updating its Lumix DMC point-and-shoot lineup with five new cameras, including three long-zoom cameras and two tough cameras.
The longest reaching camera in this list is the... READ MORE
Updating a variety of its PowerShot digital cameras, Canon has introduced five new SX and ELPH-series compact cameras that share a focus on connectivity, image quality, and zoom reach. Complementing these new models is the introduction of the unique Connect Station CS100; a tap-to-transfer storage device that permits wireless backup and storage of photos and movies. Finally, Canon is also... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, introduces the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm PRO Lens, a weather-sealed 80-300mm equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This video covers the lens’s superb optical design with multiple aspherical and ED elements, as... READ MORE