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Panasonic S1R

High-resolution L-mount full-frame from Panasonic..

Nikon D800E

36 megapixels in a compact full-frame DSLR..

Nikon D4

Nikon’s pro-body high speed low light wonder..

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Nikon’s finest 70-200 zoom as of 2017..

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4 ED VR and 70-200mm f/2.8 ED VR II

Which speed zoom for the Nikon D800/D800E?.

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon’s bread and butter telephoto zoom.

Sony A900

The 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 digital SLR is compared with Canon’ top-of-the-line 21.1MP EOS 1Ds Mark III. A field report including two comparisons with the Canon 1Ds Mark IIII, example images in color and black and white, and the Zeiss ZA 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar. Anti-Shake (SteadyShot) is assessed, as is noise behavior..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Ultra fast 200mm with gorgeous bokeh and high resolving power..

Special Report: Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF

Evaluates performance of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR on the Nikon D3. Comparison with the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF..

Pentax K-3 II (APS-C)

24-megapixel APS-C DSLR with SuperResolution true-color..

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Canon’s best-ever medium telephoto and with image stabilization..

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS .

Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS

Canon’s versatile super telephoto..

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron’s ultra wide to medium fast zoom..

Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Fastest 135mm lens yet, with ultra high performance..

Sigma Telephoto APO Macro Lenses: 150mm, 180mm

Sigma’s fast telephoto APO macro lenses..

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G VR

Nikon’s latest wide range zoom with vibration reduction and fixed f/4 aperture..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Versatile image-stabilized mid-range zoom..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G

Versatile autofocus wide angle..

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

State of the art design in a fast 85mm lens..

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 VR II

Does high price guarantee quality control and superb images?.

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

Compact and lightweight travel-friendly telephoto..

Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Relatively compact super-telephoto zoom..

Nikon Ultra Wide Zooms

Comparing Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR, 17-35mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, 18-35mm, 24-70mm f/2.8 along with Nikon 20mm f/3.5, 24mm f/2, 28mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4 AIS, and more..

Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS Super Telephoto

A review of Canon’s 800m f/5.6L IS super telephoto, with high performance that demands technical mastery to use well..

Canon 200mm f/2L IS USM

A review of Canon’s 200mm f/2L mini super telephoto. Not just for sports, it makes a great landscape lens..

Cameras and Examples

Infrared camera choices with examples.

Shooting Considerations

All about shooting in infrared..

Nikon Lenses

How Nikon-compatible lenses perform for infrared use..

Nikon Z7 Overview, Setup, General

Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..

Nikon Z7 IBIS and Focusing

Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony Alpha A7R III

Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..

Sony Alpha A7 II

Sensor stabilized 24MP full-frame..

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact normal lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM

Razor sharp medium telephoto with apodization filter..

Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar

Comapact ultra-wide zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless..

Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Wide angle to telephoto zoom with optical stabilization..

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS

Wide mid-range zoom targeted at video shooters..

Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS Vario-Tessar

Comapact mid-range zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Premiere telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS

Compact long range telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO

Super telephoto with superb bokeh and color correction..

Panasonic Leica Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH

Fast, bright and well corrected wide angle..

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH

Fast, bright and highly corrected medium telephoto..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Panasonic G-1 micro-4/3 camera

Panasonic G-1 especially compared to the Olympus E-P1. Intriguing results with RAW vs in-camera JPEG. RAW file included for your own analysis..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2

All-around slightly wide angle/normal with close focus..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-09-15 Demands on Lens Performance with the Sony A7R IV are More Pronounced than I had Anticipated

2019-08-23 Fujifilm GFX100 Sensor Stabilization (IBIS): Beware Destruction of Image Sharpness on a Tripod

2019-08-20 Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking Handheld with Sensor Stabilization (IBIS)

2019-08-19 How Good is Fujifilm GFX100 Sensor Stabilization? “Earth Shadow Rising Above Barcroft Research Station”, 1/10 Second Handheld

2019-05-16 Nikon Recalls Some Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 Cameras for Vibration Reduction Issues

2018

2018-10-31 Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Examples: Bishop Creek at Dusk, Handheld

2018-10-21 Nikon Z7: Validating Focus Accuracy, Exposure, Handheld with IBIS and Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 (Bishop Creek)

2018-10-11 Nikon Z7: Examples, Handheld with IBIS, Very Slow Shutter: Lundy Canyon (Various)

2018-10-10 Nikon Z7: Examples, Handheld with IBIS, Very Slow Shutter: Lundy Canyon (Zeiss Otus 28/1.4)

2018-10-09 Nikon Z7: Shooting Handheld with and Without IBIS

2018-10-08 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Examples Using IBIS, Conness Lakes Area

2018-10-03 Reader Comments: Nikon Z7 Focusing and IBIS vs Sony Mirrorless

2018-06-22 Sigma DG HSM Art Lenses Now Available for Sony Mirrorless

2017

2017-10-25 Sony Announces Sony Alpha A7R III

2017-07-23 Reader Comment: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED and Image Stabilization on a Tripod

2017-07-21 Sony A7R II Tripod Use: IBIS Damages Image Sharpness as it Always Has

2017-06-15 Shootout: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art vs Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR: Cerro Gordo Bunkhouse (Nikon D810)

2017-06-12 Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series @ 75mm: American Hotel, Cerro Gordo (Nikon D810)

2017-06-12 Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series @ 180mm: Rush Creek Waterfall (Nikon D810)

2017-06-11 Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series @ 95mm: Tailings Piles (Nikon D810)

2017-06-11 Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series @ 70mm: Tailings Piles (Nikon D810)

2017-05-18 Really Right Stuff LCF-11 Replacement Tripod Foot for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

2017-05-18 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series:Mosaic at 70mm, 130mm, 170mm

2017-05-18 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series: Yellow Bike at Night, White Truck at Night

2017-05-18 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series: Penetrating Power at Night, Tower

2017-05-18 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series: Bikes at Night, Rodin Burghers of Calais

2017-05-18 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series: 'The Claw' Fountain at Night

2017-05-16 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR: Focus Shift at Close Range @ 70mm, 130mm, 200mm

2017-05-14 Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Aperture Series: Calla Lillies

2017-05-10 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Shootout vs Nikon 70-200/2.8 FL ED VR vs Zeiss 135/2 APO-Sonnar

2017-04-19 Sony’s New α9 Camera Appears to Target the High-End Sport Shooter Market

2016

2016-10-19 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

2016-10-11 Shootout: Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED vs Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED: Beaver-Gnawed Dead Aspen

2016-09-19 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Major Improvements and New Features

2016-09-09 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Hall Natural Area at Dusk

2016-08-25 Sony A7R II IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod

2016-06-01 Reviewed: Nikon AF-S 200mm f/2G ED VR II

2016-05-09 Nikon 200mm f/2 VR: Examples at the Zoo

2016-05-05 Shipping: Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-56 G OSS

2016-04-27 Poking the Hornet’s Nest... Sony vs Fujifilm: Which is the Better Deal?

2016-04-05 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Powerhouse

2016-03-31 Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-56 G OSS

2016-02-17 Pentax K1: 36 Megapixels with Image Stabilization and Super Resolution Mode

2016-02-03 Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

2016-01-31 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Examples: Rain to Snow in Lundy Canyon, early November (Sony A7R II)

2016-01-16 Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Aperture Series at 500mm: Pomegranate

2016-01-12 Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Evaluated at 200mm, 340mm, 500mm

2015

2015-12-23 Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Aperture Series @ 70mm: Frosted Hillside (Nikon D810)

2015-12-22 Compared: Nikon 24mm f/1.8G vs 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR : Snowy White Mountain Road (Nikon D810)

2015-12-21 Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Aperture Series @ 38mm: Bristlecone and Earth Shadow at Dusk (Nikon D810)

2015-08-23 Sony In-Body-Image-Stabilization (IBIS) aka SteadyShot: Is There a Downside?

2015-08-22 Sony A7R II: Evaluating SteadyShot (IBIS) Handheld at 1/20 Second at 25mm

2015-08-21 Sony A7R II, Sony Lenses: Reader Comments

2015-08-08 Sony A7R II: Assessing IBIS at 280mm: Is Handheld Shooting at 42 Megapixels at 1/125 Second Viable?

2015-08-04 Readers Write on the Sony A7R II: is there a quality issue with the EVF?

2015-06-10 Announced: Sony RX10 Mark II, Sony RX100 Mark IV

2015-06-10 Announced: Sony A7R II with 42-Megapixel sensor, In-Body-Image-Stabilization, 4K Video

2015-05-24 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Caution: Sony SteadyShot Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod

2015-05-15 Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR: Aperture Series 'Oak Tree at Dusk'

2015-05-14 Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR: Aperture Series 'Oil Field Cogeneration Plant'

2015-05-13 Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR: Aperture Series 'Looped Oil Pipes'

2015-05-11 Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

2015-04-22 Pentax K3 II: Out-Innovating Nikon and Canon

2015-04-01 Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: Image Stabilization Aperture Series on Tripod, Showing Sharpness Damage

2015-04-01 Beware of Image Stabilization on a Tripod

2014

2014-12-28 Sony A7 II and Sony 55/1.8: Image Stabilization in Less Ideal Shooting Positions

2014-12-27 Sony A7 II and Sony 55/1.8: Assesssing Image Stabilization at 1/15 and 1/20 second, and 1/5 + 1/6 second

2014-11-25 Sony Image Stabilization and the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar

2014-11-21 Sony Image Stabilization

2013

2013-10-30 Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS Examples: Studying Image Stabilization

2013-10-09 Nikon D610 Makes Solid But Incremental Gains in Performance

2013-04-26 APS-C Emerges as “the new full frame quality” + the Sagging Momentum of Micro Four Thirds (m4/3)

2013-03-31 Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO-Macro DG HSM: Focusing and Image Stabilization

2013-03-24 APO.chromatic: + Sigma 180/2.8 APO Macro DG HSM + Sigma 150/2.8 APO Macro DG HSM + Leica 180/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R + Voigtlander 180/4 APO-Lanthar + Nikon 70-200/2.8G VR II

2013-03-22 Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR

2013-02-06 Shoot It While You Can

2012

2012-12-13 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Aperture Series (Church Door, Tiled Arch)

2012-12-13 Compared on D800: Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR vs Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

2012-12-12 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Aperture Series (Tower)

2012-12-12 Nikon 70-200/4: Torque on the Lens Mount vs 70-200/2.8

2012-12-11 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR — More Testing Comments

2012-12-11 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Distortion

2012-12-10 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Testing Comments

2012-12-08 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR: More Examples

2012-12-08 Comparison: Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2012-12-07 Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Examples

2012-12-06 Close Range Focal Length: Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR versus Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2012-12-05 Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G VR

2012-12-04 Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G VR

2012-11-09 Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

2012-10-15 An Open Letter to Sigma on the DP1 Merrill

2012-09-28 Thoughts on Mirrorless Cameras For Travel, Cycling, All Around Use

2012-07-11 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Image 5-axis Stabilization

2012-05-27 Nikon D4 with Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R (+ comments on Nikon 200/2 VR II)

2012-05-13 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II @ 70mm, 135mm

2012-05-12 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Nikon AF-D 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF vs Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

2012-05-10 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR Macro

2012-04-18 Nikon D800: AF-S Autofocus with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

2012-03-16 Reader Asks: Leica R 180/2 APO vs Nikon 200/2 VR II?

2012-02-14 Lens Performance: What Matters

2010

2010-11-29 Reviewed: Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4G VR

2010-11-25 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II sharpness

2010-11-13 Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR comments

2010-11-07 Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR comments

2010-10-12 Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G compared to AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

2010-05-09 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR

2010-05-01 Update: Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2010-04-29 Reviewed: Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2010-04-07 Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 reviewed against the 16-35mm f/4 VR

2010-03-25 New Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II

2010-03-18 Nikon bundle deal on D3x or D700 — save $700 through Mar 27

2010-03-10 Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR comparison

2010-02-19 Order the Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

2010-02-11 Bad lighting, Nikon D3s, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II

2010-02-09 Nikon’s new AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

2010-01-09 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar compared to Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G

2009

2009-12-28 Nikon 70-200/2.8G VR II flare examples

2009-12-27 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II — flare

2009-12-26 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II — sharpest aperture?

2009-12-26 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II — new examples on D3s

2009-12-26 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II good sample

2009-12-23 New sample of Nikon 70-200/2.8G VR II

2009-12-15 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II review updated

2009-12-14 Two serious issues in Nikon 70-200/2.8G VR II

2009-12-14 Reader comments on DAP, D3s, Nikon 70-200mm VR II

2009-12-12 Nikon D3s at ISO 1600, 3200 — wow!

2009-12-12 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II review published!

2009-12-10 Nikon 70-200/2.8G VR II bad sample

2009-12-07 Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II examples

2009-12-05 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2009-12-03 Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II in progress

2009-12-02 New Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II coming tomorrow

2009-11-25 New Nikon 70-200 VR II coming

2009-10-25 Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 IF-ED

2009-08-02 New AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

2009-01-05 How to carry a Nikon 200mm f/2 VR

2008

2008-10-15 Nikon 70-200 VR sharpness workaround

2008-09-03 Nikon 70-200VR Special Report

2008-08-24 Nikon 70-200 VR corner mush in the corners

2008-08-12 Puff piece — Rangefinder mag on the Nikon 24-70

2008-04-17 Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR on Nikon D3

2007

2007-08-04 Followup on AppleTV/Motorola DVR energy waste

2007-08-02 Apple TV and Motorola DVR power usage

2006

2006-07-11 Is the Nikon 18-200/f3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX zoom good enough?

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