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Nikon Df

Full-frame 16 megapixel Retro Style DSLR..

Canon EOS 1D X

18 megapixel big black brick, Canon’s top of the line DSLR..

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..

Nikon D3x 24.4-megapixel DSLR review

Includes: D3x resolution comparisons (res chart) with Nikon D3, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, resolution comparison on outdoor shot with Nikon D3, large examples, large wildlife examples, Nikon 200mm f/2 VR on D3x, long exposure noise ISO series, D3x sensitivity on diffraction, D3x dynamic range at ISO 100 vs ISO 50, D3x vs D3 color and noise..

Noise ×4: Nikon D3x, Nikon D3, Canon 5D Mark II, & Canon 1Ds Mark III

Noise performance of early 2009’ premier digital SLRs. ISOs from 50 through 25600, dark area noise, noise reduction effects, noise versus resolution. Can more smaller pixels beat fewer large ones?.

Pentax K-1

36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..

Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 77mm f/1.8

Full frame medium telephoto..

Pentax K-3 II (APS-C)

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

Pentax K-3 (APS-C)

23-megapixel APS-C DSLR with an unusual feature set..

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..

Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon’s classic-design manual focus moderate wide angle..

Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.2

An ultra-fast older design still offers appeal on modern digital..

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

Relatively compact super-telephoto zoom..

Nikon Z7

Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

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 A7R

Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..

Sony Alpha A7 II

Sensor stabilized 24MP full-frame..

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon ZA

Fast and gorgeous moderate wide angle Zeiss design..

Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact moderate wide angle for Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact normal lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Top-grade medium telephoto..

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

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

Ricoh GXR with A12 Mount for Leica M Lenses.

Use Leica M lenses on a digital back designed for them..

Fujifilm Finepix X100

The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.

Nikon Coolpix A

Fixed 28mm lens with APS-C sensor free of anti-aliasing blur with wonderful color..

Ricoh GR

Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..

Sony DSC-RX10 III

Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and wide range zoom..

The Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Format

General things to know about Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds..

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

Super telephoto with superb bokeh and color correction..

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..

Olympus E-P1 micro-4/3 camera

Great image quality, but....

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..

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..

Sony Alpha A6000

Value camera: 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with EVF and vibration-free shutter..

Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for Sony NEX

Moderate wide angle for Sony NEX..

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar

Normal lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..

Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8M

Moderate telephoto macro lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X. Useful on full frame too!.

Leica X Vario

Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..

Overview of Sigma Foveon Sensor cameras

Foveon X3 true-color sensor for outstanding resolution..

Sigma dp Quattro Cameras

Mid-2014 models with newly designed 3-layer APS-C sensor..

Sigma DP-2 with Foveon X3 sensor

[Archive] Sigma DP-2 with the amazing Foveon X3 sensor (original, LOW RES camera, not a Merrill)..

Fujifilm GFX 50s

Fujifilm skips full-frame to go from APS-C to to medium format..

Adapting Other Lenses to Fujifilm GFX

Adapting lenses delivers degraded results in most cases..

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR

High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3..

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4

18mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5

25mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5

37mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2

Medium format telephoto lens, 74mm equivalent..

Pentax 645D 40-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

A price/performance breakthrough?.

Pentax 645Z Overall

50-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR with Live View.

Pentax 645 Lenses (645D tests)

A variety of 645 lens tests on the 645D.

Hasselblad H4D 50 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?.

Leica S2 37.5 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?.

Zeiss LensSpire Articles

Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..

Filters

Filter know-how and spectral transmission..

Misc Reviews

Miscellaneous reviews..

Ask Lloyd Chambers

Questions and answers on photography and computers and more..

Photo Tips

Photography Hints and Tips..

Leica S2 37.5 Medium Format DSLR

Leica S2 37.5 megapixel DSLR and its lenses..

Nikon D200 vs D2x

Vintage 2006 comparative review of Nikon D200 vs Nikon D2x..

Leica M10

Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..

Leica M Typ 240 Usability Issues

Specific issues affecting usability..

Leica M Monochrom (original)

Ultimate resolution in black and white..

Leica SL Typ 601

24-megapixel interchangeable lenses, high-res EVF..

Leica Q (Typ 116)

24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..

M9: User’s Guide and Review

High resolution digital rangefinder.

Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

The world’s best 50mm lens is outstanding, but with some limits..

Shooting Leica R Lenses on Leica M

General discussion of R lenses on M..

Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R ASPH

Compact lens for portraiture or similar..

Leica 100mm f/2.8 APO-Macro-Elmarit-R

Superb all-around macro and general-purpose lens..

Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..

Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R

Compact and ultra high performance long telephoto..

Zeiss ZM 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar

Compact high performance medium telephoto..

ALLVIEW Cameras

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Terrific backup bodies or even primary body for M-mount lenses..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

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)

2018-09-26 Leica S3 Medium Format: an Updated Dinosaur

2017

2017-12-27 Reader Comment: Sony Flash System

2017-12-08 First Impressions Operating the Sony A7R III

2017-10-17 Reader Comment: D850 Negative Behavior with Shutter Vibration

2017-08-29 Hasselblad X1D Firmware Update Adds Electronic Shutter Option, Spot Focus Points

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Silent Photography at up to 6 FPS Using Electronic Shutter

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Time Lapse is a Breakthrough for Nikon DSLRs... First Solid 8K Support?

2017-08-10 Fujifilm GFX 50s Firmware Update Might Degrade Focusing by Stopping Down?

2017-05-25 Sony A9: Pattern/Banding Noise at ISO 100 (plus reader comments)

2017-05-24 Sony A9 Arriving

2017-05-03 Fujifilm GFX: Blur and Image Deformation with Fully Electronic Shutter

2017-04-30 Aurora Aperture Neutral Density Filters: 6, 12, 16 Stops with Excellent Neutrality

2017-04-25 First 3rd-Party Lenses for Fujifilm GFX are High Speed Primes from Mitakon Zhongyi

2017-04-24 Is the Fujifilm GFX Suitable as a Digital Back?

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

2017-02-25 Button Enhancement for Sony Mirrorless Cameras

2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D “no electronic shutter” vs Fujifilm GFX Shutter Modes

2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Medium Format vs Nikon D810 and Future Nikon

2017-01-30 Reader Question: Hasselblad X1D Leaf Shutter and Fill Flash (and Ricoh GR)

2017-01-18 Fujifilm GFX 50 Megapixel Medium Format Announced: Hi-Res Display Wonder (EVF, Rear LCD, Top Panel)

2017-01-11 Hasselblad X1D-50C or Fujifilm GFX?

2017-01-07 Reader Question: Sensor Pixel Density, Oversampling

2017-01-06 Reader Comment: Sony Shutter Warning an “absurd behavior for a camera that bills itself as a professional camera”

2016

2016-10-18 The Sinar Leica S Mirrorless Camera

2016-09-20 Fujifilm GFX 50S: Reader Comments/Questions

2016-09-20 Pentax to Add EFC Shutter to Pentax K1 for Single Exposures via Firmware Update

2016-09-19 Fujifilm GFX 50S Disrupts the Medium Format (and 35mm) Marketplace

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

2016-09-19 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Sport Shooter’s Dream?

2016-09-19 Thoughts on the Fujifilm GFX 50S

2016-07-01 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Reader Comments

2016-06-22 Hasselblad X1D-50C: 50-Megapixel Mirrorless Medium Format

2016-05-17 PENTAX SMCP-FA FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Aperture Series: Mosaic (Pentax K1 SuperRes)

2016-05-15 Pentax K1: Assessing Shutter Vibration

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

2016-02-29 CONFIRMED: Pentax K1 DOES NOT have an Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter)

2016-02-29 Sigma SD Quattro Mirrorless Cameras

2016-02-24 Pentax K3 II: Does it Have an Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter)? what about K1?

2016-01-23 Reflecting on the Ricoh GR

2016-01-03 100 Megapixels: Phase One Ships Its XF 100MP Camera System

2015

2015-10-22 Leica SL Typ 601: Lacks EFC Shutter

2015-10-20 Leica SL Typ 601 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System: the Logical Joining of DSLR and Mirrorless

2015-09-15 Sony A7R II: Other Areas That Need Attention via Firmware Update

2015-08-07 Sony A7R II: Assessing Shutter Vibration with the Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter) at 280mm

2015-07-06 Sony A7R II with Otus and other Lenses

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

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

2015-05-18 Reader Experience and Concerns: Sony Service and Reliability

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

2015-03-27 Reader Comments: Sony File Format

2015-02-09 Nikon D810a ('a' for Astrophotography)

2015-02-06 Canon’s EOS 5DS/R: Has Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter) for ZERO Vibration Exposures

2015-02-05 Canon’s 50 Megapixel Leap: EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R

2015-01-12 Reader Questions: Fujifilm X system, Sony A7x Discounting and 4K Video, Arca Swiss Cube Geared Head

2014

2014-11-21 Sony Image Stabilization

2014-07-24 A conversation with Ming Thein on the Pentax 645Z and Nikon D810 and More

2014-07-22 Reader Comments: D810 Review, Lenses, etc

2014-07-20 Nikon D810 Image Quality

2014-07-16 Nikon D810 About to Ship

2014-07-12 Pentax 645z: Shutter Vibration / Shutter Shock Analysis at 90mm

2014-07-12 Sony A7s vs A7R

2014-06-25 Nikon Announces D810

2014-06-25 Nikon D810 Leaked Specs: Improved Sensor, EFC Shutter

2014-05-15 Pentax 645z: Hitting the Bullseye on Which Target?

2014-04-30 Sony A6000 Comments

2014-04-24 Leica T System: Quick Comments

2014-04-17 Pentax 645Z: Does Not Have EFC Shutter (Electronic First Curtain)

2014-04-16 Sony A7R: A Practical Effort to Mitigate Shutter Vibration at 90mm

2014-04-14 Pentax 645Z 51-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR, 13 Pentax Lenses Now Avail in USA

2014-04-14 Sony A7R: Is Shutter Vibration an Issue at 50mm?

2014-04-07 Reader Comment: 14.75MP True-Color Sigma DP Merrill vs 36MP Sony A7R

2014-03-31 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Now Supports Electronic First Curtain (EFC) Shutter

2014-03-25 Sony CMOS 44 X 33mm Medium Format Sensor: Coming to a new Sony Camera?

2014-03-19 Sony Firmware Update for A7, A7R (ILCE)

2014-03-10 Trade-in an old Junker Camera for $300 at B&H Towards Sony A7/A7R

2014-03-05 Sony A7 / A7R: Light leak

2014-02-15 Readers Comment on the Sony A7 / A7R

2014-02-10 Sigma dp2 Quattro

2014-02-03 Guide to Leica: M240 Shutter Vibration with Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R (used with R-Adapter M)

2014-02-02 Photographers Ask Sony to Address the A7R Shutter Vibration Issue (Update)

2014-01-23 Photographers Ask Sony to Address the A7R Shutter Vibration Issue

2014-01-22 Sony Mirrorless: Will the Concepts Carry Forward?

2014-01-21 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Mitigation Strategies

2014-01-16 Update on Sony A7R Shutter Vibration

2013

2013-12-24 Reader Comment on Sony A7R Shutter Vibration

2013-12-23 Sony A7R and Sorbothane Bumper with Zeiss Otus

2013-12-22 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Does Adding Mass (weight) Help?

2013-12-21 Sony A7R vs Sony A7

2013-12-21 Supporting the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon on the Sony A7R

2013-12-20 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Can it Be Mitigated by Sony via Firmware Behavioral Change?

2013-12-20 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Studio Assessment with 55m f/1.8 Sonnar

2013-12-20 Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar on Sony A7R Aperture Series (Red Barn) and Shutter Vibration at 55mm

2013-12-15 Sony A7R: Shutter Vibration at 180mm in Portrait Orientation

2013-12-11 Sony A7R vs A7: Shutter Vibration at 280mm

2013-12-11 Sony A7R: Shutter Vibration at 135mm

2013-12-11 Sony A7R: Shutter Vibration at 180mm

2013-12-06 Sony A7R: “Handheld Contradiction?”

2013-12-03 Sony A7R + 35/2.8: Arrives Tomorrow

2013-12-01 Sony A7R: Lens Support and Lens Mount Torque with Adapted Lenses (Sag, Warp Potential, Shutter Vibration)

2013-10-25 Leica M240: Shutter Vibration Appears to Damage Image Sharpness

2013-10-14 Sony Full-Frame A7 and A7r Tomorrow?

2013-09-24 The Perfect Camera for the 80% Case

2013-09-18 A Full-Frame Sony NEX Soon? And Maybe a Surprise?

2013-08-09 Determining Shutter Actuations for Digital Cameras

2013-07-19 Reader Comment on Ricoh GR: Leaf Shutter In Lens and ND Filter + Vision & Autofocus

2013-07-19 Reader Comment on Ricoh GR: Leaf Shutter In Lens and ND Filter + Vision & Autofocus

2013-07-19 Ricoh GR: Flash Sync and Shutter Speeds, Leaf Shutter

2013-07-14 Leica M Typ 240 Usability

2013-05-10 Sony NEX-7 Autofocus Insanity

2013-01-16 Panasonic GH3: Stymied with 1 Second Shutter Speed Limit

2012

2012-12-12 Sony RX1 24-Megapixel Ultra-Compact Full-Frame Camera

2012-10-06 Sony RX1 24-Megapixel Ultra-Compact Full-Frame Camera

2012-07-18 Panasonic Lumix G5 Micro 4/3 Camera

2012-05-10 Leica M Monochrom — 18-Megapixel Monochrome Sensor

2012-03-25 Canon 5D Mark III First Impressions + Reader Comments

2012-01-06 Sony NEX-7: Remote Commander for Alpha Series & NEX Cameras

2011

2011-12-21 Vello Wireless Shutter Remote for Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc

2011-06-10 Open Letter to Leica — 10 Ways To Improve the M9 Rangefinder

2011-05-19 Fuji Finepix X100 Shutter Speed And Aperture Image Degradation

2008

2008-08-09 Shutterbug review of Nikon PC-E 45/2.8

2008-07-27 D700/D3 mass vs shutter speed

2006

2006-09-10 Determining shutter actuations on a digital SLR

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