Panasonic S Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 Field Test: Supreme Image Quality… for a Price

In early November, Panasonic announced that a 70-200mm f/2.8 for the L-mount was coming soon. The lens represents, which comes in at a hefty $2,597.99, is a major step closer to completing the holy-trinity lineup for their S series cameras. Additionally, Panasonic says that this lens will offer 7 stops of stabilization on the S-Line […]

Panasonic S Pro 16-35mm f/4 Review: The S-Line’s Long-Awaited Wide Angle

In early November, Panasonic announced that they would be releasing a 16-35mm f/4. Ever since Panasonic released the S1 and S1R, people have been asking about a wide angle lens, especially with the availability of a high-res mode in both cameras (96MP in the S1, 187MP in the S1R) making them a great camera for […]

Mirrorless 24-70mm Shootout: Which Lens Wins in Sharpness vs Expense?

It took a little while, but we finally have the “desert island” 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for every major full-frame mirrorless system on the market, with some lovely crossover as well thanks to the L-Mount Alliance and Sigma’s continued support of E-mount. Though RF and Nikon Z are a bit on their own at present, E-Mount […]

This Bronica Camera Shoots Vertical Images When You Hold It Normally

The scourge of vertical video was many years away when Bronica released the RF645 in the year 2000, but this medium format rangefinder was obviously ahead of its time. Unlike most cameras, when you hold the RF645 in “normal” orientation, you’ll capture a vertical portrait orientation image. Photographer Alastair Bird recently reviewed the Bronica RF645, […]

I Worked with the Canon 1D X Mark III for Two Days

Last month, as a Canon Ambassador, I had the opportunity to try out the new DSLR flagship camera, the Canon 1D X Mark III, for 2 days. This is neither a technical review nor a test report. The video above will show you how I worked with the new camera. I’m not going to cover […]

Hands-On with the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 for E-Mount and L-Mount

Back in mid-2017, I was tasked with reviewing Sigma’s first 24-70mm lens, the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF Art lens, and I was extremely disappointed. You can read my whole review here, but in summary, I found it to be sadly inconsistent with its sharpness. Most notably, I found that edge sharpness was really […]

$200 vs $4,000 Camera: Is Your Phone Good Enough for Travel Photography?

Sensor image quality has advanced so much over the last few years that phone manufacturers are boasting photographs that rival those from larger mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Some, like the Xiaomi Mi CC9 at 108 megapixels, quadruple the resolution of my best camera. The iPhone 11 Pro and Google Pixel 4 have incredible night mode […]

Review: A Landscape Perspective of the Tamron 17–28mm f/2.8 Di III

My main objective in this article isn’t to provide an in-depth review of the Tamron 17–28mm f/2.8 Di III lens, but I hope to offer the reader a few insights in terms of how the lens performs from a landscape photographer’s perspective as a photographer who usually prefers to shoot ultra-wide-angle. I received the Tamron […]

16-Inch MacBook Pro vs Razer Blade 15 Studio: Photo Editing Shootout

Last month, we reached out to Razer to see if they would lend us a Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition for testing. With the 16-inch MacBook Pro just announced and on its way in as well, it seemed like the perfect time to see which top-of-the-line laptop would take the photo editing crown. Editor’s Note: […]

Using iPhone’s ‘Night Mode’ to Shoot 40 Days of Darkness in Russia’s North

For my latest photo essay “Forty Days Of Darkness,” I bought the new iPhone 11 Pro and went to Russia’s Murmansk, the biggest city in the Arctic circle. From December until January the sun never rises over Murmansk. With the iPhone camera (most of the time) set to “night mode,” I shot life in the […]

A Comparison of All High Magnification Camera Lenses

For a long time, there weren’t many options for high magnification macro photography without resorting to solutions like lens coupling and reversals. The only lens on most photographer’s radar was the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x Macro. There were also other options, however, so let’s take a look at how the MP-E 65 compares to […]

Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch: A Film Director’s Perspective

For a several years now, I have been patiently waiting for a “new” MacBook Pro to arrive. There has been a lot of hype about new processors, increased screen size and resolution, improved features and connectivity, even better battery life. Myself along with many industry colleagues, have been reaching out to Apple for some time […]

Sony a7R IV for Wildlife Photography: A Killer Combination of Resolution, Speed, and Autofocus

A lot has been said about the ultra-high resolution Sony a7R IV when it comes to shooting portraits, studio work, or landscapes–basically everywhere high resolution is a must. But what about wildlife photography? Seattle-based wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos took the camera to Africa to find out. With its Animal Eye AF, surprisingly fast burst rate, […]

Fuji X-T3 vs Sony a6600: Comparing Autofocus, High ISO and More

If you can get past the lack of a full-frame sensor, the Fujifilm X-T3 and Sony a6600 are two of the most compelling and full-featured mirrorless cameras on the market today. So while everyone is arguing over full-frame mirrorless, The Slanted Lens decided to do a little APS-C shootout to see which of these cameras […]

Testing the Animal Detect Autofocus on the Panasonic G9

Panasonic recently released a major firmware update that adds Animal Detect autofocus to the Lumix G9. As a bird and wildlife photographer, the new feature had me really excited, but how well does it actually work? I took it out into the field to find out. Intro I have been shooting with the Lumix G9 […]

Tamron 24mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 Review: Compact & Affordable Primes for Sony

Tamron recently announced a trio of compact primes for Sony FE: the 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.8 and 20mm f/2.8. We had the chance to test out the 24 and 35mm primes for a few days to see how they performed. Overview Tamron has been on a hot streak with Sony lenses ever since they released […]

Ricoh GR III Street Photography Review: Long Live the King!

I’ve been shooting with the Ricoh GR III for the past few months and I can tell you it definitley lives up to the hype. It’s small, stealthy and produces amazing images but is this the ultimate street photography camera? My Ricoh GR III street photography review has the answer. Overview The Ricoh GR III […]

Testing the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens for 10 Days in California

The trinity is now complete. Since the release of the Canon EOS R about a year ago, the mirrorless camera is my go-to tool for shoots. Not least because of its size and weight, as well as the amazing lenses (RF 28-70mm f/2, RF 50mm f/1.2, and my RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 expedition lens) the EOS […]

You Probably Don’t Care About the Leica SL2, and You’re Worse Off For It

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never used a Leica. I don’t think I’d ever even held one or knew much about them other than the occasional story of an outlandishly expensive iteration on a camera previously on the market. I had preconceived notions about the kind of company Leica was, about their […]

Deep Fusion Demo: Trying Out Apple’s Computational Photography Tech

Apple has released iOS 13.2, debuting the ‘Deep Fusion’ computational photography tech that it showed off during the iPhone 11 keynote, and we decided to take it for a quick spin to see what all the fuss is about. Spoiler Alert: If you care about photography and own an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or […]



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