When it comes to modern autofocus lenses, your options are typically cheap-feeling plastic up to nice-feeling plastic. Finally, there’s an option for getting the build quality of a beautiful, vintage prime with modern optics and coatings.
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One of the worst experiences any photographer can go through is breaking a piece of gear beyond repair. The question is, however, at what point is "broken" too broken to use?
The Newest Spot Meter to the Market May Well Be the Smallest but Is It Any Good? A Review of the Reveni Labs Spot Meter
For many photographers, using a hand held meter is considered next-level — particularly for film photographers. Often times though, they are a bit bulky and can get in the way. Is the Reveni Labs Spot Meter is the solution we've been waiting for?
For a lot of photographers, the need to edit and present their portfolio on the run is ever-present. Can the iPad Pro meet the needs of a modern photographer?
The Best Value, Lightest, and Most Compact Telephoto Zoom for Sony Is Here: Fstoppers Reviews the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 DI III VXD
For those photographers looking for a light and compact telephoto zoom for the Sony system, wait no longer. The Tamron model is here and made to impress.
With film photography becoming more and more popular, it’s no wonder people are branching out into surf and film photography.
From the perspective of the film community at large, things have really seemed to be on the up and up lately, almost to a point that it’s annoying. Then, Fuji brought us all back to reality.
Nearly 15 Times Bigger Than Full Frame and Considerably Cheaper: Fstoppers Reviews the Intrepid 4x5 MK4
Are you a film photographer who wants to explore the final (original?) modern frontier of film? Are you a digital photographer who wants a dramatically different experience? Say hello to the Intrepid.
For many film photographers, particularly those only recently getting into film, the question of going to medium format reaches everyone at some point. The smallest format, 645, is debatably not worth the additional costs over 35mm.
With film photography growing more and more popular by the day, it's becoming more common to see film on the shelves at camera shops. This video visits Kodak to show us all how Kodak's film is made.
With film's popularity on the rise, photographers shooting both film and digital is becoming more and more common.
This One End-of-Year Habit Will Make You a Better Photographer. And It’s New Year’s Resolution Free!
For the past several years, I have done this one thing at the end of the year, and it has been responsible for my improvement more than anything else.
The year 2020 has been, for a majority of people, an absolutely bizarre year that few (no one?) would want to relive. For this film photographer, here are the best things from 2020: the best expensive gear, cheap gear, inspirations, etc.
As the film photography world is hurdling forward, increasing in popularity seemingly day by day, the hunt for an affordable medium format camera is getting more and more difficult. This may be the last great option for 645 film photography.
For film photographers, digitizing negatives (and slides!) is a crucial part of the process. For many, myself included, finding an affordable option that does a good job is a challenge.
There's something unique and appealing about shooting panoramic format. The most popular camera for it is the Hasselblad X-Pan, which goes for several thousand dollars these days. Do we finally have an affordable alternative?
For film photographers looking to getting into medium format, often the first considerations made are 645 cameras. The Mamiya 645 and the Pentax 645 are two of the most popular models.
Who doesn't love instant film? Who doesn't love shooting medium format? Using a high quality medium format camera to shoot polaroids is getting the best of both worlds.
Arguably the favorite characteristic of film for many film photographers is the way film responds to light when under- or over-exposed. Portra 160 is no different. Ironically, the results really surprised me.
As with everything else, there’s a right a tool for every job. For a photographer, the decision between film and digital is sometimes simple, sometimes less so.