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An Abundance of Good Cameras

We’ve reviewed 28 full-frame digital cameras so far at Photography Life. Every one of them has gotten at least four stars. In the abstract, that sure seems like too much - but when I look at each camera again, I can’t help but think every single one deserves it.

Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Review

The word "superzoom" doesn't always conjure pleasant images in a photographer's mind. Historically, a lot of superzooms are low-end lenses with bad image quality and even worse construction. The $900 Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR aims to change that impression. Does it succeed?

To the Guy Who Accused Me of Faking My Macro Photo

There’s a long and sordid history behind staging and faking wildlife photography. It’s anything from lying that a zoo photo was taken in the wild, to baiting wildlife, to even killing and then staging the corpse of an animal.

The Best Macro Lenses for Nikon

I’ve tested a lot of macro lenses for Nikon cameras recently, which is lucky timing given the upcoming 50mm and 105mm Z-series macro lenses. We’ll test those two soon enough, but today, here's a comparison of a half dozen popular macro lenses already on the market.

On Unifying a Photo’s Emotions

What’s the difference between a good photo and a bad photo, even of the same subject? It’s a hard question. If I knew for sure, I’d never need to delete a photo again. But there is one concept that I’ve found helpful to answer the question: unity.

Nikon Z5 vs Z6 II

The difference in price between the Nikon Z5 and Nikon Z6 II is substantial, even though both are full-frame mirrorless cameras with a lot of similarities. Is the Nikon Z6 II worth the extra money? This comparison explains everything you need to know to make your decision.

Photoshop Smart Objects Explained: Why They’re Helpful for Photography

Adobe Photoshop doesn’t turn layers into smart objects by default, so it can be easy to forget how useful they are. But they have some amazing benefits that you should know about - most of all, the ability to re-edit filters that you’ve applied to a layer.

What We Know About the Nikon Z Pancakes (Development Announcement)

Camera companies have really been fans of development announcements recently! Today, alongside the formal announcement of two Nikon Z macro lenses, Nikon also revealed more details about the upcoming 28mm and 40mm pancake primes that have been on the roadmap for a while.

Nikon Announces Its First Z-Series Macro Lenses, a 50mm and 105mm

The newest Z-series lenses were announced today: a 50mm f/2.8 and 105mm f/2.8 lens, both of which are capable of 1:1 magnification macro photography. The lenses will cost $650 and $1000 respectively, and Nikon says they'll ship by late June. Let's take a look at them below.

Used Cameras Will Kill Entry-Level Cameras

Ignoring price, would you rather have the Nikon D750 or the Nikon D5600? It’s probably no contest. Unless you desperately need the D5600’s lighter weight or tilt-flip screen, the full-frame D750 is ahead in every way. Okay, stop ignoring price. The D750 is cheaper.

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