Why Lens Coatings Are So Important in Photography

In recent years, some lens designers have updated their lenses with new lens coatings. For instance, Pentax’s newest limited lenses feature an existing optical design with only a few improvements, including a better lens coating. When testing such lenses, reviewers generally agree that new lens coatings significantly improve the image quality (especially contrast and flare), … Read more

Vintage Cars, Film Cameras, and Not Photographing the Crash

The Vintage Sports Car Club, a club for people who own or appreciate sports cars built before 1931, combines several great loves of mine. Its founding principle seems to be that cars should not languish in garages as collectors items, but be driven, and driven hard. It’s a bastion of British eccentricity with a healthy … Read more

Sony’s Xperia 1 IV is the World’s First Smartphone with True Optical Zoom

Sony has announced the Xperia 1 Mark IV, a smartphone packed with features that put the needs of video shooters first but doesn’t hold much back for everyone else. It’s also the first smartphone with a true optical zoom lens that can shoot between 85mm and 125mm. The Xperia 1 IV is specifically tailored for … Read more

Buy Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens – PL Mount

The Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens features a lightweight carbon fiber housing and compact design while providing full frame coverage of large sensors. This lens is advanced enough for use with large cameras capable of capturing up to 8K resolution, yet it’s also compact for use with smaller mirrorless cameras and in … Read more

Shooting Gigs – Pushing The Boundaries of B&W Film – By Tom Schulte

I might say, pushing the boundaries of film in this case is more like returning to its roots. When rock ‘n roll and hard bop burst through the famed and now widely regarded as the golden age of music, that is, 50s-70s, the highest ISO film available was around 400-1000 (B&W of course). It’s difficult … Read more

Buy Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens – Sony FE Mount

The Samyang XEEN CF 85mm T1.5 Pro Cine Lens features a lightweight carbon fiber housing and compact design while providing full frame coverage of large sensors. This lens is advanced enough for use with large cameras capable of capturing up to 8K resolution, yet it’s also compact for use with smaller mirrorless cameras and in … Read more

How to Qualify for the YouTube Shorts Funds: Ultimate Guide

YouTube has launched YouTube Shorts as the game-changer for the short-form vertical video app platform topped by TikTok these past years. What makes the competition more challenging is that YouTube has launched YouTube Shorts Funds of $100 million to reward videos that can rise to the battle of creating the most viral 60 seconds clips … Read more

GoPro HERO10 vs Insta360 ONE RS vs DJI Action 2 Side-by-Side Comparison

No longer is the only choice in action cameras the GoPro. With DJI and Insta360 in the market with unique offerings you might have a long debate over exactly which model might be the best overall or the best for you. Right now we are looking at three main offerings: the GoPro HERO10 Black, the … Read more