Photo Gear

Comparing Smartphones and Cameras – Is the Gap Closing? 

Taking pictures with smartphones is growing by leaps and bounds. In terms of quality, it no longer lags behind dedicated cameras as much as before. Where are smartphone cameras keeping up with dedicated cameras and where are they lagging? In this article, we’ll analyze several examples and compare both devices. 

Beautiful bokeh and speed – this is the new ultra-fast Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 

A 50mm lens is one of the most basic pieces of portrait photography equipment. In this article, we’ll take a look at the special, ultra-fast Nikon Z 50mm f/1.2 lens. We’ll also compare it to its older competitors. We’ve tested the lens in the field, so don’t expect dry theory. We are bringing you firsthand experience and a bunch of photos so you can come to your own conclusions. Let’s have at it! 

What to get a photographer for Christmas – 5 gift ideas that are sure to bring joy 

Do you need some last-minute gift ideas? You certainly aren’t the only one. If you are shopping for a photography enthusiast, you’re reading the right article. We’ve peeked in Santa’s sack and gathered a few great ideas from our photographers and editors that certainly won’t disappoint. If you’ve just added several pairs of Christmas socks to your shopping cart, you can cancel your order. 

Mechanical vs. electronic shutter: what are the differences and which one should you use?

Analog technologies are becoming digital. Rolls of film have been replaced by an electronic sensor, and moving mirrors are also slowly becoming obsolete. Yet, there is still one last remaining bit of the past to be replaced: the shutter. The technology here has not yet reached the necessary heights to go completely digital, so there are cameras that allow you to choose between a mechanical and an electronic shutter for each image. Each has its own pros and cons.

An old lens for a modern camera: Which to choose for portrait, macro, or landscape photography

Old manual lenses are popular because they capture interesting details, beautiful bokeh, and for the retro look they imprint on their images. But which retro lens should you choose for your digital camera? It’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of offerings. Save yourself some time – we’ve gathered some tips for you for some tried and true retro lenses suitable for various genres. Whether you’re into portrait, landscape, macro, or street photography, we’ll help find the right lens for you. 

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