Category: Reviews

Hasselblad XCD 25mm f/2.5 V Review: Bright and Wide

Hasselblad has introduced a new 25mm prime lens to add to its already crowded wide-angle assortment. I’ve reviewed the 30mm f/3.5, and Hasselblad also has 28mm f/4 and 21mm f/4 lenses. However, this new wide prime splits the difference and has an even brighter f/2.5 aperture. [Read More]

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Vivo V30 Pro Review: Among the Best Affordable Phones for Photography

The Vivo V30 Pro may be a mid-range smartphone, but with Zeiss in the mix, the camera takes a decisive step forward compared to its predecessors. Until now, Vivo reserved its collaboration with Zeiss for its X Series, but no longer. The Zeiss tech makes the more affordable V Series more interesting to photographers. [Read…

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Shure MV7+ Review: The Best Studio Mic for Most People

I’ve used a lot of different microphones over the past few years, but recent experience with Shure on The PetaPixel Podcast put its SM7db at the top of my tier list. Shure’s new MV7+ doesn’t quite unseat my number one favorite mic, but it comes darn close. [Read More]

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Honor Magic 6 Pro Review: A Strong and Emerging Smartphone Contender

The Honor Magic 6 Pro is a quality smartphone with a camera array built to make the case that it has the goods to be among the best. Honor is a spinoff of Huawei, which let the brand go in 2021 in a bid to evade U.S. sanctions. Since then, Honor has carved out its…

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Fujifilm X100VI Review: Joy Masquerading as a Camera

It is highly unlikely that you have not heard of the Fujifilm X100VI. Similarly, you’ve probably seen some polarizing discourse around it. For some reason, it’s seemingly only appropriate to love this camera or dunk on it. There is no in between. [Read More]

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Is the Insta360 X4 8K Actually Any Good? | The PetaPixel Podcast

The biggest video-centric exhibition took place last week and brought with it a ton of news, including a new dual-lens camera from Insta360 called the X4 8K. There are a lot of conflicting reports on the video quality, though and Jordan Drake has thoughts. [Read More]

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra Review: Serious Photographers Should Take Notice

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the clearest indicator yet that Xiaomi wants to be the best in mobile photography, even if some parts of the world don’t know it. Anecdotal as it may be, people react with surprise at the images they see captured by the phone when I show them. [Read More]

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Aura Frames ‘Walden’ Review: It Checks All the Picture Boxes

Aura Frames has emerged as a dominant force in the digital frame world, and it’s easy to see why. The stunning image quality and ease of use make it a top choice for displaying photos. [Read More]

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Sony G 16-25mm f/2.8 Review: This is the Wide-Angle Zoom Lens To Get

Do you want a compact lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture? Does it have to be as sharp as a G-Master lens without the high price? Sony may have just given you what you asked for, provided that you don’t need an extensive zoom range. [Read More]

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The Cheap Little Telephoto That Could: A Bargain Basement 600mm for the OM-1 Mark II

A couple of weeks ago I upgraded from the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II to the OM System OM-1 Mark II. One of the reasons was for the OM-1 Mark II’s greatly enhanced wildlife tracking functions. [Read More]

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