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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Review: A New Benchmark

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2

When the Z mirrorless system was first announced, Nikon swore to deliver lenses with far superior image quality and optical characteristics when compared to the DSLR F-mount siblings, and it all started with the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens. Despite how good the f/4 “kit” version performed compared to the F-mount version, the $2,295 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens might be one of the best 24-70mm lenses ever made.

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Vivo X80 Pro Smartphone Review: Modest, Incremental Improvements

Vivo X80 Pro Smartphone Review: Modest, Incremental Improvements

Vivo X80 Pro

Vivo is back again with yet another flagship phone trying to push mobile photography to new levels, although it may be too soon to know for sure if the X80 Pro will ever do that.

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LG DualUp Monitor Review: It’s Really, Really Big

LG DualUp Monitor Review: It’s Really, Really Big

LG DualUp Monitor

The LG DualUp is unique. It’s a massive 31.5-inch double-height 2,560 by 2,880 display that is equivalent to two 21.5-inch displays combined into one. It’s truly huge and lives up to the “productivity powerhouse” promise.

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Nikon Z7 II: An Astrophotography and Nightscape Review

Nikon Z7 II: An Astrophotography and Nightscape Review

In May of 2018, I upgraded to a Nikon Z6 from my old Nikon D3200. When I was trying to decide on cameras, I made a distinct decision to go with the Z6 over the Z7. Mostly based on the technical specifications with regards to low light sensitivity. Since then, I’ve always wondered though if I would truly have noticed and also would I have preferred the higher resolution.

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Veikk VK2200 Pro Tablet Review: Low Resolution but High Performance

Veikk VK2200 Pro Tablet Review: Low Resolution but High Performance

Graphics tablets come in all shapes, sizes, and prices, but until recently, there has been very little competition in the space. This left potential users with very few and often very expensive options. That’s the market the Veikk VK2200 Pro enters and is trying to change.

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ShiftCam ProGrip Review: Tighter Grip, Better Shots

ShiftCam ProGrip Review: Tighter Grip, Better Shots

Shiftcam ProGrip

Smartphones continue to improve in the quality of images they can take, but one could argue the ergonomics have either stagnated or gotten worse over that time. That’s where the ShiftCam ProGrip comes in.

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SmallRig RC220 Bi-Color LED Review: Accurate and Affordable

SmallRig RC220 Bi-Color LED Review: Accurate and Affordable

SmallRig-RC220B-Review

SmallRig’s 220 Watt RC220B LED light is a much-anticipated update to the RC120 series LED. While the D version is daylight balanced, the B model we tested offers a color balance of 2700K to 6500K. After making several smaller vlogger-style LED lights, it seems with this update, SmallRig is officially entering the professional continuous lighting world.

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H&Y Revoring Swift Filter Review: Fast, Secure, and Functional

H&Y Revoring Swift Filter Review: Fast, Secure, and Functional

H&Y recently announced a new addition to its lineup of magnetic and hot-swappable filter accessories: the Revoring Swift. The comapny says it is the world’s first modular magnetic filter system and was launched on Kickstarter where, at the time of publication, it already achieved nearly ten times the initial funding goal.

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Poco F4 GT Review: A Gaming Phone With a Capable Camera

Poco F4 GT Review: A Gaming Phone With a Capable Camera

Poco F4 GT

You may know Xiaomi, but do you know Poco? Xiaomi’s sub-brand isn’t a household name on this side of the world, and the F4 GT isn’t necessarily a camera-first phone, either.

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A Review of the Nintendo Game Boy Camera 24 Years Later

A Review of the Nintendo Game Boy Camera 24 Years Later

Nintendo-GameBoy-Camera-24-Years-Later

Photographer Gordon Laing from Camera Labs and Dino Bytes has released a special episode dedicated to one of the strangest digital cameras released in the 90s – The Nintendo Game Boy Camera.

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