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Darren Miles

Time to say goodbye to Profoto? A look at the Flashpoint XPLOR 300
The best portrait lens I’ve ever used, but with three “buts” — the Fuji GF 110mm f/2
Odd focal length but an absolute gem: The Sigma 65mm f/2 “C”
An ultrawide for Fuji medium format: The Laowa GF 17mm f/4
One thing everyone is overlooking on the GFX 100S … and the “hipsters” might not like it
Has medium format hit a tipping point?
Fuji 23mm f/1.4 a perfect starter lens, with fast autofocus and beautiful bokeh
A new standard in ultra-wide lenses: The Nikon 14-24mm for Z mount
Four reasons why pro photographers need to stop losing sleep over smartphone cameras
Five things successful photographers don’t do
The XF 8-16mm has me rethinking Fuji cameras for my professional work
Has Profoto lost its way?

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Has medium format hit a tipping point?

I bought a used GFX 50s and it got me thinking. If I took the plunge because of the lower price point of used copies, then many others must be thinking the same thing. Has medium format hit a tipping

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Has Profoto lost its way?

Let’s get one thing out of the way — this is not a hit piece on Profoto. I’ve been an avid user and proponent of their gear for almost a decade. Their lighting is consistent and nearly bulletproof, and the

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The most criminally overlooked camera of 2020

It’s understandable why Canon and Sony have sucked all the oxygen out of the room in 2020. The Canon R5 and R6 were groundbreaking cameras that told the photography community that Canon finally “gets it.” The Sony a7s III was

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The Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO: Great fun, at a price

The venerable 35mm lens. It’s a focal length that’s considered a must for most photographers. Not too long and not too wide, many photographers consider the 35mm in the “Goldilocks Zone” — that is, just right! The 35mm is versatile,

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Featured

Has medium format hit a tipping point?

I bought a used GFX 50s and it got me thinking. If I took the plunge because of the lower price point of used copies, then many others must be thinking the same thing. Has medium format hit a tipping

Read More
Cover

Has Profoto lost its way?

Let’s get one thing out of the way — this is not a hit piece on Profoto. I’ve been an avid user and proponent of their gear for almost a decade. Their lighting is consistent and nearly bulletproof, and the

Read More
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The most criminally overlooked camera of 2020

It’s understandable why Canon and Sony have sucked all the oxygen out of the room in 2020. The Canon R5 and R6 were groundbreaking cameras that told the photography community that Canon finally “gets it.” The Sony a7s III was

Read More
Cover

The Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO: Great fun, at a price

The venerable 35mm lens. It’s a focal length that’s considered a must for most photographers. Not too long and not too wide, many photographers consider the 35mm in the “Goldilocks Zone” — that is, just right! The 35mm is versatile,

Read More
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Four reasons why I’m ordering a Nikon Z 6II

Did you hear the news about the new Z 6II camera? Nikon’s announcement was met with a collective yawn, but in spite of that, I’ll likely order the newest camera from Nikon. Here are four reasons why. 1. Adaptable lenses I

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The value of getting it right in-camera

“You can fix that in Photoshop, right?” When I first started in photography 15 years ago, most of my original mentors grew up in the film era. Me? I was born and raised on digital, primarily because photography was my

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