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Reviews

Learning Cameras' reviews are designed to be informative and interesting more than anything else. Camera reviews are created in a way to best test out equipment and put it through every test we can think of. Lenses are reviewed using methods designed to test the performance and consistency of every piece of glass. DSLR Camera and Lens reviews are a vital part to ensuring that you aquire the equipment that is right for you saving you time and money.

The Only Camera Lens You Will Ever Need? Tamron 18-400mm Review



With a mind boggling 18-400mm zoom lens, Tamron should have your attention! But the question is whether this crazy focal length can still offer amazing image quality. So, let’s take a look at this Tamron 18-400mm VC Lens in this review and see if the performance is worthy of your camera.

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Nikon D7500 Hands On Review


When the Nikon D7500 was first announced, I had a bit of mixed feelings. There were some amazing new specs and the promise of great image quality most of which were inherited from the D500, but Nikon had pulled some of the features that made the Nikon D7200 such an amazing new camera. While I’m still not thrilled about the lack of dual cards for example, for the most part I’m accepting the change so let’s check out this new camera, the image quality, features, and compare it to the growing competition.

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Panasonic GH5 Review


The spec list on the Panasonic GH5 is absolutely ridiculous with 4k @ 60P, 1080p @ 180fps, 10 bit, unlimited recording, and so much more. It brings professional video features to a compact mirrorless camera that takes up less bag space than your average DSLR. But despite it's unassuming looks, it packs an unbeatable punch. So let’s go in-depth after some wedding filmmaking to see if the GH5 really is the ultimate video camera.

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Sony 16-35 F2.8 Gmaster and 12-24 F4 Lenses Hands On


Sony has just completed the Holy Trinity of lenses by releasing a new Sony 16-35mm F2.8 Gmaster Lens. As a part of the Gmaster series, the 16-35 boasts plenty of high end features as well as the promise of incredible sharpness while retaining beautiful defocused areas even at wide apertures. In addition, a super wide 12-24mm F4 lens was also introduced brining another offering to the growing Sony E mount lens lineup. We went hands on with these lenses over several days with both the high resolution Sony A7RII and new powerhouse Sony A9 and the results seem to speak for themselves.

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Review - A New Standard for Drones


While drone sales have been increasing at breathtaking speeds, DJI has been one of the few manufactures setting the standard for quality in both drone technology and camera image quality for these aerial UAVs. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro does exactly that with a new camera boasting a larger 1” 20MP sensor capable of 4k video at up to 60fps! But the Phantom 4 Pro is more than just a camera upgrade with a host of new sensors, longer maximum range & flight time, new autonomous mode, speed increase, and more. So let’s take a look at DJI’s newest drone option.

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Read more: DJI Phantom 4 Pro Review - A New Standard for Drones

Sony A9 Review - A First Look At Sony's Newest Flagship

The Sony A9 is official and ready for a grand entrance with some stunning specifications meant to challenge Canon’s 1DX II and Nikon’s D5 with a 24mp sensor, 20fps burst rate with autofocus and AE, and 693 Phase detection AF points covering 93% of the frame. And on paper, it certainly does. But as we often find with Sony cameras, you need way more than a spec sheet to get a clear understanding of the Sony A9 and this camera is no exception. 

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Sony A9: B&H  |   Adorama    |   Amazon  
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Read more: Sony A9 Review - A First Look At Sony's Newest Flagship

Zhiyun Crane Gimbal Review - My Favorite 3-Axis Stabilizer

Gimbals have been a pretty frustrating experience for me thus far. I have tried everything from the higher end DJI Ronin M to cheaper $500 models and I just haven’t found anything that I loved. I absolutely was a huge fan of the smooth motion they were able to provide, but the setup, construction, ergonomics, weight, and other issues seemed to just be a thorn in my side. Now enter the Zhiyun Crane, a portable, powerful, well built, and easy to use 3 axis stabilization system that costs less than $650! To me, this is a game changer.

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Sony A99II Review - Look Out World


The Sony A99II absolutely has my favorite spec list of all time. While using one of the most amazing full frame 42mp sensors on the market today from the A7RII, the A99II is still able to maintain 12fps with full AF and AE. Combined with a Hybrid AF system with 399 on sensor AF points paired with a traditional 79 point dedicated AF sensor and 5 axis in body image stabilization, the results are unparalleled by any other competing system. In true Sony fashion, videographers are never left to the curb since the A99II has 4k recording at up to 30fps, 1080p at 120fps, log recording, focus peaking, my favorite tilt screen mechanism, and a host of other features. If we just stopped there, the A99II would be the greatest camera of all time. But there is always more to the story so let’s dive a bit deeper with this Sony A99II Review Purchase: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
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Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART Lens Review - Downright Amazing

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Stop everything you are buying...The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art is the lens you want. It simply is one of the greatest lenses every made. With unbelievable characteristics, solid build, and stunning design, what else could you want? Oh, and it's the most affordable 85mm F1.4 around and available for both Canon & Nikon DSLRs. Check out the full review past the break.

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Read more: Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART Lens Review - Downright Amazing

Panasonic G85 Mirrorless Camera Review

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The Panasonic G85 takes the already amazing Panasonic G7 and brings it to the next level by adding 5 axis image stabilization, a weather resistant magnesium alloy body, and some new hardware changes to the mix. But these new features come at a higher price so let's see if this mirrorless camera is up to challenging some amazing DSLRs from Canon & Nikon as well as the mirrorless Sony A6300.

Purchase the Panasonic G85: B&H Photo | Amazon

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