The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are the first smartphones with a full-fledged and fully automatic “Astrophotography Mode.” In this short video review, Ian talks about his experience shooting astrophotos with the Google Pixel 4 in the dark skies of the California deserts.
Check out our quick astrophoto comparison of the Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens and the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 for Sony E mount.Continue reading “Rokinon Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE vs. Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Astrophotography Lens Review”
In this review, guest contributor and fellow astrophotographer Jordan Watke shares some beautiful images and takes an in-depth look at Sony’s high quality wide-angle zoom for full-frame E-mount Sony mirrorless cameras.Continue reading “Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Astrophotography Review”
This quick guide outlines the gear you’ll need to build your own long lens panorama tripod head suitable for large format panorama creation.Continue reading “DIY: Building Your Own Large Format Panorama Head”
Tripods are one of those things that few photographers want to spend money on, me included. I’m certainly guilty of (regularly) trying to support a $3000+ camera and lens combo on a cheap, questionably capable, travel tripod. I think I’ve finally found a less questionable, much more capable affordable travel tripod.Continue reading “Leofoto LS-284C Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Review”
We’ve gone through many different camera straps over the years. Like camera bags, straps are one of those things that, for some reason, have never quite perfectly fit our needs. We’ve searched high and low for the best strap solution over the last 6 years.
We’ve used the stock neck straps that came with our cameras, attempted to make our own camera straps, bought various third party straps, sling straps, leather straps and even ditched the neck straps altogether. Can the Peak Design Slide strap break through as the perfect camera strap?Continue reading “Peak Design Slide and Slide Lite Camera Strap Review”
This is Ian Norman’s live stream preview of the upcoming Luminar 3 RAW editor from Skylum Software. Ian gives a pre-release overview of Luminar 3, takes questions about astrophotography and talk about how Luminar 3 compares to Adobe Lightroom.Continue reading “Live Review: Astrophotography RAW Editing in Luminar 3”